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This week, we're back to Vesk Don't Wear Ties! Yay!
In the last episode of VDWT - Ryder and Radar adopted their pseudonyms and fraudulently brokered a deal to purchase Vesk war drones. They checked out of their hotel room and made their way to the Laika-7 to pick up their ill-gotten cargo and fly home, but no sooner had they landed in the collections bay, the crew's paranoia began to kick in. Suddenly, Ryder realises they've been caught in a trap, set by the chief of the Vesk secret police - Secretary Azdriah. He watches from a distance as the very war drones the crew had purchased were set upon the Laika, quickly disabling its' engines before the crew could make their escape. As a last ditch gambit, Ryder threatened to fire one of the Laika's nuclear weapons point-blank at the secretary, bringing the situation to a tense stalemate. Azdriah saw utility in the crew and agreed to cease hostilities if they did him 'a favor'. He promised to let them go free, repair the Laika and even let them keep the drones they planned to steal. All the crew needs to do is clean up a mess that the Vesk don't wish to be seen cleaning up themselves - The elimination of some Azlanti affiliated mercenaries who have stolen a weather manipulation device. Not being the trusting kind, Azdriah decided to take Vee's unconcious body off the ship and hold them on the Veskarium as collateral insurance. Radar also manages to strike a deal with the secretary to give them as much information the Veskarium has on the White Ladder organization. Rearmed, re-equiped and with engines reignited, the Laika-7 hurtles off into the void to chase down the Fortune Limeri...
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