I’m not armed as well as I wish, but we are off.
On entry into Palatek, we receive a signal to wait to be inspected. We’re wanted here, so we jump away. Next, we receive a distress call, like the one that caused the problem with the pirates. We jump away again without answering. In the Talitar system, we are buzzed by a scoutship with the evil guns that kill the crew on a single hit.
We have every advantage so I’m tempted to go in guns blazing, but there is a 1 in 3 chance it will simply fly off. We take that chance and lose. He opens fire on us and gets the first shot.
The Antelope takes a pair of hits, which would have knocked out defensive ECM if we had them. The magnetic plasma cannon hits The Alicorn in the cargo hold.
Alicorn misses it’s shot, while The Antelope rains down 3 hits and the scout explodes.
That was not a good trade, but it’s probably what a crew PC’s would have done. We are limping down to the planet. We’re on our way to the Military base.