“Xuner, are you a hundred percent on this, how do you know?” asked Takagari.
“I am boss, my vision revealed this to me” replied Xuner.
The seriousness in his tone made it abundantly clear to the Quaestor, this was an opportunity to take advantage of. Takagari was well aware of others having the Force ability to see flashes of future events. And maintaining the upper hand in any situation is always advantageous to keeping one’s head upon their shoulders.
The Quaestor paced around the room contemplating the events so far. His mind raced with what-if scenarios, trying to formulate a plan that would help the team achieve their objective and not get anyone killed. But Xuner’s connection to his Sith Master was solid and DarkHawk was well aware of that.
“If that is the case, we are going to need two rovers on the rooftops. Our two rovers will be mobile enough to manipulate the roofs, getting a birdseye view of the area. As always securing the higher ground will greatly increase our odds exponentially. By securing the high ground allows our rovers to identify and take out their staged goons…quietly. With their guns out of the picture, it gives us a tactical advantage and the upper hand during the meeting. With staging men on the overlook, our mark is bound to be overconfident and approach alone or with limited bodyguards. The rovers will be able to identify as our mark approaches, from that point on our rovers can position themselves to dispatch our mark quickly. Our best play here is to let him think he is in control, we are going to have to stall him, a little cat and mouse, we want him to get frustrated, lose his composure.”
The room fell silent for a few moments. Cal spoke next, “How are we going to know who our marks men are, we barely have intel on this…”
DarkHawk pondered Cal’s comments for a moment, then spoke. “There are always telltale signs, a meeting like this especially out in the open tells me our mark is not professional in this arena. His men will not be too discrete about themselves, designer clothes, what they read, how they stage themselves. A pro would have all the exits covered and closing off any chance of retreat. I have a feeling this is not the case here, but rather be wrong, our best play here is to send our rovers in early to survey the scene and watch who comes and goes.”
“So what do you all think…?” DarkHawk asked.
The young Twi’lek Marauder sat with her legs crossed, rubbing her chin thoughtfully as she contemplated what her fellow Sadowan had formulated. She passed a gaze over all of her comrades in this endeavor before she stood and walked over to one of the port windows.
“Is, everything alright?” asked Xuner.
The Knight stood silent for a moment then responded, “Well enough” She turned her attention to Takagari before she spoke again. “Quaestor KogaRyu” the young woman gave a respectful half-nod to her superior, “Your proposal seems quite solid. In fact, I feel confident that my old master would agree as well” she nodded thoughtfully. “However, I have to ask: who will be our two rovers?”
“Well, without singling anyone out, the biggest obstacle is we would have to be one quiet, and two….out of sight out of mind. If one of us were going to handle the negotiations, then they would need an envoy to accompany. Leaving the remainder of us to take on the rover guise.”
The girl nodded, considering the implication.
“Yes, indeed sir, though the biggest obstacle I see is identifying their men and taking them out. I thoroughly agree though. However we go about all this, stealth in this chapter of the mission is a prerequisite.”
“Well, fortunately for us, we have a couple of people here that are quite adept at reaching out and touching someone from a distance.” DarkHawk said as he gestured to the three Journeyman.
A devious smile broke across the Force Disciple face, “That ought to make things interesting. With your permission, let’s tighten up the details of this mission and get ourselves ready” Lav’anre spoke the words with relish. She was starting to get excited now…