The scene cuts from Bay 4, wiping open from the center. We see a battered turbolift open up, following the wipe. Inside are a couple of unknown humans, a gungan missing an eyestalk, Hiden wearing his latest headwear, Erska futzing with a datapad, Shalo masking his emotions, and BB making quiet binary noises in the corner.
There’s no music, no production still. This is one of those vague moments between wipes when the bookkeeping happens. So help me determine where the wipe opens up. Are BB and Hiden going to sit at the console for a few hours, repairing and slicing? Are the party members going to try to do something about the stench aboard the Sybil’s Silence? What is Erska going to do about Arri? And what about the security dude? Not to mention Quida! Find out next time, on “Star Wars – Abandon All Hope”
In the background, we see Hiden neatly parking the Centennial Sparrow in Slot 4. Shalo, Erska, and Siet have already mesh-taped Nolest’s mouth, flippers, and legs, and are rounding up the bodies of their fallen opponents. The three mon calimari are stacked on the cargo lift, either reverently or non-ceremoniously depending on who’s stacking. BB is notably absent from the scene outside the Sybil’s Silence, presumably inside slicing the ship’s computer.
As we watch the Centennial Sparrow ease herself into a holding pattern outside Docking Bay 4, we experience the use of “manual-zoom-shaky-cam” and can just make out Siet and BB talking on the hangar deck. Cut to just behind the two talking about correcting the datapad on board. Just barely in-frame, we see Erska smoothly situate herself behind one of Sybil’s Silence’s landing struts, and then Shalo leaning against the slot partition, lightsaber drawn but not ignited.
The circle wipe opens up on an empty corridor in the massive Star Destroyer. Distant sounds of the bazaar can still be heard, but more prominent are the hum of the air circulation, engines, and compensators. New music replaces the last as the droid and miraluka from the previous scene move towards the camera.
The camera pans down from the fading yellow text to reveal a bright red Imperial Star Destroyer. It appears to be orbiting a large, uninhabited asteroid or moon. Buzzing around it like a swarm of insects are snub fighters, light freighters, and corvettes of practically every make and model.
Evidently it’s “Star Wars Day”, as determined by the Intarwebs at large. It’s fairly logical – “May the Fourth” sounds far too much like “May the Force…” to ignore. So, as a bit of a celebration of such, I’m going to run a Star Wars play-by-post RPG. Right here on this blog.