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Episode 1668: Alarmed, But Not Alert

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The cowering lackey is an important stereotype that you can make good use of. They cower before their superiors more as things go wrong, which of course is the general progression of things in the face of a group of heroes determined to take their boss down.

[Reminder: Our guest commentators have not seen Rogue One. Part of the fun is seeing how their untainted impressions re-interpret the movie through the lens of our comic.]

We have just seen at least four explosions, coming from various scattered areas, of a jungle area.

Never mind the question of why a planet that has completely artificial sandbars would have such an enormous amount of jungle off in the distance. Never mind the question of why there is so much area on this artificial planet that is not being patrolled or anything; or even needs to be patrolled.

Clearly, four large explosions were you don't have any buildings?

One explosion, where you have stuff being stored, might just be an accident.

Four explosions, where you have nothing, should trigger a very large military response. This is after all, a major military base. It should have plenty of defenses, and we should see our PCs completely and thoroughly overwhelmed at this point.

So, I'm guessing that this Empire will only send a small squad of 5 or 6.

— Keybounce

That is the face of a man who knows he's about to lose his job.

Are all those explosions from Pete's proximity charges? He sure spread them around quickly. Those mooks must have had Move speeds off the charts (or there were unseen speeders... but those are a little too conspicuous I think).

— aurilee

Transcript

GM: {present day} Meanwhile...
Krennic: During Tàrkin's visit, everything must be perfect. Security compliance must be at least 100% for the next two days.
Krennic: If anyone notices anything out of the ordinary, no matter how small, you are to report it to me immediately.
Krennic: Is that clear?
[SFX]: Kra-BOOOM!!!! {huge explosion in the distant jungle island visible outside the window}
{beat panels: Krennic and Ramda look at one another}
Krennic: What was that??
[SFX]: Kaboom!!
[SFX]: Kaboom!!
[SFX]: Kaboom!! {more explosions visible in the distance}
Commander Ramda: Uhhh... Happy Life... Daayy...?


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Published: Thursday, 21 June, 2018; 03:11:02 PDT.
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