As our Heroes once again board their ship, Irwin discovers the firing coil on the main canon has been burnt up by Torsen and Echo and their reckless firing upon the ED-209 Unit. Much to Torsen's chagrin, there was no way to repair the coil on board, so they would have to make port and find a spare. The party decided to head back to Nestora, rent a hanger for the day and store the ship out of sight. They then decided to split the party into two groups: Iriwn, Fabio and Adam would head to the Junk Yard and try to locate a new firing coil for the ship while Toren Rastix and Echo headed back to The Magic Hat Shop with the box they retrieved from Daverous.
The Junk yard Group spent many hours looking for a decent coil to repair the gun, after the first hour, it began to rain, turning the soil of the junkyard inot ettentially quicksand. After locating two coils, and the ground turning to liquid, Adam accidentaly fell into the large ditch in the center of the yard catching on something that is exposed by the landslide. Thinking quickly, Irwin ties one end of his rope to a large vehicle stuck in the mud, wraps himself in it and has Fabio ready to pull him up. Adam caught the rope, ties himself off and began to left out of the ditch, when he and Irwin notice what caught him in the first place. An old down trodden robot still intact some how. Adam managed to tie the robot off as well and Fabio and Irwin were able to hoist the pair up. After some expert haggling, the group leave with their haul of goods and head back to the ship.
Torsen, Echo and Rastix had made their way thru Nestora and find the Hat shop and awaiting inside is Arcanus' twin (we are alomost certain they are the same person) brother. Excited to finally deliver and collect our reward, a fully translated coded map, Torsen hands over the box only to find out it never needed a key in the first place. The wizard rubs the box on both ends and opens it with easy, drawing some very upset looks from the party since they risked their lives for its contents….PIE. The box contained a pie, but upon smelling it, the party become ravenous for this pie and are offered a slice for their trouble. This pie was in fact, the greatest pie any of them had ever tasted and will most likely never taste again. Satifiied with the delivery, the party is instructed to return to Arcanus if they wish to retireve their map. Torsen reveals his possession of the Jade Key all along to the wizard, who to everyone's disbielf, uses to to unlock the box further, revealing a very stylish and ostentaious hay inside. Torsen picks up the hat and replaces the one on his head with it, giving his old hat to his pet Jakker, Lavatros. Happy to be concluded with this affair, they also returned to the ship and along the way, Torsen spots a red-headed Elf trailing them from a far. He attempts t make contact, only to drive her away. Not really caring to discover more of the quite-possible agent of the Queen, they meet up with the other party memeber and return to the hanger with their goods.
The ships navigation coordinates are entered and The Winding Road are off to retireve their encoded map. It seems fate would have other plans, as the ship bank sharply, diverts it's course and accelerates. Irwin tries his best to re-route power and then try to unplug the engine all together, only to be shocked by the ship. It seems the ship has a destination in mind that cannot be altered. The ships stops suddenly, sending the crew aboard flying into one another. The ramp opens to a small town, a sign outside the town reads "Sunnydale." The party moves through the quiet town of humans without incident. They come upon a painted field of humans in strange armor hurling an ooblong ball at one another. The chaos here seems to have drawn a crowd, for benches full of human sit next to the field. Everyone cheers as one human makes his way to one end of the field with the odd looking ball in tow and slams it on to the ground. Watching intently, Fabio decides to join the frey and make a spectacle of himself as he catched the next ball thrown his way and slams in half way into the ground. The teams and all the human watching fall silent, stunned at the sheer size of the half-giant. As a near by secuirty takes notice and makes his move toward Fabio, Irwin tried to step in, but was met with unwanted hostility. It seemed, for a moment, like the secuirty guard had never seen a Saurian before….but how can this be?
The guard reached for what looked like a pistol and in an instant was placed in a force bubble curtesy of Adam. He fired every round he had before the bubble disapated, now free, the guard ran head first into a pole, knocking himself unconcious. Torsen seemed to think it was a good idea to loot the poor bastard and Echo thought killing him would make things better. After convincing them otherwise, and both Torsen and Irwin having time out in a force bubble, the party returned to the main section of town to find a bar and lodging for their stay. The find a place called The Bronze
Here, they would meet a man named Oz and work out a deal to play at the establishemnt in the follwing night, planning on attending this evening to promote the show and scope out the type of crowd that dwells here. Oz also inform them of a near by bed-n-breakfast, and advises them to seek lodgings there. After working out the exchnage rate from the normal currency they use, the men get room for 50 DOLL AIRS, whatever they are, while Irwin seeks accomedations in a tree located out back of the establishment.. Torsen, having secured his room is told his pet cannot be allowed entry, so he promptly breaks the rules by having the large cat climb said tree and enter thru the window.
While waiting for dinner, Irwin notices that the people of this town tend to break into song and dance, for no apparent reason other then they cannot escape it. as the day comes to a close, the party makes the way over to the Bronze for a night of revelry and champange.