The Scattergun Approach delivers medical supplies to a the besieged rebel city of New Nanking on the planet of Taiping. Thelonius spots a ground crew putting an explosive device on the ship. He draws and the saboteur takes a another ground crewman hostage.
The spaceport militia head over – but don’t want to execute the sneak because of visiting interaetellar press. Eventually the villain called Tsi Hsiu admits her was hired by ‘the Pride’ (the same pirate gang as the Sher Khan .) the charge would explode and the pride ship Sabor , hidden in the asteroid belt, would attack the crippled Scattergun.
However he claims to know where the Pirates stash their treasure and offers to give the location in return for his life.
Managing to out manoeuvre the Sabor in the asteroid they set course for the moon of Nueva Esperanza where the pirates keep their stash in the D’acconian highlands in Galtania .
After and rough and ready dogfight with the Pride guard ship the Scarface Claw which does extensive damage to the Scattergun (and lasers keep jamming from Mongoose hair) they land. Thelonius doing an amazing job of damage control.
The base is in the invasion path of invading Chinese communists & defending Galt Mech. They load up the following treasure and make their escape:
1 twin mounted anti ship plasma cannon & fire control system (needs a turret) (handy as the ship has a suitable hole in it.)
2 scrambler motorbikes
3 dozen Silurian slime weasels
4 scuttler general service bots (think red dwarf)
5 Niptish Wyen (Weyland-Yutani Enfield) L4B6 (Special Naval Landing Forces variant) pulse rifles with under slung grenade launcher, advanced sights & bayonets. (Power pods / grenades & bayonets provided.) these have a non bull pup configuration & folding stock so are more assault carbines than actual rules.
6 apparently human females in stasis