Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Episodes: 'The Train Job', 'War Stories'
Above the planet of Ezra was Adelei Niska's Skyplex. Niska was a sadistic, cruel and terrifying crime lord. He would have people tortured for the smallest things, and prolong the pain for as long as he could. So when Mal went to him for a job, he was determined to have it go right. The job was to steal Alliance supplies from a train travelling to the mining community of Paradiso. What Mal didn't know was that a full unit of Alliance men were also on the train and that the supplies were much needed medicine. Having successfully completed the mission, Mal decided to hand back the supplies to the settlers and hand back the cash in hand Niska had given him. It wasn't enough for Niska. He had Mal and Wash kidnapped and brought to his skyplex, where they were tortured. Zoe came to the rescue with as much money as the crew could find, but it was only enough to buy back one man. Zoe chose Wash and left Mal to die - literally. Niska had Mal brought back to life so he could be tortured more, but the crew of Serenity launched an attack and rescued him. Even though Mal regretted it later, he left Niska alive.
Traits: Agility d4, Smarts d8, Spirit d8, Strength d4, Vigor d4
Skills: Guts d8, Intimidation d8, Knowledge (Philosophy) d6, Notice d8, Shooting d4, Streetwise d8, Taunt d10
Pace: 5 Parry: 2 Toughness: 4 Charisma: -4
Hindrances: Bad Eyes (minor), Elderly, Greedy (major), Mean, Ugly, Vengeful (major)
Edges: Filthy Rich