It's been hit and miss with attendance, but we finally beat the Batarians into surrender after a couple of gun fights and taking control of the bridge. The Batarians, being poor sports, shot a lot of defenseless slaves during the break out. The captain took a hit and was out for a bit. Messa's barrier was a life saver for some of the crew. We managed to salvage the parts needed to get the Paradise mobile again. The Batarian ship is effectively a derelict only fit for stripping at this point since its structural integrity has been compromised [big gaping hole and bunch of smaller ones.]
But, of course, it's out of the frying pan and into the fire when a Quarian ship shows up and starts shooting the dead in space Batarian ship (while everyone is still in it.) They board with a lot of marines (What the hell? When did the Quarians grow a quad?) and start bossing everyone around at gun point. Wrak stands his ground and keeps them from boarding the Paradise, but the marines manage to round up all the Quarians (the ones that we were trying to rescue, that strange Quarian ninja, and our engineer.) So, we got most of the crew, we got the parts, but nobody to install them. Meanwhile, Slashy the Ninja (there has been no time for introductions) and Larik are singing the blues in the brig of the Quarian ship.
[Apologies for any name misspellings.]