Mercy for Hire Mission Pack 1
#5, Black Ocean Missions
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The galaxy's worst bounty hunter just might be its most relentless hero.
Esper is a vigilante Samaritan with more moral fiber than business sense. Any bounty hunter worth the title knows three rules:
Collect half the money up front.
Never get emotionally attached.
Don't ask nosy questions.
But with a heart of gold and her companion Kubu by her side, Esper sets out to make the galaxy a better place, preferably making enough money to pay for the fuel to get from one job to the next. But just because she's not cut out to be ruthless doesn't mean the galaxy is going to eat her alive.
After all, Esper is also a wizard.
Mission 1: Wayward Saint
A runaway teen needs protection and Esper takes the job. But a simple rescue and recovery turns ugly when Esper finds herself in the middle of a custody battle with a vicious pirate who's hired a bounty hunter of his own.
Mission 2: Behind Blue Skies
On the run from troubles of her own, Esper tries to lie low on a suspiciously Utopian colony planet. Unable to keep out of other people's troubles, Esper gets a terrifying look into justice on a world where truth is a matter of who you know.
Mission 3: House of the Orion Sun
Esper's mission to protect the galaxy's most vulnerable takes a turn for the seedy when she tracks a trafficking victim. How long can she hold out when her morals are tested at every turn?
Mission 4: Break the Chain
Esper's own dark past catches up with her when bounty-hunting wizards corner her. Esper has faced down the galaxy's worst criminals. Now, she's going to be forced to stand up to one of the galaxy's most esteemed institutions—Convocation of Arcane Practitioners.