added a paragraph, and I think two lines for you Sam.
I know our original thought was to have Marcus come to the town, but I think with him meeting Troutman delayed that, and he'd miss the atttack. What do you think of Marcus chasing after the first order ship and mounting a rescue? Or would the first order set up a camp on the surface to sort people fiorst. What are your thoughts?
personally I'd prefer to keep it on planet, but I'm not seeing what would keep them there. Maybe setting up an impromtu brothel with the kidnapped women? Been trying to solve this one for a while.
Arriving in town, Marcus sees the death and destruction–Sohen is dead, among others–and AAL transports are lifting off, except for one last ship still loading. Perhaps Marcus sees an item belonging to Mabby or Maven on the ground, and he hopes they are aboard it? Marcus attacks, and the FO troopers are no match for him. Marcus discovers Mabby and Maven are not aboard, but the ship contains a load of frightened children. Marcus realizes that they can't remain in town, so he decides to try to fly the AAL back to his homestead. Proto-First Order tracks Marcus there, and TIEs strafe/bomb homestead, but Marcus has sheltered children in tunnels. Marcus still has communicator Troutman gave him, so he can use that to signal for help. Enemy com-scan will undoubtedly pick that up, which will force their retreat so that their presence will not be discovered. Troutman answers signal, and Marcus can tell him what happened, and that Mabby and Maven have been abducted. Troutman says he will send help, and this could be where Marcus says he's back in fight. Marcus will also tell Troutman about the children. When help finally arrives, this can be where Troutman gives Marcus his instructions to fly to Batuu.
Does this help?