We got a com. From Mya. She’s tellin’ us dat she’s on Mandalore an’ she looks nervous. It’ll take us ‘bout one week ta get dere. In ‘er message, she asks us ta pick ‘er up, if we can.
I spend da week removin’ all o’ da military insignia on my new armor. Dey ‘paern’ly got dis suit from some ol’ Empire stockpile, somewhere.
We get ta Mandalore space. As soon as we get dere, we ‘ear a message comin’ from Mandalore; “Congratulations! You’ve managed to miss the crusade. You bring shame and disgrace upon yourselves!” We maneuver ova’ ta Thrawn Hold an’ dock dere. We aren’t supposed ta go directly ta Mandalore. Nobody but actual Mandalores are allowed on da planet. So we’re goin’ ta take a shuttle planet side. It’s also at dis time dat we notice dat dere’s absolutely no other traffic in dis region. When we dock at Thrawn Hold, we discover dat dere’s also no ships docked ‘ere too! Dis is getting’ a little spooky, an’ it’s makin’ my fur stand up…
We dock at da Red Deck, avoidin’ da Imperial Blue Deck (since when we were las’ ‘ere we managed ta steal da Banshee). Afta we dock, we get off an’ head over ta da promenade deck ta look ‘round. Dis is also where you ‘ave ta go ta get da shuttle rides planet side. As we’re movin’ along, we hear a crashin’ noise an’ take a look ‘round. We discover our ol’ friend Dr. Fenn. She tells us ‘bout da Mandalorians leavin’. She informs us dat da Mandalorians crusade is takin’ dem inta Wild Space. She was unable ta figger out anything more specific, since she isn’t an actual Mandalorian.
She also tells us dat dey lef’ two weeks ago an’ da last strugglers came through here two days ago. Since den, all o’ da non-Mandalorians ‘ave been leavin’ since. Dis is also da firs’ “official” crusade in over a thousand years. ‘Paren’ly a new “Mandalore” ‘as risen an’ called fer a new crusade, an’ dey all fell fer it.
Dr. Fenn is willin’ ta help us get down ta Mandalore. Da Imperial Knight pilots da shuttle fer us (he seems like a pretty good pilot, at least better dan Visas). It turns out dat da shuttle’s on an automated system an’ dere’s not much need fer an actual pilot. Huh. Once we get inta da planet’s actual atmosphere, da system allows da knight ta pilot da shuttle where he wants. As we’re flyin’ in, I notice dat da planet’s mostly agricultural. Pretty surprisin’ considerin’ dat da Mandalorian’s are a warrior culture.
Da co-ordinates dat Mya gave us guide us ta a huge buildin’ dat looks weird cuz it looks like it was put together piece meal. We land in da center o’ da structure. Afta landin’, we descend inta it, I take point as usual. We ‘ventually find ourselves in a park in da middle lower area. Da park looks like it’s been trampled by a lot o’ beings movin’ through here. From here we take a set o’ stairs inta a lower section. Along dis hallway, we come across a security station. It has a sign statin’ dat it’s part o’ da “Planetary Defense.”
In dis room, I find a bunch o’ monitors showin’ a bunch o’ views ‘round da planet (I assume). One o’ da cameras shows us a view o’ Mya sittin’ in a plain cell. I also find a desk dat used ta belong ta a supervisor, an’ grab his old ID card. We go in search o’ Mya. Shaakti managed ta bring up some directions fer us ta follow.
We find Mya sittin’ in a holdin’ cell surrounded by a bunch o’ broken bits o’ cameras. I guess she used dist a communicate wit’ us. Shaakti opens her door pretty easily, I’m surprised she wan’t able ta do dis since she’s obviously knowin’ how ta make a com. Unit out broken cameras.
Mya tells us dat she was given a message ta deliver from a family friend ta da new “Mandalore.” Dis same note also told dis Mandalore ta lock up da courier, until further notice… Her family friend was from House Norloo? She also thinks dat da Ascendency has ‘ired da Mandaloreans ta help dem in deir war. We head back tad a ship an’ discover dat Mya knows da knight Dorian.
When we get back ta Thrawn Hold we find Dr. Fenn waitin’ outside her store space drinkin’. We give her directions ta our ship. As we’re lookin’ ‘round da promenade, we walk by some lockers where Mya retrieves some ‘quipmen’. Dis inspires Jaris ta do a little breakin’ an’ enterin’. He finds a bunch o’ personal belongin’s an ID’s. ‘Paren’ly dese Mandaloreans stash deir stuff ‘ere before dey join up. Jus’ in case dey decide dat bein’ a Mandalorean isn’ fer dem, dey can pick up deir old lives an’ move on.
On da trip back ta Coruscant, I access da ‘Nostic Holocron ta figger out what’s goin’ on wit’ da Mandalorians, deir crusades, da Mandalore, an’ da Mandalorian Wars.
1. Bring back da leaders o’ da Ascendancy ta Coruscant ta re-open diplomatic talks.
2. Bring dem back ta Coruscant, so dat da Chiss don’ destroy Coruscant, since deir leaders are on it!
He brings up da idea dat da Triumverate are usin’ us as a “gift” ta get da Chiss ta stop deir war. Since dey view us specifically as deir enemies an’ da source o’ da plague dat’s been released in deir region. He wants us ta clear our names wit’ da Chiss by killin’ da “Sith” dat’s responsible fer all o’ dis. He wants us ta stage a public “killing” o’ da Sith Lord in front o’ da Ascendency.
Dis is when Jaris also lets Mya know dat da Chiss have aligned demselves wit’ da Rhand in order ta pursue deir war. She says dat dis is very scary, cuz da Chiss have always hated da Rhand.
We den head out ta da Vagari (alien slavers known fer deir visciousness & known ta raid certain regions I Wild Space). Dey’re what da Chiss consider ta be a “pirating race.” It takes us ‘bout two weeks ta get ta where Zamora was…