Legacy of the Rancor

Tinitos Tehrshik Journal #8
When da Hunter Becomes da Prey

It’s been a while since I wrote ‘bout dis stuff. For the past year or so, I’ve been workin’ free lance stuff in Nar Shadda (Hutt Space), occasionally wit’ Visas an’ Shacktee. I ‘tink dis latest started wit’ us ‘ceptin’ a lil job ta go an’ collect a infosplicer self named “Section8” for 7,000 credits. ‘Paren’ly he hacked inta some very secret info by someone very powerful. Dis person (or people) wan’ ‘im brought back an’ all copies returned too. He’s ‘spected ta be headin’ ta Bothan Space ta try an’ sell ‘is info, so guess where we’re headed ta?

The udder bounty of worth was a pirate operatin’ in da Phellam Sector.

We come outta ‘iperspace inta orbit round Bothawui (da home planet of da Bothan Spynet) an’ land in Drev’starn, ‘paren’ly dis is da capital city ‘ere an’ check inta da ‘Otel “Clan Atrium”, it’s near da “Market.” Dis is da central tradin’ place fer all sorts o’ information. So we figger dat “Section8” (we also figgered out dat ‘is real names Leitebbo) will probably be ‘ere.

After we check inta da ‘otel (it’s next door ta a local branch Hotel Hollis (I’m wonderin’ how much they’d pay ta make sure we don’ stay dere)), Shacktee starts ta look inta what info he can get on all o’ dis. He discovers dat dere were two Duros dat checked inta Drev’starn ‘bout da same time. One of ‘em was checked in as an ambassador, da udder one checked inta da Clan Atrium. He also managed ta discover what room he was checked inta, #1001.

We set up surveillance on da room in da main atrium. Me an’ Visas are settin’ dere when we notice a group o’ three Rodians an’ a Human, hmmm dis could be interestin’. I ‘aven’t ‘ad da chance ta go up ‘gainst a Rodian yet. Da Human seems pretty ‘noyin’. He seems tat ink ‘imself a smooth operator an’ flirts wit’ everyting.

Visas an’ I decide ta stir things up a bit by playin both sides ‘gainst each other. Ta tenderize ‘em a ‘lil. Visas calls da room an’ splains dat dere’s someone ‘ere lookin’ fer ‘em. I send a drink card wit’ da rooms number on it. In a lil bit, Visas points out ta me dat all three o’ da Rodians are actin’ funny. Dey all seem ta be on some kinda drug affect. Dat’s when I notice a Human female dressed in black hidden in a tree totin’ a weird kinda rifle. She scampers off an’ we watch ‘er go up on top o’ a nudder elevator.

I splain ta Visas dat dis is our chance ta get da splicer, since dey’ll be probably movin’ now dat dey’ve been found. She calls Shacktee ta stop da ‘vators an’ we head up in da only two dat continue ta work. When I get dere, I discover a shock, dey’re already packin’. Luckily da girl’s got ‘er back ta me, so’s I shoot ‘er. Unfortunately, it doesn’t do much.

She turns ‘round an’ comes right at me ta ‘tack me wit’ a knife, guess she didn’t realize dat dis cat’s got claws, hmmm. We start exchangin’ swipes, she’s pretty good too! Though, she smells familiar… Right in da middle o’ dis fight, Visas shows up an’ throws ‘er away from me, inta da middle o’ da room. When she does dat, da girl’s glasses ‘ave slipped down, sposin’ solid red eyes.

“Visas?” she says.

Dat’s when I realize where I know ‘er smell from. It’s Mya!
We quickly find out dat she’s been doin’ some small missions fer da Fell Empire, an’ dis is one o’ dem, to “acquire and protect an asset.” We end up catchin’ up on what we’ve been doin’, guess dis means dat we’re out da bounty on dis one. Mya ‘splains dat her an’ “Section8” ‘ave a meetin’ tonight wit’ a contact dat ‘e already arranged before at midnight. We decide ta join in an’ see where it’s goin’. While we’re waitin’, we decide ta look inta da info Section8 hacked. Shacktee easily uncovers dat it’s some kinda ‘iperspace route ta an unknown system.

We take a taxi tour o’ da town an’ see da sights. Eventually we waste ‘nuf time an’ head back ta da Market. I go inta my usual thing o’ hidin’ an’ take up a good spot elevated an’ protected. Prrr. In a short while, dere’s a dark figure appears afore us. A female voice calls out to “Section8?” She ‘ventually reveals ‘erself to be a Sith Twi’lek, callin’ ‘erself “Darth Talon”, sounds friendly. I open fire.

She prettily easily deflects da nice shot I had lined up on ‘er. Luckily, she doesn’ even come close ta ‘ittin me wit it. Visas tries ta engage ‘er saber ta saber. I think she’s outclassed. Mya splits right away wit ‘er “Section8.” All we see is ‘er tracks in da dus’. Durin’ dis whole thing, we’re all tryin’ ta jus’ delay ‘er pursuit o’ Mya. ‘Opefully she loses interest in us, ‘cus I don’ think we’ll be able ta survive ‘er “attentions.” I ‘ventually call out a retreat, afta I figger we’ve given Mya as much time as we could an’ still keep ‘er occupied.

We all split up.

I ‘ventually make it back tad a ship an’ meet everyone else dere. We get outta dere.

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Tinitos Tehrshik Journal #7
Scat Dis!

Tinitos Tehrshik Personal Journal #7

So we come inta Corellian space an’ get heralded by da “Core-Sec” services (‘parently dis is da military force o’ da system. Well we get directed ta a landin’ bay an’ go dere. As we lan’ I notice dat dere’s a group o’ people dere ta ‘parently greet us?

As soon as we get off o’ da Banshee, we get intraduced ta Port Masta Bartellis. ‘E’s ‘parently unner da ‘pression dat we’re rich ‘cuz we’re drivin’ a “Baudo Yacht.” Well, I guess dat Visas is gonna tryin ta fake ‘em out an’ get deir ‘elp. Pretty quickly Visas opens up tad a guy an’ splains ta ‘im dat we’re in search o’ medical aid fer Mya. Dis guy Bartellis ‘parently decides ta ‘elp us in da ‘ope o’ gettin’ a buncha money, possibly a tip?

Among da services Bartellis provides, ‘e gives us reservations at da local branch o’ ‘Ollis ‘Otels. Dis is da same company dat we blew up ‘alf of on Mygeeta! When we pull up, dere’s a group o’ servants waitin’ fer us an’ our wallets. It don’ take Visas long ta correct dat idea, an’ we quickly fin’ ourselves checked inta much less spensive rooms.

Afta we settle in, me an’ Shacktee start lookin’ inta our separate projects. Me inta tradin’ da goods I picked up on Zanoma, an’ Shacktee inta findin’ a cure fer Mya. I discover dat dere’s an organization nearby dat specializes in trade goods from off world. Only problem is dat dey’re only open early in da day. I aim ta meet wit’ ‘em early tomorrow. Shacktee discovers dat dere’s a doctor at da nearby Cornet School o’ Medicine, ‘is name’s Dr. Vel Maesen. ‘Opefully ‘e’ll be ‘elpful. Shortly afta dis, we get a com’ from Bartellis, tellin’ us ‘bout ‘dis same doctor. Lucky us.

We leave ‘mediately ta talk tad is guy.
When we get dere, we discover dat ‘es an arrogant s.o.b. an’ we ‘avta convince ‘im ta ‘elp us. I think Visas ‘ad ta do some kinda mental thing on ‘im. ‘E agrees ta ‘elp us since Mya’s a Chiss an’ all o’ dat stuff (I guess). We go back ta our ‘otel afta dis.

We know dere’s trouble when we pull up ta da place. All o’ da lights is out an’ da fron’ doors are locked. Visas gets da fron’ door open wit’ ‘er force powers. Da insides blacker dan a moonless night in da forests back ‘ome. I sneak my way in an’ cover da lobby. Problem is dat I can’ see nuttin’, I’m pretty much goin’ on sound. Shacktee takes da udder side an’ Visas takes da middle.

Visas says she can “feel” ‘er new BFF upstairs, possibly near our partments. ‘Parently ‘er plant is screamin’ ‘bout da pain its in an’ wantin’ ta know why she did dist a ‘er. Visas also says dat she can feel Mya higher up.

As we move inta da place, we start uncoverin’ bodies o’ ‘otel staff an’ guests strewn about da place. We move inta da restaurant in da ‘opes o’ findin’ a service staircase dat’ll give us access tad a upper floors. Problem is dat as soon as we move inta da restaurant someone comes runnin’ out o’ da kitchen at us, so I shoot ‘em (I dunno if ‘e’s an innocent or not). Afta I shoot ‘im I take up a nudder coverin’ stance an’ keep an’ eye on da kitchen door. Good thing, ‘cuz a nudder beasty comes runnin’ out an’ tries ta attack Visas. I shoot ‘im dead. We move on in tad a kitchen ta see wht’s ‘appenin’ dere. It ain’t good.

When we move inta ‘ere, we mediately ‘ear some’tin eatin’, It looks like tree o’ da kitchen staff are eatin’ a fourth one. I open fire on ‘em an’ we kill ‘em (I think). Shacktee also ‘elps in dis. We ‘ventually make our way up da stairs ta our level, when we get dere, we ‘avta fight off a nudder couple o’ more o’ dese cannibalistic peoples. We finally get ta our rooms an’ discover dat da room’s locked tight too. Shacktee makes pretty quick work o’ da lock an’ we get in dere. Kurgle’s lyin’ on da floor ‘elpless. Visas goes over right o’ way ta ‘elp ‘im.

She ‘elps ‘im ta ‘is feet an’ dat’s when we get a surprise visit from our ol’ friend Hayt! ‘E comes walkin’ in through da door we jus’ managed ta open only minutes before. I ‘mediately open fire on ‘im an’ I’m pretty sure I blow ‘oles tru ‘im inta da wall behin’ ‘im. Shacktee starts yellin’ at me dat I done blown ‘oles in da wall behind ‘im. Course I did! I’ve ‘it ‘im as ‘ard as I can an’ it doesn’ seem ta be ‘nuff. What do I ‘spect when I’ve already set laser cannons on ‘im an’ dat didn’ work! At dat momen’ I hear Visas scream in pain, an’ I look over ta see dat Kurgle ‘as stabbed ‘er wit’ ‘is light saber an’ ‘e’s changed ‘is look ta a red tattoo job! Scat! ‘E’s a damn Sith! Well dat’s gonna be Visas’ problem, I got a whole nudder problem wit’ Hayt. I continue ta fire at ‘im with all I got. Shacktee is tryin’ ta ‘elp out by throwin’ a nudder ‘splosive at Hayt. Da problem is dat ‘e blows it an’ jus’ ‘bout drops it down ‘is back o’ ‘is jacket.

Hayt picks it up wit’ ‘is force powers an’ starts ta gloat at me. While ‘e’s gloatin’, I open up more fire on ‘im an’ it don’ seem ta be doin’ anythin’ ta ‘im. An’ ‘e’s movin’ ta ‘splode dat device right at me! Suddenly ‘e disappears! An’ da ‘splosive falls in fron’ o’ me. I jump away as fas’ as I can. Ends up dat Visas managed ta defeat Kurgle, so I go ‘head an’ shoot ‘im fer good measure. Scat I hate it when a bad guy comes back ta bite ya in da tail.

Ta make a long story short, we manage ta gather all o’ da ‘fected in da lobby (includin’ Mya). I call da Core-Sec ta come in an’ clean up da Sith germ threat. We lock ourselves in da walk in fridge when we ‘ear da missles comin’. Visas does some kinda Jedi thing an’ moves us ta a safe distance from da ‘splosion. We live ta hunt a nudder day…

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Tinitos Tehrshik Personal Journal 6
"Quit yer whinin', it's only a salad!"

Tinitos Tehrshik Personal Journal #6

So’s Mya’s brought us out o’ Chiss Space inta Killick Space, right by a “Hive” named “Lizzle.” ‘Parently all o’ dese ‘sects are a hive min’, dey takes all o’ dere directions from one min’. Anyway, we’re contacted by da ‘ive an’ asked what our business is ‘ere. Visas an’ Mya ‘splain dat we’re lookin’ fer da planet Zanoma an’ need any info. Da ‘ive asks us what we got ta trade wit’. We pretty much ‘splain dat we don’ ‘ave anythin’ o’ worth. So they come back ta us after some time an’ offer us the info if we can get ‘em a livin’ ship from Zanoma. We o’ course agree, since we got nuttin’ else ta bargain wit’. Dey also take da Jedi holocrom as collateral.
Dey give us a magical honey-comb wit’ da coordinates we need. Shacktee jus’ needs ta figger out ‘ow ta use it. ‘E ‘ventually does an’ we make da jump ta ‘iperspace.

We come outta ‘iperspace inta some far removed system no-ones eva’ ‘eard o’. Shor’ly afta enterin’ da system we get ‘ailed by da planet’s security system forces. We ‘ventually get patched through ta some female callin’ ‘erself “Magister Talalia Vela” (ends up she’s da world rep fer da actual world!). Basically she wan’s ta know what our business is ‘ere. Visas ‘splains ta ‘er dat we got a sick Jedi dat needs medicine dats only ‘vailable on Zanoma. She ‘lows us ta land an’ ta talk ta ‘er.
When we land, we discover a welcomin’ committee waitin’ fer us, da Magister Vela is a twenty sumtin’ Human Female in da group. Also in da group is several of da infamous “Terra Formers” (I forgot their name). Dere’s even a Shaper in da group. Well dey offer us a big welcomin’ party up at da main buildin’. We end up goin’ up dere an’ partakin’ in it. It’s okay, ‘cept fer da fac’ dat dere’s no meat. Wha’ am I gonna do?
Da party was real nice, da problem is dat da people ‘ere make us feel so welcome dat we all feel pretty guilty ‘bout us ‘avin ta steal one o’ deir ships. So we ended up tellin’ Vela da trut’ ‘bout what we’re doin’ dere an’ what our needs are. ‘Specially ‘bout da ship. Dey actually react pretty well ta dis news. Fey tell us dat dey’re gonna go an’ confer’ ‘bout it an’ let us know what deir decision is.
Da nex’ day dey come ta us an’ let us know dat dey’re gonna let da planet decide if we get deir ‘elp. Dis means dat when we go ta get da medicine fer Kurgle we’ll ‘ave an observer along ta “monitor” our mission an’ see if da planet ‘proves o’ us. I guess if it don’ ‘prove o’ us, it’ll try an’ “counter” our actions.
So we leave later on dat day an’ make our way ‘cross da wilderness. I’m likin’ it. Problem is dat I get a little too ‘cited ‘bout bein’ outta da ship an’ runnin’ loose fer once. I get myself a little winded climbin’ da hillsides ‘ere. Durin’ our ‘ike, I discover a couple o’ blue toadies an’ a nutter berserkin’ “Shaper.” Problem is dat dey seem ta be sick o’ some kinda disease. We end up takin’ care o’ dem. Unfortunately Shacktee an’ Mya both seem ta get infected wit’ da same disease dat da Shaper ‘ad. Luckily our “Monitor” manages ta cure Shacktee, unfortunately she seems ta be unable ta do more fer Mya.
We ‘ventually find a big ol’ honkin’ tree! ‘Parently dere’s sometin’ livin’ in da tree. Funny thing is dat Visas figgers out dat dere’s “somthin’” livin’ at da top o’ da tree an’ no one else ‘ere seems ta know ‘ow ta climb a tree! So it falls ta me…hmmm.
When I get tad a top o’ da tree, I find a plant growin’ dere. It’s some kinds parasite, livin’ off o’ da tree’s life. I yank it off, simple as dat, an’ bring it back ta Visas. She seems ta be all ben’ outta shape ‘bout it. She looks a bit pale abou’ my handlin’ o’ da plant. Oh well, she’ll get over it.
We get back tad a civilized world a little too soon fer my likin’. Good news is dat da observer tells us dat she figgers dat da planet approves o’ us an’ they’re willin’ ta give us a ship ta give tad a Killick. It’s one o’ deir newer ones, hopefully da Killick will take it. Vela also gives us a secret ‘iperdrive route directly ta Corellia directly! Dis could be worth somethin’.
I’m gonna miss dis planet. It seems like my kinda place, still mostly wild an’ free. Unfortunately dey don’ seem ta ‘ave much in da way o’ wild game.
We ‘it ‘iperspace an’ get ta Lizzle an’ make our trade fer da Jedi ‘crom wi’ da ship we got from Zanoma. Dis seems ta satisfy da Killicks. Dey say som’tin ‘bout “accepting the ship into the hive.” Whatever dat means.
We leave ‘ere an’ jump inta ‘iperspace an’ make our way ta Corellia an’ more trouble…

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Journal Entries 4 & 5
"What did I step in?"

Tinitos Tehrshik;
Personal Journal Entry 4 & 5

Visas? (I guess dat’s ‘er name, she been sure takin’ a lot o’ time an’ effort ta splain it ta me). Tells me dat we’re ‘eddin’ out ta some planet called Dantooing (strange name). Anyway, while in ‘iperspace, I took da time ta do some much needed maintenance on my weapons & quipmen’. One day I walked inta da bridge an’ see “Visas” talkin’ ta a ‘olo transmission (I thought it was impossible ta make or ‘ceive calls in lightspeed). Anyway, while Shack Tee was starin’ at da girl makin’ ‘er call, the caller turned ta look at us! Ends up it wasn’t a ‘olo transmission, but a ‘olo crom & a jedi one at dat! Rrrr…

Well I guess dis ‘ere ‘olo crom is ‘live or sometim’ like dat. ‘E says ‘is name is Nosderall or sometime like ‘dat. Shacktee seemed pretty comfortable wit’ it, so’s…I jus’ played along wit’ em. So Nosderall tells us dat Darth Krayt may be sufferin’ from sometin’ called “Rack Fever.” Or dat ‘es lookin’ fer some kinda source fer immortality. I decide ta leave all da high ‘tinkin stuff ta Visas an’ Shacktee.

We ‘rive in Dantooing an’ discover dat it’s pretty nice! Dere’s not much civilization an’ not very populated. My kinda place! Soon as we come outa ‘iper space, we get a message from Mya, sayin’ dat she’s okay. Visas makes ‘rangements wit ‘er ta meet at da Lady Fate Casina in Ord Mantell. Ends up dat dis place is completely in da opposite way we went, grrr. Visas wanted ta ‘mediately go to dis meetin’ but I manage ta convince ‘er ta let me go planetside an’ “resupply” (Prrr). Me an’ Sacktee go inta da port an’ meet da Portmaster Riken. ‘E tries ta hustle us, but I manage ta scare ‘im straight an’ ‘e recommends us ta go meet wit’ a friend o’ ‘is named Torgo da ‘Utt! ‘Dis oughta be good.

I found Torgo an’ we entered inta discussion on what we wanted an’ what ‘e wanted… It took some doin’ but I tink I got us a pretty good deal (jus’ gotta keep Shacktee from sniffin’ inta da shipment too closely). Torgo tells me dat we gotta meet wit’ ‘is contact at da Bets Off Bar on da Jubilee Wheel (‘is names Arkoon). Da next day, Riken showed up wit’ a coupla’ Gamorreans ta carry da supplies. Dey gave us some dummy supplies an’ one special box (sealed) dat I took right away an’ stashed in hiding. I gotta really m ake sure dat Shacktee doesn’t break dat seal, if ‘e does I’m gonna ‘aveta kill ‘im.

Well we ‘rive in da Ord Mantell system an’ I ‘splain ta Visas our contact is waitin’ fer us at da Jubilee Wheel an’ dat we gotta meet wit’ ‘im dere (she seems a bit ‘esitant, but I tink da credits’ll convince ‘er). So me an’ Shacktee go an’ meet wit dis Arkoon guy an’ ‘e spects da “special” box an’ seems pretty ‘appy dat da seal is tact. Prrr. Shacktee seems a little miffed at dat. Snif. I manage ta get da resta da stuff unloaded an’ we give Visas ‘er share (dis seems ta make ‘appy as a kitten wit’ cream). She den moves us over tad a Lady Fate Casina an’ our meetin’ wit Mya.

Ta shorten ‘tings a bit, Mya tells us dat Kurgle seems ta be sufferin’ from some’tim like da Rack Fever ‘ting an’ a possible cure should be on a livin’ planet named Zanoma. Da problem is dat dis planet ‘as ‘is own ‘iperdirve an’ is currently missin’! Grrr. Dis is beginnin’ ta get my fur up. Why can dey jus’ stay where dey’re supposed ta! Mya tells us dat da las’ time da planet was seen was in da direction o’ Chiss space… Dis is startin’ ta spoil my meal. So “we” decide ta ‘ed straight away afta dis ‘ere planet an’ try an save Kurgle. I didn’t even get a chance ta turn some kinda deal on dis trip…Or get some armor either…

So, we ‘ed out inta ‘iperspace wit’ Mya “givin’” us da “co-ordinates.” Dis should be good… As we’re travelin’ I over ‘ear Shacktee talkin’ ‘bout our comm. System “miss-firin’” an’ ‘parently actin’ up. Dis makes me a bit nervous, since dis is da firs’ time Mya’s been on our ship an’ now we’re ‘eadin’ ta Chiss Space? Afta a coupla days travel, we suddenly got yanked outta ‘iperspace by a Chiss military patrol, isn’t dis convenient? I pull my gun on Mya an’ keep a close eye on ‘er. She ‘parently manages ta sweet talk ‘er way tru tad a Chiss in charge an’ we get taken on borad one o’ deir big battle ship’s hold! Man dat’s a big ship!

‘Figured out dat we were da only foreigners on ship, ‘cus dere weren’t any oders ‘round in da docking bay. Dey did ‘ave some o’ dere “special” fighters (Shacktee seems awful interested in ‘dem), as soon as we were docked, we ‘ad us some visitors. Funny ‘ting was dat dey all saluted Mya as soon as dey saw ‘er (fishier an’ fishier). Mya got “escorted” off as soon as she ‘splained ta sa officer what we were doin’ dere, Hmmm… Soon as she lef’ da officer ‘splained ta us dat we had “free rein” on ‘dis level an’ ta not leave it. But dere was two soldiers posted at each of da entrances tad a bay area.

Afta da CO lef’ we decided ta do some ‘splorin’ an’ look inta da place. Da ship was pretty standard stuff. Interstin’ ting was dat all of da Chiss where ‘quipped wit’ some kinda blaster dat wasn’t anyting I ever saw afore… Durin’ our ‘slporin’ Mya conveniently “found” us an’ ‘splained dat ‘er family was ‘parently very connected inda military an’ dat was why dey all saluted ‘er…Hmm (I’m not so sure ‘bout dis stuf). She’d ‘parently been goin’ tru some kinda debriefin’, yeah I bet.

Mya did ‘splain dat Zanoma was las’ seen ‘eaded inta Killick Space? What da ‘ell is a Killick? Mya ‘splained dat da Killicks an’ da Chiss ‘ave ‘parently been warring wit’ each odder fer a very long time. It jus’ so ‘appens dat da Chiss ‘ave also come ta some kinda ‘greement wit’ da Sith. Sometin’ like a non-gression agreemen’. Durin’ dis ‘istory lesson, I asked ‘bout da possibility o’ getting’ our hands on some ‘quipmen’. Mya said she’d look inta it fer us.

Afta dis, Shacktee wen’ ‘slporin’ an’ lookin’ inta da special fighters dey use. He ‘splained ta me dat dey use some kinda “maser” instead o’ da standard lasers dat mos’ peoples use. Dis ‘splains da weird guns dey’re all totin’! ‘E also ‘splained dat dey was ‘quippin’ da fighter wit’ some kinda bug bomb based on a biological weapon. Dis ‘parently works best ‘gainst dem Killicks an’ since we’re ‘eddin’ dat way, dey figured dey oughta be prepared…

Mya brought us some ‘quipmen. I managed ta buy a set up o’ flight suit. ‘Parently Shacktee wanted a ‘droid an’ she delivered an ugly on at dat. Guess we’ll see ‘ow good a mechanic Shacktee’ll be fixin’ this un.

After Mya lef’, we decided ta take a little looksee that da Chiss might not ‘prove o’. I’d noticed earlier an air-vent that looked like it’d serve nicely for accessin’ areas, on da sly. I removed da screen pretty easily an’ Visas guided us tru ‘em ta anudder level. After a while, we came ta a area dat had some pretty heavy duty filterin’ goin’ on. We decided ta avoid ‘em an’ wen’ anudder way into an access poin’ inna hallway. ‘Ventually we made it ta a doorway dat looked kinda interstin’ an’ Shacktee jus’ opened it up wit’ no prob. When we wen’ in, I decided ta keep tad a shade an’ hid. Shacktee pretty much just stood right dere wit’ Viasa gapin’ in at da guys in da udder room. See dere was a big window an’ we could see in dere dat dere was tree guys in hazmat suits workin’ in some kinda lab. While I was lookin’ one o’ da guys turned an’ I caught a glimpse o’ red an’ black on his face. Da udder two guys had blue faces like da Chiss. I figured Kharma’s a bitch an’ she put dat damn sith lord Hayt on my ass again! What did I do ta piss ‘er off?

I knew I hadda act fast. After Shacktee ‘splained about the lab an’ it’s safety procedures, I yelled at ‘im ta seal da room (I didn’ wanna kill the Chiss if I had ta). So He seals da room, Boom! Dat got da Chiss’s ‘tention. Dey looked over at us wit’ a pretty big question on dere faces an’ alla sudden da sealed section ‘sploded! An’ covered an area of it in grey ooze. Well da Chiss took off runnin’ an’ only one o’ dem made it out ‘fore I nuked da room! Dat pretty much killed Hayte! I tink… Anyway, a bunch o’ alarms was goin’ off, so we booked it back tad a ship an’ layed low, like we weren’t up ta anythin’.

‘Ventually, Mya came a’ snoopin’ an’ pretty much asked us if we had anythin’ ta do wit’ a lab ‘splodin’, course we told ‘er da truth an’ said “Nope, don’ know nuttin’ ‘bout it.” She bought it.

Da next day, da ship came outta ‘iperspace fer no ‘parent reason. Mya seemed a bit worried ‘bout it an’ said she was goin’ ta go look inta it. She lef’. After she left, da power wen’ out on da entire ship! An’ still no word from Mya (go figure). We met an’ decided ta get ready ta leave, since things looked bad. We oughta get ready ta leave asap! Me an’ Shacktee went out ta unlock da magnet ‘oldin’ da ship down. Visas would try an’ get a hold o’ Mya (I’m not sure about dat bein da best ting right now). I took up a guardin’ position at da bottom o’ da ramp an’ Shacktee wen’ off on ‘is own ta unlock da ship. After ‘e lef’, I saw a soldier shufflin’ towards me.

Dis guy starts tryin’ ta sweet talk me, an’ is complainin’ ‘bout him not feelin’ too good. I just tol’ ‘im ta stay back an’ not ‘proach da ship, but he keeps comin’… I kept warnin’ ‘im. ‘E finally sneezes at me! I managed ta duck it, dat’s when I notice dat his face is drippin’ grey stuff (like from da lab). So I open fire on ‘is slimey ass! Never did like germ warfare, not very ‘onorable. Afta I shot ‘im, I noticed dat all o’ da ooze stuff was movin’ ‘bout an’ gatherin’ tagether. So’s I keep shootin’ it. All da while I ‘ear Shacktee start shootin’.

All o’ a sudden, anudder one o’ dese tings comes up outta nowhere’s an’ tries ta get on board. Problem is, I already shot at da udder one an’ I didn’ ‘ave a bead on ‘im. Well Kurgle saved da day an’ flicked ‘im back wit’ ‘is force powers (be nice if Visas could do sometin’ like dat). Den ‘e collapsed.

I radioed ta Visas ‘bout our visitor an’ ‘bout Kurgle an’ recommended Visas move da ship away. Dats when we ‘eard from Mya, an’ she told us ta leave wit’ out ‘er! Well, I’m not too sure ‘bout ‘er , but I figure she isn’t one o’ dese oozey guys, an’ we shouldn’t leave ‘er ta deir mercies. So I recommends ta Visas ta ‘ead over ta where she’s supposed ta be, an’ we’ll pick up Shacktee along da way.

As we were movin’ along, I kept lookin’ fer Shacktee, but couldn’a see ‘im. ‘E’s ‘parently pretty damn sneaky when ‘e wants ta be. I do see some one openin’ fire on a group an’ I figure dat it’s gotta be Mya, so I opens up my own fire, an’ start blowin’ away at ‘em. Shortly after dat, Shacktee pops up otta nowhere an’ lands right next ta me on da ramp an’ scuttles right on up it. I keeps firin’ at da slimers ta clear da way fer Mya. She ‘ventually decides ta join us. Immediately afterwards Visas orders me ta close da ramp. It’s not like she was down ‘ere fightin’ it out wit’ dese tings.

When I finally gets up top, I discover dat I musta ‘it Shacktee when I was layin’ down da suppressive fire. I ‘pologize ta ‘im. We ‘ventually get away from da driftin’ corvette an’ make our way inta ‘iperspace an’ ta more trouble…

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Shaak Ti's Musing #4

Well it seems that at the very end of the last episode our ship was taken in by their ship. It was a Corellian Corvette; I guess the Chiss would rather use an existing model than create their own. This is good because at least we know the layout of these large cruisers. Anyway we were tractor beamed into the large bay of this ship and it was large and rather empty, there were approx 6 Clawcraft fighters there but not much else. These clawcraft fighters looked interesting, I will have to get a closer look at some time if I can.

Once the Banshee was docked (I heard the magnetic click) we deboarded and found we had attracted a small crowd. Approx 10 Chiss personnel were waiting for us. These were Chiss military personnel and Maya was saluted as soon as they saw her. I never saw that coming, guess Maya is pretty important. The one in charge addressed in some unknown language, then tried another, Hutsee and both Tinitos and I understood. He asked us what we doing in Chiss space, but before we could respond Maya spoke up and explained our situation to him. He asked a couple of further questions and stated that we would be escorted across Chiss space and we could resume our travels looking for this Zanoma planet in Killick space and it had been spotted there rather recently. Maya was then surrounded by guards and escorted away.

The commanding officer said we had free range of the bay, everything else was off limits and there are two guards located at each entrance, then proceeded to leave us alone.

We (Tinitos, Visas and I) decided to explore the hanger and off we went. We did not see much except for a lot of passages and as the CO had said two guards at each entrance. There were some classrooms around and each time we looked in the Chiss gave us a look, seemed that they thought they were above us, snotty nosed bastards. At last we found a galley and went to eat with the same results, we apparently were not good enough for them based on the looks we received and the whispering that going on. We ignored them and eat rather well until Maya finally came back. Maya explained how the Chiss system worked and that she was part of the Military house and a rather important person in that house. She also apologized for her absence but she had to be debriefed about her activities and what was happening around the galaxy.

Maya also explained that Killick space was occupied by the insects and the Chiss and Killicks had a long and complicated history with each other and now both sides watched the other like a hawk, always expecting the worst to happen. May also explained that the Chiss had an open relationship with the Sith empire, more of a diplomatic relationship which avoided the possibility of war as the Chiss were non-aggressive people and did not attack with sufficient cause. After the history lesson, Tinitos wondered if there was the possibility of obtaining arm our and Visas and I wondered about obtaining a droid of some type. Maya would check and let us know.

Since the trip across Chiss space would take round 6 days I decided to check out the clawcraft fighters and Tinitos and Visas accompanied me. As we approached one a mechanic was there replacing (or appearing to) a tube. He greeted us rather well (weird since all others were so distant) and he promptly explained how the Clawcraft fighter was different and used a different energy source for weapons, apparently there was no stun feature with this source. This accounted for the strange blasters the guards were carrying. Interesting choice considering that these people were supposedly non-aggressive. He also explained that they used parasite bombs on the Killicks, another interesting choice for a non-aggressive society.

Maya returns and she has some armor for Tinitos, he needs it as he has been taking a beating lately. She also has an AstroMec droid. Looks to be in pretty good shape except for large piece of metal missing on the right side. He beeps at me “Help me” and I reply I will. I take him back to the ship and begin the process of repairing the droid. After four days we are all at each others throats when Visas goes really pale. Once she recovers she states that she just got a feeling within the force, something is not right; the force has a hole in it and needs repairing. She talks with Kurgel who confirms this. This hole is actually on the ship, finally at last some excitement. Since this rupture is on the ship and we know that the Chiss are pals with the Sith we decide to handle it ourselves.

Tinitos had noticed an air shaft that was large enough for us to use so we made our way there, no guards either. We quietly removed the grate and made our way inside. I was at the rear and replace the grate, not my best attempt but at least not enough noise to warrant any unwanted attention. The shaft wound around and with directions from Visas, Tinitos led us to an area that had an air filter applied and it was sucking air into a room. Rather than open the filter and possibly get sucked in we back tracked around a corner where we found an opening and climbed out of the vent. Still no guards, awesome but worrisome at the same time. Tinitos led us around a corner to a door, I tried to see if it was locked and it immediately opened up. On the other side was a laboratory and three individuals were in the lab. The room in front was sealed off from the lab and contained computer equipment to control the lab. Further examination showed that there were two Chess and another individual who was wearing a surgical mask but had reddish color skin, none other than Hyate and he had not noticed us yet. Moving quietly we managed to enter the room and hide behind the computer equipment. I was very familiar with this type of computer setup and explained that we could isolate the area they were working in. Looking over the top we noticed that Hyate was very interested in something inside a container, so interested in fact he had still not noticed us.

I further explained that once that area was sealed it could then be blown out into space; basically this was to prevent contamination of the ship, a very good safety feature when in space. Visas, Tinitos and Kurgle agreed that was what we needed to do, seal and then clear by blowing it into outer space. I punched the buttons and suddenly the area in which they were working was sealed. As I was getting ready to blow them to outer space, Hyate used his force and slammed us against the back wall. As we were being slammed into the wall the inner seal blew and the entire lab was now exposed. As the inner seal broke an ugly grey ooze was sprayed around the glass, obscuring our view of the room. One thing we did notice was one of the two Chiss had opened the entrance to the decon chamber and then immediately closed it behind him.

The filtration system for the lab had also stopped working. Tinitos managed to get up and press the sequence of keys needed to blow the lab into space. Suddenly the lab and all contents were sucked into outer space. The Chiss and Hyate were gone but the gray goo did not want to leave, it seemed to stick to the glass and very, very slowly pulled away from the glass, it was like done in a slow motion sequence. I don’t know what that stuff was but I do know that I am glad it is gone.

Alarms were sounding everywhere so we hightailed it back to the shaft and moved along back to the bay, no one had even noticed we were gone. Another strange thing – no alarms in the bay, if we had not done that we would never know anything had happened. Here in the bay everything was normal and the guards were still posted at the doors. Oh well back to the astro mech droid.

Several hours later Maya appeared and told us all hell had broken loose on the ship, apparently the lab had been sabotaged and blown into space and she bluntly asked “Do you know anything about that?” Of course we replied we did not.

Early the next day we were talking with Maya when the ship slowed down and cam out of the hyperspace and finally stopped altogether. Maya was visibly worried and said she would check with the captain and try to find out what was wrong. She departed and aprox 20 minutes later the power on the ship went out. We all gathered on the ship because at least it had power and after a short discussion we decided that this might be a good time to leave, but the magnet holding our ship to the bay apparently was holding a charge and would have to be turned off. Visas would keep the Banshee running and try to contact Maya while Tinitos and I would try to turn off the magnets power. At the edge of the boarding ramp Tinitos spotted something and started shooting his blaster. I pulled my pistol out and continued on to where the power supply for the magnet was located. I could hear more blaster fire and then I also heard a shuffling noise off to my right. Not to be deterred I continued on and arrived at the power station. I searched and finally found the power source for the magnet and turned if off and hightailed back toward the Banshee. Along the way the shuffling noise grew louder and was directly in front of me. I saw something and did not hesitate, just shot and ran on. Whatever it was took the hit and pieces of hit went flying, was it that grey goo we saw from the lab, this was not good. I radioed Visas that the magnet was off and he radioed back that Maya was stuck at the other end of the hanger in a dogfight with the Chiss.

I was directed to run back that way and Visas would pilot the Banshee that way and pick me up on the way. I turned around again and guess what my shuffling friend was there so I shot him again and went around. Now I could hear the Banshee colliding with a couple of clawcraft fighters as it rapidly approached me from behind. Then I saw Maya on top of a clawcraft fighter and she was desperately trying to keep these Chiss things away. As I got closer I also saw about 30 of the Chiss things had her surrounded and then I heard automated blaster fire and pain, I was hit, but still moving and the Banshee was now right behind so turned and leaped for the ramp which was still down. My timing was superb and I in one bound I was up on the ship and past Tinitos who was spraying another round of blaster fire. As I turned to see what was happening the Banshee plowed into the Chiss things, completely destroying them and then rose up slightly so Maya could leap onto the ramp. Maya made the leap of faith; Tinitos turned and followed her into the ship. I heard the radio crackle “Get the ramp up and lets go”. The ramp closed and we left the Chiss ship’s bay. Wow that was another extremely close encounter with seriously demented zombie like people. I made to the ships cockpit to find out what I could……..

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Shaak Ti's Musing #3

Wow, another close call with that Sith dude. Sure hope Maya is Ok, but we had to save our butts back there and are now on our way to god knows where. With the jump to hyperspace complete I went in search of Tinitos and Vesas.

I found Vesas on the bridge and she explained that Maya fell and she received a message from Azlyn Rae that she had been caught and all is well there (or at least as good as can be since they had to leave due to hotel damage). As soon as Vesas’ got the message we (Vesas being the pilot) hightailed it out of there and into hyperspace, destination being Dantooine. Now that I up to date on the current situation I wandered around, checking this and that to make sure everyting was in working order and eventually came back to the bridge where Vesas was talking to herself (not the first time I have observed this type of action) or so it seemed. Upon closer observation she was in fact talking with someone who appeared to be a hologram.

This person immediately turned to look at me and I was taken aback, the movement was almost fluid very unlike a hologram and I immediately knew that this was not a normal hologram but something very different and exciting. Vesas introduced me to Gnost-Dural, the Keeper of the JEDI Archives from the time of the clone wars. Okay I see another historical lesson coming on, or is hysterical lesson more appropriate. I really did want or need a lesson from that era as that was from the time of my ancenstor the original Shaak Ti, wonder if this Keeper knew of her?

But before I could ask, Tinitos had entered and was completely taken aback by this image. He could not understand how it was presented, he was mystified in every way. Me I just thought it was way cool. Vesas then brought the conversation with Gnost back to what the Sith Lord could possibly be looking for to prolong his life. This holgram or halcon was almost a sentient being, absolutely fantastic!

Gnost was not really sure and explained a couple of possibilities might exist

  1. An illness called RAK Fever which if left untreated turned you into a RAK Ghoul. This so called plague was developed by Lord Muur and was part of the 100 years of Darkness War. A serum was eventually developed by someone called Revin. The interesting thing about this plague was that the non-force users were immune. This was evidenced when the Jedi Ulick Quell Droma was poisoned each time he tried to use the force and was going mad until he found that if he did not try to use the force he suffered no more.
  2. Search for immortality – but of course the records on this were missing. We tried everything we knew to get the records but alas we will have to figure it out for ourselves.

We finally arrived at Dantooine, what a disappointment, this planet was barren and mostly uninhabited. While orbiting and deciding what to do we received a message from Maya, she was alive and well and wanted to meet with us to discuss what new info we had. We scheduled a meeting with her in the Fat Lady Casino on Ord Mantell, she would wait for our arrival there. Only one problem, it was in the complete opposite direction we had been traveling and it would take at least a week to get there.

Tinitos suggested we land on the planet and restock our supplies. Sounded like a good idea except between us we probably did not have enough credits to buy a paper bag. Once on the planet we met PM Reiken and he wanted 50 credits, a docking fee or if we decided we did not want to stay 25 credits, highway robbery, but again Tinitos was on the ball and he told Reiken we were looking to stock up and would give him a percentage if he could provide a good POC for us. Reiken said to talk to Torgo the Hutt and pointed us in the right direction.

We found Trogo and unforunately we did not have enough money to resupply our ship. When we explained that we needed the supplies to get to Ord Mandell Trogo said he had an idea, if we delivered a cargo for him (since his last couriers let him down) he would give us the supplies for free and we would even make a profit upon delivery to the Jubilee Wheel, Bets Off Bar. We would get paid by Arkun if delivery was complete and the merchandise was still sealed. After much some intense discussion, Tinitos and I decided to accept the deal.

The next day the merchandise arrived, one large metal strongbox, sealed all the way around and three large containers of supplies. We (or the lackeys that Trogo supplied) loaded the cargo. Reiken came over and we saw an exchange take place, so Reiken was taken care of.

We proceeded to Ord Mantell where we discovered that the Jubilee Wheel is an 8 spoked station that orbits the planet Ord Mantell. We docked and made our way to the Bets Off Bar where we met with Arkun. Arkun followed us to the ship and inspected the merchandise which was still sealed becuase both Tinitos and Vesas had guarded it like hawks to prevent me from opening to see the contents (no doubt I will get my own back). Satisfied Arkun gave us 10,000 credits and had his lackeys unload the cargo.

Now that we had some credits we went to Ord Mantell met Maya the Lady Fate Casino where we exchanged information. We relayed to Maya what the holocron told us and she said that Kurgle was suffering from something with the same effects as Rak Fever and could not use the force without having serious repurcussions. She also told us that that may be a cure on the plant Zanoma, however the planet is currently missing.

Missing?, yes this is a sentienent plant complete with a hyperdrive. It was known to be headed toward Chiss space and they all decided we needed to go there straight away to try and save Kurgle. Inwardly I agreed and I decided that this was the time to check out the holocron.

We left and entered hyperspace with Maya providing the coordinates. Before long we were entering Chiss space and suddenly we were being hailed in some foreign language. Maya took charge and spoke with them them and then 4 very large battilions appeared in front of us……….

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Visas Marr Journal Entry Three

Hooray…what a setup we got. I know material things should be beneath me, but sometimes its nice to just live the life, you know? We managed to get a nice suite in a swanky hotel named the Hollace. After we managed to get settled in I decided to do some research on some of the recent acquaintances that we’d acquired and see if I could get any more information on them.
It appeared that Master Aslon Ray was a bounty hunter before the Fall of the Empire. Records indicated that she was very successful even given her size. I bet the force had a lot to do with that. I wonder what Master would of said to that. It appears she disappeared from the bounty hunting scene a couple of years ago.

I looked up Master Kurgle, is he a Master I dunno but I’ll call him one anyway since he’s one compared to me, as well and it sounds like he was part of the Jedi Alliance with Admiral Stazi. He disappeared after a while for apparent reasons.

I couldn’t find anything on Maya, but we did find out later that her full name is AllaMaya Noraleu or something like that. I might have to look into that more later.
The next morning Master Kurgle approached us and told us that he would like us to be in attendence in a meeting he was having later in the day with some banking execs. He said he didn’t know why we should be there other than it felt right with the Force. I guess that Darth Krayt is terminally ill and the cure may be located somewhere on this planet. Master Kurgle’s plan is to get to it first. A worthy plan it would seem.

We accompanied him to an IGBC building and met with a Quid Mandell, Executive Vice President of Special Deposits. As we sat there it became apparent to Master Kurgle and I that the tube head of a VP had Master Ki-Adi-Mundi’s lightsabre on his desk from when he was struck down during the great purge. The Muun said it was a ‘gag gift’ of sorts to show that even the mightiest can fall. What a tube head. We managed to contain our feelings and get down to business. It appeared that Master Kurgle wanted access to items within a vault, 117263b to be specific, but none of us had the ability to open it. It was left by Lord Vader. What a chill that name brings and what hope his real name brings. We could use that hope now…
The test simple blood check and all of us failed. It appeared we would have to find another way to obtain the secrets of the vault.

On the way out it appears that Tinitos’ klepto-mania got the better of him and he snagged the lightsabre on the way out the door. Right front of the tube head no less! Even though we were in the elevator ok I knew once we hit bottom we’d be screwed with this bunch of trigger happy Jawas. Luckily it appeared that the lightsabre was similar to my own and I was able to swap out mine for it. Maybe having a training lightsabre as a trophy might make the joke out on them. Anyways I guess I kind of outed myself as well, but oh well no time like the present. When we arrived at the bottom I managed to smooth things over and hand over the ‘trophy’ back to them and Master Kurgle seem to talk them down as well.

Back at the hotel we decided that we were going ot have to take matters into our own hands if we were to liberate the vault. With Maya’s help we discovered about where the vault was located and decided to use the cloaking device on board the ship to help get us there undetetcted. We figured if we acted like we were leaving and faked a hyperspace jump we could re-enter the planet’s atmosphere disguised as a meteor and then head to the vault location.

After cloaking the ship I had to rely on the force to get us where we were going. It was a diffcult trial considering I had never done anything like that or for such an extended period of time before. Luckily I was able to get us to the proper location and set us down without incident. We ran into a couple of guard droids but managed to finally get to the vault in question. I’ll go to that since it was the most exciting.

When we opened the vault we discovered that it didn’t hold monetary treasure or weapons or anything, but just personal items from Lord Vader’s time as a Jedi:

-A pendent
-Lock of hair
-A Ring
-Octooth headress with silka beads
-Holocron

A holocron! Can you believe it! I haven’t seen one of these for years and who knows how old it could be. It could be millennia old compared to some of the newer ones that I saw when I was a youngling and padawan. Such an odd collection of items to be kept by a Sith Lord, but I guess it’s true that there was really good left in him and Master Skywalker redeemed him. A sad shrine really.

After escaping the vault and heading back to hotel to pick up the other two we ran into our old friend Hayte. He managed to grab Maya just as she was jumping on the ship. The whole time I was unable to do anything because I was flying the ship and there was no one to take over for me. The other three managed to hold him off fine though. I believe Shaak Ti used the main guns to give him a rude awakening. Maya fell to the ground, but Master Ray was there to catch her and she survived. Master Kurgle took the brunt of the damage, but we managed to escape.

We’re headed to Dantooine. There is a lot of history and ghosts there, but hopefully it will be a good place to regroup and plan our next…whatever. I can’t wait to see what mysteries lie in the holocron…

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Shaak Ti's Musings #2

Shaak Ti’s Musings #2

My companions are I are escorted to our latest digs, a hotel called “The Hollace”. A nice place at first glance but upon arrival inside I must state a VERY NICE PLACE. So this is how the other half lives (or at least the IGBK on this planet). The actual room is accessed right off the elevator, no hallways just right into the most spacious hotel room I have ever seen. I am impressed and I don’t get impressed very often. The other great thing, the room is being comped by that woman…Master Aslin Raye….hmmm wonder if she needs anything?
The room is huge and the view out the balcony awesome, no filthy Dugs here.

I notice that Visas is on the computer, wonder what she’s up to…well, well, well, she is doing background checks on our hosts…well, well, well.

Master Raye was a former bounty hunter for the Hutts. Pretty impressive list of captures but has dropped off the holonet for a while.

Kurgle was part of the sixth imperial War and a Jedi alliance to the fleet with Admiral Stazi, a Jedi huh…have to watch that one. He also disappeared for the last few years. What’s with the disappearing acts.

Maya – nothing, makes me wonder if that’s her real name.

I think that I need to get a nice minature camera or recording device. I need to get some pics or holograms ready for my rogue’s gallery. Let me see I need to start with Tini Tos and Visas, then Maya, Master Raye and Kurgle. Wonder if the concierge knows where I can one. I mean with the tip that Visas left (125 creds) he should be more than willing to help.

Maya shows up and guess what she actually apoligizes for Master Raye, not really necessary but I’ll (or we) accept. She also says Kurgle wishes to speak with us tomorrow, wonder what he wants?

The nerve of that concierge, asking me if I was going to use the equipment to spy, not my intended purpose but one never knows………

Time to crash and get refreshed and see what tomorrow brings.

Who’s asking to come up and see us….Kurgle that’s right he wanted to speak with us.

Wow this Kurgle is pretty forthcoming, at least on the surface. He admits to working with Admiral Stazi and then just disappearing. I can’t imagine being frozen in carbonite like he was. Anyway Kurgles story is that the Emperor Kyrate is supposedly terminally ill and seeking something that would prolong his life…sounds like something I could use to make a substantial profit. To get this something he is sending his sith (the one we already met, ugh!!) and this something is located in a vault her on MyGeeto. Krugle is planning on meeting someone shortly to discuss this vault and would like us to attend this meeting with him, (a Jedi asking for help, something strange about that). Needless to say we agreed and promptly left with Maya driving (by the way Krugle did call Maya by her full name – AllaMaya Noraleu, will have to check that out when I get a chance.

The meeting was being held with Quid Mendell, the Executive VP of Special Deposits for the IGBK. He basically agreed that a vault (number 117263B) existed here and is intact. This vault was created by the LORD VADER, how intriguing. But before he would allow us to see the vault Krugle has to pass a blood/DNA test which he failed, so Tini Tos, Visas and I decided to see if we were a match, of course we weren’t. All this time there was an object on Quid’s desk and when Quid was asked about he laughed and said it was gag thing, it made the rounds and he currently had it. Krugle was very interested and showed more expressions about it than he should have and I guess Visas knew something as well because as we were leaving he suddenly turned around and took the object right off the desk and ran off with it back into our elevator, talk about exciting!

Then Visas suprised me even more when he opened the container, withdrew the object and replaced it with one he had. Not quite the same but close. He presented the object to Krugle who turned it on and lo and behold it was a lightsaber. Kurgle gave it back to Visas saying he already had one, so Visas kept it. If I did not know it before, I knew it now, Visas was a Jedi (may the force be with him, I prefer to make my own force).

The elevator ride ended and as it opened we all saw the guards waiting for us with weapons drawn. Tini Tos and I drew ours and I quickly moved for cover. Meanwhile Visas and Krugle tried to make amends about a joke and giving back the object which worked, but I think there was some Jedi foolery there as well.

Once back at the hotel we decided that we would attempt to find the vault and obtain the contents before the sith lord. With Maya’s help about the mines and possible layout of the vaults within the mines we left, pretending to be leaving the planet, but much to to Master Raye’s amusement our magnetized landing gear acquired a dumpster (part of our plan actually). As we were getting ready for a Hyper space jump, we cloaked the ship and reenterend the atomsphere and release the dumpster so it would like a meteor coming in. Finally we landed still cloaked and undetected, Visas is a better pilot than I thought considering she is a Miraluke.

Exited ship and made our way to the mines, choice of 3, picked one that looked the oldest as this vault was for Lord Vader. Managed to open the elevator and wow a battle mech staring us in the face asking for a password, oops whatever we said did not work so I immediately went into stealth mode and slipped behind the mech, Tini and Visas stayed out front and almost got fried when the mech produced a flamethrower of sorts but they managed to get some cover. Tini was able to blast the mech while Visas appeared to do his Jedi thing and I saw the mech’s upper start to get crushed. Not wanting to miss the action, I place an explosive device right in the ….great placement if I do say so myself, set if for 10 seconds. The mech was in trouble now, being squeezed and shot and then finally blam it was shredded by the explosive device.

Took the elevator down and found a long hallway with doors showing that we were in the right area. Continue down and found the vault. Decided to open without trying to disarm and failed (well I’m not perfect, close though), a minor alarm sounded and two smaller mechs appeared at either end of the hallway. I went into hyper mode, successfully opened the vault door and entered before I got fried or disintegrated. Meanwhile I heard action outside and then Tini and Visas entered the vault.

How almost disappointing, only five items were in the vault on a shelf at the very back.
- A pendant
- Lock of hair
- A Ring
- Octooth headress with Silka beads (togruta headdress)
- Glowing Blue Cube (apparently this is a Holocron).

We picked up these items and left the vault. We also managed to get back to the ship without incident and travelled to Hollace to pick up Kugle and Maya who had stayed at the hotel awaiting our return. The ship pulled up and Kugle used his Jedi powers to jump onboard. He in turn tried to help Maya when she suddenly stoppped in midair halfway to the ship and believe it or not our most favorite Sith showed himself, Hayte. The battle commenced and we were the aggressors trying to hit Hyate which would free Maya. Hayte had other ideas and blasted kugle, he was down for now. I wondered what we should do when Titi Tos said over the comm link, “Shaak Ti get to the ships guns”. I ran to the guns, and let loose and blasted everything in sight, including the hotel, whoops. But it worked and Hayte was forced into a retreat but he dropped Maya. Next thing I knew we were outta there, guess I will not be invited back to that hotel (provided they find it was I who laid waste to that floor. And now we are heading somewhere so we will have to see where, who and why……stay tuned for more.

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Personal Journal #3
Hmm, do you smell sometin'?

Tinitos Tehrshik;
Personal Journal entry 3

So da female Mya came back ta our rooms ta apologiza ta us fer her way of actin’ towards us afta bringin’ her ‘ere. She doesen know why she doesen like us, but something we did bothers ‘er. I figger’ she’s jus’ sensitive, or somethin’.

Afta she arrives, the squidgy one Kurgle shows up & asks us ta join ‘im fer a meetin’. ‘E says somtin’ ‘bout ‘im havin’ a feelin’ ‘bot us. Whatever. We go wit’ ‘im to some banker in an office sommer else. I notice that Kurgle & Veyesass seem to be starin’ at some kind of trophy sittin’ on ‘dis guys desk. I’m starin’ at it & I finally figure it out dat it’s a Jedi Lightsaber.

I know ‘dese Jedi are some kina religion & all, so Kurgle must be wantin’ dat holy weapon, or sometin’ like dat. Why doesn’t ‘e ask fer it? Veyesass seems to be pretty interested in it too. Why’s dat? Is she a fan o’ da Jedi too?

Well we goes tru some kina blood test ta see if we kin open some kina account ‘ere. I follow everyone else’s example an’ let ‘em prick my finger ta see if I gots da right kina blood or sometin’. I coulda tole ‘em dat I didn’, but ole well…

Afta we all fail da test, da banker gets pretty short wit’ us & starts ta usher us all outta dere, when I gets the urge ta grab da lightsaber “trophy” fer Kurgle. I do it, jus’ as we’re bein’ ushered out & jump inna da lift. Bothe Veyesass & Kurgle seem pretty surprised I did it. I am too. Anyway, Veyesass takes da trophy from me an’ pulls out anotter lightsaber from ‘er own cloak. Hmm…I was beginnin’ ta wonder ‘bout ‘er. Well she switched out da two ‘sabers & offered da udder one ta Kurgle. He refused it, sayin’ he had ‘is own. So she pocketed da udder one in ‘er cloak. The lift doors den opened & we were surrounded by a bunch a security. I already had my weapon drawn & aimed it at da head guy. We stared at ‘im fer a sec or two, when Veyesass went forward & offered ‘im da replica she was carryin’. ‘E took it & told us we could leave. Dat was easy.

When we got back tad a rooms, we ‘ad a bit of a pow wow ‘bout da account & if we needed ta get inna it. Mya & Kurgle seemed ta think we did. So we ‘den wen’ ‘bout plannin’ it. Kurgle ‘ad memorized da account number & Mya seemed ta know where it was generally located. So we figgered ta take our new ship wit’ its stealth ‘bility tad a area & ‘den ta recomoiter da area & break in. I guess we aren’t plannin’ on stayin’ ‘ere long.

As we were ‘eadin’ tad a ship. We came across Azlyn Rae. She seemed ta be tryin’ ta ‘pologize fer ‘er behavior towards us yesterday. It dinna seem ta come easy ta ‘er. So we accepted ‘er ‘pology, while I was maneuverin’ a parts container near da ship. I figger we needed some kina decoy fer our re-enterin’ da atmosphere. Dat way dey aren’ lookin’ fer us.

Veyesass piloted da ship outta da area & we were able ta slip back in wid out anyone figgerin it out. We eventually made it ta da area Mya thought da deposit box was in an da bind pilot landed us ‘dere, if a little roughly.

We ‘den wen’ out & I took point. I snuck over ta where Veyesass had a “feelin’” da box was supposed ta be. Oh! By & by, Kurgle tole us dat da box was ‘parently opened by da infamous Dart’ Vader! Man ‘dis is goin’ ta be fun! So’s I reconnoiter’d da area & figured out which a’ da buildings was oldest & we broke in wit’ ShackTies help. Well waitin’ on da udder side was a combat ‘bot. Armed & ready! Damn! Dat sucked…but well dat’s why dey pay me da big bucks! I trew a frag at ‘im & moved tad a lef’ while Veyesass moved in beside me. Dat damn ‘bot den attacked me by ignitin’ my hide on fire wit’ ‘is flame ‘trower. Ouch!

I den moved furder tad a lef’ & drew my carbine & opened fire on ‘im. Veyesass did some jedi mumbo jumbo & squezzed ‘im & den ‘e blew up. ‘parently Shackties managed ta slip in on ‘im & planted a ‘splosive on ‘im. Good one! Afta da fight, I got healed up pretty good by Shacktie & Veyesass. “Tanks.

We den moved onta da lift & went down tad a right level. As we approached, wit me in point, da right box. Two more smaller ‘droids popped up outta no where & it was on agin! Well I took out da first one pretty quick like & Veyesass musta done da udder one too! ‘Cuz it jus’ blew up.

Well we got da box opened & discovered a pretty empty room wit’ a few items; A bone necklace, a head band, a ring, somethin’ else, & a glowin box. Veyesass seemed ta be pretty ‘cited ‘bout dese…whatever.

We managed ta make it outta dere & headed back tad a hotel ta pick up Kurgle & Mya on da balcony. Dey were dere & we opened our loadin’ ramp while hoverin’ jus’ of da balcony, when outta nowhere dat freakin’ Sith hayte shows up catchin’ Mya mid-leap! I opened fire on ‘is red ass & tole Shacktie ta head up ta da laser cannons we ‘ad on da ship. I managed ta keep ‘im down ‘til Shacktie opened fire on ‘im & dat’s when ‘e dropped Mya off da side a da buildin’. Oh! Dat Sith guy also shot Kurgle wit’ some kinda lightnin’! I wonder if Veyesass or Kurgle can do dat? Dat’d come in handy if dey could.

So’s we got outta dere ‘cuz dere weren’t no reason ta stay dere anymore. Plus I figure’d we’d burned our bridges dere. We’ll probably get arrested if’n we ever go near dere agin’. So now we’re in ‘iperspace & goin’ somewhere Veyesass is familiar wit’ & I gotta wonder what we’re goin’ ta blow up next?

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Visas Marr Journal Entry Two

I’m not even sure where to start this entry, but starting at the beginning is as good as any. We made our way back to Dr. Finn’s office to check on the state of ‘Maya’. It turns out that the Dr. had some debts owed to our friend Switch and that he now knew where Maya was being held. Switch wasn’t acting on the information yet, but just having that information was enough for him and you knew that he would be doing something about it eventually.

It still looked like it was going to be a couple days or so before Maya would be stable enough to move with any swiftness. While the team was talking with the Dr. I took it upon myself to go into the back and check on the patient. Once back there I called on what limited training from Master Savarin to try and heal her enough to be able to move her quickly. I don’t believe anyone was the wiser as I called the Dr. in to check Maya out when she opened her eyes.

Finn was surprised at her rapid recovery, and after a few minutes we were able to get her to answer some of our outstanding questions. Maya said she was part of the Empire-In-Exile. I can’t say I trust anything with those connections, but the need to off the space station was just above that worry on my worry list. She said she was delivering information or something that was stored on the ‘Banshee’ down on Blue deck. It turns out this deck is pretty much the Imperial impound yard. Luckily I had a security card!

All this time (the cathar) figured we were being scouted by Switch. There seemed to be a Dug that was conveniently keeping an eye on the med center. He suggested we make a break for it out the back since cameras were showing an all clear. The Dr. decided to stay back and we successfully escaped the med center though the service corridors and made our way to Blue deck with the handy security card.

Upon entering the impound bay; we were greeted with another issue there were two ships and we had no idea which one was the ‘Banshee’. Problems increased when we noticed a squad of storm troopers running exercises between the two. It was suggested that (the cathar) bunker down and keep watch while we try to check the operations room and see if we can discover which ship is which and maybe provide a distraction for the troopers.

Maya and Shaak Ti went with me as we headed to the operations room. Unfortunatly there were two officers keeping watch in there and we didn’t want to alert the troopers to our presence. I convinced Shaak Ti to let me go talk to them and sauntered my way towards them trying to smooth talk our way onto the ships. They seemed pretty open to and even told us that the fancy ship in the bay is the ship we were looking for. I tried to get them to dismiss the troopers, but the Sergeant wasn’t buying it and that is when everything went to Ossus.

As soon as the Sergeant got his troopers in order and started heading for the operations room (the cathar) opened fire on them. The officers panicked and dropped under their consoles. Maya and I made a break for the ships, but I guess Shaak Ti was worried about the officers and started tussling with them and tossed an explosive charge into the room. (the cathar) was dropping troopers left and right and I managed to ‘convince’ one to flee in fear, a regrettable decision but perhaps necessary at the time.

As we started boarding the ship the elevator doors opened and more troopers appeared along with a cloaked figure. (the cathar) took a few shots at him and he quickly produced his lightsaber to deflect them. My heart sunk as I saw the red hue produced by his blade…Sith. Maya had mentioned someone had been chasing her I guess we found out whom.

Maya and I quickly moved to the cockpit to try to get the ship started and going. The others tried to provide cover and distraction. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed the ship next to us started flying our direction. It looked like it had been thrown! I reached out and tried to stop it, but it was just too big. The ship slammed into us partially pinning us. I managed, however, to get us flying and out the airlock into space. A few moments later we were entering hyperspace on our way to Mygeto.

The next couple of days were pretty restless. I kept having dreams of being paralyzed and un-able to move. Little did I know at the time that there was a Jedi Master frozen in carbonite beneath my bed! Talk about a creepy experience.

We arrived on Mygeto and were greeted (in the loosest terms) by an Imperial Knight known as Aslon Ray. Her demeanor is what I would expect from a near fanatical follower of the ‘Emporer’. She’d asked if we brought it though we had no idea what ‘it’ was and she marched onto the ship to reveal the Jedi Master in stasis and the cause for my nightmares I’d assume.

Master Cthule Kurgle was smuggled here for reasons I hope to find out soon. I’ve heard of him, but I don’t think I ever had a chance to meet him. He managed to convince the Imperial Knight to let us stick around for a while.

As we were walking to our destination I noticed a plaque that Read: “Here died the traitor Ki-adi-mundi. In honor of the 501st.” Joy…this place already sucks…

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