Legacy of the Rancor

Visas Marr Journal Entry Six

After the zombie apocalypse we got Maya to put in the nav cords for Killik space and get us the rest of the way. I’ll admit that I sneaked a peak and memorized the coordinates. When we dropped out of hyperspace we in sight of what I guess was a Killik Hive. It looked like a bunch of honeycomb shaped structures connected together. We got in contact with the hive and told them we were looking for the living planet Zynoma. They told us that they knew where it was, but they wanted some sort of payment in return. We told them we didn’t have a lot to offer, but they were more interested in having one of us stay with them and be some sort of convert or something. Screw that I know I’m supposed to be tolerant of others and their beliefs, but I’m not going to be any kind of bug convert for the rest of my life. I managed to talk them into taking the Jedi Holocron as collateral, but they also wanted one of the Vong ships when we returned as well, basically steal one. We told them that we would do our best to meet the terms and the provided us the coordinates on some sort of REAL honeycomb. Shaak’Ti has his work cut out for him.
Shaak’Ti managed to retrieve the coordinates from the honeycomb data disk and we got on our way to Zynoma. When we arrived we immediately got hailed and flanked by Vong patrol ships. We explain why we are there and they end up letting us land and we’re introduced to Magistrate Veila, a human among the Vong!
Veila was very hospitable and provided us a lavish feast and we talked about why we had come and she explained about the Vong hierarchy. I was upfront with them and told them what we needed. A friend of ours was very sick and that supposedly there was some sort of cure located on this planet. We also came clean telling them that the Killik wanted us to steal a ship for them in return for Zynoma’s location, but we wouldn’t do that. If they could provide us a Vong ship that would be great, but understood if they couldn’t. After dinner she told us that they would discuss our needs and let us know if they could help.
The next morning Veila told us that it had be decided that they would try and help us. They idea would be that if Zynoma thought we were worthy of what we needed then the planet would provide what we needed or it would just outright kill us. I guess that was simple enough to understand. We were also accompanied by a Vong.
We make good progress as we trudge through the wilderness, but we did run into some trouble. It seems the Vong have some crazies. People that agree with the way the people of Zynoma were currently living. This guy also looked sick, diseased somehow and diseased he was. In the struggle Shaak’Ti and Maya both got infected by just being touched! They started sprouting spores and coral extensions all over their bodies. The Vong that was with us was some sort of healer and managed to completely heal or revert Shaak’Ti, but Maya wasn’t so lucky. They were able to stop the progress but she was still very, very sick. Great, we are trying to heal one person and another one gets just as sick.
We finally reach our destination. A tree of epic sizes! And more than that it talks! Kind of an annoying kind of talk, a little whiney. I discover it’s actually a flower that lives on the tree that is sentient somehow. This must have been what Master Kurgle had me training with plants all this time for. I convince it to come along with us and help us. Tinatos runs up the tree and tears the damn thing off like it was a dandelion. Some people have no idea the life that is around them. What if plucked that tail off his behind.
Anyways these journal entries are starting to get too long. Long story short we got back and they provided us a ship to take with us and we took it to the Killik and retrieved the holocron. Next is Corellia I guess they have some success in treating whatever is affecting Maya. Veila gave us a secret hyperspace route that leads right there and bypasses the Imperial blockade. Did I mention that the flower talks? Like all the time? Seriously, never shuts up…

Visas Marr Journal Entry Five

So it appears that Maya was actually working on assignment for the Chiss government of sorts. Even though she was kind of free to do what she wanted in our part of the galaxy she is really always working. Double agent of sorts it seems.
She managed to get us permission to move through Chiss space, but the way it’s going to happen is they are going to take us and our ship through Chiss space and dump us off on the other side in Killik space. The Chiss all seemed to be pretty put out by us being there, but weren’t overtly rude. We were really only given access to the hanger bay and not much else. There were some class rooms and a galley. After a little exploring we went and got something to eat and got the same cold shoulder by the Chiss in there. All was good though as Maya soon showed back up and apologized for her absence. I guess she is part of the military class of the Chiss hierarchy and was debriefed on her activities while she was gone. See, double agent!
After lunch we went on being nosey some more. Tinatos and Shaak Ti seemed to be more interested in the ships and technology behind them and I kind of glossed over the whole thing. Maya returned after a bit and brought some new goods for the others. A R4 droid for Shaak Ti and some body armor for Tinatos. Both of these should help us out in our journey. It always seems like Tinatos is getting shot up so anything to help mitigate some of that is good.
After a few days I was about to go crazy being stuck in this hanger bay with these guys. I know in space you spend more time alone than that, but just doing nothing and not piloting anything makes for a boring time. It was around this time that I felt a gap in the force for lack of a better term and it seemed to be present on this ship. Maya had also told us that the Chiss had an open relationship with the Sith at least some sort of non-aggression treaty so that made me very wary. Tinatos had noticed an entrance into the air system that wasn’t guarded very well. This vent was big enough for all of us to move through. We snaked through the air system for a while and we eventually we ran into a large air filter that seemed to be moving a lot of air. We didn’t want to disable it or take it out in fear that the increase in air flow would suck us in one direction or another. Moving back a bit we found an exit that we could get out of the air vent and the no guards was a bonus. A door was nearby so we had to open it up! BAM! Laboratory, jackpot! I don’ t know what we won but we got it.
That was when I noticed what the dark gapping feeling was. Dressed in some sort of scrubs was Hayte. He didn’t seem to notice us and was concentrating on some sort of box. Shaak’Ti got a look at that console in the lab and noticed that he could seal the lab and jettison it into space. Talking among ourselves and Kurgle we decided to go ahead and do it.
Everything that happened after that happened in a blur. Shaak’Ti hit the button and the lab sealed. Hayte took notice of that and slammed us back against the back wall. Some sort of ooze exploded out of the box he was looking at and coated the inside of the seal. A couple of the Chiss inside the lab managed to get out, and somehow Tinatos managed to hit the ejection sequence for the containment lab and jettisoned it into space. Hayte and some technicians were immediately sucked out, but the gray oozed seemed to want to stick around almost like it was alive. Eventually the vacuum of space won over and sucked it out as well.
That’s when the world seemed to catch back up and I noticed the blaring klaxons going off. We made ourselves scares and got back to the hanger bay in short order. When we got there it didn’t appear that anyone even noticed we were gone. No alarms or guards anywhere. After a while Maya finally found us and informed us that they had a situation in another location on the ship and that the lab had been broken into. She seemed to look at us like we might be involved, but we assured her we had no idea what she was referring too.
It was the next day that Maya came to visit again. Seems she’s busy now that she’s back with her own people. While taking with her the ship dropped out of hyperspace and came to a stop. She went to check on things and about 20 minutes later the lights and power went out. We thought this might be a good time to bail and get the hell out of Mos Eisley, but the magnetic coupler still held our ship to the deck so we were unable to leave.
The rest was pretty crazy! The ooze seemed to have infect some of the crew members. I did my best to help the others fight them off. Shaak’Ti was trying to make his way over to the magnetic controls to release the ship and we concentrating on keeping the ‘zombies’ at bay. After that I had to get in and pilot the ship and I couldn’t see what the others were doing. I was flying the ship through the bay trying to collect up everyone and make our escape. I don’t know how we did it, but we gathered everyone and managed to escape with everyone more or less alive.

Visas Marr Journal Entry Four

So I got to meet Jedi Master Jnost Dural keeper of the Jedi Archives. He was the one that created and embodies the holocron. It’s interesting to talk to someone from such an ancient time. He was a wealth of information with insight to many of the great battles over time; Great Hyperspace War, Great Sith War, Mandalorian Wars, Jedi Civil War, etc. Now that I think about it a lot of history is filled with bloody conflict. It is unfortunate.
Master Kurgle seems to have been infected by something from his encounter with Darth Hayte. He says he’s unable to touch the force and every time he tries it feels oily and dark. I tried to assist in healing him, but I received some sort of backlash in the attempt. It was very dark and sinister and probably foolish for me to even try. I even asked the holocron if it had any ideas of what was afflicting Master Kurgle, but it only had slight references such as the Rak-fever or the poison that afflicted Ancient Jedi Master Quel’Droma.
Insert Section of stuff where I was getting Pizza – Dantooine, message from Maya to meet at Ord Mandell, etc
Maya had an idea that what affected Master Kurgle was similar to Rak-fever and that a cure may exist on a planet called Zenoma. Zenoma was the semi-homeworld of the Vong. However once they were implicated in the poisoning of planets the planet ‘Left’. Maya has some ideas where we can find it and enters some hyperspace coordinates and we jump. After a while we are pulled out of space by four large Chiss ships and we are hailed by someone speaking a foreign language…

Tinitos Tehrshik Journal #9
I Thought They Were Extinct

Tinitos Tehrshik

Mission Journal #9

We found ourselves on da planet Naboo, in da capital city of Theed. We came here inna round-about way, in order ta evade anyone followin’ us. Problem is dat it takes up most o’ da rest o’ our supplies. So’s we’re ‘ere resupplyin’ ourselves an’ getting’ our wind back, I hope.

I start tryin’ ta look inta any possible trade goods I kin get my paws on.

While ‘splorin’ da city, we discover dat dere’s a “Sith Mission” established ‘ere. ‘Parent’ly dis ‘ere’s a recruitin’ cen’er an’ dey’re tryin’ ta get as many “volunteers” as dey can. Da empire seems ta be in big need o’ people. While we’re lookin’ inta da facility, Visas discovers dat she “feels” ‘er former master Kavin Savarin in da place (I can guess where dis is goin’).

We ‘cide ta enter through da “coolin’” system (Shacktee finds some old plans tad a facility, an’ splains dat ‘e can figger out ‘ow da place is probably laid out now). I guess da “water gate” wasn’ in da plans. It also didn’ ‘elp dat Shacktee didn’ bring da right kinda tools. While we’re in da tunnel waitin’ fer ‘im ta figger out ‘ow ta open it (Visas even loans ‘im ‘er light saber, to little effect), we get a visit from da maintenance ‘bot. It’s one o’ dose big tunnel cleaners covered in blades fer scrapin’ da walls clean. It’s gonna work pretty well fer us too! I start pushin’ da rest o’ da guys ahead o’ me ta give us some breathin’ room.

Visas manages ta damage da ‘bot ‘nuff ta delay it long ‘nuff fer us ta get away from it. We ‘ventually find our way ta a chamber filled wit’ a buncha “volunteers” getting’ reprogrammed. Dey’re strapped inta chairs wit’ deir eyes ‘eld open an’ dier arms an’ legs ‘eld in place. Dey also ‘ave monitors positioned righ’ in fronta deir faces broadcastin’ some sorta ‘olocast dat’s probably resettin’ deir personailities. I can’ take dis. It ain’ right! I tell Shacktee ta try an’ disconnect dem as fast as possible. ‘E does a pretty good job wit’ some ‘elp from Visas. We also discover dat Visas’ old Master is in ‘ere too! I take up a perimeter guarding position while dey do what dey do. Luckily, I do cuz some kinda interrogation ‘bot comes inta da chamber.
I take it out.

It takes dem quite a while ta ‘cuperate from da “reprogrammin’.” When Master Savarin comes ‘round, ‘e splains ta us dat ‘e was captured several months ago an’ brought ‘ere. ‘E’s been kep’ ‘ere awake da entire time, goin’ through da reprogrammin’ thing. All o’ deses people ‘ave been goin’ through somethin’ similar. We figger out ta take ‘em up in two groups ta get ‘em out. I give Mya a call ta get some o’ da local “bloggers” ta witness dis event.

Visas an’ Mya go up wit’ da firs’ group an’ I go up wit’ da secon’ group. When I get up ta da lobby area, a turbo lif’ cross da way opens up an’ empire officer, two security ‘bots an’ someone else come out. I try an’ take out da officer, I don’. Da two ‘bots open fire on me an take me out. It’s okay, I survive.

I nex’ wake up on da floor an’ see dat da officer is still standin’, so I take a nudder shot at ‘er. Dis manages ta persuade ‘er ta leave da area. ‘Parently while I was “out” da udders were pretty busy takin’ out da ‘bots an’ da udder person. Dey tell me she was a “force user” (whatever dat is). Mya picks us up on da roof o’ da facility an’ we ‘ed out fer regions unknown, Taivas. We’ve also managed ta acquire anudder Jedi (man dese guys are jus’ everywhere considerin’ dey were wiped out).

When we come outta ‘iperdrive, we come tad a planet o’ Taivas an’ discover dat it’s ‘parently da “Secret Jedi Temple.” Woops…

Shaak Ti's Musings #5

Well we got away from all that grey stuff, finally and what a relief that stuff was awful and deadly. It also appears that our enemy Hyate was also destroyed (or will float in space for eternity, yess).
According to Maya and Visas we are heading into insect territory or Killick space. To kill some time I start tinkering with my new droid who has been aptly named R4 (will have to change that!). After all that has happened this this seems so peaceful and serene so I will enjoy it for now.
We are now approaching a world surrounded by asteroids, good way of protecting your planet I guess, and among the asteroids are ships that look like little eggs (reminds me of a beehive cocoon). Our scanners show signs of life on these ships. Vesas and Maya hail them and an ugly sticklike insect appears on screen. He must be using some kind of translator so we can communicate. I believe he said his name was Zoname and we are approaching the Lissel Hive. He needs to know what we want and after a heated consultation we decide to tell him. He went off screen for consultation. Finally he reappeared and said that they knew of the living planet and its location. They would reveal this information for a trade, perhaps one of us come over and join the hive, (ugh the prospect of joining a hive of those things, let me end my life now!!), but they also need something, interesting bargaining now. They will give us something to locate the planet if we have something they can hold as collatoral and they also want us to bring back a living ship.
Wow a living planet that has living ships. After an intense discussion we decided to use the holocron as collatoral and the Killians agreed. We were given coordinates and docked with the egg shaped ship. A few minutes later the door was opened and we saw a custom built dock between the ships, amazing. We made the trade the holocron for what looked like a data crystal?
They must have liked Vesas because they offered her some kind of liquid (later told it was wine). Better her than me.
The exchange made we went back to our ship and departed. I was given the task of deciphering the data crystal. It was most remarkable piece of technology, so simple looking, yet so complex. I applied many things to the data crystal without success, finally I used electricity and amazingly enough it powered on. Now I used all my computer skills to decode the information. After several hours of work I discovered that this was new way of mapping the known world, it was all done by using a very complex system to plot planet coordinates. Once plotted you track any planets location, ingenious really.
I supplied Vesas with the coordinates for the Living planet. We finally arrived at the desired location. There was only one lone planet and a tiny star. We immediately received a hail from someone named Magister Veila. We decided the truth would work here so explained everything, about the Killians and needing to bring them back a living ship and the problem with Kurgle and his possible solution here on this planet. Magister Veila
listened and then suprisingly enough offered to take us to a meeting so we could meet Mazon, the master shaper. see Seckett (apparently this is the intelligence of the plant.
I programmed R4 to keep watch over our ship while we went searching for this Seckett. The path was long and I soon grew weary, my stamina was definite wearing thin and then to top it all off we got attacked by what looked like Toads x2 and Vborg (many). Well we defeated the enemies but at a greast cost. I myself took some damage with some kind of spikes that appeared on me out of nowhere, and boy did they hurt. Lucky for me that they had a cure and I was not immune to it, my spiked days were over but alas poor Maya could not accept the cure and we had to stay clear as the spikes are very contagious.
The best news about this trip was that with a little patience and dedication I was able to complete my current destiny (discovery). I was able to get the coordinates and map a path to Zanoma the living planet.
During all this Vesas became a little strange, she started talking to herself a lot, almost like she was having a conversation with someone we could not see, so very strange.
After getting what we came to the living planet for (at least Vesas and Kurgle got something) we were told we needed to take some coral and go to Corellia to get a cure for Maya and her newly formed spikes.
We plotted a course back to Killian space along with a living ship and completed our deal with the Killians, they got their ship and we got back our holocron. Now on to Corellia…………..

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.

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…

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…

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…

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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