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.