Saturday, February 10, 2018

Stars Wars Saga Adventure Path - Episdode I "The Crystalline Heart" Part 08a

Imperial Press Corp Field Report......
Suspected Anti-Republic Group Activity: R-90 and Roger, Jedi Talia, L, Padawan Wrabbler, Tizzit and Bob, Xol Dul, J-04N (Human Scout).
Not Sighted: Khorrahg'ga, PK-17 (Scout Labor Droid)

After experiencing the event with the Crystalline Heart, the group was somewhat at a loss. They had found an artifact of the Rakata that seemed to hold a great power. It was dangerous in the wrong hands, so Talia kept it safe with her. R-90 went to retrieve his datapad from the crystal prison of Gorgon when he noticed that the interface had fully incorporated it in its console. Bob alerted everyone hat Tizzit was coming too, Tizzit was a bit confused at what had happened, there was a great many things she had missed out on and her only memories was that of Bob's which were very confusing to say. L and Talia started to look for a way out, and R-90 asked Roger to use his sensors to see if there were any other corridors here. As far as they could tell there was only the Upper Entry Chamber and the Lower one they were in.
L decided to risk it again and talk to Gorgon. They wanted to know more about the ruins. R-90 began to run a self-diagnostic, as he was concerned that he was malfunctioning. He had no recordings of what had transpired with the "Crystalline Heart" or the meeting with "Kento Marak". He did discover as he was repairing himself that a transmitter had activated. It seems that Eshka had added a new device when she was having her private time with him. He and Roger did their best to deactivate it, but it was something they need help with as it would compromise R-90's system.

Gorgon informed them that this was not only and archive but a prison complex as well, from R-90's datapad he surmised that a few thousand years had passed. That would explain why the sensor network might be down and he was unable to communicate with other sections. Gorgon was unhappy that the "Hairy Ones" infested his once pristine planet. After complaining for a bit he finally told him that there was indeed more area of the complex. There was at least several level below them, one with a hangar. Yet before they could continue the conversation, they heard explosion above. Roger used his sensors and could detect at least 20 individuals up top.

Meanwhile in orbit aboard the Ventor Class Destroyer, Ihipptoo......

Lt. commander Mykel of the Imperial Navy was assigned to watch over the Trandoshan system. A few month ago the Trandoshan in the senate made a move to gain control of the system after the treacherous wookies turned upon the Galactic Forces during the Clone Wars. Kashyyyk was now a off limits military sectors, only Trandoshan Hunting parties and Imperial Convoys were allowed in the system. This meant that there was increased piracy in the area. Many individuals took it upon themselves to start doing illicit runs, either for supplies to and from Kashyyyk, communication/intelligence runs, or attempting to smuggle refugees out. So far he did his best to curb the pirates, but lately there were a series of unknown vessles that were entering the system. These vessels were far superior to any known craft on the Imperial database.
One well known menace was Captain Tor, he was wanted in over 23 systems for acts of lewd behavior, theft, murder, and general piracy. He also holds several death sentences on a myriad of planets, and had escaped each prison he was put in. Apparently this Captain Tor was very charismatic and made friends everywhere. Sooner or later he would slip up and today was that day.
He had received communication from a vessel that snuck in from a Verpine who was captured by Captain Tor and his crew. They were held prisoners in a wookie village. Captain Tor had also managed to become leader of the vllage as well. Lt. Commander Mykel assembled his squad for a rescue mission and to capture Captain Tor as well. He appointed J-04N to lead the rescue party.

As they ships got within range of the village they began to fire, trapping the wookies within their village by destroying the front gate. Those that attempted to flee by boat were shot out of the water. As those ships landed dozens of troops came out and began to open fire. Some of the wookies resisted and fought back killing some of the stormtroopers. Those that could be captured were questioned about Captain Tor.
It seems the Verpine were not alone, and quickly explained to the storm troopers how he and his colleagues were take prisoner by Captain Tor.
He also informed them that another party, possibly more prisoners or allies were forced into the ruins by Captain Tor as well. The Storm trooper called it in and informed the Lt. Commander who advised to let the "creepy bug-people" go. The insectoids quickly got aboard Khorrahg'ga ship and left.

The Ruins....

J-04N lead his squad as tactical point, he only joined a month ago when he heard that the Clone Troopers would be phasing out and they needed the sons and daughters of the Empire to take up the new mantle of protectors across the galaxy. His team quickly assessed the situation of the ruins, and made a schematic of the locations. The structure seemed sound and they could easily clear the rubble to an entrance shaft with a few well place grenades. As soon as the opening was clear, a second team in and braced the new opening. They carefully proceeding in not knowing what or who to expect.

The rest of the party could hear that load explosion and prepared to hide. Xul Dul quickly faded into the shadows, Roger hid in the cavern, and everyone else was ready to attack if necessary. Talia could here their movements, and Wrabbler disappeared. Whoever it was was slowly approaching with caution, they were examining the upper level. The Storm troopers above found an inactive droid, they gave it enough auxiliary power to operate its motor functions. It was identified as PK-17, a labor droid. It would be taken in and its memory banks searched. J-04N  had his team secure the perimeter and he lead a few members down the stairwell of the creepy ruins, the dim yellow lights from the crystal reflected off their shiny white armor.
Talia was first to make contact by asking who they were. J-04N responded that they were part of a rescue mission to check for survivors, that they had received a distress call from some insectoids about pirates. After Talia was assured that they meant no harm, the Trooper came down. They saw Talia, Tizzit, L, Bob, and R-90. Some medically trained Troopers came in an offered some help. R-90 had too let them know about two others, the wookie who was not dangerous and Roger. The troopers helped them out of the ruins.

Wrabbler was invisible thanks to the force pendent he had found, and began to investigate the troops. It seems a full science team was sent down and they were investigating the ruins. They held his friends in a circle and they were being questioned. He took it upon himself to go and check on the wookie village as he saw smoke in the distance. J-04N escorted the group to Lt. Commander Mykel, who let them know once again that this was a rescue mission.
He was aware that the infamous pirate Captain Tor was responsible for the unfortunate position he had put the group in. The Verpine and others had explained the situation, and the "Doctor" even told them as proof there would be another of their 'Kind' among the people in the ruins, Tizzit. The Lt. Commander just needed to identify them, so they could assist them in returning them to their places of origin. The Imperial Navy was here to help them. R-90 of course was being rather playful, which seemed to upset the Lt. Commander greatly. It seemed he had a bias against some "working class droids". The Lt. Commander left J-04N to guard the rescued party.

R-90 began using the coms to talk to the rest of the party. Talia, L, and Xul Dul were all concerned about what they were going to do. They were surrounded by the new Galactic Empire's forces. Sure they had come to rescue them, but they were already taking some of the larger crystal out of the ruins. There was smoke coming from the wookie village, and Khorrahg'ga was agitated. They started discussing that they could possibly take the shuttle craft as there seemed to be only one pilot as everyone else was concentrated on securing the parimeter and focusing on the ruins. It would be easy to rush on board and take the pilot. "Ummm guys I can hear your chatter. We are scanning all frequencies to check for Captain Tor", the pilot said and waved to them from the shuttle. The sheepishly waved back and played it off. R-90 should have scrambled the com signals. Lt. Commander Mykel came again, he was disappointed that they mistrusted them and it began to foster some suspicion in him. Again he asked if there was anything they were hiding, but the group asked what happened in the village as they had some friends there. Lt. Commander Mykel simply stated that they had received a distress call, they found evidence of Captain Tor and deal with his crew, sent the insectoids on their way, and came to rescue them. Again R-90 was being playful with the Lt. commander, working his tolerance to the limit. In fustration the Lt. Commander walked away, promising to try and get that insectoid ship to come back and pick them up so he could be rid of them.

Warbbler arrived at the wookie village. He saw it smoldering, the village was almost razed to the ground. Storm trooper were walking among the ruins cleansing the area with flamethrowers, burning the wookies bodies. The boats were shot up, and the few structure that were left were being destroyed. It was a brutal massacre. He even found evidence that they had lined up about dozens wookies and executed them, some of them were children. The site almost made Wrabbler sick so he ran back to the group. Staying invisible he snuck in and told his friend what had happened. The made Khorrahg'ga angrier. The Lt. Commander and other troopers came in to see what the commotion was all about. Khorrahg'ga was upset at what these soldier did and was sayings some very unbecoming things that a gentleman wookie would not say. The Lt. Commander suggested for his own safety he be separated and escorted away from the group, as wookies tended to be savages. The group began to protest, but Khorrahg'ga's shipped landed with the insectoids letting them know that they were going to take them home. The other began to quickly get aboard the ship and decide what they were going to do. The Lt. Commander let Talia know that they would return Khorrahg'ga after they processed him, after all he was a wookie. If he was clear he would be released to them. He just asked if they could stay in the system. Being out gunned and out number she reluctantly agreed. As she stood on the landing platform looking sadly at Khorrahg'ga, an trail of dirt could be seen that was kicked up by the invisible Wrabber. He was running at full speed to get aboard the ship. J-04N saw this and ran to intercept the oddity. He managed to jump into the ship as the platform raised and the invisible creature entered the ship. Before he knew it, the ship had blasted off into orbit with him and a very angry L had a gun pulled on him.  

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Star Wars Adventure Path: Holonet New 07

Naval Officer 32175
In Memory
There has been a major incident within the Trandoshan System and around G5-623. As noted days ago, pirate activity has been on the rise as the transition of our Republic Force to the new Imperial Forces are taking place. A holding area on G5-623 was infiltrated we believe by one of several vessels. We are reviewing our logs to see what vessels began spamming us during this time period. As we all know the Trandoshans have a habit of bypassing protocols with their hunting expedition. A full review for all radar personal is to be administered by Admiral Sal Verdar at 1600 hours aboard the Krestel.

The holding facility was located in the Alpha Grid 44-5H. A small contingent of troops and personal were stationed there. Approximately about 40 natives were held there for questioning concerning recent activities and some possible resistance group throughout that grid sector. Lt. Zhal Gamarha was in command of this facility. All Imperial personal bodies have been identified. We grieve at this time for the brave soldiers who served for the Republic, and gave their lives in pursuit of maintaining order and peace. Let us remember their families and friends, and hope that justice finds the ones responsible for this horrendous tragedy.

M1-CK3Y        05W4-1D        PLU-70        CH1-P        D-413        4l4-DD-1N
D0-N4l-D            HU-3Y            D3W-3Y       l0-U13        600-FY      M4-X
3R-1C               Fl0-UND3R    5C-4R          MUF-454    71-M0N    PUMB-4

I.S.B. and Inquistor Y'will Tom
The Emperor has done his best to find survivors of the Jedi Order after the confusion and misinformation during the Clone Wars. While many of the order have turned themselves in and have be re-educated, there are still a number of unknown Padawans and Jedi that are uncounted for. The Emperor has instituted a new task force which is part of the Imperial Security Bureau that will specialize in the former "Jedi Rehabilitation Programs". A general recall was sent out sometime ago in hopes that we could help those that fled in fear as those within the temple bought down there own order. The malicious actions such of those of Master Windu and Master Yoda have last a lasting impression on all of us from their cruel betrayal. If you spot or suspect any individual of Jedi activity submit a full report as soon as possible to your superior and it will be vetted to the roper channels. It is of the upmost priority that any remaining Jedi be found. Inquisitor Y'will will be conducting a search on G5-623, as we believe that Master Yoda is hiding here. We have been questioning the Wookies, but so far none have offered to help us find this devious mastermind. As of to date over 400 members of the Auxiliary Jedi Order have been re-educated and two dozen Jedi have been captured and processed.  

They have been recent reports indicating some activity regarding former General Kenobi. He is another Jedi that is wanted for questioning for the disappearance of former Senator Padme Amidala of Naboo. Please look at all relevant information concerning our new initiative.  

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Stars Wars Saga Adventure Path - Episdode I "The Crystalline Heart" Part 07a

Imperial Press Corp Field Report......
Suspected Anti-Republic Group Activity: R-90 and Roger, Khorrahg'ga, Jedi Talia, L, Padawan Wrabbler, and Xol Dul,
Not Sighted:  Tizzit and Bob, PK-17 (Scout Labor Droid)
Meanwhile on Bothuwi, Khorrahg'ga had just returned back to the Jedi Sanctuary after a few transport jobs. It was mostly hauling cargo within the Bothan system that had paid well enough over the months that he could afford his own ship. Talia had been training hard as she took further instruction as a Jedi Knight. No longer a Padawan, she began her advance training while touching some of the younglings the basic of the force. She had noticed that the other were gone for a few days, and thought perhaps that Master Nu sent them on an errand of some sort. As she met with Khorrahg'ga, a young Padawan had a message that Master Nu wanted to see them both. She didn't have much time to ask the details of his time away, but was glad to see him.

They went into Master's Nu underground stronghold. She had converted much of it to be a repository of knowledge just like the Jedi Temple. Her and other worked tirelessly to rebuild the archives. They concentrated first on the essentials, but there was a lot that was missing. Many artifacts from the Temple were still locked way in vaults. She could only hope that none would be able to unlock there secrets. It was a shame since many holocrons from the ancient Jedi master would offer valuable wisdom at this time. As Talia and Khorrahg'ga approached, she slowly turned her chair to great the. She had developed a an odd habit of doing that late, which unnerved many who visited.
She looked more ancient than she did before, as the stress of rebuilding the order weighed on her shoulders. "Master Talia and Khorrahg'ga, it is good that you have come. I have news of your companions", she eyed them with intent seeming to look for any hints of emotion. "I had sent them on an errand a few days ago in hopes of re-establishing contact with a Jedi named Kento Marek. My contacts seemed to indicate he was last seemed in the Kashyyyk system and I sent them there", she continued as Khorrahg'ga seemed to perk up at new of his home world. She looked at them with deep concern, "It seems that they have not checked in. Perhaps you could look into this? I am sure Captain Khorrahg'ga is familiar with the system no doubt and would be helpful in case something has happened." Talia assured Master Nu that they would leave right away and find out exactly what had happened. They attempted long range coms, but nothing came up. Talia reached out with the force and could sense at least they were alive and on Kashyyyk. As soon as possible they both made preparations  to leave, entering the coordinates and entering Hyperspace.

Captain Tor was furious with Shawni, Galle, and Megahn. The Trilani had cost him his ship and most of the crew. What was worse he lost the new droid that made some great food. It went off with the Kel Dor and his group. It seems the Trilani were intent in accessing the ruins, and there were Jedi with the Kel Dor that could do it. He expected a double cross from the Trilani and order his Wookies to hide the other droids that these Trilani were interested in R-90 and Roger. Shawni arrived back at the village and informed him that the Kel Dor's group had sealed themselves in the ruins and that he needed Captain Tor to get his Wookies to clear the rubble. Instead Captain Tor and the Wookies attacked Shawni hoping to use him as a hostage. Shawni took several Wookies down, as his tech gave him an advantage over Captain Tor. In the end Shawni teleported out promising to make him pay for the double cross. Captain Tor began to get the Wookie village ready for an assult as the Trilani would sure be back with their droids.

Within the ruins, Xul and L checked to see if everyone was okay. It seems Tizzit was hurt rather badly. PK-17 was unresponsive, and it seems it was due to that it ran out of power. L and Wrabbler did their best to lead a mediation for a few hours to use the force to center and hopefully heal everyone. They had some time to plan what to do next as they seemed to be trapped within the ruins.
Roger had carried R-90 from the village, as most of the essential repairs were done. The Wookie lead him to a good hiding place by the ruins were no one would find them. Roger began to place the casing back on R-90 as well as re-activating the servos allowing R-90 to move. As Roger was doing a preliminary charge to re-start R-90, the floor of the well gave way and loosened as an explosion underground shifted the dirt and rubble. R-90 and Roger began to slide down, but R-90 used his grapple to secure himself and Roger in place. The earth seemed to go down a shaft to the right and plugged up again, while another shaft was unobstructed. They carefully began to climb down to explore what was going on. After a few minutes they got to a loose stone and fell down. They landed on top of Xul and L as they were about 10 minutes into their meditation. Bob was so happy that they were here and ask if they could help Tizzit. R-90 did what he could, but as Wrabbler and L said..the best idea was to meditate for the time being.

After the meditation was over, L looked at the next door in front of them. R-90 had told them that they climbed down from a well above and that they could use it as an escape. However since they were in the ruins, they should at least see if there was anything else. As L tried to figure out what to do next, he could hear hundreds of faint whispers just beyond the next door. Again he reached out with the force and could feel their fear, the chattering in his mind was almost deafening, but he knew he could channel his power to open the door in front of him. Xul prepared and took aim just in case as the door opened. There was a passage that descended into the darkness, but was soon faintly illuminated by hundred of small yellow crystals. This was the source of the voices. They cried and whimpered in L's mind as they descended down. PK-17 was left in the first hall as there was nothing anyone could do for the time being.
The stairwell led down to  a chamber housing a large red crystal. The glow of it made the room seemed splattered in blood. The floors and walls here was covered in a thin layer of dust, but oddly did not seem to shift as anyone passed by. R-90 had a feeling that he knew of this technology as it was familiar to him. He got one of his data pads and began to look for a port to interface with the red crystal. He did find something that would work, and it seemed the terminal that was connected to the red crystal adapted and began to interface with the data pad, learning much of it as it did for the group. Soon R-90 had a working interface and began to learn about the ruins. It seems that this was a Library of the Rakata Infinite Empire, it housed many crystals and also served as a prison for many that displeased the Empress Feta. There was an AI in the crystal as well that soon activated. An image of a Rakatan scholar with a sword by it side began to project as a Hologram and spoke "I am General Gorgan Zola of the Rakata Infinite Empire, Chancellor to Empress Feta, Destroyer of Galifrey, and Warden of Edean. What is it that you require?". Unlike the previous entities they encountered in the first hall, this one seemed to be the most aware. As the group began to formulate some questions, the holographic projection was going through the data pads basic information, it already mastered Aurabesh in order to talk to these lesser life forms. R-90 asked what was its purpose here, if it knew anything of the crystalline heart, while L began to ask about Kento Marek. Wrabbler was black in color and uneasy, as the power of the dark side was strong with this Holographic projection. 

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Stars Wars Saga Adventure Path - Episdode I "The Crystalline Heart" Part 06c

The party had hit a dead end on the only hope now was to head back and see if the Doctor had come back and if they could use his ship to somehow track Kento and his family. It would only take a matter of a few hours to reach the Wookie village that Captain Tor now lead. Although you would think the trip to be uneventful, as they skimmed along the thick canopy of leaves several stands of thick sticky webbing shot forth. The Wookie operator was skilled enough to avoid the strands and dodge them, for if not they would be pulled into the deadly forests and devoured. He hit the skiffs thruster and headed for a high altitude. He was doing his best to stay out of any radar as the Republic had begun to come down own the more advance Wookie settlements. Fortunately for everyone, the more traitorous Wookies who turned on the Republic where on the far side of the planet. Within two hours they made it to the village. The insectoid prisioners/employees of Captain Tor greeted them.

L looked around quickly for Sarah Jane and could find no trace of her. He reached out with the force in order to try and sense something. Meanwhile Xul Dul noticed a flash of light just outside the village and went to go investigate it. As he checked the road that cut through the tall grasses he could see nothing so he went on to go investigate with Wrabbler right behind. As they continued forward they encountered through feline humanoids in the company of Captain Tor. The Trianil had hired Captain Tor to find some of the more agreeable of the Infinite Empire's ancestral workers in hope of making some breakthrough at some ruins nearby. The three shared that it was unfortunate that his primitive vessels attracted the local wildlife and the Trianil were curious to whom the Kel Dor was and his party. The Captain quickly explained to them what had recently happen, and that these people were part of a Trandoshan hunting party that befall the same luck as he did. Unimpressed the Trianil asked the Captain to led them on to the village. When they got to the village. they immediately went to question Jah'hn as he happens to be the leader of the insectiods.
L checked on the progress of R-90 and he was still be repaired.

They decided to ask the Trianil what they were doing and they explained that they were looking for an ancient weapon that the Rakatan built that could be used as a preventive measure against the growing threat of Emperor Palpatine. Although the Republic was far less inferior, they did not trust the the rumors of Jedi manipulation within the senate and the recent Galactic Civil War. The group asked if they could get their help in find Kento Marek but the Trianil hand no interest and told Captain Tor to come back with them to their ship. The party curious followed them at a distance and observed that the the Trianil and Captain Tor disappeared in a flash of light. They went back to the village and would decide on the next course of action.

Once back at the village they came to the conclusion that perhaps they should investigate the ruins. After all that is where Sarah and the other said that the Doctor went. Perhaps the ship would be there or they could broker some deal with the Trianil. Tizzit went to ask Jah'hn for some help and ask what he knew. As Jah'hn was smitten with Tizzit he explained everything. He was able to translate some of the Rakatan language and it talked about that only a "Malign Force would show the Way". From the schematics they were able to get from ultrasound probes, there was some structure beneath the ruins. However they had no way to access it. When they attempted to excavate a section, there was an EMP discharge that fried most of the equipment and injured several of the Wookies. L had a feeling that it might require him to try an open the door. So they through caution to the wind and headed to the ruins. By the time they had got there it was already nightfall, and even though the Wookies had trimmed the vegetation around the area, it was growing back at an alarming rate. Within a day if not trimmed the area would be once again cover in thick grass. The ruins had several columns in the form of a chevron that lead to a dark obsidian like mound. It was here that Jah'hn believed the entrance would be found. L reached out with the force and managed to open the door, he and Wrabbler could feel the cold chill of the dark side coming from this opening. They started to quickly head down and about thirty feet they encountered another door, surrounded by a number of stranger rocks. As they got closer, these rock soon began to move. It seems the Rakatan had but some guardians in stasis and they soon attacked. The party began to quickly fight but some individuals threw the grenades they had wiping them out. As they explored further into the opening that now was cracked, they say a large Red Crystal pulsing softly. L went toward it as he could feel something stirring within. The moment he made mental contact with it he was assaulted with such anger and hatred, and for a split second he blacked out. When he opened his eyes there was a red haze and could no longer feel his body. He could see just beyond the haze that he and his friend were standing outside. The group quickly asked L if he was okay, and "he" seemed perfectly find. The real L could feel that whatever took over his body intended to kill everyone present. He mustered up as much of is willpower as possible and managed to yank back that entity and put himself back into his body. Before he could explain the Trianail showed up with several of there warrior droid dressed in a familiar white and gold. The group recalled that these types of droids attacked them on Bothuwi. As the Trianil geared up to attack, once again the group threw more grenades causing a collapse of the main tunnel.
Soon they were only bathed in the light of the red crystal, and in a far chamber could see the light of a purple crystal. Carfully L reached out and could tell what every entity in this crystal was in grief and terrible saddness. Unable to communicate with it he reached carefully out to the Red Crystal. It called itself Zool Dhool and informed him that this was a prison and that they were all doomed!  

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Stars Wars Saga Adventure Path - Episdode I "The Crystalline Heart" Part 06b

L began speaking with the wookies and was rather surprised that they spoke and understood basic.
He went to go to the local tavern, although the village was small, it served also as a stop for fisherman along the coast. Several other wookie villages could be found on some of the other surrounding islands, and they often came in to trade as the village had many mainland supplies they needed. This day a few wookies were in the tavern. Most had run off with the Doctor to go and look at the ruins. L asked the bartender what he thought of Captain Tor. The bartender named "Steve" said that the Captain challenged their wookie chieftain and won, and the Togorian was now their leader, although he didn't trust the insects he bought with them. "Steve" also said that Captain Tor also bought technology to the village, and many where benefiting from what he salvaged from his crashed ship. L asked if there was any sort of ship or transports he could buy, as he needed to find a human by the name of Marek. "Steve" had no idea who Marek was and informed L that he was the first human he saw. He told him to go to the stables and they would be able to help him out. Before L left he also asked if he knew were they took the droid. "Steve" said that "Joe" probably was tinkering with it, as he was the local smith and technician. Wrabbler stayed at the bar and kept an eye out on
Sarah J. Smith and her droid along the beach. Since she said her friend had a ship, perhaps this Doctor fellow could help out.

Meanwhile outside the village the three Neohons made their way to the crash site of Xol Dul's ship. They immediately started picking at the wreck that was laid out among a huge crater. Xol Dul could hear them yell out "Junk", "Worthless", "Badly Damaged", and "Nope" as they checked the site for anything of value or use.
Xol Dul likewise went about looking for somethings as well, He was able to find some personal items, but nothing else really. The Neohons were surprised they had followed them when he allowed them to notice is presence. He had stealthy hid in the tall grass following them from behind, and even within the wreckage of his ship he was able to go about without hem being noticed. He informed them that this was his ship and his property, if they found anything of value it was his. They instantly told him that they found nothing as they were intimidated by him. Since there was nothing more to see they headed back to the village.

L was having some trouble explain to the stablemaster that they needed a ship. He said that the ship they had only sailed on water, but they did have a cart they could use. L attempted to buy use for transportation, but the Wookie was confused with the concept of credits, but would give him the cart or the use of the sailing vessel for five Medpacs. After securing Transport he went to go and see how R-90 was fairing. "Joe" had already disassembled R-90 chassis, they were working on him as best as possible. They were taking him apart and Roger was monitoring their progress. "Joe" let L know that they were trying to figure out how a Droid works and they would get back to him. Roger let L know that he would stand guard as long as possible to make sure R-90 was not damaged. However, being that there was no suitable energy source to repower him he would conserve his remaining energy during sleep mode should he have to re-charge R-90.
L went back to check on Sarah and Tizzit. Sarah and her droid seemed to have disappeared. Xol Dul came back with Noehens and let them know that they were trying to salvage the ship.

As the sun started to set, the wookies managed to get their fortified wall powered. The soft hum of an electrified fence could be heard, it was something that Captain Tor provided for the village to repeal any attacks from the local wildlife. The wookies still lit their torches, and it seemed they were observing a local custom. As the group asked, they found that the wookies no longer spoke "basic" and had to use their translators. The wookies were throwing a feast to observe "Lifeday" and the group was invited to participate. Everyone in the group, except for Tizzit went to the feast. Tizzit had a date with Jah'hn. Captain Tor as being the new leader of the village was given tribute and the best and biggest portions of food to enjoy. The wookies were extremely hospitable sharing tender cooked meats and stewed fruits and vegetables. They exchanged simple gifts with one another and all had a pleasant time; singing, dancing, and enjoying the food.
PK-17 was asked by Jah'hn to prepare a meal for Tizzit and himself. Although PK-17 was more accustomed to exterminating pests, his programing did recognize non-humanoid species and was aware of their dietary needs. That night he made one of the most tasty meals in along time, wood pulp that was sauteed in some Edean fruits with alcohol, and some sugary meal with local grains and leafy greens. Tizzit and Jah'hn enjoyed eachother's company, he was very interested in her species and talked the night away.

The next morning a young wookie woke up L and the group. Xol Dul being the only one with a working translator informed the group that his uncle had let him told him to sail them up the coast to where L thought Marek would be. The pontoon was sturdy enough to carry PK-17,  as the young wookie told them that the boat was used for fishing. Several strong wookies usually went aboard and they caught some monstrous fish that they would bring back. The seas here were shallow and calm, the deepest reaching only 50 feet or so and you could see the bottom through the crystal clear waters. That day there was a good wind and they were able to to sail up the coast with no problem. L did his best to focus on Marek, but for some reason he could no longer sense him. The last vision he got was of Marek and another woman. It took most of the day, but a few hour before sunset they made it to the inlet to where they would need to sail up.The titanic wroshyr tree here were heavy and thick, their limbs formed a natural canopied tunnel over the mile wide inlet. It was hard to tell if this was a river or another section of islands that were just connected via the enormous trees.
The water here was cool and murky, and very much like a mangrove swamp. Other plant life flourished along the high ways of limbs, and the sounds of various insects and some other great wildlife could be heard coming from the shore. As they sailed on L could sense a darkness beneath the water, a darkness that started out as a whispers, then joined into a chorus of soft voices. He soon heard the words "Slay them all. They know. Slay them all before it is too late.". L did his best to push these voices away, this area was filled with the darkside of the force. Even Wrabbler could feel the unnatural chill, but the other seemed not to be bothered or unaware of the darkness reaching out from below and above. As they passed they darkness they all soon saw the town up ahead, as two boats came racing toward them. The patrol notified them that this was the town of Omhar'hawll. Unlike the wookie village of Grawh'wahlwahl, this town was very modern.

Marek's home of Omhar'hawll.
During the Clone Wars Kento Marek was a Jedi Knight, but fell in love with a woman from Talus named Mallie. They were secretly married, but when she became pregnant they fled. As the war progressed they hid and had a son named Galen. Toward the end of the Clone Wars, when Order 66 was issued and the Jedi were attacked they made plans to hide on Kashyyyk. They moved to Omhar'hawll and served as medics in the town, Mallie was pregnant with their daughter. They had only been here for a couple of months and mad fast friends, tending to other wookies villages in the surrounding villages. However, Kento began sensing that someone was reaching out to him from far away. He had heard rumors while traveling to Kashyyyk, that the Emperor had begun to assemble a special task force to find any remaining Jedi and their allies. He did his best to close himself off. A few days ago, he felt that pull of the force even stronger and it seems someone was actively hunting him. It wasn't until yesterday that he became really worried when that pull was only a few hundred miles away.

The group had only arrived within hours of Kento sensing them. L and the other immediately went about asking around for a human named Kento. Most wookies did not know of him, but were intrigued by the strangeness of Wrabbler and Tizzit. They soon split up to make up better time. The young wookie who had sailed them up here was amazed by the wonders of this town. He soon wandered off himself to see everything he could while his boat was docked. The group got supplies as they looked for Kento, fortunately for them at one of the shops someone did mention to Xol that there was a human in the town. He gave them directions and they soon headed over to see Kento. L could no longer sense them, but they entered his home anyway. It looked like it had been ransacked in a hurry. After asking some neighbors if they knew what happened, one wookie let them know that she saw them pack up there things in a hurry and just leave. They headed for the dock-ports with a look of concern or some discomfort. The only useful thing L could find was a lightsaber that was hidden in the dresser. He reached out and only could sense the pregnant woman in Kento's company, his wife Mallie. They headed quickly to the dockports to only find that there was no ships at the moment. The worker there let them now that they rented small vessels and a general transport would be here within the hour to shuttle to any nearby villages. They headed back to the docks, hoping they could sail toward Kento since L did have a strong tie to Mallie now. Unfortunately the young wookie was nowhere to be found. 

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Stars Wars Saga Adventure Path - Episdode I "The Crystalline Heart" Part 06a

Imperial Press Corp Field Report......
Suspected Anti-Republic Group Activity: Tizzit and Bob, L, Padawan Wrabbler, Xol Dul, PK-17 (Scout Labor Droid)
Not Sighted:  R-90 and Roger, Khorrahg'ga, and Padawan Talia.

As the group assessed the damage to Xol Dul's ship, Wrabbler turned and checked how Tizzit and Bon where doing. R-90 had sacrificed himself and the droid's entire backside was melted, fusing many servos and frying many off his systems. Roger fortunately was thrown back from the blast with minor damage.
Xol Dul was scanning the horizon for any incoming threats while L was pondering what to do about Tizzit and R-90.

Wrabbler unbeknownst to the group had been following them since they left Bothanspace. Although he had been training with the other Jedi, he had some suspicion of Master Nu's intentions. Being very empathetic by nature, he felt that she was hiding something. However it was hard to tell at times since she had a lot on her shoulders, he could tell she had much on her mind; the safety and well being for the refugees, dealing with her Bothan contacts, dealing with General Khota, and trying to figure out what happened to her pupils Master Ichael and his Padawan Aryn.
She was extremely upset about this, but believed that they had found out that they were related and sought to re-unite with their family. She did ask Wrabbler to look into the matter as she was unable to contact them through the force. They had simply vanished from her sight.  Wrabbler had access to several Jedi Holocrons and began to consulate with past Jedi Masters about how the force could shield someone from sight or senses. A Jedi Holocron of Master Snu-Snu spoke of a power that could cloak a force user and provide cover. The holocron even identified a Jedi artifact with the new archives that Master Nu had salvaged from various Jedi Enclaves. Wrabbler had took upon himself to find it an see about this power and eventually report to Master Nu. It was a small brass pendent, etched with an ancient blue glyph in the shape of an oval with a leather strap.

So when Master Nu had sent his friends on a secret mission, he felt he should tail them in secret. Testing out the pendent's abilities. No one noticed him as he followed them, neither security driods or sensors seemed to notice him. Even when they arrived on Trandosha, none of the domesticated beast seemed to notice his presence. When they got to Kashyyyk, he was resting in the ship when the attack happened. When the mantids came in he ran outside and waited for the outcome, if he was needed he was prepared to reveal himself. When the ship blew up and Tizzit was gravely injured, it was time to save he day.

L and Xol Dul were surprised to see Wrabbler suddenly tended to Tizzit's wounds. He was channeling the force, healing her of her grave injuries. Soon bob's eyes opened wide and struggled to get free of R-90. She was pinned under him. L managed to free her, but was soon alerted by Xol Dul he was scanning the horizon with his binoculars. A few miles out it seemed that a number of wookies was approaching them. They were probably from the local village that they were going to hunt, and more than likely saw and heard the explosion.
Xol Dul shot a flare gun signaling that they needed help. Two Wookies and another Wookie-like being started to approach, moving faster. Behind them a a large droid was obviously trying to keep up with them. L worried about his eyes, quickly borrowed Wrabbler's goggles.

The two Wookies got there and began to ask what had happened. Luckily for everyone, Xol Dol had a translator band which indicated what they were saying.
Unfortunately they did not understand basic. They were pointing at Tizzit and gesturing gesturing that they were intrested in her, and the translator stated they were curious if they could bring her back to the village for food. Bob instantly ran in front of Tizzit and started to flail and yell wildly "No. No. No. She is a nice bug!!". By this time their driod arrived on the spot, it indicated that it designation was PK-17 and could translate for the Wookies.
Pk-17 explained that the large bug that was twitching was part of this new groups crew and need medical attention. The Wookies seemed confused and asked about the other pieces of mantids laying about? Xol Dul indicated that they were attacked by them and could have them. PK-17 seemed excited as he could perform his function and make some meal out of these. He went with the Wookies to examine the mantid pieces flung about the ruined ship.
The one that was obviously not a Wookie introduced himself as Captain Tor. He was a Togorian who was recently stranded as well on Kashyyyk. His employers didn't mention that the planet was home to such ravenous bugs. He was shot down by Republic forces and managed to crash his ship nearby. As he and his crew assessed the damage to their ship, they were attacked by mantids as well. Most of his crew was killed fending off the mantids and securing their prisoners. Then the Wookies came and attacked them, it was a misunderstanding but Captain Tor single handily defeated the Wookie chieftain gaining control of the village. He ordered them to take them to a safe location in the village to be treated, Roger carried R-90 and followed along. Captain Tor ordered some of the other Wookies who arrived by now to help take Tizzit and welcome these new people as friends, as their ship had been attacked by the mantids. He reminded the Wookies that Tizzit was not food and like the others at the village. Pk-17 and the other Wookies with him did not find any suitable pieces to bring back, either the meat was burned to a crisp or was contaminated by radiation from the engine.

The Village of Grawh'wahlwahl
The Wookie village had undergone some major changes since Captain Tor had come. Before the village was a simple primitive wooke settlement of some 30-50 Wookies who survived the peninsula grassland by fishing along the coast. They village was built atop an obsidian shelf covered with three feet of packed white sand. The walls were made of adobe and reeds, and their were various homes and buildings for business spread out along the beach. They had a dozen pontoon boats along the beach that they used for fishing.

The Wookies managed to salvage much of Captain Tor's ship and integrate much of the wring and plating along the wall, creating an electrified fence. In addition they now had access to a solar generator and some indoor lighting now. The crew and prisoners had also helped to establish to get some technological services available, but mostly stayed among themselves in their own camp. As the group entered the village they noted a variety of incest like species tending to their own business. The one thing that stuck out was a human woman in a pink blouse and pant suit walking along the beach with a small droid at her side. Xol Dul went to question the insectiods, while L went to talk to the human. Roger was approached by several curious Wookies who seemed interested in helping to repair R-90. They never seen such a shiny droid before, and especially one that was built like a female. The began to laugh and play with the chassis and make some rude jokes, despite Roger protesting.
L went up to the human and introduced himself. The small droid was rather protective and introduced himself as K-9 and his mistress as Sarah Jane Smith. They explained that they were traveling with their companion a Doctor who was interested in some ruins nearby. The Doctor has told them to stay in the Village where it was safe. As L questioned why, K-9 informed them that the Doctor noted that Edean was home to the Rakata Infinite Empire, a hostile species involved in the Time War. L asked if she and this Doctor had a ship, and Sarah told them they did. L asked if they could have passage if possible as they were stranded. Sh said she would ask the Doctor when he arrived back.

Meanwhile Xol Dul went to go and talk with Verpine who was polishing his gun. This tall jade insectiod creature informed him that he was kidnapped by Captain Tor along with the other he could see here. It seems Captain Tors employers thought they would be able to help with some ruins and the local wildlife.
Xol Dul suggested that if he wanted they could probably free him if he supported a mutiny against the Captain. The Verpine who tole him his name was Solusk, had no interest as he was already free. Plus he mentioned the odds were not in there favor and it would be best to stay with the stinky mammals in the meantime. He had no love for wookies or the new mammals that where walking about. Xol they approached another of the former prisoners who was working on a laptop.
Next was a large caterpillar like creature with a feathery antenna and ten hands, it greated Xol Dul in the Keld Doran language. He informed him that his name was Jah'hn and he was an archeologist. He was captured because of his knowledge of the Rakata. Apparently the Captain's employers wanted something called the Crystalline Heart. However they were unable to open a large door at the ruins. Apparently it was quite fascinating, they seeme to need some malevolent force to access the ruins.
Xol Dul walked over to another large mantis like being who seemed to be treating several Wookies. Tizzit managed to make her way as well as she was somewhat awake and could smell the pure bacta. The Vratrix was immediately curious to the presence of the Kel Dor and Killik. He looked them over and indicated that the Kel Dor was in good health, but the Killik needed medical attention. As the Vratix began to produce bacta, it started to coat Tizzit's chitin in the substance. She began to feel better as the Doctor coated her entire body. Xol Dul though was asking the Doctor if he wanted to be free and if so he would back him up if they took out Captain Tor for them. The Doctor said he would do no such thing, as he took an oath not to harm anyone. Plus these Wookies were in need of medical attention and since they were prone to injuries, it would allow him to study and practice some frontier medicine on them. Tizzit stayed for treatment while Xol went on to ask the final three scarb-like being working on some engine. The Neohons were busy at work assembling and disassembling parts they found in trying to make a workable engine. One Neohon approached Xol as he came closer, telling the other two to keep working. He introduced himself as M'ho-o and he was part of captain Tor's crew. The others were his assistants, Mahneee and Ja'hac. They asked if he was part of the crew of the explosion that happened. Xol said his ship exploded and before he could get on with explaining anything else the other two Neohons dropped everything yelling "Ship? Slavage!!!" and began to run off with M'oh trailing behind them. Xol not wanting what was left his ship being picked at immediately followed them back into the grasslands, using his skills to blend in.

L began to also walk around and trying to ask if anyone new anything of Kento Marek. He was surprised to find several wookies who spoke basic and began his conversations with them.....

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Star Wars Adventure Path: Holonet New 06

Naval Officer 32175
Pirate Notice
It has been noted that there has been increased pirate activity with the Trandoshan System and around G5-623. Although as of a few weeks ago the Senate struck down the regulations regarding the systems, piracy has increased as a few individuals hope that G5-623 would be an easy target.
The Togarian menace seems to have increased, but several ships were destroyed and other crashed as their orbit decayed around the moons or planet.
Be advised not to pursue any vessels landing upon G5-623, unless they land within the hospitable locations. Only land in designated areas that have naval beacons transmitting and be wary of native resistance.

Trandoshan  Hunting Parties
As per the Senate mandate, the Trandoshans have once again have been recognized as the sovereign holders of this system. Although G5-626 is a republic territory, all Trandoshan vessels for the meantime may enter orbit and land at their own peril to "hunt".

New Uniforms
Please note that all personal, that there will be new sets of armor and uniforms within the coming months. As per Emperor Palpatine's executive order, the Republic Naval Force will known be simply known as the Imperial Forces. Clone Troopers will soon be issued new order and will be provided for as a transition is forth coming. The Emperor and Senate would like to extend their appreciation for the services we have provided. Additional influx of additional troops will be joining us as well as a number of new droids.
MSE-6 series droid will be soon dispatched to every station, be sure not to step on them. I call this one "Mick", so far they are pretty reliable and quick.

Imperial Mess Hall Deck 17 Hall 24b
Please note that the Cookie will be serving a non meat options of those tasty little creatures we confiscated from a prate vessel last week. Although the Porgs were a really treat for those that got them, Cookie has managed to at least synthesize some stock and make a dish so you can get a taste of these little guys.

Porg Potatoes 
Ingredients:-12 small creamer potatoes
-1 tablespoon olive oil
-½ teaspoon garlic powder
-½ teaspoon salt
-Nori – dried seaweed sheets
-Black sesame seeds
-Sour cream

-Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prep a small baking pan by lining it with parchment.
-Use small paring knife to cut off the tip of the potatoes so they stand tall.
-Slice a V-shape to remove the skin from the front.
-In a small bowl toss the potatoes with the olive oil. Stand the potatoes up in the prepped baking pan.
-Sprinkle with garlic powder and salt.
-Bake for 30-35 minutes until cooked through. Let cool slightly.
-Cut out small pieces of the nori sheets to create the eye and mouth details, place onto the potatoes. Use black sesame seeds for the nostrils.
-Use a toothpick to add small dots of sour cream for eye pupils. Serve immediately and enjoy the galaxy’s cutest potatoes.