With barely enough time to dry themselves off, did the mansion’s defenses activate. Four electrical turrets sprang from the floor, zapping the party with electricity; using their own water logged bodies against them. It took some time to destroy them, but Zendral and Ostek managed to disable one, and Zendral made it work for them instead.
From the southern door did multitudes of Xor’s guards come out, opening fire upon Zendral, before Kader forced the door closed and disabling any means of opening it.
Meanwhile to the north, an odd droid wearing formal attire standing in a room covered in coats began to aggressively make moves. Ostek made the suggestion to disable the droid, known as Hukmech, and use it against Xor; using the logic that Xor likely had a small army inside the mansion, and they would need as much of an army as possible. Through carefully whittling it down, including taking down its shields; they knocked Hukmech offline.
The eastern door that opened up led the way into the dance hall, populated by Sith Trainees. As the battle between them ensued however, Taral, Kader, and Visase all ended up being struck by nightmarish and twisted visions, involving a masked being with crimson eyes staring at them that shook them up at their core.
By the time that Xor’s guards broke through the door, did Hukmech get reprogrammed and repaired. The guards didn’t enjoy their freedom for long, since Hukmech immediately pulverized them, and the guards further within.
Soon after were the Sith trainees dispatched one by one. One of them amusingly, with Taral correcting his form before being dispatched.
When the last of them were on their last legs, did the music in the corner of the room begin to play. It’s like Jizz music, but far more downtrodden, and despair inducing. When the last trainees finally perished did the source of those twisted visions appear; as a verpine covered in black armor and whose face was covered in a dark mask known as Darth Mantis.
He and the tables and instruments levitated in the air, soon the battle was joined. At first, the party piledrived him, knocking him down to near unconsciousness; before he disappeared, only to reappear recovered from his conditions; but not from his wounds. He struck Orwell, Visase, Taral, and Polis with several table strikes, before Orwell got tired of the music. Orwell couldn’t reach the piano-like instrument, so he threw it, and got it lodged into it. It kept the music’s effects from being so strong, while the rest of the party took turns at taking him down. Even Polis and Visase did some incredible jumping stunts, but they couldn’t quite hit him in midair.
On his death throes did he reappear near Orwell to view the spectacle of where Visase had used grenades to blow up the other instruments. In anger, Mantis attempted to kill Orwell with his own axe in some way, but it was never realized; because Orwell had overpowered Mantis’ attempt at using the force, but using his own force to crash the piano-like instrument into Mantis; before crushing him further with it and his Arg’garok; ending Mantis’ life.
Orwell then patched up Polis, Visase, and Taral with his first aid while Zendral recalled his own scouting droid was in his pocket; to discover it had survived being waterlogged. Orwell took Mantis’ lightsaber while Visase took the others as evidence.
Visase voiced she wanted to try the north door. On the other hand, it sounds like Hukmech is having the time of his life in the lower levels. Yora is certain that she has dispatched the guards that escaped the doomed dock.
The party will soon decide on how to go further into Xor’s mansion soon.