Star Wars: Rebirth

Of Family and Jedi

Leaving the bodies of Zon Fus’ clone and his Gen’Dai clones behind, the party left the facility with a storm of thoughts in their heads. Polis himself remained unresponsive to what had transpired as the party walked back towards Gunja’s bus. Along they way, they heard shouts and screams just a couple of blocks away which the party recognized as the screams from Rea and Thirra Taro- Arken’s wife and 4 year old daughter.

Arriving at the scene, the party found a scarred and cruel looking Rodian bounty hunter standing over Thirra. At the Rodian’s feet was a mortally wounded armed man grasping on life, and the battered figure of Rea Taro. Before the party could intervene, Rea lunged at the rodian and invoked upon the dark side of the force manifesting a complex power that Taral had seen performed a few times in his past that boils blood and melts bones. The Rodian’s screams became unholy as his smouldering blood gave way to the liquification of his form. Zendral readied his blasters, but held back to watch the Rodian die. Rea immediately embraced Thirra as the party approached. After Thirra mentioned the approaching of Orwell happily did Rea turn around. Rushing to the scene, Hartel used a health transfer to bring the man back to the realm of the living, while the others made sure that Rea and Thirra could stand.

The formerly wounded man introduced himself as Captain Harok Previl, and was Arken Taro’s superior back when he was doing military service, and was entrusted to the protection of Arken’s wife and daughter, and expressed his gratitude for the party showing up when they did. Harok Previl was also surprised to hear that Gunja is still alive after all this time, especially as Gunja plowed through piles of garbage and debris to pick up the party.

Much of the ride home was of Polis remaining unbearably quiet while “Uncle Gunja” made Thirra laugh while Orwell dressed some of Rea’s wounds while they rode the bus back to E5’s place.

Making it back to E5’s emporium, E5 muttered something about how Arken’s original plan to keep his family safe must not have worked. Shortly after arriving, Arken made it onto the communicator and was ecstatic that his family was safe; and after some small talk with Harok Previl, Arken stated that Jedi Master Keiran is ready for the party to arrive and discuss the future of the nation to the party, and the future of some of the party as well within the Jedi Temple.

Gunja of course, volunteered to drive the party there, and of course, Gunja thought it would be a good idea to get the party to bypass security by driving his bus into a window in the hallway leading directly to the council’s chambers. Taral put his hand over his face while Gunja let the party out with some of the Yuuzhan Vong guards and Jedi looking on with disbelief. Arken showed up shortly after and volunteered to pay for the window, and accepting his fate doing so.

One of the onlookers was the zabrak Jedi Master Rooth Ank who Visase recognized as the one who had visited her way back and refused to take her into the order. While Visase has more certainty that she will make it into the order, Rooth still expressed his caution. Arken led the party away from the mess while Gunja shot away on his bus to the lobby and waiting area. Arken took Rea to a Jedi Healer after Taral pointed the way, all the while, the Yuuzhan Vong guard captain Shu’val was assigned to notify the party of when Keiran and the rest of the Jedi Masters arrived. Shu’val and Taral talked at length about the conditions of the Jedi Temple, to which Shu’val discussed a little about the protests ruining the courtyard garden, and the fact that there are so few Jedi around made the times a little strenuous for everyone, especially in the wake of Dalbar’s betrayal.

Once Rea returned without any wounds was the message given to Shu’val to escort the party to the Jedi Council’s chambers.

In the chambers, five Jedi Masters were seated. The one sitting on the largest seat is the Twi’lek Jedi Master Keiran, and current member of the Galactic Federation Triumvirate. Sitting next to Keiran on his left is a human Jedi Master by the name of Camth Drucas, who was sitting down with his legs propped up and sporting a big ridiculous smile. On Keiran’s right hand was the Kel Dorian Jedi Master Evarr Dreskel. Across from Camth Drucas was the Human Jedi Master Yana Lish who sported a rough but quiet look on her face. Across from Evarr Dreskel was the Zabrak Jedi Master Rooth Ank who is keeping a serene demeanor.

Master Keiran went over the agenda, with the first topic being, “Should we trust Taral and keep Taral within the Jedi Order?” With the reasoning that it was Jedi Master Dalbar that served as the tie breaker in indoctrinating Taral into the order, but with Dalbar being discovered as a traitor, and with Taral’s previous ties as a Sith Lord of no small power, Keiran figured it would be good to revisit Taral’s position. Polis bellowed out of turn that Taral at least did something about the state of the galaxy unlike the rest of the Jedi Order. Only Evarr Dreskel seemed to agree with the statement.

Master Dreskel explained a lot to the order, such as the indoctrination of Taral into the order, and also why he entrusted Taral, a Padawan in the order to the training of another potential Padawan; Visase Tersik who herself had a history of tending towards the dark side. Evarr’s argument that Taral is already equipped enough to be a Jedi Master by knowledge and understanding wasn’t an easy pill for the Jedi Order to swallow. But the Jedi gave Taral’s companions a moment to argue and appeal for Taral.

The testimonies of the party rung true to Rooth Ank and Yana Lish who saw no reason to not keep Taral within the order; even if it wasn’t a comforting conclusion, especially in desperate times like this. Evarr Dreskel was, of course, wanting to keep Taral within the order as well. Camth Drucas simply said, “3 out of 5 Keiran, 3 out of 5”.

Then came the issue of accepting Visase Tersik into the Jedi Order. Rooth Ank explained that the reason he didn’t accept Visase into the order back when she was a child was because she sensed in her a tendency towards the Dark Side, and could not, in good conscience, accept her in. Rooth however is willing to listen for a change however.

Visase gave the Jedi a little of her life story, and the major changes she made when she joined the group; such as realizing that her life of hunting down gangsters wasn’t doing any good, and not solving the problem, which led Visase to try and find another way. Taral gave some more details in the changes she is making, while some of the rest of the party made cases for Visase’s change of heart. Evarr Dreskel was accepting, while Rooth Ank accepted because the Jedi have little choice, and maybe in the chance that Rooth was wrong about Visase. Yana Lish had little to say, but was more or less in Rooth’s boat about it. Camth Drucas stretched and said, “3 out of 5”.

With Visase accepted into the order, it was a matter of catching Visase up to speed. Thanks to a lack of other options, the council allowed for Taral to be the one to train Visase despite Taral’s controversial past and him being a Padawan. From there, Jedi Master Keiran tested Visase to make sure she understands the Jedi Code. The two of them said in turn:

There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.

With Visase as a Jedi Apprentice, Jedi Master Keiran moved on to matters that concerned the whole party, and the whole galaxy. Keiran discussed that Camth Drucas will be leading the charge against Mandalore the Reborn as soon as this meeting is adjourned, and that Supreme Commander Thaz Welk perfected a battle plan over the past 20 years. But also, Keiran mentioned that although he knows that Emeriss is working with Mandalore the Reborn; Emeriss is thus the only entity in the galaxy with the technology that can rival Mandalore’s, and so in order to ensure victory against Mandalore, they will need to use Emeriss’ technology to counter Mandalore’s. Zendral responded with disbelief that he knows that Emeriss is playing both sides of the war for their own sick agenda, to which Keiran responded by saying that he isn’t comfortable with that decision either, and all that Keiran says that he can do is show the Chiss Ascendency all of the evidence that the party collected of the crimes Emeriss perpetrated and the times when Emeriss broke the Chiss code. Zendral, upset that Emeriss is basically getting a free pass, leaves the council room in a huff.

Keiran then tells the party that what they need to do is track down the leader of the Galactic Axis, Orm; and make sure that the supply of Force Sensitives Orm is sending to his masters gets cut off for good. Its just that Keiran doesn’t know where to start in this endeavor.

Then Arken speaks up and says that he knows of one person that might know more of Orm’s location. This person is Arken’s brother-in-law, Tavish Brix; the person Arken had originally hired to work with the party, before Tavish backed off on the deal and sent Orwell to go with the party instead.

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Zon Fus' Army

The party woke up the following morning to the sound of riots coming from outside E5’s hangar. Listening to the news report, it was clear that the people of the Galactic Federation were pretty angry at the Jedi for their role in the Mandalorian conflict. The entire government is taking measures to try and calm the people of the Federation down, and Jedi Master Evarr Dreskel even volunteered to be interviewed for the media at large.

Within the hangar itself, E5 was seen remote controlling a missile over the heads of the denizens of his hangar. Gunja and his bus were present, with Gunja pulling out trays of breakfast foods with the crazed grin on his face he always sports. Niuulaj was awake a long last serving himself breakfast while keeping to himself. The captured Massiff was making a ruckus, and so Orwell started training the Massiff. The Massiff bit Orwell, and Orwell bit back just when Verin, Henea, and Korot entered the hangar area to view the scene. Only Korot kept a straight face to Orwell’s massiff handling techniques.

Gunja excitedly told the party that they sure “Did it now!” Then Gunja mentioned that in the chaos allowed him to “obtain” a breakfast buffet for everyone to eat. Gunja was seen chowing down on a lot of “Beans-and-Grubs”.

Taral contacted Evarr Dreskel about the party’s findings in the lab, and while Evarr wasn’t in the mood for bad news, he was thankful to know what it was that was found. Evarr expressed that the current residing Jedi Master; Jedi Master Keiran who is being put into the Triumvirate in the place of Dalbar has stated that he wished to see the party personally, but that he also wished to address Visase’s interest in entering the Jedi Order. At this time however, Jedi Master Keiran is busy with domestic matters such as keeping order with the population of the Galactic Federation, but will call on the party once he has time.

Taral and Polis got into an argument about the place of the Jedi in the galaxy, but Visase suggested that the party investigate the cloning operations of Dr. Bik Nasod while they waited for their summons from the Jedi Order.

Knowing about where the cloning facility was, Gunja volunteered to take the party there in his bus. As it turned out, Gunja has a gas problem when he eats large quantities of “Beans-and-Grubs”. He told the party they were welcome to open the windows, but told them to sit away from them just in case he has to do evasive maneuvers. Polis roared that Gunja was destroying every ounce of his patience, but Polis’ statement was likely lost to Gunja’s flow.

Arriving back near the Greater Haluon hideout, the party descended the vast ill-repaired stairs to find a large foreboding building that matches the location of Bik Nasod’s cloning facility. With the combined efforts of Simon and Polis, the rusted metal doors were pried open to reveal a dark and foreboding hallway.

Walking down the halls with minimal light sources, the party found themselves is a large and spacious chamber. Ringing the sides of the chamber are large tanks that could fit up to 3 humans, or 1 large creature. The tanks looked drained of fluid, but the center of the room hosted a contraption that was of especially big interest to Polis, who recognized it as a Flash Learner. The Flash Learner took some time to get working again, with Simon using his Power Generator, and Zendral using his tech skills to hook it all up. With the Flash Learner working, Zendral plugged the apparatus into Polis, and then selected the option to teach Polis “Artillery”. The machine’s effects drained Simon’s Power Generator of every last scrap of power, but Polis walk out of the machine with a refreshed knowledge of how to use heavy duty guns.

Noticing a single door at the end of the chamber, the party proceeded towards it. Opening the door, they found a door at the end of the hallway that is lit with lights around the edges. Polis opened the door and proceeded inside with the party following close behind.

The room had 8 tanks on the sides, each containing a large sinewy looking creature that looks a lot like Polis. The center area had work tables, one of which sported a dirty mattress on top of it. In the center of the room was an aged Kaminoan man, who turned towards Polis. Upon seeing Polis, the Kaminoan asked, “Polis? Is that you?”

The Kaminoan proceeded to explain himself to Polis, and introduced himself as Zon Fus, a figure he claims had met Polis “many cycles ago”. Polis asked if Zon Fus intended to kill him, and Zon Fus admitted with great hesitation a “Yes”. Zon Fus expressed remorse for the deed he has to do for his master with a tear stricken face. Zon Fus had since the beginning saw a lot of potential in Polis as the key to the secret of immortality, but over time turned into a project for making the perfect clone soldiers that caught the attention of Emperor Palpatine, Darth Krayt, and his Master with a new ingredient being Force Sensitivity.

Polis, enraged that his mentor turned to serving “THIS evil” initiated the attack with the party playing their parts as well. Zon Fus released the Gen’Dai in the tanks who in turn got equipped with special armor and Pulse Wave Rifles.

Zon Fus used his remote to inject the soldiers with fluids to improve their bodily capabilities, while the party fought off the soldiers and Zon Fus. Fortunately, those clones that Zon Fus made were not Force Sensitive, but they still had some Gen’Dai fortitude in requiring a heavy blow to kill.

Much of the party however quickly turned on Zon Fus and focused fired him down. With Zon Fus at Polis’ mercy, Zon Fus weakly told Polis to kill him in a way as to make him suffer so that he master could see the capabilities and potential of his clone army. Polis broke Zon Fus’ joints in his arms before slamming him onto the ground and then punching his head in until all that remained was a pile of shattered bone and gore. The rest of the clones quickly fell after that.

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Dalbar's Damnation

With Mandalore’s Fleet over Feibraxa growing steadily more and more behind the Nest, Jedi Master Evarr Dreskel sent a worried message to the party, talking about how he sensed a genocide about where the party was, before asking why the party looked like they had seen a ghost. Taral played Dalbar’s recording to Evarr, and Evarr’s expression became like he just saw a ghost. After discussing the repercussions of this revelation, Evarr decided to bring the matter before the Jedi Council; but was sure that it would become galactic shortly after. Zendral expressed that he would rather keep Dalbar’s betrayal a secret so as to keep from having another entity targeting the party, but that suggestion got shot down.

Visase originally wanted to return back to E5’s base on Coruscant, but after Issilum suggesting that Dalbar’s goal is only a 5 second hyperspace jump from Feibraxa, Visase and the rest of the party decided to check out what Dalbar was investigating before returning home.

The world that Dalbar was heading for died a long time ago, along with the rest of the solar system around it. Bypassing a frozen asteroid belt, the party arrived on a derelict moon orbiting a yellow gas giant. Landing on the moon, the party put on some of the emergency spacesuits, and made sure they were well heated before leaving their ship onto the frozen low gravity moon. The party jumped towards a cave up an incline of jagged mountains, and then entered it to find the remains of a research station, and its final moments.

Studying the front door’s conditions, Kader ruled that it was from a great shock from outside the facility that blew the door in. The mummified remains of scientists were found strewn throughout the room carrying two Datapads containing information on some of the things being researched within the facility; stuff known as Midichlorian Amplification (Affecting Midichlorian count in living beings), and Midichlorian Synthesis (Creation of Midichlorians, the sentient micro-organisms that are responsible for instilling their hosts with force sensitivity). While wandering the bunks/mess hall area, the party encountered a datapad documenting research on Darth Krayt’s Sith Soldiers, and the lessons to be learned from them.

When the party entered the Study, the party found the body of a mummified Givin slumped over on the floor near the security monitors with a charred stab wound in his chest. Zendral rushed over to the security monitors to get them back online- to find that the monitors lacked power, and that power generator had been stabbed in much the same way the Givin was stabbed. Simon managed to reroute power in his power generator, and the monitors and much of the base got its power back- as well as the sound of a blaring alarm. A panicked Zendral immediately turned the alarm off, before searching the data on the monitors. The last recording the monitor recorded was of Dalbar’s entrance into the facility, and his talk with the Givin named Dr. Zimaz who told Dalbar of the purpose of the organization he was part of before being impaled by Dalbar’s lightsaber. Dr. Zimaz’s last words were foreboding, telling Dalbar that if he changed his mind; to contact the one wielding the fruits of Dr. Zimaz’s research before he passed out dead where the party sees him today.

Obtaining the clues, the party leaves the desolate moon while informing Issilum of what was found.

Returning to Coruscant that evening, there was relief that E5’s base was still standing. After observing the last moments of Verin Taro’s training with Korot, Verin rushed to where the party was and told them about how he, Henea, and Korot did the research they could on Dr. Bik Nasod and his cloning by calling in some favors and spending some of Arken’s money. In the end, they found the location of the lab that Dr. Bik Nasod worked on his projects in back during the Clone Wars. According to Henea, the names of the clones on those documents aren’t indicative of Jango Fett- the base person which the clone army was made from.

After E5 revealed the completion of his research of Lightsabers and Energy Balls, and the completion of the Prototype Nsiss Clawcraft along with its function that seems to psychologically harm any force users that try to sense it.

Then Arken Taro connected with the party and was informed of Dalbar’s condition, both in the recording from Feibraxa, and the research discovered in Star System ORF652AA9. Arken paid the party for their work, but then expressed the discomfort on his side before retiring; predicting a difficult tomorrow.

The party then retired for the night, to await what will come next.

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The Second Apocalypse of Feibraxa

(This update will summarize two game sessions, as I felt the first game was too short to really be of much substance without the second)

The Feibrax army marched at the commands of the Tenugu Matriarch, Shaetar while the party marched at their own pace. Some of them rode in ranks, others in speeder bikes, and of course Issilum arrived in the Nest. The party arrived at the battlefield which was covered in patrols of Hastim, but sitting between the party and the wall was another tank pointed at them.

Nahunexe, having just come back from Ilburuq showed off the spells she learned while inside the caverns. Her first scrunched the tank into a metal ball which Nahunexe immediately chucked at the stone wall, causing the first indentation of damage that Kader, Zendral, Visase, and Taral continued their tank fire barrage on.

The rest of the party spent their time on the field picking up the scraps and making sure that no foes make it to the tanks. Primarily however, Shaetar’s army did much of the work of mopping up the remainders by sheer numbers alone.

Still, the party played a big role in the removal of several War Hastim in many a flashy way.

It wasn’t long before the walls of Urux were breached, allowing for the army to pour into Urux’s streets. With the streets as steep and narrow as they become deeper within the city, Zendral, Kader, Visase, and Taral had to ultimately leave their tanks behind to be in the care of the Feibrax army. Following Nahunexe, the party rushed towards the ZIggurat of Urux where the false prophet awaits.

While running, the party noticed a glittering red object atop the ziggurat, to which Nahunexe told the party a little more of Neshugat- the Matriarch-Sorceress responsible for causing the “First Apocalypse” of Feibraxa. Nahunexe then voiced her hope that the false prophet doesn’t figure out its purpose.

Thanks to some good flying and shooting by Issilum and Wooshgruuw, the stairway to the top of the Ziggurat became clear for the party to scale.

Making it to the top of the Ziggurat, the party finds themselves face to face with the False Prophet- the trandoshan named Kosslesh who is standing beside Neshugat’s crystal. On the other side is a Mandalorian warrior named Sayek Kryze who brandished a cruel vibroaxe and a customized suit of Mandalorian armor (Beskar’gam). Surrounding Kosslesh was the royal guard of the former rulers of Urux, known as the Immortals.

Kosslesh taunted the party a little, and mentioned the pact he made with the spirits within the crystal to make himself stronger. With a blastershot from Zendral at the crystal, the battle was joined.

Sayek cleaved Orwell’s gamorrean followers in two with help from his rocket-boot modifications on his armor, while the remainders of Orwell’s gamorrean followers got peppered with arrows from the immortals when they ganged up on a toppled over Sayek.

Issilum and Wooshgruuw kept a safe distance and fired blaster cannon shots at first at the crystal, but after seeing that the blaster shots did nothing, began to fire at Kosslesh and Sayek.

Some Immortals managed to pin Kader and Zendral against the edge of the Ziggurat as they fired shots at Sayek. Taral, Visase, and Hartel did some battlefield control with the force, and heavy hitting as well. Polis and Orwell had fun showing off their strength- Orwell with his Arg’garok making new wounds and eventually beheading Sayek, and Polis with his ability to throw Kosslesh at Sayek hard enough to knock the mandalorian veteran off his feet. Nahunexe focused purely on Kosslesh, zapping him with enough Force Lightning to make Kosslesh have to crawl on the ground out of weakness.

With Sayek beheaded, Kosslesh snuck away from the chaos and pleaded with Neshugat for power. Disgusted, Neshugat shouted that Kosslesh is more fit to be a vessel- if a terrible one. When Taral realized the upcoming possession, it was too late. Neshugat funneled her spirit into the near dead Kosslesh and turned Kosslesh’s body incorporeal. It was likely that possession that killed Kosslesh’s spirit in the end.

Neshugat drained the spirits of the Immortals to restore Kosslesh’s shell back to full health. Without a way to even touch Neshugat’s vengeful spirit, Nahunexe then showed the party of the exorcism she learned in Ilburuq. The exorcism was successful, and turned Kosslesh’s possessed body back to the physical world. At that moment, the party struck, and attacked Kosslesh’s body- cutting off limbs, but no blood spilled. All that remained of Kosslesh was a solid darkness.

With Kosslesh’s body weak, Neshugat returned to the non-physical realm (The realm of the gods in Nahunexe’s words) to heal herself and call to the dark goddess of destruction Nerash to grant her control over fire.

The braziers melted into lava, and the flames roared up. Zendral was lucky to run away when he did, and while Simon began to move, the flames were already on him- melting his frame, and the Ziggurat beneath him into lava as well. The fires then followed after the party slowly. Nahunexe tried another exorcism, but Neshugat put more focus into her incorporeality that time, and asked for help. Visase and Taral helped focus Nahunexe’s power, and overpowered Neshugat’s power, bringing Kosslesh’s now healed body back to the physical realm.

The members of the party aside from Visase and Taral then lunged at Kosslesh- with Polis impaling Kosslesh against the crystal’s jagged edges, the others peppering his body with blaster fire, Zendral looking up in the sky for the possibility of finding a target up there, and Orwell chopping off Kosslesh’s head. Kosslesh still screamed in agony after Orwell beheaded him.

A desperate Neshugat brought Kosslesh back into the non-physical realm over a patch of lava. Nahunexe really struggled and shouted for each force user to help her. With Nahunexe’s, Visase’s, Taral’s, and Hartel’s power; they brought Kosslesh’s body back to the physical world, and a weary Neshugat retreated from Kosslesh’s body and back into the crystal, leaving Kosslesh to burn in the lava pool, and the flames that followed to be extinguished.

Taral shouted at Neshugat about defeat being the true reward the Dark Side grants, but Neshugat payed no attention- sulking inside the crystal she is bound to.

In the aftermath of the fight, Kosslesh’s datapad which fortunately was dropped when Polis impaled Kosslesh revealed its functions as a holoprojector. The projection that came up was of Jedi Master Dalbar, who immediately announced that Mandalore’s fleet has entered the Feibrax system to clean up the evidence, and that Kosslesh had better leave if he wanted to live. Then Dalbar stopped, looked at the party, and then found Taral.

Dalbar then tried to convince Taral to leave the Jedi Order, in order to join with Dalbar as they make a real effort in bringing lasting peace to the galaxy. Taral was having none of it, disagreeing with Dalbar and expressing disappointment at what Dalbar had become. Dalbar left, telling Taral that he was his enemy now. The datapad recorded that holoprojection and its conversation.

The party searched the rest of the datapad for interesting messages (Which can be seen on Roll20, the document is called “Kosslesh’s Datapad”) when Nahunexe told of the last part of Nanshe’s prophecy, “That the 4th Visitors will come by the image of the 1st, and destroy the Second World.” With Dalbar being the first visitor, it was plain that the second Feibrax apocalypse was nigh. Zendral insisted that there was more that the party can do for the Feibrax, but Nahunexe had her own idea in mind as Mandalore’s capital ships cast its jagged shadows over Feibraxa’s surface. Nahunexe rushed to Neshugat’s crystal and demanded Neshugat follow the ones who defeated her to use her power to destroy the newcomers. Neshugat told Nahunexe that she would rather see them destroy Feibraxa- at which point Nahunexe forced herself onto the crystal to try and possess Neshugat, in order to use her power against the fleet while telling the party to run.

Nahunexe and her followers were well into forming dark clouds as the party ran to the place where Issilum landed the ship. While running, Taral, Visase, and Hartel sensed that the Mandalorian ships seemed to repel and resist the Force that struck at them like a Jedi would, and not like how a machine would.

Before the party could board, Nanshe appeared in front of the ship to bow and thank the party for all that they have done in saving their people. Nahunexe resigned to her fate since her clan was stolen away into the stars, and left her without anything left. Nahunexe would eventually lose control of the spell she is forcing Neshugat to cast, and Nahunexe as well as her followers would become one with the crystal as well. The spell will not defeat the 4th visitors, but it will give the remaining Feibrax, and the party the time they need to escape.

Nanshe then told the party of what she saw them doing, and gave the party some advice. While she sees the party finding the one responsible for the atrocities on Feibraxa and on many worlds as well, it might be best for the party to show mercy if given the opportunity to do so. At that, Nanshe said that she will not take up any more time, and let the party flee before Nahunexe loses control.

At that moment, the sky began to rain ash- and the thick black lightning caressed clouds gave way to Mandalore’s depowered ships that took to freefalling onto the planet- obliterating mountains and plains where they fell. Quickly, the party jumped into the Nest, and Issilum took off- dodging the Mandalorians and the lightning alike as they escaped into space undetected by the Mandalorians thanks to Nahunexe’s distraction. Looking back onto Feibraxa, a small fleet of capital ships are seen in very low orbit over the now darkened planet like ticks on an animal.

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Neshugat; Destroyer of the First World

Entering the Armory, the party learned of why it was so quiet inside. Bodies littered the floor of both Twi’lek and Gamorrean origin. The only sign of life was the lone Twi’lek with mortal wounds on his shoulder and stomach, and leaving against the wall near a ladder leading to the tunnels below. The Twi’lek, when he heard the door open talked in a weakened voice to the party- introducing himself as Vyr, and that Gamorreans are very good at hitting things where it hurts in between deep and pained breaths.

Vyr claimed to be a lieutenant near the same rank as Kosslesh- the Trandoshan that acts as the False Prophet, but much to Vyr’s disappointment, Kosslesh got the promotion from Dijiec (Vyr claims that Dijiec the Hutt is calling himself Orm nowadays), despite Kosslesh being a lot less smart than Vyr. Vyr claimed that Kosslesh was chosen because he had more of a cruel disposition than Vyr did, but still, Vyr is stuck having to direct the military around and not do the stuff Kosslesh was entrusted to do.

Vyr, not wanting to die alone, and also as revenge against his company for not being promoted, told the party that even though they were out to kill Kosslesh and his organization, decided to tell the party what little he knew. For instance, Kosslesh apparently dug up a large red crystal from beneath the Grand Ziggurat of Urux. Vyr figured that Kosslesh is hoping to hand it over to Dijiec for a bonus.

Vyr also told the party how to destroy the docking bay. Apparently, the Armory has a wide array of tunnels dug up by Feibrax slaves in order to store more weapons and explosives. All one has to do is wire up the explosives, and it should destroy the docking bay.

When Vyr’s wounds became too much for him to bear, he asked if the party could give him a quick death. Polis complied by giving him 2 blaster shots.

The party loaded up their vehicles with as many weapons as they could, and even stocked up on some Frag Grenades. After which, Zendral found where the spools of wire and detonators are kept, and then connected all of the explosives to the detonator. After setting the timer to 20 minutes, the party rushed out towards the meeting point- the valley Shaetar showed the party just before heading out on their mission.

Once there, Shaetar expressed her glee for the party’s ability to work explosives, and asked that they help her by destroying the remaining machines that the False Prophet used, while her and her clan usurp the False Prophet.

At which point, Nanshe appeared out of thin air in the open where Shaetar and her army have a good aim at here, and told Shaetar to allow the party to kill the False Prophet instead. After some hostile questioning on Shaetar’s part, Nanshe told Shaetar that her soldiers needed a leader and a plan, and that Shaetar was both a leader of soldiers and had a plan to destroy and distract the False Prophet’s followers. Shaetar, so bent about destroying Urux told Nanshe that she’ll kill both her, her soldiers, and destroy Urux.

Before Shaetar’s bowmen could open fire on Nanshe, Nahunexe appeared along with her four disciples, and told Shaetar to get herself together harshly. Nahunexe told Shaetar that it was no longer about clans- it was about the Feibrax people as a whole coming together towards a common goal- to ensure the defeat of the False Prophet. Whatever it was that Shaetar felt, Urux was no more; but she can defeat those who destroyed Urux first.

After some more lecturing, Shaetar swallowed her pride, and then walked over to where Nanshe’s army arrived at.

With Shaetar away, Nanshe explained to the party another bit of history of Urux, and the real reason or Urux’s construction.

As Shaetar mentioned, Urux was built atop an artificial elevation near the Gilesh River. That bit of elevation was the remains of a site of where the first world was destroyed. A Matriarch in those times by the name of Neshugat was also a powerful sorceress, using the power of the dark gods to accomplish her own goals. Neshugat, wanting her city to be the most power and only city on Feibraxa sought to end the existance of her rivals. Neshugat set up a mound beside the sea alongside her most loyal disciples, and together they channeled the dark gods to command the sea to lash out against her foes. By channeling their passions, their anger, their hate; they made that spell strong indeed. So strong in fact that the spell gained a measure of power and started feeding off of Neshugat and her disciples long after they stopped feeding the spell themselves. The result were earthquakes, floods, and finally a tidal wave that crashed against the entire planet.

When the waters subsided, the mound that was constructed still remained there, but atop it was an enormous crimson crystal where the ritual had taken place- the crystal now containing the power and personalities of Neshugat and her disciples.

When Gilesh found that crystal, he felt that his fellow Feibrax might wish to use the crystal to their own ends, so Gilesh sought to keep the crystal from others beneath a grand Ziggurat; and from there Gilesh and his line would be the ones to safeguard it from all other Feibrax. Gilesh and his familial line were the jailors, Urux was the jail, and the Grand Ziggurat was the jailcell. Much to Gilesh’s relief, his people didn’t know his true motivations for building Urux.

When Nanshe finished, she mentioned that she feared that the False Prophet likely has found Nashugat’s crystal, but such an object is too powerful for him. Still, Nanshe told the party that they had to rush to the Ziggurat and stop whatever the False Prophet is doing there, for not only the Feibrax, but also to spare the False Prophet from his own overconfidence.

The Hastim and soldiers grew restless, and Shaetar finished her speech to all of the soldiers of both the Tenugu, Urux, Baballal, and all of the others. The fighting is nigh, and the party readies themselves to destroy the ancient city as well.

Nahunexe volunteered to go with the party as well. What she and her disciples learned from Ilburuq might help reverse the tides should the False Prophet grow overconfident in his abilities.

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Preparing For the Siege: Removing Possible Escape Plan

When the party returned to the Tenugu encampment, Shaetar explained to the party her plans for the false prophet and what part she wanted the party to play in those plans.

Explaining that the false prophet was unlikely to know the nooks and alleys of Urux, Shaetar already ordered for her warriors to flood the underground tunnels of Urux to position her soldiers to strike.

Shaetar also showed the party this map of Urux:

https://docs.google.com/drawings/d/1QVJVbldiJXSE7d7wJ6YAakKDGt5ZAdf9K2pMcokGulM/edit

Shaetar explained that most of Urux is built on an artificial elevation by the Gilesh River, so that the river won’t flood it. The district of Anutum Kafmugu is still flat and floods regularly; meaning that the district is full of tall buildings that can wade out the floods while the drainage system pumps out the remaining water. Shaetar planned on hiding some of her warriors in those towering houses.

On the other side of the river is a complex sewage system that drains out into the ocean. Shaetar is utilizing the sewers to position her warriors.

The thing Shaetar needed help with was with the false prophet’s weapons which can’t be harmed by anything Shaetar has, aside from the dark gods. Shaetar however asked for the party to use their explosives expertise on the docking bay outside of Urux, which contains most of the false prophet’s machines.

Once done, the party was to meet with Shaetar in a secluded valley near to Urux for further instruction.

When the party arrived at the site of the docking bay, they found a large building in the center that was identified as the building’s armory, which also looks built to hold a lot of explosives as well. If the calculations are correct, that armory holds enough explosive power to decimate the docking bay.

Without a real plan, the party jumped out of hiding and attacked the unsuspecting guards. Some of the guards recognized Hartel’s celebrity, but Hartel laid down the slam instead of giving them an autograph.

Visase and Taral sped down on their swoop bikes towards a tank in order to take control. Kader stayed behind to take out the pilots of the opposing landspeeders. Polis killed a guard by using another guard as a club (killing that guard too). Realizing Visase and Taral’s plans, and after some communications later, Kader and Zendral each rushed for a tank.

Orwell did much to turn the tide of battle, by bellowing a rallying cry to the gamorrean guards while chopping an Amani into pieces. The other gamorreans turned on the guards and attacked.

The battle ended with Visase, Taral, Zendral, and Kader getting into a tank and eliminating the rest of the guards. Hartel now stands alone in front of an entrance to the armory. The armory was rather inactive during the fight, and soon, the party will learn why…

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Shaetar, Matriarch of the Tenugu Clan

With haste, the party jumped on their swoop bikes; and shot off down the narrow mountain passes towards the ocean. Contrary to the rest of Urux, the mountains still look to be well forested even as they close in on Urux.

Speeding down the forested path, the party stops just short of running a Tenugu spearman over. The spearman prepared for the worst while the bowmen in the trees and shrubs pointed arrows at the party. When Visase spoke though, the crystal she held made her speech understandable by the spearman who then gave the party a chance to explain themselves.

In time, the spearman agreed to take the party to his matriarch Shaetar.

The spearman took the party through a clearing in a glade where most of the Tenugu’s camp is, and was then met up with the matriarch Shaetar.

Unlike the other matriarchs, Shaetar insisted that she wasn’t interested in Nanshe’s visions, and saw her as being only good for getting lost in the past and the future while ignoring the present. Shaetar then asked the party if they were interested in helping her dealing the deathknell against the false prophet. The party agreed, and then Shaetar took them through a trial run.

Apparently, a Feibrax clan who called themselves the Hashaddu was taken by the forces of the False Prophet, and decided to take the most traveled path to Urux. Shaetar asked that the party show her their stuff against the false prophet. The party accepted, and followed Shaetar to the site, while Shaetar explained the Tenugu’s animosity towards Urux was due to Urux’s “narcissism”.

The party hid on a clifftop overlooking the path and the ocean, and from there, the party thought it best to unleash their explosive power on the hapless axis guards.

When the Hashaddu clan came, they marched in a row with their Hastim, while being escorted on either side by the axis guards.

Within mere seconds, the left-hand line of guards fell before the blaster power and explosive power of the party. Before the guards could react, Shaetar sprung her own trap which came in the form of burrowed Feibrax asharex who speared the guards and Hastim alike; causing the Hastim to trample the other guards.

With the guards dead, the Tenugu clan led the Hashaddu survivors to their hold to prepare them. Shaetar mentioned that she was very impressed by what the party was capable of; and now wants them to help her prepare for an invasion on Urux.

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The Personalities of Ilburuq

The party descended further into the crystal studded cavern, following the tracks left behind by the wayward matriarch. The party passed by what looked to be firepits, and other signs of use; however old it was on their way to the end of the cavern where the party saw the large Feibrax matriarch and her four Enaqu.

The Matriarch; Nahunexe, insisted to the party that her purpose in the caverns was in service to her now missing clan; the Zintullei clan. Nahunexe went to Ilburuq to learn from the stored personalities of the escaped sorcerers that ran off with Utmarset during the 1st Apocalypse of Feibraxa. As it turned out, Nahunexe was trying to learn the spells they learned that involved channeling the dark gods.

Nahunexe started by blowing off the party’s words, but after some outside help from Taral’s crystal, Nahunexe finally decided to listen to the party. In the end, Nahunexe kept on researching the spells, but did so with the intention of avenging her clan and helping the rest of Feibraxa fight off the forces of the False Prophet.

Just as the party was turning back towards the entrance of Ilburuq, a voice called out to the party in Basic, and in the voice of an aged Lanodar. When the party turned around, they found the image of Dalbar standing in front of them.

Dalbar expressed how he was happy that the party’s encounter with Nahunexe didn’t end in violence, and from there, some of the party took to questioning Dalbar.

During the discussion, Dalbar revealed what he was doing near Feibraxa. Dalbar, back in 450 ABY felt a darkness that he hadn’t felt in 300 years. Dalbar sensed the Vanguards of Vision in a place in the galaxy near Feibraxa. Not wanting to frighten the people of the Galactic Federation, Dalbar went on leave to go on his mission for the Jedi Order alone. On his way, he encountered the Force Strong Feibrax. While Dalbar wasn’t greeted with joy, the Enaqu Qarshigal still gave Dalbar a welcome. On tour, Qarshigal brought Dalbar into Ilburuq and allowed Dalbar to pick out a crystal. The crystal that Dalbar obtained was yellow, and contained the personality of Ekamu; the mate of Utmarset.

Once the tour was done, Dalbar left Feibraxa, and flew to where the darkness was.

Then the image of Dalbar said that he feels that same darkness over Feibraxa, which gave Dalbar pause, believing he failed his mission.

Once confronted with the fact that the Dalbar of today is supporting the forces that seek to undo the galactic order, the image of Dalbar told the party of his strengths. Dalbar is a master of disruption, finding himself skilled with the lightsaber form of Juyo, and disconnecting others from using the force.

Before Dalbar dissipated, Dalbar gave the party the coordinates to the place in the galaxy that he was heading for on his mission if they wish to investigate what happened to Dalbar. After wishing the party well, Dalbar’s image vanished, and then the party left Ilburuq.

Leaving from Ilburuq, contact was attained with Nanshe and Irshagal as to the fate of the Zintullei clan. Nanshe then gave the party the location of the Baballal Clan, who simply wanted to see the party for themselves.

After driving up steep mountainous terrain, the party arrived at the top of a grassy plateau. After Orwell scared off a burrowing Feibrax larva, the party was greeted by the twin matriarchs of the Baballal clan; Erat and Arenu. Erat and Arenu beckoned the party to walk inside of their home, which also looked to double as a sort of library/college.

The twin matriarchs requested for the party to sit in a circle on their rug. From there, the matriarchs asked the party 3 questions.

“Who are you?”
“What are you?”
“Why are you?”

From there, the party answered in the manner they felt worked with them personally. Kader gave a short and concise answer, while Polis gave a speech. Zendral was reserved, while Orwell was more open. The Baballal clan listened well to all of it, and even asked questions if they wished to hear more on an angle. In the meanwhile, a scribe was chiseling out what the party was saying, as well as making a figure of them on the stone slab.

The Baballal clan claimed that they were the neutral party amongst the Feibrax, and so the relics belonging to the Feibrax people are given to them, as well as the history of every clan and event of the Feibrax as well. The party’s arrival was a great big event, and the Baballal had to record it.

Once the party gave their takes on life, Erat and Arenu made an enormous conclusion to the questions with a big philosophical point, before being suggested to go and confront the matriarch of the Tenugu clan, by the name of Shaetar.

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The Search for Nahunexe

Speeding across the dusty plains and mountains of Feibraxa, the party eventually finds themselves in front of a Feibrax encampment. While the Feibrax drew their weapons, the Matriarch of the encampment showed up to give a proper welcome, introducing herself as Irshagal, matriarch of the Efestunu clan.

Irshagal gave the party a stone plate of a sticky-sweet red substance that some of the party sampled. Inquiring its origins, Irshagal told the party that it is produced from Feibrax children when they try to eat Hiqu berries. Apparently, some components of Hiqu berries react strangely to the saliva produced by Feibrax larva, causing it to turn into a sugary-sappy-fruity substance. The gift of such a substance is a peaceful gesture.

The party were also introduced to the Hastim; enormous beasts with a head covered in horns and tusks and walk of hooves. Their size and stability is such that multiple Feibrax can ride on a single Hastim.

Irshagal told the party that she was willing to go with Nanshe; the only known member of the Ilallunei (The royal family of Urux) to turn to opposing the false prophet. However, Irshagal also wanted to see if the party was willing to help them.

Irshagal talked of her aunt named Nahunexe, who broke away from the Efestunu when Irshagal was appointed the matriarch of the Efestunu right when she finished pupating from the larva stage, feeling that Irshagal was too young for a leadership role.

Nahunexe and her followers left the Efestunu lands, and settled in the plains north of Urux , a place very near to a significant Feibrax holy site as the newfound Zintullei clan. While Nahunexe’s choice of land was controversial, it is not what Irshagal is concerned about. What concerned Irshagal was the fact that she hasn’t heard from Nahunexe since the arrival of the false prophet.

Irshagal requested that the party check on Nahunexe, and find what became of her. While Nahunexe and Irshagal have their differences, Irshagal still wishes nothing ill on Nahunexe.

The party agreed, and after being pointed the Zintullei lands, the party made their way their on their overcrowded Speeder bikes.

The party arrived at an empty Feibrax camp. The Feibrax immediately saw a plethora of tracks heading for Urux, with the Feibrax and Hastim tracks being in a thick line, while more humanoid tracks are seen in lines on either side of the Feibrax/Hastim line.

Meanwhile, Kader found a small line of tracks heading farther north of Urux. Kader identified 5 Feibrax making those tracks.

Taral and Visase followed the larger row of tracks to find them ending at Urux. Urux itself is heavily walled, and fortified not only by well armed Feibrax on Hastim, but also by more modern vehicles and tanks. Orwell began to throw out suggestions of infiltrating Urux and poisoning the water rather than flee, but Visase and Taral talked Orwell out of those suggestions.

The party then converged and followed the smaller line of tracks north, going over plains and passing over rivers and eventually arriving at a rocky valley that, according to Visase, Taral, and Hartel emit a very strong force energy about it. The sheer amount of force ended up heightening Visase’s senses as the party descended deeper to the valley floor, following the tracks as they made their way into a cave.

The cave itself is full of colorful crystals jutting out from the walls and the floors, illuminating the otherwise dark cavern. Before the party manifested a decorated looking Feibrax man, who introduced himself as an Enaqu named Betush.

Betush acknowledged Visase, Taral, and Hartel as Enaqu. Many questions were asked, and Betush answered as best he could, while asking the party questions as well. Betush told the party that Nahunexe is near and is currently in the most sacred of Ilnerush’s sites alongside 4 of her most accomplished Enaqu (Ilnerush being the name of the valley the party found themselves in). The site Nahunexe is in is known as Ilburuq, and was the place where the Feibrax survived the first apocalypse. Betush told the party that apparently, they would play a big role in the Feibrax’s second apocalypse.

Betush proceeds to tell the party of what made this valley so. Before the first apocalypse, the Feibrax had many cities, each governed by a matriarch and her family. The matriarchs looked after their subjects, but in time, some of the Feibrax governments proceeded on their own agenda; often stepping over the agenda of the others. Push comes to shove, and hostilities build. It got to the point, where the matriarchs, and later, most of the people could no longer hear the gods that guided them. Eventually though, they felt other gods; destructive gods who tought them terrible spells. Spells that can make the matriarchs shoot lightning from their hands; spells that can dominate minds.

There were however a few Feibrax who still heard the gods of old. The most devout follower of the gods back in that time was the Feibrax female Utmarset, who found other likeminded Feibrax after getting a vision of destruction of the Feibrax world as they knew it. So Utmarset set off into Ilnerush, and let them into the cavern of Ilburuq to weather the apocalypse. The apocalypse came in the form of a flood, that some of the matriarchs of old sought to use to destroy their enemies once and for all. However, their hatred fed into the spell, causing the flood to not only sweep away the coast, but also the surface of Feibrax.

In the talking of the legends, Betush mentioned of another outsider who visited this site as well. The short-green-biped named Dalbar, who was accompanied by the Enaqu Qarshigal. Dalbar seemed genuinely curious, though like most of the Feibrax, Betush felt that Dalbar’s arrival marked the start of the second apocalypse.

Ilburuq was shielded by the power of the gods, and those Feibrax who followed Utmarset emerged from Ilburuq to a new and forested world, which they saw as a promise that there never again be another apocalypse.

Once Betush felt that the party understood what this place means to the Feibrax, Betush gave the party permission to enter Ilburuq. Before the party left though, Betush told the party that the Enaqu within the party are welcome to take a piece of crystal within the chamber with them.

Taral took a green Feibraxian Crystal, which happens to contain the personality of the granddaughter of Gilesh; the founder of the city of Urux whose name was Ifnaqei, who was known for her long life and the kindness she showed to her subjects, inspiring a golden age of art, expansion, and innovation for Urux.

Visase took a blue Feibraxian Crystal, which contains the personality of a Tenugu matriarch named Amut. Amut’s youth and resolve gave the growing city of Urux many hard battles as the city expanded towards the forests. Amut died in battle, singlehandedly taking out a platoon of Urux’s elite warriors with both weapon skill and the guidance of the gods.

Hartel took the violet Feibraxian Crystal, which contains the personality of an Enaqu of the Baballal clan by the name of Shahiku. While Shahiku was no matriarch, but she was credited for her abilities as a teacher, coach, and advisor to any who made have need of it. Shahiku also found herself in the role of the matriarch many times for many clans of Feibrax, even in Urux, in order to teach the would-be leaders how to be a leader. Then when the leader comes of age, Shahiku stepped down each time to let the future Matriarch do the rest. Shahiku is remembered for her open mind, and vast diversity of experiences.

When the party got their crystals, they set out of the cave, towards the nearby cavern mouth of Ilburuq…

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The Third Visitors of Feibraxa

After a noisy bus ride with Gunja, Wooshgruuw; the latest addition to the group got an unwanted makeover from Gunja’s daughters. Wooshgruuw spent much of the rest of the time in the base removing the braids, the beads, the pigtails and glitter from his fur.

Meanwhile, Zendral worked on the finishing touches of his prototype lightning gun, while Taral got a worried message from master Dreskel about how he can’t sense any of the Jedi who left the temple, or any other Jedi in the galaxy for that matter. According to Dreskel, it was Dalbar who noticed first. Neither Taral nor Visase had any luck, and Hartel wasn’t exactly attuned to the Jedi to know if hes sensing Jedi or not.

Visase brought the ID card that Gunja’s daughter Norki gave to her to Verin so that Verin could do research while the rest of the party stops the slaving operations on Feibraxa.

Verin bragged about doing the obstacle course while wearing weights and with broken ribs. Henea objected, but knew there was no talking Verin’s enthusiasm down.

E5 made good work on putting the Nsiss Clawcraft ship together.

Arken Taro also contacted the party about how he had taken a tour of Emeriss’ space station. Emeriss talked about how the space station would be ready when the power core gets placed inside. Arken talked about how in the space station’s current state, it didn’t have any room for docking any starships, so Arken suspects that the station has more functions than as a star port. When Arken tried to brainstorm with his fellow senators, they laughed it off. Emeriss has also been stopping to chat with Arken more often now. Polis laughed Arken off, saying that of course Emeriss is up to something.

Before long, the party got onto the Nest, and set the coordinates for Feibraxa. After being in hyperspace for nearly an hour, the Nest arrived in the Feibraxan system, and the Nest was preparing for landing on the rust-colored world of Feibrax.

When the party arrived, they saw swaths of starships leaving out of an enormous city of stone, but the Nest landed behind a nearby mountain range.

When the party opened the hatch doors, they were greeted by a large group of Feibrax, but the largest and most extravagant looking one spoke to the party through their minds while the rest of the Feibrax chittered their mandibles and twitched their antennae to communicate with each other. Though the party’s minds, the large Feibrax introduced herself as Nanshe, and is a member of the Ilallunei caste of Urux, and perhaps the only member of the Ilallunei who saw the truth behind “The False Prophet”.

Nanshe spoke prophetically, and of the gods who helped her see. This angered Polis to no end who threatened to shoot her. Nanshe kept going, and no shots were fired.

Nanshe told the party that the gods told her that the preservers from the stars would arrive at this spot, and that she and the Feibrax who followed her waited for when the party arrived.

Nanshe talked of 4 who would visit the world. The first would be the first visitor from the stars, the Jedi Master Dalbar. The second will come as a prophet in service to a higher power. The third will come to preserve the Feibrax. The fourth will come in accordance to the image of the first, bringing fourth destruction. The party was the third to arrive to Feibraxa.

Nanshe talked of how the city of Urux fell under the control of the False Prophet, and Nanshe knows that the remainder of her people within are in danger. To help the party, Nanshe talked about how she wants the last of the Feibrax nomads to come together and save the last of the Feibrax before the fourth visitors arrive.

Nanshe told the party of the Efestunu clan, located just on the other side of of a far away mountain.

Then the party packed onto 4 Swoop Bikes, and shot off onto the dusty and rugged land of Feibraxa. Wooshgruuw remained behind to look after the ship.

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