Star Wars: Rebirth

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.

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:

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

The Plathuu, the Wookiee, and the ID Card by C.S. Lucas

When Visase and Taral opened up the first door, they found that the next room was a prison cell with a wookiee locked up behind it. After deactivating the shield, and after convincing the wookiee that he wasn’t being enslaved, the wookiee opened up a little more; introducing himself as Wooshgruuw. Wooshgruuw was patrolling his village on Kashyyyk when he got captured and brought over to this cell. As thanks for his release, Wooshgruuw swore a lifedebt to the party. Wooshgruuw later on became battle ready when he got his Ryyk blades and Bowcaster back.

In the other cell, the party met up with a Plathuu named Niuulaj who didn’t desire to leave his cell. Niuulaj told the party about why he deserved to be locked up. Niuulaj was a noble on Plathuui who was entrusted by the elders to hide thousands of Plathuui within his home. Then when Mand’alore came with his fleet to bombard the planet, he was visited by “A dark man” with jagged paint covering his face. The man told Niuulaj that he knew he was harboring “Force sensitives” inside of his house, but that he would pay Niuulaj handsomely if he turned them in, in addition to keeping Mand’alore from bombarding his estate. Niuulaj turned his people in, and then Niuulaj was taken away too as a “Traitor to his own people”. So Niuulaj was put at the mercy of Shyr Praz as “Massiff food”, before the party came along and encountered Niuulaj.

Because Niuulaj was being stubborn about submitting to justice, Orwell knocked him out and took him in, along with the Massiff, and the Wookiee as well.

Along the way, Kader remembered the earlier incident about the force sensitives sensing a big ship full of Plathuu making its way into The Works. Visase reasoned that their fate will be found out soon.

When the party returned to Gunja’s bus, Gunja had all of his kids having a scavenger hunt in the murky and dangerous depths of Coruscant. One of the kids, one of Gunja’s many daughters Norki finds a body of one of the Tusken Raiders gang members that Visase killed earlier; which was one of Gunja’s scavenger hunt items. Still, Norki tried to take the 5 Credit coin from the body, but Gunja, telling Norki “You kill it, you loot it”; redirected Norki to instead give to the coin to Visase. Visase refused so Norki kept the coin.

Then Norki gave Visase an ID card she found. The card dates back to the Clone Wars (20 BBY) and sports the symbol of the Old Republic on it. In particular, this card belonged to a scientist by the name of Dr. Bik Nasod, which Issilum knew was an expert of cloning, and made a few breakthroughs in that field too.

After Gunja counted 3 more passengers (A Wookiee, an unconscious Massiff, and an unconscious Plathuu), he and his family said, “We’ll make room for everyone!”

Dead Puppies, Dead Puppies Aren't Much Fun

The party wasted no time in using the access codes they attained from the bartender on the door behind the Sick Vongspawn Cantina. Hartel went in first, using the force to stealth himself.

When Hartel made it to the bottom floor, he found the place was stocked up with a lot of guards; mainly some gunmen, and some gamorreans. Fortunately, the guards only looked at the empty elevator with a bewildered look rather than investigate. So Hartel went back up, and discussed a battle plan with the party.

Hartel and Taral were to rush up front and Force Slam the initial groups, then Orwell and Visase would rush forwards and mop up the rest.

The plans were carried out to spectacular effect, though the alarm rung by a gunman did alert the leader of the Outpost; a scary looking woman with 6 Massiffs in tow by the name of Shyr Praz. Shyr Praz started by killing 2 of the gamorreans as they were “in the way”, all the while, Shyr kept on talking to the party to get them used to the idea that they’re Massiff food. Shyr Praz was wrong. Very wrong.

While the Massiffs got a got hit at Visase, Polis chucked one at Shyr, and shortly after, Simon lobbed a special missile aquired from the Emeriss Outpost. The missile brought down the ceiling, and dealt enough damage to kill everyone in the radius outright, except for Shyr. Taral then knocked Shyr unconscious with a force stun, and the remaining Massiffs began to eat their old master.

Zendral killed one of them, and the last one was knocked unconscious by Polis. Then Orwell took the knocked out Massiff with the intent of keeping it.

While Visase and Taral went to investigate the other rooms, Polis found Shyr’s computer console, and found a message that speaks not only of where the Galactic Axis is going to be having its operations, but also that their leader is one named Kosslesh who is coming to Feibraxa as a “Prophet” who will lead the Feibrax away to a safe place, away from the apocalyptic firestorm to come.

To Axe the Axis

The news that morning was of the party’s attack on the Emeriss compound on Duros, with plenty of footage of the attack. The Duros authorities suspect it was the UDS that attacked, but the Emeriss authorities are sure that the UDS had help.

There was even an interview with Sics’enuluo’hassiss who looks to have had a rough night, having to drink tea to stay awake. Apparently, Emeriss’ CEO Valen’resh’inrokini had a similar night as well.

Enul talked about the sheer amount of explosives that were required to make a crater the size that it is, and he has his doubts that the UDS were able to carry all of those explosives by themselves. Who they could be is still under investigation.

Zendral began work on a project that would take 20 scraps of metal, and cost him 5000 credits. 1000 for the parts he can’t get from scraps, and 4000 credits for the rights to use E5’s workbench for that project which looks like a prototype flamethrower gun.

While Visase was loading the swoop bikes onto the Nest, Korot took a break from making Verin do deadlifts with broken ribs to talk to the party about what he heard of the Galactic Axis before he forgot. Harbu talked to Rixx about his experiences with the Galactic Axis, and Rixx even told Harbu where the Galactic Axis outpost is on Coruscant. Korot mentioned that he figured the party would like to know in case they wanted to make an example of the Axis, before Korot returned to coaching Verin on being a good member of the team.

Polis mentioned that Rixx could be leading the party into a trap as revenge, but the rest of the party, after a good long argument figured that the Axis outpost is the best place to start, even though they know that the Axis is going for Feibraxa next; they just don’t know where on Feibraxa the Axis will strike.

So the party turned to where Gunja would be, to find that he had just entered the hangar, and Gunja brought family with him; his current wife, and the 17 children he had with that wife. Also, Gunja brought donuts to which Kader had a lot of.

Issilum worried about seating order, though Gunja was confident everyone could fit. Well the party loaded up into the bus, with everybody just barely fitting inside. Gunja’s kids were climbing all over Simon and Polis, and Taral managed to meditate the whole ride through.

Gunja was even more reckless; using maneuvers that practically negated gravity allowing for Gunja’s kids to float around the bus, with one kid crashing into Kader while floating around.

Finally, Gunja made it to where the Sick Vongspawn cantina was, which was the front to the Axis’ outpost. Gunja gave a quip about it, talking about how he learned to drive a bus there, and since its so dark and seedy; it was great place for a scavenger hunt. Gunja did talk about how Coruscant was once attacked by the extra galactic species known as the Yuuzhan Vong who had transformed the planet to be something like a living organism, while the lifeforms born of those transformations were known as the Vongspawn.

Polis threatened Gunja with his life if he endangered his kids like that again before leaving. Kader returned to take back the donuts one of Gunja’s more plump children stole from Kader. When the party left into the darkness of the bottom floor of Coruscant to get to the Sick Vongspawn, Gunja looked to be organizing a scavenger hunt for the children.

The party split up, with one group going to search the outside of the cantina, while the rest of the party walked inside. Hartel quickly found the entrance while cloaked, and then Hartel and the others who had split headed for the cantina’s entrance.

The cantina had a few patrons in it. Some of the patrons looked dangerous, and the bartender wasn’t a people person. Still, Kader ordered 2 drinks that tasted like flamethrower chemicals, while Orwell gave challenging looks to the Gamorrean bouncers. Issilum volunteered to distract everyone, and so he stood up in front and started telling jokes, prompting the bartender to call the bouncers on the situation.

Things escalated quickly, with the party getting a barfight happening. Stun shots were fired, throws and punches happened, non-lethal Force techniques happened, and attempts at using chairs and falls on the table happened as well. Only Orwell was attacking to kill.

Visase managed to scare the bartender enough to call off the defense. The bartender told Visase the password to deactivate the alarm and unlock the way into the Axis’ outpost, in return for knocking the bartender unconscious.

Visase fired a shot on stun at the bartender, and then the party readied themselves for the break-in.

Dreams and Visions

The Nsiss Clawcraft parts were unloaded, and Verin limped off to his room with a set of broken ribs.

Shortly after, Arken Taro sent a message that the party immediately responded to. Arken asked about his son, to which the news of Verin’s broken ribs got leaked out. Arken started to object, but after Taral and Korot explained that Verin wanted this, Arken let the matter slide with unease.

The party told Arken that the next target was the planet of Feibraxa, home to a primitive and commonly force sensitive population, but also that there may be a traitor within the Jedi Order. Arken said that he would report Mandalore’s plans to invade Feibraxa to the Triumvirate, and as a closing word, Arken said to tell Verin that his mother and sister are safe; and also Arken told the party to be on the lookout for a chance to retrieve Verin’s girlfriend Henea, of whom her father doesn’t trust the police with her safety.

Henea then came out of the transport and mentioned that she obtained some medicine from Harbu’s encampment that Harbu was using on Verin to keep him fighting. The party chose to not take any of it at this time.

The party then went off to bed, while Visase and Taral fell into their force trances. There in the trance, Visase received an ominous vision that involved a darkening of the galaxy in the presence of a large object accompanied by the screams of the galaxy’s population. At the end, the population said in choir, “Skar’ssul, irodnok vem tamasal’nalar. Skar’ssul, enhalor…”

During which time, Taral was trying to keep Issilum from breaking Visase out of her trance via ice-water.

The following morning, Visase tried to explain the vision to Taral, but even Taral was at a loss of what to make sense of the vision.

While Orwell and Polis pushed Verin in his training despite his broken ribs, while Zendral was conversing with E5, and while Kader was smoking a cigarillo in the corner, the news began to broadcast something interesting…


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