Star Wars: Rebirth

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!”

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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.

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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.

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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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Emeriss Armageddon

Zendral ran to the computers to learn more about the security measures on the starship parts, and Zendral found a big one indeed. The parts were surrounded in a force field, where the deactivation switch was inside of the shield. The party decided to go and kill off the guards and then worry about the shield.

When the party killed the guards spectacularly, Oot was getting ready to shoot at the shield; while Visase and Simon found a spare labor droid which they activated. The droid happened to contain the sequences to shutting down the shield fortunately. When the shield was shut down, Senlet and Simon took out the tracking device from the thrusters before ordering the labor droid to load the thrusters and itself onto the transport. After Simon ordered for the other battle droids to load onto the transport, Kader volunteered to fly the transport away.

Then Oot, Vun, and the UDS said their farewells before they ran as far away from the base as they could.

When the rest of the party jumped onto the Nest, Zendral detonated the parts; blowing up the outpost.

When the party returned to Coruscant, they caught Hartel and Issilum back up to speed; and more interestingly, Gunja was nowhere to be found.

But when Kader prepared to retrieve the rest of the parts, the sirens were heard; and Gunja slipped his bus through the opening before closing the hangar doors and waiting for the police to speed past.

As it turns out, Gunja was taking Mon Calamari and Quarren tourists around Coruscant, and let them use the restrooms in E5’s base while Gunja changed his bus’ serial number.

Meanwhile, Kader brought the transport to Harbu’s Banished encampment. Verin and Harbu were sparring with their fists, while Visase gifted Harbu with 4 battle droids as thanks for looking after the clawcraft parts, Verin, and Henea.

When Verin came aboard, he proclaimed that he wanted the party to obey their end of the deal, to which Polis confronted him. Verin said that he agreed to go into hiding on the condition that he contribute to the group’s efforts rather than be forced into hiding. Polis then told Verin to show that he is capable of contributing in the most intimidating manner possible.

At first, it didn’t look like Verin would fight, but then he punched Polis in the face. At that, Orwell engaged. In the fight that ensued, Verin dislocated one of Orwell’s kneecaps and knocked him to the ground with a side kick that Verin overexerted. When Verin fell, Orwell got up and broke some of Verin’s ribs.

When Korot broke up the fight, he helped Verin back onto his seat and told Verin that his father had hoped that Verin never would have to see fighting or war. Verin was a little too winded to respond, but Henea tended to his injuries. Polis then told Verin that he has what it takes to contribute, but now Verin cannot slow the party down.

Meanwhile, Taral got in communication with Jedi Master Evarr Dreskel…

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Moorr Dots Moorr Dots! Oh Hutt, Noss Again!

After the defense turret was taken down, Polis opened the next door; triggering an alarm, alerting those in the meeting room to come out.

The first to arrive was the ODVZ representative, a Duros named Moorr; who immediately recognized Kader and Oot fearfully. Moorr pulled out a Thermal Detonator to finish the job, but Orwell’s intervention meant that the job ended not getting finished. 2 UDS Fighters met their end from the explosion, followed by Moorr and his bodyguards.

What made matters difficult was the arrival of a Hutt who was preventing the party from getting close to the gunners behind him. Even as Orwell and Polis fought, they both fell. Orwell recovered, and rushed to the vents alongside Visase to flank the meeting room.

The Hutt took many hits without looking in pain, but still; thanks to concentrated fire and previous wounds, the Hutt fell. To replace the Hutt, Amani rolled out; but they proved to be easier prey than the Hutt was.

Taral rushed off to free the Force Sensitive prisoner, while Oot was left to face off against the enemy. Oot called for the remaining commandos to come to his side, but between the autofire assault by the elite Chiss guard, and the grenade lobbed by Emeriss Representative Noss, the Commandos died, and Oot was gravely injured.

Visase, Orwell, and Senlet reunited; and then they all dropped down into the room below before positioning themselves to flank the hapless guards. Meanwhile, Taral freed the prisoner; a Duros UDS Fighter named Vun who wasted no time in helping with the battle.

With concentrated firepower, the last of the Amani were taken out, and just when Emeriss thought the battle decided, Visase, Senlet, and Orwell struck; devastating the health of the elite guards.

When it was just Noss left, Noss began to talk to Zendral like they had known each other; even making a crack about how Zendral could never score. Zendral’s Jabbas remained unrustled, even as Orwell beheaded Noss.

Vun told his story while he revealed that his Force talents lied in healing. Vun healed a good deal of everybody’s wounds before Vun felt too winded to use the Force.

Orwell on the other hand found Noss’ datapad, which he took and read it. The datapad message read:

“Plathuui was a success. We acquired many new slaves. Many new Force Sensitives. Our owner wishes to congratulate you all on your progress, but there is much more to be done!

Dalbar has notified Mandalore of the world of Feibraxa. The Feibrax, like the Plathuu aren’t nice looking like the Twi’lek or the Zeltron; but the Feibrax are physically strong, show much force sensitivity; and are primitive.

Dalbar will continue to do what he can to keep the Jedi and the Triumvirate from acting while Mandalore continues his conquest; and we profit from it.

Our correspondent on Coruscant; Shyr Praz has been notified of Dalbar’s plans and is preparing for the harvest.

All involved will get good compensation for their works.

The time draws closer. I hope your meeting was fruitful.

-Orm"

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Outgunning the Turret

When Simon activated the security droids under his command, Polis opened the door leading deeper within the compound and was immediately beset by blasterfire coming from a gun turret at the end of the corridor. Before Polis could react though, two large slug creatures known as Amani immediately coiled up into a ball and rolled blindingly fast at Polis such that Polis couldn’t react; then when Polis got himself together, the Amani were flanking Polis.

The following fight was messy, with the turret showing off its Ion ammunition against the rewired battle droids. As the fighting was going on, Senlet sends a message; stating that he managed to kill the security technician, and has given information about the turret room.

Basically, there are two Barracks on either side of the turret that have enough guards to overwhelm the party; but the barracks are connected via vents that the party could get into to make a mess of the barracks.

The UDS Commandos volunteered to take care of the barracks if they had cover. All the party had to do was wait for their opportunity.

An opportunity came up when the security droids rushed the hall, and the head engineer thought that overdriving the next round of ion ammo into a jet would be best. The ion jet charred the Chiss guards in front of the turret, but did the same to the security droids; with Simon being the only survivor. This blast caused the turret to become too hot to be functional.

Immediately, the party took action; bringing the UDS commandos into the vents while picking off the guards that came out of the barracks. As the tide turned, Senlet continued giving more information about the turret; mainly in that the turret was in a fixed position. Get to the side of the turret, and the turret is a sitting duck.

Visase, Orwell, Taral, and Oot made a gamble by rushing through the corridor to get to the side of the turret; but the gamble payed off.

As the fighting wrapped up, Senlet told the party that he was going to hide in a vent to keep away from the Chiss should they get curious.

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An Explosive Arrival

When the party reached Duro, they received a transmission from a Duros who claims to be part of the UDS; or U Durosu Soka. The UDS is a group of guerilla fighters who are fighting against others who would harm Duro’s environment, and it just so happened that they were targeting Emeriss Arms’ outpost for attack; due to their involvement with helping out a notorious starship corporation on Duro known as Oo Durosoo Virrnu Zalonu, or ODVZ. In particular, the name of the Duros who contacted the party was a small time leader of the UDS named Oot.

Oot claimed that they caught wind of one of Senlet’s transmissions, figuring that since the party got a man inside; that the party was an enemy of Emeriss. Oot suggested to the party that they should fly in in their starship, and lay waste with their weapons while the UDS comes out of the words. The party accepted to go with Oot’s plan, but before Oot ended the transmission; he looked at Kader and winced.

Meanwhile, Senlet climbed through the ventilation ducts where he saw a lone Duros in prison; the room where the starship parts were stored, a meeting between many races; and a room full of computers. Before Senlet reported where the Thrusters were, and then look to hiding away.

The following fight was deadly, with Simon destroying both of the transport ships in an explosive way that further disadvantaged the guards, before the UDS came out of the woods to finish the guards closest to the forest.

When the fight ended, Oot approached Kader calling him “Rok’Ulor”. Kader insisted that Rok’Ulor is no longer, and that Rok’Ulor was done with being involved in this war. Oot let Kader’s insistence slide, and continued to try to figure out how to get the door open.

Orwell and Polis tried with brute strength, but finally; Taral burned through a bit of the door with his lightsaber, while Simon lobbed a missile at the door opening; splitting the door wide open.

The guards on the other side tried to get the astromech droids to activate the other battle droids, but they got finished off; and shortly after, the soldiers got finished off as well.

Simon rushed off to try to reactivate the battle droids to fight alongside the back, while the party discussed their next course of action.

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To Rescue Senlet

Senlet sent a message to the party, telling the party that he planned on infiltrating what little of Emeriss’ base on Duro that he can to find the Thrusters of the Clawcraft. Once the Thrusters are secure, Senlet will detonate the replica parts.

The problem lied in the fact that the party did not know exactly where on Duro Emeriss’ base was. So the party had to infiltrate Sics’enuluo’hassiss’ office to obtain the coordinates. Figuring that everybody coming at once would compromise the stealth mission, Hartel and Issilum both volunteered to obtain the information from Enul’s office.

Meanwhile, the party got to fly the Verpine Nest ship for the first time. On the ship, Orwell experienced a lot of space sickness; Kader made himself at home by drinking the ship’s extensive stores of cheap Coruscant beer in between helping Zendral drive the ship. Polis tried asking Kader about himself, but Kader kept himself shut. The rest of the party sat back and waited to get to Duro and hear word from Issilum and Hartel.

The party did encounter an Emeriss freighter making its way towards Coruscant’s star however, but they chose to not waste time; and make haste towards Duro.

Meanwhile, Hartel arrived in a suit to infiltrate Enul’s office; while Issilum rushed into the vents. Hartel tried to lure Enul out of his office by knocking on the door while invisible, but Enul continued to sit in his desk. At which point, Hartel rushed back into the elevator while it was still open so that his Cloak can wear off.

While that happened, Issilum found a different unused office. Once Hartel infiltrated the security room and powered the security cameras down, Issilum made his move; and downloaded a program that allowed for the computer to access other’s computers, especially Enul’s computer. With careful movements, Issilum managed to slice into Enul’s computer; and obtain the coordinates for the Emeriss base on Duro, but also; Issilum managed to get a hold of a few important looking messages on Enul’s computer.

Once Issilum obtained the documents, Issilum walked out of the office; and Hartel turned the cameras back on.

Back in the base, Issilum transmitted the messages to Zendral so that Zendral can translate the Cheunh into Basic. While the coordinates were laid out easily, the messages were extensive.

What the messages talked of was multi-fold:

1. Emeriss knows of the party and their deeds, and had been spying on them for a little bit.
2. Emeriss and the Galactic Axis are working together, and are both controlled by the same “owner”.
3. The Galactic Axis requested that Emeriss help to look for the family of Arken Taro.

As the party processed the messages, the Nest went out of hyperspace; and now overlooks Duro.

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Senlet In Spaaaaaaaaaaaace!

The party woke up early in the morning to E5 and Rixx providing the finishing touches to the starship parts. The party arrived to hear a news report about how a large influx of kidnapped people in the last 20 years were force sensitive. Meanwhile, the party got themselves ready for the big day; only for there to be a lot of drama in between.

The party told Verin that he had to go down with Harbu until the situation is less dangerous. Verin proclaimed that he was now part of the team, and that he had to see the situation through; but a deal was still struck. After hiding with Harbu for the operation, Verin is to come back and help the party through whatever situations may arise. The party, by and large; accepted.

In the meanwhile; Taral, Visase, and Hartel gathered around the starship parts to mimic the darkside aura surrounding the other parts. All 3 experienced the Dark Side, and memories of their succumbing to the Dark Side in their own way. Once the ritual was done, the effects were a resounding success, such that even the most disbelieving members of the team felt the presence being “off”.

Once that happened, E5 began molding 74 blocks of detonite into the crevices of the machine. While doing so, Verin tried to give Henea a chance to leave and go home; to which Henea started screaming at Verin about how Verin already put her in danger. Once done, Henea stormed off to her room; while Verin sat defeated in the hangar.

Issilum tried to give Verin good advice, but Verin wasn’t listening to it too much; much to Issilum’s frustration. Meanwhile, Zendral tried to talk to Henea; but Zendral instead got Henea’s life story.

While all that unfolded, Kader and Senlet each had a cigarette; not wanting anything to do with teen drama.

Eventually, Henea slapped Verin across the face and told Verin not to put her in danger again. From there, Issilum took them; as well as Rixx, Korot, and the real starship parts to Harbu’s Banished compound.

From there, the party plotted their next course of action by getting in touch with Sics’enuluo’hassiss. Senlet and Enul worked out a meeting place- being at Bolbuk Starport’s Platform 51 in CoCo Town. Senlet rushed inside the transport with the starship parts loaded in, and then Senlet flew off to his destination.

Senlet met up with a well groomed Chiss along with 4 other guards wearing Emeriss uniform. Senlet managed to convince the Chiss to increase the pay to 550,000 Credits. After that, the Chiss said that he would check to see if the parts are still in working order before he ships the money over. Before a real fight could break out though, the platform suddenly became covered in food trucks serving Dentari food; on Sics’enuluo’hassiss’ Credit Chip Code.

While the well groomed Chiss argued that he didn’t purchase anything of the sort, Senlet ran inside of the Chiss’ ship up in an alcove; where the Chiss’ labor droids loaded the replica pieces, and then set off for Duro; where the well groomed Chiss said that the last piece, the Thrusters were.

When everything got loaded up however, the well groomed Chiss called Sics’enuluo’hassis that the parts were loaded and are ready to be taken to Duro. Enul said to “Csalo” that he did a good job. Senlet’s last message was, “Change of plan, I am on board the ship; going straight to Duro.”

The party now stands in E5’s hideout, plotting their next course of action.

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