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.