While Il’yena rallied the surviving guards to Sector D of the Barracks area while in her Commander disguise, even convincing the petty officer questioning her that she was a legit Commander on board after his questioning of Commander Larhast’s corpse; Visase, Orwell, and the Dorokat III Militia lead by Galhon fought their way to the prison cells on the ship.
The prison cells were mostly empty, save for one large cell with fifty Mon Calamari inside who spoke of how they were well fed and cared for. Orwell suspected they were being prepared like Gizka would, but Visase made sure they salvaged the weapons of the fallen guards so that they can push towards the bridge.
The other teams made it to the Bridge first, and immediately stormed it while capturing the Commander of the ship. As Il’yena made way to catch up, she noticed that a maintenance door beside her suddenly had a lightsaber blade shoot through it, before the door cut through to the other side; revealing Kader, 63-RM, Hemeri, Vass’inum’niche, and the Jedi Harun Palkai. With brief greetings, that group were the first to make it to the Bridge where most of the fighting already ended; while the Ackbar’s Hand tied up the commander.
Orpa Ruvin, the leader of the Eisley Corsairs pointed to the vault doors, and explained that his split of the payment was inside. Despite the encouragement to wait for everyone to arrive first, Orpa still unlocked the vault doors and opened them. The smell was a smell between death and stale feces, but Orpa and his corsairs still made it inside. Kader ordered him back, but Orpa’s desire for plunder was stronger.
The others soon made way inside to view that the ground is littered with bones and skulls of countless sentients, as well as feces and old blood and stains littered everywhere in between. Then they noticed the hulking figure in the corner turn its head, and stare at them with glowing crimson eyes. When the first shot was fired did the hulk charge at Orpa; the clawed strike making him reel back eight meters and making him fall prone. After that, it was clear what the hulk was: An albino furless wookiee the size of a rancor covered in disfiguring scars, and harboring eyes whose sentience gave way permanently to primal hunger and rage. They had found Darth Rasseran, the Captain of the Sarvak’s Shield.
Il’yena led the charge by breaking everyone’s shock at what they’re seeing. Corporal Reiss Vingen and Harun Palkai both took several blows from his massive claws while everyone took a swing at him. His fight with Harun demonstrated that his claws could block lightsaber blows. It seemed each time he was attacked, he had the means to strike back immediately and harshly. Thinking fast, the Jensaari Warlock and Tafin both sedated Rasseran enough that he fell unconscious. To everyone’s horror, they noticed his wounds regenerate quickly. The others took advantage of that pause by repositioning themselves. Orpa voiced that if he is a beast, then perhaps by taunting him, he would go after someone else.
At that moment, Visase, Orwell, and the remaining forces arrived and got into position.
When Rasseran came to, he fully healed up; even fighting off 63-RM’s poison. In the ensuing battle. Visase took several hits from Rasseran. But before Rasseran landed the finishing blow, Orpa shot at Rasseran, and dared him to come after him. As he lunged at Orpa, Orwell and Harun both took a swing at him while he ordered the other Eisley Corsairs to shoot him. All that pent of rage tore Orpa apart, before Rasseran stuck Orpa’s body into his mouth and devoured him. The act of eating replenished Rasseran’s wounds immensely, before he started eating the horrified Mon Calamari beside him.
63-RM explained to the Ackbar’s Hand that the unknown poison they got was specifically built to dull a midichlorian’s connection to the Force. With that knowledge, the Hand dipped their serrated disks in the poison before throwing them at Rasseran; giving him a dose or two of poison.
63-RM and the Hand would then work harder to amplify the doses and apply more to make sure it does affect Rasseran as he rampaged; eventually devouring forty Mon Calamari in total.
The Eisley Corsair named Monk explained to Il’yena that Orpa did keep a parting gift on him. When Monk pushed the detonator, Rasseran’s gut exploded outward, showering those in front of him with gore and organs. Il’yena managed to toss a knife into Rasseran’s stomach as the Dark Side of the Force pulled his body back together; making his innards slither back in place inside of him. Visase sensed the whole procedure, and confirmed that Rasseran had achieved so much power in the Dark Side that it shattered his mind.
Despite the disgusting display, the battle continued, even with the Jen’saari Krogguss nearly dying by having both his arms ripped off. Orwell proceeded to handle Rasseran’s attacks; which slowed down as 63-RM’s poison affected him all the more.
Eventually, 63-RM identified that Rasseran’s midichlorians no longer felt the Force; negating his incredible feats of regeneration. It was then only a matter of time before Rasseran fell. Orwell chopped off his monstrous claw. As Rasseran howled in pain did Monk lay the killing blow with a shot that came into his mouth, and exiting out from his brain.
The Corsairs announced without skipping a beat that they were going to plunder the vault, while Il’yena stepped outside. From the bridge, Il’yena saw a man dressed in a manner like a clown calling to her from the holoprojector on the Bridge. Il’yena made way, and the two exchanged words, with Il’yena mostly attempting to insult and get a rise out of him. Eventually, the man told Il’yena his name; Darth Maccus, along with all of his other titles that he claims to not really care about too much. Eventually the rest of the party arrived. After Maccus learned of Kale’zen’dreuoll’s and Polis’ fates after killing Yari Kebata did he reveal what Shendi Yosk was going to do. Orwell asked if she was Maccus’ puppet to which Maccus answered “no”. According to him, she was easy to corrupt to the dark side, and he wanted to make their effort in the conflict interesting too; but that he may have been too successful with Yosk.
Maccus encouraged the party to go and save Luftha Xor’s family, because they are innocent. Because now, Yosk will stop at nothing to ensure the wellbeing of her nation. With a “Toodles”, Maccus logged out; leaving the party to deal with the mess, and the tied up Commander of the Sarvak’s Shield in the corner as well.