Star Wars: Rebirth

The Fight for Autonomy

With the final notes of the broken piano fading to silence over the corpse of Darth Mantis, Polis tore Mantis’ arm off to view the markings on his hand represent his station as a Sith (Equivalent to the Jedi Knight, but in the Sith Order instead). At that point, Zendral voiced his concerns for the newly reprogrammed droid Hukmech, since he never reactivated his shields before sending him down to face down all of the guards. Polis and Kader volunteered to go with Zendral, while the others checked the northernmost door.

Zendral, Polis, and Kader when they went downstairs witnessed the carnage of numerous Xor guards littered against the walls, along with some of them still being in the walls along with thrown tables. Hukmech was now facing off against what looks like the guard captain, while being shot at by the other guards from the bunk room, and from the other submarine docks.

The others went through the north door to find that they had arrived in what looks like the guest bedroom hallway, covered in finery and with security droids. Ostek managed to disable two of the droids with a well timed Ion grenade, while the others managed to pull through.

Meanwhile, Kader and Zendral were doing the bulk of the mop-up, while Polis closed in on the guard captain. Polis lept over Hukmech, but his footing was just a little too off to give a perfect strike. Hukmech finally laid an awesome blow onto the guard captain, by which point Polis finished him off with a well timed stab through the chest while he flew into the wall.

With the last of the mooks killed, Zendral and Kader took to repairing Hukmech while Polis rushed back up the stairs to assist.

But with the security droids defeated upstairs, the party searched the rooms, where Visase stood face to face with Yari Kebata; the Secretary of Dac, and formerly its president, huddled fearfully on his bed. When confronted by Visase about him being an esteemed guest to Xor, Yari spoke to her about the sacrifices he, and Oskel, and all the others made for Dac, in order to keep their autonomy as the One Sith brings the galaxy under one rule. Visase commented about how so many on Dac have given up, but then used the droids Ostek had reprogrammed to keep Yari under surveillance, while the party reunited with a quickly repaired Hukmech in tow.

The party then went through the south door, and pummeled the smarter and better equipped droids in the power room. After their defeat, Zendral took out his probe droid, and interfaced it with the computer terminal at the end of the room, and got a glimpse of the power patterns within the rest of the mansion. According to those currents, they would likely find where Luftha Xor and his escape route would be, if they went through the eastern door…

The Formal Electrical Jizz Music Show by Darth Mantis

With barely enough time to dry themselves off, did the mansion’s defenses activate. Four electrical turrets sprang from the floor, zapping the party with electricity; using their own water logged bodies against them. It took some time to destroy them, but Zendral and Ostek managed to disable one, and Zendral made it work for them instead.

From the southern door did multitudes of Xor’s guards come out, opening fire upon Zendral, before Kader forced the door closed and disabling any means of opening it.

Meanwhile to the north, an odd droid wearing formal attire standing in a room covered in coats began to aggressively make moves. Ostek made the suggestion to disable the droid, known as Hukmech, and use it against Xor; using the logic that Xor likely had a small army inside the mansion, and they would need as much of an army as possible. Through carefully whittling it down, including taking down its shields; they knocked Hukmech offline.

The eastern door that opened up led the way into the dance hall, populated by Sith Trainees. As the battle between them ensued however, Taral, Kader, and Visase all ended up being struck by nightmarish and twisted visions, involving a masked being with crimson eyes staring at them that shook them up at their core.

By the time that Xor’s guards broke through the door, did Hukmech get reprogrammed and repaired. The guards didn’t enjoy their freedom for long, since Hukmech immediately pulverized them, and the guards further within.

Soon after were the Sith trainees dispatched one by one. One of them amusingly, with Taral correcting his form before being dispatched.

When the last of them were on their last legs, did the music in the corner of the room begin to play. It’s like Jizz music, but far more downtrodden, and despair inducing. When the last trainees finally perished did the source of those twisted visions appear; as a verpine covered in black armor and whose face was covered in a dark mask known as Darth Mantis.

He and the tables and instruments levitated in the air, soon the battle was joined. At first, the party piledrived him, knocking him down to near unconsciousness; before he disappeared, only to reappear recovered from his conditions; but not from his wounds. He struck Orwell, Visase, Taral, and Polis with several table strikes, before Orwell got tired of the music. Orwell couldn’t reach the piano-like instrument, so he threw it, and got it lodged into it. It kept the music’s effects from being so strong, while the rest of the party took turns at taking him down. Even Polis and Visase did some incredible jumping stunts, but they couldn’t quite hit him in midair.

On his death throes did he reappear near Orwell to view the spectacle of where Visase had used grenades to blow up the other instruments. In anger, Mantis attempted to kill Orwell with his own axe in some way, but it was never realized; because Orwell had overpowered Mantis’ attempt at using the force, but using his own force to crash the piano-like instrument into Mantis; before crushing him further with it and his Arg’garok; ending Mantis’ life.

Orwell then patched up Polis, Visase, and Taral with his first aid while Zendral recalled his own scouting droid was in his pocket; to discover it had survived being waterlogged. Orwell took Mantis’ lightsaber while Visase took the others as evidence.

Visase voiced she wanted to try the north door. On the other hand, it sounds like Hukmech is having the time of his life in the lower levels. Yora is certain that she has dispatched the guards that escaped the doomed dock.

The party will soon decide on how to go further into Xor’s mansion soon.

We're In (the) Deep-

Taral’s piloting was proven time and again, evading the ranger’s torpedoes as the submarine made way to the Verdant Abyss. Upon going inside did the rangers start up their sonar signals; the same ones to awaken and rile up the leviathan from earlier on. Armed with the knowledge they collected from the ranger station, the party soon happened upon that one leviathan that they saw earlier, with a jaw that went agape to the width of the abyss with a back of tentacles so big, a suction cup was the size of the submarine.

Kader went straight for the hardware of the computer, rather than into the program itself, declaring he doesn’t know a thing about computers. He then spliced some cables together, and got the correct sonar frequency to normally neutralize the monster, but due to conflicting frequencies did the monster’s manner become confused, and instead began to thrash all over the abyssal walls. Taral managed to stun the monster to make its motions sluggish, allowing him to bypass it unharmed.

The frequencies kept permeating the depths, even when the party noticed a bright light in the middle of the darkness. Yora Keitha stated that bright lights in the darkest depths is a bad sign, and that its source is often hideous. The party soon noticed two smaller lights at their flanks, and soon did they also notice all of the tendrils of mucus laden eggs stewn about the abyss like cobwebs. Making a gamble, the party made their signal muddle with the ranger’s, and make it seem friendly instead. This made the ugly angler-fish-esque leviathan wary, but non-aggressive. Taral invoked upon the Dark Side to instill the monster with fear of the sonar harming her children. With what seemed to be great success did the leviathan turn towards whence the party came in, before proceeding forward.

Just about when the party came across the next leviathan did the sonar from the rangers stop. By using their own sonar did they bypass the third and fourth leviathans. Visase sensed that the third leviathan lived within the abyssal walls peering through submarine sized holes in wait. The fourth which was blocking the way in before it got that the party was friendly looked like a terrible hybrid between a slug and a starfish; with a long body, but whose sizes were like a starfish’s arms; some of whom branched out over the ceilings, walls, and the floor into other bodies. Polis and Orwell both declared they hated the ocean after that.

At the fifth leviathan did the sonar begin again, causing a cluster of colossal barnacle-like colonies taste the water with tendril-like tongues for food. They were glued to the walls, ceilings, and floor, and some collected into colonies. Polis launched all five loads of torpedoes into the field of them while Taral blared the ship through after Kader muddled with the sonar signal a little.

As the barnacle monsters ate its own remains from the torpedo payloads did the party find Luftha Xor’s palace. A message immediately came up asking for a password. After Kader gave it did permission get granted for them to dock in the submarine bay.

Upon unloading was it announced that the party were intruders, and the guards began to fire at them. At the end of the submarine bay were there two Sith trainees of Mon Calamari origin who immediately took their lightsabers, and then plunged them into the bay’s floor and began cutting. Visase used the Force to blare across the bay within six seconds while wasting a guard along the way. Polis galloped to the other side, and so soon did Taral blaze to the edge, where the three of them attacked the trainees en masse, while the others stayed behind to finish the guards.

It was when the trainees announced for the submarines to depart and do their part to destroy the bay that the situation got more tense. At first, it was only the Jedi’s and Polis’ feet that got wet. Then it turned waist deep as the hole to the abyss became wider; flooding more water inside. When the submarine’s torpedoes began their barrage did Yora call for everyone to get to the door. Polis advised the Jedi to cut open the door leading from the docking bay and into the interior, believing it to be shielded from water, the same way an open hangar in space is shielded from the vacuum of space. Visase and Taral began to cut, but Visase’s grip was stifled by the water welling up beneath her feet. Taral then managed to cut it the rest of the way when the water fully submerged him.

Orwell spent his time cutting through guards, even as the water rose around him. Yora demanded for Ostek to help Orwell, but Orwell gave off a series of harsh grunts, betraying his desire to take the guards out first.

Kader managed to dive into the water, grab a handhold, and then toss himself through the opened door. Soon, Visase and then Ostek got through, followed by Zendral after Yora dove into the water after him. Visase grabbed Taral from inside, and then dragged him in, while Orwell swam inside after skewering the last guards within range. With Polis sinking under the weight of his armor did Yora pull him up and into the palace itself.

The party escaped just in time, as the bay soon tore out from its place from the torpedo barrage from the submarines, for it to fall freely to the abyssal floor where the barnacle leviathans are.

After the party caught their breath did they find themselves in the midst of the viper’s nest, where they now must find Luftha Xor within…

Ranger Station Disorientation

With the submarine’s signal disguised as a school of fish, Orwell came up with a magnificent plan. By using an uncomfortable pitch on the sonar, the submarine could redirect a pod of Whaladon towards the ranger station, along with all the lifeforms living within the nearby reefs. They would then ride within the swarm and stay out of the sensors of the ranger’s submarines, and then sneak past them when they arrived at the ranger station.

With Taral piloting the submarine around a rock, they came to be in the perfect position to try Orwell’s idea, and it worked. Whole droves of fish, eels, the whaladon, and even some Moappa had all got caught up in the swarm on the way to the ranger’s station. These Moappa seemed benevolent and if Taral’s feelings were right, Force sensitive. After instilling the party with clarity, they rode the swarm to the ranger’s station, where they took the rangers completely by surprise.

Ostek was commissioned to crack the security door from the submarine bay and into the operations room. In the operations room, they found ten rangers busy as their computers. When one of them noticed Polis draw out his Vibrotrident did they trigger the alarm.

Visase made an off-hand remark about the lengths the rangers went for money, but one of them insisted it wasn’t about that.

The fight was quick and brutal, where Taral and Visase worked in tandem with their lightsaber strikes, Polis skewering rangers like a fisherman would with fish, while Kale’zen’dreuoll and Kader shot at them with their rifles. Orwell chucked a heavy table at two of them at their computer stations, killing both rangers.

When it was down to one ranger, Visase and Polis almost killed him when Orwell came in to interrogate. The ranger told Orwell that he’ll need to get past the computer and then called him a Rancor-faced cretin. This led to a slow and painful death with Orwell breaking his shoulders followed by his neck in a snapping motion.

With the other ranger submarines on their way back to the ranger station, the party only had so much time to gather information. Kader took a datapad with him to scan later, while Kale’zen’dreuoll used his probe droid to interface with the monitors, where he eventually got all that he needed.

An old guidelog to the ranger job gave away much, such as the real reason for the Verdant Abyss being a Galactic Wildlife Preserve, as well as maps of how to navigate the depths of the abyss, and where the leviathans lived. The one who wrote the guide, Azard Xor promised the rangers a life of comfort for cooperating with him in this “high honors” guard job, and also spoke of the leviathans as being gifts to him from his father’s benefactors. The guide was also about 500 years old.

After getting the guide, the party jumped back into the submarine and made way to the abyss. Taral had to dodge out of the way of a rock, but the dodging sadly attracted the attention of the rangers who are now speeding towards his location as he makes way back to the Verdant Abyss itself…

The Verdant Abyss Ranger Betrayal

After recalling both Eroll Skav and Vass’inum’niche from their position at Lohil’s Manor, Eroll returned with a handful of legal and personal documents “just in case”. While Thirra comforted the scared Slith; Hemeri’s mother, did Admiral Shendi Yosk summon the party to her quarters.

While the party got ready, Verin got to processing what was in Lohil’s documents, while complaining about how he finds Law to be boring, and that he can’t read Mon Calamari. He explained that he and Henea would like to leave the ship for a time. But with the Xor Family striking back, he seems to understand the stakes.

In Admiral Yosk’s quarters, she explained that the party needs to go immediately to the Verdant Abyss, and investigate the claims of Xor’s manor within. They will pay the rangers around it a surprise visit, and they will help in the search. They will go to Hikahi City’s Seaport, and from there, they will meet one of the Navy who will brief them further.

With that, the party made way back to Hikahi City with Ostek in tow, where they met with a quarren Petty Officer named Yora Keitha, She spoke about how they were submarine trainees, and how she was going to teach them how to use one.

Inside of the naval submersible, Yora spoke what she knew of the mission while Taral piloted the submarine to the Verdant Abyss. Passing by many beautiful sights, Zendral commented on the Sith’s planetwide poison, and how it’s amazing it was once dead. Yora responded by describing the recovery from that time, but that there is still much more work. Jedi Grandmaster Dalbar wrote about how the sight of Dac’s ocean floor brought tears to his younger self’s eyes when he beheld it.

After a couple hours, Taral descended down deep, to where the light conditions were as if it were night. Ahead, he could see a gorge that grew pitch black as it went deeper.

A ranger contacted the party, and they explained to them their need to investigate the Verdant Abyss. The rangers claimed that no mansion was there, but that they would help search. Zendral tried to convince them that they could help with their security, but they insisted that they were ok and that their Rangers could handle it.

Sending an escort of several craft, they were to accompany the party within the abyss, and emit a signal that would get louder the closer they are to ranger craft so as to ensure not getting lost.

When the party descended, and turned within the abyss, the signal was just as loud as it was before they went in, and the rangers weren’t following. Kader then spoke up about something not being right, and then Taral flashed the lights in front of him, noticing a twinkle. The twinkle was off of the monster’s eye, and its jaw was as wide as the abyssal opening as it slinked up to the submarine. Its malevolence was clear even to the non force sensitive. Ostek freaked out, while Taral launched a torpedo into its eye; just as it started to suck them into its jaw.

The diversion worked, and the creature expelled the water coming inside, making the submarine go faster. Meanwhile, Zendral and Kader rerouted the torpedo power to the engines.

Just as Taral reached up to the abyssal surface did the rangers fire torpedoes into the sides of the abyss, dropping massive rocks down. While Taral’s newfound speed was nice, he still had to slow down enough to not get hit by boulders; but still enough to catch the attention of the rangers.

They soon fled as the rangers fired homing torpedoes. To keep them away, the escape pods were fired, intercepting the torpedoes. Ostek was tasked in hacking the homing mechanism which eventually destroyed 5 of the ranger’s submarines. Yora kept quiet through the whole ordeal, staying out of it, while Orwell gave suggestions. Orwell was frustrated that there was little he could do here.

Finally, Ostek broke the radar on the nearby ranger’s craft, and then changed his signal to register that of fish in the area. Kader also had rerouted power from the escape pods to the torpedoes, bringing the torpedo system back online.

The next plan is to try to sneak in without alerting the rangers. Without knowing a ranger station, it might be too risky to do anything more. With that, the party prepared themselves for their return, hoping they won’t have to deal with that Leviathan again…

Luftha Xor Strikes Back!

After Shendi Yosk looked at the evidence, and watched the recordings did she declare that the time of Hemeri’s trial has come in between her ruminating over how horrible Oskel Karbor really was.

After receiving word from her investigation team that Infinite Depths CEO Natmar Smers got arrested, and their findings of some very damning evidence did Shendi receive one more message on her datapad; one from Darth Maccus.

After exchanging words, Maccus warned that party that Luftha Xor is getting worried and is making his moves. He also explained that he was the guy who was controlling Dac’s government, and that he could be anywhere on Dac. He has a mansion in the Verdant Abyss area on Dac, but is likely preparing to hide elsewhere.

That was when Polis roared into Maccus’ holoprojected face about how he will kill him. Maccus paid little heed. Before Maccus could say his goodbyes was the holoprojector turned off on him.

At that point, Shendi and the party deliberated about a course of action for finding Luftha Xor. Zendral spoke about how they could get the rangers of the Verdant Abyss in on looking for the mansion, since it was on illegal real estate, with the Abyss itself being a Galactic Wildlife Refuge. Shendi tasked the party with bringing Luftha Xor back alive while she prepared for the trial ahead.

Zendral requested Ostek make a program to gather the camera feed around the Verdant Abyss. Before he could continue though, Ostek sent the party a feed from his cameras at Infinite Depths, revealing numerous Quarren wearing worker’s jackets packing up the fancy security droids beneath HQ. Ostek hacked a police security droid to follow the convoy the quarren were loading the droids into, when the explosions rang out; causing the quarren to scramble for their blasters. From the rooftops and the buildings were Mon Calamari shooting at them. Zooming in on their garb, it was clear that the Mon Calamari were wearing Goruhad’s Cross on their persons.

The party hurried to The Nest to get as quickly as possible to the scene. Verin reminded the party that he and the other crew were ready to help in whatever way they can, since Ostek appraised him on the situation with the Xor family, and likely Oskel Karbor’s deeds as well.

Visase ordered for Eroll Skav and Vass’inum’niche to go to Lohil’s location to guard him, while Orwell told Verin that he, and the two Droideka can protect the ship. Verin wasn’t sure, but he said he would try anyways.

The party arrived at the big seaglass statue of Oskel Karbor to see police roving the area intensely. One officer confronted the party, only for the party to display their naval badges, allowing them entry into the scene.

The policeman explained that so far, it was a firefight involving the criminal organization known as Goruhad’s Cross, and the workers at Infinite Depths.

When they met up with Police Chief Nashac, he gave little information, aside from pointing out a surviving quarren worker, and a surviving and captured Goruhad’s Cross member.

Orwell went to check on the worker’s condition, where he was cupping at a wound. A nearby officer told Orwell to stay away until professional help came by, only for Orwell to knock the gangster out when the gangster refused help. Despite going against orders, the officer did nothing to Orwell while he treated a blaster wound while noting a tattoo that had the letter Xesh surrounded in tentacles curving right at a 72.5 degree angle.

The Chief didn’t look very comfortable with the party doing the investigations, but he followed orders.

The symbol was found on all of the other quarren. When Visase interviewed the Goruhad’s Cross member after his bones were manually fit back into place by Orwell did he clarify the symbol. It was as the party suspected, it was the symbol belonging to the Xor family.

Visase then made a deal with the gangster, that he would do his part to make a truce with her and to cooperate with locating Luftha Xor in exchange for him being pardoned for his deeds in that scene.

Meanwhile, Zendral had salvaged a single combat droid from the wreckage, and then reprogrammed it to not attack him or those around him.

Ostek then sent another message, detailing how Yun reported that Slith was attacked by thugs, but that Simon made quick and brutal work of them; and then when Eroll Skav and Numni found Lohil, they found him on the floor of his home bleeding out of his throat.

Orwell was rushed into a police cruiser to get to the scene to rescue Lohil. Visase memorized that officer’s face, and then detected his surface thoughts. She then let him go without a word.

Orwell arrived at Lohil’s house to find Eroll Skav keep pressure on his throat. He explained that Numni is looking for the assassin. Orwell then stopped the bleeding, and then stitched Lohil back together. Miraculously, Lohil came to, but only barely. Orwell picked him up, and then Orwell ordered Eroll to search the mansion for anything important. Eroll agreed, while Orwell made way back to the scene.

Taral in the meanwhile had spoken to Yun Brodal, and he relayed that Slith was ready to try The Nest instead of her apartment for her safety.

After Visase relieved Chief Nashac of investigating the scene on Naval orders did she also demand that he relinquish all information they collected on the case.

With Nashac ordering the officers to clean the scene up did the party make way back to The Nest…

Blood Everywhere on the Dance Floor

The following day, Captain Ikmon called the party to the bridge to brief them on Oskel’s old yacht; The Drifting Maiden. The Drifting Maiden has been detected letting in passengers, and now Ikmon wants for the party to do what they can to retrieve whatever evidence is on board, and make whatever arrests need to be made while all the fish are in one barrel.

Ikmon spoke of the transport pilot sending them to the Yacht who is a friend of him and Hemeri, and is a Quarren named Volk-Un. The party was certain that there was going to be a firefight, so they psyched up for it.

Volk-Un waited for the party in his transport that he called The Volk’s Wagon. His pilot’s suit sleeves were rolled up, revealing the tattoo of a gizka on his shoulder, and he was smoking a cigarillo that he stomped out when the party approached.

When introductions were given, Volk-Un let the party on board before he sped out and then blasted power-stone music. Volk-Un mentioned over the noise that the yacht was apparently outside of Dac, so it was in intergalactic space. Despite all the fancy tricks he was pulling off with the transport, nobody on board was caught by surprise, making Volk-Un how they got so acclimated to crazy driving. The party gave him stories, even as the yacht made it closer.

Taral initiated communication with the yacht, demanding to board on grounds that the Navy needed to inspect the vessel. The responder to the message was a Mon Calamari man dressed in finery named Mirthro “Slug” Jorlon who accepted the order graciously. The party then prepared for battle. Especially Orwell was itching for one.

When the party got on board, they entered into the dance hall where numerous patrons and a few politicians were now looking in their direction. At the other end was a wiry looking Mon Calamari named Holbyl “Squirm” Burun, and at the end was a scarred and mean looking Quarren named Kalkhar “Jolly” Orgel. At that moment, Mirthro announced that the event was a private party; and so the patrons pulled out their blaster pistols, and the politicians began to back out of the room.

As the scene unfolded, it was clear the smells within the room was having an effect on the minds on the party. Kader somehow wasn’t bothered by it at all, while Zendral and Visase braced for it. Nevertheless, the battle soon came after.

Kader shot a politician without realizing he didn’t have a weapon, but the other patrons were taken out quickly. Taral didn’t manage to get a good enough hit on his target at first, but made up for it in the next swing. Mirthro had a remote that was intensifying the aroma, and calling guard droids to come over. Meanwhile, Holbyl shot at Orwell after he cleaved through several patrons demanding everyone focus on him.

Holbyl didn’t account for Polis’ arrival, as he was soon stuck through all over with his vibrotrident. Holbyl even tossed acid grenades at Polis, but Polis shrugged off most of the punishment, be he under the soothing aroma’s effects or not. He was certainly in a better mood than usual.

Meanwhile, Kalkhar drew out two Vibroknives that, after he stabbed Orwell with them, was found out that he had coated them in poison. Orwell’s condition dwindled rapidly, causing him to have to duck out of the fray, and cure himself with his own First Aid Training. Despite that, the other patrons focused on Orwell, and Orwell eventually succumbed to the beating, only to get up again eventually to mostly help treat Taral’s, and then Visase’s poison.

Meanwhile, Mirthro had been shot clean through the head by Zendral’s blaster pistols. Visase tried to make a tumble for the remote, only for Kalkhar to stab her in the bicep, and inject more of that poison into her. Visase couldn’t make left from right about the remote.

Meanwhile, Kalkhar managed to poison Taral as well, but after a round of focus fire, Kalkhar succumbed to a blaster shot from Kader. To make a point, Orwell took his knives, and stabbed them in his eyes as he stirred; making him stir no more.

Taral demanded the other patrons stand down, and due to his presence, they did reluctantly.

Visase interrogated Holbyl in Mon Calamari, while Holbyl panicked in his weakened state. After stating her demands to take him in, Holbyl at first was surprised they were not going to kill him, but then something in him snapped. Soon, Holbyl announced that he would rather die than live with the fate they would bring to him. Then Holbyl pulled out an acid grenade that, despite Visase’s reflexes with her pistol set on Stun, detonated over his face, causing his face to melt as the acid burned through him. Orwell hobbled over to him and tried to do an emergency acid treatment, but his wounds were too much for him to get there before the acid ate into Holbyl’s brain.

The party ruminated that whatever it was must have been really bad, and they soon found out.

After arresting the surviving politicians and patrons, they found a large number of slave girls of Mon Calamari and Quarren origin within the yacht that they took back with them, along with four strongboxes left in the safe. After cracking the safe’s security, they took the strongboxes, and paid especially big attention to Oskel’s where a number of images displaying him in varied acts lacking of moral and legal integrity, along with trophies wrapped up with each picture. Then with it was a holocron, with all of those sickening acts recorded in the flesh with all of the sounds. At the end of the recording, a large Quarren with his face shadowed stated;

“Let this be our bond together, that everything we do will be together.”
“Betray this bond, and all will come to light”
“Stick with us, and you will get fortune beyond your wildest dreams”
“We can now be friends, Oskel Karbor”
“And you, friends with the Xor Family”

After taking what they can, with Polis and Zendral scrapping the guard droids that Zendral got into a constant loop of disarm and rearm, they had a quiet trip back with Volk-Un; leaving the yacht behind, to return to the Ackbar’s Honor.

Breaking Into Infinite Depths HQ

After scraping the brains off of the sole of his armor, Polis follows the rest of the group to the taxi terminus where they transport themselves to a giant park with the centerpiece being a large statue of Oskel Karbor made of sea glass surrounded by vibrant gardens and aquariums.

The party then got together and reviewed the plan for getting the information. The plan was for Orwell to come in wearing an outfit befitting of Dac and then making a ruckus while Ostek Fahar would follow in shortly after and scout the area out as he could and plant Zendral’s spy droid within.

Thinking of a contingency plan, they thought of using the Detonite they found off of the Goruhad’s Cross goons to distract the security, and/or perhaps frame those guys for the deed. Polis improved off of the plan, but in the end, it was agreed upon to just stick to plan A, and not make the trial hearing worse than it would be.

So Orwell got his cast on, and then wandered into the Infinite Depths HQ. Ostek followed soon after.

After waiting about five minutes, Orwell was dragged out by heavy duty security droids. Soon after, Ostek walked out as well.

Orwell managed to knock out the biological guards with only one hand, but the droids proved to be more than that. While he did that, Ostek managed to plant the droid in the bathroom, but had little time for opportunity for anything else.

Exiting out, Ostek led the party to a dive bar he knew about and to grab something to eat. Returning, Ostek was a little more tipsy than he would have liked to be, but nonetheless, the party got in business.

Orwell, Polis, and Kader mostly stood back while the others commented as to where the droid should go. While they worked on the droid, Kader managed to convince a wandering couple to go the other way due to them “investigating”.

Zendral’s droid on the other hand found its way down in the basement where it found a large computer terminus surrounded by battle droids. Zendral then controlled the droid to go the opposite way.

When the droid found the reception room, he found that the receptionist droid was offline. So, the droid cracked its programming, waking it from its charging state, learning the passwords for the basic employee areas, and shut off all alarm protocols.

When the party entered, the droid even greeted them.

Making way up the elevator, Polis fell out of focus for a moment, before coming to when they made it to the 75th floor.

In front of an ornate sliding door, Zendral undid the mechanisms while Ostek did what he could to get the passwords in for the main door, and get past the eye-scanner as well. It took Taral’s intervention, and the intervention of Visase and Zendral for Ostek to reprogram the eye-scanner to take only his eye without triggering the alarm from the main terminus.

Getting into CEO Natmar Smers’ office and computer was easy after that. Ostek input the passwords into his computer, while everyone else looked around the ornamented and luxurious office space; with Visase noting that one of the pictures on his desk is the same as the one found on the floor of the Mon Calamari Ambassador’s Shuttle’s floor.

Ostek then leaned back and held in the urge to barf, but he exclaimed how sick it was. The party was pleased with the finding, with Zendral calling it a “Smoking Blaster”. Ostek downloaded the contents of Natmar’s computer onto his datapad before the party decided to leave behind a scene for the police to discover and investigate; wanting to do it legally.

Zendral scrambled up the communicatiors he had to make it seem like they were coming from another source, while Visase and Polis planned out the “battle scene”, where they shot up the bottom lobby, and then programmed the reception droid to act in accordance to it.

By the time the party left, the police was encroaching.

Back on the Nest, they announced to Shendi Yosk that they wanted to talk with her in person about their findings.

Back on the Ackbar’s Honor, Shendi Yosk explained that she found the findings to be damning that the likes of Infinite Depths are in league with the Sith, but now they need to see how far it goes.

The party decided to look to get more information from Oskel’s yacht, which is now in the hands of one known as Mirthro Jorlon, who seemed to have been a good friend of Oskel Karbor, and was implied to have done some very very bad things…

To Fathom Infinite Depths & Goruhad's Cross

After pouring over the countless documents given to them by the law library, E5 announced that Kale’zen’dreuoll got a delivery.

After getting a plasteel crate from a labor droid on wheels, Kale’zen’dreuoll unboxes it to reveal an orb shaped droid with multiple limbs hanging out of it, before it all folded seamlessly into it.

Zendral then spent the rest of his time explaining the function of the droid, while the others questioned what he is trying to do with it. In short, the droid would sneak through the little places in the Infinite Depths office, and do some limited data relaying while having the ability to do some mechanical manipulation. It’s way of hiding is fascinating, as it takes on the colors of its environment nearby too.

The party in between a lot of banter formulated a plan. During the day, they would distract the office. Orwell will come in with his arm in a sling, and with bruises all over. He’ll create some chaos, posing as a gamorrean worker, and likely hurting some guards. While doing so, the others will scan the parts of the office that aren’t too much trouble getting into. One of them will plant the droid in an air vent, or some out of the way place.

Then when night comes, the stealth team will come in, activate the droid, and then try to get at the information on Natmar Smers’ computer. The others will make sure there isn’t too much security if they can’t take them out quietly.

Ostek Fahar was requested to get access to Infinite Depths’ cameras with his slicing skills, while Vass’inum’niche was requested to be on the stealth team.

After Polis gave Orwell a convincing disguise (Punched him a lot and hard), and after the others have taken away the outfits they normally wore, the party made way to Infinite Depth’s HQ with Visase going as her old Grey Witch persona.

Along the way to the taxi terminal, the party was stopped by a single Mon Calamari named Rokahai who wielded a Vibrotrident. Recognizing Visase, he explained that he will never forgive them for killing his brother, and that the Goruhad’s Cross never forgives transgressers. After saying a choice piece about one named Embrul, the battle was joined.

The only injury the party took involved Orwell having his abdomen stabbed with a vibrotrident.

Zendral electrocuted an entire row of thugs in the windows with his Zapper Gun, while Kader and Numni both took out the other row of them with their weapons. Ostek ran from the fight and hid.

Taral cleaned much of the thugs on the ground, while Visase finished off a cluster of them with a grenade, while Orwell dealt much of the debilitating damage to Rokahai. Polis managed to chuck him into one of his own thugs, killing the thug outright.

As the battle became grim for Rokahai, Rokahai demanded the remainders flee, while he reached for his armed Detonite. Seeing that move before, Visase sliced his hand off, while Polis jammed a vibrobayonet into his back, and then Orwell cut his organs loose from his body like a gruesome curtain.

Rokahai warned Visase that it isn’t over when he perishes, and that he will be avenged. Before he could speak more or expire, Polis stomped his head in, killing him and splattering his brains everywhere.

Ostek then came out of hiding, and explained that he will try and buy time and keep the Police from putting two and two together over what happened, so that they can continue to proceed towards Infinite Depth’s HQ…

Of Oskel Karbor's Connections

After having heard of their victory over Darth Maccus’ army on the Holonet via a news report, Yun Brodal, his droid, and also Simon all volunteered to look after Slith, and make sure no harm befalls her.

At the point when the party deliberated to go to the Golden Reef Cantina to find the source of the encrypted message, did Vass’inum’niche gets out of sick bay, back in her healthy condition. Zendral requested that she come with the party, while Sics’enuluo’hassiss worked on the task that Zendral asked of him.

The party arrived at a graffiti covered part of town that was more like a youth/hip area as opposed to a gang ridden one. Still, they found the Golden Reef Cantina where they stepped inside. Numni was commanded to get a drink and get a good vantage point, while the others received another message on their Datapad, telling them to go to the corner table of the bar away from the music stage near where the bar was.

There the party found a lone Mon Calamari who was young; about Hemeri’s age who greeted the party energetically, describing to them that he knew them, and that he helped to break the encryption blocking Dijiec the Hutt’s location from the others, and that he used to work for Tavish Brix as a slicer. Orwell soon made the Mon Calamari very uncomfortable, even telling him he will be sliced if he did something sudden. Orwell laughed, but the Mon Calamari wasn’t. He did introduce himself as Ostek Fahar however, and simply requested to join the party so that he can continue to put his slicing skills to use. That, and he was getting evicted. His only demand was a roof over his head and food on his plate. He also claimed to know of the party’s arrival by having hacked into the Dac Border Guard’s security network.

With a little hesitation, and perhaps not expecting such a friendly encounter, the party agreed to let him on board to take the last remaining bunk.

After that, Ostek made way to The Nest, while the rest of the party made way to Lohil’s mansion in the nice area of Hikahi City, where it looks over a vast coral reef.

After declaring intent of visitation to Lohil’s service droid did Lohil come out to welcome the party inside, before seating them in the living room overlooking the reef from the ocean floor. Lohil gave his story to them, that he was a childhood friend of Oskel Karbor, and it was when Oskel’s business got larger that he began to change fundamentally. Soon, Lohil found that there was no way he could even touch Oskel; as he is now connected to judges who would rule in his favor.

But Lohil stated that he felt sorry for Slith, and implied he likely felt more than just that for her as he noticed her having to hide her facial cuts and scars, and saying she fell down stairs, or some other excuse that just keeps on happening, and while having wounds that didn’t match what she stated caused it.

Kader got his hands on some Mon Calamari Liquor know as Sarmath, which is a dark blue drink that seemed to make him see blue out his good eye for a good five minutes as it rolls back, and has a salty alcoholic flavor.

Orwell and Polis repeated that Lohil’s behavior was cowardly- by not acting when he knows something is wrong, to which Lohil agreed with that.

Lohil was certain that the one called ‘Jolly’ was a member of the Xor Mafia, a family of Quarren who are still much at war with the Mon Calamari as is traditional for them since ages past, who he is sure would hold enough influence to change how a judge rules. But he didn’t feel that was the full picture either.

Then Zendral recommended he be Hemeri’s attorney when the trial comes up, to which Lohil accepted would be best given his past as a coward, and perhaps set things right. Lohil also provided the name of a law librarian named Farzik who will give them Oskel’s Last Will and other documents, likely without it going around the grapevine to an unsavory location.

With the last of the questions answered, Lohil gave the party his contact information, and then once the party walked out, E5 noted Ostek’s arrival and that “the brats” are awake now.

Zendral, Numni, and Kader all made their way to the Law Library and met up with Farzik, who excitedly gave them the information on Oskel’s last will, and at Zendral’s behest, all of the documents Oskel is connected to as well; which was a big long list.

Meanwhile, the others had returned to The Nest, and made sure Ostek found his way to his new bunk, while Thirra constantly asked him about her “Uncle Tavish” despite Ostek never having talked to her about that.

The others arrived to hear Henea yelling at Verin through the door. Once that was done, Henea stepped out of the door only to be stopped by Orwell. Orwell made Henea come with him inside to see Verin looking bummed while slumped over the bed. Orwell told Verin he understood where he came from, but he was still foolish, and if he had told Orwell he was going to try to undergo something dangerous like take corruption into his own body, that he should let him, or the Jedi know first. When Orwell positioned himself in a hugging position, Verin hesitated before he returned the gesture. Taral and Visase both emphasized again to consult them when it came to matters involving the Force.

Taral stated that he was feeling weakened, and that he would do it a thousand more times if necessary.

Thirra thanked Orwell for helping her fight her nightmares, and then Thirra then thanked Taral for taking away her nightmares and making sure her mother was at peace.

When Kader, Zendral, and Numni returned, Thirra was happy to see Kader and Zendral, but the sight of Numni about brought her to tears. Numni couldn’t look Thirra in the eyes.

With the group back together, they considered how they were going to get some hard evidence on Infinite Depths and Oskel Karbor. They figure that getting into their HQ would be a good idea. Ostek was tasked in getting into Infinite Depth’s systems, and perhaps even the Xor Mafia’s systems as well. Ostek needs a sample that is connected to the Xor network for him to get in however. Something like a datapad, or other tool…


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