New Jedi Academy

Mission to Mustafar
Time is short to stop the Sith

DATE: 9-1 13 ABY
PLANET: Yavin IV

Bryn Orriswas helping with some operational equipment repair after the recent attacks on the Praxeum and waiting, waiting for answers. Too many questions had arisen with the attack that occurred so recently. What was the cauldron that Dashell Rann, Kal-Do and Zes-Set talked about that was on top of the main ziggurat when they had to face off against the vile Vujak? From what Bryn had heard, after their encounter and saving the younger students both Vujak and the cauldron were not seen again. What was Maliss doing at an unknown dig site with the light freighter Gamora? What was the Kadist Blood Chalice of Ragnos? The computer at the dig site indicated that it was some old Holocron, but what secrets did it hold that pushed an army of warriors and dark side users to attack the Praxeum?

There were too many questions and answers were not going to come easily, but still Bryn wanted to know. As he was caught in his train of thought Bryn barley noticed his comm link signalling that he had an incoming call. It wasn’t until the fourth beep that he snapped out of his own thoughts and answered the call. It was Master Verock and Bryn needed to meet with him immediately at the docking bay. Bryn logged out of the console he was working from and jogged down to the docking bay, passing numerous soldiers and technicians working on repairing the ziggurat and talking of the massive attack against the Praxeum.

Arriving at the docking bay, Bryn saw Master Verock, Kyle Katarn and a large group of New Republic soldiers along with a handful of other Jedi Knights and even other students. He recognized Axel from a distance who was a very good duelist and in Bryn’s advanced class of students. Approaching the group Master Verock broke off from them and met Bryn a few meters away. “Bryn, I am glad you made it. We have a mission that is of up most importance and I think we can use some of your past to help us. We have need of planetary customs protocol and since you have a past working on a patrol ship that is information we need. I won’t lie to you, this mission is highly dangerous but it is necessary if we are to stop the Sith from what they might be trying to do.” Bryn looked confused, glancing once more at the large group of soldiers and force users near by who were all talking with each other. “How long do I have?” Bryn replied as he now realized he was not prepared at all for what might lay ahead. Master Verock responded, “You have an hour to get ready, we will be using Melor Keegs ship the Banshee with its retrofitted transponder code."

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Bryn ran to his room to gather his thoughts and possessions. While packing up his black advanced combat suit and blaster pistol he started wondering where they might be heading to and what it is they were after. It wouldn’t be long before all was made clear. Meeting back at the Banshee Bryn boarded up with the remaining soldiers and Jedi. As the ship took off and broke into orbit Kyle Katarn introduced Capatain Nathal of the New Republic as the head of the mission. Capatain Nathal told all the members present that they were heading to Mustafar, a volcanic world where an item called the Dihexic Engine resided under control of a dark force cult. There would be four teams that would each have a task to accomplish once they landed.

Alpha Squad was lead by Kharuugon, a large man who comes from the Jensaarai and wore a matte golden full armor and having amazing defense with his lightsaber. Kyle Katarn was leading Beta Squad and along with Alpha squad were going to land and search for the Dihexic Engine. Gamma Squad was going to be led by Captain Nathal himself. His task was to knock out ground based ion cannons so that a Mon Cal Cruiser can jump into the system once the Banshee had landed and engage an Imperial Star Destroyer. Lastly was Delta Squad which was to be led by Bryn himself. Their task was to knock out the communications tower so that the ground forces couldn’t link with the orbital battle that would ensue.

Other than Kharuugon and Katarn, there were four Jedi Knights: Mas Ultu, Fikirg Grundleer, Heprud Mongrod, and Zeigfus Anaklaus Hoogle. The students were Bryn, Mulrad, an advanced class telekinetic, Celeran Vard, an advanced class physical user, Axel, a human lightsaber duelist with a reputation, and lastly Camustoolan, a slightly younger healer.

During the 10 day journey Bryn spent a lot of time getting to know Delta Squad and going over what information they could get about there mission on Mustafar. Bryn also got to meet with Kharuugon who he found to be very intriguing. Not a Jedi, the Jensaarai walk a grey path between light and dark for they say that understanding the dark side is the next step unto watching out for it and being able to defeat it. They not only personalize their lightsaber like the Jedi do but all learn to personalize a set of armor which they also learn to attune to themselves. Kharuugon told me the ways of the Jensaarai and helped Bryn train on his lightsaber defenses. He also trained Bryn in the Dragon Exercise which is performed in full armor and lets the user become as comfortable in their armor as they would in a set of cloths and there for are able to sleep in their armor.

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DATE: 9-11 13 ABY
PLANET: Mustafar

Landing on Mustafar, all the squads broke off to engage in their own tasks. A very short time after leaving the hanger area a hover truck with a squad of soldiers spotted Delta Squad and pulled up to open fire, it was at this point that Bryn truly began to appreciate the abilities of Delta Squad. In the matter of 12 seconds all the enemy soldiers lay dead or disabled and Delta Squad and secured the vehicle for use. Bryn took the drivers seat and started heading towards the most direct path to the communications tower when a steady beeping alarm began to go off in the whole facility and red lights flashed slowly with the alarm. Bryn changed plans and began to floor the vehicle down a warehouse lane filled with moving crates. As they barreled down the lane they came around a corner to see another squad of soldiers blocking off the path, Bryn gave a simple order to Delta Squad to clear a path and in a few heartbeats enough blaster power to drop a tank ripped through the enemy unit. A few opposing blaster bolts knocked out the window of the vehicle but none of the squad had been touched. Continuing down towards the end of the lane another vehicle was stopped up ahead with a squad noticing the approaching Delta Squad. Bryn tried to increase the speed and ram the opposing hover truck but had to slow to take a turn around some crates and the impact was less than spectacular as he bumped into the enemies and rolled back. Thankfully Delta Squad acted fast and laid down enough fire to clear the path to the communications tower.

Communications tower

Approaching the tower Byrn noticed something on the ground right before the lane he was in entered the park that encircled the tower. It looked to be an anti vehicle stop so Bryn backed the vehicle up to it and ordered Delta Squad out to beat feet the rest of the way to the tower. A group of enemies were on top of the tower and began to rain fire down at the moving Delta Squad with an E-Web Blaster. Bryn ordered Delta Squad to do alternating covering fire and moved part of the group up while having a couple of the group hang back to take shots at the enemies. Delta Squad reached the base of the tower with minimal injury and added three more dead enemies to their list. Bryn had Thepus and Nadalulan set up satchel charges to the door and a loud detonation almost blew the doors cleanly apart, Bryn used his lightsaber to finish the job and entered the tower through the twisted pieces of metal which were left from the doors.

A small firefight broke out in the base of the tower against its defenders as Bryn pushed Delta Squad forward. Over his communications device Bryn heard a call coming in, “Bryn… This is Capta… Nathal. What is the…atus of the Comm tower.” Bryn replied his situation and knew that he needed to hurry. Breaking the team up, he left Mayythoosul and Thepus to clear the second floor while Teppa and Nadalulan cleared the third. Bryn took Nayday and Gippi up to the top to take care of the main antennas. It only took half a minute but with the firepower the small group had they were able to destroy a majority of the large equipment on top of the communications tower, completing their task. Bryn radioed back to Captain Nathal to inform him that the tower was down but got no reply, he then radioed back to the two other pairs from Delta Squad and still got no reply. Concern swept over Bryn but as he turned to take Naydau and Gippi back down the tower he was charged by an enemy.

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The battle was fast and brutal, the Sith charged at Bryn who was barely able to block the attack while the Sith’s two soldier body guards came up behind and flanked the Sith. Naydau and Gippi opened fire with their heavy blaster rifles and dropped the enemy soldiers as Bryn began to slash with his lightsaber and blast with his heavy blaster pistol at the dark Force user. Bryn ordered his two remaining Delta Squad members to check on the rest of the squad and to report back if they run into trouble. The Sith enemy entered into a dark rage, the dark side of the Force flowing through him as he kept slamming into Bryn with his dark red lightsaber. Bryn took a brutal slash across his armor but was able to sneak his heavy blaster pistol past the enemies defense to finish him off.

Rushing down the stairs Bryn ordered a status report from Delta Squad and heard that Gippi was under heavy fire from more soldiers. Bryn found the remains of a giant firefight over the forth and third level with numerous enemy soldiers lay dead while Gippi was barely standing and Mayythoosul was seriously hurt. Nadalulan lay dead and Bryn helped Gippi dispatch the last of the enemies in the room. Gippi hurried over and started helping Mayythoosul as Bryn asked for a quick medpac heal and told Gippi to do what he can and meet Bryn at the bottom of the tower. As Bryn passed the second floor he saw the bodies of Teppa and Thepus laying there and called back to Gippi to check on them when he can. Bryn heard a call from outside the tower… JEEEDDDIIIIII. Bryn caught his breath and exited the building to see what challenge laid before him next.

Walking across the park was a pale skinned humanoid with red hair pulled back into a top knot. The Sith yelled at Bryn, “I am Azrakel the Dark Warrior and you shall die like many other Jedi have died by my hand!” Bryn prepared to engage the warrior unsure about how this battle would go when something caught his eye, a cube hanging from the warriors waste… The Dihexic Engine! Bryn drew out his lightsaver and pistol and prepared as the warrior lit a double red lightsaber and charged. The fight was fast but brutal, Bryn was able to block the initial attacks from the charge and used his lightsaber to keep the warrior off balanced as he scored shots with his pistol. A mighty slash came across Bryn’s armor cutting deep and forcing Bryn back as the smell of burnt metals and composites rose to Bryn’s nose. Bryn was able to score another shot but the warrior came at him relentlessly, forcing Bryn to the ground slashing constantly against his lightsaber. As Bryn pushed back in futility watching the warrior’s red blade descend towards his neck he knew that this could possibly be his last sight. With a simple breath and a calming of his emotions Byrn let the Force flow through him and he looked up to the warrior’s face grunting, “I am not going to die today!” Bryn gave a heave and threw the warrior off him while spinning up off the ground to follow through with a slash and blast that left the warrior on the ground, motionless. Grabbing the Jedi artifact Bryn gathered himself back up and limped back through the doors of the communications tower.

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Bryn called for Delta Squad to move out and was disheartened to find that only Gippi, Mayythoosul and Thepus remained. They loaded up into the vehicle again and took the most direct way back to the shuttle port. As they were approaching the entrance to their docking bay, Bryn noticed a duel going on up ahead with Kharuugon who was evenly matched with another dark Force user. Bryn dropped off what remained of Delta Squad to assist the ship which was under assault as Bryn took off down towards Kharuugon. Kharuugon and the Sith were battle up on scaffolding over the lava of the planet below them as Bryn turned the hover truck around yelling for Kharuugon to come with him. Kharuugon responded that they still had not found the Dihexic Engine and that he has not heard from Captain Nathal or Katarn as he parried attacks from the Sith. Bryn realized there was not much he could do to help Kharuugon, so he shouted that he had the Engine and was about to drive back to the docking bay when the Sith lifted the truck into the air and smashed it into the ground leaving Bryn battered and bruised in an upside down hover truck.

Getting out of the wreckage, Bryn felt a healing Force move into him as Kharuugon shouted down “Mekthar!” An instance latter Kharuugon went plummeting down towards the lava as the Sith stood victorious and slowly turned towards Bryn before revealing a large lightsaber sticking from his chest and falling over backwards. Bryn saw another enemy soldier and Force user with red lightsaber drawn run up some nearby stairs farther down the road. It was time for Bryn to make a choice and he chose to help Kharuugon. Moving back to the downed vehicle for cover he took a well placed shot and blasted the soldier in the chest dropping the enemy to the ground. In response the Force user charged at Bryn slicing deep into the vehicle but missing Bryn entirely. Bryn connected with a slash from his lightsaber throwing the enemy off balance and open to a finishing shot from his heavy blaster pistol. Running to the edge of the road way Bryn saw Kharuugon slowly crawling towards the edge using only one arm. Kharuugon yelled for Bryn to get to the ship and leave but instead Bryn dropped down some synthetic rope and hauled Kharuugon up over the edge of the brim and got him standing. Bryn told Kharuugon to hurry back to the hanger as he started running to check on Delta Squad.

Moving into position with Delta Squad Bryn helped them push back to the Banshee and then gave them orders to cover Kharuugon and give medical attention as Bryn filled in Captain Nathal on the situation. No one had heard from Katarn and more enemies were on their way so the remains of the group had to leave. With the Force on their side, Kharuugon and Delta Squad were able to board the Banshee without any harm and the group took off into the atmosphere. Up ahead they saw the Imperial Star Destroyer broadsiding with a Mon Cal Cruiser. Captain Nathal jumped on the communications and told the Cruiser that the mission was accomplished and then the stars began to stretch as Melor Keeg jumped to lightspeed and back towards Yavin IV.

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Praxeum Attacked!

HEADLINE NEWS


NEWS NET REPORTING : REPUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES 14ABY


ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTING
WHERE : Yavin System
LOCATION : Yavin 4 Jedi Praxeum
WHO : Forces Unknown
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Forces Unknown have attacked the Jedi Praxeum on Yavin 4! What does this spell for the fate of the Republic? Citizens want to know. While there has been a great deal of success in the Republic’s efforts to help the Jedi order rebuild the possibility has been continually threatened. Are the Jedi capable of existing on there own or are the threats to their power too great. The Republic has relied in the Jedi for counsel and defense for thousands of years but has the Republic been committing too many of it’s scarce resources to resurrecting this ancient order? With the Republic’s rise to power from of the fall of Imperial tyranny can it truly afford to support the Jedi order…well that is what Senator Ramadal is going to propose at the next Senatorial committee on defense spending. With Republic coffers still weak as the Republic lends to Imperial separatists and funds resistance movements the relevance of the Jedi order will be called into question. Headline News and our affiliates extend our condolences to the innocent people that have fallen victim to yet another assault on Yavin 4 because of the dangerous situation the Praxeum has put more people in. Praxeum Jedi Master Ortik’Vael will be meeting with Senators in a week to discuss the situation.

- Headline News – Coruscant -
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Jedi Master Verock
In response to our efforts to get an interview :

“The Jedi order does not pose a threat to the Galaxy but defends it against the those that would plunge it into darkness or harm innocent people.”

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Jedi Knight Korfin
In response to the recent attack on Yavin 4 :

“The devastation unleashed by the evil cultists on the Praxeum is nigh-on apocalyptic!”

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Jedi Praxeum Recruitment Paraphernalia
Interviews with residents on Yavin 4 :

“Are we really safer with the danger that those Jedi present…?” – unknown attack witness

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The Assault of Denton

As per their suspicions have demanded many of the masters have left Yavin4 to destroy the ever present evil force users threatening the Praxeum. Master Verock has requested Vis Borricon and a cadre of intermediate students travel to the village-town of Denton and inform the town as well as communications relay of the growing and possibly imminent threat of assault on Yavin 4. While the communication relay is of minor significance it still represents a security asset and demands extra attention. Vis and the younger students traveled via speeder-shuttle with an Republic pilot. Upon arriving they checked in with the local Republic Captain at the rely and had tried unsuccessfully to warn the major enough to take action and protect the town. In the middle of eating a light freighter landed in town and squads of soldiers disembarked with blasters and grenades. Some traveled up the hill towards the comm relay while others began to destroy the town with fire-bombs. Racing to action Vis and the young students met an evil force user and dispatched him readily. Unfortunately, there were lots of heavily armed and armored soldiers laying down fire in their direction. In the midst of fighting Vis turned to engaged two additional force users backed up by a full squad of soldiers. In the melee the young Padawan Lendrock fell in combat against the Shadow Student but Kena and Kola fought on. The evil force user summoned a dark rage of immense proportions and pounded at Vis with hammering lightsabre blows. Vis countered most the swings but suffered a couple demanding lightsabre slashes. In the midst of their duel Vis picked up a truck a soldier was using for a heavy weapon’s brace and crushed a whole squad of soldiers. Kola engaged the Shadow Student valiantly but eventually fell. At the last moment Vis summoned a protective force shield and and turned aside an incredibly defect and massive assault by the raging evil force user. Vis struck back with a talented blow that split the evil student in half. In the melee Kena had also fallen. Seizing the moment Vis charged and dispatched the heavy weapons soldier only to turn face additional soldiers blasting in his direction. In a desperate sprint Vis took every step in what seemed to be slow motion, the force guiding every step, arriving in the soldier’s faces unscathed and dispatched them. The shadow student fled in fear and ran into the mysterious ship. Turning back to save his young charges more soldiers returned to the ship…leaving a now smoldering communications relay station. After reviving those he could Vis turned a determined effort towards this ship. Communing carefully and skillfully with the force he picked the ship into the air and with a telekinetic pull thrashed it into the ground. Unfortunately, even a light freighter is a colossus and can take more than a single bash to become disabled. The freighter then escaped into the air leaving Vis and his students to save what was left of the town and the few survivors of the burnt out comm station.

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Emminent Threat
The Jedi strain revealed

With the recent events pulling Jedi Knights and Masters away to deal with issues around the galaxy, a researcher of the Praxeum called upon nearly a third of the advanced class for help. With recent attacks by the mutated Sintaril’s and the strange droids following them more information was needed. The Jedi Archivist gathered Bryn Orris, Dashell Rann, Vis Borricon, Zenset, and Kal-Do, asking them to go in search of information. The Archivist knew that a Wookie mechanic by the name of Worfel lived in the village of Kaveena and had been there a long time and might know more. With the directions, the students left immediately to find Worfel.

Upon arriving on the outskirts of Kaveena near Worfel’s shop, the students noticed a couple Gamorreans and what looked to be bounty hunters lead by a Hutt pulling out an unconscious Wookie. Dashell spoke the language of the Hutt and began questioning him on why he was abducting Worfel. It seems the Hutt believed that Worfel had cheated him on a repair job and now the Hutt was either going to take Worfel as punishment or the students would have to pay an enormous sum. The students leaped into action to defend the Wookie and pushed forward into the thugs with lightsabers and blasters firing. The Hutt slowly began to escape, leaving his henchmen to their own fate as the students quickly disabled the Gamorreans and as they knocked out the final bounty hunter they saw the grenade in his hand. The students dove for cover as the grenade went off killing the unconscious thugs. As a couple of the students went to tend to Worfel, the others were about to stop the Hutt when he was immediately picked up by a small personal transport and taken away.

The students brought Worfel into his shop and laid him down, applying a medpac to heal him as Dashell repaired a protocol droid which had been nearly destroyed. As the droid translated for Worfel, the students found out that there had been some strange activity at an old Massassi ruin to the South. Getting what information they could, the students left for the ruin immediately.

Landing near the ruin, a couple of the students saw an old Jedi who was thought to be dead named Dorsk 81. Asking what he was doing there, he told them that he was saved by the cult of Ragnos and that the Jedi had left him for dead. He gave the students the opportunity to join the dark side where the power of the force was truly known, but as they refused he ordered their deaths. More of the mutated Sintarils along with there droid partners attacked along with a couple cultists as Dorsk 81 held back. Knowing that they were going to be overmatched, Dashell (I think) ordered the retreat as the rest of the students moved forward to hold the line. The advanced students showed their prowess against the minions of Dorsk 81 but could barely penetrate his defenses. Even while fleeing, Dorks 81 mind tricked Brynn to shoot Vis as he drove. The students returned to the academy as fast as possible to relay the information, that the Cult of Ragnos was on Yavin and that all were in danger…

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Final Transmission of the Immovable

Final transmission of the Immovable, flagship of the Thirteenth Imperial Fleet

Admiral Galad’s voice: This is Admiral Galad of the Thirteenth Imperial Fleet, during our attempted negotiation with the New Republic. It seems we had traitors on board, numbering around twenty, who seem to be “Sith”, according to our Jedi guests, plotting to poison Senator Fairfield. Through their work, our Jedi delegates, William Rika, Goron Gorab, and Dylan Wyatt thankfully saved him from harm.

They’ve taken out the generator for the ship, and security reports that three of their men have holed up in there, managing to barricade themselves in, with the intent to jump start it after the bridge is taken. We are currently managing to hold the bridge, but it cannot last, not while their leader still lives, or his apprentice. We are nearly overwhelmed. I’ve ordered all crew not currently in combat to abandon ship, and I’m afraid that I have only one final choice: self-destruct the ship. My crew has been the finest, and I am glad to have served with them. My only hope is that we take some of the scum out. Admiral Galad, out.

Unknown voice, barely heard: Well sir, at least it’s not Ewoks…

Grim laughter follows for a brief moment before the transmission is cut

Report on the Attack on the Immovable, Praxeum Council

The three were sent to supervise the negotiations with the Thirteenth Imperial Fleet on breaking away from the Imperial Remnants and joining with the Republic. Two padawans (Rika and Gorob), and one master (Wyatt), were dispatched to meet Senator Fairfield in attending a diplomatic reading to verify that the Thirteenth Imperial Fleet (who were defeated in the Battle of Endor) was harboring no deception. Dylan Wyatt, on review, may not have been the finest choice, as he had lost family to the Imperials, but we trusted his impartiality. After a somewhat shaky take off, and a stylish landing by Rika, they were ushered to meet with the delegation. During this, Rika apparently noticed someone pouring a substance into the drinks. One startling fact is that this person seemed to be Markus Cain, a Padawan thought dead in a shuttle accident. After some interrogation, it looked as if this was simply a sedative, and the pair managed to usher the Senator out.

While waiting for the Senator to awaken, the pair stood guard outside of his chambers, when the generator was sabotaged, bathing the ship in darkness. Then a team of Sith apprentices (we assume) attacked, led by Markus Cain. The pair managed to dispatch the Sith, and after conversing with the Senator (an old special operative of the Rebellion), tried to make their escape. There, they made contact with Master Dylan, and nearly managed to escape when the Sith Master appeared. Master Dylan fought valiantly to protect his charges, but he was slain in the battle, and both Goron and Rika were nearly killed, until Goron called upon the Force to escape the Sith’s attack, and the three managed to flee, though it was reported that the Master was dragging off Master Dylan’s body, leaving one word of warning:

“Run back to your Jedi masters, and tell them that we are coming.”

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Wild Child

Summoned by Master Verock he expressed his concern over the welfare of an intermediate padawan, Kola Boreena. Enlisting Vis’s aid the senior padawan student sought his younger peer only to find she has disappeared! Searching and asking about he was lead out to the air-field finding scraps of Kola’s robes in the bushes. Searching his feelings Vis stretched out with the force and deftly pinpointed the younger padawan out into the jungle but his force probe was mysteriously hampered. Worried over the fate of the troubled student he called Bryn for backup and rushed into the jungle. Finding Kola was no trouble but she was being attacked by a strangely mutated Sintaril. The source of the strange force disturbance may have been the Black Obelisk that Vis found Kola at but it is yet uncertain. The enlarged beast vicious attacked the junior padawan and before perishing let out a deafening screech summoning more of it’s kind. Fortunately, Bryn arrive just in time to fight the beasts off with Vis and they safely returned Kola to the praxeum. Vis had also given Bryn one of the strange Sintaril corpses to take to the research wing for investigation. Vis tried to counsel the younger student about her difficulties conforming to the jedi code and life-style. Later, after she had returned and apologizes to Master Verock about her deception Vis took her to the top of the South Hill for a training duel to test her commitment to the first tenant of the jedi code : There is no Emotion, there is peace. Kola seemed to overcome her anger and frustration and focus on the duel, perhaps she does have what it takes to become a true jedi.

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Helping a friend
Finding another clue

As Dashell Rann and Zerrin were entering Master Fandomar’s office they could see other young Jedi padawans leaving on another assignment. They saw that Dak Ronoo a Jedi Knight was still standing in the office with Master Fandomar. Master Fandomar greeted them and quickly got to the point of why he summoned them. “A friend of Master Luke, Kalana Shafer, is having difficulty with an escaped animal. Their village, Kavina, is 50km north of here. I would like for you two to accompany Dak to assist in capturing this animal. I do not know any other details, but her message sounded quite urgent.” Dashell and Zarrin agreed to help and they promptly left with Dak on a shuttle.

Landing just outside the village they began making their way to the address given to them by Fandomar. Not noticing anything out of the ordinary they approached Kalana’s house. Knocking on the door they received no response. However, they could hear some loud noises coming from inside. Opening the door they discovered Kalana perched on top of a tall shelf surrounded by three stintarils with one of them looking quite large. As Kalana was having difficulty shooting them with her blaster, the Jedi Jumped into action and were able to defeat the stintarils without taking too much damage. Dak was sporting a rather large bite from his leg. After their brief battle Kalana served the Jedi some caf and explained to them that these creatures attack from time to time and normally she did not have difficulty with them. These stintarils seemed to be stronger and faster than normal, but they were not what she summoned them to help her with. . As she was about to explain what she needed assistance with there was a loud crash behind her as a giant claw reached through the window and pulled Kalana back through the gaping hole in the wall. The Jedi controlling their surprise at seeing a rancor, quickly sprang into action.

Dak used his battlestrike to quickly cause some serious damage to the rancor, but was not able to free Kalana from its grip. Zerrin was able to use the force to push the rancor back a step and although not very far it was enough for the rancor to release its grip on Kalana. Fortunately, Kalana was still alive although barely and conscious. As she was falling Dashell used the force to speed himself between Kalana and the rancor as a human shield. The rancor angry at this new foe, swiped at Dashell nearly killing him. Kalana, taking advantage of the situation ran as quickly as she could away to hide behind some trees. Dashell was able to get himself to safety and catch his breath as Dak used his lightsaber skills to slay the beast while Zerrin held it in place with the force. After defeating the rancor, the warriors found Kalana and helped her back into what was left of her home.

She explained to them that the rancor had escaped from some illegal slave traders who had a camp nearby. Knowing that they would be brought to justice if caught, they left the local villages to fend for themselves against the rancor. She thanked them for their help and said that the villagers would make sure to put the body of the rancor to good use. As the Jedi were about to leave they could sense a dark presence of the force emanating from the stintaril bodies. Remembering a similar encounter other Jedi had with these creatures recently, Zerrin used the force to discover where these creatures had come from.

Picking up the trail, the Jedi traveled through the jungle a short distance to an abandoned building. The Jedi cautiously entered the ruins. Turning a corner they came face to face with more stintarils and a small ancient droid hovering behind them. Although the Jedi had taken serious damage from their last encounter they leapt into action. After a long fought battle and Dashell nearly being knocked unconscious they emerged victorious. They brought the remains of the droid back to the temple.

Fandomar eagerly accepted the fallen droid and sent it with a young Jedi to be brought to the archives for the historians to examine. “This droid should help expedite their research in discovering their origins. We will let you know what we find.” The three weary Jedi then went off to find some bacta and meditate.

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Out of the Green
Confronting the darkness

Driving into the town of Hara Barkur, Bryn Orris and Vis Borricon see the darkness that has consumed the town. The entrance had bodies of different races speared up with bones crumbling into the green sands of Sheevan 7. The feeling of evil permeated the town as the vehicle crept forward into it until a large shock woke Bryn out of his curious stupor. A land mine had gone off underneath the vehicle knocking out the vehicle but leaving the young Jedi out of harm. Within moments the scorching marks of a repeating blaster rifle started blistering the side of the vehicle.

Bryn and Vis jumped from the vehicle and began battling their way to the center of the town. The winds began to whip up even more as they neared town to a scene which shook them to their core. They saw Master Tell tied up at the top of a I-beam, his eyes nearly popping from his head as a green crystal floated in front of him which his gaze never left and his eyes never blinked. A group of people chanting around the I-beam wearing light armor and bones were in the middle of some type of ritual while the sand whipped around them. Their leader, wearing a skull mask, ordered his followers to stop the intruders but as Vis and Bryn fought their way forward they faced off against this leader. Vis and Bryn fought bravely and the force was strong in them as they handily defeated these cultists and freed Master Tell.

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Into the Dust
Chased through the emerald wastes and into an arena

Bryn Orris and Vis Borricon found themselves in the company of a lovely women working as a dancer at a bar. In her room they waited patiently meditating on the events and opening themselves to the force. Leeda was the contact that Soonturk had given them and she supplied the two apprentices with keys to a vehicle outside the bar that she took from one of the patrons. Going out the back way and supplied with some rations, the two force users made their way to the vehicles as Bryn attempted to use the force to figure out which vehicle the key went to. Finally down to two choices he took a gamble and came up lucky, opening the vehicle and taking off down the street only to be shortly followed by one of the others.

A chase through the wastes as Vis and Bryn tried to fend of the dust farmers without harming them. As the chase nearly ended in calamity at the edge of a cliff, and the vehicles came to a stop, a new threat appeared and in large numbers. A hunting party of Gand easily outnumbering both the farmers and the two padawans took them as prisoners for trespassing on their land. Bryn tried to plead with the Gand but to no avail. They were taken along with the vehicles on a trek to an underground Gand settlement where the chief said that they would have to prove they were not dark force users by contest with Gondra. Forced into a cave and given their lightsabers back, across the room a gate opened and out strode Gondra, a Kintan Strider. The battle was hard fought with the creature recovering quickly from the wounds but between Vis and Bryn they were able to defeat it.

With the creature defeated, they had proven their worth to the Gand and were accepted into the tribe as warriors. Once the Gand believed that Vis and Bryn were trying to stop the dark force users, they supplied them with rations, equipment, their vehicle back, and a guide to the base of operations. Now on the outskirts and alone once more, Vis and Bryn must act quickly and be alert to free Master Tell and find out what these dark force cultists are doing out on Sheevan 7.

Gondra scene

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Missing Archaeologists

Upon the news of the disappearance of two archaeologist groups Master Fandomar calls on Rika (Aaron’s character), Kal-Do and Zeset(Adam’s). After explaining their disappearances he requests that they seek out the parties and report back with their findings. After receiving the coordinates the Jedi party sets out.

Upon arrival of the location they see bloodied and mangled bodies lying near a building and some speeder bikes in the jungles of Yavin 4. The building, although fairly new looking, is being taken back by the jungle as evidenced by the jungle growth around it. As they approach the first body to examine its status the door to the temple opens. Three Stintarils appear through the doorway. Kal-Do immediately knocks two of them prone, but after their recovery they rush him and almost knock Kal-Do unconscious. The Jedi succeed, but not without taking a good amount of damage.

Reporting back to the temple, a retrieval party is sent to recover the remains of the archaeologists. As they wait the Jedi enter the building in the jungle. Upon entering they discover an empty hallway and a door on each side. Kal-Do’s force sense says to enter the left door. Discovering that the door works perfectly still the door opens and they discover a large and angry looking Stintaril. Although much tougher than the previous Stintarils the Jedi overpower this one. Zeset force grips it and holds it in place until it is defeated. Discovering that there is nothing in this room of interest they proceed to the other doorway. The door opens to reveal a very old looking droid hovering in the room behind another Stintaril. Zeset uses the force to allow him another use of force grip and holds the Stintaril in place. The droid retaliates and deals a large amount of damage to Zeset, but Zeset is still able to hold his grip on the beast. The Jedi easily defeat the Stintaril, but the droid manages to knock Rika unconscious. Rika manages to survive the fatal blow with the use of the force.

After defeating the droid the Jedi inspect it and discover that there is dark force emanating from the droid. They pick it up and return to the temple with the archaeologist bodies and the damaged droid.

Master Fandomar confirms the dark force energy imbued within the droid. Unsure of its origins he sends the droid to be studied and researched by the Jedi historians. Zeset, Kal-Do and Rika then take a much needed rest.

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