Star Wars – Shards of Exploration
Menace of the Slave Lords, Chapter 9
“We have heard. We are coming.”
The cryptic response plays over the communication feed. Amid her elation of success, Vanya Ysadora feels a small disturbance through the Force. Like the ripples in a pond when a sleeping giant stirs.
Cheers echo through the enormous cavern housing the Undercity. The blaster fire has stopped. The rumble from Bloodsmith hover-transports growls then recedes. A runner from one of the local rebels calls out that the Bloodsmiths are pulling back!
The sounds of victory echo in the smoky air as Felnir Jax, one of the younger hunters for Ragnar Syndicate, walks into the small clearing. Boba Fett turns to face Vanya and the disguised Danar announcing its time to go.
Meanwhile in the orbit of Chalceon’s innermost gas giant fire lights the void.
The first volley from the Medusa’s x-wings hammered the Bloodsmith tie fighters. Ships blossomed into hot, bright novas of light. The Medusa squadron fired on the transports the second they passed the Bloodsmith outer patrols.
Slower transports, filled with now free prisoners, jolted and rocked before their engines flared out one at a time. Power flickers, making a desperate struggle to keep shields, point defense blasters and even life support online…