I had another lovely section of my journal to share, but apparently Spook took exception to my discussions about her reactions to the hot oil baths on the ship that we took to travel to Coruscant.
I can only tell you that I won an amazing race through the skies of Coruscant and no one – I do mean NO ONE can tell me that I am not an amazing pilot. I just hope I get to fly more.
So on to our latest adventure – which was a bit busier than I anticipated……
And we begin in combat. There are a whole bunch of bad guys who are here and firing at us. Vance gets behind a table which is almost cut in two, Vanya is standing in the middle of the floor with her light saber and is managing somehow to not get hit, and Davish throws a table and almost takes out one guy. I dodge behind the bar and manage to get one shot off, but they are wearing some kind of mega armor and it does nothing.
Davish manages somehow to remove the power from the machine gun blaster and then the door behind me opens. N8 walks out with two blasters! He inquires how he can be of assistance and I sic him on the bad guys. He starts taking them out one by one. As they first guy goes down, the next in line surrenders. Davish takes out another one with peanuts, and I run to get behind Vanya to be ready for the next round of combat.
Suddenly she goes into a bit of a trance and tells all of us to get away from the outside walls now. I think things are about to get more interesting. Vance grabs the table and hauls ass to get across the room and check the hallway to the back area in case someone is coming. Someone is. They are not impressed by Vance and instead turn and take out one of the bad guys. One bounty hunter tries to cuff N8 and is not successful. The leader throws out a concussion grenade and Vanya flows into action. She hits the grenade back towards the leader and it does off and knocks out everyone on that end of the bar. Then the wall to our right just melts and three guys enter from the new hole. Two guys enter from the back hallway and another guy comes in from the same door as N8. The leader tosses some kind of grenade that captures one of the bounty hunters in an electrical cage and explodes.
The bounty hunters step in through the wall and start spraying stun bolts. I go down – AGAIN!!!
I start to notice my surrounding when I feel a THWAP and I am out again.
I manage to come to again and obviously something has happened while I was out. I notice N8 is in combat and I fire off a quick shot and manage to drop the bounty hunter. Auntie hollers that she wants the last bad guy for an apology. Everyone still conscious in the bar runs to grab him before he gets away. Then So’Zen arrives and heals me then starts babbling about what has happened during his day. I had a nice Corellian Twister to relax.
Vanya and So’Zen search the unconscious and then while Vanya goes to find transportation, N8 tries to interface with a datapad she found. So’Zen finds another datapad and also gives it to N8. Vanya returns and tells us to pack up we have a ride. I ask N8 if he found anything good. Apparently he found out who hired those guys to track us down and Auntie is working on setting up a meeting. In the meantime, I grab a few spare power packs for my blaster and So’Zen grabs one of the force pikes (and their loose change). Vance grabs the leader’s helmet to check out the comms. Auntie and Vanya have a conversation about the events that occurred today. We are being sent toward Thyferra again. As she shuffles off, So’Zen gives her the money he had “found” and she tells him he is a good boy and to tell Yoda that he still owes her 12 credits.
We leave and head up to the palace to see what So’Zen has to show us. When we get there, So’Zen asks for the security chief of the palace to come see this mysterious exhibit he was shown by a ghost. We all follow him and he leads us to a secret door. He shows us the proof of his fight and then straight to the doors and we go into the one on the left. There is a lot of weird techy stuff which seems to get everyone excited. I think that some of the outlaw techs I know would enjoy hanging out here for a day or so – or however long it took to strip the room.
Suddenly a map in the corner starts glowing with weird symbols on the bottom. N8 translates the words to be planets Saddj and Bis with codenames of Junction Alpha and Junction Gamma. Another image appears of a holocron with etchings of a star map on it.
Vanya and I go to the other room to check it out and find a medical lab of horror. There is a cryotube with a Jedi knight who is dead in it and being forced to relive his death over and over by technical programming. We release him and suddenly see his ghost at the doorway. It says nothing – just nods in gratitude and disappears. We turn back to the room and Vanya uses her Jedi senses to see if there is a force of good in the room. She senses something and we start tearing things apart to find it. We narrow it down to the cryotube where the Jedi is. I try to find it, but get nowhere. Vanya calls in Vance and he discovers where the item is and the button to release it, but insists that Vanya opens it with her Jedi powers. Calm and soothing music pours out. The group tries to figure out how to access the holocron that is found.
Vanya then requests an audience with the Empress and her consort and the security chief says we can go right up.
I can’t wait to see what happens next.