Star Wars – Shards of Exploration
Menace of the Slave Lords
SO’ZEN AL SABA is missing and despite all attempts, the INFINITY GATE on CHALCEDON prevents any attempt to conceal itself from view. El’non, the Kwa force ghost gatekeeper, has searched the HYPERWAY – the web-like network through hyperspace between INFINITY GATES. No other gatekeeper has seen or heard from Jedi Knight So’zen Al Saba since he vanished into the light. But they all agree to remain vigilant in case he appears.
Meanwhile, in the new location of PORT ETMAR around the ancient Kwa temple, survivors start the long process of rest and recovery. Ships and buildings need repair and former slaves – now freed – struggle to find their new place out of chains. All the while, Port Etmar is kept safe under the watchful eye of the Nogri ex-commandos, now calling themselves KERPLOKIN’S BRIGADE.
Rescue ships from members of the ALLIANCE appear in Chalcedon’s system to lend aid. Construction, medical and even representatives from various Force orders have arrived. For now, Chalcedon has become the focus of the galaxy’s attention. Already the first shuttle lands at what remains of Port Etmar’s battered docking bays. It’s occupants disembark, followed by a tired JEDI MASTER OBI-WAN KENOBI, who looks over the approaching sandstorm in the distance, and sighs.
Elsewhere, beyond the gates, So’zen Al Saba floats. He drifts between the light and the dark, following the balance between them. Along that path, the young knight arrives at a place that was ancient to the oldest of cultures and forgotten by almost the entire galaxy …