Star Wars: A True Epic Adventure

In The Beginning

Three fairly random individuals (Vlad, Kir, and Cee Zee) met up at a bar and developed a companionship as only the downtrodden with little hope are wont to do. After doing a few little odds and ends jobs, they decided to pool their skills and got hired to babysit a freighter headed to Duros by sublight. As they travelled, they were buzzed by a small vessel and immediately thought to start checking the hatches on their ship, a process that took days, but was completed with no sign of anyone. The group was feeling pretty safe when there was a shudder and when the group looked, there was a ship attached to theirs and looked like it was drilling through the hull. As the group tried to figure out how they were going to deal with the invader, several more ships attached themselves and drilled into the hull at various locations. The group decided to vacate via the escape pod, and as they were doing it, the invaders cut into the bridge with energy swords and demanded that the group hand over the “sensitive one”. The escape pod launched them onto an overgrown planet and the group vacated immediately, the enemy surrounding the area looking for them. The group followed a stream that turned into a river and ended in a massive waterfall cascading into a lake. In the distance there were some stone spires visible. The group found a staircase down, then headed to the pyramid shaped spires. On the way, they found some old skeletons of Rakata and looted them, finding some energy guns and energy swords, all lacking a charge. Once at the structures, the group went inside and climbed to the top. They found a casket-like box and the top, and when they opened it, they found a human shaped divot in a crystal like bed. As they were deciding who was going to climb in, Cee Zee jumped in, immediately going rigid in pain. Vlad and Kir dragged him out and when they saw a ship coming towards them, dragged him down inside the spire. When they got inside, the group encountered two Rakata and defeated them, heading out through the pyramid. Seeing the ship there on the ground, they decided to board it and try to take it over. As soon as they got on, it took off, taking them somewhere else. After fumbling around, Vlad found himself seperated from the group and in a throne room, facing an obviously superior black robed figure with an energy sword. After the rest of the group managed to get to him and join the fight (Cee Zee stabbing Kir in the leg with the energy sword), Vlad beheaded the robed figure and the Rakata guards all knelt down, leaving the group to scratch their heads in puzzlement.

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Cee Zees Folly

The Rakate Exile guards are kneeling down in front ofVlad Mirros after he cut off the dark robed figures head. One of them stands up to him and says “My Lord, let me take you and your entourage to your quarters. You can get some rest and then all will be explained.” With this, she leads the group away to a living section of the ship and left them in their quarters for the night.

Vlad Mirros wakes up in his room and feels drawn to go back to the Throne Room, where he fought the Cloaked Figure. When he arrives there, the room is darker then before and the ship seems to be orbiting a storm racked planet. Cloaked Figure says “Follow my path and I will lead you to the riches and power your heart desires….” He then held his hand out to Vlad. At this poing Vlad once again woke up in bed.

Vlad Mirros and Cee Zee get together and decide to explore the ship and discover the following: Armory, medical bay, training facility, throne room, bridge, battery section and engine room. While on the bridge, Vlad attempts to take the ship out of hyperspace but the Exile Guards stop him stating that would probably be a very bad idea. After leaving the bridge, they decide to head down and talk to the Head Mistress of the Exile Guards and find out what is going on.
This is what they discover:
1. The Cloaked figure was the Dark Lord, exiled from the Rakata (for reasons they failed to ask)
2. Vlad Mirros defeated him in combat, proving that he is more powerful and has taken his place as the Dark Lord.
3. He will receive the Dark Lord title only once he has gone through the coronation on the Throne World of Tatooine. The Coronation requires him to fast for 3 days and then go through the Purification Process.

This naturally freaked out Vlad Mirros who instantly starts plotting his escape…

Meanwhile……
Kir Vantai wakes up and decides to head down to the battery area of the ship because he was very intrigued in how that system worked. He walked in to hear a banging and yelling from inside one of the battery compartments. Opens it to find a very angry looking Trandoshan who seems to have ripped off the straps holding him down and was in the process of bashing open the compartment. Kir helps him out, unplugs him from the machine and hands him a slug thrower rifle (because what else would you do with an angry Trandoshan but arm him?). They then head up in the elevator and on the living quarters section the door opens revealing the rest of the group with two Exile guards. After a quick but violent scuffle between Tasook and the guards, everybody is calmed down and they head up to the bridge (yes the pissed off trandoshan is still in his underwear.

Kir Vantai sits at the nav computer area for a few hours and realizes that they are very close to the end of their trip. He starts talking to Vlad Mirros in Duros and they hatch up a plan to take out the exile guards and return home.

This starts with them taking out the two guards with them while in the Throne room and culminates with a battle in the training facility that nearly ends with Kir Vantai dead.

Upon return to the bridge, they walk in right as the ship is exiting hyperspace and the see the lush oceans and green grasslands of Tatooine, the Dark Lord of the Exiles Throne World. Instantly they are being hailed in Rakata, and three ships are launched to guide them in to land. However, the group panics, flips the ship around and attempts to escape the system. Vlad Mirros is piloting the ship while Kir Vantai attempts to plot some sort of hyperspace course using the nav computer, they took a few punishing hits but then manage to escape away into hyperspace. However, the nav computer starts sparking and then shuts down.
Vlad Mirros and Tasook head down to the battery compartment and only to find it smoking very badly and all but two of the batteries have either impoded or exploded.
Kir Vantai takes the ship out of hyperspace, opens up the nav computer anf finds that it is on fire in there, gets the fire out and fixes the nav computer enough for it to power back up. The bad news is that it looks like most of the memory has been deleted so there is a big chunk between where they started and where they are going that is just a big empty blob. he thinks that maybe he can get a reading from the location of the starts and figure out their direction of travel. While he is doing that, Cee Zee decides that it would be best if they just did a blind jump and starts the hyperdrive up again….. This has the side effect of frying most of the controls in the pilot section, making it so that they cannot exit hyperspace.
After a very harrowing 8 hours the group all working together manages to disconect the jump drive from the engine, forcing the ship into regular space.. Seconds after doing that the ship collides with an unknown object and loses all gravity control. They rush to the bridge, Cee Zee making it there first and strapping himself into the pilot seat and they find themselves with a very cracked front screen, and hurtling down through the atmosphere of a planet.
Cee Zee using more luck then real skill manages to slow the ship down, dodge a very important looking sky scrapper, aims the ship toward a lake but crashes pretty hard into the water. This causes the ship to roll, skip and break apart on the surface then start sinking when the water busts through the front windshield. The group then gets sucked into the ship with the water (some deeper then others) before managing to swim out and get picked up by a search and rescue craft.

They tell their story to the Dr’s who then pass them off to shrinks, but the group has no proof of what happened because somewhere all their Rakata gear has disapeared……

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The group despondently kicked around Duros for a couple of weeks, whining that they weren’t crazy, they really did take over a Rakata ship and flew it back. No one believed them and Kir still hadn’t fixed his data pad with the coordinates for the unknown planet. After a while, they decided that they needed to do something and looked up some stuff on a job board. The one that grabbed their attention was an exploration led by a Rakata scholar to a planet that he thinks is where the other original settlers of Coruscant went. The method of travel involves going to a Rakata space station, getting it operational, and using its version of a hyperspace gun to launch the ship across the galaxy. Using the Rakata hyperspace gun works well, and as the ship is arriving at its destination, they see a damaged ship in orbit around the planet. They board it and manage to boot up the engines and computer systems. As the ship thawed, the group noticed that it was moving slowly. Trying to figure out where the ship was trying to go and doing a quick search of some rooms on the way out, the group stumbled across the armory, empty of everything except a couple of suits of archaic armor. The group brought those back to their ship and prepared to leave, opening the hanger doors to discover the ship was in the middle of doing an uncontrolled entry of the atmosphere. Vlad managed to pilot their ship out of the hanger without getting smashed up and followed the ship down, setting down a few miles away. Kir stayed with the ship and looked at some of the stuff the group had recovered from the (now crashed) ship. The rest of the group grabbed the speeder bikes and headed to the crash site to check it out. While Tasook and Vlad circled the crashed ship doing readings, Cee Zee stayed with the professor. As the professor worked, Cee Zee started to hear something moving around. Not being militant minded, he stood around like a nice target, although the professor took the first arrow through the back. Cee Zee dragged the professor to relative safety behind on of the speeder bikes and tried to figure who was shooting. A figure ran out of the darkness with a sword, wearing archaic armor similar to the suit that the group found in the ship in orbit and Tasook is currently wearing. A strange confused flurry of combat commenced with the professor and Cee Zee shooting at the figure, who spent much of his time disarming Cee Zee. Once Tasook and Vlad joined the battle, (both tripping while getting off their speeders) and things ended abruptly as the stranger knelt before Tasook and offered up his sword. Turned out, this was the race that the professor was looking for, and the the stranger wanted Tasook to challenge for the leadership of his old clan. After a long battle, Tasook proved victorious, and there was much rejoicing. The day after the party, the group headed for what they gathered was an old Rakata tomb several hours away. Once they got there, the door opened by a touch from Vlad, just like the structures on the first jungle planet they were on. Inside, there was a blackness that defeated even Tasook’s darkvision and Cee Zee’s hearing. Vlad led the way and stopped right before falling into a pit. After some deliberation, Vlad climbed down a rope and after telling the group it was safe, wandered off into the darkness. Shortly thereafter, the lights came on the the group caught up with Vlad, who was standing in front of a sarcophagus that had the lid removed. The professor was overjoyed with the findings, although Cee Zee and Vlad in particular seemed somewhere troubled and moved out to the forest as soon as they could.

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Holy Trinity

While the group went down inside the ancient Temple, the 4 bored Taungan Warriors set up a watch and pulled security. Approx 15 minutes later they were attacked and killed by another Clan of Taungs led by a Rakatan Overlord. Once he killed the guards, the Rakatan Overlord had explosives set up and collapsed the temple in on itself.

Meanwhile, the group is down inside exploring the temple when all of the sudden it starts collapsing and their entrance has been cut off. They look around and decide to explore some more. They discover three rooms with sarcaphagus in them.
Room 1: Has a white marble sarcophagus, inside that was a white robed rakatan with a blue glass bracelet. Cee Zee touched the guys arm and instantly the glass bracelet liqueifed and slide onto his arm. Soon after it started healing his wounds and removing any blemishes.
Room 2: Had a black quartz sarcophagus with a terribly scared and mummified Rakatan inside it, this is the one that Vlad Mirros tore open with the force prior to the rest of the group making it down to the bottom. He took a necklace from around its neck. Prof Vel later informed him that it seems to be changing his dna, his cells appeared to be necrotizing.
Room 3: This room had a grey granite sarcophagus in it, inside there was a grey robed figure.
each of the rooms also had three urns at the feet of whoever was buried in them

The three urns from the grey room were opened up.
1. Ancient scrolls
2. White powder
3. A smokey substance escaped and disappeared.

After this, the group set their sight on escaping. They quickly ascertained that the large number of rocks and debris would keep them from going out the way they came in. So after checking out the grate in the floor, they accidently got it off after trying to brute force it of. It opened up into a tunnel that led down into the bowels of the temple. After travelling down, down and down. They found themselves in a cavern that opened up into a throne room with a large wall carving. The wall carving showed the same three figures from the sarcophagi. This time it showed the Grey Figure carved much larger and shown in a position of power. At their feet there looked to be rakata bowing in supplication.

There throne room had three Thrones, built in the same material as the sarcophagus, also there are statues of the three figures. The names on the statues appeared to have been polished down and removed. While looking around Vlad Mirros sits down on the black throne and discovered that it fit him perfectly. While he was sitting there the statues and the carvings of the Scared Rakatan changed instead to now show Vlad. This understandably freaked him out and led the rest of the group to decide to keep heading out. They easily found their way out to a exit that was covered by a waterfall.

After exiting, they see that they are down a little behind the temple and are looking down into a valley that is filled with a reflecting pool, at the entrance of the valley their looked to be some sort of man made monolith. They decide to first check on the guards, which requires that they climb up a small cliff and go back around the temple. They can see the amount of damage done pretty easily now that they are on the outside.

While their they are ambushed by the Taung Warriors and Rakatan Overlords. They receive a pretty significant amount of damage butthey manage to defeat them after Vlad Mirros somehow manages to tear the Rakatan in half using his mind. The group heads back to the ship to heal and rearm. While there they discover that a large ship landed next to theirs Kir Vantai is missing and the trail of blood leading from their ship probably belongs to him.

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Crash and Burn

While everybody is resting and healing Vlad Mirros decides to open up the clay pots that he found in the dark crypt. Hesitant at first but encouraged by the Exile Lords wraith, he gains dark knowledge but at what cost?
Later on, the rest of the group decides to experiment with the powder and liquid found in the other urns found in the other crypts. Cee Zee of course takes some of the powder and is in a weird trance for hours, unable to explain what he seen.
They then decide to visit the Carved Tower and while there they discover that the liquid and powder mixed together make a potent drug, it allows force users to see potential paths that their future holds.
After interrogating the Rakatan Overlord, they find out that the planet was used as a weapons depot for their WMD’s. They decide to attack, free the Taungs and end the Threat of the Rakata on this planet (and hopefully end up with some powerful Rakatan weapons).
They decide that the best move would be an very unstealthy attack, from the sky. SO they loaded up in their ship and flew to the Rakata Camp. Once there they discovered that the Rakata ship was protected by some sort of energy beam and armed also with a very powerful missile turret (which almost shot them down).
Plan B was to kidnap a taung Chief and convince him of the Rakata threat. They managed to do this and he promised to at least cause a distraction. He managed to do that, however, Cee Zee seen taht tribe under attack and at first decided that he must help them. Until he came to his senses and realized he could do nothing for them and decided to infiltrate the Rakatan Ship. He makes his way to the Rakata ship, finds an open elevator tube and uses it to enter the ship. Once he is in the ship he discovers a cargo bay full of missiles, bombs and a curious shipping container looking object with a computer screen.

Meanwhile the rest of the group makes their way to bottom of the tube in time to see the elevator tube rise up and lock in. While they are standing around talking the ship starts up and slowly begins to lift off. They barely manage to figure out a way in and end up in the same cargo hold, just in time to stop Cee Zee from pressing any buttons on there. While in the cargo hold a large crane picks up one of the missiles and loads it in a tube. They fail to stop it before it launched. After that they continued through the cargo hold to the turbo lifts. Went up as high as they could make it and exited the turbo lift.

This is where they were ambushed by the Rakata. They had set up an ambush at an empty armory station. During the fight Cee Zee and Vlad were drawn into another room, where a massively armored Rakatan was waiting for them. After a brutal fight, the gruop defeated him when Vlad ripped him in half. However, they did not heed his warning, that if he died they all die, and the ship exploded around them. Lucky for them Cee Zee was able to project some sort of field around them to keep them safe and Vlad was magically able to transport them to the ground.

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Bugs!
After landing safely on the ground, Vlad, passes out from the exertion of what he has accomplished. Cee Zee mimics what he seen Vlad do and teleports over to where they left the Rakata torn in half. When he arrives there, he finds a large hole in the ground, and it looks like the Rakata was dragged down into the hole. he goes down into it and travels for about 5 minutes before thinking to himself that it might not be smart to go down this hole by himself. So he teleports back but keeps the info to himself, because that is what Cee Zee does.

The group gets into their ship, flies back to the where the Taungs were massed up together, however all that is left there is a large crater. The land, discuss the situation and decided to see what they can salvage from the Rakata ship and then see if they can find Kir Vantai.
They manage to salvage, a cargo hold full of Rakata WMDs and even manage to salvage some working weaponry that they can use individually. They then decide to pack up and start the 4 year trip back to Coruscant. While loading up the auto pilot, they receive a radio transmission from Kir asking for help, saying that he is in some sort of weird chamber and then he cuts out.

This is when Cee Zee the hider of useful information speaks up about the hole he found. The group lands there, and heads down into the hole. The tunnel leads them to a place where nature and technoligy seemed to have merged together. While exploring there they see Kir Vanti tied up in what looks like webbing. So they try to kit him down, but as soon as they get close, they are attacked by wierd techno spiders, and then Kir’s webs release him showing that he now has the lower body of a techno spider and his right arm was replaced with a wicked looking blaster cannon.
After a vicious fight, between spider Kir, techno spiders, and the Rakata Spider the group managed to escape the tunnels and make it back to their ship. They almost lost Cee Zee but he managed to get to the ship at the last moment.

They then healed up, packed themselves into the cryo tubes and spent approx 4.5 years traveling home

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Missing in Action

By James Benton:
Waking up to find that they are right where they wanted to be, the group headed in towards the planet, barely avoiding causing massive collisions, as they found themselves in a shipping lane. They landed at the old University landing pad, the Professor and Mandalore heading off to report in. The rest of the group stayed on the ship, waiting for them to return. Surfing the web, they find out that the University had been shut down and they scramble to find out what happened to their teammates. Cee Zee found his house and recovered some datapads and found a name written in the Professor’s blood on a wall. Mandalore staggered back to the ship and the group took off under fire to hide somewhere. Looking through the datapads, they find a list of names and addresses on one of them, the mysterious name being one of them, someone in the Red Hand organization. The group went to find her, asking her to find the professor for them. After a couple of days, she came and told them that the professor was being held by one of her rivals and gave the group information to help them. They do, battling into the bar where the local boss hung out and slaughtering everyone, but not finding the professor anywhere. Setting fire to the bar, they bug out, diving into a sewer to avoid the arriving cops.

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Uncle?

After escaping into the Sewers from the Coro Defense Force, the group slides down a tunnel for a few levels, landing in a dry but very much shit stained sewer tunnel. Once there, Tasook speaks up that Vlad disappeared on the way down and he has no idea where he went. SO after some discussion on what to do next the group decides that the priority is getting out of the sewers and then the secondary is to get cleaned up in the ship.
Upon arrival to the docking area, they get a nice glimpse of their ship flying away and a silver protocol droid waiting on the dock. Obviously irate, Tasook asks the droid where their ship is going. Which he replied, I do not know, I was sent by my Mistress, Nima Ven, she wants them to know that she was mistaken about the location of Prof Ven and would like them to come at their leisure to talk about this in person. They decided that they should head there now and discuss their business.
Upon arrival, the group is stopped by the armed guards out-front and inform them that their weapons will have to be surrendered, especially Tasooks rotary cannon. Which they all did. They were then brought into the back area to meet with Nima Ven. Their aggressive, rude manners offended Nima Ven who stated that their business was concluded, and to leave her sector, if she ever sees them around again, they are dead. The group demands a 15k payment for what they did, which she agreed upon.
They then collected their weapons and went to find a locker to store the big stuff in. After that they went to a known a bar and found some information brokers there. They hired the broker to discover where their ship went and who took it. They will be in the bar waiting and the info broker needed to check in every 2 hours.
After about 6 hours of sitting there, a guy wearing what looks to be a wild west duster jacket comes in and sits down, staring at the group. Slowly, the rest of the patrons of the bar get up and leave, leaving the group, the guy and the droid bartender. Cee Zee then bought a round for everybody, including the other guy. Once he got the drink, he stood up started walking to the group, he takes his shot of alcohol and then throws the shot glass at the group and draws two swords. At this point the group realizes that he is more cyborg than human, and cee zee realizes that he is actually his uncle….duh duh duh.
After a pretty violent and bloody battle, the group manages to knock him out, barely. They then take him to a cheap motel and tie him up.

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The Balance

During the escape from the Coro Police after taking out Nima Vens rival Red Hand gang, Vlad has an overwhelming urge to be in a different location and Folds Space away. He reappears in an random location on Coruscant. While standing in a crowded sidewalk, he sees a dark cloaked figure standing an an upper platform staring down at him. So Vlad, jumps up there and asks him who he is. The guy removes his cloak and it looks to be an older version of himself.

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Rock Bottom

Vlad met up with the rest of the group and they swapped stories. Feeling with the Force, Cee-Zee and Vlad determined that their ship was down from their position, and the Professor was up in the city. They also had an unconscious uncle to deal with. Cee-Zee and Vlad determined that a box on the back of the cybernetic uncle’s head was controlling him in some way and Vlad managed to short it out. After a little more looking, they found and disabled a tracking device found in the robotic assassin’s chest. After this, they decide to go collect their heavy weapons and assault Nima Ven’s bar. They get to the locker where they had left their gear to find nothing except the body of their information broker. a quick search leads to the buying of some rifles, shotgun shells, and a flame thrower. Thus equipped, they launch a surprisingly successful attack, only to find out that the dancing girl they thought was Nima Ven was a decoy that poisoned herself on capture, and the real Nima Ven laughed at them and triggered the real trap, causing the whole tower that the bar was in to be blown off its base and fell towards the ground, a loooonnnggg way down. As the group scrambled to get out, it became increasingly obvious that there was little chance they were getting out alive when Vlad reached deep and transported the whole separated tower and everyone inside it safely to the ground. As they arrived, Vlad passed out from the strain.

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