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Episode 3.07: Chapter 14: Raiders of the Desert Obelisk


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Episode 3.07: Chapter 14: Raiders of the Desert Obelisk


Port Etmar is under assault! To the south, BLOODSMITH RAIDERS have launched an air and ground raid in the OLD ETMAR district. Freedworlds Republic forces lure the Bloodsmith Raiders into the maze-like roadways of the Old Etmar district.


In Old Etmar, a lone assassin stumbles during his attempt to escape the fiasco to assassinate the Freedworlds’ Chancellor, NALARINE KANTER. But after being tagged by the Mentat Reece Pieces, the hooded hunter stumbles from the irritating nerve inducer hidden on his boot. Noghri Republic commandos close in for the capture as the assassin thumbs a distress call on a comlink. A needle-nosed ship immediately launches in the Port District.


Meanwhile, at the northern edge of Port Etmar beyond the temple, the heroes hold the line against a swarm of cybernetic and Dark Side tainted insects. Mutated creatures that may be responsible for the missing Beskar Aran Roughneck commandos and their Republic trooper trainees. Yet, unknown to everyone, beneath their feet may lie what Almon D’Joy is after and herald the doom of Chalcedon itself…



The computer core has been recovered from the forgotten Separatist Holdout base on Dotera and the missing Jawas have been rescued. There has been no response from the message to Simon Tam or to the message sent by Kal Holst warning about the Eborrean invasion force.
However, due to the security footage from the old Separatist base, one answer seems clear: Almon D'Joy seems to be the one responsible for having the almost every sapient being of the Crimson Knight Order eliminated.
But there are yet more loose ends to wrap up...
  • Almon D'Joy had the Crimson Knights killed and possibly even the two Judges from the Order of Solicitors. Yet, how does this connect to that mysterious 'Sargon' person and the system of Byss?
  • Almon D'Joy has taken captive Ivan Vorpatril, Jem Vandos, Genog Druqod, and Talow Kit'Sedda ... where did he take them? Why did he take them? What are his plans for them?
  • Also! As Ivan was last in the presence of his "paramour" does that mean Almon D'Joy knows of ... if not has captured this "paramour"? Who Vanya and Danar know is the Imperial Princess, High Lady of Melantha Province, Katianna Vortapani.
  • What is the unusual dark crystal holocron that contains recordings spoken in an old Mando'a dialect?
  • Then there is the captured Eborrean pilot, Salbur. From him, our heroes have learned that perhaps even the Eborreans are under mind control... by the same parasite creatures the heroes encountered on Thyferra!
  • Anatoli Cuylin. The ancient Mandalorian Armorer who the heroes rescued from the ruins on Kiskua's moon of Dotera. He has some connection to the Sith Lord, Errol Von Dromas. But what?
  • The Mysterious Dark Side Force Ghost that has taken a sudden interest in the heroes. Is this the evil presence from the moon of Dotera?
  • The sector ranger, Andan Jouric and his young charge, Pek Rondoon took their leave of the others to head out to handle the issues around young Pek. However, this still leaves Pek a person of interest by Aerena Kolene's aunt and the Corellian Intelligence Agency over the mysterious Tau Ceti creatures!
  • Almon D'Joy. He has shown that he just might be the source of the problem. Especially on Chalcedon. The heroes are aware that the Tleiaxu Mentat has brought venomous Tor Ceti creatures to infect the world of Chalcedon. The heroes want to put a stop to this but also learn what Almon is up to.

  • Also, Danar - as Vance Kerplocken - is expected to make a future appearance alongside Chancellor Nalerine Kanter and greet Emperor Gregor Vortapani ... a man Danar works for and knows personally.
    And what of Zaye and her two children, the adopted noghri daughter and grandchildren of Grakkus the Hutt? All of whom happens to be on Chalcedon this very moment. Will Danar honor the noghri bond he has with her as "Vance Kerplocken" ... or not?
    Then, there are first two loose ends that started it all ...
    The missing Jedi artifacts. Who was collecting them, only to destroy them? Or is one person collecting them, and another destroying them? Has it, in fact, been Almon D'Joy all along?



  • Jedi Knight VN Ysadora
  • Jedi Knight So'Zen Al Saba
  • Alliance of Worlds Captain Aerena Kolene
  • Tapani Imperium agent, Danar Vorpadaran (in one of his many cover identities)
  • Crimson Knight Sir Davish Tam
  • Sabine Tri'elle, exiled leader of the Shalent Aw'akeen.

  • Allies

  • Kal Holst ( field technician and slicer ), former Bloodsmith Raider. His anger and rage over his past lead him to the Bloodsmith Raiders. However, Jedi Knight VN Ysadora showed him there was another way. Now with silicon antibodies from Sabine Tri'elle freeing him from Almon D'Joy's influence, the young man has made his choice: to work with the heroes and the Aw'akeen exiled leader to stop the Slave Lords and the Eborrean threat.
  • Hicks. A male Clone Trooper of the now infamous 257th Clone Detachment that survived over 30 years in stasis.

  • Adversaries

  • Bloodsmith Raiders. One of the most fanatical pirate organizations in the galaxy that are obsessed with wiping out the coming threat of an Eborrean from Wild Space. They will use any means, any method necessary to accomplish this goal. No matter how high, or lethal, the cost.
  • Almon D'Joy, rogue Mentat and Dark Side practitioner. A brilliant, mad, genius who sought to overthrow the Tapani Imperium for his own gains. Now he has new, mysterious plans in motion that could cost billions of lives, all for his own personal gain.
  • Piotr Sparaval, a male human who works with Almon D'Joy for his own plans. The smuggler-pirate maintains his own batch of cybernetically linked clones, effectively making him both near-immortal and an 'army of one'. He bears a grudge against the heroes that they have yet to understand.
  • Madalitso Cardea, a male human working for the Crimson Nova bounty hunter guild. The heroes raided the Crimson Nova and ruined their contracts with the Slave Lords. The guild now wants their blood as repayment. Madalitso looks to take on that bounty.
  • Nassha Tomesta, bounty hunter working for Almon D'Joy. What is her stake in all this? Is it only credits?
  • Hutt "Slave Lords", a syndicate of Hutt Kajidics that are the main foundation of slavery in many parts of the galaxy ... who are in league with an Eborrean invasion force!

  • Backdrops


    The arid world Chalcedon, specifically the rocky desert region outside Port Etmar and the ancient Revolving Temple.


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