Episode 3.08, Kanter's War, Chapter 5
Shards of Exploration
Episode 3.08: Kanter’s War, Chapter 5
It is a race against time where death could be the winner. Although the first pirate convoy of victims has been rescued, another convoy remains at large with its cargo of kidnapped moisture farmers.
Evading detection, the second convoy raced south for the pirate’s hidden base deep in the Needle Forest canyon of Chalcedon. The heroes are in close pursuit, their ships descending into the thick mists of the canyon with runnings lights burning into the ghostly fog.
Ship sensors pierce the murky depths, uncovering the iridescent glimmer of a base shield covering the entrance to a cavern in the deepest part of the canyon. The heroes scour the Needle Forest in search of a means into the hidden pirate base before a sinister fate claims the lives of the missing captives…
The attacks against the Freedworlds have subsided into a full system war. Black Sun and their allies launch surgical strikes against the rag-tag forces of the Freedworlds Republic. In return, the ingenuity of the Republic has kept the conflict at a dangerous stalemate.
On Chalcedon, the heroes regroup to get their bearing. Looming over them are the ghosts of problem’s past:
But now, more pressing troubles have emerged…
Sent by Chancellor Kanter, the heroes did broker the agreement between the Vorbaize Pirate Clan and the Freedworlds Republic. But an attack by the rival Tilles pirate clan prevented the heroes from delivering the good news to Chancellor Kanter.
Now, disturbing information has come to light. The Tilles pirates, working with corrupt elements of the Chalcedon Trade Guild, prey upon the far flung settlements on Chalcedon’s rocky surface for either captives or supplies. These captives are then used in death match gladiatorial pit fights.
So far, the Tilles pirate clan shows no sign of stopping their behavior.
Meanwhile, the heroes uncover evidence that there is not one, but two more mysterious obelisks. An Obelisk of Light and an Obelisk of Shadow. The latter possibly being a hidden repository of Dark Side knowledge lost since the beginning of the Jedi Order.Compounding is the kidnapping of local moisture farmers. Far more than Tilles clan has ever bothered with before, and far too many for mere pit fighting. The heroes have stopped one convoy but a second escaped to a hidden base at the bottom of the Needle Canyon. Undeterred, the heroes give chase.
In a smuggler base located within the depths of the Needle Forest.
Datunda, 29 Nelona, 12731(Early evening)
The mysterious, thick and deep super-saturated mists of the Needle Forest in the southeastern region of the Strosis Continent on the planet, Chalcedon.