Episode 3.08, Kanter’s War, Chapter 6
Shards of Exploration
Episode 3.08: Kanter’s War, Chapter 6
A message from the desert shook Chalcedon into action. Alliances between the Sisters of the Steel Rose, the Baize pirate clan, and the Freedworlds were forged. Elsewhere, freed farmers tell the story of their dramatic desert rescue from pirates.
At the edge of the deep desert, missing weapons and supplies vital to the Freedworlds Republic war effort has been mysteriously discovered. Little does the Republic suspect the deadly alterations made to the weapons by the Tilles pirate clan for the pirates' own deadly purposes.
Meanwhile, inside the hidden Tilles pirate base at the bottom of the NEEDLE FOREST canyon, the heroes are in a fight for their lives. Caught in a crossfire, they search for a desperate plan to free themselves, and the pirate captives, from the Tilles pirates and units of lethal DARK TROOPERS before the pirate leader’s self-destruct device vaporizes the base along with everyone in it…
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.
Slipping in through a maintenance hatch next to the wastewater vent, they slipped into the pirate base, only to uncover that the pirates are using fully armed and operational Dark Trooper Battle Droids!
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.