Episode 3.09 - Escape Velocity, Chapter 6
Shards of Exploration
Episode 3.09: Escape Velocity, Chapter 6
Vanya Ysadora, Davish Tam, and Reese Pieces have traveled to the world of Yonbiss on the border between the Outer Rim and the Unknown Regions. They are hoping to rescue a squad of Crimson Knights that survived the massacre of their order on Coruscant.
Little do they know that the last of the Crimson Knights are embroiled in a bitter war. A conflict they didn’t start between two dark forces seeking to destroy each other. The draconian Eborian Collective and the evil Eternal Sith Empire.
Even now the Eborian Collective has begun construction of a new orbital platform. A starship with a new weapon system capable of igniting the atmosphere inside a ship, or even around a world, into super-heated plasma.
- After a week of travel through hyperspace, the Night Sparrow arrives in the insular Yonbiss System. Yet another skirmish is just now wrapping up in the ongoing war between the Eborrean Collective and Eternal Sith Empire for control of this world.Each aggressor would have noticed the Sparrow if the full adventuring team had been present -- they create that sort of ripple in the fabric of local reality.However! Today, four out of five occupants within the ship are Clergy -- so they try out a more spiritually inspired approach. . . .. . . prudence.Plus a liberal helping of misdirection.
- Now that we have found and investigated the crashed VorCadriaan freighter, and rescued assorted Yondini refugees from their Raven Guard pursuers, we take them to their settlement in Vok City.Technicians' goggles conveniently obscure the signature eyebrows of two Reese Pieces and Heath Toffee. Heath is a confident, upright man; a proud student of the "Al'Saba School of Diplomacy".. They adopt the personae of outlaw tech duoBefore the last light of afternoon fades here, far across the known Galaxy, a group of experienced lifelong soldiers suddenly wish that "Highlight Reel" had been active in a place with no such equipped family members. How strange.
- Obviously, our mission to rescue the local Crimson Knights includes theft of a starship. We will help return the Khashyun to its status as historic art. We will remove the primary contention point of the planetary war. We will make off with the Sun Spear, tastefully update its interior design, eradicate all nonsense about an "atmosphere-boiling weapon".Before we can do that, we need to go over to the ancestral Necropolis to collect the hidden components of the control mechanism for said superweapon.
- Chapter 6 scene 4: The Heist
The war in the Chalcedon system has come to a bloody, ragged end. But even though the war ended, the battles continue. Brush fires from scattered pirates and insurgents harass the young Republic.
Freedworlds forces, battered and bloody, are unbowed. They work overtime to stamp out these problems with an eye to avoid the mistakes of the past. Chancellor Kanter is well aware of the path that was taken between the Old Republic and the tyranny of the Galactic Empire. She has no urge to repeat those mistakes.
Now, the actual work to build a stable and just government has started. Already the first challenge has appeared: the Hutt Meldari Council.
Black Sun retreated into the shadows, leaving the Hutts no choice but to concede Chalcedon to the Freedworlds. With no other options, the Hutts entered a negotiation with the Freedworlds Republic for concessions over captured prisoners of war, resources, business deals, and more.
One issue stands in the way of the others, and may be the Hutt’s main grievance: the kidnapping of Jem Vandos. Vandos is the only humanoid to be legally considered a ‘Hutt’ and a voting member of the Meldari Council. To the Hutts, Vandos is legally one of their own. So this kidnapping is a dire offense.
The Hutt Kajidics, or clans, blame the Freedworlds for the kidnapping. Chancellor Kanter denies it.
As the negotiations are at a stalemate, Chancellor Kanter has dispatched dozens of teams to scour the system for Jem Vandos. Returning the man to the Hutts would break the stalemate.
An Artful Dodge
The trip to Tunring Station uncovered illegal spicing mining but not Jem Vandos. Instead, the Jem Vandos the Explorers found was an actor. A decoy hired to mislead any hunters searching for the real Gamesman.
It was a deadly trap but one the Explorers survived. After the dust settled, they learned that Jem had been transported across the galaxy at Sargon Xan Daran’s orders. Where? They didn’t have exact coordinates. Instead, they had four probable locations.
Of the four, one was the distant world of Yonbiss on the border between the Outer Rim and the Unknown Regions. This was also the location where Vanya had been given a vision by the Force as to where the last of the Crimson Knights could be found. Vanya and Davish lost little time in setting off for the distant world. Reese Pieces and his apprentice, Almon D’Joy decided to join them, curious as to how this squad of Crimson Knights survived.
Mission of Mercy
Even now, the group flies through hyperspace to the distant system. One so isolated, little to no news about it exists. But, if rumors are believed, the Crimson Knights were sent here by the command of Emperor Palpatine with secret orders to undermine a deadly foe. A secret mission that didn’t end once Palpatine was overthrown…
Eternal Sith Empire
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