Dawn of Defiance

Episode II
A WRETCHED HIVE

Between the stars in the blackness of space, the Nebulon-B frigate Resurgence floats silently away from the prying eyes of the Empire. Meanwhile, the galaxy continues to sink further into darkness. Each day, remnants of the Old Republic are crushed and a New Order is more firmly established.
Former Imperial Admiral Gilder Varth has provided Alderaanian agents with vital information on secret projects, and even now events are in motion to reveal the Empire’s misdeeds to the galaxy .

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Traitor's Gambit pt. 2
How the group got squashed...

After being briefed by Senator Bail Prestor Organa the group set out for Felucia. After disembarking The Banshee and leaving Sirona Okeefe and her droid Crash behind the group started a tedious trek through the mushroom jungle of Felucia.
After meeting with Mandrake at the native village, the group spotted a scout trooper darting from the village on his speeder and they took up the chase. Flyff accidentally woke up a dying Rancor who had lied down to slowly fade away under the moss of the planet, after a brief fight with the beast, Flyff was rendered incapacitated and shortly after Rizuri met the same fate. As the noise of the fighting rung through the jungle, Rango turned her Kybuck and galloped back to investigate what befell her comrades only to be smashed into pulp by the rancor…

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Traitor's Gambit pt. 1
The Sel Zonn Station

Flyff Softpaws escorted Renci Tosh to Sel Zonn Station above Brentaal and met Rango and Content Not Found: rizuri.
At the station the three first got into a fight with two imperial stormtroopers at the Promenade as they saved the life of the Alderaanian security officer Maya who was at the station to meet with the crime lord Switch for a deliver of a certain parcel that was due for Alderaan.
As Maya was seriously wounded in the shoot-out at the Promenade, she put faith in the troupe to carry out her orders and meet with Switch and receive the package. Unknown to her and the troupe, the package consisted of an Alderaanian agent, frozen in carbonite, already seized by Imperial forces and was just about to be prepared to be shipped off station and to undisclosed location for debriefing and imprisonment.
The troupe learned of the location of the package from Switch and at Blue Deck of the station, they went head on with a patrol of stormtroopers to gain control of the frozen agent. As they succeeded in defeating the opposition, they discovered that their retreat was blocked by reinforcements and they locked themselves in the hangar.
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With only space as their escape route, Maya and captain Sirona Okeefe jumped to the groups rescue and lifted them off station and jumped through hyperspace to the planet of Alderaan where they met with Senator Bail Prestor Organa.
Senator Organa greeted the group as equals, but still distanced enough to mark his status as senator. In an audience he explained that he had another delicate problem which he needed direct action from the player characters to handle.

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Rendezvous at Ord Mantell
Helping a damsel in distress

Flyff and Xer’yth found themselves grounded at the battle-worn planet of Ord Mantell due to a brief skirmish with two TIE-fighters not long after entering the Bright Jewel System, the burly Corellian freighter proved not much of a fight for the highly trained pilots of the Galactic Empire and with damages beyond safety for space-flight, the troupe set down at Ord Mantell.
Scanning the planet from orbit, Xer’yth found the settlement of Great Rock and there the two hired the services of Silas Fudd to repair their torn up ship.
Stranded in the frontier town, the two made their way to the dive of a cantina known as Qexi’s. After brooding for a while over their highly suspicious beverage, the two were approached by a young human female who introduced herself as Renci Tosh.
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“You two look like you would help out a lady in distress, no?”
- Renci Tosh

Tosh explained to the miscreants that she herself also had been shot down and her spacecraft were driven into the ground a good bit out of town, and needed to hire the help of others in order to get her ship back, which she claimed had been taken by local criminal elements. Before the three could even leave the cantina, four security guards entered Qexi’s and started to ask their way to Renci by describing her. These were recognized by Xer’yth as a local crime lords minions and that they were up to no good, and also confirming the story of Renci Tosh of falling afoul with the local criminals. A short, but extremely violent scrap took place at Qexi’s, ending with all four goons laying dead on the dirty floor and the group ran out of town before more antagonists showed up.

While in the forest of Ord Mantell they soon picked up and started to backtrack the path of Renci from her point of origin. Most of the trek were uneventful and offered a time of reflection and conversation until they were jumped by a Mantellian Savrip that almost killed Renci Tosh with it’s vicious claws and ended up in a close quarter fight with Flyff as Xer’yth assisted with his blaster. Scraped, battered and poisoned the Togorian Flyff survived, as did the other two and after a couple of hours of tending wounds and regaining their bearings they pushed on towards the location of the ship.

Forest turned into a rocky desert-like environment, and deep gorges opened up. As their trek continued, they followed the tracks down a maze-like canyon and beyond onto an arid plain dotted with rocks and thorny shrubs. Not far from the cliffs, the troupe found what they originally set out to find – a crater, surrounded by scorched dirt and deep cuts into the hard ground. Evidence of a small ship crashing, but no sign of the ship itself. After scanning the surroundings, they spotted tracks leading away from the crash-site in the opposite direction of where they came from. It was obvious that raiders looted the site and actually made off with the whole ship.

Tracking the raiders guided the troupe to a distant mesa with a makeshift crane and chipped out tracks along its side. Scaling the cable of the crane, the two men got a good overview of the raider’s base on top of the mesa and a heavy blaster fight erupted, ending up with Xer’yth severely injured on the brink of death, but by a stroke of luck or perhaps influence of a force greater than themselves, they all got out with their hearts still beating and with a good rack of loot with them.

Back at Great Rock, Renci Tosh again asked for a favor of the crew – her starfighter was found beyond repair and now she needed transportation to her actual destination. The group agreed to take her to Sel Zonn Station for a fee of 5000 credits…

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