Flight of The Phoenix

The Darkness Rises

The crew arrived at Recopia, a virtually barren core world planet that is strategicaly placed between the Corellian Trade Spine and the Hydian Way.
they handed over the captured crew from the escape pods. Tamolin Cubri sort out fellow women of her profession and spoke about a guild that is starting up under control of someone she knew. There was some interest.
Together with Lando they met with Jedi Master Skywalker. Talon Karde was also present.
they reported the events and the knowledge of this new Dark Force user to Jedi Skywalker. He seemed very interested in the news.
However more pressing matters needed our attention.
they were requested (and Talon offered us a total of 150k credits) to locate and recover the now missing Sluissi Congregete Huon Candonbar.
After the meeting Tamolin approached Talon about the guild that she was starting up. They spoke about how Talon could provide sercurity when required in exchange for payment in information.
The Republic had received news that a new Moff (a Sluissi named Carnassis) had presented himself in the Sluis Van Sector.
It was reported that this new Moff had captured Huon Candonbar and sent him off to Kessel. The transport never arrived.
they had been tasked with infiltrating the celbrations of the new Moff to find out where the transport had been sent. Also they were informed that the Moff had an advisor named Rolf that no-one was able to gain any knowledge of.
The republic had been able to obtain an invitation to the party. They also found out that he had a ‘taste’ for female Tw’licks.
they were to meet up with an agent who could provide us with more accurate information of the journey to Sluis Van. they were slightly amused to find out it was our friendly Slustan Trundor.
Meanwhile Paylee spoke with Goram Bru who had expessed his interest in a new job offer as XO on a newly commissioned Republic ship. Paylee discussed this with the rest of the crew who ulimatly let him go. Paylee asked him if he knew of anyone who he could trust to be his replacement. He mentioned a girl named Kiara Salycon on Sluis Van that he had previously worked with.
Once the Pheonix had been restocked by a very happy Barysten Hibs (a total of 15k of credits had been given to him to akcomplish this).
The trip to Sluis Van passed fairly uneventful. Trundor exclaimed that he was an exelent pilot and Kale Race proptly disproved him during a Hyperdrive recharge stop. Barrysten changed the invitation to appear as a Tw’lick delegate and her companion. Barrysten’s responce was that none of us are Tw’licks. Tamolin then upped his pay to 6k if he would keep quiet about what he was about to see. She then changed her appearance in to that of a Tw’lick. Gobsmacked he altered the forms.
Once they had arrived at Sluis Van everyone went their seperate ways while waiting for the party to begin the next evening. Tamolin sent out requests for an audience with the Moff but was declined as she knew she would be. She then sort out fellow people (both men and women) of her profession to express the idea of the guild. This time she was met with a great deal of interest when the security arrangements were mentioned. One Madam there spoke of a house that could be used as a temporary headquaters on Sluis Van. Paylee approach Kiara Salycon and found out that she is an aide for an Empire respresentative. She also pilots the occasional shuttle.
With a small 4 seater Air speader they were provided with they dressed up and proceeded to the party. Moff Carnassis’ palace was an impressive place. The fake invitations passed all examination and they were allowed in to the party. Tamolin (as a Tw’ick) and Paylee entered the party and quickly drew appealing glances. Tamolin subltly attempted to draw Carnassis’ attention. She noticed that Rolf was watching her intently. Paylee meanwhile found Kiara and spoke with her. Tamolin they mingled with the crowd striking up conversations and gaining information. She very sublty found some potenially new clients of her own.
Carnassis approached her to find out what she was interested in meeting hmi about. Here they spoke of a “cousin” that Tamolin had that could bring a great deal of embarasment to her. She wanted to speak to the Moff about ways that they may be able to help each other out. Carnassis left with the promise to discuss the details in his chamber later that night. Rolf then holted Tamolins departure and questioned her about her intentions. She acted up the nervousness that most people felt under his gaze. She passed his tests but he kept his eye on her as the night continued.
While this was happening Kale and Picket had driven around to the speeder parking area. When they were out of sight Kale quickly drove the speeder up to the top balcony of the palace hoping to be able to gain access inside. Both leapt out and Kale remotely drove the speeder to the assigned area almost gaining the attention of the droid guards posted on watch. Kale managed to bypass some of the security systems. they then not so deftly entered via a window setting of an alarm in the process. Kale quickly gained access to the security systems againand turned the alarm off. But not before alerting the driod guards. Hearing them approach Picket hid in a closet while Kale opened a panel and crept under the bed. Two driods entered the room scanned the area and on finding nothing one left the room. The remaining droid sat on the bed to make sure the room was secure, with Picket and Kale stuck in the room.
later in the evening Paylee discussed what she had learnt of Kiara’s plight. Her brother Rayne Salycon was being transported on the same vessel as Houn. Tamolin said that they should leave early to see what they can do. Carnassis tied up the evening and approached Tamolin about their “discussion”. Rolf howeer advised Carnassis agianst it as he did not trust this Tw’lick. Tamolin managed to convince Rolf that she was harmless and mearly wanted to discuss some private issue with Carnassis. Carnassis, looking forward to the “discussion” over ruled Rolf and escorted Tamolin to his quarters were Kale and Picket were hidden. With the room emptied, much to Kale and Picket’s relief, Tamolin went to work n gaining the information on were Huon Candonbar was sent. this took a fair amount of time and acting on Taomlins behalf and a great deal on patients on Kale and Pickets.
With Carnassis tied up and unconscious Tamolin let Kale and Picket out the same window they came in. They they proceeded to get the speeder and drive around the front. Tamolin again met Rolf outside the Moff’s quarters where he again questioned her. She again passed whatever test he had and left the building to be driven away by Kale.

going to need some input here as I missed a lot of the conversation Paylee had with Kiara

Back at the ship the crew together with Kiara went over the information gained. The ship that was transporting Huon Candonbar and Rayne Salycon was on cource to Kessel but had crashed in an asteroid belt just off the planet Dagobar. The ship somehow survive the impact but was stranded on the asteroid. The crew managed to stablise the vessel and keep it on the rock. Carnassis was quite please with the outcome as he now had a prison where no one would look. The perfect place for any political prisoners he had, such as Huon Candonbar. Kiara told the crew that she could get access to an impiral shuttle and the codes required to get in the prison. They then agreed to meet in orbit around Dagobar.
The ships met without issue and once docked Kale, Picket, Paylee and Tamolin boarded the old shuttle Kiara had aquired. They quickly went over the plan to board the ship under the guise of an unschedualed shipment of goods and take out the few guards there, release the prisoners and escape to the Pheonix.
This did not quite go to plan.
Approaching the field they saw just how bad it looked. While Kale had run a few simluations on piloting through the field it still looked quite bad. The prison hailed them and Tamolin in the guise of Bru as of imperial officer, with the help of Kale gave the requested codes and was told that the had to fly through part of the asteroid field before their tractor beam could clear the way for them. “Not a problem” they responded. Having one of the best pilots the crew knew of, Kale piloted the shuttle with ease throught the field. The prison guards then cleared the way for the shuttle to board. Once on board Tamolin spoke to the guards welcoming comittie and requested help in unloading the vessel. Grudgingly yhe guard got more of them to help. As soon as they appeared the Crew opened fire on them. Kale stunned one while everyone else killed the guards. Kale was not at all pleased in the reckless killing of unarmed people dispite them being imerial personel. Moving further into the prison they met with little resistance until the jail cells themselves. these were guarded by two IG-100 Magnaguard droids. After a brief battle the droids were rended inoperable and they gained access to the cells. The crew was then informed by Huon Candonbar that the others had been taken away just recently. They then went to escorted the prisoner back to the shuttle. Meanwhile Paylee and Picket had searched the rest of the prison for the reamining crew. They managed to lock two in a room but found out that two fighter-class vessels had docked while they were battling the droids. Paylee quickly informed the crew. Kale with Huon and Rayne Salycon ran and met Paylee and Picket at the second docking bay where the shuttle docked. The fighters being in the first. Before them stood Rolf unaware of the crew. They promptly opened fire on him and servely wounded him. Behind them they heard the signature snap-hiss of a lightsaber. Turning the saw Huon’s son Girif Candobar. Then Rolf’s own lighsaber ignited and the battle was on. the crew focused their fire on Rolf as he seemed to be the more dangerous of the two. During the battle Rolf threw arcs of blue-white lightning at the crew and at Huon. Huon somehow obsorbed the stirkes and used some of his own powers agains the Dark Forces users. With battle going for the crew and Rolf mortally wounded Girif fled to his fighter and escaped. Rolf meanwhile activated a device on his arm and his fighter came to his rescue stopping just inside field of the docking bay. Using some forsaken powers Rolf managed to board his fighter and escape.
The crew shaken and wounded themselves took the prisoners and the broken IG-100 droids back to the Pheonix leaving the Imperial shuttle to be destroyed amoungst the Asteroid shield.


Pilot’s log: The flight through the asteroid field was interesting, the simulation before actually entering the field was good practice but the actual flight felt much different. I almost felt, flying through the asteroids, that I was part of a larger organism, that my path through was pre-conceived. The flight in obviously had the help of the Imperial tractor beam, but the flight out felt just as fluid. Speaking to Huon after the event, he said it was me starting to sense through the force, feeling the waves and ripples of my surroundings. I assume the force had something to do with the connection I felt to Tyrus, before we had even met. I could tell he was different to the other prisoners, though I couldn’t say why. I had a similar feeling with Huon’s son and the Zabrak… similar but different. The Imperials seem to be staging some kind of offensive, gathering a fleet, I will report this to the Alliance as soon as possible.

The Darkness Rises

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