Empires Edge

Episode XI

The episode opens with the crew of the Blakiston relaxing after an asteroid chase away from an Imperial cruiser and a load of tie fighters chasing them away from the old rebel base, hyperspace had got them safely away but the team decided not to waste any time and immediately headed back to Elrood to report back their findings and get out of the system before the Imperials caught up with them. With the ship once again in Hyperspace Benny Roberts set about fixing [o] and after six long hours of work and numerous reboots she finally reported herself ready for duty once again.
Two hyperspace jumps later the Benny Roberts arrived in Elrood where Zhaff Talon once again learned the joys of docking fees, he was as usual not amused. However the crew headed over to the Radall corporation HQ and reported to Jaask their contact there who had given them the task of finding out what had happened to the rebel team. Sadly they reported back what had happened and Jaask revealed that the crew and ship they had found had been looking for the base they had discovered, to which the team revealed that they had set the reactor to blow and that the Imperials almost certainly knew about the base now. One thing Jaask commented on was that the tractor beam had to have some kind of power source itself as the reactor they’d restarted couldn’t be powering it, an interesting thought.
With this in mind Jaask invited the players to the Three Pins, a converted bowling alley bar in the city that evening to talk about potential work, swap over the data they had acquired and to give them their hard earned reward. This seemed good to the team and they headed off to gather up equipment (like a replacement spacesuit) sell all the loot they’d acquired and see what they could do about upgrading their ship. But even Zhaff Talon couldn’t shift the T-95 headhunter manuals, well at least they’d have emergency toilet roll.
However Benny Roberts did manage to get the bacta-tank up and running as well as the rather unconversational 2-1B medical droid, a room was cleared in the ship and they had a medbay, positively civilized!
After a bit of debate it was decided to upgrade the cannons on the ship Benny Roberts acquired the parts and set to it, however the phase stabilizers proved more tricky than he’d imagined and he ended up frying a load of circuitry leaving the guns with no fire control; eventually however he fixed it and proposed an alternative solution, fixing a third laser cannon to the turret instead and linking them all together, this modification met with much more success!
Back at the Three Pins as the crew worked their way through the cocktail selection of purple, fruity or orange in rotation Jaask gave them a list of possible jobs, following Imperial cargo ships, clearing out some pirates and delivering supplies; with their new souped up ship the team went for the pirates option; with 4k credits on offer and 2k more for the pirate leader alive and 2k for the location of their base. Apparently the pirates were operating near the Lanthrym system attacking rebel convoys. They had at least five ships; one shuttle, one T-95 headhunter and a light freighter. They were known as the Talon Raiders, L’arek Nafeel seemed to think they were ex-imperial whilst Zhaff Talon believed he’d heard of one of their attacks where they attacked a transport, dumping the passengers on a moon and taking the ship and captain away, never to be seen again.
The final bit of news Jaask had for the crew was that the [Star Destroyer Relentless] had arrived in the sector, whatever the Imperials were looking for in the sector they were very keen to get it, with this ship in the sector the rebels were having to keep things much more low key.

Episode X
What was the mission again?

The story returns with L’arek Nafeel unconscious and wounded from a blaster shot to the head after a firefight in a corridor in the abandoned rebel asteroid base.
Realising that they need some kind of atmosphere in order to operate on their fallen comrade Benny Roberts headed over to the reactor to see if he could get it back online, but his examination revealed it would take at least an hour to get the thing running and stable, damn those type VII’s!

With this in mind Zhaff Talon carried L’arek Nafeel back to the Blakiston and prised him out of his suit, almost immediately L’arek Nafeel awoke with a gasp, the kick of oxygen having revived him.
Benny Roberts returned his attentions to the reactor and after an hours careful monitoring declared it up and ready, furthermore he discovered the controls for the tractor beam that was acting as a deadly trap for any ship that might venture close and shut it off. Having fixed the reactor (did he mention he fixed the reactor?) he returned atmosphere to the facility and to finish off he returned the Blakiston and patched up L’arek Nafeel with a medipac and the team was fighting fit once again.
Exploration resumed and the party gathered outside the tempting sounding armoury, and despite his previous success at starting massive energy sources (did he mention that?) Benny Roberts was unable to get the door open, instead Zhaff Talon and L’arek Nafeel managed to bypass the security systems and get it open to reveal…. nothing! All cleaned out! Not so much as a blaster pistol.
Instead the team turned to the crew quarters and once again Zhaff Talon and L’arek Nafeel worked out the security for the door to see two security droids battering at a door at the other side of the room in a scene of chaos. A firefight erupted immediately and this time it was only the droids that were damaged. A search of the room found a vidslug from one of the last people to be on the station, recording how they’d had to leave the supply depot after a transmission was intercepted; but despite everyone going one of the team “Mendie” was going to stay and guard the facility until they could return to pick up the ships and remaining gear in a month.
With this in mind they broke into the door the droids had been hammering on, on the other side of the crew quarters, inside was the smell of stale air, bad air and a long ladder down and at the bottom, another locked door; what was with this? Opening this door (they were getting good at this now) they were assaulted by a horrific stench and an alarm klaxon they started up in the room, not only this a strange looking droid with penned-on humanoid features crudely wearing clothes was standing over a dessicated body, the source of the horrible smell. The droid didn’t even get a chance to lift it’s blaster before the team shot it to pieces and investigation revealed that the dead body was none other than Mendie, the last crewman of the station.
The alarm however was still blaring and despite repeated attempts to crack open the security box the team couldn’t get it open, waving the others outside to safety Zhaff Talon decided to try a more direct approach and blast the box into submission, his shot took off the corner of it and at last the siren shut up.
Exploring the room the party found a log of 495 entries long cataloguing Mendie’s steady descent into insanity as he went stir-crazy (apparently) eventually declaring that all the droids on the station (apart from his faithful “no.2”) were imperial agents and he was locking himself into the security bunker to save himself until the rest of the rebels returned.
At this point despite the interesting asteroid the party realised they still hadn’t found what they’d come here to do, the Star Forge and it’s crew! Heading outside in the Blakiston the team scanned around and found amongst the wreckage of the imperial cruiser what seemed to be the remains of a freighter ship, could this be it? Suddenly the Blakiston was rocked by laser fire and a TIE fighter screamed past their ship, lasers firing, everyone quickly jumped to their stations and Zhaff Talon expertly steered behind the tie whilst L’arek Nafeel manned the laser cannons; a blast hit the TIE and it turned to run, twisting and turning through the asteroid field until it bounced off one and spun… right into another laser blast which blew it to pieces.
With time now short the team landed and searched the crashed freighter and found out it was indeed the Star Forge two dead bodies inside and a very damaged and somewhat distressed R2 droid that the team rescued and added to their increasing pile of loot.
Back inside the team decided to start grabbing everything that wasn’t nailed down, Bacta tank (with a small crack in it, after an accident with a door frame when moving it) droid parts, blaster rifles, power cells, it all went inside the Blakiston which was looking increasingly full.
Zhaff Talon noticed something on the asteroids limited scanners, two incoming starfighter size ships; thinking quickly the team reactivated the tractor beam and one of them smashed straight into the asteroid, dust shaking the ‘roid as it did, the other however got away and started orbiting nearby, no doubt calling for help. A sinister large shape with a swarm of starfighters on the scanner soon confirmed it.
With the last few things they could find thrown into their ship Benny Roberts sabotaged the reactor and primed it to blow, hopefully, but the team didn’t stay around to find out if this worked; hopping into the Blakiston they flew out of the ’roid and with excellent piloting from Zhaff Talon were into the surrounding asteroid field before the nearby TIE could even realise what was up.
But it was too late for the imperials, dodging asteroids and swinging all over the place Zhaff Talon got the ship clear of the ’roids and into open space so they could jump to hyperspace and a four hour journey to Dega and away.

Stars covered the screen as they jumped to hyperspace.

Episode IX
Into the 'roid with droid and blaster

Having previously acceptted a mission from the rebels to locate the missing ship Star Forge and it’s crew the characters have followed the trail and found themselves out in the asteroid filled system of Ossirrag. Investigation of the system uncovered a large mass of debris near a binary asteroid system, two very large asteroids indeed. Scanning the area they found the remains of an imperial cruiser both around and on the asteroid, including a very large impact crater.

The mystery of why this had happened was solved very quickly as a powerful tractor beam of some kind started to drag them towards the asteroid, only the superior flying skills of Zhaff Talon stopped them crashing into it; this however far from detered them and they decided to land on the asteroid itself.

The asteroid was large enough to have minimal gravity, but had no atmosphere at all; further investigation revealed some massive duralloy doors hidden inside a crater which Benny Roberts managed to get open to reveal a big dark nothing inside.

A dropped flarestick fell almost 100 metres down to show some crates and something under a tarp, the size of the room beyond was pretty big. Leading from the front Zhaff Talon lowered himself down on a rope (left over from their previous cliff-climbing expedition) down to the bottom to find no sign of light or life anywhere. Sure enough that it was safe L’arek Nafeel (who slipped, nearly falling all the way down) and Benny Roberts climbed down to join them, leaving Olive to guard the top of the rope and the doors and keep an eye on the ship.

A lot of searching around in the dark revealed that they’d found into what turned out to be a hanger uncovered a power control panel, three Z-95 headhunters under the tarp and a lot of thruster parts, manuals and vaccum preserved food in boxes around the hanger.
With a big of electrical convincing Benny Roberts managed to get the lights and gravity systems back online to reveal two doors out of the hanger (one labelled “Reactor Room”) as well as an abandoned rec area. Zhaff Talon headed back to the ship as Olive joined the rest of the team inside, Zhaff Talon moving the Blakiston inside the hanger so they could close the doors.

Searching the unmarked door revealed sleeping bunks with room for a dozen people; no signs of a hurried escape, there was scarcely anything inside.
Turning their attention to the reactor door the team hauled it open managing not to pull any muscles to reveal a large room under emergency lighting with the squat cube of a fusion reactor with instruments ticking over. The sharp eyed L’arek Nafeel also spotted a hatch in the ceiling next to some rungs. After a bit of decision Benny Roberts headed up to try and get the hatch open, but he soon found that, for him, hanging onto rungs and opening a hatch are mutually exclusive activities and decided to stick to the former as a priority. Inside Olive was sent up to get the door open, which she managed after accidentally dropping a power cell, causing a brief bit of concern when it exploded.

The satisfaction of the open hatch soured almost immediately as blaster fire came down through it immediately and damaged Olive who headed down quickly to hide as the party returned fire; a brief respite in the fire followed but then a droid with a blaster rifle swung down to shoot at the group, also learning that rungs and shooting aren’t something to combine and found itself in a damaged heap on the floor and Zhaff Talon the proud owner of a blaster rifle.

Deciding to investigate upstairs the group clambered up to find a corridor with a door at the end with a red cross, and two doors on the sides with red lights indicating they were likely locked; the side doors labelled “Armoury” and “Crew Quarters”. The team decided to head down towards the red cross room; however three droids stepped out when the party was only halfway along and a blaster fight errupted; the droids being blown to slag but the unfortunate L’arek Nafeel being shot through his faceplate and wounded; the loss of air being more concerning than the wound itself as he slipped into unconciousness just as Benny Roberts managed to jury-rig a breach-patch ontoL’arek Nafeel’s suit, saving him.

Moving on to the room with the red cross in the hope it was a medbay and carrying L’arek Nafeel between them the team found that it was indeed a medbay, although one that showed signs of a fight, two Bacta tanks, one broken as well as a damaged looking 2-1B medical droid.
(Fade to grey)

Welcome to your Adventure Log!
A blog for your campaign

Every campaign gets an Adventure Log, a blog for your adventures!

While the wiki is great for organizing your campaign world, it’s not the best way to chronicle your adventures. For that purpose, you need a blog!

The Adventure Log will allow you to chronologically order the happenings of your campaign. It serves as the record of what has passed. After each gaming session, come to the Adventure Log and write up what happened. In time, it will grow into a great story!

Best of all, each Adventure Log post is also a wiki page! You can link back and forth with your wiki, characters, and so forth as you wish.

One final tip: Before you jump in and try to write up the entire history for your campaign, take a deep breath. Rather than spending days writing and getting exhausted, I would suggest writing a quick “Story So Far” with only a summary. Then, get back to gaming! Grow your Adventure Log over time, rather than all at once.


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