Tales of the Gryphon

Into the Void...

The Reunion Tour

Arachnid Nebula ~ 5 years 3 months ABY

With the Heliopolis project on Shesharile 5 underway, people had been busy with construction projects, buisiness negotiations and establishing the new law enforcement. Maya was now showing with her twin girls, being nearly seven months along. Even Yerkys ne Dago seemed to be happy to contribute to the success of the operation.

Then came the HoloComm message from “Black Hole”, an Imperial Security Bureau Agent and Sith Mind Master. The dungeoneer ship Cerebus had been set adrift in the Arachnid nebula, home of the void spiders. Onboard were not only former team members Sage, Evincar and Quinn, but many others from Rath’s past including Lara Loranar, the granddaughter of Gunther Loranar. It seemed the Dark Lord had been gathering those he deemed valuable enough to bait Rath into the treacherous space where certain doom would await him…

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Entering the ship Rath used 36 shots out of one of his Enforcer VI and gave one of the Enforcer VIs to Lara.

Into the Void...
 

PART ONE: Into the Web

Responding to Cronal’s challenge, Rath had the “Puddle Jumper” powered up. Bruce gathered his usual array of weapons plus a flame rifle and armored up. A newcomer to the unit named Cho, a Cerean Mystic Martial Artist, got a suit and joined the team. Jarael and Rex were the last to join Rath’s rescue team. Once they were all onboard they started the five to six day hyperspace trip to the Arachnid Nebula, not far from Colossus and Naboo. Reaching the expansive nebula, Rath reached out with the Force to locate Lara Loronar and the others. Even with the top end engines on the Puddle Jumper pushing double power and travelling twice as fast as a TIE fighter, it took an hour of tricky maneuvering through the occasional web pattern or empty ship hulk and debris to reach the Cerebrus.

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The Cerebrus was trailing webs and the engines were dead. Rath spotted Dash Rendar’s YT-2400 attached the the lower side of the hull. Several spiders scurried across it, stringing web over the ship. Locating Lara’s position through the Force, Rath set the Puddle jumper down on the upper wall of the dungeoneer ship near her location. Rex manned the turret, blasting approaching spiders as they scurried across the hull.

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Through the Force, Rath estimated that the engine rooms were teeming with thousands of spiders and that of a possible 9,000 prisoners he could sense a little over two thousand souls onboard, including crew. Using their lightsabers, Rath and jarael began the slow and tedious process of cutting through two meters of Mandalorian hull plating. When they breeched the hole, air began to vent through it, nearly sucking a Toydarian out of his cell. Using the Force, Rath reshaped the hull metal to encapsulate the group and seal the breech.

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Cho and Jarael blasted random spiders in the 25 story chasm between the walls of cells as they made their way to Lara’s cell and freed her.

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Cho and Jarael blasted random spiders in the 25 story chasm between the walls of cells as they made their way to Lara’s cell and freed her. Sensing that Taegan Sithkiller and Glasya were further forward, they made their way to a guard station.

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Luckily Lara had not shared the fate of many near engineering, where the young spiders were hatching and small enough the slip between the bars of the cells. Cutting through the security doors with lightsabers, they accessed a guard control room with turbolift access. Rath started to hack the computer system, searching for the locations of the Jedi prisoners who he could not sense through the Force because of their special holding cells. Unfortunately, he set off a security breach alarm with a flashing light and klackson sounder at the station they were in. This drew the attention of nearly fifty spiders crawling around the balconies and catwalks of the cell block…

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Lara managed to shut down the alarm and began searching the databank for prisoner locations. Bruce stood guard over Lara while Cho, Rath and Jarael dealt with the spiders. They managed to gun down most of the spiders at range as they leapt and scurried toward the guard station, until there were only a handful still coming. Then the turbolift opened and ten dungeoneer wardens rushed the control room and engaged Bruce. he took one of their force pikes but then was beaten to the floor as Jarael and Rath arrived in a flurry of lightsaber strikes that left the control room coated in blood and gore. The opposite turbolift opened to reveal a blue Zabrak Sith adept.

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Rath quickly cut down the Sith and Jarael cut down her two dungeoneer escorts. Cho finished shooting the last of the approaching spiders about twenty meters from the door. He turned to see gore and blood strewn everywhere in the guard control room. They used a Fastflesh medkit to tend Bruce’s bruises and cuts while Cho meditated and began practicing his martial arts techniques.

Session Awards~

15 characetr points awarded

Rath spent two Force points. Got one back plus one bonus to even out

Jarael spent one Force popint but got it back

Into the Void...
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