Dawn of Defiance: Sword of the Empire|
Cast of Characters
- Praz Toth: Zabrak Scout
- Disco Daley: Human soldier
- Niik: Rodian Noble
- Wenton Kether: Human Jedi
- Kel: Duros scoundrel
- Hyrathan Orr: Human Techie
- Junas Melecopalena: Ithorian Noble
From the Journal of Disco
Jedi Master Denion has fallen into the hands of the inquisition and
is being held captive in the Deep Core, We now have the codes that will get
us into the Deep Core. Prakith is a mining world in the Deep Core.
Senator Organa would like us to go to Prakith and free the Jedi Master and
see if we can find out any more information. The senator will reward
us with 15,000 credits each if we are successful. Prakith is also the
home of the inquisition. We accept the mission.
We travel to Prakith. Entering the system a no-fly zone is announced
around a mountain range close to the main spaceport. All ships instructed
to make directly for Prakith. We do so, arriving 3 hours later.
A lot of construction is going on. Niik detects a weak transmission, a
distress signal. A ship is trapped on the inner moon. We inform
the local tower and they authorise us to perform a rescue.
On the surface of the moon we find a dodgy-looking yacht - the Good
Feeling, sitting inside a crater. The ship looks cobbled together. We
land. From outside the problem is obvious. Orr goes
outside and fixes the problem. The Good Feeling takes off. We
travel to the spaceport, though we don't get far before we start to
experience power fluctuations. Wenton notices an creature attached to
the outside of the ship and blasts it off with the Force. There are
obviously others attached though. Kel powers the ship down
Wenton suits up and heads outside. Between us we force the creatures
away from the ship.
We arrive in Prak city. The obsidian tower of the Citadel
Inquisitorus looms over the city, located in the distant mountain range.
This is where the jedi master is believed to be. Wenton has a bad
feeling, the place reeks of the dark side. Only miners are allowed
into the mountain range.
We head to the Motherload cantina, to check out the local situation,
potentially establish some contacts and to seek out the pilot of the ship we
rescued. We ask around and are directed to Old Man Geddis.
On the way a barrel come rolling down a hill towards us. I
shoot it and step aside. Wenton stops it (using the force but making
it looks as though its his strength). Some human alien haters appear
at the top of the hill (there is an alien in the barrel (oops). A
fight ensues. We win.
A heavily armed speeder lands with military / guard types disembarking.
The next day we head to shanty town to speak to Old Man Geddis. He
tells us that there are a lot of mines in the area but non connect to the
Geddis Mine or the inquisitors tower. He mentions hairless wookies before
passing out (maybe it was a mistake to take him alcohol!). As we leave we
see a truck dropping rubbish into a hole. Something runs across our vision.
We go to the dump to investigate.
Behind a box we find one of the hairless wookies. It asks for help- it
want to get home - under Prakith. It needs to get back to the world-flesh.
It came here looking for the source of the poison. It needs to get back down
the hole that rubbish is being dumped into. We need to delay the
frequency of the dumps to allow time for this.
One of the workers approaches. Wenton captures him. He suggests
calling in a power fluctuation which will defer the next drop. Afraid for
his life he does this. We descend.
We are attacked my a mad gelatinous cube. It swallows me but the rest of
the group succeed in killing it and rescue me. We descend deeper. More
hairless wookies appear and we talk to them. They agree to guide us to
the mountains via their underground passages providing we take care of some
of their enemies first.
From the Journal of Orr
Oops. We talk too loudly and the guards (or what we expect is there at
least) stop making noise. We throw glowrods and frag grenades down the
corridor then wait to see what happens. There's a squeal and a mech
sidesteps into the corridor and fires a giant laser into the center of the
room. It misses most of us and Praz dodges out of the way skillfully.
Disco, Wenton and myself destroy the mining vehicle then we all take
cover watching the two entrances having heard some other guards/miners run
off calling for help.
Disco destroys an incoming droid, then forms
move toward him and two more mining mech's fire lasers at him. Praz moves up
to cover the other corridor and shoots an incoming droid as they announce
their intention to make us leave the mine. I cover Praz, over his shoulder
with autofire and take out a group, while Disco and Wenton charge up
the corridor, the Jedi deflecting giant blaster bolts ahead of the soldier.
Praz backs up screaming "You'll never eject me from the premises!" and
between him and Niik they finish off the mining droids. Wenton engages a
group of hidden miners, while we cover the corridors awaiting targets to
shoot at. Wenton plays tag with a group of arc cutter wielding miners, the
charges up the corridor to the mechs and we return fire on the no longer
hidden mechs. They explode in a hail of blaster fire and saber slices.
Sterub bodies, cut in half by thelaser borer mechs, lie all over the
room, executed by the miners. Job done (and we find 7 speeder bikes too)!
Herd takes the prisoners and puts greithka over their heads till they
suffocate and die, feeding the tiny cube.
We take a few days worth of digested miner meat courtesy of greithka and
set off an a completely unsafe speed through the depths of the planet. 2
crashes, a collapsing wall and my own stupidity put paid to my bike, it
exploding against a stalagtite as i jump free. Wenton heals me and i climb
aboard Praz's speeder.
Catching us by surprise, all but Disco are grappled by a giant dark side
creature hanging from the low ceiling. We ignore its crushing grip and
unleash blaster fire and flying lightsabers at it, tearing into the evil
mass with abandon - it ignores us and continues its own assault with
flailing tentacles and mind blasts. It takes over Wenton's mind and drops
him to the water, right before I hit a lucky shot and the creature appears
to die dropping me into the water too.
We rest over night and repair the very damaged bikes as best as possible
and continue on up an incline that opens into an ancient moss covered area.
The Inquisitorious stands above us, the base suspended on colonnaded posts,
a giant dark side phallus rising into the night sky above.
Praz and I move over to a service elevator and convince it to come
collect us, followed by the others as the lift decends. Praz and I climb in,
but Wenton stumbles infront of a camera, triggering automated defenses. Two
squads of droids drop from the citadel and open fire on Wenton and Niik,
while the doors close around us and the elevator begins rising into the
tower. Praz finds a hatch in the elevator and I fail to take control of the
stupid machine again - causing the doors to open and the movement stops, and
Praz has to dodge a hail of blaster fire from droids blocking the doorway.
Wenton succumbs to the desire to use the force and throws the droids into
each other. Praz and I defeat our droids and take control of the lift,
sending it back down as four dark jedi drop to the floor and swarm Wenton.
In an epic battle we finally bring down the last dark sith trainee and
take a breather.
From the Journal of Wenton
We are fighting in a lift. Lots of stuff is happening it's very
We are going into different levels of the tower. Always split the party,
that usually works out for the best.
Some Sith are attacking Ore. We are all in the same area now, more or
I disarm one of the Sith and take the fight to the other. Everyone else
also does some stuff but it's no where near as flashy.
One of the Sith attacks with his little sabre and hits Disco. Not a
problem with the amount of hit point he has. Ore kills one of them with a
Kel attacks with his little pistol pew pew. He is dead. Bravo.
We are in a corridor looking for a way up.
We are going up in a lift.
There are some more Sith at the top level, it's about to get dangerous.
May the force be with us.
Denia is being tortured and Draco is ALIVE!!! We are in trouble.
Nik tumbles into the lift shaft following the two droids I threw down.
Draco means business.
Big fight but I think we are winning. Auto crit against him doing lots of
damage. I crit him on an opportunity attack, that's gotta hurt.
Denia is getting weak, I will have to save her.
Draco escapes screaming i'll get you potter.
Denia has died her last act to drive away Draco, Jun is on his way to
pick us up in the ship, whilst being chased by the ships from Prax City.
We flee the planet as fast as we can, leaving Nik behind to steal the
The Sarlec project is being assembled near the planet of Bis, we shall
fly to Biss to destroy the Sarlac ship once and for all.....
From the Journal of Gold 15
We fly into the system to fight. We see
the ship. Dogfight. We win, dock and see malfor's ship. We get jumped.
Some stormers and big humanoids with axes. Fight. Orr and Neek
From the Journal of Niik Teelan
The fight finishes with some
stormtroopers running off with Disco in hot pursuit. At this point an alarm
sounds and we hear a call to evacuate the station. Praz is left on the ship.
He stupidly decides to join the space battle. It's strangely quiet. Finally
we see signs for the control room. Small dark hovering droids open fire from
side corridors. We all go down under a hail of fire.
We awake but feel
groggy. We have been heavily drugged. G6 asks us where the rebel fleet is.
We hear an alarm and our doors open. Jun comes and rescues us and then
disappears. We head for the lifts and hack the controls to head up to the
The doors open and we see our mortal enemies at the far end of the
room. Draco, Varth and G6 stand alongside shadowguards in lovely red armour
and cloaks. We see that there is a huge space battle going on. The empire is
attacking the rebel fleet. We engage the shadowguards. Wenton and Disco
attack G6 and Varth. Niik cruelly executes the technician in charge of
shield control. Niik and Orr try to work the shield controls while being
attacked by Varth and the Shadow troopers. Draco causes G6 to explode in
front of Wenton. Wenton comes to the rescue. Disco trades shots with Varth
and the troopers. It's all down to Orr. Orr takes a blast as he works the
computer. We hear the sound of the shields going down. Draco kills Orr and
tries to put up the shields. Niik throws a grenade at the computer which
explodes. Disco and Wenton makes a cowardly escape in the turbo lift.
Praz is on the bridge of the of the Nebulon B Frigate as it ploughs into the
bridge killing Kel and Niik. Draco dives into the lift.
slams Disco into Wenton who expires on the ground. Disco barges Draco out of
the turbolift and both of them are killed.