XP Earned: 5
Total XP: 210 plus 25 from Mike before Joe took over = 235
Game Date: 2/26/2015
Fleeing Dr. Kinesworthy’s facility in a lower level on Kashyyyk (where the Emperor’s new “Hand” & its forces were rampaging), the party flew off in the Millennium Falcon towards their ship, where they believed Mara Jade & Suul were waiting for them. Odds was nursing a massive face wound, while IG was slowly trying to reset systems damaged in the fight with the NK-Necrosis and its forces. A still-hungover Han Solo was piloting as best he could, though being Corellian, he almost seems to fly a little better while there’s some alcohol in his system.
There was a bit of shooting & dodging assassin droids, but the party escaped. Making their way back to their ship, the Arkanis, Mara Jade met them outside to say that Suul had run off into the woods to draw the attention of awful dark shadow beings of pure evil. Having fought one of these Force Wraiths in the cave on Dagobah, the party was not eager to fight multiple Wraiths.
Fenn also sent a coded message to Thrawn, conveying that he should orbitally bombard the area that had Kinesworthy’s lab (and the Necrosis forces) within it. That bombardment (in an unknown radius) was a constant thread over what happened next, though the actual strike has not yet happened.
However, the discussion of who would take what ship & where they were going next became a bit heated. Han had info about another group of Wookieees that he wanted to go help, & sent those coordinates to the Arkanis so that they could take both their ships there. Fenn wanted to get off planet, away from all the chaos on Kashyyyk. However, when Moss used the Force to look into the likely futures of what would happen if he left, he saw the Dark Side Prophetess Merili beheading Minister Gungi (with Dash Rendar’s ship in the background). He realized that Gungi had probably gotten impatient & hired Rendar to fly him to Kashyyyk, which meant that Moss wanted to stay.
Moss & Mara ended up on the Arkanis, with IG still rebooting there as well. Meanwhile, Javert & Odds went to “talk to” Solo, trying to get him out of the Falcon’s cockpit & down on the ground (where Fenn planned to have him taken so that they could steal the Falcon. Han sensed something was up, & refused to leave the cockpit, causing Odds to reach for him, which made Han shoot (first), knocking Odds out. Javert quickly stunned Han into unconsciousness. However, as soon as Odds recovered, he pulled a blaster & shot the unconscious Han in the back of the head, killing him.
As the party left the ship to return to the Arkanis, Moss heard/felt that Solo had just been murdered, and set the ramp to close and asked Mara Jade to side with him. Odds used his remote access switch for the ship to drop the ramp, and Mara ignited her lightsaber to prevent any of the rest of the party from getting on-board.
Unfortunately for Ms. Jade, IG had rebooted by this point (Elrych decided to show up & play), and was cloaked & sneaking up on her from behind. Fenn gave the kill order, and IG split Mara Jade in half with point-blank repeater-blaster fire.
Moss, unable to handle the feelings of two murders so close to him (on of a force-user), and also not comprehending how his so-called friends could have become so evil, locked himself in a room on the Arkanis, setting a recursive virus to prevent anyone else from breaking in.
In the distance, unseen by the party, watching the whole thing from a dark shadow of the woods, was the Dark Prophetess Merili, who smiled as she felt the darkness rising in so many party members, licking her lips at the fear Moss was exuding. Her dark eyes burned with madness as she let the madness of the Dark Side help her to decide what to do next with these precious little playthings.