Star Wars: The Light and Darkness Wars

Act I, Chapter III
"A Deal for a Deel"

The Heroes are allowed some R&R time to recover and recuperate at the recommendation of their Jedi mentor Gavyn Thess. Master Thess decides he should give the heroes a break from the base and head to Kachiro, a nearby Wookiee village in order to get to know the locals.

On their way to Kachiro they hear a scream for help as they see an olive-skinned, male Twi’lek getting chased by a Kashyyyk Jungle Panther. The heroes manage to scare the panther away instead of killing it.

The Twi’lek introduces himself as Deel Olan which it is revealed that he is from Ardana’s tribe from Ryl. He is hunting Kashyyyk Panthers for their furs but was later found out he was trying to capture the panther’s cubs as well and by using any passer-by’s (in this case, our heroes) to kill the panther (considering his own lack of material resources that he was issued).

Deel asks his former tribe leader Ardana for help as he is in a sticky situation. He reveals he is in indentured service for the Blood Hunters and is working towards his freedom but he realizes he will likely die before he can pay off his debt. Almost everyone is very reluctant to assist the sleemo due to his recent actions and initially tell him “no”.

However, Olar-Urr realizes it is not the Jedi way to leave someone in distress, regardless of who they are, and offers to help him. Silently watching his apprentices to come to their own decisions, Master Thess is quite pleased to see that Olar has kept that lesson in mind and gives him a pat on the shoulder of approval. Ardana, being her tribe’s former-leader begins to feel that she is still responsible for members of her tribe and steps forward to assist (reluctantly) Deel. The rest of the party then decides to help the troubled young Twi’lek.

They arrive at Kachiro and begin their R&R (and planning of how to assist Deel) at a local cantina where Ardana meets her old Wookiee friend she met on Ryl, Tarbecca. Tarbecca also knows Master Thess and asks him for help. Tarbecca states that Trandoshan Slave Hunters are getting brazen and are making their presence known in Wookiee villages. Tarbecca requested help from his friends to help chase away the Slave Hunters from the villages. To reinforce Tarbecca’s point, several Trandoshans walk into the cantina. A drunken D’Lar seeking trouble begins to make his presence known to them and blocks the entrance to the cantina.

A barfight between D’Lar and the Trandoshans break out and D’Lar manages to hold his own until the rest of the Trandoshan thugs gang up on him and start using their claws. Fed up, D’Lar draws out his red lightsaber and scares them out of the cantina.

The party then decides to split up in order to solve both problems at once. Ardana, Olar, and D’Lar agreed to meet with the Blood Hunters to help Deel while Bren, Juhani, Gina, and Master Thess assists the Wookiees with their Trandoshan problems.

Bren attempts to scout ahead while Gina deserts Juhani by sneaking off on her own to stalk the Trandoshan hunting party. Juhani decides to head to the trees to scout from atop. However Bren made a clumsy mistake and got the attention of a small hunting party and they gave him pursuit in the jungle. Juhani and Gina ambushed the party while Bren turned about to fight back once he realized he had help. The fight was quick but costly as Gina was badly injured. Then the party was surrounded and outnumbered by the rest of the Trandoshan hunting party however they were ambushed by Master Thess, the padawan Kaleb Vel, and a small band of Wookiees (with Tarbecca as their leader). The party returned to Kachiro for medical aid.

Meanwhile Ardana, D’Lar, and Olar headed to the Blood Hunters camp and met a Houk named Horg which is in charge of the camp which is littered with Blood Hunter personnel. Ardana then decides to negotiate with Horg’s boss and Deel’s “owner” Captain Briel Blackmaw.

Ardana and D’Lar mention setting up a potential alliance between the Republic and Blood Hunters to Captain Blackmaw in exchange for Deel’s freedom. Captain Blackmaw agreed an alliance would be beneficial but it was not profitable and he gave them some options:
They could buy Deel’s freedom by paying off the rest of his 15,000 credit price/debt. Or they could hunt a dangerous creature for the Blood Hunters to harvest.

Having not enough money to pay off Deel’s debt, they agreed to hunt the dangerous creature which was called a Jampa, an offshoot of the Wampa which has adapted Kashyyyk’s jungles. They were offered a hunting token making the hunt legal and so they returned to Kachiro to gather the rest of the party.

The rest of the party recovered under the care of Wookiee physicians and were informed of the task by Ardana. The party headed to the Etyyy Hunting Grounds to search for the Jampa and they were ambushed by the surprisingly cunning creature from the treetops. The creature was eventually defeated and taken by the Blood Hunters.

Impressed, Briel agreed that Deel’s debt was paid however Horg blabbed that he was surpised that the fraudulent hunting token worked and this upset the rest of the heroes that they were set up to poach the dangerous creature.

Ardana attempted to get a refund of credits Briel paid to “buy” Deel on top of Deel’s emancipation for hunting such a dangerous creature however Briel would not fold to paying that amount and negotiated to give her a smaller sum of credits to reward them for their bravery.

Before closing off his holocommunication, he charmed the ladies in the party with his winks and smiles and stated he would look forward to meeting them sometime in the future.

The heroes returned to Kachiro with an emancipated Deel and discussed what Deel’s fate would be.

To be continued…

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Act I Chapter II
"Rage of the Sith"

At 0600 hours, the briefing starts in the command center. Cpt. Kelstarr and Master Tycho are presenting the mission to the heroes along with Gavyn.

Their orders are to investigate this “enhancement stim” that seems to make its troops go mad by infiltrating a nearby Sith base and get more information. Destroy the surplus of stims if necessary. Gavyn is ordered to track down a group of Sith that have been dangerously close to the base’s hidden perimeter. He manages to get permission to escort his apprentices and allies to the near location of the base.

As the party gets closer to the base, they notice wreckages of droids and dead bodies, both from Republic and Sith sides. They do encounter some of the Rage Troopers standing guard at the base’s perimeter and a fight ensues but the heroes emerge victorious. Gavyn and the rest of the party part ways and then the heroes venture into the base.

The heroes manage to make their way through the base after several encounters with the deadly “Rage Troopers”. They find an armory with a small assortment of weaponry and a scientist that has managed to survive the nightmare that has occurred in the base and fills them in on the rage toxin the Sith have been developing for years to enhance their forces; however it went wrong and they took over the base.

The party manages to encounter the “leader” of the Rage Troopers Sgt. Kallos and defeated him in combat. They managed to find the “Rage Toxin” located in a safe and the toxin is destroyed (unbeknownst to the rest of the group, Ardana has secretly saved a file on how to manufacture the toxin) and returned safely to the Republic base.

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Act I Chapter I
"The Clash of Destinies"

Scene: A Republic shuttle enters a lush green planet’s horizon, entering the sky with tree-tops present where it finally lands at a Republic landing site with tattered banners flying high and the hustle and bustle of people loading/unloading cargo on freighters are going on about.

The young heroes exit the shuttle: Bren, Juhani, Olan, and Gina.

They are greeted by a man in camouflaged armor and uttering (through a helmeted voice) “Greetings! Welcome to Kashyyyk, the best ‘vacation’ spot in the galaxy! I’m Corporal Desh Lance, in charge of Zeta Squad of the Kashyyyk Special Forces. I’m charge of escorting you guys back to our base deep in the forest.”
Cpl. Lance looks the over everyone and asks “I suppose a short meet-and-greet is in order, what are your names, and if you wish, where do you come from? If you don’t wish to tell of your background that’s okay, it’s not like life has been gentle in the galaxy as of late, so I don’t blame you if you don’t wish to talk about the past.”

No one replies, nervously, Cpl. Lance informs everyone that they will be ready to leave once the cargo is prepared to go.

New Scene (In another part of the jungles of Kashyyyk): In a Sith camp (which was established to help the Sith hunt down the elusive Republic Base) Major Kryuss Vemril (which is in Trooper armor and not in the standard officer’s uniform) is overseeing a holomap with some of his underling advisors making battle strategies. Also present is Sith Lord Vhiran Lanith as his apprentice D’Lar Darknova and Darknova’s Twi’lek slave Ardana Vizzal.
Maj. Vemril hears a report from one of his underlings that a Republic shuttle has landed nearby with supply cargo. Maj. Vemril figures the supplies may be for a hidden Republic camp and comments on how he would like to intercept those supplies for his men since they were so far away from the Sith base
Lord Lanith volunteers to get the supplies and Maj. Vemril allows Lord Lanith to take small armed escort with him to take the supplies back. Maj. Vemril instructs Lord Lanith to “take no prisoners”.

New Scene (an undisclosed part of the Jungle on Kashyyyk): Time goes by as the Republic is moving through the jungle but the Sith forces manage to catch up with them and attack!

As the battle progresses, the overwhelming Sith forces are winning and are about to pounce on the remaining survivors of the Republic party however, the tide is once again turned as Republic forces attack along with a handful of Jedi.

Master Corbin Tycho and Lord Lanith lock in a great duel…at the same time D’Lar and Olar engage in combat as well with his companion, Ardana looking on. Juhani and Gina fall in combat and young Bren gets desperate and starts opening fire on any Sith he sees.
The duel is evenly matched, however at the end Master Tycho gains the upper hand and slays Lord Lanith! The Republic forces manage to defeat the Sith forces and escort the survivors and the cargo back to the hidden Republic Base.

New Scene (At the hidden Republic Base nicknamed Minstyngar Base): The heroes recuperate and settle in and D’Lar faces a Jedi Tribunal. The young heroes stand up against the Jedi in defense of D’Lar. The Jedi later reveals that the Tribunal was only a test to discover the kind of character D’Lar possessed and seeing that others spoke up for him, regardless of knowing anything about him other than being Sith, he passed the test and was recruited by the Jedi Order (under the provision that the others supervise him).

The Force Sensitive heroes were assigned to the care of a young Jedi Knight Gavynn Thess to train them in the ways of the Force while the non-Force Sensitive heroes were assigned under Captain Geff Kelstarr’s command. The heroes were then given their first orders by their newly appointed commanders to attend a briefing at 0600 hours.

End of Chapter 1

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