The players earned a significant milestone this session.
Having crash landed on Ryloth, the crew of the Gamera managed, with the help of a local tribe, to drag their wounded vessel to the nearby town of Sal’kassa. There, Aleena managed to find a simple parts dealer. Unfortunately he didn’t have everything she needed, and she didn’t have the resources for everything he did have, so a deal was struck. If she recovered his lost apprentice (whom he suspected was lost to the slave trade), Aleena could get the parts at a reduced rate. Also, he pointed to a crashed Republic Star Destroyer sticking halfway out of some nearby mountains, suggesting that if they wanted to risk themselves, they could find quite a few parts there.
While Aleena was parts shopping, Master Odak took Ryyhash to a natural phenomenon known as the floating rock garden. There was a cave in the area particularly strong in the dark side. He wanted his apprentice to enter the cavern as a trial. After some convincing, he brought Ashla Vashee along as well, though he was still concerned about her violent tendencies. Cormick accompanied the trio as well.
Entering separately, Ryyhash soon encountered anger and fear as the cavern used his own memories against him. Ashla, on the other hand, faced Xod. She quickly realized that he wasn’t an illusion of the cave, but the actual Hand, come for her. Ryyhash sensed the difference and was able to come to her aid. Outside, Master Odak realized something was wrong, and Cormick rushed into the caverns to help out. Together they fought against the dark jedi. Finally, Ashla tackled Xod over a cliff, tumbling away with him into darkness…
Back in town, Aleena had decided to explore the crash Star Destroyer. With Kaviss and Scout, she set out into the desert. Nearing the wreck, they spotted a small, crude hut. Within they found Toby, an old clone commander from the Old Republic. After a lengthy conversation they discovered he had disobeyed Order 66 and had gone into hiding. Realizing his tactical knowledge and experience could help the Rebellion, Kaviss and Aleena convinced him to join their side. After a lengthy and heated debate, the old man reluctantly agreed. He would start to pack up the few of his belongings he could take with him while they explored the downed ship.
Back in the caverns, Cormick and Ryyhash made their way down to Ashla, who had survived the fall. No trace of Xod was found save for his lightsaber, which Cormick pocketed. The trio then sought him out in the caves, hoping to put an end to him once and for all. However, they instead found themselves in the prow of the crashed Star Destroyer, which had buried itself partly within the caverns. At the same time, Aleena and Kaviss were working their way into the aft of the ship, which rose like a monolith from the side of the mountain. After a battle with some particularly vicious Doashim, they managed to meet in the center.
Time passed, and eventually Aleena decided to do some digging. She found the junk yard’s apprentice was being held by Vienne, a local slaver, leader of the community, and sometime ally of the Ankwas Kajidic. As a whole, the group headed to the slaver’s territory.
This is where things took a turn. Amidst the slaves being held, the group recognized people they thought they had rescued on Delaya, though it turned out Aleena herself had sold them, and they were now in Vienne’s hand. Ryyhash, raised a Wookiee, had an intense hatred for slavers, and was becoming agitated. Also, Cormick saw a captured Mandalorian and was set on helping her gain her freedom.
Kaviss, to alleviate his friend’s discomfort, offered to buy the slaves and grant them freedom. Cormick, meanwhile, realized that a Mandalorian would never accept being bought as a way to be free, and so, with Vienne’s permission, was going to stage an escape so the enslaved Mando could keep her honor intact. Ryyhash was unaware of this staging, and when he saw a slave fighting for freedom, he leapt in to help. This caused more guards to leap in, and the entire scene devolved into bantha poodoo. Eventually, Vienne gassed the room, knocking out heroes, slaves, and guards alike to keep the situation from getting more bloody. Apologizing, Aleena added the damages to her debt to her mother, and the group returned to the ship.
Upon awaking, Ryyhash and Kaviss exchanged harsh words with Aleena, and the session ended with Ryyhash storming off to a cantina while Aleena grabbed her tools and set to work angrily repairing the ship. In the debacle, she had indeed managed to rescue the enslaved apprentice and got the parts she needed from the dealer.