Star Wars: Hope's Rebirth

Session 12: Hope's First Spark

This was the end of our first story-arc. The players received a Significant Milestone. They would have gained a Major, but they already earned that by defeating Xod.

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Session 9: Daring, Danger, and Dresses
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Session 8: Breakdowns and Repairs

After defeating Xod, the group took some down time, working to repair the Old Republic era Star Destroyer they found half-buried within the mountain. Aleena managed to find parts and hired help to complete the massive project.

Ryyhash, meanwhile, realized he had mastered all that he had learned from Master Odak, and took a repaired Eta-2 found aboard the Star Destroyer to head off in search of Jedi knowledge (player was missing for a few sessions, so… off learning!).

During the construction, Scout, as she was prone to do, disappeared. A panicked Kaviss managed to track her down at a Twi’lek dance party, inebriated and with a boy the Princeling did not approve of.

Cormick and Ashla were out and about working on bounties to provide money for the project, with Ashla getting into trouble with alcohol on a regular basis, and Cormick getting her out of trouble.

Finally, the starship was fixed. It was weaponless and without shields, but it was spaceworthy. It was at this moment that nearby mercenaries, later discovered to have been hired by the Black Sun, attacked en masse, hoping to overwhelm the heroes and claim the recently repaired ship for their own. A small battle-force of infantry along with two squadrons of Vaksai fighters assault the Venator.

The battle was brutal, with Cormick and Ashla leading their “troops” against the trained mercenaries. The togruta murder-machine suffered several wounds, and even Cormick’s armor was scuffed while the Gamera took some hits. In the end, however, the heroes managed to protect their find.

However, all was not well. Jara, still in a turmoil of emotions since her drunken wedding to Kaviss and desperate to be separated from him, chose to capture him when the others were not looking, and hand him over to the Imperials. It took the others some time to notice the Prince’s absence, but when they did, they began to plan to free their stolen comrade.

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Session 7: Trouble in Sal'Kassa, Part 2

The characters gained a Major Milestone after this session!

It sure looked like the unity of our heroes was in dire straights after the events of last session.

Aleena was working off her frustrations by fixing Gamera with the help of some of the other heroes, while Ryyhash found the slaves who had scattered in the confusion and brought them together. After speaking with Kaviss, the two agreed that they could get them off world, reducing the chances that they’d be only resold back into slavery.

Unfortunately during the repairs, those on the Gamera were attacked by a squad of Black Sun hit men. The criminals didn’t understand who they were dealing with, however, so the fight was short but sweet. Even P-777 picked up a weapon, having learned from combat-sims giving to him by Cormick, and fought back. After the fight, Aleena learned that the syndicate had been tipped off to their whereabouts by her “ally,” Vienne.

Almost immediately after, Ryyhash returned with the gathered slaves. While he was speaking with Kaviss as to their fate, Ashla headed off into the city, looking to see if she could find any more information on herself she could delete from official records. When she didn’t return immediately, a worried Odak headed out after her. She eventually returned, but the Jedi Knight did not.

Eventually it was discovered that their Jedi friend had been kidnapped by Xod, the Hand that had been hunting them since Corellia. They tracked him to Toby’s hut, where they found an unconscious Odak. However, Xod had rigged the place with explosives, and threatened to blow them away if Ryyhash didn’t agree to turn himself in. The Jedi, seeing no other way to save his friends, did so.

He was taken aboard the Hand’s ship before his friends managed to stage a rescue. The battle was fast-paced and very frightening as all of the heroes save Aleena fought against Storm Troopers and Xod aboard his ship while Aleena and P-777 followed in Gamera, attempting to shoot him down. They may not always agree on many topics, but when they worked together, the unlikely band of misfits performed the impossible. Xod’s ship crashed, but not before our heroes managed to leap, mid-flight, into the Gamera.

From there they landed, following a fleeing Xod into the dark-side caverns nearby.

They tracked him deep into the caves where they faced him down for the final time. The fight looked bleak, with Kaviss knocked into unconsciousness immediately, and Ryyhash and Ashla on death’s door. At the last minute, Cormick brought his fist into the Hand’s chest, firing a wrist-rocket simultaneously. The blast knocked the dark Jedi through the wall, and the mountain collapsed down onto him. The others fled just as the rest of the cave fell. The explosion even loosened the mountain’s grip on the crashed Venator Star Destroyer they had seen on arrival, and the colossal star ship crashed to earth.

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