So we walked down a hallway past the tentacle creature, there we found a hangar with a few ships and a droid repairing a speeder.
Will it be a problem? “Droid state your designation”
“I am T3-DD, DeeDee”
“Greetings DeeDee. What is your function here?”
“I am to keep the ships in working order and repair any problems.”
“Who does this shuttle belong to?”
“The shuttle belong to the Jedi, the Jedi, the Jedi. <brrzt>
Great, she needs a system wipe. She’s been online too long.
“Wonderful. Are there any living beings here?”
“The six of you are the only sentient life in this facility.”
I’ll let her get back to what she was doing, and she’s less likely to cause a problem this way. “Thank you DeeDee, please return to your repairs.”
Looking around the room we can piece together a mechanical repair kit or two. There are speeder bikes, the speeder DeeDee is repairing and a shuttle. Great, now if we can just get away from the Empire’s TIE fighters, we can get off Vandor 3.
This place was picked over pretty well, obviously whoever was here didn’t leave in a hurry. There’s a workshop for some basic electronics repair and some specialized electronics similar to what I’d use for a blaster, but different. So maybe this was a Jedi place.
The central room marked “Temple” on the holo-map is about as large as the hangar with a domed ceiling, weapons on the walls and a padded floor. There’s an altar of some sort in a corner. I look at the weapons on the wall and they are well used and old.
“Welcome students.I am Master Reet"
Where did that projection come from? Who setup a holo-terminal? No wait, that’s coming from some glowing box sitting up on a stand. I guess someone else put that up there.
Master Reet talks with Drinn, Nabrina, and Sarn saying he would like to teach them. He calls Drinn “Padawan” I’m guessing that’s some Jedi title, or whatever race the four armed clawed man is.
Master Reet says that we were foretold. The temple would be invaded and destroyed today at sundown, which is in about 45 minutes. OK, so Master Box is gonna have to wait. We take him down from the stand and check the rest of the place. There’s a kitchen with some survival food and a bunk room with simple robes and dust.
We might as well take DeeDee with us, she can repair the shuttle if needed.
“DeeDee, new directive. Please cease repairs on the speeder and wait for further instruction in the shuttle.”
Well that was easy, no fuss no trouble.
I’m ready to get out of here, but Sarn and Drinn want to take the specialized electronics work bench with us. Once we get this on-board Nal, the Duros, already has the ship prepped and ready to fly. He and Mag, the Bothan, are running the communications and flying far better than I can. I’ll just stay out of the way.
After a couple hour trip we get to the coordinates loaded into the computer of the shuttle, and it is a moon. We land the shuttle and there’s a protocol droid greeting us.
“Greetings, I am BU-K7, Callsign: Buk. Jedi Military Relations. How may I assist you?”
“Greetings Buk. Is there anyone else here?”
“Nope, just us.”
Looking around there are a four starships. A modified YT-1300 that looks like a hammerhead. A large turtle. A Wayfarer class transport and a Jedi Consular ship sit in the corners.
Looking over the ships it’s decided if we need to we should take the Wayfarer, it’s big enough to hold the shuttle and has a couple of Z-95 Headhunters on-board.
Wayfarer class transport
Buk talks with everyone about who knows what. I’m busy looking around to see if there are any useful tools.
Bweep Bweep Bweep
“Buck what is that noise?”
“A ship has just been detected by our long range sensors”
“What kind of ship?”
“Two short range Imperial fighters”
Everyone grabs stuff and we load into the Wayfarer. I really should find out her name soon. We get out of the base and start to head out, but Nal and Meg want to deal with the fighters. They both take the Z-95’s out and turn for the TIE’s as soon as they are close. Since I’m left with flying the freighter for now, we may as well try to help. We head toward the TIE’s and someone fires a torpedo. Sarn is manning our quad-laser and scores a great hit from this distance and destroys a fighter, the ship next to the explosion panics and turns too hard destroying a third TIE. The one remaining fighter attempts to break and run, but either the torpedo or a Z-95 hunt him down. We dock the fighters and make our jump to hyperspace.
In 48 hours we will be on Dantooine.
While we fly to Dantooine all of the Jedi (Drinn, Nabrina, and Sarn) sit around with the glowing box of Master Reet and commune with their toes or whatever Jedi do. I take this time to disassemble this blaster rifle and put it back together a few times, I need to know my new tool.
As we come out into sub-light speed, Nal receives an incoming transmission for Mag. She takes her call from another Bothan and he gives her some coordinates and says “we should meet, and bring your friends”.
We decide go to his ship. His name is Zest and he feels slimy. I’m not going to complain about who Mag keeps company with, because his ship is really nice, but he just knows too much and obviously wants us to be under his furry thumb.
Zest is helpful in that he lets us know The Empire has a holo of all six of us. Sarn, Drinn and Nabrina are all specially highlighted. This holo was in a transmission to Inquisitor Ludd Shere a student of Emperor Palpatine and Commander Pestalak, Darth Vader’s apprentice. This is quickly killing my hopes of joining the Academy and becoming a Stormtrooper.
Zest asks what we took from the temple on Vandor, everyone acts innocent and he asks again. So I’ll give him the most useless thing I can think of, “We found a black sphere.” Everyone else gives me stares like I’m an idiot, but he knows we took something. Zest offers 2500 credits for the sphere, and we laugh at him in the nicest possible way.
Zest says that he will do what he can to keep us out of Imperial sight, and that he knows a Hutt who’s looking to hire some mercenaries. The Hutt’s name is Rotta the Hutt, he’s extremely young for a Hutt, but also extremely ambitious. Maybe Rotta will have work for Zest that we can pick up.
After leaving Zest’s ship we all go back and immediately ask Master Reet about the Sphere. Reet talks for a while, and I sort of zoned out, it was all a lot of nothing I cared about.