After losing Mercosa ships Kelborn, Horath, Tala and Knight Bys break off and lead away House Mecetti patrol ships allowing Kal and Leeloo to return to the surface and check on the Rogue Star. Inside they find Lakke Deming, Finn Iris and Pok Maten tied up. The latter having been beaten badly. Everyone returns to Procopia and filled in Senator Cana and Master Shi-Leer about their failure. Kel calls Kal out for focusing more on fooling around with Leeloo then focusing on the mission before storming out of the room. Everyone else ponders what to do next.
After the main meeting they learn a few things while in smaller groups. Knight Bys has returned to Coruscant. After talking with Master Shi-Leer she felt her encounter of and emotional manipulations by Saalo Morn have unbalanced her. Master Shi-Leer, Knight Horath, Padawan Tala and Kelborn are actively looking for any clues to Volkhv or the Mercosa Order’s location. What Volkhv may do with that helm and the influence of a Sith Lord is alarming.
Leeloo and Kal have speak in private mostly about Eva Cana. Leeloo laments on having lost her friend Eva when her memories weren’t repaired. Not long after Eva joins them. While they were going after Saalo Morn’s tomb Eva Cana had a meeting with new Arch-Advisor Martel. It’s obvious that the alliance treaty is in deep trouble. Eva seems pretty upset. Kal and some of the others noticed a change in her attitude since coming back to Tapani. She seems slightly less said and more confident. Tapani has been a reminder of some good she has done, and helped get her mind off of her, memory loss, suspension and the senate shooting which is so bizarre to her. The Tapani Alliance was the first real difference she has made, now this is following apart too. With Tapani government season over it will be very difficult to try and whip votes before the Ground Council meeting in 12 days. Leeloo and Kal vow to help in any way possible.
Sir Carver arrives and tells that the next major gathering of the houses will be for the annual Vor-Cal games. Once a year the houses go on a great Safari and the wining house gains prestige for the rest of the year. It almost a religious event to lords of Tapani. But three days prior to the Safari are held a host of games and parties. Cana would be able to much easier get face time with the great House members. It’s hosted by House Barnaba and is invitation only. But an outsider hasn’t been invited to attend even the pre-games in nearly 50 years. There best way to get an invite is from Lord Ian Alden, he is the master of games for the event. Sir Carver says he has set up a meeting between Alden and Cana. The official invite to dinner has been received and is for the day after tomorrow. Eva thanks him and asks to be briefed on Lord Alden’s political leanings and how best to impress him. Carver hesitates a bit…it won’t be a typical dinner, more like a small party. House Barnaba is the most hedonistic of the noble houses and focuses more on establishing fashion trends, discovering new vacation spots and starting fads, than caring about politics. Alden is very fond of surrounding himself with attractive women and can be distracted if not downright jealous when sharing a discussion with a woman when another man is around. If Eva truly wants to impress him and get his attention then when choosing her entourage for the dinner it should be heavy on the female side. Lakke demining is recruited to attend the “party” much to Finn’s dismay.
Lord Alden’s estate is on the planet Vycinyth which is a literal leisure world. It has one forest moon Vilhon. While on approach they pass multiple orbiting space casinos. The three ladies are all dressed to impress, Finn is slack-jawed. While walking through the Space port Leeloo is shocked to see Lady Asha Kawa just about to board a space yacht. She is accompanied by a Female Albino Wookie named Beloncaa wearing a golden arm band and a collapsible Bowcaster. Leeloo excuses herself for a moment and talks to Lady Claw. Asha was leaving from a meeting with Lord Alden as she supplied something very special for the annual Vor-Cal safari. Leeloo thanks Asha for all of her teachings in the past. Asha asks about Zanna. They part with reminder that Leeloo still owes her.
Meanwhile Lakke is off signally their lux-speeder giving Kal and Eva some time to talk. She brings up the comment Kelborn made regarding Kal and Leeloo. Eva asks if there are any feelings between the two of them. Kal says it was purely professional and his feelings towards Leeloo are from respect of her prowess in a vehicle. They spot Leeloo walking towards them, turning heads every step of the way. Eva while looking at Leeloo comments it’s hard to take your eyes off of something so flawless. Kal agrees, but while not taking his eyes off of Eva.
Outside of the starport are vast highways running between forests and then suddenly giant adult amusement parks, beckoning passerby promising much delights. Eventually the speeder takes them through the sec gates of an estate. It looks like it was once much smaller once and the center looks to be an old keep and newer, still hundreds of years ago, wings built on both sides. They are dropped off at the front door. As they walk up the door opens are they are greeted by manservant Tallman Stykes. He invites them in and that Lord Alden is most flattered at their acceptance of his invitation.
While walking down the halls there are lots of interesting paintings on the walls about naked man taking down some great beast, picnic scene and looks almost like an orgy.
They are walked to a interior security room with a box to place any belongs and/or weapons. Leeloo places her lightsaber with in, but immediately acts like an airhead county bumkin. Once deeper inside it’s confirmed by the architecture it’s a house of two different times and styles. They are escorted into the ballroom. The ballroom is of the old-style architecture by design was once cold and utilitarian. But efforts have been made to warm it up with lavish drapes and tapestries, colored lights shining up walls and pompous statues. There is a traditional long dining room table set with opulent gold plates under a nice spread of rich foods and refreshments. In the corner of the room is also a lounge area with satin floor pillows and covered with sheer chiffon. An abundance of servants await to pour wine. Two other guests are present and Tallman makes introductions; Sir Neville Harlan and Lady Delphine Grey. These two are very off putting. They float between conversations like butterflies, talking about what ever interests them in that moment, no matter how inappropriate and seem oblivious to personal space.
They are quickly joined by Lord Ian Alden and his sister Lilla Alden-Baxter. The lord’s age is difficult to tell under his white make up. Eva tries her best to speak about politics and current affairs, but Ian is quickly board, but is fascinated by Leeloo’s beauty. Lady Alden-Baxter seems perpetually board. While mid conversation a servant refills Ian cup and he takes a slip. He nearly spits it out and yells at the servant for pouring him red wine, he never drinks red wine, it stains the teeth.
Two Twi’lek women are brought in, painted head-to-toe and wearing only loin clothes, their head tails covering on parts of their breasts. Immediately following two racks of melee weapons are brought in. Alden invites the guests to look over the two warriors and to then make a fun wager one which will win in a fight, but Eva and Leeloo are reassured it’s only to the first blood. Lord Alden invites everyone to examine them and place betters on a winner. Eva is disgusted by this, Leeloo plays along and gets Alden to agree that if her champion wins then she and Eva’s companions will be invited to the Vor-Cal games. If she loses then Alden will teach her intimate ways of House Barnaba.
During the match Alden signals Tallman to ensure his champion wins. He gives a subtle signal for the match to be thrown. Leeloo manages to use the force for her chosen to win. Alden is furious and has a private talk with Tallman Leeloo detects strong emotions of hate from before he leaves the room. With the invite to the Vor-Cal secured Eva decides its time to leave early. While saying her goodbyes Leeloo detects fear and frustration from three of the servants in the room. A moment later they draw vibro-knives and shout “For the Mecrosa Order!” while charging towards Cana. The two golden Twi-Lek’s also attack.
Kal, Leeloo and Lakke surround Eva. Lord Alden stands his ground demanding his servant to stop. He is knocked out quickly. The rest of the nobles cower. Leeloo not wanting to expose herself as a Jedi resists using TK, but instead uses Jedi Mind Trick to convince the golden warrior they much kill Kal before they can get to Eva.
Session continued on separate day
The golden gladiators prove to be formidable foes and cutting off Kal’s cyber-arm. Looking like they might lose the fight and Kal could die Eva blows Leeloo’s cover of being just a pretty face and yells for her to use her force powers. Now exposed Leeloo uses the force to throw some of the assassins around the room and buy them much needed time. Eventually Kal and Leeloo defeat all of the assassins and quickly head to the security room to retrieve her light saber.
Inside the security room is Tallman Stykes. They capture him and force him to reveal his involvement. He says the attackers are not really with the Mecrosa Order. He was hired by a man to change out service some staff, send out most of the normal security forces and place a device into the security controls so they can be viewed and controled remotely. He doesn’t know the man’s name only that spoke with the schooling of a Tapani noble. Lakke looks at the salve device and can reverse track it less than a mile away.
The heroes jump into a speeder and follow the signal to a textile facility. On the roof is a human male and two advance sec droids with light repeaters. They shot the speeder out of the sky, but Leeloo manages to crash land it onto the roof. It’s a tough fought fight, but they destroy the droids and mortally wound the true assassin.
They gather that he was a lower born son of a noble family, who often go out to the freeworlds to try and make a fortune they would never else wise inherit. The heroes ponder who would want Eva dead and piece it together that it must be a noble house or person that wants to stop her from ratifying the alliance between Tapani and the Republic.
Lord Alden is very apologetic that Eva was attacked while he guest. Eva requests an apology that she and her entourage be invited to the Vol-Cal games. Although highly irregular for an outsider to be invited Lord Alden says he will arrange it.
End of Session.
Important Introductions & Firsts
The planet Vycinyth, Beloncaa, Tallman Stykes, Neville Harlan, Delphine Grey, Lord Ian Alden & Lady Lilla Alden-Baxter