The sessions opens with Kelborn and Leeloo who is dressed in all black and masked by a Miraluka veil infiltrating a Corellia Civil Archives government installation. They are accompanied by a Rodian male doorman-slicer named Jural. They copy some data files for an unknown reason to the viewers. On the way out they are blocked by security guards. Leeloo insists they don’t use lethal force. It’s difficult for Kelborn, but he concedes and takes out the guards using tranq darts and fist-to-cuffs.
Once they defeat the guards they race out of the moderately secure facility and out to a speeder. Leeloo hops into the driver’s seat under a hail of blaster fire. Jural ungracefully slumps in as Kelborn lays down suppressing fire and the heroes take off.
Just as Leeloo loses the local authorities from pursuit, Kelborn notices that Jural had been hit. Jural to Kelborn says “I guess I shouldn’t have laughed at all your heavy armor all these missions”. He places the data chip in Kelborns hand and dies. Although Kelborn had worked with Jural several times in the past he is remorseless and dumps the Rodian’s body in a stolen speeders trunk at the Star Port and heads back to Coruscant.
We flash back to 36 hours earlier.
The Rogue Star lands on Coruscant. Admiral Cana is waiting and embraces Eva who folds into his big arms. After a few moments he breaks away to shake hands with Kal Vanhovan and gives Corraun Jax a nod of thanks and says he has a speeder waiting. The two walk off, with Kal to follow soon behind after saying his goodbyes to Leeloo and Kelborn.
Corraun to Leeloo says “we should go to the temple”, then looks at Kelborn and says “I’m sure you’d be more comfortable elsewhere.” Lavahn says, “Oh come on Master I hear the laser cells are quite cozy.” Leeloo sets a place to meet Kelborn tomorrow evening.
At the Jedi Temple the possible coordinates of where another star temple maybe is narrowed down to 5 systems, which equals 211 planets and habitable moons. The Jedi will attempt to narrow it down by atmospheric similarities to Dathomir. In the meantime Corraun and Lavahn are called in for a debriefing.
Corraun is questioned by members of the High Council; Masters Koda-Toa, Doe-nar & Felsha, about the temple on Dathomir and the teleportation is intriguing to them. Jedi Master Felsha is bothered by Corraun’s choice to avoid having learned how the temple was activated by Leeloo Stannis. He is excused.
Next the small High council meets with Padawan Lavahn Tala. Maybe surprising to some viewers she defends Corraun’s choices and skips over all chances Master Felsha gives for Tala to throw Knight Jax under the bus.
Tala is excused and the masters talk amongst themselves. Some are concerned Corraun’s attachment to Leeloo and the Sisters of the Force, he may be too close to this endeavor. Corraun is called back in and told that he has done good work over the past year and in an effort not to burn out such a young Knight he is temporarily assigned to the temple at Coruscant to teach apprentices on military theory. Corraun attempts to protest, but it shot down and told the decision has been made.
Eva returns to her apartment. She is exhausted that evening and excuses herself to bed. Admiral speaks to Kal. Kal Vanhoven fills the admiral in including how the last nine months of Eva’s memories were not repaired on purpose. Edmond ponders the opportunity and blessing that she doesn’t remember certain things, but is conflicted on lying to Eva. He doesn’t make a decision right away. On the flight back from Dathomir Eva rested a lot, but all she was told was that she was severally injured during a crash landing on a rogue planetoid, where a Jedi died saving her.
The next day Edmond is away from the apartment in meetings. Kal and Eva are having breakfast. She talks about how odd it is to wake up and be told all this time has gone by, but feel like it’s only been a day. They also talk about Kal’s new life as a Cyborg. She tells Kal that she needs to start catching up and still can’t believe that Bol’garn is the Supreme Chancellor and that Tyan is chair of the Security Council, she wants to see him first, even before going to her office.
Back at the temple that morning Corraun goes to talk to Leeloo and tells her of his new assignment. He’ll of course let he know when the research of the systems is complete, hopefully by then a new Knight will be assigned. Corraun promises to get back out there and help her as soon as he can. Leeloo is shocked by the council’s decision to waste such a Knight as a teacher instead of being out in the field. Corraun seems to find some piece with it wanting to take a break from pushing and sometimes breaking the Jedi rules. He hopes to prove he can fall orders and be released soon to help complete his promise to help Leeloo stop Redora. The conversation ends on a light note as Corraun is more worried about telling this bad news to someone else.
A small black holo communicator is send to Leeloo at the temple. It rings and Lady Asha Kawa invites Leeloo to meet her in a few hours. A few hours later Leeloo arrives at the old Kaptoni Theater in the Uscru entertainment district. What a difference a few weeks has made since she had been there last. It’s now a lively night club, the name is the same, but its pure flash now. The front cantina is open and Leeloo is let in to see her former mentor Lady Klaw who explains this is her new base of operations. Kawa gives Leeloo a chance to earn back the lost friendship and trust by completing six labors. Leeloo agrees as long as no tasks will go against her religion.
With Savik and Roost gone a new comer as arrived from Taris, a Sakiyan named Fueru Nocti. Now it’s a race to capture as much of a foothold into the information market as possible. Unlike gangs it’s not a battle of blood to hold physical territory, but clients are going to be making alliances and going with the broker with the best information.
The first task is acquiring a genius holo-net slicer. Everyone in the information brokering business has one or a team of net slicers. Klaw lost her best people due to the Jedi and needs a new one. Algar Gands is a brilliant slicer and is looking for a new employer. Asha Kawa has made him a job offer for a 3-year contract, which he’ll gladly accept, but his current employer is keeping him captive.
His current employer is Mithus Cleez, a speculator in the galactic trading market, but is really a criminal who utilizes insider trading on a good day and on a bad day manipulates and strong arms companies.
Someone recently tried to extract Algar Gands, he must be willing to work for anyone who can get him out. Asha suspects it’s her direct competitor Fueru Nocti was behind the first attempt. Unfortunately his goons failed and now security is even tighter. Mithus Cleez has moved Mr. Gands to a very secure Vilmok Corporation base, in fact it’s a military base on Cydies that used to be a Corellian military base, but was sold to Vilmok eight years ago during economic crisis. The Vilmok Corp is a glorified Mercenary band that deploys armies to the highest bidder. They are been brought up on many war time violations by the Galactic Senate, but the right palms are greased and the charges never stick.
Thus the opening scene of Leeloo and Kelborn breaking into a Corellian government archives building, to get the old plans to the Foss Tango Base on Cydeis.
Back to present time Kelborn and Leeloo return to Coruscant and review the base plans. Kelborn gives Leeloo a list of the ten extra men he’ll need to pull off this heist. Leeloo dances around the subject of money and let him believe he’ll be paid after the mission, but she doesn’t have any credits to pay hired help up front. Knowing a great doorman-slicer will be needed they meet with Kal. Leeloo explains they need to rescue a man, but doesn’t tell much more. Kal steps away and gets permission from Admiral Cana to take a few days leave. It’s granted.
Kelborn protests it’s an impossible task without more men unless they could get the Vilmok landing codes and some ships. Leeloo asks Lady Klaw if she can get the codes and she does after a few hours. The group steals three bright red Z-10 Headhunter starfigthers and head to Corellia space.
It only takes 5 hours to get to Cydies. The orbit is patrolled by a full squad of Vilmok starfigthers. They radio their codes as they approach. It’s a long minute of getting closer to the snub-fighters, before they finally radio back with permission to enter atmosphere and tells them these are older codes and to report to Lt. Commander Yates for proper codes.
Just then their scanners pick up a transport appearing out of hyperspace . The PCs hear Foss Tango Base hailing them. Once, then twice and no reply. Then the transport starts speeding towards the moon and over the open com the PCs can hear a heavy metal space rock jam blaring. The squad starts really racing in that direction, which the PCs are in the path. A moment later the Vilmok squad spots the PC’s as imposters by the bright red paint of their ships and open fire. Two break off after the transport and the other six open fire on the three heroes.
Over the open channel they hear a man’s voice “Sorry to interrupt your little charade, but enjoy the tunes while they last.”
Outnumbered two to one our heroes make quick work of the squad with only Kelborn’s vessel taking any damage. More squads are in pursuit so they attempt to lose them in the narrow canyons of the moon. The heroes have to split up, but they eventually lose their tail and find large caverns to park in.
They three meet up on foot a few miles away from the Foss Tango Base. Kal and Kelborn grill Leeloo for more information about this mission wondering who the heck that third part was blasting the music. Leeloo shares a little more info naming the guy there are here to rescue. Only partially satisfied they continue with the mission. They monitor all the bases defenses including ATDP walkers, scanning towers, spot lights, guards and turrets.
Kal’s computer brain finds a small pattern which can help him and Kelborn past the defenses, Leeloo will depend on her training and the connection to the force. With some harrowing close calls the get past the defenses and walkers to the droid maintenance door. Kal slices in. Inside is a security droid which they dismantle before it can sound an alarm. They move cautiously to a small room on the 3rd floor where Kal can port into the main system and slice control of the cameras, door locks and even turbo lifts. He finds that Algar is kept on floor 13. Kelborn and Leeloo head out to get him.
When almost to level 13 Kal discovers the file noting Algar’s location had recently been hacked. Just then their turbo lift is hi-jacked. Over their private com channel crackles the male voice again, “Nice work so far, but this target is ours.” A female voice speaks, “and nobody scoops The Grinders.” followed by the male voice again “Our slicer is locking you out of the system, stay put until we’re done and because of professional curtsey we’ll leave a door open for you once we’re finished.”
Kelborn has heard of The Grinders before, they are a successful Bounty Hunter group led by Cander Gunn. Kal gets into a slicer battle with Sim Mallix, The Grinder’s doorman-slicer and battle over control. Kal is able to find the true location of Algar and gets Leeloo and Kelborn off of the lift. They are spotted and the base alarms sound. Kelborn and Leeloo gets separated and Kel takes over some base defenses to assist Leeloo. The two reach the desired 18th floor, but by then Sim Mallix has traced Kal’s port location and with control of the bases alarms and turbo lifts sends a large group of guards to Kal’s location giving Kal a few moments notice to stop slicing and run.
Kelborn and Leeloo learn that The Grinders have already grabbed Algar and must have gone up to the roof instead of back down. They follow a trail of dead soldiers to an open hatch in the com tower to the roof. Meanwhile Kal alone is running for his life. Kelborn leaps out onto the roof to see their transport Bedrock hovering above with Algar Gands being escorted in by Cander and Amira. At the bottom of the open ramp is The Grinder’s mysterious fifth member clad in Mandolarian armor. Kelborn seeing he is total exposed to the awaiting hunter, he calls to the Mando’s honor and proposes a duel of blades. The mando lowers the long rifle and doesn’t take the shot. The ship starts to pull away but not before removing her helmet and sharing a long look with Kelborn.
As the ship races off Leeloo gets on the roof and Kelborn tells her that Algar is on-board. Without a word Leeloo uses her grappling line to start descending the base’s tower from the outside. Kal calls for help, trapped in a base with over 200 soldiers. Kelborn heads backside and to the command room. By planting false alarm signals and locking strategic doors he is able to navigate Kal safely out of the base. Kelborn with his gadgets manages to catch up to Leeloo together take out a few exterior guards and all three make a run for it.
Using counter tactics they avoid capture from search parties and make it to their starfigthers and escape the moon.
End of session.
Important Introductions & Firsts:
Jural (Deceased), Leeloo working to earn back Lady Klaw’s trust, Vilmok Corporation, Foss Tango Base on Cydies, Z-10 Headhunters, Algar Gands, The Grinders; Cander Gunn, Amira Rudmo, Castilo Mark, Sim Mallix and mysterious female Mando Bounty Hunter. The space vessel called Bedrock.