Dawn of Defiance
|We did skip a couple minor things, but there’s one thing which probably should not have been skipped. We’ll say that Greg’s character managed to intercept this communication when he was working on the computer at the outpost after the chase.|
ROUTED . . . SECURITY ENCRYPTION CONFIRMED
FROM PRAKITH CITADEL COMM CENTER VIA HOLONET NODE
FROM NODE 6673-ALPHA VIA STAR DESTROYER ASSIDUOUS
Priority 1 Message Follows:
Prepare former Admiral Gilder Varth for transfer to the Citadel. Inquisitor Draco will be arriving within a standard Felucian day/night cycle to take custody of the prisoner. You are instructed to have your medical technicians ensure that Varth is fully rested and at his highest possible strength.
Interrogation chemicals should be administered to Varth upon notification that the Inquisitor has arrived on Felucia. Varth will be transferred by shuttle to the Assiduous before Inquisitor Draco takes custody. Time from administration of interrogation chemicals to transfer to the Inquisitor’s personal transport should fall within an acceptable window of 27 to 54 minutes.
|We did make it to the end of the action for Traitor’s Gambit, but there is some wrap up left to deal with. Again, this is taken from the adventure text, though with some modifications to fit our situation. Though it could be run as an RPG encounter, I’ve opted to narrate it out to get set up for the next session.|
When you finally make your way to the roof of the facility with Admiral Varth and the three rescued Felucions, Captain Okeefe brings the Banshee swooping in to rescue you. As laser fire spatters ineffectually against the ship’s shields, the heroes can climb into the transport via the extended landing ramp. Muttering something about this becoming a habit, she helps you all on board. A second round of explosions begin tearing through the facility, growing louder and closer with each passing second. Once everyone is on board, Captain Okeefe blasts away. The Felucions are quickly dropped off a short distance away, and within moments the ship is safely away from the lush fungal world and into hyperspace.
Instead of returning to Alderaan, Captain Okeefe tells you that she has been instructed to rendezvous with a starship in the remote and uninhabited Zandrax System. She goes out of her way not to mention Bail Organa’s name, especially not in front of Admiral Varth, and explains that your benefactor has set up a refuge for you. Upon exiting hyperspace, you are greeted with the impressive vision of the Resurgence, a brand-new Nebulon-B frigate that will serve as a mobile safe house for the Admiral.
Captain Okeefe lands the Banshee in one of the Resurgence’s docking bays, and once you disembark, you meet the captain of the frigate, Adrian Verana. Captain Verana is a tall and slender man with jet-black hair and a finely trimmed beard that hugs his square jaw. He is dressed in the sterile uniform of an Alderaanian officer, and his dark eyes seem to weigh each of you carefully as he speaks to you. Captain Verana tells you that you have been assigned quarters on the Resurgence, and that the ship’s facilities (including the medical bay) are available at any time. Moreover, the agreed-upon credits (2,000 Cr each) have been transferred into your bank accounts, and you are able to confirm the transaction on terminals in your quarters.
Admiral Varth is escorted away by several Alderaanian Security agents, who look at the former Imperial with a mix of suspicion and interest. Once Varth is gone, Captain Verana tells you that Senator Organa is thankful for your assistance and forever grateful that you went to such risks to aid him. Verana is able to offer you permanent quarters aboard the Resurgence in exchange for your assistance in the near future. After debriefing Varth, Verana believes that the Senator might have further need of clandestine agents to act on his behalf. He urges you to keep as quiet as possible about the Senator’s involvement. Even though Varth has been communicating with Organa on a regular basis, now that they have taken overt action against the Empire, they do not wish to incriminate the Senator in any way.
After you mention the message regarding Inquisitor Draco’s visit to Felucia, Captain Verana becomes troubled and mutters that you might have uncovered something far more involved than a simple Imperial traitor. An Imperial Inquisitor should be a significant concern for any Jedi or Force-using characters as well—the chief concern of the Inquisitorius is hunting down, capturing, and killing Force-sensitive beings of all stripes.