Age of Rebellion
Edge of the Empire
The crew of the Unstoppable Gaze found themselves in trouble with many unsavory sorts before falling in with the Rebel Alliance. Here is a summary of their adventures from a previous life.
Episode I: Crates of Krayts
The vile Senasu the Hutt collected an assortment of adventurers to “give” them an opportunity to pay off their obligations to him by completing one last cargo run for him. The eight adventurers met just outside Vapor Station on Tatooine to get their instructions from a Rodian named Jora. Senasu’s Rodian assistant explained that Senasu’s cargo was two crates – one filled with two Krayt dragon eggs, the other filled with a baby Krayt dragon.
No sooner did Jora explain the feeding and incubation requirements for the cargo, than the party, and Vapor Station, were attacked by Tusken raiders. The crew managed to kill a few raiders, but realizing they were overrun, they left Jora and Vapor Station to fend for itself. As they boarded their YT-1300 freighter, they saw Jora and the civilians being brutalized by the sand people.
As Jora had warned them, the cargo proved difficult. to transport. The incubator kept breaking down, requiring Reech’s mechanical attention. The Krayt dragon pup was both always hungry and a fussy eater. But this problem seemed minor compared to what they discovered when they dropped out of hyperspace at Nar Shadaa and landed at Greentop Tower for the rendezvous. The tower had been destroyed with very few survivors.
Through clever detective work, the adventurers discovered that the tower had been destroyed by a Senasu rival gang, the Cordol Chain. A lead on Senasu’s whereabouts pointed them to TechTank, a factory inside the water treatment system of Nar Shadaa. Once there, the party discovered a protocol droid named TT-3PO who lied poorly about Senasu’s location. The Hutt was in fact at the facility and the handoff was about to happen smoothly when an airspeeder-riding gang from the Cordol Chain attacked. ZJ-45 managed to toss one of the drivers off a speeder and take it for himself while the others took down bounty hunters, protected Senasu, and the cargo.
In the heat of battle, one of Senasu’s assistants, Pon, revealed himself to be a traitor as he remote controller Senasu’s hoverlift toward the edge of the platform he was standing on. Oren used his powers to knock the remote out of Pon’s hand and the crew took off in the Unstoppable Gaze, having saved Senasu’s cargo and his life. The leader of the Cordol Chain, Tor Cordol, was brutally killed in the firefight, his brains scattered and melted by Bratt’s blaster.
Episode II: Escape from Mos Shuuta
Owing his life to the crew of the Unstoppable Gaze, Senasu offered a forgiveness of debt to the adventurers as a reward. This was not enough for Bratt, who nearly shoved the massive Hutt out of an airlock. The crew agreed to the debt forgiveness and a small amount of bonus credits and let Senasu out at Nar Shadaa. They’d have to complete one more small task in Mos Shuuta on Tatooine in order to be completely debt-free.
The crew quickly learned never to threaten a Hutt, as the Gand they were intended to get mission details from at the Mos Shuuta Cantina clearly knew of no mission. The hurried back to their ship to discover the Trandoshan bounty hunter Trexx inside. They made quick work of him, leaving his body to rot in the docking bay. Upon returning to the Cantina, the adventurers found the Gand alerting Gamorrean guards to their presence. Killing the Gand and stashing the body, the adventurers found various places to hide from the Gamorreans, who were clearly in the service of Senasu. It appeared as though the Hutt did not take kindly to threats and really held a grudge.
Trexx seemed to have broken their hyperdrive motivator, so the team split up to try to find a suitable one.
Aasha found herself on the wrong side of the Empire, but was able to show credentials that she obtained somehow to not only avoid capture, but acquire monetary assets from an Imperial captain named Goma Patsei, who she deduces is on Senasu’s payroll.
ZJ and Persy found a ship at another docking port that seems to have belonged to Trex with a badly damaged Twi’lek named B’ura B’an in a prison cell, with a second cell empty except for some kind of insectoid carapace fragments.
Orien followed his instincts and found a journal inside of a hut that he was able to commit to memory. It seemed to outline the schematics for some kind of strange device. He later showed them to Reech and began scraping together the parts to build it.
Reech was able to acquire the missing part from a Toydarian junk dealer and repair the ship just in time for the crew to escape a detachment of TIE Fighters that seem to be on the lookout for them. B’ura B’an suggests Geonosia as a hiding location. He has many friends there who can help the adventurers find safety.
Episode III: Long Arm of the Hutt
B’ura B’an revealed a somewhat complicated plan to help the players get revenge on Senasu and also get the bounties on their heads cleared. B’ura B’an introduced the players to his friend, Ota, a Bothan who lives in Nabat on Geonosia. Ota and B’ura B’an lay out the plan.
A local Duke, Duke Piddock, had recently broken off an important arms deal with Senasu the Hutt. No one knew why. The arms deal had now fallen on a rival Duke, Duke Dimmock. If someone could convince Duke Dimmock to break off his deal too, Senasu would lose his supply chain from Geonosia
The following day, there was to be an exclusive party at Duke Piddock’s new cantina in Gogum Hive. Ostensibly, this was a party to celebrate the openings of the cantina, but under the surface, every guest had a reason to seek an audience with the Duke, mostly illicit reasons. Ota offered to provide each of the players with a cover story, but it was up to them to gather information at the party to help convince Duke Dimmock to break off his deal with Senasu. In the process, the adventurers could try to glean information that would damage Senasu outright.
Before going to bed, the crew noticed a Kubaz spy lurking around. Not ones to ask questions before shooting, our “heroes” captured and tortured the Kubaz. It seemed he was working for Senasu the Hutt and had captured a Geonosian weapons designer named Sivor. Having gotten the information he wanted from him, he devoured Sivor in the prison cell of Trexx’s ship. Disgusted, the adventurers killed the Kubaz and disposed of his body.
Under the guise of arms dealers, bodyguards, and the “help,” the crew of the Unstoppable Gaze infiltrated the party and met a cast of characters from all over the galaxy. Most interestingly, a pair of hot twins named Orpa and Wex Vio, Corellian smugglers who seemed to take a liking to Galen almost instantly.
Individually, each of the crew gathered small bits of information, that when taken as a whole provided context for the reason Duke Piddock broke off his deal with Senasu. The Hutt was involved in some dangerous business – working with corrupt elements of the Empire, employing Kubaz (whom the Geonisians hate), and is working on some form of secret weapon using Imperial technology.
Armed with this information, Orien convinced Duke Dimmock to call off the deal. The Duke suggested that the crew notify Jabba the Hutt of the illicit dealings to sever Senasu’s ties with the Hutt family once and for all.
Leaving the Unstoppable Gaze behind for safety, the crew was transported to Tatooine on the Vio twins’ frieghter, Lucky Guess.
Episode IV: The Harder They Fall
Dropping out of hyperspace just outside Tatooine’s orbit, the Lucky Guess was hailed by Captain Goma Patsei’s Star Destroyer. The corrupt Captain seemed familiar with the Vio twins, who had apprently been helping him with smuggling goods to and from Senasu the Hutt. This connection proved quite useful, as Patsei allows the Lucky Guess to land at Mos Shuuta without inspection.
The heroes enter Senasu’s mechanical room from the landing pad attached to the conch-shaped palace. Reech sliced a computer terminal belonging to Senasu’s Majordomo and downloaded records that make obvious Senasu’s illicit dealings with the Empire. He had been buying Imperial parts, but what for, no one was quite sure.
Armed with the evidence they needed to discredit Senasu to the Hutts, the adventurers confront the slimy crime lord. Unable to bargain with him in any capacity, the crew is forced to kill the Hutt, but not before Aasha lost her hand to a Gamorrean’s vibro-ax when she tried to threaten the room with a thermal detonator.
Senasu’s throne room was actually a stadium overlooking a gladiator’s arena. Down below, an Ewok warrior fought a Rancor. Seeing an opportunity to escape his chains, Wawoo scaled the Rancor’s back and climbed out of the arena.
On the way out, the crew of the Unstoppable Gaze discover the Vio twins unloading cargo next to two Niktos moving one of the two Krayt dragon eggs the adventurers had previously transported for the Hutt into an Imperial shuttle. With little time to spare, the adventurers stole the Imperial Lambda-class shuttle in the same landing bay as the Lucky Guess. ZJ-45 and Orpa Vio took the twins’ freighter.
No sooner did they escape the gravitational pull of Tatooine, then the Lucky Guess was caught in Captain Patsei’s tractor beam. With no other option, the crew jumped to the hyperspace coordinates already programmed into the shuttle, leaving the Lucky Guess, Orpa, and ZJ behind.
Episode V: Fierce Witch
THUNK! Moments after the stolen shuttle dropped out of hyperspace, an unidentified ship engaged its spacedock. Five mercenaries, that Galen recognized as Black Sun, boarded the shuttle, and it quickly became apparent that this shuttle was intended to rendezvous with the pirates and hand off the Krayt dragon egg. However, after receiving the shipment, the mercenaries began to slice the shuttle’s computer systems and drain its oxygen.
The crew was able to successfully blast open the spacedoor and kill the mercenaries. Wex volunteered to take the shuttle back to safety, and the crew took the mercenary freighter, which had only two sets of coordinates programmed into it – Coruscant and a red planet somewhere in the Outer Rim.
The planet turns out to be Dathomir, and the intended recipients of the crystal the Dathomir witches. The adventurers are but one of the intended handoffs. They trade one Krayt dragon egg for a small sample of a crystal, which Orien immediately recognizes as something belonging to his schematic. Another group of mercenaries called in to confirm receipt, and then traded the other egg for the real prize – a much, much larger crystal of the same makeup.
On their way back to the ship, the crew is attacked by the other mercenaries with the aid of the Nightsisters. With only one other system programmed in the navicomputer, the crew made their way to Imperial Center and lands at the designated landing bay in the Black Sun district.
They received a transmission from Wex Vio promising to connect them with a Duros Black Sun agent at the Scooma Cantina. Not trusting Wex for some reason, who has been nothing but kind helpful to them up to this point, Aasha makes a passing reference to the Rebellion over an unencrypted communication channel, and the agent ends the communication abruptly. Wex refuses (or is unable) to answer comms, and the crew is forced to ask locals about the locations of Durga’s Palace.
They learn that Durga’s Palace is in the Black Sun district of Coruscant and used to belong to a Duros Vigo named Ohrik. It has a grand entrance that is heavily guarded by highly competent security.
With very little information to go on, the adventurers begin to plan how they will approach breaking into Durga’s Palace to retrieve the crystal.
Episode VI: Crystal Chasers