Nearly two weeks since the rumored Battle of Turkana, five galactic adventurers find themselves aboard the Ryckert Station checkpoint in orbit above Brigia, a planet in the Tion Cluster. The chiss and human Imperial-hired scout team found their way to the checkpoint after losing their ship in the far reaches of space. The trandoshan and wookie bounty hunter duo was passing through the checkpoint after visiting the planet’s surface. Finally, the droid was found by the maintenance crew after flying an old, junked ship as far as it would go.
After turning in their weapons and crossing the checkpoint gates (or in C-17’s case, being admitted to the maintenance crew), the adventurers went up to the Pakuuni-ran casino and cantina to pass the time. After spending two hours getting to know each other and gleaning information about the planet below and their destinations, power to the station was lost.
A Terrorist Attack
Shots being fired and security being shut down, the adventurers went down to the lower, checkpoint-deck to see the commotion. Upon arriving at the equipment lockers, the adventurers saw 6 armed assailants with an unknown insignia emblazoned on their clothing.
The battle was over mere moments after it began, resulting in the assailants’ defeat. Unfortunatlly, one of the survivor’s escaped and detonated a set of explosives in the station’s turbolift, cutting off everyone on board from their ship. After an unsuccessful attempt by Saladdik at chasing the already-dead assailant through the vacuum-sealed blastdoor, the adventurers had no choice but to use an escape pod to avoid being lost in space. Before entering the pod and leaving Ryckert Station for good, Marcus saw an Imperial Star Destroyer jump in and fire on all ships leaving the planet.
A Forced Landing
The adventurers successfully landed on the planet’s surface once they flawlessly avoided the burning wreckage of Krassk’s freighter. During their descent, they noticed that they were landing not too far from a large city surrounded by jungle. The appearance of the planet’s surface lived up to its reputation; the new jungle terrain only covered a about one hundred kilometers around the city with small pockets of barren, desert terrain sprinkled throughout.
Once the group recuperated from the crash, Saladdik kicked open the escape pod’s hatch, revealing that the group had landed on the edge of the jungle. It was fairly early in the day and Brigia’s red sun was just about to rise. After some light foraging and searching for various supplies, the group spotted a trail of smoke indicating a campfire. The group continued through the rough terrain, only to be greeted by a fairly large snake. After some questionable decision making, the group was ambushed by several group of indigenous Rock Vipers.
The adventurers dispatched the group with ease, sustaining minor wounds and damage to some of their weapons. In spite of this, the group rested to recover from the battle. Once fully rested, the group continued after the smoke plume to find an abandoned camp.
The campground was comprised of several single-person tents, various bits of survival gear, what appeared to be a cave blocked by one large boulder, and a heavily damaged AT-EST hidden by vines and trees.The group promptly scavenged the campground, attempted to repair the walker, and clear the debris from the cave entrance. While Vals’ti’gkrumlar and C-17 worked on the walker, Saladdik and Krassk managed to move the boulder while Marcus scouted the area. Upon removing the boulder, it immediately started rolling toward every one of the adventurers despite their attempts to move it away.
Once they succesfully deflected the vengeful boulder, Krassk and Marcus inspected the cave only to find two civilians in hiding with ration packages and supplies strewn about the cave. The civilians, a human woman and an ithorian man, told them that they caved themselves in after an attack on their recently junked walker.
As soon as they informed the group about the indigenous Tusk Cats that attacked the rest of their crew, Marcus, Krassk, and Saladdik spot one of the cougar-like creatures creeping up on the two repairing the AT-EST. Seeing the creature, Saladdik ran up to the Tusk Cat and started hugging it. The cat let out a roar revealing three more of the creatures, one of which ambushing the lone C-17. After a long, painful battle, the adventurers arose victorious.
Boasting a fully operational (except weaponry) walker, two research team survivors, and several scavenged tusks from the feline predators, the adventurers boarded the walker and set course for the nearest city: Doria.
- Whole Session: Marcus (Sponsorship)
- : 15 XP