Knights of the Old Republic: Turncoat's Shadow

Chapter 2 - Big Trouble on Little Coruscant

Having gained possession of Chimera II, the crew decides the best idea is to move the ship to a more secure area post-haste so Abi can have an opportunity to change its transponder codes. Niko’s been keeping an eye on them, however, and has even managed to round up a few battle droids to chase the freighter and regain control of Chimera II before it has a chance to disappear among the wastes of the refugee sector. As the Rodian and the droids close in on their airspeeders, Wryme and Forad opt for the direct approach, shocking the others at the gun turrets as they each leap in midair to take on their attackers. The Miraluka ultimately shows up his fellow Jedi, forcing the Rodian’s withdrawal without striking a single blow, while Wryme loses focus, barely saving himself from a deadly fall.

The crew make tracks to Viggo’s “penthouse suite” of a landing pad, offering the Chimera II up as a tribute and to seemingly turn Wryme in for the credits, though it’s all just a ploy to get inside, spring Tara, and a make a quick break for it. The resulting firefight is chaotic and the six heroes barely escape with their skins. Amidst the blaster fire, Siri has a chance to waste the Kel Dor that tracked her down, but steadies her hand, the same way Forad steadies Wryme’s hand from cutting Viggo’s throat, advocating withdrawal over carnage.

Now Viggo is furious, not as much for being tricked as much as being tricked by Jedi. Hutts never fall for mind tricks. Word of this embarassment will spread quick through the Smuggler’s Moon, and Viggo will be forced to respond, lest he lose his influence and employees to the Exchange. And while the Chimera II and her crew have now left Nar Shaddaa in their hyperspace trail, the Moon and Hutt Space may just be getting started with them…

Forad's Holocron Journal

Master Raka always said it is best to record your thoughts to insure that you have a clear mind. I have picked up a trail of my master thanks to a friend that has led me to Nar Shaddaa. After I arrived I felt a strong pull from the force leading me to a cantina. This is where I met some interesting allies. A young Twi’lek named Abi with a sharp tongue that is skilled with machines and prefers to stay in the shadows. A Zabrak named Siri that has a great interest in credits and prefers to avoid hostilities when she can. A fellow Jedi by the name of Wryme that I fear is troubled by an event in his past, I can sense a scar on him that I don’t think even he is aware of. Lastly a Mandalorian that seems to have great skill at making enemies wherever he goes.

After acquiring a ship, one of Kindo’s enemies approached us in an attempt to reroute our destination and possibly harm us as well. Kindo kept the ship on coarse while Abi maintained and repaired the ship and Siri used the ships weapons. Wryme and I exited the ship in order to dissuade our would be attackers. Master always said that if you deal with the leader of a group directly then the rest will follow his lead. So I leapt from the Chimera on to the rodian’s speeder bike, and provided him a valid reason not to continue with his current actions. Once the last of the attackers were dealt with I returned back to the Chimera in order to meditate on the situation.

In order to get past the Hutt’s security the group has decided to shackle Wryme so that they will believe him to be our prisoner. I am not sure if I feel comfortable placing a fellow jedi in chains, it leaves a disturbing sense in my mind. It did not take long for the situation to go from entertainment to combat as after Wryme was taken from our custody he was soon put to the test to prove he was a jedi. Placed within a pit he was being forced to fight cathounds, and the droid of Abi’s quickly deployed his lightsaber to him. In almost the same instant a loud explosion went off and I felt the confusion of the group surrounding the Hutt and his prisoner. Quickly I acted and freed the prisoner as my new allies dealt with those that had not been effected by the explosion. When the effects of the explosion wore off I made it a point to ensure Viggo the hutt would not offer any more resistance. Wryme giving in to his anger attempted to strike Viggo down, I stopped him. I’m not sure if Wryme was going to attack me next or not, but I must try to help him to save him from his fear his anger his hatred for that leads to the dark side.

Wryme's Datapad Entry 1.a

Took the time to procure a used datapad with my winnings. It’s a little beat up, but it has character, and it matches the armor. It’ll do. Won’t go into most of the day’s events. Can’t risk capture and fail to destroy this thing. Acquired a ship with the help of some new friends, though. I’m not sure how a rutian twi’lek and a zabrak with curves for miles aren’t decorating some Hutt’s audience chamber on a corrupt dustball like this. But, then, they’re capable enough that many slavers have probably tried, and promptly regretted it. We’re joined by a Mandalorian, of all things, an odd one with a non-lethal weapon. The miraluka kid might be a problem. Might as well commission him one of Nar Shadaa’s skragging neon signs and have it read “Jedi.” Handy in a fight, though. Don’t think Kindo could have handled an assault droid alone for much longer. Anyway, Siri had a hologram of a spitting image of her, lighter hair her only disguise. She’s gotten sloppy, and she’s here. She won’t get away this time.

Chapter 1 - The Chimera Conundrum

Siri is a Zabrak refugee currently in the employ of a tempermental Hutt named Viggo. Her jobs are various and multifaceted, but mostly involve sneaking around, finding things out, and using people for their information. She’s naturally suited to this and does well for the Hutt, letting him and his people in on the bigger shipments of the more marketable merchandise when it comes in so they can beat the Exchange to the punch. With her help, Viggo has regained control of more than half the territory on Nar Shaddaa he had lost since the Exchange’s arrival here. But now he has a bigger job for Siri, one with much greater chance for profit…and risk.

A freighter ship named Chimera II is en route to Nar Shaddaa, carrying an ample amount of weaponry, spice and medical supplies for the Exchange to sell on the moon’s open market. Thanks to Goto’s meticulous blockade over Hutt ships, Viggo’s been losing plenty in import and export revenue and has decided enough is enough and that time has come to hit them on the ground. He charges Siri with assembling a team for the seizure of Chimera II and all the property therein, then change its transponder codes so it can get off-world without alerting Goto. In the midst of this meeting, a new slave girl serves Siri a drink, slipping her a chip for a droid memory core in the process.

Siri takes the core to friend and sometimes colleague Abi Gatto for aid in figuring out just what was on this memory core. She apparently shows up just in time, cutting short a rather rude visit by a trio of angry Duros frustrated with their broken swoop bike. Using her own droid as a guinea pig, Abi installs the core and stumbles a laundry list of schematics and star maps, outlining a series of hyperspace routes to different worlds. The core also triggers a holo-message from the slave girl, who identifies herself as Tara Berial, a Republic operative who came to Nar Shaddaa in search of Jedi Knight Raka Mond His last communication led her here. She followed Viggo a little too close and got herself caught, and the Republic has disavowed any knowledge of her mission. Albeit puzzled by their chance discovery, the two women set the complication aside and head to the seediest sections of the Corellian sector. Their objective: some cheap muscle labor.

Meanwhile, Forad Pafor arrives on the surface of the Smuggler’s Moon, hot on the trail of his master Raka. A lead given to him by the Bothan Jedi Kal Breil’Fey, shows him evidence that their old master, who followed Revan and advocated his cause, now suspects he’s made a terrible misjudgment, and that the galaxy may pay dearly for it. With only blind faith on his side, Forad’s feelings draw him to a strange presence in a cantina called the Orange Lady, the same cantina where Abi and Siri have gone looking for hired guns. That strange presence is Wryme Mosde, another Revanchist Jedi seeking solace from the brutality of the last five years, his spirit so broken, he is contemplating setting his lightsaber aside for good.

The girls don’t have to wait long for the brutes to start proving themselves, as a young hot-headed Mandalorian named Kindo Sipal gets in over his head in a three-way Pazaak match with Mosde and a slobbery Rodian, Nikko. Mosde does his best to discourage the warrior from frittering his credits away as Nikko is clearly cheating, but the boy can’t keep his mouth shut. Accusations and blaster bolts fly until a few Exchange enforcement droids come in to shut the party down and throw them in force cages to be dealt with in time for disruption of “business.”

Kal shows up and arranges for the release of these unfortunate five, though originally he only came for Forad to pass on a report of a Republic shuttle discovered in the depths of the Duros sector. Siri guides them all to a safehouse of hers where she can finally discuss her plan and arrange her heist—that is until they are interrupted again by a pack of bounty hunters lead by a seemingly mad Kel Dor. Kal Breil’Fey disappears in the melee, and Forad is left to join Siri on her misdeed in order for her assistance into accessing the lower city.

The heist goes off like clockwork. Abi slices the docking pylon database, both scrambling the flight logs and temporarily disabling the security systems…though she did accidentally cut fall power to the docking district for a few seconds in the process, she takes credit for planning to save her reputation. The lone Droideka sentry is taken out easily by Kindo and Wryme, and despite a hitch or two, Siri’s crew is successful. A search of the stragglers turns up a datapad in which the details of Wryme’s bounty are drawn up by Viggo himself.

What will Siri and company decide to do with their new acquisition? Why does Viggo have a bounty on a Jedi who arrived on the moon only hours earlier? What will the Exchange do in order to regain their property? And what does Tara know about Raka Mond and Revan’s disappearance?


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