Star Wars - Dawn of Defiance

The Traitor's Gambit - part 3

Episode I

And off rush our gallant heroes to the Imperial prison facility. To the great annoyance of Milandra, the Felucian scout takes time to point out every natural hazard as they make their trek through the luminescent jungle of Felucia.

The prison facility is a squat two story building and heavily guarded. Not to fear, the native knows a secret entrance – the life support exhaust vent. And in they go.

With a moment to strategize, and waiting for the patrol to pass, they sneak off to the communications room. Careful to only stun the two techies and officer, the heroes debate whether to plant the bomb or not. There after they head to the medical facility. To their horror, they discover where the missing Felucian scouts went – horrific experiments are being conducted on the natives, making them mindless, twisted and ugly. Their armour proves a problem for our brave heroes, but then a break – one of Nuk's explosive arrows dig into the flesh of one of the mutated Felucians, between two scales, and his guts explode outward, killing it instantly. The second one falls quickly afterward, and the evil doctor too. The patrolling guard rush to respond to the commotion. The heavy gunner proves a problem, but Bob expertly places a grenade at the feet of the heavy gunner, bringing him to a swift end. Taking a moment to catch their breath, the heroes then set off to the prison. The warden droid and detention block guard prove little resistance, and the heroes set Admiral Varth free. Two other human prisoners are also set free, one able to assist the heroes.

Going back the way they came, they find that the guard outside had killed the Felucian scout and are now standing guard at the exit of the ventilation pipe. Also, an Imperial AT-ST walker is clearly patrolling the area. The Admiral then suggests they make their way to the upper levels, to the roof. As they hurry back inside, Captain Okeefe reports in that she has the Banshee up and running. She is heading their way and can extract them from the roof.

As the turbolift rises to the second floor, the heroes find them selves in the command centre, with the commanding officer and two hulking, mutated Felucian warriors. Bob's fingers fly to a grenade as he presses the 'down' button on the turbo lift. Though he doesn't hit his mark, it turns out in his favour and Captain Vischera is badly wounded. Unfortunately, the two monstrous warrior jump down the elevator shaft. A heated battle for their lives ensue. Everyone scatters and tries their best to position themselves strategically. The Felucians are very tough, but they manage to kill one, knocking him corpse off the lift. As the second one lunges for the escaped prisoner, the heroes and the Admiral jump back onto the lift. Up they go. They make short work of the Captain. Now what to do about the two escapees below with the mutation? A brief argument follow, where Nuk wants to leave them to their fate, while Bob strongly disagrees. Thankfully, but they get back on the lift to descend and discover the fate of those below. Quickly the second Felucian tries to claw its way back on to the lift. having none of this, the heroes end his twisted life. Sadly, the two escapees did not make it – their bodies ripped apart.

Rattled and exhausted, the party heads to the roof, where the Banshee soon picks them up amid a hail of blaster fire from the guards outside. they trigger the bomb remotely, and watch the horrible place go up in a plume of fire and smoke.

Not impressed that the heroes are bleeding over her cargo bay, Captain Okeefe rush the heroes to the medical bay. Then they head to the Zandrax system. Here they board the Nebulon-B class frigate, the Resurgence. Captain of the Resurgence, Verana thanks the heroes and offers them permanent quarters aboard his ship with many other benefits, if they would enter into his employ as independent mercenaries. It does not take a moment for the heroes to agree. They spend two weeks on the frigate, recovering and eagerly awaiting what Admiral Varth has to share…

 

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