The Road To Coruscant
It’s been three years since The Emperor has taken control of the senate and abolished the Jedi council for Treason. He has put a price on all remain Jedi’s head and every bounty hunter in the galaxy is out to get them.
Now that the dust have settled on the new regime change, it seems to be business as usual in the Empire. But, there are some who are not happy with the change…
A Star Wars Adventure
- Katarina Dusk (Peyton) - Force Adept (human)
- LoAnna Stark (NPC) - Scout (human)
- Bar-du Bar-Den (NPC) - Nobel (Tw’lek)
Our adventure begins aboard the passenger liner; Endless Serenity on root to Coruscant. On board Katarina and Bar-du are in a lounge enjoying a few drinks and discussing what to do. Bar-du had been sent to Coruscant by her father to pick up a few things from their residence here. Ever since the Emperor emerged and abolished the Jedi, the senate hasn’t been the same. Bar-du’s father had left during the dark time when Clone Troopers marched through the streets of Coruscant; now that the dust has settled and things are sort of back to normal he decided to send his daughter to Coruscant to pick up a few items at the residence. Bar-du had invited her friend Katarina to tag along with her.
The friends sit at a table sipping the drinks a service droid approaches them but then it gets shoved hard and knocked over by a huge Falleen warrior who doesn’t like droids to begin with. Katarina goes over to help the droid up, but the Falleen makes a snide comment. Katarina sizes up the warrior and decides against it. As she turns her back the Falleen goes for the sucker punch, Katarina’s keen senses knows something is afoot and swings around, with baton in hand. She strikes first and with her first hit does a critical blow. Hitting the Falleen behind the knee and taken him down for the count. The Falleen’s blaster’ falls from his hands.
Katarina stands over the Falleen and tells him that he owes the droid an apology. The Falleen takes a few moments before he does; just as the Endless Serenity security force arrives to hall him away for about to discharge a blaster weapon on a passenger liner. Katarina sits back at the table and are offered a round of drinks by a ship’s officer for coming to the add of one of there service droids. This is when LoAnna Stark approaches them she’s been traveling alone to Coruscant and saw how Katarina used the baton and she wants to hire her services as a bodyguard.
She is going to find a friend of her father in the business district. He had sent word that he needs a few credits and that it couldn’t be sent or wired and had to be by courier by someone trusted. LoAnna’s father, Burke, sent his daughter. LoAnna though has a feeling that she is being watched or followed and she wants to be with a group to be safe. Katarina senses that LoAnna and informs Bar-du. Bar-du says that it’s good to travel as a trio and pretend to be ladies on a shopping excursion.
As the ship arrives in Coruscant and drops out of hyperspace, Katarina and Bar-du go to their stateroom to find that somebody has gone through their belongings, search their drawers and closet and tossed the bed. They gather their gear and now on the alert to see who is tailing them; they hook up with LoAnna and all three of them board an airbus that takes them to the service. Katarina sense someone looking at them and from the corner of her eye spots a ratty looking fellow with a device in his hands looking at the them. He pretends to read something; as Katarina walks over, grabs the device and sees the picture of Bar-du on it. She confronts him and he knows nothing saying that he just thought she was pretty. Katarina, still holding the communicator, feels it vibrants in her hands and glances at it to see “Confirmed” across the screen.
As the ship lands the ratty fellow makes a bolt for it with Katarina giving chase. Bar-du and JoAnna join in as well. Though, Katarina has lost the fellow amongst a throng of people; though she shows Bar-du the communicator and acknowledges that she’s been followed the whole time. As Katarina tries to figure out who the fellow was taking too the device fritz off. JoAnna suggest they go to a repair shop and see if one from there can figure it out.
At Brannigan’s Lo-Tech Discount they pay a few creds and the technician tells them that the device is no good won’t work again but there is a way to retrieve information and to come back in a few hours. This gives them the opportunity to go to the business district so that LoAnna can give her father’s friend the credits he needs.
They take a subway to the business district and get off at the platform, and make their way to the address that JoAnna is to go to. As they are on the street a street gang called “Laser Brats” confront the girls and ask them what are they doing in their territory. Coruscant underbelly is their turf, there are no Jedi’s around to marshal them. And the Emperor is to busy grasping at star systems to be under his control. They demand all their credits and equipment and they will let them pass. Though, this is when a huge fight breaks out. Our party is out numbered and fighting by hand but just as when Katarina is about to be hit with a vibro knife. A light sabre swings in and cuts off the attackers hand.
There stands in the shadows is Mace Windu. JoAnna’s father’s friend. The street gang remaining members scatter like ashes of a fire in a strong wind. Mace tells the girls it’s not safe to be on the streets and takes them to where he’s been hiding out for a while. He had survived his attack with the Emperor and has been residing in the lower echelon of Coruscants underbelly.
He tells them it’s not safe for them to be seen with him and takes the credits and hands them a communicator and tells them he will contact them later for a meeting in a secured location.
The Trio arrives back at Brannigan’s Lo-Tech Discount and the tech there discovered the signal is sent back to Bar-du’s place. Her father was worried about sending her off on a task and hired a bodyguard to follow her and keep an eye on her as well. But, the bodyguard was a little over excited and thought they where thieves and tried to retrieve whatever item they had stolen and return it to his benefactor.
Our heroes decide to unwind, staying at the Bar-du’s villa which has served her family well through the years. The service droids had kept it up some; though the food had gone bad. They send a droid out to get food as they unwind and decide what to do next…
To be continued.