After several months of advanced training with Eliza our heroes were getting closer to being full fledged Jedi Knights after having completed the Trial of Skill. Eliza presented each member with a choice for a gift. For Kilra she puts 2 chests down in front of him. He chose the chest which granted him additional strength.
Eliza told him, " This is the talisman of hunter’s strength. When you need some additional force energy tap into this talisman’s power to give you the extra boost you need."
“Kilra thank Eliza for mighty gift.” Kilra says.
For Azreal she presented a 2 lightsaber crystals, he chose a white/grey colored one.
“This is a ghost fire crystal. This will allow you lightsaber to increase in it’s attacking ability.” Eliza explains.
“Thank you Eliza. I will need to meditate on this to make my lightsaber better.” Azreal said.
Finally she gets to Ide.
“For you Ide, I have a special gift. In this box are all the components you need to craft a lightsaber. You will have a superior hilt for better control as well as a kimber stone. This will make the blade less deadly when attacking enemies but it will allow you to defend yourself against enemies both with lightsabers and blasters.” Eliza says with a smile on her face.
“Thank you Eliza. I feel like a true Jedi now since the lightsaber is the symbol of our order.” Ide said with gratitude.
Rezda soon returned from his adventure with Denbay. Having had the nightmares subside for now, he decided to return to the group. Another month passes and the group has upgraded and created their lightsabers in preparation for their next adventure.
“I’m sending you to find a contact of mine named Fark’war. He tends to stay in the seedy dive bars in Bilbosa. He’s a researcher of sorts.” Eliza said.
“Then we will go find him.” Rezda said.
The group searched several bars before they found Fark’war trying to convince a group of spacers of his plan. He failed to convince them so they leave the booth.
“You! You will help me!” Fark’war yelled to the group!
He ordered a whole tray of drinks for everyone and Kilra pounded down his drinks since he had never had alcohol before.
“Look, the empire rebellion fight is nothing more than a continuation of a war fought for millenia by the Sith and the Jedi. I believe we need to explore an old battle ground from a past war for evidence that the Sith and Jedi continue to fight. Will you help me?” Fark’war said rubbing his hands together.
“Sure we can help out if you need it.” Ide responded.
After a few more drinks Azreal started to feel the effects of the alcohol and in an attempt to give Kilra a high five, he misses and almost smacks a patron in the head. Ide reacts quickly and Force moves Azreal, but he used too much power and Azreal ended up crashing into another booth with a large group of drunken thugs in it.
The thugs weren’t happy their drinks were spilled, so they ran at Azrael and started beating him senseless. They tried to hit the heroes, but being so drunk they either hit with little effect or accidentally hit each other.
Kilra attempted to force throw one of the thugs into the group of them to end the conflict, but as he summons his strength to throw him, he slips from his grasp. Ide hid behind the bar and threw a chair using the Force which effects some of bad guys. However when doing that, the bartender saw him use the Force and claims it was magic! Ide was then quickly discovered by another group of thugs coming to reinforce their friends and they pick him up and start slapping him right in the face.
Kilra ran in a fury to defend Ide and he leveled 2 of the patrons who dropped Ide but they, in turn, land on him while he was on the floor. Another thug struck at Kilra in the back of his head and landed a solid blow. Kilra fell to the floor and voided his bowels on the unconscious patron as well as on Ide. The smell was unbearable.
Kilra, filling with rage, attempted to attack the patron but the fury clouded his judgement and he missed with a solid hit, but seeing this huge beast mad makes the patron back away some. Ide used the Force to hurl the unconscious patron off of him at the patron who attacked Kilra.
Meanwhile, Rezda having grabbed a metal pitcher decided to yell at the top of his lungs "BATTLE ROYAL!
He swung the metal pitcher at some patrons striking them across their faces. They were unable to retaliate due to being dazed and having tons of beer in their eyes. Azreal used Force influence to make some patrons fight themselves instead of him, but he then decided to join in and start fighting as well.
Within minutes a group of stormtroopers enter the bar, making anyone who saw them nervous.
“Everyone get down on the ground and stop fighting!” the leader of the troopers yelled.
Everyone dropped to the ground but Rezda, he Force leapt up to a chandelier and was waiting for them to enter. He looked closer hanging from above them andnotices they aren’t really stormtroopers at all! They were 2 Rodians and 1 human pretending to be troopers.
“You’re phonies!” Rezda exclaimed.
He leapt away from the chandelier and disconnects it from the ceiling, dropping it on their heads. The troopers along, with the thugs who were trying to leave the brawl are instantly knocked out due to the glass shards in their faces from the chandelier.
“He was using magic! I saw it!” The bartender screams to the group.
They leave 100 credits for him on the bar.
“Sorry about the mess.” Azreal says calmly.
Rezda selects “The Final Countdown” on the jukebox and the group proceeded to leave the bar to epic exit music. Once outside, in true 80s montage style, they all leapt up in the air with their fists raised in triumph for a freeze frame photo. (Rezda however held up his missing arm instead of an actual fist, making a great image for the group.)
The group then followed Fark’war to his place where a number of walls were covered with pictures and research about the Sith and Jedi. Large strings of twine stretch from image to image in a massive spider web.
“Just ignore this stuff.” Fark’war told the group.
“You guys stink. Go wash up.” He yells to Ide and Kilra.
Ide has no problem getting clean, but the very tall Kilra ends up breaking the shower head but he does get clean.
“Me sorry. Me break rain maker.” Kilra said to Fark’war.
“You broke my shower! You better pay for that! We have no time to waste. We’ll deal with this when we get back.” Fark’war told Kilra.
“Ok. Me sorry tiny furry one.” Kilra said, feeling guilty.
A day later, the group landed on a planet of an ancient battle between the Republic and the Sith millenia ago. There was nothing but large forests and dense jungles. The group felt a pang of massive pain, anger and death as they land and exit the ship.
They soon came across an energy barrier. Rezda climbed a tree for a better look and tells Kilra to try and dig down to see if maybe they can go under the barrier. Unfortunarely they have no luck there either.
Suddenly 4 large demonic looking hounds attacked the group! Rezda tried to tame one of the houndsbut ultimately failed in doing so. They attacked each member of the group, and the dogs land some good injuries at first. Luckily Ide was close by and was able to heal them during the battle, being an exceptional combat medic.
After their initial attack, the group was able to dispatch of them much quicker. Rezda tried to use the disruptor pistol he acquired months ago, but as he goes to fire the gun heats up and explodes in his hands due to a previously unknown gene lock on the device.
Rezda decided the lightsaber is best to dispatch these animals and is able to decapitate one of the hounds while Kilra makes a kebab of another. Azreal binds 2 of the dogs and creates his own hound kebab. The last hound remaining attacks an easier target and goes after Fark’war striking him furiously. Rezda, Kilra and Azreal decapitate the last one and Ide heals the wounds suffered by Fark’war.
“I knew there were still Jedi!! I knew it! You are all Jedi!” As Fark’war jumped up and down with excitement.
The group tried to convince him they aren’t Jedi, but the cat is out of the bag.
“So to get through this barrier it pulses. It will drop in enough power for my ship to lightspeed in to the battlefield.” Fark’war said.
He left to prep his ship for the journey while the group instead tries using their lightsabers to breach the shield with no effect. They hop into the ship and Fark’war programs the ship to enter lightspeed while aiming at the shield. There is a sudden BANG and all goes white…
A tall dark figure stands before the group, a large dark cloak draped over him, and black gauntlets with a yellow crystal on the back of them opposite his palm.
“What are YOU doing here?” the figure yelled at the group.
Suddenly the ship crashed into the trees! A new dark figure carrying a red lightsaber starts killing troopers of the Army of Light. Smiling in the carnage, the dark figure is confronted by 2 Jedi and is soon struck down. The Jedi then approached their ship.
“Who are you? Sith spies?” the first Jedi questions.
Rezda tried to explain they are from the future and they can’t believe they are in the past in this battle. The Jedi took the group to his leader, Commander Hoth. Hoth looked upset and frustrated because his troops were losing the battle.
The group tried to convince the commander they are there to help, but it didn’t work and they were placed in a cell and their lightsabers locked in a closet. The Jedi and Army of Light troops leave.
Suddenly a ship crashed into the prison cell dropship allowing them and another Sith prisoner to escape. Ide tried to prevent the Sith from escaping, but merely dislodges her lightsaber from her grasp. As she ran to get it,Azrael used Force bind on her to keep her from moving. Kilra and Rezda gathered their lightsabers and bound the prisoner to the bars of the jail to prevent her escape. Rezda decided to give her some herbs to calm her down, unfortunately she has a bad trip and freaks out dislocating both of her shoulders trying to get free. Kilra cut her lightsaber in half making the weapon useless and they leave the jail.
As they came upon the battlefield they saw thousands of troops for both sides engaged in battle. The group attempted to help some of the other Army of Light troopers in battle. Ide threw a destroyed speeder at a group of Sith troopers and obliterates them.
Suddenly the ground began to rumble, and an explosion rocked their eardrums. As they looked towards the source of the noise, they saw the mountains explode like glass, fragments of stone spiraling into the air as starfighters tumbled through them, many exploding as they make impact.
An enormous ball of black energy expanded out from the mountains, and increased in speed faster than they could react. As fast as they take in the sight, it was on top of them,
the roiling black energy smashed them backwards, flaying their skin from their bones and turning their bones to ash as the world around them disappeared.
All of them… are dead.
And in the blank space of death, all goes white. In the white space, the darkened figure appeared again, the crystal in his gauntlet glowing as he clenches his fist.
“You are going to have to try a lot harder than that…” he scowled.
Suddenly everyone woke up just as their ship was crashing into the trees of the jungle for what seemed like a second time. They saw the old dark figure tear into the Army of Light troops. The 2 Jedi stopped him.
“Who are you? Sith spies?” The Jedi asked again.
The group realizes they are in a time loop. They have returned to the start of their adventure of this battle.
“We Jedi! We here to help!” Kilra said to the Jedi.
They returned once again to Lord Commander Hoth and this time they manage to convince him they could help. Kilra, for good measure, destroys the lightsaber of the Sith prisoner again and Hoth ordered her bound directly to the jail to prevent her escape.
The group then went to the armory to gather weapons and armor and head into the battlefield again. The group moved into battle and destroyed a group of storm troopers along with their sergeant with ease.
Additional Republic troops and Jedi joined the group. However, it wasn’t long until a second wave of enemies turned focus to them. 20 storm troopers, 2 sergeants, a Sith warrior, and a Sith Walker move toward them. The group, along with their allies, prepare for another assault…