STAR WARS - Adventures of the Last Archangel

The Heart of Gar

After a week break the crew are back, this time working for Imperial Governor Niall of Garqi. The crew are to retrieve The Heart of Gar, a worthless small statue, from a rival Imperial Governor, Governor De’ath Grey of Barnaba in the Tapani Sector.

After failed astrogation the crew get lost in a nebula but manage to escape relatively unharmed, escaping from a pirate frigate which was closing in on the ship.

With a legal manifest for a cargo of foodstuffs (to make a bit of profit and provide cover) the crew arrive at the planet Barnaba unhindered. They land at Barnabas Port, one of the few spaceports on the mountainous world.

They make contact with an underworld contact and plan to sneak into the Gala Ball that is being hosted in the Governors mansion in three days time.

With time to spare the crew head to The Last Port, a trader cantina, to find a buyer for their cargo. Barny, the Trandoshan, is last to enter the cantina. When he does it falls silent, and at the back of the cantina a very large angry looking Wookiee* stands up!

  • Trandoshans and Wookiees are, most often, mortal enemies.

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The crew are preparing for their heist, stealing the Heart of Gar statue from and Imperial Governor, or re-appropriating goods as they call it.

The Tapani Sector, planet Barnaba, Barnabas Port City.

We left it with Barny confronted by a very large Wookiee in The Last Port cantina. Everyone breathes a sigh of relief when it turns out the Wookiee is Karabar and along with his Ewok sidekick Shorty are old friends of Barny. They help the crew sell their cargo, but a Despair when negotiating a price reveals 10% of their foodstuff cargo had expired. But they still made a profit.

They then visit LaJuno’s Emporium, a clothes bazaar to get some clothes that will help them blend in better in Tapani. The crew were somewhat taken aback by the rather camp Twi’lek owner, LaJuno.

While waiting for their clothes three Sabre Rakes enter intent on causing trouble; Lord Seth Lasanda, Sir Pollock and Sir Dikken. The rakes insult the aliens PCs Jara and Barny, Jara and Barny don’t take it too well, but the fight is short. The rakes draw Light-foils; Jara duels with Lord Lasanda, Barny disarms and breaks the arm of Pollock and Tanizanda draws his blaster and shoots the Light-foil from Dikken’s hand (rolling a Triumph). The three rakes leave with their tails between their legs after being humiliated by the Crew.

Due to our short gaming sessions we have decided that Destiny points will roll over for two weeks. Obligations will roll over for two or more weeks to allow it to come into play.

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This week the group rolled up Five Light Side points.
Obligation fell to Jara; Revenge!

The crew on Barnaba in the Tapani Sector planning a heist at an upcoming Gala Ball.

Opening their docking bay doors to the fresh sea air breeze of Barnaba they are greeted by Gubbins and Mucker, a Bimm and dim-witted Selonian. Gubbins offers his services in Starship Valeting. Despite much persuasion the crew decline to let him on their ship. Despite threats from the crew Gubbins thanks the crew and leaves them his card.

After a quick meeting with Mr. Snaggle the crew go in search of weapons and are directed to Guuls Travelling Emporium. A short hyper-space journey later and they find the Jawa ran black market vessel, a converted bulk cruiser which runs a marketplace for all manner of illegal merchandise, but primarily weapons. The Crew acquire a couple of firearms, and during their visit have an encounter with a Gotal gunslinger called Gunnar Kring. Kring warns JAra that Zena Starflare is ‘in town’ so he should watch his back – Zena being a Zeltron gunslinger who works with Jara much hated sister (and source of his Obligation for Revenge).

Returning to Barnaba the crew once more are met by Gubbins and Mucker. As they are once more told to get lost Barny could have sworn, just for a second, that he saw the same Devronian watching their ship who they encountered on Geonosis…

It’s time for the Governors Gala Ball on Barnaba in the Tapani Sector and the Crew get ready to Steal The Heart of Gar.

The Crew pilot to the cloud mansion in a borrowed air car and despite being well dressed go through the tradesman’s entrance.

The Crew realise someone may be onto them when the Security let them past (despite failing all bluff checks). Inside they make their way through the kitchens when head Chef Ramsay mistakes Barney for one of his chefs and tells him to start preparing the meat dishes. Barney, not wanting to cause trouble, and actually does very well and receives much praise from Ramsay to the bemusement of his colleagues who watch on bemused.

Eventually they all make their way into the Ball and find the Governors art collection. Several other guests are admiring the collection as the Crew decide how they are going to go about stealing the small statue. As they discuss their plans they are interrupted by a red skinned Zeltron woman, Zena Starflare, nemesis to Jara…

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With the Tapani Gala Ball the crew are ready to swipe the Heart of Gar but for the appearance the Zeltron mercenary, and rival to Jara, Zena Starflare.

Words are exchanged as a ruckus kicks off in the ball room downstairs*
Taking this as their cue Tanizanda swipes the statue sounding alarms, Jara and Zena drawn blades and begin to duel while Barny tackles two of Zena thugs. Security guards try to shoot Tanizanda and lock the doors only the Tanizanda to slip past and escape.

The thugs are beat down by Barny.
Then, as our tribute to The Ultimate Warrior who died this week, Jara dived at Zena with a shoulder barge (and got a TRIUMPH) knocking her dazed to the floor.

Dilemma… Jara was about to make the killing blow on Zena (triggered by his Revenge Obligation) when she pleaded for her life with information about the Devronian who has been stalking the group.

This is where I love the Edge of the Empire Obligation system, something I was sceptical about at first. I gave Jara the option of killing Zena and reducing his Obligation or sparing her and gaining the info. He chose the information…

Zena revealed the Devronian to be Vrath Kaan, a cut-throat explorer. There is a rumour that The Last Archangel (PCs starship) has a rare relic hidden somewhere within, but no one knows what it is,if it exists at all.

The Crew make their escape and deliver the statue to Governor Niall on Garqi.

  • The ruckus is actually the events from an old adventure we ran several years ago. It was an in-joke for the story to cross over with the old classic adventure.

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