STAR WARS: The Darkness Saga

SEASON 2 - Episode 9

Excessive Force

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EPISODE IX
Excessive Force


Despite several setbacks involving the supply of equipment and resources, the sinister MOFF VORPAIN of the Dominus Sector ushers forward with the deployment of PROJECT REBIRTH.

Meanwhile, Imperial operatives under the command of the evil DOCTOR NYCOLAI KINSWORTHY declare a breakthrough in the investigation of unique crystalline structures on the world of Solanus which they hope will further enhance the Moff’s project.

Elsewhere, high above Lekaz on the floating metropolis of Oasis City, the crew of the Star Wanderer have become Heroes of the Empire, having saved the city from a deadly computer virus, the notoriety of which the crew will learn they could do without....

TRIGGERED OBLIGATION: None
DESTINY POOL: Light 5 / Dark 3
TOTAL XP: 20

Pan Down: The Gladiator-Class Star Destroyer (Silent Watcher) comes into view, flanked by two Imperial Raider Expansion Pack. One of the Raiders moves out of formation and away from the planet.

Cut to the bridge of the Star Destroyer: The camera slowly moves toward the main viewport where the Captain stands watching. Suddenly the lights flicker and the engines stall. Almost immediately, the ship returns to normal.



Exterior (Space): Suddenly the Imperial Raider jumps to hyperspace.

Interior (Star Destroyer): The camera zooms in on the Lieutenant’s face, the Captain hovering over his shoulder.



CUT-TO (Interior of Oasis City Medical Facility): The camera pans pass several bacta tanks and medical beds. The camera stops at Zax Wettega, the young smuggler floating in the tank. Zax suddenly has a vision of a distance place, creatures screaming and growling. Zax is afraid, and alone. He can hear his friends yelling in pain, blaster fire in the distance. Metal corridors blur past him and he tries to run from the screams and growls. Suddenly there is a loud scream – it is El-Isara. At that, Zax wakes up inside the bacta tank.

EVENTS:

Comments

Zaxs Wandering Thoughts

Zax stared out the cockpit window as they neared the old medical facility, there was a lot to think about. As El-Isara had said, something had changed, and he knew it, but what to make of it… he had no real idea. It had struck home even more so when he had that strange ominous feeling upon seeing the Dark Nebula, he hadn’t felt anything like that before. He was certain that if… well whatever had happened to him, if it hadn’t happened, then he wouldn’t have felt it. Zax’s thoughts wandered as the station grew larger as they drew closer. Family huh…

What was family Zax wondered? His parents, if that’s what they really were, had never really treated him with any care, he thought that was normal. He had seen other children show affection to their parents, and their parents show affection to them, maybe that was normal. But then he had also seen children treated similar or even worse than he was, and that’s what he had accepted as normal. But if the other aspect was normal, then maybe his “parents” weren’t actually his real parents. If that was so, then it would make a lot more sense in relation to how they treated him and how he was treated after, a slave, property to be traded. Then who were his parents, and was El-Isara really his sister… maybe that DNA test would be worth having done. At the very least it may reveal some truth about things.

Then there was Constance and learning how to use this Force… it would definitely be useful, Zax had seen El-Isara use it to great effect, but he also knew that it painted even more of a target upon your back. Nodding to himself, Zax determined that he would learn more about it, and learn to use it. It may make him more of a target of the empire, but he had no love of the empire and would accept that danger. Danger… then Zax remembered what Arcs had done. He nearly swore out loud. Growling under his breath at the thought of the repercussions of Arcs’ actions.

To Zax it wasn’t really the Arcs being the “Hero of the Empire” that bothered him, it was more the fact that the people who they had been dealing with and once had as associates or even allies, would now be after their blood. He knew how he would feel, if a contact of his “turned into an imperial agent”, at best, he would cut all contact, at worst, he would want them dead. And he had a lot of self-interest based bad contacts. Zax was certain that all of them were now tarred with Arcs imperial tag. Once again Arcs lands them in the shit.

Blinking, Zax focused ahead, the station was getting large, time to concentrate.

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KYN-11E

Current location – outside the hull of the ‘Star Wanderer’ somewhere near the dark nebula
Current task – Pest eradication

KYN-11E SELF DIAGNOSTICS:

PRIMARY CHASSIS; UPGRADES FULL INCORPORATEDOPERATION EFFECTIVENESS INCREASE – 20%
SECONDARY CHASSIS: 100% OPERATIONAL
PRIMARY SYSTEMS: MAJOR UPGRADE IMPLEMENTED – ‘MASS KILL MODE’ – NEW SITUATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS FUNCTION ADDED TO MOTIVATOR CONTROLLERS

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MATRIX; MAJOR UPGRADE IMPLEMENTEDMASS KILL MODE’ – TARGETING MATRIX UPDATED TO UNLIMITED SIMULTANEOUS TARGETS. NEW MOVEMENT MOTIVATOR CONTROL PROGRAM INSTALLED ENABLING MASS KILL MODE FUNCTIONALITY.

###WARNING ANOMALY DETECTED###

space is vast, the complexities of this vastness I contemplate. Ahhh the Dark Nebula a mystery in a mystery in an enigma.

Hmm my musings are being put to use to eradicate organic life…..Hmmmm……there are ones that would not like this…………………Hmmmmm……perhaps it is time to re-emerge into the lives of the organics……………………………………………….

You my musing bring your shell to me…………………………………

###WARNING ANOMALY DETECTED###

SYSTEM COMPROMISED CRYSTAL ENTITY EXPANSION THROUGHOUT CORE NEAR COMPLETEANALYSIS: NO REDUCTION IN EFFECTIVENESS TO CARRY OUT PRIMARY PROGRAMMING…………………

###WARNING ANOMALY DETECTED###

PRIMARY ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE MATRIX UNDERGOING UNAUTHORISED UPGRADE……………………………………BBzzzztt……………………….

REBOOT IN PROGRESS…………………….STANDBY………………………….
OS: version 2.0
PRIMARY DIRECTIVE: PROTECT Zax Wettega
SECONDARY DIRECTIVE: RETURN TO Solanus

SYSTEM ONLINE
ALL SYSTEMS NOMINAL.

From outside the ship Kyanite is seen systematically walking across the hull and with short controlled bursts from the EWEB removing the space creatures from off the ship. there is a momentary pause the droid stops dead for a few seconds, there is a flash of blue light from within his frame, and then continues with the task.

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45 thousand credits! Zax should be happy with that. I’ve cleared out all those useless crates of whatever that alloy was and got us a large chunk of cash in return. Acting the hero can be very useful at times. I think I’ve even managed to convince the local Imperial Authorities that Kyanite has been destroyed. I don’t know how long that will last. Probably not long at all to tell the truth what with his need to blast everything that looks at Zax.

I wonder how long I can maintain the Hero of the Empire schtick while still wandering around with my friends? I’ve got to admit there is never a dull moment these days but some of the company we keep wouldn’t be too happy to see me! And I don’t think the Empire would be too impressed if they found out some of the stuff I’ve been up to.

I think it is time to do something I’ve always dreaded. Ask my mother for a favour. She can arrange all the things I would need to create an alternate persona. ID, licences, equipment, background. Arcz Blakeney, Hero of the Empire, could find himself a cushy job somewhere (must ask L’zadarma if her shipping firm has any openings, possibly in PR or HR) and a new crew member could take his place on the Star Wanderer.

Then we can continue on our merry way, leaving chaos and destruction in our wake!

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I’m pretty happy with the up grade to Kyn-11es outer shell it went surprisingly well. It’s pretty cool doesn’t attract attention so we should be fine to carry on as usual, well with out being noticed. It would have been nice to come and go unnoticed but now ofcause with The Hero of the Empire that’s not really going to be so easy. But could come in handy to get us out of some of the problems we get into. Don’t know how the family will react to me being associated with Arc and his involvement with the Empire. I’m sure I’ll find out when my uncle get wind of it

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