Star Wars: Edge of the Empire

Episode I: Things never go as planned...
Callia's journal

To say today was not one of my finest hours would be an understatement. I suppose, though, when you are being chased by Gammorean guards after you were supposed to steal something from a Hutt because you’ve been blackmailed by an Admiral in the Imperial Army, you are already not having a good day.

It’s been a while since I’ve found myself in a situation like this. I’m a bit rusty and attacked with no real forethought. Those poor Gammoreans never saw it coming and I’m sure my three new companions were taken back as well. My old Master would be disgusted with me, I’m sure. Master Alesca, I’m sorry. I gave up that life a long time ago, I know that disappointed you to begin with. I cannot let this affect me anymore.

I can say these things all I like, but it didn’t stop the immense overwhelming guilt and the heavy feeling of so many lives lost later on.

My new companions and I set off after the slaughter to find a way off the planet. Zet and Santos were rather up-front with their intention of not letting us know why they were here beyond meeting with Teemo as well. Ingrid, on the other hand, was much too shifty and shady. She looks to be from the Core Worlds, much like me. It’s a reason for concern but until I see her officially run to an Imperial, I will just have to be cautious.

Zet very convincingly talked a dealer into letting us pick up a part for a Trandoshan waiting on his new hyperdrive, plus a few other things. Next we managed to talk the Imperials into unlocking his ship to prepare for launch. Of course, that is when the Admiral decided to pass along a message. Yes yes, I’m doing my best to get your shit done.

Leaving Tatoonie may not have been the smartest way to accomplish that. That’s a thought for later. Perhaps I may not even finish it. I haven’t decided quite yet what my next course of action should be.

Of course, then we had to deal with the Trandoshan. Talking our way onto the ship was easy enough. Convincing him I was a mechanic there to install the part a touch harder. Things seemed to be going smoothly until I may have banged around a bit too hard. I know how to put a hyperdrive together, I did it for years when I was still an Apprentice. Unfortunately, like everything else, I am extremely out of practice. It was at that point that he asked a vital question and Santos decided to give our whole plot away. The moron damn near got himself killed, as well. But…Zet and I managed to take him out, Ingrid managed to hide successfully and Santos managed to pilot us through a fleet of attacking Imperials. One slaver in the galaxy is gone. Too bad there are still more than I can imagine left out there.

We found three individuals in stasis in Bacta tanks. The Trandoshan’s catches, I suppose. It’s been a long time since I’ve reached out with the Force. I wasn’t able to sense much from them. I did manage to convince Ingrid to remove them from the tanks, though the young human girl did not survive. Now we have a frightened Bothan and an angry Togruta on board with us. We are on our way to Bespin, though, to drop them off. Hopefully they can find their way from there and recover from whatever led to them being enslaved.

For now, I am going to meditate. The actions of today are weighing heavily upon me and I need to do something I haven’t done properly in a very long time.

Episode I: My new toy has a reptile problem
Santos' Journal

I really don’t see why everyone’s all up at arms with me. I mean, nobody died! Ok, a few people died.

Ok, so it probably wasn’t the best idea to avoid Teemo the Hutt, but Zetnu’ri and I didn’t really want to be talked down to by yet another Hutt. I was hoping to see more of Mos Shuuta, but what I saw while we were being chased into that cantina was enough to convince me that I have no intention of ever going back.

A pair of humans were also avoiding Teemo for whatever reason, so the four of us fanned out and found hiding spots. One of the humans managed to hid in the closet and make the door disappear. Nice trick, but how was she expecting to get out from there? So, I ducked into one of the poorly lit booths, and of course did flawless job of blending in, aside from my eyes. And yeah, that bothers me! We’re in a room full of Zabraks, Toydarians and Devorians, but somehow I’m the sketchy one. That just isn’t right.

I don’t think we really intended to kill all those Gamorreans that attacked me, but that one human, Callia, was cutting through them like she needed to feel their blood on her skin. At any rate, the end result was that we needed to leave the planet fast.

We managed to learn of a YT-1300 that was waiting for a replacement thingy, and arranged to be the ones to bring the thingy to the ship. Ingrid decided to come out of the closet and join us, and since she missed all the fun with the Gamorreans, she volunteered to carry the replacement part. Maybe she was told to, that part’s a bit fuzzy now. On our way to the hangar two groups of stormtroopers try to start something with us. Zet drops a stun grenade in the middle of one group, because that’s what Zet does. With that group taking a nap we easily get past the other one, and make it on to the ship.

Callia impersonated a mechanic (I’ve never met a mechanic that could kill with such vigor) and started installing the part in the ship while then-owner, a Trandoshan named Trex watched suspiciously.

Clearly Callia didn’t convince Trex, as he demanded to know who we were. So, I told him we were going to steal his ship. I expected Trex to be less than thrilled at that prospect, but Zet’s anger was a surprise. Maybe I misinterpreted the plan.

It all worked out in the end. We got the ship, and after a short dance with a few Tie fighters, set course for adventure. Trex, unfortunately, didn’t survive. He also lost an arm, which I think Callia is using as a body pillow.

So really, only a handful of Gamorreans and a Trandoshan died. Oh, and that young girl in the bacta tank. But I had nothing to do with that.

Episode I: This is why Santos isn't allowed to talk to anyone
Zet's journal

We’re so lucky things didn’t go worse than they did on Tatooine.

Honestly, it’s not even that scary, dealing with the Hutts, so when they dragged Santos and I all the way out to that backwater planet I wasn’t that worried about it, but I guess Teemo has nooo sense of humour. That’s how the two of us found ourselves ducking into a cantina with two random humans I’ve never laid eyes on in my life, one of whom immediately made herself useful by locking herself in a closet…

Which is in turn how Ingrid ended up our official hyperspace whatsicallit carrier as we headed out to steal ourselves a ride off the planet. We can deal with the Hutts later, if they don’t deal with us first. After this Callia woman cut up a bunch of Gamorreans, the bartender at the cantina told us where to find a ship, and where to find the part the ship needed; it was quick work to swindle the old guy at the junk shop into giving us the part but a little harder to convince the woman at the spaceport control to open the docking clamps.

Callia got some kind of weird message from an admiral which makes me really nervous about travelling around with her — like we need two big targets painted on our heads. But we don’t know each other well enough that I can convince her to tell me what it was all about, even now that we’re safe. So I don’t know if that had anything to do with the squad of Stormtroopers we ran into right outside, but my brilliant stun grenade plan took care of them before they could lay a hand or blast a hole in any of us.

What I’m trying to say is, all things considered, it was going real smoothly. We (I!!!) talked our way onto the slaver‘s ship, Callia was installing the part, we were watching for our moment, and then suddenly the guy got nervous and asked us what we were really doing there. Santos had been soooo well-behaved all day, but I swear he just blurted out, "We’re here to kill you and take your ship." He’s lucky that blaster shot didn’t kill him because we don’t have a single other pilot which is the same reason I didn’t smother him in his sleep I would never do that and he did manage to get us into the air and away from the Imperial ships that tried to chase us. And no one’s going to miss a slaver.

We found three people in bacta tanks and we were maybe a little hasty letting them out, but I felt awful seeing them there. Ingrid accidentally killed the girl in one of them. But we saved the Bothan and the Togruta, and we’re going to drop them off on Bespin as they requested. So that’s something good that came out of all this.