Aggressive Negotiations

Session 1: Meeting on Coruscant

Our heroes started the day on Coruscant for various reasons. Rumors had spread about how the Jed hadi hastily left the planet on a private mission but most residents and visitors of the planet were busy with their daily lives.

Alric Gunn was one such individual. Though the excitement was building he was suspicious of the Jedi and did not seem particularly interested in their behavior as he began his shift at the Coruscant Security Force building. He saw something suspicious on the screen and asked for his colleague, Cal to cover for him while he went to investigate. At first he saw nothing but after a thorough search he found and captured an unidentified creature which he promptly secured in a force cage behind the front desk.

While occupied with dealing with the creature Alric unknowingly received notice from his supervisor, Drentain Orprin, ordering Alric to protect and escort the powerful Togrutan ambassador, Ri-Tan and his daughter Chi-Ti on an important visit to Senator Bail Organa. Before they departed, Ri-Tan identified the strange creature as a Kowakian monkey-lizard. On this discovery the ambassador revealed the unsettling feeling he had regarding the mission, putting both his daughter and Alric on guard.

Elsewhere, a pilot and adventurer by the name of Neros Valhoun arrived to meet with his uncle, Jedi Master Ralios Sanerre. Master Ralios had been asked to meet with Senator Organa to ensure that his meeting with ambassador Ri-Tan went well. Neros, having been proven to be an excellent spy for the Jedi Council before was called again to aid his uncle, who felt uneasy about the prospect of the mission’s failure. Together they met with a young Padawan by the name of Ker-Maktro who through his master Ki-Adi Mundi had an important holodisk to deliver to Ralios as well as being temporarily entrusted under Ralios and was to accompany him on the mission.

The parties met without any issues though when they arrived at Senator Organa’s office he was nowhere to be found. The man who was left in charge in his place, Belif Noron, seemed confused about their arrival and when Alric and Neros searched the room they found remnants of what appeared to be spy equipment and an attempt to splice the security system. Master Ralios and Ker-Maktro left with Belif to search the holo archives to try to figure out the true location of Senator Organa’s messages while Alric with Neros’ help returned the ambassador and Chi-Ti to the Security Force building.

Back at the building the group found yet another mystery to solve. The Kowakian monkey-lizard had managed to escape even with Cal at his desk only a few meters away. Neros was also able to explain that the Kowakian monkey-lizard was mostly used as a spy. It became quickly apparent that the building’s security system had been compromised. Meanwhile Master Neros relayed the bad news that the messages from the Senator seemed fabricated by an unknown source.

Feeling that the safest place for the ambassador would be the Jedi Temple itself, the parties reconvened there, where Neros searched the Jedi Archives while Ker-Maktro spoke to Jedi Master Tsui Choi.

The supposed correspondence from Senator Organa had in fact come from an outer rim planet called Naalol. While unsure of the course of action he should take, Alric received a message from Drentain telling him to investigate the planet while the ambassador was escorted away by eight security force leaders. The party left Coruscant on a Jedi-issued ship containing four clone soldiers.

On Naalol Master Ralios tracked down the signal to what appeared to be empty space. Ker-Maktro proceeded rather hastily and drew gunfire, thus revealing that there was indeed a hidden building under a cloaking device. Pinpointing the source of the device Alric deactivated it and the group made their way inside, where they found compromised equipment as well as murdered bodies of Muuns, one of them caged but still alive. The Jedi seemed unsettled as they realized that the marks on the computers and dead seemed similar to that of a lightsaber. After finding a holodisk and a splicer the group promptly returned to Coruscant. On their way they decoded the messages and realized that whoever was sabotaging the Senator’s messages was in turn being sabotaged themselves.

Once on Coruscant the party was horrified to discover that the ambassador had been kidnapped; the accompanying eight soldiers having died while defending him. The party was at a loss at what to do, but they knew one thing for certain: the ambassador had to be rescued…

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