Chapter 4: Red Blades

After Order 66, few Jedi dare to venture outside the shadows—rumors of the dark and terrible Darth Vader haunting even their waking moments. Yet, some Jedi find this life of fear unbearable. The Empire is always watching, and Vader himself is eager to confront any Jedi that might bring him closer to the whereabouts of his betrayer, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
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Chapter 4: Red Blades

Post by Muskrat » Fri Jul 16, 2021 8:47 pm

Shoshannah gulps but says nothing for the moment. They need to get back to the ship now--and probably take off as rapidly as possible. She can show the message to the others when they are in relative safety and can take the time to think clearly about next steps. She slips the datapad away in the folds of her robe. Despite all this, her stomach is churning with fear to the point where she almost feels sick. She falls back on her Jedi training to take meditative breaths that will keep her calm and focused.

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Re: Chapter 4: Red Blades

Post by Othniel » Mon Jul 19, 2021 2:53 am

"We're leaving now," Janos states. This time it isn't a suggestion.
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"I wonder if we shouldn't take her with us," Janos suggests, scooping up the fallen lightsabers. He had no intention on using the blades (save perhaps for parts) but they were better off not in enemy hands.

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Re: Chapter 4: Red Blades

Post by Shurijo » Mon Jul 19, 2021 12:35 pm

As Janos firmly states it's time for them to depart, the group feels another cold chill. From their position, they see another dark armored individual walking down the hallway towards their room. The gaunt humanoid male has gray, furrowed skin, sunken eyes, and red marks or tattoos upon his face. Jedi Shoshannah recognizes the man as a member of the Pau'an species, also called the "Ancients," due to their multi-centuries long lifespans.

The facility's doors where they entered are to the left, but requires entering the hallway and reveling themselves to this new individual.

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- Long distance away from the Grand Inquisitor
- Medium distance away from exit/doors (short to hallway, short from hallway to door)

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As the figure walks down the hallway towards their position, his red double bladed lightsaber ignites. This sign of aggression might lead a few to suspect their location is compromised.

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Re: Chapter 4: Red Blades

Post by Muskrat » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:12 pm

Would my Force power that can give concealment to all characters within Short range work while we're moving?

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Post by Shurijo » Mon Jul 19, 2021 5:20 pm

Yes. You would need to get 2 Force die pips (lightside or darkside). 1 for Alter Basic, then 1 for Control. If you get 2 pips, then you can give all characters within short range of you concealment.

The catch is that it only lasts for 1 round. You'd need to buy the Duration item in order to commit Force die to maintain it. You can do this round after round, but it requires a roll each round.

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Re: Chapter 4: Red Blades

Post by Muskrat » Tue Jul 20, 2021 5:12 pm

Shoshannah whispers to the others, "I might be able to conceal us using the Force--even if I do succeed, it probably won't last long, but it might buy us some time." She looks down at the gagged and bound body of the Inquisitor. "Maybe we could use her as a distraction somehow?"

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Post by Shurijo » Thu Jul 22, 2021 12:51 pm

Shoshannah = 3 adv
Uri = 2 success 1 adv
Janos = 1 success 2 adv
Granite 1 success 1 adv

Grand Inqui = 4 success

init order = Grand Inquist, Jedi

Fear Check rpp
Shoshannah = ggg rpp = 1 threat = cancel
Uri = yy rpp = 2 failure 1 adv = +2 setbacks
Janos = yyg rpp = 2 success 1 triumph = no fear checks until end of encounter
Granite = yyg rpp = 2 failure 3 adv = +2 setbacks

Round 1: **Grand Inquisitor**, Jedi

inc = talk
man = move
act = move
The dark armored figure continues methodically walking down the hallway with his red double bladed lightsaber ignited. "Surrender Jedi, and your potential will not be wasted. There is no escape from the Emperor. Join us and I will teach you the abilities your masters never taught. You are the last of the Jedi, do not die in vain."

Round 1: Grand Inquisitor, **Jedi**

Since Muskrat already posted Shoshannah's action, I'm going to roll for her now

With the fearsome red bladed warrior approaching the group, Shoshannah calls upon the Force hoping to conceal her allies.

Force = ff
result = 1 light side 1 dark side

To conceal everyone, you need to get 2 Force die pips (lightside or darkside). 1 for Alter Basic, then 1 for Control. If you get 2 pips, then you can give all characters within short range of you concealment - for 1 round.
Distances
- Medium distance away from the Grand Inquisitor
- Medium distance away from exit/doors (short to hallway, short from hallway to door)

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Uri - 7 wounds, 2 setbacks until end of encounter
Granite - 4 strain, 2 setbacks until end of encounter
Janos - 3 strain
Shoshannah -

Red Blade Sister - unconscious
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Re: Chapter 4: Red Blades

Post by Muskrat » Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:52 pm

Shoshannah feels the Dark Side of the Force tugging at her. Normally, she would reject it--but the fear of the Grand Inquisitor pushes her to draw on the Dark Side. She cloaks everyone in invisibility. She doesn't know how long it will last but it should at least buy them some time to escape. She silently gestures to the others to move towards their route to escape.
I'll use the both pips to conceal us.

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Re: Chapter 4: Red Blades

Post by Shurijo » Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:40 pm

Concealment is a situation that occurs when a character is hard to spot because of environmental effects such as darkness. smoke, tall grass. or mist. Concealment imposes penalties on ranged attacks and sight based skill checks such as many Perception checks. Conversely, it can provide bonuses for checks on other skills. such as Stealth.

Just remember, this isn't "invisibility" . This is environment based concealment. So something like smoke or fog could work or darkness, etc.

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Re: Chapter 4: Red Blades

Post by RorytheRomulan » Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:23 am

Terror nests within his mind as Uri remembers Lucky's warning. What plan did the Sith have for him? Frozen, he turns to the masked guardian, Granite, who looks the peak of stoic calm from the outside, and anchors to his presence.

"What do we do?"

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