After the gala, Swayze, Varan and Siol make a hasty retreat back to the lower levels of Paradise station, while Muderbot and Engine Weasel go to deal with the banking bot. Donning black garb and masks, they make their way to the utility tunnels, previously scouted by cambot, and begin their ascent. For this leg of the mission, they are well prepared; Their camera droid alerts them of incoming hazards, and they have already discovered the nesting locations of the native rawwks. Hoping to create a distraction elsewhere on the station, they drive some of the creatures from their homes with stun rods, and out into one of the side passages, though they are careful not to provoke those that seem to be nesting.
Reaching the top of the garbage chute, they enter the maintenance room of the museum. There they wait, until they’re certain of the position of the guards… or at least, that was the plan. Before they ascertain the position of the guards, they hear the cleaning droid making it’s way back. So an ambush is set. As soon as the droid enters the back room, the doctor lifts the small droid with the force and dumps it down the garbage chute. The sound, however, alerts the near by security droids doing their rounds, and they come to investigate. Another ambush is set, and the door is quickly closed behind the droids as they enter, and are quickly dispatched by blaster fire. Down the chute they go. But it turns out, the lead of the security team on site hears the muffled blaster fire, and comes to investigate. Hoping that the guards would overlook the room if it was sealed shut, Doc Windham holds the door closed with the force. Sadly, finding the door sealed, but security guard calls in the irregularity, and requests backup. Things go down hill fast. Swayze kicks the door open, and stuns the lead guard, while the doctor jumps past, and amazingly, takes down two guards with one punch, and destroying the blaster of the third. The last guard surrenders, but when he’s unable to call off the reinforcements (not being the ranking officer on site), the doctor knocks him out with a pressure point.
Siol heads to the front to disable the security cameras, while Swayze and Varan head to the room with their prize. Swayze finds the security system to be beyond his skill however, and they have Siol come back to deal with it next. That doesn’t go so well though, as Siol first trips the security, causing a lockdown, and then gets a nasty shock when taking down the electro-railings. With the rest of the team locked in the crystal room, Doc attempts to disable the security, and lifts the lockdown on pure talent. Taking only the gem, the four of them quickly vacate the premises only minutes before security arrives, and quickly descends to the lower levels.
While the party manages to avoid search teams for the moment, they’re interrupted by a strange old woman that they all recognize from the gala earlier. She demands the jewel from them, and though they all resist, they all feel the power of the force pulling at their minds. Seeing her trick failing her, the woman pulled a flickering red lightsaber from her sleeve and attacked. Swayze gets off the first shot, but she deflects the blast with her saber, and lifts Siol and Varan from the ground in a constructing grip. The doctor resists, and swings for the fallen jedi. Not realizing what she’s dealing with, she attempts to block Doc’s fist with her blade… only to have it fizzle out on contact with the cortosis gauntlets. The battle rages on, with party landing some good hits on the surprisingly resistant old woman, before she gets her lightsaber reignited. Swayze is hit by a force propelled boiler from above. Varan by multiple dumpsters, which downs the grievously wounds the pilot. Eventually, the fallen jedi pulls down the signage scaffolding, in attempt to escape. However, Varan, who is back amoung the conscious due to Doc’s intervention carefully lines up a shot that fatally strikes the woman in the heart, despite all of the debris in the way. In a last moment of defiance, the fallen jedi cuts open one of the maintenance shafts, and throws herself to her doom.
XP: +20 (370)