Star Wars ToR: To Rebuild or Destroy

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So it begins...
A long time ago, on Tatooine...

Our story begins as Tomi Farstar regains consciousness in a dingy medical office on Tatooine.  He is greeted by a friendly Bothan Doctor, Draken Krog.  Farstar finds out that until a few days ago he had been frozen in carbonite, and is now the property of Motta the Hutt following Motta's acquisition of a cargo load of items salvaged from a derelict vessel drifting the Outer Rim territories. 

Farstar spares no time in finding a way to quickly accrue credits in order to buy his freedom from Motta.  He enters that days Swoop race on a bike borrowed from Krog's friend Anders Sunderson.  Tomi managed to beat the other racers times to gain entry in the Main Event of the day, where he bested the current Swoop Champ.  Farstar managed to turn the ire of the Dug swooper Drexl into friendship using the Dug's weakness for alcohol and exotic dancers.  

After suffering some setbacks on his quest for freedom, Farstar put together a plan to use the resources at his disposal, namely the good will of a few of Mos Eisley's inhabitants whom he had charmed to further his goals.  When the next swoop event came up 3 days later he had paid off the local swoop gang and befriended the former swoop champ to almost guarantee his success in the championship race.  His new allies scraped together their credits and had the high roller amongst them place a large bet on Farstar to win the race.  When he won the championship, Motta was paid in full for the freedom of both Farstar and Draken Krog.

Thanks to his charming personality, Farstar has put together a small band of attaches who wish to travel the galaxy with him. Now he only needs a ship, and to avoid a monstrous Zabrak who was recently confirmed to have murdered a man in cold blood in order to steal the man's speeder bike and ride off deep into the Dune Sea.

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Lost In Space!
Learn the ways of the Force

Mission in Danger!

The Republic desperate to avoid another war with a rising Sith threat hire a Mercenary to infiltrate a Sith Warship to steal vital information on unknown hyperspace lanes that reach throughout the Outer Rim and into the Unknown Regions of space.

The data core is successfully extracted but not before the Sith realize the treachery and strike against the infiltrator!  A young Mandalorian finds himself gravely injured and taking heavy fire as he attempts to escape their evil clutches.  As a last ditch effort to survive, he enters hyperspace coordinates into an unstable black hole.

He crash lands on an unknown and strange planet, barely alive.  He is discovered by a Jedi Knight who had left known space at the onset of the Jedi Civil War and has been out of touch with galactic events ever since.  Time passes slowly in this pocket of space, and what seems like a month passing here is a year in real space.  

The Mandalorian Warrior known as Bredan Thek has a strong connection to the Force and decides to begin training in the ways of the Jedi under the tutelage of Jedi Knight Naati Aurelius.

After several months of training, they attempt to retrieve the wreckage of the crashed Mandalorian Kom'rk class starfighter.  Repairs take time, and resources to implement them are scarce, but the resourceful Bredan Thek manages to get the ship operational with the help of his trusty T4 utility droid.

Before they decide to leave Planet X, Naati sets Bredan on a trial to confront his Dark Side in a Force Vergence located in a gnarled tree cave deep in the planets densely forested jungle.

After meditating on his experiences in the cave, a disturbance in the force is felt by both Naati and Bredan. A wormhole has opened!  Seizing the opportunity to escape back to known space they plot a course and hyper-jump through the anomaly.  Burning himself out in the process, T4 manages to record an astrogation log of the wormhole which should allow them to travel back to Planet X as long as the wormhole remains stable.  Now back in the Outer Rim, they find themselves out of fuel, with only the planet Tatooine in range of their sublight engines.  They set course for Mos Eisley Spaceport.

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Let's Get Off This Rock!
Together at last...

Our Crew Assembles!

Tatooine!  A desolate world full of scum and villainy!

After recently becoming the Swoop Racing Champion on the Mos Eisley circuit, Tomi Farstar is desperate to leave this barren desert world.  His associate Draken Krog makes contact with Breden Thek and HK-51 'Rust' at the cantina and decides that they should pool their resources to find passage off Tatooine.  Farstar does not trust his new associates, however concedes that it will be easier to book passage as a group than as individuals.  Breden Thek poses the option to the group that if they can find work crewing a vessel that they can make money as they leave Tatooine rather than paying for transport.  Drexl the former Swoop Champ has made a new friend who can match him drink for drink in Ota Coss, a Blue skinned Rodian and the Captain of the Medium Freighter known as Eagle's Bastion.

After discussing his need to find a new crew, it works out perfectly for our party of adventurers that they will fit all the roles he needs to fully crew his vessel.  The group impresses on Coss the need to leave Tatooine as soon as possible, and he agrees that there are credits to be made in another Star System. Everyone goes about finalizing any business they had on the desert planet and have their belongings stored on the Eagle's Bastion.

As they have finished loading a badly damaged starfighter and two pristine swoop bikes into the cargo hold, Naati Aurelius feels a grave disturbance in the Force!  The menacing Zabrak Sith Lord has returned to Mos Eisley from his murderous expedition in the desert wasteland of the Dune Sea!

The crew manage to take off before the Sith Lord can engage them in what would surely have been a deadly combat.

Now safely in space and heading towards their destination Nar Shadaa, the group has time to converse and get to know one another.  There is mistrust between some of them, although all agree that working for ota-coss : Coss is sure to hold many rewards.  Breden Thek and T4K0 manage to avoid engine troubles thanks to a creative diversion of engine coolant to avoid overheating due to low grade fuel used to refuel the ship.

Having arrived on Nar Shadaa, the group decides to purchase gear on credit by Ota Coss, who will deduct the expenses from their next paychecks.  Tomi Farstar decides to charm his way into steep discounts on his gear purchases by promising to take two female merchants on dates on the same night. The first merchant the group makes purchases from is the Duros, Troni Lex, a highly skilled weaponsmith and a former lover of Ota Coss. Next the group go to see an armor vender, a Rodian by the name of Alexa Brodine.  How will Tomi balance taking both women out for drinks and dancing at the same time?  Meanwhile, the rest of the crew must determine how to go about taking on their first contract as the crew of the Eagle's Bastion.

Will the Sith menace follow them or have they managed to stay off of the radar of those who serve the Dark Side of the Force?

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Welcome to the First Round of the Swoop Racing Championship!
also a lot of drinking and debauchery...

Our journey has taken us to the cesspool of crime known as Nar Shaddaa, an industrialized moon orbiting the adopted Hutt home-world of Nal Hutta.

In preparation for the Swoop Racing Championship, Tomi Farstar and Drexyl the Dug have completed time trials on the Swoop track.

Tomi sought deals on gear he wished to acquire and two different female merchants were more than happy to give him a discount on weapons and armor in exchange for a date. Unfortunately for Farstar, they both wished to meet him at the same time and place.  After scoping out the Cantina. he realized that the corner booths were relatively private, with the exception of the other corner booth having a clear line of sight.  Tomi had Drexyl and Ota Koss claim one table where they proceeded to play pazaak with other patrons of the cantina while Farstar utilized the privacy of the booth to entertain one lady while avoiding the gaze of the other.  Farstar managed to talk Miranda, his Twilek lover, into leaving the cantina with her friends before his dates showed up.

After a successful night of debauchery, the race was on!  After an exciting run along the Nar Shaddaa track that saw many swoop bikes badly damaged, Farstar and Drexyl took 1st and 2nd place.  Ota Koss earned many credits thanks to the art of gambling.

The after party featured many interesting characters, mostly swoop racers who congratulated the victors while nursing their bruised egos.  A few of these patrons sought passage off Nar Shaddaa towards Onderon, where the next race in the Championship series will take place.  The most notable of these was Dr. Ricards, a mechanical genius, whose skill at crafting served as a neat party trick as well as earning him under the table credits.

Farstar sensed a Dark presence surrounding a beautiful human woman with long flowing blonde hair. Her name is Jynx Starkiller, the famed Bounty Hunter.  She was revealed to be the cousin of Bendak Starkiller, presumed dead with the destruction of Taris nearly 30 years ago.

Ota Coss has arranged to transport Cargo and Passengers to Onderon, and possibly its forest moon Dxun.

The party finalizes their business on Nar Shaddaa, with Rust the HK unit claiming many small bounties and Breden Thek seeking to have his family relic Vibrosword repaired.  Meanwhile, Farstar follows a lead into the parts of his past that remain shrouded in mystery even to him, and finds many revelations and a few odd trinkets.

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Tales from Farstar
The Story of Atomas Kira

 

Farstar Datalog #00005

Entry Title: Who You Are

So, Onderon's where we're haulin' this stuff…I wonder how this is gonna go. It's been so long. Not just the being frozen for thirty some years, but even before that… I haven't been there or spoken to anyone since I left chasing Revan's vision of a new world. Stupid kid shit. 

I was curious for a sec there on Tatooine, when Krog took that blood sample and ran it through the galactic database, but all that came up was exactly what should have:

Tomi Farstar

No living relatives

It would've said the same thing if he ran that identity screen years ago before the carbonite. That's cuz the Beast Riders of Onderon don't cooperate with the Republic, much less give them blood samples.

The datapad from Starkiller, or should I say Ota, made me realize that I might want to keep better track of myself and keep more detailed datalogs. I guess you never know when you'll end up frozen in space with a big ass case of amnesia. Plus, it's likely this might come up at some point on our trip there, so I decided to just get this out of my system..

Atomas Kira was a brash and handsome young boy that grew up in the big fuckin' dangerous wilderness of Onderon, just a few miles south of Iziz, just far enough that he got to see the giant ass walls and big ivory towers of the city from the viewpoint of his dumbass mountain cave where he lived with a bunch of other dirty people and the fuck ugly animals they loved. 

One night, Atomas heard the most wonderful music, laughter and singing coming from behind the city walls.

"What're they doin' Ma?", he asked his mother while narrowing his eyes and staring toward the walls.

"Iziz is having the festival tonight." she replied casually, "Many years ago, on this day, the Beast Wars ended. Your Great Uncle took his warriors and stormed Iziz with many Drexl. He finally conquered the city and brought an end to our struggles…" His mother trailed off in a soft haze of nostalgia before looking back at him with a cheery smile. "Then he married a royal whore and decided to be King and live there instead of our BeastLord and live with us." She said with a sarcastic joy.

"Can we live there?" Atomas asked, "And go to festivals, and sing and dance and meet travelers from the other worlds?"

"No, we…"

"And ride Speeders that go RRRRRRRrrrrrRRRRR..KHER!rrrRRR<wbr />RR! Oh, and ride Spaceships too! We gotta do that! And.."

Young Atomas was cut off by a sudden hard smack to the cheek. His mother's face seemed to take on a dark shadowy color before her wrinkled brow sunk back into her skin, her features softened, and her eyes became serene again.

"Sorry, Atom, but I can't have anyone from my clan, let alone my son, talk of such things…" she said in a hushed tone while cradling his beet-fuckin'-red cheek.

"I just wanted to know why we…"

"You must learn the difference between us and them." She cut him off with a slightly more stern voice. "We keep the old ways. We guard Onderon as we always have and always will. We do not bow to Other Worlds or share in their troubles. Sharing their burden is what brought the Mando-scum to our home, it's what killed your father!"

Atomas immediately screamed back at her, not crying, but with a couple drops of water that got stuck in his eyes, "Maybe if Da had a god damn LAZER CANNON on a warship instead of a shit-brained Drexl with big dumbass teeth, then…!"

"HOW DARE YOU!!!" His mother lunged at him, grabbing his throat in a choke hold with both hands, her stupid big ol' dirty nails dug into the sides of his neck. "SHUT YOUR MOUTH IGNORANT CHILD!!"

Atomas began to feel faint, the weight against his neck had quickly started to collapse his throat. His mother was no bitch to fuck with. Especially when she was angry. Just when he thought his own mother was going to kill him, his amazing angelic older sister came to the rescue. Sunni always had a habit of arriving somewhere just in time.

"Ma! Ma, he's gonna die! You're suffocating him!" She yelled that and more similar phrases at their mother while freeing Atomas from her grip.

"Tommi! Tommi are you alright!?" Sunni asked as she lifted him off his back.

Atomas stood up, breathing heavily and coughing until the color returned to his face.

"You better learn…" his mother whispered ominously before bringing a piercing dead eyed gaze up. "..If you don't, you will never be a Kira.."

Atomas couldn't muster the strength to yell, but he projected his voice as loud as he could, "I don't wanna be a Kira! I wanna be a star! The farthest star in the universe! Far far away from here!"

…Yup. He ran away that day. Got himself into Iziz. Made some friends. Had some good times. Anyway, I wish I could tell you things got easier for Atomas, but it wasn't long before the Mandos came back to reign down a fiery onslaught again. They'd been amassing their army on Dxun after the first few skirmishes. I guess they'd decided they waited long enough and decided to finally hit Onderon with full force. Atomas spent the next six years making supply runs to the front-lines on an old beat up speeder. The thing was a rusted piece of shit, but it ran. That's all Atomas needed it to do. His knowledge of the wilderness and its' short-cuts took care of the rest. He guessed growing up a Beast Rider had its perks. He was so proficient and effective in this position that he soon became a Private in the Royal Military of Onderon, and was under the direct command of General Vaklu as "First Relief Soldier of the Vanguard". It basically meant he had the same job with a nicer land speeder and fancier title, but Atomas was proud all the same.

The pride was fleeting in the face of the ongoing war, though. And the helpless depression that came with it. He thought he'd never stop seeing the bodies pile up. Six years of his home burning day by day. Even with the Republic forces bolstering their military units, the Onderon Resistance seemed to be fated to fall. Just when all seemed lost, the Revanchist came. Atomas would never forget these Jedi. Each a fierce one man army. And he would forever be changed by the presence of their leader. Revan.To say that Atomas was amazed by Revan would be an understatement. He revered everything about him. The man that was no slave to fate. He came and went as he pleased. He saved and slaughtered as he saw fit. He shaped his own destiny with no hesitations.  

When the opportunity to join Revan's empire came. Atomas jumped at the chance, with no hesitations, just like his hero. He felt like an entirely new person, with a new sense of purpose. When the Sith recruiter asked for his name, Atomas cooly replied, 

"Tomi Farstar, sir."

And just like that, Atomas Kira was dead to the world. Another ghost of the Mandalorian wars…Remember who you are. You are Tomi Farstar. You ALWAYS have a choice. The Farstar name has no chains tied to destiny or fate. The freedom of infinite paths is what makes you who you are.

Fuck fate! That's why you disobeyed orders and took off from Taris. That's why you rejected the Sith you were once so dedicated to.

You ALWAYS have a choice.

Far Star, signing off.

END LOG

 

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Enter the 36 Chambers of Death!
I'll let you try my Wu-Tyeng style

On to Onderon!

The Eagle's bastion takes flight from Nar Shaddaa, leaving Hutt space.

They travel through hyperspace taking a few stops to calculate jumps through different hyperlanes to arrive on Nar Shaddaa, stopping briefly at a Republic refueling station orbiting the Wookie home-world of Kashyyk.  There, Breden Thek and Tomi Farstar purchase a new shield array to increase their ship's defensive capabilities.

Finally arriving in the Onderon system, Ota Coss informs the crew that they are first stopping on Dxun to offload passengers and cargo.  4 of the passangers are now revealed to be Mandalorian warriors who are bringing crates of supplies back to Mandalore's military compound.  Jynx Starkiller heads to the compound as well, although her dealings are private.

Breden Thek's uncle Dyson Thek challenges him to a duel to decide who will lead their clan, and after his victory is recognized once more as the rightful leader of the Thek clan. Breden informs him that he now follows a different path, and is allied with the Jedi.

Ota Coss meets with Mandalore, and finds some Mandalorians who wish to come to Onderon to watch the Swoop Tournament that will be held in a few days time.  Dyson Thek makes a deal with Breden to send him updates on his adventures through the stars and declares that his father's blade and a relic of the Thek clan should stay with Breden as his father would have wanted. he also mentions the ruins of a temple that were recently discovered deep within the jungle, and sends Breden's second cousin Olen Thek with them as a guide.  Tomi and Breden nickname him Lando the Mando, and he accepts the nickname.

Farstar manages to lead them around a nest of vicious beasts as they approach the ruins. The climb up the cliff wall proves treacherous, and Farstar almost falls to his death, but Olen caught him utilizing his jetpack. Farstar suffered a bad head wound and blacked out for some time, although he continued to move forward as they entered the temple.  Breden decided to take video images of the carvings found on the walls as they descended into the temple.

As they approached what seemed to be a dead end, a trap door opened revealing a spiked pit trap with several skeletal remains at the bottom.  Using the force to pull items out of the pit, Breden and Tomi each acquired some loot.

As the trap closed and the way forward opened, they found what seemed to be a sort of dining hall.  The skeletal remains of dozens of people lined the walls. Thek found an ornate box being cradled by one skeleton, so he destroyed the remains to claim it. Meanwhile Farstar searched the throne-like seat at the table's head and retrieved a sack of crystals which emanate with the energies of the Force.  At this point, poisonous spider-like creatures poured into the room. Olen used his flamethrower to slay many of them and cut off their entry points while Breden finished off the rest.

They decided to explore the depths of the ruins. After descending the long staircase for almost an hour, they found themselves in what seemed to be a sacrificial chamber.  the walls were lined with stone statues bearing hideous visages on their faces and wielding giant stone swords.  Farstar noticed a glowing red pyramid shaped object on an alter and decided to claim it as his own.  As soon as he removed it from the pedestal, the statues began to move! They came alive and began to attack Tomi Farstar, wounding him greatly before he could escape. Breden cut  through a support column with a lightsaber he had found and Olen detonated a Thermal Detonator as they rushed up the stairs with the path collapsing behind them.

At this point, the Theks continued searching another chamber while Farstar exited the temple. Breden acquired a few more relics while Tomi began to focus on his holocron.

The ancient Dark Lord Kaysar appeared before Tomi, warning him of other forces which wished to use him for their own ends and accepting him as a disciple.  The holocron closed back up before the Theks exited the ruins.  With only 6 chambers explored, there are sure to be more mysteries trapped in the rubble of this temple.

After climbing down the cliff, it took our weary adventurers some time and effort to regain their bearings and find the path back to the Mandalorian compound.  Once there, Ota agreed to head back to the ship.

Tomi needed to spend the night in Medbay with Draken Krog overseeing his recovery, while Breden Thek explained to his master Naati how they had explored an ancient temple, desecrated the remains of the dead, and barely omitted the fact that a holocron was taken by Farstar.

The following day, the Eagle's Bastion took flight and landed in Iziz on Onderon.  Thek and Farstar decided to begin crafting lightsaber using the parts and cryustals now in their possession.

The next race in the Swoop Championship series will take place in 4 more days, and is sure to bring excitement to countless people across the galaxy!

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Onderon! Swoop Championship Round 2!
Get your Dxun a row

Welcome to Onderon, host of the second round of the swoop racing championship series.

The Eagle's bastion crew contains two of the favored racers of the event.  Many credits are being bet on Farstar and Drexl to take 1st and 2nd place.  Ota Coss stands to make a fortune if they can pull it off.

HK-51 Rust had personal business to take care of, ensuring the safety and security of his former master's widow and son.

HK then went Bounty Hunting, capturing several small bounties and getting a lead towards capturing or killing the leaders of a major criminal organization.

Meanwhile, Drexl prepared for the race and Ota Coss made bets and beat many cantina patrons in Pazaak and drinking contests.

Farstar continued to train in the ways of controlling the Force, with an air of mystery surrounding his methods.  Breden thek continued modifying his gear, and Farstar's swoop bike.

Ota Coss told Farstar and Thek to go help out another racer, who Ota has also placed bets on to come in 3rd place.  The two force-sensitive "heroes" found the racer being beaten to death in an alley.  They quickly dispatched the thugs using their skills with their lightsabers. They left one survivor and brought him, critically wounded, back to the ship for interrogation.

Doctor Krog saved the lives of Shax the racer, and the mysterious thug.  After finding out that HK-51 Rust was already shadowing the targets of their ire, Thek and Farstar went to help him acquire these bounties.  The found them in a barely livable hovel surrounded by junkies.  The three used stealth to get inside the den of drug-abuse, and were able to stun the bounties. They then turned them over to the authorities for the reward.  HK gave his allies a small percentage each for their assistance.

The day of the race had finally arrived!  Queen Tallia gave a rousing speech to start the spectacle, and then the race was on!  Farstar took an early lead, with Drexl and Shax vying for second place.  The first lap went around the entire walled outskirts of Iziz, and tested each racers stamina to continue.  The second lap went through the forested area closest to Iziz, and required quick reflexes to avoid potentially deadly traps.  As the racers entered the city for the final lap, Farstar had a huge lead, pushing his Swoop bike to its limits.  Drexl finished in 2nd place, and Shax in 3rd just a fraction of a second behind him.  For a long moment it appeared there would be an upset, with another racer briefly entering 2nd position, but he quickly lost control and crashed his Swoop, although he walked away seemingly without a scratch.

As the racers did a Victory Lap and waved to the crowds, a ferocious and seemingly feral Wookie let out a loud roar and opened fire on the racers!  The crowd fled from around him, and before security could contain him the Bounty Hunter Jynx Starkiller flew in and began an epic battle.  She began by hailing blaster bolts down with her dual blasters, then used her wrist-mounted flamer to ignite the stands in a circle of fire around the Wookie.  He leaped into the air to meet her, but she quickly swapped her pistols for Lightsabers and cut the Wookie's legs off.  He defiantly reached up in an attempt to continue fighting, but she blasted him and ignited what was left of his corpse until all that remained of him was ash.

Queen Tallia announces to the crowd that there is nothing to worry about now that the threat has been silenced, and calls on order out that everyone in attendance join her in a toast, with the royal house covering the expense.

The racers and their honored guests are now being escorted to the Palace for the victory ceremony and celebration.

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Thats so Bredan
Thek's Lightsabers

Historic Log 300.12.14
Orrin flask, head archivist of the new Jedi Order. 

Despite our orders' stance on violence the lightsaber has remained a strong symbol of the Jedi order. These elegant yet fearsome weapons have evolved greatly, and over the years there have been many different makes and designs; many of which have been customized to their bearer. They are a great source of defense, and at times when necessary, of offense. While the lightsaber does not make the Jedi, it is undoubtedly a big part of who we are, and while many have mastered its construction, perhaps none so thoroughly as the Jedi Master Bredan Thek.

Out of all the great Jedi Masters, none are so surrounded in mystery or controversy as Thek. On one hand Thek was no stranger to violence and aggression, often dispensing justice with a quick and efficient ease. On the other hand, Bredan Thek was the master who rebuilt our order over 200 years ago, and helped enforce peace in the Galaxy. Today I am going to briefly talk about two of Thek's lightsabers; who we have come to safe keep, and perhaps shed some light onto the complexities of this mysterious character. Over the course of his life Thek made many lightsabers, and they are, still to this day some of the most magnificent in existence. For practicality and time I will focus on the two in our possession, his first two, and how they influenced the designs and construction of all the subsequent sabers he constructed for himself and for others.


The first, and perhaps least well known was Thek's violet lightsaber. At first this saber was quite ordinary, it had the typical standard hilt design and all the various components that make it up, focusing lens, emitter, energy cell and Kyber crystals. What made it stand out however was the hilts materials. Thek a Mandalorian by birth made each piece out of Beskar (also known as Mandalorian Iron). He then further customized it, adding a personalized design and inlay, and a mighty Nishalorite stone perfectly attuned to his rough character. Although this is impressive by any means, it pails in comparison to some of the other sabers that Thek, who would eventually become known as the "Saber Smith" would create.


The next saber, known as Theks dueling saber was his first of many special lightsabers he constructed. It is hypothesized that it was with this lightsaber that he fully mastered their construction, and the construction of which led him down the path that earned him his reputation as a master craftsman. Indeed it is without a doubt that it was Thek's dueling saber which earned him his fearsome reputation as a warrior of renown and skill, but I digress. The hilt of Thek's dueling saber was similar to that of his other one, constructed of Mandalorian iron giving it a make of superior quality as well as making it immune to nearly any weapon. When properly used it was nearly invincible. In addition to the Beskar hilt Thek made several other modifications. The first, a curved hilt which greatly increased its balance and was so cleverly crafted that it was easily a whole pound lighter than it should be. Thek also extended the hilt, making it longer then a typical lightsaber so he could grip it with two hands. This gave him greater control and versatility with the blade, and a weight to the hilt which could be used to devastating effect up close.

The last and perhaps most interesting was the blades color which unlike any lightsaber before or since was a Jet black, at least that is what legend says; no one has been able to use the blade since his death. We have studied it thoroughly. I myself have spent hours examining it, both with the force and my eyes, but the secret to its activation has eluded me. The general consensus is that the blade can only be wielded by Thek himself, but I have another hypothesis. I believe that the blade is indeed locked, but only until one it deems worthy finds it. That is, I suspect he made the blade so that it would bond with its wielder, and upon their death only with those it finds suitable. It is rare to see these kinds of force bonds, but not unheard of; and it would certainly attest to Theks ingenuity if true. Alas until someone comes who is able to use it we will never be able to fully discover this blades secrets. Until then all I can do is continue to study it. 

Orrin out. 

 

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Two Parties and a Fatal Encounter
Do the Farstar Shuffle!

Onderon!  The results of the Second Round in the Swoop Racing Tournament are finalized!

After the race, the racers and their pit-crews are invited to a private party hosted by Queen Talia at the royal palace.  The event is pretty uneventful, until Tomi Farstar starts getting everyone to dance along to the Eagle's Shuffle, which is immediately called the Farstar Shuffle.  The after-party moved on to the Cantina.

Breden Thek met another Jedi, and introduced him to Naati who then began sharing his plans for rebuilding the Jedi Temple on Dantooine.

The next day, Thek and Farstar decided to go shopping for gear.  This ttok a turn for the worse when a shopkeep who had lost a lot of credits betting against Farstar called in a tip to the local gangers.  Thek and Farstar were ambushed on the streets, and much to their horror saw Darth Kujo rush through the crowd to attack them.  Farstar hotwired a speeder to try and get away, but the overwhelming number of blasts coming his way saw the bike destroyed as he lay there unconscious.  Thek raised his lightsaber to face Kujo, and quickly learned a lesson in Terror.  Kujo made his escape as the Royal Onderon Military Police crushed the gangers and came to the aid of Thek and Farstar.  The two men needed to spend about 2 days recovering on the ship with the expert aid of Draken Krog.

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