Chapter 5: Confusion Now Hath Made His Masterpiece.   Posted by The GM.Group: 0
Irulan Vendalion
 NPC, 43 posts
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 16:17
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"Illum..." Irulan repeated.

She turned to Kami'atra. "Kam... do you think you might be able to meditate and seek a vision? In the past, that has sometimes given us some insight when we've most needed it."
Kami'atra
 player, 31 posts
 Miraluka
 Force Mystic
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 16:40
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Releasing his breath inaudibly, Kami'atra uncrossed his arms and firmly clasped Kibur's shoulder before turning toward Irulan. With an all too familiarly knowing nod and a grin, he took her hand in his and while they locked vision momentarily, Irulan would have felt a deep sense of calm awash her worried form as if to remind her how fortunate she was to have her loving husband throughout this ordeal and that there was no doubt about rescuing their children from the evil that had abducted them. . .

"Good - we have our heading. . . I will continue to seek the will of the Force, but for now this bearing feels right. . ."

Taking up the rugged tome that was everpresently bound to him, he held it tightly in his double-handed grip as he left the bridge. It had been such a long time since he and Dr. Hoole had ventured that far toward the Unknown Regions - it seemed like an eternity had passed since the relative tranquility of that prewar era. . . It would take time to reach Illum from here and there was great preparations to make before they arrived - more spiritual and psychoemotional than the tangible equipping of this crew's routine endeavors.

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The GM
 GM, 41 posts
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 19:07
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The ship swirled through the blue clouds of hyperspace, making its way across the galaxy...
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 56 posts
Fri 3 Feb 2017
at 19:10
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Kibur stood in the engine room, looking over the large and, admittedly, more complicated regulators and manifolds. He felt like he needed to tinker, to take his mind off of things, but didn't know where to start.

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Lt. Alan Page
 player, 25 posts
Tue 21 Feb 2017
at 18:24
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Alan walked in with a pair of training sabers, and tossed one to Kibur.

"Tinkering with a new bucket of bolts may not be your best choice right now," Alan said as he spun his saber around into position. "How about you bring your sloppy jedi skills to task against this old bucket o' bolts?"
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 57 posts
Wed 22 Feb 2017
at 14:40
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Kibur shrugged, pulling off his jacket. He dropped the hydrospanner he held and shifted his stance. The lightsaber ignited in his hand as he shifted into the neutral stance of Ataru.
Lt. Alan Page
 player, 26 posts
Wed 22 Feb 2017
at 16:41
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Right as Kibur ignited the training weapon, Alan advanced hoping to catch his friend off guard with aggressive unorthodox attacks and only holding back just enough.

"I know you've never been that great with a lightsaber, but are you seriously this rusty?" Alan said, as the two locked up.

"Holding back isn't gonna get you anywhere in this contest."
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 58 posts
Thu 23 Feb 2017
at 04:07
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Kibur sneered and lashed out, shoving his hand into a Force Throw, shoving Alan back into a crate. He lunged forward, slashing with his lightsaber but catching Alan's blade.
"How's this for holding back?" he asked, straining.
Lt. Alan Page
 player, 27 posts
Fri 24 Feb 2017
at 03:28
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Alan slumped against the saber lock. Wrenching his jarred strength against Kibur's.

"Much better..." Alan said, then broke the lock and ducked a pair of aggressive  slashes.
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 59 posts
Fri 24 Feb 2017
at 14:49
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"This..." Kibur growled as he swung aggressively, "...is all my fault." He slashed high, then low, then high again. "If I hadn't rebuilt the Dawn, the Empire never would have found us."

He ducked and rolled under a slash from Alan.
Lt. Alan Page
 player, 28 posts
Mon 27 Feb 2017
at 21:59
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Alan recovered quickly matching Kibur's movements struck the saber 3 times in succession knocking it out of his hand.

"No..." Alan dropped his own saber to the deck and grabbed Kibur by the collar and continued,

"Defending your family and your crew, building a ship, your ship was the right thing to do." Page tightened his grip on his friends collar

"Kibur, it was only a matter of time before they'd find you. Something dark inside the Empire or the force would have found you and the kids." Letting go, Alan stepped back, trying to hold back his own emotion.

"You gotta let your guilt go pirate. Get back in this game. We all need you, the kids need you."
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 60 posts
Tue 28 Feb 2017
at 02:01
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Kibur's demeanor changed, a look of confusion on his face. Alan realized Kibur was not looking at him, but over his shoulder.

"What's that?" he asked. Stepping past Alan, he looked back toward a line of piping and wiring. Deep in the bowels of the mess of circuitry, he made out a flashing light.

"How did the Rebellion get a hold of this Imperial ship?" he asked.
The GM
 GM, 42 posts
Tue 28 Feb 2017
at 02:01
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The flashing light's speed increased until it went solid.
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 61 posts
Tue 28 Feb 2017
at 02:02
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"GET BACK!" Kibur shouted, grabbing Alan and throwing them both back through the doorway as an explosion ripped through the engine room.
Kami'atra
 player, 32 posts
 Miraluka
 Force Mystic
Tue 28 Feb 2017
at 02:20
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Shaken from his deep meditation by the immense blast that tore at the plexiform core of this vessel, Kami'atra rose from the frigid durasteel flooring with his tome closing with a thunderous clap. Without hesitation or forethought, he raced quickly to the engine room to ascertain the circumstantial terror.
The GM
 GM, 43 posts
Tue 28 Feb 2017
at 02:35
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Fire tore through the engine room. The ship rumbled as it shuddered through the miasma of hyperspace.
Irulan Vendalion
 NPC, 45 posts
Tue 28 Feb 2017
at 02:45
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Kibur...

Irulan sped from the bridge, racing in the direction of the engine room. As she neared it, she coughed in the smoke.

"Kibur! Alan!" she shouted, stumbling forward through the debris and heat.
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 62 posts
Tue 28 Feb 2017
at 15:32
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Kibur stumbled out of the smoke. "We have to get that fire out or this entire ship is going to go!" he shouted.
Lt. Alan Page
 player, 29 posts
Thu 2 Mar 2017
at 19:08
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Alan picked himself up, still with ringing in his ears, he'd heard Kibur say "fires..." Page opened the panel in the hallway and retrieved a pair of extinguishers. Tossed one to Kibur and layed the room with the fire retardant.

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The GM
 GM, 44 posts
Tue 14 Mar 2017
at 06:37
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The fire burned too hot, too brightly. The extinguishers drained, causing barely a dent in the inferno.
Kami'atra
 player, 33 posts
 Miraluka
 Force Mystic
Fri 31 Mar 2017
at 10:05
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Rounding the final corner of the corridor leading to the engine room, Kami'atra followed the stench of electrical fire and exhausted retardants. His vision filled with the utter illumination of fervent flame silhouetting his friends and family.

The entire scene seemed to slow as his mind cleared of any thought other than swift salvation. Despite the dire nature of the circumstances, an observant individual would notice a sudden aridity to the atmosphere that surrounded them within the chamber. Nearly all of the ambient humidity became focused around the building inferno as Kami'atra voicelessly enacted an ancient recitation under his breath.

Stretching forth his hands toward the fiery licks, he encased the summoned moisture within an unseen barrier around the expanding explosion. It was anything but a quick solution given the size of the fire, but as the inferno consumed the encapsulated oxygen and slowly quenched by the atomized water, it crackled and hissed itself into smoldering char upon the durasteel inner hull.

Shaking his hands of the energetic strain that he incurred, Kami'atra turned to the Kibur and Alan with an exasperated sigh. . . "What did you two do?"

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Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 63 posts
Sat 1 Apr 2017
at 02:40
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"The Empire..." Kibur shouted as he rushed past Kami'atra toward the bridge. "They sabotaged the ship!" He arrived at the command station to find them in complete disarray. The hyperspace maps were fritzing out. The explosion locked the hyperdrive in place. They were hurtling through this plane with no way of knowing where they were going.

As the others joined him on the bridge, he gave the grim pronouncement. "We can't drop out of hyperspace. It's going to require days of work to repair to even allow us to return to realspace. If we try to now, our ship would be ripped apart."
Lt. Alan Page
 player, 30 posts
Tue 30 May 2017
at 19:41
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"Well, let's get to it!" Alan clapped his hands together and said sarcastically.
The GM
 GM, 45 posts
Thu 19 Apr 2018
at 21:34
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Hours turned into days. Lost in hyperspace, they ventured further and further into the unknown...
Kibur Vendalion
 GM, 64 posts
Thu 19 Apr 2018
at 21:38
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"That should do it," Kibur said, dropping a panel back into place. He handed the macrofuser to Alan and lifted his visor. The repairs were complete. It felt like it had been a long time.