Three Weeks after the Valkyrie 5 Crew moved into the Abandoned Chemical Factory referred to as “the Base TM”, the party had done a lot to set up there new home. M3D-1 had used his funds to purchase a new Chemistry workstation to begin creation of medical supplies for the group. Lotus sought answers regarding the strange mask she had acquired, and the unusual compulsion it created within her. Meanwhile Kanto kitted out the base with new furnishings and got to know there new hire, Aryana Maverick. Kanto also sold the Imperial Shuttle they had acquired from Aryana to Reom, who had promptly removed the tracker and Identifier devices attached to the shuttle.
Word had begun to spread around about Lotus and her bounty work. so much so that her reputation for dealing with the Empire had grown among the underprivileged. The Black Lotus was always watching for signs of the empire on Nar Shaddaa the whispers would say.
M3D-1 was the first to be approached by a sympathiser of the Black Lotus, a man named Abel Carson, looking to higher the black lotus for a job. M3D-1 took the mans details and after returning to inform the others of the request, Kanto contacted Abel on the “Black Lotus’” behalf. Carson told them of the job he wanted them to do, kidnapping the daughter of an Imperial Director of Operations, one Elayne Gestahl. Carson promised to provide them with all the wealth he could muster, as well as maps and routes through the engineering section of the Cloud Facility on Meridun and a code cylinder to get through the doors. Elayne was Warden of the Cloud Facilities engineering corp and had only a handful of Stormtroopers at her command, so by all appearances it looked like the job would be straightforward.
After picking up Abel’s information, Kanto explained to Aryana about the job. She was apprehensive at first, but after learning the job would get them money and as she had more or less signed on to work for them, Aryana came up with a way to at least get in the front door.
Upon arriving at Meridun, Aryana tried to inform the Cloud Facility of there arrival and to negotiate a landing, but when there was no response or activity from the facility, the group were a little suspicious of why they were sent here. Suspicions were further raised when they attempted to gain entry via one of the Maintenance tunnels, which unexpectedly opened of its own free will. Aryana waited with the Valkyrie 5 while the rest of the party entered the facility, wherein they found all manner of sinister and creepy goings on. they wandered the tunnels, coming across horrible scenes of gruesome murders and strange sounds that tormented them. They reached the wardens office and learned Elayne was in fact a Rebel Sympathiser, and shortly after came face to face with the reason for all the strange events and the Facilities lockdown status, A force spirit hell bent on slaughtering the people in the facility. The party managed to thwart her before she got them, but that still meant they had to find Elayne, and not everyone was sure that they could truly kill a ghost.
The Group chased some life signals with there handscanners, hoping the tunnels would lead them to Elayne, what they did lead them to was a cult that worshipped “The Lady”, and were torturing those who did not hear her words. A Firefight ensued and the Cultists were defeated, and the survivors rescued. The party found a code cylinder on the body of the cult leader, a former Scientist, that would help them get into the upper levels of the facility, and after learning from one of the surviving Stormtroopers that Elayne retreated to the upper levels, the group returned to the turbo lifts.
The Facility above was in the process of being overturned as Troopers loyal to the cult scoured the facility for survivors who did not worship the spirit. after resting in an office and a few near misses with patrols the party headed for Gestahls office, after learning from security logs that someone matching Elaynes description had been sighted there. Breaking into the Directors Office, they located Elayne and learned that they were trapped until the spirit had murdered both her and Lotus, who had slight similarities to the people that defeated her long ago. Elayne explained that the events transpiring now are being caused by a forest strong in the dark side of the force, contained in the dome connected to the facility. Inside, the party found a self contained eco system, stormy weather and pylons that prevented the lightening striking people in the dome. after fighting there way through more cultists, Lotus had a vision of the Sith Lord haunting the forest, offering her promises of power. however after learning Lotus was not the champion she wanted representing her, demanded she leave or be killed.
Despite her warnings, Lotus and the others pressed on into the forest, coming up to a group of stormtroopers encircling the path up ahead, along with Director Gestahl. Elayne tried to appeal to him to stand down, but after a brief discussion he opened fire at the demand of the force ghost. A firefight ensued, elayne chasing her father further into the forest as the others dealt with the stormtrooper cultists.
As M3D-1 tended to the injuries Lotus had taken, Kanto hurried off down the path to find Elayne and her Father. He came across them in the midst of a heated exchange, her father defeated before her. As it was revealed her father was responsible for her mother’s death, Kanto persuaded Elayne to be the better person and stopped her killing her father. The moment of relief was shattered however when the Force Spirit returned, more powerful than ever and struck Kanto with her lightening. The others had caught up by this point, Lotus noticing the odd pedestal that held an unusual mask. she recalled it wasn’t in her previous vision and without hesitation ignited her lightsaber into it, causing the horrific mask to burn.
The Spirit shrieked in agony as the Mask was destroyed, and suddenly the surrounding Storm dissipated. The Lockdown was lifted and suddenly the comlinks of the party burst into life as Aryana tried to contact them. With the spirits influence gone, it wouldn’t be long before the Imperial forces rallied and began to search the facility for the remaining influences. The party with Elayne hurried to the Valkyrie 5, which Aryana had blasted her way into the dome to land in the corrupted forest. With the four of them safely aboard, they returned to Nar Shaddaa, Where Elayne thanked them for there efforts and they went there separate ways…