Sending Tryce off with Caduceus Galactic to work through some of his arachnid problems, the group decides to look into the death of Auron Voss . Once on Wayland they decide to see if they can turn up any clues at Auron’s apartment. Noticing the door already open the group goes in with caution. Seeing two strangely armor clad individuals already ransacking the apartment Kassatiebbel shouts, “New Republic Security, Freeze!” Not waiting for the strangers to comply or resist, VLTD 8 immediately opens fire on them only to have his blaster shot deflected by a lightsaber.
Then ensuing fight leaves V8 with his head lopped off and half of the group unconcious from telekinetic boots to the head. The larger fully armored of the two takes a special interest in Freya Odanadi and absconds with her to the rooftop for a few words. Seeming to know Freya he hands over Auron Voss’ personal datapad after briefly chastising her over the way her friends greeted him. After assuring her they were not the ones to kill Auron he and his companion leave the group battered, bruised, and literally broken.
Of particular interest in the datapad was Voss’ final entry before his death.
”. Speaking with the Masters, I know it is not my own immanent demise that has caused the limitations of my visions. It is difficult to pinpoint, but for some reason it appears that in roughly one year there will be a disruption in the Force greater than any our galaxy has ever faced. I fear even the destruction of Aldaraan will pale in comparison for what is to come. An unspeakable evil born of the Dark Side. But why can I not see it clearly? Four planets, the dark side flowing from them, into nothingness? The Force carries me to the place where they meet, but when I get there….
I do not understand this vision, but it frightens me beyond anything I have ever known. I don’t know that whoever is coming for me is actually strong enough to defeat me, or if my own fears cause me to hold back so that I do not live to see this future.
Dark Day Are Coming.”
Finding no conclusive evidence as to who killed Voss or why, they take Voss’ final words to the Jedi Council to ask them some questions. It is revealed that Odis Qhuin has had similar visions to Voss, but is uncertain thus far as to their exact meaning. While the Jedi Council and a few high ranking New Republic officials know of this they, like the PCs, are working in the dark. During the meeting Freya also asks about the mysterious individuals in armor, but Master Odis refused to tell her anything beyond, “They are not Jedi, they are not Sith.” This stirs up an argument between Erron Xandow and Master Odis in Ithorian which upsets Erron and she storms out of the meeting.
Unsettled and finding themselves no closer to the truth the party decides to hop back in the the Mystery Machine to find out more about the ghost ship . Tracking down the remaining crew of the Shifting Light they listen to the recording that was played when the crew hailed the ship. While Dannel Jakonos is unable to translate it Artemis’ new freind, Krad is able to recognize the communications array on the ghost ship must’ve gone bad. After cleaning it up a bit Dannel is able to translate it as a Bo’marr chant. Knowing that a Bo’marr monastery is on the same planet the ship appeared the PCs head there to see what the local monks can tell them about the message.
Bo’marr master Tirric tells them it is not a chant he has ever heard before, but that it translates to, “Rejoice Brothers and Bring us your Shame.” While removing outside distractions by placing one’s brain in a nutrient jar is a time honored Bo’marr method of enlightenment, in the olden days mistakes were made as to who was ready for this procedure. Often times the brain would go mad, screaming for days on end. These unlucky brains were known as the Shame of the Bo’marr, and were apparently set about The Purgatory so as not to distract others seeking enlightnement. Searching the monastery the group finds an old forgotten chamber housing a non functioning tracking computer Mina gets up and running. The computer tells them that The Purgatory is still in the process of making it’s rounds to Bo’marr monasteries and they should be able to intercept it at it’s next stop.