The Corrupting Darkness

Episode 28 - Homeward Bound

The One With Internet Troubles

Long Trip To Port Tooga

The long trip to Port Tooga from the remains of Allasar’s Flag Ship took about 2 weeks past. During this time, the team focused on healing up. They also got to know each other better, and the group finally started to witness stability, acceptance and trust being shown and reciprocated.

About a week into the trip Siar Uundune woke up from her coma, shocked to find herself on a strange ship, captured by unknown faces.

It took some work on the side of Abin and Hesh, but eventually she started to remember

Man In The Black Robe

Siar revealed that the events on the ship were the hand of the being from Tatooine, giving a bit more description than they previously had, explaining it was a man in a black cloak. He wore a black mask with gold etching on it that was freighting to see.

He had arrived about 3-4 days before the Mynock did, and in that time had Allasar do the work on the Krayt dragon she named, George, which was the Mecha Krayt Dragon they had run into.

After that he left with Allasar, and that’s all she knew.

She also told them that she never saw that Jedi they referred to, explaining it looked like they were talking to themselves. Hesh, using his expertise on all matters of force mind tricks, deducted that Dah was likely an illusion.

Abin Leaves

One night, Abin was awaken by the familiar glow of a small green Jedi Master named Yoda. It had been a long long time since the two had spoken, with the only other time being communicating with what they thought was a holocron on Abin’s ‘home planet’ of Kashyyyk.

Yoda talked to the man who was seeking redemption from his past, and mentioned how much like his father he was. When asked about it, Yoda explained that he had trained Abin’s father, and that he would show him everything he needed to know.

So Abin set out on his journey he had to do alone, go to the Jedi Academy on Telos.

The Group On Port Tooga

This section refers to the events that happened to the main group, during their month wait for Abin on Port Tooga.

Podrace Fever

When the group landed on Port Tooga Hesh, Junk and Yundarr made their way to the Bazaar, while Ayla and Kiki walked through the crowd who had been opened up by Junk, to meet the famous podracer the crowd were cheering over.

When they met him they learned his name was ‘Cool’ Clutch Carver, a very charismatic podracer. When he saw Kiki’s missing arm, he took great pity on her, and told them that he was something of a cybernetics fanatic.

He took them to his room, and gave kiki a customized arm, signed of course, with a winky face and his famous catch phrase “It’s Clutch Time!”

Reunion with Drol Vergo And shopping

Hesh and Junk went to their long time buyer, and mentor of Hesh, Drol Vergo.

They showed him all their amazing finds, and sold them to him for good prices. He told them about how many seedy folks were looking for them, and that they shouldn’t stay too long.

Then they went and spent some of their money on equipment and upgrades.

Growls Don’t Stop Bar Fights

Yundarr Went to the cantina and chilled out for a bit. Eventually a fight started to break out behind him, Yundarr went to break it up and almost got caught up in it himself until a fellow wookie named Snoova and his translator droid helped smooth things over, by translating Yundarr growls.

Yundarr, who was elated to see another Wookie for the first time in years, thanked them, and expressed his gratefulness to see another wookie.

Snoova offered him a drink, and the two spoke for hours at the bar, about Kashyyyk, old stories of home, and also what their doing now.

Caught By The League of Shadows

While they were upgrading their equipment in the back of a shop, the shop keeper they had just dealt with was murdered, and suddenly all 4 of our team were surrounded by League of Shadows assassins.

Junk attempted to offer some of the money they had as a down payment, but the leader of the group told him that a down payment may be good for the Cartel themselves, but for them as a bounty hunting league it would be too risky to let them go and much more profitable to bring their bodies, whether dead or alive.

Captured, Junk sent a small signal to Ven, letting him know what was happening. Ven told them when they see the sign, break free.

Help and a Surprising Alliance

Before Ven could do the spectacular plan he had, the assassins were surrounded by Port Tooga guards, and told their landing permit was revoked and that they should leave.

When the assassin leader explained they had permission, the burly Nautolan told them that Shoola The Hutt had changed her mind.

After the League left, the group were escorted to Shoola’s Parlour, the upper private floor.

There Shoola explained that the Hutt Cartel were in hiding because of the Yuuzhan Vong. They were about to come out of hiding until the events that happened on Tatooine.

They learned we were there and think we have some sort of immunity to it. So they offered to keep the Mandroxan Cartel off of our back as we try to stop this being.

When we succeed they promies to end our troubles with the Mandroxans permanently.

This deal was quickly accepted.

Gambling The Month Away

Aside from that, the team mostly tried to enjoy their time on Port Tooga as they waited for Abin.

Ayla managed to win a couple thousand credits, while Kiki pretty much came out even.

Junk went into a highstakes game and lost half of his credits, about 30,000 due to being accused of stealing.

Abin’s Awakening

This section refers to the events that happened with Abin while he was alone on Telos.

The Academy

When he landed on Telos, he could not see any academy anywhere. Yoda informed him that it was there and that he had to focus and meditate. When Abin did so, the building became evident to him.

His next test was to actually enter into it, he attempted to use the force, but tapping into the dark side was all he could do, and the door would not open. It was there that Yoda told him why he could not tap into the lightside, and then opened the door for him.

The academy was ancient, and quite large, but Abin was led through the force to a room with a broken pillar where he blacked out.

The Mysterious Vision

Abin woke up, but this time he was in the middle of the room, hiding behind the broken pillar, but it was now perfectly intact.

Around him the sounds and sights of blaster fire filled the room around him. He watched this man he was watching from the perspective of, used both force and lightsaber to fight and slow down waves of Mandalorians, seemingly stopping them from getting past him to a door that was behind him.

He did some incredible things, and fought bravely. Eventually he heard a voice from a woman behind him saying that something was done and that someone was safe.

It was then that Elias Tynash, the man whose view he was seeing, surrendered to the mandalorians.

At this point Abin could understand that this man and woman, was his mother and father. And could only watch on in horror as the mother of Veelo Ordo, Naru Ordo, shot his mother, and impaled his father with a black lightsaber.

Dawning his Fathers Armor and Baohu

Yoda told him, that his fathers lightsaber was special, one that protected, and that if he truly wished to protect the weak in this galaxy, that he should walk through the next hall.

There he found his fathers armor and his lightsaber, Baohu. He heard a recorded message for him, from his father, after which he dawned his armor.

Connection With The Lightside Regained

The experience of being a part of his father, and holding his lightsaber, reconnected Abin with the lightside. Due to the vision, he was able to remember the feeling and emotions required to use the light side of the force, no longer being a slave to the darkness within him.

Enter Kylo Ren

It was then that Abin had his first run in with Supreme Commander Snoaks Sith apprentice, Kylo Ren.

Ren and a group of storm troopers were searching the academy for information on an orb known as the Orb of The Sith Lords.

Abin managed to stay hidden using his training from The Orphanage, and follow the Sith Lord and his entourage. When they finally found what they were looking for, Abin daringly got close to Ren and swiped the data pad, giving them all the information on this orb that the Jedi Order had.

It was obvious that this orb was in the posession of the being that attacked them, both on Tatooine and Allasar’s Flag Ship.

Reunited

This section refers to the events that happened when Abin and the rest were reunited on Port Tooga.

The Orb of the Sith Lords

When Abin finally arived, he showed the group the data pad he had retrieved from Kylo Ren. They learned that the orb had been created by Darth Bane. It was a small black orb, with a string attached.

Bane had created it by taking the power from the most powerful sith lords to be buried on Korriban, including most of his and infusing it into this orb, just prior to his death.

The orb gives the wearer incredible power, but it magnifies the power of the wearer, so only those who are sensitive to the force are affected, and the more powerful they are, the stronger they become.

A last thing they learned is that it drives the wearer mad, and begins to destroy their mind. Even Darth Sideous searched for, and found it, but it was useless to him because of the side effects and he tried to destroy it before hiding it away.

Where it was, or who found it is unknown.

Fight In The Docking Bay

When the group was finally reunited on their way to their ship, so to take off for Tatooine looking for clues as to the mysterious man in the black cloak, there was a massive fight in the docking bay.

It was between an army of Mandalorians, and the thugs of Port Tooga. While Ayla and Junk fired back at the Mandos, Abin and Ven worked quickly to end the fighting.

Abin used his newly refound connection to the force, to pull Veelo Ordo out from amidst her forces, and into the middle of the thugs. Then he force jumped beside her, told her that her mother had killed his parents and ferociously struck down with his lightsaber on the mandalorian.

While it may have seemed he had given into anger and killed her, he had set Baohu to stun, and merely knocked her out, and taking her black lightsaber, the one that killed his parents, in the process.

The Fight Ends/ Heading To Tatooine

Ven used this impressive display by Abin to talk the Mandos down, after which Abin negotiated their leaving.

They claimed they were attacked when they arrived, and not the other way around, but really it’s impossible to know.

The Mandalorians left, but not before blaming them for the being that attacked Tatooine, and tell them it is their responsibility to kill it.

After that, the group continued with their plan

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