December 29, 2019

Isaiah the Gray, Part 9 #TBTRPG

Continuing from last week’s #tbtRPG Isaiah the Gray story:

Captain Issac answers: “We are the Gray.”

Isaiah looks concerned. “But…that’s my name.” “A coincidence of fate, I’m sure.” replies the Chief of Security T’Enora.

Isaiah and Jimmy C share a “it’s not so simple” type of look. Captain Issac says: “Where we see coincidence or the arbitrary, the Force sees intent. What this means about you or about us, I’m not sure. But I am certain it’s no accident. Now, assuage my curiosity if you don’t mind: how did you hide from us? I had never before seen The Odyssey’s sensors bested.”

Isaiah speaks into the communicator on his armband. “De-cloak the ship.” Outside the observation lounge window, the Defiant d-ecloaks in its splendor. Captain Issac mutters under his breath: “Marvelous technology.” His voice picks up: “How did you come by such a ship.”

The Defiant’s AI interjects over Isaiah’s communicator: “This ship was transferred to Commander Gray’s possession 3 days, 12 hours, 43 minutes, and 49 seconds ago. There are no records in my database regarding previous owners.”

Isaiah looks at Captain Issac giving him a “well ain’t that the truth” kind of look. As the people in the room begin to look uneasy, Jimmy C speaks: “What are you all doing in the Korriban system?”

The Captain begins to speak, but no words come from his mouth. He smiles and looks to Isaiah: “Ah, you are compelling the truth from me via the Force. An incredible and rare power. Use it wisely.” Captain Issac looks to Jimmy: “We are here because we are monitoring a significant uptick in Sith activity. Korriban, of all the systems in the galaxy, has been their domain for many cycles. We believe there is a growing Dark Side power on the planet which warrants our constant vigilance.” The Captain turns to Isaiah: “For the record, I do not believe you are a Sith. But our mission is too critical to be compromised.”

Isaiah and Jimmy C share a look. “Come back to our ship and we’ll discuss further. We’ll figure out what’s truly happening down there. I would very much like to know as well.” Captain Issac nods. “Hanari, T’Enora, come. We will be tested on the surface.”

Minutes later, the five of them – Isaiah, Jimmy C, Captain Issac, Hanari, and T’Enora, surround the main computer panel – built into the ground like a circular conference table – back on the Defiant. Isaiah begins the proceedings: “Before we go down to the surface, I have some questions.” “I will do my best to answer them.” responds Captain Issac.

“Who are the Gray?” asks Isaiah.