December 30, 2019

Isaiah the Gray, Part 21 #TBTRPG

Continuing from last week’s Isaiah the Gray #TBTRPG story, Corban turns to Captain Issac and says: “That’s it! That’s how you’re alive – you took the Vow. You’re a Gray, aren’t you Issac?”

Issac does not answer, contemplatively staring off into space. “Some life.” Corban continues. “Maybe alive was putting it too strong, Issac.”

“There are some who value the Force above ideology, Corban.” responds Issac. “That love can’t be taught with your textbooks. And that dedication requires a sacrifice. Even one this…extreme.”

“But undeath?” asks Corban. “You can never rejoin what you purport to love. You can never feel it’s embrace. Just how does that protect the Force?”

“Look at the signs all around you.” responds Issac. “The Force is being torn apart by the conflict between the Jedi and Sith. You think it is a coincidence we’re sitting here talking, while he’s in the other room?”

Corban appears surprised. Issac continues: “Yes, I realized who he is. I was there on Korriban. I saw the Catalyst. And…I met They.”

Corban sits in a stunned silence. But a few moments later, he laughs and then says: “So I suppose we’ve been chosen! What a thing to be a part of, Issac. I feel for Isaiah. Let’s be there for him, unbiased as our ancestors would have wanted.”

Issac nods. “Wouldn’t want it any other way. But if you and I are the Jedi and Gray representatives, who is the Sith?”

Jimmy walks into the room. “Gentlemen, we’re going to be approaching Tatooine soon. Please prepare yourselves, the AI has detected a higher than usual amount of activity at our intended landing site.”

Jimmy exits. Issac looks to Corban. “I wonder…”

The Defiant pulls out of hyperspace and into orbit around Tatooine. Over the intercom, the AI announces to the ship: “Commander, we have arrived at the planet Tatooine. Shall we attain landing credentials at the Mos Eisley spaceport?”

“Yes, please. And then set us down.” Isaiah approaches Corban. “Now, let’s go find this Catalyst of yours.”