December 30, 2019

Isaiah the Gray, Part 25 #TBTRPG

Continuing from the last Isaiah the Gray #TBTRPG story, over the intercom, AI says to the assembled crew: “My scan of the mystery ship has come back with a positive match: the ship belongs to Roshannon Darek, Zabrak race, Jedi, known as “The Sorceress.”

“Oh.” says Corban, morose. “That’s bad.”

“Why? Who is she?” replies Jimmy.

“She zapped me last time!” interjects FUK-U.

“You called her a devil-woman…” sternly answers Corban.

For a moment, FUK-U is surprisingly lost for words. “I guess I did do that…”

“A sorceress? How so?” asks Issac of the group.

“She is one of the few Light Side Jedis to be able to channel Force Lightning.” answers Corban. “She earned the nickname by perhaps too liberally wielding that power. Last I heard, the Council had her in the Outer Rim territories. Something is wrong here, very wrong.”

“Sounds like your house isn’t in order, Corban.” says Isaiah. “Why is she here? What does she want? Sure seems like the Jedi don’t want her here…”

“It must have to do with the Catalyst here on Tatooine.” says Issac. “The Force doesn’t deal in coincidences like this…”

“I agree.” says Jimmy “This Roshannon Darek must be here against the Council’s will. And if it’s related to the Catalyst here, it stands to reason the Jedi Council doesn’t want her anywhere near it. Still, I’m concerned with how they knew we were both here…”

“I am the only viable conclusion to the latter mystery, Jimmy.” states the AI “If none of you were responsible, it must have been me, although I certainly wasn’t aware. If I had to speculate, someone could have planted a program in my system to send the messages but coded it to be hidden from my awareness. You did say the ownership transfer to yourself Isaiah was a mystery.”

“AI, I appreciate your concern and your suggestions.” says Isaiah “The answers to our questions lie with Roshannon. What will it take to find her?”

“If I may” says Corban “it will likely be easier not to find Roshannon, but to find the Catalyst. That’s where she’s going after all.”

“I should be able to help.” says Corban “I have the chip from the archives which I believe contains the location to the Catalyst here on Tatooine. But I will need help decrypting it…”