The story begins in the Jedi Temple where Malaeth Herrskk and Aiden Flamestrike are training. Aiden has been tasked with looking out for Malaeth. A strange request from his masters, as Malaeth is clearly too old to be trained in the ways of a jedi. When he questions this, his master suggests there may be a political agenda afoot and although he is uncomfortable with it they must abide their remit.
The Jedi masters are called away on business leaving Aiden in charge of the temple. No sooner than they leave a distress signal comes through from a chief executive at Lhosan industries. Del Boscas, a very high ranking official’s daughter Gemma has been kidnapped, and a 7 million credit ransom has been put on her head. Not wanting to risk an all out assault that may lead to her death Lhosan industries have turned to the Jedi to rescue her without causing a fuss.
With the Masters gone the mission falls to Aiden, his new apprentice Malaeth and Malaeth’s driver and ‘minder’ Elektra. Hunting down clues Malaeth calls the security firm at the address where the kidnap took place. Pretending to be investigating some insurance issues in the area prior to a potential property grab he coerces the security firm to give him access to the holo footage on the night of the kidnap. They identify two Rodians and a Gamorrean involved in the ambush. Watching the holo footage closely they discern the name ‘Brutnick’ in a reference to the boss involved in the kidnap. Also at the crime scene they find a specially modified blaster pistol which they learn form the holo recording belonged to a rodian involved in the kidnap.
Visiting a local bar Malaeth drops 1000 credits on a bottle of wine. The most expensive in the club. Using this to help him coerce information from a Twilek ‘model’ he learns Brutnick is the leader of the Shattered Swoops and has recently held up the place for protection money. Realising that their mission ahead lies in the lower city they head to the elevator.
Unfortunately word of their investigations have reached the lower city already and they are headed off by a bunch of gangbangers. Not one for pleasantries Aiden draws his lightsabre and a bitter fight ensues. Elektra, Aiden and Malaeth manage to fight off the assailants but draw unnecessary attention from the authorities who take them in for questioning over the four dead bodies…
Released from the station the heroes discover that without a pass they will not be able to pass down to the lower tier. Calling in a favour from Lhosan Industries again, Malaeth gets through to an officer called Jhonston Terrace who offers them month passes in return for a small favour. To break into a Lhosan industries ship, find evidence of smuggling and report back to him.
Here ends the first session.