Ironsworn Star Wars: Nia the Rodian 3

Summary: Nia and Grig are rebels based on planet Abon. The Resistance orders them to investigate about the arrest of Shona, Governor of planet Essus. They reach Essus on their starship the Stingy Eagle and find out that Shona has been embarked on an Imperial frigate directed to Abon. They come back to Abon and land a few miles away from the coordinates of the frigate.

Nia’s current situation:

Edge:3 Heart:2 Iron:2 Shadow:3 Wits:4
Momentum:+4 Health:5 Spirit:5 Supply:2

Dangerous task: Snatch Shona out of the hands of the Empire

In order to reach the position of the Imperial frigate, Nia and Grig must cross a forest.
I will treat this as a Dangerous Delve.
Domain: Tanglewood
Custom “Star Wars” Theme (based on “Wild”):

1-6 Remains of ancient technology
7-12 (Abandoned?) Temple or settlement
13-16 Impressive flora or fauna
17-20 Isolated droid
1-6 Encounter with aliens
7-11 Encounter with humans
12-17 Hazardous terrain
18-23 Weather or environmental threat
24-27 Benign aspect becomes a threat
28-30 Ill fated victim in danger


Mark progress twice and reveal a danger
Delve Progress: 4
Feature: Dense Thicket

Danger: you way is blocked or trapped

They make good progress for a while, then they reach an area where the forest is so thick that it is impassable. They return towards the coast, but to get back to the beach they must climb down a high cliff.

PAY THE PRICE: Roll again and make it worse
PAY THE PRICE: You are separated from something or someone

They drop a rope down the cliff and Nia goes first. When she is half way, the rope snaps. She falls and take some harm [-2 Health now 3]. Grig is unable to reach her. They agree that he will look for a way through the forest or go back to the Stingy Eagle.


Delve Progress: 6
Feature: Waterway

Nia founds a stream that appears to flow from the direction where she is directed. She leaves the coast again and walks up the stream.

Opportunity: you get the drop on a denizen

She stumbles upon an Imperial Light Walker. The pilot is standing near the vehicle: he has been captured by an hypnotic plant. Nia climbs into the Walker and proceeds.

Delve Progress: 8
Feature: Rocky outcrop

The stream vanishes in a steep rocky area. The difficult terrain is not an obstacle for the walker.

Delve Progress: 10
Feature: Elder tree

(+1 momentum, now 5)

Nia leaves the walker and stealthily approaches her destination. She peeps through the vegetation to see that the imperial frigate landed in a clearing next to the largest tree she has ever seen.

Can Nia see Shona? [50/50] YES
I mark progress on the Dangerous Task (now 6)

In order to get inspiration about why Shona was taken to Abon, I roll a
MAJOR PLOT TWIST: The enemy gains new allies
Shona has a strong bond with these beings [Oracle: the Jarans]: she can convince them to fight side by side with the Empire against the Resistance.

What do the Jarans look like? [Delve “Monstrosity” Oracles]
Size: Medium (person-sized)
Form: Snake-like
Characteristics: Sharp teeth; Tail
Abilities: Armored; Swift
Disposition: Helpful

Shona and a Sith Lord are near to where Nia is hiding: they are engaged in a conversation with some Abon dwellers, the Jarans. The Jarans agree to fight against the Resistance, so that their sacred tree will be spared.

Current situation:

Edge:3 Heart:2 Iron:2 Shadow:3 Wits:4

Momentum:+5 Health:3 Spirit:5 Supply:2

Dangerous task: Snatch Shona out of the hands of the Empire / Progress:6

Ironsworn Star Wars: Nia the Rodian 2

Episode 1

Nia’s current situation:

Edge:3 Heart:2 Iron:2 Shadow:3 Wits:4

Momentum:+2 Health:5 Spirit:5 Supply:5

Dangerous task: Find Shona and take her to Abon – Progress:0

Nia and Grig will enter the imperial command at the Essus spaceport in order to collect information about where Shona might have been taken. Grig is disguised as an Imperial trooper. The plan is for Nia to figure as a Rodian scoundrel that has been arrested.

I will treat the visit to the Imperial command as a small (Troublesome) Delve. I defined this simple Domain to use together with the Fortified Theme:

21-45 corridor

46-60 office

61-65 stairs

66-75 workshop

76-85 cells

6-100 something unusual or unexpected

Delve the Depths: C:4,4 A:6+3Shadow STRONG HIT +MATCH

Delve Progress:3

The guard says: “Rodian filth, uh? We two must be the only two guys at work tonight. I hope you find someone to open a cell downstairs”

Delve the Depths: C:3,5 A:3+3Shadow STRONG HIT

Delve Progress:6

Opportunity: arrows pointing to “Data Room” They walk through deserted corridors, following the arrows to the Data Room

Delve the Depths: C:1,2 A:4+3Shadow STRONG HIT

Delve Progress:9

Domain Feature 49: Office They see a terminal through the open door of a deserted office

Locate Your Objective: C:3,9 vs 9 WEAK HIT

Nia can connect to the terminal and finds the log about the only frigate which left from the spaceport the previous morning.

Complication: The frigate is part of an Imperial operation on the rebel-controlled planet Abon. The log contains the exact coordinates of the ship’s destination, but all other details are classified and not accessible through this terminal.

I reformulate the Task from Find Shona and take her to Abon as “Snatch Shona out of the hands of the Empire”

I mark progress on the Dangerous task “Free Shona” (now 2)

Escape the depths: C:2,6 A:5+3 STRONG HIT

+1 momentum (now 3)

They return undisturbed to the Stingy Eagle. The Stingy Eagle flies back to Abon towards the coordinates appearing on the log of the Imperial Frigate.

Troublesome Journey to Abon.

Undertake a journey C:7,10 A:4+4Wits WEAK HIT

The spaceship leaves the atmosphere of Essus. They did not have time to refuel the Eagle, but the journey is not long. (-1 Supply now 4) Journey progress: 3

Undertake a journey C:6,10 A:2+4Wits MISS

They jump to hyperspace and emerge in sight of Abon. The Imperial navy is there!

1 ship / several ships [50/50 Oracle] Many A large Imperial fleet is in plain view.

Face Danger: C:1,10 A:6+3Shadow+1Companion WEAK HIT

(-1 supply, now 3) Grig tries a quick maneuver, hoping they are not spotted. It works, but they are forced to a detour…

Undertake a journey C:2,10 A:1+4Wits WEAK HIT

The Space Eagle loops around one of Essus’ moons, which shields them from the Imperial fleet. (-1 supply, now 2) Journey progress: 6

Undertake a journey C:4,4 A:1+4Wits STRONG HIT + MATCH Journey progress: 10

Reach your Destination: C: 3,4 STRONG HIT

(+1 momentum, now 4) I mark progress on the Dangerous task “Free Shona” (now 4)

In order to avoid being spotted by the crew of the Imperial frigate, the Stingy Eagle lands a few miles away from the coordinates.

[oracle Location] Shadowy Coast

The starship quietly glides on the densely forested coast of the tropical region of Abon.

Current Situation:

Edge:3 Heart:2 Iron:2 Shadow:3 Wits:4 Momentum:+4 Health:5 Spirit:5 Supply:2

Dangerous task: Snatch Shona out of the hands of the Empire Progress:4

To be continued…

Ironsworn Star Wars: Nia the Rodian 1

I haven’t been smart enough to join the Starforged play-testing and now I am impatient to get the rules and try the game! As a diversion, I started a short Star-Wars-inspired Ironsworn game. I also thought that it would be fun to create some rough comic-like illustrations for this story.

My character is a Rodian Female, Nia.

Edge:3 Heart:2 Iron:2 Shadow:3 Wits:4

Momentum:+2 Health:5 Spirit:5 Supply:5

Character Goal [Oracle]: Gain Knowledge

Asset: Kindred Companion

Oracle Male/Female? Male

Name: Grig – Your friend stands by you. Skilled: When you make a move outside of combat (not a progress move) aided by your companion’s expertise, add +1. Expertise: Pilot

The Rodian merchant Nia is the owner of the Stingy Eagle cargo ship and Grig is the pilot of the ship. They are both rebels and use the cover of Nia’s trading to infiltrate Empire-controlled planets and collect information for the rebels based on planet [Oracle] Abon.

The Stingy Eagle flies towards planet [Oracle] Essus where [Oracle: An Innocent is Accused] the Empire has imprisoned governor Shona. She is charged of collaborating with the rebellion, but she never did.

The leaders of the Rebellion asked Nia to investigate the situation on Essus and possibly find Shona and take her to Abon.

Dangerous task: Find Shona and take her to Abon – Progress:0

As soon as the Stingy Eagle reaches Essus, Nia and Grig visit the spaceport tavern, hoping to learn some details about the situation.

Do they ask information to humans or aliens? [50/50] Oracle: Human

Male / Female [50/50]: Female

They talk with a local merchant: Denua

Gather Information: C:8,9 A:3+4Wits=7 MISS

Just a few hours earlier, Denua has seen Shona being escorted to an Imperial frigate which has left for an unknown destination. Where has she been taken?

Nia and Grig return to the Stingy Eagle. Nia tries to break into the Imperial Planetary Information System and find out about the route of the frigate.

Gather Information: C:9,10 A:5+4Wits=9 MISS

She is unable to break in. They must find a way to enter the Imperial command at the spaceport and get direct access to an authorized terminal.