Ironsworn Star Wars: Nia the Rodian 5

Previous: Nia and Grig are rebels based on planet Abon. They investigate about the arrest of Shona, Governor of planet Essus. Shona has been embarked on an Imperial Frigate and taken to Abon. While the heroes are going through the forest where the frigate landed, Grig is separated from Nia. She reaches the frigate and overhears Shona and the Sith Lord Herk ordering the Jarans (a community of snake-like aliens) to attack the Resistance so that their sacred tree will be spared. Nia meets some Jaran rebels, lead by Soveen, who agree to help her snatch Shona from the Empire. They visit the Jaran Jedi Chaidu who once was Shona’s teacher; he gives them Shona’s old lightsaber.

Nia’s current situation:

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

Momentum:+8 Health:3 Spirit:5 Supply:2

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

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Soveen and Nia are ready to Delve into the Frigate in search of Shona, while the other Jaran rebels set up an attack to distract the Imperial stormtroopers.

Dangerous Delve into the Frigate

Theme: Fortified

Custom “Starship” Domain:

Features: 21-40:Corridor or passage; 41-55:Cargo hold; 56-70: Crew Quarters; 71-82:Escape Pod; 83-95:Turret or Heavy Weapon; 96-00:Special
Dangers: 31-35: Trap ; 36-40: Alarm Trigger ; 41-45: Blocked Passage

Shots con be heard at the border of the forest: Soveen’s friends are attacking the troopers, making all the noise they can.

Soveen and Nia enter the frigate through a secondary cargo hatch.

DELVE THE DEPTHS C:4,5 A:1+3Shadows MISS

REVEAL A DANGER: A discovery undermines or complicates your quest

The door leading to interior of the frigate is locked with a code they cannot break.

Does Nia have a tool that she can use to break the code and open the door?

CHECK YOUR GEAR: C:2,9 A:1+2Supply WEAK HIT
(+1 momentum, now 9; -1 supply now 1)

Nia manages to open the door with her decoding stick.

They are now in a corridor.

DELVE THE DEPTHS C:5,8 A:1+3Shadows MISS

REVEAL A DANGER: theme card “Denizen ready to sound the alarm”

A trooper is standing next the alarm button. Nia has a single shot to bring him down.

BATTLE: C:8,6 A:2+3 Edge MISS

Nia misses and the trooper sounds the alarm. Soveen and Nia rush forward trying to push him aside, while the alarm is sounding. (from now on I will Delve with +Edge instead of +Shadow)

FACE DANGER: C:8,3 A:4+3 Edge WEAK HIT
(-1 momentum, now 8)

Nia is briefly caught in a hand-to-hand fight with the trooper. Soveen stabs him from behind with a dagger.

DELVE THE DEPTHS C:3,5 A:1+3Edge WEAK HIT

They open a side door and find:
Feature: the cockpit of a large laser cannon

Mark Delve Progress (now 2)

DELVE THE DEPTHS C:9,10 A:4+3Edge MISS

They open the next door and find

Feature (Special): a storage-room containing two combat droids

FACE DANGER: C:2,5 A:3+3 Edge STRONG HIT

The droids are inactive and they can proceed undisturbed.

DELVE THE DEPTHS C:2,6 A:5+3Edge STRONG HIT

Delve Progress:4

Feature: work or training area
Opportunity: an aspect of the nature of the starship is revealed

The dead bodies of Jarans floating in vats. Lord Herk must be up with some crazy experiments on these people!

DELVE THE DEPTHS C:6,8 A:5+3Edge WEAK HIT

Mark progress (now 6) and

REVEAL A DANGER: Trap

While they are walking along a corridor, an automatic laser beam is triggered.

Is Nia walking ahead of Soveen? [likely] YES

FACE DANGER: C:6,9 A:2+3Edge MISS

Nia takes one harm (Health now 2)

ENDURE HARM: C:3,4 A:5+2Iron STRONG HIT
(shake it off, Health back to 3, momentum down to 7)

DELVE THE DEPTHS C:2,5 A:4+3Edge STRONG HIT
(Delve Progress: 8)

Feature: Crew Quarters

Opportunity: a clue offer direction

They pass a series of rooms full of cots for the troopers. There’s nobody there. Proceeding through the corridor, they reach a door labeled “Restricted access: Cells”.

DELVE THE DEPTHS C:8,8 A:4+3Edge MISS AND MATCH

While they are approaching the door, it opens and they are confronted by an armored droid! (Dangerous Foe)

ENTER THE FRAY: C:2,6 A:3+2Heart WEAK HIT (take the initiative)

STRIKE: C:1,2 A:6+3Edge STRONG HIT (Fight Progress:2)

Nia and Soveen have their blasters ready and they both hit the droid.

STRIKE: C:6,8 A:1+3Edge (burn momentum 7: now 2) WEAK HIT (Fight Progress: 4)

They hit the droid again, but it is now close to Nia. It tries to hit her with its iron fist.

CLASH: C:10,10 A:1 MISS and MATCH [the worst possible roll]

Nia takes a hard blow (2 harm, health now 1). [Match] A second droid arrives through the same door.

Nia and Soveen try sneaking through the door while it is closing behind the droid.
FACE DANGER: C:1,7 A:5+3 Edge STRONG HIT

LOCATE YOUR OBJECTIVE C:1,1 Progress:8 STRONG HIT and MATCH
They are incredibly fast and they also manage to close the door between themselves and the droid. They are in a small office which gives access to two cells. In one of them there is Shona, the other is occupied by Jaran prisoners.

They open the cells, give Shona her lightsaber and arm the Jarans with blasters they can find in the office.

Dangerous task: Snatch Shona out of the hands of the Empire / Progress: 8

ESCAPE THE DEPTHS: C:4,6 A:2+4Wits WEAK HIT
(you face a new complication as you emerge from the depths)

With the additional firepower and Shona’s saber they can take down the droid. They retrace their steps, but when hey come out of the cargo hatch they are faced by Lord Herk and a squad of troopers. While Nia and the Jarans engage the troopers, Shona duels with Lord Herk.

[I will resolve the duel by checking Fulfill your Vow of snatching Shona from the hands of the Empire]

FULFILL YOUR VOW: C:3,5 Progress:8 STRONG HIT (XP:2)

After a couple of assaults and parries, Shona cuts off Lord Herk’s saber-hand. The Jarans are overcoming the disoriented stormtroopers, but in the distance they see that a large Imperial starship is approaching. Nia bids Soveen good luck and leads Shona towards the forest, heading for the Stingy Eagle…

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Nia’s current situation:

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

Momentum:+2 Health:1 Spirit:5 Supply:1

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

Experience: 2

Ironsworn Star Wars: Nia the Rodian 4

Previously: Nia and Grig are rebels based on planet Abon. They 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. When they come back to Abon, Grig is separated from Nia. She reaches the frigate and overhears Shona and a Sith Lord ordering the Jarans (a community of snake-like aliens) to attack the Resistance so that the Jaran sacred tree will be spared.

Nia’s 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


Nia looks for one or more Jarans that are far away from troopers that she can talk with them without being noticed.

Does she find a single individual or a small group? [50/50 Oracle] Small group
How many are them? [1D3+1] 3

Who are they? [Character Role Oracle] Thieves

They have stolen a crate of Imperial rations and are eating them not far from the giant tree.

Nia introduces herself as a member of the rebellion. She says that Shona is probably being manipulated or threatened by the Sith Lord: he asks them to help her free Shona.

COMPEL: C:6,8 A:6+2Heart WEAK HIT
(+1 momentum, now 6)
They will help her, but ask something in return.
[Action / Theme Oracle] Reduce Leader

The Jaran new leader Muko has been very ambiguous with the Empire and the Rebellion, never taking a clear position. Now Muko appears to be a puppet in the hands of Lord Herk, the Sith. The three Jarans want Muko removed from command.

Nia asks if there is a Jaran strong enough in the ways of the Force to be a good leader for the community and to help them fight Lord Herk.

GATHER INFORMATION: C:2,6 A:3+4Wits STRONG HIT
(+2 momentum, now 8)

Yes, the three know of a Jaran Jedi and they would like to have him as leader instead of Muko.
Is this Jaran Jedi Male or Female? [50/50] Male
Name: Chaidu

When Muko was elected as leader, Chaidu left the other Jarans for a hermitage.

Where does he live? [Location Oracle] Flooded Hill
He lives on an island at the center of a lake.

Soveen, one of the three Jarans, will help Nia reach Chaidu, while the other two will alert the other pro-rebellion Jarans and make them ready to attack the frigate.

Nia and Soveen agree to steal two Imperial speeder bikes: in this way, they will reach Chaidu in a very short time.

SECURE AN ADVANTAGE C:1,7 A:3+3Shadow WEAK HIT
(+1 momentum, now 9)

since it’s a Weak Hit, I add a small complication:

[50/50 Oracle] 1.they only manage to steal a single bike; 2. they are pursued [result:1]

They ambush a biker trooper at the edge of the forest. The bike will be somehow slower with both of them on board, but there are no other bikers in sight, so they decide to proceed.

[Chaidu is not far away; I roll a single Journey move]

UNDERTAKE A JOURNEY C:1,2 A:3+4Wits STRONG HIT

They soon reach Chaidu’s lake island.

Nia and Soveen ask Chaidu to immediately come with them to the giant tree to face Lord Herk and free Shona.

COMPEL: C:6,7 A:3+2Heart MISS

Chaidu is not intentioned to take part in fights or politics. As a young girl, Shona had been one of his adepts: she later abandoned her mystic studies and moved to planet Essus. Chaidu believes she is strong enough to face Lord Herk. He gives to Nia and Soveen the lightsaber that once belonged to Shona.

Nia and Soveen return to the giant tree and meet Soveen’s Jaran friends. They tell them that Muko and Lord Herk have called for the evening a council of all Jaran tribes; Shona has been escorted into the Imperial Frigate.
[Will Soveen stay with Nia or with his friends? 50/50 Oracle: Shona]
Soveen asks his friends to immediately start a diversion and engage as many stormtroopers as they can. He and Nia will Delve into the Frigate in search of Shona.

Nia’s current situation:

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

Momentum:+8 Health:3 Spirit:5 Supply:2

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

to be continued….