Force and Destiny near the Still Waters
Force Powers: Rating 4
The Gentleman: Amongst the Wreckage
I guess the new guy Jethro managed to convince Boone to do a job for a local Rylothian known as Roger. I went ahead and helped out a little bit by being their “designated driver” (despite my drunken stuper). Basically, long story short, we scouted out this crime ring’s base of operations out approximately 10 miles east of Lessu (capital of Ryloth). As it turns out, it was a smuggling operation dealing in illicit cargo of all types (including but not limited to organ trade). We also know that it is apparently owned and operated by an individual known to us as The Boss, although we didn’t really find anything else out…
In other news, Boone seems to be coming around to accepting the idea of the force; and Jethro seems to have left his home planet in search of answers… I think I am going to help him find those answers.
The Gentleman: New Beginnings
I managed to play spy on a hillbilly I watched enter The Gentleman, a bar on Ryloth in the capital city, Lessu. I basically spent the entire evening stalking him, and he never saw me once… Anyways… he wasn’t particularly skilled; but he seemed lucky, like in a force sensitive kind of way. This peaked my interest; so I “ran into him” in the bar after he was done with whatever the bar owner asked him to do; and he right away seemed interested in joining our crew…. Im curious to see how this plays out as I have never really considered myself the “make random new friends” type… Oh! and his name is Jethro…
The Key to Life
…On our way out of the Kashyyk system (and only a few hours later), we discover a couple of stowaways on the “Guilty Son”, which I thought was pretty cool… New people to mess with! I almost convinced the new Zabrak to kiss ole’ Boone’s hand for forgiveness; but he, like the last Zabrak I spent any real time with, had that stone cold look about him and simply stared into my eyes for a moment. Oh well… Maybe I’ll sneak some ryll into his drink tonight and get a good laugh that way….
Anyway, we had to make an emergency landing on this peculiarly placed ship in the middle of nowhere in space only a few hours lightspeed away from Kashyyk. Boone’s ship had a nice chunk blown out of the engine. I didn’t bother myself with those details… My main goal is to make the three newbies (Tubal, Torr, and the Zabrak) sweat a little bit—Which, I did later that evening when they informed us that we should stay downstairs out of a barracks while they attempted reasoning with the guy whom I presume was in charge. I had the chance to catch Tubal mid-air as he fell a dozen feet or so to the ground; but I was feeling a little bit tired and wasn’t really feeling it at the moment… He hit pretty hard… Almost too hard.
Anyway, I ran into Dae and Adini in the “key” room of the ship. Not sure what that was all about… I have a feeling they may have been in on our ship blowing an engine out.
In the Shadows of Giants
…So a monk, a drunk, an oversized-dog, and I walk into a bar…
sounds like the the start of a great joke…
…trust me… it gets better
…Mean while, a vampire (or at least, someone who looks like one) walks into a nearby library and picks a fight with the local PD causing a massive raucous and alerting all nearby personnel to man their stations and begin searching for the cause of the raucous… So that’s how my day started.
Luckily, we managed to save ole’ Lavi’s vampiric tail from the full force of the local imperial garrison only to later have him make demands from the resident Grand Moff of the planet Kashyyk resulting in his (the Moff’s) capture, dismemberment, and eventual insanity.
I gotta say, I’m really beginning to enjoy hanging with these guys…After this, we manage to make the ultimate escape along with the grand prize of his own personal and unlocked data-pad along with a Holocron I managed to sense somewhere northwest of the city we were located in – OH! and I managed to kill the Jedi Tarzan in the process.
I call this a success.
The Space Between
Ran into an old member of the group (Fit). He gave us a job to do a simple snatch and grab at an isolated chapel in the middle of nowhere for a LOT of cred. Too bad, the idiot Quinn kept being clumsy with his words (he nearly ruined everything). While I was doing a fantastic job fake crying and praying to a deity (Oddly enough, I sensed something…. but nobody else can know), Quinn walks right up the the fellas who were protecting the target and may as well have said, “Hey, im here to kill you and the girl.” As soon as this situation unraveled, I managed to deal with the bodyguards but inadvertently hurt the target in the process. To top it all off, she was one of those creatures that are resistant to the force…. It ended up being okay; but that isn’t even the worst part. I ran into a Bagman who wanted the target for himself (and offered a lot of cred to save us from our problems). However, I must have still been reeling from that bottle of scotch I polished off the night before because I wasn’t exactly a professor in critical thinking in that moment. Good thing the other guys weren’t around to hold it over my head after the fact…
Speaking of heads, Quinn doesn’t have one anymore; for that matter, he doesn’t even have a body anymore. Idiot Quinn was always too interested in doing “the right thing” and got himself killed. I wouldn’t even call it noble… It was idiotic. He was a straight up moron…. the kind of moron that jumps on top of a thermal detonator to save a woman and her baby when there was clearly a barrier to take cover behind and LIVE. Oh well…. It was bound to happen eventually.
…and don’t even get me started on that fact that there were only $10,000 credits in the bag…
Deeds and Misdeeds
The usual Mr. Johnson scenario took place with this run with a man by the name of Z-Rov offering us a job which nearly resulted in our deaths by his own hands (or perhaps not… who knows). In short, this adventure had ewoks taking center stage for the greater part of a day and eventually resulted in the wasting of time venturing into unknown wilderness only to turn around and head back to the starting location. We were furious but even more terrified that we had so easily been persuaded into a job of this sort of treachery (from the employer, no less). After silently killing off some security personnel around the only ship on the planet (as far as we knew, anyways); we got in, prepped for take off, and just flew away right as Z-Rov came walking out of his house and waved goodbye to us (presumably believing we were one of his thugs on our way to pick up more “trophies”)
If given the opportunity, we will be back for Z-Rov…
…Such a strange and story rich place where an epic fight to the death will surely result. A place where a rich land baron seeks to prove his grit and prowess in forms other than business transactions; or perhaps a slave seeking freedom in the most desperate and daring of ways—which is precisely what happened…
…Titus and the other adventurers found themselves within a prison cell after having accepted a contract to bring in a twilek by the name of Besforak. In a moment of critical thinking, they broke out and ran down the hall which held their prison cell and quickly located a crate which contained their weaponry and then busted through the door they deemed safest resulting in their most terrifying of nightmares, that is, The Arena.
In the next few minutes (which seemed an eternity), they would prove their worth once more in a fight of nearly legendary proportions eventually resulting in a near debacle with the dreaded Rancor. Luckily, they managed to pull together and destroy this legendary beast; which did not happen without it’s woes; that is, in the final moments of the battle, Titus managed to gain the creature’s attention so as to hopefully save his team from death. This, however, resulted in the destruction of his most prized possession, his Lightsaber, as well as his near death experience resulting in him being knocked unconscious and nearly crushed by the creature’s hand in one fell swoop.
Titus, however, did not die due to his force capabilities and was able to significantly reduce the force of the blow using the force. This was a moment of strengthening for him and has resulted in his gaining strength and ability with the Force Move force power.
This moment will long be remembered by him and will result in his focused efforts to gain greater control of the force so as to keep death’s grasp away.
The Force is My Ally
Titus took his leave to do some refocusing and rest. That is, he spent a lot of time at the local cantinas causing a little bit of a ruckus and managed to get pretty good at avoiding conflict (Preemptive Avoidance Perk). In addition to this, he has managed to find the time to learn a little bit more about lore (Knowledge Specialization Perk) of the galaxy and force in general. Finally, he managed to get more focused in his use of the Force and is gaining ground in growing more and more in it’s successful usage.
From a young age, Titus was groomed by his parents to always be sensitive to the ways of the force; and because of this, the Octavius family has sided with the Rebel Alliance from the very beginning. That said, life has not always been easy for them due to the simple fact that they could not practice the force in open public; and this eventually lead them to the wilderness where they would live in mostly solitude with a small band of force users who would all train and practice together as well as share any insights they may find in their travels in secret and relative safety.
Curiousity and obsession are Titus’ guides in life and often lead him in many different directions, especially when they are all interesting paths.
That said, the force is a constant puzzle for Titus and therefore is what he spends most of his time trying to solve. It is not uncommon for Titus to go out of his way to find practical information on the use of the force so long as it does not obviously put himself in harms way; but even then if the reward is great enough, the risk is worth it.
As of Late:
Although Titus grew up as “One with the Force”, he now uses the it as a purely “Pragmatic Power” to accomplish his own goals. This is what eventually led to him leaving his family and home planet, Tralus.