Lyceum of Yggdrasil

Kei’lani Wants a Thing

Part 1, worth 10 xp: Somewhere out there there is a thing that your character wants to have, What is it?

Hide plates. Kei’lani wants to craft armor using the hide of a natural creature. He wants to make armor that is exceptionally protective, but is also reactive to the Force. Kei’lani wants to change the medium of his armor craft from Force-inert inanimate metals (charged with electrical packs) to Force-sensitive once-living material (charged by the Force). This is the direction he wished to develop his study of mechanics and the Force.

Kei’lani does not want the hide plates of just any beast. Nor does he want to kill a living creature to get the hide plates. Kei’lani wants the hide of the Zillo Beast. These ancient creatures, now extinct (again), proved invulnerable to explosions, blaster fire, and even lightsaber strikes. When the last of its kind rampaged through Coruscant, it was trying to hunt down the Emperor specifically, indicating that the beast was in tune with the Force, sensitive enough to detect the Sith Lord.

Part 2, worth 15 xp: Where is it?

Early in the Clone Wars, the Jedi captured the last known Zillo Beast. After it escaped and was killed in battle reminiscent of King Kong’s end, Chancellor Palpatine ordered the giant corpse be studied in an attempt to develop advanced armor technology. Kei’lani is also aware, perhaps through the Force, that Palpatine ordered the beast to be cloned.

This means the original beast corpse is either on Coruscant, or pieces of it may have been shipped to whatever armor manufacturers were used to develop armaments for the Republic at that time. Pieces might even have been supplied to private arms makers for research, like the SoroSuub technology division. Pieces of the original beast could be anywhere in the galaxy.

There is also a chance that young Zillo Beasts, newly cloned, are being held in facilities on remote planets, or that cloned Zillo matter (not whole creatures) are being vat-grown and experimented on. These locations would probably also be near to armament manufacturers, whether private corporations or imperial research facilities.

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A rough night's sleep.

The young boy came running up to the house shouting, “Tina, tina, faufra esa sunailr.” (Mama, mama, people are coming.)

The woman’s jaw was set tight, the rest of her features obscured by a veil. “Y cluw, Peau.”
(I know Peau. (Wave (?)))

The boy frantically motioned towards the road. “Thairr’sa lud Luka Sene, fid dhairr esa ruailr du deca na.” (They’re not Luka Sene, but they are going to take me.)

The woman knelt down close to the boy. “Y cluw, Peau.” (I know Peau.)

Seemingly calmed by her presence the boy became still. “Ill Y ru, Y wul’d raa irrui ereail.” (If I go, I won’t see you again.)

The woman looked up as if she could see the stars shining bright at mid day. “Y cluw, Peau. Ill irrui nul’d ru Y wairr heya du wedsh irrui naia.” (I know Peau. If you don’t go I will have to watch you die.)

The boy’s voice became low and calm as he spoke. “Y nul’d weld du ru tina, Y en lud ellseain ud naia.” (I don’t want to go mama, I am not afraid to die)

“Y cluw, Peau. Bid irrui nird ru llus na.” (I know Peau. But you must go for me.). She leaned in so that her lips barely tickled the boys ear. “Always listen to them, they will teach you many things. They will tell you the song in your heart is the path to evil, and they are wrong. Always listen to them, but never believe that.”

She began to sing, and soon he joined her, until they took him away, and he woke.

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Loose Ends
and New Beginings

Approaching the house, the group can see that there is one sentry currently on watch up on the ridge. Kana perceives the sentry is not paying attention and looking the other direction. Bote is able to sneak up the ridge behind the sentry and with triumph knocks out the sentry with her training lightsaber. Bote returns to the group and as they approach the house, 20’ from the house, Dorian steps out of the house. He is not directly looking at the group and Crest has the wind close the door behind him so Dorian, turns with his back completely to the group. Kana forces jumps him with triumph and stuns him with force blows, knocking Dorian out.

Crest senses that there are seven people inside the house, two of which are sleeping. Bote, sneaks up to the window and looks in. Three people are sitting at a table, one is a stove doing something. Jesharia is one of the three people sitting at the table.

Crest takes the unconscious Dorian into the woods and ties him up. Crest rejoins the group and they knock on the door. A Montoya guard opens the door, and is startled to see the younglings. The guard reaches for his sword and Crest uses the force to snatch the sword from his hand. Crest points to Jesharia and demands to know what is going on. Jesharia exclaims “they are onto us, get them!”

Kei’lani steps up with the an energy grenade and shocks everyone in the room. The arcs of energy, hit everyone in the room. The mook that answered the door, the guy cooking bacon and the mook at the table got hit and are wallowing on the ground. Both Jesharia and Boren stand up from the table with weapons in hand. Boren heads for the back door. Kana force leaps up and kicks his back with enough force to drive Boren into the wall and knocks him into the wall. Crest fakes the use of taken sword and instead attacks Jesharia with the training lightsaber. Jesharia knocks the lightsaber out of Crest’s hand and it goes flying across the room. Bote steps up with the slug thrower and shoots Jesharia in the chest for no appreciable damage.

Kei’lani charges his body armor and punches at Jasharia. Kei’lani’s bodysuit over loads and starts to catch fire in the back of his jedi robes. Crest uses his force powers to grab the water in the bucket running it by Kei’lani to out the fire on his robes, and keeps hold of the water to put out the fire starting by the stove area. Kana steps up behind Jesharia and hit him, knocking him out and down to the ground. Crest is able to direct the water and puts out the rest of the fire. Looking around at the mooks on the floor, all of them are Montoyas.

The younglings tie up the group, and march them back to the elders. When Boren wakes up he confesses that Jesharia had convinced him that if they incited a war between the clans, that they both would come out on top of their respective clans. They report Eeth who takes his son in hand and thanks the group with 20 nerfs. The younglings keep Dorian’s sniper rifle, and Jesharia’s Corelian cutlass.

During the training montage, Bote learns how to treat different types of burns. Crest works of directing water, Kana works on practicing force jumping. Kei’lani was teaching fire safety, how to put out an electrical fire. Bote spends time with Mater Yggdrasil as he gets weaker and weaker. The master rewards Bote with his lightsaber with a standard ilium crystal and Bote is able to complete the holocron of knowledge before the master passes.

As fall passes and the harvest is completed Master Bobec calls the younglings together. Since the older students are not back yet, the younglings are charged with taking the taxes into the main city. The taxes are in the form of a chest of gold, several cases of Brandy. Bote is the one driving the oxen cart. On the third night camping, the group is joined by Jax, who is begging the younglings to take him with them. He is going crazy being a nerf herder and wants to get back to city life. Crest tries to test him with the cards and mind reading. The boys shows some talent. Jax used to live in Yannis Port before being taken to the original city the group met him in.

The next day, the group reaches the main road that will take them to Yannis Port. They are still on the road when they reach a small wayside cafe. Crest and Jax get out of the wagon and pull out their bag of tricks to beg for money and food. The rest of the group slowly plods along with the wagon. After an hour of begging Jax and Crest make enough money and food and return to the cart with lunch for everyone. At the end of the day, the wagon comes to an area where other travelers are banding together for protection. The group pays a farthing to park their wagon with the others for the night and join in a communal cooking.

The next night the group gets to the edge of the city with others who are there to pay taxes. Crest realizes that Jax is planning to skip the group and head into town that night. In order to try and convince Jax that he would be better off staying with the group to learn the mysterious ways of the force. It must have worked because Jax stayed overnight with the group. Mid-day the next day, the tax collectors come, inventory the wagon, unload it for a tax chit. The group decides to turn around and head home without entering the city proper.

The wagon is off the main road and is now on the dirt track heading back to the farm. Jax jumps up in the wagon and points out streaks in the sky. The younglings recognize it as a contrails, probably single engine. They sprint towards the farm on all day all out run,and instructed Jax to follow with the wagon. Just before reaching the farm, they see engine contrails leaving the farm vicinity. As the group reaches the rise they see smoke rising from both the barn and the farm house. Near the house there are many bodies that are in clothing unknown to us. In the center of the group is the weapons master Sarin Vull who is dead with his staff in two pieces. The strange bodies all have the same type of blasters making them look like an organized force.

Kei’lani and Bote run to the farmhouse to check for survivors and Crest and Kana run to the barn. The farmhouse is incidentally on fire, the barn looks to have been set on fire on purpose. In the barn is a body that we have never seen before. Another body, is one of the older padawans Eida Dane that had been set out looking for young jedi potentials.his back had been broken. The body had been clawed. At the back of the barn, Master Bobecc was in a room cut in half next to a control panel that the younglings had never seen before.

Kei’lani reviewed Eida’s body and noticed that there is a lot of cybernetics they didn’t have before. Bote notices that the cybernetics are fairly new in their install, and the claw marks and broken back suggests that the body was picked up by a wookie and flung across the room. Assumption is that Edia was either a direct traitor or was being controlled by the cybernetic people and led the mercenaries to the hideouts.

The younglings prepare three pyre for Bobecc, Sarin, and Eida, a mass pyre for all the mercs. They make it down the level to where the ship is stored, and are faced with the blast door that have never been closed before. Bote is able to determine both Bobecc and Eida died in very different places only moments apart. Further investigation shows that Master Sarin Vull was shot in the back when his attention was focused in the front. The footwork in the dirt looks very familiar to the patterns of the Makashi duelist and our other padawan Trevin Dyarron. Given the evidence, Crest searches the area for signs of the padawan hunter Ti’llandra Creel to see if she too had been corrupted and been there. No signs or evidence was found.

Crest tries to communicate with Eida’s spirit and feels a very dark and malevolent presence that is influencing his after life.Crest wants to look deeper into it, and consults Kana. Crest sees that the dark force is connected to the tech, that was in Edia and the two dead mercs. Being able to sense the evil tech gets a feeling that there were seven total who were under the influence. Three died on site, four got back on the ship and left.

Bote is able to work the control panel and pulled up an interface that opened with all five biometrics of the padawans. Once the doors open, a large wave of heat hits the group and they realize that a plasma fire was set to destroy everything in the upper room. When they get down to the ship, the holocron of Master Ygg greets the padawans. He imparts the information that he and other knights withheld information from the general public, and had chosen exile to wait and watch while training new jedis. Ygg had hoped to hide and wait out the darkness on this chosen planet. Unfortunately with what had happened above, Ygg realizes that hiding is no longer an option and action will be needed.

All earned 20xp

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Keeping the peace

The Younglings return from their first mission with the orphan Jax in tow. and the next few weeks are spent pretending to be farmsteaders instead of the space wizards they are, but things go back to normal once the boy is fostered with one of the nearby clans of Nerf Sheppards. Things go back to normal and the Padawans head into the greater world to seek new students for the Lycenium. Sarin Vuull and Anash Simerec head off to investigate rumors of a gurrcat come down from the hills feeding on the Domesticated long hair nerfs that are the hub of highland life.

Grand Master Ygg has become weaker, to protect him the Masters have moved him into the Sleipnir ind moved classes into the barn.

The head of the Desrochers clan has come to the farmstead looking for help.

Crest gets a sense that the young boy Jax that he rescued from the stocks a few weeks ago has force powers and his innate powers is that it hides his powers. A few weeks of the group acting like farmers and they give Jax over to the shepherds so that they can get back to jedi practice.

Crest and Enath and working very hard on lightsaber training. Everyone is doing night training. Crest is standing in the waterfall to build endurance and learn to operate without eyes and ears. Bote is spending lots of time with Grand Master Ygg in order to work on healing

Eeth, the head of the Desrochers clan,of highland shepherds, comes to talk to Bobbec the Jedi sage. The head of the Desrochers clan’s son had gone off to the rustle some nerfs and has disappeared. The attempts to talk to the other clan, has been rebuffed and therefore Eeth has to ask for the help of Bobbec and his younglings to see if they can find out what happened to his son, Borran and to bring him and his buddies back. Eeth is hoping that the masters will send someone to speak to the Montoya clan to see what has happened and negotiate. Bobbec has decided to send the padawans into the woods to see if they can find any information about what has happened.

The group packs and goes with Eeth to meet up with the rest of his group who are waiting outside the farmstead. Most of the clansman’s have large hunting animals with them. The group travels for a half a day up into the hills and make camp. Crest talks with Eeth to get more information about Borran. He gets no useful information from Eeth, other than Borran is good with the ladies, plays the mouth harp, and is fairly skilled for being a nerf herder.

The next day, the Desrochers get the younglings up to the campsite where Borran and his three friends was last known to be. One of the four hunting dogs had come back. The Montoyas blades have single sided all the type, with basket hilt. The Desrocher blades have no basket hilts and are double sided blades in the last two inches of the blade. Crest is able to get from deeper insight that Borran is a bit rambunctious and has a need to prove himself to his father. The group has split off from the Desrochers and are heading off to Montoya land to track down Borran.

Enath picks up an unknown track that the group decides is the best option they have, so they follow it for several hours until it gets dark and create camp. The next day Crest and Enath pick up on another track and realize that they are following the wrong track. Crest detects that there is a human with either a hunting dog or nerf that is over the hill and is aware of the group’s presence and is using out of season bird calls to communicate with someone. A person comes out from the bushes to stop the group and is holding them until the war lord comes to join them. Bote and Enath confer and decide to wait for the warlord to see if they can either be negotiated with or taken deeper into the territory to look for signs.

A spokesperson from the Montoyas asks why the younglings are in their territory within days of there being news that the Montoya chief is expecting a war party from the Desrochers. The Montoya scouts are wondering why the young monk kids are also in the area. The Montoyas are not looking for a direct fight with Desrochers. They are protecting their territory as if they are being set-up. The younglings are taken back to the Montoya war camp, with a runner being sent to the homestead to get the war chief. The younglings are agreeable to be taken to war camp as it is the only way to check the camp to see if there is information about the missing boys.

Crest is trying to strike up a friendly conversation with scouts to try and make friends. The war camp is currently located in a cave setting with no pasture nearby so that this is a camp not normally used for herding. Crest plays up the beggar monk persona and is taken in by one of the camp wives. The younglings are given nerf milk to go with their stew. The Montoya’s are a singing group they don’t play any instruments claiming that is a Desrochers thing. Crest finds out the Montoya chief has two daughters and a younger son who will inherit control of the clan many years from now.

The group lays down under the stars and sets a watch schedule with Bote taking the first watch, Crest, Kana, Enath and Kei’lani. Kana hears a gunshot and a squeal of pain rings out from one of the dogs. Bote hears the pain, jumps up and goes searching for the hurt dog. Kei’lani gets up and activates the night visions aspect to search for information. Enath gets out her weapon and tries to sense the direction of the shooter and their intention. Kana jumps up and readys her training saber without igniting it, in the direction that she heard it. Kana can immediately see the guy who’s dog was shot who was on patrol, and past them she sees guys who are just at edge of the firelight who are running into the camp with their long knives at the ready. Kana moves into a defensive position for the group. The four mooks running into the camp take out the scout whose dog they shot.

Initiative roll
Bote 1, 0
Crest 2,2
Kana 4,1
Kei’lani 3,3
Enath 2,5
Mooks 3,2

Enath- raises her hand to protect with her force powers. Kei’lani rushes forward to protect a young mother nursing her baby at the fire. Enath is able to force yank a sword from one of the mooks and flings it into the chest of the mook standing next to him. The sword pierces the mooks gut and drops him, the one who lost his sword stops moving as he is stunned to see what happened. The more mooks move into the camp and start hacking at a tent to get into it. One of the Montoya guards who comes out of the cave is shot by a slug thrower. Crest moves toward those who are hacking at the tent, and takes his lightsaber out turning it on at the moment of impact. He is able to ram it into the sternum of a hacking guy and dropped one of them. Kana force leaps with the her stick onto the other hacking guy and is able to disoriented the hacker. Bote shoots the stunned mook at the fire edge, and wounds without dropping him.

Kei’lani advances to the dark edge towards where the shots were coming from and tries to get a location on the shooter.He does not see anyone, although he gets a sense of the direction. Kana swings her stick at the guy she had previously hit and takes him down. The sniper that was in the woods who Kei’lani was trying to find shoots at Kei’lani and hits him. Crest moves quickly towards Kei’lani’s position, and is able to spot the sniper. Crest is able to close range on the sniper and hit the sniper doing damage and not dropping him. Enath sees the shot mook who starts running to escape, she uses the force to trip the mook who goes sprawling. Bote runs to the Montoya guard who is on the ground and unconscious. She is able to stabilize the person and help heal.

Crest circles the sniper which moves his back to Kei’lani. Kei’lani tries to active his shock glove and is able to stun the sniper and he drops his sniper gun, Kei’lani’s armor is shorted out. The sniper turns and tries to punch Kei’lani he doesn’t connect although now he s bobbing and weaving. Kana force leaps onto the guy is was tripped and currently sprawled on the ground, and knocks him out. Enath runs to the people who are in the cave in order to try and calm them and let them know that we are helping. Bote now moves to the guy who was shot at the cave entrance and begins healing. The sniper is looking back and forth between Kei’alni and Crest and decides to give up and surrender now that he has lost his weapon.

As the sniper surrenders, a blood curdling scream is heard from the other side of camp. Enath runs over and the woman is screaming “they have taken Jesharia” the leader of the war band. He was taken from a tent that had been hacked into that none of the younglings had noticed. Enath goes over to the mook on the ground with a sword in him, and intimidates him into telling his plan. The mook says the plan was to take prisoners, take down the men and take the women prisoners. The mook says he is with clan Droesher and his leader is Dorian, the blood brother to Borran and the sniper that has now surrendered. Because of the plan Crest surmises that a third party has kidnaped both Borran and Jesharia and is trying to get the two clans to fight each other.

As the mook on the ground names the sniper as Dorian, who is being led into the camp by Kei’lani, Dorian lunges for the mook on the ground “you coward”. Kei’lani grips Dorian harder and makes him take a knee. The mook on the ground is screaming in pain, Bote heads over to help remove the sword and heal the pain. The mook dies as Bote tries to remove the sword, it is quick.

Kana talks to the Montoya who was shot. The Montoya says that his dog Akiva is the best tracker. The younglings will take the tracking dog and the Montoya guy will take the women back to the Montoya camp. Crest talks to Dorian and gets his word of honor that Dorian will take the remaining three mooks back to the Droesher camp and confess his sins to Eeth.

The younglings take the dog and beginning to track until the dog stops and crouches giving a low growl. Kana, Enath, and Crest try to discern what is wrong. They can’t discern anything. Kei’lani uses his night vision and runs right into a dead predator cat that is hanging from the branch. Kei’lani stumbles back. This stunt was set-up to throw the tracking dogs off any trail, the dog is no longer useful and the group releases the dog back to his master. Enath is able to keep tracking and the group follows it farther. Just as dawn starts to break a house appears on the distance with lights in the windows and the tracks leading to it. The group surmises that Jesharia is being held in the house.

Everyone earns 10xp

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Day Trip to Cedar
Shopping

It is time to stock up and this time the Kids are in charge. Ti’Ilandra will be along just incase but the responsibility lies on you.

Shopping List
Wagon Wheels x 2
Bacon, 10lb
Salt beef, 10bl
Flour 20lb
Rice, 50lb
Coffee, 2lb
Sugar, 5lb
Vinegar 3quart
Table salt, 3sack
Molasses, 2gallon
Spice


The Wagon
Preserves 24 Jars
Honey 24 Jars
Apple Brandy 6 bottles
Wine 12 bottles
2 bales wool

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