Title: The Coruscant Crusade Author: Jordan1Kenobi Characters: (all but one are original characters) Meet the crew Mil Toska - Male / Nautolan / 34 years old / Archeologist Suvi Tuula - Female / Mikkian / 29 years old / Scientist Sir Brask Regen - Male / Zabrak / 53 years old / Historian Siriam Heroman - Male / Human / 32 years old / Treasure hunter Okaa Nokaa - Male / Ithorian / 43 years old / Treasure hunter Count Takura Serenno - Male / Human / 60 years old / Ruler of Serenno and billionaire Vay Ku'zo - Male / Human (Mandalorian) / 43 years old / Bounty hunter Jiraala Vuum - Female / Twi'lek / 35 years old / Bodyguard IG-26 - Male programming / IG assassin droid / Bodyguard Doctor Chelli Aphra - Female / Human / 31 years old / Archeologist Genre: Thriller, Adventure Timeline: 7 ABY (3 years after ROTJ) Plot: The Armor of Azarat, an ancient set of gear belonging to a powerful Sith Lord from the days of the Old Republic, has been located on Coruscant. The armor is said to grant it's wearer the full power of the Force. Hoping to claim this prize, Count Takura of House Serenno has assembled a large crew to retrieve it. With treasure this powerful, and so many hands trying to claim it, not everything will go according to plan... Author's notes: This is my second attempt at fan fic writing, so I apologize in advance if it sucks! I am excited to take part in the contest though. There will be multiple narrators to give you different perspectives. And it will all be recorded on a datapad that the characters carry around on their expedition. Here are my first two entries. ............................ Day: 001 Log: 001 User: Mil Toska Location: Galactic City, Coruscant Alright, I guess I'll start this off... Mil Toska here - renowned archeologist of Glee Anselm. You may have heard of the Diamond of the Dune Sea. Well you guessed it, that was my find! Earned me my reputation and helped get me to where I am today. There's no greater feeling than uncovering a treasure that's been lost to time. The history, the legacy, the craftsmanship... each find is magnificent in their own way. Plus the pay's pretty good in this line of work! Two days ago I received a delightfully unexpected transmission from Count Takura, the billionaire ruler of House Serenno... Yeah, that guy! He was requesting help in finding one of the galaxy's greatest hidden treasures - the Armor of Azarat. It has a nice ring to it, don't you think? It's a full set of armor once belonging to the ancient Sith Lord from the days of the Old Republic - an era that I am deeply fascinated by. How could I possibly have said no? This could very well end up being the highlight of my career! Our intel places the artifact here on Coruscant below the old Jedi Temple-turned Imperial Palace. Apparently it's in a vault said to have secretly been constructed by Darth Vader himself. How exciting! The fact that Vader was keeping it from the Empire and even the Emperor tells me a lot. It's obviously well hidden if it was never discovered after all those years, especially right under their noses. And why did he keep it from his master? Could he have been planning to overthrow him one day? If the armor held enough power to somehow destroy the Emperor, then... well I don't even know what to say to that. These are just theories, but we must still be cautious. Anyway, I'd best be getting ready. We're setting off once the last members of our crew arrive fashionably late. - End of recording - User: Mil Toska logged out. . . . Day: 001 Log: 002 User: Suvi Tuula Location: Galactic City, Coruscant Um, hey... My name is Suvi Tuula. I'm a scientist specializing in geology, biology, mycology, virology... anything with 'ology' in it really. Let's just say I didn't exactly get out much growing up. And I still don't to be honest, but it's never bothered me. I love my work, and I love making a difference. Life has always fascinated me. It's beginning, it's development, it's end. Beauty and tragedy... I've been lucky enough to witness it all throughout my years of research, which has taken me to countless star systems and introduced me to civilizations I never knew existed. What drew me to this particular job wasn't the credits, unlike most of my other associates here... No, it was the armor. The power it holds, the secrets it has to tell... I could experiment on it for a lifetime! Lord Azarat's armor is believed to have a connection to the Force itself and even pass these powers on to the wearer. I know, I know... I don't believe it all myself, but every myth is grown from some truth. Either way, should the wrong person get their hands on the armor... it could- no would be disastrous. I have no idea what Count Takura wants to do with it, but I can't imagine our ideas will align. I've never been acquainted with any of the crew prior to today, so it's difficult to make any final judgments. I have heard about most of them however. Some are legends in their field who I couldn't be more excited to work with, specifically Mil Toska and Brask Regen who've both contributed a respectable amount to science. The others on the other hand... they don't have the best reputations. Chelli Aphra. Hearing that name was almost enough to turn the job down. She rose to fame for being the most brilliant archeologist of her time. Hah! To me she's nothing more than an incompetent fraud. Everything Aphra touches turns to dust. But I must push my feelings aside if I want to make the most of this expedition. - End of recording - User: Suvi Tuula logged out.