After opening the sarcophagus the party descends down the dark and creepy stone stairway. V’tig leads everyone down into a room with some broken vases and a large stone door. Professor looked around the room and could see a slightly less dusty path leading to the door. Without any perceivable way of opening it the Jedi uses the Force to lift the door and it clicks into place at the top of the wall. Keera looked around for something to prop the door open with something, but no one else was concerned about it and all she had was some broken pots anyway. As soon as they all cross through the doorway into the plain stone corridor the door slams down behind them. Proceeding down the hallway they find three doors facing South, West and East. Keera thought they should go West, and V’tig felt they should go South. Considering how jumpy the Jedi had been and the bad joo-joo of this building they decided to try West. V’tig lifted the significantly less heavy stone door with the Force. It opened to another plain stone corridor.
Everyone went forward to see what happened after the turn to the South. Another plain corridor, but with a large stone door like the first entrance. Keera felt rather claustrophobic since she had to hunch in these hallways and took up almost the whole width, not wanting to get stuck again she waited under the door ready to brace it open if necessary. V’tig decided it did not look promising that way and they came back and shut the door and decided to try the one to the South.
Unsurprisingly it led to another plain corridor with a large door at the end. Keera hung to the rear in case they needed to make a quick escape. Just as V’tig prepared to Force lift the door four Sith Apparitions appeared out of nowhere. One attacked him, another attacked Prof, another went after Dak and Freq, and the last at Keera. Assuming it could be just another hallucination, she grabbed at its lightsaber, was blocked and then stabbed through. She tried to hit it and was blocked again. Snarling she yelled “these guys really hurt!!!” Freq turned his pistols on the one by him and shot it repeatedly in the face. Prof followed suit and shot his blaster at the one by him. Dak joined the fire on the one by him and Freq and it started to fall back and simply disappear. V’tig slashed at the one by him and missed it. Angrily, Keera slashed down at the Sith with her vibro-axe breaking through its block and it disappeared as well. Freq started to fire at the one by V’tig, Prof shot at his again and it disappeared. Dak shot at the one by V’tig and as the Jedi slashed again it too disappeared. Keera looked down to examine her wounds, but her suit was undamaged, but she definitely felt the damage inside.
Turning back to the door V’tig lifted it. It opened into a room with large boxes and a sarcophagus. Dak, Professor, and V’tig stepped in and looked around. V’tig got a definite sense that he open the boxes. Dak took his commander’s advice and opened one. FWASH!!! Immediately he was dazed, in pain, blinded, and in overall not too good of shape. Wisely he decided to back the heck away from the box and sit in the corner until he felt better. No one else saw anything actually happen, but clearly he was hurt. Inside they saw a jeweled box and six lightsaber hilts. V’tig grabbed one and tried to ignite it. Clearly the powersource was depleted or missing though. Picking up all the contents of the box he tucked them onto his person and approached the other large box. Still getting the feeling that he should open it, he did so. A glowing, intricate pyramid was inside and he picked it up, utterly fascinated. Everyone else saw him just staring at his empty hand. Prof called out to him, Keera, being tired of all the creepy Force business just wanted someone to smack him out of it. The Jedi heard a voice in his head telling him to just rid himself of these insubordinate clones and he’d be better off on his own. Turning at them he considered how that sounded like a good idea, but swiftly came to his senses and realized they just needed to get out of there and away from the imaginary Sith Holocron.
Returning to the three doorways they decide to try the one to the East. It looks very similar to the one to the West and they all follow down the turn and find another large stone door. V’tig lifts this one open too and they see a room extremely similar to the one they had just left. Dak, being wary of the boxes, doesn’t think they should do a darn thing in the room and cautiously they decide to leave it untouched. They work their way back to the first corridor when Freq stops suddenly. He stares at the wall, and here’s a voice almost calling out to him saying “Here”. Dak tried to get him to move along, but Freq was pretty insistent. Taking out a frag grenade he set a short timer on it and everyone grabbed cover. BOOM! A neat little hole had been blown out of the wall, revealing a stairway.
They all followed down the newly discovered path to see a giant chasm with a rickety, ancient bridge over it and a large door on the other side. Shooting a cable across Professor and Freq went across to the other side. V’tig lifted the door open and they could see a large room with a center podium, more old boxes, and Jedi Master Yana Saxet. They all crossed the bridge very carefully, but safely arrived to the room. As V’tig talked to his master and tried to get her ready to leave she started talking about the real training beginning and the intoxicating power of this place. Having seen enough bad stuff go down in the last couple of hours, V’tig was not digging the tone in her voice. As she turned around looking as if she hadn’t slept in a week with bloodshot eyes, V’tig considered his options briefly before ordering his men to stun her.
Everyone switched their blasters to stun and opened fire. V’tig tried to slow her down in a saber fight but she quickly dealt him a potent blow and he crumpled up to recover. Nearly all of their shots were deflected as she acrobatically dodged through them and vaulted over the Togorian towards the bridge. Keera tried to grab for the Jedi’s lightsaber and instead got blocked and slashed viciously with the blade. She tried to stun her but failed and as everyone else tried to target around Keera, Saxet ran out of their stun range to the other side of the bridge, which she then promptly cut down. Keera took one last shot at the Jedi, failed and ducked out of the way to lick her wounds. Professor tried to pursue her and shot at her as he climbed along the grapple line. They were starting to do a little damage to her, but she was still deflecting a lot of their shots. She cut the line down as well, but Prof managed to hang on as he crashed into the chasm wall and pull himself up. As the clones fired at her they managed to knock her out.
A orange, glowing, apparition fwooshed out of her unconscious body and flew towards them. It attacked Professor and he felt searing pain rushing through his head. V’tig slashed at it and his strike just glided through it like empty air. Keera shot at it, and it went towards V’tig and then disappeared. Everyone was pretty concerned about the spirit possessing him, but mostly, they wanted to get out of that place as fast as humanly possible. They shot another line across. Shimmied over, stabilized Master Saxet and threw her over Keera’s shoulder. They made their way out of the building, through the forest, and back to their ships. Glad to see that they were nearly out of this mess they took to the air and space and reconnoitered on Saesee Tiin’s command cruiser.
They handed over Yana Saxet, the artifacts, and a little bit of lip about how much the mission sucked. Master Tiin was concerned about Saxet and the artifacts, but commended them all on a job well done. He told them to go to the med bay and recover and he’d have a mission for them soon to escort Saxet back to Coruscant. A job well done, but not quite over.