Beginning Location: Prototype ship Star Seeder, Hyperspace
Star Seeder had begun its maiden voyage, part of the Galactic Republic’s ongoing mission, Project Home. This first part of the mission was to show ongoing support for war-ravaged people by giving them new places to live. A private scout had found a very bountiful system, with the 3 suns and all solid planets to colonize, and officials jumped at the news.
Once in Hyperspace, the Captain, a Duros named Captain Zoot noticed problems with the report on the system, in that had seemed far too perfect. All of the planets solid base with perfect orbits and years, None with any sign of inhabittance.
Setzer, a Selkath on board who made himself a part of the security crew, overheard most of this discussion with the Republic on the other end. Of note, the Captain was quick to discount the report as being faked to make easy money.
Coming out of Hyperspace, Star Seeder quickly ran into trouble as it ran right into an asteroid field. Bracing for impact and entering immediate Damage Control, Setzer was able to save the ship from total destruction with the help of an Etiquette Class Protocol Droid, belonging to a Spynet operative.
As the crew was busy taking care of the ship, two Jedi, a Nagai named Krai and a Herglic named Jumon was able to help calm the passengers. In the process, they had found a sick girl named Rolis, who was incredibly strong in the Force for her age. Her parents confessed that they had defected from the Sith Empire, leaving the planet of Karrisa, fearing her daughters death at the hands of the Sith’s training. Her condition had been worsening over the past two years since they had left, and the local medical expert, Doctor Gilmour, could only make observations of what he saw, but no conclusions as to why. Essentially, it was akin to her body being slowly suffocated or starved. Speaking with the Jedi Council member Master Lorza, Krai had found that it is likely the cause of a powerful Sith curse, which can only be undone within a location of strong Light force pressence, such as in the temple on Coruscant.
After the emergency was over, the Herglic had noted that an oddly high number of Cathar were present on the ship, and that one young, seemingly wealthy Cathar seemed to be electing herself in charge. This observation continued as the Star Seeder reached orbit and unloaded its cargo. It was here that three Trandoshan brothers were found to be more interested in hunting than they were in defending the people as they were originally hired to do.
As the Etiquette Class Droid “wandered” out of the main encampment being built, he heard word from the brothers that a clearing existed beyond the woodland area they had been exploring, along with evidence of spears and other primitive weapons.
Later in the evening, the camp had been attacked by a pair of mysterious, ancient droids. It was discovered that they had spoken Rakata, an mysterious and forgotten language. They sought the people of the encampment as slaves, and any Force Sensitives were to be used as “experiments”.