Star Wars: Shadow War

Even Shadows Have Light

Once the heroes are in hyperspace and Galak’s severed arm is stable, their mysterious Jedi ally tells the, her story:

“My name is Ahsoka Tano and I know you have little reason to trust me. The Jedi are dead, and the Empire is everywhere. I’m here to tell to you that you’re wrong. Given time a new hope will rise, and Palpatine and Vadar will fall. I’m here to make sure that happens when the time is right.

“I felt you on Sel Zonn Station when tracking a smuggler by the name of Mayam. I could sense the Force around you, almost as if you were a fulcrum of energy. I saw you assist Mayam, knew that the Living Force was at work, and decided to provide what assistance I could.

“After Dac, I lost you briefly and had to trust the Force to guide me back to you and arrived on Cato Neimoidia just just hours ago. The planet’s change a lot since I was last here. It’s also the burial ground of a very special friend of mine…”

She pauses for a moment as if giving a mourning prayer.

“What did Mayam give you? I’ve been tracking her from Coruscant since she first broke into the Imperial Archives. What did she steal?"

The heroes tells their own story since they all meet above Dac and, feeling the Force guide their actions, hand over a datapad with the file they pulled from Reme.

After reading through the document, Ahsoka looks grim. “I have no idea what to make of this. I think you need to contact this Senator Val. I’ve heard of her before, and I can assure you she is no friend of the Empire or Palpatine. But before you do that, I would like to make you an offer."

She tells them that though she left the Jedi Order shortly before the end of the Clone Wars, she is very much loyal to its ideals and the Republic. She has been working on building a network of likeminded individuals to help pave the way for the rebirth of the Jedi and the Republic when the new hope emerges.

Her group is known as the Jedi Shadows after an ancient Jedi sect that fought the Dark Side by skulking in the shadows to preserve the light. She has also teamed up with the Antarian Rangers, a group of non-Force sensitive individuals who, during the time of the Republic, used their resources to help and protect the Jedi whenever possible. Like the few Jedi remaining, the Antarian Rangers have been hunted to near extinction.

Ahsoka introduces the heroes to Koth Kre’fey, an aging Bothan who is the head of the Antarian Rangers in the Corellia system. They explain offer to shelter the heroes while the Empire’s interest in them dies down. Ashoka also offers to train any who are interested in the ways of the Jedi.

When the heroes show Ahsoka the lightsaber taken from Igren Demos, she falls into reverently silent and delicately cradles the hilt. In a soft voice, she explains that its the blade of Jedi Master Plo Kloon, the member of the last Jedi Council and the one who found and took her into the Order. She believes it was the will of the Force that they find Master Plo’s blade, and explains that they should wield it with honor and pride.

A few days later, through channels and contacts supplied by the Antarian Rangers, the heroes reach out to Senator Lyn Val, who agrees to meet with them on Corellia in four weeks time.


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