The young Jedi padawans, tasked with the mission to investigate sabotage on Ranlla Trevo, headed to the desolate planet. They met with a bespectacled man by the name of Shar Hedro, who took them to meet with the head of the GIM, Sedura Tommo.
Tommo briefed the padawans about the sabotage, and her suspicions about the rival mining company. She tasked them with investigating an encrypted radio signal believed to be related to the attacks. Her first suggestion was to go to her rival’s geothermal plant to investigate.
The party went in a surface rover with Shar to travel to the facility. A fierce blizzard raged on, making travel difficult. On the second day of the journey, mysterious beasts of the snow overturned the rover, attacking the party and Shar.
Dashing out into the furious blizzard, the party launched an all out assault on two strange beasts of claw and tooth. They proved to be very wily and dangerous foes, and unfortunately knocked (JOHN) unconscious. Thankfully, Oris and (BEN) managed to take one monster down with saber and blaster, while Roon scared the second away with the Force. Unfortunately, Shar had his head bitten off by the beast, and would not be present to guide the padawans any more.
They continued on, mending their wounds, as the road led into a deep canyon. There they found a well, being sampled by a shy cerean environmental engineer. This fellow agreed to fix up the rover. Discussion was brief, but polite. As the party made to leave, a massive explosion destroyed the facility, triggering a massive flood of water from the underlying aquifer. In a desperate attempt to stem the flow, (BEN) and (JOHN) triggered a massive landslide, blocking the road and capping the well. The party yet lived to continue on in the blizzard.
The party finally arrived at the Karus Moz Geothermal Plant, ready for a chance to rest and repair the rover in the plant’s space-garage. However, they were greeted at blaster point by the security detail and accused of blowing up the well. Gedoa Bahar, head of security of plant and belligerent Khil, insisted that they come inside. Using charm and the Force, the Jedi managed to convince Bahar that they had not blown anything up, and that they would not be parting with their light sabers.
Once inside the station, the padawans investigated as best they could, despite a vigilance on the part of the security detail. They were able to locate a datapad belonging to the deceased hydrologist at the well site, but were unable to unlock it. Roon enlisted the help of Dave the IT guy, but cracking the password apparently would take a significant amount of time. During and interview with Gedoa, the PCs noticed several missing persons signs on his bulletin board. They also discovered that Wampas, are non-native to Ranlla Trevo.
In the mean time, the party when on a tour of the facilities under the guidance of an overly keen scientist. While on the tour, they were attacked by a sniper and a Vibroaxe wielding maniac. Beset by blaster fire, an apparently extremely painful axe, and the toxic atmosphere, the padawans fought for their lives. Barlo attempted to dispatch the sniper, (BEN) ran to look for another entrance to the plant, while Roon and Oris fought the axe man. Oris was knocked out in the fight before the fellow, apparently adept in the Force, fled into the plant.
Before fleeing, the maniac took something from the unconscious or dead body of the scientist. The party decided to hang back to recover, planning to pursue the fleeing attackers on their own terms.