Ray and Maya bring up the rear following closely with glowrods in each of their hands. The glow of the datapad off of Drax’s face showed them that he was following the map down to the second of the two doors to the south. With a snap hiss of his lightsaber, the green glow of the datapad was replaced with the red eerie glow of the lightsaber. Ray said, “Aren’t you even gonna try it before you cut a hole in it?” Drax replied, “And miss an opportunity to use this thing?” With that he plunged it headlong into the blast door. As he slowly twisted it and pulled it along, he overheard Maya whisper to Ray, “Doesn’t he look like the Emperor in that light?”
Soon, the slag of metal fell inward allowing the trio to duck and step inside the room labeled as the generator room. Behind the door, the room was roughly 12 meters by 20 meters. The room houses the academy’s power generator, a huge cylindrical turbine. Close inspection reveals that it is damaged beyond salvation. A smaller turbine nearby is the backup generator, and it is mostly intact. It can be powered on from the computer in the control room or by connecting a datapad directly to it and issuing the activation commands. The backup generator has only enough juice to power one level of the academy at a time, and since the top floors no longer exist, Ray thinks they can use it to power one of the two sublevels. The largely empty room also has a functioning repulsor sled, which the heroes can use to haul their gear around.
Ray kneels down in front of the backup generator and proceeds to try to hook up a blaster pack to it for power. (roll)
While he does that, Maya takes the opportunity to respark the conversation from earlier. “So Seven, didn’t I hear you say that your Master Queen Chentri was assassinated on her HUSBAND’S orders?”
Seven-Ay’s eyes lit up as though he’d been asked his first question in 12 years.
“Why YES milady…he was a fairly surly creature. Always brooding in his separate quarters. I tried to tell My Lady Kirian that she could do better, even if he WAS descendant of a long dead planet’s empire. She, of course, wouldn’t…”
Maya cut him off. “Yes, yes…you mentioned that…and he threw you into the caverns to hide, what I presume was the only evidence of his crime…”
“Well, milady, I don’t like to presume much, but I was the only witness to the conversation between he and the Sith assassin. After the assassination, upon my urging, Lady Chentri had programmed me on her death to hide in these tombs…but His majesty sent his goons after me and they decided to send me into the caverns … face first and in pieces!” The droid almost looks as though he might cry.
“And Seven…I don’t think I caught the name of your master’s husband…the one that did this to you and her.”
“Oh, milady…I don’t think I could forget…even if I had my memory erased! It was Lord Mobodu’wan…Bodo Mobodu’wan…”
Maya grins as she eyes Drax coolly.