(This adventure takes place on a refueling stop between Geonosis and Erithea.)
Dropping out of hyperspace near a lava planet, the team noticed a sudden case of critically low fuel. Checking the maps and logs of the planet, they decided to put into a lightly-populated mining zone in order to barter for more fuel and resupply.
Hoping to find a rough-and-tumble tavern, they were disappointed when they discovered an empty docking yard choked with soot and toxic fumes. Holding their breath as best they could, they hurried into the installation, looking for shelter and some sign of habitation.
Unfortunately, the mining camp was empty and dark. In fact, it seemed seriously disused and dusty, as if no one had been there in months. They discussed flying on, but Nat noticed some tracks and movement, so they decided to hunt for a central command station to secure the fuel.
The voices began not long after. Voices in their heads – visions of future and potential events. The only thing that these hallucinations had in common was that they preyed on the deeply-held fears of the heroes.
What happened next is unclear. It’s different, depending on who tells the story. First, items started disappearing – literally melting away – once shadow fell upon them. Next, the doctor and the Twi’lek girl vanished into the warrens after visions drove the doctor to madness.
Left alone, Nat and J’artan tried to locate a power station to reactivate the lights and doors. They found a map, and this led them to a terminal that showed a slightly different map, with a more centralized power station. Meanwhile, the voices and visions grew worse and more bloody, and when J’artan turned around, he was alone.
Nat was also alone, and the Doctor was quickly separated from the Twi’lek girl. Soon, all the heroes began to see images of a strange, grey-skinned man wielding a deadly lightsaber. These apparitions proved to be mere illusions, and the party reunited after a short scuffle led to Nat losing his weapon in a forsaken hallway.
Needing to escape, they decided to make their way to the substation to open exterior doors. There, they found the source of the illusions – the Sith manipulator, who had been using his power to try to break the heroes. He offered them a chance to serve him, which the heroes politely declined by way of a hail of blaster fire.
Several heroic and extremely unlikely actions later, the Sith lay vanquished on the power station’s catwalk, his lightsaber vanished into the darkness below. The heroes flipped on the power only to have the generator overload, blowing up catwalks and causing the Sith to disappear, seemingly through dark Force powers. They fled the base to find the Twi’lek girl safely refueling the ship from an automated station they hadn’t noticed on the way in. They climbed in the ship and flew – toward Erithea, and what they hoped would be an easier port of call.