The team hid the Prototype ship in the gravity well of a nearby moon. It relayed a message to the other two ships to use the moon to plot a exit course and perform the jump to hyperspace. The Empire’s ships followed those courses and also performed a sensor sweep of the area. Several tie fighters as well as a couple of Z-95 Headhunters were in the area performing the sweep. A few Asteroids caused a little trouble for the Z-95 pilots as they ran into it. They discovered the prototype and engaged the ship. After a brief battle the team was reinforced by Mindy Chest and Yak Zhan flying their own Z-95s. Mindy took several hits and it was ultimately her expert flying that saved her and a lucky shot from the prototype that hit her attacker. The tie fighters did some pretty good damage to the prototype but in the end the team crushed the opposition. After the battle Mindy and Yak docked with the prototype. The team was in the middle of accessing damage and status when a communication came in for Jedi Jax.Communication
A Deep Rich Voice cuts across the comms in a recorded message.
“To “Jedi” Jax…. and I use the term loosely. I am most impressed with your recent theft of the Prototype at the shipyards. I am sure your former Master Janistan would be sooooo pleased with your progress in his ancient tradition. You have thwarted me for the last time and I am more than positive that you did so unknowingly. Let me spell it out for you since you will have no idea what I am talking about. That is my ship you are on. I had it commissioned. Too bad you couldn’t wait until the hyper drive was installed. My technician keeps me informed of all changes lucky for me he was not onboard when you took off on my ship. Imagine my surprise to find out someone had the gall to steal my ship. You all left trails a baby could follow and it only took a few questions of the proper people to gain your name.
I should have you removed from existence…. but I am not a murder as your former Master would have you believe. I know nothing I say will change your mind of that fact so I will not waste my time doing so. I will however, give you a once in a lifetime opportunity…………… cease your quest of me and leave my ship at the coordinates I will give you after I have your pledge to end your chase of my being. Leave a message at this general channel within 1 hour. I will be monitoring the channel and if I hear the words “I so Pledge”, then I know it will be your agreement to the terms.
Take this time to think it over. If you think me powerless to stop you then think again. THAT IS MY SHIP THE FIRST THING I HAD THEM DO WAS MAKE IT SO I COULD FIND IT ANYTIME I WANTED. SPEAK TO WHOEVER MIGHT BE ONBOARD ANY TIME I WANTED. I WILL TURN THE COORDINATES OVER TO THE EMPIRE AND CDF SO FAST IT WILL MAKE YOUR HEAD SPIN. THEY WILL TAKE YOU INTO CUSTODY AND THEN YOU WILL BE MINE TO DO WITH AS I PLEASE.
By the way murder is bad business and I know you didn’t mean to murder Julius but that doesn’t make it any less heinous. Murder is murder and if I were you… I wouldn’t go back to Yag’Dhul anytime soon as there is a warrant for you and your accomplices.
If you are smart you will get out of this game and go find a life somewhere. Get a wife and raise a whelp. Basically I am saying amateur hour is over and it is time to live a long and safe life.
To your continued health and good sense I look forward to hearing those 3 tiny words. The clock is ticking.”
The team decided to buy some time by responding to the message with the three words just prior to the time limit. While they were scanning for devices, fixing the hyperdrive and blind jumping to hyperspace. They believe they found the tracking device and made a jump but they do not know where they jumped to.