BLACK SUN RISING
Edge: Season 2: Episode 4: Black Sun Rising
Black Sun Rising is an adventure for the Star Wars: Edge of the Empire roleplaying game. It is designed as a prelude and setup for the adventure Under a Black Sun and covers a possible set of activities players can undertake that will ultimately land them in the Black Sun Facility at the start of the aforementioned adventure.
Written by Dave “RebelDave” Brown with additional editing and development by Ian “GM Hooly” Houlihan
Expand the Adventure
Prepping the Adventure
Read the Module
When reading Black Sun Rising the Game Master is encouraged to read the entire adventure module. Game Masters are also encouraged to read Under a Black Sun the follow-up sequal adventure so they for foreshadow events from that adventure as well.
Other Rules to Consider
Running the Investigation: It is recommended that you also take a look at the “Running an Investigation” rules found in the Bounty Hunter Supplement Book, No Disintigrations pg. 75, but also in the Sentinal Supplement Book, Endless Vigil pg. 80.
Urban Environments: It is recommended that you also take a look at the “Bringing Urban Environments to Life” rules in Endless Vigil pg. 66.
Slicing Encounters: In Act 2: the party will be conducting a slicing encounter. It is encouraged that the GM review the Slicing rules in both the Technician Supplement Book, Special Modifications on page 86 and the Spy Supplement Book, Cyphers and Masks pg. 82
Review Player Adventure Logs
Long Arm of the Hutt: Act 2: Geonosian Negotiations: The Game Master can check a player’s Adventure Log to see if the players encountered the Black Sun representative at the Duke Piddok’s party and if so may want to place this NPC at the end of the adventure in an encounter at the Black Sun Base.
One Shot First: A Chance of Turbulence: The Game Master should pay attention to the fate of Ranem “The Glove” Tiiv and if the PCs saved him or allowed him to die. This will matter as it puts the players in a positive or negative light with Black Sun and determines if the PCs are on the Radar of Black Sun.
How to Introduce the Characters
The Baron: Recently, the Baron learned that Black Sun was behind the theft of Project Decoy, the Human Replica Droid Project his Rebel Cell was involved in developing on Avalon Space Station in the Corellian Sector. The Baron is taking a position to move against Black Sun as a Result and in refocusing his efforts more in the CORE. This is especially true with the recent realization that a member of the Baran Do Sage Order is being held by the Emperor himself and being used as a Precognitive tool to assist the Emperor in his machinations and efforts to break into the World Between Worlds and Dominate the Galaxy for an Eternity. This has caused the Baron to make alliances with Rival Syndicates of the Black Sun who also operate in the CORE. Hence fourth he is making this deal with the Pykes.
- Travel to Coruscant
- Locate and Gain Entry to the Black Sun Building
- Access the Black Sun Secure Network Database
- Locate the Baran Do Sage & Bounty Hunter/Pirate who attacked the Pyke’s shippment
Ways to Expand the Adventure
Location of the Baran Do Sage: While in the Black Sun’s systems the Baran wants to know everything he can about what the Black Sun knows about the Baran Do Sage being held by the Emperor, he wants to confirm that Prince Xizor is infact the leader of Black Sun, and the location of Dr. Simonelle who is running the Human Replica Droid Project for Black Sun creating Guri.
2 Advantage will confirm that Price Xizor is the leader of Black Sun
Triumph will tell any of the following
- The Baran Do Sage is being held in the ancient Sith Shrine below the Jedi Temple
- Prince Xizor is the leader and has a rivalry with Darth Vader
- Dr. Simonelle was killed by Guri after her construction
Recommended Next Adventures to Run
Edge: Season 2: Episode 5: Under a Black Sun
Black Sun Rising Story Rewards
Story Elements are to be documented on the Player Character’s Adventure Logs as proof of what story elements they have completed during game play.
What Information did the PCs gather for the Baron about Project Decoy, the leadership of the Black Sun, and the location of the Baran Do Sage survivor.
Were the PCs able to collect the information on the bounty hunter for black sun?
NPC / Adversaries
|Objective Complete||XP Earned|
|Gathering Supplies||5 xp|
|Locating the Black Sun Base on Coruscant||5 – 10 xp|
|Getting the Intel for The Baron||5 xp|
|Getting the Intel for the Pyke on the Bounty Hunter||10 xp|
|Additional Encounters||5 xp|
|Good Roleplaying||1 – 5 xp|