501st Journal - Polis Massa: "Birth of the Rebellion"Edit
By the time of the raid on Polis Massa, the men of the 501st started to get a little sick of this so-called "rebellion." In the past, we'd secretly enjoyed putting down a local insurrection or two; they kept the troops sharp and the Empire feared. But these rebels were different: they were organized, they were growing, and they were everywhere. The raid on Polis Massa was a perfect example of how things were starting to fall apart. We were supposed to go in, wipe out a small band of rebels, and recover some stolen Imperial plans on an encrypted holodisk. Before we knew it, we were nearly overrun with Rebel forces, with the holodisk nowhere to be found.
As ordered by the Imperial Officer:
1.) "All right, men, Lord Vader wants this raid done by the book. Our first objective is the comm center just beyond this hangar."
2.) "Nicely executed, troops. Now it's time to make our way to the Base Command building on the far side of the facility. If our intelligence is right, along the way we'll find a Rebel holodisk containing some very important plans."
3.) "It will take time to realign the comm dish and transmit the data from the holodisk. You'll have to hold off the rebels until the transmission is complete. You cannot let the comm facility fall into enemy hands."
4.) "Deep within the caverns of this complex, the Rebels have a databank that holds Imperial encryption codes that can be used to eavesdrop on our ship-to-ship communications. Make your way to the caverns and destroy the databank."
5.) "I've got good news and bad news. The good news is that it's time to get off this dreary rock. The bad news is that the Rebels have taken over the hangars. We'll have to fight our way out."
6.) "Our raid is a success. And even though the holodisk didn't have the plans we were looking for, it will lead us to someone who does."
Though the Polis Massa raid was only a partial success, we finally had a lead on the whereabouts of the Death Star plans, which is suited the 501st just fine.