After missing for a week, Exal had returned to the Enclave. She is now under suspicion by everyone due to the events that have occurred recently. She claims she was rendered unconscious in a cave while training yet the facts prove contrary.
The Jedi were also (unofficially) invited to a Town Hall Meeting by Galen Brey in order to defend themselves from the wild accusations of a nearby farming town being massacred. There they found out a red-skinned woman razed the town by a surviving witness. Kendra spoke on the Jedi’s behalf pleading that they be allowed to prove themselves innocent and to be accepting of them to part of the community. A vote was to be conducted by the townspeople whether to reject the Jedi and accept Administrator Markov’s martial law or to accept the Jedi and deny martial law; Galen gave his two cents to the community prior to the vote about accepting the Jedi despite the hardships as they are an adaptable people which swayed a lot of the township’s members to ultimately vote in favor for the Jedi.
Before parting, the Jedi confronted Markov about combining their efforts in the investigation. However, Markov denied this request citing the fact that Jedi could “tamper” with the findings and felt it should be better if the investigation was done independently but they could compare the results when both sides gather enough evidence.
As the Jedi gathered together, they investigated the ruins of the razed town. A surprise attack was sprung as a small squad of raiders attacked the Jedi. The Jedi managed to fend off the attack and capture a prisoner. Faefiri also managed to find a datapad with disturbing information: the Raiders planned to use all of their forces to attack the Jedi Enclave! Along with that information, Galen reports that with the recent raider events, Markov has went ahead with declaring martial law on the community and has isolated everyone. He has also forbidden the Jedi to approach the premises or they would be shot on sight!
Will the Jedi be able to find enough time to fortify their nearly reconstructed Enclave? Can their trust in Exal be warranted considering the recent events that have occurred? What will the relations between the Khoonda Community and the Jedi be should they survive this onslaught? Stay tuned to find out!