Still on Manaan. I went round doing the Gumshoe routine around Ahto City, and amongst other things, found out that the guy I need to defend did actually kill the Sith woman he’s being tried for. So I’m not actually sure what it is I now need to do as far as that’s concerned. If I wasn’t so fussed about Light and Dark side points, I’d just go ahead, but I don’t know what will result from it.
Anyway, I had a mission from Roland Wann to get into the Sith Base on Manaan and find some datapad. Got in via a back way (solving some maths puzzles to decrypt a card an the way) and killed a load of Sith. Got what I wanted though. On the way out, I was caught by the Selkath and taken to trial for mass murder of the Sith in the base. Managed to talk my way out of it, though.
Roland then gave me access to a secret submarine which let me get to an underground refinery, which is in ruins and infested with insane Selkaths and loads of battle droids. It wasn’t unlike Resident Evil, actually. Worked my way through there, and outside (alone) in an environment suit. I only had a sonic disrupter thingie to defend myself against some sharks. One huge giant shark was guarding the Star Map there, so to get past it I had to solve an almost Towers Of Hanoi puzzle to overload something and destroy part of the station which was clearly upsetting it. And off out of the depths of the sea I went…
Except for Darth Bandon and two Dark Jedi, who ambushed me on the way back. Luckily, he wasn’t so hard (although he did keep healing himself, which was irritating), and was soon killed. Hurrah! 25 hours into the game now.