As Dan Sear, Jett Logan, Kip Salvo, and M@-33 escaped with Regal Thul’s insurgents, Krahkhoar was attempting to return to The Zerrikus Gift. After a night of enjoyable companionship Krahkhoar stumbled through the alleys of the entertainment district. He quickly noticed he was being followed and leapt up a fire escape to gain a better view of his stalkers. As the men passed underneath, the old fire escape gave way and the wookie landed in a heap on top of one of the men. Drawing his vibroswords he quickly disarmed, and de-handed, one of the men and sent the other one running scared.
A quick interrogation revealed the men were hired by The Imperial Contact to keep tabs on Khrahkhoar in Iziz. After getting answers Krahkhoar let the man go and headed off to his speeder. Kip, having noticed the two insurgents left stranded, began snaking his transport through side streets in an attempt to pick the men up. He finally caught sight of them being pursued by police, and touched the carrier down nearby. Jett laid down covering fire as the men loaded on, then the insurgents finally made their escape.
Archaeon – still running diagnostics on The Gift – noticed the ship’s sensors detected lifeforms in the hangar. He decided to test out his recently completed stealth generator, after activating the device he triggered the ship’s floodlights and stole down the boarding ramp. At first the hangar seemed empty, but he quickly noticed two hidden men carrying blaster rifles and disguised as engineers. He killed the floodlights and, now blinded, attempted to get closer to one of the men. However he ended up bumping into one of the men and ducked away as the man fired wildly around him. Archaeon ran back onto the Gift and sealed the ship. Using the concealed heavy repeating blaster, Archaeon vaporized one of the men.
After discovering the other man climbing on top of the Gift, Archaeon twisted the ship’s turret suddenly and knocked the man unconscious. Archaeon brought the man onboard, and strapped him down. He quickly learned the man had been hired by an Imperial after the group had met with Grand Moff Laras. Archaeon decided to comm the rest of the team. Kip, having just arrived at a warehouse Regal had directed him to, passed coordinates to Khrahkhoar, and instructed the two to meet him there.
As the party was brought into the old warehouse, the dingy rusted metal quickly gave way to a surprisingly modern tactical center. M@ began triaging injuries, as Kip, Jett, and Dan Sear received a tour. Regal admitted that he was incredibly grateful to the team, and that he was afraid to imagine what might have happened if they hadn’t been there. Once the others had arrived, Regal proceeded to tell them his campaign against the Empire wasn’t an isolated resistance. There were others groups in Iziz, and other groups across the galaxy he was allied with, all of which were opposing the Empire’s tyranny. The group was skeptical that resistance on that scale was possible.
Regal explained that while he trusted them, before he could tell them more, he needed them to accomplish a mission. Regal’s team was primarily using pistols and old hunting rifles as their weapons. They have attempted to contact arms dealers to buy military grade weapons, but the smugglers refused to deal with them. The Bothan assumed the team’s underworld connection would let them complete the deal. He gave them coordinates to a shadowport called Quark’s Hold where the arms dealers operated.
The team set out with a 35,000cr credit line that the insurgents had scraped together. Jett checked a message he received, it was a video call from Dornyza Keel. A former comrade of his brother Fenn Logan, Dornyza heard about Jett’s incident at the Bounty office. She was ashamed of the way his actions were reflecting on the Ragnar Syndicate, and she thought he’d be better off dead. They attempted to stop in the rebel village before heading out of the system. However, a Onderonian patrol craft spotted The Gift’s unusual flight path and followed them. To avoid revealing the villages location the team left the planet immediately, and jumped to the shadowport. The port sat right outside the Onderonian system, in empty space.
As they approached Quark’s Hold and contacted flight control, they used Vorsk Orrander’s name to establish their credentials. They were given access, but also overheard some confused chatter that indicated there were problems on the station. They touched down in one of the landing bays, and waited for a representative to meet them. Minutes passed, and the group finally decided to go find someone. M@, Archaeon, and Dan Sear decided to explore the station while Kip, Krahkhoar, and Jett went to track down the arms dealers.
As they wandered into the heart of the station they found a large converted restaurant module that seemed to act as the heart of the shadowport. However the room was covered with half-assembled weaponry and the bodies of various aliens. Standing in the center of the carnage was Dornzya Keel. Jett asked why she was there, Dorrnzya had been hired to eliminate the dealers after they sold the same weapons to two different groups. After throwing some threats back and forth Jett asked where Fenn had gone. Dornzya briefly mentioned Naboo, but refused to provide any details. The whole station vibrated as several ships skimmed the station, Dornzya suggested the ships might be other spurned parties come to get even with the arms dealers.
Jett drew his rifle – but the Rodian was faster – she sprayed fire at the group. Jett was scorched, and once the flame and smoke had died down the bounty hunter was to the door on the other side of the room. Archaeon, and M@ hacked into one of the storage closets while looking around. Inside they found a hover loader, and some miscellaneous boxes. Instead of pursuing the Rodian hunter, Jett, M@, and Khrahkhoar looked through the nearby boxes to find the weapons they were sent for. They found several crates of KX-80 Repeating Blasters and decided those would due. They commed the others, and Dan Sear decided to run the hover loader over to the guns.
The whole station rocked, as the group saw in various spots hot orange lines slicing through the station walls. The walls blew in as pirates poured onto the station. Dan Sear knocked over one group with the hover loader, and rushed back to help M@, and Archaeon. Kip dashed away from the pirates and headed for the room’s third door. Jett rushed up to the group near him, and tossed a thermal detonator into their midst. He threw himself back as the explosion erupted and a bulkhead slammed down to cut the module off from the vacuum of space. M@, Archaeon, and Dan duck into the closet they had opened and sealed the door behind them. More pirates came from the door Dornyza had escaped through. Khrahkhoar dropped his crate and charged the group.
Archaeon began trying to fortify the door as thumps sounded outside. M@ and Dan – looking for anything useful – were dumbfounded by what they saw in the back of the room. An immaculate suit of powered armor, with blasters mounted on the shoulders, and attached to the wrists.