The Porgatu crew gathers intel on their target and other mysterious players in a game they don’t fully understand. The droids find evidence that Nix’s faction is in turn watching the party, and C4-BL3 fries their spying astromech. Eventually they hatch a plan to pose as buyers of the target’s stolen tech – but when they speak to him, they learn of the tech’s sinister nature. In a sudden turn of events, the party agrees to spirit the target offworld – just as a rival faction bursts into the Ugly Bantha with guns blazing.
While Kantarra “delays” the Metatheran thugs, Cheebs & C4-BL3 follow Crag and recover the camtono with a threatening aura. Meeting back up at the Porgatu, they were tailed and noted the Nautolan heading for a nearby docking bay. Launching into orbit, they see a gunship follow. Cheebs lays a trap for their pursuer at a planetoid in the nearby Gizer system. Kantarra reveals a dark bargain struck with Crag. But lying in ambush they are in turn surprised by the early arrival of 4 starfighters which come in from all sides of the planetoid with ECM jamming blaring. The Porgatu opens fire, badly damaging 2 of the craft, but one of the unknown starfighters lands laser blasts on the shuttle, sending it into a spin.
The crew starts to prep for its next job, listening for rumors of the “ghost ship” Gen. Syndulla set them to find. C4-BL3 is dazzled by a chance meeting with a personal hero, an INN reporter, but the others whisk him away before he can give her any data. Kantarra’s contact arrives, and the hand-off and job payment comes off without a hitch. They launch, heading outsystem, acquiring and compiling data to help them in their upcoming search of Ambria’s asteroid belt.
Located in orbit around Ambria III, The Back Room is an ancient spaceport that once served as the transfer point between surface mining operations and out system transport. No longer serving that purpose, it is now a private outpost in a largely forgotten system that serves as a waypoint, refueling and supply outpost for traders and …