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.
Cheebs hammers out favorable terms with Gok-Tok for purchase of the Porgatu, and he drafts a profit-sharing plan for the crew. After a quick detour to test their new weapons systems – and a strange close call when they drop out of hyperspace in the path of a Star Destroyer – they arrive at Phaseera. Kantarra fills them in on her job there: A type of “hit” which, for the first time, the rest of the crew prepares to help her with.