C4-BL3 & Cheebs extricate themselves from the Thrifty’s clearing and get away clean, thanks to the droideka’s covering fire … and the sudden appearance of Kiarra’s ship overhead. Seeing the Imperial assault ship lift off, they double back for a quick parts raid on the Thrifty. Returning to the Porgatu, they finish hyperdrive repairs and start fixing the hatch & droideka while C4-BL3 deploys his droid listening array to stay on alert.
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.
The party performs all their planned repairs and upgrades themselves at Kirian Shipworks. The party seeks a buyer for their illicit cargo of battledroids but balks, getting a bad vibe from the interested party. Vaha Nacc advises them regarding ship registrations and updates and gives them details on their next Kirian Shipworks mission. Kantarra also lines up a potential job further rimward.
2 ABY – 06 Echo – 31 Centaxday (Ktil). Repairs proceed. C4-BL3 restores communications only to be alerted to a mysterious ping on an obscure frequency at a consistent interval of 10 minutes. According to his analysis, the signal is not emanating from the temple but from behind the ship. Despite the encroaching darkness, they …
Finishing their repairs, the party lifts off in the refurbished Porgatu and jumps to Pirin without incident. They’re cleared to land at the abandoned KonGar facility on the far side of the depressed industrial wreck of a planet. Exploration and select looting ensues, interrupted only by a hungry nexu that takes a small bite out of Kantarra.