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.
Cruising toward the asteroid belt, the crew builds a makeshift decoy. Entering the belt, their sensors are wiped out, the decoy doesn’t seem to trigger any reaction, and they lose track of it. Groping blindly, the Porgatu suddenly passes through a magnetic field and discovers a blasted Imperial base inside. They are bounced by 3 strange TIE designs, but they use their new weaponry to good effect and blast all three. Suddenly a hulking ghost ship appears and catches them in a tractor beam.
The Porgatu & its attackers cease fire and are soon joined by an entire fleet of damaged vessels arriving insystem. It’s the “Gamma Group” of the infamous Rebel Alliance! The Rebels – including *their* G-1A, tracking them from Phaseera – are keenly interested in the shipment of Trionex the party recovered from Pirin. The Porgatu arranges a trade for salvaged weaponry, docks with one of the capital ships, and begins repairs. They agree to go along with the Rebels as the fleet jumps outsystem. C4-BL3 upgrades their computer security.