The Recovery

2 ABY – 06 Echo – 13 Zheliday (Tython). R3-M3 (Remme) lands the Green  in the clearing and the party quickly climbs aboard. A trail of smoke can be seen in the sky from the Gamma Class ATR-6 Assault Transport indicating a possible solid explosion from ' improvised grenade. The Green needs a place to hide.

, concerned about a counter-strike flies at treetop level and eventually finds an inset in a canyon about 50 km from the temple site. He side slips the ship under the cover of a high canopy of trees in an ancient rocky alcove with a ground-level clearing.

Not long after, the arrives in the form of an Imperial  Class , which enters into high altitude orbit and assumes station over the temple site. Kantarra monitors the situation and after about an hour the ship leaves its station and ascends out of planetary orbit. The canyon niche did its job. As night falls, Kantarra sees a ring of torches form around the ship. She exits out onto the plateau and is suprised to find a band of Flesh Raider warriors closing in on the ship. With vibroknife in hand she stealthily confronts one — who, as luck would have it, is the raiding party leader. The Flesh Raiders want the ship to leave their holy land. Kantarra cuts a deal that they will be gone by next nightfall and the Raiders recede. The clearing, as it turns out, is a gathering place for conducting Flesh Raider burial rites.

Morning comes and Remme's repairs to the appear complete. Even though Kantarra wants to get off planet as quickly as possible, is compelled to head back to the temple site. Satisfied that the  Class  is no longer in orbit, flies the Green  back to and lands in temple clearing. He proceeds to scavenge what he can from the Ubese, finding a complete set of and a in the processes. Together, Kantarra and decide to give Lorik Feryss a proper cremation based on an illustration in a text that Cheebs had in his possession. The give Lorik his last rites and Remme expresses her dismay at the loss of her former master.

With a load of loot and a sense that they've done the right thing, the party boards the Green to make its first test jump to Keeara Major System.

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