Star Wars: Rebirth

An Explosive Arrival

When the party reached Duro, they received a transmission from a Duros who claims to be part of the UDS; or U Durosu Soka. The UDS is a group of guerilla fighters who are fighting against others who would harm Duro’s environment, and it just so happened that they were targeting Emeriss Arms’ outpost for attack; due to their involvement with helping out a notorious starship corporation on Duro known as Oo Durosoo Virrnu Zalonu, or ODVZ. In particular, the name of the Duros who contacted the party was a small time leader of the UDS named Oot.

Oot claimed that they caught wind of one of Senlet’s transmissions, figuring that since the party got a man inside; that the party was an enemy of Emeriss. Oot suggested to the party that they should fly in in their starship, and lay waste with their weapons while the UDS comes out of the words. The party accepted to go with Oot’s plan, but before Oot ended the transmission; he looked at Kader and winced.

Meanwhile, Senlet climbed through the ventilation ducts where he saw a lone Duros in prison; the room where the starship parts were stored, a meeting between many races; and a room full of computers. Before Senlet reported where the Thrusters were, and then look to hiding away.

The following fight was deadly, with Simon destroying both of the transport ships in an explosive way that further disadvantaged the guards, before the UDS came out of the woods to finish the guards closest to the forest.

When the fight ended, Oot approached Kader calling him “Rok’Ulor”. Kader insisted that Rok’Ulor is no longer, and that Rok’Ulor was done with being involved in this war. Oot let Kader’s insistence slide, and continued to try to figure out how to get the door open.

Orwell and Polis tried with brute strength, but finally; Taral burned through a bit of the door with his lightsaber, while Simon lobbed a missile at the door opening; splitting the door wide open.

The guards on the other side tried to get the astromech droids to activate the other battle droids, but they got finished off; and shortly after, the soldiers got finished off as well.

Simon rushed off to try to reactivate the battle droids to fight alongside the back, while the party discussed their next course of action.

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To Rescue Senlet

Senlet sent a message to the party, telling the party that he planned on infiltrating what little of Emeriss’ base on Duro that he can to find the Thrusters of the Clawcraft. Once the Thrusters are secure, Senlet will detonate the replica parts.

The problem lied in the fact that the party did not know exactly where on Duro Emeriss’ base was. So the party had to infiltrate Sics’enuluo’hassiss’ office to obtain the coordinates. Figuring that everybody coming at once would compromise the stealth mission, Hartel and Issilum both volunteered to obtain the information from Enul’s office.

Meanwhile, the party got to fly the Verpine Nest ship for the first time. On the ship, Orwell experienced a lot of space sickness; Kader made himself at home by drinking the ship’s extensive stores of cheap Coruscant beer in between helping Zendral drive the ship. Polis tried asking Kader about himself, but Kader kept himself shut. The rest of the party sat back and waited to get to Duro and hear word from Issilum and Hartel.

The party did encounter an Emeriss freighter making its way towards Coruscant’s star however, but they chose to not waste time; and make haste towards Duro.

Meanwhile, Hartel arrived in a suit to infiltrate Enul’s office; while Issilum rushed into the vents. Hartel tried to lure Enul out of his office by knocking on the door while invisible, but Enul continued to sit in his desk. At which point, Hartel rushed back into the elevator while it was still open so that his Cloak can wear off.

While that happened, Issilum found a different unused office. Once Hartel infiltrated the security room and powered the security cameras down, Issilum made his move; and downloaded a program that allowed for the computer to access other’s computers, especially Enul’s computer. With careful movements, Issilum managed to slice into Enul’s computer; and obtain the coordinates for the Emeriss base on Duro, but also; Issilum managed to get a hold of a few important looking messages on Enul’s computer.

Once Issilum obtained the documents, Issilum walked out of the office; and Hartel turned the cameras back on.

Back in the base, Issilum transmitted the messages to Zendral so that Zendral can translate the Cheunh into Basic. While the coordinates were laid out easily, the messages were extensive.

What the messages talked of was multi-fold:

1. Emeriss knows of the party and their deeds, and had been spying on them for a little bit.
2. Emeriss and the Galactic Axis are working together, and are both controlled by the same “owner”.
3. The Galactic Axis requested that Emeriss help to look for the family of Arken Taro.

As the party processed the messages, the Nest went out of hyperspace; and now overlooks Duro.

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Senlet In Spaaaaaaaaaaaace!

The party woke up early in the morning to E5 and Rixx providing the finishing touches to the starship parts. The party arrived to hear a news report about how a large influx of kidnapped people in the last 20 years were force sensitive. Meanwhile, the party got themselves ready for the big day; only for there to be a lot of drama in between.

The party told Verin that he had to go down with Harbu until the situation is less dangerous. Verin proclaimed that he was now part of the team, and that he had to see the situation through; but a deal was still struck. After hiding with Harbu for the operation, Verin is to come back and help the party through whatever situations may arise. The party, by and large; accepted.

In the meanwhile; Taral, Visase, and Hartel gathered around the starship parts to mimic the darkside aura surrounding the other parts. All 3 experienced the Dark Side, and memories of their succumbing to the Dark Side in their own way. Once the ritual was done, the effects were a resounding success, such that even the most disbelieving members of the team felt the presence being “off”.

Once that happened, E5 began molding 74 blocks of detonite into the crevices of the machine. While doing so, Verin tried to give Henea a chance to leave and go home; to which Henea started screaming at Verin about how Verin already put her in danger. Once done, Henea stormed off to her room; while Verin sat defeated in the hangar.

Issilum tried to give Verin good advice, but Verin wasn’t listening to it too much; much to Issilum’s frustration. Meanwhile, Zendral tried to talk to Henea; but Zendral instead got Henea’s life story.

While all that unfolded, Kader and Senlet each had a cigarette; not wanting anything to do with teen drama.

Eventually, Henea slapped Verin across the face and told Verin not to put her in danger again. From there, Issilum took them; as well as Rixx, Korot, and the real starship parts to Harbu’s Banished compound.

From there, the party plotted their next course of action by getting in touch with Sics’enuluo’hassiss. Senlet and Enul worked out a meeting place- being at Bolbuk Starport’s Platform 51 in CoCo Town. Senlet rushed inside the transport with the starship parts loaded in, and then Senlet flew off to his destination.

Senlet met up with a well groomed Chiss along with 4 other guards wearing Emeriss uniform. Senlet managed to convince the Chiss to increase the pay to 550,000 Credits. After that, the Chiss said that he would check to see if the parts are still in working order before he ships the money over. Before a real fight could break out though, the platform suddenly became covered in food trucks serving Dentari food; on Sics’enuluo’hassiss’ Credit Chip Code.

While the well groomed Chiss argued that he didn’t purchase anything of the sort, Senlet ran inside of the Chiss’ ship up in an alcove; where the Chiss’ labor droids loaded the replica pieces, and then set off for Duro; where the well groomed Chiss said that the last piece, the Thrusters were.

When everything got loaded up however, the well groomed Chiss called Sics’enuluo’hassis that the parts were loaded and are ready to be taken to Duro. Enul said to “Csalo” that he did a good job. Senlet’s last message was, “Change of plan, I am on board the ship; going straight to Duro.”

The party now stands in E5’s hideout, plotting their next course of action.

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Sicsing a Plan Together

Staring over the devastated body of Rixx, the party plotted what to do with his brain. Many were in favor of putting Rixx down, but Visase suggested putting his brain into a less dangerous droid body. After some debates, the party agreed to putting Rixx’s brain into the droid body; and then handing the droid over to Harbu the Mandalorian. Rixx seems to have submitted to his fate, being happy enough that he was allowed to survive.

On the way, Hartel called a contact for a droid body; while the party gathered the spoils to load into Gunja’s bus. Gunja was watching another dirty movie, before Polis smashed his holo projector. The party managed to get both the wings and the two surviving battle droids on the bus somehow, before Gunja took off; driving his bus upside down as he was before. Hartel called for Gunja to return to the Niad Spaceways Starport.

When Gunja arrived, he complained at the lack of parking for his bus; and told Hartel that he was going to need to jump down. Hartel did jump down, and found his contact with the droid body. After competing the transaction, Gunja said on the comlink that stopping the bus there was against the law; and Hartel was going to have to jump. With Gunja flying quickly about 4 meters up, it would take the Force for Hartel to make it. Fortunately, Hartel can use the Force; and managed to jump just as the bus was getting into view. Of course, it was through the window Issilum was sitting by; but Issilum managed to dodge out of the way, while Taral quickly opened the window with the force before Hartel landed inside with the astromech droid body.

Then Gunja happily proclaimed that he didn’t have to park a block away after all, before he steered the bus back to E5’s place.

When the party arrived, they dispersed and did some things around the base. Polis corrected Verin’s wrestling form, while Kader walked to the sidelines and started smoking a cigarette; not wanting anything to do with anyone.

E5 opened up a message to the party, proclaiming that Sics’enuluo’hassiss knows that they have the Nsiss Clawcraft parts; but seems open for negotiations.

Polis immediately suggested just giving them the parts laced with explosives, and the party as a whole liked that idea. Senlet was iffy, thinking that the real parts can help to provide insights into what the space platform is capable of; but did enjoy the prospect of blowing up Emeriss as well.

The party then decided on making replica parts and delivering those to Emeriss with explosives laced on it. While the party is still thinking of the kinds of explosives to be used, the party came up with displacing the tracking devices embedded within the ship parts; but also who was going to deliver the package.

The party settled on Senlet being the negotiator, going in as one of the Tusken Raiders who wanted to get back at those who killed his friends. As an escape plan, Gunja would go in and be himself. Polis wasn’t a fan, but Zendral reminded Polis of how good Gunja was at sowing chaos.

Zendral fit Rixx into the droid body, and got Rixx into helping E5 make the ship parts; while the party retired to their beds.

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Rixx in Peace

After the initial battle with the cyborgs at the entrance, the party slowly converged into the surgery room where they discussed their next plan of attack.

Issilum had uploaded the security camera footage, revealing the locations of the other cyborgs in the compound. The party planned out their moves on the other cyborgs, when Polis overheard a message via comlink from one of the deceased cyborgs. Polis tried telling the other cyborgs that they dealt with the threats. Unfortunately, Polis’ voice wasn’t convincing enough to keep the cyborgs from investigating.

The security cameras began to show movement in the north side of the compound towards the party’s location. The party then chose to act.

Polis and Hartel ran to the side to keep the droids from flanking them, while Visase set up a Thermal Detonator by the door.

The gunslingers went behind the melee line, while Zendral jumped up into the ventilation shaft.

When the door opened, the Thermal Detonator went off; reducing the medical room to rubble. Out of that room came two heavily damaged battle droids who tried to carry out their combat functions, though they were overcome by the onslaught the melee and ranged line brought to them.

Meanwhile, Hartel and Polis both discovered that the droids were not activated. When they learned that, Polis set up a defensive position while Hartel called for Zendral to start reprogramming the droids.

Polis decided that he had enough of sitting in the same room, and so he tried jumping into the vents too; though the compact space proved to be difficult for Polis to get through, but get through Polis did.

By the time the battle was clearing up, and the party made their way into the old medical room; Polis jumped from from the vents, and landed atop the two remaining battle droids who were shortly finished off.

Standing before the party was the elevator to the upper floor, to which Hartel volunteered to scout. Hartel turned invisible and brought a reprogrammed battle droid with him to the upper floor.

At the top, Hartel found a spacious room; with an enormous humanoid shaped droid along with two other droids made from Chiss starship wings. The droid was active, covered in weapons; and didn’t seem happy.

Hartel tried to bluff being the battle droid to report that the disturbance was eliminated. Unfortunately for Hartel, the big droid didn’t believe in what was going on.

So Hartel ran back into the elevator while cloaked, and hit the down arrow at least 10 times to make the descent faster.

The party heard the sound of explosions above them as Hartel rushed back to the party out of breath. When the news was delivered, the building shook; and the northern side of the room exploded, showering the party with debris.

In the center of the story was a newly made room; covered in debris from the upper level and haphazardly destroyed everywhere. When the smoke cleared, the huge droid was seen standing atop the rubble; with his two Chiss wing droids floating near him as well. When the droid shouted, “Rixx is in the house!” The battle began.

Rixx had modified the wing droids with a targeting laser. Once targeted, Rixx will ready his computer systems to launch missiles. Of course, that was automated; and so Rixx was able to attack the rest of the party as easily as the party was trying to attack him.

The party had a hard time getting passed his deflector shield, but some lucky shots by the party and their newly aquired droids managed to bring the shield down enough that Taral; in a fit of anger unleashed a bolt of Force Lightning at Rixx.

When Rixx was looking bad, he activated his emergency power reserves; and recharged his shields and hull condition.

By which time, Polis was on Rixx; trying to grab him and throw him down. Polis’ distractions did keep Rixx from firing his missiles, though Polis did sustain heavy damage from Rixx’s vibroclaws. The turning point for Polis was when he removed a large plate of debris from under Rixx, causing Rixx to fall over.

Hartel managed to get behind Rixx and Ionized him- though his shields proved to be too strong for it, but it did make the shields fluctuate enough that Issilum got a lucky shot through. Orwell’s Arg’garok, Kader’s luck, and Simon’s missile barrage also managed to get through Rixx’s defense over time; before Zendral and his droids got some more lucky shots destroying Rixx. With Rixx’s destruction came the unpowering of Rixx’s wing droids.

When the party searched through Rixx, they found a canister containing a human brain in fluids. The brain was connected to a failing life support system that connected to the droid itself. The brain begged for mercy while the party discussed what to do next…

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Slicing into the Greater Haluon's Hideout

Gunja drove the bus upside down to the base, and even parked the bus upside down once they arrived.

Visase, Hartel, and Taral all sensed a presence watching the Greater Haluon’s hideout. The party moved towards it, and eventually noticed the silhouette of a humanoid female looking towards the hideout, and then at the party. When the silhouette noticed; she ran deeper into the building. Taral and Senlet pursued the female deeper into the building.

On the way, Taral sensed that she jumped out of that building. When Taral reached the edge, ready to jump; Taral sensed that she was rapidly ascending to the upper levels. At this time, Taral and Senlet stopped chasing her and moved back to the group. Taral reckoned it was Emeriss.

When Taral and Senlet returned, Polis was discussing strategy with the party. The science facility’s designs were familiar to Polis, and Polis explained that the building had 2 entryways inside; one in the front, the other in the back.

Also on the sides were 2 ventilation shafts that were big enough for most of the party aside from Polis and Simon to crawl through. The plan was for Polis, Visase, Simon, Hartel, and Orwell to charge through the front door; while Kader, Senlet, Issilum, Taral, and Zendral crawled through the vents.

Visase and Polis opened the front doors and then they each lobbed a Concussion Grenade before the battle began in earnest.

While the attack group dropped the cyborgs, the infiltration group crawled through the vents. Issilum slipped through one vent and landed in a tiny room with an aged computer inside. Issilum logged the monitor and uploaded a map of the first floor.

Taral in the meantime snuck into another room, full of machine parts and body parts. The body parks look to be in various stages of decay; and mostly look to be of non vital limbs.

Kader, Zendral, and Senlet remained in the shafts as the attack party cleared the room of cyborgs.

Then Issilum found the research logs of the research facility. Most of the logs weren’t too interesting, but Issilum found a log belonging to the time just before the end of the Clone Wars. The log talked about samples from Kamino that would make clones that were better than the clones of Jango Fett, and that when made would be put on hold until Palpatine wanted them reactivated.

Now, the party is looking to complete their attack plan; while Issilum tries desperately to get out of the cramped room the computer is in.

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Reego's Hoard

The party set off from the Jedi Temple to where Reego’s place was. Gunja landed the party on another person’s yard- within their swimming pool more specifically. Orwell pointed to tubers growing in the yard, and Kader took a bite out of one; as the owner of the lot began to curse Gunja out.

The party made their way to Reego’s house. The outside is decorated in sound systems that made the sounds of wild animals on other planets. Once the door buzzer was rung though, the sound of wookiees was heard howling on the speakers.

Reego opened the door up and welcomed the party inside.

The house was full of piles and piles of expensive stuff. Some of the party was tempted to steal some of it, but ultimately, Reego lead the party to his personal hangar full of other expensive vehicles; including the cockpit of the Nsiss Clawcraft.

Reego told the party about the nightmares he got after getting the cockpit into the house. Just hearing screaming and crying from the hangar in his dreams. Reego also got the repaired cockpit for free from a salvager.

Meanwhile, Zendral investigated the cockpit to find a hole similar to what was found on the laser cannon and the engine which gave Zendral the same level of discomfort.

Then Reego started getting death threats. He got the ultimatum that if he didn’t bring the cockpit to the bottom level of the Works in Sector H by Day 7, Week 1, Month 1, Year 650 ABY; he will perish.

So the party volunteered to take the cockpit from Reego. The party contacted Gunja to come and pick up the cockpit. A short time later, a police car exploded into the room leaving a gaping hole in the house. Gunja then shouted that his bus wasn’t big enough to haul the cockpit and that he needed something larger to accommodate it.

Reego didn’t say anything at all during this incident. Even when Gunja stole the shuttle belonging to the senator of Mon Calamari just to steal the cockpit away.

Issilum, while railing to Gunja about stealing from his people; found a picture-pad on one of the front seats, which made Issilum very quiet whenever he looked at it.

Even when Gunja made it back to E5’s hangar, Issilum remained quiet and looking at the picture.

Once everyone left the shuttle, Gunja flew off with it to retrieve the bus he left behind. Meanwhile, Arken Taro contacted the party to ask them of their progress.

Visase told Arken about the holes in the Nsiss Clawcraft parts, and their effects on force users when sensed.

Arken responded with his own news, in that the space platform looks to be passing through the Senate; and the platform got a sponsor from Mon Calamari, from a company known as Infinite Depths Inc. Arken suspects that the platform funding is most likely done for Infinite Depth’s PR, as the Mon Calamari tend to have a good track record towards following the more moral route than not.

After Arken checked on his son Verin, Arken left to continue his talks with the Mon Calamari Senator and the CEO of Infinite Depths Inc. Natmar Smers about the platform.

Once Arken left, Polis and Orwell exchanged words about Verin needing to train harder; while Visase looked up information on the gang, the Greater Haluon.

The Greater Haluon apparently are few in number, but the few that are there are powerful and have enhanced themselves cybernetically into cyborgs, or something more machine than anything else.

The party prepared themselves, jumped into Gunja’s bus after Gunja returned; and then set off to where the Greater Haluon are holed up.

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Seeing the Hole Scheme

Harbu thanked the party for their work in saving his enclave of Banished from death by the hands of Zamra’s Zappers, and as a reward; offered to return the favor by keeping the party safe if ever they need to be hidden away.

Zamra was questioned about how she got the gun turret, but in the end; Zamra didn’t offer the party any new information. Then Harbu and the Banished sentenced Zamra to death via Polis’ Pulse Wave Rifle.

With the gun turret and the spare swoop bikes retrieved, the party set foot into Gunja’s bus to find that Gunja was watching dirty holocron movies. After that encounter, Gunja took the party back to E5’s hangar.

Inside, Korot was hard at work training Verin to be stronger via Orwell’s and Polis’ training regiments; while Henea was off in a side room studying.

Fortunately, Henea was studying medicine; and saw a way in which she can help to heal Zendral from near death- if she got help from another who was better at medicine than her. In this case, Orwell helped to revive Zendral to be back in fighting shape again.

Once Zendral was more conscious, he took a glance at the gun turret to find a sort of hole in it. The hole doesn’t look to be part of any designs Zendral was familiar with, and the hole makes Zendral feel uncomfortable just by being next to it.

E5 scanned the hole for radiation, but found no significant radiation; but then Visase realized that she wasn’t actually seeing the “hole” portion of the gun turret or the engine in her force vision. It was like an empty spot in space.

Taral even volunteered to use his force sense to gain further insight into the hole, thinking it to be force related; and Taral ended up getting a vision of darkness while feeling immense pain.

The party decided to go and visit the Jedi Temple to alert the Jedi of Emeriss Arm’s unorthodox designs. More specifically, Taral’s master; Evarr Dreskel.

The party was greeted by the Yuuzhan Vong Guardsman, Shu’val; and was allowed to pass through the temple. Inside the temple, Polis made no secret his disdain for the Jedi’s doings while the party made their way to Evarr’s chambers.

Inside Evarr’s chambers, Polis and Evarr had a small argument over the Jedi’s methods; but Evarr and perhaps miraculously Polis both kept their cool. Meanwhile, Evarr expressed his concern over the gun turret’s design- especially with its averse effect to being sensed with the force. Evarr told the party to keep the turret, lest the Jedi want a better look at it.

Also, Evarr approved of Taral training Visase as a Jedi, but to officially become a Jedi would require approval by the Jedi Council. Evarr was even kind enough to give Taral a pair of Bondar Crystals to make the Training Lightsabers as well as giving Taral Evarr’s holocron to help in guiding the party on any matters that may come up.

Once done, the party took their leave back to Gunja’s bus to pay Reego the Hoarder a visit in Sah’c Town…

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A Deathblow Against Zamra's Zappers

Gunja announced that while he was blacked out, he resolved to be a better driver. Just one problem: Gunja didn’t remember how he was going to resolve it.

Gunja tried following the rules of traffic while taking the party back into The Works, but then Gunja got bored of doing so; and got pulled over by a police officer. Then Gunja told the officer that he didn’t believe in having a driver’s license, and then drove off.

When Gunja landed the bus at the very bottom floor, the party was greeted with darkness around them amidst shattered infrastructure, and piles of trash that tower many stories high.

But the party also found the light of many campfires as well. Following the light, the party found an enclave of Banished- those who were descended from criminals sentenced to never see the light of day again. The leader of this camp looks to be a Mandalorian, though his armor is in great disrepair. The Mandalorian introduced himself has Harbu of Clan Nord. Harbu and his camp of Banished ended up running into trouble with the gang known as Zamra’s Zappers. Some of the Zappers tried to attack the enclave, and figuring that the Zappers would come back for revenge; Harbu ended up being very happy that they got help.

Zamra’s Zappers ended up in the area, taking up a torn down garage area as a base for their bikes. With a big force of Zappers on their way, Visase, Issilum, Hartel, and Taral snuck behind the lines in order to get to their swoop bikes. All the while, Zendral, Kader, Simon, Polis, and Orwell remained behind to defend the camp.

The Zappers came in Swoop Bikes and on foot, and the defenders bravely fought off the advance, even as Zamra herself showed up with the Clawcraft Guns attached to the back of her Swoop like a gun turret. By the time Zamra showed up, Visase, Issilum, Hartel, and Taral returned in Swoop bikes, and the fight was over.

Most of the party sustained minor injuries, but Zendral was beaten unconscious; and there were many casualties within the enclave as well.

Only the party, and Harbu stands over the beaten up Zamra.

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Baiting Emeriss: Zamra's Zappers

The party woke up early that morning to the sound of Verin Taro screaming outside of the ship. When the party investigated, they found that it was only E5 who had reinstalled his repaired Vocabulator; only to find that all of the voice recordings were all but wiped out in E5’s battle against the Nikto Rorlak- except for Verin Taro’s voice.

Orwell introduced Verin Taro and Henea to his training regiment to help them defend themselves better, but also to discipline Verin. Korot volunteered to help Orwell in this regard, and that he’ll talk to Orwell about the training regiment if he doesn’t like something thats there.

Meanwhile, Polis volunteered his voice to be used by E5, and E5 liked it, thanks to it giving off a sound that it will not be haggled with.

Simon reactivated Saiz to learn more of his master. Unfortunately, Saiz doesn’t know much more than Simon does, but certainly more nonetheless. Saiz did however give permission for E5 to do research on his anatomy, so long as if E5 doesn’t destroy him.

Then the party plotted their next course of action. Senlet suggested going after Enul first, thanks to Enul being the final goal for most of the gangs to get their money. From there, finding all of the parts will not be as problematic.

But Polis, Zendral, and Visase eventually agreed on baiting Emeriss Arms by gathering the parts themselves to make Emeriss come after them. So the party agreed to start with Zamra’s Zappers.

Issilum contacted Arken Taro about the Zappers, and Arken explained that the Zappers were a very violent swoop bike gang; known often for destroying lives and property for the sake of doing so, and not even for money. Arken knew they were on the bottom most level of Coruscant, but exactly where is unknown.

Arken also volunteered to pay off the party’s debt to E5 (150,000 Credits).

Then Issilum searched the Holonet for information on where Zamra’s Zappers are, and eventually found some stray logs and images, and Issilum mapped the address out.

Once the address was found, Gunja volunteered to drive the party there.

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