Edge of the Empire

The Long Arm of the Hutt

The Wrath of Teemo the Hutt

The crew of the Krayt Fang drop out of hyperspace a few minutes after their flight from Tatooine. With no time to relax after their narrow escape they notice some problems aboard their new ship. There is klaxon blaring and a sound of deep grunting noises. On top of this there is a terribly foul smell that Lowhhrick finds really sickening. Pash is having trouble with several icons flashing on the touchscreen controls in front of him, along with an irritating pop up in Trandoshan script. One of these is clearly a low fuel warning. The other two are a small crescent moon or a fang and a simplified cage.

First up Sasha disabled the grunting noise that she discovered was a Gamorean Opera. She then moved on to disable the klaxon, which she worked out that it was a low fuel warning. Oskara and Mathus tried to find the source of the smell. They couldn’t find it. As Sasha found a Trandoshan translation program in the computer to read the intermittent popup, 41-Vex found a Twi’lek prisoner aboard the ship. He had pale blue skin and a single long, thin lekku coiling from the right side of his head. Where the left lekku would be is an ugly cauterized stump. The script read: ‘Delivery notice: Cargo destined for TEEMO still on board. Cargo type: WOOKIEE SKINS. Cargo location: MAIN CARGO BAY.’ They quickly worked out that the prisoner was the cargo for Teemo. Lowhhrick stormed off to the main hold. He found the hidden compartment and proceeded to give his fallen kin a proper send off.

Pressing the crescent moon another Trandoshan text pops up saying ‘transponder operational. Receiving signal: Teemo, Mos Shuuta, Tatooine’ along with a series of numbers that update every five seconds. Sasha and Pash quickly work out that the numbers are a transponder transmitting their coordinates to Teemo. They tell Mathus who tried to find the source.

Pash pressed the cage button another Trandoshan script pops up ‘ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Captive militant B’URA B’AN still on board. RECOMMENDED RESPONSE: Return to Mos Shuuta and collect bounty immediately. LAST FED: 6 hours ago. LAST REFRESHED: 8 hours ago.’ 41-Vex freed the prisoner B’ura B’an and heard his tale. He told 41-Vex of the threat that his town of New Meen. A group of thugs have started to muscle in their Ryl mine. He believes that the group of thugs is being controlled by a powerful offworld organisation. B’ura B’an offers the crew fuel and repairs if they can get him back to Ryloth.

41-Vex went on to find a piece of chitten in another cage. He worked out that it was a belonged to insect, Gand, Geonosian, or Verpine he couldn’t tell. But guessed that the pattern on it could identify the original owner of the chitten.

Sasha looked into the navicomputer to see what possible destinations lay in range. There were only a few planets in the navicomputer that were close enough to travel to with the fuel. Only Tatooine, Christophsis, Geonosis, Ryloth, Trandosha and Kashyyyk were even up to date enough to travel too. The closest were Geonosis, Christophsis and Ryloth. The crew decide that returning B’ura B’an to Ryloth is the best course of action.

The Krayt Fang dropped out of hyperspace near Ryloth. They turned toward the planet as another ship dropped out of hyperspace. The small fighter, a G1-M4-C Dunelizard, turned toward the stolen freighter. The fighter opens fire on the freighter. Lowhhrick takes to the ventral cannon while Pash tries to outmaneuver the small fighter. After a couple of passes causing severe damage to the Fang, Lowhhrick manages to shoot down the hostile fighter. The fighter falls toward the planet and crashes somewhere on the planet.

The Krayt Fang landed on a small platform in the city of Nabat. Mathus wanted to get some repairs done to the ship and B’ura B’an offer to let him have some help from some trusted mechanics. Oskara said she would catch up with the others later, she wanted to visit some old friends before they left her homeworld. B’ura B’an offers to have the ships transponders changed to call the Krayt Fang something else and add them as legitimate owners. Lowhhrick immediately suggested the Frayt Krang and that he would own it. When the others did not disagree Lowhhrick owned the ship. 41-Vex stopped to buy himself a leather jacket as B’ura B’an led them through the streets of Nabat until the found themselves in a militia safehouse run by Nyn Kablo.

After a private discussion with B’ura B’an, Nyn came to the four adventurers and made them an offer. She asked them to help get B’ura B’an back to the Ryl mine at New Meen and possibly deal with the thugs that she believes was sent by Teemo the Hutt, putting a stop to his Ryl production. In return she would try and find a way to strike back at Teemo. They agreed, however they would need to wait until morning before she could get them a speeder. The group accepted asking for no further reward. In return Pash offer to share his bed with her, which she accepted.

The next day saw the quartet along with B’ura B’an leaving Nabat in a speeder bound for Nabat. On the way they were shot at from a cave, this caused their speeder to crash. Straight away a human ordered them to lower their weapons as they were being arrested by the Empire. Pash quickly realised that the Empire wasn’t a shoot first and ask questions later kind of organisation realised it was a trap, so they opened fire on what turned out to be a group of bounty hunters led by none other than Captain Trex. Lowhhrick charged up the slope and decapitating a bounty hunter before seeing Trex. Sasha killed another while the others gave cover fire. One of the bounty hunters shot Lowhhrick in the hand, damaging most of the nerves and leaving it of little use. This gave the bounty hunters a chance to flee further into the cave.

Once the adventurers dug the speeder out they looked for another way into the cave. They found the speeder used by the bounty hunters at a second entrance. Lowhhrick led the way into the cave in the darkness. They found the last of the bounty hunters behind a small rock wall. Once again Lowhhrick charged the slope killing a bounty hunter while the others gave cover fire. The fighting attracted a Lylek. Lowhhrick beat down on Trex who ended up directly beneath the beast. The last bounty hunter fled the beast and the savage thieves. Lowhhrick shot once last time at Trex before leaving him to become dinner for the beast. The group took both speeders and traveled on to New Meen.

Arriving at New Meen, they were welcomed with open arms for those that brought back B’ura B’an. They quickly learnt about the thugs settled a little way to the north. They immediately decided to pay the thugs a visit. They set out in the bounty hunters speeder, in order to just stroll into the settlement. En route, Sasha wondered if they would now have a bounty on their heads.

They arrived at the settlement finding a prefab living quarters, a cantina and five big heavy mining vehicles. There was a group of thugs milling about out the front of the cantina and another group near the mining equipment. Pash flew the speeder right up to the front of the cantina and immediately got out and tried to convince the group that he was it’s rightful owner. Although he had some success, an Aqualish fired at him hitting the car. Pash returned fire as Lowhhrick got out an immediately rushed the group. Sasha and 41-Vex use supporting fir to take another thug out. Lowhhrick didn’t try to kill them all but was just too strong, killing a man by pinning him up against a wall. The last of the group fled into the cantina while the other thugs near the mining equipment moved in. Pash suggested that they get out of their. Sasha and Lowhhrick managed to blast two of them before they got back in the speeder. Pash attempted to run down the remaining thugs in the street, but they ducked under the repulsors.

After they got out of sight of the settlement site, they circled around to make it look they came from the other direction. They waited until they thought that the thugs would have relaxed not expecting another attack. By the time they got back the settlement was empty and two of the mining machines were missing. Sasha decided to level the place with one of the remaining machines while Lowhhrick, Pash and 41-Vex took the speeder and headed to New Meen.

By the time they got to New Meen, the place had been flattened. The two mining machines kept crushing the debris while the mounted thugs shooting randomly into the still confused crowd. The team lept into action with pash getting close to one of the machines and letting Lowhhrick jump on to it. Pash then headed to other machine while 41-Vex shot at the thugs on top of it. Pash attempted to scrape along the side of the machine, taking out a thug. But he misjudged and an articulated arm came around smashing the speeder into the side of the machine and forcing it to ditch. 41-Vex and Pash got out and opened fire onto the thugs on top. While the machine attempted to drive over the droid, Pash jumped onto a ladder and started to climb to the top. Lowhhrick had by this time killed the three thugs on top of the other machine. He now turned to the driver, the man that had previously escaped into the cantina and motioned for him to shut it down. He complied instantly. When Lowhhrick extracted the man, the cockpit reeked of excriment and urine. Lowhhrick had scared him so much that he was happy to do whatever the wookiee asked. The other machine, now with no thugs on top and Pash on the side ladder turned to escape. Pash got to the top. He tapped on the window to the door with his blaster. The driver and boss of the group, opened the door and shot Pash in the shoulder, a glancing wound but he fell over the rail and onto the hard ground below. Pash got up and boarded the machine again. This time he just shot the man in the head, ending the threat of the thugs. During all of this time Sasha had gotten one of the remaining machines started and stalled it several times. It had had an exhaust leak that was threatening to kill her. But she managed to get it going and sent it to run over a large portion of the cantina. Assuming there was nothing that they would want from in there.

With the thugs dead 41-Vex began healing the wounded twi’leks. Even though he scared them but offering to put the heads of their fallen foes on pikes as a warning to any others that want to mess with the citizens of New Meen. Most avoided the crazy droid. Pash then led the others and most of the village to the the thugs settlement. They found Sasha sitting near the remains of the cantina. The twi’leks looked a little disappointed that they couldn’t ransack the cantina for alcohol. Sasha had found a key to a safe in the dwellings and found the safe in the cantina, however it was no longer safe to enter. Pash braved the now dilapidated cantina, with only a bricks falling on his head, Pash managed to recover a small amount of credits from the safe, which he claimed was empty and the hard drive of a computer. 41-Vex suggested that Pash return to get his parts checked as he seems to keep spring leaks.

The next day, the twi’leks started to tear down the prefab building and move it and any other usable material back to New Meen. Lowhhrick convinced, with no real convincing, his captive to train the twi’leks to use their new heavy mining machinery. 41-Vex had a couple of twi’leks help him to repair one of the speeders using parts from both. It worked but not real well. Tehy managed to negotiate a deal with B’ura B’an to smuggle the Ryl spice for a 25% cut. Lowhhrick offered to stay behind and get a sample shipment and help to motivate the captive thug to train the twi’leks.

The next day Pash, Sasha, 41-Vex and B’ura B’an returned to Nabat. They picked up Mathus along the way back to Nyn’s hideout. Once they arrive they are introduced to a bothan called Ota. Nyn and B’ura B’an then leave the room. Ota first lets them know of the 50,000cr bounty on their heads, placed by Teemo. He offers them a chance to strike at Teemo again, disrupting a deal he is trying to put together. This may give them a chance to strike at Teemo for the money that is on their heads. They accept. He asks them to attend a party being held by an arms dealer on Geonosis by Duke Piddock. Piddock recently had a deal with Teemo but Piddock has withdrawn. Now a rival Duke Dimmock is dealing with Teemo. Dimmock is due to deliver some goods to Teemo in a few days but if he were to learn of why Piddock ended his partnership they maybe able to sneak back into Mos Shuuta and deal with Teemo. After Ota left and a brief discussion Nyn and B’ura B’an, and 41-Vex buying gloves. The crew decide to pose as arms dealers for Nyn’s militia, purchasing 2 or 3 blaster rifles for 3,000cr. Additionally they would pose as salesmen to the rest of the guests trying to offload some rycrit stew for the Geonosian hoards, in an effort to establish permanent trade agreement.

The following day they set off to Geonosis with a communicator from Ota. They arrive a Gogum hive and are escorted to the party, being asked to leave any offensive weapons in the Frayt Krang. The pass by two of the largest Geonosians they have ever seen armed with wide bore Geonosian blaster rifles. They spot Duke Piddock and several other guests, a human female wearing tight black, a young sullustan male, two humans that look a little alike, a gand by himself and a toydarian. Piddock also has a droid to act as a translator.

BG-222 had a discussion with Mathus about his current state of repairs, but Mathus did not gather much information. Later on 41-Vex got the droid to identify the piece of chitten as belonging to Sivor, a geonosian worker drone that had gone missing.

Mu Namb was quiet and not very forth coming. Both Sasha and 41-Vex tried to talk to him. He claimed to be there for the Jatz music, however Sasha would find out from Anatta that he placed a huge order for weapons from Piddock.

Wex and Orpa turned out to be a couple of Corellian smugglers, owners or the Lucky Guess. They offered to charter the ship to Pash for 500cr a person. Pash said he may have some work for them in the future.

Vrixx’tt was very interested in Mathus and his conflicting story. Although he claimed to be here looking to support the various insect species they latter learnt from Anatta and Maru that he was a bounty hunter.

Anatta was very friendly with Sasha. When in one of the private booths he offered her information at a price. He told her of the Vrixx’tt and Mu Namb. He dropped a hint that he already knew about their own dealings and predicament. He offered information on Sivor’s death at the hands of a Kubaz, Thwheek and the orders of Teemo. He also gave information on the other guests, what he had found out at least. He left his comlink code with Sasha if she were in need of his services as an information broker. He could also be found at Mos Eisley or Jabba’s Palace.

Maru Jakkar was rather secretive and a little disgusted when approached by Pash and 41-Vex. Latter on she would discuss future business opportunities with Pash. Although, she never mentioned what. She would also confirm the identity of Vrixx’tt and let him know that Teemo was buying odd parts for old Geonosian built B1 Battle Droids.

Piddock was eventually met in one of the private booths. Straight up Pash purchased 2 blaster rifles for the militia and a blaster carbine for himself. This struck 41-Vex as suspicious that he had enough money and would later confront Pash on that. Pash then offered the stew but Piddock wasn’t interested. 41-Vex then showed the bit of chitten to Piddock telling him of it being found on Trex’s ship. Piddock went on to divulge the reasons behind his split with Teemo. Piddock cut off dealings when he learned that Teemo employed a Kubaz spy. It was the final straw, but things hadn’t been going too well for a while. He also suspected, but could never prove, that one of his technicians, Sivor, was abducted or killed by Teemo.

With the party wrapped up the crew left the cantina and returned to their ship, keeping an eye open for Vrixx’tt. After they returned they were contacted by Ota, whom they discussed their next steps with. He told them to travel to Trellick hive and meet with Dimmock. From there they will need to board the Lucky Guess which is bound for Mos Shuuta. They may need to kill a couple of Geonosians depending on their progress with Dimmock.

The following morning they met with Dimmock at Trellick hive. They told him of the Kubaz, Sivor’s demise at his hands, and the efforts of Teemo to reverse engineer the battle droids. He was not pleased with Teemo and would cut his dealings with the vile Hutt. He told them to go at once to the Lucky Guess and deal with the Hutt. He would not stop them from their goal.

Indeed when they arrived at the Lucky Guess there was no Geonosians. However as they approached Vrixx’tt turned up. The crew quickly open fire on him. Although he fired once at Mathus who had charged at him, he was quickly overcome. 41-Vex took the time to make sure by shooting him the head at point blank range.

Pash got a message from Lowhhrick. the first sample of spice was ready. He decided that this was a priority so along with Mathus went back to the Frayt Krang to return to Ryloth. He let Lowhhrick know what 41-Vex and Sasha were planning on doing. B’ura B’an organised a private charter to get Lowhhrick back to Tatooine. 41-Vex and Sasha boarded the Lucky Guess and Orpa directed them to their seats as they took off bound for Mos Shuuta, Tatooine.

Lowhhrick was the first back to Mos Shuuta. He was hiding out in the shanty town when the Lucky Guess arrived on Landing Pad Aurek. Lowhhrick headed to the landing bay, noticing that there is less of an Imperial presence this time.

When the trio met up again they had to work out what to do. Sasha received a com from Anatta. He asked what she was planning on doing in Mos Shuuta with Teemo. He then offered to meet her at the Mos Shuuta Cantina. Against the advice of 41-Vex and Lowhhrick, Sasha went to meet Anatta. Once they went to a quiet booth and Sasha didn’t have an idea of what to do, Anatta suggested that Jabba might be upset with Teemo if they can find conclusive evidence of Teemo not passing on a cut to Jabba, or betraying Jabba.

After Sasha met up with the others they decided that they needed to get into Teemo’s Palace. After having a quick discussion with Orpa, the decided to remove some of the B1 battle droids and hide in the crates. Lowhhrick went out and bought an Ion Blaster Rifle, before they hid in the crates.

After a few long minutes they heard a discussion with the delivery of the goods. Using a hand scanner they soon saw that their were two droids in the room. After one left, Lowhhrick stepped out of the box and blasted a small PIT droid that never stood a chance. They moved quickly to the comms room. Lowhhrick watched the door while Sasha moved to check the adjacent room. 41-Vex started to hack into the computers of Teemo. Sasha explored the next room and attempted to sneak up on a man at the reception desk which was visible down the corridor. He turned around just in time before someone turned around.

41-Vex found all of the schematics of the B1 Battle droids that Teemo was trying to reverse engineer before he locked out the system. They moved into the adjacent room and hid in a storage cupboard. It sounded like the reception guard had heard a noise. Lowhhrick held a hand scanner up and waited for him to leave the room. 41-Vex suggested that they wait until after he comes back in the room and leaves again. They did, the hand scanner showed that another lifeform came into the room with the reception guard. The second lifeform came right up to the closest before turning away.

With the guards gone, the trio carefully went back to the comms room. With Lowhhrick and Sasha keeping guard again 41-Vex went to work on the computers again. This time he managed to get Teemo’s financial records that showed the Teemo wasn’t paying Jabba his cut from the Ryl mining operations on Ryloth, before locking out the system.

Knowing that they had enough incriminating evidence they decided to get out of Mos Shuuta. They went for the door back to the loading bay. They saw on the scanner that there were two lifeforms in the other room. One was approaching. When he opened the door, Lowhhrick quite literally cut the him in half. Sasha saw the Kubaz spy, Thwheek and fire at him, but was hindered by the blood spray of a Gamorean being cut in half. Thwheek ran down an adjacent hall that they knew led to Teemo’s throne room. The alarm was about to be raised. They fled for the door.

Outside they say a gun emplacement and the G1-M4-C Dunelizard that had attacked them en route to Ryloth. They decided to go for the ship but to take out the gun emplacement first. They quickly moved up against the emplacement as the gunner spotted them. They attempted to get in at the gunner. The gunner fired twice at the Dunelizard to prevent their escape before Lowhhrick and Sasha broke the glass and killed him. The landing strut had been destroyed and the dunelizard fell off of the landing platform.

With no escape possible that way Lowhhrick jumped into the emplacement and trained the gun on the door to Teemo’s palace. As the door opened he fired destroying any hope of access though the door. They fled around the edge of the palace and into Mos Shuuta. Up ahead they saw some Gamoreans leaving the nearby barracks. They looked like they were going to attack the trio. 41-Vex quickly told them that the landing pad had been attacked, and they should help. The Gamoreans then ignored the three and went to see what they could do at the landing pad. They saw another two head towards the city gate.

Sasha headed to the cantina to meet Anatta, while the others headed to the Lucky Guess. Sasha paid Anatta to pass on the information to Jabba. While 41-Vex bartered for passage away from Mos Shuuta quickly. Orpa, seeing an opportunity charged them 1,000cr each. Not having the money, Orpa took a down payment but increased the price to 15,000cr. Sasha returned to the ship and they flew to Mos Eisley to wait for the results.

Anatta contacted them a few hours later and told them it was all sorted. Jabba wasn’t pleased with Teemo. Anatta also told them in an official capacity that Jabba wants to see them. He then told the trio that he has assumed control of all debts and favours owed to Teemo and that is likely the reason why Jabba wants to see them.

41-Vex contacted Ota. Ota transferred the 50,000cr to them. He told them that “Some of Jabba’s Bounty Hunters led by Bossk. They took Teemo away. The Hutts don’t like killing their own, so he is probably just being held captive somewhere. He probably won’t be bothering us again. Unless something were to happen to Jabba, and what are the chances of that happening?”

When Pash returns to Tatooine with the Frayt Krang they four of them decide that it is time to meet Jabba. When they arrive at his Palace, they are greeted by Trex. “About time you got here” he sadi before turning and entering the palace. The five of them now including Trex are meet by Jabba’s majordomo Bib Fortuna. “Ah, welcome. Please follow me to meet the might Jabba the Hutt.”

The majordomo led them into Jabba’s opulent throne room. Among the Jabba’s entourage are more than a few capable bounty hunters. “You five” started Jabba through a translator “have caused me some grief. However, you have also helped show the light on a troublesome relative. For that I will have your bounty removed. However all debts you owed to Teemo, you now owe me. The five of you can and will reside in Teemo’s Palace. I have need of all of you so you will not kill each other. I have a job for the bounty hunter and another for the four of you. You will go to ”/wikis/arkanis" class=“wiki-page-link”> Arkanis . There you will met with Bargos. Now go."

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