Having intercepted the following communication via the SigInt Array:
“Now listen, I’ve done jobs for the Rebs, mostly smuggling and the like, but in recent times they’ve been paying me less. This pisses me off. Now I’ve got information on Rebel Activities, including those on Onderon, and I’m willing to sell them to the highest bidder. I’ll be in Iziz for a few days so if you’re interested come find me… and bring your wallets”
- Transmission from smuggler Cato Nix, intercepted by the Signals Intelligence Array
Obsidian Squadron knew that unless they silenced this smuggler before he spoke to the Imperials, their operations in Whisper Base would come to an abrupt end. Having just lost their captive prisoner, Lieutenant Sarev, to an ill-timed brain aneurism, their ability to bluff Moff Dardano into believing that the base was still under their control was now over.
As it turns out, the smuggler Cato Nix had pissed off other people too. Shortly after having encountered the message, Kelleth received a call from his old criminal boss, a Devaronian by the name of Davren. Turns out Cato had lifted a shipment of spice and if Kelleth didn’t get it back, Davren would expose Kelleth’s current operations to the Imperial authorities.
Not wanting to risk drawing attention by flying their Lambda class shuttle to Iziz, the party traversed most of the distance via speederbike and walked into the city. There the proceeded to the best place to find out information: a cantina. Inside the Third Lekku Cantina, the party discovered from the Bith bartender that the Smuggler and his ship, The Fat Lady, were located in docking ring C of the southern hanger of Iziz spaceport. As the party left, they were hassled by a Wookie and Gamorrean who suggested that their current line of inquiry would be damaging to their health.
Going ahead to scout out the area, HK-50 soon found the ship just as two squadrons of Storm Troopers and an Imperial Officer entered the bay. The Officer and a sergeant entered the ship as the troopers maintained watch outside. Upon arriving at the hangar, the rest of the party found their way into the hangar control station and bribed/coerced the Sullustan port authority that it would be a good day for him to take a day off work.
Having gained access to the hangar controls, Kelleth promptly closed the launch door so that the ship could not leave. A gun fight ensued when one detachment of Storm Troopers attempted to make their way into the control station, only to have two members gunned down by Rakka. While the Storm Troopers proved to be little match for Obsidian Squadron, the reappearance of the Wookie and Gamorrean warriors took their toll on Kov’Nyn Vau, Nok and Raka, critically injuring them all in the process.
With the Storm Troopers and ship’s crew dispatched, Obsidian Squadron then entered The Fat Lady in search for the missing Moff. They searched the ship for him but did not succeed. A quick getaway ensued as more Storm Troopers entered into the Hangar Bay. As soon as the ship began to pick up altitude, Obsidian Squadron were horrified to hear the ejection of the ship’s escape pod, presumably with the Moff, who had revealed himself to be Moff Dardarno: creator of Whisper Base, inside. Horror was soon turned to glee as HK-50 and Nok mercilessly gunned down the escape pod with the ship’s turret lasers.
As a minor skirmish occurred with a trio of scrambled Tie Fighters, Kov’Nyn Vau made the discovery of a lifetime in the Galley. Sitting on the bench was a Sandwich, presumably made by the deceased captain of the vessel. This sandwich was made with such perfection that some might have thought that its creator was force sensitive. With a filling of roasted Nerf that was neither too rare or too well done but instead a succulent mouthful of meat and the perfect ratio of lettuce to tomato to bread, this was a sandwich which invigorated Kov’Nyn (no shit, this sandwich recovered 4 points of Strain). In the mean time, the fighters were soon dispatched by the ship’s turret guns, in the hands of HK-50 and Nok.
Escaping pursuit a hyperspace course was quickly set for Nar Shaddar in order to meet with Davren the Devaronian. Upon arrival they found that he was suitably impressed and grateful for the haste that Kelleth and Obsidian Squadron showed in dealing with Cato Nix. In return for the acquired ship and its cargo, the squadron were offered 50,000 credits, passage back to Onderon and a favour from the crime boss himself. Obsidian Squadron was put up in lodging for the night before their transport back to Onderon.
- +10 xp
- Critical Injuries suffered by Kov’Nyn (2), Raka (2) and Nok (1).
- 50,000 Credits gained from Davren.
- Davren has suggested the possible existence of a favour owed to Obsidian Squadron.
- Moff Dardano and Lt Sarev are deceased.
- As far as Obsidian Squadron knows, no Imperial agent is aware of the existence of Whisper Base.
- Kov and HK receive +15 Duty for considerable “acts of destruction and asset denial” against the Empire as they assisted in the destruction of an Imperial Moff and commander of the Japrael Sector
- Nok and Raka both receive +3 Duty for supporting Obsidian Squadron in the completion of their mission.