Gand finishes what the Dealers started by killing Mas Amedda with a lightsaber blade to the guts. Ja watches over the surrendered Nom Kussar while the rest of the Dealers investigate the hidden passage discovered behind a broken statue of The Daughter, an embodiment of the Light Side of the Force.
Exploring the passage, the Dealers found two hidden crates storing stashes of weapons and poison, which they took for their own. The passage seemingly ended in a hidden room containing a large statue of the Bloated Woman, who Kussar described as a goddess. On the ceiling of this hidden room, Fero witnessed the Crawling Ceiling, a tableau of formless shapes writhing in an image of red mist. He was aware of eyes staring back at him from within the mist. He felt a strong presence, eager to make contact with him. He saw an asymmetrical pyramid and knew that this pyramid waited for him on Krayiss II.
Beneath the statue, in a teal-colored cabinet, the Dealers discovered a number of paper scrolls, a black robe lined with yellow, another Sith holocron, and a flower press.
In the courtyard, Ja interrogated Nom Kussar. But Kussar was noticeably more scattered, distracted, and unkempt than when the Dealers had known him on Nar Shaddaa. Kussar claimed that he was initially set down this path by the Dealers themselves, when Kieran Prin had sold the Sith holocron of Marka Ragnos to him. Kussar rambled that he was in service to a goddess that would help restore balance to the Galaxy.
Fero realized the Bloated Woman statue, too, blocked a hidden passage. In this smaller room, the Dealers found the missing Choi Moi. She was already dead, locked in a partitioned, glass sarcophagus, her head partially eaten by profoggs. Sandovar snatched a satchel from under the glass case just before Fero tossed an armed thermal detonator into the room, walked back out to the courtyard, and promptly put a blaster bolt in Nom Kussar’s brain.
The Dealers left the Kussar estate after a brief, but failed, shakedown attempt by Ord Mantell security forces. As per usual, one of their speeder bikes stalled out. Another knocked over a trashcan.
Among Choi Moi’s personal items was a keycard for the FARTY BANTHA hostel, and a holograph of a selkath named Tangu-Yu, marked “Rebel contact of questionable reliability. Staying at the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casnio.” Heading to the Farty Bantha, the Dealers collected Choi Moi’s belongings that had been left there, including an unencrypted datapad that claimed the rebel agent she reported to was named JERG MIN. There was no other information on Jerg Min, but the datapad also stated that Choi Moi’s ultimate mission was to gain access to the GREY DRAGON MOON, one of several small moons in orbit around Ord Mantell.
On the way to the Imperial Palace Hotel & Casino to seek out Tangu-Yu, Ja bought everybody suits.
At the Imperial Palace, the Dealers were stopped at the front entrance by security droids who reminded them that no weapons were allowed on the premises. While Sandovar and Gand disoriented a droid and snuck in the back, Ja convinced a security droid at the front that they were high rollers who were permitted immediate entrance. The security droid was so impressed, it established a combat perimeter around the Dealers and escorted them directly to a high roller suite on the 12th floor. A protocol droid also accompanied them, and was given a drink to hold by Fero. Impersonating a drunk, Fero broke down into very real tears as he thought about the events of that morning. That pyramid … what was left of Choi Moi …
Meanwhile! Sandovar and Gand found Tangu-Yu’s room on the 14th floor, and they promptly picked the lock. It opened on a surprised Gammorrean guard, but after a brief scuffle, Gand and Fero calmed the situation and spoke with the selkath.
Tangu-Yu told the Dealers he was on Ord Mantell in pursuit of Styvv the Wookiee, who Tangu-Yu claimed had stolen a Jedi holocron from his personal collection. Tangu-Yu offered to continue the conversation with Fero in private, as he was quite attracted to what he believed was a hu-man lay-dee. But Fero and the Dealers opted to leave when they confirmed that Tangu-Yu did not know Styvv’s current location.
XP & DUTY
Brosef: 10. Duty: 0.
Sandovar: 10. Duty: -
Fero: 10. Duty: 5.
Gand: 10. Duty: 0.
Ja: 10. Duty: 0.
- 4 blaster pistols
- 4 blaster rifles
- 4 frag grenades
- 2 thermal detonators
- 12 vials of poison
- Mas Amedda’s vibrosword
- Mas Amedda’s keycard
- Mas Amedda’s disruptor pistol
- paper scrolls from the teal cabinet
- a black robe, lined with yellow
- a Sith holocron
- Choi Moi’s disruptor pistol, out of ammunition
- an ID card for Kussar Imports warehouse
- a keycard to the FARTY BANTHA hostel
- a holograph of Tangu-Yu, a selkath rebel contact