The crew of the Double Dealer leaves the cantina where they met Nom Kussar, and after some time to heal and resupply, they head to Coachelle. They part ways with Kieran Prin, who finally finds the long-missing mechanic he was searching for — Flix Tyro, a specialist in Rakatan technology.
The group splits up — Fero & Typhh seek out Krrsk Kitran, who’s working as a bouncer at a club called THUMPER. He gives them a security code to help clear out Black Sun/Zorka Security thugs from Boomer’s Garage, where they have arranged to meet Cratala. Zamda & Johnny dummy up some crates to resemble the research they’ve promised to sell to Cratala — unaware there’s a stowaway inside.
The crew convenes at the now-abandoned Boomer’s Garage. Zamda rigs an automated signal to go off in 2 minutes that will divert Black Sun mercs to the Kibbler.
Cratala and Surana are both in attendance — they plan to honor the deal. Without a real plan, chaos erupts when the Dealers back out of the room and Fero tosses in a grenade and shuts the door.
Battle ensues! Zamda manages to shut down the antique battle droids, and the Black Sun thugs are killed when Johnny shoots the grenade on one of their hips, and Fero shoots a missile that had just missed Typhh.
An IG-86 sentinel droid squares off with the Dealers and does some damage, but Typhh strikes it with the Staff of Marka Ragnos, cracking the staff and giving it a MINOR DAMAGED rating (adding +1 setback die to all rolls with the staff), but also knocking out the droid’s last missile. Fero then shoots the missile, destroying the droid.
A mysterious stranger bursts from the crate — it’s Orion, a Selonian wanted by the Hutts. Orion traded all of his credits to Woorbly, the sic-six infochant, looking for a safe place. Woorbly directed him to the Dealers. Orion blasts Cratala with a stun rifle, nearly dispatching her with a single shot.
Cratala tries to escape — but Typhh strikes a killing a blow to her with the Staff, though the staff’s true power remains unknown. Zamda kills Surana, and the Dealers have completed their mission.
They manage to divert further Black Sun involvement for a time, but before they beat a hasty retreat from Boomer’s Garage they learn where the security camera footage of their battle was downloaded: a lepi cantina called MASH. They cruise past, but Zamda gets an alert that someone is attempting to break into the Double Dealer itself. Heading to the landing pad, they find a squad of Imperial Stormtroopers and an Imperial agent hacking into their security system. Already hurting from their fight with Cratala and Surana, the Dealers retreat. Soon afterward, Zamda gets another alert: the Imperials gained access to their ship.
They return to Mash and are denied entry at the door. Heading around back, they meet Prix, a dumpster-diving, cooking-oil-collecting freegan. They snap the lock Prix is fumbling with, and in return he gives them access to the back door of Mash, where he’d recently been employed.
Inside, Typhh uses the Force to apply a chloroform-soaked rag to the guard outside of the door to the more exclusive downstairs club called AFTERMASH. Downstairs, Fero distracts some Aqualish thugs while Zamda gains access to a computer system and erases the camera footage from their fight with Cratala and Surana — and also downloads the Coachelle Black Suns’ information on the Double Dealers. Information in hand, Zamda kills the computer jockey working for Black Sun.
Johnny, meanwhile, engages in an organic ritual of narcotics-trading, using his hydraulic phalange attachment.
Back outside in they alley, the crew of the Double Dealer find themselves at the end of a successful mission, but missing their ship. They agree to convene at Prix’s flophouse, the CRUST BUNNY, to rest, heal, and make a plan for the future…
WIPE TO CREDITS.
END OF EPISODE V.
JS Galactic: 15
- light repeating blaster rifle
- Cratala’s datapad (encrypted)
- Surana’s datapad (encrypted)
- IG-86’s head
- loss of the Double Dealer and everything on it