Osk goes thought the broken window to the landing on the other side. I follow right behind her. As Ka’ato flies with his jet pack past Lowrick. Lowrick grabs a hold of him. The added weight brings the Nikto down to the floor with Lorwick on top pummeling at him with his vibro-knuckle in 1 hand. I feel sorry for that Nikto. They both drop out of our sight. As we move closer to the edge of the landing. We hear several security droids coming closer on the catwalks outside the broken window. Osk takes a shot at the Nikto when he tries to reactivate the jet pack. It only sputters, must be clogged with Wookee fur. Osk turns to the droids to explain that this is a sanctioned Bounty. As the Nikto pulls a thermo detonator from a pouch. I shoot his hand and the detonator rolls away. Good thing he did not have time to activate it. I go to the stair/ladder, holster my guns and climb down. When I get to the 3rd step I catch a glimpse of a thermal detonator triggered by the step. So not to trigger it. At this point I am hanging off the stair/ladder by 1 hand. I try to defuse the detonator but it is booby trapped and explodes when I try. I land on my back at the bottom of the stair. “Frick that hurts. Stimpack time”. The Nikto’s arm has been blown off and is bleeding out, fast. By the time I inject the stimpack in myself and get up. I think the Nikto is dead. About this time Osk comes in through the door that was somehow blown off its hinges on the lower level. 2 of the security droids are right behind her. Lowrick is hooping, dancing and playing with the disembodied arm of the Nikto. When I take a picture of our dead Nikto. Lowrick photo bombs the picture with the disembodied arm. When I search the body. I find a few item but not much. We find all 6 crates of Antiques. The crate of Rill Spice we sold Ohm for 5000cr and there are 2 more crates there. In 1 of these crate, there is 3 model E-11 Imperial blaster rifles with folding stock. “Sweet” The other crate has 3 levels of foam compartments. The top level has 2 fragmentation grenades. The 2nd level has 4 stun grenades and the bottom level has 2 mini thermal detonators. “Real Sweet ! We may need these if we run into trouble with whoever is at the mine”. I think CH1 has pocketed the other 2 missing thermal detonators. “Still not sure if I trust that droid”. Osk is arguing with the lead security droid about payment for damages. At this point CH1 informs us about the Z93 headhunter that he disabled inside the exhaust port. When we look at it. There is no way to fly her. The main board is shot. I tell them “If we can get her out to the end of the exhaust port. I can pick her up with the loading clamps on the front of the Devil”. Osk says, “OK, you go get the ship and we will get the crates and the headhunter to the end of the exhaust port” On my way out I see CH1 removing the cybernetic left leg and right arm off the Nikto. Not a pretty picture.
Takes me close to 45 minuets to get back to the Devil. I park the rental speeder near our berth. When I get inside. Mathus has just woke up from sleeping. I tell him we have to go pick up the crates that got hijacked and by the way, we found a Z93 headhunter. Once we are powered up. I radio for clearance and back her out of the berth. I punch in the coordinates of Osk’s communicator and plot a course to it. “Cant stand a planet with this much traffic any more”. Takes me 30 minuets to get back to them. Would have taken 5 minuets on Tatooine to get there. As I pull along the exhaust port and open the ramp. I can see they have all the crates sitting at the edge and the headhunter is floating right behind them. At least they got the repulsers to work on her. The wind is whipping around allot over this vertical vent. Keeping the Devil level takes allot of adjustment. Soon all the crates are loaded. I rotate her around and activate the forward loading clamps. Then I remember we never tested them before. “Sure hope they work”. Nice and easy I slide the nose into the end of the vent. Osk, Lowrick and CH1 push the headhunter out to the very edge. I activate the clamps around the nose of the headhunter. After it is secure in the clamps. I notice that something has broken loose. Oh well. I swing her back around and pick up the 3 of them at the edge of the vent. Then we take our time getting back to the X47 dock with the headhunter in the clamps facing backwards. Along the way Osk asks me to find a spot to drop off our dead Nikto friend. Takes me 20 minuets but I think we have a good spot. Osk and CH1 drop our friend out the ramp. When she comes back to the cockpit. I tell her to “Call Vern with the good news”. She gives me the questionable look. “You mean Voranus?” I say “Yea….Vern”. She just shakes her head and puts in the call. Voranus says to met him at the Spider to discuss what has transpired.
Back at slot 31 in dock X47. I place the Z93 in an open spot next to the rental speeder before I land the Devil in our berth. I open the ramp and power us down. We tell everyone we will be back soon. Osk and I take the speeder to see Voranus. We park near The Spider and go inside. Voranus is at a Sabbac table in the back. After his hand is over and he wins the remaining credits from the few at the table. He pulls us aside. We show him the picture of a dead Ka’ato. He takes the data pad, smiles and deletes the picture, then hands the data pad back to me. He tells us he will have a few guys pick up the crates at our ship in a little while. Before we leave. Osk loses a couple of hands of Sabbac. She drops me off back at the Devil and she goes shopping. “Again?” And then she gives me that look. I shrug , go inside and get washed up after I get out of the armor. I tell Wally to keep an eye on thing and let me know if anything happens. Sleep is next on the list. I crash in my bunk for a couple of hours. When I wake up, Wally tells me Anatta has called. “Frick that Toydarian. What does he want?” I call him back. He answers and is very cordial at 1st. He wants to know about the mine. I tell him I am at Coruscant making repairs. He starts getting cross. “Why didn’t you go straight there?” I said “ There are Imperial patrols blocking that path. We were trying to go around them to cause less hassle. We put into Coruscant to repair a few things.” He says “ If I did not know better. I would think you were running stuff on the side?” I change the subject. “So, How is the Night Club business?” He replies “ Going great. You need to stop by the Palace. I will comp you in” I tell him “Your Welcome” After a few more barbs at each other we hang up. “Frick that Toydarian”. After I hang up. I can see 2 CorSec officers at the ramp to the Devil. I go out to meet them. They pres me for info on the body drop. They then show me the camera footage. “Frick” Stammering a little. “He owed me money. Lots of money” They are not amused. “Cant I pay a littering fine?” At this time 2 dark suited humans come over to where I am with the officers. 1 introduces himself a Aramis, “Voranus sent us”. While he plays with a ring on his left middle finger. The 2 CorSec officers get real compliant. They show Aramis the footage. Aramis looks them in the eye and says “ I see nothing in that footage. Why don’t you delete it?” The officers get real scared at this point. After the officer deletes the file. They charge me with littering, 50cr fine. Then walk away very fast. I tell Aramis “Thanks, I got a bottle of Ryloth Scotch for you inside for that help” We get their 7 crates out for them and they are soon gone. I grab my coat and go in search of motivators for the quad. The 1st place “Ship Parts Abound” does not have them. He tells me there is a Uganot 3 levels up that will probably have them. I go up the 3 levels to a place calls “Honest Uganauts Reasonable Parts”. Not the best part of town either. The Uganaut inside is a bit ornery and ready to close. I tell him I need motivators and a gas canister for a SW-6 Heavy Ion Quad Cannon. He digs around for 5 minuets, then pulls out 4 and says 1000cr. I work him down to 900cr. He takes it. I make him test them before I leave. Then he hands over the gas canister. It is empty for 100cr. I take that also and head back to the Devil. Osk comes back in a little while. She says she set up a deal for the dock master named Born to try to sell the Z93 Headhunter for us. He will get 15% of the sale. I shrug and say “OK” She also informs me she has an order for a new outfit to pick up in the morning. I tell her I got the motivators and tank for the quad. Now we just need the heavy mount and new cables. CH1 gets back from getting an oil bath. Something looks different about him. Crazy killer droid.
Morning comes. Osk retrieves her new outfit then she take the speeder back. We fill our water and air tanks. Flush the fresher tank. I make a walk around the outside of the Devil to check for any potential problems. Pay our dock fee. 750cr. Power us up. Run the standard diagnostic. All green. Radio for clearance to leave port. Set the beacon and back her out. Line up for orbit and make the slow accent. I help Wally run the astrogation check to Tannab. Wally has a problem and the calculations do not come out right. I clear the program and start from scratch. This takes us a little too long and we are blocking the lane. I move the Devil farther out into orbit and re-run the astrogation check. This time it comes out right. Set the coordinates and engage the hyperdrive. Off we go. A day later we arrive in system Tannab. “Love this KDY Jumpstar Hyperdrive. 4 times faster then the old one.” Pash Edo