Two months after the events of the Sa Nalaor, the party have spent their credits on several upgrades and new equipment to use. Lotus found a mysterious mask being sold by a seller on the streets of Nar Shaddaa, and Kanto bought a stylish new outfit which he took for a test run in the Corellian Sector’s bars and cantinas.
While in the Nova Swirl, Kanto was approached by Shira, Reom’s sister, and creator of much of Isotech’s technology. She hired him and his group to deal with some drug dealers on Nar Shaddaa that Shira learned her water filters had been sold to. Isotech has moral standards for its black markets, and dealing with drug barons was not one they embraced. Kanto agreed to help out, particularly after learning they would be compensated for their help, and after almost getting into a bar fight with one of the patrons boyfriends, Kanto went to tell the others of the job.
The group considered their options, the only name they had to go on was Ric Doranna, so they looked into potential bounties for the dealer, as well as asking at the free clinic where M3D-1 worked during the day. After tending to a sufferer of a booster blue comedown, the drug linked with the Isotech buyer, they learned that tracking a drug dealer was problematic. After the addict mentioned the Hutts might be involved, Kanto recalled Bargos’ own clan dealt in drugs on the sly.
The party regrouped at Bargos’ palace, Kanto managing to get in to see Bargos, while the others waited patiently, or as patiently as M3D-1 could be when left to his own devices.
Kanto returned to find M3D-1 being berated by one of Bargos’ Gamorreans, which Kanto managed to smooth over.
Kanto mentioned he had a lead but took it upon himself to investigate while the others carried on with their own business, which turned out to be helping an old lady with some issues regarding her ill daughter and grandson.
While M3D-1 and Lotus dealt with these humanitarian concerns, Kanto located the Weequay Agravon, who Kanto was told had dealings with the new booster blue supplier on Nar Shaddaa. The Weequay was goaded into revealing Ric Doranna’s whereabouts, which Kanto was unsure of, at first.
Thinking he had a lead, Kanto called the others to meet him in the red light district, and together the three of them looked for the club known as Somewear. Finding the club, they soon identified Ric and, while they observed them, Agravon arrived and gave Kanto away after explaining to Ric what had happened to his supply. Things looked like they would get pretty heated with Ric and his gang, but Lotus provoked his fears and Kanto threatened him with a grenade, bringing him to see a more diplomatic approach might be preferable.
Ric divulged that in fact he worked for Magran Kesk, a small time producer of booster blue who kept his business out of the hands of both the law, and the Hutts. The party let the gang leave without incident, Kanto suggesting Ric look up Bargos if he was interested in climbing the chain further.
With the instructions on how to find Kesk’s holdings, the party headed for the industrial levels to track his business down. On the way they were ambushed by a Gank bounty hunter, and his crew, that nearly took them all out. Their overconfidence was unfounded however, as Kanto rolled a grenade at those coming to capture him and gave the rest of the group enough of a distraction to kill the bounty hunter and see off his gang.
After recovering from their ordeal, the party raided Kesk’s factory, locking the majority of his gang away in their own rooms with some clever actions from Kanto, leaving Kesk only a couple of men to back him up.
Surprisingly, not only did locking up Kesk’s men draw his attention, but the attention of an Imperial pilot staying in his factory after a drop off. Drawing out her fear, Lotus sent the pilot into a fit of panic while Kanto got a few lucky shots on Kesk, nearly killing the Klatooinian.
Kesk submitted to the authority the group had displayed, shutting his operations down and not wanting to risk the Hutts ire by continuing his business. After persuading the pilot, Aryana Maverick, to work for them, and persuading Lotus that keeping her on would be a better idea than killing her, the group handed the business over to Shira and Isotech.
As a reward, Shira left the chemical factory in their hands, minus the drug ingredients and set up, as well as some credits to fund their new base of operations.
Meanwhile, Kanto had to explain to his boss why he wouldn’t be getting a new business under his wing. Fortunately for Kanto, Bargos’ assumed the reason was his own carelessness, and not any other deal he had previously made. Kanto got away with a stern reprimand, as he had managed to get his boss a few competent people to work for him along the way. But there was only so long Bargos would accept his recklessness…