Shadows of a Black Sun

End of the Hunt

After a long, eventful day, you finally managed to find, and ultimately defeat, Caato at his lair. Wounded, exhausted and not in a particularly good mood, you even returned the shipment of spice, or what was left of it, to your employers.

Lom Pyke, styling himself as a generous crime lord in the old style, paid you a measly 1000 credits each. However, during your hunt, you also came across an encrypted data file, containing apparently sensitive information about Black Sun operations concern the smuggling of drugs.

The encryption being very good, and Pyke unwilling to risk destruction of the data, decided to hire you once more, this time to deliver the data to his Head of Intelligence at Pantolomin, a lush jungle world far away from Coruscant and, more importantly, not very prominent in the eyes of the Empire.

Unfortunately, it seems Black Sun has somehow taken notice of you, and is beginning to move to prevent your journey from ever beginning….

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Aggressive Research

After a hasty and violent escape from the Black Sun facility, the stolen data safely in hand, you managed to hide at Choppers Chopper Chop Shop, supposedly the best place to buy a tuned-up Swoop Bike in the entire city sector – and also the perfect place to hide a lot of heavy equipment between broken speeder parts, buckets of paint and boxes of tools.

After a rather unsuccessful attempt at negotiating a better price, the Pyke Syndicate offered you 1000 credits each, for bringing in a bounty hunter by the name of Caato Leacchos, a man apparently not shy about betraying anything and everything for personal gain.

A bout of rather direct and aggressive research at the Umbra club, a local establishment in the red light district of the lower city levels, left you with just a few more scraps of information – but a rather large revelation about one of your companions.

Apparently, an imperial bounty hunter by the name of Novus Thrascc is looking for your friend, and the people he employs are not exactly the quiet, discrete sort.

Now you are hunter and the hunted both, and it might become a race against time to find your quarry, bring him in and reap the rewards, before Thrascc catches onto your friend and, possibly, his new “associates” in order to get his own generous payday.

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All things have a beginning...

Three days ago, you met each other for the first time. Mind you, it was no coincidence, and it also didn’t have the effortless air of a friendly meeting at all.
In the shady backroom of a nameless junk food restaurant, owned by a silent Gran whose only quality seemed to be the ability the completely ignore what was going on in said backroom, you met each other over the proposal of business.

The Pyke syndicate, an old crime family ever on the decline since the slaying of its founder during the Clone Wars, contacted each of you with a job offer, and more importantly, with the prospect of one day being able to leave Coruscant onboard one of their many freighters, headed for a place where the Empire is just a distant memory, and the civil war merely topic for idle discussion over a glass of lum beer, or a bottle of corellian brandy.

Lom Pyke, named after his infamous grandfather, but apparently rather low on the food chain of the organization, needs an encrypted file currently in possession of the Black Sun Syndicate, a rival organization of great power yet even greater, it seems, incompetence.
Your old friend, if one might be inclined to call him as such, Chopper knew quite a lot about the secret vices of the security thug who guarded the seemingly nondescript office building, and a small bribe to the Coruscant Police Department allowed you access directly to the landing platform in front of your target.
A reprogrammed droid taxi made for an excellent anonymous vehicle, and when the security guard was sound asleep from drugged lominale and the attentions of a particularly openminded Twi’lek courtesan, you made your move.

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