Our heroes find themselves back on the stolen Imperial Lambada-class shuttle after their brief but violent encounter with the crew from the deadly mercenaries, the Askers Nine. After killing an Imperial Inspector who had been dispatched to arrest members of the now-rogue law enforcement agency and recently outlawed Parliament Constabulary, the group takes the rescued constables back to the shuttle. There they plan their next move. The constables, led by the veteran Sergeant Constable Dane Mirax, have nowhere to go and join our heroes in their plans!
The reluctant bruiser and former constable, Bale Nidae, learns he has become the face of resistance against the Advent and is being called by the Empire the “Butcher of Tecwaii”! Our heroes, deciding the heat is too much from the Empire, decide to take up the offer from the Hutts that was brought to them by an agent from Hutt Intelligence, Pango Chaz! Hoping to fund more of their anti-Imperial mission, the group decides that selling the shuttle is the only way instead of sending it to the Alliance! Furthermore, the decision is made to sell a capture Imperial human to the Hutts!
To smuggle the stolen Imperial shuttle off-planet they hire a smuggler and his crew, Captain Iego Drake of the Fulton Steam. With work by the Royal Dawn monarchist combat medic and slicer Zurin Yuls, the group manages to patch the ship together. The First Mate of the Fulton Steam, along with her electronics specialist Avandra Kelen and deck chief Mia Solvan, helps the group get the shuttle off of the Rogue City! With the intrepid skills of explorer and planetary surveyor Zu’hast Rykarre the shuttle is secreted aboard the gigantic bulk freighter Fulton Steam in the middle of a raging storm while a decoy is smashed upon the planet’s surface!
On the enormous cargo ship a tense encounter between ex-slave and Coruscant police officer Georiah Phoggs and the up-and-coming dashing bounty hunter known as the Honey Jack occurs. There Honey Jack informs Georiah that a substantial bounty is on his head and that a mysterious man known as Hammerhead is looking for him. Elsewhere, the group decides to attempt to help one of the rescued constables, the Gran known as Ammol Azalee, find and save his family from certain Imperial interrogation! The Rebel Alliance Intelligence Case Officer Taku Sadow demands an update from our heroes but is only confused by their schizophrenic responses!
A team is dispatched to save the family and to contact the other members of their slowly-forming cell. Zu’hast, Zurin and Bale depart from the vessel in the Fulton Steam‘s shuttle with the former constables! Meanwhile the strange escaped Imperial pet known only as *S’kreech* continues to speak to his bizarre weapon while Georiah and the Honey Jack get to know the crew of the Fulton Steam. The team soon finds the constable’s family but they are being watched closely by two humans who can only be members of some adverse agency! With Zu’hast and Zurin poised to act and with Bale and his team of constables hidden in a nearby shuttle, what will happen? Will our heroes ever save the family? Will they link up with the rest of their cell? Are they abandoning the mission before they even really started doing anything?
Find out next time on UNCHAINED STARS!