As Shug Ninx began to repair and upgrade the ship, the search for the other Javelin team (three) began.
Caelium asked Shug about Kell Pryde and Warryk Gril and let Shug know of Warryk’s potential on the run status with the Black Sun and why. Shug gave his opinion that Warryk would appreciate knowing he missed his target and a possible location at the Meltdown Cafe. Hopefully, this exchange has curried favour with Shug and so when Dex asks about why his ship blew up, Shug won’t take it personally.
Vekkis, on a mission of his own, left without giving detail where.
The questioning continues, moving on to Winston. Shug seemed unhappy at the name as Winston owes him money and Shug has little regard for Black Sun and the Hutt.
Transit to the surface is arranged with Worb and the intrepid agents start their merry chase. They are told to let Nina at the shop know that they want return to the Barn.
On the way to the Meltdown Café, home of gambling opportunities, the team are given a lift to the surface in a speeder with blacked out windows. Duncan attempts to record the distance and directions travelled to gain insight into the Barn’s location within Nar Shaddaa and fails due to the fact they’re in a tunnel deep beneath the planet and there is a jamming system.
Arriving outside the Café on level 88, Duncan determines that they’re a short distance from the parts office where they need to go to get a return trip.
Inside the Café, the joint is jumping and the complete lack of obvious security is disturbing, although the bar shielding would survive a Star Destroyer assault. However, with the damaged condition of everything else, this is not a family restaurant or even a café. In fact, none of the 50-60 people in the bar brought their children… if they have any they’ll take responsibility for… and none are drinking espresso. An air of caution pervades as our intrepid heroes are scoped out by the clientele. They upend a table and a few chairs near the nearest human and order what passes for refreshment
Thane enters solo, sits at the bar and is viewed much like a side of beef in a lion’s den and orders a “Tattoine Sunburn”. The rest, sitting without Thane, order drinks and wait for Thane to thrown the first grenade.
Quickly Thane is greeted by new friends while Daro and gang ready their attack at their table. The Gamorrian (Slorg) and a Zabrak. Slorg offers a greeting in the traditional Gamorrian style, Daro checks the charge on his Vibroblade. The Zabrak shows a tattoo that may be a Black Sun, Duncan gets ready to hide. The Zabrak asks about Thane and Thane name drops Dex Tanic. Mostly, the Zabrak thinks Thane is not likely to be anything of Dex’s but doesn’t kill him immediately. Slorg considers the possibility of eating Thane, although the translation was not 100%.
Thane tries to act cool under the blinding disbelief of the two aliens, telling them that Dex is on his way, failing miserably. Thane executes a strategic withdrawal when the aliens get their drinks allowing the Zabrak to notice Daro’s blaster pointer their way.
Two humans walk into a bar… that happen to match the races of two of the Javelin team 3 members but not their looks. They could be the team members but don’t looks right and the Twi’lek’s skin is the wrong colour but Caelium’s inspection catches their notice. This doesn’t look good as Slorg moves toward Thane.
And that’s when things go down. Grenades, vibroweapons and other instruments of destruction go. Thane is quickly disoriented leaving him open for being a light snack. Alana Ving strikes Slorg down quickly with her Vibrosword, removing his arm. The Zabrak takes down Duru Chi non-fatally after taking cover. Slorg pulls out his blaster and tries to take down Alana Ving, shooting himself in the leg in the process, knocking himself unconscious.
Caelium adopts a hero defensive stance (under cover) and orates to get the Zabrak to surrender, unsuccessfully. Daro polishes blaster with his sleeve. Slorg is finished off by Ving and then shoots the Zabrak taking out a fair chunk of armour.
Caelium, emboldened by the fact he hasn’t been shot at, pulls out his blaster and shoots the Zabrak. For his attempt, he gets a critical wound and reduces VIng’s cover, getting her damaged.
Ving then gets shot by a random patron. Duncan drag’s Caelium behind cover and hits him with a stimpack while the JT3 members shoot randomly into the bar. Daro, after taking his time and aiming carefully with his blaster, accidentally vaporizes a random patron who chose the wrong moment to step between him and the Zabrak.
Alana Ving takes that moment to spear the Zabrak through the leg rendering it useless however he proceeds to then blow her arm off with his light repeating blaster. Finally, Duncan, with a shot worthy of a force master, bounces a blaster bolt off Caelium’s force pike and kills the Zabrak.
Daro collects the repeating blaster and goes to talk to Roy Chance the 3rd member of the Javelin team and tells him to come with him back to the ship. Thane is very suspicious of Roy Chance.