KotOR - The Coming Storm

Rumble in the Warehouse

Session 2

The next morning, the sergeants of eagle squad wake up and head over to the infirmary, where their new ally, Vakim Rowan is recuperating from his wounds the previous night. Once they sync back up with him, they get a call on their personal holocom from Lt. Caltos. He invites them over to the CTF office to partake in the interrogation of Balssik, the swoop gang member they captured the previous night at the spaceport.

The heroes head over to the nearby CSF outpost and ask the desk sergeant to speak to Lt. Caltos. While waiting, they notice a young woman in the waiting area, looking rather agitated. The heroes talk to her briefly, but nothing comes of it. Moments later, Caltos walks into the room and aproaches the heroes when suddenly the young woman stands up, walks up to him and slaps him across the face, saying "You were supposed to take care of him!" and proceeds to cry. Lt. Caltos, saddened, apologizes to the woman but overcome with grief, she leaves. With a dejected look on his face, Caltos addresses the heroes. Turns out, the woman is the widow of the CSF officer who was killed at the spaceport.

Caltos then directs the heroes toward the interrogation room. Along the way, he tells them about his preliminary interrogation of Balssik. Turns out, he is a low-level enforcer for the local swoop gang, the Dark Helions, based in the Underworld of Curuscant. Not much is known about the Dark Hellions. They've only recently been heard of and it seems they're trying to build up a name for themselves, so they take any job that comes to them.

When they get to the interrogation room, they see Cpt. Fenn waiting outside. She greets the heroes and the group then walk inside. To everyone's surprise, they find Balssik dead at the table. Caltos rushes out, looking around for any signs of Intruders. Cpt. Fenn gets on her com-link and informs Commander Garrick of the situation.

Moments later, Caltos returns stating that not only did no one see anything suspicious, the security tapes have all been erased. Right then, Commander Garrick calls on  Fenn's holocom and addresses the whole group. He tells them that the republic military is taking over this investigation. The missing weapons belong to the Republic Military and its their responsibility to bring them back. After the holocom transmission, Fenn leaves.

Caltos, tells the group that he intends to pursue this matter. It may be military weapons that were stolen, but it's Coruscanti civilians that could get hurt by them. He tells them that they should continue their investigation at the local cantina. There's a "man" there named Shadow, an information broker, who might be able to help point them in the right direction. The CSF has used his services in the past. The cantina is in the senate district, so it's not particularly shady like some of the other cantinas in Coruscant.

Before the heroes leave, he warns them to not trust anyone. There's only so many people who could have pulled off the murder. Members of the CTF, republic military or Senatorial staff. While the heroes follow the weapons, he plans to look into this murder and see if he can uncover the culprit.

At the cantina, the heroes ask the bartender for Shadow, but before he can answer, a Zabrak scoundrel sitting nearby steps in answering their question. He asks them as to their intention and offer to help. He leads them to one of the back rooms and inside, they see a couple of bodyguards protecting a droid at the far end of the room. Once he heroes enter, the droid welcomes them in. The heroes notice that there's something odd about this droid. When he starts speaking, it almost sounds as though the droid is sentient. The droid introduces himself as Shadow and asks the heroes why they had come. The heroes mention the shipment they were tracking and admits that he had heard about the stolen shuttle and that there was some activity in the warehouse district. But in order for him to reveal which warehouse, the group needs to agree to do a favor for Shadow at some point in the future. Reluctantly, the heroes agree. So he divulges the location of two warehouses that had recent shipments and that one of the two should be the one they're looking for. With coordinates in hand, Ander takes his leave of the group and tries to find the warehouse himself.

When the heroes leave, they get a call from Ghost asking for a status update. When told about the warehouses, she congratulates them and she offers to infiltrate one of the two warehouses with Lt. Cole while she leaves the other one to the heroes. She recommends that the heroes begin their stakeout of the building as soon as possible – if they hurry, they can arrive around dusk. The criminals, who typically work after dark, might know that the Republic Military is on their scent. She adds that the real criminals responsible for the illegal weapons are likely to be at one of the warehouses. Fenn asks the heroes to report any findings to her via com link.

Meanwhile, Ander approaches the warehouse from the street in order to try to ascertain the warehouse defenses. Due to his status as a member of the Dark Hellions, he was at first successful at infiltrating the warehouse. However, once face-to-face with Kal Jorek, one of the leaders of the gang, the ruse quickly fell apart and he found himself captured. Right around then, the rest of the heroes arrived at the scene. After fighting their way through the patrolling enemies, the group sliced the door lock and entered the building. The fight was extremely difficult and all of them were on the verge of defeat when the rest of Eagle Squad, Ghost and Spark entered the fight and turned the tide.

Though the heroes were knocked unconscious, they woke up to a warehouse under the control of the republic military. Kal Jorek was in the corner, being interrogated by Fenn. After the group synced back up, Spark approaches Ghost and he mentions that "it's not here". Ghost calls Commander Garrick via holocom and relays the message. When the heroes ask about whats going on, Garrick tells them the whole truth. In addition to heavy weapons, the shuttle that was stolen also included a atomic compression bomb. This is the real target of this operation. The Republic is trying to keep the fumble under wraps, so the heroes too were kept in the dark. Ander, angry about the situation, lashes out to his commanding officer.


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