Our heroes arrived on the planet of Kidron to lay low from the Empire and jedi hunters. They booked rooms at the Kidron Hotel in the High City of Refuge and then looked for work at Leshat’s Sabbaac House across the street. While gambling and ogling the prostitues being pimped by Madame Lipsuk, they learned of an opening for a bodyguard by someone named Dirty Hal. They also soon learned that he had a liquidity problem causing him to default on loans. Undaunted he offers to pay the PCs in trade from his chop shop/junkyard. The PCs decide they want to build their own ship and agree to the arrangement.
They soon find out that Dirty Hal has other problems. A local Swoop Gang called the Green Rancors is pressuring Dirty Hal into selling his shop. Hal’s not sure why, but this gang is pushing hard which is why he hired the PCs. While Hal was showing the group his shop, his computer informs him that a ship has crash landed on Kidron just outside of Refuge.
Hal and the PCs decide to check for survivors and exercise their right to salvage a downed ship. They all pile in Hal’s modified A-A5 speeder truck. The truck has been modified with a small crane on the back (which can lift 15 tons of large size or smaller). Hal also equips everyone with breath masks due to Kidron’s Type II atmosphere.
Upon arriving on the crash scene, the PCs notice several dead bodies of the local species, Orifite, who appeared to have been shot to death by the contingent of Green Rancors. The contingent has a defensive position set up with one of their member setting charges to the down space craft. A fire fight ensues and the gang members are defeated.
Afterwards, Hal begins to remove the hyperdrive of the ship while the PCs look for survivors. Unfortunately none are found and the salvage operation begins. More Orifites show up on the scene and accost Keela when she downloads the ship’s logs onto her datapad. The other PCs smack down the small creatures and then question their motives. They are told that the Orifites have orders from the sakh (tribe) leader to destroy the ship’s computer but are not given a reason why. The PCs ask the Orifites to set up a meeting with their leader and they agree.
Dirty Hal then shares a secret with his bodyguards. He has a secret warehouse in the jungle and he wishes to take the recovered hyperdrive there. The PCs agree to accompany him if he’ll take the captured swoop bikes with them. They load up the bikes in the back of the truck, while others pilot a few in a convoy.
On the way to the warehouse, two waves of swoop bikes attack. The PCs engage in a running battle and successfully down the first wave, but are forced to stop. When the second one attacks, the PCs pick them off while on the ground.
When they all get to the secret warehouse, Dirty Hal finally levels with the PCs. He tells them his plan is to leave the system and his plan to build a ship was waiting for the last component, a hyperdrive. Now that he has one he needs the PCs help to install it on his modified Z-95 headhunter. He offers to legally transfer his entire estate on Kidron to the PCs if they help him finish his ship. They agree and make use of the secret warehouse’s ship building facilities to quickly complete the installation.
During the installation, the PCs discover two things. First is that Hal has a small fortune in credit chips loaded on his ship. The other is a broken down astromech droid with a diary from a Rodian named Norebo. Hal had mentioned previously that Norebo was the one who previously owned the warehouse and the shop before he mysteriously disappeared. The diary mentions something hidden in his shop and gives the coordinate to its location. The PCs resolve to find it when they are done and the legal owners of the supposed treasure.
After Dirty Hal takes off, but before the PCs can leave, they notice a small army of swoop bike gansters outside. These gangsters have laid siege to the warehouse but have not attempted to enter so as not to activate the security turrets not knowing the turrets have been deactivated.
Without bothering to negotiate, the PCs attack first. They plug the wide doorway with the speeder truck while the jedi Vek-Tor advances. Noting that the turrets fail to shoot Vek-Tor, the swoop bike gangsters shoot first behind the speeders and then mount up to enter the warehouse. Their leader manages to squeeze in and begins to shoot the party from inside the warehouse. Other gang members throw grenades inside. Despite the harrowing fire fight against the swoop gang, eventually all the gang members die and the PCs are victorious.
They return to Dirty Hal’s old shop, now that they own it and search for the hidden treasure. Underneath the largest piles of junk, they find a secret vault with blaster turrets. They deactivate the turrets and disable the locking mechanism to find a foot locker containing one datapad. This datapad is a NOC list for Republic spies 20 years ago.