Siri is a Zabrak refugee currently in the employ of a tempermental Hutt named Viggo. Her jobs are various and multifaceted, but mostly involve sneaking around, finding things out, and using people for their information. She’s naturally suited to this and does well for the Hutt, letting him and his people in on the bigger shipments of the more marketable merchandise when it comes in so they can beat the Exchange to the punch. With her help, Viggo has regained control of more than half the territory on Nar Shaddaa he had lost since the Exchange’s arrival here. But now he has a bigger job for Siri, one with much greater chance for profit…and risk.
A freighter ship named Chimera II is en route to Nar Shaddaa, carrying an ample amount of weaponry, spice and medical supplies for the Exchange to sell on the moon’s open market. Thanks to Goto’s meticulous blockade over Hutt ships, Viggo’s been losing plenty in import and export revenue and has decided enough is enough and that time has come to hit them on the ground. He charges Siri with assembling a team for the seizure of Chimera II and all the property therein, then change its transponder codes so it can get off-world without alerting Goto. In the midst of this meeting, a new slave girl serves Siri a drink, slipping her a chip for a droid memory core in the process.
Siri takes the core to friend and sometimes colleague Abi Gatto for aid in figuring out just what was on this memory core. She apparently shows up just in time, cutting short a rather rude visit by a trio of angry Duros frustrated with their broken swoop bike. Using her own droid as a guinea pig, Abi installs the core and stumbles a laundry list of schematics and star maps, outlining a series of hyperspace routes to different worlds. The core also triggers a holo-message from the slave girl, who identifies herself as Tara Berial, a Republic operative who came to Nar Shaddaa in search of Jedi Knight Raka Mond His last communication led her here. She followed Viggo a little too close and got herself caught, and the Republic has disavowed any knowledge of her mission. Albeit puzzled by their chance discovery, the two women set the complication aside and head to the seediest sections of the Corellian sector. Their objective: some cheap muscle labor.
Meanwhile, Forad Pafor arrives on the surface of the Smuggler’s Moon, hot on the trail of his master Raka. A lead given to him by the Bothan Jedi Kal Breil’Fey, shows him evidence that their old master, who followed Revan and advocated his cause, now suspects he’s made a terrible misjudgment, and that the galaxy may pay dearly for it. With only blind faith on his side, Forad’s feelings draw him to a strange presence in a cantina called the Orange Lady, the same cantina where Abi and Siri have gone looking for hired guns. That strange presence is Wryme Mosde, another Revanchist Jedi seeking solace from the brutality of the last five years, his spirit so broken, he is contemplating setting his lightsaber aside for good.
The girls don’t have to wait long for the brutes to start proving themselves, as a young hot-headed Mandalorian named Kindo Sipal gets in over his head in a three-way Pazaak match with Mosde and a slobbery Rodian, Nikko. Mosde does his best to discourage the warrior from frittering his credits away as Nikko is clearly cheating, but the boy can’t keep his mouth shut. Accusations and blaster bolts fly until a few Exchange enforcement droids come in to shut the party down and throw them in force cages to be dealt with in time for disruption of “business.”
Kal shows up and arranges for the release of these unfortunate five, though originally he only came for Forad to pass on a report of a Republic shuttle discovered in the depths of the Duros sector. Siri guides them all to a safehouse of hers where she can finally discuss her plan and arrange her heist—that is until they are interrupted again by a pack of bounty hunters lead by a seemingly mad Kel Dor. Kal Breil’Fey disappears in the melee, and Forad is left to join Siri on her misdeed in order for her assistance into accessing the lower city.
The heist goes off like clockwork. Abi slices the docking pylon database, both scrambling the flight logs and temporarily disabling the security systems…though she did accidentally cut fall power to the docking district for a few seconds in the process, she takes credit for planning to save her reputation. The lone Droideka sentry is taken out easily by Kindo and Wryme, and despite a hitch or two, Siri’s crew is successful. A search of the stragglers turns up a datapad in which the details of Wryme’s bounty are drawn up by Viggo himself.
What will Siri and company decide to do with their new acquisition? Why does Viggo have a bounty on a Jedi who arrived on the moon only hours earlier? What will the Exchange do in order to regain their property? And what does Tara know about Raka Mond and Revan’s disappearance?