The start of a new Era

Dawn breaks in the rim.

“Hrumph” the utterance escaped under his breath at the first rays of light start illuminating the scrapyard signaling the start of a new day cycle. The droids restraining bolts keep them from chatting and filling the empty silence with meaningless rhetoric..Tomas just stands still taking in these few moments, the only he will likely see for the rest of the day. Hope this day brings in something interesting. Another mans trash that he will squeeze into meager credits.

The new guy hasent crawled out of his trailer pod but he is always on time. Pretty good at spotting value in the scrap and refuse that comes this way. He also dosent talk much. Prefers to stay out of the way and keeps things private.and close to the chest. Tomas likes that. Never ask too many questions on the rim. Brings nothing but trouble.

There he is. Whats his name again? Corponia…nope. Cordova! Yeah. Thats it. Alexander Cordova. Not a bad name and likely only temporary Tomas muses. Watching him walk the yard trying to look casual while scanning and calculating exits and threats. Reminds him of some past Associates and pledges he made in his youth. Traded his innocence for a box of medals and this tin leg.Now its just the yard on the Rim.

Lex opens the door to get the days Docket. One step closer. He knows Tomas will be there looking over the yard, drinking that pungent tea. He’ll barely glance over and hand me a data pad on the scheduled drops and tell me happy hunting. Then let me be. Good arrangement.

“….Yeah, Ill make the arrangements. Ill put my best man on it, He is discreet.” Tomas says eyeing Lex with a slight gleam and smirk as he terminates the comm link. "Looks like to day is going to be special. Grab your gear. Time to shine! "

The Find

Gand Seeks. This a a common phrase if you have ever met a Gand. If you have ever been on the business end of a Bounty contract with a Gand hunter then you know its true. This particular time the Gand is working for a Lavender skinned Twilek and a her droid. She is bright eyed and hungry for more than a simple life and her Droid is more than a protocol droid, closer to a friend and companion but all danger. This the Gand knows. There is also a Big furry mechanic lurking in the guts of this beat up Mon Calimari freighter. Gand believes its a Shistavanen. Lupine and feral looks but its prey seems not to be wild game but rather getting this bucket in working order. This endeavor keeps the creature growling and scurrying around in the engineering bay.
Gand remembers Standing outside of Tito’s office holding a sign with one word “SEEK”. Tia walked four steps past before turning and asking our name. “Gand” we replied. She then asked if I was a a Findsman. We nodded. The signs were right. Even here Our journey is known. Gand will seek. Gand will Find!
She studied us for a second and asked "Will you work for me if I help you? "
“Gand Accepts” It is the right choice. Now my path will truly start.
Astronaivgation come second nature to Gand. Maps lead to things and tools to help seek. When the Captain asked Gand to search the asteroid belt it was clear that something was wrong. The rocks usually cluster and move together in a celestial dance, but there was a disturbance of a major proportion. Gand will Seek. Our destination is the station Temperance. A mining depot. we deliver the ore and find more data and perhaps more questions.
Temperance was a war zone. Asteroids were pummeling her shields and hull as lasers did their best to disintegrate them and lessen the damage. Gand is intrigued and interested. This is a test and challenge! Time to track the biggest threats.
A short time later Tia calls on the comlink and asks us to help the Temperance with destroying the biggest and most severe of the asteroids bearing down upon them. She has not released the cargo and probably struck a new and better deal with the commander of the station. This will be a good captain and Gand had already tagged them as priority threats. Now for firing solutions and Probability outcomes. This will help get closer to a name but where did they all come from? Lets calculate while the data is transferred. Perhaps this will be of use.
Some time later Tia assumes her possition on the helm and asks us to navigate back to Hodak. “Gand finds source of asteroids. Looks like large explosion deep in the belt. Two ships cores at least.” I say while handing the data pad over. I wait studying her eyes as I see them light up. A smirk emerges on her lips as she hands it back and says “SEEK” This is the right captain and crew. The mist be praised. Let it lift and show the way. We will have a name, one day. It is foretold.
A few days later and the epicenter of the blast is reached. So much data. Time for work. The crew moves into high gear. Lets see what is left.
There……in the distance……a ship tumbling lifeless away from the blast. A discarded clue to what happened. Tia barks out order to match speed and rotation. She wishes to stop its tumble and see what can be salvaged. What seemed several lifetimes passed in a few minutes as Tia bends the ship to her will and the soft thump locks the two hulls together. Then pressure and sound as they slowly stop the chaotic dance and settle to float in the black.
Gand stays at the helm while they search. They will call if they need help and he will watch the skies for more danger. They are a new crew and Gand has not yet proved worth and trust. Time and opportunity will sort it out.
Later they share the data with Gand. The ship is an YT-2000 Corellian light freighter with no registered transponder. Illegal. Very illegal. A holotape was still attached to a astromech arm in the console of the cockpit, showing a human telling the mech to lock out all safety protocols for decompression, right before he locked the mech in the cockpit. He was holding a bag and several thermal detonators. Several minutes after that a squad of storm troopers laser cut their way to the bridge. That was right before an explosion and everything was blown out of the ship!
They also found a smugglers hold containing five modified transponders. Two of which are from core planets. Corussant and Kuat! Pricey and dangerous. With tis was 3000 credits, and two Blaster pistols. a nice haul indeed but nothing compared with a working ship with a hyperdrive. She needs extensive work but its better than renting the Crab from Santiago. The captain looks pensive closes her eyes and meditates for a moment. When they open Gand could read a plan forming.
Tia grabs one of the transponders and tells Auntie Beast, the furry one to install it. The she says " Lets plot a course back to Hodak. We are going to have to see Tomas Redding if we are going to get the “Losers Weepers” online and ready for her new crew!
“The mist parts and shows the light and the way forward. Be ready to Seek” – Grand Findsman Tolek Porr

First steps
Tias crew

The lavender Twilek climbs out of her bunk and pulls on the orange jumpsuit, zipping it up to her sports bra, she’s doesn’t have to work it quite yet and her charms are only a few zips away.
Slapping her HK-21 protector droid and telling him to get the bags while she gather the rest of the crew a Gand seeker and a wolf mechanic. She never saw that composition but anything to get her skyward.
Approaching Tito and freight Depot, She remembers being in line with the desperate and down trodden, trying to get hired on to a crew to make a few credits. The sight is always the same and its always depressing. This time however there is a old Speeder pickup parked outside with a Nautalin on the hood, causally leaning against the windscreen, like this is the only place he needs to be.
“Can’t park there!” she shouts over the pleas of the crowd.
“Tito is in one of his moods but I’m not going anywhere until he does right by our agreement.”
Not your problem, Tia, she mummers to herself as she scans his gear. Clearly he is a professional something and all she wants it to get a run and be off. “Thanks for the heads up about Tito!” she yells as she goes though the door.
Tito’s lobby looks like any other Bureaucratic office, sorta clean but old. Filled with other crews in a Que waiting for their job packets. Her crew lines up and waits.
Yeah, he’s in a special kinda mood. The Toydarian isn’t his normal spiteful self, today he is extra cranky. Something must be wrong. Perhaps she can leverage a better gig seeing as he is off his game. Zip. Navel is exposed and the charm is pouring off her as she approaches his desk.
“What!?” Tito Grumbles not looking up from his data pad.
“Just need a Gig Tito. Looks like you could use some help though”
Tito Looks up, then slowly lets his gaze track down her peaks and valleys terminating at her zipper tag urging it to go further down the track by his sheer will alone. Snapping back to his senses the scowl returns. “What do you think you can do for me green jockey?”
“Well it looks like you need a crew to do something Dangerous and fun. Let’s just discuss price.”
Maybe it was the pheromones or the stress but Tito Actually gave her a shot at running supplies to one of the outer belt mining platforms. Seems like a crew already disappeared and something was causing interference with the station.
Jackpot! Danger equals opportunity and credits!

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