On Coruscant Kass is ordered by the New Republic Frontiersmen to scout out the slums for the old entrances to Lusankya, a Super Star Destroyer/Prison that lifted off from Coruscant almost fifty years ago. Given the general lawlessness of the slums under the cities of Coruscant VLTD-8 is assigned to escort Kass through the underground. 8 easily manages to scare off a couple Rodian muggers and they arrive at their destination without incident. There Kass finds an old unpowered rusted shut door to the Lusankya as well as some small vents into the area, too small for him or 8 to fit through. Taking some pictures and note he returns to HQ to report his findings.
Meanwhile The Prodigal Turtle is making ready to land at the Jedi Academy on Yavin 4. Tryce Wash is summoned from the cargo bay where he work on his vintage T-65 by Captain Fae Victus. As they make their approach to docking bay 94, a flock of birds being hunted by a brith , enter their path. Tryce’s quick reflexes prevent The Turtle from sustaining any damage.
Victus tells Wash to keep an eye on the ship and unloading while he goes to visit an old friend in the archives. Back at the archives a heated book debate between Freya Odanadi and Dannel Jakanoss is interrupted by Ember, the archives protocol droid, that their presence is requested. It turns out that their expertise is needed as scouts have uncovered a new Temple in the swamps. Mina is also brought along as a water pump used to uncover the temple has broken down.
At the temple Dannel is completely oblivious to the ancient Sith runes that might possibly help him figure out how to open the entrance to the temple. Freya on the other hands knows not to rely on what she sees. Stretching out with the Force she feels a locking mechanism inside the wall itself. A simple but effective lock if you wish to keep out non Force users. TKing the mechanism she opens the door and the two venture into the ruins. As it turns out the place looks to have long ago been cleared out. All they manage to find besides empty pedestals is an old broken data pad.
Mina fixes up the old data pad and it turns out that seventy years ago the Emperor had the ruins cleared out and the artifacts and texts taken to his private collection on Coruscant. Wanting to prevent them from possibly falling into the wrong hands the Jedi Council charter The Turtle to send Dannel and Freya to Coruscant right away. The Turtle is being uncooperative, but with a little coaxing from Mina is able to once again get airborne. Captain Victus offers her a job right then and to the GMs relief she accepts.
On Coruscant everyone is finally brought together, including Artemis from Caduceus Galactic , for a quick briefing by head of New Republic Security Ranvey Ut’onos . Commander Ut’onos lets them know that recently they suspect there’s been some black market dealings in Sith artifacts in the Coruscant slums and they would like them to track down whoever is doing this if possible.
Kass reluctantly agrees to escort them there. Tryce and Artemis use their lightsabers to slowly make an entrance after Mina mistakenly drops down the blast door. Inside most of the area is blocked off by more collapsed corridors. However, there are a trio of old spider security droids around the corner. Sending 8 to scout things out the droids caution him to turn back as he is not authorized to be in this area. Pretending to leave, 8 turns around only to turn back swinging his lightsaber at the droid.
While having a lot of trouble with the old heavily armored droids, after three bursts from their heavy repeating blasters, the droids batteries wear out and they shut down for good. Within the available rooms they find some of the missing artifacts as well as a young Trandoshan thief. Diving for the vents the little Trandoshan gets away from them and they hear a crash coming from another room.
It seems as though in his haste the boy broke a container of green fluid Artemis identifies as the Krytos Virus . While Artemis puts in a call to Caduceus, Kass puts one of his newly requisitioned probe droids to good use tracking down the thief. Following the probe droids signal they go up a couple levels to find some vague tracks leading to a local pawn shop. Inside they confront the shop keeper, who doesn’t take to kindly to their kind. As expected a brawl ensues during which Tryce bravely defends a proton torpedo tube for his T-65 only to mistakenly slash it in two with his own lightsaber. Working together the group take out about half of the elder Trandoshan’s gang and convince the other half to surrender after taking out the Barabel muscle.
They find the young boy sitting around playing a game rather than washing up and Artemis once again calls Caduceus for a quarantine crew for the shop. While in quarantine the party takes the time to interrogate the shop owner, but cannot manage to get any decent leads on who he may have sold the missing artifacts to.