The Rodian crime lord Enkido nervously awaited the
arrival of the smuggler he contracted to handle the
shipment of his goods he needed to quickly get out
of the system. He knew the Imperial presence in the
region would not make this day go any easier. He
looked around the room once more before muttering to
himself, "Where is he?"
Maarek Dune made his way into the area the two of
them had set up. Stopping as his eyes slowly looked
about the area. Talking softly to himself, "Another
day. Another mark." Slowly his feet took him into
the building. His eyes looked from side to side as
he walked. His blaster pistol hidden under the
jacket he had on.
"You're late. You're already behind schedule. We
have to hurry if we're going to get this done,"
Enkido nervously said as he came around from behind
the table. His left hand extended towards a
moderately sized shipping container. "This one ...
this one here. Take it to Talus. If you successfully
get past the Imperials ... and back ... I will pay
you five thousand credits."
Maarek's eyes looked to it slowly, and he then
looked back to the crime lord. "Understood... Where
is the drop point to be at?" Taking in how nervous
the man is and seemed to be. Him late. Not by his
clock he was on time. But that in it self was
"There's a small bar in the northeast section of
Dearic. Look for a man named Phinn. He'll know what
to do with the shipment. Now, get going ... you
haven't much time." Enkido explained.
Maarek nodded his head. He took the container, as
he left, and he did one more look at the crime lord.
Was he a man to be trusted or not? But in time that
will be found out. He made his way out of the
building and back to his ship, and he loaded the
container into the hold. Talking to himself, "Time
to get out of this place." Closing the ramp to the
Black Raven, he made his way to the bridge...did not
look like much but it was home. Slowly his fingers
slid over the controls, and he turned on the power
to the engines and all systems that he will need for
The comlink to the Black Raven began to beep as
the Ringali Shell Security Force attempted to make
contact with him. "Black Raven, this is Brentaal
control, please respond. Over"
Maarek shook his head, "This is Black Raven. Go
ahead Control. Over." Now time to see what they
"Black Raven, this is Brentaal control," the
docking authority officer responded, "Our sensors
indicate you are powering up. Do you require
clearance to depart? Over"
A chuckle came from him as he heard the officer.
Maarek hit the comm back on, "Yes...I need to get
under way rather swiftly...Any way you can give me
the OK to go right now? Over" Seeing what they will
have to say to that. Still his fingers working over
the controls, as he was also getting the jump ready
to go to Talus.
"Alright Black Raven," the docking authority
officer informed the captain, "What is your cargo
and destination? Over."
Maarek smiled. " Alderaan. My cargo is fine
silks. I am taking them to one of the centers there.
Over." Thinking to him self, "Lets see if that will
"Clearance to depart granted, Black Raven," the
docking authority officer replied, "Brentaal control
Maarek smiled, and he then lifted off. The Black
Raven rose into the air, as the landing legs lifted
up into her...he then made his way up and out of the
planet and into space. Doing a few more passive
scans to see who and what was about.
Two Sienar Fleet Systems TIE/ln starfighters
approached the Black Raven's location once it passed
through the region of space near the planet
administered by the Ringali Shell Security Force.
The lead pilot, Lieutenant Trolg, activated his
craft's communication unit and signaled the Black
Raven. "Unidentified freighter ... please identify.
Maarek lifted a brow. Yet another fun, "This is
the Black Raven. How can I help you? Over" Not sure
what he will be facing here with the TIEs and what
not. His fingers slid over the controls of his ship
just in case he will have to do his jump fast to the
planet he needed to go to.
Lieutenant Trolg eases back on his flight
controls as he approached the Black Raven. His
starfighter began to scan the freighter for a
weapon's signature. He had been ordered all traffic
in the region for illegal arms shipment, "What is
your cargo and destination? Over."
Maarek shook his head, "I am heading to Alderaan,
with fine silks. Over." Ah he was being
scanned...this should turn up to be fun.
Lieutenant Trolg's head-up display indicated that
the Black Raven was not carrying any weaponry. He
eased his flight control around to steer the vessel
towards the next ship on his sensors, "Alright. Get
out of here, then. Over and out."
Maarek smiled...flipping off the comm, as he made
his run up to jump into hyperspace, and to Talus
that is. Flipping on the hyperspace engines, as he
made the jump to Talus. Should take some time to get
there...just fine with him since he can get
something to eat.
The Black Raven dropped out of hyperspace and
near Talus. Maarek flipped on the passive scans. His
hands also got ready for any trouble by getting the
The Corellian Security Force identified the
vessel on their sensors, and a port officer
immediately attempted to raise the vessel on the
comlink, "This is the Corellian Security Force.
Please identify. Over."
"This is the Black Raven. Over," Maarek said into
the comm system.
"Welcome to the Corellian Sector," the CorSec
official replied over the comlink, "Do you require
landing clearance? Over."
"Yes. I will need clearance to land. Over,"
Maarek's voce said back over the comm system.
"Very well, Black Raven," the CorSec official
told him, "Permission to land on Talus granted. Over
"Thank you," Maarek said. He made his way into
Talus and saw where he will be landing at. The
landing legs will slid out from under the ship, and
he softly touched down. Flipping off power to the
engines, as he looked about. He left most systems on
for the safe side of things. Opening the platform,
he walked to it and out onto the landing platform of
Talus. Time to go find this Phinn person at the bar
he was told to go to.
Phinn, a human thug, sat in a shadowy corner of
the bar in Daeric. He seemed nervous, and anyone
that saw him would know that he was 'up to
something.' He waited impatiently for his contact,
nursing the same drink he bought when he first
arrived over an hour ago.
Walking into the Bar. Maarek's eyes slowly looked
about. Slowly walked to the bar to ask the tender
for a drink. Phinn he hope will see him, as he
walked about after getting his drink. Found a table
in a way so that he can watch the door to the bar
and the others that were in the bar. His eyes never
stayed on one person for to long. Took small sips of
his drink, as he just sat there.
Phinn swallowed nervously as he stood from his
table, and made his way over towards the newcomer.
This was a dive bar, and all of the locals who came
in here were known to him. This had to be his
contact. He looked at him carefully before beginning
to speak, "Did Enkido send you?"
His eyes fell onto the man who seemed to stand
and walk over to him. Maarek will nod his, "Yes he
did. Care to sit down?"
"No ... no," Phinn told him in a rushed tone,
"Where is it? Do you have it? I need it!"
A brow lifted, as he stood, "It is back on my
ship. It is safe there. So shall we walk to my
ship?" Something seemed a little odd. Both men seem
to be nervous.
"Yes, immediately," Phinn informed him, and began
walking towards the door. "Let's go!"
Maarek moved with the man. He has to see why he
seemed so nervous but later. "This way," as he led
the man to where his ship was at.
Phinn stepped forward into the hangar, and
stopped at the exit ramp of Maarek's ship. He was
not very impressed by the craft, and chose to remain
inside the hangar rather than enter the ship, "I'll
wait out here," he informed him, "Bring it to me out
Maarek nodded his head. Opening back the
platform. Stepped back into his ship. The smell of
home was always a good thing. Made his way to where
the cargo was at. Getting it, as he then made his
way back to where Phinn was at. His eyes looked at
the man again...his own hand was close to his
blaster, for he was not sure what this man will try
Phinn dropped to his knees in front of the cargo
container. He wrapped his arms around it, as if he
was hugging it. He stood with a maddening smile on
his face as he picked up the container. "Thank you,"
he said before running out of the hangar with the
Maarek nodded to the man...closing back up his
ship and headed to his bunk to get some sleep before
heading back to where the crime lord is at to get
his money. His eyes closed, as his mind raced with