Trassk, the chief thug of the Rodian crime lord
Enkido stood upon the landing platform to the East
of Enkido's estate. Surrounding him were various
other thugs and assorted cargo containers. This
little landing platform had turned into one of the
busiest criminal operations in the Ringali Shell.
Cargo was going throughout the Galactic Core now.
Little Enkdio had gone and made a name for himself,
and this illegal spice running was the backbone of
his criminal economy. Trassk double-checked the
shipments as he waited for the arrival of yet
another in a line of smugglers to arrive to pick up
their shipment for the week.
Eldan got confirmation to land on the landing pad
below that he was flying over. Not having a co-pilot
anymore kind of bugged him a little, but he looked
over the landing rules for this area, to make sure
he did not provoke anyone. The flat saucer YT-1300
Transport Krisscent made a final approach to the
landing pad, lights coming on, and landing struts
extending just to touch down on the pad for a soft
landing. Eldan got up from his pilot seat, not even
strapped down. After shutting down all nonessential
systems, he proceeded to his exit ramp. Emergency
takeoff systems were online still, just in case as
he grabbed his blaster pistol and a clipboard. Eldan
Ione, looking a bit ragged, walked down the still
lowering ramp, went over to who he thought was in
charge, the big guy in the middle of the other
thugs. "Eldan Ione here for pickup," Eldan said to
the large man in the middle.
"Good, Human," Trassk sneered towards the smuggler,
"the entire shipment is right here. Get it loaded
... quickly. Take it to Kuat. You'll receive five
thousand credits at the completion of the job."
"No problem, I'll get going immediately," Eldan
replied back with but a grin on his ratty face.
Eldan moved over to some of the cargo containers on
a repulsorlift pad after checking off some stuff on
his clipboard. He pressed a button on a datapad to
make the Krisscent lower her main cargo elevator in
back. Moving forward with the containers, Eldan made
sure he was quick about it, even though its pretty
safe here, at least for now, he wanted to get done
and out of here. Eldan pressed the elevator button
on his datapad, elevator rising shortly there after.
He rubbed his ratty face, thinking he should
probably shave and clean up his appearance. Once the
elevator was locked and secure, Eldan proceeded to
lock down the repulsorlift pad to the wall that
contained the cargo. There was a few other
containers there, with and without markings, so as
to hide the real cargo. Eldan quickly got
confirmation over the comlink for take-off clearance
from the landing pad while he walked back to the
cockpit of the Krisscent. Eldan's blaster pistol
flew into a seat near the engineering station, along
with the clipboard. Pressing the ramp button to
retract it, he sat down in the pilot seat. Having it
on emergency Takeoff ready, it was a easy start up
Eldan in the pilot seat, the Krisscent blasted off
the landing pad not very discreetly but fast. He
barely lifted up, just yawed around a bit and
engaged the ion engines to full power. Pulling up
away from the estate, Eldan quickly plotted a course
to Kuat. It would take him nearly twelve hours to
get there, but with a shortcut he heard about on the
hyperwave, it may cut it down to ten hours. The
Krisscent left the gravity well of Brentaal, did no
take long, and entered hyperspace for Kuat in ten
hours, hopefully. Eldan took some time cleaning up
and maintaining his beloved Krisscent while en route
to Kuat, the mere ten hours passed without incident.
The Krisscent exited Hyperspace in Kuat space, the
stock freighter slowing to a mere twenty-five MGLT,
Eldan started to restart systems that were not
active in hyperspace. He prepared weapons only to a
warm-up, not wanting to attract attention, brought
long range sensors online, comlink was quiet, he set
it to scan. Particle shields were on at 100-percent,
left the energy ray shields offline, was not needed
... yet ... he started to set up a plan to Kuat City
down on the planet Kuat below. Eldan yanked on his
yoke, while increasing his sublight speed, heading
down towards Kuat City. The Krisscent's ion engines
glowed from a soft blue to a hot white as it
accelerated. Eldan did not see any Imperial traffic
or police patrols on any range of the sensors.
Should be a good run he thought. He rubbed his now
clean face, hopefully he does not look like a
smuggler or a thug anymore. Eldan piloted the
Krisscent through the traffic of Kuat City, was
quite busy today, mainly cargo skiffs and taxis.
Dang taxis he thought to himself ... dang tail heads
always get in the way as he flew down past a few
taxi's cutting them off mid-flight. He laughed.
Opening the comlink, Eldan called the landing pad he
was going too ... Pad 23C. He noticed that his nails
on his right hand were a bit chewed down, his mother
always ragged on him about that .. nonetheless the
tower gave confirmation to land on pad 23C. Eldan
set the Krisscent into landing mode, landing pads
and lights coming online, as he approached pad 23C.
The Krisscent was slowing now, Eldan decided to be a
bit more careful and normal in this landing. The
Krisscent landed softly onto the landing pad, again
Eldon left the Krisscent in an emergency takeoff
mode, in case things went sour. Eldan moved out of
his seat again, heading to the ramp, which started
lowering. Grabbing his blaster pistol and clipboard
off the chair he proceeded down the ramp onto the
pad. Eldan stood on the landing pad underneath his
stock freighter, waiting for something...
An extremely nervous Bothan emerged from the
shadows. He had been transmitted the specifics of
the shipment from his contacts on Brentaal. He
hurried towards the YT-1300 Transport, sizing up the
pilot. "Is it all here?" he nervously asked the
"Yes it is, I'll unload when you need too," Eldan
"Get it unloaded quickly," the Bothan said,
squirming nervously, "we don't want to give the
local dock authority too much time."
"Yes, of course," Eldan pressed the elevator button
his datapad, the elevator started to lower. He had
got the cargo ready just before he exited
hyperspace. Eldan walked over to the elevator and it
stopped, he got behind the replusorlift pad and
started moving it along. "Where do you want it ?"
Eldan asked the Bothan.
"Just leave it here," the Bothan explained, getting
impatient, "my people will take it from here."
Eldan looked around a bit, he stopped the cargo
right in front of the Bothan. "There you are, nice
and secure," Eldan said with a smile this time.
The Bothan bent down to begin inspecting the cargo
containers, no longer giving the smuggler the
slightest care. "Now get out of here before you're
noticed," he insisted.
"Well then, I hope those credits will be in my
account..." Eldan sneered off and walked back to his
freighter at a normal pace ... his blaster pistol
bouncing at his side in the holster. Raising the
ramp on the Krisscent, Eldan sighed a sigh of
relief. He got to his pilot seat, and started the
Krisscent. Eldan blasted off that landing platform,
just barely missing a taxi again. "Damn taxis," he
said. The Krisscent rolled to her port, heading up