Enkido, the Rodian crime lord of ever-increasing
notoriety sat quietly upon a throne like seat in the
center of his well protected estate. Ever paranoid,
his glance remained fixated on a series of monitors
that showed every entrance, corridor, and landing
platform on his palatial estate. He nervously
awaited yet another bounty hunter whose services he
required as his rushed expansion had rubbed several
smaller criminals the wrong way. He intertwined his
two green hands, leaning back in his chair to ponder
the possibility of becoming the most powerful crime
lord in the Ringali Shell. It was a dream he had
thought up long ago, but never seemed possible until
the Galactic Empire sent the local authorities into
chaotic distraction. Now, it seemed, only the local
Black Sun Vigo stood in the way of his ultimate
Morus Drake, the bounty hunter from Corellia rode on
his X-34 landspeeder on Brentaal which would be
first time on the planet. He was contacted by a
crime lord which he knew little about which made him
a bit tense. Many have tried to betray Morus in the
past while he did their so called contracts. So
there was no surprise that he would be ready for
anything if this turned out to be a trap. The
landspeeder came to a stop in front of the estate
which seemed to be very fancy compared to the places
he has lived. He hopped out of the landspeeder onto
the estate grounds still somewhat alert in case
something were to occur. Slowly walking towards the
entrance of the estate, he looked around for a
welcoming party if there was one. His hands were
down to his belt where his blaster pistol and
vibroblade were located. He knew from the look of
the estate, there would be good money here.
Enkido spotted the bounty hunter approaching the
entrance of his estate. His agents had provided him
with a holographic representation of his appearance
for security reasons. He thumbed down on one of the
array of buttons on his control panel, which
activated the entrance's door mechanism. With a hiss
of the hydraulic mechanism activating, the entrance
to the estate slowly opened, revealing a well lit
corridor that would eventually lead towards Enkido's
so-called throne room.
Morus saw the entrance doors opening as he
approached still somewhat cautious. His hands
remained down at his weapons so he would be able to
get to them quickly. He took one last look at the
exterior of the estate before walking into the
corridor. Wondering who and what was caused the
doors to open, he continued to make his way down the
corridor amazed at the structure. He would like to
have an estate like this but had to keep a low
profile since people might be searching for him.
Morus was a hard man to find which made him wonder
how this crime lord was able to contact him but it
did not matter much to him since a contract was a
contract regardless. He quickly gazed over his
shoulder at the doors closing behind him what made
him even more tense and alert. Continuing to slowly
walk down the corridor, he changed his gaze ahead at
a room which looked like a throne room of some sort.
He was confused that there were no guards or any
other visible signs of protection. He continued to
wonder into the apparent throne room looking for
somebody to greet him, maybe the crime lord who
called him here.
Having watched the bounty hunter's entire journey to
the throne room, there was nothing but an expectant
look upon Enkido's Rodian face. He did not move from
his seat, nor did he perform and gestures that might
make the bounty hunter seem more comfortable. "You
know why you're here," Enkido began, "so we shall
dispense with the formalities. Come forward and we
shall get into the details."
Morus' gaze was now on the Rodian sitting on the
throne in front of him with a slight smirk on his
face. "Good I don't like formalities ... causes too
much problems for me," he replied. When he was about
a few steps away from the throne, he stopped and
folded his arms across his chest. Morus liked people
who get down right to business instead of pleasure.
"So what do you from me?" he said with a stern look
on his face.
"There is an individual," Enkido explained, "who
incorrectly believes he has the right to sell spice
on my territory. I want him put out of business," he
paused for a moment before finishing, "permanently."
"Ah a spice merchant ... interesting," Morus replied
with a nod. He had hunted down many merchants across
the galaxy for years on end so this seemed to be a
easy contract for him. "Alright so what does this
individual look like and where can I find the
target?" he asked.
"This fool operates in the southern section of
Curovao," Enkido informed the bounty hunter, "He's a
Nautolan named Ruyor Farlo so he will be easy to
find. He frequents dive bars, alleys ... wherever
the trash is. You'll smell him before you see him."
Morus nodded to the Rodian as he heard the
information. "Nautolan ... Ruyor Farlo ... southern
section of Curovao...," he said repeating the key
information to the Rodian crime lord.
Upon exiting the estate of the Rodian crime lord,
Morus hopped into his landspeeder and rode out of
the estate grounds. He repeated the information
about the target to himself recalling the key
information which would help him identify the
Morus asked around to the locals of the planet to
the location of the city which the merchant was
rumored to be. When he finally rode into the city of
Curovao, Morus hopped out of the landspeeder
deciding to continue on foot. Those blues hue gazed
around the streets searching for his target. Many of
the people around him looked at him and moved out of
his path with some caution.
Ruyor Farlo stood on his corner, as conspicuous as
possible on a planet that was predominately human.
He was covered in a robe that was two sizes larger
than it needed to be, which could conceal almost
anything. His abnormally large eyes surveyed
everyone who passed by on the streets of Curovao. He
did not need to advertise, or persuade anyone to
come over to look at his merchandise. The locals
knew who he was, and what he had to offer.
Morus continued to walk slowly down the streets
within Curovao searching for Farlo who he was hired
to take out. He walked up to random people asking
him if they knew who Ruyor Farlo was and where he
could be found. After asking many people, a local
entertainer pointed to a person in robe standing on
a corner. Morus had found his target, now he just
had to plan a way to eliminate the merchant. He
nodded to the person who showed him where Farlo was
and started to slowly lurk towards the merchant.
Ruyor looked at the oncoming individual. He did not
immediately recognize him, and he was not one of his
previous customers. He suspected that this might be
a new customer, but was ever cautious from his line
of work. He smiled widely at the man, trying to keep
things calm and size up the situation. "Good day,"
he said warmly, "you look new to Curovao."
Morus stood in front of the merchant with a glaze
locked on him. "Hello there, I'm a traveling spice
merchant that just arrived a few days ago," he
replied calmly. He could smell Farlo's foul stench
which was somewhat revolting but it did not bother
him. He knew this was the man he had to get rid of
but it was all about the timing. "I was told you
were the one to see on this planet," he said, "are
you the one named Farlo?"
Ruyor considered the possibilities for a moment,
studying the man. He seemed like the criminal type,
but he was still weary of any new potential
competition in the region. Enkido's people were
already giving him enough trouble. "Yes," he began,
"I am Ruyor Farlo, and your information about that
business would be correct, but if we are to discuss
this ... it should be done quietly."
Morus nodded to the merchant and looked around the
street at the random people. Now he had the name
along with the smell, enough information needed to
confirm his target. Morus just needed to the
opportune moment to initiate his attac k. "Agreed,"
he replied with a strong nod, "What do you suggest
"Let us make our way to my office," Ruyor told the
man, before heading down the alley behind his
corner. He never turned his back on the individual,
and he was ready for anything.
Morus nodded as he followed Furlo down the alley.
This merchant seemed cautious but anyone has some
sort of weakness and he would find it soon enough.
And when he did, that would be moment to capitalize
and attack his target. His right slowly moved down
to his blaster pistol which was holstered on his
belt just enough so the merchant would not notice,
"So how long have you been in the business?"
"Seven years," Ruyor informed the man, "I have built
up my trade from the ground up and established a
good customer base for my product."
"Interesting," Morus replied to the merchant. "Do
you have any products that are highly demanded?" he
asked acting interested in Farlo's goods. His hand
slowly unclipping his blaster from the holster then
moving over the handle.
A quick lift of Morus' hand brought the blaster
pistol out of the holster with the barrel moving
towards the merchant. His eyes narrowed as the
blaster aligned with the merchants torso with his
right eye staring into the pistol's sight. With a
squeeze of the trigger, a burst of laser was sent
out of the barrel zooming towards Farlo.
Ruyor groaned in pain as the blaster bolt tore into
his abdomen, burning him moderately. "Assassin," he
yelled at the top of his lungs, before heading down
the alley at his top speed.
Morus smirked as the man started running away from
him. Just the way he likes his targets, running and
screaming for their lives. He brought the blaster up
front of him again with the sight locked on the
man's torso. He squeezed the trigger again which
sent another burst of laser out of the pistol barrel
towards the merchant.
The shot flew over Ruyor's shoulder, impacting the
wall at the end of the alley. He took cover behind
the garbage receptacle near the end of the alley,
and withdrew his own blaster pistol from underneath
his robe. He aimed at the man's torso, and fire off
a quick blast from his pistol.
Morus watched as the blaster shot flew way past him
then gazed back at the merchant. He let out a mere
laugh and prepared to fire his blaster again. "Nice
shot..." he said with an evil smirk on his face. He
raised his pistol in front of him again, this time
targeting the man's head. His eyes narrowed down the
sight of the pistol locking on his target. Another
burst of laser flew out of the pistol towards the
merchant with another squeeze of the trigger.
The blaster bolt glanced the side of Ruyor's head,
causing no apparent harm to him. He considered
himself fortunate, but he still felt like his luck
was about to run out. His only choice it seemed was
to again return fire at the man's torso as he
continued down the alley towards him.
The bolt of laser flew past Morus again as he
continued to laugh. "You should have learned how to
use that blaster," he said. He then started to move
a bit towards the man with his blaster in hand.
Ruyor realized he was not a very good shot, and
wished he had Enkido's money so that he could afford
people to fight for him. Nevertheless, he fired off
another blast at the man's midsection.
Morus felt the blast the hit him in the midsection
but no damage to his body. He slowly shook his head
looking from where the bolt hit him to the man, "Tsk
tsk tsk..." He was becoming somewhat entertained
with this merchant who clearly did not know how to
use a blaster. Quickly raising his blaster targeting
the man's head again, he squeezed the trigger
sending another burst of laser flying towards the
The blaster bolt slammed into Ruyor's forehead and
he was dead before he even realized he had been hit.
His head exploded like a piece of rotten fruit,
splattering over the walls of the alleys and over
the trash receptacle. The lifeless corpse fell to
the alley pavement, the right leg still shaking from
the nerve impulse.
Morus slowly lowered his blaster pistol with a
satisfied grin on his face. The merchant was now
dead and he would get his payment. He slowly walked
up to the corpse of the merchant to confirm the
kill. After examining the corpse, he took a piece of
the late merchant's skull and went back to his
landspeeder. He hopped into his speeder and rode off
to the Rodian crime lord's estate to receive his
payment. Another job well done and man fallen to
Morus Drake's blaster.