h3. SCENE I: IT ALL STARTED WITH A KIDNAPPING…
The Rust Bucket races across the surface of Vactooine, closely tailed by four T.I.E fighters in pursuit. Inside, Crank Steevador pilots the freighter into some steep canyons and ravines in an effort to shake the imperial fighters. Meanwhile Meeknu the Jawa storms around the engine bay, still consumed by a murderous rage after killing Jefdaq Corslin. As the Rust Bucket lumbers through the ravines and dodges gigantic mining juggernauts, the T.I.E fighters split into two flights, one rising to a higher altitude while the other pair dive down into the ravine to follow.
Meanwhile, in the cargo hold’s new bounty hold, Soondabu Jjigae and Gaarvuur begin to interrogate Thweek, the kubaz pilot captured back at the spaceport. During the interrogation, Thweek reveals that he was ordered by Teemo the Hutt to bomb the weapons warehouse on Tatooine and return to hiding on Vactooine. Unknown to the kubaz, the warehouse belonged to Jabba and the Sons of Anchorhead, which the gang realise was intended to be the opening move in the young huttling’s plan to overthrow his elder cousin and rise to the head of the Desilijic clan.
Desperate to survive and escape Teemo, Thweek offers the flight recording data from his star fighter, the Golden Goose, which was still docked in Vactooine’s spaceport. He agrees to give them all of his flight data that would link the Goose to the safe house owned by Teemo on Vactooine, which would be the type of evidence needed for Jabba to remove him cousin permanently.
Meanwhile, back in the cockpit, Crank grapples with the controls as the T.I.E fighter’s begin opening fire with their laser cannons, blasting the aft hull plating of the freighter. V3-GA5 mans the weapon control station and fire suppressive blasts back, hoping to deter the fighters while not actually hitting them.
Eventually, Crank detects a large mining hole on his scanners and – in an incredible display of piloting talent- dives the freighter into the deep hole and swings the ship into a shaft. Amazingly, the metal ore within the mining shaft disrupted ship-based sensors, and the T.I.E eventually – unable to detect the Rust Bucket – depart.
SCENE II: CATCHING THE GOLDEN GOOSE
Having waited several hours into the night to ensure that the Imperials had left the area, the Rust Bucket quietly returns to the edge of the spaceport. Since he had remained on the ship during the spaceport shooting and was unknown to the authorities, Crank Steevador is chosen to sneak into the docking bays and acquire the Golden Goose.
Taking one of the speeder bikes, Crank drives into the darkened city, returning to the docking bay where Thweek had secured his fighter. After fixing the engine damage from Meeknu and downloading the flight data to a datapad, Crank commandeers the fighter and takes off, joining the Golden Goose in orbit. Together, they make the hyperspace jump back to Tatooine.
SCENE III: IN THE SERVICE OF THE HUTTS
Returning to the desert of Tatooine, the Rust Bucket and the Golden Goose touch down outside Dawn Motors and hand the incriminating evidence over to Repo. As agreed, Soondabu and V3-GA5 convince Repo to spare Thweek’s life and let him escape the planet on public transport.
The next day, while the gang are relaxing and laying low at Repo’s mechanic shop, a translator droid enters the office with Repo close behind. The droid stipulates that it has a message from its master. From the droid’s chest plate, a hologram emitter flickers into life and forms the digital image of a large hutt breathing deeply from a hookah…