The following day, S’zaphir and Sula go to the public area of the municipal building, where S’zaphir talks to various individuals throughout and eventually figures out that two of the elder clan members, Gorban and Dobo are having a power struggle, essentially fighting over which clans are more important.
After a while, two Humans enter and start causing a ruckus regarding an appointment with Choto Na (the Ithor Alpha), he overhears that the female human has access to the 2nd and 3rd floor and is from the Zerka Corp, who is here attempting to get mining rights on the planet surface. The humans are both pretty upset at the receptionist, Lan. S’zaphir enters the conversation, attempting to mediate.
The man is Denarin Avencre a geologist who is working as a prospector for Zerka. The woman is his wife, Gester Avencre, who is the lead negotiator for Zerka on Ithor. She is trying to get someone of authority to talk to her and has already contacted the police. Eventually she admits that their daughter has been kidnapped and the Ithoran authorities are not doing anything to find her, she is a 4 year old girl – taken 2 days ago. They have talked to the police however this is something that happens with weak members of the Ithorian populace. Due to the evolutionary herd mentality of the Ithorians, this isn’t really something they consider an important task to investigate. They have talked with multiple people (including the chair speaker) but because they are part of Zerka and because of her negotiation tactics, they are not very popular on the station so the authorities are not being helpful. So far, No ransom or demands have been presented as of yet.
S’zaphir talks with Gester and volunteers to investigate and find her daughter, she is very suspicious of S’zaphir but agrees that if the party finds their daughter and proves they are not part of the plot of the kidnapping She will owe the party. Back at the ship S’zaphir informs the party of this new development. Sula reaches out to her Exchange contact, Barkor Gaz, to get information about potential underground activity in Trandormire, and finds that there are a pair of Rodian brothers (Zekk and Cado) who handle narcotics and forced “immigration” through Hutt space. They operate out of a gambling den which is registered as a pawn shop, Barkor provides the address and lets Sula know that these are pretty unpleasant people.
Jorah, Sula & S’zaphir make their way to the pawn shop. After scoping out the area, Sula rigs an ion explosive to the main power grid with a remote detonator, which Jorah has. The group enters the pawn shop and finds a guy manning the pawn shop who is very intimidated by Jorah in his full mandaloran gear and does not want to cooperate. Eventually he gets so scared he freaks out and sends a warning to people through a halo net – S’zaphir uses his force sense to find a secret door and presses the button to open it. Behind it, is another door with an identity scanner.
Sula jumps over counter, grabs the guy in a head lock and drags him down the hall, bumping his head across the walls as she goes through and using him open the door and then using him as a human shield as she enters.
There are 3 individuals in the room – 1 human, 1 Quarren and 1 Rodian – they point their pistols at Sula and to the left is an open door. Sula says “Party Time” and Jorah triggers the remote the ion grenade which cuts the power to this area.
The lights go out and combat ensues – Sula engages the Rodian in combat who seems to be able to see in the dark, the other two are blind shooting blind. Jorah quickly disarms the human and the Quarren while Sula knocks out the Rodian. S’zaphir runs out of the shop and convinces the growing crowd of people that he saw a Rodian mess with the power and was directed to where he keeps a speeder. S’zaphir finds him and uses his force powers to choke him unconscious.
The party regroups and takes both unconscious Rodian’s to a undisclosed location and uses “gentle” techniques to identify which one is Zekk and get the information needed. It is difficult, but eventually they figure out which one is Zekk and after some convincing a deal was made where for 1000 credits he will give them the 4 year old human girl at an location at sunset.
During this time, Antodarr staked out the library and used his supreme stealth skills to get access to the records room and received copies of the floor plans for the buildings they needed and exited the building without causing alarm.