Last time on The Cline Wars. . . .
Brian’s new character, the professor, gives a speech at a university on Coruscant. Afterwards he finds his transport back to his homeworld has been cancelled, as a new threat level has been declared on Coruscant after the attempted assassination of the senator. Receiving a call from Senator Atanna, whose son is a student of the professor’s, he is asked for a favor; to stay with the professor until it’s less dangerous on the capital, and if he can acquire a ship from Marlo the Hutt that’s off the grid.
At Rhemmy’s hangar, Zalib is contacted by Marlo’s representation, who asks what the situation there is. Rhemmy showed up at Marlo’s finally, and was taken captive by them, accused of being a traitor. Rhemmy maintains that he is innocent and that it was another one of Marlo’s men, Vash, who is the traitor. On the bodies at Rhemmy’s hangar, Zalib finds coins with an emblem that corresponds to a gang led by Vash. This doesn’t prove Rhemmy’s innocence, so Marlo requests Zalib search Vash’s apartment, and capture him.
Marlo is unable to provide a ship for the professor, as his resources are too tied up, and the ships that are registered with him are no good, as the assassins know he’s linked with the senator. Rhemmy, desperate to prove his innocence, cuts a deal with the professor; if he helps Zalib bring in Vash, he will give him the name of an acquaintance whom he buys starship supplies from. The party acquires supplies from a bounty hunter in Marlo’s service, including an R-TechApp man trap.
Having picked up Dae’us along the way, the party raids Vash’s apartment. Although he is not home, there are three gang members that the party takes care of. With one gang member held captive, they await the return of Vash. They capture him in the man trap and defeat the rest of his entourage.
Dae’us returns to the Jedi temple, the next morning he is to be a part of the reinforcements sent to Esseles. The rest of the party goes to Marlo’s where they can prove Rhemmy’s innocence. He keeps up his part of the bargain and gives them an address where they can meet his supplier. It turns out to be the Duros Enoll and his multi-limbed droid R0-B1T. They sell the party a new ship.