"Ya know, Moff Eitrix used to have a better decor."
"Quiet scum, we'll arrive in a moment and you'll be respectful."
[A few days ago I get a message from old Moff Eitrix of Brumii. I did some work for him a few years ago. The New Republic technically rules over the sector but this particular system is so far out they don't have any presence of significance. So he kept quiet and apparently is in hiding.]
"Down this hallway."
[It's not unexpected for him to take refuge. Eitrix was a wealthy Old Republic Senator turned Moff for the Empire. While he kept a balanced hand with his populace the rebellion still considered him an Imperial sympathizer.]
[I suppose all things considering he's making due. Eitrix's wealth and power has kept him some small amount of power in the system.]
[Keeping himself tucked away deep in this bunker away from the populous once most of the Imperials left the system to keep from the wrath of insurrectionists.]
"This is it."
[This seems... odd.]
[They seem a little jumpy.]
"The Red Crescent?"
[Interesting. The Red Crescent also known as the Dark Moon was an old guild of assassins that worked everywhere from the outer rim to the deep core.]
[They were supposedly mostly all hunted down during the Old Republic days.]
*Beeps and clicks*
"So... I'm just supposed to walk in?"
"You two are staying out here?"
"I said go inside."
"Ah come in Mando."
"Come closer, I'm sorry for the misdirection. But these days one cannot be too careful"
[This is unnexpected. But Jerriko using a Dark Moon hideaway makes more sense.]
"What are you doing here Jerriko? Where's Moff Eitrix?"
"Oh Jarash? Sadly he fell to insurrectionists about a year ago. When New Republic forces made their half hearted attempt to drive off the few imperials here and hold the system. I've been keeping his trophy wife around for the security codes, pay for the troop details and... other things."
"One can't be too careful in these, turbulent times. Don't you agree Mando?"
"Sure..." [This is bad.]
"Here you are sir freshly extracted."
"Ah thank you SC14, place it down and leave us."
"What do you want me for? A bounty?"
"Because Mando, the prey I need you to seek is very illusive. And for this hunt discretion is needed. Here's my gathered information so far. You'll receive half the bounty up front just for information on the query's location. The rest upon receipt of the merchandise... alive."
"Hmmm... these logs are from over thirty years ago, pre-Empire."
"Yes... the prey I need you to hunt has been illusive for some time."
"And you think they're even still alive?"
"Oh yes... their soup is one I know has survived."
"O... kay. For the amount you're offering I'll at least look into it."
[Seems Jerriko retained Eitrix's wealth for the price he's offering. Jerriko's playing to his reputation, maybe he likes the legends told about him.]
"I'll be in touch..."
"Good Mando, I"ll be waiting..."
To be continued...