The party travels to Nar Shaddaa to seek leads on the location of the base from which the space pirates operate. A run in with a bounty hunter lands such a lead and they proceed to the identified star system. The party finds the pirates running a mining operation with a slave labor force built up from prisoners of their shipping raids. Our heroes’ attempt to infiltrate the operation goes awry. They are captured and brought before Kaox Krul, a malevolent practioner of the dark side of the force.