The team decided to let the Mercs free with the assumption of a favor owed in the future as well as confirming with the with Tyrral Talus’s men that the job was accomplished and the team was dead.
That night, the team met with Cyrill Lloyd at one of the temporary construction towns to go over the next steps. After presenting evidence that implicates Talus and letting Cyrill know that Talus assumes that they are dead, Cyrill decides to go after Talus first thing in the morning with the team and some security forces.
The team is put up for the night at a hotel in the capital where they rested up and allowed Dr. Tuka Rask to heal their serious injuries. It was decided that their critical data needed to be stored manually on the ship to reduce the chance that it could be stolen or lost. T’ease. As T’ease was leaving their ship, a sniper shot struck T’ease, but she managed to escape before another shot could be fired.
The team researches more on Talus and finds that he’s essentially middle-management in the Hassan government. He has enough power and reputation that simply taking him out at this point wouldn’t be in the cards, but not enough power and reputation where an arrest was not out of the question at this point with the evidence gathered so far. One important bit of info though was that Talus has serious Imperial ambitions which isn’t good considering the discovery of the Jedi Temple.
The next morning, Cyrill transports the team to the capital building and with the help of the team, arrests Talus. Talus was angry at the arrest, but not completely surprised, which is not shocking considering that the sniper was most likely one of Talus’ men. Before Talus is escorted out of his office, he implies that he most likely is behind or at least supports the major Dig Site raiding groups and also implies that the liaisons are with the raiders.
After Talus is escorted out, the team goes through his paperwork and computers (as well as stealing a first aid kit). They found paper work that showed he was trying to get certain civilians put in security forces for the Dig Sites. The team theorizes that they are there to infiltrate the site to find out more about what has been discovered.
Cyrill hears that the Jedi Temple dig site is under attack by the main raiding group. RX-47B and Cyrill discuss strategy and it’s decided that the main Hassan force will attack the Jedi Temple dig site while the team goes after the liaisons at the Raider base at the old dig site with the request that while some collateral damage is going to happen, that they should not destroy the site as there still could be valuable artifacts there along with the fact that the liaisons need to be brought back alive.
The team begins the assault on the raider base and start by using their ship to destroy the vehicles that did not go with the main raider force. They then use their speeder along with a massive barrage of weaponry to fend off the remaining raiders outside the base
When they go to the bottom of the dig site, they were met with a large metal door which Dr. Tuka Rask and Donovan Altair worked on to determine if any raiders were on the other side as well as to get past any traps/locks. After opening the door, the team ventured forth and soon encountered another raider force in a long hallway. The team managed to dispose of this batch, including two well-entrenched raiders who the team successfully managed to lure out of their hiding spot and into a lane of fire.
After the fight ended, the team found the command center and prepared for their next move.