The crew races to Cloud City, anxious to discover what happened to their associate Aris Shen. They are greeted by Lobot and Lando, who explain that they’ve asked the crew to conduct the investigation because there are several suspects who were close to Aris and they are not sure they can trust anybody who was in the city at the time of the murder. They introduce the group to Captain Tolund, who briefs them on the situation so far.
After assisting with the autopsy and realizing the left hand was removed from the body and the angle of the bullet wound in the back of her was angled upwards, the group heads to the crime scene. A close inspection reveals no signs of forced entry and two glasses containing remnants of alcohol, indicating it was likely someone Aris knew and let into the apartment herself.
An examination of the work emails of Aris and a thorough interrogation of the suspects seem to eliminate more suspects than pointing to likely ones until an inconsistency between two witnesses point towards her personal assistant. Slicing into the secretary’s email to collect some evidence and an effective interrogation eventually gets the assistant to confess. She was paid by a bounty hunter to betray and murder Aris and to take her hand as proof of the deed. Lando and Lobot are notified of the confession, the secretary is arrested, and the crew is rewarded for their role in solving the crime.
Lando informs the group that he regrettably must end their business relationship, as he does not want their trouble with the Empire leading to trouble for Cloud City. He gives them some additional credits as a token of thanks for the successful business transactions they’d conducted together.
Before they can leave the planet, a voice from the shadows calls to Mallinia. As Mallinia moves closer to investigate, she recognizes Eleiza, who they had met earlier during the Jewel of Yavin caper. Eleiza explains that she has felt a disturbance in the Force, and needs help…
XP Awarded: 15 XP (Base)
5 XP MVP Bonus: Ney