Ota the Bothan
A Bothan spy working the Outer Rim
The Bothan clears his throat. “Nyn has told me a good deal about you, and I have a project underway that could make use of a group as resourceful as yourselves. However, before we get down to negotiations, I feel I ought to make you aware of this.” The Bothan pulls out a small holographic projector and switches it on. “This communication is keyed to an encrypted fre- quency used by some of the bounty hunters who work the Outer Rim.” He switches the pro- jector on and it displays a series of scrolling images. You can make out the streets of Mos Shuuta, the Krayt Fang, your faces…
An accompanying text scrolls by, giving the fol- lowing message in Gand, Rodian, Trandoshan, and Basic: “Wanted: 50,000 credits reward. If you have information, contact Teemo in Mos Shuuta, Tatooine.”
If this situation continues, you could have very dangerous people hunting you … people like Bossk, or even the Mandalorian.
“I have a proposition. The job I have in mind for you will bring you into contact with those who are currently engaged in a deal with Teemo. If you negotiate well with them, they could provide you with an opportunity to strike at the Hutt from the heart of his own palace. I won’t lie to you, there is some risk, but you will have a better chance following my plans than you’ll have once these bounty hunters catch up with you.
“I will, of course, also see to it that you are re- warded for killing or compromising Teemo the Hutt. He should have the credits on hand to pay his hunters, and I will make sure any such money passes on to you.”
“I have been invited to a private function to be hosted by a Geonosian duke, Duke Piddock. I am not expected to turn up myself, of course, but the duke will expect a few guests to appear as representative of my interests. This duke re- cently planned to do some deals with Teemo, then changed his mind. As it happens, this duke has a rival, Duke Dimmock, who is due to deliver some goods to Teemo in a few days. If Dimmock knew what made Piddock change his mind, he might agree to help us.
“Is that understood? I realize it is a little com- plex. We are to find out from one Geonosian what caused him to turn from Teemo in order to convince another Geonosian currently working with Teemo to help us instead.”