The Iziz city watch take Fein Gallasin away as Dr. Slivko comes down the ramp of the Sunjammer; his music listening disturbed by the sounds of the recent fight with the pirates. Wells returns with Ruce Steiner who agrees to take the rest of the team up to the pirate ship in exchange for a shorter sentence on Coruscant (instead of Onderon) while she remains in the Sunjammer in case they need a quick rescue. Rune tells Myn to keep an eye on Pho Sudoka as Slivko sees to her wounds on the Sunjammer. The doctor persuades her to remain just outside the door by telling Myn that while the naked form does not bother a Twi’lek, it may in fact disturb Sudoka to be seen that way. Since Rune and Arten still need medical attention, Dr. Slivko accompanies them on the shuttle (leaving Myn to guard the Snow Nexu since Rune doesn’t trust her alone with Wells). There is a tense moment as Steiner gets nervous when speaking to the individual in traffic control and is forced to use the lewd passphrase but it works. Meanwhile, inside the pirate transport, a group of three motley crew members is leading a handsome roguish individual to the hangar in a space version of “walk the plank” (a fate which doesn’t seem to concern him). The scoundrel, who we learn is called A’ato Mattox (“Crash” to his friends), is accused of cheating the captain in a game of holo-chess. The three shove Mattox in an airlock and are so busy teasing him that they don’t initially notice Rune behind until he asks for directions to the engine room in order to disable it! Shocked, they of course refuse and a short fight ensues during which Mattox manages to move his cuffed wrists to the front and slice the door, dramatically exiting as the last pirate is killed with three-tenths of one second to spare! Even Crash is a bit startled by the amount remaining since he had wasted quite a bit of time peering through the window during the fight to tell the pirates that he had his eye on them and was counting the shots used with his gun. He explains that he’s no friend of the pirates and, realizing that he doesn’t have a ship of his own, would be more than happy to show them the way to the engine room. Mattox tries but is unable to fully disable the alarm system by hacking into a basic terminal but he does manage to downgrade any alerts to amber. Due to an earlier mutiny, the crew has been supplemented with stick droids. The group manages to make it down several corridors stealthily killing any crew they encounter until Dr. Slivko decides to torment a downed pirate rather than quickly take out the last one who activates the klaxons. At one point, a pirate is terrified when the Jedi Knight orders Slivko to “just kill him” rather than doing something worse (such as slicing off his skin). The fights get harder as the crew is able to form temporary barricades in the hallways. The team makes it to the engine room and Mattox assists Arten in disabling the engines to a point in which it would take the pirates hours to repair it (but not needing the transport to be towed to a dock). The group manages to take a short rest before heading to the weapons room so Arten can disable it as well while Rune, Slivko and Crash will make their way to the bridge to confront the Captain.
[NOTE: The title of this episode is a double entendre in reference to both Mattox’s nickname and the new path he is now taking as well as it being the player’s first session using HERO System]