After defending Whisper Base the rebels were able to work with Gaav Fennro and the local Lurmen to establish that the damage to the base was much more extensive than first thought. The rebels would need heavier equipment than Caileta Truong could smuggle in if they are to get the base operational again, however the Imperials have a small blockade around Mygeeto, and interdictors on some of the more well known back lane hyperspace routes, ensuring they know exactly who is on in the system at any given time.
The rebel high command were able to negotiate with a lesser Hutt Crimelord, Bargos the Hutt for the co-ordinates of a back lane hyperspace route, known only to the hutts and used for smuggling. In return for access to the hyperspace route the rebels were to investigate a new acquisition of Bargos’, an Oridium mine on Gavos and return with the first years profits of 100,000 credits. As the deal with Bargos was concluded some disgruntled Gamorrean guards decided to break out of the Hutts service and make their names known as Mercenaries, by assaulting the Gamorreans still loyal to Bargos. Zoidberg had the presence of mind to realise what was going on and knew this was more of an honour thing than any actual violence and the Gamorreans would keep it amongst themselves. It appears that not all is well in Bargos’ court.
After arriving at the mine, the rebels discovered a series of empty rooms, occasionally coming across the corpses of some unfortunate sentient victim, a Trandoshan shot in the chest, four humans shot as they sat in the canteen, a human stabbed on landing pad B and a sullustan shot in the unarmed freighter on landing pad B. Lastly a human was found floating in the oil bath in the workshop before the mine entrance. Shortly after the rebels arrived a warning klaxon sounds informing the mine that Storm Barrier Generator 4 (one of the barriers that keeps the violent weather of Gavos at bay) has broken down. Spike also discovered a Mephite crystal for her lightsaber, amongst the tools and spare parts scattered around the workshop. Presumably the crystal was a natural gem discovered as part of the miners excavations.
A group of droids was found standing around in the mine entrance, when greeted a supervisor droid EV-8D3 introduced himself and informed the rebels that the mine was attacked by a group of pirates, and that some of the miners working on the mine might have survived. As this is going on klaxons sound warning that Storm Barrier Generators 5, 6 and 7 were broken down. If one more were to fail the mine complex would be destroyed by the violent atmosphere of the planet. The rebels split up, with Tedlinka and Spike rescuing the miners and Yl-Merulnanar (Nar), Zoidberg, Simon and Nolan fending off the pilot of the Cloud Car airspeeder that was destroying the Barrier Generators.
Tedlinka and Spike discovered from the miners that the droids had gone beserk, killing the miners not on shift. EV-8D3 is the leader of a New Droids Rights Movement group, a group of droids who attempt to “liberate” droids from their “forced servitude” and give them legal protection under the Rights of Sentience clause of the Galactic Constitution. They oppose ownership of droids and anybody advocating anti-droid propaganda, instead advocating that their sentience programming and personality matrices gave them said protection. After returning to the surface, both Tedlinka and Spike were attacked by some of the droids as EV-8D3 made his escape. He intended to use the unarmed shuttle that had been commandeered by Nolan and Nar, however upon their return EV-8D3 was waiting for them with a Binary Load lifter in tow. He was able to negotiate his escape with Nolan, and shortly after Tedlinka and Spike mopped up the remaining droid revolutionaries. Spike used her upgraded lightsaber to open the safe for the mine and after some aggressive negotiation with the miners involving credits for their wages and replacement of droids and the airspeeder, the rebels returned to Bargos with the 100,000 credits he asked for and secured the hyperspace route for the rebel alliance. However the state the mine was left in, that may be the only payment Bargos gets from it.