The cantina is so smoky you can hardly see through it. The first thing you notice are the crashed swoop bikes hanging from the ceiling. There are shelves lining the wall filled with helmets that, from the looks of the scratches and the cracks in the helmets, honor the dead swoop bikers. Above the bar is a HoloTV that is playing a swoop race. Whether the race is live or an old race, I cannot tell. Displayed in one corner are a couple of arcade swoop racing games. In another corner is a dartboard, where a group of patrons are playing a semi-friendly game. Along the bar is a track where a couple of miniature swoop bikes "race" around. There are a few drunks around the bar. Twi'lek females dance on stage while males stare lustfully at them. Such is the daily life in the Swoop Inn, I would expect, I thought as I entered the cantina with Derryn Dunekicker and his brother Dominick.
There is a Besalisk in one of the booths, accompanied by a Duros and a Twi'lek. The Besalisk seems to be staring at me so I shoot him a dirty look. Too many years of a soldier has hardened the ASO performer I used to be. I notice a Shistavanen in the corner spills his drink when he sees me. Interesting reaction, but I have seen that before, too. Derryn identifies the Twi'lek as Angelo "Snaps" Provolone and signals us to keep our post. He starts toward Snaps when he is stopped by the bouncer, a Herglic apparently named Bob. Bob says "If you are here to see Snaps, You have to talk to me first." Derryn somehow convinces Bob that it was OK and Bob takes him to Snaps. Derryn sits down next to the group. The Duros says "I think your rebel contact is here."
Derryn replies sarcastically, "Ya think?" He explains that "Ice Man" (Dom) and I are here to train Snap's men and that the Flying Bantha Trading Company are working on getting firearms for the gang. Derryn's 2nd father is in full swing of the star fighter production, to which everyone but the Besalisk was clueless as to what "2nd father" means. Derryn continues "The alliance is willing to provide arms and fighters as long as you are willing to help take the planet back from the Imperials."
Snaps replies "I am only worried about down here, then we will see about up there."
Derryn says "We are all in. You can expect your first delivery in about a week." Then Derryn asks if there is a place down here to land his ship.
Snaps says "Yea it is down below" and gives him clearance to land. Derryn leaves Dom and I here. Snaps and the Besalisk leaves to go to the garage. He ends up giving an OLD republic scout that is literally stripped to the frame and the engine is gone. He says "If you can fix it, you can have it."
A few minutes later, Derryn arrives with his ship. He lands it and lowers the ramp. Snaps wants to see the goods so Derryn leads him on board and shows him the firearms. There are crates of DC-15s and DC-17s. Snaps examines the guns and chooses two DC-17s to keep for himself.
Back up in the cantina, we find out that the Duros name is Hermit Cath, and he is basically a mercenary and wants a job that pays cash, not in food only, the Shistavanen is a demolition happy alien named Shavven that is a little psychotic when you get a few drinks in him, the Besalisk's name is Jix Hide and is a mechanic for the garage Undertow.