Drifting in the outer reaches of space, the Resurgence and her crew has been your hosts after the rescue of the Imperial Admiral Gilder Varth from a Felucian prison. After a few days, you are called to the ship's main briefing room.
Upon arrival, you see Gilder Varth awaits you, now dressed in the uniform of an Alderaanian ship officer. At his side a silver and yellow astromech whirs away as it interfaces with the computer console at the center conference table. He indicates for you all to take a seat. Again even the needs of a Sluissi to sit comfortably have been anticipated.
Corran flops down in a chair next to the curving chair intended for his serpentine friend. Rald flanks the otherside and seats himself, datapad on to take notes.
As soon as everyone is comfortable, the holo-projector springs to life, and the blue-tinted hologram of a Hutt appears to hover a few inches away from the projector’s three curved prongs. With a brusque clearing of his throat, former Imperial officer Gilder Varth rises and begins to pace the floor while he speaks, wasting little time on pleasantries.
“Before the Empire decided my conscience was a liability,” he says, “I was involved peripherally in a top-secret plan known as the Sarlacc Project. While the details of the project are unknown to me, I was involved in the transfer of large sums of credits and resources to the project. Whatever the project entails, it is taking up a lot of the Empire’s time and effort. Moreover, I believe that this Sarlacc Project is destroying the lives of thousands of sentient beings; casualty reports crossed my desk on a regular basis."
After a brief pause he continnues, “Unfortunately, I don’t know much more than that. However, during my brief brushes with the project, I discovered that the Imperial Navy was hiding the program’s existence from the Senate by transferring resources through secondary sources. Resources were routed through the Corporate Sector, through fake contractors, and through the criminal underworld to keep a trail from leading back to the project.
One such secondary source was a Hutt crime lord named Darga. Like all Hutts, Darga is a slimy gangster whose love of credits is exceeded only by his love of power. Part of my job involved transferring resources to Darga, and in turn arranging for Imperial agents to take control of other resources from the Hutt’s organization. These were not simply transfers of credits. The items being traded were not specified, but physical resources were definitely being exchanged. Though it’s not much, this is the only lead we have.
Captain Verana has charged me with helping to uncover more about the Sarlacc Project, and he has authorized me to use you as my agents. We need to find Darga the Hutt and see if you can learn what he is trading in and how it relates to the Sarlacc Project. Do you have any questions so far?" he pauses to allow you time to digest whats been presented and to ask questions.