The adventure began aboard a StarSpeeder 1000, holding 1/10th the passenger capacity (though some space was taken up by equipment and vehicles) and a delightfully silent droid pilot. The four passengers were new arrivals to the Arcanus Penal Colony and consisted of Falleen Rebel commander Xzun Koss, the Human soldier-medic Dyn Solborne, the Rodian gun-for-hire [insert name here], and Miralukan Jedi-Padawan-in-Exile Saralle Va’an. The trip was largely uneventful with little talking among the prisoners and upon their arrival were quickly ushered out into processing. The man in charge of processing (and apparently the only employee working it) was a very large, very ill looking man of questionable repute. While he went through the processing checklist, he informed the quartet that they are now roommates in their luxurious new condo, and that the customary 10% of earnings would be cut down to 8% due to Dyn helping the man relieve a few of his symptoms.
As they traveled to their new home on Arcanus using their various modes of transportation, which included a speeder, speeder bike and jetpack, they exchanged paltry little information of themselves. Anything more was interrupted by their arrival to a very small cargo container that was their home and it was readily apparent it was occupied. The occupant was quickly identified as a steambot appropriately designated ST-MY, along with ST-MY’s Big Burlap Bag of Many Things™ and a dead Bothan. Judicious use of a restrainer bolt on ST-MY turned up no leads about the dead Bothan (most likely due to the questions asked or not asked) and it was decided that the Bothan would be burned and buried. ST-MY was placed under supervision once it became clear that he was spying on them and other residents.
The crew eventually decided to figure out just what ST-MY is up to and instead of following the boy on an admitted three day journey, they opted to just give him a lift to where he needed to go to drop off his observations. The 15 minute speeder ride concluded at a small waterfall and well, complete with small bench for ST-MY. ST-MY told the group that he just puts the notes in the well and then goes to sit by the waterfall since he wasn’t allowed to see the notes being collected. Most were skeptical at first until a hidden panel was found at the bottom of the well. Dyn blocked the door off while the other three went to the well and noticed that there was a hidden panel in the ground that led to a bunker.
Exploration of the bunker quickly yielded results. The bunker belonged to a Twilek named Blart who under a very popular nome de plume wrote a very large series of erotic novels using the notes from ST-MY as inspiration. It was also abundantly clear that this man had died five years into ST-MY’s thirty year mission and the notes ST-MY had been writing were just piling up behind the hidden panel in the well. In an effort to give ST-MY purpose in life again after revealing his mission had been a fraud (and due to the fact most party members didn’t want to go through the hassle of getting the very heavy droid out of the bunker), he was given the task of organizing the notes into their proper files.
The group sought out An’Goss, the village leader and all around working blue-collar Hutt, to request from him both a permit to practice medicine out of their home and to lay claim to the land around the waterfall and well to protect the knowledge of the bunker. An’Goss was skeptical about the second request but relented when it was clarified that they wanted to create a ST-MY wildlife refuge (both to protect the droid and to give him something look at from his little bench). An’Goss also taught them how to raise their standing in the village and earn some money as well by showing them the local bounty board. Saralle expressed interest in hunting the rock wyverns that were plaguing the village and the group decided on their first job.