**Gordian Reach, Bronsoon System, P-6**
**Bronsoon Trading Post**
"How are we doing on time?" Buggie asked, as he paced impatiently before a group of cargo containers that hadn't been loaded onto his ship.
Bronsoon was, to put it plainly, neck-deep in the Gordian Reach, a section of space that included the majority of systems under Sith control. The Gordian had originally been under Imperial control, before the great conquests of the one called Darth Tormentous swept over the region. Trade still passed through the area, as economies still relied upon the passage of goods that couldn't be found in the Gordian, and that allowed a fairly simple entry into the system for Buggie and Storm, flying under the standards of the Outland Transport Company, a subsidiary of Outland Mining. The defunct Clone Wars-era business had been originally revived to provide Antarian Rangers, of which Storm was a former member, a means of income, since the Jedi had few means of generating their own income. Upon joining the Blue Star Pirates, Buggie had brought with him his own two Action V transports and had continued shipping under the Outland banner. He wasn't quite sure what the Jedi Council made of it, but the Blue Star Pirates had countless shell companies and corporations under their domain; what was one more affiliate in the grand scheme of things?
"We're almost there," Buggie's co-pilot and former Antarian Ranger, Gary Storm, called back, as he strode out from the wide loading dock of the Action V, "We've got eyes on the dock master. If he heads this way, just Force 'em into turning around."
Buggie scoffed, though he would never admit that if things took a turn for the worse, that would most likely be their best course of action. Buggie had an observation droid buzzing around the trading post, monitoring any wandering eyes that strayed too close to the massive landing pad where both of his Action Vs were taking on cargo. Just as the Gordian needed resources that couldn't be obtained on any of its systems, the reverse was also true, though some of those resources had been aggressively regulated by the new regime. What Buggie and Storm were moving out of the system in this convoy would cause an entire sector fleet to pursue them if word ever got out about what they were really hauling. A swarm of loader droids pulled cargo containers off of repulsorsleds and up into the cargo holds of each ship, but Buggie still couldn't shake the feeling of unease being this deep into Sith territory and handling such illicit cargo.
With no other option but to wait, Buggie checked his datapad for the umpteenth time, making sure that the signal to the escort craft was still stable and that they had all reported in to the rendezvous point. They were the only emergency outlet that the unarmed Outland Transport group had to rely on, besides a few smuggler's routes out of the sector that pirate refugees whom had escaped the sector were willing to pass along.
Kilometers away, on the other side of the trading post, more friendly transports were loading up similarly illegal hauls of cargo containers. Buggie sent a ping through his datapad, intending to check their progress. If all was in order, a double ping would return from each of the transports, sent manually from each of the captains involved on this job.
Action V Transport Outland 01 - 320 RU
Action V Transport Outland 02 - 320 RU
Action V Transport Outland 01 - 4x RX-24 Pilot Droids
Action V Transport Outland 02 - 4x RX-24 Pilot Droids; Master Buggie