The Sunsetter Knights, having proven themselves as the most capable mercenary force in the Galaxy, are contacted by an agent of the Hutts to hunt down Vul Isen, butcher of Dac and poisoner of a dozen water worlds. On Nal Hutta, homeworld and stronghold of the Atirue clan, they are challenged by a test of skill — a sealed chamber packed full of combat droids. Slicing and sniping their way through the death-trap, they break through a heavy war droid’s military defenses and a huge blast door to confront Vedo Anjiliac Atirue — head of the Crime Family and potential employer.
Rend introduces himself by shooting a blaster bolt into the shield-wall protecting the devious Hutt, but manages to secure a high fee for a job they were going to do anyway. Vedo throws in a pair of experimental shield boosters to return the favor owed by his nephew, the late Azzim.
The Hutt reveals that Admiral Gar Stazi’s battered fleet is being repaired in the subterranean ocean below Utapau and that he has passed this information on to the Sith, knowing that Vul Isen will be unable to resist the bait.
Rushing to the sinkhole-covered world, the Knights begin to gather intelligence in Pau City, instructing Port Administrator Tion Medon that evacuations must begin. Discovering the local zoo has had recent thefts and several people have gone missing — Solis cons his way past a city guard to find footage of Sith Apprentices disguised as water merchants. Tracking the bogus laboreres to a residential zone, they uncover a house of horrors — the laboratory of Vul Isen, himself. Having just completed the adjustments to the “Final Protocol” virus, he flees — trusting to Darth Azard, Lord of the Sith, to guard his escape.
Q and Oro rig a string of grenades together to suck all the air out of the room before Rend and Soto start peppering the Sith full of holes. Tesh, Q, and Oro all focus their Force powers on the red-faced murderer as the snipers whittle down his powerful defenses. Finally, as the monster falls and Vul Isen is revealed, standing at the precipice of a sinkhole and ready to drop his world-killer — Soto calls out for Oro to disarm him and the armored Mon Cal reaches across the distance with his will, plucking “Final Protocol” from the Givin’s genocidal clutches.
As he screams in maddened rage, Rend Vando fulfills the contract, knocking him off the cliff with a single, perfect shot. Utapau and the Galactic Alliance are saved.