“Hagwa doopee!” Don’t move! Turning, Mander saw a strange form emerge from the shadows of an archway beyond the bridge. It looked like a Hutt wrapped in metal, its semifluid body covered with overlapping plates. Its neckless head was enshrouded in a dome of durasteel, with a narrow windows cut for the eyes and ringed with sensors. The entity carried a stun baton in its metal-shod hands. The armored Hutt barked again, and this time a translation voder squawked in Basic. “Flee, you cowards!” said the translator. “Make this a good sport! For you are the prey of Parella the Hunter!” “You have got to be kidding me,” said Reen, and opened up with her blaster.
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