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- "There is no profit without risk."
Iltar was a pseudonym used by Luke Skywalker when he visited Borgo Prime with Tenel Ka to discover the identity of the kidnappers of Lowbacca, the Solo twins, and Em Teedee. Because the kidnappers utilized industrial grade Corusca gems, and GemDiver Station was the only source of Corusca gems at the time, Calrissian and Skywalker believed that questioning Calrissian's Corusca gem broker could lead them to the kidnappers.
According to their story, Iltar and Beknit, his ward-cousin, were less-than-savory Randoni traders whose business was in archaelogical treasures. While at a secret dig on the planet Ossus, they discovered a treasured vault from the time of the Old Republic that was heavily armored and set so deep into rock that lasers and blasters couldn't penetrate it.
Iltar and Beknit were fearful of using explosives to breach the vault, for that could destroy the treasure that they were set on getting. The only other alternative was to use an industrial-grade Corusca gem to drill into the vault and keep its contents intact. For that reason, the two traders visited Borgo Prime.'
Once there, the traders landed their blockade runner Off Chance at Docking Bay 94. Iltar and Beknit made their way to Shanko's Hive, seeking an information broker. They eventually made contact with Calrissian's broker and informed him of their predicament.
Iltar and Beknit struck a deal to buy one industrial-grade Corusca gem from the broker. The two traders then inquired as to who else had bought industrial-grade Corusca gems from him. The broker was initially reticent to share any information about his clients, but Iltar informed him that he and his ward-cousin needed to know of anybody who could be capable of stealing the treasure that they had found.
After hearing this, and some financial encouragement, the broker relented and told the two traders that a woman who had called herself a "Nightsister" had bought up his entire last shipment of industrial-grade Corusca gems. Informed of this, Iltar expressed his concern that she may have already stolen the treasure that he and Beknit had discovered.