"As it happens, Calius is one of the few places in Imperial space where I'm perfectly safe. The Berchestian governor and I have known each other for several years. More to the point, there are certain items important to him which only I can supply."
Staffa had known and had a working agreement with the smuggler chief Talon Karrde for several years. His assistant Fingal went behind his back and told of his dealings with Karrde to Grand AdmiralThrawn.