Sorry guys about the confusion; it is an inevitable problem with starting in media res. I was going to through an OOC tag but I was in hurry to get the post up so I just went with what I got done last night. Yes, every character plus Tikaris is in the alley being investigated by the stormtroopers, who haven't said anything about why they're being held. However, your characters do know that these shakedowns happen regularly, but this one has been going on a bit longer than normal.
I'm glad you liked the intro! I'm glad the music worked; I've never used music in PbP before, and with all of this Star Wars music already out there I figured why not give you guys something to listen to while you read.