Note: In the interest of generating sympathy for our good captain, we should point out that Tagon is pretty cash-poor right now. He just bought his company back from Schlock, and he doesnt have the money to run a campaigns worth of paychecks, let alone replace the overpriced, over-rated armor that got sent through the proverbial chipper during their last gig. Without the constant funding from venture capitalists hungering for a revolutionary new star drive*, Tagons Toughs must now operate under more of a hand-to-mouth business model than it used to. Which is to say, theyll use their hands to punch you in the mouth if theres the promise of money somewhere in the exchange.
*Footnote to note: Speaking of revolutionary new star drives, the teraport has lived up to that bit of marketing lingo rather unexpectedly by driving revolutions to a new level of violence in star systems all over the galaxy.