Well, the CSR’s were as useless as I’d heard; no joy on my issues from them.
So I figured I might as well try something new and more established, and started the Hero of Tat quest. Me and another fellow I ran into more or less wiped out the squill cave (not as many players there anymore, since it’s only 1 xp per kill most of the time), got the hermit, got his squill skull, and got out. Also managed to get the Intellect Mark this evening.
Then, in a wild fit of desperation, I figured to check out the site of the Sith Campsite again, as I still had the waypoint. DaWookie was kind enough to accompany me to the site-and there they were! You’d think they’d have had the sense to relocate their campsite, but apparently, these Sith are a few sandwiches shy of a picnic. DaWookie and I killed the Sith, I got the datapad, and I’m on track to make a Dathomir trip tomorrow. (Again, public thanks to DaWookie for giving me a hand here. Between this and the Warrens, I wouldn’t be in this position without him.)