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Xamar agrees to expose the Covenant to the Council, but only after he receives promises from Tokare and Lamar that Krynda Draay will receive full immunity for her role in the Circle's wrongdoings. Contents [ show ]. Entertainment Weekly. Miller was pleased to give more time devoted to Elbee, who he had hoped to develop further in Commencement before he decided to focus more on the Master's vision. X-wing Rogue Squadron 0— After Malak departs, Jarael thanks Carrick for saving her from him, and she decides to ask Carrick for help in breaking the Crucible.
However, Onasi visits Carrick later that night and tells him that he managed to call emergencies down to seventeen of the twenty-seven Stereb cities that were hit by the bombardment, calls that led the Stereb to take shelter in underground bunkers. On her way to Taris on a mission for the Supreme Chancellor , Raana Tey is tormented by nightmares, particularly one where she relives the Padawan Massacre from Zayne Carrick's perspective—and where the Padawans are the ones who kill the Masters.
To rid herself the night visions, Tey believes that she must kill Carrick. On The Last Resort , Jarael and Dyre are struggling to heal Camper—who has been plagued by illness for years but whose illness is growing steadily worse—and Jarael decides to visit the planet Arkania in hopes of acquiring medical aid.
Jarael attempts to visit a medical center in Adascopolis , but she is forced by the guards onto a shuttle out to the mining camps because she is an Arkanian Offshoot, and aboard the shuttle, Jarael meets another Offshoot named Zadawi who takes Jarael to her house. From Zadawi and her grandmother , Jarael learns of how the Offshoots are discriminated against by the "pure" Arkanians, and Zadawi helps Jarael disguise herself as a pure Arkanian so she can sneak into the city.
However, Jarael's visit to the medical center draws the attention of Arkanian guards, and Jarael's fight with them is ended by the arrival of Lord Arkoh Adasca, who calls off his guards and offers to help cure Camper. The Arkanian Legacy , Adasca's flagship and the mobile headquarters of Adascorp , brings The Last Resort aboard it, though Camper collapses in one of his spells when he learns that Jarael is working with Adasca.
Camper is rushed into quarantine by the Arkanian Legacy ' s medical staff, and Jarael stops Adasca's guards from attacking Dyre when they see he is a Mandalorian. Lord Adasca proceeds to give Jarael a tour of the Legacy , during which he explains that Camper—whose real name is Gorman Vandrayk—used to work for Adascorp years ago before he was exposed to Balinquar's Virus , a pathogen that affects elderly Offshoots. Adasca offers Jarael free reign aboard the Legacy as Camper undergoes treatment.
Meanwhile, the Republic defensive line at Serroco is failing rapidly, and as the Courageous is boarded, Admiral Karath, Onasi, and Captain Dallan Morvis are forced to retreat towards the brig. Karath reluctantly seeks help from Carrick, who, after Karath promises to take the Jedi with him, reveals that he has removed the screws from the bulkhead in his cell—exposing an access passage straight to the hangar and Onasi's Deadweight.
Unbeknownst to Jarael, Dyre has been imprisoned by Adasca, who makes a deal with the Mandalorian: Furthermore, Eejee Vamm contacts Jarael and informs her that Camper is in recovery for the next few days—a conversation that he uses to show a perfectly healthy Camper that Jarael is safe, for now. Vamm reveals that Camper's illness were caused by pollutants and spores in The Last Resort ' s vents, and Camper is forced to resume the research he abandoned years earlier to ensure that Jarael is not harmed.
Haazen informs Draay that WatchCircle Vodo has foreseen a faceless evil rising in the future, and in order to investigate its source, Haazen dispatches Draay to meet with Arkoh Adasca, who has been contacting the leaders of various groups such as the Jedi Revanchists and the Republic Navy.
Aboard the Arkanian Legacy , Adasca continues his attempts to grow close with Jarael, inviting her to dinner, and he is pleased to learn that Camper's research has met with success.
Adasca later approaches Dyre, who is engrossed in research, and makes a new deal with the Mandalorian: At dinner, Adasca surprises Jarael by discussing her unique genome, and he reveals what Camper has been working on—the weaponization of the space slugs known as exogorths —before he unveils the dozens of hibernating exogorths that they have located in the remote Omonoth system.
The Deadweight answers Adasca's message and rendezvouses with the Arkanian Legacy in the Omonoth system, aboard which Adasca has decided to keep Jarael as his companion for the time being—and when she overpowers his HK droids and levels a blaster rifle at him, Adasca forces her submission by threatening Camper's life. Jarael is overjoyed to see Carrick among Admiral Karath's party, and she kisses him passionately in order to get close and explain the situation in a whisper.
At Karath's request, Adasca imprisons Carrick, and the Arkanian adds a threat against Carrick's life to Jarael's motivations before he greets Squint, who has answered Adasca's summons for the Revanchist leader.
Squint, or rather Alek, informs "Dyre" and Jarael that "Demagol" fell into a sedative-induced coma almost immediately after the Jedi departed Flashpoint, and Adasca is called away by Eejee Vamm to meet another visitor—one who Adasca is surprised to recognize as Lucien Draay. Draay and Adasca exchange pleasantries and wine, but Draay collapses after he drinks drugged wine , as Adasca did not want Draay involved in his upcoming meeting.
In the Arkanian Legacy ' s observation dome, Adasca explains the exogorths and how they operate to Karath's party and Squint, and Karath is angered to learn that the Republic must purchase the exogorths—and Karath and Squint are both shocked when Adasca's third guest arrives: Mandalore the Ultimate. Adasca then reveals that he intends to use the exogorths as a bargaining chip to secure the allegiance of either the Mandalorians, the Republic, or the Jedi, and elsewhere on the ship, Draay awakens to find himself tied to Carrick and guarded by HK droids.
Adasca ends the hostilities and orders a demonstration of the exogorths' potential, and Camper manages to slip away to the spacesuit storage chamber aboard the exogorth command platform. As they wait, Mandalore requests a moment with Dyre; Mandalore explains that he has turned the Questioner into a martyr, and Dyre's "sacrifice" has been used by Mandalore and his lieutenant Cassus Fett to help spread the Neo-Crusader philosophy and armor throughout the Mandalorian ranks.
In exchange for allowing him to depart safely with a new set of armor, Mandalore makes Dyre promise to remain "dead" for the cause. Camper manages to contact Jarael through her bracelet, and she manages to slip away as Dyre approaches Adasca and demands that he be allowed to leave with Jarael. She apologizes frantically to Camper and explains that Carrick and Squint are on the Legacy , and Camper refuses to risk Jarael's life by trying to sabotage the exogorths, revealing that Adascorp was responsible for the diseases that now afflicted the Offshoot population—something that is overheard by Adasca, who attacks Jarael.
Squint levels his lightsaber at Adasca's throat when he strikes Jarael, preventing him from killing her, but Adasca threatens Camper through Jarael's bracelet and orders him to continue his work. Onasi slips away as the exogorths become active, and Adasca begins to discuss terms with the interested parties. Karath offers a seat in the Galactic Senate , but Mandalore counters with immunity from Mandalorian attack and the promise to make Adascorp his armies' sole supplier of weapons.
At the same time, Eejee Vamm and Adasca's scientists discover something about Jarael's blood, but Dyre  brutally kills them  to "protect the truth. However, Adasca quickly becomes power-hungry and demands the allegiance of both the Jedi Order and the Mandalorians, believing his control over the exogorths make him a galactic power.
Onasi locates Draay and Carrick and the three discuss how to eliminate the threat of the exogorths, but when Draay suggests killing Jarael to remove Adasca's leverage, Dyre arrives and threatens Draay for suggesting it. The four develop a plan to set Adasca's "guests" against each other, and Carrick dons Dyre's Neo-Crusader armor in order to stage a fight between himself and Onasi in the observation dome.
As chaos erupts, Carrick frees Jarael before joining the newly arrived Draay in addressing Lord Adasca, claiming that Adasca had arranged the entire meeting as a Jedi trap for Mandalore. Full-scale battle ensues and Carrick manages to contact Camper with the news that Jarael is safe, leading Camper to remote start The Last Resort and have it fly to his location as he hotwires the exogorth control system into a portable platform.
Camper takes control of the HK guarding him and causes it to break through the station's bulkhead, allowing him to spacewalk to The Last Resort. Using the exogorth control box, Camper instructs the exogorths to attack Adasca's fighters and the Arkanian Legacy ' s observation dome, killing Adasca as the Arkanian's guests escape the doomed ship. Amid the chaos, Onasi lets Carrick "escape," but when Jarael and Dyre reach the hangar, they find only Elbee, despondent that The Last Resort has left him.
As he leads the exogorths away in The Last Resort , Camper contacts Jarael and explains that he intends to lead the bioweapons into the unknown and remove their hyperdrives , and Carrick reaches the hangar just in time to see The Last Resort jump to hyperspace and Jarael burst into tears.
Draay offers to rescue Squint, Carrick, and Carrick's friends in exchange for Carrick's surrender, but just as he agrees, the Moomo Williwaw crashes into the hangar—carrying Dob Moomo and Slyssk. Slyssk reveals that Hierogryph is alive on Taris, and he needs Carrick's help, but as Carrick's group escapes aboard the ship, Draay overhears their destination and escapes the doomed Legacy as well.
The group heads to Taris, which is undergoing Mandalorian occupation , and Dyre pilots the Williwaw down towards the surface so that Carrick—wearing Dyre's discarded Neo-Crusader armor—can free-fall down into the Lower City.
Thek explains to Carrick that he intends to join up with the Taris Resistance , and also tells him that he intends to take Carrick to the constable in order to join them. Mission then shows Griff's "secret" to Hierogryph and Carrick: Meanwhile, Raana Tey is on Taris, and she can sense Carrick's arrival—and she has joined forces with Shel Jelavan , Shad's sister and Carrick's romantic interest before the Massacre.
Gadon Thek turns the discovery into an opportunity, however, using the constable's children to secure a meeting with the resistance; but when they arrive at the resistance's base, Shel Jelavan shoots at Carrick in revenge for killing her brother. Jelavan's shot is absorbed by Hierogryph's heavy briefcase that Carrick is carrying, but Raana Tey encourages her to finish off the stunned Carrick and avenge her brother.
Goravvus forces Tey to stand down and allows the Hidden Beks to join the resistance, and Hierogryph informs the Senator that Thalien is looking for him. Hierogryph opens his case to display a holocommunicator to Thalien, but is surprised when Del Moomo seizes the Senator as a hostage—Thalien's actual intention is to eliminate Goravvus, who knew that Lhosan Industries had helped bribe Taris's way into the Republic.
Fortunately for the Senator, Raana Tey frees him from Moomo, and Thalien's attempt to detonate a bomb in Hierogryph's case is rendered ineffective, as Shel Jelavan's blaster shot overloaded the circuits. The Moomo Williwaw , meanwhile, remains in orbit among the massed Mandalorian ships, and Dyre convinces Jarael to spar with Alek in order to take her mind off of Camper and to hone her skills. To Jarael's surprise, Alek attempts to start a relationship with her, though Jarael refuses for the time being.
Carrick finally corners Shel and tries to explain that he didn't kill Shad, but her revelation that she set a bounty on Carrick's head and the arrival of Raana Tey seemingly ends any hope of reconciliation. The resistance plans to infiltrate Cassus Fett's command post in the Jedi Tower and destroy it with explosives, and Carrick volunteers to accompany Raana Tey on the mission to destroy the Tower, a mission that Jelavan also volunteers for.
After the meeting, Tey urges Jelavan to retrieve her brother's lightsaber when they are in the Tower and use it to kill Carrick. Donning his Neo-Crusader armor, Carrick escorts Jelavan as his prisoner to the Jedi Tower, though the two argue most of the way, and Jelavan kisses Carrick to maintain their cover when they are overheard by other Mandalorians—though she promptly knees him between the legs when they leave.
Once in the Tower, Jelavan acquires her brother's lightsaber, though Carrick's clear sadness over Shad's death and his insistence that he is innocent leaves Shel confused as to whether she should try and kill him.
Tey is furious to find Carrick still alive when Jelavan lets her into the Tower, and she pursues Carrick as he heads to the upper levels to complete the mission—only to discover that Cassus Fett has abandoned the building and has headed into the Lower City. Raana Tey attacks Carrick, realizing that her vision of Mandalorians and Sith on Taris is coming true, and in her madness, she refuses to listen to Carrick's warnings that Fett is going to attack the resistance.
The Hidden Beks retreat to the Pit once they learn that the resistance has been attacked, and Hierogryph keeps hold of the detonator to the Tower explosives as they flee.
Meanwhile, Carrick and Tey duel in the Tower, and she brings down the glass ceiling on Carrick when he tries to escape via jetpack. The crazed Togruta Jedi Master explains about the Prophecy of the Five to Carrick before she prepares to execute him, but Carrick is saved by Jelavan, who stabs Tey with her brother's lightsaber after she hears the Jedi Master admit to the Massacre.
Jelavan and Carrick escape the Tower thanks to Hierogryph and Gadon Thek's arrival on a swoop bike, but Raana Tey—still alive despite her fatal wound—leaps after Carrick in a desperate attempt to stop him. When she lands on the roof, Carrick is unable to leave her to die and offers her rescue; his offer brings her to her senses and she accepts.
However, Tey's hand is stuck in the glass window, and when she raises her lightsaber to cut it off, Hierogryph thinks she is attacking Carrick and detonates the explosives. As the Jedi Tower begins to collapse, Tey asks Carrick to tell Krynda that she is sorry, and as Q'Anilia and Lucien—who have undertaken a romantic relationship—sense Tey's death, Carrick realizes that he now has a name for the Covenant's leader.
Not long afterwards, while having a memorial service for Raana Tey on Coruscant, Xamar, Q'Anilia, and Feln experience a horrifying vision: Carrick, a dark-armored figure , and two sandy - haired Humans.
Around the Sith's neck, the three Jedi recognize the Muur Talisman —an ancient Sith artifact that was believed to have been lost on Taris. On Taris, Morne rescues Constable Sowrs from a rakghoul attack, but she is forced to execute the constable when Sowrs is infected, and Morne encounters Hierogryph and Carrick fleeing from rakghouls. The pair follow Morne on her mission despite her dislike of them, but the floor collapses underneath them due to explosions from Mandalorian excavations nearby.
The three find themselves right next to the Mandalorian excavation, where Morne witnesses a Mandalorian named Pulsipher —Demagol's former assistant—discover the Muur Talisman. Morne pursues Pulsipher, with Carrick and Hierogryph tagging along,  and the three sneak aboard Pulsipher's ship before it departs for the ice planet of Jebble. As they approach Jebble, the Talisman electrocutes Pulsipher and "bites" one of the other Mandalorians, and when Carrick and Hierogryph depart Pulsipher's ship, they are pressed into service with a large group of forced Mandalorian conscripts who have been gathered for an attack on the Core World of Alderaan.
Carrick slips away and finds Morne, who is trying to locate the talisman, and tries to get her help in warning the Republic. Hierogryph, meanwhile, is determined to gain access to the Jedi financial records that he overheard Pulsipher mention, and he uses his new Mandalorian armor as a disguise to get the three of them into the Mandalorians' Ice Citadel —but Hierogryph's clumsiness with weaponry causes his blaster rifle to bring down part of the fortress on him.
Carrick and Morne are cut off from Hierogryph and pinned down by a group of Mandalorians, but the one that has been "bitten" by the Talisman suddenly mutates into a rakghoul and starts infecting the others. The rakghoul plague begins to spread rapidly, and the two Jedi realize that the plague—which is evolving the rakghouls beyond the normal version for some reason—will infect the entire Mandalorian army stationed on Jebble.
The two quickly find a relay station so they can warn the galaxy, and at the same time, Hierogryph locates the Jedi records, only to find that they are records about the Muur Talisman and Covenant agents such as Morne. Unbeknownst to Carrick, Morne contacts Lucien Draay and informs him of recent developments, though she questions Draay's order to kill Carrick and finds herself unable to do so when his back is turned.
Carrick then uses the station to contact Cassus Fett, who he tries to warn about the rakghoul plague. To Morne's surprise, Carrick then makes his way back to the citadel in search of Hierogryph, though he is soon captured by rakghouls and brought before Pulsipher.
The crazed Mandalorian interrogates Carrick as to how the Talisman works, and threatens him with imprisonment inside an oubliette built by the ancient Sith Lord Remulus Dreypa , but the Talisman, sensing that Carrick is Force-sensitive , attempts to take him as its new host. When Pulsipher knocks it aside, the rakghouls turn on Pulsipher and kill him, and Morne arrives just in time to see the Talisman on top of Carrick. Hierogryph arrives as Morne is struggling to pull the Talisman away from Carrick, who is tempted by the artifact's power, and Morne offers herself to the Talisman to save Carrick.
As the Talisman takes her as its host, Morne meets the spirit of its owner Karness Muur, and the rakghouls around them bow to their new master. Struggling with Muur to maintain control over herself, Morne experiments with her newfound control over the rakghouls, and she explains to Carrick that the Talisman induces the rakghoul plague in order to carve out the minds of victims while leaving behind the skills they have learned, creating the perfect soldiers.
However, when Hierogryph tells Carrick about Morne's connection to the Covenant, Carrick learns that Krynda is Lucien Draay's mother, and the two argue over the Covenant's goals and methods—an argument that sees Morne attack Carrick in a rage and prepare to execute him.
Before she does, however, Carrick forces her to realize what the Talisman has created: Horrified, Morne begs Carrick to end her life, but he finds another way: Dreypa's Oubliette can keep her safe and contained. Thanking Carrick, Morne gives him her key to the Sanctum of the Exalted , the Covenant's storehouse of Sith artifacts on the planet Odryn.
Without Morne's influence, the rakghouls begin to pursue Hierogryph and Carrick, but the pair are saved by the arrival of the Moomo Williwaw , and as they depart Jebble, the group witnesses Cassus Fett bombard Jebble's surface with nuclear warheads to wipe out the rakghoul plague.
With the support of his friends, Carrick decides to go to Odryn and use the Covenant's storehouse to expose them. On Coruscant, Lucien Draay has been elevated to a seat on the Jedi High Council thanks to Haazen's manipulations, and he convinces the Council to order the recall and even possibly the detention of the Revanchists, particularly Alek for his role in the Adasca affair.
Master Vrook Lamar is suspicious of Draay's recent ascent to power despite the Padawan Massacre, but Master Tokare reminds him that the two agreed to Draay's appointment so that they could uncover the truth behind the Massacre. Haazen contacts Draay and demands that he return to the Draay Estate immediately, as Celeste Morne has reported in with success.
Meanwhile, the Moomo Williwaw arrives on Odryn, and Jarael—disguised as Morne—is taken to the Sanctum of the Exalted by the Feeorin Borjak , who Jarael forces to allow the Moomo Brothers to carry a large case supposedly containing an artifact into the Sanctum. Odryn is wracked by storms and strange phenomena of nature, all of which have occurred ever since Feln, as the Exalted , or leader of his tribe, allowed the Covenant to store artifacts in the Sanctum.
Once inside the Sanctum, the Moomo Brothers release Carrick and Hierogryph from the case that they are carrying, and Carrick uses Morne's key to access the Sanctum, which contains hundreds of dormant Sith artifacts.
After the Moomo Brothers are warned not to take any of the artifacts, Carrick and Hierogryph set to work photographing the artifacts as evidence to use against the Covenant, and the two also discover that the Covenant's researchers are testing artifacts such as the Helm of Dathka Graush.
The pair sneak out of the Sanctum, but they are captured by Borjak and the rest of the tribe. Borjak questions Carrick as to why he would try to sneak out of the Sanctum, and explains that Feln has broken the tribe's traditions such as the Rime Feeorin ever since he became a Jedi. However, Carrick's attempts to convince Borjak to stop following Feln end when the Feeorin Jedi Master himself arrives.
Feln decides to kill Carrick himself, but Borjak reminds him that according to Feeorin tradition, because Carrick has been in the Sanctum of the Exalted, he cannot be harmed by weapons. Carrick quickly attacks Feln and catches him by surprise before he flees into the Feeorin village. However, Feln catches up to Carrick and pins him down, and when Borjak tells Feln that the Moomo Williwaw has returned to the star system , Feln detonates the explosives beneath the Sanctum to ensure that Carrick's group cannot raid it.
To Feln's horror, the Sith artifacts magnify the explosion as they are destroyed, devastating the village. Enraged, Feln reaches for his lightsaber to kill Carrick, but finds only a stick—just as he foresaw in the Rogue Moon Prophecy—just before Borjak stabs him in the back with a knife.
The tribe attacks Feln for destroying the Sanctum and kills him, and Hierogryph reveals that he stole Feln's lightsaber. The rain helps put out the fires among the village, and fortunately for Carrick and his crew, the Moomo Brothers had filled their case full of Sith artifacts from the Sanctum before its destruction, giving the group the evidence they needed in place of the recordings that Feln destroyed. At the Draay Estate, Draay grows angry with Xamar for questioning him in the wake of Feln's death, and Q'Anilia sinks further into despair as Draay sends Xamar to meet with the Republic fleet: Draay has told Admiral Karath that Carrick is planning on raiding Coruscant for the Mandalorians, and Karath has established a blockade around the capital to ensure Carrick does not get by.
Q'Anilia urges Xamar not to go, as the Rogue Moon Prophecy foretold his death with the Republic Navy, but Xamar goes anyway, though he begins to consider confessing to the Council. As he moves into his new quarters, Lucien reflects on the absence of his father Barrison, who was killed in the Sith War. Meanwhile, Masters Tokare and Lamar respond to a summons from a "Captain Malak" and visit a Coruscant cantina, where they meet Shel Jelavan and Alek, who has adopted the identity of Malak to avoid Draay's arrest warrant.
Tokare has also received a recording of the events on Jebble, which Jelavan and Malak explain were caused by an agent of the Covenant, and the two inform the Jedi Masters that Carrick wants to turn himself in and present further evidence. However, Admiral Karath has set up a blockade with the Swiftsure , utilizing a tactic known as the Vanjervalis Chain to link together the entire blockade's targeting computers. The Moomo Williwaw prepares to fight its way through, but Lieutenant Onasi and his Lance Squadron order him to turn back, and the Williwaw takes heavy fire from the linked weapons systems of the blockade.
On the Swiftsure , Xamar warns Karath that Carrick uses misdirection, not force, and despite his trepidation, Xamar takes Karath's advice and goes to the hangar to acquire a starfighter. Realizing that they cannot make it through, Carrick and Jarael come up with another idea: However, Xamar foresaw their plan and stowed away aboard the Deadweight , and he captures Hierogryph and Carrick.
Tokare and Lamar inform Jelavan and Malak that Carrick's evidence is not enough; for the Covenant to be truly exposed, one of their own must confess, and to their surprise, Xamar arrived offering to do just that.
Xamar agrees to expose the Covenant to the Council, but only after he receives promises from Tokare and Lamar that Krynda Draay will receive full immunity for her role in the Circle's wrongdoings. The Council organizes a raid on the Draay Estate, which is guarded by Covenant-loyal Jedi, and the Order sends in Xamar, Carrick, and Hierogryph prior to the attack so that Xamar can ferry Krynda to safety.
Carrick dresses up as a Sith and conceals his lightsaber in a replica of the Muur Talisman, and Xamar ferries his "prisoners" into the Draay Estate—but when Xamar demands to see Krynda, Haazen refuses to grant him an audience and decides to inspect Carrick himself.
Carrick stages a distraction and allows Xamar to slip away and deactivate the Estate's defenses so that the Order can attack, but Haazen exposes Carrick's deception, and when the alarm goes off, Haazen begins " Vindication "—a pre-planned insurrection by Covenant Jedi against the Order. At Haazen's directive, Covenant Jedi disable the Jedi Temple 's communications, steal the Temple's store of Sith artifacts and take them to the Draay Estate, and rally to the defense of the compound against the Council's forces.
As Draay watches in horror, Haazen gloats about how Draay's seat on the Council had allowed the Covenant the access they needed, and Haazen reveals that he has been manipulating Draay the entire time.
Haazen also seizes control of the Swiftsure ' s computer systems, taking control of the Vanjervalis Chain, and he directs the Republic fleet to fire on the bridge to the Draay Estate—killing Xamar and fulfilling the Khil Jedi Master's part of the Rogue Moon Prophecy.
As fire rains down on the compound, Haazen casts aside his robes to reveal his ruined body and the numerous Sith artifacts that he has incorporated into his form, and he proclaims that the Prophecy of the Five has come to pass. Haazen failed to become a Jedi Knight, and he was convinced by the Sith to betray Barrison during the Sith War, but in doing so Haazen was severely mutilated. The Sith rebuilt him, and he later helped Krynda Draay establish the Jedi Covenant, though he manipulated the organization from behind the scenes to pursue his own goals.
Lucien Draay attempts to attack Haazen, but his attacks are rendered useless by Haazen's possession of the Gauntlet of Kressh the Younger , which prevents anyone and anything from touching its wearer unless they allow it. Haazen explains his interpretation of the Prophecy of the Five: Q'Anilia is the one of the light in the darkness, Hierogryph is the one from the darkness who stands in the light, Carrick is the one for the light, and while Haazen is the one who stands apart from all, Draay is the one for the darkness.
With Carrick and Draay as his subordinates, Haazen intends to command parallel armies of Jedi and Sith.
Q'Anilia rushes off to protect Krynda and Hierogryph follows her, but Lucien uses the red -bladed lightsaber given to him by Haazen to block Carrick from following, and an enraged Lucien begins to pursue Carrick through the compound. When he finally reaches Krynda's chambers, he finds Q'Anilia despondent over her teacher's apparent death, and the Miraluka has drank poisoned wine to commit suicide , just as she foresaw. In her final moments, Q'Anilia is astonished to learn that Hierogryph was in fact that one foretold by the Rogue Moon Prophecy: Just as Q'Anilia dies, having drank poison to commit suicide out of despair, Hierogryph realizes that Krynda is not in fact dead—she is encased in an oubliette , just like the one Morne was placed in on Jebble.
Lucien and Carrick's fight is interrupted when Hierogryph arrives with the dying Krynda, who he released from the oubliette; Krynda is horrified that her son killed the Padawans. She foresaw the Massacre almost immediately after Lucien reported the Rogue Moon Prophecy, but she suffered a stroke and Haazen locked her in the oubliette, where she was forced to relive her vision of the massacre over and over. Lucien tries to justify his actions by explaining that he was trying to protect her, but as she dies, Krynda acknowledges that her teachings were wrong and begs her son to face the future with humility.
Enraged by his mother's death, Draay embraces the dark side and charges after Hierogryph, who he blames for Krynda's death. Meanwhile, Haazen kills the Covenant Jedi who bring him the Temple's Sith artifacts, and he witnesses Hierogryph enter the courtyard pursued by a furious Draay. Draay and Carrick battle once more over Hierogryph, but Carrick seemingly kills Draay after the Jedi Master is pinned under a falling statue of Barrison Draay. To Hierogryph's disbelief, Carrick bows before Haazen and promises his loyalty in return his halting the bombardment of Coruscant.
However, Carrick suddenly grabs Haazen's arm and proclaims that he is having a vision of the future—and as Haazen pauses in interest, Carrick slices off Haazen's prosthetic arm that bears the Gauntlet of Kressh the Younger.
Haazen blasts Carrick with Force lightning and throws him toward Hierogryph, but to Haazen's surprise, both Carrick and the Snivvian go flying into the sky away from the compound. Draay emerges from the rubble and reveals that the fight had been a ploy to get close to Haazen, and using Haazen's arm—which also has the controls for the Republic fleet—Draay causes the fleet to fire upon the Draay Estate and destroys the entire compound, killing the now unprotected Haazen.
Carrick and Hierogryph, meanwhile, land safely in a vat of sludge far away from the Draay Estate. In the days that follow, the Republic and the Jedi Order cover up Vindication by describing it as a terror plot by the Mandalorians, and only the families of the slain Padawans are told the truth of what happened. The Order pays off the bounties on Carrick and Hierogryph, officially clearing their names, and Malak is sent back to the Revanchists with a warning that the Council will not tolerate further involvement in the war.
Hierogryph decides to leave Coruscant with Slyssk after he gives Jarael Carrick's Padawan braid , as he assumes that Carrick is being Knighted, but Carrick surprises his friend by refusing the Order's offer: Unbeknownst to the Republic and the Jedi, Draay survives the destruction of the Draay Estate thanks to the Gauntlet of Kressh, and he retreats to a moon that he had purchased some time ago as a private sanctum.
Draay is greatly shaken by his brush with the dark side, and though the Gauntlet kept him alive, he was blinded in the compound's destruction. Carrick goes on a brief vacation, and Hierogryph sends Slyssk to Coruscant to buy a ship,  but the Trandoshan is tricked into buying the gem miner Hot Prospect.
Hierogryph poses as "Professor Gryphomarn" and arrives at the auction, which Jarael and Dyre—disguised as an armored alien that uses a lightsaber-like weapon—proceed to crash. The group convinces the buyers at the auction that Dyre is from the planet Italbos , which was recently sold at the auction, and Hierogryph helps con the auction guests into bidding on Italbos again, as they claim that the planet is even richer in mineral deposits than previously believed.
However, when the Chev auctioneer Cipiter reports to his Chevin master Nunk Plaarvin , Plaarvin deduces Hierogryph's identity and calls for the security team. Jarael and Dyre hold their own against the Chev guards sent to capture them for a time, but they are ultimately defeated; Hierogryph flees the scene and is pursued by security droids , but the arrival of Carrick saves the Snivvian from death.
Plaarvin is a crime lord in the Raff Syndicate , and he imprisons Jarael and Dyre in the old solar observatory of the lunar station that his auction now occupies on Metellos 3.
The observatory lens will burn the two to a crisp when the sun rises, and they are chained together and hung from the filter so they cannot escape. Meanwhile, Hierogryph and Carrick return to the Hot Prospect , where they come up with a plan to rescue their friends by having Slyssk pose as an enforcer of the Raff Syndicate.
In the observatory, Dyre pressures Jarael to use the Force, as he believes she is Force-sensitive, and the chain holding them breaks mere moments before they are incinerated by the sun. With Hierogryph and Carrick as his enforcers, Slyssk convinces Plaarvin that Hierogryph's con was a Raff Syndicate operation, and the Chevin falls for their ploy and departs Metellos 3 to visit with the organization's leaders on Jebble.
With Plaarvin out of the way, Carrick and the group leaves the auction in the hands of Cipiter and the rest of Plaarvin's Chev slaves , and Dyre orders Carrick to begin teaching Jarael about the Force. Carrick attempts to reach out to Elbee, who has remained silent and unmoving for weeks, but his efforts are met with no response. The Hot Prospect discovers the passenger liner Chancellor Fillorean adrift in space with all systems offline, and when they board the ship, the group is shocked to discover that every passenger has been apparently asphyxiated.
Tollivar explains that passengers had begun to show up dead while the Fillorean was in hyperspace, and he and K-OB7 had remained in their cabin as instructed until they emerged days later and found everyone dead.
The crew begins to explore the ship, and Carrick is shocked to discover that K-OB7 has convinced Elbee to help move the bodies; Dyre examines the corpses to discover that they have all been strangled, and the discovery is immediately followed by another: Slyssk has been attacked in galley.
Dyre manages to save the Trandoshan's life, and when suspicion falls upon K-OB7, Dyre and Carrick leave Jarael behind with Tollivar and Slyssk while they pursue the droid. However, Elbee defends his fellow droid, and K-OB7 finally reveals that he is not the one responsible for the passengers' deaths—his master, Tollivar, is. Tollivar is a former Sith adept from the Sith War, and he has been using his Force powers to kill the Republic one citizen at a time. Carrick and Dyre reach Jarael just in time to stop him from choking the life out of her, and in the fight that follows, K-OB7 attacks his master and electrocutes him to stop him from harming anyone else.
Dyre shoots both of them to end the threat that Tollivar poses, and he warns Carrick that if he cannot protect Jarael, then he is of no use to the Mandalorian. A little while later, Carrick continues to reach out to Elbee, and informs the droid that he will be Elbee's friend if he wants.
The Gotal Goethar Kleej wins the solo championships in the swoopdueling arena for the fourth consecutive time, but when he tries to expose the Franchise entertainment firm's dealings with the slaving organization known as the Crucible , his speech is overwritten and he is brutally beaten by the underlings of the event's coordinator, the Krish species Krish Bardron. Bardron makes a deal with Kleej: Not long afterwards, Carrick and his group arrive on the space station Jervo's World , where Carrick is ecstatic to be finally able to visit the swoopdueling arenas.
Hierogryph, meanwhile, has spent the last few weeks setting up a con that will allow him to steal from the Franchise, but his plans are interrupted when Carrick decides to enter the swoopdueling league in order to win a rare swoop bike. Carrick does well in the trials, but Jarael and Hierogryph are forced to invent a new persona for Dyre when he is accosted by security forces on account of his Mandalorian armor.
Dyre is reinvented as the swoopduelist "Spikes," and Carrick is surprised when Goethar Kleej threatens and coerces Carrick into protecting his son Aubin in the Tandem Open. Goethar Kleej and "Spikes" are the two finalists for their round, but Carrick is barely able to survive with Aubin as a partner, as Aubin can barely function—the young Gotal has never been trained how to deal with the overwhelming sensory input from his horns like most members of his species are.
Jarael, meanwhile, is tormented by the secrets that she has been keeping from Carrick, but she manages to steal the real recording of Kleej's speech; Carrick confronts Kleej over the speech, and though Goethar is unable to fight back against the Franchise, Carrick helps Aubin deal with his horns thanks to his Jedi training. Lhosan Industries' Jervo Thalien, owner of Jervo's World, is enraged to learn that Carrick and Hierogryph are aboard his station, and he decides to eliminate Kleej in order to preserve his relationship with the Crucible—though unbeknownst to Thalien, Hierogryph overhears his plans.
However, Spikes is soon taken out of the fight by one of their competitors' use of enervation coils , revealing that the match has been rigged, and the Kleejs' accelerator has been jammed, causing them to crash.
After rescuing his son from another competitor, Kleej agrees to work with Carrick, and the three break out of the arena as the recording of Goethar Kleej's speech about the Crucible is played for everyone to hear, thanks to the efforts of Hierogryph and Jarael. Amid the chaos, "Spikes" emerges victorious in what's left of the swoopdueling final, and the group is able to smuggle the Kleejs off Jervo's World to freedom. However, Goethar Kleej recognizes Jarael's tattoos as those used by the Crucible, and he storms off in anger, believing that Carrick is working with the Crucible.
Confused, Carrick manages to pry the truth out of Jarael: On Jervo's World, Thalien is executed by the Crucible's Magister Impressor Chantique for his failure to contain the Kleej incident, and she is intrigued to learn that Jarael was part of the group who sabotaged the Franchise's operations. Her secret exposed, Jarael grows distant from Carrick as they stop to rest on the planet Wor Tandell , though she does tell him that she was kidnapped as a child, and that she managed to defeat her overseer and take her place; the position allowed Jarael to try and make the lives of other slaves less harsh.
Carrick tries to get her to open up to her friends, offering to help her take down the Crucible, but Jarael flatly refuses. Ferroh reveals that the Revanchists have been allowed to join the Mandalorian Wars and that he is working with Captain Telettoh of the Testament ; when Carrick questions him as to why the Council changed their minds, Ferroh explains the story to Carrick at the same time that Malak retells it to Hierogryph, Jarael, and Slyssk.
Ferroh returned to his homeworld of Cathar several years earlier to find that his species had entirely vanished, and the Revanchist leader, believing it to be the work of the Mandalorians, began investigating with the rest of the Revanchists. They were confronted by the Jedi Council, who demanded that the Revanchists stand down, but the Revanchist leader discovered a Mandalorian mask underfoot that induced a shared vision of the past among all of the Jedi present. The vision showed how the Mandalorians, led by Cassus Fett, had herded the Cathar into the ocean and executed them all ; the one Mandalorian who spoke up against the atrocity was killed along with them, and it was her mask that the Revanchist had found.
Taking the name of Revan, the Revanchist leader donned the Mandalorian mask and swore not to remove it until the Mandalorians had been defeated.
In light of the Cathar atrocity, the Council agreed to allow the Revanchists to join the war.
His story concluded, Malak reveals that he has come for Jarael, who he wants to join the Revanchists and begin a relationship with—but an enraged Dyre attacks Malak and swears that the Jedi will never have her. Their fight is ended by Telettoh and Ferroh, and to the surprise of both Malak and Jarael, Carrick kisses her in front of Malak. Carrick claims that he and Jarael are in a relationship, and tells Jarael that he will go wherever she wants to.
After Malak departs, Jarael thanks Carrick for saving her from him, and she decides to ask Carrick for help in breaking the Crucible. In the Koornacht Cluster , the crew of the Hot Prospect make their first strike at the Crucible's operations by attempting to sabotage the Sungrazer cooperative , an asteroid mining operation there that purchases slaves from the Crucible.
Posing as Crucible agents, Carrick and Jarael claim that they have arrived to take a larger share of the cooperative's profits, though the rest of the Hot Prospect crew is unaware that the two intend to liberate the slaves from the cooperative—but Jarael and Carrick underestimated the number of slaves: When Jarael and Carrick's covers are exposed, Carrick comes up with a new plan: Carrick then summons the Hot Prospect and uses the Force to push all of the slaves onto the gem miner's hull, where Hierogryph reluctantly allows them entry into the ship despite his anger at being conned.
However, the slaves are soon attacked by skyreaper drones , droids used by the Crucible, and the far larger Crucible ship Gladiator forces the Hot Prospect to surrender. Jarael recognizes the ship as that of Captain Dace Golliard , the Crucible agent who brought her into the organization, and Dyre rescues Carrick and Jarael from the skyreapers, though the Hot Prospect is unable to move because it is engaged in mining crystals from the comet.
The Hot Prospect disengages and uses its harpoon drill against the Gladiator before releasing tanks of xenoboric acid from its hull , and despite Hierogryph's protests, Carrick uses the ship's mining centrifuge to spin the Hot Prospect and free it from the clutches of the Gladiator.
After the Hot Prospect lets the slaves out at a transit hub, Jarael explains her past to the others, and Hierogryph reluctantly agrees to help her and Carrick in their efforts against the Crucible. Meanwhile, Chantique tortures Golliard for his failure and prepares to execute him, but the Magister Protector of the Crucible, Bar'injar , stops her from doing so.
On Coruscant, Demogal finally awakes from his month-long coma, and the Defense Ministry is immediately contacted. As she oversees the fighting pits on the planet Volgax , Chantique recalls how her own father gave her to the Crucible as part of a bargain with the organization. Zayne Carrick, meanwhile, has gone undercover: Despite his unwillingness to do so, Carrick is forced to fight other slaves in order to survive, including the Caamasi Snout , and Chantique takes a particular interest in him.
Carrick tries to reach out to Snout, who he learns has inherited the memnii , or collective memories, of many other Caamasi who have been in the Crucible. Identifying Carrick as a Jedi, Snout later shares his memnii with Carrick, forcing the young man to relive lifetimes of pain and suffering as he explains that the Crucible was created by the ancient Sith Ieldis as a way to produce armies. Despite Ieldis's death centuries ago, the Crucible has continued their operations, and a shell-shocked Carrick is taken to Chantique's private chambers.
The Zeltron woman manipulates Carrick, trying to turn him against Jarael by claiming that she enjoyed her position in the Crucible and that Jarael's name meant "Destroyer. On the Hot Prospect , Jarael is worried that they have not received any communications from Carrick or the tracking beacon he carries, and she decides to talk with Elbee, as she overheard Carrick talking to the droid earlier. However, Elbee reveals that Carrick was in fact speaking through Elbee's holoprojector , and he connects Jarael to who he was talking to: Shel Jelavan.
On Volgax, Chantique tells Carrick about how Jarael literally stabbed her in the back and took her position as overseer, and how she sought out the Crucible after she escaped from slavery and became the organization's leader; however Carrick realizes that Chantique is manipulating him through the Force. Carrick is thrown back in the pits, where he is pitted against Snout in a death match.
To Carrick's horror, Snout kills himself by purposefully falling on Carrick's knife , and a delighted Chantique orders the Crucible to depart Volgax. The Hot Prospect arrives not long afterwards, but Jarael finds Carrick sitting out in the rain and he confronts her with Chantique's stories. Carrick asks to be given time to deal with what he has learned, but Jarael—furious that he believed Chantique's lies—storms off after revealing that the name "Jarael" actually means "Protector.
Upon learning of Demagol's return to consciousness, Defense Minister Koa Delko arranges a public trial for the Mandalorian, and Rohlan Dyre urges Carrick, Slyssk, and Hierogryph to go to Coruscant and testify at the trial, where they are joined by Malak.
During a conversation with Carrick, Malak mentions that when they salvaged the wreck of the Arkanian Legacy , they found Eejee Vamm's mutilated corpse, and Carrick refrains from telling Malak that "Dyre" is with Jarael.
Hierogryph accuses Carrick of stealing from the money that his father was managing for the two, and Carrick admits to having borrowed it for a "special project" before he counters with a demand to hear how Hierogryph and Slyssk escaped Serroco.
Coincidentally, their walking argument has led them straight to enormous statues of the Snivvian and the Trandoshan, and Hierogryph explains that they're part of his restaurant. On Serroco, Slyssk saved Hierogryph's life by taking command of a troop transport that was slow to depart the planet, and in doing so he managed to save half a battalion.
The Defense Ministry decided to turn the two into propaganda figures: Hierogryph became Captain Benegryph Goodvalor , and Slyssk his Trandoshan sidekick, and the Republic developed a wide variety of licensed propaganda and merchandise, such as the restaurant chain, from the two. However, when Carrick makes a throwaway comment to Elbee about how Dyre broke his hand back at Vanquo, Elbee shocks them all by informing the trio that the Mandalorian they have been traveling with is not the same one they met at Vanquo: Hierogryph, Carrick, and Slyssk consider their past experiences with "Rohlan Dyre" and notice several oddities, such as his interest and experience in medicine and science, and upon remembering how Dyre once referred to Carrick as "Human," Carrick recalls that Demagol was not Human—the group has been traveling with Demagol all along.
Realizing what they have done, Carrick and Hierogryph become determined to save Jarael from Demagol, and they decide to rescue the wrongly-accused Rohlan Dyre. At the trial, Dyre breaks free of his restraints and Malak responds by throwing the Mandalorian across the Senate Chamber with the Force, but Carrick—disguised as a security guard—is able to smuggle Dyre out of the building as the crowd begins to riot. Dyre is ferried into a speeder piloted by Hierogryph, and he and Carrick apologize to Dyre as they fly to safety and ask him for his help in saving Jarael once again.
Jarael is overjoyed to see Wyrick, who lies to his former student and claims that he has been Rohlan Dyre ever since the Crucible attacked the Osadia School and took his students, and he reveals that he has taken them to the planet Osadia in hopes of rescuing Jarael's fellows. On Coruscant, Hierogryph and Carrick hide Dyre in an abandoned warehouse, where Dyre explains that Demagol had drugged him and switched armors on Flashpoint.
Dyre then explains what he knows about Demagol's past: Jarael was one of the children born as part of the project, and after Crucible attacked and destroyed the project, Wyrick became Demagol and dedicated himself to unlocking the secrets of the Force through science. Carrick and the others realize that Demagol has the weapon when Slyssk finds the saber's tag from the Sanctum of the Exalted, and Carrick develops a plan to locate Jarael and rescue her: At Carrick's instruction, Dyre contacts Cassus Fett and calls in the favor that Carrick owes him, and Jelavan pulls strings in the Republic Military and Senate  to get Admiral Karath to follow an anonymous tip to an asteroid field near the Ithor system , where Cassus Fett's forces have massed.
Just as Carrick expected, Dace Golliard and the Gladiator arrive and hide in the asteroids in order to pick any escape pods; however, when Cassus Fett's ships swarm the Republic forces, they jump to hyperspace just before a collision, and Carrick contacts the admiral and informs him of Golliard's presence.
Karath's forces capture the Gladiator , and Cassus Fett declares him and Carrick even while also thanking the former Jedi for dealing with Demagol. Golliard is interrogated as to Chantique's location by Carrick and Karath, and Carrick learns that Chantique went to Osadia after a Force vision. On Osadia, Jarael defeats the Dashade guards around the school while Wyrick infiltrates the building and interrogates Bar'injar as to the location of his students; when he fails to gain any useful information, he returns to Jarael, and she is shocked to witness him execute the fallen Crucible agents in cold blood before resuming the search.
Hierogryph also confronts Carrick about his relationship with the Force, as the Snivvian has become highly suspicious of Carrick's luck, and Carrick explains what he has come to realize: While searching the training hall on Osadia, Jarael encounters Chantique and the two begin to battle, and as Jarael gains the upper hand she prepares to execute the Zeltron.
Chantique seizes Exar Kun's lightsaber and attacks Carrick, and she demands to know why he continues to defend Jarael despite what she had told him on Volgax. Carrick refuses to believe Chantique's lies and informs her that her father is at the school; at the same time, Dyre attacks Demagol in another part of the school, but the scientist is astonished when he is able to throw Dyre off of him with simply a flick of the hand. Carrick quickly explains to Jarael that Demagol is Wyrick and warns her about the dark power of Kun's weapon, but he is surprised when she is unable to sense anything from the lightsaber—though the same cannot be said for Chantique, whose powers are bolstered by the weapon.
However, Chantique is surprised by a knife to the back from Wyrick, who ignores his daughter's pleas and demands to see his students. Wyrick rushes out into the schoolyard, but Chantique explains that they were actually in the schoolyard: Wyrick rouses himself from his despair when he realizes that he could continue his project using Jarael, but Carrick reveals that Jarael is completely lacking the Force—and Dyre emerges from the school to explain the truth: Wyrick and his daughter had been Force-sensitive all along.
Una nuova speranza ed in concomitanza con quanto narrato nel volume Vader , primo arco narrativo della serie canonica Darth Vader che la Marvel ha lanciato nello stesso periodo.
Al distretto industriale corelliano del pianeta Cymoon 1 atterra un'astronave mercantile proveniente dal pianeta Tatooine. Nel frattempo giunge alla base il negoziatore imperiale incaricato della trattativa, Dart Fener in persona.
I ribelli tentano la fuga ma Luke preferisce affrontare il signore dei Sith. Lo scontro tra Jedi viene interrotto da un mostro camminatore pilotato da Ian e Leila in perenne bisticcio.
Luke fugge via a bordo di uno speeder. La fuga dei ribelli prosegue a bordo del mostro camminatore mentre Chewbecca salva C-3PO da mostriciattoli rottamatori ed inizia a riparare il Millenium Falcon. Dart Fener distrugge il camminatore ma Ian e Leila vengono salvati da Luke e dagli schiavi liberati. Il giovane Jedi si dirige verso la base per completare il tentativo di distruzione mentre gli altri ribelli cercano di raggiungere il Millenium Falcon.
Sfruttando le armi dello speeder, Luke fa esplodere il generatore e raggiunge i compagni in fuga. Fener, dopo aver fatto rapporto all'Imperatore sulla situazione di Cymoon 1 mostrato sul fumetto Vader 1 , si reca su Tatooine per negoziare il rifornimento di armi direttamente con Jabba the Hutt ma anche per cercare informazioni su Obi-Wan Kenobi e sul giovane ribelle che ha appena affrontato. Nel frattempo a Mos Eisley alcuni Rodiani devono rispondere a domande di due misteriosi cacciatori di taglie alla ricerca di Solo e Kenobi.
Accompagnata da Ian, la principessa riparte a bordo del Millenium Falcon per la nuova missione senza Luke: Alla taverna di Mos Eisley, il cacciatore di taglie Boba Fett riesce a scoprire il nome di Skywalker e il luogo di dimora di Kenobi. Nel frattempo, Ian deve accettare di accompagnare Leila in una missione esplorativa nel Bordo esterno della galassia alla ricerca di un sito adatto ad ospitare la nuova base della Resistenza.
I loro continui bisticci vengono interrotti da alcuni caccia TIE imperiali che li costringono alla fuga verso la nebulosa Monsua. Nella vecchia casa di Kenobi, Luke viene attaccato da Boba Fett e accecato da una granata accecante. Tuttavia anche senza la vista e grazie agli ancora rudimentali poteri da Jedi, Luke riesce a difendersi e ad immobilizzare il cacciatore di taglie facendolo colpire da uno scrigno contenente il diario di Ben.
Fett fa rapporto a Fener dicendogli di aver scoperto solo il nome del ribelle: Proseguono in questo volume le avventure di Luke Skywalker alla ricerca di informazioni su come diventare un Jedi e, contemporaneamente, di Ian Solo e Leila Organa alla ricerca di un pianeta su dove costruire la nuova base segreta dell' Alleanza Ribelle. Ben Kenobi racconta nel suo diario quanto sia stato difficile e frustrante per lui dover restare nascosto su Tatooine senza mai mostrare apertamente a nessuno i suoi poteri di Jedi, senza poter intervenire in difesa dei contadini provati dell'acqua dagli esattori delle tasse di Jabba the Hutt e senza poter iniziare ad addestrare Luke come avrebbe voluto.
Il ragazzo pensa allora di cercare risposte all'antico tempio dei Jedi sul pianeta Coruscant ma per arrivarci deve cercare assieme a R2-D2 un imbarco dal malfamato pianeta Nair Shaddaa. Nel frattempo su Monsua, Ian, Leila e Sana sono individuati dalle truppe inviate dall'Impero e costretti a fuggire.
In attesa del combattimento nell'arena di Grakkus, Luke viene addestrato dall'assistente dello Hutt, il Maestro di giochi. Sul sue tracce giungono C-3PO e Chewbecca: Fuggiti dalle truppe imperiali, anche Leila, Ian e Sana vengono informati dall'Alleanza Ribelle della situazione di Luke e si dirigono anche loro alla volta della luna dei contrabbandieri.
Mentre Luke inizia il combattimento contro Kongo lo sventratore, Chewbecca deve difendersi dall'attacco del cacciatore di taglie Dengar, interessato alla taglia che Jabba the Hutt ha messo su di lui e su Solo. Per questo interrompe il duello nell'arena, liberando dal collare Kongo che si scatena contro la folla e facendo arrestare Grakkus.
Luke si riunisce a Leila, Ian e Chewbecca e tutti insieme fuggono via. Una volta a terra, Fener deve affrontare prima le squadriglie capitanate da Leila e poi l'attacco di Karbin che vuole detronizzarlo e prendere il suo posto.
Leila gli affida la missione di liberare alcuni senatori che stanno per essere giustiziati dall'Imperatore. La missione sta per giungere a compimento quando sono gli stessi senatori ad informare Eneb dell'imminente visita dell'Imperatore in persona. Si presenta quindi l'inaspettata occasione di eliminare il grande nemico ma il piano fallisce. Il vecchio Ben Kenobi continua a vigilare sul giovane Luke e ad ammirare i suoi progressi come pilota.
Prova ad aiutarlo di nascosto facendogli pervenire come regalo i pezzi di ricambio dello speeder danneggiato ma lo zio Owen Lars capisce le intenzioni dello Jedi e si reca a casa sua per intimarlo di starsene alla larga dal ragazzo. Leila e Sana Starros conducono la dottoressa Aphra nella prigione Sunspot, una stazione di massima sicurezza orbitante vicinissima ad un sole.
Nonostante questo, un commando misterioso riesce a penetrare all'interno e a prenderne il controllo. Luke e Ian, nel frattempo, sono in missione per conto dell'Alleanza ribelle e devono comprare provviste ma Ian perde tutti i crediti disponibili barando in malo modo al gioco di carte Sabacc.
Su Nar Shadda, la luna dei contrabbandieri, Luke e Ian cercano di recuperare i crediti perduti trasportando illegalmente un carico di Nerf, animali da latte.
Leila, Sana ed Aphra avanzano di settore in settore all'interno della prigione ma non riescono ad impedire al misterioso sabotatore di uccidere altri detenuti. Nonostante i continui battibecchi tra Sana ed Aphra, i cui screzi risalgono indietro nel tempo, la sala di controllo della prigione viene liberata. Eneb Ray, la spia che Leila aveva mandato su Corusant e che aveva fallito la missione di uccidere l'Imperatore.
L'ex spia vuole costringere Leila a fare una scelta: La prigione diventa di nuovo operativa e sotto controllo e Leila concede una via di fuga ad Aphra.
Luke, Ian e Leila devono affrontare il sergente Kreel e la sua squadra di assalitori per completare la missione. Un anno dopo aver difeso senza farsi scoprire i contadini di Tatooine dall'esorbitante pagamento della tassa sull'acqua Star Wars 07 , Ben Kenobi deve intervenire per liberare Owen Lars, catturato dal cacciatore di taglie wookie Black Krrsantan, assunto da Jabba per scoprire l'autore del gesto ribelle nei suoi confronti.