Something seems to be bugging Lowie, and the gang learns
what when the Millennium Falcon arrives: his
sister Sirra, haunted by the recent death of her friend
Raaba, is about to undergo her own highly dangerous rite
of passage. Chewbacca and the kids head out on the Shadow
Chaser to Kashyyyk. The Chaser leaves
hyperspace right in the middle of an ion storm, but they
Zekk is sent on his first mission: to Kashyyyk, to find
and attack a major fabrication facility for computer
parts. The second part of his mission: kill his former
friends. As Jacen and Jaina get to work repairing the Chaser,
Lowie finds that trying to help his sister and actually
helping her are two different things. The other kids
tour the fabrication facility, where Republic
starfighters are being upgraded to prepare for the
possible fight against the Second Imperium.
The Emperor, at least, what seems to be the Emperor
(encased in a giant black tank) arrives at the Academy.
He refuses to speak to a disturbed Brakiss at all. At
the same time, Zekk and his warriors (using Wookiee holo-disguises)
begin their attack, blowing up the fabrication plant.
One of the Nightsisters, Garowyn, steals the repaired Chaser,
or tries to. Chewbacca and Jaina kill the Nightsister.
Jacen, Tenel, Lowie and Sirra shoot TIE's down from the
sky, then flee into Kashyyyk's lethal lower levels, Zekk
and Tamith (and far behind them, Jaina and Chewbacca)
hot on their heels.
The young Jedi have to fight Kashyyyk's ecology as much
as the Dark Jedi. Lowie and Sirra both deal with Vonnda
Ra, and Jaina has to deal with Zekk. Zekk, torn by his
feelings for Jaina, lets her live but warns her that the
Imperium will destroy the Jedi academy. The battered
Imperial force returns to the Shadow Academy. Zekk lies
and says he killed the young Jedi. The holographic
Emperor informs the Dark Jedi to set course for Yavin.
With a final farewell to the now-honoured Sirra, the
young Jedi race the Shadow Academy to Yavin.