Jacen and Jaina Solo have been
training at the Jedi Academy for a month, along with
Teneniel Djo's daughter Tenel Ka and the snobbish Raynar
Thul. Han and Chewbacca bring a new trainee, Chewbacca's
nephew Lowbacca, to the academy. To help the young Jedi
understand him, Chewbacca and Threepio have made a small
handheld translator droid named MTD (He unfortunately
got most of his personality from Threepio). The Wookiee
is also given a gift: a T-23 skyhopper the kids can fix
up and fly.
On the first flight, Lowie notices something shiny out
in the Yavin jungle. When the kids head out to
investigate it later, they find out it is a crashed TIE
Fighter. It has been sitting there since the Battle of
Yavin, 23 years ago. They secretly begin repairing it as
well. Just when it is almost ready, the pilot Qorl
appears and catches them. Worn out and battered down,
Qorl wants only to return to his Empire, even if there
is almost none of it left. Moreover, if he has to kill
the children to do it, he will. He forces them to finish
repairs, then takes off to blast the Jedi Academy to
bits. However, the twins deliberately botched the
repairs as well as left a crystal snake in the cockpit.
Lowie has made it back and called the Millennium
Falcon for help. Qorl has no choice but to escape.
The reunited young Jedi return to the academy and get
back to their training and the T-23 restoring.