Armed with new information from
Ta'a Chume about the Diversity Alliance, the Young Jedi
have a new mission: get Lowie off of Ryloth! The kids
sneak onto the planet, leaving the Rock Dragon (Tenel
Ka's own spaceship) for the Diversity Alliance to pick
up. As Tarkona and company examine the ship, a message
comes in from Boba Fett alerting her to Zekk's
treachery. The kids explore, and find a massive
stockpile of weapons. Tarkona is ready for war.
They are suddenly found by Raaba, who hauls them to
Tarkona while making sure Lowie has no idea they are
here. Tarkona decides to let them rot in the ryll spice
mines. Meanwhile, after Bornan secretly sneaks to him
the navicomputer containing the plagues location, Zekk
rushes to Yavin IV. He and Luke barely keep a Bothan
assassin from stabbing Lusa to death, and begin to plan
a counteroffensive, beginning with a rescue on Ryloth.
Sirra and Lowie stumble onto the Rock Dragon.
Lowie gets the heroes out of slavery and gets them free
with Luke, Zekk, and Lusa's help. Along with them is Kur,
a Twi'lek slave who agrees to spill all about the
Alliance. The Senate prepares an emergency meeting,
ready for war.