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[The Rebellion]
Events that occur from 2 years before to 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.

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Escape from Balis Braugh
Paul Balsamo
West End Games
Story published as:
Short Story (1994, 2004)

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Not all Ewoks stayed on Endor after the great battle with the "Tribe Empire." One particularly adventurous one is Grael. A few months earlier, on a solo hunt, Grael came upon a Rebel scout named Junas Turner and decides to bring him to his village, Tribe Panshee. However, on the way there, they are captured by stormtroopers. Grael is horrified to watch the Imperials chop down trees en masse to build their metal "village." The two prisoners are transported to a space station turned gulag named Balis-Brough. Grael befriends Junas and the two Rebel friends he finds there, and works to learn to speak Basic. He learns of the battle between the Rebellion and the Empire, and how badly Junas needs to get back to the Rebels to warn them of the second Death Star.
Grael starts to learn the command "songs" that the labor droids are using, and plays them back on his flute. He uses it to get a decent meal, and to make a guard droid "go to sleep" before it can shoot him. Junas is astonished at the Ewok's discovery and uses it to good advantage - together, the Rebel and Ewok sneaks into an escape shuttle. The Empire shuts down all astromech droids to prevent escape, but Grael copies a complex "song" he had heard to make a droid Junas reactivates navigate them. By the time they reach Sullust, however, the Battle of Endor has already taken place. Now, after saying goodbye to his son, Grael is rejoining Junas on a trip to Balis-Brough to rescue all the prisoners there.

This story occurs approximately 3 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Related Stories (in chronological order):

  • Escape from Balis Braugh
  • Return of the Jedi

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