The people of Tondatha, a city on the planet Agamar (in
the Lahara Sector), are punished by the Empire for being
Rebel collaborators. Keyan Farlander survives, his
sister Kitha is badly burned and shipped off to
relatives on Oorn Tchis, but his parents are tragically
killed. Three months later, Tondatha is deserted. Keyan
moves to the city of Calna Muun, and eventually joins
the Resistance movement on Agamar. Keyan is excited with
the news that the co – founder of the Alliance, Mon
Mothma, is scheduled to visit Agamar.
When Mon Mothma arrives, Keyan is captivated by her
speech as she outlines the history of the Rebellion so
far, and reveals to the Agamarians tales of oppression
of the Empire. A member of the Alliance hands Keyan a
pamphlet named “A Call to Reason” – ‘to be
caught with this means death . . .’ he is told. Keyan
decides to join the Rebellion, and enters the
Starfighter Training Program.
Farlander is sent to a secret training area, and pilots
‘the maze’ to improve and hone his flying skills.
Completing that, Keyan trains in the simulators,
re-creating historical missions. General Dodonna,
impressed with Farlander’s test scores, rushes him
into a squadron.