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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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Star Wars Adventure Journal #8:

[Star Wars Adventure Journal - issue 8]

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Carolyn Golledge
West End Games
Story published as:
Short Story (1995, 2006)

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An attempted smash-and-grab of an Imperial cargo carrier goes terribly wrong, and the remains of an X-Wing squadron flies back to Karatha empty-handed. The squadron leader, Stevan “Mak” Makintay is burning with rage over the defeat, one pilot killed. He is going nuts over how the Empire’s winning everywhere lately – and his day does not get any better when a tech named Merinda suggests finding an expert to build replacement parts for X-Wings rather than going to steal them. He has just such an expert in mind - his ex-girlfriend, Ketrian Altronel, the reason his father stripped him of his noble title and sent him to a penal colony for a year. On Hargeeva, Ketrian is in the process of presenting now-Imperial Governor Makintay a new version of a mineral called ostrine. He likes what he sees, and declares it all top secret. Ketrian is escorted back to her hotel, where she meets with Mak. She does not want to listen at first, but Mak manages to persuade her to. However, he cannot persuade her to help. It soon becomes academic when the Imperials attack the hotel and captures them both, as well as a friend of hers named Alikka Nolan. She wakes up in a prison hospital, furious at Mak for getting her into this mess. She learns from Major Niall Pedrin just how ruthless the Empire can be – they are torturing and drugging Mak, trying to get the location of the Rebels from him. He plans to ship her to Coruscant tomorrow with her osirine to continue research. She begs Pedrin to let her talk to Mak, to try to find the base’s location herself. In return, they will let Alikka go. He agrees.
Mak does not give her the location, and coldly tells her Alikka was tortured to death in front of him. The Imperial transport they are on is suddenly jumped by pirates, and the Imperials jump ship – leaving them stranded. They find themselves at a pirate enclave, with Ketrian growing sick from a slow -acting poison administered earlier by Pedrin. The two find their way to the Rebels, where Ketrian is cured. Now the two former lovers are lovers again – and Ketrian’s alloy can now be used to improve the firepower of X-Wings.

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

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