In the underground resistance base on Garos IV, Wink
Tasion listens in on Imperial scouts at the mining
center south of Ariana. The Imperials have been setting
up a defence perimeter around the mines. Alex Winger
listens in to this, then learns from Dair Haslip and
Magir Paca that another 2,000 troops is being sent to
Garos. Where is all the ore going, they wonder. The mine
is nearly impenetrable now, what can the resistance do?
In addition, even worse, the Imperials are starting to
find the resistance's weapons' caches. Alex decides she
and Dair will have a dinner date at her father's mansion
(to check out the new security provisions there) before
trying to rescue the remaining weapons. They take a walk
before dinner that night, forced to act romantic with
the scout troops watching them. After dinner that night,
Alex sneaks out of the mansion to move a Plex missile
launcher less than a kilometre from the mansion. She
gets intercepted by a scout, and has to fast-talk her
way back to the mansion.
The resistance finally gets the break they need: a
chance to stop the Imperials from finishing their new
sensor setup at the mines. Alex joins the attacking
group. Two AT-STs are in the convoy, and one is taken
out, but the other one takes out Alex's friend Cardy.
Alex personally blows up the second one. The convoy is
destroyed, and another small victory is won. On her way
home, Alex receives another of those strange visions -
and a distant voice saying, "The
Force will be with you..."