Raynar Thul's mother Aryn sends a
call from the trading fleet of the Thul family to Raynar
on Yavin, checking up on him. She asks him to return to
the fleet, where he will be safe. Luke and the kids
escort him there in the Shadow Chaser. On Ryloth,
Nolaa Tarkona gathers non-human worlds to the Diversity
Alliance and receives word from Fett on what happened at
While Luke returns to the Academy, Aryn treats the kids
to an Alderaanian Ceremony of Waters. She suddenly
receives word of a transmission inside the Tradewyn,
there is a traitor aboard. A nasty looking ship appears,
demanding either Aryn or Raynar. The helmsman, Kusk,
kidnaps Raynar and tries to spirit him to the other
ship, but is stopped by the Jedi. The enemy ship, the High
Roller, is destroyed with Kusk's brother on it.
On Borgo Prime, Zekk stumbles onto a lead to Bornan Thul.
The Jedi begin their own search for Bornan, starting at
the abandoned world of Kuar, where Thul was going to
meet someone. Zekk arrives at what little is left of the
human colony of Gammalin. Everyone is dead, from kind of
biological weapon. And Zekk suddenly comes face-to-gun
with Boba Fett. Searching on Kuar, the Jedi come upon a
piece of Bornan's clothing, and a message: "If I
am caught, all humans [are] in mortal danger."
Continuing the search, they come upon an impossibility,
the supposedly dead friend of Lowie, Raaba. She
explained that she failed her rite of passage through
sheer cowardice, and fled from her world in disgrace,
eventually joining the Diversity Alliance. It seems to
be a movement where non-humans can band together and
protect themselves against human atrocities.
Fett will not kill Zekk, the boy acted with honour.
Together, the two bounty hunters search for clues as to
whom exterminated everyone on Gammalin. A message left
by the now dead alien who brought this plague upon the
planet explains that his boss, the one with the plague,
was Nolaa Tarkona. Moreover, the only one who knows how
to stop it is Bornan.
Raynar's uncle Tyko appears on Kuar, and helps the kids
repair their ship after they fight massive arachnids.
Raaba disappears again, returning to the Diversity
Alliance. A sudden attack from above blows up Tyko's
ship, and the kids and Tyko finds themselves on the run
from a resurrected IG-88. The droid takes Tyko and
leaves. It's a very disgruntled group of young Jedi who
return to Yavin, determined to check in with Zekk and