While Tenel Ka receives a visit
from Ambassador Yfra, the other young Jedi travel to
Lando Calrissian's GemDiver station in the Yavin gas
giant. Lando takes them hunting for Corusca gems (Jacen
gets one). Suddenly, an Imperial fleet pops up in the
Yavin system. Led by a Nightsister named Tamith Kai, the
Imperials smash the station and kidnap the Jedi
children. Luke and Tenel Ka track the Imperials to Borgo
Prime as the Republic mobilises their forces.
The children come to en route to the Core. Qorl has
betrayed them and is leading them to a cloaked
"Shadow Academy" used by the Empire to train
Dark Jedi. The school "dean" is Brakiss,
former student of Luke. When they resist his teachings,
Brakiss tortures them and places them in separate cells.
Luke and Tenel head to Dathomir on their search and
learn of a new group of Nightsisters, being trained at
the Great Canyon by Brakiss. They decide to go
Tamith begins training Lowie, while Brakiss concentrates
on the twins. Both work on increasing the children's
anger. Brakiss forces the two children to unknowingly
fight each other using holographic disguises. He plans
another trip to Yavin to steal all the other trainees.
The Nightsisters take Luke and Tenel to the Shadow
Academy, even as the children begin their escape. The
united group fights off Brakiss and Tamith and blasts
free in the Shadow Academy's state-of-the art ship Shadow
Chaser. The Jedi return to Yavin and begin preparing
for when they will face Brakiss again.