After a brief relapse and coma,
Zekk comes to in an almost-rebuilt Academy. Han Solo
stops by, needing to speak to Raynar. His father Bornan
has vanished. Elsewhere, Nolaa Tarkona (Twi'lek leader
of something called the "Diversity Alliance")
hires Boba Fett (or so they think) to find Bornan for a
Haunted by the Dark Side and the memories of what he
did, Zekk leaves Yavin for Ennth. Peckhum leaves him the
repaired Lightning Rod as a gift. At the same
time, Isolder and Teneniel leave their daughter a gift:
her very own spaceship, the Rock Dragon. Anakin
arrives as well, to help with the Temple reconstruction
efforts. With Leia's birthday coming up, the kids decide
for the Rock Dragon's maiden voyage to travel to
Alderaan, what is left of it, to find a relic to give
her as a present.
Zekk finds his homeworld on the verge of disaster, as
it's moon travels too close in orbit to the world,
wrecking havoc. The last members of the planet's
population are evacuating. In addition, when the turmoil
ends, they return to start anew until the next pass.
Unable to tolerate that kind of horrible cycle, Zekk
sets out again.
When the children arrive at the Alderaan system, they
hunt for a crystallised piece of Alderaan's core. As
they start back, they are suddenly savagely attacked by
Boba Fett (actually, it’s his insane daughter Ailyn
Vel) in the Slave IV. They take refuge in an
asteroid, but ‘Fett’ causes a cave-in and seals them
inside, scans their computer, then blasts inside and
confronts them, where is Bornan Thul? They do not know,
so she intends to hold them hostage until Solo tells him
where Thul is. MTD (Lowbacca's translator droid) turns
the tables and scans the Slave IV's computer, and
the kids’ blast free and warn Han not to approach. As
Vel moves in for the kill, the Lightning Rod
suddenly shows up and forces her out of the system.
The kids and Han compare notes: Nolaa Tarkona is hiring
as many bounty hunters as possible to find Bornan Thul.
Zekk announces that he will become a bounty hunter
himself. The group returns to Yavin, where Jacen and
Jaina present Mom with the crystal core shard.