Anja has been at the Academy a
few weeks, and while Luke does not detect the Force in
her, she is affecting things all right - she got Zekk
and Jacen all over her and Jaina and Tenel jealous.
Lando shows up and offers to let the kids try out
SkyCenter Galleria, a new amusement park he is building
on Cloud City. The kids gladly accept. Anja is coming
along as well.
They arrive to startling news: Landoís ex-smuggler
partner Cojahn is dead, victim of an apparent suicide.
However, Cojahn was anything but suicidal, so the kids
offer to investigate, even as Anja sarcastically
ridicules their ability to investigate anything. Lando
quietly tells the kids that he suspects Anjaís an
andris addict - he is seen the signs before. Anja alerts
Czethros to the situation, warning him to cover his
tracks if he is involved in Cojahnís death. He orders
his operatives on Bespin to kill the Jedi.
The investigation does turn up one anomaly - Figrin Dían
and the Modal Nodes was to play at SkyCenterís
opening, but took off suddenly the day Cojahn died.
Lando, Jaina, and Zekk take off for Clakídor VII after
them as the others continue poking around. They find the
band in a mud hut, hiding out from Black Sun. Hunting
down a disgruntled Ugnaught who had gotten fired by
Cojahn, the Jedi (minus Anja) are caught in a death trap
by Black Sun assassins who throw them out a garbage
chute. Lowie and Tenel keep themselves from falling.
Jacen does not.
Figrin reveals that Cojahn was killed because Black Sun
was trying to infiltrate SkyCenter and profit off it,
and Cojahn was trying to expel them. The gang heads back
to Bespin. Jacen is saved by a young thranta rider named
Míkim, who takes him to a floating island for safety.
He learns from him that Czethros personally murdered
Cojahn. Jacen is picked up by the Lady Luck and joyously
reunited with Tenel and Lowie. Comparing notes, they
check Cloud City records - and find them tampered with.
A little clean up, and Czethros is revealed. Another
ambush occurs, this time with chameleon creatures - and
Cloud City guards.
The group uses the SkyCenter itself to catch the
turncoats. An alert is sent out, and an arrest warrant
put out for Czethros. A purge of Cloud City personnel
begins. After enjoying Míkimís official instalment
as part of the thranta-riding circus, the gang returns
to Yavin. In addition, Anja is at the edge, with her
supply of spice cut off and nearly gone.