After a brief excursion on Agamar, jedi Master Kieran Tasiri, along with his loyal droid companion MY-0K, introduces the young Zabrak scout Zuur Durjja to his Padawan, Vasha Stormtamer. They immediately board The Defiant Star, for the jedi Master must travel to an undisclosed star system in order to fulfill a secret mission from the Jedi Council.
While searching for his former commanding officer, Eshu Tahal finally arrives on The Sky Citadel orbital station on Aeten II. He is reunited with a former cell mate, the Rodian Keees Preku, who offers him a job. Together they are to steal a prototype protocol droid for the benefit of a local criminal organization.