Starfighters fly from the Thurse toward the Queen. Wing Commander Kol Eyttyn reports a visual on the Vong ship. Firing at the enemy, they are surprised not to see laser beams and torpedoes disappear into gravitic anomalies, but this is different. It looks like the ship has vanished.
His R2 unit tells him the ship has moved.
The Millennium Falcon comes into Bilbringi to find the battle going on. The captain of the Thurse is unhappy to find that the Falcon still doesn’t have an authorized transponder. He refuses her help because the Vong warship is jumping all over the place.
Luke notices a coralskipper out there that reinforced in some way. He realizes it’s a void of some kind. The captain tells her that the raiders are threatening to expel passengers out the airlocks if New Republic forces don’t back off. He cannot negotiate with pirates, especially with a Vong ship out here.
Leia decides she’ll have to get rid of that ship then. Luke tells her he thinks the object out in space is a living dovin basal.
Han watches armed men and a cloaked being that is probably a Yuuzhan Vong walk down the corridor. He thinks of Chewie, Lywyll, Roa and Fasgo and pulls his weapon. Droma urges him not to use this time for confrontation, but Han tells them to stay back.
He steps out and holds his blaster to the man left behind and takes his weapon, then knocks him out.
One firefight later, however, puts him, Droma and the two defectors in Reck’s custody. The man uses a creature that sniffs at Elan and tears the ooglith masquer off of her. He also recognizes Han.
Han tells him he won’t get far and, even if he does, he should rethink his loyalties. His new bosses are responsible for killing Chewbacca at Sernpidal and Roa’s wife, Lwyll. Reck assures him he didn’t know about any of that, but a guy has to work.
Then he finds out they can’t go anywhere because their ship can’t detach from the airlock. The Vong ship will not respond.
Reck decides he’s going to take the shuttle to the Vong ship and send the someone back for the rest of his crew, many of which are already abandoning him. He forces Han to an empty lift shaft. Squaring his shoulders and tightening his travel pack, Han steps back and drops down it.