Harrar’s priestship and military escort approaches Hapes in search of their stolen frigate. The yammosk finds the signature of the stolen ship as it ventures out of Hapan space. It seems to be coming directly into their path.
Khalee Lah tells his crew that they are hunting to engage the would-be Trickster who is hiding in the shadow of Yun-Harla. He is told the ship is approaching with one small escort ship.
Kyp emerges from hyperspace to the sound of his controls flashing warnings. He is directly between two flanks of Vong ships. They will figure out he’s not flying the stolen frigate soon. Two coralskippers move in as a second X-Wing appears. Jaina tells him to get out of here. He needs to turn off the gravitic transmitter, find a ship about the size of Trickster and strafe it. She will come in behind.
They sweep toward a frigate and Kyp leans on the trigger, causing the smaller lasers to hit their mark. Jaina fires concussion missles after him. Then they take off, the seed planted.
Khalee Lah tells Harrar that they have secured the ship. They go to the docking bay and open up the ship when a Yuuzhan Vong warrior comes down the ramp and demands to know what’s going on. He and Lah are both astonished to see each other.
Harrar tells him to go get another coralskipper. They need to look at this one. Obviously, this is not the right ship and maybe none of the ones they’ve encountered so far have been. Lah assures him that one of them eventually will be. He is adamant they will find Jaina Solo and sacrifice her.
Jaina warns her pilots that a Yuuzhan Vong fleet is heading out of hyperspace. She recognizes one as a priestship she’d seen on Myrkr. During the battle, the Vong regularly turn their weapons on whatever ship is transmitting Trickster’s signal. They lose a couple of coralskippers that way.
Lowie hollers about a glitch. Jaina yells back that the signal can’t be broadast to more than one ship at one time. Fortunately, three skips receiving the signal hit each other and explode.
Harrar is becoming terrified. This Jedi twin is performing impossible feats, evading their best pilots and destroying skips. She is nowhere and everywhere. The crew are uttering the name Yun-Harla with awe. The only reasonable thing to do is retreat.
The survivors arrive and celebrate. Jagged Fel approaches her and tells her she deserves the title of commander after that. Shawnkyr isn’t sure that applies to Jaina and pulls Fel away. Jaina isn’t too concerned about the Chiss female. She and the other pilots are celebrated as heroes that night, but Jag does not attend the ceremony. Jaina dances, but wonders why he said what he said and why she cares.
Luke Skywalker watches his sleeping son and gets a feeling of dread. He knows there’s nothing immediately endangering his son and this isn’t the aura of the future. He wonders if this is just something every parent experiences.
Leia and Han come in. She tells Luke parenting is terrifying normally, but especially so for children brought into dangerous times. Besides, whoever wants to hurt Ben would have to go through Mara.
Mara laughs and quips that she can’t imagine how Han would react if someone pushed their way onto Jaina. His face changes and he remembers the fight. He punched Ta’a Chume’s ambassadors because they came to offer Isolder’s hand in marriage to Jaina, not Leia.
If they didn’t try to talk Jaina out of marrying Isolder, the Hapans won’t turn over the refugees. Mara doesn’t think Jaina would agree to such a trade. Leia admits she almost did herself once. However, it would appear that Teneniel Djo is in a lot of trouble now.