Ambush on Cloud City (34)
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First appearance: Empire Strikes Back
Relations: Cloud City
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Summary
Prelude
In 3 ABY, the Galactic Empire won the Battle of Hoth and forced the Rebel Alliance offworld. Darth Vader pursued the Rebel leaders, in particular his son, Luke Skywalker. He hired Boba Fett and other bounty hunters to find the Millennium Falcon. Fett spotted the Falcon fleeing the Hoth Imperial blockade and deduced its destination, Cloud City on the gas giant Bespin.
Event
Vader arrived before the Millennium Falcon and forged an initial agreement between himself and the Baron Administrator, Lando Calrissian. Calrissian would aid Vader in capturing the Rebels, in exchange for the continued freedom of his colony. The Millennium Falcon entered and landed in Cloud City, piloted by Han Solo and the Wookiee Chewbacca. They also had princess Leia Organa and the protocol droid C-3PO on board. Its crew was greeted as welcomed guests by the Baron Administrator, who gave an especially warm welcome to his old friend, Han Solo. They were given accommodation in which to dwell while their ship was being repaired. After landing, C-3PO wandered off and was shot by a member of Gamma Squad, dismantling him. C-3PO's remains were later sent to the recycling area of Cloud City, although they were intercepted by Chewbacca, who retrieved the parts. After a while, Calrissian invited them to a dinner arrangement, which turned out to be a trap, set by Darth Vader. Solo, upon discovering Vader in the dining room, attempted to shoot the Dark Lord with his blaster, only for Vader to effortlessly absorb the bolts with his right hand, and telekinetically pull the smuggler's blaster away from him with his left. Stormtroopers surrounded the Rebels, ensuring their capture. He wanted to use Organa, Solo, and Chewbacca's capture as a lure to capture his primary objective, Skywalker. Indeed, Han Solo was tortured but not asked questions in order to trigger a response from Luke through the Force, sending him to rescue his friends. The Imperials disabled the repaired Millennium Falcon's hyperdrive to prevent its escape. Vader had Solo frozen in carbonite, to test to see if the freezing methods would effectively work on Skywalker. He had Solo shipped to the gangster Jabba the Hutt by way of Boba Fett, who claimed Solo's bounty. Meanwhile, Skywalker had landed in the city and caught a glimpse of his friends being taken away by Imperial troops. He was caught in a brief firefight with Boba Fett, who was protecting his cargo. Though Princess Leia managed to shout a warning to him, Skywalker continued further into the city, ending up in a carbonite processing chamber where he faced the Dark Lord of the Sith in lightsaber combat, while Lando started to realize that the situation was deteriorating and decided to help Rebels escape.

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Imperial Stormtrooper
Cloud City Wing Guard
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Last updated: 08.02.2022 18:00:47