Droid Messengers (17)
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Basic info
First appearance: A New Hope
Previous event: Attack on Tantive IV
Next event: The Destruction of Lark
Concurrent events: The Hunt for the Droids
Relations: Tatooine
Known Facts (8)
Summary
Prelude
The Imperial Star Destroyer Devastator attacked and boarded Tantive IV, the blockade runner en route to Alderaan with intentention to bring Death Star plans to the Rebels. Darth Vader himself led the boarding pary, all who were aboard were either killed or captured. Before being detained, Leia Organa was able to record a holographic message with the help of R2-D2, and assigned the droid the responsibility of taking the message to Obi-wan Kenobi, Jedi-in-hiding on Tatooine. Vader orders a message be sent to the Imperial Senate, informing them that the ship was destroyed, with everyone on board killed. R2-D2 and C-3PO use an escape pod in order to escape the ship and reach the planet of Tatooine below.
Event
The droids' escape pod landed in the desert wastes of Tatooine, far from any form of civilization. R2-D2 and C-3PO left the pod, with 3PO not knowing what planet they were on or what R2's true mission was. Unclear as to which direction to head in, the droids argued about where to go before splitting up over their disagreement; R2 set off on his own, intent on finding Kenobi, while 3PO left in the opposite direction. 3PO wandered in the desert before spotting a sandcrawler. He was picked up by the Jawas and fitted with a restraining bolt, as the Jawas planned on selling him as well as the many other droids in their vehicle. Later, R2 faced similar circumstances. While making his way through a canyon, he was discovered by the same Jawas, who stunned him and brought him aboard the crawler, where the two droids reunited.
Next morning the sandcrawler arrived at the Lars moisture farm, where moisture farmer Owen Lars lived with his wife Beru and their nephew Luke Skywalker. Owen and Skywalker inspected what the Jawas had for sale and ultimately purchased Artoo and Threepio, with Owen intending to use them as farm workers. While Skywalker was cleaning them, he discovered a partial version of the princess' message for Kenobi. Although Skywalker had never heard the name Obi-Wan Kenobi, he did know of a Ben Kenobi who lived beyond the Dune Sea, and was unaware that they were the same person. Skywalker told his aunt and uncle what he had discovered, and Owen let slip that Kenobi knew Skywalker's father, then-known as Anakin Skywalker. Owen claimed, however, that the two died around the same time.
Next event: Runaway droid
See also
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Enjikket
Beru Lars
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Class-6 Escape Pod
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The Power of the Force : CommTech Chips
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The Power of the Force : Episode I Flashback Photo
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Jawas (69607)
Jawa and "GONK" Droid (84198)
Luke Skywalker (84211)
Luke Skywalker (84036)
Aunt Beru (84049)
Jawas (OTC#24)
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84198 / 84185
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Jawa
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Luke Skywalker
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Beru Lars | WED-15 Treadwell Droid

Jawa
Runaway Droid
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The Original Trilogy Collection : Vintage
The Saga Collection
The Vintage Collection
The Official Star Wars Fact File
The Official Star Wars Fact File
Luke Skywalker (85214)
R5-D4 (SAGA032)
R5-D4 (VC40)
V-35 Landspeeder (V.SPE11)
T-16 Skyhopper (V.SKY2)
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30240 / 97568
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R5-D4 | R5-series Astromech Droid

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