Escape from Death Star (46)
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First appearance: A New Hope
Relations: Death Star
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Summary
Previous event: Flight to Alderaan
Pulled on board the Death Star, the group hid themselves in the Millennium Falcon's smuggling compartments, managing to avoid the initial checks. When a scanning crew came aboard, they were ambushed. Solo and Skywalker then called for assistance from the two guarding stormtroopers and after beat up two more stormtroopers, they disguised themselves as such. Solo, Skywalker, disguised as stormtroopers, along with Chewbacca and Kenobi and droids proceeded to take over the hangar's control room. Once inside, Kenobi instructed R2 to log into into the Imperial network to locate the tractor beam's power supply. From there Kenobi left to switch off the tractor beam controls, leaving the others to wait in the control room. However, it was not long before R2 discovered that Princess Organa was being held prisoner on-board and awaiting execution. With some coaxing, as well as the offer of a generous reward, Skywalker managed to convince Solo to participate in a rescue attempt. Skywalker's idea was that they, disguised as stormtroopers, "arrest" Chewbacca as a fake prisoner and take him to detention block where Organa was held. After some arguing from Chewbacca they finally agreed to proceed with this plan.
Leaving the droids in the control room, Skywalker and Solo made their way to Detention Block AA-23, where Skywalker tried to bluff the guards, but one of the officers, got suspicious of the two "troopers," the three had no choice but to blast their way through. After killing the guards and destroying security cameras, Solo quickly located the Princess's cell. Skywalker went to retrieve her while Solo stayed to stall on the intercom. Soon Solo blasted the console and yelled for Skywalker to hurry, while he and Chewie prepared defensive positions. Skywalker soon found Organa and let her out of her cell. Skywalker unmasked himself and explained that he was present to rescue her and that he was allied with Kenobi aboard the station. At about the same time, a team of stormtroopers breached the door to the cell block, only to be blasted down by Solo and Chewie as they made their way through the narrow opening one by one. The advantage was not to last, and soon the duo was overwhelmed by sheer numbers and forced to fall back to the Princess's cell. The group blasted several stormtroopers and Imperial Navy Troopers. As troopers started pouring into the hallway, pinning them down with blaster fire, Princess Organa took charge and, grabbing a blaster from Skywalker, was able to hold off the stormtroopers and proceeded to create her own escape route by blasting through a ventilation shaft to garbage compactor, quickly ordering and kicking her bumbling rescuers into the shaft before the stormtroopers regrouped.
Once inside, they tried to blast the door, only to find that it was magnetically sealed. Skywalker was then pulled into the water by a dianoga that was living inside the compactor and feeding off garbage; Solo managed to shoot it and save him, though not before Skywalker lost the comlink. In addition, the dianoga, sensing that the compression cycle was about to start, abandoned its prey and disappeared deep underwater. No sooner had Skywalker been rescued than the compression cycle began and the walls started to close in on them. Skywalker desperately searched for the missing comlink as the others tried to climb out or halt the cycle. Finding the missing comlink, Skywalker called for 3PO's help, and just before they were crushed, R2 managed to stop the cycle. After escaping the trash compactor, Skywalker and Solo shed their stormtrooper armor, though not before appropriating the utility belts, and they set off for the Millennium Falcon. Before long, the group encountered a stormtrooper patrol that had been searching for them. Taking the initiative, Solo and Chewie attacked, forcing the patrol to retreat to another hangar bay where reinforcements were waiting. Overwhelmed by the sheer numbers, they were forced to retreat. Meanwhile, Skywalker escorted Organa on an alternate route to the hangar bay. Before long, they encountered another patrol and were forced to take cover behind a blast door. Seeing no lock, Skywalker blasted the controls, only to discover that they were also the bridge controls, and that, much to their dismay, they were stranded on a ledge above a deep chasm. With it only being a matter of time before the stormtrooper patrol breached the door, and with other troopers firing from nearby ledges, Organa provided covering fire while Skywalker prepared a grappling hook to swing across the chasm. The groups eventually rendezvoused in a corridor above the hangar and began discussing how to proceed to the Falcon without being seen by the group of stormtroopers stationed there.
Meanwhile, after shutting down the tractor beam, Kenobi had made his way back to the hanger where the Falcon was being kept, but just before reaching the hangar, he came face to face with his former apprentice, Darth Vader. Vader and Kenobi exchanged a series of attacks agains each other. Backing away, Kenobi drew the duel into the open, right in front of the entrance to the main hangar. Vader attacked once more and began to push Kenobi towards a wall. The stormtroopers standing guard over the Falcon became aware of their battle and moved to watch the fight. This enabled Kenobi's companions, who had been waiting for just such an opportunity, to quickly sneak across the hanger to the Falcon. As they reached the ship, Skywalker noticed Kenobi and Vader standing in the doorway with blades crossed, and moved in for a closer look. Kenobi risked a glance into the hangar, where he saw that his companions had reached the ship. He turned to Vader, smiled wryly, and raised his lightsaber so the tip pointed straight up, deliberately lowering his guard and ceding the duel. Immediately seizing his opportunity, Vader slashed at Kenobi's neck but the Jedi Master vanished just before his blade struck, having become one with the Force.
Luke, shocked and distraught by the death of his mentor, cried out in grief. This attracted the attention of the stormtroopers who had been observing the duel, who immediately turned and began shooting at Skywalker. As the firefight commenced, a shocked Vader inspected Kenobi's remains only to find the robes Kenobi had worn piled in a heap; his body had vanished. Skywalker, despite his shock at seeing Kenobi slain, was able to take out most of the stormtroopers guarding the Falcon as Darth Vader turned to the hangar. Seeing this, Skywalker locked out Vader by shooting the blast door's controls at Solo's urging. Though Skywalker, in his anger, was eager to finish off the remaining stormtroopers in the hanger, the disembodied voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi urged Skywalker to board the Falcon and escape. Kenobi's earlier deactivation of the station's tractor beam systems allowed the Millennium Falcon to leave the Death Star unhindered.
As they escaped, the Falcon encountered at least four TIE fighters on patrol. Despite Skywalker's grief, he and Solo were able to destroy the pursuing TIE fighters and finally escape to the Rebels' base on Yavin 4. While Solo congratulated himself on his role in the daring rescue, Princess Organa asserted that it was a ruse and that they were being allowed to escape. However, the rescuers did not know that the Empire had secretly stored a homing beacon aboard their ship, which gave the Empire information on the destination of the Falcon.
Next event: Battle of Yavin

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