Search for a cure (3)
Basic info
First appearance: Star Wars Empire 15 : Darklighter, part 4
Relations: Yavin IV
Summary
Few days before the battle of Yavin, after delivering the astromech droids for the Rebels, Nera Dantels remained on Yavin 4. Biggs Darklighter told her that his friend and fellow pilot Derek Klivian was dying from an unknown disease that was resistant to bacta therapy. A few days later, she offered to accompany Darklighter and Doctor Shae Polikex into the Yavin 4 jungle in search of a plant extract that had cured members of the original survey team who had fallen victim to a similar infection.
As the three Rebels proceeded through the jungle, Darklighter was attacked by a swarm of viper wasps, but Dantels was able to repel the insects with a smoke grenade. Soon after, however, a large mamien attacked the group, taking Darklighter by surprise and knocking him to the ground. As it moved in for the kill, Dantels opened fire with her blaster pistol. The creature survived her attack, but as it turned its attention on her, Darklighter was able to reach his vibroblade and use it to kill the predator. Pressing on once more, the group eventually came across the plant they needed and were able to retrieve an extract. They were still in the jungle when Darklighter received a call on his comlink ordering him back to base - the Empire's Death Star battlestation had entered the Yavin system and was moving to destroy the Rebel base.
After returning to base, Darklighter prepared to participate in a Rebel attack on the approaching battlestation. Dantels promised that, if anything happened to him, she would take care of Luke Skywalker, his old friend from Tatooine who had recently joined the Alliance. Before he left, she approached Darklighter in the base's hangar and told him to come back safely, kissing him and leaving without waiting for an answer.

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See also
Related units, characters and technologies
Nera Dantels
Biggs Darklighter
Complete list
Empire, Volume 2 : Darklighter The Other Sons of Tatooine Captain Nera Dantels (C.NER2)
Star Wars Empire TPB
Star Wars Omnibus
The Official Star Wars Fact File
Empire, Volume 2 : Darklighter
The Other Sons of Tatooine
Captain Nera Dantels (C.NER2)
C.NER2
Tags (5)

Nera Dantels | Biggs Darklighter | Smuggler | R2-series Astromech Droid | Rebel Alliance Pilot

Events (5)

The Destruction of Lark | Mutiny on the Rand Ecliptic | Strike at Incom Facility | Biggs Visiting Tosche Station | Mission to Commenor

Events (7)

The Destruction of Lark | Mutiny on the Rand Ecliptic | Strike at Incom Facility | Disaster at Deepspace Besh | Biggs Visiting Tosche Station | Mission to Commenor | Rescue of Janek Sunber

Events (2)

Battle of Yavin | Mission to Commenor

Last updated: 06.02.2022 14:06:10