The Hunt for the Droids (10)
Basic info
First appearance: A New Hope
Relations: Tatooine
Summary
Darth Vader ordered Commander Praji to lead personally the search the Death Star plans on Tatooine's surface. He assigned Captain Kosh's local garrison to the task, while Commander Jir's 501st was readied. These events coincided with the arrival of the Star Destroyer Inquisitor in the system. Under command of General Malcor Brashin, the Inquisitor was carrying Captain Terrik and his Desert Sands for training exercises and eventually to relieve the 37th Detachment stationed on the planet. Primarily, the Star Destroyer accompanied the Desert Sands to test the experimental Battlefield Holographic Control Interface during the exercises of Captain Terrik's troopers. Alerted to the situation, the Desert Sands quickly landed on the planet to undertake the search for the Rebel corvette's escape pod. Split into Alvien, Drax and Zeta Squadrons, the sandtroopers explored the deserts of Tatooine for hours. Terrik personally commanded Zeta Squadron which was assisted by dewbacks, one HAVr A9 floating fortress and two Arunskin 32 cargo skiffs from the local garrison. The crashed escape pod was eventually found in the Dune Sea by Davin Felth of Zeta Squadron. The sandtroopers discovered evidence that the pod's occupants were droids, in the form of one of C-3PO's rings. They followed a trail leading away from the escape pod and discovered that the droids had been intercepted by a Jawa sandcrawler. They eventually intercepted the digger crawler, where they learned from the Jawas that the droids had been already sold to moisture farmers. Captain Terrik then ordered his men to attack the sandcrawler, leaving no survivors among the Jawas. To cover up the Imperial attack on the Jawas, they left gaffi sticks nearby in order to implicate a Tusken Raider raid as being responsible for the attack. The Imperials then largely destroyed the Sandcrawler with a Reconnaissance Troop Transporter. The Imperials then proceeded to pay a visit to the moisture farm that had purchased the droids. Its inhabitants, Owen and Beru Lars, not only refused to hand the droids over, but their patriarch, Owen Lars, also spat at Terrik. The soldiers, under Vader's personal orders via hologram, noticed that a landspeeder was missing from their garage. The Sith Lord ordered the establishing of checkpoints to detain any droids entering Mos Espa or Mos Eisley spaceports. Vader eventually watched the troopers carry out his orders on their helpless victims. They executed Lars and Beru and cremated their remains. The droids were in fact in possession of their nephew - Luke Skywalker. After this new failure, Captain Terrik ordered the troopers to regroup in the city of Mos Eisley, the only way to leave the planet for any fugitive.
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Sentinel-class Imperial Landing Craft (V.SEN1) Sandtrooper Search Sandtrooper, Sergeant : Tatooone Sandtrooper, Squad Leader : Tatooine Sandtrooper, Corporal : Tatooine Sandtrooper (Tatooine Patrol) (84579)
The Official Star Wars Fact File
BPU - Episode IV : Trouble on Tatooine
Militaries of Star Wars
Militaries of Star Wars
Militaries of Star Wars
Power of the Jedi
Sentinel-class Imperial Landing Craft (V.SEN1)
Sandtrooper Search
Sandtrooper, Sergeant : Tatooone
Sandtrooper, Squad Leader : Tatooine
Sandtrooper, Corporal : Tatooine
Sandtrooper (Tatooine Patrol) (84579)
V.SEN1
87289 / 85768
2138
21382
21383
84579 / 84445
Sentinel-class Landing Craft | Imperial Sandtrooper | Tatooine | Desert Sands
Imperial Sandtrooper | Desert Sands | Escape from Mos Eisley
Imperial Sandtrooper | Desert Sands | Escape from Mos Eisley
Imperial Sandtrooper | Desert Sands | Escape from Mos Eisley
Imperial Sandtrooper | Desert Sands | Escape from Mos Eisley
Imperial Sandtrooper | Desert Sands
Sandtrooper : Tatooine Search (05-12) Sandtrooper (SAGA037) Sandtrooper (LCDF) Sandtrooper (#01)
The Original Trilogy Collection : Transitional
The Saga Collection
Legacy Collection : Droid Factory (Amazon)
The Black Series 6'' (Black & Blue Cards)
Sandtrooper : Tatooine Search (05-12)
Sandtrooper (SAGA037)
Sandtrooper (LCDF)
Sandtrooper (#01)
85492 / 85172
86830 / 85770
A6729
A7982 / A4301
Imperial Sandtrooper | Desert Sands | Escape from Mos Eisley
Imperial Sandtrooper | Desert Sands
Imperial Sandtrooper | Mark IV Sentry Droid | Desert Sands | Escape from Mos Eisley
Imperial Sandtrooper | Desert Sands


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