A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away….
It is a period of civil war. Rebel
spaceships, striking from a hidden
base, have won their first victory
against the evil Galactic Empire.
During the battle, rebel spies managed
to steal secret plans to the Empire’s
ultimate weapon, the Death Star, an
armored space station with enough
power to destroy an entire planet.
Pursued by the Empire’s sinister agents,
Princess Leia races home aboard her
starship, custodian of the stolen plans
that can save her people and restore
freedom to the galaxy.
Darth Vader’s Devastator managed to
capture Princess Leia’s ship. She hid the
stolen plans inside a droid called R2-D2
and ordered the droid to use an escape
pod and find Obi Wan Kenobi. R2-D2 and
his companion C-3PO entered an escape
pod and launched it.
Aboard the Devastator the regular officer
in charge of shooting down escape pods
was sick. His replacement was much more
thorough. When the escape pod was
reported his response was “There are no
life signs aboard, but there could be droids
on it, or just a datapad. We don’t really need
to recover the plans, just stop the rebels
getting them. So, what the hell, fire at will!”
On the planets surface near Anchorhead,
a young moisture farmer that was watching
the battle got a sudden feeling as if his
whole destiny was just obliterated in a
rain of droid and escape pod parts…