Ahsoka Tano and Obi-wan Kenobi are fleeing through space in the Twilight, chased by vulture droids after their fleet was devastated by a pincer movement. Their ship's hyperdrive and two engines are hit, leaving them nearly dead in space and open to boarding. Aboard their ship are the remnants of the 38th Armored Battalion, some engineers with severe wounds and a damaged battle tank. Suddenly, a Separatist shuttle rams the Twilight, sending droids to board. As the two Jedi buy time, Sergeant Gaffa and the rest of the engineers attempt to reconstruct their tank into a usable machine.
Ahsoka, impatient and doubtful of the plan, offers an alternative solution of depressurizing the hangar bay, but this plan is rejected by Kenobi and Gaffa. She is injured by a blaster bolt, and just when the Jedi are nearly at breaking point, the engineers finish their job, deploying a missile battle platform. The platform fires multiple missiles, blasting out the shuttle and the chasing vulture droids. The Twilight and its passengers escape destruction, and Ahoksa apologizes to Gaffa. The sergeant, ever flexible, praises her for her defense support, noting that patience is an essential value.
- ↑ Star Wars Annual 2011