A group of 3 Imperial Modified corvettes Hashim and a Shuttle G'nabgib, carrying the Unidentified TIE Defender chief scientist had fell into a trap by the Rneekii. When Tan Maarek Stele in a TIE Defender was launched to fight of the Pirate strike force consisting of the transports, R-41 Starchasers and a Strike-class medium cruiser Intombe. Ibutho 1 had docked with the G'nabgib captured the scientist and jumped into Hyperspace. Stele managed to destroy all the other transports from Ibutho and drove of the Pirate force.
Ibutho 1 was used to transfer the scientist to the Empire as part of their decision to Ransom the scientist to the highest bidder which was the Empire. However, the Pirates gravely underestimated the Imperials and were trapped by Interdictor Red Claw. The pirates were eliminated and Ibutho 1 was captured to recover the ransom.
- Star Wars: TIE Fighter (First appearance)