Army agent Del Binjitt piloted the Gundark to Naboo as a part of Operation: Clodhopper. The Gundark was then loaded with dangerous bio-material (clodhopper eggs) while Binjitt found independent agents to pilot the ship to Stend IV. The bio-material would devastate Gran colonies of Stend IV, should it arrive there. Meanwhile, the ship was left on docking bay 33 of Kwilaan spaceport.
The independent agents reached docking bay 33, but they were being followed by port authorities. They had to fight their way to the ship, and then take off.
However, they could not abandon Naboo before dealing with lieutenant Davonn and his partner in two N-1 fighters. The Gundark reached hyperspace, but Davonn managed to track its vector and reported to his superiors.
The Gundark then traveled to Stend IV, but the Jedi Council had been informed and they had sent a Padawan, Dree-Tekes, who reached Stend IV before the Gundark did. Dree-Tekes recruited four local Gran militiamen to fight the Gundark and its crew when it arrived; they were provided with blaster carbines, a heavy blaster cannon and a grenade launcher.
The Gundark reached the biggest settlement on Stend IV, Gev-Toosa, but Dree-Tekes and her men were waiting for her and greeted the ship with the grenade launcher. The crew then tried to land and strike back.