When Imperial forces detected a Rebel Lambda-class T-4a shuttle carrying a high ranking officer which was undergoing mid-space repairs to its hyperdrive, the Malice was diverted from its mission to destroy the shuttle. The Malice exited hyperspace and launched a single squadron's worth of TIE/LN starfighters and TIE/sa bombers before returning to its original mission. The Imperial fighters were engaged by three defending Rebel fighters, a T-65 X-wing starfighter, a BTL Y-wing starfighter and an R-22 Spearhead who, despite being outnumbered, were able to stop the Imperial attack and save the shuttle. By the time the Malice returned the Rebels had left the area.
The Alliance later recreated the mission as a simulation for training new pilots.
- Star Wars: X-Wing (First appearance)
- X-Wing: The Official Strategy Guide
- X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM: The Official Strategy Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia