In 3 ABY, a family of scavengers called the Freemakers undertook a mission to Nal Kapok to obtain salvage to build more Z-wings. Their salvaging trip coincided with the Sith Naare's quest to find the Kyber Saber. Pretending to be a Jedi, Naare befriended Rowan Freemaker and his B1 battle droid minder Roger. Discovering that Rowan was Force-sensitive, she convinced him to help her find the pieces of the Kyber Saber in return for training him as a Jedi. Cementing Rowan's trust, Naare rescued his older brother Zander and sister Kordi Freemaker from an Imperial patrol. Naare then accompanied the Freemakers back to the Wheel space station where she updated Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader about her new plan to gather the pieces of the Kyber Saber using Rowan.
During the Galactic Civil War, a family of scavengers called the Freemakers made a living by collecting salvage and building it into starships called Z-wings. They owned a garage at the Wheel space station in the Abrion system. Following the Battle of Hoth, the Freemakers collected enough wreckage from a space battle between the Galactic Empire and the Rebel Alliance to build a starship. The Freemakers needed the money to pay their rent to their Aqualish landlord Furlac.
However, the youngest Rowan Freemaker accidentally destroyed the ship while fiddling with the head of an AT-ST walker. As a result, the Freemakers departed to the jungle moon of Nal Kapok to collect salvage and junk. The battle had been a battle site during the Clone Wars. While Zander and Kordi Freemaker went to search for salvage, they left Rowan aboard their starship StarScavenger in the care of the B1 battle droid Roger.
Their trip to Nal Kapok coincided with Emperor Palpatine's search for the Kyber Saber. Seeking a back-up to the second Death Star, Palpatine dispatched his Sith acolyte Naare to recover the pieces of the Kyber Saber. The Kyber Saber was the first lightsaber which had been constructed by Jedi Master Baird Kantoo before the rise of the Old Republic. Kantoo had smashed the blade into pieces after realizing the danger that it posed to the galaxy.
The Force-sensitive Rowan was drawn by the Force into an underground watery cave where he found the Kyber Saber's hilt. He and Roger were then attacked by a dianoga. Naare came to their rescue and use her blue lightsaber to incapacitate the creature. Claiming to be a Jedi, Naare befriended Rowan and told him about the history of the Kyber Saber. She warned him that the Emperor was seeking to posses the Kyber Saber for himself. Meanwhile, Kordi and Zander were taken prisoner by Imperial stormtroopers and an Imperial officer after trying to salvage an operational Imperial Troop Transport.
Rowan, Roger, and Naare soon learned about the older Freemakers' capture. To gain Rowan's trust, Naare helped him fight the stormtroopers. Rowan managed to attack the troopers and their transport with an antiquated AT-TE walker. The walker soon broke down and the stormtroopers surrounded Rowan. However, Naare came to his rescue and use her lightsaber to drive them away. Through her lightsaber skills, Naare impressed the young Rowan and managed to build a rapport with the Freemakers.
Following the skirmish on Nal Kapok, the Freemakers returned with Naare to the Wheel. At the Freemaker Garage, Naare convinced Rowan to let her train him in the ways of the Jedi so that they could bring peace to the galaxy. Knowing that Rowan had an uncanny ability to sense the Kyber crystals, Naare convinced him to help her find them before the Emperor could get to them. While Zander was smitten by her, Kordi was distrustful until Naare used a mind trick to convince the overbearing Furlac that the Freemakers had paid their rent.
Naare rented the shop across the road which she used as her base. In secret, she contacted the Emperor and Darth Vader. While the Sith were displeased that she had attacked Imperial personnel, they were mollified when Naare reassured them that she could use Rowan to find the Kyber Saber crystals.
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