Maarek Stele inspects Shuttle Omlaut.

Omlaut was a Lambda-class shuttle that belonged to the Galactic Empire and which carried a high-ranking Rebel commander, who was to meet with Admiral Harkov aboard the latter's Victory-class Star Destroyer Protector. They were to discuss how Harkov would serve the cause of the Rebellion in order for him to be further rewarded. However, before the shuttle arrived on Harkov's flagship, Imperial loyalist Maarek Stele inspected the shuttle and discovered its passenger. This set one of the initial stages of descent that would eventually lead to a battle between the Empire and treasonous forces led by Admiral Harkov.