The starship Rafe's Gambit was active in 19 BBY at which time it was on the planet New Plympto. While on New Plympto, the ship landed in the spaceport in an area known as Cadgel Meadows, but while there, forces of the Galactic Empire grounded all ships in the port including Rafe's Gambit. During the wait for clearance for departure, the crew of the ship discovered that Imperial stormtroopers had begun searching each ship in the port, a fact they then contacted the crew of the Maka-Eekai L4000 transport Uhumele by comm to inform them of.
The crew of the Uhumele, also grounded in the port and not wanting to be searched, then had one of their number steal an Imperial V-wing and begin firing on other ships in port, sending out a message that the Imperials had orders to destroy all vessels grounded there. This resulted in all grounded ships in the port, including Rafe's Gambit, taking off and fleeing the faked Imperial attack.
Behind the scenesEdit
Rafe's Gambit was first mentioned in the second issue of the Star Wars: Dark Times comic book series as part of the The Path to Nowhere arc. The issue was written by Randy Stradley under the name Mick Harrison and was released in 2004.
- Dark Times 2: The Path to Nowhere, Part 2 (First mentioned)