In 1 BBY, during the months leading up to the Battle of Yavin, the Alliance to Restore the Republic mounted a rescue mission to recover several Rebel pilots who had escaped from the Corporate Sector Authority's infamous Stars' End prison on Mytus VII aboard the BFF-1 bulk freighter Genue.
The prisoners' escape was quickly discovered and a Delta-class DX-9 stormtrooper transport sent to board and search ships near Kashyyyk in an effort to recapture the prisoners.
The Rebel Alliance also learned of the escape and dispatched Captain Keyan Farlander with Lieutenant Cardacs, a friend of Raider, in R-22 Spearheads to lead a rescue mission. Farlander destroyed the Imperial transport just before it boarded the Genue and the Rebel Lambda-class T-4a shuttle Drago soon came and boarded the freighter in order to lead it to hyperspace, while the two R-22s repelled TIE fighter assaults from the Imperial-class Star Destroyer Intrepid. Cardacs was killed while protecting the boarding operation.
The escapees then informed the Alliance about Wookiee slaves gathered by the Empire to work for a secret project.
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