- "How many people have been invited to this party?"
When Modified corvette Hashim group, and the Chief scientist on the shuttle G'nabgib dropped out of Hyperspace to find themselves in a trap sprung by the Rneekii pirates, they were disabled by Ion cannon mines the Rneekii had laid in an attempt to capture them. Although, successful in taking the scientist the rest of the strike force was driven off by Tan Maarek Stele.
The Rneekii would return again with the Sumpntodo which had a squadron of Z-95 Headhunters. By then another pirate group known as the Nami had already stolen one of the corvettes that carried a TIE Defender prototype, and Stele engaged the Z-95s destroying most, if not all of the fighters, then boarded Cargo ferry Mssan 3 to rendezvous with Admiral Thrawn.