War creates opportunity for the criminal
underworld! Ruthless mercenaries
conspire with the Separatists to disrupt
and exploit the unstable situation within
Now, Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka
Tano descend into the treacherous
gangster havens in an effort to find a
corrupt and vile arms dealer who is
buying weapons on the black market and
selling them to the Republic’s enemies….
Anakin and Ahsoka are in the slums of Coruscant searching for Car Affa, an arms dealer selling Republic weapons to the Separatists. They arrive at a bar where Affa is hiding, and Anakin instructs Ahsoka to wait outside while he apprehends the fugitive. When the patrons storm out of the bar, Ahsoka is jostled by the crowd and her lightsaber gets stolen. She chases the thief, but loses him in the crowd. Unwilling to inform Anakin about her loss, she heads to the Archives in the Jedi Temple, where she meets Tera Sinube, a Jedi Master with specialized knowledge about Coruscant’s criminal underworld. Sinube finds Ahsoka’s thief in the database, a Patrolian named Bannamu. Before Ahsoka rushes off, Sinube insists that he comes along, advising her that slowing down will help her find what she’s looking for.
Back in the slum district, they are directed to Bannamu’s hideout—the Spider Arms Hostel. Ahsoka eventually locates Bannamu, and learns that he has sold her lightsaber to an assassin called Nack Movers. The two Jedi hurry to find him, while Sinube advises Ahsoka again to be patient in their search. At the apartment owned by Movers’ girlfriend, they find that the lock has been cut open and Movers has been killed. The two Jedi soon see a frightened female called Ione Marcy hiding in the apartment, who asks if the men who killed Movers have gone. Ahsoka goes to search the bedroom, where she gets attacked by Cassie Cryar, wielding Ahsoka’s lightsaber. Upon learning that Ahsoka is a Jedi, Cassie jumps through the window and runs away along the city’s rooftops. Ahsoka chases after her and contacts Sinube, informing him about the development.
Sinube realizes an inconsistency due to the fact that Ahsoka’s attacker was a female while Ione Marcy claims that men had broken into the apartment. Coupled with sensing something more than just shock in her, Sinube deduces that Ione Marcy was involved in the crime. He subtly attaches a tracking device to her and summons GU-series Guardian police droids, but Ione escapes in an airspeeder.
Meanwhile, Ahsoka is closing on Cassie on the top of a high building, when Cassie jumps and lands in Ione’s passing speeder. Sinube picks up Ahsoka in another speeder, and they follow the tracking device to a train station. Police droids apprehend Ione, but Cassie manages to dash off onto the top of a departing train. Ahsoka runs after her and they ultimately enter a wagon, where Cassie takes a Twi’lek mother and child as hostages, still with Ahsoka’s lightsaber in her hand. When the train arrives at the next station, Cassie attempts to run away again, but Sinube, having gotten to the station first, intercepts her and disarms her. Cassie is arrested. Later, Sinube suggests that Ahsoka should share the lesson she has learned as they head to the Jedi Temple. Master Yoda greets them and invites Ahsoka to share with the younglings the value of patience and the responsibilities of never losing their lightsabers.