This rough draft also marked the first appearance of Darth Vader, who is informed that one of the royal family has to be captured for The Galactic Empire to gain control of Aquilae, and Leia’s father got killed in an ambush. After a confrontation in the catina, Kane Starkiller sacrificed himself so the other characters could escape in a freighter.
They soon learn the pilot of the frieghter is a Sith hellbent on capturing them. Tet they managed to escape when they overpower the guards, stealing an Imperial craft while being pursued by troops. Making it to Yavin, Chewbacca and The Wookies are introduced. Annikin and R2D2 set off in a pod looking for the others, who end up at the home of Owen and Beru Lars.
Han discovers Princess Zara is now being held captive by The Empire, and Annikin goes to rescue her by disguising as a storm trooper. While this happens, General Luke Skywalker commands fighters to destroy the Imperial base, and the draft concludes with a ceremony. Many names of the characters and settings were later changed in a refinement of this draft.