UPON THE ASTEROID N'TALA
Through her rebreather mask, the startled and curious Perdante tried to answer the Mal officer's questions as best she could. He and his kind did not seem hostile; on the contrary, Commander Tu'un had even offered to get both of them medical attention (which she sorely needed). Thus, she told him proudly:
"My name is Perdante Dareva, and I'm a Jedi Knight. Our commanding officer was one Captain Fara Starr, and we were crew aboard the starship Millennial." She took a long, labored breath through the mask before continuing on. "Our vessel was attacked by forces hostile to the Republic and the Jedi Order, and as a result, it happened to explode just as my comrade and I launched away in one of the escape pods." She shook her head. "Most personnel are likely dead."