- "That factory made nutritional supplements. We 'should've expected' Halin Azucca and her Opposition thugs would take it out? I guess no matter how little credit we give her, it's too much. You're sure nobody got killed?"
"The factory was empty at that hour. So far, our attackers have been careful to spare lives."
- ―Captain Deren and Lord Regent Rael Averross
The Czerka Corporation managed a factory on the moon of the Inner Rim planet Pijal that employed workers to produce nutritional supplements during the Republic Era. In 40 BBY, the facility was destroyed by blackguards acting under the orders of the Pijali Princess Fanry. The demolition of the factory was ultimately blamed on the Opposition performance troupe under the assumption that they were protesting the Pijali monarchy's Governance Treaty initiative. As a result of the factory attack, Lord Regent Rael Averross requested assistance from the Jedi High Council to help protect Fanry until her coronation took place.
- "That factory had few defenses to speak of. Perhaps we should've expected this."
- ―Captain Deren about the factory's destruction
During the Republic Era, the Czerka Corporation operated a nutritional supplement factory on the moon of the Inner Rim planet Pijal. The factory had minimal defenses set up to protect the facility from attacks.
- "What is it?"
"The moon. Halin Azuca. The Opposition. Again. And it's worse this time."
- ―Lord Regent Rael Averross and a guard, about an explosion at the factory
For some time, the factory produced nutritional supplements for the Czerka Corporation and was operated by workers in the daytime. One night in 40 BBY, the factory was destroyed in an explosion secretly orchestrated by the Pijali Princess Fanry and carried out by the blackguards working for her. The factory's demolition was recorded by one of Pijal's satellites and broadcasted to a viewscreen in the Pijali palace's Grand Hall, where it was seen by a royal guard stationed there. The guard assumed that the explosion was initiated by members of the Opposition performance troupe, as the group was known for engaging in several protests against the upcoming signing of the Pijali monarchy's Governance Treaty. He reported the incident to Lord Regent Rael Averross and Fanry, who rushed to the Grand Hall and viewed holographic recordings of the factory's destruction.
Seeing that the incident infuriated Averross, Fanry outwardly acted horrified as well, despite having helped plan the attack. The regent's ire calmed after royal guard captain Deren confirmed that no one had died in the explosion. The event prompted Averross to request assistance in protecting Fanry from the Jedi High Council on the planet Coruscant, and eventually, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi were dispatched to aid Pijal. During the Jedi pair's investigation of the Opposition, both were told by their leader, Halin Azucca, that the attacks on Czerka facilities had been carried out by another group and then framed on her performance artists. Days later, the blackguards' involvement in the factory's destruction became publicly known on Pijal after Fanry publicly decried Czerka in her coronation speech and claimed responsibility for the actions of her blackguards.
Behind the scenes
- Master & Apprentice (First appearance, simultaneous with Master & Apprentice audiobook) (Appears in hologram)
- Master & Apprentice audiobook (Appears in hologram)