- "I hope you're not hungry. They haven't given us any food or water since they locked us up."
- ―A jaded pilot, held prisoner on the Street of Glory
In 32 BBY, the Galactic Senate, the governing body of the Galactic Republic, passed legislation calling for the taxation of trade routes to outlying star systems. A trade dispute soon developed between the megacorperation, the Trade Federation and the Republic, resulting in the blockade of Naboo, and the Invasion of Naboo shortly thereafter. While Theed, the capital city of Naboo was occupied, several students from Naboo's Royal House of Learning joined the Naboo Underground, but were eventually captured by the Trade Federation occupying forces.
The students were held in Prison Compound 32, a Trade Federation prison camp that was built from portable energy walls within the city of Theed. The group was imprisoned with Ruto Graven, who was Assistant Minister of Internal Affairs for Queen Amidala; Private Boraso, an RSF Security Guard; and the artist Ela Sivel. Boraso, who had been wounded in battle, had managed to hide a set of security tools in his belt when he was captured, but did not have the personal expertise to use the tools.
While talking with the other prisoners, one of the students, a Jedi Padawan, felt a distubance in the Force. The Padawan traced the feeling to a figure in black robes walking past the prison with a pair of high ranking Neimoidians. The robed figure briefly scrutinized the Padawan, before continuing.
Eventually, the students attempted to escape. Most of the students attempted to distract the pair of OOM security battle droids guarding the energy gate while another student set about disabling the gate's console. The students managed to disable the gate and grab their weapons and gear, stored in a crate just outside the prison entrance.
After defeating the immediate guards, the students held off a squad of four B1-Series battle droids while their cellmates escaped.
Behind the scenes
This article is based on Adventure 3A: Escape, a pre-packaged adventure included in the Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game, designed for streamlined play. The game set includes eight playable playable characters, although the adventures are designed for four. Adventure 3A is designed to be used if the players are defeated during another mission. The details of the adventure recommend replacing Ruto Graven and Ela Sivel with Lialla Tane's mother and father if the players have not successfully completed Adventure 3: Rescue has not been successfully completed.
- Star Wars: Invasion of Theed Adventure Game (First mentioned)