'Tales of Villainy: The Gaze Electric" is a comic story that was published as the secondary story of Star Wars Adventures (2020) 6. It was written by Daniel José Older, illustrated by Nick Brokenshire, and published by IDW Publishing on July 7, 2021.
Change of course
The Chadra-Fan Doctor Kisma Uttersond is monitoring his patient hyperspace savant Mari San Tekka aboard the Nihil starship Gaze Electric. San Tekka has been imprisoned for years by the Nihil. Uttersond is roused from his sleep by San Tekka, who warns that another emersion of debris from the Great Hyperspace Disaster is set to reach the Trymant system, threatening several celestial bodies including Korbatal, Ost Molkar, Taz Molkar, Trymant III, and Trymant IV. With the impact imminent, Dr. Uttersond rushes to warn Marchion Ro, the Eye of the Nihil.
Later, Uttersond briefs Marchion Ro about San Tekka's vision. One of Ro's lieutenants Zagyar is skeptical of San Tekka's vision. When Ro asks about Trymant IV, Uttersond confirms that San Tekka mentioned it but also warns that she is dying. Ro is unconcerned about the devastation that the debris from the Great Disaster will bring, believing that it will keep the galaxy distracted. Ro asks Zagyar if Trymant IV is on their list. Zagyar responds that they were due to stop there after the Dalna and Jedha run.
Ro decides that they must reach Trymant IV before it is wiped out since it may hold the answer to everything that lies ahead. He orders Zagyar to alert the bridge and order them to change course. Zagyar attempts to contact the bridge but learns that communications are down since the wiring has fried. He orders three crew members including the Gigoran Baheeoo, the Gamorrean Garank, and the Talpini Ordo to race to the bridge. The trio grumble but Zagyar is unconcerned and warns that there is limited space on the Squall Spider. He warns that the losers will get thrown out the airlock.
Race to the bridge
The three Nihil race through the Gaze Electric, traveling through the engine section. On the way, Garank distracts Baheeoo long enough for him to throw Ordo at the Gigoran. Garank then races ahead to the bridge. When Baheoo asks what they are going to do, Ordo points suggests heading towards the Bogaranth pen so that they can catch a ride on one of the beasts.
The two commandeer a bogoranth and race to the bridge. Following a ride, Baheoo and Ordo reach the bridge and relay the Eye of the Nihil's orders to change their course and head towards Trymant IV. The captain orders his bridge crew to enter the coordinates for Trymant IV. He asks Baheoo and Ordo why they didn't just tell them over the comms. When Baheoo explains that the comms are down, another crew member replies that Grik has just finished repairing them. He plays a transmission from Marchion Ro.
The Eye gives a rallying speech and tells the crew of the Gaze Electric that they are embarking on a secret journey that will grant them incredible powers that would allow them to shatter the Galactic Republic and their Jedi "dogs." He orders them to head towards Trymant IV as the crew cheer.
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- "Tales of Villainy: The Gaze Electric" takes place concurrently to Star Wars: The High Republic, which places about two-hundred years before the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 32 BBY. Therefore, "Tales of Villainy: The Gaze Electric" takes place around 232 BBY.