As the Gran governor delays the Jedi, they discuss they matters at hand. Finally, the talks begin and the respective diplomats are brought in. Tempers get hot quick at the negotiations, and Master Windu is forced to end talks for the day early. Meanwhile the final race of the Vinta Harvest Classic is beginning. As they leave, the Lannik advisor Hutar Zash offers the Jedi councilors a ride. To their surprise, their Lannik hosts attempt an assassination on the Jedi’s lives on the way. The Jedi narrowly escape, but fall straight into the path of the oncoming podracers.