Quinlan Vos awakens, with no memory of who or where he is. Worse yet, he has woken up in the middle of a blazing fire! As a group of bounty hunters converge on him, with weapons drawn, he is saved by a strange Devaronian named Vilmarh Grahrk. The Devaronian explains to Quin that there is a bet going on when the Jedi will die, and many bounty hunters are trying to fix the result. Villie steals a speeder from a “friend,” and the two head for Villie’s hideout, the bounty hunters still coming in full force. Upon returning to his hideout, Villie reveals that he had actually made a bet on the Jedi’s head, and intends to kill him. After Quin disarms his would-be killer, a pair of fake Jedi bust in. Quin shoots one, and quickly dispatches the other with his companion’s lightsaber. After explaining that he has placed a new bet on the Jedi’s survival, Villie and Quin head for the starport.