The characters are the crew of The Bawdy Lass, an aging scout vessel with a number of problems. They were to join the rebel fleet at Endore for the final battle with The Empire, but couldn’t travel through hyperspace without the Reality Stabalizer which was missing.
Stuck on Socorro their engineer went in search of the part and didn’t check in, worse the news came over the Holonet that there had been a battle at Endore and the entire rebel fleet had been destroyed.
It is a dark time for the crew and they now need to decide what they are doing with their lives . . .