The Uprising on Tatooine was an massive battle between the Rebel Alliance, the natives of Tatooine, the Galactic Empire. It started when the rebel ship, the Tantive IV was sent to Tatooine on a mission to recruit the Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi into the Rebellion, when the ship came under attack by Imperial forces led by the Sith Lord Darth Vader. After the ship came under Imperial control, the rebel crew was captured, and their leader, Princess Leia Organa was taken hostage, as she had the plans for the Imperial Superweapon, the Death Star. Little did the Empire know, however, that the Princess had sent the plans to Tatooine with a message to Obi-Wan in the form of the rebel astromech droid, R2-D2. The Empire quickly sent large forces of Imperial troops to the planet after finding this out, which sparked several rebellions on the planet. With this, the Imperial forces were forced into fighting a small group of rebel soldiers, a camp of Tusken Raiders, a clan of Jawas, a resistance force in Mos Eisley, and several other enemies of the Empire. Eventually, the Empire crushed all the rebellions on the planet, but failed to return the Death Star plans to Imperial hands, as they were transported off the planet by a pair of smugglers named Han Solo and Chewbacca, who were hired to take the droids to the rebel planet Aldeeran by Obi-Wan and his young apprentice, Luke Skywalker onboard the Millennium Falcon.