|Dark Acolyte Info|
21 BBY, Tatooine
|Chronological and political information|
During the rise of the Cortosis droids, Saato was sent to Tatooine to capture Raala Ponchar, a Galactic Republic spy whom had learned more about this new menace to the galaxy. She did this with relative ease, and imprisoned the spy in the dungeons from Jabba the Hutt.
With the aid of Aurra Sing, she tried to halt the advance of Anakin Skywalker who had been sent to the planet to search for Ponchar. Sing first tried to stop him near Mos Espa, but Saato had to step in to save the bounty hunter in front of Jabba the Hutt's palace. She managed to subdue Skywalker by force choking, him. After he had passed out, she left him in the same cell as Ponchar.
Unfortunately, she had severely underestimated the powers of Skywalker. Skywalker managed to easily escape Jabba's dungeons and had managed to retrieve the information that Ponchar carried. As he escaped by stealing a skiff from the Hutt, Saato commandeered one of her own, and shot Skywalker down on his way back to his Jedi Starfighter near the Great Pit of Carkoon.
Deciding to take care of Skywalker once and for all, she engaged in a fierce battle with the Jedi. In the duel that followed, only the Chosen One walked away victoriously.