Hoedaack tells Darth Vader that it is crucial to capture one of the royal family in order to control the planet, since its people have been ruled by them for 10,000 years.
Without a puppet ruler, he explains, the Empire would get no cooperation stealing the biotic secrets of Aquilae.
Spies on Alderaan, the gas giant capital of the Empire, leave to bring news of this to Aquilae's leadership.
The Star Wars: Rough Draft was written as a full rough draft by George Lucas in May 1974.
The script was begun in the winter of 1973 as an expansion of the original The Star Wars: Story Synopsis.
At Gordon, the heroes are embroiled in a fracas in a cantina.
Outside the cantina, they encounter Han Solo, and in the slums, Kane.
They regroup at a hidden entrance to the royal fortress and the Queen decides to send for help from the Ophuchi system.