Hondo Ohnaka's gang found Count Dooku on Vanqor, after he escaped from a battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker. Ohnaka offered Dooku passage to Florrum. When Dooku arrived on Florrum, he was held captive by the pirates. Ohnaka contacted the Republic and demanded the Republic to pay spice in exchange for the captured Count. Jedi Knights Kenobi and Skywalker were tasked to go to Florrum and check if Dooku was captured. Upon arrival, Falso scanned them for hidden weapons and lead them to his leader. They met Ohnaka and saw Dooku locked up in a containment field in his cell. Kenobi contacted Chancellor Palpatine to confirm the capture of Dooku. Turk later invited Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker, who hadn't left Florrum yet, for a Weequayan banquet, which actually contained several drunk Weequays and Nikto. They were drugged and locked tethered to Count Dooku in the cell. Turk later made a deal with fellow pirate, Barb Mentir, to steal the ransom spice that Hondo Ohnaka had arranged in exchange for Skywalker, Kenobi and the Count by riding out on Pirate speeders to the crashed Republic Attack Shuttle, to steal the spice and gun down Representative Jar Jar Binks, Commander Stone and 3 Coruscant guards. They escaped, however, and returned to chase Turk's band on the native Skalder beasts. This chase was in an acidic geyer field, however, and Turk returned to Hondo without the spice as the "only survivor". Turk was lying however, and later left with Barb Mentir without the spice. Meanwhile, Jar Jar and the clones had shut down the base power, and Anakin, Obi-Wan and the Count broke free of their prison. When Turk was leaving, Dooku force-choked Turk into shooting Barb Mentir and then killing the slimy villain. Dooku then left in Turk's escape ship.