"With the information gathered on Polis Massa, Vader concluded that the stolen plans had been given to Princess Leia Organa of Alderaan. We weren't surprised. For all their talk of being a peaceful planet, Alderaan had been thumbing its nose at the Empire for years."
- ―Unidentified 501st stormtrooper
The Battle of the Tantive IV was short-lived battle that took place during the Uprising on Tatooine. It started when Princess Leia Organa hid the plans to the Imperial Superweapon, the Death Star onboard her personal ship, the Tantive IV. However, while in orbit over the planet Tatooine the Imperial Star Destroyer Devastator came out of hyperspace and began to open fire on the small rebel ship. It didn't take long before the Star Destroyer managed to take out the ship's defences and pull it into its hanger bay, via tractor beam. Once Imperial Stormtroopers began to board the shop, they quickly took out all of the rebel soldiers, arresting all survivors, including Leia. However, the stormtroopers failed to capture the Death Star plans, which were know on Tatooine inside an astromech droid named R2-D2. In response to this, the Sith Lord, Darth Vader ordered a legion of sandtroopers to go down to the planet to recover the plans, unaware of the several uprisings they would start with their presence on the planet.