Jewel rose to her knees, and tried to gain her bearings. The cheers of her Hutt master's sadistic minions reached her ears. She felt the sand and rocks on the floor of the pit beneath her. The overwhelming stench of death permeated the air and assaulted her nostrils.
As her eyes adjusted to the light around her, she could see the bones of previous victims strewn about the floor of the pit.
She heard a deep, bellowing chortle that could only come from the belly of a foul Hutt. She turned in the direction of the terrible sound, her vision blurred as tears of terror began streaming down her face.
"P-p-please, master! Show this girl... m-mercy!" She choked out the words between sobs. But, her pleas were met only by the mocking jeers of the crowd. She tried to stand, but her legs shook with fear. Her knees gave out from under her, and she dropped back to the sand, sobbing uncontrollably.
Corpo the Hutt raised a flabby arm, and she heard