Star Wars: The Clone Wars: HiredTwo months after The Wrong JediStar Wars: The Clone Wars: Hired2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Ahsoka placed the platter of stinking food on the table in front of a family of Gamorreans. Why anyone would actually order food smelling like that was beyond her but they seemed to like it. I should just be glad I have this job. It hadn't taken Ahsoka long to realize Jedi didn't have many marketable skills in he civilian world, and at her age, finding a job had been even harder.
Ahsoka headed back toward the kitchen. Hopefully, the next customers would want something vaguely edible.
A man, his head covered by some sort of cloth, stood in her way. Ahsoka tried to duck past him but he blocked her. He gave her a lopsided smile that he probably thought was dashing. At least he's not as ugly as the one last week. That one had been so annoying Ahsoka had been tempted to use her lightsaber.
"So, when do you get off work?" Something about the way the man stood told Ahsoka he was dangerous, though he wasn't currently being aggressive.
Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 1"So, do you have any idea where these pirates are?" Rex asked.Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 14 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Somewhere up ahead," Ahsoka replied. "If I knew it was going to be this far, I would have tried to get a transport instead of tramping all over Felicia with a bunch of rookies." She glanced back at the clones. All of them were inexperienced rookies, sent on the mission since their leaders seemed to think they would gain experience chasing off a group of pirates who were terrorizing the local spice farmers.
"Getting kind of dark," Fives complained. Not counting Rex, he was the only non-rookie.
Ahsoka sensed a disturbance in the Force. There was something big ahead of them but the thick foliage and the darkness hid it from view. She held up her hand, halting the clones. "Rex and I will go forward, the rest of you stay back here with Fives."
Ahsoka and Rex moved forward into the thick vegetation. They had not gone far when something huge charged through the foliage. Ahsoka ignited her lightsabers and swiped at
Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 3Rex looked at Ahsoka's limp body, guilt pulsing through his body. There was no other way. He picked Ahsoka up and shoved her under one of the huge fungi, then drew his blasters. Rex stalked toward the front of the barn where the two pirate guards were stationed. He shot both of them before scanning his surroundings for more. So easy a pair of rookies could do it. Ahsoka had been right. He holstered the blasters and hurried back to where he left Ahsoka. He picked her up and opened the barn doors. The ship, though small, had a streamlined triangular look to it, giving Rex the impression that it was fast.Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 34 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
He carried Ahsoka into the ship and deposited her on the floor in a small room. Rex turned to leave her but couldn't leave her unconscious on the cold floor. He looked through the other rooms until he found one with beds. Rex grabbed a blanket and mattress and dragged them back to where he left Ahsoka. He put her on the mattress then covered her with the blanket. At least s
Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 4Ahsoka groaned before she was fully awake. She opened her eyes. Where am I? She examined her surroundings and realized she was imprisoned in a small room. By the vibrations she felt, she guessed she was on a ship. Ahsoka had been in situations like this before. She sat up and the blanket someone had placed over her slid off her back and onto the mattress she was on. That's different. No one who captured her ever worried about her comfort. Who captured her anyway? She remembered Rex aiming the blaster at her. Rex wouldn't do that. She tried to clear her head but the memory stayed the same. He did shoot me. Why?Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 44 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
She wracked her brain in a desperate attempt to figure out what happened. Maybe Rex was forced to do it. The pirates might have forced him to do it. Rex wouldn't stun me just because he was in danger. Ahsoka's eyes widened. Maybe the pirates caught the rookies and were going to kill them if he didn't capture me. That was the best
Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 5Ahsoka followed Rex out of the ship and onto Saleucami. A few Eopies stood watched them from where they stood on a patch of lush grass. Nearby, Ahsoka saw a farmhouse and a barn. Out of the house came a Twi'lek female and a human male. Three children stayed in the house and watched them from the doorway.Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 54 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Ahsoka squinted but her eyes weren't lying to her. He's a clone.
"Rex?" the clone asked.
Rex nodded. "Ahsoka, this is Cut Lawquane, Cut, this is Ahsoka."
"Pleased to meet you," Ahsoka said. She noticed Cut's face was more haggard than most of the clones she met and his hair was longer. Out of the corner of her eye, she glanced at Rex. He knew this guy was here and didn't report it?
"So, what brings you here?" Cut asked. "In a pirate ship, I might add."
Rex glanced at the three children, who had come out of the house. The two oldest were watching Ahsoka with interest while the youngest hid behind his mother.
"I'll explain everything later but we're in some trouble," Rex s
Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 2"It's me," Fives said as he stepped into sight with his hands up.Star Wars: Divided Loyalties 24 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"What happened?" Ahsoka asked.
"They panicked and scattered," Fives said. "I can't blame them. Scattering was probably a smart thing to do. There wasn't any way they could be prepared for that."
"Did many of the others survive?" Rex asked.
"I think about half of them did. I'll try to get in contact with them through their comlinks."
"You round them up. Rex and I will be going after the pirates," Ahsoka said.
Even with his helmet on, Ahsoka sensed Fives's surprise. "You're going after them?"
"Just scouting. After I find out what we're up against, I'll contact Aayla Secura and see if we can get reinforcements from the other side of the planet," Ahsoka reassured Fives.
Rex and Ahsoka took off at a jog.
Even in the darkness, the Rancors' trail was easy to follow but Ahsoka was careful not to follow without looking for traps.
She held up her hand, halting Rex. Ahead of them, she saw the light of a fire. "You circle around to
Star Wars: The Boy5 years BBYStar Wars: The Boy1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Stop there!" Rex and the Stormtroopers ran to block the thief's escape route.
The boy skidded to a stop, throwing up dust. He stared at Rex for a few seconds before darting back into the warehouse like a pack of anoobas were snapping at his back.
Rex charged after him. The Stormtroopers ran behind Rex, their reactions a bit slower.
An explosion rocked the warehouse.
Rex lifted his hand to shield himself from the small bits of debris that reached him. No wonder the little thief had run so fast. He's dead now. Rex waved for the Stormtroopers to stay back. "I'll check for more explosives." No need to risk green troopers. Those guys wouldn't recognize a booby trap if they stepped on it. "Don't come in after me until I give the all-clear."
Rex picked his way around the rubble and into the warehouse. Sunlight shining through the holes in the roof illuminated the dust hanging in the air.
The kid's still alive? Rex drew his blasters. The
Star Wars: No Loyalties Part 116 BBYStar Wars: No Loyalties Part 13 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
For what must have been the twentieth time that day, Lux tensed his muscles, as if it would remove the binders on his wrists. They didn't give. He glared at his captors. Not much to look at. The soldiers were all identical, down to the last detail. If it weren't for a few who were talking to each other and chuckling about jokes, it would have been easy to forget they were humans and see them as nothing but white droids.
One of the stormtroopers looked at Lux but with his ugly white helmet, it was impossible to tell what he was thinking. Just shoot me and get it over with, Lux mentally pleaded. Ryloth's hot wind blew in Lux's face, adding to his discomfort. The only comfort he had was that he'd gotten the information he'd been carrying got off Ryloth before he'd been captured.
The clone turned to watch a young Twi'lek girl who was dancing through the base. No adults were in sight. Get out of here, kid. They'll hurt you, Lux mentally pleaded. The dark green g
Star Wars: No Loyalties Part 2Rex, or Lux thought it was Rex, slammed into Lux's back. Lux felt his face hit the rocky ground and knew he'd have a few more cuts and bruises to add to his list of injuries.Star Wars: No Loyalties Part 23 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The clone dragged Lux up the ramp and into the ship with the other two clones. Through the crack of the closing ramp, he saw Numa waving. The way Lux saw it, she was waving goodbye to his last chance of escape. As the last rays of light were stifled by the ramp closing, Lux felt the ship take off.
Without warning, the ship accelerated, throwing Lux and the three clones against the wall.
The ship's flight became more normal, allowing Lux and the three clones to regain their feet. Lux managed to get a look at the interior of the ship. It appeared to be designed for a few dozen people who didn't care about comfort.
The lead clone took his helmet off. "Dogma, give me a little warning next time you pull one of those maneuvers."
Rex. Lux's mind flashed back. Rex had come to Onderon with Ahsoka and the other
Tips for Online DebateOver the years, I have read and participated in many online debates, some with very good debaters and others with very poor debaters.Tips for Online Debate3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Apart from knowledge, what makes a good debate and how should you try to debate so people reading the debate respect you?
Here are a few things I’ve learned from debating online. (Note: These rules are more related to public debate, not private email debate, which can sometimes go by a less strict code since it’s more private.)
1. Be respectful, even if you’d rather scream insults at your opponent. If you are respectful and your opponent is not, who do you think will appear more rational to readers?
2. Don’t let your emotions get involved. CAPITALS, especially a sentence that’s in capitals, is generally the equivalent to raising your voice. Exclamation marks are another thing to avoid since they don’t look professional. It makes you look sloppy and mad.
The Clone Wars: GoodbyeOnderon: Five years after Order 66The Clone Wars: Goodbye2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Saw's Ruping came in for a fast landing on the cliff ledge. "We've got plastic boys coming!" Saw slid off his mount. "We need to evacuate, now. They're coming down the west canyon."
Lux grabbed a rifle. "We'll never get all the supplies out of here before they get here."
"Get the animals loaded." Saw ordered. The rebels scrambled in every direction, throwing random supplies on their mounts. Unlike General Tandin, Saw did not have the personality to keep his followers calm and orderly. Keeping order was about all Tandin was good at. When he'd been leading the rebels, his straightforward tactics almost got them wiped out.
Ahsoka ran to Saw. "Give me a rocket launcher and some explosives. I'll hold them off." If the rebels lost their supplies, it would be the end of them. Their food, Bacta, and weapon supplies were already in bad shape.
"You can't." Lux stopped loading his Ruping and scrambled to Ahsoka. "You're too valuable to do it. We need you. I need
The Clone Wars: The Jedi Who Left: Part 3 “What are you doing with these mercenaries?” Mace demanded. “I knew you had trouble following orders but I never thought you’d fall this far.”The Clone Wars: The Jedi Who Left: Part 32 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Ahsoka winced inwardly but she tried not to show any emotion. “Master Windu, please, find somewhere else to put your base.” Ahsoka motioned to the older farmer, who glared at Mace. “These people have been living on this land for generations.”
“This is the perfect tactical location for a base.” Mace showed no emotion, just like a good Jedi. “You will be compensated for your land.”
“Our land, yes,” the old farmer spat. “But you’re paying us nothing for this year’s crop, or our attachment to the land. It’s just dirt to you but it’s our livelihood!”
One of the younger farmers watching the confrontation stepp
TCW: To the FallenOnderon: Shortly after the Battle of YavinTCW: To the Fallen2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
The Rebels raised their hands in another toast. “To Luke Skywalker!” one shouted.
The rest echoed his shout. “To Luke Skywalker!”
Saw smiled at one of the children who ran past. With the Empire still reeling from the loss of the Death Star, he figured the Rebels were safe to gather together for a party with their families.
Where had Lux gone? Someone needed to give a speech and Lux knew how to do that. Better find him or I’ll have to stand up and say something. Leading a battle was one thing. A rousing speech? That was out of Saw’s league.
Nearby Mav, the clone Rebel, tipped his head back and emptied his glass. Saw tapped him on the shoulder. The clone glared at him. “What do you want?”
I want you to be in a good m
TCW: Death of a Jedi: Part 1Onderon: Five years after Order 66TCW: Death of a Jedi: Part 12 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Under his white stormtrooper helmet, Rex's gaze darted from one soldier to another. They ran down the canyon path. Only a few attempted to use the canyon wall for cover. Most ran along the trail, some so close to the edge they sent pebbles plunging into the canyon depths. Just because the rebel base was supposed to be five klicks ahead didn't mean there wouldn't be some sort of ambush
These drafted men made the most inexperienced shiny look like a seasoned veteran. Ever since they'd been forced into the war, Rex had made it his full-time duty to keep the boys safe.
Rex paced himself, running more toward the back of the row. Even with the twisting canyon, they were badly exposed on the trail. It was only wide enough for two men to run side by side and the lack of cover worried Rex. The rebels wouldn't miss an opportunity like this.
One of the higher ranking stormtrooper waved to Rex and the other stragglers. "Get a move on. The captain says those rebel
TCW: Death of a Jedi: Part 2Rex holstered his pistol and pulled his helmet off. "Ahsoka, it's me, Rex."TCW: Death of a Jedi: Part 22 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
"Rex?" Ahsoka's voice was nothing more than a whisper.
Rex hurried to her side and knelt by her. He grabbed her free hand in his and held it. She squeezed his hand. Her grip was already weak. Rex glanced at her wounds and winced. They were far beyond his skill, or even Kix's, if the medic hadn't deserted years ago. Besides, what good would trying to save her life do when it would lead to her capture and torture? "I'm here." It was all Rex could say.
Ahsoka coughed. "You shouldn't be here, with them." Her gaze landed on Vishi, who crept closer, probably curious about why Rex was holding a rebel's hand instead of finishing her off.
"They're just kids. They need someone to keep them safe," Rex told her, guilt pulsing through him. All his true brothers, Jesse, Kix, and a few others, had deserted years ago while he'd stayed in the Empire, like the terrified boys he'd charged himself with protecting.
Ahsoka held out
Star Wars: On The Run, Part 3 In the dark days of the Nemon,Star Wars: On The Run, Part 32 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
the Morrigu take flight.
One Mother, One Daughter,
One sister of the Night
Spirit of Death
Phantom Queen of Plight
Will find Chu Culain's love
Gods will weep above
With Badb and Macha
and Children of the Light
Phantom Queen Anann will find her state
The Morrigu will open the gate
She will be mother to new Nemon
Her Phantom Crown, she will forsake
Once angel of Death, a new crown, she will Take
~Prophecy from the book of the Morrigu
Phantom Queen of the Nemon
Obi-wan jumped out of Hyperspace above a red planet. In his search for the fugitive Jedi Ahsoka Tano and Barriss Offee, and former Sith Assajj Ventress, he has been to several worlds. He approaches orbit of the planet known only as "Beaudicca-3". He looks over his scanners "R4" he calls out to his droid "Let's see what kind oflife signs this place holds"
They came across a large mining ship. It was the Red Nostromo. Obi-wan flew in for a closer look. R4 beeped a few times, pourin