SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 5
Separatist Command Post, Planet Christophsis
Ventress' eyes were locked on the Jedi. The Mandalorian standing besides him was of little consequence. He was her prize. As the armored figure opened fire, Ventress swatted the shots away with ease, her blood pumping and burning with vengeful hatred for the man before her. As her bike neared the pair, she split her sabers in two and leapt as he swung his own double saber and sliced her bike in half.
“DIE JEDI!” she roared as she assailed him from above.
He parried her blows but gave ground with each strike, causing Ventress to grin wickedly. He was no match for her, she just had to push him and—she parried a flurry of blaster bolts from the Mandalorian, hissing viciously as she swung her right hand saber out and slashed through the armor like tissue paper.
“You will not interfere!” she shouted as she turned back to the Jedi with a feral, tooth filled, grin.
Kahan winced as Aira-ty went down with her wound, clut
Griffin Rider: A PropositionCaleb ran his hand over Bracken's breastplate, examining its surface carefully as he examined it for damage. The tawny beast in question lay sprawled besides him. The griffin's blue eyes watched Caleb's motions intently, its head turning rapidly to follow even the slightest shift in its rider's body.Griffin Rider: A Proposition3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Bracken's beak lunged forward suddenly, pecking at Caleb as he adjusted the breastplate's straps.
"Here! Off ye great winged git!" Caleb snarled, throwing up his hand and grabbing the griffin by the beat. "The damned thing is loose ya fool, how're ye supposed to protect yer chest if ye've got a loose breast piece eh? Tell me that why dontcha."
The griffin chirped and warbled at him indignantly before settling into a low humming growl that emanated from its thick chest.
"Oh yer just sulking ye great oaf." Caleb replied tersely, rubbing Bracken between his ears affectionately. "It'll be alright, just ye watch."
Bracken chirped again and pulled his head away with a snort, turning back to poke
SW: Battle of Geonosis ProjectA force of Aethersprite fighters and other fighter and light craft blurred with pseudo-motion as they exited hyperspace. Behind them jumped in a single Dreadnaught heavy cruiser and a Carrack light cruiser flanked by two Republic Assault Cruisers and a single Corellian Gunhip all bedecked in the red livery of the Republic Judicial Department. The small task force paused a moment as the Aethersprites and other short ranged fighters dropped their hyperspace rings and sleds before moving further towards the rust-red planet before them.SW: Battle of Geonosis Project1 month ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
“Prepare yourselves.” Master Mace Windu said over the secure net between the jedi. “We are here to stop this conflict before it begins and rescue the hostages.”
Ahead of the Jedi task force two Geonosian warships noticed the Republic forces and turned to engage them along with a swarm of indigenous fighters. The swift craft closed with the jedi fighters rapidly and were in amongst them exchanging weapons fire within moments while the
SWtCW: Homecoming pt. 5Pandora, GAR Landing ZoneSWtCW: Homecoming pt. 510 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dee'la watched as Estelle slept quietly in her quarters on planet. They'd both been lucky that Sarka hadn't wanted to kill Estelle, just injure her. Dee'la was certain that if Sarka had intended to kill Estelle, Dee'la was certain that the Separatist Commander could have done that. Even if he wasn't so skilled with his weapon, he could have used the same method he'd used during his fight with Dee'la and disabled her saber. She frowned, reaching down and touching her weapon as it hung by her side. What had he done to her blades exactly? They'd just shorted out after contacting his sword. Something told her that she could find the answers she sought with her father...she couldn't explain why...perhaps it was merely an intuition granted to her by the Force.
Whatever it was, she couldn't deny it. She'd have to leave her men for a while once more. She was certain that her father's people had made sure that she and Estelle wouldn't be able to find their way back...o
Star Wars: The Darkness Within, the Light Without“NO!” Kahan shouted as the saber sank into Hanabi's stomach.Star Wars: The Darkness Within, the Light Without2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He split his blades and slashed his way through the militiamen between himself and Hanabi just in time to throw his blades aside and catch her as she fell, a look of utter shock on her face.
“M—Master...it hurts....” she murmured weakly.
Kahan nodded gently, barely in control of the emotions raging within him.
“Just hang on a moment, hold on Hanabi.” he brought his com online. “Sly! Get back to my ship and get Triage!”
“Sir?” the clone trooper asked in confusion.
“DO IT NOW TROOPER! Hanabi is hurt!”
Sly didn't ask again, severing the link as Kahan ran his hand over Hanabi's pained features.
“It'll be okay.”
She nodded, trying to smile.
“D—don't worry Master...I—I think I'm going to be alright.” she winced, clenching her teeth and smiled at him. “Promise me something?” she murmured as her eyelids flutte
SWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 1A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....SWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Clone Wars: Ghosts of Present Past
As Jesp leads his brothers to Tatooine to complete their original mission and return Jabba's son to the crime lord, Aira-ty and Kahan pursue Hanabi and her kidnappers as Aira-ty wrestles with the memories of her past. However her old nemesis Glatten Grauzem isn't the only ghost from her past resurfacing amidst the chaos of the war and Aira-ty isn't the only one to find them.
Hanabi meanwhile finds herself alone and surrounded by enemies. Left on her own, she must find her own sense of courage and escape her captors or face whatever terrors Grauzem has in mind for her. Escape is her only option, but how she can execute that escapes remains to be seen. She cannot wait for her would be rescuers, she must take the initiative for herself....
Aboard the Prodigal Star
Aira-ty awoke to the sounds of combat. The snap-hiss of a lightsaber and an otherworldly roar of fury greeted her ears. She looked ar
SWtCW: Homecoming pt. 6Orbit of Pandora, aboard the Republic Star Destroyer VigilSWtCW: Homecoming pt. 69 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Tag scowled at Ace. “She's doing what?”
“She's going to some kind of meeting between the local leaders.” the Captain replied. “She thinks we need their help.”
Tag's scowl deepened behind his helmet. “You've got to be kidding.”
“No sir, we'll be heading out tonight. Can you hold until we get back?”
Tag snorted. “I've landed most of the legion now and we're dug in, the Seps still outnumber us but we're not going to go anywhere unless they use their warships.”
Ace nodded. “Yes sir...do you think they'll continue to refrain from using their ships?”
“I do, we've been watching them flying large transports from the surface to the orbiting ships. It looks like they're transporting something from the planet. I think that's why they've refrained from engaging us in ship-to-ship combat. They need whatever they're extracting down there and don't want
SWtCW: Homecoming pt. 4Pandora, CIS Command CenterSWtCW: Homecoming pt. 410 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Sarka looked over the aftermath of the skirmish with a smile. He'd bloodied the Republic's forces here on Pandora, thrown them into disarray. Though they'd managed to stave off the attack and force the droids back, it had cost them.
“Your attack didn't finish them.” Ohnaka complained.
Sarka's smile turned on the pirate captain.
“My dear Captain, I don't intend to finish them. I intend to draw them out.” he patted the sword hanging at his hip. “After all, I can't have a duel if the other duelist doesn't take the field.”
Ohnaka snorted. “You're crazy Sarka, these Jedi are not all that special. Why, I myself have bested them!”
Sarka snorted. “I doubt that, but we shall see.” he looked back at the holographic display. “Now we wait to see what our dear Jedi does next.”
Pandora, Nah'Rah Village
Dee'la gazed through the Force at her father as he sat before her, wondering at the connection she f
SWtCW: Homecoming pt. 2Hyperspace, Republic star destroyer VigilSWtCW: Homecoming pt. 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Dee'la stood quietly on the bridge of the Vigil, to the men on the bridge, she was gazing out at the blue and white swirl that was hyperspace. However her eyes were unseeing and her thoughts were light-years away and focused on their destination. Pandora. She didn't remember it...not really. She'd listened to database entries on the planet after receiving her father's message but...it all seemed so alien to her. Even the notion of her father was strange to her. She still remembered parts of the language, sometimes she lapsed into what little she knew of it when she was deep in thought, but being able to speak it fluently was another matter entirely. Would she even be able to communicate with the majority of her people? Pandora was a backwards world after all...what if she couldn't even speak to anyone beyond her father? Her entire body tensed. She couldn't let this effect her anymore than it already was. She was already in enough trouble having
SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 1SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Clone Wars: Battlefield Christophsis
The Clone Wars have begun, not two months have passed since the opening battle of the war on Geonosis and the planets of the Galactic Republic are under grave threat from the Confederacy of Independent Systems and their Droid Army. The Separatists control many of the hyperspace lanes that link the Republic together, effectively isolating member planets across the Republic and leaving them all but defenseless.
One such planet is the rich world of Christophsis. This planet is not only a major economic hub for the Republic, but it is one of the few planets which has allowed refugee camps upon its surface. Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan has been a major sponsor of these camps and was touring the planet when the Confederacy struck.
With only limited defensive forces, Christophsis was no match for the might of the Droid Army which quickly swept across the planet and conquered it save for a few scattered hold outs. Desperate both to secure t
SW: Kaira, The Grand InquisitorSW: Kaira, The Grand Inquisitor1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Commandant Aira-ty Nokta watched as the Jedi captive took another solid punch in the jaw from her Storm Commandos. This wasn't her first interrogation, in the past months since the fall of the Republic and the formation of the Galactic Empire she'd conducted dozens of these interrogations on Jedi and other enemies of the Empire. This was just like any other.
With another blow to the woman's gut, Aira-ty walked forwards, her men stepping aside, one of them lifting the Jedi's head up by her fur to meet her gaze.
“This doesn't have to continue.” Aira-ty said gently, looking into the bothan's eyes. “Tell us what we want to know, and we'll end this.”
The bothan's eyes blazed defiantly as she gazed at Aira-ty hatefully, her jaw remaining shut.
“Keep it up, but don't break her jaw. We need her to talk.” Aira-ty said with a sigh as she stepped back again and let the pair of Storm Commandos resume their ministrations as she leaned against the wall and continu
SW: Death of the LightHanabi shifted nervously as the shuttle descended towards the planetary surface. Seated around her were seven other Inquisitors. Counting herself and the Grand Inquisitor himself there were nine of them in total. She'd never had so many of the Empire's Dark Jedi in one place during a mission before, granted that all of them were members of the Inquisitorius was no surprise. It was by far the largest organization of Force users in the galaxy. In many ways, it had replaced the Jedi Order and it served man of the same purposes: policing the Empire's space, eliminating threats to the Emperor and his order, training Force users in the Dark side. It was only the final part of the Inquisitorius' mission that differed: the conversion or elimination of Jedi.SW: Death of the Light1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
It was on such a mission that they were embarked now. They, along with a company of Storm Commandos led by Aira-ty were seeking out a supposed Jedi enclave that was located within a mining and processing plant. The only information that the
SWtCW: Homecoming pt. 3Surface of Pandora, GAR Command PostSWtCW: Homecoming pt. 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Captain Ace keyed the com panel and stood back as Commander Tag's image appeared.
“Any change up there boss?”
The Senior Commander shoot his head. “The Seps are holding position as promised, what is your status?”
Ace thumbed over his shoulder. “We're all set up, our AT-RT and AT-PT units have posted as sentries and we've got the base up and running.” behind his helmet, he shifted nervously. “We've got one problem though.”
Tag's eyes narrowed. “I don't like problems Captain.”
“No sir, neither do I but no one has seen the General since landing last night.”
Now the Senior Commander's eyes widened. “The General is missing?”
“Along with Commander Minito.” Ace continued, might as well get it all out at once. “None of the men have seen either of them since last night.”
Tag took a deep breath. “Do you think the Separatists captured them?”
SW: Kaira, the HelmetSW: Kaira, the Helmet1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Aira-ty walked onto the hangar deck with the extra helmet under one arm. She spotted the Prodigal Star resting in its berthing with the General and several troopers standing around the freighter. Hefting the bucket she moved forwards with a purposeful glare as the five members of Wild Card squad and the three ARC troopers who would be accompanying the mission listened to the General's briefing.
“I have every faith in each of your abilities.” the General was saying. “We'll be completely isolated once we're on the planet's sur—“
“I have a present for you General,” Aira-ty said as she raised the helmet up and clamped it down on his head.
Kahan jerked for a moment as the helmet locked in place and much to Aira-ty's surprise he lashed out, shoving her back and clutching at the helmet as if it were trying to take his head off. After a moment's struggle he ripped the helmet from his head and threw it across the hangar. The sound of its impact echoed a
SW: Breakfast in BedSW: Breakfast in Bed9 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Sly woke slowly and looked besides him in the bed at the outline of his wife as she lay next to him. They'd gone to bed angry last night. They'd had a fight about the General wanting to train his daughters how to use the Force. Sly didn't want to have anything to do with it, feeling that it would endanger all of them. He'd even argued that they should leave and let the General take his chances on his own. If he wanted to endanger his family that was his business. Hanabi though was loyal to the General to an annoying degree. Sly sometimes felt jealous that his wife was so committed to another man...even if he understood that the relationship stemmed from the master-apprentice bond she'd once shared with him. Looking at her gently sloping back now, he felt a welling of emotion within him. She was so beautiful, and he loved her. For a long time he'd thought that he would die long before she would...then the anti-aging genetic code had been cracked on Mandalore and he and his brother
SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 1SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 12 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....
The Clone Wars: Grievous Wounds
After finishing their operations on Christophsis, the 7th Sky Corps and the 13th Assault Corps embark aboard the ships of the Aegis and Open Circle Fleets to move on to their next battlefield. Before they are able to depart however General Kenobi receives an urgent message from Grand Master Yoda. A fellow Jedi Master and her clone legion have been cut off from reinforcements and are in desperate need of assistance.
As General Kenobi rushes to the aid of his fellow Jedi, he contemplates the warning he received from the beleaguered Republican forces. The enemy are commanded by a foe wielding four lightsabers yet with next to no Force presence. There is only one report of such a creature before, and the reports of that encounter are vague at best. All that is known for certain is that of the jedi who faced this foe, none were able to defeat him.
Faced with the grim possibility that he may be soon be fa
SW: Kaira, A Darker FutureAs Commandant Aira-ty Nokta walked into the Imperial Ballroom with Captain Jesp on her arm she felt a smug satisfaction as dozens of eyes turned to her with looks of desire. Just as many malicious glares were shot at Jesp for standing as her escort. She couldn't help the smugness, she hated these events, however as Commandant of the Storm Commandos she was required to attend these balls or risk the ire of the Imperial elite. She didn't need anyone else breathing down her neck, so she attended. That didn't mean she wasn't going to make these slaggers squirm though. The scandalously revealing red dress she was wearing was geared towards exactly that. They could look all they wanted, Emperor help them if they so much as thought of touching though.SW: Kaira, A Darker Future1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“I hate these things.” she muttered under her breath as she and Jesp mingled with the crowd.
“Yes Commandant,” Jesp replied diffidently as he stood besides her in his dress uniform. “But this is also a duty.”
SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 6SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 62 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Crystal City, Planet Christophsis
“Can't you just shield us again?” Aira-ty asked in annoyance.
“I could, but there is no guarantee that we wouldn't bump into one of them and thus give away our position.” Kahan turned to look at her. “I do not know about you Commander, but I am in no mood to find myself exposed in the midst of the enemy army.”
“What about Skywalker and Hanabi?” Aira-ty asked. “We haven't seen them at all.”
“They are nearby.” Kahan replied, looking back at the assembled droids below. “I have ordered them to hold position for the time being until such time as we can make a difference.”
Aira-ty scowled. This was something she had never been any good at. Sitting and waiting. They were hidden away in the upper stories of an apartment block overlooking one of the main avenues of the city. A direct path to the government center where the Republic forces were stationed...though....
What Are the Odds? (You're a Lucky Boy)What Are the Odds? (You're a Lucky Boy)8 months ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Aira-ty walked down the sanitized corridor on the Kaminioan city, looking out at the wind driven rain as it buffeted Tipoca City. She hated this planet. It rained too much, like it was always crying. Still, as a place to raise her son Boba with Jango it wasn't too bad...and they never lacked for anything, save perhaps friends for Boba...not that Jango seemed to feel that Boba needed them. He was so intent on their son's training that Aira-ty sometimes felt that Jango forgot that Boba was her child too. Looking back from the endless rain she turned her attention back to the corridor as she came around a corner. She frowned and stopped, her sensitive ears picking up what sounded like the sniffles of a child.
Was that Boba? Her eyes narrowed as she followed the sound. If one of the Cuy'val Dar had hurt her son again she was going to thrash the responsible party within a millimeter of their life! She'd promised Jango she wouldn't kill any of his hundred man team while here, but that didn't
SW: Sparring with DarknessSW: Sparring with Darkness1 year ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Hanabi knelt in the training room, meditating and trying to find her center after the day's frustrations. She didn't know how much longer she could continue to do this. She was not cruel enough for this new life. She knew that the only reason she was still alive was because Master Kahan, the Grand Inquisitor, allowed her to live and protected her from the ire of his peers, superiors, and subordinates. In her turn she tried to follow his new path but found it hard to execute the level of cruelty that such required. At least Aira-ty seemed to have adapted well to the New Order. She was almost as bad as Master Kahan had become though she was often left at a disadvantage when he interacted with her.
Hanabi sighed fretfully. She knew that Master Kahan still loved Aira-ty and that she loved him...but she knew that neither of them would ever admit it. Love was a vulnerability in the Empire. It was an avenue for an attack that needed to be defended. Hanabi herself was a vulnerability for Maste
Star Wars: Surviving the OrderNiklos sucked in his breath as the communication ended. His mouth was dry. He knew what he had to do but...he glanced at the other commanders. They'd all received the same order just now as well.Star Wars: Surviving the Order1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“None.” Dae said simply. “The General and Commander must be eliminated.”
“That is the order.” Jordi said cautiously. “But you know as well as I that the General can't have anything to do with this, he's been in combat for the past several months.”
“Except when he went to Coruscant.” Grim pointed out.
“That proves nothing.” Jordi said dubiously.
“It is your call Commander.” Arid said. “We'll follow your lead.”
“This is not a discussion,” snarled Dae. “The Jedi are traitors, I'm issuing the kill order to my men.”
“No.” Niklos said sternly, drawing a glare from Dae. “I'll issue the order over the command circuit.”
“And the ass
SWtCW: Homecoming pt. 1A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....SWtCW: Homecoming pt. 11 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The Clone Wars: Homecoming
As the Clone Wars rage across the galaxy between the Confederacy's droid army and the Republic's Grand Army, Jedi Knight and General Dee'la Korra receives a message from her home planet of Pandora asking for help. Though she has been absent from her homeworld for eighteen years she listens to the plea of her long forgotten father and decides to take her 188th Legion to Pandora to aid her people in their struggle against the Separatists invading it. Dee'la's memories of her home are few and murky, but she remembers a few key points: the four principle tribes on the planet are proud and infighting between them is not uncommon over matters of honor and pride. However if she intends to turn back the Separatist invaders she must unite her people against their foes. There is another problem as well: Pandora is not a member of the Republic and Dee'la must disobey orders in order to aid her father and home....
SWtCW: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa pt. 5SWtCW: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa pt. 52 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Nar Shaddaa, the Vertical City, Korbo's Place
“You have the child, excellent my friends!”
Kahan glared as he carried Aira-ty past Korbo and set her down on the long table they'd all sat at before.
“General I don't nee—“
“Shut up.” he snapped as he pulled her armor off and examined the knife wound. “This is deep.”
He took out his medi-kit and took out a disinfectant swab and lifted her tunic up as he inserted it into the wound. Aira-ty hissed as her body jerked.
“Hold her down.” Kahan said.
Gallant came over and held Aira-ty down as Kahan finished swabbing the wound clean and then—rather rudely—slapped a bacta patch over it roughly, again causing Aira-ty to twitch in pain. The rest of the men all stood around sullenly, though in Sly and Cube's case, both had to sit.
Kahan stood up and glared at Aira-ty who returned the glare point for point.
“Now you can talk.”
Aira-ty seethed at him but jumped in
SW: Kaira, Divergence PointKahan stopped in mid-stride as he, Hanabi, and Skabeor ran through the compound. He could feel the approach of their adversary. They weren't going to be able to get away from him in time. Ahead of him, Hanabi skidded to a halt and turned to look at him.SW: Kaira, Divergence Point1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
He smiled at her with a heavy sigh. “Keep going.”
“Wait what about you?” she asked, her face suddenly writ with worry.
“I'll be right behind you, I promise.” he turned back the way they'd come. “Now go.”
“You heard the man sweetness,” Skabeor said as he grabbed Hanabi's hand and pulled. “We gotta go.”
Hanabi pulled out of his grasp and glared warningly at him before turning back to Kahan.
“Master?” Kahan looked over his shoulder at her. “Don't die.”
He smiled and nodded. “Get going, I'll be there soon.”
As the pair of them continued onwards, Kahan shrugged out of his robes and drew his saber staff, holding it