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
SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 2SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 21 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Aboard Republic Assault Ship Jelial, Crystal City, Planet Christophsis
Kahan picked his head up and looked around the bridge of the assault ship with a frown.
“Is everyone alright?”
“We're fine General.”
Kahan looked to the clone officer. “Are there any casualties?”
“Still checking sir.”
“Find those in need of medical attention and assess the damage to the ship as best as you are able. Begin deploying our forces, we have a battle to fight.”
Kahan's comlink chimed. “This is Master Kahan.”
“Master Kahan, are you unharmed?” came Master Kenobi's voice.
“So it would seem, I am awaiting further assessment from the crew on the ship's status.”
“I may be able to save you the trouble. Your forward strut is crushed, the prow of the assault ship is imbedded into the ferrocrete.”
Kahan nodded his understanding. “Thank you Master Kenobi, then at least our egress ra
SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 1A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 15 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
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
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 Order2 months 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: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 1SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 11 year 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
SWtCW: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa pt. 5SWtCW: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa pt. 57 months 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
SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 6SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 69 months 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....
SWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 4Aboard the Prodigal Star, hangar bay of Marauder-corvette ReaperSWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 41 month ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Aira-ty shifted nervously inside of her armor, her gloved fingers running over her pistol tensely. She took a deep breath and looked over at the General besides her in his robes and armor. How many times had she stood like this with Jango she wondered...strange now that she was doing the same with a Jedi. She reached down with her offhand and touched Hanabi's saber. It was a reminder of her failure to prevent this thirteen years ago when she could have ended it all. She'd been sixteen, young, angry...and afraid. Why hadn't she killed Grauzem then? Why had she entombed him in that prison to rot? It would have been a greater kindness to him and to everyone who'd ever known him to simply kill him then. She sighed heavily. Instead she'd tried to lock him away, lock her dark terror away from the galaxy in the hopes that he'd never again see the light. Her hand tightened around Hanabi's saber. This time, she'd put him somewhere
SWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 1A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....SWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 12 months 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
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 Without5 months 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
Star Wars: New BeginningsKahan entered the quarters he'd been given in the Jedi Temple and frowned at what he found laying on the bed. A change of clothes, traditional jedi clothes, along with his saber and the rest of his gear. What was all that doing here? He'd left it aboard the ship. He looked at the small holoplayer resting atop the clothes and picked it up, hitting the play button and watching as the Dark Woman appeared in miniature before him.Star Wars: New Beginnings5 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Hello Kahan, I imagine by now you've been made a knight, congratulations.”
Kahan's heart was in his throat. Why had she left him a holocording of herself?
“I imagine you're already starting to realize why I left your things here and why this recording is playing.” she smiled at him sadly. “You will not see me again, at least not unless I want you to.”
Kahan blinked back the tears, wiping his eyes as he tried to focus on his Master's image.
“I don't expect you to thank me for this, but I've taught you all I can Kahan, give
Star Wars: Requesting a PadawanKahan yawned as he left his chambers and walked through the temple. He wasn't drawing quite as many stares these days. He rarely wore the black jumpsuit anymore, preferring instead the traditional jedi tunic and robe though he didn't wear the robe unless he was going outside the temple, it was far too stuffy and he really didn't understand how it was supposed to be convenient to move in at all. He went to the cafeteria and got his breakfast. He took his usual seat separate from the rest of the jedi and padawan around him. Those that knew him well enough would join him if they cared to, but he didn't seek their company.Star Wars: Requesting a Padawan5 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Kahan!” he looked up at the shout and frowned, he hadn't even begun eating yet.
Guo-Jia came rushing towards him, slamming her hands onto the table.
“Haven't you heard?”
He looked at her. “What?”
“Aurra Sing! She killed three jedi! Two of them masters! Right here on Coruscant! Only the padawan was left alive!”
Star Wars: Kahan's Training, Padawan's TearsThe Dark Woman scowled as she searched through the ruins. She didn't have time for this. In fact he didn't have time for this either! They were supposed to be training, but instead she was searching for him in the ruins that were their home when they weren't traversing the stars. Perhaps the most obnoxious thing about her apprentice was how readily he could shield himself within the Force when he wanted to be left alone. In fact she hadn't even needed to teach him how to hide himself, he just seemed to do it naturally! Of course that also meant that it could be extremely hard to find him when he didn't want to be found. She was not a mother. Much as she was fulfilling that very role for this particular boy, she had all the maternal instincts of a rancor.Star Wars: Kahan's Training, Padawan's Tears5 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
“Kahan!” she shouted harshly. “We do not have time for this!” still nothing. “Kahan, I will leave you here!” she barked.
There. His presence lit up like a beacon in the Force...and he was right behin
SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 3SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 31 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Crystal City, Planet Christophsis
Aira-ty crouched low in the debris as she looked down at their targets. There were three of the heavy weapon platforms, all of them placed in a square that was guarded by mounted weapons and droids. She and Skywalker's apprentice were on a high rise with several of her clones, ready to drop down on the enemy below once the fighting started.
She tapped her comlink. “Skywalker, are you ready?”
“Yes.” came the Jedi's voice.
“Good, then let's begin.” she killed the link and looked around at her platoon. “Alright boys, get ready, it's about to get noisy.”
Aira-ty noticed Skywalker's apprentice shifting nervously and reached over, patting the girl on the head.
“Don't worry love, you'll do fine.”
The girl's purple skin tinged a darker shade as she nodded. Aira-ty wondered why Skywalker wasn't taking better care of the girl, she was obviously willing to learn and please, so that he would keep her up o
SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 4SWtCW: Battlefield Christophsis pt. 411 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Aboard the Republic Assault Ship Jelial, Crystal City, Planet Christophsis
Lana stood against the bulkhead of the medical bay, watching Cody's body float lifelessly in the bacta tank. He seemed like he was just sleeping...sleeping with a half dozen different tubes and wires hooked up to him. Worst of all was the bandage on his side where the chunk of shrapnel had imbedded in his stomach. He'd gotten that because he'd protected her. She frowned and crossed her arms over stomach, feeling guilty over the minor cuts and bruises she had sustained.
“Are you alright Lana?”
She looked up to see Master Kenobi smiling down at her gently. Lana didn't say anything, she just wrapped her arms around her master's waist and buried her face against his armored chest. He seemed surprised and at a loss for a moment, but then he put a hand on her head and held her gently.
“Is this...is this what it's like all the time?” she asked nervously, her voice muffled by his clothing.
SWtCW: Power Projection pt. 3SWtCW: Power Projection pt. 36 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Coruscant, Galactic City, Senate District Power Station
Anakin lowered himself on the rappelling harness as Captain Dekar and his lieutenants descended below him. The plan was simple enough. Infiltrate the power station from its thermal vents, the heat would shield their approach, and then eliminate the terrorists and their bombs. Easy. His harness slipped and he jerked downwards for half a meter before the auto-lock kicked in. Easy. Right.
“Having trouble General?”
Anakin glared at the ARC trooper but was saved from a rebuke of his own when Captain Dekar did it for him.
“Lock it up Avner, concentrate on the mission.”
There was no more discussion as they finished their descent and reached the bottom of the vent. There was a single hostile standing directly beneath the vent access. Dekar motioned to Avner who said nothing in response as he removed the grate and dropped down behind the rogue Senate Guard. Anakin watched as the ARC crept u
SWtCW: Power Projection pt. 2SWtCW: Power Projection pt. 26 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Coruscant, Galactic City
Ventress descended the ramp of the transport and eyed the cloaked figure standing before her.
The figure nodded silently, Ventress saw the glint of a lightsaber just inside his cloak.
“You're a jedi.” she said with a growl, her hands resting on her own sabers.
“No.” he replied hastily. “I am no jedi. Count Dooku merely trained me when I was a child...I never joined the Order.”
Ventress snorted. “A wise decision.”
Hadranus licked his lips nervously. “Count Dooku made certain assurances when I agreed to help you.”
“Don't worry Senator,” she hissed darkly. “I know my mission.”
Behind her, the commando droids trooped off the transport and stood at the ready followed by a swarm of hovering sabotage droids. The commandos were all wearing Senate Guard armor, disuising their true nature.
Hadranus eyed them dubiously. “I don't want any innocents hurt.
SWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 3Surface of Tatooine, Mos Eisley SpaceportSWtCW: Ghosts of Present Past pt. 32 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Shaira-na panted, her body burning with pain as she ran down the sand covered street. She didn't know where she was going, or even where she was. She simply cared that it was away from the slavers. The weight on her ankle though, where the tracking anklet was bolted in place, told her that she still wasn't safe and nor would she be. In all her years, she had never ran this much before. Not as a child when she'd played with her friends, not during the Separatist invasion, and certainly not when the slavers had come to her home; but she ran now. Her body was slick with sweat, though it quickly evaporated in the heat, leaving a salty layer on her delicate skin. She couldn't imagine how she must look, didn't want to think about it. They'd not bruised her too badly, not before selling her, they wanted her to look her best. Now however they wanted to catch her, and punish her for escape. She refused. She'd keep running until she dropped from dehydrat
SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 7Orbit of Lakton IV, aboard the Republic star destroyer ResoluteSWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 72 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
“Admiral, they've rammed the enemy ship.”
“I can see that.” Admiral Yularen said tersely.
He still couldn't believe that the harebrained attack had actually worked, but just as General Guo-Jia had said, the enemy didn't have time to orient their defenses to deal with the rapidly accelerating assault ship closing in on their flank from the shadow of the planet. Now it was just a matter of waiting to see what the rest of the fleet did while their command ship was under attack.
“Are all ground forces aboard?”
“Yes sir, they're aboard. All ships are in position to withdraw should such be required.”
Yularen shook his head. “No, there will be no withdrawal.”
“If we had the Generals aboard or they were safely on the planet we might withdraw and come back with reinforcements, with them aboard the enemy ship however...we can't very well leave t
SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 6Surface of MalastareSWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 63 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Captain Fordo watched as the pair of jedi starfighters set down in the landing zone. He'd made sure they'd landed well away from the main debarkation zones for his forces planetside. The last thing he needed was a pair of private fighters clogging things up down here. He had enough problems as it was! When he'd last seen Skywalker it had been right after the Dark Reaper crisis. Fordo had been working with General Kenobi since the start of the war, however after that incident he was detached for independent operations elsewhere while the General and Commander—now General—Skywalker had gone on to other battlefields. Seeing Skywalker again here was certainly surprising and if he hadn't changed at all since Fordo had seen him then potentially fortuitous.
He recalled with a good degree of fondness Skywalker's tendency towards recklessness and aggressiveness which had vexed General Kenobi to no end during their operations together. The cockpits on the fighter
SWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 5Surface of Lakton IVSWtCW: Grievous Wounds pt. 53 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Niklos looked up from the holomap to face the Captain who'd addressed him.
“What is it?”
“Our heavy guns are in position.”
“Roger that, tell those crews to stand by until they receive orders from me to fire, I don't want to risk any counter-battery attacks.”
“Commander, incoming transmission.”
Niklos turned to his command staff. “Route it here.”
Captain Rex from the 7th Sky Corps appeared on holo.
“Commander, we've made contact with General Guo-Jia, but our Larty was shot down behind the lines and we are isolated.”
“What do you have there with you?” Niklos asked as he traced the transmission to its source. Once he had the location, he began to formulate a plan.
“We have one reinforced battalion with heavy weapons and no armor along with Commander N'ahrr and Geneal Guo-Jia.”
“Can you get to these coordinates?” Niklos asked, sending the
SWtCW: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa pt. 1SWtCW: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa pt. 18 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away....
The Clone Wars: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa
The Republic's war for survival continues to rage across the galaxy; with Christophsis now firmly back in Republican hands General Kahan and Commander Nokta have been sent on a mission to Hutt Space to ensure that the powerful Hutt lords do not enter the war on the side of the Separatists.
Amidst the ghosts of Aira-ty's past, memories of old enemies loom in the shadows as Hanabi tries to cope with her feelings of rejection after Anakin took a leave of absence and left her in the care of Master Kahan. Also on the mission are a squad of clone troopers hand picked by Aira-ty for their independence and wild nature.
As they near the planet Nar Shaddaa, the Vertical City, each member of the team finds themselves wondering what awaits them in dealing with the often deceitful Hutts and their insidious clan politics centered on the Grand Council and what traps the mysterious Separatist agents sent by
SWtCW: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa pt. 2SWtCW: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa pt. 28 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Nar Shaddaa, the Vertical City, Korbo's Place
“What are we doing here?” Aira-ty grumbled as she sat slouched at the table.
“Eating.” Kahan replied simply as he examined the menu. He eyed Hanabi. “You may order whatever you like.”
Her face brightened for the first time since they'd been on this trip and she all but leapt at the menu. At least that was something, but it still didn't answer Aira-ty's question.
“General, why are we sitting in a restaurant instead of meeting with our contact?”
“We are meeting with our contact.” Kahan replied with a glimmer of amusement in his eyes which made Aira-ty twitch. “Kindly take your helmet off and order something.”
Aira-ty did no such thing, instead leaning back and eying the other patrons of the restaurant. This was on one of the nicer areas of Nar Shadda's Vertical City and the restaurant reflected that, as did its patrons. Their ragtag little group seemed very out of place a
SWtCW: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa pt. 4SWtCW: Shadows of Nar Shaddaa pt. 47 months ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Nar Shaddaa, the Vertical City, Borva's Estate
“They've been watching your palace like hawks and your mercenaries haven't done anything to stop them!”
Borva chuckled darkly and waved his hand dismissively.
“Don't dismiss them so easily. These are jedi we're dealing with, they have a habit of messing things up.”
The hutt snorted and muttered dubiously.
“Durge has been watching the child tirelessly. Have no fear of that...unless you're worried that he might rip another of your men's arms off.”
Borva cackled, leaning forwards on his dais.
“So you're still set on conducting this business of yours then? Making the delivery in person?”
The hutt nodded and Tsyrian sighed.
“Very well, just be sure that nothing happens to compromise our position while you're away...I don't need to remind you again what is at stake.”
Nar Shaddaa, the Vertical City, aboard the Prodigal Star
“The hutt is leaving tonight.” Hooligan said with a
Star Wars: Need Some TrainingAira-ty walked down the passageway on the Devastator tiredly, she wanted to sleep. In fact she was exhausted. However she couldn't close her eyes without seeing scores of clones being cut down around her. So she'd resolved to distract herself in any way possible. The result was that she was making her way to one of the gyms on the star destroyer. Specifically the one on the officer's deck. It was usually pretty empty. The last thing she needed was to have the Republic and clone personnel aboard the ship staring at her backside or chest. Being one of the only females on the ship could get a little tiresome sometimes she had to admit. She reached the gym and went inside. There were a few clone and Republic officers working out but they didn't seem to pay her any mind. Just as well, if they wanted to peep at her they were welcome to have a full view of her fist.Star Wars: Need Some Training5 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
She looked over at the private training rooms, all but one of them showed occupied. Of course. She crossed the gym and went to t