The Draxon, in orbit above Ilum, one week after the events in A Galaxy Divided 2.
Tron-117: "Intel says Dooku's been spotted here. We find him, maybe we can end this war before it starts."
John Vandarr: "Bit late for that eh Master Tron?"
Michel Kringe: "Tron is right, this is a potential end to the war, before it gets out of hand."
John Vandarr: "Again, bit late for that don't we think?"
Commander: "Shut up, smuggler!"
Harash Soru: "Commander! Admiral, Vandarr is your superior officer, you would do well to show him some respect."
Commander: "I'm not taking orders from that gutter rat!"
John Vandarr: "Charming fellow isn't he?"
Tron-117: "Why don't you dump him Hara?"
Harash Soru: "He's only had a week. There's still time for him to adjust."
Michel Kringe: "You have more patience than I Hara."
Harash Soru: "I'm well aware of that Master."
Hara grinned at his former Master.
The Republic army slipped slowly from the cruisers and on to the planet's surface. Meeting no immediate resistance they begin to set up camp.
J'ak Rall: "Master Soru!"
Harash Soru: "Padawan, what's wrong?"
J'al Rall: "Scouts have just come back with reports that Dooku is here!"
Harash Soru: "Score one for Republic intelligence! Have the troops ready to move, tell Master Kringe that Dana and I have something to see to and that he is in COmmand until I return."
J'ak Rall: "Yes Master!"
Hara and Dana make their way out of camp when the Commander approaches them.
Commander: "You're leaving?"
Harash Soru: "Yes Commander, we have business to attend to."
Commander: "You are our General. You cannot leave!"
Harash Soru: "I was unaware that you gave me orderes Commander. General kringe is perfectly suited to leading this army. We Jedi have given up a lot to join this war. We are not about to give up our most sacred traditions to! You are dismissed Commander."
Commander: "Hmm, yes, sir."
Hara led Dana across the snow and down into the depths of one of Ilum's many crystal caves. Using his lightsaber to light the way the two Jedi picked their way into an empty cavern.
Harash Soru: "I have been here once before Padawan. I felt the Force here and I felt peace and acceptance, I hope you will find something similar."
Hara deactivated his blade and instructed his Padawan to kneel. He then produced a blue crystal.
Harash Soru: "This crystal is my gift to you, for all your years of hard work and effort. Take it to power your lightsaber."
Hara watched silently as Dana fitted the crystal into her blade.
Harash Soru: "Hand me your blade Padawan."
Dana passed the hilt of her lightsaber to her Master who activated the weapon.
Harash Soru: "I have taught you everything I know, you have surpassed every expectation I have had. Therefore by the right of the Jedi, and the will of the Force, I dub thee Dana Kowls, Jedi Knight of the Republic."
Dana looked up at her former Master and smiled as he cut the Padawan braid from her hair.
Further away Dooku's forces had engaged the Republic, the small bands of Droids lashing out against the Republic in an attempt to split their forces up.
Commander: "Soru's a coward! Where is he?!"
J'ak Rall: "Master Soru is one of the greatest Jedi I have met!"
Commander: "Then you can't have met many Jedi kid!"
J'ak spun around and decapitated a droid before he felt a dark wave wash over him.
J'ak Rall: "Dooku..."
The Commander screamed as he was suddenly thrown back by a blast of electricity. He crupled to the floor and lay still.
Count Dooku: "Hmm, the Clone had spirit. But he was weak in the end."
J'ak Rall: "You will find I am not so weak."
Count Dooku: "Yet you will suffer the same fate."
J'ak Rall: "One thing you should know about the Jedi. We would give our lives to defend the Republic."
Before Dooku could respond the young Jedi threw himself at the Count, lashing out with his double-bladed saber.
Dooku parried several times and allowed the young Jedi to push him back slightly.
Then a wicked smile spread over Dooku's face and he unleashed a bolt of lightning that threw J'ak back.
Count Dooku: "Weak, sloppy, arrogant."
J'ak pushed himself painfully to his feet.
J'ak Rall: "For the Republic!"
The Padawan charged Dooku but the Count swiftly side-stepped the Jedi and impaled him with his lightsaber.
Count Dooku: "And now dead."
Dooku stepped over to the Commander and raised his blade.
Count Dooku: "Now it is your turn Clone."
Suddenly a solid force hit Dooku and knocked him backwards.
Harash Soru: "Not today Dooku, no more deaths."
Count Dooku: "Master Soru, what a plesent surprise. I'm afraid I cannot stay to talk but we shall see each other soon I am sure."
Dooku turned and fled. Tron went to go after him but Michel held him back.
Michel Kringe: "Not today, there will be another time my friend."
As Tron moved to say farewell to his former Padawan Hara helped the Commander to his feet.
Harash Soru: "You alright Commander?"
Commander: "WHy did you save me?"
Hara smiled at the man.
Harash Soru: "As I said, just because the Jedi are at war it does not mean we forget our traditions."
Great Bignette you build there! I was wondering if you'll build more bignettes and Dioramas soon. I just feel like sending you a link (:D) so here's a link to one of my friends on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/69749833@N02/
I take it Dana is going to return to the Temple after and take the Jedi Trials? It be awesome to see an episode with that :D Anyway great chapter :) Lovely story, I must say I would have prefered a better escape for Dooku, but still lovely work ;)