(Jedi Master Gulio Marcus gazed across the ruins of what had once been a great city planet rivaling Coruscant itself. Even nearly 4,000 years after Darth Malak's Sith forces devastated the planet it still echoed the destruction that had scarred the world. And that's why we are fighting the Sith, Gulio thought to himself, To stop a tragedy like Taris from ever happening again.)
(The voice of Vince Yond'Ull brought Gulio back out of his reprieve. Despite formally being a Jedi Knight he still had much to learn)
Vince- This world... its so sad. Even all these years after Darth Malak destroyed it. I can still sense the pain and suffering he brought on the planet.
Gulio- Indeed. And as Jedi it is our duty to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again.
Captain Wire- Sir, our forces are deployed and ready to move out.
Gulio- Very good Captain. Alright here's our mission: Republic Intelligence intercepted several transmissions saying that the Separatists were planning to use the wreckage on Taris to create more droids armies to attack the Republic. We cannot allow that to happen. Our mission is to investigate and destroy any droids we encounter.
Gulio- Captain Wire and I will lead the main force to investigate the area around the former Sith Base. Vince, you and Captain Bolt are going to investigate the industrial area south of here.
Vince- Yes master. This should be easy!
Gulio- Be mindful apprentice. Report any droid sightings you encounter, don't try and face them on your own. We meet at the Sith Base in four hours. Let's move out and may the Force be with us.
Clone- Man this place gives me the creeps. It's like a ghost planet or something.
Bolt- Cut the chatter Gavel, and watch your step I wouldn't trust this metal farther than I could throw it.
Vince- Shhh! Did your hear that?
(The clones immediately assume defensive positions, as the metal creaks around them)
Bolt- Must have just been this ancient metal. We better get our of here before the whole place comes crashing down on-
(Suddenly the metal pole gave out next to a clone and began to fall)
Bolt- Look out!
(Before the clones can react a blaster shot hits the second clone square in the chest)
Bolt- Wha- Gavel!
Vince- Stay close Bolt. I don't think this planet is as deserted as we thought. Come on out coward! Show yourself!
Count Dooku- You wouldn't be referring to me would you?
(Out of the remains of a tower Count Dooku and two Commando Droids emerge)
Dooku- So, the Republic has found out about my little operation have they? I was beginning to wonder when-
Bolt- ARRG! You killed my brothers! Now I'm going to return the favor!
Vince- Bolt! No!
(And enraged Bolt hastily charges at Dooku who quickly decapitates the clone)
Dooku- What a waste.
Vince- It's over Dooku! We know all about your operation! You won't escape this time!
Dooku- Really? Let us put your statement to test! Kill him.
(Vince engages the droids easily deflecting one's bolt back at the other)
(Before swiftly decapitating the second droid)
Vince- It's over Dooku! I defeated Darth Vulnero! How can an old man like you stand a chance?
Dooku- You know your brother said something similar when he confronted one of my adepts, and was defeated. I wonder what the outcome of our duel will be.
(Leaping into action Vince propels himself off some wreckage slamming into Dooku's blade)
Dooku-Typical. Using your superior agility against an older opponent, that hardly seems fair.
(Spinning over Dooku Vince quickly blocks his counterattack)
Vince- You never gave Jedi a fair advantage before, Dooku!
Dooku- Indeed? Then I will make no exception for you!
(Dooku launches a powerful force attack, blasting Vince)
Dooku- You have power boy, but it lacks direction! You and your brother defeated Vulnero because he feared you and your Family, but when your opponent does not fear you the outcome becomes quite different!
(Vince quickly spun away as Dooku's blade cut through the spot where he had stood just moments ago)
Vince- Then what was the point of all this? This duel? If you knew you would win all along?
Dooku- To send a message to the Republic. A message that the Heros who defeated Darth Vulnero are nothing but mere children and that here on Taris out of the ashes of the past I will raise up a new army to destroy the Republic!
(Dooku and Vince locked blades again each vying for an edge)
Dooku- But perhaps you will not end up being that messenger after all. What a pity.
Vince- Not on my watch Dooku!
(Vince broke away from Dooku and force-pushing him back sprinted away in the direction of the Republic camp)
(Recovering his senses Dooku stood up and watched as Vince ran away before taking out his comlink)
Dooku- General, prepare your troops for immediate attack. It's time we sent the Republic running off this planet.