(Duxn, the Mandalorian Complex, immediately following the capture of former-Republic Intelligence Agents Meredith and Kalin)
(Basil stood quietly behind the holoprojector. As soon as they had returned he had handed Boris the letter Meredith had left for him. There was a vacant look in his eyes as he took it. He then had locked himself up in the armaments room to “Have some time alone”)
(Basil surveyed the room. The Mandalorians were having a heated argument in their native language. Though he did not know what they were saying the meaning was clear: Zita was clearly worried about the success of her mission to kill Fitze)
(The Jedi also talked in hushed tones. Basil knew his uncle was a traditionalist. The prospect of a Jedi in love was unthinkable to him.)
(Suddenly the door hissed open. The assembled immediately became quiet and turned to face Boris)
(He walked over to the center of the room. His pervious sadness and anger now replaced with a confident serenity)
Boris- My friends, I am certain you all have many concerns about me, yes?
(Bartolo immediately spoke up)
Bartolo- Now look Boris, it’s not that I hate that you are in love, but the fact is you are still a Jedi! The Code-
Boris- The Code, Duke, is dead. We are the last of the Jedi. I know what happened to Anakin Skywalker. I assure you, the same shall not happen to me. I will remain loyal to my vows, but I will not abandon innocents to die.
Boris- As to our esteemed Mandalorian allies, our agreement is unchanged. If Fitze’s death is still your desire, I will endeavor to assist you.
Zita- Glad to hear it. So what’s our next move?
Boris- The signal that Meredith sent activated a tracking beacon implanted within every Intelligence agent. We simply follow the signal and find the Rebellion.
(Meanwhile, somewhere in the Outer Rim)
(Commodore Revees, leader of the Rebellion sat motionless on a hospital bed. He had remained there, comatose, since an assassination attempt against him)
(Suddenly his cybernetic implants started beeping and flashing furiously. Revees sat up with a jerk)
Revees- Gah! My head! Wha- where am I?
(Footsteps clanked down the hallway. Revees lied down again, just barely keeping his eyes open)
Nurse- MD-6, I could have sworn his life vitals just jumped.
Medical Droid- Sometimes those in charge of long-term patients start experiencing unnatural hallucinations. My signals detect no change in the patient.
Nurse- Maybe so. Well, we might as well get on with the procedure. Maybe cutting open his skull will recall him to life.
(Revees looked on in terror as the medical droid brought the whirring saw closer and closer to his head)
(Before it touched him, Revees yanked the saw from the droid’s hand, whacking it back with his arm)
Revees- Take that Imperial scum!
Nurse- Commodore! You’re alive!
(Revees leaped at the nurse, pinning him down on the table)
Revees- Darn right, Imp scum! What have you been doing to me? Where am I?
Nurse- Ah! Please don’t! I’m not an Imperial! This is a medical ship! You’ve been in a coma for weeks!
Revees- Liar! I was just on Balmorra the other day! Now tell me-
(The door hissed open again, Ben, Iso, and a Doctor burst into the room)
Doctor- Good heavens! What is going on here!
Iso- Get away from the…Commodore? You’re awake?!
Revees- Iso? Ben? What is going on here?!
Iso- Long story short, you came to Balmorra to stop an assassin from killing some Jedi, only you got shot instead.
Revees- By the Force. I just can’t believe it.
Revees- And you, nurse. I suppose I owe you an apology.
Nurse- Ah, don’t worry about it Commodore. I’m just glad we’re both okay.
Iso- Come on sir. I’ll bring you up to speed on the bridge.
(As they walked along Iso told how after they had brought Revees to the medical ship, Burg had taken control of the Rebellion and the Raxus Prime base had been destroyed)
Iso- But not all is lost, I think you may remember these two.
Revees- How could I not! Gulio, Alinta! Good to see you both! That story there had me worried that you two might be…well dead.
Gulio- It is good to see you two. But indeed the Force has its way. We needed to disappear for a while, let the Empire think they had won.
Alinta- Although, Burg using the remnants of our movement to launch a campaign of terror across the Galaxy was not part of our plan.
Bill- Excuse me…Commodore! You’re awake!
Revees- Agent Bill! I has been a while hasn’t it? But please, what were you telling us?
Bill- Ahem, well sirs, I think it is best explained in person. We have another old friend of ours who has come back from the dead.
Boris- I am of the belief that he is referring to me.
Gulio, Revees, Alinta- Boris?!
Boris- Heh! It is good to know that I was missed! I do not need the Force to sense that you have many questions. A recap is in order, I am thinking.
(Meanwhile, on Onderon)
(Governor Nassos ran out onto the landing pad of the King’s Palace. Feraoh was already waiting as a ship came in for a landing)
(The Governor struggled to shout above the whine of the ship’s engines)
Nassos- My lord, I came as soon as possible. I was not aware that another of your Order was coming to Onderon.
Feraoh- Nor was I. The orders of the Prophets of the Dark Side are not known to me. Simply show him respect and we may both survive.
(The dark figure disembarked as Feraoh and Nassos bowed deeply)
Feraoh- My lord, it is an honor to welcome you to Onderon.
(The figure threw back his cloak, revealing the form of Inquisitor Ljhou)
Ljhou- I do indeed feel welcome! Quite a royal treatment! But I am not here just for a pleasure cruise. I have a job to do.
Feraoh- My lord? I had though the High Prophet Uzov was dead?
Ljhou- Just trust me. The Prophets have a plan to pacify this world and remove the pester some Jedi that you failed to eliminate. Besides, our true leader has a much more…sinister plan in motion.
(Coruscant, somewhere in The Works)
(Moff Kane waited patiently in the ramshackle hideout of Burg’s terrorist rebellion. Throughout the events of the revolt he had been spared execution, he was even trusted by many of the soldiers. His intelligence had proven vital in the success of several of Burg’s campaigns)
(But as to where he had received those secret Imperial documents, schematics, and codes, none of them knew. The holocommunicator crackled to life)
Kane- Minister Fitze. This is the Prophet.
Fitze- Yes, my lord?
Kane- As you know, Uzov is dead. You are receiving documented instructions from me. Follow them to the letter. That is all.
(The hologram flashed off as Burg marched into the hideout)
Burg- Well prisoner, it looks like your intelligence paid off again. This prototype bomb will allow us to avenge Alderaan, to finally teach the Empire to fear!
Burg- With this device we can destroy half of Coruscant. Kill the Emperor, Darth Vader, all the high up officers. All except one, you!
Kane- Now sir, why would you do that? I have been faithful this entire time.
(Burg began to sway and shake his head as Kane turned and grinned sinisterly)
Kane- Yes. I may have even more helpful information. You can trust me.
(Breaking his concentration, Maxwell stood up and addressed Burg)
Maxwell- Sir. I cannot be quiet anymore. What you are proposing is mass murder. Killing an entire planet! We’ll be no better than the Empire we are fighting!
Burg- Are you questioning my orders, officer? I am in command! And if you will not stand will me, you will not stand at all!
(At that Burg’s trained elites pointed their blasters at the other Rebels as Burg turned away from them)
Kane- See sir. You cannot trust even your fellow rebels. They will only betray you.
Maxwell- No sir! Stop this madness! We are not opposing you! We’re just voicing our concerns! Sir!
Burg- Never question me again officer. We march at dawn. Coruscant will burn.
(Back on the medical ship Boris finishes his tale. From his exile on Duxn to his experiences on Onderon, the battle on Jabiim, and the duel on Obroa Skai and capture of Meredith and Kailn)
Boris- And this is why we sought you out. To join our forces at last to oppose the Empire.
Gulio- I agree. The main rebel force was defeated not long ago on an ice planet called Hoth. We’ve been putting our faith in a Luke Skywalker, but we cannot remain idel.
Revees- Indeed. I’ve slept enough for a lifetime. But a rescue on Coruscant-
Ben- Sirs! I hate to always be the bearer of bad news, but we just received this transmission from Onderon.
Basil- Onderon?! Quick play it!
(Basil gasped as the hologram played. Inquistir Ljhou stood with Basil’s wife, Theodora surrounded by stormtroopers)
Ljhou- Attention rebellious filth of Onderon. This is your new overlord speaking. I stand here with one of you leader’s wife. Say hello, countess.
Theodora- Basil don’t try to rescue me! It is too dangerous! I-
Ljhou- That is enough, countess! I think he has the point! Tomorrow the countess will be publically executed, to serve as a warning to all who would oppose the Empire. If the king’s own mother is not safe, then how can you be! Ha! Ha! Ha!