A Galaxy Divided 12: The Hunt for Fayla Hawow . . Agamar, several hours after the events in A Galaxy Divided 12.
The Republic gathers its forces in an attempt to break the Separatist front lines and free Agamar from their dark grip.
Harash Soru: "So Commander, how are you liking your new armour?"
Commander: "It's good. Feels more effective."
Heavy: "Not gonna stop you getting shot any less though."
Commander: "Watch it Heavy. Just because I'm being nice now doesn't mean I can't still pull rank!"
Harash Soru: "By the way I've been meaning to tell you. I filed my analysis of you the other day."
Harash Soru: "Turns out Obi-Wan Kenobi has been working with a similar Clone by the name of Alpha. We've both reccomended that all Jedi Generals be provided with Commanders."
Commander: "Thank you General. I know we got off on the wrong foot but I've tried my best."
Harash Soru: "You do realise there's a catch to this. You have to let us give you a proper name."
Commander: "Oh fine then!"
Nat: "I vote Astro."
Dax: "What is he a girl? No I say Flamer."
Scurry: "How about Player?"
There was a silence as everyone turned to look at the normally silent sniper.
Commander Player: "Player? I like it. Commander Player."
Harash Soru: "Well then Player, lets get ready for battle."
Half an hour later Harash Soru addresses his fellow Jedi.
Harash Soru: "The main goal for this mission is the liberation of Agamar. However, I deem the capture of Fayla Hawow to be of extreme importance to the war effort. To that end Master Zore and I will lead the attack whilst Dana, Altria and Vant will begin a search for Hawow, Scurry has also volunteered to help you track her."
Vant Quielan: "Finally! I've got a bone to pick with Hawow."
Altria Skyner: "Master Soru are you sure this is a good idea gven my history with the Dark Side?"
Hara thought back to when Altria had been the Apprentice of Dark Jedi Irvin Mard before nodding.
Harash Soru: "I have every faith in you Altria. Perhaps out of all of us, you will understand Fayla the best. You will all do well."
Zore Embor: "May the Force be with you all."
Zore Embor: "I have a bad feeling about this."
Harash Soru: "As do I. But I am certain of one thing. One way or another Fayla Hawow will not leave this planet alive."
Several hours later the hunting party makes its way back to the base.
Vant Quielan: "Stang where is this woman? I'm itching for a fight!"
Dana Kowls: "Be patient Vant, we will find her soon."
Altria suddenly stopped.
Altria Skyner: "Hush, both of you! Do you sense..."
Altria suddenly dove forwards, knocking Dana to the ground just as a purple lightsaber flew over their heads.
The blade retreated and snapped back into the hand of Fayla Hawow.
Fayla Hawow: "Well well, Dana Kowls. We finally meet again."
Dana Kowls: "For the last time I hope Fayla."
Fayla Hawow: "Indeed. I do plan on killing you this time."
Fayla Hawow: "My is that Altria Skyner? I know much about you boy, quit playing in the Light Side of the Force and come back to the shadows."
Altria Skyner: "I will not make that mistake again Hawow."
Vant Quielan: "Enough of this! We're here to stop you once and for all Hawow!"
Fayla Hawow: "Ah yes, Vant Quielan. I remember your Master, I remember his screams as I cut him down."
Vant Quielan: "Yeah well he has a message for you!"
Vant roared as he leapt at Fayla, his orange blade clashing against the Dark Jedi's.
Fayla Hawow: "Yes, your anger makes you strong!"
Vant Quielan: "You will die for what you did witch!"
Dana and Altria hurried in behind Vant.
Dana Kowls: "Beware your anger Vant! It will betray you!"
Vant Quielan: "Don't lecture me Dana! I know what I'm doing!"
Fayla Hawow: "Oh but do you? Do you not feel weak Jedi? Do you not still question your Master's teachings?"
Vant Quielan: "You can't know that!"
Fayla Hawow: "Oh but I do Vant. It is what the Jedi do, they hold you back. You could so much more."
Altria Skyner: "Get away from her Vant!"
Vant suddenly flung his arms wide, knocking the two Jedi backwards.
Vant Quielan: "Enough!"
Vant walked over and stood beside Fayla.
Vant Quielan: "I have made my choice."
Dana Kowls: "Then we will do what we must."
Vant jumped towards Dana who instead ducked under his attack and continued towards Fayla. Instead of Dana it was Altria who met Vant's attack, his blade clashing against the blade of his former friend's.
Altria Skyner: "Vant think about what you're doing!"
Vant Quielan: "I am!"
Vant spun around and swung at Dana who backflipped over his blade to land beside Altria.
Dana Kowls: "Vant is lost."
Altria Skyner: "You can beat Fayla. But we cannot defeat both her and Vant."
Dana Kowls: "You have a plan?"
Altria began to run towards Vant.
Dana Kowls: "Altria! What are you doing?"
Altria Skyner: "I am making things right!"
Fayla Hawow chuckled and turned to Vant.
Fayla Hawow: "Kill him."
Vant Quielan: "With pleasure!"
Vant met Altria's charge and the two warriors yelled their battle cries as they met. Their blades sliced through the air, each one meeting it's mark and ending the life of the other.
Dana watched in horror as both Vant and Altria collapsed to the floor and lay still.
Dana Kowls: "You knew that would happen! You sent your own to his death!"
Fayla Hawow: "Of course I did! Vant only flirted with the Dark Side, he would have never joined me!"
Dana Kowls: "So thats it then. Just you and me. Lets end this Hawow."
Fayla Hawow: "I couldn't agree more."
With a hiss Fayla leapt at Dana who spun away at the last moement.
Spurred on by the death of the two Jedi, Fayla powered in to Dana, knocking the Jedi's attacks aside as if they were nothing.
With a flick of her blade Fayla disarmed Dana and knocked her to the floor.
Fayla Hawow: "And so I will finally complete my first mission. Your death is now Dana Kowls. I am the last thing you will see and I will haunt your soul..."
Fayla frowned as the sudden sound of a blaster shot filled the air.
Dana reached out quickly as Fayla collapsed to the floor, a small hole in her back where the bolt had struck her squarely between the shoulder blades.
Dana Kowls: "Sometimes Fayla, there are bigger dangers than the one right in front of you."
Dana looked up at the stone cliff and smiled tiredly at Scurry.
Dana Kowls: "Good shot."
Scurry: "Aren't they always?"
Scurry climbed down the tower and stood beside Dana.
Scurry: "Sorry I'm late."
Dana Kowls: "Its alright."
Scurry: "So what happens now?"
Dana looked over at the bodies of Fayla and the two Jedi.
Dana Kowls: "We continue to fight, because we are soldiers. And the Republic does not allow its soldiers time to grieve."