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#1 Edited by Allie_Ho (151 posts) - - Show Bio

Hello, all viewers:

I'm Allie_Ho and I hosted the 7th Character Creation Contest:

The Topic is

Make an OC (Original Character) in the Star Wars Universe!

To make things clearer, here are some ground rules:

1. The OC must interact/have connections with a known Star Wars characters(excluding other OCs to make things simpler)

2. The OC can reside in any of the time periods that are known:

-The Old Republic and mentioned history

-All Star Wars movie time periods

-Expanded Universe but no Star Wars: Legacy for clarity

3. The entry has a word limit of 1977 words (for the year Star Wars came out ;P)

4. No crossovers with any other genres and reality! (Sounds tempting, you to break)

This time we had six contestants(plus me) competing:

Memoirs of Eirik Eden

…I was born into House Eden on Alderaan. We were a moderately powerful family of nobles in Alderaan’s political theater. Each member within our clan was a high ranking individual; my parents Lucien and Allanah Eden served on the High Council and my elder brother Aldus was a Fleet Commander for the Republic. For as long as I could remember, my father’s ambitions put a great deal of pressure on all of us to succeed. There wasn’t really room for much playtime, let alone an actual childhood but being an Eden certainly had its advantages. My family’s estate granted me access to the finest art, cuisine, and education in the entire galaxy.

Even as a child I displayed a substantial amount of force sensitivity. Once father discovered this I was sent away to train with the jedi so that I would bring honor and strengthen the name of my house. In the short time I spent training at the temple; I quickly became a stand-out amongst all of the other padawans. This achievement was insignificant, since I already knew that for an Eden failure was never an option. By the age of 15 I was on the verge of becoming the youngest knight of the jedi order. My ascension would have been assured if it were not for the malignant rumors that were spread that were spread against my House on Alderaan. My family was accused of high treason for plotting a coup against the royal family. Before any details of this coup could ever be confirmed, my parents were arrested, tried, and executed by the Queen. The cold monarch demanded my extradition to Alderaan to face trial. Despite the Jedi Order’s reluctance, they ultimately agreed to appease the Queen’s demands.

On the transport ship to Alderaan I calmly meditated, it seemed like the only thing I could control at that time. As I waiting the same fate as my parents the ship was bombarded with fire. My brother Aldus had managed to escape imprisonment and launched an all-out assault to rescue me. The battle was short but fierce, though Aldus was able to take control of the ship; the victory was short lived. He was fatally wounded and knew that his end was near. We were facing an imminent threat of enemy reinforcements. In his final moments, Aldus gave me a holocron to deliver to the emperor and informed him of the true origin of House Eden. He revealed that the rumors were true and for generations, the Edens had been a family of sith infiltrators. He ordered his most trusted agents to escort me onto a personal cruiser thus securing my escape. Once The Ebb Tide (name of cruiser) traveled out of the blast range, my brother detonated all the charges planted on the transport ship. The explosion obliterated Aldus and the enemy’s incoming reinforcements.

After arriving on Dromund Kaas, the shock of events fade from my mind and things finally fell into perspective. My true purpose was to serve the sith empire to the best of my ability. Once I entered the Emperor’s chambers I reported all of the events that led up to his arrival. I delivered the holocron and pledged my unwavering loyalty to the Empire. Though the Emperor was intrigued with me, he was unsure if the jedi teachings at the temple had tainted my reasoning. He ordered me to kill my brother’s remaining staff and without any hesitation, I struck down each agent and kneeled before my new master. In that moment Eirik Eden had dead and Darth Verudan was born.

Throughout my many years of service to the emperor, I became one of the empire’s most valuable assets. I’ve played my role in almost every successful endeavor of the empire from the retrieval of Korriban to the sacking of Coruscant. Despite these impressive feats on the field, I remained alienated from the majority of the Dark Council. My fellow Sith Lords frowned upon my care-free attitude. In fact, some were actually foolish enough confuse my more light side decisions with weakness, though, those Sith had abnormally short lifespans. In my more recent years I began to train two apprentices in the ways of the force. Due to some methods that I’d prefer to keep discreet, my apprentices and I were known as “The Phantom Lords.” I suppose I could go into more details, but that is a story for another time…

One day on planet Earth. Young nine year old boy was trying to read his favorites warrior stories. Like Robin Hood, Zorro and other famous warriors of his world's past. When he'd look up from his book. He saw one of the star ships he'd read about to him that Jedi and Sith were myth. That his world like Santa Clause and Easter Bunny. When he'd notices that he object from the outer space was headed towards his Parents and his Seven year old brother. Daniel saw his only family died in front of him. He'd heard some one cried in pain. He was struggling with helping the someone who killed his family or not. So He'd called the Fire Department.

After a Month or so. The same man that was recused from the space ship crash came back to the crash sight. He'd notices the boy with a book. He'd could since the force. The force is telling this man to train the boy. Boy's fate is in his hand. Then the man remembers that this boy helped him out. So he'd takes the boy not caring at all for the other children was watching him. When a other space ship came to collect the hooded man. The hooded man threw the boy into the ship and took off back into space.

Out of the Earth's obit. The Hooded man and hologram man of a winkled old man. The Hologram man said, "Darth Maul. You pick a good one for darkside. I'd can sense. He'd thinks the Sith is just a myth to scarred the kids on his planet. He'll do good for us even if he'd does betray us. I'd can see that he'd also doesn't trust Jedi. So. I'd only consider him."

Few years later. Darth Maul just woken up and can find his light-Saber. He'd sense that the boy was gone. He'd let the boy go to create his own legend but soon. He'll realized that he'll should've gone with the boy.

Now the boy is a get ready to turn 13 year old. He's back on the his home world. The boy's name is Daniel Wesley. He's bad to prove the Universe is wrong about the Earth's Warriors but combine the Force with all of the fight and strategies. He's also wants to learn some Ballroom dancing and Irish Folk dance as well. It also help him with his quickness. He'd loves watching Universe Wrestling Federation. He'd becomes a masked hero to the Earth but to the others in the Universe. He's going be Universe Most Wanted Pirate.

He'd self taught himself the ways of George Washington's strategies, Apache, Samurai, Ninja, Spartan, Knight, Yakuza, Shaolin Monk, Swat Team, Attila the Hun, Alexander the Great, Al Capone, Jesse James, Aztec Jaguar, Zande Warrior, Persian Immortal, Vlad the Impaler, Sun Tzu, Genghis Khan, Viking, Hannibal and Joan of Arc. Now He's on his trip to get some crew members for his Pirate Crew. He'd calls his ship "The Forgotten Maiden."

Memoirs of Eirik Eden

…I was born into House Eden on Alderaan. We were a moderately powerful family of nobles in Alderaan’s political theater. Each member within our clan was a high ranking individual; my parents Lucien and Allanah Eden served on the High Council and my elder brother Aldus was a Fleet Commander for the Republic. For as long as I could remember, my father’s ambitions put a great deal of pressure on all of us to succeed. There wasn’t really room for much playtime, let alone an actual childhood but being an Eden certainly had its advantages. My family’s estate granted me access to the finest art, cuisine, and education in the entire galaxy.

Even as a child I displayed a substantial amount of force sensitivity. Once father discovered this I was sent away to train with the jedi so that I would bring honor and strengthen the name of my house. In the short time I spent training at the temple; I quickly became a stand-out amongst all of the other padawans. This achievement was insignificant, since I already knew that for an Eden failure was never an option. By the age of 15 I was on the verge of becoming the youngest knight of the jedi order. My ascension would have been assured if it were not for the malignant rumors that were spread that were spread against my House on Alderaan. My family was accused of high treason for plotting a coup against the royal family. Before any details of this coup could ever be confirmed, my parents were arrested, tried, and executed by the Queen. The cold monarch demanded my extradition to Alderaan to face trial. Despite the Jedi Order’s reluctance, they ultimately agreed to appease the Queen’s demands.

On the transport ship to Alderaan I calmly meditated, it seemed like the only thing I could control at that time. As I waiting the same fate as my parents the ship was bombarded with fire. My brother Aldus had managed to escape imprisonment and launched an all-out assault to rescue me. The battle was short but fierce, though Aldus was able to take control of the ship; the victory was short lived. He was fatally wounded and knew that his end was near. We were facing an imminent threat of enemy reinforcements. In his final moments, Aldus gave me a holocron to deliver to the emperor and informed him of the true origin of House Eden. He revealed that the rumors were true and for generations, the Edens had been a family of sith infiltrators. He ordered his most trusted agents to escort me onto a personal cruiser thus securing my escape. Once The Ebb Tide (name of cruiser) traveled out of the blast range, my brother detonated all the charges planted on the transport ship. The explosion obliterated Aldus and the enemy’s incoming reinforcements.

After arriving on Dromund Kaas, the shock of events fade from my mind and things finally fell into perspective. My true purpose was to serve the sith empire to the best of my ability. Once I entered the Emperor’s chambers I reported all of the events that led up to his arrival. I delivered the holocron and pledged my unwavering loyalty to the Empire. Though the Emperor was intrigued with me, he was unsure if the jedi teachings at the temple had tainted my reasoning. He ordered me to kill my brother’s remaining staff and without any hesitation, I struck down each agent and kneeled before my new master. In that moment Eirik Eden had dead and Darth Verudan was born.

Throughout my many years of service to the emperor, I became one of the empire’s most valuable assets. I’ve played my role in almost every successful endeavor of the empire from the retrieval of Korriban to the sacking of Coruscant. Despite these impressive feats on the field, I remained alienated from the majority of the Dark Council. My fellow Sith Lords frowned upon my care-free attitude. In fact, some were actually foolish enough confuse my more light side decisions with weakness, though, those Sith had abnormally short lifespans. In my more recent years I began to train two apprentices in the ways of the force. Due to some methods that I’d prefer to keep discreet, my apprentices and I were known as “The Phantom Lords.” I suppose I could go into more details, but that is a story for another time…

Tubacca ran through the forest, a band of Ewoks chittering behind him, not really keeping up, but trying to corral him with their numbers. He made a wide jump over a deep stream - a jump the Ewoks would not be able to make with their short little legs. Tubacca arfed with laughter and growled triumphantly at having lost his pursuers. Another step of this training gauntlet complete. He'd done well, so far.

A sound from above caught his attention, and he caught site of some training spheres dropping down towards him. He snarled as he deflected lasers with his lightsaber, returning fire with a blaster, and taking out one of the three spheres. The other two dropped in closer, firing continuously. Tubacca deflected the blasts with his lightsaber, then stabbed a hand forward, and jerked it to his right, causing one sphere to jerk to the right as well, crashing it into the other one. There was a bright burst of sparks, and then Tubacca slashed through them as they fell, destroying them completely.

The band of Ewoks chittered loudly from the other side of the stream, some throwing spears that landed nowhere close to Tubacca. He threw his arms in the air and yelled back at them, causing them to jump up and down and shake their fists. It made the wookie laugh, and then he turned and continued through the forest.

He was headed for the next obstacle when something whined by him on his left. He turned his head towards the noise, only to have something whine by on his right, and before he could look back there, another whined by in front of him. Speeder bikes! These weren't part of the training! He'd been found by Imperial stormtroopers - he was now being hunted!

Tubacca quickly scaled a tree, a laser just missing him, as a stormtrooper zoomed by again. The wookie snarled and fired his blaster, causing the trooper to veer at a crucial moment, crashing bike and rider into a tree.

He leaped at the next rider, knocking the trooper off of the bike, which continued on until it met an obstacle and exploded. Before Tubacca could hit the trooper again, the third speeder bike shot by him, and he was knocked off his feet by a blow to the shoulder. Tubacca got up and ran, the trooper giving chase, until he cornered the wookie at a sheer dropoff, that ended in a tumultuous river, far below.

The young wookie was huffing deeply, but turned to face his pursuer. Rather than drive him off the cliff, the last trooper slowed, landed, and dismounted the bike, about twenty yards away from him. "Drop your weapons!" commanded the stormtrooper.

Tubacca growled defiantly, but when the trooper said, "I won't tell you again! Drop your weapons," he snuffled indignantly and dropped his blaster and lightsaber to either side of him. The trooper lowered his gun a little, and Tubacca chortled as he put his hands out, and knocked him over backwards with the Force.

He was still chortling when there was a sound of jets, and he was suddenly knocked down from behind. The flyer landed as Tubacca picked himself up. "You are ordered to surrender to Boba Fett, in the name of the Empire," said the bounty hunter.

Tubacca's hand shot out, and his lightsaber started to slide towards him, only to be shot away by Fett's blaster. Tubacca looked up at the hunter and growled. Fett tossed his blaster aside, and said, "You think you've got what it takes, padawan? Let's see."

Recovering, the stormtrooper warned, "Be careful, sir! He's a skilled jedi!"

"Nonsense!" said Fett. "There will never be a jedi wookie. I don't care how many lightsabers he holds. You know why?" asked Fett, as he dodged a lunge from Tubacca.

"No, sir," answered the trooper.

"Then just watch," answered Fett. The wookie and the bounty hunter circled each other, and then charged. Armor met heavy wookie limbs, and the two traded punches, until they both stumbled backwards and fell down.

Tubacca got to all fours, shook himself, and growled. As he started to stand, Fett got to his feet, weilding a tree branch. The wookie cocked his head to one side, and whined slightly.

"You like this?" asked Fett. "C'mon, you want this?"

Tubacca took a couple hesitant steps forward, raising one hand slightly.

"You want this?" Fett said a little louder, waving the branch back and forth before him.

Tubacca's growl got a little louder, and he jumped up and down a couple of times.

"You want this?!" shouted the hunter.

Tubacca snarled and ran forward.

"Then go get it!" Fett declared, and he hurled the branch beyond the edge of the dropoff.

Tubacca lunged forward, soaring off the edge of the cliff, a frustrated howl trailing the falling wookie and tumbling branch.

As the stormtrooper joined Fett at the edge of the dropoff, looking below, Fett said, "That is why there will never be a jedi wookie. Let's go."

Gunner LeRaine was playing Rodian Roulette and he was winning. Gunner was a tall, thin faced man with dark, slicked back hair and a thin mustache. Standing next to him was a beautiful, green skinned Twi'lek woman wearing a black dress.

"Play carefully, dear." the Twi'lek woman said to Gunner.

"You know me, my dear Radiance." said Gunner with a roguish grin. "I never play carefully."

Gunner went all in, placing his bet on 56 green. The Rodian dealer spun the wheel and dropped the laser ball. Everyone at the table watched with hesitation as the laser ball spun, eventually landing on 56 green.The crowd cheered for Gunner. Radiance looked annoyed, as did the Rodian dealer as he handed Gunner his credits.

"We should leave now." Radiance whispered to Gunner.

"But I'm winning!" Gunner said with a smile.

"You're drawing too much attention." Radiance replied.

Gunner grabbed Radiance by the hips and pulled her to him, kissing her on the lips.

"By the force, I love you, Radiance." Gunner said

"Are you on spices?" she asked him, taken aback by his boldness.

"I'm having a good day. I'll play one more round, then I'll leave. Go prepare the ship." he said to Radiance.

Radiance looked at him with caution and said "Be.."

"..careful!" Gunner finished for her.

Radiance shook her head. "I love you too." she told him before leaving.

As Radiance walked away Gunner looked at her, remembering the first time he met her. She was a slave for the Hutts, used as a dance girl. When he first saw her, he looked into her sad yet beautiful eyes and immediately fell in love.

He challenged the Hutt who owned her to a card game. The stakes, Radiance for Gunners ship, The Lucky Sparrow. The Hutt, Irkma was not as powerful minded as his distant cousin, Jabba and he accepted the terms right away.

Gunner beat Irkma. Little did Irkma know that Gunner had limited use of the force that helped him win at gambling. He was also able to use a suggestive 'mind trick' that helped Gunner convince Irkma that not only had Gunner won fair, but that Irkma shouldn't seek vengeance and to let Gunner and Radiance leave.

That was over two years ago. Gunner and Radiance had flown from star system to star system, escaping the Hutts wrath. When word got out that a low life scoundrel had so easily conned a Hutt, the Hutts were enraged. Rumor was that Jabba had his cousin Irkma thrown into the Sarlac Pit. A huge bounty was put on both Gunner and Radiance's heads.

Gunner came back to the present, as the Rodian dealer was asking him if he wanted to place a bet. Gunner placed a tenth of his winnings on 26 blue, which he knew he'd lose. That was usually Gunners way of gambling. Win big but also lose small to draw attention away from his powers.

After losing that round Gunner collected his winnings and began to leave the Rodian casino. As Gunner left the casino he thought back to his younger days learning to be a smuggler. Gunner was raised as a smuggler. His mother, Sara, took Gunner to live with her and her brother, Captain Remy LeRaine, on his ship The Starlight's Gambit. Uncle Remy taught Sara and Gunner the ways of being a smuggler.

His mother took some time getting used to this new lifestyle. Before this she was married to Gunners father, a Jedi Knight, William "Bill" Cloudburst. Bill was a great warrior, who taught Gunner the ways of the force until Gunner was seven years old. Bill was killed by Darth Vader. The story was that Bill had cut down twenty storm troopers and had taken over a half dozen laser blasts before he was cut down by Vader himself.

When word had gotten back to Gunners mother, she fled, changing her and Gunners name back to LeRaine, then she sought shelter from the one person she could trust, her brother Remy.

While his mother took time getting used to this lifestyle, Gunner on the other hand had fallen in love with it. He loved the adventure of it, he loved the idea of breaking the Empires laws and his uncle Remy taught him everything about not only being a smuggler but being a criminal.

As Gunner walked through the ship docks he came across a Wanted poster of an old friend/rival of his, Han Solo. Gunner thought back to his younger days when him and Han would be hired for the same missions, be chasing the same girl or just arguing with each other as they gambled each other. Han learned quickly not to bother gambling with Gunner, but he never stopped arguing with him. Gunner wondered where Han was hiding out. Smiling Gunner thought to himself "Probably just hanging out at Mos Eisley, looking for some quick cash."

As Gunner walked away from the poster he felt a disturbance in the force. "Bounty hunters!" he said to himself. He ran back to the ship, his mind on Radiance.

When Gunner got back to The Lucky Sparrow he saw immediately it was badly damaged with laser blasts and a big gaping hole in the side, with exposed wires dangling from it, hissing at the ground.

Gunner ran to his ship screaming "Radiance! Where are you?"

"You won't find her in there." said a robotic voice to his right.

Gunner drew his blaster on the robot, a crimson colored 3po protocol droid.

"Where is she?" Gunner screamed at the crimson droid.

"An associate of ours has her." the droid answered.

"Ours?" Gunner quickly picked up on the droids slip.

Just then Gunner heard a roar from above him.Looking up Gunner see's a huge black furred Wookie jump down at Gunner from the ship. The Wookie grabbed Gunner and slammed him to the side of the ship. The Wookie had black fur with a white stripe that went down the middle. His right face, shoulder and arm, which was holding Gunner, were cybernetic.Gunner had heard about this cybrog Wookie and his protocol droid. The Wookie was a savage.

"I am X3po and this is my master Raikor the Ravager." the droid informed Gunner. "Your accomplice is safely with our associate Boba.."

"Fett has Radiance?" Gunner screamed.

With all his rage and will Gunner summons the force to pull a nearby swinging electrified wire from his ship right into Raikors metallic, cyborg arm. Using the force to escape Raikors grip right before the wire hits Raikor, Gunner rolls away from the electrified Wookie and grabs his blaster, pointing it at X3po.

"Where is Boba?" Gunner demands.

"Slave 1, his ship." X3po replies.

"Where?" Gunner demands again.

"To the east side of the docking bay. You can't miss it." X3po cries, his hands in the air. "Please don't shoot.."

BEEOORP!

Gunner blasts X3po in the face before running off for Slave 1.

As Gunner arrives at the Slave 1 he see's Radiance kneeling down in the middle of the docking station, surrounded on all sides by large crates. He see's she's tied with chains as he runs toward her, blinded by love to any danger.

He's stopped by a laser blast at his feet. Gunner looks up to see Boba Fett on top of one of the large crates, pointing his laser rifle at Gunner.

"Surrender!" the bounty hunter demands.

Gunner points his blaster at Boba and fires. Boba quickly dodges the blast.

As Gunner takes aim to shoot at Boba again, his blaster is suddenly pulled from his grasp. Gunner looks in horror as Darth Vader strolls out of the shadows of the crates, flanked by about thirty storm troopers.

Gunner falls to his knees as Darth Vader uses his force grip to choke Gunner. Gunner looks at Radiance, love and sorrow fill his body.

"Please! Please don't hurt her." Gunner chokes out.

Vader coldly looks from Gunner to Radiance. "Ah, young love. I will spare the Twi'lek girls life. She will be given to Boba Fett."

Gunner couldn't bare the thought. Boba would take her back to the Hutts. "No.. not that. Please!" Gunner screams out.

"Boba has earned his reward. He was the one who informed me of where you were." Vader explained to Gunner, ignoring his pleas. "You've eluded me your entire life, young Cloudburst. Using your powers to break the law and benefit yourself."

Vader draws his light saber.

Gunner LeRaine closes his eyes. He uses the power of the force in his unique way. He see's into the future. It's a gift that had helped him when he gambled so often.

Gunner looks to his own future, it's grim and ends soon. He then looks into Radiance's future. His heart breaks as he see's her dancing for Jabba the Hutt. He see's Jabba make advances towards her, which she refuses. Jabba opens a trap door under her feet. Then the claws and teeth of the Rancor. A cruel fate.

Vader raises his light saber to execute Gunner. Gunner opens his eyes and smiles crazily at Vader.

"I see your future." he says.

Vader hesitates.

"I have to say, you deserve worse for everything you've done. Doesn't matter. You're basically dead already, aren't you?" Gunners face is filled with a maniacal rage. He looks at Boba Fett, who uses his jet pack to fly down next to Vader. Gunner laughs. "He gets it worse. ha ha. Oh, I wouldn't want your fate Boba, ha Ha ha." Looking back at Vader with blood lust. "You all die. You, the Emperor, ALL OF YOU. The Empire will FALL!"

VUUMMM!!!

With one downward swing of his light saber, Vader ends Gunner LeRaine.

Vader looks down at Gunners body and coldly states "Everything dies!"

Epilogue

The Starlight's Gambit flies through space, piloted by Captain Remy LeRaine. His sister, Sara sits next to him, holding a bundle in her arms. The bundle is a baby girl, half Twi'lek, half human. Her name is Star LeRaine. She begins to cry.

Her grandmother Sara comforts the baby girl. "Shhh, it's okay little Star. The Empire will never get to you. Your parents made sure of that."

“I am Loman Terrix!” I said to the others who crowded the turbolift “I am the terror of Utapau! The slayer of many!”

The five others barely acknowleged my presecence. I had seen some before, knew others by reputation: Dengar, Bossk, IG-88, Zuckuss and the infamous Boba Fett. We had all come out of the woodwork to claim the bounty on someone called Solo.

“You can all leave now!” I told them “The bounty is mine!”

“Shut! Up!” barked Boba Fett as the lift shuddered to a halt and the door opened. Zuckuss stepped out first followed by Dengar, as Fett went to leave I grabbed him by the shoulder and spun him around.

“You should be careful who you…”

My words ended as Boba Fett raised his disintergrator pistol and hit me in the chest, turning it into brittle ash. I fell forward and collapsed on the ground trying to suck in air. Bossk stepped over me chuckling. I gasped like a dehydrated Mon Calamari. Admiral Piet’s words sent me off into the cold abyss

“Bounty hunters! We don’t need their scum"

@wildvine:

"What was this wretched specimen?" Madame Techia asked, curiously, starring at the charred, tormented creature on the operating table. Perhaps, charred remains would have been more appropriate, as it stubbornly clung to life. She couldn't help but respect its drive to live. To continue on, regardless of the cost. Behind her, her companion Adalric's joints wheezed quietly as he crossed her arms. He was one of her first upgrades, and he was outlasting some of the modern droids being assembled. A testament of her skills in the field of bio-mechanics.

"Lord Vader is human." Plapentine rasped. "No complicated alien appendages to replicate."

"This will require radical tissue augmentation." She said thoughtfully, and felt for her pipe out of reflex, then remembered where she was. This would require less work then Grievous had, but this time she would have to implant some mech-organic organs. Something like excitement flashed across her human eye. Her robot eye simply glowed. "have him sent to the medical wing immediately." She turned and walked away, her cape fluttered behind her. Adalric fell into line three steps behind her, as he always did.

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The room was improperly lighted, but the medi-droids needed no light, and she needed little with her robotic eye. "Throat lining is burned, will have to remove much of it. Start removing his skin." She told a medi-bot. "Its unsalvageable. Ready the skinthetic replacement." His lungs were barely functional. She would need to recreate his entire breathing system. New lungs, bio-filters, resperator. Do to the complexity of the the system, and the technology at hand, the breathing mask would have to be nigh unremovable. The limbs would be relatively easy to replace, as such technology already existed. She would leave such mundane tasks to the medi-droids. She slowly reclosed his chest, and felt a pang of jealousy, that he had endured such extensive surgery. She could only imagine the exquisite pain he would feel later. "Adalric, have you recorded this surgery for future viewing?"

Adalric waved his hand in front of his face to indicate the affirmative. "Good, then we'll let ourselves out. The droids can finish this." Adalric put two fingers to his mask, above hi left eye, a question. "I trust Palpentine as far as I can toss him. About twenty feet by my estimate." She flexed a robot hand. "But today was productive for us both. Vader here will live on," Shecarrased her robot hand down his arm. "A god among men. And I have advanced the possibilities of surgical technology. I am one step closer to immortality Adalric. One big step closer." Adalric bowed deeply as she passed, and fell into line three steps behind her, as he always did.

I, Shadow and Making Up

By: Allie Ho

A cry of outrage shattered the peace of an otherwise tidy room. Inside, a completely hair razed man towered over a shorter with a noir mane dame.

Oh I’m sorry, I forgot to introduce things. The tidy room is in the , the man that has no hair is Master Mace Windu, and the lady? The Jedi Knight Mei Dei who is I. I’ll explain things later on.

“What!” That was the word which started me on a roll.

“Why do you want to send me on a mission because you were mad at someone else?” I protested with a hint of a whine.

The master chuckled, “Because you haven’t gone on a mission since the Clone Wars ended and you need that exercise.”

“Hey, I’ve been very busy. I’m working on helping in the Library and just so you know, there are more books there than all the Jedi that there were. Besides, my master and the Councillor won’t allow it.”

My master is the fun but really serious Jedi Master, Yoda and the Councillor is Councillor Palpatine for some reason. I don’t get why he liked me when I was talking like a Holonet newscast channel, never-ending and sometimes very annoying

“Well I think Master Yoda approves, in fact he’s designed harder exercises for younglings when I was one and Palpatine…”, he paused for a second, “he’s just a councillor and isn’t in charge of your missions or anyone else’s.” His tone of voice grew colder but ebbed like a pasting tide.

“Let me repeat the mission again for you personally, you’ll be infiltrating a Separatist ship and destroy it. Why? It’s one of the key ships and it has a person we want to Count out.”

“Dooku. Really, he’s still alive?” I exclaimed, Windu gave me a strong nod.

“Yes, now get going before he heads back towards his stronghold.” He sounded a bit uncomfortable.

“Yes, Master.” I gave a curt nod and ran towards my gunship, Curator in the hanger. It took a few ignitions for the stubborn ship to fire up but when it did, it purred and I input the coordinates and it bounced out of the Coruscanti sky and into hyperspace.

Now, here’s some time for a little history on the Curator. It was a gift from the Councillor who bought it fresh and directly from a Corellian factory. Now how he could afford that amount of credits is mysterious along with me often being stalked and receiving a salary from him.

The ship jumped out of hyperspace 3 minutes after entering it, enough to change my appearance completely. Within seconds, I completed the boring universal procedures for starships boarding bigger ones: comming the ship, give access codes, let them open a spare port and get out of ship.

The ship’s bridge crashed to the ground, I jumped a bit but I whipped myself to walk into the hanger overflowing with droids and up into the den of the Sith.

In fact, it was very easier done than thought, other than a few stale stares from droids, it looked normal for a carrier, with the chaos of moving engineers and pilots scrambling to tend to arriving ships, broken ship parts and departing ones. I gave a quick prayer that when I destroyed the ship, their deaths would be quick.

I moved towards each door and elevator and every second loosened my nervousness and allowed me to strategize what to do when I enter.

I reached his main chambers and at the doors were a few droids. I used the Force and whispered to them what I want them to do and say and they let me in.

A few seconds later, my plan evaporated almost immediately, turns out the main reactor of the ship is also in the room which he’s in, surrounded by hundreds of operators and droids. I smiled and did the most logical thing I could do at that point, I made up a whopper so big that’s believable and shouted it throughout the entire room.

“A Republic fleet is coming, a Republic fleet is coming!” I repeated the phrase causing reactions ranging from turned heads to some screaming. I around and made an intentional bump into the Count itself, who is a lot bulkier than he looks. His eyes became calculating and hostile.

“What seems to be the problem?” I threw out a small sound, somewhere between the howl of a Wookie and the mating call of a bantha. “Hello, I’m a friend of Ventress and I work in the department that doesn’t exist.”

His ears perked up and dismissed everyone in the room besides me.

“Really, Ventress has friends?” He mused over the words. “It’s not what you think of sir, I’m closer to a close acquaintance due to her line of work.” I blurt out; hoping he’s doesn’t catch too much knowledge.

“And what does Miss Ventress tell you?” He asked in a deliberate slow voice. “Oh not much, she says that it’s messy and may look bad and there’s no insurance but her salary and bonuses are great.”

“I’m glad to hear it but there’s one question I have to ask you.” “Yes.” “If you’re a spy, then why are you wearing a pilot’s uniform-”

That’s enough chit-chat even for a talker like me, I was planning to come up with excuses for those but I’m out of time so I whipped out my trusty lightsaber and as a guy who wrote how to duel, he knew and blocked my shot.

“I always knew you felt.” He swung his lightsaber around in a deadly arc, “Yeah, yeah. If you had half a brain you would’ve picked my signature a while ago when I went in.” I parried and cartwheeled towards the reactor. I spoke with him no more, instead I went on to create chaos and take away his Force advantage by breaking anything that’s big and can be detachable while he pursued me, saving me some energy. His strokes are pure strategic and with him always trying to find weak spots but I just keep my distance and try to wear him down which is difficult. “If he wasn’t a Sith and creating his own party, I’ve been impressed

Finally, I try something that’s pure idiocy, and bordering on lunacy. I Force pushed myself backwards into the reactor shell with a sharp snap from my back and attached several bombs onto it. I also dropped a little piece of paper onto the floor and before he can run out of the room run to the hanger and fly the ship out of the dock. When I just about to start the hyperspace drive, a glorious iron red explosion rocked space. I smiled and hit the button back to safe haven.

“So what did you write on that note?” Mace Windu asked after I recounted the story. “I wrote ‘This ship will explode in ten seconds and Master Yoda doesn’t miss you’ with a rough sketch of Yoda sticking his tongue out.” I began to laugh and he joined in seconds later.

“Now,” I said to the ceiling, “I truly know what being a shadow and making up things can really save me.” I gave a lopsided grin and went back to my room.

Votes:

dngn4774: 1 votes

Gruiel: 1 votes

cbishop: 2 votes

stumpy49er: 3 votes

batkevin74: 1 votes

wildvine: 1 votes

Allie_Ho: 0 votes

What are you waiting for? Anyone can vote including the contestants themselves for anyone in the contest.

Voting will preferably end a week from now, March 18, 2013 @ 0:00:00. Let's get cracking!

#2 Posted by 4donkeyjohnson (1634 posts) - - Show Bio

@Allie_Ho: My vote goes to it was short, excellent and just enough original, tied into what actually happened in The Empire Strikes Back. I did also like tale also. Well done to you all!

#3 Edited by dngn4774 (2792 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm voting for @stumpy49er

#4 Posted by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

My vote is for .

, I liked yours, because the death came even quicker and more unexpected than it did to my character - that made me laugh.

I dug yours, as always - the character fit in well with the SW universe.

, your character had just the right arrogance to him to turn Sith. Nice writing.

, I apologize I was unable to find time for your request to help on the grammar. I'd like to have seen what your character did with all of his Earth training, and what kind of advantage it gave him later.

, you write an interesting "quirky" character. I didn't really expect it for SW, but now that I think about it, I don't know why I wouldn't - Han Solo is in that same category, in a way.

I'm looking forward to seeing who wins, and to seeing you guys in the next contest. Okay, it's time for me to go to bed. I've got a midnight shift to work tonight.

, , , , if you folks wouldn't mind, how 'bout reading through the entries and casting a vote? We'd much appreciate it. :)

#5 Posted by RazzaTazz (9490 posts) - - Show Bio

I like them all, but will go with Wildvine

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#6 Posted by batkevin74 (10427 posts) - - Show Bio

@Allie_Ho: Voting time!

Well as always MINE was sheer brilliance...okay I kid, it was a rush job. This is hard but my vote goes to.... with an honourable mention to (Everything dies! great ending)

#7 Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k (3720 posts) - - Show Bio

Good stories. Cbishop had the funniest ending.

s character, being from Earth, stands out from the rest of them. Which is why he gets my vote.

#8 Posted by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

Can you pin this, please? (No wonder there's not many voters replying)

#9 Edited by stumpy49er (609 posts) - - Show Bio

My vote goes to

Bolphunga the Unrelenting.

#10 Posted by dngn4774 (2792 posts) - - Show Bio

My character is set from Star Wars The Old Republic timeline. He existed 3000+ years prior to the events of the Star Wars movies so he probably died before Alderaan was destroyed. I'm surprised that no else did an SWTOR character.

#11 Posted by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

@stumpy49er said:

My vote goes to

Woohoo! Thanks. And I was hoping folks would find the end funny. Nice to know it made a few laugh. :)

@dngn4774 said:

My character is set from Star Wars The Old Republic timeline. He existed 3000+ years prior to the events of the Star Wars movies so he probably died before Alderaan was destroyed. I'm surprised that no else did an SWTOR character.

If anyone else was like me, they weren't really all that familiar with the SW universe, beyond the movies. I have a passing familiarity with them, and I haven't seen the movies since the re-releases, back in...what?...the '90's? (Before that, I saw the originals in the theatre, and maybe a couple times on video.) I had to look some characters up here on CV, to get an understanding of their history, but finally just winged it with Boba Fett, because I always liked him. :)

#12 Posted by batkevin74 (10427 posts) - - Show Bio

So a rough scoreboard is:

2 votes

2 votes

and myself 1 vote each

#13 Posted by stumpy49er (609 posts) - - Show Bio

@dngn4774 said:

My character is set from Star Wars The Old Republic timeline. He existed 3000+ years prior to the events of the Star Wars movies so he probably died before Alderaan was destroyed. I'm surprised that no else did an SWTOR character.

My bad. I get confused sometimes with Star Wars timeline.

#14 Posted by wildvine (8429 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm surprised I got a vote. ^_^

#15 Posted by Gruiel (29 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm surprised I'd got a voted.

#16 Posted by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74 said:

So a rough scoreboard is:

2 votes

2 votes

and myself 1 vote each

Where are you seeing a 2nd vote for me? stumpy49er and ___?

#17 Posted by batkevin74 (10427 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop said:

@batkevin74 said:

So a rough scoreboard is:

2 votes

2 votes

and myself 1 vote each

Where are you seeing a 2nd vote for me? stumpy49er and ___?

Well I did say it was rough...I think you're correct, and after checking back you are also on ONE with us, stumpy's on 2

#18 Posted by Liberty (9192 posts) - - Show Bio

I vote cbishop

#19 Posted by tomdickharry1984 (834 posts) - - Show Bio

stumpY49 ftw!

#20 Posted by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

@Liberty: Thanks, Liberty! Much appreciated! :D

#21 Edited by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

or : can you pin this please, and unpin the contest thread? This voting round is suffering a bit. Thanks.

, , , , , : we could use some more voters for this round. How 'bout giving a read and picking a favorite, would you? Just 5,639 total words to read this time. Thanks. :)

#22 Posted by batkevin74 (10427 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop said:

, , , , : we could use some more voters for this round. How 'bout giving a read and picking a favorite, would you? Thanks. :)

Hear hear!

Also if you get time in your busy schedules to have a read over our little FF comp to help decide a winner (your vote CAN and WILL make a difference) that'd be awesome!

#23 Posted by The Poet (8299 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop: apologises. Been away (actually will be away one more day, but I'm here to see things are running well). done

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#24 Posted by batkevin74 (10427 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet: And you voted for me, that's excellent thanks :)

#25 Posted by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet: Thanks.

@batkevin74 said:

@The Poet: And you voted for me, that's excellent thanks :)

Nice try.

You need to fix your vote count. I only have 2 votes.

#26 Posted by batkevin74 (10427 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop said:

You need to fix your vote count. I only have 2 votes.

Yeah don't trust my counting, it was rough and all over the shop and certainly not official in any way shape or form! :)

As for @cbishop said:

@The Poet: And you voted for me, that's excellent thanks :)

As I often say, when id doubt:

#27 Edited by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74 said:

As I often say, when id doubt:

Hey, thanks, batkev'. I really appreciate it. :)

#28 Posted by stumpy49er (609 posts) - - Show Bio

@tomdickharry1984: Awesome! Thanks for the vote. :)

#29 Posted by batkevin74 (10427 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop: Bwhahahahahahaha

#30 Posted by The Poet (8299 posts) - - Show Bio

I'll ACTUALLY vote before the deadline but not today...

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#31 Posted by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

@batkevin74 said:

@cbishop: Bwhahahahahahaha

;)

#32 Edited by Pyrogram (35143 posts) - - Show Bio

stumpy49er after some thought.

#33 Posted by stumpy49er (609 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram: Thank you! Since I don't write as often as I should, I'm honored when people think what I wrote is good, or even decent.

#34 Posted by Pyrogram (35143 posts) - - Show Bio

@stumpy49er: No problem dude, close between you, bishop and wildvine though :P

#35 Posted by Pyrogram (35143 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop: Ima post in the next contest!

#36 Posted by stumpy49er (609 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram said:

@stumpy49er: No problem dude, close between you, bishop and wildvine though :P

Fair enough. Theirs were good! :)

Reading back over my own story, I definitely see where I could have made improvements. Ah well, learn as you go. Like I say, I must get into the habit of writing more.

#37 Posted by Pyrogram (35143 posts) - - Show Bio

@stumpy49er: I'd be happy to read your work ^_^ Good luck!

#38 Posted by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram said:

@cbishop: Ima post in the next contest!

Uh-huh.

#39 Posted by Pyrogram (35143 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop: Promise 0_0

#40 Edited by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

@Pyrogram said:

@cbishop: Promise 0_0

;)

(I've been trying to get the 2nd image to load for 20 moth******n minutes now. I hate this f*****g site sometimes! Arghh!)

#41 Posted by Pyrogram (35143 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop: hahaah xD

#42 Posted by batkevin74 (10427 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop said:

@Pyrogram said:

@cbishop: Promise 0_0

;)

(I've been trying to get the 2nd image to load for 20 moth******n minutes now. I hate this f*****g site sometimes! Arghh!)

Ha ha ha

#43 Posted by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

Barring a last minute voting rush, early congrats to - looking forward to the next contest.

#44 Posted by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

: Are you going to make it official? Declare the winner, so can tell us to celebrate! lol

#45 Posted by The Poet (8299 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop: doesn't the OP say it ends the 18th? (I should say I'm declining on voting unless I'm needed since my mind is distracted a number of things...)

I'm willing to celebrate anyones victory (got the balloons and dancing girls ready) but I don't want to jump the gun...

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#46 Edited by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet said:

@cbishop: doesn't the OP say it ends the 18th? (I should say I'm declining on voting unless I'm needed since my mind is distracted a number of things...)

I'm willing to celebrate anyones victory (got the balloons and dancing girls ready) but I don't want to jump the gun...

Crud. You're right - I've been a day ahead of myself the last couple of days. I thought today was the 18th lol. Oops. Dur. :}

(Midnights will do that to you.)

#47 Posted by stumpy49er (609 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop: lol. Well, thanks anyways.

We'll see by midnight tonight.

#48 Posted by The Poet (8299 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, can't say @cbishop: doesn't make these contests interesting...even if he declares a winner before the ending of voting :P

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#49 Posted by cbishop (7200 posts) - - Show Bio

@The Poet said:

Well, can't say @cbishop: doesn't make these contests interesting...even if he declares a winner before the ending of voting :P

Well I did say "barring a last minute voting rush," lol. Haven't really seen that yet. Speaking of...have you voted yet? lol

#50 Posted by Pyrogram (35143 posts) - - Show Bio

@cbishop: I won my contest with a last minute rush :O