Date: 2001 ABY Location: The <i>Rebellion</i>, Enroute to Coruscant
About this creation
Yurren Relm cleared his throat to call a silence over the expectant men and women gathered before him. With a quick wave of his hand he turned on the holo-table before him and called up the 3D image of Coruscant. He turned and smiled at the President and she stepped gracefully forwards.
Thou Siin: "Firstly, let me thank you all for coming away from your commands to be here. We have been fighting this war for one year now. In that year we have made great progress, especially on the Outer Rim where we have liberated hundreds of planets. from the grip of the Sith. Now, however, we have a real chance to strike a blow against the Empire. Master Relm?"
Yurren Relm: "Thank you, President."
Yurren turned to the gathered Jedi and indicated the map.
Yurren Relm: "thanks to the information provided by Masters Ames Victur and Uuma Gee we have a complete record of the orbital defences that surround Coruscant. With the help of our spies we have managed to compile a map of the key district which we must secure, including the Imperial Palace and the ruins of the Senate and Jedi Temple."
Yurren pointed each structure out on the map.
Yurren Relm: "Along with the other obvious targets, it is of great importance that we secure these locations as each one will cripple the Imperial defences. We must make the most of the element of surprise so I am splitting our forces."
Yurren Relm: "Master Gee, Commander Dawn and myself will lead our main forces through the streets and secure the Senate and then the Imperial Palace."
Uuma Gee: "Wesa can do that for yousa!"
Yurren Relm: "In the meantime, Master Wasin and Master Victur will lead a small force to secure the Imperial Palace whilst we draw their forces away."
Yurren Relm: "As i said, we must make use of the element of surprise. As such we will need to drop our troops immediately. Master Soru and Master Quan will therefore fly fighter escort for the transports before returning to lead the space battle. Does everyone understand?"
Jedi: "Yes, Master!"
Thou Siin: "I do not need to tell you all how important this mission is. May the Force be with us all."
Coruscant, Imperial Palace.
Darth Cathix marched into her chambers, her face etched with worry.
Darth Cathix: "Lord Saskil! Have we had any word from Lord Zard?"
Lord Saskil: "None, My Lord."
Cathix spat a curse as she strode over to the arched windows.
Lord Saskil: "My Lord, you have a call from the Emperor."
Before Cathix could stop him Saskil reached down and activated the holoprojector.
Emperor Algren: "Darth Cathix, has your agent returned yet?"
Darth Cathix: "No... No, My Lord, he has not."
Emperor Algren: "A pity. I would hope that he arrives before I do. I do dislike having to wait."
Darth Cathix: "He will be here, My Lord."
Emperor Algren: "Yes, he had better be."
As Saskil shut the small device off, Cathix snatched the Sith in a Force Choke.
Darth Cathix: "You think that funny, Saskil?"
Lord Saskil: "My Lord!"
Darth Cathix: "Don't ever surprise me with a call from the Emperor again!"
Suddenly warning claxons began to sound throughout the Palace. Cathix dropped the Sith and turned away in surprise.
Darth Cathix: "What is it?"
The voice of the Imperial Commander filled her ears and her face fell.
Imperial Commander: "We are under attack!"
The streets of Coruscant, two hours into the siege.
Yurren Relm: "This is Grand Master Yurren Relm! All units push forward! We have them on the run!"
Commander Dawn: "Sir, they're falling back to transports. I suggest we break and regroup!"
Yurren Relm: "Very well, Commander."
Alpha Squad came to a halt in the street and set about checking their weapons.
Uuma Gee: "Wesa doing well! Empire thinking wesa weaker than we are."
Yurren Relm: "Overconfidence has always been the Sith's downfall."
A low humming noise suddenly filled the air and Dawn's eyes widened.
Commander Dawn: "Incoming!"
The Imperial speeder pulled up short, its driver pulling out his blaster and aiming at Yurren.
Uuma Gee: "Master Relm!"
Uuma tackled the Grand Master to the ground as Dawn fired an expertly placed shot that knocked the trooper from his bike.
Yurren scrambled over to roll Uuma Gee onto his back. In winced as he saw the black scorch mark from where the Imperial's blaster had struck the Jedi Knight squarely in the chest.
Yurren Relm: "Uuma..."
Uuma Gee: "It's ok, Master Relm... Yousa more important than mesa... Besides, mesa had a good run!"
Yurren Relm: "You did indeed, my friend. May the Force be with you."
Yurren stood slowly as he slid the Gungan's eyes shut.
Commander Dawn: "I'm sorry General. What happens now?"
Yurren Relm: "We keep fighting."
Yurren Relm: "We fight for freedom. We fight to secure the Galaxy."
Yurren Relm: "Whether we fight alone or together, it does not matter. We just have to fight for them. For the ones that we have lost."
Yurren Relm: "And if we win, it will not be our victory. No, this victory will belog to Uuma, and to all the men and women who have given their lives to defend the galaxy. We fight for them!"
Darth Cathix stared out of her window as the Republic forces surrounded the Imperial Palace.
Darth Cathix: "It's over. Coruscant has fallen."
Darth Cathix: "We have lost everything. And it is all my fault."
darth Cathix: "I tried to do too much. I have ruined everything. skil, what must I do to make this right?"
Saskil pressed his lightsaber to Cathix's back and activated the weapon.
Lord Saskil: "You can do nothing. You have failed us all."
As Cathix's dead body fell to the floor Saskil pulled out his holoprojector and made the call to the Emperor.
Lord Saskil: "My Lord, Darth Cathix is dead. The Republic has been victorious here."
Emperor Algren: "It matters not. We will allow the Republic this small victory but they do not realise what they have unleashed."
Lord Saskil: "Yes, My Lord."
Emperor Algren: "You have done well. Cathix was a fool who needed to be removed. Return to Dromund Kaas, I expect to see you soon, DARTH Saskil."