One In A Million: The Story of Commander Reek . I'll get a picture, just waiting for Faelo. Oh, and thanks to him. . The War was tough. I lost many of my best men, all to save the lives on Jedi we would kill anyway. That first battle was the toughest. I was brand new, ready to prove myself to the galaxy. I felt invincible, as most new troops do when they are sent into battle for the first, and possibly last, time. That feeling of invincibility was gone the second I landed on a dusty Outer Rim planet that would soon be the graves of many of my brothers. What I saw as my LAAT touched down was horrific: men lying in pools of their own blood, being stomped into the dust by soulless, mechanical heels. Fortunately for me, my squad was assigned to clear the Execution Arena of droids and wipe out any important Separatist members. This is where my story begins...
Our whole squad, or what was left of it, met in the Arena's catacombs to be briefed. Our Lieutenant was a strict man when the need arised, but I respected him as a leader, and learned that to the fullest extent when we worked together in later life.
The squad split up, CT-1096 to the last known position of a very high ranking Geonosian, CT-4309 to the landing pad with explosives to destroy escape ships, My lieutenant went to kill off the droids that were left, and I was sent to clear the execution animal cages. I did not expect anything to be there, as I assumed that they were all dead from the Arena Battle.
At first I though I got the easy job, I was wrong. At first I thought I was done and was going to leave.
I heard a grunting sound deeper in the area. I thought it was a wounded animal, so I went in to put it out of its misery.
As I walked deeper into the animal area, and there before me stood a massive animal at least a few meters tall, chewing on a certainly tasteless droid carapace.
I do not know how I did it.My adrenaline was pumping, and, with all my might, aimed the best I could, and shot a laser bolt that seemed to be in slow-mo. I prayed it would find its mark...
With a grunt, the giant beast stumbled and fell to its side. I was frozen.
My squad found me very quickly. They were amazed at what i'd done. I said that i'd accomplished my mission, and found out that trooper CT-1096 single handedly took out a Geonosion general and had his golden vibroblade as proof.
As we were about to meet up with our commander, my Lieutenant pulled me aside and informed me that we were both to be transferred to Kamino to participate in a new training program that encouraged individuality in clones. That promotion would lead me to the greatest peril I would ever see...