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At the Senate building, Governor Tarkin & Papatine continue discussing the ongoing War.


Governor Tarkin: …construction is slow but we are making progress. This project will take many years to complete. For the time being, it must remain confidential.

Chancellor Palpatine: Agreed. The political atmosphere is not right for an announcement of this magnitude.


Chancellor Palpatine: We will discuss this further at our next meeting. If you’ll excuse me, I have a guest waiting.

Governor Tarkin: Thank you for your time, Chancellor.

Chancellor Palpatine: Until next time, Governor.

Chancellor Palpatine: Welcome, Anakin. I’m pleased you were able to meet me on such short notice.

Chancellor Palpatine: Leave us.

Anakin Skywalker: I always have time for the Supreme Chancellor of the Republic.

Chancellor Palpatine: I was afraid the Council would have sent you on a mission by now.

Anakin Skywalker: I should be on my way to Adaven right now… if not for the Council…

Chancellor Palpatine: They’ve done something to upset you again. Are you alluding to the situation concerning Master Adi Gallia?

Anakin Skywalker: How do you…that is not public knowledge…

Chancellor Palpatine: My own…sources…informed me of the missing Clone battalion, led by Commander Deviss. Just because the Jedi try to hide this information, does not mean I am blind to what goes on in my Republic.

Anakin Skywalker: We don’t know if Master Gallia is any danger…but…

Chancellor Palpatine: We both know her fine character, Anakin. She is not one to forget her responsibilities. If she has not contacted anyone by now, then something must have happened to her. It disappoints me that the Council did not select you for this important assignment.

Anakin Skywalker: The Council doesn’t believe I can control my “emotions”. They are sending Aayla Secura, instead.

Chancellor Palpatine: I’m sure they are looking out for your best interests, Anakin. However, the Council is not without flaws themselves.

Chancellor Palpatine: Unfortunately, the Jedi Council has become very arrogant. It’s understandable, considering all the power they have acquired during this War. But even the younglings display their arrogance, thinking of themselves as Jedi Knights. It makes my job very difficult.

Anakin Skywalker: They do their best, Chancellor. They try to be optimistic, including Obi-Wan. But I will admit, it is not the Jedi Way to keep a secret from the Senate.

Chancellor Palpatine: Nor is it right to withhold this information from me. You must trust your feelings, Anakin. You should have been selected to go to Adaven. You should be on the frontlines right now winning the War. And more importantly, you should be on the Council by now.

Anakin Skywalker: I know it is only a matter of time before that happens. Even Obi-Wan tells me to be patient. My only concern right now is Master Gallia.

Chancellor Palpatine: Oh, I agree. She must be found. But you are a wise and powerful Jedi, Anakin. You have more than proven yourself. The Republic will forever be in debited to you. It only makes sense that the Jedi Council should show you the same respect.

Anakin Skywalker: Thank you, Chancellor. I appreciate your kind words.

Chancellor Palpatine: Very soon the Council will realize how powerful you have become. Until then, we shall respect their decision and hope it is for the best.

Meanwhile, back at the Jedi Temple.

Aayla Secura: I will get to the bottom of this plot quickly, Master. I’ll be back here in no time.

Yoda: Cautious, you must be, Aayla. More going on at Adaven than we know.

Aayla Secura: Yes, Master Yoda. I will make contact as soon as I find something.

Yoda: May the Force be with you.

Aayla Secura: And also with you.

Commander Bly: General Secura, the Kimcharise is ready to depart.

Aayla Secura: Very good, Commander. Does Oddball have the coordinates?

Commander Bly: Yes, General. All of the equipment has been loaded as well. I would still recommend we take more men.

Aayla Secura: Thank you for your concern, Commander. But we are only on a reconnaissance mission. If we need more troops, we will call for them as needed.

Commander Bly: I have selected two of my best men, Tau and Rho, just as you requested. They have never let me down.

Aayla Secura: We shall be in good company then.

Commander Oddball: General Secura, it is an honor to have you aboard the Kimcharise.

Aayla Secura: Good to see you again, Oddball. Ready for another adventure?

Commander Oddball: Always! If you’re ready, General, we’ll leave immediately.

Aayla Secura: You can relax, Commander Bly. We still have to rendez-vous with a Republic starship.

Commander Bly: Yes, General. I am just anxious to begin our new assignment. Hopefully, we will be allowed to complete this one.

Aayla Secura: I’m sure we will. Hopefully, with a happy ending……

Yoda: Leave, another Jedi does………return, she must……

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