The Photonovel Alliance
DARK ILLUSIONSChapter 32



In the days since the Jedi Council decided to form a task force to rescue Saesee Tiin, Commander Gree was instructed to direct the Mission Briefing of the Oner System.


    



Commander Gree: Thank you for coming to this important briefing. We must be prepared for what awaits us in the Oner System.


    



Commander Gree: We have assembled a specialized Strike Team, that will no doubt be successful in rescuing General Tiin, and hopefully, ending this War.





Commander Gree: With the cooperation of the Jedi, our Strike Team will be separated into teams, each with it’s own objective…





Obi-Wan Kenobi: (whispering) You’re late.

Anakin Skywalker: (whispering) Something came up. Won’t happen again.






Anakin Skywalker: (whispering) Besides, what’s there to know, Master? Just point me in the direction of Dooku, and I’ll handle the rest.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: (whispering) Very funny, Anakin……now pay attention!






Commander Gree: Each team will be led by a Clone Commander and several Jedi. The timing of this mission is critical to the success of all objectives, including the rescue of General Tiin.





Commander Gree: The ground assault will be conducted by the 212th Attack Battalion, led by Commander Cody. They’ve just returned from a successful campaign. Congratulations and welcome back.





Commander Cody: Thank you, Commander Gree.





Commander Gree: Since preliminary reports indicated that General Tiin is being held in the jungles of Oner, I will be directly involved in the rescue operation. I will be accompanied by three members of the Elite Corps.





Commander Gree: Psi, Chi, and Phi are three of the best the Elite Corps has to offer.





Commander Gree: The air campaign will be led by Commander Oddball.





Commander Gree: Commander Oddball will provide cover fire and secondary troops as needed.





Commander Gree: The Oner System, for those who are not familiar with it, is made up of various terrains, including grassy plains, freezing mountains, and dense jungles. A relatively unknown system in the Outer Rim.





Commander Gree: However, that quickly changed with the discovery of the Crystal Mines about five years ago. The unlimited supply of crystal quickly gave way to non-stop excavations that destroyed much of the land on Oner.





Commander Gree: The solid crystals caverns became a valuable commodity to everyone in the Galaxy, including the Trade Federation. Constant battle for control of the system, and specifically the Crystal Mines, has led to the extinction of the native Onerians.





Commander Gree: It is rumored that Count Dooku’s family on Serreno invested in the Crystal Mines. This could explain the Count’s presence there now.





Commander Gree: Yes, Commander?

Commander Cody: What of the reports about rancors living in the Oner System?






Commander Gree: Unfortunately, the reports are true. As part of the ongoing battle for control of Oner, several rancors were transported to Oner to specifically kill the people of Oner. With the natives wiped out, Oner would be ripe for the taking.





Commander Gree: It remains a mystery who coordinated the delivery of the rancors. The little we know of what happened once the rancors were delivered is based on the news archives during that time.





Commander Gree: However, something went wrong during the delivery. Several rancors escaped their cages prematurely, killing everyone, including the transporters. Even more curious is the fact that no one claimed ownership of Oner after the incident. The Crystal Mines have remained untouched for the past several years.





Commander Gree: Ever since that incident, the rancors have lived in isolation. Having completely wiped out the population of Oner, we presume their numbers have decreased over time. Unfortunately, we do not have a count on how many still exist today, so be cautious.





Commander Gree: Based on the last transmissions of the doomed Avenger, the Separatists’ base is deep within the jungles of Oner. Too deep to attack by air and only accessible by foot. Most likely General Tiin is being held there, by Count Dooku or General Grievous.





Commander Gree: Generals Windu and Fisto will assist the Elite Corps in rescuing General Tiin.





Commander Gree: Meanwhile, the 212th Attack Battalion will attack the Separatists’ outside defenses.





Commander Gree: Generals Kenobi and Skywalker will be with them. Anyone who surrenders or is taken prisoner will be detained and questioned.





Anakin Skywalker: (whispering) Good, at least we get all the real action.

Obi-Wan Kenobi: ……






Commander Gree: Finally as a bid of caution, this siege may last several days. Please note the vegetation on Oner. Most of the plants are poisonous and what little vegetation is edible has most likely been contaminated by the Separatist Army. Be sure to carry enough rations.





Commander Gree: And with this, I bid everyone good luck. The Republic is depending on us. Dismissed!





Phi: Double-check all scanning equipment before we leave.

Psi & Chi: Yes, sir!






Kit Fisto: Good work, Commander. This information will serve us well.

Commander Gree: Thank you, General. The men are prepared for the task at hand.






Mace Windu: Commander, I have information from a secret operative already on Oner. His information may help us locate Saesee Tiin quickly. Please follow me…

Commander Gree: Of course……






Commander Cody: We depart in less than an hour. Get as much rest as you can between here and Oner. You may not get much once we arrive. I’ll see you on board.





Obi-Wan Kenobi: Commander Cody? Please allow me to formally introduce myself. I am Obi-Wan Kenobi and this is……

Anakin Skywalker: …his trusted bodyguard, Anakin Skywalker.






Commander Cody: Yes, of course, the famed Heroes of the Republic. With you guys on board, we are assured of victory. My men and I look forward to working with you.





Anakin Skywalker: The 212th Battalion also has made a name for itself during this War. That’s good news, Master! I won’t be the only one having to watch you!

Obi-Wan Kenobi: Watching me? Now wait just a minute…






Obi-Wan Kenobi: Let me give you fair warning about this young one, Cody. He is as reckless as he is confident. Be sure not to fire on him by mistake. Wouldn’t want to tarnish that “Hero” reputation, now would we, Anakin?

Anakin Skywalker: Oh very funny, Master.






Commander Cody: Don’t worry, General. The 212th will never let you down. Follow me on board and I’ll introduce you to the rest of the squad.



DARK ILLUSIONS
<<  Chapter 31 Chapter 32Chapter 33  >>
Brought to you by Longhorn


comments powered by Disqus

Top ]
© 2011-2016 — This site and this project are not affiliated with Lucasfilm, Disney, or Hasbro in any way, shape, or form.
E-mail the curator with questions or to submit a photo novel: photonovelalliance@gmail.com