The Photonovel Alliance
THE GUARDIANS OF PEACE AND JUSTICE
Episode i — PERSUASIVE TERROR
 << Previous || Part 2 ||  Next >>





As the morning daylight touches down upon the Jedi Temple…


    



Yoda offers a few words to Sifo-Dyas and his young apprentice, Nouk Kii.





“Leave your padawan behind you must, Sifo-Dyas,…





…not ready is he” he says.





As Nouk Kii protests, Sifo-Dyas agrees with Yoda…





“Master Yoda is right Nouk, this diplomatic mission is not for you. Your time will come.”





As the naval cruiser carrying the Jedi and the archaeologists to Dac departs…





The business district of Coruscant is teeming with activity.





Senator Gunray is hosting a group of powerful businessmen and politicians for an illegal secret meeting…





…the goal of which is to secure the votes in the senate needed to authorize the creation of a TRADE FEDERATION, an alliance of corporate entities with the benefit of having a private army.





The arms dealer Wat Tambor is there to present his Techno-Union’s newest weapon, for use in the Trade Federation’s security forces.





As the Foreman unveils the formidable new droid…





The prospective members of this Trade Federation delight in the idea of a powerful security force to insure their profits.





Chairman Tambor boasts, “The Destroyer features a personal shield, impervious to small-arms blaster fire…





…We have already delivered a set of prototypes to Cato Neimoidia, to provide heavy security for Senator Gunray’s trade ships.”





Ready to resume business, Senator Gunray addresses the parties “And so gentlemen, we only need one more vote on the commerce committee to make our Federation a reality.”





“Unfortunately there are those who oppose our right to defend our interests, our right to form an alliance,” warns Senator Gunray.





“If we can not trust one another gentlemen, then how are we to do business together?” he continues, looking directly at the Arconan senator Zen Hobaz.





As the Destroyer Droid powers up, Senator Gunray seethes “Some portend to be with us, but are in fact secretly undermining our efforts.”





And as Gunray continues his tirade, the Destroyer strikes down Senator Hobaz…





Leaving Senator Gunray to gloat over his body and continue “And this, dear associates, is what we do with our enemies…





…and now, I am quite certain the Mon Cal senator from Dac will cast his vote in our favor and make our Trade Federation a reality, the Mon Cal are sorely in need of a security force…”





Days later, as the naval cruiser makes its final approach into Dac…





The principals discuss the procedures of the landing.





As Admiral Mez and Captain Smeet coordinate the plans between the archaeologists and the Jedi…





The consular ship prepares to enter Dac’s atmosphere.





After the ship lands on a raised landing platform in the south polar region…





the Jedi take marine transport to the under-ocean city…





and make their way to the royal palace for their audience with Her Majesty, queen of the Mon Cal.





As the Jedi are shown into the audience chamber by Her Majesty’s royal guards…





Senator Reels and Governor De Melk offer greetings…





And They introduce Queen Seiya, ruler of the crustacean Mon Cal for one hundred generations.





As the highly evolved being emits her greeting with echoing tones from her ocean-connected habitat chamber…





the sounds are translated by the protocol droid TC-12.





“We bring greetings from the Jedi Temple, Your Majesty.” submits Master Dooku.





Governor De Melk then introduces the arriving Quarren representatives, and begins the meeting.





“It is obvious that the Quarren are intent on destroying the Mon Cal,” accuses the Governor.

“Our mineral ore exports have been disrupted, costing Her Majesty’s crown billions in Republic credits.”






“We condemn these barbaric acts,” Quarren representative Breetai angrily fires back “We have no control over these holy martyrs, it is the oppressive policies of this court that have created them!”





“Outrageous!” Senator Reels screams back, “It is you, the Quarren leadership, who are arming them!”





As the diplomats almost come to blows, Sifo-Dyas gets between them.





Suddenly, the Queen emits a deafening sound that echoes in the chamber…





As all parties turn toward the Queen, the protocol droid translates “Enough of this. We must restore order and resume commerce…





…Master Jedi—we require your assistance in discovering the culprits behind these attacks.”





As Master Dooku dutifully accepts Queen Seiya’s request, he turns to the Quarren representative to demand “We shall require your cooperation in learning the identities of the attackers as well.”





“We shall do everything we can… but the illegal Mon Cal occupation of our waters makes it difficult to garner much sympathy from ordinary Quarren” sneers the representative.





“We are not here to interfere in your politics, we only seek to help prevent further attacks against innocent civilians.” Master Dooku retorts.





Queen Seiya, speaking through her interpreter, orders her officials to provide guidance for the Jedi to begin their investigation…





…and warns the Quarren representatives that she will hold them personally responsible should the attacks turn out to have been facilitated by them.





After the audience, Master Dooku tells Sifo-Dyas “We must make contact with the Council, inform them of the situation.”




 << Previous || Part 2 ||  Next >>


THE GUARDIANS OF PEACE AND JUSTICE


comments powered by Disqus


How do you like it? Let me know! kikinou@gmail.com

Top ]
© 2011-2018 — 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