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The Prophecy
And in time of greatest despair, there shall come a savior, and he shall be known as : THE SON OF THE SUN.
And he shall bring Balance to the Force.
"Journal of the Whills, 3:12"
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Official announcement of the main cast for the 'Obi Wan Kenobi' TV show
31st March 2021
On March the 29th, the Official SIte announced the primary cast for the upcoming Obi Wan Kenobi TV show, with principal filming beginning in April.

The cast includes :
  • Ewan McGregor - Obi Wan Kenobi
  • Hayden Christensen - Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader
  • Joel Edgerton - Owen Lars
  • Bonnie Piesse - Beru Lars
  • Moses Ingram
  • Kumail Nanjiani
  • Indira Varma
  • Rupert Friend
  • O’Shea Jackson Jr.
  • Sung Kang
  • Simone Kessell
  • Benny Safdie

  • Subsequently, SWNN confirmed that Moses Ingram cryptically announced she'd be "playing with lightsabres"....

    I am still very intrigued as to how (and where) there is to be a "rematch" according to Kathleen Kennedy between Obi Wan and Vader, if Hayden is to return, but potentially not be solely under the black helmet ; otherwise, any stuntman or martial arts expert could wear the suit, as has been done before.
    The illustrated virtual edition of Episode VII : Plague of Doom continues, and, spotting Luke fleeing with King Oxus and Princess Alana Seren, Commander Kane orders stormtroopers to intercept them.
    As he does so, he spots Weesla the cowardly incumbent Hutt sneak his way towards the prison complex inside the main castle...
    As an aside, I had to re-word the original description for this scene. On reviewing it ahead of illustrating, I realised that we had described it in such a way that Weesla goes across to the far side of the valley and enters the mining complex where the prisoners were held. But Weesla was simply making his way to the captive Huttlets in the castle, not the mine workers. So I adjusted it to show that Weesla was on a lower rampart, and within sight of Kane above.
    You can see the VE artwork in the 'Kessel' art gallery as well as in the online illustrated story, and you can discuss this in the forum here !
    My prose writing for virtual edition Episode X 'The Riddle of the Pirates' has continued, and as I move towards the climactic battle, Luke and Leia quiz Harker on her agenda......
    Nathaniel Reed, 31st March 2021

    Deep inside the Military Intelligence complex on Coruscant coding technicians were fine-tuning the calibrations provided by Harker’s astro-nav map. This was the domain of Flemmy Jerring, the Ishi Tib Director, and his blinking stalk eyes supervised all the activity that went on in the software laboratory. The map that Harker had generated on the High Stakes had been recreated from Artoo’s memory banks, and now stood as a hologram in the middle of the room. The little blue and white droid, in fact, was jacked in to a computer port to one side, and standing almost protectively beside him was See-Threepio. The golden droid had felt compelled to offer his services in translating the astro-mech’s binary whistles and beeps, conveniently forgetting that the technicians would have auto-translator software available. Around the far perimeter were computer banks that hummed and whirred, and closer in the technicians were seated at desks, peering intently at their consoles. While Jerring circled around behind the coding engineers, several military personnel, including General Fajama and Security Chief Sturjala Onick, were waiting patiently as they gazed at the apex of the shimmering image.

    The map coordinates had been re-validated and its accuracy improved. The resolution was sharper and provided more interstellar detail : an asteroid field and a pulsar near the targeted gensys revealed uncharted astro-nav obstacles that might affect an approach. Military field cartographers stood next to the hologram generating proposed inbound hyper –routes using handheld datapads that cast coloured wire-frame lines into the hologram.

    General Fajama turned to the Chief of Security. “I understand that all available wavescan instruments have been re-aligned towards Gensys-Sucal,” he explained.

    Onick nodded, and her black bob of cropped hair swung with the movement. “Yes, I imagine gamma and photon scans will reveal a clearer picture of what’s going on in that maelstrom.”

    Jerring heard their observations, and strode over to them. “An update is due any moment now, but we’ve arranged for the Harker woman to join us and see if she can punch through the radiation cloud.”

    An aide glanced up from behind a console where two technicians were sat busily typing and called out. “Director, we have the latest wavescan data now. They’re just inputting the overlay as I speak...”

    The officers paused their muted conversations and all gazed at the shimmering vertical display in front of them. The image changed and slowly revealed a bright star surrounded on a relatively flat orbital plane by a multidude of asteroids and planetoids. Some were clearly larger, and, in real-time, the animated display showed that to these the surrounding rocky debris was gravitating. A solitary sphere on the outer edge of the orbital elliptic implied a gas giant that had stabilised and acted as a counter-weight to the proto-star’s inner system material.

    “Can we tell where the encrypted signals are going ?” asked General Fajama grumpily.

    “Not yet,” answered the aide, who was stepping forward to join Jerring and the others. “But the trajectory provided by Harker suggests it’s not the gas giant.”

    “So they’re definitely hiding in the asteroid storm...” muttered Onick.

    Leia regarded Harker coolly. Her voice might have been soft and warm, inviting even, but her eyes were steely cold. She stood, arms crossed, in the small interrogation room across from Harker who was sat on a chair towards the back of the room. Luke stood impassively beside the door, with a Temple Sentinel flanked on the other side.

    “What was going on back there in the ship ? Why did you ransack the cardio-unit ?”

    Harker glowered back, her mouth a tight line.

    “Tell us why you needed that chip,” persisted Leia.

    “Harker, you’re young, you’re bright. You know where you are and you know who we are.” Leia's voice hardened, and she spoke slowly for emphasis.

    “Don’t make us drag the information out of you.”

    When Harker remained slient, Luke spoke up. “We don’t want to hurt you, Harker, but you might get hurt if you force us to break in to your mind. You know that the map you made is significant. We don’t have much time left, and we have to act soon.”

    Harker glanced at Luke and then returned her glower at Leia.

    “Tell us,” said Leia, and then her request slipped into a command. ”Tell us now.”

    The woman’s eyes widened as she felt something tug at her mind. She involuntarily leant forward with the pull, and then the mental claw retracted a little, and she relaxed back.

    “Don’t make me do it again,” warned Leia.

    Harker knew her odds if she resisted. Her skills were her brain, and she needed it intact. “Okay, okay,” she said, and glanced off to the side. “I was a prisoner of the Pykes, under house arrest, if you will, but with perks. I could play all day on the Stakes, and I could work for them, I just couldn’t leave. Your guy showed up. There was a scuffle with a Hutt, and I spotted the kit on his arm and chest. I had already been investigating my options for escaping. I figured that if I could utilise his cardio-chip, I could pass as him in his shadow. Then, surprise, surprise, he actually wanted to speak with me, so I played along. I was happy to give him what he wanted while I knew he was my ticket off the station.“

    Luke nodded in comprehension.

    “And then once you’d made the jump to hyperspace you acted,” Lela resumed. “You would have known the chip would have cost him his life.”

    Harker glanced back and shrugged. “Yeah, so what ?”

    Leia took a sharp breath, and Luke stepped forward, putting a hand out to calm her, but she exhaled and relaxed, and gestured behind her, waving him back.

    Harker scrutinised the older woman in front of her, and her brain whirred. “I needed to get off the Stakes. This was my chance. I’m sorry if he meant something to you, lady, but I had to think about number one.”

    Leia took a step back. “And the map ? It’s reliable ?”

    “Yeah,” she nodded. “It’s all there.“

    Leia recalled Han’s words on the Falcon. “Do you need to create it again ?”

    Harker shook her head. “His droid has it.”

    “So, just part of the ploy to get you off the casino, yes ?”

    Just then, the Sentinel Guard tapped his earpiece on his helmet. After a moment, he stepped over to Luke, and whispered in his ear. The Jedi Master nodded, and took a pace towards Leia and Harker.

    “Thankyou, Harker, for your honesty. Your words were sincere. If you continue with this new found truthfulness, this might be your lucky day.”

    Leia turned to regard her brother with a quizzical look.

    “You’re needed at the Intelligence Division for more of your decoding. You are to accompany this Sentinel,” he explained, gesturing at the guard.

    Harker looked around the room.

    “Where’s my bag ?” she asked. “I’ll need it.”

    “It’ll still be on the Falcon,” said Leia. “I’ll arrange for it to be sent to you.”

    Harker nodded, and rose to her feet.

    “Okay, I guess I don’t have much of a choice in this.” She gestured to the guard. “Lead the way, my good man !”

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