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December 2013
The Falcon leads the attack against the TIE fighters !
31st December 2013
The latest illustrations for our Star Wars sequel trilogy fan-fic, Episode VII : Plague of Doom, continues on from the launch of Leia's Coraller starfighter squadron, as depicted last month.
Above the Corallers and A-Wings racing for the Imperial operations on Kessel, the Galactic Alliance war fleet of Mon Cal cruisers and starfghters hustle to meet the rising Star Destroyers and their TIE fighter squadrons. The Millennium Falcon leads the X-Wings, Y-Wings, A-Wings, and B-Wings straight into the onslaught of enemy fighters !
In this image by Nat, the Millennium Falcon leads the GA starfighters against the ranks of TIE fighters !
In the Falcon's cockpit, Han concedes to Chewbacca that perhaps this surprise counter-attack won't be so easy after all, and urges the Wookiee to take the dorsal quad guns....
Han concedes that this attack might not be so easy, and sends Chewie to the quad guns. Artwork by Nat.
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 !
In other Virtual Edition news, we are pleased to announce the TITLE for Episode IX as ........ Duel of the Fates ! Although a clear nod to the amazing piece of choral music composed by John Williams for Episode I : The Phantom Menace, the plotline reveals that this final episode for the nine-part Saga confirms that this is very much an appropriate title, with Jedi fighting against overwhelming and seemingly invincible ancient Sith creatures recreated from mystical archaic lore held in a Sith Holocron, the bogan.
To recap the story of our virtual edition sequel trilogy, we had set the drama about a year after the Battle of Endor and the events of Episode VI : Return of the Jedi. When Scott and I watched - and enjoyed - Revenge of the Sith back in 2005, we shared the opinion that certain plot elements could be construed as having been left unanswered, and deliberately so as if George Lucas had intended one day (!) to revisit his Saga with a Sequel Trilogy.
In Episode VII : Plague of Doom, the remnant of Imperials directed by The Second Emperor, Mas Amedda, has secretly created a pacifying gas to disperse throughout the Galaxy ! When Luke, General Han Solo, and his wife, Leia, investigate the disappearance of Chewbacca and General Lando Calrissian on Ondos, the mystery leads them to Nal Hutta and on to Kessel ; here they not only find their friends as well as the abducted King Oxus of Ondos and his niece, Princess Alana Seren, but they uncover the nefarious plot to docilise the galaxy. They manage to flee to the military base of the new 'Galactic Alliance' on Mon Calamar, where plans are quickly formulated to mount an immediate counter-attack ! Meanwhile, Luke, who has been slowly rebuilding a Jedi Academy, journeys with Alana to Coruscant to personally update Mon Mothma. Events here lead Luke to wrestle control of the Imperial Palace - the old Jedi Temple - from Mas Amedda, who, along with his old aide, Sly Moore, are revealed to be Sith Lords ! As Darth Monstross and Darth Kayos flee Coruscant, Han and Leia Solo lead the double attack against the Imperials on Kessel ! The Galactic Alliance is successful, and the Sith and their Imperial forces are sent into retreat..... and the Skywalker Twins discover more about their parentage from surprising quarters !
In Episode VIII : The Darkness Within, although most of the Star Destroyer fleets have been eliminated by the GA, Admiral Vantos has spear-headed terror attacks on vulnerable worlds from a 'wraith' type Star Destroyer, one that can be fully cloaked in invisibility. As Leia Solo makes a personal journey to Naboo, the Jedi Temple on Coruscant is boldly attacked by Vantos' troops ! The assault is repelled, but the emotional trauma ensures the Jedi are keen to bring the Imperial warlord to a swift justice. Meanwhile, General Solo has been liaising with a rebel cell within the Imperial-Kaminoan city of Tipoca who plan to detonate the support stilts and bring down the primary Imperial Academy ; he and Lando agree to provide help and thus accelerate the bomb attack. On Naboo, Leia meets with her aunt, Sola Naberrie, who presents the gift of Padme's japor snippet to her ; on her return to Coruscant her brother identifies the carving as one from the sandpeople of Tatooine. Leia is encouraged to journey to the Kyber system and the crystalline moon of Ilum to divine a crystal and build her own lightsabre, thus completing her training. The Jedi Order learn of Vantos' whereabouts on the Outer Rim world of Kettlebrae, and a posse, led by Luke, rush off to arrest him ! Han travels to Kamino in disguise to rendezvous with the Kaminoan rebels, where he is shocked by their request to smuggle the rebel cell off-world in the form of distilled essences ! Meanwhile, Lando leads an underwater team to torpedo the stilts that now have embedded explosives. On Kettlebrae, the Jedi discover to their dismay that the world is a dark side vergence, and one of their own had been a traitor all along, leading them into a trap ! A fierce sword battle erupts between Jedi loyal to Luke and students seduced by the traitor, and Luke and his friends only barely manage to escape ! Shortly after, Vantos arrives under the impression that he is to collect turn-coat Jedi. On Ilum, although Leia is able to build her own lightsabre, Darth Kayos intercepts and fatally injures her ! Thankfully, Chewbacca is not far behind and rescues Leia. On Kamino, the detonations under Tipoca City are activated, and the city begins to collapse : Han manages to escape, but Lando sacrifices himself against a great horde of frightening creatures that appear from an underwater dome ! These are the bogan, ancient Sith creatures recreated by Monstross and the Kaminoans using data held in an old Sith Holocron. The treacherous Jedi kill Vantos, and Darth Kayos leads them to Darth Monstross where they swear fealty. On Mon Calamar our heroes regroup, and Alana, who had intuitively discovered a coordination technique called 'inconcerto', is instrumental in reviving Leia. Their relief and joy is tempered by the loss of Lando and the knowledge that these 'bogan' will surely spread across the galaxy !
In Episode IX : Duel of the Fates, the bogan have spread through much of the galaxy, and the GA are desperate for more transports and safer hyperlane routes to help their war against the Imperial-Sith. Han and Leia are on Corellia, trying to persuade the Baron of the independent Transport Union to aid them ; however, this falls through just as an onslaught of bogan attacks the planet ! Chewbacca is leading a team into the Imperial command nucleus of Kashyyyk to steal ancient hyperspace data, while Luke and many other Jedi are helping to determine defence strategies across the free worlds of the Core.
Episode IX finds the Jedi fighting against the bogan, Luke a prisoner of Monstross, Leia communing with her dead mother and father in the netherworld, and Alana holding the key to victory !
In addition, I have created a 'Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)' page here that will hopefully answer the most obvious questions ; I am sure that I will add more Q&A as the time goes on.
And finally, may I wish you a Happy New Year, and all the very best for 2014 ! :o)
Nathaniel Reed, 31st December 2013
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