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The Riddle of the Pirates
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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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March 2022
'Obi-Wan Kenobi' trailer released !
31st March 2022
At the beginning of March, a teaser trailer for the forthcoming TV show 'Obi Wan Kenobi' was released ! Fan site SWNN provided commentary and screenshots here.

With Ewan McGregor's sombre voice-over, we learn that the titular character feels desperately lost and alone, with only his singular 'mission' of overseeing and protecting young Luke providing him with an impetus to continue. We see him on an eopie traversing the sands, and entering a township - probably Mos Eisley - and then we see him espying the Lars farmstead from afar and watching Luke play.

And then the unmistakeable sharp lines of a 'bad guy' ship over an ocean, and we are introduced to the first of a handful of Inquisitors, the canonical Sith-led Jedi-hunters that were first seen in the Rebels TV show. A new female Inquisitor shares the screen with Owen Lars, a civilian hanging by their neck and just out of shot, the woman clearly spreading terror and exerting her dominance. We see her again, but on a neon-lit cosmopolitan world [which may not necessarily be Coruscant] and separately a female Imperial officer disembarking from a landing ship on a savannah-type world. The Inquisitors are seen threatening and chasing in the neon-lit cityscape, with possibly a firefight with a disguised Obi-Wan

It's all very thrilling stuff ! All the fans are obviously hoping this will be handled well, and better than The Mandalorian and Boba Fett shows. However, a few days after the trailer aired, it dawned on me that the brief shot of Obi-Wan espying Luke playing at the Lars farmstead has the hero hidden in a NEW outcrop of rock.... but canonically the farmstead has been established on a salt-flat with an unbroken horizon ! There is no rocky outcrop affording views across to the Lars farmstead.... unless a clever edit in the trailer will reveal that they are two separate locations.... but I fear this will not be the case.

Furthermore, there is concern that the Chief Inquisitor, who we saw in the Rebels series, and is a Pau'an species [as seen in Episode III], is too fat in the face. And there is a credible and astute note of caution that the Inquisitors need to be threatening enough to carry the show, but not so threatening that Obi-Wan is in any real danger, and not so much that then requires Darth Vader to be called in - so a very fine line in storytelling will be required.

Rumour site MakingStarWars has been posting many scoops on the overall plot of the show, which provide an interesting insight as to where the character may go and whom he may meet.
I am pleased to announce that, barring a draft review and edit, I was able to COMPLETE my prose format of the VE Episode X The Riddle of the Pirates ! Interestingly, the end scene that I had conceived and written many months ago ended up being tweaked slightly as the story developed with the nuances of plotting and staging, but the crux of it remained. I will provide a sample below, as always, and will update the side-bar with the fuller document in due course....
The illustrated virtual edition of Episode VII : Plague of Doom continues, and Commander Kane, having survived the landslide that smothered Captain Prue and his stormtroopers, now marches across the open junkyard, past scrap piles and fallen troopers.
Commander Kane finds Doctor Bloodory worse the wear from being knocked out by a barge claw ! Kane quickly updates the scientist, and helps him to his feet.
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' continues towards its epic climactic batle and conclusion......
Nathaniel Reed, 31st March 2022

By snapping the light-whip back and forth, Yuide was keeping the Jedi at bay. He had registered the power controls reverting back to their safety margins, and knew the Jedi had done so with their sorcerous magic. He had briefly grabbed at the air in mimicry, but his own gestures were futile. Now he needed to hold back these wizards, long enough to take down as many of them as he could, and give Chekk and the others more time to escape.

The Jedi were arrayed in two alternating rings facing him, a sea of blue and green swords pointing at him in readiness. With each pass, the light-whip crackled as it caught the ends of some of the swords. The woman was speaking again, some rubbish about surrending to the Pan Alliance, but he could hardly hear her for the rushing in his ears was so loud. It hurt him, but at the same time it focused him and gave him clarity. To his eyes the chamber was in darkness save for the sticks of two-tone colours before him.

There came the thud of boots from behind him, and two more Jedi arrived from the direction of the command centre. They slowed to a stop and spaced themselves out to cover him. Yuide recognised the white-robed one as the man he had fought on Serreillea.

Yuide snapped the lightwhip over his head at one of the Jedi behind him, who immediately parried at the multitude, and then, stepping forward to his right and switching the light-whip to a single deadly blade, he flicked it forward and wide with a twist of his wrist. Sparks flashed brightly as the swords connected with the tendril. By closing the distance, he had brought the whip into a duelling range, and, with one tail concentrating the power of the weapon, even merely a grazing with its tip would burn incredibly fiercely ; any contact more forceful and it could kill.

The buzz rushed through him, and he felt energised and empowered. He instinctively knew that once again he would be able to move in the blink of an eye. He stepped closer and raised his arm, and noted that the nearest foe seemed to still be looking at his last position.

As a blur, he snapped the whip to and fro skilfully, and several Jedi stumbled back into the outer ring of fellow warriors ; a second lancing of the whip caught the same Jedi once more, and two of them crumpled to the floor dead.

But now the Jedi in the remainder of the arcs pressed in, as did the two behind him. He pivoted, and slashed out with the whip, catching one with a deadly sting, and forcing the others to back off. The woman’s blue blade glanced off the tendril, and then she boldly stepped forward and engaged the tail on its return pass, the red whipping about the blue. Real-time shuddered into focus again.

“No,” commanded the woman.

She tugged at the tendril with her blade, but he thumbed the activation switch off and on and the red briefly disappeared. She caught her balance as he stepped towards her, snapping the whip horizontally out and back in.

Where she was the whip now took her place, for she had instantly somersaulted over his head and landed with the other two behind him. Unperturbed, he spun around to face them, flicking the whip as he did so, and met the white-robed’s green sword with the tendril. Once again the red wrapped itself around the green, and as Yuide moved his thumb to oscillate the power, his opponent gestured with his left hand and Yuide found his thumb was frozen !

He glanced up and saw the three raise their palms towards him. An invisible wind smashed into him, but, as before, the darkness provided a pool of tar that held his feet fast, and he simply swayed in resistance. He briefly noted the shock on their faces – and his thumb was released - and he exulted as the buzz screamed its defiance. The familiar presence snapped its tone from triumph to caution as it whispered danger at his rear.

The Jedi behind him rushed towards him, their swords stabbing and slashing. In a flash, Yuide deactivated the whip releasing it from the green sword and spun on his heel, the re-ignited weapon now a many-tailed beast once more, and the glowing blades were batted away.

But the Jedi were relentless. Even as the nearest wave of Jedi were steadying themselves, the second arc pressed forward.

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