I've been at this what for what seems like forever, and it still seems like I'll never finish. No, really, I love doing this, and I love writing in general. It's a lot of fun for me to post, because I don't know what's going to happen, either. I have an extremely rough outline of major events, and that's it. So even I'm surprised by a few things. So, I leave you with this: "Is every other person in this galaxy named Solo?" Tsavong Lah STAR WARS COMPLICATED DRAMATIS PERSONAE Shira Brie Kyp Durron Baron Soontir Fel Mitthraw Nuruodo Cal Omas Gilad Pelleon Mara Jade Skywalker Anakin Solo Jacen Solo Jaina Solo Han Solo Leia Organa Solo Tenel Ka Solo Quarang Lah Harrar The Yuuzhan Vong Remnant Special Thanks to: Avril Lavigne, the usual list of authors, especially Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta, George Lucas, and my readers: DaughterofYubYub, lordmaul13, and Jedi_Liz , along with anyone else I forgot. Your opinion really does matter! ----------------------------------- The Hapan cruisers flooded into Mon Calamari's atmosphere. Prince Isolder, Tenel Ka Skywalker's father, had safely made it offplanet. Tenel Ka knew her grandmother had not been so lucky. And though she felt bad for thinking so, she could not help but think that Ta'a Chume would not be all that missed by the majority of the galaxy. Isolder gripped his daughter in a firm embrace, thrilled to see her alive. Hapans disembarked from their cruisers, mingling with each other, hoping to find family. Some did. Some did not. "We have no choice!" Cal Omas sat down, exhausted. The council before him looked emptier than it should. So much death had come, between the Vong, the New Empire, and now...this. "We must declare war on the Chiss!" Leia continued to counter Cal's argument. "The Chiss Ruling council may not realize--" "They haven't answered! It is a sign of guilt!" He paused, and gazed at each face: Leia, Mara, Kyp, Jacen, Kam, Kenth, Triebakk, Isolder--as ruler, he finally joined Hapes with the Alliance--Kre'fey, Sien Sovv. "It will come to a vote." Leia said no, predictably. Mara, "Yes", same for Kyp. Jacen and Kam each said no, Kenth said yes. Triebakk hesitated, and grunted an affirmative. Isolder, Kre'fey, and Sovv all agreed with Cal. Omas stood. "Then it is decided. Mara, get me the Chiss Council."