Hi everyone, I'm new here and this is my first post on the TF.N site ever! I've been reading and addicted to J W Titus's Episode III novel on the 3SA forum. On there, there have been a number of requests for Titus to write a novel describing the back story of Senator Palpatine. I think he's a bit busy with his current novel so I felt inspired to have a go at writing my own novel, dealing with this topic. I'm a British Star Wars fanatic and have read most of the EU novels (except the NJO which I didn't enjoy), and the Dark Horse graphic novels, which have informed my conception of the novel. So any errors, etc. let me know but be kind! I haven't read much of the fan fiction on here, surprisingly perhaps, so if something does crop up - any similarity or whatever - it really is accidental so please let me know and I'll change the text accordingly. I'm aiming to write a full length novel and will post chapters as and when they're completed. Obviously this will take a while. I'm actually starting with Palpatine's parents as there are obviously plenty of people involved in this story apart from the man himself and their tale needs to be told as well. So wait patiently and Palpatine will appear! The novel will describe the period from the events leading to his birth, his training as a Sith apprentice, right up to the deal he makes with the Trade Federation. So I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think! Please be kind as it's the first fictional writing I've done since I was at school. Any suggestions for improvement cheerfully accepted! Title: Jedi Tales: The Origin of Palpatine Author(s): Jedi_Sharoes Timeframe: Approx. 60-70 years before the Phantom Menace Characters: Belo Palpatine/Darth Sidious, Darth Plageuis, Yoda, and a range of OCs and PT characters. Genre: Keywords: Darth Sidious, Sith, Darth Plageuis, Dark Side Summary: An origin story for Emperor Palpatine, starting with who his parents were, how he was born, escaped the notice of the Jedi, how he was found and trained by the Sith, up to his rise to becoming the Dark Lord of the Sith. Notes: Aiming to be novel-size in length, may take some time to tell!