Author: Deliveranze Updates: COMPLETED 2/7/18 Background Info: Oh boy! This is my first fanfiction so I hope I'm doing everything right. So, I decided to do another Prequel Rewrite, and let me be clear: I LOVE THE PREQUEL TRILOGY. I wrote this not because I dislike the prequels, as they are my favorite SW movies as most people would know. I find the entire idea of the prequels in general very fascinating, so I came up with another version is all. This is just an exercise in creative writing. I read a lot of alternate PT fanfics before, some are awesome, but I feel a lot can get a bit redundant. (Evil Clones, Mandalorians, Darth Maul as the main villain) So, I decided to get a little weird with my ideas. Anyway, without further ado, this is Episode I in my alternate PT trilogy. Star Wars Episode I: Rise of The Skywalker 30 years before A New Hope A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.... Opening Crawl: " It is a time of great uncertainty in the Galactic Republic. Jantek Industries, a mega corporation that influences the Republic's economy, has been targeted by a violent insurgent movement, known as "The Suns of Freedom," for their usage of clone slaves. The Jedi Order, located on the planet of Yavin IV, assist Republic leader, President Ryasa, in hoping to amend this crisis peacefully...." Chapter 1: The Attack on Coruscant *pan down to the Galactic capital where we see a Republic presidential ship land* The ship lands at the Senate building, where President Ryasa storms out, flanked by guards wearing metallic protective plates, and holding bladed staffs. A young man awaits Ryasa. President Ryasa studies the young, thin, pale Republic officer. "Captain Tarkin. What's the status report?" Ryasa notices the coldness in the young man's eyes. Tarkin's demeanor stiffened. "The insurgents have targeted another Jantek-owned business on Nar Shaddaa. They are making demands for releasing all cloned laborers." Ryasa sighed. "I can't do that. Jantek has too much influence in the Republic. If I make an order to ban cloning, I will be targeted by senators who are on Jantek's payroll." Tarkin gave a smile that Ryasa didn't reciprocate. Ryasa never trusted Tarkin. He was a loyal soldier, and an ingenious military strategist, but Tarkin also believed the Republic needed to purge the corruption in the Senate through fear and force. Tarkin began to speak. "Then we must strike back at these anarchists at once, sir! We cannot allow these pesky insurrectionists to interfere in the ideals of the Republic." President Ryasa shot him back a dirty look. "Do you truly believe slavery is an ideal of the Republic we serve?" Before Tarkin could even answer, the Coruscant skyline ripped apart in a blaze of fire. The Presidential Guard all surrounded Ryasa and Tarkin pulled out his communicator. "Report! Report! What just happened?!" Tarkin was screaming at the top of his lungs. A faint voice came through. "Captain Tarkin! This is Corporal Keils. We have had several bombings in the Industry District, the Capital District, and the Entertainment District. We believe all these attacks were targeting Jantek or Jantek-affiliated buildings." Tarkin gritted his teeth. "Blasted insurgents! Get the Jantek CEO on holo this instant!" President Ryasa watched helplessly as the smoke and debris filled the air. He smelled the ashes of innocence taken away. Screams and panics permeated in echoes. The sirens of Coruscant police and emergency vehicles. Ryasa knew he couldn't have a war. Not while he was in office. Ryasa looked at Tarkin. "Captain, put Jantek's CEO on hold. Get me communication with the Jedi." The reaction of the word "Jedi" left a sneer on the face of Tarkin. "As you wish sir."