Beyond THE EIGHTH CORTEX (NJO: Anakin Solo, Jacen, Jaina, Tahiri, H/L, L/M, Kyp,others) Completed 5/12/04!

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  1. YodaKenobi VIP

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    Title: The Eighth Cortex
    Author(s): YodaKenobi
    Timeframe: NJO; post-Force Heretic
    Characters: Anakin Solo, Jacen, Jaina, Tahiri, H/L, L/M, Kyp Durron, everyone else whos ever been seen, spoken, or mentioned in a SW story :p
    Genre: Adventure, mystery
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    Summary: Sequel to Revolution.
    Notes: The second of three stories.





    This is the sequel to my first fic, Revolution. I strongly suggest reading it before you read "The Eighth Cortex". It takes place after the Force Heretic books replacing the last two NJO books and giving the series it's proper ending ;) This is going to be really long, but I promise to complete it. Lots of characters! Hope you enjoy, heres the dramatis :) :


    Dramatis Personae


    Ackbar; retired Admiral (Male Mon Calamari)
    Alema Rar; Jedi Kight (Female Twi'lek)
    Anakin Solo; Jedi Knight (Male Human)
    Brand; Commodore (Male Human)
    B'wen Evathas; Pilot, Harbinger of Peace (Female Zabrak)
    Cakhmain; Leia's bodygaurd (Male Noghri)
    Cal Omas; President (Male Human)
    Cilghal; Jedi Master (Female Mon Calamari)
    Corran Horn; Jedi Knight (Male Human)
    C-3p0; Protocol Droid
    Danni Quee; Scientist (Female Human)
    Dest Ornax; Bounty Hunter (Male Human)
    Drathul; High Perfect (Male Yuuzhan Vong)
    Etahn A'baht; General (Male Dornean)
    Fen Kwaad; Shaping Adept (Female Yuuzhan Vong)
    Garm Bel Iblis; General (Male Human)
    Gelaa; Priestess, deception sect (Female Yuuzhan Vong)
    Han Solo; Captain, Millennium Falcon (Male Human)
    HK-22; Assassin Droid
    Jacen Solo; Jedi Knight (Male Human)
    Jagged Fel; Twin Suns squadron (Male Human)
    Jaina Solo; Jedi Knight (Female Human)
    Jakan; High Priest (Male Yuuzhan Vong )
    Jek Vynar; Peace Brigade (Male Human)
    Kunra; Former warrior (Male Yuuzhan Vong)
    Kyp Durron; Jedi Master (Male Human)
    Leia Organa Solo; Former NR diplomat (Female Human)
    Lowbacca; Jedi Knight (Male Wookie)
    Lomi Plo; Dark Jedi (Female Human)
    Luke Skywalker; Jedi Master (Male Human)
    Mara Jade Skywalker; Jedi Master (Female Human)
    Meewalh; Leia's bodyguard (Female Noghri)
    Nas Choka; Warmaster (Male Yuuzhan Vong)
    Neget; Smuggler (Male Rodian)
    Nen Yim; Master Shaper (Female Yuuzhan Vong)
    Nom Anor; former Executor (Male Yuuzhan Vong)
    Onimi; Shimrra's Jester (Male Yuuzhan Vong)
    Pylice; Peace Brigade (Male Devaronian)
    R2-D2; Astromech Droid
    Ruu; Shamed One (Male Yuuzhan Vong)
    Saba Sebatyne; Jedi Knight (Female Barabel)
    Sartoin; Csillan Military Guard (Male Chiss)
    Sien Sovv; Supreme Commander (Male Sullestan)
    Shimrra; Supreme Overlord (Male Yuuzhan Vong)
    Strift Zonn; Smuggler (Female Human)
    Tahiri Veila; Jedi Knight (Female Human)
    Tesar Sebatyne; Jedi Knight (Male Barabel)
    Traest Kre'fey; Admiral (Male Bonthan)
    Uhla; Shamed One (Female Yuuzhan Vong)
    Wedge Antilles; General (Male Human)
    Welk; Dark Jedi (Male Human)
    Wrev Caster; Jedi Knight (Male Human)
    Yal Phaath; Master Shaper (Male Yuuzhan Vong)
    YVH3-1s; Yuuzhan Vong Hunter droid
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    Chapter 1

    Dest Ornax checked his long-range censors and ran his hand over the stubble on his face. He was surprised to find it had been at least three days since he'd shaved, and from the smell in the cockpit, probably longer since he'd bathed. He hadn't been able to leave the pilot's chair for fear he would miss his mark... At thirty-nine, he was one bounty away from retirement. If he was able to capture her, he would be set for the rest of his life, and he could find somewhere to hide while the Yuuzhan Vong war blew over.

    "How much longer, Kay?"

    HK-22 was a top of the line assassin droid and was the closest thing Dest had to a business partner. The HK line had existed for thousands of years, disappearing and then resurfacing again as times changed and new engineers fixed old bugs. Like all assassin droids, the HK series had been banned during the Empires reign and was only recently back in production. Dest was fortunate to get one so early, and found HK-22 to be infinitely more useful than his old IG assassin.

    "Captain Ornax, You know as well as I do that the vessel could arrive at any moment," the droid answered in it's typical monotone, synthesized voice. "Your sources told us that the bounty will be traveling the Lambass route towards Bilbringi this standard week, but there are many variables: The ship must hit the mine as the pilot has been bribed to. It was also tentatively scheduled to visit Kashyyyk first, which it must have, give that three days have passed already. Then you must allow time for diplomatic and mechanical complication..."

    Dest was no longer listening. He already knew that countless possibilities could lead to delays or a complete no-show of their target vessel. As long as the pilot did his job though, everything would work out.

    He took his eyes off the sensor screens and looked out his view port at the bright stars that littered the galaxy. They were at an unremarkable point on the Lambass hyperspace route. He had placed a few mines in the area to rip the bounty out of hyperspace and if everything went as planned they would link the ships with a cofferdam and capture her.

    He let his hands glide over the console. Dest loved his ship, Irike's Lunge ; it was a completely original design, made for a royal named Irike on Recee. Dest had procured the vessel over a decade before and it quickly became the best decision he'd ever made.

    The ship was perfect. The craft was the size of a small freighter, long and oval shaped, heavily armored and armed, with lots of storage space. It was also the fastest ship in the galaxy.

    The craft was worth millions, he could sell it and retire now, but he wouldn't. Dest couldn't imagine living without the Lunge, and he refused to even consider it.

    He drew his hands from the console and scratched his scalp furiously. His hair felt greasy and the itching was driving him mad. Perhaps I could take ten minutes to shower...

    "...A hyperspace miscalculation, the emergence of a black hole..." The droid jabbered on. He was a lethal device, but could be a little long winded at times.

    "Shut up, will ya? If there's a vapin' droid that talks more than you in this galaxy, I don't ever want to meet it."




    "Is there something the matter, Princess Leia?"

    Leia Organa Solo looked at C-3p0. The droid was as devoted to her as the two Noghri bodyguards that were also in her cabin on Harbinger of Peace , but sometimes she wished he would stay quiet.

    "I'm just thinking, Threepio... Missing Han and the kids."

    The droid seemed to accept this and then offered, "Perhaps I should power down for the remainder of our trek to Bilbringi."

    "That's a good Idea," Leia agreed. "You need your beauty sleep."

    "Princess Leia, a droid would not physically benefit from circuit rest, but his systems--"

    "I know, Threepio. Just power down, we'll work on your sense of humor tomorrow," Leia said with a hint of a smile. She was starting to sound like Han, probably because she missed him so much.

    She
  3. Tahiri-Solo Force Ghost

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    YAYAYAYAYYAYYAYA!!!! hes BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!



    whoohoooo!!!!!!



    WHOA!!!!! Leia was the bounty!!! amazing post!!!!


    "Shut up, will ya? If there's a vapin' droid that talks more than you in this galaxy, I don't ever want to meet it."

    "Is there something the matter, Princess Leia?"


    LMAO LAMO LAMO perfect!!!
  4. Star-Lead Jedi Knight

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    Very interesting.

    I'll check back as often as possible, in between my own work of course.
  5. Whitey Force Ghost

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    THREEPIO!!! [face_shocked]


    Amazing post, YK. This is getting interesting already. :D
  6. FamousAmos VIP

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    Great post. I really liked Revolution, and this one's looking good already. Keep up the good work and post more SOON! ;)
  7. Tahi Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks for the heads up, Yoda. I'm having one of those crazy weeks - but I will read the first chapter later on tonight. Been looking forward to your continuation.
    :)
    [PS. Sorry - I haven't forgotten, just been busy. I'll send you the next lot of chapters of MHR asap.]
  8. Tahiri-Solo Force Ghost

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    this is gonna be great!!!!!
  9. _Jedi_of_Destiny_ Jedi Master

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    It already is!!! I liked all the detail you put into everything. *whispers* Yog got the HK assassin droid from KOTOR, didn't you?


    Leia's captured!?! :eek: And Threepio is as ignorant and funny as ever.



    More Please. :p
  10. YodaKenobi VIP

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    Thanks, everyone! :D

    Glad you liked it, Tahiri-Solo [face_love]

    Star-lead, good to see you again, what everhappened to that fic you were writing?

    Whitey, you know you're wanted to shoot threepio since you first saw him too :p

    FamouAmous: Never seen you around before, but I love your name! those cookies are delicious :p thanks for reading

    Tahi, there's no rush :)

    _Jedi_of_Destiny, thanks for reading, glad you liked it :)

    *whispers* Yog got the HK assassin droid from KOTOR, didn't you?

    yup ;) wanted an assassin droid and all you ever seen in OT EU are IG droids :p


    Leia's captured!?! And Threepio is as ignorant and funny as ever.

    LMAO!


    More Please.

    Do you even have to ask? You know another post will be up in no-time ;)
  11. JainaDurron Jedi Master

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    Great stuff YodaKenobi!

    ~~Jilly
  12. Moff_D Jedi Grand Master

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    Awww, 3PO got smoked?
    ...really, who hasn't wanted to see that? I'm sure he'll be back in his golden glory though. ;)

    Good start YK. Nice set up. I'll try and keep up this time. ;)
  13. Thrawn McEwok Co-Author: Essential Guide to Warfare

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    Threepio in pieces, Leia (apparently) captured? ?[face_plain] :eek:

    Brilliant! :D [face_laugh]

    - The Imperial Ewok
  14. YodaKenobi VIP

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    Thanks, JainaDurron, Moff_D, and Thrawn McEwok!!! More to come :)
  15. Star-Lead Jedi Knight

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    Star-lead, good to see you again, what everhappened to that fic you were writing?

    Crusade? I'm working on it, but time constraints and the fact that I managed to loose all my info on the Tau spacefleet means that the next chapter may take a while.
  16. Tahiri Jedi Master

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    "What is the meaning of this, you brute?"

    LMAO!!! THAT WAS PERFECT! Aww, but poor Leia, being captured and all. I wonder if Anakin'll be the one to save her 8-} Wonderful post, and a great start to a new epic! Cheers! 8-} Can't wait for more!
  17. Tahi Jedi Grand Master

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    Great bit of dramatic tension withholding who the baddies were after. :) Poor old C3PO. I hope he can be reactivated.

    I liked the description of Leia's thoughts about her family - boy is she in for a surprise.

    So Ornax thinks he has the fastest ship in the galaxy does he? I think Han might disagree. ;)

    Very exciting start. :)
  18. YodaKenobi VIP

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    Thanks, Star-lead, Tahiri, and Tahi! :D

    Star-lead, look forward to seeing it again ;)


    Aww, but poor Leia, being captured and all. I wonder if Anakin'll be the one to save her

    That would be nice :p


    Great bit of dramatic tension withholding who the baddies were after. Poor old C3PO. I hope he can be reactivated.

    We'll see.....i've secretly wanted to kill him for a while [face_devil]............ :p

    I liked the description of Leia's thoughts about her family - boy is she in for a surprise.

    Hehehehehe [face_devil]

    So Ornax thinks he has the fastest ship in the galaxy does he? I think Han might disagree.

    Yeah, that bit of foreshadowing was pretty obvious, huh? :p


    Thanks everybody! haven't even started typing the second chapter but its twice as long as this first one :D
  19. Whitey Force Ghost

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    We'll see.....i've secretly wanted to kill him for a while............

    Since AOTC, right? ;)



    8-}
  20. _Jedi_of_Destiny_ Jedi Master

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    Just a little UP to attract some new faces.
  21. FamousAmos VIP

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    Where is the new post, YodaKenobi?? I need a new post :mad:
    Throw me a bone here 8-}
  22. YodaKenobi VIP

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    Thanks, JOD ;)

    New post is coming tomorrow, FamousAmos :D it's a longer one, lots of dialog to move it along though :p
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    new post coming in a bit :D
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    Chapter 2

    "You're doing the right thing, Cal. The Jedi are proud or your decision and will stand with you," Luke Skywalker said Striding down a decorated corridor on Mon Calamari.

    "It was not only my decision, Master Skywalker. The Senate Intelligence Sub-Committee and the military have agreed to this as well. I only hope we have made the right decision," President Cal Omas responded as he scratched his graying hair.

    "I still worry that Director Scaur will not abide by this order," Jacen Solo interjected. "He has been adamant about the use of Alpha Red as a legitimate tactical strike."

    "He voted against the measure, but I'm confident Dif Scaur will fall in-line with the rest of the Committee.

    Jacen was in a state of restrained jubilation after the Intelligence Sub-Committee's decision to abstain from the use of the virus, Alpha Red, against the Yuuzhan Vong. The virus had been engineered by the Chiss and would wipeout the entire Yuuzhan Vong race if it was unleashed.

    The Jedi had been united in their opposition to the use of Alpha Red since it was introduced in a Jedi Council meeting nearly a year before, but Cal Omas and several other high ranking officials had thought it necessary. Vergere destroyed the virus before it could be used and was once again being developed by the Chiss.

    With the recent victory at Ebaq Nine, the Recruitment of the living planet Zonama Sekot, and the apparent uprising of the shamed ones on Garqi and Ombi'taer, the committee had decided to postpone the virus' use until there was no other choice. Several other options for defeating the Yuuzhan Vong, and the complications of shamed ones being new allies of the Galactic Alliance, Cal Omas and the Committee had finally changed their minds and Jacen was greatly relieved.

    The young Jedi had learned much from his time in Yuuzhan Vong captivity, as well as from his teacher Vergere, and he knew that there must be a better solution to the war than the total extermination of the invaders.

    Jacen had hoped that the solution was Zonama Sekot. Vergere had told him of the planet before her death, and believed that Zonama Sekot held the secret to a non-violent resolution. However, after meeting the planet and it's Magister, Jabitha, he was afraid it would become yet another weapon.

    Jacen glanced at his Uncle as the three of them strode down the corridor surround by four guards. The Jedi Master was in his forties now, and his short hair was lightly speckled with gray, giving him a very distinguished appearance. Luke and Jacen had disagreed on whether to accept the help of Zonama Sekot when it offered it's help as a military weapon against the Yuuzhan Vong. Luke had accepted the offer, while Jacen declined, fearing that something so powerful in the Force could be corrupted if used that way. Zonama Sekot was still in transit to Mon Calamari from it's hiding place on the Outer Rim.

    They reached the end of the corridor and the door to the President's private meeting chamber slid open. The room was decorated in artwork, much of it from Alderaan, Omas' and Jacen's mother's home planet. What was left of the great world that had been destroyed twenty-five years ago was absolutely priceless.

    The floors were carpeted with a thick white fabric and the walls were designed in lavender and crimson, as the well lit room was filled with a desk and much more comfortable furniture. The furniture and color of the room complimented the sculptures and paintings well, so much so that Jacen took notice of it, when his mind was rarely preoccupied with such triviality.

    Far from empty, the room contained eight Jedi who had been summoned for a small meeting. Mara Jade Skywalker stepped forward to greet her husband and nephew. She grabbed Luke's arm and gave Jacen a pat on the shoulder.

    "Just heard the news, congratulations."

    "Probably shouldn't celebrate yet," Luke said. "It only matters if we're able to stop the Yuuzhan Vong some other way."

    "May I ask how you came across this news, Mara?" Cal Omas interrupted. "That
  25. FamousAmos VIP

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    WOW!! This is really getting good. :D

    Can't wait to see what happens next. It'd better have to do with Anakin :mad:
    8-}
    Seriously, you need to post more soon.
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