The tale of Darth Vaders Son - A SW - AU (please be nice and post a lot of comments)

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  1. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    In the words of Jar Jar Binks.."Dis is gonna be messy!"
  2. FTeik Force Ghost

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    Thank you J_K_Dart. Your offer is very generous. If you give me your e-mail, i can sent the futute parts of my stories to you. Or you can contact me at

    FTeik@aol.com

    Yes, Spike, for once JAR Jar was right. THis is really messy.

    And as requested a small update on Lucans shipbuilding-efforts.

    What i want to know: Is there to much from the Expanded Universe in this story, or have you sometimes no idea, what i´m writing about? I mean, can you follow everything?
    Don´t be shy, give me an answer.

    Besides Guderi, what do you think of Vortigern, Gorin or Carzeta?

    Here is the next part.


    The tale of Darth Vaders Son

    Half an hour later, Wedge Antilles discovered Luke Skywalker in one of the bigger wardrooms. The Jedimaster was sitting behind a table, a bottle of Luminale and a glass in front of him.

    "Ah, here you are." stated Wedge.

    "Hello Wedge." answered Luke. "Where have you been?"

    "Took a look after Corran and Gavin. Wanted to make sure, that they are alright."

    "Well, why don´t you have a seat?" asked Luke Skywalker. "I thought i could try to get drunk."

    "With Luminale?" Wedge dropped down in a chair opposite from Luke. "If you want to get drunk, you better take Corellian Whiskey."

    "It was just an idea. Besides, i´m not the type, who drowns his worries in alcohol."

    "That bad, huh." stated Wedge. "I lost a lot of friends today. People i was responsible for. And here i am, trying to console somebody else." he thought. But then he corrected himself. "You are not fair, Wedge. You didn´t kill them. But somebody, who could be Lukes brother did."

    Luke was silent for a moment.

    "Everytime i think i know everything there is to know about my father, something happens, that sheds a totally new light on him.
    First i was told, that he was a pilot of a spacefreighter. Then, that he was a Jediknight and a hero of the clonewars.

    After Bespin i had been forced to acknowledge, that the idol of my youth, the man i wanted to be like, was still alive. Not only alive, but the total opposite of everything i ever believed in.

    And my masters expected me to kill him."

    Luke took hold of his glass and gulped the Ale in it down. All of it.

    "But you didn´t. Or so you told me."

    "Yes. I managed to turn him back to the light. And although he will be forever Darth Vader to the rest of the galaxy, i know, my father died as Anakin Skywalker."

    "But it seems now, that Darth Vader left more than his memory, he left also an heir."

    Luke glared at Wedge. "And that makes me wonder, where this heir has been over the last years. After all, Vader died at Endor and that was nine years ago." The Jedimaster rubbed his forehead.

    "Since he sees himself as ... ." Wedges became silent, when two ensigns passed by. "Since he sees himself as Darth Vaders son, he was probably born a few years after you."

    "But why isn´t he mentioned in the imperial records? Our father was perhaps the most wellknown person in the entire empire. And what about his mother? Our mother. Wedge, Lucan could be the only one, who knows, what happened to her."

    "Luke." interrupted the General. "Blast. You are talking, as if it would take nothing else, as to have a nice talk with this guy and all questions will be answered. You don´t even know, if you two have the same mother. For all we know, his mother could have been one of Palpatines concubines, who lost his favour. You seem to have forgotten, that this Lucan is a killer. He killed more than fivethousand good men and women this day. And, please don´t get me wrong, from what i know from this special side of your family, thats just the beginning."

    "Thank you, Wedge, for remainding me of that little detail." answered Luke with acid in his voice. "I´m fully aware of who Lucan is and what he is. Why do you think, i´m trying to get drunk? I had to fight my father, i had to fight my own clone, i had to fight the reborn emperor, where, without Leia, i would have been lost." The Jedimaster shook his head. "I don´t know, if i can fight somebody of that calibre again." Then he seem
  3. Grim_Reaper Jedi Knight

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    Vortigern.. Alfred from Batman... Everything in 1 person. A strategist, a friend, a butler and an advisor.

    Carzeta.. Love her.. but you killed her :(

    Gorin.. Sorry isn't a "real" figure to me

    thx for the fleet update m8

    Corrected it.... thx Spike
  4. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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  5. FTeik Force Ghost

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    Come on, don´t be shy. Until now, only Grim has answered my questions.

    Here is the next part. Six or seven posts more and we´ll have a new battle. Until then:

    Enjoy!


    The tale of Darth Vaders Son


    Leia Organa-Solo was sitting in her office, reading a report about incresed imperial activities in the borderregions, when she thought she heard somebody wheeping.

    Curios she rose from her seat and walked towards the door to the foreroom of her office. Normaly this door was always open for her friends and advisors. Leia didn´t thought to high of a policy of closed doors.

    Leaving her office the former princess of Alderaan discovered her longtime friend and aide Winter, her face burried inside her hands, her silverwhite hair a mess. The shoulders of the poor woman were shaking.

    "My god, Winter, what has happened?" Leia could remember only one time, when her friend with the perfect memory had been as devastated as now. Short after the battle of Yavin, when the two women had consoled each other over the destruction of Alderaan.

    Winter looked up. Her eyes were already red and rivers of tears were streaming down her cheeks.

    "They are dead. Nearly all of them are dead."

    -----

    Half an hour later Leia and Winter were inside the surfacebase, where the entire enterprise had started only two days ago. Here they met with the surviving members of the taskforce.

    Present were Luke Skywalker, Wedge Antilles, Corran Horn, Gavin Darklighter, Admiral Ackbar, Captain Deblev, the Lieutenants Xantris and Tak. Corran Horns wife was also there and Leia had gratefully left Winter in the care of the other woman, when she, her brother, Ackbar and Wedge had retired to one of the smaller briefingrooms of the base.

    "You want to tell me, that a single Stardestroyer was able to destroy our entire taskforce, to hold his own against two of our biggest warships, to destroy one of them and half the number of fighters from the other one? And at the same time suffered only fighterlosses?"

    "Yes. Unfortunately yes." stated Ackbar. "You have to understand, that the enemy managed to dived our forces and destroyed them one after the other. There wasn´t anything different our soldiers could have done."

    "And the ambush they cought us with was perfect." added Wedge Antilles. "They destroyed a quater of our fighters within the first one or two seconds."

    "That still doesn´t explain the poor performance of our fighters." stated Leia. "No insult meant, Wedge, but we were used to better results in the past from you and Rogue-squadron."

    If Wedge hadn´t known Leia for so long, he would have reacted with anger at the hidden accusation. He knew it was only, because she was confused and frightened. But so he managed to stay calm.

    "At those occasions we were able to chose the battlefield. We weren´t outnumbered nearly four to one. We weren´t fighting TIEs like those Avengers. We weren´t only six left out of thirtysix, when finally reinforcements arrived. And our enemies weren´t lead by ... ." Wedge barely interrupted himself in time. He threw a guilty look at Luke. They had agreed to let Luke explain the part with Lucan Vader.

    "I´m sorry Wedge." apologized Leia. "But you have to understand, that this is one of the hardest defeats for a long time. Many people have already forgotten, that we are still at war, they are no longer used to defeats like this."

    "You don´t have to apologize, Leia." answered Wedge. "I feel as bad as you do, probably worse."

    "Of course you do." said Leia with compassion in her voice. Force, she had known most of the pilots only by name, while for Wedge they had been friends and collegues.

    "Perhaps we can now return to the matters at hand." interrupted Ackbar. "General, you wanted to say something else? About the man who lead the hostile forces?"

    "Yes, i wanted to say ... ."

    "Perhaps you leave that part to me." suggested Luke Skywalker. "I had a short conversation with the commander of the enemies fighters." He took a serious look around. "He said he is the Son of Darth Vader."

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  6. J_K_DART Jedi Grand Master

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    Hi, sorry I wasn't here over the last couple days, that really couldn't be helped. Had about thirteen jobs dropped on me unexpectedly at once. Just to let you guys know I will be very glad to take on the job as Beta-reader, and I'll do my best to keep up (although time-difference might mean a slight delay).

    Re: the characters

    1) Guderi - speaking personally, I quite like him. He needs a bit of development, I think, like Thrawn had; Thrawn was the ultimate Grand Admiral, and yet he had this obsession with art ("But it was so artistically done.") That made him 3-D. Guderi needs fleshing out.

    2) Lucan - A fine character. I really enjoy reading of him.

    3) Alfred (heh, my joke) - the perfect foil! Hey, Lucan's even got a Robin in training!

    Speaking personally, I like the EU a lot, so using them and their situations is fine with me. Also, Leia's in an interesting position. She's got to deal with her parentage - remember the whole Noghri thing with their honouring her just because she was Vader's daughter - the evidence is obvious to her, the Noghri are sworn to her, and it's time her emotions took it on board.

    I've gotta say, I don't know what either Luke or Lucan's doing - although I do have one suspicion with Luke. How's the kid going to take it with his mother's death? I suspect Luke will take him under his charge.
  7. Grim_Reaper Jedi Knight

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    Cool.. almost everytime i check in here (bout 2x a day) you made an update! Keep up the good work..
  8. J_K_DART Jedi Grand Master

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    Hope I don't slow things down!!!
  9. J_K_DART Jedi Grand Master

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  10. Grim_Reaper Jedi Knight

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    hey J_K did you already start working for FTeik?
  11. J_K_DART Jedi Grand Master

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    The beta-reading's done & its gone back to FTeik! This bit looks promising, I'll tell you that!
  12. FTeik Force Ghost

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    Yes, J_K_Dart has betaread the first post of many. All mistakes in grammer and spelling are no longer my fault alone. What a relief.

    Wonder, if anybody discovers a person from the real world in this. And Miney will be there, too.


    The tale of Darth Vaders Son

    Lucan watched over the forms of the six Assassins assembled in his office.

    Khil´klit´chit, the Verpine. Specialist for "accidents" including vessels and other technical hardware.

    Tesb Gil´La from Bothawui. While Khil´klit´chit had a reputation of manipulating hardware, Tesb was known to alter the software to achieve his goals.

    Besides that, both were known to use more traditional weapons.

    Laxon was a Falleen. His handsome features and his winning smile deceived the coldness of his reptilian heritage and the brutality he was capable of. His mode of operating was to seduce his victims, if they were females, or women related to them, to get access to the real target.

    For a long moment Lucan's eyes rested on the beautiful woman from Ryloth. Xi´Galeen. The Twilek carried her two Lekkus decoratively over her bare shoulders, but Lucan resisted the tempting idea of interacting with her on a more personal level. It would be an unnecessary risk to be intimate with her.

    The remaining two were humans.

    Xron Tallos originated from a world with a gravity much higher than standard. Although he looked like a small and lean man, he was perhaps the strongest of all of the six.

    And finally White. From the colour of his suit, to his skin and to his hair, everything about him showed how he had gotten his name. White wasn't an albino in the classical sense, since the pupils of his eyes were white, too.

    Lucan Vader was satisfied with what he saw. The six best assassins of the galaxy. And unlike other people who worked in this profession from time to time (like Boba Fett, for example), they were more discreet or usually caused less of a mess while doing their job.

    Lucan didn't wear his usual armor with cloak and helmet. To prevent them from seeing his face and being able to identify him, he had activated a holoshroud. His guests were watching an incredible fat man in a repulsorchair, with blooded eyes and sagging cheeks. Lucan would have preferred another image, but with a size of nearly two meters and weighing hundredfivty kilogram, there weren't many options, besides a human version of a Hutt.

    "Gentlebeings." he rasped with a low voice. "Welcome to my modest home."

    "Pleased to meet you." said Xi´Galeen with a sensual voice.

    "You have a job for us." stated Xron dryly.

    "Yes, I have."

    "I alone should be able to do the job," snarled Tesb Gil´la.

    "That's something I doubt." explained Lucan. "There are several people, who will die. Actually a few hundred. Too many for one of you alone." He gave a datapad to every one of the killers. "Here are the names and files of your victims. As you can see, there is a date behind every name or a timeframe. If there is a date, the job has to be done before then, if the target is still alive after the date, the job is cancelled. In that case, the one of you responsible for this special job will find himself on the list of one of his colleagues. If there is a timeframe, the target has to be eliminated in exactly that frame of time. If he or she dies before, you won't get any money, too. If he or she dies after, it will be the same as case of a missed date. Let it look like accidents, common crimes; in short, make sure that nobody can discover a hidden agenda or other motives, other than the obvious. Any questions?"

    "Here is written, that we get fiftythousand per for every hit." stated Laxon. "My usual payment is hundred." The Falleen took a look around. "For every one of us."

    "This is only the first group. If you do well, you´ll get hundredfifty for the people from the second group. IF you do well."

    "How do we prove to you that we really did the job? After all some of them could die in a real accident," asked White.

    "I don't want any proofs. You'll get your money, if you are responsible for
  13. FTeik Force Ghost

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    BTW, say "thank you" to J_K_Dart.

    And nobody has commented the last update of "The Colliding of Empires". That hurts.
  14. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    I will in a minute! Don't worry!
  15. Grim_Reaper Jedi Knight

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    Sorry had to account for some downtime...

    And i must agree with J_K... this has some potential.. I wonder who the targets are, any main characters among them?
  16. J_K_DART Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanks for the second vote, Reaper!

    :D

    Yeah, the developments at the minute are really getting my imagination going!
  17. Grim_Reaper Jedi Knight

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    No prob... Well all agree that FTheik sure as hell can write a story anyway so why would i ever disagree...

    BTW J_K, do you betaread the other stories 2?
  18. FTeik Force Ghost

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    Well, thanks to J_K_Darts quick work, here is another chapter.

    We will see the assassins soon enough in action.


    The tale of Darth Vaders Son


    Luke Skywalker entered the dimly lit room, where Galina was sitting on a couch, the small frame of Carzeta Myntrelas' son cradled in her lap.

    When he had told the boy about the death of his mother, the child had first glared at him with disbelief, then smashed his small fists against Luke's chest and shoulders, accusing him of lying and not having watched out for his mother, when finally acceptance came, then Gorin had broken down and started to cry.

    Luke had hugged the poor being and tried to calm him down, but Gorin hadn't stopped crying, he had still been crying, when Luke Skywalker had put him into the arms of his old nanny and left to attend to the meeting with Wedge, Ackbar and Leia.

    The Jedi Master sighed. Another victim of his brother. Or of his father, if Lucan only continued, where Darth Vader had stopped.

    "Is he alright?" he asked the old woman concerned.

    "He sleeps now." Answered Galina. "But I have no idea, what to do with him. I'm far too old to take care of a child that young. And I won't be able to protect him."

    That came as a surprise for Luke Skywalker. "Protect him? Protect him from whom?"

    "His family on Kuat. Carzeta left her family in anger, but they couldn't deny their relations with each other. Gorin is another matter. In the eyes of the Kuat-Nobility he is a bastard. If they get a chance, they will try to kill him. Even if it is only to prevent him from knocking on their doors one day and claiming a part of his legacy. You know, as well as me, that people were killed for less than a part of the fortune of KuatDriveYards."

    "I see." answered Luke Skywalker. "Well, that's another thing I have to take care of. But first lets get Gorin a new home."

    Galina looked Luke straight in the eyes. "Carzeta trusted you. For the sake of the boy I hope, this trust wasn't misplaced."

    The Jedi Master gave her an encouraging smile. "I'll try my very best. Would you please wake him up?"

    He went back to the door and invited two people to enter. A tall, bulky man and a slender woman with silverwhite hair. Meanwhile Galina had managed to wake Gorin up. It was a heartbreaking sight to watch this small child rub his eyes, the blue of his eyes in contrast with the reddened skin from the tears he had cried. Carefully Luke Skywalker took Carzeta Myntrelas' son into his arms.

    "Hello, Gorin." he said in a consoling voice. "Do you feel better?"

    "Think so." Answered Gorin. "Yes." From what Luke felt through the force, this wasn't the case, so obviously Gorin tried to be brave. It only confirmed his already existing opinion, that, like his mother, Gorin was somebody special.

    "Gorin, I want you to met Kam Solusar and his wife Tionne. They are good friends of mine and I have asked them, if they would like to take care of you."

    Gorin mustered them from head to toe, before turning back to Luke. "Why can't I stay with you?" he asked.

    "Oh, Gorin, I would like to, but you need a home with a mother and a father and that's something I can't give you. Not now." "And not with that Son of Darth Vader out there." he thought.

    Gorin looked back to Kam and Tionne. The silverhaired Jedi broke the ice with a smile and open arms. "Hello Gorin, I´m Tionne."

    Gorin smiled shyly. "And I'm Gorin."

    "Well, why don't you sit down," Luke put Gorin on the couch, "and get to know each other better. I'm sure you will like each other."

    "That's a good idea." stated Tionne.

    "Where are you going?" asked Kam, when Luke Skywalker turned to the door.

    "Galina brought my attention on something else to take care of, but for that I´ll need the help of R2." he twickled at Kam. "Manipulating some datafiles."
  19. Grim_Reaper Jedi Knight

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    Nice chapter and thx 2 J_K... and don't worry FTeik...i'll never forget that we have you to thank for the reading pleasure in the end ;)


    Btw. I'm sorry to say that i don't know the new Jedi-couple... are they canon?

  20. Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager

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    They're from the Kevin J Anderson Jedi Academy Trilogy. They're also on the New Jedi Order in some books. They're EU, not canon. However they are acknowledged characters of the Starwars universe.
  21. Grim_Reaper Jedi Knight

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    thx Spike, i appr the explaination
  22. FTeik Force Ghost

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    Kam Solusar is actually from the DarkEmpireComic-Series.

    BTW, i hope i have the next post up tomorrow and if J_K-Dart manages it, an update of "Union" today.
  23. Grim_Reaper Jedi Knight

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    thx M8 looking foward to the updates!
  24. FTeik Force Ghost

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    Not much to say about that, so simply enjoy:


    The tale of Darth Vaders Son


    Leia Organa Solo tried to calm her thoughts. "If I had only concentrated more on my calming-techniques," she thought. But it was too late now for regrets. Sooner or later the press would have gotten wind of what had happened and unfortunately, it had been sooner.

    Now she had to explain the loss of several ships and more than five-thousand lives to a pack of reporters.

    Accompanied by Wedge Antilles and some aides, she moved towards the lounge, where the journalists were waiting. Taking a deep breath she prepared for the inevitable.

    ---

    Lucan Vader, Nilan Vortigern and Admiral Guderi were watching the transmission on Coruscant Holonet News.

    "There she is." Lucan hissed through gritted teeth. The president of the New Republic looked exhausted. If the young Lord Vader got his will, this wouldn't change.

    "Patience, My Lord." Nilan dared to say, while Guderi remained silent. "You will get you revenge, sooner or later."

    "Yes, I will." answered Lucan Vader. "Have you done as I told you?"

    "I managed to sell forty percent of our different stocks on sixty important stock-exchanges. By that we made a plus of fourteen thousand billion six-hundred-and-fifty-nine million credits. We could have earned more, if we would have waited. The markets climbed by six percent this morning."

    "Fourteen thousand billion credits." mused Lucan. "That's half of the imperial Navies Imp-Stars. Pity we don't have the shipyards to build them or the men to crew them."

    "I'm sure, that will change sooner of later. But we would have really made more, if we would have waited."

    "Don't be so sure, Nilan." chuckled Lucan. "I guarantee you, at the end of the day, the prices will have dropped by twenty percent or more. And then we will buy again." The chuckle turned into a laughter. "And then a few companies will have changed their owner."

    "If I may be so bold." interrupted Guderi. "The press-conference begins."

    ----

    "Gentlebeings of the Galaxy, fellow citizens of the Republic. This is a sad day for all of us." The pain and the sadness were evident in Leia's voice. "It is my sad duty to inform you of the destruction of several of our ships in an engagement with former imperial forces. We ..., we lost seven-thousand three-hundred-and-seventy-two men and women in total and our prayers are with their families. Their tragic deaths are a dramatic reminder that this war is far from over, although many of us wanted to believe otherwise. The heroic deaths of these men and women, who sacrificed their lives for us and for our freedom, will not be in vain. Their sacrifices will not be forgotten. I ... ." at that point Leia was interrupted.

    "Princess, is it true that members of Rogue-Squadron are under the soldiers killed in that incident?"

    Leia had to bite their lip. Her advisors had told her that it would be better to make an accident responsible for the losses, but Leia had decided against it. She was sure that the truth would come out sooner or later. It was impossible to hide the circumstances of the deaths of more than seven-thousand people. Not in a democracy. But how did those people knew about the involvement of Rogue-Squadron?

    "Yes, that is true. But as you can see, General Antilles is standing next to me and he and the surviving members of Rogue-Squadron are well."

    "Madam President, what kind of ships did we lose?" asked another reporter

    "We lost one MC-80-Cruiser, one Corellian Corvette and a tanker." answered Leia slowly. "As well as several squadrons of fighters. However our ships managed to force the enemy away." Somehow she lost the control over the interview, but she didn't know how.

    "Princess Leia is it true, that our fleet was ambushed by a single Stardestroyer, which managed to destroy all those ships and to fight of another MC-90-Cruiser, and which lost only fighters? How could this happen?"

    "We are still investigating, what really happened and we will be able to tell you more, as soon as we get more information.
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