Diane Yes it was a good descion -- trust me Qui-Gon will need his strength most definetely in the end... Look Everyone we made 300 posts!!!! Thanks so much for all your support! Here is more for your enjoyment! It's a short one but crucial to some character development Enjoy! Repercussions Chapter 30 A Gaikusan watched dispassionately as his assistant let Yomar into his office. He already knew everything that had happened from his own agent that had been placed with Yomar. Unbeknownst to Yomar, of course. Nevertheless it would be interesting to hear the version Yomar had created for him. Gaikusan let him stand before his desk for several moments before speaking. "Well?" "We found the fugitives hiding on Null. Josel has been delivered in one piece. Not undamaged...but he's far from dead. We were able to deliver him alive as you requested." Yomar said in a low voice. "And Duursema?" Gaikusan asked in a pleasant voice. "The troops you sent to escort us back to the prison let him escape out from under their noses." He said. "All the effort we put into his capture and damaging him to make sure he stayed put was for nothing. Several of my men lost their lives and limbs. Your men's incompetence was the reason he escaped." "Where were you and your men, when my troop's incompetence," Gaikusan stressed the word faintly," allowed the escape." "I was personally ensuring that Duursema stayed where he should when a large party attacked us. I did my best to fight off the wave of attack. Our transport was disabled and Duursema escaped -- at the cost of my hand." "A large party? How strange, I had only received reports of a single assailant." Gaikusan waved away Yomar's sputtering attempts to explain. "I allowed you to be released early from Tuvlat because you were one of the premier assassins and enforcers on C'lasi. The fact that you were able to recapture Duursema and his associate, however briefly, indicates that you do retain some of that skill." "I will personally ensure that Duursema is returned." Gaikusan stood and walked to the front of the desk. His eyes narrowed slightly. "No, I think that I have other business for you." Yomar stared wondering what the other could possibly want him to do. "What is that?" A flash of green light and Yomar's head rolled across the floor. Gaikusan watched it settle into a corner, the body falling to the floor with a thump. Placing his lightsaber back beneath his robe, Gaikusan pushed the call button to summon his staff to remove the body. Nudging the body with a booted toe, he said, "Keeping the grave diggers busy."