Scribble 19: Dannar's Claim Force, I'd postponed the trip to Dannar's Claim long enough but if I'd knew this morning what I know now, I'd not gone there. At least not today. On the other hand - if I'd already knew there wouldn't have been any reason for not going. Kriff it! I just wish I hadn't known. This is too much. I set out early in the morning after an evening of lectures from Master Qui-Gon on how he managed to become a Force ghost. Obviously that was more difficult for him than it will be for me, unless I get myself killed before the time has come. In this climate it's good to utilise as much as possible of the night chill for travelling. The trip was uneventful. I could find Emphie waiting for me down in the valley and despite it's been a few days since we arrived she made no objections when I put the saddle on her back again. Which is a good thing. It would been a long walk and difficult for me to carry all the things I need by myself. On my way there I could see traces of feet in the sand. Obviously a group of Tuskens have passed by during the night. I'm not sure if that's a good or bad thing. They seem to leave me alone but to be sure they don't wreak havoc on my, admittedly sparse, belongings I made a very solid rock my door. Force lifting has it's advantages. If they want to break in they really have to work for it. I came to Dannar's Claim before noon and it's really a…hole. A few scattered buildings around the general store and that's it. There were no people to see, and I'm not sure if that is good or bad. I feel like I stick out like a sore thumb, but on the other hand there were nobody there to actually see me, I hope. Well, none except the lady behind the counter. She was friendly enough though, and very efficient. While she was looking for all the bits and pieces I needed (and in particular the much anticipated sleeping mat) I watched holonet on a screen on the wall in the cantina part of the store. I'm not quite sure of how new the 'news' are out here but I really got a shock. The Empire (oh, it still hurts just thinking about 'Empire' instead of 'The Republic' ) is hunting down escaping jedi and in charge of that task is a frightening…droid? Or something. I have no idea what it is, but it's scary as a Sith. The Emperor presented it as 'Lord Vader' so one should believe it's one sentient being, but on the other hand it seems to be some kind of an overgrown droid. It's all black and carries a black cloak. It's just…weird. But it wasn't the appearance that scared me. I've seen scary beings before. No, the scary part was that for a moment I felt like a pang of something familiar, something I've lived with for years. I felt….Anakin. Or, maybe not Anakin, but the being he'd been transformed into on that horrible last encounter on Mustafar. Could it be that he has survived? Or rather what's left of him has survived? Could that black monstrosity actually be a body armour to…well….keep him together after what happened? No, after what I did. Have I, involuntarily, created this…horror on two legs? Oh…Force. I should have had the courage to kill him. Truly kill him. It would have been a mercy towards him, and if what I suspect now is true also to the rest of the galaxy. Force help me. What have I done?