I just caught up on the two "Tournament" chapters after this loooong hiatus... and I wasn't disappointed at all! This was pure Rat-Pack-meets-Star-Wars stuff and it was an absolute delight. I loved how you made Doran and Raissa "sync" in the first part (and I think I see what you did in terms of foreshadowing there ) but what had me really whooping was Raissa's Force-nudge towards the other players in the second part, and her "I overdid it" comment had me howling with laughter -- and that's not to mention the myriad little starwarsisms that you keep coming up with, and, of course, our very own, very dear Frugly By the way, you forgot to mention, did Doran's boots survive? I sense that Raissa's reputation in Merkesh city will have gone up a notch or two (or three or four) after this fine display of skill on multiple levels, but at the same time Verraro is definitely the type to keep a grudge. Hmmm... maybe joking about Jedi mind tricks wasn't such a good idea after all.