Beyond - Legends Many Faces of the Force: Winner of Best Underated!! Completed July 7th!! Author Replies Up!

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  1. Jaina_Solo_15

    Jaina_Solo_15 Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Dec 5, 2002
    This fic is set post Rebel Stand and includes nothing of what happened in Traitor.

    Chapter 1a.

    ?Two, break starboard.?

    ?I?m hit, I?m hit.?

    ?Nine, fire on my mark.?

    The blend of comm. chatter that poured into her receiver gave Jaina a picture of the battle she was currently fighting. It wasn?t the worst battle Jaina had participated in, but it wasn?t the best by far. Most of the people were veterans of the ongoing Vong war, and a good number were veterans of the war against the empire. Her main problem at that moment was the equipment. Fortunately for them, they were fighting Peace Brigaders and not the Vong themselves. Unfortunately, most of their equipment also dated from the early Rebellion era.

    ?Twin Suns Leader,? a voice crackled over her speaker and Jaina cursed the fact that her current commander had sent Wes Janson and his squadron of Tierfron Yellow Aces along with her squadron and the rest of the task force.

    ?Yes, Ace Leader,? she asked paitently.

    To her surprise Wes wasn?t being playful or annoying. ?Can Twin Suns handle the rest of this mess, Goddess? Freedom?s Defender is requesting aid.?

    ?We?re on it, Ace Leader. We?ll finish mopping this up and then give you a hand.?

    Wes acknowledged with two clicks of his comm. and then she switched to another channel. ?Jag, Kyp,? she called to her wingmates, ?let?s wrap this up, shall we??

    ?Acknowledged Lead,? answered Jag?s calm confident voice, identifiable despite the comm. distortion.

    Kyp?s firm mental reassurance, assured Jaina that he was ready. They began to silently coordinate their actions through the force with only the occasional word here or there necessary to communicate their plans to Jag. The trio flew in perfect sync defending and retreating for the others when necessary.

    Brillant pink and green lasers flashed past Jaina?s cockpit, the fire of a friend just as deadly as the fire of an enemy. Some people glorified war and made it spectacular, but she knew it was simply something that had to be done.

    Checking her status board as they finished a pass through the engagement, vaping two as they went through, she realized her pilots had finished mopping up their corner of the battle.

    ?Twin Suns, report.? One by one her pilots reported their statuses. To her relief, they had sustained only minor damage and no casualties. So far it looked as if the air battle for this world, Chad, would be relatively easy and over quickly. It was more than Jaina had hoped for, but she was beginning to wonder about the ground forces. Nothing was ever this easy when the Vong were involved.

    ?Form up on me,? Jaina instructed, pushing back long term thoughts and focusing on the moment, ?We?re going to hit the Yellow Aces? furball hard and fast.?

    Flying in four shield trios the squadron raced towards their embroiled comrades. ?Here?s the plan.? Jaina addressed her pilots. ?Each shield is going to make a fast run through the fight. Deliver as much fire power as possible and get out of their before you lose speed. Form back up here. That?ll give the Aces time to breath. Then we?ll run back through and finish them up, clear.?

    They led the mad dash into the fight, drilling the headhunter?s and other small fighters the Peace Brigade had assembled as they passed. Enemy fighters exploded covering their momentary retreat with fiery explosions.

    ?This is too easy, Great One,? Kyp noted.

    ?I know, I have a feeling the ground forces are running into much more resistance than we are, though.?

    ?Are you suggesting we go help them out?? Jag asked carefully.

    ?No, or at least not all of us,? she carefully amended, ?but some of us, the ones with experience fighting on the ground. The rest should probably form a perimeter around the planet to make sure they didn?t have back up.?

    ?Agreed.? Kyp cut in, ?And I have a suggestion, Goddess.?

    ?Go ahead,? she said.

    ?Freedom?s Defender is sending two shuttles full of troops down. We can escort them down and then give them a hand.?

    ?Good, Kyp, pi
  2. Arina_Jaylin

    Arina_Jaylin Jedi Youngling star 2

    Apr 17, 2003
    lol, as you command goddess, that's funny.
  3. Arissa

    Arissa Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 7, 2003
    Nice start!

    Promising :)


  4. Jaina_and_Jag

    Jaina_and_Jag Jedi Master star 5

    Apr 19, 2003
    Very nice. I can't wait. I was hopeing Jag went to the ground with them to show he isn't completely incapable of fighting out of a ship. He's a good commander but still. Anyway, nice post. Keep up the good wrok. :)
  5. Jaina_Solo_15

    Jaina_Solo_15 Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Dec 5, 2002
    Thanks for the encouragement ya'll. Here's the rest of the chapter. Hope ya'll like it.


    Jaina jumped lightly out of her x-wing?s cockpit and landed on the duracrete. Despite the gargantuan size of the floating city they had landed on, she could feel the barely perceptible movement of it under her feet. Chad was a marvel in a galaxy of extraordinary planets. It was a water world, but it lacked even the small amount of above water land mass that Mon Calamari boasted. It was also famous for the fact that it was populated by prosperous humans rather than well adapted aliens.

    The planet wasn?t known as a powerful military or political power and consequently only a small Vong force with the aid of the Peace Brigade had been sent to take the planet. Strange rumors, however, had been coming out of the planet with fleeing refugees. Tales of impossible feats against the Vong and extraordinary secret weapons had prompted Wedge Antilles to send small task force to investigate.

    Jaina saw Kyp quietly take his place beside her as they waited for orders or an update on the situation. ?I sense something is not right here, Jaina.? He murmured for her ears alone.

    ?I think the Vong would account for that,? Jaina replied, her sarcasm evident.

    ?Beyond that,? he said calmly, undisturbed by her response, ?Something else is at work here, Great One.?

    ?Drop the all knowing Master act, Kyp. It?s not necessary.? She hissed planting a smile or at least a not so threatening expression on her face as the official in charge approached.

    Kyp, scowling impatiently-whether with Jaina or the official, it was hard to tell- stepped forwards. ?The Goddess Yun Harla,? he made a widely sweeping gesture at Jaina, ?has deigned to help you mere mortals be free of those enslaving your world. Explain you situation and grant her every whim.? He winked at Jain imperceptibly as he stepped back.

    Stuttering and trembling the entire time, the man led them to the control center, explaining the situation as they walked. ?o_O_our main f_forces are being led by the Lady. The Vong are occupying most of the floating cities, but she already has a guerilla resistance set up that is m-making s-significant p-pr-progress.?

    ?Where is this Lady right now,? Jaina asked tersely.

    ?I-in T-tabar, G-goddess.?

    ?Let?s go,? she snapped to Kyp rolling her eyes at the annoying man. She knew her presence wasn?t exactly comforting, but a man that easily scared should never have made it into the military, at least not in a leadership position.

    Mere moments later they were back up in the sky, rapidly approaching Tabar. The dark plumes of billowing smoke rising from the middle of the city alerted them immediately.

    ?The main fighting seems to be coming from the middle of the city, Great One.? Kyp noted.

    ?Let?s provide some air support,? Jaina said breaking right and down into the cities depths. They wove in and out of buildings, strafing Vong warriors and aiming carefully placed torpedoes at Vong creatures, some they had seen before and others new to them.

    Almost as one they jinked away from small plasma missiles and leapfrogged over a building. Finally they found what they were looking for. A small but organized group of people standing flush with a building waiting to ambush the approaching Vong visible only to Jaina and Kyp form their altitude.

    ?Let?s see how ?the Lady? handles this, Kyp. We can set our x-wings down a few blocks away from them and check it out.?

    ?Acknowledged, Goddess,? Kyp said simply as they went wide around the Vong and the ambushers.

    Setting their x-wings down the two Jedi quickly retrieved their desired armament, grenades, blasters and of course lightsabers. Side by side the two Jedi jogged down the deserted streets, encountering no resistance. They came upon the ambushers just as the fight began. As they slipped through the ranks of soldiers depending on anonymity and using their blasters for the moment, they were shocked when a brilliant golden yellow lightsaber hissed to lif
  6. JediMasterJaina

    JediMasterJaina Jedi Padawan star 4

    May 19, 2003
    oooOOOooo......Callista? This should be interesting...

    ::sits in front of computer waiting for next post::

    ~Jedi Master Jaina
  7. JainaJag00

    JainaJag00 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 11, 2002
    that should be interesting!

  8. Arissa

    Arissa Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 7, 2003
    Callista ? :eek:

    That should be very interesting, indeed. :)

  9. FuzzyRatt

    FuzzyRatt Jedi Youngling star 3

    May 16, 2003
    Very well done. Good use of the characters.
    Look forward to more of this story. :)
  10. Lt_Jaina_Solo

    Lt_Jaina_Solo Jedi Knight star 5

    May 27, 2002
    SWEET JOB! You've already got me hooked and you're only on your second post...Keep up the great work...

    I'm very impressed...Usually the first couple of story posts by a fanfiction writer here are ok...but yours are great...nice use of description, characters, good plot setting...I'm jealous...if you read the beginning posts of Complications and the ending posts...there's a big difference...I see alot of potential here...and can't wait to see what you do next... (I sound a little all-knowing...don't i? :D 8-} Oh, Well...awesome job!)
  11. Rogue11JS

    Rogue11JS Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 27, 2002


    I look forward to more

    *sits back and wonders how mara's gonna take this*


  12. Jaina_Solo_15

    Jaina_Solo_15 Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Dec 5, 2002
    Thank you everyone for your respones. I wasn't sure if anyone would like this story. Hopefully i'll post more later tonight or tommorow.

    Arina_Jaylin: I'm glad you liked it. Sometimes people tell me my sense of humor is odd, so i'm never sure if people will think It's funny.

    Arissa: Thank you, I hope you enjoy the rest of it, too, and i'm glad you liked the Callista development.

    Jaina_and_Jag: Sorry, Jag didn't go down to the planet with them, but don't worry there is a definite J/J scene coming up later.

    JediMasterJaina: I'll try and hurry, but I can only type so fast. I'm glad you liked the Callista part. Just out of curiosity are you a fan of hers or are you a Callie hater?

    JJ00: I'm glad you found this. Hope you enjoy it.

    FuzzyRatt: Thanks, i'm glad you liked it so far.

    Lt_Jaina_Solo: I'm thrilled you liked it so much. Your encouragement means a lot. I hope i live up to your expectations.

    Rogue11JS: You see right and just wait. Our favorite redhead's reaction will be posted before too long.

  13. Jaina_Solo_15

    Jaina_Solo_15 Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Dec 5, 2002
    Okay here's the next part. Just to clear things up. This is set after Rebel Stand and nothing that went on in Traitor happened, but Destiny's way did. Basically Jacen didn't come back and nothing happened involving him.

    Chapter 2a.

    ?I?m Callista.?

    The words echoed through Jaina?s mind and she took a closer look at the woman in front of her. Tall and blonde, she certainly fit the description and Jaina?s own blurry memory of the woman she was claiming to be, but if she recalled correctly Callista hadn?t been able to call on the force, except for the darkside. That would mean that something unusual was definitely going on here.

    Reaching into the force swiftly, Jaina sent a probing tendril towards Callista. As she had half-expected, she felt nothing, not a hole in the force like Ysalimiri produced, but simply nothing. Deciding to be honest with the her, Jaina spoke up again.

    ?We were sent her not only to help the people of Chad, but to investigate rumors of impossible victories against the Vong and secret weapons. Do you know anything about it,? she asked bluntly.

    ?Jaina,? Kyp said sharply, ?I don?t trust this. Before she left, she was known to have ties to the dark side.?

    ?Jaina,? Callista questioned, interrupting before they could continue, ?You?re Jaina Solo?? She stared at the girl in shock, as if seeing her in a whole new light.

    Jaina smirked slightly, ?Yes, I am, but getting back to the point?.?

    Callista couldn?t seem to let it go, though. ?You?ve grown since the last time I saw you,? was all she could come up with.

    Jaina sighed, trying to keep a check on her indignation. She didn?t remember much of this woman. She had only been a small child the last time she had seen her, but the she heard about her hadn?t always been good. She certainly remembered how devastated her Uncle had been after Callista had left him and her Aunt had definitely never said anything good about her.

    There had been Callista?s brief selfish brush with the dark side and while she was glad they had broken up, Mara had always been angry that Callista had hurt Luke the way she did. All of this combined with Callista?s continued reluctance to get down to business wasn?t putting Jaina in a good mood.

    ?Well, obviously. It?s been quite a while.?

    Callista looked slightly taken a back by her sarcasm, and paused. She bit her lip and started to say something, then changed her mind. ?The strange rumors you?ve been hearing are about me,? she said confidently. She turned and gestured for them to walk with her.

    Jaina felt a surge of anger flow through her at the woman?s presumptuous summons, but bit it back. It really wouldn?t matter if she disliked Callista, which she was growing to more and more, if Callista could provide the answers she wanted or possible a way to end the war.

    ?I though Luke would send someone to explore them sooner or later. He was always so interested in rumors about the Jedi.?

    The familiar way she spoke of Jaina?s Uncle did nothing for Jaina?s growing bad mood, but fortunately Kyp came up with a reply before she did.

    ?Actually, Lady Callista, we are her as representatives of the Jedi only secondarily,? Kyp said with polite charm, although Jaina could feel a distaste matching her own in him, towards Callista.

    ?We were sent her first and foremost as a representative of the Galactic Alliance to free Chad.?

    Callista looked slightly surprised at his statement, but continued undaunted. ?Well it doesn?t matter really. Jedi are here and that?s all that matters. You see,? she said as she led them deeper into the city, her troops now moving around them, in front and behind, ?I?ve finally discovered how to use the force again.?

    ?Congratulations,? Jaina said with sympathy leaking back into her voice. While she might not really like Callista; she couldn?t imagine life without the force and she sympathized with the woman?s loss.

    ?Thank you, it?s been hard.?

    This time Jaina saw even Kyp roll his eyes. Fortunately Callista returned quickly to the subject a
  14. JainaJag00

    JainaJag00 Jedi Padawan star 4

    Aug 11, 2002
    i wonder how...
  15. FuzzyRatt

    FuzzyRatt Jedi Youngling star 3

    May 16, 2003
    I wonder how, myself? This is a very good use of character that I had not thought of in a long time. I also like the fact that it is set (more or Traitor-less) ;) in the EU timeline, not a AU.

    Please, do PM me when the next post is up of the story. Thanks.
  16. Arissa

    Arissa Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 7, 2003
    Oh my :eek:

    You blew up a bomb in here JS15

    ?Of course,? said Callista, ?but you see I can sense the Vong. Just as if I were using the force to sense a normal person.?


    Can´t wait for the dust to settle to reveal Callista´s trick/secret.

    Oh and Mara *snickers*

    Can´t wait for more, great posts so far :)

  17. JainaSticksSolo19

    JainaSticksSolo19 Jedi Master star 3

    Mar 31, 2003
    I just found this and i love it so far. postie soon?
  18. Jaina_and_Jag

    Jaina_and_Jag Jedi Master star 5

    Apr 19, 2003
    Very nice. Adding Callista to your story gave it a twist. lol. I can't wait for the next post, keep up the good work! ;)
  19. Rose_Skywalker

    Rose_Skywalker Jedi Padawan star 4

    Nov 17, 2002

    ewww i just found this story and I like i like i like! Although i never really liked callista, but lets see where you go with her. good start!
  20. Jaina_Solo_15

    Jaina_Solo_15 Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Dec 5, 2002
    Thanks for all of the responses, fellow beings. I'm trying to get another post up later tonight.

    JJ00: All your questions shall be answered....eventually.

    FuzzyRatt: Well I'm glad you liked the Traitor-less aproach, but it was kind of a cop-out on my part. I didn't want to deal with Jacen yet in my story and I did want to use parts of Destiny's way. Don't worry though, folks, Jacen will make an appearance later, probably.

    Arissa: I'm glad you liked it. That was the reaction I was hoping for and I hope you enjoy where I go from here. I was actually kinda suprised no one had this idea before.

    JainaSticksSolo19: I'm so happy you liked it, I'm trying to get those posties out as fast as I can.

    Jaina_and_Jag: I'm glad you liked the twist. I like em too, and i try to throw in as many as possible.

    Rose_Skywalker: I'm glad you found this and I don't like Callista either, so portraying her in a not to biased manner is going to be a fun challenge for me in this fic.

    Happy reading all! I'm going to try to post later tonight, and maybe again tommorow night, but I don't if i'll be able to tommorow I have more fics to update, too.

  21. Jaina_Solo_15

    Jaina_Solo_15 Jedi Grand Master star 6

    Dec 5, 2002
    Sorry this postie is so short, folks, hopefully my next one will be longer.

    Chapter 2b.

    ?Can you sense non-Vong,? was the first question Jaina asked after she regained the ability to speak. Callista?s revelation was a shock to say the least and a possibility Jaina hadn?t considered in the slightest.

    ?No,? Callista said sadly, ?but I can sense the Vong and the world around me. I can only sense other beings through the dark side.?

    ?Can you prove this,? asked Kyp.

    ?Of course,? said Callista. Then she looked back at her young companions. ?Are you two capable of a short run? I was planning a small ambush farther along. I think between the three of us we can handle it by ourselves.?

    Kyp looking very upset that she didn?t think they could handle it said sarcastically, ?I believe we can.?

    Callista was actually in quite good shape, they found as they ran through the streets, sometimes jumping from building top to building top to avoid the Vong until they had prepared their ambush. They crept into place waiting for the Vong patrol.

    Kyp and Jaina were hiding around the corner of a building, while Callista waited across the street to attack from the other side.

    As they waited, Jaina whispered to Kyp, ?What do you think we should do??

    ?Blast her now and save Luke a headache,? he suggested sarcastically.

    ?I think that would be of the dark side,? remarked Jaina dryly, ?but we really should get a medal for it.?

    Kyp laughed, but he had grown serious. ?If she?s telling the truth about what she can do, she could be vital to winning this war.?

    ?If she is, we should bring her back to the Jedi to see if she can teach the technique or at least it can be studied.?

    ?On the other hand,? said Kyp, playing the Sith?s advocate, ?if she?s not telling the truth she could have another agenda, entirely.?

    ?It?s not like we can use the force to tell,? Jaina added with sarcasm.

    ?I don?t want to bring her back any more than you do, Goddess,? Kyp said, ?but if she can do what she says then I think we have to.?

    ?Oh fine,? Jaina said as she rose, igniting her lightsaber and beheading one of the Vong that were suddenly coming around the corner.

    Kyp was immediately at her side and working together they effectively cut throught the Vong.

    ?I wonder when we get the show portion of Show-and-Tell,? Jaina gritted out, keeping an eye on Callista as they fought.

    ?Hopefully, sooner rather than later,? Kyp added, seconding Jaina?s thoughts. But he stopped before he could say anything else, watching in amazement as a Vong began to float upwards, obviously under Callista?s control.

    They took advantage of the rest of the Vong?s temporary distraction and quickly finished off the small patrol.

    ?Looks like she?s telling the truth,? pointed out Kyp, still somewhat stunned.

    ?I?m inclined to believe her,? Jaina admitted, ?for now, though,? she added darkly. She sighed looking around, ?Let?s get back to our x-wings,? she said. ?We can get a status report from Jag and then we?ll see about how we?re going to get Callista back to the Jedi.?
  22. FuzzyRatt

    FuzzyRatt Jedi Youngling star 3

    May 16, 2003
    Callista can see them in the dark side, this is a differant approach. I am not sure that she is talling the truth.
    The story grows.

    Great stuff. :D

  23. Jaina_and_Jag

    Jaina_and_Jag Jedi Master star 5

    Apr 19, 2003
    Cool! I can't wait until Jag's back in the picture. hehe. I like him. Can't wait for the next postie.
  24. Rogue11JS

    Rogue11JS Jedi Padawan star 4

    Jun 27, 2002

    I was right!




    *Rests head on hands expectantly*

    SOo whens the mush come up in this story????

    BTW could you pm me? I seem to miss quite a few posts when there isnt a date on the subject bar for an update.


    Im seeing im going to like this story a lot!
    (especialy seeing as i already do!)


  25. Arissa

    Arissa Jedi Master star 4

    Apr 7, 2003
    Nice post again :) JS15.

    ?What do you think we should do??

    ?Blast her now and save Luke a headache,? he suggested sarcastically.

    ?I think that would be of the dark side,? remarked Jaina dryly, ?but we really should get a medal for it.

    lol [face_laugh] Maybe Mara volunteers later to do the dirty work :p .

    More soon, please :)

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