Title: Meditative Solitude Author: Darthishtar Timeframe: 1 year before the fall of the Republic Characters: OCs, mentions of canon characters Author's note: This character was originally introduced in my Wife of Deceit series as the First Lady's former college roommate. I noticed in Book 3 that we don't know much of what she did during the Clone Wars, so I decided to put her into this plot bunny. THe title comes from what Corellia called its semi-formal withdrawal from the Republic during the Clone Wars. ENTRY 1 Mother always joked that it would take an act of congress for me to start keeping a log and she wasn't far from the truth. I'm used to making reports for RepIntel, but my instructors always told me that it would help me gather my thoughts if I kept something separate on extended missions. If nothing else, I could use this as the basis for my debriefing, when they would ask for more information than I had been able to send over a secure connection. My orders are straightforward: Proceed to the contact point at Bilbringi. Catch the next transport to wherever they send me within Separatist territory. Set up shop. Report on whatever seems relevant to Republic security and the war effort. Hopefully get out with my life. On any given mission, there are a few unstated prohibitions. I doubt that anyone would forbid me to call my best friend when I moved to a new planet under normal circumstances, but if I called Amne, there's a chance her husband the Chancellor would pick up instead. I'm also pretty sure that they would yank me from the project if I actually settled down, but I'm expected to hold down a job while I'm there. It would be suspicious for a newcomer to live off unspecified resources and with the CIS at war, they will be automatically suspicious of any newcomers. I'm six hours out from Bilbringi and not sure I like what I'm getting myself into, but I'm under orders. My ability to like those orders is irrelevant to the mission.