I have been remiss in keeping up with these. The Mandalorian arc is wonderful. I never knew there was such a complex backstory for Jango Fett! His sister Arla sounds like a brave and adventurous soul, yet there is such love there for her family. How sad that she goes to her fate without knowing whether her brother is alive or dead, and he does the same thing. Boba's defiant insistence that he has a name, not a mere number, reflects that pride in their heritage. Thank you for the author's notes, they were very helpful in understanding the situation here. The idea that Jango knowingly agrees to be the clone template so that he can get his revenge against the Jedi really exemplifies the idea that revenge is a dish best served cold. Boba Fett also embraces that revenge, feeling satisfaction as all the Jedi fall because his father's clones turned against them. The next group ties together so well - each person (Hera/Kanan, Mon and the other senators, Leia, Luke) - each one is that individual piece that Asohka understands must work together to create the forcet that will eventually bring down the Empire. Luke is appalled at the brutality of the Empire, Leia is distraught over the injustice, Hera is exhausted from the battles, and Mon seethes against the Empire's hypocricy. Eventually all the pieces will come together and it will be enough to overcome the oppression. Excellent updates!