Okee-dokey. This is a little project I've been workin' on for. It's the second draft of a story I've been nuturing for a while now. I've done this thing on Wordpad, so the grammar might be off. Actually, it more than likely will be. If you guys got any advice, I'd more than appreciate it.
I'll start you off with intro and prologue. If you want more, just say so.
A long time ago, In a galaxy far, far away....
Phantoms and Shadows
Twenty-five long years have passed since the death of Emperor Palpatine
and the collapse of the Galactic Empire. Democracy once again rules under
the jurisdiction of the newly formed New Republic, and Jedi Master Luke Skywalker
has restored the long extinct Jedi Order to its rightful place as defenders
of peace and justice throughout the Galaxy, and the Jedi Knights now number in the hundreds.
The Alderaanian Princess Leia Organa and the Correllian smuggler Han Solo have wed,
and there children now serve under their
uncle as Jedi Knights. With the signing of the Bastion Accords, peace now envelopes
the fledgling New Republic and the Imperial Remnant. Everything in the Galaxy has seemingly
returned to a docile peace it had not known for centuries....
But now a new threat has arisen. Hundreds of senators have been assassinated, each killed by an
Except for one.....
"Have the droids put up a perimeter around this wing of the complex," the aging human officer commanded to his underling as he fell to one knee to examine the body. A small, hovering droid appeared by his shoulder, it's large orb-eye casting an eerie light over the alien corpse while it created an exact holo image of the dead creature in its memory banks. The droid then flew away, but the guard remained, still staring intently at the details of the body. Soon, his underling stood behind him once more.
"What do we got, Kaart?" He asked simply, confident in the older man's attention to detail.
"Quarren. Middle-aged for his species. Multiple cauterized wounds...." the old man said, his voice trailing off as he plucked a pin from the quarren's singed robes. He gave a deep sigh as he raised the pin over his head for his comrade to see.
"Emperor's black bones, not another one," the younger man said, "This is the fourth senator this month!"
The elder man continued his search of the quarren senator's body. A total of five wounds were visible: a severed face-tentacle, two shallow cauterized gashes on his back, a dismembered left arm as well as an entire dismembered lower torso. This troubled the old detective. Blasters singed and vaporized, but these were precise and clean cuts. Not even disrupters can do this, the old man thought to himself, right before the younger man behind him finally spoke up.
"Hey, what's in his hand?" the man asked, pointing to the severed arm a few feet away. The elder man rose from his crouched position with a pained grunt, then ambled over to the hand. Bending over and cautiously removing the item that it held, he examined the small, metal object.
"It's a datapad," the old man said as he began to search it's archive's.
"What is its latest entry?" the younger man asked, his question answered when the elderly man activated an audio recording. Series of watery gurgles and slurps issued from the pad.
"Hmm. Speaking his quarrenese. Probably a personal log or some kind of report to his superiors," the young man said. He opened his mouth to speak again, but was interrupted by a shrill scream coming from the datapad. Both men paid the utmost attention, stern faces laced with a hint of horror, as the sound of scrambling feet and doors opening issued from the datapad. It went on for several more moments, then was replaced by an eerie silence broken only by the quarren's heavy, gurgling breathing. Then, a sound came from the datapad, a strange, snap-hissing sound. The sound whizzed a few times, followed by the screams of the quarren. Though the younger man was too horrified to pay attention to the last part, Kaart caught it as clear as the Chandrilian sky.
The sound of the quarren's last breaths formed a word recognized throughout the galaxy.