Star Wars Universe
The Storm of The Order
By: Michael Mulhollon
The campaign for peace has begun! Lord Serenity has been pronounced as the ruler of the Zhargosia Republic. Lord Serenity begins the transformation of his new empire and begins expanding his rule starting with the neighboring peaceful non aligned systems. In the meantime, Lord Valkyrie, using powers he does not understand or known to possess, quickly establishes himself as the leader of The Order and gained allies to restore galaxy as it once was. A one unified system of peace. With the help of The Facility, under the leadership of the carefully watched Commander Gleam, and Kamino, clone production as grown into unimaginable heights to the point where both The Facility and Kamino are competing each other to see who produces the most and effective clones within and throughout The Order. This competition unfortunately has lead into one major problem within The Order. There are not enough ships, facilities or military equipment available for the surplus of The Order’s clones.
To combat this dire situation, Lord Valkyrie founded an organization of military directors, lead by Supreme Director McQuarrie, to find, salvage and rebuild ships and any other military equipment ranging from the Old Republic, The Galactic Empire to The Resistance from either abandon worlds or junk planets to fill in this massive gap till the facilities are built on Inchinn or other planets that are suitable for construction, starting with the final battlefield of the Galactic Civil War….
Little has changed on Jakku. The wrecked hulks of star destroyers and ships of the Empire and the Rebellion still laid on the desert landscape with only wrecks of various fighters, shuttles and other smaller craft and land combat vehicles were now gone either by the desert sands or completely stripped by the inhabitants of the planet. This change though is now greater due to the presence of The Order with their construction and industrial ships orbiting the planet. On the surface, the peaceful desert landscape radically changed to a mess of construction and building vehicles and personnel as they worked on the various large ships. A man with grey hair and wearing a white Imperial officer’s uniform and cape stood before the viewing windows in the control center of the main reconstruction complex and looked out onto the desert landscape that is teaming with cranes, Juggernaut vehicles and hundreds (almost thousands) of personnel and droids rebuilding the star destroyers and ships from the end of the Galactic Civil War that laid scattered throughout the desert before him when someone said, “Director Chang, Lord Valkyrie is on the line.” Chang walked through the walkway and to the back and left of the control center, while some of control personnel glanced in Chang’s direction, till he reached the comm station and the operator stood up and walked away to give the director some privacy before he pressed a button and a one foot high holo image of Lord Valkyrie appeared and Chang asked, “Yes Lord Valkyrie?” Valkyrie put his hands on his hips and asked, “What’s the status of the ships director?” Director Chang replied, “Sir, the state of these ships is very bad my lord. Its not just from the damage they sustained from the battle and impact but also because they have been lying in the desert for over 4,000 years and both the junkers and nature on this planet took a toll on them. Frankly, I consider this endeavor pointless….” Lord Valkyrie cut in, “Its only pointless when you are not putting the effort to accomplish your task, director. Are you not putting any effort?” Chang replied without question, “No my lord!” Valkyrie stated, “Then it is not pointless. I told you this will not be a walk in a park, and Director Tiemens is also having difficulties on Typhor. Removing water and ice while also reconstructing ships tends to take more time and patience. Especially since the shipyards on Inchinn were able to construct a handful of each ship in its respective class as the inhabitants only intended to build ships for the purpose as museum and historical purposes, not building a fleet.” Chang asked, “Did Director Tiemens find anything in the castle that could be of any use?” Lord Valkyrie replied, “Only schematics and information regarding the Imperial ships and equipment that are on the planet.”
Clones in rain suits are packing up tools and equipment in trunks and cases with protocol droids assisting them and Escort troopers with hoods and long coats stood about in a large, rain soaked and unstable room when one of the suited clones called out, “Our work here is finished! Let’s get out before more holes appear on the floor in this death trap room!” Everyone began moving out with escort troopers in the lead and the rear as they watched their footing so they won’t fall through any holes on the floor and fall into the icy water 50 feet below them. The last trooper took small and slow steps as the floor creaked below him when suddenly there is a loud snap and his right foot fell but quickly stopped not from bodily instinct but something below. The trooper in front of him snapped his head back at the sound and saw his comrade looking down and she asked, “Okay ET-456?” ET-456 replied, “Yeah, but it looks like I found something.” He took his right foot out, bent over and stuck his right hand in the small dark space where his right foot was and felt something long, flat and metallic. He pulled it out and he said, “Looks like a sealed data pad.” The other trooper turned back forward and called out, “We found a false floor!”
Cruz stated, “Supreme Director McQuarrie says the Air Purification Facilities are online and have begun to turn the CO2 into oxygen in the dome cities.” Lord Valkyrie stood at the viewing window on the bridge of the ISD Triton and watched as a Venator class star destroyer escorted a convoy of ships from the Zarn Protectorate that appeared to be carrying heavy machinery that looked like the size of medium sized buildings. A silver protocol droid shuffled quickly on the walkway towards Captain Cruz and Cruz turned to the droid’s direction as it spoke to her. Lord Valkyrie continued to look on as more ships moved to and fro from Inchinn when Cruz turned back in his direction and said, “Sir, the research team on Faros found a hidden, sealed data pad.” Lord Valkyrie did not move as Cruz continued, “It has the location of the wreckage of the second Death Star in the Endor system.” Lord Valkyrie turned his head to the right, in Cruz’s direction, to reveal his right, yellow, snake like eye from beneath his cowl and scarf that covered most of his scared face and asked, “Where?” Cruz replied, “Kef Bir.” Lord Valkyrie turned his full attention on Cruz and ordered, “Notify Director Church to have the Order Engineer Groups II and IV assemble and ready to depart to Kef Bir immediately.” Cruz replied, “Yes sir. May I also remind my lord that those are all the engineer clones and volunteers we have in The Order.” Lord Valkyrie replied, “Thank You for reminding me captain. Then we will just have to make due till The Facility and Kamino create more clones or more people from our allies join the service.” Cruz replied, “Yes sir.” Cruz walked away to find the ship’s captain while Lord Valkyrie returned his attention back to the viewing window and continued to watch the ships move to and fro around the Triton even as the ship began to move away and ready to go to warp.