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Sentinel Squadron Chapter 1
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The shuttle craft rumbled as it broke Carida's atmosphere, heading into orbit toward the awaiting Star Destroyer, the pilot's in the cockpit could be heard exchanging chatter on their final approach. Along either side of the cargo bay, was a row of six Imperial cadets.
Twenty-two year old Kaden Saris sat on the end of the starboard row, glancing up carefully at some of the others, a variety of young pilots had been assigned to the Star Destroyer Praetor under command of Admiral Siev Edarren. Once aboard, they'd get a full briefing, but Kaden knew that he and the others were on their way to becoming part of the ship's starfighter wing. He looked at his datapad secured on top of his duffle bag and turned it on, flicking to his orders. He was being put into a group known as Sentinel Squadron.
And he was to be flying one of the new TIE Interceptors, a faster, more maneuverable variant of the Sienar Fleet Systems TIE line of &
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Star Wars: Sentinel Squadron Prelude
             Prelude
The Star Destroyer Praetor glided through the vast gloom of space, it's engines flaring blue-white as it was under maximum velocity without travelling through hyperspace at the speed of light.
Inside the command deck stood Admiral Siev Edarren, a man of forty five, standing tall with arms folded across his chest. He was a man that unlike many other aging naval officers,tried his best to maintain his physicality through exercise in his downtime. His gray uniform fit him perfectly, but his arm muscles bulged under the sleeves, a feeling that both empowered his confidence but also made him slightly uncomfortable. And in addition to the slight annoyance in the confines of his tunic, something else was nagging his mind. That being that orders had just been passed to him within the last fory-eight hours that entailed a reassignment in patrol. His Star Destroyer, an Imperial-I class, was being redirected to work in tandem with sm
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Rising Knight, Chapter 2
The gang of Swoop bikers dismounted their craft, armed with blaster pistols, they were all dressed in peices of armor and cobbled together military equipment like pistol belts and bandoliers of pouches. The leader was a leathery faced Weequay, with a long black ponytail, that the desert breeze rustled. "Nira Sollee? You're in big trouble." He grumbled, "Who are you creeps?" She shouted from Zare's side. "We're friends of your father...He failed to deliver something to us, and we've come to collect on it." The Weequay stated, "I have no idea who you are and I don't know what you're talking about." She protested. "Well your father's company decided to do business with us, we're honorable representatives of a large group of spice smugglers. We know our shipment was dumped, and we know your father was the pilot of the transport that never made it to our drop off." The alien explained, "Show's you can't trust upstanding people." Zare chimed in, "Very perceptive, boy. Step aside and hand her
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Star Wars: Rising Knight Chapter 1
The morning of Tatooine was already hot, and bright. But it didn't bother the young man on the swoop bike as he sailed across rocky landscape, kicking up sand behind him. Zare Navodin had spent all of his seventeen year life here on this rather harsh planet, and though half of it was dull, he still found enjoyment in racing his friends, and the adventure of exploration. That was why he longed to leave here, as some of his friends had. And from hanging around the local settlements and listening to visiting star pilots only furthered his desire.
He headed toward the homestead of his girlfriend, who lived with her mother, as he lived with his own. Her father worked off world for a trading company, his own father, Daran,whom he hadn't seen in a few years, was off fighting in the galactic wide war between the Republic and the Sith Empire. His father was a Jedi, he knew, and he knew of his inherited abilities in the Force. It was all still a mystery to him, but his father had bestowed on him
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Star Wars: Danger Run, Chapter 1
Star Wars: Danger Run, Chapter 1
Signal lights, warning flashes, and alarms blared inside the smuggling freighter cockpit. Mercenaries Khale Serdar, and Vak U'las worked hard to register what was happening. "Blast, I knew it. Those are Imperial starfighters alright, coming in on an intercept vector!", Khale reported. Vak, a Mandolorian male with chizzled facial features looked over at his co-pilot and friend, "We've got to buy time for the hyperdrive to charge back up, or we lose this load...I'd rather not be vaporized or arrested by the Sith today." he said. "Charge the main guns and angle the deflector shields, I'll see if I can't pick any of them off." the young Corellian pilot swiveled around in his seat and stood up, quickly jogging out of the cockpit.
The ship rocked as another barrage of laser fire struck the shielded hull. Khale ducked down a corridor, up a service ladder and into a hatch, which he pulled himself up into the gun turret located on the top of the ship. He quickly
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Name: Khale Serdar
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Race/Species: Human
Place of Birth:  Corellia
Current Age: 26
Gender: Male
Height: -Standard, 6'0
Weight: -Standard, 195lbs
Appearance: Buzzed black hair, green eyes, and a fair skin tone. Being tall and a bit heavy, he actually maintains himself. He exercises regularly. So he holds a toned and somewhat muscular form.
Clothing: A black flighsuit, spacer's boots in a gunmetal gray color, and a white undershirt.
Force Specialty: N/A
Lightsaber forms: None
Equipment:  Mandolorian battle armour, which is customized. He has several storage pouches for ammunition below his armour's chest plates, on his left wrist, Khale sports a
gauntlent that has a built-in comlink and scanning device.
Lightsabers: None
Other Weapons:  A vibroblade, and a blaster pistol with a few customized parts such as upgraded power cells and
Occupation: Mercenary for hire
Biography: Khale was born on the core world of Corellia, to his parents Asvina and Karrick. Karrick, Khale's f
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The shuttle craft rumbled as it broke Carida's atmosphere, heading into orbit toward the awaiting Star Destroyer, the pilot's in the cockpit could be heard exchanging chatter on their final approach. Along either side of the cargo bay, was a row of six Imperial cadets.
Twenty-two year old Kaden Saris sat on the end of the starboard row, glancing up carefully at some of the others, a variety of young pilots had been assigned to the Star Destroyer Praetor under command of Admiral Siev Edarren. Once aboard, they'd get a full briefing, but Kaden knew that he and the others were on their way to becoming part of the ship's starfighter wing. He looked at his datapad secured on top of his duffle bag and turned it on, flicking to his orders. He was being put into a group known as Sentinel Squadron.
And he was to be flying one of the new TIE Interceptors, a faster, more maneuverable variant of the Sienar Fleet Systems TIE line of  fighter craft. He smirked, placing the pad back into a pouch on his duffle. Four years ago,he had arrived to the Carida academy to pursue his aspiration of flying for the Empire.

His mother and father had always encouraged him to pursue a better life than just staying on Dantooine to be a farmer, which was a rather drab life. He and his parents were proud patriots for the Empire, and thus his choice for military career had been an easy decision. He'd been born just before the outbreak of the Clone Wars, and though he didn't remember much of them, his father told him stories of it, about the brave soldiers of the Republic fighting against the chaotic uprising of the so-called Confederacy of Independent Systems, or Separatists and their mechanized armies of war droids. His father also told him about the Jedi Knights as well, brave warriors who rallied Republic forces behind them to fight the Separatist menace, but unfortunately toward the end of the war, the Jedi had grown from peacekeepers to warriors who thought they could usurp power from the Supreme Chancellor to control the Republic and replace Palpatine. But it had not gone their way as the Emperor found no place for the Jedi Order in his new Empire after they'd apparently tried such a coupé.

Kaden sometimes questioned about that, it didn't really make sense for an Order of protectors to suddenly turn coin on the Chancellor. He also wondered what became of them, there were many theories of course but Kaden had never given it enough thought of his own nor should he really concern himself with the fate of to him fabled heroes. There was a muffled reverberation that broke his thoughts as the shuttle landed. The boarding ramp lowered, letting in light asthe cadets stood from their seats, grabbing their bags, they filed out into the cavernous space of a hanger bay and immediately assembled into formation just outside the shuttle, dropping their Duffles in front of them. "Attention!" Someone shouted, as a group approached them, two officers, flanked by a pair of white-armored stormtroopers, clutching their blaster rifles. The officer who called attention was a Captain, and the other, Kaden immediately glanced at the rank plaque on the officer's chest as an Admiral. The cadets including Kaden stiffened as the Admiral spoke, "At ease, Cadets...I am Admiral Siev Edarren, your commanding officer. This," he gestured to the captain, "Captain Boltan Jarrie, second in command." Captain Jarrie glanced at his superior from under his officer's cap before looking at the cadets. "Welcome aboard the Praetor. We're honored to conscript you pilots into our starfighter wing, and we're especially honored to have you flying as our Interceptor escort in the months ahead. You've all gotten a copy of the upcoming assignment on your datapads as well as your living quarters, duty roster, and assigned ships. All the basic information for life aboard this vessel." Jarrie said. The Captain had a snotty core world accent that didn't sit well with Kaden, and he seemed the type of boring, by the books type of CO. There was something more proud and interesting about Admiral Edarren though, someone with experience. If he ever got the chance, Kaden wanted to ask Edarren if he remembered the Clone Wars, and if he participated. He looked old enough, dark hair with ashen sideburns.
"You'll all have two days to get settled," Captain Jarrie continued, "by then we'll have arrived at the starting point of our assignment. Let's move it out, the clock begins now." 
Again, the cadets snapped to attention, fetching their bags before marching out of the hanger and into the confines of the Star Destroyer.
Sentinel Squadron Chapter 1
Chapter One of my new fanfic, Chapter 2 coming out soon.

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             Prelude

The Star Destroyer Praetor glided through the vast gloom of space, it's engines flaring blue-white as it was under maximum velocity without travelling through hyperspace at the speed of light.

Inside the command deck stood Admiral Siev Edarren, a man of forty five, standing tall with arms folded across his chest. He was a man that unlike many other aging naval officers,tried his best to maintain his physicality through exercise in his downtime. His gray uniform fit him perfectly, but his arm muscles bulged under the sleeves, a feeling that both empowered his confidence but also made him slightly uncomfortable. And in addition to the slight annoyance in the confines of his tunic, something else was nagging his mind. That being that orders had just been passed to him within the last fory-eight hours that entailed a reassignment in patrol. His Star Destroyer, an Imperial-I class, was being redirected to work in tandem with smaller patrols to ensure security in the lawless sectors of the Outer Rim fighting against criminals such as pirates and smugglers, as the majority had decided to build operations out there since the Emperor reshaped the old Republic into the Empire. The Admiral blinked his deep green eyes, remembering the final chaotic days of the Clone Wars conflict that had ultimately forced Chancellor Palpatine to call for immediate reform to ensure security. Edarren had just been a Lieutenant back then in the Republic Navy, serving on a Venator-class destroyer with a human and clone crew. He had seen the devastation wrought by the Separatist Alliance on several worlds, and the Emperor had been just in declaring new order not long after the Separatist surrender, but sixteen years of new order had proved to be uneasy peace. That was what made Edarren truly uncomfortable, the threat of what was to come, as there were whispers through High Command of growing rebellion. Please...no repeats of the Clone Wars. Not in my lifetime. he thought sourly. Fighting pirates and shaking down smugglers wouldn't be bad, but of what he and his crew may encounter out here in wild space certainly dampened his mood. Not to mention they were en route to the Carida System to receive a full squadron of fresh pilots as well as the new TIE Interceptor model starfighters. Fresh from the academy, and the factory. A Lieutenant strolled up, "Sir, Navigation reports ETA within the hour." He said quietly to the Admiral, "Very good," Edarren replied gruffly. "Forward the roster of the new recruits and their files to my computer. I'll be in my quarters." "Aye, sir," the younger officer said. Admiral Edarren turned on his heel, dropping his arms to his side and walked silently on the command walkway out of the bridge.
Star Wars: Sentinel Squadron Prelude
A brand new fanfic that I'll be writing!

This story is centered around a group of starfighter pilots in the Galactic Empire's Navy, serving aboard an Imperial Star Destroyer, they are known as Sentinel Squadron (fictitious group under my creation) comprised of a cadre of individuals of different backgrounds from around the galaxy, united by their skills in flight. But is the Empire they're serving true and just? Their beliefs may change as they fight to uncover a plot that may link a growing Rebellion to those in the Imperial hierarchy and hopefully come out unscathed!

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Hello all, I just recently finished the new Star Wars book "Thrawn" by author Timothy Zahn.

I'd thought I'd write a review (spoiler free as much as possible) to share my thoughts and maybe discuss the book with anyone who may have read it.

Now before I begin, I'd like to say I'm a huge fan of Star Wars in general, and since my early teen years, Ive gotten into the plethora of books that have been written. One of the first ever I read in length was a novel called, "Heir to the Empire", and since then, I've loved the character that is Grand Admiral Thrawn.

I was fascinated by such a character, that being the antagonist, was vastly different than previous Star Wars villains such as Darth Vader, or the Emperor...a character not hellbent on gaining power, or being outright caniving. But rather a being of great intelligence, that examines the best possible ways to undermine and thwart his enemies before they ever knew what hit them. Cold and ruthless for sure, but calculated and brilliant at the same time.

Now, with the character being reintroduced into canon in the Star Wars Rebels TV show, I was rehooked with interest immediately when I heard first he was to appear in canon, and when I heard a new book written by the same author who created him was to be made giving Thrawn a new backstory into Star Wars canon, I couldn't wait to pick it up.

Now, I was wondering especially before his Rebels appearance, " How will the canon stack up to Legends?" As has been the case a lot for me on the new continuity. But I'd like to safely say after watching the recent season of Rebels and now reading this new novel, the canon Chiss Grand Admiral effectively stacks up to his original self.

"Thrawn", the novel, lets us see just how Thrawn ascends the ranks in the Galactic Empire's Navy, battling criminals and insurgents and sometimes those in high rank within the Empire itself. Those who are xenophobic and underestimate the Chiss because he is an alien. The novel also let's the reader see Thrawn's perspective as he works his way up, and often he shares his thoughts and his personal philosophies too which to me is quite fascinating and a lot of it makes sense because it usually pertains to a situation Thrawn finds himself in, but ultimately overcomes through use of precision thinking and unorthodox strategy, but in reader's retrospect, Thrawn's solutions are logical.
We also figure out for the first time why perhaps he wishes to join the Empire despite the speciest doctrine it has which was quite interesting to find out which I'll try to avoid full details on but basically Thrawn  believes the Empire is a much more worthy ally down the road for his people, and rather avoided the old Republic because it's part in the Clone Wars, which, technically he was not entirely wrong in the assumption because in the book, lots of people resent the Clone Wars conflict and the chaos it wrought on the galaxy.

In conclusion, the book was fantastic and written masterfully by Timothy Zahn. It's the first canon book I picked up and I most certainly don't regret it because I believe it lived up to Zahn's original Thrawn trilogy and spinoffs like "Outbound Flight".

The novel is also chock full of great easter eggs that, some of which, connect to Timothy Zahn's past Star Wars books which was great to pick out.

So if anyone had it, I'd love to talk with you about it and I certainly hope you enjoyed my ramblings on it as well.
  • Reading: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
  • Watching: YouTube
Yes, I am very much active here, but not asuch as I'd like.

It's occurred to me that I very much need to clean up things around my profile. I'm wanting to move away from older projects and put in place something fresh and new since I'd like to believe my writing talents have improved, yes, I want to focus on my writing much more.

I suppose I'll file everything from 2015 prior into a folder if anyone cares to still view them, but, personally, every time I dig and look back I cringe at my past attempts to contribute to this profile. Do not fret, it's just evolution, and over the last couple years, I feel I've really come into my own to be really creative and to present stories and writing peices that will be a far cry from my past projects. So, yeah. Thanks everyone, let me know what you think.
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The gang of Swoop bikers dismounted their craft, armed with blaster pistols, they were all dressed in peices of armor and cobbled together military equipment like pistol belts and bandoliers of pouches. The leader was a leathery faced Weequay, with a long black ponytail, that the desert breeze rustled. "Nira Sollee? You're in big trouble." He grumbled, "Who are you creeps?" She shouted from Zare's side. "We're friends of your father...He failed to deliver something to us, and we've come to collect on it." The Weequay stated, "I have no idea who you are and I don't know what you're talking about." She protested. "Well your father's company decided to do business with us, we're honorable representatives of a large group of spice smugglers. We know our shipment was dumped, and we know your father was the pilot of the transport that never made it to our drop off." The alien explained, "Show's you can't trust upstanding people." Zare chimed in, "Very perceptive, boy. Step aside and hand her over." The Weequay gestured with his blaster, "I don't think that's gonna happen, slime ball."

He unclipped the lightsaber from his belt, clutching it tightly, the Weequay looked surprised, "Ahh..Boy's some kinda Jedi...they fetch a good price I hear. The boss will be glad to have two valuable captives until we track down your father." The biker leader smiled a grisly smile. "Do something, Zare..." Nira pleaded quietly. He eyed the gang carefully, and saw a few loose stones on the ground behind them. He concentrated on them, and breathed in deeply, and when he saw the rocks rise, he swiftly launched them at the gang's backs. They pelted the members who grunted in frustration and sharp pain. "Go!" He shouted, the pair mounted Zare's own bike, he quickly powered it on and as the gang members started getting of blaster shots, he jammed down on the accelerators, speeding off. "Let's go!" the Weequay growled, as they manned their vehicles in pursuit of the fleeing couple.

Racing across the landscape away from the homestead, Nira wrapped her arms around Zare tightly, "We're in deep...I can't believe my father managed to tick off smugglers of all people. What's our plan?" She asked, "Lose these creeps...I'm gonna see how they fair in Beggar's Canyon, that's our best bet," he replied. "Beggar's Canyon?! Love, you don't have to do this to impress me!" Nira shouted worryingly. "Don't worry...I'll handle this, just hang on tight!" Her boyfriend said, she looked behind her, spotting the rapidly approaching gang. "Make it quick!" He flew the speeder down a hill and into the rocky passages of Beggar's Canyon. The gang did not cease in pursuit, diving in after them. One managed to get close and rammed his vehicle into their own, Zare returned the favor with a jaw wrenching collision. "Zare!" Nira pointed ahead, he turned to look ahead as they hurtled toward a narrow in the passage only a few meters in width. With only seconds to spare, the young man boldly drew his lightsaber, and ignited it, keeping one hand on the controls, the gang member seemed to back off but not in time as Zare sweeped the lightsaber down to strike the stabilizer of the other bike, pulling to the left to miss the outcropping of rock just in time as the doomed biker lost control and slammed into it, the swoop igniting in an explosion. "That was too close!" Zare said, "The others are still gaining!" Nira replied, as deadly laser fire lanced at them. He veered the bike into a seried of tight turns, he closed down his saber and placed it on his belt, another one of the gang members didn't slow down around one of the bends and collided with a wall. The others maintaining the chase. Zare spotted an oddity ahead, a collapse of large rocks from the cliffs. He jammed down on the controls, the gang nearly upon them as the massive rocks overhead crashed down just as the pair ducked under them, while the bikers were crushed from the falling debris, Zare slowed down, and drifted the bike around to a stop. He felt Nira's breath on his neck as she sighed in relief. "That was too close." "I know...lucky too." He saw the dust settle and no sign of the gang emerge, he looked to the cliffs, as his tuned senses of the Force alerted him to a familiar precense, and he saw a robed figure standing up on the canyon's peak.
Rising Knight, Chapter 2
Chapter 2 of my brand new Star Wars story. Hope you enjoy! I had fun writing this chapter. More soon.

Set in the Old Republic era during the Great Galactic War, a young man of Jedi heritage named Zare Navodin is thrust into adventure amidst the galactic conflict in search of his own father for help in finding his girlfriend's father who may be in great danger from criminals, but along the way, may come to battle the forces of the Sith Empire, and the Dark Side of the Force!

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Hello all, I just recently finished the new Star Wars book "Thrawn" by author Timothy Zahn.

I'd thought I'd write a review (spoiler free as much as possible) to share my thoughts and maybe discuss the book with anyone who may have read it.

Now before I begin, I'd like to say I'm a huge fan of Star Wars in general, and since my early teen years, Ive gotten into the plethora of books that have been written. One of the first ever I read in length was a novel called, "Heir to the Empire", and since then, I've loved the character that is Grand Admiral Thrawn.

I was fascinated by such a character, that being the antagonist, was vastly different than previous Star Wars villains such as Darth Vader, or the Emperor...a character not hellbent on gaining power, or being outright caniving. But rather a being of great intelligence, that examines the best possible ways to undermine and thwart his enemies before they ever knew what hit them. Cold and ruthless for sure, but calculated and brilliant at the same time.

Now, with the character being reintroduced into canon in the Star Wars Rebels TV show, I was rehooked with interest immediately when I heard first he was to appear in canon, and when I heard a new book written by the same author who created him was to be made giving Thrawn a new backstory into Star Wars canon, I couldn't wait to pick it up.

Now, I was wondering especially before his Rebels appearance, " How will the canon stack up to Legends?" As has been the case a lot for me on the new continuity. But I'd like to safely say after watching the recent season of Rebels and now reading this new novel, the canon Chiss Grand Admiral effectively stacks up to his original self.

"Thrawn", the novel, lets us see just how Thrawn ascends the ranks in the Galactic Empire's Navy, battling criminals and insurgents and sometimes those in high rank within the Empire itself. Those who are xenophobic and underestimate the Chiss because he is an alien. The novel also let's the reader see Thrawn's perspective as he works his way up, and often he shares his thoughts and his personal philosophies too which to me is quite fascinating and a lot of it makes sense because it usually pertains to a situation Thrawn finds himself in, but ultimately overcomes through use of precision thinking and unorthodox strategy, but in reader's retrospect, Thrawn's solutions are logical.
We also figure out for the first time why perhaps he wishes to join the Empire despite the speciest doctrine it has which was quite interesting to find out which I'll try to avoid full details on but basically Thrawn  believes the Empire is a much more worthy ally down the road for his people, and rather avoided the old Republic because it's part in the Clone Wars, which, technically he was not entirely wrong in the assumption because in the book, lots of people resent the Clone Wars conflict and the chaos it wrought on the galaxy.

In conclusion, the book was fantastic and written masterfully by Timothy Zahn. It's the first canon book I picked up and I most certainly don't regret it because I believe it lived up to Zahn's original Thrawn trilogy and spinoffs like "Outbound Flight".

The novel is also chock full of great easter eggs that, some of which, connect to Timothy Zahn's past Star Wars books which was great to pick out.

So if anyone had it, I'd love to talk with you about it and I certainly hope you enjoyed my ramblings on it as well.
  • Reading: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn
  • Watching: YouTube

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