- Sep 15, 2013
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War to end all wars! The struggle between the Republic and the Separatist Alliance rages on, dragging more systems into the chaos. On Kabal, the desperate conditions of the world results in a Separatist backed revolt that overthrows the government.
In desperation, the exiled Kabalian Leadership pleads with the Republic for support. In response, a large strike force is being assembled to retake Kabal and restore order.
Walking down a ship’s hallway with his helmet held at the hip Commander Shiro passed the left corridor. In his other glove he held a datapad, examining its content. Sighing at what he just read Shiro shook his head. “Typical, just typical.” The clone officer muttered somewhat bitterly.
Sometimes he hated paperwork as much as the Separatists. At least with clankers we can shoot back at. The sarcastic thought brought little comfort. Putting up the datapad in the satchel Shiro scratched the edge of his goatee beard. His battalion had recently finished a mission capturing a CIS frigate mostly intact at Suarbi. But it had been at a bitter cost, losing many of his brothers and their Jedi general Hanzo Zaar.
I had hoped to get the boys some R&R but this new operation came up at short notice. As much as Shiro hated to admit, it couldn’t be helped. The best that can be done is make sure the men are prepared. The blaster door slid open, revealing the busy hanger before him.
The crew, clones and droids alike were hard at work at their stations. Engines whine in the background and Shiro could also hear the intercom broadcast in the latest update. Entering he saw the hanger’s passage bay opened wide, to receive the incoming convoy of transports carrying fresh troops.
Passing by a hoverlift going in the opposite direction Shiro heard a familiar boisterous voice nearby. “C’mon ya slackers get moving to your quarters. Or I’ll have you all polishing R2 units!” The Commander grinned as he glanced up at his second in command Bodan scaring a squad of shinnies fresh off a shuttle. They ran forward away from the fierce veteran wearing a metal patch on his right hand.
“You never get tired of that do you?” Shiro asked with amusement as he stepped closer next to his old comrade. Bodan glanced over and smirked like a predator.
“Just doing my duty Commander. I assume you’re here to be the welcoming committee with the new general coming in.”
Shiro grimaced, still not used to the concept nonetheless he answered. “More or less Bodan.”
The grizzled captain sighed and commented to Shiro.
”To be honest sir I’m not comfortable with knowing little about this Jedi. We certainly don’t need a second Pong Krell.”
The Commander shivered at the thought. Word had spread through the Grand Army about the tragedy that happened to the 501st and the 212th back on Umbara three weeks ago thanks to the traitorous Besalisk. Shiro found himself squeezing his fists before answering.
“We won’t let that happen Bodan, but let’s try to give the general a chance. Beside the Jedi is bringing additional troops for the unit. We’ve need all hands considering where we’re going next.”
Bodan rolled his one good eyes at the last comment. “Indeed, attacking a whole world full of sep lovers. Don’t worry me and the boys got your back.”
Nodding Shiro allowed himself a smile at what his brother said. Subsequently the small party of transports began to descend. “Alright let’s get this over with.”
Saying that Shiro and Bodan stood at attention as the leading transport landed in front with a thud.