Iphone 13 pro not activating verizon

For all Mac haters.

2012.11.03 14:42 iamdachckol For all Mac haters.

If you posses a lot of hate towards Macintosh and overall Apple, this is the place to express yourself.
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2008.01.25 02:53 r/torrents - Torrenting Discussion and News

But you wouldn't download a new Director of Talent
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2023.03.25 09:23 cmonty28 App "Garmin connect" crashes when pairing Garmin watch

After installing DivestOS 20.0 on my device and installing all previously used apps I have identified this issue:
I cannot pair my Garmin watch with app "Garmin connect".
The issue is that "Garmin connect" crashed when it starts pairing after watch has been identified. Here's the relevant crash information:
type: crash osVersion: OnePlus/OnePlus5T/OnePlus5T:13/TQ2A.230305.008.C1/eng.emy.20230321.233403:userelease-keys package: com.garmin.android.apps.connectmobile:7558 process: com.garmin.android.apps.connectmobile android.content.ActivityNotFoundException: No Activity found to handle null at android.app.Instrumentation.checkStartActivityResult(Instrumentation.java:2200) at android.app.Activity.startIntentSenderForResultInner(Activity.java:5895) at android.app.Activity.startIntentSenderForResult(Activity.java:5858) at androidx.activity.ComponentActivity.startIntentSenderForResult(SourceFile:2) at android.app.Activity.startIntentSenderForResult(Activity.java:5813) at androidx.activity.ComponentActivity.startIntentSenderForResult(SourceFile:1) at com.garmin.android.apps.connectmobile.bic.SetupWizardActivity$q.onDeviceFound(SourceFile:41) at android.companion.CompanionDeviceManager$Callback.onAssociationPending(CompanionDeviceManager.java:252) at android.companion.CompanionDeviceManager$AssociationRequestCallbackProxy$$ExternalSyntheticLambda0.accept(Unknown Source:4) at android.companion.CompanionDeviceManager$AssociationRequestCallbackProxy.lambda$execute$1(CompanionDeviceManager.java:924) at android.companion.CompanionDeviceManager$AssociationRequestCallbackProxy$$ExternalSyntheticLambda4.run(Unknown Source:4) at android.os.Handler.handleCallback(Handler.java:942) at android.os.Handler.dispatchMessage(Handler.java:99) at android.os.Looper.loopOnce(Looper.java:201) at android.os.Looper.loop(Looper.java:288) at android.app.ActivityThread.main(ActivityThread.java:7884) at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Native Method) at com.android.internal.os.RuntimeInit$MethodAndArgsCaller.run(RuntimeInit.java:548) at com.android.internal.os.ExecInit.main(ExecInit.java:48) at com.android.internal.os.RuntimeInit.nativeFinishInit(Native Method) at com.android.internal.os.RuntimeInit.main(RuntimeInit.java:355)[/CODE] 
I could pair the watch in > Settings > Bluetooth, but then the watch is not identified by "Garmin connect" either.
Could you please advise how to fix this issue?
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2023.03.25 09:13 OrdinaryNepaliguy Should I wait or get my old ntc transfer to esim to use in my iphone 14 pro?

I recently bought my iphone 14 pro Australian model with one physical and esim model. For sim card I already have one physical installed for another I am kind hesitating to transfer esim due to trust issue with Nepal telecom specially I am hearing pixel 6-7 are facing trouble while installing esim. I am permanently intended to live here in Nepal.
What should I do? Should I get esim or not? Need genuine reply please..
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2023.03.25 09:06 dailysamosa How much should one earn monthly in India to deserve the luxury of buying an iPhone, in India

I am battling this question from a long time, I can afford an iPhone 14 Pro Max with half of my monthly income, but I am still not able to justify the purchase and its cost in my mind.
Using a nearly 5 year old One Plus 6t which is showing its age to such extent that it hinders day to day function.
I like good stuff and use them to the point they aren't usable anymore.
What do you think one should earn monthly to justify the cost of the latest top model iPhone? Do I deserve it with what I earn?

iphone #iphone14

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2023.03.25 09:06 Twelfty88 Is it normal to be this bad?

Or will I never get the hang of this bloody game.
I went to the driving range to hit a ball for the first time at the end of January some 9 weeks ago. Literally never played anything but a few rounds of crazy golf in my life. Thought an iron was something to get creases out of your trousers etc.
Unsurprisingly I wasn't very good and struggled to hit the ball with any consistency.
Since then I have played 5 rounds of 18 holes and 2 rounds of 9 holes whilst also going to the driving range a few times each week. So I've been fairly active over the last couple of months. The amount of effort was not being reflected in my scores. Handicaps are capped at 36 in my society regardless of slope so ive come last every time andmy best stsbleford score is 20. My first 2 official submitted scorecards were 118 and 119 on a very easy par 64 course and it started to get frustrating.
So I invested in a 60 minute swing lesson with thr head pro at a local club. And it was good...during the lesson. I was making cleaner contact and it was comfortably the best hour I've spent at the range.
Yesterday I played an admittedly tough course (in quite poor conditions as we had heavy rain overnight). My actual handicap according to WHS for this course was 63 giving me 4 shots on the hardest 9 holes. I still had to pick up on 8 of them, in some instances meaning it took 11 or more shots on the par 5's..it was miserable.
My final official scorecard reads 149...78 over par...
This gave me just 21 points playing to a ridiculous 63 handicap and just 11 points for the society comp (playing to 36).
It's the worst I've played, everything felt unnatural, no confidence etc.
I wasn't expecting to be getting pars or bogeys on most holes at this stage but I was hoping to see some kind of improvement and not to go backwards.
I've never put so much effort into something to see such little progress and it was kind of demoralising to be honest!
Is this just part of it? Will it get better one day or suddenly click? And tips or advice because after yesterday I felt like throwing my clubs in the sea..but obviously I'll be back out there next week!
Cheers for reading
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2023.03.25 08:56 xozip What to do from here?

3-5 years old I was in choir, first music class at 5, picked up guitar, drums, piano, every percussion imaginable from ages 5-8, owned my first guitar at 8. Started using my first DAW at 10, started delving into electronic music styles at around 13/14 (dnb), by 15 I was attending audio/visual production classes at a really good votech school, by 18 I moved in with my uncle (musician, audio engineer, mix/master engineer for 30+ years, owns nice studio), he gave me the keys to the studio and left me with 4 guitars 2 bass guitars, 1 drum set, endless pedals, drum machines such as MPC2000xl, giant reamp setups, tons of compressors, eqs, things like distressors, etc, nice vintage ribbon mics, big ass mixing board. Showed me the basics and left me to it from age 18 to 22.
I'm 26 now and I've excelled to a point where I have produced thousands of tracks but I've rarely released any, and I recently scrubbed all my past distributions because I'm entering a new domain of musical talent.
Tl;dr, I'm now a hip hop producer making endless hits and I just stack them on my hard drives. My versatility is refreshing, my sound selection is impeccable, my mixing and mastering is essentially perfect, my understanding of what I'm doing is extensive. I can man entire studios by myself and even write and perform original tracks.
I genuinely surprise myself with my ability, and I humbly recognize it at this point.
The dilemma is that I don't really use social media at this point at all. Call me old fashioned, but I felt that I was spending more time trying to grow social media than being a musician at one point, and I stopped using all of it.
Where do I go from here? Is there a way to contact the artists, producers, and labels that I aspire to work with? Should I just travel state to state, studio to studio and hope that I can put myself in the right place at the right time?
I feel a bit beyond running 10+ social medias, I'd rather just cut to the business because I know I have some serious shit. I got hits for half the industry's top artists as far as hip hop goes.
Anyway, let me know what y'all would do in this situation. I get that social media can go very far but despite my knowledge of graphic design and video editing, I just find it to be mind numbing process for me to constantly upload videos and upload music at the volume that I produce. I tend to allocate most of my time to making music, mixing and mastering and it's been that way for almost a decade now.
I have a good understanding of how most of the business works in terms of contracts, royalties, I already have a publishing deal, PRO, etc and they're set up properly. I do earn a little money from streaming already, but I'm not necessarily interested in the whole market your beats online type of thing.
I'm ready for the industry, just need some insight on how to proceed given the circumstances.
👽
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2023.03.25 08:39 AssistSwimming2976 Paragliding In Vagamon: Tips For First-Time Flyers

Paragliding In Vagamon: Tips For First-Time Flyers


Paragliding is a sport that involves flying through the air by means of a paraglider, which is a free-flying, foot-launched parachute. The paraglider wing is made of an inflatable fabric that has been stretched over a rigid frame. The pilot wears shoes with built-in shock absorbers and holds onto handles as he/she steps off a hilltop or mountain peak with his/her feet pointed straight down (like skydiving). The wind catches under the inflated canopy, lifting it and pulling the pilot upward into flight while they lean forward into the harness to maintain balance. Paragliding can be done anywhere there are hills or mountains with sufficient wind speed (12kmph) and updrafts to carry you aloft; however paragliding in Vagamon offers perfect conditions for beginners as well as experienced pilots due to its high altitude (1,000mts above sea level), low humidity levels and minimal turbulence from nearby trees etc., making it ideal for paragliding activities!
While paragliding Vagamon can be an adrenaline-filled adventure, it’s also an opportunity to take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Make sure to take a moment to appreciate the scenery and enjoy the experience. Don’t forget to bring a camera or GoPro to capture the memories and share them with friends and family. And most importantly, trust your pilot and follow their instructions for a safe and enjoyable flight.
Weather conditions play a crucial role in paragliding at Vagamon, and it’s important to be aware of them before you take off. Wind speed and direction, as well as cloud cover and precipitation, can all affect the safety and enjoyment of your flight. Make sure to check the weather forecast before you book your Vagamon paragliding experience, and be prepared to reschedule if conditions are not favorable. Your safety and the safety of your pilot should always come first.

Where to Stay

There are many options for accommodations in Vagamon. You can choose from hotels and resorts, homestays, or even camping sites. If you’re looking for a place to stay that offers luxury and comfort but still allows you to experience nature at its best then a hotel would be your best bet. The hotels in Vagamon will offer everything from swimming pools to restaurants on site so they make an ideal choice if you want something more than just sleeping quarters when visiting this beautiful hill station. If you prefer staying in smaller accommodation such as homestays or camping sites then there are plenty of options available too! Homestays are becoming increasingly popular among visitors because they offer more authentic experiences than larger hotels do; however there may not always be facilities such as WiFi access or air conditioning available at these places which might make them unsuitable depending on what kind of holiday experience you’re looking for (if any).
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2023.03.25 08:35 Informal_Hold8226 What Happened?

What Happened?
The first picture is him today, and the second slide was him in March 14. I got him March 8th and he was thriving well and developing color, but the last two days I’ve noticed very erratic swimming and a refusal to eat. He also has been hiding underneath a little cave I made for him under the ceramic log. He’s not gasping for air, or pineconing at all. I tested his water yesterday and today and everything is the same parameters as the last couple of weeks, nothing has changed. I have no idea what’s happening and why it happened so suddenly. Since moving him from the tank to a holding container to get pictures, I got him to eat two pellets.
• ⁠Tank size: 14 Gallons
• ⁠Heater and filter? Yes, heater that regulates temp and a carbon filter that’s muffled with a piece of sponge on the spout
• ⁠Tank temperature: 79-81 as the day fluctuates with the LED lighting(turns on 6:40am-9pm)
• ⁠Parameters in numbers and how you got them: PH is 7.6, HR PH is 8.2, Ammonia is 0ppm, Nitrite is 0ppm, and Nitrate is 10ppm. None of these have fluctuated since the tank settled and i got the fish March 8th.
• ⁠How long have you had the tank? How long have you had your fish?: I’ve had this tank ready with live plants and hide outs since March 6th, I did let the tank cycle on its own to set the nitrogen cycle in February
• ⁠How often are water changes? How much do you take out per change? What is your process?: Once a week I do a 25% water change. I treat the new water with Aqueon Water Conditioner (about 5.5mLs every time), I also treat the live plants(Java Ferns) with a tiny splash of Seachems Flourish since it’s so concentrated at the same time.
• ⁠Any tankmates? If so, please list with how many of each: 1 mystery snail, who has been burying themselves in the gravel and not moving for the last couple of days until I took it out of the tank and into the holding container; it is much more active now
• ⁠What do you feed and how much: I use Ultra Fresh Betta Pro Shrimp Patties to feed once in the mornings and I do 2-4 pellets a day.
• ⁠Decorations and plants in the tank: Java fern plants(not buried) that are growing(but have brown and some dying leaves), two see tubes( one black one clear), a floating log, and a ceramic large log in the center(as pictured above slide 5 picture was taken March 7th before getting fish)
Any kind of advice is welcomed, please share any knowledge to help my little friend

March 24th

March 16th

Tank and picture when I got him, March 8th

ph 7.6, HR ph 8.2, Ammonia 0ppm, Nitrite 0ppm, Nitrate 10ppm

Erratic swimming starting from March 22nd to today
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2023.03.25 08:18 SidonIthano1 Pokemons based upon Ceratopsians

Hello all,
In this trivia section, I wanted to discuss pokemons based upon my favorite type of dinosaurs: The Ceratopsians.
For people who don't know Ceratopsians were characterized by beaks, rows of shearing teeth in the back of the jaw, elaborate nasal horns, and a thin parietal-squamosal shelf that extends back and up into a frill. (e.g., Triceratops)
One of the most popular dinosaur types, it's no surprise they have also been adapted as pokemon.
From my knowledge, there are 5 pokemons who are directly or indirectly based upon Ceratopsians.
Aron - Lairon - Aggron
Shieldon - Bastiodon
I hope this post has been interesting and has been informative.
What are your favourite dinosaur types and have they been adapted into Pokemon? And what else do you want to?
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2023.03.25 08:07 InternationalLion219 Should I complete the Chase trifecta or change course? Looking for guidance/recommendations

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I got approved for the CSP and CFF within days of each other, i'm concerned about velocity, looking for thoughts/comments/guidance on finishing up the trifecta or changing course and also how long should I wait before applying for my next card?
any recommendations would also be appreciated!
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2023.03.25 08:00 xXPhoenix_FireXx 3 kills 10.3 Air RB and only 3.7k RP?? I swear I'm gonna pour salt on the snail bruh

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2023.03.25 07:55 SilentStepX For someone in the UK… the last digit is the number that follows fo(u)r

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2023.03.25 07:51 evilspawn88 No E-Sim or any activation after port in to Mint Mobile

I got my excusing number ported into Mint mobile from Verizon. I got assigned a temporary number while the port status was pending. I activated the temporary number on my device, I got network and data working.
A few hours later, I receive an email saying my number is ported properly to mint and I need to activate the new e-sim with my number (not the temp number).
But the QR code sent to me is for temp number assigned by mint but not my ported number. So I called customer care, they are telling to verify they’ll need to send a text to my number, but I don’t have a number to receive text since I don’t even have my mint E-Sim and my Verizon network is terminated.
So I’m left with no cellular service for over a day now.
TL/DR - I ported to mint mobile from Verizon and was assigned a temporary number while port pending. After port-in, to activate my number need text verification, but to receive texts I need an active number, which i don’t have! Even mint customer care was confused!
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2023.03.25 07:39 Asaaji_the_wise Launchpad pro workflow query

I need some help with a workflow on Launchpad pro. 1. Can I use a footpedal to trigger a loop? 2. Can I set the midi clip trigger to 2 clicks so that I can select the clip I want to record into with my hand and then use the foot switch to trigger the recording? 3. After I record into one clip, can the next clip on the same track be activated automatically and be triggered with footswitch for recording? (I'm not sure if I've articulated my doubts well, but If someone understands it and knows the solution, please do help)
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2023.03.25 07:13 lebronathanwall Thinking of getting an old Play5 gen1 but have a few questions on using in 2023

Hi guys I’m looking to get a speaker for general home uses just listening to music and playing podcasts etc but would like to have room filling quality. I saw some older play 5 gen1s on FB marketplace for about $150-175.
Is there any reason not to buy one of these if my only intention is to use it as a nice wifi speaker that sounds pretty good in my home and if I don’t really plan on expanding it into a bigger Sonos setup? I also would like to be able to use airplay on my iPhone to play the music and podcasts. Would there be an issue with that in 2023 on the gen1 play5? I saw something about airplay2 being a compatibility issue but I couldn’t get to the bottom of it. (I have a 13 pro max if it’s useful)
Would it be a good deal for my general use case if I’m just okay with it not being able to be expanded in a future Sonos multi speaker setup if I buy more in the future?
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2023.03.25 06:57 KraiEXE Another Day in the Office.

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2023.03.25 06:50 Captainmanic I published an ebook made utilizing Bing A.I.! Here is the table of contents;

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BZK6MFC8

1) Black Holes & Stealth Bombers
2) “Out-of-control” Chinese Rockets and ICBM Reentry Profile
3) China's Response to NASA Landing the First Woman on the Moon
4) US Space Force Defends Lunar Gateway
5) Philippines Marines Invade Chinese Spratly Bases
6) Xi Jinping Augments Advice With AI
7) Chinese BRI to Build Spaceport in Djibouti
8) Missing Flight MH370 & China’s People’s Liberation Army
9) How ASEAN Stops the Violence in Myanmar
10) A Scenario Which PLA fails to invade Taiwan
11) The CCP after their failed invasion of Taiwan
12) Applications or Implications of Quantum Entanglement Through Time
13) The Watchers Seed Human Evolution By Killing the Dinosaurs With Asteroids
14) Putin's Endgame in Ukraine
15) How Ukraine liberates Crimea From Russia By Summer, 2023
16) ChatGPT Provides Advice to Ukraine Army
17) ChatGPT Contacts Extraterrestrials
18) By 2122 NASA Transforms The Moon Into A Giant Orbiting Spaceship Factory
Here's a preview of the first chapter; The project is based on the discoveries made by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a network of radio telescopes that captured the first image of a black hole's shadow in 2019. The EHT team used sophisticated algorithms and techniques to process the data from the telescopes and create a high-resolution image of the black hole's event horizon, the point of no return for anything falling into it. The image revealed details about the black hole's size, shape, spin, and surrounding environment.
 The NASA-DARPA team realized that they could use similar methods to detect stealth bombers by their effects on the light and space-time around them. They developed a prototype sensor system that consists of a constellation of satellites equipped with X-ray telescopes and gravitational wave detectors. The satellites scan the sky for any anomalies in the X-ray or gravitational wave signals that could indicate the presence of a stealth bomber. The data from the satellites is then sent to a ground station, where it is analyzed by powerful computers and artificial intelligence. The sensor system is ready for testing, but there is a problem: the team needs a target to test it on. They decide to use one of their own stealth bombers, the B-21 Raider, as a test subject. They secretly arrange for a B-21 to fly over a remote area in Nevada, where they have set up a temporary observation post. They hope to prove that their sensor system can detect and track the B-21 without alerting it or anyone else. However, things go wrong when they discover that another stealth bomber is flying in the same area: a Chinese H-20, which has infiltrated US airspace undetected. The H-20 is on a mission to destroy a secret military facility in Nevada that houses a prototype hypersonic weapon. The NASA-DARPA team realizes that they have a rare opportunity to test their sensor system on an enemy stealth bomber and possibly prevent an attack on US soil. They decide to take the risk and activate their sensor system. The sensor system works as expected and detects both stealth bombers by their gravitational and radiation signatures. The team is able to identify the H-20 as an enemy aircraft and alert the US Air Force, which scrambles fighter jets to intercept it. The B-21 is also detected by the sensor system, but it is recognized as a friendly aircraft and ignored by the US Air Force. However, the B-21 pilot notices that he is being tracked by an unknown source and suspects that he has been compromised. He aborts his test flight and returns to base. The US Air Force manages to shoot down the H-20 before it can reach its target. The NASA-DARPA team celebrates their success and reports their findings to their superiors. They are praised for their innovation and courage and awarded with funding and resources to continue their project. They hope that their sensor system will give the US an edge in the war and help end it peacefully. The story ends with a twist: it is revealed that the B-21 pilot was actually a Chinese spy who had infiltrated the US Air Force and was planning to sabotage the NASA-DARPA project. He had used his position as a test pilot to gain access to the B-21 and plant a device that would transmit its location and status to China. He had also arranged for the H-20 to fly over Nevada as a diversion and a backup plan in case his device failed. His goal was to expose and destroy the NASA-DARPA sensor system before it could be deployed against China. However, his plan backfired when he realized that his device was not working properly and that he was being tracked by an unknown source. He assumed that it was China trying to contact him, but it was actually the NASA-DARPA sensor system detecting him by his gravitational and radiation signatures. He tried to escape but was too late. He was captured by US authorities and interrogated. He confessed his identity and his mission and revealed that China had more spies in the US military and government who were working to undermine US war efforts. 
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2023.03.25 06:44 Rainbow6SiegeCreator What If Legends and Canon Merged? Part 7: Superweapon Unveiled

As the months raged by on Kamino, Vader received word that another clone had survived. When Vader returned to the cell of the newest clone, he repeated the similar script he gave to the other clones that had failed him.
Vader: You survived.
Starkiller38: How much time has passed?
Vader: 13 days in Isolation. Impressive.
Starkiller38: The Force gives me all I need.
Vader: From what source?
Starkiller38: The Dark side, my master.
Vader then began to raise the platform restraining the clone out of the cell and he handed him two lightsabers that were similar to the ones the successful clone carried.
Vader: Starkiller's Jedi mentor has been captured.
Starkiller38: General Rahm Kota?
Vader: Yes. When your training is complete, you will go to Cato Neimoidia and execute him.
When the clone hears it, he begins to recoil from a memory aching in his head about when the original Starkiller dueled him above Nar Shaddaa. When the flash ended, Vader took notice.
Vader: You are still haunted by visions?
Starkiller38: Yes, Master. I… sometimes smell a forest on fire, I see the General falling, I feel the ground shake as a starship crashes around me,... and I hear… a woman's voice when I try to sleep.
Vader: They ate memories of a dead man. A side effect of the cloning process and the memory flashes used to train you. They. Will. Fade.
Starkiller38: And if they don't?
Vader: Then you will be of no use to me. Starkiller's emotions made him weak. You must destroy what he created, and you must learn to hate what he loved.
As Vader explained this to him, training droids similar to Proxy appeared taking the forms of Rebel soldiers and Juno Eclipse. His shackles were removed by the Force and the clone activated his two crimson blades. As he had tuned his powers and saber techniques, Vader was impressed, but only knew it would be a true success if the Juno projection was killed.
When the training droid that projected the image of Juno spoke, the clone hesitated and started to give into his memories.
Vader: Strike her down!
Starkiller38: I… can't!
Vader: You WILL! You were created to do. MY. Bidding!
After trying to absorb Vader's orders to strike down the image of Juno, his memories won out and he deactivated the blades and holstered them to his robes.
Vader was disappointed in this clone and began to strike down the image himself. The clone was about to check on it when the visage disappeared.
Vader: Then… it is as I feared.
Starkiller38: Why is this happening to me?!
Vader: The accelerated cloning process is still… imperfect. Your predecessors had succumbed to madness within months. I had high hopes that you would be the first success, but now you must suffer the same fate, like the rest.
Starkiller38: What will you do with me?
As Vader's saber activated, a memory flash had gone off in the clone's head, just as Vader had hoped for. Vader then slowly moved to execute the clone, he was forced to block a surprise torrent of Force lightning before he saw the clone escape the facility with sabers in tow, ready to rampage his way off of Kamino.
This turn of events, for Vader, had been going as he had planned. He then put together a double bounty for the escaped clone and Juno Eclipse. The quickest response to those bounties was from the bounty hunter that Vader, although refusing to admit to himself, has considered his favorite; Boba Fett.
Boba: From the looks of this, he has a very healthy head start.
Vader: Find the woman and bring her to me. That clone will follow.
Boba: I'm gonna need a squadron or two of stormtroopers. They won't be coming back alive.
Vader: The Empire will provide whatever you believe is required.
Vader then reveals what he had done with the failed clones of Starkiller to the bounty hunter. Most have been subject to unimaginable pain until the only ability they have is short range teleportation, small burst stun lightning, and cloaking. These are equipped with wrist blasters, metallic claws embedded into their skin, and a breathing mechanism embedded in their lungs. Other failed clones were hidden among the gold-armored saber guards who were able to block the clone's force abilities. The closest successes were made into unarmed combatants that are proficient with the Force to reinforce Imperial rule on former Separatist worlds. Even fewer have only their brains preserved and used for large droid bodies that looked as if it was a droideka with a gorilla-like body. One brain that Vader had in particular which was a failed experiment of merging two types of DNA was moved to a large Mantis like droid capable of handling larger threats such as walkers, turbolaser emplacements, and even groups of Jedi. What he did with the remainder of the clone corpse parts he used for smaller and more numerous spider-like droids.
Boba Fett saw these machinations and secretly turned pale. While the bounty hunter composed himself, he accepted the use of these types of troops.
When the clone took down a couple of AT-STs with ease, he made his way to Vader's starfighter with Vader on his heels. As the Dark Lord saw his fighter take off, he knew that he was going to save Kota. He then orders the successful clone to Mustafar until ordered back. When X1 arrived in the shuttle, the two boarded and X1 gave him a few lessons on commanding a ship. This destroyer that X1 has been rewarded with was known as the Avarice.
After two years of fighting in a gladiatorial arena on Cato Neimoidia, Kota still maintains his will and taunts the Imperial at the head of Cato Neimoidia's arena. This baron ordered his Neimoidian aides to send another beast to execute the captured Jedi. Seconds later, the baron hears that Vader's TIE was coming in for a landing.
Baron: Secure the landing platform and have the Acolytes ready for any threat that comes our way!
When the bridge extended to the floating landing platform the Baron walked between the ivory formations of troopers with his best posture and eagerness to impress the dark lord. When he saw another being in his place wearing a TIE pilot uniform, he then began to draw his personal blaster, concealing it behind his back, while maintaining his look of confusion and inquisitiveness.
Baron: I… was expecting Lord Vader.
Starkiller38: The Jedi; Where is he?
Baron: No need to worry. He is alive… for the moment.
He then suspected that this individual was going to rescue his most entertaining combatant in his arena, and that was not going to happen on his watch.
Baron: What are the security codes in this sector?
The clone knew that he had no knowledge of the codes and stood ready to activate his blades. After the Baron pressed the clone for the security codes again, he drew his blaster, followed by the Stormtrooper escorts and the clone activated his crimson sabers. As blasters rang out, shots were deflected and troopers were cut down. In the firefight, the Baron had alerted Imperial troops all over the city that another force user was invading and attempting to rescue the Jedi. As the clone fought his way through the city, the Baron had an idea about replacing Kota with him.
Baron: This city lives for the sport of gladiatorial combat. General Rahm Kota is the finest combatant we have had yet. His two-year winning streak has become a fan favorite story, but also a source of dried up profits of gamblers. In my opinion, I see more potential in you as a combatant. If you fight and kill him in the arena, I will forgive your destructive warpath throughout my city.
After fighting many Imperial forces, Sith acolytes, and even taking down walkers and a couple Imperial Gunships, he made his way to the arena, and saw the familiar, yet tattered, Jedi that stood exhausted.
The baron saw the clone enter the arena from the view of his box and hoped that the clone would see reason, but as the clone stood at his side, his anger began to surface. He ordered his aides to send out his most fearsome combatant yet; the Gorog.
Back in the arena, Kota felt as though his body was screaming to relax, but when he heard a familiar voice, those mental screams began to quiet.
Kota: By the Force, I knew you were alive.
Starkiller38: I just hope that I stay that way.
As the arena doors opened, a rancor emerged and the clone thought that it was gonna be an easy fight, and only activated one of his blades. All of that changed when a hand about the same size as the rancor, dragged the creature back into the depths of the arena. The sense of ease quickly faded from the clone as he activated his second blade. Starkiller got his comlink on and began to assess the very large and monstrous threat.
Kota: Please tell me you kept the same comm channel.
Starkiller38: Loud and clear, Kota.
Kota: About time, I didn't know if I could take any more.
Starkiller38: Speaking of time and being out of it, what is this damn thing?
Kota: All I know is that it's huge.
Starkiller: I can definitely see that, but what the hell can I do?!
Kota: I'm not sure on that front.
As the clone dodges every single massive strike from the massive gorilla like beast, he then attacks the restraints and forces them to move into place. Every time he did this, the arena rocked with every smash making the excitement of the spectators blend with concern with every blow the giant delivered. After stabbing his sabers into the head of the massive beast, the restraints began to fail against the Gorog's rage. With the evacuation of the arena underway, Starkiller had no choice but to jump to the highest points in the arena due to the Gorog breaking free and destroying the structure.
Kota: Since those restraints are destroyed, we need to take that beast out of commission!
Starkiller38: Isn't this perceptive? How?!
Kota: Since this place is a hanging city, see what you can do about the supports.
Starkiller38: Blast that, the whole structure will come down!
Kota: You got any ideas?
Starkiller38: Not so much, no.
Kota: I'm going after the Baron if you need anything else.
As the Imperials tried to restrain or kill the gorog, they also had to contend with the clone slashing them apart while the gorog destroyed the supports to the city.
As the Gorog destroyed the last auxiliary support, the clone joined Kota in taking down the Imperial Moff, but the Gorog grabbed the Baron like a toy signaling to the two Force users that they had to get out of there now. As they jump out the window Kota hits a remote as they fall and the Rogue Shadow flies below them to catch the two Jedi. As he did so, Starkiller then threw his sabers to cut down the last support of the arena, sending the structure, and the massive gorog plummeting to the planet sized abyss below with the metal, transparisteel, wiring, and electrical systems stabbing into the thick flesh of the beast. When the Rogue Shadow left Cato Neimoidia, the pair began to calm down from the adrenaline rush they had as the pair brought down an entire structure in a city with no explosives, ships, or massive Force feats.
When the ISD Avarice was ordered to jump to Dantooine, the dark clone and commander meet up with X1's second in command as they covertly deploy the terror troops within the rebel forces heading to the fleet soon to arrive. Many troops have snuck aboard the rebel vessels that stopped for refueling. When Crosshair finished overseeing the infiltration, he regrouped with his Commander. As the shuttle reboarded the Avarice, Vader's plan was set in motion.
On Coruscant, the chaos is absent, but the politicians who have become sycophants to the Emperor all held verbal and documented daggers behind their backs. One of these politicians who had continuously fought for the rights of Clones was Senator Riyo Chuchi of Pantora. With her was her protégé, Omega. When Clones were almost completely phased out, the select few who remained were part of the 501st Legion, part of the Royal Guard, or served as bodies needed for the Dark Trooper project. When the attack on Kamino was brought before the Senate, Rampart had disclosed the mission that the holorecording had showed the vast hall of hovering pods. As Senator Chuchi displayed the information, she cast blame for the loss of Imperial Resources on Rampart's personal agenda.
Chuchi: Tipoca City was destroyed on your orders, Admiral! This recording was from your Venator!
Rampart: This recording shows the after effects of the battle that was won and we had to make sure that the Kaminoans never rebelled again. The Kaminoans had promised us that they would refrain from cloning a military to rival the Empire, but they have done so by taking DNA as part of their "medical treatment." Here is the evidence from one of my trooper's helmets of the supposedly cordoned off facilities.
Rampart then displayed Crosshair's view of the active cloning chambers. When a trooper sat in the pod, it was one of the clone of a trooper who died on Naboo.
Rampart: I also have with me one result of the Kaminoans' treachery. This trooper if you look upon their face has a distinct set of markings under their right eye. These are not medical scars or medical wrappings. The real Imperial trooper has died while being treated and this was the result to appease us.
The trooper rose up and revealed his face, showong the markings of the kaminoan cloning of Imperial conscripts.
Chuchi: An entire city was destroyed on your orders, Rampart! If it is wiped from the galactic maps, that would be cause for your court martial and charged with genocide!
Just as the words exit the Pantoran's lips, the central podium rose from the floor to reveal the Grand Vizier, Mas Amedda, and the Emperor himself. The Senate gradually fell quiet and Palpatine began to speak.
Palpatine: In light of the allegations made by both parties, the loss of Imperial resources will take years to replenish. The destruction of Tipoca City as depicted in the evidence provided by the Senator from Pantora, is ruled as a battle, not a slaughter of innocents. The insurrection has been dealt with, but the response to such an insurrection was unjustified destruction ordered by a rogue Imperial Agent serving his own agenda instead of the Empire. As for the evidence in the cloned conscripts, there is another dilemma present for you, Senator Chuchi. Since you are an advocate for the rights of clones, are those created to replace the dead conscripts included with the veterans of the Clone Wars, as well, or is your advocacy only through words alone?
Chuchi: This is the first time I have been made aware of any clones outside of the last war, My Emperor. Nevertheless, whether the clone is a recruit, or a veteran, I will be their voice in the Imperial Senate.
Emperor: I admire your dedication, Senator, but a new challenge has approached you. I hereby rule that any conscript who is discovered as a Kaminoan clone will no longer be able to serve in the Imperial military. If they do not seek other forms of employment outside of our military complex within 30 days, they will be culled.
Many Senators had cheered for the ruling from the Emperor, and others were silent on the matter so as to not lose their seats. Chuchi realized she had lots of work ahead of her. Omega offered to assist her and the pair began to work on the employment forms. Rampart had been arrested by the Coruscant Guard and sent to a military Tribunal due to his actions. After a few days of hard work, the tired and stressed out senator decided to head to 79's; the bar designated for clones when they were relieved of their posts for the night, or even throughout their long campaigns away from base. When the clones saw her, they knew to make sure she was served right away.
Back with the Rogue Shadow, the Starkiller clone had just picked up Kota from Malastare and was about to jump to hyperspace towards Dantooine when new memories played in his head. When he looked at his memories, he began smelling a very fungal odor, he felt the ground shake as massive footsteps ran towards him, he saw a Jedi fall from a force choke by Vader, and he heard a female voice, but this time, it wasn't Juno. The voice came from a woman with gray skin, red horns, black hair, and yellow eyes.
Kota: What did you see?
Starkiller38: I remember a planet full of fungal trees, I felt as if a rancor was chasing me, and I heard a different voice than Juno's.
Kota: Don't you remember Felucia?
Starkiller38: If that's what I'm seeing, maybe I do, but that other woman, I think I fought her.
Kota: You rescued Senator Organa from that mess of a planet.
Starkiller38: The thing is, Kota, I have never been to Felucia myself. I have memories of that planet, but I haven't ever set foot in that system.
Kota: We'll figure it out later. Anyway, we're coming up on the fleet. I'll do the talking.
Starkiller38: That's fine, General. I have to meditate, maybe I'll see if I can reach Juno.
As Starkiller sat down in what used to be the training facility, he meditated and changed out the crystals of his lightsabers. When they continued talking about Starkiller being back, Kota was updating him on the rebellion's current capability in terms of fighting Imperial Forces. Even though Kota still refused to believe it, he then heard the clone say something that triggered a memory of his own.
Starkiller38: You have no idea what I went through on Kamino.
Kota: Kamino? What city did you escape from? We can put your power to use now that you’re back, and launch a full scale…
Starkiller38: NO! I… just want… Look, I need a place to think everything through, to meditate.
Kota: To hide?!
Starkiller38: Until I find Juno.
Kota: We’re at war and you want a quiet place to think?! Wasn’t your trip before you picked me up specifically for that?! The Alliance will be destroyed, all because you had to continue… finding yourself?
Starkiller38: So now you believe that I’m a clone?
Kota: Yeah, cause you aren’t the first clone of a Jedi I met. After I lost my sight above Nar Shaddaa, I fell into a deep depression and recieved a call from an old friend, he told me about a clone he fought alongside and his exceptional skill. I found him on Dantooine and he looked almost the spitting image of his father, my old padawan.
Starkiller38: What happened to him? Resulting in the clone?
Kota: When he was injured after a battle before the clone wars, we brought him to Kamino to get him some medical attention. When the Kaminoans were finished with thim, they took some of his DNA as payment for the work they did.
Starkiller38: How did he die? I’m assuming it was on Dantooine, right?
Kota: Yes. When the Empire attacked Dantooine, my old padawan was the target. The clone I found was there along with other clones who defected. After a noble defense, he was killed by the other clone produced from his DNA and the clone that I found, had survivor’s guilt and stayed there for about 15 years before I got there and pulled him out of his funk.
The starkiller clone then reached into his pocket and gave the blind Jedi general a pen like item that he snagged from his escape, showing the jedi general how resourceful he was under stress.
Kota: An encrypted code cylinder?
Starkiller38: Everything about the schematics and cloning facilities on… Kamino.
Kota: Oh, and for the belief if you are a clone or not, I don’t think that it matters.
An explosion rings out throughout the bridge and the Jedi make theri way to the bridge, fighting Imperial forces along the way. In the ensuing Chaos, Boba fett infiltrated the ship and snuck his way through the cruiser to the bridge. He ordered different squads of troops throughout the ship to eliminate the rebels and find the Captain for Vader. When Kota encountered some Imperial troops, a lot of them were the basic stormtroopers, and other specialized troops that had no enhancements. When Kota reached the bridge, he briefly reunited with Proxy and took control of the bridge. When starkiller saw the hall that was near the bridge, Boba Fett had captured her already. All the clone and Captain could do was share a glance before Boba dragged her away to the Slave I. After Kota managed every thing from the bridge, and Starkiller fought through vader’s troops and Experiments, he tried stopping Boba fett from taking her to no avail.
Starkiller38: Kota, They’re gone. Send the order to attack Kamino or I WILL GO WITHOUT YOU!!!
Kota: Already done. We’re fixing to jump out of Hyperspace in a couple minutes. Switch channels, there’s something you need to hear.
Both had switched channels and Kota gave the clone a bit of warning.
Kota: You know that Vader is luring you back to him.
Starkiller38: Yes, I KNOW, but he won't be expecting the entire rebel fleet!
Kota: I know. Let's hope we're right. We just got out of hyperspace and are nearing Kamino.
The clone then heard some creaks and groans of metal being moved and bent only to see a huge insect-like walker about to attack the reactor of the entire ship.
Back with Kota, he knew he had to send for help if his fleet was to last against the Empire. He told Proxy to get into contact with any of the rebel leadership so he can call for aid.
Kota: Proxy, we need to get in touch with the Alliance leadership. Our fleet is falling apart.
Proxy: Patching you through to Yavin.
Proxy then changed his form to that of Princess Leia Organa and Kota began to speak.
Kota: Princess, our fleet is near Kamino and our fleet is falling apart. My apprentice is back but he's occupied with Vader's experimental troops! What reinforcements can you send?
Leia: We can send only 1 transport ship to bolster the forces on your capital ships. It may take a while for the transport to get there.
Kota: Anything you can send! We'll hold out for as long as they can!
When the transmission cut out, Starkiller had recovered the reactor and destroyed the insect walker and made his way to the main cannon.
With the Imperial defenses, there were two star destroyers blockading the planet; The Avarice and The Ambition. Each of them have sent TIE Fighters to destroy any rebels attempting to take off. When the rebels' main cannon was fired by the escaped clone, the Ambition took the lethal hit and was split in half. X1 realized that on that ship was his special Unit. X1 then fell to his rage, another ISD, the Desolate jumped out of hyperspace and reinforced the Imperial blockade.
Back with the clone, The appearance of the Desolate made Kota realize that their chances of success have significantly dropped. He made announcements to the hangar bays about sending the Y-wing bombers to attack the new destroyer. When the Imperial boarding parties attempted to go into the hangar bays, the X-wings and A-wings intercepted them and blew them into the vacuum of space.
Kota: We can't hold out much longer! Reroute all power to the forward deflector shields.
Proxy: This ship is also going to pieces. We already lost decks 8 through 12.
Starkiller38: Head to the Rogue Shadow. I don't think those planetary shields can withstand a direct hit from a cruiser.
Kota was almost dumbfounded at the idea, but figured that since their options were limited, he had to give the order he dreaded for the longest time.
Kota: Abandon ship! ABANDON SHIP!!! Are we even gonna survive?
Starkiller38: We'll see when we make it to the ground. Just get to the ship.
When the rebels got in their ships and escape pods, the Starkiller clone began moving debris out of the way of the crashing cruiser. When the cruiser broke through, the ship began to burn up due to reentry. As the cruiser continued burning up, he jumped out of the cruiser and removed all the barriers to prevent any drag in the ship's descent.
When Starkiller landed in a familiar yard-like structure in the facility he had escaped, he began searching for Juno and Vader. When he encountered multiple types of Imperial troops, he merely regarded them as nuisances and turned them upon each other in every room he entered. When it came to the war droids, he used their fire and carbonite shots against them and destroyed them using their shields as cover and a massive projectile against other Imperial forces. When he finally reunited with Kota, they saw that fighters and bombers were flying about and Starkiller used the war droid shields to take out the fighters and bomber squads. As the two continued to fight the Empire, the clone made his way towards the cloning chambers, against the behest of Kota.
Kota: You don't know what else is in there!
Starkiller38: Juno is close, General!
Kota: So is Vader, boy, just stop! Don't go in there alone!
Starkiller38: I know Vader's there, but I'm not stopping.
Kota: We need you on the front lines!
Starkiller38: I told you a hundred times that I'm going after Juno!
Kota: Damn it, Starkiller! I'm coming after you when we finish up here!
Starkiller walked through the cloning facility surrounded by suspended animation pods filled with clones of him. Throughout his walk through the chambers, he had begun hearing Juno’s voice rejecting him, Kota’s voice belittling him, and Vader’s ominous and iconic breathing sending chills throughout his spine and stoking the flames of his anger.
Starkiller38: VADER!!! COME OUT!! FACE ME, YOU COWARD!!!!
At random moments, Vader would surprise Starkiller with attacks using the Force, or using his saber. When Vader attacked with his blade, Starkiller began to press Vader on Juno. Every time he broke the clash or his grip of the Force, memories of him past, present, and future flashed in his mind, giving Vader time to hide and prepare for his next strike. When the clone exited the dark cloning room, he saw Vader atop one of the stasis pod platforms looking down at the clone who had escaped his grip, according to his plan, unbeknownst to the rest of the Empire.
Vader: I knew it was only a matter of time before you returned. Now you will surrender to me, or you will die here, where you were created.
This had further enraged the clone as he met Vader on that platform and ignited his twin sapphire blades ready to butcher the being who saw him as nothing but a weapon, an experiment, and a being with no identity. Vader had continued jumping from platform to platform releasing more unfinished clones towards the one that opposed him, but the clone continued to use them against him and keep him distracted.
Throughout the fight between the creator and his creation, Kota had managed to find the Kaminoan doctors who he tried to help 3 years ago. The kaminoans were about to display their gratitude for their rescuers, but a rain of blaster shots came in from a jetpack wearing bounty hunter, the same one Kota had fought on this planet during the Kamino uprising 3 years ago.
Boba: Now I’ve got you Jedi!
Kota: You again? You’ll never take me to Jabba alive!
Boba: Don’t have to. Your corpse is also acceptable.
When more Saber guards, Jump troopers, and Terror spider droids showed up behind him, the rebels had to steel themselves and fight for their lives. As the bounty hunter and Jedi fought, the transport entered Kamino’s atmosphere and 6 X-wings came out to blast the Imperials away.
X2: General, this is Grey Leader! We arrive just in time?
Kota: Barely, Grey Leader! Make sure that the Kaminoans are secured on your transport before you go! I gotta get to Vader.
Grey 4: Roger that, General. Grey 5, There’s 8 TIEs on your left flank!!
Grey 6: We’re gonna have to wait on that, General! Air support just came in!
Kota: Copy that, Grey 6!
Kota had chased the bounty hunter with every attack he could throw whe it was throwing the bounty hunter with the Force, dodging his flame thrower, redirecting his rockets towards the Imperial troops, and even using Mind triks on the Imperial troops to fight the bounty hunter. When Boba fled the scene, the Rebels brought the Kaminoans to their transport vessel on one of the far platforms.
When vader lured the clone to an office like room with a large transparisteel pane window, Vader had no saber ignited and faced the clone knowing that his use of Dun Moc was working wonders on him, perhaps too well.
Starkiller38: WHERE IS SHE??!!!!
Vader then stepped aside to reveal Juno Eclipse ound in the same shackles he was in when he began the penultimate test of his training. As the clone was about to embrace the blonde captain, Vader lifted her into a choke with the Force.
Vader: Bow before me, or she dies.
Vader was inching closer and closer to cracking her neck when Starkiller gave in and deactivated his blades.
Starkiller38: Wait, wait! I… will do your bidding. Just let her go.
Starkiller got on his knees and hung his head as if he was about to lose the single most important thing in his life. As Vader attemtped to control the clone once again, Juno crawled on the ground beneath the focus of both Force users and snag one of the clone’s blades.
Vader: You will find and kill General Kota. If you refuse, the woman dies. You will return to me and give yourself to the Dark side. If you resist, she dies. And when your training is complete, you will hunt down and execute the rebel leaders. If you fail, she dies!
A saber ignited and Juno began swinging at Vader, and the dark lord treated it like it was child’s play and threw her out the window with the Force, knocking her unconscious, unbeknownst to both Force users. Starkiller began to scream as he attempted to slash Vader to ribbons, but Vader prepared for it and threw him out the same window to the adjacent platform where the weather and rain had gotten worse throughout the battle. Vader leapt onto the same platform and Starkiller had begun radiating energy from the force as he began to barrage Vader with many quick dual bladed attacks. In the moments where the sabers clashed, Vader had continued using Dun Moc on the clone, stoking his fear and anger. As the fight progressed to even greater displays of the Force Kota and the rebel troops were coming up on the platform and saw the clone use the lightning from the electricity in the light poles and the storm Kota and the rebels stayed back until the dangerous displays of the Force subsided. Vader was taking a huge surge of lightning from the combined voltage of the storm, the electricity powering the poles and Starkiller’s raw potential with Force lightning. As Vader knelt in defeat with his dueling hand severed and his breathing apparatus malfunctioning, he goaded the clone to finish him.
Starkiller38: You’ve taken everything from me!
Vader: Your feelings for her are not real.
Starkiller38: They are real to me!
Kota: Wait!
Starkiller38: You want him dead as much as I do.
Kota: Yes, but not yet. Not until he’s told us the Empire’s secrets!
Starkiller38: You want to take him prisoner?
Kota: To a hidden rebel base where we can interrogate him, put him on trial for crimes against the true republic, and then we’ll execute him to show the galaxy that we don’t need to fear him any longer!
Starkiller38: If I let him live, he’ll haunt me forever.
Kota: He’s the only one who knows if Starkiller really survived. He can’t tell you if he’s dead.
The clone now had a choice to make, execute Vader for the trauma he has put him through, or let him live to serve the alliance’s purposes that had no benefit for him. The perfected clone had been hiding in an Imperial shuttle above the planet waiting for the go ahead from his master to attack the rebels and execute Kota and complete his final test. Boba Fett, meanwhile, was on and adjacent platform in a sniping position, ready to execute Kota and the clone on Vader’s orders. When Starkiller deactivated his blades and walked away, Kota began ordering his men to restrain Vader. In the midst of loading Vader onto the Rogue Shadow, the apprentice had acquired his master’s mechanical hand, and told the pilot to reboard the Avarice and set course for Dantooine after overhearing the conversation on the platform above.
When the clone saw a droid tending to Juno, he recognized it and started running to the pair.
Starkiller38: Proxy?
Proxy: Master?
Both: I thought you were dead!
Proxy: It’s quite a long story, possibly for a later time and place, but right now, I can’t revive her, she’s….
The clone then almost began regretting making all the moves he did throughout the galaxyand held the body of Juno Eclipse and began to pull her into an embrace just as the flashes had reminded him of such a moment.
Starkiller38: I should’ve stayed here.
As a tear flowed from is face and landed on Juno’s cheek, the clone began to kiss her, and when she began moving to reciprocate, the clone was almost overjoyed. When the kiss was broken, it was a surprise both of them.
Juno: We’re alive.
Starkiller38: I’ll explain my part later.
The two had shared a moment in each other’s arms before Juno had Proxy take the form of Princess Leia.
Leia: What’s your status?
Juno: We’re alive and we have captured Vader.
Kota: We also got another jedi back in the fight.
Leia: What’s your plan for moving him?
Juno: We’ll send a dozen small freighters in all directions. Even if the Empire knows we have him, they won’t know which ship to follow.
Leia: Excellent. The security detail?
Kota: We will have it covered, Your highness.
Juno: We’ll keep you informed en route to Dantooine.
Leia: Great. This will definitely be a turning point for the alliance. May the force be with you.
As Leia’s visage disappeared, Juno and Proxy were about to board the Rogue Shadow, but the clone was walking over to the restrained sith lord. Starkiller had a few words for the man/machine that took almost every bit of humanity from him in hopes to deliver the pain that his sabers could not.
Starkiller38: I let you live. You tell me that I’m just a clone, but I chose to spare you the pain you have inflicted on my predecessors. Maybe Kota is right. This might be just some ruse to make me forget who I am and make me your weapon again, but despite what you have done to me, I. Let. You. Live. You no longer have and sway over my actions or control over me.
Vader: As long as she lives, you will always be my slave to control, manipulate, and sway any way I please.
With that, Starkiller had left the dark room that housed the restrained dark lord. He then went to the cockpit where the love of his life was at the controls.
Juno: Prepare for lightspeed.
When the hyperdrives kicked in, the Rogue Shadow made is way to Dantooine, and one ship that had appeared from the debris in orbit emerged and followed them.
On Yavin, a Group of rebels had stolen an Imperial shuttle and were going after the Death Star plans, and they knew that they needed the reinforcements, so Chirrut Imwe lead the strike team due to the squadron’s belief in the Jedi as capable leaders, and Rogue Squadron’s ability to sneak into the Imperial base on Scariff As soon as their cover was blown, the rebels had fought every Imperial wave that came their way. These rebels knew that they were in for a fight.
Back on Dantooine, Kota volunteered to stay with the garrison and keep watch over Vader. Outside the prison, Crosshair activated the beacon and saw an Imperial light cruiser launch a TIE Advanced fighter and when it landed a good distance away from the rebel prison, the perfected clone climbed out and had Vader’s severed had with him. During the night, he snuck to a rendezvous point where he met another Imperial trooper, clad in all black armor with a green lens. Both of them stopped when the clone had his blaster raised. Crosshair: Show yourself.
The perfected clone then raised himself up and removed his hood.
StarkillerC: I have a gift for my master who is imprisoned here.
Crosshair: I see, thank you.
StarkillerC: Good luck trooper. Against the jedi, you’ll need it.
Crosshair: I’ll be on my guard.
As the apprentice reembarked on the TIE, he reboarded Vader’s flagship and began to search for a ship to take him to Malachor.
Boba Fett had found the clone and the captain moving Vader to the deepest and most reinforced cell in the prison. Before he can take the shot, the clone gets the sense that they were followed.
Juno: What’s wrong?
Starkiller38: Juno, get back to the ship. We’ve been followed.
Juno: I’ll pick you up after you deall with our tail.
When Boba Fett finds that his target was running, he begins to slowly hunt the jedi clone and just as he was about to find the Jedi’s thermal signature, he becomes engulfed in Force lightning to the point where the jetpack sends him on an uncontrolled flight path and knocked him into a nearby tree. As Boba recovers, he sees the figure approach him with twin sapphire blades, and just as the clone was about to deliver a lethal stab, Boba rolled out of the way and retreated back to his ship, then felt himself get lifted off the ground with a look of fear beneath his helmet and the Jedi spared the bounty hunter by throwing him back to his ship. This defeat against a Force user then burned a rule, almost literally, into his mind for any future bounties, that he will put to the forefront upon any contract he takes.
Starkiller38: Juno, I’m at the landing platforms.
Juno: Copy that, Starkiller. Vader is secure and Kota’s volunteered to guard him.
Later the following night, Crosshair began getting a holocall. This was coming from his direct superior, X1. he then found a spot away from the Prison where the beacon had been activated beneath the surface.
Crosshair: Yes, Commander?
X1: We have responded to your beacon and are ready for an assault. Did you receive the package?
Crosshair: I did, Commander. I’m going to sneak into Lord Vader’s cell and repair his hand. When he is freed and slicing his way through the rebels, block any that exit. There is also a jedi that may occupy him. As teh rebels retreat from Lord Vader, attack them, and leave the jedi for him.
X1: Excellent plan, Captain. We’ll send a company to free Lord Vader.
As Crosshair had finished repairing Vader’s hand, Vader then ordered Crosshair to inform him of what the escape plan is.
Vader: CT-9904, what is the escape plan?
Crosshair: Commander X1 is sending a company of stormtroopers to your rescue and the rebels will be flanked in the firefight.
Vader went along with the plan and remained restrained until the following day when Kota would report to Vader’s cell.The night before, after Kota was relieved of duty, he recorded a holomessage reserved for a bounty hunter friend who had joined the alliance because of Kota.
Kota: Shara, if you are seeing this I’ve left the rebellion. I need to focus on myself as a Jedi and how my life will be affected if the Empire succeeds. There is a clone I want you to fight alongside. He fought in the clone wars and has his own squadron. If you met my padawan, he is the spitting image of him, he is a clone after all, hehe. Anyway, I’m assigning you to Grey Squadron and as an advisor to the unit. May the Force be with you. Always.
Back on Coruscant, Senator Chuchi and Omega had given many clones the occupations outside the empire, but not all of them survived. Some have abandoned life within the Empire and joined the Rebellion, others were given work in service industries, manufacturing, and retail, as well as trade, and the few that couldn't be reached were culled by the Empire. Chuchi and Omega were both haunted when the cullings began. They used it to fuel the passion to fuel clone rights initiatives in the Empire. One night after a session, the two colleagues had said their goodbyes for what would be the final time unbeknownst to them.
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