Mission to Kashyyyk

The text typed below is roughly based on Star Wars but will primarily be fiction created by myself. Any specific information will be sourced from
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/

This will concern Anakin and Obi-Wan’s mission to Kashyyyk, and Anakin’s adventures during it.


Obi-Wan and I bowed our heads, and turned, leaving the darkened Jedi Council Chamber behind us. As we descended via the turbolift, I rubbed my temple and asked “Master, do we actually need to go to Kashyyyk?”, and as usual, Obi-Wan replied “We do as the Council commands, Anakin. You must learn to follow the will of the Council”. I grimaced and became silent, as I thought over the Council’s orders in my head. Yoda had ordered us to investigate a disturbance on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyk. According to a holovid sent by the Wookiee High Chieftain, Warsz, a remote village in the ancient Western forests of Kashyyyk, had had 4 of its hunters go missing. Warsz had assured the Jedi Council that all hunters were expert trackers and were more than comfortable in the dangerous forests of the West Region.

I was excited, though. Since building my lightsaber several weeks ago, I had only been on one diplomatic mission that had simply been a security run for a Toydarian politician. I knew that being a Jedi meant that I was sworn to uphold the peace and as Obi-Wan told me all the time, “Drawing your lightsaber should always be your last resort”. I just wanted to be able to demonstrate my new skills with a lightsaber; I had been studying the lightsaber techniques of Ataru and felt that I had become quite proficient.

First, we had to go our quarters and prepare. I quickly filled my pack with spare Jedi Robes, my cloak, and several books to read on the journey, belted on my utility belt, and headed for the main Jedi hangar. Obi-Wan was already there, typically, engaged in a conversation with the pilot that would be taking us there. The ship looked quite small, with the pilot’s seat up the front, and 4 passenger seats in the back. As we climbed in, the pilot explained to us that it would take about 6 hours to get to Kashyyyk using hyperspace, so we better make sure we have something to occupy ourselves. I had originally planned to just read a book, but I decided to do some quiet meditating. My thoughts of violence and anger of late had led me to become worried, and I wanted to quiet my mind.

I sat in the rear compartment and closed my eyes, letting my mind wander to the familiar areas of solitude that I relished in. I remember the words Yoda had told me when I had visited him a week ago about having nightmares, “Trust in your instincts, you must. Quiet you mind and focus on positivity, young padawan”. This advice had basically gone over my head at the time, but now, in the peace of my mind, they felt reassuring. I did have positive things in my life; Obi-Wan as a master, I still got to see Padme from time to time now that she had become Senator of Naboo, and I had a promising career in the Jedi Order. Things wouldn’t be so bad as long as I followed Yoda’s advice.

“We’re here”, a voice broke through my meditation: the pilot. I opened my eyes and looked out the window and was treated to a birds-eye view of the wild beauty of Kashyyyk. My gaze was disrupted as our ship jolted and the pilot yelled “Someone is shooting at us!”. I squinted through the window and noticed a lone figure hugging a tree, a high-powered scope blaster propped on their shoulder. A second shot hit our wing and the ship began to spiral down. As I began to panic, Obi-Wan’s reassuring hand gripped my shoulder, “Trust in the force and we will be fine”. The pilot tried to slow the descent with the reverse thrusters and our speed lessened. “Brace for impact”, came the call, and Obi-Wan and I focused on the force to protect ourselves and the pilot. A thundering crash and everything went black….


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6 thoughts on “Mission to Kashyyyk

  1. *Inhales a deep breath in* Hold. Two, three. *Slowly exhales* GAAAAHHHHHH!!!!! Why must you end with “…everything went black”. Now my mind is on overdrive in thinking of what’s going to happen to next. Did they survive? They should survive!!!! It must not end like this!!! 😥

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