Bail’s pack of speeders streams over the edge of a hill outside the Machine complex. The laser turrets at the perimeter swivel and lay down a field of bright bolts. The speeders take glancing hits off their frontal armor, some careening to a fiery halt, and charge up their devastating short-range guns.
Inside the shield dome, the troops fire at squads of Utapauan clones. Padme takes charge and leads a grenade volley against a team of clone machinegunners. Anakin brandishes a heavy repeating blaster, a spare that he found on Fenn Shysa’s fighter, and lets out a torrent of green bolts. Many of them strike the clones square in the chest.
In the command sanctum of the Machine, Miat Alpha rushes into the emergence chamber. A bio-mechanical pod spreads its petals aside to reveal a red-robed human figure underneath. He looks just like Obi-Wan Kenobi, but there is a very clear madness in the yellow pupils of his eyes.
Miat Alpha commands his most powerful creation to slaughter the guerrillas and protect the Machine.
Obi-Two silently regards his Utapauan creator with a mixture of curiosity and contempt. With a swift pull of the Force, the lightsaber hilt hurls out of the folds of Miat’s robe into Obi-Two’s outstretched hand.