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Anakin, Father of the Empire - A More Intellectual Prequel Series
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Short Story – Temple of Lies:
Through the crime ridden down town of Coruscant walk Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi. There they come across a gang of street urchins led by an orphaned adolescent Anakin Skywalker.
Qui-Gon brings Anakin to the Jedi temple and begins his training. Anakin and Obi-Wan begin to become friends and Qui-Gon leaves the Jedi order for unknown reasons, leaving the training of Anakin to a now Knighted Obi-Wan.

Characters: Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker,

Novel – The Phantom Strikes
Five years after Temple of Lies we see Obi-Wan and Anakin, they have become very close, akin to brothers. The Republic is at war with the Separatist Kaleesh-Neimoidian alliance once again, but this time the alliance is far larger and has very much different goals and tactics.
They are called to the planet of Naboo to help defend against an incoming attack by the Separatists, there Kenobi insists that the Princess of Naboo, Padme Amidala, goes to a highly defended, secluded palace. She is sent there with Anakin and a large detachment of Clone Troopers. There she and Anakin begin to form a bond, as the youths engage in deep, developed, and open conversations.
Meanwhile, aboard a large Separatist vessel is Darth Clemence. A dark lord of the Sith, and apprentice to Lord Sidious. He engages in a holoprojector call with Darth Grievous. The two speak of their plan to capture the Princess and leave the planet, and use her as leverage later on.
Anakin and Padme spend more time speaking of the war, and why Padme didn’t leave her planet. Obi-Wan has his Clones setup the planets cities for defence. He has them train and arm the citizenry and recruit the Gungan army, led by General Jar-Jar Binks.
In the early morning – of where the Jedi are located – the Sith attack. Darth Clemence leads his Sith soldiers in their black and grey armour. They and the Clones engage in brutal combat.
Meanwhile, a Dark Lord closes in on Anakin and Padme. He is called Darth Maul. He leads a large regiment against the defended position. The Clone Troopers fight bravely to defend the position, holding back the Sith Troops, but not Maul. He quickly slips through the defences and into the palace.
Anakin senses the danger and readies himself. He and Padme try to reach a safe room, but are cut off by the Dark lord. He pulls out his sabre, as does Anakin. The Sith attacks the Jedi, whom defends the Princess.
Meanwhile, Kenobi battles the Sith warriors, leading a speeder charge from the city plaza. He and Clemence come into contact and duel. Clemence draws a long Sabre with a cross guard. The two fight furiously, until an explosion goes off close to them, they are sent flying, and Clemence is unmasked, his identity is revealed to be Qui-Gon.

Back at the Palace, the duel between Skywalker and Maul is still going, it is fast paced and one-sided, Maul strikes Skywalker with his fists, feet, knees, and head, but is unable to kill him with his sabre. Whenever Padme tries to go somewhere, Maul follows and Anakin mirrors him, defending the Princess.
Eventually Maul becomes angered and his target switches from Padme to Anakin, he begins to go berserk and attack him with ferocious barrages of strikes. Eventually Maul has him down and is about to kill him when Padme fires upon him with a Clone Blaster, hitting him in the back many times, just saving her protector.
Meanwhile, Kenobi and his Clones hold the capital plaza bravely against the Sith, they are surrounded, when the Sith are themselves surrounded by the Gungan army led by Binks. The Gungans make quick work of the Sith, with the exception of Clemence who escapes.
The Gungans, Naboo, and Clones rejoice. The Clone army, Gungan army, and Jedi are all given praise and medals by the Naboo people and a great celebration is had. This is where this part ends.

Characters: Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Padme Amidala, Sheev Palpatine, Count Qui-Gon Jinn/Darth Clemence, Darth Grievous, Darth Maul

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