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The Dying Torch: A Retelling of the Prequel Trilogy.

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Hey guys. I'm currently working on prequel rewrite. I titled the trilogy "The Dying Torch" to describe the fall of the Republic. I hope it's alright but I also hope you can give any criticism for me to fix any problems with my story. With that said, let me begin with a basic idea for Episode 1: Spark of War.

A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...

It is a time of peace for the galaxy. The flames of the First Clone War have died and the Galactic Republic has finally recovered after years of peace with the Seperatists.

However, the peace is fragile. The Separatists, led by the former Jedi Dooku, continue to bring more worlds into its fold. In response, garrisons of soldiers are left on different worlds as the Republic continues its peace talks.

Meanwhile, the Republic's Jedi guardians begin to recruit more to recover their losses from the war...

Basic Idea: After Qui-Gon brings an eighteen-year-old Anakin to the Jedi, Anakin and Obi-Wan go to protect Senator Padme of Naboo during a peace summit with the Separatists on Alderaan. It turns out to be a trap as the chancellor’s assassinated by Maul (who’s allied himself with a Separatists ambassador) and the Separatists take over the planet.

Trapped, our group of heroes evades the Separatists to contact Coruscant. Viceroy Bail Organa and Qui-Gon lead a fleet of ships to free Alderaan, thus rescuing the trio. However, Qui-Gon’s killed by Maul during the battle and the Separatist ambassador is killed by Asajj Ventress, Dooku’s personal assassin.

As Padme comforts a mournful Anakin, Obi-Wan informs the Jedi Council of Darth Maul. The Council, startled by the Sith’s return, begin to start their investigation. Meanwhile, Vice-Chancellor Palpatine is made Chancellor and declares war on the Separatists for their actions. The Second Clone War has begun.

Details for Act 1 be will next...

"Adventure, excitement. A Jedi craves not these things!"

- Yoda

W.S.

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I think you should change the spelling of "Dooku" so it doesn't sound so goofy. Something along the lines of "Dohku" would read much better.

STRANGE

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Who is the focus of your story? you start anakin at a teenager thats great but a lot seems to happen than doesn't involve him..so who is the focus of ep 1?

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Much of the story will be focused on Anakin as we'll be seeing the events through his eyes, mainly.

Also, I've written a small excerpt for Episode 1. 

The Twilight’s engines let out slight hum as it traveled through hyperspace. In the blue tunnel, it reverberated in the blue tunnel and echoed through the vessel’s walls. It was quite normal for space-travelers, almost calming.

In one of the Twilight’s room, a man sat on the bed cross-legged. He was well into middle age and with long brown hair that draped on his shoulders. He slowly breathed in and out, the air bristling over his beard as he silenced his mind of distractions. The man had been at it for… an hour, maybe more? It did not matter anyway. Time had little meaning when one was immersed in the Force.

During the many hours in hyperspace, the man had meditated. Meditation techniques were often used by the Jedi to seek guidance from the Force. Though he was no longer a Jedi, the man often sought clarity in the Force, more so recently.

The white currents of the Force swirled around the man, curving and coalescing like water in an ocean. With it, he used it to sense to the Twilight. He felt the durability in the ship, despite its old age. The hyperspace vibrations filled the air with a slight rattle from the durasteel plating of the Twilight’s old floors.

The man knew he was not alone on the Twilight. There was another being, a young man strong with the Force. When the man tried to sense him, the aura was practically blinding. With that kind of power, the young man could use his power for good… if he was given the right training.

He will be trained. He has to be, the man thought to himself.

The Twilight suddenly gave a slight shudder. The man’s eyes opened and he quickly uncrossed his legs, knowing very well the Twilight just dropped out of hyperspace. The man grabbed the slender cylinder next to him and quickly left his quarters for the cockpit.

That's it for now. I'm not sure if I'll actually get to it, but hopefully I will. Please let me know what you think. Thanks.

P.S. I'm not too sure about the name ("The Dying Torch"). I'm thinking of using it for another story. Should I keep the name?

"Adventure, excitement. A Jedi craves not these things!"

- Yoda

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Hey guys. I'm just putting this up because I've decided to discontinue with the story idea. I've been mixed up with other PT rewrites I've been working on, so I decided to stop working on them and just combine them into one fic. I'll be posting that idea shortly. Thanks.

"Adventure, excitement. A Jedi craves not these things!"

- Yoda

W.S.