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Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Fifty

Epilogue

Ten warless years have passed. In the wake of The Whisper’s defeat, peace has begun to be found. A new capital titled Gloryland was established where New Alderaan once stood. With grand new structures outfitted with gold and glass, Gloryland stood true to its name, for it was a legitimately glorious place.

Keeli Calrissian would end up becoming Grand Queen of the New Democracy and would strive to make the galaxy a better place.

A year after the war ended, a ceremony took place that saw Grand Queen Keeli Calrissian awarding the individuals responsible for helping bring The Whisper to an end. The teenagers, 15-year-old Dusaachae, 16-year-old Gwent, 13-year-old Limor, and 12-twelve-year-old Mimi would gain Golden Stars for Outstanding Bravery. C-3PO and R2-D2 would gain their very own medals for Unparalleled Heroes. Poe Dameron, Trish, the Knights, Maz Kanata, and Chewbacca received Silver Medals for Unwavering Allegiance and Spirit. And Ora would garner a Purple Medal for Tremendous Heroism.

The ceremony was a beautiful occasion that would be talked about for decades to come. Continue reading Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Fifty

Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-Nine

Poe Dameron had been waiting for this day but didn’t believe it would ever come. Now, behind the controls of the foreign craft, he felt invincible.

He gazed at the world that had once been home to New Alderaan. Here, his first love, Admiral Sterk, had perished, now forever buried in the rocks that made up the capital. The thought was both angering and reaffirming for his determination to see young Ora’s plan realized.

He felt a hand on his shoulder and looked to find Trish gazing at him. Continue reading Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-Nine

Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-Eight

Fate worked in mysterious ways. Some called it the Force. Some called it destiny. But it was undoubtedly a mystical power that bound everything together.

Maz Kanata had never felt more wowed by the extent of this power than now.

Launching out of hyperspace, Carcuun lied before the Tantive IV. Once a serene world of roiling oceans and stony islands covered in towering skyscrapers, it was now a world blanketed by darkness with craggy mountains risen from the deep, turning the oceans into violent lakes riven with thrashing anger.

And there, on the cusp of the planet’s hemisphere, were two other ships; the one they had followed that Kanata believed Ora was piloting and another ship that Maz had never seen before. That is, until, the commlink beeped and she heard Poe Dameron’s voice over the line. Continue reading Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-Eight

Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-Seven

Ora ran as fast as she could. Even so, something deep inside was telling her that she wasn’t moving quickly enough.

Your father is in danger, the Force seemed to whisper in her ear.

She shook her head. No, she thought to herself. No.

And yet, the image showing her holding her dying father in her arms had been shown to her twice. She wanted to believe it was the dark side taunting her to want to go to the dark side but there was a truth to both of the visions that made her heart pound in her chest.

She exited the chamber, her new lightsaber blazing blue in the darkness. The sight before her sent sorrow coursing through her in jarring pangs. Continue reading Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-Seven

Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-Five

Ora didn’t quite know how to feel about her father’s words. She was still a bit shaken after their conversation about his past. Yes, her mother had told her of his past and shed grim glimpses of the sorrow he had spread but it never had felt as real as it did with him standing before her, broad-shouldered and wielding a blood-red lightsaber. She could imagine the horrors he had committed all too well and understood also too easily that she could easily fall to the same violent impulses.

“Don’t be afraid,” he, out of the blue, told her in the descending chamber.

She didn’t like the way he spoke those words. As if he knew something that she didn’t. Something that would happen that would test her. Continue reading Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-Five

Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-One

Ora hadn’t felt this stabilized since before that ship appeared on her homeworld and she would meet her father for the first time. In short, she hadn’t found peace since the day she realized her destiny was upon her. Now, with her father standing alongside her not as a mentor, but as truly just that, a father, she felt a sense of closure that she had never had the opportunity of enjoying. She only wished her mother could be here as well.

Together, they ran through the forest, following the invisible trail created by the Force to wherever the mystical power was trying to take them before eventually discovering a single obelisk that stood out like a sore thumb in the middle of the woods. Continue reading Episode X: The Reckoning: Chapter Forty-One