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[SWEU] - Cat. A - The Truce At Bakura

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I'm glad that MKJoshA added this to the book list. :classic: I chose what I thought was the most iconic scene from the book and incorporated as many details as I could from the pages such as the glass floor, the foliage on the walls, the two guards outside, the yellow jar of fruits, the Ice Mountain in the center of the table, and even the clothes that the people are wearing.

*Spoiler Alert* If you haven't read the book, just look at the pictures from here, and the last couple lines that are not in italics. If you want a small synopsis the events leading up to this build, read below:

The Truce at Bakura

By: Kathy Tyers

No sooner has Darth Vader's funeral pyre burned to ashes on Endor than the Alliance intercepts a call for help from a far-flung Imperial outpost. Bakura is on the edge of known space and the first to meet the Ssi-ruuk, cold-blooded reptilian invaders who, once allied with the now dead Emperor, are approaching Imperial space with only one goal: total domination. Princess Leia sees the mission as an opportunity to achieve a diplomatic victory for the Alliance. But it assumes even greater importance when a vision of Obi-Wan Kenobi appears to Luke Skywalker with the message that he must go to Bakura—or risk losing everything the Rebels have fought so desperately to achieve.

Even as the Alliance arrives, the aliens have almost overcome the Bakura Imperial garrison, whose desperate commander will accept help from any quarter—even Rebel—against an insidious foe that enslaves Human minds to pilot their invincible machines of war and destruction.

While marshalling the tattered Imperial forces, Luke, Han Solo, and Princess Leia must win the trust and cooperation of the Bakurans. For although Imperial Governor Nereus has granted the Rebels temporary amnesty there is the possibility of treachery among those whose first allegiance lies with the Empire.

On the eve of the final explosive onslaught, Rebel and Imperial forces must finally come to terms with each other…or lose the entire galaxy to the hideous servitude promised by a victorious alien enemy.

Capturing the sweep and excitement of the original Star Wars saga, The Truce at Bakura plants a seed of hope for peace, sees the formation of a timeless love, and stands witness to a Jedi's undying sacrifice to defend Humanity against an alien nemesis.

My Version:

(Imagine the Star Wars Main Theme Here)

The second Death Star has been destroyed, along with the Emperor and Lord Vader. The Rebel's are enjoying their victory, when suddenly, a message from Bakura which was meant for the Imperials was intercepted by the Rebels. The message describes the terror of the attacks from the Ssi-Ruuvi, alien invaders who the recently deceased Emperor invited from outside the galaxy, the Ssi-Ruuvi are using their prisoners mind to power their Droid Starfighters which have more maneuverability over Imperial TIE Fighters, and larger warships. While most of the Rebellion decides to stay at Endor to regroup and to continue their goal, but because Princess Leia sees this as an opportunity to either get an important planet under Rebellin control, as Bakura's factories produce some of the fines repulsorcrafts in the galaxy or to at least work with the Imperials to show that the Rebel's are not that bad, due to the fact that Bakura only joined the empire a couple years ago. Leia decides to go with a Rebel task force aboard Flurry, a rebel flagship, despite many discouraging her from going. Once they arrive in the Bakuran system, the Rebels aboard Flurry realize the true might of the Ssi-Ruuvi. Once they landed on Bakura, they were treated as guests. Despite the Bakurans despising aliens such as Chewbacca and any Mon Cala that came with them. After a couple days of learning about Bakura, the Rebels are invited to a dinner at the Captison's house, a powerful family who lives inside the city's founder's house. This scene happens a little after an Imperial Officer delivers the news that the Emperor is really dead, and the Imperial Fleet is still regrouping after the Death Star II’s destruction to Governor Nereus during a dinner. Wilek Nereus decides to hold a temporary truce with the republic to fight off the Ssi-Ruuvi. The situation for Bakura looked hopeless until the Rebellion arrived.

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Main Picture

"They caught up with Leia at the entrance to a dining hall surrounded by interior trees with dangling, drifting branches. More vine-covered white stone walls enclosed the trees, and at their center he spotted a table that was roughly triangular, with its corners blunted for extra seating.

Then he looked down. Blue-green water rippled beneath the room's transparent flooring. Underwater lights cast a small moving shadows of fish and an occasional long, snakelike creature.

Finally, amid the table stood a miniature mountain range delicately carved from some translucent mineral and lit from inside like one of the rain pillars. Tiny blue rivers trickled down its sides."

...

"Trees along the vine-covered walls raised their branches like arms."

...

"Human servants scurried away from the table-he had yet to see a droid anywhere-probably having to rearrange seating to accommodate Chewbacca. Captison escorted Leia to a spot next to himself along one side, Madam Captison took the other chair on that end. An elderly man, wearing a voice box on his chest-Senator Belden, Luke realized-already sat next to her on that corner. "Just beyond him, dear," she told Chewbacca.

Luke grinned despite his distraction. Dear wasn't a term he'd have applied to a Wookie."

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The Dining Room

"Flanked by a pair of troopers in black uniform, Governor Nereus strode to the third corner of the table and sat down."

...

"The liquid clung to the glass like syrup.

"Go ahead." She raised an eyebrow. "It's not toxic Our finest local product. You're insulting Bakura if you refuse." She poured herself an equal portion and drank it down.

He sipped. Liquid turned to fire and burned his mouth and throat. Then he caught its flavor, like intoxicating jungle flowers mingled with the sweetest fruit he'd ever tasted.

Her eyes sparkled. Obviously, she hadn't missed a nuance of his reaction. "What is it?" he whispered. He cooled his mouth with a sip of water.

"Namana nectar. One of our chief exports."

"I can understand why."

"More?" She reached for the carafe again.

"Thanks." He grinned. "But no. That's a little strong for my taste."

Gaeriel laughed and filled his goblet anyways. "There's likely to be a toast soon."

....

She passed him a transparent dish of yellow-orange candies.

"Maybe you'd prefer tasting namana fruit this way."

"Habit forming?"..."All the best fruits in the galaxy are habit forming. Be careful."....He decided to leave the candies alone-...

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The Truce being agreed upon.

"That [a message from an officer] was a personal communique from Admiral Prittick of the Fleet. You might as well hear it." His strident voice took on a knife edge. "His message confirms the Rebels' claims. The second Death Star has been destroyed, and Emperor Palpatine is presumed dead...as is Lord Vader. The Fleet is regrouping near Annaj."

...

..Governor Nereus shook his head. "Princess Leia," he said, standing up at his place, "if your troops are willing to cooperate with mine, under truce, we need your help."

Leia's shoulders straightened. "An official truce, Your Excellency?"

"As official as I can make it"

That sounded evasive to Luke, but evidently it satisfied Leia. She stood and extended her hand. The massive bracelet shimmered on her wrist; it seemed to add the weight of many star systems to her handclasp. This was a long strectch for both sides, literally and figurativleyy. For the first time-ever-Rebels and Imperials would fight a common enemy together.

Nereus engulfed her small hand in his gloved, meaty one. Then he lifted his goblet. "To strange alliances."

Everyone follows...etc...needs cooperation....ect...

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The Dining Room 2

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Side View

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The Imperial Officer who delivered the bad news.

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Left to Right: Imperial Officer, Guard 1, Guard 2, Beltar Server

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Left to Right: Senator Belden, Gaeriel Captison, Tiree Captison, Uncle Yeorg Captison, Wilek Nereus, Leia Organa, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca

More Pictures inside the spoiler! (Because I take too many…

:laugh:)

No Fig Pictures:

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Dining Room Pics:

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Exterior Pics:

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Hope you liked it! It was fun to build. Even with the new camera, some of the pictures turned out a bit fuzzy, I think it was my lighting… If you've read the book, how accurate do you think it is? Anyways, C and C is always welcome!

~Beltar

Edit: Added/fixed a sentence

Edit 2: Added my 'evidence' + What one would read at the beginning of a Star Wars movie + summaries

More official summaries:

Official Version 2:

Mere hours after the Battle of Endor, Akbar's valiant fleet lies all but shattered. The jubilant celebrations after the desctuction of the Emperor's second Death Star quickly fade into a desperate trace to prepare for the inevidable Imperial retaliatory strike. Suddenly, a frantic distress call comes from the Outer Rim, warning of an invasion by a horrific alien species...

...a cry for help from an Imperial governor.

The Rebels send a task force to the Imperial-held, planet Bakura -- not to attack the Empire's forces, but to help them defeat a common foe.

There, in a remote region of space, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo Face the Ssi-Ruuvi: a saurian species bent on conquest and the enslavement of all humans. Can the fragile truce with the Imperial Bakuran government hold? Can even the might of a Jedi Knight and a Rebel Alliance strike force drive off the Ssi-Ruuk?

As the final Ssi-ruvvi onslaught draws near, Rebels and imperials must resolve their differences to repel a lethal and ruthless enemy...

Official Version 3:

No sooner has Darth Vader's funeral pyre burned to ashes on Endor than the Alliance faces a new challenge at the far-flung Imperial outpost of Bakura. The Ssi-Ruuk, a race of cold-blooded reptilian invaders, plan to enslave human minds to pilot their invincible machines of war and destruction. With the hope of turning Bakura's loyalties toward the fledgling New Republic with defensive aid, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia race to the besieged planet. Yet as the eve of the final onslaught rapidly approaches, Rebel and Imperial forces still must come to terms with each other. And there is already evidence of a traitor hidden in their midst…

Edited by Commander Beltar

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Oh man, I'm drooling right now :drool: Great work!

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Fantastic work, even if you did get there before me! :angry::classic:

Though I think you'll find the author is Kathy Tyers Nothing to see here... :innocent:

Edited by Lord Tyrus

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Great work!

Thanks!

Oh man, I'm drooling right now :drool: Great work!

Glad you like it!

Fantastic work, even if you did get there before me! :angry::classic:

Though I think you'll find the author is Kathy Tyers :wink:

Thanks! :tongue: I still would have liked to see what your's looked like in WIP stage if you started... Shhhh.... I don't know where that L came from...Fixed...shhh... :look:

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Thanks! :tongue: I still would have liked to see what your's looked like in WIP stage if you started... Shhhh.... I don't know where that L came from...Fixed...shhh... :look:

I don't have anything to show for it, I started building a bit of the house, then destroyed it, because I wasn't satisfied with it, then saw yours and I'm now drafting ideas for another build.

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...'I think that most of the EU stuff needs to get on the front page of this sub-forum!'...

I don't have anything to show for it, I started building a bit of the house, then destroyed it, because I wasn't satisfied with it, then saw yours and I'm now drafting ideas for another build.

Well, thanks again, and at least it wasn't finished completely :tongue: otherwise that would really be no fun.

~Beltar

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Nice entry, I especially like the architectural details! Interesting to see a moc where rebels(new republic) and imperials are at truce and not fighting.

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