Star Wars #3
February 1999
"Prelude to Rebellion" part 3, 22ppg, $2.50

Writer: Jan Strnad
Penciller: Anthony Winn
Inker: Robert Jones
Letterer: Michael Taylor
Colorist: Dave Nestelle
Color Separation: Guy Major
Cover Artist: Ken Kelly
Publisher: Mike Richardson
Book Design: Kristen Burda
Editor: Peet Janes
Assistant Editor: Mike Hansen


DROID
Merc Droid (destroyed)

LOCATION
Cerea

ORGANIZATION
Citadel Security

SPECIES
Cerean

TECHNOLOGY
bacta tank

VEHICLE
Swoop bike

SYNOPSIS
Racing their swoops thru the streets of the outsider Citadel, Skeel and Kordren drop Twin off and race down an alley. They both lose control of their bikes. Kordren jumps free but Skeel crashes into the end of the alley in a fiery ball. Twin returns to the hideout and informs everyone of the accident. Maj comforts her and Sylvn thinks to herself that this is the only way Maj would ever be able to be with Twin. Ephant Mon believes that the law is coming for them and recommends that they clear out.

The council elder, Nar-Somo-Dali discusses the high price in lives of this investigation with Ki. Ki implores the elder to return his lightsaber, but is refused. He is concerned of the perception that this would make on the public Ki makes note that it might be time to stop doing what people want and start doing what they need.

Ki rides to an outsider security facility to question a local Gran about Ephant Mon's whereabouts. Using the force to nudge the Gran, Ki gets the information he was looking for. But it was too late. Mon and his associates have already left their hideout. Ki reminisces about a training lesson he had with Yoda regarding 'blind spots'. In the midst of his sparring with remotes he fails to see Yoda as his blind spot. Noticing a drawing on the wall of Mon's hideout, Ki recollects the same image as drawn by an angry Sylvn when she was six years old. He realizes that his daughter has been more troubled than he had recognized. Another blind spot!

Suddenly a merc droid appears out of nowhere and attacks Ki. He reaches for his nonexistent lightsaber and has to dodge laser blasts the hard way. Attempting to escape, Ki runs into another Cerean, Ki shuffles both of them down a hatchway into the sewers. Ki is blasted by a laser bolt as they evade the merc droid and its armaments. The Cerean explains that he was sent by Nar-Somo-Dali to deliver Ki's lightsaber. He passes on the message that the elder is starting to do what is needed from now on. Ki ignites the saber and cuts the droid in two, and then proceeds to pass out from his wounds.

Silais and Nar-Somo-Dali observe Ki floating in a bacta tank. Silais comments that he is pleased to see Ki making use of technology. The elder explains that he had no choice in the matter. He wants to make sure that Ki heals quickly so he can pursue Mon's gang, as they have now fled Cerea on a starfreighter. The elders are putting their full effort behind Ki and his Jedi Council approved mission. Silais chastises Nar and the council in these efforts, but Nar echoes Ki's words, that this is the right thing to do.


Related Issues
Star Wars #1 Prelude to Rebellion #0 Star Wars #2 Star Wars #4 Star Wars #5 Star Wars #6


Trade Paperbacks and Alternate Covers
Star Wars Omnibus: Rise of the Sith Prelude to Rebellion Trade Paperback
Another Universe - Prelude to Rebellion 3 Foil Cover



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