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 Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 4:43 pm    Post subject: Home of Emperor Alexander Pratt
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IC: Emperor Alexander Pratt

Like most homes on the planet of Dantooine, Pratt's was of a utilitarian design. The walls were thick and the windows reinforced. Every door, although wooden by looks, was solid full of durasteel. Even the interior walls were solid.

The moderately-sized two-story house was surrounded by a 12 foot high painted ferrocrete fence, topped with razorwire. Behind the house, but before the wall, was a small garden, tended too by a hired gardener and his wife.

Also in the yard were the servant's quarters, quite nice by galactic standards.

Atop the flat roof of the home was a full-sized shuttle landing pad. The first floor housed the public ares: dining room, living room, staffed kitchen, great room, and bathroom.

The second floor consisted of the master bedroom and bathroom, two guest rooms, a private conference room/lounge, and an office. It was in this office that 22-year-old Alexander Pratt, in his mind the rightful heir to the late Emperor Palpatine, sat.

He sat in a swivel chair behind a smallish modular desk, his hands, and arms, resting palms down upon the desktop. Behind Mr. Pratt was the Imperial flag, flanked on either side by a white armored stormtrooper, each at attention with their E-11 blaster rifles.

Pratt's attire was standard military fair, yet incongruos. He wore the black uniform and cap of an enlisted person in the Imperial Army, but on the left breast was the famous plaque of six blue above six gold. Only the Emperor of the Galactic Empire could wear that plaque. At his belt was a standard-issue DH-17 blaster pistol. He wore no ribbons or extravagant chevrons. Only the black uniform, cap, blue-and-gold plaque, and blaster.

Several feet in front of Pratt's desk was a holocamera and recorder, manned by several techs. He had been told that once that camera started rolling, he would be live across the galaxy. The wonders of post-modern technology allowed one man, with help of course, to cut in across the cosmos on almost every holochannel out there. Emperor Palpatine had been quite fond of that and had kept that equipment around him. Of course, Palpatine being who he was, always enlarged his holoimages to provoke fear and intimidate others. That was never Pratt's style, even as the Emperor's Reach, the highest level of Palpatine's Secret Order of the Emperor. Mara Jade had been three ranks below him.

The holovid director motioned to Emperor Pratt, "You're on the air, sir."

Pratt now had his hands together in a universal sign of peace and tranquility...even friendship. His face, although very handsome, held a solemn tone to it. He had no notes in front of him and needed no telepromptor. He would speak from the heart or not at all.

"Good evening ladies and gentlemens, citizens of the Galactic Empire, the New Order. Our galaxy has seen great trial and tribulation in the past years and many today suffer for basic needs. The glory of Emperor Palpatine, perhaps the great man of his time, a man of peace, justice and honor, has faded from his great Empire, which he died in service to.

"He would not have wanted his death to be in vain. He fought and died for what he solemnly believed in, yet even now, a dark usurper defiles his great memory and his love for all beings. Emperor Palpatine did not die of a rebel plot or a tragic accident.

"No, ladies and gentlemen, he died because of treachery in our great organization. He died because one man made the willful decision, out of greed and madness for power, that his life was forfeit for another's schemes. Darth Vader, once a great man and an inspiring leader, committed the unforgivable and unfathomable crime of regicide, murder of one's leader solely to claim his just power for your own unjust wants. Even more despicable, it was Emperor Palpatine who brought Darth Vader to his position of authority, entrusting him with great responsibility and power. Darth Vader abused the Emperor's benign trust! HE MURDERED OUR GREAT LEADER! HE DENIED OUR POSTERITY PEACE AND LIBERTY! HE DENIED THEM GREATNESS AND LOVE IN THE NAME OF PERSONAL AGGRANDIZEMENT! Darth Vader is a traitor to every man, woman, and child of this great Empire.

"Ladies and gentlemen, I worked with our great Emperor. I served him loyally and faithfully. I knew him very closely and he was a just man, a great leader, and a true visionary. He cared for his citizens, regardless of their station. He agonized over the treachery of the rebellion and I believe he agonized for his murderer, Lord Darth Vader.

"I served in the Secret Order of Emperor Palpatine. I was the Reach of the Emperor, helping to enforce his noble cause and spread his glory to the oppressed systems that knew not of the Empire's strength, freedom and justice.

"I only hope that I, as the rightful and humbled heir to a great leader, can fill his impossible shoes. I hope that I can bring honor to the title of Emperor of the New Order. I know that I can never replace Emperor Palpatine, but I hope I can restore his glory, peace, justice and love to our embittered galaxy.

"Until we can talk further, discuss the unjust woes of our Empire, this is Alexander Pratt, your Emperor and your humble servant, signing off."

With those words, the holocamera that had been trained upon him was shut off and the director gave him a double thumbs up. Emperor Alexander Pratt was too busy rubbing the tears out of his eyes, lamenting his great leader, to respond.
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 Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:21 pm    Post subject:
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Jarock and his droid Whisper were the first out of the Night Sparrow. The rest of the LAMDA respresentatives were behind him nad they stepped off and requested permission to see the new Emperor via invitation.
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 Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:32 pm    Post subject:
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Emperor Alexander Pratt

Alexander Pratt, still wearing the black enlisted uniform (although with a new Emperor's plaque), was alerted the moment the Lambda representative's freighter had landed. Lambda was one of the largest corporations in the galaxy and Pratt wanted to make a good impression.

A pair of stormtroopers, carrying their E-11s at shoulder arms, followed their Emperor as he walked towards Jarock and his droid. Unsure how to greet the representative, Alexander bowed his head as a sign of respect and then spoke, "Thank you for arriving so quickly. I understand how busy your corporation must be."

He paused, "Your journey must have been tiring, is there anything we can do for you? Food, drink, an oil bath for your droid..."

Pratt hoped he wasn't making a fool out of himself. Diplomacy had never been his true forte.
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 Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:43 pm    Post subject:
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Jarock smiled then said, "That would be great. I could use a drink...Whisper, he's fine..."

The droid beeped angerily

"He'll live....well...You know what I mean" Jarock joked then returned to business

"I am glad that you are interested in the LAMDA Corp. We have worked with the Empire before. I'm sure we can find something that we will help both of our societies in the future"

Jarock said then took at Whisper, "Now that you mention it...Whisper could use some power...Do you have an outlet anywhere soon?"

The droid began to roll more slowly. How embarresing

"Despite this little droid, all LAMDA's products are set to their designers needs. We can create bases, restructure hull plating to our durasteal, add luxurious items. " Jarock said as they walked, Whisper slowly keeping up.

"Any questions that I may answer, Emperor" Jarock said bowing slightly
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 Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:57 pm    Post subject:
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Emperor Alexander Pratt

"We can meet in the conference room. There are outlets for Whisper there. This is my first official visit with foreigners since becoming Emperor, so forgive me if I seem a tad out of my zone of comfort."

Pratt looked at Whisper, seeing the droid was having trouble keeping up; he looked at one of the stormtroopers, "Have a hoversled brought out for the droid."

Stormtrooper: "As you wish."

Seconds later, a padded hoversled was drawn out and Pratt's two stormtroopers gently lifted Whisper on to the sled and strapped him in and pushed hoversled towards the estate.

"Well, getting down to business, I am sorry to tell you that our navy is currently handling all ship production and they require little assistance there. Now, what we do need is an improved army."

Emperor Pratt led Jarock into the smallish conference room in the estate. Already, a small menu of drinks offered had been laid down in front of the throne-like chair at the head of the table. Pratt motioned for the Lambda representative to sit at the head while Pratt took the smaller chair to his right.

His stormtroopers hooked Whisper up to the outlet.

Pratt waited for the representative to speak.
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 Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 12:07 am    Post subject:
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Whisper spun happily, obviously receiving the energy he needed. Jarock smiled then turned his attention back to the Emperor.

"Actually Emperor, I can help you...With your army, however, I need assurances. As you know, some Stormtroopers are clones, remnments from the clone wars...Or at least that is what inspired them. I have a location of a second cloning facility. Kamino has been taken...by the Rebels.

If we work together, 50/50, we split the clones we can provide you with the forces for your army/navy. The location of this facility is highly classfied by my superiors, so I do not where it is. But I do know that it does exist. Together we can provide forces for both of our factions. But we must work together, neither higher ranking than the other..."

Jarock finished then watched Whisper for a second. He was apparently sleeping. Jarock rolled his eyes then returned his gaze to the Emperor.
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 Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 12:19 am    Post subject:
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Pratt nodded, "A very interesting proposal, but there is a problem. How do I know that you won't just take our money and disappear? It is not that I don't trust you, but I am not a fool. I hope you understand."

The idea of a hidden clone facility was fantastic, almost unrealistic, but if it was a scam, what was Lambda's motivation? Eventually, they'd have to deliver some goods or face criminal and civil charges. No corporation since the days of the Trade Federation wanted to get mixed up in that. Then again, Lambda was very powerful, a modern Trade Federation if nothing else.

"Although your offer is very tempting, I'll need to speak to my people about that. You ask a lot from us and we are currently pressed for funds and resources due to galactic troubles. Maintaining an Empire isn't cheap."
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 Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 12:45 am    Post subject:
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Jarock smiled and responded quickly, "We would not be able to take your money and disappear...We would allow you to send representatives and specialists to moniter your production of the clones. I was sceptical that this place didnt exist either, but I saw it from a data padd.

We arent tryng to scam anyone nor cheat the mighty Galactic Empire. How would that help future business? As for costs...This could help solve your galactic affairs. Running an empire isnt cheap but without forces, it would become even harder without the proper troops"

Jacock paused then said, "We need an answer in 2 days...otehrwise we go to the Rebels"
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 Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 2:42 pm    Post subject:
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"I am sorry to press you for time, almight Emperor Pratt, but LAMDA must begin setting up for our operations. These clones will be able to help us protect our business from rival business or factions that wish to terminate us."
Jarock said

Whisper beeped a few times out of nowhere, hinting he was asleep...

"This could very well turn the tide of the war..." Jarock finished
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 Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 9:44 pm    Post subject:
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IC: Emperor Alexander Pratt

Emperor Pratt sighed, rubbing his forehead in displeasure. Lambda had forced his hand; he could never allow the Rebellion access to a clone army. It would be the Clone Wars all over again.

"The Galactic Empire has no choice but to agree to work with Lambda Corporation, but allow me to point out, we will not soon forget the tactics you used to gain our support. It is only because we fear a newfound Rebel threat that we are willing to wager our resources on a very questionable scheme. Furthermore, you had better not be trying to scam us, is that clear?"

Pratt waited, glaring at Jarock, hoping the Lambda representative understood his distaste for this high-pressue, almost blackmail, sales pitch.
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 Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 11:11 pm    Post subject:
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The shuttle craft landed and the gangplank lowered, Fords personal guard being the first to exit. Ford was the last one out of the ship and the group of 4 officers proceeded to the front gates of the complex. Leaving the starfigher pilots to guard the shuttlecraft. Ford approached a stormtrooper by the gate leading into the complex.

"Halt!" The stormtrooper yelled.

"I am President Michael Ford of the Lambda Corparation. I wish to speak to the Emperor." Ford said, his guards watching the stormtrooper closely.
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 Post Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 7:01 pm    Post subject:
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Jarock's communicater beeped and he stood up to answer it. It apparently was the President of LAMDA himself, entering the atmosphere of Dantooine. Jarock smiled then decided to make one response before he left, "It has been a pleasure to speak with you Emperor. I know how you think of LAMDA at this time, but perhaps this can be all cleared up with our/my President." Jarock waited for a second for Whisper to wake up then disconnect from the power source, "That is correct he is on his way. I have been ordered to stand down negoatations. I hope I haven't said something to offend you...or your mighty empire."

Jarock bowed, putting his knee to the ground then made his way out of the Imperial palace...He was ordered to go to Dagobah and conduct some research.

Jarock is now aboard the Night Sparrow
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 Post Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 7:29 pm    Post subject:
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IC: Emperor Alexander Pratt

Pratt nodded as Jarock bowed, still a little embarrassed that everyone felt the need to bow to the Emperor. He smiled at Jarock, "As long as your corporation, you have not offended me..."

He paused, "I look forward to meeting your President, Mr. Kims, and have a pleasant trip."

The Emperor stood ramrod still, hands clasped together, as Jarock exited the conference room with Whisper.

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After Kims had left the room, Emperor Pratt straightened his uniform out and quickly walked out, through his smallish estate, and towards the gate where the President of LAMDA Corporation was waiting.

Personally, and without any assistance, Pratt pushes the gate open, and bows politely to President Ford, "Mr. President, it is an honor to meet you at long last. I have heard much about you..."
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 Post Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 8:40 pm    Post subject:
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IC: Emperor Alexander Pratt

As the good Emperor waited for President Ford to speak, a tan uniformed Imperial trooper (most likely a private or lance corporal) rushed through the gates, almost knocking Pratt over.

"Excuse me, sir, urgent message from the Imperial Prison Barge Justice. Your presence is required by Mara Jade immediately."

Alexander's demeanor changed quickly to that of nervousness, what did she want? She was not known for her kindness or wonder, even though she was drop dead beautiful, emphasis on the drop dead.

He looked at President Ford, sighin dejectedly, "Mr. President, I am most apologetic, but an emergency has come up. I had a pleasant conversation with your representative and I truly hope that our two organizations can live and work in peace and unity. Again, I am very sorry..."

He looked at his stormtroopers and then at the unarmored soldier, "We can't keep her waiting, can we?"

With that, Pratt, escorted by the messenger, ran back towards the estate and full speed.

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Extremely quickly, Emperor Pratt had changed into a black flight suit, albeit adorned with the Emperor's insignia. He rushed to the roof of the estate, where is personal fighter, an outdated Z-95 Headhunter waited, engines idled and operating.

Saluting his attendants, the new Emperor climbed into the cockpit and lowered it, his hands shaking at the prospect of meeting Mara. Then, rather gracefully, the Z-95 lifted off and headed towards space and his rendezvous.
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 Post Posted: Mon May 30, 2005 1:19 am    Post subject:
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Michael watched the man now in charge of the Empire run back to his estate, the gates closing behind him. Ford looked at his other officers.

"That went well" Ford said

"Mr President, I suggest we get back to the ship." Fords XO said.

"Alright Commander, lets go" Ford said turning around and walking back to the shuttle craft. They all entered it and the craft took off and headed up into the atmosphere, heading towards the Presidental Starcade.

The shuttlecraft landed in the large hangerbay and the gangplank lowered, ford being the first to step off it.
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