Civil Wars, Whistleblower Tactics, Schematic Drafting, And The Finer Points Of Sith Adoption: The Essential How-To Guide For The Engineering Jedi
How To Reinvent The Stormtrooper Armor To Make Your Surrogate Father Proud And Shut The Naysayers Up For Fun And Profit by Jackdaw_Kraai for loosingletters
27 Sep 2020
This is an AU of loosingletters' The Background Noise Of Defiance verse
Instead of Luke inadvertently revealing to his anonymous holonet friend that his last name is Skywalker, thus revealing himself as the son of said holonet friend (yes, Darth Vader has a Space Twitter), he keeps mum and instead takes on Vader's job offer, becoming the new Head Engineer aboard the Executor, alias, the Lady. While he's thrilled to be there, thriving on getting to improve the lackluster hardware that gets shunted onto the rank-and-file of the Empire and building up a rapport with the mysterious Sith Lord who is fast becoming the father figure he never had, not everyone aboard is as happy about the young engineer shaking up the previously well-cemented hierarchy of the Lady.
But ask Luke and Vader if they care. All Piett knows is that this is gonna be one hell of a headache and way above his paygrade. At least he gets to see his boss be put in his place by a teenage engineer and Lord Vader himself.
- Part 1 of Civil Wars, Whistleblower Tactics, Schematic Drafting, And The Finer Points Of Sith Adoption: The Essential How-To Guide For The Engineering Jedi
How To Give A Presentation To The Imperial Court While Accidentally Committing Light Treason By Making A Friend by Jackdaw_Kraai
06 Dec 2020
As it turns out, inventing new armor technology was the easy part. Getting it approved for actual production, Luke finds, is a lot more work and a lot more boring. Thankfully, he has his mentor, Darth Vader, to help him sort through the process and occasionally keep him company throughout all the boring meetings. Unfortunately, his industrious and ingenious nature catches the attention of many other people, some of which Luke really wishes he could've avoided the attention of.
After getting summoned to the Imperial Palace by the Emperor to present his latest invention to the Court and the Senate, Luke finds himself smackdab in the middle of a complicated web of Imperial politics, the threads of which he can't yet see.
There lurks more in these shadows than just threats however, and Luke may not be the wholly naïve and inexperienced prey some of the players in the Imperial Court were expecting. With enough charm and tenacity, he finds that here too, friendships can be found and pacts can be forged. And with the full might of Darth Vader at his back, perhaps the Imperial Court would've done better to leave well enough alone.
Too late now though. Ready or not, Imperial Center, Here Comes Luke Skywalker!
- Part 2 of Civil Wars, Whistleblower Tactics, Schematic Drafting, And The Finer Points Of Sith Adoption: The Essential How-To Guide For The Engineering Jedi
18 Apr 2021
We rejoin our favorite Engineer three days after our adventure on Imperial Center, caught up on the backlog of work and ready to continue his crusade to improve the tech aboard the Lady one piece at a time.
A dire accident puts a halt to that plan, and before the dust has even settled, Luke is rushed to medical under dire circumstances, Darth Vader is besides himself with worry, and Firmus Piett never asked for any of this. Unfortunately, the later two will have to make quick work of the investigation, as shadowy entities creep closer with dark designs, revealing that the accident may not have been that accidental.
Sabotage, treason, and mystery. A deadly cocktail that will have bodies hitting the floor as the search for the traitors tears through the Lady like a witchhunt. No one commits treason aboard the Lady and gets away with it, and with the young engineer injured, the crew finally shows their true colors.
All the while Luke has to recover from this tragedy, and learn to live without that which cannot be replaced. But Vader is there for him, and through all the pain and grief, something may yet grow from this as bonds grow stronger and deeper.
And in the background, something ancient stirs.
- Part 3 of Civil Wars, Whistleblower Tactics, Schematic Drafting, And The Finer Points Of Sith Adoption: The Essential How-To Guide For The Engineering Jedi
How To Win A Bar Fight And Practice Diplomacy While Negotiating A Bounty On Your Head by Jackdaw_Kraai
07 Nov 2021
Nine months after being hired, Luke Skywalker is gearing up for his first ever participation in the biggest event on Death Squadron's calendar: the Gathering.
A month-long maintenance stop for the whole fleet at the famous Kuat Drive Yards, marking the start of all manner of diplomacy, mass recruitment, military games, and endless activity. As the Head Engineer, his participation was a forgone conclusion, but with his new status as Darth Vader's Home things have only gotten more complicated. With more power at his fingertips than he even realizes, many eyes have turned to the young engineer with keen interest, anticipating the arrival of the mysterious new player on the galactic stage. None more so than a certain Zevulon Veers, who finally sees his chance for escape after months of waiting.
But amongst the colorful cast of characters waiting to be met lurk those with darker intentions yet, and between all the diplomatic and military machinations, the shadow of Luke's bounty looms larger than ever, drawing in unwanted attention.
Luke is more than he appears to be though, and standing firmly with one foot in a mysterious and fierce legacy, his enemies may find they have bitten off more than they can chew.
- Part 4 of Civil Wars, Whistleblower Tactics, Schematic Drafting, And The Finer Points Of Sith Adoption: The Essential How-To Guide For The Engineering Jedi
24 Oct 2021
At the altar of the Storm, a desperate Mother prays for the salvation of her Children, and receives more than ever bargained for. With the Storm Wraith now assigned to rescue the two Children from the clutches of a cruel slave Master filled with greed and malice, he employs all manner of trickery and mystics to get the job done and make his charges Free before Sunrise.
A Tatooinian myth told as an in-universe Storyteller would. This is the mythologized account of one of Luke's Flights, and how the general public of Tatooine views his exploits and passes them on from person to person. Read carefully, and you can probably catch a glimpse between the lines of how the Flight really occurred. Though keep in mind that on Tatooine, myth and magic are as much reality as they are fiction, and Skywalkers have always blurred the lines of both.
- Part 5 of Civil Wars, Whistleblower Tactics, Schematic Drafting, And The Finer Points Of Sith Adoption: The Essential How-To Guide For The Engineering Jedi
- Part 1 of The Storm Wraith, the Sage, and the Spirits: Myths from the Children of the Desert