The moon of Yavin IV, currently an active warzone. Republic forces under the overall command of Marcus Savron have been engaged with Imperial Troops for over a week now. Jedi Knight Yull Iso leads her troops and fellow Jedi in a dangerous charge ordered by Master Savron.
Yull Iso: "Master Savron, come in!"
Marcus Savron: "What is it, Iso?"
Yull Iso: "Master, there are too many Stormtroopers. We cannot win this battle! I must order a retreat!"
Marcus Savron: "You will do no such thing, Iso! I gave you an order and expect you to complete it at all costs. Savron out."
Yull turned hopelessly to her two fellow Jedi.
Faran Garl: "Well, you heard Master Savron! Lets go!"
Yull Iso: "Faran, wait!"
The two Jedi watched as the Jedi Knight flipped over the broken tree stump and charged the Imperials.
Devan Karr: "We have to help!"
Faran landed before the troopers and swiftly cut one down whilst deflecting a shot back at another.
Imperial Captain: "Jedi! Blast him!"
Yull and Devan burst forth from their cover and charged the Stormtroopers. Suddenly Faran let out a gasp of surprise as a blaster bolt struck him in the chest.
Yull Iso: "Faran!"
Two more bolts struk the Jedi Knight. Faran Garl staggered backwards and collapsed, his broken body dropping limply to the floor.
Devan turned to Iso.
Devan Karr: "Master Iso, what do we do?"
Iso bit her lip as she watched several more Republic troopers get cut down by the Stormtroopers.
Yull Iso: "Fall back! Everyone, retreat!"
Marcus Savron's quarters, roughly three hours later.
Marcus Savron: "Ah! Master Iso, Master Karr, Captain Deech. Come in, all of you."
The commanders shuffled into the room and stood awkwardly before Marcus' desk.
Marcus Savron: "Now, three hours ago you decided to retreat from battle, losing vital ground that we have paid for with many lives to gain."
Yull Iso: "Master Savron, if I may?"
Marcus Savron: "You may not!"
Marcus walked slowly around his desk and approached the captain, placing a gentle hand on the man's shoulder.
Marcus Savron: "Now, Captain Deech. How would you have assessed the situation?"
Captain Deech: "It was hopeless, Sir. I believe General Iso made the correct choice."
Marcus Savron: "But you take orders from me, do you not?"
Captain Deech: "Yes, Sir. But at the time I felt it best to defer to Master Iso's decision."
Marcus Savron: "I see."
Captain Deech shifted uncomfortably as Marcus tightened his grip on the man's arm.
Yull Iso: "Master Savron, I really must say..."
Marcus Savron: "Silence! You disobeyed a direct command, all three of you! I trusted you to carry out my orders and you have failed me! It is disgraceful and I will not tolerate such treachery!"
Marcus' lightsaber flew from his belt and activated itself. The Jedi Master took hold of the blade and swiftly decapitated the captain.
Yull Iso: "Master Savron!"
Devan Karr: "Murderer!"
Marcus Savron: "This is the fate that await any who betray the Republic! We are at war! We cannot afford to disobey our orders!"
Devan Karr: "I will not allow you to do this!"
Devan's lightsaber came to his hand and he charged Marcus.
Marcus Savron: "You think this wise boy? Crossing blades with a Jedi Master?"
Devan grunted as Marcus batted his attack away easily.
Devan Karr: "I will stop you, Master!"
Yull Iso: "Devan! Stop it!"
Marcus Savron: "Too late!"
Marcus ducked under Devan's wild swing and drove his lightsaber across the younger man's chest. Devan let out a gasp and fell lifelessly to the floor.
Yull Iso: "No!"
Marcus stepped forwards and reached out with the Force, pushing Yull to the floor.
Marcus Savron: "Well, Iso. Here I have you. You know, I never did think that you were worthy of the title of Master. I shall take it from you now, along with your head!"
Marcus grunted in surprise as a powerful Force push struck him in the side and sent him flying accross the room.
Yull Iso: "Master Relm!"
Marcus Savron: "Yurren!"
Yurren Relm: "Put your blade down, Marcus. I know what happened, I know that you butchered those Padawans! Please, let me help you before the Dark Side claims you!"
Marcus Savron: "The Dark Side? Ha! You don't know me at all, Relm!"
Marcus swung wildly at Yurren, th attack catching the Grand Master off guard and causing hm to block awkwardly.
Yurren Relm: "Do not dellude yourself, Marcus! The Dark Side takes a stronger hold on you every minute!"
Marcus Savron: "I would never serve the Sith!"
Yurren Relm: "You don't have to be Sith to serve the darkness."
Marcus backed away.
Marcus Savron: "And you don't have to be a Jedi to serve the light!"
Marcus Savron: "This is not the Republic I wish to serve! I will form my own army! I will destroy the Sith and I will destroy the stupidity of your Order! Farewell, Yurren Relm!"
With a wicked smile, Marcus turned and charged through the window, shattering the glass as he dove into the jungles of Yavin.
Marcus landed nimbly amongst the plants and began to ran, his lightsaber blazing beside him.
Marcus Savron: "A new age has begun..."
Yurren pulled Iso to her feet and sighed sadly.
Yull Iso: "Master, what does this mean?"
Yurren sighed as he walked away sadly.
Yurren Relm: "It means that we are now fighting a war on two fronts."