(Duxn, several hours following the Mandalorian ambush on the jungle moon of Onderon)
(Boris jolted awake abruptly sitting up)
Boris- Argh, what has happened? I have not felt this bad since that incident on Kessel.
(As Boris attempted to stand up chains clanked around his wrists. He blinked several times as he came fully to his senses)
Boris- Chains? Last I remember, I was in the jungle...
(Boris returned to silence as a heavy metal door clattered open. Loud footsteps filled the room as a Mandalorian walked into the dim light)
Mandalorian- Ah, so our prisoner is awake. Good. I was beginning to fear the chief had killed you.
Boris- Jedi are a bit more difficult to kill than your average man.
Mandalorian- Is that so? Well, Im sure they bleed red, just like every other man does.
(Boris watched as the Mandalorian walked over to a metal table. He began taking out various instruments, each one more sinister looking than the next)
(The Mandalorian pondered over a rusty knife before whirling around and pressing the blade close to Bori's throat)
Mandalorian- Alright Jedi, enough talk. You may think being a Jedi makes you special, but it does not. I will break you and you will tell me exactly what I want to know. I have-
Voice- That is enough!
(The Mandalorian instantly backed away from Boris, snapping to attention at the sound of the man's voice)
Xeno- You are dismissed. I am sorry for that, Boris my friend. He is a bit... over zealous when it comes to interrogations.
Boris- Well, well if it is not Xeno Tadok. I was not expecting to see a warrior of your prowess on Duxn.
Xeno- The felling is mutual, Jedi. Though, I had never doubted that those clone warriors could kill one such as you.
Boris- You are too kind, except for the chains of course. Now, I must ask, what do you want from me?
(Xeno grinned as he walked around the table, light from the outside filtering through the derelict walls, as an idea came to Boris)
Xeno- Eager to get to the point are we? Heh. It is not for me to explain, but soon enough, it will become apparent what we want from you.
Boris- I see. Unfortunately, time is not what I have much of. I hate to be rude, what with your being so hospitable, but I really must be going.
(Xeno fixed Boris with a puzzled look as the Jedi Master leaped up from his chair, launching the Mandalorian through the ancient wall)
(Boris ran out of the dark room, as his eyes adjusted to the bright light an entire Mandalorian war camp opened up before him)
Boris- A mandalorian army? Impossible!
Mandalorian- What- The Jedi has escaped! Capture him!
(Dropping to a defensive position Boris swiftly launched the first Mandalorian away)
(Barely having time to recover, Boris quickly pivoted out of the gunman's blast and threw a large piece of the broken wall at him)
(Boris stepped back as a swordsman swung his blade down where he had stood just moments ago)
(Quickly ducking Boris lifted his handcuffs around the swordsman's blade snapping the chains off)
(Now free Boris launched the swordsman away with a powerful force blast)
Boris- Ah, that is better! Perhaps these Mandalorians are not the threat I had thought they were.
(Boris stopped as he felt the cool, smooth touch of a blaster pressed against his neck)
Voice- Holt it right there Jedi! Don't make a move!
Boris- Hmm, I recognize that voice. Just before I was rendered unconscious, you were the Mandalorian in the jungle.
Mandalorian Leader- How sweet of you to remember me. Now hands up!
Boris- If you say so.
(Boris brought his hand swinging up, intending to blast away the Mandalorian chief with a force blast, however the leader simply threw the blaster down and countered his attack)
(Boris stepped back as the leader's helmet flew off and a sharp blade swung out pressed agains his neck)
Boris- You can use the force?
Mandalorian Leader- Yeah, and you know what else I can do? I can kill you and all your friends if you try anything like this again! Got it? Guards!
(Xeno pushed himself up with a groan, coming to attention in front of Boris)
Xeno- Ah, I wonder if that was entirely necessary Boris. However, I am glad that you have not lost your fighting spirit nonetheless. And look at this! Zita, you have captured the great Master Boris Yakerno! You do my proud my child!
Boris- Wait! She is your child Xeno?
Xeno- Yes and no. She is actually the only daughter of my last client. Mr. Victor Terronzi, you remember, the revolutionary of Nar Shadda! Orphaned at his death-
(He paused for a moment and glanced at Zita who seemed unfazed by the words)
Xeno- I brought her here, raised her as my own. And well, in life you get old my friend, she took over the clan in good time. Succeeding me as the newest Mandalore, or at least the newest claimant to the title.
(Zita stepped away as antiquated, but lethal Mandalorian battledroids surround Boris)
Boris- I see, but I still wonder how do I fit into all this?
Zita- The fighting skills you just displayed on my men, That is why I need you. You and your companions possess a special skill set that I can use to achieve my goals.
Boris- Which would be?
Zita- I have accepted my father's death Jedi, I know he cannot be brought back, but what I want is revenge. I want justice for my father and the countless other people he has harmed. I want Minister Fitze dead.
(Zita whirled around, suppressing tears running down her cheeks)
Zita- And, in return, I will not only set you and your companions free, but I will also put my entire faction under the command of the new Rebel Alliance
Boris- Rebel Alliance? I have been away for a long time, what is this?
Xeno- A ragtag group of citizens working to fight the Empire and restore the Republic. Doomed idealists if you ask me. They are currently in a schism with the death of Commodore Revees with a General Burg leading a terrorist front and Senator Organa leading the main group.
Zita- We will follow and fight for you. This I promise, but only if you agree to help me. Bring in the others. You have much to discuss I am sure.
(Boris glanced over and smiled in relief as the Mandalorian soldiers marched his companions over. Xeno quietly leaned over and whispered into Boris's ear)
Xeno- Think this through carefully my friend. There is much at stake here.
Boris- It is good to see you all! I trust your experiences with Mandalorian hospitality were as wonderful as mine.
Kalin- Certainly, if you consider chains and threats to be hospitable.
Bartolo- In case you hadn't noticed we are prisoners here! This is not the time for small talk and jokes!
Boris- Indeed, but prisoners we may not be. I have just been offered and alliance with these Mandalorians, in return for our assistance in killing Minister of intelligence Fitze. As it concerns all of us, I must ask of your opinions.
Kalin- Seems like a no brainer for me Boris. Fitze betrayed us. Had us imprisoned and killed a lot of good agents. If they want to take him down, count me in.
Basil- Well this is certainly a departure from my original intent to save my son from the Empire and run. I will be honest, working with Mandalorians does not appeal to me considering what they did to Onderon in the days of the old Republic, but I will defer to your judgement on this Boris.
Meredith- The strategy is sound. Mandalorians are fierce warriors. They will be useful if we us them.
Bartolo- I agree with the director Boris, they could be very useful but... I sense the Dark Side in their leader, revenge is not the Jedi way and will only lead her further down that path.
Boris- I know Bartolo. I had thought the same, but faced with the alternative, it may be better to assist her, and perhaps we may yet be able to redeem her from this darkness.
(Bartolo simply nodded solemnly)
Boris- Then we are in agreement.
Boris- We have made our decision. We will support you.
Zita- Excellent. I had confidence you would do the wise - AHH!
(Suddenly Zita gripped her head, crying out in pain as Boris and Bartolo similarly fell back)
Xeno- Zita! What is happening?! Restrain them!
(The sensation stopped as suddenly as it came. Zita faced the Jedi, her eyes wide with horror and her face a ghostly white)
Zita- Wha- What was that?!
Boris- I... I do not know, it was like nothing I have ever experienced before.
Bartolo- I have. Once before when the Force gave me a vision of a great darkness. A horror greater than even Order 66...
(A flustered Mandalorian soldier quickly ran over to Zita)
Xeno- What is it?
Mandalorian- Sir, we just intercepted a holonet dispatch, the Empire has destroyed Alderaan...