A Republic at War 12: Insurrection . . (Nar Shadda, 24 hours following the events of Chapter 11)
(Nar Shadda was burning. The revolutionary forces of crime lord Victor Terronzi staging an insurrection against the pro-Republic Hutt overlords.)
(Victor Terronzi watched the carnage below as his revolution unfolded across the moon)
Victor- Soon, Xeno, we will have delivered a crushing blow to the Hutts. Once Nar Shadda has fallen, we will evict them from Nal Hutta itself!
(Former Intelligence Director Fitze grimaced as the Victor conversed with the Mandalorian)
Fitze- The fools. If only they knew...
(His holopad beeped and sprang to life. The ominous figure of Lord Sidious himself appearing)
Fitze- My lord! I- I was not anticipating your- Everything is going as-
Sidious- Silence my servant, you have done well. Now kill the crime lord, he as served his purpose.
Fitze- But my lord, without him the revolt may very well-
Sidious- Your predecessor made the mistake of questioning my orders. Do not make the same mistake.
(With that, the holopad deactivated. Fitze nodded to Drev Av'tem in the corner who slowly produced a knife from his pocket)
(Meanwhile, on a building opposite Victor's compound, a hooded figure aimed a rocket launcher)
(The rocket dropped down activating as it flew towards its target)
(It exploded on an antenna next to the compound, sending the Hutt forces scattering)
(Even as the figure launched another rocket, he was already leaping for the downed antenna)
(The rocked zeroed in on the doorway to Victor's compound)
Convict- Oh no-
(The figure quickly slid down the antenna, blasting a droid as the rocket exploded on the compound door)
Victor- What in the galaxy is going on out there!
(As Drev raised his blade, Xeno Tadok saw a glimmer of the explosion off the knife)
Xeno- Meet your doom traitor!
(Before he could bring his blade to bare on Victor, Xeno blasted Drev, killing him)
Victor- What the- What is going on here!
Fitze- Blast it! If you want something done right you have to do it yourself!
(Fitze fired his pistol, the blast hitting Victor square in the chest, as the hooded figure shot through the window sending shattered glass throughout the room)
(Fitze quickly ran out of the room, the hooded figure following close behind him, as Xeno knelt down beside Victor)
Xeno- It is over then.
(Xeno activated his holopad)
Xeno- This is Xeno Tadok to all remaining Mandalorian forces, the revolution is over, Fitze has betrayed us, find him and kill him.
(Meanwhile, the Republic expeditionary force under Gulio Marcus and Karlo Yond'Ull ran through the ruined streets of Nar Shadda)
Karlo- Master where are we going? I haven't seen any droid forces around here.
Gulio- We are to meet up with a Republic agent not far from here. We don't have the necessary forces to take on Victor's entire army so we are concentrating on capturing him-
(Gulio stopped suddenly)
Karlo- I feel it too master.
Gulio- Come on troops, let's find that agent. I feel something has changed here.