Reign of the Empire 08: Sending a Message . . (Generis, Imperial Holonet Perimeter Outpost, one week after the Rebellion raid on the information store at Polis Massa)
Imperial Worker- Blast it! If this thing always broke just before the news transmission...
(A shot rang out and the Scout Trooper collapsed onto several supply crates)
Imperial Worker- What the- Sniper-!
(Another shot fired, hitting the worker square in the chest)
Stormtrooper- Alright show yourself- grenade!
(A muffled explosion was heard as the grenade went off in the Imperial pillbox)
(The Rebel Elites quickly came out from cover, opening the gate as Gulio Marcus and General Burg approached)
Gulio- I must say General, your troops are proving to be more than a match for the Empire's soldiers.
Burg- That is what they are trained to do Jedi. Now we have a job to do. Take my soldiers and secure the Holonet Relay Station. I'll bring Commodore Revees when it's safe.
(The Rebellion soldiers took the Imperial guards completely off guard, easily fighting off the defenders)
Gulio- Come on troops! Victory here means a beginning to the end of the Empire! Let's go!
(The familier blue blast of a Republic carbine greeted Gulio as Bill ran up next to him)
Bill- Just like old times eh, compadre?
Gulio- Only this time we're not scrapping Battle Droids for the Republic.
Bill- Ah, the good ol' days. What say we take out these boys before they hurt themselves?
Gulio- Whenever you're ready Bill.
(Gulio leaped onto the mountain side, tossing a scout trooper off the cliff as Bill blasted the final Stormtrooper)
(Bill saluted as Maxwell and Burg escorted Commodore Revees)
Revees- Well, I can see we've been busy...
Bill- We aren't ready for you to be killed by some Imperial just yet sir.
Maxwell- Better wait for this Rebellion to get started before we start dying for our cause anyway.
Burg- Sir, I cannot be silent any longer! This is our only chance to stop this madness! If we begin now there is not hope of going back. We will either win or be killed.
Revees- General, while I appreciate your intentions I have already made my choice. The galaxy needs us, and I will not stand by while tyranny is left unchecked.
Burg- Then I leave you to your fate...sir.
Revees- That is all I ask.
Maxwell- Sir, the facility is breached. It is time.
(Bill rushed into the Relay control, blasting the Imperial guard droid)
Bill- Area secure. We will begin transmitting to the entire Holonet momentarily. Are you ready sir?
Revees- Yes. It is time the galaxy learned of the Empire's evil. Begin transmitting on my mark.
(As Revees opened the broadcasting door, he quickly blasted the Imperial broadcaster droid, turning to Bill with a snicker)
Revees- Also you forgot the broadcaster droid. I dear say no one ever looks over those intelligence reports I make up!
(Revees sighed as he took in the full magnitude of what he was about to do)
Revees- Just give me a moment. It seems like just yesterday we celebrated the end of the Clone Wars and here I am beginning another.
(Revees shakes his head and slowly exhales)
Revees- Alright, begin transmitting. Time to give the galaxy a wakeup call.
(Coruscant, Imperial Intelligence, Operation Intelligence's Office)
Vugal- ...and it seems the search for the missing former director and other Shadowland inmates has stalled as well.
Fitze- This is unacceptable Major! Insurgents are becoming increasingly brazen and open. First Moff Kane's capture, now a database attack on Polis Massa. If the Emperor-
Imperial Technician- Sir, we are receiving an unidentified signal broadcasting over the entire Holonet. It does not appear to be Imperial registered.
Vugal- Patch it through, now!
(Viewscreens across the galaxy flashed to life as an image of Commodore Revees took over the Imperial communications network)
Revees- Greetings people of the galaxy. I'm sorry our broadcasting droid seems to have some "technical issues". I am Commodore Revees.
Revees- I like many of you remember vividly the Clone Wars which I served in. I had the upmost hope in the Republic, in the ideals for which it stood and I was and am willing to die for them. Yet when I see what our Republic has become, what the Empire is, I knew I could not go on serving it as I had.
Revees- What you see on your screens, and is being uploaded into the Holonet as we speak, is a systematic documentation of every illicit and vile thing that the Empire has done, including a special conversation we recorded concerning a Moff Kane, and eyewitness accounts of the purge of Imperial Intelligence...
Fitze- Impossible! Shut this down! Stop this transmission!
Revees- This is just a sample of the extortions, purges and massacres, blackmail, and propaganda that the Empire has been perpetrating for years across the entire galaxy, a far cry from the benevolent Empire that it has portrayed itself to be.
Imperial Technician- Sir, I can’t shut it down, the encryption-
Fitze- Blast it all! Triangulate the source of the message and bomb out the station!
Revees- However, I do not simply bring a message of despair but one of hope. Together we can throw off the shackls of tyrrany placed upon us by the Empire, together we can create an Alliance to Restore the Republic!
(Revees stood up and tore down the Imperial emblem, replacing it with the one of the Republic)
Bill- Sir, we have to leave! Bombers are incoming!
Revees- Even now the Empire moves against us, but keep up the hope and ideals of the Republic and we cannot fail! May the Force save us all!
(Fitze watched with despair as Revees and the Rebel soldiers rushed out of the view of the camera before the sound of bombers cut off the transmission)
Imperial Technician- Sir, the Emperor is requesting an explanation for what just happened. What shall I tell him?
(Fitze nervously brought a shaking cigar to his mouth)
Fitze- Inform the Emperor that I will arrive personally to account for the situation…and to take full responsibility for my failure.