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Skywalker then noticed Barit Saiy amongst the Corellians that had been arrested over the night, and was unnerved by Saiy's intense loathing of Skywalker for turning him in. Jacen Solo was approached the next day by Luke and Mara Skywalker, who were concerned about how Skywalker's Force abilities were being used in the service of the Galactic Alliance Guard. The interrogation of Ailyn Habuur continued later that day, this time administered by Jacen Solo himself. The questioning turned into torture by way of Solo slamming Habuur's head into a desk with the Force.
As Skywalker looked on, Shevu entered the interrogation chamber with Girdun and tried to heal Habuur, but to no avail; Habuur had died.
Skywalker was shocked after seeing Habuur's dead body, but upon examination of Habuur's datapad he discovered that Habuur's objective was to kill Han Solo. Skywalker returned to his father's apartment as previously requested, where they asked him to stop working with the Galactic Alliance Guard and end his master-apprentice relationship with Jacen Solo. Skywalker defended his duty in the Guard, and when Luke asked him to return to the Jedi Academy for training, Skywalker refused, stating that he would prefer to stay in the GAG for a little while longer before training at the Academy.
Skywalker returned to GAG headquarters, where he got word of reported suspicious activity near the World Brain , a Yuuzhan Vong device designed to manage the planet's ecosystem while it was under Yuuzhan Vong rule.
Skywalker, Solo, and the Commando went to the area where the activity was taking place, where they found a group of Corellian protesters. Skywalker used the Force to survey the area and felt dangerous weapons in the vicinity. It pointed to a nearby apartment building, which Skywalker and the GAG squad forcibly entered. They met resistance, leaving Skywalker with no choice but to kill the two men inside. Although they found the weapons—several missile launchers —Skywalker was regretful and emotionally pained that he had killed the two men.
After contemplating his actions, Skywalker reluctantly decided to tell his parents that he had killed the two men. Due to his misgivings about letting Skywalker learn under Jacen Solo, Luke Skywalker invited Skywalker to have a training duel with him in the Jedi Temple Sparring Arena , in the hopes that Skywalker would realize that he needed more intensive training at the Jedi Academy.
Moreover, it was a test to see if Skywalker would give into anger upon losing a competition. Although Skywalker did not want to partake in the duel, he agreed.
It was the first time father and son would duel with live blades, an event that Skywalker's mother dreaded. Skywalker entered the arena wearing a modified set of Yuuzhan Vong vonduun crab armor , but was ordered by his father to remove it and fight without protection. Despite his confusion over being told to take off his armor, Skywalker was determined to present himself well, to set aside his anxiety and prove to his father that he was worthy of the trust being put in him by the Jedi Order.
Luke Skywalker commenced the duel but did not activate his lightsaber , daring his son to force him to turn it on. Try as he might, Skywalker was not able to make his father activate his lightsaber. His father easily evaded Skywalker's lightsaber attacks, despite Skywalker using all the tricks that he could to force his father to use his lightsaber, including playing dead after taking a particularly nasty fall. After his playing dead attempt failed, Skywalker let up on his attacks, citing his discouragement caused by not being able to make his father use his lightsaber.
His father tried to use Skywalker's poor sparring skills as a reason to quit the Galactic Alliance Guard and focus on his training at the Jedi Temple, but Skywalker refused. However, Skywalker defended Solo and his training and was presented with a challenge; instead of forcing him to activate his lightsaber, Luke wanted Skywalker to make him move one foot.
Again Skywalker failed, when his father used the Force to fling Skywalker's lightsaber across the room. His father dropped his lightsaber to the ground, and when Skywalker picked it up and examined it, he found that Luke couldn't activate it as the lightsaber lacked a power cell. After the duel, Luke Skywalker tried to convince Skywalker that he needed more training and that he had given a pitiful performance.
Skywalker refused, and when his father told him that he needed a real Jedi Master, Skywalker told him to simply make Solo a Jedi Master. Skywalker went to leave as he had a GAG raid later on in the day, but before he departed he told his father that he could use more sparring.
After Skywalker left, his mother and father discussed their surprise at Skywalker's calmness and his lack of anger and fear. However, Luke Skywalker still thought that Skywalker needed to be separated from Jacen Solo and brought back to the Jedi Temple for training as his sparring skills were not up to par. Luke also recoiled at the suggestion to make Solo a Jedi Master on the basis of his great understanding of the Force. Since Solo suspected that Galney was behind the assassination attempt due to her closeness to Djo, Solo ordered Skywalker to escort Lady Galney back to her quarters and keep a close eye on her during her inspection.
In the wake of the assassination attempt, Djo sent two Jedi Knights, Jaina Solo and Zekk, to the moon of Terephon to ask the moon's Ducha to mobilize her fleet. Upon landing on the moon and visiting the Ducha's place of residence , they were attacked and contact with them was lost. They landed on the moon, quickly finding Solo and Zekk, who were still alive. They warned that the Ducha was behind both the attack on them and the assassination attempt. After broadcasting the emergency warning message to the Hapan Royal Navy, the Rover came under attack by one of the Ducha's ships.
The Rover was badly damaged, and Skywalker was forced to go extravehicular. As there were only four EV suits for the six beings aboard the skiff, Tanogo and Ioli volunteered to stay behind on the Rover and keep broadcasting the message despite the threat of death. Although Skywalker was reluctant to leave Ioli and Tanogo behind, Junior Lieutenant Ioli ordered him to get off the Rover while he still could.
Skywalker, Jaina Solo, Zekk, and Sorzo escaped the Rover , and right as they entered the vacuum of space, the turbolasers of the Ducha's attacking ship destroyed the Rover. After a short time floating in space, Skywalker and the others were picked up by Han Solo and the badly damaged Millennium Falcon , which was under fire from the Anakin Solo.
Leia and Han Solo had recently been declared as criminals by the Galactic Alliance, and once aboard the ship Skywalker attempted to arrest his uncle for his perceived crimes against the Galactic Alliance. Solo and the others aboard the Millennium Falcon were incredulous that Skywalker would try to arrest Han Solo after he had just saved them, and Zekk quickly convinced Skywalker to pursue the matter later, as the damaged Falcon was leaking pressure at a dangerous rate.
However, as it seemed that the pressure leak was too much for Solo to handle, Skywalker tried to convince Solo to let him comm the Anakin Solo and tell Jacen Solo that they were surrendering and that he would bring Han Solo in to the authorities.
His offer was rejected by everyone aboard and, continuing his efforts to apprehend Han Solo, tried to stop the others from repairing the Falcon. When Jaina Solo stopped him, he pulled out his lightsaber. Zekk immediately moved to restrain Skywalker, and the two wrestled over Skywalker's activated weapon.
Skywalker dealt a blow to Zekk's abdomen in the ensuing fight, and a surprised and angered Jaina Solo removed the lightsaber from Skywalker's possession.
Meanwhile the Millennium Falcon ' s pressure leak had been largely contained and the ship restored to operational condition, but since the number of passengers on the ship was over capacity Skywalker, Sorzo, Zekk, and Jaina Solo were forced to leave the ship via escape pod. They were then brought aboard the Anakin Solo , where Skywalker described his actions to the horror of Djo and his parents. Skywalker was reprimanded by his parents and given a lecture about how he was in the wrong about trying to arrest his uncle.
After the events at Hapes, Skywalker returned to the Jedi Temple to train. One day while practicing his lightsaber skills with a remote , he met a girl who introduced herself as Seha Dorvald.
While they had a banal discussion relating to practice techniques, Dorvald discreetly gave him a card, which contained a secret message from Jacen Solo when scanned. In the message, Solo gave Skywalker a mission: According to Solo, the Amulet of Kalara, when activated, would make the being using it invisible in the Force.
Evidently, Dorvald was working together with Solo and would also assist Skywalker in getting out of the Jedi Temple inconspicuously. Skywalker exited the Temple through an emergency door which had had its emergency alarm disabled by Dorvald. Skywalker then got transport to a minor spaceport about four hundred kilometers away from the Jedi Temple and boarded a shuttle destined for Drewwa. Skywalker landed on Drewwa and immediately went to a local dining establishment for some breakfast.
He ordered caf and one of his favorite delicacies, kruffy pot pie , but upon attempting to pay with his credcard he was notified that the special banking account set up for his mission did not work. Skywalker tried accessing the account at several different banks, but each time the banking machines could not find his account. Hungry and without funds, Skywalker resorted to stealing money from a bystander and using it to purchase his food, despite his reservations about thievery.
Having had his meal, Skywalker set out for the Crossroutes Business Habitat , a large office building where Tendrando Arms rented several floors. The Amulet was on the th floor, and wanting to obtain the artifact unobserved, Skywalker took the building's turbolift to the th floor, which was owned by a consulting firm called Lyster Innovations. He successfully tricked Lyster's greeter, Gilthor Breen , into leaving his job, giving him free space to open a viewport and climb outside. Once outside he descended to the th floor after momentarily losing his grip on his climbing equipment.
Having successfully gotten onto the th floor without being detected, Skywalker raced to the Amulet's display case only to find that the Amulet was not there. In its place, he found a note from a man named Faskus of Ziost , which explained that he had taken the artifact. Skywalker decided to go to Ziost to track the Amulet of Kalara down, but didn't have a means of transportation since the planet Ziost did not appear in any public database.
Since his money-stealing technique had improved and he had become more receptive to thieving, Skywalker made up his mind that he would steal a ship and go to Ziost.
He found an unattended Y-wing starfighter in a spaceport and, pretending he was a trainee working there, stole an R2-series astromech droid by punching out a spaceport employee. Along with the droid named Shaker , he took the Y-wing and flew to Ziost. Soon after landing on the planet and exiting his Y-wing, the starfighter was destroyed by an unknown vehicle. The thought of dying alone on Ziost without any mode of transportation disheartened Skywalker, but he soon overcame his anguish and resigned himself to his mission.
He also decided to find and take revenge on the people who had destroyed his starfighter and stranded him on Ziost. Skywalker spent a night with Shaker in Ziost's dark forest but spotted smoke rising above the trees, a sign that other beings were on the planet.
He went toward the source of the smoke and found a camp belonging to Faskus, who was present with the Amulet of Kalara draped around his neck. Skywalker sneaked up behind him and overpowered Faskus.
After the scuffle, Skywalker noticed a young girl, Faskus' daughter, watching in horror. The girl tried to defend her father by throwing her toys and various objects at Skywalker, who was trying to treat Faskus' injury. Faskus was still strong enough to explain his story to Skywalker. He worked as a courier, who was given the Amulet by a Bothan named Byalfin Dyur , who instructed him to leave the Amulet in a Ziost cave. When he brought it to the cave, he saw a TIE fighter firing on his YT light freighter , the Blacktooth , with his daughter still inside.
He raced to the camp to save his daughter but was hit in the abdomen by a shard of durasteel , mortally wounding him. With his life slipping away, Faskus entrusted his daughter, named Kiara's care to Skywalker. Skywalker decided to leave Kiara behind, as she would consume more resources and slow him and Shaker down on their quest to find a way off Ziost. However, his overwhelming guilt about leaving a young girl alone on a hostile world prompted him to return to the camp.
After helping Kiara bury her father, he brought her along. After a few days trekking through the woods, Shaker detected a faint ion trail of the type produced by a TIE fighter. Skywalker realized that whoever destroyed the Y-wing and the Blacktooth was following them.
Nevertheless, the three pushed on, coming to rest at an abandoned settlement. Shaker alerted Skywalker that his datapad had sent an unprompted comm signal, leading Skywalker to believe that the datapad was a tracking device which the owner of the TIE fighter was using to follow their movements.
Skywalker checked all of the objects on his belt for a tracking device and found it inside his belt pouch. Skywalker scanned the skies for the TIE fighter and saw it speeding toward them. None of the group were injured by the TIE's attack. Things quickly got a lot harder for Kiara and Skywalker, as their food supply was running low and they were being routinely attacked by predatory neks. On one night, Skywalker heard strange, unexplained voices talking to him, telling him to protect Kiara.
Half-asleep, Skywalker murmured that he needed to find a ship, to which the voices replied by giving him a mental picture of an odd ball-shaped organic craft. Skywalker suddenly gained the knowledge of how to find the ship, if it even existed. They spotted a ruined citadel upon a ledge and climbed up to it for shelter. But a short distance from the building Shaker stopped, communicating to Skywalker that he lacked sufficient power to move any farther.
Skywalker told Shaker to shut down and that he would wake him up when he found a power source. Skywalker was attacked suddenly by a nek, which he fended off. He and Kiara camped at the citadel, where Skywalker was tormented by a dream where he was confronted by a strange creature which crawled down from the ceiling of the building.
When he awoke, the voices no longer told him to protect Kiara; they told him to eat her and grow stronger. Skywalker, lean from starvation, weighed his options, coming to the conclusion that cannibalizing Kiara was the most logical choice, but refused to do so.
They then set a trap for the TIE fighter, who attacked a dummy of Ben while the real Skywalker Force-threw rocks at the fighter. The trap worked, and they were able to recover power packs from the wreckage of the TIE to power Shaker. That night Skywalker heard the voices again, which he followed to find the craft he had seen in his vision.
Skywalker, Kiara, and Shaker got into the craft, which Skywalker communicated with and commanded with his mind, finally departing Ziost. After leaving Ziost's atmosphere, they were attacked by Dyur's ship, the Boneyard Rendezvous , which was in orbit.
However, the ship's weapons quickly destroyed the starship. Skywalker commanded the ship to bring him home to Coruscant. Skywalker parted ways with Kiara and Shaker, leaving the girl and droid on Drewwa, where he entrusted Shaker to bring Kiara to someone who could care for her.
Skywalker, focused on giving the Amulet of Kalara to Solo, brought the ship to the Anakin Solo , which was en route to Coruscant via the Contruum system.
Solo was pleased at Skywalker's performance and was surprised and awed by the Sith ship that he had flown. Little did Skywalker know that the entire mission—the journey to Drewwa, the unexpected detour to Ziost, and the conflict with Dyur and his forces—was orchestrated by Lumiya, Solo's Sith master, in an effort to ascertain whether Skywalker was fit to be a Sith.
His mother was relieved that Skywalker was safe, since she had had no contact with him since he departed for Drewwa. His mother told him that she believed that Lumiya was trying to kill him based on her hypothesis that Brisha Syo was a separate person, Lumiya's daughter, and that Skywalker had killed her.
Mara Jade warned him that Lumiya had connections within the Galactic Alliance Guard and that she could strike at any time. Before the two went to their family apartment, his mother asked him to leave the GAG, but Skywalker once again refused. When they returned to the Skywalker family apartment, Skywalker declined multiple requests from his father to leave the GAG.
His parents finally gave in, and his mother gave him a vibroblade to pair with his lightsaber, a gift that Skywalker gladly accepted. Unbeknownst to Skywalker, the blade was tagged with a tracking device, allowing his mother to know his location at all times. Skywalker would return to work at the GAG, and after a daily briefing, he revealed his fears that Lumiya was trying to kill him.
Skywalker asked Solo to teach him how to hide his presence in the Force, a power that Solo had learned on his five-year sojourn away from the Jedi Order in the years following the Yuuzhan Vong War.
Solo taught Skywalker the basics of the Force power, the application of which excited him. Gejjen had gotten the position after Thrackan Sal-Solo was assassinated by renowned Mandalorian bounty hunter Boba Fett , his granddaughter Mirta Gev , and Skywalker's uncle Han Solo, an assassination that was orchestrated by Gejjen.
Solo gave Skywalker another mission—to assassinate Gejjen, as Solo did not want him destabilizing the Galactic Alliance's allies. Skywalker was wary of the idea at first, believing that it would only lead to further violence, but obliged.
Skywalker sought advice and preparation on the concept of sniping a target and was given a tour of the GAG's intelligence headquarters by intelligence leader Heol Girdun.
He was introduced to the monitoring equipment, which he used to listen in on a conversation between Gejjen and Cal Omas, where Gejjen expressed his desire to remove Jacen Solo and Cha Niathal from the political process.
Gejjen went on to propose secret negotiations between the Confederation —an alliance of several systems mainly headed by Corellia—and the Galactic Alliance, to take place on Vulpter , an offer that Omas accepted. The GAG discovered that Omas was indeed going to Vulpter for the peace talks, taking a one day leave of office under the guise of a private medical matter.
Also, Gejjen had rescheduled all his engagements for the day of the negotiations, giving Skywalker a one-day window to prepare. The plan was for Skywalker to shoot and kill Gejjen after he finished his meeting with Omas. With limited time, Skywalker began training for the event with GAG Lieutenant Jori Lekauf , who instructed him on sniping with a modified Karpaki Fifty ballistic sniper rifle.
Although Skywalker had his doubts about killing Gejjen, but in the course of only a few hours Lekauf was able to make Skywalker into an efficient and deadly sniper. Fearing that Skywalker's red hair would make him more conspicuous, Lon Shevu had Skywalker dye his hair to disguise himself.
That night, Skywalker and Lekauf went to Vulpter, under the facade of Skywalker as Lekauf's younger cousin. Shevu also came with them. They landed at Vulpter's busy Charbi City Spaceport , where they laid low as they watched the negotiations take place through a window. The talks themselves did not yield any major developments, stalling when Gejjen outlined his desire for the removal of Solo and Niathal. The meeting adjourned, and Gejjen exited through the south doors of the conference building.
Skywalker moved into position, aimed, and killed Gejjen with a textbook head shot. After firing the shot that felled Gejjen, the three GAG officers tried to discreetly exit the spaceport. However, security forces locked the port down as Vulpter authorities went about scanning each witness for ballistic residue. Thinking quickly, Lekauf took the Karpaki and went off creating a diversion, announcing that he was the one who had fired the killing shot and threatening to kill a hostage.
With the attention of the security personnel successfully focused on Lekauf, Skywalker and Shevu escaped the spaceport. Lekauf bluffed his way onto a docked starship, which he detonated as Skywalker and Shevu flew away, killing himself. Skywalker wept as the two sped away, mourning the loss of his friend, all the while pleading to Shevu to go back to the spaceport and pick Lekauf back up. Skywalker and Shevu returned to the Coruscant Military Spaceport , where he was comforted by Shevu, who explained that he was the one who would detonate the ship if things went wrong.
His mother was demanding to know why he had gone to Vulpter and explained that her injury was caused by a battle with Lumiya. Skywalker admitted that he had gone to Vulpter to kill Gejjen on Solo's orders, infuriating Mara Jade.
After the assassination, Cal Omas returned to Coruscant from Vulpter to find himself under arrest by the GAG on the grounds of entering into secret talks with the opposition. They both declared that their coup was legal and temporary and promised that there would be rapid elections following the end of the conflict. They also sealed off the Chief of State's office, proclaiming that only duly-elected representatives could sit in it. Omas was held at GAG headquarters, where Skywalker was trying to clear his head, still shocked by the assassination at Vulpter.
Skywalker, curious, went toward Omas' holding area, where he overheard Solo talking with Lumiya. In the discussion, Solo expounded upon his mind-rubbing of Skywalker following the events at the Home and his further ambitions to garner more power and become sole Chief of State. Skywalker was astounded by these revelations and was left trying to think of excuses for Solo's association with Lumiya. Skywalker came to the conclusion that Solo was under some sort of Force influence from Lumiya, and raced off to warn his mother, believing that she alone was unaffected by Lumiya's influence.
Skywalker met Mara Jade at a tapcafe and explained to her Solo's betrayal and the mind-rubbing, disproving her theory that Syo was Lumiya's daughter.
He also described his mission to retrieve the Amulet and how he found the ship. Mara Jade revealed to Skywalker that she had also spoken to the Sith Meditation Sphere, and that she had seen it in Lumiya's possession on Coruscant's moon Hesperidium.
Skywalker taught his mother how to disappear in the Force as well, to give her a better sense of when he was hiding. After the meeting with his mother, Skywalker stayed with Lon Shevu rather than face his father. He woke up in the middle of the night, hearing the telepathic call of the Sith Meditation Sphere. He followed it into Hapan space, where his mother was busy in a skirmish with Jacen Solo on the planet Kavan.
During a heated battle where Solo was nearly killed, Solo was able to stab Mara Jade with a poison dart, fatally wounding her. As one of her last acts before dying, she whispered into Skywalker's mind with the Force. Skywalker raced to Kavan and saw his mother's dead body.
Jacen Solo did not admit his complicity, instead telling Skywalker that he would track down the real killer. The event was plagued by problems from the start; before the funeral was to begin, Han and Leia Organa Solo, who tried to attend, were accosted by a Galactic Alliance Guard unit, who attempted to arrest them. Meanwhile, the Galactic Alliance's conflict with the Confederation had erupted into all-out war.
The Confederation began a push to the Core, and Commenorian and Hutt forces attempted to occupy Balmorra. Caedus swiftly denied it but failed to convince Skywalker. Skywalker demanded that Caedus reveal the name of the guilty party and accused Caedus of trying to take over the Jedi Order. Caedus responded by playing Skywalker an audio recording of Cal Omas stating that he wanted Luke Skywalker out of the way.
Skywalker stayed determined to find his mother's killer and feigned belief that Omas was behind the death of Mara Jade Skywalker. Skywalker went to Omas' residence, where he was under house arrest. He defeated the CSF security detail guarding Omas and afterward had a brief engagement with a security droid. After destroying the droid, Skywalker ended up staring down the barrel of Omas' blaster pistol , although Skywalker swiftly disarmed him.
Omas was suicidal and had rigged a thermal detonator to explode should his heart stop beating. Skywalker revealed that he sought to avenge his mother's death, but did not believe that Omas was behind the killing. Skywalker and Omas deduced that the recording was faked by a GAG officer named Jonat , and Skywalker revealed that he believed Caedus was the killer, informing Omas of Caedus' dealing with Lumiya. Knowing that he didn't have much time until Coruscant Security breached his prison, Omas grabbed his fallen blaster and started firing wildly at Skywalker, intentionally missing, and yelling that Skywalker was going to kill him.
As CSF agents swarmed into Omas' home, Omas threw himself on Skywalker's activated lightsaber, fatally wounding himself. With his last breath, Omas asked Skywalker to forgive him. Since the only person who knew the true circumstances of Omas' death was Skywalker, it was commonly believed that he had been the one to kill Omas. The Jedi were no longer willing to have Caedus command them, and when word reached Luke Skywalker that Omas was dead and that Skywalker was the presumed killer, Luke Skywalker informed Caedus that they would no longer support him.
Caedus responded by ordering the deaths of Jedi hostages on Ossus and the occupation of the Jedi Temple. Skywalker, having left Coruscant after Omas' death, navigated the fire of battle, landed in the Anakin Solo and met with Caedus. Skywalker pretended that he was Omas' killer and asked that Caedus take him back as his apprentice. He was initially unsuccessful, but Caedus obliged when Skywalker told him that his father had asked him to meet him on Kashyyyk , where the Jedi purportedly were asking the Wookiees not to lend assistance to the Galactic Alliance.
Although Skywalker cautioned Caedus to avoid violence while dealing with the Wookiees, Caedus maintained that he was there to capture the rogue Jedi and his parents. Caedus demanded to Kashyyyk's leaders that they relinquish the Solos, but they claimed that they were not on the planet.
Unsatisfied, Caedus ordered his subordinates to open fire on the planet. Caedus ordered Skywalker to be at his side as Kashyyyk's forests burned, while a lone squadron of Wookiee Owool Interceptors approached the Anakin Solo. One of the pilots was the Wookiee Jedi Lowbacca, who launched a single shadow bomb at the Anakin ' s bridge. Skywalker attempted to strike Caedus down in the confusion, but by sheer serendipity the bomb exploded as Skywalker moved to attack and sent them both to the ground.
Caedus quickly rose and struck Skywalker with a bolt of Force lightning , incapacitating him and preventing him from being able to kill Caedus.
Caedus imprisoned Skywalker after the attack and placed him in the Embrace of Pain. The Embrace of Pain was a rack-like torture device made by the Yuuzhan Vong, which had been used by Vergere on Caedus after he was captured on Myrkr. The Embrace of Pain had played a crucial part in Caedus' descent into the dark side, and Caedus intended to use it to turn Skywalker into a Sith. Caedus then tried to break Skywalker's will; he told Skywalker that his father Luke Skywalker had been shot down and killed in battle.
This however was not true; Luke Skywalker had indeed been shot down, but not killed. Skywalker refused to believe that his father was dead, and was able to feel his father, alive, aboard the Anakin Solo. Skywalker warned Caedus that his father was alive and was coming for him, but Caedus did not believe him, thinking it was all a ruse. Suddenly, Luke Skywalker appeared behind Caedus and attacked him. The two dueled , as Skywalker watched in agony from the Embrace of Pain.
As the battle raged on, Skywalker used the Force to summon a vibrodagger off the floor and struggled to cut himself free of the Embrace of Pain's tendrils.
By then Luke Skywalker had trapped Caedus in another torture rack and was moving in to land the killing blow. Skywalker, still in the Embrace of Pain, began shouting to his father that he deserved to cut down Caedus, distracting his father and inadvertently buying Caedus time to get free. Caedus stood up to attack but was stabbed in the back by Skywalker's vibrodagger, puncturing a lung and barely missing his heart.
Skywalker justified it by saying that Caedus had killed Mara Jade, but Luke Skywalker revealed that he believed Alema Rar was the true killer. Caedus fled the scene, and the Skywalkers escaped the Anakin Solo. The events at Kuat and Kashyyyk prompted the Jedi to withdraw support for Caedus and the Galactic Alliance, forming the military resistance movement called the Jedi Coalition.
Staying on Endor gave Skywalker time to think, and he realized that Caedus was trying to turn him to the dark side the same way Palpatine turned Anakin Skywalker ; to make it so that Caedus was the only person Skywalker had.
Skywalker related this to his father, who wholeheartedly agreed with him. Later, Skywalker confronted his father, saying that his father was miserable and telling him that he needed to get over Mara Jade Skywalker's death. Impressed by Skywalker's emotional maturity, Luke Skywalker declared him a Jedi Knight and ready to build his own lightsaber.
Meanwhile, in other parts of the galaxy, the new Five World Prime Minister after the death of Gejjen, Sadras Koyan , ordered the firing of a newly repaired Centerpoint Station. The firing of the massive station destroyed much of the Galactic Alliance Second Fleet and nearly killed Darth Caedus.
Feeling that Centerpoint Station needed to be completely neutralized as a threat, Luke Skywalker planned a final attack on the station. The Jedi infiltrated the Anakin , where they split up; the Skywalkers and Sebatyne went to fight Caedus, while the Solos and Antilles went off to free Allana. The Jedi met heavy resistance on their push toward Caedus, while the Solos and Antilles easily reached Allana's quarters and freed her. However they did not get the opportunity to battle him head-on, as Caedus set his YVH security droids on the Jedi.
While Caedus watched the fight unfold, he felt Allana's joy at being rescued through the Force and ran off to find his daughter. Meanwhile at Centerpoint, the station was destroyed when a technician named Rikel tried to fire the station's weapon and destroy Coruscant. Unbeknownst to him, Seyah had changed all the station's coordinates to the center of the station itself, causing Centerpoint to destroy itself when Rikel pressed the button.
The war continued to rage on into the year 41 ABY , and Skywalker was still tormented by his mother's death. Despite his father's proclamation that Alema Rar, now deceased, was Mara Jade's killer, Skywalker still believed that Darth Caedus was his mother's killer.
After spending time contemplating his mother's death, he revealed his theories abut the circumstances of Mara Jade's death to his cousin Jaina Solo and Leia Solo.
He hypothesized that his mother became so enraged upon learning of his experiences in the Galactic Alliance Guard that she attacked Caedus, who killed her. Skywalker was determined to discover the exact circumstances of Mara Jade's death and declared so to them.
Skywalker decided to start by going to Coruscant and talking to his friend Shevu, and he entered Shevu's apartment to find it devoid of many personal items, something which confused Skywalker.
Shevu concurred that Caedus was likely Mara Jade's killer, and Skywalker asked him for help in his investigation.
Shevu agreed, stating that his closeness to Caedus would grant them inside information and more importantly, that Caedus trusted him. Skywalker and Shevu started their investigation by going to Mara Jade's place of death, Kavan, and examining the area where she was killed.
They carried their search into the water tunnels where Mara Jade's body had been found, where Skywalker saw his mother's Force ghost.
The Force ghost of Mara Jade tore out strands of hair from her head, leading Skywalker to believe that finding his mother's hair would lead him to the answer.
Skywalker and Shevu went back to Coruscant to examine Caedus' StealthX starfighter for Mara Jade's hair, as finding some would all but confirm that Caedus was the guilty party. Non alcoholic fatty liver disease is no joke and is the leading cause of liver ailments in the United States, affecting approximately 2 to 5 percent of the population. Some experts suggest your chances of developing fatty liver may skyrocket to 1 in 3 over the next two decades. This potentially life threatening disease that causes fatty infiltration of the liver and inflammation which can eventually lead to liver cirrhosis and liver cancer has doubled in the last 20 years and continues to rise year after year.
It has close ties with obesity and diabetes mellitus type 2 diabetes , and a recent study published by Current Opinion in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Obesity suggests approximately 70 percent of people with type 2 diabetes also suffer from a fatty liver.
It was originally believed that excessive alcohol was the main factor contributing to fatty liver disease. This is still the case with alcoholic fatty liver disease where the excessive consumption of alcohol can cause massive liver damage and can lead to complete liver failure. These cases became diagnosed as non alcoholic fatty liver disease. As is the case with many other ailments and diseases, eating too much and exercising too little are the main culprits, but it is likely there is a complex interplay of factors related to metabolic syndrome at work in most patients.
As fatty infiltration of the liver continues over time, the liver becomes larger and heavier. Eventually inflammation and scarring occurs and parts of the liver start to die. Once this happens the liver is no longer able to efficiently perform the vital tasks that are necessary for humans to survive.
So what can be done to treat a fatty liver? Here are 5 fatty liver treatment tips that can help you take control of fatty liver disease.
Your biggest ally in warding off fatty liver disease is to lose weight through a combination of diet and exercise. But you have to lose weight in the right way.