Jason Fry and Paul Urquhart have posted the fifth blog post in their ongoing series detailing the material from their book, Star Wars: The Essential Guide to Warfare, that ended up getting cut before the book was published.
This post features three passages that capture the spirit of the Republic at the height of its reach and influence. Here is co-author Paul Urquhart's introduction to the third passage, a short story he wrote called "Nightfall on Ruusan":
The Battle of Ruusan is supposed to be a big date in Star Wars history, the equivalent of Gettysburg or Waterloo. The trouble is, everything obvious about Ruusan has been said already ó so I wanted to approach the story from a new angle and create some characters whose attitudes didnít necessarily run in the directions the reader might expect. I also took the opportunity to explore an idea I feel is slightly underused: when Jedi knighthood becomes hereditary, an ancestral lightsaber might end up in the hands of someone who isnít very good at using the Force.Check out the fifth Essential Guide to Warfare "author's cut" article here!
Essential Guide To Warfare Author's Cut #8: Tales Of The Clone Wars
Essential Guide To Warfare Author's Cut #7: The Grand Army Of The Republic
Essential Guide To Warfare Author's Cut #6: Showdown At Naboo
Essential Guide To Warfare Author's Cut #4: The Rise of the Republic
Essential Guide To Warfare Author's Cut #3: Xim the Despot
Essential Guide To Warfare Author's Cut #2: Ancient Coruscant
Essential Guide To Warfare Author's Cut #1: Celestials
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