Episode VII: Escape from Peril
An Original Screenplay
INT. DOOM KEEP Ė PRISON CELL
Lukeís eyes open, only to see two sharp spikes sitting right in front of them. His eyes are yellow and glowing faintly, and heís hanging upside-down, spread eagle, with electromagnets on his wrists and ankles suspending him above the floor. He hears a click and the spiked cage surrounding him lifts up to reveal Darth Nyx, standing in front of him with two Coalition Guards.
Welcome to Doom Keep, Master Skywalker.
You have no right to-
Iíve been rude. Allow me to introduce myself. I am Darth Nyx.
Luke is speechless for a moment.
Darth? You canít be. The Sith were destroyed-
By your father, yes. Well it seems we are very much alive.
Lukeís eyes close and he concentrates. Nothing happens. Nyx bends down and grabs his forehead with her hand, examining his eyes.
DARTH NYX (coníd)
Donít bother trying to use the Force. We have seen to it that your midichlorians remain dormant.
She stands back up and begins to leave.
DARTH NYX (coníd)
Stay cozy, you may be here for a while.
Nyx and the guards exit.
EXT. SPACE Ė KHARAM
The icy planet of Kharam sits quietly in space, surrounded by a dense ice belt in orbit.
EXT. KHARAM Ė JEDI TEMPLE - DAY
The stony Jedi Temple sits overlooking a large canyon, surrounded on either side of the tundra by waterfalls. A light snowstorm has begun.
INT. JEDI TEMPLE Ė JEDI COUNCIL
Mara sits cross-legged on a raised circular cushion. Ten Jedi Council members enter the room, including MASTER TALJA and the four-armed MASTER DAL-KON, and sit on similar cushions in a circle around the room.
Thank you all for coming. Iíve received word from my sons that my husband has been kidnapped by a Sith Lord.
The Jedi react with shock.
Thatís impossible. The galaxy has been cleansed of their scourge.
Weíre not the first Jedi to have thought that.
We have little evidence of where he may have been taken.
Then we must search for him.
The Jedi look at her.
Is it wise for us to waste our resources to search for one man?
If it werenít for Master Skywalker, none of us would be here today. We owe it to him.
Even I would hesitate to use the Jedi for selfish reasons.
It is not selfish to rescue our mentor from certain doom.
The Jedi take a moment to reflect.
MASTER TALJA (coníd)
I suggest that Master Dal-Kon lead an expeditionary force. We have enough T-Wings here to-
The door chimes.
The door opens revealing Apprentice OVAN MAREKAL.
Sorry to interrupt Masters, but a ship has arrived in orbit.
Master Talja looks up, out the window.
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