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Queen Jayali Kalipana
The Queen was anxious after her last meeting with her Head Chief of Security Forces for Theed. So much had been discussed in such a short period of time, and she was feeling the exhaustion of such a meeting. She lowered her head, feeling the weight of the golden crescent head piece coupled with so much blonde hair.
Ã¢Â€ÂœWhat is the republic coming to?Ã¢Â€Â She wondered to herself, weary from the day. She was glad she had dismissed all the members of the court. Showing weakness would not anyone any good. The conflict with the Mandalorians was spreading. Reports of more worlds being invaded and vanquished were brought in every day. Republic forces were fully deployed in attempt to defend against the battle hungry clans under Mandalore. Jayali was fully worried that it only would be a matter of time before her own people were thrown into the fray.
Queen Kalipana knew her people were at risk. As a major food producing system, other systems depended on them. As a whole they were a peaceful people. And Jayali had decided on her own that made them a target; as an easy victory for the marauding Mandalorians. She lifted her head again, and walked to the large arched windows that over looked all parts of the city of Theed.
Ã¢Â€ÂœNo I can not fail my people and just leave a window for death and destruction.Ã¢Â€Â She thought. Jayali looked towards the space port, and a small fighter, scarred from many fights. She smiled. Ã¢Â€ÂœNo, we wonÃ¢Â€Â™t just be overrun. Not with out a fight.Ã¢Â€Â She turned and went back towards the desk. She would be expecting a call.
The Republic fighter landed on the scored permacrete. His was certainly not the first to land here, nor would he be the last. The man climbed out of the one person craft, wishing he hadnÃ¢Â€Â™t left the spaciousness of the cruiser for this Ã¢Â€ÂœmissionÃ¢Â€Â. In all honesty he questioned why he was even here. Ã¢Â€ÂœThis is a mission for advisors and diplomats.Ã¢Â€Â He muttered to himself, stretching and fixing his jacket. Ã¢Â€ÂœI canÃ¢Â€Â™t leave all my fellow soldiers on the front, thatÃ¢Â€Â™s where I would be the most use. Fighting. Not babysitting some child Queen. How is this my responsibility? Its not my fault that these people couldnÃ¢Â€Â™t elect someone with a bit more experience.Ã¢Â€Â
An Naboo Security officer proceeded to stride up to the man, eyed the blaster in his holster on his hip and said Ã¢Â€ÂœCan I help you?Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœWhat, your joking right?Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœIÃ¢Â€Â™m here at the request of Queen, uh, Kalip-ono?Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœKalipana?Ã¢Â€Â the guard corrected, voice full of contempt.
Ã¢Â€ÂœYes thatÃ¢Â€Â™s her. Queen Kalipana sent for me. I come from the Republic Navy.Ã¢Â€Â
Ã¢Â€ÂœIndeed. I shall let her know then of youÃ¢Â€Â™re arrival. You can wait here, some one will come for you.Ã¢Â€Â
The man leaned back on the fighter, and folded his arms in front of his chest. He watched the officer speak into his comm, argue momentarily then finally gesture in his direction. The the guard put his comm away and walked back over.
Ã¢Â€ÂœIt seems that I am the one thatÃ¢Â€Â™s going to lead you to the palace. Follow meÃ¢Â€Â
There was apparent annoyance in the officers voice. But it didnÃ¢Â€Â™t matter, the sooner he saw the Queen, the sooner he would be back where he belonged; fighting the mandalorians. The way to the palace was not long, but impressive. There were fragrant flowers blooming on the vines that covered the stone walkways leading to the domed and columned palace and he had not seen something quite so nice in a city and spaceport for some time.
Queen Kalipana sat behind a large desk, in a chair worthy of her stature. For some reason he had thought she would look different. The blonde hair and green eyes were certainly striking., not at all what he was expecting. She was certainly beautiful despite the elaborate make up covering her face.
He bowed. Ã¢Â€ÂœYour majesty, let me introduce myself. I am Carth Onasi, member of the Galactic Republic Navy.Ã¢Â€Â
(Instead of spending all night attempting to make a character sheet, for those who may not know here is a link for info. about Carth.)
"This IS my signature."