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[The Rebellion]
Events that occur from 2 years before to 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.

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This story was originally published in
Star Wars Adventure Journal #10:

[Star Wars Adventure Journal - issue 10]

Desperate Measures
Carolyn Golledge
West End Games
Story published as:
Short Story (1996)

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“Mak” Makintay watches helplessly as his beloved Ketrian Altronel slowly succumbs to the poison within her. Nothing Rebel medics have done seem to help her. Vowing not to let the woman he loves die, Mak decides to hunt down the man who poisoned her – Major Pedrin. Commander Biros Baran refuses to let him go. He slugs Baran and takes off anyway. He returns to Hargeeva, where he learns Pedrin has been demoted and is being shipped out tomorrow. He decides on Plan B – kidnap Pedrin from his apartment that night. He stuns the Major and finds a woman he was beating named Thera Capens. He takes her and the stunned Pedrin back to his ship and takes off. Mak almost tortures Pedrin himself to get the antidote out of him, then puts a blaster to Pedrin’s head. Pedrin swears up and down that Trypanid (which the Rebels already gave Ketrian) should have fixed the poison – something else must be wrong with her. Mak decides on Plan C – instead of going to the Rebel base, send an interrogation team out into space to deal with Pedrin. (Which is just as well – Pedrin has a tracking device planted in his body.) Thera suddenly realises this, and Mak cuts the transponder out of Pedrin and throws it out the airlock. Then he promises Thera a chance to give Pedrin his own medicine. Pedrin begs Mak to keep her away from him – he will personally cure Ketrian if he takes Pedrin back to the Rebel base. Mak takes him to the base infirmary. He is sickened to find a Hargeevan nurse about to inject more poison into Ketrian – that is why she is dying!! Pedrin takes advantage of the situation, jabbing a scapel into Mak’s back, grabbing his blaster, and taking him and the nurse (Griek) hostage. Greik throws herself at Pedrin as the Rebels run in, taking the fatal blaster bolt meant for Ketrian. Mak is bandaged up, and Ketrian is finally cured. She uses blackmail to save Mak from court-martial, and the couple prepares for a bright future together...

Synopsis taken from Christopher G. McElroy's Time Tales, www.theforce.net/timetales.

This story occurs approximately 3 years after the Battle of Yavin.

Related Stories (in chronological order):

  • Firepower by Carolyn Golledge
  • Desperate Measures

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