By Steven Barnes
Ord Cestus, a planet normally barren and inhospitable to existence, was once first colonized as a jail world—until a handful of hardy pioneers came upon its wealthy ore deposits and controlled to accumulate a profitable droid-manufacturing undefined. but if the Clone Wars erupted, bringing critical rationing of imported assets and a Republic ban at the construction of conflict droids, Ord Cestus was once threatened with drawing close fiscal collapse.
Enter the Confederacy of self sustaining Systems—the Separatists—with a life-saving supply to buy a beneficiant volume of the planet’s such a lot profitable export: bio-droids. Possessed of tactical functions that rival the battling skills of even the main complicated Jedi, those refined, techno-organic hybrid devices could end up a so much ambitious weapon if ever deployed for army use. And now the Confederacy’s goal to take a position in what quantities to a military of bio-droids has despatched ripples of alarm throughout the maximum echelons of the Republic government.
Determined to halt the bio-droid sale—but fearing a exhibit of strength will lead to a political backlash—Supreme Chancellor Palpatine dispatches a crew of envoys, led by means of Jedi grasp Obi-Wan Kenobi. Their venture: convince Ord Cestus’s govt to desert its dealings with the Confederacy . . . whereas secretly stirring up revolution one of the planet’s suffering underclass. international relations is paramount. but when all else fails, the Republic won't hesitate to release a full-scale attack—and wipe out not just the technique of bio-droid creation, yet numerous lives in addition, to illustrate the implications of disloyalty.
For Obi-Wan, the possibility of such wholesale slaughter simply serves to gas his growing to be suspicions concerning the sinister direction the Republic appears to be like taking. however the brash Jedi grasp equipment Fisto and the detachment of clone squaddies assigned to the project are prepared and prepared to do the splendid Chancellor’s bidding. because the leaders of Ord Cestus refuse to capitulate and Palpatine speedily loses endurance, Obi-Wan’s hopes of a relaxed solution are dwindling. Now, dealing with a main issue of moral sense, Obi-Wan needs to locate the knowledge and energy to avoid a massacre and guard the Republic— whereas abiding by way of the traditional code to which he has pledged his lifestyles.
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The Cestus Deception (Star Wars: Clone Wars) by Steven Barnes