Scattered across temporary safehouses, the master-padawan structure fell away. Small and street-smart, those old enough to have been padawans (in another life) became essential. A teenage courier could infiltrate the highest and lowest levels of Coruscant without suspicion.
Apprenticeships were replaced by cells, with one master or knight looking out for a handful. Hiding in abandoned warehouses, pipes, and junkyards, they became something closer to a family than the Order at it’s height would have ever allowed.
After her master was slain, Talzin sent Ventress to Sidious. Half witch and half Jedi, entirely anger, she was an attractive enough gift to hide that she was revenge on the reneging snake. But the master of deception wasn’t fooled long and at the first whiff of her real purpose, Palpatine threw Ventress in with his cache of captive Jedi. Kept below the palace to sharpen the teeth of his Inquisitors and occasionally released to give a young Vader an easy hunt and a very real test. When Obi-wan found what remained of the caged knights, Ventress was the only one to survive the rescue. She tells herself, most days, that soon she’ll leave; as soon as there is a good enough opportunity to strike at the Empire, she’ll be gone. She isn’t sure whats keeping her.
Obi-wan leaves for like five minutes and suddenly everything is on fire. Five minutes, you guys. (Which is also an alternate title for episode 3.) After the last picture on part 3 I gave up on drawing Coruscant for the time being.
THIS IS GORGEOUS, THIS IS PERFECT, THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING THING I’VE BEEN WAITING FOR IT WITHOUT KNOWING I WAS.