Authors: Ian Doescher
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FOR MURRAY BIGGS:
THE YODA TO MY LUKE
FOR JOSH HICKS:
SOUNDING BOARD AND JEDI KNIGHT
a Jedi trainee
GHOST OF OBI-WAN KENOBI,
a Jedi Knight
a Jedi Master
PRINCESS LEIA ORGANA,
a rebel captain
his Wookiee and first mate
LANDO OF CALRISSIAN,
of the Rebellion
a rebel pilot
DACK, DERLIN, HOBBIE, JANSON,
soldiers of the Rebellion
ruler of the Empire
a Sith Lord
PIETT, OZZEL, VEERS,
gentlemen of the Empire
a bounty hunter
WAMPA ICE CREATURE,
of the asteroid field
merry dwarves of Bespin
REBEL PILOTS, LIEUTENANTS, CONTROLLERS, AIDES, DROIDS, BOUNTY HUNTERS, AT-ATS, IMPERIAL TROOPS, OFFICERS, GUARDS,
O, ’tis for the Rebellion a dark time.
For though they have the Death Star all destroy’d,
Imperi’l troops did from the ashes climb
And push the rebels closer to the void.
Across the galaxy pursu’d with speed,
The rebels flee th’Imperi’l Starfleet vast.
A group with Luke Skywalker in the lead
Hath to the ice world known as Hoth flown fast.
Meanwhile, the cruel Darth Vader is obsess’d
With finding young Skywalker. Thus he hath
Through ev’ry point of space begun his quest
By sending robot probes to aid his wrath.
In time so long ago begins our play,
In war-torn galaxy far, far away.
The ice world of Hoth.
If flurries be the food of quests, snow on.
Belike upon this Hoth, this barren rock,
My next adventure waits. ’Tis time shall tell.
And yet, is it adventure that I seek?
Shall danger, fear, and action fill my days?
Shall all my life be spent in keen pursuit
Of great adventure and her fickle fame?
It seemeth I have had enough of life
To fill a thousand normal human lives—
A princess in a vision spake to me,
My aunt and uncle by stormtroopers slain,
A hasty flight from my home, Tatooine,
A pilot and a Wookiee and a Knight,
A rescue brave within our cruel foe’s grasp,
My teacher kill’d, and then the final scene:
The Death Star battle—many friends were lost,
But in the end a greater war was won.
Adventure hath both taken from my life,
And given to me ev’rything I have.
And thus I seek and shun its tempting ways.
E’en now adventure knocks upon the door:
A flaming orb hath struck the ground nearby.
Is it a portent of some ill to come?
] ’Tis Echo-Three to
My true companion e’er, canst thou hear me?
] Aye, truly, chuck, thy voice
rings loud and clear.
What can I do for thee, my noble friend?
My circle ’round the area hath been
Completed now, but naught of life nor forms
Of life my scan hath yet uncover’d.