‘Star Wars:The Approaching Storm’ – Chapter 3 (Part 3)

This was a rougher day than normal.  I woke up this morning a little more tired and realizing that band camp is actually starting to wear on me a little.  This morning, sets went slower and we only got through a few sets.  The students as well as the staff just didn’t seem as motivated as usual.  I think it was just because it’s the middle of a long week.  The other staff members and I were really just burning out as well.  I just need to make sure I get some more sleep tonight.  I came home and Heather and I took a nap together.  While I was home and napping, Heather got a phone call from the band instructor at our school and found out that my auditorium has been officially condemned at my school.  Apparently when they went in to repair some problems because of the rain water leaking inside the auditorium, they realized that there is asbestos in the walls of the auditorium (which they’ve known about for years).  The EPA condemned the auditorium and has since said no one is allowed in there until the problem is fixed.  Surprise, surprise!!  I’m really not surprised, the auditorium was built around the 1950’s and no one has taken the time to abate the asbestos in there since then.  So, this may make our upcoming school year very interesting.  After my nap, we watched some T.V. together and then made and ate dinner.  The girls went to their first cheerleading practice while I went back to marching band camp.  I left there at eight p.m. and picked up the girls on my way home.  Tommorrow’s my last full day of band camp before I go off on our weekend getaway, which I’m really looking forward to.

Okay, time to talk about Part 3 of Chapter 3 of “Star Wars:The Approaching Storm” by Alan Dean Foster…..

Chapter 3 (Part 3):  Obi-Wan sensed anxiety and hostility as they all walked toward the municipal hall of the city of Cuipernam.  Luminara didn’t like politicians and felt they never act on any personal thought.  Obi-Wan suggests that money works, but the Jedi don’t work that way.  He was confident they would respond to reason as much as they would money.  As they got to the building they noted how simplistic it’s architecture truly was.  A female greeted them and took them into a room where seven delegates sat behind a wooden table.  Luminara noted the Ansionian appearance as being sorter, leaner, and with a long strain of hair all the way to their tail.  They also had large eyes and sharp teeth.  Of course, no Alwari were present because of an agreement that had come about over two-hundred years ago, then agin, that’s why the Jedi are here.  The Alwari wanted to stay in the Republic and enjoy it’s rules and laws while urbanites wanted to live freely and dictate their own rules.  Of course no one here really understood that there was much more at stake.  A member of the Unity stood and introduced himself as Ranjiyn.  Luminara tried to explain that the Jedi are here to negotiate a settlement beween the city-dwellers and the Alwari.  She is cut-off and told that they all know she is here to try to keep them from joining the secessionist movement.  Obi-Wan said that the Jedi only seek peace within the states of the Republic.  Then a representative pulls out a large stack of data disks and slams them on the table.  She then complains of the “compliance” that the Republic insists upon.  They then speak of a bias toward the Alwari by the Senate as they have been told by Senator Mousul.   Luminara tried to counter but Obi-Wan cut her off by agreeing with the delegate about the Senate.  Then he points out that Democracy demands that citizens speak out and that’s what makes the Republic and Ansion such great places to live in…..


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