Prologue

"You are under arrest my lord." Jedi Master Mace Windu held his purple blade inches away from the Sith lords face.

Anakin Skywalker ran into the Chancellor's office. Mace was holding Palpatine against the window sill, holding his amethyst blade against his throat.

Palpatine turned to him, "Anakin, I told you it would come to this. I was right. The Jedi are taking over."

Mace inched his blade closer, "The oppression of the Sith will never return. You have lost."

The corner of the Chancellor's mouth curled into a snarl, "No. No. No. You will die!" Spirals of lightning erupted from the fingers of Palpatine into Mace's face. He lurched his blade sideways and deflected the oncoming torrents of the wicked Sith's lightning.

"HE'S A TRAITOR!" Palpatine kept up the barrage. The room filled with a glow of blue and purple crackles.

"HE IS THE TRAITOR. AGH," Mace leaned over on top of Palpatine. The lightning crawled over Palpatine's body like spiders with daggers for legs.

"I have the power to save the one you love." Palpatine yelled above the noise of the lightning, "You must choose."

"DON'T LISTEN TO HIM ANAKIN! AGH!" Mace began pushing downwards on top of the Sith Lord.

"Don't let him kill me!" Palpatine kept up the illusion of weakness and helplessness as he shot his lightning, "I can't hold it any longer. I-I-I'm too weak." Palpatine's eyes rolled back. The lightning ceased.

Mace swung his lightsaber down to where it was before. Palpatine knew that he wouldn't be able to keep this up. He felt the heat of the blade across his scarred and deformed face.

"I am going to end this once and for all," Mace started into the yellow eyes of the Sith.

"You can't! He must stand trial," Anakin reasoned, "Murder isn't the Jedi way!"

Mace began lowering his lightsaber.

Palpatine seized the opportunity and pushed Anakin and Mace back using the force. Palpatine rolled out the window and slid onto a nearby speeder. Before the Jedi could react the speeder sped off into the busy Coruscant streets below.

"We need to get back to the temple, and send a message to Master Yoda," Mace retrieved his lightsaber and ran back into where he, Kit Fisto, Saesee Tinn, and Agen Kolar confronted the Chancellor. Anakin ran to assist Kit while Mace attended to Saesee.

"They're both alive but injured." Anakin pulled Kit onto his back.

"Let's move." Windu and Skywalker left the Senate building, boarded a gunship and raced to the temple.


After Anakin and Mace gave Kit and Saesee to Rig Nema, the temple's doctor, they gathered every Jedi in the temple.

"The Chancellor has betrayed the Republic. He is the Sith lord Dooku told Master Kenobi about," Mace spoke to everyone, "We sent a message to all Jedi to go to an ancient Jedi planet Tython."

Before the plan could commence thousands of clone troopers began unloading out of gunships onto the temple's front steps. They began firing.

Anakin, Mace and Cin Drallig bound into action igniting their lightsabers and running head first into the barrage. Soon the temple was filled with Jedi and Clone Troopers alike. Jocasta Nu was helping four younglings to safety when she was ruthlessly gunned down by the mindless Troopers. Anakin rushed into a flurry of blaster fire simply swatting away the laser bolts. He impaled one through the stomach and in fluid motion cut down five more. He pivoted on his heal and came face to face with Sergeant Appo.

"General, what's going on?" Appo asked.

"I have no idea," Anakin said, "The Chancellor is a Sith lord. Why are the Clones attacking us?"

"I don't know sir, but I stand with you sir." Appo gave a nod and began firing his rifle at every clone he saw.


Kit woke up to the sound of blaster fire and lightsabers. He clenched his side at the burning pain.

"We must stay hidden," Rig said.

Mace busted through the doors. He deflected the barrage of blaster bolts with minimal effect. Kit outstretched his hand and used The Force to push them back.

"Come on!" Mace yelled, "We're evacuating the temple!"

Shaak Ti engaged with four clones. She closed the distance between them and her. She plunged her saber into the chest of one of the clones. She was cornered in the library. Moments away from getting killed, a green lightsaber swung across all four's necks. Cin Drallig appeared behind them, as decapitated heads landed at the feet of Shaak.

"Master Windu ordered an evacuation." Cin said, helping Shaak Ti back to her feet.

"What about the younglings?" Shaak asked.

"Skywalker is assisting the younglings to the landing platform, we must go there now," Coleman Kcaj appeared behind them.

The three Jedi masters ran to meet Anakin and Mace assisting Rig, Kit and Saesee into a jedi transport ship. They went to dispatch hundreds of clones running closely behind.

Fifteen temple guards began cutting their way through the clones. Cin began chasing after them.

"MASTER DRALLIG!" Mace called out.

"Go! We will hold them off," the Jedi master called back, "May the force be with you."

The doors to the transport closed and the Jedi abandoned their temple.

Cin struck down every clone that he passed. Among the clones walked a man in a dark cloak.

"Palpatine,"Cin whispered under his breath.


"I need to stop at Senator Amidala's apartment," Anakin said, "Tell her what has happened."

"Do not let your personal feelings get in the way, Skywalker," Mace said.

"Alright Master," Anakin bowed his head.

"How many did we lose?" Shaak asked.

"Too many," Anakin said.

"We must go to Tython," Mace Windu said.

Anakin received a hologram from Padme.

"Padme," Anakin said.

"I heard there was an attack on the Jedi Temple, I can see the smoke from here," Padme worried.

"I'm alright," Anakin said, "I'll explain everything, but take R2 and 3PO to a planet in the outer rim called Tython."

"I will," Padme said, "I love you."

"I love you too," Anakin said.