Disclaimer: I don't own Naruto or Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

A/N: I put up a new RWBY story to take the original's place as it was my Beta's idea and they haven't talked to me in over a year and it doesn't feel right to continue without them.

There's a quick poll up for Naruto's OC team, him going on a canon one (Will do another quick poll on canon teams if this wins), or him by himself. It'll be up for a couple of weeks.

Beta: Chaos-PSD. Contributor: Kuronodono12.


Chapter XXVII: Legacy Of Terror.

Sometimes, Accepting Help Is Harder Than Offering It.

Victory on Geonosis! After a massive planetary siege, the Separatist forces on Geonosis have finally fallen. Key weapons factories have been destroyed, but at a heavy cost to Republic troops. Now, as Jedi Master Luminara Unduli and Obi-Wan Kenobi begin a cleanup of the planet, they launch an intense campaign to find Separatist leader Poggle the Lesser and bring him to justice….

Geonosis.

Rex is taking the three Padawans to a gunship for medical treatment. "Sorry to leave you here, Rex. There's still a lot to do." Ahsoka said as she and the others stepped into the ship.

"You three have done enough to destroy that factory. Go get some rest. We'll let General Kenobi take it from here." Rex said to the trio.

"We'll be back before you know it, Captain Rex," Barriss said before the doors closed.

"We're ready, sir."

Up ahead, several gunships landed behind Luminara who looked back to see Obi-Wan and Cody walking to her. "A hard-won victory," Obi-Wan said as he stopped beside Luminara.

"Indeed. And a costly one. We suffer a great many losses in these battles. Too many."

"The battles do appear to be coming with growing frequency," Obi-Wan said looking forward.

"No sign of Poggle, then?"

"Nothing," Obi-Wan replied, putting his hands on his hips. "We have clone squadrons spread out all over the area, but no hits yet."

"I'll go out and find some clue as to where he went," Luminara said before walking to a speeder bike.

"I'm sure the clones can handle-"

"Poggle has too much information about the Separatists to let him get away."

"Very well, Master Unduli."

Just make sure to leave a bit of strategic planning for me when I come back, Master Kenobi. I'd hate to feel left out." She said before putting on goggles, got on the bike, then left.

Poggle.

Meanwhile, Poggle's AAT is dragging several crates with the use of tractor beams. A sandstorm begins, and one crate falls off of it. "We lost one!" One B1 droid said before Poggle looked back and spoke.

"Lord Poggle says to leave it. We gotta keep moving."

Republic HQ.

Obi-Wan walked into the main room and saw Ki-Adi Mundi at the holo table. "What's this? I didn't expect to find you up and about." Obi-Wan said to the Master who looked at him.

"After enough time in a bacta tank, one longs for the mundane comfort of star charts."

"It seems like it did you some good. Your wound looks almost healed." Obi-Wan commented looking at his face.

"I wish I could say the same for most of my men."

"Well, let's make sure we don't have to take Geonosis a third time," Obi-Wan said before a hologram of the planet came up and he pointed to the middle. "Poggle's forces seem to have come from the northern hemisphere.

"And where was Master Unduli's last contact made?" Mundi asked as Obi-Wan pointed down a little.

"This region, farther to the west, but there's nothing out there according to our latest intel." He said before a beep came from the table and Luminara came up explaining she found a box on her recon.

"It appears to be a munitions container of some kind."

"It could just be debris." Mundi mused as she shook her head.

"I don't think so. There was no battle in this area." She explained before they heard a clone beside her speak up.

"It looks like Poggle was on a direct course, 11 Mark 72, that way."

"Headed directly for the Progate Temple."

"That makes no sense," Mundi said, shaking his head. "Nothing in the temple could have survived the munitions we used in the first wave of our attack. Why would he risk exposure to go there?"

"I'm not yet sure. Perhaps he doesn't realize the extent to which we cleared that area." Luminara explained as Naruto and Anakin walked in with BD jumping onto the edge of the table.

"Master Luminara, I'm tracking a sandstorm that's heading your way," Anakin said to the Master who glanced at him.

"No matter. Poggle is out in the open, and I intend to grab him before he can get off-world."

Mundi shook his head at that. "I advise against it. You might get lost in the storm.

"Then we'd have to find both you and Poggle," Obi-Wan said, putting a hand to his chin.

"I feel it is a risk worth taking."

"As you wish," Mundi said with a sigh as the others looked out the window and saw the storm.

Luminara And Buzz.

"Let's go," Luminara said to the clone and they got on their speeders and put on goggles as they followed the route into the sandstorm.

And passed a deactivated B1 droid covered partly in the sand. "I can't track Poggle in this storm," Buzz said as she continued looking forward.

"We'll reach the temple soon. We can get out of the storm there."

Republic HQ.

"What could be taking her so long?" Anakin asked, looking at the storm. "Something must have happened."

"She'll be fine, Anakin," Naruto said, crossing his arms.

"It's a delicate operation," Mundi said looking at the holo-map of Geonosis. "I'm sure we'll have more information soon."

"I must admit, I am troubled that we've not heard from her," Obi-Wan commented, putting a hand on his chin.

"Let's not start worrying yet," Naruto said, walking over to them. "Master Luminara's not one to take unnecessary risks."

A few minutes went by before Luminara came upon the hologram table slightly in static. "Master Kenobi. We tracked Poggle to the Progate Temple, but now there's no sign of him."

"Go no further until we can send support. The storm is making things difficult. We can barely read your transmission as it is.

"Are you sure he went into the temple?" Mundi asked, leaning on the table.

"Yes, we saw him enter, but I think he's gone down into the catacombs below."

Naruto sighed at that. "Those catacombs go on for miles. We may have lost him."

"Get yourself out of there," Obi-Wan said before they heard Buzz scream having Luminara turn with her lightsaber before the transmission ended

"Master Unduli? Master Unduli!"

"We've lost the connection."

Anakin then turned before Obi-Wan spoke. "Where are you going?"

"Take a guess."

"We'll never get to her in this storm. The gunships can't handle it." Naruto said, pointing to the storm.

"We can't wait!"

"I'm sorry, Skywalker. We have no choice." Mundi said, bringing his arms behind his back. "We must be patient and trust in Master Unduli."

"We'll leave as soon as the storm lifts," Obi-Wan said to his former Padawan who looked out the window.

A few minutes went by before Naruto sighed and walked out. "Where are you going?"

Naruto stopped as Obi-Wan spoke. "To my speeder, I've got a windshield on it for times like this I'll see if I can get to her in case she does get hurt or something."

Before any of them could speak, Naruto was already out with BD running after him.

Later, Naruto in his speeder bike now with a windshield on it and goggles, rode in the storm following the path Luminara gave before stopping as he saw a deactivated droid. Stepping out, he picked the droid up and placed it on the back of the bike before strapping it down as he figured he could get info from it.

He then continued for a while and came to a large building structure before landing and walked to go into a room that's carved outside. BD saw several statues before dropping them down and scanned them. "Man, that is one nasty looking bug," Naruto commented looking at one that had a headdress on top of an entrance with bones on the ground. He then saw Buzz dead in the corner before sighing. "Damn."

He then looked around and saw a lightsaber on the ground and picked it up. After the storm passed, Naruto saw a gunship fly to him before Anakin, Obi-Wan, and clones walked out and up to the room. "Stay alert, everyone," Naruto ordered before they looked at him from the other side.

"Any sign of Luminara?" Obi-Wan asked Naruto who shook his head.

"No, and I wasn't going to go looking for her without backup."

"(BEEP!)"

"Backup with guns then!" Naruto yelled as BD looked over his shoulder.

"There was a struggle," Obi-Wan said as Naruto noticed a hole on the floor, mostly underneath a metal door. Obi-Wan then looked to see Luminara's lightsaber Naruto placed on his speedster. "This is not a good sign." He said as Anakin walked over.

"Luminara's lightsaber."

"Poggle didn't do this," Obi-Wan said as the others looked at him.

"But maybe that did," Naruto said looking at the stone face he saw earlier.

"That is one ugly bug."

"I haven't seen one that looks like that before," Anakin said, looking up with Naruto as BD looked over Naruto's back.

"(Trills.)"

"I don't believe anyone has. It could be the Geonosian queen." Obi-Wan mused standing up.

"The bugs have a queen?"

"Mmm. Rumored. But we haven't found any proof of her existence." Obi-Wan replied as Naruto looked at a rib cage at the door.

"Until now."

"This way," Obi-Wan said as each Jedi picked up their sabers and BD turned his light on.

"Come on, men, let's move," Cody said as they turned their helmet lights on and walked inside the dark corridor.

They started walking for a while before Cody's comms started beeping. "This leads to a dead end." He said as they came to a split. He then turned to a small doorway before kneeling at it. "This one goes down the furthest. "Sir, I'd say that's our best bet."

"I'll go first," Obi-Wan said before crouching to walk followed by Naruto and Anakin.

Suddenly, they heard Luminara on their holo pad.

"Master Kenobi! If you're following me, you must leave this place. Just get out! I repeat, fall back!" She yelled before being attacked

Obi-Wan then looked to the others. "She must be close by. Come on!" They ran further down the tunnel before coming across sickly-looking Geonosians with white eyes. "I don't like the looks of this."

They then attacked only for the bugs to be unaffected with worms coming out of their noses before going back in. Naruto then jumps over to one and cuts his head off. "Go for the heads!"

"Look out!"

"I can't stop them!"

"On, no! No!"

"Back, everyone! Back!" Obi-Wan yelled as more came to them. "Take out the tunnel supports! It's the only way!"

The clones shot the support beams causing a cave in having them dive through another doorway to another room.

"What were those things? We couldn't kill them." Anakin panted as Obi-Wan looked at him.

"I've heard stories of a Geonosian hive mind so powerful, so strong, that it can maintain its connection with its warriors even after they have died."

"That would explain why taking off their heads was the only way to stop them," Naruto said as BD shook the dust off his head. "Because they're already dead."

"That can't be true. That's impossible!" Anakin said as Naruto looked at him.

"Not really, in my homeworld, there's a Forbidden Technique to temporarily resurrect the dead with full cognitive and combat capabilities… Though it comes at the price of a human sacrifice."

The two Jedi looked appalled at that. "Why does such a technique exist?!" Anakin asked Naruto who sighed.

"Several reasons though: intel and distractions are at the top. Look, I'll tell you more after this." Naruto finished before Obi-Wan looked at Anakin.

"Call for reinforcements."

Anakin then brought his comms up only to sigh as he saw he had no signal. "There's no signal."

"We must be too deep underground." Obi-Wan mused then looked at two clones of him before speaking. "You two, head back to the surface and contact General Mundi. Tell him we need reinforcements."

"Yes, sir." The two saluted before leaving through another tunnel.

A moment went by before they heard screaming before running to see the two dead. "The thing is a lot more powerful than we assumed. I'm going to the surface to alert General Mundi myself." Anakin said as he started walking away.

"You'd be outnumbered," Naruto said looking down at the clones. "We can't divide our troops again. We don't have time to double back to the surface. Every moment we waste puts Master Luminara in greater danger."

They then continued going deeper down the tunnels. "The air is warmer here," Obi-Wan commented as he felt the warmer air. "We must be getting close."

"Forget the heat," Anakin said before coughing. "(Coughs!) It smells down here."

"Keep your voice down," Naruto said as he looked forward.

"I'm just saying. This planet is rotten from the inside out."

Then they came to a large room where a group of dead Geonosians with Poggle stood in front of a dazed Luminara tied underneath a very large female Geonosian with a large headdress and a sash on her chest. She has six limbs instead of four, and a huge egg-laying organ.

"I've got a bad feeling about this," Anakin commented as Obi-Wan looked forward.

"It must be the queen."

"Any sign of Luminara?"

"I see her," Naruto said, pointing forward. "She's suspended near the throne."

"Perfect. What about Poggle?" Anakin asked as Naruto looked down.

"He's speaking with the queen."

"Good. You and Obi-Wan take the soldiers, I'll take the queen."

"Oh, I must have missed the day you made Master and became the boss of me Sky-Guy."

"Must you always rush into things?" Obi-Wan said, breaking the two Knights up.

"Oh, no. You don't want to talk about it, do you?

"Matter of fact, I do. Anakin, don't you wonder why they took Luminara captive? Why not just kill her?"

"She's leveraged. She's a hostage." Anakin said with a shrug.

"Leverage for what?" Obi-Wan asked, hand on his chin. "No, there's something else going on here, and these zombies are connected to it."

"Fine. We'll try it your way." Anakin begrudgingly said before Obi-Wan looked at him.

"So glad you agree. Cody set your men up around the perimeter. These creatures live in darkness. The light from your helmet should blind them temporarily. Turn your lamps on at my signal. They should create enough confusion for us to get Luminara out of here."

"But what happens when the bugs pursue?" Cody asked the Jedi. "You've seen them in action, sir. We can't kill them."

"We'll have to bury them," Naruto said from his spot as he was looking around. "It'll at least slow them down. Shoot out the support pillars and this whole place will collapse."

"Let's go!" Obi-Wan said as he, Naruto, and Anakin walked forward.

"How did you know they wouldn't just attack us?" Anakin asked as they continued walking.

"Because I make observations, while you think with your lightsaber."

"Well, that quick thinking of mine is usually needed when your observations get us into trouble," Anakin commented as Obi-Wan turned to look at him.

"Anakin, the queen took Luminara hostage. She wanted a Jedi, now she has three more. I want to know what she's after." Obi-Wan explained as the clones got in position.

Naruto moved his blaster to be put in his pouch. He kept his headband and necklace as they walked up to the queen who screeched. "Well, when this doesn't go as planned, which it probably won't, I'll be ready."

"That is so reassuring," Obi-Wan said as they stopped in front of the queen.

"I thought I told you not to follow me, Master Kenobi," Luminara said as Obi-Wan smiled.

"Yes, well, I took a lesson from Anakin and decided not to follow orders."

"Hey!"

"You." The queen slowly said in Basic as she pointed to the three. "You are the creatures that attack Geonosia. Why have you come before me?"

"Your Majesty, it is a pleasure to finally meet you," Obi-Wan said to the queen as Naruto sighed while their sabers and shoto were taken by the zombies. "I am Obi-Wan Kenobi, and this is Anakin Skywalker and Naruto Uzumaki. It is our sad duty to inform you that your rule is at an end."

"You not dictate to me, Jedi! My empire is forever!" The queen said to Obi-Wan who looked up.

"I'm afraid it does not appear that way, Your Grace. You shall release the Jedi Luminara and submit to Republic law."

"I no submit to you!" She yelled to them

"Majesty, destroying us shall only make the Republic's judgment of you harsher," Obi-Wan yelled at her.

"No, Jedi. No! I no destroy you, I devour you! I control you. I had but one Jedi before young Poggle bring me, but now I have four!" The queen said as a Geonosian walked up holding a green egg that hatched a worm. "Now, watch as my child enters your Jedi friend. And once inside, her mind becomes my mind, her thoughts, my thoughts."

Naruto looked at the worm before speaking to the others. "It's a sort of mind control, a hive mind. She thinks she can possess us."

"Great. Find out everything you wanted to know yet?" Anakin asked Obi-Wan who shook his head.

"No, wait, I want to see how it works."

"I don't think Luminara wants to see how it works."

"No, I don't," Luminara spoke up as Poggle took the worm and flew up to her.

"I'm curious. The more we know, the better." Obi-Wan said as Naruto put his hands behind his back at his pouch.

"I disagree!" Luminara yelled as Anakin turned to Obi-Wan.

"So do I."

"Come, now, the nose or the ear? Which do you think will enter?" Obi-Wan asked as Anakin sighed.

"I think the nose."

"Well, can't be the butt. It won't get past the stick that's up there." Naruto said, now holding his blaster in his pouch getting ready.

"I hope this is part of the plan," Luminara said as the worm crawled around her face.

"Isn't it always? Cody! Now!" Obi-Wan yelled as the clones turned their lights on, blinding the bugs as Naruto shot the Geonosian that held the sabers before pulling him over while holstering his pistol.

They then started fighting as Obi-Wan after getting his saber, pulled the worm to him before Naruto freed Luminara. Anakin then tossed her lightsaber, which she put it to Poggle's throat as Naruto went behind him before putting cuffs on the bug. "You're coming with us, Poggle!"

"Obi-Wan, look out!" Anakin yelled before grabbing the worm in Obi-Wan's hands and threw it on the ground before stomping on it.

"What? Anakin, no!"

"Got it."

"What are you doing? I was going to study that!" Obi-Wan yelled as BD ran over and scanned the worm.

"Study the bottom of my boot. Come on, let's get out of here!"

"Here they come!" Naruto yelled, taking Poggle with him by using the Force to pull him along.

BD then got back on his back as the clones yelled out.

"Take out the supports!" Cody yelled as the clones did that having debris fall on the queen.

They then ran down a hall before a clone yelled out again. "They're still coming!"

Naruto noticed a hole in the ceiling before yelling out. "This is our way out. Start climbing." They started climbing up, having more debris fall. "Obi-Wan, look out!" He yelled as a gust of wind blew them up to the entrance before they ran out as the building collapsed.

"All things considered, that went better than I expected," Anakin said before coughing from the dust.

"I wish we could have gotten one of those worms. Knowing how the queen controls her minions could have proven valuable." Obi-Wan said to him as Naruto sighed.

"Well, hopefully, the secret is buried with her." He said before they walked to the ships.

"Can you tell us about that technique?" Anakin asked as Naruto sighed.

"Yeah."

(Flashback.)

Konoha Hokage's Office.

A 13-year-old Naruto stood in front of the Sandiame (Third Fire Shadow.)

He has fair skin grey hair, and he has wrinkles and liver spots. He has a single line running vertically under the outer corners of each eye, which stretched down into his face until they reached his cheeks. He's wearing the customary hat and haori of the Hokage with a red, full-length kimono that is tied using a white sash and he's holding a pipe.

Naruto is wearing black pants and a dark orange shirt.

They're talking about Naruto having the Kyūbi sealed inside him. "Why did the Yondaime (Fourth Fire Shadow) choose me?"

Hiruzen sighed as he took a drag from his pipe. "Because you were the only baby born that night, and he saw greatness in you."

Naruto stared at him for a moment before speaking. "I would like to know about this other jutsu I saw in the scroll… The Kuchiyose: Edo Tensei. (Summoning: Impure World Reincarnation.) Can it really bring people back?"

Hiruzen looked shocked at that for a moment before speaking. "Yes, but at the cost of sacrificing another person to do so."

"Who would create such a jutsu?" Naruto asked, crossing his arms.

"The Nidaime. (Second Fire Shadow.)" Hiruzen said before continuing. "He created it for several reasons… It can be used to bring back an ally temporarily to tell how they died/what the enemy was/where they were… Be used to create a diversion against enemy forces..and be used in special ceremonial occasions."

"But he also laid down VERY specific rules regarding the use of the Jutsu and that the violation of the rules would be an immediate death sentence for the one that broke them. One: The Jutsu cannot be used on an unwilling sacrifice...enemies/death row prisoners are an exception. And two: An Ally can be used for the sacrifice ONLY if the Ally is Fatally/Mortally wounded and gives his/her consent to be used as the sacrifice and if the use of the jutsu is to save the lives of other allies."

(Flashback End.)

"Can you use it?" Anakin asked Naruto who looked at him.

"I know what to do, yes, but I don't know if it'll work anywhere but my world or even someone who doesn't have chakra," Naruto said before walking to his speeder.

To Be Continued.


A/N: Thanks for reading and let me know of any mistakes.

Beta: Chaos-PSD. Contributor: Kuronodono12.

I put up a new RWBY story to take the original's place as it was my Beta's idea and they haven't talked to me in over a year and it doesn't feel right to continue without them.

There's a quick poll up for Naruto's OC team, him going on a canon one (Will do another quick poll on canon teams if this wins), or him by himself. It'll be up for a couple of weeks.

Next to be updated will be Avatar Maelstrom.

Nothing else to say.

Talk To You Later,

Lone Wolf Out.