By Elizabeth Ann Scarborough, Anne McCaffrey

Acorna, the "unicorn girl" has made peace together with her Linyaari previous, and aboard the interplanetary salvage vessel Condor she is ultimately unfastened. yet dread overtakes her while a misery sign summons Acorna and her partners to a close-by planet. For one of the myraid wonders of this international of sentient crops and intoxicating perfumes are unmistakable indicators that everythng Acorna holds pricey is in danger. A promise of world-shattering devastation is within the celestial winds-and drawing close disaster on the claws of the cold-blooded insectile race that seeks to get rid of all Linyaari and human existence from the galaxy...the Khleevi!

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The swift-moving speeder was bringing them rapidly closer, and it wasn't long before she could make out the unique details of the Temple's construction. The foundation was a pyramid of successively smaller blocks, creating a stepped or ziggurat effect. On the top of the uppermost level was a tall central spire, surrounded on each corner by smaller, secondary spires. Scattered among the spires were open plazas, wide promenades, vast natural gardens, and a number of smaller buildings that served as dorms or administrative centers.

They consider it their duty to educate and inform the ignorant masses. If you ask one of them a question, they can't help but answer it. We can use this to our advantage during our meeting. " "I believe they are," the Ithorian replied. " "I am a member of the Council of First Knowledge," he explained, launching into a lesson just as Serra had said he would. "We are keepers of the wisdom of the Jedi. We maintain the Great Library, we oversee the teachings of the younglings, and we seek out the ancient histories and Holocrons that will bring us greater knowledge of the light side of the Force.

At least as tall as you, Master Obba. Oblivious to Serra's inner turmoil, the Ithorian continued his tale. "The lightsabers of the fallen Jedi were found in Caleb's camp; the Dark Lord had kept them as trophies. Master Tho'natu brought them back, along with the healer's remains, so they could be laid to rest in a place of honor. "This monument represents one of the greatest triumphs of the Jedi Order, but also one of its grimmest chapters. The Sith are no more, but only at the cost of many lives that will be sorely missed.

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