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Long Live the Empress by LexiKimble Long Live the Empress by LexiKimble
As Seen in prior episodes...

The Empress Padme Skywalker;
formerly The Lady Vader;
is enjoying her time as the new leader of the Imperial Republic Empire...

She watches her new charges and old friends confer and mingle, with some trepidation as they tread the new waters that she has now irrigated the galactic scenery with her very presence & willpower...

Jedi Masters Ben & Yoda confer while Aayla & Stass confers with their counterparts;
the Empress Skywalker's converted Dark Hands;
Mara Jade & Lumiya, once the Emperor's Palpatine's own before they turned against their despotic & corrupted Emperor for the then Lady Vader...

"Incredible, Still, it is... The Chosen one, not Anakin, not Leia, not Luke but PADME!?"
-spoke Yoda.

" Yes, Yoda. Even the ex-Emperor's visions were wrong. "
" When he thought that it was Anakin and he wasn't able to corrupt nor sway him to the Dark Side, he had him assassinated during the Jedi Purges. "
-Ben still looks on with his fellow surviving Master Jedis as they also watch the Empress now loyal Sith Lords & Ladies mingle with other fellow Jedi Knights;
an uneasy truce and peace foster by decree;
actually ram'd down everybody's throat by the Empress, Grand Admiral Thrawn and even both Luke & Leia.

" Yes, yes... The Chosen one, to set the Force back into balance but in this manner, not foreseen, no. "
-Yoda contemplates to himself as he watches Mara Jade, the Empress' Hand, flirt with Imperial Senator Luke Skywalker of Alderaan...

--Near Distant Past--

The Then Lady Vader had force choked Grand Moff Tarkin on the first Death Star in order to prevent him from ordering the destruction of the Planet Alderaan where her son was hidden by Ben decades ago and her agents found out whom Luke was when they secretly did some DNA analysis to confirm what she had felt in the force when she meet the adopted child while on tour and felt a familial kindred with the young adopted son of Bail Organa.
'Sooo, that is where Ben & Yoda hid one of my twin babies when I went Sith Mad over the death of my beloved Anakin... Well done, Ben... Pity for you, Tarkin, you picked the wrong planet to test your little toy with... Tho I shall give you a quick death since you unwittingly help me found my missing daughter ... LEIA ... on Tatooine, of all things, a moisture farmer!!'

" Your surface thoughts that I have gleamed off you shows you a greedy traitor that would turn this Death Star of the Empire against the Emperor... "
" Thus, I end your pathetic life and your treachery, ex-Grand Moff Tarkin. "
-speaks The Lady Vader as she and the other Imperial Officers watch in horror as Tarkin breathes his last breathe and stops

" Captain Daala, you will follow me back to Imperial Command. Your suspicions about his loyalities and his overt ambitions to use the SuperLaser against Coruscant were valid concerns. "
" General Tagge, you will take command of this battlestation and proceed to leave the Alderaan system and go after the Rebels reported at Yavin. "
" I shall not hold you responsible for the escape of the former Imperial Senator Luke Organa with rebels since Tarkin is now officially declared a traitor."
" And don't forget, Tagge, the Emperor takes a dim view of any of his subordinates targeting planets full of loyal citizens of The Imperial Empire... "
" IS THAT UNDERSTOOD, General Tagge?! "

" Ah, YES, Lady VADER! I shall move the ... MY battlestation to Yavin to hunt down any rebel forces there, Milady!! "
-shouts Tagge as he sees her raise her hand, just like before when she choked the living life out of Tarkin.


" But to have both sides, Jedi & Sith, Light & Dark Force users together, learning, training, practicing and even "
-states Ben...

<at this statement, Yoda Hummpt! as he see the very fabric of his reality change in front of his very eyes that were totally unexpected by either Jedi or Sith of olde.>

" The old rules of the Jedi have been eliminated so that this new era of combining the two different traditions of using the Force, both light & dark, can be comprehend and use properly..."
-mused Ben...

" Change ... Difficult, it is, accept no choice ... "
<signs Yoda as he sees Aayla flirting gently with Lumiya while Ben watches Leia bickering with Han Solo; the Ex-Imperial turn ex-smuggler now Captain of an Imperial StarDestroyer; calling him not good enought to be a Nerf Herder or something of that sort...>

" Me?! I'm a great Pilot, not a herder of beef, princess..."
-Solo pretending to look offended while verbally teasing Leia...

"Well, Thrawn, how goes the loyalities of the Imperial Systems that our once former pruneface once hail sway over, hmmmm...? "
-inquires the Imperial Empress as she playfully moves her leg between his own ...

" My, Lady ... I am please to report that even the Imperial fortress planet Byss has formally surrender to my battlefleets and have even surrender all of the former Emperor's Spaarti Cloning Cylinders that held his own clones. "
" The CloneMasters promptly destroyed the duplicates, thus preventing any usage of Palpatine's clones for future pretenders.."
-spoke Grand Admiral Thrawn as he moves ever closer to his Lady...

" Hmmpt! You do understand that the former Emperor had many secret bases that even I was not aware off that .."

" -That I found and had personally eliminated the cloned but corrupted Jedi Masters defending the facilities & made doubly sure that there was no Palpatine clones anywhere in those facilities..."
-retorted Thrawn as both smiles...

" Maybe so, BUT! "
" There will always be a doubt that he has still an unknown hidden base somewhere with a spare Spaarti Cylinder with a clone body ready to accept his mind... He was still the Master Dark Lord of the Sith ... "
-smiles the Empress as she touches his face tenderly...

" Yes, MiLady, and we in the Fleet, among with your Jedi & Sith warriors and the bounty hunters will continue the hunt and maintain a viligence.. "
" Fear not, My Lady... eventually, we shall prevail. We do have time, the manpower, the Fleet and the material to hunt the known and unknown galaxy..."

" Then kiss me you stubborn man of mine ... but don't get overconfident... "
" It was Daala that revealed the two main hidden facilities;
Byss and the Maw Installation;
that gave you the military & technological edge against the Palpatine loyalist Remnants & their Imperial holdings... "
" Don't get too cocky, my beloved ... "

" I never do ... your Imperial Highness ... "
-embraces the Empress as their ...

Art SE Kimble
Chars LucasArts
Words and Commission are :iconkclcmdr:
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Pr0crastronaut Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what han not in millinium falcon... han commanding star destroyer... does not compute... does not... NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jenny1873 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Hell yeah. Sweet pic.
LexiKimble Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Evolvana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   Digital Artist
It's really strange to see Thrawn kissing someone :XD: he's not the kind of guy who acts this way :XD:
LexiKimble Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I know, it was kinda weird drawing him like that. Disappointed with how he turned out tho, he looks all jacked up. -.-
Evolvana Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010   Digital Artist
He looks younger, maybe. But that's ok :D nice drawing by the way!
hoiist Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010   Filmographer
awesome sith outfits and cool story :)
LexiKimble Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
lord-natahan Featured By Owner May 21, 2010
I like your force-users! None of that self-rightchous jedi or sith crusade crap. And your usage of Thrawn is awesome! But what of the Noghri? Excuse any bad spelling.
kclcmdr Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
That shortcut link provided by dA didn't work...
Something is wrong with that pound statement ... #
It leads to a blank page

Here is the link : [link]

The Noghri is mentioned in the mini-story thread underneath the commish'd picture...
kclcmdr Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
I retract my statement..
The link is now working...?
dA is acting very strange lately...
LexiKimble Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
the Noghri are in the previous "page".

[link] <- here

Glad you like it. ^_^
patton360 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
As Darth vader would say: "Impressive"
ZandoranCelix Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Omg if I thought Metal Bikini Leia was have blown that image away....
singory Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
liea new dress is very very sexy :)
theEvilTwin Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
besides the attractive drawings.....I really dig the universe you build!
LexiKimble Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
pure-mattness Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010   Digital Artist
VERY very well done. :)
LexiKimble Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
NGoff Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Damn, girl! What a kickin' sweet outfit you designed for her! O.O

Love the coloring and shine on her...she steals the show for sure...:XD:
LexiKimble Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks bunches. ^_^
NGoff Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
kclcmdr Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Nicely done, Jaggyd...

I also see that Ms. Padme has influenced her daughter quite interestinly well in her dress decor...
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