Force Heritage: A Prelude To the Kenobi WayChapter Number:
"Midquel" to my Obidala epic One Path
. With Padme and Obi Wan in Mos Eisley, the children face a new danger in the desert.Rating:
Obidala, Luke, Anakin Kenobi, mention of Leia and Bail Organa--possible appearances from them in later chapters.A/N:
Post Clone Wars era AU in an continuity with One Path
| Notes on The Kenobi Way
series can be found here
.| Notes and previous chapters of Force Heritage
can be found here
. Chapter 4 is here
. I'd appreciate if anyone has the time to read my special note/ranmble below.Special note:
Yes, I am back. This is a real update. Your eyes are not deceiving you.
After two long years, I am finally on the track to better health. My migraine headaches are more controlled for the time being, and I will be able to have health insurance starting in October, so hopefully things will continue to improve with my other stuff.
I am not going to be able to update as frequently as I used to-I'm wearing wrist braces on both arms and have to be careful of how much I type. This chapter took about a month to finish and another couple of weeks to get beta'd. So you can probably expect updates every six weeks or so. No more chapters every week like I did with One Path.
I've been out of fandom so long I'm not sure who's still active. I'm looking for a few people familiar with One Path
to act as pre-publication readers. Basically, you get the chapters a week in advance of anyone else in exchange for answering a few questions and generally telling me what you think. You don't have
to do detailed beta edits, but I'd be thrilled if one or two people might volunteer for that.A general note about my Star Wars writing and the One Path universe.
My creative partner for this universe/storyline has left livejournal and pared back her involvements in fandom due to other commitments and needs in her life. She's still involved but may not be able to contribute as much to the content of the stories. I'm not as familiar with the EU as she is (and don't like a lot of it) so I'm changing my approach to this story and future content in this 'verse. Since we're not covering the film saga and this is an alternate universe storyline, I'm going to have details that may not match the EU. I don't have the time or interest to research every EU character and plotline. Apologies to anyone who is a fan of the EU; you're just not going to find much of it in my verse. I'll be including a handful of characters who've already been mentioned in One Path
(like Mara Jade and Talon Karrde) but in other cases, the characters' backgrounds may be pretty different or they just won't appear.Now on to notes regarding this story specific chapter.
1. It's been a few years since I wrote in this verse, so if you notice any drastic changes in my writing style, that's why. I'm doing my best to keep it consistent.
2. We briefly mention in One Path that the Kenobi family built a house on the Lars' property. The house is not underground the way the main homestead living space is. The Kenobis and the Lars' didn't have the resources to do that. Most of what I write about the layout of the farm and how it's set up are conjecture based on a few references from the films, what little I could find on Wookiepedia and things I've picked up from reading about desert ecology in Frank Herbert's Dune novels. I have no idea if the EU ever explains moisture farming in detail, so I'm making stuff up and doing my best to make sure it's plausible.
3. What the boys do in this chapter is based on a combination of Dune elements and a Force technique I once read about in an early EU novel. Extra points if you spot the refs.
Before anyone asks: I'm sorry, I don't know when I'll be getting back to Land and Sky or my Stargate stories. I WILL. I promise. Thanks for your continued patience.