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Once again, Asenath23 has created a wonderful scene from my version of "The Phantom Menace". You can find more of her work here: [link] Trapped on Naboo, seperated from the other Jedi and wounded by a pre-cyborg General Grievous, Barriss Offee and Senator Conradin run into Droid Commander VGR-001, a rather enlightened Trade Federation droid who tries to help in the politest way possible. When its logical mind is confronted with programmed orders to shoot, VGR (my nod to Star Trek: The Motion Picture) chooses not to, and let's them escape. Conradin and VGR will eventually become good friends through several stories.
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jmc42199 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
I like this droid.
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SaariCorporation Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I agree with you.
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
:)  Thank you, he is quite unusual for a Federation droid....
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jmc42199 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
If it's a droid, you've got my attention. And for the fact that he's an intelligent battle droid, that's amazing.
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Yes, VGR-001 is my answer to clumsy comedy battle droids.  He is thoughtful, sophisticated, and highly intelligent.  I have several adventures that feature him you might like :)
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jmc42199 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
I would certainly like to see them.
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
The Art of War"I come no more to make you laugh: things now, That bear a weighty and a serious brow, Sad, high, and working, full of state and woe, Such noble scenes as draw the eye to flow, We now present. Those that can pity, here May, if they think it well, let fall a tear; The subject will deserve it."
VGR-001, Droid General of the Separatist cause, walked by, inspecting his troops as they prepped for invasion of Toydaria.  Many of the droids looked at VGR with some confusion as he gave the small speech, addressing them in a grave manner.  It was still early in the war, and many neutral planets hung in the balance.
Though VGR's voice was the same tinny level as theirs, the fresh troops were able to ascertain that VGR was not the average cheap robot of the CIS.  He marched in deep red color, a single black stripe on his thin head, granting him the rank of General, and VGR would brook no clownish antics from his men.
A new dawn arose as the sun peaked upon the horizon of Toydaria, r




He makes an appearance at the end in an action packed moment.....

The Last Cold Day In HellAuthor's note:  There is some mature content in this story, while not explicit I wrote it to be about intimacy and not to be offensive.  
Plus, this story is a 3rd "Barrisoka" installment, a sequel to "Dark Gift for Palpatine" and "The Greatest Journey", and it is a bit darker than the previous stories.  It's a little longer than the other two but it was a story that got into my head to write.
I welcome any critiques and suggestions :)
The Last Cold Day in Hell
by Lordhadrian
Many Years had passed, since I first saw your face
On that fateful day in the Arena.
Now, in these dark times, I wonder if I come to you at night, in dreams,
or in the day, as memories.
Do I haunt your hours
in the way you haunted mine?
And I wonder if you see me when you look at her.
If we have souls, they are made of the love we share.
Undimmed by time.  Unbound by Death.
After all these years, I will see you again,
and in that moment, I know I am home.
~From the Journal of Conradin Hadranus.
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jmc42199 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014
Thanks!
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Edited Oct 10, 2014
You're welcome :) I hope to write more adventures with VGR-001
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FlyingWhales87 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
The droid is the best part of the picture. 
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Thank you :)  :iconasenath23: did a wonderful job :)
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FlyingWhales87 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
makes me wish all the trade federation droids had looked like that. 
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Red is an awesome color :)
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FlyingWhales87 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
personally, it is my favorite color.
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Cool.  Asenath 23 made him red, which I thought was an excellent choice, to help him stand apart from the other droids....
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FlyingWhales87 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
It certainly worked.
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
:)
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MirtaGevFett Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lordhadrian. our group only takes art that is based off the game Clone wars adventures so unless somthing in this is from the game this cant be here
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Ah, I must apologize.  I misunderstood the nature of your site :)  Go ahead and remove this then :)
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SpecterRulerOfAll Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
"I should shoot you, but I won't. Now get out of here before I'm forced to." Is what I see him saying.
I like this, the battle droids are my favourite characters in Star Wars, especially Post-Naboo where they actually have personalities!
Great art!
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Yes! I have always had some sympathy for them and wanted a droid character who was better than just being a clown. Very glad you enjoyed this :) :iconasenath23: did a nice job on the art :)
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SpecterRulerOfAll Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
Well not all the droids are clowns, the B2s aren't very talkative and are way less "stupid". The Magnaguards are intelligent and so are the Commando droids. But the problem with them, unlike the B1's, is they don't have personalities.

The B1's, despite being cheap and flimsy, have personalities and don't like being destroyed. I often wonder how come in certain SW:TCW episodes the clones/jedi destroy the B1s when they are unarmed. Infact, the only time a unarmed B1 didn't get destroyed for no reason was in that one episode in the "Ryloth" arc. Remember the one where Waxer and Boil picked up that little twi-lek girl? And how in the next episode there was a droid cleaning one of the cages and Obi-Wan locked him in there and instead of destroying him? Thats the only time a unarmed B1 was not shot/sashed in half for no reason. I kind of feel bad for them, as its obvious they don't like fighting.
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
True, not all the droids were used for comedy, but it felt at times that the combat droids were made to have ridiculous dialogue early on, and droids in general were always viewed as second class beings no matter how intelligent or thoughtful they might be. Of course, after the Clone Wars nobody was going to fully trust droids in general because of the stigma.

I was rather happy with the writing of VGR-001. He gave me a chance to really create some sympathy and humanity in a droid character.
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SpecterRulerOfAll Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
True, I like the tactical droids, but they were rather mean and underestimated the others. I love the B1s, the B2S are bland.

Where would I read your version of the phantom menace?
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
My Saga stories are in my gallery, in special folders off to the left. Stories 1-8 are a retelling of the Prequal Trilogy with my interpretation. It's in script form which I did back in 2005-08 when I tried to think of how I would do my own cinematic versions of Episodes I,II, and III. I did it before Clone wars became a bigger TV show, so Ahsoka does not play a big part (though I tried to fit her into it after they introduced her to the Star Wars fans)

The stories are:

1) There were Ten
2) Shadows Over Geonosis
3) The Phantom Menace
4) The Approaching Storm
5) Attack of the Clones
6) The Thorn Ascension
7) Reversal of Fortune
8) Revenge of the Sith

There's a lot to read, so take your time and enjoy. I have two Sepratist droids I became fond of in this series, VGR-001 and 888 (His friend Conradin would call him "Three-Eights") I also did more with the droid R5D4 from "A New Hope". I don't know why, but I thought I'd do more with him, and there's a running joke about his bad motivator through some stories.

:)
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SpecterRulerOfAll Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013
:iconbattledroidplz: :iconsaysplz: Roger Roger!
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Crimsonight Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just read past this scene! Very great story! I already like your version of Phantom Menace a lot more than the original. Lucasfilm/Disney should hire your as a creative consultant. You have a very even grasp on the antagonist and protagonist point of views.

I am so glad that I read your explanation post before getting any further in your stories. A lot of things make a lot more sense now. I sort of tell myself that I am reading the same timeline but in an alternate reality... sort of like a reboot of the trilogy. You know, like how Star Trek was recently rebooted with the same characters, some new ones, and a lot of alterations to things like personalities and major plot points. Your 'alternate' version is WAY better so far. B-)
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
I just got home from work and sat down to relax, and I see this wonderful comment that has made me smile on my Monday morning. I am incredibly humbled by your compliment! I am so very glad you enjoyed this scene, in writing and in this visual display by Asenath23.

I had hoped to create sympathetic characters on both sides, plus I didn't always like how the droids were always portrayed as clowns. i wanted at least one or two who knew what they were doing. :)

I saw so many possibilities with this trilogy, I could not stop my fingers from putting it together!!

I am so incredibly happy you are enjoying this. Of course, I also enjoy your constructive criticisms and thoughts to help make my writing better.

Weeee!!!
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Crimsonight Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're more than welcome B-)

I too didn't like the droids always being shown as clowns. I really enjoyed the Onderon story arc in the clone wars because it involved that droid general who finally seemed to have some independence and the ability to make intuitive decisions.
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
True :)
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
You have an enlightened Fed Trade droid character who helps people, that is utterly awesome. :heart:
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
:) Thank you very much for the comment. I thought it was a little one sided for Star Wars to have Clones with great personalities, so I thought I'd write stories with Sepratist droids who might be unique :)
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SonicClone Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
This is really GREAT!
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Thank you very much! Asenath23 had all the talent, and I'm glad you enjoyed it :)
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SonicClone Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
:)
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100NETTE Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
So aweshum!!! :D
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Thank you so much! I owe it to Asenath23 and her drawing/coloring skills :)
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100NETTE Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Student Filmographer
well she did a great job ;D
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
:)
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tophxomi Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the droids coloring!
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
:) Thank you! He is an unusual character :)
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tophxomi Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome! i love unusual characters!
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
:)
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Zoe-the-Pink-Ranger Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Oh my Goddess!
This is awesome... and deserves a much smarter comment than I can think of right now... so I will fave this and get back to you later ;)

Oh, and Barriss! Squeeeeeee!
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
:D Thank you so very much :):) I look forward to your thoughts!
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GeneralHerbison Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
Brilliant artwork. I take my hat off :)
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
She did a wonderful job :) I'm glad you enjoyed it!
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Twazzi Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow.... She does amazing work...
In another matter... OMG BARRISS! :D *fangirls*
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lordhadrian Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
I know!! I never knew what to expect when I first asked her to do "Senator and The Jedi". My jaw drops and heart skips a beat every time she has shown me her work :)

Yes, poor Barriss gets shot after Grievous hunts them in the woods. Danger and excitement :)
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