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can be seen. He certainly couldn't complete with Vader on a physical level, nor did he wish to. But when this dream of his became cold durasteel reality, Vader's vaunted flagship would be yesterday's holos. Why waste time finding and incinerating Rebel bases on various and sundry asteroids and moons when, with a single command, he could see an entire planet decimated?

And he would have that power, very soon now. Repairs on the recent damage were well under way, and the crew chiefs, directing three shifts, reported that over the course of the next few months the original work schedule should be reclaimed. Tarkin had every hope that the fifth-column activity had been scotched. Certainly, anyone who came under Vader's steely gaze who had anything to do with it would be removed forthwith from the playing board- permanently.

This battle station would be built-and when it was done, it would be the ultimate power in the galaxy.

Tarkin could be patient until then.

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MACHINE TOOL STORAGE UNIT ALPHA-FOUR, POLAR ORBIT AROUND DESPAYRE

Ratua had no specific plan as to how he would get from the orbiting warehouse to the battle station called the Death Star. But he wasn't stupid. The section in which he

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