Star Wars Republic Commando: True Colors
|Cover artist||Greg Knight|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Preceded by||Star Wars Republic Commando: Triple Zero|
|Followed by||Star Wars Republic Commando: Order 66|
Star Wars Republic Commando: True Colors is the third novel in the Republic Commando series, written by Karen Traviss. It is a sequel to Hard Contact and Triple Zero and continues the story of Omega Squad's actions during the Clone Wars.
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At the beginning of the story, Sergeant Walon Vau, now destitute of his military status, and Delta Squad are found on the frozen planet of Mygeeto. It is explained that Vau, though reluctant to take the Deltas with him, is planning on “liberating” some funds from his family vault. After taking a sum of 55 million credits Vau and the Delta’s attempt to escape before being caught. Their escape attempt goes awry and leads to Vau being trapped under a large amount of ice, slowly dying of hypothermia. During this time, Omega squad is being launched via jetpack to the planet Graftikaar. Once landed, they meet with Null ARC trooper A’Den and the Graftikaar insurgency formed by a humanoid lizard species.
At the same time, Sergeant Kal Skirata is haggling with a Rodian merchant for a submersible-flight capable ship. It is discovered that he plans on using this to track down the former head Kaminoan scientist, Ko Sai. It is explained that Ko Sai had deserted the republic and had taken a large sum of money, as well as her research. It is also revealed that Skirata is attempting to capture Ko Sai, so that he may create a cure for the clones accelerated aging, which will eventually lead them to die at an early age. Skirata and Ordo receive a message from Delta Squad explaining what has occurred to Vau. Skirata and Ordo go to Mygeeto where they rescue Vau. Vau gives everything but a pair of earrings to Skirata for the clone retirement fund. Ordo is given the earrings to give to Besany Wennen, whom he is in a relationship with.
On Graftikaar, Darman and Atin are infiltrating a city on Graftikaar. In the city they discover ARC trooper Sull, a previously believed to be missing. Darman and Atin capture him and bring him back to the camp, where A’Den releases Sull. Darman then goes to Sull’s apartment where he is assaulted by clone covert operations troopers. During the final assault on the capital of Graftikaar, Fi is injured in an explosion. It is revealed that it is a concussion and that he is brain dead and therefore is to be terminated. Skirata arranges to send Fi to a medical facility on Coruscant where he is scheduled to be terminated. Besany Wennen attempts to stop this from happening, and manages to delay the termination until CSF officer Jaller Obrim arrives and takes Fi to his home.
Meanwhile, on Qiluura Etain Tur-Mukan is tasked with removing all the colonists from the planet. She does so but is forced to use aggressive actions after the colonists are not willing to surrender. After the battle she starts miscarrying Darman's child. She sends a distress call to Skirata who sends Ordo to help her. Ordo stabilizes the child and then takes Etain with her to meet up with Skirata, Vau and Null ARC Mereel who replaced Ordo while he was with Etain. Skirata finds Ko Sai in an underwater lab and takes her and her research before detonating the lab.
On the ship, Ordo gets enraged by Ko Sai’s unwillingness to cooperate that he takes the drive with all her research and destroys it. Skirata is horrified but sets a course for Mandalore. Once there, Etain gives birth to a son named Venku. Skirata then goes to Coruscant to pick up Fi.
Once arrived on Coruscant Skirata finds out that Bardan Jusik has been attempting to accelerate Fi’s healing. Upon his return Skirata discovers that Ko Sai has committed suicide. Skirata is devastated that they now no longer have any means of slowing the clones’ aging, but Mereel reveals that he had made copies and was merely bluffing.
- Sergeant Kal Skirata
- Sergeant Walon Vau
- Null arc N-11, Ordo
- Null arc N-7, Mereel.
- RC 1309, Niner
- RC 1136, Darman
- RC 8015, Fi
- RC 3222, Atin
- RC 1138, Boss
- RC 1262, Scorch
- RC 1140, Fixer
- RC 1207, Sev.
- General Etain Tur Mukan
- General Bardan Jusik
True colors was published on October 30, 2007.
- "TheForce.Net - Books - Review: Republic Commando: True Colors". TheForce.Net. Retrieved 2017-02-19.