// Little known fact: the imperial walkers, AT-AT’s, weren’t merely assault vehicles, they were also ideal for long ground patrol missions.
Usually, if planets were needed to be monitored from the surface, probe droids would do the job. Some planets however, were a little too demanding for droids only and a ground crew was deployed.
The big hull of an AT-AT could be equipped with gear and rations for small crew for months at the time. The long patrol missions were tedious, keeping an eye on the endless monotonous landscapes for weeks could induce cabin fever to the crew. To avoid that, daily pauses were necessary and the troopers were allowed to walk outside freely.
On one of these missions TK-24/7 was accidentally left outside for the night cycle. Above the polar circle in the northern hemisphere, the sun did not go down at all. Ever! He later recalled those hours as the loveliest and loneliest hours he ever experienced.
This isn’t the most original work I’ve done, this style has been around for a while (Cédric Delsaux et al). Still, it’s a lot of fun to try it out. :)
Hey, all! We (the Cabin Fever crew) had a chat and we came to the conclusion that we have to EXTEND the ORIGINAL DEADLINE: Dec 22 up until Feb 22 as we didn’t receive the minimum number of submissions, due to the hectic holiday season. So if you missed the original deadline, no worries! you now have plenty of time to submit!!