Small sketch of Ibunduur the plant zombie and a birb! Ibun used to be an Orrian wizard who lost his body while messing up with forbidden magic, then hundreds of years later Wooch found his soul, went full Frankenstein and made a sylvari-like body with a human skeleton base for the soul to accomodate.
Ibun actually has a terrible personality so Wooch got him a raven chick to make him a bit more compassionate. It only helped a little, if at all, and the raven is Ibun’s partner in crime now.
Steve stares up at him. His bottom lip trembled. He’d been on a mission and nearly drowned, until Bucky saved him. And now, that night, he keeps reliving it - the cold, icy feeling of being utterly helpless. Like he losing it all over again.
Bucky swoops down and kisses him, “it’s me, darlin’. I’m here, I got you.”
Steve whimpers and clings onto Bucky, burying his face in the brunette’s chest. They are curled up on their bed, covered in thick blankets and yet the warmth does nothing to slow his racing heart.
“I’m scared,” Steve whispers, looking up at Bucky with doe eyes.
“I’m here,” Bucky kisses his forehead, “I promise. I’ll be here to protect you, all the time. Okay?”
Steve nods and sniffs, tucking himself into Bucky’s arms again, knowing that if the nightmares came back, Bucky would be there to protect him.
One of the things that never sit well with me is the whole “Vader
deliberately deceived the Noghri
to make them his loyal subordinates”. Don’t get me wrong, it’s less
about thinking he couldn’t do such horrible thing, but more… why Vader
would bother to manipulate Noghri in such way, when it could so easily
turn against him? I mean, Anakin - be it a Jedi or Sith - was widely
recognised as a great warrior. The moment when Noghri stood against
Vader and his imperial troopers, he was impressed by their skills and
decided to spare the alien warriors.
Providing Noghri with real help would only
the bond between Sith Lord and the alien warrior race. Hell, even one of
Noghri leader told Leia once that her clan members would serve Vader
because everyone of them were so impressed with such warrior and the
chance to “go between stars” was so appealing to many. They would go
with him, even without any promise of help from Empire. They decided to
serve him, and therefor Empire. Vader used Noghri warriors as his own
personal bodyguards, sent them on the most dangerous but at the same,
the most important missions. He had them (and their skills) in high
regard. Not many human imperials was even close to such honor. If
anything, taking care of basic needs (keeping Honoghr from total ecology
destruction) wasn’t even that big problem for Darth Vader. The
Sith Lord once promised to keep Empire from a planet Aridus just to ensure
that Wrenga Jixton will be his agent. So providing care for destroyed Honoghr wasn’t even that big deal.
That’s why I’m still not buying why Vader would allow such ill treatment when
the truth could
turn Noghri against him. Like, if Palpatine
found that his disciple had become too powerful, he could use that info
againt him, thus deprive Vader of the faithful and lethal servants. There
was no benefit for Vader from such
deception. And despite his fierce nature, Anakin always was pragmatic person.
So I believe it was either 1) Thrawn’s idea to ensure Noghri’s loyalty after Vader “gave them” to him in
their mutual exchange of favors or 2) the situation was somehow forced by Darth Sidious who wouldn’t let his apprentice to have a whole race of dangerous AND fanatic loyal ONLY to him warriors.
it is a period of civil war. rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil galactic empire. during the battle, rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the empire’s ultimate weapon, the death star, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet. (insp)
the best scene in the empire strikes back is when darth vader enters the rebel base on hoth and the imperial march is playing and it’s supposed to be a menacing entrance but it’s just him walking trying not to trip over the rubble and having no idea where to go
We are not our enemy. We are Alderaan. We answer rage with wisdom. We answer fear with imagination. We answer war with hope. If one life with a single drop of Alderaanian blood survives, Alderaan survives. If one life with a passion for Alderaanian creativity survives, Alderaan survives. And we are, each of us, important. - Princess Leia (2015)