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Mercy Mission

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Years before she led the crew of the Ghost, Hera Syndulla was a young pilot looking to make a difference in the galaxy. Hera sets out with Goll — a close ally of her father, Cham Syndulla — on a dangerous mission to help the citizens of her homeworld, Ryloth, now languishing under the might of the Empire.

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Proof of Placement

Mercy Mission is set in 3/04/2015. On Aug. 11, 2015, Del Rey tweeted that this short story takes place between Lords of the Sith and Tarkin.

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This brings up an issue worth keeping on record. Moff Mors says that it’s been a year since the Emperor’s visit (referring to Lords of the Sith). Tarkin also takes place in the same year as Lords of the Sith so how can Mercy Mission be a year after LotS if it’s between those two? On Sept. 7, 2015, I tweeted the author, Melissa Scott, and she clarified (tweet #1, tweet #2, tweet #3) that it’s her assumption that Mercy Mission/Tarkin have some overlap and that Mors wasn’t worried about being accurate. This would mean that Lords of the Sith is set at the beginning of 14 BBY and Mercy Mission/Tarkin at the end of 14 BBY.

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Notes & Trivia

Mercy Mission was published along with Bottleneck and The Levers of Power in the bind-up The Rise of the Empire which republished A New Dawn and Tarkin.

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Author: Melissa Scott

Type: 39
Publisher: Del Rey
Pages: 22

Year: 3/04/2015

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