A clone trooper prisoner, one of the few survivors of the attack on Drongar, is escorted into the lab General Grievous' Kalee fortress by a pair of commando droids.
The trooper is strapped to the lab’s examination equipment, coming face to face with the being who designed this cruel laboratory, Magister Nicoal Acris. Unflinching Acris orders, “Begin ze Bota infusion, 25% capacity.”.
Electrical charges crackle around the lone trooper as the lab’s monstrous equipment rumbles to life.
“25% capacity reached Magister Acris. Subject’s vitals and midichlorian count are unchanged.”, reports a battle droid.
Irritated, Acris snaps, “Raise ze Bota infusion to un 35%!”, as Grievous looks on.
The electrical charges intensify as the droid increases the machine’s power.
“Midichlorian levels have risen by 5%, vitals unchanged Magister.”, reports the droid.
“Continue to un 50% infusion capacity.”, demands Acris.
The electric charges grow even more violent as the machine continues to demand more power. “Midichlorian levels climbing, up 20%... up 25%... Subject’s vital signs are dropping.”, intones the battle droid.
“More pover! More pover!”, Acris cackles, throttling his droid assistant.
Sparks begin to fly from the equipment as their limits are tested. “AGHH!”, yells the trooper as electricity burns his body, killing him.
“We’ve lost the subject.”, reports the droid scanning for vital signs.
Devastated by his failure Acris numbly moans, “Not again. Not after all my vork! I um running out of clones!!”.
“Be thankful you have not-aghh- joined them! My patience wears thin Acris.”, Grievous menacingly states from behind the scientist.
Acris counters, “But you ask ze impossible! Bota’s effects upon ze body’s midichlorian levels are only temporary, ze only vay to create long lasting effects is to charge ze particles upon entry to ze bloodstream."
Acris points towards the dead clone with his robotic hand and continues, "As you’ve seen yourself General, ze power required during such an infusion is more zan a living being can survive! However...”, Acris trails off.
Impatient, Grievous snaps, “What is it Acris!”.
Acris thoughtfully answers, “I could charge ze particles independent of the infusion process, in order to generate ze needed power. Once ze particles were charged zey could be directly infused into ze patient’s bloodstream, or flash frozen for centuries zo come!”.
Grievous eagerly demands“Begin at -aghh- once! Soon nothing will stand between me and the ultimate power!”.
Nearby, several Battle Droids unload canisters of supplies on the landing pad.
A droid sets his canister down, prompting his Sergeant to bark, “Unit 71140, pick up that canister we have a schedule to keep and the General will not be pleased if we are late!”.
The droid whines, “My servos need a break sir, this one is heavy!”.
Without warning Jedi Master Kit Fisto bursts from the canister and suggests, “You’ve earned a break!”, slicing the droid in half!
“Jedi!”, shouts the Sergeant, “All units defensive positions!”. With the alarm raised all available droids rush to the disturbance, firing on the lone Jedi.
As the droids’ fire is focused on Master Fisto, Jedi Masters Shaak Tii...
...And Obi-Wan Kenobi leap from their own canisters to enter the fray! Obi-Wan destroys the Battle Droid Sergeant and orders, “Boss, now!”.
Boss and the elite commandos of Delta Squad emerge from their own canisters, mowing down any droid in their sight. Trained from birth to become unstoppable killing machines the commandos of Delta Squad have triumphed against impossible odds from their first mission of Geonosis.
“Go! Go! Go!”, rallies Boss as the commandos rush across the landing pad through fierce fire. Halting near a computer bank Boss barks, “Fixer, work your magic. The rest of you, cover him! Defensive pattern ROTJ 6, move!”.
Outgunned, outmatched, and outsmarted the few remaining droids fall to the Jedi.
With the threats eliminated Kenobi and Fisto Join Tii and the Commandos of Delta Squad at the terminal. Kenobi questions, “What are we dealing with?”.
Boss reports, “The lab where the project is being tested is located along the Western corridor. It’s guarded by several advanced commando units. It also appears there is a prison on the East side of the complex. From what we’ve been able to hack it houses survivors of the Drongar garrison.”.
Shocked Obi-Wan starts, “I was under the impression all of Master Kayen’s troopers were dead.”.
Boss continues, “Most of them are. The few survivors were transported here to be used as test subjects for the Drongar experiment. They are all scheduled to be terminated today.”
“When!?!”, bursts Shaak Tii, aghast.
“Less than a standard hour.”, Boss stoically replies.
Without hesitation Obi-Wan orders, “Then we haven't much time. Master Fisto and Delta Squad will free the troopers located on the detention block. Meanwhile, Master Tii and I will infiltrate the lab and pay Grievous a visit. Once we’ve completed our respective missions we will rendezvous back at the ship.”.
“May the force be with us all.”, Shaak Tii solemnly wishes.
Electrical charges wildly spark around the laboratory, focusing on a nightmarish machine.
“The BMCU has fully charged sir.”, reports a battle droid.
“Cut ze pover.”, demands Magister Acris
The electrical storm subsides, giving rise to a strange humming sound emanating from the machine.
Undaunted, Acris crosses to the machine and extracts his precious sample, a fully charged Bota serum, capable of satisfying the General's wildest dreams!
Acris studies a readout of the particles contained within the serum on a handheld datapad. Acris turns to Grievous and reports, “Ze serum is more powerful zan ve could have dreamed mein General. Vith zis serum ze body’s midichlorians vill be stimulated to levels never before attained by un Jedi or Sith.".
“At last my power will -aghh- be without limit. Well done Doctor. Prepare the -aghh- injection process for me.”, demands Grievous.
“I’m afraid I can’t allow that General.”, a familiar voice calls from across the lab.
“Kenobi!”, Grievous fumes, turning to face the Jedi, “You will be the -aghh- first to fall before my new found power!”.
Kenobi good naturedly replies, “ I have other plans. Master Tii.”.
Shaak Tii appears between Grievous and Acris, blocking the General from his secret weapon, the Bota serum.
In unison the two Jedi attack the cyborg General, deftly wielding their lightsabers in a masterful assault. But Grievous is no stranger to violence and matches the Jedi blow for blow.
Seizing upon the moment of chaos Magister Acris hurriedly gathers his precious research.
His work done Acris turns to the duelist and calls, “I bid you adieu, fools!”. With a manic cackle the creature rushes from the lab.
“NO!!!”, cries Grievous...
... As he watches his greatest desire slip through his grasp.
“You will pay Jedi!”, Grievous shouts, unleashing all four of his mighty arms.