Honor Bound is a story from Star Wars Tales 22 that was an official tie-in to the game Star Wars: Republic Commando, released shortly after the comic was published. It was collected in Star Wars Tales Volume 6.

Plot summary[edit | edit source]

Jedi Masters Yoda and Mace Windu summoned clone commando sergeant RC-2088 to give a detailed account of his latest assignment, a seemingly routine escort mission which turned into an all out combat operation. The clone gave the following account of the operation:

The commandos were tasked with protecting major weapons manufacturer Lorca Oviedo during a conference on Aviles Prime. While the journey from Coruscant to Aviles Prime was uneventful, the industrialist's Republic Cruiser reported a life support system failure during the return trip. They decided to drop out of hyperspace by the nearest world, the abandoned moon of Asturias, in order to repair. As they did so, all hell broke loose: a droid control ship appeared out of nowhere and attacked the convoy. Both Oviedo's cruiser and the commandos' escort ship were damaged and had to crash land on Asturias.

Only seven commandos out of the escort ship's eighteen-man crew survived. The commandos immediately decided to carry on with their original mission: find Oviedo and bring him back to Coruscant, no matter the cost. They managed to reach the cruiser's landing site and made shocking discoveries: the ship itself was intact, but the crew had been summarily executed. Oviedo himself was missing but the commandos found the footsteps of B1 battle droids and those of a human leading away from the ship.

Following the tracks, they found Oviedo conversing with Techno Union leader Wat Tambor via HoloNet. The Separatists' ambush was a set up, designed to make Oviedo appear loyal to the Republic and to help him gain weapons manufacturing contracts. In fact, the industrialist had been in league with the Confederacy of Independent Systems all along and planned to provide Tambor with insider knowledge on troop strengths and deployment patterns, tipping the scales in Count Dooku's favor.

Having the advantage of surprise, the commandos attacked Tambor's droids and managed to capture Oviedo. They then had to run through a gauntlet of battle droids, super battle droids, droidekas and Vulture droids to reach the Republic cruiser and escape, with their prisoner in tow. In the end, only RC sergeant Theta twenty-eight-eight and Lorca Oviedo managed to reach Coruscant alive. The commandos had fulfilled their mission. Unfortunately, the traitorous industrialist died of asphyxia while in custody, before he could reveal anything to the Republic. The exact cause of death remained unknown...

Satisfied with the report, Mace Windu dismissed the sergeant and assured him that his men's sacrifice would not go unnoticed. While he praised the commandos for their willingness to uphold the Republic, Yoda was more reserved. The clones were indeed obedient and loyal, for now. But he wasn't sure where their allegiance would lie in the future...

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Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

In the comic, Oviedo says "This is madness!" to which one of the commandos responds, "No, this is war!" in reference to "This is Sparta!"

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Star Wars Tales
Tales 1: Life, Death, and the Living Force · Mara Jade: A Night on the Town · Extinction, Part 1 · Skippy the Jedi Droid
Tales 2: Routine · Extinction, Part 2 · Stop That Jawa! · Incident at Horn Station
Tales 3: The Death of Captain Tarpals · Deal with a Demon · Lady Luck · Three Against the Galaxy
Tales 4: Moment of Doubt · A Death Star Is Born · Spare Parts · Sand Blasted
Tales 5: Yaddle's Tale: The One Below · What They Called Me · A Summer's Dream · Hoth · Lando's Commandos: On Eagles' Wings
Tales 6: The Hovel on Terk Street · A Hot Time in the Cold Town Tonite! · Fortune, Fate, and the Natural History of the Sarlacc
Junkheap Hero · The Hidden · Thank the Maker
Tales 7: Single Cell · Nerf Herder · Jedi Chef · Outbid But Never Outgunned · Force Fiction
Tales 8: Captain Threepio · The One That Got Away · The Secret Tales of Luke's Hand! · Death Star Pirates · Bad Business
Tales 9: Resurrection · Hate Leads to Lollipops · The Rebel Four
Tales 10: Trooper · Skreej · Nameless · A Wookiee Scorned! · Free Memory
Tales 11: Prey · In the Beginning · The Princess Leia Diaries · Tall Tales · Ghost
A Jedi's Weapon
Tales 12: A Day in the Life · A Jedi's Weapon · The Revenge of Tag & Bink · Once Bitten · The Duty
Tales 13: Puzzle Peace · The Secret of Tet-Ami · Survivors · Stones · The Sith in the Shadow · Children of the Force
Tales 14: Apocalypse Endor · The Emperor's Court · Urchins · Tides of Terror · The Lesson · Smuggler's Blues · Mythology
Tales 15: Sandstorm · First Impressions · Falling Star · Do or Do Not · Slippery Slope · Lucky Stars
Tales 16: The Other · Best Birthday Ever · The Long, Bad Day · Kessel Run · Lunch Break · Heart of Darkness
Tales 17: Planet of the Dead · All for You · Phantom Menaces · Ghosts of Hoth · The Apprentice · Dark Journey
Tales 18: Number Two in the Galaxy · Payback · Being Boba Fett · The Way of the Warrior · Revenants
Tales 19: Collapsing New Empires · The Value of Proper Intelligence to Any Successful Military Campaign is Not to Be Underestimated
Rather Darkness Visible · The Rebel Club · The Lost Lightsaber · Into the Great Unknown · Storyteller
Tales 20: George R. Binks · Who's Your Daddy · Fred Jawa · Luke Skywalker: Detective · Hunger Pains · Failing Up With Jar Jar Binks
Nobody's Perfect · Problem Solvers · Melvin Fett · Young Lando Calrissian
Tales 21: Nomad Chapter One · Walking the Path That's Given · Equals & Opposites
Tales 22: Honor Bound · Nomad Chapter Two · Marooned
Tales 23: Shadows and Light · Nomad Chapter Three · Lucky
Tales 24: Marked · Fett Club · Unseen, Unheard · Nomad Chapter Four
Trade paperbacks
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Republic Commando series
Republic Commando · Order 66
Hard Contact · Triple Zero · True Colors · Order 66
Imperial Commando: 501st
Honor Bound · The Package · Orders · The Drop
Short Stories
Omega Squad: Targets · Odds
Republic Commando soundtrack
Republic Commando: Prima Official Game Guide
Imperial Commando · Imperial Commando 2
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