The Smith and the Woodcarver; or, the Legend of the Lone Warrior and the Flower Queen by TenderLittleSprout
Fandoms: Star Wars - All Media Types, Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) - All Media Types, The Mandalorian (TV), Star Wars: The Book of Boba Fett (TV), Star Wars: Rebels, Star Wars Legends - All Media Types
10 Nov 2022
“Six nexu, Alor? Really?”
“There wasn’t time, Wren.”
“Of course,” Tristan mock-agreed, dabbing the wound. “The one time I ditch my jetpack, my Alor flies straight into a nexu den unattended.”
Alor shrugged, wincing. “Where’s the cauterizer?”
“The— you use a cauterizer?” Tristan stared. “How are you even still alive? No, you’re not getting a cauterizer. I’m not getting disemboweled by the medic. Manda…” Alor sighed.
“You know you’re making it worse, right? When you do crazy mandokar stuff like that. Six nexu. Krayt dragons. Mudhorns. Dark troopers.”
“Giant ice spiders,” supplied Alor unhelpfully.
Tristan stared, then narrowed his eyes in a glare. “Yeah, giant ice spiders. If you still had a shred of hope to not be Mand’alor, you’re doing a pretty bad job of proving you’re unfit. This os’ik is the stuff of legends, a mythic Lone Warrior on quests. Might I remind you, this trip was supposed to be down time.”
“Yeah,” Alor sounded tired now. “Maybe when I’m dead.”
In which side quest magnet Din Djarin finds some maybe-Mandos, adopts children, tells a bedtime story and becomes a legend.
Can be read as a standalone; for best flavor, read the rest of the series first.
- Part 4 of The Artisans