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The Lost Ones
Series: Doctor Who Annual
Doctor: First Doctor
Companions:
Setting: Vortis
Author:
Published In: Doctor Who Annual 1966 (p. 37-49)
Previous Story: The Sons of the Crab
Following Story: The Monsters from Earth


The Doctor arrives on a strange world and begins to explore, only to be taken captive by the buterfly-like Menoptera.

Contents

Summary

Axatil & the Doctor

The Doctor arrives on an unknown world and decides to investigate his surroundings. After momentarily losing control of his body, he is rescued by the Menoptera and then made their prisoner. They believe that the Doctor is a member of the race that is attacking them.

Quickly, the Menoptera move the Doctor to an underground lair for questioning. They explain that generations before, a Zarbi queen led the Zarbi to war against the Menoptera who then fled to the moons of Vortis. The Menoptera who had captured the Doctor are of an advance scouting party who were sent to spy on the Zarbi. The party had been attacked by creatures similar to the Doctor and the Menoptera wanted to know more about them.

The Menoptera moved the Doctor to an operating table and bound him, preparing for dissection. Realizing the bonds were fairly weak, the Doctor snapped them and made a break for the cavern's entrance. Before getting very far, a man appears on a ledge on the wall opposite to the cavern's mouth and, scrambling up the wall, the Doctor joins the man on the ledge. Upon examination the Doctor realizes that this is no normal man, but an 8 foot tall giant with bright red hair a pale white skin.

The man seems surprised to see one similar to him, if smaller, and leads the Doctor back to his ship. Once there the Doctor learns that the man's name is Axatil, and that his people call themselves the Sons of the Sun. The Captain soon arrives to scold Axatil for bringing "vermin" into their ship. After Axatil shows the captain and the other seven crew members that the Doctor is a man, there is much interest in how he came to that world. As the Doctor explains that he is a scientist, the Captain and crew mistakes him for a long traveling scientist from their own world and their attitudes toward him change.

The Captain explains that they were soldiers in Expedition Number 3398, and that their ship's instrumentation was damaged in battle. After being lost for 10 years they had crash landed on Vortis a little more than a year previous and although they could take off again, unless they find a way to repair their instruments they won't get very far. He asks for the Doctor's help in making the repairs so that they may journey home to make their report to the Supreme Council of the World-City of Atlantis.

The Doctor quickly works to remember all of the stories of Atlantis and begins to wonder not where he is, but when. During the six days it takes for him to decipher the ships systems and determine how to fix them the Doctor realizes that he must be very far back in the past and that the Atlanteans are extremely violent and must not be loosed upon the universe again.

The Doctor informs the captain that he must return to his ship for the parts necessary to make the repairs and the captain and his men escort the Doctor through underground tunnels to the location of the TARDIS. When the Doctor refers to the TARDIS as his ship, the Captain realizes that the Doctor must be an impostor and orders him shot, but in the vicinity of the TARDIS is a great battle between the Zarbi and the Menoptera. The Doctor dodges into the battle to avoid being shot and makes his way back to the TARDIS. From there he watches as the Atlanteans are cornered and killed by the natives of Vortis.

Characters

  • Spends 6 days repairing Atlantean's ships.
  • Makes a rather harsh judgement concerning the Atlanteans, watching as they are killed.
  • Axatil
  • Atlantean Captain

References

Notes

  • The Doctor is referred to throughout the story as Dr Who.

Continuity

External Links

  • Doctor Who Reference Guide: Synopsis - The Lost Ones
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Young Jedi Knights: The Lost Ones
Attribution
Author(s)

Kevin J. Anderson, Rebecca Moesta

Cover artist

Dave Dorman

Publication information
Publisher

Boulevard

Release date

December 13, 1995

Media type

Paperback

ISBN

1572970529

Chronology
Era

New Republic era

Timeline

23 ABY

Series

Young Jedi Knights

Preceded by

Shadow Academy

Followed by

Lightsabers

Young Jedi Knights: The Lost Ones is the third book in the Young Jedi Knights series.

Contents

Publisher's summary

During a break in training, Jacen and Jaina are reunited with their old friend Zekk, an orphan living in the streets on their home planet of Coruscant. Young, wild, and free, Zekk has never had a care in the world…until now. He sees the changes in his friends. Jacen and Jaina have learned so much, have grown in so many ways. Compared to them, he is only a lost little boy.

However, a powerful being has seen his potential. Someone who knows about shame and jealousy—and how to make use of them. Someone who knows that the dark side of the Force is especially attractive when you've got nothing to lose…

Plot summary

Jacen and Jaina Solo have returned to their home on Coruscant to take a month-long vacation from the strenuous curriculum of their uncle's Jedi Praxeum. Accompanying them are Tenel Ka and Lowbacca as well as Em Teedee, the young Wookiee's droid companion.

The day after their arrival, Jacen and Jaina invite Tenel Ka and Lowbacca to meet their friend Zekk, an orphaned street youth. Ater an eventful meeting with Zekk, the five of them descend into the undercity of Coruscant, where Zekk has taken up the career of a scavenger—finding lost or abandoned objects for fun and profit.

During this particular excursion, Zekk leads his friends to a the nest of a hawk-bat that he had scouted out earlier. Jacen, wanting to help his friend out, uses his ability to communicate with animals to get one of the hawk-bat's eggs. They manage to get back to the apartment that Zekk shares with his friend Peckhum, but not without a a hazardous encounter with the Lost Ones—a gang of detestable juvenile delinquents led by a bully named Norys.

Over a meal of stormtrooper rations at the midlevel apartment which Zekk shares with Peckhum—an old spacer who took him in when he was orphaned—Jaina invites Zekk to a diplomatic banquet being held at the Imperial Palace in honor of the new Karnak Alphan ambassador two days later. Zekk accepts the offer and spends the next day buying new clothes so that he may look respectable when attending the banquet.

The day after that, Zekk arrives at the Imperial Palace and is greeted by the Solos' protocol droid, who informs him that his clothes are extremely out of date and tries to comb out his hair. Zekk keeps to himself during most of the ceremony, deathly aware that he is out of place. Zekk's embarrassment becomes a nightmare when he mistakes a bouquet for a salad and after consuming it, makes a complimentary statement regarding its deliciousness.

Zekk utters not one word for the rest of the evening and takes off from the Imperial Palace. After exiting he wanders the city's lower levels in a haze, until he encounters a woman who asks him for a moment of his time. He refuses, but he is restrained by her accomplices. She then scans Zekk with a strange device. After he refuses to come with her, Zekk is stunned and abducted.

Zekk regains his consciousness in a cell and is greeted by a man who identifies himself as Brakiss. Brakiss apologizes to Zekk for Tamith Kai's enthusiasm and informs him that he is a Force-sensitive. Brakiss then begins the process of convincing Zekk to train at his Shadow Academy, showing him his potential, turning him against his friends, and asking him if he wants to be more than a mere trash collector for the rest of his life.

Meanwhile, Jacen and Jaina are worried sick about Zekk. They repeatedly try to comm him but are unsuccessful in their efforts. Eventually, Peckhum—who is off duty from his job as a caretaker of one of the Orbital Solar Energy Transfer Satellites—shows up at their door asking them where Zekk went off to. To Jacen and Jaina this a sign that something serious has definitely happened to Zekk.

Jacen and Tenel Ka set off into the undercity to see if they can find Zekk while remaining in constant comlink contact with the twins' younger brother Anakin and C-3PO. Meanwhile, Jaina, Lowbacca, Chewbacca, and Em Teedee join Peckhum for a flight up to the OSETS that he is charged with keeping an eye on to see if they can effect a number of repairs to keep it from breaking down entirely.

While making their way through the undercity, Jacen and Tenel Ka find Zekk giving a speech to number of unusually subdued Lost Ones. They discover the reason for this when Tamith Kai appears after they confront Zekk and ask him what he is doing. Jacen and Tenel Ka are stunned and left behind.

While they are aboard the OSETS, Jaina and Lowbacca take the opportunity to chart the debris that surrounds Coruscant—a project that they had been working on after they had learned that a shuttle named the Moon Dash had collided with something in the orbit of Coruscant. While she is taking a break from her task, Jaina views images of an earlier incident that had occurred near Coruscant when the bulk cruiser Adamant was hijacked by an Imperial strike force that had seemingly materialized out of nowhere. She puzzles over the problem presented by the presence of short-range fighters—that are not equipped with hyperdrive—during the raid.

Lowbacca—who has been charting space debris all the while—notes an odd anomaly—an area of space impossibly devoid of any debris whatsoever. At the same time, Jaina is commed by Jacen, who tells her that the Shadow Academy is carrying out operations on the surface of Coruscant. Believing that all of these discoveries are not a coincidence, Jaina tells Peckhum to focus the light reflected from the mirrors of the OSETS upon the anomalous area of space as a fleet of New Republic ships descends upon that same area. However, the fleet is not fast enough and the Shadow Academy escapes, leaving behind a message pod.

The message pod is taken down to the surface of Coruscant and opened by Jaina. Its contents consist of a central multitasking unit that Zekk had wanted to give to Peckhum and a message for his former friends, stating his reasons for wanting to be trained at the Shadow Academy.

The Jedi trainees and especially Jaina feel a great deal of despair due to Zekk's choice. Their vacation is cut short and they are whisked away back to Yavin 4 by Luke Skywalker so that they may prepare for the struggle that lies ahead...

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