''While lamenting his troubles and daydreaming about reversals of fortune for himself, part-time warehouse worker Renamo Kemset spots the infamous pirate Kilwyo Kesh in a bar. No help is coming, and no one has the courage to act. Will Renamo find that courage himself…or watch as Kesh and his gang escape yet again?''
The broadcast had been everywhere on the Royal HoloNet in recent weeks. Renamo had seen it himself at least three times a day, and he only saw the HoloNet at all in the breakroom and at the bars. But it had been short and to the point, and so chilling that it had drilled itself into his memory.
The pirate Kilwyo Kesh, having committed numerous and egregious offenses against the people and systems of the Golden Empire, is declared by Her Imperial Majesty Queen Rin the Invincible to be an Enemy of the Empire. Any citizen who can do him harm or bring him to justice is obliged to do so.
Kilwyo Kesh. It was impossible, but it had to be. The leader of the Nightside Raiders was here in this dingy bar, standing five meters away without a care in the world. Renamo looked again to make sure—there had been a holoimage of Kesh to go along with the declaration from the Queen—and this time he found the Synnott looking back.
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"It Takes Only One", like Sakaros's other fan works "Freedom" and The Fall of Keltrayu, was originally written to flesh out a story which had only been mentioned in passing in RP. Sakaros found the subject intriguing because, unlike most RP set in the Golden Empire, none of the primary characters are Force-sensitives.
"It Takes Only One" is by far Sakaros's fastest writing of a work; the entire story was written from August 30, 2013 to September 1, 2013. Sakaros himself considers it a short story, but at 7,544 words, it just barely passes the limit for that designation.