(Oldest to Newest) Success ! Mostly. Zidanis' brave crew of smugglers banded together for a job worth 5 million credits - to help smuggle food and medical supplies to suffering imperial planets after the fall of the Empire. Through interrogation of one of the "pirates" that have stolen the supplies they discovered together that their employer had lied to them and that they in fact were transporting a very dangerous gravitational weapon / exotech mining device. The daring team of smugglers under their bosses influence decided to break the deal that they had made with the robbed stranger, who called himself Sith despite the Empires crushing defeat. (They had already gotten a 2 million credit down payment after all. ) Once confronted by the Jedi Master Nh'ova KasMelan, who works alongside the Emperor of the commonwealth. The team of handsome individuals decided to look towards the commonwealth instead for proper payment and treatment of this weapon - their boss deciding it was too dangerous to fall into the reminisce of the Empire's hands. -- The beginning of an investigation. Althevalia Shalluat, a Jedi apprenticed under the current Grand Master of the Commonwealths Jedi Order, referred disturbing news to the commonwealth and the Grand Master. During a diplomatic mission on Nar Shaddaa, by the guidance of the Force she encountered a powerful darksider that seemed to want to go against the commonwealths interests. Fueld by bloodlust the darksider attacked innocent bystanders forcing Eva to act. She was overwhelmed by his power and had to flee hardly escaping with her life. After some time Nh'ova alongside her returned to the planet, breaking into the security systems to find the proper CCTV channels. After some dedicated investigation they discovered the type of ship and the technological trail that the darksider left behind. The chase begins. -- A temple on Yavin slowly begins to bustle with the energy of living beings once more instead of angry spirits. A grouping of ex imperials who refused to join the CommonWealth begin to amass, headed by Darth Aurevus, the new self proclaimed Dark Lord of the Sith. Under his vision a new Brotherhood of the Sith begins to take shape with assistance from Darth Svyarius. An up and coming apprentice to Svyarius makes his way to becoming a Juggernaut, A Sith Warrior, an equal to the Jedi Knights, named Axurius takes an apprentice as well known as Alyce Shalluat. Within the same breath Aurevus takes the Miralukian Assassin, Atriss VanIsl as his personal apprentice and hand. Atriss was then tasked to attack and possibly capture the CommonWealth's Jedi Grandmaster, Nh'ova KasMelan in order to try and destabilize the CommonWealth. -- A message is sent directly towards the commonwealths intelligence system. Its origin coming from the outpost on Tatooine - Zaroshae. Not much information was given through the third party - the only thing saying that the commonwealths interests may be compromised." -- The call to Tython was answered by Nova KasMelan, Talun StormClaw, Atris Vanisl and Eva Shalluat. The group made they're way through the ruins of Kaleeth, destroying whatever droids were sent at them and eventually coming up a Sith Lord known as Vy'zhun within a cave. The Sith Lord was in search of a holocron that was forgotten there on Tython. The four Jedi battled the Sith Lord within the cavern but ultimately Vy'zhun did escape with the holocron but not before Talun threw a tracking device on the Sith Lord's armor. -- Seku succeeded in her long search to capture one of the Jedi's padawans after a large bounty arrived on the heads of two specific individuals. She brought the boy to Nar shaddaa where he was then delivered securely to Lord Morduus' hidden camp to await interrogation. Seku got a rather large payment and then decided to lay low for awhile, living comfortably off of the credits she gained from accomplishing this dastardly deed. -- Eva luckily having previously taken precautions for her padawans safety found Taluns location. Bravely raiding and facing his captor she managed to arrange his freedom, while walking away with a new ally as well. Unfortunately the Jedi Academys location was compromised, but in return knowledge of who their enemy is , was discovered. -- At 20:00 hours, Galactic Standard Time, a long range transmission was sent through the Holonet and it's receivers across the Galaxy. The hologram activates followed by static and a small lag, a hooded and masked being comes into view. He begins to speak, his voice distorted by the vocal modulator within his mask. "To the citizens of the Galaxy, I am Darth Morduus; Dark Lord of the Sith. I have sat and watched you all from afar for eons upon eons and I am not pleased in which what I see. The time for action has come, and unfortunately for the lot of you... You will die. I have amassed several droid armies that are scattered across the Galaxy. Surrender to these armies, join their ranks and you will have a place within this new Galaxy. Resist, and well... You know the drill." Morduus then nods to all whom are watching the transmission, then it abruptly cuts off. -- Two Galactic Standard days ago, a small fleet commanded by Morduus dropped out of Hyperspace and hailed the planet Dromund Kaas via Holocommunicator and demanded surrender or face the consequences. Kaas responded with a strike force sent after Morduus' fleet. After a heated skirmish which resulted in the Flagship; The Eradicator with a destroyed bridge. From there Morduus headed to the surface below and headed the campaign in person. When the Scorched Earth tactic didn't work on near Kaas City because of their global shielding, Morduus took out their power generators with a sinkhole via the Force, causing the city to become unprotected. Morduus continued the fight all the way to the command center and engaged in a battle with Kaas' Command Center. At the end of the battle, Morduus walked away with Dromund Kaas as part of his new Empire and started to integrate the remnants of the Empire into his own. -- After the Dromund Kaas Invasion, Morduus paid a visit to the CommonWealth's Academy from learning the location from Jedi Padawan Talun, who was forced to reveal the location through imprisonment and torture. Upon arriving, Morduus was greeted by team of women, Eva Shalluat the Grandmaster of the Jedi, Tamikay a Twi'lek Sorcerer and a new apprentice, Lishoha. Testing their power and might, Morduus was able to fight off the three who were trying to assail him. Eventually Morduus dropped off the side of a cliff, landing onto a shuttle and made his way to higher atmosphere - Seemingly gone. Morduus waited till the Grandmaster was indeed alone and made his way back to the Academy grounds, where he had done some "Landscaping." A giant tree was uprooted and felled upon Lishoha earlier, taking her out of the fight. Eva engaged Morduus in a Duel of Fates, trying to reason with him and once realizing she could not reason with the Dark Side, attempted to bring him down. A glorious battle was fought but Morduus was slowly wearing her down as the battle raged on. Soon another joined the fray, a armored Force User armed with a Lightsaber pike and strong within the Dark Side of the Force. Morduus Saluted the newcomer and stepped aside to test the newcomer if he could hold his own again the best of what the Jedi had to offer. It was during this distraction that Morduus scaled his way onto the roof of the Academy because the Grandmaster had collapsed the entrance as a means to keep Morduus out. Dropping down from the roof, Morduus rigged four Plasma grenades to denotators and set them on key points of the bridge within the Academy. Making his way back down to the entrance he made a stop at the Council Chambers and bugged the Council Table. Satisfied, Morduus used the Force to blow out the clasped entrance and continued to watch the fight. After enough observation, and with the help of the newcomer, Morduus was able to focus and charge up Force Energies to the point he casted a Spear of Midnight Black and threw it at the Grandmaster, which hit her directly. (Continued.) Quite comatose, Eva laid on the ground; Beaten and Defeated. Morduus raised his hand up to signal the newcomer to not go in for the killing blow. Morduus took her lightsaber and a sample of her DNA and hogtied her with vines, leaving her for dead in the jungle. Before they had left, the newcomer took off Eva's boots and threw them off of the side of the cliff. Morduus turned to the newcomer and appointed him the Sith Emperor's Wrath. -- While rebuilding the Jedi temple an apparent "Sith" suggested an interesting deal to the Jedi of the Commonwealth. Highly distrustful of him, Shalluat never gave him a clear answer, regardless the masked man gave her many ideas on how to retaliate against the Commonwealths new enemy, Morduus when she was otherwise stumped. Shalluat halted their conversation when she sensed the Force signature of the man who had previously defeated her, watching them from the background. Shalluat decided to attempt to capture the individual for information due to his joint attempt with Morduus. Meanwhile a new rouge Jedi arrived to the battle from the distance watching the Jedi begrudgingly, but despite that due to him feeling a tremor in the force when Morduus appeared he wished to ally with the Jedi, so he observed. Shalluat not knowing what the rouge Jedi and apparent "Sith" would do watched them while her Padawans, Talun and Yiltea sought to apprehend the man that had previously aided in the destruction of the temple. The Padawans highly weakened the man using their training efficiently against their enemy. Alas being defeated when another Sith Knight joined from the skies, causing Eva to trust the Rouge and apparent "Sith" would not attack and intervened in her Padawans battle. The wounded Sith managed to escape the grasp of the Jedi, by leaving behind the Sith Knight that came to aid him. Regardless of Shalluats wrath the Sith Knight through his impressive use of tactics managed to escape the scene. Shalluat then immediately gave first aid to her students and begun to plan for the immediate future. -- New developments surface. News of a Sith Knight that had been in close contact with the dangerous Sith Lord Morduus has been captured by Jedi Knight Talun Stormclaw, aided by the Commonwealths ally Thel Revik. Unfortunately before the Jedi properly could interrogate the Sith, Revik sought to find out the information himself with no thought towards innocent life by putting the Sith in a morally difficult position. When the Grand Master had heard of his unfair and unjust efforts she penalized her ally because his actions lead to the Commonwealth gaining a new, dangerous enemy. Revik sought to leave the Order to pursue his personal ambition in an attempt to thwart the great evil that Morduus represented. In an effort to secure information he freed the Sith who in return manipulated Revik to gain her weapon back in which he was assaulted by the armored enemy and the Sith Knight. Revik fled the scene. The CCTV channels only show the Sith Knight and the armored figure disappear after, together. -- As tensions mount between the Jedi's Commonwealth and the ever expanding allegiance to Morduus and his empire, new alliances are forged in the depths of a Manaan Operational Base. Alyce has been brought to a safehaven of sorts as Kivo looks to gather the bounty of Manaan's seas. Darth Drac'nox has opened his operational base to each of them in an attempt to further his own powerbase. Unbeknownst at the meeting, a young and willful Sith snuck onto the base and remained cleverly hidden until a holocron defense system pinpointed her location, revealing her to this new fellowship. After careful consideration, and elaborate conversation, Drac'nox has taken the young Sith as his apprentice, much to her own dismay. Working with Alyce, he aided in getting her apprentice to 'bend the knee' and swear his loyalties as well. Now, as Drac'nox prepares his pupil for infiltration into the CommonWealth, Alyce arranges to get word to Morduus of this new Sith Lord and his power, something most useful during a time when allies are needed most. Subterfuge and darkness envelope the story as lines and allegiances are being drawn and tested. There is a price to pay, but who will pay it and is the cost too great this time? -- Jano Tarkis, formerly Thel Revik has fallen to the darkside and begins plans of his own for a new string of connections. While searching for a Nautalon assassin on Nar Shadaa, Dracarach the Enforcer and Bounty Hunter is approached by Jano who has need of his services. As the new sub apprentice to Morduus, Jano sets his eyes on Seku, and imagines the pain he will inflict on her once she is found. With little more than a name, and a holographic image, Dracarach is hired by the newest supplicant of Morduus' growing empire to find Seku the Twi'lek and bring her in alive for questioning. While complete allegiance was never established, it is clear this mercenary will do anything for the right price. With Mako and Blizz scouring the holonet and dark channels, it is only a matter of time before Seku is found. -- As lightning flashes on Drommund Kaas, Lord Draco'nox makes his way to the Dark Temple. Inexplicably drawn to this vortex of dark energy, Drac is unsure what drives him to visit this unholy sanctuary, but all is revealed inside. Stepping into a sliver of light in the ceiling, Darth Morduus makes himself know to this former Sith enforcer and begins what appears to be a clandestine meeting between the two. As Darth Morduus learns more of this young Sith Lord's past, it is evident he must test his strength and resolve and see for himself if the stories are, in fact, true. A duel breaks out between the two, and for the moment, it appeared the young Sith Lord would win the day, but in the end was no match for the raw power and fury of this darkened Darth. Unyielding, but accepting of mercy, Lord Drac'nox accepted a token gift from Darth Morduus and followed his instructions to the letter following their battle. Now, Lord Drac'nox finds himself in the sanctum of this all powerful being, healing himself physically and preparing mentally for what's next in store for him. Will he be poured into servitude, or does this Darth of eternal darkness have greater plans for this former enforcer of the Council. Only time will tell. -- Following several hours in a kolto tank at the Sith Academy, Drac'nox is summoned to the Throne Room to meet with Darth Morduus. During their conversation, Darth Morduus expresses how impressed he is with the young Sith's combat abilities and shares his plans for the new Sith Empire and his bid for Emperor. After sizing up his combat skills, and seeing his dedication and decorum when it comes to formalities, Darth Morduus bestows Drac'nox with the title of Darth, Lord of the Sith, Council Member, and Commander of the Warriors and Foot Infantry, as well as his armadas. Now, with titles in hand, and troops to command and train, Darth Drac'nox is handed one last task. At the request of Darth Morduus, Drac must now find... and ultimately dominate a Jedi Knight named Talun Stormclaw. Under specific instruction and direction, Darth Drac.nox must befriend the Jedi, study his weaknesses, and when the time is right, break him and turn him to the Darkside. The words "break him and turn him" continue to echo in Drac's ears as he is dismissed from the Throne Room and sent forth to carry out Morduus' plans. Now, Darth Drac'nox is on the hunt for this Jedi and knows exactly what must be done. -- An old friend turned; they approached the Jedi temple and the grandmaster of the Jedi. Untrusted, this person was taken captive without previous compensation for their crimes against the Commonwealth. Facing a full trial Thel Revik awaits his undaunting fate. Will anyone seek to come to his aid? Will the Jedi have the resources to discover the knowledge he holds? Only time will tell. -- Meditating within the Academy on Yavin IV, Nova is joined by a new Padawan, Tencition. After chatting with him, Nova gave him a loaner lightsaber to use on a mission to Hoth in search for an old cache of Adegan Crystals that were lost in the Battle of Hoth several decades ago. After traveling across Hoth and entering the Graveyard, the two Jedi come across a squad of Sith standing in their way. Battling their way through the numbers, they eventually come across a hut and find a large durasteel box containing the spoils of blues, greens, yellows and purples. Rigging the sled carrying the crystals, they yet again battle their way back to their Tauntauns. Nova then sends Ten back to the spaceport to return to Yavin IV without him. Ten was instructed to bring back the crystals and inform Master Shalluat on the situation on Hoth while Nova remained behind to scout out and find out more information on why the Sith were on Hoth and how they found the crystals before they did. -- As tensions mount, Darth Drac'nox and his Apprentice Jano Tarkis have set a trap for Talun Stormclaw and finally complete his promise to Morduus. After placing his foot soldiers at their designated posts watching family, friends, and associates of Talun, they wait for the Jedi to arrive. Upon his arrival, and an exchange of words, Drac'nox believes the Jedi to be stalling and ultimately force chokes Talun. During the exchange, the Darth threatens to have his wife executed next if he fails to comply. Finally, Talun enraged at the situation, willingly came along with the proviso that his wife would remain unharmed. Darac'nox called off the Mandalorians and promised swift retribution if this was a lie. Instructing Jano to escort Talun to Morduus' throne room, he turns his attention from the two and discusses a plan with a smuggler to capture an artifact from Taris which is sure to help turn the tide in the favor of this new Empirical connection. Now, we find out what plans Morduus has for this Jedi... and will Drac'nox keep his word preventing harm from everyone in Talun's world. Only time and cooperation will tell. -- The hunt for Jano Tarkis continues. Upon rumours of a sighting of the ex-Jedi the grandmaster alongside her two newly appointed padawans,Ten and Sji and a newly appointed teacher sought to apprehend him to put an end to his crimes. The Grandmaster received an important distress call and the padawans were left to apprehend the Sith apprentice. Unfortunately hidden behind scenes, Sith lurked. Despite the desperate attempt to convert Jano back to the light , a massive fight broke out - the padawans and the teacher were overwhelmed by the Sith but managed to escape because of a betrayal of a Sith apprentice who attacked a superior. The Sith fought amongst themselves for a time before the sithuation ended and the remaining combatants returned back to the Sith Order where later on the apprentice’s behaviour was corrected, mostly. -- With Talun Stormclaw as prisoner Darth Drac'nox newest apprentice attempted to find out how strong the will of this jedi really was. Upon arrival the dark apprentice mocked the imprisoned jedi hoping to find a kink in his mental armor. Tarkis attempted to probe his mind for information using the force but the lack of control the jedi turned his trick against him gaining the knowledge that he was in fact the former jedi exile Thel Revik. After constant torture the jedi's will proved to strong for the sith apprentice's lack of training and control of the dark side but the experiment was not wasted ad he learned that the jedi's will wasn't going to be broken by normal means. After a final experiment Tarkis Attempted to use the force to pull out the deep latent emotions of the jedi prisoner but failed and the jedi used the force to drop part of the roof on to his head. now angry the sith apprentice left before he did something he would regret. now the apprentice returns to his master with his research hoping his master has a plan. Will Talun Stormclaw be able to hold out and if so for how long only time will tell. -- Shackled in stun cuffs, stripped of anything dangerous, and only his faith and attitude to sustain him, Talun Stormclaw was marched from the holding cell in the Sith Academy to the throne room where Morduus, Alyce, and Farron all awaited Drac'nox and the prisoner's arrival. Surrounded on all sides, Talun was outmatched, but not without determination. No amount of fight or resistance could prepare him for the sheer power and force enveloping him. As Talun was weakened, and forced to his knees, Morduus stepped forward and presented a syringe, filled with a black and red substance. It appeared to move on its own behind the glass. With an evil laugh and echoing words of darkness, Morduus leaned into the Jedi and plunged the mystical sith poison into Talun's vein, almost instantly burning him from the inside as the serum eradicated the Light, and brought forth the Darkness. Incensed, and enraged, the Jedi rapidly felt the light fade, and the hatred rise to the surface. With his shackles now removed, Darth Carnificina (Alyce) and Lord Ren (Farron) taunted and mocked him to get his blood boiling. To make matters worse, Alyce dropped a very basic lightsaber at his feet. The rage and anger too much to contain, Talun took up the saber, and lashed out at Morduus threatening to kill him. Alyce was lightly injured during the exchange as she jumped in front of Morduus to prevent any harm from coming to him. Farron Ren was tasked by Morduus to prove himself, diving between the Jedi and his new Master. A battle ensued, and finally Morduus was ready to deliver the final blow. He spent just a few moments building and massing dark energy within him and unleashed a fury of lightning sending Talun through the window of the throne room and tumbling out into the rain, falling along the eves, and landing on a speeding taxi. Once the Jedi was gone, Morduus simply laughed revealing his plan for the fallen Talun Stormclaw and the havoc he would reap on the CommonWealth. His true plans were still taking shape, and with this Dark Jedi now on the loose, there was no telling who was in danger, or what might happen next. As the throne room cleared, Darth Drac'nox and Darth Carnificina remained behind to discuss plans regarding a padawan which proved problematic for the Sith should her power ever come into complete being. Alyce tasked Drac with finding a charming fool to capture the Jedi, and bring her to the Academy in an effort to turn her power to their side, and away from the CommonWealth. Drac will spend the next few weeks finding the right person for the job, and setting a trap for the unsuspecting Sji'stilla. -- On the calm surface of Manaan, Noemari Se’vas stood at the landing pad of her safe house and waited silently. Once she was a respected Imperial spy. Now, she was an information broker and military deserter, living her life in the shadows, manipulating events for the right price with well-placed information. However, after the heating up of the Republic-Empire War after Corellia, she quickly became aware of an entire section of the galaxy that hadn't been taken over by the many underground organizations. The Systems Commonwealth. She had a plan. She had researched, stole, and bought the information she needed about individuals of wavering moral character and their vast skill set. Now, she would build her own organization of criminals, spies, and hunters and make a name for herself, her “people”, and a lot of credits along the way. First on that list was a man known for his handling of troubling special cases, and people, within organizations. Once a known and feared name in the Underworld, Strannix was the first on her list she needed to recruit. A holocall was sent to the far reaches of space with coordinates and simple, short message: “I have an offer for you. We should talk.” Upon his arrival, Noemari detailed out what she wanted from the ever restrained and untrusting “Mr. Strannix” and made him a proposition. In exchange for working with her, he was offered a salary, bonus pay for any problems he had to get rid of and her protection as an information broker to ensure the information she’d uncovered about his whereabouts over the last four years remained hidden in exchange for helping secure what she was trying to build. When offered to state his terms he had only one. She was to find a mound on Alderaan and transfer its contents to Voss with a marked headstone. Noemari agreed and the deal was struck with a handshake and a drink. Noemari fulfilled her promise to Strannix, leaving the man with coordinates he requested. Now they could start building her network. -- Having been summoned to the Sith Academy on Drommund Kaas, Jano Tarkis hastily made his way into the training area where is master Darth Drac'nox awaited his arrival. Jano was eager to undergo more training and learn all he could from is Dark Lord. Drac.nox poured over his training materials and prepared his lesson based on the Sith Training: The Rule of One. This was not so commonly practiced, but Drac'nox had his own purpose for using it. Jano arrived precisely on schedule and the lesson began. As with any lesson, hatred and rage were the common denominators when it came to Sith combat and power motivation. As he paced in a circle around the ever still Jano, Drac'nox would recite the Code of the Sith, the Qotsisajak. He made sure his prize pupil understood... "Peace is a LIE." With the basics out of the way, he moved on to his infuriation tactic. Subtly tapping into Jano's energy, Drac'nox instructed his apprentice to dig deep, feel the rage and the hatred consume. Let his blood boil with the loss and betrayal he suffered at the hands of the Jedi. In one swift and pyschic scream, Jano let loose a warriors yell that rocked through the training room, and shook the walls and the pain and anger reverberated from their surroundings. Now, he was ready. Drac,nox pulled another Accolyte over to help with his sparring. During a very successful sparring session, Jano was able to force choke his opponent and then throw him into a nearby pillar, knocking him unconscious. Drac'nox was pleased in deed. Before sending his apprentice from the training, he offered him two things. A training holocron, and a command. He was instructed to learn how to rain down lightning on an entire field of enemies, AND he was to locate Talun Stormclaw and report back. When questioned about it, Jano was given permission to defend himself against the fallen Jedi still consumed by the Sith poison, and had carte blanche to use whatever force necessary. -- On the pirate planet of Rishi, the Jedi CommonWealth arrive at the Blaster's Path Cantina to discuss the next series of training between a Grand Master and her padawans. Kivo, the soft spoken cathar finds himself among friends, but quickly makes his exit as a few dark ,and dangerous characters enter the establishment. A new dark stranger, Strannix, and a cloaked Jano Tarkis made their way across the room toward the bar. Just as things felt as though they could not feel any more tense, screams of agony were heard from the level above as a dark, and bloodied Talun Stormclaw made his way down into the cantina, carving Whitemaw Pirates with his blade as he progressed. Strannix, seeing opportunity rifled the bodies of the fallen for any sort of valuables before returning to his spot at the bar. Meanwhile, the Bounty Droid known as ECHO (3C-H0) was scanning and interviewing all "meatbags" as they passed through the cantina hoping to find his designated target. Grand Master Eva, and her padawans stepped forward, hardly recognizing the bloodied and dark bent version of Talun. While trying to stop him peacefully, Talun hissed and lashed out at all 3, drawing his saber back to his face, the yellow in his eyes reflecting from the shimmer of his adegan crystal. The Jedi knew something was wrong, but there would be no reasoning with him. Combat was inevitable. The first to fall, Sundari was quickly dragged to safety and patched with a kolto pack as ECHO engaged his Combat Medic mode. As she was recovering, Eva's other padawan Noorha landed the final blow on Talun, disarming him and causing him to lose consciousness. Master Eva took it upon herself to remove all of Talun's weapons, and placed him in stun cuffs to dampen his Force abilities. Jano Tarkis took his holorecording and left the cantina and headed for Drommund Kaas. With a smile on his face, he left in his ship to deliver the recording to Morduus and Drac'nox.
Upon arriving at the Jedi temple, Talun was taken away by a group of Jedi Vanguards and Medics where he was then treated and placed within a cell. Eva then sought out a place to meditate after her stressful encounter with her previous padawan. To her surprise she found a new face already there, overlooking the stunning vast forests. The young man named Ortho Relius introduced himself and explained that he was interested in expanding his knowledge of the Force, when another spunky individual - Kyanus Ralan, approached the two from behind asking for the knowledge of a much more specific nature: the knowledge of how to complete the construction of a Lightsaber. Joined by two other Masters of the Force, Zahvid and Drac'sana - Eva lead the group to the meditation gardens where she prompted a healthy debate of the nature of the Force as an initiation test. During the debate another joined the five, the Emperor of the Commonwealth himself, Gaheris Rhade Antillies. The different perspectives of the Force held by everyone was fascinating. The two initiates proved that they had a desire to learn and were fully accepted into the Commonwealth Jedi Order. Since time had passed after Talun's treatment, she left the group to commence with his questioning. She was joined by Master Zahvid and the others who afterwards followed to observe. Talun's thoughts were scattered, clouded but not broken. He refused to answer any questions with logical hard facts. Eva knew that the poor boy was more then likely tortured and with her medical experience she watched him very carefully for any unusual signs and symptoms. After gathering some foulplay suspicions she decided to handle this case personally herself while making a mental note to check his medical records for anything out of place. Zahvid with his particular talents in the Force noticed that something unnatural was happening within Talun, the spirits of the Force avoided the lost boy as if he was contagious. Eva, seeking for as much information as possible she asked Zahvid to use his talents. An powerful spirit awoke and communed through him through cryptic words but there was one thing that was said that stuck out to Evas calculating mind. "Darkness manufactured, a light soon to wink out." It gave her a foreboding sense that she did not have much time. The spirit was too much for the conductors within Zahvid's armor to handle. The overloaded blast caused the Master of the Force to fall to the ground temporarily unconscious. It did not take him long to awake and seemingly shrug off the explosion. Talun for a short moment seemed to become himself. The Grandmaster without hesitation cast a mindtrick on the hurting Knight, to gift him temporary peace to allow him to sleep. -- For as long as anyone could remember, the Chiss Ascendancy had made it quite clear that Force users are an abomination, and if they choose to practice this impurity, they must leave their world behind and take their chances with the Sith, or Jedi. Drac'mere was no different. When it was discovered he had powers, his mother took great pains to keep his secret and sent him off-world with what little money she saved from managing the household. His father, Drelko'zen would never allow such dishonor in his life, and would surely take drastic measures to safe-guard his own life and work against any outside interference. While on Onderon, Drelko'zen was conducting business selling his weapons and designs to the local nobility when a ghost from his past appeared in the marketplace. His son, Drac'mere who left home without a word so many years ago was walking hand in hand with a man as they shopped. Drac'mere was simply floating a few fruit in his free hand as they shopped for the amusement of the children in the street and the man on his arm. He stopped, kissed his husband, and in losing concentration lost control of the floating fruit as they fell out of the air. Drelko'zen was incensed with rage. His son a Force User. His wife, a liar who covered it up. There was only one thing left to do. His son had to die and his honor among the Acendancy must remain intact. Without hesitation Drelko'zen excused himself and left for a room with a secure holoterminal. He kept his voice low as he reached out to a high level mercenary handler who often did "weapon testing" for him in the field. He described in great detail what he had just seen, and where, and told his contact to get their hands on local security video to help identify the target. It was done. Drelko'zen had just ordered the execution of his only son, and showing no sign of remorse, he returned to conclude his business and return to Copero to deal with his dishonest spouse. A few days passed, and a communicator on the arm of a stone cold killer was showing signs of activity. The anonymous source reached out to Strannix, a butcher in every sense of the word, providing him a complete work up on a new target. Scanning through the dossier, Strannix saw only a small Chiss male walking hand in hand with another man, obviously in love. The only mission requirement was: "Do not leave him warm". Strannix thought to himself this would be an easy job, especially given the price tag. He headed for the bridge of his ship and set in a course for Onderon to catch the trail of this Chiss Jedi, and began plotting a hundred different ways to take him out. At that moment, a coded message came through. Brief as it was, it gave Strannix a clue that whoever this Jedi was, he just booked passage to Yavin 4 and should be at the docking station within the day. This was perfect. Strannix could be there in just a few hours and layout his plan for how to eliminate his target in the best way possible. None the wiser, Drac'mere arrived at the Republic docking station above Yavin 4. As he exited the ship and made his way to a planet bound transport, he could be seen talking to the same man from the security holos on Onderon. The last words his husband heard were, "Don't worry. I'll see you soon. Yes... I love you too." As the communication ended, so did the feeling in his right arm. In a silent flickering moment, Drac'mere felt a stinging sensation in the back of his skull. Unable to react, his body hit the floor. He simply muttered, "Mother." in a soft voice, and died just moments later. Pleased with a very clean shot, and fully covered from view, Strannix holstered his weapon and casually blended in with the crowd who was running and scream at the sight of the dead body. The job was done. It was time to collect. Making his way back into his ship for a speedy exit from the docking station, Strannix fired up his encoded holocommunicator and let the contact know, "It's done." A few breaths was all it took before the cred alert on his account triggered showing the transfer of 2 million credits to his discretionary account. The job was done. Onto the next body to make dead. Meanwhile, on Copera, Drelk'zen ended the holocall and felt a combined sense of relief and regret, but he knew what needed to be done to protect his place in the Ascendancy no matter the cost. Meanwhile, back on Nar Shadaa, in a small apartment near the Promenade, Drac'mere's other half fell to his knees, broken and devistated. He sat and cried all alone at the loss of the man he loved. So many years waiting for the right person, only to lose him less than a year after finding each other. His heart felt as though it had just melted into his stomach and every bit of joy and love and the room were instantly sucked out of the window, as though an imaginary airlock had just been opened. He picked up his communicator and called the one person who would want to know... Grand Master Eva. Through a broken voice, and tears that fell like a waterfall on Rishi, he spoke slowly. Anyone who heard him could tell this man was in complete ruin, and finding the strength to get through the next 60 seconds would be the biggest challenge of his life. The communicator slipped from his hand as the Jedi disconnected the call. He would never be the same. He was too distraught to even contemplate revenge. His world was crumbling, and his love lay dead in some cold medical bay instead of alive and smiling, and back in his arms. It was a loss all would feel, all but one. The man who just cemented his standing in the underworld... by taking out a Jedi. -- Before Eva got the call from the broken hearted SIS Agent, she had finally finished studying Talun's medical records. Her and Zavhids instinct was right, within his blood sample she found the evidence of the Sith Alchemy. She knew it would be no easy task to undo such a powerful thing but would have more success removing the already corrupted bloodcells. The processes was painful and long requiring a steady blood transfusion for Stormclaw. Eva, through her experience with healing and dealing with Sith Alchemy incident's in the past she still barely succeeded in removing the poison within the Jedi. Even with Eva's success the grand master could tell that her friend had changed. It would be no easy spiritual healing process for Talun - however Eva was determined to help guide him back upon the right path. -- The Grandmaster called the students of the Academy together. Noorha joined alongside a new friend that she had brought to the Order, Zekair, followed by Tenacitron, Bregrilo, Shailro and Kyanus. She felt the need that they needed to get to know one each other to ultimately avoid infighting due to how large the Academy was growing in such a short period of time. After brief introductions she took the unsuspecting students to one of the worst planets in the universe, Hoth where they studied how to retain and regulate the heat within their bodies using the Force ability tapas. She tested the students multitasking limits and teamwork ability by encouraging them to retain the ability while learning how to move and attack simultaneously through a fun and heated snowball fight. Once she noticed the students were at their limit they returned to the Jedi Academy where they attended a small meditation session to regain their strength and help one another work through their misunderstandings and troubles. -- During the course of meditation, Master Sanna Stormdragon and Padawan Shailro engaged in a force focus technique which actually erupted into a vision for this fledgling Jedi. Instead of falling into focused meditation, she instead begain hearing screams, seeing fires and blood, and a tall thin man in black wreaking havoc. A red planet was under siege and there were no defining markers or locations. Disturbed by the images, Sanna immediately made her way out of the Temple and back to the Council to begin pouring over archives to see if anything matched the description given in the vision. -- “This is a Galactic News Bulletin.” “Authorities in the Allied Tion Sector are on high alert after these two individuals murdered a Voss Customs Official in the outskirts of Voss-Ka.” <An image flashes on the screen showing a small woman with blue hair standing beside a dark-haired, bearded man> “Authorities say the duo arrived on planet through falsified docking permits which allowed them to pass through Orbital Station Security. When questioned upon their arrival on the planet, the Customs Enforcement Agent who is now identified as Cushyr Beso, was stabbed and killed.” “The woman carried identification naming her as Valnea Naio which authorities believe to be an alias. She was last seen leaving the city of Voss-Ka heading for the wilderness. Little is known about her partner at this time. It is believed they made their escape with a sky shuttle that was reported missing and later found in orbit near the Orbital station. Their reason for being on Voss and the motive behind the murder are unknown at this time. While the two remain at large, authorities are looking for any help in the apprehension of these fugitives. If you have any information regarding these events, you are asked to contact local law enforcement officials immediately.” -- In a remote area of Manaan, at a Research Facility owned by the Sith Empire, Darth Drac'nox and potential Sith Apprentice Reyael lay in wait. Sji'stilla, currently operating on Voss receives a fake, and somewhat static holo call from "Grand Master Eva" indicating distress and the immediate need for help. Unaware she is walking into a trap, Sji'stilla makes her way to the facility in Manaan expecting to lend aid to her Jedi Grand Master. But she has no clue what is waiting for her when she steps off the lift in the underground observatory. She presses the button to go down, and leaves the lift with speed and worry looking for Eva, but is stunned with the only person she sees is the 6'6" dark lord Drac'nox. He smiles as he introduces himself, and before she can run, he activates a small device in his hand disabling the lift, and jamming signals from coming or going. Sji'stilla was now trapped 500 meters below the ocean's surface with one of the most evil Sith in the galaxy. Drac, knowing he had the upper hand knew Reyael was just behind the door waiting to spring into action as the hero. But as per usual with the Darth, he could not help but toy with the Jedi and inflict some pain. Using a Force choke, he lifted the padawan off the ground, and dragged her to him across the room. As he proceeded to intimidate her, he told the Jedi to pass a message along to her master, but then changed his mind, ramming a saber through Sji'stilla's abdomen. "Nevermind, I will tell her myself." That was the queue. Reyael sprung through the door, and immediately stepped between the two coming to the Padawan's defense. Drac eased off but maintained the dark conversation to really sell the fight to the unsuspecting Sji'stilla. Reyael used her force power to push the Darth back, and pull the device to her at the same time. With the door unlocked, Rey scooped up Sji and headed for the surface. The spy was in place, the padawan was injured. Alyce would be very pleased. -- Top story today on the Holonet; "Approximately around 23:00 Galactic Standard time, two assailants armed with disrupter rifles were caught on camera entering a building square on the Upper Promenade located on Nar Shaddaa. It is unknown at this time the names of those deceased, but the casuality number totals three of local Hutt Crime Lord; Thicci the Hutt's security force. The two armed robbers subdued great Thicci the Hutt and were able to blow the vault open, stealing priceless heirloom Hutt jewelry and several historical gold bars. It is unknown as well at this time, how the two were able to get away. As they were never seen exiting the premesis." "Initial reports suggest a small, slender woman with blue hair and a taller bearded man with black hair, both humans as all the identifying information that they have at this time." Thicci the Hutt can be seen now in full view of the holoscreen, in Huttese he gurgles; "My heart is broken at the theft of my families priceless heirlooms. I offer anyone who can bring them both to me, alive - three thousand credits a piece! These scoundrels will not go unpunished!" The screen cuts back to a visual of Nar Shaddaa and the building square. "More information will be released as it is obtained." -- Torrential Rains crushed down onto the Cold city of Steel and Spires beneath the storms of Dromund Kaas, Where Darth Morduus summoned Lord Farron Ren to the Council antechamber, deep within his Sith Fortress. The two had much to discuss. Morduus praised Farron for his accomplishments and endeavors in the Name of the Empire unto this point, and surprised the lord with a new seat on the Dark Council. Farron Ren, Henceforth to be known as Darth Epulus, was given command of the newly re-established Inquisitorius, A Branch of the Empire tasked with hunting down and silencing those who would oppose the Rule of the Sith, including the Commonwealth Knights, the Jedi, and any agents who conspire with them. Along with such an esteemed new role in the Empire, Epulus was given command of his very own fleet, spearheaded by his personal Flagship, the Decimator. Epulus had a newly reinvigorated purpose, and his drive to snuff the light from the galaxy had never known such potential. Before being dismissed, Epulus consulted with Morduus of a distant distubance in the force both had felt, as if a wound in the force was re-emerging from the past, slowly but surely. They feared a new power would enter into the grand conquest of the galaxy, sooner than any were ready for it. Only time would tell what this new presence may be. But for now, Epulus had much to set in motion. Perhaps it was time for him to take an apprentice . . . -- The young sith Reyael arrived at Morduus’ Stronghold, where Darth Epulus awaited her. He had heard of her power, and endeavors with Darth Drac’nox already, and wished to see her strength for himself. He led her to the Central chamber, where the two engaged in a vicious duel. Their sabers clashed with furious might, as he pushed Reyael’s limits, testing her prowess in the heat of battle. Reyael was eager to prove herself to the dark lord, mustering all her passion into this fight. Epulus managed to break her guard and land a decisive strike against her lightsaber, damaging it, and enraging the young Reyael, who was quick to land her own blow against the Dark Lord. Epulus then withdrew to a distance, throwing his saber across the room at Reyael, who managed to counter the attack and deflect it into a nearby statue, damaging it’s structure, then using the force to hew the blade back at its owner. Epulus was caught off guard, as the blade struck his shoulder, knocking him to his knees. In a bout of fury, Epulus reached out with the force to the damaged statue, mangling it’s figure from its base, and hurling it at his opponent. Reyael couldn’t do anything in time, the statue smashed into her as it shattered into chunks. Yet still, she showed a resilience worthy of a true sith. She pushed aside the debris, levitated a large chunk and propelled it at Epulus. Still on his knees, Epulus guarded himself with his lightsaber, chopping the rock in half, but a large chunk struck his arm heavily. Epulus looked onward. Reyael, exhausted but defiant, met his gaze, with the fiery gleam of determination in her eyes. The Dark lord rose, disengaging his lightsaber, and ending the duel. He was grandly impressed. Reyael had successfully deemed herself worthy, and she knew. Burning with a victorious satisfaction, she knelt before her new master, and rose as his new apprentice. -- Two men hearing whispers of the Jedi Temple from the ranks on both sides Republic/Imperial descend on the Jedi Temple. They come seeking knowledge from the archives, auras concealed they move along the exterior of the Temple focusing on a pulsating Ashlan energy signature. They come along a Jedi meditating and jump down to the balcony confronting the Jedi. Refusing the advances of the two the Jedi Talun Stormclaw was forced to defend himself. Sensing the genesis to the conflict Grand Master Eva jumped into the brawl to diffuse it. The dark siders auras erupted as their abilities were used to break the light siders. Upon the platform the one man in purple extravagent robes collapsed the platform beneathe Talun sending him plummeting. In response the Grandmaster locked in on his companion in Orbalisk armor sending him flying after the Knight Talun Stormclaw. Following the other two, the Grandmaster and Sorcerer descended to continue their fight. Both poisoned and battered the Jedi valiantly defended themselves from the purple attired dark siders who demanded knowledge. Hearing the commotion the Mandalorian Akaa decended the Temple stairs coming along the conflict. Remembering the armored dark sider Akaa opened attack helping the two wounded Jedi. The purple robed men began to have a challenge as the three began to fight back effectively. Irritated by the resistance the two sorcerers began to bombard the three. The Mando got trashed but the two Jedi faltered as a large dark side aura from Drac'nox appeared suddenly from outside. Observing the two dark siders amid their raid Drac'nox stood by watching the Jedi dismantlement as the Mandalorian fought bravely to protect the two. Tattered the Knight Talun fell unconcious to his poisoning as the Grandmaster, chest heaving was medically being cared for by the Mando. The man in purple robes pressed his hand on the Knight dissipating into the thin air before the group. Attempting to leave the Orbalisk armored Miraluka force sped in a blur to the exit. Only to be stopped and held in the air by an inquisitive Drac'nox. Insisting he get answers the armored dark sider kept repeating "I am the Voice, I obey my Lord. I am the dark before Morduus". Frustrated Drac'nox released the man and left in a hurry. Republic Forces, Akaa's Mandalorians and Jedi pouring in, the robed man joined his companion rematerializing. The two moved on with the Mando Akaa treating the poisoned and battered Grand Master Eva Shalluat. Upon departing the Sorcerer in lavish robes raised his palm crushing the Temple tower onto the group seperating the two groups. Who were they and what was their goal? Better yet where did they take Knight Talun Stormclaw? -- A Galactic News Bulletin patches through on the Empire's network; Roughly at 22:00 Galactic Standard time, an Imperial Lab on Quesh was infiltrated. Reports show several dead from the Republic scattered about the area. Indications show that the squad that was cut down inside of the facility had multiple scoring on their bodies from lightsabers, along with several high degree burns on their flesh, signifying electrocution. Blaster scoring was also found on their bodies and one of the locked containers as well. Two canisters were broken into their contents stolen. At this time, the Empire does not wish to comment on the contents of the container, only that it was a very crucial and high priced item. A terminal was also found broken in several places and the internal datacard removed as well. At this time, the individual(s) cannot be ID'd, as nothing showed up on holocams. The Empire offers a reward of *Five Thousand Imperial credits* to those who have information regarding this theft. The holonet message ends. -- Eva with a calm determination gathered the Jedi she had to save Talun. Padawan Noorha alongside Master Sanna accompanied Althevalia in an attempt to rescue the knight Talun Stormclaw from the claws of the Krath. Due to a hidden tracker in Taluns belt she managed to find this cult's location - this team of three Jedi raided the Krath in a desperate attempt to save Talun. Being overwhelmed by the power of these two unknown darksided individuals Noorha was defeated - luckily Master Sanna managed to with her use in the force , translocate the knight Talun and the Padawan Noorha to a safe area away from the conflict. Master Sanna alongside Althevalia fought against these two new threats - doing their best to end this conflict here and now. They failed. Althevalia just barely managed to translocate Sanna and herself with the cost of her well being - after sensing through her force empathy that Sanna was willing to do more. The Grand Master was not willing to allow a sacrifice on her watch. Narrowly escaping, the jedi contemplate their new enemies. These new darksiders seem to have no allegiance. Who knows what will happen next. -- **Raiders of the Lost Arc (as in electrical)** Five members were brought together on the far side of Yavin 4 after receiving tracking fobs. There were no details about the target, and only Dracazian seemed to be aware of something called the "payload". He immediately brought everyone together and formulated a plan. Seku was an expert at finding and disabling traps. Akaa, the Mandalorian was hired for his muscle and bodyguard skills. Joree and Nine were here to provide tech and additional coverage, while Dracazian was an expert treasure hunter and smuggler. To his surprise, Tirvi followed him from the Blaster's Bastion to the landing zone outside this ancient temple. The team made their way through a very perilous and dangerous environment, setting off traps such as darts, spears, fire, and even a collapsing floor under the wrong pressure plate. The dashing heroics of the Mando, and other party members prevented any serious injury, at least until a rumble in the cavern caused stalactites to start falling from the ceiling. One of them driving its way through Joree's right forearm. What should have happened on the count of 3, happened on the count of 1 and Drac yanked the impaled object out of his arm and used a heated blade to seal the wound. Othe great saves by Akaa and Seku even involved quicksand, and a very slippery path down to the opening of the cave which might have launched someone off the cliff. Everyone survived. As the team made their way into the opening near the lagoon, three of them saw a small, golden box shimmering in the pool of water beneath the waterfall. Drac, having already risked everyone else's safety, made his way into the water to retrieve the item. As he opened it, a blast of purple electricity shot out electrocuting him and throwing him 20 feet back up onto the bank near the others. He slumped over and the box fell from his hand. He eventually regained consciousness as Seku's call for help was answered by the arrival of a medical team there to extract them. Drac snapped back up, but was completely unaware of his surroundings, and barely recalled the events leading up to the shock. Tirvi, relived he was alive, and Joree glad to see his friend up and moving, watched as Akaa and Seku left on the shuttle as he was placed on the medical transport and returned to the Blaster's Bastion on Nar Shadaa where he is currently resting in a kolto tank. After almost 4 hours of hacking, Gemini 16 was able to hack the encryption security on the chip which had been discovered inside the box. Everyone had tried to do it, but ultimately too a super computing droid several hours to crack. As it happened, the "payload" was a credit chip belonging to some long dead Darth and there was close to 100k credits just sitting there. Terrus, Drac's right hand man, made sure the client received the chip with the money on it as instructed and took the 10k credit reward and split it 5 ways, making sure everyone had his thanks for helping close a case, and making a client very, very happy. -- The Grandmaster gathered Master Zahvid and her Padawan Noorha, who had decided to being her training as a consular. Eva had learned of the location of one of her lost holocrons that she sought to secure and bring back to her hidden archives for safe keeping. The three of them arrived on Voss where they needed to carefully make their way through a small army of pirates. Staying true to the Jedi way the three ensured that when combat ensued the rebels we left unconscious. Finally the three found their way to a lost, underground archive filled with dangerous knowledge. They then stumbled upon an old ancient terminal - the terminal seemed to react with Zahvid's gift in the Force, being able to commune with spirits. The gatekeeper showed themselves and addressed the three of them asking certain questions to view their worth. The Jedi answered correctly and the gatekeeper deemed the three worthy of taking over protection of the holocron and the archives. Certain runes and aspects of this hidden knowledge were foreign to Eva. She remembered her close friend Kivo mentioning that his brother's company specialized in these sorts of things. After a wonderful uplifting conversation with her favorite squash-kitter, she got his brother's contact information and called Sivo Snowpaw owner of Snowpaw acquisitions. The archeologist made his way to the group and helped secure the archives with his team. After a little while the ancient knowledge was transported to the Jedi Archives where Noorha showed amazing accuracy with the force while helping handle the artifacts. Eva and Zahvid were very impressed with the Padawans skill and modesty, her connection to the Force was becoming stronger and she kept a wise head on her shoulders. The archeologist was given special permission and access to the archives to help her further discover the hidden secrets that even she did not know she held. -- An encounter on Mannan. The Grandmaster and her Padawan Noorha sought to expand their knowledge on the hidden archives they had found - her contact Sivo Snowpaw pointed her in the direction of a valued colleague that may have the information that the Jedi sought. Unknown to the agents of justice - Drac'nox had beaten them to the chase and ambushed the Grand Master and her Padawan in the home of Sivo's colleague. Presented with an unfair ultimatum Eva knew what she needed to do. An epic battle ensued between the force users, being interrupted by the Commonwealths ally Akaa, who attempted to collect on Drac'nox's bounty. To save himself from the unexpected well placed shot from the Mandalorian the dark sider pulled the young man in the way of the slugthrower shot, leaving him heavily wounded and struggling for his life. The Grand Master through her Force empathy sensed the surprise from the young boy Djuzu'xai, revealing that he truly trusted his mentor. That was enough for Eva to want to save him. She wanted to save him from the unfair injustice that was forced upon him. Eva healed the boys wounds and alongside her Padawans adept diplomatic efforts they managed to convince the Mandalorian to leave the younger darksider, begrudgingly in the hands of the Jedi. After finding the closest hospital Djuzu'xai was properly treated and a long winded conversation ensued between him and the Jedi. Through acts of kindness and gentle words they convinced Djuzu'xai that he could use this opportunity to start over and for now have brought him to the Jedi Academy for further healing and to help the boy find peace of mind as he contemplates how he would like to live his new life. -- Hold your breath! The Grand Master took Knight Stormclaw and a group of students, Maelri, Bregrilo, Noorha and Sji'stilla to the planet Onderon after figuring that the students should now - after learning the majority of basic force skills and combat see a little bit more of the Universe. Due to Eva hearing rumors of nearby mysteries she contacted Sivo Snowpaw to tag along for cultural and historical reference just in case the group stumbled upon something during the lesson. Eva led the students to a lake where she encouraged them to have a holding their breath contest. To add incentive which is unlike the Grand Master, she offered a prize for the winner. Eva taught the students the detailed nature of the breath control ability, where they as novices had to do their best to retain their focus while learning the basics of this more adept move. She was proud of the students progress but to her surprise the new student Maelri stuck out with her ability to keep up with one of the most experienced Padawans of the Order. The competition needed to become more challenging, so Eva led them near a nest of native animals that would produce a unbreathable gas around them. The students kept focus on this new way of thinking required for the breath control ability. Eva encouraged the students to practice what they practiced in meditation and with a gentle mental suggestion to attempt to relax these wild creatures, a calm aura soothed the territorial beasts in a joint use of what they later discovered was a Force ability called animal friendship. All students participated and did well regardless of being eligible for the grand prize, which was won by Maelri. -- During Eva's praise the group was interrupted suddenly by feeling a pained, warped aura. It was corrupting nearby wildlife and Eva decided that the area needed to be cleansed of the concentrated Bogan which would no doubt cause future problems for the natives of the area. To Eva and Talun's surprise a familiar face waited. Jano Tarkis stood to greet them seemingly to have been called there by an ancient, rageful spirit. Jano seeing his chance summoned this spirit that had tried to lure him into a trap and used the Jedi there to help disperse of the soul. The area was purged but - the Jedi wished it could have been done by putting the wrathful spirit to peace. Eva saw the ancient rune markings up top the tomb and got a dangerous chill, her instinct inspired her to take the group led by Sivo into the ruins. The Archeologist discovered a stone table that when translated seemed to hold dangerous information for a mysterious ritual. Aided by Jano due to his wish to secure a conversation with the Grand Master afterwards, the group discovered that many innocent people had been pulled into the depths of this tomb driven insane by the Bogan corruption. The Jedi setting their sabers on stun secured these individuals for rehabilitation therapy, healing and after, succeeded together in finding the remains of the tablets. Sivo secured the stone relics and was tasked with delivering them to the hidden Jedi Archives. The Padawans were sent back to the Academy where Eva remained behind alone - to fulfill her promise of speaking with Jano Tarkis. -- As the systems commonwealth military started to update their security software, one of the alarms started to go off, the commander raised one eyebrow in confusion. after looking into the alarm he noticed it was a beacon that triggered as its life support was terribly low and running out. the commander was confused there was no current mission that required any of the scw to be in carbonite, that would need life support. the code was old about eight years old, what ever it was it wasn't going to be long until the life support runs out. as the solider tried to find the code he only came across a title *carnifex shadow* shrugging the commander walked to the temples library and found the newly Jedi knight Noorha, and Jedi master Sanna Stormdragon. giving both the Jedi the news of the old beacon alarm, explaining that the alarm code was old and not sure what it was, he left it up to the Jedi to figure out what to do about it -- Trouble on Oricon. The Grandmaster gathered a couple skilled individuals from the Commonwealths resources to tackle a great evil that she had heard was brewing on the molten planet. The darkside radiated through a warzone which was pulling the tide out of the Commonwealths favor. The group managed to find the source of the evil - a darksided artifact was corrupting the minds of the Commonwealths army. The group of hand picked individuals found this artifact and destroyed it, seeing signs of a man in the shadows who wished to stop them. The Force sensitives of the group managed to track this fellow force sensitive where a battle ensured. The Sith was easily overwhelmed by the sheer numbers of the Commonwealth and taken for further questioning. Perhaps this Sith may lead to many unanswered questions that the Commonwealth seeks. -- A recent betrayal. New faces show themselves at the Commonwealth Jedi Academy. Eva Shalluat decided to test the mettle of her experienced padawan Sji'stilla and sent her on a mission alongside this new individual, Zach'qwertyuiop. A Sith apprentice had been recently causing trouble looking for the converted Jano Tarkis, claiming him to be his Sith Master - Eva sensing something fishy decided not to send Tarkis due to his recent betrayal of the Sith and sent her Padawan instead to gather more information. Little did she know - it was a ploy by her mother, Lord Carnificina to attempt to pull the fallen knight once more out of the Commonwealths grasp. Aided by Darth Drac'nox these Sith tested the grey Jedi's will and spirit with what seemed like a distinct plan. The Sith did not expect the Commonwealth to be aided once more by the troublesome Mandalorian Clan leader Akaa, who provided help to the Jedi in their battle. It took time but Tarkis heard of the news and showed as a late arrival and when presented with an ultimatum by his old Sith Master - he attacked the Jedi and aided the Sith further proving where his true loyalties lie. The battle was overwatched by a familiar droid and a cold hearted killer named Strannix who last minute defended the Padawans to Lord Carnificinas surprise. The Sith had to retreat due to the Mandalorians immense backup showing, just barely escaping with Jano and themselves - leaving the lucky injured Padawans. The Mandalorians treated the allies of the Commonwealth and news began to spread about Jano Tarkis once again, betrayal. -- Gathered on the Andromeda Ascendant, Commonwealth’s Emperor Rhade had gathered the newly knighted Noorha, her new padawan, and a handful of initiates for some assistance for a mission. Before they could embark, however, they picked up a faint distress signal. Recognizing the location and what it could mean, Rhade quickly enlisted the help of Mandalorians Akaa and Zaria and everyone convened on the prison planet Belsavis. With the signal glaringly strong, the group fought their way across the surface of Belsavis right up to the gates of the maximum security ward. Akaa remained at the entrance to keep watch as everyone else descended into the dark, dank prison. After searching for some time and silencing any guards or personnel that they came across, Rhade and the others finally reached a corridor with rows of Rakata stasis chambers. Three of them appeared to be in use. Rhade located the source of the signal and flipped a switch, releasing a figure from carbonite with a loud hiss and billowing steam. A Jedi fell to his knees, one Rhade recognized as Romuin. The others in the group exchanged looks, not recognizing or knowing the stranger. The release of the stasis chamber triggered the release of the others. Two more figures emerged. Upon a closer glance, the group realized that they were sith. While Romuin took a moment to regain his strength, everyone prepared for a fight. The older sith began to gather energy, lighting crackling at his fingertips as he formed a massive ball of lighting in the air. He threw it at the group. Moving at exceptional speed, the lighting struck everyone in the group but Mae. Noorha took a particularly hard hit, flying backwards and slamming hard into the wall behind her. The older sith took the momentary confusion to flee the area, leaving the younger man behind. Boiling with anger, the younger man ignited his crimson lightsaber and leaping towards the Emperor Rhade and the recently freed Romuin. Noorha and Zach both made hasty attempts to bring down the younger sith from behind, however Zach’s attack was easily blocked and Noorha, still dizzy from her hit against the wall, failed to make any impact. Dzuju, Zaria, and Mae all managed to land a hit on the younger sith. Badly weakened and struggling to keep up, the young sith didn’t stand a chance. Romuin struck true and Rhade followed that up with a killing blow. Safe once more, Rhade tried to explain to Romuin that he had been in carbonite for nearly 12 years. The rest of the group returned to their transports while Rhade caught Romuin up on everything he had missed. This wasn’t over. There was a sith on the loose, one of immense power and ability. Rhade thought he looked familiar. He hoped that it wasn’t true, but if it was Cyrest Atwood, then they had just killed his son.