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Kim
Mar 21, 2021
In Story Arc Mission Reports
To: The Sith Lords/Masters From: Lava First and foremost, this is an apology for my actions and verbage used on our ▇▇▇▇▇▇ mission on Rishi. ▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇ I was there to represent the CommonWealth and should not have fed into things that were said. I disrespected those that perhaps shouldn't have been disrespected instead of keeping focus on the mission at hand. Please do not take my actions as something to be held against the CommonWealth. They have tried to train me, and my inability to absorb their training should not be held against them. I hope you have the same reasoning of understanding in regards to this. Lastly, due to my actions, I feel my representation of the CommonWealth is wrong. I have left the order as punishment. ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ so that I will never impede on any such treaties or alliances between the CommonWealth and/or the Sith. Or even worse, create any possible future problems. ▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ So, my apologies in regards to MY actions and words. ▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ ▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇▇ This is Lava, forever signing off. -- Akaa Cross was finally releived to be coming home to his clan, after months and months of tracking one sith lord and two darths. rhade the systems commonwealth emperor, had requested bounties on each of them. The reason bounties where placed on them was because they had crimes against the system commonwealth, and attempts against Rhade's life and dethroning the systems commonwealth emperor. They needed to be brought in. As Akaa landed in the new SCW compound, it was nice to see how far the rebuilding of the commonwealths base was coming along. Akaa made his way inside to find emperor rhade, it didnt take long to locate his old friend. Akaa threw two small vials of ash to rhade, along with two floating carbonated bodies that slowly glided to rhade. "The sith lord is on ice along with one of his darths, unfortunately the other darth and her apprentice elected to come to you in a jar." Rhade raised his eyebrows in a disbelieving manner but sighed and smiled lightly. " very well, good job akaa I appreciate you taking them down as quickly as you did, turn in your fobs and make sure you get your payments." Rhade said in a upbeat tone Akaa nodded to rhade and as akaa turned to leave rhade said one last thing " Akaa, Welcome home". Not that rhade or anyone else could see but under akaas helmet the mandalorian smiled *it was good to be back* akaa thought to himself. -- As Akaa looked at the bounty puck as he saw the hologram akaa smirked, but under his helmet no one could see the excitement in his eyes. rhade looked up with a raised eye brow "akaa if you could bring him in al-" rhade started but the Mandalorian was already shaking his head. " it's a sith, he will be coming in cold" Akaa said in a low metallic tone. it wasnt long before akaa was on his way to Onderon. this would be the 8th sith, akaa brought in this month all of them cold. but as Akaa put in the coordinates he thought about why. the Sith where becoming more and more bolder he had a bad feeling that someone was about to make a move, the treaty between the commonwealth and the imperials was fragile on a good day but now. It wouldn't belong until an all out war between all factions, not just the republic and the imperial empire but soon the common wealth. -- Valla as a member of the dark council landed on Darth Vulkans ship. He walked over to the Empire's Communications network and started to speak to the whole galaxy. "I am Darth Maestys to long have we stood idly by while our traditions are smashed to pieces while we stand by with no true leader but no longer. This is a coming age a new age where sith can rise again the jedi are weak they are dying it's time to return fire today is the day. I rise I have defeated Darth Vulkan in fair combat he kneels before me and proclaimed me the new dark lord. I hereby say that's not enough I say I want more we need more I say we don't need a dark lord we need an Emporer. I am that Emporer so this is a message to the galaxy I will not stand by while the jedi ruin our traditions our bloodlines the war against the jedi is on and we will win for my new Empire For our new Empire is IMMORTAL. Valla screams on the top of his lungs in fair with his last word he was hell bent on letting everyone know that he was in charge and was hell bent on destroying the jedi. His message was heard loud and clear he soon knew the war would continue but for how long only time will tell will his actions bring him victory or only suffering. He goes to Vulkan throne and sits on Which has Officially begun his reign. -- Akaa raises his eye brow and rolls his eyes, " knew something like this was coming." Akaa said to gal vera. Gal had intercepted the holotransmision as she hunted a sith In imperial space. She nodded in agreement with Akaa's statement. " when will the republic and commonwealth realize that there is no treaty or allaince that they will ever honor. In that regard they are about as wonderful as those worms the hutts." Akaa spat Gal nodded again she knew akaa's hate for the sith. " they never learn do they " akaa said as he walked by and stared at darth nox light saber crystal hanging on his belt. " darth nox also claimed to be immortal, and all the darths before him. And each time they became ash under our feet." Gal smiled and nodded a sign of respect to akaa The mandalorian clan leader was tired of these games the sith would play first being a allies then turning on the commonwealth, again and again the sith did this. Akaa had enough he went to his inter comm and spoke to all of the mandalorians not only to his clan but those willing to listen. " I speak not as a clan leader but as a mandalorian, to many times the sith have threaten the galaxy, have underestimated those around them. The claim these empty threats as victory, they have no regard for honor nor. Or what war really is, they taint this galaxy with their cowardly stench. They see themselves as gods only to be false idols under our boots." Akaa's voice began to turn metallic as his rage could be heard in his voice " this sith lord is no different, he claims immortality yet sits on a throne of deceit. We mandalorians do not live by words of the tounge but by our actions. Those that have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action, so I call to you mandalorians, this sith wants war, he tryed to declare war on jedi..." akaa shook his head as he spoke " but it's not the jedi they should fear, they are not the hunters of the galaxy. WE ARE, you expected to fight the jedi, but your about to face a much more deadly predator. We are war incarnate. You want war darth maestys, we'll give you that, when your choking on your own blood and have the taste of mandalorian iron in your mouth, then will also give you death. You wanted war and that's what we will give you. We will show you how immortal you really are. This is a call to all mandalorians, the sith seek war, I SAY WE ANSWER IT." Akaa voice went silent, the comms where quite at first but then, as if a hurricane of roar came through a chant that all mandalorians chanted hundreds of thousands answered the call. The Sith wanted war they would get it, but not by just the jedi. The mandalorians now would answer the call for war and this time, there is no where for the sith to hide, no place where they will not be hunted down. This time The sith would regret taunting the dogs of war. -- The Galactic Holonet turns on and before you is an image of The CommonWealth's Emperor, Gaheris Rhade: "People of the CommonWealth, I come to you today to speak of the impending conflict with The Empire. As you may already know, the treaty between us has been broken by an act of war from The Empire. We are no strangers to adversity in our mission to unite the galaxy. We have been betrayed before and emerged stronger than ever! I don’t need lengthy, long winded speeches to rally you, my people. We stand for a cause that speaks for itself; justice, morality, and balance in the galaxy and nothing will stop our righteous mission. We carry with us not only the hope of generations and generations to come, but we carry with us the power of what is right and good! That is why today, I would like to offer sanctuary and mercy to any peoples of the Empire seeking refuge. This act mirrors the mercy I showed your leader when I defeated him single-handedly. He fought dishonorably, teaming up against me with one of his minions still, I was the victor. So shall I, no, we be. Come the end of this conflict when the smoke clears, there will be one side left standing. The CommonWealth!" -- Jedi master Noorha was in her office when her door opened suddenly and closed. She thought nothing of it at first and then, suddenly, in the corner of the room a mysterious man with a spectral form appeared. He dawned a jedi's robe and his image flickered and disappeared as she turned around. Then the man appeared behind her and touched her shoulder, prompting she turned around. It was none other than Jano Tarkis. She was surprised to see him seeing that they thought he was dead. He told her he did not have much time since he could not control this form while unconscious. He quickly told her that he is running out of time that he is trapped in the Crystal on illum. He is being crushed by all the power being absorbed into the Crystal and that soon he would die. He begged Noorha to save him and then he suddenly vanished after losing control of his spectral form. After he went to the rest of the commonwealth jedi master's and told them of his situation. He even paid a final visit to Emperor Rhade himself. Now he waits in the Crystal on illum unconscious and clinging to life but Time is running out. -- Mysterious Figure Provokes War With the C.W’s Force Sensitive Population and He’s Winning. By Zelanda If you are Force Sensitive - lock your doors. Riots are spreading across CommonWealth space. Droids have gone haywire, targeting only Force Sensitives regardless of age and the people are not happy. Senator Ryux tries desperately to find diplomatic solutions working alongside the CommonWealth Jedi to find the meaning of this betrayal. Civilian datapads are being hacked and are taking the droid's side, to end the “oppression” caused by Force Sensitives. Anonymous sources claim abuse of power and an infringement of privacy. “Haven’t we all thought at one point that chaos always follows the spooks… Or anyone that can use the Force for that matter?” A bystander commented earlier today. “Can’t they read your mind? That’s not fair to anyone!” Another fearful civilian chimed in. The anonymous messages that widespread across the galaxy though civilian datapads were a series of documents of certain coverups with the associated names of multiple Jedi Masters. It was accompanied alongside a persuasive video showing a masked man. Still that begs the question of “Aren’t they people too?” The CommonWealth’s people are presented with a moral choice. Senator Ryux spoke this afternoon in response to the people's concerns, riots and unnecessary crime. “What is happening here will throw our society into chaos. This is not the way to make change. We must stand together and find a more peaceful way to bring about the change you all desire.” It was not long until the crowd turned on him and forced the Senator to flee because of his discovered Force Sensitive son. Rumors of a Militaristic Curfew circle through the talk of the Senate. “People are not listening to reason, something must be done to establish control” Senator Api stated during his conference with the Jedi. The Emperor himself attended the conference and spoke to the people in an attempt to ease their concerns.” The article had a video link of a recording of a hologram of Emperor Rhade. My fellow CommonWealth citizens. I know this is an uncertain time for all of you, I assure you - we are all in a bit of a disarray from this attack on our people. Nay! On all of us. At this time we are unsure of where the attack has come from but, as you have put your trust in me before I ask that you do so once again. I promise you, the people, we will find the truth and bring it to light not just for the CommonWealth but for all affected people across the Universe. " Rhade extends his hand "In Rhade we trust!” Who knows what the near future will bring, stay tuned for the latest updates regarding this dire time. -- ‘TRANSMISSION SECURED: This is Crime Boss Raldani Kaluma. As I’m sure many of you have noticed, I’ve been away on a mission for quite a while now and have been out of contact while I’ve been away. I’ve been on Rishi securing a new base of operations for us. Jobs will still be coming through the Blaster’s Bastion and the Stormdragon family, to avoid arousing any suspicion and to keep unwanted guests out of our new base. As I stated before, the new base will be on Rishi, thanks to an old friend of mine. Thanks to her cooperation, the Ivory Company, a band of pirates, will be joining our ranks. In light of this new change, I have also been working on a new way to spread our reach further across the galaxy. To do this, we’re dividing the Underworld into two divisions. The Ruffnecks and the Commonwealth Intelligence Agency, otherwise known as the CIA, which we will be partnered with the Commonwealth for. The Ruffnecks will be more combat-oriented while the CIA will, of course, be intel and stealth-oriented. In addition to this, I’ve heard some troubling things recently, as I’m sure many of us have. It would appear that some individuals have forgotten to fear not only the Commonwealth, but the Underworld as well, and have decided to try and eliminate Force Sensitives from the galaxy via droids. I have called the Commonwealth my allies, and by attacking my allies, these droid’s programmers have attacked me. Bring me these droids for research, bring me any information you may have on the droids and their maker, and you will be paid. Better yet, bring my enemy’s bodies to me and I will make sure that you have more credits than you could ever know what to do with. I want not only their droids. I want their *lives*. Let’s set fire to these bastards. The galaxy *will* know our name! For the Underworld! TRANSMISSION ENDED' -- the comms opens abruptly in imperial and commonwealth space, “To long have you imperials run around as if this is your hunting ground, as if you are the hunters of the galaxy. The Sith act as if they are all but invincible, yet in the first day of clan Gra Tua’s return two imperials where captured, and another wounded enough to scurry back to its hiding hole like a rat. To long have you thought your self’s as predators, but you are prey. The true predators are back. This is a message to the Sith, there is no where in this galaxy you can run, no where you can hide that we will not find you. You will receive no mercy, no quarter. We will end you there will be no religion you can hide behind; we will break you down to the smallest atom to where there is nothing left, there won’t be enough for even your masters to become ghosts. While you lick your wounds heed this warning, any imperials caught in commonwealth space will be hunted down ended.” In the background you can hear many Mandalorian cheer and discharge their weapons. “you are the prey it must be a strange feeling running, but I would get use to it, for a rat does threaten a wolf, the hunt is on, and we will feast. I have seen your destruction across the galaxy, but you do not fight warriors you attack citizens, non- military targets and slaughter them. You murder them as they do not fight. You call your self’s predators or hunters, your nothing more then scavengers, and the true dogs of war are here, and we are hungry.” The comms abruptly ends and goes silent -- Darth Chadwick, the Emperor's advisor, met with Darth Maestys immediately after he was attacked by the Mandalorian clan leader Akaa. After he saw the large broadcast he was worried- the future did not bode well. They were not ready to face a threat as large as the Mandalorians and the Systems CommonWealth's full force combined. The Empire was just getting back onto their feet. They needed allies - and more powerful warriors. The two Sith only saw one viable option for survival. A private message was delivered to all known Sith, hidden from the citizens of the Empire. “I am sure you have all heard the daunting news. Fear not - we will survive as we always have. Your Emperor orders you all to scatter. From this point on the Sith will act as individuals. The strongest will survive and when we are ready we will rise again and crush the CommonWealth and Mandalorian scum that threaten to take our freedom away. Every Sith is to find - and train an Apprentice. Stay vigilant and cautious - we will not be defeated.” The short message was highly encrypted. Now, he would need to prepare the Empire’s citizen’s for what was to come. Darth Chadwick - masked appeared before a live broadcast to all citizens of the Empire. “Citizens of the Empire. We have been greatly wronged. Our freedom is threatened and we must stand and act. Our Emperor has fallen by the hands of the treacherous Systems CommonWealth, when he attempted to defend Dromuund Kaas from a ruthless massacre. Do not let their lies of Peace and Justice wrongly influence you. They will take away everything that you hold dear, as we have witnessed. He sacrificed himself for your safety and now I, his second, ask you all to stand and help us fight against those who wish to destroy everything great that we have built together - and what we stand for. We will not fall. Darth Chadwick ignited his lightsaber and lifted it to the blackened sky. Long live the Empire!” The truth was that he himself had caused the ruthless assault to pin blame on the CommonWealth, to inspire Emperor’s Maestys’ people through fear and rage. The Emperor was alive and well, in hiding. The CommonWealth may not call his bluff but it was enough to call the Empires people to arms. They would make things just a little bit more difficult for Emperor Rhade and his private council of warriors while the Sith strengthened themselves. He was not proud of running - but survival was priority. He would find a way to kill them all. -- The Galactic Holonet buzzes with static for a short moment as a holographic version of Emperor Rhade appears on everyone's holoscreens and holocommunicators. Rhade's left hand raises up and clenches his fist as he proudly addresses his people and the Galactic Core: "My people, sons and daughters of the Commonwealth; For many years The Empire have made attempts at our livelihood; oppressed us and *attempted* to conquer us at every turn. I asked you for time and you granted me that time. You; the the strength in my arm, the holders of my dreams, this much I vow. We will crush the armies of our enemies by seizing the weapons they seek to turn against us and thus the history of these days will be written in their blood. If there are those who would deny us peace and refuse us our rightful place in the universe, then we will unleash such a terrible vengeance that generations yet unborn will cry out in anguish. We are fighting for our very existence. We come from an empire rich in culture with acceptance being a driving tenet of our identities. Our forefathers embarked on the greatest exodus in our history; an exodus for freedom! The Commonwealth became that freedom! We have experienced hardship, but in the time you have given me, I rebuilt our empire! I rebuilt our strength! AND I REBUILT OUR PRIDE! On this day we stand united once more. On this day those driven to divide us will hear our voice! On this day we act as one! And we will be ignored NO MORE! We shall smite the invaders and never again will we bow before them! Never again endure their oppression and never again will we tolerate or endure tyranny! Defenders of the Commonwealth, I call on you! NOW IS OUR TIME!!!!!" ~The holocom then cuts out~
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Kim
Mar 21, 2021
In CommonWealth Mission Reports
Captain Barkley gave suggestions, and the group went with cutting the head off the snake. Sniper spotted them, six criminals turning around as the western fake assault drew the attention of the rest of the riot. Sniper shot at Javie, Alex took the shot instead. Sowed fear into half of the squad but also most of his allies, causing the rest of the prisoners to execute their as they fled. Javie bolted for the sniper, sprinting like a madman. The Phoenix disturbed the sniper's perch with explosive shots, causing blood loss and forcing him to relocate on the same outcrop. Gal unloaded blaster fire onto the trio of prisoners, clipping into them with yet another explosive round in the centre of them, in disarray, and untrained in battle tactics, each of them shot erratically. Alex defends Yabbis not with his saber, but his body. Niles taking the shot instead. Only for them to be turned to giblets from Yabbis’ grenade which caused the ice-shelf on either side of the group to start cracking, showing the..danger of explosions. Pax shot and once more kept the sniper from settling down, having to load his rifle and shoot down Javie, missing only for Alex to use the force to lift Javie, to Superman punch the sniper into oblivion. Javie, taking the sniper in hand, only to spot Bob Cricket, the formerly imprisoned Sith, start making his way over - fear gripping the Margrave’s mind - unable to shoot. The group unloads volleys of blasterfire towards Bob, deflecting the blasterfire deftly with his dual, crimson sabers. Leaping onto Niles sabers drawn, Niles shifted back, only to headbutt him, causing superficial, non-existent damage to the Sith. Alex made him prostrate Bob in fear and anxiety, disrupting his chaotic flow of combat for the others to lay waste. Yabbis taking the killing blow, stabbing her light-dagger into the Sith’s stomach, and dragging up to his gullet, opening him up like a book. Pax realised, from his time looking at bounty boards, Bob was a wanted Sith from years past - unclaimed due to his Belsavis tenure as prisoner, snagging the corpse Pax made a quick buck from a local cartel. Bob's sabers were shown deeply corrupted by his own maniacal control of the Dark side.
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Kim
Mar 21, 2021
In CommonWealth Mission Reports
The group assembled a board the Andromeda. There they were greeted by the holo projection of High Councilor Althevalia. There she explained the situation, on how the ship was pillaged by pirates, and sensitive information was taken from one of the frigates. She tasked the party with reclaiming the data chit, that contained sensitive information on Commonwealth spies throughout the galaxy, from their lair on Hoth. When the party began to approach the derelict star destroyer, the pirates had taken for themselves, they were stopped by eight armed grunts, all aiming for the heads of each member of the group. From down the hill, a man wearing a Mandalorian set of armor painted blue came striding up. As he got there, one of the members of the party, Javie, became cold. Being a nice guy, Tectedo thought it wise to ignite his lightsaber to warm Javie with the blade’s heat. This naturally prompted the grunts to become agitated, and they readied themselves to fire. The blue armored man raised his arm to signal his men to hold fire. He made the assumption that the group was Commonwealth, and that they had come for the goods they had stolen. He removed his helmet to reveal his face as he began to negotiate with the leader of the party, Gal Vera. The Ruus’alor of Clan Gra’tua noticed immediately that the chest plate the man was wearing was pure beskar, while the rest of his armor was durasteel. Assuming he had stolen it, Gal negotiated offensively, hoping to gain the chance to take the Beskar he was wearing. The Rogue Mando set his initial price at ₹ 10,000, which Gal immediately refused. The price dropped slowly as the rogue mando became increasingly irritated with Gal’s aggression. Javie, who during the negotiations was caught trying to sneak away, and was currently the target of two pirates, realized that he could afford the ₹ 5000 credit final offer from the Rogue Mando. He piped up that he was willing to do the deal, causing the mando to halt in his tracks. He signalled for his grunts to lower their weapons and lead the party into the derelict ship, to where he was keeping his most prized loot. Once there, he handed Javie a case, trying to hide the fact that he was handing off a blank data chit. Javie would notice the deception, and confront the Rogue mando, telling him to run his chain code to verify who he was. The mando obliged, running the number and finding the Javie’s story to be true. Though, in the Mando’s mind, he could be a good ransom, and set off a detonator that was placed on the beam above the majority of the group., trying to crush the party, and causing them to scatter to avoid the beam. None were quick enough to avoid the shrapnel, but Javie was still un phased as he was clear of the blast's trajectory. He lifted the rogue mando by his beskar chest plate and placed a well placed shot to the man’s exposed throat, causing him severe disorientation. The party split accordingly, as some took on the grunts who had positioned themselves behind the group, and some took on the Mando. Yabbis was first to make her move as he wildly tossed her knives at the grunts, causing them to scatter behind cover. As one of the grunts peaked over the edge of their cover, Delbert tossed a perfectly timed thermal grenade, as it bounced off the pirates head, and exploded in their lap. The battle continued over at the Rogue mando, and Javie advanced on him with his shoulder. Though the mando was disoriented, he was a solid man, and Javie bounced off him, and landed and landed on his side. Tectedo followed up Javies attack with one of his own on the disoriented Mando, landing his strike for his arm, and severing it from his body. A new face to the commonwealth, Kuliss directed her attention to the grunts, throwing her saber with precision, slicing one of the remaining grunts clean in half. Gal was infuriated by who she saw as an impostor Mando. She sent out her Whistling Birds directed at all the pirates in the ship, and they all landed true. Six of her shots flew directly through the chest plates of the six remaining pirates. The other two shots landed in the exposed hips of the Rogue Mando, who then collapsed to his knees. As the Rogue mando crawled towards Gal, knowing it was her that landed such a fatal blow, Javie accessed the terminal, and found that the chit was no longer there, and had already been sold to an Imperial Moff. Though Javie would choose to, not with hold, but use the information he obtained as a bargaining chip for later. As the Rogue mando approached Gal, she lifted him by the chest plate and looked upon him, questioning how he got the beskar. He explained that he was once in a clan, and had earned the beskar, but had run away due to his own morales not being in line with the rest of the clan. Gal told him that due to his dishonour, he was unfit to wear such sacred metal, and drove her beskar blade through his throat. As the man bled out, he nodded in approval, as at least he died fighting. Gal removed the beskar from the man, and began to leave, as she then remembered the original mission. Gal and Alex turned to Javie, trying to find out what he had discovered, though weren’t entirely successful as he was cryptic, but truthful about what he found. As they bickered, Yabbis looted the fallen Mando's guns, and his credits. Frustrated, and figuring she got at least something from the mission, Gal departed for Tal Vera, to return the beskar to an honourable clan. Alex pressed a little further, but to no avail. Javie finally states that he would present what he found only to the High Councilor, and Grand Master of the Knights of the Commonwealth Althevalia Shalluat..
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Kim
Mar 21, 2021
In CommonWealth Mission Reports
Reyael was a pragmatic individual. She could fight, yes, and be brutal when doing it, but she knew how to pick her battles and bide her time. It was how she rose from a slave to the sith to their Empress. As such, she also knew when it was time to walk away. This time wasn’t only for self-preservation, but to keep her children safe. Reyael, formerly known as Darth Keres, packed her belongings, her children, and left the crumbling Sith Empire and her husband, Darth Maestys, behind. She wasn’t running. She was leaving. Unfortunately, no matter how stealthy Rey was and the precautions that she took, Maestys had discovered her trail and was on his way to find both her and the kids and bring them back. No matter what it took. He hunted his family down to a small estate on Tatooine. Intent to bring his kids back home with him, Maestys wasted no time in taking down the guards and security surrounding the estate. He marched in, cape billowing, to find Reyael barring his path. The husband and wife exchanged heated words in which Maestys threw a tantrum and Reyael tried to cooly shut him down, however neither was budging in what it was they wanted. It was Maestys that struck first. The battle took longer than Reyael had expected. Always when the two sparred, she won. When they argued, she won. She could see now that Maestys had been holding back. An hour of intense fighting left both of them battered and bleeding, none more so than Reyael. Had it been only her, she would keep going until the very end, but her responsibilities lay beyond just herself now. All that was between Maestys and the twins was her. Realizing this, she stepped just over the threshold and, with one last taunt to her husband, secured the blast doors between them. With minutes to spare, Rey rounded up the kids and took off through a secret back entrance. She sent two messages- one to Alex, asking for his assistance to take the kids and keep them safe once she could reach him as well as to free a potential ally. To that ally, Darth Karza, Reyael offered revenge against Maestys for one thing: help her kill him.
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Kim
Mar 21, 2021
In CommonWealth Mission Reports
Martin needed to figure out a way into Shalluats family archives to reobtain his sword. He knew of another way to ask aside from dealing with Eva. He visited the holocron of Darth Carnificina - Eva’s mother and attempted to ask the noetikon of the slightly psychotic Sith. He found it was surprisingly easy to get the information that he wanted for, Carnificina always loved to give other members of her family a hard time. Her one purpose in life and now death - was to cause just a little bit of extra chaos. It was a little bit harder however to get what he needed - for he just sent what he needed back to the CommonWealth. Still - he knew what direction he had to walk in and after his mind was put at a little ease- his anger resurfaced after being attacked again by a multitude of droids. After checking the holonet Martin realized that the Force Sensitive purge was already plaguing the galaxy and both him and Darth Chadwick decided that they could not wait until they were ready - they would have to covertly get in and take out Audrey - quick , efficiently and then disappear as quickly as they came. They both had questions for her. -- Soon after - many other Force sensitives started to suffer the same fate. All across the galaxy - any droid made within the last five years from one of the largest manufacturing companies - G.E.I turned on anyone known or suspected to be a force sensitive. Only the strong remained. Unfortunately for the one who had planned this purge due to a coding error this grand scheme of theirs happened a little bit earlier than suspected. She needed at least three more years. Audrey Fae had not had time to properly pack up and cover her tracks to go into hiding yet. Luckily for her - the Jedi were behind on their investigation due to a misplaced piece of evidence. Stagnated - the Sith were not. Luckily for Audrey she had been gifted with a bodyguard by Darth Maestys when he still thought she was on his side. Sama, who was .. ignorant to the crimes Audrey had just committed, was ordered to kill ANYONE who walked through her door without question, while she ran around in a panic to pack up necessities and delete further incriminating information and the means to reverse or disable the process. Geo, Audreys second in command would know what happened- and hopefully her new hire Paar was trustworthy enough for Geo to rely on him in her absence or… death. Martin had decided to go to question Audrey, but did not expect to get attacked on sight. If he did come with diplomatic intentions they were tossed aside at the very beginning. Surprisingly the Sith Apprentice was stronger than most - or perhaps just lucky and was able to hold their ground against the still stronger, Sith Lord, buying Audrey time. Darth Maestys- also having fallen victim to her betrayal - and if he had made even just a single slip up, Audrey would have succeeded in finally killing the Fallen Sith Emperor. He stormed in and passed Martin and Sama’s heated duel. He confronted Audrey. She did her best to buy time, - she needed to delete her data first but.. A magnetic storm happened to set in and it was going terribly slow. She realized it was her life or her data. She attempted to run many times but - Martin had managed to convince Sama of Audreys crimes who stepped back to have a mini mental crisis. Audrey could not escape from both Martin and Maestys despite her efforts. Skytan had come in for supplies and saw his favorite mechanic in trouble. He hacked into the tank that was undergoing minor repairs and shot into the middle of the room. Audrey and both of the Sith were injured from the blast but Audrey became incapacitated. Martin saw his chance and before anyone else acted he knocked Audrey out and ran with her. Darth Maestys stayed behind to attempt to steal the sliver of information she was not able to delete- but her now favorite and most trusted customer Skytan in her absence placed a multitude of thick firewalls to protect her data - maybe she shouldn’t have fired Skytan. If Audrey got out of her imprisonment alive - Skytan had definitely earned his job back. -- Sighing, Raldani leaned against the holo-table on her ship as it landed on the landing pad of her Nar Shaddaa home. She was exhausted after those negotiations and everything that had happened in the interim, and now she had this crisis to deal with. But nonetheless, she was glad to return home. Turning around, she walked back to the bunk room of her ship and only stopped when she saw the nurse droid hovering over three small bassinets. Walking over to the furthest one, she gazed down at the little baby boy, the eldest of the three. Picking him up, she told the nurse droid to bring the two little girls with it. Once in her room, she sat down and watched the three little bundles closely. They were already a few short months old, but they were already growing rapidly. The little boy had opened his yellow-orange eyes and was staring up at her intently. Chuckling, she ran her fingers over the little bit of red hair he had on his head, contrasting to his green skin before looking back to the other two. The two little girls had paler, white skin rather than green like their brother. Despite her happiness though, Raldani had to admit she knew nothing when it came to parenting and had thus called Tirvi on her way home. Raldani was very thankful that she’d had some really good advice, which helped calm Raldani's nerves. Now all she had to do was figure out how to go about leading an entire underworld onto a new battlefield, all while raising and protecting triplets. -- Althevalia had felt the barrier that she had summoned a couple years back to contain a plethora of orbalisks on a Sith Tomb on Onderon, began to fail. It was the last disaster that the Jedi Master needed - her investigation on the purge was behind and she was only running into dead ends, releasing the swarm of the dangerous small creatures into the universe would be disastrous. Eva contacted her sister in law, Maelri a CommonWealth Knight and Neesha, a powerful friend of the CommonWealth’s to aid her in rebuilding the barrier. The three arrived on the scene only to be met there by Darth Maestys who had originally helped Eva in securing the tomb by summoning a powerful guardian spirit to ward people away during the short lived truce between the Empire and the CommonWealth. He had not come to fight but he had come to help secure the tomb but not without wanting to take a sample first. The four of them succeeded in rebuilding the barrier and re-aligning the spirit to its goals without violence or difficulty. -- Lucius- a new Sith Apprentice under the tutorship of Lord Martin saw first hand how the Sith infighting was truly going to finally end the Empire. He knew that there was only one thing that he could do despite it going against his true nature and that was to gather all of the potential key players and bring them together under one banner. He went from world to world scouting for any small academies that remained. He mostly succeeded - and just in time for right after the purge had begun. The date had already been set and everyone was to meet on Emperor Maestys personal vessel. Maestys knew he had to prepare before the summit. His main goals were to have the rest of the Sith acknowledge him as their leader and to get Darth Chadwick back - for Maestys needed the scientific knowledge he carried for his hidden plans. To do that he needed to be prepared. Martin would surely not give up the Darth willingly anywhere else. With such a large gathering of Sith in one place Maestys knew that Martin would have no choice but to obey. First - he needed a vessel. He obtained a scheduled meeting with the head of cloning sciences on Kamino and asked them politely for their technology. Maestys had saved - and was willing to fairly trade for the information - the Kamanioan however was too paranoid to be associated with a Sith. It was their downfall for Maestys shortly after, raided the research facility and took what he needed with brutal and merciless force. He cautiously with a small team of soldiers transported only the technology he directly needed to a hidden lab on Dromund Kaas. He needed power - now. For he did not have a lot of time before the summit. The Sith Emperor gathered two apprentices and went on a hunt to capture Jedi. He was successful in his task and used the technology he gathered from Kamino as well as the technology left behind when he was helping study the Artisan crystal - to transfer the life energy from the poor souls to help speed up the process of growing the clone that he had engineered from his very own DNA. The Jedi remained stagnant - still struggling with solving the mystery of the purge against Force-sensitives while the Sith finally met for the long awaited summit. A loyal - high ranking Imperial official hosted it as a mediator to guide the group with the main issues and topics that needed to be discussed. The Sith re-determined their leadership and all agreed to bend the knee before Emperor Maestys. A plan was discussed on how to use this purge as a means to help end the Jedi - The Sith were a step ahead of them after all and that would allow them to pull some strings but .. They needed to be careful and their first task was to find out HOW these droids could even tell if someone was force sensitive or not first - so that the Sith could find an immunity to it. Last but not least they discussed unity between them and properly assigned mentors to any of the new inexperienced Sith that were brave enough to show their faces at this summit. Martin willingly let the Darth that was imprisoned in his head for 6 years - free. Chadwick had been tasked by the Emperor to officially be the one in charge of preparing Acolytes for apprenticeship. The Lady of Lightning took her first steps towards Darth-hood by being assigned Dawn, a female pureblood as her apprentice as well as being appointed as head of experimental science. Martin was tasked officially with Lucius' future. The Apprentices success determined the Lord’s success. The Sith broke off and went their separate ways but Chadwick remained behind and asked for a moment alone with the Mirialan. A few bystanders observed but Chadwick did not mind. Now... Martin had gained the Darth’s respect through the actions he had taken the past 6 years- but he was still furious that the young man had managed to keep him under his thumb and use him for his own personal goals for so very long. It took a little bit of effort, his apprentice had grown much in strength - but Chadwick did not stop until he hit him once, hard. He was satisfied and then left anxiously to make himself a portable cosmo - and find his dear wife. -- Now.. Althevalia did not convince Darth Maestys to leave the Onderon tomb without having to risk something of her own. Maestys went there because he saw an opportunity to get a sample - but opening the tomb was too risky. She made a dangerous agreement with the Sith. Eva had an orbalisk sample of her own - from the original time of sealing. She told him to meet her on Tatooine where she would bring the orbalisk. She would try to arrest him - but if she failed he would be able to walk away with what he wanted. The two rivals knew each other well and knew the other would follow through with their word - as well as bring backup. After the Sith summit Emperor Maestys had more under his command - he decided to bring Lord Shenda - Martin for the Sith Lord had personal reasons as to why he needed to see the CommonWealth Master. The Sith Emperor was untouchable, Eva knew she was not much weaker then him but still - she simply barely managed to avoid his fatal assaults. Skytan and Eva teamed up on the weaker Lord - it was their only chance of winning. They would need to isolate the Emperor. Lord Shenda did not go down easily, but was rendered unconscious. The two fighting for the CommonWealth closed in on Maestys. Skytan fired first and drew first blood against the Emperor, who afterwards decided to treat the two a little bit more seriously. Eva attempted to bargain with the Emperor. Before, Maestys did not care about Martin in the slightest. She suggested he just should take the orbalisk and Eva would leave with Martin. She was unaware of the summit. The Emperor’s voice raised in rage. He kept his word and the Sith were now under his protection. They were no match for Maestys, and after the mercenary fell - Eva knew that she needed to grab him and run or they would lose everything - and their lives. With a narrow escape they both got on the shuttle and blasted off into safety. Lord Shenda awoke from his unconsciousness and was pleased to see that he had not been betrayed. Both of the Sith had gotten what they had come for and left with high spirits. -- Tamika’s post was answered by a few brave adventurers Branna, Leckes, Deeloree, Sibilan, and Nikalan. As well as the Emperor of the Sith came as well. The group delved into an ancient vault once owned by Exar Kun. The group came across a force shield blocking the entrance to the vault but even with all their effort they could not destroy it Maestys threw a guard against the wall revealing a hidden path. Once inside the path the group found it having a few droids from a time before that said they were on some trial and told the group to gather some pages as a key. They kept on there journey though the halls triggering traps and other droids till they got to a larger room where there was a Guardian Droid protecting an altar with a pedestal on it with a shield around it. Once the droid was defeated the group inserted the key which was more of a book inside the altar lowering the shield. The group found and artifact that chose Branna to be its keeper and as that happened a wall on the other side of the room came crashing down. The group continued through the opening into a large chamber where a hood figure summoned six light sabers from the wall and attacked the party. After many attacks, the figure fell but the party realized he was not actually there since their attacks seemed to go right through, but the sabers fell and shattered when he would have been hit. Once the last saber fell the figure disappeared and the way back to the surface opened for the party to escape. -- Branna who was still trying to make a name for herself within Raldani’s crew was off doing some random investigation work. Raldani had taken over the Blasters Basition when Dracizan disappeared. Some strange things were happening - when Branna was looking at the credit flow it looked like Raldani was being ripped off. After further investigation she discovered that someone had managed to steal all of the crime bosses previous connections and information. Branna contacted her boss who brought another one of her mercenaries, Skytan. The three went out into the field to where Branna had managed to track a trace of the digital signal. It led to Mek-sha. The three came across a seemingly assassin robot - an A.I. After they defeated it and retrieved the robot it was taken back to Raldanis cantina for proper research. After a long long while finally Raldani had found the source of the A.I. The motherboard - she wanted to steal her contacts back - find the person who made it and destroy the bastard who crossed her while taking as much as she could on the way. Joree gave Raldani, Branna, Yabbis and a newly joined mercenary named Vist a lift to where they digitally tracked the code. It took them to Coruscant, specifically to a robotics company called Robotics Eye Co. They were known for their high tech and dangerous machinery - normally they only sold their merchandise to the CommonWealth but … under the table they would accept particularly rich persons. The three followed their boss Raldani like sheep - they were all more geared for the .. punch things in the face and take what we need approach but - here if they did that their mission would become difficult. Raldani skillfully bribed the receptionist and was allowed into the shop where they began to look around for anything suspicious. Unfortunately there were too many guards and a distraction was needed, knowing of Branna’s outgoing nature she tasked the fallen knight who decided to literally fall after breaking a water capsule on the ground. She, like a proper Karen threatened to sue - but the employees nor guards would not take her shit. She was forcefully removed from the building - her distraction having ultimately failed.. So .. She set a fire! Which worked wonders. While the majority of the guards left to deal with the new threat - it gave Raldani, Yabbis and vist the chance they needed to hack into the system and steal their contacts back. They succeeded, but the majority of the important information was encrypted - they would need to find the source. It took some searching but they two found a hidden passageway. When the secret hall opened for them it was riddled with imperial banners. Odd, on Coruscant. Following their way up to the top they stealthy made their way around the powerful droid that guarded the mind of the AI. Yabbis managed to sneak in and hack directly into the system - gaining the information that was encrypted. It seemed someone with the alias of Lars was behind this whole thing. Whoever they were had just made quite the enemy. Yabbis placed her charges and with Raldani the two casually walked back and continued to shop. Yabbis- managed to swipe a crystal that seemed to be an energy source of some sort. It called out to her - and Raldani swindled her way into getting four free stormtrooper droids. After the two casually walked out and bid good day to the receptionist Branna watched the fireworks from a nearby rooftop. Yabbis proooobably had placed too many charges but - regardless it was a job well done! -- Darth Yaota had plans of his own. Finally, his powerbase was truly beginning to look intimidating. He worked closely with Audrey, the Arkanian mechanic who was beginning the process of building the Darth a series of powerful ships. It was going to take years but Darth Yaota had already proven himself to be a very patient man. She had blueprints - and gear that she needed to make his vision possible. For the first time since her capture - she saw natural sunlight and they two headed to Dantooine where she kept one of her hidden manufacturing facilities. What the Sith did not know was the CommonWealth was watching that facility. They had suspicions about it before the Force sensitive galaxy wide massacres. They had tried to get in multiple times but no matter what they could not succeed. Master Shalluat was frustrated but had other worries - she ordered Knight Tarkis, to stake the place out and watch it for any signs of suspicious activity. The CommonWealth Knight confronted the Sith Lord. Tarkis had a bit of a temper, he disliked the Sith heavily, for they took away what was most dear to him. With sense of condescending pride Jano Tarkis attempted to make the Sith submit - but was overwhelmed by the Darths sheer power. Audrey - during this confrontation hid herself away for safety. Darth Yaota was not a particularly blood thirsty Sith, after he defeated the Knight he simply ordered that he left them. Tarkis had no choice - if he valued his life, to obey. This enraged him. Ashamed by his defeat he reported back to the commonwealth that he had seen activity but did not confront the man. When backup arrived both the Sith and the Arkanian mechanic had finished their business - and was long long gone. Tarkis did not return back to headquarters, instead he left to find something else. Power. -- The Phoenix, Raldani, - picked up a rather lucrative job for her crew. A Thul noble had hired the gang to steal something of historical and political value - that belonged to a financial diplomat of the house who clearly did not know the ring's true value. The Thul noble that had hired the criminals thought that if he was in possession of it his claim of authority and social standing would increase. Jano Tarkis - CommonWealth Knight unfortunately after leaving on his search for power forgot to bring credits with him. Perhaps it was the Force that led him to Raldani and Yabbis, - who happened to need some muscle for the job or perhaps it was just pure coincidence but Tarkis found himself on bodyguard duty while two young girls attempted to steal a helpless old man's ring for an obscene amount of credits. Unfortunately unknown to the girls - and the Jedi Knight, Darth Chadwick was in the middle of arguing with the financial diplomat. He had no access to his wealth. All records said that he was deceased and well , he certainly did not look like himself - he was in the clone of Anoon Valla, Darth Maestys. He was being clearly suspected for fraud. The Phoenix and her crew seamlessly broke into the estate. Yabbis - who had a large seething hatred for Darth Maestys saw Darth Chadwick and immediately became rabid and aggressive. Raldani being quick to business took the diplomat hostage - not knowing that Chadwick was a Sith. He was not angry - however.. Raldani put the fear of the void into the man and it put Chadwick in quite the pleasant bargaining place. He convinced him to transfer his funds back to him - all he needed to do was press a button.. After he did Chadwick was satisfied and transferred his funds into a secret account - letting Raldani run off with the Diplomat. Yabbis - seething with hatred and Jano stayed behind to hold him back.. Just in case he changed his mind. It was not long until Yabbis discovered who he really was - her demeanor changed. She did used to work for him after all. What a good day, he regained his wealth and an old - useful contact. Tarkis was intrigued by the Sith who almost immediately sensed his craving for power.The two did not have much time to discuss for they were interrupted by a rather odd- towering man named Lehric. Having a good feeling about Tarkis. Chadwick offered the Knight to meet him on Oricon. He told him that he would find what he sought there and the two focused on the darksided stranger that had appeared before them. He seemed lost - and only had one question on his mind. He was looking for the CommonWealth Headquarters. Yabbis spoke up, if there was an opportunity to make credits the woman jumped on it without hesitation. She demanded payment, credits but the creature had none. He only dealt in payments of blood. Chadwick was amused and said that if he took the head of a CommonWealth Padawan named Wolf, he would pay Yabbis the credits she desired. He agreed and the stranger left with a steadied pace. Yabbis and Chadwick re-exchanged frequencies then left the estate grounds to pursue other hobbies and jobs. -- Darth Chadwick was not nearly as patient as he once was. He found himself prone to surges of irritation and frustration over minor things that he once was able to logically and coldly overlook. It must have been the side effects of being transferred into a clone. He, in his traditional Sith garb paced in the unrivaled heat of Oricon. Finally, Knight Tarkis showed. The two conversed a little bit and Chadwick sought to delve into his psyche, he was manipulative and deceptive. In order to find the knights weaknesses he wanted to see what the knight craved the most. Satisfied with the information that he discovered - the Sith Master offered the Jedi Knight a rare opportunity to delve into his Holocron - normally only accessible by his immediate or survived former apprentices. He offered the Knight apprenticeship. He had far too much hatred for the Sith to agree. The Darth had no reason to pressure Tarkis.. He would be back and decided to not yet shackle the Jedi with the prestigious title of being his Sith Apprentice. Still, he was not going to give away power for free. He would have to earn it. Chadwick goaded the Jedi into attacking him; it took much effort for the Jedi but finally with all of his rage combined - the Jedi Knight managed to land a strike on the Darth. Impressed, the Sith allowed the Jedi to delve as much as their willpower could stand the immense pressure from the darksided artifact, but warned the Jedi that because he denied his offer to be his student. If they met again on the field he would kill him. Darth Yaota was at Chadwicks Holocron for a separate reason - he sought its knowledge and it was pure chance that Chadwick caught his former apprentice attempting to use it without his permission. While Jano was busy the two made a deal. He needed help acquiring something that would be rather difficult to achieve alone, if Chadwick allowed him to delve into his Holocron he expected to see Darth Yaota when that time came. The two Sith agreed. Jano’s mind was forcefully removed from the holocron after obtaining the power that he was seeking. The Fallen Knight got in over his head with his success and new surge of power - while the two Sith were speaking he sprung a surprise attack on Darth Chadwick from behind. It did not work. He grabbed onto the knights face and pinned him to the ground. If that was an attempt by his apprentice - he would have been amused. But Tarkis was still a Jedi, therefore he viewed him as an enemy, a threat. He gave him an ultimatum. Tarkis accepted the apprenticeship under Chadwick. The Darth let him go while Darth Yaota delved into his Holocron for reasons of his own. Chadwick ordered the Knight to get out of his sight. His rage was bubbling and he was having difficulty controlling his bloodlust. In all truthfulness the only reason he sought to obtain Tarkis was because he needed a living,Force sensitive for a very specific experiment that the Emperor himself had tasked him with. After he got the information he needed from his new pet subject - he would dispose of him like the Jedi scum he was. -- Finally, Eva’s investigative research through the blackmarket had paid off. She heard rumors of a datachip with a strange code on it that seemed to be able to manipulate the behavior of the droids that were targeting all and any Force Sensitives. It’s location was on Mek-sha and she expected the worst. The Sith had been one step ahead of her and the Jedi for almost two full years now. It was about time she caught up. She brought a highly talented ruffneck, Im’deth - known for his intimidation and explosive power. If a fight went down - this time she would NOT lose. Eva caused a distraction which allowed the soldier to make his way into the gang run lab where the code was supposedly being decoded by a bunch of captured scientists. It was easy to obtain, Im’deth had an air of superiority about him regardless of his true talents. He barked a couple orders to the scientists who complied, it took the soldier no more than five minutes to get the chip with the code on it and leave to meet the impressed Jedi Master. The two were stopped by Darth Yaota- had been tipped off by Audrey who had made the code. She herself had been tracking it.. It was one of the only things that she did not manage to destroy before she lost everything. The Sith attempted to take the code for themselves but with the aid of Im’deth and his wonderfully coordinated squad, the Jedi and the soldiers finally managed to capture and apprehend the Darth. The soldiers received a hefty reward money for the Siths’ captured bounty and went on their way to celebrate before they were contacted for their next job. Eva had the Sith placed in a high facility cell built to hold powerful force sensitives. This - in her mind was the last chance the fallen Jedi Knight had to redeem himself. He would get a fair trial for his crimes and if he served his time he could start over anew. Martin, Darth Yaota of course did not comply. She had only one other thing she needed to obtain - the location of the Sith Emperors Armada. Eva attempted to delve into the boy's mind but .. the Sith’s willpower was immense. She could not break his mental barriers. She was not one for physical interrogation - she had failed and would find another way to find the Sith. For now, the Darth would forcefully serve what was bound to be a very long time in prison. She ordered two Jedi Masters to guard him at ALL times and went off to consider her next move. -- The supply of Jedi Masters were in short - many were offworld helping the galaxy fend of the threat of the purge. Unfortunately during one of the Jedi guards shifts - a single knight needed to take the mantle against Eva’s direct orders. This gave Darth Yaota the opportunity he needed. When he wanted to be the Sith could be very manipulative. He managed to get inside of the head of one of the Jedi , appealing to his sense of compassion and passion. After a couple hours - the Darth had the Jedi wrapped around his finger. It was not hard to ask them for a favor that would put the Darth into a situation that made escape possible. He incapacitated the foolish Jedi and made his way to the escape pods. He knew that it was only a small matter of time before the CommonWealth sounded the alarms and started to search for him. He landed in a forest near the headquarters on Alderaan, it was a rough landing and had attracted the attention of the mysterious figure , Lehric who had gotten near enough thanks to Yabbis’ directions. The two conversed for a little- the Darth knew he was short on time but his curiosity got the better of him. The two a moment later were cornered by a fresh- off the block naulotan knight named Kaz Gato. He seemed nervous- but determined to do his job. He forced the two strangers to identify themselves but upon getting closer he recognized Yaota’s face from the information that had been distributed to all the Jedi and CommonWealth soldiers. He did what any new Knight would foolishly do and attempted to arrest Yaota. The mysterious stranger Lehric decided that he would help the Knight in this task - or at least that is what he thought when Lehric joined him in battle. It did not take long for Lehric to turn on the Knight. He quickly got overwhelmed and was crippled by the Darth who casted a powerful fear over him, he debated to run to get backup but he did not act in time. The Sith incapacitated him and made his escape. Lehric took the Knight and continued his search to find a high ranking CommonWealth official. -- Finally - Lehric managed to reach contact with Eva, who fit his requirements being on Emperor Rhade’s High Council. Eva had met many powerful Force Sensitives that had come from the past - in fact the CommonWealth had a program to aid those who came out of cryostasis to help them with the culture shock that came naturally with the technical advances made in the galaxy. Because of this Eva understood Lehric’s ancient nature. However, she was unsure what type of person this man was and she needed more information. He seemed honest with her about his goals. He simply wanted to kill all Sith, Eva was more than alright with that and gave him the information and tools necessary to aid him in this task. She sent him on a task to retrieve a found artifact on Yavin. It was not the most important mission but she wanted to see his true nature and if he held a shred of compassion. She sent her Padawan Hanolock alongside him, equipped with a CCTV in his CommonWealth Jedi robes. The Jedi Master did not tell her Padawan her true intentions on sending him. She simply instructed him that if it got too dangerous to flee and that the ancient would be fine on his own. The two were beaten to the power crystal that was hidden through a large winding spiraling cave system by Darth Yaota and his apprentice Lucius. Lehric seemed more interested in destroying the force artifact then he was with killing either of the Sith - which seemed odd to the Master. Things were fine, until she heard the man say. “Hanolock, your name has been called.” And then ruthlessly attacked him when her Padawan almost defeated the Sith Apprentice. Everyone was surprised. Hanolock was forced to flee. During this change of events, the injured Apprentice grabbed onto the artifact, then was ordered by his Master to run to safety with it while he dealt with the creature he had met in the Alderaanian forests alone. Lehric seeing himself out matched followed the weaker Sith to look for the artifact that he had taken. Darth Yaota misinterpreted this act as an act of cowardliness, assuming that he fled. He ordered his Apprentice to return to the shrine with the artifact. Darth Yaota made the order too soon for - Lehric had not yet left the cave system. Lucius came face to face with the monster and was ruthlessly defeated , having his arm severed and the artifact destroyed. Lucius’ agonizing scream alerted the Darth who rushed to his apprentice’s aid and ended the Monster, who exploded into a bloodied mess. The Force seemed to trickle away, somewhere else - for some reason Yaota suspected he would see the creature once more. The Darth realizing that what had happened was his fault had no punishment in mind for his apprentice and instead - took him back to the academy where he could see to his wounds being addressed. -- Lucius suffered from a heavy loss of blood due to his battle with Lehric. He only knew of one healer in the Sith - that was Darth Astrape. He had helped him twice before and seemed rather reasonable so he sought the lady of lightning out for aid. She was ecstatically happy to see him. He brought his severed hand - for a professional due to it being a clean fresh cut, he figured it would not be too hard to reattach. He put his mistaken faith in the woman. He was awoken from his surgical induced slumber with immense pain. Darth Astrape had decided to re-cauterize the chest wound that he had. Perhaps it opened during the surgery - the Apprentice had no idea but he was not pleased. He was very out of it - in his dreamlike half conscious state he looked down to his new “hand”. He saw a three fingered, hairy patched deformed organic limb from hell. He did not know how to react. He assumed it was a dream and left. Only to have the horror that had been done to him fully realized the next morning. He was not pleased and for the first time during his apprenticeship he felt betrayed and wrathful. He had a reason to seek power now and that would be to “return” the hand to the woman. He isolated himself and began to plot. -- Finally the time had come to put his well thought out experiment that the Emperor tasked him, to fruition. It was not hard to manipulate Tarkis into being a willing test subject. He was blinded with his craving for power. With Chadwicks promise that he would obtain what he was looking for; for he was more than happy to lay on his operating table. Chadwick went to Ilum, the place of the first great war between the Sith and the CommonWealth and scoured the forgotten battleground for anything that remained of the artusian crystal. After much difficulty finally he found what he needed. The crystal had been heavily tainted with bogan aura - it was very powerful, the mass loss of life due to the war had left its impact on the force artifact. The Darth contacted a long standing member of the Sith - Darth Astrape. She was the best healer that the Sith had and was needed for Jano to survive the painful transition to his Chadwicks idea of deformed , not quite complete immortality. Everything was ready. To Jano’s displeasure Darth Yaota, the one who was the one to set Jano’s ambition for power, happened upon the three right before the experiment was set into motion. Chadwick offered his old apprentice if he would like to stay - for he could potentially learn something useful. For the second time in Chadwicks life - he utilized his skill in transfer essence as well as Sith alchemy- and took the raw condensed bogan energy from the artusian crystal, painfully merging it with Jano’s life Force. The corruption began to set it - Darth Astrape did wonderfully keeping the fallen knight alive through the gruesome process. Slowly, his skin lost all color- black veins began to protrude across his neck and face. His fingernails slowly deformed into retractable claws, his teeth sharpened like that of a torgruta and the atomic change and the shock from the process turned the Knights hair white. Jano was cursed with an insatiable thirst for blood, in particular force energy. Both Darth Chadwick and Astrape knew this side effect was going to happen and in one quick motion they set the Vampire free and concealed their auras. Unfortunately Darth Yaota did not get the memo. The Vampire viciously attacked the Sith Master without warning. Yaota did not struggle against the now , pure , darksided creature, the vampire not having fed yet was weak and ravenous. Chadwick knew the creature's strength would grow greatly for each person that it devoured and likely, as it’s strength grew so would it’s hunger. Darth Chadwick succeeded in calming the creature down into a coherent state. As he was explaining the details of the monster that he had just turned into - the two other Darths were having a conversation of their own. It turned into a disagreement quickly for Darth Astrape had done a great injustice to Yaota’s apprentice. It was difficult to anger Darth Yaota- but Astrape had made him furious. Chadwick was amused when the fight went back into full swing and after Darth Yaota was forced to flee- the Vampire could not wait any longer after so much force energy causally was thrown around. It attacked Darth Astrape, but was not yet powerful enough to take on such a great enemy. The woman put the creature down and both her and Chadwick made a brilliant plan to test the vampire's capabilities. They decided to put the unconscious monster into an escape pod which they shot into a crowded area on Alderaan. Fitted with a CCTV camera for research purposes the Vampire did not hesitate to tear apart any civilian in his way. He had massacred many before the Jedi managed to fully respond to the threat. The battle was great but the creature was forced to flee into the shadows. That was fine - Chadwick got more than enough data.The Sith decided that he would observe the vampire for two - perhaps two , three months before Chadwick would end it’s horrendous life. All in all, the experiment was a success and the Sith scientist was one step closer to completing the task that the Emperor had assigned him. -- The Mandalorians had returned. Chadwick suspected it after seeing their activity pick up again on the outer rim but did not expect them to return to the core worlds so quickly. He paid dearly for his oversight when he came face to face with Akaa, a dangerous Mandalorian clan leader that is a long term ally of the CommonWealth and Emperor Rhade's personal friend - having a spot on his higher council. He was visiting a place where the lightside was dominant. He wished to teach something very specific to his daughter and most were no match for the previous Dark Lord. He had nothing to fear, so he thought. The two were cornered by the Mandalorian. Luckily the Darth’s daughter had her CommonWealth citizenship, she had a clean record and Yabbis herself , being persuasive combined with Chadwick being a very good liar ensured her potential safety as they seemed to have run into each other by chance. Chadwick had no such out and attacked Akaa out of desperation, knowing what would happen if he turned himself in. Thankfully due to a sliver of luck, the Darth just barely managed to leave with his life. He was no match for the Mando and being weakened by the ashlan nexus did not help him. It seemed that it was time to rid himself of Emperor Maestys’ face - convenient for awhile but now, he would need to lie low. Akaa’s ruthless retaliation against the crimes done to the CommonWealth did not stop there. After returning back to Alderaan Headquarters to report - he noticed large billowing black clouds reaching to the high skies nearby. Akaa was the first on scene and was met face to face with a rather cocky Sith Master, Darth Yaota that has held a personal grudge against Althevalia since his fall from CommonWealth Knighthood. The Sith was unco-operative and the intimidating Mandalorian was forced to act. Eva arrived on scene shortly after to what she witnessed was a mass murder and pillage of a nearby innocent town. This was going to end, now that the majority of Rhade’s Council came back from an outer rim mission. The two had the pitiful fallen creature cornered- when the Emperor himself made a statement by showing to present the true wrath of the Systems Commonwealth. A nearby, ancient monster lurked - Lehric. Observing the fight from afar. With a strong moral code and lacking a sense of fear the 7 ft tall monster attempted to attack the Emperor and his higher council. Rhade himself incapcitated the cruel and sadistic Yaota while the ruthless mandalorian Akaa decimated the creature that attempted a foolish assault against the group. Peace once again returned to Alderaan and Eva began rehabilitation efforts while Akaa took the remains of the enemies back to a secure holding facility. Finally , things were looking up again. With the strength of the full Council Althevalia truly believed that they might together be able to end the droid purge that threatened the existence of force sensitives across the galaxy and end the tyranny of the rising Sith Empire. -- the comms opens abruptly in imperial and commonwealth space, “To long have you imperials run around as if this is your hunting ground, as if you are the hunters of the galaxy. The Sith act as if they are all but invincible, yet in the first day of clan Gra Tua’s return two imperials where captured, and another wounded enough to scurry back to its hiding hole like a rat. To long have you thought your self’s as predators, but you are prey. The true predators are back. This is a message to the Sith, there is no where in this galaxy you can run, no where you can hide that we will not find you. You will receive no mercy, no quarter. We will end you there will be no religion you can hide behind; we will break you down to the smallest atom to where there is nothing left, there won’t be enough for even your masters to become ghosts. While you lick your wounds heed this warning, any imperials caught in commonwealth space will be hunted down ended.” In the background you can hear many Mandalorian cheer and discharge their weapons. “you are the prey it must be a strange feeling running, but I would get use to it, for a rat does threaten a wolf, the hunt is on, and we will feast. I have seen your destruction across the galaxy, but you do not fight warriors you attack citizens, non- military targets and slaughter them. You murder them as they do not fight. You call your self’s predators or hunters, your nothing more then scavengers, and the true dogs of war are here, and we are hungry.” The comms abruptly ends and goes silent -- Darth Yaota’s trial finally came. The Sith stood before Emperor Rhade and his council for his impending judgement. The majority of the council had opted for his execution. Althevalia however - felt like she understood why her old student had fallen to the darkside. He was manipulated heavily and it was her error for not noticing as his Master, sooner. She managed to convince the majority of the Council to give the man a second chance. Eva knew deep down inside that the boy had a good soul. He was misguided heavily. She normally would not give such a chance to someone that had fallen so far - if this was going to happen drastic measures were in order. The Council finally gave their verdict. Darth Yaota, Martin Shenda would have his identity erased. He would be left with his core traits but his memories would be sealed. Master Shalluat took her old student to a place of serenity and peace. The Meditation gardens. She explained to him in more detail what situation he was in. He did not struggle when the woman entered his mind and began the rather invasive process, for he understood that it was his only chance of survival. Martin, refreshed and open minded came to. To no surprise he had many questions for Eva- which she answered all honestly. He would slowly regain his memories and she wanted this to truly be a second chance. She showed him the type of man he was, did he really want to become a monster like that again? The young man was shocked when he saw the atrocities he had committed. Eva felt at peace, this was the right choice. His true nature was pure and she only hoped that when he faced the memories of his past - he would be strong enough to remain a better person than he was previously. For now, Martin rested while under watch. -- After everything she had been through lately, Deeloree desperatly needed to talk to someone before she went mad. The best option she felt, was Jedi Master Althevalia. She found the Jedi Master near a monument for the fallen. They had a long talk, with Deeloree spilling everything she had been feeling and attempting to give back the medal the Master had given her before. Althevalia, being who she was, reminded Deelore of who SHE trully was, something not even Jitca was able to convince her of. She also gave Althevalia a datapad, compiled by Jitca and herself, containing all known potential threats against the Master and the CommonWealth as a whole. At the end of the conversation, she also gave Althevalia some new information about the Nautolian that had captured her, including mentioning that she might be able to give her directions to his base. In the end, she got Althevalia's approval to take a leave of absence from the Military. Her and Jitca are now heading off to go see her family and rest and recuperate. She also hoping to finally put to rest the fallout from the transformation she underwent by the hands of a man she only knew as "Emperor", and some crazy woman who had his face. -- As Astrape was flying through the Galaxy she came across what appeared to be an abandoned ship when she ordered her crew to go over and bring back anything of value, they happened to find some things, but it seemed to be picked apart by scavengers when they found what appeared to be a stasis pod that they brought back and put in their pod holder waiting for Astrape to tell them what to do next. She finally called for her personnel guards Crusher and Bruiser to rip off the door of the pod to reveal Dallusan. They began to converse about why she was locked up and finding out she was a slave to her former master and that Astrape would take her under her wing when a random Bounty Hunter showed up looking for work. When Astrape thought to pit them against each other to learn what she was working with. After awhile she noticed they were very evenly matched, so she gave the Bounty Hunter Ottoqin a data pad with instructions on his job. Astrape told Dallusan to kneel before her when she casted a lightning cage around her and had her recite her version of the Sith Code. Astrape then named her Goddess of Lightning Astrape’s Apprentice Dallusan. -- Master Antillies gathered all of the new initiates of the CommonWealth knights and took them to a sacred place, to finally harvest their adegan crystal. Little did they know, the Sith Emperor Maestys alongside his advisor Darth Chadwick, and a Sith apprentice stalked the massive group of CommonWealth Knights in training. They needed more Sith, if they were to stand firmly against the CommonWealth's assault on Dromuund Kaas. Darth Chadwick knew this was going to be difficult - but he had not yet had gained a cultivated fear of the CommonWealth Emperor Rhade, he had only learned to respect, honor and fear the Mandalorians. Foolishly the Sith attacked, but their plan was a great one. It would have worked however, Maestys - once he saw the CommonWealth Emperor out of a fit of adrenaline and rage broke formation to attack the powerful man. The Sith were close - managing to cripple two of the initiates. They sought to apprehend them and convert the Initiates to the Sith’s cause - but the Emperor proved too powerful and cunning. The Emperor and the Sith Apprentice were forced to flee while Chadwick stayed behind to cover their escape. He had no idea the true power the CommonWealth Emperor held - he stood no chance before the man and he instead became the captured. He awoke in a cell, faced by the Mandalorian Clan leader Akaa, who wished the Darth no comfort, and Emperor Rhade. He was faced with a choice. After a long discussion the Emperor offered Chadwick a chance to learn under him, to see what real power and structure was. He offered to reinstate his noble house of the Thul’s within the CommonWealth. It was tempting. Truly, the Emperor offered everything that the Sith Lord wanted. Either… Darth Chadwick could become Rhade’s apprentice as he was - or Emperor Rhade would take away his very identity, and he would still suffer the same fate. Unfortunately- Darth Chadwick has many great weaknesses, the main one being his pride and blind loyalty to the Sith, cultivated over much time through immense hatred. He refused to bend the knee, he would not betray the Sith. He would not become the thing he hated the most - a traitor… Not willingly. Soon after, he awoke, confused. Rhade approached him and told him his new name, Alexander Baesils, and that he was a Padawan of his. Now Alex studies the CommonWealth Knights Ethics and Tenets immensely, temple bound - waiting until he gathers a little bit more of who he is, until his Master, Emperor Rhade decides he is fit for CommonWealth Duty. -- Master Shalluat had gained news of Thaissen crystal’s being sold on the black market. She knew that they were connected to the droids that were attempting to purge force sensitives across the galaxy. It had been awhile since she had gone undercover. She took out her old disguise and contacted Dottavi, an initiate of the order. Althevalia was certain that , on this simple mission to gather information, she would be able to protect the young initiate. The two of them approached Eva’s hutt contact, who seemed surprised to see her. Eva had not had a reason to visit the underworld for some time. She kept a small illusion on herself and the other girl, slightly changing the both of their appearances. She was smart to do so, because in the middle of questioning the hutt - a familiar face arrived. Darth Maestys. The Hutt ordered everyone to leave. They scurried away, however, Eva and Dottavi hid in the shadows - watching the Sith. Maestys was there for the same reason that Althevalia was, that brought her peace. At least the Sith were not getting ahead. After the Hutt demanded payment from the Sith, it was discovered that a miraluin boy named “Al” was selling these things on Rishi. A small booth - nothing flashy nor important. However, the credits he was racking in were immense. Maestys with the information left. Eva was pleased, her and Dottavi had gotten what they needed.. And did not even need to pay for it! -- (Al) Kirek Stormdragon was minding his own business. These droids .. that were killing force sensitives. He noticed that they did not seem to mind him, being non-force sensitive. So .. He had his buddies go around hunting these droids down, smacking them down with original reprogramming plans, but they found something much, much more valuable. Crystals were rare, and hard to come by, when they saw the Thaissen crystal that was hidden inside, Kirek knew that he could spin any sort of tale to sell these suckers and make $$$. Things were going great too, until a plethora of Sith showed up on his doorstep. Unknown to the Sith.. that CommonWealth spies were stationed nearby, watching their activity thanks to the information that Althevalia and Dottavi had obtained. They were ordered not to interfere- for Althevalia did not care about the crystals. She wanted to track the Sith and find their location to end them once and for all. Things almost resorted to violence for Kirek - but Maesty’s Apprentice, Ano Kasar had a different approach in mind. The Sith let her take the reins. Through manipulation and cunning, the Apprentice struck a deal with the credit eye’d boy. Not before long - Kirek found himself following this Sith, with promise of riches and a safer job. He had no idea what he had truly just agreed too.. His mother was going to disown him, his uncle probably would kill him.. Ah well. What they did not know - would not hurt them. -- FIRST RULE OF FIGHT CLUB IS……………….. A long running tournament, held at night in a secluded place of the Slippery Slopes, a fight club with massive rewards! But.. how are they getting all of these credits? A 10 Million credit prize ? Easy. They had been stealing from the CommonWealth and Master Althevalia was fully aware of it. She sent two of her best - to infiltrate the fight club and try to gain as much information as possible on who the mastermind behind these barbaric fights were. Niles and Rizman both had not met each other - Eva had planned that. They would be more successful that way. What she did not predict was the Sith to enter as well - it seemed they were in desperate need of credits. The fights were fair - everyone who entered had specific implants that either limited or boosted one's power to bring everyone to an even fighting ground. The battles were intense, some lasting longer than others. Niles managed to gain some information from the Miraluin, Kirek after they had both lost their battles. He did not learn who was running these fights - but he discovered how to contact them directly in person. Though a green twi'lek who usually manned the bar in the morning named Seku. In the end - it was Skytan, one of raldani’s crew that won the prize money, after a ruthless battle with a mercenary named Kata’kalas. Still, the other contestants proved their worth, Jitca and Kirek, even the Sith - Maestys and his apprentice Ano. However, the Sith turned out to be sore losers, they needed those credits. Ano ordered her newly trained soldier, Kirek to attempt to steal the money from Skytan. It created a moral dilemma of his. Skytan used to be one of Kirek’s crew mates. After everything was over, Kirek asked Skytan for a ride, while they were almost to the ship - he attempted to pickpocket the cyborg. He failed, miserably and was confronted. Kirek explained to Skytan his situation - but Kirek was too fearful to accept his old crewmates' help. There was NO way he was going through imperial conditioning again. Skytan swallowed the credit chip and Kirek was forced to attack. An epic fight ensued but .. Kirek knew he was no match for Skytan. He ended up having to flee after suffering some intense wounds. -- Master Shalluat was surprised when she sensed the familiar flow of the white current. It was something that she had only sensed from her brother, Zachary. A rarity, usually only found within the falanassi clan. A young woman named Lilitra, lost, found her way to the CommonWealths doorstep after finding a message that Eva’s brother had left behind on Ilum, where an aing-tii monk had, in the future attempted a failed flow-walk to the past to warn the CommonWealth of a great evil. Due to the interference of an intense force nexus, the charred remains and pieces of the Falanassi, a pacifist clan who defended themselves through mostly illusions order were brought to the past, alongside Liltra- the only remaining survivor of her clan. Althevalia, who had suffered a similar fate, understood how the young woman felt. She took it upon herself to oversee her rehabilitation, and sought to help her accept the fact that it was very unlikely that she would ever be able to return to her future time. After allowing her to adapt at the CommonWealth headquarters, meet some new people and attend a couple lessons Eva took the young woman to Voss, on a pilgrimage of healing. The young woman was brave, when she meditated and faced the terrifying vision of her fears, guilt and regrets but still. She was not ready and could not overcome them. She ran and broke free of the vision. Eva was not surprised - healing took time. After she let the woman meditate and think about what had happened, she took her back to Ilum. There was bound to be something there still a memento. Something that would remind her of her lost family to give her a little peace. There was a wooden staff- imbued with the force. Liltra recognized it at once, it held the imbued aura of her mentor. It was the only other surviving thing from her time, aside from herself. She, head held high walked through the charred ruins to take what was now, rightfully hers. Little did the two women know that they were being watched by a Sith Master, who had disappeared for a long while. Only after hearing the state of the Sith, Darth Karza took it upon herself to rid the galaxy of any CommonWealth Knight that she came across. Accompanied by a Sith Apprentice, Ago’noth both Eva and Liltra were attacked. Eva, knowing of Liltras fragile mental state and her pacifist nature sought this time - to escape immediately. With a bright colorful flash, the Sith were blinded by a beautiful rainbow storm. The two made their way back to their shuttle , but unfortunately they discovered that the Sith had been watching them for longer than expected. It was sabotaged. They were cut off by the Sith Master and Apprentice but - Eva and Liltra had the upper hand. They managed to defeat their pursuers and when Eva was about to leave the two to let the oncoming blizzard take them. This unsettled the young fallanassi woman. Eva, who rarely showed mercy to well known Sith, gave them a small chance of survival. The two then sought shelter - For their com’ communications had failed due to the storm which Eva knew - would last for a long while. They were stranded. Master Shalluat taught Liltra the basics of survival and together - they managed to navigate the dangerous storm in order to secure shelter , warmth, water and food. They both showed immaculate teamwork and overcame many dangerous trials. Eventually the two women stumbled upon the parts they needed to fix their ship. It took dedication and work for the both of them were technologically impaired. But , they succeeded and managed to navigate the storm to safety, returning to their home of the CommonWealth. Eva planned to give some time to Liltra, to process what happened before she brought her back to Voss, to reattempt the trial that she had previously failed. -- Althevalia sensed a disturbance in the Force. The barrier that she and the False Emperor - Maestys had put over the orbalisks was failing. Why? She did not wait to find out. She took her Padawan, the only available person she had on hand at the time and went to investigate. When they arrived at the sealed tomb, they spotted a smuggler, Zenras. His greed had blinded him and he sought the enchanted jewels that helped maintain the barrier - unaware of the evil that it would cause if he succeeded. Master Shalluat was not the only other one who sensed this disturbance - Apprentice Kasar and Ago’noth alongside Darth Astrape also came under the Darths orders. The Darth was not going to let this opportunity pass her by. The chance to gain an orbalisk.. Oh, how her experiments would flourish! Eva, alongside Lazarus Rennor, her Padawan observed from the shadows. Once the Sith’s goal was clear - she sent her Padawan to evacuate Zenras from the dangerous area. He tried to offer the man an enticing deal but - he was pretty stern on staying solo. His prize, the gems were so close! Why would he listen to these spooks? It did not help when Apprentice Kasar decided to get in Lazarus’ way, offering the smuggler an alternative. Eva, confronted the Sith. She pleaded with Darth Astrape to rethink her actions. Unfortunately the Apprentice Ago’noth had already managed to enter the dormant tomb and grab a plethora of samples of the … docile creatures but Eva knew that they would not remain that way for long. It took begging - but eventually the Sith agreed and worked alongside her to re-seal the tomb, with the exception that Master Shalluat would work with Darth Astrape to steal the sample that the False Emperor, Maestys kept for his own nefarious plans. After the threat was quelled, Master Shalluat quickly removed her padawan from the fray - it looked like the smuggler was not going anywhere. That was Zenras’ choice. If he wished to become an enemy of the Systems CommonWealth. So be it. That was not .. however his goal. He waited until the sith too left the area- after a little infighting over what had happened and resought his goal. One of the shimmering, precious, valuable gems. The smuggler tried his hardest to remove it but unfortunately failed… Who knows, if they will return to try again. The galaxy should hope that they do not. -- Darth Karza was strolling through the corridors of the Flagship, when she was stopped by the sound of Ano's voice. Stopping to engage in conversation with the Dark Lord of the Sith's apprentice, Karza received notification from the bridge that a transport ship was approaching, donning emblems of the old Emblems, and requesting passage. Karza made the order for the ship to be detained and the occupants questioned. Once aboard the flagship, the man inside, a Pureblood Sith named U'lox, acted arrogantly, suggesting he was better then the rest of the newly formed Empire, and in the process insulted Darth Karza. After a quick display of her power, U'lox quickly began to back peddle, which only won him a sparring match with Ano, who was more then grateful to oblige. Karza lead the two to the training room. She allowed the two to spar until the eventual defeat of U'lox by Ano. Stepping in between the two, Karza jabbed at the defeated Sith's ego, but telling him that she did see hunger. After having him recite the sit code, which he did, in both High sith and Basic, Karza allowed him to remain, under the title Acolyte of the Sith Empire, stating that "When he was bloody enough, and had shown what he was made of, then she would see to his training." Before dismissing him, she then turned to add, "Oh Acolyte. You will hate me by the time i'm done with you." before waving him away. -- The Systems CommonWealth received a S.O.S, coming from a frequency of a rather high clearanced scientist that had been stationed on Ilum to study the many discovered secrets that the planet holds. A heavy storm had set in and when Master Shalluat was notified she assumed that similar to herself and Liltra, the poor man had gotten stranded. Still, she was not going to take any chances. The Empire had been relentless and Eva always did her best to remain cautious. She gathered all of the available CommonWealth personal she could get on hand: Sergeant Jager, Sergeant Deeloree, Padawan Lazaruas, Padawan Zarcron, Padawan Melidonna and a new student named Pri Khest, who passed his Initiate trials with flying colors. They arrived at the frozen wasteland - braving the storm which had seemed to settle a little. Eva was thankful for the visibility. Wary, Eva sent in Sergeant Deeloree, a trained professional of stealth to scout out the situation before the CommonWealths rescue team invaded the area. Padawan Melidonna, and Lazarus followed by Eva carefully made their way closer while Sergeant Deeloree took the lead, while Sergeant Jager and the Initiate Khest approached on the opposite side. It seemed clear, the scientist looked from afar, panicked yet unharmed standing beside a box waving his arms sporadically. Eva and Padawan Lazarus approached the scientist, both of them being adept healers and sought to calm the man down after Deeloree’s report. Eva was lured into a position where- while she went to take the box of what she assumed was scientific research, was pushed into a trap which triggered powerful walls of lightning to cut the group off from each other. The scientist, stumbling back in fear having done the job he was pressured to do, ran for his life into the storm that had now begun to once again thrive, losing his toupee in the process. The Sith emerged from the shadows - led by the False Emperor Maestys. Darth Maestys, alongside Apprentice Ago’noth looked down upon Deeloree, Zarcron and Melidonna. A lightsaber was heard behind Jager and Khest, the Emperor's Apprentice, Ano Kasar had found her prey. The lady of lightning had flaunted her presence. Althevalia and Lazarus turned to find none other than Darth Astrape. Eva kept calm, she thought that by spreading out the group they would be more protected in the case of an ambush but, it seemed that was exactly what Darth Maestys and his Sith wanted. She cursed her predictability. She would need to tear down the walls while the gruesome fight commenced. No matter how hard she tried she did not have the innate power, or ability to tear down the walls that separated the CommonWealth, she shot a flare up into the air, seen and heard by all nearby. Everyone would have to rely on the people they were with - and disappear into the storm individually, regrouping was no longer possible. One, did not make it. Padawan Melidona fell to the wrath of Darth Maestys and Apprentice Ago’noth, but the Systems CommonWealth did not suffer a complete loss for the Emperor's Apprentice Kasar herself - fell to the impeccable teamwork of Sergeant Jager and Initiate Khast. Eva did not know if the Sith would attempt to stage a rescue of any sort for Ano. When Maestys cared about something - nothing would stand in his way but .. She knew he cared for little. She with a heavy heart contacted Melidonna’s ex-husband, Rizman. Eva felt like he needed to know and would be invaluable in creating a strike team to get the Padawan back, while in a high security prison, Kasar waited for Rhade’s High Council’s mercy, or wrath. -- Master Shalluat gathered both Padawan Tectedo and Padawan Kudom, taking them to the shadowlands of Kashyyyk with Mandalorian Ordo and Sergeant Jager, alongside the mercenary Skytan who all agreed to come due to the recent Sith activity, in relation to the safety of the Systems CommonWealth Students. There was a sacred place to the CommonWealth on this densely forested planet. A crystal cave that had been protected. The group was kept safe on their trek through the Shadowlands due to a multitude of sensors that warded off any dangerous creatures. However - as the group near the caves.. The powerful neutral nexus that protruded from the location attracted many beasts regardless of the protective measures the commonwealth had put in place. When they arrived into the crystal caves, the Mercenary, Sergeant and Mandalorian scouted the areas for any threats while the students meditated and reflected on who they were as people. Once they, with a sureness connected with themselves, felt the gentle pull of the crystal that had chosen them. A blue crystal chose Tectedo, resonating with his heart of gold yet stubborn personality, while purple chose Kudom reflecting his good intent and strong passions. The students successfully created a connection and harvested the crystals without fail, sending a small ripple through the Force. -- Niles however, felt the ground rumbling.. Like, something was running towards them and fast? A Kkorrwrot spun around the corner of the cave, ruthlessly batting the Mandalorian to the side out of it’s way. The group quickly adapted to defend themselves from this creature but.. It had no interest in them, running out the exit where they had come. There was a moment of still silence, the air became heavy and suddenly a thundering roar shook the walls of the cave - a much larger predator had arrived. A Terentatek. The group immediately focused on retreat and showed amazing teamwork - not a single man nor woman was left behind in the end. Eva managed to collapse the entrance of the cave to secure a temporary safety, until she could gather a team of [[ Tier 2+ ]] individuals to… remove the creature.
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Karza called her Apprentice Six to a small tomb she had located on Yavin 4. Her reports have shown that there was a chance that the tomb may hold a tome of knowledge on the biography of an ancient force user. Though by the time of their arrival, a cultist had already stumbled across it and was trying to access it's information. Karza directed Six to rid the tomb of all life forms so that she may study the relic personally. Six, without hesitation jumped into action, ready to show Nik'ol's teachings were not lost. As Six approached the cave entrance, with his tamed Tuk'ata, he spotted a scout guarding the entrance. He quickly tried to catch the upper hand before the scout noticed him by shooting Lightning towards the guard, though the charge was not strong enough and it reflected of the guards helmet. As the guard reached for his commlink, Six interupted him by slicing through the guards chest plate, dropping him where he stood. Six proceeded to follow the cavern and navigate the boobie-trapped path. As he entered the Cavern he came across the main party. A group of mercenaries hired by a young Cultist. Taking the fact that they were unaware of his presence as of yet, Six lept into action by severing one of the mercs arms off in well placed attack. Though out numbered, Six managed to overcome the odds and one by one picked off the party. As he dropped the last attacker, the remaining three placed their arms down to surrender. Keeping his masters words in mind, Six dropped a large rock on the surrendering mercs, which would finally draw the attention of the Cultist. The Cultist tried to mock Six, for his use of beasts in his fights. Though this simply enraged Six, who landed a near lethal blow to start the duel. The cultist made an attempt to stand up the upcoming sith, but ultimately was out matched As the Cultist fell to Six, he took the words of his master to heart, using lightning to clear the bodies around the relic. As Karza came in, she immediately began to observe the remains. She asked Six if he noticed anything, and he did. He saw the ensignia of the dying cultist of Revanites upon the cultists chest plate. Nik’ol looked up to the Relic and noticed the same ensignia was embroidered on its surface. As she stared, she alone heard some whispering. Snapping out of her small trance, she stood before Six, claiming the relic hers to be studied. As for his reward, she pointed him to the direction of knowledge she thought would be most useful to him. -- Valla as a member of the dark council landed on Darth Vulkans ship. He walked over to the Empire's Communications network and started to speak to the whole galaxy. "I am Darth Maestys to long have we stood idly by while our traditions are smashed to pieces while we stand by with no true leader but no longer. This is a coming age a new age where sith can rise again the jedi are weak they are dying it's time to return fire today is the day. I rise I have defeated Darth Vulkan in fair combat he kneels before me and proclaimed me the new dark lord. I hereby say that's not enough I say I want more we need more I say we don't need a dark lord we need an Emporer. I am that Emporer so this is a message to the galaxy I will not stand by while the jedi ruin our traditions our bloodlines the war against the jedi is on and we will win for my new Empire For our new Empire is IMMORTAL. Valla screams on the top of his lungs in fair with his last word he was hell bent on letting everyone know that he was in charge and was hell bent on destroying the jedi. His message was heard loud and clear he soon knew the war would continue but for how long only time will tell will his actions bring him victory or only suffering. He goes to Vulkan throne and sits on Which has Officially begun his reign. -- Akaa raises his eye brow and rolls his eyes, " knew something like this was coming." Akaa said to gal vera. Gal had intercepted the holotransmision as she hunted a sith In imperial space. She nodded in agreement with Akaa's statement. " when will the republic and commonwealth realize that there is no treaty or allaince that they will ever honor. In that regard they are about as wonderful as those worms the hutts." Akaa spat Gal nodded again she knew akaa's hate for the sith. " they never learn do they " akaa said as he walked by and stared at darth nox light saber crystal hanging on his belt. " darth nox also claimed to be immortal, and all the darths before him. And each time they became ash under our feet." Gal smiled and nodded a sign of respect to akaa The mandalorian clan leader was tired of these games the sith would play first being a allies then turning on the commonwealth, again and again the sith did this. Akaa had enough he went to his inter comm and spoke to all of the mandalorians not only to his clan but those willing to listen. " I speak not as a clan leader but as a mandalorian, to many times the sith have threaten the galaxy, have underestimated those around them. The claim these empty threats as victory, they have no regard for honor nor. Or what war really is, they taint this galaxy with their cowardly stench. They see themselves as gods only to be false idols under our boots." Akaa's voice began to turn metallic as his rage could be heard in his voice " this sith lord is no different, he claims immortality yet sits on a throne of deceit. We mandalorians do not live by words of the tounge but by our actions. Those that have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action, so I call to you mandalorians, this sith wants war, he tryed to declare war on jedi..." akaa shook his head as he spoke " but it's not the jedi they should fear, they are not the hunters of the galaxy. WE ARE, you expected to fight the jedi, but your about to face a much more deadly predator. We are war incarnate. You want war darth maestys, we'll give you that, when your choking on your own blood and have the taste of mandalorian iron in your mouth, then will also give you death. You wanted war and that's what we will give you. We will show you how immortal you really are. This is a call to all mandalorians, the sith seek war, I SAY WE ANSWER IT." Akaa voice went silent, the comms where quite at first but then, as if a hurricane of roar came through a chant that all mandalorians chanted hundreds of thousands answered the call. The Sith wanted war they would get it, but not by just the jedi. The mandalorians now would answer the call for war and this time, there is no where for the sith to hide, no place where they will not be hunted down. This time The sith would regret taunting the dogs of war. -- After months of waiting, Mae and Zach began to get rather impatient for their little one to finally come into the world. They’d opted to leave the gender of little baby Shalluat a surprise for themselves and everyone else, making things all the more exciting. Mae’s due date came quickly, though the little one seemed to have other plans and wasn’t born until about two weeks after the due date. Thankfully, they had everything ready plenty ahead of time for when she went into labor. After hours of pacing and sitting, Zach’s patience began to dwindle, until finally one of the doctors came out and announced that the birth had been a success and that it was a baby girl. After spending time with their new baby girl, Mae and Zach sent out the announcement to their friends and family. ‘To all our friends and family, This announcement has been a long-awaited one! Baby Shalluat was born earlier today. It’s a healthy little girl who we have named Rowena Alani Shalluat. We can’t wait to bring her home and introduce her to everyone!’-- -- Darth Maestys called his apprentice Tamika to the planet Oricon. Once she arrived he told her to kneel and explained to that the holocron behind them was the same one his old master used when he first became a Lord. Tamika bowed her head and Kneeled before the new self proclaimed Emperor of the Sith Empire. He stood before her and said "Tamika Your Services are no longer needed as my apprentice but you are needed as a lord in my new empire. As a lord I will give you full control over my cult use them as you see fit." Tamika was honored and vowed to be his faithful follower she spoke and told him that her ambition was to follow the steps as Freedon Nadd in which to create her own spellbook. Darth Maestys was pleased by her ambition and wished her well now was the time for her to learn from the holocron. She placed her hand on it and tried to learn its knowledge at first it was slow but she had learned Abilities from the Alteration line. After she had learned what she needed Darth Maestys gave her two missions. The first was to find Branna Togai and bring her to him unharmed but was given permission to get rough if necessary. Next was to find his own apprentice Martin and Teach him a lesson in defiance as a punishment for displeasing him in their past mission. Now with Tamika as a lord she went off to complete her missions the only question remains how far will she rise. -- Eva was distraught after her failure on Ilum to take down the newly proclaimed Emperor of the Sith. Her and her Padawan Logan fought valiantly against Emperor Maestys and his apprentice Tamika but were overwhelmed quickly. If it was not for Akaa's last minute arrival the Jedi would have lost ground on Ilum. The Artusian crystal at all costs could not fall into the Empires hands. She knew that she was not strong enough to defeat the man and could only see one other option to try to bring this war to an end before it truly began, a frequency she rarely calls - she asked the CommonWealth Emperor Rhade for his immediate aid. Maestys arrived on Rishi to look for his personal mechanic. He had ideas and blueprints that he needed to go over and through his intelligence network he found that she worked part time on rishi. He found her at the cantina where the two of them were cornered by the CommonWealth Emperor. Audrey backed away as tension slowly rose, the leaders of two great societies debated. After a lengthy conversation the two could not see eye to eye and decided to settle their differences through traditional combat. Audrey did her best to support the Empires Emperor but was quickly knocked down by Rhade, truly standing no chance. Hiding she used her miniprobe to unleash slugs while Maestys used his long earned skill he had developed in lightsaber combat and the Force but even with the two fighting against the man, they could not manage to land a single blow. Rhade paused and offered the Empire's Emperor a chance to kneel in order to be spared. Maestys did no such thing but did admit defeat and temporarily declared that he would leave the Jedi be for a small time period but indeed, would assault the commonwealth on Ilum in an attempt to get the artusian crystal stored there. Rhade in a gesture of mercy let the Sith be with a hefty warning. The next time their blades clashed, someone would die. -- Once Martin arrived at Tamika’s temple he was greeted. Martin was escorted to her personal lab where he was placed and cuffed to the table. She then asked him to drink her potion which he replied that he was tied up and she forced it down his throat the potion worked so well that it put him to sleep. Tamika then began her Sith Alchemy and used the head of a Tuk’ata and focused on Martin to find the perfect part to mutate. She found that his waist was the best spot to try so she conjured the force and combined parts of the head from the horns skin and teeth to fashion a tail that she attached to him with a tooth at the end which, as she was putting it together she made it to where he has control of the tail. She then calls for her guards while injecting Martin with another antiseptic to keep him sedated while they transport him and his strange box to Master Eva with which one of the guards has a message for Eva, stating here is your Jedi did I do a good job? -- Eva got a distressed call from the head of the Caldorn Hospital on Manaan. A chemical fire had broken out and patients were still trapped inside - it was too dangerous for anyone of normal skill to enter and she happened to be on world luckily at the time. She contacted any Jedi available to come and help - and the ones who responded to her request for aid on time were her two Padawans, Martin and Wolf. Fitted with rebreathers the three of them braved the fire and were successful in their dangerous mission to save the majority of the trapped people inside of the burning building. To the Jedi’s surprise the dead that did not make it rose back to life and attacked the three of them - it was then that Eva knew who was behind the attack and attempted to hunt down his location. It was Padawan Wolf with his gifted hearing that managed to pinpoint Emperor’s Maestys’ and Lord Tamika’s location. They found another victim who had just awoke, an aspiring young naultoan named Zeo Noir who had a little bit of training in the Force. Having grown up watching the Jedi, she stepped in to help the Padawans fight for justice. An epic fight broke out between the Sith and the Jedi. Maestys held hostages that the Padawans attempted to rescue while Eva was stuck fending off the Darth. There was one condition that Maestys made in regards to him not interfering with the hostages' lives and that was the condition that the fight between Eva and Maestys was left un-interrupted. Eva began to get the lower hand and in a moment of struggle Padawan Wolf attacked the Emperor giving Eva the opportunity to free herself. Darth Maestys ordered his minion, Lord Tamika to end the hostages' lives. The Padawans attempted to stop the onslaught of lightning but were unsuccessful - Eva saw that they were already hurting and stepped in foolishly turning her back to the Darth to save their innocent lives. It resulted in her downfall and she was rendered unconscious by Darth Maestys. The Padawans attempted to stop Maestys from leaving with the Grand Master but were not powerful enough and could not overcome the interference from the Sith Knight. In the end the three hostages were killed by Tamika and Padawan Wolf barely managed to escape with his life alongside Zeo. What had happened to the new Padawan Martin who sacrificed himself for the others was yet to be discovered. Eva had planned for this outcome, just in case. She knew she had angered the Sith greatly with her attempted assassinations and had placed a tracker hidden in her repulsor arm just in case she was defeated. Eva’s speciality was in stealth and intel, she was also more of a scholar then a fighter and if she got trapped in a one on one, being a logical woman she knew her chances of winning were low. When Eva awoke in the laboratory of GE Industries, she wrongfully assumed what Maestys was after was information. Even with all of her extensive training, what she had to endure was difficult and she was the type of woman who was not afraid to embrace her emotions and how she felt. There was no shame in that. However , seeing the horrors and true personality of the Emperor of the Sith caused Eva’s repressed disgust at humanity but mainly, herself to resurface. It would take time to move past it. She was tired and defeated but she knew that she needed patience. The CommonWealth and Mandalorians would have been notified if she was taken out of CommonWealth space while not being scheduled to leave it. The only true regret she had was that she would not be able to stop the video he took from going public. She felt absolutely useless. It was not out of embarrassment for the tears that she shed while forced to watch the massive loss of innocent life, but because more innocents would be subjected and heavily impacted by the fear that the viewing would cause. It displayed such harsh realities, that highlighted what true cruelty and what violence was capable of. -- Martin after recovering from the embarrassment of failure briefly left the CommonWealth headquarters and made the long travel into Empire Space. He had many doubts and because of what happened he did not feel strong enough and did not know where else to turn. He visited the grave of his old Sith Master , Darth Chadwick. He confessed his worries and concerns and wanted guidance. He was not becoming strong enough fast enough, what could get him to the place he needed to be at? He did not actually expect a reply. Chadwick upon death denied the will of the Force. He had trained his whole life to go against the natural order of life and with his extensive research on essence transfer he was able to solidify his spiritual form. He was biding his time… waiting for a potential host to come close enough to the area he was bound to. When Martin arrived before him , the Darth offered no answers before trying to take back what he truly desired, to live again. He underestimated Martin's base will to live but was inherently too powerful for the boy to destroy. Instead he found a deep crevasse of his psyche to wait. If Martins will faltered even slightly - Darth Chadwick planned to act. However this still put him in a difficult situation. Until the boy’s will weakened he could not take over but - if Martin perished while Chadwick hid within his mind - Chadwick would perish alongside him. A fateful war of wills began between the Master and Apprentice. -- Eva watched the rotations of her guards very carefully, she was used to the darkside and the effects of the sith poison only effected her a certain amount with the intense training she had endured against poisons while she was originally training to become an assassin. She was skillful and lucky and managed to destroy some of Maestys supply before it was able to be fully used on her. During one hour of the day there was a moment where they only supplied 2 guards, who looked to be of about knight level based on their confidence. Who did Maestys think Eva was? She popped the hand of her repulsor arm to free herself mostly from the stun cuffs and revealed a built in taser where her hand used to be. She gut punched one and disarmed them from their lightsaber, using trakata to quickly cut them both down. Eva removed the cuffs fully and left Maestys a fitting present. He was foolish enough to leave her in GE Industries instead of moving her to a more secure prison. She grabbed onto the nearest flammable chemical she could find and after using her skill in force bellow to give a heads up to the innocent workers to evacuate - set everything ablaze before making her escape. -- Having kissed Tirvi and Kirek goodbye at breakfast, Drac had just a few last minute items to check before departure. Today's run was just like any other. A quick hop to Rishi to deliver a weapons cache purchase, and back to Nar Shadaa to collect the delivery coming at 7pm. Nothing about today seemed off or felt unnatural. With a click of a starboard compartment door, the King's Ransom was ready for takeoff. With the two loves of his life, his wife and son, mounted to the dash as a holoimage, Drac told Cymon to lift off and punch in the projected flight path. Deviating routes was never a good idea, unless you were being tailed, so the run was just like any other run, save for a small flickering nebula. Sensors showed nothing unusual, simply just an increase in ion particles. Increasing power to shields, Drac pushed through without a second thought. Moments later, when the King's Ransom would have left the nebula, there was no trace of the ship. No wreckage, or emergency beacons, or even an escape pod. Drac and his ship... were simply gone. As his bio-sign fell completely off monitoring, the AI at the estate and the Bastion fired up and sent out high level alerts. None of the systems, including Cymon could establish what happened to the ship, or its captain. A general order was executed handing control of the Bastion and its assets to Tirvi with instructions to contact Raldani as she would know what role to play following the instructions of the estate. The system, presuming Drac to be deceased implemented all backup measures and encoded all locked files to Tirvi's biometrics. She and Raldani would have to meet when the chaos settled and figure out what the hell happened. Short and long range sensors showed nothing, not even an emergency message probe. There was no way of knowing what happened, or what was yet to come, but the disappearance of Dracazian Stormdragon would certainly raise questions. -- As akaa gave orders for the gathering of mandalorians, a red let started to sound on his computer with a raised eye brow he pressed to accept the holocall. " mandalore, its ataat you told me too keep you updated about your friend, stormdragon. To notify you if the impire decides to act against him or his family, well sir... he is gone he vanished no scans are picking up his ship signature, and nothing on the net about him sir" ataat said in a sad voice. Ataat was part of the mandalorian spec ops group called the marauders. Ataat was charged on keeping a watchful eye on stormdragons family and to keep them safe. Akaa paused for a moment then spoke in a low tone " the impire?" Akaa asked ataat shook his head " i dont know alor he just vanished." Akaa took a deep breath of saddness " very well keep an eye on his family and protect them at all costs" akaa said sternly and ended transmission If it was the empire they would pay dearly for that. If it was another of drac's moves then... what was he up too. Akaa decieded to honor drac by making his son a dagger made out of beskar. It was the highest honor or respect a non mandalorian could receive. -- After receiving a very distressed call from Tirvi, Raldani quickly made her way to the Blaster’s Bastion. Upon her arrival, she saw Tirvi pacing back and forth with Kirek sitting nearby. Walking through the currently closed and empty Underworld Hub, Raldani and Tirvi discussed Drac’s sudden disappearance. It was not only mysterious, but disturbing as well. As Tirvi showed Raldani the scans and bio-signs, she explained to her fellow Mirialan that the Underworld needed someone who could lead them. Raldani, knowing what this meant, promised Tirvi that she would lead the Underworld to the best of her ability, also promising to do whatever she could to find out what happened to Drac. Upon further discussion and investigation, Raldani resolved that the only way to find out what happened was to visit the place where Drac had disappeared. In case it had been a trap, she told Tirvi to go home with Kirek and take every possible security measure until she got back. And so, Raldani took off in her ship, The Wings of Fury, and headed for the area where Drac had disappeared. As she approached, her ship’s sensors didn’t seem to pick up anything but the nebula itself. The closer she got however, the more her scans began to pick up. As she rushed from one device to the next, the puzzle started piecing itself together. Running full speed back to her holocommunicator, she called Tirvi and explained her findings. It seemed as though Drac was still alive, just kind of...missing in action. Possibly suspended in time until the nebula up and decided to spit him back out. Until they could find a solution and more solid evidence though, they would keep the situation a secret to avoid attacks by any enemies of the Stormdragon family. The questions kept piling up as Raldani flew her ship back to meet with Tirvi to discuss their next course of action. Including what Raldani needed to do to officially take over being Crime Boss of the Underworld. -- After spending much time and effort trying to get all their banthas in a row, Raldani was finally ready to step up and make the announcement that she and Tirvi had been working towards. Stepping up to the holo, Raldani began recording a message that would be sent out to everyone in the Underworld. “This is a message for everyone who previously worked under Captain Dracazian Stormdragon. The captain has taken a step back from leading the Underworld and has left everything to me. The Underworld will continue to grow and prosper as we push forward under my leadership. As the war between the Commonwealth and the Empire rages on, we must choose which side we are on. The Commonwealth has helped us, as we have helped them. It is for this reason, amongst others, that I will be backing the Commonwealth. Should you choose to support the empire, it could be...bad for business. So I suggest you choose wisely. This is Captain Raldani Kaluma, the new Underworld Crime Lord, signing off.” -- Akaa heard the message come over his holocom on his ship. " so thats who is picking up the mantle. Well tine to pay her a visit and say hello." Akaa was sad that his old friend was gone but also glad someone stepped up and is going to run things. Akaa put the coordinates into hig nav computer and headed to the blasters bastion. -- After a series of unfortunate events, Knight Togai found herself running for her life, unarmed from an overly large group of heavily armed individuals. In order to take shelter, she ducked into an apartment, (not without knocking first of course!) to take refuge from her pursuers. She was surprised to see that it was unlocked and thankful but even more surprised to see who was waiting inside. A stranger, with a mysterious past which seemed to hold many unanswered questions. Kiren, had suffered intense memory loss and physical manipulation was dumbfounded to why he was there in the first place. Accompanied by a multitude of strange droids, Branna cautiously spent much time talking to the stranger until she got an idea on what the next step for this poor man who had suffered a much longer series of unfortunate event then she did. After she found out that his sister is a Jedi named Ketate and after thankfully running into her friend Yabbis they made their way to seek the safety of CommonWealth space to seek refuge from their pursuers and to delve into the past of the strange stranger cyborg, Kiren. -- While running some supplies for a scout team on Yavin - Branna ran into someone that she definitely did not expect to see. She saw Darth Maestys and after some brief inquiring questions, she acted upon the kill-on-sight order that the CommonWealth had given out long ago. She was silly to have spoken with him beforehand, learning upon the fact that he had nearby children her resolve shook and she hesitated to call for backup. It was only because of this reason that Maestys left her alive out of a mutual warped sense of respect- but her actions still may have done more harm then good for afterwards unknown to her, the fugitive, false Emperor sprang back into action and dived into his old contacts to attempt to gather the very few true supporters of the fallen Empire that remained. -- While on a mission to Yavin IV to retrieve an ancient text concerning lightsaber combat techniques of great historical importance for the CommonWealth Jedi archive, Padawan Vikyarn encountered a mysterious, hooded stranger at the tomb of the Dark Lord Exar Kun's exterior. After a discussion of the nature of the Dark and Light sides of the Force, the astute Jedi discerned that the stranger was once a Sith Lord, although his name and identity remained unknown. However, after the goading of Sith Lord, the young and impressionable Padawan was successfully persuaded to open a holocron of the ancient Dark Lord Exar Kun, teaching him the lightsaber techniques he sought, but at a deep mental cost. Unsure of where his true loyalties now lie, Vikyarn will continue his Jedi training with tempered fervor. Unbeknownst to the young force-user, he has involved himself somewhat reluctantly to Darth Maestys' plot... -- After being assigned to track down the missing Jedi knight Branna Togai, Martin would find himself on Yavin, her last known location. After finding the remnants of the struggle and figuring out it was his former master Maestys that captured her. After gaining that knowledge he confronted Maestys and demanded to be brought to Branna. After some time he would arrive at the sith temple and found Branna. To his surprise Branna didn’t want to come back stating that she wasn’t fit for that life. After negotiating with her they came to an agreement. Martin would bring back a bone from her as evidence that Branna Togai was killed during her last mission and she would stay away from the commonwealth, in exchange for owing Martin a favor at some point in the future. Martin complied and left Branna on Yavin and would send a report containing a tissue sample to Eva stating that he had found what he believed to be Branna Togai’s body on Yavin. This sample being how they could confirm that it was indeed her. Martin would then wait for a response and for his next mission. -- It was a bright crisp morning on Hoth. Althevalia had just arrived around noon, alongside a skilled field medic commando - Litasia, to search for a “hunter” that had made himself well known among the CommonWealth soldiers stationed on the planet. His dexterity and speed were noted and it was clear to the officers on duty that he was a native Force Sensitive. It was not hard to find Hanolock because he found the two of them first. Eva introduced the two of them and began to explain the perks of joining the CommonWealth Jedi Order. Hanolock seemed interested to hone his Force ability and the elderly man agreed to leave with her. They were interrupted by Master Shalluats arch nemesis, Darth Maestys. Eva’s and Maestys game of cat and mouse was becoming old - she did not wish to fight him while an untrained individual was nearby. Following Lita’s advice the three attempted an escape only to be stopped by an induced large scale avalanche. An epic escape commenced and the three with great effort managed to make it to safety away from the Darth. It was then that Hanolock officially agreed to the CommonWealth and the two CommonWealth officials escorted the new initiate to the Academy on Alderaan. -- Master Shalluat had gotten a com’ message from the CommonWealth Knight Martin - stating that his ship unfortunately had broken down however the package with the evidence of Knight Togai’s death was ready to be picked up. The tissue sample he had sent to her unfortunately got damaged in the process. She was busy with other important matters and sent her Padawan Vikyarn with the company of a bodyguard named Kirek Stormdragon who had taken to picking up occasional jobs for the CommonWealth. Upon entering into the atmosphere of Yavin the ship's engine exploded sending the two spiraling to their death. Vikyarn desperately tried to take control of the ship to no avail and Kirek last minute - hit the eject just in time to save their lives. They both had a great view of the ship, tearing the landscape to shreds… bringing Martin's ship down with it. The three of them began to discuss what their next move would be when they were interrupted by Darth Maestys who finally recognized his old Masters aura lurking within the CommonWealth Knight. Overtaken with rage the Darth attacked the three, overwhelming them. Vikyarn who had the package in his hand was ordered by Martin to escape. Kirek did not feel right leaving the Knight behind and stayed to fight alongside him. An ultimate mistake. He was taken down easily and Martin had no intention of saving him. Self preservation on the forefront of his mind - he escaped leaving Kireks fate up to the furious Sith. Maestys spared him simply because he was with the CommonWealth and .. He wanted Martin. He planned to use the boy for a trade - and sought out to contact one of his worst enemies - Althevalia. -- Maestys contacted his apprentice Zarmir, as well as a prospective Sith named Kira to hunt Martin down. If Maestys did not need to talk to Althevalia - he would rather not. Zarmir and Kira found Martin's trail and confronted him. Unfortunately the two were ambushed by a talented CommonWealth scout named Rizman, accompanied by another who liked to pick up odd jobs, Joree. The Sith did their best to capture Martin - but in Zarmirs mind failure was not an option - it resulted in his death. Kira managed to escape the scene and Martin was safely recovered by the two and was brought back to Alderaan safely. After Zarmirs failure and death - Maestys rage and wrath only increased. He needed the scientist that was locked in that forsaken Knight’s head. Maestys attempted to use Kirek as a pawn and sought out Althevalia. She had her hands tied due to her not wanting any harm to come to Kirek and agreed to help find Martin. However she had no intention of handing Martin over to Maestys. If what Maestys said was true.. And that Martin was harbouring a Sith Lord in his head. That was treason. He would need to face trial. She began to prepare a rescue team to break Kirek out while she investigated Martin's whereabouts. It turned out that Master Shalluat needed to do no such thing - Kirek managed to send out an S.O.S beacon and because of pure luck and coincidence.. His father heard the call. After returning from deep space the retired Crime Lord found his son and managed to convince the Lord to let him go. Dracizan stormdragon was going to keep this and agreed to capture Martin using his underground resources. He put a high bounty on his head and let the criminals of the galaxy begin their hunt. -- Master Shalluat managed to get in contact with the CommonWealth Knight Martin and convinced him to come back to headquarters where they met in her office for a little chat. He was very cautious when he walked in, knowing that Maestys knew about the Sith Lord trapped in martins head but assumed that the Darth would not be idiotic enough to tell the Jedi Master that. Maestys wanted Chadwick alive and Eva surely would want Chadwick dead. Martin took a seat in her office where Eva calmly asked the Knight what had happened.. And if these allegations towards him were true. Martin was surprisingly truthful and Eva instructed him that Chadwick needed to be removed for the safety of all. Martin still had use for the Sith Lord and was not willing to give him up. Eva’s fears were realized and she truly took his action as an action of treason - attempting to lock him in her office with her and proceeded to tell him his rights before arrest. Eva was ignorant to the fact that the knight had learned how to phase and had to quickly chase after him. Their battle led to the recent stormy skies where - anger overtook the knight who was desperate for his escape and smited the Master out of the sky with an effective blast of lightning. -- Branna Togai - who had faked her death to leave and live a peaceful life heard about the mess that Martin had gotten himself into. She had a strange relationship with Darth Maestys and heard his rants when he was tearing apart his study. She contacted him out of kindness because of the kindness that he had shown her in the past and offered him a safehouse that she had on her native planet, Hoth. They two went there and she set up the knight with a month's worth of Taun Taun jerky. It was a small place - the only thing that made it livable was its wood stove that at least kept the place relatively warm. He lasted not even a week before Chadwick flipped his lid and told Martin of his flagship's location that he was planning on keeping hidden. He was of noble blood and when Martin suffered, the Darth suffered. He refused to stay in a broken down hutt on one of the worst planets of the galaxy. -- Master Shalluat recovered from her injuries and decided to deal with Martin another time - there was a more pressing matter and that was who sabotaged Vikyarns ship. She contacted Skytan because of his speciality in explosives. She was … nervous about working with him after finding out that he had suffered memory loss during the nights - ending up in the CommonWealth rather than his home in Nar Shadda. Still his help was apt, with the help of the new Jedi initiate Hanolock who had profound tracking skills - alongside Eva’s skill in investigation the three managed to narrow down likely suspects. It was discovered that only ships that were piloted by force sensitives had been rigged to explode after a second pressure change - the re-entering of an atmosphere. The investigation was halted due to Skytans selfish actions - he had given Master Shalluat a falsified piece of evidence that threw her off her investigation. The only thing the three discovered was that the culprit was either a teenager, or a woman and the only thing that was left over was a small unique screw that didn’t seem to be accessible by average merchants. -- Vikyarn had managed to get the package back to Alderaan - when he saw Eva get smited out of the sky by a large bolt of lightning .The Padawan immediately chased down Martin being very careful to remain unseen. He had followed him to Hoth - and had watched him gathering information where he then followed him to Chadwicks Imperial Flagship. The Padawan disguised himself as one of the Droids on the ship - who were wearing standard imperial armor. It was not hard to obtain one.. Something must have been wrong with the security systems as the droids seemed rather docile. Martin, who had met up with one of his kind of allies, Tamika, explored the ship. The two were visited by a prospective young acolyte named Lucius, who sought whatever fragments of the Sith remained. He had found this ship in the past but there had been no lifeforms on board. He only planned to watch it for a little while, the Force repaid his patience. Martin, who was drunk off of Chadwicks power asserted his dominance over the prospective Sith. He had much to do however and left the boy alone with the slightly psychotic Lady of Lightning. The Sith Knight encouraged the boy into battle where he did not go down without a fight, unfortunately it was not a long fight. The Knight offered him a potion after which he felt he was obligated to take. It tasted horrible but.. It worked and he felt his energy come back to him. A fine warrior and an alchemist. Lucius noted the woman's skills before the two rejoined Martin down below who had found himself in the throne room. Vikyarn, disguised, found himself standing beside Martin - who lounged a little bit too comfortably on Chadwick’s throne. A new visitor approached the group and clearly stated his name: Vahko Vahalin. He proclaimed superiority and sought to take control of the leftover scraps of the Sith Empire. Martin did not take to his tone well; However, before a fight could break out between the two darksiders, a large electrical surge left them in an uncomfortable darkness and silence before the ship jolted violently, with enough force to throw any trained professional off their feet. The emergency lightning switched on, illuminating the five participants in a low, red hue, and the group turned to notice the ship’s droids turn against them, raising their weapons. Tamika took quick action and threw her staff into the cluster of droids, surging electricity violently through the room. The droids deactivated leaving the pathway clear. Vahko quickly made his escape - leaving the Sith to - in his mind - die. Chadwick however would never leave his ship under such circumstances and Martin dearly desired the power that the vehicle provided. As such, they made their way onto the bridge of the ship - cutting down anything that stood in their way. An unknown gas started to fill the bridge, while more enemies stood in their path. It was a close call, but at the very last moment before being overwhelmed, the remaining four managed to override the controls. Vikyarn’s disguise and acting skills were impeccable, but he could not hide his natural reaction to pain, nor his ineptitude with a blaster. The Lady of Lightning’s keen eye noticed this reaction and determined that he was, in fact, not a droid, and turned her attention to him. As she protected Martin and Lucius while they were re-hacking into the complex controls, Tamika attacked Vikyarn. He succumbed to lightning, and after they were safe, Martin discovered who the mysterious ‘droid’ was. He took the Padawan in for questioning. Martin was missing his sword from his time with Vikyarn on Yavin - he had let the Padawan briefly borrow it, and he wanted it back. On Vikyarn’s way off of the Sith Flagship, after making an escape with the help of Master Eva Shalluat, he encountered the young Sith Lucius, who intended to stop him from fleeing. Still groggy from his slumber, the Sith Apprentice was susceptible to Vikyarn’s well-timed Force mind-trick. Taking a chance the Padawan suggested that the two make their way to the Slippery Slopes cantina on Nar Shaddaa to share a drink and chat. After unsuccessfully trying to convert the young apprentice to the Jedi, Vikyarn persuaded Lucius to seek answers in the galaxy without the influence of any major faction, ESPECIALLY not the Sith. His mind clouded and confused after a long day and multiple of Vikyarn’s mind-tricks, young Lucius wandered off into the streets of Nar Shaddaa and began his search for knowledge. It took him a long while to fully shake off the cloud that settled on his mind but the young boy had certain questions that needed to be answered. The only place he could find those answers - were with the Sith. Still, Vikyarn had placed doubt within his mind. -- Master Shalluat, having placed a tracker on her Padawan Vikyarn, was well aware of his capture and took a small strike team to infiltrate the Sith Flagship. Concealed and stealthed she made her way ahead of her team while they secured the escape route, freeing her padawan and arming him; However, Martin had reprogramed and activated two well built assassin droids which caused trouble for the pair. With the help of Force Valor, she managed to give Vikyarn enough of an advantage to escape the Sith’s clutches but with a little bad luck and a single slip up - she was thrown into the very cage from which she had just broken into. Martin had only a few questions for her. Eva attempted to change the flow of the conversation and attempted to use diplomacy to bring the old Martin back to the surface - she knew there was a kind soul deep down. In the end, she failed. The fallen Knight impaled her, seemingly ending her life. However, he purposely made sure to not hit any vital organs. He did not want to kill the woman but he wanted the Sith residing in his head to believe that she was dead. Eva was unaware of Martins mercy and placed herself in a hibernation trance in a last-ditch effort to save herself. She was placed in a coffin and sent back to the CommonWealth for ‘burial.’ where was was awoken abruptly by the healer who preformed her autopsy who luckily noticed that she was still alive. Eva studied her own wounds and after discovering that Martin had missed her vitals... She wondered if he did that on purpose - or if she was simply incredibly lucky. Eva truly did not know. -- After dealing with the Jedi Master, Martin called upon the new acolyte Lucius to rejoin him on the bridge. The two then decided to investigate what had hacked into the Sith Flagship’s A.I. system. Lucius observed his potential new mentor in his work. It was a painstaking process; the A.I’s circuits had been fried by the initial power surge. Any information that the Sith Knight did get from it was barely audible, but one could gather the gist. Eventually with the help of Chadwick’s knowledge from the past, the two, through intensive questioning, managed to narrow down exactly when this virus had been downloaded into the A.I. system. Martin discovered far more than the mere culprit of the act - there was something larger at play here. Both Martin and the Darth were furious, but they had acted too quickly and had made recent large tactical moves. For now, they decided to focus on training new prospects and build their military strength. After, they would take back G.E.I. from the CommonWealth and achieve their revenge.
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Gogo, sitting at his chair viewing potential contracts from various resources, suddenly sees a 10 million credit bounty. He suddenly stands up getting excited about it as this could very well mean that his stature would grow if he was the one to bring this one in. He looks closer at the bounty and sees that Lava Zomby was the target. He immediately sets into action fully well aware that finding that target was well within' his grasp. He immediately sets aside the current assignments given to Skytan and re-issues him this assignment giving Skytan all the details encouraging him to find Romi, the sister, to get the info needed for the where-a-bouts of Lava. Skytan reads the message. Relying on his previous intelligence of where to find Romi, he sets out to the Slippery Slopes Cantina on Nar Shaddaa, her favorite hangout. And sure as the sun sets everyday, he runs into her. After some convincing, he was able to convince her enough to contact Lava. Skytan then barely manages to convince Lava to deal with the situation of the bounty by taking non-aggressive words and non-threatening actions. Gogo, seeing the cam footage at the Slippery Slopes Cantina watching his employee work, was fascinated by the means in which Skytan would do to get his bounty. Not many bounty hunters would resort to a diplomatic means of achieving their bounties. Skytan, then returns to Gogo to let him know that Lava was enroute to his hideout. Gogo wouldn't have believed him if not for one of his smuggler employees informing him that some red Zabrak wanted to hitch a ride to Nar Shaddaa. Seeing that Skytan completed his bounty, Gogo decided to release Skytan from the desease that Gogo implanted into him when they first started. -- After Lava's departure of Romi's ship, she set out to find a spot to make camp. She traveled here and there often thinking about if her decision of leaving the CommonWealth was a good one or not. She knew that they really tried to help her, but she just couldn't grasp the confusing things that were expected of her. Especially with this treaty with the Sith. It was if the Sith didn't want the treaty in the first place which was what she thought in the first place. Lava remembered that Master Eva, or rather just Eva now that Lava wasn't part of the CommonWealth anymore (which hurt Lava to think about), mentioned a greater power or possible problem was coming. And that was why the treaty with the Sith was needed. Lava didn't understand it fully, but did understand the idea of it. Still, she found it difficult to accept the treaty. And that, of course, was why she couldn't keep her mouth shut whenever Sith sneered at her. She didn't break the treaty, but she did however act like the Sith and their aggravating ways of getting under your skin. And being part of the CommonWealth meant that you have to be better than that! And she failed. And she knew she failed the instant Master Noorha, rather Noorha, opened her mouth chewing her ass out and making it apparent in her dissappointment with Lava on their trip back to Alderman. Lava also began to think about her discussion with Yusanis. Yusanis mentioned something about Eva possibly giving up on her. She didn't think it was true at the time, but now she knew it to be so. She couldn't blame Eva either. Lava was a failure and failures don't belong with communities, Lava thought as she scratched her shoulder where scars were, remembering the whips of the Sith masters on Korriban along with the constant reminder of what happened to worthless people. Lava took in a deep breath accepting everything that unfolded. She continued to walk and explore until she found a cave that appeared to be un-inhabited. Then realized that she wasn't far from the where those droids showed up when the CommonWealth and Sith were here to meet the Grey Seer. She could still see the smoke in the distance of the wrecked village. She pulled out her lightsaber and slashed markings in the rock and nearby trees of the cave and proceeded to go check out the damaged village. When she arrived, she was absolutely horrified of what she saw. A few tents were still burning, most of them were already burned down, Rishii (the bird people) were coddled together in groups seemingly lost and homeless, damaged droids were scattered all over along with many dead Rishii. Lava couldn't help holding her tears back and they flowed steadily from her eyes. She herself was shocked and stunned by what she saw. Almost as if by instinct, she bent over and picked up one of the dead bird people. She carried it to an open place and gently set the bird down. She bowed and silently said, "May you be free now." Then went and picked up another and placed the bird next to the first, repeated herself from earlier, and continued doing this until she could no longer walk. She landed on the ground exhausted, thirsty, stunned, and hungry and stayed sitting for a while. One of the grouped Rishii grabbed a flask and handed it to Lava. Lava looked at the Rishii. He was covered in dirt, ash, and some of his feathers were burnt from his fight or flight from this tragedy. She gulped the water down and handed back the flask. Nothing was said between the two as both knew nothing was needed to be said. The following day, when Lava woke, she saw a few Rishii gathering up the bodies and placing them with the others that she moved the day before. As she got up to continue her efforts, one Rishii immediately moved to her and hit her with his cane over and over again. Lava understood why and simply took the hits dropping to the ground on all four and cried in the sorrow of this tragedy. The Rishii stopped and eventually helped Lava back to her feet. The bird man looked angrily at her, pointed around at nothing in particular, and said, "With help, comes forgiveness. With forgiveness comes understanding. And with understanding, you will see the direction you must take." Lava did not understand what he meant. So she decided to focus on his first two words, "With help." So she continued to help the Rishii, clearing and taking care of the bodies, clearing out any remaining droids, and rebuilding their homes. -- For several months Lava continued to help the Rishii people to rebuild their homes. She became friends with several of them. And the more she helped, the more they opened up to her. Some of them even invited her for special foray's, others entrusted her to watch over their young, and a few gave her gifts of appreciation. She enjoyed being with the bird people and learning of their culture. Lava found certain things they did weird and some of the things they ate disgusting, but they were different people. And she accepted who they were for what they were. Lava also enhanced her ability to meditate from what she learned from Eva threw practice. And this helped considerably in her thinking of things and straightening out many of the things that she did wrong. It still eluded her why she was made to scrub the floors with a toothbrush though. Every lesson that Eva taught Lava, Lava took to heart and ensured she never made that mistake again. So Lava simply took that situation as to it being the start of Eva's frustration with training her and eventually let it go. Even the Grey Seer started talking to Lava. He often asked questions about the CommonWealth and why two totally different people were united. Lava couldn't give him many of the answers he seeked, so it took a lot longer to gain his trust. But in time, they grew to be friends and often talked about things on Rishi, the Rishii's history and beliefs, and why they were so open to all other cultures. Lava, for the first time in a very long time, felt relaxed and at peace with the Rishii bird people. -- Darth Maestys called his apprentice Tamika to the sith academy on Yavin. He was about to prepare her for an important mission but first he wanted to make sure she was ready. Tamika showed up at the academy ready and willing to learn. Darth Maestys asked her to recite the sith code to see if she remembered the code that binds them she flawlessly remembered. He the asked her what was her greatest strength she believed her greatest strength was her ability in the force. He the asked what is her greatest fear her fear was that she would get to strong and that one day she would be betrayed by the ones who she looked up to the most. He then asked what is it that she cherishes she said she cherishes knowledge and power. He the asked a final question what is that she craved again she replied that she wishes to gain power. After he was finished with his questions he was pleased with his response but she was not yet ready to become a lord of the of the sith. First she must complete a top secret task on the war torn planet of Balmorra. There she would prove herself physically mentally and the knowledge that one must know to become a lord of the sith. She was then taught a skill that would assist her in her mission Darth Maestys taught Tamika the ability known as Force Cloak. Before he sent her off he explained the necessity of chosing a lord to emulate he believed it would help her growth not just as an apprentice but as a person. Only time will tell will she complete her mission and prove to master that she is ready for the next step or will she fail and prove that she a long way to go -- The lines were drawn. Sides had already been decided. The murmurings of bets, and wagers filling the room. On this late hour of discontent, two combatants came together for a final show of force. Who would be the victor, and who would fade in defeat. The battle raged for what felt like hours, but ended in mere minutes. Flooring was shredded, fences were ripped from their fittings. Lightning, fire, and even a blood plague rained down between the two. It was too close to call until the last few moments when the darkside, fueled by fiery hatred, made its presence known, delivering a choke hold not to be missed. It was done. Darth Vixxen, formerly Master Sanna Vryel, was walking out of the arena bloodied, bruised, and broken in several places. She was victorious. The feud was over. The former Grand Master Eva Shalluat was not quite so lucky, and her limp and broken body lay unconscious in the arena and Sanna said goodbye once and for all to her hatred, and left for home. A hot bath, and an even hotter husband was just what her aching body needed after this gruesome event. As she left, Sanna smiled and nodded to Sonya, knowing who she was, but simply no longer driven by revenge. Knowing now her revenge was complete, and her enemy left tattered on the floor of the arena surrounded by friends and family, Vixxen walked off... alone. She smiled as she thought of Alex and Shiva waiting at home for her. They were her whole world, and nothing else mattered. It was time to focus on bringing the Sith back to glory, and using her former apprentice to set the stage for change. -- Lava went into a nearby Rishi city to pick up some supplies for herself as she often did. She gained the value of trading goods rather quickly once whatever money she had ran out. So she often made simple things such as chairs, tables, and other oddities that people could use to get credits. And with credits, she bartered for food, knives, and other useful things that she could use. And sometimes, she would stop at the nearby bar and get something special like a freshly made meal with spices and such, maybe even a sweetened drink. While she was there, she heard the holoscreen about events going on in the galaxy. Most of it was gibberish to her. Just as she was about to leave after her meal and drink, she seen a picture of Eva and another lady next to each other on the holo feed. This got her attention and so she got closer to hear it. It turned out that a Varynoth was to be held between Althevali Shalluat and a Darth Vixxen. She pondered on what that meant and found that out by listening to other patrons of the bar. Immediately, she wanted to go to Master Eva to help! But she quickly quelled that action out of the way. She knew once Eva made up her mind about something, that she was determined to do it. Lava then let her memories rise from all the times she had with Eva. She remembered when they first met when Eva read Lava's mind to get the truth of a murder on Nar Shaddaa. Lava remembered Eva talking to her in that crowded bar answering her questions when no one else before answered and talked to her. She remembered Eva quieting the room at that same occassion helping her remain calm. Lava remembered when Eva took her to the training area on Alderman and showed her how to meditate and the feeling of calm and focus that she got that day. She remembered Eva, with Doc's help, curing her of the pain that constantly hurt. She remembered Eva's smile when she rode the Vulptilla. The memories hit her like a brick slamming into her all at once. A tear slipped from her eye. The biggest memory she would always remember though was when Eva put her hand on Lava's cheek the day after Lava and Yusanis fought. Then it dawned on Lava! Master Eva was training her to relax and think about her actions from the very first day that they met! "How could I not see this?" Lava screamed in her head. She ran out of the bar to go tell her Rishii friends... -- Lava was making preperations and helping the Rishii bird people of their yearly flight. She knew they were discussing whether she could come along or not. She wouldn't have minded either way as she herself wasn't expecting to stay for much longer. She simply just wanted to finish helping them, then she was going to head back to the CommonWealth and ask for their forgiveness in hopes that they take her back. She hoped that they would side step the fact that it took her soo long to learn the most important lesson that Eva tried and tried again to teach her. Master Eva, Lava heard of what the outcome was with the Varynoth. She hoped that Eva would have won, but maybe that was a good thing as well that she lost. What was the Sith code? "Through Victory, My Chains are Broken." Would that have sent Eva down a darker path if she were to win the fight? On the reverse side, will she now go down the darker side now that she lost? Something important had to happen that triggered Eva to do this Varynoth, Lava thought. Lava wanted to let her mind wonder at what that might have been. But she knew that if she asked, she would not get that answer, at least not the truth. So she dismissed that line of thinking knowing that it was something that she would never find out. It was then that she heard someone breathing through a mask coming from behind her. She turned to look. And there she seen the one person she never expected to show up here. -- As the battle between Master Eva, and Darth Vixxen came to a close. Kid'riuku promptly acquired his winnings from the Chiss woman Romi. Deciding he wanted a single drink before departing to his dwelling to continue his outpost's growth, he approached the bar in the center of the Bastion. There he was confronted by a Sith acolyte claiming to be training under his dead mother. Baffled in disbelief, Kid'riuku acted irrationally towards the man, calling himself Sic, grabbing the man by the armor and shouting at him, only to be pushed back and challenged to a fight. Kid, having left his sabers at home to maintain relations with the treaty, backed away, but not before the acolyte had told him that Darth Chad had appointed Sic to Nik'ol. Kid, enraged, but not surprised that the Sith would keep such information, Kid vowed to confront Darth Chad when the time presented itself. -- After getting some intel from an old friend and contact, Raldani called together the Underworld, as well as some Jedi and Sith allies, to go on an infiltration mission to a Masquerade ball on Makeb, to which masks were a requirement, concealing everyone’s identities. Based on her intel, a man by the name of Lawrence Daggerfell had something of importance. Raldani’s contact, who was a Mirialan by the name of Via, gave the group an advantage by taking out as much of security as she could. Lucky for the group, they had someone among them who was able to slice into the computer and shut down the rest of the security. After passing through the trade courtyard, where several purchases were made, the group headed towards the employee quarters. Unfortunately for Skytan and Doctor Roy, as the rest of the group snuck past, the guard noticed the two of them. Skytan’s solution? “We’re strippers.” Lucky for him, the guard bought the lie and allowed them to pass. After they got past the guard, they met up with Via, who directed them to a young Twi’lek named Am’rara, who’d just been fired. It didn’t take much to get information out of her. Only 1000 credits or so. With the new information, the crew of unknowns made their way towards Daggerfell’s ship, where they knew they’d find whatever goods he had stored up. Once they got hacked the turrets, blew up one of the guards, and knocked out the last one, they found the keys to the ship and promptly stole it before searching for whatever he’d stashed away. After some searching, Skytan found an Artifact called the Eyes of Laqasa, and Raldani found a datapad of information on Daggerfell, including that he was affiliated with a group called the Collectors. A group that supposedly worked under the Commonwealth. Unfortunately, no other information was given on the datapad, and Raldani knew she had to meet with the Jedi’s grandmaster, and soon if she was to avoid trouble. -- Darth Chadwick put a job out on the holonet for GEI Coalitions which required the capture of a terentetek. A large group of brave individuals banded to together to help the Sith Lord take down the beast that he had lured out of hiding on Oricon. After fulfilling his side of his contract and provided payment - he immediately went to work on studying the cells of the beast, once it had gotten sent back to his lab. The problem was immediate contact with the artusian crystal. If perhaps the skin of the rancor could be used as a protective barrier from force sensitives and crystal maybe they would be able to get a look. Terenteteks had a unique ability to absorb force that that came near it. In hopes that the crystal would have protective qualities against it's self he managed to grind the crystal into a dusted form. He made a gauntlet lined with terentetek skin with a protective layer of the crystal dusted on the outside, protective metal and cloth made on the inside made sure that the two materials did not have direct contact with Chadwick. He of course, did his own experiments. However in hindsight he should have gotten his Apprentice Martin to do this particular one. To test the protective quality of the crystal - and the Sith Lord was very, very confident due to his testing in the lab walked up to the prototype that Valla's mechanic had put together. The mechanic had managed to turn the power from the artusian crystal into pure energy! But what Audrey, Valla's mechanic was hiding from both the Empire and the CommonWealth is that she was harvesting the energy of Force sensitives to do so. They were in her mind - a live battery that could pave the path towards a god like society of the future. Still the energy produced from the crystals were on another level - it was artusian energy condensed into a plasma form - the perfect ultimate test to see if his concept for his gauntlet would work. With the risk of making himself vulnerable to his peers at the chance of losing the ability to feel the Force for a period of time he decided the information was worth the risk. A barrier around the prototype was created and the Sith Lord stuck his hand in the plasma beam. He was right! He was unharmed - at first. What he did not calculate right was how the energy was supposed to be evenly distributed when it hit the glove. Instead the laser immediately reflected dangerously in different pathways through the mechanics lab, surprising Audrey's new mechanic, Geo. The barrier held up but Chadwick was inside of the barrier. The Sith Lord managed to avoid being fatally wounded - or so he thought.. He took a laser clean through the shoulder. No big deal, he had gone through worse. The test was successful for now, and he needed to move forward with his research. The CommonWealth's rules had slowed his research's pace down by a third - he needed live subjects, sentient ones and criminals on death row did not always have the specific qualities he needed in a subject. Still - he was working with what he had. His research on attempting to use the properties of the crystal to make a serum that could permanently gift Force sensitivity was put on hold while the treaty was active. He had one last thing he needed to do before he could go home and relax with his wife. It had finally come in! A piece of the famously known Nova crystal. A black piece of glace that was not very heavy but felt warm to the touch. Red and blue light would explode deep inside the crystal every few minutes, which looked very much like a star going nova in the depths of space. He was tired but he had enough energy left to use Sith Alchemy to empower the crystal, after it had carefully been grinded smoothly into a small oval and placed within a thin white goal necklace. It was not the most powerful thing in the world but Alex wanted to give something to his wife that would make her day to day life a little easier. What could be more useful then a small boost of power? He had an ulterior motive however, he needed her to be in a good mood because.. He sensed that things within the Sith were beginning to get tense - he saw the large scheme of things and felt unsettled. He put everything he had into the Empire and he did not want to see it collapse and he needed her to be on his side when they discussed their plans together. He also needed some sort of excuse to do something nice for his wife for, he was not a nice guy after all. After they discussed plots and plans for the future, they had a wonderful night together ending with Vixxen helping to treat his shoulder. The morning came quickly. Chadwick awoke in a cold sweat, an immense pain wracking the left side of his body. He grimaced and quietly got up so he would not disturb his peacefully sleeping wife - who was still clad in his lab coat. He smiled before making his way to his lab. He inspected the now burning wound from yesterday - which had only seemed to have a minor infection of sorts, which overnight had bruised the skin and spread darkened protruding veins across his arm and chest and neck. He became genuinely worried, it protruded the darkside but this was different then how he pulled on it, it was invasive and had similar qualities to Sith poison. He angrily put his shirt back on. The only method he was aware that existed to combat Sith poison was Force light. With how darksided he was it would kill him.. He hit the archives. He should have gotten Martin to to do the experiment after all. -- Drac, having received an urgent encrypted message from Raldani, made his way across Nar Shadaa to her cantina stopping only at Foxy Sirens to check on Tirvi, and suprisingly bump into Joree. The message was urgent and he wasted as little time as possible. As the transport slowed to a crawl, the big man stepped down near the taxi at the entrance, and asked the first guard he saw where he might find their boss. Raldani was in her office, reviewing an astrogation chart when Drac knocked and breezed through the door. The place looked great and felt like it was finally close to opening, but congratulations would have to wait. The two made very little small talk, and instead immediately jumped to the urgent topic for which he had been summoned. According to Raldani, who had spoken to Skytan (her recruit and future crew member), after his surgery, he immediately met up with her and shared the name of the person who had been toying with everyone, and who was also attempting to infiltrate not only the Blasters Bastion, but the archives held within. This did not sit well with the young, fiery captain, nor did Drac take the news lightly. In fact, his rage, for the first time in years, intensified. Drac knew Gogo had to die, and his operation shut down, sold off, and buried in the annals of time for no one to remember. It was at this crucial moment, Drac slipped and mentioned his own Underworld persona --- Alpha Darhk. Only Tirvi had ever heard that name whispered in confidence, and now Raldani would be the second. Fortunately, the scrambler on Drac's jacket did what it always did best when activated. Electronic monitoring devices within 50 feet would only hear jibberish, and the cameras would blink completely out, covering his trail. He had not come this far only to have minor details stop him in his tracks. Raldani was floored when Drac's suit changed before her eyes. She now knew who the name behind the underworld truly was. But she was not as taken aback as most might be. In fact, she too had a secret she had kept to herself after the death of her family, and the torching of those responsible. As she tapped a button on her desk, a cabinet opened against an unassuming wall, and here sat an armor stand with special gear, a full face mask, and tons of fiery toys and gizmos. She quickly shared her own secret --- Raldani was the Phoenix. A fire based vigilante who brought bad people to explosively hot deaths as punishment. And there it was. Two criminals, hiding in plain sight. They swore to keep each others secrets, and now to work together to turn Gogo into a gone-gone. Drac wanted the location, and he wanted it now. Unfortunately, Skytan had only shared the name, but not the location. Drac gave Raldani 72 hours to get the answers he needed, or he would be digging a second hole for the commando. Raldani was insistent she needed him for her crew and vowed to get the location for the two of them to handle this Gogo person and show them what actual under-worlders look like. There they were. The two said their goodbyes and promised they would join forces to end this once and for all. The joining together... Team Alpha-Phoenix was born, and nothing in the known galaxy would stop either of them. -- After hearing rumblings of a new, hate-filled Sith in the Kaas marketplace, Vixxen could no longer contain her enthusiasm. She missed the blood, and the constant murderous look on Darth Keres' (Reyael's) face, and was experiencing the darkside equivalent of 'empty nest syndrome'. This young zabrak was the answer to her problems. Without hesitating, Vixxen sent her best two war droids into the marketplace to scan for this Sith, and offer him a summons to the penthouse at the Citadel. A few hours later, almost as if on schedule, there was a visitor announcement from the front desk as the zabrak in question stepped off the lift and into the waiting area. Most guests feel a bit nervois behind surrounded by a trained Dark Honor Guard, and a gamorrean standing guard, but Suxen was no ordinary Sith. The product of a Sith father, and an Imperial Agent mother, Sexun had zero trust in Force users, and was brimming with hatred and rage. Just like Reyael, this was right up Vixxen's alley. The two sat and spoke about his past, and where his loyalties lie over tea. Halfway through the conversation, Vixxen knew... he was not as vicious with words as her former apprentice, but he was just as blood thirsty. This fit perfectly into her plans, and she instantly took a shine to Suxen, her newest weapon of death, destruction, and chaos. As the two spoke further, Vixxen asked specific and probing questions which were all met with very dark answers. He was perfect and Rey would hate him, which made him even more fantastic. Vixxen swore the oath to train Suxen, and vowed to teach him the deadliest of the arts, making him a killing machine, like the apprentice before him. Training would begin in just a few days, and there was much to prepare. After all, controlling a band of blood thirsty opportunists was its own challenge, and Vixxen's plan to start picking off competition was rapidly falling into place. -- Vixxen sat alone in the library enjoying the latest novel by her favorite author, Stee-phan Kiing. As she approached the climactic and scary moment on the page, the door flung open drawing her attention. It was Alex, and he was injured beyond measure. As she dashed to his side, and begged answers from him, he was only able to mutter a few minor details about his attack before succumbing to his injuries. A network of black spidery veins crossed his chest, back, and neck, but were only partly responsible for what happened. His life force slipped from his body, and what little remained channeled through his hand and into the necklace he had given her the night before. Tears streaming, heart breaking, and anger boiling, Vixxen's eyes went red as she glared at the bulkhead door to the study, crushing 8 feet of steel into a single cubic foot ball which rolled and hit her guard on his boot. She fell to the floor, slumping against the front of the sofa, Alex's lifeless body behind her. Mere moments passed, but felt like hours as the fear and the heartbreak set back in. She called for her guards to remove the body, summon the dark priests, and prepare for a burial in the Dark Temple. If ANYONE tried to stop her from burying her love in the proper place, she would snap their necks and fry their corpses. Not even the Emperor or the Dark Council would stop her. The cleaning droid was sent in following Chad's removal. The sofa, and rug were taken and burned, and Sages were called in to clean any remnants of poison, or contamination. Now, in her darkest hour, only the necklace and his memory would be there to comfort her. As she sat on their bed, she reached for his pillow and held it tight. It still smelled of his cologne. He hated it, but wore it anyway because she asked him to. All she could picture was the trail of bodies left in her wake as she planned her revenge on EVERYONE responsible for his death. -- The news was sudden and unexpected. Reyael had just found out that Chad was dying and would likely be passing away soon, but what she had not expected was for him to be killed. It had to have been murder because he was supposed to have more time, which meant that SHE was supposed to have more time to learn more about his research and experiments. Their areas of interest were closely related and she had had plans for that. Now, it would seem, she would have to make moves sooner than expected. Breaking into the GEI building wasn’t even necessary. She had access, she had done work there, so she could just use the front door, but seeing as she needed to leave with some things that weren’t exactly hers, Reyael utilized her phase and stealth abilities to simply walk through the thick walls of the laboratory buildings. She knew where Chad kept his research notes. She had seen the safe last time she was working with him. Except she didn’t know the code. There wasn’t time, however, to sit there and try to slice it or crack it, so Reyael ignited her lightsaber and painstakingly cut around the safe, leaving nothing but globs of molten metal and a massive hole in the wall where the safe used to be. -- Walking with purpose the strongest of three brothers, a young pureblood Sith from the noble family Aukotis arrived at the what he considered ruins of an Academy on Yavin. The tales of the Empires glory he had heard as a child... It was so far off. Zarmir from a young age he was ruthlessly trained in Sith culture and after he deemed ready, Zarmir was sent by his mother and father to complete the traditional Sith training at the new Academy. It was only after they had learned that the new Empire was lead by a man who created a treaty with the Jedi that they decided to finally force their son into action. They were outraged and wanted a true Sith sitting on the throne. Named Zarmir, high Sith for conqueror he was heavily conditioned for the role. Still his power was lacking and he knew it. He had a long way to go before he obtained mastery of the force. Accepted into the temple by Councillor Darth Maestys, the new acolyte wastes no time and wanders, learning every nook and cranny of the Academy. The first step was to know the territory well to get an upperhand on his fellow peers. -- After his meeting with Vulkan, Darth Maestys was relaxing at the Sith academy when the late Darth Chad's apprentice arrived. He wanted to know what happened, how Chad had perished. Maestys told him the truth, how his death was mainly due to Chad messing with objects he didn't understand. But Martin couldn't take that. He wanted power above all else, to finish his Training. So Maestys advised him to find a new master. Darth Keres, Darth Karza, himself or Darth Vixxen. Martin chose Darth Maestys to be his master because he believed the former apprentice of Chad could finish his Training. Maestys Agreed. Darth Maestys wanted to test what he had learned. Martin put up a good fight. He almost won but the Dark councilor came out victorious. The Darth complimented him on a good fight- he told Martin to wait for his call for he would have a mission soon. What will happen next for the empire, he wondered, only time would tell. -- Given a mission by Master Noorha, Mae called her Padawan to meet her on Onderon, near a common watering hole. Upon arrival, Mae explained that the watering hole had been poisoned, causing the local wildlife to become unnaturally aggressive, which was putting the locals in danger. Thankfully, Master Noorha has sent a datacron along so that the Master/Padawan duo could learn an ability that would allow them to remove the poison from the water and the animals in the area. It was a little harder for Branna to grasp, though, so only Mae managed to learn the ability from the datacron. Proceeding with their mission, it took them a few tries to block off the inlet and outlet of the watering hole, effectively quarantining the area. Luckily, Mae managed to remove most of the poison, but not before she fell into the water [crit 1], while Branna collected samples of nearby soil, water, and animal feces. Branna managed to snap a picture of Mae sitting, soaked, in the water. Laughing, Mae splashed her padawan with water. Once most of the poison was purged from the water, they took a break to work on helping the animals through a mixture of Animal Friendship and Detoxify Poison. Branna successfully calmed down many of the nearby creatures while Mae removed the poison. Once they were done with that, Mae suggested Branna give Detoxify Poison a try, giving her the visual of finding the particles of poison and using combustion to remove them. This helped Branna enough that she managed to learn the ability. Leaving the area effectively under “quarantine”, Mae and Branna left to take the samples to someone who would actually understand what they were looking at, with the intention of requesting a team be sent out to ensure that there were no other creatures that remained poisoned. Mae was immensely proud of her Padawan and looked forward to seeing what her future would hold. -- As Drac and Tirvi were ushered into a delivery room, Doctor Stevens entered with his standard, upbeat demeanor and checked the monitor above Tirvi's bed to ensure everything was on schedule. Almost as if on queue, she was dilated, and ready to give it her all. Drac, who could only stand by with love and support, held her hand through the process as his wife put herself through sheer pain and agony with only one goal in mind... she wanted to hold her son. After nearly 19 hours in labor, and exhaustive amounts of energy spent, the final push came allowing the doctor to wiggle a finger under Kirek's shoulder and pull him into the world. She'd done it. The moment had finally come. They were parents. Kirek Connor Stormdragon was born at 15:33pm on June 19, 31 ATC. All fingers and toes accounted for, and surprisingly quiet for a newborn. He yawned, smiled up at his momma as the doctor placed him in her arms, and then drifted to sleep. She slid over a bit and invited Drac onto the bed with his wife, and their new baby. No matter what would happen for the rest of the day, or their lives, this moment felt like heaven and the Stormdragons would never be the same. -- Gogo just finished up selecting a replacement candidate over his loss of Skytan. He wasn't sure if Skytan would return or not since it has been a while that he heard of him. In addition, Skytan also had Gogo's failsafe removed recently. And that actually worried Gogo. Everytime he thought about it, his 'gut feeling' kicked in. His 'gut feeling' he mused, saved his ass on more than just a few occasions. As much as he hated it, he also had to respect it. His wife Delara, also came to know when his 'gut feeling' came up. His expressions and mannerisms changed considerably: more direct, more authoritive, and less friendly. But this time she could see the worry in his face as well. And this got her worried. She expressed this to him through her sign language. Gogo understood and told her that he was simply tired. Not tired in the usual manner of being exhausted from a day's events, but rather tired of all the business things and events. He just wanted to get a home somewhere and retire from all this nonsense. But his 'gut feeling' came back again. This time it was stronger. "It had to be something with Skytan," he thought. It seemed all too likely considering that Skytan was non-discrete while under Gogo's employ. And the CommonWealth girl never reported back to him with information about this Raldani person either. It was a gamble to ask Branna to get said information, but seeing that she was of the CommonWealth, he thought that maybe she would fulfill her agreement. Trusting in his 'gut feeling' that saved him many times before, he immediately ordered his other mercenaries, doctors, hackers, bodyguards, etc... to pack everything up! He then went to the back room with his wife to go and get his most valuable object. When he sees the object, he hears, "Hey Mom, Dad! What's up?" Alpha stepped into the room, and Phoenix was on his heels, almost as though she were his shadow. As Gogo opened his mouth to explain, or attempt to cut some sort of deal, Alpha had zero interest. With voice modulator active, and his jamming system still running, Alpha spoke up, "You made a mistake coming after the Bastion. Now, you pay the price for it". Without another word, Alpha Darhk and Phoenix approached Gogo guns blazing. Before he could even raise his weapon, it was over. Cause of death... hard to say with all the holes and burn marks. As Alpha turned back to Phoenix, he simply said, "Final Phase". Phoenix opened her backpack and began pulling thermite grenades and other plastic style explosives. The two worked quickly and methodically to park an explosive on every doorway, and load bearing wall as they made their way back to their cloaked ship. Entering the ship, they made their way to the bridge and looked out over the fiery compound and the dozens of bodies left in their wake. Alpha turned to Phoenix and gave the word, "Light it up". With that, she hit the trigger on her deadman switch and section by section, the compound exploded and pieced flew hundreds of feet in the air. As Alpha put the ship in gear to lift off and leave the surface, the entire compound collapsed from the lack of structural integrity and Gogo was no more. The two sat back for the ride home, removing their masks and corroborating their alibis. There was no trace of who did it, and no explanation of what happened. Gogo, his guards, and several other workers who were in the wrong place at the wrong time were no longer a threat. If any part of his organization resurfaced, Alpha and Phoenix knew they would return to finish the job. With that, Phoenix engaged the cloak and fired up the hyperdrive. It was time to head back to the outer rim and stash the ship. Meanwhile, the Drac and Raldani images were still being looped through their security systems, an no one was the wiser. -- After not being able to get ahold of Gogo, Tricky Dicky became worried that something might have happened. His father, not his real father of course, was having his 'gut feelings' again and had sent him away for his protection. But the emergency beacon never was set off that would warn him of danger, nor was he able to contact him. This didn't happen before, so he had to check it out. So he went. And he found that his father's business building was destroyed! He had his droid pilot set down near the rubble where he watched scavengers dig through the wreckage. There he seen his father still in his armor, but all shot up from blaster fire and almost smashed to a pulp from all the debree. Tricky goes back to his ship and leaves the scene. As trained by Gogo, he immediately sets out to retrieve the gear and emergency supplies his father had for him. Listening to his own emotions, practical thinking, and his 'gut feelings', he knew he had to resolve this issue. But who did this and why did they do it? His father mentioned two people of concern, Branna and Skytan. Branna never got back with him about a favor she owed him. And Skytan pretty much left his employ after having his disease cured. His father mentioned that something was off with this as it happened all at once giving him his 'gut feeling' of danger. And Tricky's father was never wrong. So, he set out to go to Forroz Tugg the Hutt. This Hutt was untouchable and had many dealings with Gogo. Plus, Tricky himself sold many droids to Forroz Tugg. So maybe this Forroz Tugg might help him. He swore to himself, "I am going to kill anyone responsible for the death of my father. I swear upon my own soul that he will be avenged!" -- To the friends and family of Zach and Maelri Shalluat, We are very excited to announce that soon there will be a new addition to the Shalluat family! We don’t know yet if it’ll be a boy or a girl, but we are very excited that he or she will be born in just a few short months. Due to the pregnancy, Mae will be taking a small step back when it comes to missions and training, so as to not harm the baby. She’ll be able to do stuff at the temple with more simple training, but will be unable to do anything difficult for a while, even after the baby is born. We can’t wait to meet little baby Shalluat, and introduce him or her to everyone! -- Darth Maestys heard of a mysterious cult in the ruins of onderon. He takes a group of Sith under his command to apprehend the cult. Once they arrived on the planet, they proceeded to the entrance of the ruins. They felt all parts of the dark side within the crypt. They found bodies covered in a hard shell from head to toe, close to death. As Martin tried to investigate one of the bodies, he let one of these shells latch onto his arm. Terrified, he didnt know what it was, he tried to burn it off of him but it didn't move. Then they started to multiply up his arm. He then was able to phase and the parasites dropped off of his arms and tried to scurry off. But Martin trapped them in a shell of earth. They enter the ruins and, as they see the dust and the feeling of darkness around them, they also see a cultist standing in the door way, but Reyael scared him with her presence and he tried to run away. But Kira threw a javelin at his back. He fell to the ground and died. As they entered the room, a spike trap falls from the ceiling, cutting some of the group. As it falls, more shell parasites fall with it. They enter a bigger room and the cult leader asked them to leave but the group insisted on a fight. They fought until the cult master ran away. He proclaimed himself Cult Master Torro and vowed that he would return and have their revenge. Darth Maestys took the captured Parasites with him and he went home to discover their weakness. -- After some negotiations with the owners of a Technology company called Neocyber Technology; a company based out of Manaan; Raldani managed to get permission to test out some of the weapons the company had made. Her goal was to purchase the company for the underworld, but she wanted to be sure they crafted quality items before closing the deal. So, she called together a few people she’d worked with before to help her test out the weapons. Gathering at the company’s testing center, various weapons were passed out based upon the individual’s weapon preference. They had blaster pistols and rifles, assault cannons, and even large swords for the melee users. Providing them with some testing droids, one of the business’s official weapons testers stood by to ensure that nothing went too wrong as the rather sizable group tested the weapons. In the end, the weapons testing was a success, with each person getting to take their weapons home with them, as well as getting paid. Raldani was very pleased with the outcomes of the testing and returned to negotiations with a request for custom droid parts, should negotiations be successful. -- Doc and Romi stepped off the light class corvette ship onto the crumbling and ancient tiles of the ruined temple. The energy was always strongest at this location and the new interactive noetikon network made it all worth it. Knowledge flowed all around them and the Force could be felt the hardest at this location. Doc was inexplicably pulled to the temple and knew Romi was excited to continue her training. Today's lesson was intended to prepare Romi for her final trials to become a knight. First up on the agenda was teaching Romi her final lesson: cryomancy. She'd shown an interest in it for months ever since seeing Doc create roses and other items from the water in the air. The two made their way into the waterfall chamber near the meditation stones, and began to focus on their surroundings and the ambient temperature. After only just a few tries, and Doc's help, Romi blanketed the entire chamber in snow. It was quite the sight. As he smiled and praised her work, the look on his face contorted and changed as a red saber came crashing through his chest from the back of his body. Without a singe word, Doc's body slumped to the floor. There, standing behind him, a dark and blurred image came into focus. To her own surprise, unless her eyes deceived her, this was Lava standing over Doc's body. As Romi communicated with "Lava", Master Halcyon, the interactive Noetikon reached out and absorbed the power and essence of the holocron in Doc's jacket and the chamber absorbed his Force essence. Doc's light faded as Romi was instantly forced to face... her sister. Not wanting to strike at Lava, or whomever this was, Romi took a defensive posture as the zabrak accused her of siding with the Jedi and lashed out. Combat ensued for what felt like an eternity, but ended with Romi being knocked unconscious against the tree in the chamber as the wraith changed into its natural form and fled the temple. As Romi came to, Doc's body was being removed by the medical droids and two Jedi padawans who heard the shrieks came running to find them both on the ground. As Doc was moved to the morgue for examination, Romi was moved into the healing chamber and drenched in kolto. As both bodies were being tended, Doc fired up in the Noetikon system and was met by Master Halcyon. As new information was provided, Doc's "essence" took the news surprisingly well and instantly moved back into the system for additional exploration throught the archives. Romi would be out of it for at least a day, and when she awoke, the holo of Doc would be waiting for her, and would use the archive's knowledge to explain what happened to the both of them. "Doc", now in his new form encouraged his Padawan to complete her trials to becoming a Knight and used the system to send a message to the Grand Master letting her know it was time. It all happened so quickly, and there would be plenty to process in the coming weeks and months. Now, more than ever, Romi would need help processing what transpired and would feel a bit lost without her fallen master. Doc would always be there, just not in the way she'd grown accustomed to. With no family to claim him, Doc's body would be laid to rest on Balmorra in the far southern grove where his last assignment was before leaving the resistance. He always said he would sleep peacfully under those trees... and so he shall for all eternity. -- Darth Maestys called kid'riuku to the slippery slopes to teach him force lightning as he promised. He warned him that his Training would go against the commonwealths code as much as riuku hated it he reluctantly agreed. But before they started Maestys told riuku that if he would train him that riuku would owe him a favor in return. They started Maestys explained how force lightning worked and th old him to use it on a civilian. Kid Riuku attempted the attack but missed and hit the strobe lights so Maestys said every time he missed he would kill one civilian so he did just that one civilian was on the floor body smoking. Kid let out his rage and tried again this time he hit an ATM. Maestys then again killed another Civilian this Time she was a young girl just then Riuku realesed all of his rage and due to his lack of control the lightning hit everyone in front of Riuku. Maestys was impressed they had a discussion on why he doesn't use the dark side offten then he sent Kid'Riuku on his way until Maestys was ready to cash in that favor. -- An unlikely pair, Eva Shalluat and Darth Maestys banned together thanks to the Artusian crystal in an attempt to investigate more about the illusive parasite called orbalisk's . A dangerous cult leader had been spreading the invasive species across worlds to his followers which would have a low chance of survival and even if they did survive.. They would not be alive for long. Darth Maestys attempted to stop the cultist who unfortunately got away. Eva and Maestys managed to capture these parasites which are dangerous towards darksiders in nature with the help of hired friends and then proceeded to test different types of attacks to find the creatures weaknesses in preparation of the final confrontation of the insane individual using the orbalisk's as weapons . They managed to discover that they were weakest to lightning - (And could not escape the ultimate fate of a bug, being stomped on.) but that was not enough for Darth Maestys, who after more research found out about a spirit that had clung to the world of the living - a man who was killed by the orbalisk's and knew much information. The Sith Master gathered many to weaken this spirit - so he may use his skill in necromancy to absorb the spirit into him as his own and to steal his knowledge. With everything gathered - the two feel ready soon for the final confrontation... Now all that's left is to hunt the bastard down. Audrey gathered a crew of assorted individuals to help clear a large dangerous beast called a Gorgodon on Ilum - which guarded an important Artusian crystal on Ilum that she needed to get to in order to properly study. The group attempted first to tame the beast to no avail and a dangerous fight broke out. The party fought well and withered the beasts strength down to almost nothing - which in fear turned its back foolishly in an attempt to run. On his very first job, youngest of the group... A 12 year old boy was the one to land the killing blow. Audrey was surprised, thinking the boy would ultimately be useless and hired him as an employee of GEI Coalitions. The Artifact was properly retrieved and a field study set up was quickly arranged. The group were gifted a powerful gift - shards of the crystal that were being studied that would gift an individual force sensitivity if they did not have it for a short period of time, or boost a force sensitives ability when used for a short period of time. ( For one encounter, roll a tier higher. The crystal is destroyed after.) Unfortunately there were only a certain amount of shards and the Masters of the group were chosen by a creature called a snowfeather bird - a native species to Ilum that carried to rare gift of force sensitivity.
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TEST OF STRENGTH: Darth Chad could be heard working on his experiment behind the security fencing in the interrogation chamber of his shared Dromund Kaas estate. His other half, Darth Vixxen sauntered into the room and sparked some meaningful dialogue about their goals, and future together. Chad had something else in mind. He had been watching Vixxen, studying her moves and mannerisms, even how she spoke and reacted to others. But there was still one burning question on his mind: who was the stronger of the two? With no delay, Chad suggested they test each other's strength in a fight between the two, and Vixxen being the opportunist she is took advantage on the initial attack attempting to jolt her lover with lightning. A quick hand by Chad prevented the initial damage, but she was hardly done with him. Without ever drawing a lightsaber, the devlish pair skewered one other with the same red hot poker, took big blasts of lightning, and even had fencing and an interrogation droid ripped from the ceiling to pin Chad to the floor. Wave after wave, and shot after shot, Chad nailed her with fire and lighting, and Vixxen gave back as good as she got. In the final moments, while impaled together on the same object and nose to nose in combat, Chad backhanded Vixxen almost breaking her jaw, and Vixxen returned the favor with a headbutt that knocked him completely unconscious. As the fight concluded, Darth Vixxen ordered the servants to clean up the mess and drop her sexy but damaged husband into a kolto tank as she left for the upstairs chamber to change clothing. It was decided. While it was a close quartered intense display of combat and aggression, Vixxen was undoubtedly the force to be reckoned with, but still stood by her man and even fixed him a drink just the way he liked it before settling in for the evening. Side by side, there is no denying the power and reach of Dromund Kaas' hottest new couple, and their determination to reach their goals. -- Branna and Lava together went out on a small mission given by their superiors to investigate a cave that had been reported to have strange lights and whispers. The wildlife around the area were attacking nearby CommonWealth patrols and a solution was needed. Within the cave they stumbled upon the problem. Anoon happened to be meditating and compressing the dark side of the Force which were irritating the nearby wildlife. Branna and Lava both tried to remain hidden and then escape before they were seen but they had been sensed and already cut off by what seemed like fresh sith blood - a new Apprentice that went by the name of Martin. Clearly eager to prove himself Martain followed Anoon’s orders and successfully defeated the two girls, where they then were taken back to the Empire to face the consequences of betrayal. The two were not questioned of the CommonWealth and only a sample of DNA was taken before the both of their release. [24 hours up ] -- Romi, non-blooded sister of Lava, goes to Nar Shaddaa's Slippery Slopes Cantina to unwind after knowing Lava was ok. There she meet Maalraas (aka: Anoon). He preached to the patrons and slaves/workers of the bar about teaching them strength to gain freedom. This irritated Romi, so Romi approached him. From there they debated on ethics of slavery and how should a slave gain their freedom. They even gambled 1,000 credits to be given to a slave twilek depending on who she chose had the correct answer. Romi won out with the idea of staying a slave for simplicity in living concepts. Maalraas then, surprising Romi, paid up his end to the twilek for losing the gamble. Even though they disagreed with "how slaves should be freed," Romi was curious as to what this man was about and received a one-use holocom to contact him at a later date. -- A mysterious woman in white was rumored to have potential in the skill of cryokinetics and Maalraas picked up on her scent posting a job at the bastion without saying his identity to gain some backup in order to attempt to kidnap the woman that he needed to complete his mission. Rizman picked up to the job for some extra credits on the side while under his imperial alias! The Sith hired Rizman and brought along a newfound friend named Romi who decided to help Valla with his task. They ambushed the woman in white alongside another woman named Tamika that were travelling together in an attempt to deliver medical supplies to a nearby refugee camp. The woman in white made a deal with the Sith Knight, she would go with him and see what he was asking of her if he helped her deliever the package. He agreed. Shortly later the group unluckily got cornered by a hungry rancor. During the chaos the woman in white ran leaving the group to deal with the beast. They managed to ward it away to find easier prey and then split their ways after helping fully deliver the package. The Sith could find no trace of the woman in white and went to go continue his search elsewhere. -- The Sith Knight and the chiss named Romi retreated back to Maalraas' base on the outer rim to a planet that had an influx of a force sensitive reptilian species called tempestro. Maalraas had spent much time personally guiding and teaching the originally peaceful native species the way of the darkside. The two sat down and the Knight seemed to trust the chiss - sharing much of his past and what he cherishes most. Unknowing to the both of them the Dark Lord of the Sith lurked in the background eavesdropping having found his previous apprentices base long before. The Lord had no plans on intervening until his previous apprentice had admitted to after gaining the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith after having defeated the Dark Lord, he would join the CommonWealth to go live in peace and leave the Sith to rot. The Lord had expected Maalraas to betray him but not the Sith. He had spent much time cultivating the boy. A pity. He sentenced him to death for treason and gave him an opportunity as per Sith culture to survive through a trial of combat. The Knight used all of his resources and had the Lord overwhelmed for a short period of time with the help of the chiss and his tempestro clan. The Lord's underlying rage trumped the Knight's anger in the long run and the Lord ultimately trampled the ones who stood in the Empires way. Admitting defeat Maalraas waited for death - however right before Darth Chadwick was about to deliver the final blow he was stopped by his wife, Darth Vixxen who had decided to stalk him to get a one up over an unsightly dinner argument. He begrudgingly let the both the traitors live as a slave under the care of the dangerous woman and now seeks to punish Maalraas for his crimes one way or another. Viewing the Knight now as a true rival, he leaves to hunt down the one that Maalraas loves and cherishes the most. His mother. -- Eva was approached by an individual that she did not recognize who claimed that they had information on the Empire for the CommonWealth. Eva took this individuals information, who's identity after the fact was ensured by the Master to remain secret. She learned of the Empires plot to kidnap the woman in white. She learned of Romi's involvement in the attempted kidnapping as well as the name "Maalraas" However, she did not know that this new surfaced Sith was indeed Anoon Valla. She made an agreement with the individual therefore managing to place a spy effectively within the Empire. His job would be dangerous but would greatly benefit the CommonWealth and Eva took many precautious to ensure that his connection to the CommonWealth would be hidden. -- Eva managed to sneak her way into an undercover operation for a search and retrieve mission that she had managed to encrypt by chance. The report was suspicious - an archeologist team accompanied by an Imperial Officer had apparently discovered something but when they called for pickup the line was cut. Under the alias Lizzie Norman Eva met a woman named Linu. She was young and seemed like a good kid at heart. Originally only one was suppose to scout ahead but Eva managed to persuade her way into the operation. They spoke a little bit about each other before exploring the dangerous ruin until they came across two of the researchers that had been trapped under a cave in. Their chance of survival was low. One seemed to be a Force sensitive of some sort - however not very powerful and the other was revealed to be the Imperial Officer. The two discovered through a brief questioning that the artifact they had discovered was buried beside them under the rubble. Eva was not prepared for a lengthy infiltration mission and decided to drop her cover. Hearing Lin say that she valued both of their lives Eva respected it and while lifting the rubble she meditated and projected a healing aura to stabilize both of the imperials wounds to stop them from bleeding out. The Force user at this time was already unconscious and the Imperial officer changed the mission upon the realization that Eva was a Jedi. The artifact that was found was a simple mask that could block the physical Force. The Imperial Officer ordered the agent to place it on the focused Jedi to crush them all in the name of the Empire, while she herself was ordered to run and to gather a team to retrieve the mask after. Instead the agent decided to help Eva and she was able to safely dispose of the danger. The Imperial Officer seeing that Lin had betrayed a direct order stated that he would have her hunted for turn-coat. In return Eva told the woman that if she wanted she would cease clotting his wounds. Lin decided that, that was best for her personal safety. Eva finished stabilizing the Force user and after detaining him gave her contact information to Lin. She on a gut feeling decided to leave the mask in her care and staged a fake theft to throw off her Commanding Officer in hopes that she may have yet gained another potential contact within the Empire. -- Lord Maalraas summoned his apprentice to Dromund Kass for training. Upon his arrival the apprentice named Tamika greeted her Master. Lord Maalraas brought her over to two convicted heretics. One was a loyal Tempestro soldier who failed an important mission. The other was a human slave who stole from a cherished holy area of the Tempestro cult. In order to teach Tamika equivalent exchange to understand the Force ability dark healing, he instructed to his apprentice that only one of the two could be saved. He then took a ceremonial blade and cut both of their chests fatally, in an attempt to force the apprentice to use one's life force to save the other , but instead she used the surrounding plant life as a power source - withering it away to heal both the heretics. Lord Maalraas was very clear with his orders and said "One must be punished." So he presented her an ultimatum. She must choose who lives or both die. Tamika chose to save the slave. Still, the apprentice disobeyed the Lords direct orders and there had to be consequence. He killed them both to teach her this lesson. After succeeding with the basics of healing Lord Maalraas took the apprentices new festering rage and taught her the power of the darkside through teaching her to manifest Force lightning. Tamika has just begun to taste power but will she ultimately be able to overcome her mercy and weakness? -- It finally came time to prepare for Lava's surgery. Located at Caldorn Hospital on Manaan, Doctor Xan Dar and Althevalia Shalluat tag teamed a difficult procedure in an attempt to use their skills with shatterpoint to do their best to undo the alchemic manipulation that was done by the Sith to the girl. Their proficiency in the medical arts and experience as healers were tested but between their teamwork they managed to almost completely reverse the process back to the natural state to end Lava's constant pain that she was enduring. During the surgery somehow Lava's sister had gotten wind of it and decided to observe. After seeing the surgery was completed Romi tried to leave but Eva called for her to stop which prompted Knight Dar to shut down the elevator. Eva thoroughly questioned the girl about the attempted kidnapping against "Axon" the woman and white and the reasonings behind it. She also discovered that one of her medical interns, Tamika was there on the scene was a witness and was therefore asked to stay on Manaan until the investigation was over. After disarming her and obtaining a holocommunicator that directly contacts Valla, which she may or may not actually damaged and is having Xan fix in the mean time... Romi now waits in isolation to be questioned by the Grand Master who will ultimately decide the girls fate. -- Eva had just returned to the CommonWealth headquarters when she ran into one of the investigators that helped her solve Officer Fae's murder. Through some discussion Eva learned that Yabbis had recently suffered from memory loss after visiting a planet on the outer rim host to the Tempestro species. Eva could not determine why but after finding out about the unique culture she was fascinated and needed to meet the peaceful race for herself! She took the Padawan Lava Zomby along with her for some cultural field experience. Surprised, she saw the man she had been hunting - Maalraas preaching to the small clan in an attempt to convert them to his own cause. Eva, Yabbis and Lava observed for a little bit and eventually stepped in. However their diplomatic efforts had failed due to the amount of time that the Sith Lord had with them. She managed to question the Sith and find out much valuable information - her CCTV recorder in her CommonWealth Armor suit recorded the whole exchange of his rather willing interrogation. She kept this piece of evidence secret - for it showed him undermining his superiors. After the CommonWealth managed to knock out the Tempestro allies, to Eva's surprise even in the heat of the moment. Violence and anger heavy in the air Lava stopped and offered a chance to surrender to be arrested peacefully. Maalraas saw his situation clearly and surrendered. However even after Eva healed the wounded the CommonWealth was shunned by the race - asked to never return. Maalraas awaits the Grand Masters questioning in the CommonWeath's maximum security security cells on their flagship. -- Eva brought her Padawans Yusanis and Pup together with her alongside Lava for a small lesson on the code as an introduction for the new Jedi Padawan Pup. On their way they stumbled upon a well spoken Jedi Initiate named Melidonna. When they all arrived together at the Meditation guardians, her Padawan Pup discovered a skeleton with a crude branch sticking out of it. Eva gasped, how absurd! In the heart of the CommonWealth Temple? Eva left Yusanis in charge, being the senior Padawan and told them to look for evidence on what had happened while Eva reported what had happened and ran off to check the CCTV's and lock down the Academy. It was discovered that a Jedi Padawan had walked into the meditation gardens with some sort of seed.. but never left - anyone else that had walked into the gardens also did not leave. When the group got too close to the center tree it exploded with force energy revealing a multitude of victims, however it remained docile. It was only until direct contact with the force was made that it lashed out and attacked. When Eva managed to return - the padawans were evacuated and the room was sealed off from the public and the lockdown was lifted. The investigation got put on standby until the Jedi Knights of the Order could take a more prepared, cautious investigative look. -- After interrogating the chiss sister of Lava, Romi, Noorha had learned all about Maalraas, his cult, and how he was filling it with freed slaves and others he claimed to have liberated and given freedom. Pairing that with the information that Master Eva had given her, along with Maalraas’s long list of crimes, Noorha brought along the newly appointed Master and member of the Council, Zach Shalluat, for an interrogation. At first, Maalraas was open with the questioning. He confirmed that he had formerly been a Sith under the tutelage of Darth Chad, but that he had left when his old master had betrayed him. It was then that the force called to him and told him of her plan and that he was chosen to lead it. Maalraas dodged questions about this plan, so Noorha decided to switch topics to his teaching, more specifically, what apprentices he might be teaching. Maalraas resisted. Master Shalluat attempted to intimidate the cult leader, but failed. Hating to resort to this method but needing the information to confirm her suspicions, Noorha used the force to mind probe Maalraas and forcing him to give up the name of his apprentice, Tamika. Noorha recognized the name immediately but remained passive as she directed questioning back towards the cult and it’s plan. Still refusing to give details, Master Shalluat went for a more straightforward approach, directly asking Maalraas about the innocents he had been sacrificing in the name of this force and her plan. Maalraas, interested more in preaching than giving information, dodged giving a straight answer and instead proclaimed his army was for the force and her plan and that there would no longer be dark and light, only what is and what isn’t. Not wanting to waste anymore time, especially when she knew who the double-crosser now was, Noorha took out a syringe carrying a tracker and plunged it into Maalraas’s thigh. She then nodded to Zach, who used his new found ability Flash Burn to wipe Maalraas’s memory of his captivity and interrogation. Maalraas was then set free, none the wiser to the tracker in his leg or the information he had given up. -- Another day, another interrogation. When Noorha got a look at Darth Chad, she was stunned to find out that Chad and Aleksander, Maelri’s ex-husband turned sith, were one and the same. That was enough to raise her hackles, but the long list of crimes that belonged to Chad had nearly put her over the edge. Fuming, she called in Master and Knight Shalluat, the newlyweds perhaps not thinking that an interrogation would be coming so soon since their wedding but needed nonetheless. As the three entered the containment area, Doc waited outside, just in case further assistance was needed with a truth serum, should Chads will prove too strong for Noorha to handle. The interrogation began with Zach and Noorha asking who Darth Vulkan was. He was the one who had brought down Chad in the first place. It was essential that the Jedi know the secret identity of this man. Noorha was tired of playing catch up. For once, she wanted to be ahead. Darth Chad resisted, doing his best to answer the question without giving up the name, but Noorha wasn’t settling for that. She pressed harder and Chad’s defenses crumbled, giving up Darth Vulkan’s true identity as Zeddicus Arrowood. Noorha was disappointed by the news but she was no longer surprised. She shelved that information for later and allowed Maelri to take over the questioning. Maelri started things off with a solid punch to Chad’s jaw and then demanded information on why Chad had kidnapped her, taken her blood, and why her bloodline mattered. Chad countered that it did not matter anymore. Further questioning didn’t reveal much more, so Zach listed off Chad’s crimes. Doc was tasked with making sure Chad made it to the transport on the way to an isolated location where Chad’s execution was to take place. -- **THE GREAT ESCAPE** After a fury filled interrogation, Grand Master Noorha turned to Doc and ordered Darth Chad be removed from the Interrogation room and escorted under arrest to an undisclosed location known only to the Jedi Masters and Doc for his execution. Having suffered phyiscal harm at the hands of his ex, Mae, Chad sat bound, broken, and defeated awaiting certain death at the end of this trip. Doc had just secured the prisoner and the cell he was in and was making a round in the cargo bay when Sith Lord Reyael appeared as if from thin air and attempted to rescue Chad. In what felt like an eternity, the Sith struggled to fend off Doc and get free from any restraints, but Doc was having no part of it. His powers of Cryomancy had grown more powerful and after doing damage with a flurry of icicles and an unexpected blizzard, Doc continued to use ice reinforcing the cuffs on Chad and freezing his boots to the floor. Crates were thrown, a bellowing shout landed its mark, and in the end, Rey used a force power of suggestion to creep into Doc's mind and distracted him with an utterly terrifying nightmare. The spelled dropped mere seconds before the two passed through the wall and escaped. Though he had fought valiantly, and the security cameras could corroborate his story, ultimately, Chad's escape was successful and Doc had to return to the CommonWealth and explain what happened. -- To the 'root' of the problem! Eva continued the investigation in the meditation gardens. Knowing of her brothers wife's talent in investigation she specifically contacted Knight Maelri Shalluat to aid her. Whatever the creature that lurked in the meditation gardens was, Eva wanted to come to a solution that avoided potential danger and violence. The two of them waited and watched, debated solutions for a long while until a whiff of brilliance overtook the young Jedi Knight. Maelri used her skill and affinity with animals to dig a pathway to the catalyst of the tree- the seed. Eva not wanting to risk the life of her brothers wife went in alone to remove it while the Jedi Knight stood guard and waited just in case something horrible happened. It did. Eva accidently disturbed the creature before she could remove the catalyst and a struggle broke out. Finally after some struggle the seed was removed and the creature withered and died - leaving Eva's clean up crew with a lot of work. Maleri rescued her sister in law from the collapsed tunnel that happened after she removed the catalyst and then they two of them made their way to the medical bay to get examined. When the tree came in contact with a force user it drew their ability to use the Force away. The seed was transferred to the CommonWealth Artifact Archives for further study. -- Maalraas was preaching to his followers on dromund kass His apprentice Tamika came to warn him that one of the sisters romi went to the jedi. He had said he already knew this as he had contact with her before. Since he had neglected to teach her of his truth she asked him an insulting question. She asked him if Darth Vixxen was the lady he had been speaking of so he stood before her and said "to us the force is a goddess she has given us life and power and in return we do her bidding their is no dark no light no right nor wrong only what is and what isn't only what is true or what is false". After she understood that they were the messengers of the force's will Maalraas tasked her with finding more force user candidates which he called the chosen. After she received her mission she confessed she did not know how to use a lightsaber saber so to get her started he taught her the basics of the Ataru Form. He let her attack him without fighting back she got the hang of the basics but only time will tell if she can truly master it and make it her own before her first battle. -- Meeting at the Commonwealths Alderaan Stronghold. Master Noorha and Kid'riuku began their training session. Noorha, having brought along he pet Nexu Cat, Anasi, she had Kid'riuku practice Animal Bond with her, trying to decipher which of her favorite toys she wanted. After some time Kid'riuku managed to bond enough with the Cat to determine it wanted to play with it's Wampa toy. Pleased with Kid's results, Noorha was prepared to end the daily training session early, when she received a message on her commlink. The message stated there was a stranded Merchant, lost with in the near by cave system. Naturally Noorha leaped into action, bringing her Padawan along with her. Once inside the cave system, they came across an exhausted and injured Trandoshan. Kid'riuku immediately became enraged at the sight of the merchant, having memories of being hunted and captured by Trandoshans on Kashyyyk. Master Noorha, sensing her Padawan's temper, talked Kid'riuku down from his rage enough for him to lend the Trandoshan a hand in escaping the caves. Though as they were nearing the exit of the cave, an Albino Wyyyshockk crawled it's way down the side of the cave, and blocked their escape. While he was torn, between running and fighting, he felt like this was as good of a time as any to truly test his new ability. He gazed into the eyes of the now attacking Wyyyshokk, with a calming tone, he re assured the beast that they were not there to cause it harm. The calming tone, and the fact that Kid spoke to it, caused the Wyyyshokk to drop it's guard and observe the trio more, rather then attacking. Seeing the opening, Master Noorha suggested that they take the opportunity to run while the beast was confused. Once outside, the Trandoshan merchant expressed his gratitude for the rescue, and pledge a life debt to Kid'riuku in return for saving his life. -- STORMDRAGON SURPRISE ------------------------------------------- Waiting all day, keeping this quiet, was nearly impossible. Tirvi was running through so many emotions- fear, aprehension, joy, awe, it was hard to keep everything straight. The only thing she was sure of is that she needed to share this with her husband. The idea with the cider had come as soon as Tirvi had stepped onto their estate. Teresa wasted no time in retrieving a forgotten bottle from the cellar and setting it on ice so that it was ready. Even though Tirvi had only gotten home about 30 minutes before Dracazian, it was the longest 30 minutes of her life. After their typical greeting and a quick kiss, the pair settled down for dinner and the cider was brought out. There was nothing wrong with cider, but it was tradition by now for the Stormdragons to share a bottle of Tarisian white with dinner. Drac noticed almost instantly from the taste of the cider that something was not normal since a glass of Tarisian white wine was their usual with dinner. Concerned that Tirvi might be under the weather, he inquired about the cider and was told, "I won't be drinking for some time yet". As the wheels started turning in his head, she could not contain herself anymore. Still apprehensive about his response, she simply went for it and told him, "I'm pregnant. I found out today." Instantly, Drac realized he and Tirvi were quite lit after the reception at the Shalluat wedding and apparently there was a fair bit of excitement that spurred on a marathon night, thus resulting in the news. He lept from his chair at the dining room table and rushed to her side, kneeling in front of her chair. Tirvi was nervous. She still wasn't sure how Dracazian would take the news. They had decided before they had gotten married nearly 4 years ago that neither of them wanted kids, and now it would seem they would be eating their words. Rather than get upset, Dracazian's reaction was the opposite. He craddled her, kissed her, wiped away her tears, and told her how much he loved her and that there was no one else in all of the galaxy that he would rather have a kid with. Tirvi teased him back, doing her best to make the situation light. After hearing he would be a father, and fainting in true "good news" style, the shock wore off and Drac picked himself up off the floor. In the end, it was agreed that both of them were ecstatic with the news that they would soon be parents. Completely forgetting about their dinner, the pair retreated to their library with the intent to start making lists of baby names as their little family started to grow. -- Lava, still not knowing what she could do to give herself value to the CommonWealth, was trying different things since the rescue of Master Eva. Failing many of those things, after a few months of trying to grow Pineapple's, she gave up on that as she found out (with Branna's help) that she was actually growing "healing herbs" instead. So, watching other Jedi and the reasons that they were setting out on missions, Lava investigates a little finding out that many of those missions include diplomacy of sorts. So she did a little research into that. She found out that it took experience to obtain a good understanding and usage of the ability. Hearing stories of other people's travels on other planets, Lava began to become anxious to explore more than the surround mountains and forests of Alderaan. So she decided to go see the bird people on Rishi that Romi told her about. And that this could help her in her ability to socialize better and perhaps even gain some experience with diplomacy. She looked around Raider's Cove a bit after landing Romi's craft and simply observed the people roaming about doing business things and other things that would normally be illegal on other planets. She would have interupted those things if they weren't so numerous and accepted. So she let them go and continued roaming about. She eventually found a place called Blaster Path's Cantina. She figured that she would try some of their more esquizit food as well as pick up some food supplies to roam outside the city in search of the Rishii bird people. However, she never got the chance. As she was asking other patrons of the Blaster Path's Cantina about these Rishii bird people, she was drawn up on the dance stage by one of the dancing ladies. Suddenly, a green twilek that played an instrument next to the dancer bent over and quickly died. "This wasn't normal," Lava thought and she tried to quickly figure out what happened. After some time and recollection, she deduced that the twilek was poisoned and that the female human dancer was the last to touch him. Finding the dancer on the other stage, she simply waited for her to get down so Lave could ask her questions. Lava's idea was almost flawless. Lava, once the lady got down off the dance stage, offered her a drink and tried casual talk. When the lady reached for the drink, Lava looked at her hand and seen a needle sticking out of her wrist area. She immediately subdued this lady with difficulty of her damn droids trying to aggravate Lava. And with help of another Rattataki person, they were able to keep the lady subdued. While on Romi's ship enroute back to the CommonWealth's homeworld, Lava searches this lady's person for the needle figuring that she may need it to prove that she was guilty. She found the needle and put it into a container, but while doing so, she unknowingly contaminated the evidence as she didn't wear gloves while holding on to it (and luckily didn't get poisoned herself). Audréy fae was later released for lack of evidence. No dead body and contaminated evidence both played into her claim of being innocent and possibly set-up. Lava still has yet to meet bird people. So she sets back out to Rishi. -- Skytan was sitting in the Slippery Slopes cantina on Nar Shaddaa drinking and keeping to himself, when a gorgeous Chiss in a beautiful white dress walks into the bar. The Chiss walked up to the bartender and ordered a drink as Skytan called out to the bartender put her drink on my tab, the Chiss smiled and walked over to her Twi’lek friend. Skytan stands up walks over to the bar drops his empty glass picks up a new one and proceeded to walk towards the Chiss . She introduces herself as Romi and Skytan introduces himself and the two seemed to hit it off and they started flirting with each other Romi manages to pickpocket a datapad off of Skytan, she then introduces her friend as Jandril who was going to get a private room for the 3 of them. As Romi goes to the stage to serenade the patrons with her voice of a blue angel she thinks she heard Skytan whisper something but couldn’t figure out what It was, Skytan whispered to his other self “no we aren’t going to attack her here”. Jandril came back and said our room was ready. So we walk to the room and Jandril cuffs Romi on the bed has she walked over to Skytan and with the cuffs, Skytan says thanks for doing my job for me and whips out his cannon and instructs is helper droid to carbonize Romi, but she was able to resist the attack and was able to break free and jolted out of the bar trying a to dodge blaster fire and grenades. Romi managed to escape but her beautiful white dress has just been shredded. She was able to determine the datapad she pickpocted from Skytan was a bounty for Lord Starshifter. Skytan sees the guards man run to the stairs up to him he attaches a line to the balcony and forward rappels down to the ground cuts the line and proceeds out of the bar, as he is running from the scene he flips the bartender a credit chip for the drinks and damages. -- Lava goes back to Rishi in hopes of having better luck at finding the bird people this go around. She eventually went to the Blaster Path Cantina after looking around a bit. She was going to supply herself with additional foods and water. But before she could do so, she sees Audrey Fae talking with a patron at the bar. Lava begins to wonder about the woman that seemed to 'play' with the realities of her situations. She began to think more about her and started to like the idea of her when Lava suddenly notices that Fae is looking directly at her cringing. Lava looks away child-like thinking that she might not have seen her. But it turned out that Audrey did see her. They talked a bit. Audrey even showed Lava a bird person. But the bird person was about business it seemed. But for 5 credits, the bird person did tell her where to find more bird people, so she was happy and content over the ordeal. Then, Audrey asked Lava to check out her gloves. Lava cautiously let her, but had to hold her drink while she did. After handing the gloves back to Lava, Audrey quickly got Lava's fingerprints from the glass when Lava wasn't looking. They had more talk between them. And the talk helped Lava a bit in regards to Lava focusing her abilities of a warrior instead of trying other things to find being useful to the CommonWealth. The lady was crude in her mannerism's of calling Lava a brute and simple minded. But Lava, looking past that, decided she liked her afterall. -- Lord Maalraas continued his pilgrimage on Voss. At the very last stop he came upon the shrine of self-worth. The very last trial he needed to face. After meditating by the alter the Sith was given a vision where he needed to overcome his want for acceptance, Romi, The CommonWealth - his self pity in the face of his rival, Darth Chadwick and the courage to face the trials that would soon pass his way, Darth Vixxen. After facing these obstacles within his mind he realized who he was and what he wanted to be. How to grasp power on his own and how to forge his own path to victory. With a new sense of self worth Anoon completed the trial and went back to the Sith Order to continue to walk down his path of power and glory. -- Darth Chadwick was meditating a little away from the hidden Sith temple on Yavin. he was interrupted by Lord Valla's apprentice- Tamika. Despite the apprentice belonging to his enemies, at heart he was a teacher - and no matter her master he felt it was his duty to guide the young within the Sith. He tested her abilities and was rather impressed to see her creative and deductive mind. After teaching her some dangerous abilities - at the expense of another the apprentice wanted to truly test her abilities against the Sith Lord and the two fought, she surprisingly managed to injure the Sith Master before he took her down viciously. It was then that the two realized that they were being spied on. A little blue pickpocket tried to hide from the two with no success. The Apprentice had bee ordered to capture the chiss, Romi and Darth Chadwick saw no reason to stop her assaults. The Sith Master healed the apprentice at the expense of himself to give her an equal chance against the pickpocket - which Chadwick sensed had grown since the last time they had met. Darth Chadwick gave the Chiss an ultimatum. He would let her go if she managed to defeat the Sith apprentice. But if she tried to run... he would cut her down himself. Romi managed to defeat the apprentice after a long heated duel. Darth Chadwick rose to his feet and attacked her after - he owed Valla a favor which despised him greatly and he had no intention of letting the Sith traitor just walk away. With an amazing bout of luck the Sith Lord was crippled due to previous injuries during their battle and Romi managed to escape with her life. -- Lava and Maalraas - A War Waiting to Happen! With Lava feeling as though the CommonWealth base and homeworld restricting, she travels around experiencing the world first hand to gain better insight an knowledge of her teachings. At the end of her travels at Rishi, she decides to stop at the Slippery Slopes Cantina as a last spot before heading back to the CommonWealth. While watching the holodancer and drinking her water, she sees Maalraas enter. She immediately wants to attack him and finish the rivalry between them, but she becomes aware that he was releasing his followers into the world. Not knowing what to do at this point, she simply sat back down continuing to watch the holodancer and drinking her water. Maalraas sees her, but purposefully struts closer and eventually sits next to her playing arrogant as to who she was. This infuriated Lava at his ploy. Lava almost attacks him, but then Branna sits next to Maalraas and acts friendly with him. Words were said between Branna and Maalraas and a deal was struck between the two. Branna was to meet a Darth Vulkan in return for a future favor for Lord Maalraas. Lava then felt the full betrayel. The beast began to rise in her, but she knew if she released the beast, nothing good would have come of it. She quickly changed from growing angry to an emotionless and lost person. She dropped her saber in front of the other two. She was finished with all this nonsense. She couldn't take it anymore. Lava gave up and walked away. But Branna interjected and cut Lava off before she could leave. Maalraas picked up Lava's saber and quickly told Branna to leave her. Branna however, managed to whisper in Lava's ear without Maalraas hearing her before she walked away. "She was learning from this Darth Vulkan, that he was different than the other Sith, and perhaps a unity between the Sith and the CommonWealth could happen." This snapped Lava out of the numbing thinking she had, but she still felt betrayed. She didn't move. Maalraas then holds the lightsaber in front of Lava and demands Lava to attack him. Giving no indication of a change in emotion, she ignores him and begins to walk away again. But Maalraas, for his own reasons, gives her no other choice but to defend herself. Lava force pulls her saber back from him, but doesn't ignite it. "I have already been Sith. I already been CommonWealth Jedi. I have seen a Jedi Knight. And I find that not any of them are right in their causes. I will walk from this bar. I will find my own path. And I will find out myself without another's influence to my future. If you want to kill me, then try. But you will not influence my decisions." Lava lowers her head forward, ignites her saber, and stands in her Shii-Cho form. A tear escapes her eye, "I will find my own way." Lava defends herself from Lord Maalraas and made her escape with a distraction from Branna to aid her. -- Bored Romi Romi decided to take a break from learning her lessons that derived from Doc. So she was at the cantina on Alderman and overheard some people talking about some weird stuff on Yavin 4. It sounded like rumors to Romi for the most part, but she needed the break and decided to check it out. She walked around on Yavin 4 checking out the forests and mountains when she ran into Darth Chad teaching something to Tamika. They weren't talking and totally missed seeing Romi before she ducked behind cover. Romi then witnessed one of most evil things that she seen in her entire life. She watched a woman get her life force sucked out of her. The image of the woman was young going to old in a matter of seconds and watching her die. Then had watch as Tamika became all excited about pulling off such a feat. Romi couldn't do anything about it, but decided to hang a while longer to find out more. She watch Chad and Tamika spar. And it seemed since the last run-in with this Chad person, that he was weaker in his abilities as the fighting/sparring continued. She didn't think she could take on either of them and continued to hide herself while watching. At the close of their sparring, they suddenly spotted her. Chad gave her the ultimatum. "Run and die, or fight Tamika and live." Seeing that she didn't have much choice in the matter, she had to fight. She defeated Tamika after a long fight of defensive maneuvers, but Chad went against his word and chose to fight Romi as well. Luckily, Chad's duel with Tamika already weakened him, or perhaps he was still weakened from a different fight. Either way, Romi felt she got lucky and defeated Chad even though she suffered a painful lightsaber cut on her left arm. But before she could put the cuffs on him, a sniper shot landed in front of Romi. She chose to run away to live another day as she was in no condition herself to fight more. -- Lava, not fully aware of what was happening with Branna, sent a message to Master Noorha to let her know what happened. Figuring that Master Noorha would make the best decision about that issue, she set off to the Blaster Path Cantina located on Rishi. From there, she overheard information about Jawa's, their habits of collecing things, and a broken down Jawa transport located out in the Dune Seas of Tatooine. She went to go check it out. After some investigation, Lava found a way to get to it. A balloon floating from one destination to another passed by it. This would allow her to jump to it and she could check it out. She arranged a speeder for pickup when she called for it when she would be done checking it out. So she jumped onto the platform. Suddenly, Anoon jumps onto it as well. Lava wanted to immediately tear him apart, but as rikety as the platform was, she thought better of it. Both of them stood on the platform, but neither dared to move swiftly in fear of it braking apart. Anoon began to meditate, but Lava wasn't going to allow him that and purposefully tried to aggravate him. But, in the end, all she did was get herself worked up. Once they got to the destination, they then fought over the datacrons that were barely visible amongst the wreckage of the Jawa transport. Lava almost made off with both of them, but fumbled one of them from her transport as it began to speed back up. -- **Eating for Two** Drac was running just a bit behind as he slid sideways into a parking spot and rushed inside to find his wife who was due for her checkup about her pregnancy. As he blew through the doors and came to the elevator, there she stood, arms crossed and toe tapping. He quickly remembered that *look* she had when he was 'this close' to screwing up the moment. The elevator ride down to the OBGYN felt like it took forever, but within moments, they stepped off the lift, onto the maternity floor, and found themselves being ushered into the doctor's office. Drac was terrified, and Tirvi was starving... or so she claimed. He didn't even have to ask. Remnants of her two burrito lunch still littered the front of her jacket, and truth be told, she probably could have eaten three more. Both of their nerves rising to the surface, they stepped into the exam room and waited for the doctor to approach. Dr. Stevens was a friendly guy. Not much to look at, but certainly knew his stuff. After an extensive round of questioning, and scanning, the doctor was ready to dismiss the pair when Tirvi piped up about the gender of the baby. With a smile and a nod, the doctor ran a second scan with a more focused and intense bioreading around her abdomen. What took 30 seconds for results unbearably felt like it stretched for days. Finally, the doctor turned to give them the good news. Both of them completely elated with the word from the Doctor, it was hugs, kisses, and tears as the happy couple who had been avoiding children now found themselves ready to expand their family, even by happy accident. -- The sith lords and their apprentices received a message from Darth Vulkan. There were rumors of sith ruins that have been lost and "needed new ownership". Upon arrival they noticed the temple, while in ruins, appeared to be rather whole. They arrived at the door of the temple and were greeted by two possessed sith. The spirits possessing the sith spoke in riddles testing the newcomers wisdom. They were able to pass this test and walked up the bridge where they met a large beast and a mutated man. The man was meditating off to the side and didn't bother with them. The group, began fighting against the monster. Reyael noticed a weak spot in its crystal eyes and attacked. Darth Maestys took out the other eye leaving the beast weakened. During this time, Darth Chadwick held the beast down allowing the sith an advantage against it. When Darth Maestys was dealing the final blow, the mutated man began bleeding from its mouth and the man died. The monster began speaking, claiming itself as a guardian of the temple and thanked the sith for breaking the control the man had over it. The guardian bowed to the sith before passing out giving the sith the rights to the temple. The temple would be made into an academy for the sith to train and grow in power. -- Tamika invited Romi over to apologize to her about constantly attacking saying it was part of her master’s plan. Then when he called off the hit, she wanted to apologize and ask her if there was a way that she could learn from the Jedi Masters not about joining but more about learning their power in the force. Branna said that she could talk to her masters and find out what her masters would think about the idea. Then Tamika’s master came by and she suddenly stopped talking about her plan and let her master Valla inside. She offered everyone drinks Branna ordered water she checked it for sedatives and Romi ordered something strong so Tamika gave her some Collicoid Milk which Romi just slammed down and proceeded to get dizzy and pass out she forgot to check that the sedatives were in her drink. Tamika orders the place on lock down knowing that her other ‘guest’ who she owed could come in and collect his prize. Skytan then walks into the room and he did not realize it was going to be such a party he decided to be more diplomatic instead of coming in guns blazing. Branna and Skytan discussed what to do with Romi he wanted her but offered her to come along with him to deliver his prize she refused then he decided to call up his employer ‘Gogo’ to discuss the details in the end Branna now owes Gogo a favor and Skytan said to her to call him if she ever needs. -- Both Skytan and Branna came to Gogo's "office", Skytan was immediately told to go in the back room to get his inoculation shot for the disease that Gogo put in him to ensure loyalty. From there, Gogo spoke with Branna trying to get to know her a little better. After all, she was from the CommonWealth and he didn't want to cross them. So, with great care, Gogo implied that his contracts were mostly of good nature and would like to open up possibilities for business with the CommonWealth. After the initial chat with Branna, Gogo thought of two things that she could do. She put herself in debt on Romi's behalf to help the chiss. He thought that was commendable, but business always took precedence. There were two options that he thought of. One was to get Nik'ol back into action with her contract with a little motivation. The second option was to get any and all information about this Raldani person. He hasn't really heard anything about her aside from gossips and rumors and felt as though he needed to know .. just in case. Branna took the second option and quickly dismissed herself from Gogo's presence as she was nervous/scared. Skytan returned to the scene in the middle of the negotiations with Branna. But was pretty much ignored until Branna made her way out. Gogo then gives his employee two missions. The main mission was to find out all the information about the Blaster's Bastion. Where the base of operations was, who was in charge, contacts, bounty hunter names, etc... Gogo wanted to take over the business of the Blaster's Bastion and information was the start in which to do so. Skytan's secondary objective was to make sure that Branna would follow up on her promise, to keep her motivated to getting information about Raldani. Gogo doesn't like those that don't keep their promises and always likes to keep a failsafe in play...just in case. What Gogo didn't know is that Skytan already had some run-ins and information about Raldani. And Skytan didn't tell him either. So, Skytan, always having to be Gogo's minion due to the disease that was put in him, Gogo felt confident that his plans were going to go smoothly. Now, if he could just make sure that Skytan didn't contact him during a mission.... -- Reyael thought she was crazy to accept Anoon's request to go somewhere, just the two of them. Yes, he was fun to tease, fun in the sack, and an ample source of entertainment, but to go somewhere with him? Still, she accepted anyway, curious about him and the weird tug she felt in his direction. They met at Foxy's, a brothel and cantina, known for shady people and shady practices. Reyael had been there a few times before, had been hit on and had done the hitting on when it suited her. This time, however, would be different. Reyael noticed one patron, a regular, who once had tried to have his way with her. She pointed him out to Anoon, who promptly killed the agualish with blight. This excited Reyael. She scoped out another victim, an innocent, scrawny Twi'lek. Anoon wasted no time taking care of him either. By then, the other customers were fleeing the premises. Two security guards came to apprehend the sith pair. They faced off, but the sith were too powerful. High on their success, they took over one of the occupied rooms above for their own use. Knowing they had to get rid of evidence, they took the security tapes and sabotaged the system. There was a treaty in place, after all. With that done, they returned to the Sith Academy to continue what they had started. -- Training and a Big Nono! Lava, walking around the base at Alderman's, hears voices at the training area. She decided to check it out and found Eva training "Mind Trick" to other padawans. Lava quickly learned how to do it with almost no teaching, but perhaps it was just lucky that she did it this one time. Then Eva switched to training a new form (Soresu) for combat. Lava, out of frustration of her inability to grasp its style, reaches out to grab Martin (as Martin was being successful at learning this style). Eva immediately stops the training and dismisses the class. She commanded Lava to follow her and had her scrub the floors. Meanwhile, Martin and Yusanis both watch the punishment unfold before them. This punishment was not very understanding to Lava, let alone the anger welling up inside her at the embarassment of the whole ordeal. Her jealousy getting stronger of Yusanis as Eva seemed to continue favoring him in front of her. After her punishment was over, Eva had Yusanis go speak with Lava and perhaps help her with ... things. However, Lava was confused to everything that happened, ashamed, and damaged of her pride. She wanted the day to be over. Then Yusanis lets out a whopper to Lava. "I will kill you if you ever put Eva's life in danger!" -- Doc picks up a mission to oversee the peace talks between the Republic and the Imperial and to show the CommonWealth's interest into the situation. He finds his new padawan named Romi and heads out figuring that this could be a good mission for her to go on and learn from it. On their trip to Coruscant for the peace negotiations, they were attacked by Kilran with his navy ship from the Imperials. Upon reaching the bridge to find out what was happening, Doc and Romi find out the Captain was dead. This left the crew leaderless. Ambassador Asara attempts to take command of the situation, but Doc and Romi were quick to keep her inline of tactics and morals. Fending off the invaders seeking Ambassador Asara, the due learned Kilran's intentions. Kilran gave them the option to give up Ambassador Asara or die. Romi's determination kicked in as she did not believe in killing others or giving others up to be killed or worse. Courageously, Romi and the Doc purged the ship of the invaders including a Mandalorian. Romi felt sick for a few moments in the mission as she had to kill a few of them. But she didn't dwell on those emotions and continued on. Then it came down to releasing the tractor beam that Kilran used to hold them in place. Fighting through numbers and making their way to the consoles on the Imperial ship, they ran into a Sith named Lord Voxx. Bravely, Romi and the Doc, using their abilities and fighting skills, were able to gain the advantage over the Sith and laid out the killing blow. Romi felt sad over this loss of life, even though this man was a Sith. But realizing that there was no other way, she quickly moved on from that train of thought and proceeded with the mission. Once the mission was over and the ship continued its travel to Coruscant, that was when the Doc told Romi that she passed two of her trials (Trial of Courage and Trial of Skill). Romi, not being much to dwell on things, was overjoyed at hearing the Doc's approval. -- Finding Out the Truth Lava finalyzes her plans in regards to Yusanis. She sent a message to him giving him coordinates of her now home and told him to come alone so they could talk. Feeling confident in her plan, she simply waited for him. Yusanis, clear on his intent of trying to 'mentor' Lava, did as she requested. When he arrived however, it was not what he was expecting. Lava stood before him with dark energies surrounding her more so now than ever before when Yusanis looked upon her. Lava didn't like Yusanis at all from the start. Now even less than before. She intended on showing him her Sith side, and indeed she did. "You threatened me! So let me return the favor! After I kill you, I will kill Eva as well!" (summed up) This triggered something fierce in Yusanis. Both of them fought hard using the force and their combat prowess. Rocks were thrown, trees were cut down, pillars were sent flying, etc... and in the end, Lava was the victor. Once Lava realized her victory, she lifted the debree off of Yusanis and that was when they talked. Lava revealed that she had no intent on murdering Yusanis or Master Eva by revealing that she was only using her stun saber. She only wanted to reveal more about Yusanis by saying such words even though it hurt her to say them.. She, in response, found out Yusanis's past, his guilty feelings over his murdered mother, and how he came to have this 'bond' with Eva. Lava learned the truth from Yusanis and why he was here at the CommonWealth. And this gave her a newfound respect of him. They both considered Master Eva to be the motherly figure they grew to know. "Now," Lava thought, "all I have to do is tell Master Eva all of this so she doesn't give up on me." -- The Saresh line, which had been transporting precious cargo including an artifact known as the Circle of Saresh, from one stronghold to another - But the ship suddenly lurched forward heading down towards the bogs of Taris as its engines suddenly failed. It struck the bog with heavy force, its hull splitting apart. And its smoking parts hissing as they sunk into the water. In the wake of the crash was Darth Chadwick and his apprentice Martin, who had a vision to come here and retrieve the artifact on the ship. As they approached the ship they both felt the powerful light in the artifact but upon Martin retrieving it a creature made of vines erupted from the bog and attacked the two. After an intense battle, Martin with his masters help destroyed the creature by pinning it to the ground with a spike of stone. Martin secured the artifact after the beast was destroyed the two sith spoke and while Martin was questioned by his master he managed to give half truths which kept his secrets hidden. -- Branna was successfully not seen sneaking into a currently unmarked building - Raldani's unopened cantina. About an hour later - she was once again successfully not seen sneaking out of it however there would be a blinding light blocking the CCTV's for those two short periods of time. -- Lava came back from her last mission still upset about the whole alliance between the Sith and the CommonWealth. She went to her new place of stay and meditated on the events that happened. It all came down to her losing her temper. Something that seemed to come up time and time again even though she was feeling more and more in control as time passed. She knew in her heart that she had to either do something quick about it, or leave before she would do any harm to her friends. She concluded that it was simply too risky for her friends. So she decided that she must leave until she could keep her temper in check. She didn't know where to go though and needed some guidance as to where she could go that would let her eventually gain control over her emotions. So she called Romi, told Romi of her decision, and if Romi could take her to wherever. Romi immediately said that she wanted to come with, but Lava would have nothing of it. As much as Lava wanted Romi to be around, she also knew that they both were growing yet into this world. And that Romi had a much better understanding of it. After much reluctance, Romi finally accepted Lava's decision. Romi knew the perfect place for Lava to go to. A place that Romi could visit often and no one would be the wiser. A place that no Sith would find her. A place that Lava could still live in the wild, yet close enough to civilization for Lava to learn and grow at her own pace. After collecting Lava belongings, Romi had her ship pilot its way to the destination that she had in mind. They set down outside of the city where there was a lot of cover, trees, water, animal life, etc... The girls gave each other a big hug. Both in tears, they hand-signed their special way to each other, "Sisters Forever." And Romi watched Lava disappear into the trees. As Romi departed, she knew Lava would one day find the peace that she was looking for. After all, Lava found the bird people fascinating! And she laughed. -- Upon arriving back at the Jedi Temple, the Grand Master looked everywhere for Lava. An important conversation was needed and the alliance now relied on the girls apology. What had been put together was very fragile and it was the Jedi's duty to take the higher ground. At least just for now - the greater good had to be considered. No matter how hard she searched the girl could not be found, the CCTV's showing her disappearing onto her sisters ship. A warrant was put out for her arrest- unharmed to find the zabrak and bring her to the Grand Master. -- **Darth Vixxen Sets The Stage** In an effort to send one final blow and message to the former Grand Master of the CommonWealth Jedi, Darth Vixxen set her most deadly Knight out on a quest almost 3 weeks ago to track down and kill Darth Rapid, aka Lord Victor DaMone. Victor, the recently returned father of Eva and Zach who aided in her rescue sent Vixxen off the deep end and knew with the treaty now in place, she could not touch Eva, but could force her into a Varynoth. After tracking Victor from Dromund Kaas to a remote location on Yavin 4, Lord Reyael phased through a wall into his meditation chambers, and after a few brief comments, set into motion the means for his demise. An incredible fight broke out between the two, but with the use of Deadly Sight, and a forced explosion to his lightsaber, Victor's hand was blown off only moments after his face and eyes began to melt and blister in the surprise attack. His last ditch effort to use Darkshear failed as the spear passed through Reyael's hem in the blinded assault and her downward strike across his neck sent Victor's head rolling into the waterfall's wash and down to the river than ran below. As his body faded into the Force, a holo of Victor emerged from a datacron in his pocket. Information about Victor's next of kin, title, lands, and property were all transferred to the newly titled Darth Keres. Now armed with his entire powerbase (meager, but efficient), Darth Keres returned to Dromund Kaas to inform her former Master Vixxen of the events. Vixxen, who felt the disturbance in the Force already knew... and smiled in a devilishly pleased sort of grin knowing Eva felt it too. Now, she would wait for the challenge of Varynoth to be presented through official channels bringing this rivalry once and for all to a head where the winner could walk away satisfied the other had suffered. Who would be victorious? Only time would tell.
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With the aid of the Commonwealth and a couple of Mandos, Raldani led the ragtag crew into the heart of Mek-Sha. After spending time tracking down General Lyte, the man who betrayed the Commonwealth and was working with a mysterious adversary that hindered business for the underworld, they finally found him. Their perseverance landed the former General in quite the situation. Without backup or resources, the General found himself surrounded by the powerful collection of both the Commonwealth and those who loved money. After some intimidation, he gave up and allowed himself to be arrested. Upon his capture, he was escorted to the Andromeda Ascendant by the Mandos Gal Vera and Pax'tal. Once on the ship, Raldani and Rhade's Chief Military Advisor had a little "discussion" with him once he regained conciousness. Raldani opened up with interrogation with a smile and feral charm. It didn't take long before the General met his wits end and gave up information. He explained that Bareesh the Hutt was working separate from any other Hutts with a plan to destroy the Commonwealth from within via the traitorous General. It wasn't much longer before he gave up the final clue Raldani needed. The location of Bareesh's base. However it wasn't over as General Ahtok, Rhade's advisor, stepped in to ring him of everything he knew. It was known that General Lyte had also been working with a rogue scientist named Dr. Octavious Willow. Dr Willow had run off with one of the Commonwealth's top secret projects. The project was a new power source to help push the galaxy into the next era of scientific evolution. Unfortunately, Dr. Willow ran off with the plans and the only working prototype. General Lyte was the contact Dr Willow used in his endeavors. Despite the General's reluctance to give up information, however, Lyte gave up where Dr. Willow will be next after the beat down he received. -- Doctor Octavius Willow. After some.. persuasive.. interrogations, Gaheris Rhade, Emperor of the Commonwealth, and General Ahtok finally had a location and an item desired by the doctor. This presented an opportunity that they could not let pass them by. Perhaps the doctor himself would show, if not at the very least one of his lackeys. The plan was to either acquire the item themselves and have the doctor come to them or find a way to track the item back to the doctor. The two leaders gathered some of the best the Commonwealth had to offer. Force knights, mandalorians, soldiers all going undercover as common underworld patrons and infiltrating the auction where the doctor’s prize would be. After a brief tour by the curator, the item in question was revealed- a crystal, one of immense power. There was something dark imbued deep within. It was, without a doubt, what the doctor was after, and Gaheris Rhade knew that if it were to fall into the wrong hands, it would spell devastation for the galaxy as they knew it. The auction began, the curator working through droids, ships, and even a curious little box with peeling gold letters that spelled ‘the hardwood collection - uncut’. Blending in, the Commonwealth bid, some even getting into bidding wars so as to better sell their cover. However, after a couple of hours, the real show began. The crystal was announced. The auction house was plunged into a flurry of activity as patrons hollered out bets, each voice vying to be heard over the others. Betting sticks were thrown into the air and threats tossed around as the price for the crystal rose steadily higher. The Commonwealth members kept their cool, stealthily and methodically betting at opportune times, each hoping to be the one to take home the crystal for the Emperor. Maelri, one of the force knights, was on the cusp of victory when a mysterious figure clad head to toe in black placed a bet that no one could top- not Alex with his noble wealth, not Maelri and Zach with their combined funds, not even the Emperor had the credits on hand to surmount such a number: 1,500,000 credits. Stunned, but not into defeat, Rhade and a select few casually exited the auction house after the mysterious figure. With a tracker from Gal, Alex skillfully placed a tracker on the box of the crystal. Where it went, Rhade would know. And then the Commonwealth would know where to go. -- Emperor Rhade had managed to track Doctor Octavius Willow to the planet of Quesh. According to the intelligence gathered, the mad Doctor was planning to use the Chaos Crystal to experiment with, and a weapon with a crystal so imbued with dark energy was a huge threat to the galaxy. The Emperor gathered the best the Commonwealth had to offer and headed immediately for Quesh. They were met with a blockade, which they were able to squeeze through, but their ship took some major damage. Hastily the group gathered onto the pods to sneak down to Quesh while the rest of their possy staved off the blockade and planetary forces trying to prevent them from reaching the Doctor. Once down, the group met up with some Quesh forces, the very ones who had helped Rhade gather the information they had. They had supplies waiting for them, including some massive bombs that the group had to disassemble and reassemble at their target location - the generators for the massive shield that kept the Doctor safe and sequestered away from the group's clutches. Doing so was no easy task as there were hired goons, thugs, and those loyal to the Doctor crawling around the planet's surface, made up of Hutt cartel and remnants of the imperial empire. Together, the Commonwealth group was able to defeat most of these, taking them down one by one. As they fought through, they came face to face with a Darth that went by Rhexxa. A challenge to say the least, the Commonwealth managed to defeat her and move further towards their target. As they crossed the bridge towards the shield generator, a massive experimental wardroid blocked their path, courtesy of the Doctor. The Commonwealth group took some major hits, with many needing to resort to med packs and adrenal stims to recover, but the droid was bested. Finally, target in sight, and with great teamwork, they managed to reassemble the bombs and take out the massive shield generator. Access now granted, the group head into the office of the Doctor. A secondary shield kept him safe from them… for now. Words were exchanged and, as Rhade readied the Commonwealth for attack, the Doctor fired. It was an experimental weapon, the one they had been searching for. Rhade was launched backwards, their Emperor unconscious. A sense of fury and unease overtook the group as the Doctor began proclaiming the almighty power of this weapon, how he would be able to reshape the galaxy and bring down the fall of the Commonwealth. Their Emperor was DOWN. Everyone opened fire, trying to overload the shield that cocooned the Doctor behind his desk. He fizzled and fritzed, blinking out. Unfortunately the Doctor had a personal shield on. It was no issue for Gal and Padawan Zarcron, who together managed to take out the shield, leaving the Doctor completely exposed. He fought like a man on the brink of destruction, frenzied and fierce, but Yabbis, Niles, and Randon made the final blows. The Doctor fell, but not before initializing self destruction. The entire building began to creak and shake, large cracks forming in the walls as chunks of ceiling began to fall. Tectedo grabbed onto the Emperor, hoisting the large man into his arms with relative ease as the Commonwealth group made their escape. Mission was accomplished! Or so they thought… Deep beneath the rubble, a figure was found. It was Emperor Rhade. A few lingering Hutt cartel members pulled his unconscious form out, locking him away in an imperial stronghold to await interrogation. -- Emperor Rhade called the Commonwealth and her allies to the Andromeda to give them a briefing on their next mission. A contact of his on Tatooine needed their assistance in relocating a sensitive item. Answering the call was Grand Master Althevalia Shalluat, Councilor Tectedo, Alor Gal Vera, Beviin Alor’uus Pax’tal Sho, Verd’ika Kata’kalas, Evaar’la Verd Brun Tyvark, Rizman Endever, Lee Emery, and Baptiste Le’angelle. After a drink or two to loosen up the nerves and get everyone prime and ready, the group took two small shuttles down to the surface of Tatooine, where Rhade met with the mayor, his contact. While they discussed logistics and the burgeoning situation, a small portion of the group, led by Gal Vera, made their way to an old abandoned Sandcrawler. They searched for a way inside, Kata finding a hatch on the underside of the vehicle between the treads. With a not-so-carefully placed charge, he blasted the door open nearly onto himself, but thankfully he was able to avoid taking himself out of the mission so early. The group picked through the contents, a couple coming away with some credits and a couple more with some droids that just needed a little love and attention in order to be back in prime condition. Rhade returned, instructing the Commonwealth on where they were to go next. Using some Dewbacks that he had acquired for their use, they made quick time over the dunes of sand in search of the mayor’s missing partner. Apparently, the man had an important item on his person but had missed his meeting time with the mayor. It was up to them to find this missing partner now and recover the item in question. They moved in a procession across the sands, sun beating down. Those who had cooling systems were fine, but for the majority of the group, it was an arduous journey, filled with sweat and sand and a few mumbled curses. After an hour or two of tracking, the group was ambushed by a bone thrasher. It was clear that this beast was the reason the mayor’s partner was a no-show. Together the Commonwealth and allies were able to best the beast, but there was no sign of the mayors partner. They continued to track, finding the mans abandoned belongings not too far from the bone thrashers lair. Gal scanned the belongings, which consisted of a bag and some robes for what Rhade described as a vial of water. She was able to locate it and stowed it safely in her armor. Rhade explained that this was the water of life and the key to accessing a very powerful crystal that they could hunt down on Hoth, assuming they managed to get there in time. Hustling, the group hastened their way back to their shuttle transports to the Andromeda, which took them through lightspeed to the Hoth system, much to the chagrin of many present. With special winter gear and an army of tauntauns, the Commonwealth trudged through endless plains of snow and blizzard conditions. The water of life safe in hand, Rhade tracked the crystal to the edge of a frozen mountain range where it had been lost from a Jedi cruiser years back. Exhausted from the intense travel and weather extremes, the group picked their way carefully up the mountain, Rhade using his senses to guide them until finally, finally they came across what appeared to be a peculiar shaped block of ice. Rhade took a hydro thinner procured from a base on hoth and pressed it against the ice block. The two reacted, ice melting away to reveal a compartment that clearly didn’t belong on the side of a mountain. Rhade opened it up, pulling out their target- a crystal of pristine quality. As he reached for it, a force ghost flickered to life, a hooded figure standing tall as he addressed the Commonwealth group, warning them of a coming darkness unlike anything the galaxy has ever seen before. His voice was urgent, making everyone else feel on edge. In the end, he instructed them all to meet with him on the planet Rhen Var. Who is this mysterious figure? And what is waiting for them on Rhen Var? Tune in to the next chapter to find out.
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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. -- A messenger droid arrives at the Jedi Temple to deliver news regarding a member of their order. Master Sanna met the droid at the landing pad as she was leaving and glanced over the details of the message. As she turns on the datapad, she is met with a hologram: "To Whom It May Concern, At 22:30 this evening, as his ship was entering the atmosphere above Tatooine, Jano Tarkis and members of his ship's compliment were killed when his shuttle exploded as a result of heavy blaster fire from two unidentified Sith gunships. The details surrounding the attack are still under investigation at this time. Authorities have made no arrests and have no suspects in custody. Tarkis is survived by his wife, Yesenia Fennir, and his son." The message wraps with no other details. Master Sanna immediately rushes back into the Temple to find Grand Master Eva and Emperor Rhade to share the news about Jano's death. -- Cyrest Atwood had done a lot in the past 72 hours. Upon returning to Dromund Kaas, he found that his family legacy was still very much intact. In fact, they had amassed a large amount of power in the time that he had been in carbonite. Cyrest ingrained himself immediately, picking up where he had left off all of those years ago. He gathered military contacts, supply routes, and called in favors with all of his political connections. He gathered power. His rage over the death of his son was what fueled his every move. Many thought that it was time for a power grab. With the Sith Empire in disarray, Empress Acina’s hold on her position was tenuous at best, but being Emperor was no longer what drove Cyrest Atwood. Now he hungered for revenge. With his sights set outward, Cyrest Atwood selected one of the Commonwealth’s closest outposts, a little settlement on the planet Felucia. With the military and political backing of Dromund Kaas behind him, Atwood bombarded the settlement. Homes were reduced to rubble, craters pocketing the once fertile fields and winding roads. Acres of jungle were set to torch, the soldiers of Dromund Kaas killing off the wildlife as they ran for their lives. As smoke and ash filled the air, Cyrest disembarked from his ship and personally put his lightsaber through any survivor, no matter man, woman, or child. The Commonwealth prescence on Felucia was no more. This was the start of Atwood’s vengeance. The prize he truly wanted? Commonwealth’s Emperor Rhade’s head on a silver platter. Still brimming with bloodlust and anger, Cyrest held on to the last image he had of his son as the boy foolishly attempted to face down an Emperor and his Jedi. Bristling, Cyrest returned to his ship and set course for the next Commonwealth outpost he could find. There would be nowhere to run, nowhere to hide. Fire would rain from the sky before Cyrest Atwood stopped. The hunt was on. -- Deadbooking The Darths: Master Eva found herself nervously approaching the entrance to the Blaster's Bastion. Praying she would not be recognized, she made her way from the taxi to the door, only to be met by the proprietor. Captain Dracazian Stormdragon, a recent acquaintance who helped clear the record of her newest Padawan Maelri Tessar. Drac, discovering Eva was there to meet with the Bounty Broker, he invited her in, gave her a quick tour before heading downstairs. Terrus was waiting behind his counter as always when Drac and Eva approached. After a little mystery and some conversation, Eva called out her intentions as she anonymously placed a bounty on the heads of Darth Drac'Nox and Darth Carnificina. Secrecy was key as the other Jedi could not know she was even in the building, let alone at her breaking point with the Sith and ordering them to be executed. The message, heavily encrypted was sent to Akaa at his compound. Once received, Akaa sent a 2 second holocall to Drac only muttering the word "Done". This meant the job was accepted, and in 72 hours, or less, an entire band of Mandalorians would be tracking down these Darths, and attempting to put them on ice... permanently. Meanwhile, as Akaa made his preparations, he got word from one of his scouts that Nox was on the move with a ship full of Accolytes and other Sith Lords as they boarded a small class cruiser and set their eyes on the CommonWealth Jedi Temple and home world. The Jedi of the CommonWealth were about to be overrun, and only the Mandalorians could prevent an all out execution of younglings, padawans, and their masters. Akaa immediately contacted Rhade and gave him advanced warning of the arrival of the Sith. All out war was imminent... and the cost of survival would be high. -- Death for Dishonor: At the Blaster's Path Cantina on Rish, Darth Carnificina and the "Hangman", Strannix, met up at the bar to discuss matters of a personal nature. Strannix made sure that Darth Carnifina knew she was living on borrowed time, and when it was up, he would be there to escort her out of this world. He handed her an hourglass, likely knowing she only really had an hour left to live. Meanwhile, across the same bar on Rishi, Zaria and Gal, both soldiers of Clan Gra'tua were wrapping up business with a local trade route for the Mandos when the alert came in from the Enclave stating there was a fresh bounty out for Drac'Nox and Carnificina. As soon as the image uploaded into facial recognition, Gal, the younger of the two began testing it in the bar. In a twist of fate, Darth Carnificina was at the other end of the cantina at the opposite bar. The two approached her, scanning her to confirm her identity. Before they could move in, Strannix left Carnificina with final words about fulfilling his promise upon her death, and left the cantina. Zaria stepped up, held out stun cuffs, and offered to bring the darth in for justice's sake, but this dark lady was having none of it. In true darkside fashion, Carnificina unleashed lightning into Zaria's chest and brought a huge chandelier down on Gal. The fighting grew more intense as the power of the Force and Mandalorian technology collided. It was a battle of wills, and with two on one, it was an uphill batter for the Darth. Finally after several failed escape attempts, and a killing blow from a blaster bolt fired by Gal Vera, the Darth's body fell to the floor and bled out. Her remains were frozen in carbonite as proof the bounty was successfully completed and funds could be claimed for the first of two known targets. Zaria contacted Akaa and told him, "She's in the bag. He is still out there somewhere." Meanwhile, at the spaceport on Drommund Kaas, Cyrest Atwood was meeting with Drac'Nox in the darth's personal hanger as Sith lords and their Apprentices were being loaded into the battle cruiser. Drac'Nox and Cyrest met previously in secret after his escape to the Imperial homeworld, and spent days in the throne room of the academy working out the details surrounding the all out invasion of the CommonWealth's Jedi temple. It was no secret there was bad blood between Nox and Eva, and it was time to end this conflict once and for all starting with the extermination of the remaining Jedi of the CommonWealth. As their plans began to take shape, an urgent call came through for Darth Drac'Nox informing him of a potential threat by the Mandalorians, but unphased by the news, Nox proceeded as scheduled. Cyrest was out for blood... and Nox wanted to serve it to him on a silvery Sith platter. -- A mysterious discovery. The Grand Master was contacted privately by Sivo Snowpaw of Snowpaw acquisitions after the discovery of a strange crystal source that seemed to have some unknown properties. A Jedi knight had accidently touched this crystal formation and the individual was left temporarily stripped of the Force, being completely cut off from its call. Eva, an expert on artifacts of the Force was asked to observe and study this dangerous formation but she could not gather the strength to near the large and what seemed like alive - crystal. A couple students of hers stumbled upon the investigation and in the midst of so many Force sensitives nearby the crystal overloaded and reacted and drew the Force energy from the Force sensitive students and Masters. It went haywire and one of the crystals attracted straight to Eva, shooting out at her at an incredible speed as if drawn by an invisible connection - however the non-Force sensitive Sivo stood between the Master and the crystal formation and ended up being hit with this fascinating artifact. It seemed that all of the Force energy that had been gathered from the Jedi had been temporarily gifted to Sivo who - for a moment almost lost control of the overwhelming new power. Due to Sivo's nature he denied this power and the crystal seemed to reabsorb it. Eva.. for a moment felt as if something grew within it but - she could not investigate closer due to the nature of the crystal sapping Force sensitives will and energy. Sivo carefully locked up this artifact for further study and hid it safely tucked away. Eva knew that if the properties of this crystal became public it could have easily turned into a weapon. Their efforts were null - for when Knight Ardavan and Master Shalluat took their students to gather their lightsaber crystals - they were halted by a diagona, a creature which by no means should have the ability to use the Force. It manipulated the minds of the students but eventually with their teamwork and willpower they broke free of the terrified creatures grasp. It was discovered that one of these crystals was forcefully impaled into the unfortunate creature which caused the Grand Master to expect foul play. Is there a traitor seeking to destabilize the Jedi? Perhaps this was a ploy by the Jedi's new enemy. Maybe there are more of these dangerous crystal formations beginning to form naturally in the wild. Only investigation and time will tell. -- **The March of the Sith** The synchronized sounds of footsteps in a marching cadence thundered through the spaceport on Dromund Kaas, drowning out all other noise within the terminal. Civilians scattered into doorways and behind tables as the hulking darksided Darth Drac'Nox led more than 40 Sith Lords and their apprentices through security checkpoints and into their departing hangar. There were three large vessels in Docking Port 66, and military personnel and Sith Intelligence were updating navicomputers and onboarding enough explosives to turn a small planet into a pink mist. Drac'Nox was silent and focused. He listened as the worms who worked for him groveled at his mere presence, begging to be the one who satisfied this dark lord's thirst for revenge, and offering him the information needed to accomplish it. Nox turned to see Cyrest Atwood boarding the flagship of the three vessels and knew the hour was at hand. He reached down, gripping his saber, sensing something was *off*, he just couldn't quite put his finger on it. As he pondered this disturbance in the Force, he melted back against the wall with a far off look. As the darth snapped out of his *trance-like state*, he instinctively reacted to his mood when he flicked his wrist activating his saber, and running it through an unknowing corporal as he passed by. Looking out over the now emptying hangar, and the ships closing their doors, Nox took one last look at the spaceport as the door to his ship closed behind him. There was a sense of power and uncertainty which washed over him as the three ships lifted off and left Kaas airspace. The day had finally arrived. The Jedi of the CommonWealth would fall, and he could claim his rightful place as Emperor in waiting, and seal the power vacuum left behind by the disappearance of Morduus. He sat down at the war table in his flagship and nodded to Cyrest Atwood. Eva's face flickered in a spinning holo as Nox rumbled, "Time to destroy the CommonWealth!" -- Akaa machined the final touches on his blaster pistol, with a flick of his thumb he could switch the different firing options of his pistol to high velocity slugs rounds, to high velocity disengrator rounds, to three round blaster bolts. He nodded his approval as he sheathed his pistol on his holster. Sliding his beskair blade into his vambrace he was ready for war. It was an eerie silence at Gra'tua compound as the mandalorians steel themselves for war. Akaa tracking alarm started to go off, Akaa grinned as his prey was on the move. War is their way of life, War is their culture. The Systems commonwealth was in danger Akaa knew from his tracking beacon and from scouting reports that scw wouldn't be able to handle an invasion like that on their own. Akaa silently looked on as the women and men boarded the transports. War was the mandalorians way of life, and now no one could stop the dogs of war. The mandalorians where on the move. A voice echoed into Akaa memory from what his father use to say and the devil whispered to the warrior "you can not with stand the storm" and the warroir whispered back " I am the storm" the whole clan repeated the quote as Akaa chanted that aloud Clan Gra'tua put is scw coordinates and headed to the temple Akaa and clan Gra'Tua didnt care if drac'nox and his sith believed in hell or not, Akaa and the clan was just here to arrange the meeting. -- In Memoriam: Darth Drac'Nox Today, a crippling blow was dealt to the Sith Empire as an invasion of the CommonWealth's Jedi Temple was left in ruin. Fires still burn beneath the rubble of the temple as the last remnants of Darth Drac'Nox are blown away by the wind. In an epic confrontation, Alor Akaa of the Gra'tua Mandalorian Clan faced off and went toe to toe with one of the most powerful Sith in the known galaxy. It was a true test of strength as the might of the Force and its dark sided wielder squared off against a Jedi killer and his technology. After a grueling battle, and severe injuries to both parties, the killing blow was delivered. Akaa took Drac'Nox by the collar, flew him into the air and slammed him with fill force into the stone bridge. As he lay broken, and coughing through his own blood, he maniacally smiled at the Mando as he saw his final moment in this world. The disintegrator blast from above left nothing but a broken saber, and a cracked and bloodied helmet on the bridge. Drac'Nox was gone for good. Akaa collected the broken saber as a reward, and kicked the mask down into the waterfall below... never to be seen again. It was in that moment that Master Sanna felt the disturbance in the force as her twin brother Samael's life was extinguished and he became one with the Force. -- After the fall of Yavin the majority Jedi safely relocated to the new hidden Jedi Academy. Even though they lost the battle the Mandalorians struck a decisive blow against the Sith by defeating one of their best - Darth Nox. Unknown to them it was a ploy by Nox's ally to weaken the Mandalorians. While they came to the Commonwealths aid the Sith destroyed their base and left them vulnerable. Emperor Rhade since have taken them into the Commonwealth and has provided sanctuary and citizenship for all of Akaa's clan in return for their aid giving them a chance to rebuild. Eva took her two padawans Yusanis and Zach'qwertyuiop on an investigation to attempt to find the security leak that lead to the dangerous crystal formation that had been discovered being found in the public. They noticed that instead of 10 people in the excavation site of the crystal , 11 were recorded. With Keen eyes Zach spotted a serial number on the shoulder - mostly camouflaged and through Zach doing a cross reference search using Eva's contacts within the GTN he managed to find the name of the Merchant. Eva found a rumored tale that this Orlaith Kerr would be at an underground illegal auction which the Jedi available infiltrated undercover. With many mistakes they eventually found this individual and managed to convince the kindhearted man to leave with him where - he was arrested and brought to the Commonwealths headquarters for interrogation. A sloppy interrogation ensured but through the Jedi's teamwork they managed to discover that this client of his that had stolen fragments of these dangerous crystals had kidnapped his family and forced him to work for the Sith. It took bringing in Strannix to convince the fearful, kind gentleman that they had the ability to kill this Sith, Lars and save his family in the end. A gruesome jailbreak and stern lecture later - the Jedi are invited to Alderaan by the newly Knighted Tessar for a celebration. -- At the Jedi academy on Manaan. There was a distress call from a man named Dennis Frost. He is an agent and soldier working for the commonwealth army. Zach'qwertyuiop received the holocall from Dennis. There were some pirates called the Nova blades. These pirates are normally on Rishi, however they were found on Dantooine and was stealing from the commonwealth. These pirates were working along side imperials to steal weapons and valuables and if left unchecked, these goods would help further empower these organizations to further attack the commonwealth and her allies. The Commonwealth Jedi arrived at the scene on Dantoonie to assist in taking out the threat. There were three groups ready to take on these pirates and imperials. Group 1 consisted of Master Sanna, Master Eva, and a new initiate of Kaylor. Group 2 consisted of Padawan Yusa, Knight Zach, and a new Initiate of Kestilya. Group three consisted of Knight Mae, Padawan Ilmessia and Mae's new padawan Masaima. Each group also had a few unnamed soldiers helping them take out the pirates. The battle was fought on three fronts and was intense. Group 1 decimated the enemy with ease being there was two powerful Jedi masters taking them out. Initiate Kaylor fought bravely alongside the Masters. Group two met into some trouble as Yusa had to back off from the fight leaving the group with only a knight and Initiate. Lucky for them, The commonwealth had a nearby Mando ready to assist them. Group three showed these pirate scum that Woman are not to be messed up. The knight and two padawans were able to take out all the enemy's that walking in their path. After the battle was completed, the three groups met back at Manaan to go over a debriefing. There were only slight injuries among the jedi that would only take a few hours of rest to heal over. Padawan Masaima also handed Zach a letter stating the pirates were involved in the slave market. Zach gave back the full report to Dennis frost and proved that the commonwealth Jedi stand strong and firm. But with our enemy's gathering new allies, there will be many more missions the Jedi will have to take on. We must stop our imperial enemys in their goals to obtain more power. Dennis left Zach'qwertyuiop with another mission for the Jedi. He will share this with them soon... The fight isn't over yet. -- Tasked by Grand Master Eva, Padawan Ilmessia traveled with Lava Zomby to the hot, sandy planet of Tatooine. Their mission? To protect important Commonwealth Military Plans. Unbeknownst to them, an outside source had discovered the location of the plans and sold it to the sith. With this information, Zeddicus, Anoon, and Nik’ol all made their way, separately, to Tatooine, each one with a different goal in mind. Confronting the Jedi, Zed tried to negotiate a deal with them, while Anoon just wanted to fight. Beneath the platform, the Twi’lek smugger Seku, waited for her ‘boss’ Raldani to arrive while she listened to the exchange between the Sith and Jedi. Soon enough, Raldani arrived and things began to fall into place. Within minutes, the Jedi called for reinforcements, setting the sith off. Though it didn’t take long for Anoon to put self-preservation above all else and run away. During the fray, Seku used her grappling hook and jumped up to grab the plans, and in-turn alerted Zomby and Ilmessia of her presence. So when she jumped back down from the platform, Zomby; and Zomby’s own pursuer, Nik’ol; followed suit. After giving Ilmessia a way to contact him, Zeddicus ran off, leaving the recently returned Anoon alone to fight Ilmessia. In an attempt to save Zomby, Ilmessia ignored Anoon and quickly jumped down to follow and confront Nik’ol, though the ignored sith followed suit, effectively trapping the two smugglers underneath the platform. After a few brief attacks, Seku managed to get just outside the building, and Raldani tried to follow her by throwing down a flash grenade, but the only two unaffected by it were herself and Ilmessia. Taking this chance, Raldani joined Seku, and offered to carry the plans until they got to safety, seeing as Seku was currently blinded. During the chaos, reinforcements arrived in the form of two Mandalorians, while Ilmessia contacted Zed about the current situation, in hopes he’d return. However, she wasn’t expecting him to help the two smugglers upon his return, which gave Raldani and Seku a chance to make a break for it, but not before Raldani gave him a set of coordinates. Unfortunately for the smugglers, Zomby managed to get past Zed in hot pursuit. While Seku turned around to face her, Raldani pushed forward and took a flying leap off of the nearby cliff, opening her parachute to safely escape the situation with the plans in her custody. Meanwhile, the fight continued with Anoon retreating once again, Zed killing one of the Mandos, and Zomby pinning Seku to the ground, expecting her to still have the plans. Though, Zed had different plans and grabbed Seku from Zomby and began a hasty retreat over the side of the cliff. While a Mando lifted their grappling hook from the cliff’s edge and tossed them over, Ilmessia managed to wound Zomby’s trust and knock out Nik’ol. While Zed and Seku fell, Raldani flew her ship in low to give them something to grapple onto, though they fell into the soft mud at the bottom of the chasm, ending up with a multitude of broken bones and other injuries. Loading the two up, Raldani took them and the plans back to her base while Ilmessia and Zomby go back to the Commonwealth’s Headquarters to discuss with Master Eva what had transpired. What will the smugglers do with the plans? What does Raldani want with Zed? Will Zomby forgive Ilmessia? -- Eva received a call from a close friend within the Commonwealth police force on Dantooine. They were having difficulties solving a local murder that had happened in the area and had asked her for aid. Eva decided to take the mission up personally to use it as a training exercise for the newly inducted Padawan Lava Zomby, to show and teach her a different side of the Commonwealth Jedi. She was interrupted by another assassination attempt against Lava, but Eva quickly managed to cuff the Sith Anoon and had him securely in her grasp when she recieved an unexpected visit from Master Sanna. She was surprised to see her - but even more surprised when she released the Sith that was within her custody. Sanna, having built up a rightful wrath against the Grand Master hired two adept mercenaries to help capture Eva to bring her to the Sith Empire as a gift to prove her newfounded loyalty, to follow in her fallen brother's footsteps. Upon realizing that Sanna now allied with the Sith the two criminals betrayed her - securing their spot as enemies against the Empire. The four managed to fend off the Sith and Eva sent Lava back to the Academy to report the situation, however Eva was not willing to let her friend walk down the path of corruption and followed Sanna to her ship. Her plea’s did not reach out to the fallen Master and Eva was overwhelmed by the strength of both her and her new apprentice. Hidden and locked away, the Grand Master leaves the Jedi without leadership against the now very close and dangerous growing threat. With permission from both Knight Tessar and Zachary, Branna and Yabbis went off world for some much needed fun to clear their minds from the past nights brutality. They made their way to Onderon's Iziz Marketplace on a mission to find a delicacy for Zachary as a gift to say thank you for protecting them the night prior. When they left the town to go hunting for a rumored delicious type of bird, they two spotted a famillar face. A Sith that they had seen time and time in the past. After a small conversation with the Sith Apprentice Anoon Valla they discovered that the Apprentice was about to visit an ancient Sith tomb, in order to ask wisdom from a deceased Sith for his search for power. Branna, knowing that even if they got a Knight of the CommonWealth - they would not arrive on time and the Sith would have by then obtained what he was searching for. Branna and Yabbis stalked this Sith and found the location of the tomb, where they were able to disrupt the ritual and then luckily and very narrowly bested the apprentice. Now Valla waits for judgement in a offworld cell located on Kashyyyk, soon to be transferred to Kiffex. Information was sent to the CommonWealth, the Sith had given up knowledge of his Master and that whoever they may be had recently discovered a powerful artifact that once again may threaten the CommonWealths unity, peace and safety. -- Sisco Championship - 1st Quarter Entry Duels The time came for the 1st round of 3 that would decide who were the best candidates to go to the finals at the end of the year. Tubs the Chub was the favorite amongst the fans in which to win, but he fell in the 3rd round to Reyael (was named Killer) who in turn was too severly injured to continue in the final match. Raldani (who was snaked in to fight in the final round) and Zed (who aggravated Gogo) ended up on the list for the final fight. Raldani immediately fired her guns, but Zed, after avoiding them, raised his arms up and quickly yelled, "I give up!" This made Gogo mad as he just lost a fortune on this fight and let his hired security blast them unforgivingly with stun rounds. They were hauled to the local jail (unconcious) to spend a few days for ruining said tournament. No one achieved getting the red data pad that ended up being the prize for the final fight (even though someone tried to pick-pocket Gogo for it). Except... Yabbis, who was watching the entire time, tagged her bounty (Fulkender), and gave proof to Gogo. Yabbis was convinced to give up the red datapad to Gogo for a larger amount than what she would have gotten from her original bounty. The red datapad still rests with Gogo -- Noorha, having returned from her month-long training with the Jensaari, had come back to an academy with their Grandmaster missing and no idea what had happened. Despite numerous attempts to contact Master Eva, all of her communications remained unanswered. Growing more worried, Noorha had holed herself up in the Commonwealth’s communications department on their ship. After a few days of pouring over maps and holos for a clue, a droid made its way past security to deliver a message- a message from Eva. In it, Eva claimed that something had happened to her and that there was likely a traitor in their midst. Noorha’s stomach twisted with anticipation and apprehension as the holo Eva regurgitated its message. Noorha tried talking to it, but it was no good. This was a prerecorded message, one with a sliver of Eva’s consciousness within. It’s final message? Noorha was to be Grandmaster in Eva’s stead during her absence. Not long after, a distressing report had come across Noorha’s desk, one that claimed that Master Sanna had fallen and taken Grandmaster Eva. Noorha had been worried sick over her Master’s disappearance and the fact that one of their own was responsible filled Noorha with an overwhelming sense of anger, but most importantly, betrayal. Noorha had trusted Master Sanna. Hell, the woman had saved her own life when she was a new padawan. And now she was… Darth Vixxen. Noorha frowned in disgust. Without delay, she called on Knight Maelri with a mission- to confirm what was in the report. Bring proof that Master Sanna was now serving the Sith and her location, if at all possible. Maelri knew just who to ask. After a brief conversation with Raldani, Maelr went to Raldani’s unopened cantina to meet the contact her smuggler acquaintance had given her. The contact just so happened to be Zeddicus, who openly introduced himself as a Sith despite remembering Mae from a past mission, although she didn’t remember him. After a brief conversation, they launched into Maelri’s true reason for seeking him out. She managed to negotiate a way to get a hold of his intel on Darth Vixxen. Zeddicus requested a meeting with Master Noorha, which Mae agreed to forward, despite not being able to promise that the Master would meet with him. Satisfied regardless, Zed handed over several pictures he’d taken at a bar of Darth Vixxen speaking with “Lars”, as know one yet knows that Darth Chad and Lars/Alexzandar are the same person. They parted, having exchanged holo-frequencies in the event that Master Noorha did choose to meet with Zeddicus. He specified that he wanted to meet her at Raldani’s cantina, a place that would be a neutral, private location. -- ATTENTION COMMONWEALTH: THIS IS A MESSAGE SENT TO ALL THOSE WITHIN THE COMMONWEALTH FROM GRANDMASTER NOORHA ARDEVAN. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT MASTER SANNA HAS BETRAYED THE JEDI AND THE COMMONWEALTH. SHE IS NOW KNOWN AS DARTH VIXXEN AND HAS TAKEN ONE OF OUR OWN, MASTER ALTHEVALIA SHALLUAT. IF YOU COME ACROSS THIS TRAITOR, PLEASE REPORT IT TO MASTER NOORHA ARDEVAN. REPEAT: DO NOT TRUST THE ONE PREVIOUSLY KNOWN AS MASTER SANNA. SHE HAS BETRAYED THE JEDI AND THE COMMONWEALTH. -- Attention Commonwealth: This is Master Noorha Ardevan of the Commonwealth Jedi. I am requesting those of you loyal to our Commonwealth and our Emperor to assist me in the retrieval of something of vital importance. If you think you have what it takes, please get into contact with me. We will be meeting at our stronghold at 1500 hours. Again, this mission is of the utmost significance. If you volunteer for this mission, you are expected to keep your word and conduct yourself with honor. Lives depend on our success tomorrow. -- *holonet communicators begin to flicker throughout the galaxy, and a familiar face appears in the image* "People of the Sith Empire. Members of the Imperial worlds. I am Darth Vixxen. In the next 24 hours, I will be transporting the frozen, useless carcass of the CommonWealth's Grand Master to an undisclosed location and am offering a substantial payday to anyone willing to guard my cargo. All Sith, soldiers, and operatives should report to the Citadel immediately for recruitment. The cargo must make it to its final destination where Althevalia Shalluat will be unfrozen, tried for her crimes, and sold into slavery to the highest bidder. Your obedience is expected and disloyalty will earn you the same fate." *the message goes to static once more and fades into darkness* -- Deep within the residential chambers of their Dromund Kaas Estate, Darth Chad was busy recovering from his training session with his apprentice as Darth Vixxen made her way into the secure setting of her trophy room. Removing the Staff of Drain Knowledge from it's protective case, Vixxen made her way out into the throne room and got up close and personal with Eva, who is still frozen in carbonite. During her interrogation, which caused no pain or physical damage, she extracted three important details from Eva's mind: 1) Details surrounding her Datacron, it's last known location, appearance, and how to unlock it. 2) Details about her Daughter, and her whereabouts 3) Eva's greatest fear When it was all said and done, two very large gamorrean guards entered the throne room, removed Eva's carbonite chamber from the wall, and took it out to the launchpad to be transported into orbit where the ship was waiting to take her to Mek-Sha to be auctioned off by the Brothers and sold into slavery with a stun collar. With the staff resting back in its case, Vixxen left to check on Chad and give him the good news. -- Darth Chadwick with an explosion of brilliance called one of his previous apprentices to Mustafar. He had an experiment that he wanted to test out after learning of a specific force ability called fiery energy. The difficult skill took intense multitasking ability that the Dark Lord of the Sith lacked. He had seen the potential in Zeddicus Zachariah, a Sith Knight of the Kaas Order. It required knowledge of the basics of pyromancy and tutiminus which fortunately the Knight had already learned. Darth Chadwick explained the theoretical logic to the move and sternly instructed the Knight through the complex physics that would make the force ability possible. To the Lords amazement he passed with flying colors - his inherent ability was terrifying. The true test was next, to see if under the certain conditions if it was possible to obtain the hidden artifacts on the bottom of the Mustfar sea. Zeddicus lost his focus thrice, two of the times accidently injuring one of the many unknown dangerous molten creatures that were hidden deep below - attracted to the place by the darksided nexus created by the unbreakable sunken artifacts. The Lord and the Knight managed to both times defeat the large dangerous creatures, but in a foolish attempt for ultimate success of the experiment - Darth Chadwick made sure that the Knight was at his best. He succeeded in obtaining an artifact to Darth Chadwicks amazement, something that he had been unable to do despite his multiple attempts. In absolute glee that the experiment succeeded there was only one thing left to do. The fact that he could pull off that ability on his own was too dangerous. The Dark Lord decided that the Knights usefulness as a pawn was up and attempted to blast him into the lava. A vicious fight ensued but with careful tactics and skill Zeddicus defeated the Dark Lord leaving him blinded and crippled. Darth Chadwicks was delievered to the Grand Master of the Jedi Noorha Ardevan in his weakened unconscious state, while a decrypted holo message gets sent across the Empire's Holonet, to the Sith as well as Zeddicus' chosen allies, introducing it's new dictator: Masked, Zed... No.. Darth Vulkan stood on top of a mountain as lava and fire burned around him. "Today has been a day of war and victory." The sound of fire roared in the background. "For today, I, Darth Vulkan, stand for you." He pauses. "My allies." He takes another brief pause, "Prosperity is forged through fire and through my flame, you will find your... No... Our prosperity." He continues on, "No matter who you are, no matter your background, your abilities, skills, or alignment. When you walk with me, my fire will forge a path for your destiny - a path for our greatness. The galaxy will feel the fire as we stand and protect those we love and conquer those we hate" Darth Vulkan pauses as the fire crackles in the background "Today marks the day that I, have defeated the Dark Lord of the Sith. Now his era is over and a new era has begun!" -- With the new acting Grand Master Noorha Ardevan having taken office - the Emperor wished to test exactly how far the woman would go for what the CommonWealth stands for. In a test of loyalty both her and the Jedi Councillor Zach Shalluat was called by Althevalia to aid her with a dire task. She had locked something very evil away - but only temporarily. She needed the strongest she had to guard the mind prison while she looked for one of the ancient CommonWealth Councillors Rufus, who knew the full sealing ritual. She gifted the two Jedi powerful rings, that enhanced their strength immensely giving them power they had never felt before. Eva warned that they would need this new power to even stand a chance against what is locked inside if it happened to escape before she returned - however if that did indeed happen their souls - which had been bound to the rings would destroy them if they destroyed what was in return hidden away. They agreed in faith and Eva left to accomplish her difficult tracking mission. While meditating the prison, something in the force shifted and the consciousnesses of all who guarded it were pulled inside. Only the Grand Master and the Councillor survived the mental shock. When inside, they saw a sight that they couldn't believe - the Emperor himself was the one being detained. With cunning words and twisted logic the Emperor convinced the Highguard and Jedi Master to set him free. Only after to be ordered to complete despicable tasks that went against the CommonWealths Morals. In the end the two fought against the Emperor but were cut down - only to wake up outside to see Eva and Rhade patiently waiting. It was a pact. If the Emperor ever fell to the dark and went on a path of violent conquest - it was up to his council to stop the powerful Emperor. After, they truly were bonded to the rings and officially became inducted into the CommonWealth Council. -- The Grand Master and Dark Lord gathered their available Jedi and Sith alongside a couple hired contractors- both of them sensing that they were running out of the time alongside an unknown danger - in grand force to the small village of rishi of where the grey seer waited. The Grand Master had planned a diplomatic meeting with their leader but upon seeing the force seemed hesitant to work with the group. In the distance - during their diplomatic talks there were interrupted by a non bannered droid army. The Jedi and the Sith managed to evacuate the majority of the civilians - however the loss of life was inevitable. With effort, the droids were pushed back and their forces were forced to retreat. After the carnage had ended the Jedi finally was gifted contact with the wacky old seer - who held information on the dangerous artusian crystal phenomenon. On edge, the seer refused to believe that the group was here to help and blamed them for the attack on the town. It was one of the Sith who stood up and took it into their own hands to intimidate the seer into giving the group the knowledge that was the true reason the rishi village was attacked. The information was distributed between the factions for further study in an attempt to gain a step ahead from the danger which lurks on the horizon. With further investigation, luck and skill a undamaged memory core was separated from one of the more advanced droids and the factions look to discovering who the mysterious force that has presented themselves as an enemy.
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(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 inf