145 ABY- The New Jedi Trials ? The Shadow War A hundred and sixty-six years ago [image=http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/es.starwars/images/thumb/4/44/Chu%27unthor_JATM.jpg/180px-Chu%27unthor_JATM.jpg] The second Chu?unthor had wandered the stars of the galaxy for decades, as the mobile praxeum of Djin Altis and his rogue Jedi sect. With nearly fifty Force users and thousands of support staff, the sect was the largest order outside the mainstream Jedi of Yoda. Today, that wandering would stop. Djinn Altis turned to his apprentices, to the Iron Knights and to the other apprentices. Callista Ming could feel the dread in his heart. ?What has happened?? Altis closed his eyes, and spoke, softly. ?Yoda and the Jedi have made an assassination attempt on the Chancellor. The Order has been destroyed by the clone troopers ? they?re all feared dead. Even Skywalker ? the Jedi Temple has been burnt to the ground.? The entire conclave paused, in shock. Altis broke the silence. ?It?s time for us to abandon the Chu?unthor.? --- A hundred and forty-one years ago Captain Darb stared at his screens in complete shock. ?How did they find us?? [image=http://www.stardestroyer.net/toc.jpg] The Vengeance decanted from hyperspace, and began opening fire upon the Chu?unthor. Explosions ran down the support ships, X-wings and B-wings vanishing as the Imperial Fleet destroyed the enemy vessel. The crew began to panic as the massive vessel rumbled with damage. Corwin Shelvay, a commander in the SpecForce, turned to Darb and shook him, hard. ?Come on, we have to get the Force-sensitive?s off the ship!? Darb was staring into space, numbly repeating himself. ?How did they find us?? Shelvay left him be, helping others off the ship. As the Rebellion abandoned the Chu?unthor, Darb seemed to get control of himself and activated the hyperdrive randomly. He was, finally, smiling. ?They?ll never find me now.? --- A hundred and fifteen years ago Darkness crested the space between stars, idly named darkness by most individuals, bit generally described as space otherwise. It was, however, focused upon a patch in the darkness ? upon the Chu?unthor. It didn?t stay long. But it stayed long enough. --- Fifteen years ago [image=http://images.wikia.com/starwars/images/6/64/Legacybattle1.jpg] Blades hissed with fury, and Kol Skywalker cut down Sith after stormtrooper after Sith. They were an unending stream, something he and his comrade, Wolf Sazen, had to plug, until the younglings escaped. He reflected upon the death of the New Jedi Order. Upon the casualties of the Sith-Imperial War; upon the factioning of the order as the New Jedi Trials retreated from their posts following the disastrous Battle of Trulalis only months earlier ? and upon the death of half the surviving Jedi here. On Ossus. At the Massacre. Then Wolf was down. And so was Kol. --- Yesterday Malloren Chi-Ba had taken the Trials beyond the limits of known space. They did not flee from the darkness; Jedi did not ? instead they searched for new light in the Unknown Regions. They had done so for over fifteen years, having scraped a survival from the Sith-Imperial War by simply refusing to fight for the Yuuzhan Vong against the Sith. She knew that it was just the Clone Wars all over again ? and she would not fight so Jedi could die. Not after Trulalis. And never again, after Ossus. The light had fled the Galactic Alliance, and now the Trials had to bring it back. The motley collection of personal fighters and freighters emerged from hyperspace one more time. And there it was. Hanging above a world of water and life. The Chu?unthor. Their new home. [hr] The Force The Force is to be used with common sense. A Dark Lord will have more powerful abilities than a new apprentice. And someone who has just become a Marauder will not be able to unleash lightning like Darth Sidious. Common sense is the rule of thumb.