Master Fay Fan, I hear you about DRL. Glad you like how I give Brakiss some more characterization. So sorry for the long delay. Combination of DRL and plain summer laziness. Anyway, here's we go with the next part - another tie-in with the novels. Unknown to the other occupants, Exar Kun had been observing the fruits of his actions a week earlier. The initial panic the minstrel felt began to change into despair, and that despair had begun to spread to the others. Unfortunately, Halcyon?s words snapped them out of that, so he was only able to gather a little strength from their despair. He began to share Brakiss? suspicions about Halcyon because of the air of authority he suddenly displayed. He acknowledged Halcyon?s sharp mind, since he recognized the Z-95 Headhunter left on the landing pad and immediately came to the right conclusion. He scoffed at Cilghal?s attempt to clear Durron?s name due to a lack of direct evidence. He had an opportunity to exacerbate the dispute, but the opportunity passed before he could capitalize on it. Regardless, it had been less than a day since he had defeated Skywalker, and already his students were starting to fall apart. During the past week, he watched with dark mirth as they wasted time and effort in trying to revive Skywalker. The physical wounds might have been healed, but so long as he existed, Skywalker would never return to his body. The students becoming aware of his private sanctuary might have been unavoidable, but they only considered that as one of several locations where his sanctuary might be located. Furthermore, they lacked the resolve to confront him there. The clone?s sudden assertiveness on not being a hindrance was a surprise. He was also somewhat pleased that some of the students were pursuing their own advancement, even though Solusar was seemingly reluctant to take the lead and teach them himself. They doubted his leadership and were practically defying his orders. To Exar Kun, it showed that Solusar was a weak leader, and those who were pursuing their own training might be susceptible to his persuasion. The entire week, he had been tormenting the old hermit in his sleep, eroding his will. Soon, he would break Streen and turn him into nothing more than a marionette. But he might need to change his plan because of the arrival of Skywalker?s sister and her family. Her husband had a suspicious mind, but he couldn?t touch the Force. He wasn?t worth his attention as a potential follower, but he might serve of some use to him. As for his sister, he was actually slightly disappointed with what he found. Her strength in the Force was greater than most of the students, with Katarn being the sole exception, but it was a faint glimmer compared to Skywalker?s. The twins, though? Now they were a surprise. Two years old and untrained, yet they possessed incredible potential. He could see the likes of Brakiss and other former servants of Palpatine trying to kidnap them in order to convert them to the dark side. The endeavor was possible, but very difficult to do. In any event, he had decided right then and there that no harm would befall them. After all, there was no point in destroying two future potential candidates. That night, he saw an unexpected result of leaving Skywalker alive ? some were willing to quit. Unexpected, yet not altogether unwelcomed. If those who wanted to quit were to depart, that would leave fewer students for him to convert, but he wouldn?t need to spend as much energy to do so. Yet once again, an opportunity to advance his agenda was closed before he could capitalize on it, thanks to Organa Solo?s speech. He was well aware of the power words had on others. He was able to sway twenty Jedi Knights to his side millennia ago. Organa Solo was able to bolster the students? flagging resolve with her speech. Just then, they all sensed a great disturbance in the Force. He knew what had happened ? Durron had used the Sun Crusher to destroy a star system.