Star Wars CREATURES OF THE DARK It was a slow day on Coruscant's lower levels. It always looked gloomy down there, but that didn't deter others from trying to get credits. Inside a large food stand, known as 'Lana's Passion', a young Human had her back on the wall of the kitchen and arms folded. "Kark, it's so hot in here!" the young woman said with an annoyed look. While serving a customer, an old female Cosian named Lana glared at the young Human. "CeCe! Language." CeCe Barula chuckled and raised her arms in defense. "Sorry Auntie. I mean, it is." After serving the customer, Lana chuckled while shaking her head and straightening her spectacles. "What do you expect from a food stand? There will be lots of steam. Plus, you have your jacket on." CeCe grinned at the old woman. "Touché…" Ever since Lana found the young girl hiding near her trash cans outside, she always cared for CeCe. From then on, CeCe came to this place to wind down. It was like a little getaway spot from all the wild adventures. Food stand or not, she loved this place. Going to the counter and wiping it down, Lana asked with a quiet look, "So... have you considered retiring yet?" CeCe knew where this was going. She didn't like to see the old woman worry, but she had to do what needed to be done. "You already know the answer, Auntie. I'm far from being done. Those slave traders deserve what they get. All of them." The Cosian placed the cloth down sadly and sighed. "Listen, my child. There is more to life than hunting down others who will always do wrong. That's why we have the Republic and Jedi." She gazed at CeCe with pleading eyes. "Go and start a family, CeCe. Grow old and be at peace. That's what I'm doing." Upon hearing this, CeCe sighed. Oh how she wished it were that simple. But now she was known as The Shadow Woman: The woman one who eliminated slavers and moved swiftly in the shadows. She was already deep in this and would find a way to discover her own peace. CeCe smiled and hugged Lana tightly. "Don't worry. I'll be done with this. It may take time though. But hopefully, there will be something better for me in the future." Lana smiled as tears welled up in her eyes. "That's all I want for you, CeCe." Moments later, it was time for CeCe to depart. Before she left, Lana gave her a wooden bracelet. "I made this when I was about your age. Kept it as a lucky charm. Now, I give it to you." CeCe smiled warmly and nodded. "Thank you, Auntie." "You be safe, okay?" "I will." After giving her a reassuring grin, CeCe walked to where her ship, The Bleeding Heart, was. After CeCe left, Lana went back inside and noticed the girl left her small take-out container. "Oh dear... She left her food. No matter. I'll take it home and call her." Minutes later, after Lana closed her food stand, the old Cosian walked out with her bag. But as she walked down the streets alone, she tripped, resulting in her spectacles falling off. "Ugh! Blast it..." She tried to search for her spectacles, but to no avail. All of sudden, she her footsteps in front of her stop. "Cece? Is that you? Oh, you must've came back for your food. Say, I dropped my spectacles. Could you find them, please?" There was no response. Just breathing. Lana squinted her eyes and gazed up, confused. "CeCe?" Suddenly, she was grabbed and carried away. "Hey! Let me go! Let me go this instant! HEEEEELLLP!!" ABOUT THE STORY The story takes place in the year 15 ABY. People have gone missing due to mysterious events. The Jedi and New Republic are called about this matter to investigate. Rumor has it that new Dark Jedi are taking these innocent people and turning them into mutants and Sithspawn. There are two main culprits: A former member of the Sorcerers of Rhand and leader of the Dark Jedi and an exiled Imperial scientist. Together, they form a group known as The Servants of Darkness. With their mutations and bio-engineering, these people are confident that they will take over the Galaxy through fear and the dark side. However, Luke Skywalker and his students aren't going to sit down and let more innocent people go missing. Leia assembles skilled agents from the New Republic to aide Master Skywalker as well. There are even some willing to find their loved ones, whether they join the Jedi or not. Whenever there's a dark force willing to threaten innocent lives, the Galaxy is ready to fight back. GAME SETTING You can create a secondary character if you wish, an NPC (Non-playable Character) or another OC (Original Character). Legends and Canon Characters are acceptable. Character Sheet Name: Age: Gender: Species: Appearance: Picture: (optional) Personality: Occupation: Weapon(s): Short Bio: Rules and Guidelines - Private Message the GM (SkywalkerShine) your Character Sheet for approval first! If you post your Character Sheet in thread first, you will be ignored! - Please follow the RPF Rules and the Terms of Service. - No God-modding or violators will be removed. - Be kind to each other in OOC. You may insult the players' characters, just not the player. - Less swearing. Use terms like "Bantha fodder", "Kriffing", "E chu ta", etc. This is a PG-13 RP. - If you can't be active for posting due to reasons, please let us know in OOC or tell the GM. - Have fun!