Title: Of Codes, Secrets, and Promises Author(s): Tradmic Timeframe: JA pre tpm Characters: Qui/Obi some OC's and appearances by many Jedi Apprentice characters (many later in the story) Summary: Qui/Obi go on a mission to find a lost Jedi Master; they find someone else...who is this person and how will he come to affect the future of the galaxy? This story leads to TPM, and is a background story for this OC. ***kind of a spolier** There will be a sequel, set following TPM. Where his future lies, what his power will be used for... "Caliun's very being represents the old Code, broken" Will tie in nicely, sequel will be set before Raxus Prime and Geonosis, in the time frame that Dooku would be planning CIS, possibly having the idea for weapons (force harvester) for separatist military (could Cali's ability come in handy to the jedi or Dooku in this?? Angst,Qui/Obi humor, mush, many twists, obi drunk, trouble, Qui Gon's lullaby, and alot of speculation... Intro :The Jedi have captured the evil scientist Jenna Zan Arbor, who wassent off to a prison world. After her terrible experiment with Qui-Gon, the Jedi Council are quick to decode her records and investigate for any other experiments she may have had on the Force. Between important missions, Qui-Gon and Obi Wan investigate her previous locations, projects, and contacts to be sure her work has not been continued by anyone. There is a record that indicates Zan Arbor had a lab and experiments on the remote planet, Heli-Arn, six years ago. Since it was so long ago, the Council suspects whatever project Zan Arbor had there did not come to fruition, and therefore does not olace the mission on high importance. However, in the notes from Zan Arbor's work on Heli Arn, there is a mention of a slightly force sensitive woman named Laice. The information in these notes warrants an investigation, for the notes are dated just prior to the mysterious disappearance of former Master Renzek Reschat. Master Reschat had a secret attachment to Laice. The love they shared was known only to a few. The Council had discovered it. Qui Gon had known only because Renzek had entrusted him with the information. Renzek had gone to Qui Gon for advice and counsel on the matter, preferring Master Jinn?s thoughtful insights over the Council?s. Qui Gon had kept the information private. Before Renzek was able to decide upon love or this jedi path, Laice had disappeared. It was sudden, and she left only a letter to Renzek telling him that she did not want to be cause his leaving the Order. Renzek remained on the jedi path, but he searched for Laice when he could, to the disapproval of the Council. Over the years he changed, preferring to be alone. Five years later, while on a mission tracking Zan Arbor, he had in fact, contacted the Temple and voiced his intention to leave the order, though he never confirmed it. The location from which he contacted had been investigated with no results. Now equipped with this new information- the mention of Laice in Zan Arbor?s notes- it seemed likely that, in tracking Zan Arbor, Renzek had found his long lost love. His communication to the Temple could not (and would not, for obvious reasons) be made from Heli Arn. There was, however, the possiblity that something had happened to Reschat relating to Zan Arbor. In either case, then the mission was one that could provide some long awaited answers about the lost Jedi. : Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan learner, Obi Wan Kenobi, strode into the Council chambers. They had returned just days ago from a strenuous, turbulent mission resulting in the capture of the evil scientist, Jenna Zan Arbor. Master Jinn had almost lost his life on that mission. Jenna Zan Arbor was a dangerous person. Every mission of the Jedi that had crossed her acquaintance was precarious, and had always resulted in her escape. Finally the Jedi team was able to capture her and bring her to justice.