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OOC: Sorry I haven't been posting. Can someone help me out? Because I'm really, really confused now.
OOC: Basicly I and all the ajor Sith Clashed on tatooine and everybody but, me, now a sith master, and a sith apprentice was killed by the Grey Jedi. kahlass has a copy of Datacard data on his computer thatwas stolen from the heart of Rebel medical frigate.
Ohh and the death star is back, and this time it can cloak.
Coruscant,The Black Ziggurat
Vransha Killar made his way from the landing platform and was greeted by the only remaining familiar face.
This time the beautiful Faleen female was accompanied by two SITH BLACK GUARDS.
She greeted Vransha Killar with a nod.
"The Fact that you are alone confirms what is left unsaid of the Shadow Reavers mission."
The mission had failed and everyone else was presumed dead.
"I survived and bring eyewitness informatin that may prove valuable against the Grey Jedi." Vransha stated coldly.
They all walked inside the giant structure before saying more.
"Your report will not be delivered orally. I am instructed by the Sith High Council to prepare an audience in the Mnemonic Extractor Chamber."
Inquisitor Uxial gave Vransha a leveled gaze to better measure his reaction.
"You understand, this is a High Priority matter, and the 'extractor' can give a far more accurate and honest account."
she said as if offering an explenation.
The MNEMONIC EXTRACTOR was a Sith Force device used by inquisitors that enhanced the
Inquisitors telepathic abilities to better interrogate their subjects and the subject strapped to the device would have his mind and soul interpreted by the device and then displayed holographically for all present to see. To resist telepathic interrogation was to invite unimagined torturous horrors upon oneself.
Vransha met the Inquisitor's gaze and spoke in the same cold manner.
" The Sith High Council's wishes are my command."
With an acknowledging nod,Inquisitor Uxial turned to lead the way. She looked over her shoulder at Vransha to say more.
"The chamber is ready... and remember,there is no pain where strenght lies."
"Were those words of comfort?"
Vransha did not sense any joy or malice from the faleen female,just the diligence of a Sith performing her duty. He would do no less.
Aboard "The Serpent",Kahlass received the coordinates he needed for his planetary approach and final descent to one of the Black Ziggurat's many landing platforms.
He was to be issued a liason personel, a state room and was to await the Emperor's summons.
Surely he would be made 'officially' a Sith Lord, though the powers befiting that title already coursed through him and imbued him.
'Lord Kahlass' sat back on the pilot's chair to contemplate his destiny.
The Crystal Cave
The Past affected the Present and the Future.
To know the Past granted great knowledge and Power.
To Exploit the Past...that was unimaginable.
Here in the present a familiar Temporal Force phenomenom was formed inside the Crystal Cave. A sinister Plan was in Progress.
The Key was the Force.
The Force is everywhere, all the time.
That was the missing Key.
Like a Historical holorecorder rewinding in high speed liquid images flowed over the monolithic crystals...coming to a stop and then zooming in over a certain desert planet.
The Image was over half a century old.
The Force is everywhere, all the time.
A certain "Vergeance" could be palpably felt.
A soudless laughter echoed all over the Crystal Cave.
There was the historic silver ship. And there
in Mos Esely was the source of the "vergeance".
The Chosen One and Prophetic Bringer of Balance.
But this was not quite what was being sought.
The images flowed again and fast forwarded to darker times, times of discipline and then conflict.
There,there it was...The Imperial center.
Coruscant looked more majestic than ever,but these were just distractions.
The images blurred and Zoomed as if in search for something.
The Force is everywhere, all the time.
The unmistakeable Dark presence of the former-Dark Emperor could be palpably felt.
The Images upon the Crystal focused on the old man in the Dark Robes.He was in meditation. Ahhhh, perfect.
Coruscant,The Black Ziggurat
As Vransha awaited the interrogation from the MNEMONIC EXTRACTOR he decided that he had nothing to fear. He would reveal everything that had occurred on Tatooine. He had nothing to hide and knew that as such he had nothing to be afraid of - if indeed he were even capable of such emotions.
The Interrogation Period was brief.
All the while Vransha Killar could feel Inquisitor Uxial's neutral demeanor grow into admiration and finally she even smiled at him...briefly.
Vransha had been right.
There was nothing to fear.
A True Sith did not know the meaning of fear, for discipline conquered fear.
Fear could be easily exploited and manipulated.
The total abscense of fear in Vransha had appearantly pleased the Inquisitor.
After the 'whole Mission' had been played and was also recorded, Vransha was released and led to his quarters in oreder to rest.
Later on ,a 'live' panel of Sith Lords
would be summoning him to hear his personal 'opinions' on the failed mission and the Grey Jedi.
While he waited and rested for the appointed time, the light in his quarter's comm-unit began flashing. There were many 'anonymous' messages being left in his machine.
Vransha used this time to once again attempt to contact his Master.
Lord Kahlass guided his ship down to the surface and landed on one of the pads. As he left his ship a droid, painted black with red, wheeled up and said, "Come with me. You have been givin a room to await the Greatest of Holy Lords summons."
Kahlass followed the droid to his room and sat down, now back in a spare set of robes, his mainical expression hidden once more. In tyhe rooom was just a simple bed, chair, computer terminal, and desk. Kahlass sat down on the bed and awaited The Eperor's summons. Fingering a new data card, copied from the ships computer.
The door to Lord Kahlass room chimed, then opened.
There stood Inquisitor Uxial with her two SITH BLACK GUARDS.
Her beautiful faleen face was impassive and unreadable.
"Pardon the Intrusion 'Lord Kahlass',but until you are officially ascended to that post and title, My office has jurisdiction over you. I am aware that you await the Emperor's summons, but in the interim,
I am required to gather as much information regarding the Shadow Reavers mission as possible." She stated quite officially.
"Your presence is required in the Mnemonic Extractor Chamber,
followed by a cross-examination from a 'live' panel of SITH LORDS... do allow me to escort you."
It was not a request.
Lord Kahlass just sat there for a moment, anger boiling inside.
He fixed the Inquisitor with a fiery gaze that she cooly met.
Without a word he got up walked right past her and out of his quarters.
"Lets get this overwith" he said coldly at the Inquisitor.
"Certainly my Lord" came her easy response as she followed him out of the door.
Kahlass Fell back slightly to allow this woman to show him though these unknown halls. As he walked he lets his anger run though his veins. Indeed that was the source of much of his power, or so the man in his dream had told him. he would stay his hand though, for this was a servant of the force as well, and he did not need to become one of those hypocritical jedi.
He walked into the room and turned to her saying, "Start the process, i have business to attend to."
Mnemonic Extractor Chamber
Lord Kahlass experience against the Grey Jedi was so powerful and vivid, that Inquisitor Uxial had to lower the
Telepathic neuro-link to its minimum.
Seeing and feeling, re-living the battle from
Kahlass' interactive vantage point was quite a different experience than that of Vransha Killar's 'spectator approach'
though both views were indeed invaluable.
Kahlass's most spectacular moment was, ofcourse, his own transformation from mere Sith Apprentice to Sith Master.
The experience was intoxicating even though the Telepathic neuro-link was at minimum.
Inquisitor Uxial approached Lord Kahlass and released him.
A propfound respect for the new Sith Lord shone from her face.
"It is finished 'My Lord". She intoned with great respect and bowed deferentially.
"I must now show you to the Audience Chamber,were the other SITH LORDS await your arrival for interview."
Lord Kahlass was satisfied by her new found respect. He smiled inwardly, then said...
"Do lead the way Inquisitor...."
"By your command 'Lord Kahlass..."
That's more like it
this time, there was no tension as they proceeded to the Audience chamber.
Kahlass walked into the chamber and was impreseed. It was butifully dark, almost as if they had taken darkness and turned it into an art form. The sith lords sat on their panel, dressed in black robes and their sabers dangleing from their waists. He approched the spot where he was to present himself to them and kneeled down and, without waiting to be told to, stood up. The message was clear I show you respect, but we are on the same level, i don't need you. And waited for their response.
Darth Mennai walked cooly and confidently through the many dark yet spacious corridors of the Black Ziggurat. She embraced the Dark side that was so powerful with her and walked on with confidence. It was not the confidence the other Sith of the Black Ziggurat felt, but the confidence she had in her master when he told her that she was to be there.
She passed many Sith aprentices and even a few Dark Knights of the Sith but, sencing her power, they dared not give her a second glance. And most of the Sith Lords of the Black Ziggurat were busy with the mission debriefings from Tatooine.
"You! Come here!", Mennai demanded of a young Sith Knight that passed her. "I'll have your name... Now."
"Yes, my lady. I am Darth Korlax.", the young Knight replied hurriedly, sencing Mennai's superior power.
She played on his doubts and fears. "Korlax? This isn't a Sith name!"
"No, my lady, it is not... I am still a junior Knight and haven't yet earned my Sith name.", the young Knight replied almost timidly.
"You are mine untill I tell you otherwise.", she stated, not leaving any room for dispute.
Should his master come looking for him, then Mennai would be responsible for him, but untill then, he dared not refuse her. "Of course, my lady. My life and service are yours."
"Lead me to Darth Kahlass' quarters immediatly."
"Of course, my lady.", Korlax replied hurriedly, clearly terrified for his life, in the presance of this superior Knight of the Sith.
Once at Kahlass' unoccupied quarters, Mennai dismissed her new temporary aprentice offhandedly. Surely he would die for allowing himself to be manipulated by Mennai when his Master became aware of Mennai's trechory and soon afterwards, his master would come for her. She only hoped she could reach her own master before too many Sith were after her.
She searched Lord Kahlass' quarters quickly and soon found his new datapad of the stolen Rebel information that the Sith had died protecting on Tatooine. With the datapad in hand, she quickly made her way out of Kahlass' quarters in haste. In the remote chance that this was not the last copy or that the data had already been shared, at least the Alliance would know what data was potentially compromised. Now all that remained was to make the rendezvous with her Master a few kilometers outside of the new Imperial Center...
TAG: GZ and/or GJ125
OOC: Unfortionally it also on the Ship's Computer. Close, but no cigar. BTW if anyone minds this do say so.
After the theft was Discovered
Korlax' dead body sat before his master, who saber had just recently removed his head from his body. He would inform the new Lord Kahlass once the high Sith Council was done meeting. Untill then he would not dare to disrupt a meeting, anyone that did so was quickyl diciplened, and with the Sith that meant death. To protect what ever else Lord Kahlass might have had he sent a coupld of the Sith Knights to gaurd his ship, while he himself went to investigate the quarters.
Black Ziggurat, Audience Chamber
Inside the Audience Chamber, Inquisitor Uxial stepped up to the mediator's podium.
There were eight SITH BLACK GUARDS inside the Audience chamber.
There were six SITH LORDS that comprised of the 'live' panel.
The dim lighting and their heavy hoods concealed their faces well.
Inquisitor Uxial spoke.
"Hail the Emperor my Lords...the inquiry panel is officially opened. We are here to hear first hand testimonies concerning the failed Shadow Reaver mission and the Grey Jedi.
All present have seen the Mnemonic Extractor holo-recordings and would now hear from Both Vransha Killar and Lord Kahlass.
Vransha Killar's dais was dimly illuminated, revealing his presence in the chamber.
"You may begin your queries my Lords."Inquisitor Uxial motioned officially.
"My first question is for apprentice Vransha Killar..."
The human male voice came from the SITH LORD in the very middle. It was a straightforward, militaristic sound.
"Why did you not fight the Grey Jedi and opted only to observe them? Was not your mission objective to engage and eliminate the enemy?"
Elsewhere within the Black Ziggurat
The Sith Furies are a special security force of 'Sith Witches'.
Their Job is to monitor the emotional fluxes within the Black Ziggurat.
Many emotions permiate the gigantic structure, but certain ones are not welcomed and raise 'alarms'.
Fear is one of them.
The Furies sensing fear, reached out clairvoyantly with the Force to pinpoint the source.
A young Sith looked behind him nervously as he quickly exited the sector designated for guest quarters, radiating a great amount of fear as he seemed to flee.
Immediately a security team was mobilized to investigate and intercept him.
Ironically, the boy ran into his Master to whom he could not hope to deceive and soon payed the price for his folly.
The security team moved on to secure Lord Kahlass' personal effects.
Now they were searching for the female SITH that had manipulated the unfortunate apprentice.
Black Ziggurat, Audience Chamber
Vransha prepared to answer Inquisitor Uxial but he hesitated. It was unusual, he had nothing to hide and was prepared to tell the High Sith Council everything that had come to pass on Tatooine. Why then was he hesitating?
At that moment he knew the answer. He felt a great evil, the greatest he had ever felt. And yet, he had felt it before many times in the past.
The great doors to the Audience Chamber swung open with force. An evil howling passed with a strong wind as a cloaked human entered the chamber.
Cloaked Figure: "He did not fight the Grey Jedi because they were already outnumbered. There were many Sith, some Masters too... The Sith should have been able to achieve victory even without Vransha's help. As it were however, whether Vransha interfered or not the outcome would have been the same."
"The reason for failure is either due to incompetence or the fact that these Grey Jedi are indeed most powerful."
"By observing rather than fighting Vransha was able to stay alive and report back to the Sith Order. I believe this is more important that the mission's completion. Further, he had the chance to witness the leader of the Grey Jedi in battle, such first hand contact is valuable indeed and could provide some insight into further plans to destroy our enemies."
"In a way Vransha Killar had accomplished more than would have been expected. As a Sith Apprentice he was more wise than Lord Scythe who had engaged the enemy and perished. No doubt however that you all will take this into account."
As the cloaked figue spoke, Vransha felt as though he had captured the essence of what he himself felt but would have had difficulty expressing into words. In any case he was pleased to see his Master gain, the Sith Lord Darth Obdurate.
Black Ziggurat, Audience Chamber
Kahlass would have none of this. He walked forward unasked for, uncalled for, fury in his eyes.
"How dare you! You foul creature. You scorn of the Force. If indeed it was the Shadow's mission to merely OBSERVE then that would have been stated in the mission. Vransha Killar is not a hero as you would portray him."
"What are you implying Ascendant?" Sith Lord Obdurate questioned coldly.
"I imply nothing, I assert, no I ACCUSE I accuse this creature of the greatest weakness, cowardice. You were not there; you could not feel their power. Indeed we outnumbered them, but they drew upon the force in new levels, in more power than you can imagine. I, then still just a Blackguard, could have told you the outcome of that battle. I joined to sway the tide, to help my fellow Sith, because I thought that with me, perhaps in arrogance, I could turn the tides and allow us to slay them, the power-hungry fools. No Sith turns down a chance to slay his enemies! And indeed these Grey Jedi are our enemies, as much or more than the rebel alliance and the Jedi. So lord as I stated earlier, there is no honor, no 'heroism' in this pathetic excuse for a life-form. He is merely an obvious result of failed training, cowardly and not worthy of the Sith name."
TAG: GJ125, LSA
Edit: Changed Her to Him
Black Ziggurat, Audience Chamber
"OREDER! ORDER! WE SHALL HAVE ORDER!!"
Shouted Inquisitor Uxial.
She was forced to release a whisp of her Faleen pheromones to calm the increasingly agitated and obviously male occupants within the Audience Chamber.
She also used the Force to enhance the authority in her Voice.
She fixed a stern gaze upon him.
"Another Outburst like that will only serve to your detriment...i truely recommend you do not disrespect your peers so openly. We are genuinly intereseted in your comments,but do not force me to declare you in contempt of SITH LAW...am i clear, my Lord.?"
Lord Kahlass was seething at the intrusion. He believed that he was right,but so was the Inquisitor.He decided to let silence speak for him.
"I will interpret your retisence as a sign of agreement." She said.
Then turned to face the new arrival.
"Hail the Emperor...this panel recognizes Sith Lord Darth Obdurate."
"Lord Obdurate, you're words are recognized and appreciated,but your apprentice is not on trial; as i stated,Both Vransha Killar and Lord Kahlass view points and opinions are of interest here...you are welcomed to join the panel and issue your own questions,but do not interject again...."
A Divan was made available for Lord Obdurate and he strode to take his place by the panel.
"Lord Kahlass, If you wish to interject...say that you "object" for future reference...you're opinions have been noted."
"Now...Vransha, I believe Lord Xoryen asked you a question."
Black Ziggurat, Audience Chamber
As the Sith panel continued its debriefing of the two survivors of the Tatooine disaster with the Grey Jedi, a dark, armored figure watched and listened in absolute silence. He watched on with the kind of quiet interest one might expect from a military tactician as he was. Darth Veruul was the founder of the elite fighting group commisioned by the Emperor himself, called the Sith Troopers. Storm troopers with Sith training, they were a hybrid of the two groups, answerable directly to the Emperor.
Darth Veruul, a Sith Lord and one time aprentice to Darth Thrawn, watched from behind his Sith trooper mask that he always wore with his Sith trooper armor. It was a variation of the Storm trooper armor with a slightly different mask but black with a deep red body suit beneath it where the Storm troopers wore a black body suit. He wore the emblem of the ancient Sith empire on each shoulder as clasps for his flowing black cape. His shining red Chiss eyes were obscured by the mask of his helmet but they held the look of interest and scrutiny as he listened and watched.
As the inquisition went on, Darth Veruul listened to every detail, analising tactics and motivations behind every move made at the botched mission to Tatooine so that he may soon lead his Sith troopers against the Grey Jedi abombinations and wipe them out once and for all...
OOC: I just wanted to send this to introduce the Sith Trooper. They are a group of elite Sith wariors commisioned by the Emperor before the Empire reached it's current state. They are answerable to the Emperor only but are integrated into the Sith and Imperial Navy's chains of command. Trained as both Storm Troopers and Sith, they are the most elite of the Empire's elite. Sith Lord Troopers wear black armor over a deep red body glove with a black cape atatched by Sith emblem clasps. Sith Knight Troopers wear identical armor with a medium red body glove with no cape.
EDIT: Accidental double post.
Inside the Black Ziggurat
The Sith Furies had clairvoyantly sighted a female that fit the now dead Sith Apprentice Korlax description.She was heading towards a landing platform.
A security team was sent to intercept as the area was also sealed off and exits were shut down and made inaccesible.
Sith Lord Tempest was beside himself with fury at the audacity of this female sith. He demanded her life!
He wasted no time hurrying to the suspected location, he knew a short cut that would get him there ahead of the security team.
OOC: Still alive. I am typing up a series of posts on my computer. This will save time so I don't have to post bits of it everyday. Once I have it done, the time frame will be about a week, maybe two weeks long when I am in this one major battle. I should have it up within a week or two, maybe 3 depending on football. See you all then.
Black Ziggurat, Audience Chamber
In the final analysis, it was evident that the GreyJedi were indeed manipulating the Force on levels never before exhibited by either Jedi or Sith.
The issue would be brought before the Emperor.
With the debriefing concluded,Vransha Killar was free and under the jurisdiction of his recently arrived Master,Sith Lord Darth Obdurate.
Lord Kahlass was approached by a chief of security and informed of the situation concerning a theft in his quarters.
A security team was currently in persuit of the perpetrator.
"Damn them, Damn them all, they try to foil me in the end. No matter, the only important piece of equipment I owned was the data on that datacard, it is still on the ships computer, but I did not expect the Grey Jedi to be able to strike here."
"Yes My Lord." the officer said, obviously bored with Kahlass' ramblings.
"Go, bring him to be when he is found, ohh and do yourself a favor, skewer yourself on your own saber before I do it with mine for you lack of respect." Kahlass said malice and cold anger in his voice.
The Sith Guard hurried away, terrified in the extreme, while Kahlass? headed back to the ship and prepared to transfer the data onto the secure computers in the Black Ziggurat, he would allow no chance of theft this time.
When he arrived at his ship he started the transfer and went back t his quarters, still expecting a personal summons by the Emperor, as he did not think that the man in his dreams had merely been a figment of his imagination, and only a few men in this universe had that kind of power, not even he did, and he recognized it. He would not admit to being weak, but he would admit superior mastery of the force in his masters.
Mennai knew that the Sith were on to her. Her danger sence in the Force was going crazy and she knew that her mission didn't go as stealthily as she may have hoped. She was prepared for this however and knew before she entered the Black Ziggurat that this was a likely happening on this mission. She continued towards the exit of the Sith compound at a swift but casual march so as to not draw any attention from those around her that didn't know to look for her. No one could feel fear in her because she felt none. She knew that her Master was close by and that he would do everything in his power to see that she was home on Endor soon, enjoying the comfort of her home, the Grey Jedi Temple. Antar would not allowe her to be harmed. This thought filled her with confidence and power. The Dark side of the Force permiated her being and she continued onwards to the nearest exit of the Black Ziggurat.
Unfortunatly, her escape would not go unchallenged and she felt a gathering ahead of her and more behind and all around her converging on her position. The Sith knew where she was and would soon be upon her and in numbers. "I won't be able to make the rendezvous, Master... It seems that I may need you to come to me.", she whispered to herself, knowing that the words would not reach her master but the thoughts behind them would. All she had to do was hold out long enough for Antar to get to her...
I cannot escape. Come to me., Antar felt through the Force. It was Mennai and she was in danger. Perched on the ledge of one of Corruscants many towering buildings, Antar lept into the dark void that lead towards the planet's surface. He fell for hundreds of meters, guiding his decent with subtle manipulations of the Force and he soared as though he had wings. Urged on by the Force, he crossed the again crowded traffic lanes of Corruscant's skies that had recovered since the Yuuzhan Vong attack nearly a decade prior. He pushed himself onwards, closing the kilometers of distance between himself and his Sith aprentice, outrunning much of the speeder traffic that cluttered the sky. Soon, he landed at a wall of the Black Ziggurat as though he'd only taken a single step to arrive at the position. No sooner than his feet touched down on the ground, his lightsaber was drawn and cutting a new doorway into the thick wall of the Sith compound. He hacked ans slashed furiously, making an entrance at an unguarded point in the Ziggurat so as to expedite Mennai retrieval.
"So... The Master comes for the aprentice.", Darth Veruul commented as he observed Antar's arrival at the Black Ziggurat's outter wall. "Loyalty... An admirable trait, but also a weakness to be exploited.", he added. Sitting at his desk, he flipped a switch. "Commander. I want you to prepare a squad immediatly and report to sector 213B. You are to remain there and be on guard.", Veruul ordered.
The comm panel on his desk crackled for a moment followed by a voice. "As ordered, General.", the Commander replied.
In his otherwise unoccupied command room, Darth Veruul allowed a synister smile that was concealed by his Sith Trooper helmet. He knew that he was sending a squad of his Sith Knight Troopers to certain death, but the inteligence he gathered would be invaluable... He would offer the head of the leader of the Grey Jedi to his Emperor on a platter... Victory would be his...
OOC; Ok, we need to set up some more rules here, no offence Antar but how the heck did you get yourself, the most powerful force user, onto courscaunt without getting sensed, alos we nee to have lead up posts, like you should have posted the infiltration, not just made up charcterinside the Black Zig, anyway that's my rant fdor the night, moving on....
OOC: It's a fair question and I've always said that everyone's free to voice their opinions.
The best answer I can give is that being the most powerful Force user, he could cloak his presance... And I'm thinking that his distance from the Zig would also help in hiding his presance... Just thoughts...
About the infiltration, you're right... There should have been something of a lead up. When I wrote the post about the infiltration, I thought it game it dramatic effect to "fade" in where the infiltration was already underway.
In the future, I'll try to have more lead up.
As for characters inside the Zig, do you mean Darth Veruul?