Title: The Saber of Naga Sadow Author(s): Yuna_Kenobi Timeframe: 35 years before TPM Characters: Qui-Gon, Dooku, Yoda and everybody else Genre: Action, Adventure Keywords: Kotor, Qui-Gon, Epic Battles Summary: A Jin family legend spurs Qui-Gon on nearly fifteen years of searching Rating: PG, sci-fi violence, minimal romance and some intense images Notes: Don?t read if you don?t understand KoTOR at least somewhat IC: Qui-Gon Jin looked around the attic of his family?s small apartment. He saw a book, amidst the garbage that got thrown up here. It was an old holo-book, an the dark moldy leather cover and the chilling wind beating the transparent plasteel windows gave the scene at least to five year-old Qui-Gon a horrific depiction. But no amount of Fear would deter him; he had heard a rumor from his cousin. He had to know the truth. Or was it just a rumor? A joke made from the incapability of his mind? His cousins were too nice to do that. They were after all girls? But he had to know. And now he held his only chance to know?for all his life had been so far, he felt a boundless elation. Then he heard a scuffling behind him? He whirled around, if it were mother he would be stuck in his room until standard summer ended. It was his Grandpa, in his pajamas. He spoke in his old and fragile but somehow firm voice, ?It?s past your bedtime.? Qui-Gon nodded. ?But Grandpa, I had to know.? The old man grinned, ?You?re just like you?re sister.? Then he frowned. ?Before some Jedi washout killed her?? a tear trickled down his face. ?Oh, you didn?t come up here to listen about siblings you?ll never see.? He sat down across from him in the cramped attic space. ?It started a long time ago. About 20000 years ago a man named Naga Sadow fell to the Dark Side. He had been a Jedi and so this lose was greatly felt by them. ?As time passed many more Jedi joined his cause. Soon he had amassed an army bigger than all others in the galaxy combined. But then the Sith Lords disappeared and the fleets with them.? Qui-Gon spoke up, ?Where did they go?? His Grandpa smiled. ?No one knows, but later two men named Revan and Malak found how they had done it.? ?How?? His Grandpa leaned back. ?We don?t know. Because the Sith returned and they destroyed the histories of that era and killed everyone who knew. Then the Sith disappeared and the thing that they had used was destroyed. The only knowledge that survived was, ?The saber of the Star Forge?s master lies with him.?? Qui-Gon thought about this. ?What is the Star Forge?? ?I believe personally that it was the thing they used to create their fleets. But I don?t know.? ?But what does his saber have to do with anything?? His brow furled. ?Some say the Myth Stone on Korriban, which had the last of the knowledge about Revan and Malak, also says that the Saber is the key to the Life, Death and use of the Star Forge.? He patted Qui-Gon. ?Now off to bed.? Qui-Gon looked up at the young padawan. ?Yes?? he asked in his fifteen year-old voice. The padawan looked at him a moment, expecting more. ?The council wishes your presence.? He stood up to his full height of six feet and three inches and stepped away from the meditation mat and strode to the door. Qui-Gon stepped from the council chambers in silent elation. He must have been the youngest padawan to take the trials and succeed. He made his way to his rooms to start his preparations? That night at diner Yoda came up to him. ?Come with me, you will.? He followed the Elder Jedi Master. As they came to the youngling training rooms he asked, ?Yoda, are you asking me to take a padawan?? The old Jedi turned to him. ?A Master you are, a padawan you need.? ?Yoda, I?m not going to be taking an apprentice yet.? The Master revealed no surprise. ?Very well.? Qui-Gon looked out across the sand dunes of Korriban. He thought to himself, Where is it? Then he touched the Force and leaped from the cliff, he dropped at least two hundred feet.