Title: Dark Currents 2: Vengeance Author: Darth_Furio Main Time frame: 380 ABY to 420 ABY Characters: All OC’s with mention of Saga and EU characters from Legends Genre: Alternate Universe. Jedi vs. Sith Hi everyone. I've been gone for awhile and after putting together another story for these characters I'm finally ready to share again. These characters are favourites of mine now and there is still a lot of me in one of them. This is sequel to my previous story called Dark Currents which can be found HERE There's obviously new characters and many old ones whose story I wanted to continue in this big beautiful galaxy that George Lucas started and Disney continued to grow. The first few chapters will start with past events that predate the events of the previous story and delve into the new character's histories. Thanks for the views, and please comment if you'd like to. To my usual crew. @WarmNyota_SweetAyesha @AzureAngel2 @earlybird-obi-wan ____________ Dramatis Personae Marcus Dal Colle/Darth Nephros: Dark Lord of the Sith (Human Male) Vikka Gratua: Jedi Master (Human Female) Daniel Gratua: Force Sensitive (Human Male) Amera Ronal: Force Sensitive (Mirialan Female) Praxis / the Archivist: Sith Lord (Human Male) Lorn Nyeb: Sith Lord (Human Male) Darius Baron: Jedi Master (Human Male) Trip Vrand: Jedi Master (Human Male) Joy Tenor: Jedi Grand Master (Human Female) Taric Raywood: Admiral: Imperial Navy (Human Male) Vidor Dalporte: Emperor of the New Galactic Empire (Human Male) Luther Fiuggi: Commander CSF Special Forces (Nikto Male) Orala Ronal: Force Sensitive (Mirialan Female) Bail Exas: Jedi Master (Human Male) Brea Sai: Force Sensitive (Togruta Female) Foreword Should the sins of past generations haunt those generations of the future? Are past sins a curse or a gift? It depends on how we use them. Star Wars: Dark Currents Two, Part One: Aftermath Chapter One, Part 1: Terminator Region, Ryloth, 398 ABY Amera Ronal buried her head within her father’s chest. All the Mirialan could hear within the compound was the screams of terrified beings and a low pitched hum. The little girl believed a monster had come to take her away and all she could do was hold on to her father as tight as she could so the monster would not get her. She was also afraid because she could not see where her mother was. Amera had been playing with her father in the greenhouse, which she called the ‘forest room.’ She went from playing in that room to hearing screams and then running outside of it and seeing a scary man with a scary sword that was made of blue light as it hurt her friends. Amera was happy when she finally heard her mother’s voice. “Dinar what’s going on?” She asked her husband. “A Jedi has come. He’s gone mad! He’s killed Tarok and his two men at the front blast door.” “Killed? Did they attack him?” Orala Ronal asked. “The Jedi are supposed to be pacifists not executioners.” “This man seems to have different ideas. Take Amera into the caves, save yourselves.” “What about you?” “I’m going to buy you time. If he senses Amera’s connection he’ll take her.” “No, come with us. We can run together.” “No my love. He’s too close. Take Amera and get out of here. I’ll find you later.” Dinar lied knowing that this insane Jedi would most likely be his end. However, he had to think about his wife and daughter first no matter the cost. Amera had a powerful connection to the Force and if this Jedi felt her power he would no doubt take her away from them. Dinar prayed to the Force that his sacrifice would save them both. “No Daddy, come with us, don’t leave us.” Amera cried. “I’ll never leave you Ami, but I have to do this so you and mommy can be safe.” “Dinar.” Orala kissed her husband and they tapped their foreheads together. It was something they had done since they were young lovers and they never stopped the small embrace. “I love you.” “I love you too. Now, get out of here.” Dinar and Orala were Force sensitive but could not wield it like a Jedi. In these times of the Jedi Imperial Act they joined the Prophets of the Dark Side for the protection they provided. The group may have been a cult for some but they took care of their own and provided for all. The Jedi and Empire would round up Force sensitive beings and either make them Jedi or have them arrested if they suspected that there was any chance that the wielders could turn to the Dark Side of the Force. It was a brutal way to maintain control but it had worked for almost three centuries. When their daughter Amera was born they could immediately feel that the child had a much stronger connection to the Force than they did. It was essential to hide Amera as they did not want their daughter to have Jedi’s life. Or at the very least, have Amera choose for herself. The family moved from city to city for five years on Mirial before they fled their home planet to Ryloth which was in the Outer Rim and had little in the way of Imperial activity. Dinar worked a job at the docks while Orala stayed home with Amera until they were discovered by a Twi’lek girl named Jeila Wam’kodo. She was also a Force sensitive who was running from her family. Her older brother was a rising captain within the Imperial Navy. Jeila was afraid that her connection to the Force could harm her brother’s career as her powers were beginning to get out of her control. Jeila introduced them to the Prophets and the family had lived among them for a year. Jeila would disappear and would never be heard from again. The Prophets had taught Dinar and Orala how to control their own powers and made them quite adept at using the Force in rudimentary ways. Telekinesis was Dinar’s forte while Orala was skilled at Telekinesis and she would have occasional visions of the future through the Force. Orala furthered her knowledge and training of the visions as she would see things that disturbed her in her sleep. What seemed like dreams and nightmares turned into vivid visions that made Orala feel like she was within them. The visions made her feel anxious, distressed, and so she wanted to control those feelings with extra training. Even though the training was limited to the few teachers within the Prophets, Dinar and Orala eventually plateaued at a certain point. However, Amera was very different. Amera was taught about her powers and how to use them to the best of the Prophet’s abilities. Dinar refused to leave his daughter in the dark regarding her Force sensitivity. Considering her obvious power, it was essential that Amera learned how to control the Force. Even though the child was five years-old, in that year with the Prophets, Amera’s abilities were honed more and more. Her ability in telekinesis had already surpassed her parent’s capabilities at age six. She was gifted with a powerful connection that Dinar and Orala feared may one day become a curse. Tarok had always said that Amera could be a prospect for the Jedi if they had ever sensed her presence. Her parents felt differently. Orala and Amera ran through the network of caves that led to a ravine that ran beside a river which supplied precious fresh water to the capital, Lessu. Amera stopped in the cave and looked back to see if her father was following but something was telling her that he was not. Orala had already felt her husband falling in the battle. She could no longer feel his presence in the Force and she did not want to devastate Amera right now. Orala needed her daughter to focus on escaping and to keep moving. She would tell her daughter about Dinar at a better time. An opening at the end of the tunnel appeared and the fresh air welcomed Orala and Amera. She tried the best she could to reach out with the Force to see if they were being followed, they were not. However, she felt multiple presences not too far away. Orala guessed that the attackers were still in the compound Amera tugged on her mother’s robes and looked upon her mother with damp and reddened eyes. “We’re never going to see papa again are we?” Amera asked already knowing the answer. “Did you feel him in the Force Amera?” Orala was not going to sugar coat anything now that the child had obviously felt her father passing through the Force. “I don’t feel papa’s hugs anymore.” That was Amera’s way of describing feeling her parent’s presences in the Force. “I’m sorry baby. You’re papa did it to save us. He sacrificed himself so we could live. We’ll never forget him.” “I feel the bad man mama. He’s angry at other people. Two more new people are in our home now.” “That’s why we have to get away Amera. Come on.” *** Lessu, Ryloth – 409 ABY, 11 Years Later. Amera and Orala walked onto the balcony of their apartment building which overlooked a small park where the children of their living complex played. It was one of the few recreational areas for children in their neighbourhood. Amera and Orala lived on one of Lessu’s smaller and less expensive turrets, but at least they had a park. This day was the eleventh anniversary of Dinar’s death at the hands of the fallen Jedi Lorn Nyeb. They knew the man’s name now as he was one of the Sith Lords that had attempted a coup on Coruscant for control of the Empire just a few years before. There were few details, but from what the holo-net and the resident rumor starters had said, Lorn Nyeb had vanished in the aftermath and had not been seen since. Emperor Dalporte had been a fair man during his tenure. There had been some backlash to his policies when he raised taxes on the wealthiest citizens in the core and mid-rim systems. The backlash had not come from the common folk as their taxes remained the same and they admired Dalporte, who donated three years’ worth of his salary to the rebuilding of the Fobosi Medical Centre on Coruscant and the various medical facilities in Oridin City on Fondor after their respective destructions during the war. With the extra tax funds, Dalporte had rebuilt much of Oridin City on Fondor and many of Coruscant’s war torn residential areas. The emperor had also resupplied and re-staffed the Coruscanti Security Force as well as Fleet Admiral Taric Raywood’s new Imperial navy. Dalporte had commissioned a number of ships including two massive star destroyers that were modelled from the structure of the Tiber. Fondor’s shipyards were also rebuilt to help stimulate the economy as well. Even the senate was busy again as all galactic decisions were put to a democratic vote. The results of senate votes were made into law unless forty-nine percent of the vote was against the bill. A review would be held and argued and then the Emperor would make a final decision. However, every system was now afforded only one representative in the senate and an alternate if the prime senator was away from Coruscant. This measure dispatched most of the bureaucracy of the past senate regimes and helped move the government’s business along. Each system continued to have voted in regional governors that ran the individual systems on the planet and they all reported directly to their senators who would then raise any issues in the Senate. The Jedi had had their temple rebuilt and the Jedi-Imperial Act had been thrown out across the galaxy. No longer did Force users have to live in fear of their abilities and wonder if they would be thrown in prison or detained. The Jedi Order itself had begun its own healing process immediately as a Jedi Master named Bail Exas had returned from Ossus after the war with dozens of Padawan learners and Jedi younglings. Grand Master Joy Tenor continued to lead the Order with a close working relationship to the emperor. Those Force users that wanted to join the Jedi Order were almost immediately accepted and those that were Force sensitive that did not want to be Jedi were given the right to do so. However, their activities were still monitored if they had turned to lives of crime or they committed questionable and illegal acts. The Jedi Grand Master had become more of a public figure in the past few years to help with public relations and keep the Jedi in a positive light throughout the galaxy. Master Joy was present at many of Emperor Dalporte’s media conferences that pertained to Jedi business and galactic defence issues. There had been another round of criticism towards Force users after the events of the war, specifically on Fondor and Coruscant. Three powerful Dark Side users were allowed to wreak havoc across the galaxy and the Jedi had seemed almost powerless to stop them until the very last battle. The usurper Cyrax was said to be killed during the fighting and his apprentice had vanished. Lorn Nyeb was a wanted man but his long absence was a sign that perhaps the fallen Jedi was gone for good. There were very few details about the third Sith. Some beings went as far as saying that he was a fiction created by the Jedi to cover up yet another fallen Jedi Knight. The truth about the massive Sith who fought the Jedi and Cyrax during the war was elusive. The higher taxes on the wealthy had ultimately led to consecutive years of economic prosperity for the galaxy. Normal beings Like Orala and Amera were finding work and raising their families in a peaceful society. Orala was working in a local food market and Amera attended the CSF academy on Ryloth. Amera was a gifted student who progressed quickly through her studies and had been noticed by the CSF academy as well as Cor-Sec’s recruiters from Corellia. She choose the CSF due to their scholarship offer. Orala made a decent living but not enough to pay for an academy tuition. Thankfully Amera had taken care of that. The next part of their lives had everything to do with moving to Coruscant. Orala wanted her daughter to move on with her life and Amera wanted to take care of her mother. In the end Orala had won and Amera would leave her mother on Ryloth.