It is in the deepest, darkest parts of the Eastern Sector that The Tatters flap.It is well below the gleaming spires where the wealthy and well regarded walk on the clouds. It is where the poor, the desperate, and the savage walk. It is not an unholy sound, but like a banner beaten in a heavy wind. However, if that sound comes to your ears, it is the unholiest of omens. I have heard it. I have been judged by it. And, I thank the Force that it passed me over. Others have not been as lucky. I have seen the evidence; the hollow, emaciated bodies lying in the street. If one gets deep enough, low enough, dark enough, the authorities, civil or investigative, won't come running even when the bodies start to pile up. The Tatters is not a species per se. It is a sound without form; a disembodied terror which only takes a nebulous shape as it siphons the Force energy from its victim. When I first heard it, the sound was low, a flap, flap, flapping. It got louder as I ran. The harder I ran, the louder it got. Until it was beating in my ears, but less a flapping, that a ripping. It was a horrible ripping as one could only imagine the rending of flesh from bone. It was deafening. I finally stopped. I stood on a catwalk, above an open pipeline of sewage flowing below. The sound and the smell were driving me to mad. That was when the Tatters showed itself. It held no form that I could discern. It was misty red and gaseous. I could see small sparks like lightening that seemed deep inside it and far away from me. It hovered before me and then lurched forward to engulf me. My entire body seized and and I was lifted up, though the tips of my toes still touched the ground. I could feel every cell in my body invaded, as if plundered by ancient barbarians. Whatever The Tatters was looking for, it did not appear to find it in me. Suddenly, the cacophonous noise ceased and I was released and fell against the railing of the catwalk, nearly going over. I fell hard to the grated floor completely exhausted. Why had the Tatters spared me? Was my Force energy sour? Was it somehow more tainted that those I had seen decomposing in the dark doorways above? I could not understand why... Later, I supposed, that my Force energy may have been more pure than the level the Tatters sought. To my knowledge, I am the only one to walk away from such and encounter. However, if I did, there would have to be others. Wouldn't there?