Title: Legacy of the Sith (Book 3): The Lands of the Dead Author: YodaKenobi Timeframe: Post-New Jedi Order, 32 ABY Characters: Anakin Solo, Jacen, Jaina, Tahiri, H/L, L/M, Kyp, Jag,everyone else who's ever been seen, spoken, or mentioned in a SW story Genre: Adventure, Mystery Keywords: Spaceman Spiff Summary: A mysterious empire controled by a Sith Lord from deep in the Unknown Regions has become a part of the Galactic Alliance and is determined to destroy the Jedi Order. Notes: This is the sequel to "The Age of Heroes" and "Exodus." Don't let the prologue fool you, Legacy of the Sith takes place 3 years after my New Jedi Order AU series ("Revolution," "The Eighth Cortex," and "The Living Force"— links in my profile) which replace "The Final Prophecy," and "The Unifying Force," an an alternate ending to the NJO. For new readers unsure about jumping into something that's already covered a lot of ground— don't worry! Background information will be given as we go so it won't be difficult to follow. This story takes place 6 months after the events of "Exodus," which puts us in late 32 ABY.during the "Raithian Wars"— a period long ignored. Dramatis Personae Aero Gin; bounty hunter (female, unknown species) Alema Rar; Sith Acolyte (female Twi'lek) Anakin Solo; Jedi Knight (male human) Ayddar Nylykerka; Galactic Alliance intelligence director (male Tammarian) Baliss Phlora; Jedi Apprentice (female human) Ben Skywalker; Jedi Student (male human) Boba Fett; bounty hunter (male human) Booster Terrik; captain, Errant Venture (male human) Brosh; commander of Thrawn's household phalanx (male Chiss) C-3PO; protocol droid Cakhmaim; Leia Solo's bodyguard (male Noghri) Callista Ming; Sith Acolyte (female human) Cilghal; Jedi Master, prisoner (female Mon Calamari) Corssa; Imperial Commander (female Chiss) Dorrin Kogg; senate speaker (male Sermarian) Emala; war profiteer (female Squib) Evlyn Tabory; agent of the Chief Syndic (female human) Faybol; Darth Malig's Hand (male Kuhr) Ferani; Tenel Ka's Chamberlain (female human) Fyor Rodan; Chief of State of the Galactic Alliance (male human) Garm Bel Iblis; general (male human) Ghost; Imperial Stormtrooper (male human) Gijjle Vo Mio; Lady of Treasure (female Twi'lek) Grees; war profiteer (male Squib) H'sishi; crewmember, Wild Karrde (female Togorian) Han Solo; captain, Millennium Falcon (male human) Harrow; Sith Alchemist (male Rezor) Hunter; Imperial Stormtrooper (male human) Jacen Solo/Darth Havok; Sith Apprentice, General of the Raithian Armies, and First King of the Hapes Consortium (male human) Jagged Fel; CEDF Commander (male human) Jaina Solo; Jedi Knight (female human) Jer'um; Raithian Commander (male human) Jorj Car'das; former smuggler (male human) Jysella Horn; Sith Acolyte (female human) Kenth Hamner; Jedi Master, prisoner (male human) Kirana Ti; Jedi Master (female human) Khrom; Lord of Law (male, unknown species) Kurol; shared consciousness of Faybol's brood Kyle Katarn; Jedi Master (male human) Kyp Durron; Jedi Master (male human) Kyrn; Colonel, Chiss Expansionary Defense Fleet (female Chiss) Lando Calrissian; entrepreneur (male human) Leia Organa Solo; Jedi Knight (female human) Lorra Klorne; Commander, Galactic Alliance Fourth Fleet (female human) Lowbacca; Sith Acolyte (male Wookiee) Luke Skywalker; Jedi Master, prisoner (male human) Maichen; child (female human) Malig; Dark Lord of the Sith (male, unknown species) Mara Jade Skywalker; Jedi Master (female human) Malachor; prisoner (male human) Marekk; Lord of Lords (male human) Meewalh; Leia's bodyguard (female Noghri) Mirax Horn; art dealer (female human) Nyll; Commander of Raithian Elite Commandos (male human) Na'rul Thun; smuggler (male Gotal) Oaxley; Lieutenant, Chiss Expansionary Defense Fleet (male Chiss) Octa Ramis; Jedi Master (female human) Orad Guthree; farmer (male human) Otakahn Rai; Lord of Magic (male humanoid) Pyke; prisoner (male Zabrak) R2-D2; astromech droid Raynar Thul; Sith Acolyte (male human) Reevor Dactoy; Lord of Machines (male Kel Dor) Relequy A'Kla; senator (female Caamasi) S1-D1; Tendrando Arm's decoy droid S2-D4; Tendrando Arm's decoy droid Saba Sebatyne; Jedi Master (female Barabel) Salo; prisoner (male, unknown species) Sayge; captain, the Exodus (male human) Sha; Lady of Creed (female Spindo) Shada D'ukal; Talon Karrde's business associate (female human) Sligh; war profiteer (male Squib) Soontir Fel; Chief Syndic, Chiss Expansionary Defense Fleet (male human) Strack; colonel, Raithian Army (male, species unknown) Streen; Jedi Master (male human) Strafe; Imperial Stormtrooper (male human) Ta'a Chume; former Queen Mother of the Hapes Consortium (female human) Ta'laam Ranth; Minister of State (male Gotal) Tahiri Veila; Jedi Knight, prisoner (female human) Talon Karrde; independent information broker (male human) Tekli; Jedi Knight (female Chadra-Fan) Tenel Ka Djo; Jedi Knight and Queen Mother of the Hapes Consortium (female human) Tionne; Jedi Master (female human) Tesar Sebatyne; Jedi Knight (male Barabel) Than Ulgran; director, Galactic Alliance Security (male human) Thrawn; former Imperial Grand Admiral (male Chiss) Traest Kre'fey; Admiral, Galactic Alliance Fifth Fleet (male Bothan) Tresina Lobi; Jedi Master, prisoner (female Chev) Triebakk; senator (male Wookiee) Trima-ogo Iamodi; Lord of Alchemy (male Glyphix) Tweeter; Jaina's astromech droid Valin Horn; Jedi Knight (male human) Vergere; former Jedi Knight (female Fosh)* Vigorn; Head of the Queen Mother's Royal Guard (male human) Voss Parck; Admiral, Empire of the Hand (male human) Vox; Raithian Admiral (male human) Wampa; Imperial Stormtrooper (male human) Wedge Antilles; retired general (male human) Wrev Caster; Jedi Knight (male human) Zekk; Sith Acolyte (male human) Zil Bahete; Lady of Wisdom (female human) *deceased "You are forever lost to the worlds you knew. Your friends mourn, your father rages, your mother weeps. Your life has been terminated; a line of division has been drawn between you and everything you have ever known. You have seen the terminator that sweeps across the face of a planet, the twilit divison between night and day? You have crossed that line, Jacen Solo. The bright fields of day are forever past. "There are no Jedi here. I am your guide through the lands of the dead."— Vergere, Traitor. Darkness wrapped around Anakin like a cloak and whispered to him like a mother. It promised him a face of durasteel and a heart of ferrocrete. It offered him supernovas of power and the unflinching will to use it. He had been to this place before, often. It was his oldest dream, perhaps dreamed for the first time when the clone of the Emperor Palpatine touched him through his mother's womb. And when he learned about his namesake, his grandfather Vader, the dreams grew stronger, more detailed. He saw futures in which he was grown, his blue eyes gone as gray as hull plating. He saw himself in Darth Vader's mask, the Knight of Darkness reborn.— Anakin's dream, Edge of Victory: Conquest. "Darth Plagueis was a Dark Lord of the Sith, so powerful and so wise, he could use the Force to influence the midi-chlorians to create life. He had such a knowledge of the dark side, he could even keep the ones he cared about from dying." "He could actually save people from death?" "The Dark Side of the Force is a pathway to many abilities... Some considered to be unnatural."— Palpatine and Anakin Skywalker, Revenge of the Sith. Special thanks to jagsredlady for her betawork, guidance, and all-around awesomeness.