There is something in the Void Author: Anedon Characters: OCs Genre: Diary, Horror Timeframe: 42-43 ABY between LotF and FotJ Summary: A Jedi and his team are send to investigate mysterious disappearances in a forsaken region of space. Written for the Deary Diary Challenge 2019(second half marathon) Thanks, so much to my beta @divapilot for the beta and support. From: Jedi Knight Gaven Seral To: Jedi Master Chigal Date: 13.6.43 ABY (CST) Regarding: The fate of Jedi knight Toris Cealus and his team Security Level: High I´m sending this to you as it seems a grim fate has befallen our brother and those who traveled with him. The circumstances we discovered here were shocking to say the least and I fear that the coming days might be darker than we´re expecting. But I believe it's of great importance that what knight Cealus has discovered here should not reach the attention of our chief of state, especially not his diary that could be recovered intact. So far it is the only belonging of the expedition that we´ve been able to discover, there are no corpses, no pieces of equipment or even a sign of their ship anywhere around this strange facility he discovered. The strange circumstances of the diaries discovery combined with its disturbing contents have convinced me that we need to take action on this matter. So I´ve decided to send this diary to you to analyze, in hopes you and the council can decide what to do in this situation. Time is of the essence as I fear Daala agents are monitoring the order. So until the council came to a decision I´ll stay here and make sure nobody else disturbs this place. (What follows are the recovered diary entries of Jedi Knight Cealus expedition): Day 1: Today we left Coruscant and begun our travel towards Corma from which he hope to delve deeper into the wild space to find out more about these mysterious disappearances. It still puzzles me why we Jedi are called in this matter of the remnant, but from what I found out during the briefing the new regent is very disturbed by these occurrences and his regular scouting forces haven´t been able to figure out anything, some of them even disappearing themselves. Went through all of the notes we have on the topic so far. The disappearances seem to mainly occur in the border regions of the remnant bordering the Unknown Regions, it seems to have hit ships from all sizes and backgrounds, not just imperial but also Chiss transports and privately owned vessels. Freighters, star fighters, even smaller military ships. The simple answer would be pirates but nothing was discovered hinting at them. The ships just vanish, no last messages, not emergency signals. From one moment to the other everything seems to be okay and suddenly they are gone. But if it isn´t pirates then who is behind it? Seems we are going to find out. Hopefully we can get more information on Corma itself. it's in imperial territory but held by Talon Karrde´s men, the last bastion of civilization before the Dead Zone, the almost empty part of space between the main galaxy and the Unknown Regions. There are only a handful of lone systems and worlds, all classified dead and with no population, but it seems something is lurking out there. The Crew seems worried about our mission, but being veterans they take to their work with a calm and stoic attitude that gives me confidence. In total 21 soldiers, technicians and pilots. Each of them has been chosen by the council itself, many of them have fought on our side during the civil war, some even since the Vong War. The team is small for such a risky mission but secrecy is the main concern. Guess this is also why they send and old Twi'lek like me to lead this mission. If one of the masters would be seen this deep in imperial territory it could cause some serious trouble. The only person on board not worried or stoic is Shyn. Is it really just two years ago since her first master was killed during the civil war? It sometimes feels to me as if she´s been my apprentice for a short time. Maybe it's just because we get along so well. We both from Ryloth both Twi'lek in a human lead order. She is close to her knighting; I feel with her age of 23 years. Who knows maybe she will be a council member one day.