Yes I love to play games especially RTS games! But I do like to play a shooter once in a while.. I love playing mods and if u ever see my name on any games its probably me!
*Once again Kain grinned, the plan already formulating in his mind.
"Through blackmail, buyouts, and other techniques we will rise up within the driveyards. And to be honest, Lord Brakue, I do not need your help to do this. However, seeing how our new found friendship has yet to be solidified, I was hoping you'd like to take part." Kain finished.*
“I offer wealth and power and the opportunity for more. Join with me, combine our assets and together we can bring the whole of the drive yards under our yoke. Imagine the wealth, the influence..” Kain trailed on.*
"Indeed, Lord Crisgae, a rarity indeed. But nothing is impossible to obtain for one of the drive yards." Kain replied with a grin.
*He surveyed the two nobles before him, one pudgy fellow and the other a lanky bastard but they had wealth behind them none the less.
"Gentlemen, my question?" Kain asked again*
Kain Talus was born on Kuat to a wealthy family with holdings in the Kuat Drive Yards and military positions for generations. He had an older sister, Leah, who was very protective of him growing up and influenced him greatly along with his father, who was an Imperial Captain. He grew up with great respect for the military and what it stood for. And when he turned 17 he signed his enlistment papers and took a cadetship at the Imperial Naval Academy just as his father did before him.
While at the academy he not only proved to be a capable commander but also had great skill and interest in intelligence. To that end upon graduation and commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant he was assigned to naval intelligence. He quickly rose through the ranks eventually settling into the position of Lieutenant Commander and the 2nd in command of Naval Intelligence.
During this time in naval intelligence, his family ran into issues with the ISB and the Sith agents that continuously probed them and their holdings in the Drive Yards. After a brief confrontation with one agent, Kain's father Bracus assaulted the agent and his father disappeared. Upon learning of his father's disappearance he used his contacts within the Navy to try to find the location of his father only to learn that he had been killed and his body dumped on a back water planet in the outer rim.
To avoid ISB attention he used his skills learned at the academy to find out what happened to his father. Only to discover that it was the ISB itself that was responsible for his father's death. Because of this his trust and faith in the ISB evaporated, already thinning during his time in naval intelligence. However to protect himself and his family, he kept his hatred for the sith and the ISB as a whole to himself, and only those closest to him even had a hint about his feelings towards them.
Upon his father's death he inherited the holdings in the Drive Yards owned by his father and thus he was thrown into Kauti politics. With his natural charm and shrewd diplomacy skills he managed to do well despite his age. He declined the nomination to the Imperial Senate on the planet's behalf, due to the fact that he would have to give up his commission as an Imperial Officer, instead choosing to remain involved in the system politics and the politics of the Drive Yards itself.
Currently he still holds his position as the 2nd in command of Naval Intelligence on Kuat, and from there he uses his power and connections within the Drive Yards and the Navy to spread his influence. His ultimate goal is to see the ISB dismantled and the Sith executed for the crimes against the empire and her people and all the problems they have caused over the years. In its place he hopes to lead the new Intelligence agency, yet that remains but a thought in his head.
*Kain turned back to looking over the city scape, more so to think clearly without having to look at the Lieutenant. His father would be disappointed in him severely, but he had to make the best of the situation.
"Destroy the device and allow me to retain my title as noble, even if it is just symbolic, and you have an accord." Kain said, once more looking over at the Lieutenant.*
*After reading the documents he stood up and went to the window that overlooked the capitol city itself. It was bristling with the daily traffic and fanfare. He was shocked of course, more so that he let a mere Lieutenant outsmart in such a manner. He shouldve suspected something was off given the line of questioning.
"Well played, Lieutenant. I must say I did not see this coming." Kain stated, not turning back to look at her.
He suspected the room was under survellience and any move against the Lieutenant would cost him his life, at least this way he kept that in check. But still, the thought of loosing his father's holdings was too much for him. He would not let that happen.
Finally he turned back to the Lieutenant, his face blank except for an easily forced smile. "And just what plans do you have for the holdings? My father's holdings might I add." Kain finished, him smile wavering slightly.*
*Kain looked around the room once more, a little tense at her last comment but decided she meant nothing by it.
"I suggest they be killed, rooted out, destroyed, removed from history." He replied, sitting up a bit straighter on the couch, a fierceness in his voice.
"As for the Emperor... Some were born to rule, others.. Not so much." Kain stated simply, looking back over at the young lieutenant.*
*Kain cleared his face of all emotion once again and put back on his famous smile, albeit it was a tad harder to fake given the current line of questioning.
"Well, Lieutenant, my anger comes not just from personal experiences but from looking back on the past. Not counting our current and previous Emperors, the Empire was always led by a Sith. They manipulated and terrorized the galaxy through the use of you and I. The Imperial military has been blindly led into full scale galactic war time and time again for the personal gains of what?" Kain explained, taking a pause for dramatic effect.
"A Sith bent on full galactic domination. And look where that got us, got the galaxy. The Sith are a plague, infecting everything in order to achieve dominance." Kain to continued.
"Why should we let them continue to terrorize and lead our military and our people after all they've done? I wish for the Empire to do away with the chains of the Sith once and for all, take back our glory. Whether it be done under our current Emperor or some other, so long as they accomplish their task without the infection of the Sith, they will have my support." Kain finished, setting back further into the couch.*
*Kain's gaze went distant, being reminded of his hatred for the Sith. Should he tell her why? Even if she was allies with the Sith, he did not think she would betray him like that.
"They killed my father. I have nothing but contempt and hatred for those murderous bastards." He replied bluntly.
Looking her straight in the eyes, he showed a side that he never showed. It made him feel weak, but if they were to become possible allies he felt he should hide no secrets from her.
"I was merely in a bad spot that night and my judgment escaped me. I went too far with my words, but how I felt was accurate." Kain added, drinking the last of his water and setting the glass down.*
*Sipping his water Kain looked at the little lieutenant who sat across from him. So young, yet obviously sought greatness.
"Yes, of course. I have other matters to attend to today, not that I'm not enjoying your water and company." He replied with a sly smile.*
*When she opened the door Kain offered her a small smile, and noticed that she did away with the military formalities and he decided it was probably for the best. He followed her into her apartment and graciously accepted her offer of a drink.
"Water will suit me fine, thank you." Kain replied making himself comfortable on a small sofa that sat back against the wall of the living area.
Trying to get an idea who exactly this woman was, girl he corrected himself, drove him to better study the apartment and found he actually liked it. It was sparse but contained the necessities to survive.
"Quite a lovely place, although I am sure it pales in comparison to your manor back home." He mentioned, his smile unwavering.*
*Kain was busy going over reports from around the Empire when the secretary knocked and reminded him of the appointment with Lieutenant zi Starkroße. The same lieutenant he had met at the party where he narrowly avoided death. He still had no regrets, but a small part of him wished that he had kept his words in check a bit better.
Kain shook those thoughts away and figured if they wanted him dead he would already be dead. His mind began to process the prospect of meeting with the Lieutenant, he knew that she had great potential but he did not believe he would be able to win her over so quickly. Maybe she was just luring him into a trap, who knows. He was willing to take the risk, not considering her rank compared to his. It made no difference what rank she was, he knew she would go far.
Kain had agreed to meet with her and now was the time. He set aside his records and made his way down to the military space port that was reserved for official military business only and chartered a ride to Coruscant. It did not take long for the shuttle to depart and soon he was landing at the capitol and made his way to the apartment of the lieutenant.
Kain found it odd that she wanted to meet him there instead of something for formal, but he suspected this did not exactly pertain to military matters. He came up to her door and game a swift knock, checking to make sure his appearance was in order. Satisfied, he turned his head back to the door to await her response.*
*After conversing for a time longer with his two new friends, they all agreed to meet on Kuat later this week to discuss business in private. With that Kain retired from the party leaving the sith far behind him. He headed off in the direction of the military section of the spaceport and boarded a ship headed for Kuat, and hopefully a life of greatness..*
OOC: you may proceed with your own moves. Kain will continue to attend the party, but his role is done unless either of you wish to directly talk to him again. which i think not :P
*Kain continued to hold his gave even as the sith turned to leave, but held his tongue. He feared he might have gone too far, but if the sith would strike him down it would merely prove his point. Sith are monsters, and should never hold power again. They hold no restraint and are merely instruments of death, tools of war. Nothing more.
"I apologize, Countess, if ive upset your friend. And do not make mistake me for a fool, even if I have signed my own death warrant." Kain said, taking a sip of wine. Quite good too he thought.
"If he strikes me down he will only prove my point, they are nothing but tools of death and war. Something to be used to great effect, but should never be trusted with power. They kill and plot at will, regardless of their past successes they should never be allowed power again." Kain continued.
"I hope that you will learn this, Countess. It is clear you wish to rise up within the Empire, but be wary of the sith. And maybe you and I will cross paths again, because you and I both want the same thing. The Empire will rise again, and if I die before then so be it." Kain exclaimed, going off without realizing he might of gone too far. Looking around and seeing no suspicious eyes looking his way, he lowered his voice.
"If you do rise within the military, and I survive this day you should follow my moves and dealings. For soon I hope to get the whole or at least the majority of the drive yards at my back. And with that economic and political reach one could take himself very far, if that was what he wished. But I am not one for thrones and great power, I merely wish to see someone else lead us to greatness once more." Kain finished, a passion in his voice.
"Good evening, Countess, perhaps you could calm your sith friend down. And if I survive and you ever need a friend, I will be glad to oblige.." He exclaimed turning around and joining his new friends from the drive yards..*
*Kain knew exactly the type of response he was going to receive and he merely grinned. An evil grin of a man getting exactly what he wanted. Even as the room grew dark due to the growing anger of the sith he still simply grinned.
"You know, Sith, you shouldn't flare and flaunt your power here. You may find some to be a tad hostile to the usage of the force." Kain stated, staring directly at his face.
"As for your "facts", we can agree to disagree." Kain said with a small wink.*
*Kain nodded and listened to all that was said, not wanting to say much on the subject of the force. He did however become very interested in what was said about the sith.
"You are correct, Envoy Lok, the sith are not in control of the Empire. And I find that very very comforting." Kain exclaimed, checking everyone's faces for a reaction. "You all either remember or have studied what sith in control of the Empire has done to the galaxy. We have almost been wiped from this galaxy more times than I can count due to the sith." Kain continued. "I mean no offense of course, but it is merely a fact that a sith with power over an empire spells disaster for the galaxy." He finally finished, not wavering an ounce in his voice even in the face of the two sith.*
*Kain did not show any reaction to the surprise movement of the sith save for a cocked eyebrow in his direction, not even sure that the sith was paying attention. The way it made the Lieutenant nervous should have made him wary, yet he was not. He knew that the sith was merely playing a game.
At the mention of his title he turned towards the envoy and responded politely. "Yes of course, and it is a pleasure to make yours. I have heard many things about you, some good and some bad. But you have proven a loyal servant to the Enclave and that is to be worthy of respect." Kain replied offering a pleasant smile.
"As for intelligence, I most certainly have to agree." Kain continued, pausing to take a quick sip of his drink. "I consider intelligence true power and if used correctly can push any of ambition to their choice of power." Kain finished, downing the last of his drink as well.*
*Kain smiled broadly at the sith, he loved the games. That was in part why he had such a liking for intelligence.
"No, Lord Azrael, Games aren't really appropriate at this time. Like Envoy Lok said, were here to enjoy ourselves. So let's get to it!" He exclaimed grabbing a drink off a nearby tray and raising it in the air.*
*Kain stiffened up at the exchange, and decided it best to just smile, and so he did.
"I must apologize, I am not the wait staff." Directing this bit at the one who asked.
"And I hope I did not offend, Envoy Lok, your ways are very unknown to most of the galaxy.." He said towards the envoy.
"As for you Lieutenant, you'd be wise to remember your rank here. Even if these two want to have their games you are still expected to maintain your respect and discipline." Kain said, just a bit of an edge to his voice. He then lightened his mood and called a waiter over.
"However, enough of this, shall we order drinks properly now?" He finished, directing this towards all three of the group.*
*Kain decided it was best time to meet the two sith, and years of practice of hiding his true feelings and emotions allowed him to bury his seething hatred extremely deep. It barely felt like a flutter in his conscience.
He walked over to them with the same confidence he had walking in and introduced himself.
"My lords," He exclaimed, bowing slightly to them both. "It is a pleasant surprise to see two sith lords at a gathering such as this, intrigiung indeed." Kain continued not quite finished.
"I am Major Kain Talus of Naval Intelligence, at your service." He finished, bowing slightly again. His face was neutral save for the easily faked smile on his face.*
*The conversation finally reached its point of fullness, no one having any thing else constructive to add with out going into more darker topics. This suited well as he was quite content and knew his new found friends might come in hand one day, perhaps sooner than he wished..
He once again caught himself looking over at the two sith, his anger sweeping through his body. The thought of his father saddened him deeply, but he steeled his resolve and buried the feelings. He would get his revenge, in due time.*
*Kain continued conversing politely with the three men, all of whom had a surprisingly good deal of knowledge concerning the drive yards. He filed the information away and thought perhaps that maybe they could come in hand at some point in the future, which was filed away as well.
While conversing he scanned the room for any individual of note, and his eyes settled on a pair of sith and he almost spat in disgust. He held his composure and simply scanned the rest of the room yet found no one as interesting as these two. He did not stare as he did not want to attract any attention, instead he tried to deduce who the young woman beside them was, clearly not afraid of being so close to two deadly beings.
He went back to focusing on the conversation at hand and continued simply nodding at what they had to say.*
*Major Kain Talus arrived to the party late, but not making much of a scene due to being relatively unknown, save for a few glances of recognition and nods. A few lesser KDY stock holders were here attempting to gain favor with any of greater status, which there seemed to be very few of. He composed himself and strode over with an air of confidence and started conversing with the stock holders, and he them all by name.
The oldest man, in his fourties, nodded as he approached. "Major Talus, it is a pleasure to see you again. I am truly sorry for the loss of your father. He was a great man." The man exclaimed, in a gloomy voice.
Kain drifted off in thought, still not completely over the loss of his father, yet he displayed no emotion and simply nodded.
"Thank you for your condolences, Jeromy. It was a tragic and unexpected loss, however my father taught me well and I am confident in my abilities to be a proper successor." Kain replied, the same confidence he had walking over apparent in his voice.
The other two men offered their condolences as well and they gossiped and chatted about the latest news and rumors from around the Empire, such was the way it was between people of this status.*
lel 2035 xD
Just a slight thing but maybe Defensive measures? Just sounds more.. correct. Lol good work though!
*Kain nodded, realizing that the was the best he was going to get for an answer. He got up and started to walk out but not before saying something on the way.
"Take care Freya, and be safe." Kain remarked on his way out, not turning to see if she had heard him or not.
He had already decided his course, if she chose a military career he would do whatever it takes to be assigned near her. He felt it was his duty to look after the girl he had watched while he was younger.*
*Kain felt the heat of her gaze yet did not look in her directly, instead he continued to check out the inhabitants of the room. He thought about her question for a short time, not sure how to answer.
"No, I just wanted to see the young girl who I watched grow up. You have the strength of your father in you, I can see that." Kain explained, still not moving in any way.
"What are your plans for the future? And I'm assuming it doesn't include being stuck here with pompous nobility." Kain said letting a small chuckle escape his mouth.*
*Kain stared straight, not looking over at her.
"No, I know you well enough that you do not need any condolences. Though they were your parents, how are you holding up?" Kain asked, in similar voice to hers.
He scanned the room and eyed the inhabitants with disgust, vultures prying for the holdings of Freya's family. It sickened him.*
*Kain stepped inside the cathedral, immediately admiring the architecture of the building. It had a sad curiosity, I guess that was due to the event taking place. He scanned the crowd of people inside the room and spotted his father conversing with old friends, yet he could seem to find the young daughter, Freya. He had been around for a good portion of time, watching her grow into a strong willed charismatic woman.
Finally he spotted her sitting alone in the back, her head down. She was not taking the loss well, for that matter neither would he if he had lost both of his parents. He strode over to her silently and sat down beside her not saying a word, not knowing exactly what to say.*