Hey guys, I'm the number 10. Go ahead and multiply me. See what happens.
OOC: I did mention that I may not have internet access during the week-end to both GMs. Don't see how that wasn't a heads up...
*Tsark begins overseeing an operation to send a few ISB agents inside the factories, posing as cheap labour, in an attempt to see if they can gain access to shipment records, and their destination.
*Kalira focuses on the large amounts of cheap labour and slaves being moved around. ISB Agents are sent to recruitment sites for the cheap labour and ordered to gain as much information as possible. Kalira attempts to find out who is behind the recruitment.*
As Germany I always declare war on Belgium ASAP the moment the game begins. Maginot line? Plz...
Gimme dat sweet Belgium ***, boi.
OOC: I suppose I'll just go then.
*Tsark and Kalira personally oversee the deployment of ISB agents on Saleucami and their operations against Menelaus Manufacturing, with orders to gather information an all employees, to discreetly track all shipments to at the very least get an idea of the general direction that they are headed and to find the location of Menelaus Manufacturing's CEO, or whoever is in charge of the company. If the location of the leader's residence is acquired, then information of its security will be gathered too.*
In my Soviet Union game Yugoslavia took over Italy after we defeated the Axis and became my 2nd largest and most powerful ally xD.
*Kevn and Dvasi enter their new vessel without a single word. Kevn takes the helm while Dvasi checks to make sure that the ship is secure, including disabling any tracking devices he finds or detects or anything that would be used to gain information on them.*
*The ship leaves and jumps into hyperspace.*
Tell me about it xD.
OOC: I assume you're taking them to the infiltrator on your ship? Kinda confused by how you worded it, if that isn't the case I'll redo the move.
*The Vid'kyt Serjek both enter the ship. Kevn stands in the doorway, observing Tara, evaluating her, and eventually dismissing her as a non-entity. Dvasi walks around the ship, studying it and making sure that no other threats exist. Once they are both satisfied, they decide to remain in the common area, standing to attention and ready for anything.*
*Kevn growls when Aaron mentions Kairn's legacy. He goes to speak, but decide against it. Instead both him and Dvasi simply go to the exit, ignoring Aaron completely. They would waste no time on him. He deserved nothing,*
*The moment they are outside of the Academy, Dvasi presses buttons on his gauntlet. An explosion is heard behind them. It wouldn't take long for the structure to collapse. They spot Aaron's ship and immediately approach it. They begin to force the ramp down using the Force. The Sith were a distance away, and this ship would be an acceptable means of transportation.*
*Silence. Their Master had always put the preservation of the Sith above anything else. Perhaps the Mistake was correct. They had stood guard over their Master's grave for a decade now, but for what? The Sith Order was still alive, and its continued survival would have meant more to their Master than standing in a room for another decade, or dying at the hands of his Mistake. Dvasi deactivates his pike. Kevn looks over at him, then looks back at Aaron. He reluctantly deactivates his pike too. Dvasi speaks.*
"We serve the Master. Not you. Him. You are correct. Sith is his legacy. We serve Sith. Not you. You are the mistake. You are not his legacy."
*Dvasi walks over to Orix. He plays around with the insides, then looks at Aaron.*
"Orix will preserve the tomb."
*Dvasi then walks towards Aaon. Kevn follows. Dvasi speaks.*
"Why do you care about our Master's legacy?"
*Kevn snarls at the mention of their master's name, but makes no move to attack.*
*Dvasi speaks. His voice is different from the last time that Aaron met him. Exhausted, drained, a mere whisper.*
"His legacy is here. You... Are a mistake."
*Many of Orix's systems are shattered when it hits the ground, due to the unprotected nature of its torso. The axe falls out of its hand and it stays on the floor, motionless.*
*Kevn and Dvasi both turn towards Aaron. They approach each other, Kevn walking forwards and Dvasi walking back. They both observe their opponent. Neither makes a move to attack, though their pikes remain active. Aaron was too powerful for them. They hesitated, only for a moment.*
*Tsark and Kalira had been investigating Hutt Space for a long time now. Tsark was still bitter about the ambush in the Byss system, and was intent on finding the pirates and linking them back to the Republic. No luck yet, but they did manage to find some a few other interesting pieces of information. During a meeting with ISB agents assigned to Hutt Space, they had realized that lots of unrelated companies had been mobilizisng massive amounts of cheap labour and producing expensive hardware, and the trail began in the Saleucami sector.*
*The operation to investigate the rumours had already begun, so Tanick's message was redirected to the leaders of the operations: Tsark and Kalira.*
"Major, we have been informed that you will be aiding us in our investigations. We have evidence that high grade military hardware is being produced by a major manufacturing company based on Saleucami. We are working from within the sector itself, we will give you the coordinates of our outpost and you can help us oversee these operations."
*ISB agents are deployed in the sector and immediately get to work tracking these resources. Their investigations should be swift, as they have very good contacts within the sector. Tsark and Kalira personally investigate this large manufacturing company, and send the information to Tanick.*
OOC: Just wanted to make it clear, I'm fine with that.
OOC: I don't agree with your assessment. Kevn is using both Vaapaad and Force Rage, meaning he is drawing power internally and feeding off of your own power at the same time. While you would perhaps be able to use it more effectively due to Aaron's connection to the Force, that would not mean that Kevn is relying only on you for his rage. It may not have been clear that he was using Force Rage though, but that was what I intended.
*Kevn is content to keep on fighting. He is supremely confident that his skill and physical abilities will outmatch Aaron's abilities to use the Force given time, and time is what Kevn had. Yes, Aaron had an advantage through his usage of the Force, but this was a lightsaber duel. Being faster and stronger meant little if he made a mistake in his form, which he would surely do eventually. Kevn knew that a person's strongest asset must be used against them if they are to be beaten. Aaron's strongest asset was his power in the Force, and the arrogance and complacency which came with it. If he believed that it would allow him to somehow outmatch Kevn's superior skills, then let him. Maybe he would be able to win, but Kevn knew that their best chance was simply to keep him occupied in lightsaber combat and count on skill winning over brute force.*
*Dvasi recognized this as well, and kept on focusing on Aaron to make sure he did not break out of lightsaber combat or use the Force to attack Kevn.*
*Orix simply stood. He began running diagnostic reports and tried to make some quick repairs to restore any key systems that may have been damaged.*
OOC: Darth Orix was Branden's character awhile back, but he sustained a lot of injuries. My former character, Kairn, created a cyborg body for him. When Branden changed characters, Orix became one of Kairn's servants. Now he is controlled by Kevn and Dvasi, who guard Kairn's tomb.
That's the gist of it at least :P
*Kevn was confident in his skills, but knew that his opponent would outmatch him when it came to the Force. To even the odds, Kevn began using Vaapaad. Aaron was feeding off of him, he could feel it, so he would do the same. His blows became stronger. He uses the power running through his veins to fuel his rage, and used his rage to give quicken him. His blows became faster. Each of his strikes became faster and more powerful, a relentless assault designed to completely overwhelm Aaron's defence. He didn't know whether it would be enough, but neither did he care. He was single minded, an his focus was completely on the fight in front of him.*
*Dvasi observes the fight. He considered joining them, but concluded that he would get in Kevn's way. He instead observed Aaron intensely, aiming to counter any move that he makes to disengage or use the Force more directly.*
*Orix gets up slowly and spots the duo fighting. It walks towards them, but is stopped by Dvasi. Orix stands there, ready to charge if need be. He would be on Aaron if seconds given the chance.*
*Dvasi sees Aaron readying the Force Push and uses the Force to push Kevn out of the way before Orix can crash into him. Kevn is used to this and so recovers very quickly, wasting no time in pursuing Aaron yet again. The moment he comes into range he will launch into a series of slashes and thrusts in an attempt to overwhelm Aaron's defenses.*
*Dvasi is content to let Kevn do the majority of the fighting, readying himself to support his counterpart in any way that he can. Any attempt to evade Kevn's grasp or launch Force attacks will be met with a bolt of Dark Side energy.*
*Orix is hurled across the room, landing on its back. It stays on the floor, its systems partially damaged. It attempts to get up after a few moments.*
*Dvasi holds out on the bolt as he sees Aaron ignore Kevn and rush straight for Orix. He knew better than to just attack the enemy, he was cautious and would only attack when he is certain that his abilities would hit his target. Kevn did not manage to engage Aaron, so Aaron was no longer a safe target. Instead Dvasi rushes to the side, intent on gaining a clear line of sight on his opponent.*
*Orix sees Aaron running past him and again swings its axe, this time at Aaron's legs, hoping to bring him down.*
*Kevn keeps on pursuing Aaron, keeping clear of Orix's axe swing but immediately rushing in afterwards, intent on engaging Aaron in melee.*
*Orix takes a few steps back, barely managing to stay up as the shockwave shatters its armour. Luckily most of the internal systems are protected from the attack, but they are now exposed. Recovering from the assault, Orix takes more steps back as it re-evaluates its position.*
*Kevn comes in with a relentless assault, typical of the Juyo form. He uses his pike to slash away at Aaron while still keeping a distance. His opponent is primarily using his fists as a meant to attack and defend, so the pike would presumably allow him to gain superiority in melee.*
*Dvasi waits for Kevn to begin his assault, and then proceeds to launch a bolt of pure Dark Side energy at Aaron. Thanks to the pike, Kevn was out of harms way allowing Dvasi to fully engage Aaron without fear of accidentally striking his comrade.*
*Kevn leaps into the air, briefly landing on Orix's shoulders before launching off of them and landing behind Aaron. While in the air he strikes down, a wild blow but one that would hopefully either hit or distract, preferably both.*
*As Kevn does this, Orix reaches out with his left hand to grab Aaron's body.*
*Dvasi became dedicated to ensuring that Kevn's movements went unopposed. Any attempt by Aaron to interrupt the jumps with the Force would be met with a spray of Lightning.*
*Orix quickly grabs Dvasi mid air and drops him on the floor, all while closing the gap towards Aaron. It swings its giant axe at Aaron.*
*Kevn rushes to support Orix.*
*Dvasi lands on the ground, immediately getting back up and looking around. The pain he feels is minimal and is promptly ignored. His tactics are not working against someone of Aaron's potential. He walks towards the fight, cautiously observing his opponent, patiently thinking about the best way to handle the situation.*
*As Aaron moves to avoid the swing Kevn thrusts the pike forward and up, aiming for his chest.*
*As Orix is walking forwards it places its axe in its left hand and raises its right. A blaster emerges from the arm and begins firing precise bolts at Aaron.*
*Dvasi uses the Force to begin putting immense pressure on Aaron's right knee, applying an inhumane amount of Force in order to crush the knee. The technique is similar to that of Force Choke, just redirected from the neck to the knee.*
OOC: I mentioned the Sith tribes and treasure hunters and signs of civilization "few and far between"?
And my apologies for trying to set a scene and mood. Next time I'll make sure to do my research even though I mentioned that it was inhabited? xD.
*Kevn's pike is deflected onto the floor by the axe, but quickly released and immediately raised up again. He wastes no time in striking again, this time a quick horizontal downward strike at Aaron's legs.*
*Orix, still wielding his axe, flies backwards onto the tomb. It impacts onto the stone and the structure is reduced to pieces. Orix gets back up and slowly starts to walk back towards Aaron.*
*Dvasi walks forwards and to the edges of the room, keeping a respectable distance from Aaron. In this position, if Aaron faces Kevn then he would not be able to see Dvasi and vice versa.*
*It is impossible to tell if Orix is surprised by this, but whether that is the case or not he continues to apply all of his force against Aaron, while moving to the side to give Dvasi a clear shot.*
*Kevn reaches Aaron but uses the range that his pike gave him to attack from a decent distance, poking him in the side with the lightsaber. His stance would normally be difficult to make out, due to the somewhat unique nature of his weapon and the fact that his face is completely hidden. However, Aaron can tell that Kevn is using a Makashi stance.*
*Dvasi sends a single bolt of concentrated lightning at Aaron, making sure to aim it in such a way that if Aaron dodges the bolt will hit neither of his allies.*
*The trio say nothing. It is obvious that this man will not leave. They spring into action.*
*Orix charged forward, bringing his axe slamming down onto Aaron*
*Kevn begins to move forward, going from his position on Orix's right and moving to engage Aaron, waiting to see where he will dodge if he decides to do so and hoping to attack him in the process.*
*Dvasi takes some steps back, fully ready to engage when the time is right.*
*The Vid'kyt Serjek both slowly raise their heads. Red eyes appear within the helmet. Nothing happens for a moment. Kevn ignites his pike. Dvasi follows suite. They both hesitantly take a step forward, acting as though they had not moved for years. Dvasi raises his arm and presses his gauntlet. A large noise is heard behind the tomb. Moments later, very heavy footsteps can be heard. A massive being comes up from behind the tomb and stands between Kevn and Dvasi. The light is dim, but it is obvious that this being is robotic in nature. In its hands is a massive battleaxe. Remnants of a cape is draped on its shoulders. Its armour is battered in some places, damaged in others. Its left arm and part of its torso are without armour at all, revealing the inner workings of this supposed droid. The axe fizzles with electricity once, then again, then it stops. The trio all take a step forward. The behemoth makes a sound, pauses, then speaks. Its voice is cracked and can barely be understood.*
*Korriban was a strange planet. It has immense historical value, yet few ever mentioned it and fewer dared to walk its surface. The planet was littered with ancient Sith ruins, from Tombs to Temples to Shrines. The wastelands were inhabited by primitive tribes which found themselves constantly at war with each other, and signs of modern civilization were few and far between.*
*One such structure has been forgotten by most, even those familiar with the planet's geography and history. An Academy which had been in use following the re-emergence of the Sith Order centuries ago. It had once been the centre of the Sith's powerbase, responsible for teaching and spreading the Dark Side to hundreds, perhaps thousands, of individuals. Now it looked just as old and ruined as any other building on the planet. The interior was stale and dusty, bodies of former Sith and treasure hunters had been left to rot, their foul stench making the air unbearable to stand, for most people.*
*Hidden deep inside the Academy was a long forgotten Tomb. Behind a wall, down a flight of stairs, through a corridor littered with mangled robotic bodies. The Tomb itself was bare and as ruined as the rest of the building, any of the fancy architecture had been destroyed. On a pedestal was a holocron, though its power had faded and its information gone forever. Behind the pedestal was a large coffin like structure, though it was cracked open. Besides the coffin were two figures, as still as statues. Their robes were covered in dust, their horned helmets battered. On closer inspection one of the figures' horns was missing. Both stood with their heads slumped down, one of their arms to their side and the other holding some form of pike. They stood quietly and unmoving in the cold. Once they stood proudly, inspiring fear in all who saw them. Now they were husks, and had been forgotten by all. Or so they thought.*
*Reimus speaks into his communicator again. Now that Reg is close, he can hear that Reimus is not speaking in any known language. It seems more like a series of made up words or code. He looks back at Reg, his attitude and stance not having changed in the slightest.*
"You are permitted to stay. Representatives of the Imperial Security Bureau would like to discuss issues which they deem imperative to your standing among those within our organization. You know where to find us if these discussions are as important to you as they are to us. Good day."
*With that said, Reimus bows respectfully and immediately begins to leave, the two ISB agents flanking him escort him to the door. He would attend the coronation and then leave before the feast began. He had finished his work here, and still had much more to be done throughout the Empire.*
*Pao thanks the two Ambassadors, and proceeds to finish his rounds. The ceremony itself would probably begin soon, and he had many people to speak with.*
We've always had a Senate. In fact, during your reign Kairn was Chancellor of the Senate.
The only reason the First Galactic Empire got rid of its Senate was because of the Death Star. We don't have one, so allowing people to be represented in some form would be crucial.
The Council of Grand Moffs consists only of Grand Moffs, and they are the main governing body of the Empire. Moffs have their own council with their respective Grand Moffs. There is no "Imperial Council", rather a multitude of councils all of which I believe are mentioned in the charter.