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    Startled by what the person just said, Gabriel nearly jumped, turning round & said to whom had adressed him,
    "Oh... um, I'm Gabriel Kren. I have to admit, sir, I haven't seen you round much during the trip?"

    "Pleased to meet you, Gabriel Kren," Cawlen replied with a small grin, bowing politely once more. "I was asked to join the expedition at the last moment and have been in careful meditation ever since."

    "I see... is it too much for me to ask why you came with us?"

    "Certainly not, Gabriel." Cawlen said, taking a small step back to allow the man his personal space. "The only problem is: I myself do not know. Luke felt that I should accompany this expedition when I had just returned from a previous mission."

    Cawlen held his left hand up toward Gabriel, holding up a single finger as he glanced at the other faces in the main room. Many of them were young, and even more were surely students.

    "My assumption..." Cawlen turned back to Gabriel at this point, smiling subtly. "Is that I was asked to join the expedition to help look after all the students."

    "Very well." Gabriel however had thoughts as to why he was approached by Cawlen, asking another question, Gabriel said, "Do you mind if I ask why you approached me in particular?"

    "Your jacket." Cawlen replied after just a second of thought. "Wompa pelt if I'm not mistaken. I am native to Tatooine and it has been some time since I last saw a jacket with that exact design. That, and, I have never seen you at the academy."

    "I have been there, it's just I haven't been able to find a Jedi Knight or Master. I've been taught by the academy instructors and whatever I could find about the Jedi arts in the Archives."

    "Understood." Cawlen replied plainly. "We simply must have not crossed paths."

    The steady commotion in the room had begun to die down, a small fact that was quickly noticed by Cawlen's keen ears. He looked right, and then left, both arms folding slowly behind his back once again.

    "Most seem to be assembled. We should listen now for the briefing, I'm sure Gavriel will be here shortly."

    "I agree, we better wait for Master Derragon and get the report of what we're up against out there."

    It is time to see what sort of things lie dormant from the days of the old Jedi Order. For better or worse, what we find here will be dynamic in the future in one-way or another…

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    The tone inside of the main room of Gavriel's luxury yacht, the Star's Shadow was one of optimism. Inside sat all the Jedi present for the mission save one, Jedi Master Gavriel Derragon himself who sat alone inside of his cockpit hunched over the communcation console. He had been trying to reach Kali Tal'Set, Jedi Knight and his one-time apprentice, but so far got only what he felt was the run-around. "You're telling me Kali is no longer at the Academy? Well where did she go? That's been my question for a good 10 minutes now." Cilghal could only explain what she knew since Kali left the medical wing. "Yes Master Derragon. I do not know where she is since she left the medical wing. A few of the younglings recieved minor burns from training lightsabers. So we have been treating them, I could not keep in contact with her. It was decided that she was well enough to leave the medical area on her own." Gavriel nodded, for all the good it would do, it wasn't on holocam so Gavriel spoke again. "Alright, well does anyone know where she is?"

    Kasan's ears perked up as she sat with Cilghal's apprentice, the Chadra-Fan Tekli, who was attending to one of the few injuries that Kasan still had on her body. Glancing over, she looked at Cilghal and shyly said, "I know where Kali's gone..." Cilghal stepped aside to allow Kasan's voice to reach the comline more clearly. "Who's that? Kasan? You know where Kali is?!" Kasan slowly stood from the small cot she was sitting on and approached the communicator, "Yes, I know where she went to. She asked me to tell you if you got back before she did, but I figure this is as good as that..." She paused a little and then continued, "Kali told me, when Talbot had her on the ship, that he injected her with a truth serum... The one that the Imperials are famous for using... I'm sure you know about it... Anyways, she feels as though her family is in danger because of what she told Talbot, despite what I tried to tell her, so she's taken it on herself to fly to Coreillia."

    Gavriel sat back in his chair, considering Kasan's words carefully. He brought his hand up to his chin and thought to himself. "Maybe this is the best for her, give her some reassurance that things will work out alright." Gavriel then leaned in and spoke into the comline again. "Thank you Kasan, and you Cilghal . . . honestly. If you see Master Skywalker, let him know we've landed safely on Rhen Var and are preparing to go into Ulic's tomb." Gavriel's sincerity was evident as he shut the channel down. Gavriel sat back again and considered what he would do after the mission was over. Go to Corellia and see Kali himself, or let her get some alone time and allow her to come to terms with all that's happened on her own. He decided it was a question best left until after the mission. It was taught that a Jedi must keep their focus on the present, to worry about the future serves nothing except to draw attention away from where it belongs. Be mindful of the future yes, but not at the expense of the moment. Gavriel stood up from his chair and put the ship into standby mode and made his way out onto the small balcony overlooking the main area just below him. The ship had only two floors but the furniture and upholstery was keep in pristine condition since Gavriel purchased the ship from the Toydarian back on Commenor some months ago.

    Gavriel came down the steps and recieved everyone's attention as he came, conversations turned quiet in order to hear Gavriel's briefing. He stood at the base of the steps in his thermal tunic designed to lock in body heat. The tunic was colored a medium brown color with black bantha leather shoulder pieces reaching down his shoulders into his belt and down to his knees on the front and back of his body. His boots were black and knee-length also. Over top of his tunic was a dark brown Jedi Robe. His long black hair was tied back and his face was shaved clean. "Thank you all for preparing so quickly. We are safely on Rhen Var and every looks to be in order. After I changed clothes I scanned for any active technology within the area and found nothing except for inside the tomb itself. And the readings I found in there were only from the ancient lighting system and a few other areas. I did not find any readings to suggest that battle droids or anything from the Clone Wars battle is still active. Interestingly enough, the biggest readings I found were inside of Ulic's tomb chamber itself, located within the center of the castle. I've instructed Screech to provide you all with glow rods and I want them around your necks at all times. I am also placing this rule into effect and I expect everyone to follow it - No one goes anywhere alone. Anyone found wandering off by themselves will be escorted back to this ship where they will listen to Screech talk about the frequency of water condensers and whether or not they would be useful in semi-arid areas. Fun stuff to be sure." Gavriel said with a sarcastic tone.

    "Again, no one goes anywhere alone and even better, they must make sure eveyone else knows where they are going. I won't say to keep your lightsabers with you because that should go without saying. As for whether or not we'll actually set up camp within the castle, I'm not expecting to, but we should always be prepared. Given how close this ship is to the castle we should be alright but I don't want anything hindering us. Travel light or you leave it behind. Understood?" Gavriel looked around and saw no questions being raised so he walked towards the landing door and raised his hood up over his head. Taking a breath he activated the door release. The ramp lowered down into the snow a good two feet before stopping and Gavriel made his way down slowly. The night outside was clear, cold, and bright. The twin moons orbiting Rhen Var made the night and the snow carry a bright glow illuminating the snow covered wrecked Trade Federation Coreship, the canyon walls around them, and as Gavriel looked past the front of the ship, the rust-colored castle standing out from the snow. The front of the castle was almost the same as ancient castles, except where the gate would be at the front, it was appeared to be carved out of two ice walls that had frozen around the castle walls that led into the castle. Gavriel looked behind him and nodded for others to proceed along with him.
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    Renn grabbed his glow rod and placed it over his neck. He proceeded down the ramp but left his mask behind him. The Corellian clipped both of his sabers to his belt and walked down the boarding ramp. He actived the glow rod around his neck, just incase if he was supposed to do that before he entered Ulic's tomb.

    As he walked and stopped to the side of Gavriel he saw the castle. Something about this place scared him. But he felt excited to, he was seeing a part of the history of the galaxy. Renn tried to remember what Gavriel told him about having peace within his mind, he'd have to remember that just in case a battle did happen.

    "Don't worry, Master," Renn said, "I'm going to follow orders. Don't want to hear about the frequences of water condensors and so on and so forth." He gave a little grin but still found his eyes glued to the castle.

    One of his gloved hands rested on his silver lightsaber. As usual on most planets Renn was paranoid, always on guard. The castle scared him and he didn't like to be scared but he knew he had to go in there.

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    Graul looked up at the sky as he followed master Gavriel out unto the cold planet of Renn Vhar. His dark brown did much to salvy the Togorian, a feline humanoid creature, from the bitter chill of this World, it was certainly a welcome change from the tropical heat back on Yavin but he was never one to complain or even show his comfort at the change of temprature, barely acknowledging it and still wearing the same Jedi robe. He just grimaced like always, standing so erect and straight that one would think him made of rock instead of flesh.

    He approached Master Gavriel and stood at his site, always looking towards their objective, Graul always had a goal in front of him but this time the goal was coming from behind....Daniel stepped through the door, thankful of his thick brown robe for protecting him against the cold, he never liked it really but it did remind him of the snow alps he would visit when he was a child, he smiled as the memories came back, of course Rhen Var didn't look much like a good place for hover skiing.

    Looking to the sky, the sky looked back, he fancied the twin moons as being eyes, admiring or perhaps glaring at the strange acolytes threading on their World in search of a brother who was once lost to himself and was about to be found by them. Still looking up, still smiling at his memories and fantasies, with a renewed interest of what they might uncover, Daniel's self imposed placidity was only broken with a stern...

    "Padawan!"

    Daniel, startled, look towards Graul who was next to Gavriel, scowling towards his young student with anger in his eyes, they hadn't talked much since the incident, even sat as far away from each other as possible during the meeting, Daniel guessed that he was trying not to let Gavriel catch on to his failure to keep his Padawan in check. Hope didn't want to be anyone's disappointment but he couldn't give in to Graul at the latter's beckoning call...then again...he shouldn't embarass him either.

    "Yes Master?" Daniel responded, forcing a smile on his face.

    "Did you bring everything you need?"

    "They're right here" Daniel held up the satchel, somewhat insulted that the other end would think him too incompetant to do otherwise, he even had his training lightsaber on his belt, he kept it with him since handed it to him during the meeting on Yavin. In his back in a vacuum pack surrounded by a blanket were also the crystals for his own lightsaber which he was yet to construct, if only his Master would allow him.

    “Master when will I forge my saber?, I’ve done a lot of preparation for it”

    “When you are ready and trust me you are far away from that”

    Graul turned back towards the castle, taking in its ancient magnificence, Daniel just stared at the ground, taking nothing in but hiding his angry scowl from Graul and Gavriel. He hadn’t expected a much different answer but it still felt like the vein on his head was about to burst.

    “These young ones” grunted Graul as he looked out towards the Castle, noticing the form of Renn out of the corner of his eye, he wasn’t a big fan of that one either and his remark somehow included him as well “No discipline, no respect, not even for themselves, makes you wonder if we were ever like that old friend”

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    Hearing a final pair of footsteps enter the main hall, Cawlen slowly turned his body to great Gavriel as he arrived. He grinned slightly, impressed by the respectable Jedi’s appearance. With a gentle “greetings” Cawlen bowed politely to Gavriel just before he launched immediately into his speech.

    "Thank you all for preparing so quickly. We are safely on Rhen Var and every looks to be in order. After I changed clothes I scanned for any active technology within the area and found nothing except for inside the tomb itself.

    Not a surprise, I doubt even the toughest of battle droids could survive here, much less a creature.

    And the readings I found in there were only from the ancient lighting system and a few other areas. I did not find any readings to suggest that battle droids or anything from the Clone Wars battle is still active. Interestingly enough, the biggest readings I found were inside of Ulic's tomb chamber itself, located within the center of the castle. I've instructed Screech to provide you all with glow rods and I want them around your necks at all times.

    Just as Gavriel had told them of his command to Screech, the driod approached him, extending an arm to offer a glow rod to the Jedi Knight. Cawlen chuckled good-naturedly at the droid and extended his own hand to take the object.

    “My thanks to you.” Cawlen spoke quietly so that he would not interrupt Gavriel.

    Turning his head back to Gavriel, Cawlen clipped the glow rod around his neck, letting it hang loose down the front of his robe. The light, gentle glow formed a rather imposing aura to the experienced Jedi when matched to the earthy colors of his robes.

    I am also placing this rule into effect and I expect everyone to follow it - No one goes anywhere alone. Anyone found wandering off by themselves will be escorted back to this ship where they will listen to Screech talk about the frequency of water condensers and whether or not they would be useful in semi-arid areas. Fun stuff to be sure."

    Cawlen couldn’t hold a second gentle chuckle at Gavriel’s comment. Ever since his days as a mechanic’s assistant, Cawlen had been greatly amused by the simple but enjoyable personality of droids.

    Glancing carefully to be sure no one was behind him, Cawlen took a step backward. With one more look to Gavriel, he walked to the outside of the room, posture still perfectly strait, and turned around again to face Gavriel. Cawlen was no longer obstructing the view of Gavriel to those standing behind him, and now out of the way, Cawlen slid one hand under his robe.

    "Again, no one goes anywhere alone and even better, they must make sure eveyone else knows where they are going. I won't say to keep your lightsabers with you because that should go without saying.

    Cawlen slid the lightsaber from his belt, revealing the weapon as he pulled it from under his robes. Spinning the device around between his fingers, Cawlen nodded firmly. Though he did not like using a weapon, he understood its importance to a Jedi’s success. The handle of the lightsaber was a little less then twice the size of a normal one, providing enough grip for a second blade on the other side when activated.

    As for whether or not we'll actually set up camp within the castle, I'm not expecting to, but we should always be prepared. Given how close this ship is to the castle we should be alright but I don't want anything hindering us. Travel light or you leave it behind. Understood?"

    Cawlen replaced the weapon under his robes as Gavriel nodded for the Jedi to follow him off of the ship. Cawlen followed immediately, pulling the hood over his head the moment he felt the icy chill of the cold planet sting his skin when he stepped out onto its surface.

    Immediately, the Jedi looked all around himself, scanning the area not only with his eyes, but listening with the force. Cawlen knew that the force provided incomparable foresight to the circumstances around one’s self, but Cawlen also knew that seeing danger, and sensing danger at the same time would help him react even quicker to it. As the snow crunched under the steady pace of his footsteps, Cawlen turned his attention toward the tomb ahead, eyes widening as he took in the structure.

    Marvelous…

    “Master when will I forge my saber?, I’ve done a lot of preparation for it”


    A familiar voice…

    “When you are ready and trust me you are far away from that”


    And another…

    Stepping up next to Daniel, Cawlen reached carefully to pat him on the shoulder, offering an understanding smile.

    “All things come with time, eager one. Redouble your efforts to focus your energy and ability to studying the way of the Jedi. Meditate upon your eagerness, and find the reasons inside of yourself that make you feel that way. Once you find those reasons, use them to motivate yourself. But always remember, a lightsaber is only a weapon, and focusing on a weapon is a fast path to darkness. A true Jedi’s strength is here…

    Cawlen gestured toward Daniel’s heart.

    …And here…

    He then gestured toward Daniel’s forehead.

    …I sense you have an ample amount of both. Remember that.”

    Cawlen nodded to Daniel and stepped past him toward Graul, cloak softly gliding over the snow-covered ground behind him. Turning his head to face Graul, Cawlen offered a sincere smile.

    “In order for him to learn all you have to offer he must respect you, not fear you.” Cawlen bowed politely to Graul and leaned his head forward past him to catch Gavriel’s gaze.

    “I do not believe we have had the opportunity to work together, Gavriel.” Cawlen spoke smoothly. “It is an honor, I assure you.”

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    Gavriel looked at the Jedi Knight and nodded his head. "Jedi Knight Cawlen . . . No, we have not met but I have heard of you. An honor indeed." Gavriel continued high-stepping through the snow as he and the team behind him made their way to the castle. "I heard what you said to Master Graul and I would have to respectfully disagree." Gavriel stopped talking to get a breath in. "Master Graul and every other Jedi Master have differing ways of training Jedi, perhaps the reason he is so harsh with Daniel is taht he expects more from him. And it makes it so when Daniel does something right, the compliment means that much more from Graul."

    "Wise words indeed." Was Cawlen's reply, nodding first to Gavriel and then to Graul. "We may all have our own methods to teach the students, but I believe we can all agree on at least one thing..."

    Cawlen winked shortly, a grin playing on his lips. He let the answer hang, curious to see if Gavriel would have the same answer he would.

    Gavriel gave a brief glance over to Cawlen awaiting his answer. This was his first time talking with Cawlen, but already Gavriel was enjoying this.

    "...whatever our methods, we have the best intentions in mind." Cawlen finished, seeing that Gavriel was awaiting his answer.

    Gavriel nodded, but was sure it was masked by the step he took which caused his body to jerk forward. "Absolutely. I had that for my former Apprentice Kali Tal'Set and trained her the best way I could. I'm sure Graul is doing the best he can. Strict teachers are often very grating on their Padawans, but once the Padawan reached Knighthood, they come out that much stronger. Rumor has it you're looking for a Padawan yourself."

    "Perhaps it is my own soft heart that made me speak out." Cawlen commented to himself, nodding at Gavriel's words, staying in step with him.

    Cawlen stepped carefully, his footsteps calculated. But still he kept a steady pace, feet plummeting into the snow one after another so that the jedi had to lean forward to maintain his balance.

    "I am looking for a Padawan once again. The last one I tried was unable to focus himself and I sent him to another who would be able to train one less adept. I will be watching the students here very carefully, studying their actions."

    Gavriel continued further, until he reached inside of the ice walls. The snow was now only a few inches inside which was much better than the 2 feet of it outside. Gavriel paused to take a breath. "I was giving some pointers to Renn Torvec earlier aboard the Shadow. Using Lightsaber combat to show the areas he needed to work on. He's an adept pupil to be sure . . ." Gavriel spoke as he turned aside to look at Renn within the group of other Jedi coming up into the castle hall.

    "I shall keep my eyes on him." Cawlen stated with a firm nod, turning with Gavriel to look back. "I took an advantage of your spar to get a glance at everyone on the mission. Tell me, how many knights do we have here to look over the students? Including you, the respectable Graul, and myself."

    Gavriel looked back at Cawlen and rubbed his face with his hands stimulating blood flow. "We have 3 full-fledged Jedi. A few of the students present are ready for Knighthood and in fact, this will serve as their test should we see good things from them."

    "So it is just the three of us?" Cawlen asked for confirmation. "That must be why Luke signed me up the moment I arrived back from my last mission."

    He glanced back again, studying the other Jedi for a moment in silence. The only sound Cawlen made was his heavy breath in the cold night as his powerful chest rose and fell.

    "May I ask which are ready for knighthood?" Cawlen requested. "So I know which I should not bother considering as a padawan? I would venture to guess that Keyan might be among them."

    "Keyan is the first and foremost." Gavriel spoke, his breath coming out in a small cloud. "Luke has had his eye on him for some time. Mahtan Nolatari over there is right on the very cusp of Knighthood. This mission will make him official as far as the Academy goes."

    "Wonderful." Cawlen said, once more nodding his head firmly. "I'll keep my eyes open."

    A smile crept onto the Jedi's face once again.

    "It's an honor to be working with you, I'm sure we will keep the students perfectly safe. If you have need of my assitance, do not hesitate to ask."

    "Don't act like you'll just be around Cawlen. Stick close, I've felt an elusive presence in the Force here, something very distant and we should keep close watch on the Padawans. Be mindful, but still focus on the living Force." The Living Force, which was understood to be the present moment.

    "So I am not losing it... you sense something as well." Cawlen said gently. "And I apologize, you read my words wrong. I was referring to any time you might need my aid at any time - even after we are safe at home – it is yours."

    Three knights watching over all of these students. We shall have to be exceptionally vigilant.

    "Gavriel, Graul. Let us keep our guards up and our minds focused."

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    Kyle's New Lightsaber

    After the short but meaningful converstation with Luke and a nice breakfast in the mess hall, Kyle decided that he would get started on building his lightsaber to replace the one he had lost while fighting Talbot aboard the Darkness. Kyle had returned to his room, where he and Kasan had spent last night together. Before he went to sleep, Kyle did manage to gather some parts for his new lightsaber with the help of Jake. His last lightsaber had only one crystal for a fixed length, and this time Kyle wanted his lightsaber to be better. He had chose a hilt with two small knobs for adjusting both the length and the density of the blade, and three crystals which allow for such adjustments. The hilt itself would be gold and black in color. The top of it would be ringed with bronze to give it more of an elegant look. To give it a more personal touch, Kyle decided to write something on the bottom of the hilt and the top it. For the bottom, it would just be his initials, and the top would say The Light of Landoran. "Yes, it would look pretty nice when it's done." he thought to himself as he walked towards his desk, then sat down to examine his partially assembled lightsaber hilt.

    Having built a lightsaber before, Kyle knew all the in's and out's of a lightsaber. The only thing he wasn't too familiar with was the knob mechanism. But he got it all sorted out soon enough. He could had been wondering where Kasan had been all this time, if it wasn't for the fact that he was focusing his mind on tinkering with his new lightsaber. It wasn't long before Kyle was finished assembling the hilt of his new lightsaber, he had even carefully carved the captions on his lightsaber hilt where he wanted them to be. Now all that was left to complete his lightsaber would be those crystals, he wanted orange crystals, since his last lightsaber was orange. He liked that color for his lightsaber a lot. As Kyle was about to get up and leave, Jake wheeled towards him and tootled his question about where he would be going. Kyle smiled a bit at his astromech droid as he clipped his newly-assembled lightsaber hilt to his belt beneath his Jedi robe. "I'm going out there to get those crystals for my lightsaber. If Kasan comes back here before I do, tell her that. The last thing I want is for her to worry about me." he replied.

    True, Kyle would get a little paranoid if Kasan has been gone for this long, but he would also be paranoid about whether things could go the other way around as well. He didn't like loose ends, and Kyle was mindful enough to get Jake to cover that for him. Astromech droids were best friends of their owners if they had earned the droids' trust. Kyle smiled as he left the door, knowing that Jake would do as he had asked should Kasan get back before he did. Kyle walked down to the turbolift which took him down to the main floor of the Academy. Then from there, Kyle walked pasts the training rooms, greeting other Jedi Trainees as they passed by him. Soon enough, Kyle walked right out of the temple and headed for the jungle, down a path which he remembered to had led him to the crystal cave. He remembered encountering a territorial creature which had gotten in his way the last time he had collected crystals for his first lightsaber, but his skills in the Force had resolved that situation. Kyle hoped to not encounter it again, but he was prepared should that happened again.

    He walked down the jungle path, dodging branches and leaves, walking past puddles of water and all sorts of animals in the wildlife-teemed jungle of Yavin IV. A few animals would dart right by him as he kept walking. Normal people would freak out at such a sudden movement of animals, but Kyle knew they were coming his way through the Force. He walked on a bit until he noticed Jacen, up to his usual business of collecting small critters for his animal collection. "Up to your usual tricks, Jacen?" Kyle asked. Jacen had just picked up some more fish-like lizards when he heard Kyle calling out to him. He turned to look at Kyle, those critters still in his hands. "Yeah, Kyle, got myself some more for my collection. Taking a stroll in the jungle?" Jacen replied. "No, just heading for the cave to get some crystals for my new lightsaber." Kyle answered. "New lightsaber? You lost your lightsaber, Kyle?" Jacen asked again. "Yeah, I did. But I'm making another one." Kyle nodded. Jacen nodded as well, still holding his little critters in his hands carefully so not to accidentally kill them. Then suddenly a question popped right into his mind. "How's Kasan doing?" he asked. "Kasan's doing great. Thanks for asking. I needed to be going, we'll talk later, Jacen. Have a nice day." Kyle replied as he excused himself so he could get going with collecting his crystals. "You too, Kyle. See you later." Jacen spoke up, as he watched Kyle disappeared down the path.

    Kyle kept going until he found the entrance to the cave. He took his glow lamp and activated it, then walked right into the cave to search for the crystals. He looked up at the walls of the caves to find crystals glittering with the light he had directed to them. He recalled that none of these ones were usefull, so he headed down deeper into the cave to find the more useful ones. He kept going until he reached deeper into the cave, then searched around with his glow lamp until he found some orange crystals. He smiled and walked up to the wall on which the orange crystals grew. Kyle then plucked three out of the wall and carefully placed them into the hilt of his lightsaber. Decided that he would test it here, Kyle took a deep breath and ignited his lightsaber. With the usual "whoosh-hiss" sound, an orange blade had protracted from the hilt. He turned one of the knobs up a little, and watched as his orange blade turned into a darker orange color until it was fiery orange. This meant that his lightsaber's blade was at its highest density. Kyle then gently stabbed his lightsaber against the ground, easily cutting through the rock. "Good.... So far so good." Kyle thought out loud with a whistle, then turned that knob down with just his thumb until it reached the lower density until it was at a lighter orange color. He stabbed the ground once more, and this time it was only burned.

    "Oh yeah...." Kyle thought out loud as he decided to test something else, the length adjustment. He moves his thumb to the second knob closest to the top, then turned it until his lightsaber reached its maximum length. Kyle was amazed as his lightsaber was two inches and a half longer than normal. He whistled and turned it down until it was back to its normal length, then tested changing both length and density by moving one knob at a time. Kyle watched with awe as his lightsaber's blade lengthens while gaining density. "Ah-ha.... I'm loving this" Kyle smiled as he returned his lightsaber's attributes back to normal, then deactivated his lightsaber. Kyle smiled at his handiwork in building his new lightsaber, then decided to leave the cave before that creature appeared again. As much as Kyle had the skill in the Force needed to deal with that creature, he'd prefer not to deal with it at all. Fortunately for Kyle, he got out of the cave without incident and injuries, and he got himself a new lightsaber.....
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    Gazing up at the castle, Gabriel's jaw would have dropped,
    'Wow... that thing is huge.'

    Recalling a previous trip to Nar Shaddaa to try & purchase a holocron about Rhen Var at auction, Gabriel thought he would get to see this place sooner before, instead they were forced to Korriban, which landed Gabriel with his Jedi Training & addmitance to the Jedi Academy.
    'Guess I should be thankful Mom & Dad sent me here. I've always wanted to come here.'

    Taking his glow stick, Gabriel placed it around his neck, then rememered something his dad always brought,
    "Light Stick! I forgot hand held light sticks!" At least Gavriel had ordered the droid to issue glow sticks, despite his preferance for Hand held glow Sticks.

    Following the higher Jedi to the tomb, Gabriel looked at the giant spheretical structure in the middle of the area, something about it made him shiver, he knew it was Trade Federation Core Ship, but there was this dread hanging over it, as if something was goign to happen, bet rememberng the Battle Droids were shut of for 2 decades, Gabriel shook the feeling away, saying to himself,
    'Don't worry, remember what Master Derragon said, the Droids haven't been moving for 20 years. So we don't have to worry about Battle Droids.'

    But Gabriel's mind had something that kept gnawing at his worry, what if the Battle Droids were to some how become active & hostile, recalling from an archaive entry, Battle Droids & Jedi didn't exactly go together well.

    Whislt still looking around, despite the 20 years worth of snow fall, he could still see some relics of the clone wars when they reached Rhen Var. Destroyed droid parts, Gunship debris, Armour of the numerous class of Clone Trooper, Vehicle debris,
    'Wow, Master Skywaker wasn't kidding. This was one hell of a Battlefield during the Clone Wars... hard to believe the troops used turned on our ancestors.'

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    Name: Lord Vaenos (as he likes to call himself. Only his friends know his true name as Jarren Valinar)

    Age: 25

    The Lightsaber: Duel-wield/Double-bladed*read more below* (Red), named Shadow Star

    About the lightsaber: This lightsaber was forged by Jarren in his initial training as a Jedi, or to be technically correct as the final requirement of his training. The red crystal was a gift handed down by Jarren's grandfather to father to him. He used the normal parts to make the rest of the lightsaber at first, but then that's when a dream came to him *more on the dream in bio* From the dream he made two lightsaber hilts and made it possible to forge them into one double-bladed lightsaber. Working on everything delicately he was able to make a double-bladed lightsaber that could detach into two seperate ones. Nothing is really special about it except that it can seperate and that Jarren gave it a name.

    Starcraft: Stolen Imperial Shuttle - A typical Imperial shuttle with some supplies and a hyperdrive to allow Jarren, or Lord Vaenos transport from planet to planet.

    Appearance: Jarren was once a light tanned jet black hair, blue eyed human who stood at 6'2" 156 lbs, slightly muscular build with a tattoo of a flaming eye on his chest. Now his skin is paled and his hair slightly greyish white, and his eyes a blood red. He hides in a set of Dark Jedi robes of black and dark grey and has the black hood over his head most of the time.

    Bio: The Dream
    Walking on a dirt path in a beautiful grassy plain with flowers and trees, a small cave just ahead, dressed in Jedi Robes, Jarren smiled as he viewed this lovely place. The backyard of his home on Dantooine. But then it suddently changed. The grass turned to ash, the tree became grey and dead. Dark red eyes came from the cave. The sky darkened with murderous clouds. A dark figure in black robes with a single hilt red lightsaber came out of the cave. Join me... or die. The robed figure said. Jarren frowned and took out his double-bladed red saber and fought. He noticed the dream sort of dissolved and was more focused on the battle.

    Near death, Jarren was sprawled on the ground with the figured leaning over him, Your abilities are pretty well Jarren Valinar. You have great potential. Altar your lightsaber to be more effective. The Force flows easily in your hands as well in your head. Drop the shield of your emotions and leave the Jedi Order... find us, and you will be set free. More than confused, Jarren woke up and from there built his convertable double-bladed/dual wield red lightsaber.

    It wasn't until a few months had passed of Jedi training before he finally left. Stealing an imperial shuttle he left to begin his search of the cloaked figure but in his mind, he thought he might never find him. That only fueled his anger...
    Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to Hate. Hate... leads to suffering. A strange voice would say in the back of his mind. Ignoring it, he continued on. Along the way of his journey he killed innocents who would not answer his questions that he insisted they answer, and forced common folk to do things that they wouldn't normally do, only to benefit Jarren's profits.

    Misc: Jarren, or Lord Vaenos believes himself to be the only True Jedi of the Galaxy and that the others are weak and are only good for tools or slaves.

    OOC NOTE: Since no Sith are allowed, I'm limiting him to being a Dark Jedi only and that he consideres himself to be a Lord (instead of Darth Vaenos).
    //hope it's not too late to join either...

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    "Again, no one goes anywhere alone and even better, they must make sure everyone else knows where they are going. I won't say to keep your lightsabers with you because that should go without saying. As for whether or not we'll actually set up camp within the castle, I'm not expecting to, but we should always be prepared. Given how close this ship is to the castle we should be all right but I don't want anything hindering us. Travel light or you leave it behind. Understood?"

    There was a series of glow sticks being handed out, grabbing one, Mahtan made it one less. Placing the string of the stick on the out side of his brown robe he adjusted it till it was centered. He would wear his tauntaun hide over his robe but allow the stick to hang out.

    Standing, Mahtan took the white and gray tauntaun cloak and slipped it on before reaching for his tool box. Lifting the box with his left arm he flipped up his hood on his robe and headed out of the room to the boarding ramp.


    ~<>~


    The tundra of the snow planet of Rhen Var was more or less the way Mahtan had expected it to be. Snowy, cold, kinda rocky, more snow... And considering the large piles of trashed droids and vehicles made it the perfect frozen wasteland for someone to explore.

    Looking down at his feet Mahtan found his boots ankle deep in someone else's footprints. Without knowing it he had moved to take the path of least resistance. He then glanced to his light yellow tool box and thought if he might actually need anything he had brought; fusioncutter- maybe, it was a little more surgical that a lightsaber would be; electrobinoculars- yeah, they could be handy; utility belt- well maybe if he was wearing it. There was also a series of other, smaller tools that might come in handy as well.

    Mahtan's eyes strayed out in front of him to the large tomb they were headed too. Also the only place that could probably be hiding a real danger. Mahtan would stay sharp, stay alert to his surroundings, and of course his comrades.

    The group of jedi continued their trudge through the snow, getting ever so closer to the tomb that would hopefully answer some questions, enlighten new ones, and bring about a wealth of knowlegde. Who woudl eb the first to venture inside? Mahtan could only wonder, and keep moving.

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    In Space...

    Lord Vaenos sat in the pilots seat of the stolen imperial shuttle, The Shade. Working at the console he set a course back to Korriban, where his training has started so long ago. Perhaps he could find some answers there. Jarren stared at the screen of the planet, Korriban. It's been a long time. At least five years seemed too long to him.

    Going back, I take it? There that voice was again... Jarren turned around to see a black cloaked figure, the hood shadowing the face.

    "Who... are you?" Jarren asked slowly and in a low-toned voice. Jarren's facial expression turned from surprise to anger. "And why are you here now? I thought you were just a dream." But the figure didn't answer back. It slowly faded into nothing as Jarren stared at the back of the shuttle. Strange it was... perhaps he was very tired, and was starting to see things. He hadn't slept for five days. That could've been it. He shook his head and turned back to the console and activated the lever to jump to lightspeed.

    {{{{~~~*****~~~}}}}}


    Arrival at Korriban...

    Jarren pulled the lever to have The Shade come to a halt. There in front was the planet of Korriban. Ah, how he remembered it. Skywalker is there... the strange dark and mysterious voice once again echoed around him.

    Jarren nodded, "I know, but I have to go. The Force has guided me here for a reason. I must explore that reason. The ship then goes forward toward the planet. Slowly but surely, it makes its way down to the planet surface and lands. Pressing a few buttons, the exit ramp lowers and Jarren made his way out of the ship. He took a few moments to look around. This place was NOT familiar to him. Frowning, he took a step foward then suddenly stopped, just enough to miss the blaster strike the wall. He turned to see a defense turret mounted in some foilage.

    "Hmm. I see I am not welcome here. That shall not stop me from obtaining the information I want..." Lord Vaenos hovers his hands out in front of him. Using the Force, he called the lightsaber in its double-bladed form to his hands, then turning it on the blades crackled and hummed with energy. The turret continued to fire, only to be deflected by Jarren's quick movements with the lightsaber. Slowly, Jarren made it to the turret and smashed one blade into the turret, destroying its circuits. "Hmm. That might cause some attention. I best finish my buisness and leave."

    Somewhere in the jungle...

    Lord Vaenos walked into the thick line of trees for what seemed a few miles before he came upon a small child. He looked to have small Jedi Apprentice robes on as he was playing with small rocks and sticks with the Force. There were three other children playing just further off and a tall female Jedi who was the Adult there he supposed. Lord Vaenos walked past the young boy when he heard the boy yell, "Dark J..." But before he could finish the sentence, Lord Vaenos held out his hand toward the boy without looking back. He could hear the boy choking and struggling to breathe for air.

    "You'd be best to know some manners, or it'll get you killed." Jarren chuckled as he closed his fist the rest of the way. Only hearing the thump of the boys body hitting the forest floor, he tucked his arm back into his cloak and kept walking toward the others. However, the yelling of "Dark" had already caught their attention. The female Jedi had her green lightsaber out and the children were running toward some sort of facility... the Jedi Academy. That was where he needed to go. He turned his gaze upon the Jedi, "Tell me where I may find the others."

    The Jedi paused and looked at him with confusion. "The others?"

    "Don't play coy with me. You know who I mean. I seek answers, and I seek them fast. You can die slow and painful... or I can be quick." He sneered.

    She readied her lightsaber, "Just go ahead and try Dark Jedi!" Lunging foreward, Jarren activated his lightsaber again deflecting her blow. She spun, delivering a flury of attacks, each one parried by him. She was not much of a challenge, but it felt good to be heated by the spirit of battle once more. Jarren feinted an attack with the top side of the double-bladed lightsaber, as he split them. Spinning, in his left hand the lightsaber slicing downward was blocked by her lightsaber, but in his right hand as he spun toward the right, he jabbed the lightsaber into her side.

    She let out a terrible scream. Finishing the spin, Jarren faced her with both lightsabers ready for more, but she spat out blood and fell to the ground. "Must've hit the heart too soon. Pity." Jarren connected the two lightsabers once more and put it back on his belt. "And still no information. I've really got to learn to stop killing people." His left hand went to his belt and activated a switch, rendering him invisible due to the Stealth Field Generator. "I shall have my answers yet..."

    {{{{{~~~*****~~~}}}}}


    The Jedi Academy...

    Within a small stone room, a training room there were three floating remote droids and two young apprentices with blue lightsabers. They were training with the remotes when they suddenly stopped. "Do you feel that Seska?" The human boy asked the telosian girl.

    She nodded, "Indeed I do. Should we warn Master Skywalker?" The boy grinned and shook his head, "We can take care of it! Then we'll become Jedi Knights for it! I'm sure of..."

    Jarren de-activated the stealth field and appeared before both apprentices. "Where are the others?"

    Confused the boy looked at Jarren funny, "You sure look funny. You're Sith, aren't you? Master Skywalker warned us about your kind. I thought the Sith were destroyed though... Anyways, what others? Are you talking about the ones who went to Rhen Var? To some sort of grave or whatever? Yeah Rhen Var I believe is where they went."

    Now it was Jarren who was confused, "Who are the Sith? Anyways it doesn't matter what I am. If Rhen Var is where they went, then that's where I must go to. Tell Master Skywalker that Lord Vaenos sends his greetings." He sneered as he turned and left.

    Through the jungle again...

    Making his way through the jungle, Jarren found his way back to The Shade and got back on board. Luckily nothing was waiting for him that time as he remembered last time he left a planet. Two bounty hunters tried to snatch him as he was leaving Nar Shadaa, but that was in the past. He went to the console and plotted a chart to Rhen Var and closed the exit ramp. "On to Rhen Var then...

    {{{{{~~~*****~~~}}}}}


    Lightspeed once again... to Rhen Var
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    Gavriel's warnings about sticking together and holding onto your lightsaber were not lost on Keyan. The student's unfocused stare was not due to a lack of concentration, it was the exact opposite. Within his mind, Keyan was walking the dark corridors of Ulic's tomb, exploring that which had laid dormant for centuries.

    He pushed open the large stone doors, revealing a grand hallway. Statues lined the hall, set in acloves far above. They were backlit by some strange glow, produced by nothing in view. He turned his head, and the walls were splashed with blue highlights. He raised the blade above his head, and moved on. A ripple in the Force alerted the man, and he lept into the air as ardent laser bolts flashed under him. A casual flick and the foes fell. He pushed aside two collapsed columns and entered the tomb. It was.....and then darkness fell.

    Keyan jerked from his vision, and held his head in both hands. There was some unexplainable pain eminating from there. Then he remembered, the thing has swung, and his head bleeding. Bleeding! But...there was no blood, no bruises, nothing. Bewilidered, the Jedi student stood. He dimly remembered accepting a glowstick and following Gavriel into the snow. It was several minutes of trudging through waist-high snow before Keyan realized what he had seen.

    "Master! Master, there's something you need to know. I just....saw something. I don't know if I made it up, or if its the memory of some forgotten Jedi. But, there is something inside the tomb. Guarding Ulic's body, or perhaps his secrets. It's something dark....something beyond words. I..." He held a hand to his head in pain again, "I think we should be careful." He finished half-heartedly, and looked to the two Knights, hoping they could provide some insight. Keyan may be one of the most advanced students, but visions were rare and never explained in the Academy.

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    Daniel was still staring at the ground, gritting his teeth and demanding peace to come back to his mind, but peace would not answer such a violent call, it only answered the gentle pat on the back that followed. Daniel looked up, his eyes a bit shaken with unspoken anger and saw Cawlen’s smile, which then spoke words of experienced wisdom.

    “All things come with time, eager one. Redouble your efforts to focus your energy and ability to studying the way of the Jedi. Meditate upon your eagerness, and find the reasons inside of yourself that make you feel that way. Once you find those reasons, use them to motivate yourself. But always remember, a lightsaber is only a weapon, and focusing on a weapon is a fast path to darkness. A true Jedi’s strength is here…”

    Cawlen gestured toward Daniel’s heart.

    Daniel nodded and felt it slow down to calm beat. Cawlen’s words touched him there. His nod was a lie however for he did not understand what the elder Jedi was trying to say, they just couldn’t reach the next step…


    “…And here…”

    He then gestured toward Daniel’s forehead.

    “…I sense you have an ample amount of both. Remember that.”

    Perhaps he was right but then why was Daniel so confused? Why was the forehead Cawlen touched in such a storm and yet the heart towards which he gestured so quick to understand? Perchance the Padawan had too much of one and not enough of the other, somehow he felt that if he could only understand what Cawlen was trying to say instead of merely feeling it, then he would know what it meant to be a Jedi.

    The Jedi are our protectors, they defend truth and justice, the Force is their power and the lightsaber is their weapon. All Jedi have one at their side, half the training revolves around mastering it, how could it not be important?

    It didn’t make any sense


    Those thoughts sounded so wrong and yet Cawlen’s words just didn’t sound right, at least not in his mind…

    As they moved towards the castle, Daniel fell a little back due to his slow pace, while searching within himself, demanding the answers to his questions to come out and show themselves but again they did not answer. Maybe his methods were flawed or they just weren’t there…..

    _ _ _ _ _ _


    The new comer went from student to Master, Graul was within himself, meditating, lost in the living force, only mindful of where he was walking, where it would take him and Cawlen's suggestion...

    “In order for him to learn all you have to offer he must respect you, not fear you.”

    There was no disrespect meant in Cawlen's sentence, despite the way it stroked up Graul's fair, and in return his answer was neither spiteful nor confrontational.
    "You must understand, Daniel is a well of potential, the force is very strong within him, if you concentrate long enough you can feel it's dormant slumber deep within him. It pains me to see such prospects wasted because of his bashful nature and pampered upbringing. I base my teachings on what I was thought and I hope Im not being big headed by thinking they can work with my students"

    His voice was calm and rational, he wasn't angry with Cawlen, he accepted that others may have they're own methods. Once again he returned to his meditation and left Masters Gavriel and Cawlen to their conversation. He concentrated as hard as he could, he could sense that something was there, there something besides his companions on this mission but he just couldn’t put his finger on it.


    "Don't act like you'll just be around Cawlen. Stick close, I've felt an elusive presence in the Force....."

    Gavriel’s remark pulled Graul out of his pensive slumber and brought his attention to what Cawlen said next.

    "So I am not losing it... you sense something as well."

    “Indeed I have felt it as well” Said Graul keeping forward, always looking towards the tomb “It is as if there is someone else here, a powerful presence indeed but not powerful enough for me to identify it”

    "Gavriel, Graul. Let us keep our guards up and our minds focused."

    “Indeed, our guard must not falter, for noone knows what might lie in...”

    Graul’s words were cut short by Keyan’s distressful call, the Master turned back towards the young Knight to be, who was then holding his head with both hands looking towards those around with despair in his eyes.

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    Kyle was on his way back to the Academy, smiling about his new lightsaber. However, that smile was soon wiped off his face as he felt a disturbance in the Force. "A disturbance in the Force. Not good." he thought as he was about to take out his new lightsaber, when he felt two painful ripples of the Force. Someone had died. No, make that two. Kyle decided to hurry back to warn Luke, when he discovered a corpse of a young boy, a Jedi Trainee by the name Hans. He knew him from sharing the same table at breakfast. "Poor Hans...." Kyle sighed as he closed the boy's eyes, them moved on to find the body of a female Jedi. Something wasn't right, both died rather mysteriously. Mysterious deaths were always disturbing. Quickly, Kyle rushed back to the Jedi Academy, he hurried until he got back to his room, hoping that Kasan was there.

    Kasan laid against the pillows on Kyle's bed. Her hair fanned out, making a dark halo around her head. Her eyes were closed, and despite not being force sensitive, she felt strangely calmed. Like she was in a trance. Kyle saw Kasan in his bed, sighing in a bit of relief as he walked up to her. She seemed strangely calmed for some reason. Kyle decided that he would wake her up. "Kasan, I'm glad you're alright." Kyle spoke up, just as Jake rolled up to him from the corner which he was staying before. He had that worried look on his face, which was shown whenever he felt a disturbance in the Force. Kasan's eyes opened slowly, yawning a little, she looked up at him and smiled a little. Tilting her head on the pillow, she said, "Why wouldn't I be ok? I came here when I was done in the Medical Center and I have a wonderful attack R-7 unit to protect me." Jake beeped happily at Kasan's compliments for the astromech droid. However, his master didn't seem to confident of Jake's ability to deal with serious kinds of threats. "Jake couldn't protect you as well as I could, Kasan. I sensed a disturbance in the Force, and two Jedi had died. What gets me is that their deaths seemed... Mysterious, so to say." Kyle spoke, in a warning tone. He wasn't too sure if the death of the two Jedi was an accident or not. Kasan pushed herself up and sat, facing him. A worried look crossed her face, "Did you go to Luke about it?" Kyle let out a sigh. "I was about to, but I figured that I should check on you first, just in case. After that disturbance I felt, I felt nothing else." he replied, as Jake tootled a question about it.

    Kasan's brow furrowed, "Well... I'm ok. If you want, I can accompany you to go see Luke. If you felt nothing else, the disturbance should have passed and something should be done about the deceased..." Kyle nodded to her. "Yes, maybe for the time being, Kasan. But that could easily be my paranoid self. I don't know. And yes, we'll go and speak with Master Luke about the dead so they can be taken care of." Kyle replied. Kasan nodded a little and looked down. Sighing a little she looked back at him and in a soft voice said, "Do you think it's wise to bring children into a galaxy such as this?"

    Kyle heard Kasan's question and considered it for a bit. If those two children inside of her womb would become future Jedi who would uphold peace and justice in the galaxy, Kyle didn't see why not. "If those same children would become future Jedi to help protect the galaxy, I don't see why not. But that's just my oppinion." Kyle said as he opened the door and slowly headed outside. He turned to see Jake slowly wheeled up to the door as well. "No, Jake, you stay here." he spoke, much to Jake's disappointment as he complained about it. Kasan sighed again and stood from the bed. The shorts that Kali had given her stopped about midthigh, but she was thankful that the top covered her. After seeing how Torba and Talbot leered at her in her slave outfit, she didn't care if she were to wear Kyle's Jedi robes around her, so long as no one ever looked at her like that again. Her thoughts rang clear to anyone with in a 10 foot radius, but she didn't notice. Slowly, she walked towards the door, ready to go with him. Kyle began to walk down the hallways as he picked up Kasan's thoughts about her outfit she was currently wearing. He also picked up her fear of being humiliated in such an exposing outfit as the slave outfit he saw her in when he found her on that Star Destroyer. Kyle sympathized with her, of course. "I know you're now paranoid about how people look at you, Kasan. I can understand that. But being paranoid isn't the answer, as much as I know that this would be hard for you to understand. Besides, you really have nothing to hide from a Jedi." he said, slowly walking as his left hand pushed off some of his Jedi robe to show off his new lightsaber hilt.

    Kasan looked up at him, she hadn't realized that she'd been thinking... Loudly... Swallowing a little, she thought about something and smiled a little. Catching up with him and walking next to him, she raised a brow and said quietly, "I still have that outfit... Maybe, I'll wear for you sometime." She smiled to herself and looked down towards his side. Looking back, she said, "I thought Talbot took your lightsaber?" Kyle chuckled as he heard Kasan's remark about that slave outfit. "No thanks. That's way too exposed even for me to handle. I prefered the standard.... You know?" he spoke and chuckled when she asked about his lightsaber. "And yeah, Talbot did take my lightsaber. This is my new one. Made it just now, with some cool new features that my old lightsaber lacked." he added. Kasan laughed at his answers, "Far to conservative. Like your grandfather, so I'm told. Besides Kyle, the standard would be a little less then what the outfit covers." She watched his face turn colors and grinned. Looking back forward for a moment, she said, "At least I made you happy for a moment. Ah well. Such is the life of a Jedi I suppose." Kyle blushed and chuckled once again, shaking his head at the same time. If, as Luke had put it, even a small hope was enough to defeat the Dark Side, then Kyle believed that even a little bit of humor would do the same. "Well, being a Jedi is more exciting than you think. But I'll admit that it could get boring at times." he responded, as he continued to look for Luke.

    Kasan smiled and leaned into him, keeping pace with him. She put on arm around his back and looked ahead of them. If anything serious happened in the near future, he'd probably make her stay behind. He'd been mighty protective over her in the couple days that they'd gotten to the Academy and after her being shot down, she doubted he'd let her back in the pilot's seat anytime soon. Kyle could read Kasan's emotions as though she wore it on her sleeves, he knew what she thought of him lately. But then again, Kyle didn't want to let that tragedy repeat. Yet, there was a conflicting part of his mind that wanted to give Kasan another chance. If he could trust Katrina even though she was still training in the Force, then he couldn't see why he couldn't trust Kasan. Sometimes, counting on someone else was the only way to win, Kyle learned that the hard way in Rogue Squadron. If Wedge Antilles was being overly protective for any of his men, then Rogue Squadron probably wouldn't had performed with the same vigor as they had against the Empire.

    However, there were loose ends which must be tied up before Kyle could truly suspect anything. No matter what he had suspected, he decided to keep it to himself until he find some solid proof. Little did he know, the trail has already gone cold.
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    Arrival at Rhen Var...

    Coming out of lightspeed, Jarren intercepted a message, nodded, then plotted a course on the navicomputer. The Shade made its way toward the otherside of the planet where he detected a ship on the planet surface. Strange it was, that it matched what he was looking for. "How did... oh well, now is not the time."

    "I was wondering when we'd get there - phew!" Came a strange voice. Jarren turned around in his chair to see an old man in Jedi robes come out of a closet. Jarren stood up fast getting out his lightsaber. The old man held out his hands, "Easy there. I mean you no harm. In fact... there are things you might want to know, but now is not the time to tell you. I've hidden myself for a reason Lord Valinar" he said his name with a snide remark, "You are going to need my help."

    Jarren paused for a moment, more hypnotized by the sounds of the lightsaber crackling. "Help for what, exactly? Hmm?" Jarren arched his right brow, "What would you know of what I'm doing? The fact that you know could mean your death."

    The old man chuckled, "Whatever you say. Is there any food around here? I'm starving." Jarren watched the crazy old man search the ship for food, and once he found some, Jarren continued to watch him eat... eating HIS food. That angered him. Jarren didn't trust this Jedi. Could be a spy, could be anything for all he knew...

    {{{{{~~~*****~~~}}}}}


    Name: Illius Randford
    Age: 52
    Race: Human
    Gender: Male
    Lightsaber: Single, green

    Appearance: Standing at 5'9" weighing at 152 lbs with dark skin, grey hair, and green eyes, the old man seems to have a calm about him. He seems at peace in any situation.

    Starcraft: None
    Bio: Nothing currently is known about Illius, but perhaps more shall be revealed in time...

    {{{{{~~~*****~~~}}}}}


    "Who are you?" Jarren asked plainly, "Why are you wearing Jedi robes?"

    The old man stopped eating and turned around to face Jarren, "Why are you wearing Dark Jedi robes?" He asked arching a brow. "Much can be asked of both of us, and I can already tell our future together is going to be a conflicting one..." he gave a wearied sigh. "Enough of about that though. Onto the mission, oh and DO put your lightsaber away. It's not like I'm going to stab you in the back, which by the way don't even try. I'll be watching you even when I sleep."

    Watching him? That didn't sound comforting. Jarren de-activated his lightsaber, but split it in two before he put them on both sides of his belt. He felt his duel-wielding technique also had more effect, although he was trained in both duel-wield and double-bladed. Turning around he set course for that ship. He could sense the man was still eating an apple and watching the ship from behind Jarren's seat. He would have to tolerate the man's presence for now.

    {{{{{~~~*****~~~}}}}}


    Arrival near the ship...

    On approach to the ship, he noticed something about it. A feint beacon was eminating from within the ship. Near the heart of it. That's where he must head, he felt. Then that's where he would go.

    Jarren stood on course for the ship, then landed in what seemed to be a docking bay of the old droid command ship. "Now the fun begins." Jarren looked up. The old man smiled, "What?"

    "Why did you say that? 'Now the fun begins'?" Jarren asked, a little confused.

    The old man chuckled, "Oh you'll see. You'll see. But remember what that message said, we must go in, get it over with, and get out." Jarren nodded and turned his attention back to the ship. The old man was right, but still annoying. He'll dispose of him when he can.

    Within the docking bay...

    "Ah, here we are. Right then let's get this over with." The old man headed for the exit ramp as Jarren flipped the switch then got up and walked over to it himself. How could he not have sensed a Jedi on board? Strange...

    {{{{{~~~*****~~~}}}}}


    Exiting out of the shuttle Jarren and the old man came to a halt in front of a droid dekas. Three of them in fact, all of them de-activated and sprawled out on the floor. Interesting... A giant two-legged droid with blasters that seemed to be everywhere was leaning against a wall near a panel, and several hundred battle droids were all around, battered, torn apart all around the docking bay as if a battle occured here.

    The old man shrugged, "Well not the most lively of places." Jarren nodded in agreement then saw a hallway in front of them. The old man pointed, "That's where we go then."

    Jarren rolled his eyes, "Really?" sneering, Jarren continued forward down the hallway and past a few empty and droid filled rooms and continued through until he got to what looked like a central control room. All the ship functions seemed to be off-line.

    Ah great... just what I need. Jarren thought to himself.

    OOC: Sorry 'bout that. Misunderstood.
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    Renn once again got a bad feeling in the pit of his stomach. He had the feeling they weren't alone and he too could feel something...it was faint but it was there.

    Without thinking he activated his silver-bladed lightsaber and got into a fighting stance. His eyes darted around nervously. He didn't like this, something was out there and it was close.

    "I think we should get moving," Renn said. "I have the feeling that we're not alone here."

    He knew if Ganner was here and he saw how nervous he was acting, that the Corellian Jedi would never be able to live it down. He knew it was foolish to be so nervous, he had two Jedi Masters with him and one Jedi Knight. Half of him wanted the thing to show its face so that there could be a fight, Renn wanted to prove himself worthy.

    Truth was he doubted his own self-worth. His father, Ruebeld Torvec, was a politician and wanted his son to follow in his footsteps but when Renn found out he was Force sensative Ruebeld almost seemed disappointed in his son. Renn wrote them some letters, but not a lot. Truth was he had the feeling as he got older he and his father wouldn't get along too well. Plus he felt that he could do more good as a Jedi and not a politician.
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    On the ship...

    Droids...

    Jarren viewed the blank consoles intently. "Something wrong Lord Vaenos?" The old man asked calmly. The old man paced back and forth looking over at Jarren with a curious glare. "I can tell something's the matter just by looking at you, you know."

    Jarren nodded, "I feel our 'shadow' has been spotted." The old man arched a brow, but Jarren interupted before the man could speak, "So we must move quickly. Get on that main computer and boot up the main system." After staring at Jarren for a moment, the old man quickly moved to the central computer system and began working. Quickly the screens flickered on with a bunch of schematics Jarren couldn't understand. "Right. I'll get on this one." Jarren noted a smaller computer that might've seemed unimportant to the untrained eye.

    What's odd is that he WAS untrained, and yet he could feel some presence guide him to that specific computer. He could not explain the feeling that led him to it, but he suspected it to be the Force. Working on the console, he too brought up schematics unknown to him, but was working fast as he knew what he was doing. Soon lights powered up and power was restored to the ship. "TA DA!!!" The old man said. "We did it. Now we need to locate the droid control station and power up these blasted droids."

    Jarren nodded, "Come with me then. I know where that is." They left the room and began their journey deeper into the ship...

    {{{{{~~~*****~~~}}}}}

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    Gavriel entered into the spacious main hall of Ulic Qel-Droma's castle which was nearly fully encased in ice. Perhaps thats not quite accurate, the outside of the castle was nearly covered with ice. The inside of the castle, though cold, was much more welcoming. The ancient glow sticks within the walls looked to be old, but not nearly as old as the long-burnt out torches along the walls. Gavriel looked around in the pale light at the glow sticks within the castle. Someone had been here, but the glow sticks themselves were only a small remnant from others that had burnt out like the torches. "Well someone was here before us, but it was a very long time ago." Gavriel spoke as he looked back to the team behind him. It was at that point a small echo seemed to pass through the castle. It was not the echo of the Dark Side, at least not fully, more like a light that once burned bright, but carried with it a great shadow. Gavriel looked around and reached out with the Force to pinpoint the location of the echo, yet it was nowhere to be found, but everywhere.

    "Show yourself!" Gavriel challenged the darkness, looking to and fro, lightsaber hilt in his hand. A small mechanical whine sounded and one of the Jedi from the team could be heard giving voice to what others thought. "Battle Droids . . ." Gavriel shook his head negative. "No, there would be more mechanical sounds if it was. Battle Droids are notoriously clunky . . ." Gavriel looked up at the cathedral-like celing, which extended perhaps 100 feet above them, Gavriel could be wrong, the ceiling disappeared into darkness masking where it actually ended. Gavriel took a step back and in an instant had his blue lightsaber ignited snapping back two blue bolts from off to his left. Gavriel spun his lightsaber in a wide arc intercepting all of the shots then acrobatically spun to his right holding his Lightsaber vertical to catch two more shots. There came another mechanical whine and Gavriel adjusted his stance, stepping away from the team. The Jedi Katas he practiced at the Academy were more than adequate to catch these blasts. "Cawlen! Graul, get the team back to the entrance Then get over here! Jolan, by my side! We got a lot of defenses here . . ." Gavriel closed his eyes and let the Force flow, his eyes could not see the attackers, but it was clear the shots were only meant for Gavriel since not one bolt came towards a Jedi on the team. Reaching out Gavriel let the Force make out what was doing the shooting, automated laser turrets designed to keep unwelcomed visitors out of the castle - and they were many. "unwanted . . ." Gavriel considered in his mind. Gavriel wasn't wanted here . . . He turned and put his back to the Jedi Knight Jolan Ovlion. Then Gavriel used the Force to call his green lightsaber into his left hand in ready position with it horizontal over his head, his blue blade held horizontal across his chest pointed in the other direction.

    If the sound of blaster fire hadn't braught Cawlen to an even greater sense of vigilance, Gavriel's quick orders had. "Right away Gavriel." Cawlen shouted, turning on his heel to face the team. "You heard the man, everyone needs to get back to the entrance. All of you have your lightsabers ready just in case, but be sure to stay out of the crossfire. We do not need to throw everyone in harm's way." He waved both of his hands toward the exit at the same time, signaling the team to move with him as he guided them. Following his own orders, Cawlen held his right hand out, his lightsaber flying from his belt to his palm. Looking over his shoulder, the Jedi watched to be sure everyone was following his and Gavriel's instructions. His feet thundered toward the entrance, leading the group at a grueling pace, lightsaber held inactive in his right hand. Jolan surprised by the sudden attack does as Gavriel has told him. Putting his back to the Master awaiting the defenses next attack he calms himself and opens his connection to the force. Feeling only his master and focusing on the defenses. He grips his lightsaber in his hand showing the white of his knuckles. He watches as the Jedi race back to the entrance and can hear the voices of many young Jedi questioning the attack. "What is going on! I thought we were told there was no worry of battle droids!" Jolan had thought the same thought, but he had always expected the unexpected so this did not phase his as it did the others.

    Jolan stood back to back with Gavriel patiently waiting. He could feel so much in this room. He did not know what it was and turned looking over his shoulder. "Do you feel that as well Master?" he asked. Turning his head back and awaiting the reply from the Jedi Master he gripped the lightsaber tighter growing anxious for the next attack. "I feel it. Mechanical eyes trained on me . . . now us since you are a percieved threat. Open yourself up and you'll do alright." Gavriel responded. He then called out. "Cawlen . . . are you there?" Cawlen had quickly reached the entrance to the castle, spinning around immediatly to watch the others as they caught up. Quickly he turned to each side, looking over each person in turn, shaggy hair waving around his head. "Keyan, you are in charge until one of us are able to give further orders, keep everyone here unless a dire situation forces you out." Cawlen ordered quickly, his voice gentle but serious. He spun around again until he faced Gabriel, his brown, shaggy hair flailing to one side once more. "Gabriel, I need you to stand in the middle of the hallway, but do not come any closer. We may need someone in the middle for communications in the heat of battle. Remember, no closer then the middle, I do not want you in danger." With that Cawlen gave a quick bow to the group. "May the force be with you all." With those words, Cawlen immediatly dashed back down the hallway toward Gavriel, Jolan, and hopefully Graul. His feet pounded relentlessly against the floor of the castle, carrying the Jedi swifty down the passage. Though he was confident of Gavriel's skill, he had no intentions of leaving the worthy Jedi without more aid for any length of time greater then he had to. "I am with you, Gavriel. And you Jolan." The swift Jedi called as he neared his fellow Knight.

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    The blasts then came at the 3 Jedi full force, Gavriel focused on the Force, finding the pathways the blasts would take and moving his lightsabers there accordingly. Gavriel could sense well over 20 gun turrets and probably more focused upon the 3 Jedi but did not despair, he kept his calm and gave himself over to the Force reaching past the smell of ozone, sending the bolts back at the turrets with all the calmness of a Talarian Chameleon. Tightening his grip on the lightsaber, Cawlen activated both silver blades simultaniously. Immediatly, the knight moved to Gavriel's side, closing his eyes and focusing on the force just as a shower of blasts came his direction. Allowing the force to flow through his body, Cawlen rotated the lightsaber around in his wrist, knocking back the blasts. Cawlen felt one of the blasts come dangerously close to the hilt of his lightsaber and he angled his body diagonaly to compensate and prevent the error from occuring again. Gavriel continued to swat blasterfire away from his person by angling his lightsaber stances enough to cause a direct reflection back to the gun emplacement. Several of the security defenses had been blown apart by their own blasterfire, while many of the guns firing simply didn't get one shot off. "Cawlen, it appears most of these guns are low on gas and can't get a shot off. If the other guns rely on motion detectors, maybe we can get the other guns to focus on the empty ones . . ."

    "Right." Cawlen replied, taking a step forward and spinning his body around to swat a blast strait back toward one of the turrets, destroying it. As he came out of the turn he angled his body so his spine would face Gavriel as he continued to parry the blasterfire away. "Perhaps you can use the force to move one or two of the empty ones in some fashion." Cawlen suggested, swatting away more shots. "I'll cover you if you concure." The Jedi continued to swat away the blasterfire, the sterling glow of his lightsaber illuminating his face. Gavriel nodded and focused, looking into the darkness of the main hall finding an empty security blaster, using the Force to suggest it had a heartbeat, it looked like Gavriel, that it's movements were of Gavriel raising his lightsaber. 2 of the active blasters pinpointed the empty one long enough for Gavriel ro then focus on them and rip them from their housings. "Cawlen, focus on the last 3 turrets, I'm the bait." Gavriel ran away from Cawlen and Jolan, as expected, the 3 remaining blasters trained right for Gavriel avoiding the other 2 Jedi. I could use Kali right about now . . ." Gavriel thought to himself.

    Valiently, Cawlen thwarted the blasterfire as it came raining down upon the group, his body shielding Gavriel as he focused on destroying a few of the turrets. Cawlen rarely used both blades of his lightsaber simultaniously, only doing so when the situation called for extra defensive capability. This was one of those situations, and in the hands of Cawlen, guided by the force, the two sided lightsaber proved to be a valuable tool. As the force flowed through his body, guiding his actions, it also provided to him an image of the turrets just down the hall. Seven...six... five... Gavriel tore two of the turrets apart. Three... Hearing Gavriel's command, Cawlen turned his body sideways. He held his lighsaber back in one hand, extending the other toward the last three turrets. The force flowed through the meditative Jedi's body, and it was only a few quick moments of unhindered focus before Cawlen had gained control of the force around the turrets. He closed his fist and pulled, and with the motion ripped the turrets from their placements. And the firing then stopped. Gavriel looked around and in a test moved his lightsaber around. No shots came back at him, no mechanical whines, nothing else to suggest the defenses were active anymore. With a nod to Cawlen and Jolan Gavriel called out "All clear!"

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    After some walking down the halls of the Academy, Kyle and Kasan finally found their way to Luke. Kasan didn't feel like doing the talking, for she was one of the only non-Jedi to be living around here. So there was ought to be some distance kept, little as it was. Besides, she had decided to let Kyle do the talking, trusting that he knew what he was doing. Kyle's face was calm, despite the fact that he had discovered Hans dead just after he had spoken with the young boy during breakfast. "Master Luke, I have some bad news." Kyle said. "Two dead Jedi. Kyle, why do you come to me instead of taking action yourself?" Kyle sighed, he really wanted to take action himself. However, he had no solid prove of who did it. "Master Luke, I really wanted to do that myself. Unfortunately, I couldn't act on what I couldn't confirm. My suspicions right now are vague. No need to scare the entire Academy over mere suspicions." he replied.

    "True." Luke stood up from his meditative stance and looked over at Kyle. "But there is little the Force can tell us. A great shadow seems to be rising and there is only so much that I can do. So far, I do not feel this shadow and the two deaths are related, for now all we can do is be mindful and be ready should trouble arise." Kyle only nodded and let out an "mmm" sound from his mouth, looking at Master Luke. "I did sense a brief disturbance in the Force just shortly before the two deaths occured. But it was far too brief for me to point a finger at anything. And yes, we might as well do that, not to mention holding a vigil for those two." Kyle spoke, then let out a little sigh. "Poor Hans, I'd just spoken to him at breakfast in the mess hall. And I found him dead just after I'd done building my new lightsaber. Is mortal life really that fragile, Master Luke?" Kyle added. "The three of us all know that. Our time in Rogue Squadron has shown that. The only thing that matters is what we did with the time we were given. They were devoted to the Force and lived that out. However short their time was, it was not in vain." "Yes, indeed. I'm just feeling sad because of how Hans' death reminded me of my cousin, Tack. He's the first of my family I'd reunited with since the destruction of Alderaan. Our reunion happened shortly before the Imperial assault on Hoth. He was riding with me in the same Airspeeder, going after those AT-ATs. Shortly after, he was killed." Kyle recounted whatever memories he had of his deceased cousin. "He served well, like all of us did. The only thing that made me come to terms with it was that he wasn't truly dead, but one with the Force." he added, slightly smiling.

    "Then you must learn to let go of Tack's death. To hold onto that is a form of selfishness which in turn is the shadow of greed. Tack is one with the Force, just as Hans and Stacken are. Do not be sad, and do not grieve, accept it as the will of the Force." Luke put a hand on Kyle's shoulder knowing that it was a struggle for Kyle to do what he suggested. Kyle could only nod at what Luke suggested for him. Granted, ever since he had came into the Jedi Academy, Kyle became a happier person as a whole than he was during his time in Rogue Squadron. Back then, he had fought alongside hate, anger and vengeance against the Empire. Kasan's defection to Rogue Squadron, being one which Kyle had the luck with witness for himself, helped prevent him from falling for the Dark Side. But even now, no matter how happy he became, it was hard for him to let go of what happened. Scars to a soul would take a very long time to heal. "Master Luke, ever since the day I'd first stepped into the Academy to be a Jedi and learn the way of the Force, I was a happier person than I was before. Still, it was hard to let go, to be honest. Injuries to the soul would take a long time to heal, but I have faith that the Force would quicken the healing proccess. I'm proud of Tack, my grandfather, and most importantly, Katrina." he said, with a slight bit of confidence in his tone, even as he confessed his difficulties with letting Tack's death go. "Then be proud of those who have joined the Force. If there is more to find, we'll find it. But above all, we must learn to let go of those who are gone."

    "Thank you for your advice, Master Luke. I will take it to heart, as I always do." Kyle spoke, his voice was sincere. Truth be told, he was already feeling better. He would do his best to let go, not try his best. Do or do not, there was no try, and Kyle had pretty much lived by this philosophy as a Jedi.

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