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08.17.2012 , 11:22 AM |
JK - Esma and Scourge
implied spoilers for the JK story
Lord Ukaita strode through the streets of Dromund Kaas, her eyebrows drawn down in thought as Imperial citizens fled from the Sith's path. Darth Baras was planning something, she was sure of it. Her ascension to the Dark Council the week before had made him her enemy, a threat to his growing power. She walked past the line on the platform and took the next available speeder.
Whether Baras would strike directly against her or against her family was the question. Ubrinu could take care of herself against the might of the Republic army, but it would be easy enough for her sister to disappear on a black ops mission. Her parents weren't out of reach either as they navigated the complex political world of the Ascendancy.
She leaped gracefully out of the speeder and walked into the Citadel towards her apartments. The reactions of the various Sith to her appointment to the Dark Council at so young an age had been amusing. Beyond Baras's animosity, she'd sensed lust, hate, disgust, and curiosity. The Chiss, after all, were not generally Force-sensitive and even fewer survived Korriban. The tumult of emotions swirling around the room had been delicious, and she'd drank of the rich essence until she'd noticed the hole in the room. Him. The huge Sith who'd stood near the door in the shadows had no emotions that she could sense. She'd met his eyes and seen intelligence, curiosity, pride, but she'd felt nothing from him. The swirl of lust that had formed in her guts had been...unexpected.
She opened the door to her apartments and stopped. There was a presence there, waiting in the darkness. She reached out with the Force and found the same absence of emotion she'd just been recalling. She unsheathed her twin lightsabers, their red lights glowing in the dark.
"You have made a grave error," she said, her clipped Imperial tones empahsized the promised threat. She leaped into the room, directly into the presence. Another red lightsaber met hers in the darkness, the glow revealing the handsomely cruel face she'd seen in the Council room. Her red eyes glowed as lust hit her once more. There was something about him...
"Lord Ukaita," he said calmly as he met her attack, "we should talk."
"Oh?" Ukaita asked as she smashed the Sith back a step, "And what shall we talk about?"
"A vision," he said as he slammed lightning at her.
"I have no interest in visions," she said, throwing up a ward around herself.
"A vision," he continued as he paried her attacks, "in which you kill the Emperor."
She paused. He paused as well. "What is your name?"
"Lord Scourge. The Emperor's Wrath."
Ukaita sheathed her sabers and crossed her arms in front of her. "Very well, I'm listening."
I'm actually really really happy how the order of stories has turned out cause this fits really well with Esma and Skari's discussion about the past and names last week. Just in case you were curious:
Esma would be called Maru'kai'tann - Ukaita (she's a Sith warrior)
Skari would be Maru'bri'nuruodo - Ubrinu (she's in the military, ended up in black ops with a string of demerits to her name, the only thing that keeps command from demoting her is her connection to her sister)
And if you're REALLY curious, I pulled Tann as the occupation name for Esma from Sev'rance Tann and Nuruodo as the occupation name for Skari from none other than Mitth'raw'nuruodo
aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?
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