Force of Wills: The Ties that Bind
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09.13.2012 , 09:06 PM |
Grand champion of the great hunt, Mandalorian, not only that but adopted by Mandalore himself, a record a mile long that was suddenly and inexplicably expunged, Avacynne Cadera, quite possibly the most formidable Bouty Hunter of a generation. Mitka did not expect the small Miralukan who stood in front of her. Her experience with Madalorians had been what her aunt Akaavi had taught her, and the hunting parties she had met while growing up, small had not been a word she had ever associated with the people of the warrior culture.
Aric had told her no guns, so M1-4X stayed with the ship, the rest of the crew however, were all wearing concealed vibroblades. Mitka herself had a blade in each boot, she was no fool, Vic had managed to conceal a handful of grenades. She strode across the floor of the abandoned spice factory, the sound of heavy armored boots echoing throughout the cavernous room. Mitka saw Aric, and she fought to keep her pace even, not to speed up or run towards him. It was bad enough that he was in his armor, leaning with his arms crossed, watching her with those eyes, hint of a smile on his lips, she kept her eyes straight ahead, on the bounty hunter who had started this mess to begin with. Her hands clenched into fists then relaxed again as she controlled the urge to lunge at the petite blonde who had dared to kidnap her Aric. When she stopped, the rest of Havoc smartly fell in behind her, standing at ease, ready to act if necessary.
“Captain Jorgan.” She kept her eyes on the hunter, she hated not being able to look her in the eye, bloody Miraluka.
“Fall in.” With that she reclaimed what was taken, Jorgan jogged over to his squad. “Alright hunter, I’m here, start talking.”
Ava flipped on a holo image of a Sith Pureblood in long and armored robes, twin light sabers, and a face that sent chills down Mitka’s spine.
“This is Lord Ardyth Eldrazzi, the Emperor’s Wrath, and the person who hired me to hunt you. I think you two might be related.” Ava was the only person to have met both mother and daughter in person, the two had the same angry glower, and intense yellow eyes. Both were incredibly dangerous and gave off an air of pure power, the source of that power was entirely different for each woman. Ava’s grasp of the force was tenuous at best, used almost exclusively for sight, yet she managed to reach out what she called feelers, it confirmed what she had been told, Mitka was in fact force blind.
Mitka ignored the commentary, “What’s the plan you had in mind?”
“Lord Eldrazzi is expecting me to deliver you on ice to her estate on Drummond Kaas, I have the location of the estate, a ship with Imp tags.” Ava was explaining.
“You’re asking me to trust you a lot more than I do at this point. Considering you snatched my XO and disabled my favorite war droid, I’m not overly inclined to agree to giving you full control of me and my squad. Stop wasting my time, give me something I can use or I walk.” Mitka was ready to walk away, and was starting to think about hauling her *** in considering the dozen or so warrants out.
“Your squad will be coming in on your ship. I have it on good authority that Republic command is planning a major offensive on Drummond Kaas.” Ava finished, with a triumphant smirk.
“That’s insane.” Mitka shot back.
“Not according to this transmission.” A small black haired human interjected, “according to reports there is a major joint venture between the Jedi council and the Republic military, the actual target is being kept a secret, but it looks like an entire fleet is being committed to the operation. At this point there is a 83% probability that the planet the target will be on is Drummond Kaas.”
“Thanks Mako, I figure we fly in during the chaos, at different landing sites, and take out the Wrath. She’s Sith, and a powerful one, but between my crew and your squad, we can take her.” Ava was pleased to see Mitka’s skepticism evaporate when Mako sent them copies of the transmissions.
“Yuun, can you confirm that intel?” Mitka could hardly believe what she was reading.
“It is authentic.” Her Gand slicer assured her a moment later.
“I won’t move Havoc unless we have a 95% confirmation that Drummond Kaas is the target planet. If we can get that, Havoc is in.” Mitka declared.
“That’s fine Major, my crew and I don’t move unless we get a 10% deposit, I will do this job with you, for your Republic for no less than five million creds.” Ava declared shrewdly.
There was the catch, but with a target whose title is the Emperor’s Wrath, surely Garza would approve payment. Elara chose that moment to be helpful.
“Sir, the Republic Military, in accordance with the senate ruling on bill 523 in the year 3 ATC, is legally forbidden from engaging and hiring mercenaries.”Dorne rang off the information.
“That’s where you’re wrong sugar!” A third voice emerged from the far corner of the room.
“Mom?” Mitka stared as her mother, flanked by her father and Akaavi Spar, made their way to where she and Avacynne were standing.
Force of Wills
Force of Wills: The Ties that Bind