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10.06.2012 , 01:04 PM |
Lord Ninka Alone AU (Spoilers for everything SW)
The universe where Vette discovered Quinn's plans before the events of Transponder station and kills him. Lord Ninka exiles her to Tatooine.
Backfired Plans/Bad Memories
“My Lord, my re-assignment to your apprentice has been processed. She accepted the reason for my transfer without question and now believes in my sworn loyalty. It is as you described, my lord, she is capable in the field but not terribly intelligent.”
“My lord, I have located and captured Agent Voloren, now the only person who knew the true nature of our association is on his way to you encased in carbonite.”
“My lord, we have arrived on Nar Shaddaa. I am pleased to report that the vices of this place have not called to your apprentice, but she did take another opportunity to imply that there is something personal between us. Should I encourage this? She is rather heavy handed and clumsy in this regard. For the moment I am claiming professionalism until I receive an answer.”
“My lord, Tatooine was a success, and the name of Nomen Karr’s Padawan has been uncovered. Your friend Sharack Breev is also intact and sends her regards.”
“My lord, your apprentice has successfully defeated Nomen Karr and convinced his former Padawan to join us. It is quite obvious that this Jaesa Willsaam has a true lust for power among other things. You will find she is quite malleable to your cause and will not take much or any coaxing to betray her master, after all she has already done so.”
“My lord, the slave has been digging for information regarding my cover story. She continues to ask about Moff Broysc at every opportunity. Unfortunately, your apprentice is on such friendly terms with her that she has begun to question my cover as well. We may need to arrange for the story to become true. If he were to become unhinged at some point and I were able to eliminate him with her help it would also be an opportunity for me to appear indebted to her, solidifying her belief that I remain loyal. As always, I await your orders before I proceed.”
“My lord, I have received both of your dispatches, I will commence with romancing your apprentice. I have also made contact with another of your agents, Major Ovech. He will confirm me as being at odds with Broysc and Broysc as a lunatic. Further, we believe the new serum located on Cato Neimoidia will be highly effective in altering the Moff’s mind, from there it should be quite easy to convince your apprentice that he should be eliminated.”
“My lord, this Lieutenant Pierce is an insufferable liability and cannot be managed. He adheres to no protocol and only follows orders from your apprentice, which makes him dangerous. I trust you will find some way to rein him in, if not I request permission to neutralize him. Other than that, the mission on Taris was a success.”
“My lord, Jedi Xerender and his master were successfully removed. The Talz your apprentice acquired is sufficiently bloodthirsty and ambitious that I have no doubt you will find the appropriate offering to entice him to our side.”
“My lord, your former apprentice lives and now works for the Hand. We are on our way to Belsavis, I will keep this communication brief, I do not know their monitoring capabilities, I may be unable to send another transmission for some time.”
“My lord, not only did Lord Draahg fail to eliminate your former apprentice on Quesh and again on Voss but he also rendered an excessive amount of damage to me and your other assets, Jaesa in particular. While I do not seek to dictate how a Sith Lord conducts himself, it would be wise if he recognized the value of your agents and preserved them accordingly. If I may suggest any kind of reprimand a blow to his vanity would be quite in order and easily reversed should he prove to have learned the proper respect for what is yours.”
“My lord, I am waiting for your former apprentice on the transponder station. The slave has uncovered our plans, she is sedated as I send this but will need to be dealt with after I kill Lord Ninka. She is too versed in skulking and disarming traps to be imprisoned conventionally. I will kill her as well unless you want her for something, please respond at your earliest convenience.”
Lord Ninka played the recordings back from the beginning. She had already seen it countless times. She had spent the last three days after Pierce’s confession and Draahg’s acquisition locked in her room drinking herself numb. Today she woke up with the holo-recording playing on a loop. She used the refresher and attempted to clean up three days of self-pity and alcohol with soap and water and exited her quarters to find Pierce waiting just outside the door.
“Why didn’t you show me that sooner?” Half question half accusation, she was having trouble figuring out what to make of the Lieutenant.
“I copied all of his transmissions in secret, but it took this long to decrypt.” He shrugged, but she could feel the anxiety rolling off him, his daughter was in danger as long as Baras lived, and Baras would not hesitate to kill her just to make a point. “On to Corellia then?” he asked.
“No,” Lord Ninka smiled grimly at the large man’s surprise and walked briskly to the bridge. Pierce had probably hoped she would be angry enough to run straight to Corellia and tear Baras’s network down. She was done being prodded in the direction desired by others, she was done being someone else’s weapon, and there was only one person in the galaxy to whom she owed anything.
She entered the bridge surprising Lord Draahg, the two men watched her enter new coordinates and engage the hyperdrive.
“Where are we going, my lord?” Lord Draahg asked carefully.
“Tatooine.” She replied shortly as she left, “I’m getting my sister back.”
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