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The Republic WILL burn

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06.05.2021 , 09:15 AM | #1
Chapter 1: Introduction


This will be a multi-chapter story of how a sith lord watched for the fall of Vitiate and the rise of a new emperor over the empire before making his move to dominate the galaxy. It was his plan from the beginning to use deceit and cunning. He understood the power of the dark side. He understood the drive of humanity to free itself of a dictator. BUT, there was one thing he understood perhaps as much as anything: greed ! How easily people can fall into a trap when the right set of circumstances avail itself ... almost anything is possible. There were a number of other lessons he learned. Perhaps too many in enumerate ... Most of those he learned not from the hands of a careful sith who simply sought to train an apprentice to do his bidding... but rather from the powers of observation while hiding in the shadows!

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I sense a disturbance in the force ....
What was ... is no longer
"Tear down this wall"

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06.06.2021 , 10:31 PM | #2
Chapter 2: Who and why?

With the final death of Tenebrae, Dolthus could sense the change in the force just as he had foreseen the emperor's demise had unfolded. The new emperor controlling the Empire was preoccupied with Malgus and Malgus with the alliance commander. The Republic had wasted no time pressing the apparent victory in saving the Meridian complex in Corellia. Time for rebuilding the ship yard was unquestionably a high priority. But the Republic wasn't the only one pushing to restore their military resources. The Sith Empire has suffered equally in loss of man and material while under siege from the Eternal Empire.

Dolthus used ALL of this to his advantage. The Empire needed allies. They needed a LOT of old fashion credits and contacts with those who had them. Over the last few years the young sith had made plenty of both, keeping them all well hidden and now sought the means of using both to create the chaos needed to make his next move. This alone provided a most powerful ally for the sith. He had mastered the art of cunning and lies to the point that countless thousands now listened to his voice and gladly did as he asked. There was even little or no difficulty in keeping his identity hidden since he never seemed to appear as the same person. Even here more lies and deception.

The stage was set. It was time to begin. Finding a test subject to put his plan into action was even easier than he first suspected. It needed to be away from the core of the empire or at the edge of Republic influence. The more remote, the better ! Finding his unsuspecting subjects for the drama ahead would be easy as he knew just the right bait to lure his prey into a false sense of ease and eagerness to do his bidding.

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I sense a disturbance in the force ....
What was ... is no longer
"Tear down this wall"

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06.08.2021 , 04:48 PM | #3
Chapter 3: And what of Malgus

Without question Dolthus was counting on the war raging between the Republic and the Empire to continue to obscure his carefully managed steps. He had his own agenda. He also knew exactly which buttons to push in the minds of others to spar fear or how much and WHAT to promise his followers to get his desired results.

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I sense a disturbance in the force ....
What was ... is no longer
"Tear down this wall"

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06.15.2021 , 05:29 PM | #4
Chapter 4: Odd Man Out

For the last 3 weeks Theron and Lana both had been following additional reports of similar incidents. Freighters, particularly independent, civilian or even a well known smuggler or two caught in the wake of an increasing number of suspicious affairs. It was not uncommon for transports to be attacked, especially with the heightened focus of the Sith Empire against the Republic.
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I sense a disturbance in the force ....
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06.17.2021 , 12:47 PM | #5
Chapter 5: Interlude : The Calm Before the Storm

Several days have passed. The freighter captain and the three remaining crew members have managed to find lodging and for the most part have tried to make the best of things. But for at least on member of the crew his legs are still a bit restless, his curiosity stirred and eagerness to get into places he probably shouldn't at a premium level of intensity.

Leanna had been busy looking for a means of finding a new ship. Her resources were stretched thin AND finding the kind of vessel she wanted were even more so ever since the invasion of the eternal fleet and it's dominion over the region. Her research had not gone unnoticed by key personnel in the Alliance.

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I sense a disturbance in the force ....
What was ... is no longer
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06.21.2021 , 06:56 PM | #6
Chapter 6: Find the spider : Then Feed It !

Satele now on Odessen sat across a table in a conference room with several members of those closest to the commander. Of late an increasing number of attacks which independently seemed to be the results of both Republic and Empire intelligence discovering covert shipments or attacks upon independent contractors. Gault had been on a facts finding mission of sorts for a few weeks and then there was Theron!

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I sense a disturbance in the force ....
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06.24.2021 , 08:27 PM | #7
Chapter 7: How to Feed a Spider

Satele sat quietly at a large oval shaped conference table in a moderate sized room which was set aside for those well practiced in the ways of the force for meditation and group discussions. She noted the modest decorum of Jedi artifacts and even two artists renderings of ancient Jedi temple ruins of the past. Kira Carsen, Sana-Rae and Lana along with seven Jedi associated with the Alliance were seated in no particular order around the table . Their expressed purpose was to find a crack in the seemingly seamless mysterious attacks on both the Republic and Empire alike. Kira observed master Satele's review of the paintings.

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I sense a disturbance in the force ....
What was ... is no longer
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06.28.2021 , 05:51 PM | #8
Chapter 8: Throw Out the Welcome Mat

With the situation becoming more evident that that there was more than likely a wild card now entering the war between the Republic and the Empire the Alliance commander thought it prudent to stir up a few things with some plans of his own. As a result several plans were set into motion. And sensing that at least one person in particular would probably be getting into trouble trying to discover things on his own, the commander enlisted the help of a certain young man that was a part of Leanna's crew. His enthusiasm and natural abilities could be turned into an unexpected source of ideas ... or maybe, if nothing else, it would keep Zornne out of trouble. Well that was the plan at least.

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07.01.2021 , 09:34 PM | #9
Chapter 9: The Republic WILL burn (and you're in my way)

Theron and his team of specialists worked with anticipation reviewing over the collected data from the outpost. There had to be a connection of some sort with everything that had been unfolding the last few months. This time the links could be either Republic or Sith Empire. And that meant there was unquestionably a network of communication between those contacts into BOTH the Republic and the Sith Empire as well. Some of those contacts were more evident than others. Keeping those contacts above suspicion would be more subtle. Oddly enough the inquiries that Gault had been making along with the investigations from Theron's teams of specialists had began stirring up a lot more attention than originally believed. All that was needed now was proof. Something to connect the dots to whomever was behind this masquerade.
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07.05.2021 , 11:11 AM | #10
Chapter 10: NO: You're supposed to die ( and your friends with you)

The sith lord Dolthus was making his presence known and gaining ground rapidly. The fighting was intense and costly for both sides. The alliance seemed to be loosing more ground. How odd that the one thing that the dark sided would be conqueror had not noticed that the majority of the body counts piled along the way was that of machine rather than of flesh and blood. Additionally the alliance forces were prepared to use a different means of communication which the sith had not expected.

As the forces of the sith approached the intended area where the alliance commanders ship normally sat ... the sith stopped suddenly and unexpectedly. He suspected a trap. The dark side had made its revaluation known and the dark commander was no fool either.

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EPILOGUE

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EDITED (again 07-06 ... sorry ... something interesting was left out)

Note: this concludes the series. I hope that everyone has enjoyed it! Thank you for your kind attention!
I sense a disturbance in the force ....
What was ... is no longer
"Tear down this wall"