A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.... EPISODE VII: WHISPERS OF DARKNESS Peace! Having struggled against the relentless forces of the GALACTIC EMPIRE for over 23 years, the REBEL ALLIANCE finally defeated the corrupt system. EMPEROR PALPATINE, also known as DARTH SIDIOUS, was destroyed once and for all by his apprentice DARTH VADER and his son LUKE SKYWALKER during the BATTLE OF ENDOR. With the SECOND DEATH STAR destroyed along with the Sith Lord, the GALACTIC EMPIRE was forced to flee to the outer reaches of the galaxy. In the years that followed, the REBEL ALLIANCE morphed into the NEW REPUBLIC and focused on undoing the damage caused by the GALACTIC EMPIRE so long ago. The GALACTIC SENATE was re-established and LUKE SKYWALKER, having adopted the title of JEDI MASTER, began building a new JEDI ORDER on YAVIN IV. The NEW JEDI COUNCIL was moved to the JEDI TEMPLE on CORUSCANT, the same place where the original council was held so long ago. As the years went on and MASTER SKYWALKER trained more and more Jedi, the NEW REPUBLIC saw the re-emergence of the GALACTIC EMPIRE. Taking to the battlefield with extreme caution, the NEW REPUBLIC entered the SECOND GALACTIC CIVIL WAR alongside the NEW JEDI ORDER. Years passed and after another long struggle between the two groups, the GALACTIC EMPIRE and the NEW REPUBLIC signed a peace treaty and decided that a partnership would be beneficial to both the galaxy and the groups. The GALACTIC EMPIRE was given its own space within the galaxy and the surrounding systems were adapted to a more peaceful Imperial control, this time led by the GRAND MOFFS. Despite the treaty, the GALACTIC EMPIRE split off into two separate groups: those who wished to ally themselves with the NEW REPUBLIC (the Moff-Empire), and those who wished to oppose the NEW REPUBLIC and return to the way the galaxy was when the SITH were in control (the Sith-Empire). The SITH-EMPIRE was labeled as a threat to peace, but no acts between them and the NEW REPUBLIC resulted in a full-out war. Instead, the unified MOFF-EMPIRE and the NEW REPUBLIC agreed to deal with the threat on their own means, hunting down the SITH-EMPIRE. As the years continued, the galaxy saw quite a lot of change, but most of the changes were for the best. Examples of this were the JEDI ORDER formed specific groups they called "The True Force" to practice a mixture of the Light Side and the Dark Side of the Force so that a better understanding of the galaxy could be discovered, the MOFF-EMPIRE But, in the shadows of the galaxy, the SITH have returned under the leadership of a new Dark Lord who remains nameless. While the JEDI ORDER has dedicated their efforts to finding and destroying the SITH once again, the NEW REPUBLIC struggles with the ever-growing threat of a 3rd GALACTIC CIVIL WAR caused by the war-mongering residents of MANDALORE. The Galaxy now hangs. on a thin balance. With the NEW REPUBLIC struggling to keep the peace they once had, one simple act could launch the galaxy into what could very well be the largest conflict since the Revan Wars of the Old Republic...[/i] ~~~~ The clash of Lightsabers echoed throughout the dark, enclosed room of the Imperial starship. As it turned out, the Sith-Empire had been assigning various members of the Sith Syndicate to help assist the Stormtroopers and Battle Droids in their war against the Republic. But it would do them no good. Once the Republic had discovered this plot, various "special agents" were sent across the galaxy to try and apprehend and take down the Sith. "Jan Oorden", was one of those agents. Jan had been sent alongside a battalion of Republic Soldiers to destroy the ship and kill the Sith commanding it. Most people wondered how "Jan" was able to kill a Sith, but nobody asked him directly. Instead, those who travelled with him tried to keep interaction to a minimum. Nobody wanted to piss off the guy who was capable of killing Sith, because only God knows how he would kill a Soldier. But the less anybody knew about him, the easier his job became. "Jan" was just a cover up name, a false identity given to him by the Jedi Order so that nobody would suspect him of being more then another Republic agent. This wasn't a traditional thing the Republic did, but given his history with the Sith, "Jan" had requested a fake identity be given to him when he was sent out on assignments. In all actuality, Maar Zhet, was actually a Jedi Knight, tasked with hunting down Sith in the galaxy. Once aboard the ship, Maar and a group of Republic soldiers raced down the halls and burned open the doors, killing any Stormtrooper's and Battle Droids they came across. The Republic forces focused on the individual battles while Maar marched his way through the remains to find the Sith. His search, which had taken almost an hour, finally led him to the command bridge where the Sith was waiting for him. As his identity as a Jedi was revealed, the Sith sprung into action. She was quick, but also very old. Her abilities with the Force were extraordinary, but her skills with a Lightsaber were miserable. Needless to say, Maar couldn't focus on fighting her as a swordsman and would need to pay close attention to her use of the Force. The panels on the floor, broke pieces of the ship, metal bars and even electrified wires heaved into the air and launched towards Maar, who narrowly dodged all of them. When the old crone tried to shove him out the window of the starship with constant shovings from the Force, Maar finally found an opening. She was too distracted about shoving him out into space then she was about keeping herself out of harms way. With a lightning quick reflex, Maar flicked his hand and sent his fallen lightsaber hurtling towards the woman, activating it was it flew. By the time she had realized her mistake, the green blade had already cut her in half. Gasping for the last time, the woman tumbled to the floor and split in two, dropping Maar. Dusting off his black and grey uniform and walking over to the body, Maar looked down at her and called out "Simulation: End." As he grabbed the lightsaber from the fallen Sith, the room began to glow bright blue and fizzle away, leaving only the blackened metal of holo-pads surrounding him. The woman also melted away, revealing a training droid that had programmed for combat and installed with anti-Force devices, as well as given powerful jets on its body to simulate the effects of the Force. "Hm. Not too bad... I still need to improve my technique though. Almost died that time." mumbled Maar as he holstered the Lightsabers and walked out of the holo-deck. As he marched out, a Padawan approached him and explained that Master Skywalker was looking for him. With a nod, Maar walked off towards the Jedi Council's main chamber.