Ask  Ilum A New Ally

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  1. Markov Aletaus

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    The Sacellium Temple, Illum, Late Evening 2300

    Markov had arrived on Illum calmly and quickly on his personal Patrol ship. He donned his less armored, but thick robes, as he left his ship; he’d hopefully not need them. Peering in the distance from the landing site, he could see a sacred structure about 100 meters away, but the blizzard like weather of the area would make it difficult to see clearly. The air was colder than Markov remembered when he obtained his first self lightsaber’s kyber crystal, which he’d use on his belt for his defense and offense.

    Markov treaded through the snow and the cold. Feeling the chills, but his wear would keep him warm enough to not be physically hindered by it. He was here to join the church which he was told about, as well because of the leader of it. He remembered the conflict that occurred not too long ago in the party too well, and inferred that the religious leader had retired herself to this planet. He was here to gain knowledge for himself, and create a new ally within the Order, cementing his status and increasing his social protection. Markov was nearing the entrance now, as he peered above to see the grand architecture in the deep, snow covered mountain.

    Markov entered the temple, and felt the air warm up slightly. He made a straight beeline for the inner sanctum area of the temple, taking the surroundings in as he transversed the main hallways in solitude. He wondered where and when he’d meet the head priestess to meet her formally and to make amends from the party. He wanted to learn from a powerful one and create a new relationship that could potentially benefit himself and the overall empire. He entered the cavernous Inner Sanctum...

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  2. The Confessor

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    As Markov headed to the Sacellum built into the icy walls of Ilum, he would be met by several armed Sacellum guards who were patrolling the glaciers. They did not approach him, but they did keep watch in case he had maleficent intentions. The guards were used to Sith coming and going from their temple, but that didn't mean they wanted to leave it defenseless. That was a mistake Eriana Fox would only make once.

    Inside the temple, he'd see a large atrium with many floors all made of stone and rock, decorated with holy symbols of the Church, and also the Sith Empire. There was a large alter in the back of the atrium with rows of pews arched toward it. Around the room were several more guards in the same armor as the ones outside, but a few church members also in their own customized version of it; theirs was less formal and possibly even not a full set (choosing pieces of the suit rather than the full; it was heavy armor after all and not everyone chose to dawn such restrictions to speed). A few of them however, were not wearing armor and instead wore cloaks over their normal clothes showing they had no intention of fighting, or even fear an attack would occur here.

    Coming to greet him, a yellow skinned Twi'lek dressed in black bounty hunter gear would approach with a bow. She had two pistols on her belt and plenty of pouches that likely had grenades in them. It was clear she was always ready for a fight. "Greetings, my lord Sith. The Head Priestess is not receiving guests at this time. Would you like to be shown to a room until the morning?"

    In one of the many back rooms there would be a chamber specifically for the High Priestess. She'd arrived only a day before Markov and had not left her bed since. Cries of anguish and pain could be heard randomly throughout the day, but they'd mostly calmed down now. Those that waited around her wing would see medical droids coming and going, but otherwise no one else would be granted passage. The reason for this was because the girl was grieving. She had not lost anyone in the sense that they'd died, but she had felt like her heart was ripped from her chest by a lover who no longer cared for her.

    She'd gone to a party only a few days ago, closer to a week now, and there she'd been scorned by her lover and his friends who all took turns insulting not only her, but her church. To retaliate, for she could not stand by and take their foolish insults, Eriana called forth a powerful ice storm using her connection to the Force. She made her point and the blizzard was called off, but not without it's consequences. Returning to her ship that night The Confessor found that she was several cases of frostbite upon her arms and her face. She's gotten a little bit of nerve damage as well and repairing it was very painful. She had to get a few implants in her arms to make everything respond right, hence the pained screams.

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  3. Markov Aletaus

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    Markov came across the guard as he greeted her. Although she told him that the Priestess would not be accepting appointments today, he wanted to know what was going on. Distantly, he could hear the agony and miserable emitting from where Eriana was residing. He felt bad for her, simply put. She left the party insulted and sided against. He had to even side against her to keep his alliances in check, but he both hated the treatment towards her but also felt like overreaction was not completely necessary. "I understand... I don't want her to be in such agony especially after a rough night...' he said this in a way to try to make his voice louder. He wouldn't mind going to bed now, but he wanted to meet Eriana now to try to get her insight and try to make her feel better. This was one of the first times since he became a Sith that he felt compassion and empathy. He legitimately felt bad and guilty, but he knows that her outburst still should be accounted for.

    He nodded at the guard as he waited for directions; from her or if Eriana came out.

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    "Madulla!" cried a voice from the inner chamber. "Who is out there!"

    The yellow Twi'lek would turn when she heard her name. She looked to Markov and gave him a gesture to stay where he was. She then hurried over to the door and peered her head in. They began speaking in harsh whispers, but Medulla would then bow and leave the doorway (leaving it ajar). Returning to Markov she would bow her head, "Lady Fox will see you now."

    Making sure to keep an eye on him, she would follow after and give suspicious looks to the guards stationed around the hall. Just in case. As Markov entered the chamber he would see much of the decor was like the rest of the Sacellum. Only this chamber Only much higher walls and a symbol of a red fox painted on flags above the bed. The large king-sized mattress took up the middle of the floor. Behind it was a fireplace, and to the sides were pillars supporting the walls. In the far corners there were makeshift windows opening up to the lower regions of the caverns below them. To the right of the bed, Markov would follow a trail of steam where a large bath chamber had been carved into the rock. This is where he would find The Confessor.

    Sitting along the back wall of the bath and facing straight ahead was Lady Eriana Fox. Her black hair was soaked and dangling down in front of her face. It made her look three thousand times creepier looking like that when he knew that she was a Sith. Her body was most submerged, save for her shoulders and the smallest sliver of her chest. She wouldn't raise her head to look at him, nor would she bother parting her hair. There was no need for she was well known for being the Blind Sith.

    "Who are you?" she said coldly.

     
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  5. Markov Aletaus

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    Markov had been given permission to enter The Confessor's chambers, which he entered with Madulla. The grand chamber was marvelous for a bedroom, despite being in such a cold place in Illum. He'd follow a path where steam was being emitted until he discovered the location of the person he was looking for.

    She was along the wall mostly submerged into the tub, her hair soaked in water. Her face nor expression didn't move, and Markov knew how unique she was as a force user, let alone a Sith. He was asked who he was, and he obliged quickly, inspecting the room briefly before turning back to Eriana.

    "I am Markov Aletaus, and I am a Sith Crusader... I appreciate you for letting me into your stateroom..." he said, keeping his focus at her.

    She was the Confessor indeed, and she was well known throughout the Empire, and now he finally got to meet her formally. If he had a title, then perhaps it would be called The Manipulator, but he hadn't completely earned it, nor he'd probably want to have such a paranoid title to his name.
    "I have come to learn from you to gain knowledge and strength.. and to make sure you're fine after the party..." his concern for her was obvious. He felt that it was right to make sure she was fine, and he'd be even willing to make her feel better especially after such a miserable night.

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