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    Korriban.

    The birthplace of the Sith Empire in many ways and the current seat of the Empire. Coruscant would always be important but the cradle of the Sith Empire was, very clearly, Korriban and it would remain so until the ancient buildings and the prestige behind them was destroyed by the unrelenting march of time.

    But it would not happen today.

    Today Zeven took the time to address an issue that had been growing within the Empire. Some parts of the Empire had taken exception to the idea that someone not of the bloodline had taken the throne and title of Emperor. As someone who was not of the bloodline either, Zeven very much enjoyed the fact that the Empire was no longer limiting itself to Emperors from a single family.

    No matter the pedigree of said family, it was merely a recipe for disaster.

    Awaiting the Sith he had called to see him today, Zeven stood with his hands braced against a table as he poured over the written reports of the situation. None of it was good but none of it was bad enough to warrant sending in a task force or going himself.

    Instead it was time for a relatively new Sith Acolyte to take the initiative and deal with an issue plaguing a sector of the Empire before it became a bigger problem. He motioned for the two guards on the door to allow the Acolyte, one Taalong Vorr.

    Without looking up from the read outs, he addressed the man.

    "Acolyte Vorr... your Empire needs you."

    He turned to regard the Acolyte.

    "Are you ready to do what must be done in the name of the Sith Empire?"


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    Angst was not a word that Taalong Vorr had grown to comprehend. While others in his training group may have been filled with anticipation and discomfort at the idea of being summoned to such a prestigious chamber as the one in which he had been brought to, Vorr did not feel such feelings. He had met many great beings in his time, and greatness merely existed as a matter of perspective. Something was always larger, and the clout of ones position did not mean they're essence warranted such respect.

    The man whom he was to meet was not unworthy of respect, but Vorr knew him only by reputation alone.

    As he'd approached the door Vorr could sense the dark energy within, and it obviously sensed him, as the door was opened before he could lay a finger upon it.

    Vorr's steps were heavy, his armor made his feet give a greeting of their own as he entered the room and was directly addressed.

    He heard the words of the thin, yet menacing, Sith before him and was prepared to answer.

    "All Sith are prepared to answer to the will of the Empire... or the are they are no true Sith."

    Taalong Vorr's Kaleesh culture often dictated a more lofty response then a simple yes or no, but he was prepared for whatever instructions he may be given.


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    Zeven had turned back to the readouts once Taalong had entered but now he was giving the Sith his full attention. Looking at the warrior for a few moments in silence, Zeven felt the Sith through the Force. He noted with some pleasure that the warrior before him was not one of those who was burdened by the use of the Dark Side and still had traces of the Light within him. No, it seemed that Taalong Vorr had accepted the Dark Side as his calling and clung to it like a vice.

    As any Sith should.

    "A good answer, if a touch wordy."

    He tapped one of the datapads on the table and a projection of a lush, vibrant, world was generated. It hung above the table, slowly turning on it's axis, and Zeven pointed to it.

    "Lothal."

    The projection zoomed in on the planet, focusing on the second biggest city on the planet. It wasn't a metropolis the likes of Coruscant or Corellia but it was clear that Lothal had been industrialized even if the majority of the planet was still dedicated to food production.

    "Dros City, second city of Lothal. Named in honor of Prince Evandros of Lothal - one of the founding members of the Dark Council of the First Empress, Andraste." he reported, raising an eyebrow, "Do you know much about Lothal, Acolyte Vorr? Do you know why it is important to the Empire?"


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    As his superior spoke, Vorr had no choice but to immediately begin sizing him up. His glowing orange eyes took in every inch of him. He wore finer clothes that represented his status. He was a clean, smooth sort of killer, that much was certain. Like many of the Sith he was a plotter, a schemer likely of the highest order. That did not bother Taalong, but it was apparent even from where he was standing that the Sith before him was near his precise opposite. But he did send ripples through the force which left Vorr knowing not to test him or his patience.

    He took on the words of what his higher spoke, looking at the planet displayed upon the table. He had to approach in order to see the datapads better. He recognized cities and farmland as he saw it. A firmly balanced world of industry and agriculture, unlike his homeworld Kalee, which was far more barren and subsided quite often on the trade of offworlders for new innovations, that were just as quickly turned to weapons of war or destroyed by them.

    Vorr blinked as he thought on the images, but quickly concluded that he did not know the answer to the question that was posed to him by his superior. He knew the names that he spoke, the Empress, the Prince, but he did not know the purpose of Lothal.

    His eyes moved up towards the Sith Lord before him, and with a slow single shake of his head he confessed he did not know of the place nor why it was important. Likewise he would not venture to guess, rather be led to the conclusion he was meant to have as anything else would lead him astray.


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    It seemed that the warrior before him was a warrior through and through. The man likely possessed intelligence and he was likely cunning but he was not wise. This was absolutely fine, however. Contrary to popular belief, a person could be intelligent without knowing facts and the like - but, in his belief, they could not be wise without it. But wisdom was only a benefit to certain people and sometimes all that you needed was cunning to succeed in your endeavors.

    Besides - a lack of knowledge could be corrected.

    The arrogance to answer despite the lack of knowledge could not be.

    "Very well." he gestured to Lothal, "I shall advise. Lothal is an agricultural world with specific industry in starfighter production as well. It is a breadbasket and helps to support our shipyards on Mon Cala, or it did before the Rebels took the planet. But do you know the real reason why it's important to the Empire?"

    He smirked ever so slightly.

    "Because it is ours." he declared firmly, "And we guard jealously that which is ours. I will be sending you to Lothal to nip a small cult in the bud."

    He passed the warrior a datapad with information typed up.

    "There is a cult on Lothal, dedicated to worshiping the bloodline of Prince Evandros. Now he was a husband of Andraste and he is a figure to be respected... but I will not tolerate treasonous talk against our Emperor, our Empire, based on the belief that Blood Makes Right. You will go to Lothal and you will destroy them. Am I understood?"


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    The politics of the galaxy was a vast and sprawling thing that Taalong Vorr would likely never understand. There were so many worlds and so many people and so many variables that in all of his years, and those yet to come, he would never be able to piece together the finer points that made the wheels of galactic politics turn.

    If there was one thing that he did understand however it was the wars. The notation of the rebels, and the comment on dissenting opinions was one that Vorr understood well.

    As for all that the galactic politics were worth they all fed one thing, a never ending war machine and conflict of self correction. Chaos was brought to Order, and from Order came new Chaos. The cycle was relentless and it called for those who would make their mark in slowing that wheel if even for a moment through great victories.

    Taalong Vorr may not have been such a being that could make such a mark, nor would it be his motivation. To him the only thing that needed to be said was that these cultists were following a Blood Right.

    Blood Rights were meaningless. There were those on Kalee that followed blood rights. But a Daughter could be twice the ruler of a father, and her son could bear a mere fraction of her warrant of respect. Blood Rights were pitiful, distasteful things, that were clung to only by those that could not retain their glory by right of conflict.

    He looked at the datapad only for a moment.

    "The Cult." Taalong Vorr began. "How many are there numbers?"

    There was one more pressing question, which Taalong Vorr needed to add.

    "And shall there be prisoners?"


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    Seemed that Taalong was, indeed, a rather simplistic person in some regards. The man wanted to know the parameters of his mission and nothing else. The politics behind it were sound and were accepted then everything else was just pushed to the forefront. The mission itself being the focus.

    He could respect that.

    "Their numbers are projected to be roughly around fifty to one hundred." he reported bluntly, "There are too many of them for you to attack in a frontal assault by foot and expect to survive. They would cut you down through sheer numbers; this will require you to utilise your cunning."

    Left unsaid was that it was a test of the warrior's abilities to use his strengths in a way that was practical. Wildly pushing forward would result in death. Cunning and the skilled application of ones strength was what made a Sith warrior different from some mindless beast.

    The last question?

    Zeven looked up from the readouts to look the warrior in the eyes. His own eyes flashed yellow with the Dark Side taint that had long since taken hold in him.

    "There will be no prisoners."


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    The numbers of his adversaries would be many, and Vorr was not stupid. While he would certainly prefer a battle, and one surely would come somewhere in this fray, it was not necessary to do everything oneself. Though many around him considered him a bruiser he was a bit more tactful then that. In reality he likely had more combat experience then most warriors of the Sith. Though he may not have been as powerful, and the wars on Kalee less complex, there were still blasters, trenches, speeders, and death. And he knew well how to bring the wrath of all of that knowledge to bear.

    He could not bring himself to understand why the misguided cult would be the way they were, nor would he attempt to. Some beings were simply lost in the misery of their own trapped ideology, and an infinite number of mistakes were made every day that cost people their lives. By joining with this cult, every single member had made theirs.

    Taalong Vorr was the wrath of those far above his station, and he would not fail in his mission. He would see to it that every one of these cultists and their cursed ideology was laid low as an example to all what happened when they dared crossed the Emperor, and looked to heretical teachings.

    "Give me transport to Lothal." Vorr replied. "And I'll bring your message to this cult."

    Vorr would take with acquire a small handful of Imperial Troopers to accompany him. They would be useful, though he would not know how just yet. The method of execution would reveal itself in time.


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    The meeting was done.

    Taalong understood what needed to be done and Zeven was confident that the Sith warrior had all of the information he required to get the job done. If he somehow couldn't then it was the fault of the Sith himself and not the preparation work that had been conducted by Imperial Intelligence before he had even arrived to meet with the Sith Lord.

    "Your transport has already been prepared."

    He nodded once and one of the guards moved away from the door in order to guide Taalong to the hanger bay that held his transport. Before he could leave however, Zeven spoke.

    "Acolyte Vorr." he caught the warrior's eye once more, "Succeed in your mission by the strength of your blade - or save me the time and impale yourself through the heart with it. May the Force be with you."

    The dismissal was apparent.

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