The skies above Korriban roared with their blazing heat, beating relentlessly down on the sands below. Thousands of men and women - Sith and Imperial soldiers alike - prepared to defend the Korriban temple from the coming assault. Many more - what few civilians there were on this world - were still gathering together and launching the transport ships to escape. Numerous worlds had already fallen to a mysterious force of unknown assailants from the Outer Rim. Combined forces of armed civilians, former Imperial expeditionary forces, and unknown aliens were swarming down on worlds all over the edge of the Sith Empire. Orbital bombardments, ground invasion, and complete annexation were the process by which this infection moved through the galaxy. The Sith Emperor, Varyn Rask, moved among the men and women on the ground. His ever-faithful mask was in place, and his saber hung on his belt. This was to be a battle, and if Korriban was going to fall, the Emperor was going to stand by his men and defend her. If this was to be his end, then he would make such an end as to be worthy of remembrance. Move those repeaters up the bank, he said, pointing to the slight embankment to the far side of the temple. It would provide defilade from the assault approaching through the valley and give a better line of sight onto the approaching forces. We have limited time until the enemy arrives, so lets make this count! he shouted, watching as Sith Warriors adjusted their armor and gripped their lightsabers more tightly. Many of the Order's elite were here, and even Varyn's own royal guards - some of the finest warriors in the galaxy - stood by his side. Flashes of light began to burst across the sky far above, and the long range communications began jamming, only allowing the most powerful of signals through That could only mean one thing: invasion. They're here, he said quietly, more to himself than anyone else. Sith and Imperials, the time is here! The Empire has stood for 500 years, and this temple long before that. The Force is strong with us, and we will not let it fall without showing the enemy our power! Stand beside me and fight! he shouted, his voice echoing and carrying with the Force until it boomed through the entire valley. He knew that high above the Imperial fleet was beginning its defense, but it was inevitable: enemies would find their way to the ground, and the fight would be in heat. @Nefieslab (DM) Open to everyone! Please join to defend Korriban!