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PostSubject: Entangled in the Web   Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:22 pm

Alderaan was a planet of politics between noble houses, who, rather than fight it out physically, debate peacefully on matters. Or at least, that was what Alderaan was known for. In present time, the Houses were at war with one another, and though the Republic and the Imperial Armies did not directly involve themselves in this fight, they both were backing an opposing House. The Republic supported House Organa, and the Empire supported House Thul. This is what Keliso's master had told her before she set out on her mission today, alone. It had not been her first mission she had done on our own, but this one was special. She was not to let herself be caught today, as she couldn't show the Jedi Council's involvement with these matters; a fitting challenge, her master thought. It was a perfect test to see how far she had come as a Jedi. While House Organa's forces launched an offensive on House Thul as a distraction, Keliso was to enter House Thul itself in order to retrieve information on what House Thul's next move was.

With the battle waging outside, it was easy enough for Keliso to slip inside unnoticed under her invisible cloak. Once she reached what appeared to be a communications room, she scanned for cameras before breaking her cloak and becoming visible once again. The holo communicator in the center of the room seemed the best place to start, so Keli bent down below it and started skimming through passed communications, sped up and mute the coms so as not to draw attention to herself. She stopped it when a hooded figure appeared on the projection, and played the recording.

"The weapon will be delivered by the end of the week at the agreed location. You best not disappoint me." She watched through the rest of it, and it seemed to be what she was looking for. It didn't specify a location though, so her job wasn't finished yet. She started downloading it to a small device she hooked into the holo projector and continued to scan through the communication logs. If she could find the meeting's location, they could stop the weapon from being delivered before it could do some serious damage to House Organa. Anything involving tech like this, and Keliso was in her element, she had no doubt she would find all the required data soon so she could make her swift escape. And though she was focused on the data in front of her, she was stooped low in front of the projector so as not to be easily seen should someone come in, but the light of the projector still posed a problem if she wished to remain undetected.
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:36 pm

Eo rolled his shoulder back and rubbed at his aching muscles as he made his way through the near deserted halls of house Thul. Looking at him one wouldn't guess he had spent the last few hours slashing his way through Republic and house Organa forces, but he could feel it. It was in the soreness spreading through his saber arm, the distant thrum of a headache starting at the base of his neck. He was getting too old for this.

There were few other places he would rather be than at the frontline of an assault though. That was where he did his best work. He had left countless bodies in his wake today, and was only now leaving the action on the word of one of those Thul brats. He was worried about something inside the estate, fearful that the enemy would use the confusion to slip inside and steal precious information or objects; Eo wasn't sure which and frankly didn't care. He followed his orders and entered the quiet estate, the sounds of battle fading behind him.

In truth he was glad for the reprieve. His adrenaline had been going for what felt like ages, and his body welcomed the chance to take a breath. He kept himself alert as he stalked the cavernous hallways and open rooms of House Thul, waiting to see or sense anything wrong.

He was close to returning to the young Thul leader and telling him his worries were unfounded when the hairs on the back of his neck stood up. It was a familiar feeling, and along with it came the odd ripple in the air around him that he associated with the presence of the Force. It moved in a way that reminded him of spiders on his skin, an uncomfortable hint that something was amiss.

Without consciously deciding which of the maze like halls to go down Eo ventured further in to the house. He let the Force guild him, pulling him closer and closer to the disturbance he still felt. A short while later he reached a large room at the end of a hall, the door slightly ajar.

With surprising grace and silence for a man his size Eovras pushed open the door and looked inside. The room was full of communication tech and a slight buzzing filled the air with electric currents. Amidst all the devices and screens was a girl – not one of the Empire's forces nor of house Thul.

The holoprojecter in the middle of the room did enough to hide most of the intruders form. The light from the repeating recording, though, shone right on her, giving her position away as easily as if she were standing right in front of Eo. Even from this distance he could tell he would tower over the girl, who looked to be little older than his daughter. He noticed then the hilt of a lightsaber on her belt and understood why the Force had warned him. She was a jedi, albeit a young one. Likely still an apprentice, and with no back up in sight. He wondered why she was here alone, as it should have been obvious to the jedi master that had sent her here that she would undoubtedly be caught. Whatever the reason, the girl would pose no problem to Eovras.

His shoulder still stubbornly aching and seeing no reason to attack without first finding out her intent, Eovras coughed politely and waited until the jedi looked his way.

“I think you might be lost, Jedi.”

He made no move to reach towards his lightsaber, no threatening gestures that spoke of ill intent. He merely stood in the doorway, blocking all room for escape.
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:05 pm

Ah ha! She finally found the rest of the recording, detailing where and when the hooded figure would have the weapon delivered, and she immediately started the download to her own personal memory drive- a perk of being a cyborg, and it was much safer than carrying around some device that could be easily stolen. She hoped this would please her ever stone-faced master. As she unplugged her external device from the holo-projector, however, a small cough gave way to the presence of a bulky figure standing at the door. She froze as she locked gazes with the red-faced zabrak, her hand instinctively resting on her saber. She could see by the saber attached to his belt that he was a Sith, and given his size and age, she knew this to be far more than what the Empire would call an apprentice.

This couldn't have been what Master Aitreus intended for her test. There was no way she could handle a Sith lord on her own, and yet, this one made it clear that she would not be leaving without fighting her way through him. Granted he had not drawn his saber yet, but his mere presence was enough to show how much danger she was in. Only one option presented itself though: she would have to fight him and make herself an opening to escape. Keliso slowly stood and unhooked her lightsaber hilt from her belt. That was right; she did not have to defeat him, only escape from him. Keliso could handle that, and there was only a slight difference from playing cat and mouse here verses during training with her master. Though her master was rough, this Sith would be aiming to kill her. She told herself he would kill her whether she ran or not, and of course surrender was never an option, so her path was clear.

Her double-bladed lightsaber hummed to life with a desert sand glow as she settled comfortably into her combat technique, her form fluid and ready to react to any attack he made. She pictured her Master waiting for her back at headquarters, and she wanted nothing more than to return successfully with the data in hand, to prove she was ready to become a full Jedi. "I won't let you stop me from completing my mission, Sith." She did not know this man's name or title, nor did she think it mattered, seeing as he was the enemy. She couldn't get through the door until he moved, so she waited for him to make the first move.
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:35 pm

It didn't take long for the girl to realize she was not alone. She stood from her crouch and turned to face him, eyes betraying only the slightest shock at his presence. Eovras did not fail to notice her hand reaching towards her saber's hilt, or the way she sized him up with a glace.

“Put that away,” he said, his voice a mixture of a command and a scolding. It was how he would speak to Marett when she thought herself ready for more than she was capable of. There was more to fighting then strength and skill; it was also knowing when you were sure to lose. Knowing, and conceding. With any luck this jedi's master had taught her that. “You have to know you're outmatched.”

When the girl made no move to take her hand from her weapon or even bolt for the door he sighed. Luck didn't seem to be on his side.

She spoke then, and the words were familiar. He had heard them many times from many foes - the false confidence, the belief that their cause was above all others. How easy it must be to believe that when you were young. Eovras knew better by now. Time and hard won experience had taught him that some things are more important than whatever errand someone sends you on. Judging by her firm tone and the dusty glow of her now activated saber, the girl did not yet know that.

“Just do the smart thing and come with me.” He tired one last time, his voice surprisingly gentle for someone so large. He would not hesitate if she attacked, but a jedi prisoner always made the Dark Council happy. “You don't have to get hurt.”
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Sat Apr 23, 2016 2:52 pm

He didn't see her as a threat, she realized as he suggested she surrender now, and it sparked a hint of anger in Keliso. She might not be a jedi master, but she was far from her early days as a fresh padawan. And to be treated like a child after all her training? It was intolerable. "And if I just 'give up' you Imperials will give me a nice comfy cell to wait out the war? I'm not stupid." She'd rather die than fall into the hands of the Sith to either be tortured or corrupted. And she certainly wasn't going down without a fight.

She spun her saber around and behind her and took a step back as she pointed her free hand towards him, as if preparing herself to use the force if need be, though that wasn't what she had in mind. She couldn't match his strength in the force, so she had other methods at her disposal. And so long as he underestimated her, she would have the element of surprise on her side. She only had to wait for him to move in, and then she could at least escape this room.

"I know better than to believe a Sith would show mercy." Keli glared at him, insulted that he thought he could trick her.
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:25 am

Eovras watched as the girl spun her saber and reached forward, preparing to attack if need be. He almost laughed – the flourish of the spin and the theatrics were telling of her inexperience. If she truly was prepared to fight for her life and her mission she should act without hesitation. There should be no unnecessary movements or speeches. Again the flaws of the jedi order were clear to Eovras, as he took note of every chance he would have had to strike at her had he wanted to.

Her last words struck him hard and his expression changed from that of the neutral observer to one of anger. It was the same with all the jedi he had met. They told stories of the sith, of the dark side, that painted him and all his order as merciless killers. As people who had no heart beating in their chest, no thoughts other than those of murder and chaos. Eovras had been judged countless times through his life, had been stereotyped as a mindless brute and worse. He was tired of it, and tired of the ignorance of the young.

“You know better? How many sith have you known?” He took a step forward, still blocking the door. Forgetting his injured shoulder he stopped slouching and straightened up to his full height. The light from the room behind him threw his shadow onto the floor in front of him, menacing and deadly. When he spoke his voice was a low growl, laced with the threat of violence and destruction. “Fine. If that's how you want to think...”

His hand reached for his lightsaber and activated it as he drew if from his belt. The slight hum of it filled the air, harmonizing with that of the jedi's. It's blood red and shadowed glow flickered on his skin, making the black markings on his face seem to dance and swirl in a demonic fashion.

When he acted there was no hesitation, no second thoughts. The girl had made it clear she was not going to go with him peacefully and with that he knew his course. With the full weight of his massive body he leaped forward, leaving the doorway open behind him. The space between him and the jedi was far, but not far enough that he could not cover it in one motion. With a landing hard enough to rattle the electronics around them, Eovras spun his saber towards the jedi.
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Sun Apr 24, 2016 3:11 pm

Keli didn't bother about whatever nonsense he pattered on about. He was just trying to get inside her head. She was a jedi and therefore, it made the sith her enemy. As soon as she had refused to surrender, though, his passive expression turned angry and he stood straight, making him even larger than Keliso first thought. His anger seemed to effect the Force itself as the hairs on the back of Keli's neck stood up; she might not have been very strong in the Force, but she definitely felt the deeply seeded hate that seemed to be coming off him in waves. Was this the power of a Sith? It was certainly clear that she couldn't take him head on, but as she recalled her training, head on never suited her to begin with.

As he lunged towards her, she was shocked to see how quickly he closed the distance between them. She just barely had the time to spin her saber back around to block him, but his strength easily overpowered her. As his brute force was enough to knock her off her feet, she deactivated her saber, using the momentum of his swing as time to roll away and fade from sight like sand in the wind.

She made a run for the door and wasted no time trying to do it quietly, so her footsteps echoed along the halls. She reached a larger room and could see a door on the other side, but she could also hear him coming. She didn't have much time and there was little choice to make a wild run for the door, but as she reached it the metal door fell shut with a heavy clang. She stopped in front of it, placing a hand on the door to stop herself, and she froze stiff. Immediately she started trying to work the controls beside the door, but to no avail. The door was not being held closed through technological means. She slowly turned to face her pursuer, knowing he could not see her, but also realizing she had no escape route.
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Mon Apr 25, 2016 3:33 pm

The force of his blow was stopped by the jedi's raised saber, brought up in time to prevent it from slicing into her. There was little power behind her movement, though, and had Eovras put all his weight into his swing it would have done nothing but slow the inevitable. The girl must have known that, though, for she used his momentum against him and tumbled quickly backward.

He was forced to blink and pause for a breath as his eyes followed the girl into...nothing. Where she should have landed was thin air, no sign of her or her glowing weapon. Eovras cursed beneath his breath, having hoped it would take only the least amount of effort to capture the jedi. Now he had to use his wits as well as his strength, and it had already been a long day.

There was only one exit from the room, and from there an open foyer with two exits, both doors open and empty of obstacles. Eovras made for the door, following the only course available. The open room was quiet and still as he entered, his eyes flicking to each corner and doorway in turn. When he didn't spy the girl he sighed, annoyed by the turn of events. Nothing could ever be simple anymore. He doubted she had made it out of the room yet, even with how quickly she moved. Instead of rushing towards one of the doors he simply stopped his charge in the center of the room and took a deep breath. He imagined her escaping, the words she had said to him about mercy. He felt his anger bubble and boil, and when the fire of it reached his eyes he made a slashing gesture with his arm, the energy of the force behind it.

The three doors of the room slammed shut, echoes of their impact onto the floor reverberating around the room. He was confident the jedi was still inside, and was rewarded with the mechanical sounds of her tinkering with the control panel of one of the now closed doors.

He pulled his arm back, the hilt of his saber held loose and ready. With a lightening fast tensing of his muscles he flung the saber straight at the console with accuracy built from years of experience. It clashed into the piece of tech, shards of metal and wire flying into the air. Smoke billowed from the now destroyed section of wall, and sparks exploded from the torn wires.

Still standing in the middle of the room Eovras caught his returning lightsaber with ease. He addressed the room at large, knowing the girl had to be somewhere within. “There's no where to go. One more chance, and it's more than any other sith would give you,” He rolled his shoulder, tightened his grip on his weapon.  “Show yourself, put down your weapon, and I won't hurt you.”
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:13 pm

She saw him pull his arm back, and not a moment too soon she realized what he was doing and jumped out of the way as his saber hit the console. She watched it as he summoned it back to his hand and he called out to her, giving her one last chance to surrender. Keliso knew she wasn't a match for a Sith, but now she didn't have any choice but to stand against him. Her first instinct was to look for any other means of escape, such as air vents, but she was in fact, trapped here with him. And she couldn't defeat him through direct means, so she drew a couple small orbs from one of the pouches of her belt, and...

She faded back in again, her invisible cloak wearing off as she stood across from him on the other side of the room, with her deactivated lightsaber in one hand, and the other folded into a fist. She slowly put her saber hilt on the ground, and then lightly rolled it away from her. The hilt wasn't far from her reach, but just beyond it so that Eovras knew she wasn't a threat.

"Alright, I get it. I don't have any other choice." She stated as she put her hands above her head, this time with both hands balled into loose fists. She watched him carefully, knowing that there was a chance he may attack anyway- in fact, that's what she expected from a Sith. All she needed him to do though was get close, and she could have a fighting chance.
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:59 pm

The air near the ruined control panel shimmered and the jedi reappeared, looking properly subdued and ashamed. Eovras watched from his place in the middle of the room as she placed her lightsaber hilt on the floor and nudged it away.

“That's a good girl,” he said, relaxing. So there was wisdom in this one yet. He was relieved not to have to attack her – he would have if he needed, but now that he got a better look at her she really did seem similar to his daughter. Young, slim, full of power and a connection to the force. It would be shame to kill her. Eovras had a soft spot when it came to such things.

Deactivating his own saber, he strolled forward, ready to lead the girl out of the estate and into the custody of someone else so he could finally get some rest. He stopped mere feet from her and gestured towards the door.
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:34 pm

She was honestly surprised to see him deactivate his lightsaber. She didn't expect him to spare her just like that, though it was what he'd promised. He wasn't at all what she expected from a Sith. It gave her slight pause, but she still refused to become a prisoner. The minute he got close enough, she suddenly turned her head away and shut her eyes as she threw the little orbs into his face. They burst with a blinding white light that would have also blinded Keli if she hadn't been careful about it.

Once he was disoriented, she rolled again, this time towards her saber. Once she had it around her hands, the saber hummed to life again as she turned and attempted to stab him in the back before he could recover from the flashbang.

Though this was much more serious, the whole situation felt like the times she would spar with Master Aitreus. Her master was quite a big jedi, much like this Sith, and thus her methods of fighting a bigger opponent were quite similar. She just hoped it would be enough.
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Wed Apr 27, 2016 9:18 am

Before Eovras could do more than motion towards the door the jedi turned her head and with her balled fist threw a handful of...something in to his face. There was a crack like lightening and suddenly everything was white. His eyes stung with the searing light, causing tears to form and roll down his cheeks. He couldn't see beyond the curtain of pain and white, couldn't make out what the jedi planned to do.

Motherfucker. Eovras growled out his pain and frustration, sounding for all the galaxy like an angry beast. The little girl had tricked him. Again. She was no true jedi, not the way they should be. She was cunning and devious, using everything she had to advantage. If he hadn't been rubbing his eyes in pain Eovras might have been impressed. Instead he was only pissed off. He would not suffer this disrespect anymore. The time for playing nice was over, and as the jedi showed she was unwilling to bend, it was time to break her.

Still mostly blinded, Eovras spun at the sound of the girl's lightsaber being activated, raising his own in  an unconscious reflex to block and defend. There was more power to her strike now; it felt heedless and rushed, like she knew this was her last chance. He pushed forward with the full weight of his body and easily spun the  saber from her hand with pure strength, and it skittered across the room. Now weaponless the jedi was forced to fall to the floor under Eovras's weight and before he slammed the hilt of his weapon onto her skull he was surprised to still see fire in her eyes.

He hoisted up her limp form, having lost consciousness after his blow, throwing her over his shoulder with no more effort than what it would take to lift a pillow. Before leaving the room he picked up her saber hilt and stuffed it into a pocket.

---

Something was bothering Eovras.

For the last three days it tugged at his mind, woke him in the dark of night. The image of the young jedi would not leave him; it played across his vision when he closed his eyes, worried at his dreams and waking moments. He could not train Marett properly and hardly finished his own exercises.

Eovras was not one to place all his trust in the Force. It was real, to be certain, but it did not have a hand in all the things he did. He threw out the idea that it was the Force guiding him back to the jedi as soon as it came. No, it was something more practical than that.

He had seen promise in her. She was quick and clever, determined and unafraid. There was a flame he saw in her stare, a passion lurking beneath the surface. Her jedi teachings must have done their best to quench that fire, but it still remained, waiting. It could be rekindled and allowed to grow strong with the dark side. The sith could teach her to use her fire to its full extent. He could teach her. It would be a waste to leave her rotting in some Intelligence cell, a travesty to have her executed by some faceless agent.

By the end of the third day Eovras had made his mind up to retrieve the girl and start the process of turning her away from the jedi, a process he didn't think likely to take long. After talking it over with his wife, not mentioning it to his daughter, and preparing a room for her in his home, he made his way to the Imperial Intelligence outpost he knew her to be imprisoned in.

He walked the halls like he belonged there, though of course he didn't. The curt greetings and cold stares he answered with nods, but never stopped to answer any questions or conversations. When he reached the block of cells the jedi was in he spoke briefly to the agent in charge, assuring her that no, he didn't have clearance from the Minister but she was going to give him the jedi anyway.

One frightened agent later Eovras stood in front of the young jedi's cell. She looked surprisingly not much worse for wear, though her surprise at seeing him showed around the edges. He gave her a gentle smile and went to unlock the door. “I hope they haven't treated you too poorly? At least nothing that we can't fix up on the ship.”
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Fri May 20, 2016 10:17 pm

The last thing Keliso remembered was the face of the Sith right before the hilt of his saber came down on her head. She woke up in a cell with a splitting headache and as she looked around, she seemed to be alone in the room. A few other deactivated cells were lined up beside hers and there was little furniture in the room. So she was in some form of Imperial prison, but was she still on Alderaan? There was no way she could know.

A groan escaped her as she placed a hand on her head and stood up. Not long after a man in an Imperial uniform walked in, confirming the obvious that the Sith had captured her. Though she didn't understand why he hadn't killed her. As the man walked in, Keli took her hand from her head and straightened up, not wanting to show weakness to the face of her enemy.

"Well, well, well. It's not every day we see a young Jedi in our cells." The man smirked at her and swiped away at his datapad. Keliso stared at him quietly, her expression giving away nothing. "Quiet type eh? Trying to act the tough? You aren't the first." He paced around the room, his attention kept on the datapad, "I would get comfortable if I were you jedi- apprentice, whatever it is they call you. We aren't accustomed to keeping prisoners during a war- I imagine it will be some time before my superiors decide what to do with you."

Keli's stare turned to a glare and she calmly corrected him, "Padawan."

He looked up from his datapad, "Excuse me?"

"I am a padawan, not a Sith apprentice."

His brow creased and he took a few steps towards her cell, "I don't hear the difference."

"I serve the Jedi Order!"

He held up a hand as though to stop her, "Why don't we save some time, shall we?" He hit a button on his datapad, and gas starting pouring into her cell from each of the top corners of her cell. She coughed, the pain in her head pulsating each time, and soon she fell to her knees as the gas started to take effect. She had some resistance against it as a Jedi, but she had to concentrate.

"There we are, that sweet silence again." He smiled before going back to work.

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She couldn't be sure exactly how long she had been in the cell, but it was likely several days. When the Zabrak Sith walked in, her eyes widened and she grew stiff. The little imp from before hadn't come to gloat about what they were going to do to her, so what the Sith wanted from her she had no idea. Considering the Zabrak chose to capture as opposed to killing her, she didn't think he came simply because he changed his mind. Maybe he wanted information from her, but then why not have his 'lessers' do the interrogating. Besides, he seemed rather... less angry than someone who was prepared to interrogate her. Perhaps he wanted to turn her to his side, but she just didn't know for sure.

He seemed like a completely different person- clearly still big and intimidating- though he seemed to be taking a more gentle, kind approach as he released her and the energy field holding her in the cell deactivated. Keli stood, but did not quite step out yet as she looked at him with uncertainty. "What do you want from me?"
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Mon May 23, 2016 11:24 am

The power field in front of the cell deactivated, the disappearance of the low hum leaving the block in sudden silence. The girl, Keliso, the guards had told him, stood, though kept a distance between her and the now open doorway. She was cautious, and rightfully so, Eovras thought. He had been the one to land her in here. Before rushing off to retrieve her he had put no real thought into how she would react, or how difficult it would be to convince her to come with him. In his mind she had come willingly, or at least had put up no opposition. Perhaps he should have spent more time formulating a plan.

“To be honest I'm not entirely sure,” he answered, shrugging his broad shoulders. He wanted to train her, yes, but what did he want from her? Anything? The chance to save one deserving person in the galaxy from whatever torture Imperial Intelligence could think up? A student who actually listened to him? He gave her what truthful answer he could. “I didn't like the idea of such wasted potential.”

Still the jedi hesitated. It wasn't the answer she had anticipated, that much was certain. It didn't explain anything. If he had answered that he wanted to question or kill her Eovras figured she would have known what to do. Her jedi masters likely told her how to handle such things. But a sith merely striking up a friendly conversation? That probably wasn't in the handbook.

Eovras sighed, motioned back towards the hallway he had come from. “You can come out of the cell. I'm certain you would rather come with me than wait around here until they decide to kill you.” He had no illusions of what was to happen to Keliso. Once word returned from Drumond Kaas she would be tortured until everything she knew was revealed, and then she would die. He had seen it happen time and again. “Because they will. You might just starve half to death before that.”

He took a step nearer to Keliso, entering the cell itself. “Listen. I am not new to this – I've fought and killed more jedi than I can remember. Some younger than you even. I don't expect you to trust me. But I can get you out of here.” His tone changed and he spoke softly now, in the same way he would speak to Marett when she became discouraged with her training. The voice of a father. “You fought like no jedi I've faced before. You're cunning, quick on your feet. You've got something that deserves to be explored.”

Without a change in voice or demeanor Eovras straightened up to his full height, towering over Keliso. “So you can come with me or I can kill you now. Believe me, it would be a mercy. You'd be better off dying before Intelligence gets its hands on you.”
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Thu Jun 02, 2016 7:28 pm

She quirked a brow as the Sith seemed unsure of how to answer her. And then he mentioned wasted potential. She looked down for a moment to recover from the surprise she felt. So that's what it was. He wanted to make her into a Sith. Of course she would die rather than fall to the dark side, but she decided that she would at least have a chance of escaping if she played along.

Keliso looked up as he stepped into the cell and she took a step back instinctively. Whether he planned to hurt her or not, his size and stature was something to be wary of, and she felt more trapped now that he stood in the cell with her, practically breathing down her neck. She took another step when he straightened up to his full height. He spoke gently, which Keliso found uncharacteristic for a Sith, though despite his tone, she knew what he was capable of. It no longer seemed like Keliso had a choice, now that it was between life and death.

An honorable jedi would never do something so cowardly as to join a Sith for something so selfish as survival. But perhaps she just wasn't the jedi she was supposed to be. It wasn't like she planned to 'join the dark side'. She would just wait until the opportunity to escape presented itself. She could see the disappointment on her master's face already. She spent half her life making the bad choices just to survive, and spent the later half learning to make the right choices. Today the younger part of her won out.

"I'll..." She looked away uncomfortably and sighed, "I'll go with you." Her heart sunk as she said it. She knew her master would see it as a betrayal both to himself and everything the jedi stood for. When she got out of this mess though, she knew she would deliver the intel she had acquired and possibly save many lives. And then afterthat, she would accept her punishment.

When the Sith stepped back out of the cell and began leading the way out, Keliso hesitated briefly before following him. She remained quiet as they walked through the base, passing by several Imperial agents who were obviously unhappy but at the same time, terrified to say anything to a Sith. This was the kind of thing she expected from a Sith, after hearing so many stories about them. It was the one 'normal Sith' thing she'd seen him do.

Soon, they exited the building and reached his ship. Taking in her surroundings, Keli believed they were still on Alderaan, but that wouldn't hold true for long. Seeing the size of his ship it seemed safe to assume that he was taking her off planet.
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:16 pm

“Good girl,” Eovras said as Keliso stepped out of the cell. This really was the best thing for her; he was not bluffing when he said he would kill her if she did not come with him. Not out of malice, of course, but out of respect. The things that Imperial Intelligence did to POWs made his skin crawl.

He extended his hand out to her. “I'm Eovras.” He decided not to tell her he was technically 'Lord Eovras'. He did not like when people called him that.

They walked through the building in silence and boarded his ship. He told her to get settled in one of the spare rooms, since the flight back to Dromund Kaas would take some time. When he felt certain Keliso would not try to bolt the minute he let her out of his sight, he made his way to the cockpit.

A few hours later Dromund Kaas loomed on the horizon. Eovras gave his credentials to enter the planet, and from there steered his ship to his home on the far outskirts of Kaas City.

“Here we are,” Eovras said as he landed them on the airstrip in front of his house. He had a large estate – most of it taken up by forest. He liked the privacy. The house itself was quite big as well, and was often filled with his friends and allies.

After landing he went to retrieve Keliso, and together they exited the ship. They had nearly made it to the front door of the house when it slammed open and Eovras's oldest daughter rushed out in a huff. She was rose skinned and slender, and stood easily over six feet tall. Eovras's own features were clear in her, though they were muted, softer and more delicate. She stomped up to him and crossed her arms over her chest.

“Dad!” Marett said, her voice impatient. “Finally. Mae said I had to wait until you got home to leave and now I'm going to miss the best part of the party if I don't-” She stopped suddenly and looked at Keliso, who she seemed to just have noticed. Her eyebrows rose in question as she looked the other girl over.

“Who's that?”

“Good to see you, too, sweetheart,” Eovras said with a sigh. Marett was giving him the usual friendly reception. He thought fondly of the days when she was young and would hug him every chance she got. Now he was lucky if she smiled at him before running off to meet some friend or other.

He looked back to the jedi, then to his daughter. “This is Keliso. She'll be staying here for a while. Why don't you go to your party? We'll talk about it tomorrow.”        

“Yeah, okay, whatever.” Marett shrugged and gave Keliso one more look over before turning and heading back inside.

“And put on a jacket for gods sake!” Eovras yelled after her, shaking his head. If he wasn't careful there would soon be a line of boys a mile long at his door, all looking for his daughter. And Marett would not be happy with how he dealt with them.

Before he could turn back to Keliso, Maeveen appeared in the door way. Eovras could not hold back a smile when he looked at her; every time he saw her he fell in love all over again. He had been gone only a day and even that felt like too long. He took a quick step forward to reach her and leaned down for a kiss. Avellyn, their young twi'lek daughter, was bouncing on Maeveen's hip, and Eo pressed a kiss to the top of her head as well.

“Welcome home,” Maeveen said, smiling up at him.

Tearing his eyes away from Maeveen, Eovras looked back to the young jedi. “Keliso, this is my wife, Mae.”

Maeveen turned her smile to Keliso, like this was nothing out of the ordinary. “Hey. I hope this big guy didn't scare you too bad. He's all talk.” She pressed a hand to his chest affectionately, then started to head back inside. “I've got to go feed Ave, see you after you settle Keliso in?”

Eo nodded in response and watched her walk away, his heart full.

“Come on,” he said to Keliso after Maeveen and the baby had disappeared into the house. “I'll show you your room, where you can wash up. Then we'll have dinner, and after we'll figure out your training session for tomorrow.”
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PostSubject: Re: Entangled in the Web   Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:10 pm

Time passed slowly after Eovras left Keliso in one of the small rooms in his ship, and throughout the duration of their travel, she remained seated in a corner of the room, feeling uncomfortable and weary. She was uncertain as to what she should do; she had no lightsaber, no way to get word out to her Master... or did she? Perhaps not on the ship, but once they reached their destination, Keli might be able to get her hands on a comm somewhere, to ask her master for help, and to deliver the intel from her mission.

Keliso gave herself a silent nod as she decided on this course of action, and then exhaled a shaky breath as she pulled her knees in close to her. This was definitely bad, and she didn't know what to expect from a Sith lord. The very air felt suffocating, and though she didn't feel like she was being watched at the moment, as Eovras was presumably piloting the ship, she was afraid to even move from her spot on the floor. It felt like an eternity had passed when the ship finally landed, and the Sith came to lead her out.

She stepped out onto the landing pad with her arms crossed in a guarded fashion as she quietly walked a few paces behind Eovras. The large estate appeared before her as they stepped off the ship, and her eyes widened slightly at the sight. She looked around further, seeing only the building and forest and then Keliso subtly glanced back at the ship, seemingly the only exit from this place.

Keliso visibly flinched as the door slammed open and out walked another zabrak, this one being a young girl with pinkish skin. The girl referred to Eovras as 'Dad', so that was pretty self explanatory, but Keliso kept her gaze low to the ground during the conversation, especially when the girl directed her attention at Keliso. Shortly after the girl huffed and went back inside, another woman entered the doorway, whom Eovras stepped forward to greet. Keliso glanced up at them reluctantly, seeing the Twi'lek and her baby and realizing this was the rest of Eo's family once he introduced the Twi'lek as his wife, Mae.

Mae smiled at her, and in the midst of Keliso's discomfort she could only offer a curt nod in response. The warmth the lady presented, and the warmth Eovras seemed to have towards the lady was not something Keliso expected, and she wasn't quite sure what to think of the situation. As Eovras beckoned her to follow, she gave another nod and followed him inside cautiously, but as he mentioned dinner, and training, Keliso couldn't help but pause a moment. She knew his intentions when he freed her, but for it to happen so quickly she didn't think she was prepared for it. She could feel a lump forming in her throat as she was led into what Eovras mentioned would be her room for now.

Once he left her there, she glanced around, fidgeting with her hands slightly as she took in her new surroundings, unsure of how long she would be here, but knowing that she would have to find a way out of this place. For now, however, seeing as she was covered in dirt, scratches, and a welt on the back of her head, she decided to clean herself up as much as she could. Eventually she looked presentable enough for this dinner Eovras mentioned, but she was afraid to wander outside the room he had left her in, and so she waited instead.

At this point she really had no idea how this Sith would react to anything; he wasn't anything she expected a Sith to be, and it put her even more so on edge than she already was. If she was to become his student, as he intended, was she a prisoner? Would he be waiting for her to step out of line at any moment? Could he just change his mind and off her right here and now? She had no idea what to expect.
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