Jedi Master Gregor Tech stood quietly beside the campfire of the Jedi camp on Manaan.
As a member of the Jedi Council, Gregor had been tasked with leading a force of Jedi Knights to engage the ranks of the Sith Empire. The time for fighting was almost upon them and Gregor was taking a few moments to calm himself before the battle.
An elderly man, Gregor was intensly devoted to the Jedi Order and was intent on wiping the Sith from the Galaxy. Many who remembered him, would describe Gregor as what Count Dooku should have been had he not left the Jedi Order.
Kelso Kuun: "Master Tech! We're ready to move out."
Gregor turned and smiled at his Padawan. Kelso was the third Padawan that Gregor had trained. The boy was exceptionally skilled with a lightsaber however, he was arrogant and did not take the Sith seriously.
Gregor Tech: "Good work Kelso. Remember what I have told you. Stay close to me when the battle begins."
Kelso Kuun: "Ah I'll be fine Master! It isn't as though the Sith present any real danger."
Gregor Tech: "Try telling them that when you have a lightsaber at your throat!"
Not far from the Jedi Camp, Darth Soru stood staring into his own campfire, meditating on the Dark Side.
Darth Ircune: "Lord Soru! The Jedi are on the move!"
Soru's eyes snapped open as he turned to face the female Arconan Sith Lord.
Darth Soru: "Very good Darth Ircune. Ready the others, we will march out to meet them."
Ircune bowed before hesitating slightly.
Darth Ircune: "Lord Soru? Why did you chose me to come to this battle. My talents do not lie in war."
Darth Soru: "Your skills of interogation could prove useful Darth Ircune. Now go and rally the troops."
Ircune bowed again and disappeared.
As soon as Ircune had left Soru scowled. He had little time for the scientist that served the Empire. Like the warriors their uses were few and far between and their powers were vastly outshadowed by those of the true Sith Lords such as Gerett and Soru himself.
Darth Soru spat in the fire before running his hand along the hilt of his lightsaber.
Darth Soru: "Time to go to war."
Darth Soru listened as Gregor Tech, a Jedi Master whom Soru had once deeply respected, gave the Jedi a compassionate speech.
In contrast the Sith stood silently, feeding off their own hatred of the Jedi and their collective power.
With a roar the Jedi broke into a charge. The Sith remained still, the only sound coming from the simultaneous activation of their lightsabers.
The two sides clashed violently, bodies slamming into each other as the two powers collided.
Gregor made his way straight towards the nearest Sith, spinning to the side of his clumsy attack before slashing him across the back.
Spinning away from his fallen foe, Gregor engaged a young girl. Their blades clashed violently as they danced back and fourth, but ultimately the girl was no match and she eventually fell to a slash across the torso.
Feeling someone coming at him from the side Gregor spun around, ready to fight. Instead he found himself facing Kelso.
Kelso Kuun: "Looks like the Sith are finally putting up a fight!"
Gregor's face fell as he looked around, seeing a pile of dead Jedi bodies at the feet of three Sith.
One of the Sith, masked in black, stepped towards them.
Darth Soru: "Vatrix! Stay back! They are mine!"
The black figure bowed slightly and took a step backwards.
Gregor Tech: "Michael. What have you done?"
Darth Soru: "My name is Darth Soru. And what I have done is to rid the Galaxy of a handfull of pathetic soldiers."
Kelso Kuun: "Butcherer! You are nothing but scum! I will show you how a real Jedi fights!"
Gregor Tech: "Kelso, no!"
Before Gregor could stop his Padawan however, the young boy charged forwards.
With a thin smile Darth Soru reached out and lifted Kelso off of his feet with a blast of Force Lightning.
Pulling Kelso towards him, Soru's blade flared into life and he cut a flash of red through the air.
As Kelso dropped to the floor Gregor watched in horror as the young boy's head rolled free from the rest of his body.
Darth Soru: "Give up Gregor. You cannot defeat me."
Gregor Tech: "Today I do not fight the boy that I once new. Today I fight the monster that has consumed him!"
Gregor leapt at Darth Soru, his blade clashing violently against the Sith Lord's.
They spun around each other, their moves both elegent and deadly.
Gregor Tech: "You could have been great Michael! You could have become one of the greatest Jedi the Galaxy has ever seen, even greater than your father!"
Darth Soru: "I am great! The Dark Side has made me invincible!"
Gregor Tech: "Then why do you fear me so much?"
Darth Soru: "I fear nothing!"
Soru raised his hands and blasted Gregor with Lightining. The Jedi Master grunted as the power of Soru's attack knocked his lightsaber from his hands.
Gregor grunted as he raised his hands, summoning th elight side of the Force to protect himself.
Gregor Tech: "You will see soon enough Michael, that your fear is consuming you. It is your fear that prevents you from seeing what you could be. Once you learn to let go, everything will be ok."
Gregor smiled at Darth Soru and let his hands drop. The power of Soru's lightning hit the old man squarely in the chest, throwing him back agross the grassy plain.
Darth Soru walked over to Gregor slowly as held his lightsaber above the Jedi Master's throat.
Darth Soru: "I have killed you! I have proven I am stronger."
Gregor Tech: "Was it not I who let go Micahel? Was it not I that dealt the fatal blow? Let go of your fear Michael, it will be alright."
Before Michael could say or do anything, the body of Gregor tech faded away as the Jedi Master finally became one with the Force.
Darth Soru scowled as he picked up Gregor's lightsaber. He turned to see Ircune and Vatrix staring at him.
Darth Soru: "What are you looking at?! Search for survivors!"
As Darth Soru walked away he couldn't help but feel a strange tingling in the pit of his stomach.
-- Author's Note --
Hope you're enjoying the series so far :) Just so you know I will be on holiday now for about 5 weeks so whilst I might post a few small things there wont be anymore comics coming out until I'm home.
Have a good summer everyone!
Great duel! If you make me a Sig fig when u get back could it be Species: Human, white and ginger hair (if possible) Lightsaber colour: red (hes a jedi that just happens to like that colour!) Name: Kav Dashav