Bloodlines 13: Prelude to War . . Prakith, one week after the events in Bloodlines 12: Contact .
Rovaniss stood quietly in his office alongside his trusted advisors, he had just revealed the plan to have one final battle on the surface of Prakith to his Empire.
Vulcan: "This is ridiculous! I did not sign up to this madness!"
Rovaniss: "You swore an oath to me Vulcan. This battle will final stop this pathetic war!"
Vulcan: "A war I had no interest in fighting to begin with!"
Rovaniss: "You are not Sith Vulcan. Yu could not understand. But you will fight."
Vulcan's lightsaber flared to life.
Vulcan: "And if I refuse?"
Rovaniss: "Then you will die."
Darth Ignatious: "That would be unwise, My Lord."
Rovaniss: "Algren, Ignatious? What is the meaning of this?"
Darth Algren: "We are here to put Vulcan down. And offer our support towards the final battle."
Rovaniss: "At least some remain loyal!"
Vulcan: "You go to your deaths fools!"
Darth Algren: "Oh really? I wonder what the other Lords think?"
Darth Gerett: "We can rid ourselves of Soru's Order in one fell swoop! I say we do it!"
Darth Soru: "With Soru gone, we will be free to conquer the Republic. And you, VUlcan, can feast on as many planets as you like."
Vulcan snorted and turned to leave.
Vulcan: "I will fight. But do not expect me to stay if Soru starts to win!"
Rovaniss: "Thank you, My Lords."
Darth Algren: "Of course, Emperor. This battle must be allowed to happen."
As the two SIth Lords walked off, A small smile touched Ignatious' lips.
Darth Ignatious: "And once it does, we shall be the ones who rule."
Tython, the memorial garden to Jedi Master Ben Dovallia.
Harash Soru: "If only you'd lived a little longer Ben. We could do with your blades in the coming battle."
Michel Kringe: "You're too hard on yourself Hara. Ben's death was not your fault."
Harash Soru: "Long time no see Master."
Michel Kringe: "You've been doing fine without me."
Harash Soru: "I have?"
Michel smiled as he turned and walked away.
Michel Kringe: "Trust yourself as others trust you Hara. Everything will turn out as the Force wills."
Boris Yakerno: "Talking to yourself again?"
Hara smiled as his old friend approached him.
Harash Soru: "Boris! It's good to see you!"
Rashak Flo: "Yes, the charms of Jabiim could only keep us away for so long Hara."
Boris Yakerno: "I am glad to hear of this battle Hara. Finally we can put an end to this madness!"
Rashak FLo: "A pity that Ben is no longer here. We could do with his help."
Harash Soru: "Ben is not truly gone, not whilst we remember him. And he left me with very specific instructions."
Ordan Minoh: "Master! I found him!"
Ulick Bentoa: "Greetings, Masters. I hear you are looking for me?"
Harash Soru: "Yes, Master Bentoa. Please, kneel."
Ulick dropped to his knees before the Jedi. Hara activated his lightsaber and slowly lowered it over Ulick's shoulders.
Harash Soru: "Jedi Master Ulick Bentoa. By the will of the Force, the right of the Jedi COuncil and the wish of Master Ben DOvallia. I invite you to sit with us on the Jedi Council. Do you accept this great honour?"
Ulick looked up, scarecly believing what he had heard.
Ulick Bentoa: "Yes! Yes Master, with all my heart I accept this great honour!"
Harash Soru: "Then take your place beside us."
Ulick Bentoa: "Thank you, my friends."
Ordan Minoh: "It was Ben's last wish Ulick. We all agreed that no one was better suited than you to take his place."
Boris Yakerno: "You will do well Ulick. But I fear you may not thank us in the days to come."
Rashak Flo: "Yes. Dark days are ahead of us, the Council will be the Sith's main target. I cannot help but wonder how many of us will live through the encounter."
Boris Yakerno: "We must trust to the Force. And know that whatever happens, we face our destinies together. As Jedi."