Bloodlines 18: The Sith Lords . . Prakith, the hall of the Sith Lords, one day after the events in Conquest 09: Flight of the Sith .
It was a rare occurance for Jedi Grand Master Harash Soru to get any time to himself. Though the Sith on Prakith were all but defeated, Hara was still the key to the Jedi of Tython.
And the most deadly of Rovaniss' Sith were still at large.
Darth Gerett: "Soru."
Darth Lytin: "No words. Soru dies today."
Harash Soru: "That may be harder than you think."
Darth Tremor: "We are willing to try."
Tremor snarled as he unleashed a bolt of lightning whilst Gerett roared and charged forwards.
Hara blocked their attacks and spun around to meet Lytin's blade.
Darth Lytin: "You should not have come here, Soru. Alone you are no match for us three Lords of the Sith!"
Hara looked carefully around at the three Sith Lords who surrounded him and shook his head slowly.
Harash Soru: "Have you not learnt by now? I'm a Jedi, and Jedi are never alone."
As the Jedi Master finished his sentance there came the sound of footsteps from the corridor behind the Sith and out came Jedi Masters Dana Kowls and Morton. Dana leapt into the air and used the Force to throw Lytin away from Hara.
Dana Kowls: "Away from my Master!"
In the meantime, Morton charged into Tremor.
Darth Tremor: "Morton! It has been some time!"
Morton: "The last time I saw you, Tremor, I believe you were running in fear from me."
Darth Tremor: "Not running, surviving. Today will be different."
Hara turned to face Darth Gerett and smiled coyly.
Harash Soru: "Just you and me, Gerett."
Darth Gerett: "A chance for revenge!"
Harash Soru: "Revenge? For what?"
Darth Gerett: "For Alinta and Jayzaa! The women you murdered!"
Harash Soru: "Are you still so blind Gerett? Do you not see, Lytin had them love you! It's all been a game! All so he could manipulate you!"
Darth Gerett: "You're wrong!"
Hara dodged Gerett's attack and used the Force to push him backwards.
Harash Soru: "You claim Lytin is your friend, but you are Sith. Do you really think Sith can have friends?"
Tremor charged at Morton and lashed out with his blade.
Darth Tremor: "The girl, the one your friend sacraficed herself for. Was it worth it?"
Morton: "Mary Kringe lived, yes. And she went on to fulfil her destiny. She defeated Darth Jessra, breaking her hold over Darth Soru."
Darth Tremor: "Destiny, don't make me laugh. We forge our own destinies old man! I wonder, are you too old to forge your own, must you rely on others?"
Morton's eyes narrowed as he turned and used the Force to throw Tremor into the sculpture in the centre of the room.
Morton: "With age comes experience, Tremor, something you would never appreciate! My destiny is just fine thank you very much!"
Darth Lytin: "You have strength girl, I sense Soru's hand in your skill."
Dana Kowls: "Are you Sith so arrogant that you do not study your enemies? I was Harash Soru's first Padawan!"
Darth Lytin: "Indeed, yes you have skill. You would make a good Sith."
Dana swung at Lytin and jumped over his head.
Dana Kowls: "Save your breath Lytin. The Dark Side has tested me more times than you could imagine, and each time I have triumphed."
Lytin smiled wickedly.
Darth Lytin: "Then perhaps you need to face a different test!"
The Lannik Sith reached out with the Force and unleashed a storm of lightning that knocked Dana to the floor.
He cackled triumphantly as he pulled at the sculpture with the Force, trapping Dana under the pillars of stone.
Darth Lytin: "You will watch your Master die, Dana Kowls. Then you to will meet your fate!"
Lytin turned and leapt to Gerett's aid.
Darth Lytin: "Come, Gerett, we will kill Soru and glory will be ours!"
Harash Soru: "Silence, Lytin! Listen to me Gerett, Lytin is manipulating you! He has been from the start! He has only ever used you!"
Darth Lytin: "Jedi scum! Gerett, you know that is not true! You are Sith, attack him!"
Harash Soru: "Listen to him Gerett! He cares not about you! All he wants is glory! He knows that he cannot defeat me, so he seeks to use you and will then claim glory for himself!"
Gerett frowned and fired off a weak bolt of lightning.
Darth Gerett: "Shut up! You're wrong!"
Harash Soru: "Search your feelings Gerett, you know I am right."
Darth Tremor dodged Morton's attack and then drove his boot into the Ithorian's chest.
Morton lay painfully on the floor, his tired body aching all over.
Darth Tremor: "You can lecture all day Morton. But I will always be the stongest!"
Morton leapt to his feet, attacking Tremor with all the strength he could muster.
Morton: "I may be old Tremor, but I know a villain when I see one. Your arrogance will be your downfall."
Morton spun around and activated Dana's lightsaber, impaling Tremor on the blue blade.
Morton: "And your downfall is today."
Darth Tremor coughed weakly as his life left him.
Morton: "Your spirit will walk these halls forever Tremor. Until you let go of your hate, you will find no peace. I do not pity you."
Gerett watched in confusion as Lytin and Soru battled each other with bolts of bright blue lightning.
Darth Lytin: "Gerett! Help me!"
Harash Soru: "Don't listen to him Gerett! You are a good man, don't let yourself be manipulated any longer!"
Darth Lytin: "He is trying to take you from us, Gerett! Don't be come a puppet of the Jedi!"
Gerett looked from Soru to Lytin and his eyes suddenly hardened.
Darth Gerett: "Better a puppet than a pawn in your games!"
Gerett charged forwards and lifted Lytin off of the floor.
Darth Lytin: "Argh!!!! Gerett! What are you doing?"
Darth Gerett: "Freeing myself!"
Gerett threw Lytin into the broken sculpture and unleashed a storm of lightning into the Lannik's body.
Hara approached Gerett carefully, watching the smoke rising from Lytin's charred body.
Harash Soru: "Gerett. Its over, he's dead."
Gerett spun around angrily and activated his lightsaber.
Darth Gerett: "Get away from me!"
Harash Soru: "Gerett? Calm down, please. Come with me!"
Darth Gerett: "No! I can't! I don't know what to do."
Hara watched as Gerett turned and fled into the Temple. Morton walked slowly up to Hara's side, supporting Dana under his arm.
Dana Kowls: "We should go after him."
Harash Soru: "No. No, I sense Gerett still has some part to play in this story. For good or ill, I cannot tell. But only he can be the one to make that decision."
The Jedi turned and looked down at the broken bodies of the two Sith Lords.
Morton: "So what happens now?"
Harash Soru: "For you, nothing. You have done everything that can be asked."
Morton: "What would you have me do then?"
Harash Soru: "Send for Rachel and Nayam. For we Soru's have a legacy to uphold, and it awaits us at the end of that corridor."