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The mysterious body of water of legend olde and wyld.

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This incredibly massive ocean is both dark and dangerous; storms are common in its warm waters, and a countless number of seafaring vessels have been lost in attempts to traverse it. Legends speak of mysterious creatures in the depths below and magical incantations that ensnare even the most powerful of minds.
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The Great Black Water

The mysterious body of water of legend olde and wyld.

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The Great Black Water is a part of Terra.

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The massive Super Star Dreadnought, The Emperors Fury, floated over the brackish water below as it moved through the serene area the commander of ther ship reported to the only real human resident. "We have arrived as ordered M'Lady"

"Good, scanners ?"

"Nothing appears"

heh, Droids relied on technology, Chiss too. No matter. Sony thought as she reached out with her senses and the Force. Finding a few levers within the Force she activated them, the sensors came alive with data, a hidden fortress that floated over the water, they were there. "Ready for my departure, I will take HK-55 with me"

"Yes m'lady, and the ship ?"

"Remain close, I may need to exfil quickly...." She stood to leave, stopping at the door as an afterthought she said "have the medical ward prepared as well, I or someone I return with may need medical aid"

"yes M'lady"

Sony then went and exited the ship by her personal shuttle, the J3 Ghost floated from the massive Harrower SSD and headed towards the great black fortress.

"Observation: The scenery is lovely to blow up, hopefully there are meatbags to destroy within. Query: Do you have anything you want me to kill master to improve your mood ?" HK-55 asked

Sony smiled and shook her head "We will find out when we get there. I may have to do this alone, cover me when I leave."

"Yes master"

Moments later and Sony, clad in dark blood red clothing, stepped from the ship, her doublebladed Vibrosword in hand ready for use, she felt a strong pull of the Force within the fortress, now it was time to explore. Sword ready she went deeper into the fortress

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There was a presence...a strong presence...a familiar presence...

He didn't move from the center of the "room" he occupied, nor did he react when the presence began making it's way towards him. He kept his eyes shut and simply tracked the movement. He was well aware of what the outside of the fortress looked like...black and looming like everything else in this ocean. It was almost like a ruins on the outside, the walls worn and weathered from the constant pounding of water during storms. Though there was a bit of technology that stood out on the outside. An Aquatic Terrain Armored Transport that looked much more tech-savvy than the surrounding landscape. Something physical that would tell the presence that someone was in this ruins.

As it drew closer, he began to discover more about this presence...a well-versed Force user of some kind, he gathered. It was lucky he had concealed his Force-capable side of himself, not to mention the fact that he was a master at it. Otherwise, this presence would know whom it was it...no, she...was meeting. The element of surprise was a useful one to have when it came to potentially dangerous encounters. And he was processing more and more about this female Force user with every passing second...

And so he waited among the ruins...waited for the arrival of the woman he knew from long ago...

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Sony was skilled in the Force, so skilled that she could conceal herself with it, become one, if so briefly, with the Force in such a manner that none saw her at all, heck, not even technology could sense her either. Doing just that Sony faded from all senses, vut she could still sense and hone in on the only other life form, at least living, mortal, not a droid, in the fortress.

Turning a corner, she expected a trap, but only saw an empty room. Vibroswordstaff drawn she stepped into it, She felt the other close, too close. The door never closed.

The room was empty. Execept for some technology on the far wall she was alone. And the sense and feeling of another extremely powerful force user was near as well. She could sense it with every fibre of her being.

A flick of her wrist and her doublebladed vibrosword was ready. It was now or never.

She dropped the Force Cloak, her Force signautre pretty much a few million jigawatts of energy blinding out everything else in the room,

Well, everything but the only other Force user there.

The same man she had her back exposed to as she searched through the datafiles as to who was there.

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The man didn't even blink, so much as move, at the sudden appearance of the Force User in the room. He'd long since noticed the cloaking of her own Force abilities and had stopped searching. The Force always had a way to bring people together, no matter what they did about it. While Jedi and Sith were in control of it's power and energy, they could never control it's essence or purpose. Thus, it was a joint partnership between a Force User and the Force.

But he needed to talk.

"Finding what you're looking for?" he asked calmly after he watched her search for a few seconds. He remained stationary, his head lowered so as to hide his features underneath his own black cloak. The only visible part of him was the stubble of a beard on his chin.

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One hand searched the files, the other simply angled the vibrosword towards Feero behind her to keep him at bay, the design of the Siths outfit alone left much to be desired and left a lot to the imagination in recent days, black and gold in color, the top left many Twi-like dancing girls to shame whereas the bottom was a full skirt, vbut it did nothing to restrict movement and only gave her better ability to distract her enemies

"perhaps I am, perhaps I am not. Or perhaps just I did" She turned her gaze towards him, her brilliant white hair had seen much dirt, and her eyes showed the dark side strong within her ; her eyeshadow made her look as if she were wearing a red mask of a sort around her eyes, and countless scars adorned her face and neck. But it was her amber eyes that glowed edged in yellow as she looked at him.

He did not fell familar, yet there was something about him that made him feel familar, "Who are you ?" She asked simply, her tone one of authority, after all she was second only to the Sith Emperor, her father, Vitiate. Which made her head of the Dark Council

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Darth Feero raised his head slightly, not enough to give telling features about him, but enough for the woman to see the patient smile on his face. "Not your enemy, for one," He pointed towards the blade of the Vibrosword pointed directly at him. "Though I can understand how cautious one can be...especially when meeting a stranger."

He turned around and began walking towards the other end of the room, looking out the window that had a fantastic view of the sea the fortress resided in. "I am Darth Feero, one of the more notable Sith Lords. But you carry much more in your name than I do, Sonyjae." He pronounced the full name with no fail in pronunciation or hesitation in usage.

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Sony was silent, her mind reeled at how perfect Feero had spoken her name. Nobody did that aside of her father or Darth Marr! And most of the time Marr called her Darth Nix or Darth Knox or some crap that made little sense since she took Darth Thanatons place on the Dark Council.

But it did not matter.

No.

What mattered was this man spoke her name clearly, perfectly, like her own father did. that put her on a deeper edge as she never lowered or moved her blade. She simply stood there siolent. Watching him

Finalyl she spoke. "Outside of Zash, and Thanaton, and others on the Dark Council..... Cant say I've heard of you." Which was true, she never did learn that she had a brother, one far older. Yet here she was, a mere Arkanian offshoot, being head of the Dark Council in her fathers name.

"Then again Zash was a fool, and Thanaton, a coward" Sony said turning back to the data, HK chirped in her ear that he had a solid connection and was slicing the files, "Zash plotted against me, wanted my body to be her vessel, old fool. She's dead now. But Thanaton. There was a thorn in my side I had to clear on my own. It was not easy either." Finally the chirp came the files had been copied over. perfect

She turned back to Feero. "How do you know me ? Most sith stay away from the Dark Council, and most on the Dark Council fear my wrath when I decide to do shit." She still had her Vibrosword ready for use.

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And then came the dilemma. How does one tell another that they were related through the blood of the almighty Emperor? Brash people would come right out and say it, expecting the other to understand completely. Hesitant individuals tried to bead around the bush and break it in slowly. Satirist tried to incorporate it within a joke so that it wouldn't hit as hard.

But Darth Feero was none of those things. He had his own way of telling her.

"Oh, your wrath has it's own reputation, much further from you," he explained cryptically as he seemingly stared from under the shadow of the cowl. "After all, rumors and exaggerations tend to travel faster than the truth. But you are already too suspicious of me to let words explain. So, I will show you. Use the Force to sense me...to discover who I am."

And with that, he let down his barrier. His Force Concealment dropped and his aura could be sensed easily by Sony, if her reputation as a mighty Sith Lord and as member of the Dark Council prevailed. It wouldn't take long for the young one to feel the bond...to feel the relation between them.

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Character Portrait: Sonyjae Character Portrait: Darth Feero

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For a long moment Sony said nothing; time slowed to a halt and her father appeared into a dreamworld she once more walked in. "Ah yes" Valkorions words rang with a dark echo. "The first son I had with a woman not of Dromund Kaas, a generation before your mother on Taris" He said

"And you never told me I had any siblings aside from Arcann, Thexan, and Vaylin ?" Sony retorted with a grunt of brief anger as Valkorion brought up his hands

"I had every intention of my daughter Vaylin bring brought low and you taking the Eternal Throne. My focus had been on that alone. I had forgotten any other ouside influences to try and disuade you" Came the reply

"Why tell me this now ?" Sony asked giving her father a dark look

"Sooner or later the truth was to come about, it was best for you to find it on your own." He turned to regard Feero, standing there with his hood covering his face "This man, known only to other Sith within the Sith Empire, is Feero, he is your brother. through through my blood. But not your mother. Because I am your father by blood, as well as his father by blood, you are not half siblings in any manner, but true blooded siblings."

"Wont this put a spanner in the plan then for the Throne of Vaylin ?" Sony asked

"No" Valkorion shook his head and turned to her "The Eternal Throne is destined, for you, regardless of his bloodline or link to you as family, you are the one to inhereit the throne regardless"

"And if I choose not to trust him ?" Sony said thoughtfully

"That is for you to decide" Her father faded from view and she focused on Feero as time sped back up.

Sony smirked and sheathed her vibrosword on her back, "Hello..... Brother" She said, her amber red eyes glowed with dark fury and power as she spoke before she stepped closer to him, raising a hand towards his hood, "let us see your face...."

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Character Portrait: Sonyjae Character Portrait: Darth Feero

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Feero let Sony's hand grab hold of his cowl and pull it back, revealing his features to her. The peppered stubble of his beard was brought further into light and the man's smile was thin and light. His jet black hair was neat and trimmed on his head while his light blue eyes held their own distance against the power and fury sparked within his sister's. His skin was smooth and without any marks on it. But perhaps the most intriguing thing about him was that he didn't flinch...not when Sony moved towards him. Not when Sony touched him. Not when Sony stared at him, trying to instill fear within him. He was resistant to all of it.

Calm...cool...collected...

"Hello Sister," he replied, tone steady as ever, "How is our father doing?" The question sounded general enough to be completely oblivious to the fact that she had just talked to her father in a dreamworld state. But his piercing gaze and unwavering poker face would likely keep Sony guessing about whether he really had known about the conversation.

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Sony stood inches from her brother after gently removing his hood. Taking in his smooth skin of his face, neatly trimmed beard and hair, her own long brilliant hair was in dire need of cleaning thanks to recent happenings and whereas his face was smooth skin without damage of any kind, her own skin was scarred heavily from constant battles, and also life as a Slave for several years. But what unnerved her slightly was how calm he was. Had he truly been expecting her ?

The sheer power held within her body was one that made even the Dark Council fear her. Hell, even Darth Thanaton feared her enough to duel her and lose dearly. And only Darth Marr had stood up for her, placing her in the post of where her father normally sat. Marr had seen her sheer skill and power. So he put her in her fathers chair, she'd be their link between her father and the Dark Council.

But things were different in the galaxy.

The Eternal Empire, her fathers greatest dream, with her at its head, was nearing complete total galactic domination, and now her father was within her body. And with her youngest sister, Vaylin, now commanding the Eternal Fleet, and the Empire with it. Well, Sony knew then she'd need all the allies she could get.

She smiled thinly at his question, it was a simple question too. How was Father ? Well, how could she tell him their father was dead ? Was it fully possible to do just that ? And now their father was inside her She felt a chuckle from her father over her brothers question. Saying simply "He sends his regards."

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Character Portrait: Sonyjae Character Portrait: Darth Feero

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For a moment, there was tension building silence between the two of them. Feero didn't react to Sony's small statement that also contained massive implications. He knew his father had died not too long ago. As to how and why, he never knew, but he had his theories. One of them was standing in front of him, and he would not be surprised if that held true. After all, the Sith worked and operated rather formally and typically didn't have a place for blood to triumph over power. The only excepting being, of course, that Sony was the next heir to the title of Emperor...but he had his theories on that subject as well.

"I'll skip the small talk," Feero said objectively, "I'm not after your position or your entitlement. I never have been. Our father wanted you to hold dominion over the Sith and I'm not going to stand in the way of that. But I do need help from one of the most formidable Jedi trackers in the galaxy and your qualifications fit the subject I had in mind quite nicely."

Feero made a passing glance over the document drive she had recently copied files over, "Unless, of course, you're busy..."

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Character Portrait: Sonyjae Character Portrait: Darth Feero

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Sony had a faint smile laying on her lips when her brother just went right to the chase, he didnt want her power, or what their father wanted for her. Instead he wanted her help in finding someone ? Well, he sure found the right person. One thing was for sure, he had no idea how close to the markhe was concerning just who took down their father. The first time, it was indeed a Jedi, a feline creature too, an alien had taken down their father, in his throne room. But it was her, Sonyjae herself, who had taken their fathers life on Zakuul. And it wasnt until she was woken from the Carbonite when he revealed who he was to her.

She held up the datacrard she had cpopied files onto. "This ? making me busy ? Once I get this to HK I am pretty much free for whatever." She smirked, "What do you need ? A Jedi hunted down ? A Wayward Apprentice trying for your space ? Or is it something more personal ?" Any one of those could be the correct guess, it was actual truth that she had no idea just what he wanted her to find, or rather, who.

Sony was placed at the head of the council, and Feero himself said it, he didnt want her power base or entitlekment, their father had that in mind her her and her alone. And it was up to her, as her father had said, to trust him or not. And she chose then to trust him. "I trust that you mean for me to find.... whatever it is you wish me to find, in one piece, alive, and you wont send others after me to ensure such happens ?" Most sith had other interesteds and wanted those interest intact

Time all but stopped as her fathers voice rang in her ears "He means his word, he seeks someone lost to him, and it is not you. yet he means to help you gain what you too has lost. you choose to trust him with your life ?" He asked her, at her mental word of yes, he simply nodded "Very well" time sped back up as he faded away.

She waited for his information of who she was to seek.

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"Actually, all three of those options hold some levy of truth to them," Feero's own small, polite smile showed. "Years ago, I had a Sith apprentice of my own. I rescued him from the planet Nim Drovis from a slaver. I trained him in the ways of the Dark Side and eventually, I brought him back to enact revenge on the slaver who treated him so...to complete his training and to turn him completely to the Dark Side. Unfortunately...this had catastrophic results. Long story short, it's five years later and I haven't a clue about his whereabouts. Not anymore. The latest report I have from him is a sighting over by the Gray Jedi Temple and that was two years ago. You may have seen a report or two detailing an individual known as 'The Lost Sith'."

"That is why I need your help, sister. I fear he is slowly turning over to the Jedi. If he does that, he will become a major threat to the Sith, a fate I know you will not want with your future plans being prepared. We must covert him back to our side. Or, if necessary...kill him." Feero tone remained constant, but Sony might've been able to catch a slight change in his expression...one that could've represented the ghost of sadness.

"I would like him alive if at all possible, however," he continued like normal. "I still believe the boy could be very useful to us. His skills are one of a kind. Especially in saber combat. They could even rival your skill in that regard, so be careful. Though his weakness is in the Force. His talents there are varied, but dismal overall. You will likely best him there."

"I do not need to send scouts to survey you as I believe your skills will be enough. Nor do I think you will try to cross me. I figure you want this boy in my possession as much as I do."

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Sony took less then a minite to proccess just what her brother told her, then less then that to figure out exactly what thread the Lost Sith posed to her eventual conquest of the galaxy at the head of the Eternal Throne on Zakuul. She then took less than that to think up her reply, which was simple. "You're right."

Wait what ?

She stepped away from Feero in thought, thinknig aloud, "I have seen news reports on the HoloNet on Dromund Kaas, and also on various planets including Zakuul, Corellia, and Mimban. The lost Sith is a forminable fighter. Skill that matches my own as you said. that is true, for the holorecordings of him in battle prove his skill. They prove he could be a threat." She nodded then turning back to him, a hand cross over her chest, supporting her right elbow as she tapped her chin before waving a hand. "No, it will do both of us no good if he becomes a Jedi, or even thinks of such a thing. jhe would pose more of a threat to the galaxy overall than to any one sith."

She turned back to her brother, a calmer serene look to her face and tone, her amber eyes glowed brightly with the Force behind them. "I will capture him alive, I will take him to Zakuul and meet you here, At fathers palace" She gave her brother then a datacard, it had the location of the Dragon Palace, the home of Vaylin, and at one point, the home of their father.

Finally she smiled and said to him, "I trust you.... Brother, more than I trust myself, do not betray me"

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Feero returned the expression as he bowed his head slightly, "You have my word."

As Sony left to finish her latest mission and start a new one, Feero lingered a moment longer, watching the sky beginning to darken as the sun set behind the gray clouds that covered...well, basically the entire planet. This planet thrived in shades of grey so much, it seemed to appear like a sketch in a sketchbook. The water was black. The fortress was black.

And Feero's soul was black.

"Sadr," he murmured, "You will come back to me."

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Somewhere in the Great Black Water


While a storm raged over the murky, dark waves, great wings stretched out of a swirling black cloud like the limbs of a manta ray. Rather than down in the waters however, this metal beast loomed through the dark skies and clouds above, silently gliding in a lazy patrol over the seas some distance from Shintenchi. Save for the occasional blink or twinkle of a navigation light across the bow or stern, the vessel ran completely dark as its long range scanners and drones filtered through the strange encryptions and comms travelling back and forth across the planet.

Onboard the Globewalker II, Commander Frank Kahstos stood with his arms locked behind his back. Before him, he studied a topographical and emissions maps of Shintenchi, studying various little flickering lights and readouts. In the hours since the PN-2343 Atalantra had been dispatched into the Great Black to monitor whatever was going on in Shintenchi and Aslund, cryptoanalysts had long ago broken the comms to discover Shogunate and Terran personnel discussing something. Kahstos wouldn’t have his answer until now however, as he brought up a communique between the PN-2343 and Starlight Point’s Signals Intelligence Center. A hologram of an Ensign soon appeared beside him, promptly flashing a quick salute before debriefing the Commander.

“It appears there is a communications link established between a Shogunate terminal, to a Terran prison in Caldonia.” The Ensign remarked, quickly transferring a the information to the Commander’s own personal data terminal. Lifting his wrist to look at the screen, Kahstos chewed on his lip in thought.

“Hmmng, guess Starlight’s HUMINT was correct - I do believe there’s a war criminal on Shintenchi.” He remarked dryly, returning his arms behind his back while he stared at one drone in particular, several hundred kilometers away and approaching Shintenchi. “And I do believe Miss Drulovic is entertaining a visitor.” He finished.

“Commander, we have Bubble One-Three on return from it’s high altitude pass over Shintenchi, batteries are at 13 percent and dropping but - it should be able to make it back to the flight deck.” Another Ensign replied, down below in the pits of the bridge where the real brains of the operation were.

“Very good, cycle the drones and extract One-Three’s data ASAP. Packet it straight to me when completed.” Kahstos ordered, leaning forward to grip the railings of the crow’s nest while he glanced over to the drone on the landing approach. An Agros drone, stripped bare of any weaponry to instead carry a series of powerful, high-intensity active and passive sensors, as well as a powerful hacking and infiltration suite, the sleek craft had performed no less than three low-orbit passes over Shintenchi, and then into Aslund itself.

Fortunately, by the time most anyone had noticed the Agros’ active scanners or codebreakers the vessel would have been long gone, nearly on another rotation of the planet’s surface. To ensure drone’s stealth however, the Agros did not transmit what it saw and heard back to the Atalantra, instead storing it in a coded drive box that would be removed upon recovery of the craft.

“What the hell would Adrianne Drulovic have to say to the Taiyou Empress Dowager … “ Kahstos inquired to himself, drawing a hand up to his chin while thinking. Off to the side, the holographic display connecting him to Starlight Point snapped open, a Lieutenant standing at attention with the massive airscreens of the signals center behind him.

“Commander Kahstos, we believe the Taiyou have arranged a meeting between Adrianne Drulovic and Kendra Shaw. Nothing sinister, we assume - just catching up, sharing war stories - “

Before the Lieutenant finished Kahstos crossed his arms and gave an incredulous huff. “Reminiscing a genocide, sounds like a lovely way to reconnect.” He clenched a fist and studied the map ahead of him.

“We believe the current TNG’s regime policies have had … adverse consequences for former assets like Drulovic. Commander, did you want to alert … the Juniors?” The Lieutenant’s voice was shaky at the end of that, lowering as well, as if there were ears everywhere.

“Absolutely fucking not. One of them gets their hands on Shaw or Drulovic, we’ll be looking at a warlord making a play for the Exogarden.” Kahstos remarked rather quickly, shaking his head as he turned towards the Lieutenant. “I’ll be assuming full operational control - any information stays between Starlight and me, understood?”

”Y-yessir.”



Several hundred kilometers away, nearing the quiet shores of Shintenchi, a single Agros drone buzzed through the air, the sensor pods rigged underneath her wings burning hot as they switched through various emissions and signals coming from Aslund and Shintenchi.

… correct course to 2.3. Adjust Skypod aperture.

The instructions came bursting through the command line and the drone complied, lazily adjusting its course to draw it away from the Shintenchi shores and over towards Aslund proper. With that, it would be in a better position to pick up stray encryptions over Aslund, while another drone would be tasked with loitering over Shintenchi.