The Fallen Knight
Chapter I (Part 9)
On the barren Sith world of Korriban, the Eternal Empire's High Justice, Vaylin has journeyed to the Sith World searching for knowledge of the being that once ruled the Sith Empire. Upon reaching the surface, Vaylin departed the shuttle alone, leaving Kira Carsen alone, however as quickly as Vaylin left, Kira soon discovered why Vaylin had left her behind.
From the shuttle, Kira watched out of the window as the winds started to pick up, the red glow from the lightsabers of three Sith who dared to approach Vaylin, standing between Vaylin, and the entrance to the academy. High Justice Vaylin knew not all the Sith on Korriban would tolerate her presence in their world, while she had expected to encounter 'problems' on Korriban, she hadn't expected them to appear this soon. Regardless, Vaylin chuckled at those who had the nerve to block her access, igniting her own lightsaber, a yellow blade then joined the three red blades on the academy shuttle pad.
"I do so much enjoy coming to this world. You Sith know just exactly what I want." Vaylin said as she darted her eyes between the three opponents. "So then, who wants to die first?"
As Vaylin finished her sentence, what she judged to be the weaker of the three, a Rodian acolyte charged towards her, swinging his lightsaber with every pace he took towards her as the other two watched motionlessly. As he came within arms reach of Vaylin, the Rodian leaped over Vaylin, landing behind her, expecting to find his opponent facing him, he turned to find Vaylin seemingly uninterested in him, he stopped his attack to determine why Vaylin hadn't moved.
"Hesitation is the first mistake of every battle," Vaylin said, raising her left fist. The Rodian began to choke, dropping his lightsaber at his feet. The other two Sith watched as Vaylin sucked the life out of their fellow acolyte.
"Don't you two want to help him?" Vaylin questioned to the other two Sith, who watched as the Rodian begged them for assistance. "No? well, I guess you don't like him either, huh?"
The Rodians body fell lifelessly as Vaylin threw his remains off the platform. "I've heard so many stories about you Sith, will you be building him a monument now?"
Raged over her comments, the second Sith stepped forward, "A Wookiee? You must be a grave disappointment to your people, I think I'll turn you into a carpet." Vaylin said laughing as her next challenger growled, throwing his lightsaber towards her. Vaylin stepped back, the saber missed her but grazed against the side of her shuttle sending sparks all over the landing platform.
"Hey! Do you know how much they charge for that paint job?! Vaylin yelled at the Wookiee, throwing her lightsaber at a container he had stopped beside to catch his lightsaber. Vaylin's blade pierced the container, spraying the Wookiee in a familiar smelling liquid. The Wookiee who had not noticed the liquid spray onto his fur, pointed hi saber at Vaylin once more, only now approaching her with caution. Vaylin laughed as she caught her saber, deactivating it upon it's return to her hand.
"Do you know the one weakness of your people, wookiee?" Vaylin said as the Wookiee paused, looking at her in confusion.
"Your people are extremely flammable!" Vaylin said as she used the force to blast a bolt of lightning onto his fur, igniting the liquid, causing the Wookiee to scream in pain as his body ignited. As he collapsed to hi feet, Vaylin turned to face her final opponent, taunting her as the Wookiee demised, as his body exploded before them. "I love watching ship fuel burn, there are so many colors, I could do without the smell though."
"Impressive for someone your age, girl." The Sith said stepping towards her. "A pity you weren't trained to be one of us, you've got real talent, someone like you could go far!"
"No thanks," Vaylin replied. "I don't know why anyone would want to look as wrinkled as you."
Furious by Vaylin's defiance, the last Sith charged at the High Justice, swinging her lightsaber at her torso, only to slice at part of her cape as Vaylin dodged her attack.
Vaylin ignited her lightsaber once more, and the two clashed as their blades were continuously smacked as hard as they could against one another, this Sith had sacrificed the other two in hopes of learning how Vaylin's mind operated, believing Vaylin would take the quickest and easiest path to victory, the Sith left herself open to several attacks, her theory paid off, as Vaylin struck at every opportunity only to be pushed back before being able to strike the killing blow.
"You're very angry dear, are you sure you're not one of us?" The Sith taunted to Vaylin, as she took a slow pace to another fuel container.
"I'm nothing like you, Sith!" Vaylin responded, as her frustration grew.
As expected, Vaylin once again threw her lightsaber, realizing she wasn't the target the Sith charged at Vaylin. Vaylin reached for her saber through the force only to realize little too late as the Sith crashed into her knocking Vaylin to the ground.
Groaning in pain, Vaylin rushed to her feet, looking for her blade, only to have the glow of a red blade pointed at her neck.
"Perhaps you don't know girl, We're Sith! To us, you are nothing!" The Sith claimed slowly moving her blade closer to Vaylin's neck. "Now tell me, how do you wish to die?"
Vaylin held out her arms, paralyzed by fear and anger. 'Is this it?' she thought to herself.
"Well?" The Sith said, shaking her free hand. "When you die, the rest of the galaxy will-"
The Sith stopped, her words changed to a gasp for air as the tip of Vaylin's blade was now sticking out of her chest.
"Didn't see me, huh?" Kira said as Vaylin fired barrage after barrage at the Sith's body sending it flying into the sands of Korriban.
"Why?!" Vaylin screeched at Kira. "I told you to wait!"
Kira joking laughed. "You saved my life, I saved yours, now we're even!"
Calming herself, Vaylin's anger was replaced by a sigh. "We'll see."
Vaylin, now joined by Kira, entered the Sith Academy.
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