2000 ABY Location: The <i>Freedom</i>, enroute to Balmorra.
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Jedi Knight Elouise Kringe stood nervously on the bridge of her flagship, waiting as the crew imputted the coordinates that would take them to Balmorra and the id of the stricken Republic forces.
Commander Dawn: "General?"
Elousie turned and smiled at Dawn. Dawn was the overall Commander of the Republic's military forces. He was a good man and an excellent soldier.
The two stepped forwards and shook hands, happy to see each other.
Elousie Kringe: "I'm glad you're with me, Dawn. Make the jump and them come to the war-room. We'll discuss the plan with the other Jedi."
The Freedom's war-room, 10 minutes later.
Commander Dawn: "As you can see, General. I've drafted several Commando units. They are at your disposal."
Elouise nodded gratefully at Dawn as she looked at the battle-hardened veterans.
Elouise Kringe: "Thank you, Dawn. I'm sure I'll find a use for them."
They turned and moved over to the holo-table in the centre of the room where two Jedi were waiting.
Elousie Kringe: "Commander Dawn, this is Jedi Knight Celya Ray and Jedi Master Tesseray."
The young Twi'lek bowed respectfully whilst the Nautolan simply nodded his head.
Commander Dawn: "It's a pleasure to meet you both."
The Nautolan waved his hand dismissively.
Tesseray: "Yes, yes. Master Kringe, we have battle to plan!"
Elousie Kringe: "Yes, of course. Now, when we drop out of hyperspace our main goal will be to knock out the Empire's capital ship. Master Ray will lead a team consisting of herself, Master Tesseray, Commander Dawn and the Commandoes. I will remain on the Freedom to coordinate the initial attack but I shall join you as soon as possible. Is everyone clear?"
Tesseray: "No. Why am I not leading the strike force?"
Elousie frowned as she caught Celya's eye.
Elouise Kringe: "Master Ray is a fully capable Jedi Knight, Master Tesseray. She is quite capable of doing what you can do."
Tesseray: "Do you not trust me?"
Elouise Kringe: "The soldiers have had more experience working under her. I feel that she is the better candidate."
Tesseray snorted as he pushed past the Jedi.
Tesseray: "I hope for your sake that you are right, Master Kringe. The life of the Republic hangs in the balance and it will be your fault if we fail to rescue our leaders."
A cold silence fell over the bridge.
Celya Ray: "Thank you for your trust, Master Kringe. And for defending me."
Elouise Kringe: "Do not worry, my old friend."
Commander Dawn: "Why is Tesseray so angry?"
Elouise licked her lips as she glanced nervously at Celya.
Elousie Kringe: "Master Tesseray is a survivor of the Jedi Purge. He escaped into the Galaxy with a group of younglings. Master Ray was one of those younglings."
Celya Ray: "I was separated from Master Tesseray though. We were on Tatooine and I got lost."
Elousie Kringe: "No one really knows what happened next. However, other than Celya, all the younglings who escaped with Tesseray were killed during the Purge. We don't know how. All we know is that when Tesseray returned to the Order, something about him had changed."
The Imperial Flagship Oppress, currently under attack by Republic forces.
Celya Ray ducked under a blaster bolt before dashing forwards and impaling the Stormtrooper.
Celya Ray: "Master Tesseray. We are just clearing the sector. How are you faring?"
Tesseray sighed as he looked tiredly at Celya.
Tesseray: "My troops and I have already cleared our sector. We shall be awaiting you outside the bridge."
Before the Twi'lek could reply Tesseray quickly cut the connection.
Celya hurried up to the bridge to find Tesseray waiting impatiently for her.
Tesseray: "Hurry up, Master Ray!"
Celya Ray: "Forgive me, Master Tesseray. Now that we are here, however, we can begin."
Tesseray: "Yes. Troopers, you will place charges along the doors before rushing in to draw the fire of..."
Someone coughed loudly and the troops turned to see Elouise striding towards them.
Elousie Kringe: "You will do no such thing! Master Ray, what is your plan."
Celya smiled at Elousie and bowed her head gratefully.
Celya Ray: "Master Tesseray, Kringe and myself will storm the bridge. I can feel the presence of a Sith behind these doors, we will deal with him whilst you troopers clear up after us."
The troopers snapped off a quick salute and readied their weapons. Tesseray scowled at Celya.
The bridge of the Oppress.
Captain Juli: "They are getting close."
Lord Yul: "I will deal with them."
The door suddenly flew open as the three Jedi charged into the room, swiftly cutting down the Stromtroopers who fired blindly in their direction.
The battle lasted moments before Yul's hand was cut from his arm by Elouise and the remaining Imperial crew were subdued.
Elouise Kringe: "Master Tesseray, can an eye on the prisoners whilst we shut down the ship's systems."
The two Jedi turned to the control pannels when they suddenly heard a gasp of surprise.
Elouise turned and gasped when she saw Tesseray stood over the bodies of Yul and the Sith Captain.
Elouise Kringe: "Tesseray! What have you done?"
Tesseray: "They were too dangerous to be left alive."
Elouise Kringe: "They were prisoners!"
Tesseray: "They were Sith!"
Elouise's eyes narrowed.
Elouise Kringe: "Lower your weapon, Master Tesseray."
Tesseray: "Why? So you can arresst me?" Do you think I am stupid?"
Elouise Kringe: "You are unwell, Master Tesseray. I feel the Dark Side clawing at your soul. Let me help you."
Tesseray: "Ha! No one can help me!"
The Nautolan swung his weapon towards Elouise and the blades clashed in a shower of sparks.
Elousie Kringe: "What happened to you Tesseray? Why are you doing this?"
Tesseray looked away as he locked weapons with Elousie.
Tesseray: "We... We killed them. The younglings. We killed them all!"
Elousie Kringe: "Why?"
Tesseray: "We had to survive! The younglings were holding us back! It was more important that we survived than a handful of untrained Jedi! We could make more of a difference! I..."
Tesseray suddenly gasped as Dawn shot him between the shoulders. The Nautolan stagged forwards and slumped to the floor.
Elousie Kringe: "Dawn!"
Commander Dawn: "He was a threat, General."
Elousie dropped to the floor beside Tesseray.
Elouise Kringe: "Tesseray, look at me! Who's we? Who was with you?"
Tesseray looked up into Elouise's eyes as his life slowly left him.
Tesseray: "It was... Marcus... Marcus Savron... Forgive me..."
Elouise stood slowly as Tesseray passed away, feeling the eyes of her soldiers turn to look at her.
Elousie Kringe: "Prepare the ships for the extraction. I must speak with Master Relm."