A Deadly Response 10: Rule of Many . . Yavin, a week after the events in A Deadly Response 9.
Sethron stared intently at the two vatts, watching the figures thrash about.
Darth Sethron: "At last, Bane! None shall oppose us now!"
The two tanks shattered and two figures fell out.
Darth Sethron: "Welcome, my Lords! I, Darth Sethron, have revived you both after your long sleep!"
The two slowly rose to there feet.
Darth Leviathan: "Who dares awake Darth Leviathan from..."
The Sith stopped and stared.
Darth Leviathan: "Darth Bane!"
Bane activated his blade.
Darth Bane: "Two Sith there were to be, a Master and an Appretice. I see five Sith in this room."
Maul activated his blade.
Darth Maul: "There were only two. Lord Sethron has been reviving long dead corpses."
Darth Sethron: "We need more Sith. We have enemies in the form of pretend Sith and Jedi. We need an army."
Leviathan moved closer to Bane and activated his blade.
Darth Leviathan: "You have broken Darth Bane's rule of two. You are not true Sith!"
Darth Sethron: "Yet without us how will you survive this alien Galaxy? Come, rest and we may talk later."
Roughly a week later a temporary truce has been established between the Sith. Leviathan does not trust any of them, any but Bane that is. So he meditates, focusing his mind and preparing for the upcoming power struggle.
Darth Bane: "Darth Leviathan?"
Darth Leviathan: "Lord Bane!"
Leviathan dropped to his knees.
Darth Bane: "Get up. I have watched you for years Leviathan, I have seen how you guarded my tomb, protected my lightsaber. I sense complete loyalty in you. But you are untrained."
Darth Leviathan: "My Master was killed at an early stage in my training, I faded away."
Darth Bane: "As I thought. So be it Leviathan. Hence forth you shall be my Apprentice."
Darth Leviathan: "My... My Lord? Thank you!"
Darth Bane: "Serve me well Leviathan, and be prepared to kill all in this Temple..."
Deep in the Temple, Maul and Zealot practice their skills.
Darth Maul: "Sethron goes to far, he is becoming obsessed with reviving the dead."
Darth Zealot: "Agreed, he does not care for our well being, only his next project."
Darth Maul: "Yes, he will teach you nothing Zealot. I could teach you so much more."
Darth Zealot: "I feel the same, Lord MAul. But we must remove Sethron first."
Maul slashed down on Zealot's blade and grinned.
Darth Maul: "Leave that to me, my Apprentice."
Darth Sethron sat in his study, examining the readout Maul had given him.
Darth Maul: "It is time we revealed ourselves to the Jedi. I want to kill them Sethron."
Darth Sethron: "I understand Maul. This data looks good."
Darth Maul: "Then let me go and slay them all Master!"
Darth Sethron: "No! It is best we reveal ourselves slowly. I will go first, being the leading figure of this Empire. I will slay all, but leave one to tell the tale."
In the shadow of his hood Darth Maul allowed himself a thin smile.
Darth Maul: "As you wish... Master."