Conquest 05: Relics . . Yavin IV, two days after the events in Saviours 05: Sacrafice .
A small Jedi expedition force has uncovered the remains of a ruined temple on Yavin IV.
Ulyan Pick: "The Dark Side is strong in that temple my friends. Are you sure I cannot help?"
Jyuoi Polohk: "No, we will manage on our own Master Pick."
Yeloose Karn: "Yes. Just get back to Tython to report our discovery Master Pick."
Ulyan glanced nervously at the temple door before nodding.
Ulyan Pick: "Very well then. May the Force be with you, my friends."
The two remaining Jedi watched their friend walk away. Yeloose stroked one of his long curved horns thoughtfully.
Yeloose Karn: "Do you think we did the right thing?"
Jyuoi Polohk: "There's nothing around other than a bit of Dark Side energy, I'm sure we can handle it. Unless, you're not afrad of the dark are you?"
Yeloose's face became grim.
Yeloose Karn: "Only of what it can do to you."
The two Jedi lit their lightsabers and made their way slowly into the ruins of the temple.
Jyuoi Polohk: "There's not much here but cobwebs and rubble."
Yeloose Karn: "What were you expecting?"
Jyuoi Polohk: "I don't know. Something interesting... Wait. What's that?"
Darth Gerett's ship, in oribit above Yavin IV.
Darth Yulik: "Why do we waste time here Gerett? We should be on Jabiim or Dantooine where we can fight the Jedi!"
Darth Gerett: "The Emperor's order's were very specific. If what he has seen is right then we are about to discover something that could win us the war!"
Darth Yulik: "Pfft! Rovaniss is obsessed with finding the Star Forge! Does he not know it was destroyed?"
Darth Gerett: "Not completely apparently."
A smaller Sith hurriend ito the room.
Darth Veyron: "Master! A ship has just left the planet. We've traced it back to a clearing in the jungle."
Darth Gerett: "Good work, My Apprentice. Take the ship down, Darth Yulik and I will deal with this personally."
The ancient temple.
Yeloose Karn: "A piece of the Star Forge? Are you joking?"
Jyuoi Polohk: "No! After the Forge's destruction there were rumours that a Republic ship defected and vanished along with a chunk of the Forge's core. They must have ended up here!"
Yeloose Karn: "But it can't have the same power as the Forge surely?"
Jyuoi Polohk: "No, nowhere near as much power. But it still has power enough to churn out a small fleet."
A loud voice suddenly filled the room.
Darth Gerett: "Jedi! Thank you for doing our work for us!"
Yeloose Karn: "Gerett, Yulik! Stay back, this our property!"
Darth Yulik: "Do not lay claim to something you do not understand Jedi!"
The two Sith suddenly lunged forwards to attack the Jedi and the room was filled with the sound of clashing lightsabers.
Yulik suddenly punched Jyuoi in the side of the head, sending the Harch stumbling backwards to knock Yeloose off balance.
Darth Yulik: "Your dead scum! Who do you think you are?"
Jyuoi grunted as he sat up and raised his hand.
Jyuoi Polohk: "I am your nightmare Sith!"
With a wave of energy, Yulik was suddenly sent flying backwards to crash through the doors of the small room.
Yeloose Karn: "Lets not leave them on their own shall we Gerett?"
The Iktotchi suddenly unleashed a flurry of attacks that caught Gerett by surprise and forced him back out of the door.
The Jedi and Sith parted and fixed each other with cold stares.
Darth Gerett: "One way or the other, we will have that relic!"
Jyuoi Polohk: "You will have to kill us first!"
Darth Gerett: "That is the plan!"
Gerett suddenly threw a lump of rubble towards Jyuoi.
The Harch grunted as he dove to one side, barely avoiding the flying chunk of rock.
However, no sooner had Jyuoi landed did Darth Yulik launch himself towards the Jedi.
Darth Yulik: "You're good Jedi, but not good enough! There is no safety from the Sith!"
On the opposite side of the room, Gerett and Yeloose battled against each other.
Yeloose Karn: "I can see your future Gerett. Would you like to know?"
Gerett grunted, sweating with the ffort of battling the Iktotchi.
Yeloose Karn: "You think you are Sith. You think you serve the Dark Side of the Force. But I see your future. The Dark SIde will not always rule you. I sense only light hidden within you."
Gerett was stunned by Karn's prediction and for a moment drifted away, it was only when Yeloose's blade passed perilously close to his face that the Sith Lord snapped back into action.
In the far corner, Jyuoi grunted as Yulik broke his defences and cut through the lower half of his lightsaber.
Darth Yulik: "Your weapon is no more Jedi! We face each other on equal terms. You do not stand a chance."
Yulik kicked Jyuoi in the chest, knocking him backwards against a pillar.
Jyuoi Polohk: "Your arrogance will one day be your downfall Sith!"
Jyuoi lunged to one side as he tore a chunk of rock from the pillar and sent it hurtling towards Yulik, the Sith barely managing to avoid the flying piece of rock.
The two Jedi stood facing each other, Yulik snarling at the Harch.
Darth Yulik: "You think I am arrogant? No, I simply no what I am capable of! It is you underestimating me that is your downfall!"
Yulik threw his lightsaber to one side and pounced on Jyuoi, knocking the surprised Jedi to the floor.
They fought bitterly, rolling on the broken floor as they threw punches at each other. Suddenly, Yulik grabbed Jyuoi by the throat and called his lightsaber to his hand.
Darth Yulik: "You said you were my nightmare. We Sith are living nightmares. You will not find peace Jedi!"
Yeloose gasped as he saw Darth Yulik rise from the still body of Jyuoi Polohk.
Yeloose Karn: "No!"
Suddenly, Yeloose was hit in the side by a powerful blast of lightning. Before the Jedi passed out he saw Darth Gerett cackling to himself.
When Yeloose awoke he was being dragged out of the temble by his horn. He looked up to see Darth Yulik.
The Zabrack Sith snorted as he threw Yulik to the floor and raised his lightsaber.
Yeloose Karn: "I have made peace with my death Yulik. You cannot hurt me anymore."
Darth Yulik: "I am not here to kill you Jedi. Even though I would very much like to."
Darth Gerett: "You will live Master Karn. Return to your Masters. Tell them that the Imperial Fleet is readying. Soon we will fall from the skies of Tython, and your precious Order will be no more."
Yeloose took his lightsaber and went to leave when he suddenly looked back at Gerett.
Yeloose Karn: "Darkness surrounds you Gerett. But the future holds only light for you."
From behind his mask, Darth Gerett scowled as once more he felt the effects of the Jedi's words deep withing the dark spaces of his black heart.