The Great Force War 08: Start Over . Date: 2000 ABY
Location: Mandalore . Yurren stepped up onto the podeum and looked out across the faces of the leaders of the Republic in Exile.
Yurren Relm: "Thank you all for coming. As you know, over the past six months we have made great progress, most recently with our victories on Shili and Tatooine. Such has been our victories that the Empire has requested that we begin peace negotiations. We need to form a proper government. We need a leader."
Duke Orleans: "Might I suggest that you lead us, Master Relm?"
Yurren Relm: "I cannot do that, Duke. No, we must choose a leader from one of the founders of our Republic."
Wossher, one of the leading Wookie Chiefs growled softly.
Wossher: "I cannot lead. My planet has not yet been liberated so I cannot claim leadership."
The Duros Senator Dasaq Well nodded in agreement.
Dasaq Well: "My people are not yet free either. I would rather see the Duke or Thou Siin take this position."
Duke Orleans: "And I would rather see Thou Siin take the position."
Sajul Feddarro: "The Hutt Cartel supports Thou Siin. We would see her lead this Republic."
Yurren Relm: "Thou Siin, are you willing?"
Thou Siin: "I did not realise people had such confidence in me. If it is the will of this body then yes, I am willing."
Yurren stepped aside to allow Thou Siin to take the podeum.
Yurren Relm: "Then by the will of this body and the right of the Force, I declare you to be Thou Siin, President of the Republic in Exile."
Thou Siin smiled as the other Senators clapped and cheered.
Dromund Kaas, two days before the peace summit on Balmorra.
Darth Xedrix: "I do not like this. No one has seen or heard anything from the Emperor for almost three weeks!"
Darth Juru: "This will not be the first time that Vastantine has disappeared. Perhaps he is merely preparing for the days ahead?"
Darth Daavros: "But I cannot sense him through the Force."
Darth Koviss: "Vastantine was skilled in the art of deception. He may be up to something. He may have sensed the feelings of this Council towards his new plans."
Emperor Algren: "Or he may be dead!"
Darth Xedrix: "Lord Algren! What is the meaning of this?!"
Algren walked calmly over to Vastantines throne and smiled thinly.
Emperor Algren: "Its Emperor Algren now, Darth Xedrix. It has been for the two weeks that Vastantine has been dead!"
Darth Daavros: "Explain, Algren!"
Emperor Algren: "Its quite simple. Lord Ignatious was plotting to kill Vastantine. I intercepted him and defeated Ignatious, but, unfortunately, I was too late to save Vastantine. With his last breath Vastantine passed his title on to me. Thanks to Darth Mercu who has already pledged her support to me, Darth Ignatious has been broken and will be publically executed in a few days."
Darth Koviss turned before any of the other Sith could speak.
Darth Koviss: "Let me be the first to pledge my allegiance to you, Emperor Algren."
Darth Xedrix: "You knew this, Mercu?"
Darth Mercu: "I did! Vastantine was weak, What Algren plans will see the glory of the Sith restored!"
Darth Koviss: "Last meeting, we all agreed that Vastantine had lost his mind. Why do we complain when someone takes the initiative and does what we all planned to do?"
Darth Juru: "I pledge allegiance to you, Lord Algren."
Darth Cathix: "And I."
Algren nodded respectfully.
Emperor Algren: "Thank you, your loyalty shall not be forgotten. Darth Xedrix, Darth Daavros. I know you do not trust me, I do not blame you. I ask that you accompany me to Balmorra to witness my meeting with the Republic. Once we are done on Balmorra, you may decide whether you wish to join me or not."
Darth Xedrix: "As you say, Lord Algren. We shall see if you are deserving."
Balmorra, the day of the peace summit.
Yurren Relm: "Master Gee, you're pacing."
Uuma Gee: "Mesa cannot helps it, Master Relm! Mesa have a bad feeling about thissin meeting."
Thou Siin: "Frankly I'd be worried if you didn't!"
The door suddnely opened and three Sith walked in.
Thou Siin: "Greetings, Sith. I..."
Emperor Algren: "Silence, Republic scum! I am Emperor Algren, Vastantine's rule is no longer in effect and as such, this peace summit has been cancelled."
Algren's lightsaber suddenly flared into life.
Emperor Algren: "I suggest that you flee."
Dromund Kaas, Ignatious' cells.
Stormtrooper: "My Lord! I'm sorry but you cannot be here."
Darth Koviss stepped forwards and seized the troopers in a powerful Force choke.
Darth Koviss: "Do not give me orders."
Koviss stepped over the broken bodies and unlocked the doors to Ignatious' cell.
Ignatious: "Koviss! He tricked me!"
Darth Koviss: "I know, Ignatious."
Ignatious: "I will kill him!"
Darth Koviss: "Don't be a fool, Ignatious! You have been stipped of your rank, your weapons are lost. Your power has been sapped by Sith magic! Algren is too storng for you now."
Ignatious: "How? How did he take my power?"
Darth Koviss: "Darth Mercu has studied many ancient techniques, she is responsible for taking your strength."
Koviss reached into his robes and produced a beaten lightsaber hilt.
Darth Koviss: "Take this, get off Dromund Kaas. You must regain your power if you are to return. It is time for you to start over."
Ignatious activated the blood red blade and smiled thinly.
Ignatious: "Yes, a new start is what is needed. When I return I will have more power than any Sith has ever held! The enitre Dark Council will fall before. And it will begin, with the death of Darth Mercu!"