The Jedi Temple on Tython, one hour after the events in Bloodlines 3.
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The Jedi Council watched slowly as they played the message for Naboo again, listening to report Captain Dama had provided them with.
Captain Dama: "People are going missing more frequently and there are more and more 'accidents' occuring in the cities. We have attempted our own investigation but I strongly believe that we will not be able to find anything without your help Master Jedi. We are awaiting your response."
Boris Yakerno: "Sounds awfully similar to the signa; we received from the Bothans when that Vulcan was attacking their planet."
Harash Soru: "Indeed. I shall go to Naboo, I was born their and maintain good relations with many of its Government members."
Cossy Anaron: "You cannot go alone Hara!"
Harash Soru: "I will not. Whilst I sort things out on the planet you and Master Loskin will wait in orbit to keep an eye on any traffic in and out of the system."
Cossy Anaron: "You are using yourself as bait."
Hara flashed the Jedi Master a smile.
Harash Soru: "How could they resist a Grand Master?"
As Hara made his way out of the chambers Nay hurried over to catch up to her husband.
Nayam Burl-Soru: "Hara, I really don't think you should go to the planet alone. Take Michael with you, he's been acting funny ever since you had that run in with Vulcan. Some time together might do you some good."
Harash Soru: "Yes, of course. I'll see if I can work out what's been troubling him, we can have a nice quiet talk."
Naboo, two days later.
Michael Soru: "I don't understand why you wont let me speak!"
Harash Soru: "Because Michael I am Grand Master. One of the problems with being on a mission with me is that people tend only to want to listen to the person in charge. Remember, you are still a Padawan and people assume that you do not have the skills of a Master."
Michael Soru: "You just don't trust me!"
Michael turned his back angrily on Hara.
Harash Soru: "Michael. I'm your father. I trust you with my life."
A quiet cough drew the two Jedi's attention as Captain Dama and two guards entered the office.
Captain Dama: "Master Soru! I am glad you could make it."
Harash Soru: "As am I Captain. I only wish it was under more peaceful circumstances."
Dama sighed as he sat down behind his wooden desk.
Captain Dama: "Yes as do I. Unfortunately these acts of sabotage are ruining those chances."
Harash Soru: "Tell me what has happened Captain."
Captain Dama: "It started a month ago when a man went missing from the outskirts of the city. Two weeks later we had twelve missing people, by the third week even more people were missing. More recently the criminals have become bolder, a week ago they sabotaged the Queen's yaught, she was saved but a large number of people died in the attack. The most recent attack happened two days ago on the cliffs that overlook the city. A whole team of mechanics were killed after they were sent out to fix the auto-turrets that shield the city."
Hara turned to his son.
Harash Soru: "There may be something we can learn from the attack. Michael, go to the cliffs and see what you can find."
Dama nodded quickly and indicated to his guards.
Captain Dama: "Go with the Padawan, do as he says."
The guards nodded at their Captain and hurried after the young Jedi.
The cliff tops, roughly a half hour later.
Michael Soru: "Youa re sure this is where the killings happened?"
Guard: "Yes Sir. The bodies were found here along with signs of a battle. I..."
The guard suddenly let out a gasp of surprise as a red-bladed lightsaber buried itself in his gut.
The blade slid out of the dead guard's body and flew into the waiting hand of Rovaniss, who had his second blade embedded in the other guard's chest.
Michael's lightsaber flared to life as he stared at the Sith Pure-Blood.
Michael Soru: "You! You're Sith my father battled!"
Rovaniss chuckled as he stared at Michael.
Rovaniss: "Ah yes, the son of Soru. My this will be interesting, you see I have been watching you Michael. I think I know all of your weaknesses..."
Michael Soru: "I am Jedi! I am not weak!"
ROvaniss: "No. You are nothing but a Padawan!"
With a roar Michale suddenly leapt at Rovaniss, his green blade slamming against the duel red blades of the Sith.
Rovaniss, parried Michael's first attacks and started to chuckle softly.
Rovaniss: "Come now boy, I'd expect better than that."
Michael Soru: "Shut up! I am not a boy!"
Rovaniss smiled thinly.
Rovaniss: "Then why does your father treat you like one?"
Michael yelled a battlecry as he jumped into the air and aimed his blade at Rovaniss' heart.
However, the Sith reached out and clamped an invisible hand around Michael's neck.
Swinging his hand around, Rovaniss threw the Jedi into the ground.
Rovaniss: "How is it that a Padawan so close to Knighthood cannot stand against me. You are boy because yu have not unlocked your true power. Your faher refuses to train you in the ways of the Dark Side because he is afraid that you will surpass him, that you will become stronger than him. He fears you Michael!"
Michael stood, swinging wildly at Rovaniss.
Michael Soru: "You are wrong! He will teach me!"
Once again Rovaniss easily defended against Michael's attack and knocked him to the floor.
Rovaniss: "Search your feelings Michael. You know that that is a lie. Join me, I will teach you what your faher and the other Jedi will not. Together we will become stronger than all of them combined!"
There was a sudden hiss as a lightsaber was activated. Harash Soru walked slowly onto the field of battle.
Harash Soru: "Michael. Get away from him, don't listen to his lies."
At the sound of his father's voice Michael stood up slowly.
Michael Soru: "No father. It is you who is lying to me!"
Michael's blade flew to his hand as he turned around and lashed out at his father. Behind the dueling Jedi Rovaniss smiled victoriously as he activated his second blade and joined the fight.
Harash Soru: "Michael come to your senses, he is lying to you!"
Michael Soru: "No, you are lying to me! You never intended to share your power with me!"
Michael slashed at Hara's legs but the Jedi nimbly leapt over the deadly blade.
Harash Soru: "He is evil Michael!"
Michael Soru: "He promises me power that you will not share! You are the evil one!"
Hara charged Rovaniss but the Sith quickly backed away to let Michael continue the battle with his father. The young Jedi however was not himself, and his dueling had become sloppy in his blind anger.
With a quick defencive slash Hara broke Michael's defences and swung at his son. But the Jedi Master's blade fell short a few inches before he struck the deadly blow. Hara took a step back and stared at his son.
Harash Soru: "I will not kill you son. Please, think about what you are doing."
Michael Soru: "I..."
The SIth Lord raised his hands and sent Hara flying into the auto-turret, momentarily dazing the Jedi. As Hara shook off the effects of the blow he could here the whine of engines and he looked up to see a small, sleek ship hanging in the air.
Both Rovaniss and Michael jumped up onto the extended boarding ramp and walked inside the ship. Before he entered Rovaniss looked back at Hara.
Rovaniss: "Michael is mine Soru. This war is only just beginning."