Ames Victur groaned as his eyes slid unwillingly open. He was lying on a sleep mat in the middle of a small cave, Master Yurren Relm laying beside him.
Ames Victur: "Yurren?"
Yurren groaned as he also began to awake.
Yurren Relm: "Ames, i that you?"
Ames Victur: "Yeah. Where are we..."
From a tunnel in the cave their came the sound of humming.
Yurren Relm: "Get down!"
The two Jedi fell back onto their mats and closed their eyes as a tall man walked slowly into the room, humming a cheerful tune to himself.
Man: "Hmm, still asleep. I'm starting to wonder if you two will ever wake up."
The two Jedi suddenly sprang to their feet and ignited their weapons.
Yurren Relm: "Well wonder no more. Who are you? Where are we?"
The man looked at the Jedi in shock before raising his hands.
Man: "Wait, wait! I mean you no harm! My name is Rolyun Soru, you are on Dantooine!"
Ames and Yurren exchanged a subtle glance when the man mentioned his name.
Ames Victur: "What are we doing here?"
Rolyun Soru: "I don't know! I came to this cave and you were both in some kind of trance. You've been asleep for forty or so years."
Yurren Relm: "What date is it?"
Rolyun Soru: "1994 ABY."
It was now Yurren and Ames' turn to stare in shock at Rolyun.
Rolyun Soru: "What is it?"
Yurren Relm: "We've been asleep for nearly 2000 years."
Rolyun Soru: "I think you'd best siot down then. We have a lot to discuss."
Rolyun Soru: "So you see, your two Jedi Orders merged during the Yuuzhan Vong war. AFter the war however, the Order was destroyed and the Jedi forced into hiding until the death of Emperor Krayt. After the episode that followed, the Jedi took control once more and enjoyed peace for many, many years. Until 1935 ABY."
Yurren Relm: "What happened?"
Rolyun SOru: "In 1920 ABY, the Republic learnt that the Sith were rebuilding on Korriban, but we were instructed by the Senate to let them be as it was their right to do so."
Ames Victur: "A case of too much democracy."
Rolyun Soru: "Indeed. Anyway, 15 years later, the Great Plague struck the Galaxy. Billions or people were wiped out by this disease, from the warriors of Mandalore..."
Rolyun Soru: "... to the peaceful waters of Dac. It is estimated that 50% of every species in the galaxy lost their lives."
Rolyun Soru: "In 1960 ABY, eight years after by birth, it seemed that the plague had finally been eradicated. The Senate met to discuss the future of the Galaxy, and how to rebuild after the devastating effects of the plague."
Rolyun Soru: "That was the day they struck. The Sith Empire left Korriban in their shjips and launched an attack on Coruscant. The Senate Rotunda itself was locked down as the Sith poured in and massacred every Senator, every guard and every aide in the building."
Rolyun Soru: "The stories say that Emperor Vastantine himself murdered the President of the Republic. The charge, failure to protect the Galaxy."
Rolyun Soru: The Jedi met the same fate, charged with the same failure. All over the Galaxy, our Temples and training grounds were assaulted. On coruscant, Stormtroopers charged the halls of the Temple and massacred all inside."
Rolyun Soru: "Vastantine himself came in at the end and engaged Grand Master Furik Orsill in a duel."
Rolyun Soru: "Although Furik fought bravely, Vastantine was too powerful."
Rolyun Soru: "Cameras were brought in as Vastantine declared that in order to protect the remnants of the Galaxy, a new order was needed. He declared himself Emperor and executed Master Furik for his crimes."
Rolyun Soru: "And that was it. With that one strike, Vastantine wiped out any hope that had still remained in the Galaxy. The Sith took everything from us, and we could do nothing but watch."
Rolyun stood up, wiping away the tears that stung his eyes.
Rolyun Soru: "The Sith have been in control for 34 years, they have crippled the Galaxy. We Jedi are few and far between. Those of us who did escape were only Padawans at the time, we know of no Masters that escaped. We do not have the skills required to fight back."
Ames and Yurren looked at each other and nodded.
Ames Victur: "But we do."
Rolyun looked at the two Jedi and frowned as Yurren stepped forwards and rested his hand on the man's shoulder.
Rolyun Soru: "What do you mean?"
Yurren Relm: "Gather your friends, Rolyun. I think it is time for the Jedi to reveal themselves to the Galaxy once more."