Shili is the home to the Republic in Exile's most recent victory. Along with the help of Duke Orleans' Mandalorians, Jedi Master Dala Wasin was able to lead Thou Siin and her Torgruta freedom fighters to victory against the Imperial garrison that had dominated their peaceful world.
Dala Wasin: "Yes, Master Relm. The Togruta's are free from the Empire, and Thou Siin has agreed to Join the Republic."
Thou Siin: "We are honoured to stand beside you, Master Relm."
Yurren Relm: "My thanks are with you, Thou Siin. We will need all the help we can get if we are to stand against the Sith and their Empire."
Dala Wasin: "Indeed. Now if you'll excuse us, Master Relm, we must see to the clean up of the planet."
Yurren slipped his holopad into the folds of his cloak and stepped into the palace of Sajul Feddarro, head of the Hutt Cartel.
Yurren Relm: "It is good that we have the Torgruta's. We'll need a lot to convince the Hutt's to leave the Empire."
Rolyun Soru: "indeed, let's just hope they don't turn us in for the bounty!"
They stopped before Sajul Feddarro and bowed respectfully as they were introduced by a tall Nautolan.
Yurren Relm: "It is an honour to meet you, Sajul Feddarro."
Sajul Feddarro: "Ho ho ho! Of course it is! Now, tell me why you want me to leave the Empire?"
Nautolan: "His eminence, Sajul Feddarro, wishes to know why..."
Yurren cut the Nautolan off with a wave of his hand.
Yurren Relm: "Translation is not necessary. We both understand the language of the Hutts."
Sajul Feddarro: "Ho ho ho! These Jedi are smart. My question still stands!"
Yurren Relm: "Sajul Feddarro, we propose and alliance between the Republic in Exile and the Hutt Cartel. We know that over the past years the Empire has slowly been restricting your movements, limiting the power of the Cartel and siphoning money from your factories."
Rolyun Soru: "In short, the Empire will bleed you dry before the end."
Sajul Feddarro: "And what do you have to offer?"
Yurren Relm: "
Sajul Feddarro: "You do not wish the Cartel to go to war?"
Rolyun Soru: "We would not be so foolish as to ask a question which we already know the answer to."
Sajul was about to reply when suddenly one of his Wookie guards flew from the upper balconies to crash into the floor.
Sajul Feddarro: "What is this? Jedi tricks?"
Yurren Relm: "This was not us, Sajul!"
On the balcony above, a Rodian and a human appeared, red lightsabers blazing in their hands. The Rodian smiled and began to speak.
Lord Haquas: "No, the Jedi could never amount to such skill!"
The pair of Sith jumped down, Haquas neatly slicing a Gamorean in two whilst his Apprentice deflected a guard's shot back into his chest.
Lord Haquas: "We bring a message from the Empire. The Hutt Cartel is hearby disbanded, its members to be killed. The Imperial-Hutt alliance is hearby revoked. You are now enemies of the Empire!"
Sajul Feddarro: "Jedi! If you truly wish an alliance you will kill these traitors!"
Rolyun Soru: "With pleasure!"
The Jedi and Sith charged towards each other, their blades clashing in showers of sparks.
However, it quickly became evident that the Sith were no match for the skills of the two Jedi veterans.
Lord Haquas: "Apprentice! I need your assisstance!"
Rolyun spun around, neatly decapitating the Rodian Sith Lord.
Rolyun Soru: "Have you not yet learned? Sith do not give help!"
Opposite Rolyun, Yurren had subdued the young Sith Apprentice.
yurren Relm: "It's over! tell us who sent you!"
Anger boiled up in the young man's eyes and he threw himself at Yurren.
Yurren neatly side-stepped the young boy and buried his blade in the Apprentice's chest, ending his life.
Sajul Feddarro: ""
Rolyun Soru: "Really? What made you change your mind?"
Sajul Feddarro: "We will not stand for an attack on the Cartel. This war is now personal!"
Dromund Kaas, the Dark Council Chambers.
Darth Koviss: "The Torgruta's and the Hutt Cartel have officially declared their allegiance to the Republic in Exile. Many of the Hutt leaders are still alive."
Darth Cathix: "If we had had more time..."
Darth Mercu: "Don't try to shift the blame, Cathix! You are in charge of the Assassin's Sphere! It is your fault that the agents you selected were unable to complete their missions!"
Darth Xedrix: "Now, because of you, the Repubic has become a serious threat! This has turned into a full scale war!"
Darth Daavros: "I move that Cathix be removed from the Council and executed!"
Darth Juru: "That is not within our powers, Lord Daavros!"
Darth Xedrix: "So her crimes are to go unpunished?"
The Emperor suddenly stood up, his voice booming out across the room.
Emperor Vastantine: "Enough!"
Silence decended over the chambers as the Council Members turned to their leader.
Emperor Vastantine: "Xedrix is right, the Republic is a serious threat! Therefore, you will open communications with their leaders. A meeting will be held on Balmorra in three weeks, during which time there will be no more fighting. When we arrive on Balmorra both sides will begin negotiations for peace. This is my will!"
The Council sat in stunned silence as Vastantine marched out of the room. Once he was far enough away, the complaints began to fill the room.
Darth Xedrix: "Peace!?"
Darth Mercu: "He has lost his mind!"
Darth Cathix: "He would see the Jedi return!"
As the voices grew in volume, Darth Koviss stood and silently left the Chambers. As he did so a small smile crept across his face, for the time had come for Ignatious and ALgren to move against the Emperor.