(Ven stood over the central security station watching the green blips representing the perimeter security droids, suddenly one of the blips turned red)
Ven- Gah! X0-7 do you copy, over? X0-7 do you read me? Blast it! Respond you stupid droid!
(Sar walked over to the station as Ven threw her headset down in frustration)
Sar- Having problems?
Ven- It's these blasted controls! One of our security droids is not reporting in.
(Outside the sentry droid X0-7's severed head sparked while behind it the shadow of a figure slipped through a newly created hole in the perimeter wall)
Sar- I wouldn't worry about it. It's this cold, I've had three droids malfunction this week. Just keep checking, you know how he is.
Ven- I'm telling you Sar, he's crazy! There is nothing out there but snow! I don't even understand why a Sith Lord needs us for protection!
Sar- Shh! I won't have you jeopardize our contract! Who cares why he wants us, his money is good, that's all that matters.
Baron Frenz- Indeed, and it is no small sum I am paying you!
(Turned around to the imposing stare of the Baron, his dark form illuminated by the crimson light of the floor panel)
Baron Frenz- And if you wish to retain your contracts...and your lives, I would suggest your return to your duties!
Sar- Yes, yes of course your Baron-ship. It's just what exactly are we looking for here? Assassins? A rogue Sithspawn? Jedi?
Baron Frenz- No. It is something far worse. In truth I do not know exactly what only that it is something profoundly dark...
(Sar turned with a condescending laugh)
Sar- Ha! So we don't know what it is, but it is dark? I don't believe this!
Baron Frenz- Do not mock me! I have sensed it through the Force! I know of it's existence...and it is very near. Check your posts again and do not disturb me again!
(Outside of the compound, Mattok's comlink beeped)
Sar- Mattok, you there?
Mattok- Yeah I am. What's up?
Sar- Our enigmatic patron instructed me to check the posts again. Everything fine there?
Mattok- Well I'm just about frozen to death but we're fine. Do we even know what we're up against here? I don't see anything that could possibly be a threat here.
(As Mattok turned a chain whipped down from the roof of the building, latched around the other mercenary, and hurled him silently away)
Sar- Yeah, and you won't believe it -he says it is some sort of dark thing.
Mattok- Dark thing? You're kidding. Is he scared of the dark or something? You know, I say we just take the money and run. He can find himself some other goons to protect him. Right Kem?
Mattok- Kem? You there buddy? AH! Sar I-
(Suddenly the transmission cut to static)
Vem- Mattok? Mattok come in? Sir, get back here, we've got a problem!
(As Sar rushed back to the control panel, the sounds of frantic gunfire and shouting came from Mattok's comlink followed by static. Suddenly an ominous voice came forth from the panel)
Voice- Death awaits all.
(Outside the figure stalked into the compound, the mercenaries dead outside)
Sar- Sithspit! What was that?
Ven- I don't know sir, I'm detecting an unauthorized entry on the ground level. None of our sentries are reporting in.
(Suddenly the lights flickered off, the only light coming from the crimson floor panel)
Sar- Blast it!
(Whipping out his pistol, Sar shouted at the Baron who stood calmly overlooking the snowy expanse before him)
Sar- Alright mister, time to start talking! At least two of my men are dead, what is this thing and how do I kill it?!
Baron Frenz- I know of it only by legend. I did not believe them but now... The ancient Sith told of a dark spirit -the Jalka'Ri- which translates to "Death's Mask". Originally the Sith used the creature -or creatures- to destroy their enemies, specifically force users, but they soon lost control. It's thirst for blood consumed them... as it will destroy us.
(Horrified, Sar marched over to the Mandalorian mercenaries, calmly playing cards in the corner)
Sar- Alright, play time's over! I don't care what this thing is, it's dead!
Hav- Excellent. I thought we would just sit here all day. We have killed Sithspawn before. This will be no problem.
(A shallow moan thundered through the corridors of the compound)
Hav- Alright boys, it is showtime.
(The Mandalorians quickly grabbed their blasters, training their sights upon the entryway)
Hav- Here it comes! On my signal, unleash all of our firepower! I want only pieces of this thing left!
Hav- Ready! Fire!
(The Mandalorians mercilessly blasted the door, disintegrating it and everything before them)
Hav- Cease fire!
Hav- Strange. Usually there is some form of corpse left behind...
(Suddenly a chain burst through the window, grasping onto one of the Mandalorians and swiftly followed by the dark figure)
Baron Frenz- What are you waiting for! Kill it!
Hav- Die you demon!
(The figure almost instantaneously decapitated one of the Mandalorians while throwing the second through the window)
(Hav shrieked as the figure appeared in front of him, swiftly slicing him with its blade)
Sar- Alright Ven, enough is enough. Let's get out of here. Ven?
(Sar turned horrified to see the figure already standing over the body of Ven)
(The Baron winced as the figure killed Sar)
Baron Frenz- So that is it them. You have bested my guards, and now you intend to execute me.
Figure- That is correct.
(Frenz smiled as he grasped his lightsaber)
Baron Frenz- I wonder who sent you exactly? Was it one of my rivals? Count Kadoq? Perhaps the Emperor himself or the Jedi? You must know of my wealth. I can double what they paid for you to kill them instead.
Figure- I do not wish for your money.
(The Baron smiled as he sensed the figure behind him)
Baron Frenz- What then? Power? Some ancient Sith artifacts perhaps?
Figure- Only your life will suffice.
Baron Frenz- A pity. You could have been very rich, now you will be dead!
(The Baron whipped around, his lightsaber slicing through the air where the figure had been only seconds ago)
Baron Frenz- What? Impossible! Show yourself coward!
Figure- As you command.
(Feenz gasped as the figure appeared behind him and quickly brought its blade through his lightsaber)
(He dropped the shattered remnants of the blade as the figure disappeared again)
Baron Frenz- Wha- What are you?
Figure- I am Jalka'Ri. The Mask of Death.
(As the Baron felt the icy breath of the figure behind him, he let out a scream as the figure's blade ended him)
(The Mask of Death glided over to the window, only pausing to look over the devastation it left in its wake before disappearing into the snowy night)
Well here it is, the first episode of my newest comic series set in a galaxy far, far away.
For any fans of my previous comics and any newcomers who are interested as well, you can join the official fan group to get the latest updates from the series: Link to Official Fan Group .
Also I would like to get you, the readers, involved in the comics. While I will not be creating new characters as is done in other comics, on the group you can choose to participate in the events of the series by creating your own character and creating scenes related to the latest episode. Exceptionally well done builds may even win your character a cameo in the series!
As always let me know what you think in the comments and join the group for official updates.
Quoting Michael K.
Why a new account? Anyway, glad that you're making a new series, the scenery and dialogue is some of your best yet, I look forward to what you will continue with.
Quoting Sir Jayko
A pity you deleted your previous account :/
Now all your previous made comics are gone!
Indeed. The reason for deleting the old account was because things were getting too cluttered. I decided it would be easier to retcon all of the pervious series and start with a fresh slate rather than attempt to salvage the old series.