The Great Force War 18: The Purge - Part 2 . Date: 2001 ABY
Location: Dromund Kaas . Emperor Algren: "Do you really think this wise, Ignatious? Crossing blades with two of the Dark Council?"
Ignatious turned slowly and smiled thinly at the two Sith Lords.
Darth Ignatious: "Forgive me, Algren. But if Xedrix plans to cry as much as Mercu did then I do not consider him a challenge."
Xedrix snarled angrily and strode forward.
Darth Xedrix: "How dare you speak to me in that way!"
Ignatious raised his hand and casually used the Force to throw Xedrix against the wall.
Darth Ignatious: "Silence fool! You are lucky I haven't killed you already!"
Emperor Algren: "You are confident of your powers, my old friend."
Darth Ignatious: "I would come here if I wasn't."
Algren sighed as the visor of his helmet slid into place.
Emperor Algren: "So be it. Defend yourself!"
Korriban, the roof of the Sith Academy.
Darth Juru scowled as Koviss and his men cut through the Acolytes with ease. The weak fell quickly. The strong fell when all the weak were dead.
Darth Juru: "Defend yourselves you fools!"
Koviss' red eyes locked with Juru's as he struck down another Acolyte.
Darth Koviss: "They cannot."
Darth Juru: "Why are you doing this Koviss?"
Darth Koviss: "The Rule of Two must be re-instated. It is the only way to save the Empire!"
Darth Juru: "You fool! You will ruin the Empire and leave it to the mercy of the Jedi!"
Darth Koviss: "Even if that were the case, it will not be your problem."
Leif Baron: "Get back, Koviss! You will not harm my Master!"
Darth Koviss: "How touching. The boy comes to his Master's aid. I always liked you, Acolyte. I will be sure to make your death quick."
Leif Baron: "I wont extend you the same courtesy!"
Koviss snarled as the boy turned his lightsaber and leapt towards him.
Ignatious stabbed at Algren with his saberstaff, the Emperor batting the weapon away easily.
Emperor Algren: "I thought you said you were strong, Ignatious?"
Darth Ignatious: "I have more strength in my little finger than you do, Algren."
Darth Xedrix: "Do not mock the Emperor!"
Ignatious sighed as he turned around and fired a jolt of lightning at Xedrix.
Darth Ignatious: "Stay back, little Sith! I will kill you soon enough!"
Taking his opportunity, ALgren lunged at Ignatious. However, Ignatious saw the attack coming and easily sidestepped Algren's blade.
Ignatious spun his blade and shoved the hilt into Algren's chest, driving the wind from his lungs.
Darth Ignatious: "You lack honour, ALgren. You betray me and now you try to trick me again!"
Ignatious spun his blade and brought the red bean crashing down on Algren's helmet, destroying the protective visor.
Algren stumbled back and fell off the table. Xedrix cried out and leapt at Ignatious.
Darth Xedrix: "You will pay!"
Darth Ignatious: "At your hand? I don't think so!"
Darth Ignatious: "You are a failure of a Sith! You have no ambition, you simply cling to your leader like a kath hound with a bone! You sicken me and do not deserve the small amount of power that you have gained."
Darth Xedrix: "Shut up!"
Darth Ignatious: "You cannot even see what is blindingly obvious! I will not insult my body by draining your life! Your time is up, Xedrix. The dark side has abandoned you."
Xedrix grunted in pain as the chair struck him in the side of the head.
He stumbled sideways and tried to recover, but Ignatious was to quick. In a flash the Sith Lord thrust his blade forward and impaled Xedrix through the chest.
Darth Ignatious: "Go! Crawl into whatever corner hell has managed to find for you!"
Koviss remained calm as his lightsaber danced between blocking Juru's and Baron's attacks.
Darth Juru: "Leave Ignatious, Koviss! He is weak! Together we can rule the Galaxy!"
Koviss dodged Juru's attack and blasted Leif with lightning.
Darth Koviss: "You know that you were the only one on the Council who I ever respected Juru. If Ignatious was not so powerful, I might have accepted."
Juru lunged at Koviss but the Chiss neatly jumped over his attack.
Darth Juru: "It's not too late, Koviss! We can still defeat him, together!"
Darth Koviss: "No, you do not understand. You never will."
Koviss raised his hand and unleashed a storm of lightning that blew Juru's lightsaber from his hand and wrapped itself around the Sith's body.
Koviss flicked his wrist and Juru was lifted off of his feet and thrown off of the building to the rocky floor below.
Leif Baron: "Master!"
Leif Baron: "You killed him! He offered you an alliance and you killed him!"
Darth Koviss: "Calm down, boy. We would not have succeeded."
Leif Baron: "I don't care! You took my life from me! I will kill you!"
Leif raised his blade and charged towards Koviss. With a casually sigh, Koviss raised his hand and unleashed a bolt of lightning that dropped the young Acolyte to the floor.
Koviss stepped over the smoking body and shook his head sadly.
Darth Koviss: "One day you might thank me for this, boy."
Ignatious watched as Algren rose from Xedrix's still body.
Darth Ignatious: "Your bodyguard is dead."
Emperor Algren: "Yes. Just you and me."
Darth Ignatious: "This could not have ended any other way."
Emperor Algren: "Do not preach to me the failings of betrayal, Ignatious! I know you planned to betray me!"
Darth Ignatious: "You think that this is what this is about? You think I am here for revenge? I am to claim what is rightfully mine! I am here to claim power that you cannot imagine!"
Emperor Algren: "Well I still have my own power!"
Algren flicked his wrist and his lightsaber began to fly through the air towards Ignatious.
However, Ignatious merely shook his head and snatched the weapon from the air.
Darth Ignatious: "Lightsaber Throw? You think that it power? That is your problem, Algren, you always focused too much on your weapon."
Ignatious turned and threw the weapons across the floor.
Darth Ignatious: "Weapons cannot decide this fate. Only the power of the dark side will allow the true Master to emerge."
Emperor Algren: "So be it!"
Algren leapt towards Ignatious, lightning crackling from his hands towards the Sith Lord.
Ignatious absorbed the attack and used the energy to throw Algren to the floor.
Darth Ignatious: "Impressive. Any other Sith might have fallen for that."
Algren snarled as he rolled over and began to throw the chairs in the room at Ignatious. Ignatious grunted as the chairs slammed into his skin but he quickly threw up barriers to protect himself.
Emperor Algren: "You have no idea what I am capable of now!"
Ignatious' eyes narrowed as he jumped backwards.
Darth Ignatious: "Nor do you."
Ignatious landed on the ground and flipped the massive table onto Algren. The Emperor grunted in pain as the table crashed on top of him.
Algren clawed his way out from under the table only to be assaulted by the orange beams of Ignatious' Force drain attack.
Darth Ignatious: "You attack me as if you do not remember me! You talk to me as if you forget what I did! Well let me remind you!"
Darth Ignatious: "I am Ignatious! I made the skies of Gardocia grow dark! I made its seas dry up! I burnt every forest on Gardocia and then I watched as the planet crumbled beneath my feet! You are nothing compared to me!"
Orange flames began to circle Algren's feet and he looked down in horror.
Emperor Algren: "What is this magic?"
Darth Ignatious: "Magic?"
Darth Ignatious: "This is the dark side in all its untamed glory! It channels itself through me and through it I gain supremacy!"
The flames began to drain Algren's life and return to Ignatious.
Darth Ignatious: "I am the Master of the Dark Side! Your time is over, Algren!"
There was a blinding flash and Ignatious fell to the floor, breathing heavily. When he looked up, Algren was gone. The only thing that remained was his ruined helmet.
Koviss walked slowly into the ruined Council Chambers and looked around in awe.
Darth Koviss: "He is dead then?"
Darth Ignatious: "Yes."
Darth Koviss: "Are you going to kill me too, Master?"
Ignatious stood and walked to the throne.
Darth Ignatious: "Why would I do that?"
Darth Koviss: "The Apprentice is supposed to cravce power. You know I don't."
Darth Ignatious: "Is that why you participated in a coup to bring down every other Sith? Is that why you alligned yourself with me and helped me escape? Is that why, even now, you are plotting the best way to kill me?"
Darth Koviss: "I..."
Darth Ignatious: "I do not make choices without reasons, Koviss. You are more suited than you think."
Koviss bowed his head slowly.
Darth Koviss: "Yes, My Lord."
Darth Ignatious: "The Moffs have sworn allegiance as have the army and the govenors of the planets."
Darth Koviss: "What now then?"
Ignatious turned and walked to the door.
Darth Ignatious: "I have business to attend to. See that this place is burnt down."
Koviss watched as Ignatious disappeared out of the room. He went to leave when he suddenly saw the holo-pad that had slipped from his Master's pocket.
Picking it up he read the tow words carefully
'Raxus-Prime' and 'Mortis'