Balmorra: The Sith War Machine.   Posted by GameMaster.Group: archive D
Fairuza Vale
 player, 15 posts
Thu 11 Feb 2016
at 12:13
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In reply to Sarai Fleur (msg # 24):

"We need to do what our privileged right is; gather our troops. We should start finding out where the critical junctures are in the current battle plans. With our leadership and the aid of the dark side we can push the battle in our favor. Do you have troops under your command, Lord?"
Sarai Fleur
 player, 169 posts
Thu 11 Feb 2016
at 21:06
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Sarai laughed pleasantly. "Oh dear, you're adorable. Like a very angry puppy!" She patted Fairuza on the head in an only mildly condescending manner.

"Of course I do, and a fleet, but now is not the time to attack. The war is, as yet, nothing but border skirmishes. Before one open's a front, it is wise to first maximize one's resources and prepare for a long struggle.

If you really are so eager to do battle, then I suppose you could borrow a frigate and conduct some raids on unaligned territory or Republic shipping. Though of course we will need to employ deception to make that useful."

Fairuza Vale
 player, 16 posts
Thu 11 Feb 2016
at 21:10
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In reply to Sarai Fleur (msg # 26):

Fairuza only slightly twitches at the pat. Her hand grazes her lightsaber hilt dangling on her belt.

"Well...than...we can scratch that plan. What do you have in mind than, My Lord."
Sarai Fleur
 player, 170 posts
Thu 11 Feb 2016
at 21:49
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Cheerfully, Sarai clapped her hands together.

With a broad smile and happy tone, completely at odds with what she said, "Now dear, you should never threaten someone who can kill you with one finger."

She turned her back to Fairuza and walked towards the exit of the room. "You have got two solid choices. First, you can stay by my side, in which case you'll need to not look so...well, so much like you hate your father. Then, I can train you every day, particularly in subtlety. Second, you can do what I previously explained. Take a frigate and pretend to be a pirate while gathering intelligence and materiel. Either way, of course, your loyalty will have to be...reinforced first."
Fairuza Vale
 player, 17 posts
Thu 11 Feb 2016
at 22:03
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She walks behind her.

"Hate gives me strength." She shrugs.
Sarai Fleur
 player, 171 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 04:12
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"Hate gives you nothing, my dear, if you do not have the conviction to choose your own destiny. Without self-direction, hate is a weakness."

She leads Fairuza down another hallway. "Tell me where you are from. Who was your previous lord, and why have you come to me?"
Fairuza Vale
 player, 18 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 11:05
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"I don't recall where I was from. I was taken by Sith due to my ability with the force when I was a child. I was trained on Korriban at one of the Sith Academies. There is where I trained with my peers. " as she walks she pauses a bit obviously reflecting on some old memories. Than she continues.

"I was under a few teachers and a head master. Master Quinton. We never saw him much but when we did...he was steeped in the dark side...though come to think of it we never really saw him...USE any sort of force abilities..." She raises a bit of an eyebrow looking at her new master.
Sarai Fleur
 player, 172 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 14:12
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"How very interesting. Korriban has not been controlled by the Sith for more than a thousand standard years. Perhaps this Master Quinton was a liar or even a Jedi plant. Or perhaps someone has resettled Korriban and not bothered to tell anyone else.

We will have to visit together."
There was just a hint of malice in her voice, a barely perceptible edge.

She entered another room that was, for lack of a better word, a small hair salon, complete with floor-length mirrors. Three attractive young maids in long dresses, two humans and a twi'lek, stood to attention and curtsied towards Sarai.

"Mistress," they said in unison, with worshipful adoration in their voices.
Fairuza Vale
 player, 19 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 15:38
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Fairuza shrugged at this and followed.

"We can. I just came from there."
Fairuza Vale
 player, 20 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 15:41
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"It really wouldn't surprise me that not all the Sith know. Currently there is no coherent Sith Empire. I'm sure there are Sith Academy that I've never heard of..."
Sarai Fleur
 player, 173 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 17:57
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"There probably are. How many students were there besides yourself?"

She guided Fairuza to one of the chairs and bade her sit.

"Ladies," she said to her maids, "Make Fairuza here more...presentable. Less like she hates her father, more like a warrior maiden."

"And you'll need new clothes," she commented off-hand.
Fairuza Vale
 player, 21 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 18:58
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"If it's necessary." She sits down.

"There were probably a handful with different ages and ranks. Only a few students survive. A lot of them plot others deaths. It's survival method. Sometimes given tasks to delve into ruins and you may find yourself surrounded by your fellow classmates with training vibroswords. No mercy when you're alone. Not only the physical but it can be the smart ones that trick you or poison you or set up traps."
Sarai Fleur
 player, 174 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 19:37
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"That is absolutely ridiculous," Sarai replied. "Whatever they are trying to do, certainly they will not going win any wars that way. Vibroswords are far too expensive. Were all of the students Force-Sensitive?"

Sarai stands in front of a mirror as the two human maids fuss with the new apprentice's hair. First, they wheel her over to a basin and give it a thorough scrubbing.
Fairuza Vale
 player, 22 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 20:33
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Eyes narrowed she answers.

"It weeds out the weak. But, yes...the stipulation is force sensitive. Otherwise they aren't even brought to the academy."
Sarai Fleur
 player, 175 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 21:00
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With her hair washed, the servants sat Fairuza up and took her to another station, where they put an over-large helmet over her head. It was open on the bottom, and a dull blue light emanated from its inside rim. The helmet was scanning her head, and her scalp tingled.

"Are you absolutely sure? This Master Quinton was able to hide the entire facility on the most-watched planet in the Old Empire. Is it not possible that your fellow students were, for the most part, actually droids? Droids that can pass for human are very expensive, but he obviously did not. care about that. Or for that matter, perhaps they were just dupes, led to believe they were Force-Sensitive when they were not. It would not be the first time, nor will it be the last, that the ancient art of Dun Möch was employed with such skill."

The Sith words were harsh and guttural, strange and inappropriate coming from Sarai's brilliantly beautiful countenance.
Fairuza Vale
 player, 23 posts
Fri 12 Feb 2016
at 21:48
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Fairuza takes hold of the helmet taking it off. She throws it to the ground and sits up.

"I see what you're doing here. It's enough. You think perhaps I'm a spy? A Sith spy? A Jedi spy?" She stands up shooing the closest maid away.

"I'm no assassin. I'm no spy. I've paid my dues. I've killed my share. I'm here to help win a war. I'm here to bury Jedi. Are you not the Sith Lord I was told to meet? Is this some sort of sick trick? I've only be open. If I am to gain your trust I thought being honest would be the best key...but if you want me to hide things I can easily do that at your command." She gives a half bow.

"I don't mind a facade but...dresses? New hair? This will this help me win against the Jedi? You and I should be down on a planet somewhere shoving our lightsabers through their chests!"
Sarai Fleur
 player, 176 posts
Wed 17 Feb 2016
at 03:52
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Sarai didn't say anything for four very long seconds. Her cheerful demeanor turned to ice so quickly that the temperature of the room might have actually fallen.

"Leave us." The maids obediently scurried away and left Fairuza and Sarai to themselves.

"You barged into my lodgings and asked to be my apprentice. Of course I have to make sure you are not a spy; only a rank idiot would fail to do so. You seem to think that direct personal violence is the only dimension of conflict, the only method by which this war will be resolved. You also believe that you are wiser than I."

She turned around and took five steps away, then turned back to Fairuza again.

Standing straight and still, at her full and very considerable height, she said, "Draw your sword and show me that your are correct."

Flipping aside the long skirt of her dress, she took a lightsaber from where it hung from an electrum garter around her right thigh. It had a longer-than-normal handle, appropriate to her large size, and she held it to her side, pointed down and away, but did not activate it.

Very sorry for the delay! I thought I posted and didn't. That happens to me a lot. -_-
Fairuza Vale
 player, 24 posts
Wed 17 Feb 2016
at 11:53
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In reply to Sarai Fleur (msg # 41):

Fairuza smirked.

"And there it is. Your true nature. You thought you could hide your true side. We played a game. You hid your cards and I played my cards. See..." She walks around her hands behind her back now. "We both needed to know didn't we. Who is true Sith...who could play a game."

She turns.

"Now that the air is clear we can focus on the real task now can't we? The air is clear. I'm no spy, in certainly no Jedi..." Lightning speed she draws her lightsaber instantly igniting the crimson red blade, it crackles to life with a fiery pulse immiting a strange sound. She gives it a quick sweep than de-actives it placing back on her d-ring clip.

"Truth. This is who I am. Young apprentice sent here from Korriban to fight a war against the Jedi. And you are?" She smiles.

(It's ok on post, I just refresh my pages every so often while at work :3 )

This message was last edited by the player at 11:57, Wed 17 Feb 2016.

Sarai Fleur
 player, 177 posts
Wed 17 Feb 2016
at 17:15
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Sarai's expression was flat. "If you will not fight, then you will meet your destiny."

She ignited her lightsaber, a meter and a quarter of blazing blue plasma, much longer than normal to fit her height, and she extended her left hand toward Fairuza, fingers spread.

Roll Initiative and prepare for combat!
Sarai has seven successes and two advantages. Beat that! Bwahahahahahaha!

Fairuza Vale
 player, 25 posts
Wed 17 Feb 2016
at 17:27
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Fairuza will stand still.
Sarai Fleur
 player, 178 posts
Fri 19 Feb 2016
at 19:11
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What is Fairuza's ranged Defense?
Fairuza Vale
 player, 26 posts
Fri 19 Feb 2016
at 19:19
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In reply to Sarai Fleur (msg # 45):

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Sarai Fleur
 player, 179 posts
Fri 19 Feb 2016
at 19:42
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Fairuza's narcissistic pride was extremely irritating. Sarai intended to disabuse her of her self-indulgent notions of superiority.

Electricity sparked from her fingertips, then arced across the room, fast as light.

Man, I had to use my one reroll. And I have to flip a couple points anyway. Boo.

Anyway, Sarai's Force Lightning does 6 damage and, if any of that gets past soak, immobilizes Fairuza for the next 2 rounds.

Fairuza Vale
 player, 27 posts
Fri 19 Feb 2016
at 19:54
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Fairuza falls over dead.

The end.
Sarai Fleur
 player, 180 posts
Sat 20 Feb 2016
at 03:01
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Uh...okay.

Like, for real, there's something else going on, or petulant temper tantrum?