A rough first day

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A rough first day

Post by Varn Badaash » Thu Oct 29, 2020 6:35 pm

Immediately after the events of Facing Demons

~Mobquet Transport Silver Mynock on route to Kota Station~

The Ranger crew was silent as they all went about their duties on the small freighter, Varn’s mission had taken its toll. Every one of them had fought along side Jedi padawan Evelyn Swann at the battle for Rhen Var and the report of her getting taken just when they had found her hit the Rangers hard. The only reason the Silver Mynock weren’t pursuing the kidnapper further at current is because Evelyn had sacrificed her freedom so a young man named Adar could get away.

They had taken several prisoners from the mission, who were currently sedated in the spare bunk room, and would begin questioning them once they got to Kota station. After debriefing with Captain Alim, Varn had given up his bunk to Adar, it was a very empty room with no decorations as the Dashade was unaccustomed to having a room of his own. The crew tried to be welcoming as possible to Adar but he’d be able to easily notice the sadness emanating from the Antarian Rangers. Varn was the worst of the bunch and hand givin Adar a bit of the cold shoulder since he’d brought the young man aboard.

The large Dashade had disappeared off to the comms rooms leaving Adar in the common room by the bunks. A green Twi’lek who had been introduced as Srid approached the young man holding two mugs. “Don’t mind Varn,” he spoke in a warm tone. “He’s just taking this especially hard because he feels he owes Padawan Swann’s Master a bit of a life debt.” Srid offered Adar a cup of herbal tea. “He’s really a big softy once ya get to know him, a very protective and loyal softy.” The Twi’lek chuckled, continuing to try and be a comfortable presence for Adar.

In the comm room the large Dashade stood silently in front of the holo projector, his entire form felt shame for failing his savior. In Varn’s previous line of work this would mean discipline or even potentially being disposed of. He knew that that was not the route Kenobi would take but it was hard for Varn to shake those thoughts. His clawed fingered slowly activated the projector and entered the frequency for Jedi Master Kenobi.

“Master Kenobi,” Varn began, the hint of sorrow in his gruff voice. He lowered his head ever so slightly as a show of respect and a bit for his shame. “I have some unfortunate news to report on. In my most recent mission to find and support Jedi Padawan Swann she was kidnapped by an unknown party. It looked as though she had been investigating a group of slavers when she was lead into some sort of trap. I arrived and was able to find her and assist in her escape attempt but in the end she sacrificed herself in order to save a young man that she believed needed to reach the Jedi Coalition. We are currently enroute to Kota station where I will be handing the young man off to the Jedi Order as well as several prisoners we captured during the rescue attempt. Once there I hope you would allow me to continue in further operations in finding Padawan Swann and those that took her. I am sorry I was unable to do more for Miss Swann, Master Kenobi.”

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Re: A rough first day

Post by Adar Bolner » Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:35 pm

The air was heavy.

Aboard the transport Silver Mynock, Adar, along with Varn's squad the Antarian Rangers, were being brought into one of the Order's temples aboard Kota Station. Despite their best attempts, it was evident to Adar that they were deeply saddened by the events that happened on that ship in the middle of the ocean. Adar himself was sad, but more so dissapointed that Evelyn had to make such sacrifice for his sake. She should have been in his place among the Rangers, and some of them certaintly wished it were so, even if it was in secresy. Varn himself seemed the most affected by this, and Adar felt he had let him and Evelyn down, despite knowing them for a few hours max. His thoughts were messy, and the empty, blank room he was in made it impossible to focus on anything else.

After a while, he found himself in the common room. A Twi’lek named Srid entered intent on keeping him company. He offered a cup of tea, which Adar happily accepted. He struck up small talk with Adar, and Adar tried to be as comfortable as possible around him. "Yeah, I hope he warms up. Though I can't help but feel that somehow this is all my fault" He took a sip. "I had hoped to maybe join the Order, but I never expected it would turn out like this." He let out a sigh. "I just want to go out there and find her, but I understand why you insisted on me coming with you."

He then enjoyed his tea, relaxing somewhat in the common room, while also hearing very faintly the voice of Varn, speaking to someone.
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Re: A rough first day

Post by Ben Kenobi » Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:29 pm

***Koda Station - I-18***


Something was wrong…

Out in the darkness of space his eyes settled on a distant twinkling star. He wasn’t sure how many days had passed since Evelyn Swann’s checkin point had come and gone but she was late and he had a bad feeling rising in his gut. He could still sense her, feel her presence, she was still okay as far as things were considered but there was a black cloud surrounding her. He could not sense her clearly anymore nor could he see her with his sight through the Force. Too long had this gone by for it to be mere coincidence. Something was wrong.

He had been seeking out an answer to the growing Darkness in the Galaxy of the Sith when the Council had sent down a task in which he could not attend her. He had disagreed with the Council entirely when they desired to send his Padawan alone to investigate an occurrence of slaves. He had initially refused the Council though they had overruled his word and even went so far as to assure him that Evelyn was only there to observe and report back. If she was to discover said misdeeds then she was not to interfere. His instincts still said no but he could not defy the word of the Council.

And now here he sat, his gut telling him something had happened and he was here empty handed with no leads or information as to her whereabouts. Initially his heart rate increased and he wanted to get upset, but this was not his first day on the job. He kept up with his duties which currently were to take him back to Koda Station. He had trained Evelyn Swann well, she could handle herself.

This did nothing to ease the worry in his heart.

The YT 2000 Corellian Transport ‘Talon’ exited hyperspace with a crack and set to drift towards the massive Jedi Space Station, Koda. Jedi Master Ben Kenobi sat within the hold of the ship on his knees and with his staff sitting in his lap while he bowed his head with eyes gently sealed shut.

He was deep in meditation excersizes to keep his focus centered. If his mind was racing on Evelyn then surely a hundred horrible things would flash through his mind. He needed to remain calm and settle his nerves. To master the unknown was the key here. He would not let things he did not know get the better of him here. Patience. He reminded himself time and again. Patience and all would be revealed.

Opening his eyes once more he stared out at that distant and twinkling star. He could feel that it was coming before his comm-link ever lit up. He even picked it up from his belt and held it, his eyes hovering upon it for several moments with a growing sadness inside of him. Just before it lit up, in a low voice he spoke out into the Force, “Evelyn…”

His comm-link crackled to life and he could hear the sorrowful emotion in the Dashsade’s soul. He didn’t either need to see his face to know that his eyes too carried the same sadness, but this sadness was weighted with something else; guilt. Indeed it was Varn Badaash and in this moment Ben wished greatly that there was another circumstance in which he could meet with Varn; when the world wasn’t crumbling all around them. He listened, and listened very well. Every inflection in Varn’s voice, every syllable, each pause and break in sentence. The Dashade didn’t have to give Ben details, he could immediately feel that Varn was intimately connected with what had happened. In that moment he wanted to interrupt Varn and tell him everything was going to be okay, that Evelyn was going to be alright… his voice choked as he wouldn’t dare lie to his friend. Even now he could feel the dark clouds closing in around Evelyn’s presence. Her Light was being snuffed by the evils in this Galaxy.

So instead he kept quiet and he listened. Varn’s words pierced him, each and every one. Once he was finished, Ben clicked the comm-link’s transmitter… he had to take a deep breath and compose himself before responding and when he did, somehow he managed to solidify his words and make himself sound presentable.

“Understood.” He managed. “I am also en route to Koda and will arrive shortly. We will talk once we arrive in person.”

He wanted to let the link go right there and seal his eyes back shut in meditation to better compose himself. “Varn,” clearly he did not take his own advice, “we’ll find her.” His word was iron clad, strong despite the worry in him, “Together.” He cut the link and rose to his feet. His words had been short but important; the built on the sense of redemption that Varn needed to hear as well as the notion that he wasn’t going to be left behind when it came time to go and seek her out again. Ben knew that Varn needed this more than anything, and he wasn’t about to let the Dashade go without some form of confidence to build off of.

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Re: A rough first day

Post by Varn Badaash » Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:54 pm

Varn’s eyes closed shut, he could hear the slight emotional pain coming through in Kenobi’s few words, his own feeling of failure rushed back to the forefront again. The comm went silent and the Dashade stood their quietly for but a moment before his fist slammed into the durasteel wall. The sound reverberated through the hull of the Silver Mynock causing the vessel’s intercom to flare to life.

“Status report, did something hit us or explode on lower deck?” The female voice of the Captain boomed through.

“Nothing showin up on my end cap,” a male Bothan voice replied over the intercom system seconds later.

Varn stepped out of the comms room, his right hand already beginning to darken. He walked past Adar and Srid making his way to the cargo hold where he’d set up his temporary sleeping space. He needed time to think and refocus himself if he was going to be able to help Evelyn at all, Kenobi had given him a chance at redemption.

Srid watched Varn go by and once he was out of ear shot the Twi’lek grabbed his commlink. “Nothin’s broken Captain, just some damaged pride,” he spoke solemnly, breaking from his usual frivolous demeanor. There was no response from the Captain, she needed no further explanation.

The Twi’lek looked back to Adar, “this ain’t your fault friend, Jedi are all about putting themselves on the line for others, she’ll be alright, I know it,” he gave his new friend a warning smile. “I’ve been on the front lines with her.” Srid would spend the length of the journey being a host to Adar for as long as the newcomer wished it.

The trip through hyperspace went uninterrupted and soon enough the Silver Mynock was returning to its home station. The transport drifted into one of the many hangers of the Jedi operated space station and touched down on the durasteel floor. A crew who quickly rushed out to begin routine maintenance on the Mobquet Transport were followed by a group of Jedi Coalition representatives there to take the prisoners off and meet the new potential member of the order.

A heavy knock rang on Adar’s door as the Dashade went to retrieve him and escort the young man off the vessel and onto the station proper. Although he was not pleased with how things were Evelyn had entrusted Varn to bring Adar to the Jedi and he would not break from that. His had was wrapped in a Bacta patch but if it was causing him pain he did not show it. “We have arrived at our destination,” Varn spoke, his gruff voice more controlled now. “The Jedi wish to meet you.”

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Re: A rough first day

Post by Adar Bolner » Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:33 am

That tea was just what Adar needed. The earthly flavor in combination with the warmness of the liquid calmed him a lot. Even when he worked 12 hours a day on the factory in Naboo he hadn't been this stressed. Maybe because making a mistake in that line of work had little consequence, outside of a loss of profit for the company and a cut of his paycheck. Now, the stakes were higher. One mistake could lead to terrible results, with many lives at stake. He had to become stronger and more cunning if he was to face the horrors of this universe. At least I wont be on this path alone, he thought, and his gaze returned to Srid, who had finished his cup of tea and was ready to continue the conversation.

It was then that the slam of Varn was heard. Immediately the intercom flared to life, and Varn was seen exciting the comms room. Adar let out a sigh, and did his best to control his wild thoughts. After Srid reported to the captain, he returned his focus on Adar. Despite his words, Adar did not change his beliefs, but he understood that, for the most part, people tried to be optimistic. Instead of responding to him, Adar changed to subject to food, entertainment and some questions about his role in the Rangers and in the Jedi Coalition as a whole. Srid was more than happy to spend his time with Adar, and with the addition of some other crew members joining periodically in the talk, the trip of the Silver Mynock passed quickly for Adar.

Adar could feel the transport exiting hyperspace and then enter into one of the hangers of what he was told was Koda Station. He had been relaxing into his room, awaiting for the ship to dock, when there was a heavy knock on the door. It was Varn, here to escort him.

"The Jedi wish to meet you."

He could see that Varn seemed better, except from the hand covered in a Bacta patch. He would make sure to have a talk with him about Evelyn and all that followed, but now was not the time. In an effort to lighten the mood, he striked up small talk with Varn with his witty self taking control, before he was to meet these Jedi representatives.

"Well, if it goes down like a job interview, then I might need to borrow a suit. You wouldn't believe how many companies rejected me because of my clothes back on Naboo." He let out a small laugh.

Aside from that, he also prepared to be serious in front of them, but not to much that they would confuse him for a droid. He had been waiting for this moment ever since that day on Naboo. Back then, he wanted to find the Jedi for protection, now he is here before them to assist them in their goal of a peaceful and free galaxy.
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Re: A rough first day

Post by Ben Kenobi » Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:08 am

Roughly ten or so minutes before Varn’s ship touched down, the ’Talon’ set itself firmly to the deck of Koda Station and began powering down. Ben was off the ship quickly with his cloak flowed with him as he descended the ramp. For the next while he took up conversation with the Council over comm-link and at his behest they would convene for an audience. Returning to the moment he witnessed a large vessel enter the accommodatingly large primary hangar doors and set down after several long moments. No doubt the logistics of setting down a small freighter inside a space station was tedious; yet the pilot and crew of the ’Silver Mynock’ touched down with an expert’s handling.

For a moment Ben reflected on the name of the ship itself and he smiled at the irony of it. Mynock’s were notorious critters and to grant one a surname that was of beauty and intrigue; it had a sort of humor to it. He also knew that the silver portion of the name also represented the credit making capacity of said ship. Then again the name may not have any purposeful meaning at all and could have simply been something the owner and captain was fond of at the time. His own first ship the YT 1300 ’Saber’ was one such vessel. He had simply enjoyed the name and so it was chosen. That was a long time ago and that ship was long since gone now.

Antarian Rangers were already coming from the bowels of the Mobquet as well as other crew whilst droids busied themselves in running down the ship’s diagnostics to consider its maintenance and refueling operations. It would swiftly be returned to flight readiness and by the time the Rangers of this squad were prepared to set out again then the ship would be waiting for them.

Ben Kenobi stood tall as he recognized the massive Dashade stomping his way down the ramp with another in tow. He didn’t need the Force to feel Varn’s tense emotions nor could he have without significant effort due in thanks to the genetic makings of the Dashade of whom suppress the Force being used upon them. His eyes traveled to a noticeable wrap on Varn’s hand; Ben would say nothing though he suspected heavily that this was no outside condition that had caused a fresh bandage on his knuckles that were so clearly busted. He would heal perfectly but Ben also knew the cause was a lack of ability to express himself. Or put more plainly: he didn’t have the room of facility to vent being cramped up on that Mobquet and trying to remain professional as a Ranger.

He switched his staff to rest in his left hand as the pair neared and he sent his right hand out to grab Varn’s in a welcoming grip. Of course the alien’s hand engulfed Ben’s own but he stared the Dashade right in the eye and firmly held the shake until they both released. Again no words just yet, he turned his attention to Adar and once more he extended his hand in greeting.

“Welcome to Koda Station, I’m Ben Kenobi and from what I hear, Mr. Varn has brought you to see the Jedi Council.” He was careful and his words lacked the emotional pang that his transmission had held for he’d since mastered his emotions on the matter and he knew very well that the best thing for Evelyn was to trust her and to know that she had things under control. Her training had been specific in the fields of correcting her early troubles and strengthening her mind. If enemies of the Jedi wished to harm Evelyn then they would have their time cut out for them. That said, it didn’t mean he was not worried. But now wasn’t the time to blindly race off and swing in the dark to get her back; they needed to have patience and their moves had to be executed from a stand point that was prepared and ready to do what was necessary to bring justice to what had happened.

He released Adar’s hand after the brief introduction and turned away expecting them both to fall into step with him, they had little time to waste as the Jedi Council was expecting them. “Ranger Varn, I know you’ll want to get back out into the field as soon as possible, but if you will attend the Council with me, delivering a first hand account of what happened will be key in getting things rolling. It will not take long but the Council puts value in eye witnesses.” He wasn’t sure if Varn had been summoned to the Council or not before but this was also strategic, it would give the Dashade something else to think about and any distraction would be a helpful one.

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Re: A rough first day

Post by Varn Badaash » Mon Nov 16, 2020 6:14 pm

The humans humor didn’t seem to register on the Dashade’s face as the duo walked to the exit. “It is less of an interview process and more like an evaluation, or at least so I’m informed, my species is unable to become Jedi.” As they approached the ramp Varn opened a supply closet and pulled out a large cloak and tossed it to Adar. “This is all I can give you but I want it back.” The cloak was clearly far to large for the young man’s form and it was completely unclear if this was Varn being humorous or not.

As they stepped out into the large bay the Dashade’s eyes met Kenobi’s, they needed no words for they both knew what the other was feeling at the moment. Varn bowed slightly as he took the Jedi’s outstretched hand and held the firm grip for a moment. Despite everything happening, Varn was able to relax ever if for but a moment in thanks to Kenobi’s strength and understanding of the Dashade’s position.

He nodded as Kenobi beckoned them to follow him towards the Council chambers. “Of course Master Kenobi,” his gruff voice finally spoke. He knew there had to be protocol and that they would need the council’s blessing before they could proceed further with the searcher and rescue operation. Varn quickly fell into step with the Jedi. “Adar should also share his side of things, he had been with Padawan Evelyn before I arrived.”

Meanwhile the rest of the Ranger squad were leading their prisoners towards Koda stations detention block. Abigail was chained together with the one slaver and the yet unidentified operative, all of which had been given the best medical attention the crew could offer but were still being kept in a sedated state to keep from making any attempted escapes before they could be questioned by the Jedi.

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Re: A rough first day

Post by Adar Bolner » Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:24 pm

As Adar grabbed the cloak, he wasn't sure what to make of it. Varn didn't seem to get his little joke, and the cloak was definitely way too big for him. Still, he put it on, folding it a bit in order to make it fit. He quite liked the feel of the cloak, and he did feel quite stylistic while wearing it. It was a confidence boost, and it was at that moment he decided first chance he got to make a custom one for himself.
"Ehm... thank you Varn. After I meet with the council, i'll come find you and return it, don't you worry."

As they exited the vessel, they spotted an old man with a staff waiting for them. Varn seemed to recognise him, and they exchanged a handshake with no words. That seemed weird to Adar, but only when this man offered a handshake towards Adar and made his introduction did he understand who he was. Ben Kenobi. Evelyn's Master. He didn't seem concerned or even angry at what had happened. Was he even informed? , Adar wondered. Either way, he shook Master Kenobi's hand, making his introduction as well.

"Adar Bolner. It's a pleasure meeting you mister Kenobi. Or.. em... I suppose Master Kenobi is more appropriate."

After that, he turned and walked further into the Station. Varn begun to follow, and Adar did as well. It seemed they were being led to the Jedi Council. Realising that, Adar became a bit nervous. What if he was rejected from becoming a Jedi? Sure, he had a connection to the Force, that much was certain. But he had a feeling that being a Jedi was more than that. There were some rules, some traditions he had to follow. He feared that maybe his layed back, happy go luck personality would not be tolerated. He didn't mind being serious, and he was serious when he needed to, but to battle the harsh life he had as a factory worker he tried to see the world in a lighthearted manner. He always tried to be expressive and bring a positivity "The world is a wonder, even when it tries to be a living hell" he used to say to his friends. He wondered what they were up to now...

Aside from the matter of Adar's introduction into the Order, he would need to give his account of the events that had transpired on that ship. It seemed that Master Kenobi had been informed of the capture of his Padawan. At least he seemed to have taken it better than Varn had. Surely, his Jedi training played a part in that as well. Adar didn't have much to say, but it could be of use to the council, and even more so to Varn and Kenobi. But before all that, he needed to ask Master Kenobi a question. "I will tell the council everything that happened. But aside from all that, I must know something. What does it mean to be a Jedi? All my understanding of them comes from the stories my grandfather used to tell, though I suppose things might have been different back then."
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Re: A rough first day

Post by Ben Kenobi » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:14 am

Ben did not respond to the slight between ‘mister’ and ‘master,’ he had never been caught up by such things. Should others decide among themselves that he would be a man of enough measure to hold a title, then he would graciously accept it. That said, he had been doing this a very long time and he had even seen the birth of the New Jedi Order after the Battle of Endor when there was nothing. He’d been there, done that. He’d fought the Yuuzhan Vong and suffered under their tortuous hand. He’d been at the forefront of the Jedi’s growth and had even held the highest seat among the Council at one time. He had trained many Padawans. He had also left many friends behind through the years. There were none out there that called him friend or foe that did not call him Master. But he had never once demanded it or even asked of it. Simply enough, Ben smiled and nodded at the comment brushing it off as casual conversation and nothing more.

Indeed Ben was of age in his early to mid fifties. Yet the vitality in his eyes was strong and vibrant and the beard framing his face was well trimmed and belied only a slim pattern of graying hair. But his stride held age in it, his body was beaten and worn through the years of harsh treatment, he did offer his weight onto his staff with each step. It wasn’t labored, but it was not effortless.

With introductions concluded Ben escorted the two, Ranger Varn and Mister Adar Bolner through the long corridors of Koda Station. Visually the station was well maintained and in fact had been refurbished in the span of the last six or so years. They walked through a long avenue that spanned the equator of the station, massive viewports walled to their left gifted them a beautiful view of this sector’s constellations and in the distance there was several Jedi Coalition starships drifting gently among the stars; of one being the MC80b ’Home One’. The very same vessel commanded by the late Admiral Gial Akbar, a legend of the Rebel Alliance and New Republic. After her retirement from Navy service the vessel was gifted to the Jedi in which she now served as one of the most incredible tools in which the Jedi used to help and support the citizens of the Galactic Alliance.

Their trek took them to an intersection in which they took a right and headed towards the center of the station. In a few moments they came into view of a set of large double doors. No guards stood vigilant, at least to where anyone could easily notice, and no decoration save for the symbol of the Jedi Coalition which was split by the doors themselves.

Ben had entertained Adar’s questions during the walk but one question stopped Ben Kenobi before the doors and he looked to Adar with a smile. Though the smile on Ben’s face told many stories of which his words would not, at least for now. “To be a Jedi Knight,” Ben paused and looked at the double doors, the sigil upon it, his eyes spanned the thirty years that he’d done his duty as a Jedi. He looked back to Adar and with absolute sincerity he voiced his answer. “It is to knowingly stand in harm’s way that the evils of this Galaxy may not harm the innocent and the helpless. Many stories of the Jedi make them out as pacifists or monks; this is true in many ways. We do not seek to strike down anyone nor is conflict our purpose. But it is the Jedi Knight that must be prepared to make this effort and fight where and then they are needed most.” He paused once more and his smile then faded as the weight of a deeper truth came.

It would be unjust to not tell Adar of what he was about to get into. He needed to know before he passed through those doors. Ben looked Adar in the eyes for a moment, still sincere yet far more serious now. “There are nightmares made real in this Galaxy as never there was before in history. As a Jedi Knight, it is your duty to bright light to this darkness even if the cost to our person is great.”

He turned back to the doors and placed his hand on the seal. “To be a Jedi Knight, you must be prepared to leave those that matter most behind for those nightmares of which I speak will hunt them down if only to harm you. Your life will be one of sacrifice. And you will feel alone in many ways. But we, your Jedi brothers and sisters will stand by your side to the end.”

“As a Jedi Knight, you will leave most of even those brothers and sisters behind too.”

“This is our burden. This is our way. We few protect those in need, and stand in the line of fire far more often than not.” Once more he looked to Adar over his shoulder, “If you cannot commit to this no one will see of you any less. But know that once you pass through these doors, you will be tested and it is your resolve that will keep you on your feet.”

The doors were activated and Ben Kenobi was first inside to the view of nine seats set in a circular room. Only two of the seats were occupied at this time by physical beings while a third and fourth sat as blue holograms. Inside this room those who entered, save mainly for Varn, would feel the Light surrounding them with a calm intensity. It was soothing and quiet… at peace.

Once they entered the doors behind them set back closed and Ben addressed the Council beginning with a respectful bow towards the holo of Grandmaster Naomi Kilsar, a Human female, who was currently on Permafrost and unable to attend in person. Next to her sat the holo image of Jedi Master Shirra, a Wookie male who was currently on Kashyyyk heading the Jedi Enclave there. The two present physically were Jedi Master Jade Winters, a Human female, and finally Jedi Master Jeanida Elysar, a Mirialan female.

“Master Kenobi,” Naomi announced with a broad smile, “welcome. You have requested an immediate audience and I regret to attend you with so few of the Council.”

Ben nodded graciously and waved off the apology. “I can only thank you for the haste in which you’ve gathered here.” He rose back up and motioned to the Dashade. “This is Antarian Ranger Varn Badash and this is Mister Adar Bolner.” Lowering his arm he then properly addressed those before him. “The reason I have called upon the Council is to seek permission to formally undertake an operation outside of the Alliance’s borders. As it seems the previous mission in which my pupil, Padawan Evelyn, was far more than it seemed and she has been taken captive by an unknown party.” He spoke boldly to each member of the present Council and further added. “As Evelyn Swann is my student and my responsibility, I humbly seek the Council’s blessing to seek her out and should the party that has kidnapped her be revealed as nefarious then to also bring them to justice.”

The Council spoke amongst themselves a moment until the growl of the Wookie sent Master Winters to translate for the benefit of the gathered few. “Master Shirra notes that you, Master Kenobi, may be too close to the situation and another Jedi should be dispatched. He also notes that it is likely if Mister Adar and Ranger Varn had been involved then they too would be far too close to the situation and thus put themselves at greater risk.”

Ben nodded respectfully but before he could respond, Master Kilsar addressed the Council. “Though with your track record, Master Kenobi, it would be unwise for the Council to forbid you this action.” She took in the others and they nodded in agreement. She continued. “The Council agrees. Master Kenobi, you are sanctioned to address the situation and recover your Padawan. As a Sentinel, you are experienced in operations outside Alliance Space and therefore are already aware of the risks involved. We wish you speed in your efforts and May the Force be with you.”

Ben bowed in thanks to the Council but he did not dismiss himself. “If I may, Masters. I request that Ranger Varn and Mister Adar here should attend me.”

Instantly this brought opposition. Rangers were known to undertake this sort of search and rescue mission so it was not so directed at Varn as it was Adar. He was young and they could sense his anxious anticipation. To send him into the underworld where Evelyn may be being held would place him in danger as well as Kenobi and Varn. Before a debate could break out however, Ben added. “If it pleases the Council. My reasons are sound. Mister Adar has first hand knowledge of the individuals in question and his assistance could be the difference between success and failure. While Ranger Varn has proven himself in the field and his aid, I have no doubt, would be essential to the task.”

“With that, Masters.” He turned to first Varn and then Adar, instructing them to deliver their accounts on the matter at hand that they would essentially deliver a knowledgeable rendition and support for their own sanction. Should they be disallowed to join Kenobi, then it would be unfortunate but the word of the Council was not so easily ignored.

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Re: A rough first day

Post by Varn Badaash » Wed Nov 25, 2020 1:49 am

The Dashade patiently waited as Master Kenobi answered Adar’s final question. The Master spoke the hard truth about the Jedi and their sacrifice, it was a similar speech that was given to him when he sworn into the Antarian Rangers. When Kenobi finished and pushed through the doors, Varn followed, quickly took in the room, and acknowledged each Master that was in attendance. He’d been in this chamber several times during his time aboard the station tho usually it was empty save for maybe one council member.

Varn gave a bow as Kenobi introduced him and then stood at attention to the Master Jedi’s right. His black eyes glanced over at Adar to see how he was handling the situation before returning his attention to the Council. As Kenobi apprised them of the situation regarding his very Padawan, Varn stood quietly, taking in the councils reactions. When Winters gave they’re initial answer, the Dashade almost spoke up but before he even could Kildare gave Kenobi permission to undertake the task. When Kenobi responded saying he wished for Adar to join the mission Varn looked to the Jedi Master then to Adar and back again. He would not voice it but he disapproved of that choice as Adar was not ready for the potential dangers that the unknown enemy could pose.

At this point Varn was motioned to step forward and give his report on the mission he’d just undertaken. Taking a step forward and giving another bow to the council he was ready to begin. To most this room would be a beacon in the light side, to Varn it was just another room where his leadership convened, the only difference was they were a lot more forgiving then previous employers the Dashade had worked for.

“As you all are aware the Silver Mynocks were deployed when Padawan Swann failed to check in on her assignment.” His gruff voice was more confident, and didn’t hold the same emotional pain he had back on the ship. “I was sent ahead to search the area of her last known location. I was lead out into the open ocean when I picked up the trail of a sea vessel. Further investigation proved that it was a slavers ship, an alarm sounded and I took note of combat aboard. I brought by hover van over and landed on the top deck and was immediately engaged by members of the crew.” He took a deep breath as long winded reports were not something he enjoyed doing. It was also a moment for him to gather his thoughts for a moment.

“I returned fire and was able to vanquish the hostile who I identified as a member of a local slaver gang.” Varn’s voice filled the chamber once more. “They had been boarded by a highly trained military group that we have yet to identify. I was attacked by one of their members who I was able to incapacitated after a brief skirmish, my droid companion retrieved their unconscious body as well as a member of the crew. I heard Padawan Swann’s voice from the lower deck so I moved down to intercept when I came upon a woman who identified herself as Evelyn’s sister, she is an experienced Force user though how she uses the Force aligns more towards the Siths way of thinking.” He paused briefly to see how the council and even Kenobi were taking the revelation of Evelyn’s dark aligned sister.

“Abigail was there to catch Evelyn but after she attempted to manipulated me I apprehended her and that’s when I met Adar,” Varns large hand waved towards the young man. “He came running after I heard an explosion and was followed by a heavily wounded Padawan Swann. She was being hunted by the unknown third party and they quickly engaged me to keep me from getting to Padawan Swann side. Over the combat she bid me to bring Adar and her sister to the Coalition.” A hint of Varn’s shame broke through as he continued. “Due to the increased pressure from the aggressive operatives Padawan Swann and I were unable to close the gap between ourselves and she bid me to retreat while she engaged the enemies to allow me to get Adar and her sister off the vessel before the threat could take down the hover van. I pulled back and we rendezvous with the Silver Mynock before returning to the vessel, unfortunately the enemy operatives had escaped with Evelyn in the time it took us to return.”

Varn once again took a deep breath, his voice tired from the long report. “I wish to continue my mission that is yet incomplete as Padawan Evelyn has not been returned to the Order.” With that he took a step back to allow Adar his chance to speak.

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