Makirto put the ship on auto-pilot while they were in hyperspace. It would be a few hours until they got to Dantooine. Noriko and Ryn were in their quarters and Hett was conversing with Kaelyn about recent events. Makirto knew if they got to the Jedi enclave that they could find help, if they were still there.
He punched up a holonet file on Linnear and he found very little. He was a Jedi knight before the Trade Federation did the blockade on Naboo, he was a Form II master and that he was transferred to Dantooine as part of the council to help the local government. Just as he was about look for something else, a sensor went off and he rushed over to a view cam on the hull of the ship. There was a tracking beacon blinking and he knew who put it there.
“Hett how do you know Linnear?” asked Kaelyn. Hett looked at him a minute and then removed his tusken helmet. There was a long scar down his face, but his tusken raider tattoos blened the scar well. “This is a reminder to me of what Linnear or Vious as he is called now, became after a mission to Ord Mantell,” Hett told him. After a brief silence, Hett said, “After we were dispatched to Ord Mantell to settle a territorial dispute, Linnear began to show darkside tendencies.
So when we returned back to the temple, we went to the sparring room and let off some steam.” Hett said “We had our lightsabers turned down as to not burn each other, but Linnear turned his up when I was not looking.” “We proceeded to spar and Linnear was a formidable opponent and friend. He parried and I slashed and vice versa” Hett said. “So why did he turn saber up then?” Kaelyn asked. “As we began to get more intense, Vious pushed harder and his anger began to show and he slashed at my head and caught my face.” said Hett.
Just then Makirto came in and said “We might have company soon and it won’t be good!” Hett and Kaelyn looked at him and said” WHAT!” We have a tracking beacon on our hull and Vious put it there some how.” Makirto said. Kaelyn stood there a moment and finally said “Maybe this could work out to our advantage.” Hett and Markito looked at each other and Hett said “How so?” Before Kaelyn could speak, Makirto told them about what he found on the holonet file. “As I said, this may work out to help us more than Vious knows” said Kaelyn.
Makirto went back to the thingypit to check how long before they reached Dantooine. It would be less than an hour before they reached the enclave and get some rest, unless they had company. As the made the approach to the landing platform in the enclave, Hett and Kaelyn sensed something in the Force and rushed to the thingypit to look out the viewport. They saw no one, but someone was here and watching their every move. “I am leaving the emergency power on and I will keep my remote close” said Makirto.
Before anyone disembarked from the Fiery Jade, Kaelyn told everyone that him and Hett would look around first and see if there were more than they sensed. Everyone agreed and waited for them to give the word it was ok.
Hett and Kaelyn put on refugee ponchos to conceal their tunics and Hett had kept his tusken mask off. The enclave was damaged, but it was still as Hett remembered it. A rustle near one of the entrances caught Kaelyn’s attention and he motioned Hett circle around through another entrance to cut off the observer. Hett nodded and knew where to head. Whoever it was was familiar with the enclave and could find their way around. Kaelyn walked through the barely lit halls of the enclave and noticed that the enclave had been occupied recently and that there had to be more to this mysterious person than they knew, he was to evasive.
Hett had the feeling he knew whoever it was that was here, but could not place where they had met. He moved closer to the council chambers and heard faint movement in the chamber. As he got closer, there stood a cloaked figure, their hands wrapped, ragged like clothes and he could not see their face. “ Who are you and what are you doing here?” Hett said. The person just stood there and did not move or respond to Hett questions. “Do you know what happened to the Jedi that were here?” he continued to say. A long cylinder-like object slid from one of his sleeves and a green blade ignited from the hilt. “ A man of action and not words I see” said Hett.
Kaelyn felt Hett through the Force, along with someone else close by. As he approached the chamber he heard a low humming sound like a ignited lightsaber. He came into the chamber and Hett saw him, the person turned towards him and nodded. Kaelyn nodded back and said “Nice to see you again Quinlan Vos.”
By the way, the Fiery Jade is the name of Makirto's ship
Last Edit: Apr 9, 2006 2:42:02 GMT -5 by tailonkae