Lilla realised quickly enough that there were three of them on her side, not two – but was unsure of either of her team-mate’s capabilities.
Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:08 AM
Posted 04 June 2018 - 04:06 PM
So that went about as far as Dax had thought. The Rogue wasn't quite keen on trying to slap these canine monstrosities with his saber all day though. The next Nighthunter leapt at Dax, and instead of his saber lancing towards the creature, the blade hissed back into the hilt as sparks and arcs of lightning zapped through to air, connecting with beast. The Nighthunter hung, suspended in the air, as its body convulsed, blue arcs of electricity coming off of him. With a small effort, Dax launched the creature away and into a tree, its hide smoking and singed.
"You didn't have a death wish when you took this job right? I can't imagine why anyone would volunteer to fight off a pack of Nighthunters...are you trying to impress someone?" the Rogue muttered, half to himself, half to the Jedi. Honestly, he was beginning to wonder if the woman was insane.
Posted 04 June 2018 - 07:03 PM
Lilla was a little disconcerted by the use of Force Lightning. Or was it Electric Judgement? Either way, she’d have to delay having a conversation on the subject until the present danger had passed. Assuming they lived of course — which was her intention.
Posted 04 June 2018 - 10:47 PM
'Yup, this chick's insane' the Rogue thought to himself as another of the creatures leapt for Dax's throat. Catching the canine by the throat, Dax's saber ignited once more as he did one of the stupidest things in his ilfe, shoving his hand into the mouth of something trying to eat him. The orange blade sprouted from the side of the Nighthunter's head and the Rogue tossed the corpse aside, just as the sound of tearing fleh could be heard behind him.
Turning around he swept his saber at the creature that had scored his companion, "Can you stand?" he asked, offering one hand as the other attempted to fend off the number of creatures still standing.
When Dax hadn't been looking another, Nighthunter had leapt at the two Forcers, but luckily for them, Athena was there, and she too leapt at the creature, tackling it to the ground. A brief scuffle, ending with the Kuskuri sinking her teeth into the neck of the Nighthunter.
Edited by Dax Fyre, 04 June 2018 - 10:48 PM.
Posted 05 June 2018 - 08:11 AM
Lilla endured the pain. She was no expert duellist – and still struggled to be the one with the impetus to end a fight. She could defend impressively, but that switch to taking the offensive was mentally difficult – and she also found she lost focus on her defence during those moments.
Posted 05 June 2018 - 02:49 PM
Dax nodded silently as the woman got back up and returned to her zen-like state. The Jedi may have been the serene eye of the storm, but the Rogue was the storm itself, a tempest of fury.
As Lilla defended, Dax took these opportunities to unleash upon the creatures. A mixture of the Force and saber lashed out at the dark creatures. Gouts of fire and lightning singed their hides as the saber knocked each aside as they attempted to pounce upon them.Another fell to Dax's saber, the blade jutting out from its skull before being flung away once more.
"Do these things ever give up?" the Rogue asked as he battered another one away. Dax was beginning to lose track of how much time they'd spent in this fight.
Posted 05 June 2018 - 06:25 PM
Their team-work paid dividends. True to her word, Lilla was able to wear the creatures down, without giving them an opportunity to further injure her. And the weakened beasts were no match for Dax, who was able to take them out one by one.
Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:36 PM
Dax nodded and and raised his hand, palm up as if cradling something. As his hand went higher so did one of the Malraas. Bright bolts of lightning shot from the Rogue's fingertips, the creature convulsing in pain as the electricity coursed through its body. A Force Pull brought the beast's neck to the Rogue's waiting hand who swiftly brought to the beast to the ground. All four legs sprawled in the air, attempting to claw at the man, unable to, the boot on its neck threatening to kill the Nighthunter should it struggle too much. The barking echoing in Dax's ears suddenly stopped as he jabbed his saber into the beast's hungry mouth.
Stepping off the corpse Dax wiped sweat from his brow before gesturing to the last Nighthunter, "All yours hun. I've had my fill."
Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:48 AM
Lilla did not sense anything particularly malevolent about the Force user she was with, but by now she was sure he was – at least at times – tapping into the dark-side.
Posted 11 June 2018 - 02:28 PM
Dax watched as the woman's saber became nothing more than a blur of light, surrounding her and battering the Nighthunter as she pushed forward. The screen of light was all Dax could see anymore, but he could hear the yelps and whines of the unfortunate canine. Deciding that the Jedi had everything under control, the Rogue flicked off his saber, the orange blade hissing shut, before he clipped it onto his belt.
Moments later, the last of the threats had been taken care of. "You're damn fast, I'll give you that." the Rogue Master lauded, "Wouldn't wanna meet you on a battlefield." He looked around at their handy work before shoving his hand into his pockets, "We should get your leg looked at. I've got a couple droids with a couple of medical protocols installed on my ship."
Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:50 PM
Lilla relaxed once the final threat had been eliminated. On another day, and in a different place, she would have considered healing herself, through a meditative healing ability she’d learned. But this was Dxun and the want of the dark-side was sufficient to make her wary to use the Force to work any first aid on herself.
Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:58 PM
"You want some help there?" Dax asked, offering a shoulder for her to lean on as they made they're way back to the ship. "And yes," he chuckled quietly, "that was Force Lightning." The man took a deep breath and sighed as he tried to sort out exactly how to explain what he was to the young woman. "I wouldn't say I'm a Dark-sider, no, but I can't say I'm for the Light either. I'm what you Jedi call Rogues." he began. "About eight years ago, I was also a member of the Order. But, things happened that led to me leaving, of my own accord. I told you earlier I was the Grand Marshall of the Judges in the Coalition remember? Well, that's the Outer Rim's version of Jedi...with fewer rules, and yes, a few dark-siders in our midst."
Dax was waiting to her the brief gasp of shock, or sudden outcry that lightsiders were working with darksiders and about corruption and the lot. He tended to get that quite a bit when he spoke to Jedi about the differences in the Core and the Rim. He didn't mind it anymore, he was used to it if anything.
Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:54 AM
Lilla smiled, although as the adrenaline wore off and the oppressive presence of the dark-side impacted her, it felt – and no doubt looked – more like a grimace.
Posted 12 June 2018 - 03:35 PM
Dax allowed the younger woman to drape an arm over his shoulders as he put his arm around her waist to help her remain standing.
"Can't really say it is. Usually people run at or away from me. I'm can't really blame 'em either."
The rain had started up again since they had begun walking back to Dax's vessel, but it wasn't the cascading downpour like before. Now it was little more than a quiet pattering, the sounds the rain drops hitting the canopy of leaves.
"I wasn't always the 'well-meaning lightsider'," the Rogue began to recount, "I've been on both sides of the fence. Fighting for myself, full of nothing but hate, anger, and I've fought for others, with no other purpose than to see them happy and safe. But there was always something to fight for. Do you fight for something, someone? Or do you fight just because its what you're told to do. To battle the Dark."
Posted 12 June 2018 - 06:17 PM
“Consider yourself lucky I’m in no fit state to run anywhere, let alone away from you,” Lilla chuckled.
Posted 13 June 2018 - 01:06 AM
Oddly enough, in his near decade and a half in his dealings with war and crime, the question of light allying itself with dark had never appeared. He’d made genuine allies, then friends of both Jedi and on rare occassion Sith. The use of the Force had never stopped it before. The man found it odd, that such a thing could put a halt to such things. He’d always valued the character, values and goals of his allies over their methods. Perhaps not everyone was like that though, he couldn’t fault anyone, let alone the young Jedi that now limped alongside him. Especially since he’d expierenced the kinds of horrors the dark could unleash first hand.
“Yeah, we’re almost there.” Dax said, as he pushed aside a branch so the two could pass through easier. Within a minute or two the pair would arrive at the Dawn, and the medical attention to attend to the woman’s wounds.
Posted 13 June 2018 - 09:01 AM
Lilla nodded at Dax’s remarks. “You draw on the dark-side but do not follow the Sith Code – or the Jedi Code. Some will gladly ally with you – as I mention, the Silvers have no qualms about dark-siders being in their midst. And by dark-sider I am not apportioning good or bad behaviours or actions to that title, merely their means of drawing on the Force.”
Posted 14 June 2018 - 12:57 PM
Dax nodded, understanding her point of view. He didn't necessarily agree, but he couldn't fault her for. Just as he was about to open his mouth to say it, the Jedi lost consciousness. Thankfully he had a good grip, so she didn't slip from his grip and into the dirt. Dax scooped her into his arms as her body went limp and carried her the rest of the way.
Dax walked aboard his ship and was immediately greeted by the three security droids he'd acquired...it must've been years ago during a raid on a warehouse. The Rogue carried her to one of the spare rooms and laid her down on the bed.
"Orders, commander?" the first of the droids asked.
"Just patch her up One. Nothing you guys can't handle I'm sure. Saya asleep?"
The three droids had come in handy more than once. When he'd first got his hands on the three droids, the Rogue had reprogrammed the droids and uploaded some extra programs, among them, a combat medicine program. While it wasn't a replacement for proper medical attention, the droids would at least be able to sew up her leg. They were capable of that much.
In Dax's own quarters a number of Force related artifacts were laid out in display atop his dresser. A Sith Holocron, in its own little container to nullify its dark radiating aura, the gleaming curved saber of another Sith, a couple ancient Jedi texts enclosed in their own container to protect the fragile pages from the elements. The Rogue placed the two sabers from his belt along side the other saber before going to check on the droids and his guest.
He'd watched them work for a couple minutes before leaving once more, going to another room. This room was different from the others. While the majority of the ship was only sparsely occupied by objects and artifacts, this room was full of children's toys. Dax wondered if he should decorate the walls too as he walked to the crib in the corner. The Rogue looked into the crib, a tiny pink skinned Zeltron quietly snoring bringing a smile to his face, his darling girl.
The droids would finish their work, the woman's leg stitched up and bandaged. Nothing terribly serious. "The Jedi is still unconscious," the second of the three droids would inform Dax, "We recommend that she refrain from serious physical exertion to avoid tearing the stitches and reopening the wound."
"Thanks Two. Keep en eye on her till she wakes up, come get me when she does."