Location: Mt Cetril, Alderaan at House DeVoe
Objective: To aid Commoner's people
Interaction:Open, once enroute
An hour passed since she were excused by her father....
Marina was gazing out over Aiden pass on top of Mt Cetril, her family estate. It were a clear day...blue skies, no clouds... just wisps of snow ice coming off some of the mountain peaks before her.
The reflection of her brother in the window pane announced his presence in the library.
"I heard." he said, as he approached her.
Marina took a deep breath, making like she was brushing her hair back, although in a quick swipe with her thumbs wiped the tears from her eyes. She didn't answer him, but kept him in check in the reflection.
He came up next to her and looked out a moment before turning to lean his back on the pane.
"Commenor is under occupation. These sith are-" He started to say when..
"They're vermin, Jerrid! All siths are vermin!" She interrupted, before turning to him.
"Yes, that could very well be what they are.
But they are still quite beyond the scope of your... skills." He said, slightly clenching his teeth.
Marina picked up on it. It were difficult not too, as they had once been almost inseparable...they were after all twins.
Why should I believe you when you yourself don't believe that...huh?" She brushed her eyes across his sight, before he pushed his self off the glass and walked over to one of the small end tables to an ornate reading chair.
"Marina, there are a lot of things you don't understand...a great...many...things." Jerrid took to picking up the small statuette ..a remnant of Old Alderaan. It were one of the rare few items that had survived from their ancestral world by which the Galactic Empire under the reign of the vile sith Emperor Palpatine had destroyed. He then put it back down when she asked him what ' things' she didn't understand.
"I understand that we all talk a big game...father there, part of the Council spoke of meeting these vermin head on...taking the fight to them...yet once again we remain in the side lines as a system. " She then pointed out before she realized what she said.
"Marina.." Her brother started to speak.
"I'm sorry... I didn't mean to speak about father that way. I know he defended our home..our Providence during their attack on us here. I'm just ...just tired s'all." Marina said, slumping her head against the glass. "I... I find it hard...so hard to think straight sometimes.." She dispeared.
"It's alright to be angry, you know. But never to the family."
"Yes, I know...
I know... sigh.... I spoke without thinking..." Marina pulled herself from the glass and went over to the chair near where her brother was by the table. She plopped herself down.
"I'd like to be alone for awhile if you don't mind." She then said, resting her arm on the chair with forehead in hand.
"As you like... " Jerrid started to leave.
"Thanks... thanks for caring... I know you're struggling with this too..." Marina said, feeling her brother's steps come to a halt, before continuing on with his exit.
Jerrid didn't reply. He didn't need to...couldn't lest he reveal more than he did. He and his sister had shared their mother's womb, and before he had left for what was said to be off world schooling they had been inseparable... one in the same in heart and spirit. But traditionally the male heirs of House DeVoe were schooled outside the system. Something which she had questioned multiple times and had received no concrete answer or even where these schools or universities that they claimed they went were. It were one aspect of her family that was denied her.
Marina sat there in the library awhile thinking about the fate of her friend Cessy under the sith occupation. Marina knew and quite understood she could not help her friend directly. She had no means to do it. But even so, she had gotten through the initial blockade and managed to save and evacuate survivors of a farming community near Juniper Canyon. Her intentions before her father grounded her ship were to stock up with what she determined could be needed medical and food supplies and run the sith blockade again...land..leave supplies with some who could distribute it and maybe take off with those whom wanted to leave their home. That much she could do, as she couldn't fight, but help with the resistance nevertheless.
As she sat there mulling over one idea after another as to how she could circumvent around her ship she realized that there could be others like her that were gearing up to aid Commenor. She was certain of it in her heart. She just had to find them...maybe convince them to take her along. Sure, she'd go to Commenor with no ship, no supplies and no means of rescuing anyone...but she knew she'd have to go no matter what.
Her heart had been racing as she came to conclude what she was going to do.
Now to get to a port down in the valley...maybe the capital, where she could get on some transport that would take her to a system where she could find others that were going to Commenor.
Well, she wasn't going to get there sitting pretty in that chair.
Marina got up and headed to her room. She did have to pack a bug-out pack...change of clothes... credits..energy bars...yes, energy bars.
'Ooh..MRE's, yes, of course MRE's!' she thought.
She could sneak them from the family hangar stores.
Her plan was set.
She'd have to sneak out..pretend to maybe go see a friend down in the valley. It was her only reason she could use to grab hold of one of her family speeders...
"Ooh!.." Marina nearly ran over her brother as she rushed to her room.
Was she OK? Why sure...sure she was Ok, she assured him.
Uhm, I'm going over to Mariya Fleischer 's chateau..." She then said.
"I need some air...it's way too thin up here..."