System Represented: Castagne
Order Represented: IBI, Castan Executive branch, Bio-research
Ship in orbit: Castan SD-Tecknor
Interacting with: Derek Dib Darth Metus
True, Karlie had been one of the first to arrive at the meeting...seemed somebody had to. Although that had not been her intention and rightly so it played out. She had not approached any of Tynna's Council members nor representatives to spark Castagne's interest in what this system could exchange between them. That would have placed Castagne as an Opportunistic society, which was far from what it were.
As such, she only exchanged pleasantries from some of the delegates which had greeted her upon arrival. There were certainly some standard file and data exchanges that had not been formerly given, not up to this time. They were clearly mostly updates and privi released data for just this meeting which had not been previously available in open files to all of the factions vying for Tenna's induction.
She had little if at all any interactions with other CIS reps that were present, her attention only briefly going over their features and putting to memory. Her datapad however were certainly not only registering them, but this meeting once it got underway. It were for prosperity purposes and nothing underhandedly. She was certain Tenna was recording everything on their behalf anyway.
"What the-..." Her datapad registered a Derek Dib....tracking the individual as he seemed to make his way in.
Karlie had previously noticed the man walking in, but had failed to recognize him and went back to her data. But her datapad indicated it was the Viceroy Dib, only not quite the man she remembered on Alderaan following that system's attack from TSE.
Her eyes looked down at the tracking of the individual and then to the man himself. Her eyes took over going over his features. Yes...it were Derek Dib.
By God, what had the man been through?...
The data streamed in as to what.
Karlie took her eyes off him a moment and went over the profile.
Eshan... the Mandolorean offensive...of course.
Karlie had little direct privi of that recent altercation between the Mandos and the CIS...which by all accounts still fueled a civil war
on many fronts, including that of the CIS. Eshan were a conflict that should never have been and the man Derik seemed to be contesting to that fact.
Karlie had her own war during the Eshan crisis. An accused homicidal maniac, she had been a part of both the CIS's darker more persuasive regime via said interrogators that she personally were able to experience...and then made reluctant guest on Castle Morpheus, Nine Lives personal Capital ship.
Karlie had missed the Eshan war as she were fighting for her own life. Not only had she been accused of the Melida/Dan genocide, but of being responsible for Darth Metus son Riggs death on that system.
No, she missed the Eshan war...
But she recalled Derek on Alderaan where they were the only two CIS systems that had responded to the attack on that system. Only that she and Derek had come to their aid too late. The sith had done their worst and all that were left were a few detachments of sith forces..suicide terrorists cells left. Her disappointment in the CIS stonewalling and not going to the aid of Alderaan and of the Free World Coalition seemed to reflect of Derek's own eyes at the time.
She remembered the man's disappointment as well as hers showing up on Alderaan when they should have been there during the onslaught of sith in forces.
Alderaan and the collapse of their neighboring FWC faction was Karlie's pivotal point in questioning her Vicelord's (Metus) ability to lead the CIS.
Seemed the CIS's needs had taken a heavy toll on the Viceroy. She had met Derek when he seemed more virile.... more color on his distinct features-
"Shoot..." Her thoughts relayed what her eyes had failed to pick up in a flash. Derek had took notice of her staring over to his person.
Karlie couldn't now look away could she? then again, why would she? She had been meaning to get an opportune moment to speak with the Viceroy...about some matters...
She only lowered her stare to get her person up and to go over to where he had taken seat.
What better time to see how he fared was there? Maybe she'd get more insight as to his take on their (CIS) stance on aiding factions outside their space, especially non-sith factions. What would be Derek's take on their sith Vicelord not moving against TSE's encroachmentsjust outside CIS space. Was their Vicelord giving a free pass to TSE, because he too were sith?
Karlie knew she had to be careful of what she thought. But how else to know if others were questioning the same things?
So as other members of the CIS delegates and representatives filed in, one after another, neither Karlie's intuition, nor her datapad revealed to her that shadow which came to come over to her as she rose to her feet to go over and speak to Derek.
She were blind in the sense as to the presence that had come over to her.
Karlie had been purged of midicloreans to the point that she had no attachments or connection whatsoever. She were not like what she had been breed by her mother to be...a vessel for her own immortality. Her mother had produced daughters for Millenniums, versing them in the use of the force and when the time came, she would occupy her daughter's temple, her new younger body. Karlie had been the only daughter to realize her mother's sithy immortality and had put an end to that by severing her own connection to the force, by purging herself of midi. Karlie's father had supposedly disposed of her mother once that whore witch were discovered to be. But her ghost had haunted Karlie as she grew up. It were only when Karlie found the means to rid of midis that she rid of her mother's ghost.
So it would not be far fetched for her to dislike siths in all forms and genders... Metus being one, especially holding tittle to the CIS.
And it were without say that what she had gone through concerning the mystery surrounding Malida/Dan and so forth that she had wondered as to why the Vicelord had not jumped at the opportunity to sever her head the moment she were wrongly framed for the heinous crimes on Melida/Dan and the death of his son. And lucky for her he had patient enough to wait for a verdict, as she were found innocent and had indeed been framed.
If one were to guess as to why her throat suddenly got restricted, it were not by the sheer will of force. At least not intentionally by the Vicelord. no, Karlie chocked up upon turning to see whom it were that approached her without so much as her datapad announcing it.
"Gasp..."Her throat tightened up. It were her own doing mind you as Metus were the last man she had expected to meet here. She knew she'd have too, sooner or later, just that at this moment Karlie had not prepared.
"Uh-hum..." She only seemed to be able to manage at first.
It were the first time she had actually met the man in person and right now she cursed as to why she had put off going to the lady's room after all the water she'd been consuming while going over her files. Yes, at that moment, not only her throat seemed to have developed a lump she couldn't seem to swallow but if she didn't rush over to the refresher soon-
"Fine..." A tiny voice manged to ring through out of her.
"Ahem... Good..." She nodded able to get that lump down without so much as break into a cough.
" ...It was a smooth jump....sir...
Edited by Karlie Lynn Destat, 10 March 2019 - 03:58 PM.