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Valad Yar

Valad Yar

Member Since 09 Feb 2019
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#1916836 Uncovering the Past

Posted by Valad Yar on Yesterday, 02:55 PM

Valad Yar smiled at the simplicity, yet accuracy of the words Ronak spoke. "You are correct, it was a Sith creation, but the Jedi of that time were much different from what they are today. They were much less peace keepers and more warlords and planetary governors. Jedi Lords they called themselves. But a small detail, the Thought Bomb was a weapon created by the Force, that when released, consumed the life energy of all Force-Sensitive for many kilometers in any direction. The destruction it brought to Ruusan when deployed by the ancient Brotherhood of Darkness was extreme. Hundreds of Sith and Jedi were killed, and many thousands more others were lost. An added side effect was the spirits of those Sith and Jedi caught in the blast were trapped within the Thought Bomb, which as far as I know still exists, waiting." Valad Yar fell silent for several seconds as the pair continued to walk, shaking his head briefly. 


"I plan to find that device, in truth. The spirits of the ancient Sith held within interest me greatly, the knowledge and power they hold could be beneficial to me and the future of the galaxy. But it does pose risks..." He fell silent again as he continued along, his shoulders sagging slightly as he looked off into the distance. Perhaps he had spoken too much, but Valad Yar was putting faith in the fact that perhaps Ronak could be trusted with some of the inner workings of his plans. It would be a great boon to have him as an ally for those things yet to come. 


Domino Gray Venasir

#1916829 Journey to the Darkest Heart

Posted by Valad Yar on Yesterday, 02:48 PM

Valad Yar barely paid the dock official any mind, glancing at him only briefly. The mans eyes went pure white as he stumbled backwards, his weak mind overwhelmed and broken with a mere thought from the agitated Sith. The dock official simply stood in place as Valad Yar ascended the ramp, heading back into the hold. He secured for himself a small spot in the vessel, unloading his bag on a crate and spreading the books out across them. With little time to waste he opened the first one and began to read, his mind devouring the information within the pages of the book as he closed himself off from the rest of the world around him, focusing all his effort on the task at hand. 


Each book he had taken was a script written by ancient followers of Exar Kun, the original Sith that created the Sith Academy on Korriban. They were largely ignored by the modern Sith, but to Valad Yar, they were priceless. They would go a long way to educating Valad Yar and those that he would gather in the future, and begin the process for which he would rebuild the ancient legacy of Exar Kun. Perhaps he could find more allies on this mission, perhaps not. But at the moment, he already had aquired something worth the trip alone. Halfway through one of the books though, something caught Valad Yar's mind. It spoke of an ancient holocron stored on Korriban, an ancient one that supposedly Exar Kun himself had created and passed along to his disciples. It had come to Korriban, and had been lost to time. Even better, the last known location was near the site the expedition was travelling to already. Valad Yar would find this holocron, he promised himself as he kept reading, hoping to find more secrets. 


Orex Mauda Ronak

#1915908 Journey to the Darkest Heart

Posted by Valad Yar on 18 February 2019 - 10:22 PM

Valad Yar was surprised by the arrival of the student, and he began to reach out with the Force to dominate his mind when Oren Mauda acted, brutally finishing off the student and then hiding the body. It was an effective solution,though perhaps not the best given the circumstances. They could have dealt with the student much as the guard outside, buying them time and covering their tracks. Now with a dead body in the equation, they were on the clock. Eventually the body would be found, and then not only would they be barred from the Academy, they would be hunted across Korriban. This recovery mission had suddenly become a possible close combat operation as Valad Yar saw it. He was glad he had decided to bring his lightsaber with him. 


Moving to follow the others, he briefly glanced at Ronak, a prickling interest at the back of his mind drawing attention to the wolf warrior. Something was there...Valad Yar was certain of that. He did not have time to concentrate on it now, but he would deal with the matter later. First and foremost they had to escape this Academy before the the body was discovered, and they needed to be a long way outside the range of the cannons scattered through the valley before they were hunted. It was certainly going to be a very interesting trip.


Luckily he had already found what he had been looking for.

#1915724 Uncovering the Past

Posted by Valad Yar on 18 February 2019 - 01:13 PM

The obvious place to look for the item Valad Yar sought would be in the Valley of the Jedi. It was a massive place, with numerous different cave entrances and locations to explore, but Valad Yar couldn't be entirely certain. He wanted to first ensure what he sought was not anywhere else before he entered that dark place. It could have been moved since then to another location for all he knew. The stories he had heard of what happened there...the destruction the device he sought had caused was something even he was nervous about. The mere name brought goosebumps to his flesh as he scanned the horizon, looking for some other place it might be as he and Ronak made their way down the river. As their journey continued, Valad Yar began to dread more and more, coming to be certain he knew where it would likely be...


Shaking the thoughts from his head, Valad Yar turned his gaze to the city in the distance, visible but not entirely so. The Silver Jedi Order would have the location heavily defended, no doubt. And it was likely he would not be able to get anywhere near it in his present state. However, should the mission at hand be successful, he just might be able to achieve a goal he had believed to be a mere fantasy, a goal he couldn't quite grasp. The thought of that event brought some warmth back to his body and he turned back to the search. 


Grimacing, Valad Yar turned to Ronak, his voice quite and withdrawn as he spoke to the warrior. "Tell me, have you heard of an object known as a Thought Bomb...?



Gray Venasir

#1915692 Journey to the Darkest Heart

Posted by Valad Yar on 18 February 2019 - 11:23 AM

Valad Yar was silent as he moved through the archives, his eyes taking in the vast amounts of information and knowledge that was kept here. The sheer amount of it was almost daunting, though he kept himself in check as he inspected a small collection of scrolls detailing one of the numerous Sith civil wars in the past. However, he put them down when he felt a pull at the back of his mind, a siren call to a shelf halfway across the room. Here, a small collection of ancient books were haphazardly stacked, as if discarded for countless years. Valad Yar picked up the first one, running his hand across the dusty surface of the book to reveal the title. The moment he read it, Valad Yar opened the book and began reading through the first few pages at a fast pace, consuming all the knowledge within. 


Looking back at the shelf, Valad Yar began to inspect all the books, stacking them neatly together as he looked around the room. He spotted a small bag laying on a table, likely left by a student after his studying session. Valad Yar extended his hand and the bag shot to him, and he began to put the books within the bag. He glanced around to ensure no one other than his companions were watching, before walking back towards the table, the full bag making a resounding thud as he placed it on the table. He then extended his right hand, placing two fingers on the top of the bag, while bringing his left hand underneath, forming a small diamond with his fingers. He spoke several words in the ancient language of the Sith, as well as other, harsher words. When he was done, a brief flash of purple flame shot from his fingers to seemingly consume the bag, burning it away to nothing. Finished, Valad Yar reached down and picked up where the bag was, tying it around himself. 


It was a simple spell he had learned a few years ago. The bag was hidden from the eyes of most, but if someone took the time to focus and reach out with the Force, they would be able to see it. Valad Yar just hoped no one would be that bothered. Moving back through the library, he began to look for anything else of value.


Ronak Orex Mauda

#1915039 Journey to the Darkest Heart

Posted by Valad Yar on 16 February 2019 - 02:28 PM

Valad Yar ignored both of them as he walked up the ramp of the Academy, his presence naturally forcing students and teachers alike to step out of his way as he approached the guard. The guard readied himself as Valad Yar approached, the hostility evident in his gate as he came to a stop just before him. The guard opened his mouth to speak, but no words came out as he made eye contact with Valad Yar. Those close enough could feel a sudden burst of Dark Side energy, going back and forth for several seconds before the guards eyes suddenly took on a glassy look. He reached into his own uniform and brought out a medallion that he extended to Valad Yar, briefly bowing his head to the Sith before stepping to the side and leaving the path open. 


Turning back to his companions, Valad Yar held up the medallion in the light. "Found one. Lets us move quickly, he will not remain like this for too long..." He slipped the medallion into his pocket as he waited for his companions to approach, before following them into the Academy itself. Valad Yar paused briefly as he looked around at the Academy, the place unknown to him, yet familiar all at once. He felt a connection to this place, much like he did on Yavin Four. The pure connection to the Dark Side of the Force was powerful and all encompassing here. Valad Yar felt refreshed, revitalized within the depths of the Academy. He untied the cloth around his mouth and nose, lowering it so he could breath easier as he looked around. 


He felt a tug towards one side of the Academy, a distant voice in the back of his mind calling him. In a moment Valad Yar realized what it was, and smiled. He found found what he had come to look for. Now, it was just a matter of getting to it. 


Orex Mauda Ronak

#1915037 Uncovering the Past

Posted by Valad Yar on 16 February 2019 - 02:20 PM

Valad Yar smiled briefly at the words of Domino, shaking his head. "Oh, the battle I am talking about happened much, much longer ago. Long before the Silver Jedi were even an idea. Long before the days of the first Galactic Empire, during the times of the ancient Old Republic. What we seek is far more ancient then anything the Silver Jedi could have hoped to discover. That being said, your help is still appreciated. I shall go with Ronak along the route of the river. Let us keep in contact every thirty minutes if we discover anything." Nodding to them all, Valad Yar turned to head down the hill, moving with Ronak. 


Dominio was going to prove a problem if she kept her higher position. Valad Yar was not ready for the Silver Jedi to know of his presence, especially not on this world. He could only hope that he found the item in question before the others did, then all would be fine. At the moment though, he turned his attention back to the world around him, extending his feelings out through the Force to try and find the location of what they sought.


Gray Venasir

#1914497 The New and the Old

Posted by Valad Yar on 15 February 2019 - 11:20 AM

"The project at hand is to remove a...firewall you might say. A piece of technology I have gotten my hands on recently is protected by extensive levels of technological locks and security protocols that as of yet, I have not been able to crack. The knowledge held within the device is immensely important to me, and so I tracked down the most qualified person for the job. Your name came up several times, and so I reached out to you. Now that you are here, I can tell I made the correct choice..." His words trailed off as the lift came to a stop, opening up to a massive chamber. Valad Yar stepped off the platform, taking in briefly the three droids behind Aren D'Shade before focusing on the objects in the room. The droids might prove an issue in the long run, he would have to watch them carefully. 


The room they were in was a perfect sphere, with railing leading to a platform suspended over a glass bottom. The sides of the room were filled with dozens of computer terminals, mechanical stations, and almost all the equipment one might need for the coming mission. As well, several technicians and workers from the Exarite Corporation were in the room, all their eyes turning towards the new individuals as they stepped into the room. However, Valad Yar ignored them as he walked towards the center of the room, a podium set into the walkway. On the podium a glowing, crimson pyramid seemingly made out of glass was connected to dozens of different wires, each one leading to the terminals set into the wall. Turning back around, Valad Yar gestured to everything in the room. 


"This is where you will be conducting your work. All these people are at your command and are here to assist you in this task. And this...this is the item you must crack. I procured it on the world of Korriban, deep inside Sith Empire space." As he spoke, Valad Yar briefly ran one of his hands over the Sith holocron, the device seeming to glow brighter at the contact before Valad Yar focused on Aren fully again. "The security on this device is beyond anything my staff has ever seen before. I hope you are up to the challenge."

#1914485 Journey to the Darkest Heart

Posted by Valad Yar on 15 February 2019 - 10:24 AM

Valad Yar was quite as he watched the body of the student crumble to the ground, the students around it looks nervously between it and the teacher that now proceeded with the lesson at hand. Valad Yar had to restrain himself from acting, from stepping forward and cutting down the instructor for the waste of life. The Sith needed to be firm, strong, and powerful. Only through the full understanding of the Force, and the understanding of how to use knowledge properly would see them to the power they sought after. To kill one as an example to the others was not simply wasteful, it was an insult to the ways of the Sith. Every life lost away from the battlefield was a crippling blow. The student had a lapse of judgement, and brief moment when the answer was not his. He should have been punished, yes, but not killed. Had he been spared then he could have been taught, educated, and turned into a more powerful warrior. There was now one less potential warrior to carry on the name of the Sith, even this corrupted and worthless one. Things like this were part of the reason Valad Yar despised the modern day Sith, and why he believed his plan had to go through even more now. 


He turned his head briefly to Ronak as the other looked his way, and Valad Yar shook his head quickly in annoyance. They could do nothing for now, and must simply accept what they saw. Valad Yar swore though that he would return to this world one day, and personally butcher and slaughter every single one of these instructors. Those that taught only through fear and punishment were useless to the true Sith. 


Valad Yar followed Orex Mauda out of the facility there were currently in, his body adjusting quickly to the sudden change in the environment. There was power here, despite the foolishness of the caretakers, Valad Yar could feel it. The expedition would prove useful, whether they achieved the goals of Orex or not. In the distance, Valad Yar could see the Academy proper, the testament to the endurance and importance of Exar Kun and his teachings. Valad Yar would get inside the Academy no matter what, and find the knowledge held within. Nothing would stand in his path.

#1913820 Journey to the Darkest Heart

Posted by Valad Yar on 13 February 2019 - 07:24 PM

Valad Yar nodded his head briefly as Orex Mauda spoke, agreeing with him to a point. To a point, conflict was simply inherent in the methodology of the Sith. Even when a policy was made that outlawed the practice of fighting among the Sith, it simply lead to that organization, the Brotherhood of Darkness being wiped out by another Sith, and leading to the creation the Rule of Two. Conflict had to be controlled among Sith, but it could not be stopped. Such a thing was simply not possible given the Dark Side of the Force. However, he made several good points on the flaws of the current Sith, all flaws he himself had noted. As the alarm sounded through the vessel, Valad Yar extended his hand and his lightsaber shot back to his hand, which he swiftly clipped to his belt as he moved back into the vessel. 


He began to gather the few supplies he had brought with him for this trip. Once it was all done, he reached up and tied a small black cloth around his face, covering everything from his nose down, while he put a pair of glasses, the lenses adjusting to the light of the vessel. The moment he stepped off the transport they would adjust to the blaring sun of Korriban. He could simply use the Force to protect himself from the hostile environment, but it would be a waste of effort. It wouldn't be much of an issue either way, but he preferred to have some precautions in place rather than nothing. As he walked back towards the front of the transport, he nodded briefly to Ronak as he leaned against the wall once more, preparing himself for the time ahead.

#1913753 Journey to the Darkest Heart

Posted by Valad Yar on 13 February 2019 - 03:35 PM

Valad Yar rose from where he sat, moving to take an open position before Ronak and reaching for the lightsaber at his hip. He put it to the side as he brought himself up to his full height and regarded the wolf warrior for a moment, thousands of thoughts flying through his mind as he considered his next words carefully. "Exar Kun was a Jedi many thousands of years ago, as I said. During that time the Jedi Order, much as they do today, cloaked themselves in half truths. They claimed to be peace keepers, but they were often the leaders of the Republic armies. They claimed to be scholars, and yet they destroyed knowledge if it did not fall under what they accepted as truth. They were weak, cowardly, and foolish, hiding from what they could not understand. Exar Kun left them to seek true knowledge and understanding of the ways of the Force, in all its aspects. It brought him to Yavin Four, a small moon rich in the history of the ancient Sith. There he came to learn the truth, and the Sith, the true Sith were reborn under him." Valad began to pace as he continued to speak, folding his hands behind him. He decided to dive directly into a point that Ronak had brought up.


"There is far more to being a Sith than to simply know how to kill, how to maim, and how to inflict agony in others. These are mere tools, assets to be used at the right time, but they should not encompass all that a Sith is. Anyone who allows those simple things to dominate who they are, to be all that they can, are no true Sith. They are beasts, mere savages who claim to be something far beyond their hopes and dreams. True Sith understand power must be used accordingly, and only when necessary. They must know when to use diplomacy, when to build and create, and when necessary, to destroy. Knowledge is the building blocks of a true Sith, the foundation from which they must establish themselves. Knowledge of the Force in all its aspects, knowledge of when to and when not to use force to achieve your objectives. Knowledge of how to use the power of the Sith. The modern Sith lack this knowledge, seeing only violence as their solution to a problem. A true Sith is a warrior and a scholar. A teacher and a killer. Only when one understands the importance of Knowledge and Power can they claim to be truly Sith." Pausing in his pacing, Valad Yar lifted a gloved hand to his head, rubbing his temple briefly as he turned to Ronak once again. 


"My apologies, I let myself get carried away. Have I answered some of your questions?" As he spoke, he noticed Orex Mauda had approached, and he dipped his head to him in greeting.

#1913695 Journey to the Darkest Heart

Posted by Valad Yar on 13 February 2019 - 12:00 PM

Valad Yar smiled at the mention of the Sith Academy, memories that weren't his own trying to overwhelm his mind, though he kept them in check. He looked up at Ronak briefly before continuing, considering his own words carefully. "The Sith these days are...disappointing, to say the least. I cannot fully support what it is that they have become, even though I consider myself a Sith as well. However, I follow the teachings of Exar Kun, an ancient Dark Lord of the Sith who was once a Jedi. He saw the hypocrisy in the methods of the Jedi, their failing, their weakness, and sought out the true path. He found his answer and become the first Sith the galaxy had seen in many hundreds of years. He forged a new unity for the Dark Side of the Force, and nearly brought about the destruction of the Jedi and the Republic in those days." Pausing briefly, Valad Yar smiled to himself before continuing.


"His actions, his legacy would be the beginning for all else to come. Darth Revan, Darth Nihilus, even Darth Carnifex of today, all owe what they are to Exar Kun and his original Brotherhood of the Sith. One of his original followers is the one who built the Sith Academy. As a follower of him myself, I am most eager to see if there are any remnants of his teachings there. If you are curious about the true ways of the Sith, I would suggest looking into Exar Kun himself. If you have questions, I will be more than willing to answer them." Finished, Valad Yar leaned his head back against the wall of the ship, closing his eyes briefly as he fought to control the memories that were flooding his mind at his story. What he did not tell his companion was the full truth of his ties to Exar Kun. He did not mention that the spirit of Exar Kun himself had passed his knowledge, power, and memories onto Valad Yar on Yavin Four. That would be a tale for another time if this expedition went well.

#1913679 Journey to the Darkest Heart

Posted by Valad Yar on 13 February 2019 - 10:58 AM

Valad Yar nodded his head briefly, taking in the words of Ronak as he looked around the ship. These two did seem to have a bond, he had noticed it and felt it the moment he had entered the room for the initial meeting. A connection forged in combat was one of the strongest bonds someone could have, trusting your life into another's hands so that you could both survive. It was a novel concept, though Valad Yar did not put stock in such things himself. In this galaxy, you had to trust yourself above all others, and the moment you let your guard down, the galaxy would tear you apart. Trying to find an ally he could trust entirely would be dangerous on his part, and he did not feel the need to do so at this time. However, he would not deny the strength it gave others. 


"How do you feel about this journey? The item we intend to find is...interesting, though I find the location of our destination far more so. I have never personally visited Korriban myself, but even I know that world is not to be taken lightly." As he spoke, Valad Yar leaned against the side of the vessel, folding his arms across his chest and assuming a relaxed position. He was truly excited to go to Korriban in all honesty. The potential gain he could find would be immensely helpful. He would support the expedition to the end, but that would not stop him from pursuing his own objectives while he was there. 

#1913676 Uncovering the Past

Posted by Valad Yar on 13 February 2019 - 10:47 AM

Valad Yar nodded his greetings to Gray Venasir as he arrived, before briefly turning his gaze to Domino once again. The question did not surprise him, she had come by chance, not entirely by design. However, free will had led her to this location, and the decision to approach had been her own. She had taken the first step to joining the expedition already. "Whether by conscious decision or by the will of the Force, we are all here. Some have come because I asked them to. Others were guided here by the Force, whether they realize it...or not. But the choice that lays before all of you is the same. We are going to find relics from the past, knowledge and understanding for those interested, and wealth and trinkets for the rest. I welcome you all to join with me as I set out, but it is your decision." With his brief statement done, Valad Yar turned to Ronak, nodding his head briefly at the warriors question. 


"The location we are looking for is set near a large cave network. The battle in question took place both above and below ground, and evidence of the conflict should still remain. I have a general idea where the location is, but it will require some searching once we arrive there. It should not be too difficult to uncover. As for the relic...it will be located in the deepest section of the cave system. I shall travel down there myself to investigate before any of you do to ensure it is safe. I will warn you all though, should you hear voices, even for the briefest of moments, you must try and block them out. Do not listen to what they have to say, and do not deviate from your path. I will handle that relic myself. Once everything is done, you will each receive your promised payment at the beginning of this expedition, and more besides that for completion. And as for our other friend, should she wish, she can receive the same pay as the rest of the party." Nodding his head, largely to himself once he was finished speaking, Valad Yar turned and gestured into the distance. 


"My estimates place the final battle site within five kilometers of this location, the reason I had us gather here. With your help, we should find it with little effort." As he turned, the lightsaber at his side came into view for the first time, shifting from the motion slightly as it came to rest once again.

#1913086 The New and the Old

Posted by Valad Yar on 11 February 2019 - 10:49 PM

Valad Yar was silent as Aren D'Shade exited her craft, approaching him. Almost at once Valad detected the connection to the Force that she had, though it was unrefined. She was not a practitioner by trade, otherwise the Force around and within her would be more honed, stronger and more reactive. In his mind, Valad Yar saw the Force within her barely moving, though he saw something else. The Force within her had darker shades to it, not the usual brightness in the grand masses of the galaxy, or the Jedi. She had been exposed to the Dark Side of the Force in the past, likely recently. If all went well, perhaps she could become a valuable asset to his goals. Possibly, he might have even found his Apprentice...but he could not get ahead of himself. First, she had to be tested, and then, she had to be turned. Only then would Valad Yar know for certain. All these things went through his mind in the few seconds it took for Aren to approach Valad Yar where he stood on the roof of the building. As she drew closer, he smiled and inclined his head, extending his hand to shake. 


"Welcome to Bestine, my friend. I am Valad Yar, and I am pleased to finally meet you in person. I trust your trip here was pleasant?" Valad kept the smile and warmth in his voice evident as he spoke to the woman, though his eyes briefly took her in, sizing her up and determining her strengths and weaknesses at a glance. She was not a fighter, though she could be quick on her feet. She was technologically genius, but not socially so. All traits that held promise if they could be worked on in the future. "I hope that you will find your stay here enjoyable, I have prepared rooms for you, and have stocked them with anything you might need. If there is something that you would like, please do not hesitate to let me know. Now, I am certain that you are curious as to what the job you have been hired to accomplish actually is. You must understand, the nature of the endeavor required the upmost secrecy, and I could not afford it to be widely known. I assure you, your payment will be well worth the added secrecy."


Turning, Valad Yar began to walk slowly back into the building, ensuring Aren was beside him as he moved back towards the lift at the end of the hall. Once on the lift, he pressed the console and they began to descend, going past the ground floor of the building before heading further down, into a deep vault built under the building. The project was truly something Valad Yar wished to keep secret, and whole new levels of the complex had been dug out and built just to ensure no one could detect what was to begin soon.