ዬ [PDF]-Free Read ಫ Revan: Star Wars Legends (The Old Republic)  ጭ Author Drew Karpyshyn ፮ ዬ [PDF]-Free Read ಫ Revan: Star Wars Legends (The Old Republic) ጭ Author Drew Karpyshyn ፮ CHAPTER ONELORD SCOURGE RAISED the hood of his cloak as he stepped off the shuttle, a shield against the wind and pelting rain Storms were common here on Dromund Kaas dark clouds perpetually blocked out the sun, rendering terms like day and night meaningless The only natural illumination came from the frequent bursts of lightning arcing across the sky, but the glow from the spaceport and nearby Kaas City provided than enough light to see where he was going.The powerful electrical storms were a physical manifestation of the dark side power that engulfed the entire planet a power that had brought the Sith back here a millennium before, when their very survival had been in doubt.After a crushing defeat in the Great Hyperspace War, the Emperor had risen up from the tattered ranks of the remaining Sith Lords to lead his followers on a desperate exodus to the farthest reaches of the galaxy Fleeing the Republic armies and the relentless revenge of the Jedi, they eventually resettled far beyond the borders of Republic charted space on their long lost ancestral homeworld.There, safely hidden from their enemies, the Sith began to rebuild their Empire Under the guidance of the Emperor the immortal and all powerful savior who still reigned over them even after a thousand years they abandoned the hedonistic lifestyles of their barbaric ancestors.Instead they created a near perfect society in which the Imperial military operated and controlled virtually every aspect of daily life Farmers, mechanics, teachers, cooks, janitors all were part of the great martial machine, each individual a cog trained to perform his or her duties with maximum discipline and efficiency As a result, the Sith had been able to conquer and enslave world after world in the unexplored regions of the galaxy, until their power and influence rivaled those of their glorious past.Another burst of lightning split the sky, momentarily illuminating the massive citadel that loomed over Kaas City Built by slaves and devoted followers, the citadel served as both palace and fortress, an unassailable meeting place for the Emperor and the twelve handpicked Sith Lords who made up his Dark Council.A decade earlier, when Scourge had first arrived on Dromund Kaas as a young apprentice, he had vowed to one day set foot inside the citadel s exclusive halls Yet in all his years of training at the Sith Academy on Kaas City s borders, he had never been granted the privilege He had been one of the top students, marked by his superiors for his strength in the Force and his fanatic devotion to the ways of the Sith But acolytes were not permitted inside the citadel its secrets were reserved for those in direct service to the Emperor and the Dark Council.The dark side power emanating from within the building was undeniable he had felt the raw, crackling energy every day during his years as an acolyte He had drawn on it, focusing his mind and spirit to channel the power through his own body to sustain him during the brutal training sessions.Now, after almost two years away, he was back on Dromund Kaas Standing on the landing pad, he could once again feel the dark side deep inside his bones, the sizzling heat than compensating for the minor discomfort of the wind and rain But he was no longer a mere apprentice Scourge had returned to the seat of Imperial power as a full fledged Sith Lord.He had known this day would come eventually After graduating from the Sith Academy he had hoped for a posting on Dromund Kaas Instead he had been sent to the fringes of the Empire to help quell a series of minor rebellions on recently conquered worlds Scourge suspected the posting had been a punishment of some type One of his instructors, jealous of the star pupil s potential, had probably recommended that he be stationed as far from the seat of Imperial power as possible to slow his ascent to the upper ranks of Sith society.Unfortunately, Scourge had no proof to back his theory Yet even exiled to the uncivilized sectors on the farthest borders of the Empire, he had still managed to forge his reputation His martial skills and ruthless pursuit of the rebel leaders caught the notice of several prominent military leaders Now, two years after leaving the Academy, he had returned to Dromund Kaas as a newly anointed Lord of the Sith More important, he was here at the personal request of Darth Nyriss, one of the most senior members of the Emperor s Dark Council Lord Scourge, a figure called out over the wind, running up to greet him I am Sechel Welcome to Dromund Kaas Welcome back, Scourge corrected as the man dropped to one knee and bowed his head in a gesture of respect This is not my first time on this world Sechel s hood was pulled up against the rain, covering his features, but during his approach Scourge had noticed the red skin and dangling cheek tendrils that marked him as a pureblood Sith, just like Lord Scourge himself But while Scourge was an imposing figure, tall and broad shouldered, this man was small and slight Reaching out, Scourge sensed only the faintest hint of the Force in the other, and his features twisted into a sneer of revulsion.Unlike the humans that made up the bulk of the Empire s population, the Sith species were all blessed with the power of the Force to varying degrees It marked them as the elite it elevated them above the lower ranks of Imperial society And it was a legacy that was fervently protected.A pureblood born without any connection to the Force was an abomination by custom such a creature could not be suffered to live During his time at the Academy, Lord Scourge had encountered a handful of Sith whose power in the Force was noticeably weak Hampered by their failing, they relied on the influence of their high ranking families to find them postings as low level aids or administrative officials at the Academy, where their handicap would be least noticed Spared from the lower castes only by their pureblood heritage, in Scourge s eyes they were barely better than slaves, though he did have to admit that the competent ones could have their uses.But never before had he encountered one of his own kind with as feeble an attunement to the Force as the man huddled at his feet The fact that Darth Nyriss had sent someone so vile and unworthy to greet him was unsettling He d expected a substantial and impressive welcome Get up, he snarled, making no effort to conceal his disgust.Sechel quickly scrambled to his feet Darth Nyriss sends her apologies for not coming to meet you personally, he said quickly There have been several attempts on her life recently, and she only leaves her palace under the rarest of circumstances I m well aware of her situation, Scourge replied Y yes, my lord, Sechel stammered Of course That s why you re here Excuse my stupidity A crash of thunder nearly drowned out Sechel s apology, heralding an increase in the storm s intensity The driving rain started to come down in stinging sheets Were your Master s instructions to leave me standing here in this downpour until I drowned Scourge demanded F forgive me, my lord Please, follow me We have a speeder waiting to take you to the domicile A short distance from the spaceport was a small landing pad A constant stream of hovercabs was landing and taking off the preferred way for those of the lower ranks who couldn t afford their own speeder to traverse the city As was typical at a busy spaceport, a thick crowd surrounded the base of the landing pad Those just arriving quickly fell into the queues waiting to hire a driver, moving with the disciplined precision that was the hallmark of Imperial society.Of course, Lord Scourge had no need to step into the line While some in the crowd cast sharp glances at Sechel as he tried to force a path through, the throng quickly parted upon catching sight of the towering figure behind him Even with his hood drawn against the rain, Scourge s black cape, his spiked armor, his dark red complexion, and the lightsaber prominently displayed at his side clearly marked him as a Sith Lord.The individuals in the crowd showed a wide variety of reactions to his presence Many were slaves or indentured servants out running errands for their masters they wisely kept their eyes fixed on the ground, careful not to make eye contact The Enlisted the ranks of ordinary individuals conscripted into mandatory military service snapped smartly to attention, as if waiting for Scourge to inspect them as he passed by.The Subjugates the caste of offworld merchants, traders, dignitaries, and visitors from planets not yet granted full status in the Empire stared with a mixture of wonder and fear as they stepped quickly aside Many of them bowed as a sign of respect On their homeworlds they might be rich and powerful, but here on Dromund Kaas they were well aware that they ranked only slightly above the servants and slaves.The only exception to the rule was a pair of humans, one male, the other female Scourge noticed them standing at the foot of the stairs leading up to the landing pad, stubbornly holding their ground.They were wearing expensive clothes matching red pants and tops trimmed with white and both clearly wore light armor beneath their outfits Dangling from the man s shoulder was a large assault rifle, and the woman had a blaster pistol strapped across each hip However, the two humans were clearly not part of the military, as neither displayed the official Imperial insignia or any indication of rank on their garb.It wasn t unusual for Subjugate mercenaries from other worlds to visit Dromund Kaas Some came seeking profit, hiring their services out to the highest bidder others came to prove their value to the Empire in the hope of one day being granted the rare privilege of full Imperial citizenship But mercenaries typically reacted with deference and humility when confronted with someone of Scourge s rank.By law, Scourge could have them imprisoned or executed for even a trifling offense Judging by their confrontational behavior, they were blissfully unaware of this fact.As the rest of the crowd parted, the mercenaries remained in place, staring defiantly at Scourge as he approached The Sith Lord bristled at the continued lack of respect Sechel must have felt it as well, because he quickly rushed ahead to confront the pair.Scourge didn t slow his pace, but neither did he make a move to catch up with the scurrying servant At this distance, he couldn t hear what was being said over the wind and rain But Sechel was speaking frantically, gesturing and waving his arms while the humans stared at him with cold contempt Finally, the woman nodded, and the pair slowly moved out of the way Satisfied, Sechel turned and waited for Scourge to arrive A thousand apologies, my lord, he said as they mounted the steps Some Subjugates lack a proper understanding of our customs Perhaps they need me to remind them of their place, Scourge growled If that is your wish, my lord, Sechel said However, I must remind you that Darth Nyriss is expecting you Scourge decided to let the matter drop They climbed into the waiting speeder Sechel at the controls Scourge settled into the luxurious seat, pleased to note that the vehicle had a roof many of the hovercabs were open to the elements The engines engaged, and they rose to a height of ten meters before the speeder accelerated, leaving the spaceport behind.They rode in silence, drawing ever closer to the massive citadel that stood at the heart of Kaas City But Scourge knew this was not their destination today Like every member of the Dark Council, Darth Nyriss was allowed access to the Emperor s citadel In the wake of two recent assassination attempts, however, Scourge fully expected her to stay within the walls of the personal stronghold she maintained on the outskirts of Kaas City, surrounded by her most trusted staff and servants.This didn t strike Scourge as cowardly in any way Nyriss was simply being practical Like any high ranking Sith, she had many enemies Until she discovered who was behind the assassination attempts, exposing herself unnecessarily was a foolish and unwarranted risk.Yet her practicality had to be balanced against the understanding that her rank was based solely on strength If Nyriss appeared weak or ineffective if she was unable to take firm and decisive action against whoever was plotting her death others would sense it Rivals both off and on the Dark Council would prey on her situation, leveraging her vulnerable position to their own advantage Darth Nyriss would not be the first of the Emperor s inner circle to lose her life.That was why Scourge was here To root out the secret masterminds behind the assassinations, and destroy them.Given the importance of his mission, he couldn t understand why Nyriss hadn t sent a full honor guard to escort him through the city She should want everyone to know of his arrival He was proof that steps were being taken to solve her problem a warning to any other rivals who might be emboldened by the recent attempts on her life Keeping his arrival almost secret served no purpose at least none Scourge could see.They passed by the Emperor s citadel and made their way to the western edge of the city After several minutes, Scourge felt the speeder begin to slow as Sechel brought it in for a landing We re here, my lord, Sechel said as the vehicle touched down.They were in a large courtyard High stone walls stood to the north and south The east end was open to the street the west was bordered by what Scourge assumed was Darth Nyriss s stronghold In many ways the building resembled the Emperor s citadel, though on a significantly smaller scale The architectural similarities were than just an homage to the Emperor Like his citadel, this building would serve both as Nyriss s dwelling and as a fortress she could fall back to in times of trouble, and it had been designed to be simultaneously ornate, imposing, and easily defensible.The courtyard itself was populated by half a dozen large statues, each several meters wide at the base and easily twice as tall as Scourge The two largest depicted humanoids in Sith robes a male and a female They stood with their arms raised slightly forward, their hands palms up The man s face was hidden by a hood the common depiction of the Emperor The woman had her hood thrown back to reveal fierce Sith features if the sculptor s work was accurate, Scourge knew this was his first glimpse of what Darth Nyriss actually looked like From the Hardcover edition. Theres something out there a juggernaut of evil bearing down to crush the Republic unless one lone Jedi, shunned and reviled, can stop it.Hero, traitor, conqueror, villain, saviorthe man called Revan has been all of these He left Coruscant a Jedi, on a mission to defeat the Mandalorians He returned a Sith disciple, bent on destroying the Republic The Jedi Council gave Revan his life back, but the price of redemption was the loss of his memories All thats left are nightmaresand deep, abiding fear What happened beyond the Outer Rim that Revan cant quite remember or entirely forget One thing hes certain of Something dark is plotting to destroy the very existence of the Republic With no idea how to identify the threat, let alone stop it, Revan may be doomed to fail For hes never faced a powerful and diabolic enemy But only death can stop him from trying An excellent book Karpyshyn really draws the reader in.Eucantina Full of adventure, danger, and revelations.TheForce.Net Star Wars The Old Republic Revan Star Drew Karpyshyn is the bestselling author of and Darth Bane trilogy Path Destruction, Rule Two, Dynasty EvilHe also wrote acclaimed Mass Effect series novels worked as a writer designer on numerous award winning videogames After spending most his life in Canada, he finally grew tired long, cold winters Revan Wiki FANDOM powered Revan, known Revanchist male human Jedi Knight turned Sith Lord Dark until, stripped true persona, returned to crumbling Order helped defeat Empire had established He was acknowledged very gifted Legends Book Kindle edition by Download it once read your device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking highlighting while reading Wookieepedia Wikia renowned Revanchist, honored reviled Butcher, dreaded praised Prodigal Human who played pivotal roles both Mandalorian Wars, Civil War, Great Galactic Wikipedia fictional character BioWare video game Knights Republic, which they are playable protagonist, related media expanded universeThe former suffering from amnesia having been brainwashed with false identity serve their cause this only made player late game, prior series, often abbreviated KotOR, RPG subsequent comic book based universe George LucasThe first third installments were developed BioWare, second done Obsidian Entertainment per LucasArts request All published Forge glory Builders, apex Infinite It machine invincible might, tool unstoppable conquest price for one month star wars old republic premium subscription access cartel coin pack, pack november , valued at TOR an online encyclopedia popular MMORPG Electronic Arts This site contains thousands pages relating items, missions, characters planets, well voice actors, expansion information news articles about Action Figures Toys Collectibles journey into toys begins here No franchise history planet has generated interest exciting collectibles than that takes place long time ago galaxy far, far awayDrew Canadian working credit union some time, eventually became developer joined towards end Baldur s Gate tie novel II Throne Bhaal stayed Retribution New York Times Evil, several other fantasy science fiction novels, including Revelation AscensionHe computer company October Karpyshyn Next update October Let talk bad reviews may seem strange topic update, especially Chaos Unleashed hitting shelves few days But something every runs eventually, so why hide Annihilation again writes amazing If you re fan previous work will definitely strongest Mass Series Shelve Complete Novels Bundle Revelation, Ascension, Retribution, Deception Darth Destruction Bane, set BBY hardcover released September Del Rey paperback excerpt Death A new audiobook Simple List Timeline Novels simple list all full length date, chronological order when stories take does not include young readers books short novellas List Books In Chronological Adino Blog graphical have excluding graphic reference electronically HK Development posted forum HK named homage dropship Shattered Steel However, lead claimed name derived billiards team name, turn partially AK Appearances purchases Tatooine games following English Franchise Title Author ISBN Genre Based Notes Alan Wake Revan: Star Wars Legends (The Old Republic)

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