Chapter 1: The Team
Man I wish these windbag senators would shut up! Thought Kassei to herself while sitting in the fourth meeting of this debate. The debate started a week ago, after a new galaxy was found, one even stronger in the force than the current one. Senator Graan was at the podium now, he is attempting to get the empire to let the republic go in and scout it out first.
“Look at it this way, we send the republic's finest warriors and soldiers to go in if they die then we are out people that could win this war for us!” Said senator Graan with some extra enthusiasm at the end.
“Yes but what about if they succeed they could come back with more than we, the empire, could ever handle!” Retorted a imperial senator that had done nothing but deny all proposals even the ones that involved the sith going in alone.
“Yeah well I wish you would just shut up and let the adults talk senator!” Yelled an annoyed Kassei. She had gotten fed up with this senator on the first day.
“Fine but you have not once suggested anything! What do YOU think we should do?” The senator said the word “you” like an insult, probably because Kassei had yet to even speak in one of these meetings.
“I think we should send 8 people including myself to this new place, as I am still technically under republic rule I will count as one from the republic. I think we should send one trooper and two jedi, one a healer and one a fighter. Then the imperials can send a two sith and a agent, I will bring Elainia as the bounty hunter.” Kassei said this with such confidence that the others in the room balked and tried to find words to demerit this proposition. Lets see them deny this everyone wins. Especially me. Thought Kassei to herself while scanning the room for those who wished to speak.
“I will not condone it but I see the merits of it, if any jedi go they will go of their own accord and it will not be funded by the order.” Said Satele Shan, the current master of the Jedi Order. At least she will let the jedi come, I have two in mind that would come with me at a moments notice. But the funding is a valid point. Thought Kassei.
Kassei stands back up and adds to her proposition “I will be funding this, and I will ask that I pick the people going if the four powers will allow.” The last part of the statement sent an almost seeable shiver through the room, Kassei the leader of all criminals had people from the two powers in her back pocket ready to use. “Yes and what you people don’t know is that some of your forces are working for me. Now that thats out do we have any nay sayers here? If not then I will ask everyone to wait while I decide on who should go.”
No matter what happened the others knew not to cross Kassei, especially now that they knew she had groups of people on her payroll. No one spoke but no one denied the claim, even the sith who would never let the Jedi work with them didn’t say anything for several reasons. One was that they Sith were weak right now and anything that could give them more power would be fine in their books. Two was that they knew just how far Kassei’s hand went into the four powers here, and they did not want to upset the balance.
As Kassei left the room to find her list of people in her quarters she was accompanied by a tall girl in a set of blood red armor with a black skull on either shoulder. As she took off her helm, Kassei sighed as she recognized the black haired woman, it was Elainia, one of her favorites in her organization. As she looked over the woman's features she noticed that she had on makeup. Since when does she wear makeup? Unless she has found a guy I don’t think she would even go near the stuff. “Yes El do you need something?” Kassei said aloud after thinking about the makeup, which she found interesting.
“Yes Kass I would like you to bring Candrel, he is a good soldier and would be a good asset to have. He is unconventional but he gets the job done.” Said the black haired woman.
Kassei smirked and ran a hand through her dirty blonde hair, which she had up in a small ponytail, then said “I think you want him to go for more than that, it has something to do with the makeup. He asked you out didn’t he?”
Elainia blushed and fumbled to find the words, when she spoke it came out in bursts but all together it sounded like this “Y-yes he did and I’d like him to go because I-I really like him too.” She finished by looking down and blushing even more.
Kassei laughed and said “Alright alright he can go but if you or him choose each other over the mission I will kill you both.” The last part of the statement made Elainia flinch as she knew Kassei would and could do it too.
“Thank you, I will go get him now.” with that the black haired girl ran off her hair flowing behind her. Kassei stopped and considered how dangerous it could be to have them both on this mission together. Well they have known each other for six years, it may work out better than planned. Kassei thought to herself. She paused and decided to get out of her own head after she picked her crew.
As she walked into her quarters she found two Jedi, the Jedi she wanted to bring waiting in the room. Not touching anything but standing stoic and patient. “Just the two goodies I wanted to see, I guess you two want in?” Kassei said with a bit of sarcasm in her voice.
“Yes we would, Greath here will go if I do. And I assume you wanted us along, as you have tested us on our faithfulness endlessly.” Said The twi'lek jedi named Jassei. All Greath did was nod, he wasn’t a man of many words. He found them pointless to say because words were to quickly changed, he did everything by action not by word.
“Yes I would, now go get your gear, I need to decide who I am going to have join us from the sith and imperials.” Kassei sat down in her chair and pulled over a holopad with names and affiliations on it, as she scrolled and scrolled she ran across three names that stuck out, one she was weary about because he was very volatile. She got her holophone and called the three of them, one by one they all joined, some needed more convincing, the two sith in particular did.
After she got her team, she sent a message to all of them saying to meet back in the senate room. When everyone had gathered she said loudly “This is my team, people from every faction in this room, we will go to this new galaxy and find out what it is and how we can be allies.” As no one said or did anything, mainly because a mission like this had never been done and because you had two of the most powerful and most dangerous Sith and Jedi were in the room working side by side. The scope of this was massive and deadly. but greatly seen as necessary.
The group left and went to the Kassei’s ship, as they got on the dirty blonde stopped and thought Well this oughtta be fun, got death death and death plus we have no freaking clue what we are doing. If something goes wrong and these Jedi and Sith start fighting, I have no clue how I am going to stop them. From what I understand this galaxy is so potent in the force that Jedi and Sith will be greatly improved on their force abilities. Kassei shook her head and got on her ship, she looked over all of the people and saw that the Jedi and the Sith were not talking but not giving each other death glares, which was a good start. Kassei sat down in the Captains chair and got ready to fly, her favorite part of being her. The flying made her feel like she could be anything do anything, a feeling she never wanted to go away but always seemed to.