Taldryan Great Hall, Council Chamber
“And you are sure he is still there?” Rian asked into the round gathered within the Summit chamber of Taldryan. Meetings like this have become rare these days and the members of Taldryan attaining them got fewer as well.“I mean, we all have seen the newsfeeds showing the devastation of Antei’s surface, chances are high he was killed during the Rite of Obscuration.”
“The underground levels of the Shadow Academy were constructed to withstand all kinds of attacks including orbital bombings and ground assaults so chances he has survived are as high as that he was killed during the incident Rian.” Keirdagh Taldrya Cantor countered the younger man’s words.
“We also got intel from one of our agents aboard the VSDII Paladin that confirmed that there have been containment areas deep within the subaltern passages of the Academy still under power.”
“This also adds up to the latest orders of the Grand Master requesting every Clan of the Brotherhood to prove their loyalty to the throne by eradicating any ‘desirable’ acting against it.” The slender woman to his right spoke up.
“I assume then, you are the one leading this mission, Seyda?”
“Indeed, Master Rian. Though it has been the Gray Jedi Cole Drayson first bringing this up before the Consul and like them, I agree that this is a one time opportunity to free a potential ally or even some more in the name of Taldryan.”
“Alright, since there is seemingly no argument, you can’t counter, I can as well join your team and aid you on Antei. How many men do you got for this mission?”
“For now? You and me, as well as our agent on the Paladin, who will join us on Antei.”
“Three men? Are you serious? You must be sure that as many members of the Brotherhood follow the orders of the Grand Master equals the number who will seize the opportunity to gain artifacts and relics for themselves.”
“You got a point, but we are low on numbers Rian, there aren’t as many who will be up for such a mission.” The Consul said.
“Hmmm… Let me talk to a few people. And you Seyda, make sure to have a ship ready for us when I contact you.”
Orbit over Antei
The streaked starscape of hyperspace snapped back to normality. On the outside the orbit around the devastated world that once was the seat of the Brotherhood’s Power was buzzing with activity.
“Scanners identify capital ships from all Clans of the Brotherhood.” A member of the bridge crew announced from his station.
“Incoming call.” announced another. "It’s the Avenger II."
Captain Nara Odbris looked from one of the Taldryanites present on the bridge to the other waiting for whom will take the lead first.
“Let me take care of this.” Rian took the call. “Audio only.”
“Avenger II, this is High Inquisitor Rian Taldrya aboard the Taldryan ship Valor speaking. Seeking permission to enter the orbit of Antei to carry out the Orders of the Grand Master.” The Savant said in a commanding voice.
“Welcome on Antei High Inquisitor, you were granted permission to land on the surface of Antei. Proceed to Vector 128.43 to begin your landing operation.”
“Thank you Avenger II, Valor out.”