Orderu Aspectu Temple
Lyra 3K-A System
Ruvlak raised his right hand to his communicator. He was honestly starting to get annoyed by the woman’s constant badgering requiring him to keep updating on the teams progress through the temple. If they want an update at least let them make some progress first!
Nonetheless, he was here on a mission and he had a job to do.
“We are about to enter the room at the other end of a passage we believe holds the artifact we seek. Stand by for updates, Green two out.”
That should keep them satisfied for the moment.
The team then proceeded down the passageway all the while noticing that the walls were getting thinner and thinner until they were in single file. Ruvlak led the way followed by Idris, then Appius and lastly Kano covering their backs.
“They need a better architect, this is ridiculous!” Commented Idris humorously, causing Appius to chuckle beside him.
After a couple of minutes, much to their relief, they reached the end of the narrow passage and entered into a spacious circular room dotted with symbols on the floor and carvings within the walls depicting the stories of the Ordu Aspectu’s time here long ago before them. Visibility was poor however.
“Well, I appreciate our little intimate team bonding experience down the passageway so don’t get me wrong, but I’m really glad to be able to breathe again!” Idris stated as he took a big stretch out with his limbs.
“You do know we have to go back through that way to get out right?”
It was Appius who replied back to him with a cheeky smile adorning his face at the reaction of Idris to his statement.
“You have to rain on my parade, don’t you Appius?”
All the Jedi Padawan could do was laugh at Idris’ statement, drawing Ruvlak’s attention once again.
“Focus you two, we’re here.” Said the Male Sephi as they approached a concrete pedestal in the centre of the room, holding a pyramid shaped object upon it. This was the object they were here for.
“You’ve got to be kidding me…” said Appius as he approached the object.
It was a holocron detailed with glyphs and symbols not too dissimilar to the ones in the room they were currently in.
Appius picked up the cold metallic object in his hands and inspected it over. This was the reason he was here. He is well versed in ancient artifacts and could potentially identify and more importantly, value the object they found here.
“Well?” Kano asked with his arms folded.
“Well what?” Appius replied.
“Is it valuable?” Kano said. Getting straight to the point.
“It’s more than valuable, Kano. This is history!” Said Appius, getting carried away with the discovery they had found before he continued.
“Not just of the Ordu Aspectu but of the Lyra System and Jedi as a whole. To the right person this would be priceless. But it also depends on what’s inside it…”
He poured the Light Side of the Force into the holocrons and immediately it reacted to him. Opening up and revealing a hologram of two hooded figures who were unfortunately indistinguishable from each other. One stood whilst the other knelt with his head lowered.
“We give into the Force, so that we may achieve eternal life. We offer this sacrifice so that his blood may fuel the will of the Force and give us eternal strength.”
Suddenly, the knelt figures head was decapitated ruthlessly by a sharp blade and dropped to the floor. Blood seeped out of the void space atop the man’s shoulders. The image of this made Appius shudder and he closed the Holocron, not wishing to see anymore.
“Well, that was grim. You ok, Appius?” Asked Idris after noticing the Jedi had gone a whiter shade of pale after watching the recording.
“Yeah, I’m fine. That was just… intense.” Appius replied trying to shelve him emotions for the moment.
Idris approached Appius and clasped a hand onto his shoulder.
“Welcome to the Brotherhood.”
Those words did nothing to help Appius’ unease at the situation but suddenly, something dawned on him at the back of his mind.
“Wait… the Collective has been here a while, right? We got to this pretty easily. Shouldn’t they have picked this up by now?”
It was then the reality of the situation became very apparent to the four men in the room.
This is a trap.