Star Wars: A Gathering Storm

Malzanorian Harloon - Transcript Part 2

Malzanorian Harloon: I incorrectly assumed the fugue in the force was coming from deeper in the cave because I could sense the Dark Side.

Master Orlo Krell: And the Dark Side was not the fugue you speak of?

MH: The Dark Side is many things, but rarely vague or murky. On the contrary anytime I’ve encountered the Dark Side I found it to be… crisp like a stimulant.

OK: I see.

MH: The cave was old, though not so old as me. It served as the tomb of Darth Valen.

ARCHIVE NOTES: Scout service report on Darth Valen tomb corroborate events and details of the tomb.

OK: And there was a “ghost” who possessed a statue, animated it and gave battle. Is that correct?

MH: Yes.

OK: You defeated this guardian called Ezerhaden? And then took a crystal skull which was a Sith Holo-crystal?

MH: Correct.

OK: You used the Sith lightsaber?

MH: I did.

OK: I know there was a skirmish with the KKree and you found Selia V, but we can come back to that. I’d like to jump to your involvement with Count Duku on Silea Prime.

MH: As you wish.

OK: How did you come to be Duku’s associate?

MH: I and my compatriots from the Searcher were his guests. He sought to curry favor with the Silean people by connecting himself with its new found heroes.

OK: And are you a hero?

MH: I am a Jedi.

OK: Formally this is not true.

MH: You will find Master that many of the truths we cling to depend on your point of view. I do as the Jedi do therefore I am Jedi, but I would never call myself a hero.

OK: Duku is a seditionist, did he try to recruit you?

MH: Vigorously, but not just me. All of us, but only after the attack.

OK: The attack… tell me.

MH: Cloaked vessels approached. Duku’s sail barge was straifed with ion fire and was listing badly. Armed boarders landed on deck and we repelled them. When Frye and Cage had the boarders well in hand I made my way onto the enemy transport where I encountered a lone Jedi.

OK: Jedi?

MH: Woman of indeterminate race, but she looked vaguely human. She was there to kill Duku and sounded more like a Sith than a Jedi…

OK: Explain that – what does that mean?

MH: She was aggressive and angry. She became rapidly frustrated when I questioned her actions and attacked me.

PK: Perhaps she thought you were Sith?

MH: I was wielding a green light foil and I made no move to attack her.

PK: Proceed.

MH: We fought briefly, but she was far too powerful for me and I retreated.

PK: Were you scared?

MH: It was a tactical retreat.

PK: If we can go back… you said earlier that you mistakenly though the fugue in the Force was located in the cave? It wasn’t?

MH: No Master the fugue in the Force is all consuming.

PK: Meaning?

MH: Meaning the Force is different now. It is more difficult to access. The Universe as a whole is less connected to the Force.

to be continued…



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