The sound of us moving in the armour of the knights still doesn't sit right with me even after 6 years of training in it, training for this. My name is Malac, I was once a leader of a small tribe on an insignificant planet. Now I have risen to the rank of Knight Commander within the Reformed Eternal knights, the personal forces of The Mad Prince of Zakuul. Our Lord, Atonus has sent me and my squad to a planet called Felucia, he says that there are two people present here that will be important to the Empire going forwards.
One has the potential to match our Lord in the force while the other will offer the Lord wise counsel in matters to do with the force be it light or dark. Neither of the two is aware that they will be working together in the future, we are here to save the life of one of them and give a message to the other.
6 of us have been deployed to Felucia, there is me, my vice-commander, a native of Zakuul, Armalus. a force-sensitive woman with a little less potential than myself, 2 knight paladins who specialise in healing named Anna and Artemis. Finally, there are two knights in training, a young boy by the name of Arcann, an orphan that has been raised by his majesty and Vaylin, a young girl the same as the boy, an orphan trained by his Majesty.
We have been on many missions together and as a squad have a close relationship, there are many squads of knights in the new order, as a commander, I lead five squads in total, each squad is lead by a captain who reports to me directly. Above me should be a knight general however one is yet to be appointed, so for now, we get our orders from the prince himself.
"Old Man Malac, how long until the assassin lands on the planet?"
I smirk at Vaylin as she pulls a face at me, "Our Lord said he would land in an hour, until then we are to keep tracking the Jedi, we are not to engage until either side is about to die, is that understood?"
The two knights in training nodded their heads, my vice commander simply smiled while the Paladins were talking between themselves like they always do. I like our squad the most, I feel the trust our Lord has in me, protecting his Pseudo-Children, although he treats them the same as every other knight, you can see the pride in his eyes whenever they complete a mission.
Unlike what I expected when the Mad prince dragged me and my tribe to Zakuul, we were accepted into the budding Empire with open arms, I myself have settled down with a Native of Zakuul, we are expecting children later this year. Now I bet you are wondering about the children born from the union of a Human and a Tunroth?
Well so did I until a few months back, the former vice leader of my tribe, Dunis had his first child with his Human wife, the child looked Human in appearance however it inherited our spikes on the jaw bone, it seems to have also inherited the natural tracking ability of our species, commonly referred to as quarry sense. Evolved over thousands of years of hunting, we have an innate sense of what direction their quarry had taken. The child used it to track its mother whenever she left the child alone, scarring her quite a few times if I remember correctly.
"Malac, the Jedi seems to have noticed a force disturbance, can you feel it too? I can sense a dark side presence approaching the planet, albeit a confused Dark Side presence, is this the assassin?"
Reaching out through the force as the Lord had shown me, I too found a small ship entering the atmosphere of the planet,its time for the showdown to begin.
"Are we ready to move out? Our Lord has predicted where the two of them will clash, we are to head to these coordinates as soon as possible."
As we began to move out, I felt the presence of a force user behind us, it appears we have been found, by a confused padawan it seems. I know she will not interfere as the Lord told us so, his predictions are getting stronger as the days go on, he claims it is his Father's powers, that he is slowly learning to master for himself.
As long as it helps us to survive, I don't care who the power used to belong to, I simply want to see my family again, that is all that matters....
So some comments seem to be disappearing from the book for no reason, they don't involve swear words or the like, it's weird but sorry if this happens to you.
The last time skip for a while.