Tanis watched as Solus stalked off into the forest to do his dirty work. While Shiv and Tealani were away scouting, Tanis thought it was a good time to meditate for a few minutes before they inevitably ran into trouble. He sat on the jungle floor cross legged and closed his eyes.
It was relaxing. Tanis began thinking of his old master, Olee Starstone who died recently, leaving him with his mission of redeeming Luke Skywalker. Tanis missed her...she was not only wise and a great teacher but at the same time a great friend...
"Olee will always be with you."
Tanis was startled by the voice that appeared from behind him, he didnt sense anyone approach. He opened his eyes and spun around quickly, standing up. He was greeted by an unbelievable sight.
"Obi-Wan!" Tanis was shocked. He hadn't seen Master Obi-Wan in many, many years. Since before Order 66. Tanis could see that Master Kenobi hadn't survived the attack...
"If you were wondering, I was one of the few not to be killed in the attack upon the Jedi. I escaped to Tatooine with the infant Luke Skywalker and left him in his uncle's care. I then remained hidden until the time had come to tell Luke of his destiny. I was later struck down by Darth Vader aboard the first Death Star when I sacrificed myself to allow Luke and his allies time to escape." Obi-Wan's Force ghost said as he crossed his arms.
"I would expect no less from you Master Kenobi." Tanis said nodding "But...it seems your plan hasn't exactly followed through with the best results..." Tanis said, referrencing the fact that Luke now had control of the galaxy and had replaced the Emperor.
"Mine the plan was too! HMPH!"
Tanis spun around to be greeted by another Force ghost.
"Master Yoda! I should have realized you were instumental in taking down Darth Vader and the Emperor." Tanis was glad to see Yoda again. He hadn't been with him since he had trained with him as a child many years ago at the Jedi Temple.
"Not far Luke would have gone without MY training! And not far YOU would have gone without it!" Yoda said shaking his cane.
"Certainly not Master Yoda, certainly not." Tanis said
"Yes, Yoda trained Luke on Dagobah for some time before he passed of extreme old age." Obi-Wan said.
"When nine hundred years old YOU reach, look as good you will not. Hmm?" Yoda said to Tanis. Tanis smiled.
"However Tanis, mine and Yoda's plan DID end as it should have. The Emperor was defeated after Luke showed Darth Vader that Anakin Skywalker was still alive within him. The Chosen One put balance to the galaxy...of sorts. What we hoped wouldn't happen was this fall out. Luke has not turned to the Dark Side entirely, he is not a Sith Lord. He has not taken a title. He is instead living a lie. He is in denial of how close he is to the Dark Side, and how wrong he has been ruling the galaxy. That is why we are here now speaking to you Tanis." Obi-Wan said
"Went to Master Starstone we did, before she died. Told her of these things. Charged you with the mission of redeeming Skywalker she did. Restore peace to the galaxy, you must." Yoda said, being firm.
"Yes...(Tanis sighs softly)...I know. It is a dawnting task. I already managed to infiltrate Coruscant and yet I failed to reach Skywalker there." Tanis said to the Jedi Masters
"It is a most difficult task Master Tanis. However, have faith in your abilities. You also have your apprentice, the Jedi Knight, Shiv." Obi-Wan said, reassuring Tanis.
"Have a whole galaxy of beings who want the end of the Empire you do. Help you must find." Yoda said
"Indeed." Tanis nodded.
"We are also here to assist, naturally... For some time, Luke has denied my audience with him, believing himself to be in the right and that I am leading him to destruction like the Jedi of the Old Republic. Recently he has had a lapse in his judgement, however, and I was able to discern that he has been taken hostage by a group of Sith, and they are using the Force to block his mind and body, holding him at a secret location." Obi-Wan informed Tanis. Tanis was shocked at this monumental information.
"Where??" Tanis asked them.
Tanis walked slowly through the jungle on his way back to the group. He pondered on this new information. Things had continued to accelerate rapidly lately, and his moment alone with two of the greatest Jedi ever known was no exception. He hadn't heard from either of them in years, and he had long mourned the supposed loss of Obi-Wan Kenobi, being an admirer of his and even crafting his lightsaber similar to his back when he was an Initiate. He still used that lightsaber now.
Tanis suddenly sensed that Shiv was approaching...somewhat quickly. After a moment the Wookie crashed from the treetops and landed in front of Tanis gracefully.
<Master Tanis, you must come--...Why do I sense somethin--...What happened?> Shiv asked looking behind Tanis.
"...Nothing...Well...I may tell you someday Shiv. Don't worry about it for now." Tanis said thinking.
<...Oh, alright. Well you should come quickly. Tealani's pet led us to something very interesting.>
"Indeed? What is it?" Tanis said as they began walking
<Well its...you should come see.>
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