((This chapter has a bit more action than the last few. Enjoy! ))
Jag ran to the cockpit as the ship exited hyperspace. A Star Destroyer had moved into his hyperspace path. Whether it was intentional or not he didn’t know, but he just hoped they wouldn’t hail him on the comm. He was preparing to set his ship’s ID to one of the counterfeits he had programmed in as the comlink beeped.
*”Unregistered Sith Dreadnaught… Identify yourself, and prepare to be boarded.”*
“Shab!” Jag said as he pounded the control panel with his fist, eliciting an unhappy trill from the organic portion. He shut off the comlink and attempted to maneuver around the Star Destroyer, but the larger ship fired a handful of warning shots in front of the Je’karta Solus
“Okay, so that won’t work. “ Jag said as he reactivated the comm. “Maybe I can have a talk with them.”
*”Unregistered Sith Dreadnaught… Attempts to escape will result in use of lethal force.”*
“What the frakk do you want? “Jag asked with as much authority as he could muster. The comlink filled with static as the Star Destroyer replied, but Jag thought he heard a slightly muffled voice saying something about “Mando’ad”.
*”Shut down your systems and prepare to be boarded… You are piloting an unregistered and obviously stolen Sith Dreadnaught… Any attempt to retaliate will be dealt with harshly.”*
"Shab! When those Imps come on board and find all of the stolen imperial weaponry they won’t be all too happy. They’d better not damage my ship!"
Jag thought as he shut down his ship’s systems. He had worked too hard getting the Je’karta Solus
in working order after that controlled crash on Ossus.
When the imps broke into his ship, Jag was standing near the boarding door using his stealth field generator. Three Stormtroopers (two humans and a Talz) immediately rushed in with their rifles raised, followed closely by a Dark Jedi.
Jag was startled to see a Dark Jedi aboard his ship, so he did his best to mask his presence with the Force. The Dark Jedi didn’t seem to notice Jag as he turned to his troopers.
“You two! “he said as he pointed at the one of the humans and the Talz, “Check the cockpit! You, “He growled at the remaining human, “Come with me.”
The Dark Jedi and his Stormtrooper walked towards the cargo bay as the other two ran to the cockpit. Jag followed the Dark Jedi, since the cockpit doors were locked. The doors were made of nearly indestructible Beskar plating, so those Stormtroopers wouldn’t be breaking in.
When they finished their search of the cargo bay, the Dark Jedi and Stomrtrooper started towards the hangar. Jag pressed a button on his gauntlet alerting Kyr’galaar
to remain inactive.
When the Dark Jedi found the inactive Basilisk War Droid and enough extra Beskar to equip an army, he immediately called back the other troopers. The other Stormtroopers walked into the hangar as the Dark Jedi commed his superiors on the Star Destroyer.
“Master, “he spoke into the comlink, “our ally was right. This vessel was stolen by a Mandalorian. There’s a Basilisk War Droid big enough to raze a small city in here.”
Someone on the other end said something.
“Yes master, “the Dark Jedi replied, “send him right in.”
Jag suddenly became restless at that statement. He heard the Talz say something in his language about the cockpit doors, and the Dark Jedi saying something about in not mattering. Something just made him uneasy. He heard two sets of boots walking down the corridor towards the hangar.
Jag’s heart must have skipped a beat when he saw who walked in. Standing just a few meters in from of him, wearing their signature armor; was a pair of Death Watch Commandos.
“Where is your Mand’alor? “The Dark Jedi asked them impatiently.
“He has other matters to attend to.”One of them retorted arrogantly.
“Yes, “The other chuckled, “Apparently one of our scouts came back with a bad report. He has to be punished for his failure.”
“He sent us in his stead.”
Mand’alor! That title hadn’t been used in over a century. The last known Mand’alor had been Boba Fett, and after his death no one had stepped in to take the title. And now some Death Watch scum was claiming it? He had to do something!
The Death Watch Commandos and the Dark Jedi were discussing what to do about the Basilisk and the seemingly empty ship when Jag deactivated his stealth field generator. The Stormtroopers barely had a chance to respond before they were cut down by Jag’s blaster.
The Dark Jedi wasn’t able to activate his Lightsaber before Jag snatched it away with the Force and executed a Sai cha
One of the Commandos pulled out a Vibrosword as the other pulled out a blaster pistol. The one with the blaster was skewered when Jag launched the Lightsaber at him, but the one with the Vibrosword got close enough to take a swing at Jag that whistled past his helmet. Jag might have been halved if he had not Force pushed the Commando back as he swung.
Before the Death Watch Commando could recover, Jag lifted him off the ground with the Force.
“Give your Mand’alor
this message! “Jag growled at him, “Tell him that no Death Watch dar’manda could ever hope to truly claim the title of Mand’alor! And let him know that a real Mando’ad is going to put him in his place!”
“And who is this message from?” the Commando grunted as the invisible hand tightened around his torso.
“Tell him to remember the name of Jai’galaar Bralor. “And with that, Jag threw the Commando across the room towards the door to the hangar, “Now go, “He shouted to the Commando, “and tell them not to waste their fire when I leave!”
As the Commando quickly left the Je’karta Solus, Jag went to the cockpit and sealed the ship's boarding entrance. He then broke the seal with the Star Destroyers docking hatch and activated his Yuuzhan Vong biot hyperdrive.
The biot hyperdrive, when used in conjunction with his regular one, allowed him to resume his course towards Zonama Sekot within moments.
The Star Destroyer was able to let loose a few futile shots as the Je'karta Solus
disappeared into hyperspace, and the Commando delivered his message.
The Death Watch Commando didn’t last the remainder of the hour.
To be continued...