Jona lay on a metal bed in a holding cell, trying to recall the events that led him up to this point. Who would have thought just a week before, Jona was a normal Jedi Padawan who didn't plan to leave Tython for at least another year.
Jona's master, Darak Enn, was consistantly pushing the council for to grant him an apprentice. He was the Grand Jedi Watchmen, and Jedi of that rank are restricted from apprentices. Darak had once been friends with Jona's uncle and sense much potential in the boy. Reluctantly, Jedi Master Jade Skywalker granted him permission.
Darak was the best teacher Jona could ask for. As a Watchman, Darak had studied the ways of the force more deeply than any other Jedi in the order. The Council did not grant such people padawans because they thought that such power in the hads of one so young would prove far to dangerous. Instead, they elected those who were to become Watchmen, from the Jedi who showed extreme self-control. Darak was one such Jedi. Jade Skywalker did not fear Darak would lead Jona astray; he feared Jona would take the knowlage he learned from his master and use it for ill purposes.
Being a rare exception to the Watchmen's rank, Jona was restricted from many of the other rights Padawan's had. He must work in solitude and not recieve help from others. Also, he was restricted from carrying any possesions other than his robe, and his traning saber. Darak thought the Jedi were going to far, but he dared not argue with the council. Jona spent years of his life under Darak, until one day, his master mysteriously disapeared. This happed about the time of the Jedi's exile.
Almost a years had passed since the galaxy was divided. A federal group led by Senator Vemik, Sucseeded the Republic and formed a new Galactic Federation. The Republic senetors, however, did not try and fix this problem, but instead, blamed the Jedi for it. Mon Elek, Republic Chancallor at the time, hestitantly made a decree that Jedi were no longer recognized as deffenders of the Republic.
The Jedi Knights were exiled from Coruscaunt and their Temple was demolished as a symbol of the end of their troubles to the Republic. Under the some senators wer not satisfied however, and under the leadership of Senator Baron Onrik, they attacked the Jedi ships leaving coruscant.
Onrik underestimated the Jedi and lost the Battle however, and retreated to Coruscant. But to his suprise, he did not recieve a warm welcome, but an instantanious banishment from Republci space, for treason. Neither the Republic no the Federation would take him in. He left the Republic wiht the remains of his minor fleet, vowing revenge against the galaxy that had exiled him.
As for the Jedi, they recieved invitations from Senator Vemik, now the Viceroy, to join the Federation. Some Jedi, such as Jona's childhood friend, Tanara Antilles, accepted, but the bulk of the Order, remained neutral on Tython and Yavin IV. The Jedi's glory and Honor was lost to the galaxy. Now they were nothing but recluses "hiding" on their ancestors homeworlds.
Jona's master at first was thought to have joined the Federation, but Viceroy Venrik denied any knowlage on Darak's wereabouts. The order almost gave up all hope of finding him, until Jona claimed to have felt his master suffering on Dromund Kaas. Great stress was place on the Council. The only Jedi worthy of the position of Watchmen might be on Dromund Kaas, a Federation world. They only one able to track him was his apprentice, Jona K'har.
But Jona's training was not nearly complete, and sedind someone highly secseptable to the lure of the dark side with the knowlage of one of the greatest Jedi to a planet covered with darkness was not an dea that the Council liked at all. But They knew that they could not risk loosing their greatest Jedi Watchmen ever known, so they sent Jona to Dromund Kaas, to find out about his master.
"And thats how I ended up here." Said Jona out loud while in the cell.
"Oh, did I miss something?"
Jona looked up and saw not only Braiden, but his master standing there as well.
"In case you didn't guess," said Braiden," we're here to rescue you."
Jona replied, "Well make it fast. We need to get out of here. And..." Jona paused." ...there's something i need to discuss with you master."