Shortly after the events at the Crypt.
Lord Void entered the Dark Council Chamber. He walked to the centre, his boots plodding heavily as he did so, echoing in the silent chamber. He turned to look at the others.
‘You have seen the holorecording?’ he asked.
‘Yes,’ replied several of the others.
‘Former Master of the Sith Academy on Korriban, now in cahoots with the Mandalorians and the Jedi,’ a Dark Council member said, ‘can the old man truly be trusted?’
‘He aided the Jedi on Mandalore,’ said Lord Void, ‘yet Lord Usharr is an enemy to Relsor, who clearly has no regard for the alliance he bartered with the Sith Empire.’
‘Lord Void,’ his Dark Council leader said to him, ‘you were here, in this chamber, when Relsor approached us, you witnessed his might, felt his malady, saw his illusions. We cannot turn away from his alliance now.’
‘You will let fear guide you instead of fuelling you?’ said Void. ‘Let us allow our passions and fears to fuel us with the necessary power to turn away from a false ally. The proof is there.’ Void put emphasis in his voice, rallying the toher Dark Council members. ‘Recall the Sith, let them return to the Empire, where they can fight with us, for the Empire. We can weaken Relsor by reneging our alliance and the Jedi can defeat him. Then while the Jedi are weak and recovering and the Sith Empire strong, we can strike at our true enemy and take the galaxy for ourselves. What say you?’
There was a murmur in the room and finally, when it died down, the Dark Council members had settled to devise a strategy to retreat from the alliance in a way that would be more subtle and safer.
Afterwards, Lord Void left the chamber and contacted Awgro.
‘What news?’ he asked of him.
‘A Republic envoy has flown by Relsor’s flagship while the True Sith Lord was away. They flew close. Then they left. If a tracking beacon has been put on the ship, I know not, but if it has, then Shadie will know more about it.’
‘Excellent, Awgro. See if you can find out more. Let us earn her trust if we must. And be wary of Relsor. His days are numbered. The Empire grows stronger. We will strike when Relsor has been eliminated.’
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