- Character Profile
- Apr 7, 2022
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Even now, Vex could hardly believe it was hers. Or it would be, when it was finished. A few weeks had passed since she and Varyn had taken this planet for the Empire. Almost at once, she had ordered the old warden's fortress to be transformed into her own. With Belsavis under its foot, the Sith Empire would have prisons for its enemies aplenty. And Vex would be their warden. But there was another matter still to handle.
The Empress needed to be informed about Palpatine's vault underneath the surface of the planet; and she needed to be told about the holocron Vex had discovered in the crypts. In the weeks since Varyn had left, Vex had studied the artifact, learning what secrets she could from it. Darth Phobos, its gatekeeper, had much to say about the ways in which one could break the mind of their enemies. Some of it was incomprehensible. She was hoping the Empress might shed light on those parts; but she dare not presume.
Unfortunately, the device said nothing about how to heal a broken mind. The Gatekeeper's spell, which she had to guess was derived from the holocron, still lived with her. Even now, she could see shadows moving. Sometimes, they had her little sister's face. Sometimes, they had no face at all. Her nightmares had grown worse too. And while she worried about the implications of these symptoms, she decided, for now, to stay silent about them. A few bad dreams were not yet cause for alarm. She had bigger fish to fry.
When word arrived that the Empress was approaching, Vex made her way out to the newly constructed landing pad, flanked by some of the droids she had managed to ensnare on her last visit. She bent to one knee and inclined her head as the Empress' ship touched down. But it was not until the woman was before her that she spoke. "My Empress," she said reverently. "Belsavis is yours." @Phoenix