Phantom Hunters 2: Deception at Ryloth

While travelling to Naboo on their 2nd mission, Brin'tac recounts a lesson learned from Master Jin Tai Lo during their continuing search for his family and the dark figure who abducted them in the months prior to the formation of the Phantom Hunters.

The crackling o the clashing lightsabers filled the interior of the shuttle. Although the combatants both grunted and groaned, neither one gave ground. As the two Jedi padawan dueled, the remaining four occupants of the shuttle watched with interest.

“How much longer do you think they can keep this up?” Tso asked.

“I’m not sure,” Brin’ tac replied. “I would have thought they would stop after 10 minutes.”

“Quiet!” Tarrsk growled, his eyes never leaving the battle.

Suddenly, Geldar’s right foot swept the feet out from under Satchel and he fell hard to the deck. Satchel rolled quickly into a crouch, gave a yell, and lunged at Geldar. Geldar easily sidestepped and used Satchel’s momentum to carry him head-first into the wall, thus ending the training session.

As Satchel regained his footing, Geldar said, “You let your anger get the best of you. You need to keep it in check or it could be your undoing.”

“Don’t patronize me. You’re not Master Lo.”

Before Geldar could reply, a low, gutteral voice spoke in Huttese. Satchel turned to face Brin’tac and Nyarchagga. “What did he say?”

Brin’tac calmly looked at Satchel. “He was just commenting on the fact that although Geldar is not Master Lo, what he said reminded him of the counsel Master Lo gave me on Ryloth. You would do well to heed the advice of your peer.”

A sudden look of remembrance crossed Satchel’s face, followed in rapid succession by guilt, pain, and finally, anger. Without another word, Satchel walked quickly out of the room.

“What was that all about?” Tso asked.

“There was an incident on Ryloth when I let my anger almost destroy me. It is not a pleasant memory.”

Geldar, still breathing heavily from his duel, walked over and joined the group. “Your memories are your own. Do not feel pressured to share them.”

“Thank you. I would not, except I feel that I would dishonor the memory of Master Lo if I did not share this lesson so all may learn.

The End

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