"Okay but if they attack aggressively again after this, I'm going to end it for good" Torkin had said in reply much to Tey Shaak's disappointment. Already the Togruta could see that Torkin's attitude was closer to the dark side than he had thought. Torkin had a cavalier view of lives and was prone to anger, two dangerous qualities to have as a Jedi Knight, for it could lead him further into darkness. Tey Shaak though, had no time to think of how he could help his comrade because the dark siders were on the attack yet again. Tey Shaak's face grew grim, as he realized that he would probably have to take their lives in order for this to stop altogether. It wouldn't stop the actual Sith Empire though. If anything it would probably help them or give them cause to start another war.
The Sith were unpredictable, and no two were alike. The only thing that held the Sith together at times was the bonding hatred of all Jedi, everywhere, and Tey Shaak had been around enough Sith to know this. These thoughts and more ran through the Togruta's mind as five dark siders converged on him. They obviously thought that they could overwhelm him with their numbers. They thought wrong. The five attacked, almost in sinc with each other but, Tey Shaak was already moving. They thought to skewer him with their energy blades but, the Togruta danced easily out of harms way. One of the dark siders went down, cut down by an allies blade. That only made the others angrier however.
They struck out with Force Lightning, pouring their rage into the attack. The Togruta caught their bolts easily, his lightsaber absorbing the electrical energy. Two of the four remaining dark siders broke off their attack and whipped out their lightsabers, while the other two continued to pin him down with arcing bolts of energy.
The two swordsman came in fast, raising their lightsabers to cut him down in a horizontal attack meant to split him in half. Tey though had already prepared for his next set of attacks, kicking one high, the impact lifting the poor man up into the air, as he redirected the lightning barrage into the second swordsman with the help of Force Deflection. Stunned into shock, the two dark siders ceased their lightning barrage, their mouths hanging open. Tey Shaak deactivated his lightsabers and used the force to slam them into the rock wall behind them. The impact the two dark siders made upon the wall threw up dust, rock and grit, making the Togruta cringe. Tey Shaak walked over to each to asses their wounds, they had heavy concussions and so, would not last the night. Tey Shaak bowed his head, ignited his lightsaber and pushed it through each ones back, ending their lives for good. Tey Shaak allowed himself a small measure of comfort in the fact that they hadn't felt anything but, the guilt remained.
Tey Shaak watched as Torkin fought off three dark siders and their clumsy assaults, and though Torkin himself wasn't the best of swordsman, Tey Shaak had to admit to being impressed at how skilled he was when it came to dueling. A fourth dark sider rushed Torkin while he was busy fighting off the last attacks of his three opponents, Tey Shaak's legs on their own, closing the distance to Torkin's as yet unknown assailant. His arms thrust forward, as the dark siders lightsaber curved a path downward to sever Torkin's head from his shoulders. Tey Shaak's blade connected with the dark siders, stopping it at a distance of about 5 inches from Torkin's skull. Relief flooded Tey Shaak as the two blades continued to hiss and spark at each other like two feuding snakes. The dark sider withdrew his blade and swung again but with a quick flip of his wrist Tey Shaak sent the lightsaber spinning into the air, before reaching out with the force and catching the weapon. He heard the young Knight speak to one of the dark siders, venom in his voice as he urged the man to surrender or die.
Tey Shaak sighed and as the man that he'd disarmed ran at him in blind rage, his fists clenched at his sides. The man swung a right cross, then a left, both of which Tey Shaak dodged easily, simply side stepping out of the way. The man went for a clumsy roundhouse next, again Tey Shaak side stepped the attack. The maneuver caught his opponent off-guard and he stumbled as a result, leaving the Togruta open to attack. The dark sider turned around just in time to feel Tey Shaak's heel connect to his face rendering him unconscious. "Whoo! That was close" Tey Shaak said sarcastically, a slight grin on his face.
At the other end of the canyon....
Xerron watched as the two Jedi positively trounced the pretender's students, a small smile creeping up on his face. Seems I haven't wasted my time coming here after all the Sith Assassin thought as the forces of darkness and light came to yet another standstill. Then a thought struck Xerron, what better way to send a message than to kill the students first and the teacher last? So Xerron stood fully, his six foot two inch frame rising above the man still sitting on the ground concentrating on his manipulation of the battle below. Still cloaked in the force, the assassin made his way down to the battle field and to the closest student of the pretender. A quick flick of the wrist after activating his right hand lightsaber, sent the student's head toppling to the ground, a second later the body fell. Xerron deactivated his lightsaber and continued onward, on to the next student. To anyone observant enough to catch the small motions, it would look like a red blur that would appear and disappear within a few seconds, the only tell tale sign of movement being the heads that hit the ground as the bodies fell after them. It wasn't grandest entrance Xerron had thought of but, the results it would have on the students, the teacher and the Jedi would do.
Suddenly, the smell of ozone and cauterized flesh hit the students nostrils, making the closest ones turn and look. Those died with their mouths agape in shock and fear, and a hole in their chest as Xerron's lightsabers tore through them. Then just as mysteriously as the killing started, they stopped. Xerron calmly walked over to the side of the canyon his hands resting on the back of his head as he watched the dark side pupils look for him. He watched as panic slowly dawned on some of them while others seemed to grow sick. Xerron smiled as his work threw them into confusion. Weak. They are all weak. They wouldn't even be worthy of cleaning the Korriban Temple's latrines. They're cattle to my slaughter but, first, I shall play with them a bit longer and see what happens he thought as some of the panic stricken ones began to flee from the canyon, dropping their lightsabers as they ran.
Xerron just laughed, enjoying the sight and the feeling of their fear.