"You see a squad leader with no fear. I see a fool that will be the death of you."
- Yusanis Nightslasher, to a member of a rival squad
"Once a man a called me a vigilante. A few days later, a diffferent guy called me a good man. I think I like 'vigilante' better."
| Yusanis Nightslasher
Project Start 48 BBY, live clone engineered 32 BBY
|Chronological and political information|
Kal Skirata (Adopted along with the other RC Squads)
The Shadow Mandalorians
RC-1324 (Yusanis Nightslasher) was bred on Kamino with other Republic Commandos. He was branded with a "Destruction Time" to be terminated at. He was deployed on Geonosis, where he lost his first squad. He was later deployed in an asteroid belt alone to free a number of slaves from the CIS and Hutt Alliance colony members. During this mission he recieved a blast from a Verpine Shattergun in the center of his Katarn issue helmet. The shot took out one of his eyes. He left in a shuttle after freeing four slaves. When he returned to 003, he met with Kal Skirata (His former training Sgt) to discuss his "Destruction Time." The Republic deemed him unable to complete covert missions and sent him to work with the 501st Legion on Umbara. Some of his platoon were killed in a land mine explosion that drove him nearly mad with anger. The Republic drew him out to prevent him from killing the Umbaran prisoner responsible for the explosion. He deserted soon after, joining the CaKad Clan, of Mandalore, before his "Destruction Time." Nightslasher recieved a suit of Beskar'Gam from Skirata, and adopted the name "Nightslasher" (translated from CaKad, his nickname in his first squad). He is now part of the "Shadow Mandalorians" (Derived from The Rage of the Shadow Warriors) and is a dedicated Mando'ade (Son of Mandalore). Nightslasher's "Destruction Time" was never carried out.
Autobiography of Nightslasher: Early Training
I remember that glass tube. You could see right through it, you could see your Vode in the tank across from you. When you were two years old, you'd go through your first training run. As soon as you'd go into the prep room, the Sgt would give you the Deece, and they would turn you into a field. It was a bad imitation of a forest. When you got into the field, training droids with stun blasters would open fire, stun grenades would drop from ceiling panels, and you'd hear everybody yelling, I looked older, of course, I aged five times as fast as a normal guy. They aged twice as fast as normal. I shot out... two training droids, I think. After it was done, we ran back over to Kal in the prep room. Two of our batch were laying on the ground. The stun was 15Intense power, so it killed one or two of us because of the stress. Kal was angry as Mird (Sgt Vau's pet) at the Kaminoans for putting us through all of it. The Uj Cake later lightened the mood, though. Later you'd get bombs in the training, later live-fire. More of us died.
Autobiography of Nightslasher: Geonosis
We were deployed on that cursed sandy, red world. Red... the color of what we spilled for the Republic there. So I was in the catacombs, Lot's of those shabla bugs. My squad was staying togther, An Verda Tome, when we got into the main chamber a Geonosian jumped out and cracked Torque's neck. I blew its shebse off as best I could when a B2 SBD blasted one of those wrist-rockets into Drag. It blew him everywhere. I took my glove's vibro-blade and slashed the SBD apart, when a blast and a scream sounded right near me. I just turned around and Tact was on the ground, not moving. I ran toward where the shot had come from and open fired, I killed everything still moving in that room. I stayed there, waiting for them to get up, for it to just be another stun round training run, but then the gunship blew through the ceiling to pick us up. That di'kutla pilot landed right on
top of Torque. When we got back to the Majestic I decked him.
Autobiography of Nightslasher: Umbara, the Shadowy DeathI got put out of the Republic Commando business. The Jedi Council said I wasn't fit for covert missions after I lost my memory on an asteroid mission, along with my eye. I left for Umbara, placed with a 501st platoon. After a mission, we went back to the outpost. A platoon member and I went to get some tihaar from the supply box that was sent by the-manda-knows-who. The box was wired, it set off a land mine under it. It blew that guy apart. I got taken from Umbara and sent away from that system, 'cause I smacked the shebse off that Umbaran that set it.
Autobiography of Nightslasher: The Battle of Iceberg Three (Mandalorian Civil War)
So, after I knocked my self out of that transport that was carrying me off Umbara, I contacted Sgt Kal and he sent a ride from Triple Zero to pick me up. He gave me a nice gray (Later painted Gold, then Red) suit of Beskar'Gam and I set out as a Mandalorian bounty hunter. After a few weeks, I found out about the Death Watch killing civvies on Iceberg Three and I went out to fight them. When I raided their camp I called in a Fett, a Republic Commando comrade, and he brought a squad. I blasted and blasted and then a Watch thug took a vibroblade to my leg, it came off fast. I was really bleeding alot. I blaste
d out two more Death Watch thugs, then things started spinning and really can't remember much, just blood, screams, and me pulling a trigger over, and over again. I passed out. When I woke up some guy in black armor, black, for justice. I tried to stand up and fell over (What a surprise, eh?). The guy in black armor helped me tie a stake to the stump of my leg, and I put a boot over that. The guy never told me his name, he walked off to a speeder, with a flabby strill following him. I'm fairly sure Kal'buir's old friend paid me a visit.
Called Back To Duty: A Story of Nightslasher (From a third-person view)
After almost a standard year as a hunter, Nightslasher recieved a call from Sgt Gondo, a Republic Commando squad-seargent. Gondo wanted Nightslasher to assist his squad as the fourth member, one had died in combat. Nightslasher accepted the request and broke into a Republic military storage unit and took back his old black and g
reen armor from it. He proved to be a good commando in Gondo's eyes, and aided his squad many times.
One Death For A Hundred Lives
Staying at Blaster Niceshot's "Lively Public Inn," Nightslasher went into the diner to get a cup of caf. Sitting at his table, Nightslasher heard a Trandoshan taking bids on pieces of paper for a young Twi'lek girl sitting near him. The Trandoshan was planning to sell her as a slave. Nightslasher stood slowly, calling out the Trandoshan. The Trandoshan pulled blaster and fired at Nightslasher, who shot a wrist-rocket from his glove. The rocket blew the Trandoshan out through the door (It was a locked at minimal C23-H24 rocket). Three Republic Police officers in the lobby saw the Trandoshan's body and barged into the diner, scattering patrons and fired at Nightslasher. Nightslasher, who didn't want to hurt the officers, ran through the other door and then to the next floor. In the confusion, a Death Watch terrorist came in through the front door and killed the clerk. He then trapped all three officers in a small room, locking the door and gassing them to death. The terrorist then took control of the entire hotel. When Nightslasher saw the terrorist on the second floor where he was hiding, he confronted him. Learning that the terrorist was after him, Nightslasher held his arms away from his sides, as the Watch terrorist ejected his gauntlet blade and jammed it into Nightslasher's stomach, differing on some accounts, as the knife went in, Nightslasher muttered what some thought were his last words:
"One death for a hundred lives, all better than yours, Watcher."
The terrorist then kicked Nightslasher through the window. The terrorist believed Nightslasher was dead, and left, in this way Nightslasher saved over a hundred lives. Actually, Nightslasher lived, and later killed the Watch member in the name of the dead officers. After weeks of recovery, also being affected by trauma from hitting his head on a stone when he fell from the second floor of the hotel, Nightslasher returned to NiceshotInn. As he entered, security let him through, not knowing it was him. He asked the desk clerk to send the Twi'lek girl that was involved in the incident. She was sent from two floors up. She thanked him for saving her - Just before seven Republic Police Officers burst in through the door, spraying blasterfire at Nightslasher, who tried to shield the Twi'lek, but one bolt hit Nightslasher in the head. It bounced off his helm and hit the Twi'lek, who was killed instantly. Nightslasher fled, beliveing he was to blame for her death. He was not seen for almost a month.
A REPUBLIC HOLONEWS ARTICLE ON NIGHTSLASHERAN ARMED CONVICT BY THE NAME OF "YUSANIS NIGHTSLASHER" HAS ESCAPED ON TWO INSTANCES FROM REPUBLIC LAW-ENFORCMENT OFFICERS. HE IS A FORMER REPUBLIC COMMANDO. BE AWARE THAT ANY ATTEMPT TO CAPTURE OR KILL HIM MAY RESULT IN SEVERE INJURY OR DEATH. HE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING RED MANDALORIAN ARMOR, AND HAVING TWO DC-17 REPUBLIC MILITARY ISSUE PISTOLS.
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This article falsely accused Nightslasher of murder, even after they arrested Nightslasher, and released him, they attempted to kill him on Maridun.
Battle of Maridun
Nightslasher had just been released from Republic custodyafter turning himself in. Landind and settling on Maridun, he stayed in a Lurmen village for six standard months. Monitering comm-link messages from outside and inside the atmosphere, he heard a muffled briefing from what appeared to be a Republic Law-Enforcement shuttle. Noting a mention of RC-1324, (Nightslasher) he began readying weaponry inside his hut. Hisblack-and-green armor was well made for Maridun terrain. When the shuttle landed, he was able to hold the officers at the clearing they landed in by firing at the shuttle and tossing flash-bangs into the hatch. The officers, however, pinpointed his position. His HUD was able to tell him they targeted him, and he retreated to an abandon village. When the officers came, he noted the identity of their leader -- the same man whom he had turned himself in to. He was yelling at the others to shoot to kill if they saw him. Crouching under the awning on a hut, he was able to blow a hole in a door way. An officer, thinking he was shooting from behind the door, walked in. Nightslasher fired a stun blast at the officer, knocking him out cold. He could now see that the lead officer had a view of him, and had his blaster raised. Nightslasher kicked out one of the awning poles, sending the awning down in front of him. He noted one of the officers behind him and spun around, firing a single, well-placed shot. The officer flew back a meter and fell. Their lead was getting closer every second. Nightslasher clicked a mini-det into his launcher and fired when the officer was in sight. The other officers retreated and left Maridun
A New Vengeance is Born
Two months after the Hotel Incident, Nightslasher travelled to Ryloth to visit the family of the involved Twi'lek girl (Now dead). He got to their home, and explained to her parents how she was killed. When he was there, a gunfight broke out between Nightslasher and a Twi'lek criminal. Nightslasher was shot twice in the chest. After two days, he woke up in the care of a Twi'lek girl who had rescued him after the fight. He was in her care for nearly a year. When coming back from a hunting job, he found her and the entire village dead. A cloth symbol was hanging in Nightslasher's closet. Nightslasher, after examining it, identified it as the symbol of the Death Watch. Nightslasher took it to his heart to find the killer, traveling through many spaceports, planets, and asteroid belts with the help of his Shadow Mandalorians squadmates. The killer was a Death Watch Captain, and challenged Nightslasher to single combat. Nightslasher accepted, but one of the captain's men stabbed him as he advanced on the captain to fight. Nightslasher suffered a torn lung, a slit vein, and severe head trauma. He recovered eventually, and killed the Death Watch Captain by snapping his neck. He now carried a grudge against the Watch.
Hunting the Enemy: An Old Front - The Asteroid Belt
Nightslasher, still wanting revenge on the Watch, he tracked two of their assassins to the asteroid belt where Nightslasher lost his eye. Nightslasher was welcomed by two slave girls, (Who were secretly employed by the Death Watch) who tried to lure him to his death using the force, he noticed however, on both of their arms, a tattoo of the symbol of Clan Vizsla. He didn't kill the girls, but the left them bound and gagged in a nearby shed. He tracked the Watch to an Asteroid Spaceport, but they got away using a shuttle. He would follow them, and he knew where to find a lead. After questioning the "Slave Girls," Nightslasher was off to Carlac.
Hunting the Enemy: An New Front - CarlacNightslasher tracked the Death Watch to a village on Carlac, but upon discovering his presence on Carlac, the Death Watch took multiple hostages to persuade the Ming Po (Carlac's native people) to give him their village as a defense post. When Nightslasher attempted to rescue the hostages, the Watch set off a bomb in the center of the village, destroying most of the village. The Watch then killed one hostage, a young girl, and open fired on the surviving villagers. A Jedi Padawan was inside the village at the time, she killed multiple Watch Members, but was never aware of Nightslasher's presence. Nightslasher later tracked Pre Vizsla, the new leader of the Death Watch, to another village, confronted him, and nearly killed him. Vizsla, however, fled.
The Twin Sun PlotNightslasher, hearing from a Ming Po villager that the Death Watch was setting up outpost on Tatooine, so Nightslasher traveled there. What he found was not the Death Watch, but a slaughtered village of Tusken Raiders, and a Republic banner flying high above the wreckage and bodies. Nightslasher knew that no Jedi or Clone Troopers would kill like this, and began to investigate by moving to the next village. Nightslasher proved himself to the Tusken Raiders in the village. When the killers attacked, Nightslasher found they were a group of Death Watch, settlers, and three Jedi, all were calling themselves "The Republic Outer Rim Militia" and claiming to be in the command of the Republic. They were, but their current operations were not authorized. Nightslasher, some from the Mandalorian Guild, and the Tusken Raiders drove the Watch off Tatooine.
The Second Mandalorian Civil War: The Battle of the Kamino Platform
After days of fighting on Carlac, on which some Death Watch survivors still reside, Nightslasher left, his main mission was complete. He fought on Umbara for some time, to and eventually earned his pistols and turrets. He decided to go to Blaster Niceshot's Training Facility to train to fight with them. When he arrived he was greeted by by battle calls of the Death Watch. Nightslasher barged in blasters blazing. He was first noticed as a different kind of Mandalorian by the Watch when he shouted:
"FOR MEREEL, FOR FETT, FOR MANDALORE!"
He then defeated four Death Watch soldiers with his new weapons (It was his first use of them). During the battle he called in backup from his squad (Names may be shown, one Mandalorian was the Bounty Hunter, Mandalorian Ace). The squad, and the Niceshots, were able to drive the Death Watch into full retreat. The Death Watch attacked twice that day, both times, The Shadow Mandalorians, Super Troopers, and others fought bravely against the Watch. This marked the start of the Second Mandalorian Civil War.
The Second Mandalorian Civil War: The Brawl in the Temple
After encountering some of the Death Watch on Carlac, Nightslasher travelled to the Jedi Temple to find any Republic Commandos willing to help with his crusade against the Death Watch. He had come prepared to defend himself, but his robotic leg had rusted, limiting his movement, a Death Watch member in the Temple atttacked him, defeating Nightslasher with a Trandoshan Array Blaster. Nightslasher did remember the Watchman's name though, and knows who the Death Watch's leader is...
The Second Mandalorian Civil War: The Outpost
When travelling to Republic outposts to check on old brothers from his Republic Commando days, when he travelled found a group of Death Watch soldiers leading an attack on the outpost. The Watch had actually taken control of the outpost, and were pushing the clones back. Nightslasher, another True Mandalorian, and the clones fought hard to reclaim the outpost. Below is Nightslasher's description, in his own words, of the battle.
" I got to that outpost, and I see a man in armor with the symbol of Clan Vizsla on his helmet, so I run to the top just as a man, driven insane by the tension of the battle, jumped off the outpost roof. Horrid sight, he died on impact, I keep running and shooting at the Watch. I run up and drop a disc-turret on the ground, it takes out one or two Watchers. I blast another to death. I don't remember much after that, I yelled alot, shouted stuff like 'FOR THE MEMORY OF MEREEL,' and 'FOR MANDALORE.' We won, after a long fight."
So the battle ended, and Nightslasher's squad set up a patrol shift at the outpost.
The Asteroid of Dr. Vindi
Nightslasher was travelling to his asteroid home in a hired ship taxi, along with a scientist, and crates of exotic beasts. Nightslasher noticed that the scientist's partner looked like a mix between a Trandoshan and a Wookie. Nightslasher was suspicious, but didn't voice his opinion. As the taxi was nearing his asteroid, he put on his armor and walked out onto the deck, as the scientist was getting off. The driver, seeing Mandalorian armor, demanded Nightslasher leave in an escape pod, without his luggage. Nightslasher agreed and was thrown into an escape pod and launched out of the ship. The scientist pulled him into his ship's cargo bay and brought him to another asteroid. Once on the asteroid, Nightslasher found that the scientist was helping a Death Watch scientist, who was mixing spieces (Like the Trandoshan Wookie) to create the ultimate living weapon. Nightslasher, after talking to the scientist on the best way to stop the Death Watch scientist, the scientist, who did not know of his commander's intentions told him that many of the mixed beings lived in fear of the Death Watch scientist (Who turned out to be Dr. Nuvo Vindi, escaped from Republic prison) and could possibly fight back. Before Nightslasher can do any more, one of the creatures lunged for Vindi, who rallied the other creatures. The group then hunted
and killed the beast. After this, all chaos broke loose, Vindi was killed by some of his Womp-rat-Men, the scientist was killed by a Reek-Man and a Nexu-Man, and Nightslasher barely escaped
Looking For Leads
Nightslasher had looked for leads on the Death Watch for a time after the encounter with Dr. Vindi, he assumed that other radical scientists might be joining them. Nightslasher had set his sights on the Kaminoans and human scientists on Mandalore and Triple Zero to find the radical members of the scientific community. He is currently looking for leads.
Concordia (Novelized Format)
To the observer from space, Concordia, Mandalore's moon, was nothing but that -- a moon. To the silent observers on one of Concordia's many hilltops, it was something else entirely. Each of these observers was as silent as the next, tense and the next. All were gripping their weapons, pistols, rifles, bows, and carbines to their chests with white knuckles. They were watching a Death Watch patrolman pacing in front of a row of bushes. Watching, and waiting for him to pass the right bush again. The observers, to name most were: Rage Ordo, Holly Talon, Joskey, and Yusanis Nightslasher. The patrolman kept walking. Nightslasher tipped his helm downward toward the bushes, a glint shone off it, echoed by droplets of dew on the bushes. But one wasn't a dew droplet. A man in Mandalorian armor sprung out of the bushes, activating a lightsaber. The patrolman didn't have time to scream, Orade Skirata had cleaved him in two. The patrolman's armor was evidently not Beskar. The observers crawled down the hill to where Orade had deactivated the saber and was putting the body behind the bushes. Nightslasher turned on his binocs in his helm. He clicked one of the metal claws on his right leg once. The other Mandalorians turned to him. He tapped his helm to indicate short-range radio transmission, then spoke:
"I can see the mine from here. Ten patrolmen outside, no telling how many inside," he nodded to a female trooper near him, "See if you can get the other squad on the comlink. Tell them we may need backup."
The group started off toward the mine, with Rage at the head and the others covering the flanks and back. After walking for a small ammount of time, Nightslasher stopped.
"Camo," he said, looking at a particularly disgusting mud-pool on the ground, within moments he was covered from head-to-toe in mud, and within minutes none of the group's armor glinted at all. They started for the mine again. Nearing it finally, Nightslasher motioned for the squad to maintain position and walked toward the patrolmen. Dropping to his knees, he raised his rifle up to his shoulder. Taking careful aim, he fired two shots directly between one patrolman's armor plates. The others turned. Nightslasher dropped his rifle and pulled his twin pistols, peppering two more patrolmen with blasterfire. He raised his hand into the air, two fingers raised, signalling the rest of the squad to come. Blasterfire danced around the group, scorching the ground and their armor plates alike. Leaping over a fallen rock from the mountains around the mine, Holly Talon fired her pistol cleanly into the T-visor of the head patrolman. An alarm sounded, more patrolmen emerged, firing rifles. The small group of Mandalorians was now horribly outnumbered, but holding ground. A shot skimmed Rage Ordo's helm, scorching it, but not hampering him from blasting the man that fired it to the ground. Joskey pulled back his bow and fired it through two patrolmen at once, putting both out of play, and Orade, with his saber, was doing just as well. Crouching behind rocks, boulders and slabs of metal, popping up occasionally to fire at the Mandalorians, but unable to get past the blaster-fire the Mandalorians were laying down, the Death Watch began to fall. Every time one raised his head and blaster to fire, they went back down, and didn't come back up. The blaster-fire stopped. The Mandalorians raised themselves to standing postions from behind the rocks and bushes they had used for partial cover. A single head rose above the rocks on the side of the mine.
"Keep still or I'll blow you to pieces," the Watchman yelled, pulling his pistol and aiming at the group. The soldier Nightslasher had adressed to call the backup squad earlier turned to face the rocks. A bolt hit her square in the face. The Watchman laughed and kept his pistol aimed. He didn't notice the mud-smeared form behind him. His helm was torn of his head and his head was slammed into the rock so fast all he did was drop the pistol and groan, he was out cold.
"This guy I've heard of," Nightslasher muttered, yanking the ID card off the Watchman's neck. "His name's Westar Kidd, but I'd rather not kill him. Facing Death Watch superiors with failure is worse then death."
"Yus!" Joskey yelled from near the body of the fallen Mandalorian. "She's alive, but barely." Nightslasher sprinted over to the small knot around the fallen soldier. He assessed her wound, the helmet had been blown off her head, and she had evidently been shot a second time -- in the back. Nightslasher watched as the soldier's breathing stopped, pulled one of her shoulder pads off, tucked it into his belt, got up, and, adding a name to his long list, said:
"Ni su'cuyi, gar kyr'adyc ni partayli gar darasuum." Nightslasher stood and proceeded toward the mine. "Order," he said, nodding at a member of the squad, "Cover the flank."
As the group stalked into the mine, the air grew cold and dank, the helmet filters couldn't stop that. A womp rat scurried into a corner to the group's left. Water dripped onto the black, uneven rock floor. The group wiped the mud off their armor with oil rags and tossed them into a puddle.
"Well, this place is cheery," Nightslasher commented, turning on his night vison. Some of the others chuckled. "You," Nightslasher motioned to two soldiers, Joskey and Talon, "Come with me, I have some Watchmen to clean up, they keep and sell servants here." The threesome proceeded down the mine's main hallway. Rage took charge of the rest. After a few minutes of walking in silence, Nightslasher, Holly, and Joskey paused. A little over one hundred yards ahead of them, the sound of music eminated from a doorway carved in the wall. "Cantina," Nightslasher muttered in a fairly disgusted tone, "I wouldn't breath too deep in there. The smell is worse than the music."
Joskey coughed lightly, most likely to make light of the situation, but quite possibly due to the evident stench. Nightslasher emitted a grunt that may have been a laugh. They kept walking toward the doorway, entering into the dimly lit room to find it full of thugs, smugglers, terrorists, and the ever present slave-trader. Slaves were lashed to nearly every table. Nightslasher gritted his teeth in anger. In his helmet's linked comm, he heard a sharp intake of air.
"Just keep your head down, we blend in. Joskey, start prepping that bar to blow to the Manda," Nightslasher ordered. He began to walk toward the droid server. About halfway there, a man in a Sith-branded hood intercepted him, shoving him down into a chair at his table.
"Do you want backup?" Holly's voice rang in his helmet. He sent a reply back by blinking at the helmet's sensor. No.
"Verd'a'den! I heard you were in the sector, and I know you're in the market for a servant. The name's Wex, I'm willing to make a trade. You give me a sort of list, of any galactic forces that may oppose my group, and I'll give you a good cleaner, shine up those rifles, eh?" The man said, sitting down as well. "Maybe you've softened after we met on Ryloth."
"I was opposed to the trade of sentients then. I still am, and please tell the lizard to stop breathing down my neck," Nightslasher retorted. The Trandoshan,(Who had been standing behind him) evidently angered, reached for his belt, where a lightsaber was latched. Wex leaned back in his chair and shook his head.
"Take him out," Wex ordered the Trandoshan. Nightslasher leaped out of his chair just as the saber seared through it. Rolling to his feet a meter away, Nightslasher drew his pistol, sending a bolt right at Wex, who dodged it and strolled out of the Cantina like nothing happened. The fight had captured a crowd, and some guards from the Mine passage outside the door began to enter. Nightslasher dodged a strike from the Trandshan, jumped behind him and jabbed his spiked prosthetic into the back of the Trandoshan's knee. The Trandoshan fell. Nightslasher swung down his pistol onto his opponent's head, silencing him. The Death Watch guards from the front of the mine had their rifles aimed at him. A voice came from one the speakers at their belt:
"We have identified you as being one of ten Mandalorian commandos who broke into the Mine. Stand down and your death will be quick and painless."
Nightslasher twisted a nob on his helm so his voice would be heard outside of his short-range comm. The speaker on his belt turned on.
"No," came the mechanically distorted voice of Nightslasher, "And I have comrades who also may disagree." The guard had a quick and painless death, the plasma chewed through his spine, bursting out of his neck, and sending him toppling forward. The guards swivelled in Holly's direction, one more falling to her pistol as they turned. The Trandoshan began to get over his pain, biting Nightslasher's left knee with his razor-sharp teeth and tearing away skin. Nightslasher groaned and stabbed with his wrist-blade into the base of his attacker's neck. The Trandoshan writhed as his dropped, screeching horribly. Nightslasher followed up by stomping with his prosthetic onto the Trandoshan's head, dodging blasterfire from the Death Watch. He pushed with his foot until he heard the sickening muffled crack of bone caving in on brain matter. It wasn't the first time he'd heard it. The Trandoshan's body spasmed and relaxed as its brain shut down. Nightslasher ducked more blasterfire and grabbed the lightsaber from the Trandoshan's limp hand. By the time he'd finished off the Trandoshan, Holly had finished off the guards. Patrons had now stood and drawn what weapons they had. A man dressed partially in Republic armor walked toward Nightslasher, who was breathing heavily, and aimed a DL-44 at his face. A similar-looking man approached Holly with a DC-15 carbine aimed at her head. Nightslasher raised his hands and nodded at Holly. He blinked into his HUD's receiver to turn off outside sound. "I need you to slash his vein and follow it up by stabbing right above the collar bone. Now." Nightslasher pushed the pistol directed at him to the side and pulled the arm over his shoulder. He felt the bones break and spun around to slash the man's other arm off his side. The man fell back and began yelling as Holly finished off her attacker. Several more patrons had begun surrounding them, and Nightslasher turned to his reserve supply. Flames arched off of Nightslasher's wrist enveloping several attackers, and he turned in a half circle, leaving an arch of burning humanoids clawing at the flames as they gave into the fire and the plasma packs in their weapons detonated, killing more of them.
"I think that's all of them, Yusanis."
"Not all of them," Nightslasher replied as he became aware of a man moaning for help. It was his armored attacker. Pulling off his helm, he bent down and pulled him into a sitting position by his hair, which, he realized with horror, was braided with clone trooper ID chips. He looked directly into the man's eyes and spat, "You're scum." The man gasped for help again. Nightslasher was silent as he activated the Trandoshan's lightsaber and plunged it into the man's heart. He stood, his lips forming into a grim smile under his helmet. Holly was unchaining servants, most of whom had run to the far side of the room, and in their panic, pulled the tables with them. Nightslasher was sitting at a scorched table, spraying his leg with antiseptic and bandaging it. "We leave to go after Rage and the others in five minutes." Joskey pulled himself off of the floor behind the bar, holding a detonater, rigged to several bottles of alchohol and a few grenades. Incendiary bomb.
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Rage ducked behind the shell of a large drill as blasterfire scorched the ground around him. He motioned to the others in his group to switch to fragmentation grenades and fire into the crowd of Watchmen in front of them. He became aware of a dul roar from behind the Watchmen. His eyes grew wide as flames engulfed them, along with the distinct smell of.. Jaffa Cider?
"Move!" Rage yelled as the fumes began to catch fire as well, he activated his jumper pack and shot ahead, as others in group did the the same. A Watchman had the same idea. It was too late. The fuel caught, and the jetpack exploded. Chunks of armor and flesh flew across the mine as the Mandalorians reached a well dug into the floor. Orade removed his flamethrower's fuel tube and sealed it against the well with carbonite gas from a cylinder on his belt. Rage spun the wheel on the base of the well, releasing and propelling water forward. The fire began to die down as the water cut off its air supply. They surveyed the damage. Charred bodies in Death Watch armor were strewn about the mineshaft. Pieces of weapons were embedded in the walls. And Yusanis Nightslasher was stumbling (and feebly smoking) down the mineshaft, with Joskey and Holly Talon.
"One Haran of a day, eh, Rage? I didn't know that drill had a leak as it was being moved. The fumes caught fire."
"You've got a lot of nerve nearly killing us. And a lot of luck we had fireproof armor."
"Maybe the nerve, but we brought the fireproof armor for a reason. So, are we ready to move farther in, or should we set up camp?"
"Camp," Joskey stated, to the dismay of the rear guard, Order, who angrily threw a small hunk of metal in his direction. The others agreed with Joskey.
"Order! If you don't cut the osik, we'll have to. You're going to endanger this whole shab'la mission," Rage snapped. Order slunk back to a corner and began unfolding his silk-like tent from its container. The others began dismantling the drill, moving metal plates as barricades on either side of the shaft. Rage had the idea to use the bodies of the Death Watch as the mortar, using the nearly twenty intact ones to hold up the barricades. He then assigned Joskey and Orade to guard each barricade with night vision settings. They would switch with Rage and Yusanis three hours later.
Order 66: Felucia (Novelized Format)
The Mandalorian's boot and prosthetic leg clanked on the ramp of the RMA Alliance, which had docked in the outpost minutes before. The Mando looked battle ready, with a DL-44 in a chest holster, a verpine pistol in his boot and a sniper rifle slung across his back. He padded to the door of the outpost. He drew another pistol, a modified DL-44, and walked out. He walked about 200 meters, then a Jungle Camo B1 steppedout to stop him."Stop for inspection, human, we are required to --," That was as far as the droid got. The DL-44 did its job well. The Mando, Nightslasher, paused for a second when he spotted the plastoid heap on the ground. Then it clicked in his head. That's a clone, a brother. I'm not going to let him rot in this pit. He walked over to the body and knelt down. The clone was dead, and had been for a while. A single lightsaber slash had cut him down. Nightslasher, looking in the recent comm-link messages noticed something strange. An order he remembered. Order 66. Now he knew how the man died. He could see the culprit. A female Jedi was crouching in the bushes, lightsaber in hand. She lept upwards and came down toward Nightslasher, her saber activated and came down on Nightslasher's helmet. It slid off harmlessly. Nightslasher stood and blasted a single bolt into the Jedi's saber hilt, it shut off. He noticed the Jedi's eye were red rimmed, as if she'd been crying. She replaced the saber on her belt.
"You, you're a former RC, aren't you?" The Jedi asked nervously, backing up. "I can feel it in your mindset."
"And I know who you were, you tried to get me out of the Asteroid Mission. You thought I was still too stuck on Geonosis."
"I didn't know how your men were hardened at the time, I'm sorry..."
"You were right. Why did you kill this man? Did you hear '66' like the other Jedi around here and decide to go kill-crazy?"
"No! I didn't want to do it, he tried to shoot me and it was just instinct," the Jedi went back to weeping and collapsed onto the ground, "I didn't think I would ever do something like that, I'm sorry, I know all the men are like brothers..."
"Not like brothers. We are, in every sense of the word," Nightslasher gripped the Jedi by the wrist and hauled her to her feet. "I can see from your current composure you really didn't want to kill that man. For some reason I don't want you killed. And don't think it's mind influence either, I'm not weak-minded." The Alliance landed not to far from where the two warriors stood. They both entered, Nightslasher dragging the body of the clone after him. The Jedi sent a message from her comm-link, Nightslasher, being cautious, checked what it said. The Jedi was no longer a Jedi. She had left the Order. END OF NOVELIZED FILE The Jedi became Mandalorian and lived in Keldabe for the rest of her life. Nightslasher went to Kyrimorut.
Nightslasher, S.O. Director
Nightslasher was recently given the rank of S.O.* Director, meaning he is now in charge of hostage rescue, medical supply runs, assassination, negotiation, demolition, bomb-squad, and the occasional Proxim** problem. Nightslasher was a former RC*** and was therefore suited to be a S.O. fighter rather than an open field fighter. He is fairly well known as a guerilla soldier because of his skill with camoflague. His old RC armor was black and green: Perfectly suited for jungle fighting. His Desert Ops armor includes a tan chestplate, rough, cloth gloves, his usual leather boots, and either a head rap with goggles or a yellow and tan helm. He also wears green fatigue pants, a tan shirt and an ammo-belt for multi purpose fighting. If it's for spying, Nightslasher has his lesser known Coruscanti business suit, blaster pistol, (whose quick and quiet sound is well known to those who have been lucky enough to survive and encounter with it) well polished admiral-style boots, and his Beskar sleeve cuffs. Nightslasher has been previously employed by the Replublic S.O. Brigade as special agent, and has taken special care to make sure that the officers never see him. They know only his thick Mandalorian accent, his usual military slang, and what he goes by over the Comm Channel. To them, he is 1324, Republic S.O. Agent. Jobs for the Republic are very few, as Nightslasher does not agree with their treatment of clones (They believe RC-1324 -Nightslasher- to be dead. 1324, Republic Special Agent, is a completely different person to them).
S.O. - Special Operations
Proxim - Slang for Proximity Mine
RC - Republic Commando
Imperial PrisonAlmost a year after the Battle of Yavin, Nightslasher was captured by a squad of stormtroopers tasked with tracking down RC and IC deserters. Due to his reluctance to kill his former brothers in arms, Nightslasher went quietly and was moved to a prison on Dantooine. The prison was guarded by human guards, and no clones aside from those captured were present. When the prisoners were brought into the Mess Hall on Nightslashers fifty-ninth day at the prison, an Electro-staff was wrestled from a guard without much of a scuffle. Sprinting through the halls of the prison, Nightslasher made it to the roof. When the prison guards reached the top, Nightslasher swung his electro-staff toward the doorway, sending the guards tumbling back down the stairs. Nightslasher proceeded to jump off the roof with his electro-staff, and escape prison.
Death of Nightslasher (1 ABY)
From the Journal of Rix Astro
I find now I must write the words I've dreaded since I became Mandalorian: It happened on Mustafar, and I had a front row seat... He was fighting with a Death Watch captain on the edge of a cliff. The captain, Westar Kidd, was a foot taller than Nightslasher, and stronger. Nightslasher rushed Kidd, and Kidd took advantage of it. He slung Nightslasher over the edge, but as Nightslasher was fairly agile, he grabbed Kidd's chestplate as he fell. Kidd was taken by surprise and put off balance. Both of them fell. Nightslasher didn't scream, he might of passed out. Who knows... The scientist I asked told me the only way NIghtslasher could have survived is if he had an Emergency Armor Seal. He didn't. Kidd did, but I doubt he was smart enough to use it.
From the Journal of Rix Astro
It's been two days now. Kidd's body washed up on the side of the Lava River, or what was left of it. Mostly chunks of armor and bone. His armor seal appeared to have been broken off by a rock as he fell. Nobody could have survived that fall... not even Nightslasher... Well, I suppose it's settled then. We've got a dead Mando. I think we'll all miss him.
END OF JOURNAL
Rix Astro reported to Kyrimorut with news of Nightslasher's death. Kal Skirata was surprisingly unsaddened. He had made a prototype cure for clones, and Nightslasher had volunteered to test it. He was unable to, he was killed before he could. Kal had more clones staying in Kyrimorut by now. One caught Rix's attention. He seemed slightly older than the rest, and at first Rix thought it was Nightslasher. Rix, however, noted that this clone was younger than Nightslasher had been when he died, and this one also seemed happier than Nightslasher (He was nearly to Fi Skirata's level of paklalat). Rix found out this clone replaced Nightslasher as the test subject volunteer. He went by the name of Ca'kad Skirata.
Entries from the Journal of Rix Astro
Just before I left Kyrimorut, I noticed Ca'kad Skirata loading a small fighter. I asked where he was going. He replied that he was going to Mustafar... I said that I knew a Mandalorian that died there. He replied:
"Yeah, I heard. Yusanis Nightslasher Skirata, clone deserter." Then he said something I didn't realize he knew. "Kidd wasn't smart enough to use that armor seal. I heard his body washed up a few days later."
"Yeah, well, good luck on your trip."
"Thanks, Vod'ika." When he left, I made the desicion to follow him. Mustafar had got my attention. And so did the fact that he knew how Kidd and Nightslasher had died.
END OF ENTRY
Entries From the Journal of Rix Astro II
Got to Mustafar today. I found Ca'kad's ship next to the same river where Nightslasher had fallen. Ca'kad was nowhere to be seen. I walked over to the ship and finding no way in aside from the door, I pressed my thumb against the pad. The door opened with snap and I walked in. I sat in the small area that reminded me of an armor workshop. I sat for a while. Then I felt a sharp pain in my neck, saw a man in Vizsla Clan armor walking in through the door, and then I passed out. All I can say is I'm glad I'm alive to write this today. I woke up in a Concord Dawn style cruiser in orbit around Mustafar. I was bound to a chair and stripped of my armor. I heard a docking seal open in the hangar nearby. Seven, no eight Death Watch terrorists were standind guard around me. The red-alert flashed on for a second, then turned off. The terrorists seemed to be shaken. I heard footfalls in the corridor, then all eight stood with rifles raised. I heard a beep like a frame charge, and then chaos broke loose. Four Republic Commandos, wait, Republic Commandos? The Republic is dead and gone, broke through the door, and with complete authority, yelled:
"DOWN!" I realized what was happening, an extraction. Six terrorists were blown by the frame charge, the others were shot down. I got dragged out, still bound to the chair, and into a small fighter.
END OF ENTRY
Revelation: Novelized Format
Rix Astro was dragged onto the ship by the thinner commando and dropped him flat on his face. The commando cut him loose and set the chair aside, waiting for Rix to stand. After a few seconds, the commando got tired of waiting, and nearly fell into the chair he set aside. He looked at a datapad and said:
"Rix Astro, ally of Yusanis Nightslasher Skirata, 34 standard years old, MIA after a skirmish on Mustafar. Any idea why we got that much intel on you?"
Rix stood slowly, then looked at the commando.
"Well, we decided we need to put some info in this 'pad, we decided you were interesting enough. If you look behind you, you'll see the memory of it on the screen." Rix looked around, noted the almost-full memory and then turned back, but the commando wasn't there anymore, it was Yusanis Nightslasher in his old Katarn, helmet removed. And then Rix fainted for the first time in his life. Rix opened his eyes a short time later, still facing the aging Mandalorian Commando, who was supposed to be dead. Nightslasher was still in the chair, and had apparently not moved since Rix had fainted. Nightslasher bent over, and grabbing Rix by the arm and hoisting him to his feet.
"I suppose you'll want to meet the rest of the squad," Nightslasher said, releasing Rix's arm,"You know a few, actually." Nightslasher walked into the fighter's armory, where four men, three clones, one human, were sitting. Rix noted the ship was going into hyperspace as they spoke. The human, Rix noticed was a balding man in green and red armor, he'd met him before, but couldn't place the name. Then Nightslasher spoke:
"This," he motioned to the commando with a winged jet-pack and silver-white armor, "Is Gondo," He motioned to one with green stripes on his armor, "This is Bane, and this one in the red is Grav." Rix motioned to the one in the red and green Mando kit.
"And this is?"
"He's a member of clan Ordo." A Siren blared somewhere in a another room. Followed by a droid's voice:
"This vessel is approaching Concord Dawn, please stand by for landing."
The Final Battle (5 ABY)
The fighter docked in a large Republic Cruiser called Shereshoy in orbit around Concord Dawn. Nightslasher exited the ship first, then signalled to the hangar officer, Joskey to refuel the ship. As the ship was being refueled, an alarm started blaring. Nightslasher, knowing what is meant, yelled into his comm:
"Get to the pods! Move it! Joskey, just the leave the fuel, Rage," he motioned to the man in the Mando kit, "Get some others into the ship if you can!" Rage rushed to get other troops onto the fighter. Others scrambled for the escape pods. By the time the ship started to collapse, everybody was in the escape pods or fighters, which had been launched. Then the Shereshoy erupted into flames. The fighter went into the atmosphere, toward a small True Mandalorian camp on the outskirts of a fortress. When the fighter landed, Nightslasher, again, was the first out. He walked over to a human girl who was obviously an escaped slave.
"Raven," Nightslasher said,"Has the Watch made an more advancements toward the fortress?"
The girl, Raven, looked at Nightslasher's visor, then apparently disturbed asked:
"Can you please take off the helm? Vis used to wear a helm like that, it brings back bad memories, he wore one like that the day I escaped."
"Sure, now, about the Watch?" Nightslasher removed his helmet.
They've put patrols around our base, some have even gotten between us and the base."
"That's all I needed to know. Rix, Joskey, Raven, come with me. Rage, you lead the other troops here, you're in command." The small, four-person squad moved out, going toward the base. Approaching the base, Raven, who had the sharpest eyes of the group pointed out two Death Watch soldiers moving around the fortress. Nightslasher motioned for Rix and Joskey to ready blasters He and Raven advanced. He got within a few meters of the soldiers before they noticed him. Using his jet-pack as a boost, he launched forward, smacking the first soldier in the head with his rifle. Stunned, the man stumbled back, when he regained balance, he met a blaster round to the chest. He crumpled. Nightslasher, glancing over, saw Raven standing over the other soldier, holding a small pistol. Two down. Nightslasher signalled to Rix and Joskey to come with him and Raven, the foursome proceeded into the fort. Nightslasher went into a small room, a command center, leaving the other three in the hall. A struggle inside the room brought Raven, Joskey, and Rix barreling in, only to find Nightslasher cornered, with his back to the wall, and three Death Watch troopers and one commander aiming at him. Seeing the other three of Nightslasher's group going into the room, the commander lunged with a bes'kad at Raven, whose pistol couldn't do anything to stop him. A red flash, a fleeting yell of "NO!" and Nightslasher was on the ground, his right arm gone, and Raven shoved out of the way of the blade. The commander snarled at Nightslasher, baring his teeth. Nightslasher grinned of up at him, then said:
"Did your teeth come that yellow or did you have to work for it?"
The commander kicked Nightslasher in the head and the sprawled back onto the floor. Then, dead serious, he turned to his three allies, and spoke some of his last words:
"Get to the ship, now," he muttered. Then the commander brought his sword down on Nightslasher. Joskey, and Rix, mad with anger, attacked. Rix slammed his knife into the commander, and Joskey open fired on the other two, Raven, meanwhile, dragged Nightslasher out of the room. Raven set him down in the hallway, and kneeled next to him. Nightslasher reached up with his one arm and took off him helm.
"Tell Kal what happened, there's a recording for you in the ship, get Rage to see it, then get out. Bye," his head slumped back, and he stopped breathing. The allies left the commander and his thugs in the room, dead. Returning to the camp and their ship, the carried the body of Yusanis Nightslasher, and little expexcted what the recording held.
"I made a deal...," the recording started,"with the Watch, they contacted me that they would kill you, all of you, if I didn't let them kill me. I know it's risky to deal with the Watch, but I didn't want you to be targeted. I hope you understand. Raven, Rix, Joskey, Rage, and Orade, if you're listening to this, be careful. I wasn't, and you're listening to this -- I'm dead." Rix exited the room, leaving the others, Rage went next, Joskey prepped the ship for takeoff, then exited to say his goodbyes, Raven hung back. Then the recording started again, and single word, a name: "Canderous." And Raven sat, eyes welling with tears, as the ship took off into wildspace, contemplating what Nightslasher had meant by "Canderous."
Quotes about Yusanis Nightslasher
"We taught that clone to fight. Now what? He took out the entire Republic Outer Rim Militia. Not only that, but he worked with Tusken Raiders to do it! He was able to convince Tusken Savages to fight us! He rallied civilians to battle the Death Watch and they won. He was able to survive a verpine to the face. He is a dangerous man, we taught him to fight to well, so we need to kill him. It is the only safe option.
- A Republic Police Commander, briefing the other Police on the mission to kill Nightslasher on Maridun
"You'll get more emotion out of a droid than Nightslasher, but after you complete your training, if you mess up, lose your cool, whatever, he will tell you he's sorry for yelling at you, remind you he did the same once. He takes after Skirata, his Sgt, doesn't he?"
-A True Mandalorian General, talking to another General about Nightslasher
"I saw Nightslasher once in the hallway of the senate building once. He was leaving after a trial. He had his heartless soldier persona on. So he was real deep in thought and all when a senator's aide came around carrying all these files and stuff for the next senate meeting. Well, when Nightslasher turned around the corner the girl smacked into him and dropped the files. You've never seen Nightslasher lose his persona so fast. He said sorry at least fifty times while helping get the files back together. If you people still think he's an animal, then you can think it. However, if you try to hunt him like one, the tables will turn. If you try to hunt that man, then that man will begin to hunt you."- A senator defending Nightslasher in his second trial by the Galactic Senate
Quotes from Nightslasher
"I've seen more men dead than I'd care to count, Ad'ike. I've killed more men that I'd care to count. But I've never done it without need, or at least a reason. Or at least I hope I haven't."
"Someday, kid, you'll be in the battlefield, whether with the S.O. or with Ordo. Someday, you'll question what happened on a mission. You'll see a child, dead on a battlefield, or a woman, crying over her husband, and he's a man you killed yourself. You'll never know whether you killed that child when laying down suppressive fire, or tossing a grenade. Some of you will come to me, others to Ordo, and still others to Commander Joskey. Let me tell you one thing: You ask me 'What if I killed that kid? Why did I kill that man?' the answer is always the same: 'What if you did, why did you?' You have to answer that yourself. If you can't do that, get out now."
-Yusanis Nightslasher, to new recruits for the S.O. and the main combat force
"You... Wait... you're asking me for advice... Me, for advice on females!? You're a special kind of di'kutla, aren't you?"
-Yusanis Nightslasher Nightslasher: "Get out of here, kid, the S.O. will hold 'em here until the main combats get here."
New Recruit: "I'm not afraid!"
Nightslasher: "I don't give an osik! You don't have to be afraid to die, kid!"
-Yusanis Nightslasher and a new recruit during a training mission gone wrong on Felucia.
Armor History of Nightslasher: Colors
Gray - First suit: Mourning a Lost Love
Gold with gray gloves - Second suit: Mourning a Lost Love, Vengeance
Red with black gloves - Third suit: Justice and Honoring a Father (Father meaning Sgt Kal)
Red with black gloves and gray gauntlets with a gold design on the shoulder plate, with leather boots - Fourth, and current suit: Justice, Honoring a Father, Mourning a Lost Love, Vengeance.
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