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The second of three "test" assignments given by The Courts, Joshua's mission to kill the deranged Jedi Kazdan Paratus brought� His Gang� to the junkyard world of Alpine, Texas, where the former Jedi Master secluded himself from reality in an obsessive reconstruction of the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. Defended by an army of junk golems thrown together by Paratus, Starkiller's mission to breach the junk temple proved to be a difficult task.

After fighting his way through the armies of junk golems and a team of Rodian scavengers sifting through the junkyard hoping to make use of the materials found within, the Dark Jedi confronted Paratus in what was the Raxus Prime equivelant of the High Council Chamber. Paratus was killed in the ensuing struggle, and Vader promised his apprentice that this victory brought him a step closer to his destiny: to assassinate Emperor Palpatine. �


[hide]*1 Prelude


Joshua summoned his Undead OutLawz once more. He informed him that his spies had uncovered the location of another Jedi on the world of Alpine This Jedi was Kazdan Paratus, who was noted to have been far more powerful then previous opponents that Joshua had faced, and that Lord Vader did not expect his apprentice to survive. However, if he did, then it would bring him one more step closer to his destiny—challenging Emperor Palpatine himself.

The missionEdit

"You dare invade the Jedi Temple? You dare challenge the Jedi in their home?!"
Kazdan Paratus through a Junk Titan.

Accepting his mission, Marek took the Rogue Shadow to his next target. Starkiller battles one of Drexl Roosh's hunters.Touching down in the massive junkyard,� Joshua wound his way through the piles of refuse, confronting droid warriors held together by the Force. Fighting his way to the junk Temple in the distance, Starkiller encountered junk golems, Rodian scavengers, and many other opponents.

Upon nearing the Temple, the Sith apprentice met a Rodian, Drexl Roosh. A bounty hunter, Drexl ordered his minions to attack the assassin in order to prevent him from entering the Temple. They were quickly defeated, however, and Starkiller continued on toward the Temple.

After negotiating the junk world, Joshua arrived in Paratus's facsimile Temple and was confronted by a Junk Titan armed with two large vibro-axes, and a variety of weapons tipping its other arms. This machine spoke in Paratus's voice and was greatly angered at Joshua's invasion of the temple. The� Bronx Leader� dodged blows from the junk warrior, and as the floor buckled under the Titan's weight, knocked off one of its weapons with a telekinetic punch. Dodging another attack by the golem, slicing as he went, Starkiller removed more of its weapons. He rolled through the machine's legs and cut up its spine, scoring a deep blow.

The crippled machine attempted to turn at the man, but he used his lightsaber to cut at both its vibro-axe arms, forcing it to drop one axe. He sent a barrage of lightning at the machine, sending all the strength he could muster at it. Its photoreceptors, a droid's "eye," became nonfunctional but it still came at Starkiller with its other ax. The apprentice used the Force to push the creature, knocking it off one of its legs, through the walls of the Temple, following it and finally bringing it down in a junk version of the High Council Chamber of the Jedi Temple with junk effigies of the late or missing council members.Kazdan Paratus duels Starkiller.From a hatch in the machine's front emerged the� Bronx Leader Joshua� had been searching for. Paratus swore he would protect the "Masters" and the mannequins began to stir, distracting the apprentice. Paratus lunged at the invader, slightly scoring a cut down Joshua's left arm before it was parried. Though Starkiller fought back, every move he made was either blocked almost instantly by the Aleena's Lightsaber pike or missed because of the Jedi's constant hopping from place to place. The invader sent a volley of lightning against Paratus, noticing that Paratus had an extreme aversion to the electric pulses. He hit Paratus with more and more lightning but as he did so, the apprentice was suddenly struck from behind and his lightsaber fell from his hand. The death of Kazdan Paratus.He turned to see the junk version of Plo Koon standing behind him in a Form V stance, a vibroblade in place of his lightsaber. After a moment of surprise, the apprentice used the Force to blow apart the patchwork tribute and regained his lightsaber, deflecting a blow from the recovered Paratus. More "Masters," including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and Anakin Skywalker, attempted to face the apprentices, but all were destroyed. With each "death," Paratus clasped his chest deeper in pain and despair at their loss, crying when the last one fell to the apprentice.� Joshua grabbed the Jedi in a tight telekinetic hold and slammed him around the room, pounding him into submission. When he was sure that the Jedi was finished, the apprentice let Paratus fall to the ground on his back.


As he lay dying with his eyes closed, Paratus uttered his last words, apologizing to the Masters for failing them yet again. Paratus then became one with the Force and his body disappeared in a flash.

Starkiller returned to his ship and left for his next mission.