|Evasive Action: Recruitment|
Evasive Action: Recruitment was an ongoing daily webstrip on Hyperspace published from August to December 2005, written by Paul Ens and illustrated by Thomas Hodges. The story takes place shortly after the events of Revenge of the Sith.
Shortly after the declaration of the Galactic Empire, Emperor Palpatine utilized thousands of workers to build a fortress on Byss. Byss was a dark side conduit, able to give its inhabitants great power in using the Force. Along with the power of Byss, Palpatine slowly fed on the life energy of his workers, to lengthen his own life.
Palpatine and Darth Vader brought a number of captured Agricultural Corps survivors and other Force adepts to the planet in order to train them into powerful servants. Vader was ordered to select worthy pupils, and dispose of the rest.
Vader initially selected four of the best pupils, a Jedi named Antinnis Tremayne among them. The others included: Gwellib Ap-Llewff—who later became a dark side adept in service on Byss, Lanu Pasiq, and Halmere—who, like Tremayne, became a High Inquisitor.
Vader trained them personally in his palace in the Imperial City.
The main characters Drake Lo'gaan, Ekria and Zonder are all Jedi padawans that have by, some miracle not specified, managed to escape the Great Jedi Purge. They are hiding in the lower levels of Coruscant hoping to escape the notice of the Sith.
Drake is first seen gambling in the Uscru District to make some credits. However the Nalle triplets realized that he was underage and called in the stormtroopers to have him removed. Drake, afraid of being captured, made a daring escape with the help of his friends Zonder and Ekria.
Inside their small apartment the three friends had an argument about the moral wrongs of gambling and Ekria persuaded Drake to get a legitimate job.
Drake decided to join COMPNOR as they were launching a special recruitment campaign for their SAGroup. He applied under the alias "Jodd Sonta". While at the launch party Drake heard a speech by Inquisitor Tremayne. Unfortunately Tremayne sensed his presence in the Force and ordered a full background check on everyone present in at the party.
Tremayne informed Darth Vader of the presence of Jedi on Coruscant at his training session. Tremayne talked to Vader as he fought off the other three apprentices. Unfortunately Vader became angry with his lack of concentration. Tremayne immediately succeeded in disarming the other Force-users using his powerful anger.
Meanwhile Drake managed to get a job as a security guard at a space port on Coruscant. While on duty, he met a girl named Onnelly Praji who was boarding a transport to Byss.
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