"Master Kenobi! I'm so glad you could make it," Madam Zavra said, smiling as she waved Obi-Wan over. "I wanted to give you a tour of our Research Center, since you might have need of it during your stay."
Obi-Wan gave the Onderon Council member a cordial bow. "Thank you Madam Zavra."
He fell into step with her, listening as she pointed out things of interest, gave him a quick tutorial on their computer system and generally made an issue out of showing him around. FInally, Obi-Wan couldn't take it any longer. His nerves and his resolve had been sorely tested at breakfast and he wanted to get on with this mission.
"What is it that you really wanted to tell me, Madam Zavra?" Obi-Wan said in a low undertone, nodding to someone as they passed by.
"Oh," she gasped, slightly taken aback. She shook off the feeling quickly and grinned. "Right. You're a Jedi. I keep forgetting..."
Obi-Wan rolled his eyes. Zavra chuckled.
"Alright. Obi-Wan. I discovered something interesting about those abandoned runes. That tomb that is supposedly upon Dxun? is an old Sith tomb."
It took every ounce of effort for Obi-Wan to keep walking, as his blood turned to ice. Those thrice be-damned Sith again! He should have guessed! He kept his breathing steady, his expression neutral.
"I see. And what makes you think this information would be valuable for me?"
Zavra gave him a sidelong glance. "The Sith are the ancient enemies of the Jedi. I thought you might be interested to know that the CIS is trying to take control of a system that used to belong to the Sith during the Old Republic. And also," she glanced around the room covertly, "I've heard rumours about the Sith and their role in the Clone War."
"Uh-huh. Well, you shouldn't believe everything you hear, Madam Zavra. But I thank you for this information. It would serve us well to find out what our CIS friends want with the tomb of a Sith."
"Indeed." Then, she added more loudly. "Well, Master Kenobi, that's everything. If you need any assistance, you have only to ask."
They exchanged bows and then Obi-Wan was left alone. He headed for his room. No use pulling attention to himself by commencing his search on this mysterious tomb now
. Besides, he needed to inform Master Yoda of this development.
He headed to his room and sat before the comm-console, where a datapad was waiting for him. He felt his breath hitch as he picked it up.So soon? But Siri and I have barely begun our farce...
But no, the words on the datapad confirmed it:
We're watching you, Master Jedi.