Far to galactic west, the Governing Judges rule over the last holdouts of the Exoi Kritocracy, a kingdom of laws, ruled by magistrates and governed by the will of the reclusive Exoi God-King and his faithful Acolytes. For millennia the Kritocracy has been in decline, forgotten by history as greater powers have risen in the murky reaches of the [[starwars:Unknown Regions|Unknown Regions]]. But now it will be shaken awake as it receives a visit from the Golden Empire's queen, the Sith witch Rin Sakaros.
The holo was still trying to piece it together as Lathkapan turned back to the viewport, and felt his own mouth fall open. He could see the newest addition to the unidentified flotilla. The ships were still many kilometers away, the pickets nothing more than pinpricks of light that might have been stars, but he could see this new warship. Thoroughly startled, he whirled around in time to find the holo giving a size comparison, though it was having difficulty outlining the hull of the new ship.
The triangular destroyer was not even a quarter its size.
"Pull back," Lathkapan commanded, his eyes wide now, but the clamor on the bridge as crewers spoke to one another was too loud.
"PULL BACK!" he shrieked, and several of the crew turned to stare. Struggling to maintain his composure, the captain reasoned, "We have to fall back within the range of the guardian moons! Do it!"
The silence that followed his commands was deafening, crew members typing input but glancing at him uneasily; Lathkapan could see their confidence plummeting. In the quiet, the comm tech's voice made several jump. "Sir…the hailing frequency…"
"I don't think we need to worry about battle warnings now," Lathkapan replied with a slightly hysterical chuckle. "There's no precedent for this!"
"No sir," the younger Exoi corrected. He looked at his panel as if it might bite him, then all four eyes turned back up. "They're hailing us."
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Defying everything he had previously said about the purpose of his fan-fiction, Sakaros wrote The Final Judgment in the "present" of RP; it was never actually RPed out in a chatroom. Sakaros had the idea for the story over Christmas break 2014, and the idea for an alien species with a history evolved into an entire story.
Jade-Starrz and Fermata13 served as editorial consultants for Jinyx Windrunner and Souv Tanake, respectively.