Star Wars: Predators
The Cabal are a mysterious group of Inquisitors occupying the Great Temple on Yavin 4. They captured Tobin Stryder during his investigation into what happened to Mike Sykes. Predator Squadron enacted a rescue mission that proved costly.
On Yavin Predator Squadron have encountered the following members:
- Brutish human male in armour who lopped off Tobin’s arm.
- Mara Jade – Red haired human female who seems to be rather stealthy. She reappeared at the Project Raptor facility in the Horus System and pursued Galish and Sandy down a turbolift shaft, cutting their cart to pieces. She ambushed Tobin on Corellia where she let slip that the Empire was sending a force to Hoth. She then showed up at Bespin, where she liberated Jacen from Wing Guard imprisonment before an Imperial specialist could take custody of him. She told him that Tobin was a flawed teacher for him and that she planned to steal the Staff of Ossus from Darth Vader in order to destroy it. She told him that he could call her “Jade”. Together they carried out this mission by raiding the Executor; at the end of this raid she said that Jacen had proven himself worthy to be her student.
- The Zabrak with the burned face identified by Elaiza as “Sirak”. Engaged Elaiza in a lightsaber duel on Nar Shaddaa, cutting off her arm. Engaged her in combat again on Yavin 4, bearing a silver lightsaber blade.
- The powerful Force-using Miraluan who captured Togruta and duelled Reine in the depths of the statue.
Since the Yavin raid, the Cabal have shown up on several occasions:
- Whilst raiding the TIE Raptor facility in the Horus system, Predator Squadron encountered the red haired female Inquisitor. She would later show up again on Corellia.
- Whilst raiding a derelict Separatist ship orbiting Virgillia, and during the subsequent aftermath of Predator Squadron’s escape attempt, Predator Squadron encountered the Zabrak (who demanded the return of “his” holocron) and the Miraluan (who Oz grievously wounded, scarring his face). More may have been present, but Predator Squadron are uncertain.
- At Corellia, whilst investigating Operation: Shatterpoint, Predator Squadron encountered the brutish fellow who disarmed Tobin. They also encountered a new masked Inquisitor – a full faced helmet and armour covered the figure and they wielded a double-bladed vibrosword.
- At Bespin following the events of the Battle of Hoth, the inquisitor who calls herself “Jade” broke Jacen out of prison. She told him that she planned to conduct a heist from the Executor and that he would be useful. He needed a teacher, someone to show him the ways of the Force. Someone who knows what they’re doing.
- After Predator Squadron’s capture at Kamino, Grand Moff Kevlan shipped Predator Squadron off to an Imperial facility at Ice 9. Predator Squadron escaped and when they arrived at Ice 9, they found members of the Cabal exploring an ancient installation. They spotted Mara Jade fleeing from the planet, she warned them away – “Only death awaits you here”. On the planet’s crystalline surface, they battled and killed the brutish Inquisitor, who revealed his name was Amaad.
- Predator Squadron followed the Cabal’s trail, realising they were following an ancient Star Map that Tobin and Gand had previously encountered. It was said that this map would lead them to ‘paradise’.
- At the end of the journey, they encountered a huge orb – thousands of kilometers in diameter, they suspected it of being a Dyson Sphere. They battled enthralled minions of the Cabal, and entered into a strange opening on the surface. Gravity started acting oddly, strange apparitions appeared before them. The found the Master and the Miraluan conducting some sort of ritual, trying to open a gateway of some kind. The Master dueled Predator Squadron whilst the Miraluan continued, he died but the Miraluan made it through (although was wounded). This left Predator Squadron no choice but to follow.
- They stepped through the gateway and found themselves in a large open field. They followed the Miraluan’s tracks and found him sitting on a rock, staring at the sky, laughing. He told the that they were in Paradise, but Predator Squadron wouldn’t understand. Oz executed the Inquisitor.
- These events led to Predator Squadron encountering the Celestials.
Currently the only known members of the Cabal at large are Mara Jade and Sirak (who appears to have taken the errant Jedi Knight and member of Predator Squadron, Sandraudiga , under his wing).