Irek Ismaren/Lord Nyax Respect Thread

This thread, as I haven't found another RT for him, will list both Accolades and Feats for Irek Ismaren, later known as Lord Nyax. Respect Lord Nyax, the Corellian nightmare.

I apologize if I made any language mistakes or misinterpreted some words.

★ A. Irek Ismaren ★

Irek Ismaren was a Human male from the planet Alderaan, the son of Sarcev Quest and Roganda Ismaren, one of Emperor Palpatine's concubines. Due to his mother's position, Irek was rumored to be the Emperor's son, and Roganda cultivated these rumors, raising her son as a possible heir to the throne. Irek was Force-sensitive, and he began to train in the dark side of the Force from an early age under the tutelage of his mother and the Imperial scientist, Nasdra Magrody. When Irek was five, Magrody installed a subelectronic converter into his brain, allowing him to control droids and computers through the Force. Midway through Irek's training, Palpatine was killed in 4 ABY at the Battle of Endor, but the eight-year-old Irek was not ready to stake a claim to the Empire. His mother retreated with Irek to her childhood home on Belsavis, continuing Irek's training to prepare for a future bid for the throne. In 12 ABY, Irek's mother had formulated a plot to reunite the fractured Empire and place Irek as the new Emperor. Irek used his abilities to summon the Eye of Palpatine, a massive dreadnaught abandoned in the Moonflower Nebula. The ship was to be a bargaining chip for financial backers from Senex-Juvex, who would use the Eye of Palpatine as the centerpiece of an allied fleet that would help them rebuild the Empire. However, when the dreadnaught arrived above Belsavis, Irek found that he could no longer control it. Irek and his mother abandoned Belsavis, and the ship was destroyed by saboteurs from the New Jedi Order.

Irek and his mother made their way to Coruscant where they took up residence in a hidden laboratory. While there, Irek was subjected to growth hormones and cybernetic enhancements, greatly increasing his strength and causing him to grow to three meters in height. Additionally, lightsabers were installed in his elbows, forearms, wrists, and knees. During this transformation, Irek's mother recruited Lord Cronal to continue his training. However, during one of his lessons, Irek instigated a lightsaber duel with Cronal. He was able to defeat his teacher, but sustained a lightsaber thrust through the skull.

--Summary from Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki

I.) Accolades

Leia, after sensing his power, muses that he could be the Emperor's son.

Irek, thought Leia. Perhaps the boy actually was the Emperor’s son, though given Palpatine’s age at the probable time of Irek’s conception—and given Roganda’s coolly unscrupulous talents as a planner—the odds were good that he wasn’t.

--Children of the Jedi

Irek has so much power that the Emperor should have used it.

There was no way Palpatine would have let such power exist without using it for his own ends. And having acted for him in some things, it would be easy to say, These orders come from him.

--Children of the Jedi

Irek's powers could cripple the defenses of the New Republic.

And that coalition would be armed with the wealth of the Senex Lords, and the massive weaponry of the Eye of Palpatine, drawn from the darkness of the past by a fifteen-year-old boy whose powers could cripple the Republic’s unprepared defenses.

--Children of the Jedi

Irek was far more powerful than his mother, Roganda, an Emperor's Hand.

Her fourteen-year old-son was still alive, and was strong in the Force...much stronger than his demanding mother.

--Essential Guide to Characters

Irek is a powerful Force user.

At Belsavis, Han and Leia’s investigations uncover Roganda Ismaren, a former concubine of the Emperor whose son, Irek, is a powerful Force-sensitive who has been surgically enhanced with a transmitter that allows him to control machinery.

--The Essential Reader's Companion

II.) Telepathy

Irek forces Leia to go to bed.

She felt, at the same moment, a thick, weighted buzzing in her head, a heavy sleepiness, and for an instant nothing mattered to her but going over to the bed and lying down … The Force. A trick of the Force.

--Children of the Jedi

Irek reads Leia's thoughts.

She couldn’t let him catch her. Couldn’t let him overtake her. Blocks and slabs of darkness loomed in front of her, walls of stench overpowering her ability to track where she should go. The smell of kretch, of roses, of filth. Great, howling waves of power jerked and dragged at her, pulling her back, washing her sideways. In the back of her consciousness she was aware of Irek running lightly, skipping and hopping down the corridors with the sheer delight of trying to find her, trying to track her, trying to block her from the room where her body lay. Luke, she thought desperately, Luke, help me … And like a mocking playground echo, Irek mimicked jeeringly, Oh, Lukie, help me …

--Children of the Jedi

Leia is not able to resist Irek's telepathy.

He held up the ball, and his mind seemed to reach out into the corridor like a vast net, drawing at her. Leia felt herself dissolving like a smoke wraith, an unskilled illusion; drawn as if by a vacuum toward the steel ball; dissipating into the power of the dark side. There had to be a way to use the Force to protect herself, she thought … to get past the dark terror that stood before the door. But she didn’t know what it was. The boy puckered his lips and inhaled, pulling her in with his breath.

--Children of the Jedi

Irek creates an illusion of Darth Vader, but he is interrupted by his mother, Roganda, vanishing the illusion.

He swung around, his concentration broken. The shadow of Vader vanished. Leia flung herself at the door, through the door, hurled herself to the sleeping form on the bed.

--Children of the Jedi

III.) Mechu-deru

Irek has the power to control droids. Though, that is only possible for him, because he had a brain chip implanted.

“Why didn’t your droid stop?” he asked. “Why didn’t it obey me?” “What made you think it would?” she returned, folding her arms. “Because I have the Force. I have the power.”

--Children of the Jedi

Irek's skill with Mechu-deru increases daily.

His control over droids and mechanicals increases daily; his use of the various artifacts of the Jedi his mother brings to him is ever more adept.

--Children of the Jedi

Irek forces a droid to go back.

The R-10 whirred to a halt. “Pick up the glass.” It extruded one of its long, multijointed arms with their slightly sticky velvet pads and obligingly picked up the chilled wineglass. “Throw it on the floor.” The droid froze in midmotion. Breaking glasses—breaking any sort of dish or utensil—was part of the black-box code hardwired into any household droid. Irek’s grin widened and he fastened his gaze on the R-10. Leia felt the shiver of the Force in the air, reaching into, digging at, the droid’s programming, forcing it synapse by synapse to rearrange its actions in spite of multi-layered restraints against it. The droid reacted with great distress. It backed, rocked, turned in a circle …

--Children of the Jedi

Irek calls the Eye of Palpatine to Belsavis. He also would have been able to control the Eye, a 19km long dreadnaught.

By tapping into the strength of the Force, Lord Irek was able to reactivate the relay and bring the battlemoon here, where it will be close enough for him to control its on-board programming directly.”

--Children of the Jedi

“That supership Mara told us about, the other half of the assault on Belsavis … it’s on its way! Irek summoned it—Roganda’s son, Irek—” “That kid?” “He’s trained in the Force, he can influence mechanicals … He’ll make hash out of our fleet …”

--Children of the Jedi

Coincidentally, while Irek Ismaren was using his subelectronic converter to call the ship through the Force, Jedi Master Luke Skywalker had already encountered the Eye in the Moonflower Nebula.

--The Essential Chronology

Irek could control every machine with a thought.

Irek Ismaren, who was rumored to be the offspring of Palpatine himself, had been implanted with a subelectronic converter that allowed him to control any machine with a mere thought. --Essential Chronology

IV.) Combat Skill

Leia believes that she wouldn't be able to defeat Irek in a duel.

Irek challenged Leia to a lightsaber duel, but she realized the best way to save her life was to surrender. --Essential Guide to Characters

Irek defeats his master in a duel. The Jedi Academy Training Manual actually confirms that he was trained by Lord Cronal.

Then something happened,” Baljos said. “The notes are not exactly clear, but it seems like they found and took on a partner, another Dark Jedi, and at some point Irek and the new partner got in a dispute and dueled. The partner was killed, and Irek took a lightsaber thrust right through the skull. He died.”

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Irek is confirmed to be a poor duelist, yet he defeats Cronal.

Although his lightsaber skills were poor, his Force talents, combined with an implanted computer chip, made him a mechanical prodigy able to influence droids and computers.

--Essential Guide to Characters

★ B. Lord Nyax ★

Brain-dead, Irek was placed into suspended animation by his mother as she attempted to repair him. The damaged parts of Irek's mind were replaced by computer parts, but his personality and identity was gone. Desperate for her son to return, Roganda planned to install operational programming and memories into Irek to bring him back. Before this could occur, a groundquake caused by the Yuuzhan Vong's conquest of Coruscant freed Irek from stasis. With no knowledge of who he was or what had happened to him, he murdered his mother and escaped from the laboratory, seeking out a wellspring of Force energy nearby. The wellspring was protected by the ruins of the old Jedi Temple, and Irek commanded legions of displaced refugees to help him break past the barrier. His minions, frightened of Irek's monstrous form and incredible powers, dubbed him Lord Nyax, from the Corellian legend about a dark spirit. With no knowledge of his own past, Irek took up the moniker for himself. Irek eventually broke into the Force nexus, granting him greater control over the Force than ever before. However, he was confronted by a taskforce led by Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. One of the Jedi in the taskforce, Tahiri Veila, used Yuuzhan Vong technology, unable to be sensed in the Force, to ambush "Lord Nyax". Badly injured by thud bugs, Irek fell, using the last of his energy to propel a torrent of rubble and debris at his attackers. The effort imprinted Irek's anger and frustration in the area where he had collapsed. Skywalker and the other Jedi sensed Nyax's death through the Force, but later reports claimed that he escaped.

--Summary from Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki

I.) Accolades

Nyax has a deep connection to the dark side of the Force.

Despite the unfinished nature of his programming, Lord Nyax had a deep connection to the dark side of the Force.

--Star Wars Encyclopedia

Nyax is a formidable opponent.

He also learned how to wield a collection of lightsabers connected to the gloves and joints of his body, making him a formidable opponent.

--Star Wars Encyclopedia

Nyax corrupts the Jedi temple nexus and grows incredibly powerful.

Nyax drew strenght from the well of energy, twisting it to the dark side and growing incredibly powerful.

--Star Wars Encyclopedia

Nyax causes a disturbance in the Force.

Nyax is attempting to uncover a Force nexus buried in the Coruscant rubble—the site of the old Jedi Temple. This effort is the source of the disturbance Luke senses in the Force.

--Essential Reader's Companion

Yassat doubts that Luke could defeat Nyax.

Luke shrugged. “We’ll be back, then.” Yassat offered him a look of sympathy. “No, you won’t.”

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax makes a room where he once stood a nexus.

Privately, Luke disagreed. The characteristic of the chamber that many of the others couldn’t detect was that it reeked of the dark side of the Force—it was the source, or at least a source, of the disquiet he had felt. And it somehow suggested humanity to him, humanity at its worst. --Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

It was not evidence or deduction or luck that had led them here. Luke and the other Jedi could feel lingering dark-side energy imbued in the walls, the machines, the corpses. The sensation, so like what Luke had experienced within a certain cave on Dagobah, caused the hair on the back of his neck to rise.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Luke describes Nyax as very powerful. He also doubts if they could stop Nyax.

“I hope not.” Luke looked up the hole; only a few meters of the water and atmosphere pipes were visible in the dim light from their glow rods. “It’s very strong, very evil. And I have no idea whether we have enough resources here to stop it.” --Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

“We’re going down there.” Luke closed his eyes, just for a moment, as the weight of that decision pressed upon him. He was about to lead his wife and a teenager into a situation he wasn’t sure he could handle, a situation that was likely to get them all killed. He looked at Face again. “If we die here, the other Jedi need to know about Lord Nyax. You’re going to tell them.”

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax is described as glowing light in the Force.

Luke found he could sense the man in the Force—could do so without even reaching out for him. The man was a glowing light in the Force, a beacon in the midst of darkness. A beacon of darkness … but that suddenly didn’t matter much.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax's presence affects Luke.

Luke felt the great weight lift from him. He could breathe again. “Are you two done here?” he asked.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Luke describes Nyax as powerful.

But I also have a sense that he’s powerful. --Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax, while drawing on a Force nexus, has more power than any being alive has ever sensed.

Power flowed through Nyax, such power as no being alive had ever felt. He could reach down into this world, reach through the false crust beneath him, through the natural stone crust beneath that, all the way to where stone turned to sluggish fluid and through to where superheated metals ran like river water.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax has the power to crack worlds in two.

He could crack this world in two, could force the meaningless worker-things to convey him to another, and crack that one, too.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Amped Nyax is more powerful than amped Luke, Mara and Tahiri.

And he was tired of these creatures. They were weaker than he, but so stubborn. Even inventive.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax's presence curses his surroundings.

“Nyax is gone. But he’s imbued his surroundings with some of his hatred. Some of his last intent.”

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

II.) Telepathy

Nyax enslaves the weak-minded survivors of the Second Battle of Coruscant.

He used mental projection to control weak-minded, who survived the Second Battle of Coruscant, drawing on their energies while using them to scout out the Yuuzhan Vong.

--Star Wars Encyclopedia

Nyax creates an image, places it into the head of a person, then makes him his mental slave.

The tall man did not speak to him. He did not know words. Instead, he made a thought—an image of the black wall shattering, opening to reveal the treasure beyond—and shoved it into the mind of the other. The smaller man stiffened and shrieked as the thought lodged in his mind, occupied it fully. Then the tall man sent another thought, a question: How? The smaller man trembled in his grip, and thoughts, hundreds of them, tiny and scurrying like rodents, flashed through his mind. Then there was an image. A machine, something a man could hold in two hands. From its nozzle came a blinding blaze, a cutting fire. The small man thought of that fire piercing the wall, cutting a door, allowing the tall man through. The tall man formed another thought. In it, the small man would go forth, find that machine, and bring it here. Immediately. With ruthless strength, he hammered that thought into the small man’s mind, heard his new shriek. Then he dropped the small man. His new slave, weeping, sobbing, ran off into the darkness. --It had taken time, and frequent yanking of thoughts out of their heads, for him to understand names. Sounds that belonged only to one being. Each of them had a name, and when he understood that, it became vital for him to have one, too. He was more powerful, more important than any of them. It was not right for them to have names and him not to.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax uses Drain Knowledge to get a name.

It had taken time, and frequent yanking of thoughts out of their heads, for him to understand names. Sounds that belonged only to one being. Each of them had a name, and when he understood that, it became vital for him to have one, too. He was more powerful, more important than any of them. It was not right for them to have names and him not to.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax possibly reads Luke's thoughts.

There was no walkway before him. One step through this viewport and he’d plummet to his death. The man’s grin grew wider. Then he sidestepped and disappeared from sight.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax places an image in Luke's thoughts.

Then it answered—not in words, but in images. Luke saw the power of its will, expressed through the Force, rolling over the remaining people of Coruscant like water roaring down a canyon through a burst dam.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax forces his mental slaves to attack Vong warriors.

Lord Nyax watched as his workers swarmed toward the warriors he could not sense. He did not like the fact that he could not feel them, but he did enjoy seeing his workers kill them—though it was usually at a cost of twenty or thirty workers per warrior. But he was summoning more workers from all around. No matter how well they hid in the ruined undercity, his call reached them and forced many, most, to climb free of their hiding holes, to stumble and then walk and then race toward the scene of this conflict.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax freezes Luke, Mara and Tahiri.

Then he made a thought and drove it into their heads.It hit Luke like a razorbug fired straight through his forehead. Luke staggered under the pain. His back hit the irregular floor. He waved his lightsaber up and in front of him, a defensive form, but there was no follow-up blow for him to counter. There was, however, a new priority. He was to switch off his lightsaber and then go attack the Yuuzhan Vong. He leapt to his feet and turned his weapon off. He could see Mara and Tahiri doing the same. But that would mean dying—and, worse, failing. No, it’s what he had to do. No, he couldn’t do that. He stood, frozen by the dilemma, straining against the thought that filled his mind, the thought that was slowly driving out every other consideration. So he did what he had to whenever he was confused. He reached out, touching Mara in the Force. He didn’t have to open his mind to her; his mind was as open as it could be, held open by Lord Nyax’s thought. He just had to reach for her, and she was there, locked in as much confusion and pain as he. She had no answer for him. He reached for Tahiri and found her to be identically immobile. He felt Lord Nyax grow impatient, then angry, and Lord Nyax expressed his anger through pain. Luke felt his fingers and toes, hands and feet, shins and forearms explode. He fell, writhing, then stared in amazement as he realized that his limbs were still attached—the pain was real, but no injury had caused it. He could feel Mara’s pain, feel Tahiri’s.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax can see through eyes of others.

Where a mind was strong and complex enough to hear him, to obey, he looked through that creature’s eyes.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax transmits his pain to others.

Luke jerked as he felt his flesh burn. He looked at his arm, but no blackness appeared there, no seared flesh. It was Nyax, his pain being transmitted to all close enough to feel it, and he could see that pain reflected in the faces of Mara, Tahiri, Danni, even Kell.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

III.) Force augmentation

Nyax shatters ferrocrete.

The stone held up against blows from his fist. He found a block of ferrocrete nearby and swung it with all his considerable strength at the wall. The ferrocrete shattered.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax slams Ryuk so hard at a wall that his bones shatter.

Bitter disappointment filled the tall man’s heart. He gestured, shoving, and Ryuk slammed into the black stone. The tall man heard Ryuk’s bones break and, as Ryuk slid down the surface of the stone, saw blood trailing behind. He felt Ryuk’s emotions go from fear to quiet to nothingness.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax could jump further than Luke, Mara and Tahiri.

Lord Nyax led the three Jedi on a high-speed run through the ruins of Coruscant. He could travel faster than they could, because from time to time he’d simply leap from one building to the next one over, usually a leap too great for them to match. Yet they could always feel him in the distance, sense his movements, sense a feeling of expectation and even anxiety from him.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

IV.) Telekinesis

Nyax uses a ceiling to kill 6 Vong warriors.

A piece of ceiling steel whirled down like a spinning sawblade from above. It flashed across the warriors’ position at knee height, and just for a fraction of a second Viqi thought that it had missed. Then those six warriors collapsed, legs severed at the knees, blood gouting from the stumps and limbs.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax blasts a hole through ruins to the surface.

He simply raised a hand. Above him, a portion of the ceiling, a plug some ten meters across, shot straight up and out of sight. Debris rained down, but drifted to one side before it could hit Nyax. Tremendous crashing noises emerged from the hole above, and the walls all around them began to shake. Tahiri joined Luke and Mara, tucking something away in her backpack. “We’re in trouble,” she said.

(...)

The hole above Nyax’s head widened. No more rubble poured down upon him. Instead, sunlight did. First it was a tiny shaft; then it broadened into a blue-white column of brilliance. He bathed in the light, held out both hands to capture it, rubbed it into his cheeks. Luke could feel Tahiri’s sense of shock; it matched his own. “Did he drive a hole all the way to the surface?” she asked. “I think so,” Luke said. He turned his attention to the beings at the summit of the construction droid. He could feel their confusion, too. Nyax, his objective accomplished, had released them. As their volition returned, their physical exertions, their outrage at(bearbeitet)the way they had been violated for so long, overwhelmed them. “I have to get up there,” Luke said. “Persuade them to drive that thing out of here before the building comes down.”

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax is able to levitate.

But Nyax, ignoring him, lifted straight up into the air and floated up through the hole his Force powers had made. In a moment he was out of sight.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax manipulates rubble.

From the ziggurat emerged a column of rubble. As it rose, it parted, arcing away from its point of emergence in all directions like a water spray. But this spray was being flung kilometers in every direction, chewing through building tops and coralskippers as it landed. And above its center, where the rubble no longer rose, floated Nyax. Giant boulders danced in and out through the rubble spray, weaving a lovely spiral through the air.

(...)

From here they could see the hole in the ziggurat roof widening. With every moment that passed, more tons of rubble poured up and out of the hole and flew out to pour onto surrounding kilometers of buildings. Some streams diverted to hose coralskippers out of the air. The lines of giant boulders still danced their merry circles around Nyax.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax would have been able to crack the floor where his enemies are standing at. But before he could do that, he gets cheap-shotted by Tahiri.

Nyax raised his hands. He would crack the stone they rode on and send it and them hurtling down into the ruins. --Rebel Stand: Enemy Lines II

Something slammed into his back, just below the point where his internal armor plate protected him. His eyes snapped wide. He had not felt it coming. Something was wrong. He had the pain under control. He was full of the power. He should be able to make anything happen, anytime. He did not understand, for he had not been trained in the ways and use of the Force, that the catastrophic failure of the body’s functions could interfere with use of the Force. All he did understand was that his control over the boulders, over the debris flow from the ever-widening hole beneath him, was faltering. Nyax gaped at her. It was one of the alien creatures, one of the types flung by the warriors he could not feel. Her type was not supposed to use this. Only the flat-nosed aliens were. It was unfair. She had cheated.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax hurls tons of rubble.

They had to be aboard because he would not sleep until they were dead. He roared out his pain and sent ton after ton of rubble into the sky.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax, while constantly losing power, destroys Mataloks, 1200m warships.

Then the rubble streams hit the mataloks. They poured across the vessels, some small portions of them being swallowed by voids, the majority eating away at the yorik coral as though it were sugar. The mataloks sideslipped, desperately trying to avoid the streams of destruction, but the rubble blasts tracked them, followed them, wore them down.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

V.) Combat Skill

Nyax defeats several Vong warriors.

I was on one side of the main chamber of a textile factory, hiding from a Vong hunting party; they were on the other side. I was already scared, but I got a lot more scared and didn’t know why. Then the screaming started. Where the warriors were, I could see someone moving. A big man, ghostly white. There was a roar, and flashes of red all around it, but no sound of blasters. I got away. Hours later, I came back. I found the Vong warriors dead. Chopped to pieces, burned in places, some of them eaten on.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax easily defeats a Voxyn, deadly Jedi hunters.

Then there was another snap-hiss, and another, and another. The distant red glow brightened. Viqi saw the silhouette of a voxyn leaping high, vaulting intervening machinery, backlit by the glow—and then something rose to meet the voxyn in mid-flight. It was not a Jedi, not a lightsaber blade. A block of machinery two meters on a side flew up from below and crashed into the leaping voxyn, striking with such force that Viqi heard the creature’s bones shatter. The impact smashed the voxyn back through the air, a wobbly caricature of a once-living beast. The voxyn’s body crashed onto the factory’s duracrete floor and the block of machinery landed upon it, breaking more bones, and stuck there, not bouncing or rolling forward as it should have. --Rebel Stand: Enemy Lines II

Many Jedi had fallen to their fangs, their teeth, the corrosive stomach acid they could bring up at a moment’s notice.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax stomps several Vong warriors.

Viqi writhed in time with the war cries of the Yuuzhan Vong and, one by one, she heard them die under the almost musical tones of the lightsabers. Then there was only the sound of lightsabers cutting, and cutting, and cutting.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax stomps another Voxyn.

A lightsaber, a red one, ignited in Lord Nyax’s hand. Then Mara took another look. This wasn’t a normal lightsaber; the energy blade emerged from the back of his metallic glove. It pivoted as he flexed his right hand. Another emerged from his left glove. The voxyn, canny and old, charged to within three meters of Lord Nyax and then arched its back. It made a noise like a bedchamber’s worth of carpet being suddenly ripped in two, and a gout of dark, smoking liquid sprayed from its mouth.

(...)

In the corner of her eye, she saw the voxyn charge Lord Nyax. He dodged under the beast’s leap and flexed an arm. His elbow-blade sheared through the voxyn’s gut, slicing the beast cleanly in two. It landed in pieces behind him.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax slaughters several Vong.

Viqi watched the huge pale man slaughter Yuuzhan Vong warriors.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax kills 8 Vong and a Voxyn in seconds.

Seconds had passed. Eight Yuuzhan Vong warriors and their voxyn were dead. Seventeen more remained.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax fights evenly with Luke, Mara, Tahiri and some Vong.

Kell finished binding Viqi’s hands behind her back and looked up in time to see Lord Nyax lunge toward Luke. Luke raised his lightsaber, caught the downward sweep of Lord Nyax’s right-hand forearm weapon. He spun clockwise, narrowing his profile as the left-hand forearm blade thrust toward him, and kept his guard up in time to intercept the right-hand elbow blade. Mara leapt forward, unleashing two fast blows that the thing’s left-elbow blade caught, then folded over nearly double as she leaped back from a strike from its left knee. The Yuuzhan Vong warriors unloaded handfuls of thudbugs and razorbugs, heedless of which of the targets they might hit, but the two Jedi and Lord Nyax flicked the weapons out of the air or dodged them entirely. Two Jedi? Three. Suddenly Tahiri was in their midst, coming up on Luke’s left, blocking a follow-up blow from the elbow blade on that side.(....)Denua Ku watched the pale Jeedai, and for a moment admiration almost drowned out the revulsion he felt at the notion of having abomination-machines like lightsabers touching one’s own flesh. The pale thing fought with a savagery and speed unlike those of any warrior he had ever seen. And it was untrained. With his experienced warrior’s eye, he could see that its movements were instinctive, a fact revealed in the creature’s failure to throw effective combinations of blows, its inability to gauge which way its enemies would leap when it attacked them. If it had been born Yuuzhan Vong, if he’d been able to train it for a year, even half a year, he could have turned this thing into the greatest warrior who was not himself a god. As it was, he’d have to kill this thing.Even if the Jeedai, too, wanted it dead, it was still an abomination. And it was the greater threat. It had to die first. He threw his last razorbug, then lunged forward into hand-to-hand range, probing at the pale thing’s back with the tail-tip of his amphistaff. The pale thing spun, sending its knee blade toward Denua Ku’s guts. He blocked the sweep with his amphistaff, but the impact was tremendous; it threw him back off his feet. He rolled backward and came upright, saw one of his warriors perform a similar probing assault … and this warrior took a forearm blade through the throat. Nine Yuuzhan Vong warriors down. Sixteen to go. The numbers were becoming worse. A tremendous mechanical roar shook the chamber. It lowered slightly in volume but became steady, filling the air.“It’s a delaying tactic!” Mara shouted over the roar. “I know!” Luke shouted back. “It’s working! I’m being delayed!” He stopped a forearm-swing and was driven back a step, stopped the follow-up elbow swing and was driven back a step, jumped back to avoid the knee-strike and discovered it was only a feint; Lord Nyax’s leg snapped back and caught a Yuuzhan Vong warrior in the crotch, collapsing the warrior despite its armor. Every step took the Jedi and the warriors toward the center of the chamber. The floor vibrated beneath their feet. “What?” Mara said. “I didn’t say anything!” “Not you! Speak up, Face!” Luke waved Mara back. She jumped up and backward in a somersault, taking her out of Lord Nyax’s range, and took out her comlink, holding it up to her ear. Tahiri took her place, swinging her lightsaber defensively, eyes wide as she analyzed her attacker’s motions and patterns.Unable to hear, Mara bit off a curse. She tucked her comlink away and jumped back into the fight, deflected a pair of thudbugs, took a swipe at Lord Nyax’s hand; its arm rotated and it caught the attack on its lightsaber blade. Luke flipped over the pale thing, striking as he went; his blow was blocked.Tahiri, in front, lunged forward … and stumbled, right into the path of a knee blade. Mara reached out, an effort to shove with the Force, knowing that she was too late, knowing that the knee-blade would emerge in a fraction of a second from the back of Tahiri’s skull—but Tahiri whipped to the side, still in control, still in balance, even as Luke crashed feetfirst into Lord Nyax’s neck, forcing its head down toward its own knee-blade. The blade turned itself off. Lord Nyax’s head passed through empty space. Luke, backflipping to his feet, offered up an expression of bafflement and frustration. Mara sighed. It had been a feint, an effort to trick the thing into spearing itself with its own weapons. But its designers had been too thorough. There were fail-safes. The floor rocked under their feet. Mara felt the crash from below as much as she heard it. Lord Nyax leapt upward a half-dozen meters and then, impossibly, just hung there in space, smiling down at the Jedi and the Yuuzhan Vong. Mara realized, a fraction of a second too late, that it had merely grabbed the same cord by which she and Luke had descended. Then the floor went out from under her.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Luke and friends did use the Force nexus as well.

“That fountain of Force energy is what made Nyax stronger,” Luke said. “It’s pure power … and we can use it, too.” --Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

Nyax kills 5 Vong warriors.

Once they caught up very close. The bodies of five lightly scarred Yuuzhan Vong warriors, young ones, lay in a brightly lit corridor, their wounds still smoking.

--Enemy Lines II: Rebel Stand

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