Mellow chanting traveled through the bowels of Bastion's Sith Academy, where Vereshin had traveled to meet his apprentice following the battle of Coruscant. In an office made of stone, the Sith Lord played with a metal slinky. A cigarette balanced on the side of an ashtray, on which he inhaled every so often, pausing to sip a cup of strong tea which sat beside his notes. A knock at the door sounded and Vereshin spoke without looking up from the slinky which he rolled back and forward between his hands.
"Yes come in, Adrian." Vereshin said as the door opened and the Acolyte poked his head through the ajar space. The slinky rolled back and forward between his hands and he enjoyed the smooth sensation of the metal, along with little clink when the frames collided with another. Setting the slinky down, his removed his glasses and took another sip from his teacup. "Isn't it lovely? I have a collection of them." He said, pointing towards the slinky. "I like little things that move." Vereshin mused as he rose from his chair.
The Sith Lord swanned around his desk, wearing a black cardigan over a grey shirt and loose trousers inside of boots with pointed toes and many silver buckles. He slowly extended a hand and gripped the Acolyte's chin, feeling the power emanate from the young Sith.
"You have grown in power since my absence, I am pleased." In a cool and malicious tone, Vereshin spoke to Adrian while he released his chin. With an impressed sigh, he raised the cigarette to his mouth and inhaled, blowing smoke away from Adrian's face. "The next phase of your training will consist of altering reality through the Force in order to terrify your enemies." Raising a finger, Vereshin made a note on the air.
"There were many Alliance prisoners and Jedi captured following the attack on Coruscant, we are going to interrogate them." The Sith Lord explained as he extended a hand towards Adrian's forehead, preparing to sift through his mind for any vulnerabilities. "... But first, you must be trained to resist a psychological attack through the Force." Vereshin stood backwards and coiled his fingers, penetrating Adrian's mind with tendrils of dark energy.