Darkness. Shadows. Nightmares. Dreams. These were common for Darth Verena in her slumber since she was forced to exile herself or face extinction. The planet of Lehon, homeworld of the lost Rakatan species was lost to time, forgotten, discarded and then rediscovered time and time again over the last 25,000 years. When Ziki came to this planet, the now-tribal Rakatan people lived underground and paid little attention to the surface world. She had found that the system was unstable due to the design of it by the ancient Rakatans. She manipulated her ship using the Force to prevent her vessel from crashing on the surface of Lehon and instead managed to precariously 'park' the huge vessel near a series of huge buildings that she was unsure of what or who created them.
Following a time to setup the vessel and her affairs in order so that all would be safe while she slept, the woman performed this ritual and entered into a physiological stasis and slept for thousands of years. Then, like a bolt of lightning coming out of a great storm, the Force knocked upon her consciousness. A group of pirates seeking lost treasures and technology to scavenge came to the planet. In their searches, they found the temple that Ziki had stored herself in. Her vessel had been consumed, mostly on the exterior, by the natural growth of plants on the tropical planet. Their presence and intensely loud behavior awakened the spark of her consciousness.
Like a swirling cloud of darkened lights over water, the pins of her ritual came undone. Her consciousness reconstructed itself and re-energized her soul. Then, as her body came awake, she let out a deep, powerful scream which shook the entire temple. The pirates were frightened, wary of the sudden awakening of something they couldn't explain. Her eyes opened, filled with rage and hunger. Her form outstretched across the temple and felt the presence of the living. Through the Force, her willpower tore the pirates apart, one by one, until their Living Force was consumed whole and completely.
The rage she felt only fueled the fire to which to burn these poor creatures. When the last one was slaughtered in her awakening, she came to full consciousness and ability. This entire event being broadcasted across the Force like an intense beacon of something terrible. Having realized that these were pirates, she searched the entire temple, grabbing anything they had and even took whatever they had in their cargo holds back to her ship. Finding her old ship took some time considering the growth in the last 4,000 years, but she did eventually find it.
Removing all of the foliage which consumed her vessel, she eventually got it cleaned off and went to work on getting the vessel to function once more. After a few days of working, she eventually got it working and found that the hyperdrive had just enough fuel left to get her to somewhere in the Outer Rim. Now that she would be able to return to the galaxy with some decent wealth and a functioning vessel, Darth Verena meditated in her meditation chamber, focusing her soul on the Force and listening to what she could hear. She cared little on keeping herself secret and hidden until she was certain that the Jedi had a prominent presence in the galaxy.
Once she had determined that the Light Side had not been fully defeated, she cloaked herself in the Force and went about finding the Sith across the Galaxy...