SfS III - The Winds of Change

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SfS III - The Winds of Change

Post by Shaggy » Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:59 am

ooc: Part II can be found here.

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With most of the council in the council chamber and with almost everyone else waiting outside the doors, Daer'Gunn made his way through the crowd. Relief showing on some faces with the return of two Masters from the war and also some concern being projected into the Force by some of the others. He tried as best he could to calm all the uneasy feelings as he walked through the crowd but that was never he best skills. Renato was walking through the crowd a little easier. Since his blindness he had become more relient on the Force for his eyes. Daer'Gunn came through the door and saw all of his friends and comrades standing there. He took a deep breath and breathed in the presences in the Force. The feeling of all of them being back together just gave him an extra boost of energy and a smile to his face.

"Please be seated, we have much to catch up on and much more to discuss. First let me say that I am very happy to see you again. Since the beginning of the Xen'Chi invasion I had felt the presence of a dark wave brewing on the horizon and we found out that GAIT had returned. Then in the midst of that, we here on Onderon were attacked by the Sith. It was appearing that the Jedi were to be tossed aside again like we were during the purge. But we did not faultier in your duty to the universe. Some of us took different positions in the war. Some fought on the front lines," he looked over at Kalja and nodded towards her, "while other served the galaxy as healers of the hurt. Also there were others who gave up their ability to feel the Force for a while so that the greatest evil we have ever faced could be destroyed. Then there are those who we lost and have no become one with the Force. Master Faarel will be greatly missed and his presence still fills this place, but his council will be missed in our meetings." Daer'Gunn took a deep breath and continued.

"For now, we will rebuild and move forward. We have been approached by delegates of the New Republic and also, strangely enough, the Mandelorians have offered us aid in our rebuilding. These are all things that we can discuss here shortly, but I would like to give the floor to Kalja, to give us an update on what has been happening to her."

Daer'Gunn sat down, he was never any good at speeches but he hoped it would bring them together in a focused unit once again.

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Post by Halomek » Thu Mar 20, 2008 2:25 pm

Kalja stood and looked around. It had literally been at least a year since she had first left Onderon to track down and destroy GAIT. She had missed much. The news that Faarel was dead was a shock as was the fact that it had been the Sith who had attacked while she was away. Kalja had assumed the battle scars she saw at the temple were due to the Xen’Chi.

She closed her eyes to gather herself before opening them again with an air of great determination. “As you’re aware, I took it upon myself to track down and destroy GAIT. I did this for many reasons, not the least of which was for the peace that would return to the galaxy with her gone, however, as I would gradually learn during my hunt, it was also my destiny to confront her.”

“My ship, the Mystic Aura, was specially created to destroy GAIT’s evil by the Aing-Tii Monks thousands of years ago. It was given to my ancestor by the monks so that it would one day come into my possession. Without the Aura, I wouldn’t have been able to send out the galaxy-wide call that you all heard, much less funnel the energy needed to destroy GAIT. After its purpose was complete, the Aura disintegrated, I imagine that it was a failsafe to keep that kind of power from ever being used again.” At this Kalja smiled. “I can tell you all however, that it was successful. GAIT is gone, both physically and spiritually.”

“Those that know me know that I don’t normally take any kind of satisfaction in the death of another, but GAIT is the exception. During our final battle with her, GAIT managed to possess my body. Not only did she use it to perform unspeakable acts, I was also able to see inside her mind and the horrors she planned to unleash. There was nothing redeemable or misunderstood about her. The galaxy truly is a better place with her gone.”

She sighed as she let the painful memories fade. “This brings me to perhaps the most pressing reason why I’m back on Onderon. I was not alone in my fight against GAIT, in addition to Danolie Notorious, I was joined by the assassins, Skarrek and Ket Maliss, the former Imperial Grant Tirelli, the slicer Garrett G. Granth the fourth, Morgana Okaya, Ivan Munroe, and a man who has consistently been near the top of our threat list: Delth Ardin, known better as Red Viper.”

“During the hunt, I ended up working closely with Delth and over that time he began to change.” Kalja wasn’t sure how in-depth she wanted to go and settled for a happy medium. “By the end, he was no longer the Jedi-killer we’re all familiar with. He used the power I sent him to destroy GAIT and, if you want further proof of his redemption, he saved my life instead of saving his own. Both of us had been mortally wounded in taking down GAIT’s physical body; were it not for Delth, I would have died.”

“Right now Delth’s body lies comatose, his spirit missing from the flesh. Before coming here, I spoke with Thrawn about sending Jedi healers to bring Delth back. In my eyes, he has earned a second chance at life.” She looked around the room again until her eyes fell on Daer’Gunn. “I know there is no love lost between us and the Empire, but I believe one of the biggest threats to the Jedi is changing for the better. I think helping Delth recover could be the first step in achieving a peace between us.”

Kalja held up her index finger. “In one week’s time, Thrawn has agreed to hold talks at Nexus Station regarding Delth’s condition and the state of hostility between us. The agreement was to send three ships only, although no number was set on the number of delegates that would attend. As we speak, Danolie is conferring with the Loris Empire to gain their support.”

“My fellow Jedi,” she said in conclusion, “I know this could be a trap of some kind, but it’s an opportunity I feel we can’t dismiss. This could be a historic moment towards truly reuniting this shattered galaxy of ours.”

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Post by coronhorn » Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:07 pm

Jola E'dana stood quietly along the edge of the council chamber and listened quietly to Kalja as she spoke, what little she knew of the Red Viper was all horror and when she heard the last bit a small unexpected gasp escaped her lips. The prospect of a Jedi pact with the Empire brought all kinds of emotions to the surface that she thought she had long since rid herself of, gripping the small crystal that hung around her neck she closed her eyes and let the sudden bitter flood of emotions seep from her. Every shred of her being was repelled by the idea of any alliance with the empire but she would gladly aide in helping this man Delth recover...

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Post by Mir » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:45 am

Derek and his brother Erik had been on Coruscant when the Empire had attacked it years ago. Separated then, he'd never seen his brother since. The Muir had fought against the Empire and worked with them depending on who paid the best. That was the Bothan Way. His inner Muir and inner Bothan warred against his inner Jedi. He didn't want to support this move, knowing that it was possible that the Empire could be up to something. Even if they weren't, putting a large number of Jedi in one area could prove a ripe target for some unseen force that meant them harm. He'd heard word from different sources of activity in the former Sith Empire and that couldn't be good news.

Meanwhile, the part of him that was a Jedi, it called for him to reach out and help Delth. He'd never met the man personally, only heard rumors and tales of his exploits. If what Kalja was saying was true, and he didn't doubt that it wasn't, then the man deserved another chance. Plus, how could they be compassionate, if they didn't help someone when he or she needed it?

He spoke then, "I support helping Delth's conscious rejoin his body, but I'm not too sure that we can trust the Empire. How do we not know that they or some other group may use this opportunity to their advantage. Many Jedi have died already during this war, should we really be exposing ourselves so boldly before we have a chance to regroup?"

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Post by Halomek » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:07 pm

“I know it is a tough decision,” Kalja replied. “And keep in mind that it wouldn’t be an alliance so much as an ending of hostilities. We have already decided that the Jedi Order will be an independent organization, which is why we are not part of the New Republic anymore. I see no reason why our association with the Empire would be any different.”

She smiled then, one of the warm smiles so typically connected with her. “There could be benefits too. If we can travel freely to Imperial worlds, we can help those Imperials who genuinely want peace and order to catch those who would abuse their power. We could prevent another person like Damascus from ever seizing power again. Our influence could slowly help the Empire become the kind of government it should have been from the start.”

“I’m not asking us to make a commitment right now,” Kalja clarified for them, “We do owe it to ourselves, though, to at least attend this meeting at Nexus and hear what Thrawn has to say. Without a doubt, there will be people in the Empire opposed to any kind of cooperation with the Jedi, the first steps are always the most dangerous, but I have sensed no deceit from Thrawn at least.”

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Post by Mir » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:30 pm

Muir nodded then. "You make valid points, Kalja. I stand behind this decision, though I think we should our own security an issue of high importance. I doubt the Empire is going to completely innocent during the proceedings." He said. He looked around the room, knowing that he was monopolizing time. He fell silent, willing to hear other's perspectives on the idea.

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Post by Shaggy » Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:03 am

Daer'Gunn had just sat there listening. He could feel the tension in the Force and there were some that would jump at the idea of ending the hostilities that have been plaguing the Jedi with the Empire. There were also those who thought this was another trap for the Jedi. Daer'Gunn thought about who should go but before the thought ended, he knew he must be a part of it. He was the figurehead of the Jedi that the universe would need to see and if he refused a peace talk what did that say about the Jedi?

"Blessed are those who make peace, because they are truly the children of the Force. Thrawn is many things, but he has always been very straight and he does not deceive, maybe it's the Chiss but in my experience with him, if he called for a peaceful meeting it will be that. Also, I will be attending this meeting personally. I know some might have disagreement with that, mostly my wife, but I fel it is something that I must do."

Daer'Gunn stood up and used the Force to amplify is voice a little so that all could hear. "What would it say about us if someone offered the hand of peace and the Jedi refused to take it without proper cause? Granted I think the purge is proper cause, but that was a different time under a monster. However, it seems like old enemies have become unlikely allies in these troubled times. Everyone knows the Blackthorn name, not only with Faarel the Jedi, but with his son Cadden, the Mandelorian. Since the ties between the Jedi and the Mandos have always been strained, this war with GAIT and the Xen’Chi has seemingly created a new stronger bond. I was approached by one of their members who represented their Mandelore, their leader. They would like to set up a watchman's post on the moon of Onderon to help safeguard against anymore attacks like the one that plagued us a few weeks back.

Matters like this will be discussed more by the council in more of a private setting, but one thing is for sure; the only real constant in this universe, is the Force. That is what we serve and that is what we will hold to. No matter what storm comes and what wave’s crash upon our shore, we will outlast, we will defeat and we will survive. A new Sith Empire has raised it's head like a Tatoonie sand viper. They waited till our defenses were down and they struck, killing many and wounding more. Many of our forces are now off gathering information and others are researching their whereabouts. Unfortunately, many of these do not feel the least bit regretful and will stop at nothing until we are stamped out. We must stand firm in our resolute and in the words of a great Master; 'Jedi do not fight for peace. That's only a slogan, and is as misleading as slogans always are. Jedi fight for civilization, because only civilization creates peace. We fight for justice because justice is the fundamental bedrock of civilization an unjust civilization is built upon sand. It does not long survive a storm.' The peace we fight for is justice and a civil society. In the Old Republic, we were the peace keepers of this republic. Now we have the opportunity to not only reach into the New Republic, but we have the opportunity to reach into the Empire and into the Mandelorians. This is an opportunity I do not think we can just pass up. This is the time the Jedi become a presence in this galaxy again."

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Post by Halomek » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:58 pm

Kalja smiled as she heard Daer’Gunn speak. Of all the members of the Jedi Council, he was arguably the one who had suffered the most at the hands of the Empire. His decision to meet with them would hold a lot of weight with the other Jedi.

“As I have already been heavily involved with this process, and have a lot of experience in the art of Jedi healing, I believe it goes without saying that I will also be attending this meeting at Nexus,” she said after he had finished. “Anyone else who comes along should be a volunteer because of the possible danger involved.” The last was said not as a definitive, but more as a strongly held opinion.

She paused for a moment as an idea came to her. “Daer’Gunn, Derek has made a good point about bringing along additional security. Would the Mandalorians be interested in providing us with an escort? Perhaps the sight of another old enemy of the Jedi working with us would make the Empire more receptive to cooperation.”

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Post by coronhorn » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:39 am

"Or Fearful," Jonji whispered under his breath as he listened to the back and forth between the members of the council, "What military commander in his right mind wouldn't be scared of two of the most powerful martial groups int eh galaxy becoming comrades in arms."

Jola placed a light hand on the younger man's arm to hush him,

"We would be fools to walk into this meeting without due dilligence Jonji, while gaining the confidence of someone like Thrawn and possibly even the dreaded Red Viper is an opertunity we can't pass up we would be beyond foolish to not bring every advantage we have to bear on this because the empire certainly will."

"Are you seriously considering going?"

Jola nodded, she needed this mend her own wounds as much as anything else, to put a final end to last strain of hate that she hadn't even known she still carried, she nodded her head,

"It must be done." she finally whispered.


Jonji nodded and turned his attention back to the meeting, though he couldn't help but wonder what Devon's reaction to this would be when he heard it. He thought he know what the old Devon would have said but this new man, there was no telling...

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Post by Pryde » Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:00 pm

The dusty old freighter touched down on the tarmac just outside of the Jedi Temple on Onderon. The pilot, half turning in his chair, looked back at his passenger and said, "Well, honey, we're here now where's my payment?"

Always to the point, Caitlyn DeVries thought quietly before unbuckling herself from the chair and crossing over to him. "Here," she said, tossing the credits into his lap, "and please, feel free to spend it all in one place. I'm sure your boys back at the bar will be happy to see you again."

The pilot said nothing as Caitlyn turned and left the bridge. She followed the corridor to the airlock and pressed the switch to lower the ramp. She closed her eyes as a warm Onderon breeze blew in from outside. She had not expected to find herself here, in fact she hoped she never would, but circumstances beyond her control led her to this fate.

She didn't much trust the Jedi, people with power tended to abuse that power. The more power someone had the more corrupted they were by it and no one would deny that the Jedi had immense power. Ironically, though, she needed that power now more than ever. She'd run into a snag in her search for her half-sister. A search that led her to Nexus Station before the trail grew cold and all trace of her sister disappeared.

There was only one way to find her and she knew what that meant. She knew she would have resort to her 'gift', but she was untrained and unable to control it. She needed someone to teach her how and that led her here.

With a shrug she shouldered her bag and exited the starship. At the age of eighteen she knew she was a bit older than most Jedi trainees who are ideally brought in for training at a much earlier age. However, the Jedi were struggling to rebuild their order so she figured beggars wouldn't be able to afford the luxury of being choosey.

A crowd had formed outside the doors of what she assumed were the main council chambers. It was obvious something important was happening, but she had pressing matters to attend to as well. She stopped the nearest Jedi by placing a hand lightly on their shoulder. "I've come in search of training," she informed the Jedi, "Perhaps you might be able to assist me in finding a Master?"
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Post by Cadden » Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:07 pm

A single Delaya-class Courier dropped out of lightspeed above Onderon. Onboard, the Whiphid Jedi Master L'hnnar looked over the planet before them. "Tone," he said to his apprentice, "have you ever felt such a wave of destruction wrought upon a world?" His apprentice did not respond, realizing the question was rhetorical. "I'm sure you understand now why it is so imperative that we join the Order."

Once the ship touched down on the planet's surface, L'hnnar and Tone stepped out onto the landing pad. L'hnnar looked around. "Something is up," he said. "We should seek out the Council."

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Post by Mir » Sun Mar 23, 2008 6:18 pm

Tone ran a hand through her hair and nodded to her master. She surveyed the area and then took up her usual position a few steps behind the Whippid Jedi. Her voice, throaty and sultry was heard only by her master. "Do you think that they will have time to see us? I would think that they'd be incredibly busy at this juncture in time." She followed him as he started walking, thinking of L'hnnar's sudden choice to rejoin the Order. They'd gotten along without them so far and she wasn't sure that rejoining was the best decision. Still her master had rarely been wrong before, and she had held her trust in him since she'd met him, so impressed she was by him and his character.

So she posed the question to him, all the while thinking that the council would create its first impression in her mind based off their treatment of her master.

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Akain Karna, former apprentice to Kalja Leidas was the Jedi that Caitlyn DeVries spoke to. His master had arrived only a little while earlier and Akain wanted to speak with her to see whether or not she would take him back on as a padawan. He was unsure if she would, and truly, he doubted that she would. She deserved a worthy padawan, one with true skill who could use her teachings, not a second rate padawan like himself. He turned to Caitlyn in the hopes of being useful.

"The Council is meeting right now, so i do not know whether or not you will be able to meet with a master right away. Many of those not on the council are awaiting the completion of the meeting so they can hear what happened."

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Post by Pryde » Sun Mar 23, 2008 7:45 pm

Caitlyn frowned when she heard the news. Damn it, I was so close to finding my sister and now this. It was difficult for her to wait, she had been waiting most of her life ever since her mother informed her she had a sister. She had always wanted to meet her, to know what she was like but before she had ever got the chance Isis disappeared. It was after the death of her father, Senator Rodrick Sinclair, and though some suspected she was responsible for it Caitlyn didn't care. That man was the reason her own parents were dead she was sure of it.

It wasn't long ago that she heard the first news of her sister. Apparently she had been wandering the galaxy as a bounty hunter and was responsible for breaking up a huge smuggling ring on Corellia. With the help of another bounty hunter, whose name she never learned, and a CorSec operative who turned out to be an undercover Jedi she brought the men in charge of the operation to justice. The Bothan, Sylar, who ran the whole thing took his own life in favor of going to prison, but the Xen'Chi in charge of him managed to escape.

From there Caitlyn had lost track of her but she had kept tabs on any bounty that was posted on the galactic hub, with the help of a trustworthy associate of course, hoping she'd turn up again. She almost lost hope when finally there was a breakthrough. Isis had accepted a contract to capture a man hiding out on Nexus Station. Caitlyn had gone there in hopes of finding her, but by the time she got there her sister was gone and the man who brought her to that station was dead.

"I don't suppose you know when this meeting will be over," she asked the Jedi, but she already knew what his response would be.
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Post by Mir » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:47 am

Akain shook his head. "Unfortunately, I don't. You can probably find a few others to wait with though." He looked around. There weren't too many people in this area. Then he remembered that he had forgotten to introduce himself. "I'm Akain Karna, by the way." He said, extending his hand. "If you don't mind me asking, why have you come to the Temple here? You seek instruction in the ways of the Force?"

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Post by Cadden » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:55 am

L'hnnar took a moment to dwell on his apprentice's words. Indeed, the Council ought to be busy - the Xen'Chi War was over and, he heard, GAIT was destroyed. Both he and his apprentice were amongst the many Jedi whom contributed their powers to her demise, as both the Jedi were present at Midpoint to learn of GAIT and what she was capable of. But with the recent attack on Onderon, L'hnnar himself was uncertain if the Council would be able to make time to see them.

"Remember, Tone," he finally said, as they approached the main doorway, "we are here to help, something the Jedi Order is in desperate need for. I am aware that you are still uncomfortable with the thought of us joining their ranks formally, that you hold your doubts that it is truly time to do so. I understand where you are coming from, I've been there myself. But we must trust in the voice of the Force." The voice of the Force. It was an old speech L'hnnar was quite adept at preaching. He spared his apprentice the torture of having to hear it again. She probably knew it by heart by now.

"Besides," he added after a brief moment of silence, "this shouldn't take long. We are not here to discuss philosophy, or to argue with the Council on any decision they have made. If our meeting is not favorable, then we will wait longer until the Order is better established, before we try rejoining again." As L'hnnar never met any of the Council members, save for one, he had his reservations on the wisdom that they might carry. Faarel was quick to rejoin the Order, and he had recently learned of his former apprentice's death during the Dark Jedi attack on the praxeum.

In truth, it was one small reason why he decided to make the trip to Onderon. Faarel had picked up much of L'hnnar's traits and abilities, including wisdom and his sense of justice. When the Whiphid Jedi Master had learned that his last apprentice had become a Council member, he was honored. It meant he had to be doing something right. Or the Council of this new Jedi Order saw other traits in others that were favorable for nomination to the Council. He hoped it was the former, especially with their upcoming unscheduled meeting with the Council.

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Post by Pryde » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:14 pm

Caitlyn nodded in response. "I do," she told him, against my better judgement. She glanced at the man's extended hand but made no effort to shake it. After awhile Akain sheepishly returned his hand to his side. "I'm Caitlyn DeVries," she said, then she cocked her head to the side and gave him a thoughtful glance, "If you don't mind my asking, who's your master?"
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Post by Mir » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:44 pm

Tone nodded. She'd very nearly started repeating the rest of the speech in her head when she'd realized that he'd stopped. She smiled to herself. "If you say so, Master." She continued to walk behind him as he moved through the halls of the Temple building in search of the Council.

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"My master's name was Kalja Leidias." He saw Caitlyn's eyes narrow. "She asked me to remain here on the Temple when she went to fight GAIT. It had something to do with me not being fully ready. I'm not too surprised though." He closed his eyes for a moment and then opened them. "Anyway, its a pleasure to meet you Caitlyn DeVries."

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Post by Pryde » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:15 pm

Caitlyn arched an eyebrow at him. "Not too surprised, though," she asked, "You don't sound very confident. Isn't that a little strange for someone who can render an opponent helpless with just a single thought?"
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Post by Mir » Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:40 pm

"Not particularly. I'm not fully trained." He looked away for a moment, considering whether or not to tell her the secret of which he was ashamed. Finally he turned back to her. "I had a master before Master Leidias. He was instructing me for some time. For reasons I don't know, bounty hunters came and attacked us. I was unable to protect my master and he was killed. I was forced to flee for my life. I came here to Onderon then. Just because you have the power inside of you doesn't mean you can use it. Until then you're a liability to yourself and to others. I just never seem to be able to pick up the training to well."

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Post by Pryde » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:03 pm

Caitlyn sighed and shook her head. "With doubts like that it's no wonder," she told him. Then her expression softened somewhat as her eyes locked with his, "Look, you can't change what happened to your master, but what you can do is train yourself hard so it doesn't happen again. Feeling sorry for yourself isn't going to solve anything."
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Post by Mir » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:06 pm

"I'm not feeling sorry for myself, I'm stating facts. I'm just not that great of a Jedi and I don't think I ever will be. Nowhere near Master Leidias, or Master Daer'gunn." Any sane person might have told him that he was setting his sights way too low, but Akain had been in this track of thinking for a few years now. He simply didn't believe that he'd ever amount to anything in the Jedi Order. "It doesn't stop me from trying hard, it just doesn't get me as upset when I don't reach my goals."

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Post by Pryde » Mon Mar 24, 2008 2:33 pm

Caitlyn gritted her teeth together, she could be incredibly patient if she wanted to but even she had to admit that her patience had limits and Akain had just about reached them. "No, what you're doing is making excuses and excuses are a waste of time. Take responsibility for your own fate and stop comparing yourself to others. The only thing that matters is--"

Then she stopped suddenly and crossed her arms over her chest, fixing him with a steely gaze. "You know what, forget it. I'm not going to sit here and pander to your underdeveloped ego. If you can't see your own worth then you are beyond hope."
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Post by Mir » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:03 pm

His face took a pained look. "I'm sorry for angering you, Caitlyn, I just never have anyone to talk to about this, especially since Master Leidias left to fight GAIT. Thanks for listening at least. Not too many around here are willing to do that. Many of the people I know are more interested in different techniques and combat stances. What made you think about joining the Jedi Order?" He asked, trying to get them away from the topic of his incompetence.

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Post by Shaggy » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:26 pm

"Personally, I wouldn't mind an armed guard seeing us there and watching our backs. Besides the Force, you can't get much better then an armed Mandolorian gaurd. I will make an iquiry about it to my contact with them. A small two or three person guard would not be too intrusive on the civilness that this meeting should be. Kalja and myself will be going. Also my padawan Renato will be coming as well. I will take three more volenters for this mission. Understand that this will be a dangerous mission and we must be ready at all times. Lady Araya will be staying behind in order to keep the training going for our students. Once again we lost many masters in these last conflicts and some will have to break the one teacher to one student plans but it must be done. I will need some to stay behind and watch the little ones while we are gone and also to help rebuild after the attack by the Sith. If those who can stay behind would, please see Lady Araya about that. For those that would search the Force and feel they should be going on this voyage to the Nexus station, please come see Master Kalja and myself. May the Force be with you all."

Daer'Gunn finished the meeting and for those who had come into the chambers and heard the message, they began to filter out. Some began to talk to Araya and others just stood there with still looks of shock on their faces. Daer'Gunn could hardly believe it himself, but a peace act with the Empire would give them access back to the Jedi temple on Coruscant. Maybe they could retrieve items from there and maybe even given more access to the ruins under the old temple.

ooc: If you want to go then come talk to either myself or Kalja. Pryde I think your char and Araya's might make a nice duo if that is ok with you. Everyone else, it is good to have ya back!!!

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Post by Cadden » Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:53 pm

OOC: This is gonna be brief, but hey, I dunno what you wanna do Shag-man. :P

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L'hnnar and Tone made their way to the Council chambers. When they arrived, the Whiphid noted that a meeting had just been adjourned, and that there were definately more attendees than there were Council positions. The two entered the chambers cautiously, for the sole reason of refraining from causing tension. L'hnnar was quick to locate Daer'Gunn, and lead his apprentice to the head of the Council, and thus Jedi Order.

"Master Daer'Gunn," L'hnnar spoke with a bow of courtesy (after all, they were not formal members of the Order yet), "I am L'hnnar, Jedi Master of the Old Republic. This is my apprentice, Tone Krellisk. We have aided the new Jedi Order from the sidelines for the past few years, now, but I feel it is time for us to formally join the Order." L'hnnar glanced around briefly. "I understand this is not the best time to talk about this, considering all that has happened, but we are here to help in any way the Council sees fit."

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Post by Mir » Mon Mar 24, 2008 4:33 pm

Derek grabbed Rhyana's attention with his eyes and indicated Kalja. His apprentice walked over to the Jedi Master as did he. Torshey stopped a few steps behind Derek. Muir smiled at Kalja. "I'd like to volunteer myself and my padawan for the mission to Nexus Station." He said simply.

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Post by Pryde » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:20 pm

Caitlyn bit her lip and looked away. "That's my business," she said quietly. Just then the doors to the council chambers opened and the occupants began filing out. She looked back at Akain and quickly changed the subject. "I don't suppose you can introduce me to your master," she asked him.
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Post by Mir » Mon Mar 24, 2008 5:30 pm

He nodded. There was nothing wrong in not sharing one's secrets. Especially with someone that one had known for what...twenty minutes, tops. Akain turned and looked through the groups of people to find Kalja. He spotted Derek Muir, a member of the Council that he'd met before and his padawan. He looked to Derek's right and there she was. He smiled and looked back at Caitlyn. "Found her. Follow me." He took a few steps forward and then stopped near Kalja but not so close that he'd disturb the conversation that she was having with Muir. He gestured to the woman so that only Caitlyn could see. "This is Master Leidias." He said.

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Post by Halomek » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:15 pm

“Of course, Derek,” Kalja agreed with a nod. “I’ve heard some interesting things about Nexus Station, so it should be quite an experience - aside from the obvious reasons,” she added with an amused smirk. “My understanding is that security will be tight, so pack light.”

After Derek and his apprentice departed, Kalja made her way to another familiar face. “Akain, I’m glad to see you! How have you been doing since my departure?”

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Post by Mir » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:24 pm

"I've been doing well, Master Leidias. I would ask how you've been doing, but the rumors have given me a decent idea." He said with a small grin. He turned to the woman next to him. "This is Caitlyn DeVries. She just arrived at the Temple and was looking for a Master to speak to, so she can start training in the ways of the Force." Akain said. He had no doubt that when presented with DeVries, Kalja would ask him, politely of course, to find a new master.

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Post by coronhorn » Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:37 pm

Jola and Jonji watched and listened as Daer'Gunn brough the meeting to a close, Jonji looked at the older jedi for momment,

"Smart, he's limiting our exposure to the imperials. You want a spot you best be quick."

Jola nodded with a light smirk and began gliding along in Kalja's wake coming to a halt and just behind the younger woman as she made began conversing with her own padawan and another being,

"You don't have to escort me everything Jon, you know that right?"

She could feel a bit of annoyance roll off of the younger man, "I wasn't Jo. It's just with Dev off his rocker like he is..."

"Young man I'm more than capable of looking after myself as you well know, now go track down my son and daughter, I'll meet you back at the commons once I'm done here."

"Yes madame." came his awnser the sarcasm practicaly drippign from it as he slipped off through the crowd. Jola clasped her hands behind her back and turned her attentions back to Kalja and the two younglings, one was obviously trained but the other's aura had a wild untamed edge to it which made it difficult to tell just how deep the well of power in her ran...

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Post by Pryde » Mon Mar 24, 2008 11:10 pm

Caitlyn glanced at the Jedi master from head to toe, her eyes taking in every detail. Not much of an imposing figure, but I guess that's just part of the deception, she thought to herself. Then she extended a hand to Kalja and smiled politely, although she was fairly certain the other could tell her smile wasn't sincere. "A pleasure to meet you," she greeted her warmly.
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Post by Shaggy » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:50 am

Daer'Gunn over looked the rest of the proceedings and hen no one came to speak to him directly, he decided to at least go stand by the other Master taking candidates for the Nexus meeting. He did over hear Derek Muir and his Padawan sign up, which he was very glad to hear. His experience and others would be greatly appretiated.

Before he could join the conversation he was stopped by a Whiphid Jedi and apparently his padawan. Daer'Gunn took a deep bow and said " Master L'hnnar. Faarel spoke of you often. It is an honor to meet the Jedi that training a mentor to myself and if are here to offically rejoin the Order, then it is a better day for us all. Right now, we need your wisdom here on Onderon. There are many here who are confused and even fearfull still about the Sith invation we had. I was off planet at the time dealing with a Xen'Chi matter and I got to face one of their Force users. Let's just say, they are as deadly as the rumors said.

But since then, our younglings, many of padawans, and even some of our knights are terrified. f we are not careful, we could loose many of them to either leaving the order or falling to the dark side. A master like yourself who has seen the worst in the galaxy but you are still here and your continued to fight for the Force. I would ask you to share your wisdomw, share your experience, and most of all share your knowlege of the Force with the young ones here."

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Post by Mir » Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:54 am

Tone hid a smile. The least they could do was acknowledge her master, and putting him to work immediately was the best thing. L'hnnar had a way with people. If anyone could calm them, it would probably be him. She watched out of the corner of her eyes to see his reaction and to speak if spoken too. She was proud of him, though the thought seemed weird. She was, after all, the student. But the student could be proud of the master's achievements.

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Post by Halomek » Tue Mar 25, 2008 12:49 pm

Kalja clasped the other woman’s hand firmly for a moment before releasing it, not quite sure how to respond. There was obviously a lot going on beneath the surface, but right now it was impossible to tell what it all entailed. “Nice to meet you, Caitlyn,” she said with a genuine smile. “Please call me Kalja. You’ll soon find out that titles don’t mean much to me, so I insist people address me by my name.”

She nodded to the Nagai. “Everyone has that privilege, even Akain, although I think he still finds it more comfortable to call me Master.” Kalja shrugged. “We’re working on it.”

There was a lot she wanted to discuss with Akain and Caitlyn, but unfortunately the time wasn’t right for it now. She said as much to them. “I’ll be happy to help you, but I have some prior business to finish. Tell you what, have Akain take you on a tour of the temple while you’re waiting, I’ll catch up after I’m through here so we can discuss this without any distractions.”

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Post by Cadden » Tue Mar 25, 2008 1:43 pm

L'hnnar did his equivelance to a grin. "It would be an honor, Master Daer'Gunn," he responded. "These hard times are not uncommon for Jedi, but some may not see this as a time to learn." He looked over his shoulder at the others around the room. Many of them seemed relatively calm, but there were others, and even more still outside the chambers, that held a mixture of emotions. Emotions that, L'hnnar agreed, could lead them to the Dark Side. "I shall do what I can."

L'hnnar had a unique way of approaching those Jedi whom felt lost, or were scared. It was a philosophy few ever took the time to study, but for the Whiphid, it was a way of life. But it would be difficult, nonetheless, to teach it. The subject matter was easy, it was something the Whiphid was quite masterful of; it was those that needed to learn it that would provide him the obstacle. He had never taken on more than one apprentice before, much less taught in a formal classroom environment. And while it would be different from what the Whiphid was used to, he would only need to modify his lectures to better fit a broader audience.

"When shall I start?" he asked the Grand Master.

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Post by Pryde » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:00 pm

Caitlyn nodded in response. "As you wish," she said, she'd waited this long she could wait a little more. It wasn't as though she was going to be able to go out and look for her sister right away, she had no delusions about that. Let the Jedi take all the time she needs, her search for her sister can't continue without her help, anyway.

Then she turned to face Akain. "Shall we?" She asked, gesturing towards the door.
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Post by Shaggy » Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:31 pm

"How about five minutes ago?" Daer'Gunn laughed and put his hand on the elder master's shoulder. "The students will be informed of your arrival and tomorrow morning you may begin your classes. Araya will be over seeing the more advanced students but the younglings and the padawans that have yet to be taken by a master, I will leave in your more then capable hands." Daer'Gunn leaned in closer to the Whiphid and said, "I will also be send some of the younger knights to you. Some of them just got out of the infirmary and will need your guidance. Also I think they could learn something from this young lady as well. I think it would do them well to see someone of her stature being about to take orders and the example she will set. Faarel told me about you being very... 'picky' in your choosing a padawan learner. This little one must be very special indeed. Thank you again and I must take my leave, we have a very important journey to prepare for."

Daer'Gunn bowed again and turned towards Kajla, "So anyone fool hearty enough to come with us yet?" Daer'Gunn wasn't the best at comedy but he felt that even his horrible attempts sometimes lightened the mood. He noticed Caitlyn and Akain and acknowledged them.

"Akian, good to see you and who is this?"

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Post by Mir » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:50 pm

If Tone took any offense at the term "little lady," she didn't show it. She just smiled and nodded once to Daer'Gunn befor he left and headed to Kalja. Turning to her master, she rubbed her hands and smiled. "Are you ready, Master?"

Meanwhile, Akain bowed to Daer'Gunn and then spoke. "Good to see you as well, Master Daer'Gunn." He made no mention of what Kalja had said regarding his use of the honorific. "This is Caitlyn DeVries, a newcomer to the Temple."

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Post by Pryde » Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:53 pm

Caitlyn glanced over at the man who had spoken. She'd never seen his face before, but from the way he carried himself and from the way everyone else in the room seemed to revere him he appeared to be a man of great importance. Which made him all the less trustworthy in her eyes. I'm only using them to achieve my own ends, she reassured herself again.

"It is an honor to meet you, Master Daer'Gunn" she said, extending a hand towards him, "I was hoping you would accept me into your order."
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