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Re: a *discontinued* game mod
« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2011, 10:43:20 AM »
yeah, so things are getting prety busy for me lately, thus the delay in posts.
however, this one is a monster of a piece (compared to the previous ones).
as i've said before, this is uncut and unedited.
enjoy.




CONVERSATION 6


celindra: what is it?

pc: can we talk some more?

celindra: well, what would you like to talk about?

pc: 1. i was interested in finding out what happened after kuat.
2. what was this ithorian jedi like?
3. got anymore jedi makebelieve to share?
4. were either master zyn, or ivuur, involved in the wars over the past 44 years?

celindra: re 1. there were 3 missions that we were sent on during that time, by the council at mustafar. the first took place on a planet called brodo asagi, just outside of our galaxy, the second took place on dac, and the third was on trandosha.

re 2. master ivuur? she was quite intelligent, and well versed in jedi lore and legend. she had an extensive knowledge of the order's history, as well as the histroies of many of the planets she had visited in her 250 years of serving the order. it was from master ivuur that i learned all of the languages that i currently understand or speak fluently. she was also an expert swordsman and very talented in the use of many force powers. unlike myself, having been raised as a jedi consular up to the point that my first master died, master ivuur was a jedi of the sentinel class. under her tutelage i began learning the lifestyles and ways of the sentinel class as well. (return to previous questions)

re 3. i grow tired of your sarcasm. must we continue with these pointless conversations that go nowhere, or can we get back to the mission? (end convo)

re 4. i never really had an opportunity to ask master zyn about the wars, however, i do know that master ivuur was involved in the great sith war. while not serving on the frontlines, master ivuur worked more in the background, to help planets recover from the ravages of the war. however her apprentice, a gotal named palik towv, did not want to sit idly by and watch the war taking place around them. palik grew restless, and abandoned her master, to join the frontlines of the war. she was killed by a dark jedi during the battle of foerost, however, master ivuur did not learn of this until she encountered this dark jedi during the trial of ulic qel-droma, when exar kun had showed up to rescue his apprentice from coruscant. a devaronian dark jedi by the name of soldar, whom was accompanying kun, knew who master ivuur was from palik's belongings he stripped from her, and bragged of having slayed her padawan. after an intense lightsaber battle between master ivuur and soldar, ivuur emerged victorious, and retrieved her padawans lightsaber from the fallen dark jedi. this is the same lightsaber that master ivuur would later pass onto me, when i became her padawan. (proceed to next set of pc comments)

pc: 1. tell me about the mission at brodo asagi
2. i'd like to hear what occurred on dac
3. what happened during your time on trandosha
4. (is only offered if previous pc question 4 was asked) wait, i thought you already had a lightsaber. why did she give you a second one?

celindra: re 1. about 2 months after returning the moomo's to the detention center at lefrani, we were summoned by the council at mustafar on an urgent matter at the request of the strangest jedi i had ever met. his name is dinkuq, and he is a jedi knight of the same species as master vandar, on dantooine.
no one really knows what species vandar and dinkuq even are, and from what we gather, the two of them must have taken an oath of secrecy or something, because neither of them have ever revealed the location of their home planet, or any further information on their race. i suppose it's possible that they were outcasts, or maybe even got separated from their people somehow, but i find that hard to imagine after having visited brodo asagi. you see, we did learn two things about the people of brodo asagi that were quite intriguing, their people are naturally very powerful in the force, and they are originally from the same planet that vandar and dinkuq were from as well. however, that is pretty much the extent of the information we would get concerning either of their secretive backgrounds.
the reason that the council had summoned us, was because dinkuq had been contacted by a high ranking official, and friend of his, on brodo asagi. a fellow jedi by the name of shircwheti. it seems the shipyards of brodo asagi were coming under regular bombing raids from a terrorist group on the nearby moon of foodago.
the foodagans were a militaristic people who hated any outside influences being introduced into their culture. the whole purpose of the shipbuilding efforts on brodo asagi, were to journey farther than any ship had traveled before, charting new hyperspace lanes, and to make contact with as many different sentients as possible. the foodagans however, felt that this effort would only bring more unwanted attention to their star system, and decided to retaliate by the only methods they were willing to use, which was warfare.
the foodagans had once lived on the planet of brodo asagi, but due to internal disagreements within their own species, they began an ongoing civil war that continued off and on for almost 50 years, until they finally assembled a weapon big enough that caused catastrophic problems within the planet's atmosphere. the foodagans had caused brodo asagi to become uninhabitable for several thousands of years, until finally, the people who now inhabit brodo asagi traveled there from afar.
some refer to them as "the children of the green planet". i think this mainly comes from the major restoration they did on their new homeworld of brodo asagi. the place is practically a paradise now compared to the shambles which the foodagans had left it in. the restoration of the planet required 300 years of work until the atmosphere was once again restored, and now the foodagans were threatening to destroy it through their attacks. it was the concern of shircwheti that they may resort to their much larger and destructive weapons to stop the construction of the ships on brodo asagi.
this is where we came in. the council had sent us to the system in Hopes that we could peacefully negotiate a ceasefire with the foodagans. however, such a task was quickly realized to not be an option when our vessel was fired upon and shot down over foodago. masters ivuur and zyn, along with jedi knights dinkuq and shircwheti, all focused on using the force to keep the ship from breaking apart as we blazed through the thick shielded atmosphere of foodago. it was left up to me to navigate the vessel into a safe clearing where we would hopefully crash lightly.
my fellow jedi and i were all unconcious when the foodagans arrived to take us prisoner. we awakened to find ourselves in force cages with slave collars on our necks. shortly after, we were brought to a meeting chamber where we were interrogated by a council of foodagans who wanted to know why we had invaded their system. shircwheti spoke on our behalf and tried to explain that we had made several transmissions to convey our purpose for coming to foodago, but all were ignored or cut off by the foodagans. the council seemed confused by this news and began to discuss this issue amongst one another.
we took the opportunity to survey the facility we were in, it looked like a large auditorium of some sort, with one sole table before us where our lightsabers were lined up like evidence in a criminal case. the foodagans began another line of questioning, but were interupted by a giant explosion that rocked the whole building. a huge gaping opening was now where the western wall had been just moments before. the power in the building flickered on and off, until finally it went out and blaster fire began to fill the auditorium. the power to the force cages had shut off as well, along with our slave collars.
quickly master ivuur and master zyn reacted using the force to call their lightsabers to hand, and carefully cut through the slave collars on one another, along with the rest of us. the foodagans on the other side of the room, were to busy firing at the gaping hole in the western wall to notice that we had gotten free, and were startled to see us with weapons in hand fighting alongside them.
at least 20 armored foodagans came pouring in through the opening in the wall, with heavy blasters in hand, firing away at their fellow foodagans as well as us. in all the chaos and commotion of battle, i noticed a small whirlwind forming on the two corners of the western wall. i looked to my sides to see that both shircwheti and dinkuq had their eyes closed in concentration with their arms extended. suddenly a gigantic whirlwind filled the auditorium engulfing the armored foodagans and whipping them up against the walls of the auditorium.
it was the first time i had witnessed such a powerful display of the force, and was surprised that it could be controlled by such small individuals as master dinkuq and shircwheti. although the attacking foodagans had been incapacitated, the foodagans who had been interrogating us began to kill each one of them in turn.
they turned back to us afterwards and spoke their appreciation for our assistance, but also conveyed their desire for us to leave foodago at once. they offered to escort us back to brodo asagi, but shircwheti and dinkuq refused to leave until they were allowed an opportunity to speak with the leader of the foodagan people. this was when we came to find out that the leader of the foodagans was actually behind all the terrorist attacks on brodo asagi, and that it was small bands of foodagans, such as those who had captured us, who were the select few standing up against the governmental powers of foodago. although they had nothing against what the people of brodo asagi were doing, they still believed in the ideals of their people, and desired for no outside influence to taint their civilization.
after much debating and deliberation, we managed to convince the rebel foodagans to help us to stop their government from using it's super weapons against brodo asagi. so with the assistance of the rebel forces of foodago, we were able to infiltrate the government's main military base where the super weapon in question was stored. it was master ivuur however whom would ultimately destroy the super weapon. while the rest of us kept the foodagan military forces at bay, master ivuur slipped into the base unnoticed, by use of a technique where one concentrates on the midichlorians within to make one literally appear invisible to others.
after half an hour of battle, we began to become concerned with master ivuur's progress, when we heard the loud whine of a mighty foodagan battleship engine starting up, and then lifting off to enter orbit. we stood stunned and speechless, powerless to stop the ship. we implored the foodagan rebels for a ship to use so that we could follow in a last chance pursuit at stopping the battleship.
when we finally caught up with the foodagan battleship, it was already in orbit of brodo asagi. we began to fire upon the vessel to draw their attention away from the planet, but we didn't seem to be making any headway. suddenly a tremendous explosion rocked the enginebay of the giant vessel. master zyn commented on a massive wave of power in the force, and then the rest of us felt it overtake us too. what had happened, as we later found out, was that master ivuur had made it to the engine bay, and used an ability called a force bellow. it is a technique which is espeically powerful when used by ithorians because of their four throats. the force bellow of an ithorian can literally shatter and destroy anything around them. it is rarely ever used because of the amount of stamina in which it requires of the individual using it. the user is often left extremely fatigued and physically taxed, to the point of incapacitation afterwards. however this too is determined by how long and powerful of a bellow is used.
by this time, other brodo asagi ships had joined in on the assault and we all soon converged on the dead vessel in space and boarded it at once. it turned out that master ivuur had taken out not only the engines, but all of the ships major controls, other than back up life support and gravity control. we were finally able to locate the weakened master ivuur and with the help of the brodo asagi task force we were able to dismantle the super weapon safely. Thankfully, it was the last of the super weapons the foodagans had from their civil war thousands of years prior.
it was agreed upon through the republic senate and the foodagan people, now under the leadership of the one time foodagan rebels, by a truce with the people of brodo asagi, that foodago would remain a quarantined world, off limits to any outsiders, and in turn the foodagans would not impose their will upon any outside forces as well.
all seemed resolved, and peace re-established, but it wasn't until much later that i discovered that the jedi council had not intended to aid the people of brodo asagi, it was rather forced upon them as a favor returned to the republic. jedi knight dinkuq took advantage of this favor after 3 years of coming before the council on the matter to assist his long time friend shircwheti. i still can't say that this intel, revealing the lack of concern on the part of the council, sits well with me. but it is a matter done and long past now.

re 2. our mission on dac did not start out as a mission, but rather as a recreational stop of sorts. master ivuur once again accompanied master zyn and i, as we went to visit an old friend of master zyn's, a quarren senator named laax quofe.

pc: is that the same laax quofe who . . .

celindra: yes, the same man.

pc: i think i knew who your master was then. i remember hearing about a jedi master who had died on dac, during the same time as the assassination attempt on quofe's life.

celindra: yes, unfortunately it was my master who had died on dac. and in such a pitiful way for a jedi master to have been killed. food poisoning of all things. the poison that was used was to powerful for my master to fight off, even by using the force, although he did manage to stay alive for 6 days before his body gave up and he finally died. most people who had died from the epidemic only lasted a day or two after having ingested the poison. while in a confrontation with the suspected assassin, my master choked to death on his own blood.
he . . . i saw it with my own eyes. my master spasming on the ground before me . . . and i . . . i could do nothing to help him. i screamed out for help, but there was nothing more anyone could do. master zyn was gone. my daddy was dead, and i was all alone.
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Re: a *discontinued* game mod
« Reply #16 on: February 14, 2011, 10:44:14 AM »
pc: A. i'm sorry celindra, i didn't mean to bring it up. we don't have to discuss this if it's to much for you.
B. get a hold of yourself, you're a jedi!
C. i don't have time for your sniveling sob story. people die, so get over it!

celindra: A. no, it's alright . . . i'll be ok. i had to get over this a long time ago. it's just. i hadn't thought, or talked to anyone about it in so long. it still hurts, but i am alright now. master zyn had spent our first couple of evenings on dac, accompanying senator loufe to dinner meetings with several high ranking members of the mon calamari government. it was during one such evening that master ivuur and i had been invited out on a touring sub to see the many oceanic creatures of dac firsthand. we were having such an enjoyable time when both master ivuur and i experienced a sudden twisting within us. almost like a feeling of a weak stomach. at first we had thought it may have been seasickness, but after we had been back at aquarius for a few hours, we realized something else was causing this sensation, it was master zyn trying to tell us what was wrong by using the force.
upon returning to our lodging we received word from a messenger that master zyn had been taken to a medical facility on the surface in coral city. we rushed to be at his side, and soon found out about the poisoning, and how several key mon calamari political figures who were attending the dinner that evening, had been poisoned as well. master zyn had recounted the events of the evening to us, and how senator qoufe having enjoyed a rather large lunch earlier in the day was not hungry, so he had offered his meal to master zyn. this was unfortunately how it was revealed that someone was also trying to poison senator qoufe.
the isolated political attacks soon escalated into a planetary scale epidemic, when people all over the planet began filling medical facilities with the same symptoms of food poisoning. it wasn't long after this that we were contacted by the senate on coruscant, as well as the jedi council's on both coruscant and in the mustafar system, to begin an investigation into the matter at once. we were aided by the republic with pretty much anything we needed. it only took 6 days to locate the perpetrator of the crime, a mon calamari female, known to frequent locale's that were unfriendly to both the republic and the fragile peace between the quarren and mon calamari people.
the strange thing about the whole incident was that it was instigated by a mon calamari terrorist, when we would have expected such an attack to come from the elder quarren population, seeing as they generally did not agree with the peace treaty. neither did they agree with the training in which the mon calamari had raised the youth of the quarren people, after having taken many of the quarren youth as their adopted children after the war between the two races. in fact this issue was the main reason that senator quofe had been meeting with the mon calamari representatives to begin with.
it was master zyn, even in his sickened state, who managed to uncover the identity of the perpetrator, and even succeeded in locating the individual. master zyn had cornered her when the local mon calamari authorities and republic soldiers arrived on the scene. we also arrived with the republic soldiers, but it was to late. master zyn was suffering from severe coughing bouts due to the sickness that was spreading throughout his body by the poison in his bloodstream. he died as they took the suspect into custody. master ivuur tried to comfort me as best as she could in the following days, while she helped the authorities with bringing the case to a close. it was soon discovered that 2 different types of food sources were responsible for the poisonings, and scientists began working on determining which animals were infected, and separating them from those that weren't. it would be a painstaking process that would require several years to remedy.
once we had returned to the mustafar system, a funeral service was already being set up for my master on his home planet of bothawui. many jedi were in attendance, some well known and some who were from far off planets who had only had brief encounters with master zyn. included in the attendees were the people of several systems whom master zyn had helped to rescue from exchange pirates or random sith attackers. one such group was a delegation from dac consisting of both quarren and mon calamari, including senator quofe who had recently moved up in position as head representative for the planet of dac. he personally delivered us his condolences as well as informing us of the suicide of the mon calamari terrorist responsible for the mass poisonings on dac. at the time i had to much on my mind to really think over the matter, but the details of the suicide raised many questions over the next couple years as to whether or not the mon calamari terrorist was rather silenced. i just know that it is an issue that i have still not reached complete closure concerning, due to all the details surrounding the incident.

B. yes, of course . . . you are right. i need to be stronger than this . . . i should have gotten over this years ago. it's just. i hadn't thought, or talked to anyone about it in so long. it still hurts, but i am alright now. master zyn had spent our first couple of evenings on dac, accompanying senator loufe to dinner meetings with several high ranking members of the mon calamari government. it was during one such evening that master ivuur and i had been invited out on a touring sub to see the many oceanic creatures of dac firsthand. we were having such an enjoyable time when both master ivuur and i experienced a sudden twisting within us. almost like a feeling of a weak stomach. at first we had thought it may have been seasickness, but after we had been back at aquarius for a few hours, we realized something else was causing this sensation, it was master zyn trying to tell us what was wrong by using the force.
upon returning to our lodging we received word from a messenger that master zyn had been taken to a medical facility on the surface in coral city. we rushed to be at his side, and soon found out about the poisoning, and how several key mon calamari political figures who were attending the dinner that evening, had been poisoned as well. master zyn had recounted the events of the evening to us, and how senator qoufe having enjoyed a rather large lunch earlier in the day was not hungry, so he had offered his meal to master zyn. this was unfortunately how it was revealed that someone was also trying to poison senator qoufe.
the isolated political attacks soon escalated into a planetary scale epidemic, when people all over the planet began filling medical facilities with the same symptoms of food poisoning. it wasn't long after this that we were contacted by senate on coruscant as well as the jedi council's on both coruscant and in the mustafar to begin an investigation into the matter at once. we were aided by the republic with pretty much anything we needed. it only took 6 days to locate the perpetrator of the crime, a mon calamari female, known to frequent locale's that were unfriendly to both the republic and the fragile peace between the quarren and mon calamari people.
the strange thing about the whole incident was that it was instigated by a mon calamari terrorist, when we would have expected such an attack to come from the elder quarren population, seeing as they generally did not agree with the peace treaty. neither did they agree with the training in which the mon calamari had raised the youth of the quarren people, after having taken many of the quarren youth as their adopted children after the war between the two races. in fact this issue was the main reason that senator quofe had been meeting with the mon calamari representatives to begin with.
it was master zyn, even in his sickened state, who managed to uncover the identity of the perpetrator, and even succeeded in locating the individual. master zyn had cornered her when the local mon calamari authorities and republic soldiers arrived on the scene. we also arrived with the republic soldiers, but it was to late. master zyn was suffering from severe coughing bouts due to the sickness that was spreading throughout his body by the poison in his bloodstream. he died as they took the suspect into custody. master ivuur tried to comfort me as best as she could in the following days, while she helped the authorities with bringing the case to a close. it was soon discovered that 2 different types of food sources were responsible for the poisonings, and scientists began working on determining which animals were infected, and separating them from those that weren't. it would be a painstaking process that would require several years to remedy.
once we had returned to the mustafar system, a funeral service was already being set up for my master on his home planet of bothawui. many jedi were in attendance, some well known and some who were from far off planets who had only had brief encounters with master zyn. included in the attendees were the people of several systems whom master zyn had helped to rescue from exchange pirates or random sith attackers. one such group was a delegation from dac consisting of both quarren and mon calamari, including senator quofe who had recently moved up in position as head representative for the planet of dac. he personally delivered us his condolences as well as informing us of the suicide of the mon calamari terrorist responsible for the mass poisonings on dac. at the time i had to much on my mind to really think over the matter, but the details of the suicide raised many questions over the next couple years as to whether or not the mon calamari terrorist was rather silenced. i just know that it is an issue that i have still not reached complete closure concerning, due to all the details surrounding the incident.

C. must you always be so cruel and cold hearted? leave me alone, i don't want to talk right now. (end convo)

re 3. (a playable flashback, not told as a story)

re 4. yes, you are correct. i did have a shoto, or short lightsaber, that i had assembled while under master zyn. i had constructed it when i was much younger, and long before we left bothawui. this was a full sized lightsaber though, and had a unique colored crystal which caused it to emit a turquoise blade. my original shoto lightsaber emitted a violet blade. (return to first set of pc questions)
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« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2011, 09:41:19 AM »
CONVERSATION 7

pc: where did your training bring you next?

celindra: the next 3 years of my training were a welcome period of peace and retrospect after the previous 3 years of chaotic turmoil. master ivuur was summoned to the temple academy at coruscant to fill a position in the temple archives, and to instruct students in the field of terraforming. as her padawan during this time, i aided in her work and learned much of her field quite extensively. one of the benefits of holding such a position, was open access to the temple archives, which also included a rather large collection of holocrons.

pc: 1. did you learn many secrets from the holocrons?
2. will any of that knowledge help with our current mission?
3. tell me everything you know, and i might let you live a little longer.

celindra: re 1. the thing with holocrons, is that they recognize the users level of training and share only those bits of information that are appropriate for said level. so i wouldn't really call what the holocrons revealed to me a "secret" per-se', but probably more along the lines of possibly dangerous knowledge, if fallen into the wrong hands. mainly those who are not yet prepared for such information to be shared with them. i studied quite a lot though, and found a lot of interest in the early days of the jedi order and it's beginning. i began to study all i could about how the order came into existence and those who would eventually become the patriarchs of the jedi.

re 2. i would certainly Hope so, but one never really knows how, or when, the knowledge that they have acquired in life will prove to be most useful. i am sure that we will find out one way or another quite soon. is there anything else you'd like to discuss?

re 3. . . . i am sorry, i thought you actually said something useful for a moment there, but i must have been imagining it. i won't go spewing out information that could be damaging to yourself or others, just for the sake of pacifying your interest. perhaps with time you will be prepared for such discussions, but as it stands right now, who knows if you will even continue down the path of the Light. none of us can know if we will turn to the darkness or even like myself, find that things that we hold to be right in our own eyes, may not actually be the absolute Truth.

pc: 1. was coruscant anything like taris?
2. so what do jedi do for fun?
3. what did you do during those 3 years on coruscant?
4. i would have forced my way into the secrets of those holocrons.

re 1. actually, one might think that there weren't many differences between one ecumenopolis and another, but unless you have actually lived in one for a while you cannot truly appreciate the customs and culture of one vs. the other. taris was once a thriving shining example of what life could be like in the universe, but without fail, the flaws of men, whether with innitial good intentions or bad, brought it to it's ruin. it's a shame that people can't seem to see past the same mistakes over and over again, but such is the mortal condition, even on coruscant. so i suppose in a manner of speaking the two planets are alike, and in a manner of speaking they are not.

re 2. fun? (laughs) if only master vandar could hear you now. he'd probably be telling you that a jedi craves not such things as adventure and excitement. so if thrill seeking is your idea of "fun", then you'd probably be sorely disapointed with the lifestyle of a jedi. although, one could argue that there is more than enough action that will take place in the life of a jedi to make up for going out and looking for it. one of their more admirable qualities in my opinion.

re 3. i spent most of my time on coruscant studying the history of the order and trying to learn more about where they came from, it was through this pursuit that eventually lead to my discovery of the One. however, i also spent a lot of time training under several masters at the temple academy in preparation for the trials in becoming a jedi knight. some of my instructors included master gloku, a gran from kinyen, master thomb fan from sullust, and a rather aged human, master jonas meeno, born there on coruscant.

pc: A. what did you learn from the gran, master gloku?
B. a sullustan jedi?
C. tell me more about that old guy from coruscant?
D. i want to ask you about something else.

re A. master gloku taught me a lot about learning how to be at peace in the midst of combat and chaotic situations, as well as how to bring peace to wherever i might travel to in the future. (return to previous questions/comments A-D)

re B. master thomb fan helped to further my skills in lightsaber combat. he was revered as one of the finest jedi swordsman in the core. he rather painfully humiliated me in swordplay many a time before i learned to listen and learn my opponents strategy in combat. (return to previous questions/comments A-D)

re C. it was master jonas meeno who impacted me most while i was at coruscant. he was constantly urging me on in my studies on the origins of the order, and was rather pleased to hear about my tutelage under master ivuur. thankfully, he was not made aware of my time on trandosha and what had transpired there. he had a very strange way about him. at times he almost came across as less of a jedi and more of a historian. he had no problem pointing out the flaws in the jedi code and their beliefs, although he was far from being a sith. he was more of a humble old man, not afraid to admit to his many mistakes and shortcomings in life. (return to previous questions/comments A-D)

re D. sure, what is it you wanted to know? (return to prvevious questions/comments 1-4)

re 4. and you would have failed. such an attempt would merely cause the holocron to deactivate in most circumstances, while in the worst case scenario, however rare it was, some holocrons were designed to self destruct or even cause mental and emotional trauma when used improperly. in fact on one of the rare occasions that master ivuur shared with me the remains of a sith holocron that was kept under lock and key in the temple archives, i had learned how the sith actually believed they could live on through their holocrons in spirit form. they had hoped that they could remain intact inside the holocron until someone would come along and open up the secrets of the holocron, and they could live on through that person as a host. of course it's all really dealing with the spiritual realm and sith magic. after all, dead is dead! though there are plenty of people who would argue that this was the case with exar kun, ulic qel droma, and all those who fell to the darkside during their time. i have no doubt that dark forces and evil beings were at work in those who did fall to the dark side, however i do not find any evidence to support that the spirit of a long dead sith lord, could survive in such a device. they either go on to be in the presence of the One, or suffer in eternal darkness, but there is no coming back once you die.

pc: 1. did you make any friends while on coruscant?
2. did you ever visit the senate?
3. was it all just skyscrapers and buildings?

re 1. i made a few friends at the temple academy while we were in training for preparations of the trials, but we didn't really develop a deeper bond until the trials began. it was during our testing that we began to bond a whole lot more. but that's another story for another time, we should get back to the mission for now. (end convo)

re 2. i did actually. master ivuur and i were assigned as bodyguards to accompany senator laax quofe, my previous masters' friend, as he delivered a pivotal petition to the senate in regards to the people of dac and their shaky peace treaty. many assasination attempts had already been made on the senator's life since the last time we had seen him. in fact, we didn't entirely trust a selkath friend of his, a certain judge from the planet of manaan. i can't seem to recall his name after all these years though, but then i'm not all to fond of the selkath either. so that may have something to do with it. but as for the senate, there's not really much to say about a bunch of delegates debating and arguing on floating platforms, though it can be quite a sight to see so many different races come together as one. but enough about the senate, we should get back to the mission for now. we can talk more later. (end convo)

re 3. no, there are plenty of other aspects to the planet that i had traveled to during my time on coruscant. even a few of the less desirable places to visit as well, such as the works. an industrial region that is pretty much seeing it's final days. once, some of us jedi were even called upon by the republic police forces to assist them in tracking down a criminal who had been eluding them for many years. we had finally tracked him to the works by reluctantly using the assistance of a bounty hunter you may remember meeting on taris, calo nord. this wouldn't be the last time that nord's path and my own would cross, nor would it prove to be the last time that we would be tracking this man.

pc: who was he anyways?

celindra: his name was jurgan kalta, and believe it or not, he became one of the biggest bounties around during my lifetime. even a strange assassin droid was trying to kill him at one point, though i doubt the droid had any interest whatsoever in the credits that kalta was worth. not that i really had much use for them myself. but we can talk about all of this some other time perhaps, for now let's get back to our mission. (end convo)
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« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2011, 09:04:09 AM »
sorry for the delays in posting lately, but just to let you know, i can't guarantee with everything going on lately in my life that these posts will be close together.
sometimes they might, and sometimes they may not.
there's actually not to much more to the mod beyond this part that's actually as fleshed out, so soon i'll have everything i wrote for it posted here.
anyways, on to the next portion.



CONVERSATION 8

celindra: how are you doing?

pc: can we talk?

celindra: sure, what's on your mind?

pc: 1. how did you become a jedi knight?
2. were you ever curious who your parents were?
3. nevermind, i was just seeing if you were paying attention or not.

celindra: re 1. the process of becoming a jedi knight is one that comes through trials? 4 of them to be precise. sometimes the padawan knows that the trials are taking place, and other times only the master or council are aware that the padawan is being tested. on some occasions the trials even happen without any innitiation from the council or the order. while the jedi would tell you this is by the intervention of the force, i would venture to say it is rather by the Will of the One.

re 2. actually, i never really gave it much thought to be honest with you. i was pretty much happy with accepting master zyn as my father and left it at that. but i definitely wasn't the first or only jedi to not know anything about their parents. as is well known, most jedi are trained since being very young children. some find out over time who their real families are, while others are perfectly comfortable living their lives without such concern. i probably would fall more in category 2, while i cannot deny that i have always had that bit of curiosity in the back of my mind all of my life. (return to previous questions unless selven is present, in which case continue)

selven: (happens only if selven is present during this convo) a waste of your time if you ask me, in my personal experience most peoples expectations of another person can be quite off target from the truth. (return to previous questions)

re 3. look, not to ruin your fun, but we really do have more important things to tend to. (end convo)

pc: 1. so what was your first trial to becoming a jedi knight?
2. so the trials weren't the same for all the jedi?
3. this sounds like another one of your boring stories, forget i asked.

celindra: re 1. my first trial began on coruscant, not to long after we had joined in the search with the coruscant authorities for jurgan kalta. i was summoned by master ivuur to join her in the presence of the jedi council. the council informed us of a situation that had arisen on the planet of felucia. a jedi ambassador by the name of quatra had been sent to meet with the native felucians to establish relations with them, however contact had been lost with ambassador quatra, and they were in need of someone to accompany another jedi master in search of the ambassador. unbeknownst to me, master ivuur had volunteered me for the task.

re 2. no, and for the most part there were 4 trials. sometimes 3, and in very rare cases less than that. in such rare cases a jedi would accomplish a very great task, proving their talents in all the required fields of testing. i believe revan was one such candidate in this area, if i remember correctly.

re 3. right, and i suppose all of yours are better. let's just get back to the mission (end convo)

pc: 1. so who did you travel to felucia with on this mission?
2. how typical, the ithorian coward! only concerned with saving herself.
3. i would have refused to do anything for them. i do what i want.

celindra: re 1. i was accompanied by master tuparessk, with whom i was already accustomed to from my time on dosha. we had the unfortunate pleasure of traveling as passengers on board a small ship owned by calo nord of all people, and i can assure you that it wasn't a cheap trip. he was already traveling to the thanium sector to collect on a bounty he found out was hiding somewhere in the vornax system. the felucia system was on his way, and so we would use a small shuttle we had brought in tow for transport to felucia. upon reaching the surface master tuparessk suggested that we split up in better hopes of locating ambassador quatra. He assigned me to search the deep fungal forests near where the ambassador had dissapeared, while he searched the swamp lands. it wasn't long before i wound up coming across my first native felucian.

re 2. actually, the council never intended for master ivuur to go on this mission, nor was the option even offered to her. they were in more need of her assistance where she was currently stationed. instead i was sent along with master tuparessk to discover the whereabouts of ambassador quatra.

re 3. when you're a jedi, you don't really have much of a say in these matters, it's a lot like being a soldier in fact. when you are called upon to carry out a task, you go with the full intentions of accomplishing the mission. and so i was sent with master tuparessk to search for the missing ambassador.

pc: 1. what were the native felucians like?
2. i bet you he was kicking back, taking it easy at the nearest cantina, the whole time he had you doing all the footwork.

celindra: re 1. the first thing you learn about felucians is that you won't find them before they find you. i was making my way through the jungle of gigantic fungi when suddenly i was surrounded by several felucian scouts as they dropped down from the towering plantlife above me. they wore these giant masks with fluorescent designs, which hid their faces. they also had large staffs which glowed with different colors similar to the masks. they had large suction typed hands at the end of their arms with yet smaller arms branching off from them. they were almost plantlike in appearance and yet amphibious in form. i was about to go for my lightsaber when i thought better of it, and instead dropped to my knees and lifted my arms in a gesture of surrender. the felucians brought me into the deep jungle where i was brought before what i assumed to be their leader at first, but later found out to be a shaman. he murmured a bunch of words over me and threw some kind of powder into my face. i tried to fight against the effects of the powder, but i ended up blacking out. when i awoke i was surrounded by hundreds of felucians forming a giant circle, chanting in some kind of strange dialog. when i looked around i seen ambassador quatra within the circle as well, looking quite unharmed and much annoyed at my presence. before i could grasp the concept of what was about to take place, she darted forward igniting her lightsaber ready to strike me down where i lay. i managed to roll out of the way just in time and grabbed for my own, which thankfully, yet strangely enough, was still at my side. i realized then, that this was what the felucians demanded. only one of us could be present among their people. the other must die in a duel of fate or suffer the penalty of being defeated.

re 2. you couldn't be more further from the truth, master tuparessk was not like that at all! in fact he was keeping tabs on my progress the whole time. after he had finished his search of the swamps he began to track me through the woods. i had decided to surrender myself willingly so that i could leave a trail for him to follow me wherever the felucians were taking me. i knew that more than likely i would need his assistance upon being confronted with the beings we were up against. once i was forced to cross lightsabers with the ambassador herself, i needed it even more.

pc: 1. i don't understand, i thought she was on your side.
2. let me guess, master tuparessk showed up to save the day.
3. you are either a very lousy combatant, or you love playing the damsel in distress.
4. i think you purposefully chose to get caught because you have a thing for older men with scales. you know, i can help you with that older men part. *wink*
4. (female pc) i think you chose to get caught because you had a thing for the lizard man.

celindra: re 1. she was on our side, but there was more at stake here than just a simple rescue mission. what was transpiring was a matter of honor and custom amongst the felucians. for us to not engage in combat would have been an offense they could not have accepted and instead would have killed us both, but by fighting eachother, only one of us would need to suffer the shame of being defeated and the penalty which came with it. so we fought valiantly and with all our might. it was obvious to me that within the first few minutes, quatra was playing weak on her defenses, giving me subtle hints that she intended to let me win. however the stares of the felucians began to grow more curious and she once again picked up her offense to cover her feint. eventually it was i who lost the battle due to my lack of skill.

re 2. actually no, master tuparessk was nowhere to be seen. not to say he wasn't present but for quite some time he stayed deep under cover so as not to disturb the rituals which were taking place. the presence of another jedi would have only complicated matters all the more. if 2 jedi caused such a stir, just imagine what 3 would have done.

re 3. hmph, funny. neither would be the case though. i obviously was not as talented as quatra in lightsaber combat, but i don't go around pretending to be in danger for the sake of attention either. however, with the situation being as it was, to humble myself to losing a battle was hardly a reason for concern, so long as it furthered the jedi's cause for being at felucia to begin with.

re 4. will you grow up! this is pointless, let's just get back to the mission. (end convo)

pc: 1. so what exactly was the penalty for losing?
2. i grow tired of your fairy tales, let's get back to the mission.

celindra: re 1. the penalty for failure to pass any felucian tests was to be fed to the sarlacc of the ancient abyss on felucia, the largest known sarlacc in the universe. a grotesque and undesirable fate to be certain, but i did not give into the fear of the moment, instead i remained focused and ready for whatever solution would present itself. as we neared the location of the ancient abyss ambassador quatra continued to speak to me reassuringly of how something would come up, although exactly what that something would be evaded her as well. the maw of the giant sarlacc was so enormous that it's mouth spanned several kilometers. to say i was shocked at the mere size of the creature would be an understatement. i don't think i had ever experienced as much fear in my life as i had in that moment. the felucian shaman began to yell some kind of orders to the tribesman as they escorted me across a gigantic suspended bridge that hovered over the giant creatures' mouth. we arrived at a platform over the center of the creature's gigantic beak. the platform had torches surrounding a giant hole through which the sacrifices offered to the sarlacc would be dropped. the felucians began to light the torches as they secured the bindings on my arms and legs. i looked back across the bridge to see the small form of ambassador quatra surrounded by many felucian tribesman and the giant shaman standing proudly astute, awaiting the feeding of the mighty beast.

re 2. fine with me. (end convo)

pc: you sure do manage to get yourself into a heap of trouble, this should prove interesting.

celindra: interesting is light years away from the word i would use to describe the entire experience, i believe even terrifying would be but the first step on the journey to looking for a word to describe the scene. as i stared down the pit of the platform into the gullet of the sarlacc it let out a massive belch, to which the stench was like the smell of hundreds of creatures long dead. i practically passed out from the noxious fumes alone, and recall even Hoping such unconciousness would take me before i would take that final plunge away from this world. surprisingly the felucians were not phased and had obviously become accustomed to this massive creature and it's bodily functions. the tribesman stood with their fluorescent staffs at side awaiting something which rang out within minutes. a grotesque squeal which sounded more like a roar from the giant sarlacc, followed by the bellow of a giant horn blown by the shaman on the cliffside. i looked back one last time to master quatra and reached out in the force to tell her that i did not blame her for this fate, and then the tribesman pushed me into the pit. the beak of the sarlacc snapped open and shut repeatedly as i descended closer and closer. i could see the tranquilizing poisons on the tentacles of the creature seeping from it's skin, and heard a loud rushing sound, almost like a whistle of some sort, screaming toward my head. i closed my eyes and memories rushed through my mind in miliseconds. things i had not thought about in years. dragging master zyn from the fiery orphanage on bothawui. the destroyed engine room on the foodagan battleship over brodo asagi. the underwater tour on dac that master ivuur and i went on together. and then back even further, a memory i didn't know i even had. a memory of being an infant in some strange place. a red skinned woman with blue hair looking down at me frantic. then i felt a pressure on my entire body, something was gradually slowing my fall. i reluctantly cracked open my eyes enough to see that i was descending slower towards that gyrating beak. suddenly i felt the crunch of my body on the metalic surface of something sliding underneath me. it was master tuparessk in the small shuttle we had traveled to felucia in. i quickly gathered my bearings and grasped on with all my might as we shot out of the mouth of the screeching sarlacc. as we flew higher and farther away from the ancient abyss, master tuparessk slowed down so that i could enter the vessel and we could leave the planet immediately.

pc: 1. but what about quatra, did you just leave her there to fend for herself?
2. it's about time you did the right thing. i was wondering when you were going to come to your senses and just leave that jedi to die. i'd have slain her in the duel, but not everyone can be as great a warrior as i am.

celindra: re 1. quatra was not harmed by the felucians, although i can't say they were in the greatest of moods at the way events turned out. neither was the sarlacc to happy after that. apparently master tuparessk heard back from the ambassador a few months later that a giant earthquake occured at the location of the ancient abyss, due to the frustration of the sarlacc at losing it's jedi snack. i'm just thankful that master tuparessk wasn't a second later than he was. but we should get back to our mission, i've taken up enough time already. (end convo)

re 2. i did not leave the ambassador there to die. she was perfectly alright in the situation she was in.

pc: uh huh . . .

celindra: well she was . . . i mean . . . the ambassador was well trained and could certainly take care of herself . . .

pc: which is why the council sent you guys there in the first place right?

celindra: ahem . . . i see your point. perhaps it was a bit rash of a decision, but all things considered. i'm quite satisfied i am still alive and so is the ambassador.

pc: satisfied YOU'RE alive, or she's satisfied SHE knows how to take care of things herself?

celindra: ooooh, sometimes you can be so infuriating to talk to.

pc: i try. (laughs) (end convo)
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« Reply #19 on: March 19, 2011, 12:10:21 AM »
CONVERSATION 9

celindra: yes, what is it?

pc: 1. so what was the next step in your becoming a jedi knight?
2. what happened after you left felucia?

celindra: re 1 + 2: the jedi council were surprised by my devotion and discipline to the principles of the order, and saw fit to count my deeds at felucia as my trial of courage. they decided that i was then prepared for some training of a different type, before they would consider me for a set trial that they would test me with.

pc: 1. and what did this training consist of?
2. where did this training bring you this time?
3. oh great, another long boring training story!

celindra: re 1 + 2. i was sent to oversee jedi who had failed in their training and went on to be farmers on telos iv. i was also sent to help in locating and assisting those training potential jedi found in the kwymar sector.

re 3. if you hate listening to these "stories" then why do you ask? let's just get back to the mission if that's how you feel about it. (end convo)

pc: 1. did master tuparessk accompany you during this time as well?
2. failed jedi, turned farmers? yeah, i bet that went over REAL well!
3. did you ever think that maybe the jedi had no business in trying to steal people's kids to join in their cult?
4. i don't have time for this, unless of course it's going to help put credits in my pocket or help me kill my enemies faster.

celindra: re 1. no, master tuparessk was called away, back to dosha, to assist in an uprising between kashyyyk and dosha. the dispute was in regards to the wookie prison camps on dosha run by the trandoshan authorities in collaboration with czerka corp. a rather heated racial war had erupted due to the actions begun by the rogue renegade lewaracca the butcher, and his massacre of the trandoshans some years before.

re 2. for the most part, these failed students were not resentful or bitter over their status. however, they did still serve a purpose for the order and the republic in farming and agricultural areas. having served under master ivuur in similar areas of teaching on coruscant, i had some knowledge that could be shared in assisting them in their work and keeping them in line if a rare disagreement broke out amongst them.

pc: are you saying they were jedi prisoners?

celindra: no, i wouldn't call them prisoners, because they could have returned to a life of normalcy if there were no question as to their standing with the order. most chose to continue to serve in this way instead. i suppose some of the questionable ones were more of under a temporary detention status for an undetermined span of time.

pc: sounds like a prison sentence to me.

celindra: perhaps, if that's how you prefer to see it, but there wasn't ever much of a revolt against the established order by any of them.

re 3. is that how you view the recruiting process of the jedi? perhaps you have a little bit more to learn about the jedi before you judge such actions. there were quite a few exceptions to the age guidelines over the years. even i personally experienced one such circumstance myself.

re 4. you never know when a piece of information might benefit you later in life, but if you are against continuing this conversation, then i will not press it upon you. let's tend to the mission again, shall we? (end convo)

pc: 1. tell me more about these potential jedi recruits.
2. i heard that telos was severely bombarded by the sith, so what was it like before?
3. hey, carth and his family were from telos, did you happen to meet them while you were there?

celindra: re 1. actually, there isn't to much to tell. on rare occasions a force adept was found to be present in the kwymar sector, but for the most part it was a pretty quiet area of space. not much different than a persons first impression of dantooine i suppose. however we did find one interesting prospect right there on telos in fact, a young boy by the name of dustil onasi.

pc: hey, isn't that . . .

celindra: yes, it's carth's son. although at the time i had no idea who carth even was, other than dustil's father who served in the republic military. the jedi master attending to the community had brought him to all of our attention one day, when he was brought before him by his mother morgana. she was curious if the jedi could possibly explain some of the mysterious things that would happen with dustil from time to time. it seems the boy also experienced precognitive visions not unlike the ones i was accustomed to myself. once i was able to have an opportunity to talk to the boy personally on my own, we discovered that we had a type of kinship between us. i having not known my actual parents, and he having mostly been brought up by just his mother, as well as some of our shared experiences.

re 2. telos was a very pleasant place to settle down and make a home. a very peaceful and serene planet aside from it's busy capital city of thani, and some scattered tourist attractions. the people i met while living there were pretty friendly and easy to live with. it's a shame what the sith did to it, it was quite a diverse and pretty planet before it's current state. not only were the major cities hit in the bombardment, but also many of the small communities and the tourist locales.

re 3. i did actually become quite familiar with his son dustil while i was stationed on telos. and had a few brief conversations with carth's wife. she was a delicate woman in comparison to her husband and very rowdy boy. (giggles) i often think back to little dustil and how he used to romp around the farming community we were serving at. he'd often pretend to be a rancor monster and try to scare us jedi into imaginary battles with him. the jedi master who was stationed there was a real stick in the mud most of the time, and would just turn away and ignore the boy, but for the most part the rest of us would play along with him every now and then, when time and other activities permitted.

pc: 1. you sound like you came to know the onasi's pretty well then, or at least dustil anyways.
2. oh, please don't tell me you're going to go on and on about some little brat now.

celindra: re 1. well, as i said, i didn't really get to know morgana all that well, but i was very curious about what exactly these mysterious incidents involving dustil consisted of. so in my time off duty i would often try to slip away unnoticed to visit with little dustil, and see what had caught the attention of morgana. so much so that she would bring him before the jedi master that one day a month prior. it wasn't long before i understood that the boy had a strong connection with the force. i began to visit more and more and test the boy in his use of the precognitive skills that were occuring with him. after about 2 months of such visitations i brought the matter before the jedi master once again, and confirmed that the boy was indeed a force adept and a possible candidate for training. the jedi master shut down the whole matter immediately, and informed me that he sensed to much fear and suffering in the boy, as well as pointing out the factor of the boy's age. i tried to argue that the matter of age had been overlooked in other cases before with the order, to which he began to question why i had become so set on bringing the boy into the order. although i hadn't noticed it while it was happening, i was gradually becoming emotionally attached to, and consumed by, my time spent with dustil on a personal level.

re 2. no, if you'd rather pursue other tasks, that would be fine. (end convo)

pc: 1. what did you do when the jedi master did not agree with you concerning his training?
2. this boy dustil doesn't sound like some must have jedi recruit, so far he just sounds like another version of you.
3. i would have killed that master for questioning my wisdom, then taken over the community and next the world.

celindra: re 1. i had considered going over his head and putting in a request with the council, but thought better of it when i realized it could only turn out detrimental in the long run, and so i made a very rash decision in choosing to secretly train him in the ways of the force. all was going pretty well at first, until our little secret was discovered by one of the failed jedi in the community, a young girl named selene who hadn't been selected by any masters as a padawan during her time on coruscant. it wasn't that selene wasn't talented enough, but her ambition would often lead her in making bad decisions including cheating on some of her tests and even setting up situations for her fellow jedi to become injured so that she would be the only optional candidate for apprenticeship under a master. such behavior, once discovered by the council and possible masters, automatically disqualified her from consideration.

re 2. why do you say that? well, i mean i understand what you are saying a little, but what exactly do you mean by that.

pc: i don't know, i suppose because he had the same visions and desire for a father figure.

celindra: while i agree with you about the visions, i don't think i have an absence of daddy complex issue.

pc: well, you can deny it all you want, but it's pretty obvious to everyone else.

celindra: . . .

re 3. you're kidding, right? master devalon tajou would have eaten you for breakfast if you had ever tried. (laughs)

pc: oh, so the mystery jedi master of telos DOES have a name?

celindra: i . . . was never really on good terms with master tajou. but then not many jedi were.

pc: why, what was the big deal with this jedi master?

celindra: he seemed to have a chip on his shoulder over being stationed on telos i think, but that would change once war broke out with the mandalorians. he actually wound up serving under revan as one of his generals for a while, but he died during the battle of duro. he was also one of the few nikto jedi over the past 1000 years of the order.

pc: 1. so you were secretly training 2 students at the same time?
2. taking on 2 padawans, now that's true talent and power! surely selene was more promising of a student than dustil though.
3. no brat could do that to me, x jedi or not, i would have taught her the last lesson she ever learned.

celindra: re 1. although i was forced into the situation of doing so, i mainly put more emphasis on training dustil over selene. i kept selene occupied enough with activities and head knowledge that she merely thought she was progressing, when really i was keeping her at a standstill in her growth towards further development in the ways of the force.

pc: you deceived her? that doesn't sound very jedi like.

celindra: yeah, well neither was going behind master tajou and the council's back, and training a person that i was forbidden to train. my vision was obviously clouded by my selfish motives and irresponsibility. soon enough i would experience the error of my ways firsthand. selene began trying to influence dustil to come to her for help with issues rather than to me. she began to try and convince dustil in spending more and more time in helping her to grow in the force and promising him secret knowledge that i had supposedly not revealed to him. she was lying to dustil in saying that i had grown more fond of her and was beginning to question my decision in taking him as a padawan. she would often claim that i was teaching her more than i was teaching him, and that i didn't really want to be his master anymore. dustil feeling betrayed and deceived all this time, ran away into the mountains.

re 2. power and talent are probably the total opposite of what was at play in my head at the time. probably gullibility, or a severe lack of wisdom, are more appropriate terms of describing myself back then. as for selene, she wasn't a very promising student at all, and i can now look back and say that the issue of her apprenticeship was appropriately dealt with by the decision of the masters having not taken her on as a padawan. she was in fact, quite as rash and selfish as i had become in my failure to uphold the tennets of the order with my training the two of them. she ended up causing a lot more chaos and problems than there could have been. she even caused dustil to question my sincerity in relation to him, and he soon ran away.

re 3. you know what, i've just about had it with you and your snide remarks. i can't carry on a logical conversation with you for 2 minutes, without you chiming in on how i should have responded "more violently" or i was "to weak". well you want to know what i think about you, mr. almighty warrior? you can take your useless advice and shove it up your exhaust port! how's that for the lame non-jedi? i'm through with talking to you at the moment. leave me be you pest! (end convo)

pc: 1. and none of this ever came to the attention of the other jedi on telos?
2. sounds like selene could have used a good thrashing.

celindra: re 1. once dustil ran away, i came to the realization that i could no longer keep this big facade up any longer. i reluctantly came before master tajou and told him the whole Truth. he was furious with me for my actions and began to seek the means to see about a fitting punishment for me. i protested that it was more imperative that dustil be found before he could come into the path of danger. master tajou did not agree however, and felt i was merely trying to get out of being disciplined, and demanded i be taken into custody. at this i made yet another rash decision and drew my lightsaber against my fellow jedi there in the community. although i was able to out wit them in battle, including master tajou, i knew that i was doomed to baring the label of having turned to the darkside. at the time though, it seemed that what i was doing was the correct course of action to take. little did i know, i would soon discover that i was indeed being lead down the path of destruction, when i came face to face with the darkside within myself in the mirror caverns where dustil was hiding.

re 2. i certainly felt the same way about her at the time. she was definitely out for herself having no care for what happened to anyone else in the process. it was no surprise that she eventually left the community for the telosian wilderness, seeing as she would be disciplined for her actions as much, or perhaps worse than i already was soon to be. but i was far to focused on locating dustil to be concerned with her status for the moment.

pc: 1. what are these mirror caves you spoke about?
2. you were drawn to the darkside?
3. i wouldn't have given in as easily as you had?
4. hey, guess what!

celindra: re 1. the mirror caves are a series of caves hidden in the midst of a mountain range, about half a days journey from the planet capital of thani. it was here that i was able to locate dustil. the cavern walls were adorned with a smooth natural mineral which gave off a reflection resembling a type of mirroring effect. however, what many were not aware of was that an evil sith lord had at one time made this cave his home. because of the taint brought by the wicked practices of this sith lord, the mirror caverns were imbued with dark side alchemy. this would cause the cavern walls to reflect the evil desires and impulses of those who would wander into the caverns that so happened to be force sensitive. while those with little or no connection to the force would likely experience no odd side effects other than possibly becoming lost in the labyrinth like passages for several hours.

re 2. every jedi is tempted by the darkside. even those not sensitive to the force, will in their lives be tempted by the evil ways of the darkside. it's appealing aspects play on the emotions of the individuals it attacks, until they give into it's power and are hopelessly lost.

re 3. yes, of course! we all know how strong YOU are against such temptations, now don't we? (end convo)

re 4. what?

pc: that's what!

celindra: . . . and that was . . . funny?

pc: (laughs) . . . yes, but seriously . . . guess what!

celindra: . . . what?

pc: THAT'S WHAT! . . . i can't believe you actually fell for that twice in a row. you are so dull!

celindra: look i have much better things to do than sit around being the brunt of your childish tauntings.

pc: like?

celindra: . . . look, just shut up and let's get back to the mission, alright? (end convo)

pc: 1. i wonder what kinds of things i would have seen in the mirror walls of that cave.
2. do the mirror caves still stand on telos to this day, or were they destroyed in the bombardment by the sith?
3. i think we need a mirror like that for bastila to look into each time she goes off on one of her jedi tantrums. (only available if bastila is not with you)
4. i'd hate to be jolee and walk into that cave, i might never come out. (only available if jolee is with you)

celindra: re 1. i really couldn't say, seeing as everyone sees only what applies to their own wickedness. for me i was surrounded by a shadowy woman and man representing my parents who then continued to assault me in different ways. i found myself slashing about with my lightsaber in order to rid the wicked attackers from me. and then i saw myself, old and decrepit in a dark dusty robe. i was battling another shadowy figure of whom i was not certain of the identity. although i remember an eye. i could see an eye glimmering in that deep darkness.

pc: what do you think it means?

celindra: i am uncertain, although i did not have long to linger upon the visions, as i came upon dustil whom was in a vicious battle with a mock image of his father. when he saw me, he mistook me for a vision as well and began to stab at me with his training saber. i quickly disarmed the boy and grasped hold of him. i kept trying to get him to remain calm and to breathe. i tried to help him to refocus his mind on those things which had brought him happiness, peace and joy in his life. we both began to cry in eachothers arms having realized we had much more in common in the dark recesses of our souls than we had originally believed. we remained there for what must have been hours, thinking we might never escape, when the familiar presences of master tuparesk and master tajou stepped out of the mirrored surfaces and rescued us from the nightmare.

re 2. as far as i know the caves are surely destroyed by the destruction that came with the bombardment, although there may still be remnants of the dark side that once tainted that place.

re 3. (laughs) i think you underestimate our friend bastila's knowledge of the dark side. she is well aware that she has faults, she just tends to focus more on how to battle such temptations.

re 4. jolee: see? now you know how i feel half the time.


pc: you surely were in for it then weren't you?

celindra: indeed. though i didn't know it at the time, the council had sent me to telos as a trial of the flesh, to which i failed horribly. i was then sent off to retrain and be disciplined for my irresponsible actions against the council and the order. it would be quite a while before i could lift my head in the presence of my fellow jedi, without feeling i was being looked down upon in shame. we should really get back to the mission though, we've talked long enough.(end convo)
30N 0U7!