Location: Kashyyyk - Jedi Temple
Nearby: Horus Arseneau
She received stares with every step she took. Some confused, some scared and some near-hostile. She knew she didn’t belong here. Jedi strove for balance and, with the demon in her soul, she was the near antithesis of such a sentiment. Like Auteme Denko-Durren and H.A.R.D.L.I.N.E; Kaiah Nihl was an outsider seeking knowledge. The Jedi were known far and wide as keepers of history and (nearly) forgotten truths. If there was any place that contained a clue to her affliction, it was the Library on Kashyyyk.
She walked fast, keeping her head down as she skirted past other patrons of the temple. She had always been bad at masking her force signature and she was painfully aware of her incompetence right now. She averted her eyes to the ground and almost collided with a shiny metallic man. “Can I help you Miss?” the protocol droid said, clearly not bothered by the near collision. “I’m looking for a cure to curses or other such maladies” she said, her Nagian sing-song voice kept low. The droid paused, taking time to process the unusual request. “There are many healers within the temple, I’m sure they can assist” the droid responded. “Otherwise, more information can be found in the library”. Kaiah hesitated. She wasn’t sure she trusted sharing her burden with another, or that a healer could even help her. Better to arm herself with knowledge instead.
“Where is the library?”
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Eyes were off her now, those coming to and from the library were too involved in study to pay her much mind. She stood before the entrance to the library, her mouth agape, peering in at rows upon rows of books. She’d never seen such a large repository of knowledge, at least not in a physical form. She moved forward to enter, only to find her path blocked.
A short Jedi barred the route ahead, the tag on her red robes reading ‘Assistant Librarian’. “I’ll need to see your library pass before you enter, Miss” she said, suspicion in her eyes. Kaiah towered above the woman, but this didn’t seem to faze her in the slightest. The woman was clearly used to acting in her element and wielded her power with absolute authority. “Sure” Kaiah said brightly. “Here you go”. Kaiah retrieved an old coupon from her favourite diner on Coruscant and passed it over to the librarian, face-down. She then scooted past the shorter woman, quickly making for the library proper, where she could lose her in the shelves.
She felt an invisible force tug at her heels, and she fell sprawling down onto the carpet. “Nice try” The assistant stared down at her with a haughty expression. “You’re not the first apprentice who’s tried to sneak in”. Kaiah groaned into the surprisingly soft floor. “You must let me past” Kaiah insisted from her prone position. “It is a matter of life and death”.
“If you say so” the librarian responded doubtfully.
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