Edited by Amaryllis Tansea, 18 July 2019 - 07:35 PM.
Posted 18 July 2019 - 07:35 PM
Posted 18 July 2019 - 09:29 PM
Right. He still hadn't apologized. Kahlil hand't forgotten when he accidentally called Amaryllis Tansea a monster. That's not what he had meant when he spoke to her about K3, but he hadn't had the chance to clear the air. No, he was nervous to. It had reached the point he simply couldn't put it off anymore, and he entered the training room. It wasn't hard to see where Amaryllis was, given how bright her colors were.
"You look uh.. Good." He mumbled, glancing away. Normal clothing suited her well. But if they were going to begin their training.. He sighed, then turned his gaze back to her. "Look, about before. I didn't mean you're a monster. You're not. I only meant that we, as Jedi, can be looked at with both awe and fear. We can do things people consider impossible, but I wasn't saying you yourself are a monster. I think you look really pretty, actually." Kahlil scratched his chin, glancing away after a moment.
"A.. Anyway. Let's get started on your training. I can't have you falling behind Kafh afterall."
Posted 19 July 2019 - 02:55 PM
Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:49 PM
Well, at least Amaryllis Tansea seemed to accept his apology. He sighed the weight off his shoulders. Last thing he wanted was for his Padawan's to resent him. Kahlil pulled out his own saber, lighting up the blade with a thumb of the button. "You know all the settings of your saber, correct? Before you were allowed to make it you had to after all." Right, even after getting the crystal Jedi didn't just immediately make a lightsaber. They had to know how it functioned, and how each piece interacted to make the weapon.
He turned down the setting for his weapon, nodding for the chameleon to do the same. "I'll be teaching you how to use it properly. Small drills, mostly to get you use to holding it. Now, don't forget this. That is not a weapon. To a Jedi, it is a shield, used to protect the innocent. You will never take a life, unless you have to to save another. Understood?"
Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:25 PM
Posted 19 July 2019 - 09:59 PM
"There's no easy way to choose one life over another. All life is precious. Those we kill for food, we do so to survive. Not for sport. And when you have to choose, when there's no alternative? You'll have to go with your gut. What you believe is right. The easiest way to think of it is, if you didn't take this life, would someone else die? But even that can change from case to case." Kahlil turned his saber on, the blue blade erupting with a hum. He took a simple stance, holding the blade in both hands and spreading his feet evenly.
"None of that will matter if you don't know how to use your lightsaber however. Follow my lead, my example." He didn't want to dwell on philosophyfor this lesson. That would come at another time when she, Kafh, and the others were all grouped together. Kahlil was a firm believer that no life should be taken unless all other options were exhausted. Though, it suddenly became clear to him that he wouldn't be able to teach Amaryllis Tansea the same way he had been teaching Kafh. How much of basic did she still understand?
Instead, he'd have to teach her through action. Having lived where only actions mattered for eleven years, it had to be the right choice. For now, basic strikes. He took a step forward, bringing his saber down in a swift two handed strike, then back, then forward again but this time with a horizontal strike. "Feel the blade in your hand. There's little weight in the blade. You're not swinging the blade so much as angling the hilt with enough force. Understand?"
Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:16 PM
Posted 19 July 2019 - 10:57 PM
"More than you thought, right?" Kahlil watched Amaryllis Tansea preform the moves. She was, at least, able to hold the weapon. But she'd have a way to go to master using the weapon. He pulled up his saber, holding it out horizontally in one hand. "It's surprising, given it's just energy. The hilt is it's counter weight, giving you balance. Make sense?" He'd have to go step by step to really explain it.
"Right, so." And that's exactly what he'd do. Step by step, the parts of the blade and how to use it, as best as he could explain to the Chameleon, about the various zones of the targets, and the basis of Lightsaber combat.
Posted 19 July 2019 - 11:13 PM
Posted 19 July 2019 - 11:26 PM
"I hope so too, honestly." Kahlil let out a breath. Thankfully, Amaryllis Tansea had more combat experience then he expected. It wasn't that she wasn't good, she just didn't understand his words right away. Time was all they needed, which ended up with the lesson going rather well. They'd certainly end up doing more of these sessions as the days went on, but for today, it would be enough.
"Tomorrow I'll show you how to deflect blaster fire. It'll really help you protect life instead of taking it. Sound fair?"
Posted 19 July 2019 - 11:35 PM
Posted 19 July 2019 - 11:52 PM
"Alright, you ready for the next lesso-" Kahlil paused his sentence as he entered the room, glancing over to Amaryllis Tansea curiously. He coughed once as he turned his gaze away. "You.. Uh. Alright over there?" There were some things better not spoken aloud. Still he made his way to the center of the room like it was normal, dressed only in a pair of loose slacks as per his usual training.
Just go about the normal lesson. Only way to do it. What ever blush he had faded as he focused on the lesson. "Don't forget, you can use the Force to lift that. Or did you forget my first lesson already?"
Posted 20 July 2019 - 12:07 AM
Posted 20 July 2019 - 12:28 AM
"Yes, blaster deflection. We as Jedi are the only kind of people that can defend against blaster fire in an effective way. By using our lightsabers, we can protect ourselves and others from ranged attacks." Focus on the lesson. Kahlil waved his hand, calling over one of the small orb training droids to his palm. "You've trusted the Force for a majority of your life. You understand that you have to believe in it, listen. All you'll have to do is trust in the Force, and let your body act on it's own. Become it's conduit, let it flow through."
He tossed up the sphere, closing his eyes as the droid activated. Within moments it was floating around the young Knight, firing at random intervals. Kahlil whipped his weapon around, the blue blade catching every strike as his body twisted and turned. He was good at this, really good. This had become his life after joining the Jedi. After a minute he stopped the droid, letting out his breath.
"It looks easy, but that's only if you trust in the Force. You ready to give it a try?"
Posted 20 July 2019 - 11:00 AM
Posted 20 July 2019 - 11:49 AM
"Don't worry, the shots from the droid are little more then a poke if you can't deflect them. But that's the point of the training. You might need to defend yourself, and the real thing won't just be a slight sting." Right, Amaryllis Tansea was horrified of both droids and blasters. He let out a sigh, rubbing the back of his head as he glanced her over. She had come a long way, but was it too much to have her face her fears?
"You don't have to if you don't feel ready. We can go through the same drills we did yesterday until you do."
Posted 20 July 2019 - 12:35 PM
Posted 20 July 2019 - 12:52 PM
At least she'd try. That was as much as Kahlil could ask for. He watched Amaryllis Tansea as she started to defend herself against the blasts, though her jumping from surprise didn't look good. "Stay calm. Trust in the Force, let your body react. You've got this." Encouraging words, though when one of the shots did hit her it seemed to break her concentration completely.
He caught her as she stumbled back into him. "You alright?" His voice was filled with concern as he glanced down at he. Sure, the shot wouldn't actually do any damage, but she was scared of it for a reason. "You did really well for facing your fear you know." Once he was sure she was okay he'd smile, nodding once. "It's difficult, but I'm sure you'll get a hang of this soon."
Posted 20 July 2019 - 01:22 PM
Posted 20 July 2019 - 02:29 PM
Ah, so that's why she was pushing herself. Kahlil chuckled as he shook his head. Amaryllis Tansea really thought she was useless, even after what she had done with that rancor on Felucia? He couldn't help but laugh. He reached out, gently patting her head with one hand as the other raised a thumbs up. "You're far from useless. You might not be able to handle blasters, but you handled Brutus nice and easy didn't you? If it wasn't for you, we'd of had to fight him and the slavers."
One more shake of his head, then he stepped back and to the center of the room. "We all have our own strengths and weaknesses. When we work together, we overcome those weaknesses and become that much stronger for it. We'll switch gears, get you use to at least this kind of combat so you can defend yourself if someone with a lightsaber comes after you. Sound fair?"