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[Guide] The Jedi Apprentice's Handbook - Robert's Edition 1.2

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Jessica Matthews

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The Jedi Apprentice's Handbook

Robert's Edition 1.2

 

 

 

Part One: Guidelines

 

On Apprentices - General Guidelines

  • The first guideline of any Apprentice is understanding that the destiny and the training of your Chaos character, rests solely within your own hands. Not those of your Master, mentor, or instructor. You are the master of your ship. Explore, experience, serve, and adventure accordingly.
  • The second guideline of any new Apprentice on the website is to remember that training is not actually required for your advancement in rank. You must simply be prepared to accept the responsibilities of your future station. Those being: teaching, dueling, socializing, leading, and empowering the affairs of others. Plan your own rank advancement accordingly and with mind to your own skills as a writer. Training threads are an excellent expression of staying busy, learning new skills, growing in your writing, and being an active member of the CHAOS community. So even if you ignore them entirely? Learn to love them too.
  • Always endeavor to keep track of your own threads. Whether on your home PC, in a blog post, a Tracker Thread, a Diary musing, or on your very own Character Profile. This will be an exceedingly great blessing to you when you have your own students one day. For reproof, revision, and as a resource. Hindsight is always 20/20.
  • Please remember every time you log onto the website that you are not your character. You are a guest on another man's website. So act, write, and behave accordingly. And, always remember this specific disconnection between writer and character when difficult things happen to your actors. Which they always will. So mind your feelings, young Padawan. This is just a game. Enjoy all of it.

 

 

On Knighthood

 

Aspiring to Knighthood is less about being powerful and more about being comfortable. Seek to be comfortable in your writing and the power of success always will come with time. You are a member of the community first and a brave warrior for your faction second. So relax and enjoy the ride.

 

Knighthood is best achieved between 4 weeks -> 6 months of activity on the website. Any longer than this and you are probably taking too long to advance yourself and open up new teaching opportunities. By way of invitation, a prospective Knight must always express a familiarity with the following duties: the English language, friendly online behavior, teaching others, dueling others, and using Wookieepedia.

 

 

On Masterhood

 

Masterhood is less about power and more about being charitable. A Master is never judged by the raw power of their abilities alone. They are judged by how many others they can empower and teach. Masterhood is best achieved when you feel comfortable in all areas of the website. With the members, the forum, and your interactions with Administration. Also. With your group, with your character, and with your writing. Remember that the key to any prospective Master's success is in their power to help others succeed. Imagine greater.

 

 

Part Two: Finding a Master

 

Joining a Faction, Finding a Master

 

There are many ways to discover a writing partner who can work with you. The easiest being to join a Faction and follow their prescribed steps and orders. Every Major Faction on CHAOS has a dedicated training forum and dedicated trainers to staff it. All you need do is show up and participate accordingly. Easy as pie.

 

Now, if joining a group doesn't seem to be your thing and you prefer to enjoy your hobby writing solo? Might I suggest then throwing up a thread in the RP Discussion Forum and titling it: "Looking for Master". In this way the whole of the community can browse your request and respond likewise. Enjoy.

 

 

 

Part Three: Beginning your Training - [ADVANCED]

 

Beginning your Training, First Meditations

 

By way of invitation, the first lesson for any student of the Force is to grasp meditation. As, it is In this way that all Jedi have learned to embrace the Force. Firstly by removing all the barriers to enter it's magical path. Indeed, meditation is the art of putting oneself aside and letting the Force embrace your character freely. Becoming their constant companion and guide. Their guide into the greater magics and the greater mystery's that the universe has to offer them. Learn how to repeat this process consistently.

 

Once the character can call upon the Force at will through meditation, they are ready to begin exploring. At this time you may begin to learn and master new Force abilities, techniques, and magical applications. Please note also that meditation no longer requires that the character be sitting down and idle. Force Meditation can be accessed at any time and under any circumstances. The character need only be able to quiet their sub-conscious and let it's currents flow through them. Even during battle or rigorous exercise.

 

The Force can do Anything

 

After having mastered meditation is now assumed that your character can access the Force at will. Thusly, learning from it's wisdoms and being able to study it's currents. Now your character can begin expressing 'Space Magic'.

 

While the Wookieepedia most often gives us Force Abilities in the form of Singular Powers? Please note that the Force can technically do anything and manifest in absolutely any way. And that's pretty cool. However, always attempt to use good taste in what magical powers your character begins to use. Force Push and Force Jump are very common and can be used by Jedi Padawans and Jedi Masters alike. This is a good magic power and easily accepted by all. However, many Force Abilities are much stranger. Much weirder, darker, twisted, and unusual. Practiced and mastered only by very strong and very experienced characters. Such as Force Storm, Force Obliterate, DeathStar-PewPew, or Force Dominate Person.

 

Use these abilities at your own risk. Becoming too powerful or too obnoxious in your Space Magic will always cause other writers to grow frustrated and walk away from your threads. And from you.

 

 

Part Four: The Jedi Sword Forms - [ADVANCED]

 

Swordsmanship

 

Jedi Swordsmanship is the most traditional route towards mastering oneself and practicing harmony through self-discipline. However, many other martial disciplines exist to teach this easy principle as well. Swordsmanship is the most universally accepted amongst the infamous Jedi traditions.

 

Here at the heart of the sword the character must express a complete control over their body, mind, and spirit to succeed. Surrounded by the chaos of conflict and steel. Seeking harmony out of chaos. Mastering a perfectly circular canvas. Learning to use both the sword and the Force as an extension of their natural body. Peace through motion. Motion in peace. Jedi Swordsmanship is as much an art as it is a lifestyle. It can even become an identity if you let it. So learn to love and prosper this external expression of peace. Now, while these sword arts are often seen as little more than a means to an end? A means of self mastery. It none-the-less provides the Jedi character with a very strong center from which to grow, to fight, to learn, and to defend the universe.

 

Embracing Form One

 

Form One is all about the basics of the sword. As a tool and as an instrument. This form is less about magical powers and skillful flourishes as it is about teaching a Jedi to respect the power of deadly force. It is here that every student learns to view the sword as a part of themselves. An extension of their arm and magnifier of their will. Not so much a weapon as a shield. Not so much a bringer of death but a defender of life. Form One is as much a perspective about combat as it is a expression of battle. Here your character will learn to love the sword as himself. Not to view the sword's keen sharpened edge as a bringer of bloody battle but as the sickle by which the servant works amongst the fields of light. A skillful, powerful work of art.

 

When teaching or learning Form One, always focus on the mindset of achieving harmony and self-mastery in oneself. The sword and all it's velocities are just the outward expressions of this greater purpose.

 

Form Two Onward

 

Ah yes. The higher forms. The fun part. This is were every Jedi gets to show off their individuality. It doesn't matter which form you pick to pursue, or if you decide to pursue many of them. They all have their merits and colorful flair. Just focus on your strengths and weaknesses as a character and you will always succeed. Whether that means flipping through the air or artfully parrying with a curved saver hilt. Sword forms are often more style than substance. Simply enjoy the personality they develop in your character and aim to have fun.

 

When teaching or learning Form Two and up. Focus on having fun and expanding outwards beyond your normal comfort zone. This part is all about personality and diversity. Embracing your strengths and weakness to further gain an appreciation for the uniqueness of self.

 

 

Part Five: Never a Destination

 

At the close there is little left to be said. I will comment that you will not find a section in this handbook related to learning or reciting The Jedi Code. This is probably because their are so many of them out there right now it would be impossible to include them all. However, you should always endeavor to embrace a code or a creedo that speaks strongly with your character's personal beliefs. Perhaps even multiple if that fancies you. Jedi or otherwise.

 

Lastly, remember that being a Jedi is never found in a destination. It's a journey. So good luck and may the Force be with you.

 

Happy posting Padawans! :D


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Jessica Matthews

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Valiens Nantaris

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Karen Roberts

Nice guide. Mine is considerably shorter.

 

  1. Post, don't just post in threads with your Master. Explore.
  2. Work out how long you want to be a Padawan for and make sure your Master knows this.
  3. Don't death charge Sith Lords.

 

Yours is more impressive though. :P


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Jay Scott Clark

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Don't death charge Sith Lords.

 

Well, I could have made a guide entitled "How to stay alive longer". But, I kinda enjoy it when my students learn the hard way. George RR Martin style. x.x'' :D :P



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Thank you!

Even though I sorta grasped this already it is always good with the stuff engraved like this.
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Excellently written!

 

I'd also stress not to come on and just try and learn everything at once or box oneself in. People be like, "I want to be a guardian crossed with a sentinel, crossed with a Rogue Grey Jedi Consular!"

 

Come on man. Just find someone to write with, develop your style and let your character develop you. You may want to be a Guardian but write like a Sentinel or vice versa.

 

Also Dont masquerade as a Rogue Jedi if you are reallyintent on the Darkside an killing things.

 

Just go Dark Jedi, or Sith. Stop ruining my niche :P


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Maria Natalja

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Vassara Raxis

 

Yeah!

 

Technically, Rogue Jedi are lightsided FUs who aren't aligned with the Jedi Order. So if you are a darksider and have the rogue tag on you, I immediately feel disturbed about you. :P


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Nima Tann

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Great guide!


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George O Rourke

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Looks great Karen, some really good tips... 


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Jessica Matthews

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Technically, Rogue Jedi are lightsided FUs who aren't aligned with the Jedi Order. So if you are a darksider and have the rogue tag on you, I immediately feel disturbed about you.

 

Rank Titles do not currently support any type of accurate definition(s) on this website. They are chosen simply by the taste, understanding, and the interpretation of their writers. Any writer is free to interpret the accuracy, and the legitimacy, of their own Rank Titles as it pleases them.

 

Staff has only ever supported and enforced the 3 Tier system as it rises in power and achievement. Not the actual legitimacy of any of the claims themselves. Therefore, believe what you wish. :D


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Maria Natalja

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Rank Titles do not currently support any type of accurate definition(s) on this website. They are chosen simply by the taste, understanding, and the interpretation of their writers. Any writer is free to interpret the accuracy, and the legitimacy, of their own Rank Titles as it pleases them.

 

Staff has only ever supported and enforced the 3 Tier system as it rises in power and achievement. Not the actual legitimacy of any of the claims themselves. Therefore, believe what you wish. :D

Yeah, that is true. But there is still a reason why rogue titles are separate from DJ ones and are on the light side of the spectrum. :P

 

Anyway, I should say it's a nice guide you've written over here! :)


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Jessica Matthews

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But there is still a reason why rogue titles are separate from DJ ones and are on the light side of the spectrum.

 

I can only reinforce that Staff is neutral on the subject and that the membership is encouraged to believe whatever they wish. Enjoy. :D


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Jay Scott Clark Oh this was a nice little read. Thanks you for writing it up Saint Monica.


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My Jedi is distinctively a telepath/ mental warrior and healer. She ain't physically strong at all and only knows form one. She will have her "emo stages" but is ultimately a Jedi. Her telepathic abilities are meant to be immense, DC's M'gann Morse being an inspiration. I think she'll be a Padawan for a long time... She's the second character I've ever made on this site and I still love her even after a million revamps xD