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Posted by Kian Karr on 11 March 2018 - 11:03 AM
Sounds great! I'll add you to the list, it went online you to bring a never if the order but will ensure I tag you in any upcoming Jedi threads. We have one going right now that is for all master and Knight level Jedi to discuss the organization of this order. And I'm all about The Shadows!
Welcome aboard! Let us know if you need anything! There is a senator thread going on right now if your interested (I see a politician title bar!).
Posted by Kian Karr on 11 March 2018 - 09:45 AM
"As you can see, we are a secure location." Max said, his voice booming loudly in such a quiet warehouse. The place was relatively deserted, with a few workers busy in their tasks. Kian turned to face the salesman and nodded his head. They had entered through, seemingly the only entrance to the compound, and it had been an adequate security measure....but only adequate.
"Of course." Kian said, his eyes scanning the place, looking for potential locations for how the saboteurs had entered the compound. "The security is 24/7?" Kian inquired, his eyes settling on three large air circulation units by the far wall.
"Of course!" The man said indignantly. "During the night, when the workers are gone, we run sweeps every hour." Max said and, even if Kian had not had a report on the security of the place, he would tell the man was lying from his force aura. Kian smiled beneath his mask, knowing it was not the lie of an accomplice but rather the lie of a man trying to close a sale.
"What are these?" Kian asked walking toward the large circulation units on the wall.
"Those are our circulation system....air purification as well as heating." Max said. As Kian got closer, a small piece of cloth caught his eye, dangling from a screw that was sticking out of the wall slightly. Not wanting Max to see the piece as well, Kian turned back to the man.
"And those?" Kian said inclining his head over Max's shoulder. The man turned to face the large cylinders at the center of the room and as he did so, Kian opened his palm, willing the force to pull the material free of the catch and fly into his hand. Kian, without looking at it, slid it into his pocket as Max turned back.
"Those are power converters." The large man said and Kian smiled beneath his mask once again...
"What is it?" Gnost asked back aboard their ship, holding the small piece of cloth in the air. It had an emblem emblazoned on it.
"Our first clue!" Kian said sinking into a seat and rubbing the cold from his joints. "Start running a cross-check between that symbol and those in our system. If we can identify what organization it belongs too....we may be able to pinpoint who sabotaged the fuel cells."
Gnost nodded and as he went about his work, Kian closed his eyes and allowed himself to sink into a meditation.
Posted by Kian Karr on 10 March 2018 - 11:29 PM
Objective 1: Take down the Pirates
Location: Poliard Warehouse District, Secret Base of Shella Zen
"Shella in a bit of a mood this morning," The guard said laughing and rubbing the stubble on his face.
"You better be careful talking like that!" The younger female Rodian said shaking her head and glancing around. "Shella has ears everywhere."
"I'm not afraid of her!" The guard said chuckling, though from the Shadows Gnost could tell that he stiffened and began to glance around more nervously.
"Sure you aren't." The Rodian said laughing. So engrossed in their conversation were the two guards that they didn't notice the two Kel Dor Jedi slip through the small hole in the perimeter fencing. Kian was proud of Gnost as the two made their way through. In their time training together, Kian had been focusing the younger Jedi on the skills necessary to make him a Shadow and Gnost had taken to the stealth skills quite adeptly.
Kian nodded his head to the right and the two, sticking to the shadows, move silently away from the two guards. As their voices faded in the background, Kian placed a hand on Gnost shoulder and guided him behind a number of large crates.
"What do you think are in these?" the padawan asked glancing around the corner to survey the area.
"Nothing good." Kian said and pulled a small device out and attached it to the crates. Gnost glanced at him quizzically. "Transmitters. No reason why we can not tag the place why we are here. Once we are out we will transmit to the military and they will be able to turn this place to rubble." As Kian finished speaking, movement drew Gnost attention away and for the first time since landing he saw their quarry. Gnost's first impression was that she was a smaller women than he had envisioned...the second was the cold icy presence he felt from her. It was with a startled realization that Gnost had stretched out in the force when he saw her and quickly, Shella glanced in their direction. For a moment it appeared as if she would see them but then Gnost felt nothing....his presence, her presence....gone.
Glancing over at Kian, Gnost could tell that his master was masking their presence and using the box to maintain the visual barrier between her and them. Not moving to avoid alerting her to their presence, Shella continued her conversation and moved into the building.
"Time to move." Kian said pushing Gnost further into the compound and closer to their objective....
Posted by Kian Karr on 09 March 2018 - 01:24 PM
Jedi Headmaster Shree O'Bal
Jedi Weapon Instructor Zenar
Jedi Force Instructor Alisse
Jedi Archivist Verona Marst
Head of Security: Jedi Magnus Magnusson
OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
- Intent: To provide the Jedi Temple of Ciomia with a NPC force to provide instruction to Jedi of the Republic Remnant and provide Jedi to develop storyline for this location.
- Image Credit: Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3, Picture 4, Picture 5
- Role: Instructors and Personnel at the Jedi Temple on Ciomia
- Links: Republic Remnant
- Group Name: Jedi of the Ciomia Temple
- Classification: Jedi
- Headquarters: Ciomia, Jedi Temple of Ciomia (to be submitted)
- Loyalties: Jedi of the Republic Remnant, The Republic Remnant
- Group Sigil: n/a
- Description: When the Jedi of the Republic Remnant constructed the Jedi Temple of Ciomia, they effectively moved the main base of operations to the capital world of Ciomia. Having done so, the Jedi must now begin to train the next generation of Jedi in service of the Republic. To this end, the Jedi have gathered a number of Jedi to Ciomia who will spend their remaining time with the Jedi in service of the students. These Jedi all reached Knighthood as active members of the Jedi Order and are now retiring from missions in order to instruct or serve other functions (e.g., head of security).
- Hierarchy: Follow the typical structure of Jedi hiearchy (Padawan - Knight - Master), with the Headmaster in charge of the Temple duties.
- Membership: Must be a Jedi of Knight rank and willing to forsake ever leaving the Temple.
- Dogma/Doctrines: Dedicated to the Jedi philosophies and the instruction of the new generation of Jedi.
- Curios: Their lightsabers are really their only distinguishing characteristics, though these do not identify them specifically as instructors, merely as Jedi.
- Goals: The provide for the protection and instruction of the students of the Jedi Temple on Ciomia.
- Jedi Headmaster Shree O'Ball: Jedi Headmaster Shree O'Ball is a Jedi Master at the Jedi Temple on Ciomia. An Ithorian, Shree was born on Takobo and identified as force sensitive at a relatively young age. Seeking out training, Shree was one of the last generations of Jedi to be trained as a Jedi by the Galactic Republic before it fell and scattered into the Republic Remnant. Shree made a name for himself as a Jedi Diplomat, successfully negotiate disputes across the galaxy for many years and on several occasions averted wars. His work bringing peace to warring factions elevated him to his Master status. With the reforming of the Jedi on Ciomia, Kian Karr approached Shree once an agreement had been reached to establish a Jedi Temple on the capital world. Shree, seeking peace after so many years of conflict resolution, took on the role without hesitation. Shree is known for his calm, steady presence and his ability to see to the heart of social interactions.
- Jedi Weapon Instructor Zenar: Jedi Weapon Instructor Zenar is a Cathar Jedi Knight hailing from the planet Cathar. Zenar did not follow a very traditional path for a Jedi. He was sold into slavery at a young age and until his late teens was an assassin for the Hutt Cartels. One day, sent to kill Jedi Master Shree in order to destabilize two warring factions that Shree was in the process of pacifying through negotiations, Zenar was freed from his servitude both to the Hutts and the darkside by the Ithorian. Zenar went on to train, excelling as a Jedi Guardian, his years as an assassin having taught him a great deal of fighting techniques. Upon reaching Knighthood, Zenar requested to stay at the Temple as an instructor, having experienced enough of battle in his days as an assassin and wanting to enjoy the peace and tranquility of the temple.
Jedi Force Instructor Alisse: Jedi Knight Alisse is a Togruta Jedi Consular who functions as the Jedi Force Instructor at the Jedi Temple on Ciomia. Alisse walked the traditional path of a Jedi Consular but was noted early on in her training as having an especially strong aptitude in telekinesis and shielding techniques. Alisse served on numerous missions as a Jedi Knight, her peaceful contemplative nature allowing her to often resolve conflicts without violence. Alisse was reluctant to give up her duties in the galaxy, but at the suggestion of Headmaster Shree, Alisse agreed to stay on at the Temple to instruct.
Head of Security Magnus Magnusson: Magnus Magnusson is a large, imposing Corellian male who served on the front lines of many battles from the time of the Galactic Republic, through the early wars of the Galactic Alliance, and until coming to the Republic Remnant. Wherever a major engagement was, Magnus Magnusson would not be far behind. He is a Jedi Master whose focus was on lightsaber combat, mastering several of the famous lightsaber forms. He is also noted for his grasp of strategy and tactics. Magnus was adamantly opposed to taking on the role of Head of Security for the Jedi Temple on Ciomia, but pressure from the Jedi Masters of the Order and the insight that the younger generation of Jedi would learn a great deal from his wisdom and protection changed his mind.
Jedi Archivist Verona Marst: Jedi Archivist Verona Marst was a padawan under the tutelage of Jedi Researcher Pra'ct. Jedi Pra'ct, as a friend of Jedi Master Kian Karr, suggested Marst for the role of archivist at the Jedi Temple on Ciomia shortly after the Temple was constucted. Marst is renown among scholars for her insights and knowledge of the various force organizations of different cultures (e.g., Baran Do).
The Jedi Temple of Ciomia, located on the capital of the Republic Remnant, was established to be the main home and academy of the Jedi of the Republic Remnant. In order to ensure the younger generations of Jedi are ensured a proper education in the ways of the Jedi, the Jedi of the Republic Remnant established a core of instructors and personnel who would not leave Ciomia, but would dedicate themselves to instruction and protection of the younglings and padawans on the planet. While traditional Master/Apprentice learning is still ongoing at the Jedi Temple on Ciomia, the Jedi of the Republic Remnant are often pulled away to various conflicts and missions. As such, there is not always sufficient Jedi around to ensure that students are trained properly. By establishing an instructor force at the Temple on Ciomia, the Jedi hope to counter this deficit. Under the guidance of Headmaster Shree O'Ball, the Jedi Temple of Ciomia has become a bastion of learning and Jedi values and the Jedi Knights and Masters who make up the personnel of the Temple are all dedicated to this goal.
Posted by Kian Karr on 09 March 2018 - 09:51 AM
Posted by Kian Karr on 06 March 2018 - 09:13 AM
Posted by Kian Karr on 05 March 2018 - 09:03 PM
Objective 1: Take down the Pirates.
Location: Enroute to Poliard
"I hate astroids!" Gnost Karrsaid through gritted teach as the ship shuttered from the impact of the asteroid off the left flank of the ship. Kian winced at the impact and shook his head.
"You know, the Jedi funds are quite limited at present....can not afford to be replacing ships." Kian said, with a little humor in his voice. The ship rocked again as another glanced off of the shields. "Or Jedi for that matter." Kian said resting a hand on his nephews shoulder. "Trust in your instincts....they are typically attuned to the living force."
"Yes, master." Gnost said, his gritted teeth relaxing a bit. There were still occasional glances, but after a few moments of calmer concentration, the voyage through the asteroids became far less hazardous. Kian let out a sigh he had not realized he was holding.
"Now, what can you tell me about this mission?" Kian asked, knowing the information from the dossier already but testing the younger Shadow to ensure he had done his legwork.
"It is a junkyard planet, with an atmosphere that is very dangerous." Gnost said, the task of informing his master seeming to calm him further as the ship settled into an even smoother ride. "The pirate group we are looking for are settled into an industrial building in the western side of Poliard. They are headed by a women named Shella Zen, who took over the group about three years ago when she killed all the most senior pirates and absorbed a number of other pirate groups. They now call themselves The Risen." Gnost said and he visibly relaxed further as they cleared the belt and began to descend toward the planet.
"And why is it we are going after her?" Kian asked as he began to punch in commands into the instrument board in front of him, laying in their approach vector.
"Because she was a Sith Acolyte among the One Sith. She never finished her training, but she has raw power and enough command of the force to be a dangerous match."
"And," Kian said turning to look at his nephew. This was the part of the mission that Kian knew Gnost was most uncomfortable with.
"And you wish to capture her alive and spirit her away to the Nadiem Enclave before the Republic Remnant military seizes her." Gnost said resolutely.
"I understand your objections, Gnost." Kian said, smiling warmly beneath the mask. "But this is not the Republic of old. We have no official capacity in this government, which is a good thing." Kian said not wanting his nephew to get the wrong impression. "But it also means that any information they gain from her would not be guaranteed to make its way to us without the Shadows having to seek it out by....less legal methods."
"We will capture her, interrogate her, and when we are satisfied we've gained all we can, turn her over to the Republic Remnant for justice to be served."
"And if the Republic Remnant decides we've overstepped?" Gnost asked and Kian nodded his head. It was something he'd considered.
"Then we will apologize....and let the cards fall where they may."
The answer did not seem to fully satisfy the young Jedi but he turned back to the viewport and their destination.
Posted by Kian Karr on 27 February 2018 - 10:57 AM
Primary Objective: Seize control of the planet from the Hutts
Secondary Objective: Capture the Hutts in charge
Tertiary Objective: Shadow business....move along!
Kian had been at the cantina only briefly, and had moved on toward the primary and secondary objectives. According to the Reports coming in from Gnost, the Republic Remnant under the command of Jaster of Clan Awaud had already neutralized the leaders of the Hutts within the city. It was now of vital importance that the Hutts themselves be taken into custody. Kian was sure that the military was poised to strike, but he had no intentions of going in the front door.
"Sav Elko" Kian called over a secure com-link. Kian had felt the presence of the Jedi and knew it to be her by the reports coming in from Gnost. "If you'd like to help me crash the party, simply indicate so and Gnost will send you the coordinates of our entry point."
Kian closed down the com-link after sending out the message and pulled his cowl further over his head. Relying on the force to aid in his stealth, Kian moved from alleyway to alleyway enroute to the Hutts palace. The reconnaissance work by the military had lead to the acquisition of a blueprint from which to base his entry point off of and on the western edge of the complex there was a lovely garbage compactor tube from which to enter the facility.
Jedi surely lived glamorous lives....
Posted by Kian Karr on 21 February 2018 - 08:30 AM
Each of the groups were working hard to practice the lightsaber form. The reality was few used Makashi these days. Kian only knew of one Jedi Master of the Republic who had used it in his time there. Kana Truden was an expert in the form and had employed it successful in many campaigns, but most Jedi practiced one of the more modern forms of lightsaber combat.
"Form II is a relatively rare form these days," Kian said as he walked among the students and instructors. "Though it is still implemented by some." As Kian said this his eyes fell on Jyoti Nooran and Cassius Droma and he bowed in greeting to them both.
"Welcome," Kian said smiling warmly beneath his antiox mask. "I am glad you could both make it."
"Some Jedi have used Makashi as a supplemental form," Kian said turning back to the students. "For example, Shaak Ti was regarded as one of the greatest duelist of her day. Her fighting style incorporated Ataru, the fourth form of lightsaber combat, and Makashi."
"Take a few more moments to practice and we will move on to the third form of lightsaber combat." Kian said. He was planning on going briefly through each of the forms and then allowing the students to engage in more intensive combat.
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Posted by Kian Karr on 18 February 2018 - 09:12 AM
Kian was running again...his legs burning, his lungs screaming, his heart pounding. They were right on his heels, whatever they were. That same branch slapped across his face, cutting him just next to his anti-ox mask once again. He could feel them in the force....their evil intent. Feel them closing in on him. Just as he was certain he'd be caught
....Kian was no longer running but was standing still again. The alter was before him, covered in blood. He could hear screeching in the background but it did not sound human.
Then he was outside, standing in a brilliant green field, the sun warm on his skin. "Wake up." A feminine voice called and Kian turned to see her standing there. "WAKE UP!" She said louder and just as the light dimmed to reveal her face....Kian did just
"Wake up!" Kian's eyes shot open and as the blurriness of sleep faded he saw the face of Ripley, the young female Bothan padawan of Mathis. She was standing over him and as Kian sat up he realized an alarm was blaring.
"What is it?" Kian said, his fatigue fading as he pulled himself to his feet.
"We're going down." Ripley said and Kian could feel the fear in her voice. "We think we found it, but there is something wrong with the ship."
Kian considered the padawan's words as he pushed his way past and out the door toward the cockpit. "Be calm young one." Kian reassured her as he walked on. "We will be fine."
"Yes Master." She said, though Kian noted a lack of confidence in her response. When Kian came into the cockpit he found Mathis, the older human female, working frantically at the controls. Unlike Ripley, Kian did not sense fear but rather a grim determination. Slipping into the co-pilot seat, Kian looked out the viewport at the rapidly approaching planet and his breath caught in his mask. It was certainly the place.....the planet from his dreams.
"We are here." Kian said, his voice coming out in nothing more than a whisper.
"Won't do us much good if we die in the crash." Mathis said grimly, her thick imperial accent steady.
"We won't." Kian said working over the controls. Mathis would fly, as Kian was an adequate pilot at best. Scanners were functioning though and he began a scan of the area below. "If we adjust to these coordinates," Kian said glancing at the read out, "We can get through the atmosphere mostly unscathed and put down......here." Kian said indicated a clearing along the edge of a heavily forested area.
"Strap in!" Mathis said over her shoulder and Ripley quickly dropped into a seat and strapped herself in. "This will be a rough landing....this thing is flying like a brick."
"What happened?" Kian asked as he braced himself and the ship rocked violently as it cut through the atmosphere.
"I'm not sure." Mathis said, her eyes narrowed with concentration. "We were fine one minute and then everything went to hell in the next."
Kian considered her words, a sinking feeling forming in the pit of his stomach as they broke through cloud cover and he saw the ground coming toward them.....really fast....
Posted by Kian Karr on 17 February 2018 - 06:29 PM
Kian considered his padawan's question for a moment as they walked. It had been difficult to survive on the planet, especially given the savage beasts that were hunting him. It was ultimately his training and the force that had lead to his survival.
"Dumb luck." Kian said chuckling as they made their way toward the hangar. Kian keyed a code into his datapad and sent off a quick message so that his droid, CG-50, would start get The Shadow through its pre-flight checks. "Also my training and the guidance of the living force."
"Ultimately," Kian said as they continued on, "You will find in time that the training you will receive will become so second nature that it will be like breathing..." Kian raised a hand as they came to a lift and keyed in his access code, the doors opening before them and the lift bringing them down to the third level down, where the hangar was located.
"Do you own a lightsaber? And have you received much training with one?" Kian asked as the lift doors opened on the hangar. "I can supply one to use on the journey if you do not." Kian suggested. Kian would be going in more cautiously this time, and having survived the planet once he knew better about what to expect, but that was not to mean it would be a risk free trip.
"The planet can be quite dangerous."
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