Equipment | Training Lightsaber & Throwing Knives
Location | Main Hall, Bastion of Ren, Virgillia
With | Kyrel Ren
Status | If I knew I would be quizzed today, I would have studied more!
At the sound of the sharp snap, her gaze flickered to its source, her eyes widening as Master Kyrel Ren’s features was unveiled. Marriskcal was not quite sure what to expect, and the tales exchanged between other younglings often remarked that the Steward was either a monster or he was so disfigured by the many campaigns he has partaken in that there was not much left of the person he used to be beneath his helmet. It seemed like hearsays will be hearsays, as the revealed visage of the Master was that of an unharmed older male. The youngling found herself fascinated by his piercing yellow eyes, the most clear sign that that the other has fully embraced the beckoning of the dark side.
I wonder how would I look with eyes of burning amber?
As the dark-haired male paced, taking long slow steps around her, the young initiate tried her best to remain still despite the deep apprehension she felt. It was clear to Marriskcal that the Steward was assessing her, but it also felt a little like what she imagined a wounded animal would feel if they were thrown into a middle of shark-infested waters. Tiny and helpless. It was a feeling she disliked, no matter how true it was. She kept her breathing slow and steady and maintained a neutral mask the best she could when Master Kyrel stopped in front of her.
At his words, the blonde could not help but to flinch. The merest hint that she was lacking in some ways was always cutting. And to think you were elated just moments ago. Despite the familiar feelings of hurt that welled up, Marriskcal savagely suppressed it, her eyes taking on a determined gleam as she met Master Kyrel’s gaze. Her instructors back on Skye had said worse to her, and she had always risen to the occasion. This would be no different. She would just have to train even harder under his guidance and prove to the Steward that she was ready.
While she had hoped to be able to wield a lightsaber she could call her own one day, it was not something that the initiated dared to hope for so soon. As she carefully reached out tentatively to take the living crystal from Master Kyrel, Marriskcal could not help but to find herself concerned. Whatever it was that the older male has sensed must be dire, for the Steward himself to step in to ensure she would be able to endure. “Thank you, Master Kyrel,” she said softly, her eyes admiring the azure lustre of the crystal she held carefully between her palms. But as with the kyber crystal she played with back on Elrood, it remained inert.
At the warm gaze he bestowed, Marriskcal found herself feeling a little less anxious as it meant she was not in any trouble with the other. “I know that a kyber crystal is the heart of every lightsaber, though it is not the only medium that could be used. I also know that some of the First Order’s naval vessels uses them to increase the effectiveness of their lasers.” Perhaps that was not all they could be used for, but they were definitely the most important matters. “I also know that they can mostly be found on planets and moons with cold to frigid temperatures.” Which would also include Tantra, the information she has procured from the official she escorted back on the Elrood assignment. “Also… this crystal that you’ve gifted to me… used to belong to someone else?” She had a growing suspicion that the Steward wanted her to do something with it.
But as for Master Kyrel’s latter question, the young initiate was not quite sure of what sort of answer the other was seeking. A lot of their history was shrouded in mystery and historical accounts… which, unfortunately, is filled with bias and untruths. “I know that our Order of Ren is a refined version based on the Order of the same name that existed before the plague and dark ages that came after it. My knowledge about the history of the First Order is… about the same, that it is based on the original First Order, which came about after the original Galactic Empire fell.”
Edited by Marriskcal Lati, 26 July 2018 - 10:20 AM.