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Well, this is probably going to be a focused story on the Jedi. If we have a few Republic soldiers, great! I'll be using quite a few NPCs if it comes down to it. I do not mind as I've been keen on doing this KoToR focused RP for a long time now.
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I might have some interest, but I can't say I have a lot of time. Being a grown up sucks hard :p

That being said, I am a newly ascended Jedi Knight in a group I participate in irl, currently studying for my master exams. So ... I guess the purpose behind that statement would just be to show how much of a fan I am.

I'm not typically into fandoms, and I have two rp's taking up a lot of room on my plate. But if I can hang around and see how this goes, I might be obliged to make a character :)


Feel free to hang around! Throw in some OOC chatter even if you're not active when it begins. Keeping this place lively is ideal.
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When we're talking about the cosmic force, the life after death example: it wouldn't make sense for a padawan or a knight to be in tune with that kind of power. If you made a Master, perhaps. Perhaps they're somewhat close to being able to access such a thing as that could make sense with their abilities. As always, it's about steering clear of the OP-line.

As for the question about the Living Force, again it's about the OP-line. I will allow those certain capabilities. Though, keep in mind, in this era any type of Jedi that preaches a balance of dark and light probably won't be viewed so favorably. It's not too long after the Exar Kun War, after all.


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I agree about the OP stuff, but it was more akin to knowing where the land lay with regard to the lesser known bits of the force etc. For instance I was going to have a Jedi connected to the Living Force, so instead of hurling stuff about would be highly sensitive to their surroundings. As a result the combative art practiced would more akin to a softer kung fu style, ex. tai chi than the more furious forms others would use.

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That is certainly interesting, @RogerD. But I'm not sure I view it in the same way. The living force is just an aspect of the force, but everyone is connected to it. It is why Leia sensed when Han died. There are some more sensitive to it, and in some texts, Qui-Gon was considered to be a student of it, he was also constantly reminding Obi-Wan of it and to be mindful of it. But it gives no one special abilities or powers. It's not necessarily a path one can take. Your character may be more knowledgeable about it than mine or may be more sensitive to it, but that's what I see.

In terms of fighting styles, they weren't all aggressive. I believe originally, they were based off of kenjutsu? I could be wrong, but at this point, the actual fighting styles are a blend of several types of martial arts, including that of Tai Chi. There are certain moves, certain styles where you'll see a lot of tai chi. Everything is supposed to be fluid. It's all going to depend on your personal preference.

I myself favor Shien and Djem So... I may dip a little into Vaapad. But ultimately, I am the way of the Krayt Dragon *huge silly face stamped here*
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Mind if I lurk here and see how this goes? It seems like an interesting concept but I'm nowhere near close to an Advanced RPer so I don't really feel comfortable joining but I'd love to read along, as it were! :'3
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@The Elvenqueen I love your signature pic!!!
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@The Elvenqueen I love your signature pic!!!


Haha thanks! You don't wanna know how long it took to find it *__* lol
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That is certainly interesting, @RogerD. But I'm not sure I view it in the same way. The living force is just an aspect of the force, but everyone is connected to it. It is why Leia sensed when Han died. There are some more sensitive to it, and in some texts, Qui-Gon was considered to be a student of it, he was also constantly reminding Obi-Wan of it and to be mindful of it. But it gives no one special abilities or powers. It's not necessarily a path one can take. Your character may be more knowledgeable about it than mine or may be more sensitive to it, but that's what I see.


You might be right, dunno. All these different aspects of the force always reminded me of Practchets descriptions of gods wearing hats and silly disguises. lol

In terms of fighting styles, they weren't all aggressive. I believe originally, they were based off of kenjutsu? I could be wrong, but at this point, the actual fighting styles are a blend of several types of martial arts, including that of Tai Chi. There are certain moves, certain styles where you'll see a lot of tai chi. Everything is supposed to be fluid. It's all going to depend on your personal preference.


I just wanted a different kind of Jedi, instead of the usual. You know what I mean?

Anyone wants to know more light saber combat - see below link.


I myself favor Shien and Djem So... I may dip a little into Vaapad. But ultimately, I am the way of the Krayt Dragon *huge silly face stamped here*


Would Vaapd even be avaialble as it was a creation of Winud's?

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Would Vaapd even be avaialble as it was a creation of Winud's?


True, but I was speaking more for myself than a character I would create :) Juyo and Vaapad are considered forbidden forms by the council, as emotion is seen as a trip to the dark side, but it is later listed among the forms. Same as Djem So was developed from Shien. Mace and Depa Billaba were the only ones to master it, unfortunately Depa later falling to the dark side.

As a person, I do yoga, and for my Jedi Academy, I was able to teach meditations and breathing exercises. By mastering my emotions and finding that mind body balance, my master is allowing me to learn Vaapad :p But I am small in stature, (I am your average short girl), and while I can certainly hold my own in a duel, I find it easier to use ones moves against them. Defense will only get you so far.

Edit- I don't think I have ever felt like a bigger dork before just now lol It isn't my intention to take the fun out of it for anyone, so I am hugely sorry if I am >.<
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nice to see you guys are chatting like crazy !
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@The Elvenqueen Lurk away to your hearts content! Any fan of Revan, is a friend of mine.

nice to see you guys are chatting like crazy !


And you. Stop procrastinating on your character!

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@Dark Windeasy now. my hay fever is being a problem.
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Edit- I don't think I have ever felt like a bigger dork before just now lol It isn't my intention to take the fun out of it for anyone, so I am hugely sorry if I am >.<


No more than the rest of us. lol
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@boomlover The quick and easy path leads you to the dark side!
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@Dark Wind wgats not to like about the darkside? I mean look at the epic cape you get man !!!
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*flaps cape and does an epic hairflip*

I'm dark side fabulous!
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@Dark Wind now is this the moment where we get some nice music in the background or something?
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Character Application:

Name: Ken Grant

Race: Human

Age: 25

Sex: Male

Appearance: A human of average size and slim build Ken is very much a standard humanoid jedi knight. He has short cut flat light brown hair and dark green mossy eyes. He typically wears his jedi robes and outside of that is very modest and simple in what he wears. He has a dark black leather belt he usually wears to keep a hold of objects he needs such as his lightsaber and other useful tools. He is light skinned Caucasian. He has no scars on his body.

Background/History:

Born on Corellia too two smugglers working for the rich of Alderanian nobles and Corellia's underground crime syndicates both his parents intended for him to join in on the family business. His parents were noted for their ability to do a variety of odd jobs both legal and illegal for their clients. Their skills for fabricating official papers and bypassing blockades often led them to cross paths with republic officials and jedi alike but never were they themselves caught. Growing up on a space ship and on Corellia wasn't something large in his life as he would never truly know his parents. His father Richard Grant was an old friend of a Duro jedi master named Nim Zhos who would take young Ken in as a jedi once his force affinity was found out and Richard thought it would be better to have his son grow up as a jedi and realize his potential rather than waste his life as an average smuggler.

He grew up on Coruscant initially training under the various trainers there and was under the guidance of Nim for private lessons and advice at the Duros's own request. He was found to have a talent for telekinesis during his basic training when he could lift more objects than his fellow students. He was talented and his masters knew it he just needed to apply himself more when he was older. He often found himself staying up at night looking at the sky and wondering what life would be like when he was older. He very much felt at peace in the jedi temple and felt happy when he used the force it was something he felt comfortable doing and he wouldn't want to do anything else.

In training on Coruscant Ken struggled with fighting and being on the offensive because he simply felt like it wasn't something a jedi should do and as such he was directed towards the path of Niman once he finished his basic Shii-Cho style of fighting. He was more comfortable in this area and decided too focus on that style of fighting when he became a padawan. His fellow students often came to him for advice for which Ken could not give much due him being more a savant in the force than anything. The applications of the force he was able to impress his masters with were things that simply came naturally to Ken and anything else came only after long practices and strenuous efforts to learn them.

Nim Zhos would eventually decide not to take Ken on as a padawan which disappointed him but he found solace in the fact that a friend of Zhos would do so a Weequay master named Org Glee would take him under his wind. Org decided the city would be too much of a distraction for Ken and him so they moved to Dantooine where Ken quickly adjusted too after a few months. Ken was more at peace in the farmlands of Dantooine than he was on Coruscant's loud cities. He felt more attune to the force in the quiet lands and often spent times leaving the temple with his master to meditate in the wild lands. He learned more about lightsaber combat from Org especially about Makashi which he found to be a great augmentation to his chosen style Niman which he practiced often on Dantooine. He developed a more controlled and centralized fighting style that focused around minimal movement and controlled fighting style that could be used to simply outmaneuver more wild melee styles and dominate less talented opponents but left him open too blaster fire.

By the time he went on missions to help sick and wounded people around the galaxy he felt proud of his progress as a jedi and Org would often praise him for his calmness under pressure and his dedication to the light and helping people. Ken found a place among the stars he loved to gaze at and started to pick up holovids about older jedi and events that happened before his life. He was happy and he was content. He had many admirers among his fellow padawans and students alike and would often volunteer to help younger students in training. He didn't want more power, he didn't want to become a big name in the galaxy he was simply content in his life as a simple jedi.

Org and him rarely went on too many dangerous journeys together but they did spend time training in harsh environments on places like Kashyyyk to improve fitness and endurance that was needed for strenuous activities. He often found himself training with his old friend Nim Zhos and his padawan, a zabrak named Leo Habel, even going on missions with them to more crowded planets where more jedi were needed. He and Nim cemented their friendship with Nim praising him calling him a true jedi in the making and that his dad would be proud of him. Leo would prove a worthy, though unwanted, rival to Ken who would outpace him in almost all fields. Org felt that Leo was becoming more frustrated in losing to Ken so often and warned Nim Zhos who took the words to heart.

Though he was getting older and he had many accolades under his belt such as taking out a group of criminals on Coruscant, and weeding out a small group of Mandalorian mercenaries on Neimoidia by himself after being separated from his master he was still not a jedi knight. Org thought he was ready but Ken thought he still had something too prove and much to learn. Ken learned one day from Nim that Leo had left the jedi temple and he felt worried. He had not resigned from the order but his frustrations proved too be too much for him to handle. Ken tried to find him but found it way to difficult to do so and thus went back to his usual jedi missions and hobbies of reading and learning more about history. It wasn't too long to find out what had happened to Leo as he was found to have fallen to the dark side and resorted to joining a crime syndicate on Coruscant. Ken asked his master if he could go and try to find him but Org denied him the request saying it would be too hard a challenge for anyone to face down a friend. However Nim approached him the day after and asked him for help and deciding if anyone had a chance to help a fellow jedi back to the light it would be him.

Ken and Nim left for Coruscant Nim telling Org that he was going to take Ken for a trip to the temple to learn more about the great hyperspace war. Nim and Ken spent weeks tracking down and finding out more information about Leo before they finally confronted Leo who refused to come back with them. After a engagement Leo trapped Zim in a gas chamber forcing Ken to fight Leo by himself. Ken was taunted and mocked for his adherence to the light and his commitment towards a code that weakened him but Ken didn't falter despite his inner turmoil at fighting a friend. The fight went on for sometime before Leo was disarmed and injured by Ken who was more talented in singular dueling engagements. Ken refused to kill Leo and freed Nim who thanked him for his courage. Leo tried to escape but failed and was taken back to the council. Leo was officially exiled and imprisoned for illegal activities and Ken was both praised and condemned for leaving his master on Dantooine and lying but any blame was shifted to Nim Zhos who insisted he was to blame both for his student and for taking Ken.

Ken went back to his master and was scolded for his actions but the two embraced in a hug once that was afterward the Weequay telling his student he was proud of him for not falling to the dark side or killing his friend. The experience however did jade Ken slightly but he took his master's offer and went to the council to take the jedi knight trials. He passed and was given over to the jedi councilors where he found solace in the fact that he had many like minded individuals and was very happy with his new found friends and position. His friend Nim Zhos even gifted him a spare lightsaber and a white lightsaber crystal for his successes.

Personality:

A proud jedi and a strong believer in the light side of the force Ken is a true jedi through and through. He refuses to break his jedi code and doesn't enjoy taking the life of another and if at all possible he will try to avoid doing so. He strongly believes that a calm mind and a strong spirit is needed for a jedi to succeed in things and as such it takes a lot of stress for him to stray from his peaceful mind. Friendship and companionship come easy to Ken though romance is something he completely abstains from and he refuses to grow too attached to members of either gender. In the midst of combat he retains his level headed nature and his dislike of combat preferring to disarm or disable opponents but is not afraid to take a life if need be though he find the act to be abhorrent. He likes serenity and loves to be in the middle of the nature as his deep connection to the force allows him to feel much of what is around him in the midst of meditation. He has no interest in becoming stronger for the sake of power but is practical enough to know when it is time to improve his abilities. He is soft spoken the majority of the time but he has been knowing to raise his voice when he feels it is needed or when frustration sets into him.

He aspires to find his way onto the jedi council and too become a competent jedi that others could look up too though he does not wish for fame. He enjoys meditation and reading books during his time not done training. He also enjoys watching holovids and watching others play puzzle games though he himself doesn't enjoy puzzles. If he had to have one vice it would be that he is too much a proud jedi to see other people's points of view. He is also brave in combat though he lacks the natural charisma and talent to be a leader in war.

Skills/Abilities:

General:
Lightsaber Niman Specialization
Lightsaber Makashi Training (Worked into Niman)
Lightsaber Jark'Kai Knowledge (His master Org specialized in this)

Strengths:
Deep Connection to the force allowing him to perform powerful or potent force abilities.
Excellent Telekensis Abilities
Strong Force Healing
Ability to keep calm under extreme stress and not falter in the face of danger
Patience and willingness to wait to see if a better opportunity is given to him.
Talented Lightsaber fighter - His specialized fighting style allowing him control over a battle in close range with minimal movements and a general control over a variety of situations.
Languages known: Duros, Galactic Basic, Wookie

Weaknesses:The strength of his connection to the force - While his abilities are strong they need to be harnesses by concentration. His stronger applications of the force are limited by how much time he has to perform them.
Multiple opponents - Ken lacks the ability to handle more than two enemies at a time and has issues handling blaster fire especially from multiple angles.
Pride/Close Minded - He isn't able to see from others point of view and refuses to break the jedi code to the extent where it hampers his ability to be practical in some situations.
Strength: While in his prime and still very much a young human male he is not very strong physically though he can call upon the force to hold his own in combat. Likewise he has issues dealing with opponents who can get past his center of control and overwhelm him with sheer force.
Lacks Ambition - He doesn't see himself as a legend nor does he aspire to be so. As such he does not aspire to be stronger or more talented than he needs to be to fit his situation.
Lacks dedicated lightsaber style: He has no real affiliation with any one style of combat. His versatility with a lightsaber has prevented him from becoming truly a master of one style though Niman is the closest he has come to a dedicated style it is still augmented with Makashi which brings over it's own set of weaknesses. And his training with Jar'Kai is very limited and is only a trick he pulls out when he is backed against a wall.
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Love it! Accepted and I have placed Ken into the character bin.
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Alright thanks Wind.
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