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She made wrapping the robes look so easy, and admittedly it was, he'd just never seen it before. "Thanks," he managed, as he set about tying the rest around the front. That was the easy part. The robes were so airy and light, it felt a little awkward, almost like he was barely wearing anything at all, but he'd get used to it. If the Jedi could do it, so could he. His mind snapped back to the present, to the questions she'd asked, and his memories raced through his conscious.

 

"Uhh, I'm not sure. I know the Jedi prefer kyber crystals because of how they tie into the Force, but I do remember that the holocron said in a pinch there are several materials that will serve the same purpose. Technologically speaking, the tradition of using a kyber crystal is really just a tradition. Granted, I managed to snag mine from a smuggler back on Nar Shaddaa, and even though according to tradition the kyber crystal is supposed to choose you, I haven't had any problems."

 

He hefted his own saber in his hands, pointing out a few spots on the casing, how it used to be part of a power relay assembly. "I mean, it might look nice, but that's just because I'm pretty good at keeping it polished and maintained. Everything except the crystal is secondhand from something. Certain minerals and crystalline substances can be used as the main focal crystal, I just don't know what they are off the top of my head." The last bit came out almost apologetic, Aidan had wanted to be more help than he currently was, but he simply didn't have the expertise. There was something else too, almost an afterthought, and he paused a moment before saying it because he wasn't sure if it would even help.

"Also...the holocron said something about 'if all else fails, trust in the Force,' almost as a fix-all. I don't know how helpful that might actually be, but...I can't imagine my dad would have recorded that information if it wasn't useful somehow. Maybe I can help scour the place for some usable parts if you like?"

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It was embarrassing of her to admit that she did not know very much at all about lightsaber crystals, how they were made or grown, or how they functioned. She had heard the word kyber before, but her training had mostly consisted of non stop combat missions since she had set the first foot into being a teenager. She had nearly a decade of experience in the Jedi Order, but...

 

“I must admit.” She felt the quick rush of embarrassment flood over her pale face. “I may need to rely on you more than I normally do on this lightsaber building stuff..” She glanced at the chronometer that sat on the rough stone wall. “I only ever built a training lightsaber, and even that was mostly done by my master. She would get frustrated if I took a long time.” She laughed regrettably. “But I can certainly trust the force.” 

 

She looked at his grey outfit and bit her lip before shaking her head. “Yes, let's try to find the spare parts before we leave. The crystal may have to wait though until after we are done at Felucia.” She looked up to the embedded lighting panels and let a sly grin creep over her face. “Here, help me up, if I remember from when I was a kid, the ballasts in glow panels have the same kind of rapid charge batteries we need.” 

 

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Looking up, a frown crossed his face. He didn't like salvaging tech in use, but...any port in a storm, he supposed. "Just...grab the middle one so the light still looks balanced, like it's supposed to be like that." He held his hands low, indicating for her to step in so he could boost her up. A minute or so later, and she had her power cell.

"Come on, we should head to the shuttle refueling pads, they'll probably have some tech lying around. Maybe we'll get lucky. Worse comes to worse we can probably cannibalize the shuttle I took here a bit. It's small and old and doesn't have weapons, I doubt anyone back in the fleet would care. They probably used it for external maintenance." 

As he walked with her, the thought rang around in his head about what his father's holocron had said. All else fails, trust in the Force. Such an odd thing to mention, especially to a Jedi who practically would have had that as their internalized mantra by the time they got to that lesson. There had to be some other reason. Could the Force somehow be used to manipulate matter at an atomic scale? Could they...create their own crystal?

 

He'd look into it later, but right now they were wistful thoughts of a desperate mind. He was trained never to seek the easy path, rather to take the right path, and the one that made the most sense right now was to try and source the parts themselves.

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Alliera had taken off her helmet, in an effort to appear more human, and it was under one arm as she followed her new Master. The soft clinking of her metallic boots hitting stone sounded in the hall as she followed the elder master into the massive Temple. This was a whole different beast then the temple on the Smugger's Moon. When she was offered a seat, Alliera took it, resting her helmet beside here as she looked into the pool. "The other Temple said the force was this kind of 'energy field', or something, that was all around us and inside us...it bound us all together." Alliera said, looking from the pool to Her Master "...but then I felt it...I-I don't know WHAT it is, but it's big and it's all around us, and it's warm." That did match up with what most of the teachings had told her so far, as well as anecdotes from other people she had asked, but her own experiance felt much more personal. "I guess it mostly lines up, but I don't really know...it was the first and only time I've touched the Force so far."  

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Kirlocca slowly nodded his head as Alliera spoke. Her hesitation in even explaining that of which she did know informed him of exactly where she stood with it. Even as the two sat, he could feel the currents of the Force flowing powerfully like a river, it washed over her, but she did not touch it or embrace it yet. He then turned his head towards the growth of plant life that was a wild and weird mix of overgrowth and recently maintained from the time he had brought staff in to the temple. 

 

<< Reach out then and feel the Force... >>

 

Kirlocca closed his own eyes to help guide her. He waited for her to close her eyes before he continued on. 

 

<< ...Feel the life around, the Force around you. Feel how it stems from the life of the planets and water near us... >>

 

The Jedi kept his own presence within the Force strong and radianting for Alliera to feel. He then touched her through the Force. 

 

<< ...Can you feel me within the Force? If so, I want for you to reach out and touch back... >>

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She climbed up, letting him boost her until she could reach the side panel, and quickly disconnected the white laminate covered battery. It was roughly the same size as the battery in her old lightsaber, though its connectors were different. She wrinkled her nose while looking at the connectors then shrugged as she climbed back down off of Aidan. She would figure that all out as it went, and as Aidan had opined, she needed to trust the force. It would provide, or it would not.

 

She grabbed her kit from near the bed and flipped open her datapad/comm. She typed off a quick message to Knight Leena and a few others who she was sure would be the most helpful in treating the plague on Felucia. She snapped the pad closed and tossed it back into her rucksack, before following Aidan into the shuttle bay. 

 

They were being loaded in earnest, and she let her presence drift out to find any parts that she could not immediately see. The only thing that stood out was a small amount amarathine tubing that was laying beside one of the workbenches. She picked it up and looked to one of the technicians who shrugged in return. So she scooped that into her rucksack and then bounded into the shuttle. She waited for Aidan to board and indicated the seat beside hers. 

 

“Hey.” She let her presence mingle with his in a way that made the twi’lek pilots head snap around quizzically before she looked back at the flight controls. “Whatever happens out there. I love you.” She placed her hand into his and held it tightly as the engines began to stir to life. 

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Johan walked down the ramp of the shuttle looking back and forth nervously, and tossing his 'Master's' disabled sabre in his hand. He had never felt a concentration of force energy any where near this powerful before (not that, with only a few weeks of prep from Tar'ak Sur, he had a chance to feel many besides his own and Tar'ak's). Tar'ak had told the Jedi on planet that he was coming with a new initiate, but had been taken out by Sith aligned terrorists back on Dantooine right before the shuttle had arrived, despite Johan's attempts to save him. He only bestowed his disabled sabre and the advice to 'trust in the force', whatever that meant. after checking in with what passed for the 'port authorities he started asking after the closest Jedi holdings, hoping that they would believe him in regards to his story and find a new master to train him.

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 Alliera opened herself up to the force, just as her master requested, even closing her eyes as he did. The Force was all around this place, the flowing THING she felt earlier was more present here than at Nar Shadda, the area around her was almost as bright in the force as a star. For a solid minute, she was almost lost in the force, nearly taken by the massive flow of the planet. Something stopped it though, a massive anchor in the force kept her in place, she realized this must be Master Kirlocca. Using her Master as an anchor, she was able to steady herself, and look through the flow of the force...to try and find what he was talking about. He was right, the water and the lifeforms in and around the temple were also major focal points and sources for the flow of the force. "There's so many of them..." Then she felt her anchor 'touch' her, and so she touched him back. 

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The dock authority officer looked at @Johan Fae with a look of sheer amusement for a moment before lifting his hand and pointing towards the massive hourglass shaped building that loomed over the majority of the city of Knossa. "You don't need to look very far for the Jedi. That's their temple. Rebuilt only in the past three years or so. I'm sure anyone inside could easily help you find what you're looking for. In fact, I heard Jedi Master Kirlocca is there now. Can't miss the giant Wookiee." The officer then waved Johan on and returned to his work. 

 

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Kirlocca took a breath in as he felt Alliera within the Force reach out. He was indeed impressed with her. Without much training, she held such an innate grasp upon the Force. For him, he felt like she may be one of his strongest apprentices yet. But control and much discipline would be required of her to advance to such a state of masterfulness. Through the Force, he spoke within her mind. "In the life around you, feel it's life awake and alive. Part of being a Jedi means we must act always to protect such life." Kirlocca opened his owns eyes now, still very much standing like an anchor for Alliera in the Force. But now he spoke with his actual words. 

 

<< Your life in following the Force is one of service and sacrifice. To become a Jedi requires a strong commitment. That commitment allows for a Jedi way closely follow a code that guides their actions to preserve peace and harmony in the galaxy. It is here where you will learn this code and begin your journey to discover what it truly means to be a Jedi. >>

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"Thanks" Johan replied, walking towards the temple. Upon a second scan of the surrounding using the force (directed mostly towards the temple) he was able to identify several force 'signatures' of comparable strength to Tar'ak's, presumably one of which was this Kirlocca, though he was not able to tell anything other than the 'size' of the signature. He greeted several Jedi and temple staff/guards, and managed to find a couple to give him directions towards Kirlocca in short order. As he approached the massive Wookie 'hard to miss indeed' he called out in greeting.

 

"Excuse me, Master Kirlocca? I was told to seek you out at the by a dock officer, I was taken on by Master Tar'ak Sur, I believe he called the temple" Johan fought to keep eye contact with the giant Wookie, and thumbed the lightsaber still in his hand, worried that the Jedi may take Tar'ak's absence, and his possession of his saber, the wrong way.

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She gave his stern face a loving kiss until she could feel the set of his jaw fall away into a smile. Only then did she break away, matching his smile with her own before she squeezed his hand.

 

“I love you Aidan, don’t forget it.” She looked at the waiting shuttle, but knew that he had his own journey to pursue. His own order had different objectives, a different life. And they could always see each other again in a few weeks. Right

 

Her heartstrings fluttered in anticipation but she smiled warmly, then turned and strode into the shuttle. Leaving the Imperial Knight behind. 

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Kirlocca took a moment and looked at the approaching presence in the Force. A young man was headed his and Alliera's way.  His blue eyes almost stood out against his dark hair and the way he carried himself told the Jedi Master that he was familiar with the Jedi Order, and the way he dressed suggested perhaps he held some sort of training before hand. He then got close enough to speak and the words and actions of the young man surprised him. He left much to be wanted, but not so much that would panic him. The presence of a lightsaber that clearly belonged to someone else was a bit strange. Looking him over, he reached out his own paw towards the young man in a way to suggested that he wanted to examine the lightsaber. 

 

<< I do not know Master Tar'ak Sur personally. But that is simply because I have not been back long enough to familiarize myself with everyone... Do you have a name?  I am almost certain that you have a story. All living beings do. >>

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He handed over the saber without hesitation, and while he seemed momentarily startled by the presence in his mind he quickly responded.

 

"Johan Fae, Master. Master Tar'ak recruited, for lack of a better term, on Dantooine. After a few week to prep work alongside helping him finish his work there, mediating some issues between parts of the local government, we went to the capital to get a shuttle to Ossus. We we're ambushed by sith sympathizers, Master Tar'ak died in the fighting, though me and the security forces we're able to drive off what little remained after there efforts. He gave me his lightsaber and told me to trust in the force, I presumed I should start by coming here as originally intended."

 

He shuffled from foot to foot but didn't break eye contact. 

 

"As for before I met Master Tar'ak? not much to tell in truth, I have a fairly good education by Dantoonine standards, but I've been helping on my family farm or helping in the local clinic most of my life. The most 'exciting' things I've done are help drive off Kath hounds or thieves, and helped patch people up after the fact. I know several of my ancestors have been sensitive to the force, and we had one join the temple that was once on Dantooine, but that was a VERY long time ago, other than that we have been mostly farmers, nurses and occasionally military." he added, with just a touch of pride when he mentioned both the minor military history his family had and the medical history, both his and his family's.

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Kirlocca let out a long breath, but more out of processing information. His own eyes narrowed as he looked at the young man. Johan Fae held a background that was more interesting than perhaps maybe the man realized. A family of tradition gave far more history and detail than many would even begin to comprehend. With a slow nod of his head, he allowed for a slight smile to appear upon his face as he lifted up his left paw and pointed to Alliera. 

 

<< Well then Johan, you may have come to the right spot. I just finished telling Alliera here that your life in following the Force is one of service and sacrifice. To become a Jedi requires a strong commitment. A commitment I feel like your history may have bred you for. Is that your desire? >>

 

The Jedi Master folded his arms and awaited for Johan to respond. If the answer was similar to Alliera, the Jedi Master would help the young man begin his road to become a Jedi. 

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Johan smiled at Kirlocca and buried his nerves to respond properly.

 

"Yes Master Kirlocca, I feel that the Jedi order will allow me to help protect and improve peoples lives as I have always wanted. And from what little Master Tar'ak was able to teach me in our time together I think I can learn to follow the teachings of the order. My family might not have much in the way of fame, but they have worked to protect and help others in times of war and pursue honest work in times of peace, something I would like to continue"

 

He felt a flicker of worry for how his family would be fairing, but shook to off, they would be fine with his sibling and neighbors to help them, and they had given him there blessing to leave.

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