- Character Profile
- Jan 6, 2020
- Reaction score
Mygeeto was a planet Izel would have preferred not to return to. Three years had done nothing to make the world more hospitable. It was cold and barren, with nothing of interest to be found. Other than the immense deposits of kyber crystals that was. Even now as she stood on the frigid ground before the loading ramp of their ship she could sense them calling out to her from all directions. If nothing else was alive here, the Force certainly was. She turned to face her charges. Her own Padawan Isen as well as two more had come to partake in the Gathering ceremony, an ancient ritual through which Jedi initiates retrieved the crystals they would use as the hearts of their own lightsabers. Finding those crystals on a hostile planet like Mygeeto would be much more difficult than on a more pleasant world like Dantooine, but she was sure the Padawans were up to the task. Isen had been progressing in his training quite quickly, and Izel already considered Fiach her equal. She was more surprised that her once fellow Padawan had not already undergone the ritual herself. Delnor she had less knowledge of, but had been assured he was ready for this trial, and trusted the words of her elders. After all, if she had been able to succeed here she was certain they could as well.
And then there was Knight Maxims. Izel was surprised that she had been asked to lead this expedition and not him. He was the more senior knight here after all. Perhaps his true purpose was to test her and not the Padawans? To see if she was truly worthy of her knighthood? It didn't matter. She had a job to do and intended to do it properly, with or without the scrutiny of the Council watching over her back. Drawing herself up she turned back to the Padawans and spoke loudly so that her voice would carry over the biting wind.
"You all know why you are here." She stated firmly. "All Jedi are sworn to protect and serve the citizens of the galaxy. And while violence should never be our first course of action, there are some situations where conflict is inevitable. To that end we must be prepared to overcome whatever challenges we are faced with." She ignited her lightsaber pike, the emerald blade shining before the assembled apprentices. "The lightsaber has served both as the Jedi's badge of office and weapon of choice for millennia, dating back nearly as far as the Order itself. But more than that, this weapon is a reflection of who you are, for a piece of you dwells within it." She extinguished her lightsaber and turned to point towards the distant crystal spires jutting into the sky. "Kyber crystals. The heart of the lightsaber. The Force flows through them just as it flows through you and I. You will find here that there is a crystal somewhere on this world that is attuned to you, and no other." She turned back to her charges. "With the Force as your guide, you will make your way to the crystal caves, and discover your companion crystal. The path is long and arduous, but you are Jedi. When you act as one with the Force, nothing can stand in your way. Knight Maxims and I will be present to watch over you, and aid you should extreme circumstances demand it. But remember, this is your mission. You must succeed or fail on your own." Finishing her speech Izel glanced in Maxims' direction, almost looking for some sign of approval. Well... She thought it was a good introduction at least.
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