Post by Zion Morviael on Apr 30, 2020 19:53:34 GMT -8
The Sanctum of the Vaidila was one of the main wings of The Temple of Karabor. The Great Library was located within this section of the Temple, alongside a number of classrooms for studying and teaching
He inclined his head in gratitude. As Zion spoke he took in that the Order was relatively new, he wondered were the origins of this order fed by the members of people with similar sentiment to himself. However he noted Zion took pains not to say too much but his manner was one of openness and he invited Uelis on a tour. The first port of call was to establish what he could from the temple and its surroundings.
"A tour would be most welcome."
He fell into step next to the Master and followed his lead.
Zion gave a nod to Uelis before leading the man from the hangar bay and through several hallways, beginning the tour of the Temple by heading through the Sanctum of the Vaidila. There were classrooms all throughout this wing of the Temple, and it would also bring them to the Library as their first stop. But while they walked, it would provide a good chance to chat with Uelis So... where would you like to begin? I could rattle off tales and details all day, but you are here to join us, and I suspect there are things you would like to know more importantly than others...
Post by Uelis Inarin on May 13, 2020 9:51:13 GMT -8
Uelis followed Zion on the tour. He looked around taking in the surrounding area and architecture. It was a lighter more open space than the Jedi archive which somehow felt more enclosed and darker.
"I want to know what you believe in, what you fight for. I have grown disillusioned with the Jedi order, following my return to the enclave from having been in the far reaches. I realised that not all the Jedi Order preach to be true... is true. They can't hold to the ideals they profess they adhere to. So what I am saying is that I don't want to live and serve by a lie. An order that professes to protect and serve all had no sway or hold in the far reaches."
Uelis paused as he spoke. He hadn't expected such a straight question but he believed the best policy was an honest one.
Post by Zion Morviael on May 19, 2020 3:49:00 GMT -8
Zion nodded in understanding. It was an almost familiar tale by this point regarding those that had left the Jedi Order. They had seen the hypocrisy that the Jedi spouted and now sought a place more suited to upholding the ideals they espoused. Zion guided the way into the massive library room which had stacks upon stacks of physical and holo reading materials, while light shone down into the room from windows set high in the rooms walls that lead outside I see... Yes, the Jedi certainly like to talk proclaim their servitude and defense of all living beings, but yet they fall oh so short of this grand goal... I will make no false claims, we are not peacekeepers or great bulwarks of the light that stand for all. We are Knights of an Order whose goal it is to see balance, or as close to it as we can achieve, maintained throughout the Galaxy... The Jedi lack the vision to see that in order for things to be balanced there must be equal parts light and equal parts dark within existence. Balance is not achieved by overflowing all existence with light... It is a simple fact that true balance is impossible, but we can certainly work to maintain the scales as close to equilibrium... Zion came to a stop in front of a large tapestry that was hung on the wall, depicting a war between the forces of light as led by the goddess Raava and the forces of darkness as led by the god Vaatu. Or as others might better know them: Ashla and Bogan I will not profess the same lies that the Jedi did. The simple fact of the matter is, that we cannot always protect and serve all within the galaxy. Though our Order grows stronger and stronger by the day, it's a large Galaxy out there and not everyone wants our help. Those that call out for us, we will do our best to save. We fight for balance and for what our brothers and sisters believe in fighting against... Our three basic tenets are Honestly, Valour, Loyalty. With Honesty being one of the most important tenets we live by. We do not live by a lie, we tell things as they are and accept the truth of a situation. Honeyed words will dry out and leave you stuck by them. That is why I will not try and pretend like we can save everyone and be the guardians the Jedi profess to be. But that does not mean we will not try our hardest to save as many as possible. Idealism will get you only so far in war. Sometimes you just have to face and accept the truth that no one is perfect, but that you still need to fight none-the-less...
Post by Uelis Inarin on May 23, 2020 8:57:13 GMT -8
As they proceeded to walk and Zion continued leading the tour Uelis listened to the older man's words and as he spoke he felt something left and lighten in him, almost leap, could this be the place? Was perhaps his search concluded before it had even had chance to begin? He could not be sure, nor could he or would he decide so quickly yet of what Zion spoke of was indeed true then Uelis was both interested and fearful in equal measure.
To be part of something that was truly honest was precisely what Uelis wanted, however abandoning the indoctrinated mantra, traditions and beliefs of the Jedi would not be easy, looking upon Bogan or Vaatu as Zion had called the representation of the dark side made Uelis shiver. Taught never to open oneself to the dark side was an inherent Jedi philosophy and hear Zion was speaking of striving to be open to both light and dark, something the Jedi taught was Impossinle and yet Zion did not seem inherently evil or corrupted.
"Your rules seem just and true, could you tell me more about the balance you strive for from the force, how is this achieved, to not let one side rule the other I heard was not possible just too as I heard of the sway the dark side has over those who touch it. How then do you maintain such a balance?"