You are Jakdal Zul, and you are Sith. You just buried your ally, Telza - died by your lightsaber at her own hand. You are walking the Path of Ashes, a bizarre form of spiritual and mental trial to earn the knowledge of the goddess-worshipping Force cult known as the Sensari. You have faced the past, and the present, and that leaves you with the future.Twitter>twitter.com/chasesfirefliesArchive>tg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Sith+Academy+Quest> [ ] Continued
>>40662857Passing through the gates of trial, the forested terrain begins to give way as you approach the peak of the volcanic mountain that is the end of the Path of Ashes. Lava flows down the slopes in streams, almost serenely, with a warm glow - and the soil begins to be dotted with jutting, black stone."So, next is the trial of the future." you say to yourself softly. Then, the figure waiting for you sees you."Sith, you don't have a future." Padawan Kaitan says, her lightsaber blazing with an emerald glow. The young, pallid Umbaran's eyes are narrowed, and full of contempt.> [ ] "Calm down and be reasonable."> [ ] "Give in to your anger - that's the way of the Dark Side."> [ ] "Are you an illusion also, Kaitan?"> [ ] "Give up on your vendetta - you can't kill me."> [ Attack ] "Enough of your insolence."> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40662934>> [ ] "Give in to your anger - that's the way of the Dark Side."
>>40662934> [ ] "Are you an illusion also, Kaitan?Or am i merely an illusion to you?"
>>40662934>>40662934"Even now, you draw on the power of the Dark Side, Kaitan. We are not enemies. You remind me of myself."
>>40662934We should definitely turn this girl to the Dark Side if we can.I would imagine that this would be a pretty stunning victory in the eyes of the Sho'ali, although I'm pretty worried about that Jedi Master who's still around.
>>40662964>>40663007"Can you feel the strength your hate of me is giving you?" you ask. "I sensed it when we first met - you are walking a dark path. Just like I am.""You - how dare you! Do you know what happened to Umbara because of your petty Empire?" If you were going to reply, she doesn't let you. "My family was slaughtered - our government killed, or taken over. All over retaking some empty ruins from centuries ago. I am nothing like you - I am Jedi."You feel, throughout this, her confusion and anger swelling, like a beacon. In the Force, her fury is like a tornado of light and dark - with one enraged Jedi at the eye of the storm. She raises her lightsaber in a salute, then charges with a wordless battle cry. > [ ] Attempt to sidestep her assault and riposte. > [ ] Meet her attack head on with a defensive stance. > [ ] Take the offensive with a charge of your own.> [ Force Push ] Knock her back and retake the initiative.> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40663071gotta be smart about thatless obvious "give in to your anger" ,more just straight up pissing her off
>>40663100> [ ] Attempt to sidestep her assault and riposte. > "Then show me how strong a Jedi can be!"
>>40663100>> [ ] Attempt to sidestep her assault and riposte.
>>40663142>>40663135Makashi Bonus: Your character's curved lightsaber compliments this sort of style, and a bonus has been awarded in the form of a reduced DC.Now, 1d100 rolls, please.
>>40663100>Take a defensive stance"And look at where you are now! You survived, you have traveled to a distant world and your anger has given you power, Kaitan! Where were the Jedi when your world was attacked? Did they protect your family?"
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>40663193
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>40663193
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>40663193Here we go
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>40663193Rolling. Can we add some stuff from this post though? >>40663198. We should introduce some confusion here.
Go full Dun Möch on her.
>>40663214>>40663211>>40663210>>40663206>>40663198You twirl in a display of agility, and her furious downward slash scores the ground with a molten hiss."Your anger is why you escaped, why you thrived. It's why you have the power to face me!""BE SILENT!" Her blade flashes in a blur of viridian light, but you simply step past her, leaving her with a burnt wound on her upper thigh for her trouble. She stumbles past you, turning with a pained expression on her face."It's not over yet." she says.> [ Attack ] "Then I will end it."> [ Telekinesis ] "Yes, it is - now, you suffer."> [ ] "Remember the Jedi code, Kaitan."> [ ] "You're already on the Dark Side. The Jedi have nothing for you."> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40663349"You are already on the path to strength, Kaitan. Free yourself from the shackles of the Jedi Code. Become your true self."
>>40663349> "It is not.You still have the power to destroy me.Power,that is currently locked behind the boundaries Jedi code have set for you.
Hey I tryed to catch up but for some reason thread 6 was not in the archives, dose any1 have a link, or at least a recap of what happened ?
>>40663349>"Well isn't this surprising, the noble jedi, flying into a rage and attacking, face the truth Kaitan, you're not like them, you're not the one who stood back and watched as a planet burned, you're a predator, and your prey have you trapped in cage, join me, break free of your cage."
>>40663479>>40663349This"Who knows. you may find the person responsible for your planets destruction and have the chance to put him or her down."
>>40663451I appended a summary of SAQ #6 at the begining of SAQ #7 for reader convenience.>>40663436>>40663388"Forget the Jedi code, Kaitan. It is what is holding you back." you say, grinning. Your tattoos and dark robes lend themselves to a nightmarish visage - like death. "You already have the power to destroy me. Use it."Kaitan sheaths her lightsaber. "No... this is not how it ends. I won't become a Sith! They are everything I vowed to destroy. You are everything I vowed to destroy!""If you don't give into this, you'll never be free.""I am freeing the Galaxy from you!" She says, raising her hand towards you. "Now and forever!" At this point, knowingly or not, you can feel the chill of the Dark Side radiating from her, a palpable hunger for revenge. It takes a moment to realize what she is doing - but then the earth rumbles, and the lava erupts from the ground, flying towards you in searing arcs.> [ ] Block it with the Force, continue to try and convince her.> [ ] Dodge towards her to get in lightsaber distance.> [ ] Use the Force to hurl her projectiles back at her. > [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40663349"you think the destruction of one planet is something what about the destruction of an entire race? what of the destruction of the true sith at the jedi's hands ask your master How this ancient war started kaitan"
>>40663607>> [ ] Block it with the Force, continue to try and convince her.Use these two>>40663536>>40663479
>>40663607> [ ] Block it with the Force, continue to try and convince her.
>>40663607>> [ ] Block it with the Force, continue to try and convince her.>Have you noticed something? I haven't attacked you yet. You started this fight, jus like the jedi did all those years agothen this>>40663649
>>40663675>>40663674>>40663667Let's get some rolls to deflect it - feel free to add to these rolls what you want to say to her.
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>40663730> "Not strong enough.Not yet.Harder!"
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>40663730>"you think the destruction of one planet is something what about the destruction of an entire race? what of the destruction of the true sith at the jedi's hands ask your master How this ancient war started kaitan"
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>40663730What Eclipse said >>40663675
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>40663730>Have you noticed something? I haven't attacked you yet. You started this fight, just like the jedi did all those years ago, you think the destruction of one planet is something what about the destruction of an entire race? what of the destruction of the true sith at the jedi's hands ask your master How this ancient war started kaitan"
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>40663730"Feel your power, Kaitan! This world is trembling! I can teach you how to use this power - my Master can show you the way. Stop this pointless fighting and start your ascension!"
Whiskey died again. We will never know how fucked everything got last thread.
>>40663765>>40663776>>40663782>>40663793>>40663831You lift your hand, trying to turn aside the tide of molten debris with the Dark Side - but when darkness meets darkness, the conflict is uncertain. One chunk of red-hot earth is deflected, then another - but a spray of liquid stone erupts at your feet, sending you wheeling backwards. Kaitan ignites her saber, and begins walking towards you."This power - you have it because of the Dark Side. You have it because of your anger! And the Jedi will never let you use it.""Enough." She says. "I won't kill you." She pauses, looking to the sky, then back to you. "You'll come with me, to the Jedi temple. I can only hope they decide to execute you, but you'll be given the chance my parents never were. Because in the end... I am Jedi."The shaking of the ground stills. There is a brief period of silence. Her strides to you are overly even and measured, speaking to caged fury.> [ Force Lightning ] "If you're a Jedi, then you can die like one."> [ Telekinesis] "You've forgotten your pain. Let me remind you."> [ ] "Take me to the Jedi Temple, then. I'm your prisoner."> [ ] "I can help you find the one who killed your family."> [ Lie ] "I can help you find the one who killed your family."> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40664021>> [ Telekinesis] "You've forgotten your pain. Let me remind you."> [ ] "I can help you find the one who killed your family."
>>40664021>> [ Telekinesis] "You've forgotten your pain. Let me remind you."
>>40664021Really? Let's test that then> [ Telekinesis] "You've forgotten your pain. Let me remind you."
>>40664021> [ ] "I can help you find the one who killed your family."
>>40664077>>40664068>>40664066Rolls for this, my dear readers.
>>40664021"I am not your enemy, Kaitan. We can find the one who killed your family together. I was being tortured on Dathomir when your family was murdered. I can help you! We can work together!"
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>40664107
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Rolled 18 (1d100)>>40664107I'm surprised that she's holding out this long, frankly.
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>40664107
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>40664107ah what the hell
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>40664107>>40664132>>40664133>>40664135jesus christ the dice be hateful today
Fuck you dice gods
>>40664152now THAT's fuckin ironic
>>40664152Welp. If nothing else we have tempted this girl mightily in true Sith fashion. I say we knock her out and then continue on. She's bound to fall eventually so we should let her go.
>>40664132>>40664133>>40664135You raise your hand to call up a tide of lava, to erase this petulant apprentice from the face of this world - and the mountain replies with a thundering rumble. But you don't feel the swell of your dark powers, like you did all the times you have before. This was not your doing. Rather, both of you turn skyward, both standing with your lightsabers ignited, and awash in the Force. But the same despair crosses both of your minds at that moment, as the sky is clouded with black ash."By the Force." Kaitan says, eyes wide. "It's erupting."> [ ] Take advantage of this to lash out at your foe and destroy her.> [ ] Help your foe flee with you - it will make her question her thoughts about you.> [ ] Flee, on your own. Who cares if she lives or dies.> [ ] Stay where you are - the Force will protect you.> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40664275>> [ ] Stay where you are - the Force will protect you.I hope it does at least.
>>40664275> Help your foe flee with you - it will make her question her thoughts about you.
>>40664275>  Have the jedi help you quell the lava
>>40664275>> [ ] Help your foe flee with you - it will make her question her thoughts about you."I think that's our cue"
>>40664275>> [ ] Stay where you are - the Force will protect you.
>>40664275> [ ] Help your foe flee with you - it will make her question her thoughts about you.> "We shall continue our quarrel later"
>>40664311>>40664319Seconding this. I don't think we can stop a volcanic eruption here guys.Plus if we work together it will continue to fuck with her.
>>40664367To be clear, I am voting for running away together.
>>40664275> [ ] Help your foe flee with you - it will make her question her thoughts about you.
>>40664335>>40664334>>40664319"That's our cue." You say to her. "We can kill each other later if you want to, but I'm getting out of here." She turns in astonishment to you, then to the advancing tide of fire and death, then again to you. But you leave her with no time to protest, grabbing her by the wrist and leading her in a frantic chase down the hillside.There are trees to dodge, vines to trip you, stones to stand on - but nothing to shield you from the wave of unsculpted planet that's descent is inexorable."It's hopeless." She says, in a small voice. "We're going to die."You look, outward to what lies ahead - a stretch of unsullied land, as vulnerable to the heat as a heart is to a blade. Behind you, the flame approaches."They said there is no death. They said there was the Force... I don't want to die!"> [ ] "We won't die - we have the Force on our side."> [ ] "We won't die - we have the Dark Side with us."> [ ] "Have faith - someone will help us."> [ ] "Your death will allow me to live, Jedi."> [ ] "Keep running, you fool!"> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40664440>[ ] "We won't die - we have the Force on our side."
>>40664440> [ ] "We won't die - we have the Force on our side."
>>40664440>> [ ] "We won't die - we have the Force on our side."If you really are a jedi, and I really am a sith, then we have both halfs working with us. yes?
>>40664440>> [ ] "We won't die - we have the Force on our side.""But in the meantime"> [ ] "Keep running, you fool!"
>>40664440> [ ] "We won't die - we have the Force on our side."You guys are being a bit forceful attempting to turn her. You need to act like a parasite, make her start to question her beliefs, not charge at them like a bull.
>>40664440>> [ ] "We won't die - we have the Force on our side."
>>40664440>[ ] "We won't die - we have the Force on our side."ONE WITH THE FORCE BOTH SIDES
>>40664440"The Dark Side makes us strong, Kaitan. Nothing is hopeless!"
>>40664475>>40664471>>40664450>>40664453"The Force is on our side, Kaitan.""Is it?""Yes." You turn towards the inferno - the tempest, the descending hell. You kneel in a meditative position, closing your eyes and opening yourself to your darkness. Kaitan, seeing no other option, joins you. You can feel her, in her fear, trying to search for the calm of the light side - and in her conflict, there is a weakness.At this point, it's too late to run. You have to trust in the Force to keep you alive. You sense a potential in this inner war of Kaitan's. A Sith could draw upon the strength of that, and therein find power. Or, you could try to offer her some clarity - ensure her safety. But that would be placing your own at risk.> [ ] Try to save Kaitan.> [ ] Exploit Kaitan.> [ ] Who cares about Kaitan - all I need is myself.> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40664600>[ ] Try to save Kaitan.You got get saved nigga
>>40664600> [ ] Who cares about Kaitan - all I need is myself.>Follow my lead, or let your fear consume you Jedi.
>>40664600>Just do your part.If you are strong enough, you will survive.
>>40664600>[ ] Try to save Kaitan.
>>40664600>exploit"Abandon your search for the light. Draw upon your power!"
>>40664600>> [ ] Try to save Kaitan.This will probably fuck with her head more than anything else we could do
>>40664600>> [ ] Try to save Kaitan.Eh we've already made a decent amount of effort on this.
>>40664600>> [ ] Who cares about Kaitan - all I need is myself.
>>40664600> [ ] Who cares about Kaitan - all I need is myself.I say we give up on her for the moment. Maybe she'll be horribly burnt, but see us survive fine, and that'll help turn her. But if we tell her to focus on the dark side, she'll probably ignore it straight out.
>>40664600>[ ] (Write-in.)Try to bridge the two sides of the force >WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong.jpg
>>40664600Try to save her!She's a ticking time bomb for the Jedi and we should make sure she survives
>>40664600>> [ ] Try to save Kaitan.
>>40664723Fortune favors the bold and Batman
>>40664600>> [ ] Try to save Kaitan.>> [ ] Exploit Kaitan.
>>40664780>>40664780Bold does not equal retarded, anon.Relying on the dice for good outcomes is not a "strategy" either.
>>40664634>>40664639>>40664642>>40664667"You're afraid Kaitan. Don't deny this emotion. Accept it - it's a part of you." Kaitan doesn't move. She says nothing to you - or otherwise, has nothing to say. But your words do resonate with her, and you feel her focus in the Force return. Together, you two are not just using the Force - you are the Force. She is the light. You are the dark. And the lava washes over you like a wave over a shell on the shore - covering you, enveloping you in a coffin and cocoon of doom. You feel yourself being ripped at by debris, and your flesh melting from your bones.Some time later, you open your eyes - you've fallen. You lie face down, on the dirt. You're not where you were - rather, from the chill in the thinned air, you can tell that you're very near the peak. Rousting yourself, you see two pillar - their inscription clear. "We are made of the past. We are made of the present. We are made of the future. And we make the infinite."> [ ] Pass through the gate.> [ ] Wake up Kaitan.> [ ] Wait, rest, and meditate. Kaitan will awaken on her own.> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40664825>> [ ] Wait, rest, and meditate. Kaitan will awaken on her own.Take a breather, that was kind of intense.
>>40664825>[ ] Wait, rest, and meditate. Kaitan will awaken on her own.
>>40664825>> [ ] Wait, rest, and meditate. Kaitan will awaken on her own.I suppose next, is the infinate
>>40664825> [ ] Wait, rest, and meditate. Kaitan will awaken on her own.
>>40664825> [ ] Pass through the gate.Victory in all things.
>>40664845>>40664854Wait until she awakens."The Sith are not your enemy, Kaitan. You are one of us."
>>40664885You don't even need to say that. Let her wrestle with her doubts and come to her own conclusion.
>>40664907Maybe we can smile and leave without saying anything right as she wakes up?
>>40664907this, no need to be super blunt about that
>>40664825>You feel yourself being ripped at by debris, and your flesh melting from your bones.That sounds pretty painful, did we take some kind of damage?
>>40664931Yea, maybe even cook her breakfa
>>40664963A-anon?Oh no, they killed him before he finished his post. Nice enough to do the captcha though.
>>40664865>>40664854>>40664845Kaitan stirs around a half hour later. She rises, weary, as tired as you were. You sit some distance from her, meditating on the Dark Side before the pillars."You... I fought you." She lets her hand fall to the lightsaber wound on her leg - it's there, as real as anything else. Though on the Path of Ashes, you suppose that doesn't mean much. "I could feel the fire... burning me. Killing me. I was going to die, but you helped me. You're Sith, and you helped me." She shakes her head, confused, letting her hand rest on her lightsaber hilt - it's intricate, carved with shimmering designs on the pale steel."So..." you ask. "Are you going to try and kill me?""No." she says. "I won't. As Sith go, you seem different. Like a person. That's the last gate, and we can walk through - together."> [ ] "Together, then."> [ ] "No - go forward without me."> [ ] "No - you won't pass through it."> [ Flirt ] "I enjoyed it, working with you."> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40665015>> [ Flirt ] "I enjoyed it, working with you."> [ ] "Together, then.">Be prepared for the priests to be smug about this.
>>40665015"Fair enough">> [ ] "Together, then."
>>40665015>"I have a feeling that the elders won`t be happy about this."> [ ] "Together, then."
>>40665015> [ ] "Together, then."> [ Flirt ] "I enjoyed it, working with you. So much passion."
>>40665038>>40665045>>40665056Reply will be posted after exercising.
>>40664825>Wait, rest, and meditate. Kaitan will awaken on her own.
>>40665015>[ ] "Together, then."
>>40665015>Flirt ] "I enjoyed it, working with you."
>>40665015>> [ ] "Together, then."
>>40665015>no mention of the jedis hypocrisy despite several votes saying to say it to her?
>>40665015>> [ ] "Together, then.""I suppose as far as Jedi go, you are rather different as well. Nowhere near as weak as I had thought.Let us walk together."
Having life outside of 4chan was a mistake - will be back later tonight. I have personal commitments. Sorry.
>>40665552can you spectify the time,please?
>>40665552Fukken meatspaceI'm off to sleep anyway, later.
>>40665552No worries, OP. The thread will probably still be here.
>>40665552>>40665552Ah well. I'll check back on the thread in a few hours. It happens m8
So I honestly don't understand the Sith.Their society seems excessively self destructive what's the purpose of that? I know there's challenging people and having them rise to greater heights but this just seems insane
>>40665669It's not really a society as such. It's a group of extremely powerful self serving people who seek more power - and who have decided it's in their interests to work together, thus attaining more power
>>40665710Yeah but aren't they pretty much the de facto leaders of the empire?
>>40665669Well the idea is not about improving yourself, but instead the Sith Order. You train an Apprentice to become strong, so he ends up better than you are. So when you die, The order is essentially is Sith+1, so when he trains his Apprentice, and that Apprentice wins, the order is at Sith+2.The order itself is actually somewhat selfless in that regards, but is hypocritical because they force themselves into the chains they claim to be free of.Or at least that's the idea from Bane's reorganizing the Sith. I'm not entirely clear on the KOTOR era, which just seems to be "Be evil, git gud" with councils of evil and leagues of evil.
>>40665734Not always. In the time of this quest, the Sith Empire and the Republic are battling for control. Sith are always rising to power but tend to be killed in the process.
>>40665734Most of them don't actually care about the empire. They just care about doing Sith things. The Empire itself is just a tool to further their interests and it they break it in the course of using it, well who cares, they can always make another.
>>40665734Do you remember the first scene between Moss Tarkin and Vader in The New Hope?Iirc it tells a lot about Sith as a social construct.Although,we are in a completely different timeframe here,so it might not be relevant here.
>>40665734Yeah, they want power so they rule the empire. That's part of the point really.
>>40665669Are you familiar with the old bioware game Jade Empire? There's a philosophy in that game your character can follow that is very similar to what the Sith are supposed to believe.It's like, people are supposed to value power above all else, and the more powerful you are the better off you are and the better off everyone else is too. If everyone worked as hard as they could to be as powerful as they could be then everyone would be better off. The people who are the most powerful have the right to rule society and society should be well off because of it, and when someone more powerful comes along he or she has the opportunity to take over and make things better for everyone.
>>40665828>Jade EmpireI don't think a lot of people here are familiar with console games.
>>40665871It`s on PC aswell tbh.Granted,the port is not great,but still
>>40665871That's probably why he explained it anon
>>40665828Closed Fist was great
>>40665828In the eyes of the Sith, the weak have no place in society and are going to have to git gud or suffer and die. Most of the time a Sith will just let that happen, but they can also choose to help the weak individual in question get stronger by guiding them, or they can just kill the individual if it directly serves their goals
>>40665895Closed Fist was one of the best ways I've seen a game treat a villain protagonist.Shit was great
Thanks for explaining it Anons It was just that The impression I got from most of the media(fiction,movies, games etc) was that the Sith were unnecessarily decadent and sadisticin the lust for power to the point where they were destroying themselves as a whole in their for that power
>>40666212Star Wars has never had a super nuanced characterization.The EU and some video games have had a slightly more complicated and complex portrayal of Sith.
Why the fuck are we helping her?
>>40666359Maybe our Sith hates weakness in others just as much as he hates weakness in himself
>>40666374Which is not Sith in the slightest and doesn't fit in with anything Jakdal has done so far.
>>40666359I bet some people already want her as a waifu
>>40666415Which is why I'm pissed, its retarded to help her as we get nothing from it. Helping her reeks of waifufags.
>>40666429You know plenty of Sith corrupt Jedi, so it isn't that weird at all >>40666412That's not anti-Sith for sure, and isn't it? He talked to Telza about not wasting her potential and tried to help and console that other guy in the Academy
>>40666429I was going more along the lines of The Sith Marauder Conversion of Jaesa Willsaam from SWTOR Basically, create confusion and insecurity, never directly lie, and constantly try to expose they hypocrisy and flasehoods of the Jedi
>>40666429It does.We have to be careful here.Don`t be pissed though, we can still make good out of it
>>40666485It's good as it is right now. There's been no waifuing, you guys are on a hair trigger. Stop worrying about what's waifuing and what's not, just do what's IC.
>>40666429Let's not forget the overarching goal here is to convince the Sensari to give up their secrets.We'd make a much stronger case to them if we convert the other delegate to our cause.
>>40666469You do realize we just were made an apprentice right? Leave corruption for later. Also the guy he helped was his friend and is the son of a Lord and Telza was an attempt at bringing her under our heel.
>>40666544Theyll give us they're secrets if we're the one that leaves, if she leaves with us they're just as likely to suspect that were mind controlling her.
>>40666556Yeah, and how did he make him his friend?It's never to early to make a start, get some practise in so when we really want to corrupt someone we have experience
>>40666544this is a pretty good point. If we just murdered everyone on the way to the end of the path, I doubt the Sensari would be very impressed. They're closer to the Jedi in temperament so murdering everyone is probably not going to make them trust us.
>>40666586Uh, but we're not mindcontrolling her at all. This is real persuasion, not Force mind tricks.
>>40666212Glad to help>>40666359I thought we were tempting her to join us. That's the impression I've been getting
>>40666653I was under the impression that we needed her to pass the trials, two of us were suppose to return, light and dark. We couldn't of killed her
>>40666862For me In Character I think it'd be a waste of good potential and >>40666544 this OOC its an interesting to plot to see through.
>>40666897OOC I think she'd make a cool recurring enemy. I doubt we are going to recruit her to our side, at least not yet
>>40667057I'd be cool either way, whether she becomes a recurring enemy or if we manage to convert her on this mission.I am somewhat nervous that all of our allies are dead though. I don't like our odds of a 1v1 duel against a Jedi Master.
>>40667057Frienemies are the best kind of enemies
>>40667112I dunno, I got a good feeling about that Rodian
>>40667246Is it a sexy feeling?
>>40667950Are you, or are you not, in fact, hooked on that feeling.
>>40668042https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Fm_-sW4Vktzyou failed at linking
I'm waiting for when we say: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Oy6DwHAi70
>>40668183I'm waiting for when we say or learn from https://youtu.be/5bMB1CR4y_Q
Let's get this party re-started!>>40665097"Together." you say. "That's how we passed this trial. That's how we'll finish it." She nods. You pause for a moment, then mention. "You know, you're different too. For a Jedi. You aren't weak, passionless like the rest of them. You were willing to work with me.""Don't push it." She says, but she's smiling slightly. "I'm just glad we all got out of this alive."The Chief Elder is waiting for you, past the final gate. "The sign has been made." He said. The ash in the air is like a snowfall, the closest many Sensari would ever see to one. "The skies have darkened - and two have been found worthy. You shall receive our knowledge - and you will learn to judge if one is ready to receive it."The Sensari teaches you how to use several herbs - some indigenous to Sho'al, others occurring throughout the Galaxy, to induce a deep meditative state. In it, one could achieve a prodigious state of focus for healing or prophecy... or alchemy."The incantations have been taught to you - the mixtures shown. You are now not just Sith, or Jedi. You are Sensari - whether you wish it or not, Daemi shall watch you, judge your actions."> [ ] "I will live up to it."> [ ] "That was fascinating."> [ ] "Can I share this with the other Sith?"> [ Lie ] "I will honor your tradition."> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40668869> [ ] "That was fascinating."
>>40668869>> [ ] "That was fascinating."
> [ ] "That was fascinating."
>>40668869>> [ ] "I will live up to it.">> [ ] "Can I share this with the other Sith?"
>>40668954come on anon , we don't need to ask ;D
>>40668897>>40668920>>40668928"Fascinating... I had no idea that the Force could be used in such a way."The Elder makes a grateful gesture. "Outsiders seldom appreciate the traditions of the Sensari. They deride us as primitives - savages. But all ritual is done in accordance with what Daemi - who you call 'The Force' has revealed to us.""Thank you, great Elder." Kaitan says, offering a small bow. "The Jedi swear to use this knowledge to aid those in need.""Use it - honor your orders, Sith - Jedi. But walk with caution in your return. The other elders believed that only one could receive the knowledge, the prophecy spoke of such also. I believe we were mistaken. But others may try to stand in your path."> [ ] "They won't be able to."> [ ] "I'll be going soon anyway."> [ ] "I must contact my Master now."> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40669066>" We all are one with the Force"
>>40669066> [ ] "We all are one with the Force"> [ ] "I must contact my Master now."
>>40669066Many thanks for the warning. I will take my leave. Did any of my companions survive?
>>40669066>Careful with interpreting prophecies too literally
>>40669066>> [ ] "I must contact my Master now."
>>40668992Oh I know! Just trying to play nice m8
>>40669144>Playing niceC'mon man, there's a war going on
>>40669144It's best if they find out and we didn't ask than if they find out said "no" and we did ask, playing nice can bite us in the ass
>>40669087>>40669094>>40669112>>40669113"Jedi, Sith, Sensari. It doesn't matter what we call ourselves, we're all creatures of the Force."Kaitan turns to you. "If only every Sith was like you.""I'll excuse myself now," you say. "I must contact my Master." Your personal long-range holocom, provided for the sake of the mission, flickers to life. Darth Greia's masked, armored form looks up at you."Apprentice. Good timing, I'm pretty much wrapped up at my end. You?""I've found the secrets of the Sensari.""Good. I sense Jedi presences though - Were you able to prevent them from recovering the knowledge?"> [ ] "One found it, and she's no threat."> [ Lie ] "Yes. They do not know."> [ ] "Why would this matter?"> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40669066What does it mean to be sensari?
>>40669208> [ ] "One found it, and she's no threat."> "A posible asset,even.Her anger burns bright for a Jedi."
>>40669208"One. Should I take care of her? She is...susceptible to the Dark side."
>>40669208>> [ ] "One found it, and she's no threat."
>>40669208>[ ] "Why would this matter?"
>>40669208> [ ] "One found it, and she's no threat."> [ ] "I believe she can be brought to the Dark side however, her anger burn bright."
>>40669208>There was one, an interesting mix of both Light and Dark.>I have introduced much confusion into her. Her connection to the Dark Side is....strong.
>>40669178We ain't war with these guysAt least not yet
>>40669275what are the odds of us not getting into a war between the republic and the empire ?>INB4 never tell me the odds
>>40669208> [ ] "One found it, and she's no threat.">"I sense the Dark Side in her"
>>40669266This. Perhaps speak of a likely inducement that we could introduce to turn her. Having a companion might be nice.
>>40669299Im pretty sure the republic and empire were already at war?
>>40669208>"I did, but it was a padawan. I figure her success now will make her an asset in the future. She's susceptible to the dark side. It's just a matter of waiting to strike."
>>40669322us getting into the war, not "a war between the republic and the empire" , the odd of that are 1/1 , 100%
>>40669322They are. We're in open conflict.
>>40669208>"There is a padawan who shows great anger towards the one who burned Umbara. Her connection to the force was strong. I wish you could have seen it...light and dark warring against eachother, with all that was caught between them suffering, and an angry Jedi in the center of it all. She'll be a far more valuable asset than some meditation ritual."
>>40669256>>>40669248>>40669251>>40669268"One Jedi has received the knowledge also. She wavers between light and dark - If we show her that she can trust us, we can turn her."The creature tilts its head. Its lights flash inquisitively. "So... she trusts you?""Yes, my Master.""Hrm. We can't allow the Jedi to receive this knowledge - we need every leg up we can get in this war. I've got a ship en route to your location for extraction. If she's not on it when we leave, she dies. Do you understand?"> [ ] "Wait - what did you do in the main colonies?"> [ ] "Wait - we can't kill her."> [ ] "As you wish, my Master."> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40669444>> [ ] "As you wish, my Master."
>>40669444> [ ] "As you wish, my Master."if you may indulge my curiosity>what did you do in the main colonies?"
>>40669444>"First, who was the one responsible for the burning of Umbara. Her anger stems from the death of her family there."
>>40669444"As you wish, my Master."Convince the girl to stay here for pickup. Force Persuade her if we have to.
>>40669444> [ ] "As you wish, my Master."
>>40669473I don't think asking this question is a good plan.Greia seems like a results results results kind of Sith Lord.
>>40669444> [ ] "As you wish, my Master."> [ ] "Wait - what did you do in the main colonies?"
>>40669494This will get us results. Say the name of the one whom her anger is directed at, and it's like dangling bacon in front of a starving puppy.
>>40669475>>40669466>>40669464"As you wish, my Master." you say, nodding deferentially. "Good - I am certain that the main colonies will be very loyal to the Empire thanks to my... diplomacy. We can talk more about this, and the war, in person." Darth Greia's image wavers and vanishes.A familiar Sensari walks up to you. "I was sent to lead you to the village. The other Sith wait there."> [ ] "I need to speak to Kaitan."> [ ] "I need to speak to the Chief Elder."> [ ] "I'm ready to go. Take me to the village."> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40669528>"I need to speak to Kaitan. For her own sake."
>>40669528> [ ] "I need to speak to Kaitan."man we gotta brainwash her somehow
>>40669528> [ ] "I need to speak to Kaitan."
>>40669528welp, we better hope we're damn good at force persuasion
>>40669528>> [ ] "I need to speak to Kaitan."
>>40669528> [ ] "I need to speak to Kaitan."Shit we probably should have mentioned something about the Jedi Master
>>40669546Our best shot is promising her that our Master can bring her to the people who murdered her family."Your Master will take you away from this world and over the years, make you forget about your pain, Kaitan. Your family will never get justice. You will never become truly great. You will be an empty shell, hollowed out by the Jedi Code. Come with me. Let my Master teach you about the Force. Find your family's murderers - and set things right!"
Cant she just leave before the other ship gets here?
>>40669551>>40669546>>40669545"I must speak to the Jedi. It's urgent.""She took the southern path - I can lead you. Daemi with us, we'll catch up with her." The way the Sensari moves is as though he's a part of the jungle, as at home in it as he is in his village, if not more so. A fluid, singular expression of motion. Soon, Kaitan comes into view. She turns towards you."We're still enemies, you know. We can't be friendly with each other."> [ ] "Your life depends on this."> [ Lie ] "The Elders have set up an ambush - we need to take a different route."> [ Force Persuade ] "You will come with me to my ship."> [ Attack ] "I need to tie up a loose end."> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40669667>> [ ] "Your life depends on this.">>40669657
>>40669667> [ ] "Your life depends on this.I need you to work with me here."
>>40669667> [ ] "Your life depends on this."> [ Force Persuade ] "You will come with me to my ship."shit here comes the roll
>>40669667Use this, OP. >>40669657If it doesn't work, Force Persuasion.
>>40669667>> [ ] "Your life depends on this.""You just became a target."
>>40669667>> [ Attack ] "I need to tie up a loose end."
>>40669667> [ ] (Write-in.)Your life is in danger. Come with me, quickly.
>>40669667> [ ] "Your life depends on this."> [ Force Persuade ] "You will come with me to my ship."
>>40669657we can also be blunt about the whole thing, explain the situation and shitworst case she attacks us,which is k
>>40669667>> [ ] "Your life depends on this."
>>40669667>> [ ] "Your life depends on this.">> [ Force Persuade ] "You will come with me to my ship.">> [ ] (Write-in.)"Kaiten, you have departed from the path of the Jedi. By your code, you had ought to have never acted in anger. You did, though. You tasted the freedom, the power. Now, we have been presented another path. Come with me, we shall in time usurp my master, avenge your kin, and bring both Sith and Jedi to heel on the true path."
>>40669788> he actually went to usurp a sith masteryeah naah we would get rektified, i don't think she dumb enough to believe this sith/shit
>>40669667none of this force persuade crap, that won't work on her, stick with > [ ] "Your life depends on this."
>>40669704>>40669699>>40669715>>40669711"You just became a target, Kaitan.""Is that a threat?""No - my Master. He knows you have the knowledge. And he said that you can join us, or he'll kill you.""That's insane!" she says. "The Sith killed my parents! Even you could understand -""If they killed my parents, I'd honestly be happier."She gets an expression of realization. "Dathomirian. Oh. Nightsisters - I'm sorry. I can't do this. I'm a Jedi."> [ ] "You can avenge your parents."> [ Force Persuade ] "Come with me."> [ Attack ] "Bend - or I break you."> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40669873>> [ ] "You can avenge your parents."
>>40669873>> [ ] "You can avenge your parents.""If you come with me you can find out who was the cause of your planet's destruction."
>>40669873> "Sadly,that means that he will kill me for failure and capture you to get the secrets anyway."> [ ] "You can avenge your parents."
>>40669873> [ ] "You can avenge your parents.">"break your shackles and find peace for it will never come to you through inaction"
>>40669873>Play to her sense of guild - innocents will be killed getting to her if she doesn't come along>hand her your weapon, tell her to kill you, not coming is the same as cutting your throat.
>>40669873>"A duel, then. I'm dead if I let you go. I hold you no malice, but let the force decide which of us will walk out of this planet alive."
>>40669918OMG this> i'll die if you don't come they'll find the secrets in my mind and get rid of me, they'll also destroy everybody on this planet and hunt you down, we can't let this happen we are Sensarifeedback?
>>40669894>>40669895>>40669906"This is the only way that you can avenge your parents. I can find out who killed them on Umbara - who lead the attack. Apprentice yourself to Greia with me, and we can get what you desire.""I don't want revenge. I want justice.""Then do that - but this is how you'll find out. It's either that or..."Kaitan steps back. "Or death." she says softly. "I..."> [ ] Roll for her reaction.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>40669962pls
>>40669894>>40669895>>40669915If this doesn't work, Force Persuade. We've been working on her for days so hopefully the DC is lower than it would be otherwise.
>>40669980yeah, if she reacts poorly we're gonna have to mind-chain her
>>40669962Also Qm i noticed you keep using the same images so here : http://imgur.com/a/J4ZRAhave some star wars concept art
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>40669962Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
>>40669873> [ ] "You can avenge your parents."Listen I'd honestly rather not have to fight you, but I understand that the Dark Side is in you. If you join me and become a Sith then perhaps we could even work together. I can help you find the Sith that destroyed your home
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>40669962More dice?
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>40669962
>>40670004>>40670007 holy shit dice is on fireDem mixed feelings
>>40670004I should not have rolled. FUCK
>>40670004is that a fucking critical fail
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>40669962Oh shit!
>>40670007WELP! at least Somebody remembered to make the proper sacrifices.
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>40669962sheeeeeit
ok lets force mindjack this girl
Its best of three right?
>>40670030i hope not it would be strange since the 5< >95 range is just like a D20 for crit chances which makes up for 1/10 chance of a shitstorm on a quest
>>40669996You're a saint.>>40670004>>40670023>>40670033>>40670007"I... I won't. I need to find another way. I felt the Dark Side. It was like a fire burning in me... and so cold. It would leave nothing but ashes of me. I'm not like you - no matter how much you may say it."> [ ] "This is the death of me."> [ Attack ] "This is the death of you."> [ ] "Fine - Greia can do what he wants with you."> [ ] "Be safe out there. I don't want you dead."> [ ] (Write-in.)>>40670087Used to be, I changed it. Now it's 2 and 1 for critfail, 99 & 100 for critsuccess.
>>40670157So wait is it a best of three? Four? Average?
>>40670157>> [ ] (Write-in.)Then at least surrender. I can guarantee your safety.
>>40670157>This is the death of me
>>40670157> [ ] "This is the death of me.He will kill me for failure,and find you for the information">"Kill me now then,and good luck running away from him."
>>40670157> [ ] "This isn't the death of me."> [ ] (Write-in.)It is not because we are different and that we disagree that we much kill each others, others believe otherwise so please Kaitan at least surrender so that i can guarantee your safety."
>>40670241This seems good.If she still resists, go full mind control.
>>40670157>Please, I can't stop Greia, he might not kill me, but he WILL capture you, and I won't be able to stop him from hurting you if he does, this way I can at least stop that. Please reconsider.If we fail, we're using force-persuade
>>40670241Is your spacebar broken?
>>40670157>> [ Attack ] "This is the death of you."
>>40670294Funny you should ask,it`s been acting funny for like 4months nowAlso i suck at formatting
Hmm.We might be able to guilt trip her into coming with us.We tell her that this is the death of us, that she might as well kill us before she runs away.Being that Jedi she is, she will obviously refuse to do so. Saying she could not do so.Then we mock her code. How is not killing us different from striking us down where we stand. Our master would kill us regardless. Her choice and inaction regardless would lead to our death. Thus is the fallacy of the Jedi code.
>>40670241>>40670321 yep going for this
>>40670321Frankly, I think we should say anything and everything to get her into the ship.We can drop the act once Greia has her under control and her lightsaber is taken.
>>40670369>"Hey kid! You want to come to my van?I have candyyyyyyy!"
>>40670157> [ ] "This is the death of me."> [ ] "Be safe out there. I don't want you dead."
>>40670241>>40670223>>40670279"Ignite your saber." you say, fixing her with a steely gaze. She steps back, and enters a combat stance."After all that, you'll try to kill me?""No - I want you to kill me." She seems stunned, silent. "If Darth Greia finds out that I lost the information, willingly no less, he'll kill me. Painfully. You need to do this - you need to understand what you're doing to me."Kaitan looks at you pained. She ignites her lightsaber. "I will not stand by -" her guard begins to say. She waves her hand."Return to the village without us." Your guides nod, and leave. She looks back at you. "I always was good at that, at least. I don't want to kill you - you can live if you come with me. You aren't like them, you aren't a monster. Master Holum - he can train you, make you a Jedi."> [ ] "Now it's my turn to stand by my ideals. Kill me - or come with me. But I won't be a traitor."> [ Force Lightning ] "Let me show you how much of a monster I can be."> [ Attack ] "Then we end this. Now."> [ ] "I'll come with you, then."> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40670157> [ ] "This is the death of me."I do not want to kill you, but I could never face my master again if I simply let you go.https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dUIEFp9_1nI
>>40670385well it's always a pleasure when the kid come into the van on it own , even more when it beg for the "candy" in this situation, avoiding violence is always good even for siths
>>40670369is it really an act? We're not exactly following the full on backstabbery of normal sith. Not saying we're jedi but we're not exactly the typical sith.
>>40670405>> [ ] "Now it's my turn to stand by my ideals. Kill me - or come with me. But I won't be a traitor."
>>40670405>> [ ] "Now it's my turn to stand by my ideals. Kill me - or come with me. But I won't be a traitor."Throwing down the gauntlet
>>40670405>> [ Attack ] "Then we end this. Now."
>>40670405> [ ] "Now it's my turn to stand by my ideals. Kill me - or come with me. But I won't be a traitor."
>>40670405QM why did you do that to me?MY Boner for learning both sides of the both is massive Yet I know no one will go with this
>>40670405> [ ] "Now it's my turn to stand by my ideals. Kill me - or come with me. But I won't be a traitor."> [ ] " i can't come with you , Jedi don't accept Sith apprentice but Sith accept Jedi apprentices, one of us must come to avoid casualities and it is you"
>>40670405> "Sith are not monsters.We have one craving- power. It depends on the individual how far he wants to go ot achieve it"> [ ] "Now it's my turn to stand by my ideals. Kill me - or come with me. But I won't be a traitor."
I'm assuming that if she comes full on to attempt to kill us, we strike to disable?She can live when shes on board the ship. A prisoner or otherwise.
>>40670413We tortured Telza until she committed suicide, anon.We are a true Sith.
>>40670405I want to put more pressure.> [ ] "Now it's my turn to stand by my ideals. Kill me - or come with me. But I won't be a traitor."> [ Attack ] "Now CHOOSE!"
>>40670413I don't see it as merely an act. After all, even we must realize that she has the potential to be a worthy Sith. To let her simply become another mediocre Jedi pawn would be a disgrace
>>40670468Yes. We either force lightning her into fainting or we lop off her hand.
>>40670413hey,we`re just not going full murderhobo here.I see Jakdal as a macciavellian type of Sith,a manipulative bastard.
>>40670433>>40670432>>40670429Clank."If I die," you say. "It will be as a Sith. Not as a traitor."Clank."You don't - Idiot! Why are you throwing yourself away for something worthless?"Clank."You should know - the Jedi aren't worth dying for! Do this for -"Clank"Wait, what's that?" Kaitan asks, her head perking up. "It sounds like..."Clank."...footsteps."A familiar grating, metallic voice fills the air. "Apprentice. What do we have here? Young love? Or are you always this naive?"> [ ] "What are you doing here?"> [ ] "Master - I have this under control."> [ ] "I do have feelings for her - but I have this under control."> [ ] "What the hell?"> [ ] Remain silent.> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40670519> [ ] "Master - I have this under control."
>>40670519>> [ ] "I do have feelings for her - but I have this under control."
>>40670519>> [ ] "What the hell?"> [ ] "Master - I have this under control."
>>40670519>> [ ] "What are you doing here?"
>>40670519>> [ ] "Master - I have this under control."
>>40670519"She could be a worthy ally, Master. It would be a shame to kill her outright. Give the command and I will end this."
>>40670519> [ ] "Master - I have this under control."> [ Attack ] "It appears we've run out of time."
>>40670519>> [ ] (Write-in.)"She had potential, my master. I would have been a waste."To Kaitan. "It appears the choice has been decided for you. There is only submission or death left."
>>40670519> [ ] "I do have feelings for her - but I have this under control."
>>40670527>>40670545>>40670550>>40670551>>40670552"I have this under control, Master. She will come with us. But why -""Am I here? Apprentice, I can feel your doubt and desperation long before you do." the creature says. "Under Sho'al's new laws as an Imperial planet, practicing Jedi are to be put to death. I was merely bringing in some of the minister's elite troops to enforce it."Kaitan looks fearfully at the Sith standing before her. Then, her knees buckle, she drops her weapon. "Master!" she gasps."You felt it too. How interesting. It's easy to talk brave - but what do you say now that death is staring you in the face." Its lights flicker green behind its mask. It turns to face you. "Actually, you have it under control, don't you? Tell me - is she coming with us?"> [ ] "Yes - unharmed."> [ ] "Yes - whether she wishes or not."> [ ] "It's a hopeless case."> [ ] "Let her spread word of our victories."> [ ] (Write-in.)
>>40670631"Yes, whether she wants to or not.">Maximum power Force Persuade time!!
>>40670631>> [ ] "Yes - unharmed."> [ ] And without her lightsaber (force telekinesis, if telza could do it so can we, and she's not holding it now
>>40670631> [ ] "Yes - unharmed.She will not do stupid things,as she is not a fool.You are not a fool,are you?"
>>40670631>> [ ] (Write-in.)To Kaitan. "Come with me if you want to live."
>>40670631>[ ] Yes she is
>>40670631>> [ ] "It's a hopeless case."
>>40670631> "That depends on her. If she still says she's a jedi at this juncture, it's a lost cause anyways."
>>40670631>"Why don't we find out?">[Force Lightning] "If you do nothing, you will die."
>>40670683>>40670656>>40670664"She is - and we won't even need to hurt her." You flick your wrist, and her lightsaber flies to your hand. "Because she won't make us need to. Right?"She looks at you. Her eyes are brimming with a hopeless dread. "I... I will. My lords.""You learn quick. Maybe I can have another apprentice after all." Greia says cheerfully. He is awash in the Dark Side. "Let's get back to the ship. We have a future to discuss."Thank you for playing SAQ! Tune in next time for Sith politics.Twitter>twitter.com/chasesfirefliesArchive>tg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Sith+Academy+Quest
>>40670847pls no council meetings
>>40670847bwahaha replacement telza GETI was scared we were going to run out of pawns to mess with for a thread there.Next installment when?
>>40670847Well that happened. I'm okay with this.
>>40670898>pawns to messWhy not just use a slave or some shit?
>>40670847Get REKT Jedi Knights!Enjoy the kool-aid BITCH!
>>40670847Taking home the padawan~