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Events and Occasions / Who Watches the Watch?
« on: Today at 12:56:46 PM »
Jedi kNight February 22!

Your standard, good ol' Jedi Night... now with added Custodum Council meeting (a $49.99 value)!!! That's right! Come for the Jedi Night, stay for a bunch of crotchety old Jedi Masters mumbling at each other! Or vice versa. Whichever floats your boat.

The subject of the meeting: The fate of the Custodian's Watch, Custodum's flagship. Currently languishing in dock at Coruscant, there has been political difficulty in returning it to regular duty as the Custodum's front-line mobile base of operations. Jedi Master Telline has negotiated a possible solution, but there is grumbling from some of the other Jedi about the compromises required...

The Council will be attempting to resolve this debate... if you have a character(s) who you'd like to join in this discussion, please sign up! Note that you do not have to sign up if you only plan to watch or participate in the regular Jedi Night goings-on, but if you would like a slot on the docket to discuss the Watch with the Council, do sign up. Due to the nature of the meeting and the discussion, it may be necessary to keep it moderated and orderly, so only those with a sign-up slot secured will be called upon to say what they have to say as it relates to the Watch and its issues!

There is a small chance the event will have to be postponed to next week. If that happens, I will let everyone know. Otherwise, sign up if you would like to, and see everyone this Thursday as we decide... The Fate of the Watch!

Events and Occasions / Re: Masquerade Ball The Second
« on: 02/16/18, 08:44:14 PM »
I fixed the poll so two options can be chosen and people can change their choice if necessary. Let me know if you need the poll to do something else instead!

Welcome! I can't say much one way or the other about Imp RP, but if you are ever looking to dip your toe into your Jedi character more, please do feel welcome to drop by weekly Jedi Night!

Events and Occasions / Re: Masquerade Ball The Second
« on: 02/12/18, 08:14:49 PM »
perditus is so there

Cantina / Re: in which iaera posts about the force
« on: 02/09/18, 06:11:52 PM »
I feel like Iaera, Niarra, and Doz brushed against an interesting discussion last time they were in the council chamber together. Perhaps actually getting the masters into a room and letting them speak freely without the worry of appearances and controversial messaging in front of more impressionable Jedi would allow for this kind of investigation and sharing?

And that's a good idea! This week's been chaotic for me, but we'll have to schedule some Master RP soon!

Cantina / Re: in which iaera posts about the force
« on: 02/09/18, 05:25:43 PM »
I don't think that's really the point of the video, though. He's not talking about the struggle of good & evil, moral & immoral per se -- he's only addressing a sort of "have one's cake and eat it too" philosophy that is injected into Star Wars from an external frustration, out of a desire to turn "good & evil" into "lame good & awesome neutral & evil." He's tackling the misunderstanding of balance vis-a-vis the Force, correctly pointing out that there is no "light" side per se, and thus no "grey side" anywhere in the middle because there is no middle.

Though I'll grant you the nihilism, certainly... I think it's an unnecessarily bleak interpretation of the Star Wars universe, and I caution people against buying into Kreia's nihilistic BS. She's a very well-written villain, but she's a villain for a reason.

Cantina / merrant has some explaining to do
« on: 02/09/18, 12:33:19 AM »


Cantina / Re: in which iaera posts about the force
« on: 02/08/18, 05:16:32 PM »
...yeah, his analysis is downright fascinating, and I see a lot of truth to it. The notion that one can reach a zen state of selflessness... by no longer caring about the people they're supposed to be protecting.

I've always called this phenomenon "Master-itis," and Iaera contracted it years ago. I actually found it enthralling to watch as Iaera the character grew of her own accord and naturally found herself in this weird position of no longer caring as much as she should(?) about other people. It's this very frustrating ethical calculation of always trying to do the right thing for as many people as possible, which I think tends to result in this cold, sterile, and distressing aloofness towards the suffering around you.

As I've returned to RPing Iaera more regularly and intensively, one of the things I've been focusing on is Iaera (who is aware of this aloofness she has acquired) attempting to further her quest for enlightenment by seeing how far this rabbit hole goes and if there is a way to restore a more meaningful and warmer compassion to her worldview -- as she considers a lack of such compassion an essential component to failure as a Jedi.

Now I just have to figure out a way to get Iaera out of her introspective shell and actually communicate some of this stuff IC...

Cantina / Re: in which iaera posts about the force
« on: 02/08/18, 02:51:11 PM »
I suppose one could be that succinct, but in my experience it doesn't make for a very effective argument. If you are the choir, then sure, a 40-minute preaching-to might seem a little long (though I think it is still useful to hear such arguments articulated).

In RPing The Star Wars as long as I have, however, I've found that the "Grey" concept of a Force-fence-sitter who is neither light nor dark is a very common and stubborn idea, often complete with an extremely frustrating (and weird) claim to moral superiority via neutrality. This video addresses that brainbug in articulate detail. It deals with what I view as a serious misunderstanding of the Force, and I thought it might help people see why I think that. :)

Cantina / Re: WWOHS?
« on: 02/07/18, 11:00:55 AM »
Perditus would smile, bow politely, refrain from saying anything (overly) rude other than suggesting he not mistreat potentially capable young Sith, and silently mark him for discreet assassination later.

Think Roose Bolton or Tywin Lannister.

Roleplay Workshop / Re: Pub military RP?
« on: 02/06/18, 08:52:35 PM »
There was an effort some ways back to get a serious Pub military RP base going, but most of us had our hands full with other RP demands already. There are a couple soldiery types in Custodum now, but there's not a lot of serious focus on it, which I think is a shame.

I would offer to help, but I've tried once before without much success and the truth is that if Republic military RP is ever going to go anywhere, it needs people interested in it to take charge, organise it, and lead some events supporting it. Something I would like to see!


It's toKNIGHT! Come one, come all! Invites will be available in Republicooc if needed!

Cantina / Re: Make a (fashion) statement
« on: 01/31/18, 06:16:33 PM »
Very nicely done! Now you just need a slave army of Jaffa and you'll be good to go.

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