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Events and Occasions / Re: Who Watches the Watch?
« on: 02/19/18, 01:51:10 PM »
<Cue wishing it was possible to be online with two avatars at once>

I will be available that evening as a Doz Jalth for the purposes of listening and discussing suggestions put forth. I might write up something that can be shared on behalf of Dass, since she certainly does have opinions on the Watch and its use. I'll slot myself in, but if we're short on time I'm fine with being set aside.

Cantina / Re: in which iaera posts about the force
« on: 02/09/18, 10:39:49 AM »

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...

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?

/end derail

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. :)

Agreed on all points. The video actually helped me articulate feelings and thoughts I've had that, previously, I struggled to explain.

Cantina / Re: The Outfit Designer WIP Advice Thread
« on: 02/03/18, 09:03:37 PM »
I'm personally a fan of the centre option, but I think if the uniform for the unit is red, you can get away with it. The red looks nice, too.

Eeeee so many fancy Jedi in one place!  :whee:

Cantina / Re: The Outfit Designer WIP Advice Thread
« on: 02/01/18, 10:43:08 PM »
I said when we chatted the other day, I'm a fan of the orange/orange, too!

Cantina / Re: Can one resign from a Mandalorian Clan?
« on: 01/31/18, 10:55:53 AM »
Another couple points to remember:

1) Mandalorians may be a warrior culture, but they still have farmers, craftspeople, artists, and merchants. You have to be ready to put down your tools and pick up your weapon and armour to follow the call of Mand'alor or defend the clan, but running around getting into fights all the time is not a requirement of Mandalorian culture. Similar to the Sith, Mandalorians believe that conflict is vital to growth (although the Mandalorians view this as growth of the physical, self, and spiritual rather than the accumulation of power), and thus the reason for their warmongering and many individual's aggressive attitudes. But! As stated, not a requirement, and I'm certain there are clans who take a more philosophical approach to the idea of conflict (perhaps the seeds of the pacifism Mandalore embraces millennia later).

2) Mandalorians have spiritual beliefs. Those who die Mandalorian go to Manda, the afterlife, while those who do not, don't. For Mandalorians, keeping to the Resol'nare and being Mandalorian is also about preserving your soul. Think Valhalla for the Norse (ignoring that there are other places your soul can go in Norse mythology)--if you were a warrior, you wanted to die with a weapon in your hand and with glory so that you could dine with Odin and exist for the rest of eternity in a place of feasting and merrymaking. Alternatives were decidedly less appealing. The same goes for Mandos. If your clanmate wanted to leave the clan, I can imagine there would be some pretty intense fear from certain members depending on the circumstances of your departure. They'd want to ensure you were still Mando, even if you were far away. If you left on bad terms, well, you could be declared non-Mandalorian and everyone would believe that your soul wasn't going to Manda.

3) Keep in mind that most Mandalorians at this time are nomadic, or that the culture, at least, is one of being prepared to uproot at any time. I imagine that a Mandalorian going off alone forever might cause some concern--who will remember your deeds? Who will recount what happened to you if no one knows? Mandalorian ritual often involves oral history and recitation. The remembering of clan and those gone before is important to the culture. You could be forgotten, which, to a Mandalorian, is a painful possibility to consider.

So, in short, like others have said, it depends on the reasons for leaving. If you are declared dar'manda (not Mandalorian), you can expect a frosty reception wherever you come into contact with other Mandalorians. If you leave for more benign reasons, it's likely that there will be those trying to convince you not to for fear of your soul, your memory, and the general pain of losing a member in a society that is close knit regarding family and clan. If you're leaving for another clan, well, as long as you're not going to the Ordos. We've been feuding with them for years.

This plotline is definitely continuing! As Noth said, it's been a series of RL interruptions for Noth and I since about last November that have been putting a hold on it. However, we're hopeful that this time (for real) we'll be able to get the ball rolling again!

Introductions / Re: OOC Introduction
« on: 01/19/18, 04:14:03 PM »
Repeating the welcome of everyone here! I look forward to seeing you in game. :grin:

Outside Realm / Re: Farewell
« on: 01/14/18, 03:09:16 PM »
I lament that we didn't have much time to RP together, but I wish you the best on Star Forge! Thank you for what you brought to our community.

Events and Occasions / Re: Jedi Night Weekly Event Thread
« on: 01/10/18, 04:06:35 AM »
Unless someone reminds me of a reason against that I've missed, the slot is yours! :grin: Thanks for stepping forward. Excited to see what happens!

Cantina / Re: The Absent Thread
« on: 01/08/18, 12:44:44 PM »
Good luck with the figure skating, Mei! As a former skater myself, I completely understand the commitment.

As for myself, I will be making an international journey come tomorrow, and expect to be more or less out of communication for the next week or two. If you have need of me, please don't hesitate to send a PM! It just might take me a bit to reply. Be well and good RP, all!

Events and Occasions / Re: Jedi Night Weekly Event Thread
« on: 12/29/17, 10:18:42 AM »
I hope you have a good time, Darsh! I will not be there tonight, but I'm sure there will be others to greet you. :)

EDIT: Good heavens. Apparently I've lost all sense of time, as that was yesterday! Hope you had fun either way.

Cantina / Re: The Begeren Colony Community Timeline.
« on: 12/25/17, 12:53:28 PM »
Three columns instead of two might work for that. "Galactic Events", "Server Events", and "Character Events", perhaps?

Cantina / Re: The Begeren Colony Community Timeline.
« on: 12/24/17, 11:21:17 PM »
This is actually exactly what I've done on a copy of the spreadsheet I have for my personal use. I've included all the birthdates, deathdates, and important events of my character's lives (and of the lives of characters with whom they have significant association as I am able). It's a lot of work, but it does put things into some neat perspectives! On that spreadsheet, I have a column for "Galactic Events" (i.e. what happens in the game canon) and a column for "Character Events" (events significant to my toons). It helps keep things a little more organized, if this is something in which folks are interested in moving forward.

Sorry I didn't make it! We got back late. I hope everyone who attended had fun, however!

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