Reaver stood outside the doors of a facility he hadnt entered for some time, a slight push and the doors swung open with a loud creak. Reaver frowned then stepped forward and looked through the open door, his frown deepened as he took in the layer of dust that coated most of the flat surfaces inside. Shaking his head he turned around and looked around at the trees in the immediate vicinity, before lifting a comlink to his face "Kairlin Dufre, report to your training facility at once. If you can remember the way apprentice."
Kairlin tried to compose himself, before entering the training room. He'd not been the best apprentice, a bit too, hmm, lackadaisical. He wanted to tell himself this time would be better but his splitting head-ache and the flashes of light indicative of a hang-over told him otherwise.
He walked through the door a typical smile on his face, though a deeper inspection would note the under pinning of a dull pain, he couldn't be bothered to hide. "Master Reaver" said Kairlin with a deep bow. "A bottle of Mandalorian ale as apology for my unexcused absence." Kairlin offered the bottle to his master, as he stood back up.
Reaver took in the hung over state of the apprentice, he stalked out of the facility "we will complete the lesson you failed to finish last time you were here" he said coldly. "Using Force Leap you will jump to the top of the facilty, then you will leap to the next facilty after every two facilities you will leap to the ground run to the next one and leap nack up again. In this way you will complete three full circuits of the training compound. Begin."
"I'll just leave this here then..." Said the apprentice as he set the bottle down by the entrance to the facility.
The bright beams of light that would have on most any other day been delightful were an assault on Kairlin's eyes that fought into the brain imposing a splitting head ache. He looked at the visibly miffed Master Reaver. Kairlin swallowed audibly. "I'll get too it then."
Kairlin tried to block out the hang-over pains, as he jogged up next to the first building, and harnessed the force around his legs and sprung up into the air. feeling of the air rushing past his face was nice, but he didn't go as high as he wanted and could only grasp the ledge. Clumsily he climbed up as the throbbing in his head continued to pound in. Kairlin took a deep breath trying again to push out the pain he ran across the roof towards the next facility. Building up the force around his legs as he went' he imagined it as a spring wound tightly brimming with energy. He ran to the very edge and jumped. His arms flung about a bit as he tried to control his body as he sped through the air. He landed with an ungraceful tumble. Quickly shaking it off he ran to the edge and jumped down collecting the force as he landed. With better results.
The hang-over was distracting him too much. "New plan." he muttered to himself. as he ran up to the next building he focused on the pain of the hang-over instead of trying to push it out of his mind he translated it into a source of power. He jumped up the building with his new found strategy, it was painful, but the pain focused him and he landed on top of the building this time. Emboldened by his success, he ran across the building pulling the force more easily to his legs with the catalyst of his pain. And he soared across the distance with greater control. Sticking the landing he quickly dropped down hitting the ground dissipating the energy of the fall as he hit.
It still hurt but, a genuine smile broke across his lips as, he gathered a great deal of that pained force energy into his legs for a few seconds. Once he'd gathered enough he surged into the air arching from the base of the first building to the top of the next. Kairlin grasped the ledge of the roof transitioning himself the roof in a fluid motion. He still felt the force around his legs and a thought occurred to him. Kairlin force leaped to the edge of his current building. welling up the force in his legs while soaring through the air he transitioned his landing into another leap across the gap to the last building. His jump carried him to the building and he quickly ran to the end and jumped down. Dispersing the energy of the fall once more Dufre' landed with a flurish and a queer smile on his face.
'should I call that force hang-over?' Kairlin wondered to himself.
"Just getting started." stated Kairlin as he looked to the next roof. Kairlin built a force connection from him to the roof and jumped. landing in a run he spanned to building and jumped to the next. Kairlin ran across and jumped down. He ran up the the next building and jumped up. running across he swelled the force in his legs feeling the line between himself and the next roof. Jump. Land. Run. Drop. Kairlin ran up the the next building. He pulled himself up to the roof with his jump, and ran across the roof. he stopped for a moment at the edge before gathering the force and jumping across to the next. He jogged across and hopped down the force easing his landing.
His pain induced force jumps were getting better but he could feel himself getting tired as the sweat seeped from his pores. "You've got this Kairlin just one more lap." encouraged the inquisitor as he wiped the sweat from his brow. He looked at his robe sleeve where he had wiped the sweat in disgust. "What is wrong with me?" he asked as he took his robe off, quickly folded it and set it down. The blood pumping through his hung-over brain was killing him. Kairlin refocused himself harnessing his pain and setting his mind against his task. Kairlin ran towards the building jumping, once he got halfway there. He landed on top of the building maintaining his momentum into a run across the top, before leaping to the next building. transitioning his landing into another leap across the building and down to the ground.
Kairlin was really sweating now the throbbing in his head was getting to be feverish. Sprinting forward Kairlin made a little hop then leaped into the air up onto the next building. Bounding, from his landing there on the first building, to the next building. He landed with a roll and came up in a sprint off the edge. The force cradled him to the ground, where he sprinted to a leap up the next building. His vision was getting blurry, he body was screaming at him to stop and take a rest, as his breaths came hot and heavy. But his master told him to complete the circuits faster He wouldn't disappoint Reaver, in this anyway. Kairlin Leaped to the next building, Landing hard he ignored the pain and burst into a sprint across the roof before coiling up at the end and leaping one last time out into the middle of the court yarn Landing a few feet from lord Reaver.
Kairlin's eyes were closed trying to keep the light out as even the sound of his heavy breathing was a pain on his hang-over. "How'd... I... Do?" asked Kairlin between struggled breaths as he hunched over one hand on his side.
"Passable" Reaver said he reached out a hand and the bottle of Mandalorian ale flew into it. "We will now work on the Force Power, Detoxify Poison." He proffered the bottle towards Kairlin "Usually I would have you drink at least half a bottle of this, however I see that today that wont be neccessary. With the condition your in, a quarter of the bottle should be enough"
Kairlin straitened up a bit as Master Reaver called the Mandalorian Ale to his hand. His mastered words felt like little bombs going of in his head still, nut An eye brow perked up as he heard the first step of his next training. Kairlin accepted the offered ale and unscrewed the stopper.
"You know what they say." offer Kairlin before pouring about a quarter of the fiery liquid down his throat. It burned going down, as this stuff ever did. Mandalorian ale was not a drink Kairlin particularly enjoyed. He was partial to a Bottle of 3 ABY vintage Emerald wine over the course of an evening, and a pretty girl to share it with, of course. The Mandalorian ale was Master Reaver's favored drink if Kairlin recalled correctly, though right now he wished his master had less manly tastes. Kairlin coughed a bit as he finished, the alcohol seeming to burn the surface of his through. "Hair of the Wookie that hit you."
It took but a moment for the Mandalorian ale to effect him. His hang over didn't seem quite so bad anymore. "My Mashter." Kairlin Bowed, a very loose and easy bow, inadvertently spilling some of the still open Mandalorian ale. Dufre' stood back up abruptly. he gingerly replaced the stopper on the bottle. "Sorry Master Reaver I didn't mean to spill your gift. Will you be joining me?" Asked Kairlin as he offered the Mandalorian ale back.
"Now we wait for it to get into your bloodstream" Reaver said "Alcohol is a very weak poison, but it serves as a good training tool. I can teach you using poison then test you with something more toxic and lethal" Reaver said as he observed his aprentice carefully,
After a few minutes he nodded "That should do it. Now my apprentice I need you to sit down and close your eyes. Do not fall asleep. I want you to concentrate on the force and visualise your body as glowing and transparent. Anything harmful should show up as black. You will see it in your blood, in your stomache and organs. It should appear as a smokey fog. Can you see it? Good. Now using the force reach out with the force and pull it out your body."
Darth Exolus: As for novels? Plagueis novel. Thrawn Trilogy. Jedi Academy Trilogy, Legacy of the Force and if you want a lore deep dive novella, go check out Joe Bongiorno's Supernatural Encounters (he's in the process of writing an expanded version).
Oct 5, 2021 0:27:55 GMT
Darth Exolus: We're kind of inactive. Once in a while we pop in for a pow-wow.
Oct 5, 2021 0:25:21 GMT
Disco Elysium: Ok is there any must read star war novels from legends. Read the dark bane series in 2016
Oct 3, 2021 10:33:32 GMT
Disco: Is this site dead?
Oct 3, 2021 10:31:12 GMT
Amanda Parker: Hi There,
Sept 29, 2021 18:07:06 GMT
Darth Xaos: Oh, and ep. 9 is also set in the Old Republic period too.
Sept 24, 2021 5:10:02 GMT
Darth Xaos: Old Republic (seemingly the Republic Dark Age).
Sept 24, 2021 2:45:36 GMT
Darth Xaos: If you have not watched Star Wars Visions on Disney+ then do so immediately, that's a direct order from the Dark Lord of Fun. It is such a great anthology, I love it so much, especially episode 5 which is the first piece of NuCanon to be set in the...
Sept 24, 2021 2:45:25 GMT
Darth Exolus: I'd like to do a little lick more writing myself.
Sept 15, 2021 4:40:47 GMT
Darth Xaos: Better luck going forward, Ex. New chapter should drop some time in October.
Sept 13, 2021 18:38:13 GMT
Darth Exolus: On the job hunt myself. Not going as well as I'd hoped. Still, a new Rise chapter will be something to read. Kick the coof soon Reave.
Sept 13, 2021 16:39:37 GMT
Darth Xaos: Eeek, sorry to hear it, Reav. Hope you're recovering well. I'm doing just fine; I've started writing the next chapter of Rise of NSB.
Sept 12, 2021 23:54:22 GMT
Darth Reaver: Ok Currently at home isolating after catching the lurgy. How's everyone else out their?
Sept 9, 2021 9:43:40 GMT
Darth Exolus: And now I've finished my stint in university.
Jun 2, 2021 21:57:32 GMT
Darth Exolus: I'll be sprinkling bits and pieces where and when I can.
May 17, 2021 23:02:32 GMT
Darth Xaos: Just gave it a read; nice little addition there. Gives a nice glimpse of some the future ideas you had vaguely talked about for Zsinj back when we tried running the NuCanon version.
May 17, 2021 4:17:40 GMT
Darth Exolus: Zsinj has himself a little entry for his Empire now.
May 16, 2021 1:10:22 GMT
Darth Exolus: I'd like to see where he goes with it and why he wanted it to go to a full novel length as opposed to novella.
May 14, 2021 22:34:15 GMT