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  1. Eisa Swan

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    Two weeks had since past, following her return from what felt like the edge of the Galaxy, the remote planet of Batuu. Having led a series of missions with her Padawan to sway favour with the populace towards working with the Galactic Alliance, it was what seemed to be a welcome respite to be back on Jedha. Alot had happened in the space of those fourteen days, from the long winded hyperspace journey that took up several days of travel to fully complete. To the series of training flights with her personal fighter craft, looking to keep her piloting skills on form.

    Standing among the group of Jedi Padawans, the fiery haired Jedi Knight wearing her personalised Jedi attire, seemed to be a little distracted whilst the younger members of the Jedi order questioned her on certain aspects of the Force that they were uncertain of. Despite being pre-occupied she endeavoured to answer their questions to the best of her own abilities, knowing all too well that even though she was a Knight of the Jedi Order, there was always more aspects of the Force that she would still need to learn, to say even as a Master to have all knowledge of the Force and the Jedi order, was a lie.

    Part of her distraction was routed around the female Jedi that Eisa and her Padawan, Terria had encountered on Batuu. A member of the order who seemed to have been lost to the others, found in of all places imprisoned within a slavers camp. It was a curious set of circumstances that had lead to their chance encounter, but then again it was after all the Force that they were dealing with, the machinations and will of which eludes even the most enlightened of Force user.

    She had received a message from the former enslaved Jedi, to assist with the construction of her lightsaber. Particularly with the attuning and balancing of her Kyber Crystal, something that had piqued her interest. Eisa had to admit that she was curious as to how the Rohana had got on since her return to the Jedi Order, having disappeared not long after they had made planet fall on Jedha. Not that she could blame her, after being locked up in a cage, it was only natural that one would want to seriously stretch their legs and get back out in the open.

    When the Jedi Knight seemed to have satisfied the inquires of the inquisitive padawans, the fiery haired Knight nodded respectfully and slowly withdrew from the gathered group. Prior to the morning's assembling of the various Jedi learners, Eisa had responded to the request, advising that she would be available to assist should it be needed, and that to meet her at one of the medication chambers. She had suspicion that the Kyber that Rohana possessed was not truly hers, knowing from experience that Kybers resonated with the life force of it's chosen Jedi. Suspecting that even though the Padawn could use it to form her lightsaber it would not work in unison with her and would likely resist.

    As the young Knight made her way into the interior of the Jedi temple, she made her way through the long labyrinth of hallways, headed towards the large meditation chambers located deep within the temple, stepping into the large chamber that echoed with the footsteps of the young fiery haired figure as she made her way into the centre of the meditation chamber. With a swift flick of her hands the lights within the chamber flickered into life, flooding the room with a light amber hue.

    Carefully the Knight untied her hair, allowing the long dyed orange and yellow hued locks of hair to flow freely down to the midriff of her back before carefully setting aside a selection of various components that had been selected and kept within the simple cloth bag. Figuring that even if the Padawan's Kyber crystal was aligned, there might be the chance that the lightsaber may yet still refuse to function. Should that eventuality come about, she should hopefully be able to assist with replacing any faulty components.

    Taking a deep breath Eisa, knelt down on the floor and closed her eyes, touching her mind into the whispering currents of the Force briefly, before opening her eyes momentarily, her eyes narrowing in thought for a moment before her hands moved to the side to remove her own lightsabers from her belt and placing them out in front of her. With a series of well practised movements, the fiery haired Knight retrieved the two kyber crystals that lay within the bodies of her weapons. The two Kyber crystals resonating with a light glow, one emanating a bright vibrant green, whilst the other gave off a frosty blue glow.

    Knowing there was some time still, until Rohana was due to arrive Eisa elected to meditate with her Kybers for now. A light smile crossed her features before her eyes once again closed themselves to the world around her, before opening her mind into the Force and reaching out to the two Kybers, her spirit and essence flowing once again unabated into the two Kybers, only with the peridot green crystal that was a true a reflection of herself. But also the Ice blue gem, the one that was possessed by her late mother. As she reached out into the Force, the fiery haired Jedi could feel a familiar caring presence that started to gradually manifest within her mind's eye. A pair of soft caring emerald hued eyes and long flowing blonde hair slowly came into focus.

    "Its been a while Eisa"

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  2. Rohana Feyre

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    The saber, it was taunting her again. How embarrassing. The sword of light was a tool for every righteous Jedi - so why was it hers decided to be difficult? Apparently, it had something to do with the forging process. Or lack thereof. You see, Rohana's saber was somewhat...unconventional (much like its wielder, some may add).

    Rohana's saber wasn't constructed by hand but rather had been scavenged. Hardly a glorious beginning, but necessary at the time. At the time of her exile, Rohana sought one thing. The Jedi. Rumours were spreading throughout the galaxy of their return and like any noble crusader, the white lady wished to join them. She even went a step further, scouring the galaxy for a weapon to call her own; her companions would surely be in awe of her being so practical. The weapon, however, was admittedly a disappointing one. The main body and hilt were purchased from the private collector, its origins vague and widely unknown - Rohana chose to ignore this, citing she would use the lightsaber to create a new legacy, one of justice and glory.

    It was the kyber crystal that was the main source of her problems. The thing just felt...dead to her. Purposefully shut off. Who would have thought a mere mineral would be sentient enough to choose its master.

    Undeterred, Rohana continued her efforts in taming the unruly crystal; she'd meditate with it, even train live with her blade in use. But still, there was little cooperation. In mid-strike, the saber would die and recede back into nothing. Utterly vexing when it was the fifth time in a row. It was utterly unacceptable - in battle, such an event could invite death and Rohana had no intention of dying.

    "You will be brought to heel. Do you understand me?" How crazy she must have seemed, talking to an inanimate weapon. Still, it felt right, communicating with it in such a manner, especially as the crystal all but ignored Rohana attempts through the force,

    Blasted, stubborn thing. "If you will not yield, then you will break."

    And so, with great reluctance, Rohana made her way towards her scheduled encounter.
     
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    Slowly and reluctantly, the young Jedi Knight, gradually withdrew from her meditation come communion with her Kyber crystals. It had been perhaps too long since she had last dedicated the time to meditate and reflect on recent events. Much like the lingering remnants of her mother had said, it certainly been a while, and somewhat overdue. Opening her eyes the Fiery haired Jedi looked down towards the kyber that were rested upon her lap, a fond smile curling on her lips as her gaze lingered over the cyan hued kyber. Deep down she couldn't even fathom how it was possible that through her inherited kyber she was able to see her mother, the closest semblance of reasoning that the Jedi could form was either it being an form of imprinting between her mother and the kyber due to the time she spent wearing the gem that formerly served as a pendant, or more probable it was just part of her subconscious associating the crystal with her mother because of sentimental reasons.

    The nature of the Force and all its machinations, we're to say the least a never ending puzzle, no matter what solution you would draw upon several more complexities revealed them selves, something she knew in her life time she would never get around to a fraction of a true enlightened understanding. But what she did understand of the Force, was how its currents resonate from the actions of those that were around her. Something that was becoming clear with each passing moment, there was a disturbance and it wall rolling its way towards her. Pursing her lips in thought the Fiery haired Jedi studied what she was sensing, there was a friction, a sense of resistance and resentment emanating from the approaching source. Eisa's eyes narrowed as she probed a little deeper, a curious curled eyebrow crept over her features, it wasn't originating from the approaching life-force, but rather it was from what the figure was carrying.

    Suspecting that the source was that of the recently encountered Jedi, Rohana. The Knight figured that perhaps the origin of the disturbance was the reason why the request for her council had been made. Well as they would say, time would soon tell. Taking a deep breath, Eisa straightened herself up, and tied her hair back into a loose ponytail, knowing that of all things after she meditated, her hair always seemed to be extremely dishevelled. Something that she would also chalk up to the mysteries of the Force, but would not really pursue any enlightenment on the matter.

    Sensing that the approaching padawan was drawing near, the Fiery haired Jedi looked over towards the doors to the meditation chamber. With a light gesture, she waved the doors open, allowing them to creak apart so she could see Rohana as she came into view. A cheerful smile crossed her features as the padawan appeared at the door entrance. "Rohana, good to see ya again" Eisa called out from her knelt position withing the centre of the chamber, before beckoning her in and gursturing for the new arrival to join her. "so what seems to be wrong with your lightsaber?" she soon enquired, somewhat suspecting what the reasoning could be, but she didn't want to jump to conclusions, for all she knew the resistance radiating from the padawans lightsaber was because of a misalignment of the focusing lenses.
     
  4. Rohana Feyre

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    Evidently, Rohana didn't share Eisa's cheerful disposition; if the fiery-haired rebel were the sun, then surely by sheer contrast, Rohana would be the moon. Both in likeness and temperament. People loved the sun, they admired it and sought it out. The moon, however, was content with nightly vigils; surrounded by darkness, it alone shines as a beckon to the hundred of stars lost in the night. But people sometimes see the moon as cold and distant, like something far out of reach on every horizon. To some degree then, Rohana would accept such perception. Let people look on and stare; she would hold the darkness at bay, she would be its guiding light.

    But first, she needed a weapon befitting her challenge. Her current saber certainly wasn't the best it could be. Salvaged from an antique, repurposed hilt, the piece left much to the imagination. It wasn't the prettiest thing to look at but it was something Rohana was immensely proud of. She had scoured the galaxy find a saber, all before even becoming a Jedi; who knew what battles the weapon had already seen. Force knew how many Rohana would add to its legacy

    If only the cursed thing worked properly...

    Ever since acquiring her kyber crystal, the saber caused Rohana endless grief. During sparring senses, the consistency would fade for a moment then intensify, fluctuating indiscriminately before shutting off all together completely. Truth be told, it was embarrassing for the lady Jedi. None of the other padawans seemed to have this problem, so why was she single out? What is a test of some sort?

    Or merely an unruly crystal?

    Rohana opted for the latter possibility. Unlike many Jedi, who sought out their crystal through a sort of connection, Rohana...forced the union. She didn't find the crystal but so much as bought it, and it was hardly a perfect specimen. The auctioneer mentioned something about it being cracked or fragmented. Could that have something to do with it? Perhaps Eisa would shine some light on the matter.

    As expected, the fiery one was waiting in the chambers; she even had the courtesy of opening the doors on Rohana's arrival. What the pale lady didn't appreciate was Eisa's lack of formality, not that it could be helped much. It was simply how she was. No matter how many times Rohana insisted, Eisa still wouldn't call her by something so stiff as 'Lady Feyre'. Apparently, their first introductions to one another put all that well out of consideration.

    "Eisa, you're looking well." And that was as far as Rohana's pleasantries extended. Never one to tiptoe, she got right to the point at hand, extending her lightsaber out so that Eisa could see her for herself.

    "It defies me."
    Her tone was that of a mother, overseeing an unruly child, "I've tried bonding with the crystal, mediating with it, but I can't seem to form a connection. It is inconsistent in battle, hazardous even. It must be brought to heel, especially if we're to take our fight to the Empire."
     
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    A cheerful grin, crossed the Fiery haired knights features as Rohana greeted her with the usual short token exchange of pleasantries before cutting straight to the heart of the matter. Never did the thought cross Eisas mind that the pale Padawan would seem to be the one to take a moment to shoot the breeze, possibly too highly strung and devout in her crusade to bring peace and balance to the galaxy - in Rohanas own way. Still one day the Knight figured she would perhaps get her to loosen up, even if she had to grind her down over many months.!

    Pursing her lips in thought, Eisa tentatively reached out for the offered lightsaber and gently plucked it from Rohanas hand. Her bright emerald eyes scrutinising the hilt of the lightsaber, from what she could determine the hilt was aged and perhaps something of a relic. But then again it was hard to say, many of the other Jedi seemed to fashion their weapons from the most unlikely of materials and salvaged components. An inquisitive eyebrow arched in response to Rohanas continuation of the symptoms she was suffering with her lightsaber, more particularly her Kyber crystal. Very curious that it would resist her, typically a kyber would only do that if its welder was aligned to the Darkside. But Rohana didn't strike the Knight as being one who was that way inclined, kriff she was at times cold and abrupt, but the padawan was far from having any inclination for listening to the temptations of the darkside - then again Eisa wouldn't be too surprised if Rohana just outright told it where to go!

    "I see" the Fiery haired Knight murmured briefly as she started to levitate the hilt over her open palm, before she slowly and carefully dissected the body of the lightsaber away piece by piece. "guessing it's not one you've chosen or been called to? " she added as her emerald gaze briefly flicked up to meet Rohanas, before falling back to the ever growing array of components that sat hovering in mid air infront of her. Among the various parts was a light blue crystalline structure, as she reached out with the Force towards the crystal, Eisas features furrowed a little, there was something clearly wrong with it.

    "we'll take a look at the kyber in a moment" she spoke out as she carefully plucked it out of the air and sat it down on her lap. Before reaching for the small draw string bag of spare components, and retrieving a few key parts and switching them out with the more aged and potentially damaged ones that were within the padawans lightsaber, better to be thorough as it were.

    Once everything seemed to be back in place, burned out components replaced with new. The Fiery haired Knight moved her hands in what must of looked like she was controlling a vortex, as unlike the initial dissection, the pieces of the lightsaber rapidly spiraled into the closed off form of the hilt. Once reassembled, baring the crystal at its heart, Eisa set it down to the side and returned her attention to the kyber crystal.

    Closing her eyes and once again reaching out with the Force, and channeling her minds eye into the Kyber. Her brow furrowing as she continued to probe and get a sense of why the crystal was resistant to Rohanas attempts to bond with it, but there was certainly something wrong with it. A long sigh escaped the Knights lips as she came out of her concentration, her emerald hued eyes intently studying the crystal as she held it up towards the sole source of light withing the chamber. "Did this Kyber resonate any pain when you tried bonding with it?" Eisa questioned as she returned her attention to the pale padawan, before offering the kyber back to its owner. "There are some slight scars within its structure, I suspect somewhere in its life, someone might have tried to bleed it" she added, with a contemplative expression, she had read that it was something that those aligned to the darkside, such as the sith do to forcefully subjugate the Kyber crystal to their will, often the reason why they always presented with Crimson blades.
     
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    In silence, Rohana watched on as Eisa began her dissection of the weapon. One thing was certain, the fiery-haired Jedi was quite capable with the force. She took apart the saber in a matter of moments, the ease she achieved this with was also noteworthy. Being the woman that she was, this should come as no surprise, otherwise why else would Rohana seek her out? Respect was given when it was due and Eisa was owed as much - not that padawan Feyre would openly admit to such things. Posturing to others was unbecoming - merely seeking Eisa's guidance should be more than enough of a compliment. So far, no one else had come even remotely close.
    Rohana was making an unpleasant name for herself amongst the Order. If she didn't insult her fellow Jedi, then she merely belittled them. Short of that, she made a point of it and refused to acknowledge the odd few who she deemed as... unfit. Former Sith, redeemed dark siders. A laughable notion. Whilst others might applaud their vindication, Rohana reserved her judgment. Taint never left its host and those who fell would always be marked. If not by her than by the Force itself. She would not forgive those who tried to worm their ways into the Jedi's ranks, nor would she forget the atrocities they had committed in the name of the Empire.

    Lost in her musings, the noble's face must have crescented into her usual frown; she only just briefly grasped onto Eisa's words, taking a moment to think of an appropriate response. "The crystal itself? I purchased it at an auction shortly before you and I crossed paths." She made no secret of this; whilst others would disapprove of such action, Rohana felt it was justified given the chain of events leading up to that event, "A Jedi ought to be properly armed"

    With the crystal once more in sight, the pale lady took some time to scrutinise it once more. Truthfully, this was not something she had done very much of in the past; Rohana focused on the weapon itself, not just the source of the power. Maybe if she had, she would have noticed the gem's finer cracks, the scars along its surface. It was an oversight on her part, one she would learn from.

    "You don't have to do that..." refusing to admit to a pout, Rohana gestured to Eisa's tinkering and her replacement of saber components. "I could have done that myself." Never one to ask for help, and even more stubborn to actually accept it, the proud lady Jedi was quick to excuse Eisa's efforts. She didn't need that sort of charity, she just needed some insight into her crystal.

    But the inquest she received in return was unexpected. "Pain?" She blinked for a moment, trying to recall such a thing. Could a crystal actually feel pain? These jewels were attuned to the force, so anything could be possible. Crossing her arms about her chest, the pale Jedi thought back, reminiscing on her prior meditation sessions. "Now that you mention it, yes I suppose."
    When trying to connect with the crystal, its presence recoiled from her own. There was a sharpness in its rejection, a blatant refusal to cooperate. Rohana would be lying if she said she wasn't vexed by it. She had always interpreted it as a failure on her part, never once considering the crystal was actually sentient enough to defy her attempts at bonding.

    She remembered the very first time she tried to establish the connection. With the newly acquired crystal, Rohana had sat down to reflect on her endeavor. It was, at the time, her crowning achievement. She had finally acquired a kyber crystal, she was now ready to complete her saber - it would mark her accession to the Jedi. But the fruits of her labour were not at all forthcoming. Though she had disassembled and reassembled her saber time and time again, there was simply no life to the weapon. It simply failed to ignite. Fearing she may have misled, that all her efforts had been in vain, Roahan lashed out - the crystal itself being the focus of it all. Through the force, she railed against it, shoving onto it her disappointment and ire. Under a barrage of such nature, the crystal responded in kind; its mournful refusal rippled out, stunting Rohana's less than dignified temper. The sensation was enough to stop her short, to make her realise how uncouth her reaction at the time had been.

    Attempts following on from that were met with similar responses. Trying to find the right words, Rohana finally acknowledged that "It wails at times, and cries out. It's quite unpleasant actually." The pale lady had almost given up trying altogether.

    Rohana's brow furrowed in thought; Eisa's comment caught her off guard. "And what do you mean by that, bleeding it?" As much as she hated to admit it, there was still much to learn about being a Jedi. Certain phrases and statements still caused her some confusion. "Enlighten me, if you will."
     
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    Intently the Fiery haired Knight listened to the silver haired padawan, explaining that she had at first got the kyber at an auction of all places! Looking down towards her own kyber crystals resting on the floor in front of her, knowing she couldn't really comment too much about the unorthodox way that Rohana had acquired her Kyber, after all the light blue kyber that resided withing the traditionally formed lightsaber hilt started life as it were, being used as a gem in a pendant that became a family heirloom, up until it fell into Eisa's possession and later being seen for what it truly was.

    Whilst the pairing between Eisa and her inherited Kyber, was by no means the choosing of the sentient crystal - such as it were the case with Rohana and her own kyber, having purchased it at an auction. There was perhaps a difference between the two kybers, the one resting on Eisas lap had been there from the start of the Fiery haired Jedis life, and since her mother's passing hung from around her neck right until the end of her initiate training, the kyber had been able to 'watch' Eisa grow into the Jedi she is now.

    The case for Rohana on the other hand? Well it was no lie to say that the white haired woman was at times possessing an abrasive personality, kriff if Eisa didn't know any better she would have thought she was dealing with an Echani, very highly strung, unyielding but also dedicated. Despite the reputation that Rohana held within the Order, the Jedi Knight figured that despite all of curt exchanges that had been reported, it was just the Forces will that Rohana be there to challenge those around her. Not that she minded all that much, after all she had heard a lot worse than what ever Rohana had reportedly said. But more importantly Eisa appreciated straight talking, no dancing around the subject, giving vuage non comital answers or just not even answering the question. That was the reserve of politicians, blue sky thinking middle managers and the inept. The pale haired Padawan was plain speaking, no mincing of her words, and the Knight respected that.

    With the somewhat direct and short nature of the Padawan in mind, it was perhaps something that was contributing to the Kyber in questions resistance towards its new partner. Without knowing too much about the living sentience of the Force attuned crystals, Eisa suspected that for something to still be in pain and coerced into service with someone possessing quite a forceful nature, the only option for the Kyber was to resist and scream. Much like a tantruming child, but when you're a living entity with the properties of an inanimate object, there's very little else that it could do.

    A thoughtful look came over the knights features as Rohana inquired about what Eisa meant when she said that someone had tried to bleed the kyber, asking for an explanation in her own way. Nodding Eisa gestured for the Padawan to sit and get comfortable, not quite knowing just how long it would take to explain or just how far a tangent her analogies would take the conversation.

    "Well Kyber crystals are naturally aligned to the Light side of the Force. The side that resonates and gives birth to new life, kybers although they look to so many as just a sparkly crystal. They are in a way living and sentient, traditionally they would call out to those in the Force they connect with. Kinda where the kybers song comes from, only those who were destined to be paired with the crystal can hear it." Eisa explained, figuring that would be best to start from the beginning and cover the background behind the kyber crystal. It was perhaps tricky not knowing what training or background that Rohanna had, since she had in her possession one of the most identifiable hall marks of a Jedi that had unconventionally been primarily purchased, and from that there was the chance that a lot of the rights and rituals that an initiate would go through in constructing their LightSaber may had been missed.

    "But even though kybers are naturally aligned to the Lightside of the Force, why is it that those who corrupt themselves to the darkside are able to weild lightsabers?" the Fiery haired Knight resumed, giving pause for a moment to allow the padawan to think on the question. "When a Sith makes or corrupts their Lightsaber, they do it by bleeding the kyber at the heart of it" Eisa continued before pausing slightly, her features darkening slightly as she knew the conversation was about to wander into the realms of the Darkside. "During that process, the wielder would impose their strength and will upon the Kyber so it would yield and become obedient.....or they crack and shatter. The result is like that of torture i suppose" she continued before shrugging slightly, Fortunately she had not been on the receiving end of any torture and all she could do was envision the hypothetical outcomes "Like any one of us, the Kybers can only endure so much until they submit, or they die"

    Pursing her lips in thought Eisa directed her gaze towards the damaged crystal, her emerald hued eyes intently staring into the core of the Kyber, before slowly raising her gaze back to meet Rohana's "It might be why it resists you" she sighed in mid thought. "Say for instance you had just been subject to a Sith's torture for an unbearable amount of time, then all of a sudden you are carted about from one dark cell to the other. Only to be liberated by someone you don't know..." Eisa continued after a further moment of silence, figuring that perhaps it might be best to try and get the Padawan to picture the Kyber's recent life from her own perspective. "And this person wanted to you to fight for their cause as soon as you were free, whilst your are still in pain and shock from the trauma you had endured. would you find yourself willing to comply?" the knight posed, casting an inquisitive look towards the Padawan, wondering whether her approach of trying to flip the perspective around would help her understand if it was needed - again it was difficult to tell given that the female Padawan's prior training and mentor was unknown.

    "If you had been subject to such trauma, what would you desire the most? What would help you find the resolve and trust to fight with those who have rescued you?" Eisa posed after another moment of silence, so to allow the Padawan time to dwell and muse on the questions that the Jedi Knight was posing. In her own mind the fiery haired Jedi, knew what would be needed. But she would hope that she had given Rohana enough to come to her own conclusion, after all even though it was based on her own experience in learning, Eisa found that being lead towards the answer was more beneficial rather than being told it. Otherwise it would be a never ending lecture that you would zone out of in no time.
     
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    Rarely would Rohana allow herself to be lectured; if she sought a particular piece of information, she'd find it herself and become engrossed in the details. In fact, she prided herself on this stoic independance. Where other Jedi padawan sought out masters and mentors, Rohana did not. Instead, she thought to teach and enrich herself through her own means, using experience and knowledge to further her ambition. True, this was a method of trial and error but it was a beneficial one. It built character as well as resilience, two words you could define Rohana by.

    Still, there was no shame in knowing when to seek out aid. This meeting with Eisa was a rare but welcomed occurrence. Count herself pleasantly surprised. The fiery-haired Jedi had a certain way of explaining things; she made the complicated topic seem more like a story than anything and it was a narrative Rohana could relate to, albeit with some slight embarrassment. Already memories came rushing back in a flurry of visions. Along her path towards becoming a Jedi, the pale lady had found herself a prisoner, a captive to slavers. The indignation was beyond tolerable. But Eisa had unexpectedly come to her rescue, freeing Rohana before she could be sold to Force knows who. True, their first introductions were less than pleasant; hostility was the noble's instinctive defense and much like her crystal, Rohana had resisted aid.

    And Eisa will never let me forget it; she's even using it as an anecdote...Typical.

    Usually, she'd take offense to this mockery but for now, Rohana endured it. Humility was sometimes a necessary virtue, especially when the outcome was worth the lesson. She only hoped Eisa wouldn't make this teaching style a habit. With the disquisition concluded, the white-haired lady found herself posed with a series of questions. Rather than simply giving Rohana the answers, Eisa wanted her to come to her own conclusions. A mature approach, surprising given the rebel's audacious nature.

    Never would I have ever considered Eisa a mentor-type; the Force works in mysterious ways.

    Taking a moment to now reflect, Rohana pondered the subject. Her crystal had suffered an immense amount of trauma, so much so that its very integrity had nearly shattered. She wondered who it had been, who was the one so determined to taint this jewel? Whoever it was, their efforts proved fruitless. And yes, there was a degree of smug satisfaction, seeing as they failed to achieve their nefarious intentions. Still, the damage had been done. The wise option would be to abandon the crystal and seek out another; fragmented kybers could become unstable, dangerous even. There was no remedy for the cracks within its heart.

    And yet...Rohana could relate.

    "As the saying goes, time heals all wounds; I admit, I rushed the bonding process. In an attempt to consolidate my destiny as a Jedi, I hindered my own process." Considering herself a ruminant, Rohana was never idle, not when it came to self-assessments. "By forcing my will onto the crystal...I was acting no better than a Sith." Such a repugnant thought, it created deep scowls across the noble's face.

    There was no point lying to herself. Rohana had acted in haste, and as a result, had probably done more harm than good. The sheer mass of this revelation was enough to force her into an uncomfortable silence. A remarkable feat, however shortlived. After a moment, she beckoned Eisa for the crystal and used to force to take hold of it. Though the lighting was limited, Rohana took her time inspecting the jewel, seeming to try and see it through a new perspective.

    "So, my crystal resisted the bleeding process. It defied a Sith." Subtle appreciation could be seen shining through in her tone, perhaps even a slither of pride. "Impressive. I'd expect nothing less."

    Then the strangest thing ccurred. The crystal chimed, its subtle presence rippling tentative throughout the force. Rohana blinked, not quite sure what to make of it; she looked to Eisa for answers. The gem had certainly never done that before.

     
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    A light smile crossed the fiery haired Jedi's features in response to Rohana's initial comment, pleased that her rather unusual means of explaining things had paid off as it were. It seemed that Rohana understood that despite appearances, the living conduits of the Force were very much like their wielders - not only were they sensitive to the Force, but they were sensitive to the influences that would act upon them. For better or for the worse. Eisa's eyes narrowed a little as she regarded the deep scowl spread over the Padawan's features, seemingly disheartened that her driven nature, had presented her to the Kyber crystal as being little different to it's previous owner. A light chortle escaped the Knights lips at the thought, the Padawan was known to be abrupt and to the point, but a Sith? No, she could tell that the Padawan was devoted to the light, even if her devotion was bordering on Zealotry.

    A grin soon crossed the Knight's features, as the Padawan came to the pride ladened proclamation that the Kyber had resisted the attempts of a Sith to bleed it. "Seems like its the right match for ya" Eisa responded, casting the Padawan a wry grin and a teasing wink. Before slowly shifting her seated position slightly, more so that she was slightly closer to the pale padawan and kneeling. Not enough to raise suspicion but enough so that Rohana was in close reach for the Jedi Knight. A plan was forming in her mind, something that would hopefully aid the Padawan and her kyber. Whilst it was true that over time the Kyber would heal and learn to accept Rohana as its wielder, Eisa knew that the Padawan was perhaps too focused and driven to allow the healing process to take too long.

    "Now, guess its down to the healing" Eisa remarked as she settled down into her new position, a thoughtful expression crossing her features as she regarded the Padawan. "How would you look to try and heal the Kyber?" the Jedi knight posed, as her emerald hued gaze locked firm with the blue eyes of Rohana. "Unfortunately healing through the Force doesn't have the same effect as it would on the likes of us. Something to do with the structure of the crystal" she continued, before raising a hand to lightly scratch at her cheek. "Think theres very few options open to us" Eisa added with a light shrug, as a slight glint sparked in the corner of her eye. With a sudden movement, the Fiery haired Knight lunged forward and waved her hand along the front of the Padawan's face.

    Rohana's senses fell into darkness; light, sound all of it baring a cold wintry breeze had left the Jedi Padawan. Whilst the Fiery haired knight had been speaking she had been subtly channelling and focusing the Force within her, unleashing the Force in the moment of the Padawan's distraction and forcing Rohana into a deep trance. Stepping up from her position, Eisa stepped closer towards the entranced padawan, keeping a hand projected towards the pale female's to keep her locked in the trance. Crouching down in front of Rohana, Eisa picked up the ice blue Kyber out of her Padawan's hand. A warm smile crossing her features as she looked over the cracked Kyber, her emerald hued eyes studying the faint cracks withing the crystals seems. "Well guessing this will be better than you pair butting heads" Eisa chuckled, as she closed her hand around the held crystal and channelled the Force into the small gem.

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    Within Rohana's darkness, the wintry breeze picked up, as soft cold smatterings of fine snow fell upon the Padawan's exposed flesh. Within the centre of the darkness, a shimmering almost human like form appeared. A light blue glowing silhouette at first before it gradually shifted into a pale female, her shimmering skin although alabaster in appearance, was pitted and scarred with countless cracks, that seeped a pale icy blue glow. Slowly the recently formed figure raised her hand up infront of her face, a look of astonishment and bewilderment evident on her features. Her eyes intently looking at the light that was seeping through her skin.

    After intently studying what seemed like a newly found appendage, the shimmering figure slowly lowered her hand back down to the side. Her gaze moving away from where her limb had been, before looking around her dark surroundings - seemingly lost and uncertain as to what she was seeing. If what had just happened threw Rohana off, it was moreso for the manifested figure. After slowly surveying her surroundings, the figure's gaze fell upon that of Rohana. Stopping dead in her tracks as her eyes widened initially before narrowing, her head tilting to the sight slightly. "What...." The figure softly spoke before a shocked expression crossed her features, hands rushing up towards her mouth - curious fingers touching upon the part of this new form that had somehow created sound. "What is this?...." she continued as her hands lowered back down to her side. "Who are you?"
     
  10. Rohana Feyre

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    "Options? Such as-" Rohana didn't get a chance to finish the rest of her words. One minute, she was sat opposite Eisa, the next, there was nothing but pure oblivion and the chill that came with it. At first, Rohana was understandably panicked, having no clue as to what exactly had just transpired. But she knew who to blame...

    "Eisa!" Feyre didn't really expect much of an answer, the shouting was just so she could vent. "This had better not be one of your tricks. You know how I feel about this!"

    This is why Rohana liked to avoid Eisa. Helpful as she may be, there was always the threat of spontaneity, a facet of personality Rohana abhorred. Act on a whim was one thing, but this was near enough unpredictable. What exactly did Eisa expect her to do in this state? Wasn't their consultation coming to an acceptable end? Knowing Eisa, that was the problem. Perish the thought anything ever is done normally; no, the fiery-haired knight just had to play on the theatrics.

    As soon as I free myself of this... illusion? Sham? I'm going to slap the colour right off-

    Vicious promises aside, Rohana paused once more. She always alone, it seemed. There was a woman, or something akin to a woman; whoever or whatever she was, one thing was for certain, she certainly wasn't human. Jagged cracks marred her entire form and light as pure as the stars shone through.

    Needless to say, the mysterious woman looked just as confused as Rohana. What exactly was all this? "A very good question." Still, it didn't take long to put the two pieces of the puzzle together; it did, however, conclude the fact that Eisa will never be trusted again.

    Unable to quite believe her own eyes, Rohana made the first awkward introductions, "I am Lady Feyre and you are a kyber crystal. Correct?"

    Exactly what is this going to achieve?

    Rohana made a mental note; never, ever, trust Eisa again...
     
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    A perplexed expression crossed the shimmering beingvs features as the pale haired figure introduced herself - before addressing the shimmering figure; identifying her as being a Kyber Crystal, before questioning her whether that was correct. Was the pale haired figure correct? Well she must be, surely? "I am Kyber Crystal" the figure softly spoke as she raised a hand and placed it against her chest. "You are Lady Feyre" she continued almost in a child like manner, trying to process this amount of information and stimuli after so long., was no easy feat. "That must be correct" the shimmering manifestation of the Kyber Crystal spoke out before looking down to her cacked skin and pointed at the seeping glow of the Force energies creeping out from within her. "because you are whole" she murmured, as the perplexed look over her features moulded into one of pensive thought.

    There was something about the pale haired lady, yes she was whole; but, within there was a familiar sensation. There was the sensation of the Force flowing within Lady Feyre. Albeit it it was by contrast to the sheer volume of energy that flowed through the living conduit, there was a growing strength and potential within the Padawan. A curious expression crossed the Kyber's features "You're sensitive to the Force. Correct? " she questioned aloud, though much like the words spoken by Rohana, they sounded more a statement of fact than a question.

    Catiously the shimmering figure started to shuffle about in a small circle before, as if seemingly like a child taking its first steps and building confidence started to almost absent mindedly walk about in thought. Each footstep leaving a trail of cracked frost as a fractal footprint. Her gaze would mostly linger upon the blemishes of her body, before inquisitively casting the Padawan a fleeting glance. Before after a few moments of tentively looking between her cracks and the Padawan. The shimmering figure, like an inquisitive child, decidedly came to the decision that she was going to just simply touch it.

    As soon as her flesh made contact with the crack running along her forearm, A torrent of seething pain poured out into the Force from within the living conduit. The light seeping from the figure darkening as the area of the projected astral plane was poured into a biting artic wind, the soft flakes that had fallen upon the pair became like concrentared shards of ice. As the darkness rolled in, so did the realisation; the personified form of the Kyber had felt this before, its eyes narrowing as she locked a cold icey gaze onto the Padawan. "You're one of them" the figure spoke, the tone sharp and now lost of all its confusion. "You're Lady Feyre, one of them, those who makes me break" the figure continued as she circled around the padawan, each foot step ringing out with the sound of ice cracking.

    From within the surface of the ground sharp fractal shards of ice erupted upwards, encompassing the perimeter around the Padawan and the shimmering kybers projected Form. Enclosing them within an ice cave, similar to that of found in the kyber deposits of Illum. Coming to a standstill the kyber looked over the Padawan once again, eyes narrowing as she could sense the air of protest building within Rohana. "You will be brought to heel. Do you understand me?..... If you will not yield, then you will break." the kyber abruptly spoke before the Padawan could counter the accusation levied at her, quoting the words uttered in frustration barely an hour prior. "A Kybers life is not that of servitude Rohana, it is that of union" the shimmering figure spoke as it locked its gaze with Rohana. "by what reason and right should I entrust myself to you? "

    A poignant question, coming from the Kybers manifested Form, by what reason and more importantly why should it be that the Kyber accepts Rohana as its connection to the living Force? It was for many Jedi something they learned during the Gathering Ceremony, through; hours, days if not months of contemplation and meditation. Something that the Fiery haired instigator, knew all too well for her self. Even though her Kybers had literally came into her path either through inheritance or the chance finding of the crystal that called out to her on Ellora. Eisa knew that the Padawan lacked the luxury that she was afforded during her training under Master Reach, which like so many aspects of the Jedi Knight, she sought to rectify - no matter how unorthodox her means was.

    Silently the Jedi Knight would continue to observe the mediation of the Padawan and her Kyber Crystal. Reading the currents of the Force from outside of the astral vision, keeping a keen mind open to intervene should things sour in the interactions playing out. Though deep down she hoped that Rohana would understand; not just that a Kyber in the hands of a Jedi was not subservient to its wielder, but for a true union to exist. The Jedi must carry and share not only the Kybers strength, but also its burdens and pain. If the Jedi would accept that responsibility, the kyber would open itself to its wielder, allowing them to share in their combined strength and resolve, ever at its wielder's side, until the moment the Jedi passes their final breath. That was the bonds that tied a Jedi to its Kyber and weapon, a gravity that Eisa would help Rohana understand.
     
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  12. Rohana Feyre

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    For a moment, Rohana simply stared, unsure what to make of this crystalline manifestation; who knew the Force had this much potential, the capability of giving an astral form that something as sentient as a crystal. It was quite remarkable and equally unnerving. Up until this point, Rohana had never once considered the possibility of the kyber jewel actually possessing a consciousness; she merely thought they were inanimate vessels, minerals infused with tangible properties. Empathising with such trinkets would have seemed ludicrous. Yet here she was, standing right before Rohana's eyes. A living embodiment of a kyber crystal.

    But there was an air of discontent, and rightfully so.

    The crystal felt betrayed, had been previously wounded by another. Add Rohana's usual heavy-handedness and it all equates to hostility. To her credit, the pale lady did not balk, even at the gem's crackling form began to circle. Apologies were for the weak, simple words would do little to pacify the injustice done onto the jewel; whilst Rohana wouldn't admit to her guilt, she would acknowledge her mistake.

    "I was wrong..." She might not like declaring it, but at least she was enough to say it aloud. "I didn't understand - You or any of this. What I did, what I have done in the past...It's always been with the best intentions." She wasn't sure however if that made the situation better or worse. Why was she finding it so hard to talk to a crystal anyway?

    This was frustrating, so much so that it was giving Rohana a headache. Eisa must be loving this, seeing her struggle. Why did everything have to be so intangible with that woman? A question for later perhaps. For now, the pale Jedi tried to focus, taking a moment to center herself and think. She closed her eyes, hoping perhaps for the force to guide her towards an answer. But all she could sense of the coldness of ice; they were now encased, cocooned in the dark. Oddly, Rohana didn't feel an ounce of fear; she felt... a growing sense of awareness. The longer she stood there, staring at this living crystal, the closer she felt to formulating an answer. As always, Rohana spoke with pragmatism in mind; why flounder about with words, groveling, when you could speak the words that were written on your heart?

    "I have no right to you; I see that now. Everything and everyone has a will of their own; that in itself is a gift from the Force. And I tried to circumvent that."

    Looking passed the kyber woman, Rohana noted the reflections in the ice; she angled herself so that her reflection sided with that of the crystal. "You and I are very similar; not the same, but similar. We've both been hurt by others, we both carry scars - some more visible than others," she said this, gesturing to cracks that lined kyber's form. "I regret not showing you to respect you deserve, and if this union does not come to pass, then the least I can do is promise to honour your final choice. I will personally return you to Ilum, if that is your wish."

    Trying to put herself in the crystal position, Rohana herself would appreciate something similar. But ultimately, the Jedi wanted this bond to happen - so long as it was a mutual agreement. Without her crystal as an ally, what could she really achieve? "I will say this; you and I, we could accomplish so much together. We could become champions of the light, and Force willing, break the siege of darkness that stole us from our homes."

    As her last act, Rohana then offered out her hand.

    "But I can't do it alone."

     
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    Quietly the manifestation of the kyber crystal continued to circle around the white haired Jedi Padawan. Listening intently as Rohana said her piece, proclaiming that she had no right to lay claim over the kyber, admitting that she had been wrong in her understanding of how the union was to be between kybers and their Jedi. The bond between the two elements of the Force was one predominantly by the Kybers own choosing, after all it was from the crystals that would sing out through the Force to one particular Jedi.

    Coming to a standstill as the Jedi spoke out, commenting that despite appearances, they were more alike than it would appear. The kybers gaze falling down to the shimmering light that emerged from her shattered skin, as Rohana suggested that her own scars were not as visible as the Kybers. Her gaze returning back to the padawan, as she pledged to honor the kybers decision, even offering to take her back to Illum, if she so chose. A curious look crossed the kybers features as she mused on the mention of Illum, was that where the kyber had grown? It was strange to know the name of the planet the kyber had originated from.

    Then came the final pledge from the pale Jedis lips, that together they could become a driving force that would push darkness back into the deepest recesses of the galaxy. The crystals personification directed her gaze towards the hand being offered to her, whilst the Jedi admitted that she couldn't achieve the pledge alone. Tentively the kyber looked at her own cracked hand for a moment, it's lips pursing in thought for a moment. "If I take your hand, you do realise you have to bare the weight of my own pain" the kyber spoke out as its gaze moved to meet Rohanas "it is the price of accepting my strength" it added, before extending its hand to meet Rohanas.

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    As the kybers hand made contact with the Jedi's there was a sudden rush of a cold sensation along the female's skin, as if rohana had just wrapped her grip around a shard of ice. But that sensation would be short lived, as the crystalline fingers clasped around the exposed flesh, a sharp and intense pain bored throughout the Padawans body. The sensation was as if her very nerve endings were on fire, such was the agony that the Kyber had felt every time someone had forcefully exerted their will upon the kyber. In order for the union to be a true one, the Jedi would have to bare witness to the kybers past. But it was not one side, as the pain from the kyber radiated through the Jedi, the pain and suffering that Rohana had endured flooded through the kyber, who after a few moments of enduring the shared sensations, threw its head backwards as its shimmering form shattered and exploded into a pure ice blue hued light.

    Then there was nothing but a momentary darkness, the sight of the dimly lit meditation chamber gradually returned to the Jedi Padawan. Sat in front of her was the Fiery haired Knight, who cast a warm smile towards Rohana before nodding and gesturing towards the padawans lightsaber that was sat fully assembled and housing the now bonded Kyber Crystal. But unlike beforehand, the body of the lightsaber had been modified at the top, where there had been a single emitter, there were now three, the two smaller additional ones positioned to the sides of the main central emitter. "Whilst you were meditating, I took a closer look at your Kyber Crystal" Eisa spoke out with a slight frown on her features.

    "Unfortunately due to the fracturing, the channeled energies of the blade would be unstable, the crystals act as natural focusing lenses, but with the cracks it sustained during the bleeding attempts there is a risk that the blade would be unregulated" the Fiery haired Knight continued to explain, as her gaze flitted between the Padawan and the waiting lightsaber hilt. "To save the risk of your lightsaber exploding in your hands, I had installed two additional emitters to vent the excess energy" Eisa added, knowing that whether the padawan cared or not that whist she had been in a induced trance, the Jedi Knight had been tinkering with her weapon, she exercised her duty of care, by making sure that Rohana wouldnt loose her hand the moment she ignited the lightsaber for the first time now that she was truly bonded with the crystal that sat at the weapons heart. "but to important matters" Eisa added before gesturing towards the lightsaber with her hand. "see how it feels to wield the closest ally you will ever have" she continued before slowly getting back up to her feet, inviting the padawan to ignite her lightsaber.