Chapters of Caladglær

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    Caladglær

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    Before the reader lies Caladglær, a thick tome with an exceptionally ornate hardcover. Inlaid in the earthen brown spine is the book’s name, with the golden letters glistening brightly to the eye. As the reader would run their hand along the cover and flip its pages, the faint smell of fresh pine would rise to remind one of a forest growing along a mountainside, similar to where the tome was first written. Nested in the richly crafted cover was a circular, sky-blue memory crystal. As the reader calls upon the Force to unlock it, their mind would be filled with the words of an ancient Jedi creed.

    I am a Jedi, an instrument of peace;

    Where there is hatred I shall bring love;
    Where there is injury, pardon;
    Where there is doubt, faith;
    Where there is despair, hope;
    Where there is darkness, light;
    And where there is sadness, joy.

    I am a Jedi.

    I shall never seek so much to be consoled as to console;
    To be understood as to understand;
    To be loved as to love;
    For it is in giving that we receive;
    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
    And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

    The Force is with me always, for I am a Jedi.​
     
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    Greetings, Jedi.
    I have taken it upon myself to pen this book, this Glîr'uin Calad <Poem-Song of the Light>, to both strengthen and guide my brethren in the Order. As we ceaselessly toil in defense of the helpless and strive against the creatures of the Dark, we must not blindly and hatefully seek for the blood of our enemies. The temptation of the Dark Side is strong, and it will even look to seduce you through your good intentions and upright heart. But remember — the root of this Taint is selfishness and the desire for power. As Jedi, our duty is not to ourselves or even to the Order, but to the Light Side and the Force.

    I therefore admonish you, brothers and sisters, to seek not your own gain but to uplift others before you. It is my sole hope that you will find in Caladglær both encouragement in your journey and tools to strengthen your purpose. Though the path of a Jedi is difficult indeed, take heart. Though the power of the Dark Side is strong, our Light is stronger. Let your hope be rekindled and your Light never fade.

    Vanya sulie <Fair winds>, and may the Force be with you always.


    Saeros


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    Table of Contents
    Chapter 1
    Chapter 2
     
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    As the reader would turn the page to the first chapter, their eyes would meet an image drawn in black ink with a skilled hand. It depicted a Force user summoning the winds to his command, blasting away several assailants in a cyclone and whipping up the dust and rocks around him into a swirling cloud. Though the Jedi at the eye of this storm displayed immense power, it was also clear that he showed no anger or passion — only peaceful resolution.

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    Among the Force school of Elemental Manipulation, Aerokinesis is one of the most versatile disciplines. Cryokinesis, while certainly having the potential for defensive measures, shines through its offensive uses alone. The wielding of both Pyro and Electro are dangerous indeed for a Jedi, as one must struggle against the passionate and dark thoughts of death and pain in their uses. Even through Aerokinesis, Jedi must search their feelings so as to not perform vile acts of cruelty. With such perils and stumbling blocks, shall we then altogether cast aside the manipulation of the elements? Certainly not! I say to you, it is through constant vigilance and a well-disciplined mind that one may wield such with power and serenity.

    As I already possess the ability to fly, allow myself the privilege of bias towards Force Wind. The creation of updrafts and currents in the air is most useful for easing the strain on my wings during flight, allowing myself to maintain my speed and endurance far longer than my brethren are capable of. But I digress, there are few among the Jedi who also know the joys of the wind and sky.

    The generation, shaping, and manipulation of the air is, clearly, invisible to the eye unless particles of dust or other debris are caught up in its performance. One must not confuse Aerokinesis with Telekinesis — for both are vastly different schools of the Force. It is for this reason that many Force Sensitive opponents can be easily caught off guard, as counterattacks against Telekinesis will be largely ineffective against Aerokinesis. As the Jedi shapes and utilizes the air around them to attack or defend, it is notably indirect as opposed to simply attempting to target a specific person or object through the Force. Although there is certainly a defense for such attacks, as with all things, its obscurity is a great boon to practitioners.

    Here, Saeros has scrawled notes written in Rishii in the margins of the pages. It reads, "Aiya, Rishi! Vanimle sila tiri. Sut dolle gwaew pannanîn rovail, cormamin niuve tenna’ ta elea lle au’." <Oh, Rishi! Your beauty shines bright. How your wind filled my wings, my heart shall weep until it sees thee again.>
     
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    With the basics of Aerokinesis described and its usefulness to a Jedi divulged, the next several pages appeared to continue the subject and dive into greater detail on the many uses of manipulating the wind. Along the top of the page that began the second chapter, Saeros had sketched several drawings of Rishii and how their flight patterns were affected by the wind. Annotations in his native language accompany the sketches, but they were lightly penned and seem directed towards his kin.

    Reader, allow me to further discuss the great many uses of Aerokinesis. Though I could fill these pages with the knowledge of wind patterns and how to bend the air to your will for flight, I understand it would be in vain as disappointingly few would make use of it. However, I shall describe the other forms in which Aerokinesis can be wielded. Firstly, it can be used in defense of either yourself or an ally. By commanding the wind, a Jedi can purify toxins from the air that would otherwise cause great harm. Though such an action can certainly be taken upon being assaulted by gas grenades or other such means, I would advise seeking filtration suits instead if one finds themselves in harmful environments. Continually purifying the air in a perpetually dangerous location will cause even the most powerful of Jedi to tire, leaving you vulnerable to any manner of attack. Another such defensive measure Aerokinesis provides is the ability to still the air, preventing ear-damaging effects of great roars or screams in the Force from affecting you. This method can even be used in great storms or boisterous crowds, should a Jedi need to calm themselves and provide a peaceful, quiet aura around them.

    The reader's eyes would be met by another drawing, much like the one in the first chapter. A Jedi stood upon a rock, drawing upon the air around him to create what appeared to be a pressurized "ball" of wind to hurl at an opponent.

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    Secondly, Aerokinesis has many offensive measures. One such powerful utilization of the wind is the ability to gather the air around you into one space, pressurizing it so compactly that it can be hurled at great speeds at an opponent. Such application, as I have drawn above, is not for an apprentice of Aerokinesis. Only Masters of the Force should undertake such an attempt, as the release of the pressurized air will explode and cause immense concussive damage to its target. A further extension of this discipline is the power to manipulate the very air pressure around an opponent. A highly advanced ability, this application will both crush and suffocate the target — while being vastly different than simply crushing with Telekinesis. Mechanical constructs and droids are particularly vulnerable to such methods, as the continued pressure will dent and destroy the metal that holds them together.

    Lastly, though by far the greatest in scope, a Jedi can conjure gales and cyclones of immensely varying sizes. Their experience with the Force directly reflects their ability to generate and control the air. Though the smallest of cyclones can be created either around a target or elsewhere and then hurled toward an opponent, the greatest of windstorms can block out even the sun.

    Drawn below is a sketch depicting a lone Jedi creating a cyclone of massive proportions. One can only imagine the power and attunement such a Jedi would need to be able to sustain and wield the air in this way.

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    Be wary, Jedi, in that your mind is in the right place. Such power can corrupt even the most steadfast of Jedi. Within, you must embody harmony, while without you are naught but a hurricane.