Thanks to the tremendous hard work and efforts of the Galactic Alliance faction leader @Minuteman75 and the first five Jedi (@Valen Pelora, @Sangga, @Mithias, @Orbit and @Deviant), and anyone else that stepped up to help train, enough Jedi hopefuls have been trained to where the knowledge/teachings of the Jedi is spreading. As a result, players may submit their characters beginning at Jedi Padawan rank instead of Jedi Hopeful. They are now able to start with a saber and basic Force powers that are equivalent to the Sith acolyte ranks, and they are not required to go through training with one of the five or anyone else in order to have this rank. Remember - the profile tag will still be 'Galactic Alliance'. Locations and numbers of the rebels are still hidden in general so please ensure that your character starts with the same minimal knowledge that other padawans have for now! Thank you once again to all your hard work in making this an official step! This faction has organically grown into what it is today through the sheer hard work and efforts of the players.