General information Type Culture Owner(s) Location(s) Gem Jedi Arda Breaux Arda Breaux Physical & technical specifications Effect Range Amplifies a Force power from the user to be more powerful than it otherwise would be Hand-held Lore information Type Personal lore . Gift of the Bendu "Just because something as it once was, does not mean that is the pinnacle of it's existence." —The Bendu, speaking to Arda⁽¹⁾ The Gift of the Bendu is a gem, forged by the mystical creature to assist someone truly believed to be special in the eyes of the Force. The Bendu creates gifts for those that are deemed worthy - this is the gift granted to Arda by the Bendu when she sought to understand her place in the Galaxy. Spoiler: Contents Contents1.Overview 2. Intent Overview The Bendu is a creature older than most recorded time and a creature so in tune with the living Force that it can see what remains unseen by even the most powerful Force users. Despite many Force Spirits being focused on either the Light or the Dark, The Bendu is proudly the one in the middle. It does not judge those who come before it seeking knowledge of their actions or their alignment - it judges the people who meet it based on who they are at their core. The gem in the palm of a hand. The gift given to Arda is nothing more than a gem that the Bendu created to help to make it's point - or at least that is all it appeared at the time and all that it will continue to be until Arda proves herself. Just as she received the gem for impressing it in the first place, she must return to the Bendu and face it's trials to have the true power of the gem awaken. Until such a time as she proves herself further by passing the trials, the gem will remain entirely worthless. Once Arda has proven herself however, the Bendu will enhance the gem, changing it from nothing more than a shiny stone into an artifact that could be of great use to a Jedi in their struggle. The trials set by the Bendu are as follows and MUST be completed, or else the gem shall remain nothing but a gem. The Trial of Self - This is the trial already passed by Arda. The Bendu challenged her to understand and accept who she was as a person both within herself and within the Force. She impressed it enough to allow her to take the stone in it's entirely unpowered form. The Trial of Pain - This is a trial Arda has not yet undergone. This trial involves the Bendu causing such fear and loathing and hatred inside Arda that she is tempted by the Dark Side. It is based on her actions during this time that the Bendu decides if she is worthy to continue. If she passes this trial, the stone begins to resonate with the Light side of the Force and can be used as a soothing presence when meditating but, still, has no power. The Trial of Worth - This is the final trial to activate the true power of the gem. The Bendu will challenge Arda one final time - to combat using only the Force. Should she pass this challenge, the gem will be fully activated by the Bendu and it's powers shall be her's to use as the gem's holder. Due to its power, the gem is difficult to wield consecutively, since it can be overwhelmed. Therefore, it needs to cool down after being used (1 post CD), and if used a maximum of 2 times (in a thread) it becomes useless for the next few days as it recharges. Intent To add a powerful Jedi Artifact to-be, that can be achieved through completing the challenges of The Bendu, an incredibly powerful Force User known to be The One In The Middle. The Bendu must be staff DMed and is likely level 4. The idea was to make a Jedi version of Rex's gauntlet from last TL - it amplifies the power of a Force move to be 1 level higher than the user's own current level. So a level 2's attack would have the power/effect of a level 3. Note: Arda is GABA's PC, and I have approval from her for this write up.