RELEVANT THREADS TO THE JEDI COVENANT'S FORMATION The Tribunal of Valentine Rayth Judgment Day Hello and Goodbye Dear Savareen PLOT OVERVIEW The Jedi Covenant sprung from the Galactic Republic. When the Alliance Council invoked summary judgment on two Jedi Masters without discussion or feedback from some within the Council, Jedi Master Vu’thari believed that the Alliance Council was inherently flawed and hoped that it would right itself. However, the Alliance Council stayed firm in its actions and Jedi Master Vu’thari underwent a self-imposed exile soon after evacuating Savareen. He did so not out of anger or spite—it was because he was concerned with the preservation of the Jedi. Vu'thari believed that the Alliance Council continues to be ineffectual at present and is not run like a true Council—the interests of all Jedi would not be upheld within its structure. However, he still holds out hope that this will change in the future, having faith that the leaders will learn from their mistakes. Vu'thari was not alone in these beliefs...Jedi followed him out of the Galactic Alliance. With him becoming an exile, he told his padawans and Jedi Knight what occurred, leaving the decision to join him or to stay with the Galactic Alliance. All of them joined Vu’thari and together they have now formed the Jedi Covenant. The Jedi Covenant serves as the root of what will come in the future, also going by the name “Jedi Covenant”. Although the aims are similar, the group that would be formed by Krynda Draay. However, this original Jedi Covenant does not harbor the fanatical hatred of the Sith to a point where anger runs this effort. The primary goal of the Jedi Covenant is to preserve and train the Jedi. The Jedi Covenant believes these tenets: 1. Believe that Jedi are not common soldiers. They are a different type of warrior with different types of needs. 3. Believe that Jedi need to police their own to ensure a true course in the path of the Jedi. It takes other Jedi to train padawans against the Dark Side. 4. Believe that if they do not train the next generation of Jedi, then the Jedi will fall into extinction. Preserving the Jedi Order has to happen at all costs. This means secrecy in their training, operations, locations, etc. to a point of paranoia. It is not an overriding theme, but an adherence to security that has to be followed for self-preservation. Compartmentalization of information is utilized throughout this organization. 5. Believe in the controlling of emotion - not letting it guide their actions, but not suppressing it entirely either--organic sentients are not droids – feelings happen. It is control of these feelings that is important. 6. Believe that they must establish a secret Jedi Academy so that they can strike out at the Empire as more and more Jedi are trained. 7. Believe in fighting alongside almost any opposition to the Sith, whether it be Mandalorians, underworld forces, the Galactic Alliance, etc. 8. Believe in a traditional Jedi Order run by Jedi. They believe they must work together with others to fight against oppression and tyranny. Founding principles are that of self discipline, responsibility and service to the denizens of the galaxy. ORGANIZATION Security is paramount within the Jedi Covenant. Every Jedi that enters into this organization is thoroughly investigated and questioned. However, rarely do Jedi seek out this organization because most do not even know of its existence. Members of the Jedi Covenant usually approach those they think would be a good fit into their ranks. Funding for this organization comes by way of businesses in Ord Mantell and other anonymous parties who support the Jedi in their truest form. The Jedi Covenant is a traditional structure based on the Jedi Order. While still young in the progression of its padawans, it subscribes to the traditional “ranks” of Jedi: Bulwark Prerequisite: Non-Force sensitive member that believes in this cause and supports this organization Jedi Prospect Prerequisite: Force sensitive being evaluated whether to train or not – not a member of the faction at this point Jedi Padawan Prerequisite: Becomes a padawan the moment a Knight or Master begins training the prospect within the faction Jedi Knight Prerequisite: Has completed training as a padawan and passed the Jedi Knight Trials. These trials are multifaceted in nature and are quite dangerous (typically Jedi Knights are Level 2, but it is not required. Advancement is based on merit.) Jedi Master Prerequisite: Has shown competence and judgment befitting a Jedi Master and has trained a padawan to become a Jedi Knight (typically Jedi Masters are Level 3, but it is not required. Advancement is based on merit.) Jedi Councilor *Prerequisite: This rank has not been instituted yet ROSTER @Vuthari - Jedi Master @Ayasha Waya - Jedi Knight @Prax Dek - Jedi Padawan @Ashlyna Talmount - Jedi Padawan @Torin Crow - Jedi Padawan @Hal Pert - Jedi Padawan @Otus Wycolm - Jedi Padawan ASSETS The Jedi Covenant no longer has the resources of the Galactic Alliance. Ord Mantell Safehouses Vu'thari and his padawans have moved from Nar Shaddaa to Ord Mantell, utilizing a series of small safehouses there. INTENT This is a PC organization of Jedi that disagree with how the Galactic Alliance has handled Jedi. This organization is full of mostly Jedi, but also a few non-force sensitive support members. This faction allows a more traditional style of playing Jedi in this timeline. This PC faction allows opportunities for more Jedi-centric stories, while still fighting against the Sith and supporting the Mandalorians and Galactic Alliance in this mission. The Jedi within the Jedi Covenant can be described as gritty, cautious and street smart. However, they also very traditional and quite stringent in their advancement of Jedi ranks.