The Noble and Most Ancient House of Phoenix

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  1. Autumn's Firefly

    Autumn's Firefly Tired of these Shenanakins

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    The Phoenix Family

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    The Noble and Most Ancient House of Phoenix, a small branching family, was a formerly Jedi oriented Force Using family during the time of the Great Galactic War and beyond.


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    There are some who choose to live their lives. There are some who choose to doddle in the affairs of mortality, hoping to understand the nature of life. And there are some who see life for what it has become, and strive to deal with the realities while hoping for the best. This a Phoenix makes. To be a Phoenix is to be a leader in every walk of life, to bring happiness and joy to those who protect it's sanctity, and hold no quarter in the face of those who would steal it away. Healing the broken in all senses of the word, from the smallest of problems and debates. But so too does it mean fire and blood in the name of that which is just, to cast aside one's inhibitions and sacrifice oneself for the betterment of all.

    Since time on Desare began, there was only ever one Phoenix. His birth name lost to the whispers of time. Arcturus, (literally translated to Encompasses-All-Death-Fire) as he became known, swore an oath of vengeance against the fire drakes of the North following a massive slaughter of the Vahla. Alone and unaided, he waged his war to cleanse existence of their oppressive nature. His actions where ultimately deemed worthy of appointment to the post of Vahl's Chosen, and thus the lineage of the Phoenix began. In time, he sired a daughter whom he named Vestus, in their tongue meaning 'Wind-Blades-Fire'. The girl quickly grew into the antithesis of what her father represented, instead choosing to serve the Vahla as a healer and connection to the Force and their Goddess, Vahl. She commonly offered guidance with the sincerest hand, and her actions soon drew the attention of one Anton Van Alasdaire.

    The pair quickly eloped, siring two children. In a tragic twist of fate, only one ever came to achieve the mantle. Venatus Phoenix ('Wind-Bright-Fire'), once devoted to the Embers, cast side his titles and chose to wage a shadow war against the one who posed as their Goddess. The woman he loved, but who held no love in her heart. To her was sired one child, Kathreveris Van Alasdaire, who in time would become Alexandrus Phoenix. However, she was presumed dead for many years, and thus a new and strange philosophy was born. Venatus chose to adopt his pupil, a Jedi Knight by the name of Aliyah Coven, and train her to become his successor. In time, she convinced Venatus to join the Jedi Order and aide in the war against the Sith. He attempted to pass on his knowledge of combat to any who would listen, and remained a light in even the darkest hour, slain by Zanna Kressh, Camilla Shan and Nayeli Aeron.

    Aliyah then chose to rise to the mantle of Phoenix after a short period of mourning, focusing on the single goal of saving the Jedi Order in any way she could. Taking upon herself the name of Alius, which meant 'Soft-Fire' in the ancient tongue. Unfortunately, her efforts appeared to be in vain, and those among her rank and file disagreed with her philosophies in unison. She chose to adopt a child, Jexz Kira - whom she had met and encountered multiple times prior to - and granted to him the name of Carthus, meaning 'Steadfast-Fire'. It was Alius, the Fourth, who legitimized Kathreveris Van Alasdaire into the entity known as Alexandrus Phoenix. She was slain by the Dark Council on Ruusan alongside her fellow Jedi.

    How the family will fair from this point forward remains to be seen, but their roots remain firmly planted in that which is morally right. Each Phoenix may choose to interpret the Force however they see fit, though the Third and Fourth wholly intended to have the family assimilate with the Jedi Order. Following it's destruction, it has remained neutral. In no way does this preclude any non Force sensitives from being adopted into the family.


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    Arcturus Phoenix: Arcturus Phoenix was the first a disciple of the Light, and the only one to fully succumb to Vahl's influence. He betrayed his former master and served under the dark Goddess for a number of years. As such, the title of Phoenix became more of a religious figurehead for Vahl's worship, as opposed to a symbol of the Light. It was he who forged the first Ashenblade, a weapon of unique properties commonly wielded by the current Phoenix.

    Vestus Phoenix: The second to follow of the Light, and the first to openly turn away from Vahl's rule. She ascended to the post following her father's passing. Her father's spirit guided her to redemption, as she and her husband sought to join their rebellious son and rid Desare of Vahl's influence. She was slain by Kathreveris Van Alasdaire in a duel to the death.

    Venatus Phoenix: Venatus Phoenix is the third Phoenix. He was guided by the spirit of his ancestors to the Light, and alongside those loyal to him mounted a full-scale war against Vahl. He ultimately failed in his efforts to bring her down, and inadvertently contributed to the destruction of his homeworld. He went on to incorporate the family into the Jedi Order, failing to merge the teachings, and adopted a Twi'lek Child.

    Alius Phoenix: Alius Phoenix, once known as Aliyah Coven, was the martriarch of the Phoenix family following the death of Venatus Phoenix at the hands of the Sith. She completed the transition between the family and the Order, though near the end of her life she began to seperate the entities once more. She adopted a child, Jexz Kira, and named him Phoenix. She also legitimized Kathreveris Van Alasdaire into the family.

    Alexandrus Phoenix: Formerly Kathreveris Van Alasdaire, Alexandrus Phoenix was responsible for the death of Vesta before turning away from the Dark Side. She was captured by the Jedi Temple after being bisected, and remained in their custody for several years pending her trial. A trial that never came.

    Jexz Phoenix Kira: The first offshoot of the Phoenix family, Jexz Kira was an orphan adopted by Aliyah in the days before her death. Upon her death, he became the House Matriarch, fully separating the family from the Jedi Order and establishing it as an independent entity. He became a mercenary, and through work and effort established a small wealth for the family. His son, Carthus Phoenix Kira, carries on his legacy and the title once granted to him.

    Intent


    To provide a write-up for the family to formalize it in the site lore, and to extrapolate on it's history. As it still has one surviving member, it's possible the family may live on.
     
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  2. Arclight

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    @Autumn's Firefly

    Please provide me with links to all relevant Phoenix stuff from last TL. (Characters, write ups, plots, etc.)
     
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  3. Autumn's Firefly

    Autumn's Firefly Tired of these Shenanakins

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    @Arclight Characters now linked into the lore article names.

    The only relevant plots I can think of are The Phoenix Rises and A Broken Morale Compass. There where no writeups for the family in the previous Timeline, as it was established IC and then pretty much exterminated before any member had a chance to write anything.

    The Phoenix Rises was never submitted for completion either. Not sure how this will affect anything.

    Edit: Death Threads have also been added. Jexz' legitimacy thread has also been linked above in the writeup. Threads that lead up to the families formation has also been linked.
     
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    @Autumn's Firefly

    As it stands right now, this lore piece is rejected.

    The reason for this is that this lore article really only seems to glorify the actions of last timeline characters with little to no content on the family past last Timeline, such as how they managed to survive the centuries or what state they are in current day.

    I am not opposed to a resubmitted piece that drops the glorified history and just focuses on the here and now of the family with some vague references to the past, but as it stands now this reads more like a history piece focused on individuals rather than a family lore.