- Jul 17, 2015
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It's finally August!!! For those unaware, I've been abnormally busy these last few weeks/months. This month was predicted early-on as being a "finally slowing the heck down" period, and it looks like it's holding. And with that, I'm hoping to breathe some life back into the Matukai. One way is by featuring two training threads; one is training, the other is philosophy.
Because it can be tricky RPing light-sided Force sensitives (in that many end up RPing them as Jedi-with-another-name), the training thread will cover some combat and Force techniques, specifically those especially relevant to the Matukai. The Matukai are a very specialized bunch, and their methods are quite different than the Jedi's. For instance, many I have found were not aware that the Matukai practice neither telekinesis nor telepathy, and were not aware of what powers make up the "bread and butter" for Matukai warriors. The training thread will do just that, and help teach people how the Matukai should be RP'd in combative situations.
The other big hurdle is the Matukai philosophy, which many are prone to overlook and again start RPing them as Jedi-with-another-name. While the Matukai are very much Lightsiders, they are also very different than the Jedi in ideology and practices. This thread would therefore help to instill the mindset behind what makes a Matukai a Matukai. For instance, the lengths the Jedi display mercy to their enemies are very, very different from the Matukai, just as their codes differ in how they determine one deserving mercy, having merit, and how they direct the Light against the Dark Side. In very simple terms, the Matukai are more martial and decisively assertive. If you've played the video game series, Mass Effect, you might liken the Matukai, against the Jedi, as being like the Asari Justicars. A force for good, but much more willing to employ lethal force against evils and Darksiders.
Anyway, if there's any interest in this, come on in and post! Disciples, proselytes and even adepts are welcome, if they so desire. You can sign up for either one or both, if you'd like. So c'mon and join! :)