Sith Academy

Kai's Journal #2
A state of change

Since my last entry, events have transpired at the Academy that I had not expected. First and foremost was the division of our class into teams. It was my impression that the Sith were solitary by nature, so it was a bit surprising to be grouped with other initiates in this manner. Headmaster Andros did mention in his initial convocation speech that he wanted to encourage cohesion among the Sith, however; I suppose this is one way of going about it.

My team was mostly agreeable to my presence, aside from one student. He appeared to be a full-blooded Arkanian. He certainly carried the bias of one. He demanded that I be removed from the group, and did so with no shortage of crude invective. I had hoped that leaving Arkania behind meant I would no longer be subjected to the spiteful nature of its people. When gently correcting his misguided assumptions did not work, I took my leave of him and the others and set out to make my own group.

Rotworm was in a similar situation, so I invited him to join me. We also managed to recruit Varon, who left House Defiant when I did. Shortly afterward, Victor was ejected from his group when the Arkanian bested him in physical combat, so we took him in as well. My hope is that our individual strengths will combine to create a formidable team.

We will surely be put to the test in the forthcoming weeks. I will update as we progress. End entry.

Rotworm's Log #2
Confusion, Pride, and Pain

Ugh, I’ll have to make this log quick. I’m going to head to Master Pel’s class after I finish my mid day meal. So…I wasn’t expecting things to turn out as they have. The lists for the teams have been posted, but it seemed that a few students thought that they’d make up there own teams. And thanks to those same individuals I wasted a whole night running around trying to find out whose team I would be on. Luckily, I was able to become part of a team with Kai, Victor, and Varon. Still working on getting another member to join our team. But, before any of this happened, I believe made myself an enemy.

It happened when I was overlooking the team rosters with the other initiates. Someone called out to me the word I thought I’d never have to be called again, “slave.” I could tell he was some kind of noble. I told me to take his and his two friends luggage. Now, had he done this with any other initiate they might have assaulted him. Me? No. Instead I decided, I’ll take there bags, but they never said where to put them. Hehehe, hope they like digging through sand.

Then came today’s weapon training practice. I figured the guy would be pissed about his stuff. But, there was no way I was expecting him to strike at me unarmed. Luckily, Victor was willing to back me up and hold his attention while I armed myself and returned his surprise attack with one of my own. It’s a shame Master Kalios arrived when he did, otherwise I might have give that guy something to think about while in the medical bay.

There is one other thing that has been bothering me. It happened on the way to the archive last night. I was walking through the halls on my normal route when suddenly when I rounded the corner there stood a large Sith wearing armor with a lightsaber drawn. I tried talking to him, but there was no response. He rose his saber in the air as to cut me down. And I will not lie, I froze. I didn’t know what to do, so I closed my eyes and awaited my demise. And nothing happened. It as if he was never there. I went to the med bay and spoke with them about this. They say it might be stress, a force apparition, or some effects from the liquid I drank during my trails kicking in. Ether way, I think there saying I might be going crazy. Just great. That’s all I need now.

Oh well. All this is behind me, for now. I’ve got my team and I have proven I can hold my own in a fight, in my own kind of way. I’m just looking forward to the lore class. Maybe a little training of the mind will help me sort out my thoughts. I better finish my meal. That’s all for now.

Rotworm's Log #1
A Rough Start

So this datapad they gave me, I’m guessing they want me to use it for note taking and things like that. But, I figure I make better use of it keeping track of my personal progress here at the Academy. And considering how I ended up starting out here on Korriban I just may get a good laugh or two looking at this in the future. So, definitely didn’t expect to waking to my first day here in a detention cell or with a slave collar on me. I wont lie, nearly lost it when I found that there but, luckily Head Master Andros was there to sort things out. As for the Academy itself? It’s like paradise compared to what I was used to. I’m slowly learning many things here. I’ve begun to learn how to fight, the ways of the Sith, and I’ve even begun to learn what the ‘Force’ is.

I’ve only been able to meet two of the masters, not including the Master of the Archives. Master Kalios, Master of Weapons, strong, aggressive, and not hesitant to assert his dominance over others. These are only few ways I’d describe him but, these qualities certainly are what a Sith is expected to be, at least to most. While his class is certainly helping in improving my combat skills, his methods for fighting do not appeal to me. Next met was Master Pel, Master of Lore, who in my opinion is Master Kalios’ opposite in every way. Knowledgeable, Wise, and oddly calm for a Sith, or maybe Master Kalios has just giving me the wrong idea. He has taught me far more then one has else since arriving on Korriban. The Sith, the Code, and much knowledge and history surrounding both. Thanks to him I’m really learning what it means to be here.

Since taking up residence in the Academy barracks I’ve begun to make acquaintances with the other initiates. Some better then others. Varon Cass, I know very little of him other then he is one of the larger initiates and posses an odd lax feel about him. He seems to have prier knowledge of weapon combat, as well an understanding of the Force. He might be useful later in improving myself in such fields. Then there’s Victor Sundar…I’m not too fond of him. From what I’ve heard around he’s some kind of noble. At first when I met him he tried to instruct me on how I should use a weapon, then tried to prove his fighting style by dueling Varon. To be honest I stopped paying attention to there fight and went to go get a meal, not really sure who won. Don’t really care. It was later however when I learned I would really detest Victor…he has a slave! What kind of person comes here and brings a slave? Just…I don’t even have words. I need to change the subject.

Vahll Taran, I don’t really know much about him. I’ve heard he has family ties with a member of the Dark Council here on Korriban but, that might just be rumor. It would make sense thou. He was one of the only initiates to already posses a lightsaber . His personality leaves me a bit confused thou. There doesn’t seem to be any right or reason behind them, maybe he’s just a complex individual or perhaps I’m thinking too much into it. Finally, there’s Kai Edessa. If there was anyone I’ve met so far I would be likely to friendly it would be her. She seem to be the quiet, timid type. Thus she doesn’t talk much about herself and I don’t know much about her because of that. But, she appears to have no problem with my former background. And it is that nature of hers that makes it easier for me to talk to her. Now that I think about it, I believe she did mention something about ‘Alchemy’. I’m not sure what that is yet. Regardless, when the teams are chosen I hope me and her end up on the same team, or at least on teams that aren’t rivals.

Well it’s been a busy few days. I best get some rest, something tells me it’s only gonna get harder from here.

Kai's Journal #1
The beginning

So, this is what life is like among the Sith. I must admit, it’s not exactly what I expected. The people here are less… savage than I had predicted. Generally. There do seem to be a few students that make up with vigor what they lack in civilization, but I’m pleased to find that they are the exception, rather than the rule.

After one week at this Academy, I’ve begun to gather some observations of my own. The faculty seem to be very talented in their respected fields. Master Kallos, the weaponsmaster, is a bit of a tyrant. He is, however, incredibly skilled in the art of battle. After watching my fellow initiates take part in his training, I’m afraid my own combat prowess leaves much to be desired. Then again, I’ve never dreamt of glory on a battlefield. I’ll leave that to the warriors.

Speaking of which, I have managed to connect with a few of the other students. One of the first people I spoke to was Victor Sundar, a noble from the Tapani sector. He, like myself, seems to be here out of necessity. His demeanor, however, fluctuates between approachable and overbearing. I’m interested to see which is closer to the truth.

Similarly, there is another prestigious member of our class, Vahll Taran. The other students whisper that his mother is on the Dark Council, which I suppose has some measure of authority in the Sith government. If that is true, I imagine he must be burdened by his state. There are expectations of those born into a powerful family, fair or not, and a level of scrutiny that can be almost suffocating. Perhaps we can find some common ground.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, you have Rotworm. He was (is?) a slave, based on his facial markings. Others seem to underestimate him for that reason. I, for one, can see the benefit in that. It is preferable to avoid the attentions of people who may wish to harm or control you, and his humble beginnings afford him that opportunity. He is also one of the easiest students to talk to, at least for me.

The last person of note is Varon Cass. He appears to possess a level of discipline that many others could benefit from. He does not resort to violence without need, and has shown more concern for defending others than proving his own might. That may also be because he’s so physically imposing. He may be second in stature only to Sek’nos Aldamar. If I could reach an agreement with him for protection, I think I’d be able to rest easier at night.

I will update with more information soon. End entry.

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