We are a Republic guild for the game Star Wars: The Old Republic.
We are not accepting applications until the game is released in Spring of 2011.
After much study of the Force and it's history, we have come to the conclusion that Jedi and Sith are not much different from eachother. They both study the force, and they both search for knowledge and ablities beyond what they currently posess. The difference is merely how they use their power.
Before the time of Jedi and Sith, the earliest force users studied all aspects of the force. They learned how to read it, how to manipulate it, and how to wield it. Some of these users put their powers to good use, and some did not. Some of these force users continued to pursue it's power, and the pursuit of power consumed them.
The point is that it was never the Force that turned people evil. It was merely their own selfish desires that caused poeple to "fall to the darkside." There is no light or dark side of the force, only a light and dark side in every sentient being. All aspects of the force must be studied for us to gain a true understanding of it. To fully be able to follow the will of the force, and to achieve maximum potential, all areas of the force must be explored.
Lightning crackled through the sky, and thunder resounded through every alley in the city Tivare. Our city was the only settlement on the planet Rhen Var. It was a Republic settlement used for the detainment and interrogation of Republic prisoners. Tavire may sound like it was a gloomy and boring, but that’s far from the truth. Prisoners would be brought to Tivare on republic cruisers, and handed over to a team of Jedi Knights who would over see the prisoners stay on Rhen Var. My best friend, our two brothers, and I actually got to see these Jedi on a regular basis. Holo vids and toys were fun, but hanging with Jedi certainly topped all of that.
The Jedi would teach us things in their spare time. They taught us about the history of the Jedi, and about the origins of something they called the Force. They told us that the force lived in all things, and that there was a good and evil side to it. As the years past they got more in depth with us, and even tested our midichlorian count. They told us that if our count was high enough, that we could actually become Jedi ourselves. We couldn’t believe it, all of us actually becoming Jedi. The next day dragged on as we did our school work. We were very anxious to find out the results, and all day we fantasized about being Jedi, and saving the galaxy.
When we finally got off school and rushed to the Jedi temple the Jedi made us wait outside. Minutes seemed like an eternity as we waited for the results. The Jedi finally came to the door and welcomed us in. We were ecstatic when we heard that we would be trained as Jedi. That was every kids dream come true, and we were no different. The Jedi Knights agreed to each take one of us as an apprentice, and to begin basic training with us. They said that we would eventually be relocated to Coruscant, and live in the massive jedi temple there. But until the Jedi’s mission was complete on Rhen Var, we would be training with the Jedi in our little city. Our parents didn’t seem quite as ecstatic about the whole leaving and Jedi training idea, but after a private meeting with the Jedi they were convinced other wise. To this day we are not sure how they got our parents to agree, but we were happy they did.
Fast forward a few months and I was already able to lift small pebbles through the air using the Force. My brother was able to sprint at incredibly fast speeds, and our friends could actually read each others minds. My best friend could actually plant images in my head and make me see things that weren’t their. As more months past by we approached our 8 month of training, and we were taught to resist each others force abilities. We were all rather petty in our ability to use the Force, but to us it seemed like all the power in the world. It was like we could see the world in a whole new way, an entire new dimension.
Everything seemed great, until one day when we overheard our masters in the hallway. They were arguing over something about a prisoner. As we listened we heard the “dark side” mentioned, and we heard them saying something about “inappropriate interrogation techniques.” I asked my master about it later and he told me that it was just a menial disagreement, nothing to concern us. He did tell me that I had to always beware of the evil desires the Force seemed to plant in people. I later learned that Rhen Var is very close to the planet Korriban, and that Korriban is the ancient home world of the Sith race. I suspect that being this close to Rhen Var had a negative effect on the Jedi. Korriban has been known for its strong dark side presence, and perhaps this caused our Jedi friends to slip a little further than they liked from their moral code.
All seemed well until the 1st day of the 9th month arrived. That was the day everything changed. A fleet of cruisers came out of hyperspace right outside the atmosphere of Rhen Var. Star fighters poured down through the atmosphere as alarms rang out across the city of
For weeks we hid in a cave just outside the city waiting for the promised jedi reinforcements to arrive. They didn’t come, and we managed to build fires and scavenge food to survive. We stuck together and held onto hope. I’d guess about eight weeks had passed before we finally saw a Republic cruiser land in the rubble that was Tivare city. We made our way to the shuttle and found ourselves met by a tall dark haired jedi named Kel Dor. Not sensing any threat we went with him, and he took us to the planet Tython. We were informed that the ancient Sith Empire had returned from deep space, and had sacked Coruscant the day after our planet was attacked. All republic ships were called to Coruscant to defend against the sith attack. The republic ended up retreating, and the Jedi relocated to the planet Tython to live and train.
The 4 of us had lost a lot, but we still had hope. We were abandoned and left for dead, and we overcame. We were tested and pushed to our limits while trying to survive, but it only made us stronger.