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Underworld Trading & the Light

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Underworld Trading & the Light

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Trinkard
12.15.2011 , 03:46 PM | #1
How are Light Side players rationalizing Underworld Trading as a mission skill?

I'm playing a Jedi Guardian favoring Light side, and so am choosing Synthweaving to craft armor. The mission skill to get materials for Synthweaving is Underworld Trading, but the concept of Underworld Trading seems to go against Jedi principles... I'm curious to hear how RPers are dealing with this.

I've considered not training that skill and acquiring the mats through trade, but since they all sourced from there in the first place, it felt like the same thing.

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SilentKitty
12.15.2011 , 06:38 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Trinkard View Post
How are Light Side players rationalizing Underworld Trading as a mission skill?

I'm playing a Jedi Guardian favoring Light side, and so am choosing Synthweaving to craft armor. The mission skill to get materials for Synthweaving is Underworld Trading, but the concept of Underworld Trading seems to go against Jedi principles... I'm curious to hear how RPers are dealing with this.

I've considered not training that skill and acquiring the mats through trade, but since they all sourced from there in the first place, it felt like the same thing.
It might perhaps be good to have contacts in different places of the world, the Jedi will not be able to do their work being isolated from everyone else. Perhaps, you might even be able to influence some of them for the better?

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RC-Scorch
12.15.2011 , 08:18 PM | #3
And remember, it isnt YOU going into the dark seedy underworld to get stuff. It's your companion. Now, my Jedi is only level 10 and I don't know their companions, but I assume there's at LEAST one shady smuggler type. That makes plenty of sense. Like Obi-wan in episode II, when he asked Dex for information about that dart thing. Kinda.
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RoninTigera
12.15.2011 , 09:29 PM | #4
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And remember, it isnt YOU going into the dark seedy underworld to get stuff. It's your companion. Now, my Jedi is only level 10 and I don't know their companions, but I assume there's at LEAST one shady smuggler type. That makes plenty of sense. Like Obi-wan in episode II, when he asked Dex for information about that dart thing. Kinda.
THIS, exactly. It's what I was thinking as soon as I read the OP.
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JMCA
12.15.2011 , 10:47 PM | #5
The Jedi Code doesn't mention political affiliations and business decisions as to be adherent one way or another.

I propose that a Jedi who gets better equipment from the "black market" than the other Jedi who sticks with official suppliers out of principle is embracing knowledge over ignorance, as well as understanding that those who "break the law" are just as important and sometimes more valuable than those who adhere to it, demonstrating more mastery of "there is no chaos, there is harmony."

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Nyysjan
12.16.2011 , 03:45 AM | #6
Other than the first letter and sounding a bit similar in english, the "Light" and the "Law" have only the most accidental contact with each other.

Just stay detached and don't give into your hate and peddle those spices all you want.
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DiabloWalker
12.16.2011 , 03:51 AM | #7
Obi Wan endorsed underworld activities with the hoodlums on Tatooine

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Heimskringla
12.16.2011 , 06:38 AM | #8
Jedi aren't exactly saints, at least not in this time period.
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BrianDavion
12.16.2011 , 08:33 AM | #9
keep in mind that just because it's black market doesn't mesan i't immoral.

I imagine trade between the empire and republic is pretty... shakey. there's proably a lot of smuggling being done to get around blockades, excessive tarrifs and embargos

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Trinkard
12.16.2011 , 10:31 AM | #10
Awesome - thanks for the input guys!