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Halinmonk
05.10.2012 , 10:10 AM | #1
I really don't get this part of the Jedi Counsular storyline: why dose everyone act like Nalen taking out the Forge will end the ability of the Jedi to create lightsabers? It's not like the thing is necessary for their creation, I can't imagine it's destruction having any real impact on the Jedi except symbolically.

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JWagner
05.10.2012 , 01:57 PM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by Halinmonk View Post
I really don't get this part of the Jedi Counsular storyline: why dose everyone act like Nalen taking out the Forge will end the ability of the Jedi to create lightsabers? It's not like the thing is necessary for their creation, I can't imagine it's destruction having any real impact on the Jedi except symbolically.
It ruins a Jedi tradition though, I'd imagine.
I'm sure there's alot more to it. But I imagine that's the heart of it, as all Jedi go there for a peaceful source of meditation.
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Guildrum
05.10.2012 , 02:03 PM | #3
In my mind, I think that it's more of a morale blow to the Jedi than anything else.

Of course, Flesh Raiders seem to control it anyways. That'd be like an enemy nation capturing the White House from the U.S., THEN terroritsts blow it up.

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iamthehoyden
05.10.2012 , 02:15 PM | #4
Only thing I can figure is it's Jedi-drama. They really really don't like changes in tradition; kinda inflexible in a lot of ways that don't make sense. So while a practical Jedi (like my JK) is sitting there going "dude, I can put these pieces together pretty much anywhere it's quiet so I can concentrate" the Council is insisting that "if we can't do it at the Forge, we do it nowhere!"

Ok, that may be an exaggeration, but the Council's lack of common sense is getting to me lately.
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DeutschGamer
05.10.2012 , 02:44 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by iamthehoyden View Post
Only thing I can figure is it's Jedi-drama. They really really don't like changes in tradition; kinda inflexible in a lot of ways that don't make sense. So while a practical Jedi (like my JK) is sitting there going "dude, I can put these pieces together pretty much anywhere it's quiet so I can concentrate" the Council is insisting that "if we can't do it at the Forge, we do it nowhere!"

Ok, that may be an exaggeration, but the Council's lack of common sense is getting to me lately.
Once you lose your traditions, your customs, your way of life..what are you?

Nothing.

Sure they can overreact or not react at all in some instances..but they have good reason to after losing so much in the last war.
Its all the force's fault.

Corso is my sidekick..or more specifically that little monkey you dress up in a tux and sit in a corner to look interesting but in reality doesn't really do anything.

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Rhudian
05.10.2012 , 02:53 PM | #6
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Once you lose your traditions, your customs, your way of life..what are you?
Free!

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Halinmonk
05.10.2012 , 03:00 PM | #7
Your chains are broken :P

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DeutschGamer
05.10.2012 , 03:08 PM | #8
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Free!
Not the Jedi way.
Its all the force's fault.

Corso is my sidekick..or more specifically that little monkey you dress up in a tux and sit in a corner to look interesting but in reality doesn't really do anything.

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iamthehoyden
05.10.2012 , 03:33 PM | #9
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Once you lose your traditions, your customs, your way of life..what are you?

Nothing.

Sure they can overreact or not react at all in some instances..but they have good reason to after losing so much in the last war.
Traditions aren't a bad thing. Customs and a deeply meaningful way of life provide a well-travelled path to walk upon, one that is sure and rich in many ways.

However, when you believe that you are nothing without said traditions and customs, you become very vulnerable to change. Being flexible and able to adapt to new circumstances is essential for surviving long-term. Which, I believe, is an issue the Jedi Order struggles with throughout its history. In many ways it is a hidebound institution, but you do see changes every now and again.
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DeutschGamer
05.10.2012 , 04:27 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by iamthehoyden View Post
Traditions aren't a bad thing. Customs and a deeply meaningful way of life provide a well-travelled path to walk upon, one that is sure and rich in many ways.

However, when you believe that you are nothing without said traditions and customs, you become very vulnerable to change. Being flexible and able to adapt to new circumstances is essential for surviving long-term. Which, I believe, is an issue the Jedi Order struggles with throughout its history. In many ways it is a hidebound institution, but you do see changes every now and again.
And your views of change and adaptation can lead to unexplainable variables that could negatively affect Jedi and their teachings. Enough of a change could set upon them in ruin, leading to the dark side taking root.

That is why they stick to their traditions as they are afraid, rightfully so, to go outside of the light's embrace.
Its all the force's fault.

Corso is my sidekick..or more specifically that little monkey you dress up in a tux and sit in a corner to look interesting but in reality doesn't really do anything.