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  1. Paths We Take

    Shui's eyes became preoccupied with the view outside the ships windows as Yusan admitted that it was a girl - along with the fact it was apparently a 'spoiled brat' who carried the title of Speaker. A normal Jedi that was active during that period of time would've probably been able to name such a person without a second thought, but Shui simply remained quiet at that moment as he lamented that he truly knew little about the Orders structure. He had been far too absent in the duration of his missions, and had always kept himself as busy as he possibly could. Unless it would become relevant to what he was doing at that point in time, he often just didn't know who was who and what was what. '... I doubt you two would get along...' - The corner of Shui's lips moved slightly, but no one would be able to tell if it was to grin or to frown. The line was simply too vague to determine which it was, as even he himself struggled to identify which it was often times. Instead he sighed lightly, if nothing else it meant she would be trouble. It was ironic that, as someone who emulated a Shadow more than anything else, Shui had a knack for standing out in normal circumstances. Maybe because of his arm, or it could easily be his style - but it almost always meant one thing: Trouble. During the period of time Yusan took to clean himself up Shui returned to the ship operations, fine tuning anything that needed to be touched (and things that honestly didn't) he stole glances at the droid assisting him while counting by the seconds as they passed. A little game of sorts he'd grown used to doing in the absence of other people- How many seconds had it been since Yusan arrived in the ship? Nine hundred thirty-two seconds. The silence abruptly broke while he was focused on his internal clock, and he felt a pang of embarrassment flood his nerves when Yusan made the assumption that he, of all people, would know her name. Shui quietly fiddled with the knobs and dials again - Awkward. That was the only way to explain how Shui felt while his comrade exploded in youthful energy. "I'll take that as a compliment." He said plainly, his face finally giving way to a slight frown. "... But, since I need to know everything, what did you do to piss off those Flesh Raiders so much?" Killing time with idle chat wasn't something Shui was all that experienced with, but it beat trying to avoid them for the duration of the trip. Instead; he glanced at the interfaces in front of him and quickly added in- "Shouldn't take too long to arrive, long as we're not stalled anywhere."
  2. Paths We Take

    As Yusan entered the main chamber Shui did little else than look back and nod, ".. Not a lot of Jedi willing to come out this far." He said simply, his one hand deftly moving up and down as he began the preparations to take off immediately. While he wasn't the quickest, he certainly made do with the one hand he had remaining. As they quickly rose into the air Shui glanced down as the Flesh Raiders began to swarm the ground like a colony of ants who'd lost their queen- What in the Force had Yusan done to rile them up so much? While it was something he was curious about, Shui wasn't going to press the issue at that point in time. He simply turned around once he was finally free from the controls, and glanced at the data cubes that were given to him with a stoic look, sighing as much as a stoically looking person possibly could. He should've known that things weren't going to be as simple as 'Pick me up and drop me off at home'- No, he knew they weren't going to be that easy, and perhaps that's the reason he came in the first place. A peacekeepers life was great- sure, but even Jedi needed a bit of excitement in their lives every now and then. It kept you on your toes, it kept you ready for anything that might be thrown at you, both good and bad. Irregardless, he could feel the nagging sense of anticipation mixed with anxiety in the bottom of his stomach. It was a sensation he thought he'd forgotten in his time behind the lines of the peacekeepers and new way of Jedi life. If he had to put it into his own words, it was almost like a dull blade finally being set against the grindstone. Like life was being breathed into him once more. "There's a place in the back- but don't break anything." Shui frowned as he warned Yusan- it was a friendly gesture by all means, but Shui wasn't particularly good at being friendly in the normal sense. Instead it often came across as aloof, abrupt and even sometimes cold. He had no doubt the Echani wouldn't break anything- he simply inferred that he didn't want the man breaking things.. such as the mirror, with his ragged worn down face, for example. "A lost Jedi, though?.. Is it.." He let the words hang for a few moments, scratching his chin with his hand before pinching the bridge of his nose and nodding his head. That had to be it, he concluded. It didn't make sense for it to be anyone or anything else- ".. A girl?" He'd call out if Yusan was occupied in the back, making sure that he was heard regardless of the mans location. Yes- this was it, banter. The ship would take care of the rest of the work after he punched in the coordinates, so he focused his attention on the T7 and its master in the meantime. It had been some time since he last saw him, no doubt there were some things to catch up on. Including this 'lost Jedi' of his.
  3. Imaginary Enemy

    Shui remained impassive as Linecay explained herself to him, eyes steady on hers- Well, it wasn't as if he'd expected an actual answer. The thing's he had asked her were purposely hard to come up with, but the longer the Initiate would talk; the more the Knight would learn about her in time. He took a moment, had himself one heavy breath and then placed his hand on his hip. Perhaps it'd give Yusan time to think of things, too. "Yeah.. Mastery over the Force is something that will come with practice and understanding. Hastily using it will yield hasty results- it's best to avoid using it in such situations if you can help it at all. If it were up to me.." Shui paused, glancing at Yusan for a moment as he gauged whether it was his place to say such a thing; alas, he was handed this moment to use. ".. Learn to rely on yourself before you rely on the Force. Build a relationship with it steadily, over time, and take small steps. It's not all that different than any of us here right now. For example.." He brought his hand off his hip and brought his index finger to his lips in thought: Being sneaky about it may fun in its own way for the Knight, so he continued- "I wouldn't ask you to take a blaster bolt for me when we'd just met. That's something that would require quite a foundation built with a mutual trust and care- As something that some consider to be part of us, living in its own way- Why should the Force do what you want it to when you've only just met?" It was a rhetorical question, and the faint smile on his face would compliment that fact quite well. His index finger had become more of a 'Ah, thats it' exclamation, suspended a few inches away from his face by that point. "It's good that you show concern for the man, that there's an understanding you have with yourself that other Initiates and Padawans struggle with even after months of study." Shui looked to the other Knight once more as his philosophical comparison.. thingie, had reached a full stop for the time being. A blaster, rather relevant now more than ever. Whether or not this transition was on purpose, neither of them would find out. "You're first name, if you don't mind?" He inquired rather suddenly to her, having finally gotten tired of referring to the poor girl as 'Initiate Linecay' over and over again in his own mind and aloud. Introductions were never his strong suit with the new ones, he begrudgingly mused- right before he approached the girl and held out his hand in front of her. "Knight Rasudan was onto something when he asked about your blaster, I think. You're comfortable with one, yeah? Lot's of time sunk into its workings, how not to shoot yourself in the foot; or a friend in the face. Just apply that same level of dedication to the Force, and you'll nurture a relationship where you can trust that it won't kill a man when you want to push him away." Whether or not she accepted his handshake, Shui looked to Yusan with a rather serious expression in comparison to his 'friendly introduction' one. "I don't want to impose, was there something in mind you had for her to do?"
  4. Peacekeepers! At the Disco

    Her introduction was committed to memory, and Shun took note that her handshake was firm- it meant she was used to such formalities. Her seniority wasn't simply an air, he concluded. "That might be wise." He mused aloud in response to Jun's simple exclamation. Shui closed his eyes when shit hit the fan - as the on duty Peacekeepers showed up, he concluded that his assumptions about the party had in fact been correct. Even before the masked man asked for a run down on the situation, the Artisian began to reflect on the series of event's he'd bore witness to since he arrived; so he wasn't taken off guard when the rather obvious question would eventually come their way. Without knowing the nature of the Knight, one was at risk of regretting such a detailed question: ".. Knight Shui You. I stumbled over this mess while returning from the spaceport with my belongings.. Looked eventful, so I thought I'd at least check out what all the commotion was about. Upon entering the prefabricated building, I scouted out the room to see a handful of Initiates present. I proceeded to watch over it in the event something happened, and after feeling a disturbance I eventually ended up out here after bearing witness to a few things: Initiates drinking alcohol-" He paused to look at Jun for a moment, but his attention largely remained on the man before them. Their identities were masked and their voices synthesized in some way or another- To obscure them? He was familiar with the idea, but he couldn't shake the feeling the man questioning them was familiar at least in stature. "Three, to be exact. Her, him- and him." Shui stoically pointed at three individuals- Mirran Kai, Coventry and Char- well, he would've pointed at Char if he were still present, but he remembered they had ventured back into the prefab. "Two of their names escape me- while the unaccounted one was named 'Char'." His hand returned to his side as soon as he'd pointed out the respective individuals- Shui had an attention to detail, and after making his own assessments of 'who was wrong' and 'who was right', he'd give his side of the story in great detail; thankful that the opportunity had presented itself before his departure. "In regards to that Initiate, he provoked Lieutenant Stell needlessly by mentioning 'Tython' after a verbal dispute over the nature of his presence. Jae-Eun Lee will be able to tell you about that interaction better than I, but it ultimately ended up with.. that." He frowned slightly as he explained the nature of that particular incident, there wasn't much else to it- it was an argument that got out of hand, but Shui felt that the Jedi had ultimately got his just desserts when he decided to dredge up the past in some attempt to shake the ground beneath Stell. "To her credit- Lieutenant Stell had held back for a number of minutes before she snapped, the fault doesn't lie entirely with her." Shui continued irregardless of what may have been going on around them- he glossed over the smaller disputes that would naturally take place in a party, such as a man getting a drink poured on him. A familial or romantic falling-out most likely, not something that needed to be glorified or put in the spotlight when there were more pressing matters to deal with. "The precursor to these events is the main issue- an off-duty Peacekeeper assaulted the Miralukan Initiate. She managed to fend him off, but shes adamant that she doesn't want to press charges. Everyone else seems to be willing to testify, his guilt is unquestionable." Shui looked apathetic as he took out his data-pad to check the time, he hadn't a single ounce of pity for the man in question. One or two slipped through the cracks every now and then, it was unavoidable when it was a volunteered organization. The important thing was this: "Jae-Eun Lee and Stell both attempted to retake the reigns after this incident; but, things were unfortunately already out of control." He sounded almost regretful when he said this last part, and his tone took an uplift near the end where his eyes would also firmly lock onto the upper half of the mans mask, as if he had just one more thing to say- "I'll make a proper report of my own in the morning. I also request to held in the containment and return of the Initiates here, if possible." Shui stood straighter as he made his offer- his request, to the mask man in front of him. He'd thought it before, he felt somewhat responsible for not stopping this mess before it had spun out of control, and as one of the few sober people there, he found himself wanting to help in any capacity he could.
  5. Peacekeepers! At the Disco

    Before he could even get an answer from the tall-woman, each individual felt the need to add their two cents and defend their stance fervently. Even the Jedi seemed to grow hotblooded - feeling the need to actively provoke the Peacekeeper in a rather laughable argument. What had initially been an issue about the Miraluka, had somehow been spun into a fault of the Peacekeepers as a whole. As quiet as he was, Shui was giving the Jedi that remained a cold glare as intense as the air around them all. The matter of 'brushing the issue under the rug' had also dredged up some murmurs and disagreements, and he frowned slightly as the Initiate tried to defend the person who assaulted her. Unfortunately for her, that's not how 'justice' worked in the world- whether she wanted to press charges or not, the man had assaulted her. Shui stepped forwards closer, finally introducing himself into the equation rather than standing on the sidelines. Something about the way the Miraluka was painting the situation bothered him, perhaps because of how ignorant it all sounded. So very wishy washy - something he detested. He decided not to pursue the subject with her, however: If she wished to run away from the problem, that was her prerogative for the time being. "Run, then. Back to the Enclave. We'll deal with the problem, just close your eyes and pretend it never happened." He said rather blatantly and harshly before he turned towards Jun, still holding his data pad at his side by this point in time. As practiced as he was, Shui You couldn't stand people that would rather avert their eyes and pretend bad things didn't happen simply because it was convenient for them. Yes- it would be awfully convenient for her if she needn't testify. Yes- it would've been much easier to return to the Enclave and move on. Yes- it would've been easier for her, her conscience, if the man wasn't punished for his behavior. Liquor wasn't an excuse to attack another person. If anything, Liqour made a person much more honest. In his belief, a criminal would run free to repeat the same mistake the next time he couldn't handle his liqour- perhaps on a person a lot less resourceful than her. Then what? How many times would he have to hurt someone before he was finally punished? What she seemed to want wasn't the right thing, or justice- No, it was an easy way out of a bad situation. "If you need another person to testify I'll be available-" Shui finally tucked his data-pad away and held out his hand towards Jun Lee, he didn't necessarily follow the popular behavior of 'bowing' when introducing himself that other Jedi took a liking to. If anything, he'd appear more like a Peacekeeper than a Jedi at first. "Knight Shui You- I don't believe we've met yet."
  6. Imaginary Enemy

    The conviction in her response elicited a stare of equal measure from Shui - the time in which he'd appeared to disregard her came to an end almost as soon as it had begun. Rather than stand silently, she had chosen to pursue an answer for herself after he'd interrupted their conversation. The corner of his mouth moved slightly as he smiled faintly: It was a promising reaction. Shui's expression shifted slightly when Yusan suggested he could help the initiate - it wasn't something he was particularly familiar with. His disability proved it hard to teach others when his forms and techniques had become as much 'his' as his mentors over the years. What could he offer her, other than words? Ideas, perhaps- on where to move to next. The Artisians expression returned to a more neutral state when he continued on about the AgriCorps: as much as he wanted to distance the stereotype of failure from them; it wasn't necessarily untrue. It brought him back to earlier years when he first joined the Order, and he couldn't help but relate on some level with the girl- though he'd never dare bring it up. A passing thought through a tempered mind. Interestingly enough, Shui wouldn't find himself agreeing with everything; but, that was the nature of a human being. Well, sentient being. As much as they would like to think it, people weren't known for remaining calm and rational. Disagreements were common and in fact encouraged, as long as they were civil. It would help one refine their opinions and beliefs- or perhaps find a new look on life. Then - Yusan made the move he hadn't been willing to, implying out right that he might be able to relate to 'Linecay'. His gaze wandered back towards her and he almost glared at her unintentionally - Shui You was a chronic sufferer of resting bitch face syndrome. He sighed as he collected his thoughts; what in the world could he possibly say? ".. While memorizing the code will get you good marks for attention to detail, it ultimately means nothing if you don't understand what it is your practicing. Whether it's study, practice or.. moving on, you need understanding." His right hand extended in front of him as he spoke in a flat voice, palm faced upwards as if holding something. As he neared the end of the short explanation, his eyes closed before he continued on. "Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. You say you needed to learn how to keep it from happening again - That you could have ended Orso's life. Do you feel at fault for defending yourself, Initiate Linecay? Does the power you have scare you- or does it tip the scale of fault to yourself simply because he did not have what you do?" Then they opened again, where he'd make direct eye contact with the girl as he hand fell back to his side. It was a philosophical approach to things, but it applied in the most literal sense. If the girl didn't confront her issues, they'd simply fester. She'd never awake if she refused to look. Shui knew that as much or more than anyone else. Indeed, she seemed to understand that her power had consequences - but more importantly, Shui was curious to know if the victim felt as much at fault as her attacker. A young mind often saw things in a skewed fashion in times of duress and trauma, and while other people might've been a bit more tactful in how they approached the question, the Knight saw little point in beating around the bush.
  7. Peacekeepers! At the Disco

    As if to spite the very fact the party had been in high spirits, a series of unfortunate events struck one after another. While Shui certainly didn't lament this, on account of the presence of what he'd assumed were Order initiates, he felt somewhat responsible. He silently watched events unfold from the entrance where he remained, still appearing out of place as ever. A party in itself was hard to control for people - as hard to control as themselves, once they started to drink. Throw in the Jedi, who often abstained from any emotional attachment and avoided things like alcohol, and you'd find a rather reprehensible sort of social gathering if someone wasn't there to steer the ship. As a senior Knight, this is why he felt somewhat responsible for the things the unfolded around him. Shui glanced into the distance, then looked down towards the ground while he was lost in thought. He'd been there for only a short time; but, if he had to wager a bet on things being shut down, it would happen fairly soon. As loud as it was, and as dangerous as it appeared, it was only a matter of time before someone came and asked to turn it down a bit. He wasn't any good with social gatherings, at any rate. More of a mood killer than anything else. By no means was he a hero, though. Even if people picked a fight around him, Shui gave of the air that he didn't care. The indifference he'd display was borderline offensive to those that white-knighted on impulse; but, he knew not to step in himself unless things crossed a certain line. You could only do so much for other people, they had to do the rest themselves. It was better off left to the people that were good with their words, too, he mused. When those people intervened of their own accord, though? Shui felt an odd sense of duty in keeping a watchful eye over it, and he'd immediately noticed when a woman stepped into the situation in question. She gave off the air of a superior, and the way she berated the Jedi rather fearlessly took him a bit off guard. Well, they'd deserved it for the mischief they'd been up to. Shui quietly approached the whole scene, remaining several feet away as he looked over the two seeing to the Miraluka- hell, she was also fairly tall. ".. Things appear to be spiraling out of control," Shui said rather suddenly as he took out a datapad from beneath his cloak, and his thumb moved across it with an abnormal dexterity as he used a series of 'macros' and shortcuts to work his way through it, given that he only had one hand. "Do you need a hand?" Was his followup, and his gaze settled on the woman who appeared to be taking control of the situation in regards to the Jedi, the tall woman with long black hair- though he remained aware of everyone else as the party continued to move without them.
  8. Shui You

    Name: Shui You Gender: Male Species: Artisian Human Rank: Jedi Knight Date of Birth: 3654 BBY, 23 years old. Appearance: 5'11", 135 lbs- You Shui is a young man with long black hair that hangs down around his head freely, covering a portion of his face most of the time. He has a nice complexion with a pale skin tone, and has a more 'asian' quality to his defining features from his Artisian descent, which separates him from your other Human variants. With a lean, well toned body, Shui's most defining feature is perhaps the fact his left arm is missing- which is typically hidden beneath robes or a cloak of some kind unless he's in a more private location. He has various other scars on his body, but almost all of them are obscured in some way or another by his choice of wear. He's not someone who takes a great deal of care or time in what he wears: Black cloak, black shirt, black pants; his wear is typically a shade of some sort- which only attributes more 'edge' to his already stoic, sometimes apathetic (and depressing) appearance. Possessions: Unlike most other Jedi of the Order, Shui outgrew the typical robes rather quickly when he became a Knight - choosing to keep to what he felt most comfortable with, which included typical fashion from back home and (lack of) color that he's become accustomed to wearing. This includes various articles of clothing of unimportant make, and he has one Adegan yellow light saber that remains mostly of stock make. Aside from that, he owns little to nothing in terms of personal items. Since he remains in service of the order, he lives in the premises he's granted when he's there. Personality: A philosopher, a professor- even a scientist; as much as he is embroiled in combat, Shui was someone who always resonated with the more scientific side of the galaxy. His taciturn, almost stoic appearance allows people to easily dismiss him as your typical apathetic, cold, lone wolf, when the reality is quite the opposite. You Shui is the kind of person that loves patterns and discrepancies, making it a bad idea for most people to lie to him. That being said, it's somewhat ironic that the same rule applies to those around him: He tends to share thoughts that aren't fully developed, and has a habit of using other people he confides in as a sounding board to debate with himself rather than actually have a conversation. His cold and apathetic appearance is usually attributed to how he drifts about in a sort of unending daydream, though his thought process is as unceasing as time itself. From daybreak to dawn, his mind buzz with new ideas from the moment his eyes open. While this makes him rather unapproachable to the inexperienced, Shui is actually a very relaxed and (eccentrically) friendly guy to the people he considers close friends. Shui is Objective: His analytical ability, creativity and open-mindedness aren't the tools of some quest for ideology or emotional validation with other people. He's more akin to a conduit for the truth, and he's rather proud of the role as theoretical mediator. Shui is honest and straightforward: He doesn't go around intentionally hurting feelings, but he does believe that the truth is the most important factor in any situation, and he expects that to be appreciated and reciprocated. Because of this, Shui is also Insensitive: He gets so caught up in his logic that he forgets any kind of emotional consideration. He'll dismiss subjectivity as irrational and tradition as an attempt to bar much-needed progress: This means that purely emotional situations are puzzling to him, and his lack of timely sympathy is able to easily offend others. He has an Absent-Mind: When Shui's interest happens to be captured, his absence goes well beyond social matters to include the rest of the physical world as well. He can be forgetful if elements aren't interesting to him, missing even the most obvious of things if it's unrelated to his current infatuation - this can include his own health, at times. If it wasn't already obvious enough, he's also terribly private and withdrawn: While his intellect might yield insights into his surroundings, his surroundings are ironically an intrusion on his thoughts. This is most prominent when dealing with other people, causing him to appear shy, cold or insensitive in social settings. The more complicated these settings are only exacerbate this issue, but even those close to him struggle to get into his heart or mind. Skills, Abilities and Talents: As an Artisian child, Shui learned how to handle Intermediate Blade Weapon(s)- his training with them remaining somewhat incomplete when his home was destroyed. As an Initiate, he learned how to handle Novice Single Saber- which was eventually solidified into Intermediate Single Saber when he achieved Jedi Knight status. Alongside this, he learned Form I - Intermediate Shii-Cho, Form II - Novice Makashi and Form III - Intermediate Soresu during this time, where it was believed the benefits of Soresu would aid him in managing his emotions and internal problems, along with solidifying his defense and reducing the handicap of missing one arm. He's also an accomplished practitioner of Teräs Käsi, when a Master proficient in the art was kind enough to teach him from Initiate to Knight. While this was rather awkward for the troubled youth, it was decided that alongside Soresu that Teräs Käsi would be nothing but a boon in keeping himself in control. This peaked at a Martial Arts: Intermediate Teräs Käsi understanding of the martial art, where he continues to practice it daily. Having to travel in some of his tasks, You Shui learned Ground Vehicle Proficiency as to not burden others or slow himself down. In the process of learning how, he took an interest and went as far as learning Personal Starship Proficiency, though he's had little opportunities to put it into action. Coupled with this he was taught enough Novice Survival so that he wouldn't starve in a worst case scenario. Due to his nature, You Shui also had a knack from a young age: He was hard to notice. He lacked a real presence while in a room, which is why he learned Novice Stealth relatively easily. Wanting to stay out of the limelight after surviving his near death experience, he learned how to hide, run and escape without alerting others nearby. While others called it cowardly and suspicious of a Jedi- he also learned various tricks, such as masking his voice, appearance and scent if need be with Intermediate Stealth. While You Shuis alignment hadn't shifted into a paradigm yet, he learned various abilities and techniques in his stint from an Initiate to Knight. This included basic abilities such as Force Dash, Force Jump; Force Push; Force Sense; and Force Persuasion. As he spent his years, some of them developed into more advanced version such as Force Sight and Force Speed, though his repertoire began to expand in other directions as well- In an attempt to cover his biggest physical weakness, he began the practice of Telekinetic Combat after successfully reaching Intermediate Telekinesis. While this ability remained at a Novice Telekinetic Combat level, it aided him greatly since he began training it. Due to his emotional turbulence and PTSD, he also inadvertently discovered a talent in two other abilities that remain untapped: Force Wound and Force Shock. Considering how taboo these pursuits are considered by other Jedi, his potential with these trees remains in question, and he harbors little desire to pursue either in an attempt to avoid potential Dark Side influence. Biography: Born 3654 BBY on Artisia, Shui lived a peaceful life for the first few years of his life. He watched the men in his family take on militaristic roles, and practice different kinds of swordplay very early on in his life. He lived in a somewhat remote village that was outside of the hustle and bustle, and hadn't left in all his life up until the age of six. That's when a band of criminals, people that fervently opposed the Artisian nobility and harbored grudges on the families associated with them, attacked, ransacked and razed the small village to the ground. He barely escaped with his life, having his left arm completely severed at the elbow when a grown man attacked him. His family and friends murdered in front of him, gravely injured, the small boy did the only thing he could- he ran. While the criminals would eventually be routed and dealt with, it didn't bring back his village or his family and friends. With nowhere else to go, and after refusing to be placed in any sort of orphan shelter, Shui was eventually handed off to the only other people that would take him in: The Jedi. Due to his Force Sensitivity, getting in wasn't a huge hurdle. What was; however, was the upbringing he had up until that point. The hatred that had festered in his little frame, the vengeance he craved for- all things that were incredibly dangerous if left unattended. This made his acceptance a much harder thing to achieve. Regardless of this, he began studying as an initiate dutifully. Those of the order were of mixed opinion- He could simply be diligent due to the hatred he fostered, he couldn't be trusted and had to be watched constantly. That was the most popular opinion, and he was a recluse for the first few years he lived with them. From Initiate to Padawan, Shui hadn't a great deal of trouble convincing those around him that he was destined to become a Knight- that is, until what little of his patience was left snapped in a spar. The first time he'd returned to live combat sent him into a frenzy, and the boy believed he was once again fighting for his life. Injuring one Padawan, Shui was put back on probationary watched and became even more of a recluse than he had been when he was an initiate. PTSD- that's what they'd determined to be the cause, but the largely problem was that the young Padawan was on a slippery slope to being influenced by the Dark Side with each passing day. It was revealed during therapy that he'd in fact been forced to take the life of his best friend in the raid on his village. While his "understanding" of the code wasn't in questioned, his ability to control himself was. This is why when the Masters made their decision, no one else had been surprised- rather than having Shui take on the responsibilities of a Knight, he was delegated to the AgriCorps where he could use his skill and abilities to help others in a different capacity than most, away from the terrors that haunted him. This includes things such as research, recruiting potential Jedi, scouting out locations and various work that the other Knights would rather forget existed, where he's been distanced from live fire and dangerous scenarios that might otherwise put him at risk of 'falling' to another 'attack', in the opinion of some others. Shui himself believes it's due time he had a chance to prove himself, though he didn't dare speak out to his elders- and dutifully does the tasks he's assigned regardless of how he himself might feel. As dangerous as it might be, he knows he'll never out grow anything if he remains stagnant and afraid.
  9. Imaginary Enemy

    Perhaps overhearing a bit more than was appropriate, Knight You was quietly tucked away in a spot on the plains of Dantooine with his only hand underneath his head. Unlike most other days, he was not wearing any cloak or robe of any kind - revealing his disability to anyone that may have seen him on that particular outing - it wasn't something he felt like he had to hide by any means, but it was more advantageous for it to remain unknown in the long run. A preference, if anything; but, he hadn't necessarily thought that he'd run into anyone in the plains either. The scene that developed between Yusanulis and the Initiate wasn't anything particularly tantalizing, but the curious nature of the Artisian caused him to pay more attention than he very well should have. It was a hard to hear tale, but not one all that unusual in the Galaxy. Where people could roam, evil was present - it was in the very nature of a sentient species to desire things, but it was a criminal one to take it. She happened to be a victim of such a crime, unfortunately. Shui silently sat up from his position in the plains, still lethargically staring off into the distance as the wind took hold of his long, black hair. It was a cool, refreshing breeze - the main reason why he'd even came out on that day, to relax and clear his mind. What Shui wondered next; however, was what the Knight had to say in response to her story. His gaze wandered towards them as he thought about it, but he remained looking cold for the time being. As harsh as it was - Shui focused on the fact that the Initiate had subtlety dodged the questions at hand. It could have been because she was inexperienced, she may not have known enough to answer either question in earnest at that point - but ignorance wasn't an excuse, everybody had to learn some way or another. A dark past would haunt someone for a long time, which meant they needed a strong foundation to support themselves as quickly as they possibly could; lest they fall into the darkness of their own heart. The first question was one rather easy to answer- ".. Stalwart protectors; guardians of peace and justice." His face betrayed the tone of his voice, which was rather friendly, all things considered. His glare settled on the Initiate at first, but it softened to a more 'familiar' one as he turned towards her companion. Shui bowed slightly in a slightly apologetic fashion, as it wasn't his intention to usurp the role of teacher at that moment and time. "It wasn't my intention to pry- another new Initiate?" Shui was entirely focused on Yusan by this point, as if suddenly and completely disregarding the presence of the girl. His voice was monotonous, but carried a hint of curiosity that was blatant in his words. Her reasoning wasn't faulty by any means - learning to harness the power she could tap into was important, but it was also just one of many stones she'd need to step on if she intended to 'ascend' in any sense of the word. It was, in his opinion, a shallow reason to devote ones life to a cause they didn't understand, yet he didn't want to judge the poor girl too harshly on a first impression. It wasn't her fault, nor her duty to come up with such things. They would come with time, one way or another. A half-hearted approach would ultimately be a fledgling Jedi's biggest weakness, but he'd decided to wait for the other Knights response to her tale.
  10. Peacekeepers! At the Disco

    A black cloak hung around his neck, casting itself down over the top half of his body; wearing what most people would've considered civilian, albeit rare, choices of clothing around those parts. A rucksack wash slung over his good arm, with the empty grey sleeve of the other dangling in the wind - his footsteps felt heavy and he couldn't differentiate what minute in the hour it had been at this point in the day. It had been a long one after all, and his travel back to Dantooine was nothing if not tiring. He slowed his pace as he began to pass the prefab - something he wasn't personally all that acquainted with, let alone knowledgeable about - as he overheard a commotion in one of the houses. "Maybe a fight?" Shui mused internally as he made his way towards the housing in question - a stoic and silent demeanor on his face. His body was still tense and weary from travel, so irritation painted what would've otherwise been negligible features on his face. He looked utterly out of place as he entered, and he took one good look around before the real conclusion settled in his mind: It was a party, of all things. Not necessarily strange for civilians; but, it was the opposite for him. Shui never even considered going to a party, let alone having one. It was a luxury he'd given up from a young age in his mind, so he hesitantly took back step as he contemplated leaving before anyone had noticed him.. That was, until he took note of the other Jedi. He hadn't been the only one to curiously enter it seemed, and he glanced at a waist-robed Coventry with indifference as he gauged the situation. Alcohol wasn't the.. most acceptable of things, but Shui himself wasn't one to judge. If a social gathering was taking place, he assumed it was taking place with the proper authority- so it was far be it for him, a relatively fresh arrival with no idea of anything ongoing, to attempt to disarm anyone of their spirits. By this point in his line of thought he positioned himself closer to the walls, but mindful to be close enough to others in an attempt to blend in. While speaking to others wasn't his forte, stealth certainly was. Shui quietly listened to the words of the people around him, and it seemed that everyone was more or less having a good time. Well, that was enough for him to be somewhat content with the current situation - but a glaring problem soon came to light. He felt the force flutter for a moment, and he stared daggers at the party from then on. The whole event was beginning to feel a lot more dubious after that pivot point, and Shui began to move in between other patrons to search for the source of the disturbance. The idea that the whole thing could've been, in fact, unauthorized and completely inappropriate for the younger ones finally entered the forefront of his mind as he slowly bee lined it from one side of the room to the other, then from one group to another, eventually settling near the entrance to the prefab once more. For some reason, Shui You had a feeling that things were going to get a lot more complicated.
  11. Name: Shui You Gender: Male Species: Artisian Human Rank: Jedi Knight Date of Birth: 3654 BBY, 23 years old. Appearance: 5'11", 135 lbs- You Shui is a young man with long black hair that hangs down around his head freely, covering a portion of his face most of the time. He has a nice complexion with a pale skin tone, and has a more 'asian' quality to his defining features from his Artisian descent, which separates him from your other Human variants. With a lean, well toned body, Shui's most defining feature is perhaps the fact his left arm is missing- which is typically hidden beneath robes or a cloak of some kind unless he's in a more private location. He has various other scars on his body, but almost all of them are obscured in some way or another by his choice of wear. He's not someone who takes a great deal of care or time in what he wears: Black cloak, black shirt, black pants; his wear is typically a shade of some sort- which only attributes more 'edge' to his already stoic, sometimes apathetic (and depressing) appearance. Possessions: Unlike most other Jedi of the Order, Shui outgrew the typical robes rather quickly when he became a Knight - choosing to keep to what he felt most comfortable with, which included typical fashion from back home and (lack of) color that he's become accustomed to wearing. This includes various articles of clothing of unimportant make, and he has one Adegan yellow light saber that remains mostly of stock make. Aside from that, he owns little to nothing in terms of personal items. Since he remains in service of the order, he lives in the premises he's granted when he's there. Personality: A philosopher, a professor- even a scientist; as much as he is embroiled in combat, Shui was someone who always resonated with the more scientific side of the galaxy. His taciturn, almost stoic appearance allows people to easily dismiss him as your typical apathetic, cold, lone wolf, when the reality is quite the opposite. You Shui is the kind of person that loves patterns and discrepancies, making it a bad idea for most people to lie to him. That being said, it's somewhat ironic that the same rule applies to those around him: He tends to share thoughts that aren't fully developed, and has a habit of using other people he confides in as a sounding board to debate with himself rather than actually have a conversation. His cold and apathetic appearance is usually attributed to how he drifts about in a sort of unending daydream, though his thought process is as unceasing as time itself. From daybreak to dawn, his mind buzz with new ideas from the moment his eyes open. While this makes him rather unapproachable to the inexperienced, Shui is actually a very relaxed and (eccentrically) friendly guy to the people he considers close friends. Shui is Objective: His analytical ability, creativity and open-mindedness aren't the tools of some quest for ideology or emotional validation with other people. He's more akin to a conduit for the truth, and he's rather proud of the role as theoretical mediator. Shui is honest and straightforward: He doesn't go around intentionally hurting feelings, but he does believe that the truth is the most important factor in any situation, and he expects that to be appreciated and reciprocated. Because of this, Shui is also Insensitive: He gets so caught up in his logic that he forgets any kind of emotional consideration. He'll dismiss subjectivity as irrational and tradition as an attempt to bar much-needed progress: This means that purely emotional situations are puzzling to him, and his lack of timely sympathy is able to easily offend others. He has an Absent-Mind: When Shui's interest happens to be captured, his absence goes well beyond social matters to include the rest of the physical world as well. He can be forgetful if elements aren't interesting to him, missing even the most obvious of things if it's unrelated to his current infatuation - this can include his own health, at times. If it wasn't already obvious enough, he's also terribly private and withdrawn: While his intellect might yield insights into his surroundings, his surroundings are ironically an intrusion on his thoughts. This is most prominent when dealing with other people, causing him to appear shy, cold or insensitive in social settings. The more complicated these settings are only exacerbate this issue, but even those close to him struggle to get into his heart or mind. Skills, Abilities and Talents: As an Artisian child, Shui learned how to handle Intermediate Blade Weapon(s)- his training with them remaining somewhat incomplete when his home was destroyed. As an Initiate, he learned how to handle Novice Single Saber- which was eventually solidified into Intermediate Single Saber when he achieved Jedi Knight status. Alongside this, he learned Form I - Intermediate Shii-Cho, Form II - Novice Makashi and Form III - Intermediate Soresu during this time, where it was believed the benefits of Soresu would aid him in managing his emotions and internal problems, along with solidifying his defense and reducing the handicap of missing one arm. He's also an accomplished practitioner of Teräs Käsi, when a Master proficient in the art was kind enough to teach him from Initiate to Knight. While this was rather awkward for the troubled youth, it was decided that alongside Soresu that Teräs Käsi would be nothing but a boon in keeping himself in control. This peaked at a Martial Arts: Intermediate Teräs Käsi understanding of the martial art, where he continues to practice it daily. Having to travel in some of his tasks, You Shui learned Ground Vehicle Proficiency as to not burden others or slow himself down. In the process of learning how, he took an interest and went as far as learning Personal Starship Proficiency, though he's had little opportunities to put it into action. Coupled with this he was taught enough Novice Survival so that he wouldn't starve in a worst case scenario. Due to his nature, You Shui also had a knack from a young age: He was hard to notice. He lacked a real presence while in a room, which is why he learned Novice Stealth relatively easily. Wanting to stay out of the limelight after surviving his near death experience, he learned how to hide, run and escape without alerting others nearby. While others called it cowardly and suspicious of a Jedi- he also learned various tricks, such as masking his voice, appearance and scent if need be with Intermediate Stealth. While You Shuis alignment hadn't shifted into a paradigm yet, he learned various abilities and techniques in his stint from an Initiate to Knight. This included basic abilities such as Force Dash, Force Jump; Force Push; Force Sense; and Force Persuasion. As he spent his years, some of them developed into more advanced version such as Force Sight and Force Speed, though his repertoire began to expand in other directions as well- In an attempt to cover his biggest physical weakness, he began the practice of Telekinetic Combat after successfully reaching Intermediate Telekinesis. While this ability remained at a Novice Telekinetic Combat level, it aided him greatly since he began training it. Due to his emotional turbulence and PTSD, he also inadvertently discovered a talent in two other abilities that remain untapped: Force Wound and Force Shock. Considering how taboo these pursuits are considered by other Jedi, his potential with these trees remains in question, and he harbors little desire to pursue either in an attempt to avoid potential Dark Side influence. Biography: Born 3654 BBY on Artisia, Shui lived a peaceful life for the first few years of his life. He watched the men in his family take on militaristic roles, and practice different kinds of swordplay very early on in his life. He lived in a somewhat remote village that was outside of the hustle and bustle, and hadn't left in all his life up until the age of six. That's when a band of criminals, people that fervently opposed the Artisian nobility and harbored grudges on the families associated with them, attacked, ransacked and razed the small village to the ground. He barely escaped with his life, having his left arm completely severed at the elbow when a grown man attacked him. His family and friends murdered in front of him, gravely injured, the small boy did the only thing he could- he ran. While the criminals would eventually be routed and dealt with, it didn't bring back his village or his family and friends. With nowhere else to go, and after refusing to be placed in any sort of orphan shelter, Shui was eventually handed off to the only other people that would take him in: The Jedi. Due to his Force Sensitivity, getting in wasn't a huge hurdle. What was; however, was the upbringing he had up until that point. The hatred that had festered in his little frame, the vengeance he craved for- all things that were incredibly dangerous if left unattended. This made his acceptance a much harder thing to achieve. Regardless of this, he began studying as an initiate dutifully. Those of the order were of mixed opinion- He could simply be diligent due to the hatred he fostered, he couldn't be trusted and had to be watched constantly. That was the most popular opinion, and he was a recluse for the first few years he lived with them. From Initiate to Padawan, Shui hadn't a great deal of trouble convincing those around him that he was destined to become a Knight- that is, until what little of his patience was left snapped in a spar. The first time he'd returned to live combat sent him into a frenzy, and the boy believed he was once again fighting for his life. Injuring one Padawan, Shui was put back on probationary watched and became even more of a recluse than he had been when he was an initiate. PTSD- that's what they'd determined to be the cause, but the largely problem was that the young Padawan was on a slippery slope to being influenced by the Dark Side with each passing day. It was revealed during therapy that he'd in fact been forced to take the life of his best friend in the raid on his village. While his "understanding" of the code wasn't in questioned, his ability to control himself was. This is why when the Masters made their decision, no one else had been surprised- rather than having Shui take on the responsibilities of a Knight, he was delegated to the AgriCorps where he could use his skill and abilities to help others in a different capacity than most, away from the terrors that haunted him. This includes things such as research, recruiting potential Jedi, scouting out locations and various work that the other Knights would rather forget existed, where he's been distanced from live fire and dangerous scenarios that might otherwise put him at risk of 'falling' to another 'attack', in the opinion of some others. Shui himself believes it's due time he had a chance to prove himself, though he didn't dare speak out to his elders- and dutifully does the tasks he's assigned regardless of how he himself might feel. As dangerous as it might be, he knows he'll never out grow anything if he remains stagnant and afraid. Character Skills and Abilities: 34 Novice Blade Weapon-> Intermediate Blade Weapon Martial Arts: Basic Teräs Käsi-> Martial Arts: Intermediate Teräs Käsi Novice Single Saber-> Intermediate Single Saber Form I - Novice Shii-Cho-> Form I - Intermediate Shii-Cho Form II - Novice Makashi Form III - Novice Soresu-> Form III - Intermediate Soresu Ground Vehicle Proficiency Personal Starship Proficiency Novice Stealth-> Intermediate Stealth Novice Survival Skills Total: 16 Novice Telekinesis-> Intermediate Telekinesis Novice Telekinetic Combat Force Sense-> Force Sight Force Dash-> Force Speed Force Jump Force Push Force Persuasion Force Camouflage Force Wound Force Shock Force Total: 14 Total Points: 30 Final Notes: Points and rank based off main Enkidu (Who was transferred from Raskta Kyo iirc), previous Sith Master with a score of 64 in the old system.
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