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Varia Octarian

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About Varia Octarian

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  1. Curse you overtime. (But also bless cause my vacation is gonna rip my wallet in two.) Hopefukly posts after I’m done packing!

  2. I’ll get a few posts out tonight guys! So sorry for the wait!

  3. Sign In/ Out

    I’ll be out of town this weekend, so unless I get the chance to post tonight, there won’t be any replies from me until Sunday/Monday. As always any emergencies you can contact me through discord!
  4. Computer is broken, so editing posts and whatnot are not available for me at the moment. Hopefully it will be fixed soon. 

  5. Player Character Bounties

    I have photoshop up and running again so anyone who wants a bounty poster feel free to hit me up
  6. Homesickness

    Truly, the people here were strange. Maybe kind, but still strange. Though again, she was not born into this life but thrust into it. She did not wear itchy robes that were identical to those around her, yet here she sat in them. She was not one to mediate, yet she had just attempted and now here she sat discussing it like it was another day. There was a saying her mother once said, something about doing as others do in their territory or something. Not something she remembered well, as she often listened to her father more. But the idea still stuck in her head. To get through a jedi enclave, one must act as a jedi. Maybe become. "I'll have to keep those in mind... If I could find someone to let me hunt maybe my I'll relax a bit." She agreed quietly, staring off into space as the girl continued, nodding her head when appropriate. She didn't want to appear disinterested in the conversation, but at the same time staring at someone with no eyes was a little awkward for her. Not to mention not having much to say on the subject matter. Raised to believe eye contact was a key interaction practice, what do you do when it's taken away? Stare into space obviously. "I'm obviously new to all this." She said quietly when Mirran was done explaining, shrugging her shoulders. "The force, powers, visions, moving objects with your mind, even your sight is all new and strange to me. I don't understand how someone could have visions and claim them as real simply because they feel it. " Varia offered her a quick apologetic smile. "Sorry, again. This is all so strange. My mother told me stories of this stuff and I never really believed it. Even meeting the jedi has been... Well she wasn't what I would think a jedi was, but coming here... They aren't the heroes I always thought they were. They're just... another group with beliefs. Now I am one here with doubts, so many of them I'm not sure how I can even begin to join these ranks or how I am expected to. This isn't my territory, you know?" Varia closed her eyes and sighed, her shoulders drooping with the weight of conflict in her. "If possible, could you explain why the force is revered as a source of power and knowledge? Why you trust it so?"
  7. Homesickness

    "Quiet is hard to accept if you are not use to it in your life. You must come from a life that is a lot more fast-paced than the one that is here." She wanted to snort, but figured that would be rude. "That's one way to put it." She said softly, feeling a tad grateful someone understood her dilemma, even minimally. Her curiosity was caught though as the girl described the place as her life. What a boring one it must have been so far. Though, as she said, having been born to the life she had, it was hard for her to imagine the opposite as she must be imagining the opposite. "I've spent my entire life traveling, constantly moving and constantly hunting. The excitement is one of the many things I miss. And may never get back. I'd be devastated if my parents put me here by their will..." Her lips pouted, realizing once again she was borderline being rude to a stranger. Best to shut her mouth now than to shove her foot all the way down her throat."Sorry, Varia Octarian. I guess you could say I'm a new student." Varia listened quietly as she explained her struggle with meditation. Mentally noting down how pristine this young woman seemed, and how adverse to power she was. Even in the mental plane. It was a little confusing, compared to what Varia thought previously of meditation. That maybe it was a way to balance and harness power, as Master Kast hinted at. "Then why do it?" She asked bluntly, the confusion plain on her face. "If power is not what the jedi want, or if you don't feel comfortable doing it, then why do it?" Her dark brows were furrowed over her eyes, and her teeth dug into her bottom lip. If the jedi couldn't help her achieve what she needed or wanted, why was she here?
  8. Dead Tongues

    There was more to it than that? Varia wanted to seep through the seat, through the floor and disappear. This was not meant for her. Nor did she like it. 'K'atini.' Rang through her mind, and she bit the inside of her cheek to keep from scowling. At the very least, his mention of other jedi piqued her interest, but beyond that she didn't see the point to the rest of this meeting. "With it being so short it's a 'lil difficult to get anymore out of it." She lightly pursed her lips before continuing, hoping she wouldn't be reprimanded for being questioning. But at the same time logic overpowered and hurled her forward. "I mean, who decided it was a prophecy? I was always told those were just silly legends and stuff that were most likely to occur, not that they actually would. And if this is a reference to a prophecy, that no one even knows if it's already happened, we already don't have very much information to go on." Varia looked to the others in the room, feeling a little self conscious once again. It wasn't exactly fair to them for her to be so opposing, they probably were eating this stuff up. She sighed, sometimes she had to go and step on her own feet. "But... I guess even if it is in reference to a prophecy, I'll mention again what I said before, it sounds like a constant circle of events. Maybe that's what the prophecy is. More like a warning or some sort of 'statement'- maybe it's not going to happen or has already happened, but it's continuously happening." Varia ringed her hands together, her blue eyes narrowing at the floor and her fresh boots. "I'm not all about this light and dark stuff. I don't know anything about it really. But I know life and death. And I know it comes full circle and nothing stops it. To me it kinda seems the same. Or close enough." She looked back up to her instructor, her cheeks turning pink once more from having spoken so much in front of strangers. Not that they seemed so bad. "Is there anymore to the text at least? Or do we know the prophecy itself to compare it to?"
  9. Introductions

    Trooper or sith either is good, sith have more options at the moment for plotting and activity, whereas we are lacking in troopers extensively. But should you wish to be a battle overlord themed sith and make that your end goal by all means go for it!
  10. Spotlight!

    As given we formerly had a Kudos thread, I would like to make a new one in the form of a spotlight! There's numerous members and initiates that have wonderful threads, plot ideas, and characters that should be acknowledged and recommended for reading for those that haven't already. Everyone is free to post and bring up any Thread/ Bio or just give a shout out to the members for appreciation whenever! As a given for starting it up I'll post a few right now. Inception - As I'm sure everyone noticed this one popping up daily. Also as I'm sure everyone knows I'm Verrin's biggest fangirl, but honestly it's a really good and fun read. Kai truly has the force flowing through the fingers for writing this and doing so on such a frequent basis. The writing style, the creativity, and the back and fourth from one of our oldest members and one of our newest is really outstanding and captivating to read. Great job @Darth Verrin and @Kai Tsintah. A Calm and Civil Solution - Okay you guys are flipping amazing having so much content and a decent amount of characters and I don't see anyone slipping in the slightest in addressing everyone and everything going on and getting involved. And that's just the surface. There's so much passion in these posts I kinda feel the struggle of all the mandalorian characters affected by the situation. It's all a bundle of feels and I feel like I'm in the room letting my own opinion shift left to right with every post. Great job you guys! @Tal Cuyot @Nola Trenox @Ma'rik Alesha Another spotlight I'd like to give would be to two initiates- @Sidara Eldin- For your Bio and creativity, you go glen coco I can't wait to see you out and about more on the site! Going over your application I absolutely loved it and I will be hitting you up for some roleplay soon! @Mirran Kai- For your dedication and creativity as well! I see you on here all the time and absolutely love it and also can't wait to get our thread going! You play your character very well and put excellent work into your writing!
  11. Plotters- Jean Lyell

    Given that there’s no reason a dark Jedi would know of a sith artifact on a desolate planet (the only reason Ellina knows is because she was stranded there) and I have this idea in mind to encourage a small bit of interaction for the sith. Ima say nooo.
  12. Plotters- Jean Lyell

    Character: Jean Lyell Rank: Jedi Knight Affiliation: Jedi Allies: Members of the jedi order (no one in particular thats still active) Apprenticeships: none Aquaintances: none to be mentioned Enemies: none to be mentioned Schedule: I try to keep my phone on me at all times and can reply throughout the day to messages, easiest to contact me on discord. I can usually only post in the evenings after work or on the weekends. Also it's always better to message me on my Varia account since I'm always checking it the most. Current Roleplays: Homesickness (Varia Octarian thread)- Active Dead tongues (Varia Octarian thread)- Active Home (Ellina Kast Roleplay)- Active/Delayed One Ping Only (Aiden Rohl Roleplay)- Active I have an idea for a thread about an artifact retrieval, given by Master Kast to Jean Lyell. Basically Ellina is aware of an old sith settlement on the planet she was stranded on. Being physically sill weak, she would like to send if possible two to three jedi or a jedi and a few soldiers to retrieve the dark side item and return it to the enclave for study rather than destruction. If possible a bit of conflict with another sith seeking the artifact would be prime, as it would give a good healthy dose of interaction and conflict. With the influx of initiates as well, Jean may be looking for an apprentice soon. But also personally would like some more guidance from an older jedi to improve her skills and strengthen her connection to the jedi. I have a goal of her hopefully reaching a council seat or higher in her lifetime and to make her a pretty stable jedi character. This little bit though can wait for a while, I'd like to prioritize the artifact one first. Side note- My character sheet for Jean is still set to the OG sheet style and I will be updating it as soon as possible!
  13. Promotion Orders/ Positions available

    My pleasure to announce that we have a new admin on the team! Congrats to Homra/Ren for the new position! I have faith you will do great working with us! With that we will be opening up two official positions as instructors/ staff for our new recruits! The responsibilities fall under mostly teaching and guiding our new members. The only requirement is a passion to help guide and a decent amount of activity on the site! Anyone interested in the position may message me about it. I'm not one for a lot of words so that will be all. I hope everyone had wonderful holidays and are excited for the new year! Thank you again, Congratulations to Homra, and may the force be with you all!
  14. Homesickness

    Her silent sitting was interrupted by a young woman and a droid, not that she wasn't surprised. You couldn't walk ten feet without running into someone. Something else she missed being free from. Away from people, in the brush, stalking prey and the hunt. Nothing but the earth around her and her father's stable breathing by her side. A tear pricked at her eye as the droids voice barely registered in the back of her mind. 'Battle meditation eh? I guess there are a few tricks besides sitting in the quiet.' Varia watched with tired glazed eyes as the girl and her droid circled around towards her, listening with what could hardly be interest, but nothing to be done either way, she was effectively distracted. A Miraluka, also fascinating to her. The thought of lacking eyes and seeing 'through the force' was interesting. Probably a cooler aspect of force talents than peace and quiet and do-gooding. Closer to home on the stories she had heard of jedi capabilities. But for Miraluka this power came naturally. A built in tool to be used in daily life. Varia's mouth twitched down for a split second. Supposedly she was flowing with this tool- the force- this power. But she had yet to see it for herself. Because someone said she did, she was stuck here. "I apologize. I was so caught up in my studies. I was...kind of oblivious that there was another person here. I am sorry if I disturbed your tranquility." Varia's blue eyes blinked slowly at the young woman before her, almost not catching what she had said at first. So polite, like most others here. Well spoken and put together, Varia had to resist a sigh. She couldn't help but feel like this place sucked the livelyhood out of everyone. "Mirsh'kyramud..." She muttered under her breath, then coughed to try and hide her blush. Apparently she was growing a habit of talking to herself out loud. "Don't worry 'bout it." She waved off the apology, making sure to speak out loud this time. "Can't go very far, so it's hard to have any sort of privacy in this blasted place." Varia rolled her head back to look at the dancing leaves once more, her face blank as she blinked up at the sky. "Sorry, not that you're invading privacy... Just this place..." She closed her eyes and groaned "This place is too quiet." Varia realized she probably sounded like a lunatic, complaining about being in probably the safest and most peaceful places in the galaxy, to probably a jedi in training who wants nothing more than to be in a place like this. Well done to put her foot in her own ass. She blinked slowly again and looked back at the young woman, no reason to be uncivil despite her qualls with being trapped. "Studying meditation are you?"
  15. Homesickness

    Elona,3629 Varia Octarian slowly shuffled her way through the halls of the Jedi enclave, not really aiming for a place to go or something to do, but not wanting to sit alone in ‘her room’ a minute longer. The more time she spent alone to her thoughts the more she considered sneaking away. This place was so... quiet. She missed the constant rumblings of her fathers ship or her mother’s soft humming as she meandered about. A harsh stab of pain rippled from her chest and she let out a quick cough, covering her face and plugging her nose to resist the sting of her tears that were building. There wasn’t really a moment that had come to pass that she didn’t think of her parents, but also not one where she had taken the proper time to mourn them. It simply didn’t register with her. She was still waiting for this mundane stay with the Jedi to end. She was still waiting for her father and mother to sweep into the docking bay with smiles and take her away from here. Despite the fact she knew it would not happen, she couldn’t help but hope. The robes itched, the food was stale compared to her mothers cooking (she hadn’t bothered to ask if she could cook for herself, she couldn’t even keep her blasted stuff until she ‘proved herself’), and the people so far were so... strange to put it kindly. She didn’t belong here. Not that Ellina- no Master Kast, would agree. By all rights she was an orphan and now property of the Jedi. A small bit of bile rose in her throat at the thought, and she grimaced, taking in her surroundings for a moment. She had come to a crossroads of the halls, a beautiful large tree taking up the open space and filling the area with a fresh scent similar to the plains around the enclave. If she couldn’t leave yet, she would sit and pout. Varia clambered over the small stone barrier, used mostly for sitting anyways, and plopped down next to the roots of the tree. Making sure she was firmly and comfortably planted, she let her head tilt back and rest on the trunk as she gaze up through the leaves. Oddly enjoying the rustle of the breeze through the leaves, she found herself willing to meditate in her cozy spot. Being of the few things Ellina told her about that the Jedi really do (apparently her mother’s stories of great battles and heroic efforts were just that- stories), Varia made her first attempt to clear her mind and try to forget everything around her.