Mechis III.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Mechis III
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 05:41
Mechis III - Surface
"The correct pronunciation is she zor.  He was a Falleen Prince of House Sizhran and the leader of the powerful criminal organization Black Sun. Xizor was a ruthless competitor and charismatic public figure in high society with his headquarters in the city planet Coruscant. Close to the Imperial Palace, but less splendid, was Xizor's Palace: his home outside Falleen.

Following the Battle of Hoth, Xizor was considered one of the most influential beings in the galaxy, on a par with Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader, due to his exceptional wealth and influence through his criminal activities.
"
Tump
 player, 434 posts
 Relic Hunter
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 18:40
Mechis III - Surface
"Interesting. I wonder how she went from bodyguard to a galactic crime lord to being a key player in supporting the resistance. Vyctor, you seem to trust Guri, so she's got my vote for now, but it all seems a little shady. Even for me."

He looks back over to Irin. "Is there any mention as to where she might be now? We had some clues before. The Temple of the Eye, Eye Temple, something like that..."
Irin Adson
 NPC, 69 posts
 Human
 Relic Hunter
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 19:37
Mechis III - Surface
Irin scans down more on the file.  "Lists known associates.  Xizor, Captain Solo, Luke Skywalker, Dash Rendar.  Does not list a last known location.  I can scan for an Eye Temple."
Tump
 player, 435 posts
 Relic Hunter
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 20:38
Mechis III - Surface
Tump pops up in his seat. "Aice, if I give you the drive with the holo-transmission, do you think you can clean up some of the static? Maybe we can get a better idea what location she was talking about."
R10-AC
 NPC, 47 posts
 Astromech
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 21:11
Mechis III - Surface
"I could give it a go, but why not give it to Mechis III?  His AI has far more computational power than my own."
R10-AC
 NPC, 48 posts
 Astromech
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 21:11
Mechis III - Surface
"I could give it a go, but why not give it to Mechis III?  His AI has far more computational power than my own."
Tump
 player, 436 posts
 Relic Hunter
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 21:22
Mechis III - Surface
Tump nods. "Fair point." He reaches into his pack to retrieve the disk. "Mechis III? You ready?"

Upon acknowledgment, Tump inserts the drive for processing.
Mechis III
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 23:07
Mechis III - Surface
"Beginning data reconstruction..."

The video appears and runs through once as it originally had.  Then the video clears up and some of the sound is more audible.

The impossibly attractive woman crosses her arms and narrows her eyes, almost daring you to come find her.  Seeing her yet again, hearing her speak, it is difficult to believe the record that she is artificial.  "I am Guri.  When a thousand years have finished, the falcon will rise again, and the star gods will fall into the abyss.  Come find me at the Jed-eye temple and I will guide you.  It is the will of the force."
Tump
 player, 437 posts
 Relic Hunter
Tue 21 Nov 2017
at 23:31
Mechis III - Surface
Tump raises an eyebrow. "Jedi Temple? That ring a bell with anyone?"
R10-AC
 NPC, 49 posts
 Astromech
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 00:43
Mechis III - Surface
The humans in the room all look around at one another with confused or blank looks and shrugging shoulders.

Aice whirls his dome around in a full 360.  In a somewhat effeminate and annoying droid voice with a peculiar accent, he begins a recounting.  "The Jedi were a mystical sect of knights that worked closely with the Galactic Alliance and before them the Galactic Republic.  They were an instrument of order and peace in the galaxy.  Their timeless war against the Sith stretches back to a time before historical databanks were able to be replicated across the galaxy and so lost in lore and legend.  They had a number of temples scattered across the galaxy, places of training, meditation, and storage of information pertaining to the history of the galaxy, and most importantly, the Force."
Tump
 player, 438 posts
 Relic Hunter
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 03:10
Mechis III - Surface
Tump, eyebrow still raised, looks around at the rest of the group. "What sort of force are we talking about? Only thing I understood in all of that was 'a number of temples scattered throughout the galaxy'. How are we gunna find which one she's talkin' about? Anything in that transmission that would give us a clue as to her surroundings?"

This message was last edited by the player at 03:20, Wed 22 Nov 2017.

Django Blint
 player, 406 posts
 Human
 Gunslinger
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 03:19
Mechis III - Surface
"Hmm" mutters Django. "Knights, keepin' the peace, and killin' the bad guys? I could get behind that notion. But what's a Sith?".
Mechis III
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 03:36
Mechis III - Surface
"There weren't that many, not that a contemporary of Luke Skywalker would know of anyway.  It is likely one of seven that this Guri refers to:  Courscant, Tython, Ossus, Yavin IV, Jedha, Ahch-to, or possibly Ilum."
R10-AC
 NPC, 50 posts
 Astromech
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 03:38
Mechis III - Surface
"The Sith were the antithesis of the Jedi."  Aice continues to speak in the odd effeminate droid voice.  Captain Solo does not sound like the kind of guy who would use words like 'antithesis' so that may be why Aice has to use the other voice.  He doesn't have a voice record of Solo using it.
Django Blint
 player, 407 posts
 Human
 Gunslinger
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 03:43
Mechis III - Surface
"You got any record of what they were like though? The kind a' people or.. things they was? I mean, if they're still around, and that's prolly a big if, we need to know how to profile em'. For all we know, this Guri chick could be one of em' or with one of em' given her checkered past".
Tump
 player, 439 posts
 Relic Hunter
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 14:59
Mechis III - Surface
"Unfortunately, I don't think we have the luxury of hopping across seven different planets looking for some hidden church. Perhaps there are other clues in the transmissions from her that would point us in a specific direction. She did say the Jedi Temple. Was one more of a central base than the others?"

This message was last edited by the player at 15:01, Wed 22 Nov 2017.

Mechis III
Wed 22 Nov 2017
at 21:55
Mechis III - Surface
Aice's dome rotates back and forth, mimicking the shaking of a human had.

However, Mechis III responds at length.  "The Jedi Order was wiped out a thousand years ago.  Their feud with the Sith was manipulated by forces unknown so that they eliminated each other.  Luke Skywalker, the Jedi Grand Master, was the last to die.  After the Sith were defeated, a Council of powerful beings called the Council of the Stars, betrayed the Grand Master and killed him.  Some say they were behind the Last Force War.  Other say they just capitalized on it.  Either way, the various religions based on the use of the Force were outlawed by the Council.

Jedi Knights followed a particular code.  It is as stated:

There is no emotion, there is peace.
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no passion, there is serenity.
There is no chaos, there is harmony.
There is no death, there is the Force.


The Jedi Order worked to keep peace and order throughout the Galaxy.  They were considered by many to be 'good', but simplistic moral terms often are nothing more than a convenient label for organics to compartmentalize thought.  The Jedi were not objectively good or evil, though most of what they did would be called good by most civilizations.  They were servants of law and order.  They served what was called the Light Side of the Force, the Ashla.

As for Guri, she could not be a Jedi or a Sith.  Only organics can access the Force.  As non-organics - such as myself - are not technically alive, and the Force is produced and connected only to living things, we have no connection to the Force.

While the Jedi had multiple temples scattered across the Galaxy, those seven are of the most importance among the Jedi.

Coruscant was the Jedi Temple that served to connect the Order to the government of the Galaxy throughout the millennia.  It sat atop a Force Nexus of great power, created by the long term presence of the Jedi there.

Tython is thought to be the planet of origin of the Jedi and the temple there is argued to be the oldest.  It's two moons are Ashla and Bogan, the Light and the Dark.

Ossus was one of the first planets Jedi settlers from Tython went to.  They established an academy there and it was once the central repository for all Jedi knowledge.  Luke Skywalker reestablished the academy there in the last few years of the Galactic Republic.

Jedha, Ahch-to, and Yavin IV may have less historical importance, but they are actually more active locations in the waning decades of the Galactic Republic.

Ilum was the planet where the majority of the Jedi kyber crystals came from during the Galactic Republic before the Empire and during the New Republic and subsequent Galactic Alliance.
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Tump
 player, 440 posts
 Relic Hunter
Fri 24 Nov 2017
at 14:34
Mechis III - Surface
Tump just blinks a few times at the torrent of information that comes flooding at them. "That all sounds... ", he waggles his fingers in the air, "a bit hokey, but I guess it wouldn't surprise me given all the other stuff we've seen lately."

He taps his finger on his chin. "Now, if I were a smokin' hot, millennia old, human replica droid of a dead religious order, where would I hide myself away? I might go to the one that lies in most ruin. Who'd look for something important there, right?"
Irin Adson
 NPC, 70 posts
 Human
 Relic Hunter
Fri 24 Nov 2017
at 15:23
Mechis III - Surface
"She said 'the' Jedi temple.  So we need to understand what she would consider 'the' temple, not what we might or what history might.  She was a contemporary of this Skywalker person.  A friend of Captain Solo, Captain Rendar, and this Xizor crime lord.  That's the clues we should be looking to.  What would they view as 'the' temple?"
Tump
 player, 441 posts
 Relic Hunter
Fri 24 Nov 2017
at 16:28
Mechis III - Surface
"Right. If you cross reference all those names, is there a location common to all of them? Perhaps one of those were frequented more than the other."
Irin Adson
 NPC, 71 posts
 Human
 Relic Hunter
Fri 24 Nov 2017
at 16:56
Mechis III - Surface
Irin taps the interface a few more times.  "Coruscant.  Easily."
Django Blint
 player, 408 posts
 Human
 Gunslinger
Fri 24 Nov 2017
at 22:45
Mechis III - Surface
"Hold up a minute. Mechis, you said something Tython? Tell me more about it".
Tump
 player, 442 posts
 Relic Hunter
Sat 25 Nov 2017
at 00:09
Mechis III - Surface
Tump glances over at Django. "You got something, Cap'n?"
Django Blint
 player, 409 posts
 Human
 Gunslinger
Sat 25 Nov 2017
at 02:03
Mechis III - Surface
Django pauses for a moment. "Look.. this is gone sound real stupid, but when we was down there, I had a few weird things happen. For one, when that blast went off what near laid Ronan low, I took the full brunt of it too. But it was like.. like I willed it not to burn me. An' it didn't. When I was hookin' up cables, I passed out from the heat. I heard a voice, an' at the time, I decided it was my mind playin' tricks on me. But it said something like, calm, or peace or some junk. I listened to it, and calmed myself. The heat may as well have been nothin' after that. What was drivin' me to near death one minute all of the sudden couldn't phase me if it rose another 50 degrees. Then, when I came back and caught some rest, I had some bizarro dream. Somebody.. or somethin', kept leading me through all sorts a' places. Said somethin' about the Force, and told me to come to Tython".

Django takes a few to remove his hat and wipe his brow. He looks around at everyone. "I have no real or concrete evidence to go on here, other than bein' spooked a few times. Each instance has it's own logical explanation, and on the other hand, it don't. If anyone a' you told me the same things I just said, I'd snub it with doubt. I full and well expect each of ya to be doin' just that right now, but somethin' about all that down there... somethin' about it all felt too real. For me to hear about Tython, a place proly ain't none of us but the droids ever heard of, only to have it repeated up topside like this? Well it's got the hair on the back of my neck standin' up, and the only thing that ever does that is when I'm lookin' down the wrong end up a gun".
Tump
 player, 443 posts
 Relic Hunter
Sat 25 Nov 2017
at 03:38
Mechis III - Surface
Tump leans back and kicks his feet up. "Welp, you're the captain. Is that where you want to go?"