Peace Keepers or Trained Assassins?
The Unveiling of the Mysterious Monks Part II (this part of
the interview was so involved that we have printed half in this issue and
the end will be continued in our next issue)
“Why do you carry weapons
if you are just Keepers of the Peace?”
“To carry a weapon does
not imply use of it in a violent situation. It also does not imply
the instigation of a violent situation. We do not condone any use of
a weapon except in self-defense. However, no matter how calm and
peaceful a situation may be, it is impossible to predict which situations
can become explosive. It is also impossible to predict when your
light saber may be needed as a tool rather than a weapon.” Master
Windu told me.
“Are you saying they
aren’t weapons when four people have been murdered with them?”
“That is exactly what I
am saying. A light saber is a focus of Force energy into a beam.
The crystals that the saber is made with focus that energy into a beam of
light. It can cut, it can burn, it can illuminate, it can melt
metal. It is the person behind the saber that directs the energy.
Energy used in self-defense makes it a tool. Energy used incorrectly
and directly used with anger makes it into a weapon.” Master Windu
“What about fighting
tactics and techniques? I know that Jedi are trained on a variety of
levels to fight.”
“You have done your
research well. You are a credit to your job. Yes we have 7
levels of training. Each Jedi must complete the first three levels
to become a knight. After achieving knighthood, the Padawan learner
is instructed by his or her Jedi Master in various higher levels of
fighting techniques. These techniques are based on philosophies from
around the galaxy. These philosophies combine movement and
techniques with the unity of the mind, body and spirit. Each level
that a Jedi is capable of encompasses the Jedi’s abilities along with
their own personal philosophies and dedication. Some Jedi only learn
levels up to 3 or 4. They do less fighting and more diplomatic work.
A Jedi that learns at a level five or six would be better suited to a life
of both diplomatic and fighting work. They would probably live off
world somewhere, perhaps even as far as the outer rims. Jedi
like this might negotiate trade agreements or peace treaties. Level
7 is reserved for the highest disciplines and is not taught to many Jedi
at all. It is used on a very high level and takes up all of the
concentration of the individual. I don’t think more than 5% of the
Jedi have even come close to training at a level 7.” Master Windu
“Would you say that a
Jedi could become an assassin if he turned for whatever reason?”
“I would say that whoever
gave you that impression does not know Jedi at all. All Jedi must
show dedication and loyalty. We put the whole above the personal.
We dedicate our lives to the benefit of all. There is no way a Jedi
could become an assassin unless he turned to the dark side. He would
have to be a Sith to commit any heinous crime. Since the Sith have
been wiped out for centuries, there is no possible way that a Jedi could
commit the crimes you are alluding to.” Master Windu said to me
much to my surprise.
Is the Saber Slayer a
In our next issue we will have an in depth interview with the primary investigator on these murders. In addition we hope to have comment from the Jedi that are assigned to assist in these investigations. Important political figures are dying and we as the public need to know what the Jedi are doing to protect our peace. What about our peace of mind and our trust in our judicial system? These hard hitting issues will be put to the Jedi as we uncover more about these mysterious monks.
WHERE IN THE GALAXY?
Dexter’s Diner-Located on
Coruscant what can one say about Dexter’s Diner? If you blink you
might miss it. Located in a busy part of town it is a small diner
that is always busy but always fun. The food is from traditional
fare though. Dexter has been around the Galaxy a few times and
brings all his knowledge with him. Whether it is his Alderaanian
Vegetarian Stew or his Tatooine Tuna Steak Melt. Some of his best
dishes are his fish and vegetable mixes. This reporter highly
recommends you have the special of the day if you are a first time
visitor. Dexter is always there with a smile and a story if you want
to hear one.
You can see everyone in
this place from average workers, to doctors, lawyers, to Senators and even
Jedi. The Jawa Juice is the best here as well as the Ewok Malts.
Take the kids as well, plenty of great food for them and a casual
atmosphere you just can’t get anywhere else on Coruscant.
ON THE STARZ!!
DOES THE FORCE HAVE IN MIND FOR YOU?
Metal - If your birth Year
was a 0 or 1 you are strong like steel and just as flexible. What
happens to steel if it isn’t used and just sits around? It rusts.
You need to get yourself out into this great big galaxy and rejuvenate.
You need to start Spring Planting, or a new exercise program to keep you
sharp or even a new hobby. You need to do anything that will get you
up and moving. Stop rusting and start polishing your skills!
Water - If your birth Year was a 2 or 3 you are able to flow and change like the rivers and lakes. You can feel to the depths of the oceans and see all the colors of the rainbow. The ice is cracking and it is time to flow again. Only this time you still may be experiencing some setbacks. Take it slow. No need to rush things at all, you have the time you need to catch up to everyone. Sometimes the Water needs to melt fully to be able to become rapids.
Wood - If your birth Year
was a 4 or 5 you are like the trees. You know how to see and listen
without causing too many rustling leaves. It is not time yet for you to be
in full bloom. Winter has you desiring warmer climates this time of
year more than ever. Be patient, your time will come. Then all
will bask in the glory of Spring that is yours. Enjoy this time
hibernating a little bit longer. It will definitely make the Spring
that much more beautiful for you.
Fire - If your birth Year was a 6 or 7 you burn with Passion for everything. Take that passion and turn it into the biggest flames you can muster. You need to be the inspiration for others at this time. Try and light that fire of passion and exuberance in someone else. You are always a creative and fun person but others look to you now for your help and guidance. You are just the one to do it too! You have the drive and passion and creativity to help any of your other friends with their lives. Think of others before yourself and you will glow the brightest!
Earth - If your birth Year was an 8 or 9 you are solid and grounded. Finally the Spring has arrived. No such time is so happy as Spring and Fall for the Earth group among us. It shows you who you really are and enables you to dream up new ways to change. Spring is the time for planting and cleaning and making everything beautiful again. Perhaps a friend could help with a project you have that you have been putting off. Don’t hesitate! Now is your time. You do not need the green light you already have one from the Force! What you plant now will come back to you three fold by the Autumnal Equinox. Make a wish and follow your star, the Earth is yours.
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