Star Wars: Bright Future
The Jedi Order was an ancient monastic peacekeeping organization unified by its belief and observance of the Force , specifically the Light Side. For Thousands of years, the Jedi Order served as peace-keepers and guardians of justice in the Galaxy. Of all the traditions of Force Users, the Jedi are the most well known, the most famous. Over the millenia their methods of organization have changed, from a loose band of Force-users to a rigid theocracy spanning hundreds of worlds. They have faced near extinction several times, only to have their light rise again to drive back the darkness in the galaxy.
When a Jedi first joins the order, no matter what Era, they train to utilize and master their Force abilities. Taks such as lightsaber remote practice and telekinesis train the Jedi in some of their well-known abilites, but it also teaches the padawan to expand their senses beyond the mundane, to tap into the Force and experience a world larger than one could possibly imagine. To become connected to the mystical energy field generated by all living things. Tapping into such power can be corrupting, and it’s the responsibility of those in the Order to guide their students and fellow knights to serve the Light Side of the Force, and be vigilant against those of the Dark Side.
A member of the Jedi Order is expected to become a fully-trained Jedi Knight, and to use their powers for the benefit of the galaxy. Their advancement in the Jedi Order is determined by not only their mastery of the Force, but also in their skill with a lightsaber, their ability to mediate disputes, and their success with bringing peace and justice to those in need. One can also gain status within the Jedi Order by uncovering secrets of the Force once lost, or preserving the Force knowledge of today for tomorrow’s generations by making a Holocron or Archive. Finally, training a padawan to knighthood successfully is a way to become a prominent Jedi within the Order.
The Jedi Order has changed in may ways over the years. What caused a Jedi to gain or lose status in one Era may not be the same in a different Era.
Regardless, the basic tennants of the Jedi remain the same whether belonging to the Jedi Order in Sunrider’s time, or in Skywalker’s; become a Guardian of Peace and serve the Light Side fo the Force.
Type: Force Tradition
Enemies: Darth Krayt’s Empire, Rav’s Pirate/Bounty Hunter Fleet
Allies: Galactic Alliance Remnant, Antarian Rangers
Rivals: Imperial Knights
Scale: 12 (This number is reduced from 17 to 12 during the Legacy Era to reflect that the Jedi Order is in hiding and much of their power-base and influence are lost.)
POSITIVE CRITERIA and ORGANIZATION SCORE BONUS
|Experience||+1/2 Character Level|
|Has at least 1 level in the Jedi Heroic Class||+1|
|Has the Skill Focus (Use the Force) feat||+1|
|Has the Force Training feat||+1 per time taken (max +5)|
|Has at least 1 level in the Jedi Knight Prestige Class||+2|
|Has at least 1 level in the Jedi Master Prestige Class||+2|
|Possess a self-crafted lightsaber||+1|
|Spent thirty or more years in the Order||+2|
|Spent one hundred or more years in the Order||+5|
|Participates in a battle in which the organization is victorious||+1|
|Defeats a member of the Sith in combat (CL must equal or exceed the character’s level)||+1/4 Opponent’s CL (must equal or exceed character’s Level)|
|Member of the Skywalker Bloodline||+2|
NEGATIVE CRITERIA and ORGANIZATION SCORE PENALTY
|Reviled||-1/4 character’s Dark Side Score|
|Uses a power with the [Dark Side] descriptor in the presence of another Jedi||-2|
|Disobeys an edict of the Jedi Council||-2|
|Kills a member of the Order intentionally||-20|
|0||3 or less||None|
|1||4-10||Padawan: When someone first joins the Jedi Order and passes several apptitude tests, they are accepted as a Padawan. The Padawan learns the basics of Force instruction and practice their skills for years. Their goal is to undertake The Trials of Knighthood. Padawans are usually instructed by a single master, with supplementary training in specific areas from other Jedi Masters who specialize in Force techniques, Lightsaber combat, and social sciences. Some Jedi serve as padawans for several years, while other talented students may only be a Padawan for a short while before knighthood. A Padawan gains a +2 bonus to their Will Defense while within 12 squares of another member of the Jedi Order.|
|2||11-22||Jedi Knight: After a Padawan passes their Trials of Knighthood, they attain rank of Jedi Knight. They are now able to undertake missions for the Jedi Order on their own, and act on their own good judgement throughout the Galaxy. Jedi Knights serve as peacekeepers, loremasters, and mediators across known space. It is during this time as a Jedi Knight that the Jedi continues to train and master their abilities, with the goal of one day being recognized as a Jedi Master. While rare, it is not unheard of for a Jedi Knight to take on (or be assigned) a padawan learner to being their role as a teacher of the Jedi way. A Jedi Knight can spend a Force Point make a Gather Information check, using their Organization Score as the modifier to the Skill check instead of their Gather Information skill.|
|3||23-30||Jedi Master: Only the most skilled Jedi achieve the rank of Master. A Jedi Master wields the Force with confidence, and is able to perform supernatural feats with the Force. They have trained padawans, ended conflicts, and displayed their mastery of the Force. Jedi Masters are reveired beings, their presence alone has ended conflicts and disputes. A Jedi Master can spend a Force Point to gain an audience with the leader of any friendly or rival (but not Enemy) organization within 1d4 days.|
|4||31+||Jedi Council Member: A Jedi with sufficent expertise in the Force, they may be requested to serve on the Jedi Council. The Jedi Order has traditioanlly been led by a council of twelve Jedi. Members of the Jedi Council guide the Order and set policy for the Jedi. They are the political face of the Jedi, and the greatest Jedi in the galaxy. Once per encounter, a Council Member can spend a Force Point to reroll any Use the Force check and take the better result.|