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Jedi Orders organise a High Council

August 26, 2012

Galactic News was invited to an announcement from the Jedi in Tython.

Jedi from Dantooine (DJE), Tython (NJO) and Yavin 4 (KOJ) met in Tython and agreed, with the ones of Coruscant (Ilum) to “work toward better communication, better teamwork of the enclaves and be a more unified front so that we may better serve the Galaxy.” This will pass by a proper communication between the different enclaves, especially between their councils.

Jedi Master Sha’ira

This organisation might be considered as a “High Council”. The founding four orders, all in a world of the Republic, were already used to some form of collaboration together. They welcomed and encouraged all of the other Jedi to join them, but respect the decision of those wanting to remain independent.

In the meeting they also discussed on the situation of Coruscant. Some of the Jedi were on the planet during the attack, but overwhelmed, they were only able to observe and help the civilians. No plan on an upcoming action is yet public.

— Daana Kira

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  1. Ayeka Kel
    August 26, 2012 at 8:25 AM

    It’s my understanding and personal view that jedi ought not be independent of a grand Counsel. United Jedi are strong Jedi and the Republic has been weakened by the lack of a strong unified Jedi entwined with it. As the Jedi split up and became more and more apathetic tot he Republic, the weaker we became. So, I ask now, to all the Jedi hearing this, Please do not exclude the Senate from your agenda. Please use this opportunity you are creating to retake the Traditional place of a singular unified Jedi closely entwined with the Republic… and do not let this separation happen again.Do not the Jedi teach against Ego?

    • Sha'ira
      August 26, 2012 at 8:59 AM

      An independent Enclave does not mean that the Jedi that are part of it have a large ego. Even if they are not directly in the High Council they still work together with the other Jedi. TJR and the Uvena Prime Enclave are good examples of this. This is not something to be forced on anyone and one should respect their wish to remain independent. Enclaves that are on planets that do not necessarily favor Republic views could cause high tension between them and the Jedi who work closely with them. The Jedi’s role is to service the galaxy not just the single entity that is the New Republic. Situations are fluid and ever changing so the Jedi must be ready to meet those challenges.

      • Ayeka Kel
        August 26, 2012 at 2:11 PM

        I understand and acknowledge this.. I am merely concerned is all.

  2. Anonymous
    August 26, 2012 at 1:17 PM

    I would think that in order to be considered a high council all Jedi Orders should be included or informed. I see a few orders missing from this high council, included the Uvena, Trandosha, and Onderon. Shouldn’t a high council be independent of a government? Just because jedi work with the Republic, it doesn’t mean their high council should be controlled by it and a few of the independent orders favor the Republic without being a part of it from my understanding?

  3. Kasmiel
    August 27, 2012 at 5:33 AM

    If Jedi were doing their jobs properly, there wouldn’t be separate orders in the first instance, let alone an exclusive high council.

  4. Gentlebeing Rancor
    August 28, 2012 at 7:25 AM

    This has been tried and has failed many times in the past. What makes them think they can succeed now?

  5. Iria Tuqiri
    August 28, 2012 at 8:15 PM

    What is different about this attempt is that, unlike previous attempts, there is no one person or group in authority over the others. No one person is head of this council. Think of it more like a UN of Jedi enclaves. And the way it’s structured essentially does create one Jedi order with a high council, below that you have each of the enclaves with their original group structures in tact and under their own control. Each enclave has two seats on the Jedi Order High Council. The group leaders of each enclave also serve as OOC Admins to the high council. However, the High Council is primarily an IC body. Also for the first time, this attempt is working from a position of building trust and cooperation between the enclaves OOCly. If an idea or rule is presented for consideration, and an enclave feels it would be to their detriment, they can veto it’s acceptance and in the name of that trust, the rule or idea is not adopted. To adopt it by majority vote, as would seem normal, would be to negatively impact one or more of the enclaves, and over time resentment can develop. So, what is not good for one group, is not good for all. And in that way trust and cooperation is solidly built and maintained.

    Also, the Jedi Order and the Jedi Order High Council have every intention in continuing to support and work with the Senate and the New Republic as is right and proper. However, that does not mean that the Jedi Order or the HIgh Council is controlled by or legally bound to the Republic or the Senate. We can’t be. We support the Republic and Senate as long as they stand for freedom and democracy. If that changes, the Jedi need to be free to do something about it and not legally restricted by a corrupt senate or republic. As this High Council gains momentum, we fully expect the interaction with the senate and republic to increase.

    • Gentlebeing Rancor
      August 30, 2012 at 8:29 AM

      That exact thing has been tried before. Years ago on Coruscant ((GU Coruscant)). They had _ALL_ of the Jedi Orders that were around at the time as a part of this Council. I can’t recall what they called the thing, but it did exist and it did fail in the end.

      • Sha'ira
        August 30, 2012 at 8:59 AM

        ((Cant hurt to try again))

      • Iria Tuqiri
        August 30, 2012 at 9:21 AM

        It has been tried before, but the exact same thing? Not quite. I’ve been around a long time now, enough to see this tried numerous times and yes every time it has failed. But does that mean we should stop trying? There have also been many attempts at a Republic, Senate, and Empire… all have failed before. Does that mean we just give up on this current iteration? Of course not. When the idea of another high council was brought to me for consideration the first thing I asked was “how will this time be different?” because every attempt before has failed miserably. In the past, these councils have either been all IC, all OOC, or whoever formed them tried to impose their own beliefs on how it should be organized and function on everyone else. The Key difference this time is the working together in an atmosphere of mutual trust and understanding that I talked about. The idea of having a blend where OOC admins (the group leaders) have veto abilities will help ensure that one group doesn’t come up with a proposal that looks good, but might not be good for another enclave. In this way, one enclave can’t establish things that might negatively impact another, and so this provides an environment where each enclave can feel welcomed and supported, and that they are listened to.
        All previous attempts worked on the basis of majority vote, which often led to smaller groups feeling ignored or being overruled, which could then lead to OOC feelings of resentment and distrust. This time, that cannot happen.
        Will it fail? It might. But I would not have supported the effort if I did not beleive that this version provided a unique and different take on how it should work. I think it has a real chance of working. And this is the first time in all the attempts I’ve seen that I thought so. If we don’t believe in it, it WILL fail. I believe in this one.

    • Anonymous
      August 31, 2012 at 1:43 AM

      But it seems highly exclusive as previously stated. Each enclave has two seats? I see four enclaves.

      • Sha'ira
        August 31, 2012 at 5:02 AM

        4 Enclaves

        2 reps each that attend the meeting which are interchangeable as the need arises))

      • Iria Tuqiri
        August 31, 2012 at 7:04 AM

        ((We had to start somewhere. It’s much easier to get things like this organized and underway with a few initial members. Other enclaves will be added. An application form is being finalized. Once finished, other enclaves can apply. If we tried to do everything all at once, we’d never get anywhere. Which is one other reason past attempts have failed.))

  6. faardor
    August 30, 2012 at 9:28 AM

    (( posts here need to be IC Iria unless you use brackets. ))

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