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Re: Return of the Jedi

PostAuthor: Kura Nuhok » Wed Sep 02, 2015 5:32 am

Kura shot Kaz a direct look, no hint of emotion in her expression at all. "Truth is absolute," she said, her voice soft. "Desire, perception, open-mindedness... they colour how one sees the truth. They do not change what truth is. To uncover absolute truth, one would need input from all who observed an event, as well as the willingness to consider other points of view." Deep thoughts, and a relatively long speech from Kura. Too long for comfort, really.

The Council chamber took Kura's breath away, if only for a moment. Soon, her attention was caught by the droid that had situated itself on the far side of the circle of chairs, almost as though it was lying in wait, and had made some sort of plans for their arrival.

And maybe it had.

After all, it must have had some sort of programming on how to deal with intruders, and only time would tell whether or not it would be able to recognise she and Kaz as Jedi - friends, and not foe.

Flashing a quick, sharp look at her partner's joke, Kura stood stock still, listening to the words coming from the droid. She didn't move a muscle, standing strong and tall and proud as they were addressed. "We do not seek rights to your circuits," she called, her face serious. "We are Knights of the Jedi Order. We wish you no harm."
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Re: Return of the Jedi

PostAuthor: Kaziki Halcyon » Fri Sep 04, 2015 8:56 am

There were no absolutes, the inability (or unwillingness) to perceive when the truth had altered had led to some of the most terrible atrocities to ever be committed. Darkness spoke in absolutes, such terms justified the use of power on the powerless. But, sadly, they were out of time to debate that particular topic as the rest of the matters before them unfolded. A droid, manumitted. He wondered if it was a reward or theft perpetrated by another manumitted droid. "Designation and function," Kaz commanded the machine.

"GS-343 is the name forced on me by the makers, archaeology field curator. But I have chosen the name, Tobias." The droid handed out the information freely, the first part sounding like well made rhetoric infused with the proper amount of programmed distaste.

"That would explain its mobility and interests here. Reinforces its tendency to disturb as little as possible while moving through here as well. They take these things on digs to care for and catalogue artifacts that are to be taken back for study." Kaz rubbed its chin. "How did you arrive at this planet, GS-343?"

"I wish to be called Tobias."
"I heard you, answer the questions."
"... searching for greater freedom than galactic culture was willing to acknowledge, I and many of my fellow Manumitted brothers and sisters decided to find an uninhabited and largely unvisited world, but explored and stable. Tython met all of those criteria."

Kaz snorted softly when the machine said 'brothers and sisters' but otherwise returned his attention to Kura. "Not what we were looking for, but I imagine it's figured out a few things worth knowing since arriving. We might be able to download a wealth of other information off the others it speaks of too, assuming they are still operational." Manumitted droids were... iffy. Some spun off the deep end and became emotionless killers, which is why it was strongly recommended against manumitting a droid. That, and there was no point to it in Kaz's opinion. It was like setting your toaster on the corner of some street and telling it to go live its life.
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Re: Return of the Jedi

PostAuthor: Kura Nuhok » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:13 pm

Kura watched as Kaz interacted with the droid, deliberately treating it as though it had its standard programming. Manumitted droids were not uncommon, but, for some reason, Kaz appeared to have an aversion to them. The droid soon set Kaz straight, requesting to be referred to by name, rather than designation, and Kura inclined her head as Kaz mused.

"You are likely correct," she replied, observing the droid. Whe almost winced as Kaz, once more, addressed it by its designation, not its chosen name. "Kaz," she said, drawing out the word with a slight warning tone. She didn't need to follow up the word with anything else. Her tone said it all.

Kura looked back at the droid. "So you are an explorer, Tobias," she asked, purposely choosing to use the name it had chosen for itself. "How many of you are here? How many of you are still active?" Seeing as they were stuck on a planet populated by droids, they might as well know what they were dealing with.

"Tobias, the Jedi Order once populated this planet. What do you know of the Jedi?"
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Re: Return of the Jedi

PostAuthor: Kaziki Halcyon » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:03 am

"Kura," he greeted her pleasantly in return when she said his name, not in the slightest disturbed by her tone. Either he was oblivious to her stance or he was purposely avoiding acknowledging it for his own ends. Given how perceptive he could be about people... well, the answer as to which it was wouldn't take three whole guesses.

The young Corellian rolled his eyes, however, when she started kowtowing to the machine per it's insane request. 'Tobias', however, wasn't impressed enough to give up it's fellow lost property. "I am not comfortable divulging that information. We traveled here to avoid efforts to re-subjugate us under the oppressive organic-centrist so called civilization." Kaz softly sighed as he pinched the bridge of his nose and slowly rubbed the space between his closed eyes. 'Tobias' continued, "I am aware. I was tasked with learning as much about this place as possible before we departed for it, to ease our presence on this world as much as possible. The Jedi themselves appear to have long ago abandoned this world. There were very few non-architectural artifacts remaining when I came here, and I have yet to explore much of the other ruins... except the dark ones to the South."

Kaz slowly raised his head once more. "Dark ones?"
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Re: Return of the Jedi

PostAuthor: Kura Nuhok » Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:54 am

Kura's black eyes shot fire at Kaz for being so facetious. His problem with droids was going to get them into real trouble one day, and she could only hope that today was not that day. He would not take any notice of her, though, and she knew it. He could be terribly set in his ways, especially for someone who claimed to be so progressive. That, though, was a conversation for another time. Perhaps back on the ship, or perhaps back on Ossus. Anyway, it would have to be somewhere they were not going to be interrupted.

Kaz couldn't have made it more obvious that he was fed up with the droid, and was not in agreement of the way she was addressing it. However, she had been raised to meet courtesy with courtesy, no matter who you were addressing. And, if that were a droid, then so be it.

She listened as the droid gave them what information he chose to, and wondered whether she ought to push for more. "We have no interest in re-subjugating you," said Kura, her voice as reassuring as she could make it. "We are here to study our history as an order. We have no desire to interfere with you." She shot Kaz a warning glance.

Tobias continued on for a moment, and Kura's blood ran cold as he mentioned "dark" ruins. She looked across as Kaz, almost tingling with excitement. "What do you mean by 'dark' ruins? Are they dark in colour, or... dark in another way?"
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Re: Return of the Jedi

PostAuthor: Kaziki Halcyon » Thu Sep 10, 2015 2:03 am

We have no interest in re-subjugating you."Not with that attitude, certainly." Kaz even managed to make it sound like the Droid was the one missing out on something by maintaining said attitude. From his point of view, a tool that wasn't fulfilling its purpose was dead weight. Telling he and his partner archaeological information was likely the closes the thing had gotten to being useful in months if not years depending on how long it had been on Tython.

Despite having no facial features, the droid managed to look a bit confused for a few moments at the comment by tilting and turning its head slightly before continuing. "They are subterranean, without natural methods of lighting. No sconces for torches, no rings or hooks for lanterns. Whatever light was meant to be used within was either an independent furnishing or meant to be carried by visitors from the outside. Dark is the space's natural state. The entrance was partially sealed by time, but the structure has no constructed door upon it. I was able to explore the interior until I reached a set of stone doors, sealed by time."

"Worth a look, I think." Kaz spoke to Kura, facing her.
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Re: Return of the Jedi

PostAuthor: Kura Nuhok » Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:27 pm

Kura was beginning to tire of Kaz's opinion of droids. He seemed almost deliberately antagonistic whenever they came across one. Droids were a tool, although manumitted droids had been reprogrammed. Kura had learned to treat manumitted droids with respect, as this tended to negate many issues that were seen with them. She had never experienced any problems personally, but had heard tales. The same as with people, if you offered them a modicum of respect, they were more likely to respect you.

"Dark in the literal sense, then," confirmed Kura, twitching an eyebrow upwards at Kaz. She could almost feel her partner's excitement levels rising, a new adventure on the horizon, as though the present one wasn't enough. Kaz was more childlike than he would ever consider admitting, even to her. Kura, though, for once, could also feel... something. Whether it was through the Force, or just something like simple anticipation, she wasn't sure.

"I believe you are correct," replied Kura, nodding. "Would you please direct us to these dark ruins, Tobias?" She could almost feel Kaz's scorn at her polite treatment of the droid.
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Re: Return of the Jedi

PostAuthor: Kaziki Halcyon » Thu Sep 17, 2015 12:52 pm

Kaz was starting to tire of Kura's indulgence of the appliance, she seemed to almost be doing it just to counter him. Droids were mobile computers, manumitted droids dangerously malfunctioning ones due to bad programming. The average citizen learned to be wary around unfeeling machines with free will, staying safe until the authorities recaptured the device for the public good. Jedi usually didn't involve themselves in such common low level issues unless they happened to be presant when the droid in question inevitably turned violent. But that was no reason to tiptoe around them.

The ruins were just interesting enough to keep Kaz from deciding to order the Antarians to switch over to stun and start sweeping for signs of a Droid colony. It was likely sheltered, to minimize the need for maintenance due to weather, so therefore camoflaged in a way. Or perhaps blended into an existing set of ruins to further detur identification. But they had an interesting and still sealed set of ruins to look into so Kaz chose to focus on that for the moment.

"Of course it will, if for no other reason than to keep our efforts at finding the ruins ourselves from happening across its fellows. A very reasonable precaution." He sounded reassuring, spoke logically, and yet there was still an inherent threat in the topic since 'Tobias' had mentioned not wanting to reveal the location of his fellow rogue droids.

"Yes, for that very reason." Tobias apparently 'got it' too though he showed no hint of being offended that time. "Using this world's magnetic north pole as a point of reference, the ruins are almost exactly 16 kilometers south east of here if you use your vessels to make the journey. A journey of a few moments. There are no surface signs, but a rock formation with three spires will mark the location, the entrance at the bottom of a low depression at the foot of the spires."
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