The Wisdom of Master Jor Ka Ri
Posted on Sat Nov 14th, 2020 @ 2:01pm by Knight Artorius An
Edited on Sat Nov 14th, 2020 @ 2:02pm
There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.
There is no fear, there is power.
I am the heart of the Force.
I am the revealing fire of light.
I am the mystery of darkness.
In balance with chaos and harmony.
Immortal in the Force.
Seeing as how I'm new to the Enclave, and given how most of the residents are remembering Master Plex. I opted out of respect not to attend the funeral, I still am an outsider after all but eventually I'll learn the (proverbial) ropes of this place. Instead I thought I'd share some knowledge about my own Master, Jor Ka Ri.
Master Ri was a classicist. A lover of history, dueling, and archeology. He trained his students in the ways of the Je'daii because he devoutly believed it was the way. Naturally this brought much suspicion and chagrin to his elders but no one did challenge him on that...I wonder why? It wasn't just his philosophical stances that brought him admiration; it was his honesty and the way he presented himself with honour and respect. Treating everyone he met with a dignity others could do well to emmulate.
Master Ri taught that the greatest asset a Jedi could ever have is his or her capacity to love. "Serve law and justice, but do so from a place of love." He would often lecture me, and his former students. "The people we serve can be great if they wish to be, they only lack the light to be shown the way. For this reason...above all else is why the Jedi exist. They will stumble along the way, but eventually they'll join us in the Force."
To even repeat his words, at this dark hour...seems like hearasy doesn't it?
If he were alive today he wouldn't have cared. Master Ri was courageous in that regard.
Towards the end of his life he was promoted to Battlemaster, an envious appointment. Come to think of it some teachers were envious of his students to even be trainning under Master Ri. But he was a nearly flawless swordsman and he drove it home into his students the theories and the practices of what sabre combat was. He made dueling a form of art, put a sword in his hands and he becomes poetry and flow in motion.
Without a single doubt, it was something to experience.
"When you're out there alone, against the dangers and the evils of what's lining up to challenge you...you'll have only two things. The first being your faith in the Force, the second your blade. Your sword will become more than just your weapon, it'll become your companion. The one absolute that you can depend on in times of crisis. It's not just an extension of your arms, but of your soul as well."
To those who remember, Master Ri was a legend. A peer whos counsil and guidance is greatly missed. A friend you can totally count on when you needed him, and a fighter you'd want on your side if you were going into battle.
For me he was more than my Master, he was family. He may live on through me but it's a poor comparasion to the actual person who should be here.