swtor 30 day jedi challenge - day six
Qyzen Fess: Ilse feels at ease with Qyzen. There’s a comfort in her interactions with him that is lacking in her relationships with less obviously intimidating beings. Qyzen’s code and his bluntness means that Ilse always knows exactly where she’s standing with him, with minor nuances due to fascinating cultural differences. His stoicism and confidence is a refreshing change from the inane pettiness of so many inhabitants of the galaxy.
It did take some time to adjust to his view of the Scorekeeper, and her own role as “Herald.” Ilse has come to terms with this by classifying the Scorekeeper as a particularly personal manifestation of the force. Her own role as Herald is therefore acceptable, being nothing more than a vessel for the Force.
While they do not always see eye to eye on particular practical matters, Ilse has found that she can usually bring Qyzen to her way of thinking with a brief explanation of her reasons, and that even if he still does not agree, he will yet abide by her.
Felix Iresso: In Felix, Ilse found someone to match her calm, even-handed approach to a life filled with strife and uncertainty. She feels affection for the LT, though suspects that he feels far more strongly about herself than she ever will for him. She’s grateful for his admiration, and believes that she can love him without the risk of dark side attachment. If he can pass the Jedi Council’s high bar for officially sanctioned romantic relationships, then she sees no harm in continuing to progress their relationship. It’s more for his sake than her own. Should the time bomb in his head become an insurmountable problem, at least he will die at the hands of someone who cares for him, and did everything in her power to save him first.
Nadia Grell: Ilse feels a great deal of sympathy for Nadia, and does her best to provide the stability and guidance that have so long been lacking in her life. She admires the younger woman’s courage and compassion, and enjoys the challenge in being forced to articulate her beliefs and thoughts on the Force, the Order, and life in general. While currently they share too much a master/padawan relationship for friendship, Ilse hopes that Nadia and her relationship will grow into something similar to the one she shares with Yuon Parr and the other peers of the order.
Leda Vaar: “Friend” would not be the word that Ilse would use to describe Leda. It’s both too little and too much for the sort of intimacy that exists between them. They have shared a master, and now share a pupil. They have taken down sith, saved planets, stopped plagues, and prevented governments from shattering. To try to count how many times one has saved the other’s life would be futile. While their philosophies on the force are not always in alignment, Ilse believes that this is more of a help than a hindrance, even when educating Nadia. It is important that their padawan learn that there are many ways for the force to work, many ways to hold to the code, than that she follows Ilse’s own, sometimes rigid, interpretation. Ilse trusts Leda (though not with the directions).
Nirea Valeran: While Ilse and Leda have a shared history, and a shared love of history, Ilse and Nirea come from utterly different backgrounds and have utterly different interests. They fight differently, speak differently. Nirea is defiant where Ilse is obedient; Nirea is reckless where Ilse is careful; Nirea is hot where Ilse is cold; Nirea is loud where Ilse is silent. And yet, they are both honest to a fault, share a great deal of compassion for the weak and wounded, care deeply for the freedom of the world, and a willingness to sacrifice anything for doing what they believe to be right. Ilse respects Nirea, admires the results she can achieve, and trusts her absolutely.