“I hit that guy so hard he was impressed with my skill and asked if I needed his services”
“One second everything was fine, and then that GTA fan ran off with my precious baby and some guy’s gun. Please, Corso, he won’t hurt your blaster. At least, a blaster can’t be crashed, but a ship can. I’m so nervous”
“I came here to complete my training, but instead I got into some high school drama, and we’re trying to find out who’s the most popular sith in the Academy. Hey, Vette, I have your vote, right?”
“My whole life has been some hell, but it’s about to change now that I have this big bloodthirsty, grumpy and constantly nostalgic scary guy who eats people. My very first friend”
“Oh yeah, I’m that famous pirate. I do a lot of… pirating… stuff. Oh, you think I’m an impostor? Well, maybe that’s the Red Blade YOU have met was an impostor! I bet he’s jealous I’m prettier than him”
“I left for FIVE minutes, and now everyone is dead because of some dude who has no taste in make-up whatsoever, and the big worm gave the token to some lizard instead of me, what are the odds?”
AU idea: the Jedi Order is a league of elite fashion models. Imperial Sith Co. are their rivals that supposedly disintegrated eras ago. But one day Maul comes onto the galactic fashion scene. And young model Obi-Wan fucking crushes him. Also they discover the kid that will fulfill the prophecy of the chosen one; a model that will bring balance to all glamor in the entire galaxy.
Long before the Exiles arrived, Korriban had vast, dense forests of Nûrsot covering much of the planet’s landscape.
The trees were massive, wide, aromatically fragrant, and had impressively long branches reaching out and winding toward the sky. It appears in many myth and legends of the ancient Sith. Most notably, it is known as the tree Ahmurn blessed and bestowed upon Marserha and their children to always bear fruit through any season, ensuring the Sith would never go hungry so long as the
grew on Korriban.
Although the fruits the Nûrsot
bore were edible and nutritious, its green leaves were toxic to the Sith in high doses.
The fruits had a slight fuzzy on the peel that could be washed and rubbed away before consumption. The could be eaten raw or utilized in a variety of recipes and cooking methods from teas to cakes to salads. The leaves on the other hand, could be used to create various poisons and even some medicines.
Aside from the fruit and leaves, the Sith also used the wood from the branches to create art.
A common token that would be crafted were small figures of mowhefs.
(ok, i kno dis a tiger but pls work with me)
Carved from the deep, red wood of the lower branches and polished to a fine finish; the mowhef figures symbolized
good luck, bountiful blessings, and
if gifted, it let the recipient know of the undying love and loyalty of the giver.
Other artwork carved from the
were used as doors, gates, pillars on buildings, or even wall hangings.
A particularly famous wooden carving from the
depicts a battle of the Great Hyperspace War.
The frieze is currently held at the Kaas City Sith Art Museum.
A much less common use for
Nûrsot wood is utilizing them for a lightsaber.
The wood is durable and light, making it an ideal material to craft a hilt or a part of one. Very few Sith over the centuries had their entire lightsaber hilts carved from the wood. It is rumored that the former Wrath had a fragment of
wood on the hilt of his lightsaber in the shape of a fang.
Unfortunately, what was once an abundant and thriving species of tree, the
is essentially extinct today.
With their arrival, the Exiles also brought the spores of a deadly fungus off world that infected and decimated the forests of Korriban. As the forests withered away, the Exiles burned many of the art and relics crafted from the
Nûrsot wood, especially if the item depicted anything relating to the native Sith religions.
There are only three surviving specimens, and they are all currently held in heavily guarded, special facilities by the Imperial Botanical Society within the Garden District of Kaas City.
Because of their scarcity and the history associated with them, only highly distinguished Sith can obtain a piece of
wood, even if it’s only a small one. The fruits are carefully gathered and sold in the Scarlet District once every five to seven Imperial Standard years. And any Sith alchemist or apothecary that wishes to use the leaves must get clearance from the current Councilor heading the Sphere of Biotic Science.
[Note: I posted this meta for the first time on my first blog, which has been deactivated. I am reposting and revising this meta because Light Side!Jaesa could never get enough love, and in my honest opinion, LS!Jaesa is a criminally underrated character]
I want to talk about Jaesa - specifically, Light Side!Jaesa - a lot. I want to talk about the things that make LS!Jaesa such a wonderful character, thus I’m deeply grateful of her existence.
(Warning: Spoilers for the Sith Warrior storyline and LS!Jaesa’s conversation arc)
“All I want is all what my mother wanted for me when she raised me - to be happy. For that, I don’t need to be in a relationship. I don’t need to have a certain level of respect. I just want to care very much about what I do and be kind to everyone in the process. It’s important that I can feel that. That’s happiness.”
As Obi-Wan held Luke in his arms, Padme beckoned, “Obi-Wan?” He met her gaze, and she said, “There’s good in him.” She gasped, then continued, “I know. I know there’s…still—”
And then Padme Amidala died.
Obi-Wan just stood there for a moment, holding the baby boy in stunned silence. He had felt so utterly powerless as Padme breathed her last, and not just because he couldn"t stop her from dying. Even though he believed that there wasn’t a trace of goodness left in Anakin, he also knew that it would have been a kindness on his part if he had somehow assured the dying woman that he shared her conviction. All it would have taken on his part was a smile or a slight nod, and she might have died in peace. But in the end, he had been powerless to even manage that.
One distinct practice that’s seen within the Sith Order is the adornment of Sith tattoos. Although the designs and placements of these tattoos vary between species, as well as individuals, the tradition itself can be traced back to the days of the Ancients.
The original Sith “tattoos” were not tattoos at all but temporary, decorative marks. These markings have their roots in an old tale regarding a goddess and a long extinct animal of Korriban.
Stories of the Great Mother are considered to be the most well known source of “origin myths” of the Sith people. The story states the very first Sith being began life as a mowhef, a fierce, predatory animal native to Korriban. But through one final wager the mowhef found herself blessed, was given a name (Marserha) and became a Sith. When she turned into a Sith, she also retained the stripes on her arms and legs.
Even though she was the mother of all Sith, none of her children inherited the stripes.
Initially, the lack of stripes was a non-issue for the Sith. But over many generations, her children (which mostly refer to the Kissai caste) began to adopt and decorate the Mother’s Marks onto their own arms and legs.
The markings were painted on with a paste made from a native plant that would stain the skin but were temporary and faded with time. These markings were seen as way to honor their Mother and ask the gods for blessings.
Surviving records show that the marks were only ever worn on the arms and legs (and by extension, the hands and feet). This was an obvious link to both Marserha and the connection to the mowhef, but it may also have some basis in the saying: arms wield weapons and legs carry you into battle.
Over time the Six Pointed Star of Ahmurn was added to the marks since he was considered to be the father of all Sith. The marriage of the star and stripes also symbolized the union between Ahmurn and Marserha.
While the simple designs were the norm for a while, eventually the stripes began to morph into more and more intricate, artistic designs.
By the time the Exiles had arrived on Korriban, the Sith markings came in countless variations, patterns, and designs but still only worn on the arms and legs.
In the present day, some Sith purebloods have adopted tattoos but most continue the tradition of decorating their limbs the way their people have throughout the ages. Since the old gods, including the Great Mother herself, are no longer worshiped the marking are usually considered as a way of honoring the ancestors and Sith heritage.
Most of the the detailed and time consuming designs are worn during special occasions in one’s life, such as: becoming an apprentice/Lord/Darth, getting married, anticipating the arrival of a new child, in preparations for a major battle, and anything else that may be considered personally important to a Sith. There are smaller, simpler designs that are also worn, but these are mainly for decorative purposes.
Aside from the purebloods in the Sith Order, the human Sith have their own marks.
Unlike their pureblood counterparts, most human Sith have actual tattoos that are worn on the face and red in color. Both human Sith and Imperial scholars are unsure of the “when and why” this has happened. But the most accepted reason behind the tattoos seems to be that they signify traceable Sith blood within that person’s family line.
In recent times, the Sith Order has allowed aliens to join their ranks. Some of these aliens, such as Zabraks and Mirialans, have their own cultural traditions regarding the tattoos they wear and should not be confused with Sith tattoos or markings.
Others, like certain Twi’leks, come from varying backgrounds or simply do not have a significant cultural identity of their own due to personal circumstances in their lives. Some of these aliens, particular red-skinned ones, seem to cover their whole body in black tattoos. This adoption of “Sith tattoos” among the aliens are seen as a bastardization of old customs by some purebloods while others do not seem to mind one way or another.
BIG OL’ THANKS TO @thegarbagechute !!!! like gosh… look how freakin lovely the pics are…. ;3;
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