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Jensaarai Codes

 The Official Jensaarai Code

    I am the protector of justice.
    I know no emotions,
    I know the truth of the force.
    I am the Protector of worlds.
    I know the power of the true Force.
    I am the defender of the true way.
    The Universe knows not of my existence.
    I pledge myself to the Jensaarai.
    For I have found true life,
    In the protection of the people I care.

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    The Jensaarai code made by the first dark side Jensaarai.

    There is no light there is no dark there is only the Jensaarai
    There is no love there is no hate there is the truth
    There is no contempt there is honor
    There are no limits, there are the true believers the Jensaarai

For further explorations of the Jensaarai tradition, I recommend The Order of the Jensaarai at:

http://jensaarai.org/forum/index.php

Midi-chlorians

Midi-chlorians

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Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually speak to us, telling us the will of the Force. When you learn to quiet your mind, you’ll hear them speaking to you.
Qui-Gon Jinn to Anakin Skywalker [src]

Midi-chlorians were microscopic life forms that existed inside the cells of all living things. While they were not the Force itself, they formed a link to it, acting as a sort of sensory organ through which it could be perceived. Midi-chlorians enabled the perception of the Force just as having eyes allowed people to see light or having ears allowed them to interpret vibrations as sound. If an individual had enough midi-chlorians in their body they could use them to communicate with the Force. In essence, midi-chlorians were the connection between a being’s mind and the Force, enabling certain sentients to intentionally manipulate it, or allow themselves to be manipulated by it.

A high midi-chlorian count was usually an indication of Force-sensitivity, meaning that the creature had the potential to become a Jedi. The Jedi Order was always on the lookout for Force-sensitives, who would be brought to the Jedi Temple and inducted into the ways of the Force. To further this goal, the Jedi learned how to quiet their minds and focus, so they would be able to sense the midi-chlorians that lay inside of other creatures. Once a being was suspected of having a high midi-chlorian count, a simple blood test could be administered to determine a definite amount.

During the reign of the Galactic Empire, midi-chlorian tests were performed to root out Force-sensitives and Jedi in hiding. Such individuals were rarely heard from again. In response, an underground trade of drugs and blood treatments sprang up that could supposedly fool a test or lower one’s count; however, they were largely ineffective.

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The reading’s off the chart – over twenty thousand. Even Master Yoda doesn’t have a midi-chlorian count that high.
Obi-Wan Kenobi to Qui-Gon Jinn [src]

The Rakata were thought to have experimented with medically transferring midi-chlorians into other beings in an attempt to transfer Force-sensitivity. They supplanted the genes responsible for midi-chlorians from Force-sensitives into their own genetic code to try and help their race ‘remember’ forgotten Force abilities. It is not known whether these experiments had any success, as the Rakata believed it would still take many generations for the experiment to be complete.

Millennia later, scientists had been known to increase the midi-chlorian count of normal individuals on Vjun by artificial means. However, this led to many extremely Force-sensitive people who did not know how to control their power, and in turn, many of these Force-enhanced beings went insane. The Malreaux family was an example: Whirry Malreaux was a housewife who read the future in broken things and went insane after the death of her father. However, her son Whie Malreaux was taken away by the Jedi to begin Jedi training, and was spared from losing his mind. Whie also had premonitions and dreams of the future, similar to those of his mother and Anakin Skywalker.

When Supreme Chancellor Palpatine told Anakin Skywalker of the so-called “Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise”, he spoke of the legendary Sith Lord acquiring the power to “influence the midi-chlorians to create life”. It is not clear whether or not Palpatine was lying on this occasion.

The Dark Jedi Desann managed to artificially infuse the Force to non Force-sensitive individuals by using special Artusian crystals. Desann referred to these people as the Reborn. Whether his method had anything to do with midi-chlorians remains a mystery, but it is thought that either the crystals caused the midi-chlorians to multiply or somehow ‘reinforced’ the ones that already existed, producing a totally artificial Force-sensitivity.

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The concept of midi-chlorians was introduced in Episode I. Some fans of the saga saw midi-chlorians as adding hard science to the mysteriousness of The Force and disliked what they saw as a new concept. However, giving the Force a biological basis was hardly a fresh idea. Luke and Leia’s inheritance of Force powers as children of Darth Vader already suggested such a power was heriditary and thus based in one’s genes. Also, several novels printed before the prequels were even released had similarly carried the suggestion that sensitivity to the Force was a biological phenomenon. Lando Calrissian carries out a search for potential Jedi for Luke’s new Academy by using a device that can supposedly detect affinity to the Force. In The Thrawn Trilogy, two organisms are mentioned, the ysalimiri and the vornskrs, that have ‘evolved’ the ability to use or block the Force in a predator-prey relationship. While the vornskrs have evolved the ability in order to hunt, the ysalimiri have responded with the ability to generate ‘force bubbles’ in which the Force cannot be used. Novels following release of the sequels in the New Jedi Order series would reinforce this basis in biology by describing beings whose makeup made them inherently resistant to the Force: the Yuuzhan Vong and the voxyn.

In real science, midi-chlorians appear to be based on mitochondria, which were once separate organisms that inhabited living cells and have since become part of them. Mitochondria are the power plants of cells, suggesting that perhaps midi-chlorians create the energy of life and thus The Force. Unlike midi-chlorians, which in the Skywalker family are passed on by both father and mother, mitochondrial DNA is only transmitted on the maternal side.

The cause-and-effect relationship between midi-chlorians and Force-sensitivity seems to be a matter of debate. In The Phantom Menace, Qui-Gon Jinn states that users sense the Force through midi-chlorians; however, some argue that he may have been giving Anakin Skywalker a childish explanation, and that the midi-chlorians may actually be a simple indicator rather than the actual method of communication.

Despite how it might first appear, the existence of non-living yet Force-enhancing objects such as rocks and crystals, does not seem to contradict the midi-chlorian explanation. Midi-chlorians are simply a way for organics to perceive the Force, and thus a non-organic object can be strong with the Force without perceiving it, just as a light emitting object does not necessarily have eyes. Another likely explanation is that the various crystals and other Force-enhancing objects work like a magnifying glass, multiplying the power the Force-user puts in.

The existence of some non-organic beings which are occasionally Force-sensitive (such as the Shards and the Tsil) does pose more of a problem, though an explanation may yet appear.

It is possible that while midi-chlorians provide a way to communicate with the Force, they are not necessarily a measure of Force ability as a whole. This idea is supported by the fact that both Anakin Skywalker, Luke Skywalker, and Yoda, the three Jedi with the highest known midi-chlorian counts in the Jedi Order, seem to be the most prone to visions received through the Force; or at least more so than others of similar Force ability (such as Mace Windu).

The Willow April Fool’s Day entries of the Databank joke that Midi-chlorians may have originated on the planet Andowyne.

In 2006, a newly discovered species of bacteria was named Midichloria mitochondrii after the midi-chlorians.

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Marka Ragnos

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Marka Ragnos

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The chains of the grave cannot hold a Dark Lord of the Sith…
—Marka Ragnos

Marka Ragnos was a half-breed Dark Lord of the Sith that was immensly powerful, both physically and in the Force. He defeated Simus in combat, proving himself worthy of the mantle of Dark Lord of the Sith.

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Feared, obeyed, and admired among the Sith, he was considered by some to have been one of the greatest Dark Lord of the Siths in history. The details of his century-long reign are few, although his death marked the end of the golden age of the Sith Empire, despite his reluctance to continue expansion. Immediately following his funeral, a schism erupted between the leaders of the Sith, and further events led to a major war with the Galactic Republic and ultimately, because the schism was never healed, the end of their interstellar empire.

His death resulted in the rise of another Sith Lord, Naga Sadow, shortly before the Great Hyperspace War. In a twisted perversion of Force Immortality, his spirit was trapped within the confines of his tomb in the Valley of the Dark Lords on Korriban, long after his death.

The shade of Marka Ragnos.

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The shade of Marka Ragnos.

About one millennium after his death, Marka’s spirit was summoned from the grave using a pair of Sith talismans and crowned Exar Kun as the new Dark Lord, and Ulic Qel-Droma as Kun’s apprentice, all in an attempt to restore the lost empire of a thousand years prior. The Great Sith War devastated the galaxy once again, but the Sith Empire was not restored.

Ragnos’s spirit dwelt in his tomb until once again returning from beyond the grave, this time summoned by a Sith cult known as the Disciples of Ragnos whose leader was Tavion Axmis, Desann‘s student.

Tavion used an ancient scepter made by Ragnos to drain residual Force energy and use it to empower her followers. She then planned to use the collected energy to resurrect Ragnos. When Jaden Korr entered the tomb, intending to stop Tavion, she managed to resurrect Ragnos by allowing his spirit to possess her body, but was nevertheless defeated by Jaden. Ragnos’s ghost was forced back into his sarcophagus, screaming out a dark promise that he would return.

Marka Ragnos didn’t wield a lightsaber, the common weapon of the Sith Lords and the Jedi Knights. He wielded a Sith sword, consisting of a metal blade enhanced by Sith sorcery, a weapon of the primitive Sith race. He could hide the sword inside his scepter. Apparently only he knew of its hiding place, as Tavion did not draw it until she was possessed, despite its power.

Marka Ragnos proclaiming Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma as Sith Lords.

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Marka Ragnos proclaiming Exar Kun and Ulic Qel-Droma as Sith Lords.

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  • The tomb of Ragnos on Korriban appears in the games Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. However, the tombs in each game are dissimilar to the other. This was likely for reasons of game structure, rather than a suggestion of the tombs being at different locations. The same phenomenon is seen with the Valley of the Dark Lords as a whole. Another theory is that his tomb underwent a renovation after being desecrated by Revan and his followers.
  • While a figure of importance in Sith history, Marka Ragnos has actually never appeared in a story in which he was alive.
  • Ragnos may be derived from ragna, the Old Norse name for “Gods”.
  • Some have speculated Ragnos died of old age, but this is yet to be verified in an official source and is thus fanon.
  • Also, Marka Ragnos’s name was misspelled as Marko Ragnos in the Xbox version of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.

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(audio) Ragnos to Jaden Korr. (Jedi Academy)

(audio) A mere Jedi child will not undo my return. (Jedi Academy)

(audio) You will kneel before me, Jedi. (Jedi Academy)

(audio) NOO! THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE! I will return Jedi. One day I shall return and annihilate you all!. (Jedi Academy)

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Preceded by:
Possible, Darth Andeddu or Simus
Dark Lord of the Sith
c. 5,100 BBY5,000 BBY
Succeeded by:
Naga Sadow

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Wisdom of the Great Mystery

Wisdom of the Great Mystery:  Quotations from Jedi & Sith Masters

“Tell me what you regard as your greatest strength, so I will know how best to undermine you; tell me of your greatest fear, so I will know which I must force you to face; tell me what you cherish most, so I will know what to take from you; and tell me what you crave, so that I might deny you…”

—Darth Plagueis

Emotion, yet peace.

Ignorance, yet knowledge.

Passion, yet serenity.

Chaos, yet harmony.

Death, yet the Force.

– Earliest Jedi Code

“You must begin by gaining power over yourself; then another; then a group, an order, a world, a species, a group of species… finally, the Galaxy itself.”

—Darth Plagueis

“Sometimes a Jedi’s most important duty is to stand and wait.” —Mace Windu

“Do you feel the hate?… It is the source of your strength. You still hate me. No matter. Today you have delivered yourself into my hands. I have the power of life and death over you, Maul. Someday, you will hold that power over another. It is the honor of the Sith. You will devote yourself to the idea of domination.”

—Darth Sidious

There is no emotion, there is peace.

There is no ignorance, there is knowledge.

There is no passion, there is serenity.

There is no death, there is the Force.

—The Jedi Code (Based on the meditations of Odan-Urr)

“Who’s the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?”

—Obi-Wan Kenobi

“Know that there was once a Darth Traya. And that she cast aside that role, was exiled, and found a new purpose. But there must always be a Darth Traya, one that holds the knowledge of betrayal. Who has been betrayed in their heart, and will betray in turn.”

—Darth Traya

“I will do what I must.” —Obi-Wan Kenobi

“I use it (the force) as I would use a poison, and in the hopes of understanding it, I will learn the way to kill it. But perhaps these are the excuses of an old woman who has grown to rely on a thing she despises.”

—Darth Traya

“Do, or do not. There is no try.”

—Master Yoda

“I have waited a long time for this moment, my little green friend. At last, the Jedi are no more.” —Darth Sidious

“And well you should not! For my ally is the Force. And a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. The force surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you. Here, between you, me, the tree, the rock…everywhere! Even between the land and the ship.” —Master Yoda

“It is not our way. The Counts of Serenno do not complain or cry. We are born to take care of others. We don’t expect others to take care of us.”

— Darth Tyranus

“Honor life by living, Padawan. Killing honors only death.” – Master Yoda

“So be angry about that! Hate! Rage! Despair! Allow yourself, just once, to stop playing the game of Jedi Knight, and admit what you have always known: you are alone, and you are great, and when the world strikes you it is better to strike back than turn your cheek.”

— Darth Tyranus

“The enemy has found me, Ulic, but the enemy knows only darkness. I know something that enemy does not… I know the Light.”

—Master Arca Jeth ( His final words)

“I have broken the spine of the Galaxy… Sometimes, things must be broken in order to be rebuilt. As I have bent the Force to my will, so I will bend the Galaxy and it will know order. My true work is about to begin.”

—Darth Krayt

“He cares nothing for the Sith, or its teachings, and once he has destroyed the Jedi, he will turn on the Sith and consume them.”

—Kreia speaking of Darth Nihilus

Four Codes

Grey
This is a Grey Side code as written by Farer.
There are emotions, yet we have Serenity.
There is Chaos, yet Harmony is produced.
There are passions, yet there can be Balance.
There's often hurry, still we cultivate patience.
There's much ignorance: this knowledge is wisdom.
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Through pain comes wisdom; But not without ignorance comes knowledge.
There is no power; only the force.
There are no sides; only the whole.
Peace and justice comes to those who are willing
To seek it and grasp it through whatever comes upon them.
No darkness, no light, only understanding.
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Light
There is no emotion; there is peace
There is no ignorance; there is knowledge
There is no passion; there is serenity
There is no death; there is the Force
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Shadow
I am at Peace; for I know Emotion.
I have Power; for I also have Knowledge.
I have Passion; for I am Serene.
I can embrace Mortality; for I know Death
I am balanced through the Force.
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Dark
There is no peace, there is anger.
There is no fear, there is power.
There is no death, there is immortality.
There is no weakness, there is the Dark Side.
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Sith
Peace is a lie, there is only passion
Through passion I gain strength
Through strength I gain power
Through power I gain victory
Through victory my chains are broken
The Force shall set me free

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