Before - Legends Commencement Day- Qui Gons knighting ceremony (short) Qui Gon/Dooku...Completed

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  1. Zane-Marit Jedi Youngling

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    Commencement Day


    It is early in the morning and the suns rays have yet to reach the windows of the Jedi councils chamber. Despite the early hour, all council members are present and seated in their customary circle. In the center of that circle stood a tall thin human male, middle aged but with a regality not common among other Jedi. It is this trait that stands out to the council and the respect they have for this master is evident by their gathering at such an early hour.

    ?Something to say have you, Master Dooku?? invited Master Yoda, beginning the session.
    ?I thank the council for seeing me on such short notice, I will be brief.? Dooku let out a slow breath before continuing. ?I know at times my thought and opinions on certain matters have not always held sway with the council, but I have always followed the councils decision. It was my duty as a Jedi. But, I can not in good conscience do that anymore. From this day on, I renounce my commission to the Jedi order. I will no longer defend a Republic that has fattened itself with greed and corruption.?

    Master Yoda stroked his chin as he sat in deep thought. His eyes closed. It was Master Windu that finally broke the silence.

    ?We understand how you feel, especially after what happened on Tellis IV. Three senators have been detained and face a full court tribunal for their actions. You can not blame the entire Senate for the actions of a few.?

    ?But I was directly involved! My actions almost led to a political coup, so that a small group could profit!? Dooku said through a clenched jaw, venom coating the words. ?It has happened in the past and IT WILL happen again. The Republic does not have strong enough leadership or moral character to end this corruption. I will not allow myself to be a party in any Republic actions again, and I strongly urge each and every one of you to consider my words. Trust me, the Republic will soon fall.?
    ?Trust in the Force, we do.? Yoda said calmly. ?As should you.?

    Dooku smiled faintly and shook his head. ?I do master?I do. This is where the Force is guiding me. I have done all I can here. I have tried to open all of your eyes to what?s coming, but you have chosen blind faith?I am no longer blind.?

    Yoda looked around the chamber, reading each and every members mood. He stopped with Master Windu, who nodded resignedly in agreement. The small master then looked to master Dooku, studying him, finger pursed to his lip.

    ?Sad this is. Sense it coming I have.? Yoda said, his voice low and deep. ?Disappointed your padawan will be. Understand this he will not.?

    ?My padawan will be fine. I trained him well and he will be knighted today. I will be honored to perform the ceremony. I owe him that. I will leave the temple afterwards, but I want you all to know that if you ever truly need me, I will of course help in any way.? Dooku finished.

    He did not wait for reply or comment from the council. He turned on his heel and exited the chamber, his gray robe bobbing in step with his quick pace.


    Qui Gon Jinn sat on his knees in the center of his dormitory, high in the Jedi Temple. His heart pounded heavily in his chest as his thoughts ran rampant. For the first time in a long while Qui Gon found it difficult to clear his mind for meditation, but it was understandable as to why. This day was Qui Gon Jinns commencement day, the day he would become a Knight in the Jedi order.

    Qui Gon reflected upon his trial, slowly replaying every detail of the event. He remembered the pride he felt within himself as well as that from his master when the task was completed successfully. Qui Gon sensed a familiar presence approaching and pushed the thoughts from his mind gently as the door to his chamber slid open.

    ?Hello Master.? Qui Gon addressed his master, still feigning meditation.

    Qui Gons master said nothing as the door closed. The tall slender human gazed down at his soon to be former apprentice with a stern, somewhat distant expression. Qui Gon slowly opened one eye to look upon his master as he dutifull
  2. Zane-Marit Jedi Youngling

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    Thoughts, comments, suggestions....anything?!?
  3. Zane-Marit Jedi Youngling

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  4. Zane-Marit Jedi Youngling

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  5. Layren Jedi Master

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    This was an interesting short ficlet. Not too many people write Dooku. Good job with him. Keep on writing.
  6. Arya_Xalia_Skywalker Jedi Youngling

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  7. Zane-Marit Jedi Youngling

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    Thanks for the comments...I just wanted to touch on what drove Dooku from the order and see him in his nicer days.
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