Lit The Crosscurrent/Riptide Jedi Shortage.

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Tim Battershell, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    There seems to have been a shortage of Jedi around the time of Crosscurrent/Riptide - at least when Jaden reported back in to Luke he was told that there weren't any Jedi available for backup and/or investigation of what Jaden had discovered.

    Is this indicative of some 'off-camera' crisis somewhere that we haven't yet been told about?

    Any thoughts?
  2. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    it is called LOTF and FOTJ ;)
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  3. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    C/R are in the gap between those arcs!
  4. Robimus Force Ghost

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    The exact timeframe of the books is unclear where exactly the books sit in the timeline. Crosscurrent has passages which speak of Jacen Solo as if he is still alive, while Riptide might well be taking place very close to, if not intermingled with the beginning of FOTJ. It is just vague in general - most likely due to wiritng errors.

    Eventually I suspect it will be viewed as running basically alongside Outcast, or very close to it.
  5. CeiranHarmony Force Ghost

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    right we only know Crosscurrent is after Centerpoint raids.. so concurrent with LOTF whereas Riptide might be closer to FOTJ or in the gap. Crosscurrent starts during LOTF and runs past its end maybe.
  6. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    Right, both are more-or-less at the tail end or just after Invincible - according to the Wook. Although Luke didn't chew Jaden out for going AWOL - and he started Crosscurrent on Coruscant!
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  7. Robimus Force Ghost

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    The situation will not be resolved without some retconning. We've got a two year gap between LOTF and FOTJ - So if Crosscurrent is near Invincible and Riptide near FOTJ we would need to adjust things like Jaden's concerns about not filing a flight plan and his suspect, that by now, "someone would have wondered where he had gone".

    Yeah, I suspect if two years went by somewhat might look for ya :p
  8. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Even if it's between LOTF and FOTJ, this is a time where there has just been a galactic war, where the Jedi Praxeum has been attacked, where the Jedi Order is rebuilding and has gone through multiple relocations and sackings in a short period of time, where galactic peace is still on a knife edge...

    I'm not overly surprised there wasn't anyone free to help Jaden out with his funny feelings.
  9. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    An Imperial cloning lab with Kam, Mara, Jaden, Luke and other clones - all Dark-siders is rather more than 'funny feelings'!
  10. Havac Former Moderator

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    Well, all the Jedi in the Order are just sitting around on their asses in the Temple all day long. I'm guessing Corran lost the keys to the hangar bay, so the entire Order were all in the middle of just shrugging and waiting around for the locksmith. At least, this is what FOTJ leads me to believe.
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  11. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    Now that you bring it up, aside from Ben and Luke, the Jedi don't get out of the temple much less off Coruscant until the final book.
  12. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    Perhaps the Duology should have been called "One of our Jedi is missing" books 1 & 2!
  13. Kyris Cavisek Jedi Grand Master

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    What's his next duology? And whats with that Jaden cliffhanger at the end there?
  14. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    We don't know -- it's being kept hypersecret!!

    Obviously the questions are:

    Will Jaden get the truth out of Marr -- either with or without Kyle's help,

    Will Jaden go looking for the people responsible -- and will he find Krayt

    Will Jaden be turned into an automaton/Sith by the code-phrase.
  15. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    You forgot one.
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  16. FatSmel Jedi Grand Master

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    The way I understand it:
    - They take place after LOTF
    - When Jaden contacted Luke and Luke said everyone was a bit busy --> that was the start of FOTJ, with Luke being prosecuted or whatevs
  17. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    The Wook puts Crosscurrent/Riptide about 41.5 ABY, Millenium Falcon (where Leia/Han hear of Luke's arrest) at 43 ABY - start of FotJ.
  18. FatSmel Jedi Grand Master

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    I'd rather go by what i think Paul S Kemp was intending than what the Wook says
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  19. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    Luke was a bit busy at the beginning of FotJ, but the rest of the Jedi weren't - nothing to stop three or four being sent as backup. It was much later on that they were all besieged in the Temple.
  20. thesevegetables Jedi Grand Master

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    Crosscurrent yeah!
    Didn't nobody even know about what happened in that book while it happened? So a ship full of ancient Sith wasn't a top priority because nobody knew the ship had come.
  21. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    Nobody knew while it was happening -- Jaden was attending to Force Vision business and was there by coincidence, without even filing a flight plan. He spoke to Luke after the ship had been dealt with by the ancient Jedi.
  22. thesevegetables Jedi Grand Master

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    So isn't that the reason he was the only post-RotJ Jedi there?
  23. Tim Battershell Force Ghost

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    No, he asked for backup, but Luke said no Jedi were available to be sent.
  24. thesevegetables Jedi Grand Master

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    Oh, okay. It's been a long time.
    If I was Luke, I would be pretty freaked out at the fact that a huge ship of ancient Sith just showed up from the past! Then again, Luke collaborates with the Lost Tribe, ignores the One Sith, and watches Sith Lords and former Imperial admirals become Chiefs of State, so...
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  25. FatSmel Jedi Grand Master

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    cause they were too busy dealing with Daala and the action being taken against the Head of their order