Where was the time? No sooner do they show up than an assassination attempt and a Sith Imperial attack occur. It's true that Felpire has had some success, but you specifically stated that the Imperial Knights were a greater threat to the Sith than the Jedi, not the Felpire in its entirety. I think you're confusing fear with caution. The Jedi of the Hidden Temple are realists. Unlike the Imperial Knights, they are on their own, with only limited numbers, resources and no allies in a galaxy by and large hostile to them. Under those circumstances, it would be foolhardy to take on an opponent as formidable as the Sith. If the Jedi are the cowards that you make them out to be, what?s the point of trying to reassemble Jedi Order? Issue #2 made it clear how dangerous it was for them to gather together. I'm inclined to think that the Jedi are simply biding their time and preparing for the right opportunity. That's what I infer from Tra'Saa's comment about the Imperial intrusion into the Hidden Temple: "Let us assume that this was intended." By themselves, it would be generations before the Jedi could confront the Sith on a more equal footing, the same as it would be for the Imperial Knights if they didn?t have the Felpire and its hidden allies and sympathizers to back them. Not until Marasiah?s offer of an alliance to the Hidden Temple Jedi was there any indication that either the Felpire or the GA would welcome their help. What good? Killing rank-and-file Sith doesn't change a thing. There's a lot more where those came from. Or she changed her mind. Trees do have flexibility. The councilors evidently consult with the Force in making their decisions, and the future is always in motion. Given the risks, a unanimous decision among the trio is more likely. That's not what I meant. I was referring to the Imperial use of a death threat to ensure the loyalty of its Force users. It?s not something that someone in a secure position would be likely to insist upon, and it implies a lack of trust in the Imperial Knights? integrity. I don?t see why you insist on being so hard on the Jedi when you?re willing to give Roan Fel a pass on his questionable behavior. Do you really think that a purge is so easy to brush off? As you say, much of what the Jedi in hiding are doing is speculation. We?ll just have to agree to disagree on a lot of things, won?t we, Robimus? That?s one of the most interesting aspects to Star Wars: Legacy ? all the discussions that it generates.