Title: The Secret World of Twi'lek Culture Author(s): Twilek_Aide Characters: All original characters Timeframe: Beyond Legends (pretend the new canon doesn't exist) Genre: Mystery, Family, Drama, Fantasy, Hurt/Comfort, Romance Keywords: secrets, twi'lek, consequences, ryloth, traditions, lies, honesty, imprisonment Summary: A tight knit but troubled family of Twi'lek are randomly selected to appear on a holo-documentary show exposing the hidden secret culture of their society on Ryloth. It interests them. But what happens when they also use the platform to cleanse the demons of the household? Notes: I've used several words from the Twi'lek Lexicon. But I've also made some up using the same source as a guideline. Here's the dictionary: http://twileklore.nimanet.org/?page_id=34 I have permission to use fanon twi'lek culture aspects and a twi'lek name by diva pilot and casper_knightshade. Twi’lek Culture: Prologue Before the camera stood a beautiful white twi'lek female with brown eyes. She was slim and tall. She wore an elegant periwinkle blue form-fitting dress that went down to her feet. The long skirt had a side-split to make it easier for her to walk in. It left her back exposed and two strips of dress fabric at the top were tied around her neck. Held in place by a silver metal brooch. She wore a matching lekkuwrap across her head and tied with ribbons around her lekku. Her husband had chosen the dress. Her sister suggested the side-split for balance. She herself chose the wrap. Lastly before she went out to meet the documentary crew, her mother had put a cloak over her shoulders in case she got cold. The cloak was made of shimmer silk perfect for the filming location. The location was in the City of Anima (translation: Desired Gifts). A city dedicated cultural pursuits and making young hopeful dreams come true with the chance to study at one of five schools there. The schools maintained tradition and a few, especially ones that were outside the city – were selective to new students. It was also a tourist hotspot. It had wonderful viewpoints to admire the beautiful seasonal and time of day changes of sunsets that the Twilightlands had to offer. The filming location was on one of those viewpoints, on a balcony overlooking the city. It was part of a very important building. A council building for the city head clan, Clan Sivron to have discussions and create new laws. It was only twenty minutes away from their family home mansion, which was on the outskirts of the city in a small tranquil village close to the Temple. That being said, depending on traffic and looking for place to park the speeder or swoop bike – it could take thirty minutes. Now standing on the solid painted stone balcony. She gracefully posed, flashed a dazzling smile at the camera and said "Welcome to the Twilight side of Ryloth! My name is Sienn’kairn. It is my duty to guide you through aspects of twi'lek culture, social rules, traditions and little look at the religious practices behind the sacred walls of the local Kika’lekki Temple. My sisters, my cousin and Mother will present commentaries as well. We represent Clan Kairn. Much like the topics we’ll be covering, Clan Kairn has many controversial depths and hidden secrets deemed acceptable in our society and unforgivable in the face of our law. I believe it is time to cleanse. To unlock those secrets, discover the deeper meanings behind them and hopefully learn to heal from past and present mistakes. Maybe bring some justice and love soaked happiness into our family unit again. I hope you enjoy it!” As she finished the sky changed its colours. It reflected upon Sienn’s shimmer silk cloak and bathed her in a kaleidoscope of rainbows. “And CUT!” yelled the Holo Director. “That was perfect! Now the documentary will go live in a month or so. Time to pack up people.” said the Director. Sienn politely wished everyone goodbye and waited for them to leave first before she made her leave. She didn’t want them to see her gracefully try to step over the wires to ungracefully trip up instead. She followed after them and as promised they made sure she got home safe and sound.