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Approved Tech 'The Naddists and the Krath: A Retrospective,' by Velok of Toola

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Velok the Younger

When I Was A Young Warthog

  • [SIZE=11pt]Intent: A minor book of Dark Side scholarship[/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Image Source: "Urza's Tome" by Aaron Miller, found at [/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Canon Link: N/A[/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Restricted Missions: N/A[/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Primary Source: Freedon Nadd, Naddist, Krath, various old Tales of the Jedi comics. [/SIZE][SIZE=11pt]Some elements adapted from ‘[/SIZE]Girawn, Sion, Calypho.[SIZE=11pt]’[/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Manufacturer: Velok[/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Model: N/A[/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Affiliation: Specific current and former associates of Velok, as well as specific people who put up specific bids in [/SIZE]specific auctions, [SIZE=11pt]and Darksiders who are developing a reputation for audacity[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt].[/SIZE]
    [SIZE=11pt]Copy #1: Velok[/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Copy #2: [member="Tabigarashu Madara"][/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Copy #3: [member="Xevek Rakama"][/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Copy #4: [member="Thraxis"][/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Copy #5: [member="Adrian Vandiir"][/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Copy #6: [member="Darth Ophidia"][/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Copy #7: [member="Farah"][/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Copy #8: [member="Joycelyn Zambrano"][/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Copy #9: [member="Tsisaar Taral"][/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Copy #10: Held by Velok for future distribution as appropriate.[/SIZE]

[*][SIZE=11pt]Modularity: I suppose one could write in the margins.[/SIZE]
[*][SIZE=11pt]Production: Semi-Unique (10 copies)[/SIZE]
[*][SIZE=11pt]Material: Alchemized [/SIZE][SIZE=11pt]tikulini[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt] leather, paper[/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Ultra-durable binding, capable of resisting lightsabers and heavy weapons.[/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]Alchemical effect enhances short-term recall for ease of study.[/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]The paper will burn just fine.[/SIZE]
  • [SIZE=11pt]The ink is not waterproof.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=11pt]'The Naddists and the Krath: A Retrospective,' by Velok of Toola, is a work of Dark Side scholarship that explores the history, beliefs, and powers of two ancient Dark Side cults. [/SIZE]

[SIZE=14.6667px]The Naddists and the Krath held many similarities. Both cults were Sith offshoots that traced their knowledge through the spirit of the Sith-tutored Dark Jedi Freedon Nadd. Both held a deep affinity for the use of ancient Sith amulets and spellbooks. High-ranking Naddists like Ommin, Amanoa, and Warb Null, as well as many others, knew powerful Sith magic; so did Aleema and Satal Keto, the founders of the Krath. Both cults had short periods of intense activity and popularity, and have never attained it again in the five millennia since.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=14.6667px]However, profound differences separated the Naddists and the Krath. Nadd's followers were predominantly working-class, apart from the monarchs who led them. The Freedon Nadd Uprising was a deeply populist movement, characterized by street meetings and led in part by the once-humble blacksmith Warb Null. By contrast, the Krath were deeply privileged, the one percent of the one percent. Their founders were bored Tetan nobility, and a certain haughty aristocracy prevailed at the highest levels of the Krath until their defeat. Where the Naddists were deeply invested in the security and independence of their home city and homeworld, the Krath were ambitious conquerors who spent far more time looking outward and enslaving. The knowledge of Sith magic was vastly more common among the ranks of the Naddists, while the Keto siblings tended to hoard their knowledge. The Naddist approach to the Force and combat centered on strength and destructive audacity; the Krath often took a more insidious tack, and many of their Darksiders were known to specialize in illusion. Between high fashion, elite ships, and sleek combat gear, the Krath paid far more attention to appearances. Velok concludes that, if the Naddists and the Krath had existed at the same time, they might well have been mortal rivals. [/SIZE]

[SIZE=14.6667px]In the course of comparing and contrasting the two cults, Velok notes several of their characteristic techniques. From the Naddists, one might learn the creation of alchemical armor similar to that of Warb Null. From the Krath, one might learn illusions convincing enough to kill.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=11pt]Velok references his previous work - ‘[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt]Girawn, Sion, Calypho: Pain as Guide and Servant[/SIZE][SIZE=11pt]’ and 'To Pass Unchallenged: The Legacy of Alema Rar.' A possessor of either book would doubtless find complementary insights.[/SIZE]

[SIZE=11pt]Velok chose to write in both Ancient Sith (Kissai priestly dialect) and Basic. As Sith is an information-dense language, full of compact idioms, a page in Sith will typically include illustrations, while the facing page will comprise the Basic translation.[/SIZE]
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