You have come to the humble blog of Meilkor Roth, unlikely apprentice to Darth Revan.
Suffice to say, I am not much of a Sith. I also go by Jeff.
Everyone must be out partyin’ and we missed the memo.
Those bastards! It’s not even the middle of the week yet!
At least I have this pan of brownies to console me.
Tonight is one of those abnormally slow nights..
Hm, sink or swim. Seems familiar. I don’t think it does anyone any good learning that way. I do hope your friend gets you as a master, I think you’ll be better for him than that…system will be. You seem to enjoy knowledge for knowledge’s sake, rather than as an expression of power. That tends to benefit students more than the later.
Pretty much. A lot of other places tend to rely on that system of learning. The trouble is that the disconnect would have you pass on without being able to properly leave behind any wisdom you still hold.
Also I have a feeling he enjoys my company. At least when he gets it in his mind to kill me, he’ll be well equipped for the task.
THEYRE LIKE CHICKEN NUGGETS BUT FROGS????????????????????????
It does. I have a question though. Does it work? I mean it seems like it could lead to not very good teachers who happen to have power getting the best students just to keep others from snapping them up. Or am I off base on that?
Eh. Your guess is not far from the mark.
But Sith do not have apprentices to ‘teach’ them. Most of the time they’re sent off on menial chores and tasks in their Master’s name. Lessons they learn on their time doing these tasks is things they discover on their own.
Personally I think I will be a little more hands-on with my apprentices. At least then they will make it a little farther than I do.
I see. Forgive my ignorance of the sith. Your order doesn’t exactly make information on itself readily available. I am probably misunderstanding you, but did you say, ” some one higher in the pecking order?” I thought there were only two sith?
It’s something that I personally dislike, but can do nothing about. There’s some sort of weird notion that non-force users are unremarkable creatures or something. I don’t agree with it, but whatever.
When I say, ‘pecking order’, I mean of course that there are varying levels of power amongst the Sith. Below the Emperor, most Darths and Lords rely on power and influence - more you have of either the more perks you get. It’s just how things go. Darths and Lords with more pull get the pick of the litter. I’m not especially well-known, so I get free pick of whatever’s left over.
Does that make sense?
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I’m used to responding to many different names. So I might not be the best example. Why does he refer to you as Lord Roth? Is he your Padawan?
‘Padawan’ is a Jedi term. The Sith call them ‘Apprentices’, and they have a very different… sort of role and therefore warrant a different term. It’s the whole ‘you wouldn’t call a speeder a pod racer’ kind of mentality.
And no, actually. Vin is still an acolyte, not yet finished with his trials. But he would be a very promising Apprentice, if someone higher in the pecking order doesn’t take notice of him I might get a chance. He has the right mentality and traits to be an Inquisitor, from what I know of him.
It’s rare for a pureblooded sith to apprentice under someone of a different race.
Ah. Well, teenagers tend to do the opposite of what you tell them to. And I must admit, I feel a temptation to call you ” Lord Roth” now, myself.
I suppose. But he’s certainly different from others his age. I’ve half a mind to blame his parents, except he wasn’t even raised by them. Not entirely sure if that would absolve them of the blame though.
Well, I mean you could. But I might not reply, considering that I’m not used to hearing it in reference to myself. Kind of like, if I started calling you Mereel - you probably won’t answer. You might look around for him though.