Maeve’s guidance on the practices of Force-using members of the Keepers of Secrets are followed throughout the organization. They are detailed below.
Respecting the Force
One of the greatest failings of the great institutions of galaxy — namely the Jedi Order and the Sith — are that they treat the Force as a tool or a weapon. It is neither of these things. It is a gift. It is alive. It has a will, and if you listen, you can hear it’s whispers like faint songs that travel between the stars throughout the galaxy. Abusing the Force brings shame to yourself, and may one day induce the Force itself to desert you — as it does the Jedi and Sith. Such is the arrogance and abuse of the Force by Jedi and Sith that it is highly uncommon to see they fulfill the plan the Force wills. Instead so many of them ignore the Message, abuse the Force, and for that they die in violence. If you move in harmony with the will of the Force, you shall never fail. You shall never fall.
There are specific techniques forbidden to use. I want all members of the Keepers to know what they are and to avoid their use. Learn of them. Defend against them.
But do not bring shame to yourself or fall to arrogance by wielding the Force overtly. Techniques that are wasteful, pridefully ‘flashy’, or needlessly cruel warp the Force to your own will. Doing so will ultimately lead to your own downfall when the Force abandons you. Worse, you will likely drag all around you down into misery and death with you. Therefore, any Keeper wielding the following techniques will be banished from our order — or executed if the circumstance has caused the death of your fellow Keepers.
Banned Techniques include
- Force Lightning
- Use of Lightsabers
- Telekinesis (including using telekinesis to strangle or crush organs)
- Unnatural manipulation of biological life forms via Force-enabled alchemical reactions.
The Keepers have existed but a short time. But in that time we have already discovered powerful skills to counter the use of lightsabers and Force-abusing powers and proven them in the field.
Welcome to a new Path.
May the Mists part before your feet.