It is a time of turmoil in the Galactic Republic. The taxation of trade routes to outlying systems is under dispute.
The powerful Trade Federation uses their private armies to enforce their extortionate tariffs, placing systems that do not submit under military blockade. Deep in the Core, the Senate endlessly debates the legality of such measures, though this is cold comfort to the suffering people of the Outer Rim.
In secret, the Supreme Chancellor dispatches teams of Jedi Knights, guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, to troubled areas in order to settle the matter directly. In many of these places, this is the first time a Jedi has been seen in generations. Following their negotiations, some choose to remain on assignment for a time, dealing with other problems that have come to their attention...
"Wouldn't call it begun there, unless you count the slavers taking slaves as the path's beginning. My part began with redirecting them away from my people, and hiding, and stealing medicine, and I started trying to get us out because no one was coming, and no one'd come for a thousand years, and I knew no one'd keep coming. I'm not always good at keeping things from escalating in ways I haven't predicted, but I'd like to learn how to do that, and the Jedi seem - to be good at getting goals without messing up like that."
"I believe it would be best for everyone if Anakin were accepted into the Jedi Order."
Yoda looks around the room. A chain of glances passes from Councilor to Councilor, ending up at Master Windu, to Yoda's left. His frown deepens. "She is too old," he says.
"I've got a lot of catching up to do. But why is age a factor, other than how much I need to learn?"
"Pretty sure I don't have fears, and I don't think there's anyone I'm attached to right now - I got my people set down somewhere safe, so they're none of my concern anymore. Dunno I have any ambitions I'm actually attached to, more current whims."
This is definitely not someone who's felt a lick of fear since coming to the planet. Interest, fascination, curiosity, excitement, a sort of background hum syncing with the contentment and happiness she feels around her - even when being challenged, she'd remained focused on the puzzle of it, any irritation mild at best, and floating away rather quickly.
"If it's hiding, I don't currently know about it."
Elesse turns to go.
"Master Vendar," Windu says. "Stay a moment."
"As you like, Master Windu." She returns to her spot.
She tilts her head. "I'll wait in the turbolift," she tells Elesse.
"We may be some time. Feel free to explore the Temple. I'll find you after."
She nods, says, "Okay," and turns to head back to the turbolift. (And figuring out how to make it work on her own.)
Well, that's easier than the way up, at least.
She pushes the smallest number.
She'd rather stay in the temple, it's new and interesting...
She closes her eyes, spins, picks a turbolift based on which way she's facing when she stops, and then selects a floor, also at random.
Probably not very interesting... She looks at some of the decorations briefly, because they're pretty, and looks out the windows, because city, and then zip, off to a new floor.
She explores those for a short while, then remembers Elesse had mentioned some gardens or something that she liked, and Anakin starts looking for those specifically.
Zooming between floors and turbolifts it is, and trying to get a mental idea of the layout.
She stops at the Archives. That sounds interesting.