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Sep 29, 2022 3:02 AM
a young palpatine finds a different sith master - somewhat literally
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Nod.

And she keeps asking questions - is clearly sorting for tasks she can do, tasks Sicaria will have to do, repetitive tasks Sicaria can easily show her so she can take over -

She might have never camped before, but she's been trained to run an estate all her life. 

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That sort of clear thinking will see her set up before the rain starts in earnest. Sicaria will not do the work for Palpatine, but she demonstrates when asked, explains thoroughly, and warns her before she makes a mistake.

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Good. (If Sicaria won't do tasks, then Palpatine moves to double-tasking 'listening to explanations' and 'doing tasks herself' to work more efficiently. She's good at this.)

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Efficiency is to be commended. (Sicaria will not be sharing the shelter Palpatine has built. She does not require it. (She feels wavery, somehow. When the rain starts, it looks like the droplets are passing through her. It might be an illusion of some kind. (But she doesn't look nearly as wet as she ought to.))

Hopefully she has also saved some thought for the initial direction of training?

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She wants an overview of what's possible, first. What possible directions are known to exist.

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The dark side is catalyzed by extremity, by challenging oneself. By the immediate need and overwhelming desire for power. To want so fiercely and so deeply that the universe must bend to one's will.

The quickest and most broadly effective way to accomplish this is mortal peril. The downsides of this approach are obvious.

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- Not actually what she meant. But, certainly explains some things.

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What did she mean, then?

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"What can I learn to do? What skills are important for using the Force? What knowledge is essential? What are the drawbacks, and how do I counter them? What skills other than using the Force can you teach me?"

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"Mm. I thought you knew the stories."

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"I know a mixture of self-contradictory legends, mostly about the Jedi."

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Sicaria will remedy that, as a first-hand source from the height of Sith power.

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Excellent. (She's curious still, and needs to remind herself that they should be doing actual training at some point...)

(She wants to learn everything.)

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For at least this first night, they can spend time doing this.

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Plan a little, get an idea of the lay of the land around them.

Though she does want to figure out if she should go straight for trying to draw on the Force... Her ability to plan for the future is saying no, she should prepare, but her eagerness is saying yes now. 

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There is a sharp limit to how useful additional preparation time is, in Sicaria's experience.

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But is it useful at all? 

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To an extent, according to her teacher's theories.

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" - Do you think preparing would be worth the time here?"

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"For a month... yes. Two or three days, perhaps, to assess your general fitness and state of mind."

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"We'll do that, then."

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"Very well. Then here is how we will approach that..." Sicaria briefly outlines a training plan, listing things to test and conversations to have.

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She asks a few clarifying questions, but doesn't have any initial quibbles.

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Good.

Then she should get some sleep. She'll be busy.

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But sleep sounds boring.

She'll sleep, alright. 

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