Sidequest Card Pepper TuppOk, first of all, Merry Christmas. Second, hard-boil some eggs and strap yourselves in for some very serious detective work.

 

 

 

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21 comments on Sidequest: Episode One

  1. Joseph Poultney says:

    I didn’t realise that Chiss were from Pittsburg James… Also, the only librarians I know in the current star wars cannon are jedi, so I figure you could be synonymous with, you know, badass assassins.

    1. Kat Kuhl says:

      …:/ no the boys aren’t getting off this easy.

      The Jedi keep two chunks of space for the sorts of activities you’re talking about. Educorps deals with historian, teaching, and library duties. It mostly consists of jedi-trainees who failed the test and (like all the non-intense corps) non-Jedi. The Jedi who pass their tests and WANT TO STAY AT THE TEMPLE AND HOLE UP IN LIBRARIES become Jedi consular lore keepers working under educorps and were known as lore keepers.

      The order of first knowledge governs these lore keepers and is the Jedi council type setup that sets the curriculum for younglings and protects holocrons. Seriously what they mostly do is nice indoor jobs. Protecting lore is a thing some Jedi kept doing after retirement cause it wasn’t usually taxing.

      This council did occasionally send people on missions to gather things like sith artifacts, but those people would be known as Jedi foremost and lore keepers second.

      The branch of the order that mostly spent their time recovering artifacts and getting up to tough kid adventures was explorcorps.

      I, and Lyn, know of one Jedi who spent most of their time as lore keepers in educorps, enough to be called a librarian, who would work with explorcorps on occasion. That person was jocosta nui.

      Maybe all of Phindar knows of Jocasta as a librarian instead of lore keeper because ok that lady was a badass. But mostly they probably don’t and the boys are in trouble.

      1. Tom Martin says:

        I see your point Kat, but it doesn’t help the argument that one of the librarians in this episode is a jedi”ish” youngling.

        1. Kat Kuhl says:

          I’m confused. No argument is taking place. Phindians think librarians are badass for an as yet undisclosed reason.

          It is not because they think the boys are Jedi.

          Tamlin is entirely irrelevant and to the populace of phindar has yet to show any signs of force sensitivity.

          Hang tight and we might get around to explaining what is up.

          1. Tom Martin says:

            Perhaps argument is too strong a word, I was just playing “Emporer’s advocate”. I look forward to finding out. BTW I love Tamlin’s soliloquies.

          2. Kat Kuhl says:

            Thanks! He’s a blast to play.

      2. abookfulblockhead says:

        This counts as a Bacta Basics, right? We can do the song?

        1. Kat Kuhl says:

          The song is encouraged, yes.

  2. Impulse says:

    Well most people know almost nothing about Jedi a lot of people don’t even think they exist so lack of information could be part of what leads to people not knowing about what Jedi Librarians actually are.

    1. Kat Kuhl says:

      Sure sure, but no one thinks the guys are Jedi librarians. And most folks think of librarians as librarians. Something else is going on.

  3. Daniel P says:

    As a real-life librarian, I don’t understand why people don’t react to us this way all the time. We get things done, and frankly, I say the boys are the only sane and informed ones here! Hrumph.

    1. Kat Kuhl says:

      I see the error of my ways! Please, kind librarian, do not waste your explosives on my most humble personage.

  4. Bluebogle says:

    Did you have to watch/read anything to prep for this episode Kat? I love the kid’s perspective film noir thing! Did you just improve it all off the cuff or was there some sort of prep, cause it sounded great!

    Also, Johnny, a polecat is apparently some sort of ferret like thing. I thought it was more of a… cat like thing.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polecat

    1. Kat Kuhl says:

      Hey thanks! And nah, no prep. This is just off the cuff.

      I’m a big noir nerd and also have never shied away from my love for media made for kids. Kid noir is squarely in my wheelhouse.

  5. NorwegianFan says:

    Nooo, why deny that awesome traveling librarian explanation? It makes so much sense in universe and is just very cool!
    Traveling librarians are action archeologists and holocron-collectors. That is super cool, so why not?

    Alternatively, librarians can be code for something or it could be the name of a dangerous and respected organisation or maybe even the name or codename for an old forceuser tradition.
    I love your game, but why not embrace whatever makes your players enthusiastic about it, especially when it is so cool!

    Still, I love the show!

    1. Kat Kuhl says:

      I do embrace what my players are enthusiastic about. They’re less serious about jokes than maybe comes across.

      I’m pushing back not because I’m dismissing in-universe librarian lore, but because this campaign is going to cover that subject. I don’t want a throw-away joke that they don’t care about robbing them of major plot lines I’m positive they’ll find enjoyment in down the line. Phindar is not the place to start getting into any of this, because it’s busy enough as it is. We couldn’t do it justice here.

      Respecting your players’ ideas doesn’t mean accepting all of them necessarily. I want what they contribute to have weight. If I let James continue, he’d alter librarians in-universe. Being his friend for a decade now, I’m positive he’d prefer exploring the current canon instead.

      Clearly librarian still means something special on Phindar. That MIGHT be a gang. It could be any number of things. I’m not shutting any of that down. I’m instead looking for him to be part of that explanation and creative process. To help me figure out what any of this could reasonably mean in a way that doesn’t mess with canon. If they leave me to my own devices, I’ll easily come up with an explanation myself. But, James knows that this usually means bad things for them.

      This ‘argument’ that I left in because I thought people would think it was fun, is me letting him know I’ve giving him enough rope to hang himself with, and that that’s going to start having an impact soon if he doesn’t tidy up his bits.

      1. NorwegianFan says:

        Ok:)

  6. DrBoon says:

    TRYST READ SOMETHING! In the “Dear Mynock” bit at the end he read the letter! Is that #Kanan now?

    1. Kat Kuhl says:

      The Dear Mynock letters are nebulous Kanan. Also, I’m pretty sure he read in episode one.

  7. Jess says:

    Gosh Tamlin is so cuuuute it’s incredible!

  8. Spider Jones says:

    This was a bugger to find as it isn’t in the Campaign podcast file. At first I thought it was mis-titled.
    Love Tamlin’s monologues.

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