Hearing a final pair of footsteps enter the main hall, Cawlen slowly turned his body to great Gavriel as he arrived. He grinned slightly, impressed by the respectable Jedi’s appearance. With a gentle “greetings” Cawlen bowed politely to Gavriel just before he launched immediately into his speech.
"Thank you all for preparing so quickly. We are safely on Rhen Var and every looks to be in order. After I changed clothes I scanned for any active technology within the area and found nothing except for inside the tomb itself.
Not a surprise, I doubt even the toughest of battle droids could survive here, much less a creature.
And the readings I found in there were only from the ancient lighting system and a few other areas. I did not find any readings to suggest that battle droids or anything from the Clone Wars battle is still active. Interestingly enough, the biggest readings I found were inside of Ulic's tomb chamber itself, located within the center of the castle. I've instructed Screech to provide you all with glow rods and I want them around your necks at all times.
Just as Gavriel had told them of his command to Screech, the driod approached him, extending an arm to offer a glow rod to the Jedi Knight. Cawlen chuckled good-naturedly at the droid and extended his own hand to take the object.
“My thanks to you.” Cawlen spoke quietly so that he would not interrupt Gavriel.
Turning his head back to Gavriel, Cawlen clipped the glow rod around his neck, letting it hang loose down the front of his robe. The light, gentle glow formed a rather imposing aura to the experienced Jedi when matched to the earthy colors of his robes.
I am also placing this rule into effect and I expect everyone to follow it - No one goes anywhere alone. Anyone found wandering off by themselves will be escorted back to this ship where they will listen to Screech talk about the frequency of water condensers and whether or not they would be useful in semi-arid areas. Fun stuff to be sure."
Cawlen couldn’t hold a second gentle chuckle at Gavriel’s comment. Ever since his days as a mechanic’s assistant, Cawlen had been greatly amused by the simple but enjoyable personality of droids.
Glancing carefully to be sure no one was behind him, Cawlen took a step backward. With one more look to Gavriel, he walked to the outside of the room, posture still perfectly strait, and turned around again to face Gavriel. Cawlen was no longer obstructing the view of Gavriel to those standing behind him, and now out of the way, Cawlen slid one hand under his robe.
"Again, no one goes anywhere alone and even better, they must make sure eveyone else knows where they are going. I won't say to keep your lightsabers with you because that should go without saying.
Cawlen slid the lightsaber from his belt, revealing the weapon as he pulled it from under his robes. Spinning the device around between his fingers, Cawlen nodded firmly. Though he did not like using a weapon, he understood its importance to a Jedi’s success. The handle of the lightsaber was a little less then twice the size of a normal one, providing enough grip for a second blade on the other side when activated.
As for whether or not we'll actually set up camp within the castle, I'm not expecting to, but we should always be prepared. Given how close this ship is to the castle we should be alright but I don't want anything hindering us. Travel light or you leave it behind. Understood?"
Cawlen replaced the weapon under his robes as Gavriel nodded for the Jedi to follow him off of the ship. Cawlen followed immediately, pulling the hood over his head the moment he felt the icy chill of the cold planet sting his skin when he stepped out onto its surface.
Immediately, the Jedi looked all around himself, scanning the area not only with his eyes, but listening with the force. Cawlen knew that the force provided incomparable foresight to the circumstances around one’s self, but Cawlen also knew that seeing danger, and sensing danger at the same time would help him react even quicker to it. As the snow crunched under the steady pace of his footsteps, Cawlen turned his attention toward the tomb ahead, eyes widening as he took in the structure.
“Master when will I forge my saber?, I’ve done a lot of preparation for it”
A familiar voice…
“When you are ready and trust me you are far away from that”
Stepping up next to Daniel, Cawlen reached carefully to pat him on the shoulder, offering an understanding smile.
“All things come with time, eager one. Redouble your efforts to focus your energy and ability to studying the way of the Jedi. Meditate upon your eagerness, and find the reasons inside of yourself that make you feel that way. Once you find those reasons, use them to motivate yourself. But always remember, a lightsaber is only a weapon, and focusing on a weapon is a fast path to darkness. A true Jedi’s strength is here…
Cawlen gestured toward Daniel’s heart.
He then gestured toward Daniel’s forehead.
…I sense you have an ample amount of both. Remember that.”
Cawlen nodded to Daniel and stepped past him toward Graul, cloak softly gliding over the snow-covered ground behind him. Turning his head to face Graul, Cawlen offered a sincere smile.
“In order for him to learn all you have to offer he must respect you, not fear you.” Cawlen bowed politely to Graul and leaned his head forward past him to catch Gavriel’s gaze.
“I do not believe we have had the opportunity to work together, Gavriel.” Cawlen spoke smoothly. “It is an honor, I assure you.”