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‘Star Wars:The Approaching Storm’ – Chapter 18 (Part 2)

Posted in ID - Star Wars: The Approaching Storm (2) with tags on November 30, 2006 by jedicouncil

Well, it’s Thursday and I’m that much closer to the weekend.  I’m really looking forward to spending some time with Josh and Joanne.  I’m most excited about being at their party and being able to be there for the party for once.  It’s the first time I’ve been able to do that since they got married and moved into the house. When we woke up this morning, Tara was not feeling well.  She was vomitting, but not food, but phlegm.  It sounded worse than it was and Heather volunteered to stay home with her considering that I am going to be “sick” at work tommorrow.  I’m worried about the trip north with her tommorrow, but Heather said she will get her well before we have to go.  I went to school and got everything ready for the day and then realized that I forgot the picture for my one friend, so I called Heather and asked her to bring it to me when she picks me up tonight.

My students worked hard today and we got a lot accomplished.  The weather for tommorrow is not looking so hot.  It’s supposed to be wet, potentially icy and windy, windy, windy.  So, I know that I’m gonna need to get out early tommorrow to try and get ahead of the storm.  Heather came and picked me up from school at our usual time and we headed home.  We spent some time as a family together and I now feel like a complete heal.  Because we are going to Rochester with the kids this weekend, I’m taking the kids out of school tommorrow.  Well, Ruth is supposed to go to the local ice rink as a reward for being a good student in school and I’m taking her out of school and taking her away from her ability to participate.  She’s not overly happy about it and I told her I would make it up to her later in the winter by taking her to the rink myself.  Besides, she’ll get a good laugh when I fall on my own ass a billion times because of the toe picks on the skates.

Anyway, we came home and spent some time together as a family and then ate dinner.  After dinner the scramble was on.  I was scrambling all night long to get my clothes and “stuff” for tommorrow together.  Before we went to bed, I called in “sick” for tommorrow and watched the weather report one last time.  I’m gonna need to be getting going early as the storm is supposed to hit in the afternoon and I want to get to Webster by noon.  So, this means getting going earlier than I wanted and Heather wants me to go to PA to get gas because gas prices have gone up around here by 4 cents a gallon in one day.

Okay, let’s talk about Part 2 of Chapter 18 of “Star Wars:The Approaching Storm” by Alan Dean Foster…..


Chapter 18 (Part 2):  A Dbarian owned the inn and greeted them with surprise.  The Jedi asked for a room and for someone to go to the Unity Council and tell them they have returned with a signed treaty.  The Dbarian asked why they hadn’t told the Unity yet and they said their comlinks were destroyed on their journey.  The Dbarian told them that the Unity was supposed to vote today.  Anakin was shocked that they would consider this but Obi-Wan reminded him that off-worlders were pushing for this vote to happen.  Obi-Wan asked the inn-keeper when they were to vot, and he said it would be at sunset.  They all relaxed and realized they have some time.  Obi-Wan asked to borrow a comlinkand radioed delegate Ranjiyn.  Luminara asked Obi-Wan what was wrong and he said that communication in the city was jammed.  He sensed that evil forces knew they were here.  As Kyakhta and Bulgan drew their weapons, the innkeeper began to worry about the city’s communications systems, ut Obi-Wan assured him it would be back up, but only after the vote.  The Jedi, Alwari, and one Gwurran ran up the main boulevard.  As they did, the inn had a terrible explosion and imploded on itself……

‘Star Wars:The Approaching Storm’ – Chapter 18 (Part 1)

Posted in ID - Star Wars: The Approaching Storm (2) with tags on November 29, 2006 by jedicouncil

Hump day!!  What a Wednesday it was for all of us.  It was just a busy day on the personal end of things.  Heather drove me into work as she usually does now because we have one car.  I went throughout the day today with my students and we did some of our typical work that we do on a Wednesday.  My students worked well and Heather came to pick me up a little early from work.  We went to Ruth’s school and had a parent/teacher conference.  If you want to call it that.  It basically turned into a “thank you” session where the teachers (both of them as Ruth has a student teacher in her classroom) thanked Heather and I for having such a polite, smart young girl.  I looked the teacher straight in the eye and said “thank you” to her.  I thanked her for being the first teacher to realize my daughter’s potential.  Before this point, other teachers have claimed that Ruth isn’t that far ahead in her abilities and therefore is inelligible for advanced studies in anything.  However, this teacher recognized this in Ruth right away and fought to get her into an advanced program and because of this, Ruth is excelling in school and isn’t bored with what is going on in school.

We got done with the conference and Heather gave me a small snack before dinner (I wasn’t going to eat till late because of SMASH rehearsal) and also gave me the “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” book and showed me that not only did I make the book, but my brother is directly above me.  Man, that would make my parents proud and I’ll have to bring the book with me this weekend to show my parents.  Anyway, I got to SMASH early because of our non-conference, conference.  So, I ate my snack and had rehearsal.  Rehearsal went well, and when I got done, Jim gave me a ride home.  I got home and ate some dinner that Heather had some left-overs of.  I then joined her downstairs and we watched some of our usual Wednesday night shows and went to bed.

Alright, almost done with this book.  Last Chapter!!  Let’s talk about the first part of Chapter 18 of “Star Wars:The Approaching Storm” by Alan Dean Foster…..


Chapter 18 (Part 1):  Ogomoor had just left Soergg’s chamber with a bit of good financial news when he heard his bossban scream, “that’s not possible!!”  Ogomoor knew he was about to find out what had happened.  The communication transmission continued as the Hutt’s veins began to pop out.  When the transmission ended, Soergg threw the communication robot into the wall and broke it into pieces.  Soergg let Ogomoor know that the Jedi had returned.  Ogomoor asked if they were in Cuipernam and the Hutt sarcastically told him they were in his sleeping quarters.  Soergg told him they were at the local inn and told Ogomoor to do whatever it takes to stop them from getting to the municipal complex.  He told him to hold them till after sunset so the vote can take place.  Ogomoor pointed out that this may make the public upset.  Soergg said he didn’t care about the public and told Ogomoor to get to work!…..

‘Star Wars:The Approaching Storm’ – Chapter 17 (Part 2)

Posted in ID - Star Wars: The Approaching Storm (2) with tags on November 28, 2006 by jedicouncil

Tuesday.  Second day of the week and I would like to point out that I am still caught up with my blog.  Not bad considering we’re going into the holiday season.  Yeah, that’s right, I’m patting myself on my back.  It was quite a busy day as I continue to try to get as much work done with my students before this upcoming holiday break.  My students are really stepping up to the challenge and most are doing well.  I have even been able to keep up with my lesson plan book as well as my grading of student papers.  Let’s hope I can get to be this efficient with my podcast and Star Wars book reviews.

I was able to secure a Baritone to take with me to Rochester this weekend which is cool.  I decided that I really need to solidify my plans for my parents’ sake for this weekend today so they know what to expect and when.  I also worked on getting things together for tommorrow as Heather will be dropping me off to SMASH with the stuff I need to rehearse with the students.  This whole one car buisness is going to be a pain in the ass over the next couple of months, but I know we’ll just have to make due.  I am looking forward to this weekend only because I haven’t seen Josh or Phil or anyone from Rochester in almost a year (as far as friends go) and it would be really nice to see some of them again.  It’s kind of hard when your best friend and most of your childhood friends are about three hours or more away.  It will also be nice to get my shopping for Heather done early this year.  This is the first time I’ve had the ability to do that and I kind of like the idea.  This way I know that my shopping for her will be done.

I came home and spent some time with Heather before she had to go to work.  We got dinner together (meat loaf and mashed potatoes) and ate together as a family and Heather had to leave for work while we cleaned up.  I had the kids finish upstairs while I came downstairs and started to play “Lego:Star Wars”.  It’s been a long time since I’ve played the game and I am very close to being done with the game now.  I played for about two hours tonight and all I need now is all the superkit pieces.  Once I have them, I’ll be able to unlock the “?” door and play the final episode in the game.  I’ll probably get it done just in time to see “Legos: Star Wars II” go down in price for me to buy.  When the kids finished, they watched me for a little while, went upstairs and read and then went to bed.  I watched “The Unit”, and then caught up on emails and watched “Star Wars III:  Revenge of the Sith” only because it was on Cinemax.

Okay, let’s talk about Part 2 of Chapter 17 of “Star Wars:The Approaching Storm” by Alan Dean Foster…..


Chapter 17 (Part 2):  Unity delegate Fargane was nervous.  He was homesick and was upset that it was all for the Republic and their Jedi.  He felt that the vote was now long overdue, even though he didn’w know how he would vote.  Tolut insisted that Jedi were still out there and that maybe they should wait a little longer.  Even Tolut began to wonder where the Jedi could be and wondered if they were all “fluff” and no action.  That’s when Ogomoor, as an observer, chimed in saying that obviously the Jedi had left.   Dameered asked if he meant Ansion.  Ogomoor implied that they could have left, they could be dead, but also said it didn’t matter as they failed in their mission.  Fargane and Ranjiyn agreed, Tolut asked for more time and Kandah snapped back saying they don’t serve Ansion, but the Republic instead.  Ranjiyn said they should only wait till the end of the week and Volune agreed.  Tolut and Fargane also agree.  They had other buisness to attend to and other worlds, like the Malarians and Keitumites were anxiously waiting their decision.  Ogomoor was pleased and he knew that Soergg would be too.

‘Star Wars:The Approaching Storm’ – Chapter 17 (Part 1)

Posted in ID - Star Wars: The Approaching Storm (2) with tags on November 27, 2006 by jedicouncil

It was definetly a Monday.  And to make matters worse, it was Monday after vacation.  It’s always the worst to get students motivated on days like today, but my students actually seemed to come back ready to learn.  My classes seem to be doing okay this quarter except for one of my sixth grade classes.  They just can’t seem to be quiet long enough for me to even teach.  I think tommorrow is going to be the time to break out the arranged seating chart just to split up students who refuse to stop talking.  I was able to get all of my instruction done today and have a little bit of a voice left over.  I have been having problems with my allergies and a little bit of a cold mixed in there as well.  So to have any voice left over at all by the end of the day today was a plus.

I came home with Heather and we went over homework with Ruth and Austin and spent some time with the family.  We all worked on dinner together (tacos) and ate dinner on paper plates to make it easier for Heather who wanted to do peanut butter fudge after dinner, so this helped keep down on clean up.  I watched some news after dinner and then took Austin to his Scout meeting.  He had a good meeting and has to watch “The Cosby Show” with me and do a 50 word essay about the Washington Monument for next week.  No problem!!  At least I think it will be.  I’ll have to see if I can figure out when “The Cosby Show” is on while he’s awake and I’m in Rochester this weekend, so that will take that option out as well.  Anyway, we came home and I wentdownstairs and joined Heather to watch our usual shows together.

Time to talk about “Star Wars:The Approaching Storm” by Alan Dean Foster, Chapter 17, Part 1…..


Chapter 17 (Part 1):  As they entered negotiations, the elder Borokii accused the Jedi of lying to them.  Obi-Wan pointed out that they agreed to deal with the Januul, but not to defeat them.  Bayaar was personally pleased not to see anyone loose their life today.  The Jedi were told that both clans agreed with the charter and that they would use tradition, a feast, to seal the deal.  The Jedi were to receive a gift from both tribes.  There were no cheers, just mumblings of gratitude.  Anakin was simply looking forward to all of this ending and getting some much needed rest on Coruscant.  They enjoyed a great feast that night, got up in the morning and raced toward Cuipernam.  They had no time to loose as Baintu, the Qulun chief, had destroyed their comlinks.  Bariss told her master that this was a great accomplishment, but Luminara was quick to quip about how it could all be long forgotten.  Then Luminara tried to remain upbeat for her padawan and pointed out that they’ll never know how this day will go down according to historians.  Barriss says she doesn’t care what others think, but they did something special and Luminara did an amazing job.  Barriss said she looked brave and Luminara said she was scared to death at times, but being brave means putting those emotions aside.  Luminara thought about what a stable padawan Barriss had become and how unstable Skywalker could turn out to be.  She thought that Obi-Wan was a strange teacher for a strange student…..

‘Star Wars:The Approaching Storm’ – Chapter 16 (Part 10)

Posted in ID - Star Wars: The Approaching Storm (2) with tags on November 26, 2006 by jedicouncil

What should have been a simple and fun day, turned into a lot of work, with a pretty cool reward at the end.  The family got up around nine this morning or so and we all at some breakfast together and all of us noted that Clifford was looking much better.  Clifford, the family dog, has been walking on three legs for the past week or so.  Last week Saturday, while I was performing, Clifford yelped and went running away from the babysitters and kids.  When I came home, he matched his male counterpart and was hobbling around on three feet (much like Austin was around the same time).  So, on Wednesday, amongst the other chaos, we managed to get him to the vet and the vet said it was simply a bad sprain and he would walk on it eventually on his own.  Well, today became the “eventually”.  He seems okay now, so maybe he’s partially healed.  The kids helped us get Christmas supplies up from downstairs and the plan was to decorate the house for Christmas today.

Austin went outside with me and we planned how our outside decorations were going to look.  Well, we got good old Frosty out (yeah that’s right mom and dad, we’re still using it!!) and started to pull lights out.  I plugged them in to try and get them to work and half of them didn’t.  I played around replacing bulb after bulb after bulb, but it didn’t seem to make any difference.  So, Heather talked to me and said she budgeted on some money for decorations and had foreseen this problem.  She said that her paycheck, which she picked up last night, was a little higher because of overtime, so she suggested we go to Lowes and get some stuff to make the house look pretty.  Hey, when it comes to lights for Christmas for my house, you don’t need to ask me twice!!  So, we went to Lowes and spent a little more than we wanted, but got some cool stuff.  I was able to get some nice “twinkle” icicle lights, some snowflake and snowmen lighted walkway lights and we got some extension cords I needed.  We came home and I spent most of the morning and part of the afternoon putting them up while Heather worked on decorating the inside of the house with the girls.  The lights on the house look pretty spectacular and I’ll have to take a pic of it and get it on this blog someday soon.  I think you’ll all agree.

I came inside and ate some lunch with Heather.  We talked about decorating the tree today, but Heather just didn’t seem like she was in the mood, so we spent some time together as a family and lounged around part of the afternoon.  Heather helped me put some finishing touches on my Jedi costume for tommorrow.  While she rested for work, the kids and I folded some laundry and watched a movie together.  We put dinner together (hot dogs and baked potatoes) and Heather headed off for work.  The kids cleaned up after dinner, I did some more sewing and we all got together and watched some of the Disney Channel.  I had them take showers while I stayed upstairs and then they watched a movie on the Disney Channel, while I came downstairs and watched “Braveheart”.  I don’t know why, but I’ve had an inkling to watch it, so I thought tonight would be a good time.

Okay, let’s talk about Part 10 of Chapter 16 of “Star Wars:The Approaching Storm” by Alan Dean Foster…..


Chapter 16 (Part 10):  Kyakhta, Bulgan, and Tooqui were told to stay with the non-combatants.  This pained Kyakhta and Bulgan, who wanted to be involved, but didn’t upset Tooqui who was happy to sit this fight out.  The two Alwari wondered how four Jedi were going to make any difference with so many combatants involved.  Tooqui said the Jedi were about to do something stupid and when pressured by Kyakhta, he admitted it wsn’t anything physical.  The spectacle looked even more bleak from their perspective seeing the war-clad Januul that looked aggressive and mean.  The tension in the air could be felt by all.  All the orders from their armies died down on both sides as the four Jedi walked out onto the middle of a potential battlefield.  As they got to the center, Luminara and Barriss turned ot face the Borokii while Anakin and Obi-Wan turned to face the Januul.  Obi-Wan began to speak addressing both clans.  He introduces himself and the rest of the Jedi adn explains they are here to barder a truce between the Alwari and Unity of Communities.  He lets them know that there are larger forces at work of people who are not of this world that want to make changes that will affect the entire galaxy.  He asks the leaders of both the Januul and Borokii to sit down with the Jedi and discuss their matters anew.  He warned them that if they do not work together they will be taken over like pawns by groups like he Commerce Guild.  A Januul commander strode out, pulled out his sword and told Obi-Wan that he does not know what he speaks of……

‘Star Wars:The Approaching Storm’ – Chapter 16 (Part 10)

Posted in ID - Star Wars: The Approaching Storm (2) with tags on November 25, 2006 by jedicouncil

What should have been a simple and fun day, turned into a lot of work, with a pretty cool reward at the end.  The family got up around nine this morning or so and we all at some breakfast together and all of us noted that Clifford was looking much better.  Clifford, the family dog, has been walking on three legs for the past week or so.  Last week Saturday, while I was performing, Clifford yelped and went running away from the babysitters and kids.  When I came home, he matched his male counterpart and was hobbling around on three feet (much like Austin was around the same time).  So, on Wednesday, amongst the other chaos, we managed to get him to the vet and the vet said it was simply a bad sprain and he would walk on it eventually on his own.  Well, today became the “eventually”.  He seems okay now, so maybe he’s partially healed.  The kids helped us get Christmas supplies up from downstairs and the plan was to decorate the house for Christmas today.

Austin went outside with me and we planned how our outside decorations were going to look.  Well, we got good old Frosty out (yeah that’s right mom and dad, we’re still using it!!) and started to pull lights out.  I plugged them in to try and get them to work and half of them didn’t.  I played around replacing bulb after bulb after bulb, but it didn’t seem to make any difference.  So, Heather talked to me and said she budgeted on some money for decorations and had foreseen this problem.  She said that her paycheck, which she picked up last night, was a little higher because of overtime, so she suggested we go to Lowes and get some stuff to make the house look pretty.  Hey, when it comes to lights for Christmas for my house, you don’t need to ask me twice!!  So, we went to Lowes and spent a little more than we wanted, but got some cool stuff.  I was able to get some nice “twinkle” icicle lights, some snowflake and snowmen lighted walkway lights and we got some extension cords I needed.  We came home and I spent most of the morning and part of the afternoon putting them up while Heather worked on decorating the inside of the house with the girls.  The lights on the house look pretty spectacular and I’ll have to take a pic of it and get it on this blog someday soon.  I think you’ll all agree.

I came inside and ate some lunch with Heather.  We talked about decorating the tree today, but Heather just didn’t seem like she was in the mood, so we spent some time together as a family and lounged around part of the afternoon.  Heather helped me put some finishing touches on my Jedi costume for tommorrow.  While she rested for work, the kids and I folded some laundry and watched a movie together.  We put dinner together (hot dogs and baked potatoes) and Heather headed off for work.  The kids cleaned up after dinner, I did some more sewing and we all got together and watched some of the Disney Channel.  I had them take showers while I stayed upstairs and then they watched a movie on the Disney Channel, while I came downstairs and watched “Braveheart”.  I don’t know why, but I’ve had an inkling to watch it, so I thought tonight would be a good time.

Okay, let’s talk about Part 10 of Chapter 16 of “Star Wars:The Approaching Storm” by Alan Dean Foster…..


Chapter 16 (Part 10):  Kyakhta, Bulgan, and Tooqui were told to stay with the non-combatants.  This pained Kyakhta and Bulgan, who wanted to be involved, but didn’t upset Tooqui who was happy to sit this fight out.  The two Alwari wondered how four Jedi were going to make any difference with so many combatants involved.  Tooqui said the Jedi were about to do something stupid and when pressured by Kyakhta, he admitted it wsn’t anything physical.  The spectacle looked even more bleak from their perspective seeing the war-clad Januul that looked aggressive and mean.  The tension in the air could be felt by all.  All the orders from their armies died down on both sides as the four Jedi walked out onto the middle of a potential battlefield.  As they got to the center, Luminara and Barriss turned ot face the Borokii while Anakin and Obi-Wan turned to face the Januul.  Obi-Wan began to speak addressing both clans.  He introduces himself and the rest of the Jedi adn explains they are here to barder a truce between the Alwari and Unity of Communities.  He lets them know that there are larger forces at work of people who are not of this world that want to make changes that will affect the entire galaxy.  He asks the leaders of both the Januul and Borokii to sit down with the Jedi and discuss their matters anew.  He warned them that if they do not work together they will be taken over like pawns by groups like he Commerce Guild.  A Januul commander strode out, pulled out his sword and told Obi-Wan that he does not know what he speaks of……

‘Star Wars:The Approaching Storm’ – Chapter 16 (Part 9)

Posted in ID - Star Wars: The Approaching Storm (2) with tags on November 24, 2006 by jedicouncil

Black Friday.  Why is this day black again.  Is it because stores go into the black?  Or is it because shoppers are black and blue when the day is all said and done?  I know the answer is the former, but I think they need to change their reasons to the latter.  It was a madhouse everywhere we went today and Heather and I expected it and actually had a very good shopping experience.  Others around us just seemed to be in bad moods and definetly didn’t understand what “holiday mood” meant.
We started by getting up around 7:30 this morning and made good time down to the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre, PA.  It was a quaint little mall but was a wonderful shopping experience.  We went to Sears first and found Ruth a very nice coat (she needed a new winter one) on sale.  The coat would’ve cost us $50 normally, but with it on sale, it cost a little less than $25 and we dealt with less sales tax!!  Gotta love that!  We also found Uncle Mike’s gift there as well.  Then we went to Payless and got all the kids new sneakers as they had worn out their old ones.  I have yet to find boots that I would deem appropriate as Jedi boots and I searched all day today, to no avail.  Anyway, we went next door to FYE and did some more shopping.  We continued around the mall.  We noticed a mall nearby and did some shopping there for Christmas and got Grandpa Crissman’s gift as well as a new lightsaber (purple) for Tara for Christmas and I was able to finally find a Kit Fisto figure to add to my Star Wars collection.  We then headed for the Mall at Steam Town, which was in Scranton.

When we got to the mall at Steam Town, we didn’t even get out of the car.  I had a bad idea when I looked at the neighborhood and so did Heather.  Especially with our nice new car.  Compared to what we were seeing, our car was proabably gold to the people that lived there.  The best way I can explain it (if you’ve ever lived in Rochester), it’s like having Midtown Mall on Clinton Ave.  It was just unsafe and I felt unsafe just driving through.  So, we scratched that idea now knew we had to eat for the kids’ sake because it was getting on noon.  So, we headed for the Viewmont Mall in Scranton, PA, but on our way, we ran into a Burger King.  The kids were happy because they got Happy Feet toys, but Austin was upset because the portions were so small.  It’s a good thing Heather and I brought snacks, so Austin ate those while we got some gas at Sheets’.  We then went to this mall and found some more gifts.  Heather then wanted to go to the local JoAnn’s Fabrics and I took the kids to Toys R ‘Us while she did.  We didn’t last too long in there as Toys R ‘Us was wiped out.  Not much left in the store at all!!  Anyway, we went back to JoAnn’s to join Heather.  I went and got some more velcro (without sticky) to add to my Jedi costume before Sunday for a Birthday party for a boy in Syracuse that is in a hospital as a fundraiser for him.  Anyway, while I was there, I thought I would check out the patterns and see if I could find a Princess Leia or a Padme for Heather.  Unfortunately, all the fears that I have read on the message boards has come true.  McCall’s no longer carries any Star Wars or like minded patterns anymore.  They’re all gone.  Bummer!!

Anyway, we left there by 2:30 in the afternoon and were home by 3:30.  Heather helped me get stuff into the house (and we snuck Tara’s gift right past her) and then she took a nap while I unloaded the “stuff” from the day.  Heather still had to work tonight, so I understood why she had to take a nap.  It was a long day between yesterday and today, and I could go to bed earlier tonight if I had to.  Not long after she woke up, we had everything packed away and we were getting leftovers together for dinner.  Heather left for work and we ate dinner and cleaned up and did some cleaning up around the house from the past week.  I went downstairs later tonight and watched “National Lampoon’s Van Wiler” on the Comedy Channel and did some improvements to my Jedi costume before retiring and going to bed.

Speaking of Jedi costumes, time to put on our lightsabers, light up our minds and talk about Part 9 of Chapter 16 of Alan Dean Foster’s “Star Wars:The Approaching Storm”…..


Chapter 16 (Part 9):  With only the Borokii warriors following, they made the several day march to the Januul camp.  When Luminara looked at the Januul camp, it was eerily similar to the Borokii camp they had left behind.  Bayarr told them that the argument between the Januul and Borokii clans has been going on for years and that he hoped they would have victory today.  He said he was sorry they got involved in this and Luminara said she was sorry they were involved as well, as she dismounted from her suubatar.  She worked to the front of the Borokii line and noted the Januul line was assembled on the far side of the small river.  They thought that the Borokii clan had advanced undetected, but, in reality, the Januul had detected them days earlier and were well prepared.  The camp was being shut down in fear of the battle and the herd was under minimal supervision.  Bayaar thought that many Alwari would die today, but with Jedi help, the Borokii would prevail.  Luminara noted that there was a little less than one-thousand Januul warriors clad in home-made armor and Obi-Wan agreed.  Obi-Wan noted to Bayaar that there were no heavy weapons of any kind.  Bayaar said if they were to use this technology, they would be shunned by every other clan on Ansion.  Anakin thought that this would be another moment for him to educate himself.  Luminara noted that the Januul warriors looked impressive and Bayaar said witht their help, the dispute between the Borokii and Januul will be settled today.  Obi-Wan said he hoped so as they were here to set the example for both Alwari tribes.  Bayaar thought that was an odd thing to say for this moment…..