Focusing The Crystals

This continuation of the lightsaber construction process is not required, but removes the inherent flaws in the lightsaber crystals. Focusing can only be accomplished if the character possesses the Control, Sense, and Alter Force skills. Focusing of the lightsaber crystals requires the character to specify a 4-hour event (module, mission, entire Seminar, or half of an Interactive) during which no other skill training or special missions may be accomplished, and that player cannot play any character as the time needed to go off and Focus the crystals. The player is encouraged, but not required to assist other judges during the time and event. The player will gain 3 character points for whatever the event is as their personal character development. It requires an Easy (10) Control roll to create a bond to the lightsaber, a Difficult (20) Sense roll to detect the internal imperfections of the crystal, and a Difficult (20) Alter roll to repair the internal imperfections of the crystal. These rolls are considered one extended action over several weeks. There are a few available options, which the character can choose to modify these difficulties. The character can spend a Force Point, which will apply to any remaining Control, Sense or Alter rolls. Force Points expended are considered lost and not replaced. The character can spend up to 2 Character Points on any of the individual rolls, but not one that has a Force Point in effect (i.e. use cp on the Control roll and then use a Force Point for the Sense and Alter rolls). The character can ‘Call on the Dark Side’ for a Force Point that can be used on any remaining Control, Sense, or Alter rolls (only if no character points were spent on the remaining rolls; it does quad up with a Force Point), but the character would gain a Dark Side Point for this (the lightsaber is otherwise unaffected). If any of the Focusing (Control, Sense, or Alter) rolls are failed, continue with the remaining rolls to finish the process, but record the parts that have failed. The lightsaber will not function until the failed portions of the Focusing process have been completed properly. To accomplish this, as a later Personal Initiative the character can attempt to reroll all of the initially failed rolls (Control, Sense, or Alter as needed), but the difficulty of the roll needed is increased one level (+5) for all of the needed rolls. Any rolls that were successful initially do not need to be redone at this follow-up Personal Initiative. If any rolls have repeat failures, the lightsaber still will not function and an additional Personal Initiative is needed to continue. Each additional attempt at a failed roll has a cumulative +5 to the needed difficulties. Eventually it may be better to restart the process from the beginning, which would require an entire event as described previously. The benefits of Focusing the crystals are that the internal flaws have been found and corrected allowing for the lightsaber to be used with the Lightsaber Combat Force power, and that there are no additional problems with the lightsaber if a ‘1’ is rolled on the Wild Die.

Alternate Option: Attuning the Crystals

Lightsaber Construction

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