*static*Yes, master Zen. I have felt it, too. Whatever the disturbance is, it does not bode well.
*static*Has master Taril returned from his mission?"
"He has not, and that worries me greatly."
"Master Livedd, you said you heard from master Taril last night?"
"Yes, but I've heard nothing since. He had just defeated Odain but his padawan was slain."
"That is a shame," Jedi master Zen sighed. "Opalind was to take the trials today."
"We'll send someone to Odain's apartment to check things out."
*static*It might not be my place to suggest this, but perhaps our newest council member should choose an apprentice."
"It seems the krull's out of the bag...the council agrees, master Yoren. It is time for you to choose a Padawan from among the younglings."
"I thank you, master, but I've only just completed the trials. Am I fit to take on an apprentice?"
"Without question, Yoren."
*static*With your leave, masters; the commander has just returned."
"I believe I have made my choice, then."
"C4P1, tell young Donovan his presence is requested."
"A fine choice, master Yoren."
"Heh, I'm still getting used to being called 'master'."
"You will come to forget that feeling soon enough; Donovan will call you nothing else... here he comes."
"You summoned me, masters?"
"Yes, Donovan. You are to be trained specifically by master Yoren from now on. You will still receive guidance from the other council members and shall still attend lessons with the other younglings from time to time but you are now a Padawan."
"I'm to follow master Yoren?"
"I mean no disrespect, master; this is all just so new to me."
"It is understandable. Training to become a Jedi knight is a daunting prospect; one I expect you to rise to without hesitation."
"And here is your new lightsaber. I know you have constructed your own training blade but you must now begin training with a full-sized lightsaber. You may change the crystals to suit you."
"Thank you, master. I'm proud that you chose me for the training."
"It was not my decision, young Donovan Sykes. Master Yoren chose you specifically."
"Is it so, master Yoren? I am truly honored."
"It is so, Donovan."
"You have great potential. But never forget..."
"True strength comes from within. Strength of spirit. Strength of mind. It is not at all from without; our bodies are merely a vessel for our spiritual selves. Everything is the force."
"Do you vow to uphold the laws of the Jedi order as well as those of the Republic?"
"Then rise," master Zen spoke as he smiled. "Master and apprentice.
"The two of you shall go to the business district and find out what has become of master Taril. Report back to us the moment you find anything."
"With your leave," master Yoren said, bowing, before he turned and left the council chambers.
"Master Zen, do you think Donovan Sykes was the right choice?"
"The 'right' one, master Livedd? It was the choice Yoren made so it was the only right choice."