Akar Kesh: The Temple of Balance; Temple Master Jonas Lynn; Je’daii Order Council Master
The ship you have taken to reach the Isle of Balance is piloted by a master, you can tell by the way she is threading the needle between all the rocky crags. The nearer you get the bigger and more intimidating the Great Force Storm over the Temple seems until you finally enter the maelstrom. The storm tosses the little ship around like it is nothing and the fact that visibility is zero makes it that much worst. Finally the ship breaks through to the eye of the storm and you get your first glimpse of Akar Kesh. The Obsidian Temple with its many bridges connecting it to the smaller islands around it, the home of the Je’Daii Council, what secrets will you learn here?
Qigong Kesh: Temple of the Mind’s Eye; Temple Master Astaral Vin Dorian
Qigong Kesh is found deep in the Caverns of Jiun, a tough journey down sheer mountain cliffs and down into the caves themselves. Once there you learn that lights are forbidden and the only for of communication allowed is through the mind. Only the toughest mentally can last a full year here, you can’t imagine what it takes to be willing to become an instructor here.
Anil Kesh: The Temple of Science; Temple Master Scrr
Anil Kesh, the Temple of Science, located in the Great Plains of the Dhurg, is surprising appealing to the eyes. You would think it would be more sterile and boring but great pains were obviously taken to make it feel inviting. You walk up the marble steps into the main gateway and that is when the temple starts looking like a location dedicated in the pursuit of sciences.
Bodhi: The Temple of Arts; Master Temple Fril’Swoo
You are walking through the Great Plains of Dhurg, in the distance you hear the roaring of falling water, this tells you that you are nearing Bodhi. It sits in a depression that is surrounded by waterfalls. This makes it an interesting trip down, being your choices are zip lines, jumping down into the water or walking down steep and slippery steps. As you can imagine, Bodhi, the Temple dedicated to the Arts is by far the most visually please of all the Temples. It is made from some metal that seems to constantly be flowing as if it was alive, and also the spires are designed to catch the wind. This causes a soothing melody to always be playing. Your time here will be relaxing and hopefully rewarding.
Mahara Kesh: The Temple of Healing; Temple Master Sander Lynn
This temple is built at the base of a hollowed out mountain, the inside is designed for function rather than pleasure. It houses any Je’daii that needs long term medical care, for example your fellow Padawan that was infected is here. You check in on him while you are there, he looks worse, dark broken blood vessels, pale white skin, nails and teeth seems be cracked. Almost as if he is aging very badly. Sometime recently a Force Storm started forming at the peak of the Mountain but so far it has stayed small.
Stav Kesh: The Temple of Martial Arts; Temple Master Qui’jo
The boat you are on taking you to Stav Kesh is packed with gear and other nervous Journeymen, very little free space is available, usually on the main deck of the ship. However, the sun beating down and the lack of shade is the trade off…. neither of which are very comfortable. After a few months of traveling you hear the call that the ship has arrived and the splash of the anchors. As you walk up to the main deck you see a hot barren wasteland, you have arrived at Stav Kesh. No frills here, so you have to hope down into the water and swim to shore. Once there the Je’Daii weapon masters split you up and march you off to training……
Vur Tepe: Temple of the Forge; Temple Master Nordix; Je’daii Order Weapon Master
As the boat docks in the Port City (calling it a City is an insult to most cities) of Alsara, you look around and see a frozen desolate land mass. You exit the ship, find a store that provides you with all the survival gear you need for your trek to the Ice Temple; Vur Tepe; The Temple of the Forge. The trip is not easy, at times you question and curse whoever decided to put a Je’daii Temple in this frozen hell. However, one day you step out of the ice fog and there it is…..Vur Tepe. If it is made out of anything other than ice you can’t tell from here, to you it looks like a castle that somebody poured water over and then froze. As you trudge your way to the Front gates you realize….there is no gate/door, it is just an open portal, open to the freezing winds and snow. You walk into the Main hallway and look up to see the Famed Sky of Swords………dangling above you attached to chains are thousands of weapons (swords, daggers, spears, hammers, axes, etc), the weapons of the dead. When a Je’Daii dies his weapon is sent here, since a weapon is attuned to a specific Je’Daii the theory is that it contains a little bit of their spirit, this allows the spirits of all the Fallen Je’Daii to be together.