Why is that tempting Lust? Forgive my novice look into Star Wars lore but I could use some help from other accepted characters into putting together a backstory.
Right now, there are no accepted characters. We're all unacceptable. T_T
Hm, well, let's see:
The Jedi High Council is a somewhat new idea, dating back only fifty years to the Great Droid Revolution. There are jedi who still do not acknowledge the High Council, but consider themselves loyal to the Jedi Order.
The Jedi temple on Coruscant is being expanded. For most of the last hundred years the temple has been a tiny hermitage, with the Jedi having no true 'center' but being distributed around the galaxy in a loose alliance with the Republic. The closest thing to a 'center' would be the great Jedi library and academy on Ossus. It's only with the beginning of the Mandalorian Wars that there's definite mention of the High Council, and the temple becoming the
training center for jedi. Prior to this era, while some jedi trained at the Academy on Ossus and others in various hermitages scattered throughout the Republic, it was also entirely common for jedi to be trained by their masters without ever being introduced to the Council and the Temple for 'approval' of any sort. So in the last century, the jedi have been gradually moving away from a coalition of independent warrior-monks, some of whom voluntarily came together to create hermitages and to deal with local governments and support the Republic, to a more organized "central school" mentality. This is kind of hinted at in my character's background.
If the year is 3976 BBY (roughly the start of the Mandalorian Wars), then the last great Sith Lord in the Old Sith Wars was killed about two decades ago, as a consequence of which the library on Ossus was ravaged. As a result of the destruction of the Library and Academy at Ossus, the jedi spread out a great deal and cached their secrets and artifacts in storehouses all over the galaxy, rather than clustering them in one place.
As a result of this recent disaster, the creation of the Temple and the re-centralization of the Jedi order does NOT sit well with many Jedi.
This is one of many reasons why Revan was able to draw so many to his cause so quickly.
From the Wookieepedia, with some bolding on my part:
As of the Mandalorian Wars the High Council existed in its permanent, twelve-member form, headquartered in the High Council Chamber in the Jedi Temple on Coruscant. With several satellite councils overseeing different regions of the galaxy, the Council established a traditional Chamber of Conclave in the Jedi Temple, requesting members of these satellite councils report to the High Council annually. During the Mandalorian Wars, the Council advised all Jedi not to involve themselves in the war. While trying to keep the Order together, the High Council was forced to deal with the repeated failures of the Tarisian Jedi Council in capturing one of their charges "responsible" for the death of his classmates. Recalling the Tarisian Jedi to Coruscant, the High Council dissolved the administrative body and closed the academy on Taris. Unbeknownst to the Council, the group was secretly a part of a secret society within the Order, led by the retired Jedi Seer Krynda Draay. Not long after, the Council appointed Master Draay's son, Lucien, to the High Council on the recommendations of Draay's advisor, Haazen. Council members Vrook Lamar and Vandar Tokare reasoned that this appointment would help them get to the bottom of the massacre on Taris, which had remained unresolved as the Council continued to temper the growing number of Jedi that wished to engage the Mandalorians.
Soon after Draay's appointment, another Tarisian Council member, Master Xamar, confessed the truth of the Padawan massacre and the existence of the Covenant. Giving Master Krynda Draay full immunity in exchange for Xamar's confession, Master Lamar led a strike force against the Draay Estate, intent on arresting the traitorous Jedi and quelling another schism. During the assault, Haazen revealed his intent to control the Jedi Order and supplement it with Sith by eliminating the High Council, executing Operation: Vindication, which saw the destruction of the estate, and his own death. Following the debacle, the Republic and the High Council both agreed to cover up the incident as a Mandalorian terror attack, and also exonerated the accused Padawan Zayne Carrick and his associate Marn Hierogryph.
Meanwhile, the Council was dealing with several outspoken members of the Order who disagreed with the High Council's neutrality in the ongoing war. Preaching patience and restraint against the Mandalorians, the Council originally condemned the impetuousness of Jedi Revan and Malak until a group of Masters experienced a vision of the Mandalorians massacring the people of Cathar. Sanctioning the splinter group, the Revanchists led the Republic to a victory against the Mandalorians. Following the war, a single Revanchist returned to Coruscant to face the Council's judgment. Voting unanimously, the Council excommunicated the Jedi from the Order for disobeying their original call to neutrality.
Hm. I think we might be in 3963 BBY, the Siege of Taris, or maybe I'm wrong. I'm guessing based on how this campaign started in a previous incarnation.This page probably contains too much information.TL;DR
version: in this era, the Jedi High Council is considered fairly new, is trying to establish its power by having regional councils report to it, is breaking the decision to distribute the Jedi's artifacts and knowledge made at the fall of Ossus by creating a new Temple and new Library and new Academy on Coruscant. Many Jedi think this isn't a great idea (putting all the eggs in one basket again). Many Jedi also are not entirely keen on the degree of Council oversight, as it is reducing Jedi autonomy on the fringes. Add to that a giant scary invasion by Mandalorian supersoldiers influenced by the Sith, that the Council is pretending 'doesn't concern us.'