would you ask that?
As I imagine it, the Revanchists left the order for all intents and purposes but were still acknowledged as Jedi by the order itself and themselves. Excommunicating them might have been too risky and destabilizing when both sides still thought there was the possibility that they would return after the war, awaiting whatever punishment or forgiveness the order had.
Of course, we know it didn't end that way... The Jedi Exile only got a trial because they returned, and even then that wasn't even the real reason for their trial. Nobody was really condemned in absentia from the order, since I think the Jedi have a philosophy that anyone can be redeemed. They are just waiting for the Revanchists to come home, like runaway kids.
Looking them over, Force Adept suits Merryn much more than Jedi Knight, particularly since the Telepath tree in JATM is much more suited to her. I'm of the opinion that the six force-using PrCs could be better condensed to two classes just offering a wide variety of talents to represent the typical guardian/sentinel/consular stuff but also dark side devotees and the like.
Of course, this is an inadvertent nerf to other classes who don't have as many options. We all know space magic is OP, but even ignoring the Force Training feat... this index
says there are 71 classes in Saga, and it looks like three quarters of them are for force users. Yeah, I know Jedi and the force are pretty much the central narrative focus of the franchise, but that doesn't excuse bad game design. :p
I'm really sorry to everyone who didn't make it in. It's always hard having to turn people away, but I'll put my reasoning below if you're curious.
TheFourthShade: Jekin Tolar (Scoundrel 1, Jedi 3)
Kirbysfolly: Nory (Jedi 4)
FlyingTengu: Kailen Feszler (Jedi 3, Soldier 1)
Muse: Linzi Madaline (Soldier 5, Elite Trooper 1)
Again, really sorry to everyone else. :( The main criteria was pretty much just whatever would keep the game alive and everyone involved, so I didn't want any redundancy with character concepts (despite the fact that 3/4ths the main cast are Jedi
) ...As I see it, Nory and Kailen are good foils to one another- spirituality and physicality of the Force- very yin and yang. Both have a connection to Merryn, being reassigned to her. Jekin is an outsider, perhaps never meeting the other three before the start of the campaign. He'd have that in common with Linzi, who seems like a match for his mischievous personality. The liaison's role was to show the normally cloistered Jedi how 'normal' people act and do.
And Merryn's 'default' personality is very stoic and in control of her emotions. She knows exactly how vulnerable her force bonds make her so she devotes a lot of energy to suppressing them.... but of course, all the PCs, even Linzi, will have an effect on her. I imagine the only reason Nory and Kailen were reassigned to her was because when the Masters looked at her they saw reflections of themselves and didn't see the danger giving such a person even one