I was working on character ideas and had a few questions come up...
What are your views/opinions/house rules regarding gray Jedi?
In regards to the Imperial Knights/New Jedi Order what are their views on intimate relationships, homosexuality, etc?
Could one learn of the force and become a "Jedi" through, say, an ancient archive of holocrons (buried library, ancient ruins, in the attic of the ancestral home..)?
I'm trying to work out details of background, but history and factions are going to have to wait until knowing about how these groups work in your universe.
Also thought that it would be polite to let you know that Myrleena and I are going to be intermittent the next couple of days, as we are in the midst of moving. In the snow. For the third time in a row >.<
One of these days my timing of these things will improve...
P.S. *giggles!* Where can I get a bottle?
*hugs* Don't worry to much about moving, I'm not going to be pressing to hard to finish up characters.
As for Jedi and sexuality, the New Jedi Order very specifically allows marriage and sex among Jedi, thoughalthough there is no specific stance on their view concerning homosexuality, I'm willing to say that they're very tolerant. (currently, the only group in Star Wars with a cannonical stance on homosexuality is the Mandalorians, who fully endorse gay marriage.) As for the Imperial knights, I think it would be cool if they had more of a "courtly love" aesthetic, promoting attachment and passion, but steering away from lust and meaningless carnal acts. Also most Imperial knights choose to focus their love on the emperor, becoming part of his (or possibly her) harem. (This, however, is just my opinion, and Imperial Knight players are free to accept or reject it as suits their concepts)
Concerning Grey Jedi, the New Jedi Order has had its share of outcasts and unreliable members even from the beginning. Thus, over the years, Grey Jedi have become agonizingly common to the Jedi Order, to the point where the entire order of Imperial Knights are viewed as Grey Jedi. The galaxy is filled with rogue masters, and people failed by the less stringent practices of the New Jedi Order. (the New Jedi Order is much less focused on indoctrination, and accepts applicants of any age for Jedi training, much like a modern university. Younger applicants tend to receive more financial aid, however.)
Finally, a character could learn about the force through holocrons, and gain levels in the jedi class, but such a person wouldn't be a member of the jedi tradition, and would in most cases not qualify for the Jedi Knight prestige class. (Although I might make an exception and allow a force adept access to a single talent tree that Jedi Knights get.)