Planning SWTOR gave me the ship I was looking for, not droids.
The [Baroque Dollar] is now a CR-50 Light Corvette. Which is a Defender-class updated with 3000 years of technology. And of course stolen by [Your's Truly] (at least he'd wish to be called that. XD).
It's been modified with 2 aft-facing dual turbolaser turrets covering the rear arc, and the starboard port turned into a storage area for the BD's "cargo". With its speed and firepower, there's no need for starfighters crammed into a CR70.
The crew's been modified too. While the MonCal stays, there's now a Jawa tech, and a Devaron bruiser in place of everyone else.
I'll post up the new profile in a jiffy. Once I stop playing.
Yes, I am going to use that mineral joke somewhere along the line. :3
I don't watch wiki's in the new style though. My profile settings are firmly locked on monobook, since the new wiki style looks absolutely disgusting on a widescreen laptop.
And the two styles may be more similar than you think. Sardonia never constructed the first monastery, the founder did that himself. Sardonia merely taught the founder the earth style dragon slaying and chi manipulation (being, you known, an earth dragon 'chi' comes naturally secondary) it was the founder who decided to found the Chosin monastery to protect the scrolls.
This trick keeps me safe from all sides. If the Old Styles turn out to be reincarnations, I can either safely keep Keroko out or claim her to be a reincarnation (thus her desire to learn from the scrolls) if they go the hibernation route, I can claim the scrolls were merely Sardonia's way of ensuring a Dragon Slayer to be present and if all that doesn't matter, I can simply truck along as I am.
Classifying Kha is simple, does he need the Lacrima to use Dragon Slaying? If no, Old Style. If yes, New Generation.
Looks neat. And now I'm tempted to go reformat all my profiles into the new wiki style. I see you went with the scrolls idea. Both Barudisa and Sardior thought of the same thing. Except Barudisa didnt set up the temple at first; in life he did many good deeds, had lots of followers, so when he ascended it was them who took his knowledge and spread it throughout Xing. The more fanatical turned it into a monastic order, forming the first Skysong Temple.
For an unknown reason, he returned to the mortal realm in the middle of Xing's 3 Kingdoms War and realized what 1000 years had made a mess of his teachings. He reorganized the copied scripts into the Skysong Manuals, dumping many edits in the process and left out mention of the Dragon Sutra. He also took away the original Sutra scrolls because they were objects of power and a source of disharmony. Nor were they necessary; all Skysong templars needed were in their manuals, and their enlightenment will bring them power equal to a dragon's. And he disappeared again.
Kha has all 5 original Skysong Scrolls, Dragon Sutra included. The man he calls Father disappeared 7 years ago. And the boy zealousy guards his magic as instructed by the travelling monk. Yeah I've been pretty obvious about the slayer hints.
It is difficult to classify Kha as what kind of slayer he is as a result. He was taught slayer magic in an indirect method by a dragon and carried lacryma-laced material with him all through his life. So he's not exactly an Old One, does he still count towards the prophecy? Or is he a Slayer Fake, but having known a real dragon? Or Slayer 1.5?
Though now that I think about it... a scroll makes a nice plotpoint as well. Maybe Keroko can be from a monastic order which possess the scrolls to teach earth dragon slaying magic, but requires those who choose to follow the teachings to leave the monastery and walk the earth itself.
Though with Lacrima-style dragon slayers already existing, there might not even be a need to make a new method.
Or I can just say 'screw it' and make her a natural dragon slayer.
The Skysong Scrolls are mentioned in Kha's profile. They are a set of bamboo scrolls written by a person named Barudisa, which Skysong followers believe existed over 2 millenia ago and was a mage who upon gaining enlightenment became a dragon of the eternal realms. These scrolls teach lessons of peace and harmony, with dissociation from worldly pursuits for a higher, enlightened existence. As such, low-level Skysong magic is almost purely about defense and self-reinforcement, or driving your opponents insane with your incessant droning. To gain more power, one must meditate on the scrolls until you understand the essence of the universe.
This is why Kha is often meditating in the middle of the chaos of Fairy Tail's bar.
Being a slayer, Kha "eats" the element of his dragon. In this case, it is the light from humanity's souls. The more positive feelings, the stronger the light. This is the most basic reason why Kha choose to stay at Fairy Tail.
And why he deep-kisses Anita before he can use any of his Tier 5 spells.