Form VII- Juyo, the Way of the Vornskr, the Ferocity Form
"Six there were for generations of Jedi. The seventh, is not well-known. Powerful form it is. Deadliest of all. But dangerous it is, for its master as well as its opponent. Few have studied. One student alone, to mastery has risen." ~Grandmaster Yoda
The "Jedi" lightsaber form "Vapaad" was reportedly created by Jedi Master Mace Windu; the truth is much darker, as the root of it's creation lies in Sith history, based on a form that only a few Jedi ever knew about- and even fewer practiced. Juyo is its true name, and it is widely regarded as the most vicious lightsaber form in existence. Though Mace Windu studied and utilized a variant of the style, it was preferred more widely by Sith Marauders like Darth Maul, Darth Bane and Darth Malgus- though it was also studied by Jedi like Masters Atris and Vrook Lamar, and even Jedi as recent as Rebel Alliance co-founders and heroed Rahm Kota and Galen Marek.
Both Juyo and Vapaad were characterized by seemingly random, erratic movements that were nevertheless direct and powerful- but more indicative was the utilization of emotions in battle. While the practitioner would adopt a calm exterior, the fires of rage would burn within. What separated the two variants was how intense those fires would burn; Vapaad kept the fire in the forge, while Juyo would allow that fire to spread. Due to this intense focus and energy, the form was described as being very powerful in the hands of a Jedi or Sith who could channel their emotions into energy.
Despite the power it promised, it possessed severe drawbacks to the untrained. Jedi restricted its practice and limited it only to battlemasters and devoted practitioners who could be trusted to keep their emotions in check, as the form was not very much in keeping with the Jedi Code- a Jedi who abused the style could, and often would, find themselves falling to the dark side. Even Sith Lords as powerful as Darth Sidious wisely cautioned that a Sith not get carried away, and that while fueling power through emotions was a pathway to victory, losing oneself to emotion would lead to their downfall. As an extra drawback, the focus on bladework and channeling raw emotion into combat left even the most skilled practitioners open to attack from the Force.
Before being rescued by his twin brother, Locke devoted himself towards Juyo to channel his inner grief, fear, and self-loathing. He would later find it a pathway to self-acceptance after his rescue; channeling both his love for competitive combat with his sibling and packmates, and his protectiveness over all of them. He would later utilize a variant of Juyo with the creation of his lightsaber pike. Yet despite his strong emotions, he has remained steadfast and kind, remaining a student of the light as he keeps the emotions within himself. It is in this way that Kajex is certain the white wolf makes an ideal Jedi Guardian, by unconsciously following the first, and perhaps most important tenants of the original Jedi Code-
"Emotion, yet peace."
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