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October 9th 2019, 3:02 pm
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~“Vestara’s Master, Lady olaris Rhea, pointed toward the dark crescent. “There”. A pale blond woman with pale blue eyes, Lady Rhea had a regal, lithe frame and an austere beauty as imposing as it was striking.”~

1) Accolades (power/skill)
-(41 aby) Rhea is chosen by Ship as one of members of a mission. Note that only powerful members of the lost tribe were chosen by the sith meditation sphere: 

First Blood wrote:Lady Olaris Rhea. Lady Rhea exuded pleasure and confidence in the Force as she absently patted Vestara’s cheek and lithely strode forward to join the two High Lords.

-(43 aby) Vestara Khai considers her master one of the most respected Sith Lords in the lost tribe. This is especially notable since advancing in the lost tribe, and, by extension, obtaining respect, is based on one’s ability:

Omen wrote:She had hated that about it until Lady Rhea, one of the most respected of the Sith Lords, had told her that deception was actually a very useful thing indeed.”

Abyss wrote:“the three seats of authority on the bridge were all occupied by Keshiri Sabers, for—like all hierarchies in the Tribe—the ship’s company was a strict meritocracy, with positions of responsibility awarded only according to ability.” 

-(43 aby) She is chosen as the leader of a strike team to attack Luke Skywalker. Note that the tribe had recently sensed Luke’s power and described him as a powerful presence in the force, meaning they trusted Rhea’s power enough her to lead this mission (the objective of the mission later changes but the members were the same): 

Omen wrote:“Lord Vol and I have handpicked a single strike team to bring against this Skywalker. He—”
Omen wrote:“I—felt someone very powerful in the Force,” she said, her voice slightly shaky and laced with an uncertainty that Vestara had never before heard from her. It made her stomach clench. “Strong in the power of the light side. A Jedi … a great Master.”
And Vestara felt a surge from Ship and a name was placed in her head: Skywalker.”

-(43 aby) As a Sith Lord, anyone on Kesh should fear what she thinks of him rather than the contrary: 

Abyss wrote:“She was a Sith Lord of Kesh, and it was others who needed to worry about what she thought of them.”

-(43 aby) Vestara Khai notes that she would never contradict her master even if she were wrong. This implies Rhea is far above Vestara, who herself is stated to be incredibly strong in the force: 

Abyss wrote:“She would not have dared to contradict Lady Rhea even if it hadn’t been so.”
Omen wrote:“She was of the Tribe, the daughter of a Sith Saber. She was exceptionally strong in the Force and knew it.”

-(43 aby) Due to her master’s power, Vestara (an apprentice at the time) and even Rhea’s charges would feel secure in challenging sith master Xal: 

Abyss wrote:“Taking her lead from Lady Rhea, Vestara leaned slightly forward and turned to lock gazes with Xal. It was a terrible affront for a mere apprentice to face a Master in such a manner. And that affront would suggest to the entire crew that Lady Rhea’s power was so great that even her charges felt secure in challenging Xal.”

Take into account that Vestara thinks that, without her master, Xal could be potentially capable of stomping her (which also speaks to his own power), so Rhea is the one can defeat him: 

Abyss wrote:“Had Lady Rhea not been standing there, Vestara was quite sure that response would have been a Force spike through her own heart.”

This is reinforced by later statements, which all point to Xal being unable to defeat Rhea in a direct confrontation: 

Abyss wrote:But Xal could not attack her in public without it being construed as an attack on Lady Rhea herself, and he could not yet have gathered the kind of support he would need for such a thing.

“It wasn’t Ahri challenging Lady Rhea, it was Xal, trying to use his apprentice to embarrass her. The difference was that Lady Rhea had the power to turn his ploy against him. If she decided to punish Ahri herself, Xal was not strong enough to protect his apprentice, and the rest of the crew would take that failure as a further sign of his weakness—which, of course, was the reason that Lady Rhea almost certainly would kill Ahri.”

Furthermore take into account that, as a sith master, Xal should be above all sith sabers. 

-(43 aby) A group of sith sabers cannot overrule Rhea (note that it would automatically transfer into them being unable to defeat them, given how the Lost Tribe’s tank system works):

Abyss wrote:“She turned to face the body of the search party, as though a handful of mere Sabers could overrule a Sith Lord.”

-(43 aby) Rhea is likely above all remaining members of the aforementioned strike team in power, as she was able to win them over with little effort: 

Abyss wrote:“Even had she not still been their commander, it would have taken little effort to win the small group over.”

-(43 aby) Luke Skywalker considers the members of the strike team to be deadly opponents, note that he hadn’t yet fought Rhea, and all of those he is referencing are below her: 

Abyss wrote:“The intruders were resourceful, well trained in the Force, utterly ruthless, and deadly even to their own.”

This stance is corroborated by the essential reader’s companion: 

The essential reader’s companion wrote:Defending themselves, Luke and Ben cut through all of the highly skilled sith warriors, including Lady Rhea.

-43 aby: Luke describes Rhea as being on the level of a Jedi master (credit to Bran): 

Backlash wrote:That had changed with the arrival of the Sith strike team in the Maw cluster. Most of the Sith whom Ben and Luke had fought had been at about the level of training of experienced Jedi Knights. Luke had described Vestara Khai's female companion as being at the approximate level of a Jedi Master. Ben didn't feel lucky enough to hope that the strike team had been the last representatives of this new Sith Order.`

-44 ABY: Luke Skywalker acknowledges Rhea as a powerful lord and is impressed by Abeloth’s ability to hide her identity from Rhea: 

Vortex wrote:Luke studied them through the White Current, as he had with the ZipDel crew, and saw that their illness was an illusion. As much as he wanted to believe it was Abeloth deluding the inhabitants of Pydyr, he had his doubts. Dozens of Sith—including a couple of Masters and a powerful Lord—had spent weeks in Abeloth’s company without perceiving her true nature, and he himself had failed to see through her deceptions for days as she lay in the Shadow’s medbay disguised as Dyon Stadd. Given how easily he was penetrating this illusion, it seemed unlikely to be Abeloth’s doing.

2)Force feats

A) Force sense 
-(43 aby) Vestara notes her force sense is far less adept than that of her master: 

Abyss wrote:“Although her danger sense was far less adept than that of her Master, there was no question of Lady Rhea assuming the hazardous point position.”

-(43 aby) she manipulates a glow road: 
Abyss wrote:She extend a hand toward Ahri, using the Force to float the glow rod out of its loop on his equipment belt.”

“Lady Rhea pointed a finger at the glow rod, calmly using the Force to roll it back across the floor until the disk of light came to rest on the purple cocoon hanging from the back wall.”

-(43 aby) She holds Vestara Khai with the force: 

Abyss wrote:“Vestara’s strength drained away, and she would have fallen had Lady Rhea not caught her in the Force.”

-(43 aby) She uses the force to shake Vestara’s arm: 

Abyss wrote:“Vestara?” Lady Rhea used the Force to shake her arm. “Is something wrong?”

-(43 aby) She apparently slams Luke Skywalker with the force. However, it is unclear whether or not she or Vestara did that: 

Abyss wrote:“The invisible hand of the Force slammed him into the lift’s rear wall, and the older woman stepped into view, striking for his midsection.”

-(43 aby) she communicates with Vestara through the force: 

Abyss wrote:An instant later she felt a nudge in the Force and knew she had permission to proceed.

D)Force valor/physical capabilities 
-(43 aby) she crosses a river, augmenting her speed with the force, like other members of the search party: 

Abyss wrote:Without awaiting Vestara’s acknowledgment, Lady Rhea drew her weapons and began to issue orders. By the time Vestara had located Ship in the Force again, the search party was deployed across a thousand-meter front and Force-running across the river. Abeloth fell in behind Lady Rhea, crossing the water as easily as the Sith Lord herself, and Vestara took advantage of her presence to concentrate on Ship instead of plants.

3)Combat skill

-(43 aby) Rhea, Vestara and 2 other sith engage a weakened Luke Skywalker, who had already defeated several other members of the search party:

1) Initially, Luke defeats the two male sith sabers casually, attacking them before they could react. By contrast, and to Luke’s suprise, Rhea and, to an extent, Vestara are able to react and attack him. 

2) As soon as Rhea attacks Luke she’s able to slam him with the force and Luke is barely able to block her attack, indicating difficulty on his part. 

3) Luke is once again impressed by the two women’s use of the force. The two are able, with a wise tactic, to nearly kill him. However, Luke uses his pistol to defend himself, driving Vestara back. 

4) They attack him once again: Rhea uses a series of blows which Luke has to use both his lightsaber and his blaster to counter. He ultimately chooses to wield his lightsaber with both hands, indicating once again difficulty on his part.

5) fighting Rhea, Luke notes how agressive she is, and is forced to devote full attention to her, once again indicating difficulty on his part. As such, he uses a tactic to prevent Vestara from attack him on his flanks, trapping Rhea with the force. 

6) Luke ultimately defeats Rhea, not through skill, but through a distraction provided by Ben piloting the Jade Shadow. It is important to note that Luke was in no shape to be merciful and that the combat is described as “vicious”. 

-Vestara later explains the fight, noting that they were fighting evenly, but that when Rhea was defeated she was hopelessly outmatched, indicating Rhea was the one pressing him, not Vestara: 

Backlash wrote:Mere hours before, she and her Sith Master, Lady Rhea, had “confronted Jedi Grand Master Luke Skywalker. Lady Rhea and Vestara had fought the galaxy’s most experienced, most famous Jedi to a standstill. Vestara had even cut him, a graze to the cheek and chin that had spattered her with blood—blood she had later tasted, blood she wished she could take a sample of and keep forever as a souvenir.
But then Skywalker had shown why he carried that reputation. A moment’s distraction, and suddenly Lady Rhea was in four pieces, each drifting in a separate direction, and Vestara was hopelessly outmatched. She had saluted and fled.

Last edited by MasterCilghal on May 21st 2020, 7:11 am; edited 2 times in total
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October 12th 2019, 10:04 am
The respect thread is officially complete. Hopefully you learn something new by reading it.
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October 12th 2019, 2:29 pm
Good job @MasterCilghal The Lost tribe is rising thanks to you
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October 12th 2019, 3:53 pm
xolthol wrote:Good job @MasterCilghal The Lost tribe is rising thanks to you
Thanks again. Although Ant is making most of the work tbh.
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October 16th 2019, 4:00 am
xolthol wrote:Good job @MasterCilghal The Lost tribe is rising thanks to you

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December 16th 2019, 2:33 pm
Edited to add a quote from Backlash.
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