Upon being accepted into the training program at the Temple, students would be assigned a Clan, based off of the concept in the fiction. When I first created the layout, only three clans had been mentioned: Bear, Katarn, and Savrip. So, I created a list of clan names based on various fictional animals. The list was as follows:
Since then, the Jedi Path book has revealed the full list of clans:
If I were to go back and revive the clan idea, I am not sure if I would choose to keep my original names, go with the fictional names, or completely reassign names based on actual animals on Earth (I would love to be in Orca Clan, or Elephant Clan).
The idea was to run with two clans a year, so applicants would be alternately assigned to one of two clans for the next term. Then, at various times throughout training, clans could compete with each other for some fun games (all healthy competition here).
I had made these simplistic little icons for each of the clans. The idea was that the base/background color of each indicated the clans year, so there are two with each background color. The two foreground colors would be the clans colors, like school colors. I would redesign these for sure, as I assigned many colors based on mascot features, but who wants to have brown and orange as their colors?
Students would attend 4-5 years of basic training on the Jedi Path with their clan. At the end of that time, students would then be available to be chosen as a Padawan and continue their training one-on-one. Unlike the fiction, if a student was not immediately chosen however, they could continue to train on their own, utilizing the resources at the temple. The idea was to have a Jedi, or a team of Jedi, in charge of monitoring solo training progression and making sure the students were on track.
The Curriculum…is for another post. 😉