Subject: Igniis Trajan
A Rattataki slave shipped to Korriban after leading a gladiatorial uprising in the Outer Rim. Quickly bested all other Acolytes of his cohort to become an Apprentice. Attained the title of Lord upon the formation of his own cult. Became a Darth after emerging victorious from a Kaggath on Corellia.
Although a man of action, the Sith known as Igniis Trajan is now best remembered for his philosophical and autobiographical writings, most famous being “Passion, Strength, Power, Victory, Freedom”, a radical reinterpretation of the Sith Code, guiding future adherents away from the traditional doctrines of seniority and genetic superiority toward an emphasis on personal freedom, personal accountability for one’s fate, and the primacy of willpower in the life of a Force-user. This philosophy reflects his experiences as an outside and alien within the calcified hierarchy of the Sith Empire. Excerpts can be found in the Sith Archives on Korriban, and Imperial Reclamation is attempting to piece together the entirety of the text by gathering fragments found in places as far-off as Voss, Tattooine, and Dromund Kaas.
"Concentrate, whether driving home the point of your lightsaber, a bolt of lightning, or the spear point of your armies. Armor or skin or battle lines may envelop your target entirely, but a single surgical breach is all that is needed to render these defenses useless. It is the sharpest will that cuts deepest." — Igniis Trajan, Passion, Strength, Power, Victory, Freedom
For those who don’t know, in 5 Centimeters Per Second, Akari & Takaki’s childhood setting is based on the real world Shinjuku, Tokyo, which interesting enough, is also the setting of Director Makoto Shinkai’s latest work Garden of Words, the areas shown in 5CM/S is just about few miles away from Shinjuku Goyen, the main setting of Garden of Words.
Images source from a blog where a photographer who resides Shinjuku and took interest of the locations.