Padawan was a Jedi title granted to those students, such as <insert name here>, who cleaned tables and performed other such menial chores. The position was an ancient one first founded to provide Jedi Masters with the opportunity to put their feet up for a bit—incidentally, one of the Padawans' functions was as an impromptu footstool when required. Later it developed into a complex feudal relationship.
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- And by that I mean they feuded so much they didn't really have much of a relationship. And no, not THAT kind of relationship, either.