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  1. Coruscant Chosen One

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    Welcome! This RPG's doors are open to all. It is a spin-off of a forum-sponsored RPG that played out in SWC last year (Ghost Ship Executor), but this game is not a forum game like its predecessor. There are no winners, no murderers, no eliminations, no challenges, no rewards.... just some fun RPing with a few of Sleepy's trademarks carried over (that you'll read about shortly).

    You don't need to have participated in last year's Ghost Ship Executor game to play in this. While the storyline and many of the characters in The Desert That Shall Not Be Named will be a continuation of what was begun in GSE, TDTSNBN (boy, that's a long acronym) is not merely continuation, but also a completely new beginning. TDTSNBN, unlike GSE, will have a relaxed, low-pressure demeanor and much less proactive hosting.

    Table of Contents
    1. Background
    2. Philosophy, aka The Way of the Desert
    3. The Characters
    4. Miscellaneous


    Background
    Some time ago, an eclectic assortment of men and women from all over the galaxy (and all over time) found themselves suddenly, mysteriously inside a very large spaceship they soon discovered was the star destroyer Executor. To some of these individuals, this was a cause for confusion since they came from a time when the Executor had already plunged into the second Death Star and its resultant death. To others, this was news. And some were so far removed from the Galactic Civil War, chronologically speaking, that they didn't even know what the Executor was.

    What they couldn't possibly know was that this Executor was the GHOST SHIP EXECUTOR, and it existed on some different plane or dimension than the one of the galaxy they came from. It just so happened that this colossal ghost ship was surrounded by a beautiful nebula- a nebula which turned out to be inhabited by a cruel race of supernatural beings known as THE NEBULANS.

    Regularly tormented by these Nebulans and discovering they were being picked off one by one by elusive Murderers, the men and women of the ghost ship were eventually reduced to a mere four survivors.

    A mister Obi-Wan Kenobi at last managed to escape the Ghost Ship Executor, along with the recently birthed twins Jacen and Jaina (it's a... well... it's a long story) and a nine-year old Anakin. Where did these four end up, by no choice of their own?

    The Desert That Shall Not Be Named, of course.

    By "coincidence", the four of them found themselves on the desert planet right next to the Lars Homestead. They don't know when in the timeline they are, but they soon discover that the homestead and indeed Mos Eisley, and Mos Espa, and every Mos on the planet, are all desolate and empty. It's as if one day (and judging by the decrepit condition everything is in, that day was long, long ago) there was a planet-wide rapture and everyone disappeared.

    Before long, Master Kenobi disappears, leaving Anakin to take care of, oddly enough, his grandchildren. The three of them won't be alone much longer, however, because a few old, familiar faces are going to start showing up... and some new ones, too!

    Philosophy, aka The Way of the Desert

    This RPG will not be big on epic battles or high-stakes action sequences. If that's the only thing you're looking for, this is not the game for you.

    This RPG is primarily about one thing: character. There are a few situational preconditions existent to enhance this character-centricity, as well as one allowance.

  2. No "extras". The only people around will be your characters.

  3. No leaving TDTSNBN. All characters will be confined to this AU Tatooine. This is done in part to keep the focus on your character and his or her interactions with other characters, and also to intimately personalize Tatooine itself, as though the very planet is a character in the game.

  4. Creatures and critters alike are still present. They are considered living extensions of TDTSNBN. This includes Sand People.

  5. Sand People are around, but no raider specific
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  7. The Great No One Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
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    first off... the return of han and han, mark II.

    Player List

    1. Trimaj Han Solo, DNT Era
    2. HanSolo29 Han Solo, Outcast Era

    clean slate for me, unless solojones decides to return memories intact. then maybe.

    obviously a clean slate for HS since she's running with a different era.

    :snoopy
  8. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Thanks, Tri! :)

    And Cor, I hope those eras are okay. If they're too close, I'll go ahead and change it. Just let me know.
  9. Coruscant Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 15, 2004
    star 7
    So, concerning Tri's Han's clean slate (I assume this is the same Pops Han), is this the same guy that was in GSE, just with memories of GSE gone? Or is this a new extract from the same point in the timeline that GSE Pops came from?

    I trust you, Steph!

    Could a moderator please edit in this link Ghost Ship Executor Pre-Game underneath the Good Reads header? Thanks!
  10. The Great No One Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 8
    yea, basically the same time period. may adjust things slightly since i can't remember EXACTLY when i had him before, but essentially the same.

    however, i may retcon some history or something together if solojones decides to play her obi-wan. otherwise clean slate.

    :snoopy
  11. Rilwen_Shadowflame Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 27, 2005
    star 6
  12. The Great No One Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 8
  13. Aefernal_Fire Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Nov 11, 2007
    star 1
  14. Yodaminch Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 6, 2002
    star 6
    Player List

    1. Trimaj Han Solo, DNT Era, The Joker
    2. HanSolo29 Han Solo, Outcast Era
    3. Rilwen_Shadowflame Count Dooku, just prior to RotS
    4. Aefernal_Fire Boba Fett, the end of AotC
    5. yodaminch Tholme (right before murder on GSE), Logray, Vos (right after murder), and the others



    So can Batman return? He was rather ticked about being stabbed in the chest. :p

    Returning:

    Tholme- right before being beaten by his non mechanical arm. [face_shame_on_you]
    Logray the medicine ewok- who somehow managed to survive the slaughter and remembers everything.
    Quinlan Vos- Who hates sand. Yes, I am a glutton for punishment.[face_blush]
    Hopefully Batman- Who also hates sand.
    possibly (if I'm suicidal enough :p ) young Quinlan Vos from the old challenge.

    If there isn't going to be a whole lot of action, then I can actually not run Tholme ragged. So he and Vos can lose those extra abilities from before. Part of their whole coming back to life thingy.
  15. The Great No One Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 8
    yes it will aefernal.

    WB minch, and yea you can have your bats if you had him in the last game.

    bringing back my ewok friend, only THIS time it's the real tarfang.

    Player List

    1. Trimaj Han Solo, DNT Era, The Joker, Tarfang, Post Second Galactic War
    2. HanSolo29 Han Solo, Outcast Era
    3. Rilwen_Shadowflame Count Dooku, just prior to RotS
    4. Aefernal_Fire Boba Fett, the end of AotC
    5. yodaminch Tholme, Immediately Prior to Murder, Logray, Quinlan Vos, Immediately Following Murder, Batman


    list updated with links and such.

    :snoopy
  16. solojones Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Sep 27, 2000
    star 9
    Hmm... I'm really considering joining as Obi-Wan. Ack, this is so tempting. The GSE sequel just wound up not being possible, you know? Too much stuff going on in my life. But a relaxed RP.. herm... especially with both Tri and Steph playing...

    -sj loves kevin spacey
  17. Veloz Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 30, 2004
    star 6
    YES!!! [face_dancing]

    I think i'll sign up as old Ben Kenobi again (Old and in the Way needs to return!), and he should remember everything from GSE (including his death). If it's ok, i'd like to bring back Siri (right BEFORE her death in GSE), which could make things interesting and Wicket too :D

  18. The Great No One Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 2005
    star 8
    just add 'em to the list veloz.;)

    we'd love to have you rach. wouldn't be the same without the goof troop getting back together.

    :snoopy
  19. Veloz Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 30, 2004
    star 6
    Oopsie, ok here's me:

    Player List

    1. Trimaj Han Solo, DNT Era, The Joker
    2. HanSolo29 Han Solo, Outcast Era
    3. Rilwen_Shadowflame Count Dooku, just prior to RotS
    4. Aefernal_Fire Boba Fett, the end of AotC
    5. yodaminch Tholme (right before murder on GSE), Logray, Vos (right after murder), and the others
    6. Veloz Ben Kenobi (right after his death in GSE), Wicket and Siri (right before her murder in GSE).

    solojones: u must come back, so much drama to be had! [face_laugh]
  20. Coruscant Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 15, 2004
    star 7
    Oh my god, so many have come back! It's so good to see all of you again, picking up some old characters and some new ones, too. Plus, we've got one new person... welcome to the game, Aefernal! :)

    We should have a couple more joining shortly.

    Just a reminder... RPing is officially open as soon as you've signed up your character(s). The starting point for all characters (save the four survivors) is Mos Eisley. Wherever you go from there is up to all of you.
  21. Yodaminch Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Mar 6, 2002
    star 6
    A few questions/suggestions before starting Cor:

    1) Rule wise, what can and can't we do in the dessert. For example, how populated is it? Does it have dwellings? Can we make some? Can we make supplies?

    2) Will you be bringing back the points and store stuff? Just because it's there is no official prize this time doesn't mean you can not still have in game rewards right?

    3) Since it will be more relaxed, I assume we don't have to panic about challenges? But if we are so inclined, could we make our own mini adventures from time to time?
  22. HanSolo29 Manager Emeritus + Official Star Wars Artist

    Member Since:
    Apr 13, 2001
    star 6
    Okay, I'm gonna add two more characters to the mix. First one will be Jae Juun to play off of Tri's Tarfang and for my second one, I'm gonna try something different and make this really crazy. I'm going from one extreme to the other by bringing in a 19 year old Han "Vykk Draygo" Solo from Paradise Snare.

    Here is the updated list:


    1. Trimaj Han Solo, DNT Era, The Joker, Tarfang, Post Second Galactic War
    2. HanSolo29 Han Solo, Outcast Era, Han Solo, Paradise Snare, Jae Juun, post Second Galactic Civil War
    3. Rilwen_Shadowflame Count Dooku, just prior to RotS
    4. Aefernal_Fire Boba Fett, the end of AotC
    5. yodaminch Tholme, Immediately Prior to Murder, Logray, Quinlan Vos, Immediately Following Murder, Batman
    6. Veloz Ben Kenobi, Immediately after murder, Siri, immediately prior to murder, Wicket
  23. Coruscant Chosen One

    Member Since:
    Feb 15, 2004
    star 7
    Good questions.

    1. The desert is as empty as the towns are. The dwellings remained, however. You can make some. And supplies are okay, too, but no superweapons and minor superweapons/devices will require my approval.

    2. No points, no store stuff. No rewards, either.

    3. No challenges. But yes, if you are so inclined, you can go on your own adventures. :)
  24. Veloz Force Ghost

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    Aug 30, 2004
    star 6
  25. Coruscant Chosen One

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    Feb 15, 2004
    star 7
    Count Dooku's GSE history has been added underneath the Characters header. :)
  26. Mitth_Fisto Chosen One

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    Sep 29, 2005
    star 6
  27. Aefernal_Fire Jedi Knight

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    Nov 11, 2007
    star 1
  28. DarkLordoftheFins Force Ghost

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    Apr 2, 2007
    star 4
  29. Spaceman_Spiff Jedi Master

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    Nov 30, 2001
    star 4
  30. The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus

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    Nov 19, 2007
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