The Dark Times: 17 BBY This is based on the storyline that I started a while ago: Rise of the Empire - http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/28730322 To the Edge of Night (sequel) - http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/29232522 Fires of Retribution (sequel) - http://boards.theforce.net/the_saga/b10476/30256079 Overview: (in case you don't feel like reading the entire storyline. ) The events that happened during Revenge of the Sith changed slightly. Darth Vader was successful in defeating Obi-Wan Kenobi on Mustafar. Vader killed Obi-Wan, taking his lightsaber as a trophy, and thus not having to don the infamous suit. He later killed Padme, getting a glimpse of a baby boy through the Force as she fell to her death. He dismissed it as the image of his unborn child. In truth, the twins were born, being separated: Leia going to the Organas and Luke going to the Owens homestead on Tatooine. Later the personal guard of Vader, consisting of 10 clones including Commander Cody, give Vader a gift: the suit that we have come to love so much. He can wear it when he wishes, however, and when wearing the helmet his voice is changed to the one we all know. About one year later a group of Jedi, led by Siri Tachi, tried to kill Vader on Coruscant, during the first Empire Day celebrations. Not all went as planned, however, when a Twi'lek waitress unwittingly betrayed the Jedi and Senator Organa. Vader and a group of clones were sent to the area, where the Jedi make a stand. Senator Organa escapes, just as a group of Black Sun thugs, led by Xixor - who is not yet in control of the group. Xixor kills any clones in his way, trying to obtain at least one Jedi. He fails, however he is able to plant a transmitter on the fleeing speeder of the Jedi. Vader in the mean time battles with a Jedi, eventually killing the Jedi. As the Jedi flee the scene, Xixor tracks them, following them on speeder bikes. Eventually Xixor loses the Jedi and gives up pursuit. The Jedi flee the planet to Kashyyyk. There Chewbacca makes preparations for the Jedi to leave the system in two different ships. The Empire is once again tipped off and Vader goes to deal with the Jedi. He sets a trap on the landing pad, only springing it when the Jedi, who feel that something is wrong, are on platform with nowhere to take cover. Vader lets the clones unleash a barrage of blaster fire at the Jedi, with only three of them escaping into the ships: Anwen and Jirair in one, and Ireneus in the other. Siri and Erol battle curagously, but Vader defeats both of them in the end. In a surprise attack, a group of Wookiees attack the unprepared clones, killing many in the process. Enraged, Vader wades into the Wookiees and kills them. The events are transmitted back to the Emperor, who uses them as a reason to remove all Imperial status from Kashyyyk, forcing the planet into servitude. He also has Tarkin unleash a devistating attack from his four Star Destroyers in orbit, destroying the village. In space, visited by Obi-Wan as a Force ghost, both Anwen and Jirair are given instructions to go into hiding, reassured that they can become a couple and marry. Obi-Wan also visits Irenues and tells him that he is to go to Tatooine and help watch over Luke. Fires of Retribution is only 3 chapters long, and gives a nice update on the happenings of all major parties involved. I suggest reading at least that before signing up. --- Characters that will need to be filled, you can have 2 characters per person: Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious - Played by GM Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader Bail Organa Breha Organa (possibly) Janice Filo - See GM for physical attributes Jirair Minask - See GM for P.A. Anwen Minask - See GM for P.A. Grand Moff Tarkin Ireneus Karn - See GM for P.A. If you want to play an O.C. or another character not listed, let me know! The more the better! --- Please follow the below for the CS, please PM me with the CS.