"Knocking on Their Back Door: the Story of the Endor Strike Team" - RECRUITMENT

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  1. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    Dec 26, 2000
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    Hehe, let's shoot 'em flyboy.... :cool:
  2. DarthIshtar Chosen One

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    Mar 26, 2001
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    So, what was up with that character bios thread. Are we supposed to base our characters off of that? In that case, I'm the female Alderaanian.
  3. DarthLothi Jedi Master

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    Sep 4, 2001
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    I was going to ask the same question, since I actually managed to come up with a character who is a comms specialist. If we're using the characters as listed in the other thread, I will trash him.
  4. Idiots Array Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 3, 2000
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    We can go either way, guys. Do you want to use that information or do you want to come up with your own characters? Votes?
  5. DarthIshtar Chosen One

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    Mar 26, 2001
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    I think I need to drop off this, since I'm leaving in less than a month and some of that time, I will be on vacation.
  6. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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    I think that the descriptions can stay, but the characters will be different. :) Oh, and can someone copy and paste those descriptions here please? :D
  7. ClintMiller Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 9, 2001
    Here?s the lowdown on the characters involved in the Endor Rebel Strike team:

    Madine?s Commandoes.

    Most were handpicked specifically for this mission if not specifically by Madine himself.

    In creating the background for the Rebel Commando Strike team I think it?s important to look at what had happened to build up towards the events on Endor:

    Just prior to the Battle of Yavin, Lord Tion who was at the time Lord Darth Vader?s predecessor in commanding the task force whose primary function was to ?identifying and eradicating? rebel Alliance operatives.

    Lord Tion?s investigation led him to Ralltiir where upon rumors of rebel activity, he received orders to take control of the planet. His methods where brutal and ultimately
    Alderaan Viceroy, Bail Organa dispatched his daughter Princess Leia to the area under the guise of a diplomatic mission to lending support and relief missions to Ralltiir.

    While evacuating several operatives, an injured Rebel Soldier told Leia of a top secret project being conducted by the Empire.

    Viceroy Organa, an Alliance supporter, approached the brash Lord. Tion was smitten with Leia and he boasted to Organa that he was indeed involved in the top secret project for the Empire: The Death Star. Unknowingly he had revealed the location of the research facility on Danuta to the Alliance.

    With this information, Mon Mothma turned to former Imperial officer Kyle Katarn, to infiltrate and steal the plans for this Death Star. The mission known as Operation: Skyhook was about to be compromised when Darth Vader became aware of Katarn?s spy network.

    Katarn was the only one known to have escaped Danuta, rendezvoused with the Tantive IV near Toprawa and transmitted the plans Princess Leia?s councilor ship. But Vader tracked Katarn?s movements and intercepted the Tantive IV near Tatooine.

    While Katarn eluded Imperial Forces, Leia was captured and it was reported to Bail Organa that her ship was destroyed in an meteor shower.

    After the destruction of the first Death Star over the Fourth Moon of Yavin, Darth Vader was assigned Lord Tion?s task force.

    Knowing that the Empire?s investigation would soon lead him into the hands of the dark Lord of the Sith, Crix Madine contacted Mon Mothma seeking Katarn?s help in defecting. It is more than likely that Crix Madine had covertly aided Katarn by giving him access to the Danuta research installation and was close to being detected.

    It is suggested that Crix Madine, while an Imperial Officer, was involved in the Candorian Plaque on Dentaal. He felt so bad at what he had done, and could not allow the empire to construct such a device of destruction, that he may have helped the Rebels to prevent any more deaths.

    He was to lead the team to Endor, may have even handpicked his men, but was asked to command one of the Mon Calamari Cruisers so he recruited Han Solo to take his place (General Madine?s scenes were filmed but ended up being cut out of the final cut).



    Crix Madine was the overall commander (like Patton). I don't know if Major Derlin is involved in this at all.

    There are currently fifteen identifiable members of the strike team, some of who are former Imperial officers:

    Colonel Cracken (Captain Pash Cracken and son of Airen Cracken, head of Alliance High Command?)is the Flight Commander for Madine?s Commandos. He flew with Lando aboard Gold Leader during the Death Star II attack.(If the two characters are the same, Cracken attended an Imperial Academy under false credentials, and convinced and entire TIE wing to defect. This is however highly unlikely considering the Stormtrooper?s cloned society).

    ?Endor Scout Trooper? is the un-named Mission Commander (?) who sported a white beard.

    Captain Yutani is the team?s weapons expert. He is a scout who once served under General Maximillian Veers but defected (probably with Madine).

    Lt. Page is the former Imperial officer who may have defected with Madine upon graduating from the military academy and who ?works closely with Cracken?. His father was a senator f
  8. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 11, 2001
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    I'll be using an original character, thank you very much.
  9. Veng_Commando Jedi Master

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    Oct 26, 2001
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    Can I post my Character's bio here, or somewhere else?
  10. ClintMiller Jedi Padawan

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    Oh, by all means, Fluke. I'd be interested in seeing what characters you come up with.

    I'm not always a big fan of Decipher myself.
    Hopefully this will help to boost the creativity of the group.

    I offer this information only as a tool.

    "You've just taken your first steps int a much larger world." - Ben Kenobi.
  11. ClintMiller Jedi Padawan

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    Dec 9, 2001
    To Darth Lothi and the team,

    Please don't trash the character you created. If you do then I've damaged the project by giving you this information. This is not my intent. I had hoped you could use this information in building your characters.

    If you can, use the information to build on to. I hope I have not hurt the creativity of this group. That was not my intent. I'm sorry.

    I will check in every once in a while to see how you are doing.

    Like Qu Rahn, I will be there to offer imput and suggestions, but will not try to presuade you from one action to another.

    Good luck,

    Clint.
  12. DarthIshtar Chosen One

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    My character's Alderaanian already, 23, field medic, auburn hair, green eyes.
  13. Idiots Array Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 3, 2000
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    Thanks, Clint. And good characters so far, everybody. I'm currently trying to get ahold of TSL again to get his input.

    Keep up the good work.
  14. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    Hey guys, sorry for my unexcused absence. It is really cool to see IA taking charge on so many things, and it is really even better to see so many hyped about this long overdue project. With your permission, I have a suggestion for a biography for a character I created. If you don't like it, scratch it, but I thought I would post it before I lost the file or something.

    Will post later. :)

    -TSL


    Name: Trey Kraven
    Rank: Sergeant
    Age: 30
    Species: Human
    Place of birth: Furar

    Trey Kraven, aka the Blustery Bombardier, began life on the industrial planet of Furar, known for its potential natural resources, including those of a rare chemical nature. It was only likely that in this environment that Trey Kraven most feel most at home. As a boy, he began mixing chemicals for his mother?s small garden. His knowledge was natural - he received no formal training. Trey?s raw talent for metallurgy and chemistry came naturally from the environment in which he lived. However, tales of grandiose exploits far beyond his rural planet had struck him, and he was bound and determined to explore the galaxy for adventure instead of following his calling as a brilliant chemist.

    As Trey ventured out into the harsh world of his upbringing, he found a job at a local spaceport, welding sheets of metal to grounded shuttles and ferries to make them space-worthy. When he earned enough money, he bought a ticket off-planet and decided to make his way for a local seat of government, the planet of Chandrilla. As the convoy in which he flew in inched closer to Chandrillan space, it came under attack by local authorities, demanding to impound the ships. It was by chance that Kraven ducked onto small escape pod, and it was by another chance that he was picked up just days later by a wandering Rebel Fleet.

    Only 26 years old, he quickly joined the Rebellion and joined in the shipboard activities, becoming a mechanic for wrecked shuttles and badly damaged vehicles. Because the Rebellion was in constant need of repair, Kraven never got away from his job. As the Hoth base established, Kraven was moved on planet and assigned a duty of servicing outdoor emplacements, a job at which he excelled. Despite the cold, his knowledge for thermal reactions and other such chemical know-how in such a cold environment made his job all that much easier. He got the job of teaching other troops the knowledge of adapting technology to the cold. Within a few months, Kraven had a small team of engineers specialized in mechanics and chemical and environmental specialization. His engineering teams, called Demo teams because of the work with highly reactive liquids and fuels otherwise known as ?demolitions?, were highly regarded but under constant pressure to maintain the finicky equipment of Echo Base under the harsh conditions.

    It was by pure luck Kraven and Demo Team 23 was assigned to Echo Base the day the Imperial attack came. Quickly adapting the situation again, and using the luck that never seemed to leave him, Kraven lead attack after attack on Imperial mechanized walkers, adapting his team?s equipment as bomb components. What is remembered of Kraven is his red faced visage running up to the fallen AT-AT walkers screaming and whistling, ready to burst with pent up energy. He continuously yelled, cursed, and teased the Imperial troops and crews, to the surprise of both the Echo troops and the Imperials. These bursts of nonsensical fervor earned him the respect of the General Reeiken?s ground troops, who all in turned gave him the nickname, the ?Blustery Bombardier?

    As the walkers steadily overtook Echo Base, Kraven set up charges with the last team of rebels, successfully destroying key comm centers and other databases, stalling the Imperial rush onto base and allowing the remaining Rebel Alliance personnel to escape. Kraven furthered his career after the battle by founding the enterprise by which the then Rebel Alliance could use simple G-33 proton grenades armed with left over residue components to make nasty ex
  15. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 11, 2001
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    Welcome back, TSL! I thought maybe you'd been trapped in the Winnebago. :D

    Anyway, that was an interesting bio. I'll try to get one up sometime soon.
  16. Mar17swgirl Chosen One

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  17. Mayo_Solo Jedi Master

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    Aug 9, 2001
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    Can I have an original character? I can usually write female better then male characters. Probably because I'm a gal. Plus that gives me enough leeway to get creative.
  18. Talon Squad Leader Former Manager

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    Go for it, Maya. The bio you post may be good for ideas for other authors on this project. :)

  19. Mayo_Solo Jedi Master

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    Aug 9, 2001
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    Otay I'll get to work onit.
  20. Veng_Commando Jedi Master

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    ACH! I missed somehting big didn't I? Should I make a bio? cause I can do that now... I do to many things at one time.
  21. Mayo_Solo Jedi Master

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    Aug 9, 2001
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    here it is

    Gwenevra Rondea
    Homeworld- Chandrilla
    strawberry blonde hair
    blue eyes
    height-5'3

    Has an irish accent.

    She joined the Rebellion shortly before the Death Star and Yavin. Her parents had been killed by the Empire and she was seeking revenge.

    After the empire found her whereabouts they posted a large bounty on her head.

    She is known for her ability to fix things in a hurry and also set things up and tak them down. She has perfect aim and can fly just about anything from a speeder bike to a speeder.

    She was chosen for this mission for those reasons.

    She was just proposed to and intends on marrying her soon to be husband as soon as th mission is over. He will be on board Admiral Ackbar's ship during thespace battle.
  22. Fluke_Groundwalker Jedi Youngling

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    Aug 11, 2001
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    Name: Egrek Zeta
    Homeworld: Borleais. Grew up on Kessel.
    Height: 5'11"
    Weight: 190 lbs.
    Hair Color: Blond with brown highlights
    Eye Color: Black (contacts)
    Race: Human
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Specialty: Sniper

    Bio: Growing up on the prison world of Kessel can make a man very tough. This is true in Egrek Zeta's case. He and his parents were wrongfully arrested for a crime they didn't commit. After 7 years in the spice mines of Kessel, and both of his parents' deaths, he returned home to Borleais, where he learned of the Rebellion. Quick to join, he excelled in long range rifel exercises. Joining a crack sniper team, he rose through the ranks to Lieutenant. After the Battle of Hoth, he began to train as a fighter pilot, also. Now, nearly a year later, he is part of a strike team going on a dangerous mission. A mission so important, it could mean the success or destruction of the Rebel Alliance.
  23. Idiots Array Jedi Grand Master

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    Jan 3, 2000
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    Great work everyone. Keep those characters coming. :D
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