Play-by-Post: d20 Saga Edition: New Republic AU

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  1. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    The setting isn't a radical departure from established continuity, just me being :-B enough to say "this is how I think things should've gone," especially in light of what we (and everyone in-universe) now knows post-PT, plus screwing with things a little bit to make things more interesting for the players :p

    Interested players please PM me. I'll also be glad to give anyone who lacks a copy of the rulebook a quick primer on Saga Edition, although my primer assumes some familiarity with the d20 system either by way of D&D 3.0, 3.5, or d20 Modern.

    The State of the Galaxy

    It has been 5 years since the destruction of the Emperor and Darth Vader aboard the 2nd Death Star, and the galaxy is still in a state of recovery. The most effective way to look at the state of the galaxy is by considering it?s various factions.

    The Rebel Alliance: In the aftermath of the Emperor?s death at Endor, the Alliance to Restore the Republic became known as the Alliance of Free Planets. One month after the battle, Mon Mothma formally issued the ?Declaration of a New Republic? on public HoloNet channels. Alternately referred to (depending on who you ask) as the Alliance, the New Republic, or the Rebellion, they initially headquartered at Endor, but later relocated to Mon Calamari.

    The Declaration was signed by Mon Mothma, Borsk Fey?lya, and Admiral Ackbar, as well as officials from Duro, Kashyyyk, Sullust, and Elom. Under the New Republic?s first charter, these individuals comprised the Alliance Provisional Council, and Mon Mothma was elected Chief Councilor.

    Militarily weak in the aftermath of Endor & the Emperor Reborn Crisis, the Alliance has been re-building & improving their military might. They?ve also been utilizing diplomatic initiatives, and simply allowing the Empire to tear itself apart. They have not been without military victories however, most notably Admiral Ackbar?s victory over Grand Admiral Syn at Kashyyk.

    The Empire: The Empire is in a steady decline following the deaths of Palpatine, Lord Vader, and Grand Admirals Declann & Teshik at Endor. Beginning with Admiral Harssk abandoning the fleet during the battle, there are several ?mini-Empires? as much at war with each other as with the New Republic. The rulers of such fiefdoms are referred to collectively as ?warlords.? Other notable warlords include Moff Thorne, ?High Admiral? Teradoc, ?Superior General? Delvardus, and Admirals Zsinj & Drommel. Grand Admiral Zaarin was reported killed shortly after the Battle of Hoth in a failed coup, but sketchy intelligence has recently placed him in the Outer Rim territories experimenting with Clone War-era battle droid technology.

    The greatest of the ?mini-Empires? is a cabal of military officials, espionage experts, corporate conglomerates and Force-users known as the Pentastar Alignment, led by Grand Moff Ardus Kaine. Also throwing in their lot with Grand Moff Kaine are Grand Admiral Grant, Grand Inquisitor Tremayne, and by proxy the vast majority of the Imperial Inquisitors.

    In addition to various Imperial officials claiming territories for their own, some, like Moff Tavira and the Star Destroyer Invidious, simply resorted to piracy. Others strengthened ties to the criminal element, ties kept hidden for fear of the Emperor?s wrath.

    The most powerful single faction is the Empire ?proper,? which is to say that part of the Empire which still obeys commands out of Imperial Center. In the aftermath of the Emperor Reborn Crisis, Imperial forces have been slowly falling back and consolidating power in the Core Worlds & Coruscant. The recognized ruler of the Empire is Ysanne ?Iceheart? Isard, former Head of Intelligence. Elected by the Council of Moffs (referred to derisively by the New Republic as the ?Mofference?) as Steward of the Empire after a series of bitter internecine quarrels and eliminating her chief rival, Grand Vizier Sate Pestage, the election to Steward is seen as a stopgap measure until a ?true Emperor? can be crowned. As Stewa
  2. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    Looks like I have 2 or 3 openings still...
  3. Bandorak Jedi Padawan

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    I would be interested in joining, but I am quite new to the play by post method of gaming.
    Please contact me via e-mail or forum: Email is bandorak@yahoo.com
  4. whiskers Force Ghost

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    Sounds interesting. What are the game mechanics involved; as in starting levels, Jedi PCs?

    And... I don't have the Saga Edition rulebook, would it be possible to have someone create a character for me?
  5. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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  6. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    i might be in on this, i need to juggle a couple of things around, and i'll try and get a character together.

    First level right? I take it no limitations on character class?
  7. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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  8. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    What's happening here Merk? Need more players? I could probably join this if you needed me.

    E_S
  9. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    Looks like I have 4 players. If you wanna join, you're more than welcome. Sorry I've been slacking here, I've been distracted lately with the flame wars going on at WotC's message boards because of D&D 4th Ed. :-B :p
  10. Jedi_Matt Force Ghost

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    cool, I very roughly put together a Jedi character the other day, so when I get some spare time I'll put it together and PM you :)
  11. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    STAR WARS - THE HIDDEN THREAT

    Hope has been restored to the galaxy. The Jedi Knights, guardians of peace and justice in the galaxy, have risen from the ashes under the leadership of Luke Skywalker and Princess Leia.

    Without the leadership of the vile Darth Sidious, the Empire is slowly crumbling, while the GALACTIC REPUBLIC once again works to bring democracy and freedom to the galaxy.

    Even so, there are those who long for a return to the tyranny of the Empire...



    PAN DOWN starfield, to a battle in progress between the Imperial Mark-II Star Destroyer Adamant, and a Republic taskforce consisting of the Corellian corvettes Valiant and Vigilant, and the frigate Intrepid. Each commander is deploying their forces to considerable effect. The corvettes and A-Wings keep the Imperial fighters & bombers at bay, while X-Wing & B-Wing fighters, along with the Intrepid's turbolasers, devastate the Imperial warship. Meanwhile, the Adamant, with her larger guns, launch barrage after whithering barrage of cannon fire on the Republic craft.

    Soon enough, the Vigilant succumbs to the Star Destroyer's fusillade, blossoming into a ball of fiery gasses. Without the support of the corvette's laser cannons, TIE fighters & bombers begin to overwhelm the Republic capital ships & interceptors with sheer numbers. Even so, the Republic craft succeed in launching another fierce volley upon the Adamant.

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    OOC: I'll be introducing the characters one-by-one. Jello and Koohii, you can guess where you are ;)
  12. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Lahsur Fah'dur gulps and checks his equipment, waiting for orders.
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    Fons Dignitatem

    The older man stood at the viewports of his craft, surveying the course of the battle.
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    Captain Dinesh picked himself up from the floor of the Intrepid's bridge just in time to see another salvo from the Star Destroyer send the Valiant to join the Vigilant in fiery oblivion.

    DINESH: Damage report!

    LT. OONAN: Shields are down, our landing bay is venting into space, long range sensors & communications are down, and...that last TIE bomber run took out our hyperdrive. Orders, sir?

    The Zabrak captain and his Twi'lek first officer lock eyes for a long moment. The pause is broken as the ship is rocked by another explosion.

    DINESH: Re-route all remaining power to the engines & forward batteries. Target the Star Destroyer's main reactor and prepare for ramming speed. That should draw the attention of those TIE fighters. Signal all of our surviving fighters to break off and make the jump to hyperspace. They'll need to broadcast what happened here, assuming they get clear of this mess! Give the order for all non-essential personnel to abandon ship!

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    OOC: Koohii, in case you handn't guessed, Lahsur is part of the security personnel aboard the Intrepid. Jello, I'll get to Fons and the Adamant shortly.
  15. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    Updates forthcoming. I've been a bit under the weather, of late [face_sick]
  16. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Lahsur waits for his own clearance to board an escape pod while directing others to the nearest available and making sure pods don't leave before they are fully occupied. "I feel like a ride operator and a pleasure park, only terrified." He gulps and shoves an engineer to the next seat.
    "Wonder what the droids are supposed to do? Wait for the ship to blow up?"
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    Lahsur: Another security officer scoffs at your comment.
    OFFICER: Funny guy! Will somebody get the comedian to his own pod?

    CUT TO Exterior shot of the Intrepid. Several escape pods blast off. Some are lost in the sheer crossfire between the Alliance cruiser and the Adamant, while others are taken out by TIE fighters.

    CUT TO the bridge of the Adamant. The bridge is a flurry of activity as the ship attempts to fend off this latest threat. In contrast, her commanding and executive officers are icily calm.

    CAPTAIN STYLES: Direct all fighter craft to intesify fire on the cruiser's engines, for the good it'll do. Blasted rebels!

    COMMANDER BROM: Aye sir. Terrorists and anarchists, all. Little more than well-funded pirates, if you ask me!

    CAPTAIN STYLES: Yes well, they're anarchists who look to be able to take down this particular Imperial warship. Give the evacuation order, Commander. And see to it personally that our guest is safely off the ship.

    The junior officer acknowledges, and turns to depart. However, he notices that Captain Styles is still standing rigidly at the viewport, arms clasped behind him.

    BROM: Captain?

    STYLES: It's an ancient tradition, Brom; one that I wouldn't expect you to recall or understand. But when the time comes, that tradition calls for a captain to go down with his ship. You have your orders, Commander.
  18. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Lahsur takes the hint and runs to his escape pod, then waits until it is full before hitting the launch button.
    (Are these 1-person pods, or can they hold more?)
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    OOC: Your pod can hold more people, if you wish to hold on for a bit longer...
  20. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    Lahsur will wait for others to fill the pod rather than hogging it to himself.
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    Lahsur: you hear a claxon indicating to abandon ship immediately. Currently, you don't see anyone else in need of an escape craft.
  22. Koohii Jedi Grand Master

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    "Oh well, I guess I can put my feet up."
    If there is a droid nearby, Lahsur will order it into the pod for a maintenance check, or on whatever other specious pretext he can find (no reason for them to have to be blown up if they aren't needed on the ship). Otherwise, Lahsur will close the hatch, count down from five dramatically while strapping in, then slap the release button.
  23. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper and Rumor Naysayer

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    Fons:
    You door chime rings, and it's Commander Brom with an escort of two stormtroopers. He greets you with what might be a sneer.

    "Mr. Dignitatum, the Captain has given orders to abandon ship, and I'm under orders to see you safely off the Adamant. You will follow me."
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    CUT TO exterior shot of the battle between the Adamant and the Intrepid. Several escape pods launch from the Star Destoyer just before the Republic cruiser impacts, but most are destroyed in the conflagration.

    The remaining pods streak towards the nearby planet that was the scene of the battle, crash-landing on the verdant world.

    SCREEN WIPE to deep space and the freighter Meteoric Rise flown by Jedi Knight Gavin Darksun and his apprentice Soleria Jett. The Meteoric Rise is receiving a distress call:

    (static-filled holoimage)
    "...tain Kaven Styles...royer Adamant...heavy fire by Rebel All...rships in the Yaniroth system....ordered crew to abandon ship...equest evacuation....or crew..."
  25. Corporate_Jedi Jedi Master

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    Shrouded in the hood of her grey-green cloak, a young woman's face turns towards the elder Jedi.

    SOLERIA: "Master, should I pass this transmission to Yavin before we lose the signal?"
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