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Discussion in 'Role Playing Resource' started by Bravo, Apr 5, 2011.
I hope you feel better Sith!
What are the thoughts so far regarding the Quick Reference thread?
Very, very useful, especially for a new player such as myself. Many thanks!
Thank you Jusik! Plenty more updates planned for it.
Everyone, don't forget your updated character sheets. Thanks!
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Okay, major update tonight in the Quick Reference thread. Almost completed the Kingdom of Jod history, culture, and military section. I completed their early history and military structure (but am still missing on the Kingdom's Navy's uniforms, which will be added next). The military structure gives you a detailed look at their military and how it works. I also need to add the new military soldiers that came with the King II-class Battleship introduction.
With all of that said, I erased the King's Army Soldier and Naval Guard found in the Kingdom of Jod's starships, vehicles, and vessels, since I gave them a much more in-depth look in the above referenced update.
Let me know how these updates help with the game's background you know this far please. The early history of the Kingdom of Jod help explain, to a extent, how they came about their Prophecies.
FYI, this update only took almost 5 hours.
Hey all, it seems several people are sick right now. I know Sith, Coffee, and myself are all sick. If there is a slow down in posting, this is why. I wish everyone gets better soon.
Tag Sith and Mitth!
Tag CPL, Sith, and Jusik!
I am hoping everyone is feeling better.
Updated the Quick Reference for the Kingdom of Jod (A Brief Look). Added:
Strategic Command Army
Intervention Handbook (edited the problems resulting from copying and pasting)
Sith, let me know if you want anything added, taken away, or edited with the Go Team. It is your creation. I took what you had posted so far from what I could remember, added in what I needed from the Kingdom of Jod, and got the result.
Well, this triple-barrel shotgun, carried by the Genii in Stargate Atlantis, is the weapon carried by the security element of the Go Team.
Edited the Go Team by request, Sith. I'll add that shotgun next.
Shotgun edited in.
Excellent job, Bravo, on the Go Team.
Now, I want to do a Deputy post...
Thank you Sith.
Interesting discussion starting to come about in The Game Group thread about game handbooks and the Rocketjock. Thoughts?
Okay-dokey, I started on Yav's updated CS yesterday, and have got to the last part, where I document his progress in the game. How much detail do you want? A paragraph for each mission, or just a single line, mixture of both, can I quote a bit of his post for that mission?
Also, starship. I have detailed the Tunare, his N-1 starfighter. Should I mention the Delinquent under that bit, or leave that till the bio?
Also, I gathered a couple pics for the DD stats, but there is one that is eluding me. From the Spy Who Loved Me James Bond film, which is the only physical location that I can think off to represent Deck Fourteen, which only exists to provide access to the ventral (topside) hull quad-lasers.
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I am starting to find that useful too, particularly the layout of the military.
Nice to visualise that the Joes, ahem, the Strategic Command Army, are the ones spying on the Captain Sard, Taab rendezvous.
Also, thanks to the Naval ranks structure, I see that I need to retcon my Naval Guard Corporal Loretta to Leading Crewman Loretta.
A mixature of both is fine. Quoting is always encouraged!
Save the N-1 for the bio, since that is character specific.
I'm glad to hear the reference thread is helping! Once I have time to flush out those "Joes," you won't be able to relate the two.
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Falcon and Coffee, great posts! Enjoying it!
Setting it up great for my next post. Get ready... (evil_laugh)
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Anyone else watching the Broncos / Ravens game?
I'll be able to get to posts / tags after the game, which is starting in 20 minutes.
Nope not watching, but doing laundry and got a Streets post up. The fact that you labled him as Havah in your post several times had me laughing.
Will work on the cs and Havah posts later
Not watching here, either. Spent my evening watching a disc of NCIS, Season 7. I'm a few seasons behind, and it is refreshing to catchup with new material that I have not seen before.
Also spotted the Havah mention, though I didn't realise it was an error at first, until I decided that someone must be Havah a laugh, and moved on.
*Settles on Rocketjocks' sofa with laptop, and calls up Yav's new CS...*
Forgot to show what Queen's Guardsmen look like. Edited it in the Quick Reference thread under Queen's Guardsmen.
pea-on? Are you after "peon"?
Opps. I lost nerd points. Shameful.
Yes, Sith, probably the other way.
mutated humanoid being, his skin had a fishy look and smell; his skin was pale, his teeth sharpened like razors, and his eyes, red in color, sucked into his skull.
Is it my imagination or did you watch I am Legend?
UPDATED CHARACTER SHEET
Merc callsign: "Safety" As in "Elf an' safety"
Age: Unknown. On his homeworld, beings mature by levels, not years. So, Level 27.
Affiliation: Secret Galactic Intelligence Service, Mercs, Naboo Security - Echo Flight
---Traits: Lives to perform rescues. Patient. Sympathetic. Excitable.
---Likes: An easy life, successful missions, supporting friends and colleagues, rescuing people, wearing armour, doing good
---Dislikes: Getting physically abused by Jod, I mean, I know there are some beings that would pay for that, but Yav doesn't play for that team. Accidentally Gating out of a danger situation.
---Habits: Those things that nun's wear...your point?
---Skin Color: Light olive-tan
---Hair Color: Very very dark-blue, almost black.
---Eye Color: No idea. Brown?
---Clothing: Tends to leave clothing behind in hard to reach places when he dies, so perenially short of clothing. Lost his gnomeskin suit and scout-trooper armour at Christophsis. At time of writing, he has a Jod "Go Team" vacsuit of blue fabric, and gold armour; plus one-piece Merc hand-me-down grey coveralls (x2).
---Other Attributes: Carries a flame beetle eye (re-agent for his fire spells), has a pair of Jade(?) earrings (some magic enhancing use), SGIS wrist-communicator
---Weapons: S-5 heavy blaster pistol
---Class: N-1 Naboo Space Superiority Fighter
---Hyperdrive Class: 1.0
---Weapon(s): Laser cannon (twin), energy torpedoes
---Sublight Speed: Yes
---Crew: 1 pilot, 1 astromech
---Max Cargo (kg): 65kg
---Interior Description: Its a starfighter. There's a seat. Room for his feet.
---Other Details: Now that I think about it, the original seat is bobbing about in the sea, back on Port Haven. Yav nicked the seat out of Captain Taller's Cloakshape Fighter.
Deputy the Astromech painted the hull black, with a garish, multi-coloured mouth round the lasers on the nose.
---Religion: Tunare, the Goddess of Light
---Religion: Tunare, the Goddess of Light
---Offensive Abilities: Direct Damage - fire, lightning; Area Effect - wind, tremor;
---Defenses: Skin spells, enhanced stamina / strength / speed buffs
---Other abilities: Major Healing, Gate (emergency teleport)
---Personal History: Surefall Paramedic on homeworld, in home dimension, visiting different environments across the planet, providing help and succor to fellow adventurers.
Came through a dimensional tear into SW universe with two colleagues during a failed rescue to the buried city of Erudin.
In this universe, served as a Medtech with the Galactic Republic security agency, SGIS, thirty years prior to The Phantom Menace (RPG - Star Wars...007 Series: On Her Majesty's Security Service)
Retired to settle on Naboo, where he ran an exotic weapons shop in Theed, and served as a volunteer pilot within Epsilon Flight of the Naboo Security Force.
In the early years of the Empire, was recalled to SGIS service as an Agent, in an attempt to save a jedi from bounty hunters.
Joined the Mercs as a pilot, and is currently in command of the captured Interdictor cruiser, Delicate Delinquent, with the task of training a crew, and gathering allies for an attack on Project Zero.
---Military History: Pilot in the Naboo Security Force.
Introduction and Patch Four
Yavscout's undercover arrival on the Merc's home base of Port Haven, was marred by a splashdown in the surf, and the irate mercenary population that forced him and fellow Merc recruit Lyra Cascada into a death match at a local arena, with the elf attempting to prevail against a humourless Noghri warrior, until the Johnny Boy, returning from an operation, literally dropped a rescue shuttle through the arena roof.
Strident Haze mission This was the elf's first big mission, and possibly the making of him. Joining three Merc Flights, Yavscout infiltrated the Imperial Nebulon-B escort frigate, Strident Haze, part of a convoy escorting the Battle of the Red Rock Kingdom painting.
When Darth Vader himself took an interest in the mission, every Merc found their lives placed in the most serious danger, and not all made it out alive.
Mission Impossible Finding himself stuck with the Mercs, with no method to contact SGIS, Yavscout managed to enveagle a visit to Commenor, where he hoped to find a commercial hypercomm to phone home.
Captain Taller gave the elf a secret mission to get a sensor cloak to conceal an area of the planet Watava, as a precursor to a Jod/Merc operation to extract a Red Rock artifact from some ancient ship wreck.
Offered a lift through Hutt Space by the Jod battleship, Sword of Justice, Yav enlisted their help to get the required tech from a scuttled Imperial interdictor cruiser, the Delicate Delinquent.
In the meantime, the Empire unexpectedly got to the Red Rock on Watava, took it for themselves, and glassed the planet.
Captain Taller, on learning from Captain Stakes of the empty Imperial capital ship sitting in space, and that he had a Merc onboard, saw the chance to rescue dozens of prisoners from an Imperial penal facility in deep space, and assigned Yavscout to take the ship over, and bring it to the Block, putting the elf and his allies into direct conflict with a platoon of Zero-Gee spacetroopers.
Command Promotion Despite the availability of countless experienced Jod officers, Yavscout was placed in command of the Delicate Delinquent with the task of getting her trained as a fighting ship within about a month, with a view to reconnecting with the remainder of the Guardian Reliance Fleet.
---Name: Delicate Delinquent
---Class: Immobiliser 418 interdictor heavy cruiser
---Hyperdrive Class: Class 2
---Weapon(s): 18 quad-laser emplacements
---Sublight Speed: Yes
---Crew: 120-200 personnel
---Traumatic Experiences: His amnesia with how he entered this dimension from his own, and what happened to his two fellow Norrathian natives, Yavinelf and Debgate.
Name: Fress Colias Alias Kasha Sherland
Merc call sign: Firecracker
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Affiliation: The Mercs, CorSec Intellgence, Former Commander, Jedi
---Traits: gentle can be tough when the situation calls for it, stubborn, and sometimes hard headed.
---Likes: flying, boxing, cooking, reading, listening to others
---Dislikes: corny music
---Habits: keeping to herself, willing to listen to others, knows how to keep a secret
---Skin Color: white
---Hair Color: blonde dyed red beginning to show blond roots
---Eye Color: sapphire blue, was wearing green contacts
---Clothing: pants, shirt, boots,
---Other Attributes: height five foot seven, athletic build.
---Other Details: has an emergency kit in her backpack
Water and extra food for missions
Weapons: 45 dlt-blaster, vibro blade, Lightsaber, blade color yellow
Starship (Starfighter only--)
---Class: Z-95 Head hunter (modified)
---Hyperdrive Class: 1.0
---Weapon(s): 2 laser cannons, two concussion missile launchers
---Shields: Forward/Rear Projecting XoLyyn Shields.
---Sublight Speed: 80 MLGT
---Crew: 1 pilot
---Max Cargo (kg): 95 kg
---Interior Description: basic controls, homing beacon tracker, transponder coder/decoder
---Other Details: hidden compartment for extra weapons
-- Visions, telekinesis, Force speed, telepathic limitations
--- Weakness healing
---Personal History: Fress Colias was born on Alderaan. An unknown Force user killed her parents and Master Windu saved her. With nowhere to go, the Jedi took her in and raised her. There she discovered her talent for love of flying and was chosen as Mace Windu’s padawan learner. She left the path of the Jedi when she fell in love. They got a transfer to Anakin Skywalker’s flagship where she served as a Commander in charge of Blue Squadron. Darin Cora served as a Lieutenant and Deuce.
---Military History: Served in the clone wars as a commander to a Flight of star fighters. Ground and undercover missions. Hand to hand combat.
---Served in CorSec Intelligence for ten years before joining the Mercs.
---Traumatic Experiences: Fress Colias was in love with Darin Cora on the front lines forcing her to leave her position as Mace Windu’s padawan learner. A year later she fell into a set trap set by Dooku in order to force her to call off the attack. Dooku killed her fiancé when Darin gave Fress verbal permission to allow Dooku to kill him refusing to be used as a bargaining chip. She unknowingly miscarried their child two weeks later.
Fress watched as the clone troopers cut down the Jedi in front of her. She was a friend with a few of them and it broke her heart to see this happen. Ahsoka Tano shoved her spare lightsaber into Fress’s hands with her dying breath warning her not to allow anyone to know she had it on her. Fress tried to refuse but Ahsoka insisted it would come in handy later on.
Palpatine declared Fress an immediate threat to the Imperials because she refused to join them. She went underground assuming an alias by the name of Kasha Sherland and faked her death.
One year after joining CorSec Intelligence, Fress was called on by Bail Organa to find Leia after a well-known slaver kidnaps Leia and attempts to sell her on the black market. Fress and her partner track Leia down in a slave market and to insure Leia’s safety Fress trades herself in Leia’s place.
Fress is sold before CorSec is able to send the money to buy her freedom. She attempts to free the collar off her neck but is zapped into unconscious. When she comes too, Hal and Rostek Horn have tracked her down but she finds out the person who bought her did the unthinkable to her while she was unconscious. They arrest the man and place him in prison.
Fress forces the man to sign over full custody to her. She gives birth to a son nine months later and gives him up for adoption in hopes he can be safe. Did not go through the legal system. Secretively kept in contact with the parents and received updates on how Brice is fairing.
When Brice turns ten their paths cross in a park and Brice is told everything about his background and heritage.
Until the day they were free from the Imperials, she could no longer assume her real name.
Since joining the mercs
During her first mission with the Mercs Fress encounters an unknown species while rescuing Rebels who went silent. A sergeant called Greenscout betrays them all to the Empire thinking it was a different government.
Despite Fress warning them it was a trap and would most likely end up in a body bag, they refused to listen to reason.
Fress manages to complete the mission by grabbing the data pad and her bag of weapons when a firefight breaks out between the Imperials and the rebel traitors.
She opens the bag and sees Ahsoka’s lightsaber sitting on top of the other weapons she brought with her. Taking a deep breath she takes the lightsaber out and uses to deflect blaster bolts and frees her fellow Mercs and Rebels who were unaware of the betrayal from their comrades.
After making the jump to light speed, they were intercepted by the Sword of Justice who turned out to be interested in the data pad as well. Knowing there was something on the data pad Fress hides it in a secret locked compartment only a Jedi could unlock.
During their examination in the medward she was forced by Jod Intelligence to reveal her real name when the captain enquired about it.
She asks the Captain not to allow her fellow Mercs to know the truth about her past. A Lieutenant ignored the request and called Fress by her name confusing her fellow Mercs. She discovered it didn’t matter about her past, that they would protect her the best they could. She knew it was just a matter of time before word reaches back to the Imperials.
After rejoining the Johnny Boy she discovered that Rex had given up her alias to Jod Intelligence in hopes of making contact with her. He brought Saber along knowing she would need him when they enquired X-wings.
Fress took charge of the project assembling half a dozen x-wings in three hours by forming different teams based on their skills and knowledge. Shortly after Taller realized the skills she possessed while flying and having leadership skills was eventually promoted to Flight Lieutenant and Deuce to Havah Jeth for training others in flight simulators.
After meeting Kasumi and agreeing to be her padawan learner and finishing what she started with Mace Windu just over twenty years ago. She slowly reopens herself to the Force and her training slowly comes flooding back but there is still much for her to learn under Kasumi’s guidance.
During an ambush by Imperials she takes over two flight as Jason Lasso nearly kills himself. Due to his reckless behaviour she threatened to skin him alive if Taller failed to do so for his actions.
Fress chases off half a dozen of TIE fighters aimed to destroy the Johnny Boy and sends a telepathic message to the lead fighter to tell Vader Hi Ani for her and if he turned back now she would let him live. She has no clue if he lived long enough to deliver the message or not.
During the mission to the Block to rescue prisoners, they were taken in before they had a chance to start the mission. Someone on the Johnny Boy is trickling information to Soal before about the mission. Their cover was blown before they started the mission. After killing the troopers and securing armor for walking around the station in, Jason and Kasumi disappear as she and Jeth run across two clone troopers who she recognized working with personally during the Clone Wars. Wolf and Cody help her and Jeth to secure the bridge.
After they completed the mission, Jason and Kasumi both disappeared. She sent out a distress signal to the Johnny Boy which caused the Corvette to be severally damaged by getting attacked. After the Imperials left the evacuated the prisoners off the ship and were called into a meeting where they learned Soal had their families located and threatened to kill them if the Mercs did not stand down. Some left and most of the Mercs stayed.
Fress hoped that the Imperials never got their hands on her only son Brice. If they did, all it would take was a simple blood test to connect her and Brice together. Her alias was in jeopardy of being blown wide open.
Streets came in and told Jeth he was going to be promoted to Wing Commander and she was being promoted to Squadron Leader. She knew it was a matter of time before she enquired a higher rank as soon as it became more permanent. She only joined the Mercs to be a pilot. She didn’t think Squadron Leader was in reach but things had changed quickly since she joined.
During a training session and confronting a Corellian Freighter, she begins to get suspicious that Jeth had fallen asleep behind the stick. She pipes in an annoying song and forces the droid to wake up Jeth. Shortly after they’re called to the Sword of Justice where she is placed in charge of the Free web defence as they make their way through the Northern stretch. Fress successfully leads the web with minimal loss when they’re being chased by the Gettysburg. They enter an ion storm finding themselves at the Planet of Exiles. They are currently exploring the complex to gain answers as to what happened to everyone.