The Kwymar Piracy Incidents Imperial HoloNet News Anti-Piracy Task Force to be Deployed to Kwymar [blockquote]Vendara System -- Regional Moff, Omar Ulysses officially requested yesterday that the Imperial Government in Coruscant provides additional military forces to the Kwymar Sector to combat the recent increase of piracy attacks. In the last six months, eighty-four vessels have been confirmed as hijacked by pirates, operating from remote bases in the Kwymar sector; with many crews killed and nearly eight hundred million Imperial credits of goods stolen. Regional transportation companies say the attacks have been occurring closer and closer to major spaceports and planets due to a lack of military presence in the area. Following the Clone Wars, the region has grown increasingly lawless and His Imperial Majesty, Supreme Emperor Palpatine has tasked the matter of bringing order to Moff Ulysses, following the removal of the former Moff Palos last month. The Moff had previously stated that additional military assets would be required to complete the task, before yesterday?s formal request. As of an hour ago, Moff Tarkin authorized the deployment of three new Victory-class Star Destroyers to the region. The mighty warships, equipped with the latest in sensor technology, and carry dozens of star fighters, will be used to seek out and eliminate the pirate threat and secure the region for the New Order.[/blockquote]Rochester Depot Deep Space outside of Telos System [blockquote]Out beyond the last planet of the Telos system, where the planetoids roam in the frozen darkness; a small scrapped together space station, with a Techno Union Hardcell as the core, drifted silently. Surrounded by various merchant vessels, moored to the station with energy chains, the base is the central hub for piracy in the region. The location is a guarded secret by the criminal factions that operate here and the crew?s inside are some of the most cutthroat in the region. The base is home to two main crews: those of the converted merchant vessel Stille Nacht; and the frigate Apoptygma, a former Trade Federation Munificent-class. The two crews are rivals, yet often work in conjunction to attack guarded convoys. When back at Rochester, however, bloody fights are known to erupt between the crew members. Several other crews frequented the region in their smaller vessels as well. Word of the impending Imperial deployment reached Rochester Depot just as the Stille Nacht returned from a raid on an Imperial supply convoy near Telos V. She returns with several hundred crates of Imperial military equipment and a few dozen prisoners to be ransomed.[/blockquote]Welcome to Kwymar Piracy Incidents. The premise of the game is to play the bad guys. While a few might choose to play the ?pirate with a heart of gold?, most the characters and interactions will be with the most ruthless sentients in the galaxy. To further the story, the enemy will be more bad guys (I.e., Imperial Forces). The rebel alliance is not a force in this game (or present as of yet), though some pirate might hold ideological hatred for the Imperials. The game is set just after the Clone Wars, so the vessels well known in the original trilogy are not in production. Most equipment and ships available will be surplus from the Clone Wars. The game will be centered around mostly social interaction, with combat and action sequences expected throughout. While this is not intended to be a PotC game in space, the nostalgia of 17th century piracy is welcome in characters. I will be driving the story, providing information to the crews about new targets; playing the Imperial forces as well as NPC pirate vessels to diversify the story. The players drive their character?s fate, however. If a target is posted, the captain (if a player) can choose to take it or not and the action of one crew member can decide the fate of the others. These are dangerous skies at the edge of the galaxy.