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  1. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    X-Wing: Spearhead


    -1 month after the Battle of Hoth-

    Rebel Alliance- Naval Fleet 1, Home One
    Location: Unknown

    ?But sir, with all do respect?this squadron?you want me to do the impossible.?

    ?Is that not something you are known for doing, Commander Nietzsche?? Admiral Ackbar, head of all Rebel Alliance Naval Operations kept a calm, yet stern, voice. ?You have accomplished the impossible many times over your celebrated career, and the Alliance needs you to do this now, more than ever.?

    ?I understand that Admiral?but you are asking me to form a Rogue Squadron out of the dregs?and with political appointments?and attitude issues?and bad equipment?it looks to me like you are setting us up to fail.? Thor's anger was boiling. It was all he could do to stop screaming.

    Another voice, this one rigid and stern, came into the fray. ?Thor, after Hoth, we are reeling. We need a new weapon?a political and military weapon. We need heroes. You are the most visible of Rebellion pilots, and you are the obvious choice for leading this soon to be celebrated squadron. You can be assured, we are giving you and your prospective squadron all we can afford to.? Newly promoted General Horton Salm fought back a smile. It seemed as though his plan would work after all. As soon as Antillies failed, he would be the only one left to command the new squadron?

    Thor frowned. ?Yes sir. I will do this to the best of my ability?but keep in mind, I don?t think it will work.?

    ?All we are asking is that you try, commander. It?s our only chance of winning this war. Thank you for your time.? Ackbar saluted, and watched the seasoned pilot turn smartly and leave his office. The next few days would be very important?


    To: Cadet
    From: Rebel Alliance Navy


    Dear Cadet, you have been chosen to fly in the Rebel Allaince?s newest, and hopefully best fighter squadron. You will be flying under the command of Cmdr. Thor Nietzsche. Your presence is required at Briefing Room 3, Home One, at 0800 tomorrow morning. May the Force be with you.


    Welcome all, to my newest game, inspired by the popular ?X-Wing? book series. You are going to be playing a pilot, new or old, asked to be a part of the newest squadron, one meant to be the new spearhead for the Alliance Navy, in the Galactic Civil War.

    Expectations are big?but resources are lacking. The weight of the Alliance has been placed on this new squadron's shoulders, and not many think they can bear it. There is nothing more needed for the struggling Rebel Alliance than a new squadron to spearhead this war against injustice.

    Can this group, that has everything going against them, come together to meet the unreasonably high expectations placed upon them? Can they come together and defeat the Empire and all of its warlords? Only time will tell?


    Game Play

    I will be playing Wedge Antilles, and other Alliance officials. Together, we will be given missions, go through training, live and grow together.

    Most play will be in three parts:

    Down Time: No mission. Just the squad hanging out, living together, and having a (hopefully) good time. This is where the drama and relationships are developed.

    Training: A mix of both Down Time and Missions, this will be time for going through sims, taking a little rest, and then going on more training exercises. An important part to forming a team.

    Mission: A lot of the time will be spent here. The squad will be given missions (some easy, some hard) and together will try to accomplish it. May include star fighting battles, ground battles, spy missions, or a mix of all three! The bonds and relationships (and the drama) developed in training and downtime do come into affect here? When in starfighter fights, you will be posting as your pilot. I?ll post what the opponent is doing. Sometimes it w/>/>/>
  2. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    GM- I've already gotten 2 responses! Bravo! I've decided that I'm going to be playing as an OC to run the squad, instead of Wedge. I'll post his sheet shortly. Thanks to all who have PMed me already...some great looking sheets!

    *GM Approved*:p

    Name: Thorbald (Thor) Nietzsche

    Age: 26

    Gender: Male

    Species: Human

    Appearance: Blue eyes, brown hair, solid build, 6'2", 220 lbs.

    Personality: Thor is casual and laid back, but serious when need be. Very analytical and intelligent, he doesn't have the best people skills, but is a nice guy

    Bad attributes (why they are an ?undesirable?): Thor was chosen to lead the new squadron because of his great leadership skills, as well as his great piloting skills...they think he is the only one who can do it

    Specialty (medic, sniper, slicer): Hand to hand combat, great pilot and strategist

    History: Thor was the ripe age of 16 when he joined the rebellion, and at the age of 27 has seen more than anybody his age should have. He was an orphan on the streets of Kaut, and had to fight for baisic survival. After witnesing many of the Empire's atrocities, Thor decided to catch a ride of planet and enlist with the Rebellion. His analytical thinking and great skill saw him get advanced often, and with merit. After participating in many battles, and working up a kill count to rival Wedge Antilles, Thor was chosen to lead Orange Squadron for 2 years, and under him the squadron flourished. Over the years he has built up quite the reputation...which is perhaps the reason he was chosen for this very challenging and important post.
  3. darth_nemisis Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 15, 2004
    star 6
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    Name: Josh Falen
    Age: 21
    Gender: Male
    Species: Human
    Appearance: About 5'6" tall. 150 pounds. Slim, but slightly built. Short, dark brown hair; brown eyes.
    Personality: Josh is very sarcastic, and loves to make people laugh. At times, he is laid back. At other times, he is pretty moody.
    Bad attributes: When he is moody, he can have a pretty bad temper. It has gotten him in trouble on numerous occasions.
    Specialty: Is good with computers
    History: Josh joined the Rebel Alliance because of his former friend, Hal Norton. They had been friends since they were five years old. The pair did everything together, and, when they were fifteen, made a pack to join the Rebel Alliance because their fathers had joined. The pair went to the same college to study technology, and when they graduated, they signed up for the Alliance. This is when they finally split up.

    Three months ago, the pair were invited to a large party on Coruscant. They went, and, after a few drinks, things got crazy. The once formal party had turned into a chaotic brawl. After twenty minutes of fighting, the Imperial City police forces finally arrived and broke up the fight. Josh, still being under the influence, continued to fight and killed five stormtroopers before fleeing. Using his knowledge from school, he sliced through different computer terminals, going through different buildings before ending up in a hanger. He sliced his way into one of the shuttles docked, and took off. Using his natural flying abilities given to him by his father, he escaped Coruscant and fled to a planet in the Outer Rim.

    He was forced to remain in hiding for a few months, delaying his sign up for the Alliance while Hal, on the other hand, did. It wasn't until a month later that Josh was able to sign up, just after the Battle of Hoth. It wasn't until he signed up for the Navy that he found out his best friend of fifteen years had died in the battle.

    Now, Josh is as determined as ever to, not only wipe his bad record clean, but to wipe the Empire clean off the face of the galaxy.
  4. Darth_Meerkat Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 4, 2006
    star 3
    GM APPROVED

    Name: Tharc Skirata
    Age: 22
    Gender: Male
    Species: Human (Mandalorian)
    Appearance: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Image:MandalorianKOTOR.jpg http://www.cinopsis.be/barbwire/images/barb7.jpg
    Personality: Tharc is very sadistic, and comes on as hard and uncaring to people he has either just met, doesn't like, or isn't happy with, which is usually everyone.
    Bad attributes: Willing to risk collateral damage to achieve goals, and will disobey, edit, or ignore orders when he sees an oppurtunity.
    Specialty: Sniper scout
    History: Tharc was decanted an unremarkable clone with a genetic defect near the end of the Clone Wars. The defect was an isolated DNA virus that had destroyed the age-accelerated genome. The cloners were able to kill the virus before it destroyed anything of importance. In a fluke, the virus had mutilated his DNA enough that the Kaminoans were unable to re-graft the genome. He was scheduled for termination, but was rescued by one of the Null ARCs, Kom'rk. Kom'rk had been on assignment, helping Kal Skirata look for data on the growth gene. Kom'rk was shocked to find a clone that had trace materials of a substance that negated the entire growth acceration gene. Kom'rk took him back to Kal's current base of operations. Kal knew that viral traces were what he and the Nulls had been looking for, but true to his nature, he didn't want to exploit Tharc. Tharc was raised as a traditional Mandalorian boy, and was taught useful "extras" by the Nulls. When he was around 13 years old, Tharc was told about the genome research Kal and the Nulls were doing, and agreed to help.

    After a few years of various tests, it was found that the Kaminoans did something right, and there were next to no traces of the virus left, except the gene keeping the age genome at a natural state, and the absence of the Kaminoan enhancements. Tharc, at that time, was itching to get out into the galaxy and explore. Kal set him up with a ship, and a few Mandalorian contacts. Tharc quickly earned a reputation among the Rebels and the Imperials as a deadeye in space and on land. To the Rebels, he was on par with the pilots of their elite squadrons, and any of their honors marksmen. To the Imperials, he was simply the end of a very accurate gun barrel.
  5. RogueAce7 Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Aug 29, 2004
    star 4
    GM Approved!


    Name: Wes Janson
    Age: 23
    Gender: Male
    Species: Human
    Appearance: 5'11, merry/youthful features, despite the hardships of war. Dark hair, blue eyes, strong, athletic build.
    Personality: Eternally a child at heart, Janson loves goofing off whenever there's a chance. Always fond of practical jokes, Wes pulls them anywhere possible, and loves to be a nag, especially to superior officers. In combat, however, Janson is a fierce pilot and an excellent pistol shot. Also, he's a skilled hand-to-hand fighter.
    Bad attributes (why they are an ?undesirable?): He can sometimes get a bit carried away with his schemes and pranks.
    Specialty (medic, sniper, slicer): Sharpshooter, hand-to-hand combat
    History: http://www.starwars.com/databank/character/wesjanson/index.html
  6. Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager

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    May 23, 2005
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    Name: Zerekiah Niklais
    Age: 26
    Gender: Male
    Species: Human
    Appearance: Pale, tall, thin man. Clad always in simple, yet businesslike attire. Messy brown hair, blue eyes. Wears glasses.
    Personality: Socially awkward. Bipolar disorder results in severe mood swings, though with treatment he is either emotionally detached, or very exuberant. Intelligent, and can absorb information easily. Silent and shy normally, when discussing his interests, Zerekiah will open up - it may take a while for him to close.
    Bad attributes (why they are an ?undesirable?): Emotional detatchment on past missions resuted in victory, but often at a heavy price. His pursuit of victory allowed nothing to stand in his way. Those who died died for the cause.
    Specialty (medic, sniper, slicer): Intel/Strategy
    History: Diagnosed with bipolar disorder as a child, young Zerekiah never had to cope with it, thanks to well-off parents. Happiness abounded until he began schooling, in which he was unable to connect with other beings. He became an introvert, sacrificing friendships for knowledge. A star student, he was recommended for the intel division of the Navy upon graduation. Minor, but troublesome issues with his personality culminated in the deaths of two pilots through his strategies. He was reassigned to Thor's squad.
  7. RogueAce7 Jedi Master

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    Aug 29, 2004
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    OOC:


    Okay, whatever, forget this post.


    My computer is going crazy, apparently.





    *Waves hand*

    Go on about your business.
  8. PRENNTACULAR VIP

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    Dec 21, 2005
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    GM- Okay, I've got two more sheets promised me, and I'd like to get one or two more after that before we start. Look for this game to be starting within the next couple of days. Great sheets thus far. And remeber, the more players, the more fun. Invite your friends!
  9. Nethrin Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 6, 2006
    star 2
    GM Approved

    Name: Minra Tekla
    Age: 23
    Gender: Female
    Species: Human (hapan)
    Appearance: http://img451.imageshack.us/img451/2078/willowbbp8.jpg
    Personality: She knows what she wants and goes for it. flirtasious at times. She is always thinking up a plan to get whatever she wants and she doent care who she kills to get it.
    Bad attributes (why they are an ?undesirable?): She was in an ground mission and saw an empty jewlry store. She was alone at the time and broke in and stole a necklace. She was eventualy found out.
    Specialty (medic, sniper, slicer): can work a computer to some degree. Is also skilled in undercover missions.
    History: Minra was born on the planet Hapes. Her family was able to sent her through pilot training. After finishing her training she joined the Hapan Navy. She was horrified by the actions of the Empire and the first chance she got she defected to the rebels.
  10. spacelady Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 16, 2003
    star 5
    GM Approved ;)

    Character Sheet

    Name: Ralla Terras
    Age: 28
    Gender: Female
    Species: Human
    Appearance: [image=http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c61/MilBrcrsan/CG_Girl_40_by_iDNAR.jpg]
    Personality: Quite serious at times, but there are a few, rare moments when she?ll crack a joke, she prefers to get things done by herself, but she?s willing to do anything. Has a nice side (that is a little hard to get to) when she finally opens up.
    Bad attributes: When in stressful situations she tends to act rash, and has a relatively bad temper
    Specialty: Sharp shooter, pilot, and medic
    History: Ralla Terras was born on Coruscant, to two loving parents, but was moved at age three to Alderaan in hopes to give their only child a good life, and where they could live in peace from the gangs that were springing up everywhere in Coruscant. There on Alderaan, Ralla excelled in all her schooling and decided at age eighteen that she wanted to become an X-Wing pilot to help the war against the Empire.

    At the age of nineteen, Ralla Terras had managed to enter a squadron and began her mission to help win over the war to the Rebellion. Things were going great until the squadron she was in, had a small fight with the Empire. She had accidentally shot down one of her teammates, because of her rash moves, and then was immediately kicked off for good. Returning back to her home planet, she had found that it was completely destroyed.

    Ralla was then compelled to head around the galaxy to look for work to somehow keep her alive and breathing. When she had landed on Coruscant, she ran into a smuggler who gave her a great deal: help him carry goods to all the destinations, and she could get a portion of the pay. She immediately took the job and worked with the smuggler for four years before she received a letter...from the Rebel Alliance.
  11. Beyd Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 9, 2005
    star 2
    GM APPROVED

    Name: Beyd Darklighter

    Age: 19

    Gender: Male

    Species: Human

    Appearance: Brown hair and blue eyes, very skinny.

    Personality: He is not very deep, but not very shallow, for that matter. He is complicated, you could say.

    Bad attributes: He has a very hot temper, which earned him his lifelong nickname, "Hotshot."

    Specialty: Sharpshooter and pilot

    History: Beyd has always been in the Rebellion like his third cousins Biggs and Gavin, ever since he was eleven years old when he set his first bomb. He grew up on Crouscant where he was a junior alien rights activist and guerrilla fighter on that capital planet until he was eighteen. Beyd then got offworld on a smuggled shuttle and joined the Rebel Alliance formally.

    OOC: Sorry if this is a little short. I'm not that imaginative if you can't tell.
  12. SephyCloneNo15 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 9, 2005
    star 5
    (insert witty way to say "GM-Approved" here)

    Name: RPT-03-H
    Age: 17
    Gender: Male programming
    Species: Droid
    Appearance: Humanoid body with many compartments (like those of an R2 unit), single red photoreceptor on a flexible 'neck'
    Personality: Believes himself to be superior to "organics" and most varieties of droids in almost every way.
    Bad attributes (why they are an ?undesirable?): For all intents and purposes, to the untrained observer, RPT-03-H is an Assassin Droid.
    Specialty: computer interfacing, excellent shot
    History: The VariConDroidCorp RPT series began as a prototype Droid Starfighter during the Clone Wars. It was never mass produced and too expensive purchase by the newly formed Empire. The Droids' immense memory banks were filled with recordings of some of the best pilots of the time in action. The original was touted as being "an Assassin Droid to the Vulture's Battle Droid. Deadly as a Droideka, but smart as an M-3P0 unit."

    As time went on and the RPT continued to be far too expensive to fill the starfighting ranks of either the Empire or small, independent militias and planetary defense forces, the idea was presented at a meeting of VCDC's board to replicate the RPT's programming, but as a pilot rather than the fighter itself. The RPT-H series is the product of that meeting.

    Not long after the creation of the RPT-H line, the Empire decided it wanted the RPT's, but VCDC's price was too high, and the Empire's offer far too low. The Empire opted to crush the small company, but not before its head inventor, Einri Grisnokal of Bespin and RPT-03-H were safely a part of the Rebel Alliance brokering a protection deal: RPT-03-H's services in exchange for keeping Grisnokal's head off Imperial platters.
  13. Jedi_Caesar Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2004
    star 4
    GM Approved

    The Character Sheet

    Name:Kith Xiese
    Age:22
    Gender:Male
    Species:Human
    Appearance:5'6'' tall,not fat but neither skinny.

    Personality:Humor is his way,tends to be sarcastic from time to time but mostly not.Loves flying(nuff said)
    Bad attributes (why they are an ?undesirable?): Most people see his sarcastic jokes as insulting but that is unavoidable.Sometimes he gets a bit overconfident of his skills which leads to being cocky,but will try to reduce that "ability" to as minimum as possible.

    Specialty (medic, sniper, slicer):Sniper

    History: Born on Correlia,came from an average family.Father died while some thugs robbed and beaten him.
    When he got 18 years old,he left home in search of adventures.He ended on Dantooine and got involved in illegal smuggling and "cargo stealing"(attackng supply ships).
    He was a pretty darn good pilot and kept getting better.One day he and the other smugglers/thiefs attacked an supply ship transporting medical supplies to a plagued planet.Stole everything and sold them for a nice sum of money.
    Two days later he heard about that planet's civilization, which died of plague.The talk was that the cure was stolen and thus no help could be provided for the inhabitants. He was devastated.He packed up,took all his money(which was a huge sum as he kept all money he got). Flew off the planet. He went to his mother, gave her some of the money to help her out.
    And then he headed for that planet to help in the restoration process. All of his money left was given to the restoration leaders and he stayed there to help further.
    2 months later he learned from his contacts(he had a lot of contacts which used to help him duering his smuggling days) that The Emperor payed some mercs to plague that planet by bombarding it with chemical weapons.
    ........and 2 days later the Rebel invitation
    arrived and the moment he saw it,he realized that was the best way to get back at the Empire...
  14. PRENNTACULAR VIP

    Member Since:
    Dec 21, 2005
    star 6
    GM- Alright. Some people have expressed desire to get this thing running, so I think that is what I'll do. I won't be around as much as I would like for the oppening day of a game, but we will make due. Great sheets thus far...Keep them coming! I am expecting two more sheets, and then S_L has yet to post his, so that's at least 3 more players. Yipee! Thanks a bunch, guys!


    Squadrons of painted starfighters and other obscure machines of war lined the X-Wing; a testament to both the flying skill and experience of the young pilot who owned the great fighter. At 26 standard years of age, Thor Nietzsche had seen more violence, more destruction, and more death than most men double his age should have. He had been all over the galaxy, fighting numerous beasts and machines, he had stared and shot down some of the fiercest imperial pilots in the galaxy, had sat as a guest at the table of various world leaders, and had played a gigantic role in forming and participating in an illegal and deadly rebellion against the most intimidating and deadly government to ever exist. Yet deep inside of friendly lines, within the heavily armored and pressure controlled walls of the Rebellion?s flagship (the Home One), Thor was sweating asteroids.

    Ahead, in a clean, fresh, well light briefing room, sat the 13 biggest challenges of his storied career. 12 young (and old) men and women sat leisurely awaiting his arrival. Some talking, some sitting stone faced, all labeled ?undesirable? or ?un-fit for service? for a variety of reasons. Thor had the task of turning them into the best fighting unit in the galaxy. And he had no time, no equipment, and seemingly no support to do so.

    ?Enough to make a drinking man out of me?, was the hushed hum that escaped his lips as he silently walked into the gleaming room. Unusually, the chit-chat continued, seemingly unabated by the presence of a superior officer. Welcome to the dregs he though to himself. Silently, radiating confidence, yet not in a ?stuck up? manner, Thor took his place at the podium in the front of the room, and waited for the chatter to die down. It took quite a while.

    Finally, one pilot seemed to notice him, and an awkward hush was soon to follow.

    ?Thank you.? The bearded commander said with a smile. ?And welcome to your new family. My name is Thor Nietzsche, and I am to be your squadron commander. You are all here because you have made mistakes, yet you have the potential to be great. The Rebellion is in need of Heroes, and you are their choice. This is your second chance. To be quite frank, not many people think we will succeed. We will be dealing with faulty equipment, and disrespecting superiors. I hope that we can prove them wrong. I hope that we cannot only succeed, but we can flourish. You all have one thing in common, and that is this: you all can become great. You all have the abilities and the skills to become the heroes the Rebellion needs you to be. Now is your chance to capitalize on those abilities and skills, and to do the things we dreamed of doing as little kids. First things first?we need a squadron name. I?m really not creative, so I leave this up to you. It is your squadron after all. Please, we don?t need to raise our hand or anything?we?re not in grade school?just shout out names you think would be fitting for our squadron, and our squad protocol droid will take them down?? Thor pointed to the black, humanoid robot.

    TAG: All

    OOC: Feel free to have your character interact with other ones, and then listen to the speech or whatever. I'll be up for a couple of hours more tonight, so I can return posts made tonight. Also, you can just have your character come up with whatever name you find fitting. Just make sure it is TOS appropriate./>
  15. ewok_jedi Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Nov 5, 2005
    star 6
    Prenn Approved

    Name: Izen Dagar
    Age: 20
    Gender: Male
    Species: Kel Dor
    Appearance: earthen orange skin, black breath mask, black goggles, dark blue and brown jumpsuit, no hair, numerous scars on his back, chest, and arms.
    Personality: Quiet, attentive, watchful, blunt
    Bad attributes: Impossing appearance, tendency to disobey orders, sometimes takes justice into his own hands
    Specialty: combat medic, communications
    History: Many questioned him about his past and few got anything, the scars he bore were all he needed to remember his past and gave him reason enough to keep it silent. He did not want or need any one's pity because of the past he had lived, what mattered to him now was the present nothing more and nothing less. Life would go on and he would keep fighting for as long as was needed to end the war spreading across the galaxy, he would do what he had to bring the war to an end one way or another. His skills as a pilot were fair enough but was not why he was assigned to his new post, it was his skills as a medic that gave him the opportunity facing him now and he would exploit the opportunity as much as he could.

    OOC: I should have a post up some time tomorrow
  16. Sith_Lords Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2004
    star 4
    Name: Ar'Jar Vena
    Call sign: Burn
    Age: 24
    Gender: Male
    Species: Human
    Appearance: Ar'Jar is usualy seen wearing a suit of dark blue Mandalorian battle armour, with an imprint of a large white hand across the chest. In his armour he stands 6'2" tall, and occasionally a glint of 1 red eye can be seen.

    In rare occasions where he is seen without his armour, he stands at 6', with long blonde hair, and handsome features. He is well built, with 2 blue eyes. At least he had 2 blue eyes before the accident. As well as a cybernetic eye, he also has a long scar running down the left side of his face. People say it makes him look more attractive, but Ar'Jar does not believe them. It reminds him of his failure.
    Personality: Before Hoth he was the life of the party, he never stopped boasting about various things he had pulled off, and rivalled Wes Janson for pranks, with a warped sense of humor. He is now little more than a shell, hiding inside his armour. He is silent, and cold. He likes to get things done without talking too much, and tries to drink away the memories of what he believes was his failure, Hoth.

    Bad attributes: He is suffering from Survivors guilt. How this will affect is performance is yet to be seen. He is also a very angry drunk, and has gained a short temper since Hoth, as well as a tendency of disobeying orders when the stop him getting the revenge he seeks.

    Specialty: Due to his training as a Bounty Hunter, he is an excellent Sharpshooter, and a good slicer.

    History: Ar'Jar was born on Nar Shadaa, but cannot remember his natural parents. They left him at an orphanage when he was but a child. Ar'Jar was adopted when he was 8 years old, and was taken to Ison to be raised.

    Ar'Jar believed that his man was his father, and was raised by him until he was 17 years old. Than his 'father' told him the truth, about the Empire's rise to power, and how his parents had been killed. They had been Jedi Knights, and were murdered by an unknown Emperor's hand. The Emperor's hand had no knowledge of Ar'Jar's birth.

    Ar'Jar understood the danger that he was in, as was his 'father'. As soon as he had been told he spoke to his father', who gave him a small amount of credits to start off a job with. Ar'Jar became a bounty hunter at the age of 18, however he only took on particular contracts, namely on those who worked for the Galactic Empire, and especially COMPNOR. The armour he wears was from one of his targets. He never leaves his armour, it is part of him. People began to know him as the Ghost. During his years as a bounty hunter he became renowned galaxy wide for his superior skills as a pilot.

    Ar'Jar lived that way for 3 years, before the destruction of Alderaan. His adopted 'Father' had been visiting Alderaan when it was destroyed. After this he deicided the time was right to take a more open stance of rebellion towards the Empire, and soon joined the Rebel Alliance, as a pilot, after the battle of Yavin. He quickly became friends with Lt. Jason Sears.

    During his time as a pilot he has fought many successful battles, along with Sears. They're success in battles, and resulting luck, lead them to be nicknamed Crash and Burn. Sears would always attack from the front, facing his enemy head on, he would get within 120 meters of the other craft before firing his lasers, to an observer it seemed he was simply crashing into them. Ar'Jar would always attack the enemy from the rear and from above, he would then move until he was nearly on top of them, and then add a burst of fire to his sub light engines, burning the enemy beneath him. They names 'Crash and Burn' became famous all over the alliance.

    Their luck however ran but at the battle of Hoth, where Ar'Jar was piloting a Snowspeeder, with Sears as his gunner, they were shot down by Imperial Forces, whilst defending the Rebel base against an AT-AT attack. Ar'Jar was lucky; he survived and was taken onto a Rebellion transport. He slipping into and out of consciousness during the eva
  17. Beyd Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 9, 2005
    star 2
    "What about the Tailkickers!" a voice rang out. Everyone turned to look at Beyd incredulously. "Hey, no one else was suggesting anything!" he exclaimed. "Alright, alright . . . How about the Rough Riders?"

    TAG: anyone in earshot
  18. Jedi_padawan_leigh Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 13, 2003
    star 4
    Approved

    Name: Kirranna (Kirri) Nos

    Age: 22

    Gender: Female

    Species: Twi'lek

    Appearance: Lilac skinned with two lekku headtails, the headtails have a tribal design tattooed in a light blue. Wide Ice blue eyes, average build, not super skinny but not overweight either, agile.

    Personality: Quiet when first getting to know her, doesn?t trust straight away May seem quite cold at times because of her past, but is fiercely protective of people she cares about and will open up with time. Dry sense of humor but also kind and willing to listen to people and their problems

    Bad attributes: Gets very angry about the empires prejudice about aliens, or anyone making a comment about her past as a slave or dancer (they better watch it ) gets frustrated when she has a problem fixing something and mutters curses )

    Specialty: Repairs, (ships, computers, equipment) can speak and understand a few languages, including basic, ryloth and huttese etc

    History: Kirri had been a slave, pretty much since birth. Her mother was taken from ryloth when pregnant with her by slavers and her father was killed trying to prevent it. She was taken to Nar shadda, where she served a local crime boss, Deran Varga, Who owned the swoop bike track. Kirri?s mother was treated terribly and forced to live in a tiny room off the crime lord?s estate. A few months later, she gave birth to a girl. But a difficult labour on top of the awful condition she was in proved too much and she fell ill, only to die a week later. Kirri was taken care of by the other slaves in the estate. As she grew, she helped the other slaves with their chores; she was also put to work helping repair swoops and landspeeders, as well as a few ships.

    Then she was chosen to be one of Derans entertainers and was trained in the art of seductive dance. It was brutal work and she was flogged if a wrong step was made. Forced to wear degrading outfits that left little to the imagination, she danced every few days to entertain Deran?s court. And waited on Deran?s every whim. She hated it so much. Then one day, she was repairing Derans personal swoop when she heard a commotion. Running to the source, she found Deran lying dead in the hallway, one of her fellow slaves holding the bloodied vibroblade that killed him.

    The slaves then fled and stowed away on a refugee freighter, Arriving on raltiir, a world that was aligned with the rebellion, the alliance sect there took her in and helped her. Wanting to give them something back, she enlisted as a mechanic and was also given training on how to fly the machines she maintains.
  19. Darth_Meerkat Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 4, 2006
    star 3
    IC: Tharc

    "What about the Tailkickers!" a voice rang out. Everyone turned to look at Beyd incredulously. "Hey, no one else was suggesting anything!" he exclaimed. "Alright, alright . . . How about the Rough Riders?"

    "Rough Riders? No offense, burc'ya*, but that sounds like a cavalry patrol's name. And Tailkickers is a little hard for me to manage...how else would I be known as a gun barrel if I didn't come in head on...makes 'em flinch.May I reccomend something...vague? Hide our talents, perhaps? Kov'nynir**, maybe?" Tharce raised an eyebrow, waiting for the man to respond.

    TAG: Beyd

    OOC: As Tharc is Mandalorian, he will occasionally speak Mando'a. For the benefit of those without Karen Traviss' guide, I will be providing translations after the TAG, in this case, after this message.
    *burc'ya: Mate, friend, can be used ironically
    **kov'nynir: head-butt

    Copyright KAREN TRAVISS for all Mando'a words.

  20. SephyCloneNo15 Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Apr 9, 2005
    star 5
    IC: RPT-03-H

    "Tailkickers, Rough Riders, Mando'a suggestions," RPT 'thought aloud' loudly. "If I may suggest, Captain, the 'Red Rancor Squadron'. Red, being the color of the squadron that destroyed the Death Star, should draw comparisons and potentially fear from ignorant organic Imperials. Rancors are widely regarded as a frightening creature among organics. Red Rancor Squadron is, therefore, by my judgement, a superior title to the other suggestions thus far."

    Tag: Red Rancor Squadron :p
  21. Sith_Lords Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2004
    star 4
  22. Nethrin Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Jun 6, 2006
    star 2
    IC: Minra Tekla

    Minra rolled her eyes as the other pilots spoke. She didn't like what was being thought up, It didnt seem to fit. With one hand she bushed her hair out of her face. She thought about why she was in this group and why the others seemed to be here.

    "What about the Tainted?" She said from where she was seated.

    TAG: Everyone
  23. Beyd Jedi Knight

    Member Since:
    Dec 9, 2005
    star 2
    Beyd glanced at the other flier and raised an eyebrow as he looked her over appraisingly, not bothering to hide his particular interest, before commenting finally on his original subject of curiosity in looking at her.

    "The Tainted? Uh-huh, yep that's a lot better than the Tailkicker or the Rough Riders or the whateverthe heck Mandalorian name or Red Rancors or something . . . Let's call ourselves uh . . . Something simple. Look at Rogue Squadron, simple name . . . Come on. We need a simple name like that. Superior Squadron, since we seem to think we're the best?

    Tag: anyone
  24. Sith_Lords Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 17, 2004
    star 4
    IC: Ar'Jar Vena

    Ar'Jar was listening to the various names being shouted out. "Red Rancor squadron? Sounds like something out of a bad holo drama. So do Tailkickers and Rough Riders sound like something an innocent child would create, one who has not seen action. Superior squadron, sounds stupid. We're meant to be the best squadron in the Alliance, yes but our name is supposed to put fear into the hearts of our enemies, not make them snigger. And Skirata," Ar'Jar turned to him. "Mando'a is a good language to curse in, but that is about it. Not enough people speak it to understand, burc'ya. The Tainted is a good suggestion, but doesn't sound right for a squadron name, sounds more like a call sign." Ar'Jar thought for a moment. "What about Chimera Squadron? The Chimera, for those of you which don't know, was once one of the most dangerous creature in the galaxy. It was hunted to extinction millenia ago, but the name still sends a shiver down peoples spines when they say it."

    TAG: All involved
  25. Jedi_padawan_leigh Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Feb 13, 2003
    star 4
    IC: Kirri Nos
    Briefing room

    Kirri shifted a little in her seat, listening to the speech the commander was giving. Her head-tails twitched a little as she glanced around at the other candidates in the room. She had been suprised when she had received the alliance notification. She had been fixing the underside of a battered y-wing when an astromech delivered the message to her. She was just a mechanic and general grease monkey. Yes she could fly pretty well but all mechanics needed knowledge of the ships they serviced. The speech ended with the commander asking for names for the squadron, and listened to the suggestions being thrown about. She noticed that one pilot, a tough looking human, was speaking mandalorian. She could understand a few words of mandalorian, she could understand quite a few languages, being a former slave required you knew what your masters "clientel" wished for, wether they spoke basic or huttesse or bothan. She shivered at this memory and unconciously pulled her worn navy jacket around her tighter. Pulling out of these thoughts she cleared her throat and spoke in good clear basic

    "How about...blade squadron? Effiecient and deadly"


    TAG: All
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