Title: The Blind Chart the Stars Author: Ewok Poet Genre: Romance, drama, political thriller, action/adventure Canonicity: New Canon with bits of Legends and fanon thrown in. Characters: See Dramatis Personae Timeframe: Starts about a year after the Battle of Endor, ends approx. ten years later. Rating: PG-13 Length: Epic Summary: A bunch of misfits are trying to find their place, their true calling and their true love in a Galaxy fresh out of the civil war. They're, in a way, the blind charting the stars. Updated: Tuesdays A/N: DO NOT LET THESE FIRST TWO POSTS SCARE YOU. This is the story I consider my opus magnus! But since it might come across as odd at first - feel free to challenge me on anything. It's a joint sequel of pretty much ALL of my stories, and a prequel to four shorts. It starts roughly a year after the end of The Black Star, which also means that it starts a couple of months after the Death Star II's destruction in the orbit of the Forest Moon of Endor. I started writing this in 2015 and refrained from starting to post it many, many times. But seriously, we only live once, so...how about RIGHT NOW? Giving credit, where credit is due... An immense thank you goes to people who supported me during the darkest year of my life and the dead-like state I was in for months - in the social thread, private messages, both; as well as elsewhere on the internet: Findswoman, Raissa Baiard, Kahara, divapilot, mavjade, Mistress_Renata, Cowgirl Jedi 1701, WarmNyota_SweetAyesha...if I forgot anybody, feel free to yell at me... ...and to those whose work inspires me beyond belief, such as whiskers, Kurisan, Onderon1, leiamoody, Pandora, Mira_Jade... It's, by no means, required to be familiar with all of my work to read this, but it could come in very handy. Here is the list of all the connected stories. BEFORE THE SAGA The Way I Want to Remember Her (short, complete) How Anaslinea-Hoc came to be. The town appears latter in the story. BEFORE THE SAGA / SAGA - PT Midday Darkness / The Light is Me, I Am The Light (epic, 75% done) Two different accounts of the life of Sacorrian artist, a Drall named Dyeke. Will become relevant. Will be done by the time anything in it could be spoilered - no worries. SAGA - PT Chancellor & I A toddler by the name of Anjie Mencuri meets a "champion". Just for funsies. (short, complete) In My Dreams A character who latter appears in the story listed after this one is introduced here. (short, complete) Letters Never Sent Dyeke's life in exile, under the name Lil, and his ultimate tragic end. Will become relevant. (epic, complete) E-book available. Quite a Handful Maris Inesedam Vorr deliberately cheats on her boyfriend, with somebody nicer than him. Will become relevant. (short multipost, complete) Radiophonic Heart Teenage Anjie Mencuri joins the wailer-group Steamy Wasaka Stew. Hazing occurs. (short, complete) Before the Fall An older and wiser Anjie Mencuri is telling the story of his wasted youth to a loved one. (short, complete) Not Just Talking Body The start of Anjie's long-term relationship with the artist named Madelle Griasmaa. (short, complete) SAGA - OT Death, Life and Other Goals Anjie pays a high price for his spice abuse. (short multipost, complete) Pets, of Course! Story happens at the same time as the one above it. Just for funsies, introduction to Code:Blue, who will - don't worry - reappear at some point. (short, complete) Doaba Ke'demii - The Diary of a Young Comradette Doria Vorr's diary written during her last school year at the First Agricultural Institute of Saccorata. (epic, complete) My Worst Student, the Young Comradette Vorr Doria's teacher, Kaya Malokio, shares her own side of the story. (short, complete) Snowed In The Ewoks of the Bright Tree Village deal with a supernatural entity threatening to destroy them. (epic, complete) E-book available. The Other Moon Four young Ewoks wind up in a village ruled by an Ewok sect. (epic, 60% complete) Will be done by the time anything in it could be spoilered - no worries. The Black Star Doria Vorr's life changes in a matter of days, and she gets up caught in many dangerous events, meeting new friends as she goes. (epic, ~50% complete) Spoilers for the most relevant things will be added at the end of this post. The rest will be kept a secret. E-book of the first part available. After the Climb Anjie is struggling to find inspiration when sober. (short, complete) Breadcrumbs in the Starfield Actually a chapter from this epic's first part, shush! (short, complete) A Stranger in Someone Else's Dream Happens at the same time as the story above it...or, well...[hl='black']never[/hl]. An outtake from this epic. (short, complete) Nolevorution, Of Course! Code:Blue reports a ridiculous event to the Sacorrian Triad. Has a tangent to this epic's second part. (short, complete) You See Me as a Bed of Nails An outtake from this epic. (poem, complete) About a Boy A feral wokling struggles with his life, until he's bought from the Yuzzums. A tie-in for an event near the epic's end. (short, complete) SAGA - ST A Rough Trade This story may or may not end up as an AU. Features principal OT characters and a ST character. Not a required read. (short multichapter, 50% complete) SAGA - PT and OT The Brightest of the Stars (When Teebo Met Latara) The prologue and the epilogue hint the ending of this epic. The rest is pure fluff. (short multichapter, complete) E-book available. OTHER HELPFUL LINKS TBA SO, WHAT IS THIS WHOLE UNIVERSE? As per @BookExogorth's request, I compiled...a thing. In the simplest possible terms: the universe, at its current state, spans the era from about one hundred years Before the saga until around the time of the Sequel Trilogy. It sticks to the Disney Canon events, but borrows some characters and planets from Legends. I firmly believe that all planets will be Canon at some point, not sure about the characters. Apart from the latest story in the timeline, which may end up as an AU, this is not an AU. The central character of this universe is, technically, a Drall named Dyeke, who also went by some other names later in life. He was born on the totalitarian/authoritarian planet of Sacorria (known as Tendra Risant's homeworld in Legends) and, eventually, he became a famous artist. Sadly, he was caught up in power games between various clans, castes and individuals. He eventually dies, but it's up to you to find out how, where and what has he achieved and whom he met in the meantime. Everything that happens after Dyeke is gone happens BECAUSE of Dyeke. He is the Forrest Gump of this universe. He did briefly meet and see some canon characters, but what he mostly did was connecting the "unconnectables". And this can lead to trouble for...pretty much everybody involved. The key "layers" and "players": - Anything related to the Sacorrian Human family where, eventually, a female named Doria Vorr is born in 15BBY to the engineer Elesandre Vorr and museologist/archaeologist Maris Inesedam Vorr. Maris' side of family is closely related to the R'vanye, through an old friendship from the university days in the previous generation. - Anything related to the Sacorrian Drall family of R'vanye, heads of the epominous clan - Duchess Branna, her niece Gredda (Elesandre Vorr's supervisor at work) and her young nephew, Ebe. The rivalry between R'vanye and Pelayn clans, where a notable member, Roula of Pelayn, is one of the main villains in this universe, is given a lot of importance to. - Another Sacorrian character, a limmie player turned politician named Joak Bluestar Shykrill Glisse, nicknamed Code:Blue appears in a couple of stories, mostly as comic relief. He's known for his viral "baby burp" goal celebration. - Anything related to the Naboo/Hapan musician and occasional visual artist Anjie Mencuri, who was mostly raised on Corellia. Anjie joined a wailer-group named Steamy Wasaka Stew (sws) as their quetarra player, backing vocalist and composer at the age of 18 and got caught up in the business of art and fame with his much older wailer-mates Antonio Nokaarbe, Con "Wompy" Brochet and Dandelion "Dale" Pavan. Eventually, he breaks, leaves the group and descends into drug addiction. - Anything related to the Nubian pronk wailer-group Deeply Religions: their spunky Human front-being and quetarra player Charon San Valorum, level-headed and melancolic Duros bassoonist Anra Renek and the absolutely kriffin-poodoo-mad Ortolan drummer Koobalt "Master Koobs" Nubes. The group is known for their anti-Empire statements. Charon may appear silly, but...but.. - Anything that happens in/to/around Anaslinea-Hoc, a small seaside town in the Ka'zaan Gulf, on the Corellian Sector's eco-planet Vagran. The townspeople have gone through destruction of their former town Anaslinea on Jumus and disease once they arrived to Vagran. Around the time of the PT, the central characters from this town important to the universe are the Caraway-Kaeni family, descendants of the town founder Ravyd Caraway, and an archaeologist and sentientologist named Taide Lambrin. - Wait, and why are the Ewoks stories listed here? Aren't most Ewok characters canon and their cartoon series and graphic novel Legends-canon? Yup. You'll see! What do I read first? While I compiled an order-thingy-of-sorts, I strongly recommend that you stick to this story, as all of the above will give you some background to it, and since it's the one that ties all the loose ends. And it will be the best one, by far. The Ewoks story Snowed In can be read without spoiling absolutely anything else. It's available as an e-book, too. Its sequel, The Other Moon, at this point does not spoil anything, either. Letters Never Sent and Doaba Ke'demii - The Diary of a Young Comradette are better off reading before Midday Darkness / The Light is Me, I Am The Light and The Black Star. The latter is the oldest of these in terms of when I started it, but this order is more logical. Most of the shorts can be read on their own. What would you NOT recommend at first? About a Boy, The Brightest of the Stars (When Teebo Met Latara) and A Rough Trade. Two out of three won awards, all three were nominated for awards, but they might spoil your experience. Breadcrumbs in the Starfield, because it's a chapter of this fic. Is there violence? Yes. Lots of it: The Other Moon Some of it: Snowed In Little of it: The Black Star, Letters Never Sent + a couple of disturbing scenes in Death, Life and Other Goals and About a Boy. This one may feature it later, but nothing of the extent seen in The Other Moon. Is there sex? Yes. Stories containing sex (as per TOS) are: Midday Darkness / The Light is Me, I Am The Light Letters Never Sent Not Just Talking Body The Other Moon A Stranger in Someone Else's Dream This one, duh. Is there alien/alien sex? Yes. Stories containing alien sex (as per TOS) are: Midday Darkness / The Light is Me, I Am The Light Letters Never Sent The Other Moon This one, duh. Is there an interspecies relationship or interspecies sex? Not at this point in time. May happen, may not happen. Is there Human/alien relationship or Human/alien sex? No and there won't be such a thing. Is there a LGBTQ relationship? Not at this point in time. And, for the end... SPOILERS FOR THE BLACK STAR - TRIED TO KEEP IT AS VAGUE AS POSSIBLE Spoiler One character is presumed to have perished. Everybody else makes it, but some are punished for their deeds. Charon San Valorum proposes to his girlfriend, Deeina Ferry and she proposes a dare - to invite somebody he can't stomach to their wedding. Antonio Nokaarbe is deported from Sacorria and reunited with his wailer-mates. In the meantime, Sassvar Graba, the Zabrak quetarra player quits. Antonio manages to locate Anjie Mencuri, who brought the wailer-group fame on a Galactic level, who now lives with his father in Keren, Naboo. Deeply Religious' bassoon player and drummer, Anra Renek and Koobalt "Master Koobs" Nubes, are yet to be released from the Dorthus Tal prison, but they're treated fair. One well-liked character from Doria's diary reappears for a smaller role. The second part contains military action and I'll need some help with it (Mistress_Renata, pwetty pwease, 'elp me out when the time comes ). Some of Keycube characters will appear in supporting roles, per his permission - because I liked them, a lot. The third part is comical, yet scary at the same time and the story ends with characters looking at what we see at the end of Return of the Jedi. Mungo Baobab and his wife, Auren Yomm Baobab escort the protagonists to Roon in the Abrion sector, which has been a free territory since about 15 BBY. And yeah, I like some Legends with my canon. Why do they do this? Well, Maris Inesedam Vorr killed a Stormtrooper in The Black Star and...yeah. Naboo has been liberated, as it's one of the first planets that was according to the New Canon, but many other planets haven't...yet.