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Welcome to Dark Empire Quest #5: We Need to Standardize the Naming Convention Edition

Previously: Captain Alana Tyrna of the Imperial Navy became a minor war hero after fighting off a Rebel fleet in the Battle of Perma, and Palpatine was overseeing the expansion of his navy and laid the ground work for his next phase of galactic conquest: a bold campaign of expansion in the Core to solidify his foothold and provide the Empire access to territories further to the South.

In this session, we will continue to follow the Reborn Emperor Palpatine as he rules what Empire he has while coveting the rest that will soon be his. The Dark Side of the force grows stronger, more restless as force energies are bent to the will of the Emperor and others, soon, the Sith will be great once more.
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I'll be starting a bit early per special request. (Not everyone lives on Galactic Standard Time apparently) so I'll still be at work, and the topics we'll be dealing with are quite major decisions. Consequently, my posts may be delayed, up to 30 mins in the case of my commute. Please be patient at first!

Important links:

Archive
>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=Dark+Empire

Pastebin for Dumps (Added Jeslax'raum Reforms!)
>https://pastebin.com/u/Timekiller21

Twitter I use to announced game times
>https://twitter.com/DarkEmpireQuest

This is the map system I use for planning
>http://www.swgalaxymap.com/

And this is a gold mine resource for Star wars info, take with a grain of salt since this universe follows its own continuity.
>http://starwars.wikia.com/

Full disclaimer: Canon in my game, Legends or otherwise, is totally fucked. I grabbed parts I liked, smashed em around, and discarded parts I didn't. Cause some is cool and fits, and some ain't and doesn't. Some balances well, (multiple rival warlord factions, renegade dark siders etc) and some doesn't (Fucking Sun Crusher, Galaxy Gun, etc) So if you are major continuity nerd . . . my god, I'm so sorry for the sins I've committed against the EU today.
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Mara Jade strode though one the Imperial Palace's many underground passages with the confidence of one who is in familiar territory. This particular passage way was lacking some of the opulent splendor of the higher levels. It looked somehow lumpier, less well contoured. Of course, Mara knew this was because the deeper passages were heavily reinforced against external threats. Everything from speeder bombings to turbolaser bombardment was accounted for. May found the lower halls uncomfortable, claustrophobic and foreboding, but Mara found them comfortingly familiar.

To her, it seemed like only yesterday that she was passing stealthily through these halls, spying on senators invited to the palace, ensuring their loyalties lay in the right place. Now, she had graduated into the next tier, on the cusp of fulfilling her ambition to replace Darth Vader as the Emperor's apprentice.

It was only the thought of replacing Vader that kept her motivated through the many trials the Emperor placed in front of her, the endless hours spent with the Shadow Mages on Byss, learning to sculpt life to her will. The instruction from Palpatine himself in the nature of anger and how to control it. Mara had started her career as an extension of the Emperor's will, his Hand for doing his bidding throughout the empire and beyond. Now, just out of her grasp was power. Real power. The power to shape the galaxy into something more. To put it in order.

Peace is a lie, thought Mara, there is only passion. It was true, she felt no peace. She had thought peace lay in the approval of the Emperor, which accounted for some of the only times she has felt at ease. Now she realized this was a lie. The comfort she'd felt from a "job well done" was merely relief that she no longer had to shoulder the burden of responsibility for the galaxy.

The Emperor had shown her the foolishness of this belief. The threats against order and justice never ceased. It would take a similarly tireless leader to ensure law prevailed.

It is your task to learn what you can from me he had said, your very survival may depend on it. The galaxy needs a strong, capable leader one who can hope to compliment my power and rule by my side. Mara knew she was the one, she felt it within herself, and within the force.
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"I must admit I'm surprised you would return to this place so willingly," a voice said from ahead, "After the reception I gave you last time."

Isard.

Mara fixed the Director with a withering gaze, her blood boiling at the thought of her imprisonment and torture at Isard's hands in the wake of the Emperor's death. "I can't blame you for what you did," Mara replied with a shrug, "Not all of us had the Emperor's favor in those days. So few knew of my existence. Actions based on ignorance sometimes have to be forgiven."

Isard scowled, "Not all of us exist to be the Emperor's personal pet."

"Be careful Iceheart," Mara replied, using the nickname many applied to the callous and cruel woman, "This, 'pet' has fangs. A day will come when you make another mistake and your support from the Emperor will run out. And I've gotta be honest, with all of your bumbling, it's a miracle you even held onto Imperial Center as long as you did."

"Is that so?" Isard crossed her arms, "You think you bend the Emperor's ear? From where I'm standing you're just a pretty face with a lightsaber playing at being a Jedi."

"Sith," Mara snarled in reply.

Isard shrugged, "If the Emperor held you in such regard, he would have made you his Executor. Sedriss ran his affairs during his death you know. A highly esteemed role."

"Sedriss is a goon," Mara replied. "He's a laser-brained, muscle-head who has more testosterone than sense."

"And yet Palpatine trusted him with the empire," Isard said. "So what does that say about you?"

Mara knew she could snap Isard's neck without so much as moving a muscle, crush her windpipe until her breath stopped, or even squeeze her beating heart until it trembled and failed.

"You could kill me right now, couldn't you?" Isard asked, reading Mara's expression. "Hmm . . . I wonder why you don't, then." A devilish smile spread across her lips, "Could it be you're afraid of displeasing your master?" her tone was mocking. "It seems you're not as sure of your position as you thought. The Emperor doesn't want a partner. He wants another monster on a leash." With that, Isard turned her back on Mara and walked, with hardly a look back. "Don't forget you're just as replaceable as Vader."

Mara narrowed her gaze on the Director's retreating form, hating her and yet, knowing there was a kernel of truth to what she said. She had to wonder though if Isard was aware she was just as replaceable.
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There is much work to be done yet. The Jeslax'raum Reforms have been completed in name only. To date, you have precious few force-wielders at your disposal. Sedriss and the six other Dark Jedi that formerly made up your Dark Side Elite have been made into the Blackguard under Sedriss. Additionally, your mages of Byss have been reorganized into the Shadow Mages, though an Archmage has yet to be selected. Lastly, you have but a small handful of Dark Side Adepts dispersed through the Dark Empire undertaking various small tasks, such as the Shadow Droid Development Program.

In the heyday of your empire, you had hundreds of Dark Siders at your disposal, from Emperor's Hands to the Prophets of the Dark Side. After your resurrection, a loyal few under Sedriss returned, leaving the rest dead, or scattered through the galaxy. To some, like Sedriss, your return was obvious, a given. To others, they may still harbor some doubt or fear of your power. It seems a safe bet that those who did not return are either unable or unwilling, either out of willful disobedience or skepticism.

You have it within your power to change that. Just as you called Mara, you can use the power of the Dark Side to announce your return to force users across the galaxy and beckon them to return to you. Of course, all those who answer the call will supply much needed Dark Jedi to your ranks. However, Dark Siders are infamously poor at cooperation. In the years you've been gone, it seems likely they've established their own orders or become servants for others. If you attempt to recall them to Coruscant, it's likely among the faithful some of the most ambitious, and dangerous Dark Siders would return, they would expect to be rewarded, likely with power and authority within your empire and wouldn't be content to merely serve you. It would provide you many more established options for your Hierarchy, but also would give many more rivals for your power.

While drawing them all together just to murder them and eliminate a source of competition seems like a good idea in theory, the fact of the matter is you simply aren't strong enough to fight an army of force users at once, and your apprentice isn't up for the task either. Attempting to draw them in individually would result in great mistrust and likely result in many no-shows. Not to mention many of the Dark Siders you are dealing with specialize in prophecy and prediction, it may be unwise to plot against them so boldly.


>Call a Convocation of the Dark Side (Beckon your all former adepts to all return to you)
>Only our most loyal disciples will be called (Will results in MANY fewer returns)
>If they have not yet returned to us, they are not worth the effort. When the time comes that we do meet, they will join us or die. (Find new Dark Side Adepts within)
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>>1430551
>Only our most loyal disciples will be called
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>>1430565
These may have disciples of their own, and a sort of command structure may be created from it
They can also be of help finding new dark side adepts
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>>1430551
>>Call a Convocation of the Dark Side (Beckon your all former adepts to all return to you)
I am sure with a few nice speeches, and a nice stew of propaganda, we can get most everyone on board. Besides, the position we are putting them in don't hold enormous power
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>>1430551
>Only our most loyal disciples will be called (Will results in MANY fewer returns)
We have enough problems externally at the moment, let's not create new ones internally.
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>>1430551
>Only our most loyal disciples will be called (Will results in MANY fewer returns)
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Finally back home
>Only our most loyal disciples will be called (Will results in MANY fewer returns)
>Writing
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>>1430681
Dammit dark empire is running?! Can't join you guys....good luck
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>>1430715
Follow the twitter, brah and you can be kept abreast of these things :D
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You put out a call with the force, reaching out to those most loyal, whom you could trust almost implicitly. You feel echoes through the force as they reach back. You have confirmed your identity in their eyes and they will be coming back to you.

In time, they have returned, just over a dozen of them, small in number, but among your most loyal followers. Over the following days, they find their way to Byss where you have called a Convocation of the Dark Side. Perhaps not as grand as you had considered, but every Dark Sider under your banner is present and eager for your every word. Your numbers are only boosted in a minor way, perhaps several dozen all told now, but with this fresh influx of experienced Dark Siders, the overall power of your Order has increased greatly.

At some point, a more permanent solution to your numbers problem will have to be found, but for the time being, you must fill the leadership roles of your Dark Side Hierarchy in accordance with your reforms, starting with the Blackguard, the combat arm of your Order. Previously, Executor Sedriss is the de facto leader, as the former head of the Dark Side Elite and with the absence of more powerful force users. Though now he may have some competition. Who will lead these fanatic warriors?

>Sedriss
He has been by your side since the beginning, the first person to greet you in your Reborn body. Sedriss held your Deep Core territories using any means needed. All of this, and he has never once complained about his station or asked for reward, for he considers serving the Emperor to be its own reward. Sedriss is a skilled fighter and a fervent believer in your cause.

>Vess Kogo
Newly returned to your banner, Vess had previously served you as an Emperor's Hand, though he was always more of a war-hammer to Mara's dagger. What Vess lacks in subtlety he makes up for with brutal force. Unlike Sedriss, he has interests outside of the Empire, namely a violent obsession with eradicating the Rebellion and the chaos it represents.
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>>1430743
>>Sedriss
>He has been by your side since the beginning, the first person to greet you in your Reborn body. Sedriss held your Deep Core territories using any means needed. All of this, and he has never once complained about his station or asked for reward, for he considers serving the Emperor to be its own reward. Sedriss is a skilled fighter and a fervent believer in your cause.

Vess will be in charge of our Shock Troopers
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>>1430743
>Sedriss
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>Our boy Sedriss
>Writing
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>>1430749
Sounds good.
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Sedriss quite simply excels in his current role and cannot be replaced. Vess is a powerful asset, however and should not go to waste. You ear mark him as a potential candidate to develop and run the Shocktrooper program you've been considering.

With the leader of the Blackguard decided, you turn to the next group in your Hierarchy, the oldest, and perhaps most feared. The Inquisitorious. Previously tasked with hunting down and killing or turning the last of the Jedi, the Inquisitorious ceased to be relevant just around the destruction of the First Death Star since at the time it was assumed (foolishly) that the Jedi were no longer a threat to your Empire.

The Inquisitorious will surely serve a large part in your coming struggles to produce more Dark Side Adepts, so it is important to choose a skilled leader for the role.


>Antinis Tremayne
A former Jedi padawan turned High Inquisitor before your death, Tremayne was a former pupil of Darth Vader. He is an expert swordsmen, though prideful and frequently obsessive regarding his work, sometimes to the point of distraction. You are aware that to some degree, his swordsmanship has been developed to compensate for a fairly weak grasp of the force.

>Vende Amenge
The child of nobles on Byss, Vende was discovered to be a force sensitive at a young age. He has served as one of your Dark Side Adepts since just before your rebirth. Vende is a prideful arrogant, and aggressive young man who prides himself on knowledge of Sith language and artifacts. He has proven a capable follower and has powerful connections within the Imperial Bureaucracy.
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>>1430821
Vende amenge
we want a dude who can teach more adepts and maybe rediscoverr the mad skills the ancient stih had. We dont need another fighty dude yet.
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>>1430821
>>Antinis Tremayne
>A former Jedi padawan turned High Inquisitor before your death, Tremayne was a former pupil of Darth Vader. He is an expert swordsmen, though prideful and frequently obsessive regarding his work, sometimes to the point of distraction. You are aware that to some degree, his swordsmanship has been developed to compensate for a fairly weak grasp of the force.

He knows how the Jedi work and can easily kill off padawans
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Alexas texas drops duce and starts to fill in the rest. laying there all sexy like and gets a turbolaser blast blocked by a wookie. Then han solo gets a shot off and then flys into the shaft however crashes unlike the black.
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>>1430821
>Antinis Tremayne
A former Jedi padawan turned High Inquisitor before your death, Tremayne was a former pupil of Darth Vader. He is an expert swordsmen, though prideful and frequently obsessive regarding his work, sometimes to the point of distraction. You are aware that to some degree, his swordsmanship has been developed to compensate for a fairly weak grasp of the force.
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>>1430821
>Vende Amenge
>The child of nobles on Byss, Vende was discovered to be a force sensitive at a young age. He has served as one of your Dark Side Adepts since just before your rebirth. Vende is a prideful arrogant, and aggressive young man who prides himself on knowledge of Sith language and artifacts. He has proven a capable follower and has powerful connections within the Imperial Bureaucracy.
We need a thoughtful leader here, one who is strong with the Force.
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Well it's all tied up. A few minutes allowance for a tie breaker before the dark side chooses
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>>1430821
>>Vende Amenge
>>The child of nobles on Byss, Vende was discovered to be a force sensitive at a young age. He has served as one of your Dark Side Adepts since just before your rebirth. Vende is a prideful arrogant, and aggressive young man who prides himself on knowledge of Sith language and artifacts. He has proven a capable follower and has powerful connections within the Imperial Bureaucracy.

I am worried someone with ties to Vader and a weak force grasp may be more easily manipulated by Luke. That being said, Alexas could be good for an anti-Jedi task force or special training in light saber fighting for our most promising cadets.

Vendor has strong force skills and more importantly connections that can help us pick out some of the strongest adepts and sensitives from the core worlds, so I pick him.
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>Vende Amenge
>Writing
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Tremayne had his time, a new generation of Dark Siders is needed, and Vende shows some ambition and reverence for the ancient traditions. He may be on the cocky side, and young, but it will just give him even more incentive to fill the roll better, knowing the eyes of his peers are on him. Some eyes with more malice than others. As Vende rises to his feet after being appointed, you feel the seething rage and jealously pouring from Tremayne nearby.

He will simply have to settle for remaining a High Inquisitor as Vende Amenge rises to the rank of Grand Inquisitor.

On Byss, your Shadow Mages practice ancient Sith Alchemy, warping life to fill their needs, creating deadly beasts and strange monsters. More practically, they conduct experiments to create harder armors, stronger metals, and more powerful weapons through the Dark Side. The Shadow Mages are strictly non-combative, being used for things like prophecy and research. This is a role that had previously been filled partially by the Prophets of the Dark Side, but after your death and rebirth, the Prophets seem to have gone into hiding or been wiped out, certainly none of them responded to your calls.

Who best to serve as Archmage?

>Sly Moore
A shadowy and enigmatic figure, Sly Moore is one of your oldest supporters, going back even to your days as a Naboo Senator. Sly Moore has a special interest in the powers the Dark Side has to offer, holding a fascination with the pursuit of your former master, the creation and manipulation of life itself. You know it has long been her plan to create and breed more powerful force wielders. She is not particularly strong in the force, but wields considerable political power and is loyal to you unto death.

>Balan Faress
Another non-human, Balan is a Gotal Dark Side Adept turned Shadow Mage when he exhibited little ability in the art of combat, but had a special knack for twisting life. It still brings a smile to your face to recall the Gundarks he had crafted into Sithspawn nightmares. The way those Rebel prisoners had screamed when you lowered them headfirst into their tank . . . In any case, Balan is quiet, brooding, and frequently ill-liked by his fellow Dark Siders, but he has a certain spark of creative genius you admire.
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>>1430984
>Sly Moore
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>>1430984
>Sly moore
not gonna pick the non human who is likely to get murdered by his underlings over the person whose been loyal since just about day one
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>>1430984
>Sly Moore
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>>1430984
>>Sly Moore
>A shadowy and enigmatic figure, Sly Moore is one of your oldest supporters, going back even to your days as a Naboo Senator. Sly Moore has a special interest in the powers the Dark Side has to offer, holding a fascination with the pursuit of your former master, the creation and manipulation of life itself. You know it has long been her plan to create and breed more powerful force wielders. She is not particularly strong in the force, but wields considerable political power and is loyal to you unto death.

I Still want Balan to help with projects though
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>>1431002
>I Still want Balan to help with projects though
Those not chose still enter the field they belong to.

>Sly Moore
>writing
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>>1431002
>>1430996
>>1430995
>>1430991
Hey guys should we make Balan try to create some Terentatek?
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>>1431026
Lure some jedi to a planet and drop these on there?
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Of course, dear, loyal Sly Moore. She will fit perfectly. While not the most skilled of your mages, she is perhaps the best leader among them. Faress will simply have to make do with designing foul beasts of war. After you appoint Moore and she rises, you catch her eye for a moment and catch a glimmer of . . . Something. The woman would never betray you but, she is cooking some kind of scheme it seems, what it could be is beyond your fathoming, her reasoning was frequently obscure. You don't have time to worry about it .

The newest branch remains to be decided. The Komissari, a Dark Side group dedicated to monitoring your navy, exists in idea only for the moment, but you will need a capable leader to keep them in check. For this role, you were forced to do a bit of digging to come up with your candidates, but opted to select two Dark Siders who had previous experience working with your Navy.

>Gwellib Ap-Llewff
A non-human former Jedi from the Agricorps, Ap-Llewff had an unremarkable career as an Inquisitor after being turned to your cause, and served you on Byss where he had a similarly lackluster career as a Byss Mage. He became attached to the Shadow Droid Project where he was responsible for field deployment of the weapons. He led a three-cruiser squadron under escort from a fleet commanded by, now war hero Alana Tyrna. Ap-Llewf proved himself a calm and capable leader, always listening rather than speaking when possible and reporting everything he saw and heard to you.

>Brakiss
A young human, Brakiss served briefly as an Inquisitor before the Inquisition ended, there he served you in various capacities as a Dark Side Adept. Brakiss served under Ap-Llewff, but gained your attention by being an outspoken critic of the Navy, citing their poor reliability, and their lack of connection to the Dark Side. Where Ap-Llewff is quiet and withdrawn, Brakiss is fiery and direct. He also has had training for subterfuge and knows how spies think.
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>>1431051
With some Tuk'ata to. And yes isn't look trying to train jedi? Also ithink it would be wonderfull to feed the dark siders may or may not oppose against us.
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>>1431068
This is actually a really hard choice. Does Gwellib also criticize the navy in the same way brakiss does?
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>>1431068
>Brakiss
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>>1431070
Ap-Llewff, in contrast, had positive things to say about the loyalty of most of its officers. He recommended a few needed to be reeducated about the role of the Dark Side in the Empire, but most were obedient and dedicated.

His positive remarks about Captain Tyrna's performance helped to offset Admiral Zahn's negative ones after the Battle of Coruscant, and ensured she was not reprimanded or punished.
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>>1431068
>she rises, you catch her eye for a moment and catch a glimmer of . . . Something
She wants the D.
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>>1431068
>>Gwellib Ap-Llewff

While he is a non-human, his quiet acumen is perfect in the role he is in. All he needs to do is collect information.
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>>1431080
>the Palpatine
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>>1431068
>Gwellib Ap-Llewff

He may be a alien,but so was Thrawn, we need to solidify the empire so some officers will have to swallow such a sour pill.
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>>1431098
Also they are fucking imperial if they can't keep it professional they aren't worthy of being in their post. If they don't like of their emperor choice theycan come personnaly to Coruscant and tell it to our face.
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>>1431086
Na she will create the most powerfull sith mixing her dna with ours creating a clone army of force-sensitives.
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>>1431114
hot
I still think we should be looking at Isard desu
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>>1431117
Don't worry anon, she will come looking for us. Sith are naturaly attracted to power.
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>>1431068
>Brakiss
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>>1431131
Well we do need to have a son to carry on the lineage, so it should be someone capable atleast
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>>1431068
>Gwellib Ap-Llewff
When it comes to ensuring loyalty, a quiet hand and a whisper are far more effective than aggressive bomb throwing.
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>Ap-Llewff
>Writing
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>>1431158
Frankly, Brackis might work as a hand. Or Maris Brood I suppose. Never learned what happened to her after Force Unleashed and she already fell once.
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With the Convocation completed, your inner cabal stands together with you. At your side, Mara Jade, your apprentice-to-be, Sedriss, [b]Darkest Knight[/b] of your Blackguard, Vende Amenge, your [b]Grand Inquisitor[/b], Sly Moore, your [b]Archmage[/b], and Ap-Llewff the [b]Emperor's Eye[/b]. These individuals will be instrumental in shaping the future of your Empire. If they can survive their subordinates, of course.

With the Cabal chosen, you are pulled back to more mundane things.

A minor detail has been brought to your attention regarding the warship [i]Blood Oath[/i], the first of your new Star Destroyers assembled at Kuat. [i]Blood Oath[/i] Is the latest breed of the Imperial II-Class, visibly different from other Star Destroyers of the same class only by the red flashes and trim that mark it as a prestigious command.

There had been some debate over this ship's new commander, as such assignments are frequently quite prestigious. Normally, decisions like this are left to your vast bureaucracy and military organization, however this particular ship assignment has devolved from scandal. On Kuat, two of your flag officers have died, killed by one another in an honor duel fighting for the right to command the ship. This news has been leaked in the Empire, revealing that the ship manufacturer, Kuat Drive Yards, and the Kuati noble families had conspired to award the ship to one of their own when a scuffle broke out between siblings over the right to command, ultimately ending in the deaths of two young men.

Now, the fate of the ship is left to you two, bestowing it as you see fit.


>Blood Oath will be reserved for use by my Apprentice as her personal flagship
>Blood Oath should be offered to our latest war her, Captain Tyrna
>It is a ship like any other, assign the next officer in line and leave it be
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>>1431173
Is Mara ready, or is this ship reserved for when she is ready?
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>>1431173
>Blood Oath should be offered to our latest war her, Captain Tyrna
Make it a grand show as well, Showing that going above and beyond is respected and all that public support jazz.


Our Apprentice will get a Super Star Destroyer when we start pumping them out again.
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>>1431179
Reserved for when she's ready.
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>>1431185
And what type of ship is this?
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>>1431173
>Blood Oath will be reserved for use by my Apprentice as her personal flagship
She deserves a flagship
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>>1431188
Imperial II-Class Star Destroyer. Basically a regular old Star Destroyer, but this one has a fancy paint job and prestigious connotations

See the picture above.
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>>1431173

>Blood Oath will be reserved for use by my Apprentice as her personal flagship

Giving it to us would put too much pressure onto us while we are still fairly new to space combat
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>>1431185
>Blood Oath will be reserved for use by my Apprentice as her personal flagship

But only when she's ready.

I know Vader had a Super-Star Destroyer but even him started with just one Normal Imperial Star destroyer
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>>1431198
We could use it as a sign of those who go above and beyond as recognized and not just another gear in the wheel.
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>>1431209
Sets a bad precedent though.

As the Emperor we should be above these decisions, except in exceptional circumstances.
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>>1431209
And TK will probably award us at the pace he seems fit. We'll go back to our old post, get a few ships added, and move up through the ranks.
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>>1431173
>>Blood Oath will be reserved for use by my Apprentice as her personal flagship

Give Alana something else, maybe the next one in line or under Mara's direct command as captain of the star destroyer
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>>1431173
>Blood Oath should be offered to our latest war her, Captain Tyrna
Mara gets an SSD, like Vader.
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I don't know if Mara has such a great knowledge of space warfare.
>yfw she needs a officer to help her out with strategy
>yfw that officer is Alana
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>>1431173
>>Blood Oath should be offered to our latest war her, Captain Tyrna
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>>1431143
>Well we do need to have a son to carry on the lineage, so it should be someone capable atleast
Why would an immortal being need a son?
Also, Isard is a whore and I'm pretty sure that Sly Moore is past childbearing age, Attack of the Clones was 35 years ago after all.
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>>1431173
>Blood Oath should be offered to our latest war her, Captain Tyrna
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>>1431173
>>Blood Oath will be reserved for use by my Apprentice as her personal flagship
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>>1431232
We have clones anon she can easily grab a little of our blood or hair and mix our dna with hers and create a strong sith.
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Mara as Fleet admiral, Alana as ship Captain. Do it TK.
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>>1431173
>Blood Oath will be reserved for use by my Apprentice as her personal flagship
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>>1431241
Oh yeah, true.

Speaking of force users with great potential, who controls Korriban, TK? Can we sense a powerful force user being taught by the weakest and most cucked ancient Sith?

Also, what's up with Yavin IV? Is it the Jedi Praxeum yet? Is Exar Kun still chilling there on his Massassi spirits?
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>Apprentice barely has it
>Writing
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Star destroyers are cool and all but those fuckers are way too difficult to manoveur, at least the cruisers have a descent speed.
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>>1431245
>who controls Korriban, TK?
Not 100% clear at the moment, it's either Zsinj, New Republic, or more likely, a neutral abandoned world
>an we sense a powerful force user being taught by the weakest and most cucked ancient Sith?
Lol, no. You have bigger fish to fry

>what's up with Yavin IV? Is it the Jedi Praxeum yet? Is Exar Kun still chilling there on his Massassi spirits?
Unknown. Git Gud and find out.
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>>1431246
Who's our most powerful adept? Mara, Sedriss, or Kogo?

Because Sedriss does have battlemind stacked on top of Palpatine's passive Battle Meditation.
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>>1431249
You don't need to maneuver when your guns cover every possible angle :^)
t. IJN
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>>1431245
>most cucked ancient Sith?

Nah man that Freedon Nadd. So we would be feeling it comming from Yavin.
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>>1431252
>You have bigger fish to fry

Fucking Skywalkers man...
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The Blood Oath is too vital of a command to be handed out to a one-time victor like this Captain Tyrna. Perhaps she could serve as an honorary captain under Jade, or get awarded her own special command if she proves herself further at some future point . . .

In any case, it will go to your apprentice. Mara will need the means to travel the galaxy and enforce your will. Just as Vader had [i]Devastator[/i], Mara will have [i]Blood Oath[/i]. Once Mara proves her worth, and once resources allow, you plan to supply her with a more formidable command, but for now, a simple Imperial II-Class will do.


With your campaign to the galactic south, Director of Imperial Intelligence, Yssane Isard made mention of stalling Thrawn's activity with a diplomatic outreach to him. Such actions are merely intended to stall a potential confrontation with him, but perhaps they could prove fruitful. As the most capable of your former Grand Admirals he would make a powerful ally. Of course, Thrawn, being military-minded, may not be the best man to contact in this case. Grand Moff Ardus Kaine may prove a more prudent first contact, being the apparent political leader of Thrawn's Empire. The necessary arrangements have been made for a holonet transmission to either individual.


>We will contact Thrawn at once
>We will contact Kaine instead
>Such diplomatic overtures are a waste of time
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>>1431260
Freedon Nadd is more cucked than Xoxaan? At least he did things that went down in history, and influenced the Great Sith War.

Also Kun destroyed Nadd's spirit some four millenia ago.
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>>1431255
i don't understand what your spoiler means
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>>1431272
>We will contact Thrawn at once.

Thrawn knows us the best because of the fact we both know of the Vong invasion. Unless QM did away with that.
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>>1431272
>We will contact Thrawn at once
Isn't Kaine an atheist fuccboi?
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>>1431272
>We will contact Kaine instead
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>>1431272
>>We will contact Thrawn at once
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>>1431282
Vong invasion is questionable in this timeline. I wouldn't count on it. Not to mention that's a LONG ways off even in Legends Canon
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>>1431289
I meant the whole Outlast ship, And how Big P and Thrawn meet with the whole common united reason for doing what they did.
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>>1431272
>talk to thrawn
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>>1431289
It's still fifteen years away, if I'm not mistaken.
What's up with Palpatine's stock of holocrons?
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>>1431272
Kaine
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>>1431299
>fifteen years away
You're not mistaken if I'm not mistaken. But we haven't even done one year yet so . . . that's gonna be a ways away. Just being real, when I watch Star Wars my first reaction isn't "You know what this needs? Hellraiser aliens. I like some of the ideas behind it though, and I don't want to rule anything out. At the end of the day though it should be considered meta knowledge, and that knowledge should be taken with a VERY large grain of salt.

tl;dr I wouldn't sweat the Vong


>What's up with Palpatine's stock of holocrons?
It's around somewhere . . . probably . . . what about it?
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>>1431317
>It's around somewhere . . . probably . . . what about it?
He has literally the largest collection of them anyone in the galaxy has ever seen, I feel like our Dark Side Adepts could use some.

If we do get to the Vong I want to torture that Galaxy-traitor Vergere.
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>>1431327
This is true, but the problem of course is that your Adepts are intentionally starved of knowledge. It's a tenant of the Rule of Two. If you start passing out jedi/sith teachings, they may want yet MORE knowledge and ultimately become Sith themselves. A previous decision was made to keep them dumb and controllable, but organized and maintain Rule of Two.
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>>1431272
>>We will contact Kaine instead
Dat Kaine doe
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>>1431336
I'm not saying give them the Telos Holocron, but some of the old Jedi ones or the basic/meh Sith ones like the Brotherhood of Darkness' or the Triumvirate's should be fine.

At least to make them an effective fighting force. Closer to Imperial Knights than One Sith Lords.
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>>1431345
>but some of the old Jedi ones or the basic/meh Sith ones like the Brotherhood of Darkness' or the Triumvirate's should be fine.
That sort of thing is doled out on a case-by-case basis. Perhaps I'll make a later event to cover this stuff more specifically, how much knowledge you allow your Adepts.
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>Thrawn
>Writing
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>>1431346
Cool, sounds good.

Surprising lack of visions from Sidious though...

Who controls Muunilist? I kind of want to send Mara there to fight some kind of spectre imitating/droid based on Plaguies as a test.
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>>1431354
>Who controls Muunilist?
Thrawn
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Thrawn is the true mastermind, he would be the one to speak to, He was once your best Grand Admiral, perhaps he will listen to you again.

Once more holonet connections are established between worlds over the unimaginable vastness of space. You, sitting upon your throne, are greeted by a flickering hologram of the Chiss Grand Admiral himself, standing tall and dressed in the immaculate, white uniform of an Imperial Grand Admiral. The uniform [i]you[/i] put him in.

His vivid red eyes narrow when the connection establishes. He studies you with the same sort of careful eye he studied battlefields with. You feel at a distinct disadvantage facing him like this, give the vast distances involved you have to rely purely on your innate skill for reading people with no way to properly sense his thoughts. Thrawn speaks first

"I take it you are the one that has laid control to Imperial Center and the Deep Core?"

>Don't pretend to be a fool, Thrawn. It doesn't suit you. You know who I am and what I want.
>Surely you recognize your Emperor
>Write-in
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>>1431368
>Don't pretend to be a fool, Thrawn. It doesn't suit you. You know who I am and what I want.
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>>1431368
>Don't pretend to be a fool, Thrawn. It doesn't suit you. You know who I am and what I want.
>Write-in
Say something to him that only we would know.
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>>1431282
That line that Thrawns gives in the Zero hour episode from Star Wars rebels, about not carrying in getting the "glory for the battle", because all he caress and does is to please his emperor. I had the biggest smile ever.
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>>1431368
>>Don't pretend to be a fool, Thrawn. It doesn't suit you. You know who I am and what I want.
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>>1431381
>>Surely you recognize your Emperor
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>>1431381
Too bad they bungled Tarkin, made the Inquisitorius even less competent, and went back to that seemingly-bottomless well that is Darth Maul.
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>>1431368
>Write-in
Well you did say you wanted to see who i was. After all a smart man like yourself wouldn't have jumped a fleet and attacked the installations.

I know you we Thrawn i know when you want to fight or go to war with someone. So stop pretending to ne a foll it doesn't suit you."
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>Don't pretend to be a fool, Thrawn. It doesn't suit you. You know who I am and what I want.
>writing
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>>1431393
Maul is dead. He hunted Obi-wan l and once he was found Kenobi one-hitted him.
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"Don't pretend to be a fool, Thrawn. It doesn't suit you. You know who I am and what I want," you reply.

Thrawn blinks, "I take it to mean then that the cloning facility on Byss is fully operational."

"I would say I'm proof enough of that, my friend," you reply, smiling. "You're no stranger to Spartii Cylinders yourself."

Again, the Grand Admiral barely reacts, but you see enough subtle hints. He didn't know you were aware of his interest in cloning technology. "Well then . . . Emperor. What is it that you want exactly?"

>You owe me everything! Why do you stand against your Emperor, Thrawn?"
>It's clear that there is no sense in this pointless fighting. We should be allies.
>I want to discuss your attack on my outpost at Velusia
>If you know who I am, why have you not returned to me?
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>>1431418
That doesn't change the fact he shouldn't have appeared in the first place, not to mention Ashoka didn't get murked by Vader nearly as hard as she should have been.

I'm still salty over what TCW did to Grievous.
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>>1431427
>It's clear that there is no sense in this pointless fighting. We should be allies.
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>>1431427
>It's clear that there is no sense in this pointless fighting. We should be allies.
>Surely you know that your talents would serve far better at my side than Grand Moff Kaine's

Palaeon is with Thrawn, right? We must be aware of him.
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>>1431428
I agree Vader should have killed or maulled Ashoka. Not that he didn't tried but at least they didn't make her redeem him.
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>>1431427
>If you know who I am, why have you not returned to me?
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>>1431427
backing this guy >>1431436
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>>1431428
>what TCW did to Grievous.
Not to get too real, but TCW didn't do nothing Episode 3 didn't already do. #PrequelHater4Lyfe
>>1431436
>Palaeon is with Thrawn, right? We must be aware of him.
He is. But why would you be? He was just some random captain during your life. He got famous only after you died, even at this time he's just Thrawn's "Watson". Almost totally unremarkable.
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>>1431444
>but TCW didn't do nothing Episode 3 didn't already do
They should have kept the Shaak Ti scene in, and in all the material pre-TCW he far outstrips Ventress and Durge who got replaced with a faggy Duro cowboy, and should never have been matched by a padawan, or have been forced to used more than one saber on a subpar knight.

He kept the Imperial fleet together after Endor, didn't he?
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>>1431457
But after Harrsk told him to piss off with regrouping, Death Squadron soon disintegrated after that.
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>>1431457
>He kept the Imperial fleet together after Endor, didn't he?
Yeah, but not *Your* Fleet. He's off your Radar. Sedriss kept *Your* Fleet together.
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>>1431428
>>1431444
i still remember when i saw the short animations. Grievous was such a badass and then they make him a idiot in the movie.
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>It's clear that there is no sense in this pointless fighting. We should be allies.
>Writing
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>>1431428
>That doesn't change the fact he shouldn't have appeared in the first place, not to mention Ashoka didn't get murked by Vader nearly as hard as she should have been.
To be fair, She was older and had more formal training than Luke did when he beat Vader over Endor. I mean, Luke's explicitly hax and I'm really hoping to see him break out all the stops next movie, but still.
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>>1431467
To be fair, in the movie Sidious has switched hos Battle Meditation from the Confederacy to the Grand Army, and without Dooku's leadership, there is no overall leader of the CSA, and Grievous, as a warlord, makes a poor Head of State/Government.

>>1431470
Luke will be far weaker than he should be in the new movie.

>>1431470
I'll give you that, and knight Ashoka is a bit less bullshit than padawan Ashoka.
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>>1431465
Will we ever meet the delicious Imperial chocolate TK?
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>>1431479
>Luke will be far weaker than he should be in the new movie.
Probably. I still hold out some hope that a bunch of members of the Knights of Ren will show up to job to Luke and he'll get a proper send off when they inevitably kill him off.
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>>1431485
Knowing Jar Jar's track record, he'd probably make it a rehash of Obi-Wan's death but with Ray doing way more than watching him die as is the way of her kind.
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"It's clear that there is no sense in this pointless fighting. We should be allies," you say, your voice placating. "Surely you know that your talents would serve far better at my side than Grand Moff Kaine's."

Thrawn gives you a narrow smile, "I don't see any particular benefit to restoring your throne as opposed to creating my own at this stage."

"Is that so?" you ask, "I am your Emperor, does that answer not suffice? Since when have you cared for personal power or glory?"

"You [i]were[/i] my Emperor," Thrawn corrects, "But I never served [i]who[/i] you were. I served [i]what[/i] you were." Thrawn sees you confusion and elaborates, "The Emperor was a bastion of order, a beacon of law in a chaotic and unforgiving galaxy. In the end, you were a symbol. Symbols can lose their power."

"Is that a threat?" you ask, anger rising in you. "No, it's a statement of fact," Thrawn replies, his voice level. "You are correct though, I have no interest in fighting you, and I can agree to cease any hostile actions on our mutual border."

>You'll come to regret your decision . . .
>A non-aggression treaty is a start
>What would it take to get you back on my side?
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>>1431495
>What would it take to get you back on my side?
>A non-aggression treaty is a start
>No more of these raids on certain worlds however, Its a waste of both our manpower which is so limited these days with the rebellion existence.
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>>1431485
>when they inevitably kill him off.
At least the EU knew that it was pretty much impossible to kill off the main cast tastefully on screen.

Chewbacca's death was far better than Han's.

>>1431495
>What would it take to get you back on my side?
Well, the duel with Luke came far sooner than expected. Who's his waifu?
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>>1431495
>>A non-aggression treaty is a start
We'll be back for him... In the meantime, send out pickets at the edge of his territory to ensure that he won't launch any surprise raids against our Empire.
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>>1431495
>>You'll come to regret your decision . . .
>>What would it take to get you back on my side?
>>You're mistaken if you think I was just a symbol of power.
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>>1431495
>A non-aggression treaty is a start
But
>You'll come to regret your decision . . .


Bitch you want a symbol? I mother fucking took down the whole senate you will see what i will do to this masses. You want to see a symbol of order? You blue bitch i will show you.
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>>1431499
We just need to play our politic skill bitch want a symbol? We manipulated the entire senate we can put the mask of a look a like order. We will have order but we.will apply it with a iron fist!
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>>1431518
Why did you tab me? Also, I'm not sure why people want to provoke thrawn for the time being.
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>>1431500
That wookie died crushed by a moon! The fuxker was so badass they needed to throw a moon at him. If you want to know about worthy deaths this one is one of the top ones for me.
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>>1431495
>You'll come to regret your decision . . .
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>>1431524
They're scared of him, rightfully so. Me? I'd rather wait until we have enough esoteric tech, Darksiders and numbers to render his tactical genius moot as well as until we kill every single Rebel and bring to heel all the Warlords neighboring us.
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>>1431524
Ops my bad. Didn't meant to mark you anon.
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>>1431495
>>A non-aggression treaty is a start
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>>1431533
Really all we need to render his genius moot is an Eclipse screened by ISDs and an Allegiance or two to assault his capital world.
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>>1431495
>non aggression
>what will it take to bring you back

I've been sitting in the other thread waiting for it to start
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All three choices are basically totally tied up. I'll try to collate these.
>Writing
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>>1431550
It's Thrawn he is really liked and a very powerfull/usefull tool.

>>1431524
>why people want to provoke thrawn for the time being.

If you are asking when we say he will regret his decision is for one. Thrawn doesn't play to loose. If he join us he will have to betray his other ally. Thrawn is a loyal man at the end and we are currently weaken, we should be surprised with him declaring a neutrality this is just him saying that even if we don't have the good odds in our favor, he believes that we will manage to reach power.

And about him regreting his decision it's because he won't be able to see his emperor raising to greatness or have joined awhen this great symbol of order fougth against the galaxy chaos.
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>that feel when TK didn't anwsered my question
>that feel when this means there won't be delicious imperial chocolate in this quest

Why even live.
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"You're mistaken if you think I was just a symbol of power," You retort, wishing to be in the same room as Thrawn, if only to course Dark Side energy through his body, crackling and frying his nerves. You fought these feelings down, you couldn't let your anger dictate your actions.

"Is that so?" Thrawn asked.

"In time, you will see."

Thrawn smiles again, "Yes, I suppose that I will."

His defiance against you made you only more sure than ever that you had made a good decision in making him one of your Grand Admirals. If only your resurrection had come sooner, you might have been able to enlist Thrawn's aid rather than having to beg for it like a dog.

You study the Grand Admiral for a long moment before continuing, "No more of these raids on certain worlds however, It's a waste of both our manpower which is so limited these days with the rebellion existence."

"I quite agree," Thrawn says.

"You joined me once, when I found you. I made you who you are," you say, "What is it you fight for, Thrawn? What is it that you want?"

"I fight for stability," Thrawn replies, "When I feel your empire offers that . . . Perhaps things will be different."

"I think you will find that my mercy is far better to experience than my displeasure," you say, lowering your voice.

"I suspect you're correct," Thrawn says, remaining neutral.

From his expression, you suspect this conversation is proceeding exactly as he wants. Very well, let Thrawn think you're playing into his hands. He will be made to remember why you rule the Empire and he was merely your tool.

You leave it to Mas Amedda to hash out the details of the non-aggression treaty with Thrawn and end the conversation. Velusia remained in Thrawn's hands, but you scattered the intervening systems with picket and patrol ships. Any effort the Grand Admiral Makes to attack Imperial Center from that direction will be detected and halted long before it reaches the capital.

(1/2)
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>>1431578
We have no idea who she is bro.
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The moment has finally come. You felt the subtle shift in the force, the moment that marks the awakening of a second Sith, your Apprentice, Mara Jade. The time is right for her ascension to become a Dark Lord. Her preliminary training is finished, her sacrifice complete, the adoration she felt for you replace by self-determination and a drive to improve herself.

At the appointed time, you assemble your cabal of Dark Side followers, they are gathered in the shadowy halls of your private throne room to witness the birth of a new Sith Lord, that they may see what they should aspire to become. As Mara approaches you where you stand and kneels before you, you feel the envious eyes of a dozen others on her. Good, let them crave the power of the apprentice rather than that of the master, they will nip at her heels and stab at her back rather than your own.

"You have honed your anger," you say to her, "learned to control it. Your passion drives you and will empower you. It makes you stronger."

Mara is to become a Dark Lord on this day, her old identity will cease to be relevant to her and her new one will symbolize her life as a Sith. Henceforth, she will be known as . . .

>Darth Cythera
>Darth Vious
>Darth Invidius
>Darth Mortanus
>Darth Arica
>Write in
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>>1431598
>Darth Alecto
She will be our Furious avenger.
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>>1431598
Darth Mortanus
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>>1431598
>Darth Invidius
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>>1431598
>Darth Cythera
I think it fits her the best, like Rugess Nome and Tenebrous, or The Huntress and Cognus.
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>>1431598
>Darth Mortanus
>Darth Vivicus
>Darth Woman
>Darth'd
>Party on Darth
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>>1431598
>Darth Cythera
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>>1431611
Seconding.
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>>1431598
>>Darth Cythera
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>>1431598
>Darth Invidius
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>>1431625
>>1431611
>>1431628
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>>1431660
It was so obvious...
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>>1431660
your move
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>>1431669
I change my vote. Darth Cythera
But we know it's Cynthia
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>Cythera
>writing
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Rolled 5 (1d5)

>>1431598
>Darth Cythera
>Darth Vious
>Darth Invidius
>Darth Mortanus
>Darth Arica

Show me your will my masters!!
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Dammit was way to late. Oh well what ever
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>>1431669
But Mara Jade has red hair. And also doesn't practice the detestible jar'kai, except with a shoto.
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>>1431689
Better?
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>>1431689
What was Mara's style again?
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>>1431695
Does Mara have the yellow eyes already?
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>>1431698
Doggie
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>>1431698
I want to say that her main form was Ataru, at least as a Jedi.
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"Darth . . . Cythera," you say, speaking with the tongue of legions of dead Sith. You will be my furious avenger."

"Yes, my master," Cythera says.

There remains but one final obstacle to Mara's full ascension. It is traditional for a Sith Apprentice to be given a special assignment. Something that is equal parts last test and first mission. It falls you to make that decision.


>Kill Director Isard (The Emperor's Favorite)
>Kill Executor Sedriss (The Emperor's Right hand)
>Kill Luke Skywalker (A True Dark Lord)
>Kill any of Luke's Jedi (Revenge of the Sith)
>Kill Grand Admiral Thrawn (Heir to the Empire)
>Kill High Admiral Reddrin (Shadow of the Empire)
>No final test is needed, Mara will be fine as she is


Each of these choices will have a direct impact on the kind of Sith/apprentice Mara is, and how her relationship is with you. The . Some of this missions are obviously more risky than others, but as a general rule of thumb, the great the risk, the sweeter the reward. Picking the "low hanging fruit" may result in a lackluster apprentice, but nothing is guaranteed.
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>>1431705
>>Kill Director Isard (The Emperor's "Favorite")
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>>1431705
>>Kill Luke Skywalker (A True Dark Lord)
>>Kill any of Luke's Jedi (Revenge of the Sith)
*Puts on Aku Mask* Your training is complete. GO KILL!
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>>1431705
>Kill any of Luke's Jedi (Revenge of the Sith)
Not any of Luke's Jedi, one of two, either Leia Organa Solo, or Kyle Katarn.
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>>1431705
>Kill Director Isard (The Emperor's Favorite)
>Kill Luke Skywalker (A True Dark Lord)
>Kill any of Luke's Jedi (Revenge of the Sith)


If she is truly skilled, She will find a way.
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>>1431705
>Kill Luke Skywalker (A True Dark Lord)
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>>1431713
Fuck, if Genndy did a Dark Empire/EU series back when that was possible, I would have climaxed so hard I turned inside out.
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>>1431718
It's safe to say that EVERYONE wants Gendy to do more Star Wars Heck he could even save Nu-Canon if they gave him unlimited freedom.
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>>1431724
Just give him the Great Sith War or the Bane Trilogy, that doesn't need to change to fit with nucanon.

Legacy or the Vong would have fit his style best though.
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>>1431724
Well, Filoni probably doesn't want Genndy making his CGI puppet show look like shit with against a simplistic art style.

And Filoni holds a special place under George Lucas' desk.
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>>1431732
A crying shame.
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Why people want to kill Isard? Let her live while we need her. Besides if we let that rage boil it will make her death's taste better.
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>>1431705
>Kill Director Isard (The Emperor's Favorite)
>Kill Grand Admiral Thrawn (Heir to the Empire)
>Kill High Admiral Reddrin (Shadow of the Empire)
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>>1431717
>>1431715
>>1431713
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>>1431705
Reddin
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>>1431740
Her head will be the good girl treat when she comes back after killing Jedi fools.
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>>1431705
Mon Mothma or Admiral Ackbar should have been an option desu.
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>>1431762
Also should we give her the star destroyer? Because she attack the Jedi with a star destroyer she could do more then just kill one jedi.
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>>1431768
Too well protected DESU, and I think it would be more symbolic/cathartic if Palpatine is the one to kill them personally.
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>>1431777
Then why is Luke an option? Zsinji is a more fitting target than Reddrin too.
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>>1431768
Fuck even Leia should be a option. I wonder if Leia already has her Noghiri bodyguards.
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>1431705
>>Kill High Admiral Reddrin (Shadow of the Empire)
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>>1431784
Who is Reddrin?
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>>1431795
High Admiral Reddrin - Warlord of the Brentaal Protectorate
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>>1431775
I think a covert op with a civilian ship Or Darth Maul's Scimitar would be quicker, cheaper and safer option.
>>1431784
I'm betting on TK not having Luke die this early so I'm not all that worried about him, and that she can kill some other Jedi to bloody her sword against enemy Force users.
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>>1431705
>>Kill Luke Skywalker (A True Dark Lord)
I like Isard.
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>>1431802
>I'm betting on TK not having Luke die this early so I'm not all that worried about him, and that she can kill some other Jedi to bloody her sword against enemy Force users.
That's why I voted for Kyle Katarn AKA Jedi Batman you know, that guy who's basically the NJO's Mace Windu.
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>>1431806
>I like Isard.
I'm pretty sure that's what got Pestage killed in the EU.
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>>1431809
I think he's part of the kill Jedi option.
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Fuck it can't take a decision and i'm way to tired to care. So i won't vote.
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I seriously considered making Space Duck (http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Unidentified_duck_individual) a target. Not sure if I should put that option back on the board.
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>Kill Luke Skywalker (A True Dark Lord)
Really close vote though
>Writing
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>>1431810
Isard wasn't in love with Pestage. She is heavily implied to be in love with Palpatine in the EU.
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>>1431823
Great, now we lost our apprentice to Skywalker dick.

Time to find Hett I guess.
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"At the moment of my death I gave you a command," you say to Cythera. "It is this command I expect you to fulfill. You will execute your task."

"Yes, my master," Cythera replies, bowing her head.

"I will outfit your mission when the time comes, but first, Skywalker and his pathetic Jedi rabble must be found. I leave this assignment to you, my apprentice."

"He will feel your revenge, my master," Cythera says, her voice cold and precise, when she looks up at you, you catch a tell-tale glint of yellow in her eyes.

"Go now, begin your search for Skywalker and his Jedi."

Darth Cythera rises, physically the same as when she entered yet, somehow different, possessing a purpose and a drive she didn't have before. As Mara Jade, she was a tool, as Cythera she has her own motivations, goals, and aspirations.

With your apprentice finally selected formally, you feel a new chapter in your war against the Jedi and the Rebellion has begun. The Sith have returned, more powerful than ever.

The doors close behind Cythera as your own laughter fills the throne room.

***

That wraps this session of Dark Empire Quest. This weekend is an "On' weekend so there will be games tomorrow and the next day as well. We'll wrap things with Palpatine and likely return to Alana in that time. Thanks for playing everyone! Follow the Twitter for more specific play times!

>https://twitter.com/DarkEmpireQuest
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>>1431828
>She is heavily implied to be in love with Palpatine

Wait what?
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>>1431837
"From a young age, Ysanne developed a close personal devotion to the Emperor,[5] and found his power and charisma attractive; she eventually came to love him." http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Ysanne_Isard
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>>1431840
FACTS
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>>1431836
thanks for the run, God damn I love being Plap's.
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>>1431836
>The doors close behind Cythera as your own laughter fills the throne room.

>cut scene to Luke sundely awakening from a nightmare and Kyle asking what is wrong
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>>1431845
It's but man being this evil shouldn't be this fun.
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>>1431836
Thanks for running TK, who all are in Luke's order now?

And what's Lemalisk up to?
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>>1431840
Wonder how wet she got after we told her that not even death can stop us now. Not to mention the new younger body.
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>>1431845
>>1431850
>>1431858
Quite welcome! I have a blast running it, thanks for playing!

>>1431858
>And what's Lemalisk up to?
Rattling around various design firms in the empire. He helped design [i]Tarkin[/i]'s super laser in fact.
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>>1431870
Oh cool, so he's still on side. Could he make something capable of rendering a planet uninhabitable? A la Dac in Legacy?
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>>1431874
Potentially? Him or Leth, just needs to get the right resources. It's hard to restore your navy AND build gargantuan super weapons. I won't allow "cheap" or "easy" super weapons for balancing purposes. An easy game is a dull game
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>>1431874
The Tarkin's Superlaser. Or a Galaxy Gun warhead deployed as a bomb.
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>>1431889
This potentially
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>>1431888
Could we get Sly Moore on something to poison oceans, I mainly just want to punish Dac because both of its major races are traitors.
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>>1431891
Heck, we can use Particle disintegration warheads as stand-ins for Nuclear weapons. Turn an asteroid field into a giant bomb or kill a flagship and potentially its escorts with a single shot.
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>>1431896
I am taking a note of that. Possibly. Dac is a long ways off.

I am sensing the general urge for widespread destruction. In time. If I pull all stops now, there won't be anything left later! I want this Quest to be long term. Might be a crazy plan, but I'm a crazy guy.
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>>1431909
Let's hope we get to set up our "special" units sometimes in the future.
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>>1431909
Not widespread destruction, just punishment of the ones who went against us.

If we have a vision of the Vong happening, then FULL SUPERWEAPON development will occur.
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>>1431914
BDZ for Chandrilla, Genocide for Mon Calamari and a weapons test for Bothawui right?
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>>1431918
Chandrilla's population centers can be destroyed, and it can be resettled, genocide for Dac, genocide and colonization for Bothawui.

Superweapons test on Sullust, Dark Side Temple rebuilt on Yavin IV, superweapon tests on Endor, the planet and the moons, glassing for Tatooine.

And if the Hutts don't like Tatooine, then we use Centerpoint Station to crash Nar Shadah into Nal Hutta, assuming it exists.
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>>1431926
>Dark Side Temple rebuilt on Yavin IV
Nice

>Endor
We're turning that fucking planet into glass
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>>1431941
Iy would be interesting to see Sidious and Kun interact, I don't think they ever did in the EU.
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>>1431941
>>1431926
>Endor
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>>1431953
That's why we're gonna turn that moon into rocks.
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>>1431953
Was this our Vietnam?
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>>1431958
Yes, so lets turn Chandrilla into their Nanking.
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>>1431960
So Endor disappears, we go Nanking on Chandrilla, and we put a Dark Temple on Yavin IV
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>>1431967
The only one you're close to is Chandrilla, but you have to go through Reddrin's turf
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>>1431975
What's Reddrin's problem with us again? Because we murked Haarsk?
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>>1431975
I know, it's just nice to plot our eventual well-deserved revenge
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>>1431979
Bit more complicated than that. You'd have to ask him (Or get Isard to find out?) Long and the sort of it is, he doesn't like you.

>>1431980
Oh, I'm taking notes.
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>>1431981
>he doesn't like you.
Do you not like me either?
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>>1431981
Well jot down that we're taking all of the sand from Tatooine and jettisoning it out into one their suns.
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>>1431901
Does Star Wars have nukes?
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>>1431997
Yep, but they're no longer used on account of them being radioactive and that Turbolaser batteries can do much of the same damage they can without rendering the place they just pulverized into an uninhabitable hellhole plus Turbolasers only need maintenance, not storage, propulsion and delivery systems
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>>1431981
What, we killed his family? Please, Palpatine killed his family and you don't hear him whining about it!
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>>1432007
So what you're saying is that they're the perfect weapon to deploy on Endor
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>>1432036
Why use hundreds of bombs when one can do it all?
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>>1432068
To draw out suffering?
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>>1432394
Exactly.

Our aim should be start a firestorm which consumes the entire planet.
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>>1432405
Yes! And we don't let any ship leave that planet. Anyone on Endor when we arrive is a dead teddy bear walking
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I just saw the thread (I was traveling). Looking forward to the run later today. It's a little disappointing we are sending Mara to kill Luke right off (I would have tasked her to kill Leia to fill Luke with rage and help him along the path to the dark side). But it will work out well enough as is. There's no rush to kill Luke asap and a hurried approach could get Mara killed if she is not careful.
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>>1432752
>I would have tasked her to kill Leia to fill Luke with rage and help him along the path to the dark side
Turning Skywalkers never works though, killing Leia is just a good idea because she's a complete pain in the ass.
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Dark Empire returns!

Mara Jade has become Darth Cythera, and you have tasked her with tracking down and killing arguably your most dangerous foe, Luke Skywalker.

Before we can finish Palatine's planning and return to Alana, we have to make some choices for Darth Cythera.

As always follow Twitter for updates and game times.
>https://twitter.com/DarkEmpireQuest

Also, changes have been made on my pastebin to bring it up to date with where we are in the game. I am also going to work on a character list at some point too.
>>https://pastebin.com/u/Timekiller21

Let's get rolling!

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You are Darth Cythera. In the past you had been Mara Jade, but whatever she was is gone now, burned away in your awakening as a Sith. After your ascension on Coruscant, you take a Lambda shuttle to orbit where your new command ship, [i]Blood Oath[/i], waits. Once aboard, you are given a tour by a nervous naval captain who is serving as your Executive Officer. [i]Blood Oath[/i] houses an entire Legion of Stormtroopers, including a regiment of Shadowtroopers who respond directly to you and the Dark Side Hierarchy rather than the Imperial Navy. AT-ATS and AT-ST walkers round out your ground forces, and together provide you with ability to take a hold land on a planet or board starships should the need ever arise.

Also present is a variety of shuttles, gunboats, landing craft and boarding craft. It has a six squadron fighter compliment consisting of three squadrons of Tie/Ad "Avengers", two squadrons of Scimitar Assault Bombers, and a single squadron of Tie/ph "Phantoms", virtually irreplaceable since the Stygium crystals that power their on board cloaking devices are not only incredibly rare, but also cannot be found within your territory. The pilots aboard [i]Blood Oath[/i] are among the best in the Dark Empire.

With that said, all of the firepower in the galaxy can't help you find Skywalker. You've poured over reports on his whereabouts, compiled both from public holonet archives, and from reports compiled from Isard's intelligence bureau. Luke, it seemed, had been busy. Making confirmed stops at Dac, Bothawui, and Kashyyk, among others. He had declared his intention to the Rebel government to rebuild the Jedi order and to that end had been gathering information on the Jedi, relics, and of course, seeking out force sensitives to train. It was believed he had already assembled a number of them and begun to train them. As it stands, Imperial Intelligence analysts predict Luke is unlikely to leave either Rebel-controlled space, or neutral space and is likely avoiding populated areas. This still leaves thousands of worlds he could be on. How will you track him down?


>Hire bounty hunters to scour the galaxy
>Dispatch Inquisitors to find him
>Employ the Shadow Mages to seek him through the force
>I will investigate rumors of him myself aboard Blood Oath
>I will search myself on a less conspicuous vessel
>Send Imperial Intelligence Agents to look for him
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>>1433961
Fucking Trips
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>>1433961
>Employ the Shadow Mages to seek him through the force
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>>1433961
>>Employ the Shadow Mages to seek him through the force

>Hire bounty hunters to scour the galaxy
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>>1433961
>>1433966
One option would to bring him to us. Say a few whispers in the right ears that Darth Vader captured Ahoska Tano alive... He might leave Rebel space for his father's old apprentice.
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>>1433961
>Employ the Shadow Mages to seek him through the force
>Hire bounty hunters to scour the galaxy
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>>1433961
>Hire bounty hunters to scour the galaxy
>Send Imperial Intelligence Agents to look for him
Anything Force based he might detect and while our Empire is fledgling it wouldn't be a wise idea for us the use scare resources on this. Finally, us jumping through space randomly is asking for trouble.

This is a low cost, low impact approach. We can try this first and escalate if necessary.
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>>1433961
>Employ the Shadow Mages to seek him through the force

>Dispatch Inquisitors to find him

Bounty hunters could never taken down skywalker let the Mages search through the force for him, and have the inquisitors resume some of their former jedi hunting activities to locate him. However, make it clear to the Inquisitors that Skywalker is our prey and they are not to engage him without us.
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>>1433961
>Tie/Ad "Avengers", two squadrons of Scimitar Assault Bombers, and a single squadron of Tie/ph "Phantoms"

Damm this is beautifull
>Hire bounty hunters to scour the galaxy
>Send Imperial Intelligence Agents to look for him
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>>1434008
The Bounty Hunters don't have to kill him, just find him for us
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>>1434008
We only need to know were he is using bounty hunters to track him is a thing. Once he's found we can give another bounty for his head. We are asking for information of his were abouts not to kill him
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>Hire bounty hunters to scour the galaxy
>Employ the Shadow Mages to seek him through the force

>writing
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>>1433961
>Hire bounty hunters to scour the galaxy

Let's find out if Boba crawled out of the Sarlacc yet
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>>1434059
>Employ the Shadow Mages to seek him through the force

Well guess Luke is about to realize we are after him.
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>>1434065
Luke knows the Emperor is back almost certainly. That he is being sought out should come as no surprise.
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Imperial Intelligence 's headquarters was located in a subbasement, and on Coruscant where 99% of everything was underneath something else, that was saying quite a lot. You are Emperor Palpatine, and you are feeling rather impatient as you walk through the darkened halls of Intelligence Bureau, flanked by a pair of crimson-robed Royal Guardsman, officers and operatives scrambling out of your way with terrified looks or hasty salutes. Your attention had been requested by Isard who reported "urgent, vital" information about your coming military operations. Ordinarily, you would make her come to you, but you didn't like the message left unsaid in her message "There is a problem."

The door to Isard's office hisses open and the startled Director rises to her feet, "Your highness, I didn't-"

"Spare me," you reply, crossing your arms, "If you have vital information to the coming campaign, it's paramount I hear about it."

The two Royal Guardsmen close the door behind you and stand monolithically to either side.

"Yes, of course," Isard says, already regaining her composure. "My informants on Commenor have reported an increase in starship and ferry activity-"

"Director," you interrupt, your voice oozing patience. "If this is vital enough to potentially forestall my plans for the Rebellion and Corellia, then I want the simple facts."

"Very well," Isard replies, her eyes half lidded, face calm, "The rebel fleet is massing at Commenor."

As Isard speaks, it as if a switch were flicked for you. Suddenly, you can feel it in the force. It is hidden, muted, but present. A gathering of soldiers, hopeful, fearful. "A counter attack," you say, your voice distant. "That is our fear, Highness."

The rebels are indeed massing at Commenor, as you reach out through the force you catch glimpses of the future. A titanic battle in orbit of Kuat, bombs falling on Foundry, obliterating the factories Kuat will so desperately need. You can see the sleek shapes of rebel fighters diving on Trellen, attacking its orbital defenses. You sense death.

"My liege?"

Of course, the future is never certain, you had forseen victory at Endor, but it can be foolish to disregard such warnings. It seemed the Rebels were going to beat you to the punch by striking at Kuat where your fleets under Admiral Oxtroe were assembling. It wasn't clear if the rebels knew of the existence of your forces or not, but it certainly could put your plans in a new light.

>We will change nothing, let events happen as they may
>Unacceptable, launch the attack on Foundry early, even if our forces aren't yet ready
>Kowning the Rebels are gathering at Commenor changes everything . . . (Rethink the plan hastily)
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>>1434126
>>Kowning the Rebels are gathering at Commenor changes everything . . . (Rethink the plan hastily)
All we have to do is shuffle a few fleets around, and maybe add our fleet to it
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>>1434126
>Kowning the Rebels are gathering at Commenor changes everything . . . (Rethink the plan hastily)
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Is the Lusankya still buried on Imperial Center?
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>>1434126
>>Kowning the Rebels are gathering at Commenor changes everything . . . (Rethink the plan hastily)

We should still send 2 fleets to secure Correllia, but now keep the remaining fleets in reserve. Assign one fleet to the defense of Kuat, hopefully with a known defensive hero like Alana and her task force in there somewhere. When the rebels attack and are committed bring the remainder of our forces in from behind out of hyperspace to cut off escape and close the noose. There will be no survivors.
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>>1434186
I'm really surprised no one has asked till now.Yes, it is. It serves as a sort of "escape pod" for you, as well as a secret prison that Isard keeps her pet projects in.
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>>1434126
>Kowning the Rebels are gathering at Commenor changes everything . . . (Rethink the plan hastily)
Given that Thrawn will not attack us from behind, we can use the defence forces stationed at the Capital for this attack.
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>>1434202
Interesting...

I think we should keep it there though. If I recall correctly, launching it kills millions of people, which is a propaganda victory that we should not just hand the rebels.

Also, an escape pod is always useful.
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>Knowing the Rebels are gathering at Commenor changes everything . . . (Rethink the plan hastily)

>writing
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>>1434202
I for one only know about half this plot line lore from reading the old "official guides" of both vehicles and planets. So while I know about balmorra and byss and the sun crusher I know very little of the details and am wining this
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>>1434226
*I for one
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>>1434222
Can we bait them into a trap? make it seem like we don't know, They'll jump and we jump in behind them with the full fire power?
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>>1434126
>Kowning the Rebels are gathering at Commenor changes everything . . . (Rethink the plan hastily)

Just change the fleet movement leaving one in reserve. We might have seen victory last time,but we didn't make counter mesaures in case something unexpected happend so being prepared isn't something bad. If anything it might thing out the rebellion forces. In other words another trap.
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>>1434233
I guess this is us re-thinking our plan.
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With the Rebels assembling reinforcements and preparing to go on the offensive, this changed things. The question was, how best to alter the plan to suit current events?


>Oxtroe will hold at Kuat, Yazz at Trellen and we will await the rebel attack
>Continue with the plan to seize Corellia under Yazz, but Oxtroe will leave Kuat apparently undefended as a means to draw the Rebels into a trap
>We will continue with the plan as normal, but only send one fleet to Corellia, keeping the other in reserve, just in case.


The other question is, knowing what we know now, should we call the Coruscant defense forces to help? Please answer both questions

>Call the defense fleet to support
>Leave the defenses in place just in case


For reference:

Old Plan:
(Feint at Commenor, real effort at Corellia)
3 Fleets attack Rebel lines near Commenor Objective is to keep the Rebels busy, not take "ground"
2 fleets make advance on Corellia
1 Fleet kept in reserve at Coruscant to defend against Thrawn
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>>1434233
We need some Interdictors, otherwise they might just attempt to flee.

We should definetly bring the Tarkin and our two SSDs.
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>>1434266
Honestly, I'd suggest we procede as 'planned' but the Jump be much shorter. This way we are ready to return and ambush the Rebel fleet when they arrive to take our stuff. We don't know who a mole is and what not so keep everything else the same.
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>>1434266
>We will continue with the plan as normal, but only send one fleet to Corellia, keeping the other in reserve, just in case.

>Call the defense fleet to support

Both additional fleets are to go to Kaut
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>>1434266
We should attack before we do. Preemptive attack
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>>1434266
>We will continue with the plan as normal, but only send one fleet to Corellia, keeping the other in reserve, just in case

>Call the defense fleet to support

Say, how has the Shadow Droid Program been coming along? After all that data we gathered before while taking Coruscant, would we be able to mass some more squadrons here against the Rebels?

Also, will this plan ensure that we don't let the Rebels bomb Foundry? I don't want to lose those factories for Kuat
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>>1434266
>Continue with the plan to seize Corellia under Yazz, but Oxtroe will leave Kuat apparently undefended as a means to draw the Rebels into a trap.

>Call the defense fleet to support

Have one fleet at Kuat because to leave it entirely I defended is incredibly suspicious. When they are attacked bring the rest of our forces in to block the hyperlanes. Do we have any interdictors?
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>>1434266
>Continue with the plan to seize Corellia under Yazz, but Oxtroe will leave Kuat apparently undefended as a means to draw the Rebels into a trap

>Call the defense fleet to support
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>>1434320
Meant to say leaving Kuat entirely undefended would be suspicious. It could allow the rebels to anticipate a trap. If we make it look lightly defended there is a better chance the rebels will take the bait when we bring the reinforcements in.
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>>1434337
Agreed. It's 'too' obvious.

If that vote wins, maybe just have one fleet at Kaut with the rest of our forces massed in another system ready to jump in.
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>>1434313
>How has the Shadow Droid Program been coming along?
It's under limited mass production now. You haven't had any to directly command because Alana has only commanded lower tier ships.

>will this plan ensure that we don't let the Rebels bomb Foundry?
The rebels already control Foundry. The meaning of the vision isn't clear.

>>1434320
>Do we have any interdictors?
I haven't mentioned any specifically, but yes, there are a handful floating around.
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>>1434320
This, also we should take the Emperor's fleet out
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>>1434349
Thanks OP.

Any chance we can have light defenses at Kuat rather than no defenses at all for the ambush? Leaving it totally undefended will look highly suspicious.
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>>1434366
Yes, sorry if it was unclear "apparently undefended" should read "Much less defended that it should be"
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>>1434266
>Oxtroe will hold at Kuat, Yazz at Trellen and we will await the rebel attack
When you say we, you mean Palpatine's fleet centered around the Tarkin, correct?
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>>1434375
No, let me be more clear:

Palpatine's personal fleet is not counted on the normal fleet roster. This "defense fleet" is a standard fleet.

For the Tarkin task force to be added to any plan, it requires at least 3 votes to that effect
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Lets have the Correllia run not start until after the rebel fleet charges in at Kuat. Otherwise they might see our vulnerable splinter fleet and attempt to charge and crush it if the main forces have not yet engaged.
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>>1434385
Having Tarkin's fleet in the battle would be best in my mind, use the superlaser to destroy their carriers, and then a force storm to finish off the capital ships.
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>>1434402
So we want to have a preemptive strike?
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It's clear people want the defense fleet to help. But both plans are tied between springing a trap, and more or less sticking to the plan.

If there are no tie breaking votes soon, I'll try to collate these plans.
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>>1434413
I'd like Tarkin's fleet with the defense fleet.
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>>1434413
>>1434451
If you preemptive strike, They'll know. we don't know whoses a spy and ain't yet.
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>>1434476
>we don't know whoses a spy and ain't yet.
We'd better replace everyone with Palpatine clones, get Kamino on the line.
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>>1434451
Agreed.

Overwhelming force should be the order of the day.
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>writing
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>>1434505
Can we find the Eye of Palpatine and exorcise it?
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>>1434550
>Can we find the Eye of Palpatine and exorcise it?
>exorcise
I fucking lol'd. So the Eye of Palpatine is so fucking incorrect with the current star wars canon that it's super problematic. Like everything about it. So honestly, I'm gonna go with "No" here. Though there are going to be plenty of future opportunities for new super weapons.
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>>1434550
Personally, I'd want the scepter of Ragnos. Small, and we can raise an army of disposable force users. Use the grave of Alderan as the power source for extra lols. Also, give Isard just enough force potential to realize how badly she's outclassed by Jade.
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>>1434580
>the scepter of Ragnos
Incidentally, That's supposed to be on Commenor. Though because it's crazy OP,
I will have to do some balancing. IF I do include
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This sort of activity by the Rebels shows that they don't quite take you seriously as a threat. Well, it's time they see you are not a petty warlord to be trifled with. With your new treaty with Thrawn, you'll use that as an opportunity to bring your full force to bear on them, not only the fleet you have in orbit of Coruscant, but your personal flagship and its escorts as well. Let the Rebels see how an Emperor fights. You've decided to open up Kuat, as a trap. Leaving only a single combat fleet in orbit, moving the rest of your forces to orbit of Balmorra, and moving your Coruscant fleet, including [i]Tarkin[/i] to Raxxa as a reserve, just in case. Once the Rebels are full engaged with Kuat's defenders, you'll spring the trap, boxing them in between your navy, and the defenses of Kuat.

There is a risk to the shipyards being damaged, one that the KDY and Kuati nobility will likely protest, but the risk will be worth it if the Rebel fleet is crushed.

Once battle is joined, you will launch your Corellian attack. Though with an anemic, single fleet, it will be a dicey proposition. But you have confidence in your commanders, that they can pull it off.

"There is one more thing," Isard says, "I've managed to get a high ranking officer under 'High Admiral' Reddrin on the Intelligence payroll. This individual has informed us that Reddrin has begun receiving regular visits from dignitaries from outside the Brentaal Protectorate. He assumes they are Thrawn's."

If Reddrin is in talks with Thrawn, and the Protectorate joins him, it would mean a massive new threat to your north. Currently, the Protectorate is an isolated series of fortresses protecting major worlds. In Thrawn's hands, it would become an impregnable staging base pointed at Imperial Center.

>This is the sort of situation I've kept you around for, deal with it as you must
>We can wait no longer, once the Rebels at Commenor are dealt with, we will make preparations to attack Brentaal
>Perhaps Sedriss and his Blackguard can help convince the High Admiral . . .
> I want to speak with Thrawn, imedeatly
>It's time we had a word with "High Admiral" Reddrin
>It is of no consequence
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>>1434590
>It's time we had a word with "High Admiral" Reddrin
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>>1434580
Does Palpatine not have the Scepter of Ragnos? That seems like something he'd have, also if we have/find Exar Kun's Gauntlets we should give them to Cytheria.

>>1434578
Can we at least have Set Harth then?

>>1434584
How about the Scepter of Rivan?

>>1434590
>This is the sort of situation I've kept you around for, deal with it as you must
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>>1434590
>It's time we had a word with "High Admiral" Reddrin
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>>1434603

Set Harth? A dead Dark Jedi?
Scepter of Rivan? I don't actually know what that is.
Nor do I know anything about Exar Kun's gauntlets. His amulet?
As far as the scepter, no. Canonically, he didn't seem to have it, at least not at this time.
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>>1434590
>>It's time we had a word with "High Admiral" Reddrin
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>>1434590
>This is the sort of situation I've kept you around for, deal with it as you must

If she fails Mara can have her head
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>>1434630
Was it confirmed he died? He's one of only five or so individuals to successfully use Essence Transfer.

The Darkstaff, or something like that, it just makes Force Storms, one of which sucked out Rivan's force powers, then threw him forward to the Ruusan campaign, where he got killed instantly.

I thought that he wore two on his gloves when he first became a Sith, maybe I was wrong, but yes, his amulet.
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>>1434630
To be fair, Old palps could apparently imbue people with the darkside anyway without the scepter. Also, you forgot to have us appoint a new hand.
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will there be the dudes in this pic? they are a part of the expanded lore i actually do know
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>>1434590
>This is the sort of situation I've kept you around for, deal with it as you must
He hates us, he won't give in
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>>1434590
>>This is the sort of situation I've kept you around for, deal with it as you must
That being said,
>It's time we had a word with "High Admiral" Reddrin

In short, have Isard make her preparations to deal with this development while we discuss things with Reddin.
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>>1434657
>Also, you forgot to have us appoint a new hand
Fuck. Soon, I've got to do a little digging for candidates since most of your old Hands are now serving bigger and better roles.

>>1434651
>The Darkstaff
Probably not, since you don't need it anyway.

>>1434651
>Was it confirmed he died?
I may be brain stupid, but I don't see anything about that on Wookiepedia, and it knows everything.

>Amulet
I mean, probably. But it's buried with him on Yavin IV, so . . . get working! But let's worry about one artifact at a time, eh?

>>1434657
>Old palps could apparently imbue people with the darkside
Fucking hax. SO MUCH HAX

>>1434665
>will there be the dudes in this pic?
All of these guys are in it now, haven't you been paying attention? They are your Supreme Cyberdemons.
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It's a perfect Tie, 4 to 4, so we'll be doing a combo per:

>>1434670
>In short, have Isard make her preparations to deal with this development while we discuss things with Reddin.

>writing
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>>1434679
>Fuck. Soon, I've got to do a little digging for candidates since most of your old Hands are now serving bigger and better roles.
Maris Brood and Brackis are good options.
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>>1434679
>I may be brain stupid, but I don't see anything about that on Wookiepedia, and it knows everything.

He lived for at least four hundred years, according to someone on SWTOR (so, not a great source), but he was never confirmed dead, even though, if he was alive, he had lost Andeddu's Holocron, which made its way to Korriban, where Dooku found it.
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>>1434694
>Maris Brood
Where even is she? Also, she's not a very strong force user.

>Brackis
Who?

A'Sharad Hett is a better choice than either of them anyway.
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>>1434603
>>1434630
Are those the ones that made suns go super nova with the force because those would be pretty op
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>>1434729
No, you're thinking of Naga Sadow's Meditation Sphere, which only amplified Sadow's powers to accelerate a supernova. Said Meditation Sphere was destroyed almost 4000 years ago.
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"Isn't this the exact situation you promised to prevent?" You ask.

"My liege, I-"

"I don't want excuses. I have trusted you far enough. This is what I keep you around for, handle it!" you snap.

"Yes, your highness," Isard replies, you sense her mind already at work, a small sliver of satisfaction deep within her. A plan brewing. "He won't be an issue any longer."

"Let me give Reddrin a chance to listen to reason first," You say. "I don't have the time to turn my fleets around to deal with petulant warlords."

The hours that pass after your conversation with Isard, but before you raise Reddrin on the holonet are painfully long. When you do finally get him, it's clear Reddrin isn't any more excited to speak with you, than you with he.

"This is High Admiral Reddrin of the Brentaal Protectorate," the graying man rattles off, looking at you like someone might look at an insect nearby. "What is it that you want?"

>A made up title for a made up kingdom, eh Reddrin?
>You will show your Emperor the proper respects
>I come to you in peace, High Admiral
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>>1434748
>You will show your Emperor the proper respects
We can't choke him over the comm channel like Vader could?
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>>1434742
New plan: make a meditation sphere
>>1434748
> a made up title for a made up kingdom eh?
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>>1434694
Maris Brood and Brakiss are good choices. I'll probably throw up a vote for that at some point.

>>1434728
>>Brackis
>Who?
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Brakiss

>>1434728
>A'Sharad Hett
Isn't an option at the moment because you aren't aware of his existence.

>>1434758
For balancing reasons, no. Also, Vader did that in the same planetary system, not over light years. So if you were in orbit of Brentaal, maybe?
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>>1434748
>I come to you in peace, High Admiral
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>>1434728
>Where even is she? Also, she's not a very strong force user.
She never showed up again after force unleashed. She was planned to show up in 2 but was cut.
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>>1434762
>New plan: make a meditation sphere
I'm not saying we wouldn't know how, butit's an incredibly time-consuming process, and also needs very rare materials. We control neither Ilum nor the Stygian Caldera.

>>1434767
>http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Brakiss
Misspelling got me.

>Vader did that in the same planetary system, not over light years
I thought he did it from another system at least once.

>Isn't an option at the moment because you aren't aware of his existence.
Can we get someone on finding any Jedi who survived this long since the Purge?

>>1434786
>She was planned to show up in 2 but was cut.
That whole game should have been cut.
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>>1434748
>A made up title for a made up kingdom, eh Reddrin?
>You will show your Emperor the proper respects
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>>1434748
>A made up title for a made up kingdom, eh Reddrin?

It seems like we won't get anywhere. Lets at least get some amusement out of the situation before we wipe out this insolent fool.
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>>1434748
>A made up title for a made up kingdom, eh Reddrin?
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>>1434802
>Can we get someone on finding any Jedi who survived this long since the Purge?
Inquisition has that task, but their reach is quite limited, only to within your Empire, and their numbers are small at the moment.

>That whole game should have been cut.
top kek

>I thought he did it from another system at least once.
I am only aware of him choking Ozzel in Orbit of Hoth. But in any case, I am limiting it for game play purposes. Wouldn't be much fun if you could just murder at will anyone who opposes you across the galaxy.
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>>1434802
>That whole game should have been cut.
True. It was just poorly written.
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>>1434819
>Inquisition has that task, but their reach is quite limited, only to within your Empire, and their numbers are small at the moment.
We don't have the records from the Empire and Order 66? It seems like it would be easy enough to weed out the surviving survivors like Quinlan Voss, A'Sharad Hett, Vergere, the others...
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>Made up title
>Writing

>>1434847
>We don't have the records from the Empire and Order 66
Given the difficult time the Empire had canonically in tracking down these people and in being sure all the Jedi were dead, I'm gonna go with "no". I'm sure there's a reason in canon. But I don;t know what it is. Let's say some enterprising Padawan purged the Jedi archives during Vader's own purge? Because there's no good explanation for why the Empire would shrug its shoulders around 0BBY and say "yup, I guess we got em all." At any rate, if the Inquisition assumed anything then, they assume that same thing now. like "Well I guess they died of natural causes by now" etc
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>>1434847
I mean any jedi who is still alive must be in hiding so intensely and be so minor are they really worth tracking?
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"A made up title for a made up kingdom," you reply with an evil grin.

Reddrin flushes a shade of red, "I beg your pardon?"

"You'll have to beg for more than that, I'm afraid," you retort. "

Reddrin collects himself, "Taunts are the weapon of the weaponless."

"I'm far from weaponless, Admiral Reddrin."

>Join Thrawn and die.
>Return to me and I may forgive you
>I just wanted you to know that death is coming for you, "High Admiral"
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>>1434748
>A made up title for a made up kingdom, eh Reddrin?
Let's get him flustered before striking.
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>>1434863
>I mean any jedi who is still alive must be in hiding so intensely and be so minor are they really worth tracking?
Do you know who any of the people I namedropped are?

>more of a whiny emotional shit than your unborn grandson Kylo
I mean, no.

>>1434877
>Return to me and I may forgive you
Let's /not/ forgive him though.
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>>1434877
>Return to me and I may forgive you
This is your only chance to parlay, refuse and you will know the fate of a traitor firsthand.
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>>1434877
>Return to me and I may forgive you
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>>1434881
>Do you know who any of the people I namedropped are?
It's irrelevant, since you as the Emperor don't know. You have no reason to hunt to "hidden gems" if you don't suspect they even exist.
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>>1434877
>Return to me and I may forgive you
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>>1434886
Pretty sure Sidious knows that Quinlan Voss survived, unless Dooku hid that fact for whatever reason.

And Sidious is the only reason Vergere survived, not that we'd even be able to reach her.
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>>1434881
dude my expanded universe knowage comes from read the jedi civil war things like 5 yeras ago, half remembers blurbs from the official guides to vehicles and planets that briefly mentioned other plot points and SWOTR
TLDR No
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>Return to me and I may forgive you
>writing
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>>1434881
is he the guy who tried to make every robot a bomb? Or the one who genocied some planet for killing his parents?
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>>1434893
>>Return to me and I may forgive you

We are, of course, lying. But hopefully this facade will slow negotiations with Thrawn until we can take Reddin out.
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>>1434892
A'Sharad Hett became Darth Krayt in the EU, the circumstances behind that are too complex to go into, but he survived the Purge, went back home to Tatooine, got destroyed by Obi-Wan, and fled to Korriban, where he stayed until 25 ABY, 15 years from this quest.

Quinlan Voss was a Jedi who became one of Dooku's Dark Side acolytes thanks to his reliance on Vaapad, but eventually switched sides back to the Republic towards the end of the Clone War before dropping off the grid.

Vergere is a bird-woman who sucks Vong cock for money.
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>>1434911
You also forgot to mention that Voss is a total mary sue who escaped judgement at the hands of both the Dark and Light Side of the Force and got away with living with a family somewhere in Kashyyk.
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>>1434918
>got away with living with a family somewhere in Kashyyk.
So he probably is dead then, oh well. Maybe there aren't any Jedi left besides Hett and that fuzzy guy who got murked by Grievous and thanks to his species, sneakily survived.
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"If you return to me now, I may forgive you. This is your final chance, Reddrin."

Reddrin scoffs, "Are you serious? Is that what they got me out of bed for? I don't have time for this. If you want Brentaal, you can take it from me. Just you try it."

Reddrin's image shudders and disappears as he cuts the commlink. Well, you gave him a chance. With that, you authorize Isard to handle it and put Reddrin out of your mind.

On Byss, where the Shadow Mages toil, Archmage Sly Moore has assumed control, coordinating efforts and beginning a series of training regimens to improve her mages abilities and skill. This leads to Moore declaring the Mages open and ready for their first major task.

>Develop new materials for use in armor and starship construction
>Twist life into new and terrifying monsters that we may use on our enemies
>Concoct plagues to punish our most hated enemies
>Devote your time to prophecy, a glimpse of the future could turn the tide for us at a crucial moment
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>>1434930
>Devote your time to prophecy, a glimpse of the future could turn the tide for us at a crucial moment
We can switch to something else later on, this is important in our vulnerable state.
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>>1434930

>Develop new materials for use in armor and starship construction

Fucking idiots 'Oh we so scary, Lets try to scary another person into joining us. Cause it worked the last fucking few times. We'll ignore the fact it'll push them against us and faster.'
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>>1434930
>>Devote your time to prophecy, a glimpse of the future could turn the tide for us at a crucial moment
Our experiments can wait until the crisis has been averted.
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>>1434930
>Create Dark Side variations of traditional Jal Shey techniques. Advanced force empowered armor for force users.
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>>1434930
>>Develop new materials for use in armor and starship construction
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>>1434930
>Develop new materials for use in armor and starship construction
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>>1434930
>Devote your time to prophecy, a glimpse of the future could turn the tide for us at a crucial moment
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>>1434930
>Develop new materials for use in armor and starship construction
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>>1434930
>>Develop new materials for use in armor and starship construction

Prophecy did not serve at Endor. Knowing the future is valuable only if you have tools to take advantage of it.
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>>1434861
Then how do we know about Maris Brood?
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>>1434988
Galen Marek's mission reports/Vader's documents.
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>>1434999
She still disappeared after Marek went rogue.
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>>1434988
>>1434999
Look, I don't want to endlessly discuss the fate of every force user.

If Maris Brood is known, it's because she came to Palpatine. After closer reading her wiki page (cause I never played those games) It seems unlikely she would have. So she's probably still running around Felucia doing god knows what, unless I decide I want her in the game, in which case she probably left the planet at some point and came to Palpatine. Let's all recognize that the canon in this game is fucky, and its based on equally fucky star wars EU shit. Things don't make sense. To be fair, I haven't added her explicitly in yet, so everying is A OK.
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>>1434930
gotta go with new materials

making rakghoul would be cool but would backfire
plagues similar problem
prophecy are stretched too thin to be able to act on knowing the future
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>>1434930
>Develop new materials for use in armor and starship construction
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>New materials
>Writing
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>>1435007
Disappeared doesn't always mean dead or out of mind.
>>1435019
You're right, we'll just leave it to you how you'll handle these hidden Jedi.
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>>1435007
He also expressed skepticism that she actually was redeemed.
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Despite your interest in the arcane, and your special hobby of making monsters, you recognize that now what you need is concrete, practical weapons of war.

You've seen the designs Moore is tinkering with, alongside Umak Leth, your trusted designer of the Shadow Droid.

Using Sith Alchemy and Dark Side techniques, together they are crafting a new series of weapons and ships, starting with what is simply being called "A Sith Cruiser". A smallish vessel, planned to be nearly invisible to sensors , it may at some point become a primary means of conveyance for your Dark Side Adepts. For now, it is still on the drawing board as a test bed for other weapons and systems.

Lastly, there is some question over how to most effectively boost your number of Dark Side Adepts. Moore and Sedriss are in favor of converting one of your Academies into a Sith Academy for the testing and training of Force sensitives. However, your freshly minted Grand Inquisitor Vende Amenge opposes this plan. He believes that the time and effort to construct a dedicated Sith Academy is prohibitive at present, not to mention time consuming and a further bottleneck on your diminutive Officer Corps with one less military academy to use. He is of the opinion that waiting for voluntary applicants is unnecessary and instead believes this is a task the Inquisition could be applied to well. If his Inquisitors begin to scour the space you already control for force sensitives, they could be taken to Byss for apprenticeship within one of the Dark Order's branches.

Moore finds forcible recruitment distasteful and prefers willing applicants, despite the costs and time involved. Both of these plans are manpower prohibitive, in that a full scale Inquisition cannot be run while a large academy and is also maintained. This means realistically only one plan can be selected.

>Restart the Inquisition, they will join us or die
>The Imperial Academy on Byss will be made our first Dark Side Academy
>Consult The Emperor's Eye, Ap-Llewff as the last member of the Inner Cabal
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>>1435052
save founding a new stih acadamey for korriban
for now restart inquistion
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>>1435048
Even if she wasn't redeemed, why would she just go up to the Empire and be like "eyy, hook me up with sum inquisatorius fampai"?

>>1435052
>Focus the Inquisition on intercepting prospective Jedi for the NJO
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>>1435052
>Consult The Emperor's Eye, Ap-Llewff as the last member of the Inner Cabal
I like to gain all opinions.

I am currently partial to the Inquisitors plan though. Allowing Force sensitives (outside our control) to roam our Empire is asking for trouble, and I doubt they will all want to join us willingly.
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>>1435052
>>Consult The Emperor's Eye, Ap-Llewff as the last member of the Inner Cabal
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>>1435052

>Restart the Inquisition, they will join us or die
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>>1435052
Consult
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>>1435052
>The Imperial Academy on Byss will be made our first Dark Side Academy
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>>1435052
>Restart the Inquisition, they will join us or die
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>>1435052
>Consult The Emperor's Eye, Ap-Llewff as the last member of the Inner Cabal
I need to hear all opinions first.
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>>1435052
>>Restart the Inquisition, they will join us or die
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>>1435087
>Great Galactic War Era Sith Empire
Oh fuck no.
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>>1435087
Prakith is a thing y'know. It was ruled over by a Sith Lord and as of now, is still a Dark Side Nexus with a Sith Cult worshiping their Lord even after his bodily death millennia ago
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>>1435100
Prakith is a terrible place to have a lot of people living on.

Had Abbadon is a better Deep Core world. Or even Tython, for the bantz.
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>Inqusition
>and to a lesser degree, consult Ap-Llewff
>writing
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>>1435108
>Prakith is a terrible place to have a lot of people living on.
Korriban is little better. And the hostile terrain would make for fine Training aids for our Adepts.
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>>1435124
It's just that we control the Deep Core, and not the portion of the Galaxy where Korriban is.

But Korriban would be best, when we control it.
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well I need to sleep but Ill be back to rejoin the quest and thank you guys for expanding my cannon knowlage threefold
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>>1435146
>well I need to sleep but Ill be back to rejoin the quest and thank you guys for expanding my cannon knowlage threefold

See you around, Leadbelly!
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You have every intention of once again executing an Inquisition, at least on the territory you control, but you are interested first in the opinion of your last cabal member.

"My opinion, master?" Ap-Llewff asks, his normally placid voice managing to somehow sound surprised.. "Of course I support the Inquisition, Master. It was through the Inquisition I came to serve you, and in the Inquisition I served. There are many sentients in the galaxy, young as I was, who don't yet know the correct path. When Lord Vader found me, I was brainwashed by the Jedi, I believed myself useful only for tending crops. With his guidance, and yours, I now see my true potential."

"Thank you for your insights. You may go," you reply. As Ap-Llewff leaves your chambers, you make certain that you will restart the Inquisition. After all, at minimum, any force sensitive you find is one less that Skywalker can pull to his Jedi Academy.

The Inquisition will begin again, and you suspect no one will expect it.

(1/2)
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You are Alana Tyrna, and you are currently returning to [i]Splinter[/i], your first major command. The moment is bittersweet for you. While you had known [i]Grim Death[/i] would be a temporary command, you still feel a sense of loss when you leave the ship behind at the Kuat Drive Yards in orbit where the ship was having a complete systems overhaul.

It was there you'd first heard someone call you "the Bloody Baroness." It hadn't been to your face, and it hadn't been negative necessarily. It was more like you were a force of nature.

[i]The Bloody Baroness strikes again,[/i] the dockworker had said to a companion of his as they read a computer terminal on the wall listing all of the needed repairs. You knew little could be done about these nicknames soldiers assigned their officers. That is, aside from getting a worse one, or earning a better one. For now, you would accept it.

You had other reasons to be excited about your return to command [i]Splinter[/i], of course you had a much better report with your subordinates, a XO who didn't hate your guts, a hotshot Tie pilot, and a gunnery officer so good you'd swear she had some Sith in her blood. That, and the shiny new rank plaque that graced the breast of your uniform, as well as a new code cylinder to go along with it.

Your promotion to Commander had been a brief affair aboard Oxtroe's command ship, the admiral herself looking somewhat peeved, but in the end, you got what you wanted. The recognition for the defense of Perma was nice as well, certainly it was more visible that your previous victories had been. It was a shame your achievement had been overshadowed by Zhan's fight at Neimoidia, and the bombardment of Balmorra, but you had occasionally caught snippets of your story on the holonet.

You only hoped that your Father would recognize what a victory this had been, for the Empire, for your family, and for you.

You have no time to worry about your Father's approval however, as your shuttle exits hyperspace in the Lolnar system. You made it a point, despite the feeble, polite, protests of the pilots to be present in the cockpit when you arrived in system. Ahead of you, you see the familiar dagger shapes of Star Destroyers. There are six of them altogether, four Imperial-Class, and two Victory-Class. You only have eyes for one of them. Yours.

You see the familiar Splinter Task force, freshly repaired at Foerost and returned to the front with some new additions. The first is the Lancer-Class [i]Turmoil[/i] which you were authorized just before you left for [i]Grim Death[/i]. There is also three Carrack-Class assigned to your command, individually, they aren't much, but together they make a formidable fighting force.

(2/?) Longer than I thought. Standby for more
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Before long, your shuttle reaches [i]Splinter[/i] and lands in the shuttle bay, a full honor guard present for your return. You somehow manage to wipe the dumb grin off your face by the time the shuttle ramp lowers. As you stride down it, you catch sight of your XO, Lieutenant Roth Tierce, standing rigidly attention at the bottom of the ramp.

"Cap-" He catches himself, "Commander Tyrna, welcome back aboard."

"It's good to be back, Lieutenant. I see our happy little task force has grown."

"Yes, ma'am," Tierce says, turning and matching pace with you as you leave the hangar, heading for the turbolifts. "Four new vessels. Nearly as many new problems."

"Nothing you can't handle, I'm sure."

"Hardly," Tierce says. "I've actually been waiting for you to come back . We need you to appoint a captain for that Lancer."

"Appoint a captain?" You asked, shocked, "By the Emperor, Lieutenant, that hasn't been done yet? Who's been helming her?"

"We've had her helmed by a conscript lieutenant from [i]Xorth[/i]," Tierce says, his emphasis of the agriworlds name is hardly positive. You knew quite well his thoughts on conscripted officers. "They navy's still shaken up after the fighting at Neimoidia, and the preparations for . . . Whatever we've got going next."

It was obvious to almost everyone that Corellia was the target of your fleet. After all, there was nothing worth fighting for down this trunk until after you passed Corellia.

So, it falls to you to decide a commander for [i]Turmoil[/i]. You know options are limited given the Officer shortage in the Empire. You could always give Tierce his first independent command and choose a new XO. You also have the promising Lieutenant Zepal, she got he start on a Lancer and might do well in command of one, though she tends to be more technically oriented than command oriented. Another obvious choice is making this Lieutenant conscript from Xorth her commander, despite Tierce's objections. And there was always another option, pulling some favor with your father to get a competent officer with experience transferred to your command.

>How about your own command, Lieutenant Tierce?
>It's time we see how Lieutenant Zepal does in command
>I'm sure her current commander, conscript or not, will do fine
>I'll speak with my father to see if we can get a *real* officer sent over.


I'll also be answering any potential questions anyone may have since it's been a while since we've worked with these people.

(3/3)
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>>1435259
>I'm sure her current commander, conscript or not, will do fine
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>>1435259
>Tell me more about the current captain?
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Crap... Jumped the gun and archived it before TK was done writing up the last bits.

Do the archives auto-update or what? Don't wanna resubmit needlessly.
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>no one will expect it.

I guess nobody expect the imperial inquisition.
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>>1435259
>>It's time we see how Lieutenant Zepal does in command
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>>1435270
>Tell me more about the current captain?

"What can you tell me about the current captain?"

Tierce snorts, "Hardly officer material. The boy looks like he just stepped off the farm. You have to tell him everything twice, he won't hardly raise his voice to a subordinate." Tierce shakes his head, "He got high marks running the gunnery section of that Lancer at Coruscant, during the fight. But he doesn't have officer character, if that makes sense."
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>>1435259
>>1435270
>Tell me more about the current captain?
If he isn't up to snuff.
>Let Lt. Zepal show the rookie the Ropes
Cause I'd rather have our Gunnery Witch on our ship.
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>>1435292
>>1435259
>How about your own command, Lieutenant Tierce?
Zepal is a weapons officer, not a commander.
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>>1435259
>>How about your own command, Lieutenant Tierce?
It'll be a shame to lose him though
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>>1435259
>How about your own command, Lieutenant Tierce?
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>>1435259
>Tell me more about the current captain?

[Desire to know more intensified]
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I dunno about having Tierce being a Lancer skipper, he might see it as a demotion since it's far less likely to survive enemy fire than the Splinter.
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>>1435313
"What can you tell me about the current captain?"

Tierce snorts, "Hardly officer material. The boy looks like he just stepped off the farm. You have to tell him everything twice, he won't hardly raise his voice to a subordinate." Tierce shakes his head, "He got high marks running the gunnery section of that Lancer at Coruscant, during the fight. But he doesn't have officer character, if that makes sense."
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>>1435259
>How about your own command, Lieutenant Tierce?

Guess is time. Maybe we bring the farm boy so he can watch us and se how a real officer does it.
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>>1435317
He can always say no it's not like we are forcing him to have it.
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>>1435326
>Maybe we bring the farm boy so he can watch us and se how a real officer does it.
Let's just get a new officer from either within, or from another command.
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>How about your own command, Lieutenant Tierce?
>Writing
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>>1435259
>>I'll speak with my father to see if we can get a *real* officer sent over.

We have capital, lets use it.

I really don't want to lose our XO or gunnery chief before combat, and I doubt we can train the conscript enough for him to be competent before battle.
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"Well how about yourself, Lieutenant?"

"Ma'am?" Tierce asks.

"I know a Lancer isn't the most prestigious command in the fleet, but it is more or less independent. It looks good to have under your belt. Is that something you're interested in?"

Tierce seems conflicted, "Ma'am, I'm not sure. I'm sure there are more experienced officers in the fleet…"

"Oh, I'm sure," you reply with a smile, "But none I trust more than you."

"And none you have access to, you mean," Tierce replies, "I feel like you'll need me onboard Splinter now."

"I'll make do if I have to. If you really thing this boy from Xorth can run the ship . . . "

Tierce scoffs, "I'd sooner let a Gamorrean run it. At least a Gamorrean has fighting spirit." Tierce sighs, "I don't want to leave you ma'am, but I understand. I'll captain Turmoil, for you. But promise me you'll get a real XO."

"I can promise to try," you reply.

"Very good," Tierce salutes. "In that case, I expect I'll let you run your ship and I'll get to mine."

You return the salute, "When I get a better ship to offer you-"

"Just promise me you'll recommend me for CO of Splinter once you get promoted out, Commander."

The two of you part ways, but now as Tierce said, you find yourself once again without an XO and forced to seek one out. You still have your shortlist from your previous hunt, and you could always try to pull a favor from your father.

>Perhaps Captain Tyvek would like to transfer over
>Lieutenant Zepal's name keeps coming up, maybe you could teach her to command
>That farmboy from Xorth might do over here
>I'll tap one of my bridge crew with good performance
>I'm sure my father can get me an XO with a pedigree
>Actually . . . maybe I can stop Tierce before he gets to the Turbolift!

As always, open for questions.
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>>1435392
>>That farmboy from Xorth might do over here
I honestly don't want Tierce to die, so we need to do whatever we can to keep him alive
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>>1435392
>Perhaps Captain Tyvek would like to transfer over
Wise, able to speak his mind - sounds like a good XO candidate to me.
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>>1435392
>I'll tap one of my bridge crew with good performance
Internal Promotion sounds like the wisest Idea. Oh and we can bring the Farmboy aboard for his OJT, to see if he has the Gift of Command.
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>>1435392
>Actually . . . maybe I can stop Tierce before he gets to the Turbolift!
Who does he think can run the Lancer?
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>>1435392

>I'll tap one of my bridge crew with good performance
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>>1435392
>That farmboy from Xorth might do over here
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>>1435392
What is the Lancer's specialty?
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>>1435415
Purely anti-fighter. It's an AA Barge in space.
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>>1435415
Killing Starfighters, and little else. But no other ship in the Imperial Navy is as good as it is when it comes to its job.

Except for the Broadside Missile Cruiser
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>>1435415
Anti-starfigthers frigate.
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>>1435392
>>I'll tap one of my bridge crew with good performance
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>>1435392
>Xorth
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>>1435425
>Broadside Missile Cruiser
That thing is beautifull can wipe out any figther screen. To bad is impossible to manuver it.
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>>1435420
Good. He'll be orbiting around us then. We need to keep him alive
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>>1435440
Not to mention ridiculously expensive. I bet the thing costs just as much as an Imperial Star Destroyer in terms of maintenance and supply.
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>>1435434
>I'll tap
I didn't even notice that, but I hope [spoiler[that it's at least a cute girl, if we're tapping them.
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>Xorth Boy first
>Tap a bridge officer next
>Writing
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>>1435472
>Xorth Boy first
>Tap a bridge officer next

That's to lewd senpai.
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>>1435472
I was't aware her Fetish was Double Pen, but alright.
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>>1435472
Can we tap Admiral Oxtroe? She's pretty qt I hear.
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>>1435457
>>1435482
>>1435490


A friendly reminder that the Imperial Navy does not approve of such relationships. Hot, girl-on-girl or otherwise. Senpais are forbidden from noticing their crew
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>>1435493
What about noticing other peoples crews?
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>>1435493
GOD DAMNIT IT ALWAYS ENDS UP LIKE THIS
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>>1435493
Meh Alana is only for a convenient marrige with some imperial burocrat that eill extend the family's power and her own.
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>>1435493
You know who's not in the Navy? Isard-senpai.
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>>1435499
>>1435500
Alana's pure evil ! She's reserved for marrige.
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It takes minutes to contact Turmoil.

"Lieutenant Ralitar," he says. A young man, but hardly a boy, you see the look Tierce had mentioned. A casual resignation, an acceptance of his job, but certainly he does not embrace it. In the old empire, such looks could be common with midshipman and technicians on warships, but to see it in an officer . . . Unthinkable. "Oh, Commander Tyrna, ma'am."

"Lieutenant Ralitar," you begin, "Lieutenant Tierce is on his way over to assume command of Turmoil, because I would like you to serve as Executive Officer for me on board Splinter."

"Uh, me, ma'am?" he asks.

You nod, face concealing any amusement.

"I um. I'm flattered of course, than you commander but . . . I actually would prefer to remain on Turmoil if that's possible."

"I'm afraid you misunderstand, Lieutenant," you continue, "Your command of Turmoil is over regardless. This is not a slight to your abilities, just standard restructuring."

Ralitar still looks uneasy, "Yes, ma'am, I understand. But either way, I would prefer to remain on Turmoil. I've become attached to the ship, ma'am."

You'd never heard of anyone becoming attached to a Lancer before, but you supposed such things could happen.

>This is not a request, Lieutenant, this is an order
>Very well, I'll allow it. You will serve Tierce as his XO, understood?
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>>1435510
>>Very well, I'll allow it. You will serve Tierce as his XO, understood?
If anyone can whip him into shape, Tierce can. Besides, if he doesn't want to change, he won't be efficient here.
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>>1435507
You know who else isn't in the Navy?Cythera-senpai
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>>1435510
>This is not a request, Lieutenant, this is an order
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>>1435510
>This is an order

>Look at his tight farm boy body
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>>1435508
This.

>>1435507
:O LEWD!

>>1435499
The Emperor does not approve of waifu-related activities!
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>>1435519
This is actually really hot to me what the fuck
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>>1435510
>Very well, I'll allow it. You will serve Tierce
Not as his XO though.
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>>1435510
>This is not a request, Lieutenant, this is an order
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>>1435531
That's because Mara Jade a smoking-hot redhead, even though her son looks like a hobbit.
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>>1435510
>Very well, I'll allow it. You will serve Tierce as his XO, understood?
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>>1435534
SO LEWD!!!!
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>>1435510
>>This is not a request, Lieutenant, this is an order
We will beat loyalty and love for the Empire into him and show him what Imperial Furor can do to people like us, who are privileged, but threw it aside to serve our Emperor.
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>>1435510
>This is not a request, Lieutenant, this is an order
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>>1435510
>Very well, I'll allow it. You will serve Tierce as his XO, understood?
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>>1435544
nd once we break the farm boy out of him he will be a true imperial officer.
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>This is not a request, Lieutenant, this is an order

>Writing
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We should blow up Hapes when we get the chance.
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>>1435572
Good idea, those harpies are pirate scum anyway. Destroying their holdings would be doing the Mid-rim a favor.
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"Lieutenant, this is not a request," you narrow your eyes at him., "This is an order."

For a moment, Ralitar's face changes, from casual resignation to a look of determination. A flicker of his eyes shows inner resolve. And then it's gone.

"Yes, ma'am," he says.

"Have your things packed and be aboard Splinter within three hours."

"Three hours," he repeats.

"Tyrna, out."

You close the com and sigh. The navy is so different from how it was when you joined. Things had seemed so simple before Endor. And now . . .

No time to worry about it. You had three ship captains to meet, a task force to organize and, eventually, a military campaign to execute. So much stands ahead of you and yet all you feel is eagerness for the coming fight. Another step forward, another step closer to restoring the rightful order of things.

***

And that wraps this session. I'm at the end of my notes. Next game session is in 19 hours. 7 EST, 11 UTC. As always, follow the game on Twitter for more specific updates.

As always, you guys are great, I have nothing but fun running this. Thanks so much for playing.

>https://twitter.com/DarkEmpireQuest

I'm not going right away, so I am open for banter and questions :D
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>>1435595
Would you be open to having your quest be compared to another?
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>>1435601
How do you mean exactly? I mean I can't stop people from comparing my quest to others lol
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>>1435606
Positively compared to actually. The one I'm thinking about is... A cautionary tale of how mechanics and dice can totally ruin a quest.
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>>1435595
When will the next batch of avengers be ready? Can we get a squadron? Obviously that will go to Vell's squadron since they are our best pilots
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>>1435614
You haven't seen the new compliment of Splitner Group :D

https://pastebin.com/KzYnGSdN

>>1435611
Oh, I love cautionary tales about game mechanics. It's hard to tread the "simple and narritively engaging" vs "Crunchy and mechanical" line. Go ahead, I want to learn.

For the record, I love feedback in general. It's hard to know what works and what doesn't when you're not face to face with players, so don't hesitate to tell me.
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>>1435595
So who's gonna write the smutfiction between Tyrna and Mara?
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>>1435623
Normally I would volunteer lol, but I've got IRL friends who read this and I don't want to be judged :P

Filthy normies
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>>1435627
So if we let Sheev do nothing but study the force, how powerful will you let him get?
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>>1435638
Bro can destroy fleets with nothing but a little willpower and see the future already.

He's kinda like . . . peak performance. He's just more of a schemer than a doer. I mean, I guess he could like pull moons of of their orbits, but that's what super weapons are for, right?

>>1435611
I'm actually still holding on for that cautionary tale, by the way, in case my first answer came off as sarcasm lol
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>>1435638
>if we let Sheev do nothing but study the force
He doesn't have much else to learn, and he's at this moment, the most powerful force user of ALL TIME.
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>>1435651
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth_Nihilus
We need to become the most powerful of all time
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>>1435638
>>1435657
That's also what Vitiate did, and he's actually unimpressive when you look past the hype.

Nihilus was capable of similar things with less than a decade of training.

Exar Kun was capable of greater things with less than four years of study.

Even Set Harth was better at Essence Transfer.

>>1435661
Sidious is already leagues above Nihilus, passively draining his fortress worlds while keeping the populace unawares and doing it from light years away is more impressive than Nihilus' drain power, which he only unlocked through losing his soul.
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>>1435621
>24 Tie/Ad "Avenger" Fighters

Pic related
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>>1435651
Sorry for the delay, had to eat.

Anyway, I won't name names- Oh who am I kidding. It's a quest on anonkun called Twilight of the Republic and it is one huge clusterfuck.

On the character generation alone, the MC is a boy genius with Revan and Lord Hoth's spirits sharing his body with him. Why? Because of the site's broken dice. And it gets worse from there.
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>>1435670
>the MC is a boy genius with Revan and Lord Hoth's spirits sharing his body
So he's double retarded?
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>>1435665
What about the secret to eternal life itself?
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>>1435674
If only you blissfully ignorant peon, if only...

Thanks to those two helping him out along with the fact that he's a genius, the MC literally gets ALL the levels and awesome perks during his education and childhood. Normally perks and skills as powerful and potent as the ones literally handed to him on a silver platter by half-naked Zeltron and Twi'Lek waitresses can only be gained through heroic undertakings and years of practice, here? He literally gets them from the get-go.
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>>1435680
Sidious has what is essentially the perfect Essence Transfer, which is basically immortality.

If you mean an unkillable body, that would take a lot of time that we don't have.

>>1435684
Sounds like abject cancer, is the QM a Revanfag?
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>>1435688
Worse than cancer, the autismos on A-kun love it and decry any who say the writer is out of his mind for allowing the MC to become such a massive Mary Sue as "jealous" or "salty". Apparently, they like a power fantasy where they can literally win at everything forever.
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>>1435665
TO be honest, that's a canon problem. Star wars has so much "one upsmanship" that sith/jedi CREATED later look much better, simply because they had to try to top them. Its why teh Obi v vader duel in Ep 4 looks liek so much crap, or why Luke looks like a chump compared to any random no-name Jedi from Clone Wars. Makes it hard to compare them. I try to levelize them all in my mind and keep what is said in context. Like, Luke is supposed to be a crazy good Jedi, even though he doesn't actually do much with the Force all that much. I'm rambling. Maybe someone will understand what I am saying [/ramble]

>>1435674
>So he's double retarded?
I lol'd

>>1435670
>Sorry for the delay, had to eat.
You are forgiven.

Jesus fuck that sounds nightmarish. And broken dice are why I am so reluctant to have dice rolling things within the game "public facing". I promise you I roll dice behind the scenes, and I am working out a public-facign combat system for force users to fight. Cythera V Luke *cough cough*

Basically, I've learned jsut don't really do character creation like that in a Quest game. I can't see it going well. I let you guys pick Alana's character traits (like her personality to some degree) and her background. I think that works fine. But hey, I'm biased.
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>>1435684
So a mary-sue quest. That sounds like a really shitty quest.
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>>1435694
>>1435691
I Don't understand the obsession with these weird power trip games. I dunno, call me crazy, I've always liked set back, tight spots. and rough situations. The parts of RPs I've always most enjoyed make me go "Oh fuck." and only rarely ones that make me go "Fuck yeah!"

If you reverse those, the game gets dull.
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>>1435692
The only saving grace that clusterfuck of a quest has is that the Galaxy is literally one small step away from becoming a massive bonfire.

It has the Brotherhood of Darkness, the last Sith organization prior to the Banite Sith escaping from the valley of the Jedi, the Black Sun taking over the Underworld with some help from Damask and Palpatine and various other problems. But the biggest crisis faced was Admiral Trench being turned into a CREEEEEEED-like tactical genius by the Dice before being defeated thanks to the help provided by... You guessed it, the Mary Sue MC.
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>>1435700
It gets worse, the more the MC succeeds, the stronger and more broken he becomes. All that shit and he's only 11 as of the most current update of the quest.
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>>1435684
Even halfway through the first chapter this quest is why Muslims ram trucks into people.

>>1435691
Fuck akun desu.

>>1435692
To be fair, nothing tops Dark Empire Sidious, or Grandmaster Luke. Despite what KO/SWTORfags say. Kreia is waterheaded whore who's right less often than reddit.

>Cythera V Luke
I don't see how she can win, RIP our fourth (third) apprentice, who're we replacing her with?

>>1435700
>set back, tight spots. and rough situations.
We're literally Palpatine senpai.

>>1435702
>Brotherhood of Darkness in the Clone Wars
The amount of rage that fills me with is physically painful. And I love the Bane Trilogy, comics, etc. And I liked Kaan (not as a character, or too read about, just the concept.)
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>>1435706
Why would being a genius be something you vote on? That should be left up to the dice, if anything.
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>>1435706
>only 11
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>>1435707
We can only hope TK is kind to us when Cythera faces him and doesn't die and/or he isn't killed too soon.
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Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>1435711
Nah we're rolling that nat 100
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>>1435711
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaI5pSdJML8
Literally me
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>Lord Hoth, who assured peace in the Galaxy for a thousand years

I laughed so hard that I had to stop reading, probably best for my health.

>>1435711
>MFW he Skycock's her
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>>1435709
Not if the dice are literally Wrenloft-tier extreme. But unlike Wrenloft, it never stops rolling good when it really doesn't have to.
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>>1435714
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One more thing, Mary Sue helps his dad find the Katana fleet. And it contributed a significant amount of why Trench and his forces were beaten.
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>>1435714
34? What manner of portent from the Dice gods is this?!
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Rolled 97 (1d100)

>>1435728
It's the light side of the dice, behold the power of the dark side!

It's gonna be less than fifty, kek.
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>>1435725
>Katana fleet
Stop. Next thing he'll find the fucking Sharu Mindharp or something and free the Massasi children from that fucking Snow globe.
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>>1435729
...

Welp. I can only hope Luke loses his mechanical hand instead of his organic one.
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>>1435729
>Rolled 97 (1d100)
>Mfw

And you doubted our power
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>>1435739
Project Blackwing when?
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>>1435737
Whoever has the high ground should roll 1d100+50.

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Sokan

>>1435733
Come now TK, that's child's play, he'll certainly Bring Balance to the Ones.
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>>1435745
Honestly, I'm probably gonna modify and trim down this: http://tinstargames.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/0/2/12026323/matrixrpg.pdf

Which is one of my all time favorite RPG systems btw. Sweet, simple, gets the job done. We're talking 2D6.
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>>1435742
When we have Dac in our mercy.
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>>1435742
Oh god. Please no.

I mean . . . MAYBE later, but yall opted against even making a basic plague so . . . it's gonna be a little while
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>>1435776
Is this Palpatine now?
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>>1435768
Does it have a High Ground mechanic? Does that mechanic take spinning into account? Does it differentiate corkscrew spinning from flipping spinning?

Because a corkscrew allows you to keep the High Ground no matter your position relative to your opponents (see: Sidious vs Windu, Fisto, Kolar, and Tiin) where flipping doesn't change your position relative to your opponents, it may even make you lower (see: Kenobi vs Vader.)
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>>1435782
I prefer the Rutger Hauer/David Bowie Version . . . but yeah.

>>1435785

Omg at first I thought you were for real and I was like "This motherfucker-" but then I read the rest hahahaha
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>>1435786
>Omg at first I thought you were for real and I was like "This motherfucker-" but then I read the rest hahahaha
What are you implying about the ancient art of Sokan?
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>>1435796
>Sokan
I don't know which is worst that it has an article on Wookipedia. That or this:

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Unidentified_duck_individual
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>>1435816
Sokan actually makes sense though, despite how shit the article is.

That's just a reference to another George Lucas film and Marvel property, Howard the Duck.
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>>1435833
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Chair
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>>1435850
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Han_Solo%27s_sky_house
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>>1435860
>Sky-House
>Jedi Prince series
Well that explains that. Nothing more fucking hilarious than trying to make the Jedi Prince shit fit in with canon!

>>1435850
>Chair
WHY IS THERE A LEGENDS ARTICLE AND A CANON ARTICLE. I QUIT STAR WARS FOREVER
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>>1435860
>>1435850
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Most_comfortable_chair_ever_designed

Evil combines forces. If only Space Duke would ride it and execute Sokan.

[spoilers]silent weeping[/spoiler]
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>>1435885
>>1435877
>>1435860
>>1435850
Now *this* is shitposting!
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>>1435665
Im pretty sure a lot of the old republic sith are much stronger than sheev. Sheev's mastery of eesne tranfer is impressive but off the top of my head old sith method for importaltity has binding ghosts to your willing so that they would just dragg your soul back into your corpse everytime you died. In terms of force mastery sheev's s trong but older sith were just and strong and could fight for shit.Then again i never read dark empire I ojnly read stuff set in the old repbulic so I dont know what cool shit sheev pulled off in the extened universe, but I was under the impression most of shhevs power was being able to hide he had power. I mean exar kun was stronger without even really studying.
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>>1436209
Well apparently he is the strongest lightsaber dueler in history, as well has being the first to master the dark side of the force.
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>>1436209
I'm sorry, 1930's blues sensation Lead Belly, but you appear to be vastly underestimating the man to whom we ALL owe our allegiance.

Allow me to elaborate on our mutual lord's virtues.

>One of the finest lightsaber duelists of all time.

No really. In the Clone Wars animated series, he took on Savage Oppress and Darth Maul (an absolute power team at the time) on simultaneously with two lightsabers, and toyed with them for the entire fight. Not once did he show any actual signs of being in danger.

He repeated this stunt, with a single lightsaber, in Episode III, where he took on four of the Jedi Order's finest swordsmen, and eliminated three of them in as many seconds. It's still very unclear whether or not he genuinely lost to Mace Windu (easily the strongest fighter of his time) or faked it in order to ruse Anakin.

He also defeated the Jedi Order's finest member in single combat. Seriously, Yoda got #shrekt so badly he retired to a swamp and hid there for the rest of his days.

And that's just the stuff he pulled in Canon. When we get to the EU, it gets fun. Here's the list:

>Defeated EU Luke Skywalker in lightsaber combat. This is Luke 10 years after he first picked up a lightsaber, he's a genuine badass at this stage.

>Defeated EU Luke in force combat. Not surprising, as Sheev is the master of force fightan, but Luke at this stage was on a fast track to becoming the most powerful EU character of all time. He still got #shrekt by Sheevy P.

>Used Force Drain on the population of an ENTIRE PLANET, with enough skill and subtlety to do so sustainably (without killing them), and without even alerting them to the fact.

>Was able to rip the very fabric of space a new arsehole, just so he could waltz through it and kidnap Luke Skywalker. He also used the same ability to make an entire fleet disappear. Like, BAM. And he could do this from a few sectors away.

>His very voice had hypnotic abilities. He could mind trick you WITHOUT waving his hand. That's Eragon Wordless Spells levels of bullshit.

>He could MAKE PEOPLE FORCE SENSITIVE. Seriously, this isn't a joke. He could reach into your midichlorians and make them do the dirty until you had mind powers. He did this many times for his servants.

>If that's not enough, he had the LITERAL POWER TO CREATE LIFE. You know where Anakin Skywalker came from? SHEEV USED THE FORCE AND BOOM ANAKIN. Holy shit. Your mind is blown now.

>DID I MENTION THAT WHEN HE DIED FOR THE LAST TIME IT TOOK THE COMBINED EFFORTS OF EVERY SINGLE JEDI WHO HAD EVER DIED, EVER TO KEEP HIM FROM COMING BACK?

We're talking literal unlimited power here.
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>>1436225
I stand corrected
he also had a great sense of humor.
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>>1436227
kek
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>>1436209
What is this picture for ants doing here?
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>>1436225
>If that's not enough, he had the LITERAL POWER TO CREATE LIFE. You know where Anakin Skywalker came from? SHEEV USED THE FORCE AND BOOM ANAKIN. Holy shit. Your mind is blown now.

Source?
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>>1436229
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>>1436225
This was a joy to read. Thank you, governor.
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>>1436237
Wibbles isn't entirely correct on that one, but he did help Plagueis in the ritual that may or may not have created Anakin Skywalker.
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>>1436238
This is incredible. I will incorporate these new theories into my game.
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>>1436262
The Rule of Two is actually based on the High Ground as well, as is the Rule of One.
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>>1436262
Obi Wan was the master of the high ground
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>>1436251
Do you think we'll get to the attacks today?
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>>1436528
quite possibly. It's hard to say
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>>1436559
When we got our new ships, did we get equipped with any special vehicles/ground forces/boarding craft? Any special bombs?
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Welcome back to Dark Empire.

Last we left our "Heroes": Darth Cythera and her crew aboard the Star Destroyer Blood Oath are seeking out Luke Skywalker and his Jedi, using bounty hunters to track down leads while the Shadow Mages search for the Jedi in the force.

Emperor Palpatine discovered through the force, and through Isard, his Director of Intelligence, that the Rebels were gearing up for a counter attack on Kuat from Commenor. Deciding to use this to his advantage, the Emperor opted to lay a trap for the Rebellion at Kuat, drawing in their fleet, trapping it, and destroying it. The Emperor himself will be present at the battle aboard his flagship, Tarkin.

Finally, newly promoted Commander Alana Tyrna returned to her task force and command aboard Splinter, reluctantly assigning her XO, Lieutenant Tierce, to command her new Lancer-Class frigate, Turmoil.

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>https://twitter.com/DarkEmpireQuest
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There is much to do in preparation for the coming fight. Splinter has had a nearly complete systems overhaul, necessary after your gunnery officer, Lieutenant Zepal "pulled all stops" on the guns at Coruscant and burned out countless power couplings. You've seen manifests that also report two of your aging Tie/LN squadrons have been replaced by brand new, Tie/Ad "Avengers", fresh off of the assembly lines at Byss.

The Splinter task force, now seven ships strong, is gathered in the Lolnar system along with the rest of Admiral Yazz's fleet, awaiting final orders to execute Operation Maelstrom. To that end, there are three major points of business to conduct. Meeting personally with your new XO, meeting the captains of your new Carracks, and inspecting the new additions to your fighter corps.

Lieutenant Ralitar, the young conscript from Xorth and your new XO, is likely still orienting himself during his move over from Turmoil to Splinter, so you opt to let him have more time. You likewise don't feel up to meeting new captains, so instead you decide to visiting Lieutenant Vells and see the new fighters first hand.

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"Aren't they beauties, commander?" Vells asks as the two of you walk the polished, shining, deck plates of Splinter's hangar, marveling at the parked Tie Avengers.

"They suit you, Vells," you reply.

"You're kriffing right, commander," he laughed, "Anything that keeps me alive longer than a blister gnat suits me, if you ask."

The Avengers were shielded, heavily armed, and had internal hyperdrives. Finally, a starfighter that could compete head on with the Rebellion's X-Wings. Of course, they came into production ten years too late to prevent the disaster at Endor and the Withdrawal.

"They really listened to your report, commander," Vells marveled, "Those old Ties are flying coffins."

"Don't expect them to disappear any time soon," you reply. "If there's one thing in abundance in this new Empire, it's inertia."

"That and low-quality recruits," Vells muses.

"You sound like you've been talking with Lieutenant Tierce," you reply.

"Hmm?" Vells is puzzled, "No, we just got our latest batch of pilot replacements and I've been tasked with training them. "but . . . By the Emperor, ma'am! Where are we dredging up these Moof-milkers to fly for us? I know Tie pilots don't have a reputation for brains, but these guys don't even have their fangs out." Vells sighs and waves his hand back toward the landed fighters, "I mean, we're scooping up every dirt farmer in the Core, even girls! What's next, Xenos?" Vells pauses and looks at you, realizing who he's talking to and pales. "Er, apologies commander."

"I'd have thought you'd learned what females were capable of in the Imperial navy," you reply coolly.

"Yes, ma'am I have. Please excuse my misspeak," Vells replies bashfully.

"This time," you reply with the hint of a smile, "Ensure it doesn't happen again. But I've heard the same complaints from Lieutenant Tierce. We simply don't have Academy graduates to throw into pilot positions."

>You'll have to do the best with what you have
>You don't give them enough credit
>I'll see what I can do to get some more quality pilots (Speak with Admiral Yazz)
>I'll try some unofficial channels (Speak with your Father)

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>>1437547
>>You don't give them enough credit
In a battle, even the most unlikely of people step up to the plate. You know that just as well as I do, Vells. I know you'll do great
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>>1437547
>Hound there asses to make them up to sniff then.
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>>1437547
>>1437547
>>You'll have to do the best with what you have
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>>1437547
I believe that you could make good tie pilots out of a Jawa, do the best with what you have I have every bit of confidence in you
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>writing
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With Vells and the fighters out of the way, you decide might as well get a feel for your new captains. They command small ships, really just for skirmishing duty, but nonetheless you feel it's important to get a feel for your subordinates.

The Carracks each carry four Tie/Lns on external racks, accounting for 1 squadron all told. Carrack's are fairly well armed for their size, they are fast and maneuverable. In packs, they can be quite deadly.

The three new Carracks are Obligation, Might of Eriadu, and Thrasher. Their captains assemble aboard Splinter for small, fairly informal meeting. These sort of things are really just used as a sort of "disclaimer" for the kind of commander they serve under, and a way for you to try to win them over by detailing your command style and accomplishments. When the three men arrive and settle down, you turn up the "Coreworlder" on them, pulling all stops and really letting your aristocratic credentials show. You've used this sort of tactic before, as a way of showing that you are, in fact, somebody worth paying attention to in this navy. You list your commands and battle honors, starting with Endor, that usually got people's attention.

All the while, you scope out the sort of people they are.

Obligation is captained by Dagross, a bombastic officer of the old school, perhaps a bit heavier than he had a right ot be in the military. He was attentive, but bored looking through your meeting. At first you thought it curious that such a traditional officer would mind the words of a female officer, until you realize from his own method of speaking, he likewise comes from an important family. Form his accent, you guess Coruscant. Likely a political appointee.

Might of Eriadu is captained by Skevins. Skevins looks fresh from the academy. His expression is dull, his answers are to your queries are rehearsed and predictable. Hailing from Empress Teta, he has "by the book" laser-engraved into his forehead. If somewhere in there it turns out he has an original thought, he may someday make a decent captian.

Thrasher is captained by Alouin, another obvious mark. Alouin is easy to label as a conscript. The most obvious difference is that conscripts seem to have an "are we there yet" attitude. They merely want to survive their service term and go home to whatever lackluster planet they hail from. Alouin's accent is hard to place, but it sounds to be from somewhere on the Rim perhaps. He must be one of the unfortunates, or the true converts, who stayed with the Empire even as their home world was left behind. He is reluctant to speak and is withdrawn during your meeting.

>Write in questions/comments for the Carrack captains
>Very good, now we should meet with our new XO
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"You don’t give them enough credit," you reply "In a battle, even the most unlikely of people step up to the plate. You know that just as well as I do."

Vells snorts, "yeah, but my confidence in them won't do much to stop them from taking a proton torpedo up their exhaust port. Plus, I'd rather not have to hope the guy watching my six happens to be a 'diamond in the rough'."

"Then trying having some faith in yourself. You being alive this long isn't a fluke. I believe that you could make a good tie pilot out of a Jawa."

Vells nodded, "This is true."

"And in any case, they're all you're going to get. Do your best to whip them into shape and maybe we can use them to grab a world with better pilots. Corellia maybe?"

"I'd drink to that," Vells says, "When we get to Coronet City, I owe you one."

"And I'll take you up on it," you return.

For fuck sake. I posted out of order cause my browser is jacked up. 4chan giving "connection errors" sorry. This one is One, previous one is Two
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>>1437690
>>Write in questions/comments for the Carrack captains

I am sure you know the role your ships are famous for. In the upcoming battles, I have no doubt I will use you three as my hammer. You three will be working in tandem, so I hope you three all like each other
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FYI, my browsers are acting fucky. Periodically not letting my post. I apologize for delay or excessive fuckyness.

Like above out of order posts.
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>>1437709
"I am sure you know the role your ships are famous for. In the upcoming battles, I have no doubt I will use you three as my hammer. You three will be working in tandem, so I hope you three all like each other."

The three captains look puzzled and exchange barely veiled glances of confusion.

Skevins speaks up, "Well, ma'am. We've only just met but . . . We're officers of the Imperial Navy, we will do what we must."
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>>1437738
"Don't act so grim. You gentlemen will do fine. I know you know about my nickname, but I like to think I got it from the fact that I don't leave very many enemies alive."
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>>1437746
"Don't act so grim. You gentlemen will do fine. I know you know about my nickname, but I like to think I got it from the fact that I don't leave very many enemies alive."

Dagross chuckles approvingly, but both Skevins and Alouin look unnerved.

"We're aware of your reputation, commander," Dagross says, "Hell, it's the only reason I agreed to serve under you, if you pardon me saying so. I don't think you'll have any problems when it comes to combat," he looks to either of his companions, "at least where me and my people are concerned."
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>>1437771
>>1437738
My goddam trips.
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>>1437771
Well now that we have that settled, let's head on over to meet our new XO
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>>1437782
>writing
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After a few more formalities, you conclude the meeting and thank the captains for their time. They seem capable enough, at any rate, they'll draw fire from your ship in a pinch. Now, to meet the XO.

You find Lieutenant Ralitar already on the bridge, surprisingly punctual for someone who seems quite reluctant to even be aboard your ship.

"Captain Tryna," he begins upon seeing you, "I wanted to apologize for any miscommunication we had previously. I didn't want to seem like I didn't want to follow your orders. To be honest, I'm just a little nervous about serving as your XO. I'm not sure I have what it takes, but I am willing to learn, ma'am."

>That's what I like to hear, Lieutenant!
>Ensure it does not happen again, my orders are not requests
>You don't feel prepared to serve as an XO? Is it a deficiency in your training?
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>>1437795
>>That's what I like to hear, Lieutenant!
Battle forges us. I'll know after this campaign whether you're ready for it or not
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>>1437795
>That's what I like to hear, Lieutenant!

Work hard and try to learn as best you can as we go along.
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>That's what I like to hear, Lieutenant!
>writing
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Test
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Okay, so every time I try to post the next turn, I get "connection error' multiple browsers. Post-reboot, etc. Wtf.
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>>1437969
It's been happening to a bunch of other people. I blame Hiroshimoot
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Yeah I straight up cannot post the next turn. This is bogus.
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"That's what I like to hear, lieutenant! Battle forges us. I'll know after this campaign whether you're ready for it or not."

Ralitar smirks, "Yes, I suppose that's true."

"Work hard and try to learn as best you can as we go along," You add.
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"Yes, ma'am. I just want to start taking responsibilities as soon as possible. I don't want to be avoided for duties just because of my background."

(2/4)
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"Don't worry about that," you say, "I'm not one to avoid handing out work."

(3/?)
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"Good. Between you and me, ma'am, without having gone through the academy, it's hard to earn trust in the navy."

>Which I think is monstrously unfair.
>You'll earn trust on the battlefield
>Since you're hardly a volunteer for this war, you can't blame people for their attitudes
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>>1438033
>>You'll earn trust on the battlefield
I still believe in meritocracy in the Empire
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>>1438033
>You'll earn trust on the battlefield
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>>1438033
>You'll earn trust on the battlefield
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>>1438033
>You'll earn trust on the battlefield
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>>1438046
No worries and it's not just with you. Lot's of QM's are having difficulty in posting today.
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>You'll earn trust on the battlefield
>Writing
Well, TRYING to, the reply field at the top of the thread seems to work okay.
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"You'll earn trust on the battlefield," you reply confidently.

"Yeah," Ralitar smiles back at you, "I'm sure I will."

The next day or so is abuzz with activity as final preparations are undertaken. Each task seems to be "one last thing", but as you well know, you can never truly be prepared enough for combat.

"Orders coming in, ma'am," An ensign says as they approach, handing you a datapad. "From Admiral Yazz."

"Splinter Task Force is to make for Trellen at once and hold the system while the fleet proceeds to Corellian," you read aloud.

"We're just a flank guard?" Ralitar asks.

"Tierce won't be happy about that," you say absently. Your former XO was a Corellian native, and though he hadn't said anything, you suspected he had a vested interest in liberating his home. But, seeing as how in the navy you weren't given choices- "Prepared the task force to move out, recover the Ties and let's get ready to go," You instruct the ensign who handed you the pad.

"I'll pass the word, ma'am," Ralitar replies. "I want to stay busy."

You nod, "Very well. See to it."

The task force reorients itself to point, roughly, at the Trellen system. Jump coordinates are confirmed, double checked, and executed, sending the seven ships of your task force hurtling into the tangled web of hyperspace. The jump is a short one with a single stop to reorient and jump again. You ships emerging on the other side in orbit of Trellen some minutes later.

All of your ships but one.

"If this is a 'welcome back' prank," you say, your teeth clenched, "I am not laughing."

"No, ma'am," your sensor operator replies. "Thrasher is nowhere on our scopes." The ensign turns back to you with apologetic eyes, "They were with us at the rendezvous point, though!"

"Find that ship, ensign!" Ralitar orders.

"Sir!"

You feel a cold sweat. Ships did occasionally become lost in hyperspace. But such things were rare. Even more rare in the navy, which took stringent safeguards to ensure fleets arrived on target in one piece. Possibilities were beginning to tick off in your mind. Perhaps the navigator on Thrasher had grossly miscalculated, extreme negligence was unlikely, but possible. With conscripts watching conscripts, mistakes like that could slip through theoretically. Or perhaps the Rebels or some warlord had snagged it with an interdictor cruiser, barely missing the rest of your task force.

>Double back the whole Task Force to the rendezvous point
>Send one of our other Carracks back to find it
>Inform Admiral Yazz one of your ships is missing
>No reason to report anything, until there's something to report, we'll wait for them to arrive for a bit longer.
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>>1438154
>>No reason to report anything, until there's something to report, we'll wait for them to arrive for a bit longer.
Jesus Christ
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>>1438154
>No reason to report anything, until there's something to report, we'll wait for them to arrive for a bit longer.
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>>1438154
inform the admiral
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>>1438154
>Send one of our other Carracks back to find it
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>>1438154
Hang on
Did those conscripts just mutinee on us?
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>>1438154

>Send one of our other Carracks back to find it
>Inform Admiral Yazz one of your ships is missing
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>>1438211
That's probably what happened god damn it
I change my vote to >>1438230
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>Send one of our other Carracks back to find it
>writing
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>>1438154
>>1438230
Amendment: send three tie avengers since they have hyperdrive. Simple retrieval is simple, but if it's mutiny or enemy action at least one of the three should be able to report.
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>>1438240
>>1438237
Good idea lets just go with this
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>>1438154
Changing my vote to support this anon:
>>1438240
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>>1438211
>Did those conscripts just mutinee on us?
That's what i suspect.
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"Send Might of Eriadu- no, Skevins doesn't have enough imagination for this. Have Obligation follow our course back, if Thrasher is lost or in trouble, they'd be able to assist," You say.

"Yes, ma'am. But . . .shouldn't we inform the admiral?" Ralitar asks.

"Not this moment," you reply. Wait, the Avengers have hyperdrives, maybe you could send a flight of them? "Belay that, lieutenant. Send out a flight of Avengers, have them scour that hyperlane. We'll leave Obligation in reserve until they find anything."

Your crew acknowledge your frantically changing orders. You feel the pressure of a ticking clock and you're not sure why, it could be a simple technical problem. You'd lost ships in combat, but you shuddered to imagine what this conversation with Admiral Yazz would look like, having lost a brand new cruiser.

You watch Obligation begin to wheel about, preparing to execute their own jump even while three Tie/Ads are disgorged from your bay and streak to the rear. As you consider the worst, a dirty word begins to rise in the back of your mind. Mutiny.

"Uh . . . Commander Tyrna?" Your comms officer calls. "Something strange is happening onboard Turmoil, ma'am."

"Explain," you have no patience for vagueness, not now.

"They've tried to raise us on holocom twice now, ma'am and both times closed the channel before we could acknowledge." The comms officer fiddles with their board. "Now they aren't responding to our hails."

You can't help but look up out of the forward viewport at the Lancer Frigate, cruising serenely along beside you. "Tierce, what in the Eternal Core are you doing?" you mutter.

>Keep trying to raise them on coms, they may have technical problems
>Sensors, is there any change in Turmoil's status?
>Prepare my shuttle and a detachment of stormtroopers, I'd like to check on Turmoil personally
>Lieutenant Ralitar, take a shuttle and some stormtroopers and find out what the trouble is
>We can't spare any officers, send a detachment of stormtroopers over
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>>1438283
>Keep trying to raise them on coms, they may have technical problems
>Sensors, is there any change in Turmoil's status?
>Prepare my shuttle and a detachment of stormtroopers, I'd like to check on Turmoil personally
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>>1438283
Could we pull in the ship with our tractor beam?
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>>1438283
>>Sensors, is there any change in Turmoil's status?
>We can't spare any officers, send a detachment of stormtroopers over

God dammit the conscripts are revolting!!
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>>1438283
>Sensors, is there any change in Turmoil's status?
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That explains why Ralitar wanted to stay in his ship! The fucker wanted to run away. O my god Tierce is in trouble send a shuttle with storm troopers!!
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>>1438293
No. Not really. Even assuming the ship does not resist, your docking bay is 100 meters long, Turmoil is 250. Too big.

>>1438294
>God dammit the conscripts are revolting!!
Hey! That's not a nice thing to say, I think they look fine.
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>>1438301
Oh man it's all coming together
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>>1438283
Fuck! Keep on eye on our new XO if it is a peasant mutiny he might have wanted to stay on that ship for a reason
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>>1438283
>>Prepare my shuttle and a detachment of stormtroopers, I'd like to check on Turmoil personally
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>>1438312
>wanting to leave you ship in the command of our rebellios XO.

That fucker will take our ship of sabotage it if we leave him be. We should arrest him imediatly.
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>>1438322
I wasn't planning on leaving it with him. You;re right, we should detain him
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>>1438329
He's the XO anon, when we aren't on our ship he's the one in command.
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>Sensors, is there any change in Turmoil's status?
Has it by a very small margin, since there is some disagreement about other options, I'll not include any others for now.
>writing
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>>1438294
>the conscripts are revolting

TRAITOR
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"Is there any change in Turmoil's status?" you ask sensors. "No ma'am," the sensor operator reports, "Near as we can tell they are running normally, no obvious malfunctions."

If machinery wasn't to blame, the human element was. You cast a backward glance at Lieutenant Ralitar. Studying him carefully. His expression is blank, his hands clasped behind his back. Tight. He casts you a quick look, your eyes meet, and he looks away just as quickly.

>Trooper, arrest and detain Lieutenant Ralitar, immediately
>What is your assessment of the situation, Lieutenant?
>Send a shuttle of Stormtroopers over to investigate at once.
>Get me Admiral Yazz on the comm
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>>1438345
>What is your assessment of the situation, Lieutenant?

>Send a shuttle of Stormtroopers over to investigate at once.

He's a fucking rebel spy isn't he?
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>>1438345
>>Send a shuttle of Stormtroopers over to investigate at once.
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>>1438345
>What is your assessment of the situation, Lieutenant?
>Send a shuttle of Stormtroopers over to investigate at once.
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>>1438345
>What is your assessment of the situation, Lieutenant?
>Send a shuttle of Stormtroopers over to investigate at once.
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>>1438345
>What is your assessment of the situation, Lieutenant?
>Send a shuttle of Stormtroopers over to investigate at once
Lieutenant, you have five Emperor loving seconds to tell me what's going on here or or I will pistol whip you to death myself.
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I can't wait until we single handedly shoot every rebel on the sjip
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>>1438371
Oh no we ain't shooting them. Those fuckers are going to be thrown out of the airlock
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>>1438374
I was thinking about that too, but I am deciding what would make a better story
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>What is your assessment of the situation, Lieutenant?
>Send a shuttle of Stormtroopers over to investigate at once
inb4 comm malfunction
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>>1438383
Definetly air lock half or 1/3 of then and send their leader to slave camp.
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>>1438396
Nah, we're killing them all for being traitors.
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>>1438401
I'm tottaly okay with it.
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"Lieutenant Ralitar," you say, not daring to look back at your XO, "What is your assessment of the situation?"

"Ma'am?"

"You assessment, lieutenant."

"Well, whatever happened to Thrasher could have happened to Turmoil. Some kind of stellar radiation could have effected their computers."

"Stellar radiation you think?" you ask.

There is a long silence before Ralitar responds, "I'm really not sure ma'am."

You turn and walk past your dumbfounded XO to a nearby ensign, "Raise the onboard garrison, I want a detachment of Stormtroopers onboard a Lambda and on their way to Turmoil at once."

"Yes ma'am!"

Ralitar says nothing, watching you with dark eyes as you move across the bridge.

You make a point of not leaving your back to him, suddenly feeling very naked without your sidearm, though you've never had occasion to carry one on the bridge of your own ship.

Minutes tick by slowly. No word on Thrasher, and no response from Turmoil, though there is no apparent change on board.

You watch as a Lambda shuttle cruises out from underneath your bow, headed for the nearby Lancer-class.

"Turmoil, this is Sergeant WG-121. Your orders are to stand to and prepare to be boarded, confirm." you heard the gruff voice of a stormtrooper echo from your ships comm system.

No response from Turmoil as the Lambda draws ever closer.

"Turmoil, this is-"

A series of laser bolts streak out from Turmoil and shred the starboard side of the Lambda, punching quickly through the shuttle's shield.

Another gun joins in and the stricken shuttle detonates in a fireball.

There is a series of exclamations across the bridge. Turmoil begins pulling away from Splinter, slowly, given her class. Before you can order any change in course, her engines begin to throttle down and deactivate completely, leaving her dead in the water.

All eyes are on you.

>Arrest Ralitar
>Fire on Turmoil with Ion cannons to disable her guns and prepare to launch a second boarding party
>Try to hail Turmoil
>Contact Admiral Ralitar
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>>1438424
Fucked up choices. Should be:
>Confront Ralitar
>Contact Admiral Yazz
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>>1438424
>>Fire on Turmoil with Ion cannons to disable her guns and prepare to launch a second boarding party
>Contact Admiral Ralitar
>Arrest Ralitar
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>>1438424
>Fire on Turmoil with Ion cannons to disable her guns and prepare to launch a second boarding party
>Contact Admiral Yazz

We can do both.
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>>1438424
>Arrest Ralitar
>Fire on Turmoil with Ion cannons to disable her guns and prepare to launch a second boarding party
>Contact Admiral Ralitar
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>>1438435
Don't arrest him yet. He came to our ship for a reason i don't think he's just a normal conscript. Besides we don't have our sidearm with us and i doubt anyone in the bridge has it too.
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>>1438424
>Arrest Ralitar, stun if possible.
>Fire on Turmoil with Ion cannons to disable her guns and prepare to launch a second boarding party
>Contact Admiral Ralitar
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>>1438444
>i doubt anyone in the bridge has it too
There is always a token storm trooper guard on teh bridge, 2-4 of them
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>>1438448
I still want to wait and see his reaction.
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>>1438424
In order:

>Arrest Ralitar

>>Fire on Turmoil with Ion cannons to disable her guns and prepare to launch a second boarding party

>Contact Admiral Ralitar
Say: "There appears to be a coordinated attempt at mutiny from multiple ships in my squadron. Please be aware we do not know if the mutineers are aligned with the rebel scum or have spread their influence to further sections of the larger battle group. I will advise if the situation changes."
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Rather than sell them to slavery or kill them, I say we round them up for the Dark Side Adepts to play with.
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>>1438453
Forgot to add:

>Write in: send for a detachment of stormtroopers to secure the bridge and send reinforcements to other critical areas of the ship (i.e. gunnery control, engineering, etc.)
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>>1438460
We could get a favor because of it...
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And god dammit they killed the sergeant.
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>>1438465
And stroke their egos if they had known/suspected there would be mutiny.
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>>1438465
Mutiny from ships under your command it a textbook case of leadership incompetence. Let's see how far this conspiracy has spread and take our own steps to control the fallout before we start anticipating banking favors with darksiders.
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>Arrest Ralitar
>Fire Ions on Turmoil
>Contact Yazz

All three were very popular with only Fire edging ahead by one vote. I will do them all.

>Writing
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>>1438487
Well we gotta disable it before it attempts to jump and get it recaptured.
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"Trooper," you look to one of the nearby sentries, "Arrest and detain Lieutenant Ralitar at once."

The trooper cocks his head, "Ma'am?"

You flash your eyes, "Was any part of my order unclear?"

"N-no ma'am." The trooper draws his carbine and aims it at Ralitar, "Lieutenant."

Ralitar hardly reacts, he looks at the trooper and looks at you, "You were the first person to show me any respect in this navy, Tyrna. It's too bad you only judge my worth by my usefulness in war."

You don't reply, looking down your nose at the would-be mutineer. "Take this scum out of my sight," you instruct the trooper and turn back to the view port with a confident air. Internally, you were worried.

How much of the navy was conscripts at this point? Nearly the whole stormtrooper corps, Vell's Tie pilots. How many of Zepal's gunners? How many of the technicians who repaired the damage to this ship? Previously, a strong officer corps had kept them in line but . . . You had to wonder what the percentage was of volunteers to conscripts on board Thrasher and Turmoil. You had to imagine it was dangerously high.

"Have Lieutenant Zepal's Ion batteries knock out Turmoil at once."

"Yes, ma'am."

"And prepare three boarding parties. It seems we have to reclaim Turmoil."

Ralitar is led off the bridge, and azure bolts of energy lance out of Splinter's port side batteries, electrical arcs dancing across Turmoil as her power systems fail, shutting down weapons, shields, engines, life support. Everything. Hopefully it wasn't too late.

"Launch boarding teams once Turmoil is confirmed disabled." As you speak, you shuddered to imagine what would have happened had you been aboard that shuttle. This just solidified in your mind how inappropriate it was for a flag officer to "go down with the troops".

You watch three Lambda shuttles headed for the nearby Turmoil, approaching cautiously, and ultimately settling onto its hull while cutting torches get to work. Boarding a ship was messy, bloody business. You'd seen after action holovids about it. You hoped your troopers weren't too late to take control of the ship.

You turn away from the boarding action and approach your comms officer, "Send a message to Admiral Yazz, high priority. Message as follows: there appears to be a coordinated attempt at mutiny from multiple ships in my squadron. Please be aware we do not know if the mutineers are aligned with the rebel scum or have spread their influence to further sections of the larger battle group. I will advise if the situation changes. Message ends."

The comm officer types it out, wide eyed and nods along. "Yes ma'am, of course. I'll send it right away." As he types, you think you may detect a hint of an outer rim accent. You try not to think about how he came to join the navy.

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>>1438531
God dammit now i'm starting to get paranoid...
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Before long, reports start coming back, your boarding teams targeted at the bridge have taken heavy losses from mutineers on board who seemed to have seized control of the Combat Information Center. Teams dispatched to engineering report friendly forces under an enterprising ensign have secured the facility, and preventing the ship from escaping or jumping away by shutting down the hyperdrive and sublight engines.

The platoon that targeted the gunnery section reports they've successfully cleared out the firing controls with minor casualties, though it looks like the area was taken violently by the mutineers, there are numerous casualties.

Currently, the remainder of the ship must be carefully swept, but the mutineers are only known to control the bridge where they are barricaded in, and demanding to speak with you.

>A precise turbolaser strike to the bridge will finish them off
>Attempt to storm the bridge again, take it by force
>I will speak with the mutineers via holocom
>Keep them bottled up in the bridge, we'll await orders from Yazz
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>>1438539
>I will speak with the mutineers via holocom
please be okay Tierce...
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>>1438539
>I will speak with the mutineers via holocom
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>>1438539
>I will speak with the mutineers via holocom
>Keep them bottled up in the bridge, we'll await orders from Yazz.

Its not like they are going anywhere, also can we shut down life support and power to the bridge and other rebel controlled areas?
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>>1438539
>I will speak with the mutineers via holocom
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>>1438544
>can we shut down life support and power to the bridge and other rebel controlled areas?
Ship already has no power, their time is limited, but still significant. They won't die any time soon.
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>under an enterprising ensign have secured the facility,

Well guess someone is getting a promotion.
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>>1438547
it doesn't need to be soon, They just need to made it think soon and they'll crack. Unless these are rebel spec ops, In which case we have bigger problems.
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>>1438548
That was just what I was thinking
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So guys will we trade prisioners and get our XO back?
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>>1438539
>>I will speak with the mutineers via holocom
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>>I will speak with the mutineers via holocom
>writing
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