Welcome back to Dark Empire Quest, where you the players aid the reborn Emperor Palpatine and Imperial Commander Alana Tyrna as they fight to rebuild the Galactic Empire after the crushing defeat at Endor and the subsequent collapse. We will guide their choices, deal with the consequences of their actions, and work to ensure the Empire rises once again.Important links:Archive>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=Dark+EmpirePastebin for info dumps (Check the new character list!)>https://pastebin.com/u/Timekiller21Twitter feed I use to announced planned 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/I allow between ten and twenty minutes for voting depending on the importance of the issue and how divided the vote is. If the vote is tied up, I usually allow an extra five minutes for a tie breaker, and if no one votes, I roll for the tie breaker (The will of the dark side).I always try to incorporate (and encourage) write ins if they don't violate the spirit of voted decisions, though I may edit or tweak them to fit better.I also am always open for questions. I'll just ask that they stay relevant to current events in the quest, or at least the near future. ***Previously:>>1456857Alana scored a decisive victory over the Rebels at Trellen, though at great personal cost. With that, coupled with Yazz's victory over the Imperial Remnants at Corellia, a vast swath of the Core is now under Rebel control. Not to mention a crushing victory over the Rebellion was scored at Kuat, bolstering morale across the Empire. More immediately, Darth Cythera is seeking to find and kill Jedi Master Luke Skywalker. She has learned his location from a group of bounty hunters. They informed the Dark Lord that Skywalker has established a small Jedi training facility on the frozen world of Rhen Var.
You are Sith Lord Darth Cythera. Once known as Mara Jade, now the Emperor's apprentice. Your mission is to track down and kill Luke Skywalker. You have made a decision to make the journey to Rhen Var aboard a less conspicuous ship than your Star Destroyer Blood Oath. For this task, you have been given a prototype vessel colloquially called a "Sith Cruiser". It is officially a Korriban-Class Assault Ship. A long range, stealthy vessel that comes equipped with a squadron of Tie Avengers and a company of Shadowtroopers as well as necessary landing craft and a pair of Infiltrators, stealth craft that you are told base their original design on one utilized by the Emperor's first apprentice. Korriban exists as the first of an envisioned class of vessels to bridge the gap between Navy and Dark Order, allowing Dark Siders to travel at will throughout the galaxy, executing the Emperor's will. With that settled, it remains for you to decide on how you will be accompanied to Rhen Var for your engagement with Luke. Going more or less alone would be a powerful show of confidence and strength. However, bringing backup may help even the odds, even at the cost of some pride and prestige. >I won't take any chances, I will bring Sedriss and his best warriors with me> pair of Blackguards in case I run into trouble should be enough>I am a Dark Lord of the Sith. I need no help
>>1468697>>I won't take any chances, I will bring Sedriss and his best warriors with meThe Emperor wants this done. We will not put on any fancy tricks
>>1468697>I won't take any chances, I will bring Sedriss and his best warriors with me
>I won't take any chances, I will bring Sedriss and his best warriors with me>Writing
>>1468697>I won't take any chances, I will bring Sedriss and his best warriors with meThis will alow us to thin out the people after our on power. We know it's a trap the others don't need to know that.
There's no reason to take chances. You decide that Sedriss and a cadre of his best warriors would come. They boarded the ship at the same time as just about everyone else. Korriban was being prepped for its maiden voyage, discounting the trip from Byss to Coruscant. You ensured you were there personally to meet the Dark Siders to accompany you. First off the shuttle was Executor Sedriss himself. Looking more like a mischievous Swoop jockey than a military leader. The devious grin on his face didn't help. Accompanying him were four others. A rough looking bunch in battle armor. The first of the Blackguard, trained up from the Dark Side elite."Darth Cythera," Sedriss says as he steps from the ramp. "My my, how time flies. I recall when you were merely another student under my wing. Now look at you, running errands for the Emperor himself." he pauses, "Although, that doesn't seem to be much of a chance from Emperor's Hand.">Palpatine selected me to kill Skywalker, not you>You'll watch your tone around a Dark Lord>Don't let it get to you, Sedriss. It's nothing personal. The Empire is a meritocracy>write-in
>>1468793>Don't let it get to you, Sedriss. It's nothing personal. The Empire is a meritocracy
>>1468793>look, I dont like you and you dont like me but we both are servants of the empire. So let's get this done and after we can go back to mutual antipathy
>>1468793>>Don't let it get to you, Sedriss. It's nothing personal. The Empire is a meritocracyDamn right it is, but also a little of this>>1468820
>>1468793Add this bit too.>>1468820
>>1468841Ops forgot to vote>>1468793>Don't let it get to you, Sedriss. It's nothing personal. The Empire is a meritocracy
>Don't let it get to you, Sedriss. It's nothing personal. The Empire is a meritocracyand some >look, I dont like you and you dont like me but we both are servants of the empire. So let's get this done and after we can go back to mutual antipathy>writing
"Don't take it personally, big guy," you say in a mock soothing tone, "It's nothing personal. The Empire is a meritocracy."Sedriss scowls back at you, anger simmering. "Is that so?" he asks, "In that case I would imagine the illustrious apprentice would be able to handle a measly jedi."You shake your head, folding your arms over your chest, "Look, I don't like you and you don't like me but we both are servants of the empire. So let's get this done and after we can go back to mutual antipathy.""You're weak, Jade. You're a spy playing at war," Sedriss retorts, "I have no fear of you, and I feel no need to accept your measly peace offering. The Emperor is best served by his most able servants." he sneers, "I happen to know who that is, but unfortunately we can't all have the same kind of . . . close relationship you share.">Just what are you insinuating?>Whatever. Just deal with it Sedriss. We're leaving>Perhaps you want to put your credits were your mouth is and prove how tough you are?
>>1468879>>Whatever. Just deal with it Sedriss. We're leavingUnlike you, I have a job and commitments to do. I didn't get to where I am by complaining and threatening.
>>1468879>Whatever. Just deal with it Sedriss. We're leaving
>Whatever. Just deal with it Sedriss. We're leaving>writing
"Whatever," you shrug. "I don't care what you think, Sedriss. Just deal with it. Unlike you, I have bigger problems to worry about. I can't afford to just complain about every little thing that doesn't go my way like you can."You don't give the Executor time to respond, turning and sauntering away. "Start plotting a course for Rhen Var," you order a passing officer. You were just going to have to let out all this pent up frustration on Skywalker. Once you got to him. Provided he was still there.(1/2)
Kuat was a bloodbath. You are Emperor Palpatine. Sitting in your ever-present throne, you lean back, eyes closed, savoring the memory. You remembered feeling the echoes of the Rebels thoughts through the force, the hope and excitement they felt upon seeing Kuat virtually undefended. And what a boon, an Imperial fleet in drydock as well, more ships to capture for the Rebel war effort!You remembered feeling these sensations sink as your fleets arrived behind them, interdictor cruisers powering up their gravity well generators, forming a virtually impenetrable wall behind them. The pitiful mutinies across your navy meant nothing. In practice, it resulted only in a dozen or so small escort craft "vanishing" across your navy, and a failed attempt to seize control over an Imperial-Class. Numerically, it was equivalent to a lost skirmish, and best of all, it was not in time to warn the Rebellion about the Kuat trap.The Rebels completely flat footed. Your fleets fell on them from hypserspace, turbolasers pumping death. You had numerical superiority and you had the element of surprise. As Tie Avengers and Shadow Droids devastated their fighter formations, Tarkin and your Star Destroyers savaged their capital ships, rending hulls up and breaking ships like twigs.What had been four Rebel combat fleets was barely one when the survivors managed to finally escape gravity's deadly hold on them and jump for safety. All this at the cost of minor damage to the Kuat Drive Yards and another fleet put into repair.The Rebels could not shrug off such losses easily, especially not given the news that Thrawn had taken this opportunity to launch his own war of expansion against the Rebels and Zsinj alike, reclaiming dozens of worlds virtually unopposed.Of course, following your smashing victory at Kuat, you knew something must be done about your conscript reliability issue. Following this series of engagements your officer corps is even more short staffed than before, everywhere is calling for reinforcement and component, quality officers. Field promotion of conscripts, and the inclusion of women in ranks, had helped to close those gaps, but now, after the attempt at wide-spread mutiny, much of the trust in the conscripts has been lost, even though there were comparatively few conscripts involved. Action is being called for to prevent such issues from cropping up again.>We will have our Commissars do a thorough reliability check of the entire navy.>All conscript officers will be returned to their previous rank and responsibility until we can determine who to trust>This experiment is finished. We will find another method to replenish our officer ranks>All of our new officers cannot be blamed for the actions of a few. Reward their loyalty.
>>1469004>>We will have our Commissars do a thorough reliability check of the entire navy.>All of our new officers cannot be blamed for the actions of a few. Reward their loyalty.The reliability check doesn't mean stopping the warmachine, right?
>>1469004commissars will do a through check AND all new officers proven to be loyal beyond doubt will be rewarded
>>1469004>We will have our Commissars do a thorough reliability check of the entire navy.>Start cloning officers from different stock of 'loyalists'>All of our new officers cannot be blamed for the actions of a few. Reward their loyalty.
>>1469028>>1469022What happens if these clones get the chip put in them like we did with the clones? SOme genitic switch?
>>1469020>The reliability check doesn't mean stopping the warmachine, right?Upcoming decision
>>1469004>>>We will have our Commissars do a thorough reliability check of the entire navy.>>All of our new officers cannot be blamed for the actions of a few. Reward their loyalty.The Mutinies were clearly a coordinated effort by rebel infiltrators. Find whoever allowed the mutineers into the fleet and bring them to me. With a relatively narrow pool of known traitors determining who inducted them into the navy in the first place should be possible.
>>1469004>We will have our Commissars do a thorough reliability check of the entire navy.>All of our new officers cannot be blamed for the actions of a few. Reward their loyalty.
Can, should we, put some inquisitors on this mission to. A good inquisition is always good for morale.
>Start cloning officers from different stock of 'loyalists'>All of our new officers cannot be blamed for the actions of a few. Reward their loyalty.Plus rumblings of a conspiracy.>writingI'll also add:Cloning officers won't fix your officer issue at the moment, because even clones need to be trained. Especially if they're going to be leaders. Accelerated growth and whatnot works for troopers + pilots, but officers need more intensive training. If you had that time and manpower, you could just train regular human recruits.
>>1469069Who said it was to fix it now? We just get to work on the clones now, so they'll be ready sooner when we get even less manpower. Atleast then we won't question THERE loyalty.
>>1469069wait what? only one person said cloneslots of people said comminsar scan
>>1469072Unless of course they get sabotaged
>>1469074whoops Wrong copy pasta.Thanks!>>>We will have our Commissars do a thorough reliability check of the entire navy.>>All of our new officers cannot be blamed for the actions of a few. Reward their loyalty.This one
>>1469075Unless the Rebels somehow got our Drill Sgt's from the inner worlds on there side, I don't believe thats an issue.
>>1469069h no cloning i would rather have Commisars with some inquisitors by their side to PURGE, any traitors in our ranks.
Any chance we can get some inquisitors to track down who inducted the suspected rebel agents that turned so many of our conscripts?
>>1469083I am talking during the cloning process. The Emperor put chips in the clones, whose to say the cloners won't put a genetic "switch" in
>>1469083That sargeant only needs to be displeased with the forced inscriptions or have any kind of moral that dislikes the way the emperor the empire to become a traitor.Now is time to get the core worlders and the remaining imps patriotist.
The Kommissari would do the task it was trained to do. You will also reward those who stayed loyal, especially in the face of mutiny. Medals are to be awarded, promotions given, and in some extreme cases, noble titles awarded. "Baron of Byss" in the days of the Old Empire was a fairly unusual title to come across. Now it was much sought after.That being said, it was clear to you that some sort of conspiracy was in place to allow this to happen. You insist that your Bureaucratic machine pull its weight and track down the source of these "bad fruit" that ruined the bunch. It's at this point you discover an unpleasant surprise. You have never guessed the extent of the damage to official record keeping. After the defeat at Endor, the collapse of the government, the infighting, so many worlds changing hands, there are vast quantities of data that have been lost. During the Withdrawal, many men and some women even were pressed into service out of necessity and never had any proper paperwork done.In some cases, the chain is clear, it seems that these Rebel groups in your officer corps acted like cells, with one or two infiltrators conditioning and indoctrinating vast masses of displeased conscripts, many light years from home, fighting for a government they despised.In others, there is no easy to follow data trail. Whether though oversight or incompetence, the cause wasn't clear.However, a number of leads all seem to point to a small collection of Bureaucrats across the empire.>Arrest them and launch a full investigation. We must be sure they are the guilty ones.>Execute them, we have no time for such frivolities>Monitor them, perhaps they will lead us to other Rebels
>>1469150>Arrest most of them, and watch the rest as they squirm and head to the others.
>>1469150>>Monitor them, perhaps they will lead us to other RebelsWe can play the waiting game. However, if they try to enact another "plan", then we will launch on them
>>1469150>>Arrest them and launch a full investigation. We must be sure they are the guilty ones.We can use our darksiders to rip any information they know from their mind of even force compliance as a double agent. I would lean towards "disappearing" over overtly arresting the bureaucrats for treason.The rebels may burn the agents once they realize the agents are being monitored. Our course is safer. Plus, the rebels may foolishly attempt to break their traitors out of prison, so that is another trap we can pay if necessary.
>>1469164This is smart. I'm changing my vote to back this. We can still lay a trap for the rebels with those we do capture and can use the dark side on their feeble minds.
>>1469180yeah we can't just shoot ppl untill after we are shure they are the right ppl to shoot
>>1469150>Arrest them and launch a full investigation. We must be sure they are the guilty ones.But do this too:>>1469164>>1469165We will investigate and once we have enough evidences we start making arrests. While this accour the truly guilty will be taken by fear and try to communicate with the rebels cells inside our ranks we can do this to narrow then down and elimitate the infiltrators efficiently.
TK does Palpy srill has force corruption? How does it work with no force users?
>>1469211Not sure what you're referring to.>Arrest/Interrogate seems to be the general consensus. Writing
They will be observed, arrested, interrogated, and otherwise pumped for data to verify their story. Such matters fall beneath your notice however. Isard and ap-Llewff may fight over the responsibility for all you care. And on that note, there is a minor problem with your military investigation. Given the extent of your navy, the meager handful of Commissars you've so far trained and assembled wouldn't be enough to cover your entire fleet, or not in any reasonable amount of time.>We simply need more Commissars. Prioritize assignment to the Kommissari for our latest Dark Side Adepts brought in and trained by the Inquisition>We will substitute Dark Siders with Imperial Intelligence agents, at least until we can get the requisite number of Commissars>They will have to do their best, no matter the time involved. There is no one else.
>>1469287>We simply need more Commissars. Prioritize assignment to the Kommissari for our latest Dark Side Adepts brought in and trained by the Inquisition
>>1469250Can we convert people to our side using the force?
>>1469298Like in Dark Empire? Imbuing people with the Dark Side? No.You mean like the priests from Age of Empires? No. Not so easily anyway. Your inquisitors can sort of do a stockholm syndrome/brainwashing thing to people they pick up though. Takes time and its not a 100% garunteed process. Doesn't work on everyone.
>>1469287>>We simply need more Commissars. Prioritize assignment to the Kommissari for our latest Dark Side Adepts brought in and trained by the InquisitionAbove all else, I think the integrity of our navy is top priority
>>1469312Yup that's it what i was asking. Thanks for the clarify it.
>>1469287>>We simply need more Commissars. Prioritize assignment to the Kommissari for our latest Dark Side Adepts brought in and trained by the Inquisition
>>1469287imperial inteleigance is excellent, let us use them
>>We simply need more Commissars. Prioritize assignment to the Kommissari for our latest Dark Side Adepts brought in and trained by the Inquisition>writing
>>1469320>up that's it what i was asking. Thanks for the clarify it.Yeah no problem, any time!
The Kommissari will just get first pick of the new adepts. It would be the other branches would likely remain small, but it will serve your purposes. With the fallout from the Conscript Uprising in hand, you took time to analyze the military situation in front of your empire.After this lighting advance of your forces and borders, you naval supply depots are all but exhausted, many of your ships are overdue for routine maintenance. There is grumblings in the navy about halting your expansion to consolidate your gains, while others want to press the advantage while it exists, even if it means straining the navy close to the breaking point. There is specifically an issue with Kuat. Normally, the ship-building world could crank out warships with no stopping, but that was with the resources of an Empire behind their dockyards. With Balmorra devastated, Kuat needs a source for its parts and technical components, otherwise it will only have the capacity to maintain your existing fleet. Foundry will be vital to increasing production for its role as a factory world. To a lesser degree, Commenor as a trade hub would be useful for securing raw materials.But the needs of one world aren't the only factor to consider. You still have the repugnant Xenos in the Korrnacht cluster near Coruscant to deal with, as well as Thrawn, Reddrin, the untamed regions to the south, the Rebelion, etc.>We will consolidate, our victory at Kuat has bought us time to replenish and repair>We will strike our foe while they are down, organize a campaign to retake Foundry and Commenor at once!>Consult Grand Admiral Zahn>Consult an assembly of admirals under Zahn, the more opinions the better.As always, I am open for any questions you may have
>>1469423>We will strike our foe while they are down, organize a campaign to retake Foundry and Commenor at once!> I will personally oversee and take the world with my home fleet while others stay to repair/retrofit/ect
>>1469423What do you specifically mean by "breaking point"
>>1469423>Consult an assembly of admirals under Zahn, the more opinions the better.It's time our military know their emperor.
>>1469455Risking mechanical failure, crew failure, supply line failure. The chance is slim, but you're beyond "recommended usage" Most ships/crews have been on campaign more or less constantly since you took Coruscant. They need rest from time to time.
>>1469455To elaborate. The entire navy is not going to just crumble under the strain of flying to another planet. But men and machines will break down. Supply lines will run thin. They won't be in peak condition. And if you suddenly have to call on them to do real hard work (Stopping an unexpected counter attack) it may be beyond them
>>1469486And we lost some ships. Be it by the revolting conscripts or any other reasong. The rebels are crippled and with Thrawn making a move it's the perfect time for solidify our holds.But i still want to make a admiral council.
>Council of Admirals>Writing
The time seems right to reclaim Foundry and Commenor and knock the Rebellion back, especially given your light losses, and the Rebels preoccupation with Thrawn, but nonetheless you opt to convene the council of admirals. When you make your decision clear to your ruling circle, your Director of intelligence, Yssane Isard, who had been ominously silent during these past few weeks leading up to and following the Battle of Kuat, has declared in a rather vague com message, that she has a surprise for you that she would like to present personally, before your council is assembled.Patience thin, you approve her meeting with you in your main throne room on Coruscant. Your sour mood quickly lightens to amusement when the doors open and a squad of Deathtroopers enter, dragging and shoving along a man in a rumpled admirals uniform with a black bag pulled over his head. Behind him, Isard, marching triumphant. This strange procession comes to a halt a short distance from you, two of the troopers shoving their captive to his knees."Your highness," Isard says, the bagged figure jerking as if shot, "You offered me forgiveness for distrusting your identity in exchange for the head of a warlord. I present-" she yanks the bag off, revealing a terrified "High Admiral" Reddrin, blinking against the sudden light. "Admiral Reddrin."You cackle at the sight, "Good, good!""My liege!" Reddrin shouts, "I had no intentions of resisting you, I was merely afraid to-""Be silent," you wave your hand an quiet the warlord."Reddrin is ours, and I have secured a pledge of loyalty from one of his top ranking officers who is prepared to negotiate his return to the Empire.">You have done well, Yssane>I had hoped there would be more than one little worm brought to me>You promised him "negotiations"? (Angry)
>>1469574>I had hoped there would be more than one little worm brought to me
>>1469574>>You have done well, YssaneIt's always a pleasure to get to conduct the torturing of such a remarkable specimen of scum myself.As to "negotiations"...Join the Empire and have protection and security. Resist your rightful emperor and die a traitors death as the "high admiral" has.The same deal as always.
>>1469574>You have done well, YssaneDammit i was hoping she would fail...Guess she's way to good at what she does.
>>1469574>>You have done well, YssaneI had ordered you to get rid of him, but you have surpassed my expectations. I expect this work ethic to only increase. What negotiations was he promised?
>>1469586add shiny medals as a bonus. militray cant get enough of shiny medals
>>1469586Well we could at least promote the officer to the rank of admiral.
Also, no wonder Yssane is "the emperors favorite". I'm starting to dislike her less and less.
>>1469597>>1469604Sigh... I suppose we can concede some small token of appreciation. Playing politics is so tiresome. good ideas
>>1469574>You have done well, Yssane
>>1469593Isard is good at what she does. Plus, its a GOOD thing that the head of our intelligence agency and our Apprentice hate each other's guts.
>>1469619>yfw all palpy wants to do is stay in his throne room playing with his dark side creationsThere was a reason we leaved the politic circle. Once we have our empire secured we can go back and study more on the Dark side. A think we should do some time we have being really busy...
>>1469635Yeah i know it's. I was just frustated for her initial distrust of us. Come even Thrawn saw it was us when we talked to him. Although that might have being because we let Mara do the introduction.
>You have done well, Yssane>writing
"Well done, Yssane," You say, surveying her captive. "I had ordered you to get rid of him, but you have surpassed my expectations. I expect this work ethic to only increase.""Of course, your highness." Isard's face is unmoved, cold, professional, but you can tell on the inside she is practically beaming."It's always a pleasure to get to conduct the torturing of such a remarkable specimen of scum myself.""Your majesty-!" Reddrin protests.Isard slaps the back of his head, "You will be silent as your emperor commands!"Reddrin whimpers and says nothing."And what of these negotiations you promised?" You ask warily."Commander Lobnik is quite enthusiastic about the chance to rejoin his emperor," Isard replies, "Especially when advancement opportunities are present. He mentioned specifically to me his wish to be your second Grand Admiral, although I did my best to temper that expectation. He also mentioned a passing interest in being named Commandant of the Anaxes Imperial War College.">Lobnik's loyalty will be rewarded, make him my next Grand Admiral>A more realistic reward would be appointing him Admiral>I'm sure Lobnik would make a fine Commandant.>Service is its own reward. Give him nothing.>You can't trust a traitor. Once we have control of his forces, imprison Lobnik and any who support him.
>>1469703>>A more realistic reward would be appointing him AdmiralIf he proves himself competent, then I will certainly remember his loyalty when I want to appoint a fine Commandant. Do make sure to mention that to him the next time you two speak.
>>1469703>>A more realistic reward would be appointing him AdmiralIf he wants to become a Grand Admiral or a Commandant in his own right he will have to earn that through excellence of service. But let him know he is off to a great start.
>>1469703>A more realistic reward would be appointing him Admiral>I'm sure Lobnik would make a fine Commandant.>However make notes of him and his allies for awhile, If we see something sketchy. Deal with him and those who support him.
>>1469703>A more realistic reward would be appointing him Admiral.But we will make him a noble too i'm sure we can make him Baron of a planet or something and of course a ceremony, with medals, to show his loyalty to the empire and all that flavor.
>>1469725>>1469714We can always give him a noble title we now have Berrin's planets in our control and with his fleet added to ours we may be able to continue our war and take Foundry.
>>1469739Good point. No shame in throwing a few harmless titles his way.We should watch for incompetence, however. There is a chance he would be a poor admiral in practice and if so he would need to be removed the same way Admiral Ozzel was.
>>1469739secondedalso good night my fellow lords of the sith
>>1469763>also good night my fellow lords of the sithLater Lead belly. Dream deep with the spirits on Korriban
>>1469763Good night! The Empire will raise again!
>A more realistic reward would be appointing him Admiral.plus>CHECK HIS SKILLZand>Maybe him Duke of Space or something>writing
"Perhaps Lobnik will be one of our admirals first," even as you speak, you think hungril of the fresh supply of officers and ships this exchange will likely free up for you. Your navy is starting to outgrow the small number of admirals you have to wield it. "I'm sure Lobnik would have made a fine Commandant," You add "However keep track of him and his allies for a while, If anything . . . Untoward seems to be happening . . . deal with him and those who support him."Now Isard does smile, "It is already done, your highness.""If someday Lobnik still wishes to be a Grand Admiral, then I will certainly remember his loyalty when I want to appoint a one. Do make sure to mention that to him the next time you two speak.""Of course, your Majesty.""And, be sure to inform Admiral Lobnik that he can consider himself a Baron of Brentaal. All of this will be dealt with at the unification ceremony, of course.""I'll tell the Grand Vizier to draw up plans," Isard replies. "And, what of Reddrin?""Please, my liege, I can be useful to you! I can win your favor, please just give me another chance!" Reddrin cries.>How do you plan to account for your vast multitude of failings, Reddrin?>No. I think it's time you suffered for your lack of vision (Kill him) >Reddrin, when I am finish with you, you will beg me for death (To the dungeons on Byss with him)>Isard, I leave Reddrin in your custody. Do with him as you will.
>>1469839>How do you plan to account for your vast multitude of failings, Reddrin?I want to hear his plan.
>>1469839>>How do you plan to account for your vast multitude of failings, Reddrin?Honestly Reddin, you better get ready to suck on ol' Palpy here pull something amazing off
>>1469839>Reddrin, when I am finish with you, you will beg me for death (To the dungeons on Byss with him)Then after the ceremony we need to do a public execution. This will show others we aren't playing around and may break the fragile forces that Thrawn has under his care.
>>1469849>>1469852No guys! Don't do this we don't need him, just his fleet. He's more worthy as a example of what happend to who betrays us.
>>1469879My point was to prove to other "faction leaders" that we can be gracious. If we kill everyone who bends the knee, no one will.
>>1469839>No. I think it's time you suffered for your lack of vision (Kill him)Something something extraordinary mercy requires extraordinary service. Something to puff of Isard considering the similarity of their situations.
>>1469839>How do you plan to account for your vast multitude of failings, Reddrin?Then when he inevitably cannot make up for this.>No. I think it's time you suffered for your lack of vision (Kill him) Let's remember the tone he took with us when we tried to nicely ask him to come back into the fold.
>>1469879>>1469892>Proving those we 'come' to us are to be killed for treason.Real good way to win our new supporters hearts.
>>1469891That's the problem he didn't bended the knee we are only mercifull to the ones that prove loyalty to us.We tried to be diplomatic with him and he gave us no fucks. And he was dealying with Thrawn if anything he's going to reveal us something about their encounter.If we show we reward the ones that come to us, as we will do to with Lobnik, and kill traitors this might cause some chaos on Thrawns faction and other small warlords.It's all politics.
>>1469907He didn't came to us Yessane literaly kidnapped him from his "empire" and brought him to us. He isn't doing this by his own will.
>>1469892>>1469905I would rather torture him to know what him and Thrawn have being talking.
>>How do you plan to account for your vast multitude of failings, Reddrin?>writing
"And how do you plan to account for your vast multitude of failings, Reddrin?" you ask, staring down imperiously at a broken man.Reddrin gawks for a second, not expecting the moment to come. "I've served you before, your majesty! I kept Brentaal out of Rebel hands, I tricked Thrawn. I- I . . . I can do whatever you need, your highness. Just name the task!">Name the task>You are as cowardly as you are stupid, Reddrin. I have no need of you (kill him)>Prove your worth on the battlefield, and you will start to make it up to me>Tell me all you know about Thrawn>On second thought, Isard, take this one to Lusankya, I tire of him>You'd do better in the dungeons on Byss
>>1469985>>Tell me all you know about Thrawn
>>1469985>Prove your worth on the battlefield, and you will start to make it up to me>Tell me all you know about Thrawn
>>1469985>You'd do better in the dungeons on ByssHe can tell all he knows about Thrawn under our special care. Besides we need to practice.
>Brentaal out of Rebel hands,So you could rule it as you own little empire.>I tricked Thrawn.I greatly doubt this. If anything he was the ond that tricked this guy.
>>1469985>>You are as cowardly as you are stupid, Reddrin. I have no need of you (kill him) (torture to death)This guy in no possible universe tricked Thrawn. Any information he tells us would have be calculated information given by Thrawn. Let's be done with him.
>>1469995>>1469985Changing my vote. Fuck public execution>You are as cowardly as you are stupid, Reddrin. I have no need of you (kill him)
Unfortunately I'm out of time here guys. Feel free to vote as they come in, and we will pick this up on Thursday to figure out whether or not we put Reddrin in command or 6 feet under.We'll also get to see the Admirals Convention With maybe Reddrin? and Lobnik? That could be awkward for themNext game: Thursday 7 EST (11UTC)Follow me on Twitter if you haven't already. It gives me self worth and it lets you sty up to date with game times!https://twitter.com/DarkEmpireQuestYou guys are great!
>>1470046Thanks for running TK. It was fun.
>>1470046Thanks for the run. See you next time.
>>1469985>Tell me all you know about ThrawnThen thank him and:>You are as cowardly as you are stupid, Reddrin. I have no need of you (kill him)>>1470046Thanks boss.
>>1469839>You are as cowardly as you are stupid, Reddrin. I have no need of you (kill him) (torture to death)
>>1469839>Reddrin, when I am finish with you, you will beg me for death (To the dungeons on Byss with him)Suffer not the traitor
>>1470052>>1470062>>1470119>ThanksAny time! Thanks for playing.Also:>>1470119holy shit, I had this same exact thing and forgot about it till just now! It's simultaneously baller and stupid. Awesome!
I still say we make an example of the "high admiral" to his subjects and our own. Show them and the few remaining independent remnant holdings that we only punish the ones responsible for leading them to stray from the New Order and not the people as they may think that Balmorra was just a one-off thing.
this force ghost has just awakened from his UNLIMITED POWER nap and has a brilliant idea for what to do with our "high admiral"We have a shortage of qualified officers and he is compentant if scummy. Bust his ass back down too the lowest rank that is still comissioned and have he serve again. If he servives and is sucsefful maybe he can earn his way back up the ranks. and maybe horses can fly
>>1470694That is what i wanted to do with the public execution and the promotion of our new admiral. Doing so we show the other warlords that we will kill you if you don't bend the knee like Kuat did and we can cause trouble in their ranks if a greedy or unhappy officer wants to get a promotion.Basicaly we would reward loyalty and punish treason.
>>1470869If we demote him, he will be resentfull of us and the officer that betrayed him and so, try work with the rebels or other warlord to topple us down.
>>1470922Not if we make him scared enough of us
>>1471236He is only afraid of us now because we are about to punish him. With we kill him in public we make more of our enemies to be afraid of us.So i ask you what is more worthy and gives us more power? Make one single traitor be afraid of us or make all of our enemies and future allies be afraid of us?
>>1469985Isn't this the same nigga that was talking shit to us over the holonet like a month ago?>Tell me all you know about ThrawnThen unless he pulls something amazing out of his ass>You are as cowardly as you are stupid, Reddrin. I have no need of you (kill him)
>>1469004>completely wreckt 3 Rebel Fleets and mauled a fourth oneHot damn. Can we declare the day of this battle a holiday?
>>1472994>Isn't this the same nigga that was talking shit to us over the holonet like a month ago?Yup! That's the guy.
>>1473004We are the emperor, of course we can.
>>1473004TK must have rolled well
>>1473468That, and you had the rebels outnumbered, largely outgunned, and ambushed. This tallies up to a substantial advantage.
>>1473487So how much of the "New Republic" navy we managed to cripple with that move?
>>14735473 combat fleets and nearly the 4
>>1473552>nearly the 4Was that because as Alana we didn't manage to finished that attacking fleet?
>>1473561No I think those were the combat fleets actually at Kaut. Here is the post with the information >>1469004
>>1473561>>1473620>No I think those were the combat fleets actually at KautCorrect, what Alana faced at Trellen was just a beefy escort group, like Splinter Task Force.
>>1473724We need a gladiator we only stopped attacking because we lost most of our figthers... i hope the Avengers become more common to us.
Welcome back to Dark Empire.Previously, Isard had handed over the self-proclaimed High Admiral of the Brentaal Protectorate to Palpatine, with the help of an officer named Lobnik. With the Brentaal Protectorate a thing of the past, fresh ships, troops, and worlds are at your disposal. And perhaps most valuable of all, the military academy on Anaxes.It was here you had made plans to go, firstly to finalize your return to this stretch of space through a military parade, and secondarily to convene a Council of Admirals to work out the military future of your empire. Namely, to continue to press the rebels, or to stop and consolidate your fleet.Before that much can be considered, the fate of the once "High Admiral" Reddrin hangs on your word.As always follow Twitter for updates and game times.>https://twitter.com/DarkEmpireQuest ***You are Emperor Palpatine. Kneeling before you, groveling, begging, is a man who had once been one of your admirals."Anything, your majesty," he repeats, "I'll do anything you ask to atone for my mistakes.""You are as cowardly as you are stupid, Reddrin," you reply, lip turned in a cruel sneer, raising a casual hand, fingers pointed loosely toward him, "I have no need of you."Reddrin screams as electricity arcs through your fingertips and through his body. Vivid, searing pain cascading through every nerve in his body. He falls to his side thrashing back and forth. "Your lust for power is your undoing, High Admiral," you mock, firing another jolt of energy through him. "After every chance I had given you, you turned your back on me."My Liege, please-!" Reddrin's voice tails off into a scream as he tosses side to side on the floor, electricity bleeding off into the floor panels.His fingertips skate dance near the toe of Isaard's boot, forcing her to take a casual step backward from him."You once told me that taunts were the weapon of the weaponless. I hope in the last moments you have left, you're learning that isn't so."Reddrin gasps for breath in one of the small breaks you give him between bursts of electricity, you see smoke curl up from his open mouth, toward the ceiling."Goodbye . . . Admiral.""Your majesty-" Reddrin croaks. It's the last thing he ever says. His charred corpse slumps to the floor, limp and twitching."Will there be anything else, your highness?" Isard asks while two of her Deathtroopers pick up Reddrin's body by the arms and drag it out of your throne room.>No, begin preparations for my trip to Anaxes.>Yes, there is one more thing . . .
>>1473833I want you to make sure the others know what happened here, that they know what happens when you corr me, but also know what happens when you are loyal, as with the case of our NEW admiral
>>1473833>>No, begin preparations for my trip to Anaxes.Wasn't there an attempted mutiny on an ISD? Perhaps they lost much of their command staff. Could that possibly be a ship Alana might be promoted to command? She has proven her loyalty and competence multiple times and there is a great absence of well trained officers.
>>1473833>No, begin preparations for my trip to Anaxes.
>>1473844>Wasn't there an attempted mutiny on an ISDYes there was>Could that possibly be a ship Alana might be promoted to command?Of course it's possible.Alana has a lot of positive qualities in her favor, the victory at Trellen among them.But there are other issues against her of course. time will tell!
>>1473833>Yes, there is one more thing . . . I should have made a public execution it would have being more entertaining...let this be a lesson to all that are against me. Just make sure everyone knows what happend here. I will accept my old servants back, but if they refuse me...there won't be a second time.
>>1473850That spoiler. Is the officer which we took splinter still in the military? How the heck did he manage to survive for so long?
>>1473844>>1473846>>1473848Geez guys be a little patient. Last time we rushed shit we lost a corvette.
>>1473860>>1473860Captain Tierce. Yes, probably. He has powerful family connections, and uses them
>Begin preparations for Anaxesand> make sure everyone knows what happened>writing
>>1473872He must be half-Hutt to be so slimy.
"Yes, I want you to leak word that Reddrin was executed for treason and incompetence. Let the galaxy know what happened. This is the price for crossing me," you say."Yes, my liege.""And make this Lobkin a success story. People can be rewarded for their loyalty. You're a prime example of that yourself, Director."Isard returns a grim smile, "Of course."***On Anaxes, and in orbit above it, massive celebrations rock the planet. An Imperial Armada representing combined forces of the former Brentaal-Protectorate and your Empire is gathered in orbit, on the surface, vast flotillas of star fighters and assault ships pass overhead while legions of troops and armored vehicles march by, a steady procession demonstrating the unstoppable might of the Galactic Empire.You would have liked your Apprentice, Darth Cythera, to have been present, but it was unfortunately impossible, given her assignment in tracking down Jedi.The whole military parade is a great spectacle, and vast crowds of spectators have turned out for the event. It pales in comparison with your triumphant return to Coruscant. You have much important business to do, but there is also, of course, the endless procession of diplomats, dignitaries, and delegates to meet with, medals to be awarded, hands to shake.You delegate what you can to the local Moffs and your Grand Vizier, but some socializing is inevitable. Most notable among your you functions, delivering a few powerful speeches, promoting Lobnik to Admiral and awarding him the title of Baron, overseeing the signing of the treaty that returns Reddrin's worlds to your control, and declaring Kuat Day in celebration of your victory over the rebellion. You also deliver a speech to a group of naval cadets at the Anaxes Imperial War College, eagerly encouraging their career choice, knowing that fresh batches of officers from this school will finally ease some of the burden on your decimated officer corps.Late at night, after the endless functions you've had to attend, but before your planned Council of Admirals at the War College, one of your aids enters your personal suite in the Governmental Palace on Anaxes and whispers to you. "A holocom transmission from Grand Admiral Thrawn is coming in for you, my liege.">Yes, put him through at once>Thrawn is not one of my Grand Admirals, but I will speak with him>I have no time for such distractions, take a message
>>1473911>>Thrawn is not one of my Grand Admirals, but I will speak with himIf he is aiming to put us off guard before our meeting with the admirals (which his intelligence surely told him about) he will be sorely disappointed.
>>1473911>>Thrawn is not one of my Grand Admirals, but I will speak with him
>>1473911>Thrawn is not one of my Grand Admirals, but I will speak with him
>>1473911>Thrawn is not one of my Grand Admirals, but I will speak with himThis will be good to play with the rebel spies. We don't know how deep their intel anyway.
>Thrawn is not one of my Grand Admirals, but I will speak with him>writing
"Put him on," you growl, turning to face the holopad in your room. Within moments it lights up, a full-size rendering of the Grand Admiral before you. "My congratulations to you, your highness," Thrawn says, giving a low bow before straightening back up. "I've been following your campaigns against the Rebels with interest, and now with the traitor Reddrin removed from Brentaal, you've opened up a vital sector of the galaxy. I would have sent a representative or come myself, but I wasn't sure you would allow us to return." he finishes speaking with the ghost of a smile on his face.>Very wise of you, Thrawn>You would be treated as an honored guest and no harm would come to you>What are you playing at exactly?>I've just disposed of one traitor, are you eager to be the next?
>>1474006>>You would be treated as an honored guest and no harm would come to youYou act like I don't have any respect for you
>>1474006>you would be treated with respect as would any other sent from elsewhere. I see no reason to drag out blood shed if it's not needed.>I heard you launched a counter attack, how fairs it?
>>1474006>You would be treated as an honored guest and no harm would come to you>"Reddrin attempted to proclaim his everlasting loyalty when I had him at my mercy. It was of course far too late at that point."Basically, I respect you, and I'm willing to cut you some slack, but my patience has limits.
>>1474006>You would be treated as an honored guest and no harm would come to you>Other"Told you would come to regret your decision in time"
You would be treated as an honored guest and no harm would come to you
>>1474006>>You would be treated as an honored guest and no harm would come to you
>>1474006>>You would be treated as an honored guest and no harm would come to youI assume you wish to redeclare your loyalty to the Empire? Come and meet me in person, I would be happy to come to some sort of arrangement.
>>You would be treated as an honored guest and no harm would come to you>Writing
You give Thrawn a broad smile, "You act as though I have no respect for you. You would be treated as an honored guest, Grand Admiral" you say. "I offered the same opportunity to Reddrin. "He attempted to proclaim his everlasting loyalty when I had him at my mercy. It was of course far too late at that point.""I understand your meaning, your highness, but I am not sure you understand mine." Thrawn replies, "I would like very much to congratulate you in person, but at present do not wish to turn over myself, or my territory to your control."Your good mood ebbs away, just slightly."You have no illusions about my intelligence, your highness, and I have none about yours. In your prolonged absence, I have done more than any other to keep the dream of Empire alive. Isard's rump state would not last a year against the Rebels, the other warlords lack the vision to build something truly lasting. I believe you are a powerful force user, and I believe you are a man of intelligence. I also believe you consider me a grave threat, and at the first opportunity you would strike me down as you did Reddrin and Harssk. You can understand my reluctance simply give over what I have built to you. There is no animosity in this, there is nothing personal. I am looking out for the needs of the galaxy. Surely you understand.">In time, you will return to me>I understand, we should work toward this goal together>You cannot hope to build an Empire without an Emperor>My patience with your little experiment is wearing thin
>>1474117>I understand, we should work toward this goal together>Point out we're not going to throw him in prison or anything, While yes he is a threat against us, He is also a proper man and as such we could work out an agreement in teams of hierarchy and stuff. No need for violence, after all it doesn't serve either of our purposes.
>>1474117>>You cannot hope to build an Empire without an EmperorYou are a brilliant tactician, but not a politician. Your grand Moff has no vision, and he doesn't have the skills necessary to rebuild this Empire to it's former glory, and I know that you know I am the only one powerful enough to keep it together. We shouldn't lie to ourselves
>>1474117I will change my vote backing this:>>1474128
>>1474117You act as if I am completely incapable of forgiveness. I forgave Isard for not bowing to me immediately, I would likewise forgive you if you return to your rightful place by my side. However, my patience for your little experiment is wearing thin. You forget when you speak of "all you have build" that I built it first. If you believe we cannot work together say so outright, but you are an intelligent enough being I suspect to not wish to be my enemy. What assurances can I provide that you will be welcomed back to the order of you stray from the path of folly now? We both know there are more important matters to consider than petty infighting.
>>1474128Also backing this. We should also mention that we forgave Isard and we are capable of forgiving him as well.
>>1474155>>1474128Can't we just combine these two in a great write in? I like both write ins.
>Two Great Write ins>writing
>>1474169Yeah, I vote to combine them
"You are a brilliant tactician, but not a politician. Your Grand Moff has no vision, and he doesn't have the skills necessary to rebuild this Empire to its former glory, and I know that you know I am the only one powerful enough to keep it together. We shouldn't lie to ourselves.""That remains to be seen," Thrawn says, smiling."You act as if I am completely incapable of forgiveness. I forgave Isard for not bowing to me immediately, I would likewise forgive you if you return to your rightful place by my side. However, my patience for your little experiment is wearing thin. You forget when you speak of 'all you have built' that I built it first." You narrow your eyes, your voice growing cold, "If you believe we cannot work together, then say so outright, but you are an intelligent enough being, I suspect, to not wish to be my enemy."Thrawn nods, conceding the point."What assurances can I provide that you will be welcomed back to the order of you stray from the path of folly now? We both know there are more important matters to consider than petty infighting.""On that point, I could not agree more, your highness," Thrawn replies, "However, I also know you are a shrewd and ruthless man. Perhaps one day we can integrate our forces. For now, I think it's best that I keep you at arm's length. After all, I am not only concerned with proving myself to you. I would also like to have you prove yourself to me.""What do I have to prove for you?" You ask."That you are the man you claim to be.""And did your spies not tell you of the storm over Coruscant?" you ask heatedly."Certainly, you are a great force user. But are you a great Emperor? We will see.""You certainly will," you reply flatly."Now," Thrawn continues, changing the topic, "I understand you've appointed Zahn as a Grand Admiral. Zahn is a good officer. A bit conventional, but loyal. I should hope Zahn can provide your navy the guidance it needs in these trying times.""It was sufficient enough for Coruscant and Kuat," you reply.Thrawn raises an eyebrow, lip lifting into an amused grin, "Indeed? Well I understand he will be heading an Admiral's Council for you. I wish him the best of luck. Once again, I wish I could be there myself.">Why not join the meeting? We are speaking now, and you are still one of my Grand Admirals, are you not?>Surely you're joking>Only with a concrete display of loyalty
So guys what we do when Thrawn ask us to stop the spacism against the aliens?
>>1474205>you can join the meeting if you want, I'll ensure That you do not kidnapped or anything stupid like that. You are a grand admiral still
>>1474209Well if he does, then we tell him we are a meritocracy. If there is a good alien, he will be promoted (lies)>>1474205>Why not join the meeting? We are speaking now, and you are still one of my Grand Admirals, are you not?What do you expect to happen if you are kidnapped and killed? Your faction would pivot their entire force against me, something I don't want to see happening.
>>1474209Too be fair. There is no reason for the whole anti-alien thing. Also his. Chiss, they uh..are highly like us
>>1474205>>Only with a concrete display of loyaltyA display of loyalty, like coming in person, would be necessary.Otherwise he will, sadly, by necessity be excluded from the meeting. It is largely for the sake of appearances as he could likely could guess at what is being said anyway. We hope he understands.
>>1474205>Why not join the meeting? We are speaking now, and you are still one of my Grand Admirals, are you not?Reworking that into:>Why not join the meeting? We are speaking now, and you are still A Grand Admiral of the EMPIRE, are you not? He won't accept being our Grand Admiral yet, although it would be good to acknowledge his future loyalty and current helpfulness against the Rebellion during the meeting.Also we can try and maneuver him during the meeting into making more overt gestures of friendliness as well as possibly hear any plans he is committing too.This runs the risk of him knowing our plans and acting against us.
>>1474205>OtherIndeed it's a shame you can't be there. But even so, i'm very sure your agents had already implanted something in the council room. After all you already know about the meeting. You won't be there but that won't or doesn't stop you from listening.
>>1474218Yeah i'm not against near-human aliens.
>>1474246If they can fit in a standard Stormtrooper uniform without modifications, I personally consider them 'close enough'.
>>1474261I think the racism was just a way to increase the influence of the dark side.Also weren't Zabracks and some other human like races part of the EU stormtropper corps?
>>1474281Oh, I entirely agree. Palpatine made everyone focus on the differences between each other so they were too busy looking at their neighbors to realize what Sheev was doing to them all.Bringing safety, security, justice and peace.As for non-human Stormtroopers, only places you'll see those is in the Fel Empire in the Legacy comics, and in the Empire of the Hand. Never under Palpatine's rule.
>>1474290>>1474281Honestly Plaps might as well permit them a chance to serve and shit. No reason to waste resources and stuff.
>Why not join the meeting? We are speaking now, and you are still one of my Grand Admirals, are you not?>Writing
>>1474297The choice for relaxing restrictions on Xenos was put forward but not selected. At a later date, that option may return.
>>1474297They can always be used as slaves a work force you don't need to pay can do wonders.On a side note we should blow up Endor when we have the chance just saying.
>>1474305Oh I know, I just didn't see us having many 'aliens' currently.>>1474315And this whole 'slavery' thing spiraled into the destruction of 2 super weapons and dying.
I just realized that Mara and the other will have to fight luke and possibly the force ghosts of Obi-wan, Yoda and Anakin
>>1474317 Playing Empire. Being anti-slavery. supporting Xenos in the military.
>>1474327No but really I don't care lol. I've just been waiting to deploy that image.
>>1474317I know but slavery was another way to increase the dark side energy. Maybe we should try find another form of gathering Dark side energy.
"Why not join the meeting? We are speaking now, and you are still A Grand Admiral of the Empire, are you not?" You ask."I would be delighted to," Thrawn says "Provided you are comfortable with me attending through holocom.""What do you expect to happen if you are kidnapped and killed? Your faction would pivot their entire force against me, something I don't want to see happening.""Nor I," Thrawn says, "However this is not an eventuality I want to experience, after all, as you have proven before, there are fates worse than death. If I attend remotely, would my presence still be welcome?">Yes>No
>>1474327>>1474335>>1474336>Tfw You won against the slavery before and now you gotta do it again. >>1474357>Sure.Its not like he couldn't trace it in the first place but make sure we beef up security.
>>1474357>YesIt's not like he won't know what is happening inside the room. If anything we will start reducing the impact of Thrawn's, future, return.
>>1474366>you gotta do it again. Heh
>>1474391*It's not like he won't know what happens inside the room afterwards. At best this can be see as a military join-operation.
Oh guys we should work out what we say for our underlings. Should we keep vague as they ask about Thrawn's alliance with us? It's obvious Thrawn is trying to create chaos between our followers because we are giving him special treatment and there is all the imperial racism going on l.
>>1474463Dammit i read it in Palpy's voice.
The collected admirals filtered into the bunker conference room over the course of an hour. Such an assemblage of high ranking officers was a natural target for assassins and enemy agents, requiring security considerations of the highest degree. You yourself were flanked by two hulking sentinels. Silent soldiers and guardians of your personage. The Sentinels were cloned humans with extensive cybernetic and genetic augmentation, rendering them little more than biological wardroids.Also present was the largest collection of Deathtroopers you'd seen in one place, nearly two whole platoons in all. Outside of the bunker which resided under an unremarkable resort hotel in the countryside of Anaxes, several squadrons of Tie Avengers stood by in the night to strike out at any threats, and nearly a squadron of assault shuttles were gathered nearby serving as the personal transport for the admirals and their staff.It wasn't completely safe, but it was as safe as could be arranged.The meeting room itself was dark, lit only by a large holotable currently displaying a map of the galaxy centered on the core.Zahn, wearing his new, white, Grand Admiral's uniform, is the first to arrive. Soon the other admirals begin to show up, their staff and bodyguards following along.A hologram of Grand Admiral Thrawn flickers to life at the conference table, as if he himself were present. Zahn takes an involuntary step back, looking shocked."Hello, Admiral Zahn," Thrawn says, "I see you're doing well for yourself.""W-what is this-" Zahn chockes off his words, "person doing here?""I have allowed his presence," you reply. "He will be observing our conference. Think of him as an ally.""If you wish it, my liege," Zahn replies with a curt bow, "Will Executor Sedriss be joining us?""The Executor has been tasked with another assignment and will not be present," you reply.Zahn nods, and begins to collect the small stack of Datacards he'd brought along, visibly trying to regain his composure, a mixture of nervous fear and anger at Thrawn's presence, though no one dares question it. (1/2)
The highest levels of military decision making are present for this council meeting. Grand Admiral Zahn of course, looking just a bit nervous, if extremely proper. Zahn of course is the architect of not only the Liberation of Coruscant, but also Kuat. Admiral Yazz who has taken a backseat in most of the campaigning so far looks attentive, if somewhat agitated. He's known for the independence he gives his subordinates, as well as a lust for aggression. He is currently known as the liberator of Corellia.Admiral Oxtroe, unusual as a female in a male dominated field, is, like Zahn, an extremely orthodox leader. She's known to be harsh and unforgiving to subordinates who step out of line, but her results speak for themselves. She captured the Rendilli shipyards on her own initiative and led a successful campaign toward Corellia, also fought in the titanic Battle of Kuat.The holographic Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose role in all this is unclear, but is here as an observer at any rate.Lastly, your newest admiral is Admiral Lobkin, wearing the maroon sash of a baron over his uniform, he has a beakish nose, and the hint of a smile, like he knows the punchline to a joke he hasn’t Told. Lobkin previously served the Late "High Admiral" Reddrin as his second in command.(2/3)counting is hard[/i]
"Gentlemen," Zahn begins, clearing his throat, "And ladies," he adds as an afterthought, "It is my distinct pleasure to sit among so many great military minds. Though we are small in number, we will be the architects of an Empire thay defied death, just as our own leader did." Zahn gestures to you. "We have much to discuss today, especially in regards to our planned military operations, so first I'd like to ask of there are any orders of business anyone would like to bring to our attention.""Yes," Lobkin says, "Yes, I do have something." He speaks with the very precise tones of a core worlder, so precise you suspect he actually hails from Eriadu.You sense Zahn's irritation as he addresses the upstart. "Yes, Admiral Lobkin.""I'd like to inquire what we will be doing about the flag officers inherited from the Protectorate."Zahn blinks, "What we will . . . do with them?"Lobkin laughs softly, "I understand there is a Bantha in the room." He pauses, "One aside from our friend the long lost Grand Admiral," he adds with toothy grin to Thrawn before pressing on. "Yes. I am a former flag officer from the Brentaal Protectorate. But I want to make something clear. I willingly changed that to return to the rightful command of my emperor. I assure you, Grand Admiral, there are many in the former Protectorate who are not pleased with the return of the Empire. Many of them in the navy. Reddrin didn't only rule through fear.""I see . . . Well what do you propose?" Zahn asks."We remove them," Lobnik replies plainly. "They are politically unreliable and can't be trusted."Zahn flounders with a response and casts you a nervous glance>Say nothing, let Zahn handle this>They are officers of the Empire and we will take no blanket actions against them>Admiral Lobnik knows more than we do, follow his recommendations
>>1474504>Say nothing, let Zahn handle thisLet's see where it goes. Let's hear both sides. And recommandtions
>>1474498>spoilerIt's also it's great to see all the reactions. I wonder what Zahn is afraid of. Wasn't he the one that stood at Endor until it was given the retreat order?Glad to see that Lobkin is smilling.
>>1474504>Say nothing, let Zahn handle thisPerhaps give him an encouraging nod, but hes our grand admiral now, he can deal.
>>1474504>>Say nothing, let Zahn handle this
>>1474504It sounds like Lobnik is trying to consolidate his power. I presume the replacements would all be selected by him and therefore loyal to him? >Write in, say:We have a severe shortage trained of officers. Let's integrate the commissioned officers from the Protectorate throughout the fleet so those of some suspect loyalty will not be tempted to desert in one fell swoop. Also have the newly trained commissarii assigned to protectorate vessels as a priority.
>>1474504>They are officers of the Empire and we will take no blanket actions against themWe need proof if there is a suspicious we can arrest then. The Empires moral is broken we need to restore it for now we will have eyes on the higher ranking officers which Lobking will deliver to the intelligence director.We will weed out any rebel in our ranks.
>>1474529Yup that's exactly his move and soon he gives us the list we will make Yssane whatch over the ones that Lobnik didn't mention. Those will most likely be the ones loyal to him.
>>1474504>Say nothing, let Zahn handle this
And dam this boy sure is a idiot. Such a obvious move to take power from us.
>>1474515>Wasn't he the one that stood at Endor until it was given the retreat order?Zahn fought past the retreat order in a way. Palleon issued a retreat order that Zahn ignored since he considered it to have violated the chain of command. He only withdrew when he could do so without violating orders.
>>1474518>>1474522>>1474548You guys are really allowing this boy to take control of OUR region? Besides giving our opinion is important we ARE the emperor.
>>1474559I'm allowing our grand admiral to step up to the plate and see what he has to say. If it's something stupid. We fix it. This is a learning experience for him and others that we trust those we appoint until they fuck up
Why are people not saying anything. Geez.
>>1474559Well, I think what they're proposing is we hear Zahn out, and if we don't like Zahn's conclusion we overrule him. And this new admiral consolidating power doesn't necessarily mean he is disloyal, just that he is giving himself options. But if he means to consolidate an independent power base he will need to try harder and more subtly than that. This is the big boys club he is in now.I do find this obvious power play highly distasteful, however. Especially seeing as it is conducted in front of Thrawn.
>>1474559Im fine with us giving our opinion afterwards, but Im interested in seeing if our "Grand Admiral" has the competency to be named such
>>1474568Well what's your proposal for what to say? I already entered in my own write-in.
>>1474568I explained why already. We can't baby sit the grand admiral. We need to see if he can do his job or not.
>>1474559No need to sperg out. I trust in the Grand Admiral. I'd like to see his judgement on this
So glad we didn't make this idiot a Grand Admiral.
>Say nothing, let Zahn handle this
>>1474598>writing in case that wasn't obvious
You remain silent, watching Zahn expectantly. "Admiral Lobkin," Zahn says , as if he has to remind the man of his rank, "I find it very distasteful that you advocate what amounts to a purge of the officers of the Protectorate."Lobkin snorts and rolls his eyes, "Yes, I'm sure you know best Grand Admiral."Zahn's face turns red with anger."I'm stating plain facts." Lobkin rocks back in his seat, "Why do you suspect the officers of the Protectore didn't all jump at the opportunity to rejoin the Empire?""Because they couldn't all be given Admiralships," Yazz retorts, arms crossed.Oxtroe averts her gaze, trying not to laugh as anger flashes across Lobkin's features."Fine, do as you will. It makes no difference to me. I want it made clear that I formally request to have as little contact as possible with those forces," Lobkin says.Zahn sighs, "We can look into a comprehensive restructuring, transferring of line officers between vessels, and transferring ships between commands. Would that be acceptable to you, Admiral?"Lobkin mulls it over, "Acceptable, certainly. Ideal, no.""Acceptable it is then," Zahn says, fuming."I have an order of business," Yazz adds, "Take a moment, look around. The Galactic Empire has three admirals. Four all included." Yazz was obviously excluding Thrawn, but it wasn't clear if he was also excluding Grand Admiral Zahn, or Lobnik. "That's simply not acceptable.""With the Anaxes War College Liberated, our officer crisis should be resolved to the point where-" Zahn starts."Sure, we'll get a bunch of shiny new Lieutenants and Ensigns to rattle around in our ISDs and feel tall running Carracks, but I mean real, true-to-life flag officers," Yazz continues, "Hell, I know of a couple officers who served under me in the last go-through that should be bumped up to high staff positions at least."Oxtroe nods, "I concur, especially with the sudden influx of new vessels we have. We need good men and women to lead them.">Let Zahn handle it>Yazz, feel free to promote your subordinates as you see fit>We will promote a number of new Admirals to flesh out our upper leadership>The current number is sufficient for now
>>1474620>>Let Zahn handle it>>Yazz, feel free to promote your subordinates as you see fit
>>1474620>Let Zahn handle it>However make it clear, we will speak up if need be on this matter.Zahn's doing good so far..
>We will promote a number of new Admirals to flesh out our upper leadership
>>1474620>>Yazz, feel free to promote your subordinates as you see fit>We will promote a number of new Admirals to flesh out our upper leadership
>>1474620Changing my vote and supporting>>1474631
>Zahn handle itand>General consensus we need more admirals>writing
>>1474697Actually its more officer promotions not admirals
>>1474697Can't use ships if we don't have the crew to fill it.
>>1474709>Actually its more officer promotions not admiralsOr that, lol.
>>1474709If we have enough officers some may be promoted to be Admirals.
>>1474697I think more officers and admirals generally. But Yazz can certainly promote from within the ranks.We will need to personally approve new Admirals I believe.
"Of course," you speak up, "Our navy cannot thrive without more leadership. Grand Admiral Zahn, what do you propose?"Zahn swallows, "Ah, well I suspect that Admiral Yazz has a firm grasp of his subordinates, however I would prefer some oversight on promotions. I would advocate we establish a review board, perhaps here on Anaxes, to review and authorize any promotions recommended.""Creating a bottleneck?" Yazz asks, "Is the solution really more bureaucracy?""A functional Bureaucracy keeps the Empire afloat," Zahn replies.>Side with Zahn on the creation of a board or commission to approve high level promotions>Side with Yazz that COs have absolute promotion authority>I would prefer to personally approve any new admirals>Let Zahn's authority speak for itself.
>>1474726>Write in: CompromiseAdmiral Yazz, CO's can issue acting warrants and command authority. These acting promotions will have all the rank of fully commissioned officers. This should prevent the bottleneck you are concerned about. However, we should establish a board to review these acting commands and promotions to confirm them when expedient.
>>1474726>I would prefer to personally approve any new admirals, until the point we reach that I can no longer manage and then we shall move onto a board or commissions.
>>1474726>Side with Zahn on the creation of a board or commission to approve promotionsThis might be valuable to track rebel spies. But.>I would prefer to personally approve any new admirals
>>1474726changing this >>1474742 too >>1474738
>>1474726>>Side with Yazz that COs have absolute promotion authority>>I would prefer to personally approve any new admirals
>>1474726>>1474748Changing my vote and supporting this:>>1474738
>>1474738>>1474726I support this.
>>1474738>Write in: Compromise>writing
"Admiral Yazz, CO's can issue acting warrants and command authority. These acting promotions will have all the rank of fully commissioned officers. This should prevent the bottleneck you are concerned about. However, we should establish a board to review these acting commands and promotions to confirm them when expedient."Zahn nods, "Yes, of course your highness. We'll begin the creation of such a board right away.""I would be amiss not to mention this," Oxtroe says suddenly. "This is a council of war after all but, have we considered other possibilities?""Elaborate, if you would," Zahn replies."While granted we can ultimately defeat the rebellion as well as any other rogue warlords. But perhaps that's not strictly necessary," Oxtroe finishes."Diplomatic channels have already been opened to the warlords," Zahn replies, his voice tired, "They've all but refused to come peacefully.""You are right, but I'm talking about the Rebels, the ones calling themselves the 'New Republic'. Granted we just smashed their fleet at Kuat, but their territory is expansive, their military growing, certainly those losses won't stop them for long. Perhaps a diplomatic solution to this conflict exists>let Zahn handle the question>We will consider diplomatic channels with the Rebellion, perhaps they may air their grievances and we can seek a peaceful solution>Admiral Oxtroe, this is, as you said, a Council of War and will remain on that topic>What you're proposing is surrender, borderline treason
>>1474801>>What you're proposing is surrender, borderline treason>Negotiating >With rebelsMaybe zap her with a little force lighting while we're at it
>>1474801>Lean forward and make that creepy dark side stample with our hands.>Let Zahn Handle the questionOH BOY, THE REAL TEST ZAHN.
>>1474807I support this. It will be a good test of how strong our officers feel towards reclaiming the Empire.After testing the waters:>What you're proposing is surrender, they will never permanently make peace.
>>1474807>>1474818Backing. The Rebels "killed" the Emperor. They slaughtered millions in this pointless treasonous war they started. We do not negotiate with terrorists and traitors. There can be no peace.
>>1474819Sheev Ikari?Gendou Palpatine? >>1474801Also supporting this:>>1474807
>Gendo Hands>Let Zahn Handle the question>writing
>>1474807I support this
"Admiral, we do not 'negotiate' with terrorists and traitors," Zahn says with an indignant sniff. Oxtroe suddenly looks very self-conscious, "I wasn't proposing we give in, just that diplomatic channels-""I won't hear of it," Zahn says firmly."Have some backbone, woman," Yazz mutters.Lobkin blows a smoke ring at the ceiling, "The Rebels certainly didn't seem interested in talking it out while you were cutting them up at Kuat."Oxtroe glares at Lobkin, "Perhaps if we spoke with them at lease, we could find a way to end this war before more die."The other admirals say nothing, a wal of passive disdain. Oxtroe glances at you briefly, your eyes meeting. She finds no support."Of course, I yield to the decisions of this council," she sits back down.With the question settled, you consider a topic of your own.With the Brentaal Protectorate under your control, you also have control over the world of Chandrilla. An important core world, but something ofa "Black Nerf" among the Core Worlds through its traditionally radical views. In this case, a love of peace and vague support for the Rebellion. It's home to their current leader, Mon Mothma. In the recent past, you had given serious thought to inflicting punishment on the world for its leanings, despite not being in open rebellion against you. Will you bring up this idea to the Council?>We will punish Chandrilla>We will not hold a people responsible for the actions of a few
>>1474873>we will punish those related to and connected too the rebellion. No more.
>>1474873>We will punish ChandrillaYes. Yes. It's not an empire game without a few genocides.
>>1474881>It's not an empire game without a few genocidesLadies and gentlemen, we have a tagline
>>1474873>>we will punish those related to and connected too the rebellion. No more.But spread a rumor of leniency for those who can provide information on the rebellion.
>>1474873>we will punish those related to and connected too the rebellion. No more.I like this option.
>>1474884This sounds good.Also, saturate the world with propaganda and spies - enough to make East Germany or North Korea jealous. We may not punish them, but we will not tolerate radical and divergent views.
>>1474881Let start the Genocide the Mon Calamari first.
On that note, I have to wrap the session guys. I can't do this weekend, but I will do regular game time next Tuesday. My new plan is do tues/thrus every week and alternate Saturdays. So, this saturday is "off" next is "on"Sorry we didn't get to wrap the confrence, It took longer than I thought.here's a map of your territory so far as a reward. As always, follow the twitter>https://twitter.com/DarkEmpireQuestAnd of course you guys were awesome! Thanks again for playing, I hope to see you next Tuesday!
>>1474922>Alderaan>Still on galactic Imperial maps The lark Thanks for the game TK
>>1474922Thanks for the run. And don't worry we can wait till next tuesday.
>>1474959>>1474981Any time guys. I honestly have a blast running it.
>>1475007Then stop trying to have a life, then you could run more often.
>>1475421If only Anon . . . If only.
Attention loyal citizens of the Empire. Imperial Intelligence is now conducting a census of this thread. Please respond with plant of origin, species and occupation. cooperating is not an option.-Cypher 8
>>1477321Sir, I believe your holocom may be on the fritz. The signal seemed to indicate I should tell you my plant of origin and to not cooperate.If I understood your intentions correctly, however, my identification is as follows:Planet of origin: CorelliaSpecies: HumanName: Corvin Van RothOccupation: Senior Reactor Technician - ISD Praetorian
>>1477376apologies citizen. My holocom was damaged by rebel sabotage recently. Thank you for your cooperation, your data is being filed now
>>1477387And what about you, Cypher 8? What is yur planet of origin, species, and occupation?
>>1477387 Here is mine sir.Planet of origin: TarisSpecies: HumanName: Tarkus MullerOccupation: Chief Officer Communications - Victory Star Destroyer(VSD) - Purge
>>1478488planet of origin: Ord MantellSpecies: humanOccupation Cypher agent for imperial intelligence
>>1478915or maybe not......
>>1478915Planet of origin: CoruscantSpecies: HumanOccupation: Imperial Sanitation Services
>>1479229Not all Imperial heroes wear capes.
>>1479229Citizen, I must break my veneer of professionalism to inform you that you are a true imperial patriot and a unsung hero of the new order. You will not be forgotten because this data will be kept forever
>>1479229>Planet of origin: Coruscant>Occupation: Imperial Sanitation ServicesYou are from the lower levels aren't tou?
Do not worry about disclosing your current location citizens, we already know that
>>1481740You are mistaken, my family has been given the honor of cleaning the emperors throne room. It's harder then you think to clean up scotch marks and to dispose of bodies.
>>1485933Grand Shadow Cleaning Czar. Has a 3000 word wookiepedia page
>>1486350god damn it I fell for that and spent hours searching for the entry
>>1488288Seriously? It was pretty obviously a joke.
>>1488288Bamboozled by Imperial Intelligence!
>>1488382imperial intelligence was under the impression that they could trust briefings from the emperor. The possibility of a joke was not considered as part of the recruitment process involves removing agents senses of humor.
>>1491184Your new home is here.