This particular level of the Imperial Freight Complex was- unlike the rest of the hundred kilometer high tower- relatively quiet.Only a single Korriban-class Cruiser was docked here, its modest compliment of consumables already loaded and its marines and crew on standby. This ship had been readied for a clandestine operation at the behest of the Emepror. A mission to Onderon to secure an ancient Sith talisman, an amulet that could be used to sway the opinions of the weak minded.The leader of this expedition is waiting impatiently for the final launch clearance from Byss Security. Even a Sith Lord in the Empire was beholden to the vast bureaucracy that allowed it to function. Darth Cythera herself is nearly ready to depart, only waiting to finish formally receiving the assistance of the Blackguard."The reconnaissance reports we've received from Onderon don't give any cause for concern. Two Blackguard and your usual compliment of Shadow Troopers should be enough to raid one crypt." The head of the Blackguard and fellow Darksider, Lord Brakiss speaks with cool confidence."It's not Onderonian Palace Security that worries me," Cythera says, "It's Thrawn, or whatever he might have in store.""Do you honestly think Thrawn will have any regard for a Dark Side artifact?" Brakiss displays a force user's casual dismissal of the 'ungifted'. If only he knew Thrawn."I wouldn't underestimate him," Cythera replies. "What about you? Why not come along? I thought you were so concerned with your image among the Hierarchy." Cythera allows a slight edge of mockery into her voice."Unlike Sedriss, I have no intention of charging into the jaws of danger. I'll leave that to the Emperor's venerable Apprentice." He smiles coldly, "I've supplied you with two of my best soldiers. They should be more than enough for anything you might encounter. Anything besides Skywalker."He means it as a joke, but Cythera takes it all too seriously, recalling the subtle pins-and-needles sensation from her prosthetic forearms. "We'll see " she says."I'm sure we shall. Good hunting, my Lord."Cythera detects no sarcasm in his voice, just a sincere- if a bit formal- wish. Already Brakiss was shaping up to be much more agreeable than his predecessor."I'll return your Blackguard to you when I get back," Cythera says in dismissal.Brakiss smiles, bows, and turns on heel to leave in a whirl of his red cloak.Onderon awaits.
Important links:>Synopsis of Dark Empire (To quickly catch up)https://pastebin.com/h7uFmbpt>Archivehttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?searchall=Dark+Empire>Twitter feed I use to announce planned game times.https://twitter.com/DarkEmpireQuest >This is the map system I use for planninghttp://www.swgalaxymap.com/>Official political map https://imgur.com/elpc2wmI 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.
Nar Shadda, often called the Smuggler's Moon of the Hutt homeworld of Nal Hutta, is no stranger to all variety of space traffic from battered tramp freighters to pleasure-seeking luxury liners. However, four Imperial Star Destroyers and their associated escorts were a strange sight in any corner of Hutt Space. Here, above the glittering encumenopolis, they stood out clearly. A wide no-fly zone had been set up around them, secured by Tie Fighter pickets.On board the lead ship, a message from the surface of the world is coming in."Lady Tyrna," an ensign calls as he approaches, data pad in hand. The unusual use of your noble title catches you momentarily off guard, but you don't let the shock register on your face. You're currently wrapped up in a meeting with your ship's Komissar so you'll allow your executive officer to handle this strange breach of protocol."Lady-""Ensign," Lieutenant Bastra hisses, appearing seemingly from nowhere. "This is not Imperial Court." He never raises his voice, but his tone cuts the same as a laser torch. "Commander Tyrna didn't go through the Academy or put up with years of snot-sleeved ensigns like you so she could be called 'Lady'. It doesn't matter if she is a Lady, a Duchess, or the Queen Mother. You will refer to her by the rank she's earned.""Y-yes sir."You smile to yourself. Bastra was bit rougher than you would have been- titles in the Empire could be a handful- but it was not a lesson that ensign would soon forget. With that settled, you put your mind back to your conversation with perhaps the most unusual person aboard Retribution. The Dark Side Kommisar, Lord Sallin. A tall man with a square, expressionless face and cold, bright eyes. He was the only member of the ship with no uniform, though he never seems to deviate from dark, heavy robes and layers of old gold jewelry hung about his neck. "To that end," Sallin continues, "I have felt no duplicity from the crew, though there is much ill-will toward the Hutts and their kind, as well as to this assignment in general."Sallin was ostensibly here to keep an eye on the loyalty of this crew and you, but in actuality he was sort of a gift from Lord Brakiss. Sallin had been given instruction to obey your orders, and as such, served as a close confidant and supporter. Where the Dark Side was concerned, you'd found it was much better to give than receive."It's understandable," you reply, "This isn't a glamorous assignment, they feel they missed the war.""I have it within my power to make an orchestrated to effort to ensure the crew accepts and approves of their orders. I'd happily do so if you felt it wise."You're pretty confident that Sallin doesn't mean using his force powers to change their minds, but you can't really be sure. >That won't be necessary, they know their duty>Anything that puts more pep in their step is fine by me>Just make an example of the few worst offenders>Write in
>>2521519>That won't be necessary, they know their duty Thank you though for the often.
>>2521519>That won't be necessary, they know their duty
>>2521519>Just make an example of the few worst offenders
>>2521519>>That won't be necessary, they know their dutyI trust our crew
>>2521527>>2521529>>2521567>That won't be necessary, they know their duty>writing
You give the Dark Sider a wan smile. "That won't be necessary, my Lord. I trust our crew. I believe they know their duty."Sallin looks unconvinced a moment, but concedes the point to you. "As you wish, Commander.""Thank you though," you add, "I do feel better knowing you're monitoring crew morale.""Always." Sallin bows to you. "And now, I believe that you have an important message."Before you can ask what he means, the ensign speaks up again, inching nervously closer."Commander Tyrna, my apologies-""You have something for me, ensign?""Ma'am. That Hutt Gorga is requesting to speak with you."You look down your nose at the ensign. "I've delegated all of that to the political liaison onboard.""Yes ma'am, however Gorga is refusing to work with them any longer. He says he wants to speak with you alone or he'll go to the Emperor directly."You're half tempted to tell him to try it. It might bring you a small degree of satisfaction to see the Emperor himself crush this slug. But, sadly, you had a duty to fulfill."Very well. Put him through at the communications station."You bid farewell to Sallin and proceed to the rear of the bridge where the call is being patched in. True to form, the Hutt was not alone in the image. In front of him is a human wearing ornate, gold-inlaid garb with a placid smile frozen on his face."Yes?" you open, having no time for the Hutts' court games."Greetings most noble Commander Lady Tyrna. My master sends his well wishes," the human interpreter says.Your eyes flick to the Hutt's unreadable face and then back to his thrall. "What can I do for you? I trust you've received the promised cargo?" You personally know the batch of slaves you'd poached from a rival Hutt for Gorga were fewer in number than expected since you'd released all of the human slaves with a barge, food and water, and clearance codes to cross into Imperial space."We have received . . . Some," the human allows. "But illustrious and gracious Gorga feels that perhaps some cargo yet remains to be returned. It is . . . Fewer in number than was anticipated."You should have expected a gangster like this to have close information about his target. It remained to you on how best to handle this situation though. You have the blessing of Grand Admiral Zahn to act without oversight in Hutt Space which gives you a wide degree of leeway. You also know that you have at your disposal enough firepower to level the Smuggler's Moon down to its ancient foundations and likely topple some of the Hutt cartels- if you chose to act with violence that is.>We gave you all we captured, illustrious Gorga>That's all you're going to get from me.>I released the humans in accordance with Imperial Law>Write in
>>2521605>>I released the humans in accordance with Imperial LawWhere I go, the Emperor and his wishes followIt's fun being an Imperial shill
>>2521605>I released the humans in accordance with Imperial Law
>>2521605>>I released the humans in accordance with Imperial Law"i'm sure you understand Gorga you would not allow a hutt to live in slavery as much as i would not allow a human of the galactic Empire to."
>I released the humans in accordance with Imperial Law>>2521609>>2521617>>2521618>>2521629>writing>>2521609>SpoilerThis might as well be the tagline for Dark Empire quest.
You sniff indignantly and straighten your back, hands clasped firmly behind it. "I released the humans in accordance with Imperial law," you reply. "I'm sure you understand Gorga you would not allow a Hutt to live in slavery as much as i would not allow a human of the galactic Empire to."The Hutt rocks forward suddenly and bellows something in Huttese that the human translator glances backward to catch. Turning back around the translator replies, "This is Hutt space, commander. Your laws do not apply here. Those were not Imperials that you stole. They were property of the Hutts. Born and raised in Hutt Space, they owe us their lives."You have no urge to argue with this creature. "Where I go," you say imperiously, "the Emperor and his wishes follow."The interpreter listens carefully to his master's deep, wet words. "My master says that he will review the cargo you have presented and speak with his advisors." the man smiles, his eyes empty, "Once we are satisfied that the Empire has paid for this information, we will present you with the location of the Rebel stronghold.>Very well, I await their decision eagerly>I hope for your sake they return a favorable opinion. Don't test me.>I think we will occupy Nar Shaddaa as collateral until that time. We've paid our price and await our goods.>Enough of this. I won't spill another drop of Imperial blood. Turn the coordinates over. Now.>Write in
>>2521655>I think we will occupy Nar Shaddaa as collateral until that time. We've paid our price and await our goods.Maybe not use the word "occupy".
>>2521655>I hope for your sake they return a favorable opinion. Don't test me.
>>2521655>I think we will occupy Nar Shaddaa as collateral until that time. We've paid our price and await our goods.Fuck the Hutt's, They only respect power.
>>2521655>>I hope for your sake they return a favorable opinion. Don't test me.
>>2521664>>2521655Point a few guns at the cities as additional encouragement.
>I think we will occupy Nar Shaddaa as collateral until that time. We've paid our price and await our goods.>>2521663>>2521666>I hope for your sake they return a favorable opinion. Don't test me.>>2521664>>2521668All tied up, holding a few mins more for tie breakers
>>2521680>>I hope for your sake they return a favorable opinion. Don't test me.
Sorry for the delay guys, internet is fucking up>I hope for your sake they return a favorable opinion. Don't test me.>>2521664>>2521668>>2521695>I think we will occupy Nar Shaddaa as collateral until that time. We've paid our price and await our goods.>>2521663>>2521666>I hope for your sake they return a favorable opinion. Don't test me.>writing
You're tempted to train your guns on Nar Shaddaa's spires and let loose, or drop a garrison on the world."I hope for your sake they return a favorable opinion," you say, voice calm.The Hutt shifts rapidly again as your message is relayed, his eyes widen, pupils becoming black slits in a muddy pool. The interpreter returns his reply. "Don't make threats to me, Girl. Your Emperor sees you as no better than a blister gnat. You are conducting errands on his behalf. Don't forget you are replaceable."As are you."I have been gracious so far," you say "I can show you why the Empire is so feared if you prefer."The Hutt, rather than getting upset, chuckles."You'll have your answer, Commander," his translator says, that plastic smile fixed on his face.You nod, not daring to open your mouth.The Hutt ends the transmission. You hadn't expected a greasy crime lord to be so obstinate in the face of Imperial firepower. The way this mission had been presented to you, the Hutts were practically giving away the location of the Rebel Base, but now, it seemed they were doing everything in their power to make it as difficult as possible. Too long and the Rebels would likely grow savvy to the events transpiring here, especially if there was a Rebel base nearby.No matter, you still had some agency of your own. Perhaps it would be wise to get Grand Admiral Zahn's thoughts on the matter, get his blessing on your next steps. Although you'd been given absolute authority to act here, perhaps it couldn't hurt to ask for more instructions.Additionally, it was possible Gorga was up to no good. You may find yourself at the sharp end of what passed as the Hutt military. In a case like that it may be beneficial to make preparations for military action. If the Hutts don't hand the information over willingly you may have to take it by force.Of course, it may also be best not to risk offending them further and making an already tense situation worse.>Contact Grand Admiral Zahn>Prepare for fighting>Do nothing to antagonize them>write in
>>2521717>>Prepare for fightingWe're a big girl, Just get increased fighter patrols and set up a large ring of radar/drones
>>2521717>Prepare for fighting
>>2521717>Prepare for fightingHut scum prepare for genocide
>>2521717>Prepare for fightingNar Shaddaa, and especially Nal Hutta definitely have shields.
>Prepare for fighting>>2521721>>2521728>>2521732>>2521736>writing
>>2521717>Prepare for fightingBomb em again Moff Harris
The second the transmission ends you signal Lieutenant Zepal, your tactical officer, over with a wave of your hand. "I want all gun crews at full readiness," you say, voice just above a whisper. "Put all fighters on alert."Zepal's eyes widen, "You think-""I believe in preparedness," you counter. "I don't want to spread word around in case of a panic, but all sections should be at standby alert until we hear from the Hutts.""Yes, ma'am. I'll alert my crews- ah. The gunners ma'am." "And Lieutenant Vells," you say. Her expression visibly sours, though only for a moment, "Vells. Yes, ma'am.""Commander," Communications calls, "We have another transmission."You sigh inwardly. "The Hutts?"He shakes his head, "It's high priority. From Naboo.""Naboo? Put it through to my ready room."(1/2)
The rotating Imperial logo fuzzes to nothing and is replaced by a life-sized replica of a teenage girl in an ornate dress that's typical of the upper crust of Naboo society. A black and grey affair, heavily accented in lace, that almost completely hides her figure. Her face is a mask of bored apathy until she sees you when her eyes flash with a previously hidden excitement. "Hello Alana.""Duchess," you say, immediately noting that this doesn't seem to be appropriate use of a high priority transmission. Instead of pointing this out to a girl who surely knows it, you offer a half-smile and shallow, courtly bow. Your relationship with the young Duchess was complicated at best. You'd first come to her as a friend and, after a shaky start, earned her trust. As the last living relative of the Emperor it wasn't easy to get close to her. Despite being over a decade your junior you'd felt an undeniable attraction toward her, one that you'd put aside out of a professional concern. Such things weren't proper. Now . . . Well, now you weren't quite sure exactly what you were to her. "To what do I owe the pleasure?""Do I need a reason to call you up, Alana?" She asks, raising an eyebrow. She's lounged across an ornately decorated throne, her legs kicked up over one arm in a very teenage act of subtle rebellion against formality. "Of course not," you say. "It seems that you've settled onto Naboo well.""You won't believe how many people on this muddy little world now recall being my friend," She says, scoffing and toying with a ringlet of finely styled hair. "After the first stormtroopers entered Theed I had an unending procession of visitors and 'well-wishers'." she gives you a smile that doesn't touch her eyes. "Unfortunately for some of them I remembered things rather differently.""I know you were looking forward to your return home," you say, "I trust you'll shape it into a loyal Imperial world once again.""Something like that," Ederlathh plays with a large ring on her middle finger. "It's pretty here, but the people . . . they still look at me funny."You imagine that being lorded over by a teenage girl once an outcast form your world might have that affect. "I'm sorry, Duchess," is all you can muster. "I also never had a chance to congratulate you on your appointment to the Imperial senate. If I recall you're the youngest member in its history."Ederlathh gives you a 'drop dead' look. "What? Aside from Leia Organa? Please. It's so dull." She lolls back on her chair, letting her head hang backward over the arm. "We're basically just a rubber stamp for the Emperor anyway. A womp rat could do this job.">What you do is important work. It's an honor.>Try to go easy on Naboo, you don't want to build resentment against you>Perhaps once I'm finished here I could pay you a visit>write in
>>2521771>What you do is important work. but important none the less.
>>2521771>>Perhaps once I'm finished here I could pay you a visitI don't know how long these talks with the hutts could go, but I am sure the emperor might want a show of force there
>>2521780Seconding this.Nothing say 'stay loyal' like four Star Destroyers in orbit.
>>2521771>What you do is important work. It's an honor
>>2521771they will learn that the carrot is always preferable to the stick, they always do
>>2521771Do we have enough firepower to glass them? Can we call for reinforcements?
>>2521811while it would very much be poetic justice to see nar shadaa burn. It will look very bad if we killed massacred a couple of trillion humans and aliens alike
>>2521799>GlassGlass who? Nar Shaddaa? Nal Hutta?Potentially, though it depends on what sort of defenses those worlds have. It's a big unknown. At minimum your force is a large threat. If they have substantial planetary shields you'd have to batter them down and probably deal tremendous damage to the planet.It's also unlikely Nar Shaddaa could survive a prolonged blockade/siege.>ReinforcementsNot at present. You'd have to call Grand Admiral Zahn, so far you're trying to do this on your own.>What you do is important work. It's an honor>>2521776>>2521796+>Perhaps once I'm finished here I could pay you a visit>>2521780>>2521795>Writing
"What you do is important work," you say. "It's not perhaps excited, but it's important none the less. It's an honor.""Oh yes," Ederlathh says, gesturing broadly as she speaks, "What an 'honor' it is to serve. I dream of wasting my days away on endless conference calls." she gives you a withering glance. "Please, Alana. Don't insult my intelligence. Just because I'm a senator doesn't mean I've been completely lobotomized."You smirk at her wit. "I don't know how long these talks with the Hutts could go," you say, "But perhaps once I'm finished here I could pay you a visit. I'm sure the emperor might want a show of force in a troubled sector."Her eyes widen and she props herself up on an elbow, "Oh yes, that would be wonderful! Hurry up and subdue those disgusting slugs and come quickly.""I'm sorry, Duchess, as I said, I can't tell you how long I'll be indisposed.""Duchess-duchess-duchess. Ederlathh, Alana. It's Ederlathh. Don't be so formal," she scolds."I'm sorry- Ederlathh. Old habits die hard.""Call me Duchess again and I'll start calling you 'Lady Tyrna'." Part of you wishes she would. Being a baroness and commander yet having a teenager call you 'Alana' was a little too familiar for you. "What about the last thorn in my side?" you ask, "Moff Tavira. Has she shaped up?"Moff Tavira was one of the outliers of the new Imperial system. A onetime wife of an aging Moff, she'd claimed his title after his sudden death during the collapse of the Empire. Later becoming a pirate queen she had been re-admitted to the Imperial ranks with the promise she would turn her skills against the rebels. Last you'd spoke with her she had still taken exception to being ordered around by others."Leonia?" Ederlathh asks with a confident smile and dismissive wave. "She's nothing. Nothing more than an occasional distraction. "We understand one another now. She'll do for protector of this sector." A soft pout replaces her smile, "But she's not my protector. Not like you, Alana. I'm afraid no one can replace you."You fumble a bit, taken aback by her naked praise and struggle for a response a moment.>Thank you Ederlathh>I'll always protect you when I can, you know that.>I'm just doing my duty to the Empire>write in
>>2521838>Heavy sweating>Just doing my duty I forgot anon's put us in the fucking usurpers field
>>2521838>>Thank you EderlathhWew
>>2521838>I'm just doing my duty to the EmpireEmpire shill gonna shill
>>2521838>Thank you Ederlathh
>>2521771>Imperial senateWhen and why did this happen?I mean, the entire Imperial Council is dead, but the only important members of that were Greejatus and Pestage. >Try to go easy on Naboo, you don't want to build resentment against you
Wow, I got caught up in gambling. >Thank you Ederlathh
>>2521852Does our love of the Empire overpower our love of a qt patootie? who is probably a hard sub in the bedroom once she becomes of age?
>>2521838>I'm just doing my duty to the Empire
>>2521861U fags out reeeeeeeeeeee>>2521838>I'm just doing my duty to the Empire
>>2521838>Thank you Ederlathh>I'm just doing my duty Sweating intensifies
>Just doing my duty>>2521842>>2521852>>2521874>>2521889>>2521905>Thank you Ederlathh>>2521848>>2521855>>2521860>>2521905>writingWhy anons?
>>2521940 I don't want our Captain to be a dike or whore, Not sure why /qst/ does.
>>2521856http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/2032610/#p2050816Also, congrats, you discovered that I fucked up! Ederlathh is a Moff currently, not a senator. As a reward, I declare you a Baronet of the Empire.Let's all pretend I said "Moff" instead of "Senator" eh?
>>2521940It your fault TK!!! Also dammit i'm late for voting. Fortunantly we eliminated the intelligence spy aboard our vessel and no one will know about this message...no one.
>>2521949 She can always be bisexual? Also i believe getting close to Ederlathh started as a play and friendship attemp but then anons corrupted it.
>>2521949Because almost every guy we've met has been a piece of shit
>>2521958>almost every guy we've met has been a piece of shit#JustImperialThings
>>2521957 >She can always be bisexual? >Not doing your duty and producing an heir for the Empire.>Not being wholesome.
>>2521949Like has been said before, it's not that Ederlathh is another female, it's because of her age. >>2521950Haha, rekt. Who's the next youngest Moff then?
>>2521964>Implying the Empire works like that>Implying Palpatine isn't his own heirThis isn't the Fel Empire.
>>2521958That too.>>2521964>not marrying a politicaly powerfull and habdsome imperial so we can both clean the empire from rebels.>Not wanting a cute friends with benefits relation with a dutchess so we can go away while patroling the empire and helping her with political and inteligence stuff.Said that i just hope we don't try to flirt with Mara.
>>2521964I can't wait to teach our children to be Admirals and become empire shills themselves.
>>2521965>Who's the next youngest Moff then?If Tavira counts, it seems it's her.
>>2521968i think he means our father lineage. We are his only child...need to fix that.
"Thank you, Ederlathh," you say, at a loss for words. "I'm just doing my duty to the Empire.The girl pouts her lip and furrows her brow, "Your duty? Hm, well I wouldn't want to detract from your duty.You feel the sting of her words, the cutting edge of disappointment. "It's not that I'm not glad that you . . .feel that way about what I do, Ederlathh."She waves you off, "I'm sure. Governing a sector is painfully boring work, Alana. I only get so much entertainment from Leonia. Please hurry back."You pause for thought a moment, "I'll do what I can, Ederlathh.""Don't make me pull strings to get you back," she says then motions her hand and the video feed is cut leaving you alone and blinking.(1/2)
>>2521976>We are his only child>need to fix thatGross. >>2521973>Said that i just hope we don't try to flirt with Mara.Nobody ever flirted with Vader. >politicaly powerfull and habdsome imperialBetter yet a non-Imperial royal desu.
You are Sheev Palpatine, Galactic Emperor and Sith Master. Currently you are in your command suite deep beneath your Citadel tower on your throne world of Byss. All around you in the shadowy center, military personnel whisper into headsets and input data into terminals. A series of map boards reflects the current state of the galaxy regarding fleet deployments. None of this matters to you right now. You'd just received confirmation from Admiral Yazz that the droid works of Telti had been secured as well as much of the surrounding space with army garrisons deployed on many worlds.To the galactic south another fleet under the command of your pariah admiral, Silas Lobkin, is assembling to strike at the industrialized world of Eriadu.Neither of these cases is your current concern, your eyes are fixed on the burning red trail across the galactic map. You're latest acquisition, the Corellian Run. Once a vital pathway through the heart of Rebel territory, now a bridge connecting two separate parts of your empire, flanked on one side by the new Bothawui Protectorate puppet state.Admiral Oxtroe and her fleet were in the process of scouring the hyperspace lane for any rebel hold outs. Additionally, garrisons and customs patrols were being scattered strategically, sector defense fleets also were being established partially using the former Imperial ships being turned over by the surrendering New Republic. There was also the matter of overseeing the destruction of Rebel warships and material, generally by cruising unmanned ships into the nearest sun.With return of the Empire comes the return of order and justice, not to mention bureaucracy. Every inhabited world in your empire could be home to millions, billions, or sometimes trillions of sentient beings. Operating a functioning government requires an extensive bureaucracy which means employing millions of those beings in your government. It was a problem the Rebels had faced as well, and conquered mostly by utilizing large chunks of your own former staff. Now, as these worlds are returned to your control, you are finding governors who collaborated with the Rebel government, clerks who helped serve their cause. As your forces return, the question of punishment comes up. What should be done to those who did not resist the spread of the New Republic and in some cases aided it?>Execute higher level collaborators>Serve them token prison time>We need them to hold the bureaucracy together, they will be pardoned.
>>2521975Well i really wanted that riding crop.Maybe Tyrna should make her feel a taste of it.
>>2521979>Execute higher level collaborators
>>2521979>Execute higher level collaboratorsThe rebellion must never be revived
>>2521979>Serve them token prison timeBut execute anyone above the planetary level.
>>2521979>>Execute higher level collaboratorsOnly if they helped the spread. We cannot fault lesser humans for being human.
>>2521979>Serve them token prison timei know we should execute then but if we do this we can lay traps and show some kind of mercy to the overhaul populance. Not that we are it's just easier to take a hold of we do that.
>>2521979>Execute higher level collaborators publically You don't get to just switch sides with no consequences
>>2521986>>2521992>>2521996Why don't we just imprison then and once the rebels come to save their colaborators we can lay a trap. Also they might be converted and will make us look good ina political manuever. It will also show Thrawn and the rest of the spread imperials they might be forgiven
>>2521977Underage duchess is best duchess
>>2522005Just put then in a prison it make us look good. Also we should be grabbing any imperial that got arrested by the rebels/republic and freeing then.
>>2522010The rebellion is dead, no one's coming back to rescue some chums
>>2521979Executr high level collaborators, but give token jail time to those with lesser degrees of guilt.
>>2522017Ther eis still new republic territory and Leia, Han and Luke weren't arrested.
>>2522010Once a tratior, Always a tratior. Death to them all. Also mulitple people are still free.
>Execute higher level collaborators>>2521986>>2521992>>2521996>>2522005>>2522018>Serve them token prison time>>2521993>>2521998>>2522022New Republic is toast, check the latest political map.>>2521983>Riding cropwell . . . I mean she still has it.
>>2522024>well . . . I mean she still has it.and soon it will be ours!
>>2522024TK quick question. What happend to Ackbar?
>>2522034It's believed he died at Exodeen but the Rebellion's records were lost/destroyed/never recovered so that can't be known with certainty.
>>2522038Well so long Goldfish admiral.
Traitors would be made example of. Planetary leaders who aided the Rebellion will join them in its death sentence. Smaller degrees of collaboration would be punished appropriately. Orders are issues to your occupation and intelligence forces, lists of collaborators and traitors are distributed and soon wanted images are out on the holonet for those who run and evade capture rather than facing justice, which countless many do. Still, there are well over a hundred recorded executions broadcast across the galaxy.The pacification of the Corellian Run and surrounding territory leads to limitless opportunity for advancement within your Empire and dozens of new Moffs are soon being appointed to fill in for those clearly not suited to the task of governance. As the former New Republic falls in line, you turn your attention to the liberation of Eriadu."Your Highness," the holographic image of Admiral Lobkin bows, dramatically sweeping his cape to the side before straightening up and placing his cigarra back in his mouth. The transmission comes from the Bellator-Class Super Star Destroyer Splendor."Admiral, you have something worthy of my attention?" You have little patience for Lobkin's flair for theatrics. When he'd initially defected from a splinter faction of the empire, he'd been more subdued, doubly so after a military setback at Corellia, but now, as a Hero of Exodeen, he'd doubled his pomp."Of course, Highness. My forces have nearly finished final preparations for our push on Eriadu and a . . . diplomatic situation has dropped up.""Be more specific," you command."I've received an interesting message from 'Admiral' Cronus of the Eriadu Authority," Lobkin says, taking a long drag on his cigarra, "He's making an offer to surrender the world and the faction wholesale us. This is after he rejected your previous ultimatum. I didn't accept it because I wanted to clear it with you of course. I also have some concern that if we simply let them back in without consequence it could create the idea that opposing the Empire has no repercussions.""What is their strength?" You ask. "And what are your prospects for victory.""All but assured, Highness. They have a small handful of capital ships to stand against us. Most of the people of Eriadu are true loyalists. We face a dissenting minority. I do fear some damage will be done with the world if we have to wrest it from them, but this is unavoidable for quick victory."A fresh influx of warships from a surrendering warlord would be well appreciated, but such ships would bring with them an influx of loyally dubious crew and officers.It may be possible to accept the surrender and then violently purge the leadership of those ships, but that would likely discourage any future cooperation with your Empire. Otherwise, the attack could proceed as planned.>It's never too late to rejoin the empire>Accept the surrender but purge the leadership>Cronus had his chance. Attack
>>2522054>Cronus had his chance. Attackhe had his chance.
>>2522054>>Accept the surrender but purge the leadershipIt doesn't have to be killings, just kick them out from their spots
>>2522054>Cronus had his chance. AttackToo late, should've done that when you had the chance.
>>2522054>Accept the surrender but purge the leadershipNah a second chance is fine but not a third.
>>2522062His second chance was us offering him an agreement and he refused, With a counter. Your giving him a third
>>2522060If individual ships are willing to surrender it will be accepted but the entire crew will be sent to shitty garrisons.
>>2522064I'm thinking more of what Thrawn woudl think if we did that. But i just hope the grand Admiral gives himself more value then Cronu
>>2522054>Accept the surrender but purge the leadershipWhen they come to shake hands and sign treaties slap the leaders in irons and chop off their heads.
>>2522068Thrawn is pretty disillusioned with the Force users at the head of the Empire, if he thinks he can take the Vong on his own, he won't rejoin Palpatine. Kaine and Pellaeon would be more pliable. Zsinj is too far gone, in his own mind as well, he'll die before he rejoins the Empire, not that he wouldn't be executed if he did. Neither Teradoc would be worth keeping around.
>>2522068who the fuck cares if Thrawn thinks that?
>>2522054>Accept the surrender but purge the leadershipActually I'm changing to this. We need the ships. Execute the leadership and officers and send the crew to dull unimportant garrisons.
>Cronus had his chance. Attack>>2522058>>2522060>Accept the surrender but purge the leadership>>2522059>>2522062>>2522074>>2522085>>2522085Not sure which vote was yours mate, but it's pretty clear who the winner is.>Accept the surrender but purge the leadership>writing
>>2522093This one >>2522060Dynamic IP can be confusing.
"You've done well not to act rashly," you reply. "We will accept Cornus's surrender, but it will not save him. He and all ship captains that participated in this mutiny are to be arrested and tried as traitors. The crews will be broken up and used as replacements to flesh out other vessels. I'd like these ships re-crewed.""Perfect," Lobkin says, "I've got a fresh batch of recruits itching for deployments. I'm sure they'll love a fresh batch of warships."You make no reply and your silence grates on Lobkin's calm. "Excellent, then I'll contact Cronus at once and make preparations.""Coordinate with your Komissar," you order, "I think that we can ensure the temporary loyalty of these new crews with the right application of pressure.""Y-yes, highness.""Goodbye, admiral." you kill the channel.***You wouldn't recognize the sweating, shivering figure brought before you by a hulking pair of sentinels if not for the broad, manic grin and yellowed eyes."Master," he says, voice a weak croak, his eyes not leaving yours.The sentinels release his arms and he collapses to the floor, struggling onto his hands and feet, coughing. He's a young human Male with a head of thick dark hair and swarthy complexion. He wears the simple robes of a mage, and is surely someone you've never seen before."Leave us," you command the sentinels who do so with no argument or sound. The blast doors to your private chambers hissing closed behind them. The man has worked himself into a kneeling position, smiling up at you and breathing hard.(1/2)
You return the smile. "Hadrazel?""Yes, Master. It's worked, you've given me life once more." It comes at the expense of a young Dark Sider, but you find this Mad Monk's knowledge of the arcane interesting for now."And how is your body?"Hadrazel looks at his new, foreign hands. "Weak. Physically and in the force. But this shell will sustain me. I have only yet to call to seek the answer."You puzzle a moment at the last statement before proceeding. "There are yet none who know what it is I've done to you, Hadrazel. Have you spoken of it?""No. The other mages in the dormitory assumed that my mind had broken."Perhaps correctly, you think."I can once again drink of the Dark Wellspring without fear of being drawn in. The fire light has gone from life and only the chill remains."Another enigmatic statement. "I could see it, master," he continues. "The glorious arc of death. Only the farthest back can imagine it's true scale. You see? The distant ones?"It appears resurrection of the body doesn't cure force-induced insanity. Sly Moore, your Archmage had said he was mad, but he was also somehow closely in tune with the force in ways it seemed you weren't."The arc of death?" You repeat."Yes. The farthest see it and have no more fear. I believe the Seers return. I believe they seek that which your Apprentice does," the nonsensical and prophetic blur as Hadrazel speaks."The seers?" You ask."Yes. The disciple of the old Seers has made his move. He is twisted, inside and out. He seeks to reclaim the power of the Dark Side from the two, Master." As Hadrazel speaks, you see his eyes are glazed over and lifeless. "He fears you.""As he should," you say. "He seeks the same as Lord Cythera you said? The amulet?"Hadrazel nods gravely. "I feel them in the force. They will soon meet."Something to keep in mind, you suppose, it's too late to consider sending help for Cythera. You have more urgent concerns. Namely, what to do with this sad wretch. Having been reborn once yourself, you know that it's not a simple process and that his strength will return to him- physically at least. His mental well being . . . That may be long gone.You have the choice of revealing Hadrazel's resurrection to your followers as an example of your power, but you may also wish to keep the mad monk as your own secret servant, hidden from the intrigue that fills your hierarchy.>Reveal his return to all your followers>Only reveal him to the leadership of your Dark Hierarchy>Keep his resurrection a secret>Write in
>>2522125>Keep his resurrection a secret
>>2522125>Keep his resurrection a secretA good Sith Lord has many helpful hands which often work in ignorance of each other
>>2522125>Only reveal him to the leadership of your Dark Hierarchy
>Keep his resurrection a secret>Writing
"For now my friend, I think we will keep your existence secret," you lay a hand on his shoulder."Yes, master.""There is much I'd like to learn from you, in time.""It would be my honor, master."***And that's my time. Thanks for playing guys! I hope you had as much fun as I did. We burned through my notes and I need to very carefully plan my next session so I don’t Fuck everything up get ahead of myself. This is going to be the only session this week, and I'll be posting on Twitter and QTG when I run the next one which will most likely be week after next.I know this reduced schedule is really painful for yall and I apologize, but it's the best way I can focus on quality for my threads which is more important than quality.If you guys just prefer endless continuity errors and slice of life shit, feel free to let me know, otherwise this is how it needs to be for now.Be sure to follow the Twitter or come hang in my discord if you want to fuck around.https://twitter.com/DarkEmpireQuesthttps://discord.gg/WMEDDgXI want to end this thread with a discussion point for you guys:Can anyone convince me that Alana x Ederlathh isn't just a memeAs always I am open to questions, comments, and banter in thread!Thanks guys!
>>2522189Thanks for running. >Can anyone convince me that Alana x Ederlathh isn't just a memeDo you really doubt your own writing abilities?
>>2522192>Do you really doubt your own writing abilities?YesAlso, are you implying it's my fault? I'm genuinely curious if people are really like "Oh, what a wonderful pairing" or if there's a lot of giggling while people pick the flirty votes. Or both?This wasn't originally intended to even be a choice but people seemed to want it so I steered things a bit which was . . . controversial. I've since recognized that was probably a Bad Idea (TM). I'm just wondering how people feel about it.
>>2522189>spoilerNah those are just rumours caused be the many suitors Alana and Ederlath refused and their close friendship
>>2522189I really don't mind endless slice of life shit. Getting to know and having fun with our crew is good. Choking random people and planning evil shit is fun. >Can anyone convince me that Alana x Ederlathh isn't just a meme/u/ fags are really pushing that shit really hard. But what do you expect when you bring an underage girl into the story. Gib male love interest and end this.
>>2522203>Slice of lifeIf that's a common sentiment I really could do more. It's much easier to do because it doesn't generally involve the meta plot>SpoilerYou're probably right. Lobkin was that of course, but he has issues of his own. Maybe There's still hope for him. Plus I believe Alana needs to hang with Vells . . .
>>2522189Great sesh boss.>Can anyone convince me that Alana x Ederlathh isn't just a memeIt could or couldn't be...it all depends on how you want to direct things. I honestly don't mind it, it's a different kind of relationship and if written well, could be nuanced and interesting to explore.I think Alana gets hurt though when Ederlathh needs to cut us off to give herself political leverage, or when she finds a new girl. Doubt she's in it for the long-haul.
>>2522189I think its hotI don't think I need another reason
>>2522211Don't forget my boy Tierce. Agree with anon. We need more slice of life so our boy lovers can appear more often.Create more man romance options or ask father for a match
>>2522189I think the Alana x Ederlathh relationship could go well. What a wonderful pairing, with plenty of possibilities for things to either go right or terribly wrong.
>>2522211>>Slice of life>If that's a common sentiment I really could do morenah, leave it as is
>>2522189>Can anyone convince me that Alana x Ederlathh isn't just a memeTK, I.......
>>2522189>Slice of lifeThink of it as a series not a movie. Not every scene has to have tension or be important plot wise. Some scenes should be more light hearted to add more depth to them. I support more of it. >Can anyone convince me that Alana x Ederlathh isn't just a memeWhat did you expect when you keep writing her scenes ffs. End it now. End it while you can before yuri fags destroy another fine quest. They're going to keep gunning for her and ruin it for everyone else.
>>2522215>Great sesh boss.Thanks! Glad you liked it.>>2522218To be fair, that's a pretty cut and dry reason.>>2522257>SpoilerI haven't. I'll probably do that.>>2522291Looks more like the "terribly wrong" category to me.>>2522500No, not like that. I'm just really curious what it is exactly that makes people so crazy for it. Without fail it always gets the most people voting.>Should Alana punch the Emperor?2 votes>Should Alana wave at Ederlathh16 votes>>2522509Yeah, I'd say that's how I'm leaning. Alan and Vells were going to hang on Nar Shaddaa, but I think tensions are high enough that it probably isn't a good idea.>SpoilersI am not a clever man.Look guys, I am all for you finding your own fun in my story as far as the Ederlathh thing goes but let me be honest with you: I'm going to be clear now and say that Ederlathh x Alana is not going to happen. For both in-universe reasons and out of universe reasons. I know that some of you might have gotten the idea that was I hinting at this possibility, but that isn't what I intended. I'm happy to goof around and stuff, but as far as a serious pairing I can't let that happen. I should have let everyone know earlier, but I was hesitant to shut everything down. I just want to be transparent. Please place your celebration/complaints below.
>>2522556i'm happy that Ederlathh x Alana is not going to be a thing, thanks QM
>>2522556I'm glad you aborted the baby before it becomes an abomination.
>>2522556That's unfortunate TK. Not because I'm a die hard fan of the pairing, but because I feel like you could have written it in an interesting way. I also don't like artificial constraints on character direction / development. If the majority wanted to pursue her - it should be allowed in my opinion, with the in-universe benefits and drawbacks that path entails. Your the QM though, your tale - still going to enjoy it.
>>2522565>>2522567Glad you're pleased>>2522634To be honest, I'm sure I could have written it in an interesting way, but it's becoming a major distraction to the quest I wanted to run. If Ederlathh sneezes it becomes a tug of war between shippers and /u/boats hunters.I'm very conflicted on the issue, because I also don't like saying "This is off limits" but I feel like it's necessary to keep things on track. That's in no small part caused by the taboo/ethical issues centering around her age. If she were 18 I think things were different but as it stands it just makes it a weird situation.I appreciate your level head and faith though.
>>2522556>I'm going to be clear now and say that Ederlathh x Alana is not going to happen. Thank the force!
>>2522556>I'm just really curious what it is exactly that makes people so crazy for it.Well there's a lot of intrigue and instability around the character itself that makes her something of a wildcard in my eyes. Associating with her gives us influence on a galactic scale while carrying a hint of danger that makes the whole relationship exciting. A part of me still thinks she may secretly be a Darksider or something crazy like that. To be quite honest, if Ederlath were the Emperor's nephew and/or a little older, I don't think it wouldn't really change my perception of the character too much.That being said, if the idea of pursuing a romance option with the character is that uncomfortable for you, then you don't have to write it. Vells is a pretty cool dude too, and I'm curious to seeing how Lobkin is taking Alana's rejection.More importantly, Hutt Base Delta Zero when?
>>2522694I personally like Ederlathh's character, and I think she's interesting. I definitely don't want to discourage them spending time together, just don't expect pic related.>LobkinNot well.>SpoilerTHE POWER IS YOURS!!!
>All this posting about Ederlathh like she's a normal person>Nobody else has realized she's a sleeper triple agent of the Jedi deep state poisoning the bantha milk to turn the womp rats light-sideWAKE UP SHEEPLE
>>2522556>I'm going to be clear now and say that Ederlathh x Alana is not going to happenGood. I had some feeling that it could have been a quest killer
>>2523105I don't think you're alone with that sentiment.>>2523047Sith Supplements when?
>>2523192Coming to a quartermaster near you
Hey, it’s back. Nice!
>>2522556Good decision. The quest will degenerate into proxy wars between u boaters and anti boaters. It's an empire quest, go to akun for smut.
>>2523968"I feel like I have Unlimited Power!" - Sith Supplements Customer>>2524014Back in black.>>2524182>SmutY-yeah . . . totally [deletes DarKEmpireSmut.txt] who wants that?