It has been seven years since the Battle of Endor and the first death of the EMPEROR. In that time, the Empire has been reborn in a manner matching the Emperor’s own miraculous resurrection. After a lightning campaign of expansion, the bulk of the Empire, including the powerful and valuable Core worlds are once again under the Imperial banner. Only a scattering of neutral systems and a powerful renegade faction under the military genius GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN.WIth the young Jedi child JACEN SOLO in Imperial hands, the REBEL ALLIANCE mounted a desperate and futile rescue operation that claimed the lives of many of their best heroes. At the same time, the Sith Lord Darth Cythera, the Emperor’s apprentice, was killed by LUKE SKYWALKER. The Dark Sider Brakiss has been appointed as DARTH KALOPSIS, Dark Lord of the Sith in her absence.Now, ALANA TYRNA, Imperial Admiral and Lady of Byss spends time with the GRAND INQUISITOR, Vende Amenge in his palatial home on the Byssian coast, preparing to return to her fleet and responsibility . . .
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 maphttps://imgur.com/a/F3KmhF7 I allow between ten and fifteen 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 tiebreaker, and if no one votes, I roll for the tiebreaker 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. >Alana x Vende Lewd (NEW)https://pastebin.com/DfJYzkjG
Your night with Vende had been unexpected, to say the least. You’d learned a bit more about the enigmatic Grand Inquisitor’s past, seen an unnerving and grotesque stage play, were given an ancient lightsaber as a gift, and of course, you’d also ended up sleeping with him.The early morning light of Byss’s cyan sun streams in through the half-closed window shades, casting long, deep shadows across the bed you lay in, naked beneath the plush covers. Outside you can hear the rhythmic roar and crash of the waves. You hadn’t intended things to end up this way and were actually feeling rather down about yourself. It obviously wasn’t your first time making love, but you couldn’t shake that dirty feeling that always clung to you afterward. What felt good in the heat of the moment felt hollow afterward. That wasn’t to say that you hadn’t enjoyed it, or that you wouldn’t do it again, but you couldn’t help but wonder how Vende would feel about you now.Beside you Vende lies still, breathing softly.You face his back and study the curve of his shoulder blades and the subtle topography of his muscles. It hadn’t been that long before that you’d been with a subordinate of yours, Captain Vells. Been with him physically, that is, something which went against more regulations than you could count. It felt necessary at the time, a good way to release some stress, but it seemed like his feelings for you ran deeper than just physical. In fact, he’d asked you on a date, one you’d left him obviously confused about. You sigh quietly and pull the sheets tighter around you. Battle maneuvers you understood, even court politics you followed with ease. It was interpersonal relationships that often left you flummoxed.Turning over you see on the nightstand beside you your silver lightsaber handle standing upright on the three curved prongs that protruded from its base. You weren’t sure what you were going to do with it exactly, it was a wonderful gift but it also raised questions about your relationship with the Grand Inquisitor. It’s quite early in the morning and cold in bed. You’d love to pretend your problems don’t exist, but you have to move forward.>Cuddle with Amenge>Go start breakfast for both of you>Leave quietly for the fleet>Write in
>Kiss him on the cheek, then leave quietly for the fleet
>>3109141This, the fleet, and by extension Palpatine, is still our one love. He'll undestand
>>3109145Also duty and everything else. There is still a lot of stuff to be done.
>>3109152He probably has servants for that. And we are a baroness even if we went to military and everything else.
>>3109138>>Cuddle with Amenge>>Go start breakfast for both of youWelcome back
>>3109138>>Cuddle with Amenge>>Go start breakfast for both of you
>>3109138>Cuddle with Amenge>Go start breakfast for both of you
>>3109138>Leave quietly for the fleet
>Kiss him on the cheek, then leave quietly for the fleet>>3109141>>3109145>>3109148>>3109182>Go start breakfast for both of you>>3109152>>3109165>>3109173>>3109181>Cuddle>>3109165>>3109173>>3109181Holding for tie breaker.
>>3109208Breakfast and some loving
>>3109131Fuckin A we’re back in business.Time to put Thrawn in his place and slaughter more Rebel Scum
>>3109217i'm sure that if there is a emergency such as Thrawn making a move to the recently unguarded worlds or the Jedi/Rebels attacking a main base we will be called.
>>3109223Dude we killed Han and Chewie. The rebels have already lost half of the main hero cast.
Shame we didn't get more prequel films. Christian Haydensen is a better actor than Daisy Ridley
>>3109217>Womp womp rats>>3109223That's the spirit.>>3109226It's funny because it's true.
>>3109226There’s still another half worth disintegrating.RIP Kyle Katarn
You pull yourself close behind Amenge, your arms around him, savoring his warmth. The fleet was waiting for you, but you felt it could wait a bit longer. Long enough to at least say a proper goodbye. Amenge hardly stirs at your activity, lying peacefully, a peace you wish you felt.You allow yourself a few more minutes of relaxation before you felt your thoughts begin to wander. Unable to remain still any longer, you carefully disentangled yourself and got out of bed shivering in the cold air. After a short hunt, you find your dress and pulled it on, since it was the only clothes you had and then you left the bedroom, closing the door softly behind you and proceeding downstairs.“Admiral Lady Alana Tyrna.”The metallic voice startles you and you almost gasp. How such an aged butler droid could sneak around was beyond you.“Yes,” You say, unsure if this was a statement or a question. “The master of the house is indisposed at the moment,” the droid intones. This is patently obvious since you were just with him, but you feel an inkling of doubt in your mind“Grand Inquisitor Amenge? Or his father?”“Yes.”You roll your eyes. Useless. “Droid, can you prepare breakfast?”“Yes, Lady Tyrna.”You stare at the motionless droid a moment longer. “Well see to it.”“Yes, Lady Tyrna.” It turns in place, metal feet thumping down on the stone floor before its head swivels back to you. “You will pardon my absence. You may be seated in the study, but I advise you not to wander.”You’ve never felt more judged by a droid as its sensor eyes sweep over your body, before it trudges off to the kitchen, leaving you alone in the expansive entry hall of the Amenge Estate. You’re again struck by how quiet this place is. Even in your own home, your mother was always rattling around, playing some music or holofilm, or calling a friend.Part of you wonders what other interesting artifacts Amenge my have lying about, no matter how improper snooping might be.>Wander>Go back to Amenge>Stay with the droid>Write in
>>3109246>Go back to the study
>>3109229Hayden was one of my favorite parts of the prequels. she's preddy cute tho
>>3109246>WanderEh fuck that droid.
We need to protect what we love, not destroy what we hate. That's how we'll beat the Republic and Thrawn.
You stare daggers at the back of the droid. You can roam if you want to, you don’t think Vende would mind.Once the butler vanishes around the corner, you being your wanderings. The grand entry hall itself is mostly uninteresting, save a large oil painting of an ancient Amenge ancestor who shares Vende’s eyes. Aside from a few dull vases, the room is bare. Instead, you start following side passages in the cavernous house, your bare feet making your passage virtually silent, though the icy floor doesn’t do you any favors.You find the study the droid mentioned, its expansive shelves are bare, not a single book or holotape remains. The lone sofa is moth-eaten and threadbare but a picture window has a fantastic view of an emerald bay outside.Closing the door behind you, you continue your search finding a closet of cleaning supplies and a guest bedroom that is perfectly neat and tidy save a thin layer of dust on everything.A soft sound behind you makes you whirl in fright, peering down the empty hallway behind you. Once you’re satisfied that the droid isn’t coming to find you, you continue along. Another empty bedroom greets your next exploration, this one appears to be a master bedroom with a vast canopy bed and a few seats and sofas gathered by an empty fireplace. The dresser drawers have been pulled and lay scattered about on the floor. It’s apparent to you that this room hasn’t been used for years. You also note on the wall across from the bed is a clean spot where you suspect a large painting or picture once hung.(1/2)
It’s clear to you that Vende’s butler isn’t cutting it around here for the level of uncleanliness you’ve found so far. No wonder the droid advised you against wandering.The last door you find is some kind of office or- more accurately- trophy room. Its wood-paneled walls are full of all sorts of points of interest. Antique blasters, stuffed animal heads and limbs, swords, both physical and newer things like lightsabers. A tattered CIS banner is draped on one wall, though it looks to be in need of a good spot cleaning. Dead center ahead of you is what you suspect is the missing painting you saw earlier. It’s a large oil painting of a family, you recognize Vende’s mother and father right away. A rotund man with a hooked scowl and a hatchet-faced wife with blank, hard eyes. Wedged between them is a small, unhappy child shadowed by two overbearing parents.The child, you know, has long since grown into a man. By far though, the most interesting things in the room were the two stasis tubes and the corpses they hold.The left one contains the body of a woman, her head wrenched around, almost backward by some kind of titanic force. The right one holds the body of a portly man though he’s been cut mostly to pieces, his extremities piled in haphazardly, his petrified face is frozen in a scream but his eyes are glazed over. The body is bloodless, his wounds all cauterizedYou grab the door frame and hold tight, staring in shock at the gruesome sight. The stasis tubes that hold them have kept them fresh, almost as fresh as the day they died, but that was clearly years ago. They have no labels, but you can identify Lord and Lady Amenge, Vende’s parents.You’re breathing hard, trying to make sense of what you’re seeing. Nearly a full minute passes before you regain your wits and back out of the room, closing the door.The Grand Inquisitor has apparently preserved his parents' corpses for display. You see no logic to it.>Let’s pretend we never saw this>I’m sure Vende has a good explanation for this>write in
>I’m sure Vende has a good explanation for this
>>3109332>>Let’s pretend we never saw thisloose lips sink ships, and we got the tightest lips in the fleet
Actually, changing my vote.>Those wounds.. they look as though they were from a light-saber.
>>3109332>Let’s pretend we never saw thisAhhhh yes, darksider bullshit
>>3109332>Let’s pretend we never saw thisI'm glad the true master of our heart never did anything like this but also to his siblings.
>>3109349You better not be talking about who I think you are
>>3109332>Let’s pretend we never saw thisCHANGED MY VOTE
>>3109351Chopping up your parents and innocent kids is a sith rite of passage.
>>3109351Palpatine murdered his entire family with the force.
>Let’s pretend we never saw this>>3109341>>3109345>>3109349>>3109357>Writing
You turn away from the trophy room and walk as fast as you dare back toward the entry hall. Those cuts looked like lightsaber wounds. Was it possible that Vende had killed them both? You could vividly imagine him standing over their bodies, his mother’s spine twisted into a knot, his father hacked to death, Vende’s eyes flaring yellow, his skin reflecting the red of his lightsaber. Shaking your head, you try to clear this vision from your mind. Vende was the Grand Inquisitor so you never imagined that is hands were totally clean per se, but . . . this . . . “Alana.”You practically jump out of your skin, turning to see Amenge descending the stairs, lightsaber in hand.“You forgot this.” He extends the handle to you.“Oh, thank you.”His eyes linger on you for a second. Perhaps a second too long and you find yourself wondering how much of your thoughts he can read.Vende smiles before handing you the saber. “I trust you slept well.”“Yes.”He stares at you again, as if measuring you.“Master Vende, breakfast will be served soon,” the droid says, stomping into the room.“Thank you.” Vende doesn’t look away from you. “You look stunning, Alana.”“Thank you,” you say, feeling like maybe you’ve said that too much, trying to calm your nerves, telling yourself that the bodies are probably explainable. Perhaps they were murdered by Jedi and Amenge keeps them around to remind himself what he is fighting against. Even in your head, it sounds silly.“Alana,” Amenge takes a step closer to you, “I have to ask you something.”“Yes?” Your heart races, your hand clenching the saber handle.“This is a bit uncouth but, I wanted to ask if you might . . . consider us . . . ah-” he smiles broader, “Well if I might consider us to be together. Or . . . “ he trails off, that placid smile fading almost imperceptibly. “I’d like to codify our relationship.”>I need to think>I’m yours if you’re mine.>I’m not in a position for a relationship>Write in
>>3109384Is. Is he asking for marriage?
>>3109384>Are you asking if we are dating or for our hands in marrige Vende?
>>3109384>>Write inIf you're asking if you'll see me again, then yes. You know as well as I do where our focus and allegiance lie though.he wants us to sign a contract
>>3109384What kind of contract are you talking about?
>Perhaps we should consider if this will affect my career, first.
You gawk a moment, trying to determine the best way to respond. “I... there’s a lot to consider, Vende. How it might affect my career for instance. You know as well as I were our focus and allegiances lie, I don’t know if i can commit myself so fully to something like that.”Vende’s face goes from confusion to amusement. “Alana, I’m not asking you to marry me right now. I’m asking if we’re dating.”“Oh.” You feel your skin flush a bit with embarrassment.“I’m flattered that you’re already considering it, but really we only just met and no matter how close we’ve become, surely we still hold secrets. Things yet to learn about each other.”“Yes,” you say, trying not to think of his parents again.“From your answer, I take it that you’re not looking for a relationship. Nothing that serious anyway. Is that right?”>Yes, for now let’s keep things as they were before.>No, you’re mistaken. Wife is too much, girlfriend I can do.>write in
>>3109422>No, you’re mistaken. Wife is too much, girlfriend I can do.
>>3109422>No, you’re mistaken. Wife is too much, girlfriend I can do.SPACE POLYAMORY
>>3109422>>No, you’re mistaken. Wife is too much, girlfriend I can do.
You remember your father’s warning about Darksiders, but you also think you’re perfectly capable of making your own decisions.“Wife is too much,” you agree, “But girlfriend, I can do.”The smile returns to his face, this time reaching his eyes. “Alana, wonderful!” He pulls you into an unexpectedly tight hug. “I’m truly grateful.” Something seems to change in him, “But I’m afraid I’ll have to see you off. I have an important meeting to attend shortly, and I don’t think it would do to have one of the Emperor’s admirals with me.”“No,” you agree, “Certainly not. It’s been a pleasure, Vende.”“Likewise. Stay in touch?”“I’ll send you a message once I reach my flagship.”He leans in to give you a gentle kiss. “I’ll wait with bated breath.”After a few more minutes of goodbyes, you step from the manor, returning to your shuttlecraft for the trip back to your orbiting fleet. You’re feeling a lot of things right now, but right now what worries you most is your father. He’d expressed concerns about Amenge to you, and advised you against getting close. Now you were dating the man. Did you owe it to your father to tell him, or was that better left a secret for now?>Tell father>There’s nothing to report yet>write in
>>3109463>There’s nothing to report yet
>>3109463>There’s nothing to report yetOld man's going to pop a blood vessel if we tell him
>>3109463>There’s nothing to report yetOh oh TK! I was thinking of running a SW quest with a CIS commander MC and I made this based on your thing. It's not done yet because the Lucrehulk makes me want to hang myself.
>>3109475Wow! That looks fantastic! Let me know when you run it!
>>3109466>>3109467>>3109474>>3109475>There’s nothing to report yet>writing
>>3109475I hate some of the CIS designs, I miss the old good ones. looks fun tho
>>3109491What don't you like about CIS ships? They're some of my favorites. Except the Lucrehulk, which I've grown to hate.
>>3109496 The Omni supply ship, Fantail and Diamond courier are the main ones I hate. But thats cause we niggerrigged abunch of transport ships for war. Though I love the Lucrehulk
You are Sheev Palpatine, Sith Master, and Galactic Emperor. In the past these had been two disparate titles but now in your Dark Empire you'd managed to fuse the two inextricably together. Dark Side Kommisars ride alongside your naval officers as their warships ply the hyper lanes. Your inquisition scours the known galaxy for force wielders and brings them into the fold, bolstering your numbers. The Mages conduct twisted experiments in secret and harness the power of Sith magic, alchemy, and known science to create new tools and weapons of war.You stand above it all and just below you, your Apprentice.“Rise Lord Kalposis.”The man who had been Brakiss stands before you. His face is expressionless but you sense within him excitement, anticipation, the sensation of success.He'd clawed his way up to this post you knew. Fighting his way up from a mere Komissar to take his place by your side. It had come at the cost of Cythera, but you'd always felt she was lacking something. Cythera believed in the Empire and order. Kalopsis believes in power and himself, the trappings of a Sith.“You bring news?” you have an inkling of what it may be. The boy Jacen’s screams had been clear even in your entry hall, some distance away from the reprogramming chamber he was being held in.“Yes, Master. We're making progress on the boy, but it's slow going. To break him down while not truly damaging his mind has proved a challenge.”>Excuses don't interest me. Show results.>I will assign the boy’s reprogramming and training to the Grand Inquisitor>I don't mind if he breaks, just get it done.>Write in
>>3109508>Excuses don't interest me. Show results. If you fail, this job will be turned over to someone more.. capable, Kalposis.
>>3109508>Excuses don't interest me. Show results.
>>3109501Do you also dislike the Rebels' lineup?>>3109508>I don't mind if he breaks, just get it done.How is Brakiss okay with brainwashing Jacen? Caedus is just going to replace him one day. We haven't even bamboozled him like Dooku.
>>3109508>Excuses don't interest me. Show results
>>3109524I do indeed dislike that type of stuff
What are y'all anons doing. We barely know this guy and we're dating him? Things are going way too fast.
>>3109508>>Excuses don't interest me. Show results.>>3109530I really REALLY like Amenge
>>3109530What? It's not like he killed anybody.
>>3109530I dunno bro, he’s pretty dreamy
>>3109530Even 30-something male virgins in 4chan can't deny the Christian Grey appeal
“Excuses don’t interest me, Kalopsis. I’ve put my faith in you, don’t forget that.”“Yes, Master.”“I want results.”“Yes, Master.”***I’m going to call it there for the night, I’ll be continuing at 7 EST (11 UTC) next Thursday.Thanks for playing, guys!
>>3109555anon come on
>>3109530Dude if we had refused he would throw a fit and probably kill us on the spot. But honestly i really like him so i don't mind.
>>3109559Glad to have you back TK. See you next week.
>>3109559Thanks for running, excited for the next one. Haha, don't make the Lucrehulk for me in that time haha! I use 10 pixels per 10 meters haha.
>>3109559Thanks for running tk
>>3109560How else can you explain so many anons going for a dangerous, powerful and autistic man?
welp..its backnow as a space romancerip
[Imperial shilling intensifies]
>>3109568>>3109572>>3109575>>3109992Thanks! Glad everyone came by!>>3109851Thank you for paying your respects, it means a lot.
What do you guys feel like our priorities should be now that we're back in business?Just looking at the map of the galaxy, I can see there's still a few chunks of unclaimed territory to the East and West of our Dark Empire. I kind of want to absorb those areas before moving onto Thrawn but then again I know we have allies up to the far north in Thrawn's turf as well. I'm looking forward to unleashing the World Devastators at some point, feel like we'll need as much brute force as possible to overcome Thrawn's strategies.Did anyone have any policies to suggest or new edicts as Palpatine? I wanted to suggest that maybe we could bolster our military if we opened up recruitment to loyal Near-Humans? It may also go a step toward driving another nail into the Rebellion's coffin by showing how "accommodating" we are.
>>3114619We forgot to bring Up to our father the aliens that wanted to serve in the Navy
>>3114627Near humans are okay, but squids. Hell nah
>>3114633I think that alien race that originally asked us to speak on their behalf were Cat-People or something, a little hard to remember.
>>3114619Kamino seems really near the border of the empire, having new clone legions could be an idea. Perhaps made only from the best imperial soldiers, and divided in specialized categories (the dna of an ace fighter pilot, should be used only for pilots. the dna of a skilled combat medic, only for combat medics ecc...).it can be a way to glorify soldiers of the empire, elevating their status to legends since becoming the sample for armys of clones soldiers is probably a great thing.
>>3114627None of that gay ass alien talk.Aliens ain't people. But in the other hand.Clones and robots. Let's fucking go
>>3114734I'm a little wary of using clones, if for no other reason then the fact that it seems easy for some disloyal asshole to take a legion of clones and use them against us. Making a supplemental legion or two might not be a bad idea though as long as we give them to generals/admirals we know can be trusted.>>3115071I feel the same way about Droids. Seems too easy for someone to just flip a switch and make the Droids our enemies. Then again, maybe we could start that Dark Trooper program back up again. Those things were sick
>>3115585Flip and a switch and the droids our eneimes. I'm sorry? When the fuck has hacking the droids ever been a real thing outside of a few set situations in star wars plot armor lore.
>>3114641They were ferret people. >>3114734Kamino got gutted early in the Empire. There were a lot of planets that produced clones under the Republic during the Clone Wars, and later during the Empire. >>3115610Anakin hit a button and the CIS army shut down.
>>3115585Drones can get shut down (and they suck) and someone could Sheev our clones, so we'll have to work around it
>>3115635How the fuck is shutting something down, and turning it AGAINST us, the same fucking thing?
>>3115655Either way we're fucked out of an army. And clones can be collectively poisoned if the entire army is one template.
>>3115664I can't handle this level of meme, Its killing me.
>>3115677The Imperial Remnant made a virus to target the Hapan Royals specifically in Legacy of the Force. Doing that for one person would be even easier.
>>3115610I do recall the Republic reprogramming some Battle Droids for an infiltration mission in the Clone Wars Cartoon for one. It definitely felt like something Rebels would try. I also remember IG-88's bullshit about wanting to start droid revolts, something like that worries me just a little too.But maybe if we design the droids with quality instead of quantity in mind, and only use them to supplement our enlisted/conscripted soldiers then we'll be fine. I also just remembered that Canon Dark Empire had giant /m/-tier War Droids, that might be cool to see.>>3115681Speaking of the Hapans, I think we'll have to deal with them in some way. They sit right on the border with Thrawn and us and supposedly got a big military of their own. I wonder if it would be worth it to try to absorb them into the Empire the same way we absorbed the Bothans, or if we could come up with some brutal way of forcing them in line like the Imperial Remnant tried with that virus.
>>3115715Looking at stuff like this makes me hopeful that we'll get at least one or maybe 2 large-scale battles on a planet's surface before the quest ends. As much as I love Exterminatus, it'd be fun to see how a battle like this would turn out.
>>3115715I am 100 percent behind War Droids. We already have the corpse tie fighters, maybe tie in cyborgs instead of pure droids.
>>3115664well from the best imperial soldiers. that s at least 2/4 guys or a dozen of people, for every type of clone soldier. This means we have a lot of templates to use, if we want we could make each legion different from another one multiplying even more the templates. Or make less legions and use so many templates, that each squad will be different.since we will take the best of the best, this new clones could have more biological augmentations and better armors/weapons, and for loyalty/control we could try to extend their lifes/training , use propaganda everysecond of their existance, and put all the clone generals and clone admirals working directly under us and the emperor. we could do the same with the war droids.
Can we swap over to Luke's perspective now and play as punished Luke trying to reboot the rebellion?
>>3118179Kill yourself rebel
>>3118185>wanting to win all the time>never wanting to be the underdog
>>3118188>Getting tried of winninglook at this man and laugh at him. His a basic bitch who can't enjoy forever winning.
>>3118193>being incapable of winning even in the most dire of circumstances
>>3118223>Wanting switch an entire campagin and destory everything we've done so far>Because Lol, Rebels are good guysGo back to nothing.
>>3118179Personally I think Dark Rebellion Quest would be interesting, but it's beyond the scope of this quest. Someone else should make and run it, frankly.
>>3118246>having literally zero reading comprehension
“I will have some of The Archmage’s sorcerer's assist,” Kalopsis says, “With the boys reconditioning. My fear is that if we make him into a monster then he can’t be controlled.”“Too much of a monster,” You say, “Is better than not enough.” You are again reminded of Vader. “We will find a way to control him after we have broken him.”Kalopsis is slow in responding. “Yes, Master.”You wonder idly if he has the inkling that he is preparing his replacement. That said, there is also the matter of Kalopsis’s training. You’d gotten away with the minimum on Cythera, enough to make her a Sith, but not enough to make her a threat. It had served your purposes, she remained loyal to a fault, but it had also left her weak. Kalopsis has ambition in excess, but if you were clever you could harness this.>Train Kalopsis thoroughly>Provide minimal training>Write in
>>3122161>Train Kalopsis thoroughly
>>3122161>>Train Kalopsis thoroughly>Write inLeave some sort of weakness that only we'd know about so if he tries to rebel, we would have a much better chance at crushing him
>>3122161Train Kalopsis personally
>Train Kalopsis thoroughly>writing
You ensure that you block out enough time in your day to train Kalopsis as you should have trained Cythera. He has the drive to be Sith, the Ambition. Kalopsis seeks power for its own sake, unlike Cythera who wanted to strengthen the Empire.With a fully fledged Sith once more by your side, free from the corruption of the Jedi, you would be a force to be reckoned with.Before you could see to any other business, you must meet with the leadership of your Dark Side Hierarchy. With Brakiss’s ascension to Sithhood, it left the Blackguard, the combat branch of your Hierarchy, leaderless.Your top-ranking Darksiders have gathered in a small meeting chamber in one of the spires of the Imperial Palace. A panoramic transparisteel viewport rings the meeting room, displaying the vast urban vistas of Imperial Center.“I trust that a short list of candidates has been prepared?” you ask.“Yes, Master,” Kalopsis says, “I've made sure to compile the record of the replacement I would recommend. As a former Emperor’s hand he-"“I'm afraid I must interject, Lord Kalopsis,” Amenge says, oozing courtesy.Kalopsis’s eyes narrow at Amenge before going to you, seeking approval.(1/2)
“Speak your mind, Grand Inquisitor.”Amenge gives you a flat smile and stands, laying his palms flat on the table before surveying the other lords in turn, his emotions closely guarded.“I have a proposal that will render this decision moot.”“Get to the point, Amenge,” Kalopsis says, glowering.“I propose that the Komissari and Blackguard be abolished as separate branches, their duties, and authority folded into a strengthened Inquisitorius.”Kalosis snorts and Lord Mi, the Nautolan Komissari sits bolt upright. For a moment you thought she'd go for her lightsaber.“Indeed?” you don't hide your amusement.“What gives you the right?” Mi blurts.“The Komissari was formed to solve the problem of motivation and loyalty in the military. I would say that not only has this mission been accomplished, but that the Inquisition is better suited to continue such a task.” Amenge doesn't look at Mi as he speaks, instead, he takes a deep breath and presses on. “The Blackguard was formed to fight the Jedi. A task that traditionally belonged to the Inquisitorius, and a task that- frankly- the Blackguard have utterly failed at.”Beside you, Kalopsis seethes with hate for Amenge, his most obvious rival on this council.“The Inquisitorius were once your right hand, Master. Let us be so again.” Vende finishes, not breaking eye contact with you.You sense Kalopsis has more to say, much more, but he holds back.It seems that the power struggle in your Hierarchy is coming to a head. It's no secret to you that Mi is little more than a puppet for Kalopsis and if his pick for Blackguard is chosen then he will effectively control half the Hierarchy.Moore has shown no interest in politicking and seems content to oversee her own secluded branch. Vende and Kalopsis are cut of a different cloth.You can deny both your Grand Inquisitor and Apprentice with your own appointment to the position, but you will, of course, draw their ire, not to mention it would likely mean a weaker candidate. Otherwise, you have the choice of strengthening either Amenge or Kalopsis.>I will choose a Blackguard of my own>Accept Kalopsis's choice>Strengthen the Inquisitorius>Write In
>>3122238>I will choose a Blackguard of my ownMore divided they are, The more they'll fight amongst themselves and not us.
>>3122238>I will choose a Blackguard of my own>But the Komissari will be folded into the Inquisitorius
>>3122238>I will choose a Blackguard of my own
>>3122238>Have them duel for the position
>>3122323Have their candidates duel for it I say. Blackguard are supposed to be the warriors after all
>>3122323>>3122338Just to be clear, this means Kalopsis vs Amenge in a fight to the death (Probably)
>>3122351No no, I mean have them pick their two candidates and have THOSE 2 fight for the spot
>>3122362The Sith way.
>I will choose a Blackguard of my own>>3122285>>3122301>>3122307>>3122335>Writing
Why couldn’t wrangling would-be-Sith be easy?“Enough,” you say. “Grand Inquisitor, I appreciate your proposal, but we will not be altering the hierarchy any further at this time.”Amenge holds your gaze for a few moments, his eyes flickering between yours, expression clouded and unreadable. You sense an outburst coming before the storm suddenly subsides and he sits without another word.You look to Kalopsis, “Vess Kogo will become the new Blackguard.”“Kogo?” Kalopsis is stunned.Vess had once been an Emperor’s hand, one you’d relied on for missions that needed more power than subtlety.You stare down your Apprentice as well. “Kogo. Yes.”Kalopsis shrugs. “I’m sure he’ll be a fine candidate.”You feel nothing but displeasure from your two top Darksiders, each feels that you don’t trust their abilities. It’s not a pleasant feeling.(1/2)
After the tense meeting with your Dark Siders, you make time for a one on one appointment with Director Isard, your head of intelligence.“After Admiral Tyrna’s victory at Da Soocha,” she is saying, “The Rebel fleet scattered. We’ve had a smattering of sitings across the galaxy, but nothing confirmed.”“They’ve spread out to hide their numbers?” you ask.“Partly. There are a number of factors. It seems they forgot the lessons of Hoth and put all their eggs into one basket that they very nearly lost. Again. This time they’re much harder to quash. Additionally, with much of their support structure destroyed, they’ve had to make do with scrounging at a local level.”You study the holoimages of scattered rebel ships intently. Among the usual fare you also see a handful of older, Clone War vintage ships. “These are new. To them I mean.”“We think so,” Isard replies. “They’ve either raided a depot we forgot about or were given them by other sources.”“Speculation?”“The Hutts.”You scowl, “Once things have calmed down, they’re next.”“Yes, Highness. Unfortunately, it’s been a while since we’ve had a solid report on their activity. Last we saw any of them, they were headed to the Galactic South. I think they aim to rebuild somewhere and lick their wounds.”“And you have a plan for dealing with them?”Isard fixes you with a solid stare. “The same plan that we’ve always had luck with. I want to dedicate serious military resources to sweeping for them.”“Such as?”“A fleet. I would like to pull one of our fleets from patrol duty and dedicate it to hunting for the rebels. I would suggest, Lobkin or Trier.”Pulling a fleet was doable, though it would mean relying more on the local security forces for patrol duty. Not to mention it meant moving forces further way from your border with Thrawn should you need them. The Grand Vizier has opened a diplomatic channel with him to discuss re-integration, but you preferred to be safe rather than sorry.>Pull a fleet>Pull two fleets>You will have to make do with local resources>Write in
>>3122480>Pull a fleet
>Pull two fleetsWill we be able to make plans towards attacking the hutts?
>>3122480>Pull a fleetTrier. He has the experience and the will to settle a score with the Rebels.
>>3122480>Pull a fleetI've forgotten some details, who has the Crimson Command?
>>3122542>Crimson CommandI believe it was mostly destroyed during the Eraidu Authority's campaigns.>Pull a fleet (Trier)>Writing
>>3122480>Pull a fleetRebel Genocide best day of my life
“Trier,” you say. “Let him take his fleet and hunt the Rebels. We won’t give them time to regroup.”“Yes, Highness.,” Isard says with a bow.With your fleet dispatched, you turn your attention to internal matters. Traveling from your Palace you make your way to the old Imperial Senate Building where you are convening the Senate for the first time in decades. This new Senate is not a wholly elected body, being primarily made up of Moffs who have voting powers (non-binding of course) and elected Senators, who do not have voting powers.It’s a tangled mess of Bureaucracy that exists in a largely advisory position, but you are overseeing it today.It’s not nearly as expansive as it had been during the heyday of the Old Republic topping out at perhaps one hundred Moffs, Grand Moffs, and Senators.In the lobby of the Senate, you are understandably beset by well-wishers and supporters, who wouldn’t want to bend your ear in the moments leading up to the opening of the floor. It’s in this press that you spot someone out of place. A female, already rare enough in your government, but also a young one. She wears a flowing, lacy black dress instead of any kind of uniform and is followed by a veiled handmaiden. She is of course your niece, Ederlathh Pallopides.Still a teenager, she was made Moff of Naboo and the surrounding sector, replacing the controversial Moff Tavira who now handles Telti and its droid plants. You’ve always had a distant relationship with the young Duchess, but that’s mostly because family ties mean nothing to you. It might make a good opportunity to shore up your support in her, but that would also give her more power and legitimacy.>Speak with your niece>I have no family>Write in
>>3122639>>Speak with your niece"I want you to.....seduce....Admiral Tyrna....
>>3122639>I have no familyMY ONLY FAMILY IS UNLIMITED POWER
>>3122639>I have no family
>>3122639So this Senate is just the old Ruling Council but bigger no wait shit it's actually smaller and with actual Moffs in it. Is Zahn in the Senate? Grand Admirals were part of the Ruling Council. >>3122639>I have no familyNot since the clones died at least...OH FUCK THRAWN HAS A CLONE. C'baoth's dead though, right?
>>3122639Speak with your niece
>>3122684No, the Imperial Council (In Dark Empire) is still a thing and still holds real power. It is made of all the directors, Grand Admirals (Zahn) and certain high ranking political leaders, Grand Moffs etc.The Senate is intended purely to be a civilian governing body. It's a rubber stamp with no real authority other than what you allow. It's intended to take some of the day-to-day burden of governing off your council.>C'baoth deadThat's not confirmed, but you suspect he is very much alive and serving at Thrawn's side.
>>3122714>but you suspect he is very much alive and serving at Thrawn's sideAh great, now Luke is gonna team up with Luuke and we'll have to fight them both along with Luuuke.
>>3122734>Not just killing them all with LuuuuuukePleb>I have no family>writing
>>3122737Why not make Sheeeev?
Why waste the time? You pass by without a word to one another. Let her read into that what she will. Instead, you proceed to the central dais where you will oversee the proceedings.“I call to order the first session of the new Imperial Senate,” Amedda, your Grand Vizier decrees, voice booming across the open Senate chamber. One the applause dies down, the usual affairs begin. Budget allocation, decorating of war heroes, the settlement of the depopulated Yevethan worlds in the Negs. You follow along with feigned interest until-“The floor recognizes Moff Sal-Solo,” Amedda says.“Honorable representatives,” Sal-Solo says as the Corellian seat is recognized. “I wish to put forward a military conscription and enlistment act that I believe will do much to alleviate the strain on our valiant troops. The bill is called ‘the Near-Human and Non-Human enlistment act.”This sends a ripple of conversation throughout the senate hall as the provisions of the bill are announced.In effect, it calls for the extension of conscription to all races classified as ‘near human’ which for the purposes of the bill means “can utilize standard Stormtrooper armor with no, or minimum, modification.”Additionally, it makes provisions for the recruitment of non-human races considered ‘Class A’. This includes the Noghri, the Bothans, and now- on Corellia- the Sellonians. It would make allowances for these races to serve in auxiliary roles and in some frontline roles with special recommendation. It would vastly increase your pool of recruits both for menial tasks and to serve as officers, but it would also likely offend human purists in your government.>Allow passage of the bill>Amend the bill to only cover near-humans>Veto the bill>Write in
>>3122760>Allow passage of the BillLet’s see Rebrl legitimacy plummet even further
>>3122760>>Amend the bill to only cover near-humansXENOS GET OUT REEEEEEEE
>>3122760>Moff Sal-SoloMy disgust is immeasurable, and my day is ruined. >Amend the bill to only cover near-humans>Including non-humans would just take too much work. Class A non-humans can serve in local militia and defense forces.
>>3122760>Amend the bill to only cover near-humansSQUIDS OUT REEEEEEEE
>>3122760>Amend the bill to only cover near humans, those species of humans that are able to breed with eachother and produce offspring.
>>3122760>Amend the bill to only cover near-humans>Also add in those with former strong ties to the rebellion would be limited in access to certain jobs, but they could still enlist until prove loyal
>>3122760>Amend the bill to only cover near-humansIf they can't breed with full humans then they're out
>>3122799Well according to Disney and the supreme hack himself Dave Filoni, Twi'Leks are close enough to humans to breed with. Despite being repto-mammals.
>Allow passage of the Bill>>3122769>>3122774>Amend the bill to only cover near-humans>>3122779>>3122787>>3122788>>3122789>>3122797>>3122799>Near humans only >Writing
The bill is passed fairly handily despite some intense objection from more traditional Moffs. It seems the consensus is that pure humans have footed the bill long enough. You ensure that the law is altered to only cover near-humans. In effect you remove the genetic testing formerly required and allow certain adjustments to be made for what had previously been termed ‘genetic aberration’ It will help ease your manpower requirements, but only slightly. A few rider bills are attached allowing Class A non-humans to serve in auxiliary and military forces for their local worlds. Sal-Solo himself seems mostly satisfied, it will allow him to enlist Selonians into the Corellian Defense Force even if they can’t serve the Empire proper.“To that end,” a new voice speaks out. Moff Volen of Coruscant. A tired-looking aristocrat who seemed utterly mundane in almost every way. “I would like to propose additional changes in the way Non-humans are handled in the Empire.” He seems confident as a list of alterations is read, including adding a half dozen species from Class B to Class A, as well as granting all Class A Non-humans most of the benefits of full citizenship. All that remained were restrictions on holding noble titles, public office, and military enlistment.“The non-human populations of our worlds have been a source of constant strife within our Empire. By solidifying positive relations with them we can further ensure our government will stand for millennia to come.”>Support the bill granting more rights to Class A Non-humans>Veto the Bill>Write in
>>3122910>Support the bill granting more rights to Class A Non-humans
>>3122910>>Veto the BillSlowly we must institute this stuff in
>>3122910>Veto the Bill
>>3122910>Veto the billI believe we should increase the human population; we can't survive as an empire if our population is rivalled by non-humans, thus, I think we should repurpose old cloning facilities to that end.
>>3122937>CloningThe rapid growth cloning tanks of the Clone Wars have been mostly decommissioned and destroyed. All that remains are your personal cloning tanks on Byss which take decades, and the Spartii cylinders you left on Weyland which is currently in Thrawn's territory and likely under his control.You'll be happy to note that after the Yevetha were purged, human settlers repopulated those worlds and their efforts are going well.
>>3122982>This somehow means cloning tech is lost?
>>3122994Pretty much. This is to be more consistent with the old EU this is largely based on.
How long would the Spartii cylinders take?
>>3123001I don't think that's the problem with cloning. Right now it would just be too big an investment that would take too much time. Unless Krayt had the Sith Trooper cylinders on Korriban at this point. Though he won't found the One Sith for another ~17 years so I doubt he has them. He probably won't have them for another hundred.
>>3123001I.. What? Kamino is still a world right?
>>3123025Well it's not one that has any ability to produce clones anymore. The Empire razed it after it rebelled.
>>3123016To churn out batches of clones? Weeks? Months? Very quickly. But rapid growth tech is highly flawed, the clones come out mentally unstable unless grown for long periods of time.That is unless Thrawn found a way to circumvent that problem . . . >>3123025Yes, but the Empire basically killed the cloners and took all their shit after they rebelled.Please tell me you guys have read the Thrawn Trilogy . . .
>>3123031>Please tell me you guys have read the Thrawn Trilogy . . .Battlefront 2 (the OG) goes over the Kamino rebellion.
>>3123031I don't remember the entire race being murderized, And there were other cloners out there. Never touched the Thrawn books.
>>3123045Go and touch them right now. But make sure you buy on Ebay or Amazon and the publisher is Del Rey.
>>3123039I mean in terms of the future of clones after the clone wars in the EU.>>3123045The entire race weren't strictly cloning experts. They may remember clones and may have worked in the industry, doesn't mean they know how to do it.>Other clonersAnd they suffered the same fate. Clone armies got seen as a liability and they got the ax.
>Veto the bill>writing
>>3123055I regret not doing clones when we firsted appeared.
>>3123080>Belitting the contributions and sacrifices of ordinary men and women in the EmpireAbsolutely uncivilized.
>>3123087>Letting men and women die in the service of the empire>When you could've stopped them from dying in the first placeAbsolutely alien
Changes must be made slowly, the last thing you wanted was to be flooded by those who may not agree with your government. Let them get more acquainted with it first. You are pleased when the measure fails to get enough support that you don’t have to veto it.“The chair recognizes,” Amedda says with some apprehension, “Duchess Pallopides of Naboo.”All eyes go to the diminutive girl as she stands straight.“Esteemed colleagues of the Senate, Governors of the Empire-” her eyes go to you, “And his Imperial Highness. This Empire serves a concrete function, one we all recognize even if only subconsciously. The Empire does not exist to hunt rebel bands or to construct vast warfleets- no, this is a part of its duties and purpose, but not its reason for being.” She laces her fingers together.“The Empire exists to bring stability, order, justice, and peace. The Navy serves to help with this function, but we must recognize that at a very real level, the governors in this chamber are the closest most citizens will get to the face of the Empire. We see to people’s needs at the smallest scale possible. To that end-” She surveys the audience, “We must see that the people of these worlds understand there is more to the Empire than conscription and taxation. I propose a bill that will -in the short term- grant more power to Moffs at a regional level.”The stipulations of the bill are gone through systematically. It will ease the tax burden places on most planets, cutting directly into the Imperial coffers but bolstering funds for local spending in the short term. It will also ease the deployment of local security forces, allowing them to focus less on hunting rebels and more on domestic action. These changes are intended to last for a year, giving the Moffs a temporary boost to local spending and enforcement that they may improve their territories.The Duchess is right, it will likely bring greater popular support, but it will also weaken central power in the short term. It’s also possible that many Moffs will simply pocket the extra funds that find their way into their accounts rather than spend them.>Allow the Moffs more leeway>Veto the bill, the situation will remain unchanged>Write in
>>3123114>Veto the bill, the situation will remain unchangedCan't trust our Moffs, and this makes HER seem like the good person. Also letting up on the rebels NOW is a bad idea.
>>3123102But stopping them from dying would be unnatural. >>3123114>Veto the bill, the situation will remain unchangedYeah, we can't decentralize the Empire for another oh, thirteen years. Hey wait a minute, Thrawn still knows about the Vong, why is he demanding the Galaxy stay divided? The next time the Council meets I say we call him out on it, and namedrop Outbound Flight.
>>3123114>Allow the moffs more leeway, but ensure that the moffs are watched by a commision, or inquisitors. We cannot let them so freely spend the funds for their own greed; we are not the Republic.
>>3123114>>Allow the Moffs more leewayWe can just hold for a year, and the Empire is all about persona liberties
>>3123135The future of star wars isn't clear in Dark Empire quest, future threats like the Vong and Krayt etc aren't a guarantee.inb4 riot.
>>3123114>Veto the bill, the situation will remain unchanged
>>3123146Well Krayt is a beast of opportunity, of course he isn't guaranteed. But the Vong is what brought Thrawn and Palpatine together.
Hey, Timekiller, are the hutts fairly divided/independent? Would it be possible to cause a division amongst them, sort of pinning sides against eachother?
>>3123157Dark Empire doesn't follow the same timeline as the EU. Thrawn and the Reborn Emperor weren't concurrent either. Including the Vong allows for weird meta, plus I don't like them personally. This quest really only treats Thrawn Trilogy, Dark Empire, and maybe X-Wing series as hard canon. Anything newer than that is included on a 'if I feel like it' basis.">>3123158>huttsWell they WERE before the Empire made a big show of force across their territory and threatened to bombard Nar Shadda. Now? Who knows.
>>3123138I could agree to this, more bureaucracy to add Have Minister Tyrna oversee it
>>3123176I'll stop poking holes in it if you pixel up my Lucrehulk :^)
>>3123195Sure, why not. Give me a minute.
>>3123087Missed this quest so much. I've been thinking about it recently and I really like how you simplify empire management>>3123114>Allow the Moffs more leewayReminder that we have a group of people who investigate corruption. They'll keep the moffs straight
>>3123216Really? I didn't really mean it, but thank you! There's no rush, I'm not quite ready to start my quest anyway but it would be a huge help. I haven't been able to get it right for some reason.
>>3123227Ta da! It's roughly to scale with your Imperator, feel free to keep, tweak, scrap, etc. Happy lifeday. I'm happy to spell ' Lucrehulk' on a good day. It's a beautiful bitch.>>3123226>QuestThanks! I try to capture the feel without getting bogged down in paperwork.>Veto>>3123124>>3123135>>3123148>>3123225>Moff leeway>>3123138>>3123139>>3123226>Veto>Writing
>>3123272Eh, I made the engines way too wide. Also skipped some fiddly details. It'll need some cleanup.
>>3123272It's perfect, thank you! Maybe a little big, but it's not really a problem. Do you freehand it, or trace over something else? I've been freehanding, my Mandator is really thin for example, and the Praetor should be wider too.
>>3123284 Lucrehulk is a big bitch. I looked up a comparison someone else did and used it to scale to your Imperator. Then I basically blocked out shapes in MS paint over the image and assembled them into that shape.They look good to me, but that Imperator does look off somehow. Might be my imagination but it seems too wide. For freehand this is phenomenal!
>>3123305The Imperial looks a bit wide because it's not a smooth triangle, I kept tweaking it for the straight sections, and really that was good enough. They're not all too common in the Clone Wars so I figured it would be fine. >Then I basically blocked out shapes in MS paint over the image and assembled them into that shape.Ah, okay. That's a lot easier than what I've been doing, but it's worked for most things. A circle that big is practically nonviable though.
You can’t in good faith weaken the government you’ve fought so hard to strengthen. The bill does get a good deal of support, obviously as the Moffs are the people it intends to benefit, but you veto it, even with some conditional stipulations attached. There is no sense in allowing the Empire to again become a republic.If the Duchess is upset that her bill was vetoed, she doesn't show it. Sitting calmly and speaking quietly with her handmaiden. You sense nothing from her.The council otherwise finishes its business and closes the session.***On that note, I’m out of time for the night, have to wrap up early to get some IRL stuff done. Thanks for playing guys! In case anyone isn’t on either, follow the quest on Twitter or come troll me on the Discord and I might talk about my book to you.https://twitter.com/DarkEmpireQuesthttps://discord.gg/WMEDDgXNext session is next Thursday, 7 EST (11 UTC) and I hope to see everyone there!
>>3123317Thanks for running! And for the ship. Oh yeah, also my Providence Destroyer is kinda fat.
>>3123317>You sense nothing from herI am suspicious. Either she is blocking her emotions or she doesn't have any. Odd. Why would she propose something and not have any emotions when it fails?Thanks for running. good to see it back
>>3123316>>3123321I think they look good! I'm keen to see what you do with it.A lot of the more obscure ships free hand (and some imagination) is absolutely necessary. It's easy to identify them, I'm impressed.And thanks for playing!
Unfortunately, due to excessive holiday bullshit I'm going to not be able to run tomorrow or next weeks session. After the new year I can resume running. Thanks guys!
>>3135140Rip.we will be waiting. Merry christmas mate