In this article, we want to go for the gem of the Republic, the shining jewel in our crown, the home of everything we hold dear.
The Jedi Order known as the Republic Conservancy held an event last week, focusing on the commemoration of those lost in the great battle long ago known to many as the Sacking of Coruscant. Many Jedi and Republic troops alike died in that battle; it still causes a great deal of pain and mourning throughout the galaxy.
The rather large gathering was held in the Senate Gardens and included a fair number of Jedi and non-Jedi. Attending also were diplomatic representatives from varying factions. Itt heartens the reporters of this news feed to know that even now, there is still time to spare for the fallen. War has touched all of us from corner to corner of this galaxy and it is important to remember those that have lost their lives.
Lord Mtidja Esabe has been spotted out and about again (though obviously not on Coruscant. That would be a scandal). Originally of Coruscant, the failed Jedi Initiate is rumoured to have been banished from the Jedi Order for a love affair with a fellow initiate. Isn't that scandalous? We cannot help but to wonder just who this Jedi might be.
The aforementioned Lord's previous Apprentice is said to be up for execution for treason if she is caught, along with pretty much everyone in House Lessia, the house of defectors, not forgetting the once Darth, Sidre Lessia herself. The Empire doesn't play nice, does it? Tut tut boys and girls of the Empire. Take a chill pill and stop taking yourselves so seriously.
Don't worry Sidre, the Republic has you safe and sound.
The next edition of The Galaxy Around You will feature Voss and other news around the galaxy
Keraal/Vaelos/Aes posted 12 hours ago
I want to cover a subject that I think has touched us all, whether it be in-character or out-of-character. It is a subject that has defined our characters as they progress through the role-play that we undertake with them.
This really makes me think of Nomi Sunrider. She is one of my favorite characters, I must admit. Though there are plenty of defining moments in the lore (not forgetting one of the most famous; Queen Padmé Amidala of course), they have very likely all touched our hearts.
I know that when Nomi’s husband was killed at the hands of villainous gangsters, I felt my heart jump at her plight and indeed I have put my own characters through similar experiences.
I think even the death of Gav Daragon sends little chills through my spine when I think about that moment when massive solar flares triggered by the dastardly Naga Sadow consumed the meditation sphere in which Gav had been trapped. Jori’s reaction (Jori Daragon is Gav's sister) had been to lead the Republic fleet to the Sith home world and see her vengeance made real upon the damaged Sith Armada.
Perhaps heart breakingly, Jori’s only wish for having helped to save the Republic had been to realise the dreams she had shared with her brother; buying a Hutt repair dock located in Cinnagar.
So it ended well, right? But what about your characters? How do they deal with loss? Do they just get on with things? Or do they break down and refuse to recognise the death of a loved one? Do they eat a tub of icecream and generally veg out when a loved one leaves them for greener pastures?
Want to see what the finest beautiful men and women the Hutt moon has to offer? Want to have a whirlwind of a time with great company and good booze? Feel like chilling out and just having the time of your life? Well then this is totally the event for you!
Read more here.
This will be the third annual competition, hosted by Vaanthe and co-hosted by Chryos whereby both men and women will be competing for their respective titles as Mister and Miss Nar Shaddaa, so don't miss out. It is sure to be a blast!
Take a look at last year's winners below:
Neiju- Miss Nar Shaddaa
Chryos Per- Mister Nar Shaddaa
If you are interested in sponsoring the event, there is still time boys and girls! So put your credits where your mouth is and see what you can do to sponsor your product with the most widely anticipated event of the year!
As we go about our daily SWTOR lives, whether it be on Coruscant or Nal Hutta, we can see droids going about their mechanical ones. However, how many of you have thought about the fact that these droids seem to get steadily inferior to their predecessors over long periods of time?
The spindly, stegosaurus-minded battle droids of the Clone Wars are a far cry from the lethal assault droids of the Sith Empire and Czerka Corporation, aren't they? The same can be said for the assault droids vs the droidekas, or the famed HK series assassin droids compared to the commando droids that are so far superior to their lesser standard battle droid brethren. Comparing tech in the opposite direction, there are the Isotope 5 droids compared to the infamous Basilisk War Droids, which can probably be agreed to be superior (they can fly and are semi-intelligent, for stars' sake...). Technology hasn't changed much, but its applications in certain areas, droid tech being the most notable, seems to grow quite inferior to its preceding generations. Why aren't Stormtroopers clad in Cortosis-weave or other effective armor?
This said, various other areas like starship and fighter design seems to have improved. Blasters grow more powerful, and cybernetics seems to maintain the same, state-of-the-art position for an extended period of time (seriously...EMP Vader...). So the reflection is this: Is Star Wars tech degrading over the millenia, down to say, Earth in the stone age? What are your thoughts on the matter?
This planet is not a part of the Galactic Republic, as any citizen would know. However, our insiders like to tell us a little bit about what the Sith Empire gets up to from time to time.
Unusual happenings on Dromund kaas, from massive solar flares to an widespread insect infestation of which was ultimately overthrown by the now disassembled Qorit Network. But let us not forget rumours of a Sith Lord getting up to no good!
Some say that Lord Cerrabus' experiments are linked to the spree of disappearances on the planet Kromus, but nothing can as yet be confirmed. We know that this specific Lord is said to be associated with the order known as The Keepers of the Vaults, and we have to wonder, are they up to something, or is he just a rogue Lord performing dastardly experiments? Or... maybe this is all just a wild rumour that has gotten out of hand!
We are told by valuable sources that Darth Covenant Aridian took a little time out from attempting to dominate the wider known galaxy. The Darth is said to have been chilling out with her powerbase the Singularity at the highlighted event of the decade, the Imperial Gala, which was held right slap bang in the centre of all that is entirely wrong with the Empire: Kaas City! We have not been able to follow up on what else they have been up to, but we will be sure to report when we find them. They cannot be up to any good, surely.
The next article will be covering: Coruscant.
Glasen MaKast was a Nautolan Male from Glee Anselm born during the height of The Great War. He achieved notoriety in his youth due to his exceptional skill in piloting swoop bikes. He became the swoop champion of all Hutt Space at the age of thirteen, he was one of the youngest swoop racing champions in over a hundred years. At the age of sixteen he was given The Surely, his Ancestor Fibers pirating vessel built before the the Mandalorian Wars in 3,995 BBY. Glas used the ship to begin his smuggling career working for Śluzu The Hutt, a major crimelord on the The Smuggler's Moon. During his time on the Smugglers Moon, his renown grew and grew until one day an experienced smuggler offered him a chance at becoming something more than just a Hutt's errand boy. Over the following few months, the two smugglers' friendship grew and their names were known far and wide in Hutt space. One day, the older smuggler was gravely wounded during an attack on Nar Shaddaa. He passed the Mantle of the Moon, the symbol given to the Dominus of the Y'toub System, to Glas. Glas was only seventeen, and for his heroic actions during an insurrection on the Smuggler's Moon, he was widely accepted by the smugglers of his system.
Glas was born to be an outlaw, and in his adult life he had taken to that destiny with a smile. He knows the galaxy is a dangerous place, and he thrives on working the chaos to his whim, using bar brawls and space battles to make the quickest and quietest exit possible. With his ship The Surely, Glas is always sure he can do just that; with its improved engines, it'd be hard for any Sith or sector patrol to pin him down. Glas is notorious for talking his way out of almost any situation. He has a knack for knowing just what to say to people to put them off their guard.
Naturally, the Jedi are a large part of what makes the Galactic Republic so successful.
The relief efforts are over, and with most of the Jedi attempts to rebuild having succeeded, things are getting better for the Jedi Order. Morale has been down after the Sith invasion of the Jedi home world, but things seem to be on the up and everything is back on track!
The Lost Praxeum are recovering after the loss of Master Eluon Voska during the attack, and his Padawan is said to have been doing well in the wake of the Jedi Master's demise. We intend to seek permission to head planet-side in the near future and see if we can't get the low-down on how people are faring in the wake of the invasion.
The next article will be covering: Dromund Kaas.
This week we will be covering a rather well known character on the Progenitor server. Her name is Neiju: a Twi'lek girl more accustomed to the manners of a Hutt than the intricacies of diplomacy or the harsh realities of battle.
While interviewing the glamorous Twi woman, she had this to say about the people she spends her time with, whether it be working for Terunda the Hutt or while working as a hostess in the Velvet Pearl:
"I enjoy most all the lovely people I work with daily. It's the highlight of my day to chat with them and to meet new people! I love the people I'm working with! I'm a people person!"
Perhaps expectedly she declared her own greatest enemy to be boredom! She does not seem to be the kind of girl who likes to sit still. It is all go go go for this fast paced and rather glamorous woman.
"It's a good thing we live in a really colourful galaxy, with lots of entertainment available. I drive boredom away by hanging out with friends, playing hologames and chatting with people. Quite often I hang around in the galaxy-famous Velvet Pearl club on the Promenade!"
And interestingly, even though Neiju seems to have a taste for the fast, the furious, and the glamorously obtuse, she seeks to someday settle down, have a few children. Perhaps find a little cottage on a dusky hill somewhere, huh?
We are not only looking at planets in this digest, but we also want to cover other less widely known portions of the galaxy, so sit back, relax and read about the happenings.
We want to be fair and try to cover more than just the core planets that you read about every day, so how about a look at the Outer Rim! And boy folks, it doesn't get more exciting than this! A colonial freighter spotted a space battle of epic proportions in the Arkanis sector! A spectacular sight just over the planet Geonosis, it seems to have been a scrap between Republic vessels and those of the Sith Empire.
Several ships were reported to have been destroyed with many casualties, including the once Jedi Knight Toric Ishtar who was registered as deceased within the Galactic Republic archives only this morning, along with many other souls who seem to have lost their lives in this battle.
What is it that Jedi say? Force be with you? It must be a somber mood indeed for the Vodo Baas Academy who seem to have been hit hard in this recent conflict within the Arkanis sector. But one has to wonder, why are they there? What are the Sith up to? And are the Jedi going to counter whatever the Empire seems to be planning? We intend to send out our ground team to investigate and find out. Hopefully the Jedi will be more forthcoming than they usually are.
The next article will be covering: Tython.
JadeEclypse posted Mon at 8:00
I don't know if anyone is like me, but sometimes when I'm reading a book, my imagination gets away from me and I sometimes play in my head what will happen next, or my mind wanders around and starts creating different stories.
That's one thing about roleplay that always attracted me: your ability to create something unique and new while playing off of other people's characters and stories. To go wild with things and think outside of a box, be it Star Wars, horror, fantasy, sci-fi... it's a world unlike our reality, outside of it, a place living, breathing, waiting for us to dive into.
To me that's my favorite part of roleplay. What's yours?
To me that's my favorite part of roleplay. What's yours?