1000 years after the Force Awakens The Republic has been in decline for the last 100 years thanks to over expansion, Insurrection, Poor economy, Increase in crime and failing infrastructure across the board. This allowed for the birth of a new threat to the Republic, The Consortium. The Consortium came from the outer rim when groups of planets united their power and resources to form their own regime. They soon spread, Taking, even more, planets into the Consortium. The Consortium is backed by plenty of credits from people with stakes in The Consortium all the way down to the underworld. The Consortium has even played a part in the decline of the Republic by using their connections to fund rebellion and increase spice trading. The Consortium is big on business and tends to bring money to planets with plenty of corporations. It puts all able citizens to work in some form paying them low living wages until the war with the Republic ends. The Consortium drafts half of its citizens into the military and employs mercenaries to assist in the war effort. The Consortium also have their own force users just like the Republic who have the Jedi. The Knights of the Consortium and they practice in the dark side of the force, seeking power and control. They study Sith teaching but would not be considered true Sith. The Consortium is an Oligarchy controlled by dark side users, Businessmen, and politicians. They maintain a strict control over Consortium. They do not tolerate crime and punish with harsh sentences like death or slavery. The Consortium is sending out a small but powerful fleet to further advance their domination of the galaxy. This fleet will have soldiers, Mercenaries, and Knights aboard. The final days of the Republic are near. -------------------- The Knight's Code "A Knight is sworn to the Greater Good, To learn the way of the force, and master life. A Knight's mind seeks only truth. A Knight's blade seeks to undo the wicked. Their might upholds the law of the universe. Their image strikes fear into the hearts of their enemies. They choose self-esteem over self pity, They choose the knowledge of the force, They choose the perfection of the body, They choose the singularity of the mind." -------------------- Rules 1. All site rules apply...Obviously. 2. No Controlling others characters without permission 3. No killing others Character without permission 4. Romance is allowed just cut to black if things get spicy. 5. One paragraph at the minimum per post 6. Cush Almighty and @Spectre are GM's and can change and add rules. -------------------- Character Sheet (Move your mouse to the spoiler area to reveal the content) Star Wars Character Sheet Physical Description: [leave a description here with an image in spoiler tags if you have one. Realistic only. No anime.] Name: [The name of your character] Age: [18+ only.] Occupation: [How they are involved with the group- Knight, Soldier, Intelligence, Mercenary, Emissary] Species: [What species your character is] Personality: [Brief personality description. How they normally act, if they crack under pressure, what drives them, what scares them... etc] History: [No need to go too deep here, especially if you're writing up a Knight. Those stories should all be quite similar- and you will know one another. Grew up in an academy being taught basic skills and knowledge, as well as force and combat. Quite paramilitary. You probably haven't gone on any in depth missions yet. If you're anything else, its pretty open.... ask if you have questions!] Equipment: [List of equipment here and where/how you carry it. Lightsabers for Knights only] Skill/Abilities: [What your character is good at, based upon their previous experiences. Combat skills will likely be a given. Go a little more in depth here. :) ] Force Powers [Knights Only]: (know that all acolytes are taught telekinetic and meditative skills. They can all use these to some degree. However keep in mind that you are newly knighted. You will not be an advanced user. I'd say pick one or two force powers like heal, shield, enhance [strength], enhance [jump] , enhance [speed], Misdirect [creating small illusions], low level mind trick, force choke, concealment, telepathy, bind, sith alchemy, etc... I'd absolutely say lightning is an advanced skill. Set something understandable for someone of your characters experience level.