Overview Rules Title Crawl Shadows of The Empire (2 BBY) A great darkness has fallen across the galaxy. The Galactic Empire's reign of terror appears unstoppable. A young Luke Skywalker has perished on the hostile world of Tatooine. With no other option, Ben Kenobi agrees to train Princess Leia as a Jedi Knight. With Civil War drawing closer, heroes and villains converge to fight for their cause. The Empire grows eager to extinguish the fires of rebellion, before they consume the entire galaxy... The Galactic Empire Basic Info: Governemnt: Authoritarian humanocentric dictatorship Leader: Emperor Palpatine Capital: Coruscant History: The origins of the Galactic Empire lie directly in the end of the Clone Wars. With the Old Republic victorious over Separatist forces, few could have expected the horror brought about by the Galactic Empire. Its first show of brutality began with the Jedi Purge, a policy in which thousands of Jedi were exterminated per Order 66. Although handfuls of Jedi survived the event, the Empire would go on to commit other atrocities. Genocide was commonplace as various alien species were deemed 'inferior'. Propaganda remains necessary to assure the public that the Empire exists to bring justice, when in reality, it is a corrupt and vicious regime bent on total domination. The Rebel Alliance Basic Info: Government: Military resistance movement Leader: Mon Mothma Capital: Dantooine History: Historians are quick to point out that the origins of the Rebellion start with the rise of the Empire. Various politicians were quick to distrust the gradual decay of the Old Republic, and it didn't take long for them to begin secretly plotting against the Emperor. Early victories, won through effective guerilla tactics, caused considerable damage to Imperial forces. However, the Rebel Alliance was itself burdened with innumerable problems. Soldiers were often poorly trained, supplies were difficult to gather, and building a navy to rival the Empire's was an impossible goal. These rebels were united in their desire to free the galaxy and restore democracy, and this desire continues to inspire many throughout countless systems. The Zann Consortium Basic Info: Government: Crime syndicate Leader: Tyber Zann Capital: Ryloth History: Founded by the notorious criminal Tyber Zann, the Zann Consortium is both feared and respected by the galactic underworld. Smugglers, assassins, bounty hunters, pirates, and mercenaries make up the majority of the Consortium's members. The organization acts more as a business than a political faction. As a nuisance to both the Empire and the Alliance, the Consortium practiced in offering protection for planets that claimed neutrality in the Civil War. Granted, the worlds that did succumb to the opportunistic syndicate later found themselves victims of extortion. Profit remains the guiding force in the organization, and it is the undisputed master of the black market. Name: Race: Age: Home Planet: Ability to use The Force: Personality: Loyalty (Empire/Rebellion/Consortium/Neutral): Occupation: Appearance: History: Extra: Rules: 1. Thou shalt not defy thine GM. 2. Thou shalt receive great punishment for any violation. Namely, a warning, and after that, removal from the RP. 3. Thou will only create custom characters. 4. Keep thy force powers humble; no, this isn't the Force Unleashed. 5. Mary Sues will be ejected through the air lock. No exceptions. 6. Honor thy GM and Co-GM. Although the story is an alternate timeline, please try to keep consistent with the Star Wars universe. 7. No bullying or trolling other players. You know the drill. 8. Your character does not have teleporting powers. Remember that when jumping between planets.