Your opinion is not necessarily mine; Your opinion is not fact; Your opinion is not absolute. Your opinion is a perspective.
The ORF already on the way to Bakura, is busy preparing for combat. In his chambers, Malan Drayson is studying the reports. It had been determined that it wasn't the imperials and that the aggressors were seemingly reptilian in nature and bipedal. Comparing that with the history of the sector. He makes a qualified guess that the attackers could quite possibly be Ssi-ruu. The fact that they are abducting the population seems to almost guarantee it to be the Ssi-ruuvi Imperium.
He personally sends another databurst to Commander Umbra with his findings.
Soon after Drayson returns to the bridge of the fleet flagship as the fleet emerges from hyperspace just outside the Bakura system and forms into battle formation. The larger ships forms into lines in the front, smaller ships in support and the Carriers in the back along with the flagship. Expecting a major force, starfighter wings are launched along with bomber squadrons.
OOC: Originally I wasn't going to mess with your personal storylines. But Milos threatened me with his GM powers if I didn't include this plottwist. xD
Korriban - Several thousand years ago...
Lok is ambushed on Korriban by a large group of soldiers and a Sith Lord. He is knocked unconscious after a fierce fight. Sith servants belonging to Kallig carries him into a tomb and puts him in stasis. The Sith Lord instructing the servants turn around when he senses a presence and bows before Kalligs spirit manifested before him.
"I have done as you asked master. What is thy next command?"
Kallig smiles. "Go to Dromund kass and enter my tomb, bring the slaves with you. There you will find directions to an Alchemy tower where you must retrieve a single purple vial. Lock the slaves inside the outer tomb chamber and infect them with the contents. After that, seek me out in the inner tomb and we shall discuss what comes next."
"What of him my master?" he asks, and looks towards Lok.
"Worry not. I have plans for him. The past holds no power. Only the future"
"Can we identify the ships? are we in range?" Malan asks one the of the bridge officers.
"We are trying now sir. They seem to be leaving in a hurry. Headed for Bakura." He responds.
Almost immediately Malan opens a communication channel to the fleet; "Attention all vessels prepare for synchronous hyperspace jump. Be combat ready. Commodore Drayson out." He ends it, knowing that odds are this unknown enemy know they are coming.
"C Station. Send a databurst towards the investigation Task Force and ask for a SitRep along with our current findings. Tell them we are headed for Bakura and that enemy ships have been spotted.
Now what about the damn scans?"
OOC: In the interests of saving time and cause I'm not where Praxis is, I'll make a small move if that is alright with you Milos. If not just delete the move.
With B.A.C.T.A having received support from the Senate, Drayson now leaves things in their hands and orders the fleet to move to Cerea. Once there a scouting party is sent ahead into the Modell subsector, whom will then report back and move on to Bakura itself while the fleet moves to Endor.
"And who do you think ensured Darth Nox's success in doing so? If you think he achieved this alone you are gravely mistaken.
But enough of this. I have no desire to speak with you. Be gone now...."
"The past matters little. Only the future promises power. As for names, I am indeed Kallig.
You however, have betrayed yourself in your eagerness Lok, son of Tulak Hord. Your father betrayed me, my family brought into slavery and you come begging for aid from me? You insult me worm."
"Hmm. Indeed you must be, the force does not lie and I sense the truth of your words.
You demand answers. Answers tend to have a price. To what do you seek answers to?"
OOC: I don't think I mentioned a bowl, but whatever xD
The pair could sense a presence in the room and a voice whispered... "You must be a deceiver, for no pureblood sith remain in flesh and blood."
The room remains silent and nothing happens.
In the meantime, Commodore Drayson has mobilized the Federation Outer Rim fleet at Lorta, just outside the Bakura sector. Unsure if the Imperials are involved, or if something else has attacked, Drayson awaits a report from the dispatched Task Force. Although he intends to move in soon, report or no rapport.
At Lorta many refugee ships arrives. Only a few B.A.C.T.A aid ships had arrived, but they had begun to set up refugee camps on the planet. Drayson had ordered the fleet carriers to aid in coordinating the chaotic stream of refugee ships.
Before Lok and Azrael is the entrance to a grand burial chamber. The markings that supposedly would diplay the name of whoever is buried within has long since faded.
Inside they find themselves in a rounded chamber. In the middle of the floor is a series of interacting symbols that streches through most of the room. In the center is a series of inscriptions that says; "I shall answer to purity and blood and nothing else. Not in life, not in death."
The Sith war worm is stunned by the electrostaff and unconsciously slowly slithers down the newly made breach in the floor.
The barely deflects Lok's attack which only scratches the helmet, but it is enough to severely electrocute him while the arrow pieces the helmet near the eye. The previously imposing and deadly figure collapses into a pile of clothes and armor, a small, but violent, shock wave emanates outward.
Di hits one of the eyes and the beast shrieks. It quickly recovers however and resumes its attack, launching forward to tear the droid apart with its teeth.
As Azrael finds himself at the top of the stairs, he enters a large hallway. Out in the middle, a large portion of the area is covered in the dead corpses of Rakghouls. Further down he sees Lok and an unknown person in a fierce duel.
The Sith figure, match each strike with uncanny precision, and holds his ground. An eerie laugh escapes from behind the mask.
DI's motion detectors finds movement passing back and forth below him when suddenly they become fixed and the Sith War worm breaks through the floor right beneath the droid and a great tremor shakes the chamber and others near it.
Above, the Sith figure is taken by surprise by the tremor and his defense faulters for a second only.
- Not sure Sever Force should be an option for the Jedi. Last I checked it was something that took the expertise of an entire Jedi Council to achieve. EDIT: Oh wait, I was thinking of something more permanent. It would seem this ability is most likely temporary. Still, I feel bad for the Sith xD
- The second part of the description for "Kad Aranov VI Ultimate-class
Fabled Swordsmaster" seems odd. Makes it sound like that until you have that skill, no attack can be blocked?
- "Fall of Empires" and mobilization mechanic should be included somewhere in the guidelines instead.
Otherwise everything seems fine at first glance. Also great to see the Ramika and Pirate force sizes cut down to more reasonable numbers considering what can be achieved form a tactical standpoint by training into those skill tree's
Other than those small details. Great job imo
You already know the problems I have with some of the Prestige-class updates.
Also you have forgot the skillpoint limit as to how much you can train into your class. Otherwise you can just eventually learn everything and be the best at everything within your class. Thus making the skill tree worthless in all aspects but slowing people down on the road to become "all-powerful".
Azrael once again find himself climbing up a high staircase, as he comes further and further up. The air gets dusty, like as if something had collapsed.
As Lok charges towards the sith figure, rocks from each side come flying towards him through the dusty air. The sith figure prepares his lightsaber.
Surprised by the attack the war worm falls over a little and temporarily retreats down into the water, despite its size it disappears entirely into the water, suggesting holes in the floor leading to even more chambers below.
The War Worm continues to feast upon its young and Azraels remains unspotted.
Instead of wasting his energy on the falling rocks. He merely dodged, including those thrown at him. Dust fills the room and visibility becomes an issue in the already dark hall.
"Did your master never teach you that wasted effort, wasted power... is also wasted potential? Oh boy what a wasted potential your master must have seen in you."
"Don't be a Poland" Rofl
Azrael quickly senses the mind of a terrible beast up ahead, as he comes around a large pillar, his eyes starting to become attuned to the poorly lit room and he gazes upon a massive Sith War worm is feeding upon what is seemingly its own young. Near it, he sees DI standing still and inactive. The Worm has yet to notice Azraels presence. If he wanted, he could sneak around and leave through and exit to the far end.
Having drawn upon Loks own strenght and supplementing with his own, he counters the shockwave in equal measure and both of the waves are dispersed to the sides, obliterating a pillar on both sides, causing massive rocks to fall from the roof.
Azrael finds himself descending quite deep, coming across several exits, however all but one is either collapsed or dead ends. Eventually Azrael finds himself at the bottom and he steps into a dark chamber. Once again the stench of death perpetrates the air, but this time the smell of something burnt was also present.
As Lok continues to use his lighting abilities the Sith seems to just become faster and stronger as he absorbs more and more.
"Whom am I? You are not worthy of being my apprentice, thus I shall not be your Master, but your death!"
Azrael succeeds and the beast dies almost instantly, however it is for naught as the tower begins to slowly collapse, leaving Azraels with few options to leave. The most obvious paths being jumping out a tower window, or going back down.
The Sith simply absorbs the force lightning with his lightsaber and laughs, as Lok gets close he engages aggressively with the intent of not giving any ground to Lok.
The small worms are instantly fried and killed, they mother, a Sith War worm awakens to investigate what has happened to its young. Luckily for DI, its a droid that currently neither moves or gives itself away by sound and don't exactly smell like something editable. Grotesk as it is, the mother instead begins to eat its own young.
OOC: I admit, I was tempted to destroy your droid. Luckily for you, my brains peculiarities when it comes to this RP prevented me. xD
Beast eating droid = Nope.
Nope Nope Nope.
"Haha, you think I would bother to control these primitive beasts? They simply fail to... comprehend my existence. Even if they did they would fear me more than you, thus the result would be the same. It would seem that you are the one technically hiding.. Little Sith."
The rakghouls begins the scatter into the dark corners they came from as half a dozen more is killed. The mysterious figure steps a little closer and he is revealed to be in full armor, with his head hidden by a metal mask and a hood.
"So.. you survived the local wildlife. Good for you, even better for me. Approach or flee."
Below, DI pinpoints to location of one of the attackers, but is suddenly attacked from all directions by small 2 meter long wormlike creatures, his attempt at finding a supposed single target have left him somewhat vulnerable
The force push along with the paralysis arrow causes the beast to trip and crash towards the wall nearest to Azrael. As it crashes into the wall it, begins to crumble. With cracks beginning to form all around the chamber.
A deep voice comes from the mysterious figure. "Pathetic. A Sith who cares for a droid." He responds to Loks curses. "For centuries none have here, and once one does he might as well be a damned Jedi...".
As Lok continues to kill of rakghouls the horde seems to thin a little.
The few rakghouls that land near DI are quickly killed by the pistol fire. As DI scans the room he notices that not only has he seemingly fallen quite far down, but most of the room is also flooded and the rest of the rakghouls are in a panic as they try to escape the water. Suddenly a movement in the water is picked up and the rakghoul after rakghouls is pulled in and the water then falls silent for a moment.
Azrael unfortunately fails to take into account that he is the only thing in the room that does not smell like death and with a fast turn of the head into Azraels direction, the beast uses its remaining eye to spot him and charges ahead.
OOC: No and No. As far as I know at least in regard to the latter.
Having realized why the path was blocked, all that would stand between Lok and a fate perhaps worse than death is a single scratch of infection. A dozen rakghouls already lay slain yet more keep coming, the figure behind the small horde of rakghouls approaches slowly, with a small twist of his hand, instead of attacking Lok, DI is suddenly pulled into a dark part of the hallway next to him, where he is thrown down into a hole in the floor that leads to another chamber below, a dozen rakghouls follow.
In the meantime most of the remaining rakghouls now focus on Lok.
The beast searches for Azrael and gets frustrated that its prey have seemingly escaped. But before long he picks and Azraels smell and moves his way'
*Imperial player unable to attack the Federation due to bias.
Who could say nay? ;D
That said. I vote; The opposite of Nay.
Happy? You running for GM. I think I'll go suicide or something.
Using the force, Lok carefully manages to remove the boulders without the pathway collapsing further. A short ways in a large and wide hallway hallway with the tombs of lesser Sith filling up the walls on each side and statues of their masters towering above them. Some tombs have been broken open, and claw marks inside and outside of the stone coffins marking a great struggle throughout the hallway. Suddenly DI's sensors light up like a flare. All around him, Rakghouls crawls out of holes in the floors, walls and roof and most through a great doorway in the other end. A large figure rises among them and the figure ignites his dual lightsaber. He points it towards Lok and his companion and they all begin their attack.
Azrael succeeds in hitting one of the eyes and in agony and rage it uses one of its long arms to sweep the floor, throwing everything within reach towards its attacker. Chairs, glass, stone and bones all fly towards Azrael.
The presence that Lok senses begins to press against his mind with a force unlike any he has felt before. Then it disappears suddenly to moments the crystals light up right in front of him, the crystals now feeding of Lok. The path ahead of him is seemingly clear.
After a long trek he arrives into another chamber. Much like the entrance chamber in shape, although not size. Two large doors leads further into the temple, the one to the left has crumbled and is blocked by large boulders of rock. again, it is seemingly collapsed on purpose. The path to the left leads down.
As the force lightning strikes the beast, the beast only seems to become more aggressive as if it wasn't the first time had suffered the touch of such a power. It picks up a large stone table of throws it across the room