Passion and Serenity are one.
I gain power by understanding both.
In the chaos of their battle, I bring order.
I am a shadow, darkness born from light.
The Force is united within me.

At the start of Jedi involvement in the Mandalorian Wars the Jedi Council knew that the cost of life to the Jedi would be inconceivable. Kreia came to the council with a plan, she would bring a youngling to Revan as his padawan in the hopes that Revan would back out of the war to protect and train his padawan. This plan would prove to be a failure to the Jedi when the boy proved to be a skilled fighter and fast rising commander who would become known to the Mandalorians as Drake the Dragon of Althir after using the force to enslave and attack with a Krayt Dragon that was deployed by the Mandalorian Commander Jax to defeat a Republic Strike Team. The two commanders would become rivals, meeting on the battlefield many times.

Drake would go on to win many battles against the Mandalorians before meeting a bounty hunter named Kyra who was a product of a forbidden union of a Sith Apprentice and Jedi Padawan. She would spark Drake's curiosity in deeper understanding the Force and the pointless schism of Dark and Light.

At the Battle of Malachor V, Drake's Commandos would utterly defeat a battalion of Mandalorians under the command of Jax and decide to save his rival from the Mass Shadow Generator. Jax pledged him forces to Drake instead of following his bothers in exile after the Mandalorian Surrender.

After Revan's return as a Sith Lord, Drake and Revan devised a plan in which Drake would create an faction to take the place of the Order of Sith Lords after the defeat of the Republic and defend against the coming True Sith Empire of Dromund Kaas. The Order of Sith Knights was born, a faction of Sith devoted to peace, honor and the protection of the galaxy who was also willing to do whatever needed to be done to preserve that peace. Drake and Kyra with an apprentice each made up the Order while there were also the Knight-Troopers who were the republic trooper and the Knight-Crusaders who were all loyal to Drake. These forces along, with their new flagship the Immortal, made up the Order of Sith Knights.

Those dreams would be shattered when Malak betrayed Revan and seemingly killed his master. Enraged, Drake and his Knights attacked the Star Forge with the hope of taking over the Empire and resuming Revan's plan. The attack allowed the Knights to download the encrypted data of the Infinite Empire but Drake was gravely wounded by Malak who was empowered by fallen Jedi. The Knights fled the station with heavy damage to the Immortal and Drake nearly dead.

The Knights were driven from Sith Space and escaped the Republic. They used Rakatan tech within their ship to enter a form of suspended animation while their last ally Darth Treya hid their location from the force until they could rise again and fulfill their role in the galaxy and unite the Force.

Four millennia later a pirate captain named Fang would be fleeing from the CIS flagship Invisible Hand in an asteroid field after freeing slaves from the Separatist only to discover and awaken the crew of the Immortal.

Awakened, the Sith Knights returned to Lehon only to find the ruined remains of the Star Forge. Now without a perpose, the Knights acknowledging the threat of the Two Sith Order and their Confederacy, began a campaign of guerrilla attacks on the CIS which quickly gained the attention of the Jedi. General Skywalker and the 501st were tasked with locating who was attacking the Seps and get their aid with in an attack on Pamment, this led to a joint campaign against the CIS which started the friendship between Anakin and Drake and ended in Drake gravely wounding and capturing Dooku.

After the battle Anakin returned to Coruscant with the Knights to meet with the Council. Supreme Chancellor Palatine was there to welcome the heroes of Pammant and invite Drake to a private meeting before the council. In the sealed Senate Chambers, Drake revealed he had ripped the identity of the Dark Lord from Dooku's mind before he was able to escape and was about to reveal it to the Jedi. Sidious commanded Drake, as the Dark Lord of the Sith, to kill the other Knights along with Dooku and become his apprentice. At the same time, Kyra was standing in the Jedi Council Chambers with playing the live conversation to the members. Palpatine was soon captured by the Jedi.

In a few short days many things happened. Dooku was freed from the Immortal and Palaptine was freed from the Jedi Temple by his personal assassin Crimson, Padme Amedala was voted as the new Supreme Chancellor, and lastly, The Senate gave the Knights rights within the Republic as both a member government in control of the Horuset System and the Order of Sith Knights were grated powers to command Republic Forces with equal status as the Jedi.
Plagued by rebellions within the CIS along with the betrayal of Dooku, Sidious builds the Assassination and Command Droid Omega to reform the Confederacy and restore the Rule of Two.

In the wake of Palpatine's betrayal coming to light, members of both the CIS and Republic left becoming Free Systems. These systems would be prey to the CIS and sanctioned by the Republic. The Black Fang Pirate leader Fang - who had discovered the Knights - joined several Free Systems to oppose the CIS and Republic. Fang used connections to the Hutts and Black Sun to stop their fighting and used friendships with bounty hunters to make them work together. This new union would join with the Death Watch to free Mandalore from Sidious's assassin Crimson who had been subjugating them since he slew Dutchess Satine as Darth Maul months prior. This would spark a many systems to rally with Fang and become the Black Alliance of Free Systems.

With the Republic and Jedi focused on the war with the CIS, Drake and the Sith Knights begin rebuilding Old Sith Space. Studying the now decrypted archives of the Infinite Empire, Recovering the remains of the Star Forge and using the now much larger Infinite Engine unearthed on Dromund Kaas to build a new Star Forge and resume their mission to bring Order and Unity to the Force.

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5 comments by EmperorNiko on Jul 13th, 2015

As mentioned awhile ago i am planning on adding land content and am currently in the precess of adding it all together from a short list of units that i have, since no one stepped up to aid me in getting some rigging done.

I am currently porting alot of the Land content i've added to ORAW for Jeroenimo and fitting it to this Era and the units i have to work with. So far all mentioned Republic/Knights and CIS units are coding in (Untested) and once i finish adding in the Alliance units i'll start posting pics and finalizing some GC changes.

So the plan for land units is as follows

Sith Knights/Republic

Clone Troopers - Cheap Light Infantry (Fast-Grown Clones using old Phase-1 armor)
Knight-Trooper - Main Infantry (Non-clone soldiers of the modern era using timeless Sith Armor)
Knight-Remnant - Elite Infantry (Black Sith Troopers, remnants of Drake‘s Forces)
Knight-Crusaders - Heavy Infantry (Remnants of Jax‘s Mandalorian forces)
Mark IV Assault Droid - Heavy Anti-Infantry

Mandalorian Speeder Bike - Scout
TX-130 - Main Tank
AT-TE - Heavy Walker
Basilisk Wardroid - Aerial Assault

Omega Fleet

B1 Battledroid - Cheap Light Infantry
B2 Battledroid - Main Infantry
BX Commando - Elite Infantry
Droideka - Heavy Anti-Infantry
Mangaguard - Hero Escort

STAP - Scout
AAT - Main Tank
ARD - Heavy Artillery

Black Alliance

Militia - Light Infantry (Locals who want to fight/Changes depending on planet)
Mercenaries - Main Infantry (Trained bands of mercs made up of many races and using many weapons)
Death Watch - Elite Infantry
Black Fang Marines - Officer

Pirate Speeder - Light Tank
Pirate Tank - Main Tank

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StephenG2014 Aug 18 2015 says:

Firstly, any idea when the land units for GC will be available?

And will the heroes also b on land?

Thanks, Stephen. G.

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EmperorNiko Creator
EmperorNiko Aug 19 2015 replied:

No the heroes will not be on land. The heroes would need to be modeled and animated which is beyond my abilities.

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StephenG2014 Aug 19 2015 replied:

But you could put some land heroes in right? Like Ahsoka, Grevious, Sidious?

Heroes that do have models right?

Stephen. G.

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EmperorNiko Aug 19 2015 replied:

I guess i could but as i saw before when i tried that, then Omega only get's Sidious as there are only 3 heroes and he's the only one with a usable model.
While the Alliance get's a ton due to having mostly Bounty Hunters which people have made models for.
And the Knight's would only get Ahsoka and HK-47 as all other heroes for them are naval officers or my fanon. and that's pushing it as there is only a crappy Ahsoka model or a good one with bad animation.

Land heroes are not really a priority atm however. I'm trying to get ground playable with as few units as possible just because it will fix the issue with the AI not building anything in GC. If i knew had to make a workaround i'd leave it as space only.

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StephenG2014 Aug 25 2015 replied:

Couldn't u get help from fellow modders?


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EmperorNiko Aug 25 2015 replied:

There are very few modders that can help when it comes to making a custom infantry model and animate it. There are actually no infantry models in EAW that are 100% custom made. Most are ripped from other games, kitbashed or mixed between a kitbash and rip.

There is no help for me unless a modeler/animator from another game decided to help. Which is still not a great thing as i had someone making a model for Omega but he suddenly just stopped answering my messages after several weeks.

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StephenG2014 Aug 26 2015 replied:

That sucks :(
So in other words, the heroes will be like vanilla fleet commanders - only on ships and can't paticipate on land battles?

Curious, could u add heroes for Sith Knights, like Jax (is it Carnor Jax?) or Ahsoka as land, or other faction heroes that are available?

Stephen. G.

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EmperorNiko Aug 26 2015 replied:

Jax is Mandalorian Neo-Crusader and son of Mandalore the Ultimate not Connor Jax of the Imperial Remnant.

There may be a few commando heroes after some thought but still not really sure as Omega is still stuck without any heroes so i may still not add any at all.
Sith Knights
Jax - Black Mandlorian

Cad Bane
Aurra Sing

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Cactair Jul 13 2015 says:

So, since you're planing for Land gameplay now, are you going to be taking suggestions for ground units?

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EmperorNiko Jul 14 2015 replied:

Not really, no.
I dont want most of the CIS or Republic units as i want a very small roster and the models available without having to ask permission all kinda suck. I also cannot model land-units so not much i can do there for my own custom units.

I'll hear idea but will likely be unable to do it even if i like it.
No Heroes though. Those will not change.

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This mod is amazing and I like the story I would give it an 11 but they wont let me. Great work!

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