The Empire has fallen and a New Republic is born out of the conflict. But in the ashes of civil war, yet another life stirs...

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the_Farseer Author
the_Farseer

I am not sure what ability to give Taris when controlled. If there are suggestions, I am open to them.

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Mythia
Mythia

Maybe an increase in speed for repulsor lift vehicles? This planet was known for its swoop bike racing, which use repulsor lifts.

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Omega117a
Omega117a

Building take less damage from orbital bombardments/bombing runs.

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Delta730
Delta730

Too soon.

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Vithar-133
Vithar-133

Wouldn't they take more damage?

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0-0-Bram
0-0-Bram

Actually, that's a pretty good idea. The undercity might be relatively protected, aside from a few holes. Either orbital bombardment, bombing runs, or both should be ineffective or unusable.

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the_Farseer Author
the_Farseer

Due to the damage, overgrowth, and general chaos of the rubble, having undetectable ground bases would be good.

I like the repulsor idea. After all, if the city was razed and the quality of life reduced...Well the lower and undercity levels would have risen to power, honestly...And that's where the swoop racing was at its most popular.

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Blue_Fyre
Blue_Fyre

the crime syndicate ability with variable income (cant remember what planet was that in the vanilla game) because of crime syndicates and organized swoop races

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BrokenHopes
BrokenHopes

was also a planet basically run by crimelords. might be worth thinking about when deciding. also the fabeled city that the underworld people where always looking for (and dying for)

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the_Farseer Author
the_Farseer

"The Promised Land" was not really all that great, if I remember correctly... Besides, after the bombardment it would likely have been destroyed anyway.

However, Taris was run in two ways: The upper city was run by the wealthy and social elite. The lower city was run by the crime lords and swoop gangs. When the bombardment happened, it's likely that any of the social elite that survived had enough money to flee off world. This inevitably would lead to the leadership of the lower city (those too poor to leave) taking complete control. Over the generations, we are led to assume that things evened out a bit but I suspect that by the GCW era, Taris still had a passion for swoop racing and may still be governed in a clan or tribal fashion, as gangs essentially are.

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greg0r@vp.pl
greg0r@vp.pl

I think a combinaton: of increase in speed for repulsor lift vehicles/new repulsor vehicles to build and immunity for planetary bombardment.

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the_Farseer Author
the_Farseer

The planetary bombardment idea doesn't make a lot of sense though. Taris never took any steps to ensure that they couldn't be bombarded again and they never invented any grand defense technology. Their planet is just as vulnerable now as it was then...but this is why Taris chose to remain neutral for so long also, to avoid the very real threat of bombardment or invasion when the Empire was in control.

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BrokenHopes
BrokenHopes

what ever happened to the ragul's? would be an interesting unit to add as a native (as long as they don't use your troop to multiply. that would be horrifying.)

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Mister_Vogel
Mister_Vogel

There were barely any rakghouls left at the time of GCW, especially on Taris.

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the_Farseer Author
the_Farseer

There were other grotesque undercity...things on Coruscant and other places but the Rakghouls specifically were old news by this time.

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Taris was once considered a gem in the galaxy, rivaled only by Coruscant in its splendor. However, the planet-spanning city was laid waste by Sith bombardment in the days of the Old Republic. After the massacre and resulting destruction, Taris' once opulent and wealthy mega-city was reduced to wreckage and was slowly reclaimed, at least in part, by nature. The devastation would leave Taris in this broken state for many generations and indeed, it would never fully recover. Even today, though many parts of the city are rebuilt, it is still considered a "faded" city world and a majority of it's citizens still live only moderate lives. Additionally, a great portion of the planet is still reclaimed by nature, the tall decaying skyscrapers still covered in mossy growth or even totally bent to the will of trees that have taken root in the buildings themselves.

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