The Empire had just destroyed Alderaan. Vader, after years of training and preparation, believed it was now time to move against the Emperor. Vader made a surprise visit to Coruscant and rendezvoused with his Sith apprentice, Darth Acris. They moved quickly and in an epic struggle with Palpatine, Vader emerged victorious as the new Emperor. Acris became his second-in-command. Vader moved quickly to consolidate his power and legitimize his rule, winning the support of nearly the entire Empire through fear and admiration. He also won much support by personally leading his men into battle fearlessly and by taking an active role in running the day-to-day functions of the Empire, unlike Palpatine who had greatly isolated himself from the galaxy. He also continued the massive military buildup of the Empire. Due to this, many new people flocked to the Imperial cause signing up for the Imperial Military and Administration. The Empire was swarmed with patriots willing to lay down their lives for the Empire.
Mara Jade at first opposed the two but soon relented due to her love for Darth Acris, and the two wed. Tarkin respected Vader enough to accept him as leader, knowing how powerful and intelligent Vader was. Vader, even though he took the throne by coup, was accepted as the legitimate Emperor - not by all however. The equally power hungry Dark Jedi Jerec, using the Dark Side and cunning, won support of some Imperial commanders and established his own evil Empire, named the Grand Imperium. He was joined by Zsinj, Kaine, and an assortment of other Imperials, including the Inquisitor Tremayne. He declared war on Vader and prepped his forces for battle.
The Rebel Alliance saw this new Imperial Civil War as an opportunity to keep the Imperials attention elsewhere and their forces divided. The last remaining Jedi, Luke Skywalker, still hoped for a restoration of the Old Order. Their hope and confidence boosted hugely, the Rebels were now ready to set up and dig in for this war of galactic liberation.
But other powers now saw their chance at galactic domination. With the Emperor gone, Prince Xizor could now duke it out with the Dark Lord for control. He began pooling all his resources into an all-out war with the Empire, although he retained his legal (and illegal) business operations, after all, the Black Sun was a crime syndicate. He was joined by the Dark Lord Darth Maul, who escaped Sidious' grasp and once more went into hiding, but now saw his chance for revenge. The Hutt Cartel once dominated the galaxy and with strong leadership and immense wealth from piracy, they could again. Thousands of years ago, the Mandalorians were the most feared warriors in the galaxy who fought glorious battles against the Jedi and Sith. They built a powerful empire of their own. Why not again? Could a new Mandalore reunite the scattered clans and roaming mercenaries into a professional and deadly Mandalorian force.
Many challenges lie ahead for the new Emperor. Even with an unmatched and loyal military, the task will be daunting. Can Vader reunite the fractured Empire while holding off Pirates, Rebels, and Mandalorians on multiple fronts? Can he preserve order in the inevitable chaos and return peace to the galaxy. Can he achieve the ancient Sith dream of total galactic control? Or will you try and restore so-called freedom to the galaxy as the Rebels or create your own empire as one of the other factions? This is Vader's New Order - Empire Surrounded!

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I am only looking for serious guys, this mod likely still has bugs and I need to find them. This isn't only to have fun with (I mean part of it is of course but I want to get the bugs out). Whoever would like to, step forward and do your patriotic Imperial duty to help this mod get released.

I'm also considering adding Jakku as a planet and perhaps instead of Jerec leading the Imperium, it could be the mysterious Snoke. Although not much is known about him he, according to the new canon *SPOILER* lived through the time of the prequels and originals, and was waiting for the right time to rise and take power. Now that Palpatine is dead in VNO - would Snoke rise up against Vader believing it was his time? It's up to you guys to voice your opinion on the subject.

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Music

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1/4 of the reason I love Star Wars so much is because it has one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time. Although z3rox's original mod, which this...

Scaling Back

Scaling Back

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I have been recently been able to work on the mod, and have decided to make several changes.

Mod Alive!

Mod Alive!

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Hey guys just want to update you. No the mod is not dead. I have finally been able to work on it this summer and it is making some progress.

The State of the Mod

The State of the Mod

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Alright guys, here is how it is. The mod will get done - but it won't be all I wished it could have been.

Makeb

Makeb

Singleplayer Map 2 comments

A map that will be featured in VNO and another upcoming mod. Free-release, just give me credit if you use it in a mod.

Quesh

Quesh

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A map I made for a friend, who may feature it in his mod SGGW. It's free-release, just give me credit if you use it in a mod. A map of the toxic waste...

Ziost

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A map for Ziost. Free-release just be sure to give credit where credit is due. Uses vanilla props and props from the RAW team who came up with amazing...

Vader's New Order Alpha

Vader's New Order Alpha

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Alpha version of VNO. The alpha is pretty much z3rox's mod with a few new additions with units an dplanets but not much else. It's just to get you interested...

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Giveaway412
Giveaway412

Say, why do you choose to make the Black Sun and Hutt Cartel playable, when much more major and organized powers such as the Chiss, Corporate Sector, CIS Holdouts, etc. roam the galaxy and are instead minor factions? It would make more sense for lesser pirate factions to be unplayable, immobile holdouts in the galaxy while the major governments are playable.

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

Well at the moment, I can't use any TR units so there is no Chiss. Unless I get a modeler that I have requested for several times, I don't that happening unless I can convince .Corey to let me use his material. Back to the question, I think that crime and the "underworld" is a very integral part of the Star Wars universe and plays a major role in events. Many people enjoy taking the role of a crime lord. Also, by 0 ABY, I doubt the existence of any CIS holdouts seeing as that is also the year the Trade Federation is dissolved. Corporate Sector is really more like a legitimate and legal crime group. Not that they actually do crime but they are less a government and more a combination of businesses I believe.

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Giveaway412
Giveaway412

K, thanks for answering. Maybe the Rebellion and the two Pirate factions could purchase Separatist technology on former CIS planets?
Shame we won't get Corporate Sector, I would have like to take around my own squad of Corporate Sector Enforcers. Oh well. :P

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

Well I can always consider them but there has to be more fan outcry for the CSA to replace one of the current six. But then again I've always thought about creating "expansions" after the final that may take on new scenarios of the current storyline, like if blah blah won and now they did this, etc. And yes, the Hutts and Black Sun can get plenty of CIS units to build their arsenals.

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Giveaway412
Giveaway412

And in these scenarios, extra unplayable factions like the CSA, CIS, Hapes and all of that could be playable?

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

Maybe, maybe not. Depends on the scenario and if I want actually make them later on. An example would be: The Imperium won the war and now Jerec rules the Empire. Play as the Rebels against the threat. They would most likely include new units and options, etc. Or a scenario where the Empire has been pushed back and is now on the defensive. Take control of the Empire and turn the tide. Or as you said, maybe some small faction will rise to prominence.

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Giveaway412
Giveaway412

Yeah, I would love to see a scenario where Gizor Dellso rises to power and challenges the Empire (Also saw somebody suggest an undead General Grievous or something, wanting revenge, hmm....). I love the Separatists, and the Empire, and would certainly like to see them fighting each other. >:)

And I also like the CSA, I could potentially see them as another Empire-like faction with Imperial/Republic units.

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

Well I'm not sure about that because Delso is dead. Not mention Grievous being killed off a long time ago.

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Giveaway412
Giveaway412

Well Darth Maul is pretty much dead too. He couldn't have lasted until the Galactic Civil War. Dellso fits in the era much better, as one could argue he might have died only weeks before the Battle of Yavin. Though that probably isn't true.

As for Grievous, well, like I said, an undead Grievous. Like this: Moddb.com Or maybe NK-Necrosis: Starwars.wikia.com

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

Maul would only be 54 years old by the 0 ABY

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Giveaway412
Giveaway412

I know, but the probability of him surviving is very low. It could be non-canon that he survived Episode I, and even if it was he was more than likely killed by Palpatine. Even if he survived that, he'd probably be locked up in an Imperial Prison or lab.

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

It's not non-canon. It's canon to the story.

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Giveaway412
Giveaway412

K, but you didn't really answer my question.

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

I thought I did when I said I believe that crime and the underworld is an integral part of the Star Wars universe and enjoy playing as them. Granted, the other groups are legitimate governments but they are minor. They don't usually play a major role in galactic events.

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Giveaway412
Giveaway412

Understandable. Will we be seeing anymore Imperial Splinter factions in the future?
This is just theory crafting, but what if you made a mod with just 5-6 different Imperial Splinter groups. No Rebrls or Consortium or mino factions, just awesome variants of the Empire pitted against each other.

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

That could be a future expansion where the Imperials dealt with the Rebels and took down the crime empires and now they fight each other for the throne.

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Giveaway412
Giveaway412

Exactly what I had in mind. Except perhaps more Splinter groups than just the Empire and Imperium, like maybe a whole separate.

Might be something to work on in my spare time, hmm...

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

Well if your going to the idea and make a mod out of it, no point in me doing it haha.

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

Is there any way to make a poll for voting on here.

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Giveaway412
Giveaway412

It's funny that you posted that news article today, I was actually going to suggest the Corporate Sector authority as one of the new factions...

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Giveaway412
Giveaway412

I feel like you would really like this faction so I just had to suggest it. We all love Imperial Splinter Factions, don't we?
Imperial Retinue:
After Vader's betrayal and becoming of the Emperor, Not all agreed Vader had the right to the throne. Jerec, of course, wanted the throne for himself and to honor Palpatine. However, one family that served faithfully in the Imperial Senate believed that they were the true Heirs to the Empire. The (Name of Family) had a strong desire for control over the Empire. They traveled to the Watery world of Kamino to talk with Prime Minister Lama-Su. After a large sum of money was donated to Kaminaon Activities, Lama-Su agreed to use leftover tissue from Jango Fett in order to breed a new Clone Army, loyal to Emperor (Head of Family's First Name). The Clones liberated Rothana from Imperial Control and began producing AT-TEs and LAAT Gunships for the benefit of their new masters. As their army grew, many Imperial Warlords scrambled to join their cause after being isolated from the Empire and Imperium.

The Great Imperial War had begun.

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

There are Imperial Splinters, 3 groups in fact. The Imperium of course, and 2 small ones. No one was isolated after the overthrow of Palpatine. The majority of the Empire is still under Vader's control, with only a small portion of the Empire swaring alliegance to Jerec, much like any civil war. The 2 non-playable small time splinters will control 1 planet or so and have a small fleet and army, just to represent that not everyone probabaly would have sworn fealty to either Emperor. I may add one hero to either such as Zaarin or something. I am going to post a timeline of events that tells the entire story of the mod, so you will be able to enjoy that later.

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

Making a plea to the fans. I'm removing Gethzerion as a hero for the Imperium. Who should replace her: Dark Jedi Sedriss QL or Brakiss from the Shadow Academy series?

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Giveaway412
Giveaway412

Sedriss QL, definitely.

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

Should I move Jerjerrod to the Empire and replace him with Moff Kalast? what do you guys think.

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Giveaway412
Giveaway412

I think Jerjerrod is good. (I was gonna suggest Kalast as a hero for a new faction...)

BTW, When will we begin beta testing?

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DarthCaesar Creator
DarthCaesar

Not sure at this moment.

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