Yes I love to play games especially RTS games! But I do like to play a shooter once in a while.. I love playing mods and if u ever see my name on any games its probably me!
*The female didn't say a word and merely walked past her, Barik knowing to follow her. The three of them stood and followed the female past the bar and into the back room where a private table and a pair of armed guards awaited them. The female took a seat at the table and motioned for Barik to sit as well.
Barik sat down nodding at his two companions who put their backs to the wall eying the two guards with caution. "Out." the female exclaimed, her guards jumping to protest but silenced at a raised palm. They huffed and exited the room closing the door behind them.
"Now, lets get to it." the female exclaimed, her tact not exactly what Barik expected. "You seek information on Hypori. Why?" She asked leaning in, her eyes focused and stuck on Barik. He decided their was no point in trying to lie to her about it and laid it all out on the table.
"We seek a lost droid factory that we believe was not destroyed after the Clone Wars." Barik said bluntly, the female's eyes light up. IG shuffled and Jaxen bit his tongue wanting to speak up.
The female sat back in her chair, her gears whirling and pondering over what he had just said. "and what makes you believe that factory exists?" she asked. IG shuffled again, but Barik kept going. "We have obtained information from a reliable source." He simply replied.
The female stood, changing the subject. "You brought payment?" Jaxen walked forward laying a vial of the refined crystals on the table. She picked it up and moved it back and forth in the light, nodding. "This will do. Shall we leave now?" She asked stunning the room.
"Leave?" Barik asked confused. "Yes, you just bought a guide. I have scoured Hypori most of my life, that is what I do. I search for old tech, mining spots, new wildlife, whatever im paid to look for. And let's just say ive something like what you seek. But I can only show you." She replied.
Barik looked at Jaxen and IG who simply shrugged their shoulders. "Look Miss, i'm going to need alot more information about you before I go letting you on my ship..." Barik exclaimed, crossing his arms.*
*Barik met IG and Jaxon at the entrance to the airlock. He showed the small container that contained the stolen goods from their last raid. A ship of processed precious gems worth a fortune. It had nearly cost them their lives getting the cargo, but they did. And now it was the perfect tool to bargain for information.
The 3 were met by a pair of guards and what looked to be an official, fat and out of breath just walking to the airlock. "I see all payments have been made, may I inquire as your visit here at the Rock?" The dock keeper asked.
Barik looked at his two companions before replying. "Business." The official merely nodded, knowing exactly what was meant by that and stepped aside letting the three past.
They continued on for a while passing by a few groups of people all of which went silent at the sight of the lumbering war droid. Jaxon leaned in and spoke quietly. "Must be their first time seeing a battle droid." IG paused and replied. "No, just a MagnaGuard like me. We were rare even during the Clone Wars. That im still in one piece and functioning is a miracle." In a quiet voice.
Jaxon had no answer to this and the three of them finally made their way into the main hub of the space port. And it did not disappoint.
There vendors and merchants all over the large courtyard that made up the central spaceport. Groups of pirates and mercenaries went back and forth offering their goods and services. A few fights broke out from time to time forcing the guards of the Rock to scramble and break them up before a full fledged battle took place.
Barik was impressed, this was his first visit to the Rock and he didn't think so many pirates and scum could fit in one place. Then again, he was a pirate himself.
"This way, I will lead and push our way through. The contact is meeting us in a dive a ways from the central thorough-fair." Jaxen spoke up breaking Barik from his thoughts. Barik grunted in reply and he took middle while IG took up the rear.
The trio wove through the crowd getting odd looks from quite a few people, most directed at the lumbering battle droid. No one offered any challenges, most driven away by the droid itself.
Before long they found themselves before a small bar in the corner of the room. A bright sign hung above the door in a language Barik did not understand. The three of them entered and took a seat at the bar before ordering a drink and scanning the room.
Not seeing anyone approach they turned to the screens hanging on the wall displaying news from around the galaxy. Nothing Barik was interested and tuned it all out. The door opened and Barik turned noticing a human female walk in, armed much like he was, when she turned and nodded his way he knew this was their contact.*
*Barik lived out of the captains quarters, a small yet comfortable room that offered privacy compared to the small barracks that held the bunks for the rest of the crew. He walked over to the far wall where his weapons and armor hung, running his hand over his father's armor. His anger flared up at thought of his past.
Kandar. It all came back to Kandar. He killed Barik's father, he forced Barik's mother to the outerim. It all was caused by Kandar. Barik would kill that man if it was the last thing he would do.
Barik carefully put on his father's armor, something he had not done in some time. He instead usually preferred the lighter leather armor most pirates wore. He grabbed his blaster rifle he had specifically built for himself and a few grenades along with his blaster pistol that was always on his hip. A vibroknife was sheathed across his chest for easy access, choosing to leave behind his father's beskad.
Barik topped the look off with his signature duster, a large trench coat he had received a while ago from a dying long time friend. It offered some coverage over his armor, but most could see the armor beneath the coat.
Upon leaving his office, IG met him ready to go. Since IGs rescue from a ruined ship in an asteroid belt, he had vowed to never let himself be used as a pawn again. To that effect he was quite well armed, carrying the large DC-15 blaster rifle carried by Republic clone troopers of old. A pair of dual heavy blaster pistols were holstered on either hip. He was a one man army no one wanted to mess with.
"Ready?" Barik asked, already knowing that answer. "Yes, what is your plan with Kandar if we see him? Do you think he will engage us here?" IG asked just as Jaxon exited the barracks, he was armed more discreetly with only a small blaster carbine and a vibroknife.
"No, it would be suicide. This place would turn its guns on both of our ships and gun us all down before we'd have a chance to blink if we tried anything." Barik explained. "No, if anything we act cordial if he approaches but keep ready for anything. Kandar is ruthless, conniving, and a bastard. He might try anything." Barik continued.
"Roger, are we all set? Erik has made contact with a broker who says he might have info on Hypori in exchange for our goods. Worth a shot." Jaxon explained.
"Alright lets go, have Erik send me the location. You two grab a small portion of the cargo and lets go." Barik exclaimed before heading down the hall to the airlock that led to the station.*
*The Ardent Wind made good time to the spaceport nicknamed the Rock by its visitors. The Rock was home to degenerates and cut throats from all over the galaxy. A sentient known only as the "Big Boss" held control over the station.
The Black Sun and Hutt Cartel had offices and agents here, as did numerous other pirate ventures. The Rock was able to be so successful due to the fact that both the Empire and the Republic the system alone. As such pirates used it as a haven.
"Rock Spaceport, this is the Ardent Wind. Requesting permission to land. Transferring credit amount for both the hangar space and the usual fees now." Landen Rourke, comms officer, explained over the comms. "Ardent Wind, you are clear to dock at dock 214. Enjoy your stay." The commsman replied.
"Take her in easy, id rather not cause any damage here." Barik explained, Erik nodding in reply.
The space port was built into a large Asteroid, almost a moon according to some. Hundreds of ships made port here, unloading stolen goods, buying and selling other commodities.
Rows on rows of docking platforms were situated all around the asteroid itself, all connected together with sealed platforms leading back to the main station. The Ardent Wind, while not the biggest vessel in the system at 150 meters, still needed to dock at specialized moorings alongside the larger vessels.
"Erik, get me a scan on the larger ships in the system. I want to know who might be poking around." Barik asked, Erik quickly inputting a few commands into the terminal. He projected his findings onto the main screen.
"As you can see the largest ship docked at the station is an old Venator class that belongs to our hosts. However, shes nothing to worry about as most of her weapons have been pulled off and installed onto the main base itself and she now sits crewless, mostly weaponless, and idle. It doesnt look like shes moved in decades." Erik explained.
"Next up are a pair of Hutt frigates, nothing to shake a stick at. But shouldnt be any issue for us. And the only other ship docked at the station that could give us any issue at all is.. well damn." Erik exclaimed. "What is it?" Barik asked.
"Kandar is here. ****, his ship didn't register when I scanned the system the first time." Erik replied, all of the crew members looking back at Barik. His face hardened and he decided that it was time to end their bloody feud once and for all.
"Lets dock anyway, it would look suspicious not too. We have cargo to unload and information to obtain. IG you and Jaxon are with me, we will make contact with a broker and we will have the cargo unloaded. Erik you stay here with the crew and watch over the ship. Report in if Kandar's ship departs." Barik explained getting up from his chair and leaving the bridge followed by IG and Jaxon..*
OOC: not yet tied to the RP so keep that in mind. (it might never be)
(Outer rim, Hypori)
*The Ardent Wind, a modified Interceptor IV class frigate, jumped out of hyperspace inside the Hypori system, its systems rebooting fully from the jump.
"All systems green and clear, nothing on scanners that could cause issues boss." Erik Jenson, the ships navigator, explained.
Barik Mallist simply nodded, not looking up from his terminal where he was going over reports from their last raid. "Lets make for the spaceport, and remember this place is filled with pirates, smugglers, murderers, and who knows what else. Everyone stay sharp." Barik explained.
Erik and his systems control officer, Jaxon Larten, simply nodded. The other 3 crew members nodded as well. They all knew why they were here. The door to the bridge opened and a large battle droid clambered in. Barik smiled and looked back at the droid.
"Boss, were close now. You think there is still a chance at a droid factory on the planet down there?" IG 151, a IG-100 MagnaGuard droid, asked. He walked in and looked out at the planet and the large asteroid that served as the starport, before turning to look at Barik waiting his answer.
"Thats the hope, the Hutt Cartel and the Black Sun have tried for years to find the last foundry and even then I'm not sure they could've activated it without the proper codes." Barik replied turning to look back down on his screen.
"You mean the files I have in my head?" IG asked, to which Barik nodded. At this point Jaxon could not restrain himself and spoke up, clearly agitated.
"Alright, boss, lets here the plan one more time. Im still unsure of how this is all going to go down. We are hoping based on the codes in IG's head here that there is a droid foundry down there. Correct?" Jaxon asked.
Without looking up from his terminal Barik replied yes, allowing Jaxon to continue. "And we dont know exactly where this droid factory is, but if we find it and somehow reactivate it what then?" Jaxon asked.
Barik thought a bit before replying, going over all the possibilities in his head. "Well, first off it would need overhaul, repairs. We would need to verify that all systems are functional." Barik started. "Once that is all accomplished, if its even possible, we would need to secure a source of materials, take stock of whats left. And from there determine what to build." Barik continued. "B-1s are cheap, quick to build and don't take much in terms of resources. However, what the hell do we do with battledroids once we get the factory running?" Barik asked aloud. "That I don't have an answer for. Lets just find the factory for now and go from there." Barik finished, to which the crew nodded. They all were processing what he had just explained..*
Little long here but first off want to stay huge love for this mod. One of the best, if not like a 3 way tie for first. Just an odd random question, this mod is a great mod for after the rebellion empire conflict, but is there a mod that’s more based on the main galactic civil war between the empire and the rebellion? I know off topic but I figured someone here could help! 😁
im assuming we could see maps such as Isengard and Helms Deep as well? would be cool :) or other maps. Barad Dur, Black Gate, Dul guldor, erebor? thatd be awesome :)
Good good! Not really active in the rp but still gaming when I can! Full time work and personal life really cuts into it though haha. How are you!?
Hi friend! its me namegen, dead ranger, orix, whatever you knew me by! Good to see you alive!
*Kain rolled around and faced outward towards the stars, nodding to himself. One down, many more to come... he thought to himself.
He decided he better keep his new employer in the loop about the happenings and shot her a quick message of the new deal, hopefully she will agree with the way he is taking things..*
*Kain grinned at Brakue, maybe these men were not right for this sort of thing.
"Gentlemen, what I propose is this: consolidate our assets, form a board which we all control the new, lets say, company from, and use our combined wealth and resources to buyout the rest of the holders. Seems like a solid idea, plenty of substance." Kain replied.*
*Once again Kain grinned, the plan already formulating in his mind.
"Through blackmail, buyouts, and other techniques we will rise up within the driveyards. And to be honest, Lord Brakue, I do not need your help to do this. However, seeing how our new found friendship has yet to be solidified, I was hoping you'd like to take part." Kain finished.*
“I offer wealth and power and the opportunity for more. Join with me, combine our assets and together we can bring the whole of the drive yards under our yoke. Imagine the wealth, the influence..” Kain trailed on.*
"Indeed, Lord Crisgae, a rarity indeed. But nothing is impossible to obtain for one of the drive yards." Kain replied with a grin.
*He surveyed the two nobles before him, one pudgy fellow and the other a lanky bastard but they had wealth behind them none the less.
"Gentlemen, my question?" Kain asked again*
Kain Talus was born on Kuat to a wealthy family with holdings in the Kuat Drive Yards and military positions for generations. He had an older sister, Leah, who was very protective of him growing up and influenced him greatly along with his father, who was an Imperial Captain. He grew up with great respect for the military and what it stood for. And when he turned 17 he signed his enlistment papers and took a cadetship at the Imperial Naval Academy just as his father did before him.
While at the academy he not only proved to be a capable commander but also had great skill and interest in intelligence. To that end upon graduation and commissioning as a 2nd Lieutenant he was assigned to naval intelligence. He quickly rose through the ranks eventually settling into the position of Lieutenant Commander and the 2nd in command of Naval Intelligence.
During this time in naval intelligence, his family ran into issues with the ISB and the Sith agents that continuously probed them and their holdings in the Drive Yards. After a brief confrontation with one agent, Kain's father Bracus assaulted the agent and his father disappeared. Upon learning of his father's disappearance he used his contacts within the Navy to try to find the location of his father only to learn that he had been killed and his body dumped on a back water planet in the outer rim.
To avoid ISB attention he used his skills learned at the academy to find out what happened to his father. Only to discover that it was the ISB itself that was responsible for his father's death. Because of this his trust and faith in the ISB evaporated, already thinning during his time in naval intelligence. However to protect himself and his family, he kept his hatred for the sith and the ISB as a whole to himself, and only those closest to him even had a hint about his feelings towards them.
Upon his father's death he inherited the holdings in the Drive Yards owned by his father and thus he was thrown into Kauti politics. With his natural charm and shrewd diplomacy skills he managed to do well despite his age. He declined the nomination to the Imperial Senate on the planet's behalf, due to the fact that he would have to give up his commission as an Imperial Officer, instead choosing to remain involved in the system politics and the politics of the Drive Yards itself.
Currently he still holds his position as the 2nd in command of Naval Intelligence on Kuat, and from there he uses his power and connections within the Drive Yards and the Navy to spread his influence. His ultimate goal is to see the ISB dismantled and the Sith executed for the crimes against the empire and her people and all the problems they have caused over the years. In its place he hopes to lead the new Intelligence agency, yet that remains but a thought in his head.
*Kain turned back to looking over the city scape, more so to think clearly without having to look at the Lieutenant. His father would be disappointed in him severely, but he had to make the best of the situation.
"Destroy the device and allow me to retain my title as noble, even if it is just symbolic, and you have an accord." Kain said, once more looking over at the Lieutenant.*
*After reading the documents he stood up and went to the window that overlooked the capitol city itself. It was bristling with the daily traffic and fanfare. He was shocked of course, more so that he let a mere Lieutenant outsmart in such a manner. He shouldve suspected something was off given the line of questioning.
"Well played, Lieutenant. I must say I did not see this coming." Kain stated, not turning back to look at her.
He suspected the room was under survellience and any move against the Lieutenant would cost him his life, at least this way he kept that in check. But still, the thought of loosing his father's holdings was too much for him. He would not let that happen.
Finally he turned back to the Lieutenant, his face blank except for an easily forced smile. "And just what plans do you have for the holdings? My father's holdings might I add." Kain finished, him smile wavering slightly.*
*Kain looked around the room once more, a little tense at her last comment but decided she meant nothing by it.
"I suggest they be killed, rooted out, destroyed, removed from history." He replied, sitting up a bit straighter on the couch, a fierceness in his voice.
"As for the Emperor... Some were born to rule, others.. Not so much." Kain stated simply, looking back over at the young lieutenant.*
*Kain cleared his face of all emotion once again and put back on his famous smile, albeit it was a tad harder to fake given the current line of questioning.
"Well, Lieutenant, my anger comes not just from personal experiences but from looking back on the past. Not counting our current and previous Emperors, the Empire was always led by a Sith. They manipulated and terrorized the galaxy through the use of you and I. The Imperial military has been blindly led into full scale galactic war time and time again for the personal gains of what?" Kain explained, taking a pause for dramatic effect.
"A Sith bent on full galactic domination. And look where that got us, got the galaxy. The Sith are a plague, infecting everything in order to achieve dominance." Kain to continued.
"Why should we let them continue to terrorize and lead our military and our people after all they've done? I wish for the Empire to do away with the chains of the Sith once and for all, take back our glory. Whether it be done under our current Emperor or some other, so long as they accomplish their task without the infection of the Sith, they will have my support." Kain finished, setting back further into the couch.*
*Kain's gaze went distant, being reminded of his hatred for the Sith. Should he tell her why? Even if she was allies with the Sith, he did not think she would betray him like that.
"They killed my father. I have nothing but contempt and hatred for those murderous bastards." He replied bluntly.
Looking her straight in the eyes, he showed a side that he never showed. It made him feel weak, but if they were to become possible allies he felt he should hide no secrets from her.
"I was merely in a bad spot that night and my judgment escaped me. I went too far with my words, but how I felt was accurate." Kain added, drinking the last of his water and setting the glass down.*
*Sipping his water Kain looked at the little lieutenant who sat across from him. So young, yet obviously sought greatness.
"Yes, of course. I have other matters to attend to today, not that I'm not enjoying your water and company." He replied with a sly smile.*
*When she opened the door Kain offered her a small smile, and noticed that she did away with the military formalities and he decided it was probably for the best. He followed her into her apartment and graciously accepted her offer of a drink.
"Water will suit me fine, thank you." Kain replied making himself comfortable on a small sofa that sat back against the wall of the living area.
Trying to get an idea who exactly this woman was, girl he corrected himself, drove him to better study the apartment and found he actually liked it. It was sparse but contained the necessities to survive.
"Quite a lovely place, although I am sure it pales in comparison to your manor back home." He mentioned, his smile unwavering.*
*Kain was busy going over reports from around the Empire when the secretary knocked and reminded him of the appointment with Lieutenant zi Starkroße. The same lieutenant he had met at the party where he narrowly avoided death. He still had no regrets, but a small part of him wished that he had kept his words in check a bit better.
Kain shook those thoughts away and figured if they wanted him dead he would already be dead. His mind began to process the prospect of meeting with the Lieutenant, he knew that she had great potential but he did not believe he would be able to win her over so quickly. Maybe she was just luring him into a trap, who knows. He was willing to take the risk, not considering her rank compared to his. It made no difference what rank she was, he knew she would go far.
Kain had agreed to meet with her and now was the time. He set aside his records and made his way down to the military space port that was reserved for official military business only and chartered a ride to Coruscant. It did not take long for the shuttle to depart and soon he was landing at the capitol and made his way to the apartment of the lieutenant.
Kain found it odd that she wanted to meet him there instead of something for formal, but he suspected this did not exactly pertain to military matters. He came up to her door and game a swift knock, checking to make sure his appearance was in order. Satisfied, he turned his head back to the door to await her response.*
*After conversing for a time longer with his two new friends, they all agreed to meet on Kuat later this week to discuss business in private. With that Kain retired from the party leaving the sith far behind him. He headed off in the direction of the military section of the spaceport and boarded a ship headed for Kuat, and hopefully a life of greatness..*
OOC: you may proceed with your own moves. Kain will continue to attend the party, but his role is done unless either of you wish to directly talk to him again. which i think not :P
*Kain continued to hold his gave even as the sith turned to leave, but held his tongue. He feared he might have gone too far, but if the sith would strike him down it would merely prove his point. Sith are monsters, and should never hold power again. They hold no restraint and are merely instruments of death, tools of war. Nothing more.
"I apologize, Countess, if ive upset your friend. And do not make mistake me for a fool, even if I have signed my own death warrant." Kain said, taking a sip of wine. Quite good too he thought.
"If he strikes me down he will only prove my point, they are nothing but tools of death and war. Something to be used to great effect, but should never be trusted with power. They kill and plot at will, regardless of their past successes they should never be allowed power again." Kain continued.
"I hope that you will learn this, Countess. It is clear you wish to rise up within the Empire, but be wary of the sith. And maybe you and I will cross paths again, because you and I both want the same thing. The Empire will rise again, and if I die before then so be it." Kain exclaimed, going off without realizing he might of gone too far. Looking around and seeing no suspicious eyes looking his way, he lowered his voice.
"If you do rise within the military, and I survive this day you should follow my moves and dealings. For soon I hope to get the whole or at least the majority of the drive yards at my back. And with that economic and political reach one could take himself very far, if that was what he wished. But I am not one for thrones and great power, I merely wish to see someone else lead us to greatness once more." Kain finished, a passion in his voice.
"Good evening, Countess, perhaps you could calm your sith friend down. And if I survive and you ever need a friend, I will be glad to oblige.." He exclaimed turning around and joining his new friends from the drive yards..*
*Kain knew exactly the type of response he was going to receive and he merely grinned. An evil grin of a man getting exactly what he wanted. Even as the room grew dark due to the growing anger of the sith he still simply grinned.
"You know, Sith, you shouldn't flare and flaunt your power here. You may find some to be a tad hostile to the usage of the force." Kain stated, staring directly at his face.
"As for your "facts", we can agree to disagree." Kain said with a small wink.*
*Kain nodded and listened to all that was said, not wanting to say much on the subject of the force. He did however become very interested in what was said about the sith.
"You are correct, Envoy Lok, the sith are not in control of the Empire. And I find that very very comforting." Kain exclaimed, checking everyone's faces for a reaction. "You all either remember or have studied what sith in control of the Empire has done to the galaxy. We have almost been wiped from this galaxy more times than I can count due to the sith." Kain continued. "I mean no offense of course, but it is merely a fact that a sith with power over an empire spells disaster for the galaxy." He finally finished, not wavering an ounce in his voice even in the face of the two sith.*
*Kain did not show any reaction to the surprise movement of the sith save for a cocked eyebrow in his direction, not even sure that the sith was paying attention. The way it made the Lieutenant nervous should have made him wary, yet he was not. He knew that the sith was merely playing a game.
At the mention of his title he turned towards the envoy and responded politely. "Yes of course, and it is a pleasure to make yours. I have heard many things about you, some good and some bad. But you have proven a loyal servant to the Enclave and that is to be worthy of respect." Kain replied offering a pleasant smile.
"As for intelligence, I most certainly have to agree." Kain continued, pausing to take a quick sip of his drink. "I consider intelligence true power and if used correctly can push any of ambition to their choice of power." Kain finished, downing the last of his drink as well.*
*Kain smiled broadly at the sith, he loved the games. That was in part why he had such a liking for intelligence.
"No, Lord Azrael, Games aren't really appropriate at this time. Like Envoy Lok said, were here to enjoy ourselves. So let's get to it!" He exclaimed grabbing a drink off a nearby tray and raising it in the air.*