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The Doctor
10-02-2008, 08:17 PM
Star Wars
Scion of Darkness

After nearly 200 years of mass lawlessness, plague, and starvation, the Galaxy is slowly crawling towards a new dawn. The GALACTIC ALLIANCE OF WORLDS, a benevolent government body, has taken shape on the mid-rim of Retalia, spreading to many of the surrounding systems.

The knowledge of the old times, the period before the Great Dark Age following the collapse of the second Galactic Empire, is slowly being recovered and re-distributed through one of the most important places in the entirty of the new Alliance: the Galactic Doctryna Academy.

Now at the dawn of a new age of peace, prosperity, and re-education, the students of the Academy carry the future of the entire Galaxy on their young shoulders - a responsibility they will be forced to bear far sooner than any of them expect...


So. My first attempt at this didn't exactly pan out, but it was mostly due to my own ludicrous expectations of posting frequency. So, I'd like to start over with a cast more able to meet such expectations. :P

Basically, this RP takes place in the same time period as the political RP I mentioned a few weeks back (and am still working on, btw, to those who were interested). The year is 350ABY, and the Galaxy has recently come out of a centuries-long Galactic recession, not unlike the Middle Ages of European history. The Galaxy has reached Renaissance, and for the past two generations has slowly begun to rebuild - without the aid of the Jedi Order, which was completely wiped out by plague, war, and faminie during the Dark Age (referred to in-universe as the Second Galactic Dark Age). The period has spawned a new calendar, marking Year 1 at the beginning of the Second Galactic Dark Age and referring to dates prior to and following Year 1 as BDA (Before Dark Age) and ADA (After Dark Age), respectively.

Unfortunately, all characters are now filled. If you're interested in the RP, please stay tuned, as I will most likely need supporting characters in the semi-near future. Post here saying you're interested, and when characters come up I'll send out a round of PMs.

As a final note, I'd like to mention that if you've signed up for this story, you're making a long-term commitment to the story. I have at least three full RPs planned on this storyline, and I want to keep the cast consistent throughought all three. I can write out and replace maybe one character, but I'd really rather not, for plot reasons. So. Like, srsly.

As for my character...

Name: Tawnos Rashel
Gender: Male
Age: 21 standard years
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 186 lbs
Hair Colour: Dirty blonde; clean shaven
Eye Colour: Brown
Clothing: When not in his standard Academy uniform, Tawnos wears simple, durable blue slacks, a black jumper, and a slightly battered black leather jacket.
Equipment: Tawnos carries a small, lightweight blaster pistol, usually concealed by his jacket. He also wears a mid-sized gold ring on his right hand, and a timepiece on his left wrist.
Personality: Tawnos is a private, reserved man, preferring the company of either himself or a handful of close friends to a larger group of "acquaintances". He is a very moral young man, who becomes quickly outraged at bigotry, injustice, and mistreatment of sentient beings. He is wary of giving his trust lightly, and is no stranger to loss and betrayal. This makes it particularly difficult for him to make friends. He is especially wary of women, though when asked about it he merely remarks that he "has his reasons", and refuses to say more on the matter.
Biography: Tawnos was born on a small, out of the way planet in the mid-rim to a fairly average, upper-middle class family, one of the first families to begin to recover from the Dark Period two generations ago. The planet, named Gwellin, is a clean, somewhat better-off planet than the others in the region, with a Moderate planetary government and a well-to-do economy. His father was a financial advisor to a modest number of people on the continent on which they lived, and his mother was a teacher. He has a sister, though they are not particularly close - in fact, their relationship is oddly distant, considering the fact that they're not only siblings, but twins. He attended public schooling, where he established his social patterns early - forming a mere handful of close relationships with a select few people, and distancing himself somewhat from others. He formed an especially close friendship with one Teshmet Jarel, a child of his age who lived across the street from him. Tawnos was a slightly above average, but not particularly remarkable, student through to his early teens. A great deal happened to him over the course of two years, however, and his personality and outlook changed drastically. None of his current friends or acquaintances know exactly what happened - for that matter, his parents aren't quite certain either; all that anyone really knows is that a rift formed and grew between himself and Teshmet, eventually leading to an end to their near thirteen-year friendship. They spoke again a handful of times, but their friendship never recovered. Tawnos's other friends joined Teshmet, leading to Tawnos's current trust issues. After a fairly lonely five years, during which his relationship with his sister was put under serious strain due to her massive popularity, he applied to the Academy, and was accepted into their history program. Tawnos is particularly interested in studying the ancient Jedi and Sith Orders, and after nearly two years of both academic and personal study of the Orders and their histories, considers himself an expert on the subject.


I'm also bringing in an NPC, who will be open for anyone to use in minor conversations and such at any time, so long as she's not jumping randomly between settings or timeframes and such. :P The character is Tawnos' twin sister, who is also a student at the Academy:

Name: Ashalle Rashel
Gender: Female
Age: 21 standard years
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 116 lbs
Hair Colour: Dirty blonde, shoulder length
Eye Colour: Brown
Clothing: Much like her brother, Ashalle prefers much more sensible clothing than that worn by other women her age. She usually wears pants similar in cut and style to Tawnos, though more fitted. She usually wears a form-fitting shirt, normally in cold colours, and has been known to wear a knee length grey coat that once belonged to her mother.
Equipment: Ashalle carries a small, sleek dagger in a leather sheath strapped to her boot.
Personality: In stark contrast with her brother's mistursting nature, Ashalle is far more open and warm with people. As Tawnos entered a downward spiral, Ashalle was always quite the popular girl, her name - and relative good looks - known to many. Her popularity and looks have not gone to her head, however - she is a distinctly kind, compassionate person, and is always willing to step away from the other popular crowd to be a friend to anyone who needs one. One of her biggest regrets is that she never took the time to be a good sister to Tawnos - despite their being twins, they rarely socialise with each other, and if it weren't for the fact that they do indeed look like twins, no one would guess that they were even siblings at all. She has attempted to fix their relationship over the past few years, but has made little progress.
Biography: Ashalle spent the first decade of her life living in her brother's shadow - he was always the clever one; she learned to both walk and talk after her brother, and she always felt as if her parents preferred him. She turned to her peers as the dominant relationships in her life, securing many friendships early in her school years. She grew into her looks earlier than most girls her age - reaching puberty at the age of 12 - and was always the one that all the boys in the class followed around. Despite this, however, she is a fairly worldly person, seeing the Galaxy as a terrible place that is only made better through small, everday acts of kindness. When she entered her final school years, she became quite interested in the social sciences, particularly psychology and the sentient mind. When she learned that Tawnos planned on leaving for the Academy, she rushed to join him, hoping that it would give her the chance to make things right with her brother. Now in their second year of their respective fields of study, she has made very little progress in repairing their strained relationship.

10-02-2008, 08:33 PM
Name: Gherion Aldos

Gender: Male

Age: 21 standard years

- Height: 6’2”
- Weight: 200 lbs
- Hair color: silver, cropped short and spiked into a messy fo’hawk. Also has a short, pointed goatee on his chin, of the same color.
- Eye color: Sharp, light grey
- Clothing: Standard grey cargo pants stuffed into black leather boots, black t-shirt, and grey trench coat to his knees. Wears black leather gloves.

Equipment: carries a thin and easily concealed blaster pistol on his left hip, and has an old Echani necklace that his grandfather gave him.

Personality: Gherion is a very unusual person. At first impression, he seems to be blissfully unaware of any situation before him, instead choosing to stare into space at nothing in particular. He is slightly flaky and detached from reality, finding it too boring for his particular tastes. He can be condescending, as he is aware of his incredible intellect, and sees himself as better than others in certain areas. He thinks two steps ahead of most, sometimes causing him trouble in the here and now, but he is fast on his feet, vastly intelligent, witty, decisive, and a charismatic leader and diplomatic force, even when he seems like a small child at times.

His philosophies tend toward a flight over fight, negotiation before violence attitude. He looks at the world with more than one perspective, without right or wrong, and though his actions usually take him down the moral high road, he is not above darker deeds. Among friends, he is fiercely loyal and will protect them with his life. Among strangers, not so much.

Biography: Gherion was born into a comfortable family of middle-class means and strict disciplines of culture. His father was an Echani merchant, and his mother was a common human who tended to her children while their father worked to bring food to the table. For the former portion of his life, Gherion’s family lived on a small city planet on the outer rim, where his father made a hefty salary from buying, repairing, and selling used blaster pistols. Gherion displayed an eager and hungry intelligence and love for holo-novels very young, offering much pride to his parents. At 7, however, the Aldos family mourned the loss of Gherion's youngest sister, Yalara, who died at three from a rare heart disease that the family could not afford to treat.

Months after Yalara passed away, Gherion’s father began drinking heavily in his grief, and the Aldos family was plunged into poverty as fewer credits were spent on food getting to the table and more went to daddy’s new addiction. Following soon after, the blaster salesman became violent with his wife, beating her senseless. One night, he turned on Gherion’s sisters, and Gherion, without thinking, grabbed a blaster sitting on his father’s workbench, and shot his own father in the chest. The bolt killed him instantly.

Gherion left his home without a word to his mother and sisters, and never returned. As his young life progressed, after putting his father’s death behind him, he worked on cargo freighters as navigator, spending all the money he earned on holo-novels, or writable disks he would use to record any musings he had on problems that ailed the galaxy, and solutions to fundamental flaws in all sentient behavior that lead to constant self-destruction. One captain he served under for a short time read some of his work, and commented that the excellent prose was worthy of being published, in his opinion. Taking this compliment to heart, Gherion saved up all he had and went to Retalia, where he enrolled as a student into the Doctryna Academy. Though he had no formal tutelage to speak of, an evaluative examination revealed that he was more than ready to handle the curriculum.

The bright half-echani would soon rise in the ranks of his classmates, dominating any classes with a political, social, or spiritual aspect to it. He soon decided on a major in Philosophy with a minor in creative writing, and planned to enter the Academy as a teacher soon after he graduated with his degree.

10-02-2008, 10:11 PM
I'm interested, but give me a bit to post a character.

The Doctor
10-02-2008, 10:59 PM
I direct you to my opening post:

Unfortunately, all characters are now filled. If you're interested in the RP, please stay tuned, as I will most likely need supporting characters in the semi-near future. Post here saying you're interested, and when characters come up I'll send out a round of PMs.

You're now first in line for the very first supporting character, though.

10-03-2008, 12:16 AM
Well thanks Doc, just give me a shout when you have need of that 'supporting character', and I'll jump right in a with a good post (after learning what you need me to do with said character, of course). :whtsmile:

And I'm guessing a char. sheet is not needed for now, correct?

The Doctor
10-03-2008, 12:18 AM
Not for now, no. I'll be sure to keep you up to date, though - I was expecting to have to advertise all four parts I needed, but people just fell into the slots before I even posted the thread. :xp:

10-03-2008, 12:22 AM
Name: Lezhite "Lite" Somnoi (pronounced lay-ZHEE-tyeh so-MNOY,) nickname "Lite" as in "elite"

Age: 21 standard years

Biography: "Lite" grew up on a distant planet so backwater that it makes Lwhekk and Lehon seem like urban utopias! Not only that, but this feisty young Academy student didn't exactly grow up in the richest or most disciplined of families. "Lite" and her kin may have grown up as poor as the gizka who beg for handout pellets at the local children's creature zoo, but that doesn't mean they didn't have their fun. They made most of their living by gambling, farce performances at the local cantina, and good-natured petty theft. They meant no harm--they just couldn't make any money!

As for "Lite's" name, "Lezhite Somnoi," that is not her real name. That is simply a nickname that she adopted as her stage name, performing a star role as a witty lady of negotiable affections in her family's farcical skits. Her real name is something of a mystery--Lite was predicted to die at birth, and so the name on her birth certificate is only a tear-smudged stain that even her mother couldn't remember after the trauma of her very premature birth.

For "Lite", however, her happy if penniless life did not last long. Social workers, case managers, police officers, and even the military came to her remote home looking for wayward youths and possible new recruits. They offered Lite's parents two thousand credits if they could ship her off to what they called a "boarding school" so she could learn some discipline. Desperate, they accepted, and even though Lite was heartbroken, she forgave them.

She is not very good at any traditional "Academy-type" activities, almost preferring to be at the bottom of her class, but she does have the most phenomenal intuition of anyone her Academy professors have ever known...

Appearance: Blazing red hair that flies down past her shoulders and right to the middle of her back, gentle and yet fiery blue eyes, fairer skin than even most Humans, and a frame akin to a Twi'lek dancing girl's, even though she herself is not a Twi'lek. "Lite" is almost always gaudily dressed, not just to "show off" but to promote individuality rather than conformity. Her weakness? She carries a magnetically-imbued walking stick for her balance.

Personality: "Lite" is the consummate wit and joker, but she means no harm in her jests--only fun and good-natured heckling. She loves having fun and thinks "hard work" is a pair of nasty curse words from the ancient days of the Galactic Empire! There is a dark side to all of her fun and games, however--Lite has a very deep distrust of authority and any sort of power or control exercised by one person over another. That's the main reason why life at the Academy grates on her: even the good students are subordinates. She calls the worst kiss-ups "pawns", unaware of how close she may be to the actual truth--or not. Curious, brash and bold, she will never be subdued!

10-03-2008, 12:23 AM
That's, at the very least, a sign of good fortune for you, not many RP 'do-overs' work too well, too often. (I should know).

I can only hope that in the future, whether in your current RP, or a later continuation, that I may fill a more 'permanent' role.

One more question though. What exactly do you mean by, keeping me up-to-date? In the RP, or about the future supporting character role(s)?

The Doctor
10-03-2008, 12:27 AM
I'll let you know about any and all supporting characters I may need in the future. I'll also let you know about any of the major plot points as they happen, though I won't necessarily give you many details - you may have to keep up on your own, if you want to have the best idea of what you'll be needed for. But that much is up to you.

As for do-over's not usually working, the only reason I'm starting this over is because the cast I had originally simply had too much on their plates, and I was too impatient to wait on them. It's my fault, not theirs, but I still wanna get this moving. :P

Looks good, Tysy. We're just waiting for a few more people to post their characters, and we can get started.

10-03-2008, 01:43 AM
Name: Osay Katran
Gender: Female
Age: 19 standard years

Height: 5’3”
Weight: 105 lbs
Skin: Tanned Caucasian
Hair Color: Dark gold, about half-way down her back, usually left loose
Eye Color: Dark brown
Clothing: A moderately loose pair of pants and a long-sleeve shirt that complement her figure. She also wears tall black leather boots with inch-thick heels. When she leaves the Academy, she usually wears a black leather jacket reaching slightly below her knees.
Screenshots: I based Osay off of an avatar I use in an MMO. Here's a couple pictures of her. Click here (http://s471.photobucket.com/albums/rr72/Endorenna/?action=view&current=screenshot_2008-10-12_19-55-32.jpg) and here (http://s471.photobucket.com/albums/rr72/Endorenna/?action=view&current=screenshot_2008-10-12_22-11-30-1.jpg).

Equipment: Osay carries two slim, seven-inch vibrodaggers with her at all times, usually concealed inside her boots. Though slightly uncomfortable, they provide adequate protection, should the need arise.

Personality: Osay Katran a pretty, adventurous girl with a morbid sense of humor. She generally has a sarcastic remark on the tip of her tongue, usually accompanied with a laugh, informing the one it’s aimed at that she’s just kidding. However, several of the boys at the school have found themselves on the receiving end of an acidic barrage (not accompanied by a laugh) when they have tried to arrange a date with her.

Biography: Osay’s family lived in the mountain ranges on the planet Riss, preferring the quiet, isolated life rather than the city lives they grew up with. She was an only child. For lack of a school, her mother taught her until she was twelve, with her father adding to it to give her a well-rounded education. Her adventurous spirit stemmed from her love of heights and frequent climbs up the surrounding mountains, and she absorbed her sarcastic nature from her mother. Unfortunately, soon after she had turned twelve, her mother went off-planet to visit Osay’s aunt and was killed when her transport exploded.

After that, Osay’s father tried to keep his spirits up, determined not to neglect his daughter in any way. He took over her schooling, but soon he found that he couldn’t completely cover all of the subjects she needed to learn and moved to a city in the plains. Osay was enrolled in a public school. After some older bullies beat her up for no reason other than the fact they could, she adopted the philosophy that only tough people survive in the galaxy. Therefore, she did odd jobs for a few months, saved her credits, and used it to pay for an extra class on Echani hand-to-hand combat, supposedly well-suited for girls. She soon excelled due to her excellent physical condition and honed muscle coordination.

Sometime when she was fifteen, Osay’s father was killed by some thugs on his way home from the droid shop where he worked. She buried her grief with her father and fended for herself, saving all her extra credits so she could go the Galactic Doctryna Academy. Once she got there, her grades, as usual, were a little above average. She excels at PE and repairing broken computers, engines, and droids.

The Doctor
10-03-2008, 01:50 AM
Looks good, Endorenna. Just waiting on one more character, that probably won't be up until sometime tomorrow.

Endorenna, you're the only member of the cast who I don't have an IM address for. I'd like it if we could all have each other on our contact lists, to make coordinating character interaction and joint-posting that much easier. If you could PM your addresses to each other, as well as me if I don't have you, things would go much more smoothly over the next while.

10-06-2008, 10:26 PM
I know, I know, I'm a day late, but today's my day off, and Sunday was, well, an odd occasion, let's just say that.

Name: Celeb Liqiu; Pronounced - Sell^ebb, Lee^Qee^ou
Gender: Male
Age: 20 standard years
Height: 6' 7"
Weight: 182 lbs; He's quite lean, and well muscled.
Hair Colour: Auburn; gelled up into a broom-top style
Eye Colour: Golden-Green
Clothing: Outside of the Academy he wears a simple black shirt, and regular grey pants, relatively normal, though a whee bit baggy. As well as durable black boots, and weathered gloves - the left one is a normal wrist length glove, the right is a full arm length glove; he wears an old tan, rust stained, high-collared duster over it all.
Equipment: He carries a long stun baton with an electric cell modification to give the weapon more 'kick'. The weapon alone, without being turned on, can be used quite well in a cudgel-type manner, making it purposeful either way.
Personality: An observer type, Celeb has little interest in the drama, and issues of everyday life. Although he finds people, and how they react to situations interesting, thus he takes an 'audience' look at any situation he observes, and uses it to learn all he can on human nature, seeing as he knows quite a bit about it already, knowing facial, body, subliminal vocal, and even eye language quite well. This knowledge of people makes hiding things from Celeb a very difficult thing. Celeb is a realist who disguises this somewhat unwanted trait behind an odd, and slightly childlike, and even queer/semi-sane personality, and sense of humor. Celeb also has issues with making friends, as most find the severity of his personality slips, and changes -(He can go from childish and goofing off one minute, to scolding/correcting someone with great intensity in moments, depending on what the person said, or did to set his realist persona off.)- quite disturbing, and most just keep their distance from him; that know of him that is.

I'll get to the rest later, but there's the character as promised, hope it's not too much.

P.S. - If a male position opens up at any time, please tell me, as I said, I have little experience playing as a female, and personally it's a bit uncomfortable (out of my 'happy place', in other words). :D

Edit: I changed it to a male, but not much is different.

The Doctor
10-06-2008, 10:32 PM
Due to the nature of the RP and its cast, I can promise you that no long-term male character is going to open in the foreseeable future. If you're truly uncomfortable playing a female, then I suggest you back out now, and we can put you back at the top of the "on-call" list.

Oh God. I'm so sorry Archon. I am such a dumbass. XD Go ahead and write a male character. I'm sorry for the confusion. I got my casts and plot-outlines mixed up. XD I have too much on the go.

Write a male character and get it posted ASAP. :xp: I'm sorry again.

10-06-2008, 10:56 PM
As Jim Carrey would say: "Well spank you Mr. Happy-Helper". :lol:

Edit: I changed my previous character into a male, so everything should be good now. Right?

The Doctor
10-06-2008, 11:13 PM
Yes, everything is fine now. I apologise again for the confusion. XD

10-09-2008, 10:34 PM
I got my character's personality down Doc, I'll get the Bio in a bit, but I want to read what's going on in the RP first, and then I'll either post, or make my Bio, depending on which seems more appropriate at the moment. Mmk!? :)

The Doctor
10-09-2008, 10:37 PM
I'd prefer if you did both. Post first, Bio second. We need to get rollin'.

The Doctor
10-10-2008, 05:58 PM
Ok, so we're now past the "getting to know the characters" phase, and are into the main story. If you have any general questions, ask them here. Specific character questions, please ask via PM or IM - I'd like to keep character planning private. Also, since Archon's character has been introduced a little later than the others, I'd like if someone could have at least some form of interaction with him before they're "attacked". Once you've each made a post ending with the character unconscious, I'll bring us to where we need to be.

The Doctor
10-14-2008, 02:57 PM
I won't be online until later tonight. Addy, go ahead and post what you've got to advance us. We're progressing without Lite for now - I have a plan to write her back in when and if we find a replacement for Tysy.

EDIT: Archon and Endorenna, I wanna do a double, possibly triple post with you guys via YIM/PM tonight. You guys gonna be up to it tonight?

10-14-2008, 10:00 PM
If not tonight, then don't expect me on until tomorrow (obviously...although, I'm getting Dead Space tomorrow, so I don't know when specifically I'll be on.....Considering I do want to play my new game.). So no qualms here.

The Doctor
10-15-2008, 01:00 PM
Excellent work last night, folks. :D

After this, there will be very few times when we'll need to do anything like that again - all four of us in a joint post, I mean. It's far too slow what with only two of the three of you having IM, both of them using different messengers so group convos can't be done. It's just too slow and cumbersome. So, for a good chunk of the story, we're going to be split up into smaller groups, to make joint posting a little easier. I haven't yet decided exactly what those groups will be, because we still haven't replaced Tysy... hopefully we'll find someone before the characters are sent into action.

10-16-2008, 05:57 PM
Well, Doc approached me and I accepted the character that Tys started. I'm just going to make a few changes but for the most part she is the same.

Name: Lezhite "Lite" Somnoi (pronounced lay-ZHEE-tyeh so-MNOY,) nickname "Lite" as in "elite"
Age: 21
Bio: (Same as Tys)
Appearance: Fiery redhead with hair ending just under the shoulder. Green eyes with gold flecks. Fair skin. Clothing is a shirt that reveals her middriff, jacket and pants with high quality boots that a friend gave her. Her hair is like a wild mane that is kept tame by the hair band.
Personalty: Her strengths are her wit and sarcasm and weaknesses is her distrustful nature about anyone in a position of authority. Preferring to bend the rules to near breaking them, she sticks her nose into places that she shouldn't and would do something rash as risking her life for adventure.
Work she finds boring but not an allergy since she uses her wit to survive. She had intelligence to get her schoolwork done but prefers to camoflage it by playing dumb.

Well there she is and I'll take a looksie.

The Doctor
10-16-2008, 06:00 PM
Otay. :D I've got a plan to bring you in, but it'll require a joint-post to avoid one liners. Do you have an IM address? I think I had you at one point, months ago, but I seem to have misplaced it during the HD crash of August. :S

The Doctor
10-16-2008, 08:49 PM
... check your PM box, JM. I replied on the "second character" thing.

The Doctor
10-20-2008, 04:07 PM
Ok, sorry about that folks. XD There was a stint of miscommunication between JM and I - I think a PM or two might have vanished into the ether at one point or another. -_- But we've got things more or less worked out, so we're ready to go! :D

Let's try to get some joint-posting done to get Lite in with the others in the next few posts. Archon, I'd like to get some dialogue with Celeb going again, 'cause he's been fairly quiet lately. :P Even a solo introspective post would be fine.

Let's get movin' again.

The Doctor
11-20-2008, 09:40 PM
This isn't working out. I've had little to no communication with half of you; certainly nowhere near the amount of communication needed for this one. I'm putting this project on hold indefinitely.

Jae Onasi
11-21-2008, 12:38 AM
Closed per The Doctor's request.
Also, no need for the baiting, Adavardes. Not all RPs are going to work out for people, because sometimes the chemistry or interest just isn't there. All you have to do is just quit the RP (hopefully while informing the RP leader) if it isn't working for you.