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by Halomek
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy (Legend)
Topic: Crucible: Gods of the Arena
Replies: 40
Views: 27333

Re: Crucible: Gods of the Arena

It was the first time Skarrek had seen the majordomo's office. Usually gladiators weren't allowed anywhere in the administrative side of the compound and were relegated to their cells, the training pit, the mess hall, or the med bay if they needed to be patched up. It was an interesting contrast to ...
by Halomek
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 58167

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Basing things on midi-chlorians feels a lot like we're trying to rank characters by power level, DBZ style. And DBZ only did that to show how unreliable power levels are (even if a lot of fans missed the point).

Exodus isn't a RPG, it's a writing forum. :oldrazz:
by Halomek
Wed Jan 25, 2017 1:35 am
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 58167

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

To build off of some things Jag and Arch said earlier... If the point of the Rule of Two was indeed to prevent powerful Force-users from swarming every thread, then that's already accomplished by two other rules for the forum: Jedi/Force User characters will be limited in powers to that of a Jedi Kn...
by Halomek
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy (Legend)
Topic: Crucible: Gods of the Arena
Replies: 40
Views: 27333

Re: Crucible: Gods of the Arena

After Skarrek had been returned to the Trinivii compound he saw Rasar come up to greet him. Two Vodrans were behind the gladiator trainer, brandishing cryo projectors and looking for an excuse to use them. Their reaction was no surprise considering everything Skarrek had done since the loss of Ket. ...
by Halomek
Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 58167

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

First off, I appreciate the compromise you're offering, Nich. Thank you. Of course I'd like to see things a little more open still, but I'll certainly try to meet you halfway on this and wait until December to see what's in the new movie. I'll also repeat my promise that none of the Leidiases in my ...
by Halomek
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 58167

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Also keep in mind the context here... Finn was a brainwashed stormtrooper, trained in isolation in First Order territory. He didn't even have a name at first. Rey was an orphan living on a remote desert planet who chose to live on the outskirts of the city. I wouldn't count on either of those charac...
by Halomek
Sat Jan 21, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 58167

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

To be honest, I prefer the old style of thinking in that some people are Force-sensitive and some are not, but the latest episode of Rebels (Trials of the Darksaber) would seem to align with what Pryde has been saying. In it, Kanan is training Sabine how to use the Darksaber. For those who don't wat...
by Halomek
Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 58167

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

I think we're losing focus here. It really doesn't matter so much what the intent of the new canon is if the community here wants to amend their own interpretation of it. In a very real sense, we stop following canon as soon as we introduce our own characters and ideas into the universe because none...
by Halomek
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 58167

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Now, I was not there to vote on these new rules, so take that as you will, but you can be certain I would have objected to this one. You can make an argument that since I wasn't around, I have no say in the matter, but to that I would counter that yes I do. I've been a member of this community sinc...
by Halomek
Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 58167

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Some quick points: Using Anakin as the base example for what other Force-sensitives can do is not a great idea. He was the Chosen One. He was supposed to be special. Wookieepedia specifically refers to the Knights of Ren as a Dark Side organization. Thus they are Darksiders. ---- Now, I was not ther...
by Halomek
Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 58167

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Some of the best and most unique ideas this board has ever had came about because we didn't limit each other's creativity to these kinds of extremes. Slavishly following this rule is cutting off your nose to spite your face. Every rule should have breathing room. This one has none. To quote some oth...
by Halomek
Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 58167

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

The whole purpose of the Jedi rule is the fact that we're assuming there 'are' so very few at this time in the canon universe. I think it strikes a genuine feel for how the Star Wars Universe is portrayed today. Hell, there is only Luke, Ben, Leia and Rey..'at this time' that live, and I have a fee...
by Halomek
Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 58167

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

I wouldn't worry about it too much, Pryde. To be honest, I've always seen those as something more for new people, not established board members who we know can be responsible writers. I mean, you're easily one of the most prolific members on the board. I dare anyone to give a good reason why you sho...
by Halomek
Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

Tav was thoughtful for a moment before he looked behind Isis. “What do you think, Quex? Should we trust her?” The droid was not hesitant to reply. “No.” Isis looked shocked as she tried to crane her neck to see the droid, but wasn't able to since he was directly behind her. Clearly she'd had no idea...
by Halomek
Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

“I've got a better question,” Tav said to her. “Why do you think so many other bounty hunters have failed to collect on me? I'm a decent shot and a decent fighter, but I'm pretty sure everyone who has come after me, yourself included, could beat me in a straight fight.” “I didn't really think about ...
by Halomek
Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

There were a lot of things Tav could do, but most of them would likely either hurt or kill Isis and he wasn't eager to do that. Aside from being the daughter of a man he actually admired, Isis seemed like a decent person herself. That line about having a crush on her back in the day might also have ...
by Halomek
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:58 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

“It's on one of the docking-pads nearby,” Tav said to her nonchalantly. “Just testing to make sure you're the real deal.” He shook his head in disbelief. “Isis Sinclair: bounty hunter. Huh! Gotta admit I didn't see that one coming.” She nudged him again. “Just get moving and don't try anything.” He ...
by Halomek
Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

“Well that was unexpected,” Tav said as he holstered his weapon and walked over to Isis. “I just shot the guy to put their attention on me so you could escape. I didn't think you'd use it as an opportunity to fry the oaf. I guess those stories about your father sending you to Beruss were true.” Isis...
by Halomek
Mon Jan 16, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Star Wars: The Stories
Topic: The Last Days of the Jedi
Replies: 8
Views: 6617

Re: The Last Days of the Jedi

Getting to a spaceport was a task that was easier said than done for Kasr. The attack on Coruscant had taken everyone completely by surprise. Once the emergency shuttle set him down at the shelter he looked up as he heard the distinct engine noise of tri-fighters flying overheard. He tracked the ene...
by Halomek
Sun Jan 15, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

A general rule of thumb on Nar Shaddaa was that it best to mind your own business. Sticking your neck out for anybody here was a good way to get it cut off, but Tav had a hard time following that advice. Despite his chosen profession, he had come from a loving family and had a sense of morality that...
by Halomek
Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:08 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

After Hirai had gone up upstairs, Clara turned to face Tulsar. “You realize, of course, that there's someone who has the answers to just about all of our questions.” Tulsar nodded. “I do. I never thought I'd say this, but we're going to need to break Habas Molariou out of jail.” Clara clapped her ha...
by Halomek
Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

“Don't start assigning blame for things you have no control over, Hirai,” Clara cautioned her. “You already did that with me, remember? Your ma sounded like a fighter, I'm sure she knew what was going on.” “No!” Hirai insisted. She looked like she was on the brink of tears. “It was me! I can feel it...
by Halomek
Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

Falanis was quickly by Hirai's side to provide a comforting presence as Tulsar answered her. “I can only speculate right now, Hirai. Force-imbued weapons were said to be able to do a lot of things. They could supposedly cut through just about anything and there were even stories that they could dest...
by Halomek
Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

Tulsar, Clara, and Hirai arrived at the house not long after their conversation outside. Hirai rushed back upstairs to get her swords, although Clara was clearly still confused about what was going on. Up until now she had been working under the assumption that all this trouble over Hirai was becaus...
by Halomek
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Star Wars: The Stories
Topic: The Last Days of the Jedi
Replies: 8
Views: 6617

Re: The Last Days of the Jedi

After his talk with Palpatine, Kasr received orders that the Vanguard Fleet was to head to Kashyyyk to reinforce the Republic forces already stationed there. The Separatists had begun a series of probing attacks and it was felt that the planet would erupt into full-scale war very soon. He had alread...
by Halomek
Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

Clara waved Hirai off. “That's not necessary, kid. I've been studying you ever since I got the suspicion in my head that you might be his daughter. If you're not the real thing, you certainly do a good job faking it.” She made a regretful face. “Besides, what you said about my dad sounds pretty spot...
by Halomek
Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Star Wars: The Stories
Topic: The Last Days of the Jedi
Replies: 8
Views: 6617

Re: The Last Days of the Jedi

Coruscant The return to Coruscant was a happy occasion for Kasr. It had been nearly half a standard year since he had seen the capital planet. Coordinating the Vanguard Fleet during the Outer Rim Sieges had required his near constant attention, leaving little time or opportunity for him to be anywh...
by Halomek
Fri Jan 06, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

Falanis didn't move to stop her. “Hirai, I know we've only known each other a short time, but you're not alone. Until Isis gets back...” She stopped and corrected herself. “...even after Isis gets back, you have a place to stay here. Remember that.” She raised a finger to add one more point. “And I'...
by Halomek
Fri Jan 06, 2017 12:33 am
Forum: Star Wars: The Stories
Topic: The Last Days of the Jedi
Replies: 8
Views: 6617

Re: The Last Days of the Jedi

In the end, they were able to keep Crix constrained through another bit of technological improvisation from Kasr. Industrial strength tractor beam projectors were mounted on grav sleds and used to hold Crix in midair while he was transported through the factory to the carbonite chamber. It wasn't an...
by Halomek
Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Star Wars: The Stories
Topic: The Last Days of the Jedi
Replies: 8
Views: 6617

Re: The Last Days of the Jedi

The battle was going exceedingly well. Kasr insisted that all the troops in the Vanguard Fleet undergo rigorous combat drills based on regimens of his own design. Although it was harsh, the extra training showed through on the battlefield. Hisani would have no qualms about pitting the skills of the ...
by Halomek
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: The Last Days of the Jedi OOC
Replies: 0
Views: 2703

The Last Days of the Jedi OOC

Thread is here: http://www.sw-e.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=12160 This is basically a story to resolve one of the dangling plot threads from the original Exodus galaxy, namely: the fate of Reng Kasr's Jedi partner, Hisani Sane, from his time fighting in the Clone Wars. Also an opportunity for me t...
by Halomek
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Star Wars: The Stories
Topic: The Last Days of the Jedi
Replies: 8
Views: 6617

The Last Days of the Jedi

Tangrene – 19 BBY It was a risk coming to Tangrene, and by doing so, striking deep within Separatist territory, but it was also a calculated move. Vice Admiral Reng Kasr was certainly not adverse to taking risks to accomplish his goals if he felt the rewards to be gained were worth it. It was in fa...
by Halomek
Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy (Legend)
Topic: Crucible: Gods of the Arena
Replies: 40
Views: 27333

Re: Crucible: Gods of the Arena

Skarrek and Gor seemed to have the same idea as they charged each other as they both clasped hands and tried to push against each other once they met. Gor had the slight size advantage, but it remained to be seen if he was physically stronger. For a tense few minutes both combatants dug their feet i...
by Halomek
Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

Falanis smiled at Hirai's question. “Oh, I wouldn't say that, dear. The Jedi were once a very real part of the galaxy. They may be nearly gone now, but look at Luke Skywalker and all the amazing things he did before he disappeared. The Force will always be a part of this galaxy no matter how hard so...
by Halomek
Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:38 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

The officer glanced over Isis' ID before disdainfully flicking it back at her. He then shifted his gaze to the man Isis had been talking to. One of the other officers had walked him to the entrance for the purposes of questioning. “Well, Barton? Is she telling the truth?” Barton squirmed under the o...
by Halomek
Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:20 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: Carrie Fisher is one with the Force
Replies: 10
Views: 5401

Re: Carrie Fisher is one with the Force

The only silver lining to this is all the beautiful things that are being said about her life now. I really wish I had known about a lot of this beforehand. She was pretty remarkable.

She was taken far too soon. :cry:
by Halomek
Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:00 pm
Forum: General OOC
Topic: So can we talk about Rogue One yet?
Replies: 29
Views: 11588

Re: So can we talk about Rogue One yet?

Arch, tell your friend that they nailed it with that quote.
by Halomek
Mon Dec 19, 2016 10:57 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

Tulsar's reception by the guards was much more accommodating than Clara's had been. A man of his influence was afforded certain concessions that an ordinary guest would have been denied – like having the cameras and any other listening devices turned off while Tulsar met with his son. They were also...
by Halomek
Mon Dec 19, 2016 2:03 am
Forum: General OOC
Topic: So can we talk about Rogue One yet?
Replies: 29
Views: 11588

Re: So can we talk about Rogue One yet?

Short review: It's really, really good. Go see it if you haven't already. Very Minor-ish Spoilers Ahead... I loved it, and I really wanted to hate it because I feel like we're headed for franchise burn-out with Disney's ambitious Star Wars movie release schedule. I don't want Star Wars to end up lik...
by Halomek
Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 183
Views: 85987

Re: Altered Legacies

After dropping Isis off and giving her a comlink to get in contact with him if she needed it, Tulsar made his way directly to the detainment facility. Clara noticed that even here Tulsar was treated with a level of respect and authority that didn't mesh at all with the simple farmer he tried to play...