@Brandon Rhea has stepped down but will occasionally advise staff.
Get your character mentioned on the newsletter:
A Newsletter Submission thread has been posted in the Story OOC, where you can submit threads you think should be mentioned in the newsletter. You can submit important or consistent PvP wins by one side, short or long faction plots and more. You may submit thread done by other members; anyone is free to submit any thread they think should be mentioned in the newsletter.
Please do not be afraid to submit threads or shy away from a submission you aren't sure about.
If the Newsletter Submission thread isn't used monthly, it'll be removed. Staff members appreciate active members and their contributions to the site and story, and want to know about them and keep track of them so all other members can too. It helps everyone stay connected and in the loop, and gives newer or returning members a chance to get involved in activities they otherwise might not of known about. We are considering adding another reward system in the future, and by actively submitting threads for the newsletter you might have a chance to reap these rewards.
Things you might've missed:
If you haven't already, please take a look at the PvP Rulings Log as you might find it a helpful reference for future conflicts.
Older Site Changes & Information
This timeline takes place 500 years after the events of the seventh timeline, The First Sith. The year in-character (IC) is 500 After the Battle of Coruscant (ABC), while the OOC timeframe is roughly 6398 Before the Battle of Yavin (BBY). As Yavin is not an event that exists in our canon yet, we will use ABC in-character. Unlike last timeline, there haven’t been any major mechanics changes, but for those of you just coming in, here are the main factions:
The Mandalorian faction will remain without a leader at launch, but the members will have to work together to identify a new Mand’alor!
As a reminder, after you post a character, you do not need an approval to begin roleplaying. However, you do need an approval before you can participate in faction events or missions.
Additionally, members may not start off directly as a Jedi. The Jedi were driven to the point of near extinction in the last timeline. As a result, there are only five existing Jedi Characters at launch and it is up to them to recruit new members through roleplay and build up the faction. The five Jedi are:
The above members are the only ones permitted to submit a character with the Jedi tag and already as a Jedi. If you’d like to make a Jedi, please mark your character as an independent Force user with rank ‘Jedi Hopeful’. After this, please contact one of the five to set up a thread to be initiated into the faction. Building up the Jedi ranks will rely solely on in-character and story efforts.
Other Important Information:
Below are a few links for reference to all the new materials to get started this timeline. If you are a new member, please reach out to @Dread or @Faster Than Light for assistance.
The Level System: Levels and ranks have seen a rework this timeline. Ranks and levels are no longer locked together, but can be gained independently of one another. Levels determine a character's power and ability, while ranks have a greater determination of the character's reputation, input into a faction, and clout. In addition, the credits to obtain each level have been altered. Please visit the link above for more details.
Technology: The Technology Rules have seen a lot of minor tweaks, so make sure you read them and take a look at the adjusted templates- specifically for armor. While you work up your own submissions, feel free to start using the six and a half pages of starter tech we've worked up for you, and take a peek at the updated armor functions list to help get those reskins going! As a final note, you may notice that we've removed the Faction Assets board and the rules that went with it, meaning the grind for shipyards is a thing of the past. If you want to help develop your factions fleets more organically or use significant military assets for a plot idea, work with your Faction Leader to craft an appropriate plot or usage and then Admins will approve things on a case by case basis. Have fun!
Lore: The Lore rules have remained mostly the same, but this timeline, for the first time in SWRP history, lore from the previous timeline has carried over into this timeline! Thank you to everyone who contributed to lore! Keep up the good work!
One fearless team saved a clan of Jawas from tusken raiders. Subsequently, after some haggling the Jawa agreed to letting their new business partners to use their Sandcrawler as a mobile monitoring post to listen into planetary communications.
The last remaining Jedi have been thrust into action, recruiting and training Force Sensitive rebels into their ranks. Slowly, they've set themselves on the path of returning hope and light to a galaxy choked in a vice of the Dark Side.
State of the Old Empire
The Imperial Republica has gone too far in the eyes of the Old Empire and it's Dark Lord, outright attacking the Old Empire's forces on Medriaas and elsewhere throughout the galaxy. Even worse, the Republica's Emperor has refused to own up to his own actions and instead blames any transgression upon the Old Empire.
If the Emperor continues to remain silent about the issues, he may find himself and his Empire in trouble very soon.
State of the Mandalorians
The mandalorian rebellion has become more and more aggressive. One clan in particular—Clan Solus, lead by Rally Master Raz Solus—has made several strikes against the Imperial Republica. All of which were devastating yet have not drawn attention from Emperor Elix V.
Clan Solus successfully stole a Audacious-class Corvette and accompanying fighters from the Imperial Republica, easily melting what little resistance they came across. Later, they sent the ship into the Kuat Ship Yards, striking a huge blow against the Republica. Yet, still, drawing no attention from the seemly distracted Emperor. The same small and upcoming clan repelled several imperial agents from non-imperial worlds, foiling missions from both Empire's.
The war has only started, yet the future looks bright for the mandalorian's. Though there is still one missing figure: the Manda'lor. Who will step up to the plate and be the leader the mandalorian's need?