Approved Witch Hunt

Bran

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What is going to happen in your plot?

Sith Cultists Alyse Ti'Varnus and Trinity decipher one of the fables pertaining to the fall of the Nightsisters, revealing the location of the lone witch Shelish, a member of the Nightsister clan that avoided its culling. Deciding to embark on a mission to uncover what became of the witch, the two cultists enlist the help of a mercenary and set off towards Jhas Krill. The group must confront hazardous conditions and vicious wildlife in order to reach the witch's hold. Guarding what remains of it, a crazed wookiee confronts the group. After dealing with the wookiee the group finds that the hut had already been ransacked and thus must investigate as to who the culprit was.

Any evidence they find leads them to Mataou where they begin questioning the locals as to the whereabouts of a character by the name of Kouhun. With little to no luck, they lose their only lead. Unbeknownst to them however, they have attracted the attention of an order of masked assassins, one that intends to stay hidden.


What other writers (and their characters) will be a part of this?

@Topher - Alyse T'Varnus (all 5 threads)
@Bran - Trinity (All 5 threads)
1 Indie/Five Syndicates Merc (Threads 2 & 3)

Where are all the locations in which your plot will take place?

Bakura - Alyse's residence
Jhas Krill - Wilderness, Shelish's Hut
Mataou - Town, Necropolis

Please provide a basic in-character timeline of what you expect to happen. Include opposition type for each thread:

[*] - Conditional on previous thread success


[1] Burning the Midnight Oil
Self-DM​

Well past midnight and into the early hours of the morn, within Alyse Ti'Varnus' family residence. The blonde haired-guardian and Trinity decode the location of Shelish from one of the books of fables and myths from Alyse's library. This dathomirian witch was of the few Nightsisters to survive the culling during the Clone Wars. Deciding that this was obviously worth following up on, the two immediately begin to prepare for the journey.


[*2] Chasing Shadows
Dice​

Arriving on Jhas Krill, the widely uninhabited moon of Jhas in the Anoat Sector of the outer rim, the two cultists posing as avid historians and a hired mercenary trek through the wilderness. Following the signs of dark side corruption and tainted wildlife, they must fight through hazardous environmental conditions and the creatures that stalk in the dark until they reach their destination.



[*3] Encounter! A Furry Surpise
DM/Dice​

Upon arrival at Shelish's abode, the group is met by a foul-stenched wookiee by the name of Owacchi. Having been a close companion of the long since passed Nightsister witch, he had fallen to madness due to his isolation and the dark side taint left by the witches magicks. The party must find a way to subdue the monster by any means necessary if they hope to gain access to the witch's hut. Upon completion the two cultists will realise that the witch's possessions are nowhere to be found, however with a thorough investigation they will be able to track the looter down to Mataou, with only a single name as a lead, Kouhun.



[*4] In Kouhouts
Self-DM
Deciding that the following venture might require use of dark side techniques, the two Sith cultists decide to relieve their mercenary of his duties. Alyse and Trinity will proceed to travel to Mataou ask around town to uncover the meaning behind the name Kouhun. Little success will be found from the locals however their reckless questioning will attract the attention of a group of masked figures. Just as the duo are about to throw in the towel, they are ambushed, knocked unconscious and kidnapped.



[*5] Trial By Water
DM/Dice​

Waking in an mysterious place, Alyse and Trinity are forced to drink the Waters of Truth, a concentrated dose of a deadly neuro-toxin that will slowly cause degeneration of both the mind and body. They will then be interrogated by the Kouhun as to their motives and be faced with a trial to determine their willingness to survive and their worthiness to be spared. It was in fact Shelish's daughter, Deathstick who had recovered her possessions after her death and had taken them back to her order of assassins the Kouhun on Mataou.



What do you or your character hope to achieve with this plot? What is the "end-game?” Link any items you’re seeking if applicable.

On completion of thread 5:
Alyse will add The Book of Shadows to her collection of dark side texts

The book of shadows will be used as a centre point for her character's study and development, drawing upon techniques of manipulation to be used as Alyse works to influence Bakura's government.

An explanation for why this is important to her character's story arc:
Alyse is currently in the intended process of working to reinforce the Sith Eternals presence on Bakura, and intending to sew seeds of dissent to allow cultist members to seep into and influence the planets governance towards the Sith's ideology.

Reference the plot submission: Sowing Seeds

Shelish's journal will also be obtained by the cultist duo and will provide further clues that can be decoded and used for future plots involving Nightsister/dark side artifacts. This will serve to play an important role in Trinity's search for answers into her emotionless condition.

Do you need any involvement of canon NPCs or faction leaders to be DMed by a staff member? If so, please detail who/what and for what purpose.

Owacchi can be staff DMed or self-DMed at the discretion of the staff since he is an obscure canon character.
 
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Painus

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Edit this without all the extra code. The plot submission template is bare bones for a reason, and injecting your own code to make the submission look pretty is entirely pointless and makes it more annoying to read through. I'm not going to review this until this is done.

Plot submissions need to be descriptive, yet concise. I don't care about any purple prose to make the thread sound cooler. Leave that to the actual thread itself.
 

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@Painus My bad man, I usually like to do these things fancily and then keep them as sort of journal entries. Thought I could kill two birds with one stone by making it an interesting read. Nevertheless I've edited out the code, if you want me to cut down on the plot summary I'd be willing to do that too.

EDIT: I've decided to skim it down a bunch anyway.
 
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Sorry for getting to this so late, been a busy week.

With the tech moratorium still in place, I'm gonna have to ask you to remove the bowcaster reward. Save that for another plot, perhaps.

I'm also having difficulty understanding how you are able to obtain the Book of Shadows, of which there appears to be a single copy, as well as Shelish's journal, which is bound to be decades old, when none of the threads exactly have you guys finding anything of note, or even going to Dathomir, for that matter.

Also, with the most recent plot announcement, understand that these rewards aren't guaranteed. Namely, I refer to this particular bullet point:
Not all plots will be successful. From here forward, the staff will be reviewing these plots closely to ensure they tell are story and are more than grinding to meet minimum requirements. When the character is close to obtaining their goal, please let the plot team know so that we can review what has been done so far. The staff will then determine the reward obtained for the thread. This could be the intended goal, part of the goal, or simply nothing at all.
I'd also personally like a lore article on the Book of Shadows/Shelish's Journal just for the sake of clearly defining what they do for the site and your characters, but I'll let @Logan make that call. If it doesn't need it because there's a Wookieepedia article on it, then we're gucci.
 

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The Book of Shadows would need a lore write up as the canon version of the Nightsisters pretty much nixes the entire existence of the Book of Shadows and the Book of Law. The novel where Talzin mentions the Book of Shadows also isn't canon anymore.
 

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@Painus @Logan I've now attached a lore write-up to the Book of Shadows. As for how the group acquires it, I seemed to have taken out the important bit of information being that it was Shelish's daughter, Deathstick that had taken them from Jhas Krill. She was the leader of the Kouhun at one point and thus is why the group travel there. Recovery of these rewards would depend on thread 5 success.

I've also taken out the bowcaster reward from thread 3.
 

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Right. You don't necessarily need a staff to DM Owacchi; you can do that on your own.

Everything else looks pretty good. I look forward to reading the threads!

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