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Events and Occasions / Re: Jedi Night Weekly Event Thread
« on: 09/03/18, 06:50:43 PM »
I won't actually be available this Thursday! We have a single, one screen theatre where I live, and the lil' sis and I are going to see a movie there before it switches to the next one. Thursday, unfortunately, is the only day that works for us! Could we push the adventure back to the 13th? Does that work for everyone else, too?

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Events and Occasions / Re: Jedi Night Weekly Event Thread
« on: 08/30/18, 10:47:14 AM »
Belated sound off! I'm pretty sure @Lolermelon plans to be there, too.

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Events and Occasions / Re: An Spectacular Event!
« on: 08/08/18, 06:13:47 PM »
I won't be able to make it tonight, Ash, but I hope the event goes well nevertheless!

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Events and Occasions / Re: Jedi Night Weekly Event Thread
« on: 08/01/18, 05:43:41 PM »
I would enjoy either, but Dass would definitely have a stake in scenario #2. Exciting prospects!

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Events and Occasions / Re: An Spectacular Event!
« on: 07/23/18, 10:32:56 PM »
Currently, Mamma Mia is eating up a lot of my time, so my only free evening during the week is Friday. Otherwise, it'd have to be a Saturday or Sunday for me. I'll be there in spirit regardless!

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Introductions / Re: (( OOC )) Hello there! This feels odd...
« on: 07/22/18, 10:35:23 AM »
Hi, Keeran! Welcome to the community!  :grin:

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I see a lot of doom and gloom when it comes to the state of our community and the health of SWTOR. And, if I'm being perfectly honest? It really ticks me off. Yeah, it's not what it once was. Yes, if we want to revive it it'll take work. But it's not dead. It's far from dead. I regularly (albeit not frequently) meet new RPers who are writing their own stories and interested in interacting with us. Begerencolony.org and /republic- and /imperialooc are not the be-all-end-alls of the Satele Shan community. I think we BCers have becom a little isolated and set in our ways, remembering what was and resenting it instead of attending to what is. We might have gotten the short end of the stick regarding server merges, but, even if we were merged with PvE and PvP servers and not the remaining RP server, that's still servers full of people who might be looking to try out—or find—the RP scene here on SS.

But I recognize I'm a part of the problem. I, too, have become used to being surrounded by wonderful, capable RPers who, as a whole, are available to me whenever I wish. And I simultaneously understand the lure of the promise of having that again. But I also look back to my first days on the Begeren Colony server, when the RP scene was arguably more active in a visible way, and... well, I really struggled. I almost left the game entirely because it felt empty and pointless to keep putting in the effort, and then I had a chance encounter with a certain RPer here and it changed everything. In my recent experience, RPing out in the wilds of the game world is the most effective way to find the spontaneity and excitement needed to revitalize one's burn out. Because this is what it is. It's burn out.

The game has been out for over half a decade. That's quite a long time to be dedicated to something! And certainly enough time to get past the honeymoon stage of your new RP friends and all their exciting RP stories. We've seen it, haven't we? Bickering, fighting, talking behind backs, sarcasm, and a general lack of patience and kindness. When everything is new and shiny, it's easy to overlook flaws. Now we're starting to have to actually, you know, deal with them. Work through them. And it hasn't always been pretty. But this is a tangent that I won't go into further. My point there is, the gloss is coming off, but that doesn't mean what's underneath is ugly, boring, or bad. It just... you know. Takes more work.

And I guess, in my mind, that's what this all comes down to. Things are novel anymore. It's easier to see flaws and shortcomings. And when RP doesn't give the same, easy thrill that it used to, it's easier to say, "nah, I won't log in tonight". It's easier to go, "I think I'd rather spend my time preparing for my D&D campaign than preparing a SWTOR event". And once person X starts skipping, then person Y goes, "ah, X won't be there. I won't log in" and similar. In my view, SWTOR just isn't the priority it was on many people's lists. Which is fine. But I suppose, if it's something you do want to keep enjoying in the future, maybe bump it up a bullet point. Just one. Make an appearance at an event even if you're tired. Reach out to the new face you see. I honestly think all our RP community needs is a smigeon more collective dedication.

Nic and Ash, there are times when I'm entirely tempted to check out SF. But, like many of the others here, it's just not feasible for me to make the jump over. I'm an Empress Teta original, heh. I already spent my seventy dollars moving all my toons to this server and, while I'm not as financially strapped as some folks here, it's not something that's an economically wise choice for me. I would be interested in checking out an event like the one @Ash has said they might have a willingness to set up, but it would be something, if I'm honest, to try and encourage SFers to hop over here as much as the reverse. For me, this is my community, and, unless something catastrophic happens, this is where I intend to spend the rest of my SWTOR days. I'd leave to many friends behind if I didn't.

And so, to conclude, I leave you with two special clips: link and link.


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Events and Occasions / Re: Soovada: The Party Strikes Back
« on: 07/07/18, 08:25:37 AM »
I'm still in the land of no internet, but I hope you all have fun!

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Events and Occasions / Re: Jedi Night Weekly Event Thread
« on: 06/28/18, 04:43:38 PM »
Using my data to reply here--I won't be at Jedi Night tonight, unfortunately. I was supposed to have internet yesterday, but there have been complications. I'm still trying to check my PMs, so if you need me, send me a message there!

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Events and Occasions / Re: Soovada 2018 (Roze Garden)
« on: 06/16/18, 10:16:20 PM »
Thanks for running this, Imazi! I had fun! (I was the reticent cyberneticist in the corner. :) )

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Guild Recruiting / Re: Rp guilds?
« on: 06/05/18, 10:52:41 PM »
Yes, hello! A pleasure to meet you! If you're interested (and as Hawking mentioned previously), the Jedi Custodum meets every Thursday at 7:30 PM PDT. If you join the custom channel /republicooc in-game, you can ask for an invite to the guild stronghold or enquire where the get together is being held if it isn't taking place there. The event is open to anyone with a reason to be at the Custodum Enclave or have adventures with Jedi. I hope to see you there!

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Events and Occasions / Re: Gauntlet of the Empire Open RP
« on: 05/21/18, 12:17:25 PM »
Agreed! I'm interested in this event, but I need to know a little more to attend.

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Classifieds / Re: The NPC/Companion/Quest Giver Thread
« on: 05/12/18, 12:55:19 PM »
<cracks knuckles> Oh, boy! Do I have a post for you! (And great idea, Maryck.)

Doz Jalth, Zabrak, 80s.
The Jedi Order, Espionage, History, Connections
Spoiler: show
Doz is a retired Jedi Shadow and Master of the Jedi Order. She sits on the Custodum Enclave council as a senior member. Blunt and gruff, she could serve as an excellent antagonist for a young Jedi trying to earn their stripes (“dour Master Jalth doesn’t like me!”), or anyone going against the aims of the Jedi or the Republic. Her advanced age and storied career gives her ample opportunity to know the right person, have the right insight, or to have been a thorn in the right Imperial’s side for the past forty years (or whatever strikes your fancy!). While Doz, generally speaking, no longer attends to missions herself, she can certainly serve as a quest-giver, informant, guide, and behind-the-scenes antagonist (although, with the right motivation, she could also be persuaded into the field).


Dassalya Nasadee, Mirialan, late 30s/early 40s.
The Jedi Order, Healer, Compassionate Do-Gooder
Spoiler: show
A healer in the Jedi Order, Dassalya can serve as a nexus point for anything medical related. Nasty plague somewhere? Dass can help. Going on a dangerous mission? Always bring a healer. Want to release a nasty plague somewhere? Dass will be there to stop you! She also has relatively strong connections to her homeworld of Mirial and can provide information, through her family, on the political, sociological, and economic status of that area of the galaxy—which happens to be right near the border between Empire and Republic space. She’s also a general “do-gooder” and can easily be worked in doing Jedi do-gooder things wherever needed. She is a compassionate person who will likely give anyone an opportunity to surrender or change their ways. Due to “oh no there’s been an accident I can’t go”-ness, Dassalya may also serve as a quest-giver to other Jedi (and those trusted by the Jedi).


Tamminick Nasadee, Mirialan, early/mid 30s.
The Republic, Slicing, Bounty Hunting, Senatorial Politics
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Originally a failed student, Tamminick joined the Republic navy as an electronic warfare specialist in his early twenties. After suffering a debilitating injury affecting his memory, he was honourably discharged and became a two-bit bounty hunter. Now he serves as an aid in the Zeltron delegation of the Republic Senate under Senator Dreikan. As such, he has a wide net of individuals with whom he may have, or have had, positive or antagonistic encounters. He’s currently focused on not jeopardizing his career in government, but can certainly serve as a point of information for those seeking non-critical gossip on politics, connections to the senate or other Republic political entities, some bounty hunters, slicing, and outdated military workings. Given the right circumstances, he could be convinced to assist in a cause or come out of the woodwork to serve as an antagonist. He can also direct folks to his sister, Dassalya Nasadee, or Dr. Kyri Orell for medical-related issues.


Brinla Ruun, Twi’lek, early 30s.
The Republic, Republic Military, Political Activism, Visual Arts
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Brinla is an art student from one of Coruscant’s universities, but joined up with the military shortly after graduation. She served for three years before the Republic honourably discharged her in accordance with Zakuul’s de-armament demands. Brinla has a few art pieces around Coruscant galleries, but her artistic career has yet to take off. Anyone looking for a touchstone in the artistic community of Coruscant, survivors of the bombings of Galactic City (both at the end of the Great Galactic War and by the Eternal Fleet), or the political/social environment of Coruscant’s mid-levels should seek her out. Additionally, individuals seeking to squash social unrest or commentary on Republic political policy or criminals who are taking advantage of Coruscant’s desperate middle- and lower-class citizens could find her to be an antagonist.


Nulaa Ulair, Twi’lek, mid 30s.
Independent, Smuggling, Criminal, Anti-Slavery, Connections, Information
Spoiler: show
Nulaa Ulair is the person you go to if you have a questionably or less-than-legal job you want done. Arising from a smuggling background, Nulaa has an extensive network of contacts and can generally set you up with whoever you need to meet if she doesn’t assist you personally. She’s closely tied to Phalanx Station and can often be found there. While anti-Imperial and anti-Sith, Nulaa has been known to work with such individuals under certain conditions. She is staunchly anti-slavery and can easily be persuaded to go out of her way to make trouble for anyone associated with the trade; however, she also has a reputation for ruthlessness and, depending on who you speak to, has quite the list of assaults and murders to her name. Characters seeking to make contact with the underworld, purchase information, or learn about the smuggling trade will find her to be an excellent individual to seek out… as long as they’re willing to pay and/or can ingratiate themselves to her. She will be an enthusiastic ally to anti-slavers and a dogged antagonist for anyone trying to capitalize on any of her several bounties, foul her schemes, or assist in the slave trade. She can easily serve (and has served!) as a quest-giver.


Quenlyn Dorran, Human (Cybernetic Enhancements), late 30s.
Independent, Hutt Space, Criminal, Slicing
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A (former?) associate of Nulaa’s, Quenlyn “Queenie” Dorran is a savant slicer. Before signing on with Nulaa during the Galactic War, she ran with a pirate gang in the Mid-Rim. Consummately bored, Quenlyn can be enticed into a job by the promise of challenge or by a hefty paycheque. She is a native of Hutt space and can often be found on Nar Shaddaa working for various criminal elements. Those seeking to overturn a Hutt’s powerbase or running up against Nulaa Ulair may find her to be a worthy antagonist. Those working with Nulaa, seeking an independant slicer, or who is friendly with the Hutts may see her as an ally.


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Drat, I have been waylaid by life! I shall return to finish adding all my independant and Imperial types to the list.

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Cantina / Re: Roll Call - How active are you?
« on: 05/11/18, 10:52:59 AM »
I like this game. I like Lana and Theron, seeing Jedi Knights and Sith duke it out, bounty hunters and smugglers being sassy, taking on the bad ("bad"?) guys, and generally being a Big Goddamn Hero. Lemda Avesta was my first same sex romance, and, as a newly outed bisexual, it was fantastic to watch my toon kiss another girl and think "ha ha! That could be me!". This is the game in which I discovered MMO roleplay, and it's been one of the most delightful discoveries of my recent life. It's given me joy, it's given me heartache, and it's given me everything in between. The idea of this game not being around anymore, nor the community and friends it has given me, is a thought that brings me sorrow.

That being said, I'm still doing a lot of learning about myself. One of those things is figuring out how to say "no" and understanding my limits. I would like to facilitate more roleplay events. I have a couple going! I'm just... not great at keeping the momentum up, apparently. You know the quote that goes, "never make promises when you're happy and never make a decision when you're angry"? That's me. I do the happy bit all the time. The wrong happy bit. I feel good and have lots of energy so I put together a bunch of grand ideas and set them in motion. Then I... start to feel less good. Maybe work is getting busier. Maybe anxiety got me on the ropes when I thought I was going in for the KO. Or maybe I just said "yes" to too many fun in-game things and spread myself too thin. (That's the one that really gets me all the time.) So, long story short, I'd like to be a crafter of stories, but I have to be honest with myself and admit it's something I can only occasionally do. I'm not going to be the person who's consistently running events... but I can and am the GM who will have something set up for folks every once in a while.

As for being an RPer... if I could fill my day, every day, with RP, I'd probably do it. But there's that thing about being a responsible member of society and taking care of oneself, you know? Which... see the above paragraph. Is something I'm working on being better at. So I'm around, and often very happy to hop in-game or participate! It's just that sometimes I have to take time for myself, which is why I'm not logged in as often as I used to be.

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Cantina / Re: Character Faceclaims!
« on: 05/10/18, 06:42:37 PM »
Face claims take two! I present to thee:


Ames just has the perfect "everything is an utter disappointment and I'm always angry" look that Vedriat is near-constantly wearing.


Polly Evans has Sadhara's freckles, but Kate Mara perfectly encapsulates Sadhara's features. Just add some nasty shrapnel scars, extensive cybernetics, and stick her face on Gabi Garcia's amazing pipes, and you have the tough, awkward, Scottish-accented bounty hunter almost none of you have met.

EDIT: Updated Sadhara's face claim.

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