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by Halomek
Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy (Legend)
Topic: Crucible: Gods of the Arena
Replies: 40
Views: 18759

Re: Crucible: Gods of the Arena

Skarrek barely had a chance to enjoy his victory over the Savrip before he felt a blade slice across his back. He roared more in surprise and shock than pain. The cut was shallow, although undeniably intended to be deeper, but his thick scales had prevented most of the penetration. He turned to face...
by Halomek
Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

“Contrary to how I acted back there, I'm not the biggest fan of the Hutts,” Tav said to her as he set the shield generator down. “In a broad sense, you're not wrong about them. They do tend to do all of those things you said without the slightest bit of remorse for their actions, but you're missing ...
by Halomek
Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

Dorval nodded. “Yes, I believe our business is concluded. You may leave the Nova at your discretion. I look forward to hearing from you soon, Tav.” Tav nodded respectfully to the Hutt. “Of course, Lord Dorval. Your generosity, as always, is unmatched.” The guards around them finally relaxed and allo...
by Halomek
Fri Mar 10, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

Tav scratched his head in confusion. “Maybe it's because I don't come from money, but I don't get it. Yeah, honor and family is important, but if you can get paid to do something you were going to do for free otherwise, then why not take the credits as a bonus? Hell, I'd jump at the kind of opportun...
by Halomek
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy (Legend)
Topic: Crucible: Gods of the Arena
Replies: 40
Views: 18759

Re: Crucible: Gods of the Arena

All of Kresh Lorda was still abuzz in the days following the fight with Shorbecca. It saw the downfall of two champions and highlighted the gladiator many now suspected would take Asael's place as Direj's new champion: Mandalore. Of course nothing official had been announced in that regard, and Asae...
by Halomek
Thu Mar 02, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

Dorval smiled at her answer. It seemed clear to Tav that the Hutt was devising a plan and that all of his questions now were just perfunctory talking points to lead to his end goal. Typical Dorval, but Tav had a bad feeling that he knew where things were going and he didn't like it at all. “I've tri...
by Halomek
Mon Feb 27, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

“Perhaps by this Qan Kisa person you're so suspicious of,” Dorval said to her as he brought up his datapad again and started running a search. His eyes scanned the information that scrolled across it, but all it did was cause him to frown. “It appears I don't have a lot of information on him either,...
by Halomek
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

“I have no wish to go to war with you either, senator,” Dorval assured him. “I guarantee, with this deal struck, your daughter's transgressions have been forgiven. I'll send some people to finalize the paperwork and I'll even place your yacht on Nar Shaddaa under my protection until such time as arr...
by Halomek
Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

“Don't you dare,” Tav warned her. “It's because of you that we're in this mess in the first place. All you had to do was make nice with Dorval and things would have gone smoothly. You could have gotten the information you wanted and been on your merry way. No confrontations or deals with your dad re...
by Halomek
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:44 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

Tav was fine with Isis being mad at him. It meant they were both still alive for her to be mad in the first place. Even if this idea with her father didn't work out, it still bought them some time. Perhaps distracting Dorval with thoughts of business might even reduce his anger enough that Tav could...
by Halomek
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

“Claiming great deeds and then saying they've been covered up gives you zero credibility, Ms. Sinclair,” Dorval said to her. “Even your capture of Tav was a farce. As far as I'm concerned, these skills you profess to have amount to little more than hot air. Letting you go to do a job to prove yourse...
by Halomek
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

Dorval was silent for a moment before he uttered a single command: “Clear the room.” A moment later his guards were ushering out everyone who wasn't a part of Dorval's security force. This almost included Tav until a gesture from Dorval told the guard to keep him where he was. Before long the room w...
by Halomek
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

Tav wasn't convinced, there was a lot more to Dorval than what he had mentioned, but he could see that trying to argue with Isis about it further wouldn't accomplish anything. “Just try to be careful, okay? Hutts like Dorval have their fingers in a lot of different ventures. I know how to talk to hi...
by Halomek
Thu Feb 23, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

Tav stopped Isis by placing a hand on her shoulder. “Isis, wait for a minute and think about the situation. Dorval is not a common thug or a gang member you can just overpower on your own. Look at where we are. He's successfully running a fully operational warship without the support of the usual go...
by Halomek
Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

Tulsar nodded. “Good. I expect you to come at me with everything you have, because I won't be going easy on you. I've devised an accelerated training regimen for you that'll make your time at Beruss seem like playful roughhousing. Now, let's begin...” *** “You were going to talk to Dorval and you di...
by Halomek
Sun Feb 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy (Legend)
Topic: Crucible: Gods of the Arena
Replies: 40
Views: 18759

Re: Crucible: Gods of the Arena

Kresh Lorda was filled with many luxury establishments for the high rollers that came to bet on the games, but none was more luxurious or harder to get into than the Nal Bootana lounge. Translated as the Glorious Gardens in Basic, the lounge was mainly reserved for the leaders of the kajidics, their...
by Halomek
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

“The bounty was only to get me to Dorval,” Tav said to her. “Negotiating a job is going to be up to him. Dorval knows my preferences and, well, if he tries to get me to do a job I'm not comfortable with, I'll find a way out of it.” “How can you be sure he'll be so accommodating?” “Because he's not t...
by Halomek
Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

“What did you see?” Hirai looked around, startled, until she saw Tulsar approaching from nearby. “How long have you been there?” she demanded. “Long enough to recognize that something disrupted your training,” he said to her. “Since it wasn't anything external, it must have been something going on i...
by Halomek
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy (Legend)
Topic: Crucible: Gods of the Arena
Replies: 40
Views: 18759

Re: Crucible: Gods of the Arena

The training pattern continued as Skarrek was paired with Giil for three days for sparring purposes. The Bitthævrian was quite skilled and managed to hold his own against Skarrek for those three days despite Skarrek intensifying the speed and power of his attacks. Giil was strong, but he couldn't ma...
by Halomek
Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy (Legend)
Topic: Crucible: Gods of the Arena
Replies: 40
Views: 18759

Re: Crucible: Gods of the Arena

Training intensified in the days following Tyrok's match. Now that all the gladiators knew exactly what they were up against, there was an extra amount of effort put into their sparring sessions. While the Trinivii kajidic continued to put in appearances in low-stakes matches, to varying degrees of ...
by Halomek
Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy
Topic: Altered Legacies
Replies: 176
Views: 66501

Re: Altered Legacies

“I've only done a few jobs for him in the past, but Dorval seems relatively honest for a Hutt,” Tav said to Isis. “Do the job and he'll pay you what he promises. He seems more interested in building up his criminal empire through respect rather than fear.” He held up a cautioning hand. “That said, D...
by Halomek
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy (Legend)
Topic: Crucible: Gods of the Arena
Replies: 40
Views: 18759

Re: Crucible: Gods of the Arena

The following week of training was relatively uneventful. Ka'Lomera was let out of the med bay to continue her sparring matches. She did significantly better against her new opponents, but seemed to go out of her way to avoid Skarrek for the time being. For his part, Skarrek ignored her as well. Wha...
by Halomek
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Altered Legacies OOC
Replies: 4
Views: 5423

Re: Altered Legacies OOC

I'm just waiting for this rule revision to be approved before I get back to it: http://www.sw-e.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12170

Although you really should think about exercising that writing muscle of yours more, Tal. ;)
by Halomek
Thu Feb 02, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Rule of 2 Revision Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 2351

Re: Rule of 2 Revision Discussion

If the dad is just talked about, but not actually part of the thread, it shouldn't conflict with the rule. Likewise, the grandfather being dead would also not be a problem. Even if the grandfather is a Force Ghost, that should be fine depending on how you write him. As the proposed rule is written, ...
by Halomek
Wed Feb 01, 2017 10:26 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Rule of 2 Revision Discussion
Replies: 6
Views: 2351

Re: Rule of 2 Revision Discussion

Not that it really matters, but how did that end up quoting Archangel when I was the one who wrote it? :oldrazz:
by Halomek
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 39684

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

I'm good with a vote. Assuming everyone else is as well, here would be the final proposed new wording on the Rule of Two: Each member has a limit of two main characters who can use the Force or are Force-sensitive. Main characters are defined as those that members intend to use in more than one thre...
by Halomek
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy (Legend)
Topic: Crucible: Gods of the Arena
Replies: 40
Views: 18759

Re: Crucible: Gods of the Arena

The next day when it was time to begin sparring, Skarrek found that his privilege of choosing a partner had been revoked. Rasar informed him, in no uncertain terms, that he would be sparring against Rek Heldran until told otherwise. Ka'Lomera was also notably absent as she was still recovering in th...
by Halomek
Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Altered Legacies OOC
Replies: 4
Views: 5423

Re: Altered Legacies OOC

Thanks!

To be continued soon, hopefully.
by Halomek
Mon Jan 30, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy (Legend)
Topic: Crucible: Gods of the Arena
Replies: 40
Views: 18759

Re: Crucible: Gods of the Arena

Verax walked over to Skarrek just as the Barabel chose a wooden staff from the weapons rack that had been provided to the gladiators. “Verax watched your last match. Most impressive. How about sparring with him today?” Skarrek gripped the staff tighter as he looked at the Trinivii champion. The idea...
by Halomek
Mon Jan 30, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 39684

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

I meant flexible on the new wording of the rule we're discussing. If someone has a better way to word it than what I've written, then all the better. :oldrazz: I agree that intent is hard to establish sometimes, but it does at least help to better define what a main character should be, IMO. If you ...
by Halomek
Sat Jan 28, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 39684

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

I will sometimes write from the perspective of a side character just to give a different take on the narrative, so yes, it can be ambiguous. I think as long as main characters are defined by intent to move from thread to thread and almost always written from their perspective, that should be enough....
by Halomek
Sat Jan 28, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy (Legend)
Topic: Crucible: Gods of the Arena
Replies: 40
Views: 18759

Re: Crucible: Gods of the Arena

The next day Skarrek was woken up by the morning training bell. He had been given his own cell, which was a privilege usually only reserved for champions or other favored fighters. In his case, Skarrek suspected that his cell was more of a precaution than a status symbol. It was either to protect hi...
by Halomek
Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 39684

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Tal, I'd be fine getting rid of the rule altogether too, but some people aren't, so I'm looking for a compromise that everyone can agree with. Personally, I want less "control" in the hands of the Story Coordinator, especially since I don't want to have to be scanning threads to look for rule breaks...
by Halomek
Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 39684

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Well, it's impossible to cover everything. As Arch pointed out, if a member really wanted to, they could easily work around the rule by virtue of not mentioning the Force as the source of a character's luck or skill until such time as the limit is opened up. Nothing really to be done about that. We ...
by Halomek
Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:44 pm
Forum: Roleplaying OOC
Topic: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule
Replies: 237
Views: 39684

Re: Exodus Galaxy Force User Rule

Honestly, I'm surprised it was Tav, of all characters, that sparked this thing. The whole point of Tav being Force-sensitive is that he doesn't want to learn how to use the Force. He purposely squanders his connection because he doesn't want that kind of responsibility and is also afraid of what wou...
by Halomek
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: The Exodus Galaxy (Legend)
Topic: Crucible: Gods of the Arena
Replies: 40
Views: 18759

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: 39684

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: 39684

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: 18759

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: 39684

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 ...