Star Wars: The Clone Wars
It is the eve of war, the entire galaxy stands poised to erupt into a fiery tempest of violence and destruction. The Galactic Republic has been slowly but surely declining for centuries now. Massive commerce guilds now wield more power than the official military of the Republic. The inefficiency of the senate is at an all time high and the political nightmare caused by the Naboo incident has done little to sooth the people of the galaxy. Many of them feel that the republic is corrupt, bloated and thoroughly useless. Until recently, these people did not pose a threat to the august governing body of the galaxy. Now, however, with the Separatist Crisis in full swing, thousands upon thousands of planets and peoples stand ready to break away from the Republic if something is not done.
Things are coming to a head for the galaxy, with the disappearance of the Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as well as the prominent Senator they were guarding, the public of the galaxy is waiting with bated breath-with thousands of unanswered questions on their minds. Did the two Jedi defect to the Separatist cause? Were they kidnapped? Will the Republic be able to stand against the might of the Separatist worlds? Unbeknownst the public, the Commerce Guilds and many important separatist figures have all traveled to Geonosis to form a new governing body, the Confederacy of Independent Systems. The first act of this new body however, seemed to be the execution of three prisoners. Two Jedi and one senator.
These upcoming executions are an act of war and the commerce guilds and peoples that make up the fledgling Confederacy know it. To fight in the upcoming battles against the Republic, they have formed an elite command force, known as the Confederate Command Commission to lead their forces into battle. This force is made up of hardened commanders from the commerce guild’s private armies and the armed forces of separatist planets. The Confederacy’s Council hopes to decapitate the Republic militarily and force a settlement.
The Republic meanwhile, is not entirely unaware of the separatist’s intentions, and in accordance with the recently passed Military Creation Act, the senate has selected commander from around the galaxy to form a council to command the military forces of the Republic. This council, known as the Republic Defense Committee has two objectives, to defend the Galactic Republic from separatist aggression and if it becomes necessary, to strike back against the separatists by any means possible. At least, it was originally, the news of the hostages held by the Confederacy and the formation of a clone army to fight for the Republic have recently reached the Committee’s ears..
However, in the shadows, the Sith plot to use both sides and both command organizations as pawns in a greater galactic scheme. However, it remains to be seen if the formation of these two command groups will disrupt this plan. Regardless, the conflict that history will call “The Clone Wars” is about to begin in earnest. Countless soldiers, fleets and commanders are about to clash in one of the bloodiest wars in galactic history. Only one questions remains.
Which side will you take?
This RP is going to focus on the commanders that lead both factions’ war efforts, I’ve noticed that a lot of RP’s tend to focus on the Jedi and their efforts in the war, I wanted to take this RP in a different direction-to explore a different side of the Clone Wars. Whilst the Jedi and Sith fight in their duels and maneuver to further their own plans, the commanders on both sides were had to fight on a thousand different battle-fields on a thousand different planets. In this RP, you will play as one of these commanders-which will be part of an overlapping organization planning out the war effort for their respective factions. Information on these organizations can be found below the games rules.
For the most part, the commanders will be the focus of this RP, but you can play as a Jedi or a Dark Jedi, but only if you are able to answer five Star Wars trivia questions that I will ask you correctly, if you’re interested in playing a Jedi or Dark Jedi, there is a profile template provided below. I am capping the Jedi/Dark Jedi numbers at a four however. Anymore than that and this RP will lose it’s focus.
1. Treat your fellow RPers with respect-don’t flame them, berate them, if they do something wrong, PM me about it and I’ll settle it.
2. No G-modding. Your character is mortal, if you do something stupid, you will suffer the consequences. There’s a war on, and people die in wars. If you’re not careful, your character could be one of them.
3. Your enemies are not idiots, even when you’re fighting NPC’s, they will respond intelligently to your actions. They won’t sit around and wait to be destroyed.
4. Both sides within this conflict start out with the weapons, ships and soldiers that they held at the start of the Clone Wars. New technology will become available as the war progresses.
5. Overall, use common sense and you should be fine. However, as GM I reserve the right to add or remove rules at my discretion.
There are two factions within this RP-the Confederate Command Commission, a group of commanders fighting on the side of the Confederacy of Independent Systems, and the Republic Defense Committee, a group of commanders fighting on the side of the Galactic Republic. Further information is found below-a quick rundown on how each command organization works and what it was formed from. Occasionally, all faction members will gather at a specific location to plan out a course of action or a campaign within the war. These meetings can be called by anyone within the faction, with the GM’s permission at least. There will be an announcement within the RP topic when a meeting is called.
Attending these meetings is mandatory-unless a member of the faction is under attack or currently taking part in an attack. Then they will not have to attend. These meetings will be listed below-in the “faction events” section of the bios.
Republic Defense Committee
The Republic Defense Committee, created as a part of the Military Creation Act-it is made up of commanders from across the Republic. Most of the commanders within the Committee were appointed to their position by the senators of their respective planets; as a result, their experience as military leaders varies wildly. Some of them are green and inexperienced, some of them only have experience in putting down the occasional planetary revolt, but others have a great wealth of experience as commanders. How this organizations will match up to its counterpart in the Confederacy is unclear.
CURRENT RDC EVENT: All members of the Republic Defense Committee are currently en route to Kamino-to pick up a clone army with which to strike at the planet of Geonosis. They are currently discussing how they will go about the attack-and what do afterwards.
Confederate Command Commission
Formed by the CIS Council, the Confederate Command Commission is made up of commanders hailing from the private armies from the mega corporations that have recently thrown their lot in with the separatist cause, many of their number also hail from planets with separatist sympathies-experience levels within the organization varies. Commanders from the corporations are very experienced…and very well paid, often being able to maintain hundreds of different estates on many different planets. Commanders from planets that are not aligned with the corporations, but have nonetheless thrown in with the Confederacy are somewhat less experienced, having only had to deal with the occasional bout of civil unrest.
CURRENT CCC EVENT: All Confederate Command Commission members have gathered at Geonosis, one of the many Geonosian hives is serving as the meeting place. Here, they are discussing how best to win the upcoming war with the Republic.
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