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  1. *nudges the Sith*

    1. Darth Verrin

      Darth Verrin

      I feel you.

    2. Sel Anabasis

      Sel Anabasis

      The time of my laptop returning is almost upon us, take heart!

  2. Force Power and Skill Suggestions

    Figured I'd get around to posting in this thread sooner than later since I've got some precious free time on my hands. Novice Beast Taming: A basic understanding of the nature of wild creatures, allowing small creatures to be tamed and kept as pets. Examples include gizka, wamp rats and mynocks. As well as other small herbivores and non-threatening carnivores. Intermediate Beast Taming: An advanced understanding of the nature of wild creatures, allowing medium sized creatures to be tamed and kept as pets. Examples include slice hounds, swamp panthers and the spitting rawl. As well as utilizing these creatures in combat. Expert Beast Taming: A complete understanding of the nature of wild creatures, allowing a large creature to be tamed and kept as a pet. Examples include the nexu, tuk'ata and the infamous rancor. As well as utilizing this creature in combat. Master of Beast Taming: A complete mastery of beast taming; only beast masters of this level of skill could hope to tame the dreaded drexl, vicious acklay or deadly kimogila. The above was thought of in favor of providing force-blind a means to tame without using Beast Control, as well as providing people the opportunity to have pets (because who doesn't love puppies), in addition to providing a tool for people that might want to follow the beast master character archetype. Novice Linguist: An understanding of up to three languages without droid assistance, including written and verbal forms. As well as learning new languages at twice the normal rate. Intermediate Linguist: An understanding of up to six languages without droid assistance, including written and verbal forms. As well as the ability to understand a language that is either extinct or considered exotic. Expert Linguist: A complete understanding of up to nine languages without droid assistance, including written and verbal forms. A linguist of this caliber can gain a tenuous grasp on a new language in a matter of days, seamlessly immersing themselves in a new culture almost effortlessly. The above was always kind of a touchy subject, since typically *every* character is at least bilingual with galactic basic and something else. But there are a few highly intelligent characters with a grasp on several languages; as well as acolytes currently pursuing an understanding of the language of the ancient Sith. Business Acumen: An understanding of how to properly start and run a business efficiently. Including management, staffing and the day to day operations that come with business ownership. (Restricted to non-force users) Credits have also been a subject of debate, how do you determine a character's wealth? There were attempts in the past to keep a running account for every community member, but things always got *extremely tedious* for whomever was micro-managing the purchases. The simplest way was always to equate in-character position to wealth. You had your paupers, the poor, the middle-class and upper class. Non-materialistic characters such as Jedi would get a wider access to Temple resources at their disposal, rather than lining their bank account. It's the most efficent way to deal with credits without having an overly complicated, corruptible system. In the case of skills like intermediate counterfeiting and business acumen it would bump their wealth up by one standing, poor to middle-class and so on. Novice __________ Crafting: A basic understanding of how to create ______ of average quality; as well as any maintenance involved in its upkeep. Intermediate ____________ Crafting: An advanced understanding of how to create ________ of superior quality; as well as upgrading existing _______. Expert ____________ Crafting: A complete understanding of how to create _________ of masterful quality; _________ of this level of quality and caliber are considered quite rare and take a great amount of painstaking effort to create. Masterwork __________ Crafting: An absolute mastery of the crafting of _________ , resulting in _________ of exceeding quality that are second to none. I.e: (Blaster, Blade, Armor, Bow, Architecture, Droid, Jewelry, etc) I'm aware that this somewhat overlaps with existing skills, but it provides a good alternative for people that want to persue characters that are creative minded. Speaking of creative, it'd be interesting to have something akin to the following. Creative Art: ______ Proficiency: A understanding of _______ with a degree of skill, quite better than your average individual. Creative Art: ______ Mastery: A complete mastery of ______ and unparalleled without peer. I.e: (Painting, Dancing, Sculpting, Writing, Pazaak, Mandolin, Dejarik, etc) Obviously not to imply that a character wouldn't already have an understanding of one or many of these skills, (everyone knows the Ghhhk can move two spaces at the start of Dejarik) some might simply be more adept than others in a particular area of expertise, maybe a hobby perhaps? All of this is in the interest of having people persue characters that are well rounded, and perhaps not entirely combat oriented the universe will become even more rich for the inclusion of it, I think. The only additional thing that comes to mind is perhaps a generalized Novice: ______ Weapon to Master: _____ Weapon , encompassing anything that isn't a lightsaber or a blaster. Like bows, axes, polearms, natural racial weapons, et cetera. Which could also include bludgeoning and bladed weapons, in it's own post similar to martial arts that just kind of lays out the wide variety of options. Annnd my phone is about to die! Haha
  3. Atrox is my hero for the sole fact he included Stava on the martial arts list. ❤

    1. Darth Atrox

      Darth Atrox

      Stava's like the only true assassin-oriented martial art, besides like Teras Kasi. Obv :P

    2. Sel Anabasis

      Sel Anabasis

      I was completely oblivious of it's relation to the Noghri, it's one of a handful of things that would make complete sense for Sel to have a rudimentary understanding of, haha.

    3. Darth Atrox

      Darth Atrox

      Stava was taught to Force-sensitives more often than not, they just needed to prove themselves :P

  4. Application: Sutem Wyr - Accepted

    Welcome to the community, Sutem! Haven't seen a Clawdite in ages, I hope you make it through the academy and make this place your home. Hopefully we'll get a chance to write together in the near future. Best of luck!
  5. Character Application - Holden Rook

    Now we just need that no good Kyler to finish his application and we'll be in business! Good luck on your application amigo, hopefully your experience here lives up to my years of chatting this place up. Lucian might be scarce for a bit but he'll process your application as soon as he gets the chance. Welcome to Hotel California, haha.
  6. The Jedi wax as the Sith wane! Where are all the Remnant posts? We'll be hunted to extinction by these pacifists if some of these threads don't get moving. :P

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    2. Sel Anabasis

      Sel Anabasis

      There's always.. ALWAYS that one person that comes along every so often that's super adamant about implementing it, but trying to add gameplay mechanics to something ad organic as free form roleplay never works - at least not for any length of time.

    3. Darth Atrox

      Darth Atrox

      Only thing I'll ever agree with is the sheet system that way there's some form of quality control - don't need Starkillers out the wazzo :P

    4. Mirran Kai

      Mirran Kai

      Wait a minute....I thought Wookiees are not supposed to fight with claws. Course if they are disreputable Sith then I suppose they could because they are already accursed madclaws as it is. But still that doesn't seem completely fair. And unless you're playing a table top game, then dice rolling seems a bit iffy to me. I never implemented dice rolling in any of the rping forums I was foruming a looong time ago. I don't do it now because being a forum admin takes up sooo much time. I just got crabby if a player didn't get hurt sometime during a fight and I would pm them to remind them to take an arrow to the knee because they weren't perfect or work something out with their opponent etc. 

  7. Character Application: Ormala Arragi - Accepted

    Welcome to the community! Are you sure you don't want to join the dark side? We don't have cookies but we have basic human emotions. I jest, I jest.. most of these new Jedi types are pretty cool from what I've seen, look forward to roleplaying with you! A staff member should be by shortly to review your application.
  8. Char is the David Blaine of Jedi.

    1. Sel Anabasis

      Sel Anabasis

      His whiskey trick reminded me of  something a magician would do :P




  9. Character Application: Talia Linecay - Accepted

    One of the admins should be by shortly to review your application
  10. Sel is starting a rigorous dieting and physical therapy routine, so if you don't see him around for a bit, you know why. ^_^


    Also the Knife's Edge was an inside job.

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    2. Sel Anabasis

      Sel Anabasis

      Psssh, could've been worse!

    3. Darth Renatus

      Darth Renatus

      Im sure some people would testify otherwise... lol... 

    4. Sel Anabasis

      Sel Anabasis

      Wait.. which cannibalism incident are you referencing?

  11. Sign In/ Out

    I'll be preoccupied entirely with work for the next 60-70 days (think that's the longest timeframe anyone has signed out for, sheesh) and away from my laptop, pretty busy but I'll have my phone on me - so I'll see what I can manage. Anyways, I luv you guys and please don't burn the house down.
  12. Back to School

    "I'll have to find out what that niche is first, I think." Sel replied, still coming down from the elation of having landed a successful hit. His heart was thrumming in his chest and he felt like dancing. If only he knew how to dance - it probably wasn't the most appropriate reaction though. His emaciated forearms trembled under the dark cloth from both exertion and adrenaline. There was fleeting concern in his eyes as Setie rubbed her arm and for a brief second he thought he might have accidentally burned her with the charge. Thankfully however, that wasn't the case. He knew from experience now that the numbness of the stun stick could last a minute or so, the pins and needles sensation definitely lasted several more. It wasn't a good feeling in the slightest, but it had a way of making you wary of your mistakes. Just like in a real fight, the devil was in the details, any mistake could and more than likely would cost you your life. Which is why his sheepish grin faded when the realization dawned on him that were this a true fight to the death and they were using real swords - or moreover sabers, he would've landed a glancing blow on Setie. Whereas Setie would have cleaved his lower leg clean off. Exhaling with a distinct hmph, he cast her a sidelong glance, "I'll need to devote more time to the saber department it feels like, if I'm to have any meaningful progress." But Sel'vata couldn't deny that in the short time meeting Setie, he had made the first steps to progress because of her actions - her pointers had spurred that interest in him. Saberplay was something he could latch on to and study in length without having a detailed understanding of the nature of the force. He might be a laughable amateur now, but then Coruscant wasn't built in a day. Fatigue crept up on him as the adrenaline wore off and his pulse slowed. Weakness checking his progress like a brick wall. Perhaps he had overexerted himself without realizing it. Suddenly he was very dizzy, blinking several times he continued, "Do these droids.. do they.." he faltered, "..respond to voice commands? Are there difficulty settings for their sparring parameters and whatnot?"
  13. Introductions

    Don't mind him Talia, he's harmless for the most part. Usually the old cuss keeps to the library but he's been getting bolder as of late, we'll switch up the medication.
  14. Character Application: Talia Linecay - Accepted

    Welcome to the community Talia! Glad to have more people in the same timezone, haha. Good luck with your application!
  15. Back to School

    Evidently he had touched some sort of nerve Sel'vata had not anticipated in touching, whatever dynamic Setie had with one or both of her parents, it wasn't a positive one. The difference in her demeanor as she talked about it was night and day, one had to just look to notice that. But her comment about sending his parents out the airlock had him laughing under his breath, she had a peculiar sense of humor. "I'm not resentful towards them, if that's what you're getting at. I suppose I could be with very little effort though." He responded thoughtfully, tilting his head to the side, "Either one of them could have imparted something to me beyond my genetics, but they chose not to. They each had their reasons I imagine, as mother said it would bring me down roads that had been walked before. She told me that when I came of age I could leave Honoghr and go to university on Coruscant or maybe even Arkania if I wanted to. Study something that interested me, devote my time to it and get good at it. Maybe meet someone who could stand how dense I was and have kids and grandkids one day. For the longest time I thought that's what I wanted too? But after she died I came to realize I only wanted it because she wanted it." He gave Setie a knowing look, "We decide what we want to do with our lives. Us, nobody else. Nothing grows under a shadow." It wasn't his own insightful comment but a Noghri proverb, where once their children reached a certain age they'd stop being hunted for and start doing their hunting on their own. There was a certain appeal to that he thought, you could only give a person so much before you started hindering them instead of helping them. People needed adversity to grow, in that belief he was Sith right down to the marrow. To hell with coddling. Sel'vata found it interesting that Setie had encouraged him to make use of both his strengths *and* weaknesses. The turn of phrase prompting some thought on his part that he didn't expect. What were his weaknesses? Too many to count. He scoffed internally. He was largely ignorant of Sith culture and customs. He had trouble speaking to people he didn't know. To those he did know, he had trouble speaking his mind due to his introverted qualities. His immeasurable curiosity with the force hadn't prompted him to feel it yet, nor was he entire certain he could when it came down to it. He had progressed from not being a swordsman to a meddling swordsman, but graveyards were full of meddling swordsman. How could he use any one of those to his advantage? She gave him an interesting tidbit shortly after, something he hadn't brought into consideration, the advantage of reach. Granted he had always been tall for his age, the tribe had loved to comment on it. Rukh often told him to let him know 'when it was about to rain', since Sel would know hours in advance. Deadpan Noghri humor was an acquired taste, you had to pick up on the subtle nuances otherwise it wouldn't be funny. Falling into her stance, Setie motioned for him to come at her a second time - but not before she muttered something he found to be unexpected, "I'm no expert in fitting in by any means.. but why would you try finding a place instead of making a place for yourself, Setie?" He inquired, the question proceeded the thrust of the stun stick, his left hand taking predominance over the right as he stood his ground and attempted to meet her center mass. Drawing his weapon upward shortly after the initial strike, it came down a second time in a move entirely lacking finesse but attempting to utilize what she had suggested.