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Roleplay Workshop / Sith and music
« Last post by SquigglyV on 11/19/19, 09:40:49 PM »
Are there any bits of lore about the Sith and music, or their thoughts on music? I've never actually heard any references to a Sith playing instruments or singing, not even stuff like melodic ritual chants and hymns.

I can totally see some Sith taking a stance against music because it can evoke unintended emotions, or because it's a petty waste of time compared to getting swole. I can also see the opposite tho, because freedom is (at least in theory) a big part of Sith philosophy and presumably that doesn't just mean exercising their radical freedom to buy fancy overpriced perfumes.

I don't really need an excuse to give my Darth a lyra, she is totally a lawful evil bard and was originally a Jedi anyway, but i'm curious to hear if anyone else has thought about in-universe Sith music. Or even Jedi music for that matter.
Holocrons and Info Nodes / Re: Tales from the Shatari Legacy
« Last post by Hawking on 11/18/19, 06:26:49 AM »
((I never got around to finishing the stories of any of my characters, even though life has moved on and my time with the game has long since come to an end. One in particular seemed improper to leave hanging. It was fun to dive back in, for old times' sake! Thank you to everyone that made these characters and this community a joy to inhabit for those many, many hours. Particular thanks to @blingdenston , who turned this Irish space brat in particular from a 2 dimensional, cliche, cardboard cutout into a 2.5 dimensional digital teenaged space monk with his wonderful writing of Hyse, Pehn and Ran-del. I'm sorry we never got to reach this ending in game, my friend, and I hope you don't mind some tasteful inserting of your characters into what I've written below. If they're dead, please let me know and I'll replace them with the first guy I see on the fleet.))


She'd fallen for the oldest trick in the book.

"Of course he wasn't going to walk in with you," Aspasia Maguire muttered to herself, "why did you believe him? He stopped holdin' your hand years ago." Still, here she stood alone, waiting in front of the grand golden doors for destiny to come knocking. The colossal doors glowed, lit by the midday sun that streamed in through the tall, ornate windows that lined the corridor. It was a beautiful summer's day. The temple halls were warm without being stuffy, and teemed with life without being crowded. She had never seen it more full. People from every corner of the galaxy flowed from room to room. They were almost all young, and dressed to the last in brown robes. The next generation of Jedi.
They smile a lot more than my bunch did, she reflected wryly, quickly finding herself smiling too. Of course, they were entering the Order under decidedly less desperate circumstances. They're lucky. She wondered how long the smiles would last. There was, after all, still a war on. It didn't feel like it today.

She fiddled with her Padawan's braid, checking for the umpteenth time that it was properly kept. Shockingly, it hasn't changed in the past five minutes. What are you nervous for? This is all you've ever wanted. It's time. A tingle ran down her spine, and Aspasia felt giddy. The years had gone quickly. The Trials...well, less so, but they were in the rear view mirror all the same. It was time. She was ready.

The golden doors rumbled, and began to open outwards. The butterflies in her stomach exploded. Beyond the crack in the door was the Temple's atrium, not that she could see it. The vast circular room was dark. Unmistakable, however, were the figures dressed in brown. They had formed a ring, their backs towards the wall, hooded faces looking inwards to where she would kneel in a moments time. Each of them held the silver hilts of their lightsabers against their chests. She knew Ran-del would be beneath one of the hoods, though she couldn't tell which. She wondered who else. Hell, she probably knew two thirds of the-

"Padawan. We are ready for you. Please, step forward."

Huh. No shakin' legs. Also no squealin'. So far, so good, Jedi. She'd imagined this moment from the minute she'd first seen the brilliant blue of Zarasmina's lightsaber on that dark night, all those years ago. Yet, she'd never imagined feeling quite this calm. No, that's no surprise. Why would it be? You're home. The cool, familiar breeze danced across her back, encouraging her onwards. Best not to keep them waiting, she was the first of a few to be stepping into that chamber today. She had no more questions, and no more doubts. Time for the Order to make their most regrettable error of the last decade. And so, with a smile on her face, Aspasia followed her feet as they led her inwards. The doors closed behind her, and the room was suddenly lit up by a dazzling rainbow of blues, greens, yellows, purples and oranges. A familiar voice began speaking. She could feel him smiling, even if she couldn't see it. The words were the same that had been spoken in this room for generations, but each and every time they were uttered, they signified the beginning of something new. She recited them in turn.

Moments later her perfectly kept braid lay at her feet, a thin finger of smoke wafting lazily from the little bundle of hair that represented her old life, and it was done. The old room and the old words had again born something new.

"Stand, Aspasia Maguire, Knight of the Jedi Order, and defender of the Republic. The Force is now your ally, companion, and guiding star, forever and always. Your apprenticeship has ended, Jedi. Now, the greatest lessons in your journey begin."

Forever and always.
That sounded about right. But, perhaps she'd always known that. Only now did she believe it. Aspasia felt the lightest she had in years.
"Yes, Aspasia?"
"Permission to cut these proceedings short?"
"I see your new office has you asking permission, a remarkable change of pace already. For what reason? There are still yet traditions we must observe."
"There's work to be done, Masters, the galaxy is in a hundred pieces. Again. I was hopin' that my new beginning might involve helping to pick up some of those pieces."
This time she saw the smiles.
"As you wish, Knight Maguire. May the Force be with you."


The great golden doors creaked open once more, flooding the darkened room with sunlight. The village girl who had been plucked from the fire stepped forward, took a final, fleeting glance back, and then walked out of the chamber. She had duties now. Responsibilities she couldn't have fathomed even a year ago. There was no going back - her life was service and sacrifice from this moment onwards. Should she feel this relaxed, this at peace? Maybe the enormity would hit her later. Or maybe she was just finally beginning to understood now.

"We know that life is sacred...but we believe that it is worth it to lay down ours in service to all life." She murmured to herself as she made her way out of the temple and into the warm, muggy summer air. Master Hyse had taught her those words, all those years ago, as Master Yarwin's body had been farewelled on the banks of Tython's great waters. Her body would join his, one day, just as her spirit would join his when it returned to the Force. That wasn't theoretical anymore, that was the life she had chosen.

She looked up at Hyse, nodding with youthful conviction. "A lot of people died just so I could even be that why the Sith hate us, Master? Because we're not afraid of death, but death is everythin' to them? Like...they expect us to just give up, if they kill enough of us?"

"The dark side is seductive. It tells you that you are right to think of yourself first; it tells you that the thrill of evil and conquest is a universal truth, rather than an atavistic dead end. I cannot speak to the Sith's hate, for I do not know it...but I can say this: the Sith are driven by hate and fear, and no one has ever faced and defeated the Sith more often than the Jedi."

That was her responsibility now; to fight for peace, to defeat the Sith, and to protect the innocent lives that had been placed in her hands for the remainder of her time in this galaxy.

Right. Well. How do you actually go about doing that?

Time to go and find out.
The Trading Floor / WTS: Darth Malgus's Breastplate, only dropped once
« Last post by SquigglyV on 11/11/19, 08:51:22 AM »
For once I actually have something that I want to sell instead of buy, Darth Malgus's Breastplate (just the chest part)! Though i'm not sure if anyone will want it, it's overpriced and looks kinda bad? And also I think it's covered in radioactive soot, I put it through the washing machine but my vision still goes kinda fuzzy whenever I walk into my wardrobe. Who would drop a perfectly good Darth into an exploding space station's hypermatter annihilator like that?

There's only one on the GTN for 10 million credits so maybe someone can flip it for a profit, I just want to get rid of it immediately so I can fund my fashion lol. I think i'm looking for like 6-8 million based on that GTN price, but I really don't know what i'm doing so it's very negotiable. Trades for other armours or decorations or other things are also welcome!
Outside Realm / Re: NanoWrimo 2019!
« Last post by Imazi on 11/09/19, 06:05:02 PM »
Wow~!  Day 9 everybody. While there is no way in Korriban I'll be winning Nano this year, I am still doing it. If I write at least one word every day, I'll make my Nano goals and make some progress if not a lot of progress.

If you've not hit your goals or you haven't written for several days, give up! ... Ha ha, attention check. Of course I'm not gonna say give up. :lol: Don't give up. Each day is about what you are going to do today not what happened the days or week before.

Just remember, the reason you want to write is that you have something you either want to share or get out of your head. That means it's important for you to do it. Just keep on, little by little if you have to, and eventually, you'll make that goal.

With that said, keep writing everybody! :whee:
Events and Occasions / Re: Dancer's Palace
« Last post by Imazi on 11/09/19, 05:55:32 PM »
Hosted Dancer's Palace is only on the first Friday, but don't forget you can just get together for RP in game. :grin: The Slippery Slopes is still a good place for reestablishing RP ties.
Events and Occasions / Re: Dancer's Palace
« Last post by Dassalya on 11/09/19, 09:55:14 AM »
Hey, don't worry! I didn't realize it right away, either.

(I was also going to try and jump in-game to meet you before life intervened.)
Events and Occasions / Re: Dancer's Palace
« Last post by recoveringgeek on 11/08/19, 07:51:37 PM »
I'm dumb and just realized Dancer's Palace is only running once a month still. I was going to wander in-game tonight after a VERY long absence.
Events and Occasions / Re: Dancer's Palace
« Last post by recoveringgeek on 11/08/19, 02:46:17 PM »
Friday November 08, 2019

A pair of garbage scow operators tugging a haul of Hutt refuse from Star Cluster Casino, swore over drinks that their sensor suite pinged the transpoder code of the Jaded Dream landing at the starport on Nar Shaddaa.

Captain Jaade ( The Old Man to know those that know and despise him) hasn't been seen on the Smuggler's Moon for a long, long, time. Most say that's because he's probably dead, and whomever was piloting his Gozanti Cruiser won it from some distant impound yard on whatever rock the aged spacer dropped dead on.

If it is The Old Man, then the best advice is avoid any local cantinas or gambling dens, because wherever Captain Jaade makes planetfall,  trouble is sure to follow...
Site Information and News / Re: Restoration
« Last post by ThyssenKrupp on 11/05/19, 06:51:01 PM »
To all of those who're helping bring this home away from home back to the heights that it used to soar at, I commend you. I had no idea anything'd happened until I noticed this post and the loss of the built-in chatrooms. Keep up the amazing work!
Outside Realm / Re: NanoWrimo 2019!
« Last post by Imazi on 11/04/19, 03:53:09 PM »
Not sure what to write about? Look for random generators to help you along with finding ideas to work on. Plot generators, character generators, name generators, and more!

You don't have to write sequentially during Nano nor do you have to only write on one story. The point is to make sure you do at least some writing every day. So, if you are staring at the deadend of writer's block on your current project, look for new paths to explore.

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