A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far, Away....
Jedi Academy II
It is a time of peace in the galaxy. Twenty-Five years have passed since the REBEL ALLIANCE destroyed the first DEATH STAR at the Battle of Yavin. Since that time, the Alliance has replaced the EMPIRE as the galaxy's governing body and renamed itself the NEW REPUBLIC. The NEW REPUBLIC has made great progress, even making a peace agreement with the IMPERIAL REMNANT, and the galaxy finally seems ready to maintain its time of peace. Luke Skywalker is now a Jedi Master, along with his wife Mara Jade Skywalker. Fulfilling his Master Yoda's request of passing on what he has learned, Luke has opened the doors of the Jedi Academy and set up base on the former alliance base on Yavin IV in the hopes of re-establishing the Jedi Order.
Luke's efforts have allowed the Jedi ranks to swell to just over one hundred Knights and Masters and over twenty Jedi Trainees. Of these ranks are such esteemed Jedi as Jedi Master Gavriel Derragon and his one-time apprentice, now Jedi Knight herself Kali Tal'Set. After helping to infiltrate the Crimson Nova chapter of the Bounty Hunter's Guild, Gavriel and Kali have wed and moved to the Outer Rim planet of Sernpidal. Jedi Master Kyp Durron has founded an X-Wing squadron titled Kyp's Dozen-and-Two Avengers. Kyp and his squadron are currently policing the Outer Rim Territories from pirate and smuggling activites.
While the NEW REPUBLIC under Fey'lya's administration has shown reluctance to accept the Jedi Order, many within the Order have shown just as much reluctance to endorse the government they have sworn to protect. However a new threat has arisen within the Wild Regions of space, construction has recently been completed on an Eclipse Star Destroyer created for the Hutt Crimelord Torba the Hutt. In choosing this region of space, Torba has been able to keep this superweapon's construction unknown. Jedi Knight Kyle Landoran has foreseen the threat this ship poses and has sent word back to the Academy. A galaxy-wide search has been conducted with minimal assistance from the NEW REPUBLIC and IMPERIAL REMNANT. Little do they all know these are only the precursors to a much more savage threat slowly manipulating events from just outside the galaxy . . .
"I'd like to welcome all of our new students to the Jedi Academy. Here you will learn how to use the Force, various lightsaber techniques, history, and diplomacy. I have brought you here to study and to learn, but I myself am still learning. Every living thing must continue to learn until it dies. Those who cease to learn, die that much sooner.
Perhaps it was misleading when I called this an "Academy" for Jedi. Though I will teach you everything I know, I don't want you merely to listen to me lecture. Your training will be a landscape of self-discovery. Learn new things and share what you have learned with others. I will call this place a praxeum. This word, made up of ancient roots, was first used by the Jedi Scholar Karena, distill the concepts of learning combined with action. A Jedi is aware, but he does not waste time in mindless contemplation. When action is required, a Jedi acts."
There is no emotion, there is Peace.
There is no ignorance, there is Knowledge.
There is no passion, there is Serenity.
There is no death, there is only the Force.
"Study the Jedi Code, and apply it. May The Force Be With You." - Jedi Master Luke Skywalker
Those familiar with the rules from Jedi Academy need not worry, same rules apply. For those who were not involved, here they are again. A few tweaks added, but same general principles. . .
1. Players are allowed 2 Characters to control in SW: Jedi Academy II. I must ask that characters created are custom Jedi only. Meaning A Character you created. Mainstream characters such as Lando, Borsk Fey'lya, Han, Leia, Jacen, Jaina, and Anakin Solo are NOT the focus of this story. This takes place 25 Years after the Battle of Yavin and will go into events covered in the New Jedi Order books, BUT WILL NOT BE A COPY of them - We're telling the tales of Jedi not seen much in those books. Main characters like Luke Skywalker, Mara Jade Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and Leia Organa Solo (as well as a few others) may make guest appearances from time to time, but the story will NOT focus on them. Kyp Durron however we will see and for those hoping - I'm sorry but the part is filled. If you know of a Jedi sparsely covered in the NJO and you wish to expand on him or her, ask via PM and I'll get back to you ASAP.
2. No Sith! With the destruction of Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader, the Sith are extinct. However, Dark Jedi are allowed since it's possible that a Student of the Academy dropped out, fell to the Dark Side, etc. To actually earn the title of a Sith, you would have to journey to their homeworld of Korriban and look up ancient texts and Sith Holocrons (Sith Teaching Devices and yes, there are Jedi Holocrons as well.) and train in the Dark Side of the Force. Since Sith are not allowed, no need to worry. Remember, Sith aren't allowed, but there will be a very Dark time for the galaxy in this thread - so dark that some Jedi may fall to that Side. . .
3. You are also permitted to use Starcraft in this thread. However, if you don't know an X-Wing from a Star Destroyer or need help with official craft terms, PM me! I have the New Essential Guide to Vehicles and Vessels and Technology of Star Wars. Got a question? Give me a shout and I can guarantee an answer.
4. Character sheets will be used since this is a place where all the Jedi are familiar on some level with each other, this will help others interact with you. Character sheets should look like...
Secondary Character (This is for those people I allow to have a secondary, Mainstream character such as Luke, Mara, Kyp, Jacen, Jaina, etc. If you do not have one, then you do not have to include this area.
Lightsaber Technique: (Choose from Single Lightsaber or Dual Lightsabers. Darth Maul's nifty Double Edged Lightsaber was specifically a Sith Training Lightsaber he happened to excel in using. and this time I will allow double-edged Lightsabers to be used! However I will make sure not everyone has one! If I feel there are too many, I will send out messages asking people to switch. After all, not every Jedi needs to use one.
Lightsaber Color: (Choose from Green, Blue, Violet (Mace Windu exclusively has a Purple blade. Alternative is Violet so just say Violet.), Orange, Yellow, Gold, or Silver. Multi-colored blades aren't accepted unless the core is white with a colored hue. The full Red Lightsaber is reserved for Dark Jedi who create their own crystal for use in a lightsaber.
Starcraft: (Once again, I can help get you some different starcraft since not everyone pilots or should pilot a Corellian YT-1300 (Like the Millenium Falcon). If you want to pilot a simple starfighter like an A-Wing or X-Wing or whathaveyou, that's acceptable. Starcraft should also have a name.) Keep in mind most Jedi use X-Wings as starcraft, a few exceptions will be made.
Appearance: (Self-Explanatory. You can be any alien or humanoid from the Star Wars Universe, or choose to be human. Please note Gender in this area as well.)
Bio: (Give your character a history. Note how they came to know of their Force ability.)
Misc: Personality quirks, traits, likes and dislikes should be stated. This Field is Optional.