A Long Time Ago In A Galaxy Far, Far, Away....
Jedi Academy III
HEIR TO THE SITH
10 Years after the Yuuzhan Vong Invasion ended there is still unrest in the galaxy. Many refugees of worlds conquered by the invaders find themselves estranged by the terraforming conducted on their homeworlds. The GALACTIC FEDERATION OF FREE ALLIANCES, known as the GALACTIC ALLIANCE led by Chief of State Cal Omas, struggles to find new worlds to place the millions of displaced refugees since many of their worlds are no longer habitable.
Coruscant, which was conquered by the Yuuzhan Vong has underwent massive changes. All of the buildings were leveled and covered over by a blanket of thick earth and plantlife. Excavations into the city below continues still while new buildings take root on the new crust. These new buildings include a new pyramid-shaped Jedi Temple and Galactic Senate Rotunda. Into this already tedious time came the Chiss-Killik Border War which threatened to shatter the all-too fragile peace maintained by the GALACTIC ALLIANCE and IMPERIAL REMNANT. Upon the conflict's end, many in the galaxy are now ready to continue work rebuilding the galaxy one planet at a time.
Yet into this unstable time has come a renaissance of rediscovered Jedi knowledge. A new Jedi Academy has been constructed on the ancient Jedi Library world of Ossus. While much long lost information from Jedi has been recovered on the world, more still waits to be rediscovered. Light years away from Ossus comes a new shocking event - worlds from the Ancient Sith Empire - Ziost, Korriban, Shayde, Elom, Vjun, and Thule have united and petitioned the GALACTIC ALLIANCE for membership and representation in the Galactic Senate. Within the coming weeks an ambassador has been promised to discuss the terms personally. Many Jedi are shocked by this news and under the leadership of Grand Jedi Master Luke Skywalker, the Jedi Order is keeping a close watch as these events unfold . . . .
"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. We are keepers of the peace and light bearers to the galaxy, yet we must beware of the Dark Side. May The Force Be With You." - Jedi Master Luke Skywalker
Those familiar with the rules from Jedi Academy I and II 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 III. Mainstream characters such as Lando Calrissian, Han Solo, Leia Organa Solo, Jacen & Jaina Solo, are allowed in this story. This takes place 35 Years after the Battle of Yavin and will go into currently unexplored territory. Meaning There are books on the way out about this time period, however we are telling a different story which makes this thread a true FanFiction Thread. If you know of a Jedi sparsely covered in the NJO and Dark Nest Trilogy novels and you wish to expand on him or her, ask via PM and I'll get back to you ASAP.
2. No Sith! The reason for this is that all the Sith Character positions that will appear in the thread are already filled. If you wish to be a Dark Jedi, you must first PM myself (StormCrow) or ImperialBA/AgentBlack. We will respond As Soon As Possible, however if we are flooded with request for Dark Jedi - the chances of being allowed are slim to none. We need Light Jedi in this thread - a flood of Dark Jedi will find themselves hunted by both Jedi and Sith and their deaths will come.
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 and specs, 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 good way all Jedi are familiar on some level with each other, this will also 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 since they are more dangerous they are generally frowned upon by Jedi since they are seen as being needlessly lethal for a weapon meant to keep the peace.
Lightsaber Form: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightsaber_combat
Most Jedi excel in 2 Techniques, some have 4 techniques they excel in. IN JEDI ACADEMY III WE ONLY OBSERVE FORMS 0 - 6 AND FORMS 8 - 10. FORM 7: JUYO/VAAPAD IS RESERVED FOR VERY FEW JEDI MASTERS. KNIGHTS DO NOT HAVE ACCESS. YOU WANT TO KNOW VAAPAD, PM ME OR IMPERIALBA FOR PERMISSION.
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 allied with the Sith. Meaning if you are a Dark Jedi and you are not affiliated with the Sith, you don't have a red 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 and what they usually wear 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.
May The Force Be With You