Fri Oct 09, 2015 8:55 am
Anakin Skywalker arrives a few seconds too late to stop Mace Windu from killing Palpatine. In his rage at the loss of what he believes is the only means by which his wife might be saved, he kills the Jedi Master by hurling him out the window using the Force. Skywalker assumes command of the Grand Army of the Republic and initiates Order 66. Consumed by the Dark Side, he and the 501st Legion then kill everyone in the Jedi Temple. Meanwhile, General Grievous kills Obi-wan Kenobi on Utapau before Order 66 is received. Grievous then escapes to continue leading the CIS. Yoda kills Skywalker in the Senate building. Bail Organa becomes Supreme Chancellor in an emergency session of the Senate.
The Separatists obliterate Tipoca City by orbital bombardment, ending clone production. Less than six months later, Coruscant falls to the ever-increasing might of the Separatist droid armies, as does Alderaan and many other worlds. Without replacement clones, the Army of the Republic cannot sustain escalating battle losses. Grievous declares himself Emperor after eliminating a couple of CIS leaders and several Republic senators. This example is not lost on outspoken senators like Mon Mothma and Garm Bel Iblis, who flee and join Bail Organa, Padme Amidala (and her twins), and the remnants of the Republic navy out in the Rim Territories. A much-reduced Jedi Order led by Yoda scatters as the Empire mercilessly hunts them down.
The Clone Wars segues directly into the Galactic Civil War, with the Alliance to Restore the Republic fighting an insurgency against the new Empire. What would normally be 19 BBY in a canon timeline becomes year zero of the Imperial Era (0 IE). The campaign begins a few months after the creation of the Empire. The galaxy remains fractured and ablaze. Many sectors continue to openly resist the Empire, and with the bulk of what used to be the Republic navy under rebel control, the Empire is far from having the iron grip on the galaxy it would have had under the rule of Sith lords.
The Rebel fleet does contain clones. On the few ships that have both Jedi and clones aboard, relations are frigid between them. While the clones hold no antipathy for surviving Jedi (the clones were just following orders), the Jedi, understandably, do not trust clones after troops that had been thought to be honorable turned on their commanders. The Jedi Order was betrayed, and most Jedi will not work with clones, viewing them as less human than a protocol droid. At least droids are loyal.
Fri Oct 09, 2015 9:35 am
Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:01 am
Quicksilver wrote:Is Kuat still in Republic/Resistance hands
Quicksilver wrote:are the separatists still using mostly H&K designs? Which is to say, are our rebels still using Clone War Republic/Imperial ships while our CIS Empire uses Confederacy style ships, or is it more like the original galactic civil war?
Quicksilver wrote:What year is the game actually taking place in?
Quicksilver wrote:How restrictive/oppressive is the new CIS Empire?
Quicksilver wrote:How 'even' is the civil war? Is it more of the plucky underground rebels of ANH, or the strategic war of the Clone Wars?
Quicksilver wrote:Is the CIS Empire still using mostly droid soldiers/crew?
Quicksilver wrote:How much of this is Edge of the Empire type survival, as opposed to getting into the thick of the galactic exchange? It sounds like from the character creation that we're not going to be 'republic operatives' for example.
Quicksilver wrote:Does the pilot get to pick the Light Freighter, or do you have something in mind?
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