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Cael wrote:I just saw your posts for the Far Orbit Project game. Are there slots available? Can I throw my hat in the ring as an ex-TIE pilot?
ShadoWarrior wrote:Just to give you an idea of the scope of this game, it can accommodate multiple player-controlled capital ships, as well as multiple ships of silhouette 5 or less. Assuming that Vedij survives, he'd remain in overall command with flag rank, with commensurate promotions of the Far Orbit's command staff to ship commands of their own. Fleet battles are a distinct possibility for Acts II and III.
"All of us aliens aren’t born on our home world, you know. I was born and raised on the Ring, and as far as I'm concerned that makes me every bit as Kuati as the next gal – human, wookie or otherwise. Hell, I've only been to Zeltros twice, and the first time was with a tour group. Anyway, I'm Kuati, and that's why I'm here, with the Rebellion. I've seen firsthand with the Imperials will do, starting with the wookies. We didn't want them enslaved, we didn't ask for it, and it sure as hell isn't helping anything, but the Imperials did it anyway. They're starting to look at the rest of us the same way. I don't have the composure to agree with the right hand while fighting with the left, so I went AWOL, and here I am.
I graduated with top marks from Kuati Technical, specializing in Frigate and Cruiser sized vessel maintenance. Joined the Kuat Defense Fleet right after and worked my way up to Drive Master during the Clone Wars. I've been in the service since on a series of kuati corvettes and frigates of various models, including a Nebulan B. I'm Kuat trained and certified for repair and maintenance on that vessel, with experience. You're not going to find anyone else like that out here – You want me on that ship."
Daronn hailed from the war-torn world of Ord Mantell. As soon as he could reach the accelerators, he could be found behind the controls of various repulsorcraft. He turned that knack into a real skill at piloting and from an early age loved tinkering with, gazing at, but mostly flying anything that he could.
When he turned 18 he applied and was accepted into the Imperial Navy. He was accepted, but batteries of tests showed that his reflexes just weren't up to starfighter combat standards. Rather than washing him out, he was transferred to the shuttle corps and made good account of himself flying Lambda shuttles; going so far as to receive a commendation from Commander Thurius, known to be overly harsh to his pilots, for 'a ride so smooth he didn't realize they had left the bay until he felt the jolt of hyperspace'.
When the mutiny occurred, he was sleeping in his bunk and didn't even realize anything was amiss until the next morning. When he reported to his duty shift, he noticed a significant reduction in staff and a lot of worried glances. When Vedij appeared on the flight deck and addressed him, telling him his chance to peacefully depart the mutineers was past, he was noted to have said; "Then it's a good thing you've got a shuttle left, because I'd make a terrible man-at-arms."
ennervance wrote:he wouldn't have protested his assignment to a ship of the line too terribly much; even if it meant he went from a courier service to the snooty, to a more dangerous but more satisfying job flying the Grek shuttles, he would see it as more satisfying.
the basic takeaway being that he's a good pilot outside of combat, a decent one in it, and a poor politicker during the time he was in the Navy ranks.
Roda's family on Corellia have deep Corporate Sector ties. Though they brushed off most questions about the family business, Roda gathered it had something to do with "Import / Export." Regardless, it allowed him first a comfortable lifestyle, and second, the political pull needed to deposit him in the Republic Officer Corps at the beginning of the Clone Wars. He began as an ensign on a Venator-class Star Destroyer, and quickly fell in love with the class of ship. It came as a shock then, as later in his career he was pulled from a Victory-class, promoted to "Commander", and shuffled off to the Far Orbit. Vedij explained to him he lost his post because of his ties to the Old Republic - he wasn't trusted enough to lead in the new order, and the increase in pay grade was just supplication. This stuck with Roda, angered him, and eventually lead him to throw in his lot and join the mutiny. He joined the Republic, after all, not the Empire!
Staff Sergeant Name McLastname (Working title), human Imperial Navy Trooper.
Sgt. Lastname lead a squad in the platoon assigned to the Far Orbit. He knew the Alderaanian arrested for treason, and bought in to the story of it being fabricated - worse, several of his soldiers had horror stories matching his own experiences that the Empire views enlisted troops as expendable, bodies to be thrown at a problem until it was crushed under the weight of corpses while the Imperial Officers sat back in their clubs drinking and laughing.
Lastname was conflicted about the mutiny when it was first broached, but he quickly saw the efficacy of Vedij's plot, and determined collaborating was the only way to save the lives of his soldiers - why should they die for a cause that would never care about them?
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