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USH'S ORIGINAL TRILOGY GAME EPISODE I 'LANZAR'- Rebel Alliance Thread

It is a dark time for the Galaxy. From his palace on Coruscant, the vile Emperor Palpatine directs his pitiless forces to spread the power of his Empire throughout the Galaxy. The last remaining rights and privileges of the Sovereign worlds are being eroded. Hope is fading.

Yet resistance survives. Operating from a hidden base, the forces of the REBEL ALLIANCE do what they can to undermine the efforts of the Emperor. Enraged, the Emperor has dispersed the mighty Imperial Fleet throughout the Galaxy to hunt down and destroy the Rebel insurgents.

Meanwhile, he has also directed elite taskforces to enforce his will in other trouble spots of the Galaxy. One of these is the planet Lanzar, homeworld of the vicious Osokan race, where he seeks to supplant the democratic will of the people with either appointed leaders of his own- or even destruction of their civilisation.

Unknown to the Empire, which suspects only a few loud-mouthed Rebel malcontents, the Rebel Alliance has put together an elite team of its own to oppose the Imperial efforts on Lanzar. They hope to make Lanzar a demonstration to the Galaxy as a whole that even the will of the Emperor can be resisted…



Welcome to the brand new Original Trilogy game! There's really not much more to say here that has not been said in other threads. It's a simple plot which has been made to fit whatever characters play, so there are no personal plotlines (except one surprise one, which is there for a different reason).

You have chosen to play a Rebel. Yay! For once, a good guy for which things will get BETTER as time goes by. For the Rebels, this is good ol' 70s style sci-fi adventure. Make sure you argue alot, have 70s hair cuts and listen to outlandish disco music, before going and pulling insane stunts to save the day from his jackbooted grey-suited Imperial bastards.

But please do remember that this game has both a political and active side, and try to respect both! If you are new to one of my games, this is a great place to start, but please do also respect the experience of the veterans; following their lead is never a bad thing.

BTW, this is an opposed game, the first for a while. No rule is in place trying to stop people looking at the Imperial thread, but you may wish to have the experience of not doing so; I leave it up to you if you think that will be better.

Let's go...


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Abandoned Asteroid facility, Malastare sector

Mid-Rim, Imperial Space


The identification process had taken the figures, all clad in clumsy environment suits, 15 minutes, as coded signals passed between their comms units and the unit of the man inside.

“Finally…” commented one of them, as the airlock door swung open. The suits crowded inside, and waited as the pressure equalised, and air flooded in. They removed their suits gratefully.

“Hell’s teeth, it’s freezing in here,” one of them said. A series of clicking noises came from his bug-like companion, who was in an impressively constructed suit. “Yeah. I hear that…” said the man back in reply. The inner door swung open to reveal their Contact- a surprisingly young man.

“I am afraid the solar heaters are on the fritz,” he said. “This place hasn’t been used in decades.” He extended a hand. “Senator Klinge-Faust?” The distinguished Senator took the hand in his oversized suit glove and tried his best to look dignified as he shook it.

“Nice to meet you,” said the ageing Senator. “And your name?”

“Ah, I’m just your Contact. It’s safer that way. Please, do all come in.” Ice was frosting on the walls as they came through.

“Who exactly did used to use this place?” asked an elegantly dressed woman as she came inside.

“Originally it was a navigation marker, before this field was on everyone’s navigation charts. Did you ever hear of an ancient type of building called a lighthouse?” The Contact saw a nod from the Senator. “Same principle. It wasn’t designed to be always manned, just accessible for maintenance. Of course, everyone’s charts were updated eventually and it wasn’t needed any more; that was over a hundred years ago.”

“I thought you said it had only been decades?”

“It’s been a century since its official use. But since then it has been used by the occasional criminal organisation as a place to hide. We have some contacts who told us about it; it suits our purposes fine. If any of you are too cold, there is a piece of animal skin fashioned into a coat large enough to dress a Hutt in one of the storage lockers. Should keep you warm.” There was another burst of clicking noises.

”Who the hell would need a coat like that?” translated his companion.

“Scary, isn’t it? Old business now, though. Other than a few broken tools which I think were for cybernetic maintenance, this place is pretty clean. That’s figurative as well as literal; the Empire have no idea about its existence, for sure.”

“Yeah, yeah,” said another female, a rough-dressed one in stark contrast with the richly dressed one who spoke before. “That’s sweet, but my space legs don’t rate this place. I want out of here ASAP, so get on with it, will you?”

“Very well…”

-

Some minutes later, the group were assembled in what passed for a common room. A primitive screen display was used to highlights points for the briefing.

“I am sure you have all heard the basics as to why we have pulled this team together. I’ll fill you in on the details, and that will be your last point of contact with the Alliance before you proceed with the mission.”

A planet flicked up on the screen.

“The planet Lanzar. Home of the Osokans; a very vicious race indeed, most famous for four things- their incredible strength, their regenerative constitution, their talent for hunting, and their deadly neurowhip weapons they use for close quarters fighting. The planet itself is famous for one other things- its incredibly dangerous wildlife, which survives intact from times before most recorded history. It’s not a nice place and if the Empire wasn’t involved there we would have nothing to do with it- as it is, there are worse things than Osokans. Now, if you want to know any more about Osokans themselves, people like the Senator have the details.

(i.e. ask the veteran players who know about Osokans in my game.)

Now, Lanzar has spent much of its recent history- I am talking about recent centuries here- under an edict forbidding its Hunting Guilds and the production of the neurowhip, after the Osokans became too dangerous to be tolerated. That changed in the years leading up to the Clone Wars, where in some dodgy deal brokered with the Republican administration- under, surprise surprise, Chancellor Palpatine- the Guilds and the whip were allowed to flourish again. We have a few ideas why, though it’s not greatly important because what actually happened around the time the Clone Wars started is that the whole planet was plunged into a vicious civil war- when Osokan fights Osokan, trust me, its REALLY vicious.

“Now, once Palpatine became Emperor and had secured his position, he seemed to become keen to re-establish his links with Lanzar. This led to tacit support for one of the Hunting Lodges in the civil war, under the control of a Lodge Master named Matadan. Matadan eventually became leader of Lanzar- the Guildmaster of all the Hunting Lodges. The Empire made it widely known that peace had come to Lanzar and that Matadan was the being responsible, a true and elected leader of his people. These are Imperial lies. Matadan came to power by force, aided by the Empire, and the ballot that elected him was rigged.

“The joke was on the Empire, though, because Matadan hasn’t lasted. This year, the civil war broke out again and in a rather vicious coup, Matadan has been deposed and replaced by a new Guildmaster named Drakkon. Unrest remains on Lanzar to this day.

“What the hell has this got to do with us? Well, first of all, we are in principle opposed to Imperial involvement in sovereign worlds- especially when it is simply a cynical attempt to extend their own power. But more importantly, this one is personal to the Empire. Lanzar has been major news, so the Senate has become involved. A very senior Senatorial mission, under the control of Coran Andran, a powerful Senator indeed, has gone to Lanzar in an attempt to broker a peace deal. DESPITE this, our intelligence says that the Emperor is sending forces to settle the Osokan issue by pure military force.

“Even more importantly, the force being sent to Lanzar consists of elite personnel- it is one of the new Imperial taskforces being formed that you people were originally put together to specifically oppose. We never thought this is where we would send you into action first, but the Emperor, for whatever reason, has chosen this first battlefield, and so Alliance command has decided you should go in.

“The stakes are higher than you might think. The idea that the Empire would get militarily involved on Lanzar is one that is politically delicate. To do it whilst the Senatorial mission is still there… would be outright disastrous. Even the Emperor would only do that under dire circumstances- he would be seen to be directly striking against the Senate, which he cannot do; he needs the Senate’s co-operation to rule an Empire this big. Yet he has sent this taskforce in. Half the Galaxy is going to be watching Lanzar to see what happens. This is a direct opportunity for us to thwart the will of the Emperor- and EVERYONE will see it.

“Your orders are simple. Get to Lanzar and mess up what the Emperor wants in any way possible. Your priority is to establish good relations with the Osokans- this will not be easy, as they are not nice people, but they are under threat and may be looking for allies. Drakkon is clearly no friend of the Emperor and it has been already suggested to him that he may be receiving visitors. I can’t comment on details of other Alliance activities, of course, but be assured that the Alliance supported his rebellion from the start.

“The best thing you can do is to protect the Senatorial mission. The Empire will want it shut down; it must persist. This is not a war of blasters, incidentally. That is a war of words. Even better, if the Senators could SUCCESSULLY broker a peace deal, then the entire reason for the Imperial presence would be destroyed; that would be a huge setback for the Empire.

“Time is essential. If the Emperor is determined, the Imperial forces will hit home. You will need time to do what you can to help the Osokans. Those of you of a more… active… disposition, your orders are to sabotage the Imperial war effort and delay them as long as possible. They will be in hostile territory, which will be of help to you. But… there is something very important I must give you as an order. Do not try and harm senior Imperial personnel. If Rebel terrorists start taking potshots at important Imperials on Lanzar then we can kiss Drakkon’s administration goodbye. Do not give the Empire a legitimate reason for military action under ANY circumstances. This is difficult, I know. Your sabotage must be careful and subtle. Oh… and try not to get caught.

“Of course, if the invasion is in full swing, it matters less. But we have not pulled together people like the Senator and the Duchess- pardoning your Grace- to this mission just to have their efforts undermined by some foolish blaster shot. I hope that’s clear.

“Those are the basics. Please feel free to ask any questions.”

And indeed those are the basics! And do feel free to ask away.

Meanwhile, I want you to consider your entry plan. What ships are going to Lanzar, under what pretences, and how will you act when you arrive?


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Feel free to ask the Contact for any advice or strategies- this is the only part of the game in which you are in contact with someone who can help you. You are out of reach of the Alliance for the rest.


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"You've never had any TINY bit of sex, have you?"

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Duchess Sasha Torvuellé raises her hand, a few golden rings glistening on her finger in the dim lighting.

"I have a question, Contact," Sasha says. "How are we to be inserted onto Lanzar?"


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"There is no point hiding your presence in particular," he replies, "so I recommend you make it as official as possible. Klinge-Faust should arraange to go as an additional observer from the Senate; your presence would make the politics of that look better. The rest can pose as your retinue of you both. Aside from anything else, you need not fear any Imperial 'revelation' of your presence. However, this again highlights the importance of not being caught doing anything... 'dodgy'.


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"I find that satisfactory," Galahad responds, his voice naturally quiet, though he could make himself heard when the need be.

He shifted in his robes, which were fashioned after those of his lost son, a Jedi Knight, whom he had loved and missed very dearly.

"Should we find ourselves in a dire situation against the Imperials, or even if the Osokans turn out to be not quite as friendly as we would hope, would we be allowed to bring bodyguards? I think this would only be of consequence to the Duchess Torvuellé and myself."


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"As a Senator on official business you can bring whatever seucrity advisors and specialists you wish," says the Contact. "Just be careful of overplaying that side of things to the Osokans."


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"You've never had any TINY bit of sex, have you?"

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Kai listens to the conversation intentively, and then asks, "Exactly how are we getting on the planet?"


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"Nothing Dodgy? So we're supposed to fly around and cause hell without them knowing its us? Won't it be kinda obvious at that point?"


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Galahad looks to Kai. "I would assume we could take our own craft."

Galahad looks to Cassius. "I would assume not until the Imperials decide to attack, if they attack. I think there might be more to it for sabotaging their efforts against Lanzar and ourselves than simply shooting them down."


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"Maybe. We'll be here if you need something shot down though..."


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"I'd prefer shooting down those blasted TIEs than sitting on our asses on the ground," Scarlet says, propping her combat space boots up on Cassius' chair. "Oh well. Whatever keeps those Imps from getting their way."


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Rhys laughs from his leaning position near the back of the group. "Battle-hungry as you may be, Miss Scarlet, there's more to this than all-out war. Small blasters do well where thermal detonators do not."

Rhys returns his gaze to the Contact. "Where is the central Imperial occupation on Lanzar, and what numbers are we talking here?"


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Scthrk’lmrf-gdrr, the one known as Frank, sat quietly next to the only person in the room he really knew, Rhys. He listened, understanding what was said, and kept his wings tucked back. His armor gleamed, recently repaired and polished from his last fight, and his sword was slung across his back. The two bolters he used, albeit not with that much skill, were at his hips, as were several clips of reloads: Kraken penetration rounds, Firebird extra-incendiary rounds, and 'mundane' bolter rounds, as well.

He looked from person to person, his red eyes glinting softly in the cold light. Were they all as cold as he was, on this frozen planet? He was used to a volcanic planet, one which was often described as a Syllenium dustball; some people made jokes that it was surprising the inhabitants didn't melt. And here he was, in what was effectively a suit of freezing cold armor, on a freezing cold planet... And only barely shivering.

'Frank' looks up at the Contact, not liking people who don't tell their names: it means that you don't know who to track down, if they betray you. He blinks his crimson eyes twice, and then exhales a gout of condensed water, before asking, "Yheshk, whae arhch 'e uf ugest? Hof arhch 'e gefring khuair?" He sighs, a noise that comes out more as a low growl, still frustrated by his kind's inability to speak any other language without it being distorted beyond the point of recognition. The condensed water tinkling around him, chilling him further, 'Frank' looks at Rhys, hoping he understands...

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Eerin Chim, being a rather large bug, remains standing behind his friend and companion Kyle Ragnor.

"[Kyle, when are we leaving for Pig World?]" he asked his friend, clicking with anticipation.


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Rhys smiles at Frank encouragingly. "My buddy Frank here would also like to know what we're up against, and how we're getting there," he finishes with an under-his-breath remark of "Either that, or the Arch of August is needing hair..."

He grins at his companion, saying in Frank's natural tongue, "<Cold, buddy? You look like you've spent a week on Hoth or something. Rub your chest, it'll help.>"


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"<Oh, yes, it's certainly 'the Arch of August is needing hair' Does that even mean anything?>" Frank replies, shivering. He crosses his arms over his chest: his breastplate would get in the way of attempting to rub his own chest... Besides, isn't that terran physiology? Canos are six-limbed mammals (two legs, two arms, two wings); they work differently.

Rather than try and warm himself by pressing freezing armor against thin cloth, against skin, he stretches his wings for a moment, showing the two blaster holes in them, and then wraps them around himself, like a cocoon. The talons on the tip click against the ground, as he shivers, but otherwise, he remains quiet, waiting for an answer.

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"<No, it doesn't mean anything. All this time you've spent with me and you still can't recognise sarcasm?>"

Rhys observes Frank wrap himself in his wings, and shivers again, blowing on his hands and rubbing them together. "<Lucky you. Almost makes me wish I had my own monstrous flying appendages.>"

He continues to wait for an answer from the Contact, only getting colder.


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"<Yes, lucky me. I can't even fly with them, you know. I'm too heavy, and they're too badly scarred. All this time you've spent with me, and you don't even know that?>" He grins, baring his fangs: It looks more like a threatening snarl than anything else, but to those who know what it means, it's a good sign. "<Besides, they make fitting through doors tricky...>"

"<Is there any way we can turn the heat on? I don't care if it's a tire fire that warms it up, this place is impossibly cold...>" he mutters, shivering once more. His body heat slowly warmed up his armor: his back was still a frozen plate of cold, but the rest of him was gradually warming up...

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