A long time a go in a galaxy far, far awayÖ
It is a time many thousands of years before the Battle of Yavin. The world of Dendarii was discovered long ago by Republic explorers. A world with no intelligent life, but congenial to species of humanoid form, it attracted many settlers. Arkanians, Humans, Twiílekís and Zabrack were among the most numerous settlers, but any number of stranger folk established small homesteads as well. The oceans proved pleasant, too, and a variety of amphibious folk settled along the beaches.
Civilizatoin and industry thrived. The Lhosan and Czerka corporations invested heavily in the world, bringing in out of system money and jobs. Great cities rose. Unlike Couresant, they did not swallow the planet up, but rather shared space with agricultural lands and even a few wild places.
Then the Mandalorians cameÖ
The Mandalorians were known as nomadic mercenaries with a strong philosophy of self reliance and no ambitions for empire. They changed. Some whispered they were goaded by the Sith, but no one on Dendarii knows for sure.
The Mandalorians descended upon Republic space in a great wave. Each planet that fell to them seemed to only increase their numbers. Far from the center of the Republlic, Dedarii rallied its defenses quickly, knowing they might well be on their own.
For nine months battle raged across every corner of Dendarii before they surrendered to the Mandlorians. Rebellions continued through the ensuing years as every able bodied adult was pressed into service. The factories were converted to produce weapons and war machines. The young and strong were conscripted into the Mandalorian horde. Rebellions still ravaged the planet for years to come. The Mandalorian hordes advanced deeper into the galaxy, pulling more and more resources away from Dendarii, Ďtil a string of mass bombings against their factories defeated them forever, leaving a ruined world in their place.
That was a generation ago. Dendariiís older people were so devastated that few are even able bodied, much less suited to the brutal world their planet has become. Civilization is reduced to small fiefs and nomadic scavengers. Industry is limited to primitive crafts. The Force is a distant legend. The wizards of this world are those who can repair or maintain the technology of old. The gutted remains of the great cities are treasures troves of salvage, but many are haunted by still active war droids.
Alainís Steadfast is a small community built in the partially restored ruins of an agricultural center. Through hard work, they maintain a surplus of food sufficient for trade. It often also suffices to appease nomadic raiders. They have very few intact droids, and are currently without any working vehicles. The relative abundance of domestic animals somewhat compensate as raiders are usually more interested in their food, machines, and women.
This is where our story beginsÖ
Good morning everyone. I hope you can tell by now that this isn't a typical star wars plot. Imagine instead such stories as The Road Warrior, the Postman, and Water World taking place in the Star Wars Universe. Instead of motorcycles, the raiders ride speeder bikes. Instead of hoarding bullets, you seek power packs for your blasters. Instead of mutants and psychic powers, we have aliens and the lingering touch of the Force. Instead of the map to Dry Land or the restoration of a fallen government, the ultimate dream is to rebuild a space ship and bring back aid from The Republic.
I can give spoilers on the plot I have in mind if you like, but I hope this is teaser enough to draw your attention.
This will be a system game as well as a story. Iíll be running it using Star Wars Saga Edition with first level characters. If you donít know the system, we can work together to build a character for you and the only thing youíll really have to keep track of is your own characterís capabilities.
Ideally, Iíd like to do some tasteful non consensual scenes in this story. This isn't required, but Iíd hope to attract some female characters who would have funófrom time to timeóbeing captured by Raiders and ravished while the rest of the PCs rally to their rescue.