Word has reached the Korriban Sith Elders that an ancient, abandoned Old Sith stronghold has been discovered in the Unknown Regions by the exploration party sent to track Revan after he vanished. It is now 100 years since that legendary Jedi-turned-Sith-turned-Jedi vanished, and only now has anything been found in his wake. Progress has been limited mostly by the fact that the Regions are uncharted, hence their name, and so it takes long periods to chart safe paths through the gravity fields. This discovery is momentous, as intact remnants of their culture are few and far between, and this stronghold is almost entirely intact, though left for what seem to be thousands of years to stand against the elements.
The Korriban Academy decides to send a second party to the station, this time a group more geared towards combat than scientific exploration. After all, the Old Sith were well known to lay traps behind when they left a place, including Force Elementals, battle droids, and other more nightmarish creations. The extent of their power had never been adequately understood, as so little remained of them. Finally the Empire would be able to experience a taste of what wickedness awaited them.
All was not well, however. The rival Malachor Academy, established on Andoran Prime and named in honor of Darth Traya's lost school, intercepted the message in their own way. They immediately sent out a team of their own, with both teams arriving at roughly the same time.
For 100 years, the school silently built up its member and powers, experimenting with an untapped, at least by mainstream Sith, area of Force Powers: Force Sorcery. Sorcery was an ancient art, only hinted at by Old Sith remnants, but the headmaster at Malachor mysteriously seemed to have discovered the secret, one he shared in small doses with his followers, encouraging them to experiment in their own ways and discover for themselves. An extremely diverse Force culture emerged from his example, resembling the Force Mages of old, relying on incantations to invoke their new powers. Sorcery allowed a far more powerful exertion of the Force, but at the cost of much higher rates of exhaustion, and was prone to backfires and unexpected results.
The Malachor and Korriban academies have rapidly forged a violent, hateful rivalry since almost immediately after the Malachor school emerged. Students at both are ordered to kill on sight any member of the other school that has been positively identified. There are no rules to their conflict, no limits of what can and should be done. It is a murderous cycle, one so violent that the still-recovering Jedi order is, for now, staying completely away.
This game is not meant to be your run-of-the-mill universe exploration that is most Star Wars roleplays. I intend this to be a vicious game, with each character having their own particular motivations and opinions, and not simple "representations," if you get my meaning. Even though there are "teams" and "allies," each Sith will be Sith indeed, and thus not beholden to friendships and other "Jedi ideals." Sith do what is necessary to survive, to increase in strength, to be the best.
This is to be a literate
game, complete with detail and internal dialogue where relevant. It should be as psychological as it is violent. I don't want one-line posts unless it's necessary, I don't want responses that don't accomplish something whether it be plot-wise or character-development-wise. This game will run in EX, in two threads to start - one for Malachor and one for Korriban. I will NPC and create settings as necessary, as well as play the Korriban teacher, Aurelia Carlani. My character is at this link: http://elliquiy.com/forums/index.php?topic=23468.msg1627116#msg1627116
I'll modify the format to suit this game and repost it here soon. Korriban
Teacher: Aurelia Carlani (Karma)
Student: Tatin Velandros (TBB)
Student: Kawan Madavoan (Will1984)
Pilot: Sera (Moon and Star)
Open for more rolesMalachor
Teacher: Darth Simetra (Mnemaxa)
Student: Damiana (Trippingsatyr)
Student: Xollen (LadySky)
Student: Rax Vidanes (Aiden)
Sith Laboratory: H8 DR01B (The Great Triangle)
Open for more roles
Additional roles may open as necessary. Please PM character concepts, but game discussion can take place here.