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Duracell got banned. So I want to pick up the torch.

COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS ARE WELCOME!!! VERY MUCH SO!!!

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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I’m going to go slow and establish the history of the GFFA

Feb. 19 Update: I’m brainstorming with random ideas first. The timeline will come after establoshing the culture, organizations, and technology of the Star Wars Universe.

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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Another Galaxy…another time.

30,000 Years BBY (BB=Before the Battle of Yavin):

The hyperdrive is invented. This technology allows starships to “jump” into another dimension in which travel time between stars is drastically reduced. This allows a truly Galactic Civilization to begin to form.

*Prior to this Warp Drives did allow practical interstellar travel, but only within local star clusters. Maximum speeds achievable with Warp Drive would allow a starship to cross the galaxy in 200 years.

*Warp Drive is needed to explain how, in ESB, the Millennium Falcon can get from one star system to another in a short period of time (was it weeks or months in the film?) without a functioning Hyperdrive.

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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Early History of the Galaxy:

25500 BBY:

With the invention of Hyperdrive Xim the Despot is able to expand his Slave Empire across the entire Core Worlds. He ruled from Cinnagar in the Deep Core.

A rebellion led by dissident groups in the main Human worlds of Correlia and Coruscant (and others) results in the destruction of Xims Empire.

Despite the destruction of Xims Empire, conflicts between various groups would continue to occur during expansion into the area of space that would become known as The Colonies.

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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Random ideas follow:

Humanity is easily the dominant species in the galaxy, having come to sentience earlier than other species and thus had much more time to expand in power and population. The Mon Calamari are a distant second. Their entry on the side of the rebellion after the destruction of the Death Star-class Mobile Battlestation is a major boost to The Alliance to Restore the Republic.

The Sith are an order of evil Darkside Force users, former Jedi. They flee persecution into the Unknown Regions, where their ability to control the desires and ethics (but not specific actions) of others allows them to build up a great empire amongst the many non-human peoples of the area. Battle Meditation is a Sith invention and specialty. They are much less choosy in training others in Force techniques and powers. As a result the Armed Forces of the Sith, despite their vast numerical inferiority compared to those of The Republic, contains many more Force Users. As former Jedi, they wield the “lightsaber” or “laser sword”; A close combat energy melee weapon.

The Sith Wars:

Basically the same as Dark Horse Comics Tales of the Jedi, Dark Lords of the Sith, and the video games KOTOR and KOTOR2. With the difference being the above mentioned large numbers of Force trained warriors on the side of the Sith.

Darth Vader, a Dark Jedi in the service of The Galactic Empire, claims the mantle Dark Lord of the Sith millennia later, after rediscovering some of the orders techniques. He plans to restore the order, believing only a loyal order of Force users can restore order (no pun intended) to the galaxy, but fears The Emperor’s wrath should he put those plans in motion. The Emperor prefers a virtual monopoly on Force knowledge and techniques and, although he has learned many Sith techniques himself, does not consider himself the heir to their order.

The Mandalorians

They worship two things: war and technology

Powered Armour and semi-sentient Basilisk War Droids are features unique to their civilization.

Decimated after The Second Sith War, the Mandalorian Exodus occurs. Mandalorians disappear from Known Space until The Clone Wars

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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I like what you’re doing here. It looks like you’re creating a chronology using the OT as your basis. It’s a neat idea.

Were the Sith being persecuted by the Jedi or just the Republic in general?

I like the idea of Palpatine not being a Sith. He strikes me as someone who is so egotistical that he wouldn’t hold allegiance to any religion or culture at all. He would see himself as above that sort of thing.

To be honest, I’m not totally sure about the name “Xim the Despot.” Maybe something a little more grandiose sounding. I’d like to hear more about his character, though.

That’s an interesting choice to have the Calamari as the second most developed species. I don’t remember which species has that position in canon, but I had assumed it was something like the Muuns or the Bith. I’m not an expert on that, though.

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Servii said:

I like what you’re doing here. It looks like you’re creating a chronology using the OT as your basis. It’s a neat idea.

Thanks! I am perfectly willing to use good ideas from the Legends and even (dear God) the PT as long as they don’t contradict the OT. As an example; I certainly like the idea of powerful quasi-military organizations (such as The Trade Federation) developing towards the end of the Old Republic.

Were the Sith being persecuted by the Jedi or just the Republic in general?

The Jedi only. Put out a spark instead of a fire is the idea. The way I see it the Jedi who become the Sith essentially feel that they should rule due to their greater knowledge and power via training in The Force, whereas the Jedi prefer to remain advisors. A Gandalf vs. Saruman kind of thing.

At least at the start. I think later the Jedi become more integrated with the Republic Armed Forces as an elite corps (kind of like Delta Force, SAS etc. in our own world). This process would be gradual, but then accelerate during The Clone Wars.

I like the idea of Palpatine not being a Sith. He strikes me as someone who is so egotistical that he wouldn’t hold allegiance to any religion or culture at all. He would see himself as above that sort of thing.

A correct assessment of his character. No way would he ever lower himself to use a lightsaber!

To be honest, I’m not totally sure about the name “Xim the Despot.” Maybe something a little more grandiose sounding. I’d like to hear more about his character, though.

Mentioned in passing in the old Daley Han Solo novels from the 80s. The background info that I have for him is directly from those books.

That’s an interesting choice to have the Calamari as the second most developed species. I don’t remember which species has that position in canon, but I had assumed it was something like the Muuns or the Bith. I’m not an expert on that, though.

They provide the main capital ships for the Rebellion at The Battle of Endor, so it made sense to me to give them an extensive interstellar civilization. Sadly the design of their ships happens to be one of my least favourite designs from the OT. They look like giant space turds! 😁

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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theprequelsrule said:

Servii said:

To be honest, I’m not totally sure about the name “Xim the Despot.” Maybe something a little more grandiose sounding. I’d like to hear more about his character, though.

Mentioned in passing in the old Daley Han Solo novels from the 80s. The background info that I have for him is directly from those books.

Never mind, then, I retract my issue. I always love digging up old pre-PT lore about the history of the galaxy. It’s sparse and you have to really look for it, but it’s fascinating how it gets the imagination turning and gives you a sense of how the prequels could have gone.

That’s an interesting choice to have the Calamari as the second most developed species. I don’t remember which species has that position in canon, but I had assumed it was something like the Muuns or the Bith. I’m not an expert on that, though.

They provide the main capital ships for the Rebellion at The Battle of Endor, so it made sense to me to give them an extensive interstellar civilization. Sadly the design of their ships happens to be one of my least favourite designs from the OT. They look like giant space turds! 😁

Great, now I can’t unsee that. I actually love the Mon Calamari ships lol. Their round design is a nice contrast to the angular Imperial ships.

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Servii said:

theprequelsrule said:

Servii said:

To be honest, I’m not totally sure about the name “Xim the Despot.” Maybe something a little more grandiose sounding. I’d like to hear more about his character, though.

Mentioned in passing in the old Daley Han Solo novels from the 80s. The background info that I have for him is directly from those books.

Never mind, then, I retract my issue. I always love digging up old pre-PT lore about the history of the galaxy. It’s sparse and you have to really look for it, but it’s fascinating how it gets the imagination turning and gives you a sense of how the prequels could have gone.

That’s an interesting choice to have the Calamari as the second most developed species. I don’t remember which species has that position in canon, but I had assumed it was something like the Muuns or the Bith. I’m not an expert on that, though.

They provide the main capital ships for the Rebellion at The Battle of Endor, so it made sense to me to give them an extensive interstellar civilization. Sadly the design of their ships happens to be one of my least favourite designs from the OT. They look like giant space turds! 😁

Great, now I can’t unsee that. I actually love the Mon Calamari ships lol. Their round design is a nice contrast to the angular Imperial ships.

I’m sure the design contrast was indeed intentional, but what was the inspiration for the actual design? Pickles?

I would have based it on something like a Manta Ray or other acquatic life.

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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theprequelsrule said:

Servii said:

theprequelsrule said:

Servii said:

To be honest, I’m not totally sure about the name “Xim the Despot.” Maybe something a little more grandiose sounding. I’d like to hear more about his character, though.

Mentioned in passing in the old Daley Han Solo novels from the 80s. The background info that I have for him is directly from those books.

Never mind, then, I retract my issue. I always love digging up old pre-PT lore about the history of the galaxy. It’s sparse and you have to really look for it, but it’s fascinating how it gets the imagination turning and gives you a sense of how the prequels could have gone.

That’s an interesting choice to have the Calamari as the second most developed species. I don’t remember which species has that position in canon, but I had assumed it was something like the Muuns or the Bith. I’m not an expert on that, though.

They provide the main capital ships for the Rebellion at The Battle of Endor, so it made sense to me to give them an extensive interstellar civilization. Sadly the design of their ships happens to be one of my least favourite designs from the OT. They look like giant space turds! 😁

Great, now I can’t unsee that. I actually love the Mon Calamari ships lol. Their round design is a nice contrast to the angular Imperial ships.

I’m sure the design contrast was indeed intentional, but what was the inspiration for the actual design? Pickles?

I would have based it on something like a Manta Ray or other acquatic life.

I think that they didn’t want something that was too overtly aquatic looking. The ships we see still seem like something an aquatic species would build, but don’t feel out of place in a Rebel fleet with a multi-species crew. That’s what I think they were going for.

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Clone Wars. Droid Wars (?)

The Republic will not use Clones, but fight against them. I like the idea of the Republic forces being based on droids with with live troops in a supporting role. The Jedi act as elite forces - specializing in both aerial/spacefighter combat and infantry engagements (two seemingly opposite areas of warfare).

Arrayed against them are The Clone Masters. They employ clone forces, genetically manufactured war beasts (like the xenomorphs in Alien), and later ally themselves with the Mandalorians to act as a counter to the Jedi.

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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I like it. The idea of the Republic using droids makes more sense to me, since it’s more humane than using clones. I’ve tried doing my own prequel rewrites before, and I always got stuck on how to define the connection between the clones and the Mandalorians. Your idea makes sense, though I want to hear more about these Clone Masters.

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Servii said:

I like it. The idea of the Republic using droids makes more sense to me, since it’s more humane than using clones. I’ve tried doing my own prequel rewrites before, and I always got stuck on how to define the connection between the clones and the Mandalorians. Your idea makes sense, though I want to hear more about these Clone Masters.

As you are aware the PT introduces these other powers within the Republic: The Trade Federation, Banking Clan etc. The Clone Masters are one of these; geniuses when it comes to genetic engineering

-Maybe they create supersoldiers
-Maybe The Mandalorians, in their later years, are these supersoldiers
-Maybe The Republic rejects them when offered by The Clone Masters to replace Droid armies. Then the Clone Masters decide to take over the Old Republic. Or…
-Maybe The Republic was always based on clones and The Clone Masters revolt when the Republic plans to replace clones with droids - essentially putting The Clone Masters out of business.

Many possibilities 😃

I think I will name the species the Clone Masters belong to as the Spaarti.

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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lightsabers and their relatives

At one time a popular melee weapon amongst elite forces throughout the galaxy due to tales of the Jedi’s prowess with them in battle

Yes, they can deflect blaster bolts if the user has sufficient reflexes.

Plasma blades are a similar technology utilized by The Mandalorians.

-Unlike a lightsaber, they generate significant heat

-they also draw much, much more power than a lightsaber, requiring the user to be in powered armour

-Often used by Assault Troopers during boarding operations

-The blades have a much more wild, jagged appearance

-members of the infamous combat unit known as The Knights of Ren was particularly renowned for their use of the plasma blade

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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theprequelsrule said:

Servii said:

I like what you’re doing here. It looks like you’re creating a chronology using the OT as your basis. It’s a neat idea.

Thanks! I am perfectly willing to use good ideas from the Legends and even (dear God) the PT as long as they don’t contradict the OT. As an example; I certainly like the idea of powerful quasi-military organizations (such as The Trade Federation) developing towards the end of the Old Republic.

Says the guy whose username is “theprequelsrule”.

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TestingOutTheTest said:

theprequelsrule said:

Servii said:

I like what you’re doing here. It looks like you’re creating a chronology using the OT as your basis. It’s a neat idea.

Thanks! I am perfectly willing to use good ideas from the Legends and even (dear God) the PT as long as they don’t contradict the OT. As an example; I certainly like the idea of powerful quasi-military organizations (such as The Trade Federation) developing towards the end of the Old Republic.

Says the guy whose username is “theprequelsrule”.

Well, I thought I was being funny at the time. Possibly I was drunk. 😃

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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I was wondering if the name was ironic, or if you used to think the prequels ruled until you had a change of opinion lol.

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I was wondering if the name was ironic, or if you used to think the prequels ruled until you had a change of opinion lol.

Cognitive Dissonance is a hell of a drug. I used to believe Lucas was a genius, so of course The Prequels had to be great! But by the time I joined this form I completely loathed them. Then I got excited about The Sequels…

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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The Hutts

controlled a large mercantile Empire in the Midrim

Slaves, slaves, and more slaves. The Jedi led a crusade which smashed Hutt control and freed the slaves. The Hutts are great survivors though and quickly recovered to dominate the intergalactic grey market. 1000 years later, when the Republic declined, they came to be the de-facto rulers of much of The Outer Rim territories and slavery once again became common. Many a Senator was on the payroll of the Hutts, and his promise to stamp this corruption out was one of the main reasons Senator Palpatine was elected President of the Senate.

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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Moffs and Grand Moffs

A rank that originated during The Clone Wars which combined civilian and military authority in one role. It was an emergency measure during a time of chaos that was need to coordinate both areas of authority. Moffs were thus either former High Admirals (who command Sector fleets) or Field Marshals who now gained civilian/judiciary powers in their Sector.

A Moff was in charge of a Sector, the largest unit of governance within the Old Republic. Grand Moffs were placed in charge of multiple sectors. These groupings were called Oversectors and the amount of territory (the number of Sectors) each one comprised could change as needed. Only where there had been an almost complete breakdown of government control in multiple Sectors would Oversectors be created and Grand Moffs be appointed.

Crucially, Grand Moffs are created via executive order of The President of the Senate and answer directly to his authority.

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-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord

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I’m glad you’re incorporating Moffs into your prequel era in a way that gradually transitions to their role in the OT. Tarkin really should have had a role in the PT beyond a cameo. Someone that important in the Imperial hierarchy, who was basically the main villain of the first movie, really deserves at least some setup.

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Supreme Commander, Grand Admirals and Warlords

Grand Admirals are an innovation of Palpatine. They are not necessarily in command of any particular Sector or Fleet but, similar to Grand Moffs, are put in charge of specific areas or specific missions as needed. They exist outside the traditional Imperial/Old Republic Naval hierarchy and answer only to The Emperor; their authority is his authority and disobeying their commands carried the crime of High Treason - which in the Imperial era was codified in law as an attempt to overthrow The Emperor. Summary execution (without trial) was the penalty.

Unlike Grand Moffs, Grand Admiral rank was permanent and would not cease to exist once their mission was deemed complete. A Grand Admiral outranked a Grand Moff in the Imperial Hierarchy.

Supreme Commander of the Republic forces was typically promoted from the High Admiral or Field Marshal ranks of Republic service. He had overall command of all Republican forces. Under The Empire the rank became mostly bureaucratic in nature as Palpatine would not risk a rival who had such forces under his command.

Warlord was a ceremonial title given to victorious commanders under The Empire. Only the greatest victories that brought great wealth and/or eliminated a major threat to The Empire could result in the title being granted. The recipient was allowed to wear gold piping on their uniforms. It also carried a substantial yearly allowance from the Imperial coffers.

“It is only through interaction, through decision and choice, through confrontation, physical or mental, that the Force can grow within you.”
-Kreia, Jedi Master and Sith Lord