TALES OF THE JEDI: RETURN OF THE SITH A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... After the Empire was defeated by Luke Skywalker and the Rebel Alliance, a golden era of peace reigned. The New Republic was formed and the last residues of Imperial resistance were stamped out across the galaxy. Queen Leia Amidala Skywalker played a crucial part in restoring peace and order, and was elevated to President of the New Republic, the highest ranking position in the galaxy. Her husband, the legendary Han Solo, became Grand Marshall of the New Republic Defense Force, overseeing the military aspect of government. Luke Skywalker, on the other hand, was raised to god-like status and revered by all. Many feared and admired his mysterious powers and abilities, exaggerating his feats in the re-telling of the downfall of the Sith Lord. Luke's personal mission became the restoration of the Jedi tradition, culminating in the establishment of the New Jedi Order. Luke was joined by several Jedi who, like Obi-Wan Kenobi and Yoda, were deep in hiding and with their help trained the next generation of Force-sensitives. All was right with the Force. More than a decade later... After the Empire was resolved, Luke Skywalker had felt an overwhelming sense of euphoria from the Force, as if the entire universe had exhaled a sigh of contentment. But immediately after, Luke was plagued by a restless, niggling feeling that something was left un-done. He manage to ignore it for years by keeping himself busy with rebuilding the New Jedi Order and going on diplomatic missions for his sister, President Leia. Still, the feeling was there, waiting for him at night when he laid down to rest. When he shared his feelings with General Solo, his close friend told him he was just being paranoid. Finally, when the Jedi could function without him, Luke decided to embark in a single ship across the galaxy to pursue his persistent intuition, with no one but his loyal astrobot, R2-D2. Leia and Han Solo (along with C-3PO) argued that it was a foolish and unsafe endeavor, but they finally realized that this was something that Luke had to do, or he would never find peace. So they wished him luck and let him go. It was exactly three days later that all communications were lost with him and Luke Skywalker virtually disappeared. The Mission: A task force is being assembled to locate and bring back Luke Skywalker, at all costs. The leader of the team is Alain Root, a Jedi Master who was trained by Luke Skywalker and has a seat on the Jedi Council. Alain has enlisted the best Jedi students in the Order to accompany him on their rescue mission. YOU are those Jedi. You were informed via digital messege that you were give a spot on the task force. Our story begins as you make your way to a conference room at the Jedi Temple for a debriefing with Alain Root, a Jedi Master known for his chivalric and noble attitude. Grab your Lightsabers and meet him there. Force Abilities: Each character can have up to three abilities to start and they will gain another ability at the end of each chapter. Examples of Force abilities are as follows: Force Pull/Push: the ability to propel objects away from, or closer to, your person. Force Jump: the ability to leap incredible heights. Force Run: the ability to move at the speed of the wind while running. Force Crush: to put enormous pressure on an object from all sides using the Force. Levitation: the ability to hover in one direction at a time. Mind Trick: to influence someone's immediate memory/thoughts. Healing: to heal surface wounds in yourself or others. --------------------- Advanced Abilities: (Off-limits til Chapter Three.) Force Body: To push your body beyond its limits, increasing your endurance and stamina through the Force. Force Orb: The ability to create a sphere of Force energy and use it to demolish almost any obstacle. Absorption: The ability to absorb energy, allowing you to stop laser blasts with your hand or absorb Sith lightning into your palm and redirect it. Ballistakinesis: To accelerate a handful of small objects to lethal speed at a target. Force Grounding: To stay grounded in one spot, unmovable by the Force. Force Flight: The ability to fly for short periods of time. Character Templates: (Post in discussion thread for approval.) Name: Species: Gender: Age: Force abilities: 1) 2) 3) Appearance: Personality: Rules: No God-moding. Do not control other players. Each post must be substantial, a full paragraph or more. Follow the rules and have fun.