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  Revival Plot
January 9, 2016 12:35:01 AM    View the profile of Aeos 
So, I'm COMPLETELTY lost on what is going.
Are we heading for something somewhere anytime soon?

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  RE: Revival Plot
January 9, 2016 12:51:32 AM    View the profile of Avalar 
This is what I have gotten about Revival through reading and such:

The VE calls everyone back together for a reunion. During the time we're all getting reacquainted some members of an organization called the White Fleet plant a bomb intending to kill Stormz. He is definitely injured severely though we don't know more than that. In the chaos everyone has been moved to the hangar. Meanwhile Trick's fleet shows up, making it seem like he was the one who killed Stormz. We are unaware of the White Fleet. Trick agrees to come aboard though doesn't realize Sol Cortana, the current lead, wants to take him in. As they are talking, and we are all observing because we evacuated to the hangar, someone cries out that there's a bomb. There's a little bit of vagueness here because I thought the bomb went off but I believe some are assuming it didn't or that there is another device.

Point is, where we are at right now is a literal free-for-all for everyone to go and find the bombers. This does not release Trick from all suspicion in our eyes, but he has at least made a bit of a case to Sol with Drac's defense.

< /end explanation>

In the past we used to have a topic that went alongside our stories so that we could discuss what was going on. We also used to have general summaries underneath every post. I would like us to bring back both. 1. The discussion topic was helpful to ask questions that didn't disappear because of chat log. 2. Summaries at the end of a post can clarify vague word usage. i.e. "As Trick is framed for an attack, another bomb goes off". 3. We can coordinate ideas and see what others may be up to.

Slack is awesome, but even if someone asks questions about the story, the only people in the know are the ones currently on. We can't ignore the permanence of the Comnet's communication.
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  RE: Revival Plot
January 9, 2016 3:12:27 PM    View the profile of Havock 
First of all awesome summary Av, thanks for jumping in and getting that info out. I personally dislike the AARs in the story, they take me out of the story, kinda throw a rock at my 4th wall. So I'd prefer a comnet topic to post any major plot twists, clarifications or questions.

Thoughts?
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  RE: Revival Plot
January 9, 2016 6:44:24 PM    View the profile of Fury 
Would like a bit of guidance as to the end game here, without giving away the whole story. Thanks for the update though.

I have no issue with running through the corridors blasting away, but I presume nearly all of us have additional resources stashed in a hangar or field agents, guards, slicers, and planted munitions in storage lockers we could all bring to bear. But should we?

Those in charge of the story, consider what you are working with. There's probably a freighter named MacGuffin full of battle droids in a hangar waiting to go. Don't make us use it. Shove a little clarity and goals our way so we know where to go in guns blazing.

Also, I presume all the above resources are there at your disposal should you require them. You are most welcome.

As for the rest of you in the party I just joined. I'd like to shoot the high targets please. Old knees, don't want to crouch more often than I need to.

Thank you.
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  RE: Revival Plot
January 9, 2016 9:13:58 PM    View the profile of Havock 
OOC From my post:

So Army types, you should be making your way back to the hangar and into the E-9 which will take off soon (without Havock). You may pair up with a Navy type who will be flying TIE fighters with gunner seats (see The Force Awakens….seriously go see it…you really haven’t seen it?) and leave in that fashion if you like. In fact that’s how Havock will leave (/me waves and blows kisses in Drac’s direction).

There is a general confusion at the moment which is to be expected given the circumstances.

When we reach the surface we will be attempting to regain control of a very old VE army base on the surface. We are talking old out dated gear, vehicles, etc (think that scene in Jurassic World when they find the original Jurassic Park…just less Dinosaurs and more raiders).  Should be fun! Let’s get moving!


The intercom was shipwide, so everyone would have heard it.

Feel free to finish up whatever you were doing and have your toon hear the shipwide comm then move to head out.

Navy will provide air support during all of this, so you will be getting orders to take the TIE's from the hangar, but I'll let a Navy type clarify the specifics of that.
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  RE: Revival Plot
January 9, 2016 9:23:51 PM    View the profile of Trykon 
Aeos, was that summary clear, to you?  I agree with Hav: seems pretty complete.

Avalar, thanks for summarizing.  I think you clarified the fact that we didn't have clarity, about the warning of an explosive in the hangar bay.    And I couldn't agree more, especially about the discussion thread: linked OOC brainstorming/clarifying threads are necessary, for big run-ons like this one.

Havock, I know the AARs rubbed some folks the wrong way, and I also know people who really appreciated them.  I wonder if there's a way for us to have our cake and eat it too?  Maybe something like an OOC note that's collapsible/able to be hidden?  So you wouldn't necessarily have to open it and read it, but it would exist for anyone who's joining the story late, or catching up or whatever.  I feel like I've seen "Spoiler" bbc code, on other forums, that might be adaptable for this usage.  Someone who's more tech savvy: does this sound possible?  Havock or anyone else who finds OOC summary notes distracting, is it even worth pursuing a hidden version, or is that going to be basically just as jarring?

Fury: you started this rollercoaster!  I don't think anybody is "in charge of the story," though members of both the AHC and NHC have been trying to brainstorm ideas (via Slack), and have at least shaped this improve-fest a little bit.  But there's very little in the way of clear direction because nobody is the designated story leader, and we're all working in what amounts to VE Legends canon.    If you have ideas, by all means, inject them into the story or offer them here for others to use (as indeed you just did)!  But I think most of us are using Revival as a chance to do some low-stakes experimentation with our characters, just getting back in the rhythm of posting.  So nobody should feel like they're waiting for approval, during this one.
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  RE: Revival Plot
January 9, 2016 9:32:48 PM    View the profile of Fury 
Not a problem, but I was just casting the die to see what we could get going. We all showed up, cobbled a Slack and swept the floors a bit.

I know Tal is working a backstory (and thanks for that as I was out of pocket for a couple critical weeks!) and I certainly did not want to override anyone's good works here.

In short, ground pounders are taking a caravan of pain down to the surface.

Without giving too much away, does that imply the ship is secure enough to deal with whatever drama we are planning to leave? If not, since I'm basically a detached senior officer with an assorted squad of n'er do wells (and Merr if she wishes) I could stay behind.

Not sure if that works into your plans though. Probably go dirtside since that's what I know best anyway.
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  RE: Revival Plot
January 9, 2016 9:56:05 PM    View the profile of Trykon 
That's a question mostly for Stormz, I should think: Sol Cortana (the acting head of the Navy, and commanding officer of the ship in danger) is his character.

Speaking purely OOC, it seems clear to me that the ship is still in danger.  Even for characters IC, it should be clear that not everything is secure, yet.  So, yeah: feel free to take up the subplot of the White Fleet operatives.  Track them down, if you want to!  Seems like a good gig for your diverse group of characters: slicers, droids, etc.

Drac, Cortana, and Trick are distracted, trying to see if they can trust each other and therefore unite against a common enemy.  Seems likely that in all the pandemonium, basic security is being neglected.  *cough* Cortana! *cough*

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  RE: Revival Plot
January 10, 2016 8:38:18 AM    View the profile of Aeos 
More than enough Thanks for clearing things up XD

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  RE: Revival Plot
January 10, 2016 9:42:24 AM    View the profile of Havock 
Awesome, let's keep using this thread anyone can post here to share plot developments or anything they want others to be aware of in their posts. Also this will continue to be the place to voice questions. Well done all.
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  RE: Revival Plot
January 10, 2016 3:17:19 PM    View the profile of Trykon 
Great posts, everybody!  Drac, Stormz: you want the next entry in our subplot, or should I start working up a post?
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January 11, 2016 5:52:50 PM    View the profile of Tetrarch 
I put up a post to flesh out our antagonists. The bug just bit me and I thought it was more fun than shooting faceless drones. I hope I didn't jump the gun and if this is treading on the toes of anything planned by higher-ups then I'll happily remove it. Older members on Slack said just go ahead with it.

I imagined a mixture of Imperial deserters and the usual pirate riff-raff, smugglers who thrown together by circumstance are now avoiding shooting each other because the Empire have come calling. Just in case my writing was unclear, here are some of the names so feel free to use them

Makar- The spice abusing leader who's keeping control just through his monopoly on it.
Ghall- his cutter and enforcer.
Laoch- a pyromaniac Imperial convict trooper
F'x'eit- Verpine tech
Wazal-arrogant smuggler
Kaio- knife happy renegade and pirate scum
Snaga-nervous smuggler
Vake- competent mercenary

There's some marauders now wanting to play hide and go seek with the stormtroopers in the undergrowth around the base so please feel free to kill and maim as you see fit.
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  RE: Revival Plot
January 11, 2016 6:03:02 PM    View the profile of Havock 
Very cool Tet
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  RE: Revival Plot
January 12, 2016 1:45:30 AM    View the profile of Trykon 
Figured the Cortana-Drac-Trick trio subplot could use some advancing.

In case anything's unclear, here's a summary:

After taking Commodore Cortana's measure, Trick decides to trust her, and offers to turn himself over to her.  But on one condition: she has to pledge to treat SGE personnel as the equals of VE personnel.  Trick says he wants a complete reconciliation and reintegration of the two factions, and offers to end the tense stand-off right there and then, in the corridor a relatively short way away from the hangar.  Cortana takes him up on the offer, though she admits she is not the ultimate authority in the VE, and therefore can't guarantee the reintegration.  She gives her word, though, to use what power she has to protect the SGE people, and Trick accepts that as good enough.  Cortana places Trick under arrest.  Before he's led away to the detention area, Trick assigns Grent Notimo and the commandos of Strill to Drac until further notice.
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  RE: Revival Plot
January 14, 2016 2:34:01 PM    View the profile of Fury 
Apparently there is some confusion as to my last couple posts. In order to give you all some freedom of motion, I grabbed some NPCs, attacked a guard post and captured some vehicles.

You are absolutely welcome to the vehicles, other than the truck I stole. That's my beater.

I just wanted to meet the enemy and move us literally down the road a bit. The base is still the goal and untouched.

Have some fun with it.
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