The major galactic governments are not the only organisations in the galaxy. Great or small, numerous groups influence galactic events in subtle or overt ways. This topic provides a brief overview of organisations with a presence in galactic events, but not worthy of their own dedicated article.
This list is constantly being updated and submissions are both welcome and encouraged.
Once a mighty shipwright producing countless models of starfighters and robust multipurpose vessels for the Galactic Empire, and before that the Old Republic; Lianna-based Sienar Fleet Systems found itself on the brink of financial collapse during the early quarter of 7 ABY. Where SFS had produced a near-inexhaustible number of military hardware for the Imperial war effort, the Military Disarmament Act of 4 ABY placed an increasing stranglehold on Sienar's finances. Finding little traction in expanding to the civilian markets, the then-owners of SFS, the wealthy Santhe family barely kept the company afloat with drastic price cuts, selling their surplus to paramilitary forces and planetary defense fleets. By the end of the fiscal year, SFS had lost its contracts with the New Republic, and made preparations to file for complete insolvency within the next five years.
It seemed as though SFS would fold, until a massive tech stock conglomerate from Jaemus swooped in. Though unproven, some speculated Jaemus were financed by the growing First Order to buy up shipwrights and military hardware specialists through legitimate means. Purchasing a controlling share of stocks for inflated prices, the board members of Sienar found the offer too good to resist. The tech giant had effectively bought out the company from under Santhe, and swiftly shut down production on Lianna. Moving their shipyards and design works to Jaemus, the company founded Sienar Jaemus Fleet Systems (SJS). Ostensibly, Sienar-Jaemus sold decommissioned vessels from SFS to the civilian market, finding a startling amount of success and profit where SFS had not. In truth, the vast majority of sales and profit came from their secret benefactor, the First Order. With a new contract in place, SJS began constructing new starfighters and assault ships in secret for the junta. It would be years before Lianna - now in near-ruin, would find its feet again. Thus the Santhe family maintained only a small servicing facility, occasionally filling private orders for wealthy citizens.
Approached by private contractors of their own, the Santhe family were commissioned to provide a new generation of starfighters for the naval forces of the Obsidian Union, a recently-formed government that was quickly gaining wealth and territory. Officially, Santhe were aiding the Union Navy in a freedom-fighting campaign in the Outer Rim 'liberating' worlds forsaken by the New Republic and terrorized by the First Order. By mid 32 ABY, Santhe had gained - with the Obsidian Union's aid, enough financial footing to re-found SFS as Santhe-Sienar Fleet Systems, in direct opposition to Sienar-Jaemus. Stoking patriotic fervor, Miri Santhe became a popular depiction in Union propaganda, portraying her in a heroic light, while condemning the New Republic's Beolars Bribbs of Incom-FreiTek as a passive-aggressive profiteer, and the Jaemus CEOs as fascist war criminals. Finding immense success and popularity in the Outer Rim, the ubiquitous TIE Fighter, once feared as an instrument of Imperial terror, became a symbol of hope and revolution.
Santhe and the Obsidian Union quickly realized that the vast number of outdated SFS stock could not compete with the technologically-superior SJS fighters, and returned to the drawing board, where they recovered prototype designs, and schematics of lesser-seen specialist craft. In this, SFS revived advanced fightercraft lines previously too costly to mass-produce, and using these blueprints, created the Black Isle Initiative. Black Isle drew the best and brightest engineers from Santhe-Sienar to completely redesign the ageing TIE Fighter. In order to compete with the T-85 X-Wing, and the TIE/vn, Black Isle proposed a total rework of the TIE/hu starfighter. Radically-altered from its original conception, the new starfighter featured current-generation specs, systems and scratch-built components specifically for this new fighter. The end result was a worthy match for its rivals, which SFS christened the TIE/vl, or TIE Valor. Banking on their success, the Black Isle Initiative was refocused into the Black Isle Modernization Program. Over the coming months, Black Isle redesigned both the TIE Interceptor and the TIE Bomber, producing the TIE Predator and TIE Neutralizer, deploying them in limited numbers alongside modernized variants of their original fighters. Additionally, the Obsidian Knights were granted upgraded Valor models, tailored to suit the needs of Force-sensitive pilots who may not have been mechanically-inclined. These rare vessels were dubbed TIE Crusaders, and also saw limited use in the early skirmishes.
Kai'Aati: Oh halloween one off's are designed to be killing machines. We just loved to torture that particular DM as he was normally our problematic player
Sept 19, 2019 2:09:28 GMT
Darth Xaos: Unless you're literally running Tomb of Horrors or one of it's sequels/remakes since everyone knows what they're getting in to with that, it's just not being a good GM to try your very best to kill all the PCs.
Sept 19, 2019 2:07:17 GMT
Darth Kairos: Oh you were playing with our rules?
Sept 19, 2019 2:03:24 GMT
Kai'Aati: Also 2nd editon you have no HP similar to 1st but not as bad. I actually found the character sheets earlier today. We were playing with some really weird point-buy sub-rules that were complicated af but super interesting.
Sept 19, 2019 2:02:53 GMT
Kai'Aati: The point of this one off was to send 4 level 5's to their deaths and none of us died.
Sept 19, 2019 2:00:45 GMT
Darth Xaos: Serves him right.
Sept 19, 2019 2:00:26 GMT