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.
Goon: Is this forum back up? Does it still operate off of EU, or has it swapped to canon
Feb 27, 2020 3:18:27 GMT
Darth Reaver: Now they are talking about duel roleing us all and also cutting all of our hours
Feb 23, 2020 14:43:59 GMT
Darth Reaver: Hey all. Sorry about long abscence. New Company took over our contract in November and we've bee having problems. They dont have any cover wokers so when someone is off we are either shortstaffed or we all have to work loads of overtime.
Feb 23, 2020 14:43:14 GMT
Darth Lucifer: I sure hope so. Although we are not open always good to see old friends visit. If it is the Nefarious we know...and I got a feeling it may be lol Good to see you after so long, how you been.
Feb 11, 2020 17:42:20 GMT
Darth Xaos: @ Nefarious: Welcome, mate. Hmm, your name...would you happen to be who I think you might be?
Feb 11, 2020 5:24:21 GMT
Darth Xaos: @ Luc: I'll keep that in mind. I'll be sure to check your backstory in your old bio too when the time comes.
Feb 11, 2020 5:23:42 GMT
Sorcerer Nefarious: Hello everyone, nice to meet you.
Feb 10, 2020 19:57:24 GMT
Darth Lucifer: Oh cool, can't wait. Let me know if you need any info regarding his mannerisms etc. Back when he first joined I remember he was quite arrogant, cocky and that..how times changed when he started having talks with Xaos and by experience lol 😄
Feb 10, 2020 14:28:58 GMT
Darth Xaos: @ Luc: I'm glad you're enjoying it. At present I have Lucifer scheduled for his first appearance in chapter 9.
Feb 8, 2020 15:39:29 GMT
Darth Lucifer: Good so far, can't wait to see how you introduce Lucifer in the later chapters as things go on lol 😄
Feb 8, 2020 12:09:08 GMT
Darth Xaos: ...One of which being that it turns out I misspelled his name in the chapter. Desann*
Feb 4, 2020 1:01:16 GMT
Darth Xaos: typos but I'm sure there are still plenty hiding out in there.
Feb 3, 2020 22:05:09 GMT
Darth Xaos: Minor update: I realized that I mistakenly thought Dessan died two years later than he actually did in Legends, so I edited the part in chapter 5 of Rise of the New Sith Brotherhood where Callista tells Zhymmia her backstory a little. I also fixed some...
Feb 3, 2020 22:04:54 GMT
Darth Xaos: Replied in email.
Jan 29, 2020 20:50:36 GMT
Darth Xaos: Oh, yeah, I'd forgotten you were still in the land of perpetual drizzle. And what invitation is this?
Jan 29, 2020 19:17:46 GMT
Darth Kairos: Maybe when I get back to Aus (passing through Heathrow) and you respond to my sexy invitation
Jan 29, 2020 18:49:04 GMT
Darth Xaos: I don't hate you for that at all, I personally think this was that best chapter I've written for the story thus far. And I demand an in-depth look at your impressions via PM since you liked it so much.
Jan 29, 2020 18:42:43 GMT
Darth Kairos: You absolute madlad. You're gonna hate me for this, but I enjoyed that chapter a lot more than the last one, because character drama and Sith sacrifice nourishes me.
Jan 29, 2020 16:29:37 GMT