Operation Forgotten Cry
Relief effort for the Twi’lek settlement of Besham, Open Roleplay
Relief effort for the Twi’lek settlement of Besham, Open Roleplay
A holographic projection slowly flickers into life, presenting an elder human male, dressed in the full regalia of his rank and position. A veteran, clearly, as his uniform is weighed down under the number of medals and campaign awards. He looks to you, his eyes seeming to freeze you in place as a voice filled with authority echoes forth.
You know that our beloved Republic has faced difficult times these last few years, and many of us continue to do so. I assure you that the Republic Navy is committed to keeping you safe and aiding in whatever way we can.
However, I must admit that we have fallen short of our goals on several occasions, despite our very best efforts. Even now, when we are trying to rebuild, I must bring to light further tragedy.
A colony on the frontier world of Generis, sponsored by our beloved government, called for our aid years ago, at the height of the crisis of the Eternal Empire’s invasion of our sovereign space. For reasons unknown, this plea went unanswered. However, yesterday we received a fresh appeal. These brave souls have held out, without our aid, but are still in desperate need for it. By the stars, I will not see them left bereft of it again!
The Republic is mounting an expedition to Generis to provide relief to the colonists. Yet, our resources are still woefully low. All we can spare is one undermanned ship, recalled from training exercises on Ord Mantell. The RSS Empress Teta is, even now, enroute to Carrick Station, ready to render whatever aid they can.
Fellow citizens, this is where I turn to you. At the urging of Administrator Zhondos, and his success with the reconstruction efforts, I, too, seek your aid.
This colony has stood alone long enough; help the people of Besham and show them the Republic's generosity. Willing and able bodies are all that is required. If you have knowledge of engineering, medicine or relief work, all the better. If you have a desire to help your fellow citizens, be at Hangar Cresh-Aurek-Five at the provided date and time. The crew of the RSS Empress Teta will meet you there and escort you aboard.
Now, more than ever, we must keep the spirit of the Republic alive. Together, we can."
Admiral Reugen's image fades away. In it's place, the display shows directions to hangar Cresh-Aurek-Five aboard Carrick station, along with a series of other brief instructions and access information for a comlink channel used to coordinate the relief effort.
Greetings, fellow roleplayers of the Darth Malgus server!
Yes, we’re back!
Operation Forgotten Cry is an open roleplay event series created by the First Expeditionary Fleet. This event series is open to any and all interested roleplayers, and entails the relief effort sent to Besham, a Twi'lek frontier colony on the planet Generis.
This event is inclusive, and so characters can drop in and out as they desire without obligations or commitments to a larger plot. However, whilst we recognise that we can’t (and won't!) control any characters, we do ask that you be mindful of the concept we’ve put together. Namely, that your characters will be boarding the RSS Empress Teta to be transported to the planet in question. Please do not break our and other participants immersion by roleplaying that your character got there some other way when you decide to ‘drop in’. If you would prefer to arrive separately, please speak with a member of the FEF Command Staff to see if it is even plausible.
I will admit that Operation Forgotten Cry has been my brain child for sometime and has become lovingly referred to ‘Tython-not-Tython’ while in development. I and others of the FEF’s Command Staff had wanted to roleplay using the environment presented in game on Tython for some time but could never quite figure out how to until we embraced this idea. Will some of the Rp feel familiar to events portrayed in game? Maybe, but I feel we’ve come up with something that has its own distinct flavour, Rp possibilities for almost any character and will be a huge helping of fun to help start off the new year.
This small event arc is largely organic in nature, and there are many ‘tasks’ that can be fulfilled and some ‘scripted’ events lined up, too. But, exactly how the event goes will be down to the actions taken by the volunteers and crew. Again, this event will boil down to players and characters getting the most out of it by putting the most in. If you really grab any opportunities presented, and maybe make some yourself, I’d like to hope it’ll make Operation Forgotten Cry even better than I know it could be.
As with the the Zhondos Initiative, Operation Forgotten Cry is themed with the wider goals of the Republic Restoration Project in mind, aiming to support and continue this awesome idea by Alen and taken up by many more!
We’re also continuing our recruitment drive and using this partly as a vehicle for any interested parties to come along and ‘Try before you buy’, getting a feel for us and the Roleplay we provide. However, like the Zhondos Initiative, this event arc stands on its own and everyone and anyone is welcome to participate with absolutely no obligation to apply or sign up to the FEF.
Participating characters will need to work together to solve many issues facing Besham and its Twi’lek inhabitants. Watching each other’s backs against the feral foe known only as the Slashers, aiding the settlers in restoring clean water to their homes, providing assistance to the local Uxibeast farmer in retrieving his scattered herd and maybe even some casual archaeology.
Operation Forgotten Cry begins on Monday 15th January at 20:00 GMT, and will run until Sunday 28th January. Individual events will generally run from 20:00 GMT until 23:00 GMT unless otherwise noted, and additional information will posted for each event.
For those interested in joining in, you can find us at the rally point on Carrick Station in the Coruscant Departures hangar, on Monday 15th January, to join the expedition. The appropriate turbolift is highlighted below.
As always, to facilitate communications (and... terminate hostilities?), participants have the option of joining FEFCom, which is a custom chat channel maintained by the First Expeditionary Fleet for in-character communications, and is open to anyone that wants to communicate with us, or our allies.
The FEFCom channel represents the secure comlink frequencies used to send radio transmissions, intercom messages, or hail starships, such as the RSS Empress Teta. Feel free to use FEFCom during Operation Forgotten Cry, or if you otherwise want to contact the FEF in-character.
/cjoin FEFcom Carbonite
If you have any questions or want to know more, feel free to contact myself and any of the FEF Command Staff; we're happy to help!
Happy roleplaying, and see you around the galaxy!