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OOC: With any luck, this thread will serve as a stepping stone into greater collaborative (and combative..!) RP with our Sith and Dark Jedi Counterparts, recognising them and their exploits from the 'other side'; in addition to offering a 'Mission Board' for DM'd events The idea of this is that those Jedi Shadows from the Republic Assemblies Initiative can continuously report upon encounters and investigations into Sith, Powerbases, Susceptible / Rogue / Fallen Jedi (think Quinlan Vos) - and establish the foundation for DM'd events such as nexus exploration, artefact tracking, and Great Hunts.

On that, I would suggest that, Jedi Shadows, you post reports any time you encounter a Sith / Dark Jedi; or advertise a DM'd event if you'd like to try your hand at it through a 'mission board'-style report for others to pick up on. If Sith / Fallen Jedi, you're not mentioned and would like to be for further and wider RP, get in touch with any one of us - chances are, we'll report upon it, for future knowledge. And, of course, if you arementioned in it - or would like to RP with someone mentioned in it - get in touch! Organise RP, and we'll all be the merrier..!

(Just to clarify, then: this Ledger is strictly for Jedi to report in. These will be written as a result of RP, furthering it and opening it to the community. If, Sith / Dark Jedi, you'd like to be subject to such investigations and reports, fill out the RUMOURS form below the reports and send it to me..!)

Happy hunting RPing!

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The Ledger is accessible only by members of the Shadow Council, as may be found under the Republic Assemblies Initiative. It serves as a repository, under the highest level of encryption, for such members to collate and analyse information in accordance with their duties under the agreed Shadow Accords. This includes the investigation into, and destabilisation of, Sith Powerbases; the tracking and incarceration of rogue and fallen Jedi; the discovery and securing of Dark Side artefacts and nexi; and, with sufficient strength, the eradication of Sithspawn where they may be found. Initial and subsequent reports on targets and sources within these fields may be deposited within the ledger, for the accessibility and analysis of other members of the Shadow Council - so that decisions may be reached with full information, appropriate assets deployed, and the Will of the Force achieved.

May the Force be with you, Jedi.

Signed,
- E.H.

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SITH AND THEIR POWERBASES
Premise: Sith Lords are atomic of the Empire they rule; the destabilization of their powerbases through critical strikes may present significant repercussive impact upon the Empire - or key segments of it. It is the role of Jedi Shadows to conduct reconnaissance upon significant Sith Lords, and their Powerbases and Spheres of which they are a part; discerning and ascertaining their relevance, capabilities, vulnerabilities, and the long- and short-term implications of their elimination or incarceration in terms of both benefits and harm (as power vacuums may provide opportunity within the Sith hierarchy). Reports may be opened upon knowledge of Sith and their powerbases, progressed by reconnaissance, investigation, and further encounters with members of such powerbases for their role, relevance, and capabilities, and closed upon their destabilization. At critical junctures, upon analysis and deliberation, the Shadow Council may authorise critical strikes against key targets; although it is likely that precision may not always be possible, which may warrant liaisons with the Circle of Peacekeepers and the Security and Defence Committee - if not the Mystics in some cases.


REPORT:
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Case No.: [make it up if first; copy it if a response; unique to the powerbase] Ancillary Case No.: [make it up if first; copy it if a response; unique to the individual sith] RE: [name of the individual and/or powerbase] Report Type: [opening / progression / closing] Description of Sith: Description of Powerbase: [if necessary] Capabilities: [presented strengths, in combat or in general] Vulnerabilities: [presented weaknesses, in combat or in general] Significance: [role in their respective sphere and/or powerbase]. Analysis: [including long and short term impliations of targeting it / them] Advised Action: Involved Parties: [jedi involved in the report]



RUMOURS – This is for Sith RPers to advertise that they are interested in being subject to the investigations of the Jedi Shadows. Fill it out and PM it to me. By doing so, you consent to us contacting you to enable RP, and commence our investigations.
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Name: [may be left blank] Aliases: [may be left blank] Description / Characteristics: [may be left blank] Rumours: [this may include history, exploits, powerbase(s), et cetera – essentially, the hooks you are giving us to investigation / follow] RP: [are you looking for anything in particular? What kind of Jedi Shadow would engage best with this? The more combative? Those able to infiltrate? Those with vast networks of spies? Let us know!] Contact [OOC]: [Discord /Skype / PM / et cetera].


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FALLEN, ROGUE, AND SUSCEPTIBLE JEDI
Premise: Jedi are not infallible, and some may stray from the righteous path in some way or another over the course of their career. For most, they may simply flirt with a darker path, becoming susceptible to influences and actions not befitting a Jedi. Left unchecked, such flirtations may become something worse, requiring Jedi Shadows to monitor and, if necessary, restrict them in order to allow the Circle of Instructors to aid them in their recuperation and realignment with the tenet of the Order. Some Jedi may become rogue, not quite falling to the Dark Side, but demonstrating a contrarian attitude which, put into action, directly defies or contradicts the authority of Jedi or Councils - with potentially great ramifications. It is the duty of Shadows to apprehend such individuals, and bring them to stand before the appropriate authority for their actions. Finally, Jedi may outright Fall to the Dark Side - perhaps becoming Sith, for which reports should be moved to the appropriate category - or perhaps more distressingly, individuals outside of the Sith's authoritarian order. Such Fallen Jedi may be increasingly chaotic and difficult to predict, as they form cults, splinter groups, or act alone. Such individuals may need to be incarcerated, to be brought back to the Light-- or if no other option remains, eliminated.

REPORT:
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Case No.: [make it up if first; copy it if a response] RE: [name of the individual ] Report Type: [opening / progression / closing] Severity: [concerning / rogue / fallen] Description: [who are they? what do they look like? etc.] Summary: [what have they done?] Capabilities: [if necessary, presented strengths] Vulnerabilities: [if necessary, presented weaknesses] Advised Action: Involved Parties:



RUMOURS – This is for Rogue / Fallen Jedi RPers to advertise that they are interested in being subject to the investigations of the Jedi Shadows. Fill it out and PM it to me. By doing so, you consent to us contacting you to enable RP, and commence our investigations.
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Name: [may be left blank] Aliases: [may be left blank] Description / Characteristics: [may be left blank] Rumours: [this may include history, exploits, powerbase(s), et cetera – essentially, the hooks you are giving us to investigation / follow] RP: [are you looking for anything in particular? What kind of Jedi Shadow would engage best with this? The more combative? Those able to infiltrate? Those with vast networks of spies? Let us know!] Contact [OOC]: [Discord /Skype / PM / et cetera].


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DARK SIDE ARTEFACTS
Premise: In tandem with Jedi of the Circle of Lorekeepers, artefacts of a Dark Side origin may be rumoured, or discovered, across the Galaxy having been left by Sith, or other agents of the Dark Side, extant or long-forgotten. It is the role of the Jedi Shadow to report upon such rumours, pursue them, and act accordingly: whether destroying said artefact for the immediate threat it may pose, or if possible to contain and secure it for the analysis of Jedi Lorekeepers. Reports should be written to open cases based upon rumour or hearsay (or, should chance have it, discovery), progress them where one has begun investigation or sought it out, and close them upon securing it and discerning its contents and/or capabilities in tandem with the Lorekeepers - ensuring the knowledge of the Council of Shadows continues to develop in out combat of the Dark Side.

REPORT:
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Case No.: [make it up if first; copy it if a response] RE: [name of the case] Report Type: [opening / progression / closing] Description of Artefact: [suspected or confirmed] Location: [suspected or confirmed] Capabilities: [suspected or confirmed] Risk Assessment: Advised Action: [how best proceed] Involved Parties: [those involved with this report] Type of RP: [dm / investigation] Contact: [who to contact to organised a dm'd event or to present interest in investigation].


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DARK SIDE NEXI
Premise: In tandem with Jedi of the Circle of Mystics, it is the role of the Jedi Shadow to discern and secure locations to be deemed nexi of the Dark Side. Such instances vary in size and in their intensity, ranging from mere buildings to entire planets - oftentimes saturated with the Dark Side as a result of artefacts, presences, or alchemical or sorcery-based alterations to the environment. As with Dark Side artefacts, reports may be opened from rumour or hearsay (or, indeed, discovery), and progressed when said locations have been confirmed or secured. Due to the nature of such locations, it is advisable that a Jedi Shadow(s) join those Jedi Mystics called to investigate and Cleanse these nexi; they often present threats for which our Council is uniquely suited to suppressing and eliminating. Reports may be closed with the successful cleansing of such locations - or progressed if unsuccesful, so that the Shadow Council, alongside the Circle of Mystics, may deliberate in how best tackle such a threat. The Circle of Lorekeepers may also be called in some instances, such as Temples, to explore the knowledge contained within once such locations have been properly cleansed and secured by the combined efforts of Jedi Shadows and Mystics.

REPORT:
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Case No.: [make it up if first; copy it if a response] RE: [name of the case] Report Type: [opening / progression / closing] Description of Nexus: [suspected or confirmed, including scope - planet / temple / library / etc] Location: [suspected or confirmed] Intensity: [suspected or confirmed] Presence of Sith Spawn?: [y / n - if y, also write a sithspawn report] Risk Assessment: Advised Action: [how best proceed] Involved Parties: [those involved with this report] Type of RP: [dm / investigation] Contact: [who to contact to organised a dm'd event or to present interest in investigation].

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SITHSPAWN
Premise: Oftentimes found within the pervading influence of Dark Side Nexi, Sithspawn should not be engaged alone. Recognition of their presence within a nexus mandates reports be moved and filed under this category as a matter of greater priority and immediate threat. With reports opened on such matters, with indication as to the strength and scope of Sithspawn in a location, the Shadow Council may mandate a Great Hunt occur with the objective of utterly eliminating present Sithspawn with maximum discrimination. Such cases may be taken only by more senior Shadows with particular training in this regard. Only once this is complete may reports be closed, and the instance be treated once again as a mere nexus, to be secured and Cleansed with the aid of Mystics.

REPORT
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Case No.: [make it up if first; copy it if a response; copy it if corresponding with a nexus location] RE: [name of the case] Report Type: [opening / progression / closing] Location: [suspected or confirmed] Strength and Scope: [suspected or confirmed] Risk Assessment: Advised Action: [how best proceed] Threat neutralized?: [y / n] Involved Parties: [those involved with this report] Type of RP: [dm] Contact: [who to contact to organised a dm'd event.]


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Case No.: VOSS-X20
Ancillary Case No.: VOSS-001
RE: Darth Vossen
Report Type: Opening
Description of Sith: [reserved]
Capabilities: [reserved]
Vulnerabilities: [reserved]
Significance: [reserved]
Analysis: [reserved]
Advised Action: [reserved]
Involved Parties: Emoral Heliolite, Jedi Master.


Case No.: VOSS-X20
Ancillary Case No.: VOSS-002
RE: Darth Nevidyra
Report Type: Opening
Description of Sith: [reserved]
Capabilities: [reserved]
Vulnerabilities: [reserved]
Significance: [reserved]
Analysis: [reserved]
Advised Action: [reserved]
Involved Parties: Emoral Heliolite, Jedi Master.



Case No.: VOSS-X20
RE: The Vossen Powerbase
Report Type: Opening
Description of Powerbase: [reserved]
Capabilities: [reserved]
Vulnerabilities: [reserved]
Significance: [reserved]
Analysis: [reserved]
Advised Action: [reserved]
Involved Parties: Emoral Heliolite, Jedi Master.




Case No.: DAR-F48
Ancillary Case No.: DAR-001
RE: Lord Dar
Report Type: Opening
Description of Sith: [reserved]
Capabilities: [reserved]
Vulnerabilities: [reserved]
Significance: [reserved]
Analysis: [reserved]
Advised Action: [reserved]
Involved Parties: Emoral Heliolite, Jedi Master.




Case No.: HORUS-T46
Ancillary Case No.: HORUS-X-01
RE: Hirak Sanguinis
Report Type: Opening
Description of Sith: [reserved]
Capabilities: [reserved]
Vulnerabilities: [reserved]
Significance: [reserved]
Analysis: [reserved]
Advised Action: [reserved]
Involved Parties: Emoral Heliolite, Jedi Master.


Case No.: ENT-Z87
Ancillary Case No.: ENT-003
RE: Darth Dionus
Report Type: Opening
Description of Sith: [reserved]
Capabilities: [reserved]
Vulnerabilities: [reserved]

Significance: Under a previous incarnation of the Entropy Powerbase (ECL-U23), Darth Dionius appeared to serve as an affiliated Dark Lord to the Powerbase, rather than one apprenticed to its then-reigning Lord, Darth Covenant (and prior to that, Darth Sidre). I believe this relationship has continued to the successor of Darth Covenant - Darth Nexios. In this capacity, the Darth Dionius served as my counterpart in the Entropy Powerbase, serving as training principle for its Sith, but more relevantly, its chief strategic advisor. I would be content to place him as a Sith of the Sphere of Military Strategy, although having not discerned his own Powerbase, and the assets to which it pertains, I cannot advise of his significance to the Sith Empire in its entirety - only the Powerbase to which he is affiliated.

Analysis: Due to our lacking information, I am unable to provide comprehensively analyse the long- and short- term benefits and repercussions which may be attached to the Darth's capture or elimination. Within the Entropy Powerbase, under the reign of a more militant Sith than previous incarnations, the impact may be relatively minor. Nevertheless, I suspect the arm of the Darth Dionius stretches much farther than the limited scope of a Powerbase to which he is merely affiliated - a means to his own ends, of whichI am not aware.

Advised Action: For now, I would advise Members of the Shadow Council to not engage with the Darth Dionius; rather, reconnaissance of his assets will be pertinent to ascertaining his significance - and to guide our analysis of him.
Involved Parties: Emoral Heliolite, Jedi Master.


Case No.: ENT-787
RE: The Entropy Powerbase
Report Type: Opening
Description of Powerbase: [reserved]
Capabilities: [reserved]
Vulnerabilities: [reserved]
Significance: [reserved]
Analysis: [reserved]
Advised Action: [reserved]
Involved Parties: Emoral Heliolite, Jedi Master.
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Jedi,

I have heard troubling rumours of late, one regarding a Lord Viathon and the second regarding some internal politic of the Sith Empire. The former, I may play much into the cultism of a Sith's powerbase; I will hardly buy into the immortality any such Sith may argue pertains to them. A so-called Master of War, moreover, may very well be characteristic egotism on part of a Sith Lord. Nevertheless, in times of renewing conflict, let us not be too hasty; consider the significance this Sith may well have in particular Spheres of Sith Society. As the war machine is renewed, a nascent Powerbase may be emboldened -- and a Dark Lord ordained.

In the case of the latter, I am unsure what to make of it. Rivalries between Powerbases are not unheard of - or even rare - but with action allegedly taking place, we may find, in the philosophies of the Sith, a weaker powerbase uprooted and a stronger one benefiting from it. Whatever the case may be, discerning what is occurring - and between whom - may be significant; any such lapses leave a trail, and an opportunity for us to uncover knowledge.

May the Force be with you.

Signed,
- E.H.


Name Lord Viathon
Aliases: Master of War
Description / Characteristics: Large, clad in heavy armour, believed to be alchemically altered. Face not seen, however always wears a skull visage. Recognisable by a unique and large cybernetic claw.
Lord is believed to be detached from others.
Rumours: Rumour has it that the Lord cannot be killed, spread by lesser Sith within his powerbase after a supposed betrayal from one 'Lord Narikada'
There were also rumours and accusations that the Lord was a traitor and affiliated with users of the light side due to an uncharacteristic mastery of his environment.



RP: Interested in the concept and wondered where this could lead for my character, as for investigating the rumours it would likely require spies and infiltration based characters initially

Contact [OOC]: My discord name an be changed a Lot, but I can always be found through the spheres of influence discord "Rendvir / Lord Viathon" or mail Rendvir Arvanis in game.



Name: Unknown
Aliases: Unknown
Description / Characteristics: N/A
Rumours: There has been talk of sightings of alteractions between squads of Sith Assassins and a hooded Sith Lord across Imperial Space. Hearsay from locals, as yet uncorroborated, may be analysed to find a pattern of near misses where a similar dark figure has narrowly eluded capture, but no official data exists.

There are whispers in the underworld that contracts were taken out by a high ranking Dark Lord against another Sith around the time the incidents were first heard of.


RP: This would depend on methods of inquiry - infiltration, covert actions like slicing, or attempts to apprehend one of the assassins or target themselves. The hook itself is a lapse in the security of a highly secretive powerbase and may be exploited as a 'way in' to discovering more about it and its leader.
Contact [OOC]: Aitarus#3692 on Discord is best

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Jedi,

Another lead has been compiled, this time upon a Lord Kiyosa. I have little doubt this Sith Lord enjoys the common paradox which may often veil our vision: at once, a more public figure with more public rumours, but as with most politically-inclined Sith, using this to shield her private or true intentions. Indeed, connections are powerful within the Sith Empire; discerning the influence of this Lord Kiyosa would be pertinent - and may serve as an epicentre from which to explore the wider Sith Order.

To what extent does Master Stanic know this Sith Lord? Conversations may best be had - if only for the completeness of our reports.

May the Force be with you,
E.H.

Name: Lord Kiyosa
Aliases : -
Description/Characteristics: Petite Rutian, rumored to be older than she appears. Usually clad in light armor, often and uncharacteristically for a Sith, in all white.
Rumors: As a diplomat, and according to various reports, she seems to lack significant prowess in physical combat, but has instead cultivated mental Force abilities extensively. Although not part of a single powerbase, she's involved with most, if not all, major ones, is part of the Sphere of Diplomacy and Expansion, leads two successful businesses and appears to be operating a vast network of informants in various circles, from the underworld to Sith nobility and numerous leaders within the higher echelons of the Empire.

She's also rumored to be covertly involved in, and occasionally the trigger for, multiple incidents that ultimately resulted in battles between the two factions. Several Jedi may possess deeper knowledge about her dealings and character, as she has often been seen conversing with some of them in public, Master Alen Stanic being an example.


RP: Would love to have someone from the Jedi side look deep into her dealings and see how far they can get in uncovering all that she's done. No fictional story will be needed, since all of what's described has actually taken place IC with players in the community and not NPCs. Considering her function and personality, a Jedi excelling in subtlety and intellectual mind would be preferred.

Contact (OOC): My discord handle is V.#2819 for any enquiries. I can also be contacted in-game on Kiyosa.

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