This month, I finally went rogue and spoke to one of our Jedi roleplayers on the Darth Malgus server! Kirbus is a long-time roleplayer on Star Wars: The Old Republic, and is also known for community coordination and story writing. Some say he even moonlights as a composer - you can check out the rumours of that in this thread. :D
Kirbus was a complete sweetheart to talk to and was very patient with many extended deadlines and my bad memory. His interview is definitely worth a read and I encourage anyone who gets the chance to say hello and get to know him in the game as well.
Read on for his Q&A, and to see some more awesome art.
Ladies and gentlemen, beings and sentients of our fair Galaxy. From the far reaches of the Wild Space and beyond, I - Mystic Mog - have come forth to share with you the wisdom I have seen in the stars themselves. The Force has blessed me with foresight of the cosmos, and from that I divine forth what is in store for you the next month.
Heed this warning, dear readers, for the ebb and flow of the Force is forever changing. The future is a finnicky thing that even the most talented of us fail to fully interpret its meaning:
Wow! How long has it been since we did one of these? Three months? Five? Far too long, if you ask me! Let's jump right into it.
Today, we are featuring someone who might not be as well known as some of the other artists in this community. She goes by a few names, but those close to her know her best as the ever-friendly and totally not grumpy lethan Aljo! She is one of the sub-officers in the heavy RP guild House Horuset and provides quality roleplay there on a daily basis. The link to their website can be found at the end of this article!
This is, however, an artist spotlight and not a community spotlight! The artistic talents of icecreamquinn will be at the forefront today. Interested? Continue reading the article below! (if it was, Qog would beat me. Send help)
There has been talk in the streets of Nar Shaddaa lately that those in the highest (and biggest) seats of power on the moon aren’t what they appear to be. The rumors range from the utterly ridiculous such as one man who wished to remain anonymous simply going by “Waldo”, suggests that there are perhaps humans donning well crafted Hutt disguises or even smaller Hutts in such suits as to make them appear larger.
While that is completely beyond the pale, there is a wonder in if there is a grain of truth hidden in the bizarre. With the recent events on Nar Shaddaa regarding the Jedi setting up a work exchange and Sith having used the moon for a base from which to launch business or grow personal power bases, it makes one wonder how secure the Hutt hierarchy is. How difficult would it be for one to infiltrate this often times mysterious power group that collectively drives the fate of the Gambler’s Moon.
Alongside the ludicrous suggestions of shapeshifters, there are less laughable ones such as Republic agents taking up important posts in the cartels and attempting to flood the system with their own moral standards. Some suggest that Sith run businesses are squeezing the earning power of the Hutts enough so that they are being given key positions from which to influence policy and direction.
While not all citizens are always pleased by the choices made by those sitting large and high up in the authority of Shaddaa, there is something to be said about the culture of Hutt space. Things operate in a certain fashion here which has attracted numerous people to the area where they start businesses, visit as tourists to consume what the moon offers, and those who wish to remain as neutral as possible in the growing conflict beyond. There are some who worry that balance will be upset with too many outsiders setting down roots here, but not interested in following the methods of operation that have brought success for so long.
It leaves more questions than it answers and while this reporter won’t be donning the frequency repelling hats that Waldo manufactures in his apartment, he will definitely be keeping one eye open and an ear to the ground.