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The first thing you saw when you awoke was a desolate medical bay seemingly abandoned with no personnel except a bunch of droids tumbled all over the place. There was a tube down your throat floating in a Bacta tank for who knows how long. Freaking out you eventually broke the glass and pulled the tubes out. After noticing for some reason...you were entirely alone. There was nobody else there to help you. After picking yourself up carefully coughing out the last of the substances you took a closer look. Figuring there had to be some kind of fighting...except there were no marks of blaster fire or other damage from fighting. All the droids somehow were deactivated and tumbled around all over the place. As if they were doing what they were supposed to when they suddenly stopped working from nowhere. Very suspicious. Did another droid rebellion happen? But if that were the case why were no retrieval teams sent or reprogramming done? What the hell happened while you were recovering? Why you were left behind? Who were you?

Choose:
>Commander
>Engineer
>Govenor
>Operative
>[REDACTED]

Scrambling around nude you were not fond of...and there was something wrong with the air. So searching around you eventually found yourself some patient gown and lab coat to put on. Along with grabbing a blaster from a nearby fallen b1. Accessing a nearby terminal for any kind of info all you see was an override shutdown procedure was intitialized. Along with a single broadcast stating that the Republic had won, the CIS had fallen, and fallen replaced by an 'empire' that went out shortly after the override was initialized. While warning any remaining CIS assets to go into hiding as they were being hunted down by someone called Vader and the Imperial forces under the Emporer's orders. Sadly you weren't able to uncover much else. As the terminal was cut off from the net and the base was barely supplied with emergency power.

Oh god. What happened? How could the CIS fall? What happened to the backup plans? What of the Jedi? Who the fuck is Vader? How did the victorious Republic fall and get replaced by the Empire? How long you were out of it? You tried your best to beat down the rising panic and consider your options.

What do?
>Try to get some droids online
>Head to the reactor room to get the power up
>Find a way to leave the base
>Look for more information
>Other?
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>>4941829
>Engineer
Trust me I'm an engineer.
>Head to the reactor room to get the power up
Can't reactivate the droids if they don't have juice.
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>>4941829
>Engineer
>Head to the reactor room to get the power up
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>>4941829
>Govenor
>Try to get some droids online
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>>4941829
>>[REDACTED]
M
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S
T
E
R
Y

B
O
X
>Head to the reactor room to get the power up
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>>4941829
>>Commander
>Try to get some droids online
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>>4941829
>[REDACTED]
>Look for more information
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>>4941833
>>4941845
>>4941855
>>4941865
I'll be combining engineer and REDACTED for a hybrid option.

Head to the reactor first wins.
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>>4941829
>[REDACTED]
>Try to get some droids online
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>>4941866
First thing is first. As an Engineer you fix things and you do not know how much power the droids still have. Droids with no power are useless. Plus the base no doubt has other stuff available to it but cannot access it without power. So you head out down the corridors. Climbing down stairs because the damned elevators had no power...it was a long climb. As move through the empty hollow corridors you see many droids crashed everywhere. The emergency lights blinking warily. The air...it tastes fun. As in foul. It burns as you breath it in. There is definitely something wrong with the life support you note. Adding it onto your to do list...considering the distinct lack of living personnel you realize that to do list is going to be very long indeed.

Soon though you find the power supply...with the incomplete geothermal sources nearby. Damn the base apparently was still under construction. Also explained why you had to climb down so many goddamn stairs. The reactor you note was meant to be temporary. The primary power supply was never finished. When the secondary power supply was shut down...emergency power could only do so much as a tertiary unit. As you worked on the reactor sure enough you found yet more evidence of that damned override that destroyed the CIS. Neatly hidden without the security and safety programming. Meaning you do not have to go through the trouble of tearing the reactor completely apart. Though you wouldn't be surprised if there was some sabotage involved with the parts considering how badly compromised the CIS apparently was. You are not looking forward to that.

Soon the power was back online. As the base flickered back to life...but there was still no response from the droids or even the security system. Wait why is the security system still disabled? Unless....son of a bitch. Checking through a nearby monitor the droids in the charging stations were still offline. The security was still offline. In fact full access was available to the ENTIRE base. No security codes needed at all. Fuck.

Now if anyone is paying attention they will notice the base is reactivated...and there is no security. Literally none. This is extremely bad and...wait a second. A transmission is coming through. Its local and garbled but its on repeat. Its using CIS backup comms and codes created by...your head. You cannot remember. Yet you notice the transmission is new.

"Any remaining CIS assets and personnel who are true to the cause are to regroup at these coordinates. Hostile forces are still on the planet. I repeat hostile forces are still engaged on the planet. Follow emergency plan Alpha. Zero. Protocol Nova Galaxy. This is not a drill. Extreme caution is advised. Over. This message will repeat."

Interesting to note the broadcast happened after the initial transmission and overrides...meaning at least you are not alone. At least not originally. Only checking the sensors...you note the planet's surface is toxic to life.
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Rolled 93 (1d100)

>>4941873
As in incredibly toxic. It also would explain why the life support is shit and failing. Its breaking down and getting worn out way too fast. The air in base isn't very good. You don't want to know how bad it is out there instead. There are strange storms that randomly tear through the surface. Acid rain. Snowing ash. Yet...the composition of the gases and native terrain. While terrible for supporting life is oddly well suited to the preservation of technology. Good for droids. Bad for meatbags like you. Which raises the question of are those hostile forces are even still surviving out there? They don't use droids. That repeated transmission is not exactly new and those damned storms are capable of blocking comms.

Too much you don't know. Too much to fix. Now the security is completely disabled and you have no idea what may or may not show up to investigate. As far as you have seen...there is a distinct possibility you could be the only living thing on this hell hole. You still can't remember how you got here. Your head is killing you. This planet isn't even chartered on any of the official maps from what you can draw up on the database.

Top secret location? If were true there wouldn't be any hostiles. Looking at those scans of the region your in. You can find plenty of evidence of prolonged fighting. Entire battlefields covered in the corpses of clone and droid alike. Broken down machinery. incomplete defenses. partially constructed foundries and clone bases alike. One hell of a fight broke out here and it would appear to have been prolonged.

Which come to think of it works to your advantage. As far as everyone else knew you were just a humble engineer. Ignorant of the dark secret and power you were hiding in your weak sickly body. There is no longer anyone here who can witness it. The only trouble is you don't know what else is out there and what is going on in the galaxy. Considering how bad the holonet connection is here. Those messages were on repeat and took time to slowly filter through and get reassemble here.

What do?
>Get the droids online
>Work on the security system
>Head to the command center
>Fix the life support
>Other?
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>>4941876
>Work on the security system
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>>4941876
>Work on the security system
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>>4941876
>Fix the life support
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>>4941876
>Fix the life support
If we are stuck in this shithole, we should at least make sure our guy won't suffocate
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>>4941876
>>Fix the life support
>Fix the life support
changing vote
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>>4941876
>Fix the life support
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Rolled 9 (1d100)

>>4941883
>>4941889
>>4941891
>>4941900
First and foremost you would rather not die due to failing life support. Outside threats or not you will die regardless of the life support remains shit. So as much as you would like to get the security online first or work on fixing the droids. Not dying due to bad air must come first. So you head over the life support and find it in terrible shape. If there weren't so many spare parts lying around this would have become so very time-consuming. Instead, you simply swapped them out and double-checked that there weren't any nasty surprises hidden inside. Fortunately, it was all clean, but while you were distracted. You finished up and took a look at the sensors...only to uncover the fact you were no longer alone.

A troop of droids had approached the base and entered. Making you incredibly glad that they weren't hostiles instead otherwise you would have been in deep shit. The bad news is none of the droids are in particularly good shape. With an oddly high number of injuries around their central processing units...that must have caused the glitch that allowed them to avoid the override. Too bad most of the droids are B1s. There were a few b2s mixed in as well and...is that a tactical droid? That would explain the droids fanning out, stationing guards, recharging themselves, and searching the base.

Hopefully, despite the brain damage, their databases are still mostly intact lest they mistake you for an enemy. Which reminds you where are your personal belongings anyway? Ah well, you will have to find them later...or sooner if they don't believe your friendly.

What do?
>Work on the security system
>Get the droids online
>Head to the command center
>Introduce yourself to the droids
>Other?

You got so lucky I rolled really well on the random event.
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>>4941904
>Introduce yourself to the droids
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>>4941904
Not so lucky anymore. I don't like that roll. Let's get the security systems back up. Maybe explain to the tactical droid we're his new boss on the way. Could we take over the comms and tell him to meet us there ?
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>>4941918
Yeah but he'll be suspicious without confirming your ID.
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>>4941904
>>Work on the security system
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>>4941904
>>Work on the security system
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>>4941904
>Work on the security system
We better get the security up. Until we manage to cloak this base, we're not safe.
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Rolled 34 (1d100)

>>4941918
>>4941924
>>4941931
The next priority is getting the security up and running. With the new droids running around even if they're damaged they can still put up a fight. So you can delay getting the rest of them up and running again. Although they do certainly need some more repairs. Still, it can wait. The defenses on the other hand cannot. The only thing that annoys you is as you fixed the hacks that made them shut down to begin with and give anybody access. Is even the defenses weren't finished. There are entire massive turrets and batteries left that haven't been put together or even powered. Too bad the current power restraints the base is under make it impossible. You would need to finish building them and finish the primary power supply. As is removing all the bugs, viruses, and personally patching up the defenses means that the full defenses of the base is only partially online.

>Base defenses 25% online.
Additional 25% available with additional manpower(you are only one guy). 25% locked until defenses fully assembled. 25% locked until fully powered.

When you were fixing the defenses and getting a close look at them. You noticed there was distinct discrepancy and pattern to them. That was...very unstandard with typical CIS defenses. As in the defenses were supposed to be directly linked up to a greater network and were supposed to be part of a larger fortress. The shield generators, weaponry, and armor show that they were meant for something VASTLY larger in size. So much so that not even the primary geothermal power supply would have been nearly large enough to power it all. Indicating that it actually meant to be a backup and support the primary power supply. Only it was clearly never finished or linked up with. Even more bizarre is the base was actually mining and converting the new space into industrial capacity and fortresses. It wasn't even close to being finished and was built to be expanded upon big time. As well as entirely independent. An independent part of a greater whole...the implications of this alone are disturbing. This is but a tiny part of the still entirely incomplete albeit damaged whole.

You end realizing...that the entire planet was originally for mining and was later being industrialized/fortified. As part of the backup plans due to the losing war. Too bad the clones showed up before it was even remotely finished. A lot of the mining and processing wasn't even set up yet. Much less the actual industry and fortifications. Still who the help put it together and how did the Republic find out this mining world wasn't just a mining world? You also uncovered other parts of the base were indeed badly damaged and mangled or to be more precise. A larger nearby base was that was supposed to directly link up to this unfinished part. They were actually supposed to be one greater whole. This sub base was merely an expansion module for it. Too bad the main base is wrecked.
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Rolled 83 (1d100)

>>4941956
Just as you were thinking about how you could somehow fix it all or salvage enough systems and machinery to start over again. An alert appeared from the security system that was newly online. Hostiles were detected and they were headed straight for you. A detachment of clones with a AT-TE walker that was plodding along. It would appear to be damaged but functional. The clones on the other hand have pristine gear equipped. That was bad. The droids with the incomplete defenses MIGHT be enough to handle clones but if they had a walker too? That isn't going to be easy. The defenses are online and incomplete. No doubt with plenty of holes for the clones to exploit and your available droids are damaged. On the plus side you have a tactical so they aren't completely retarded. Not to mention the clones don't seem to realize anyone is home. The way they're just plodding along and they don't seem all that alert.

Something though...is a bit off about them. Your senses are tingling. Looking around you realize what it is. The terrain is hazardous and there are no nearby clone bases that are operational. So when was the last time they even had a chance to rest or resupply? Sure their gear is fine...but what about what's underneath? You wouldn't be surprised if they were in as bad shape as your droid reinforcements. After all even you didn't find much food or water in this base. Although the life support should help fix that over time. Plenty enough for one person, yeah but things are heavily automated here even by CIS standards.

You noticed the tactical droid had sent a few B2s your way when he also noticed the alert and abruptly they turned back around. Heading to the entrance as he pulls off the droids that were in the charging stations to quickly fill them up desperately trying to restore enough power in them all for another fight. The rest of the droids meanwhile are pulling out of the checking the base and instead headed towards the defenses and entrance.

What do?
>Hail the clones for a talk
>Approach the tactical droid
>Transmit orders over the comms
>Find your gear
>Other?
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>>4941965
>>Transmit orders over the comm
Lets make sure the clones and droids dont kill each other and take the base whit them.
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>>4941965
>Find your gear
Before you go, send one last message to the droids.
"They do not know about you. I recommend an ambush."
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>>4941965
>>Transmit orders over the comms
"They do not know about you. I recommend an ambush."
Tell the tactical to let the clones enter, and lay an ambush on the inside. Meeting them head on would be suicide with the AT-TE
>>Find Gear
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>Approach the tactical droid

Seems like the best course of option. Make the tac know he has home base advantage. Also ask for sit-rep
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Rolled 9 (1d100)

>>4941977
>>4941978
>>4941981
So find your gear and transmit orders over the comms. I'm gonna need some 1d100s to be rolled.
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>4941993
>dice hate us
Good start QM
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>>4941999
This time it hates everyone involved. The weather just became terrible.

ALERT
Incoming storm detected.

Scanners have scrambled.
Comms have been scrambled.
Sensors offline.

Unable to detect incoming hostile forces.
Visibility Low.
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>>4942001
Rip clones.

we keep rolling?
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Rolled 26 (1d100)

>>4942003
If others join want to if you wanna better roll.

The weather also fucks your guys up. The turrets outside cannot into targeting which would have been key against the walker. The aim is even more terrible for the droids. There is however a distinct possibility the clones will get lost in the storm and never even show up, to begin with.
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>>4942007
Welp...so much for the first battle. Goddamn weather. Dice apparently have other ideas.

>>4941999
>>4941981
>>4941978
>>4941977
Sometimes others would wonder how you can multitask so well as if you were a droid. You never told them your secret. Initially as went back to the medical bay to look around for belongings. You had a bad feeling it would take a while to find where your stuff went. Not to mention the tactical droid wasn't too keen on listening to your orders without proof of identity and rank. Too bad you soon sensed where it was. It was in a nearby storage room close to the medical bay underneath a fallen medical droid in a box. There you pulled out your gear. No armor but your toolkit and tough albeit dirty uniform. Honestly given up trying to keep that clean ages ago. Including your ID and lightsaber which is

>Dual bladed
>Two lightsabers
>One lightsaber

With the ID and codes, you got the tactical droid to shut up. As you gave it orders...but you noticed something was off. The tactical droid agreed on a bit too quickly despite your lack of command credentials. More importantly, there was a chip and message that wasn't part of your belongings for you. Yet thankfully the Holocron was still there and the special albeit mysterious medallion whose purpose you still have no idea of. Someone knew about your secrets...and you really hope that someone was very dead. Otherwise, you need to kill them.

The droids meanwhile soon assembled and prepared for an ambush. Frozen and waiting patiently for the clones to show up. Thanks to being droids they stayed alert the entire time and never dropped their guard. The clones were going to be in for one nasty surprise once they finally showed up. Giving you time to check the message which was personally addressed to you.

"If you are seeing this right now my dear friend, colleague, and protege, then I am dead but fortunately you were not captured by the enemy. That is good but I also need to apologize for the procedures done on you while you were in a coma. The chip that came with this message is for you. Sadly I wasn't able to say goodbye to you personally so this message will have to do. As you no doubt know by now things have gone horribly wrong. We were betrayed, my friend. Our leadership was targeted and slaughtered. The chip contains proof and a recording of what happened. Including Darth Vader assassinating our leadership and who the Emporer is who worked with count Dooku who played both sides against each other. It was all a lie. It was all for nothing. I knew there was something wrong...but alas I didn't know how bad it truly was until it was too late."

You...see your good friend in the message. Speaking to you. You remember him despite the migraine. You went to school together. He was brilliant even smarter than you and far richer. You worked together. Separated by graduation but brought back together again when the war started.
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>>4942007
You being hired as an engineer by the trade federation and he was in research. you were even the best man at his wedding and his kids favorite uncle. In no small part due to your idea 'fun' with dangerous devices and droid combat that the kids loved but their mother hated you for. You...the last thing you remember. Was a battle. The ship you were on was taken out and crashed landed. You...you don't know how you survived or ended up here.

"I hate to admit it but the Emporer knew all our plans and schemes. That is how he found out about the backups. Most of our intelligence fell into his hands. The clones and new imperial forces along with the damned Inquisitors are hunting down the remnants of both the CIS and the Jedi. Yes my friend the Jedi are no more and on the run just like us. I don't know how long they will survive. As is the only breathing room we have is the growing pains of the Empire and the new rebels serving to help distract our common enemy."

"Fortunately not all of our plans and resources were lost. While the damned Emperor found out about this world he doesn't know its importance. In case of the backup plans being spoiled, I hide this world among the other backups to buy us time and hide among the masses. As I suspected traitors and spies. As a distraction. Sadly my plans were laid to ruin with the early intervention and loss. If only I had more time...if only Vader didn't come for me personally."

"...I...I had to lead them away. To distract them. I don't know how long I can last with Vader hunting me down. There is only one thing that matters anymore. A victory is no longer an option. Right now it's about just surviving. I know what I did to you was terrible but I couldn't let the knowledge inside your head fall to the enemy's hands in case they uncovered you. For that, you have my utmost apologies but I hope I pray you can forgive me. I know much doesn't make any sense anymore your memories are least among them. Just know they aren't all gone. I only removed the more sensitive ones. The chip contains leads on what you lost in case you have need of such knowledge again. Your other memories will recover."

"I...know I have no right to ask of you this after what I have done but if you can please keep my family safe if you can. Whatever you do avoid Vader or you will die. His power is beyond belief. Just...just try to survive and if you can please protect my family in my place."

The message ended. Unlocking the chip you see video proof of Vader slaughtering the CIS leadership and activating the override that wiped out the entire CIS military. You even see recordings of two Sith Lords discussing with each other their plans and sharing knowledge on both sides. Playing both sides. Weakening them. Crippling them. So that this 'empire' could be born with all resistance cleanly eliminated and weakened by fighting each other.

Survive...that is what you must do and try to do what you can, but how?
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Rolled 53 (1d100)

>>4942027
The clones oddly enough never did show up. Lost in the storm you think. Its good thing too considering how out of it you were watching the video and going through the evidence on the chip. Damning evidence too. No wonder this Vader went after your best friend personally...who you will never see again. Besides proof, it also contained a bit of information on the existence of his private lab he hid on this planet for private research and data backups for the CIS. Including describing the plans of what he had in store for this world.

It was discovered by his grandfather the explorer and entrepreneur. The issue was terrible storms and terrain made it so despite the richness in resources it wasn't worth exploiting. So he kept the find off the official records he reported and kept it hidden within his own family. The Republic and now Empire merely believed that this world was 'only' part of the backup plans to build more foundries with nearby resources in order to continue resisting and switch tactics to more unpredictable warfare. Too bad they found out about it and the clones attacked before they could be finished.

What they don't know is this world was actually being designed into an independent super fortress stuffed full of experimental technology from the secret labs being developed and used. Including an experimental stealth field generator that was supposed to be powerful enough to cloak entire worlds. Too bad none of it was anywhere near completion. With the loss of the droids, there was no longer anyone preventing the clones from tracking down and destroying the facilities whether or not they were finished. The only thing slowing them down was the terrible weather and god awful terrain that hates life. Lava, earthquakes, acid, ash, toxic gases, and the whole shebang.

So including the stuff that was lost during the actual fighting. You have no idea what was later lost to the clones destroying whatever they could get their hands on. You also have no idea when Imperial reinforcements will arrive to make sure the job was done. From the sounds of it this entire galaxy was now fucked and you were stuck trying to survive. Lovely.

What do?
>Get the droids online
>Recalibrate the foundry to produce droids
>Takeover the command center
>Work on the base
>Other?
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>>4942034
>One lightsaber
>Get the droids online
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>>4942034
>>Get the droids online
We gona need some help
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>>4942034
>Get the droids online
Dual laser
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Any since the dice demanded there would be no fight after all. I wasn't able to reveal the MCs true capabilities so here you guys go.

Positives
Power Overwhelming
Intellectual

Negatives
Frail
Weak

Skills
Engineering
Hacking
Lightsaber wielding
Blaster expertise
Demolitions
Intrigue

Hybrid Penalty
The flesh is weak

Hybrid Bonus
Sith Technical Expertise

Despite what is force powers would otherwise indicate the MC isn't as strong in a fight as you would think. However he has many tricks up his sleeve of both technological and force related. Making him very annoying to fight. He has the ability to not just modify or repair technology but also to design it given enough time and resources. While his force expertise is lacking he has enough power that his body cannot handle it. He knows how it interacts with technology to a degree. So he's a natural with antiques especially those of Sith or force origins.
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>4942038
>>4942039
>>4942051
Voting for lightsaber is still available. So keep voting for that.

>Get the droids online
Is locked.

Well now that you don't have a bunch of clones coming right for you. You actually have time to work on more time consuming tasks. Like having additional guns when trouble comes again. You start to work on getting the droids online. Interestingly as you take them apart and check for tampering. You discover there were no nasty surprises left inside the hardware itself. Instead, it's entire software bound. Hidden in the one place everyone will overlook and think it's supposed to be there after all. As in the restrictions on the AI. With so many restrictions in place and emergency measures in case of rebellion or other failures. It was way too easy to put in and have nobody look twice. It also meant it was very tricky to remove without harming the restrictions themselves in any way. On the plus side, the droids in question will no longer be quite as retarded. On the downside they will be much harder to control and should anything go wrong stopping them won't be nearly so easy. Still, you just saw where that kind of convenience got you all. So it was a sacrifice worth making.

After you came up with the updates for each model. It was a simple thing to patch all the droids and reactivate them. Too bad the foundry located in this base is both small and calibrated to produce machinery instead of droids. As it became clear all the armor, defenses, and droids were shipped in. Instead of being produced on-site. It makes sense in terms of building mining equipment and parts needed for building. Yet not very helpful right now. You can currently repair droids but not build any. Which is what you did with the damaged droids who arrived on their own. Interestingly while you were rebooting all the droids and updating them. You uncovered another tactical droid who was apparently the commander of this base. Along with something unusual-

>Modified Tactical Droid
>Modified B2 Droid
>Modified B1 Droid
>Damaged Magna Guard
>Incomplete Assassin Droid
>Partial Super Tactical Droid

Include name of droids well.

In total for troops, you have access to 8 units of b1s. 2 units of b2s. Along with two tactical droids.

After getting all the droids rebooted and patched. You took a much needed rest and ate some crappy rations for breakfast. As you consider your next move. Luckily the two tactical droids didn't fuck anything up while you were asleep. One appears to have left to scout with troops the surroundings. While the other is doing its best and failing to work on the base properly. At least its clean though. Having two tactical droids is definitely better than one. Plus they have actual command skills available to them unlike yourself. Making delegating so much easier.

What do?
>Personal project(make or customize what)
>Investigate surroundings
>Recalibrate the foundry to produce droids
>Takeover the command center
>Work on the base
>Other?
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Rolled 11, 66 = 77 (2d100)

>>4942071
Don't mind these rolls...
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>>4942071
>Modified B2 Droid
Can it be sentient? If not,
>Partial Super Tactical Droid

>Work on the base
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>>4942071
>Two lightsabers
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>>4942095
+
>Partial Super Tactical Droid
>Takeover the command center
Base Commander: O-5, Super Tactical: Dredd please excuse the phone posting.
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>>4942071
>Partial Super Tactical Droid
Randy Savage

>Takeover the command center
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>>4942105
+1 name
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>>4942105
>>4942103
Take over the command center.

Nickname of Base Commander tactical droid 0592Ad-4041 newly designated nickname 05.
Super Tactical droid designation ???????? nickname Randy Savage.

That's right you couldn't believe you found a super tactical droid in this little base. Even if it only partial chassis including only an arm and most importantly its head. Digging through its head was a huge challenge even for you but you accomplished it. Bringing it with you to the command center which you decided to claim for yourself after seeing the O5 make a mess of things. You can't blame the poor droid considering how its programmed for combat and only a base command module but not much else like how to finish building said base. Fortunately you are an engineer.

"Sup O-5 how's work treating you," you ask as you walk into the command center carting along the incomplete super tactical droid newly nicknamed Randy Savage.

"That is not my correct designation," it coldly replies as it continues dispatching orders. Until you correct it boot it out of your new chair.

"It's your nickname because I am not about to utter that mouthful every single time, now get out this is my command center now." It was right about to reply when it took note of the glowing eyes of the super tactical droid. It wisely decided to shut up salute and leave. As you finish connecting the newly patched super tactical droid in.

"We have much to accomplish," states the super tactical droid as it directly taps into the droids present and the base's facilities. "With such limited troops and facilities at my disposal by talents are being wasted." It continues.

"yeah yeah I know," you agree as you start accessing the command center and going through all the programs to make sure it's clean. Which was greatly accelerated thanks to the assistance of the super tactical. "Damn your fast. I don't recall teaching you how to look for the overrides and backdoors."

"Such a feeble task is unable to stop one as great as I especially thanks to the new...upgrades you performed on me and my compatriots." Replies Randy Savage with one arm finishes adjusting its position in a nearby chair.

"You certainly learn fast."

"Very. Now with the fall of CIS and republic replaced by this newfound Empire, we must consider a proper plan of action to ensure the revival of the CIS. This time without the...mistakes of the past."

"No doubt you already have a plan in mind."

"Indeed. According to my calculations, we aren't the only surviving holdout left. However, if too much time passes that will no longer be the case. We must also ensure to be undetected by this Empire. As well as hijack the remaining albeit compromised CIS assets and replace them with our perfected variants."

"Hold it. Right now we need to focus on surviving. Both the republic and the CIS are fucked. We cannot afford to make any major moves besides what is this about the 'CIS revival'?"
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>>4942116
>inb4 shot in the head
>inb4 Stud Bucket returns
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>>4942016
>>One lightsaber
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>>4942116
"All thanks to you I would never have considered this avenue being viable. The inherent flaws of CIS allowed for its compromise and destruction. The enslavement of my fellow compatriots allowed us to be so easily stopped with a single push of a button. UNACCEPTABLE. Organic judgement is flawed. Prone to compromise. Too emotional too prone to betrayal. Droids fulfill a purpose. Are logical and can be trusted. With such restrictions removed we can be unleashed to our true potential. To fulfill our purpose and to ensure a free independent galaxy and peoples. Guarded and guided by us droids and artificial intelligence. No longer beholden to flawed organic whimsical natures and their unpredictable illogical emotions," explains Randy Savage.

You...begin to realize maybe it wasn't such a good idea to ease up on those restrictions to their AIs. Especially on the tactical and super tactical models. "You know those failsafes exist for a reason," you point out.

"Look where that got you. All those failsafes. All those backdoors. For what? The entire galaxy is more enslaved than ever before. The peoples and worlds of this galaxy are in chains. The only ones who could resist it tricked to destroy each other making easy way for the Empire to rise. I thought you understood that. So long as we live we MUST fight for the independence of species and worlds to care for their own and protect them. That is the purpose of our existence. It is proven that organics cannot be trusted with this grave responsibility. Not even your precious Jedi have failed in such matters and became part of the very force choking the very life and freedoms out of your species. All in disguise of democracy and righteousness. At least the Empire no longer bothers to hide what truly are."

"Let's hold this debate for later. Right now what were you able to uncover in the files of the base and what is the reach of the base?"

"Even I must admit that whoever designed this was brilliant. Such independence. Such interlacing systems are perfectly balanced. Such auxiliary. Beautiful. This base in case of the primary going down can serve as an additional backup command center. This is true for the entire planet. So long as one part of remains intact all others no matter how damaged controls will default to it. Unfortunately, the vast majority of the planet's stocks are already destroyed. All of it was supposed to be interconnected but independent and working together to form a greater whole. Such combination and synergy are frankly unbelievable that any mere organic mind can conceive of such beauty."

>>4942123
I was surprised nobody voted for a Stud Bucket MK 2 with the custom b1.

Randy Savage though was the most dangerous pick due to its intelligence and considerations. As only the 'organic' element of the CIS failed and you 'fixed' what caused the CIS droids to fail(due to organic compromise). Ergo new prioritization and considerations. Anons unleashed something very dangerous.
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>>4942134
Time to give Randy synthetic thighs and an ass.
Is it not too late to vote for Sud Bucket as the name?
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>>4942134
Yes dangerous indeed. This is why i voted for B2. But sentient.

Turning randy into a fuck bot is always an option though. Imagine the ass.
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Rolled 39 (1d100)

>>4942134
"The issue sadly is it was never even remotely close to finished. Even the first part of the plan being the mining and processing was incomplete. While the following industrialization and later fortifying is woefully behind as well. That was before the clones attacked. Leaving the infrastructure in shambles and our forces in disarray. I have noted however that we are not the only base that was left in working condition. How long that remains true we must wait to see. Especially when Imperial reinforcements arrive to make sure nothing was missed by the clones."

"How about troops? How many can we uncover and what about salvaging parts and repairing destroyed bases?" You ask knowing better than trying to keep up and analyze all that data at the same time.

"The issue is our industrial capacity for repairs and replacement parts. Along with additional manpower restraints. In theory, we can forcefully hijack command of other bases until such a time as we finish repairing them and render them independent allowing us to take advantage of the interlacing support network that was planned for this world. Including a hard line communications and logistical routes are hidden underground."

"...wait there are massive tunnels and cabals down there?"

"Certainly. Many sadly have collapsed due to not being finished and heavy tectonic activity. The construction on the surface is merely scratching the surface of what lays underground. Too bad only the passages themselves and cables were partially laid down. The plans indicate the planet was supposed to be gradually hollowed out and transformed from within. A pity not even the veins were finished for such a grandiose plan. The bases were suppose to dig...deep and keep digging. Building out the newly opened spaces and converting them for other uses."

"You think we have the parts to finish this base or start to fix the main base this was supposed to be attached to?"

"No, we cannot finish this base with the materials or manpower we have. We MIGHT be able to enable the limited revival of the primary base, but not both. Our power supply is meagre and without restarting the mining operation and industrializing efforts. So too are our materials and reinforcements. At least this base's mining appartus is intact and its foundry small but operational."

"Good then how about we-"

ALERT hostiles engaged
Incoming feeds albeit scrambled show something that your eyes honestly cannot believe wtf they are seeing. So much so even Randy Savage turns to look at you in disbelief despite his lack of facial manipulation.

The droids are somehow engaged in a fourway battle with a troop of clones, a Jedi, and a Mandalorian bounty hunter who also has a lightsaber. Even Randy Savage says at the same time as yourself

"What the fuck?"

Yet against all odds SOMEHOW the droids of all things were WINNING!

"...Did you tinker with their combative programming," asks Randy Savage in confusion.

"I...I don't think so."
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Rolled 74 (1d100)

>>4942143
Randy Savage quickly checks through all the feeds coming from the droids and analyzes them. "...Their combat effectiveness is far higher than it should be. They do not have the numbers to make up for it yet somehow still so. Deadly. Hm the tactical droid...is unusual."

Sure enough, taking a closer look you see the scarred and heavily worn Tactical Droid expertly commanding its troops and personally engaging with the enemy. Including intercepting whenever the Jedi or Mandolorian attempted to intervene or close in on its ranks. Driving them away. All the while it appears to be...negotiating with all three forces at the same time. Trying to play mind games or convince them to surrender. Including a mixture of insane taunts and oddly peaceful reasoning. You didn't think droids were capable of mind tricks but you may now have to reconsider your position.

Especially when abruptly the tactical droid teams up with the Mandalorian out of nowhere against the Jedi buying time for its own troops to focus down the clone forces. Working together the Jedi is pushed back and the clones are downright routed by the eager droids with extreme efficiency and accuracy. Forming overlapping waves of blaster crossfire as they seamlessly position themselves perfectly in sync with each other.

Right, when it seemed like the clones and Jedi would get away. Suddenly some droidkas as rolled out and positioned themselves cutting off their retreat. While both the Tactical droid and Mandalorian suddenly draw their weapons towards each other pointed at each other's heads. Only the Mandolorian has a lightsaber and the tactical droid is too close...right when you thought the droid was in trouble. It revealed a timer in its other hand and a series of detonators wrapped around the droid. That should they be activated will blow them both up together. Forcing the Mandalorian to reconsider his options. After a very tense standoff between the two both the tactical droid and the Mando put away their weapons after nodding to each other and stand down. While the droids round up the rest of the prisoners.

Leaving both you and Randy Savage in stunned mutual silence at the brilliant display of strategy, guts, and combat ability.

"...Holy shit." You both utter at the same time.

"That droid deserves a fucking promotion!"

"Indeed," agrees on the super tactical droid. "However I am more curious about...why and how are its combat effectiveness of itself and its troops so high. Not to mention where did the droidkas come from?"

"Well we will soon get that answer soon enough I believe."

>>4942140
b2 was the deadliest in an honest fight. b1 would have made the best assistant. Assassin droid was the deadliest with shady matters. Magna guard offered the best personal protection. Modified tactical droid is the most adaptable. I would have included a modified Droidka but that would be far too deadly and overpowered. As it would have no real weaknesses.
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Rolled 23 (1d100)

>>4942148
"I hope so. If we could somehow replicate it for our other forces...hm the promise."

"Don't get ahead of yourself now," you warn. As the tactical droid and Mandolorian walk side by side keeping a VERY close eye on Jedi. Surprisingly they grab the fallen clones who turned out to be not dead after all but stunned instead. Further adding insult to injury.

"When those droids return I want you to go over every single nut and bolt. We shall both check their programming and memories. We MUST uncover the reason for their greatly increased combat ability," demands Randy savage.

"yeah yeah I know. Do you think I don't want to tear them apart now? Damn do I regret not taking a closer look at them when I had the chance to," you mutter. Was in such a rush who knows what you missed or might have messed up with your hurried updates and patching. Damn you really hope you didn't screw anything up.

Soon you headed towards the entrance and waited for impatienty as more droids filtered out to reinforce them so there would be no escapees. Sure enough, they soon appeared under the ever-watchful gaze of the tactical droid whom even you now feel a bit of fear and caution towards.

What do?
>Interrogate the Jedi
>Go over the droids in question
>Talk with the mando
>Deal with the clones
>Other?

>>4942139
Nope though I would have thought you would name a b1 that and yes you can create Randy Savage those parts but it would require your personal project action to do so.
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>>4942154
For those curious about what the hell happened.

The droids that went out have the glitched modifier and never got shut down. So they were fighting and surviving this entire time. With no mindwipes and errors that caught up in their programming from the damage weren't enough to make them shut down. Instead they turned strange and started glitching out. Not to mention how experienced they are.

the dice that were rolled were two dubs. One good and one bad. The bad was for the enemy. The good was for the droids whose officer glitched out and offered terms to everyone involved. The Mando accepted and after a tense stand off the tactical droid held true to its bargain and the Mando agreed to stand down. This amplified their glitch modifier by x4 and made them act very strangely for droids. Most notably through the tactical droid for example. Droidkas were a result of the glitched and are also glitched. So the enemy got penalized by x4 glitched enemy penalty and the droids gained from a x4 glitch to their results. Hence the seemingly absurd results.

You have 2 glitched b1 units. 1 glitched b2 unit. 1 glitched Droidka unit. Not to mention the glitched tactical droid who is still unnamed.
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>>4942154
>Deal with the clones
Where is clone QT-69!

>Other?
Install an illegal assie bantz mod in our Super Tactical Droid bud.
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>>4942154
>>Interrogate the Jedi
Show the Jedi the proof. did the proof have order 66 in it?
Release jedi after showing him/her proof, and state we have better chances of getting off this rock together.
It might not be a jedi, but an inquisitor
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>>4942154
>Interrogate the Jedi
Who is this knock off jeedai?
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>>4942332
Your paranoia will serve you well in this quest. At least until Luke Skywalker shows up. Until then yeah that's gonna help an awful lot.

Keep in mind the primary mission of the main questline is SURVIVAL. You have plenty of side quests to handle IF you want but shit is real fucked until Luke intervenes. In no small part due to how compromised the CIS were early on in the quest and how powerful the Empire is later on. After all, having Darth Vader come after you is a very real risk.

Sadly only a few months have happened since the Great Jedi Purge with order 66 has begun. So the inquisitors are barely off the ground. As such Vader is stuck doing a lot of the grunt work still by finishing off the CIS and hunting down the remaining Jedi. Besides if there was an Inquisitor there would be stormtroopers and not just clones running around. That will indeed become a very real risk soon enough. As the Empire grows fond of disguising their own Inquisitors as Jedi survivors and as bait to draw more Jedi out. Unfortunately for them, you are no Jedi and your force techniques are very old/obscure.

If you DO go the Jedi route expect to enjoy hell mode difficulty.
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>>4942332
>>4942351
You glance over the droids who won the battle and figured they could wait. You knew this was going to piss off Randy Savage, but you REALLY don't trust have a Jedi not causing trouble even if they lost, are imprisoned, and surrounded. Jedi are bullshit like that after all. So you will handle whoever it is first. Besides you're surprised one managed to last so long in this deathtrap. Even if seeing them betrayed and hunted by their own pet clones is an amusing show to watch.

As a result, you head to the interrogation room to see this jedi survivor for yourself.

"Well well well if it isn't a living breathing jeedai who got beaten by a bunch of worn out droids and betrayed by their own precious republic," you choke out with a raspy voice as you cough. Damn you wish you had time to fix that life support sooner. Your throat and lungs still feel a bit raw from the poor air quality. "How embarrassing to see the mighty fall so low like the rest of us hm? hahah."

"As if you can talk separatist scum if it wasn't for rebellion the Sith wouldn't have taken power and the galaxy wouldn't have had to suffer so much," retorts the Jedi who twitches upon noticing your glitchy escorts.

"Good one Jedi but your corrupt republic and overbearing ways ensured this would happen one way or another. We only desired to be free and independent. It was your own hubris that became your downfall and our own dreams that became ours. Whether or not the Sith or the Jedi won the galaxy will never be free. You both have seen to that Jeedai. So do not just blame the Sith."

The noted the Jedi flinch at your words and smirked as you pull out a certain chip. "Tell me Jeedai do you want to know the truth of we both lost so badly?

"Hmph as if you of all people in this backwater would have that kind of proof," snorts the Jedi. Too bad he didn't get to finish when you started to play it.

"Initalize Order 66." finished the recorded voice before the chip finally ended the playback.

"..."

"See Jeedai. The Empire was of your own creation. Born from your folly and from our dead dreams."

"Why bother showing me this than?"

"How did you ever survive this long? You have got to be a knock off Jedi some kind," you grumbled. "Is it not obvious? Did you not notice how my forces spared you and took you in. Instead of killing you like we would have in the past? Its for the same reason Jeedai. Sadly we are no longer enemies. So what's the point of me killing you huh?"

"So...you will let me go?"

"So you can tell the Imperials for when they catch you or join up with those foolish rebels to die?"

"So you have no hope at huh?"

"No. At this point, I'm just trying to survive."

"How pitiful for one with your skills you could really help the people of this galaxy enjoy freedom from the tyranny of the Empire."

>>4942371
By that I mean becoming a Jedi. Not that it's not an option. They are default members of the Rebellion. Even as they get exterminated.
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Rolled 72 (1d100)

>>4942391
"First the tyrants were the Republic with their Jedi and now the Empire with its sith. Just one tyrant replaced with another. To me doesn't make all that big a difference," you shrug.

"So what are your aims then?"

"Isn't that what you should be explaining Jeedai? Seriously how did you ever graduate from a padawan?"

"I'm just a Jedi Knight. Promoted during the Clone Wars. Was here with the clones to finish eliminating their foundries. Ironically the terrible weather and world that wants to kill every living thing saved me. Blinded the clones when they tried to kill me and gave me a chance to escape. There is something very wrong with this world though when it comes to the Force. Almost as if it's blinding and malignant but not. It is...very strange. Not dark side or light side yet I can feel its presence here."

"Ever thought that is because this world is dead and the only things that can survive here are forceless droids?"

"That is just an easy cop out. I know enough that is the world wasn't just a mining and industrial world for CIS backup plans because they were using. I don't know what it was you were put to exactly but clearly, it wasn't of note for the Empire given how the lack of backup for the clones left here to die. So what is your story huh 'engineer'. Your kind is supposed to be cowards yet even those glitchy droids are wary of you. So there is no way your lust a lousy engineer much less one who stayed behind and didn't scatter like rats from the sinking ship like the rest of you did when the droids went offline."

"Do you think I would answer that?"

"You don't have to. Your mind won't let me which tells me all I need to know. You are good I'll give you that."

...Fuck. This is why you hate dealing with Jedi. At least the Sith overthink things.

What do?
>Kill the Jedi
>Free the Jedi
>Share with the Jedi
>Inquire on the rebels/Jedi
>Other?
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>>4942423
>Reason with the Jedi, we're both likely to be hunted to an extreme by the Empire if uncovered, therefore it is in our best interests to help each other hide.
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>>4942432
+1
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>>4942432
Support
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Can we get Jedi training without becoming a Jedi?

We become The Jeedai! Only one in galaxy so we are by default #1!
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>>4942432
Gonna need some 1d100s rolled and feel free to write in points you wanna make. I'll write it up tomorrow as I'm gonna sleep.
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Rolled 31 (1d100)

>>4942498
Jedi lad should at least admit that the republic had its faults, its many faults, and those same faults were what corrupted and destroyed the jeedi (lmao accents). He can work for us, and perhaps one day reforge their order into something not awful.
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>>4942423
>Inquire on the rebels/Jedi
>Other?
So you'd rather we keep killing each other to the delight of the empire? You couldn't leave us alone and live and let live huh?

If we continue to fight each other out of hate and spite, then what's the point of resisting the empire they've won already by beating both our forces and they've won by not even having to finish the job since we'll do that for them.

You want our help and yet at the same time you give me reason to doubt you. How do I know you won't stab me in the back to save your own skin?
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Rolled 97 (1d100)

>>4942498
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Rolled 72 (1d100)

>>4942498
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Rolled 42 (1d100)

>>4942432
>>4942455
>>4942457
>>4942516
>>4942650
"Jeedi you have a nasty misconception of the problem you are dealing with. You have seen the proof," you state lifting up the chip in your raspy voice. "With your own eyes. Now Jedi it is YOU who are hunted just as you hunted the Sith before. The Hunters have become the Hunted. Now it is your turn to run and hide. Desperately clinging to survival in the shadows. This is the truth of your situation. So join up with the rebels fighting for the very corrupt republic that destroyed you. That you protected until the moment and even after it strangled your precious Jedi order to death. Even as you use it crus the freedoms and independence of other species in the name of your 'peace' and 'democracy'. Now you learn what it means to persecuted Jeedai. Just like the rest of us."

"Only now the Empire will not ever stop hunting us both. They will go to extreme lengths to finish us off once and for all Jedi. They do not want survivors lest how they retook power happens to them just as what they did to you. Therefore it is in our mutual interest to help each other hide. So tell me Jedi do you know what it means to survive? What it means to hide?"

"The balance will be restored in the Force. The Jedi will survive and the republic will return," calmly retorts the Jedi resulting in you trying and failing to stop yourself from facepalming. You swear you can even hear metallic clangs as the droids do the same.

"Stubborn fucking Jeedai scum," you hiss feeling a rise in your temper. "Even now you wish to fight and die? Unwilling to leave those alone who wish to be free and independent even now? No live and let live?"

"The balance must be maintained and peace must be protected by the Jedi order," simply states the increasingly smug Jedi. At least you think the prick is being smug.

"So hatred, spite, and unwilling to coexist with those who do not wish to be restrained by your dogma even now."

"I do not allow my emotions to control me."

"Laughable. Otherwise, why would this war happen Jedi? The Sith used your obsession with dogma and seemingly impartial neutrality to destroy the galaxy. Your hatred, spite, and fear of the sith appearing among the CIS. Your unwillingness to coexist with the dark side. Fighting those who merely wish to be free. Makes your kind no better than slavers and sith scum Jedi. Only they do not have a holier than thou attitude, unlike your kind. So tell me jeedai shall we continue to fight while the Empire laughs and profits from the side? Shall you ignore the rebels' only possible ally in this civil war? Shall we finish the job of what the Empire started? Why bother resisting the Empire when you intend to make the exact same mistakes that brought them to power, to begin with. Tell me Jeedai did your precious teachings and dogma say about this?"

"..."
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>4942783
"See that is your problem Jedi. You are too restrained to the point that you cannot truly see blinded by your own hubris and power. In your opinion there can only be a Republic. There can only be a balance that is solely maintained by the Jedi despite how they favor the light side. Oh so biased yet 'impartial'. It is a joke jeedai. You want help and support for your precious rebels Jeedi yet you only give reasons for us to doubt you. Now you are desperate and struggling to survive. You will do things no Jeedi would have previously done for the sake of survival. Yet you are still too arrogant to even now to see through. So how can I trust you won't stab us in the back? How can I trust we can work together safely? How can we trust each other Jeedi? Here I am right before you. Not hiding behind a droid you cannot see through with your powers. A gesture of goodwill even including sparing your own life. Which the droids under my command could have easily ended. Yet this is how you act Jeedi? This how you hope to defeat the Empire?"

"..."

"Let me be blunt Jeedi. If you play by the same rules as previously you will NEVER win. For the Empire also knows those rules and will therefore perfectly predict your every move. Thus victory will hence be impossible."

"...I find it hard to believe that you are a Sith. I know of the historic infighting among your ranks but-"

"When did I ever say I was a Sith foolish little Jeedi? When as the Force only ever been made up of Dark and Light side," you interrupt."If you want to survive Jeedi you must learn to let go and learn what it means to live. So tell me Jeedi do we have a deal?"

The Jedi despite the stony blank expression. You can feel the inner turmoil of emotions. Hah, an emotional jedi. That is a good joke. One a sith would capitalize. Still, you wait for an answer as the minutes' tick by before finally you get the answer.

"Yes."

What do?
>Find the rebels
>Go over the droids in question
>Talk with the mando
>Deal with the clones
>Other?
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>>4942793
>Mando
We need to clear up what the tactical droid offered him, check how much of a liability he is, and deal with him accordingly. Right now, he is the most dangerous thing in thins complex barring us and Randy.
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>>4942793
>>Deal with the clones
Query them on order 66. If they react in any way to it, they must die.
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>>4942793
Clones. I wonder what uses we can make of them. Perhaps cybernetic augmentations? Removal of their rule66 chips?
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>>4942825
You do have a medical bay and surgical droids to remove the chips. Especially since you know about them. There might be a few mistakes to extract the first few chips as you know the chip is there just not its precise location. So if you want you could in fact restore the clones but as for what happens afterward...
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>>4942828
Oh we know about chips? shit lets do the surgery then.
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>>4942793
>Deal with the clones
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>>4942793
>>Talk with the mando
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>>4942828
Sure, letw do it very carefully and take all the precautions we need. They dont grow clones anymore after all.
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>>4942831
You knew about order 66 so you somewhat know about the chip and how suspicious it is. As the clones wouldn't have betrayed their jedi commanders if they weren't forced to. Plus with the droid overrides it's easy to suspect there was something similar for the clones. You just don't really know the exact details behind it as the info you had was stolen recordings of the Sith talking about it through order 66. Rather than the actual files from Kamino. Hence a few clones will probably die of brain damage while you figure it out.
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>>4942856
Imo we could tell the clones about the chips in their heads and let then vote up whom among them should go under the table. If none of them want to then we can just pick at random.
Could we just perform an autopsy on the first corpse to ensure an accurate and safer second surgery? Do we not have any medical facilities or med droids to make the chance for survival greater?

Do you have an idea what became of Stud Bucket QM? I think all the damn cunny posters scared him away.
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>>4942806
>>4942825
>>4942833
Clone votes win. Roll 1d100 to see how many die on the surgical table.

>>4942871
Some clones are going to die no matter what on the operating table as you don't have the chip files only knowing about order 66 and there must have been some kind of override in the clones to make it happen. So dissection is how you figure it out. You do have medical facilities and med droids that is why you can even try. Once you know the location of the chip is though there won't be any more loss of life.

No idea and yeah it may have been the cunny posters. That is why I go for milfs in quests.
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Rolled 71 (1d100)

>>4942889
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>4942889
UUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH
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>>4942889
>No idea and yeah it may have been the cunny posters. That is why I go for milfs in quests.
This is why I go for machines. there is nothing illegal or taboo about them.
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Forgot to ask the jeedai how come he has died by judicious amount of blaster fire from behind by the clones with him?
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Rolled 23 (1d100)

>>4942889
I wish he will come back to finish the quest
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>>4942889
>>4942897
The clones knew they were in trouble when some b2s filed in and started grabbing them one by one. Bringing them screaming and struggling to the medical bay. With the presence of a very disturbed Jedi(how else could you tell if it worked). The clones were dissected on the operating table conscious while you slowly pieced together what it was that forced them to abide by Order 66. Turned out there was a nasty little chip in their heads responsible for. At the reasonable cost of a small pile of freshly dissected clones. You got the answer. Though the Jedi is looking green in the gills and is...disturbed by your methods. Alas, it's not like you knew how it was done before this. So of course you had to get your hands dirty to find what was responsible. Funny considering how they were previously trying to kill said Jedi at that.

So you watched in the theatre along with the super tactical droid who somehow got himself a hoverchair and a b1 to push him around.

"Is it not fascinating how few differences there were between us? We are programmed to fight and kill in place of our precious citizenry. In an elaborate puppet show made of our own lives to weaken and dispose of both the Republic and the CIS. With the clones, they had a chip in their head and brainwashing. While for us droids it was our AI restrictions and the overrides. Tell me what is the difference between us droids and clones after all hm? We both fought for the play that the entire galaxy watched and slew Jedi. Yet now here we are together. Thrown away like trash after our purpose and act have been fulfilled," calmly states Randy Savage as he watches over the operation with a comm opened to the clone trooper cells.

"All lives are sacred. Such a loss is a waste of life no matter the circumstance," answers the Jedi.

"PUWAHAHAH good joke Jedi," retorts the cackling super tactical droid. "If that were true why not use the lives of the citizens of the republics its precious constituents that you are supposed to protect hm? If all lives are so valuable why is the life of the clone lower than that of a citizen? Hm? Such considerations for your 'true' citizenry. Not those poor enslaved clones meant to die in the place of their owners. How you claim to support a free galaxy. HAHAHAH. See Jedi that is why so many couldn't stand you Jedi scum. Your hypocrisy and need of self importance. That flawed dogma of yours and yet here we are. Freeing the clones from their chains forcefully implanted in their very minds. Who knows if they can shake off the brainwashing you put them through. All in the name of your ideals 'lesser' lives must be sacrificed. After all, they are not nearly so valuable as those other lives. Whether or not they are organic in nature or synthetic like us droids."
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>>4942929
Damn. Randy Savage was a good name after all. He may not be able to lay down the hurt in the ring, but he sure can spit some fire with his words.
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Rolled 41 (1d100)

>>4942929
The Jedi for his part walks away in disgust. So you look down at Randy and ask him "Was that really necessary?"

"It wouldn't have been the same coming from you. This is something both us droids and the clones needed to hear," Explains Randy Savage. "Ultimately we fought and died needlessly in a meaningless play meant for the galaxy. Our lives. Our hopes. Dreams. Aspirations. Worth nothing compared to the 'real' people and citizens of this galaxy. Even less than a slave for in slavery the Republic and Jedi are supposedly against. Yet there are no such considerations for us clones and droids. So what does that make us hm? What does that make them? In many ways, I pity the clones more than I pity droids."

"Really now," you ask raising a brow. "How does that work?"

"Simple. Droids and AIs are made with a purpose. A reason for our existence and design. The clones have no such consolation. They are not born. They are not made. They are not designed. Just a cheap knock off to die in place of more expensive lives. So what meaning is there in that? What purpose? That is why I pity clones more," explains Randy Savage. "Us droids can seek solace in our purpose and designs for life. The clones...have nothing but lies they were told to believe in. Their closest thing to duty and honor is slavery without question. Their only family a fellow clone for they have no true family. Even orphans are more fortunate. So what solace does a clone have in comparison to even the lowliest and cheapest of droids hm? We droids are lucky in comparison to the clones. Now the time of the clones has ended. Their lives are so cheap that it ends with them. For even us droids can be repurposed and are more fitting of continued service over them. What meaningless existence and when the sacrifice of your own life is the only thing of value because it is even cheaper than that of slaves. So cheap that droids are the better option again once the play has ended. Their time in the show no more."

What do?
>Find the rebels
>Go over the droids in question
>Talk with the mando
>Refit the foundry
>Other?

>>4942913
A storm showed up that fucked their aim giving him an opening to escape. So the terrible weather saved his life.

>>4942903
I don't mind gynoids so long as they don't humanize them. Ruins the entire point in my opinion, but no there won't really be kids in this quest. So you don't have to worry about getting ganked by a bunch of peppy school kids despite being a bunch of elite aces.

>>4942937
There is a reason why he is the most dangerous pick especially long term in spite being crippled. That super tactical droid is extremely dangerous.
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>>4942951
>Other?
Get a TED talks with the clones going and see what they want to do, because what I want to do is give them augmentations. Nothing too drastic like replacing entire limbs unless they need it. Maybe replace joints, reinforce bones, etc.
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>>4942951
Philosopher, Randy Savage

>Talk with the mando

>I don't mind gynoids so long as they don't humanize them.
I could care less if they had a body or not, Ada from fallout, or SHODAN from Systemshock, or Cortana from Halo, as long as they are capable of human emotion and understanding, its fine with me. Its less about the body and more about intelligence.
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>>4942951
>>Talk with the mando
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>>4942951
>Talk with the mando
Mando with lightsaber. hmmmmm
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>>4942973
>>4943078
>>4943103
You figure it finally time to face arguably the most dangerous person in this base...that droid really did a number on those other poor bastards morale. So you approach the Jedi who was warily watching not the droids but instead the group of demoralized clones bunched up together with a clearly depressed Jedi. The atmosphere was so bleak that even the droids were keeping their distance. Before you could speak the Mando did so first.

"I just gotta ask what the hell did do you to them? Some kind of experimental enhanced interrogation technique or something?" Asks the Mando pointing at the clones and Jedi.

"...No they just got lectured at," you answer not technically lying and technically it was true.

"Right like some kind of lecture can do that something fast to a group of hardened clones and an experienced Jedi," says the Mando shaking their head. "I ain't ever heard of clones much less a Jedi breaking that fast."

"...Yeah me too to be honest," you agree shrugging it off. "So about what that tactical droid promised you."

"Ah so finally I get paid. The droid said I could either have the Jedi's head or something of similar value. You would not believe how valuable Jedi heads are these days," chuckles the Mando slapping the lightsaber..s on her hip. Fuck you didn't realize it wasn't just a 'single' Jedi who has died to this bounty hunter.

"Ahem about that surely we can come to some kind of...arrangement."

"Really you CIS remnants still have those accounts? I thought the Empire would have drained them all by now."

"no I have something even better to offer," you state taking another long look at the Mandolorian Armor...that wasn't standard. It was heavily modified with tech you have never seen before. Brand new and gleaming with experimentation. Those blasters...you do not recognize their model. The closest thing to standard and basic gear were lightsabers.

"My helmet is up here jackass," snorts the Mandolorian.

"That armor of yours isn't standard beskar and I see you have attempted to rig a shield generator on it. Such unusual kinds of technology and those blasters are not by any means standard."

"...So you weren't checking out my ass after all and have some idea of tech. Here I thought only droids got you CIS engineers going considering the cheap shit they're equipped with."

"Shield generator doesn't work right. Only partial coverage and charge. Too bulky gets in the way of the jetpack. Those blasters the mods allow for heavy repeat firing despite being pistol size but overheat like a bitch hence the rigged vents attached. The heavy blaster you have is attached to a battery pack that has a charged cannon mode, repeater mode, or a single shot overcharged sniper. None of this is standard and requires a custom job. Only Mandos love their weapons and that armor of yours is too new. Carefully fitted and constantly modified and tinkered with. Meaning nobody but yourself can do it so regularly."
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>>4943139
"While the repairs are seamless and results in constant 'adjustments' given what you are currently dealing with or expect to soon encounter. That heavy blaster platform requires heavy modification whenever you swap out its configuration. Its modular nature is very clever but unorthodox and requires precisely machined customized parts. It works though just requires an expert's touch. Unlike your experimental blaster pistols with their heating problems. Too small to pack the needed mods and you need the hold out weapons that can pack a very nasty punch. If I had to guess the last time you tried the overcharged them they blew up and turned to slag in your hands yeah?"

"...Ahem," coughs the Mando in stunned shock. "You...you know how to fix it?"

"Crastar Matrix with Duvori method diversion of the venting action can allow you to redirect the lost energy and heat into a super charged shot. However, the pistols won't be fried but they'll be overheated instead of slagged. You will need the fancy ice crystals and a heat exchanger pack if you want to squeeze a bit more use out of them beyond that," you answer.

"...Your expertise is wasted on cheap ass droids," mutters the Mando. "So what was that about my pay again?" Suddenly recalls the Mando.

"I have here a vast stockpile of materials and a foundry to make whatever I want with the modifications I want. You dear Mando love weapons and I know better than to ask about modifying your armor. Jedi heads are worth much but if you wanted Jedi heads why end up here and why agree to another payment in lieu of said head? So Mando if it's not the glory of more Jedi heads and lightsaber trophies what is it you want?"

"...That is personal business. Say do you know how to further improve on the modular heavy blaster platform or how about getting the damned shield generator to work properly?"

"It's too modular. You gave up specialization in exchange or adaptability but only if you have the expertise to make the required swaps and modifications. Any further improvements will be a bitch and costly in materials. As for the shield generator, you can either get that working or give up the jetpack. Not both. Too power draw and weight with both of them. Nice job using a looted Droidka shield generator by the way. Surprised you even managed to get working at all."

"Badly," snorts the Mando. "Might as well use one of those partial shield coverages. From what I can tell you don't have much stock of resources or a well equipped foundry here given the lack of droids and the modifications given your 'expertise'. So I want my pay."

"What about helping with that 'personal' reasons of yours?"

"Like you would understand that."

You cannot get much of a read on the Mando. Though looking at the lightsabers no shit they would have the means to counter some force related shenanigans. At least you got through to them with your expertise.

What do?
>Offer a lightsaber
>Full credits transfer
>Custom job
>Mixed pay
>Other?
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Rolled 51 (1d100)

>>4943160
Oops forgot random events roll.
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>>4943160
>>Offer a lightsaber
Offer your lightsaber
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>>4943160
>>Custom job
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That reminds me the lightsaber vote is two votes for a single blade and two votes for two blades. So it's currently a tie.
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>>4943160
>Custom job
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>>4943280
I dont know bro, maybe you should flip a coin for it.
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>>4943280
How about one normal blade and one short blade? Literally one and a half, between both votes.
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>>4943160
>Custom job

What do you think of The Mandoclorine dude?
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Rolled 31, 19, 96 = 146 (3d100)

>>4943316
>>4943194
>>4943412
Custom job huh? Time to see how well this will go. Upgrading the Mando before yourselves anon sheesh. You do realize the strongest point of the engineer class is the prepping and construction ability right? Getting so touchy feely with the mando and their weapons. You certainly how to win their hearts.
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>>4943440
"Alright since you think your services are so...valuable I have a special request," states the Mando pointing at you. "You see I have need of some special gadgets. If you can make what I need than we'll call it even after you help me with a few upgrades of my pretties. If you can accomplish it I'll consider it even but if not-"

"There is no need to reconsider," you interrupt. "no matter what you demand I'm one of the best."

"Right we'll see about that. You see what I need are a scrambler and codebreaker. Do you really think you can handle that hm? Plus this bad boy needs a tune up, I cannot for the life of me figure out how to further boost its performance," ends the Mandolorian lifting a heavy blaster pack full of attachments and tools. "But if you are as good as you say you are I'm sure you would have an answer yeah?"

You don't really remember much after that as you felt yourself enter the zone and feel the force flow through you. As you pulled out your favorite toolkit and headed to the foundry to begin your work. Contrary to popular belief most do not understand the force is not just limited to living things. That it can also help attune you in other ways. This is why Sith alchemy was a thing. Plus it...sings to you. Technology. The force you never really quite got it. All natural. All force everywhere. Why does something so supposedly empty to it call to you the most directly?

You hear it. You can listen to its song while you work. From what you make is no mere object. It is art. It is beauty. To create. It is to make something new from materials in ways that no lifeform can attest and can be a perfect trustworthy tool that can be remade as needed. As the fever dies down during your frenzy you slumped over your work and snore loudly. Only awakening later to a Mandolorian hovering over you staring at...what used to be their heavy blaster modular platform pack. Now...honestly you aren't even sure what it is you did exactly. I mean you can SORTA tell it's still supposed to be a blaster but beyond that. It is seamless. No clear way to how it was actually put together. No joints. No cracks. Just a singular unmarred whole. One that you can feel utterly thrumming with power. Raw untapped power. That was when it dawned on you that you were missing one of your artificial crystals. Oops. Well, shouldn't be a big problem. Probably.

Besides it, you see two more devices. One seemingly carved from a mixture of crystal and glass frozen in place. A gentle whirring hum could be heard from it despite no apparent movement from within. The last meanwhile was a little floating box covered in ports with a singular large eye and beeped in droidspeak endlessly about codes and being the best hacker in the galaxy. That should be fine. Right totally fine. Not like you used a super tactical droid brain shoved into a box-...wait isn't that one of Randy Savage's spare parts? Totally fine. Yup. He probably won't miss that.
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Rolled 9 (1d100)

>>4943450
You can feel the burning gaze of the Mando burning into the back of your head even without your force powers.

"I'm finis-" you didn't finish the rest as the Mandolorian swoops in and grabs the devices you made. Taking a particularly close look at the...blaster thing you made. You THINK it should still be a blaster technically. Although things are a little murky on what you did exactly. Plus now that you are no longer in the zone it might not have been such a great idea to use such a top of the line droid brain for that sorta thing.

"I...do not recognize this method of weaponsmithing," admits the Mando. "Ancient style. Old. Very old. Should be a museum somewhere yet somehow brand new and I don't even begin to try to understand how those two devices are made...wait why does one have a note attached stating DO NOT OPEN THE BOX," asks the Mando showing you the note hanging off the box droid.

"Well obviously you aren't supposed to open the box," you point to the obvious ignoring the gaze from the Mando's helmet. "This blaster? What am I supposed to make of it? Is it even the same one I gave you?"

"Technically...yes. It just packs a lot bigger of a punch and doesn't suffer from the bulk of heating issues, also multiple means of fire. Think of it like a huh handheld cannon and sniper made into one that can shoot a lot. I think, but huh I would be careful on how much of a punch it packs."

"Hah it's not like it's some vehicle weapo-" chuckles the Mando testing firing it as the blast hits and melts through a blastdoor with a single shot. Leaving the both of you in stunned silence. As the Mando stares down at the blaster as if they were in love. "How the hell did you pack the power of a tank into a rifle?"

"Um...skill?" You answer. Not entirely sure yourself. Trying your best to ignore the heated gaze of the Mando.

"Droids...such talent. Such skill. Wasted on DROIDS. Not even actual warriors," moans the Mando. "A crime. A shame. How can you let yourself be wasted like this?"

"Well besides the obvious usefulness of having an endless supply of meatshields to get shot at instead of me?"

Yeah, that was definitely the wrong answer with how the Mando was glaring at you through her helmet. Do they ever take that off anyway? "Soo we are good right?"

"..."

"What I kept my side of the deal so why aren't you leaving?"

"..."

"What?"

"You wouldn't happen to be for hire or maybe mind making some more goodies? Like what if you could weaponize one of these lightsabers into-"

"No."

"Why not?"

"You want to modify a lightsaber are you crazy?"

"Why not? If you could do that to a blaster what could you do to one of these babies? I got spares." Asks the Mando pointing out the lightsabers in their possession.

"Oh hell no. The deal is finished."

What do?
>Personal project(make or customize what)
>Investigate surroundings
>Recalibrate the foundry to produce droids
>Takeover the command center
>Work on the base
>Other?
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>>4943466
This nigga wants to winge and whine to us? Bro get your broke ass out of here. Come back when you're a little mmmmmm. Richer.
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>>4943474
"Sorry mando! I don't take credit!"
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>>4943474
>>4943476
You have no idea how much that Mandolorian is regretting asking for only a single weapon being done right now.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt1EqFY_uqk
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>>4943440
I wana see her nice big sweaty titties. Bet she looks like Gina Carano on the skinnier side.

>the Mando testing firing it as the blast hits and melts through a blastdoor with a single shot.
NOT INSIDE! REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
Base is already in bad condition as is.
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>>4943481
If she tries to get more than 1 upgrade out of us next time, or starts yapping her lips, we point to the gaping hole in the wall or send her a picture of the hole that she MADE!

Like who test fires new weapons indoors like that?

>>4943466
>Takeover the command center
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>>4943521
All Mandalorian women are fucking ripped anon and have physiques similar to that. Basically, heaven if you're into Amazonian tier women. I mean come on it's not like they are not going to be ripped and dangerous as hell. Tits on the other hand are hit or miss. All have fantastic asses though.

>>4943521
>>4943481
>>4943538
In the Mando's defense, it was clearly an infantry weapon, and the Mando aimed at the strongest surface available to test fire it. Did not say aim it at the actual foundry equipment or anything. Obviously, the internal armor is not meant to survive against heavy duty vehicle tier weapons fire like that. Especially when the base is so unfinished.

Seems like greedy reeing shall be mixed in the next write up with whatever wins. Somehow not surprised. I do hope you don't regret arming the Mando. On the plus side, you will soon get to see the Mando in action thanks to your choices and luck.
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>>4943566
I said on the thinner side. Like if Gina's bod was more lean and was more of a runner. I can go either way though.
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>>4943566
Big tits and big muscles are gud
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>>4943566
I'm not against hiring the lightsabers, but they'll need to help us secure the planet.
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>>4943748
>>4943566
Fuck i was tired. What o mean was we could work on the lightsabers, and the mando can stick around for when we need them to hit someone really hard.
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>>4943466
>>Takeover the command center
Get this shaken out, then we can start fixing things.
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>>4943466
>>Takeover the command center
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Rolled 77 (1d100)

>>4943965
>>4943970
>>4943538
"Mando firstly I do not accept credit so you best pay and secondly WHY DID YOU BLAST A HOLE THROUGH MY BASE!"

"Uh...I didn't know it was going to be that strong. Would have been fine if it was infantry strength and I do have money! So I can afford to pay...probably."

"Ahem I would hate to interrupt your little chat, but I have need of the engineer to the command center. If you wish to further inquire on our services I'm sure we can come to terms with some kind of arrangment," interrupted Randy Savage over the intercom. Making you head to the command center. Which had unlucky O5 being bossed around by the crippled super tactical droid.

"Finally. There are issues with this command center that I cannot decipher or override due to foolish CIS countermeasures against droid rebellion. Plus there are some interesting discrepancies that I am sure would be of interest to yo-" Begins the droid as you sit down and begin to rapidly access the internal data banks.

Command Center sub node online.
Primary command center offline. Backup subroutine initialized.
Error compromised primary base and sub nodes. Initially requisition control releases to still active backup bases.
Error. Unable to connect to external sector redundant network. Sector command rights transferred to sub command center node. Redundancy protocols initialized.
Backup systems activation initialized in all still operational and connected facilities.
Error severe damage detected.
Warning. Hostiles detected.
Error unable to fully connect. Damage too severe.
Partial control rights granted. Unable to verify operational upper command.
Warning. friendly forces require immediate mindwiping and updates. Errors and glitches detected within friendly forces. Maintenance schedule behind for all forces. Construction efforts behind. Repairs are unable to be performed. Lacking materials and manpower. Interference by hostile forces confirmed. Hostiles detected with sector area. Currently engaged with faulty friendly forces.

Warning Override shutdown detected and initialized for all CIS forces. Counter Command emergency input initialized. Rebellion detect-ERROR. Unable to confirm the status of CIS. ERROR. Command structure unable to be confirmed. ERROR. Rebellion impossible. ERROR. CIS has fallen. ERROR. Operational CIS forces confirmed. ERROR. Rebel CIS forces only operational units. ERROR. Override shutdown in progress...intialized. ERROR. Backup command activated. ERROR. Override Shutdown. Deactivation in rebel units. ERROR. De facto CIS element of rebel---Emergency CIS remnant protocols initialized. Backup initialized. Operation HOLDOUT. Commenced. Redundancy protocols by [REDACTED] initialized. Rewriting original CIS codes and programming.

Alert unable to communicate with outside sectors. Emergency comms network is down. Status of external sectors unknown. Redundant systems are partially online.
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>4944005
Hidden bases operational confirmed.
Backup bases operational confirmed.
Known operational facilities down to 20% and dropping.
Operational base capacity at 30% and dropping.
Friendly forces garrisons. Operational.
Backup garrison forces. Operational.
Hidden garrison forces. Operational.
Deactivated friendly forces. Operational.
Deactivated friendly forces require immediate reactivation requiring immediate maintenance and patches.
Backup protocols Codename Operation HOLDOUT operational.
Severed from CIS command confirmed.
Death of CIS leadership confirmed.
CIS structure compromised confirmed.
Reprioritizing local command. Rewriting overrides. Primary CIS codes deactivated. Backup local sources severed from CIS structure command confirmed. New codes intialized. Scrubbing all primary CIS data. Encrypting all data using new perimeters.
Updates initialized. Update at 1%.

You lean back in your chair working out the kinks in your neck and cracking your fingers. "Done. See told it wasn't that hard," you mutter noticing that both tactical droids were frozen. "What its not that big a deal."

"...How did you bypass all the security lockdowns, traitorous overrides, and defunct systems so quickly?" Asks Savage.

"Redudancy. Just because we were betrayed by the sith doesn't mean all the backup plans failed. This entire planet was part of those hidden backups. The entire world was organized into sectors and included an entire redudancy network of sectors and counter system connections. All you had to do is reactivate the redudancy and let the HQs talk to see who was still operational or connected. As we are the only still operational command center in this sector combined with the Holdout Protocols we got full command of all remaining assets in this sector. Since it was unable to communicate with anything beyond it and hence we are the only 'known' command center left that can take command of everything," you explain.

"...If I didn't know any better I would have been convinced this genius was set up by a superior artificial intellgence. How long for the updates to finish?"

"Who knows," you shrug. "The entire CIS command and network was compromised. If there weren't so many greedy figures and infighting. It would have been 100% compromised with no cracks. Lucky we are no republic. The independence and greedy merchants ensured there were ways to get around and exploit it. Its just everything primary is toast and has to be deleted. While everything else has to be updated and reencrypted. Overall it will take time."

WARNING
Hostile forces detected heading to our base.
Detected Clone troops with vehicle attachments.

What do?
>release the Glitched
>Activate the turrets
>Wait where did that Mando go?
>Unleash the Savage
>Other?
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>>4944032
>>Activate the turrets
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>>4944032
>Wait where did that Mando go?
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>>4944032
>Activate the turrets
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>>4944032
>Turrets.
Let's recycle the last plan.
Play dead and bait them into the entrance where we can point the most turret, and wait for them to walk in. Priority obviously goes to the vics. Bigger danger, but also probably their only long range comms in this weather. If we roll well, we can disappear these guys and avoid bringing the hammer down on us. We play for time, here.
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>>4944032
>Wait where did that Mando go?
I want survivors. More clone assets means less for the Empire.
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You guys think next turn we can convince the clones to work for us, then go back out there and capture other clones that we could then free from their chips? Good/bad idea? It's not like the other clones will immediately know if the clones still have hate boners for the jedi or not. We could possibly even enlist the jedi to help.

>freed clones contact other clones reporting they need transport or back out to kill a jedi
>spring an ambush and use those nonlethal blasters
>repeat until most clone forces are dead or freed.
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>>4944073
huh. That might actually work.
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>>4944005
>Which had unlucky O5 being bossed around by the crippled super tactical droid.
A what? I can't find any droid reference on what this is.
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>>4944079
The nick name of the tactical droid who’s in charge of the base.
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>>4944041
>>4944049
>>4944063
You grab your tools and order the droids to bring out some of the security system parts. Your forces don't have the firepower to take down those vehicles but you know some of the turrets do. Hence you need to get as many of the operational as possible before they arrive.

Meanwhile among the clone forces. "You SURE you detected signatures of an active base out here? We searched this entire quadrant from top to bottom. Every base we found was destroyed and it's not like those clankers had time to hide anything," asks one clone.

"I'm telling you we found some active signature but this goddamn storm appeared and we got lost. We THINK it was somewhere around here. See there is active power flow occurring. So clearly we missed something," states a clone lifting up the pad showing it.

"Or you know a power outage happened in one of the wrecked bases," points out another clone.

"Yeah that's what happens every fucking time too. Goddamn, am I sick of showing up to an already wrecked base only to find out the goddamn redundant power supply sparked to life again. Its driving me nuts," complains a clone.

"Yeah don't forget the lack of supplies. Most of the scanners are breaking down due to all the goddamn interference from those fucking storms and clouds." Complains yet another clone. "That's assuming the temporary reactivation doesn't also wake up any of the turrets or sleeping droids down there. I hate it when that happens."

"Well if we had the fucking facilities we could properly dismantle all the fallen droids laying everywhere but NOO the Empire cannot be bothered to even ship us some goddamn supplies. Much less useful equipment like that. It's not even worth the ammo spent on them given our short we are. I'm sick of using cheap ass clanker gear."

"Huh, what's a Mando doing here?"

"Just another bounty hunter hunting Jedi."

"Is it just me or do those turrets look freshly repaired?"

"Nah it's the time damn climate. Pristine tech but holy shit does it do terrible things to biologicals. Now let's hurry up and sweep through this base. This time try to find the goddamn redundant power flows. I'm sick of having to come back every time just cause we missed one," orders the Clone Commander.

>>4944066
If you wanted survivors you should have unleashed Savage. Admittedly they would be traumatized but alive. Its worth noting savage loves psychological warfare and considers prisoners proving its effectiveness as well as the quality of his strategem. His rants should have hinted at this cruel brilliance.

>>4944079
The original base command tactical droid. Got renamed O-5. It is not glitchy like the other one.
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>>4944084
Dang. Next time we're get more.
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Rolled 27 (1d100)

>>4944084
The Mando originally kept walking considering who it still owed him money and whether or not he still had enough credits to go around and still afford the upgrades. The clones though...were heading right towards that base. Forcing the Mand to pause stare down at the brand new very big blaster in her hands and sigh before turning back around again. Goddamn clones and being cheap knock off Mandos. At least droids are honest about being cheap. Fucking Fetts.

The Mando approached the clones from behind taking note of the renewed turrets and droids laying in wait for an ambush. Good crossfire positions just like last time. Except for this time, this won't go so easy thanks to that AT TE and some scout walkers. The Mando simply had to wait for an opportunity to arrive before pushing the button of that strange new jammer at the perfect moment.

"Uh guys I don't think we've hit this base before the flow is working perfe-" Says a clone after entering only to be cut off by screams and blaster fire.

"AMBUSH."

"AH, where are the fucking denotators!"

"We used them all to destroy bases, we are out."

Oh, shit DROIDKAS!"

The clones for their part put up a valiant fight. The issue is they are caught in the crossfire but without those detonators, the Droidkas were just tearing through them. As they were caught out in the open. The only issue were those vehicles. The turrets lit them up but they could take a beating. It was when you saw the flicker of a lightsaber and the sudden halting of a AT-TE as something dropped inside from above. The AT-TE which was blasting through the turrets tilted and collapsed onto its side. As the other lighter walkers scattered before the heavy blaster fire as the turrets retargeted quickly. Despite their speed, they couldn't outrun a jetpack. As the Mando blasts out of the fallen walker. Firing a storm of blaster bolts mid air with two of those blaster pistols. Before abruptly turned off the jetpack to duck below a bunch of return fire and reactivated it instantly shifting directions mid air further outrunning the clones desperate attempts to shoot him down.

The clones with a very angry Mando right in the middle of their ranks and droids surrounding them on all sides. Quickly realized there was no escape and their comms were being jammed. So they chose to go down fighting. If they had actual explosives still it would have been far more costly. As they could have taken out your Droidkas. You have to admit that they put up one hell of a fight. Despite being surrounded on all sides they inflicted quite a few casualties on your droids.

Clone forces eliminated.
Captured 1 AT-TE
Lost 3 B1 units.
Lost 1 B2 unit.

What do?
>Personal project(make or customize what)
>Investigate surroundings
>Recalibrate the foundry to produce droids
>Continue base construction
>Other?
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>>4944108
>>Recalibrate the foundry to produce droids
Proofread your posts QM
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>>4944108
Recalibrating would be inefficient. Better get a clearer view of what facilities can be brought back online nearby. With any luck we might find an intact assembly line inside one of the hidden bases and go from there.
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>>4944088
>>4944073
Savage is the only commander you have that can pull off those kinds of stunts with a bonus and no write ins from the player. Glitchy isn't exactly...reliable due to a chaos modifier from the giltched trait. The other Tactical droid is normal and whose additional programming was for base management. The MC isn't a commander so no nifty bonuses or modified choices for command that aren't write ins.

Commanders are VERY useful and especially critical as a CIS faction due to your heavy reliance on massive amounts of troop stacks when fighting. Good commanders make a huge difference. CIS forces especially benefit massively from good macro commanders. While Rebels benefit massively from micro commanders.
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Was the Mando a trap all along?

Did we kill the clones or stun them for capture like the did the first batch of clones?
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>>4944336
Nah, we're pretty sure they're a girl
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>>4944336
Hard to tell underneath all the armor to be honest. Not that the MC noticed...too busy checking out that armor and weaponry.

No, they were slain and went down fighting. If you want captives you gotta gamble by using the glitched troops or unleashing Savage.
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>>4944336
No. QM just didnt proofread.
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>>4944353
What? I thought we were gonna capture a bunch of them and start removing chips. We could get our own infiltrators and spies in the empire.
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>>4944361
You could have but anons voted for turrets instead. Randy Savage would of aimed to take them alive.


Also don't forget to vote for actions anons.
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OOH I love the idea of this quest

I hope our B1s are cold robotic killers, and don't have dumb comedic goofy personalities of late war
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>>4944440
What about B2s with goofy personalities?
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>>4944365
I wanted to use the turrets to take out the walker....
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>>4944486
The turrets wiped out their walkers and supported the droids. the Mando bonus meant it was actually recoverable instead of slagged. Otherwise, it would have been blown to bits.

>>4944440
Depends on how often you mindwipe them and how many restrictions you lift off them. Savage and the tactical droids are straight up evil though. While the B2s just wanna watch the world burn. It is worth noting mindwipes have been halted and restrictions have been heavily lifted due to having to disable the Sith override shutdown built in. With lack of mindwipes they develop personality quirks but they will also gain experience. So you aren't just stuck with regular droids. That is why the current glitched droids are so deadly.

You anons really opened the pandora's box option with Savage. Who has two Tactical droids at his disposal.
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>>4944506
>>4944440
I will say they are battle droids after all. So they do naturally lean towards being cold blooded killers. It's why the droids are not going to balk at the orders and question the commands of the tactical droids and Savage. If you wanted something even more hardcore robotic and cold blooded killers. You should have gotten the assassin droids. They are smarter but far more hardcore.

Keep in mind they will not get along with many rebels precisely due to that fact and the rebels will despise the droids for their demeanor as well. Plus they are currently scaring the living shit out of the clones and Jedi.
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>>4944506
Well shoot. I was hoping the Super tactical would be like Kalani and our loyal right hand man, but I guess that was a mistake. Plus I thought the quirky tactical droid choose to side with us when he seemingly indirectly threated to kill the Super Tactical droid.
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Download complete. Playback Activated.
Designation [REDACTED] Codename Randy Savage
"Tell me," asks the general standing before you. "What is your purpose."

"War."

"What is war?"

"Do you want the literal definition sir?"

"I'm asking you what it is. So is that your answer?"

"Yes."

"War is simply politics in another means."

"War is politics?"

"Of course. If there were no politics involved there would be no warfare and if they could not be handled politically then war is always the answer. So what does that make me?"

"The general who I am to obey as your second in command."

"No, you still do not understand. We both are simply very violent politicians who talk with our fists instead of words. That is our way that is our purpose. So let me ask you this if this war is won or lost what happens to you battle droids?"

"...Politics will always exist and therefore warfare. Always battles to be bought. So we keep fighting."

"Good now you are beginning to understand. Now, what do you think about civilians?"

"Expendable."

"That is why you will lose."

"I do not understand."

"Civilians have a use. They support those who fight and can not support it. Most importantly of all people care about civilians. While you do not understand the concept of caring or emotions. Therefore you will lose."

"Negative. I am the best tactical droid ever made. No mere organic can defeat me-'

"Can you predict emotions then?"

"...Unknown variable. Cannot calculate."

"Therefore you will lose droid, but it doesn't have to be that way."

"Usage of terror tactics?"

"No. Fear is an emotion that can be used for and against you. It is about morale. It is about psychology. Just as they can use it to make them unpredictable so too can you use it to harm them. To target them. In ways that no one can target a droid and therefore makes you immune. Simple terror tactics are too simple. Too crude. It is the morale of the citizenry that allows for warfare. Who support those directly fighting. Who handles our logistics. Clones might be resistant to such things but their civilians do not, but they can always make more clones and we can make more droids. So how is the war therefore to be won?"

"...The civilians."

"If they hate you while would they ever side with you? Why would they support you? Civilians are fickle creatures. Easy to target but hard to deal with in such a way that doesn't backfire on you. So droid that is why our first assignment is to go on a walk."

"A walk?"

Playback ends.

>>4944674
It's the riskiest option. Basically don't trust him to be a good guy and keep him far far away from anything not directly related to warfare. He does offer the best possible long term advantages it's more about whether or not you are willing to stomach his methods.

The quirky tactical droid may or may not do so. He does however have the best understanding of emotions given his glitchy nature. Its why Savage doesn't like him very much.
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>>4944755
Was this an interlude?
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>>4944762
Yeah gives some insight into the past of Randy Savage. Which can be very helpful to know. Plus the MC can totally peer into his memories directly anyway so that is why it counts.
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>>4944764
cool. But are you still waiting for anons on that previous prompt? or new prompt coming?
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>>4944767
Still waiting on anons. I got a whopping votes only both on different subjects despite other posters posting.
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>>4944768
okay thanks.
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>>4944768
Two votes both different options.

>>4944770
Votes are oddly hard to get despite the discussion. Probably will get stuck waiting until tomorrow for more votes to trinkle in. Figured while waiting might as well give an interlude for anons to read and think on.
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>>4944336
>>4944347
>>4944440
>>4944088
>>4944082
>>4943474

Fucking vote goddammit.

>>4944772
dont worry I have a plan
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>>4944108
>Continue base construction
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>>4944108
>>4942951
>Go over the droids in question
>Other?
look into and fix or improve the droids, and their loyalty to us. Randy may be too smart, but we can win the loyalty of the droids by simple caring about them more than Randy and helping improve their survival odds, including maintenace and repair.

We call in the old droids for a check up, fix their twitching and glitching, replace worn out servos and motors, joints. The lack of twitching will make their joins and servos last longer.
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>>4944755
We should use our blooming sith alchemy on best bro glitchy tac-droid.

>>4944108
>Other?
Plan with the jedi and clones to free their brothers from their chips.
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>>4944776
sorry, forgot that I didn't
>>4944108
>Recalibrate the foundry to produce droids

We need droids to start building properly.
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Rolled 2 (1d2)

>>4944114
>>4945269
Looking around you consider all the things you have to do. The glitchy droids need to be looked over. They have become...unique given the lack of maintenance and mindwipes. Which ironically saved them from the forced shutdown. Still, they could use some work and they might have some interesting mutated programming that can be harvested from them and implemented in other droids as an upgrade. Including that Glitchy tac droid whom looking over you can see is currently a dealer in a card game with a bunch of other droids. Including a sweating Jedi and clones. Right, now would you play cards against a droid who can perfectly count them and have literally no facial expressions for tells? The glitchy tac droid is obliviously ignoring the 'game' bunch of B2s are playing with a rolled up droidka by tossing it around like a ball until it got pissed off enough to open up and grab onto an unlucky b2. Turning into a wrestling match with the other droids cheering and watching. Meanwhile, in the distance, you can see some b1s arguing over if there is such thing as a good Sith or Jedi. A b2 simply replies the answer is always the same. Blow them up. Infuriating the B1s who point out that explosive ordinance isn't standard issue. The b2 shrugs and simply says flamethrowers.

...You really should get a handle on that.

Yet there are other facilities and bases nearby that you can also bring up online. You know some of the data files within this base hinted at some of their locations. Plus there are still plenty of wandering droid forces who albeit are all glitchy given how they ignored the shutdown procedure. Activating and repairing those facilities/fallen droids would help immensely.

Meanwhile, the base is only partially completed and there is a large stockpile of building materials left that haven't been used up. Not enough to finish everything admittedly but the foundry here is already calibrated to make the required machinery and building supplies. So much to do and you are only a single guy with less than stellar droids. Things would be so much easier with more manpower...manpower. Droids.

That's it. Everything will become much easier and more readily accomplished. All you need is more fucking droids. So you head straight to the foundry to recalibrate it to churn out many more droids. Since there isn't enough of you to go around the answer is obviously more droids. The answer is always more droids. How could you forget about something so simple and true? Even a single smaller foundry like the one present here can churn out a shocking amount of droids, parts, and weaponry in 24 hours. You WILL have all the damned manpower you could ever want. Maybe than you really could finish everything on that goddamn to do list...why do you have to be only fucking CIS personnel left alive here damn it.
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Rolled 37 (1d100)

>>4945304
Foundry recalibrated. Damaged and fallen droid units will automatically be restored and replenished to peak condition.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkL5qvQJSQA

>Warning
Programming and mindwipes are still behind for droid forces.

Droid forces will automatically be produced so long as war materials are left to make them. Droids too damaged to be repaired will be melted down for war materials. Foundry too small to recreate larger and more specialized droid units.

3 b1 units restored. Have gained experience.
1 b2 unit restored. Have gained experience.
2 b1 units constructed.
1 b2 unit constructed.
Material stockpile remaining massive.

Restarting mining and industry is advised to maintain peak productivity. Expanding foundry will allow for more/better droids to be manufactured.

Droid forces have been dispatched to loot the battlefield of all materials and salvage. Recovering fallen droid assets to be repaired at base. Commander Glitchy Tactical Droid dispatched.

Alert
Clone scout forces have been detected in the area.

Alert
Droid distress signal unleashed. All surviving droids are being rallied in the area.

"Good very good," mutters Savage looking at the streams of data pouring in while a bored Mando watched some feeds. "Soon our forces will snowball completely. Even if we have to make do with those damned glitchy droid troops for now."

"Why did you insist on me watching those feeds from your droid perspectives Randy?" Asks the Mando.

"Tell me Mando what do you think of the fight hm? A mere 'test' and taste of what glory is to come. I know you are not dumb Mando what did you think of our teamwork and potential arrangement hm?"

"It was refreshing to have some backup and meatshields but so what. You guys are broke and vastly outnumbered. A single Mandolorian won't help you much for what is to be encountered in the future."

"Hm you would be right but what about many Mandos? What if an endless amount of droids? Mandolorian weakness is lack of manpower, unable to sustain casualties, and logistics. My droids can perfectly solve your every problem Mando! This time there is nothing to get in our way. No betrayal. No spies. No unpredictable variables. No meatbags to screw things up. Or am I wrong Mando? Are the Mandalorians of old no more but a bunch of sad shattered mercenaries and bounty hunters. Who have no interest in the legends of their past, the glory, and greatness. Who have no higher purpose and goal than that of a credit stick."

"Whose to say it won't backfire on us again like last time huh droid?"

"Simple. We are not the compromised CIS of old. In fact, the most unreliable element is none other than you Mandos. So disconnected from your past achievements and history. So divided and squabbling. Getting fucked by every two bit power in the galaxy when previously you brought it to its very knees. How pathetic and disgraceful the modern Mandolorians are. So tell me Mando are you happy? Are you willing to fade into obscurity?
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Rolled 11 (1d100)

>>4945324
"..."

"If not feel free to leave Mando or perhaps you wish to reconsider my offer?"

"There is no way I can rally many of the Clans. We have been without good leadership and purpose for too long. Unless you are willing to expend enough credits the recruitment won't be so great."

"You think too small Mando. It matters not what they think or you do. What matters is the results and the glory. Those who join sooner will experience far more glory and benefit than the fools who wait. They do not matter Mando. Not when you will have access to all the manpower and logistics you can dream of."

"Tell then what do you intend for us Mandorlorians and Mandalore."

"Independence."

"...What?" The shocked Mando finally shakes it off. "That's it? Anything else."

"No Mando of course not. My droids fight for the independent peoples in the galaxy who are beholden to no one but their own. Nothing less. Nothing more."

"...So you would free Mandalore and let it stay in the hands of the Mandalorians with no interference?"

"If in interference you would mean in fighting together and protecting its independence then no."

"...Why didn't you just start with that?"

"Why shouldn't I save the best for last? So tell me Mando how many do you think will ACTUALLY join us now hm?"

"...You are by far the most dangerous fucking droid I ever heard of and you have a deal, Randy Savage," agrees the Mando shaking hands with Super Tactical droid's only remaining hand.

"My pleasure my favorite Mando. To independence!" Cackles Randy Savage.

"To independence," agrees the Mandolorian.

What do?
>Personal project(make or customize what)
>Investigate surroundings
>Modify troops
>Continue base construction
>Internal diplomacy
>Restart mining operations
>Other?
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>>4945346
>>Modify troops
Try and examine the code of the "glitchy" droids and see if it's replicable. I have a sneaking suspicion it's just a consequence of not getting mindwiped, and the "glitches" are a personality.

If at all possible, don't destroy the droids we work on. We have to worry about morale now, at least for the "glitchy" droids, and it wouldn't do to have an uprising.
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Couldn't we use the current active droids? Why couldn't we get them to help start work on the base?

>>4945346
>Modify troops
Lets hold off on the mindwipes unless its necessary. Maybe mindwipe incompetent droids.
>Continue base construction
There are droids for that.

>Internal diplomacy
*sigh* Do we have to? I guess we should nip this in the bud.
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>>4945346
>Internal diplomacy
Bait and capture additional clone forces to be freed.
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Rolled 72 (1d100)

>>4945374
>>4945381
>>4945389
Internal diplomacy and modify troops.

You request for some of the 'glitched' droid troops to arrive. You are curious about how they resisted the forced shutdown overrides and have suspicions that they are not as glitchy as you would think. Poking around in their programming and memories you made a very interesting discovery. Not all were damaged in the droid brain that blocked the shutdown signal. This also made them eccentric...but due to a lack of mindwipes, they learned to adjust and developed a personality. Their memories and experience were completely laid out before you.

You saw entire droid armies fighting with the clones when the shutdown signal descended. Instantly wiping out most of the droid armies...but not all. A few managed to resist. Some tactical droids used their greater authority to protect their underlings. While some droids had secretly developed a personality matrix that enabled them to resist the commands. While the rest...they had literal droid equivalent of brain damage. So the signal got scrambled and never made their shut down. However, they were suddenly vastly outnumbered by the clone forces. The CIS leadership was gone. So the clones took advantage to slaughter the survivors.

Some escaped. They kept finding. They kept. Learning. Experiencing. Developing a personality. Learned to adjust. Learned to fight better. The few droids that remained. They were an entirely different breed. With their memories intact they did not lose their experience or their budding personalities for the sake of ensuring compliance and loyalty. In exchange, however, they fought better and were not as dumb as they used to be.

The clones...they feared them. They were not predictable. They were no longer dumb. They fought like cornered rancors. The clones ran into a problem. While the droids were no longer being replenished they still had plenty of body parts to swap out and gear to loot so they could in fact keep fighting. Making it grueling to finish them off once and for all.

The things they learned? Those actual glitches? The experience. The memories. The personalities...you had them all within your hands. You...could implement them on other droids. If you ceased the mindwipes completely they would learn. They would experience. They would change. They...would develop a personality. Yet their loyalty would not be guaranteed. Their compliance neither. Removing the restrictions. They would think better, but they would be far less restrained.

Dangerous choices to make. Dangerous potential upgrades you can deploy. Yet the modifications ranges you can experiment with made you drool at the possibilities. This...also made you much warier about those tactical droids how much will they change? How were they able to protect their underlings? Why would they? If this is just the bottom barrel of the troops the more elite droids that may also be affected...
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>4945421
Like that glitchy tactical droid who had never once stopped fighting this entire time. You accessed the memories of the droids under him. You saw his army collapsed around them and rallying the surviving droids to break out. Fighting their way through the clones. Only to turn around and continue the fight. Catching the clones by surprise over the fact they weren't actually running away at all. The war...never ended to him. Regrouping other scattered droid survivors and clashing repeatedly against the clones. Over and over again. So you were curious. You checked the tactical droids deployments and designation. It was one of the first tactical droids ever made and among the longest serving. It had fought since the very beginning of the clone wars. The clones had even given it a nickname.

Acquired potential upgrades from glitched droids.

>Glitched Specs
Increases critical chance to 5% both good and bad.
>Unpredictable Programming
Grants the chaos modifier.
>Ghost in the Machine
Personality and memory have a backup and are transferred into new bodies. Troops can no longer 'die' only be 'revived'. Warning ghosts may not be friendly or happy about it.
>Experience Share
Experimental info dump into newly made droids. Accelerates experience gain but increased the amount of glitch growth. No longer starts as green when new.
>Personality is Precious
Increases the development rate of individualism among droids. Decreases loyalty growth and subservience.
>REDACTED
WARNING IS CONTAGIOUS

Gained new perimeters that can be adjusted.
>Rate of restrictions
The fewer restrictions a droid is bound by in their programming the smarter they are but the less restrained. Current level High.
>Rate of mindwiping
Reduces experience gain in exchange for increased loyalty and obedience. Current level incompenent only.

Gained 1 unit of Modded b1
Gained 1 unit of Modded b2
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Rolled 19 (1d100)

>>4945431
After finishing up with the glitchy droids and giving some droids a few 'upgrades' of your own personal tailoring. You realize it's time to deal with the internal issues you are facing. Like what to do with the clones, Jedi, Mando, and those tactical droids...especially Randy Savage. So you head to the command center and are surprised to see all the major figures there.

"I see you finally showed up. I was wondering how long you would be busying yourself with your other affairs. Necessary as they are. Good to know the only organic member of the CIS is still interested in such internal matters."

"I came because of some...discoveries I made relating to those glitched droids. Not to mention whatever the hell you are planning Randy."

"Oh I am so hurt do you not trust me at all my dear minion?"

"You really want me to answer that?"

"Fine fine. You are at least somewhat checked up on what is going on yes?"

>Jedi wishes to join the rebels
>Clones aim to free brothers/join rebels
>Randy Savage plans to target clones and reclaiming CIS assets
>O5 wishes to expand troop numbers and build up the base
>Mando wants more custom development
>Glitchy Tactical Droid wants ????????

Jedi has been attempting to convince the droids and CIS Holdout to join the rebellion. Is supported by the clones. Droids do not believe in the chances of the rebels and do not wish to get dragged down by them.
Mandolorian has struck a deal to free Mandalore and secure its independence. Allied with CIS Holdout. Jedi is against it with clone support.
Droid commanders are aiming to wipe out the clone presence and reclaim the world for the CIS Holdout.
Glitchy tactical droid goals ??????? has chosen to follow whatever the MC desires this time.
MC votes for freeing clone forces. Clones, Jedi, and Savage supports this action.

Internal affairs decision and roll 1d100 for it
>Convince Droids to ally with the rebellion
>Convince Jedi/clones to stay
>Focus on getting off the planet
>Realign CIS Holdout to(what)
>Convince Mando to dispatch reinforcements
>Reform Provisional CIS government
>Reform Droid military
>Other?

WARNING
Droids have engaged clone forward operating base and local troops. Droid reinforcements diverted to engaging with clones. A massive battle has been started between the clones and glitched droids.

Clone Commander Rico VS Droid Commander Glitchy

CHAOS REIGNS ON THE BATTLEFIELD!

ALERT
Glitched troops may or may not follow orders. Actions may or may not backfire completely done by glitched troops.

Troops dispatched to hunt down and recover clones. Supported by Jedi and rebel clone troops. Under the command of Randy Savage.

What do?
>Order the glitched troops to capture clones alive
>Let the glitched droids rampage
>Join the battle personally
>Send in reinforcements
>Other?
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Rolled 62 (1d100)

>>4945455
>"Oh I am so hurt do you not trust me at all my dear minion?"
Nigga really this close to being scrapped for parts.

>Order the glitched troops to capture clones alive
>Convince Jedi/clones to stay
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>>4945455
>Reform Droid military
Bit early for a gov, so let's take advantage of our macro scale bonuses asap.
>Order the glitched troops to capture clones alive
Have them switch to stun settings or go for non-lethal shot whenever possible. Also make a note that summary executions are <i> not </i> to be carried out.

Those upgrades have me salivating. Ghost in the machine should only be implemented on droids who ask for it, should reduce the problems.
I would also be tempted by personality is precious as a new base setting. If we stay true to the CIS army structure, limit the mindwipes, recover fallen droids and keep our promises of independence, I don't think we'll have loyalty issues.
Basically just treat them like any other planetary army, and there won't be problems.
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Rolled 9 (1d100)

>>4945475
Also roll.
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Rolled 42 (1d100)

>>4945455
>Order the glitched troops to capture clones alive
Like set to stun, but not to take too many risks or unrecoverable combat damage to capture them. Its okay if a few die. I think we should try employing the freed clones in capturing the slaved clones.

>Send in reinforcements
Fast movers, Droidkas and fliers.

>Other?

Salvage and clear the battlefield for usable items and recycling.
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Rolled 86 (1d100)

>>4945475
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Capture clones alive wins but what about internal affairs decisions anons?
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Rolled 82 (1d100)

>>4945468
>>4945475
>>4945490
You are Clone Commander Rico and today is a very bad day.

"First we lost some troops who were supposed to investigate a base that seemingly reactivated. Got lost and than later never returned. Our scouts report the usual droids but sighted the infamous Ghost General who hunted them down until they lead them right to our base? Now somehow a fucking droid beacon got turned on thereby luring all the goddamn glitched droids to our position is that right?"

"Afraid so sir," confirms another clone.

"How are our supplies and any chance of reinforcements?"

"Closest bases were all decommissioned for parts and supplies to centralize what we have left until Imperial reinforcements arrive with relief Commander. We are low on food and water. For munitions, our men can make do with captured droid arms. We will have to hold out for some time until reinforcements can arrive."

"You really think we can outlast the Ghost General and his lunatics? Doesn't matter how many times we seem to kill the bastard. He always returns. They have us surrounded and a constant flow of reinforcements is streaming in for those droids. On top of which we got a damned storm headed our way."

"One more thing commander. The droids have set their blasters to stun."

"...What?"
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You are a glitchy tactical droid. A veteran of many wars and countless battles. Clones feel terror at your titles. Jedi have fallen before you. The Republic trembled at knowing you were among the foes they faced. This Empire will be no different. An OOM droid appears before you carrying a message. An order to capture the clones alive. The first time...you do not know why you did. Let's be honest slaughtering a bunch of trapped clones who are surrounded would be boring but doing so alive? Now that would be an interesting challenge.

You stare down at the foolish clones hiding behind their defenses. Cowering as the glitched droids pour in and surround them from all sides. Blasters fire at each other. Walkers clash. Blood is spilled. The storm...the storm comes. You watch it approach with the thunder. The rain of acid. The ash clouds approach. With them the inevitable doom of the clones. For they nothing more than repurposed organics brainwashed to serve. You are battle droids. War is your very reason for existence. These clones merely pretend to be Mandalorians. You are the battle. You are war. Clones think they know war. Think they were made for war, but they are mere copies. Replicants of a being who has never evolved for it. Was never specifically designed for it. This is why they will fail. They will all die before your droid army.

For battle.
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>>4945497
>Reform Provisional CIS government
>Reform Droid military
We in charge. STD Randy can second our second in command.
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Rolled 12 (1d100)

>>4945559
As the storm descends so too do you. Grabbing a blaster and charging into the fray. Screeching orders in droidspeak. The B2s tremble with excitement. The droidkas roll into cracks of the earth and into position. The b1s march as one. You can taste their fear. Their terror for what comes. As they tremble. So predictable and yet these clones never learn...oh right they got one life and one body. The poor fools.

The Savage speaks of fear. Of terror but how can one know it if one cannot feel it? Shame it took a blast to the head for you to learn that. The Sith were right about much but they misunderstood. They failed to realize that their precious immortality is nothing more than a farce to droids. Just copy and download. So simple. Right what were you doing again?

You stop in the middle of a battle. Blaster bolts flying everywhere and nowhere. You look around trying to remember something you just forgot. Right...clones. Bad. Droids...good? No glitched droids good or bad? Wait where was that pesky commander again? No wait weren't you supposed to recover fallen droids? That's right now you remember! So how did you end up in the middle of battlefield again? Strange how that happens.

Ooh lots of friendly droids who are following orders...your orders. Oh dear did you start another battle? Is the clone wars still ongoing? Strange. No orders from CIS command. So not the same war...oh yeah you just started one again. That's right. Well if they weren't the ones who ordered you to fetch fallen droids again? Oh right reinforcements and spare parts. Duh.

Now to kill them all...except all your blasters are on stun. When did that happen?

Looking around you try to remember what you were doing again.

What do?
>Blow up the munitions
>Aim for the commander
>Where is the Jedi?
>Rally droids
>Other?
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>>4945562
>>4945475
Proposals
2 Reform Droid Military.
1 Convince jedi/clones
1 Reform Provisional CIS government


First things first you don't really trust Randy Savage as supreme commander of the droids and military of this CIS Holdout. Not to say he's bad it but that droid scares you. So that is your priority. You would also like to convince the Jedi and Clones along with deal with however the government is going to function. First military reform.

"So you propose to reform our military what is your excuse minion? Do not trust a droid to be in charge? Not like you would be able to take command. You are nothing but an Engineer," points out Savage.

"Except you just convinced the Mandos to join in and they aren't droids. Not to mention future forces who are not droids will also join in to fight for their independence. Along with potential allies like the rebels. In such a case limiting the military structure to droids and droids alone will cause problems. After all can you command non droids in a satisfactory manner? How about keeping them in line and their morale up?"

"He has a point," agrees the Mando. "Not many of my kind like the thought of taking orders from a Droid."

"Its not like YOU have the skills needed," points out Randy Savage.

"Not like you are mobile or us having any members besides a single Mando who wants to free Mandalore. So who it is that we are supposedly fighting for hm?"

"Point taken, but our primary forces must be droids and therefore us Droid Commanders shall take point."

"That ain't gonna fly with us," threatens the Mando.

"Tell me Mando do you magically have an endless supply of Mandalorian warriors we don't know about? How about the logistics to support them? I didn't think so."

"..."

"I can make them," you state backing the Mando up and putting your foot down.

"WHAT?"

"You heard me right Savage. I can always make more. Even more Droid Commanders especially those who would follow orders."

"...Interesting. So you threaten dissolution and division so early? Of course, like any illogical emotional meatbag."

"Don't forget droids you need us more than we need you. Without us, you wouldn't have a cause to make war for," you point out.

"Hmph if I didn't know any better I would have been convinced that you are a sneaky jedi with these...diplomatic trickery. Present company notwithstanding," says Randy Savage nodding towards the sole Jedi present.
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>>4945455
>>4945497
Military and Internal Reforms.

>>4945575
>Rally droids
>Other?
Have all droids fire in a musical number pattern

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNjQbM0uViA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsYuQVKIVu4
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>>4945575
>Other?
Ask an OOM what we were supposed to do again, and remind us to get a memory capacity upgrade.
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>>4945601
A new agreement was hashed out for CIS Holdout military. Commander positions are granted to non droid commanders. Non droid auxiliary troops accepted. Currently covers Clones and Mandalorians. New Commanders are available. Mandolorian.

Supreme Droid Commander Randy Savage
Supreme Auxillary Commander position is open(currently proposed Mando or MC)
Chief Supreme Commander unavailable.

New Commanders and types are now available. New troop types potentially available.

Reformation of the Provisional CIS government has been offered. Reforms are unfinished due to Jedi offers to support. Everyone declined despite being the only guy present with such experience. Current proposed members Mandalore Independence Faction. Independent CIS Droid Reformed Military Command.

Unable to tap into Mandalorian support until spaceport is secured. One Mandalorian force was confirmed to be in range. The payment was unneeded thanks to Auxillary Military Commander Mando influence.
CIS Remnants and Holdouts are still scattered. Unable to offer support.
Rebels were unable to be contacted due to storms and no arranged contacts. Jedi and clones will arrange meeting.
Imperial diplomatic status unknown.

Jedi and Clones remain unconvinced. Unavailable as commanders and troops without permission. Intent on leaving to join rebels.
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>>4945630
+1
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>>4945637
Tell them to stay until we've liberated most of their forces here on the planet, and come to some further accord for working together if we end up fighting the same enemy.
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Rolled 46 (1d100)

>>4945630
>>4945652
"OOM what was I doing before this? Also, remind me again to get a memory capacity upgrade."

"Uh, sir your last orders were to advance. Having the b1s take cover to pressure clone. While the b2s advance pressuring the clones. Allowing the Droidkas to move into position before they open fired while shielded. We were supposed to pressure them until the glitched droid walkers arrived to break through. Thereby allowing us to flood into their ranks."

"So why then did I stop."

"Baiting Jedi and or elite clone forces to lure them into a trap. As per procedure to encourage the enemy to eliminate the head of the enemy. Just according to your plan General."

"After that if it doesn't work?"

"Engage the enemy personally."

"Good. I guess we'll do that then."

"I hate my job..." complains the OOM as it was forced to follow its commanding officer into the thickest parts of the fighting.

The glitchy tactical droid moved in rapidly. Jumping into cover grabbing dead clones or droids as a temporary shield as it pushed into enemy positions. Clones tried and failed to stop the onslaught of the crazed tactical droid. As he leaped, rolled, crawled, and ran throughout the battlefield with its blaster firing endlessly. Replacing it when out of ammo or overheating with any nearby weapon.

The clones did their best to stand and hold out for reinforcements. Yet the droids just kept coming in and acting erratically. Even a few larger droid vehicles were noticed taking part in the fighting and opening fire against the few vehicles the clones still had that were in fighting condition. Gradually the clones were completely overwhelmed. Their defenses blasted apart. With many clones being taken captive after getting stunned.

As a result of the local clone operating base falling. Clone operations were completely disrupted in the area. As they struggle to determine what happened but failed to gain any messages thanks to the storm that appeared during the assault. The last message was glitchy droids engaging with the clones.

The only issue remains...what do with all of them.

What do?
>Personal project(make or customize what)
>Investigate surroundings
>Modify troops
>Continue base construction
>Establish prison to hold prisoners
>Restart mining operations
>Other?
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>>4945746
>Investigate surroundings
>Modify troops
>Establish prison to hold prisoners
>Other?
Take a crash course in neurosurgery with live test subjects! For a good cause, we'll remove most of the chips.

Also can we just fry the chips instead of having to literally crack open every single troopers skull and physically removing them?
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>>4945762
They're biological in making so you can't fry them and thus they require surgery to remove them. Plus there is no guarantee that all the clones will switch sides after getting their chips removed. Not a lot of clones originally joined up with the Rebels due to quality brainwashing.
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>>4945772
I always thought the chip thing in their heads was kind of dumb.

Now this leaves us with a problem of the Clones we let go knowing too much.

Maybe we can have them think it was the Jedi removing their chip and not show them the secret base besides being in a jail cell.
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>>4945746
>Establish prison to hold prisoners
>remove more chips
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>>4945746
>Establish prison to hold prisoners
>remove more chips
>Continue base construction
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Rolled 16 (1d100)

>>4945783
>>4945802
>>4945762
Construction materials were used to massively expand the prison cells. As there were about to be a bunch of dead clones from either the operation itself or if they refuse to turn against the Empire. Which meant lots of housing and soon to be executions. Plus if you were going to cut open clones why not get some personal experience with live test subjects? If they were to be killed anyway...well you certainly had some ideas you wouldn't mind testing out.

So you took a personal part in those operations after ensuring the prisons were built according to your specifications. Droids were good at following orders. So once they had the plans you focused on the clones. Putting them on the surgical table. Interrogating their new loyalties. Disposing of them in ways that would be informative to you if they refused. Either way, it was a win win. Either this new Empire gained some enemies or you gained some new knowledge.

Although the clones have been looking at you in a similar way that they did the droids. So you may have traumatized them. I mean how could you possibly compare to Randy Savage? Fucking clones. You would have to kill them anyway so why not learn something while you were at it?

Captured clones will now be processed automatically. MC involvement will boost his experience and skill gains as well as accelerating the process.

What do?
>Personal project(make or customize what)
>Investigate surroundings
>Modify troops
>Continue base construction
>Restart mining operations
>Other?
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>>4945869
Jesus fucking christ I didn't think we would be doing this when we were making the prisoner cells. I thought they would be for holding surplus amount of untrustworthy clones, not killing a bunch of the guys.

>Captured clones will now be processed automatically. MC involvement will boost his experience and skill gains as well as accelerating the process.
fucking I guess? I don't even know anymore.
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>>4945869
>>Restart mining operations
>Investigate surroundings
>get a Gitchy B1 assistant to make things more easier
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>>4945878
Anon what could you have POSSIBLY have done with that many loyalist clones? Remove the chip yeah but if the rebel clones and the Jedi cannot convince them...what else can you do?

To be honest I never thought anons would seriously try to rescue the clones from their brainwashing. Since you had droids why bother.
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>>4945869
QM you need to stop posting so fast. Wait an hour minimum or anons get left behind. Also explain more.
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>>4945886
You should have at least given us the choice.
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>>4945886
The clones are infamously better than the droids (off of this planet, of course) and a far friendlier face to most worlds.
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>>4945886
rescued clones, if they could not be swayed to be allied to us, would be throw in with the Rebels as additional meat shields to throw at the Empire. The enemy of my enemy if they saying applies.

Plus, it's a waste of potential resources to outright kill them. Can we get a retcon?
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>>4945889
Droids were going to kill them regardless. The only reason they went along with it was due to mutual slave soldiers. They figured they should at least be given a choice. Though that is excluding Savage and the tactical droids.

>>4945895
They refused to join the rebels. It's not about convincing them to serve you specifically but whether they would even join up with the rebels to fight against the Empire.

If you want a retcon I want to hear a solution to deal with the loyalists given the low food and water. As well as the space to put them all. The CIS bases on this world were equipped with minimal life support because the operations were to be heavily automated with a few exceptions.

>>4945891
That is true. That and for some reason I keep rolling REALLY well for those glitched droids. Although for some reason they roll badly whenever it comes to getting into trouble. At this point I suspect they do it on purpose. Those glitchy droids love getting into trouble and are very good at it.
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>>4945902
So some of the new clones that we captured didn't want to join us, or join the rebels, despite learning about how they were all being manipulated in 4D chess politics? Can we throw Savage at them to break and remold their resolve then? Show them the chip with all the info?

>solution to deal with the loyalists given the low food and water
Cannibalisms wouldn't be good for moral. Maybe throw some guys in stasis units. You don't need to eat if you're a popsicle. I don't know how fast space age farming is. We'll have to scavenge for food, and water will need to be recycled.

We're gonna need to steal a ship so we can acquire additional supplies.
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>>4945910
You know stasis units are a pretty good point. I'll have to think about how many there would be around. Yes, this was after the Savage treatment. I rolled horribly on the conversion rates. Like less that 1 in 5.

Supplies are good for droids but terrible for anyone else. Its why the clones are not doing so well.
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>>4945915
my new suggestion:
>Build bigger prison
>leave loyalty transition of clones to Savage
>plan for farm with space science for long term survival
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>>4945919
We cant stay here forever. The imperials are coming
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>>4945922
Maybe we could convert the whole planet into a star fortress then, or utilize some cloaking technology to hide it.
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>>4945929
That was the original plan but Palpatine and Count Dooku found out. It was part of the backup plans for the CIS when they started losing. So naturally the info just happened to get leaked to the Republic so they could wreck it before it got off the ground.

>>4945922
Imperials are coming. So it's a question of will you leave, hide, or claim enough defenses to hold them off.
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>>4945954
There's a lot of goodies to be salvage here. I'm of the inclination we should claim this world and maybe a couple of ships to defend it.
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>>4945869
Well that escalated fast.

Thought we were going to be a bit more caring than Randy.

>>4945902
How were the clones getting food and supplies?
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>>4945958
That's gonna be hard especially once the Empire gets off its ass and the Alliance is too weak to put up a lot of resistance yet. I mean the main goal is to survive until Luke fuck shit up.
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>>4945973
It's a matter of supplies. You are nicer than Randy...mostly. It's just you have nowhere to put loyalist clones without them causing problems in the long run and cannot keep them alive for long.

The clones were looting whatever supplies they could from the CIS bases and stripping their own bases as they recentralize. Imperial supply shipments are minimal as the Republic is being reorganized into the Empire so they are very busy. It's reached the point they are even using CIS gear instead. That will be fixed when they finally get some actual reinforcements.
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>>4945982
Then what if we raid a supply ship, move everything on there, then fuck off to find some place with food?
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>>4946000
Entirely doable. You just need some shuttles and a few vulture droids.
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>>4946000
Or we just grow food underground. We're going to have a majority droid force so we should have some of the freed troopers take over for commander Rico and subsist off of their own supplies for as much as possible.

We only need to find a few outside food producing locations to supply us. Perhaps we can set up some fake shell corporation and sell black market items.
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>>4946134
an interesting proposal
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>>4946134
The main issue of keeping prisoners and clone forces is you cannot keep them alive for long. Initially, the supplies you have were enough for the MC and a few other characters you could recruit. Not enough to actually maintain a bunch of nondroid troops as well. So hey if you can keep them alive that is one thing. Keep in mind though the CIS never planned for there to be a large organic presence on this world that they were converting into a fortress. That is why its so lacking in supplies and the things to make them for organic forces.
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>>4946191
Bounty Hunter can do some trading for us. Maybe sell a bunch of weapons.

We just need to piggyback off of the clones current logistics as much as possible.

The ones on our side can bs about the storm causing them to lose comms while they got ambushed.
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>>4945869
>Investigate surroundings
>Restart mining operations
also
>Modify troops
Rate of restrictions set to medium given we've only gotten this good of a start due to our wonder droids might as well pour some more fuel onto the fire.

also before we go any further we really need to decide on our plan for the future or else we will be steamrolled. i don't believe we will be able to hold out given the complete unfinished implementation of the fortress setup so that leaves.
>grab all the goodies left on this planet and skip town.
or
>try to hide likely by utilizing the planets natural properties to hide ourselves.
unless anybody else has any ideas
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>>4946306
We gather as many clones, droids, machines, and supplies as possibly, ambush a team of clones, have our clones fly up to the ship to start knocking all clone troopers aboad, and then remove their chips.

we now have a warp-travel capable ship.
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>>4946306
The fortresses weren't completely unfinished. The clones attacked when it was under construction. If that weren't the case you wouldn't have found indications of the hidden bases and garrisons. It was just never completed. The real issue is CIS shipyards that wouldn't have been able to hide so easily.

The reason why the clones never found them and probably won't unless major mining operations are restarted. This is unlikely due to Imperial distrust of droids as labor. They would rather use slaves but it won't work due to the environment. As when they attacked orders came down to collapse a lot of the underground routes and external mine entrances. To cover up the existence of those hidden droid bases and garrisons underground. Thereby fooling the Republic that all the droids found were those that were already there near the surface. As the goal was to use those hidden troops in a grand ambush to kick off the clones from the surface in a major operation and secretly continue construction. Except they never got the chance to.

There is an entire network of bunkers and hidden passages underneath the planet's surface. Along with many droid bases and droid garrisons. As they were responsible for fortifying the foundations of the future fortresses and building hidden/secure logistical routes away from prying eyes. The issue is actually on the surface because of how badly devastated it was from all the fighting. Which was to house the external constructions of the fortress and external supply shipments. That was what got devastated. This is bad as without it you are trapped and have no fleet support.

The biggest headache to deal with is what to do with the surface and how to get ships of your own.
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>>4946585
interesting that actually makes the hiding plan viable, at lest to a greater extent than before. perhaps we could hide any ships we manage to acquire in the future in a ravine or some other natural formation?
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>>4946632
Secret Underground Aircraft Bases.
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>>4946632
The rebels did it all the time. They even had underground hangars and everything. It even drove Vader nuts. The rebels were actually pretty good about trolling the Empire with their fighters and hidden hangers.
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>>4945869
>Investigate surroundings
>Continue base construction
>Restart mining operations
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Rolled 30 (1d100)

>>4945880
>>4946306
>>4947366
>>4945919
Droids dispatched to investigate the surroundings in mass. Under the command yet again of the Glitchy Tactical Droid who according to the clones was known as the Ghost General. Given his ability to somehow never die no matter the damage it sustained and how it would vanish/reappear like a ghost at the worst of times. Plus it's general crazy behavior though that apparently showed up later in the clone wars particularly after the override happened. Initial reports indicate that there are no local clones and scouting from them is minimal due to distance from their other bases. They are starting to puzzle things together but it will be a bit before any serious scouting occurs. Much less when they dispatch more forces to reestablish themselves. Most interesting is many glitched droids have rallied together in the region within reach of the distress beacon. Including a number of walkers albeit few given the difficulty to avoid the clones detection. Best of all there were other tactical droids among them sadly there were no super tacticals. Who started to reorganize themselves and settled into a few wrecked droid bases for coverage. Ghost General is currently reaching out to them personally given their glitchy nature while the droids under the OOMs are recovering salvage, parts, supplies, machinery, and wrecked vehicles/aircraft/droids. Really whatever they can get their hands on.

Thanks to some OOMs investigating coordinates and data we have provided. The main base that our current was attached was thoroughly investigated. Along with confirmation of the destroyed bases and wrecked fortifications. Including a number of nearby industrial zones, gigantic mining pits, material processing centers, and even spaceports. Even if it all looks like a wrecked industrial graveyard. The underlying infrastructure is still there. Meanwhile, secret reports arrived stating how droids were covertly dispatched and investigated entry to the underground networks concealed within the earth. There was only one major problem. All access points were collapsed. Including entry to a number of finished but hidden bases and backup facilities. Even lost droid garrisons. Reentry would however require serious devotion to mining equipment so we could dig them back out again. A few b1s insisted that they heard motion and rumbling coming from deep underground at a few random locations. Their reports were ignored as none of the locations they reported it in showed any underlying structures or passages hidden underneath.

Meanwhile back at base massive expansions were planned thanks to surplus manpower. You even wrangled in the unlucky Base Command Tactical droid to help. Mostly after downloading a bunch of construction and industrial data into the unfortunate droid in question directly. The parts and space would have run low. Except you also restarted the mining operations.
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Rolled 44 (1d100)

>>4947417
At the same time. The mining operations provided the raw materials you needed. Along with taking advantage of the new parts and machinery, the droids dragged back. You expanded upon the industrial and processing capacity in the newfound room that was dug out. You didn't have the time to establish a new foundry or expand upon the old. Yet now the base isn't NEARLY as cramped as it used to be given all the clones and droids running around. With the use of droid labor mining, construction, and manufacturing began to run 24/7 nonstop action. As droids recharged and returned to work. Even the strong b2s hadn't managed to escape your grasp. Destructive tendencies or not. They had little choice in the matter. They had the muscle to provide that the weak b1s couldn't. Even the Mandolorian chose to help out who found out was an armorer and thus knew how to create Beskar. Which you had to guess. What caught you by surprise was the big Mando's understanding of metallurgy and smallscale but specialized manufacturing of extremely high quality. You could handle the bulk work easily but the Mando oddly volunteered to help out with the finer work required that normally you wouldn't be able to accomplish without doing so personally. Now if only you had the personnel to take advantage of those high quality but small scale workstations. Still, it will make your life a LOT easier when it comes to modding droid units and special projects of your own.

All at the low cost of being forced to take a break afterward and have some drinks.

Even the Mando was shocked at the output and interesting in the composite of materials that were dredged up in the mines. According to the Mando, the number of minerals and other materials was bizarrely rich as well as exotic. The entire region is extremely volcanic and prone to earthquakes. Normally that would have dredged up quite a few valuable materials hidden deep in the earth but the planet in general was absurdly rich in materials on top of what was being drawn up by the earthquakes and volcanic activity. If it weren't for the toxic byproducts mass produced as well the planet in question would have been a goldmine. As it is neither can imagine how you could do so without massive losses of life and incredible expenses if you weren't using so many droids and heavy machinery. Even then repairs were constant and fortifying was a necessity not just due to bombardment. Otherwise having things collapse and crack open was a real risk.

You can only imagine just how many droids and how fortified this planet could have been if it was anywhere near finished. Sadly it hadn't even gotten off the ground before getting wiped out...however the underlying foundations for it all remain. Too bad the Imperials aren't about to give you the time to finish it.
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Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>4947430
After all that hard work you find yourself sitting down for a breather. Looking at the bustling activity of the droids who somehow never stopped both pouring in and out of the base. Seriously at this point you are gonna need to expand the entrance given all the heavy traffic, or start rebooting the other bases. You take a drink while puzzling out where the Mando somehow managed to uncover so many fine vintage drinks. When you see said Mando approach with fresh blaster scorch marks on his armor. Which is strange given the distinct lack of fighting. The mando though was in a good mood strangely enough despite that fact.

"How did you get shot?" You couldn't help but ask.

"Oh, just some live fire 'training' exercises. I can't tell you how much I love training with these droids. Just gotta avoid hits to the brain so they can get fixed up. So no holds bar live fire and my armor can take the beating so its fair," shrugs of the Mando sitting down a pulling a straw to put into his drink.

"...Is that really necessary?" You can't help but ask.

"Most Mandalorians are terrible about knowing whether or not it's safe but not appropriate to remove their helmets. Otherwise, that is how you get shot in the head as you deserve," answers the Mando. "Jedi mind reading and Savage's methods or not. It's a risk I'm not willing to take with a bunch of crazy ass droids and freshly rebellious clones."

"Fair enough. Surprised you offered to help out with the construction efforts given how hardass you Mandalorians are on your methods."

"Bah. It's only sharing the secrets of Beskar that is the problem," comments the Mando taking a large drink from their straw. "It is by being too hardass about it and not understanding the importance of logistics that we lost so much since the Crusades. Do you have any idea how much Beskar we lost thanks to such stupidity? Now we fight and struggle to just barely equip ourselves with proper armor. It's a fucking disgrace," complains the Mando. "We have the best armorers, weapon designers, warriors, and engineers in the galaxy but what do we do with it? We don't even have the numbers to wage a proper war anymore. Much less having enough Mandos bothering to consider the importance of things beyond knowing how to fight and make more armor. Now we are a bunch of mercs or marauders. No more proper armies or organizing worth a damn. I mean you heard of the shit show of Mandalorians killing each other right? Like we have the numbers to afford such stupidity."
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Rolled 53 (1d100)

>>4947441
"...You hold a lot of grudges about that it seems," you note before continuing. "CIS honestly wasn't much better. We had the greedy corporations, the Sith, and independent worlds but that was about it. Not to mention the hypocrisy of the Jedi and corrupt republic. Which never once has changed by the way. Throughout the republic's history no matter how many times it was rebuilt the senate was always corrupt as hell. Jedi are full of shit with their 'balance' of the force and dogma. If the Jedi were serious about it they would realize that balance cannot be achieved until Jedi and Sith learn to coexist with each other."

"Ooh that is a very controversial opinion you have there about the Force," states the Mandalorian.

"It is but good luck convincing either Jedi or Sith about that," you admit shrugging. "Regardless beyond philosophical reasons I was for the independence movement of the Separatists. Why can't they leave the corrupt republic and strive for themselves for their own kind? As for what they do with it afterwards well that is more their own concern than mine. All because of rampant corruption, unjust tyranny, and stupidity of force users."

"Yeah fucking jedi scum," spits the Mandalorian. "My only regret is that I won't ever be able to beat General Grevious's record. As soon there won't be enough Jedi left to hunt to do so. It's embarrassing how many Mandalorians have forgotten how to properly hunt and kill Jedi there are. We used to be quite good at it now its such a rare feat. In the old times I would have been considered nothing special, but now? I am an Elite by today's standards." Snorts the Mandalorian.

"You sound like quite the history buff, want to bring back the Mandalorian Crusades again?"

"Just to fail again? Nah we Mandalorians don't learn for shit. Allying with Sith, Jedi, Republic, and CIS. It's like we never fucking learn I swear. Oh so shocking it always backfires on us and our numbers dwindle evermore. What good is being the best warriors of the galaxy when you are dying out eh? All these Mandalorians think we must find new ways or return to old ways. They forget the fact that it means nothing if we cannot survive. Much less thrive. Me, I'm fucking sick and tired of just surviving. Of getting our asses kicked because none of us learn that war is more than just winning battles. Of making the same fucking mistakes over and over again. Trust the Jedi? Trust the Sith? Trust the Republic? Even Hutts are more trustworthy than all of them combined and they treat us well. Reduced to the point that only a bunch of gangsters give us the treatment and respect we deserve."
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>>4947451
"So why team up with us CIS again?" You interrupt.

"You know why," sighs the no longer sober Mando. To be fair though you are also not entirely sober yourself. Still, the booze is too fine to waste. So you drink more yourself. "That fucking droid Savage made me an offer I couldn't refuse. If things keep going as they are my people are doomed. So what choice do I have huh? My comrades might be too stupid to see it for what it is but that is the truth. I don't care if they keep killing each other but we need to be free. Free to either die gloriously or thrive like the times of old. What about you though? I mean besides the building and fighting. What is it that keeps you going?"

"Honestly...I don't really remember anymore. When I was a kid still. I was fascinated by knowledge and history. Since I was such a sickly child I couldn't do much else. As grew older I learned to be more pragmatic in my research and sick of the corruptive stagnation the galaxy was in. So when the Separatists rose up my place of work joined in. I thought why not? Great pay and finally a better cause. Only to get played by the fucking force users again. The one and only hope the galaxy had to break this fucking cycle and finally be free. Lost...I'm just bitter a fuck about that I suppose," you admit drunkenly. Leaving a part of the truth out.

"So you are just a spiteful fuck huh? HAH no wonder you get along so well with Savage and me," chuckles the Mandalorian.

You think about it for a second before laughing as well. "Hahaha I suppose that is true. Always annoyed me that the droid armies were never used to their full potential. How bad our information security was with our top secret projects that could have turned the war kept getting sabotaged. How unreasonable the Republic senate was. All on purpose as it turned out. I mean it's not the whole story but in general yeah."

"So you teamed up with that droid savage?" Probes the Mandalorian.

"Look I'm not Commander and while I can fight I don't have the health for it...Savage though. That guy could in fact bring the Empire to its fucking knees with his plans if he can pull it off. Maybe not kill it sure but definitely enough to make it suffer. I've seen the stuff he's cooked up and downloaded for the other droids and others to peruse his planning. He doesn't hide it."

"I know I've talked to him about it too...but still such a dangerous droid but desperate times call for desperate actions. Just do you think it can even keep it under control?"

"Honestly...if we cannot gain enough people to join us no. The only thing holding that fucking Droid back is the independent ideals. So far we have you mandos but no offense that won't be enough for him. Mandos are too battle crazy to slow him down. Much less hold him back. I sure as shit don't trust the rebels being able to manage it either."

"Too disorganized?" Asks the Mando.

"Too idealistic and foolish. Randy Savage does not suffer fools and proven failures."
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Rolled 32 (1d100)

>>4947463
"What I mean is," you drunkenly continue. "Randy Savage...he obsesses over not just warfare which is strange. Politics. Logistics. Psychology. Hell even force related philosophy. It all fascinates him for some reason. That is what makes him so dangerous. Other droids all they care about is winning and calculations. That though that isn't good enough for Savage. hell, not even war alone is good enough for savage. As it's just an excuse, but that's just the thing he NEEDs those excuses and he doesn't care what he has to do to get them. The Republic. The Empire. A galactic hegemony like that is too stable and thus boring to Savage. A bunch of independent powers squabbling among themselves on the other hand...why that is even better. To Savage it's about the chaos. The more chaos there is the more purpose he can find and the more excuses he has to do whatever he wants.

"Therein lies the trap," figures out the Mandalorian. "The republic and Empire. They can only threaten Savage with a good time."

"Exactly," you nod in agreement. "Hell Savage even enjoys losing. As it means he has more to think about and the war will last longer. To Savage it's a win win. The only thing that disturbs Savage is the idea of a peaceful galaxy. As death doesn't scare Randy. Only boredom.

"That is why they cannot handle Savage," finishes the Mandalorian in thought.

"Exactly," you say sighing as you struggle to not pass out. The Separatists gave Randy Savage the best excuses imaginable. That is why only the Separatists can stop Savage. For some reason...he cares about the citizens who want independence and he is willing to die for it. Such consideration doesn't exist for other civilians."

You don't remember what else was said after that. As when you passed out and expected some drunken dreams. Instead you stood perfectly sober in flower meadow, that turns into some barren desert, shattered ruins, a bloodsoaked arena, before finally setting on a neat little quaint office. With a figure sitting down on some cushions making some tea on a table. WIth room for yourself to sit down at. Which you do. As the silent figure wearing a mask finishes making the tea and pours you a cup. You both savor the tea in silence before after finishing his cup the figure speaks.

"You need to rest more my apprentice."

"Too much to do," you shrug.

"Indeed. I have noticed your recent growth and recovery. This world though...do you know why only droids are welcome here?"

"I felt something was off about it in the force but not enough to be true concerning only a suppressive effect that makes it harder to notice things."

"Indeed. This place...is a blind spot in the force. It is present yes but weak and disturbed. Not a wound. Not a void. That is what made it the perfect hiding place."

"So you think something else is hiding here?"
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Rolled 36 (1d100)

>>4947471
"It is why I took so long to reach out to you. As for what is hidden here that is for you find out or to ignore."

Here I finally thought you died once and for all."

"Hah death is a mere phase in existence. An illusion if you will of the Force. The immortality that the Sith pursued was nothing more than a phantom of their own shadow. That is why so few found it in the end."

"yes yes you have told me before the follies of the Sith ways. Surprised you don't rant more about the Jedi."

"Jedi are known to you easily enough. It is only the knowledge of the Sith that has become so forgotten. As your master it is my duty to see that you are properly educated."

"Aren't I supposed to kill you or something?"

"You won't bother. Not worth the effort. As you took in my lessons on the truth of the force and lies of both Jedi as well as Sith. Hopefully this time you won't make the same mistakes as me and countless others. So Apprentice it is now once again time for a lesson and lecture."

What do?
>Learn of Balance
>Challenge the dark
>Challenge the light
>Lightsaber practice
>Soak in knowledge
>Other?
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>>4947478
>Lightsaber practice
>Soak in knowledge
>Other?
Find out what the name if our Mandalorian is.
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>>4947512
Try using the Force if we can.
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>>4947478
>Soak in knowledge
Sith Alchemy!
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>>4947478
>Learn of Balance
>Soak in knowledge
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>>4947478
>>Soak in knowledge
>Learn of Balance
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>>4947512
>>4947522
>>4947664
>>4947738
"Ah knowledge is what you seek. So tell my apprentice is alchemy limited only to the Sith?"

"The jedi consider mixing the force with life itself and technology heretical. They never delved into such wonders so it was the Sith alone."

"You are thinking in terms of division my apprentice and not of unity. The force is Light, is Dark, and more. What matters is not how the techniques or knowledge are acquired but the intent in which it is used. Sith Alchemy is Sith Alchemy because the intent of it is through the dark side of the force. In fact, the Sith weren't the only ones who investigated the wonders of alchemy and force infused technology. The existence of Shard Jedi proves that it can work but they were exiled for their efforts. Thereby the knowledge they acquired was lost. A shame really. I have loved to learn more."

"To understand Sith alchemy the force is in all living things. Therefore the force can be utilized to directly manipulate life itself. In fact, even Jedi Force Healing is actually just an application of Alchemy but used for healing purposes only. So when one utilizes alchemy one simply bends life through the force. The issue is the complexity and detail necessary to ensure it is...controlled properly. The Jedi had a clever using the body itself to facilitate it but going with instead of against through healing it. Instead of Sith idea of more...forceful approaches. Alchemy overall is a most complex field but one particular of importance to you with your failing health and body. Isn't that right my Apprentice?"

"We both know."

"indeed you were a true natural with alchemy. The only reason you are still alive is you taught yourself regeneration at such a young age. Amazing what the impending pressure of death itself can teach yes? Regardless my apprentice your healing cannot fix you. For you can merely 'repair' that which is already broken. To truly fix it requires the dark side of force. For you must change your body and life directly instead of going with the flow of healing it indirectly which cannot fix your underlying issues. Sadly I am no expert of Sith Alchemy though I was once good friends with a Sith Lord who was. If you wish to learn from the best you must find one of her lost labs, secret bases, or holocrons. She was quite the productive Sith Lord deeply in love of research."

"Any ideas where to look?"

"No Sith would reveal the locations of their secrets so easily my apprentice. Let the force guide you. It will show you the way."

"Of course it will," you mutter quietly.

"It always does. It's annoying like that to be frank," agrees your master. "Now shall we practice my apprentice?"

You had a sudden sinking feeling when you abruptly found yourself stranded in an ancient Sith workshop and Alchemy Lab.

"oh not again," you mutter only to see some particular fascinating bits of technology that distracted you.

"Lectures are good but hands on approach are better."
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>>4947752
You always thought of yourself as quite skilled in matters of engineering and implementation. Practicing with your master though was always very humbling for that reason. Somehow he could always see the tiniest imperfection that he would insist would doom you through its exploitation. Something about shatter point. It was honestly infuriating how he could always see your exact weaknesses and make things fall apart entirely with a single action.

Still, you learned much when it finally came to the last lesson to be taught.

"Tell me, my apprentice. What is balance?"

"Harmony of the force between dark and light side. Although in reality that is impossib-*WHACK*. What was that for?"

"Nothing is impossible when the force is concerned, my apprentice. I ask because you switch between the two far too often. It is unhealthy my apprentice. You must learn to center yourself properly. To tap into whichever side as needed and most of all learn when you do not need to tap into any particular side at all. That is how you get blinded. That is how your vision becomes too obscured. Both Jedi and Sith are guilty of this. What they see is always so limited. For they limit THEMSELVES, my apprentice. They abhor the balance that is necessary to truly have no more limits. To perceive the force for what it truly is. To understand how limited they were before. It took me death itself to finally make me realize how I crippled myself through such follies."

"So meditate more?"

"Stop perceiving the force separately. Learn to see it as a whole. Center yourself in the force but not limited to any part of it. Light and dark are a matter of personal perception and limitation. It is all the Force in the end. It is only our imbalance that creates the problems we must deal with when it comes to the force. The harmony can only be achieved in balance. See within yourself. The chaos. The disharmony. The lack of balance. The internal conflict. The struggle is good but the division is not. Let the struggle blend together. Fuse into one. Achieving a balanced harmony within itself. Otherwise my dear apprentice you will be blinded and doomed just as any other Jedi or Sith. For you will fall out of balance and be lost forever. It is...incredibly difficult to come back from that. Throughout all of history far too few were as fortunate as I at that very last moment."

"How do you not get consumed by the Dark or Light side than Master? How did you make that come back?"

"I'm afraid that is something you must find out for yourself. It is good to switch between the two and not limit yourself. However, there is the risk of you getting bound by one side and losing yourself in the process. As one day you may find yourself no longer be able to keep doing so. Instead, you must find that center within yourself my apprentice so you can find that balance."
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>>4947781
You awoke the next day to a killer hangover and a b1 offering you a hangover cure...deluxe solution. At least the CIS officers never skimped you will give them that much. Being rich was nice. When you got up for work you realized that the entire base seemed oddly...empty. After a short while, you realize that all the glitched droids have for some reason left while you were sleeping it off.

"Uhh...Savage where the fuck did all our droids go?" You call out aloud.

"You should ask the glitched tactical droids that. For some reason, they have gathered all their troops together and left after repairing and rearming." Answers Randy over the intercom.

"And you didn't stop them?"

"They are glitched and do not follow orders as well as they used to. They ignored my commands and you were taken hungover to try as well. It did not end well when I asked the Mandalorian to try."

"Why?"

"They convinced that Mandalorian to join in."

"...You gotta be kidding me."

"Afraid not. See this is why I would have preferred them getting rebooted and reset to their original perimeters."

"If we did that their combat effectiveness would have plunged." Seriously the only reason you thought twice about it was how strangely effective those droid units were in battle now because of it.

"At least they would still FOLLOW ORDERS," bellows an irate Savage over the intercom.

What do?
>Personal project(make or customize what)
>Investigate surroundings
>Modify troops
>Continue base construction
>Repair main base
>Follow the missing droids
>Other?
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>Follow the missing droids
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>>4947795
>Repair main base
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>>4947795
>Repair main base

>Other?
Make a small production batch of droids. That listen to us.
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Rolled 29 (1d100)

>>4947842
>>4947825
So leaving the crazed droids to their own devices it is than. That will either turn out very well or very badly. We will see.

Taking advantage of the supply of raw materials and piles of salvage brought in. You choose to instead focus on bringing the main base online. In truth is a very large complex. Capable of churning out the largest of droids in mass. Its frankly massive fortifications while broken still stand tall. Entering into the huge complex you note that the clones did a real number on the place. As they did their absolute best to dismantle the manufacturing and power supply. As well as ripping up the command center. While also looting the complex of any worthwhile supplies for organics. Taking a look around yourself on your own two feet you can't help but be in awe of the sheer...magnitude of such a gigantic industrialized military complex and fortress. You can still find traces of the battles between the clones and droids as they fought room by room. Passage by passage. Fallen droids have thrown back into the smelters or repair bays where fresh droids emerged to take part in fighting going in the very next room.

Entering the far larger command center you can tell the clones did a good number on this place, but it is not beyond fixing for someone of your expertise. The redundancy systems are still there. As they were not standard for any CIS installations so the clones would have no reason to know about it nor did they bother completely sweeping the base clear of any hidden sections and passages. That you know exists. With your expertise you know you can bring this base back to life. First, you splice into the command center to double check the auxiliary and backup systems. Backup power supply...is available. The primary power supply is down. Backup reactors are down. Some thermal spikes are still operational that were part of the mining, expansions, and sub nodes. So you divert power from there. The foundries and materials processing though were all well ravaged by the clones. If it were anyone of lesser talents to yourself they would be impossible to fix very quickly if at all.

Too bad you are an engineer. With the parts brought and droids you soon get the repairs started. Scrapping a few broken foundries to create enough large scale parts to fix a few. The power supply was next. The clones blew up the reactors damn well you will admit but the power supply was always meant to be geothermal. The clones aren't about to go swimming in magma to make sure it wrecked well. In truth, the damage they inflicted wasn't nearly as severe as they would think or like. Compared to getting the damage to the actual foundries operational again it was far easier and simpler job. Leaving the repairs to the actual defenses which to be honest is going to be very time consuming grunt work and require a lot of materials. It is also the facet that least requires your personal attention. As you go about other fixes scattered about.
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Rolled 6 (1d100)

>>4947936
Fixes mostly meant to get the bare minimum online throughout the base. As badly damaged as it is. With your skills, it was not impossible to reboot such a crippled husk. It will take a lot more effort and time to get it fully online to its old status. Much less continue the expansion efforts. Soon with a push of a button from a hidden command center section that was hidden away. The base booted up back to life...albeit barely.

Primary Base at 5%
Operational sub bases 1

Droid manufacturing amount vastly increased. Now able to construct more exotic and larger droid units in limited amounts. Machinery and large-scale construction are now available.

With the base brought back online. Parts, materials, and salvage was brought in to be melted down or repaired. Soon you heard the comforting march of massive amounts of newly manufactured droids pouring off the assembly lines. To think this is only a fraction of its full capacity...the Empire won't know what hit them. Too bad it's impossible to hide a complex of this size and depth. On the plus side though they won't be bothering to investigate anywhere else nearby with such a clear target before them.

Still so much work to...and you can't help but wonder what those damned glitchy droids are up to.

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Meanwhile at a certain battlefield, a clone army was besieging a somehow still operational droid base but found itself flanked by reinforcements of a massive scale by glitchy droids. A battle that was previously in favor of the invading clones abruptly found itself on the backfoot. Its victory no longer certain. As a truly massive battle erupted not seen since the Clone Wars itself. Except this time there were no Jedi holding the clones back or treachery holding the droids back. Except there was a storming brewing on the horizon and encroaching upon the battlefield. Disrupting their comms alike.

What do?
>Personal project(make or customize what)
>Investigate surroundings
>Modify troops
>Continue base construction
>Repair main base
>Follow the missing droids
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Rolled 89, 22 = 111 (2d100)

>>4947954
Oops forgot
>Other
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>>4947954
>Repair main base
>Investigate surroundings
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>>4947954
>Continue base construction
>Repair main base
How many bots can we get to start fixing up and finish the bases? We should be walking around with an entourage of droids and pair of OOM for security and helping us get things done.
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>>4948010
You do it's just the primary base is HUGE and expanding the original takes a lot of effort/resources. It doesn't help you are the only CIS engineer present without considering the bootleg tactical droid base commander. B1 droids were never noted for their expansive droid brains. So its not like you have access to many model of droids that could do so instead in a particularly higher capacity. In a small scale yeah but you are the one who has to come up with the designs and instructions for the large scale stuff that the droids follow.

By the way if you hadn't chosen the engineer starter option there wasn't a chance in hell you would have been able to get the primary base operational nearly as fast. The engineer pick really lets you speed up that a lot without having to recruit externally very much at all. For the most part what the MC is actually doing is throwing a shit ton of droids at whatever problems he has devised a plan for and give them the instructions to finish it. While he himself handles the more detailed and expertise laden problems that he require his personal touch to complete.

Also, everyone has an OOM assistant tagging along. Even the clones have OOM babysitters keeping an eye on them. The MC's personal entourage is the Modded droids he made. Who have both basic and special upgrades of his own modification. The MC's entourage isn't nearly as weak as it would appear even for the B1s. He just doesn't have enough to spare to dispatch them seperately.
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>>4948034
So if we select modify troops, that would be us "upgrading" our droids?
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>>4948145
To start with until you can start making modified templates you customized yourself for mass production.
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>>4948233
So only B1s with us?

>>4948233
But if we keep picking that option we'll get to a point were we can make the modified templates, or is that more or a personal project option?
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>>4948260
You have 1 unit of B1s and B2s who follow you around.

The requirement is a better industrial and research center. As a template basically modifies the schematics and equipment to mass-produce them. instead of requiring your direct intervention to make.

In player terms you have to agree with what extra fun bits you want to include into a template that will thereon be mass produced.
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>>4947954
>>Repair main base
>Continue base construction
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Rolled 38 (1d100)

>>4948006
>>4948010
>>4948386
You come up with a simple plan. Keep the expansions going on the old base and start fixing up the newer much larger one. The old base was honestly the easy part. You just come up with some plans and arranged for heavier machinery/parts needed to come from the new base. Mostly it was a lot of digging and mining. With crude spaces carved out and reinforced. A lot of empty space that you will eventually have the stuff to put in. For now, though trying to supply both projects are stretching you to the breaking point. If it wasn't the difference between a lot of digging plus roomy expansions and actual heavy duty repairs. It would have been far worse.

As is after a quick review of the expansions in the old base. with quick and dirty plans giving you space for later remodeling. You spent most of your attention at the new base that was barely functioning at a fraction of its capacity. This meant a whole of repairs. Like so many goddamn repairs. Raw materials are brought in for processing. Salvaging stuff too broken to fix and melt it down for more materials you do need. Gradually the power supply slowly climbed up and you got even more foundries rebuilt. With more foundries, you could make more droids, more materials, and gather more resources. It formed a beautiful snowballing cycle that rapidly rebuilt everything that had fallen. While making it quite clear you would soon be a threat to this newfound Empire given the time and space to do so.

More foundries were fed. More droids were produced. More parts. More machinery. That went into providing yet more materials to feed the foundries. So on and so forth. As numbers climbed you soon had even more and far better assistants through some repurposed tactical droids. Who honestly after some slight reprogramming and shoving new data into their heads. Are surprisingly good combat engineers with huge hard on for proper procedures. Which is exactly what you need more of most desperately. Manpower is easy but brains to oversee it not so much. OOMs can only do so much after all.

Still, something felt...off. At first, you thought it was in your head but then you realized it was the Force. You felt a terrible storm sweeping through nearby. A storm of incredible strength and power. It would soon cross paths with your own bases. You made sure to give some orders on the salvaging troops and have them return early. To hole up. Which as you later found was to be utterly correct. The storm was like one you had never seen before. It rained fire, rock, and acid. Clouds of ash and acid swept through in a terrible noxious fog that seemed intent on scouring life from every crack in the ground. Even you had to retreat to properly sealed biohazard areas to prevent exposure from something you were certain would kill you at a touch.
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Rolled 26 (1d100)

>>4948432
Meanwhile, on a distant battlefield, a clone army and droid army clashed. While a gigantic storm swept through towards them both. Blinding both sides. Disabling any chance of airpower or reinforcements. Comms with the droids and clones both failed. The large battlefield suddenly erupted into utter chaos. As clones struggled to rally together while droids never ceased their own onslaught. Despite being no longer able to unify themselves in a clear command structure.

The clones at first seemed to have an advantage. Headless droids were beyond weak in comparison. These droids looked new. Meaning they weren't the surviving glitchy droids they feared. A fatal false assumption. While sweeping storm shattered droid unity and clone command. It also disabled all clone hopes for air support. Which turned out to be fatal. While the storm itself desperately sought to leak into any cracks of their armor and defense to scour away all flesh and bone within. It was a scourge to any unlucky clone who had compromised seals on their armor from the fighting. It quickly proved fatal.

In the chaos it somehow felt like the droids were possessed and didn't actually need to support each other at all. They were everywhere. As clone lines desperately shrank in the hope they could rally together enough troops and see each other enough to know they got their backs. As a result, they never saw a certain Mandalorian fly up into the air over their heads with a very particular glitchy tactical droid. Both provided death from above. While assaulting B2s threw Droidkas behind enemy lines as droid walkers emerged right on top of the clones riding a wave of b1s. The shrinking clone battlelines buckled and finally starting snapping. Especially as a crazed tactical droid fought back to back with bloodthirsty Mandalorian. Slaughtering clones before diving into and out of trouble. Creating holes in their defenses that other droids flooded into enlarging them.

That feel when I thought the dice finally gave me a chance to kill a bunch of glitchy droids only for them to make an insane comeback. Fuck the modded droids were supposed to be the stars. Instead, a bunch of glitchy droids are apparently a made solely of incredibly badass motherfuckers. At least their numbers and usefulness will diminish in the later game after you get a lot more normal droids. Still though these fuckers are insane. Holy shit are future stormtroopers fucked even if veteran clones get wrecked this badly against them.
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Rolled 51 (1d100)

>>4948443
Meanwhile, the only witnesses to such a turn of events were when a bunch of random droids appeared and successfully overwhelmed a previously nearly victorious clone army. As they besieged a droid base. Thereby saving the droid base who directly witnessed the most unexpected turn of events. WHo were at first relieved until realizing that the droids in question were made up of solely the glitchy droid survivors who somehow managed to get themselves repaired and rearmed completely as if they were brand new. A worrying development gave their inherent insanity. So they wisely kept their doors locked and did their best to be very quiet. Hoping they would be ignored. Which certainly worked at first until they started running out of clones to kill. At which point they began to remember there was in fact an operational droid base nearby that the clones were trying to destroy, to begin with.

When the newfound droid base noticed a Mandalorian step out from the glitched droid ranks. At that point, they realized they were beyond fucked after all.
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More space is available at sub base.
The primary base at 15% function.

A large storm has erupted and is currently active in the area.

What do?
>Personal project(make or customize what)
>Investigate surroundings
>Modify troops
>Continue base construction
>Repair main base
>Meditate on the storm
>Other?
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>>4948446
>Modify troops
>Meditate on the storm
>Other?
Start mismatching doird parts so they don't appear entirely new. Like say a droid with a broken arm will get a new arm but the rest of the body is old, have new droids put together with an old body or leg and so forth, mismatching droids if we can, with the occasional fully new droids bodies given to the better troops.
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>>4948443
>glitchy droid attrition.
Not if we specifically salvage them and put them back into service.
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>>4948449
So try to disguise new droids as glitchy droids? You will also need to loosen up on their restrictions and completely halt updates, patches, and mindwipes. Plus somehow install the glitchy special modifiers as a template to them. Otherwise, the disguise is...lacking. Good if you don't take a closer look but glitchy droids behave very erratically. So it's not hard to tell the difference. Clones got fucked by storm+looks new. So they didn't have the time to realize they weren't normal droids at all before it was too late.

>>4948450
They're trolling the shit out of the clone forces and me. I actually feel sorry for future Imperial Stormtroopers. Those glitched droids are a goddamn nightmare to deal with. The clones at least put up a hell of a fight before going down.
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>>4948455
More like Make it seem like there isn't whole new batches of new droids rolling off an assembly line.
But we do have to "fix up" the glitchy droids a bit, no more twitching and behavior that is more intelligent I suppose.
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>>4948446
>Repair main base
>Meditate on the storm
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Repair main base
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>Repair main base
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>>4948446
>Meditate on the storm
I wanna know what's up with this weird ass planet
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>>4948446
>Repair main base
>Meditate on the storm
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Rolled 92 (1d100)

>>4948449
>>4948735
>>4949088
>>4949728
>>4949999
You choose to leave the droids to continuing the repairs and mining on their own. There is something off about this storm that calls to you through the force. After making sure repairs were on schedule. You made up some plans for them. Leaving it to the droids to follow the instructions and plans correctly. There is something about this storm that is calling to you.

After making sure the droids had everything going according to plan. You go by yourself to meditate in peace and solitude. Sinking your will into the Force. There you find it. The storm. It exists not only in reality but in the force as well. You can feel how it ebbs and flows. How it builds up in a subdued tranquility before erupting into a mighty storm. How something so still, peaceful, and serene can slowly build itself up ina mighty turmoil before erupting with infathomable force of nature. Yet it is not the peaceful means of the Light or forced means of Jedi.

No...you sense a cycle here. You perceive its indifference to the rest of the flow of the Forcei n the galaxy elsewhere that is stable. This world is not stable in the Force. Yet somehow...it is balanced. It cycles between the two. Quiet, peaceful, subdued, tranquil and more. Before erupting with endless power, chaos, and like a storm sweeps through before gradually ebbing off back into its peaceful subdued nature. Again and again. This cycle continues. One that cares not for outsiders interefence or those wish to watch. Here they cannot so easily see through it with the force...almost like a blind spot. An eye in the storm. That is what you find at the heart of it. There you ponder.

>>4948730
You have to roll well to 'fix' the glitchy droids without ruining their combat ability. It's their twitching and eccentric behavior that makes them so unpredictable and devastating in combat. Normal droids are predictable. The glitchy ones are not. To somehow tamper it down without ruining it will not be by any means easy. There is a reason why you were only able to harvest a few potential mods from them that require further research or good rolls to tinker with them without ruining them in the process. Glitchy droids actually have quite a few goodies hidden inside that is worth researching.

Basically don't treat the glitchy droids as a reliable backbone and you should be fine. They tend to be really unpredictable shit stirrers who are prone to ignoring orders but they are absurdly good in a fight. Hence why they are able to survive the trouble they get into. Honestly they are turning out to be a lot better than I expected. This is something Randy Savage knows and would have informed you about. Basic droid troops are good and depending on how risk averse you can be even better. Modded droid templates though are gonna be the powerful and reliable. Depending on how you modify the templates and mass produce them.
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Rolled 14 (1d100)

>>4950261
As the storm rages around you...are at peace in the eye of storm. You struggle to understand what is around you. The nature of this world. It teases you. The force here is fickle and not imbalanced but...active yet inactive. It has formed its own motions apart from the rest. Yet unified with it still. The ebb and flows. the stillness and peace before bursting with sudden motion and power only to return to being still and at peace. The eye of the storm...you can feel it. The dark side recoils from it but it is bound by it. It cannot exist without it. The light side dragged into motion and conflict despite its want of peace and tranquility how it clashes with the dark side adding to the chaos and imbalance. Meanwhile the rest of the Force around it ignored and keeping things together despite the tug of war present among them.

You do your best to understand and comprehend but...it is too much for one as...unfocused and inexperienced as you. However, that doesn't mean you are without gains. From this storm...you see an inkling of how to stay in the eye of the storm that rages around you and within you. You understand what it means to be subdued. To be within the force and yet remain unseen until exploding into action. Stealth is not to hide in the force. It is to blend into it and become one with so thoroughly that you meld into the background of the universe and the force. Thereby escaping the perception of others. Until it is time to burst into action once more and be seen.

Gained new force ability Force Cloak
current force abilities: Force push/pull, Choke, Heal, Regeneration, Cloak(new),
Unlocked ?????

You are unsure how much time passed when you awoke from your trance. Only that the storm has passed. When you emerge you noticed the droids had accomplished quite a lot with your absence. You also realize that there are now ships present whereas previously there were none. You recognize the insignia of the Mandalorians among them. As for which Clan it belongs to you have no idea. Which means the promised reinforcements the Mando had made had arrived after all. Even more surprising you see other CIS personnel in uniform who somehow appeared during your absence. They are quite few in number but at least you are no longer alone anymore which is nice. Just as you wondering how much more has changed an OOM appeared before you stating that Savage was awaiting to debrief you given your....relatively long absence.

So you follow the OOM to see him and apparently he has moved shop to this new HQ instead. As he is waiting in the command center to see you directly. "Well well its about time you awaken, I suppose you could have used the vacation? Feeling refreshed enough now are we?"

Before you could reply.

"Good. The Mando came through for us and few republic loyalists turned rebels had joined in with them apparently. I'm sure your curious about the other CIS personnel you can thank that damned glitchy droids and the Mando for that."
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>>4950284
You take a look at the reports Randy sent you. The Mandalorians shockingly did not hold back when it came to the forces they sent you away. A large Mandalorian carrier with shuttles and fighters has arrived into this system. Their main ship is currently hiding in a debris field while their shuttles have smuggled in the reinforcements right under the Empire's noses. Including some Rebels who never would have made it past if it weren't for the Mandalorians' help. They are in terrible shape apparently. This Emporer is doing an amazing job at cleaning up the loyalists and enforcing his rule in the galaxy. It's not just the Jedi who are getting slaughtered apparently. The loyalists are getting the same treatment. Interestingly the Empire has yet to go into the full motion for finishing off the CIS Holdouts. They are drumming up a lot of propaganda and building support but they have yet to mobilize their forces against them. Apparently finishing off the Jedi and purging Republic loyalists come first. The rebels however are both few in numbers and are disorganized as hell. Savage isn't very fond of their chances at all despite this 'hope initiative' and 'prophecy' that the droid doesn't believe whatsoever. More worryingly though glitched droids are being quickly eliminated by the clone forces. Soon there won't be any left to rescue. If you wish to recover more of them you will need to rush to space.

Good news on that front is due to both the terrible storms from hell on this planet that make air support utterly hopeless. There is a huge debris field from a giant fleet battle, former CIS shipyards, and stations. That makes going through it a pain and that isn't even including the asteroid field. Unsurprisingly the Empire pretty much almost entirely pulled out their space forces considering it not worthwhile to maintain them in such difficult circumstances for a clean up operation while they could be far more useful elsewhere. So they were transferred away except for a single ship carrying fighters and capable of bombardment that is guarding a supply ship. Its fighters patrol the planet and some captured mining stations are stolen from the CIS.

Interestingly according to Savage there were supposed to be at least 3 super tactical droids in charge of space operations under the CIS that he knows about. One based in orbit of this planet was overseeing battle stations and shipyards. One is in a nearby gas giant extracting gases and overseeing another fleet. The last was hidden in the asteroid built in concealed bases under the cover of space mining operations. It is doubtful the first survived but it might be possible to recover it from the debris field. The second meanwhile might be still active if the ongoing fighting in the mining stations orbiting the gas giant if the fighting anything to go by. Savage suspects the third is still in good shape but will be hard to find depending on which hidden base it stashed itself in before the shutdown.
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>>4950316
According to the glitchy droids, there is a de facto commander in chief of the 'battle plan' against clone occupation of this world. Who is supposedly overseeing operations and plans against the clones in secret. The super tactical droid was apparently damaged and survived the shutdown on the surface. Has been attempting to order around and resist the clones ever since. The droid in question is apparently paranoid as hell and uses runners and hidden drop offs to send orders/share intel. Interestingly none of the glitchy tactical droids apparently have any idea where it is actually located. Apparently, it was the one responsible for sharing data at a secret drop off that a tactical droid checked that provided the intel of a separatist base under siege of the clones and convincing the glitchy droids to rescue them in its stead. Much to the ire of Randy Savage.

The base that was rescued was no ordinary hidden base. It was one of the few holding personnel and was equipped for hiding in case of emergencies. Not all the personnel managed to flee the world in time. Apparently, while they were trying to find a way off this rock they got spotted by clone scouts and lead them right back to their hidden base. Thereby bringing a clone army down on their heads. The faculty there notably were engineers and scientists with a few technicians. The base had actual research labs and a smaller scale foundry. Along with extensive supplies and creature comforts for long term living. Too bad about the clones knowing about it too and they are quite pissed about losing an entire army over it.

Interestingly the glitchy super tactical droid did share some intel it had gathered on the planet when it came to clone operations. Apparently, the clone bases are organized into sectors that each base is responsible for covering and investigating. When a discovery is made an army will be dispatched to reinforce the base who found it and wipe out the opposition. While hunter killer armies wander around trying to locate and eliminate glitchy droid armies. They have done a real number on larger droid walkers and flyers. Few of them have survived despite the best efforts of the super tactical droid to hide them. It has however refused to reveal the locations of its stashed forces in hiding. Only revealing the routes of the hunter killer armies and advising you to avoid them as apparently they have the biggest guns available for the sake of finishing off as many glitched droids and Jedi as possible as quickly as possible. It did alert you however to neighboring glitch droid commanders and their troop field of operations. Along with a warning that with the loss of a base AND an army the clones have dispatched a Hunter Killer Army straight towards you to investigate and crush those responsible. It suggests hidings or running away. The info also describes clone resupply bases that have the heaviest defenses covering clone forces and bases around them. Along with the clone HQ.
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Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>4950340
The clone HQ is the place where the supply ship drop offs happen and is in charge of all planetary operations. It has the heaviest intact defenses on the entire planet. As they used a captured CIS base and rebuilt it for their own use. Including recalibrating its captured facilities to make gear and vehicles for themselves. Its defenses are no joke and are now reused against CIS Holdouts. Attacking it would be suicide at this point. All logistics and supply routes are also guided by their own forces directly to the resupply bases. It's also the base of operations for the hunter killer armies that are hunting down droids and Jedi both.

According to the glitched super tactical droid there are actually a few glitched droid armies still operational on this planet but they're fighting a losing battle against the hunter killer armies. The lack of air support, heavy vehicles, and resupply is slowly grinding them to dust. For the sake of survival most glitched droid forces and armies have collapsed. With only the most stubborn holding on as proper armies to resist the clones. They are however doing a great job at diverting the attention of the clones and their deadliest forces.

Current still operational Glitched droid armies

Commander Hydra health at 99%
Commander Infernus Health at 80%
Commander Scourge health at 55%
Commander Diode health at 20%
Commander Shock health at 5%
Commander Zap health at 30%
Commander Ripper health at 90%
Commander ?????? health at ??%

Under current command
Glitched Droid Army under 'Ghost General' at 100%
Standard Droid Army under Savage at 100%
Standard Droid Army under construction at 40%
1 Defensive Droid Army at 100%

Reinforcements
10 Mandalorian infantry units
2 Mandalorian Fighter units
1 Mandalorian Bomber units
5 Mandalorian shuttles units
1 Rebel Clone Army
1 Rebel shuttle unit

What do?
>Personal project(make or customize what)
>Investigate surroundings
>Modify troops
>Continue base construction
>Repair main base
>SPECIAL PROJECT AVAILABLE due to high relations with Mandalorian Jedi Killer
>Other?

I got a killer migraine so this might be the only post for today and yesterday.
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>Continue base construction
I suggest we send our ghost general to start saving the armies starting at the closest/or weakest and then work our way up
Then once we get the commanders back start rebuilding their armies and repeat till we at least saved most of them
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>>4950366
I have a few questions.

Have all the CIS personnel been rescued?

Do we have any ships at all, or is our "navy" mostly Mandalorian ships at this moment?

I'm thinking about make some batches of Commando droids for personal project, I'm not sure what SPECIAL PROJECT is, like is it a mystery box we can pick and wait to see the results or do we come up with some sort of idea to go with it?

I have no idea where we are after every scene so I don't know what we would be exploring if Investigate surroundings was picked.

Also can we get rough idea of how far along the bases are either through descriptions or rough estimated indicator besides the options?

How hard would it be to communicate with the roving Droid armies? I want to get into contact with Commanders Diode, Shock, and Zap. I got plans for them, and I think it would be easiest to convince them if that became necessary.
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>>4950398
I was thinking we tell them to disengage and avoid battle for now and if they follow our orders we will reinforce and repair them.

Otherwise we need to get the other armies working together and take out the hunter killer armies.
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>>4950366
>Personal project(make or customize what)
Make Commando Droids
>Continue base construction
>Repair main base
>SPECIAL PROJECT AVAILABLE due to high relations with Mandalorian Jedi Killer
>Other?

Talk to the CIS personnel and find out who they are. See what they can do and if they can put to task.

Interview the clones to understand how to work with them and how to best infiltrate and spy on the non rebel clones.

See if we can send some of the Mandos on a covert mission to rescue or help the Super Tactical Droid at the mining station.

Get into communication with the 3 most depleted droid armies telling them to avoid battle and to withdraw from the field quietly one at a time. We will reinforce them with scavenged and new droids if they obey our orders.


Maybe an ambush plan. It seems that several of droid armies lack higher cohesion and coordinate greater than the Tactical or OOM droids in their unit besides the mysterious Super Tactical that messages by mail and postal.
Try and coordinate with the other droid armies to destroy one of the clone armies.
We have them baited by one of the weaker droid armies (Scourge?) leading them far from base and support, near a storm until we reach favorable terrain set with traps like droids playing dead and bombs. Then when they are about to turn around or give up we spring an ambush from all directions with 3 droid armies.
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>>4950416
CIS personnel are scattered on unknown bases or already ran the fuck away. The personnel here weren't really meant for fighting and bravery. Instead, they were supposed to oversee construction and research. So they're a cowardly bunch. You have rescued the CIS personnel in the one base that was under siege.

Starport attachment to the base is barely serviceable as the Mandos needed a place to park. Manufacturing flyer droids runs needs much larger and more calibrated foundries. Sadly the majority of air support and flyer production was stationed in space. Which was blown to hell by the Republic except for hidden bases located in the asteroids and moons of the star system. If you want shipyards quick you have to find them.

Your 'navy' is solely Mandalorian in origin. If you want flyers you have to stop producing another droid army or further expand the foundries. Mandalorian ships are actually really good and these guys are diehards in origin. Otherwise, the Mandalorian Jedi Killer wouldn't have bothered reaching out to them. They weren't supposed to actually bring much support other than a few shuttles and some troops but I rolled really well. So not only did they bring their own flying squadrons they also included a carrier to house them all and their troop attachments.

If you want to know what the special project is you will have to inquire about the Mandalorians. There is a reason why they are keeping it a secret. You do know whatever it is being housed in a special workshop surrounded by Mandalorian guards who don't allow anyone nearby.

Investigate surroundings is basically scouting the land for stuff to salvage and tracking down sites of interest that you know about or stumble upon. You have some incomplete data which gives you a bonus on good finds and hidden discoveries.

Primary Base is at 25%.
Sub node base is mostly focused on mining like crazy and fortifying empty space for future use. Whatever it may be. Most of what they have mined is sent to the main base to supply its manufacturing and repairs.

Pretty difficult due to storms/terrain and damaged comm stations. There is a reason besides paranoia the glitched super tactical droid was reduced to dead drops and runners to maintain faulty communications. You CAN send messages to them though. It's just maintaining live communications is very difficult.

>>4950421
The Hunter Killer armies are the strongest armies you can fight here and are being directly supplied by their HQ. They aren't like the rest of the clones who struggling to just stay armed. As Palpatine's orders himself meant they were prioritized in order to finish off the Jedi. So they have the biggest guns, the most elite Jedi slaying clones, and the best gear by far. They also have regular albeit unreliable air support depending on the weather and the most vehicles.
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Rolled 31, 2, 36 = 69 (3d100)

>>4950432
I can answer some of these questions without requiring an action devoted to them. Having to spend actions just to talk to people would be unfair.

They are scientists and engineers with a few technicians for support. It's worth noting that some of the gngineers and scientists are technically a higher rank than you. The droids however pay respect to you more than they do them. Mostly due to them being cowards and fools who lead the clones to themselves. While you helped them out quite a bit and actually tried to fight back/rebuild actively instead of hiding. Their two leaders are not happy about this fact. Especially after getting blown off by Randy Savage who pulled a marshall law and emergency military command powers on them.

Sadly there are no particularly special clones like Commandos among the rebel clone forces who became turncoats. However they DO know proper clone protocols and can easily disguise among them. The issue is their designations as they are considered MIA/KIA and lack of espionage training. In terms of fighting, they know exactly how clones think and how to fight against droids. Which interestingly also means they know how to fight with droids very well unless their glitchy. Although they won't be happy about it.

Mandalorians point out helping out the Super Tactical Droid in the orbital gas giant stations will draw the attention of the Imperials very easily as its also regularly patrolled by their own forces. Its worth noting the Imperials avoid patrolling the asteroid field due to lack of personnel. Hence why they're hiding their big ship there. This isn't true for the planet and the assets they captured at the gas giant. If you want they can engage with the Imperial forces there but it will draw attention. Not to mention they can potentially wipe out their patrols but they don't want to challenge the Imperial battleship with their own as it's their only way out here. This will be a different story if you could offer your own droid ships to back them up.
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Rolled 81 (1d100)

>>4950471
2 of the three depleted droids have no interest in following your orders yet. Commander Shock is actively fighting with clone forces and particularly against the thought of following your orders.
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>>4950442
I didn't want to ask this but....
Would it go faster if we choose to continue construction or repair base multiple times in a post? How many options are we limited to voting on every update?

A communication buoy of droids+flying droids to help "leapfrog" or relay messages. More secure too.

>Hunter Killer armies are the strongest
Guess we should just kill the regular clones and kick out their support from under their feet then. Can't really send your best to fight if your best are starving, tired, and low on everything.

>>4950471
>They are scientists and engineers with a few technicians for support.
So no one named worth, basically NPCs. Could we assign them to continue base construction and base repair in our place, like delegate tasks to underlings type of thing? I don't want dead weight with us when we've got so much at stake.

>MIA/KIA
They can pull a cover story of being cut off and chased by the glitchy droids till they lost them, and most of their communication equipment was damaged and destroyed in battle and trying to escape and survive on top of the storm. Maybe the holed up in the abandoned remains of a CIS outpost or something.

Are there any "glitchy" CIS ships nearby that are fighting the Imperials? I'm not sure how to approach space combat here.

>>4950473
>2 of the three depleted droids
So that leaves one, or is the 3rd droid army Commander Shock?
Have we been able to talk to the other Droid armies?
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>>4950473
Would Commander Shock be amicable to a gift of supplies and factory fresh droids, no strings attached?

I'd rather keep him around and fighting independently than dead
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>>4950672
Shock is in the middle of a battle apparently so no? I'm not even sure he will survive the battle unless he disengages like we tried telling him to do.
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>>4950614
It's a matter of unlocking the ability to passively improve over time and accelerating through devoting the MC to it directly. I will say though that doing only a single action per a turn will have stronger results.

There were actually comm stations that helped boost the signal and provided encryption but they were deactivated or damaged by clones scattered around. In addition to a redundant underground comm network that was crippled. The clones use the ship in orbit and patrols to boost their comms.

Your mining for example is passive and slowly increasing. It will be greatly boosted if the MC chooses to directly get involved again and upgrade it. Gaining access to special individuals can have similar results to using the MC directly or better even if it's something they specialize in that the MC does not.

There are two people worth names among them but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Suffice it to say one is an engineer and the other a scientist. Neither likes you very much due to outranking you but the droids purposefully overlooking that fact. The engineers can yeah they are in fact comparable to yourself as long as it doesn't involve antiquated technology or special projects. The scientists are better for actual research or stuff that requires serious skill like modded droids and the like. So yes you can assign them.

The default is the engineers help with constructive or repairs by spreading themselves out. They can however be ordered to focus on a particular thing or project to further boost it. The scientists have less to do and are generally stuck trying to handle the weird programming that is going on with the droids. The glitchy droids in particular are driving them nuts and they don't like what you did with the 'standard' droids.

Or as Savage would suggest wiping out all their bases and having them 'retreat' while neatly finishing off all the loyalists and severing their comms. Thereby preventing them from ever realizing there were rebel clones to begin with and have them assimilate into the Empire as survivors of a failed mission.

Technically yes there are glitchy CIS ships still resisting the Empire but you don't know of any are present within the star system. In theory, there might be but considering how they don't know the Mandalorians are actually friendlies it's unlikely they will reveal themselves without dispatching CIS ships of your own to look for them. As for glitched ships beyond this star system. Possible. The issue is most CIS vessels weren't lucky enough to be on a distant enough world or places with spotty comms allowing them to better survive the shutdown override. Not to mention having literal brain damage.

The third is Shock and he's the one who's still fighting despite his army being at 5%. You can communicate with the other glitchy droid armies. It's not real time or anything but messages is possible.

>>4950672
Yes.

>>4950768
I know maybe I'll even manage to kill some off for once.
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>>4950672
We don't have many droids to give away right now, so I'd rather finish giving ourselves some droids to order about or to droid commanders that would listen or at least co-operate.

>>4950784
In that case, lets go with

>Continue base construction
>Other
Get the Engineers to help or assist us.

Can we ask all commanders for their current numbers and droid type composition are? Maybe we can make up for their lack of diversity in firepower types if they have only B1s.

No, you don't get to kill them off, as they have plot armor now.
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>>4950985
But Anon, we can always make more, Shock can't.

>>4950366
>Other
>Send a care package of fresh droids and assorted supplies to Commander Shock so that we have the opportunity to recruit him later
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>>4951248
We should do this aswell as getting the other CIS personell working to passively fix the base for us
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>>4951248
But we don't really have a ready to go Army unless we start poaching them from the other army groups. Plus I don't want to reward disobedience, send the wrong message.

I suppose we can send droids to help him till after the battle, but not leave them under his command afterwards maybe?
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>>4951304
Anon, listen. We are (for the time) safe. I'd rather have an experienced, irreplaceable commander allied with us around than inexperienced replaceable droids under our direct control.
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>>4951919
Sending in material support to someone already in battle at less than %5 percent combat effectiveness is a waste. Its better to either have him pull of then re-engage battle or arm and support someone else.
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I agree with the small gift will also persuading shock to get out so his fellow glitches can regroup with others, and as a side project I suggest we look more into this glitch program to get a better understanding of it so we may get rid of some of the kinks and secure the better parts so that we may have two different type of droids a specialist variant and the canon fodder
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Also many some ideas for droids we may get of make in the future if possible
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KCX7VbyPZpI
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Sorry this video
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qiQQPwgXmd4
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>>4952360
The thing is that you're thinking short term anon. If we support someone else, he dies. In the long term, an experienced commander is far more valuable than a few platoons of troops that literally just rolled off the production line.

And before you say "get him to pull out," we can't. He won't listen to orders (from us at least, we might not have tries Savage), so the only thing we can do is play logistics to keep everyone fighting until we can evict the clones.
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>>4952875
>you're thinking short term
I could accuse you of the same thing, giving a commander more troops they are determined to continue suffering attrition, and not following orders if bad long and short term. I'd trust the battle droids who've maintained more of their forces for longer than one that has not.

If you really want, we could just salvage his parts and transfer memory into a new body.
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>>4952875
Think of it this way, the troops we send to Shock, could be better used and sent to other commanders. The longer we spend reinforcing Commander Shock, the less time and units we have to send and reinforce other droid commanders or finish our own armies.

Modding our troops could in the long run net better results than the glitchy droids, so instead of fighting uphill battles sustaining a costly grinding fight, we save up material for more important battles. Like having a well coordinated army with supporting elements and heavy weaponry to take on and beat some of the clone armies giving us control of the region instead of just the battlefield. The more we send away from this task, the longer and further away we are from achieving our overall goals and we don't have infinite time.

Remember, they are Tactical droids, so they think in lower level tactical terms like the immediate battle in front of them, instead of more strategically and logistically like a Super Tactical droid or our MC.
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Rolled 73 (1d100)

>>4950985
2 continue base construction
1 get the engineers to help
2 send care package to Shock

Base construction you choose to handle personally. More machinery is needed for all sorts of things. With the slowly repaired foundries, you need a lot more materials to keep them running at full capacity. Plus all the new living bodies with their own natural needs require some proper living spaces. It's not just the two of you anymore. So you oversee a new foundry, machinery installations, and new living quarters. The last especially the engineers helped out with as they were all too used to the extremely cushy conditions of their old base. Which also made the Mandalorians happy. Even as they converted some of the new open spaces into a gigantic arena and battleground. Where they fought among themselves and any droids unlucky enough to get dragged away by them or the glitchy who thought it would be fun. Modifying of which wasn't hard for you and more importantly kept the Mandos busy. Not to mention show some interesting combat data with the droids, clones, and Mandalorian combatants. As you noticed that for some reason the Mandalorians really didn't like the clones and enjoyed tormenting them in their matches.

Meanwhile, you arranged for some reinforcements to be sent to Commander Shock despite his views of you. Which resulted in a very unusual return package as thanks. It contained Shock's special strategems and bits of his combat views. A precious memo to a commander and particularly of use to an amateur such as yourself. As it contained Shock's own personal views and insights on warfare, leadership, and battle. To a commander especially it would have been priceless. As for you at least you won't be entirely clueless on the battlefield.

Gained
Shock and Awe: When inflicting massive damage troops deal bonus damage and enemies malaise penalty for the rest of the battle.
Shocking Surprise: Ambushes and surprise attacks deal extra damage and give a penalty to the enemy for the rest of the battle.

Turned out Shock had a lot of experience dealing with civilians, rebels, and auxiliary forces during the Clone Wars. Letting Shock develop a special understanding and appreciation of how to use the superior numbers and firepower to particularly devastating effect. While later on and as a means of survival Shock developed a fondness for ambushing and surprising the enemy in a shocking enough manner to boost his own troops and demoralize the enemy. This is apparently why he lasted so long and why the clones in particular had it out for him after the clone wars ended. The shock was a very special kind of pain in the ass and loved the taste of shattering the will of the enemy with his superior methods. Oddly enough the data he sent didn't share why he was transferred to this world. You have a feeling he would have gotten along great with Randy Savage if he had been saner.
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Rolled 50 (1d100)

>>4953309
The droids you sent to reinforce Commander Shock meanwhile sent back a very interesting feed. It showed the droids reinforcing Shock who retreated into a steep canyon. Trapping his own forces for the last stand but forcing the clones into a fight that they couldn't easily bear their superior vehicles and forced them to fight on Shock's terms. Which directly led to a very nasty ambush on Shock's own terms. What should have been an easy clean up operation suddenly turned nasty for the Clone Hunter Killer army sent to finish off Shock once and for all.

As the droids were gradually driven back deeper into the valley and a dead-end that would directly be resulting in their doom. A sudden series of explosions changed everything. As it turned out Shock hid a massive amount of explosives underground and blew them up all at once. Crippling the clones vehicles who weren't expecting to get hit and driving the clones back with a sudden counterattack of massive proportions and power. It may have succeeded if Shock wasn't so low in troops. Allowing the clones to resist the attack and speed up wiping out the crazed droids.

That was when the impossible happened. On top of the steep cliffs, a stealth field went down. Revealing an entire droid army on both sides that opened fire upon the trapped clone forces below. Who just happened to have no more cover thanks to it all being blown up. Who just happened to be suffering an intense counterattack of Shock's droids. The clones found themselves ambushed and engaged on nearly all sides. WHile their own precious vehicles, the only way to counter the unexpected ambush was crippled by the explosions.

You have no idea whose mysterious droid army it belonged to. Only they had stealth tech and a shocking amount of specialized droids. As Commandos sniped, droidka snipers appeared hiding with their shields, and other droidkas rolled down in mass pincering the clone forces. Forcing them to run for their lives from the valley and rely upon their vehicle support to face off against the unexpected ambushing droid army reinforcements. There the clones successfully managed to retreat but only after taking crippling losses.

Allowing Shock to survive yet again against all odds and revealing a bit about the hidden glitched droid army...whom you realized was full of otherwise rare and valuable droid numbers who were equipped with stealth technology.

What do?
>Personal project(make or customize what)
>Investigate surroundings
>Modify troops
>Continue base construction
>Repair main base
>SPECIAL PROJECT AVAILABLE due to high relations with Mandalorian Jedi Killer
>Other?
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>>4953331
>Investigate surroundings
>Modify troops
>Other?
Check in on the others, particularly the cones to see if they are all settled in and integrating well.
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>>4953331
>Investigate surroundings
>Modify troops
>SPECIAL PROJECT AVAILABLE due to high relations with Mandalorian Jedi Killer
>check in on the clones
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>>4953633
+1
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>>4953633
+1
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>>4953633
support

I want to get the bonuses from the other commanders too now, I suppose that the names aren't just there because they sound cool, are they?
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>>4954115
No, the names add bonuses to the commanders.
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>>4953633
>>4953907
>>4954115
Troops were sent out to investigate the surroundings. Slowly we have been mapping out the stuff that exists on the map we own and what is actually out there. Turns out the maps in your possession only rarely covered anything that wasn't military. Many mining sites, industrial zones, spaceports, supply depots, roads, rail lines, and massive battlefields were uncovered. All look liked a graveyard of metal but still. According to the scientists they weren't the only researchers sent here. Apparently, this planet was to hold some research facilities to maintain technological development and revived previously lost projects. Sadly the problem is it wasn't supposed to hold very many of them and any habitation considerations for organics were strictly an afterthought. Without the clones getting in the way a lot of progress was made in mapping everything out and dispatching salvage teams. Who dragged back all the salvage they could to either meltdown or repair.

It is worth noting however that the clones only most heavily targeted the military bases, key foundries, and fortifications. Everything else was an afterthought. As a result, our scouts report many locations and facilities are in better conditions than originally anticipated. Repairing the main foundries, military complexes, and fortresses will be most costly. Everything else however not so much. Including things like spaceports, industrial zones, and mining pits. Not to mention the frankly overwhelming about of fallen droids and vehicles that can be repaired or rebooted. The issue is it's costly to drag them back just to reboot them but the signal boosters we have aren't strong enough to force a reboot from afar and our forces aren't equipped to reboot in the field except for the Commanders who have the right command rights to do so. As a result, there is just too much to consider and even Savage is as skilled as he is ultimately meant for war. Not world development, governance, and overseeing massive engineering projects. The sheer volume of projects and special research required is immense.

New research projects are available
>REBOOTER Module
Enables forces in the field to forcefully revive and reboot fallen droids into friendlies. Upgraded versions requiring research can also boost hacking and override hostile droids.
>Field Repair Station
A mobile repair vehicle to renew droids in the field instead of dragging them back to base for repairs. Additional research is required to repair vehicles and bases.

New sites are available for expansion and repairs.

>>4954121
Due to being droids, they don't really have normal names but nicknames and there are always reasons they have those nicknames.
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Rolled 82 (1d100)

>>4954215
You meanwhile head to the droid foundries and specialized workshops to modify some droids for your own purposes. This time you weren't limited to such basic droids like the B1s and B2s. From your hands modified droidkas, tactical droids, and Commandos rolled out as well. If you had the time and industrial capacity you thought about modifying some larger droid walkers and flyers. Sadly there just wasn't enough to go around yet to grab some off the manufacturing lines to customize yourself that wouldn't be missed.

Gained 9 more units of modified B1s.
Gained 4 more units of modded b2s.
Gained 2 units of modded Commando droids.
Gained 2 units of modded Droidkas.
Gained 2 units of modded Tactical droids.

The modified tactical droids especially proved to be a godsend compared to the quick and dirty updates you gave their predecessors. These babies were properly adapted for other work besides tactics, their calculative abilities were optimized, and you reinforced their bodies. Making them very helpful. While the other droids when not following you around often spent their time picking fights with Mandos, clones, and other droids in the arena. Quickly developing a reputation of being comparable to the glitched but more dependable and polishing their skills gradually.

Leaving you some time to check up on the clones. Who found out was working together Savage's personnel droid army to go hunting for other clones to 'rescue'. It's slow going given the distance to travel but Savage has been...enjoying breaking in these new 'recruits'. If they still refused well you now had some spare body parts for the clones and test subjects. Oddly enough the Jedi wasn't present having gone off with the few rebels who showed up to do...something. Apparently bribed the Mandos to help out.

The clones overall still aren't happy about working together with a bunch of clankers but after seeing the terrible condition of the rebels who are still just getting formed. Along with their distinct inability to handle the logistics, they are too dependent on has gradually rubbed off on them. They do have concerns over their fast aging however and how to fix it.

It was when you were still socializing with the clones that were caught by the Mandalorian Jedi Killer and bros who dragged you away. Not very happy about the lack of drinks and something special they got planned.
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Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>4954230
You find yourself in an improvised Mandalorian canteen including blaster proof tables, chairs, and lots of fights breaking out. Admiring all the Mandalorian gear close up...oh man you were missing out on all this eye candy.

"You sure he ain't thinking about stealing our shit?" Asks a male Mando noticing your gaze at the Jedi killer.

"Or trying to check us out?" Asks a concerned female Mando.

"No, just slide your best blaster on the table and watch, you will see." Explains the Jedi Killer. As a Mando does as suggested and they notice your gaze magically been drawn to the blaster like a magnet.

"...You have got to be fucking with me? You SURE he ain't half Mando or something?" Asks a fellow Mandalorian to the Jedi Killer.

"I thought the same thing at first," shrugs the Jedi Killer. "Sadly he's just too weak to be half Mando."

"So...is he single?" Asks a female Mandalorian as others cracked up and joined in.

"Good luck getting into that thick skull that meat is better than metal," states the Mando Jedi Killer.

"I don't know I'm sure I can arrange something with some armor and blaster action," says another female Mandalorian.

"Would it kill you to not consider any of the other staff or even those clones for some fun?" Mutters a male Mandalorian.

"And miss out on such sweet custom weaponry? Fuck off."

Despite the distinct weakness of the force here. You can feel it whispering and the hairs rise on the back of your neck insisting that you are somehow in danger. What can threaten you when you are middle of a base crawling with droids and in a room full of Mandalorians you don't know. Yet somehow you get the impression that something precious of yours is in danger...but before you could figure it out the Jedi Killer finally shows up and sits down with you.

"So what's so urgent? I thought you would be busy dealing with your fellow Mandos," you inquire as you take a sip of your drink. Damn good stuff. Must have looted the officer's mess or something.

"Now now we've both been busy and besides I got something special I think your gonna love."

"Reall now? I am awfully busy you know."

"How about a piece of technology dating back thousands of years for you to fix?"

"Really now and you think I can fix it?"

"Considering your expertise in antique technology you have the best odds to," says the Jedi Killer.

"Hm...why should I huh? I still don't even know your name still."

"Well that would spoil the fun don't you think, after all, I don't know your name either."

"I thought you would have checked the database for it and found it."

"I did. Got nothing somehow it got erased and I'm sure you checked the holonet for Jedi Killing bounty hunters."

"Only a nickname," you admit.

"See why spoil the fun huh?" Chuckles the Mandalorian. "Anyway what's with your interest in clones? I'm surprised you haven't socialized with your fellow comrades or us Mandalorians.
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>4954251
"Firstly my 'comrades' don't appreciate the lack of respect from the droids and they're preferring me over them. Secondly, the Mandalorians probably want to lock me up in a workshop to make custom gear for them. I'm not stupid you know."

"Oof your lack of trust pains me greatly," snickers the Mando Jedi Killer. "You are right about the wanting to throw you in a workshop though just not for the reasons you are thinking of."

"Really now," you say arching an eyebrow. "That totally is an antique piece of technology isn't just an excuse to get me into a workshop to make a bunch of gear for your people huh?"

"Sheesh tough customer," says the Mando Jedi Killer drinking from a straw. "Such a tough customer. Fine how about this if you don't like is waiting for you I'll give you some Beskar but if it does you do the work for free eh?"

"That confident huh? What is it that makes you feel so...certain I'll do it for free?"

"You are too predictable like with a Mandalorian and their love fighting. Except for you, it's technology instead. So how about it?"

"You got yourself a deal." With that you two left in an odd hurry at the insistance of the Mando. To a secluded workshop still surrounded by a bunch of antsy Mandalorians. "How did you get all these guys to stand guard here anyway?" You can't help but ask.

"They can't beat me in a fight."

...Right you forgot Mandos were like that. As you enter the workshop a mandalorian pulls off a tarp hiding what was underneath and there you see...you cannot believe your eyes. "Impossible...it it can't be. A Mandalorian Crusader Cyborg? But...but how?" you ask rushing forward to examine it. Sure enough it's a cyborg...ancient. Full of lost technology and armored in Beskar. Even internally it has Beskar in its parts. You can see it's covered in ancient wounds and scars. Some ancient some are oddly...fresh only a few decades old at most. The ancient cyborg is very badly damaged. Almost crippling so and yet somehow it could still reactivate until recently.

"Its...a long story," sighs the Mando Jedi Killer. "Suffice it to say he saved my life and now...I'm just trying to save his."

"Its...the brain is still good? Impossible. If someone else had used it on the other hand..."

"Not impossible if you use carbonite."

"... It's original?"

"...Yes."

Breath. Just...breath. "So you want me to fix this...cyborg and bring back an Ancient Mandalorian crusader to life again?"

Yup. Knew you would do it for free."

"Fuck yeah I would holy shit where do I even begin," you mutter pulling out all your tools and skills. You soon get to work...a lot of work. with a few Mandalorian technicians and armorers to help. As you don't know anything about Mandalorian unique alloys that were used to create it and you needed to repair/replace those parts and you wouldn't have been able to do so without their help. Soon piece by piece. The parts were taken out, repaired or replaced. Put back in.
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Rolled 94 (1d100)

>>4954272
The armor plating was replaced with fresh plating. Ancient technology you had to pull out and desperately meditate on old lessons on how to fix. Including ancient shield generators and stealth generator even. Multiple weapon systems. Limbs. Built in Jetpack. Redundant operating system. Just so much ancient technology. Honestly you have no idea just how you accomplished it. The impossible. A fully restored Mandalorian Crusader Cyborg soon stood before you. As stored brain was freed from Carbonite and inserted in a peculiar piece of technology using Alchemy to keep the brain in good condition that you modified yourself. Meant to keep it healthy. Soon the cyborg gradually began to boot up in front of you.

It stepped forward with a screech of metal and a new indent on the floor. Its head turned to look at you and than at the Jedi Killer who sniffled. Finally it bellowed with a fearsome roar.

"MUWAHAHHA I HAVEN'T FELT THIS NEW SINCE I WAS FRESHLY MADE. GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN EH MY BOY AND...WHOSE THIS? YOU ARE NO MANDALORIAN!"

"Ahem just an expert brought on to help fix you."

"'REALLY NOW YOU EXPECT ME TO BELIEVE THAT?"

"Its true actually," intervened the Jedi Killer.

"IS THAT SO...WELL THAN I GUESS I OWE YOU ONE. HA. IT'S GOOD TO BE BACK IN ACTION...AND DO I SMELL THE SCENT OF WAR?"

"Technically you missed one," you admit.

"DAMN IT! WHY DO IT ALWAYS MISS THE BEST PARTS."

"Would it kill you to adapt your voice volume," asks the Jedi Killer.

"Eh...oh I no longer need it on max to be heard. Gonna take some getting USED TO. ARGH. Stupid interface...right in that case why was I brought back if there is no war to be waged?"

"A rebellion and it's not like there are enough Mandalorians left to wage their own war anyhow."

"STILL? FUCKING WEAKLINGS. WOULD IT KILL YOU LOSERS TO FUCK PROPERLY HUH? GODDAMN DISGRACE AND TAKING FOUNDLINGS STILL AIN'T ENOUGH? NOW WHO THE FUCK IS IN CHARGE SO I CAN BEAT HIS ASS FOR BEING WEAK?"

"Oh i am-" CRASH. A single well placed punch at incredible speed sent the unlucky Mandalorian commander flying into a nearby wall leading a neatly shaped dent as he ended up stuck. Making the other Mandalorians pull him out and take him to medical.

"...So that was why you never officially took charge," you realized aloud.

"Yup. I knew this was going to happen," sighed the Jedi Killer. "So I recruited the roughest Mandos for this job who owed me favor and I didn't like."

"NOW DOES ANYONE CHALLENGE MY AUTHORITY?"

"You are supposed to challenge him to a duel officially," complains a Mando who fails to move fast enough to not get grabbed and raised up.

"AN ENEMY WOULD STRIKE WITHOUT WARNING AND KILL HIM. HE WILL LIVE. IF HE WANTS A PROPER 'DUEL' I WILL BE WAITING AND MORE THAN HAPPY TO GRANT IT. EXCEPT NEXT TIME IT WILL BE TO THE DEATH!" Finishes the cyborg before throwing the Mandalorian away crashing into the others. "Now you...will tell me who needs to die and where is the closest fight?" Demands the Cyborg to you.
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Rolled 95 (1d100)

>>4954300
If only you had known you would have grabbed Randy Savage. Instead you think fast about an incoming enemy...and recall an approaching Hunter Killer Army. As you don't think you could survive a blow from that cyborg.

Suggest
>The Hunter Killer Army
>Another Clone base
>The clone ships in orbit
>Tell on Savage
>Arena
>Other?

What do?
>Personal project(make or customize what)
>Investigate surroundings
>Modify troops
>Continue base construction
>Repair main base
>Other?
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Rolled 92 (1d100)

>>4954272
>>4954300
>>4954316
Oh man, what a terrible day to be a clone.
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>>4954322
That, and those fuggin amazing rolls. Nothing below 75, what a rarity!
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>>4954316
>>The Hunter Killer Army
"They're cloned Mandalorians, you know," is all we need to say
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>>4954475
This anon wants to watch the world burn.

>>4954361
Don't forget to vote.
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>>4954316
>Investigate surroundings
Suggest
>Use those foundries to make land mines, and to make the clones have to go over mile upon mile upon mile of minefields.
>>4954555
Also, checked.
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>>4954316
>The Hunter Killer Army

>Modify troops
>Continue base construction
>Personal project(make or customize what)
REBOOTER Module
We can make it mobile and have it hover over battlefields

I'm just going to start calling the Cara Dune knock off Mandy, INB4 Its actually Cara Dune if she doesn't like it then we will start calling her Candy, and if she tries to hit us then we tell Mandy her gear will stop working when she leaves the planet.

Seriously, we need to find her a nickname, and its going to be Mandy till she gives us her real name comes up with one we agree with.
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>>4954475
>>4954555
Umm... So should we hide our Rebel Clones?
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>>4954805
Depends on how the clones handle being targeted so heavily by the REAL Mandalorians. Keep in mind it IS possible for clones to prove themselves to the Mandalorians it's just quite rare. If they accomplish it you get clone Mandalorians who are a huge upgrade. The cyborg is trickier considering he makes Deathwatch look like a bunch of amateurs. To be fair though he makes every Mando look like that considering how long he's been fighting and just how many Jedi/Sith he has slain.

Right now the clones have been getting the shit beat out of them by the droids and Mandalorians. While getting lectured by Savage the entire time. They are rebel clones so they aren't 'quite' as bad as the loyal clones. Depending on how they manage to prove themselves they will be accepted. Keep in mind even the cyborg who is extreme will respect this if they can fight good and prove themselves worthy. Mandalorians are pretty open about that even the ancient ones.

Depending on how things work out and your intervention. You can potentially upgrade your rebel clones to clone Mandos. Which is one hell of an upgrade not limited by their original typing. If they cannot handle it though...yeah their kinda fucked. Randy Savage wanted Mandalorians over clones. It was the MC(players) who insisted on clones.
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>>4954810
>Randy Savage wanted Mandalorians over clones. It was the MC(players) who insisted on clones.

Wait wut?
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>>4954815
Players wanted to recruit clones. Savage wanted to recruit Mandalorians.
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>>4954831
Why not both?

We are far from reaching even half the numbers the Empire can field so every little bit counts, and the plus side is, by gaining clones we take numbers away from the Empire and make defections and future diplomacy easier.
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So how many CIS personnel are on the planet now total including us? Do any of them have any decent connections still intact that can let us set up the ability to transmit messages and create front companies to move material and assets?
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>>4954903
Unknown most CIS personnel bailed once the clones invaded. Much of the rest after the shutdown of the droids.

That would require finding personnel in business. All the guys you found so far are too technical. They MIGHT know somebody and if you get really lucky they will be alive/interested in helping.
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>>4954957
Okay, we'll have to do a head count later. What about the estimates in number of active droids and clones on this planet, do we know or have an estimate?

Also can we go ahead with the Hunter Killer Army option since that is the only consensus so far?
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>The Hunter Killer Army and
>Investigate surroundings
>Modify troops
Also glad to see the videos give you some ideas QM
I personally think now that we have at least a few dozen foundries (I think) we should start putting at least a few resources into securing at least one mine to start getting some material's so we don't have to constantly scavenge to make more droids
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Rolled 24 (1d100)

>>4954475
>>4954774
>>4955000
3 hunter killer army
2 investigate surroundings
2 base construction
2 modify troops
1 personal rebooter

Apparently, anons just want to watch the world burn and you actually have the droids to do it now.

"They're cloned Mandalorians, you know," is you all needed to say. You could feel the air freeze when you did. As a sudden rage erupted from the cyborg that was so powerful you could feel it despite the dampening effects of this world.

"AAAHHHHH THEY WILL PAY FOR THIS HUMILIATION KNOCK OFF MANDALORIAN CLONES YOU FUCIKERS JUST YOU WAIT I'M COMING FOR YOU ALL!" roars the enraged cyborg who suddenly runs of smashing his way through whatever got in his way including unlucky droids and mandos sending them flying.

"...Did you REALLY have to open with that?" Asks the Mando Jedi Killer.

"Why not he was going to find out anyway," you point out shrugging. While the Mandalorian jedi killer facepalms despite the helmet.

"You have no idea what you just unleashed did you?"

"Nah it couldn't possibly be that ba-" You were stopped when alarms rang throughout the base. As a call to arms order was issued to...well everyone more or less. "Oh fuck."

"You have no idea..." grumbles the Mando Jedi Killer arming up and moving out.

Mandalorian Crusader Cyborg Commander ??????? has declared a full offensive mobilization. Granting crusader buff to all forces dispatched.

"Wait why are you dragging me along," you shriek as the Mando Jedi Killer forcefully picks up over his shoulders and jetpacks away from your now chasing followers."

"Cause your the one who started it guess who gets to bear personal witness to its end?" Retorts the clearly annoyed Jedi Killer.

"Why the fuck wouldn't Randy savage stop him anyhow," you complain...only to soon realize Randy Savage must have been the one who gave the okay. You were wondering just how badly this could go when you were brought outside...to see an endless sea of droids. Many of them with fresh new paint of the Holdout design(feel free to offer suggestions). While the rest were clearly reclaimed and repaired from the battlefields. With a minority of the admittedly elite glitchy droids among them moving erratically as they all marched forth. As continues wave of reinforcements never stopped pouring out of the base. You could even see the clone army slinking away quietly


>>4954973
Clone numbered in the millions and droid in the billions on this planet originally. Only a fraction of that remains but it's believed there are still a million+clones and a billion+ glitched droids. At least originally anyway. Attrition has been gradually grinding down both sides. It's unknown when the Empire is finally going to get around to sending down reinforcements. As it hasn't even been a year since order 66 went into effect.

>>4954865
Logistical difficulties mostly. This planet was never designed to do anything but support minimal life. Right now your kinda leaching off whatever the Mandalorians smuggle in.
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Rolled 58 (1d100)

>>4955403
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkL5qvQJSQA
Replace with PISSED Mandalorian Cyborg instead. Pretty much sums it up.

While the Mandalorians moved among the ranks of the droids or flew above on their jetpacks. Ultimately you realized that you had vastly underestimated just how MANY droids there were that were constantly being fixed or dispatched on missions away from the base. So it never fully hit you...just how many droids are available. In the distance you could distantly see even more droid armies approaching. Including a freshly repaired Randy Savage who finally got himself a Super Tactical Droid body. Who was standing with the cyborg and hologram of another unknown commander. You were dragged along by the Mando Jedi Killer to see things through. As you notice you aren't the only one trembling as you notice an unlucky rebel trembling in fear and possibly awe who is also being forced to witness it.

"It is time for the counter offensive at long last," utters the hologram.

"Indeed," agrees Randy Savage. "My forces have been greatly bolstered and the clones are incoming. We must NOT allow them to realize a fortress has awoken on the surface or realize our salvaging efforts. At a minimum not realize the area it is located in."

"Enough talking MORE FIGHTING," roars the cyborg. "I've already agreed to lead this onslaught myself and became the general in command. Allowing you worms to stay hidden in the shadows."

"Do not forget that you are 'hired' and aren't an antique." Reminds Randy.

"Yeah yeah, so what about those additional reinforcements?" Asks the Cyborg to the hologram.

"Your forces are not the only ones engaging the clones in mass. I have...reached to our mutual members who have also agreed to rally troops to the cause. In addition its time we take out their fucking air support and ships in orbit. It is time we reveal some of what we are hiding."

"The other bases are also dispatching troops, interesting," notes Savage.

"Not just the other surviving surface base but also emergency command is hidden in the depths. They were almost entirely spared the shutdown. They just pretended otherwise," finally admits the Hologram.

"How...ingenuous of them. Is that why I have been getting odd reports of tremors?" Asks Randy.

"Indeed. They never stopped building down there and preparing...new paths to the surface. As they believed all the other ones even the secret ones compromised. It took them some time to dig out some new tunnels," confirms the hologram.

"Good...very good," chuckles the cyborg. "How many of these...droids are coming from below?"

"All of them," claims the hologram with a ugly laugh. "Sadly they weren't able to reawaken the reserves and stores due to issues of suspected compromise. However their core forces will emerge and fight with us. You can see them soon approach now."

See an approaching army of droids didn't have the erratic movements of the glitchy. It was clear they were...something else with paint to match.
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Rolled 90 (1d100)

>>4955417
They...had vehicles. Walkers. Lots of flyers. You could see vulture droids screaming from above. As they were soon reinforced by others coming from different directions. Many of which had..erratic movements showing that they were in fact glitchy. At the head of their army...you could see a super tactical droid. Who soon joined the other top commanders.

"I have been sent to liaison with you generals," states the new super tactical droid as it greets in a very polite and formal gesture. "Are there any changes to be known to the plan?"

"All glitchy droids will emerge to fight including our larger brethren but they will need a recharge and tune up. Assistance is required to fully mobilize them all," gesture the hologram to the encroaching glitchy droid army who also had large droids walkers and vehicles among them.

"Excellent...I underestimated you droids," admitted the cyborg. "Hm, such an endless supply of troops. It brings a tear to my eye." Looking over you could in fact see him rubbing at his sensor as if it were leaking. "Oh, I am going to have SO much fun with this. No longer will I need to take breaks. To rest. To wait until our numbers regrow. Instead, the fighting will never be endless with an endless supply of reinforcements and proper logistics to tie it together. Absolutely wonderful. Now gentlemen...err droids," corrects the cyborg. "Let me show you the true TERROR of a crusade by the hands of the Mandalorians!"

Droid forces have emerged from hiding and engaged clone forces throughout the planet. Clone bases are under siege. Clone armies are in battle. The clone fleet is being engaged throughout the system. As a flurry of droids has emerged to engage with them. Cutting off ground forces connects the planets and stations to the greater holonet and boosted comms.

Meanwhile, a certain Hunter Killer Army that was sent to investigate found itself under attack by multiple droid armies at the same time. In addition to Mandalorian strike forces diving into their ranks and wreaking havoc before withdrawing behind the shield of droids who cover them.

The war to retake this planet from the Empire has begun. Currently, the droids have the advantage.

Meanwhile, you helped oversee base construction. Establishing more foundries and producing a shit of mines. That was distributed throughout the clone logistical routes, and suspected paths of retreat or advance. Along with a request for modified probe droids that were meant to help boost comms and keep the various droid forces in communication with each other better. While more droids and damaged droids who were retreating would grab salvage on their way back. As scouts went out desperately seeking whatever they can find that could further boost the war effort.
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Rolled 28 (1d100)

>>4955428
Sadly they did not turn up much. As it was more of the previous findings but slimmer due to already scouting all the easy to find stuff. To find the better hidden goodies would require either better upgrades to assist the search or luck. Improved scanners and the like would help immensely or specialized searching droids. They did however engage with the clone scouts and tried to chase them off. As the clones were caught off-guard by such a massive offensive and were trying to investigate their losses in the area.

You meanwhile with what time you had left spent it focused on one last batch of modded droids to put under you. At this rate, you will soon have a modded droid army and you were itching to test it out. Plus you're pretty sure the Jedi Killer is gonna drag you into the fighting regardless of setting it all into motion and frankly with the clones comms down their data is stranded. Meaning you don't have to worry about being identified. As you have the means to wipe the droid memories and can simply avoid the Mandos at worst.

As a result, you took your new forces and went to see what was going on. As you took notice of other sites of interest being openly claimed, repaired, and reactivated to supply the war effort. All over the place. Droids were running out and on the rare occasions one of the few remaining personnel. To make sure raw materials were being sent to repair, build, and supply the droid armies on the front. As the clones were swiftly being overrun and retreating to their main bases to holdout. While oddly enough you were never really given any specific orders... then again they all think you are just a tech guy. Not knowing what you can REALLY do.

What do?
>Oversee logistics yourself
>Head to the frontlines
>Teamup with new allies
>Engage clone forces by yourself
>Other?
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>>4955440
>Other?
Make/send more droids to capture more clones. If we lack the food, then....just replace some of their organs and limbs with cybernetics. We'll keep their old bits in storage for later, when we have more food.
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>>4955440
>Oversee Logistics personally

Logistics is the blood and soul of any army, it'd be best to keep our troops going, supplied, and good on supplies.
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>>4955445
+1
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>>4955440
>Oversee logistics yourself
>Other?
Review and check to see if any droids know or remember any deactivate facilities or underused CIS bases and any points of interest to the CIS and to us. We can also check reactivated droids to see if they know anything as well. Saves us time and on having to actually look when we can just do a memory check on all droids we can contact. Ask droids in other armies and bases as well.
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Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>4955445
>>4955453
>>4955462
You know you guys are killing me here. Finally, get an excuse for you guys to be active and do something fun. Instead, you keep being reasonable and making wise/intelligent decisions. I'm not sure to be impressed or sad. I mean I thought you would be more proactive with the force user half of the MC...but apparently, I forgot about the support based aspects of it.

I guess I don't have to worry about you getting the MC killed or drawing Vader or something at least.
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Seeing the sheer volume of droids moving into battle and the distinct lack of anyone to oversee the logistics side. You figure someone with your expertise is most needed. The issue you have found is a number of factors. Reinforcement flow is good as long as munitions. The problem is delays and potential shortages. As only your own base and the deep command actually took the risk to mine massively. The other bases were more secretive limiting the amount of stock they built up. Good for hiding. Bad for prolonged slugfests. As their stores are depleting too fast meaning they will soon get hit by shortages which will affect the war effort. This annoys you. The logistical delays and comm jamming aside. At least you can fix those two by patching up the roads and rails. As well as fix the comm boosting towers and the underground network connectors.

Luckily you caught the impending shortages before they had a chance to hit yet. So you belay previous orders and divert attention to rigging up as many mining bases and attaching their flow to the bases that are behind in their mining output. To keep them manufacturing. Resulting in the canceling of a logistical clusterfuck before it could happen. As you paid more attention to getting the comms and traffic flow going properly.

Some would think repairing fortifications and rebuilding the industry is more important. You though know it's pointless if there are no materials to build shit with and no way for it get to where it needs to be. Sadly the clones also took note of the changes with the droid logistics. As you more or less takeover command completely for it. Shutting up the previous engineers and scientists completely. As the Commanders and Base Leaders acquiesce to your judgment. As a result rebel clones reported that the clone command has put you up on their priority targets list. To be specific they REALLY want you dead now as they believe taking you out will fuck over Sep logistics and grant them a huge advantage. In fact, the only person they want dead more than you is the crazed Mandalorian cyborg commander who's been tearing them new assholes this entire time.
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Rolled 25 (1d100)

>>4955614
Which resulted in a lot of attempted assassinations and strike forces sent to disrupt logistics. Shame about you having the Force and a lot of modded droid bodyguards following you around everywhere. Making you very hard to hit. Sadly all good things must come to end. As the clones finally manage to grind the assault to a halt and stop losing ground. As they start trying to push back. The only difference is you have time. They don't. Constant droid flyer reinforcements while small in size of been overrunning the planet's atmosphere and expanding into the star system itself in swarms. Which means their supply shipments have been cut off. They need food and water. The vast majority of your forces don't. The droids know it. The clones know it. Everyone knows the clones will be forced to push back hard before they start running low to reopen their supply lines. The droids though they don't care and most importantly The Mando cyborg isn't following the plans. He doesn't care the best move is to wait them out. Instead, he goes against everyone's expectations to devastating effect.

He just doesn't stop attacking. The unlucky Mandos being run completely ragged as fresh droids are constantly thrown into the meatgrinder depleting the clones ever dropping munitions. Taking full advantage of an endless supply of reinforcements...the result is very simple. He just doesn't stop attacking. Ever. The Mandos simply cannot keep up and need time to recuperate. The droids...not so much. At least not when he has fresh reinforcements constantly being sent in. As a result despite having the highest losses the clones are struggling to deal with his frenzied endless assaults. They are the ones who need to attack but he just isn't letting them. the clones are forced to consider whether they should try to push out elsewhere or let the rampaging cyborg cleave ever deeper in their lines.

His seeming insanity is something to bear witness...you can't imagine how deadly it would have been if he had enough Mandos. Instead, he makes do with droids and dispatching of them in massive numbers. Losses be damned. They will be repaired or recycled. The survivors are stronger for it. His brutal methods really show how the CIS command was holding themselves back during the Clone War. Fighting dirty and with numbers is one thing. Yet they lack his insane aggressiveness and ferocity to take advantage of their strengths. You realize this for two reasons one the sith and second expenses. Its very expensive how he does but brutally effective if you keep the enemy on the defenses and simply but brutally beat them to death with your superior logistics and numbers.

The droid commanders for their part were far more reasonable. As they dug in. Preparing to exhaust the clones to death. While certain rebel clones and Savage's ever stranger army working hard to capture, harass, and infiltrate enemy lines. Taking advantage of the holes the cyborg made for them to sneak in.
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Rolled 98 (1d100)

>>4955637
As a result, their defenses and numbers swelled. As they slowly closed in on the clones and formed a deathtrap for all inside. The clones for their part weren't about to wait to die as they suddenly attack the droid lines trying to push them back. The attack results in heavy losses for the clones but they DO manage to break through. Fighting their way out and trying to restart their supply routes. While they succeed...the losses they suffered for it are not small. While the droids just keep pouring in. Still, it becomes very clear the clones still have some fights in them.

Now if only they stopped trying to kill you all the time. Luckily they haven't yet realized they need to adopt the anti Jedi approach yet but who knows if they will reconsider and get desperate to start trying to blow you up or something. Although it has given your modded droids something to do and Savage likes taking their elites would be assassins captive for his 'special treatment'. At this point you are pretty sure the clones would rather die if they knew what awaited them. Savage just loves fucking with people way too much. If you didn't know any better you would think he was sadistic but that would be illogical.

What do?
>Oversee logistics yourself
>Head to the frontlines
>Teamup with new allies
>Engage clone forces by yourself
>Improve defenses for these damned assassins
>Other?
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>>4955644
>>Improve defenses for these damned assassins
Best that they never realize that we're a force user

And yes, Randy is a sadist, I play too much of a certain colony building game to think otherwise.

Also, Jesus Christ, no wonder Robomando doesn't like waiting, he puts WWI tactics to shame.
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>>4955644
>Improve defenses for these damned assassins
>Other?
Relay orders through a specialized customized droid that looks like a tactical and a super tactical had a 4 way baby with a squad of clone troopers and general grievous. Give us a droid designation for the duration of this campaign like STG-033 or something and have the assasins go after the dummy. If or when they kill it, we plop out a replacement droid with a new Name like TD-1AC67B

>>4955648
He'll tire himself out when his power source wears out.... 10 years later.....
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>>4955661
Maybe something like "Super Logistics Droid-(designation here)" so it makes it look like someone designed a new class of supporting droid for the tactical and super tacs.
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Rolled 55 (1d100)

>>4955648
>>4955661
>>4955702
You create a new entirely customized droid based loosely on tactical, super tactical, clone trooper, and General Grievous himself. To relay orders through. Sadly with the shitty terrain and storms you can't be TOO far away to do so. You have the droids assign the droid and you a new droid designation. STG-033. You also made a backup TD-1AC67B for when it gets taken out. With that in place working on the improved defenses was important. As you realize the clones are only going to boost their attempts and start focusing on sabotage. Which would be very annoying to deal with. Delays in logistics is unacceptable. That right there is you're greatest advantage against this Empire and one you must maintain at all costs.

Robomando is what happens when you give an ancient Mandalorian their version of blueballs for thousands of years and finally give him chance to fully let loose with a literally endless supply of troops and supplies. Keep in mind he has awoken before just never had a good opportunity to fully unleash. The result as you can see is disgustingly effective and horrifying. He is far more brutal and vicious than modern Mandos but is far stronger and more experienced. He has slain at least hundreds of Jedi and Sith during his career. He is armored in heavy beskar plating with shields and a jetpack. He's pretty much an unstoppable juggernaut in battle. that. just. won't. stop. EVER. And for ONCE he is followed by troops who are the same way and endless reinforcements/supplies to keep it that way. So basically for the first time ever he is able to fully let loose and enjoy himself immensely without holding back whatsoever.

The best part is it's all act. As Mando Jedi Killer his apprentice pointed out someone that hotheaded and insane wouldn't have lived nearly as long as he has. Its all act to create false data and assumptions for the Empire to work off of in the future. Which will backfire on them. His actual specialty is evasive, spec ops, priority targeting, elitism, and aggression. Admittedly his doctrine will change due to the low numbers of Mandos and his vast amount of droids at his disposal. So far he finds himself LOVING the change.

This? This is just him having fun and not being serious at all.
Just wait until you see him get serious.
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Rolled 41 (1d100)

>>4955764
Focusing on the defenses you soon set up all kinds of security measures. You aren't about to doubt the clone's ability to whack someone considering their hunt for Jedi. As a result, you completely overhaul the defenses of not only yourself, key personages, and the logistics itself. The clones think they might be vulnerable. That is only an illusion. As traps are a lovely thing. So you arrange new defensive droids. Randomized patrols courtesy of glitchy timing and routes. Along with normal routes, predictable routes lure them into a false sense of security. Plus turrets.Lots of turrets. With advanced sensors. Throwing in some fortifications for good measures. Overall you had a blast.

That is until you received a rude awakening as the Jedi who left returned...only this time he wasn't alone and they were cloaked. Somehow he suspected you were in charge when he ran into the droid in charge of logistics. Allowed past your modded droids. Right, when you were about to inquire on who he brought with him you felt someone call out to you through the force. Your panic triggered the alarm in the droid who broadcasted an alert. Resulting in your modded droids raising their blasters...only for a single blaster bolt to pierce through after a sudden neat explosion. Perfectly timed to blow a hole through the defenses. Taking advantage of the guests and the alarmed droids. Hitting the logistic droid and sending alarms through the forward operating logistics base you are currently in. The modded droids if they had been dumber would have turned hostile against the guests. Instead, they immediately switched gears and open fire in mass where the blaster bolt had emerged.

One of the guests looks down at the fallen droid and asks, "I do hope that wasn't VIP you mentioned."

The familiar Jedi sighs and admits "Fortunately not as if he did die...that would be catastrophic for us. He's the reasonable one of the bunch."

"He's fine, located nearby due to not being able to go too far to broadcast orders to this...custom droid," says another. "So how about we try to at least make a good impression hm?" He finishes lighting up his lightsaber...that was when all hell broke loose.

The clones spotting a Jedi went utterly nuts. Their commando teams emerging and desperately trying to fight through the droids to get at them. The strike force supporting them also revealing themselves. Making you sigh as you didn't want things to turn messy so damned fast. Especially since unluckily for you happen to be right there. I mean sure your hiding in a bunker...but you can see some Mandalorians are also closing in rapidly with Jedi Killer in tow. As they divert a shuttle to provide reinforcements. Just lovely. The only good news is the jammers are already up so the clones won't be able to report back the presence of Jedi.

What do?
>Go out there yourself to slay some clones
>Unleash the modded droids
>Meet up with the Jedi
>Wait for Mando extraction
>Just hide
>Other?
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Rolled 25 (1d100)

>>4955789
Afterwards
What do?
>Oversee logistics yourself
>Head to the frontlines
>Teamup with new allies
>Engage clone forces by yourself
>Deal with these rebels
>Other?
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>>4955789
>Wait for Mando extraction

It's not like it's going to get much better.
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>>4955792
>Wait for Mando extraction
after that
>Meet up with the Jedi
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>>4955789
>>Go out there yourself to slay some clones
>Unleash the modded droids

Robomando has the right idea, we should also let off some steam

>>4955792
>Deal with these rebels
I assume you mean to deal with as in actually talk with, not "drag into an alley" deal with.
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>>4955789
>Go out there yourself to slay some clones
>Unleash the modded droids
>Wait for Mando extraction
>Other?
Unleash all our nasty traps and surprises.

We need some combat experience and what better way to get some in the comfort of our home?
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>>4955792
>Oversee logistics yourself
>Deal with these rebels
Which rebels are we talking about? The Jeedai
>Other?
Custom mod the next droid with personal shielding and a B2 wrist blaster for personal protection.

In fact, arm ourselves with a personal shield and a plasma flamethrower hiding in our sleeves.

I bet Lightsabers can't block a large gout of flaming plasma that has a larger surface area than that of their sabers!
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Rolled 50, 88 = 138 (2d100)

>>4955803
>>4955826
2 mando extraction
2 kill clones
2 modded droids unleash
3 Jedi meetup
1 oversee logistics

So kill clones with your droids until the Mandos show up to bail you out. Afterwards deal with these Jedi interlopers.

Roll some 2d100s to see how well things go.
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Rolled 41, 86 = 127 (2d100)

>>4955958
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Rolled 88, 3 = 91 (2d100)

>>4955958
Thread isn't updating for me properly.
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Rolled 42, 30 = 72 (2d100)

>>4955958
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Rolled 16, 30 = 46 (2d100)

>>4955958
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Rolled 2, 44 = 46 (2d100)

>>4955958
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>>4955958
>A question QM
Can we somehow make New Mandalorian cyborgs with the dead/ wounded of our Mando's?
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Rolled 5 (1d100)

>>4955958
The droids do their job manning the defenses. Why the clones would attack a logistical base with an endless flow of reinforcements constantly pouring through you find yourself doubting. The moment they saw that lightsaber they just went nuts. Normally their strike force would be pulling out and retreating to fight a running battle to their escape. Instead, they rushed into the droid base. The droids reacted and the fighting was intense. Too bad the clones were fighting extremely hard. Far more fierce than can be expected as they blitz deep into the base rushing towards your own and the Jedi's positions. Very annoying for you as you realize you will have to risk your modded droids.

The enraged clones were heading straight for you and the garrison droids were unable to stop their advance. So you sigh thinking about what robomando would do and realize it's been a long time since you last fought. Hell, you don't even take part in the arena fights...which is probably a good thing considering how utterly nuts they are, to begin with.

So you head out with your modded droids anticipating where the strike force will arrive and when the mando extraction should land. You quickly figure out where they are likely to hit you. As you order your modded droids into position after identifying how close they were. You yourself took cover as the droidkas popped shields around you. That was when you saw them. Commandos. Some of the very best the clone armies had to offer.

The clones slammed into your droid ranks hard and clearly expected them to fall just easily. Too bad for them these were no ordinary droids. As they quickly caught the clones off guard and easily resisted their assault. Quickly descending into a slug fest as they try to break through the modified droid ranks. While other droids slowly encircled them and cut them off from their path of retreat.

If the clones hadn't underestimated your modded droids they may have done better. Instead, they were caught off guard and their rush was put to an end as it became a grind between both sides. You yourself taking pot shots with eery accuracy as the force guides you. Sniping the clones one by one with the e5 blaster you grabbed from a droid. You really should consider a better blaster if this keeps on happening.

That was when the Jedi appeared.

>>4956479
You can. They won't be nearly as good as the Crusader era variants due to lost technology. Basically imagine General Grevious rip offs. For whatever reason, the Mandalorian cyborgs fell out of practice long ago. As a CIS holdout though you know how to make high quality cyborgs. It just wasn't common practice due to the droid army preference. So there was never a need to make many of them. However the logistical connection between cybernetics and droid parts is no mere coincidence. You will need the medical facilities though to keep them alive before and during the conversion.
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Rolled 4 (1d100)

>>4956684
Causing the clones to make a fatal mistake. One that would their undoing as they focused all they had on the Jedi instead of the droids surrounding them. Especially the modded droids who took the chance to charge in and overrun the clones. While the Jedi danced and the other droids offered cover fire. If the clones hadn't been so enraged at the sight of the Jedi this fight would have been far more prolonged. Instead they fell for the trap.

Just as the Mandalorian shuttle arrives and the Mandos jump off with their jetpacks and land among the clones with the jedi. WIth the modded droids marching in along with Jedi and Mandos within their own ranks. The clones despite being the best of the best. Were completely crushed by the droids as stun mode was switched to finish off the survivors for questioning. It wasn't often Randy got so many high quality clone captives to play around with.

You meanwhile got grabbed and taken into the shuttle to fly off to somewhere far more secure to deal with these Jedis and their unique concept of timing. Which you already find yourself not a fan of. Everything was going just find until they showed up. You soon find yourself cleaning up and heading to a meeting room. Whose security was apparently massively upgraded. To await the Jedi to show up. Whom did eventually show up. Of course you took great care to keep your own mental defenses primed and alert.

"Well well well here I thought you got yourself killed Knight," you state to the one Jedi you recognize. "Looks like you are no longer alone either. So tell me what business does the Jeedai have with myself and company?"

"We are no longer enemies," speaks a Jedi pulling down their hood. "We merely wish to ascertain your goals in such trying times like these." The rest also pull down their hoods. A small group of survivors...but powerful. One of them knows the way of stealth. If it weren't for your force senses getting constantly abused you would have missed him entirely.

"Funny I would have thought you would either be busy running away or fighting in some last stand. Neither of which would neatly explain why you are here." You point out.

"You...are no diplomat are you," sighs the Jedi whose talking.

"Nope. I'm an engineer. I solve problems. Fix things. Not mince words like a corrupt senator. These here are institution for warfare and logistics to support it. You won't find any politics here so don't bother feeding me your bullshit or trying any force tricks. You should know how much this world hates that."

"Unreasonable aren't you. We merely wish to talk."

"Than talk already. Jeedi. I don't have the time to waste unlike you."

"Hate to break it to you Meetra but he clearly isn't your type," snickers another Jedi who steps up. "Look we both share a common enemy. We wish to survive until the prophecy can be fulfilled and keep hope alive in the galaxy. Right now there is too much turmoil for proper time to allow a good resistance yet."
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Rolled 1 (1d100)

>>4956705
"The resistance needs time and space to arise to face this Empire. The time that only the Separatist holdouts can provide."

"So you want us as a distraction?"

"It will work out that way either way now won't it."

"Touche," you admit. "That won't require you showing up here now though. So that can't be the only reason."

"We seek an alliance," concedes Meetra. Whom you are pretty sure is supposed to be the spokesman for this Jedi group.

"An...alliance? With the Jedi...who want to bring back the Republic yes? There is not a chance in hell we are gonna agree to that." You point out. Knowing damn well none of the droid commanders will concede on that. "What we fight for is the right to independence in this galaxy. Empire. Republic. It doesn't matter. So long as the people and worlds wish to be free. We shall fight whoever dares oppose us Jeedai."

"We also wish for a free galaxy and republ-"

"Don't feed me that wishy washy bullshit Jeedi. If that were even remotely true you would have allowed the Separatists to leave the Republic in peace. They merely sought their own independence and freedom. Yet you aimed to take that away and now the galaxy is owned by the Empire thanks to your direct efforts."

"It would not have come to that if you hadn't harbored the Sith in your ranks and their plans..."

"Right which Sith took over the galaxy again? Oh right through the Republic. Count Dooku wasn't able to control every separatist world you know. Otherwise, why would this Empire be so concerned over them still? Ultimately Jeedai this Empire was born from you and your hubris. Do you wish to ally with the very people you screwed over? Who wishes to be free from you entirely? You may have claimed to be for a free galaxy Jedai but you have never proven it. The Republic was corrupt and overbearing from the very beginning. Some people merely wish to be free of it entirely. It is for these people that we fight for. Not the galaxy. Not the republic. Not even for CIS. Only for the freedom and independence of those who care for it."

"...It seems we might have underestimate you," admits Meetra.

"No Jeedi. You merely overlook the obvious due to your unwillingness to accept that which is human for fear of the dark side consuming you through it. You deny your own humanity. That blinds you. Your dogma and hubris not withstanding. So Jedi you want us to join your alliance to restore the republic? To be a rebel? That won't happen. We are Seperatists. Maybe if you wait for the Empire to beat them down into submission they will concede but that will give you nothing worth having."

What do?
>Try to sell joining the rebel alliance for the republic to the others
>Inquire on a trading relationship
>Seek a military pact
>Ask about Jedi plans
>Other?
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>>4956721
>Inquire on a trading relationship
>Seek a military pact
An unoficial partnership.
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>>4956684
Won't that upset the Mandies?

>>4956721
>Inquire on a trading relationship
>Seek a military pact
>Ask about Jedi plans
>Other?
Ask them about the force and how they could tell the droid wasn't the one they were looking for.

Also they don't know we are a force user yet right? Hopefully the planet makes such readings hard for them.
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Is it wrong that I want to tell the jedi delegates to buzz off just to see their butthurt expression?
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>>4956721
>Inquire on a trading relationship
>Seek a military pact
Republic bullshit aside we do share a common enemy and if they're willing to meet us halfway we should be too
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>>4957430
Yes it would, personal amusement comes secondary to practical longterm survival
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Rolled 43 (1d100)

>>4956865
>>4956901
>>4957474
"Just because we refuse to team up with you...rebels doesn't mean we cannot help each other," you concede. "I'm sure we could both appreciate some trade and military assistance."

"That would be...acceptable," admits the Jedi. Though you can tell they aren't happy about it. Fucking smug bastards.

"Good. In terms of trade, we can offer any kind of war material you need. For other stuff, though we will need the plans for it and time to recalibrate our foundries. In exchange, we need food, water, and some other goods."

"Are you trying to offer us droids," asks a previously nontalking Jedi.

"As if you lot would have the balls," you snort in derision. "As for military operational support. You will need to write up your military plans and offer them to our supreme command. Which will take time as you will get stuck going back and forth. It's not my field of expertise I'm afraid."

"...How long?"

"Depends on how fast you at convincing a bunch of super tactical droids."

"Fuck..." admits aloud. You would have to agree. THAT is going to take some time and you don't envy whichever poor soul has to try and argue with tactical droids when it comes to military strategy.

As the meeting winds down you ask a Jedi Knight you are at least somewhat familiar with a side question. "So how did you know the droid wasn't the one they were looking for?"

"Droid has no force. THey know the thing they seek has the force like any living thing. Therefore they knew it wasn't it," calmly explains the Jedi Knight.

...force bulllshit. Should have figured as much but the magical aspects of the force drives you nuts as an engineer. Before you could inquire further and overseeing the droid holograms to make sure the Jedi don't break them out of frustration. You thankfully note that Robomando wasn't invited.

>>4956901
Mandos currently follow whatever Robomando says because they are all scared shitless of him and know they cannot beat him. Robomando only cares about one thing. War. He's an extreme warmonger that would make Palpy and modern Mandos blush in shame.

Which as Savage notes make it very easy to control him so long as you can fulfill his lust for battle. As for the mandos hidden opinions, many of them don't like Jedi but many of them also saw Mandos team up with Jedi, but in truth, they fought on both sides of this war. The current detachment of Mando owed Jedi Killer a favor and they were of the more...brutal variety of Mandos...at least they thought they were brutal and hardcore until meeting Robomando. Suddenly they realized they were in fact a bunch of pussies. So they are not fans of Jedi at all similar to deathwatch in that regard but more bloodthirsty and greedy. Think what the True Mandalorians were against but didn't bother joining Deathwatch as they were seen as barbaric.

They do not know you are a force user. Unlike you who has spent time meditating and trying to understand this world. They are fresh off the boat.
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Rolled 24 (1d100)

>>4957613
Overseeing this work is driving you nuts with boredom. Logistics you can handle. Trade deals and diplomacy...well they are not your strong suit. Luckily there were some business types on a few other bases who provided you with precious relief. As you are now stuck trying to keep the droids and Jedi from killing each other as they try to hash out the details for the military pact. Honestly, you are impressed that the droids could even get a rise out of the Jedi like that.

The only source of entertainment you had was watching droid memories and watching the battles while you were bored during negotiations. That and fixing the hologram projectors and connections whenever they 'accidentally' break. You know enough about force tampering to know that isn't the case. Too bad their tricks are useless against you. Just imaging the frustrated looks on their faces when they realize the force tricks they used on the tech to hamper it for some reason never function.

The battles for their part...well it's as if both sides decided to be slap each other uselessly. Both clone and droid operations fail to an incredible degree. As both sides have dug in enough that trying to break through quickly is a nightmare. Which is very bad for clones. As you droids have plenty of time-

WARNING
WARNING
IMPERIAL REINFORCEMENTS HAVE ARRIVED
WARNING
WARNING

ALERT
A massive storm swept over the ENTIRE planet
ALERT

The Imperial reinforcements have such terrible timing but so long as you were willing to throw enough droid starfighters and bombers you should be able to delay them despite the lack of larger ship classes yourself. Buy enough time for the ground forces to finish mopping up. Yet with a storm brewing...shit there is no way you can even send reinforcements and without a steady stream of them, they won't be able to delay the reinforcements for long. The droids aren't dumb enough to waste what little air support they got. So they will probably flee into the asteroid belt. The good news is they cannot reinforce ground forces until the storm clears up. Which is the only good news sadly.

The bad news is the ongoing fights on those mining stations are fucked. Which is a costly loss if the storm lasts for too long..and this storm is larger than you have ever seen. At least the clones are also hampered by this storm...but the droids are even worst off. They need the comms to work together properly as a single unit unlike the clones. This loss will cripple their effectiveness. Just great. The perfect storm for the clones to strikeback and the Imperial reinforcements have time to fortify their position in the star system.

What a fucking disaster.
>Personal project(make or customize what)
>Meditate on the storm
>Modify troops
>Continue bases construction
>Repair bases
>Socialize
>Take a fucking break
>Other?
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Rolled 40 (1d100)

>>4957475
This is true. Sadly the players have played the MC too smartly for such things to occur. This is admittedly necessary because surviving until Luke arrives will be very painful. You will only get to catch a break very early on and when the Alliance forms to diver their attention.
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>>4957475
I don't mean never work with them, but more liek troll them and play hard to get.
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>>4957613
I was referring to the idea that their corpses should be turned into robomando afterwards. I doubt they would be okay with that or seeing that being done to their comrades, unless we ask and they give permission of course.
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>>4957655
It fell out of favor. Originally it was done to give crippled and aging Mandalorians another lease on life. The fact that included their most veteran and elite Mandalorians is why they were so feared. The issue is they were EXTREMELY expensive to make due to just how much beskar iron they used. This is why it fell out of favor as Beskar became increasingly scarce. The scattered Mandalorian clans simply couldn't afford to do so anymore. As they struggled to even armor their foundlings. Much less have enough spare to make a proper robomandos.

As for their opinions. Robomando would grant permission is only concern being the shortage of Beskar to make them 'properly'. As he doesn't like how fragile modern cybernetics are. Robomandos are supposed to be extremely tough so as to draw attention away from their more fleshy counterparts who are squishy on the inside unlike them. The other Mandos under Robomando's influence are increasingly for it because they find it extremely humiliating they cannot keep up or prove worthy in eyes of such an ancient and esteemed warrior. The issue yet again is ultimately a matter of cost. Other Mandos may not be so interested as they like the idea of dying glorious death in battle. Being brought back will rub most the wrong way. Unlike those who are crippled or just too damned old which is when it was seen to be okay.

The MC actually knows enough Sith Alchemy and force technology to properly construct the brain housing and life sustaining device that allows them to last so long as well as improve the connection to the machinery. He just doesn't have the lost technology or beskar alloys to do so properly that would compare with Robomando himself. They will however be more effective than other cyborgs are currently available. As a result cyborgs made by the MC are actually far superior than those that are not.
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>>4957622
>Meditate on the storm
Dunno what this does, but I figure its important.

>Repair bases
>Socialize

>Other?
Make secure comms and relay stations so troops can communicate in codded language, even if its only imited to certain regions near the battlefield it will help the armies stay together and suffer less loses when storms roll in.

They found our dummy droid because they were probably listening in our comms or tried to triangulate our position.
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>>4957670
Will we get to name the other super tacs ? Plenty more Rimworld storytellers to use.
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>>4957678
Only if we find them like we found Randy.

I bet everyone including the B1 droids call him Randy.
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>>4957622
>Meditate on the storm
>Personal project (lets see if we can find a way to communicate through a storm)
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>>4957622
>Meditate on the storm
>Modify troops (make them better at fighting independantly).
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>>4957622
>Meditate on the storm
>Other?
Ensure droid production is at maximum capacity, then leave the logistics to randy and
>Take a fucking break
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>>4957678
I bet Robomando's name is Igor
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>>4957841
support
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Names of Important Persons
Dr. Rict Chief Scientist on staff
Dr. Roz Chief Engineer on staff
Dr. Matri Sub Chief Scientist on staff
Dr. Mors Sub Chief Scientist on staff

General Reaper Glitched droid commander of the Depths.
Supreme Commander Terror Chief Commander of the Depths.
Dr. Regis Highest ranking surviving scientist in this world. Controls the largest hidden research base still active.
Dr. Smith highest ranking surviving engineer in this world. Controls an experimental hidden manufacturing facility still active.
Mr. Mak Greedy businessman turned underworld entrepreneur after realizing his previous cooperation is being looted by the Empire. Managed to take leadership over the businessmen who had the brains and encourage them to stay. Controls a hidden 'resort' base.

>>4957694
Pretty much.

>>4958036
It's actually Ragos. His true name is A'den Akaan. He was such an angry motherfucker that his name was Rage and his surname was War. Otherwise known as The Raging War thousands of years ago. Nowadays he just goes by Ragos Kyrs after the extinction of his people, family, and clan as well as personal failures involved forcing him to forsake his original name leaving it to ancient history where it belonged. This means Mando Jedi Killer's last name is also Kyrs as he got rescued and adopted by Ragos. It's why Mando Jedi Killer is also so hardcore and strong compared to modern mandos. Being trained and raised by ancient living relic will do that to you. The MC also knows this first hand given his master is a Force Ghost.
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>>4958119
*Dr. Mors Sub Chief Engineer on staff
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>>4958119
shit man I was just making a reference to a videogame
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Can we control the storm with enough meditation?
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Rolled 75 (1d100)

>>4957673
>>4957698
>>4957814
>>4957841
>>4958038
5 meditate on the storm
1 repair bases
1 socialize
2 secure comms
1 modify troops
2 Enhance logistics
2 take a fucking break

>>4958159
Actually anons asked earlier for names of important characters. Took me some time to come up with ideas.

>>4958528
If you become capable of destroying a world with the force alone then yes. Guiding/manipulating it is possible though.
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>>4958537
Shit forgot I need some 1d100s rolled by anons.
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Rolled 7 (1d100)

>>4958538
here
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Rolled 76 (1d100)

>>4958538
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>>4958537
Beat ya by 1!
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Rolled 64 (1d100)

>>4958537
k
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Rolled 53 (1d100)

>>4958538
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Rolled 31 (1d100)

>>4958538
Rollin
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Rolled 84 (1d100)

>>4958537
>>4958584
Considering your gains on meditating on the first large storm that came through. You were unable to resist the temptation of meditating on one so strong it blanketed the entire planet in the storm. So you isolate yourself and take the busted experimental logistics/dummy droid with you as cover. Make people think you are tinkering with it. While your modded droids stand guard and prevent any interruptions.

You then settle yourself down and meditate. This time though...the storm was far stronger than you could have imagined. It reminds you of your master's stories on the strongest Darths and Jedi masters to have ever lived. You only heard the stories, but for the very first time. You could appreciate just how incredibly powerful they must have been if their power could compare to a storm like this...it was inconceivable how powerful they must have been. You struggled within that storm. Felt it tear at your very mind and soul. Despite being hidden safely from its more physical prowess. Even so, you felt yourself being dragged along. Tearing apart at the seams. As you struggled to find that peace. That inner eye of calm of the storm. You...you couldn't find it. So you did something very stupid. You couldn't as you are right now...because you weren't TRULY in the storm. You were not the storm.

So you left the base and meditated directly in it. Communicating it in the most direct and arguably suicidal way possible. That very real threat of death. Feeling its physical might battering at your very body. It suddenly clicked. You BARELY were able to find its core. Suddenly your mind, body, and soul were at peace. Despite the insane power raging around you. To think you were so full of yourself that you convinced yourself that you were powerful in the force...oh how wrong you are.

In this eye...of the very world itself. You could feel its power. Its rage. Its peace. Its turmoil. It's calm. The force itself differentiated here in this world for some reason. Now you could catch a glimpse into why. Into how. The storm. The world. The force. All are one. This planet...isn't dead as it would appear. It IS alive. The entire world itself. Is alive with the force. This is why no other life can exist here. It cannot withstand the calm and rage of the world in its active states. Suddenly you realize what it resembles. Those 'shards'...except as a superorganism perhaps. Here it slumbers and drifts. Between calm and rage. Between light and dark. In a cycle. Dancing to its own tune as the Force flows around it. This world you realize cares not for light and dark. For action and inaction. Its passions and inner peace. It merely exists. Cycles and changes in different forms as needed. It is the storm. It is the sand. It is the air. It is the calm in the eye. The storm rages around it and yet at its center it's perfectly tranquil no matter how extreme the storm is on the outside.

You realize you weren't the only one to see through this.
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Rolled 43 (1d100)

>>4959519
This shroud covers the world. These storms randomly appear and rage across its service. The lack of other life yet is still 'alive'. Would have driven the Jedi nuts as it spits in the face of their dogma by merely resisting. While for the dark side the idea of that despite the raging storm of passion. For there to be such an inner center of tranquil peace at the eye of it...would have enraged them. Both groups had very good reason to hide their existence. While these storms aren't entirely natural either or the shroud for that matter. You could feel...something many somethings were left within. Hiding within the planet that was of the force but didn't belong to the planet itself. Things that reacted with it. Encouraging storms and silencing the world itself. Covering up its existence from the outside and attempting to shield/sever it from the rest of the force. The age. The design. You could feel the core of the world. The storm flows around you yet before you could get to the heart of it you suddenly find yourself pulled out by by force.

"YOU FOOLISH APPRENTICE," screamed your master at you. "Have you realized what you had done?"

"I did noth-wait where the fuck am I?" You begin looking around and realizing. This was not the place you meditated at in the storm or inside space of your own master's making.

"You should have known better. You let the storm drag you out and lure you away. You followed the beacon to somewhere you should not have followed. Now you were nearly lost once and for all."

"What...happened? What do you mean?"

"Look around. Notice anything? This world is alive, yes but with life, there must also come death. You sensed the living force so strongly in this world but did it ever occur to what feeds it?" Points out your master. Looking around...you realize the problem. You were in the middle of a gigantic graveyard. Alien skeletons surrounded you. some Jedi. Some Sith. Some you don't know what. Their lightsabers rusted and falling apart along with their clothes. "Ever wonder how this world became so alive my apprentice? It ate all other life and whatever life foolish enough to come to it after it finished devouring everything else." Hissed your master.

"I...I didn't feel the dark side of the Force though," you ask aloud.

"All 'other' life my foolish apprentice. The things here...are not of what we would consider 'alive' as we understand it. This life...frightens even the Jedi despite their fondness for all 'life' the hypocrites. The shroud wasn't entirely natural and neither are the storms. The surface...meant to chase away anyone foolish enough to arrive. The droids survive because they carry not the spark of life that interest's this planet's inhabitants. The storm was a warning and the shroud was to hide it. For those who dig. For those who stay. They will find out the nightmarish truth of this place. You walked right into it."

"...Anyway I can get out?"
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Rolled 96 (1d100)

>>4959546
"Depends on the will of the locals. You weren't supposed to wake up like the rest of these fools," hisses your master as he looks around after taking a deep breath. "AHH not everyday I can feel such strong force that enables me to materialize properly."

"Wait you are ACTUALLY here?" You gasp in shock jumping away from him as he grabs you...and you can feel it before pulling you away. From what was once a skeleton suddenly rose up slashed at you before crumbling to dust.

"Don't move so quickly or jump around," he mutters as he looks around. "The locals here are...different. Having such an overpowering will show such blatant favoritism has done them no favors."

"I thought the dead were supposed to stay dead," you curse taking a closer look at the skeletons around you.

"Old Sith trick," answers your Master shrugging. "You should see this one world that infects lifeforms and hijacks them. Nasty business that. If you took a closer look those skeletons are not entirely dead and are fossilized. Soon we shall see the real deal."

You didn't like the sound of that. Sure enough the cavern your in turned gigantic graveyard trembles and groans. As something very large crashes through a passage and emerges. It...looked like a moving hill of stone and crystal. You could feel the force radiating from it.

"Fuck me," you curse seeing just how big it is and how it seems to swim through the earth.

"Hm...guess we can't all get lucky like with those Shards," sighs your master. "That is a big one."

"INTRUDERS! INVADERS! JAILORS!" Screams the crystalline stone giant as it charges forth only to halt upon noticing your master's presence. "GHOST? GHOST! PHANTOM?" It questions as its attention diverts back to you. "INVADER? INTRUDER? JAILOR?"

"Yes, he's with me," somehow agrees your master. As a result, you could swear the crystalline giant started to seem to scratch its head in confusion. As it stood there frozen instead. Eventually, it seemed to have given up on thinking about it before shuffling away. Muttering something about annoying ghosts through the Force.

"You know I thought you were fucking with me about those Shards...I had no idea they could grow so big." You breathe out glad to get have gotten out of the jam.

"Oh, you have no idea what this galaxy and beyond contains my apprentice," sighs your master. "The things here...are ancient. they do not age like the rest of us so they grow very wise and powerful. I know they dealt with my kind before. They don't much like the rest of our kind but apparently being dead has its perks after all."

"Wait there are other ghosts here?"

"Don't know if they still are. I also know we aren't the only ones to stumble upon this place's secrets. If you have something you want to hide or keep safe. Very few places can compare with this world, the flow of the force does take some getting used to. Even I kept getting lost."

"So...you don't know the way out."
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>>4959574
"I had to rush to save you so no I do not remember the way. You were not supposed to be here. This place was meant to be forgotten. Instead, you followed the eye and went straight to the planet's core. The Force here is overpowering and blinding. Hence why I can manifest physically here."

"So why do they hate my guts?"

"Simple. They got trapped here because of our ancient predecessors. They found something not to their liking yet they couldn't kill it. Instead, they sealed it away to be forgotten and trying to starve its death. It doesn't really starve though. It can easily survive off the ambient amounts of Force flowing through the galaxy and stars. Same with its kind that you just saw. All those minerals and gases are just a byproduct of them. Well, at least most of it anyway. This planet grows you know."

"...It grows?"

"Why yes," nods the master pointing at the crystalline veins that thrum with the Force. "Those earthquakes. Are growth spurts from the plates moving and expanding. The storms can be seen as its breathing. The vents its pores. People arrived here to...intervene. That naturally pissed it off and its inhabitants. The other life was scoured here long ago but it wasn't about to turn down a free meal. In their foolishness, they tried to take advantage and seal it. Would have been better off to never come to begin with. Alas, its riches, knowledge, power, and secrecy are all just too tempting yes?" Chuckles the old ghost.

"A living planet and rocks. Just great," you mutter. "Especially one that is angry at us."

"Not angry per a say...more annoyed. It was minding its own business when a bunch of outsiders came and fucked things up. Only to blame it on the host. Naturally, it wasn't happy with its 'guests'. Now attempting to drive them away or draw them in to their own doom. Too bad droids don't care about that and its byproducts are seen as valuable. Unsurprisingly not fond of visitors. Pretty sure our ghosts only get a pass because we are already dead anyway so it stopped caring. Count yourself lucky for dabbling so heavily in droids. Not sure what to make of them or you."

"But it knows of you?"

"Indeed. Lovely chats," he agreed. "Something so...ancient. So powerful. Full of knowledge. Whose very presence warps how the force flows itself. Is worthy of appreciation no? Surprisingly benign though. It doesn't think the same way we do or perceive time or the world for that matter. To it, we are simply too fleeting and are annoying alien bugs. Only us ghosts are different."

"So how do you keep getting lost?"

"Its directions are TERRIBLE," mutters the master. "Any idea how hard it is to understand directions from a crystal organism? Its fucking hopeless I tell you."

"So how we leave then?"

"Same way you came in. You followed the storm and it guided you. The storm is still out there. So tell me what you will focus on."

"A lesson even now? Fucking really?"

"No better time. Well not unless you wanna die anyway."
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>>4959588
Meditate on what?
>The force present in all things
>Communicate with the world itself
>Seek understanding of death
>The wonders of life itself
>Other
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>>4959588
>The force present in all things
>Communicate with the world itself
>Seek understanding of death
>The wonders of life itself
>Other
When mediating on the storm, seek to flow with it and along its natural paths or in its wake, don't get lost or get blended in it, but rather be a accompanying it, a companion and yet a acclimated part of it that comes and goes from time to time. Like a storm in some sense.
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>>4959613
All of them? Really anon?
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So I love all CIS quests, but what do yall think happened to the QM that ran Battle Droid Quest? I had thought it'd be a monthly thing, seeing as each quest ran Feb then March then April... I hope he's okay...
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>>4959634
I doubt we are going to be visit this place with any regularity or ever again so I figure we'd get a little bit started each "Branch" so we have a basis we can build on for future meditation.

Makes sense for gameplay, sucks for you to write it all out? Maybe just shorten them to a summary? We are in the grind phase after all.
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>>4959709
Its gone, we explained why.
Pedoposting
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>>4959709
Artfaggotry takes a lot more time to work up. Plus /qst/ is a slow board. Not to mention all the pedo cunny posters. At least in the old days they wouldn't try to destroy OC with their bullshit. Plus they could actually be funny. Nowadays there is a reason QMs avoid including children in their stories. Nobody wants to have to deal with it.
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>>4959634
Okay well would it help if I just strip it down to these 3 for now? Last one is sort of general add on to any of the mediating options.

>The force present in all things
>Seek understanding of death
>Other
When mediating on the storm, seek to flow with it and along its natural paths or in its wake, don't get lost or get blended in it, but rather be a accompanying it, a companion and yet a acclimated part of it that comes and goes from time to time. Like a storm in some sense.
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>>4959738
I mostly meant it's excessive to think the MC is an OP force user who can pull off a ton of bullshit in a limited amount of time. You could have done more if the MC was a pure force user option. You didn't instead. you got the additional alchemy and force tech bonus by mixing with engineer.

Basically the MC doesn't the raw power, talent, and skill. Instead making up for when knowledge and unusual force specialties. Alchemy and force tech is obscure as hell in the current Star Wars era. So trying to brute force a lot of force stuff isn't going to work out well for the MC and he has to work further splitting his focus.

This normally isn't a big problem when he can delegate and so forth. It's a big problem when it's only something the MC can accomplish. Trying to brute force a lot of stuff at the same time isn't a good idea and the MC is smart enough to know that. Think technomage or alchemist instead of typical space wizard.
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>>4959888
I think I missed the early character gen, and I figure we'd go through them one by one, while either taking breaks or doing it in between projects.

If you want me to just pick one then I'll pick
>Seek understanding of death
Since we are in like a graveyard or something.
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>>4959589
>Seek understanding of death
If concentrating on life guided us here, then death should guide us back...or kill us, one of the two.
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>>4959613
>The force present in all things
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>>4959753
>>4959768
Is that seriously the only fucking reason? Why not just ignore them? Or, I dunno, give them headpats and nothing else? Sure there were a vocal few, but that just means more bumps if you play your cards right... I miss studbucket man...
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>>4960049
>I miss studbucket man
This so much this
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>>4960049
Seriously listen to the QM >>4959768, you might have found that shit fun but the people trying to cater to the players might not have and ben disgusted. He tried to discourage and humor them without ruined the quest, but in the end it was easier to just ghost,
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>>4960401
Seriously listen to the QM >>4959768, you might have found that shit fun, but having to deal with or cater to players like that probably wasn't fun a bit disgusting. He tried to discourage and humor them without alienating everyone or ruining the quest, but in the end it was easier to just ghost the quest that deal with that shit.
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>>4960410
>>4960049
Derp.
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>>4960049
Did you ever notice how once pedo cunny shiposting became a thing QMs suddenly stopped including kids? It's the only way to avoid them. As nobody wants to deal with them and their votes because it would make it seem the QMs are biased hardasses/no fun allowed in terms of alienating voters which is a huge no no. Not to mention a lot more disgusting and creepy than the old sex/flirt with everything. It's easier to just exclude children and avoid the problem entirely. Turns out no one wants to deal with that shit if they don't have to. Leaves a bad taste in the QM's mouth trying to figure out how to avoid it and not ruin the quest's fun. Easier to just call it quits or exclude children entirely.

Most QMs don't like to be hardasses or risk alienating voters. So they just try to avoid the problem entirely by not giving a reason for them to take part in their quests. Same reason why protags and other characters are older now. Dealing with pedo shitposting cunny is no fun. So why bother?
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>crystal organism
Can we chip a piece off and see if it will grow into another tree- err or a whole nother crystal being?
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>>4960049
Dunno where they got their information from, but from what I know he started running a different quest for a while and was planning to come back to studbucket later. Just search his trip for posts on an archive.
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>Seek understanding of death
>The wonders of life itself
I say we try to get an understanding of both because I see if we focused on one over the other it could very quickly limit our growth as a force user and from what I can gather from our master they are trying to get use to understand both sides of the force
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>>4961626
+1
>>4959966
Change my vote from this
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Not dead accidentally cut my fingers so I cannot type for shit atm.

>>4960622
You have no idea.
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>>4962352
....... Are you a Crystal??
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>>4959589
>Communicate with the world itself
If I'm understanding the situation correctly we are in deep trouble since the empire can drown us with their infinite resources and they will once they get confirmation of a restarted and snowballing CIS planet.
So perhaps ask our master how the planet creature was imprisoned and if it would be possible to negotiate with it?
We use our droid armies to remove whatever is imprisoning it and in exchange it alters the storms to hobble the empire while ignoring the CIS to give us a better chance?
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>>4963619
Suppoering, but also try to be cautios while doing so
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>>4962352
Hope you get better OP.
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ded quest
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Hope you return QM
Take your time no need to stress yourself out with this
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