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Lifestyles and Lairs: Shade Regime

Last time we visited with the Shade Regime, it was to report the takeover of the Prudii Stronghold. Today, we were invited to tour the facilities of the Shade Regime on Tattooine (LME) and decided to take them up on the offer, having an exclusive inside look at what is reported to previously have been the palace of the great Jabba the Hutt. Upon arrival in a shuttle that was sent to fetch us, we were greeted outside by the Supreme Leader of the Shade Regime, Darth Toruk. When asked what made our visit newsworthy, he had the following to say: “To begin, this was once the palace of the great Jabba the Hutt” … “We’ve expanded and provided a powerful weapon to the tower. But, (it) also holds many records Jabba once had and artifacts”.


We were watched by many guards throughout the visit who seemed to be providing security and assistance where needed, such as in the cargo area. Overall the palace was a large interior of halls, twists, and turns with several notable locations including healing chambers featuring bacta tanks and medical supplies, a saber workshop where apprentices and Regime members can fashion their blades, multiple cargo storage areas to hold drugs and valued goods, a meditation area featuring a large holocron within the center, prisoner cells, and the ‘Room of Pain’. The Eternal Court was a large area where business and affairs could be conducted, and featured a trap door to the Rancor pit “for any traitors and people who try to con us…” said Toruk. He indicated that the beast has been given poisonous augments and regenerative tissue. Nearby, along the walls, were three prisoners encased in carbonite. One resting in the center was said to be an old threat of Jabba the Hutt, and the other two were prisoners of the Shade Regime, a female Jedi and a Rebel Officer.


Atop the large tower of this building there has been a large weapon installed. When asked if he could tell us more, Darth Toruk didn’t disappoint. “The tower’s cannon is powered by a bled Sith alchemy tuned Khyber crystal” he smirked, “Even a light sider going close to the giant shard would have their mind tell them dark.. dark things” he laughed, “This crystal I’ve had for about 8 years … It now powers this palace and it’s weapon”, said he. Darth Toruk also indicated that he had acquired this palace one to two years ago, but just started fully building things, and prepping has come to a close with the aid of Slurm the Hutt, his business partner and friend, as of last month. The two partners indicated that they were to begin hosting events on Sundays or Mondays beginning in a few weeks. Events such as Hutt Nights and other gatherings where business and entertainment could be enjoyed. The Shade Regime is known to be drug traders who expanded to include slaves, and soon to be dealing in weapons as well according to Toruk.


For those that do not know the OOC back story of the planet Odessen, Odessen is a Star Wars planet that is located the Unknown Regions of the Star Wars galaxy. It is connected to the Force meaning that it is prime real estate for the Jedi and other Force-Sensitives. A world with significant oceans and mountainous continents, Odessen had a mild climate and a variety of native wildlife among its forested terrain. In 3632 BBY, The Outlander, aided by Lana Beniko, used Odessen as the base of operations for The Alliance, the resistance movement against the Eternal Empire and their occupation of both the Sith Empire and Galactic Republic.

Alex Anders, the current owner of the planet Odessen sim, is plausibly creating a new storyline of RP by inviting Sith Empire characters to ICly mine the crystal mines on the sim.

IC, things are still being negotiated between he and the Empire, who are promising to bring “peace” to the planet by segregating there operations from the rest of the planet and its inhabitants.

Alex Anders lover, bodyguard, and female Devaronian, Vuvuk’sai’N’Vihk, has concerns about the purported arrival of Sith loyalist to the planet surface. Her concerns are legitimate given the past treachery and betrayal of the Sith Empire, but Alex Anders ensures her that her that the planet is safe with hidden security features that will come in handy should the Sith get out of pocket.

OOC and IC, none of the inhabitants of the sim are arrives, to my knowledge, of the whereabouts of the Sith and the negotiations that are occurring at this moment; however, whatever may come, I am hoping for RP opportunities like this and others spring forth across all SWRP sims. I feel a season RP on the horizon with the imminent change of seasons forcing individuals to spend more time at home and in front of their computer screens.

I hope to see something transpire soon with the brewing Odessen and Sith storyline.

Until then, stop by Odessen and create your own storyline and/or rent a beach front property, office, or hotel room. There is also a casino in the Undertown to enjoy.

Until next time, the Sojouring Mirialan is signing out.

May the Force be your guide!

The Chairman nearly taken hostage

GNW recently learned that the Chairman of the Galactic Federation of Free Republics, and Queen of New Alderaan, Her Royal Highness Rebellia was nearly taken hostage by a member of the Shadow Sith Clan.  Federation Security and other Federation Members identified the Sith attacker as Lord Arlen who is a prominent member of the Shadow Sith Clan.  This attack comes on the back of the recent battle fought between the Shadow Sith Clan and New Alderaan Security right on the Palace rooftop.

The attacker was beaten back ironically not by Federation or New Alderaan forces but by suspected Sith group who was earlier involved in a confrontation with a New Alderaaan Security Trooper.

The motivation for one Sith group to attack another is not clear at this point however experts on the Sith state this is not unusual and is known to happen from time to time.

Queen Rebellia grabbed by Lord Arlen of the Shadow Sith Clan, photograph courtesy security Droids



GNW Reporter targeted!

GNW’s own Tiona Twine relates her encounter with the Sith and a team of Bounty Hunters on Nal Hutta:

“Not long ago, I, Tiona Twine, discovered the hard way that I’d upset a sith woman whose name I do not know, but she dresses in black and often flies a ship that I named the Fishy Wasp.  I first encountered this sith woman on New Alderaan.  She was apparently trying to do something and my presence and the presence of a Jedi from the GJO interfered with her activities.  It seems she did not take kindly to our interference, because she again threatened me on Nar Shaddaa some time later, using her mystical Force powers on me, but leaving me alive. Continue reading

BREAKING NEWS!! Dantooine Attacked!

Our operatives have learned that Dantooine was attacked by the suspected Sith aggressors, 3 Jedi are believed to have been defeated in the attack along with a civilian.  No reports of casualties have been received yet and field teams have been dispatched to assess the situation. Continue reading