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Rick Kaloo

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#1871428 LRAD-OR

Posted by Rick Kaloo on Yesterday, 09:25 AM

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OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION


  • Intent: To make a dropship for Ne-Cal Military Engineering and customers for transporting troops quickly across a battle

  • Image Source: TurboSquid

  • Canon Link: N/A

  • Primary Source: TurboSquid - Sci Fi Dropship

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

  • Manufacturer: Outer Rim Military Engineering

  • Model: LRAD-OR (Long-Range Assault Dropship, Outer Rim)

  • Affiliation: Outer Rim Military Engineering, GA/AiE, SJO

  • Production: Mass-Produced

  • Material: Durasteel frame/armor, titanium engines

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Classification: Dropship, Assault

  • Length: 50.4 meters

  • Width: 33.23 meters

  • Height: 8.19 meters

  • Armament: Moderate

2 light railguns, both on one turret, can tilt 90 degrees to the left and right.

  • Defenses: Moderate

Durasteel armor plating

Medium deflector shield

  • Squadron Count: 6

  • Maneuverability Rating: Low

  • Speed Rating: Average

  • Hyperdrive Class: N/A


SPECIAL FEATURES

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Strengths:

  • Troop Carrier - The LRAD-OR can carry four dozen soldiers, eight speeder bikes, or two full-sized tanks in hooks underneath the troop transport.

  • Long Range - Being a long range transport, the LRAD-OR can carry its compliment in and out of atmospheres, and then return back out of the atmosphere to resupply. Its engines, despite being slow, are very reliable and can carry the dropship through many different enviroments without faltering.

Weaknesses:

  • Blind Spot - The LRAD-OR's railguns have a blind spot at the dropship's flank, with the railguns unable to cover the underside and back of the dropship, and protecting the top of the dropship being a complete impossibility.

  • Bulky - The size and relative lack of speed of the LRAD-OR makes it vulnerable to starfighters, ground-to-air missiles, and air-to-air missiles. Additionally, when carrying two tanks on the underside hooks, the LRAD-OR's speed and atmospheric handling is significantly reduced, while its signature grows substantially, only increasing the dropship's chances of being picked off.

Description: War calls for troops to be delivered from places often hundreds of miles from each other to support an increasingly large front. The LRAD-OR was designed to meet the demands of the army by delivering infantry soldiers across large distances.

 

Its massive engines, especially the pair attached to the wings on the front of the dropship, are optimized not for speed, but for fuel conservation and endurance. Therefore, the LRAD-OR's four highly developed engines allow it to stay in the air for days at a time. An armored boarding gate provides the singular entry and exit point for troops onboard the dropship. Controlled by the copilot, the gate can be opened or closed slowly to allow troops and vehicles to exit. The LRAD-OR handles tanks very similarly to an LAAT gunship of the Old Republic's waning days, simply dropping them off by disabling magnetic hooks connected to the top of the tanks. Two railguns provide defense against starfighters, capable of moving 90 degrees to the left or right on their turret. However, they can not perform a 180 degree tilt, leaving the flank of the LRAD-OR vulnerable.

 

Crew: 1 pilot, 1 copilot

Passenger Capacity: 48 soldiers, 8 speeder bikes, or two medium tanks in the undercarriage. Can be varied, but in the LRAD-OR, 1 speeder bike = 6 soldiers of space, medium tanks do not take up space but reduces speed and handling drastically.

Fuel Capacity: 5 days




#1871250 Stage Two - Freedom for the Common Man: Battle On Commenor

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 13 October 2018 - 05:11 PM

Location: Royal palace, Commenor 

Objective: Secure the place listed above, god save the queen

Allies: AiE/SJO/Commenor (Amari Deechi, Kaine Australis (please don't take my legs again), Lady Kay, Coren Starchaser, Tom Taff, etc.)

Enemies: FO/TSE (Kyrel Ren, Luther Ando, Primat Ren, etc.)

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Right as Rick was about to draw up a counter to the Ren's remark, the masked Sith drew a woman to him and, to Rick's horror, began to suffocate her.

 

But that had been a smart move on the Ren's part. Rick's natural compassion, born not just of the Jedi Code but also his Mon Calamari community, prevented him from making a move in an otherwise opportune moment. Instead, Rick attempted to achieve the best compromise he could. He tilted his aqua blade very slightly toward the Ren, shifting from his Soresu stance to a more offensive position, and slowly moving to the left to completely block the hall between the Ren and the royals of Commenor.

 

"Kill her, and you guarantee your own death as well." growled Rick. "I may be a protector of peace, but I have no reservations to ending your life right here."

 

Now, at least, Rick at least partially counterbalanced the leverage the Ren had against him. If the Ren were to kill the woman, he'd most likely find himself on the wrong end of the lightsaber. However, there were still plenty of factors stacked against Rick. The Ren could draw his blade faster than Rick and counter him, or he could slam him against a wall and flee. Rick had no way of predicting the Ren's next move, so he simply played it safe, with his blade extending outward and his body tensed, ready to make any sudden maneuvers.

 




#1871119 Stage One - Freedom for the Common Man: Battle over Commenor.

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 13 October 2018 - 07:36 AM

Location: Commenor Orbit

Objective: Avenge Mon Calamari

Allies: CSA, Mazik Stazi, Veiere Arenais, Kaine Australis, Tobias Dracks, etc.

Enemies: TSE, FO (Currently NPC)

 

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Chaos reigned.

 

Dozens of Sith reinforcements had jumped nearly right on top of Rick's Mon Calamari task force, catching them completely off guard and temporarily disorienting their ranks. The Sith had taken advantage of their surprise, brutally raining fire down on the Mon Calamari fleet. However, they were not deterred. Soon, Rick had realized the extent of the counterattack and altered targets, point-blank broadsides quickly breaking out throughout the intermixed fleets. The scene soon resembled the Battle of Coruscant from over eight hundred years ago, as countless, massive ships from both sides engaged each other.

 

In Rick's battlecruiser, Morty, Rick watched as a Providence exploded a kilometer ahead of the flagship, beaten into submission by a Xo'xaan. In the meantime, Morty's shields were taking a serious beating as escort Destroyers danced with the Sith. X-Wings and TIEs weaved through the battle, firing bolts at each other while avoiding and even skimming the defense guns of the battleships.

 

"Keep up the broadside!" yelled Rick. "Try to single them out, but if any more reinforcements come, feel free to withdraw on Morty!"

 

In response, Morty and its two remaining Providence escorts fired a second salvo of concussion and ion missiles, many hitting cleanly on the Sith Destroyers and frigates. Then, their turbolasers powered up again as they unleashed powerful forward fire on the still recovering Sith, destroying a few Xo'Xaans that had already taken heavy fire.

 

The pride of the Mon Calamari had not yet been lost.

 

Task Force Mon Calamari

 

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#1870896 Stage Two - Freedom for the Common Man: Battle On Commenor

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 12 October 2018 - 03:09 PM

Location: Royal palace, Commenor 

Objective: Secure the place listed above, god save the queen

Allies: AiE/SJO/Commenor (Amari Deechi, Kaine Australis (please don't take my legs again), Lady Kay, Coren Starchaser, Tom Taff, etc.)

Enemies: FO/TSE (Kyrel Ren, Luther Ando, Primat Ren, etc.)

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As Rick and his men continued through the royal gardens, they found a suspicious lack of opposition.

 

Not a single soldier, or even an abandoned cannon post, remained to oppose the Jedi infantry as they closed in. The only sounds were the rustling of flowers under their feet and the distant booms of artillery fire. At one of many of the secondary doors to the palace, not a single obstruction lay in their path. Only a locked and bolted door of polished wood and steel separated Rick from his objective.

 

"Blast it." ordered Rick.

 

The Silver Jedi troopers had come prepared, packing with them a box of C4 explosives. The sticky back end was placed right in the middle of the two doors, to spread damage out evenly through both. Then, Rick and his squad slowly backed away until about ten meters of distance remained between them and the door. The trooper who had carried the C4 took out a small, square detonator from the box of explosives. Then, he pressed a red button on top of the detonator cube. A loud, violent explosion ripped both doors off their frames, leaving an open, smoking path for the ten men to bolt into, disappearing into the hallways of the castle as soon as possible.

 

The inside of the vast castle of Commenor was a labyrinth, with halls leading into halls leading into halls. Adrenaline kept Rick and his nine soldiers at a constant sprint, desperate to find the royals before the Sith and First Order did. Suddenly, Rick heard a commotion nearby, and the sound of something large breaking. Using the Force and his prosthetic legs to push his speed to his limits, Rick accelerated tremendously, clearing the hall in seconds before drifting to a stop in front of a room with a broken in door.

 

Two revelations hit Rick at once. First, a Ren-looking, armored Sith was in the room, and another Sith fleeing the scene, in armor as well. Secondly, there was a fellow Jedi engaging the Ren, leaving only the other masked Ren unoccupied. Rick was determined to change that.

 

"Secure the castle!" yelled Rick to the soldiers with him. "I've got some Sith to deal with!"

 

Understanding the cue, the soldiers turned around and continued on their own, ill-suited to handling Force users. On the other hand, Rick was perfectly fine at it. Using his prosthetic and a Force leap, he sped forward just in time to avoid the Jedi's environmental alterations, effectively sealing the two pairs off. Recovering quickly, Rick drew his lightsaber and ignited it, its aqua blue glow illuminating the features on Rick's face. He crouched very slightly, standing still in a Soresu defensive stance.

 

"You will not pass any further." called Rick. "Commenor was never meant for Sith dictators to rule."

 




#1870454 Stage Two - Freedom for the Common Man: Battle On Commenor

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 11 October 2018 - 08:26 AM

Location: Approaching palace, Commenor 

Objective: Secure the place listed above, god save the queen

Allies: AiE/SJO/Commenor (Amari Deechi, Kaine Australis (please don't take my legs again), Lady Kay, Coren Starchaser, etc.)

Enemies: FO/TSE (Kyrel Ren, Luther Ando, etc.)

 

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The revolution had begun.

 

Already, civilians were beginning to rise up, take arms, and emerge from their masks of obedience to openly rebel. Sith troopers were mobbed and beaten, their weapons and armor stolen from them and used to kill their comrades. Even the children and the elderly took part in the resistance, fueled by a undying allegiance to the Commenor Systems. As Rick and his soldiers closed in on the castle where the planet's monarchy resided in, the people of the city let out loud cheers and yelled encouragement to them until they were no longer in sight. The massing, patriotic crowds had been so efficient at warding off the Sith that Rick did not encounter another enemy for the last kilometer of road leading to the castle.

 

But as the gates came into detail, Rick felt a dark presence within the castle. He could not pinpoint an exact location, but knew it was close, possibly a kilometer or less away. The SJO-enlisted soldiers momentarily faltered, noticing the shift in Rick's pace.

 

"Sir, are you feeling okay?" asked one of them.

 

"There's a dark presence in the Force around here, and moving." Rick replied softly. "Something's in or approaching the castle, and I'm not sure what its intentions are."

 

Unable to respond, the soldiers simply continued down the road, with Rick resuming his usual pace. However, he was now slightly on edge. Another force, likely a Sith, also wanted to infiltrate the castle. Then, Rick came to a sudden realization. The Sith likely wanted to get into the castle so he could deny Rick the very objective him and his soldiers were working towards: Securing the palace and its queen.

 

At the gates, there were only six troopers left. As with the four troopers in the alley, Rick unleashed a Force push on all of them, sending them flying into the hard steel of the castle's gates. As he approached the unconscious bodies of the Sith soldiers, he realized that the gates to the castle of Commenor were locked, with a small slit intended for a chip to go through the means of opening them. Realizing this as well, Rick's squad began digging through the bodies. After a few seconds, a soldier rose with a thin, white, slightly bloodied chip in his hand. He quickly swiped the chip, and at once the gates slowly creaked open, revealing a magnificent castle behind them.

 

"Follow me. Stay close, stay alert. There's no telling what may be in there." It was an order and a warning at the same time, exposing how dire the situation was. 

 

Cautiously, Rick and the nine soldiers with him entered the castle grounds.




#1870231 Pickle Rick!

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 10 October 2018 - 06:04 PM

It's been nearly two years since I created Rick Kaloo, a Mon Calamari engineer and fleeter who wants to see a galaxy run as efficiently as possible, with his current idea of such being a galaxy in peace.

 

Since then, I've had some fun times, including losing some legs, becoming Force sensitive, and fighting the same FO people over and over again with the same results. I've recently entered the second arc of Rick's saga, focusing on his entry into the Silver Jedi, handling his guilt, and balancing his responsibilities. I hope to start more personal threads soon, and develop even more of a character in Rick than I already have. Close, personal relationships with others is something Rick is currently lacking, and I sincerely wish that I'd get to know some of your characters better.

 

OOC, I've been through ups and downs. I left Chaos for nearly eight months as my workload became heavier and heavier, only returning this August to make up for all I had lost. I've searched tirelessly for a signature picture, with no avail as images were either too big, too messy, or in the wrong format. I've revived and renamed Rick's company with 5.0, experimenting with the entire military field of production. I currently have a dreadnought-sized vessel sitting in the SJO WIP page that's due in under a month, which I'm about halfway finished with.

 

Without further to do,

 

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#1870159 At Last We Will Have Revenge [TSE Dom of Mon Cala Hex, AL,27]

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 10 October 2018 - 01:13 PM

Location: Coral City outskirts

OBJ: Assist Mon Calamari, deny Sith essential production facilities

Allies: Jedi folk (Allyson Locke, Sko'saht, Coren Starchaser, Loske Matson, etc.)

Enemies: TSE (Taeli Raaf, etc.)

 

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Backup had arrived.

 

The bombers Rick had requested now joined the cruisers in their bombardment of the Blade facility. Having torn through a large majority of the outside structure, they ceased their fire and allowed the bombers to inflict the finishing blow. Mal Vic pulled back the fire of his cruisers, allowing the bombers to fly through the hole in Mon Calamari's shielding. At the same time, he reached a comms frequency with both pilots in the bombers.

 

"Our cruisers have already significantly weakened the shipyards and offices ringing the main tower. Now, all you need to do is fire at the center of the building. With any luck, that'll rupture the reactor powering the building and cause an explosion big enough to destroy everything for two miles around. Just in case you're wondering, this is restricted business area. There will be no civilians within the blast range unless they choose to run into their own doom. Sending the layout of the facility now."

 

On the comm screens of the bombers, the image of Mal would quickly be replaced with that of a huge, cylindrical building, tapering into a triangular point near the top. At the base was a large ring of shipyards, offices, and test rooms. At the center of the tower lay a long, cylinder-shaped reactor running three hundred stories upward. Highlighted in red, inflicting sufficient damage throughout multiple points in the reactor would cause a chain reaction that lead to an explosion equivalent of that of a thousand heavy quad turbolasers all firing at once. With the shielding pulled back and all corporate assets out of the facility, the bombers were given a clean shot.

 

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Four more corvettes joined Rick's in pursuit of the Sith sea monsters that had evaded artillery fire and now began tearing down the city at its roots.

 

However, as Rick looked down from the bridge of the anti-starfighter corvette, he saw Sith ruthlessly massacring Mon Calamari soldiers even without the beasts at their backs. As the scene continued for miles, he grew guiltier and guiltier, until he was finally overcome with sorrow and rage.

 

"Open the landing ramp. Once I get out, set a course for D'Qar. You'll find friends there."

 

The corvette's crew and Rick's parents both looked at him with shock.

 

"But.. But it's a fifty meter drop from up here! You won't survive!" argued Rick's father.

 

"There are many things the Force can grant." replied Rick. Addressing the corvette's crew, he continued, "Get down a little lower, slow down as necessary but don't stop. Open the landing ramp, and with any luck, I'll see you later today."

 

It was out of sheer respect for Rick and the company he created that his crew obliged, the corvette dipping down to twenty meters above a winding road filled with the bodies of both sides, the corvette a blur above them. Leaving the command room, Rick stood back as the landing ramp slowly opened up, exposing a burning city and a raging battle beneath him.

 

"If I die, or even if I don't, then let the Sith know that Mon Calamari will never fall." quoted Rick. Then, before his parents could stop him, he jumped.

 

In an instant, a breeze pounded apon him, and he descended downward like a nail toward a magnet. Then, right as the road closed in, right as he saw ruins of a recently collapsed building beneath his feet, he spread out his hands and called on the Force. The resulting roll Rick performed, greatly assisted by the Force slowing his fall, practically eliminated any fall injury Rick could have received besides a few newly formed scratches and bruises. Turning around, he realized that his sudden landing had startled multiple Sith about ten meters behind him, who had been closing in on @Narses. Rick allowed himself to share their shock for only a few seconds before igniting his lightsaber, the aqua blue blade sticking out amidst the red of the Sith and the blood under Rick's feet.

 




#1870070 Stage Two - Freedom for the Common Man: Battle On Commenor

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 10 October 2018 - 07:21 AM

Location: Approaching palace, Commenor 

Objective: Secure the place listed above, god save the queen

Allies: AiE/SJO/Commenor (Amari Deechi, Kaine Australis (please don't take my legs again), Lady Kay, Coren Starchaser, etc.)

Enemies: FO/TSE (Kyrel Ren, Luther Ando, etc.)

 

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The Sith would not lay waste to another world. After Mon Calamari, he would personally make sure of it.

 

Shortly after Rick's Mon Calamari fleet emerged into the system and opened fire, he shifted command to the ever-reliable Captain Seth. His view of the battle would be less biased, and save men as well as ships. In the meantime, Rick had boarded one of the last troop transports in his battlecruiser and quickly departed the vessel, the shuttle's pilot diving downward to avoid friendly fire.

 

A minute later, and enemy fire was the bigger issue. Flak exploded throughout the atmosphere as dozens of other boarding shuttles joined the fray, diving at 45 degree angles or steeper. The soldiers and Jedi alike held on to the shuttle's bars to avoid forming a massive downhill pigpile, as the ship angled not only downward but also vibrated furiously as shrapnel impacted its hull.

 

"Our objective is to meet up with the rebels and free Lady Kay from the Sith, especially those who wish to use her as a bargaining tool." yelled Rick, struggling to be heard over the shuttle's constant creaking and the sounds of warfare. "Push through, no matter what the cost. May the Force be with you."

 

The initial wave of the shuttles, all from the Mon Calamari task force, settled down a few kilometers from the planet's palace, relatively close but not close enough to be intercepted by Sith cannons or infantry units. Out of the the twenty dropships launched, only three were destroyed by Sith defenses. Seventeen still remained, carrying approximately a thousand troops total. Five hundred of them stormed out as the doors of the troop transports opened, their goal to link up with rebel forces and provide backup. The other five hundred, lead by Rick, the ranking officer, split up into fifty groups of ten, all approaching the castle from different angles. If a Sith platoon were to attack, only Rick would keep going to the castle while the other Alliance squads would meet up and provide backup.

 

Rick's ten-person squad quickly advanced ahead of all the others, despite Rick being the only Jedi present out of the ten soldiers. In fact, Rick was one of the only Jedi present in the entire Mon Calamari ground force, with only a few Padawans volunteering in other squads or the half of the ground force joining the rebels. Upon turning a bend through a large street, Rick found four Sith soldiers ten meters in front of him, approaching fast. Realizing that the Mon Calamari was not an ally, the troopers opened fire, but they were too late.

 

Rick didn't even bother drawing his lightsaber, but instead focused his energy into a powerful Force push, sending all four troopers flying into a hard metal trash crate, knocking them out in an instant and likely giving them severe concussions. Rick continued down the now empty path as the other nine Mon Calamari soldiers put their blasters down and followed.

 

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#1870055 Stage One - Freedom for the Common Man: Battle over Commenor.

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 10 October 2018 - 06:29 AM

Location: Commenor Orbit

Objective: Avenge Mon Calamari

Allies: CSA, Mazik Stazi, Veiere Arenais, Kaine Australis, etc.

Enemies: TSE, FO

 

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Mon Calamari would not be forgotten.

 

Fueled by pride and hungry for revenge, dozens of Mon Calamari cruisers emerged from hyperspace, bristling with weaponry and advanced shielding. Right in the center of the formation, a huge battlecruiser lead the school of massive fish through the vast, oceanic expanses of space. As more and more ships emerged from hyperspace, the space for kilometers around was filled with long, bulbous white and gray vessels.

 

Rick Kaloo himself sat in the bridge of the battlecruiser, which was only his temporary flagship for the time. A vessel twice its size with four times its power was nearing completion above D'Qar, but still had a week or two of production left. In the meantime, targets were locked at a furious pace, starfighters were deployed, and boarding shuttles were prepared. Like his crew, Rick was fueled by revenge and an urge to send the Sith flying back to whatever hell they were born from. A small voice in the back of his head reminded him that hate and vengeance lead to the dark side. However, Rick's determination and hatred for the Sith outweighed his consciousness, and it took control.

 

"Warheads, turbolasers, ion cannons, it makes no difference. Fire them all, and don't stop until they drop!!!" Rick yelled with growing passion.

 

Before even hearing the end of the cry, the crews of the Mon Calamari vessels began opening fire. Every single capital-grade weapon in the galaxy was now on display as thousands of turbolaser bolts, concussion missiles, ion missiles, ion bolts, and EWAR jammers were thrown at an overwhelmed blockade fleet, devastating all in its path. Hundreds of X, Y, A, and E-wings joined the fray, struggling not to get hit by the sheer quantity of friendly fire.

 

Task Force Mon Calamari

 

 

 




#1869816 For Me, It Was Tuesday - SJO Dominion of the Gyndine Hex

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 09 October 2018 - 04:09 PM

OBJ: B (Headhunters)

Allies: Jyoti Nooran, Maki Dominus

 

Ground ops weren't Rick's specialty, but he was willing to perform them to save his fellow Jedi.

 

As the flotilla of stealth frigates entered the system, shuttles were rapidly deployed for the task of eliminating the Imperial Shadows on the planet. Truthfully, Rick knew very little about Vladet aside from the fact that it was under Sith occupation. But he would surely find out more soon, as he was going to be killing some of its government and military officials. While Rick knew the Jedi weren't too fond of killing, these were desperate times, calling for desperate measures.

 

Onboard a stealth dropship, Rick stood in a cramped metal hallway with six other Jedi. His lightsaber, Tidal Wave, was holstered on a belt fitted to his suit of armor. The transport dove sharply into the atmosphere, with Rick holding onto the nearby pole to prevent himself from falling over. Due to a lack of windows, Rick could not tell how far into Vladet the shuttle was or what sort of opposition they were facing. Instead, his ears popping were indicators of their sudden altitude changes.

 

A minute later, the troopship began to level out, gunfire and explosions could be heard in the distance, slowly closing in. Finally, the ship stopped completely, floating two feet above an abandoned landing pad. The shuttle's stealth systems were temporarily pulled back as the boarding doors opened, revealing a bustling city, with masked soldiers patrolling in the distance. Igniting his lightsaber, Rick left the shuttle and prepared to determine who he would eliminate first.

 

 

 

 

 




#1869804 A Plentiful Harvest [Festival - SJO, ALLIES]

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 09 October 2018 - 03:45 PM

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Rick left the apple fields, resignation still a major consideration to be made.

 

He re-entered the barn's market, filled with crowds of vendors and their customers, all cheery. A myriad of smells occupied the area, from fresh kettle corn to crisp apple cider. However, Rick was neither hungry nor thirty at the time and did not buy anything or consider the possibility. Instead, he walked through an established dirt road in the farm, following the crowd to whatever tourist destination awaited. Suddenly, a chunk of the crowd curbed, heading to the right while the rest continued down the road. Rick headed down the right, and immediately found himself at a large, crowded apple dunk tank.

 

As Rick walked toward the scene, he recognized Allyson Locke, sitting on the perimeter fence. Rick decided to approach in the hopes of making small talk and perhaps making up his mind on his future.

 

Hopping onto the fence on Allyson's right, Rick started, "Today's a beautiful day, not like one I've seen since my college years. The locals must be proud of how popular their celebration is."

 

 

 




#1869463 Stage Two - Ground OOC: Freedom for the Common Man

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 08 October 2018 - 07:31 PM

Kyrel Ren

 

Got my new lightsaber subbed, now the fun can begin

 

Coren Starchaser

 

The more the merrier




#1869461 Tidal Wave

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 08 October 2018 - 07:29 PM

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OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

  • Manufacturer: Rick Kaloo
  • Affiliation: Rick Kaloo
  • Model: N/A
  • Modularity: No
  • Production: Unique

  • Material: Titanium-reinforced silver frame, leather hilt

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Classification: Standard Lightsaber
  • Size: Average
  • Weight: Light

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Hilt - Built using a minimalist design, the Tidal Wave's hilt has only a light wrapping of leather for its user to grab onto. Additionally, the rear of the lightsaber is very lightly built, with only a few strings of metal. The entire hilt from top to bottom is about a foot long.
  • Trigger - For the Tidal Wave, its activation trigger is located directly below its hilt. It is a small black button that is required to be pushed down firmly for two seconds to activate. The delay is meant to prevent accidental activation should Rick's hand slip.
  • "Blade" - A light blue kyber crystal emits a beam of the same color when the trigger is held down. The beam is four feet long, and is lacking in defects due to the quality of its crystal.

Strengths:

  • Laser Sword - The Tidal Wave is a lightsaber, a legendary weapon of the Jedi and Sith. It is capable of slicing through almost any material in the galaxy without a hitch, and can deflect small-arms fire. Additionally, the glowing beam of the Tidal Wave allows it to be used as a torch, lighting the way through dark spaces. The Tidal Wave can be used to duel with others in lightsaber combat, deflecting the beams of other lightsabers as any would.
  • Unhindered - The Tidal Wave's minimalist design makes it on the lighter side of the lightsaber family, weighing only half a kilogram. Therefore, it is very easy to use and handle the Tidal Wave.

Weaknesses:

  • Glass Cannon - The same lack of excessive weight and plating that allows ease of use in the Tidal Wave also weakens its frame. Additionally, if the kyber crystal inside the lightsaber is tilted even slightly out of place, the results can be catastrophic.
  • Careful... - Even with the safety delay on the lightsaber's trigger, it can be accidentally held down very easily should Rick's hand slip, causing the blade to activate in a bad situation.

DESCRIPTION
 

After discovering his Force sensitivity on Umbara, Rick set off to relearn his family tree and see whether there was an explanation to him being a Force user while his family had no such children for many generations. His findings lead him to a set of coordinates, leading to an obscure moon in the Outer Rim.

 

At the same time, an expedition of Jedi had planned to go out there in search of old artifacts, so Rick followed with plenty of gear. The team dove deep into a submerged temple, with Rick leading the way. At the first intersection, a vision caused him to head to the left, leaving the others to their own fates. At the end of the hallway lay a huge, circular, partially lit room, with a circle-shaped pavilion rising from the center. Apon the pavillion lay multiple graves. One called to him in the Force, drawing him in. Breaking through the eroded stone with an axe, Rick found the skeleton of a Mon Calamari. In his palm lay a kyber crystal, glowing blue and almost perfectly intact. The former home of the crystal, like the stone, had eroded, and lay in bits around the skeleton. Therefore, apon realizing the significance of the vision and crystal, Rick took it into his own care and began to design a lightsaber.

 

Back on Mon Calamari, Rick came up with a design plan: He would make himself a light, simple lightsaber, with a tiny bit of decoration. So, he went to work, spending hours a day painstakingly aligning bits of the lightsaber with the Force. After three days, the newly named Tidal Wave was complete. Its crystal properly placed, the lightsaber glowed aqua, reflecting the lapping waves of Rick's home world. All of its conponents were functioning as planned, so Rick began putting the Tidal Wave to use.




#1869289 A Plentiful Harvest [Festival - SJO, ALLIES]

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 08 October 2018 - 01:12 PM

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This was the one day of the year Rick Kaloo allowed himself a break.

 

Project Centurion would be continued by his senior staff at Outer Rim Military Engineering while Rick himself left to try to get in a peaceful day. Ever since Rick had joined the Galactic Alliance in its founding days, he had seen under a week total of peaceful days. Either Rick's company would need an expansion, the First Order would arrive in another system, or in the case of recently, he had been kicked out of his homeworld by the Sith. Rick tried not to think of that.

 

In his days of warfronts and reinforced steel command bridges, Rick had almost forgotten completely about the smell of autumn. It was fresh and crisp, while the air was wholesome and delicious. Rick had arrived twenty minutes prior, on a tourist ship as opposed to his usual personal corvette. ORME needed all the ships it could, especially after the siege of Mon Calamari. After Rick arrived, he had waited in a ridiculously long line, put in a ticket, and then was finally set free.

 

Now, Rick walked through a field of freshly ripening apples. Little children and parents alike strolled casually through the fields, picking apples and chatting among themselves. He envied their simple lives, free of guilt, war, and responsibility. Nowadays, Rick's life had become so filled that he had considered multiple times resigning his post and transferring command of his company to his more capable and equally intelligent senior staff. In fact, it wouldn't be such a bad idea at all. Without his company to burden him, Rick could focus entirely on following the Jedi path and learning to handle his guilt, an equally heavy weight on his back. So as Rick continued through the apple fields, he plucked a golden delicious and began to consider what would be best for him.




#1869238 Supernatural Shenanigans

Posted by Rick Kaloo on 08 October 2018 - 09:23 AM

The silence in the Nebula was broken by the arrival of the Panacea, the first of the dispatched medical cruisers.

 

As it neared biggest clump of wreckage, that of the Endurance, its crew began to see that the Endurance was not the sole victim in the area. A large, torn chunk of hull drifted nearby, with a Mandalorian crest painted clearly onto it. Additionally, a single beskar helmet, almost completely intact aside from some scrapes, floated only a few feet away from a frozen corpse wearing traditional Mandalorian armor. It became clear that there had not been one, but two ships involved in whatever conflict had occurred.

 

But what aroused even more suspicion was the fact that both the Endurance and the Mandalorian vessel had been destroyed at the exact same time. Even a point-blank broadside would be unable to explain how both vessels were utterly annihilated, turned into shrapnel and loose bits of durasteel. There could only be two possibilities. One, perhaps the vessels ran into a suicide run on each other. However, Endurance was never intended for ramming, a ship would have to be at least a kilometer long to perform the amount of devastation present at the aftermath of the battle. But the second possibility was much scarier, a possibility that something was able to not only disable, but destroy two medium capital ships at the same time, possibly even in the same impact. In the end, only Rick Kaloo knew the truth.

 

The trawlers in the debris began to be drawn toward something near the center of the wreckage. The Force-sensitive medical personnel especially felt a signature about a hundred meters away, and warily closed in on it. At fifty meters away, the trawlers found a Mon Calamari in a dented and leaking environmental suit, unconscious. His heart was still beating, but likely wouldn't continue to do so for long. At the same time, the signature turned out to be Rick, the Force radiating from him. The medical crew rushed to his body, tying him in a stretcher before throwing it into a waiting tractor beam.

 

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