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Jyoti Nooran

Jyoti Nooran

Member Since 11 Nov 2017
Offline Last Active Dec 16 2018 06:14 PM
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#1891721 Plz Buff Rebellions

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 16 December 2018 - 06:14 PM

Lok Munin

Full disclosure, I'm mostly responding to the OP, having only skimmed through the responses. 

The last rebellion the board has seen was in June of 2018. I have only seen the Sith Empire and the CIS be bold in doing three dominions a month and complete all three of them, inviting minor factions to rebel them if they dare. Otherwise, they go free and can claim their SSD.
 

I don't think most people are afraid of doing more than three doms per month, but simply don't have the interest or activity for it. Currently, there's only one faction on track to complete three doms (launched in December) this month. Since the reworked map came out, there have been plenty of opportunities to launch Rebellions (Most Majors have acquired SSDs), but few have been launched. 

I take it that this suggestion is part of an effort to spice up the map game, but it's probably going to have an opposite effect and just make most Majors, especially those more PvE focused, even more tepid and discourage new Majors forming. 

I think the central issue with the map game isn't the lack of mechanics or avenues for PvP, but a matter of culture. 

Right now, there only seems to be only two modes when it comes to Major interactions: 1) ignore or 2) beat into a bloody pulp. In the latter case, this often leads to the employment of various underhanded tactics and collusion. Whatever it takes to win. Rebellions, in particular, were reworked in part because they were being used as vehicles for Majors to troll each other and wear them down through attrition. 

A lot of people invested in the map game like to treat it like they're in a real total war. This inevitably leads to toxicity between groups, and then they don't want anything to do with each other lest they (re)open that can of worms.For instance, Conquests were launched over a year ago as a low pressure means for some kind of meaningful PvP, but all Majors declined to do anything with it. 

I think if Majors and other groups acted a little more chill toward each other and didn't immediately ramp up aggression to level 11, then you might see a spark of activity. We can all hate each other IC, but I don't see why we can't aim for more collaborative experiences and accept that we can't always come out on top in a story. 

On our current trajectory, I just see more and more people checking out of the map game (at least PvP) and retreating to their own little islands unless we change our attitudes.


#1884229 A Common Cause for Celebration

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 22 November 2018 - 08:07 PM

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Location: SJO Embassy
Wearing: White Jedi Robes

Then

Jyoti stood on the front lawn of the embassy, on a bench right before a crystalline cylinder about two meters tall, lit up by several memory moths that fluttered within. Every so often, she picked out a new memory moth from a jar under her left arm. She would whisper a name to each one, then release them into the cylinder. 

Each name she whispered was a Silver Jedi, Ranger, or staffer that has perished during the conflict between the Commenori and the Sith Empire. The memory moths, thought to be immortal, would whisper their names for all eternity in remembrance of their service. 

When she was done, she wandered back inside to find Allyson who was supposed to wait for return before leaving for the ceremony later that day. Feeling out the Corellian's familiar aura, it wasn't long before she tracked her down to an empty room. 

"You're looking sharp today, hotshot," she said, picking off Allyson's jacket from the hanger. With a wave of her free hand, she swept away a few odd pieces of lint with invisible tendrils of the Force. "You put in some good work, I'm proud of you."

If it wasn't for Allyson showing up, then Admiral Kaloo and Queen Kay may have ended up as slag by the sudden attacks of a mysterious UFO. To this day, said UFO and its pilot(s) still remained at large. It made her wonder how many other Sith were still stranded on Commenor, hiding. 

It may be time for another hunt. 

Smiling, she held open the jacket to let Allyson slide it right on if she backed up a few steps.

Allyson Locke Tathra Khaeus Rick Kaloo Drystan Marakos Xi Rell Caedyn Arenais Kaine Australis Veiere Arenais Darben Skirae Daxton Bane Drystan Marakos Lady Kay Stardust Australis Skirae




#1884167 To Appease Iamus

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 22 November 2018 - 03:51 PM

As she, had hoped she could feel the woman coming for her, but she held her place in cover, understandably cautious. First contact wasn't always pleasant. She mulled back and forth about wearing her helmet when meeting with the woman and decided to to go without. Things may go better seeing another (near) human face. 

She reached around to the back of her neck to pop open her helmet, and it came undone with a click. Her long silvery hair fell out in cascades as she lifted her helmet away, then began to billow in the wind. It was certainly cold out, but it didn't bother the Echani all that much, her body adapted for such conditions. Still, she definitely wouldn't find it comfortable being out her for too long. 

Now it was back to waiting while munching on a chocolate energy bar. 

Over time, she could feel the woman drawing closer, but she didn't dare move from her spot to inspect her progress visually, lest she spook her. Jyoti's stomach began to turn knots in nervous excitement as she finally felt the woman right below. 

The Echani peaked out from her hidey-hole she observes the woman as she finally climbed over the ledge. Blonde of above average height. Poorly dressed for the environment, wearing something that looked like a cross between robes and a camisole. In fact, she showed the beginning stages of frostbite and hypothermia. 

Just what was her story?

The woman called for her in that strange tongue she didn't understand, but integrated babel droid on her suit was already working to decipher her speech. She just had to keep her talking. 

Slowly, she stepped out from behind her hiding place, holding her free hand and chest level to show that she wasn't a threat. She smiled, radiating with positive aura in the Force to try to put the woman at ease. She took a few moments to think about what to say, then recalled what she first heard.  

"Chaírete?"

Eustachya




#1883972 Wind in the Trees

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 22 November 2018 - 02:48 AM

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Expecting Josh and his friend, Jyoti had planted herself in her office, a large spread of tea and refreshments across her desktop. 

Trying to stay productive, she used the time waiting to perform some admin work, which seemed neverending. It always amused seeing how people focused on more of the "glamorous" side of being Grandmaster, but most of the work happened behind the desk. Needless to say, she was quite envious of Josh who still managed to quite active in the field as an Assembly member. It's one thing she missed while working as just another faceless Jedi within the Silver Shadows. 

Her door was open, as usual, as a sign that she was available. She was ready for them whenever they arrived. 

Josh DragonsFlame Riamah




#1883966 To Appease Iamus

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 22 November 2018 - 02:11 AM

Wearing: Flightsuit

Honestly, Jyoti had been half expecting for the woman not to acknowledge her, but she did, the Echani receiving another string of indecipherable thoughts. They were like words, but she couldn't make heads or tails of what was being communicated aside from the underlying emotions of apprehension and need. Without context, those raw feelings meant little to her.

By now, she was determined to see this person. It wasn't protocol, but she had technically already broken it making contact. She couldn't get into any more trouble making some more. She killed the main ion thrusters and shifted completely to her repulsor drives for silent running within the gravity well of the planet, then activated the Talon's active camouflage system. The black fighter then became truly invisible as it melted into the backdrop of space. 

Stealth mode set, she finally guided the fighter down, aiming to set down about a couple kilometers ahead of the woman's path. It would give her a chance to set up and scope out the area. While descending, she found a fairly flat patch of raised ground, and touched down. She made one more sweep with her bioscanners - it was still only the woman nearby. 

Finally, she popped open the hanger, recycled air escaping the pressurized canopy with a loud hiss, then came the howl of winds. She hopped out of the Talon, making a small crunch as her boots broke through a thin layer of hard packed snow upon landing. After trudging several meters through the snow, the Talon's canopy slid back down, rendering the whole fighter nearly invisible again. She turned to inspect the state of the camouflage, then looked down at her footprints. One by one, they began to disappear as particles of snow rolls over to fill them up.

She turned forward, focused back on the woman she had come from. By her estimate, it wouldn't take too long to get here, maybe twenty or thirty minutes at most. In the meantime, she took a position near a stony outcrop as some cover. While she may not see or feel any trouble now, it was never a good idea to remain exposed on an alien planet. 

Eustachya




#1883605 First Annual Confederacy Trade Expo OOC (Sign up for an invite)

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 21 November 2018 - 01:44 AM

Tmoxin Temi

I'll go.


#1883542 To Appease Iamus

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 20 November 2018 - 09:12 PM

"Chaírete?"

Jyoti shuddered uncontrollably in her, experiencing a sensation akin to a whisper over her ear, and a chill down her spine. She was snug in her vacuum sealed flight suit, but she felt cold, if only for an instant. 

The Talon was primed to begin its rotation of the whole planet, but she pulled back on the yoke, trying to process the sensation she had felt. After a few moments, she realized she had just connected with another in the Force.

Only another Force Sensitive could do that.

The realization left her giddy in her cockpit, one chance in a million. Then she calmed down, expanding her senses, homing in on the source of the contact. It wasn't terribly far from settlement she had just uncovered, she guided her sensors by clairvoyance, scanning the wastes until her optics centered on one individual trekking through the snow. 

She really should have waited for Command to reply before even a thought of interaction, but she already come so far, probably farther than anyone else in centuries. She just needed to confirm what she had felt was real and wasn't just a product of a bored mind. Either way, she was still safe in space out of trouble in her little starfighter that no one could see. 

So, she reached out into the Force in kind, focusing in on the person on screen.

"Hello?"

Eustachya




#1883378 Requiescence

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 20 November 2018 - 01:03 PM

At a passing glance, the doppelgänger easily passed for the real deal, replicating the detail's of Jyoti's form to near perfection, even down to the way she shifted around in bed. However, there was one glaring issue, and it would soon be discovered by the Corellian as she smoothed away the hair over the android's face

"Master...I require no sustenance at this time. However, a new fusion cell would be welcome...my primary cell is only reporting a 98.7% capacity." 

The android spoke with Jyoti's voice, but in terms of cadence and syntax, it didn't sound like her in the slightest. 

Allyson Locke




#1883137 Battlegroup Borleias

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 19 November 2018 - 08:08 PM

Kaine Australis

Approved. 




#1882914 Salutations!

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 19 November 2018 - 05:22 AM

Kassandra Llewelyn

Hello, and welcome to the SJO. I look forward to interacting with you once you make your way to Kashyyyk.


#1882744 To Appease Iamus

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 18 November 2018 - 04:32 PM

There was a momentary flash as Jyoti skipped through hyperspace for a quick microjump, then she was greeted with a giant blue and green orb upon reversion. She brightened at the sight, the planet having all the makings of a garden world from visual inspection. Maybe she could hope to find more than some bacteria this time around!

Moments later, her sensor feed came alive as energy receptors picked up on massive energy signatures on the surface and errant signals.

The telltale signs of civilization.

Her heart fluttered in excitement as she pointed her Talon toward the largest energy source (Thyreid), training advanced photoreceptors to get a visual on the location while still high up in orbit. The holodisplay of her cockpit then filled with the image of a small occupated settlement, full of what appeared to be humans. Passive sensors reported some kind of force field enveloping the settlement, generated by several large projectors. There was a noticeable difference in the environment within this force field, versus the wintery wasteland just outside its coverage. If she were to guess, it was some artificial biome, not unlike the ones used on the lunar cities over Kiribi.

She was already amazed by the discovery of a new civilization at the edge of the galaxy, anything else she found was now just icing on the cake.  

It was tempting just to go down and check out things, but protocol had to be followed. First, she relayed a brief message back to her mothership over encrypted comms, then she turned the to begin circling the planet for mapping while also sucking up any signals. The next part of the process was determining just how advanced the civilization was, all to determine if it was appropriate to make contact. The Explorer Corps didn't have any sort of set directive against making contact with less civilized races, but they were still keen to avoid causing any major disruptions. 

Making her first rotation over the world, she just got the sense that she had stumbled upon some kind of lost colony. She detected no other discernable signs of high technology aside from the field projectors, no signs of comm chatter except between these machines.

If that was the case...it may be fine to check it out. It may not be some native-born species, but just descendants of wayward humans. 

She awaited the final word from Command. 

Eustachya




#1882719 Hello there!

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 18 November 2018 - 03:11 PM

Nesota Kynnovan

Welcome to the SJO. We've chatted on Discord, but now it's official. <3




#1882488 Praedilacyt Wyrm

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 17 November 2018 - 07:49 PM

Tathra Khaeus

Tremors! (Dune I know)

Approved.




#1882467 Sitara (Jyoti Nooran's Lightsaber)

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 17 November 2018 - 07:00 PM


 

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

  • Manufacturer: Jyoti Nooran

  • Affiliation: Jyoti Nooran

  • Model: Sitara

  • Modularity: Yes

  • Production: Unique

  • Material: Common Materials, Force Imbued Materials (Lightsaber Crystals)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION 

  • Classification: Lightsaber

  • Size: Hilt - 28 Centimeters, Blade 145+ Centimeters (Average)

  • Weight: Light

  • Blade Color: Silver (Translucent Blue in Stun Mode)

SPECIAL FEATURES

STRENGTHS

  • Cutting Strength: The lightsaber can cut through most materials with ease, with the exception being certain lightsaber-resistant materials like Mandalorian Iron and Vonduun Crab Armor, and energy shields.

  • Deflection: Energy bolts, like those fired from a blaster, can be blocked or deflected.

  • Lightside Attunement: Darkside spirits and constructs can be damaged or destroyed with a successful strike. This includes Darksiders and Sithspawn, which can be harmed on a spiritual level as well as physically.

  • Variable Modes: Different modes can be toggled to allow the lightsaber to perform better against certain targets.

WEAKNESSES

  • Double Edge: As the lightsaber “blade” is wholly made up of a deadly plasma shaft, it’s as much a danger to the wielder as their target.

  • Cortosis: When the blade comes in direct contact with pure cortosis, it will short out momentarily until it’s reactivated again.  

  • Projectiles: In its default state, the lightsaber isn’t very good at blocking or deflecting solid projectiles. Its energy output isn’t high enough to vaporize them, especially those forged from lightsaber resistant materials, instead of creating a deadly spray of molten metal to harmful to the wielder.

  • Exotic Energy Weaponry: The lightsaber doesn’t perform well blocking certain kinds of exotic directed energy weapons, like sonic blasters, particle beams, and paddle beamers. To a lesser extent, even blaster weapons can be effective in certain configurations, like a blast cannon.

  • Visibility: The bright silver blade of plasma makes the user easy to track both visually and nonvisually through energy receptors, even if previously stealthed.

  • Force Signature: Due to the Force attunement of its crystals, when removed from its special resin holster, the lightsaber has a particular signature that can be detected through the Force without much difficulty.

DESCRIPTION

 

Shortly after her promotion to Grandmaster, Jyoti built decided to build a second lightsaber, a reflection of her growth as a craftsman over the years. She also intended to use her new lightsaber as a testbed for technologies she had been working on to deal with the ever-increasing countermeasures against the traditional weapon of the Jedi, on top of previous innovations developed by her predecessors.

Taking inspiration from the Firestorm turbolaser system and disruptor weapons, Jyoti created a new synthetic crystal and special lenses that could modulate the properties of the plasma shaft for different effects. Previously, with different crystal combinations, similar effects could be achieved, but not on the fly like Jyoti wanted.

 

In addition to those customizations, she also incorporated a nonlethal stun mode to more humanely dispatch opponents instead of simply maiming or killing them.   

The modes are as follows. 

  1. Normal: Sitara’s default state, functioning just like a normal lightsaber.

  2. Training: Operating much like a training saber, the strength of the containment field greatly increases, making it much harder to breach. This prevents the lightsaber from dealing much harm, no more than a painful sting or light burn at worse. As a side effect, Sitara actually becomes effective at blocking and deflecting physical projectiles.

  3. Stun: No plasma blade is created, while the containment field generator emits a looping shaft of blue stunning energy instead, creating the pure energy equivalent of a stun club. In this mode, Sitara has no ability to block or deflect anything.

  4. Ion: The plasma shaft is highly ionized, making it highly effective against droids, cyborgs, and electronics. Sitara has less cutting power than normal mode, but a direct blow can still easily maim a lightly armored target.

  5. Incendiary:  Similar to ion mode, the cutting power of the Sitara is greatly reduced, but in exchange, successful strikes leave a plasma fire that continues to burn for several seconds after contact. Much like an Incinerator plasma railgun, the sustained damage over time can deplete light/personal shielding and melt through armor, even lightsaber resistant materials. The burning effect is also effective at countering organics with extreme regenerative capabilities, like Voxyn or Gen'Dai. 

When toggling between modes, the lightsaber has to be shutdown, requiring a few seconds before the next activation. This makes switching a difficult prospectwhile actively engaged in combat. 

 




#1882246 A Drop in the Water

Posted by Jyoti Nooran on 17 November 2018 - 12:55 AM

Wearing: White Jedi Robes

"It's nothing," she assured both Josh and Asaraa, "Just a bit of writer's block." 
 

She became quiet as she sipped on her mug, observing the antics between father and son. Eventually, escalating to food flinging. Sometimes one could be confused for them both being children in these moments. What couldn't be doubted though, was the love on display at the moment. Charlie came to mind at the moment, leaving her feeling a tad wistful. The teenager was off on an expedition with the Explorer Corps, meaning they wouldn't see each other for a long while. She looked forward to her apprentice's return, sharing stories at their favorite burger joint on Randon. 

A notification flashed in the cyborg's vision, receiving a message from the Silver security detail. 

The CIS delegation had arrived. 

"Jason," the Echani finally called out, softly but firmly.

The toddler immediately settled down from his previous rowdiness. He knew he had gotten away with much more than he would be allowed when Jyoti was watching him. 

"The Confederacy is here, time to wrap it up and move to the conference room. You should have the notes I prepared this week; be sure to have them on hand even if you memorized it all. Let's make a good impression on our counterparts."

She cleaned up her corner of the table, then slipped back inside, expecting the others to follow suit. The conference room was only down the hall, so she and the others would have plenty of time to set up before the delegation was brought to the hotel and checked in.

Allyson Locke Josh DragonsFlame Asaraa Vaashe Srina Talon Darth Metus Jend-Ro Quill Dianah Vi'Dreya Adron Malvern Drystan Marakos