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Connory

Member Since 31 May 2013
Offline Last Active Jul 05 2018 08:44 PM
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#1820644 The Iron Breaker (Mandalore)

Posted by Connory on 04 July 2018 - 11:34 AM

"Beware the Australis tihaar! They'll make you imbibe the whole jar. And soon your own slang will acquire a twang, with the wit of a rusty crowbar."

 

Connory tootled on his bes'bev.

 

Kaine Australis Cyneric




#1820630 The Iron Breaker (Mandalore)

Posted by Connory on 04 July 2018 - 11:00 AM

"There once was a Mando hirsute, who nothing and no-one would suit. He sneered in disdain, bestowed judgment in vain, revealed himself thus as a brute." A lean, ageing man in helmetless beskar'gam sat with his back against a window, tooting notes on a bes'bev. "I feel like I'm butchering the flow for the sake of the rhythm scheme. And rhyming 'suit' and 'hirsute' feels cheap. Any help?"

 

Cyneric




#1819184 Mandokarla Market Day (With Contracts!) - open to all Mando buyers/sellers

Posted by Connory on 02 July 2018 - 09:07 AM

Shia Kryze

It transpired that Bard Independent's stall attendant -- a Herglic in skimpy beskar'gam -- had good news and bad news. The bad news was that Bard Independent didn't typically make slugthrowers. The good news? They did make hextrine ammunition in a variety of calibers, including the sizes most compatible with Mandalorian sniper rifles.

Also, the attendant put out a couple of interesting new lots: the axe and helmet of Mandalore the Enduring.

Jaster of Clan Awaud

Connory had various associates on site, primed and ready for good deals. One, a short, muscular woman in beskar’kandar, found herself fascinated by the Zeltec ultranium.

“These Zeltec,” she said to the attendant. “An alien civilization?”

Mishka Larraq

Connory paused in front of the lovingly crafted shop. “I've heard of these,” he said, pointing to the Gemcutter axes. “Jedi-killers, yes? Incremental Force severing? How many are for sale?”


#1819179 Invitation to the Game

Posted by Connory on 02 July 2018 - 08:50 AM

Damian Starchaser

"That's the challenge, yes. So far, our most effective approach is to bind micronized beskar to the quantum fiber in the laminanium, and integrate beskar into the surrounding medium. At the moment we're looking at microgranules -- limited structural integrity, but excellent energy absorption. We haven't tried microfibers yet, but we're always looking for new ways to use laminanium as a delivery mechanism. As for that underlay, I would buy that in bulk, and I'm sure I wouldn't be alone."

Connory came to a window that looked down on an active stress testing experiment. Beskar really was wonderful, wasn't it. "So this underlay - self-contained power-armor, space suit?"


#1818468 Mando relics/history

Posted by Connory on 01 July 2018 - 09:27 AM

So for those of you who haven't seen it, Gilamar Skirata put together a great piece of Dark Age Mando history - the Resource Wars. I've decided they make a fantastic backdrop for coming up with relics and suchlike things. Stuff so far:

 

http://starwarsrp.ne...r-the-enduring/

http://starwarsrp.ne...r-the-enduring/

 

What else can we come up with for history and tangible bits thereof?




#1818465 Axe of Mand'alor the Enduring

Posted by Connory on 01 July 2018 - 09:20 AM

 

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

  • Manufacturer: Unknown Mandalorians
  • Affiliation: Personal
  • Model: Axe
  • Modularity: None
  • Production: Unique
  • Material: Hijarna stone (blade), Mythosaur bone (haft)

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Classification: Axe
  • Size: Average
  • Weight: Heavy

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Hijarna stone blade
  • Mythosaur bone haft
  • Can resist lightsabers and energy weapons with moderate success

DESCRIPTION

Near the end of the Mandalorian Resource Wars, a bloody Yuuzhan Vong incursion decimated the divided clans. The Mandalorians put aside many of their differences and banded together under a handful of leaders. One of them, a successful warleader named Aghar Fett, declared himself Mandalore the Enduring. He succeeded in building gigantic walls around Vongformed territory. By the time of his death from Gulag Virus during the early days of the Pirate Wars, almost three-quarters of the planet's population followed Mandalore the Enduring. Some historians consider him the first true Mandalore since Shesen Gragatus.
 

Though only a couple of centuries old, Aghar Fett’s axe has become a relic and a symbol. Ancient but immensely durable Mythosaur bone makes up the handle, while the blade is rare Hijarna stone. Lightsabers and heavy energy weapons will notch it but not destroy it.

 

STRENGTHS

  • Outstanding resistance to energy weapons.
  • Good at breaking things.

WEAKNESSES

  • A short weapon lacks reach.
  • An axe, especially a short axe, lacks finesse.
  • The axe is heavy for its size.



#1818458 Helmet of Mand'alor the Enduring

Posted by Connory on 01 July 2018 - 08:57 AM

 

OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

 

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

  • Manufacturer: Unknown Mandalorian beskarsmiths, updates and modifications by Bard Independent
  • Affiliation: Personal
  • Model: Buy’ce (Mandalorian helmet)
  • Modularity: Sensor packages can be swapped out, in whole or in part.
  • Production: Unique
  • Material: Masterwork Mandalorian iron (helmet and neck brace), beskar-glasteel viewport, condensed-matter composite, electronics

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • Resistances:
    • Blasters and Plasma Weapons: Extreme
    • Kinetic: High
    • Lightsabers: Extreme
    • EMP/Ion: Low (will induce 15-second shutdown/reboot)
    • Sonic: High
  • Classification: Multi-purpose
  • Weight: Very Heavy

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Sonic countermeasures.
  • Advanced life-form scanners.
  • Comprehensive sensor/HUD suite.
  • Beskar neck brace.

DESCRIPTION

Near the end of the Mandalorian Resource Wars, a bloody Yuuzhan Vong incursion decimated the divided clans. The Mandalorians put aside many of their differences and banded together under a handful of leaders. One of them, a successful warleader named Aghar Fett, declared himself Mandalore the Enduring. He succeeded in building gigantic walls around Vongformed territory. By the time of his death from Gulag Virus during the early days of the Pirate Wars, almost three-quarters of the planet's population followed Mandalore the Enduring. Some historians consider him the first true Mandalore since Shesen Gragatus.
 

Though only a couple of centuries old, Aghar Fett’s helmet has become a relic and a symbol. Various owners have updated the masterwork buy'ce up to the modern era. Notably, Rel Connory wore it for a short time, before choosing a lighter helmet design.

STRENGTHS

  • Outstanding resistance to energy weapons.
  • Condensed-matter composite and specialized electronics give good resistance to sonic weapons.
  • HUD-linked life-form detector can see through cloaking devices.

WEAKNESSES

  • A heavy helmet carries real risk to the wearer's neck, even with an integrated neck support involved.
  • A heavy helmet is tiring.
  • Integrated neck support limits head mobility. Head will have trouble tilting more than 15-20 degrees to either side.
  • EMP/ion damage will induce a 15-second shutdown/reboot cycle in all systems.
  • Small piercing weapons could find gaps in the beskar neck brace.



#1814432 Invitation to the Game

Posted by Connory on 24 June 2018 - 05:16 PM

Damian Starchaser

"Yes, I'm told the fashion universe can be deeply cutthroat," Connory said blandly. "This bunker is ideal. I built it as a proof of concept, out of the galaxy's rarest metal. I flatter myself that I've made enemies among the Sith Lords. Here, no visions or clairvoyance can find me or see what I'm building or what I'm thinking."

One workbench held samples of beskar in various traditional forms: ciridium-alloy plate, light scales, intensely durable foam, and the micronized fabric version that made up crushgaunts.

"I'm considering a self-repair approach based on laminanium," he explained. "This is all Mandalorian iron, even the cloth."


#1812569 Introduce Yourself to Mandokarla

Posted by Connory on 21 June 2018 - 05:27 PM

Ursula Vizla

 

Welcome aboard :)




#1812567 Invitation to the Game

Posted by Connory on 21 June 2018 - 05:25 PM

Damian Starchaser

 

"Don't be modest, Mister Starchaser: you've been selling Deflex for years. Silicate memory mesh, carbon microfibers, fabric that'll stop a shattergun round. And then you turned it into a tactical...umbrella. Possibly the same kind of unique umbrella that a blonde human male used to beat the feth out of Darth Velok on Thyferra a couple of years ago." He raised an eyebrow and paused at a door. "Or so I hear. It's not often the word 'umbrella' attracts my attention, after all."

 

The door opened to a retinal scan and a code punched into a shifting flat-surface keypad. Connory stepped into the resultant elevator, which led down to a certain bunker. Though Starchaser wouldn't be cut off from the Force per se, he'd no longer be able to feel or influence anything outside that bunker. Connory considered it a minor imposition and didn't mention it.




#1811885 Trade show/swap meet/tech innovation time

Posted by Connory on 20 June 2018 - 01:54 PM

http://starwarsrp.ne...-buyerssellers/




#1811884 Mandokarla Market Day (With Contracts!) - open to all Mando buyers/sellers

Posted by Connory on 20 June 2018 - 01:53 PM

kevin-jick-tent-city-1.jpg

 

(source)

 

 

Five posts in this thread equal one contract with Bard Independent, a Tier 5 Workshop.

 

 

 

UNSPECIFIED PLANET

OUTER RIM TERRITORIES

 

By hook and by crook, Connory had arranged for the Mandalorians to conquer this market. Not by force, of course, but by just plain selling the best stuff -- to the locals and to each other. The Mandokarla meeting on Dxun had left him certain that plenty of his countryfolk had insanely good wares to offer. He'd reached out to them with an invitation: show up, do business. Since they were Mandos, too, he fully expected them to take the initiative, make contacts, and hammer out deals. The future, after all, was Mandalorian.

 

For his part, he wandered between stalls. He'd left a couple of Mandalorian employees at the Bard Independent stall in full beskar'gam. Their job involved demonstrating Mircinuur Isolation Projectors, Bloodtrace Scanpacks, Nanorazers, Sundering magcharge pistols, and the new alloy hextrine, among other things. No point in showing up to a cookout empty-handed. Connory focused on other people's booths, though. He already knew about his own technology, after all.

 

 

Kaine Australis Gray Raxis Serilda Rekali Koda Fett Alkor Centaris Mishka Larraq Jaster of Clan Awaud Gilamar Skirata Roy Americus Shia Kryze Entye Shysa Njiod Shysa Hard Luck Frank Kad Har'rangir Betty Americus Kista Bralor




#1811797 Introduce Yourself to Mandokarla

Posted by Connory on 20 June 2018 - 10:18 AM

Mando mando mando mando mando




#1811796 The Future is Mandalorian (open to all Mandos)

Posted by Connory on 20 June 2018 - 10:17 AM

Kaine Australis Gray Raxis Preliat Mantis Serilda Rekali Koda Fett Alkor Centaris Mishka Larraq Jaster of Clan Awaud Cato Fett Gilamar Skirata Roy Americus Shia Kryze Entye Shysa Njiod Shysa Ronan Vizsla Strider Garon Hard Luck Frank Kad Har'rangir Betty Americus Kista Bralor

 

"Well, folks, it seems that we've come to a natural ending point. I've seen a lot of success today, a lot of pledges and potential connections made. Thank you all for respecting the meeting." Connory chuckled under his helmet. "This might be the first Mandalorian meeting in a decade that didn't wind up violent. If you're going to take Mister Raxis up on his offer of a fistfight, or start knife measuring with the Mantis brothers..." He gestured at the forest around them. "Not here, not now, but enjoy yourselves. I'm proud to be one of you. Thanks for showing up."




#1809937 The Future is Mandalorian (open to all Mandos)

Posted by Connory on 17 June 2018 - 05:11 PM

Shia Kryze Kista Bralor Mishka Larraq Alkor Centaris Ronan Vizsla Cato Fett Talia Fett Koda Fett Gilamar Skirata Roy Americus Jaster of Clan Awaud Entye Shysa Njiod Shysa Gray Raxis Preliat Mantis

 

"There won't be any fistfights today if I can help it," said Connory agreeably. "Feel free to get those things out of the way afterward, elsewhere, another time. We're not going to solve the big divides today, and we run the risk of putting too much weight on what we've already accomplished. Harmony's a fragile thing.

 

"New question, and this is as much to the dedicated warriors as to the tech people. There've been some phenomenal advances in materials science lately, new possibilities opening up. It's now a good deal easier to use Mandalorian iron in connection with roughly two dozen rare substances and technologies. For example, I'm told it's now possible to build beskar armor with a personal cloaking device attached, or take a nanotechnology spin, but the options are so much broader than that. We have the potential to take the mythosaur by the horns on this one and stay at the cutting edge of what's possible. What do you envision? What do you want to build or use? The sky's the limit."