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Sor-Jan Xantha

Sor-Jan Xantha

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The Crew of the Alderaan Queen

01 August 2018 - 05:36 AM

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OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

SHIP INFORMATION

  • Ship Name: Alderaan Queen
  • Model: Modified YT-2400 Light Freighter
  • Appearance: This ship is a colossal piece of junk. Patches of red, blue, and yellow give indication that the ship has been re-painted at various times in its lengthy career, all of which is peeling and fading away now. It isn't much to look at on the outside, and the inside isn't much better.
  • Crew Size: 3
  • Loyalties: Sor-Jan Xantha

CREW MEMBER 1

  • Name: Katara
  • Age: ~15 years (physical), 2 years (actual)
  • Species: Saotome Biot
  • Role: Chef/Janitor/Medic/Back-Up Pilot
  • Description: One of two biots (twins) designed by Sasori to help meet the needs of Sor-Jan Xantha's youngling physiology, Katara is the kindler, gentler personality. She takes care of the food, keeping the ship (moderately) clean, bed times, and boo-boos. For those times when Sor-Jan and Korra have to jump into the turrets, Katara is capable of acting as a back-up pilot. Katara usually keeps her hair long, but tied back. She is usually meticulous about her appearance.

CREW MEMBER 2

  • Name: Korra
  • Age: ~15 years (physical), 2 years (actual)
  • Species: Saotome Biot
  • Role: Navigator/Security/Turret Gunner
  • Description: One of two biots (twins) designed by Sasori to help meet the needs of Sor-Jan Xantha's youngling physiology, Korra is the rough and tumble of the two. She ordinarily co-pilots the Queen and sees to its physical security when in port. She also mans the lower turret when necessary. Korra's hair is usually wild and she changes styles frequently.

CREW MEMBER 3

  • Name: BB-4
  • Age: Unknown, no longer under warranty
  • Species: BB unit
  • Role: Astromech & Maintenance Droid
  • Description: A blue accented BB unit, BB-4 rolls around the Queen and tries to keep everything together. Or at least working. Usually, neither works, but the droid puts a remarkable amount of effort at trying.

FORMER CREW MEMBER (DECEASED)

  • Name: 3X744 (Three)
  • Age: ~9 years (physical), 5 years (actual)
  • Species: Human Clone (Fett Template)
  • Role: Navigator/Turret Gunner
  • Description: A juvenile clone cadet created for the Grand Army of the Galactic Republic, Three was one of 3 cadets rescued by Sor-Jan Xantha during the events of Order 66 in 19 BBY. Three was the only one, other than Sor-Jan, to survive the events that lead to time traveling through hyperspace to 844 ABY and went on to become an active member of the Underground.Three was killed during the devastation of the planet Mandalore in 849 ABY.

Container Wars | Corellia Digital Supply Run to the Outer Rim Coalition via Rimma Trade...

13 July 2018 - 08:01 PM

To be completely honest, the public statement on the Imperial Bloc Treaty had really just been a PR stunt.

 

Corellia Digital's major customers were the Outer Rim Coalition, Confederacy of Independent Systems, and the Silver Jedi Order, so any opportunity to make a public statement to the effect of, hey guys, we hate the Imperials, too usually saw an increase in sales around Demonsgate, Druckenwell, and Kashyyyk. Not to mention the host of former Galactic Alliance planetary markets. 

 

With that said, Corellia Digital never objected to the color of money. It had sold to the One Sith when Corellia had been a Sith world, and it continued to operate a Corellia Digital Store on Voss under the regime of the Sith Empire. If the First Order was going to tax them for using the hyperlane, or conducting business in First Order space, it made complete and total economic sense to just pay the tax and move on with it.

 

This was a Corellian company. It understood the concept of paying the cost of doing business... provided that business was profitable.

 

And it was concern about profitability that had promoted this excursion. When the First Order declared that it was instituting military checkpoints between itself and the Outer Rim Coalition, that escalated the tension in the corporate board room regarding the ability of Corellia Digital to collect on a rather substantial investment in the Coalition. If this was a single contract, Corellia Digital would probably just terminated service to the region and moved on. However, the Outer Rim Coalition was one of the major sponsors of the corporation. That relationship represented millions of credits to the company, on the hundred million scale.

 

And that meant that the company was fully willing to spend credits in order to maintain the relationship with the Outer Rim Coalition as a vital source of income. So now the time had come to test the First Order's intentions with regard to its mandate over the hyperlanes that fed into Coalition space.

 

The eight ship formation had traveled from Corellia along the historic Corellian Trade Spine, reverted back to normal space just south of Yag'dhul in order to calculate a course along the Rimma Trade Route hyperlane. The formation had last checked its bearings at Eriadu and would shortly be dropping out of hyperspace in order to perform routine navigation computer checks in the Sluis Sector, in the vicinity of Dagobah. 

 

If allowed to continue from there, the group would continue down the Rimma hyperlane toward the destination of Pergitor, after which the formation would divide up to deliver parts and equipment to Demonsgate, Kesh, Utapau, and the Kathol Republic.

 

In any other sector of the galaxy, it would be an uneventful trip, the likes of which were made by unarmed freighters everyday. And if it proved to be such, then Corellia Digital would resume its normal shipping operations. Except, this was the First Order. And Corellia Digital had already lost some of its commercial shipping assets to the First Order. In many respects, the company owed its aggressive expansion into military-grade hardware to the ongoing conflict surrounding the First Order.

 

So what happened next would be completely up to the First Order to decide. They could do business or they could start some real Clone Wars chit.

 

Sor-Jan would prefer the former. He'd be lying if he said that Corellia Digital wouldn't jump at the opportunity to open up markets on Bespin, Skye, or Dosuum, but he was also prepared for the latter option should the First Order decide it would rather exchange turbolasers than credits.

 

 

Corellia Digital Corporate Fleet

1x MC80B Star Cruiser (Flagship)

SS Odyssey - 1200/1200

2x Recusant-class Light Destroyers

SS Intrepid - 1187/1187

SS Defiant - 1187/1187

3x MC63E Repellent-class Escort Cruiser

SS Guardian - 600/600

SS Sentry - 600/600

SS Defender - 600/600

2x Variable Geometry Self-Propelled Battle Droid, Mk III

Binary - 200/200

Hexadecimal - 200/200

Total Combat Fleet Length: 5,774m


HoloStation Switch

07 July 2018 - 08:20 PM

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HoloStation Switch in portable gaming configuration.

 

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  • Intent: A next generation hologame console for Corellia Digital's HoloStation franchise.
  • Image Source:
    • Logo by Nintendo (Photoshop by me)
    • Upper image compilation from Nintendo and Daily Mail.
    • Lower image from Nintendo.
  • Canon Link: N/A
  • Primary Source: Hologame | HoloStation 4 | HoloBoy Advanced

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  • Manufacturer: Corellia Digital
  • Affiliation: Open-Market
  • Model: HoloStation Switch
  • Modularity: No.
  • Production: Mass-Produced.

  • Material: Duralumin (interior housing/frame), Flexiplast (exterior covering/shell), Glasteel (front plate), hologram generator, and A/V electronics.

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  • Dedicated hologame console.
  • Supports portable hologaming.

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  • Limited Battery Life. It's a diatium power cell, not a Colossus reactor.
  • Limited Datacard Storage Space.
  • HoloNet connection required for on-line play.

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The HoloStation 4 was introduced in 844 ABY, shortly after Sor-Jan Xantha had taken over ownership of the struggling data enterprise that had been Corellia Digital at that point. While the HoloStation 4 has long been the hallmark of Corellia Digital's return to the hologame market, the market is now approaching 10 years since the HoloStation 4's introduction. This, Marque and his staff in the Research and Development section of Corellia Digital were tasked with developing the next generation hologame console for the company.

 

The HoloStation Switch is designed with maximum versatility in mind, and will phase out both the HoloStation 4 and the HoloBoy Advanced as those devices approach their projected end of life. Unlike the HoloBoy Advanced, which functioned as a datapad and comlink, the HoloStation Switch is a dedicated hologaming console even while displaying the same mobility as the HoloBoy. The Switch achieves this by housing the console inside a lightweight, self-enclosed console-monitor combination device that can be operated either hand-held or connected to a docking station. This allows the device to be played as a ordinary console while in the residence, then transitioned into a portable gaming device by simply grabbing it from the docking station on the fly.

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HoloStation Switch in Dock Station configuration.


I Need A Hirou

26 June 2018 - 07:49 AM

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ORIGINAL SERIES

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OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION

  • Intent: Create a new holovid series, inspired by stories about a Nezumi warrior.
  • Image Source: Ryan Lang. Holoflix logo art by me.
  • Canon Link: N/A
  • Primary Source: Holovid | Sithier Things

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

  • Manufacturer: Holoflix
  • Affiliation: Open-Market
  • Model: N/A
  • Modularity: No
  • Production: Mass-Produced

  • Material: Holovid broadcast

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • 26 episodes that set up a toy marketing campaign that will make younglings excited and adults regard this as the bane of their existence.

Strengths:

  • Streamable content, able to be viewed anywhere in the galaxy on a compatible holographic projector.

Weaknesses:

  • Subscription required.
  • HoloNet access required.

DESCRIPTION
Sometime after the events of the Omega War, Sor-Jan overheard stories about a Nezumi warrior who had been a turret gunner for Jorus Merrill's ship at the Battle of Castameer. Being that the source of this story was the "Baby Fett" clone cadet known as 3X744, Sor-Jan assumed that it was merely the product of a youngling's imagination. However, the enthusiasm with which the clone cadet told the story seemed to earnest and genuine that Sor-Jan didn't forget it tale and it stayed in the back of his mind.

 

Fast forward a few years, and Corellia Digital's holovid subsidiary was having problems successfully marketing a holo-cartoon that would allow them to expand their merchandising toward younglings. During a meeting with one of the art production staff, Sor-Jan relayed a few details of a Nezumi warrior and the idea curried favor with holovid animators who thought that such a kid-friendly character might easily captivate audiences.

 

I Need A Hirou follows the adventures of the titular protagonist, Hirou, a Nezumi knight in the Mouse Guard, in stories that unfold a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.


Sor-Jan Xantha's Pathfinder Armor

23 June 2018 - 11:08 PM

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  • Intent: A Star Wars variant of modernist ranger armor for use by Sor-Jan Xantha.
  • Image Source: Child's Finn Costume (Partycity.com), Jake Lloyd headshot from Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (screenshot). Photoshop by me.
  • Canon Link:  N/A
  • Primary Source: ExplorCorps Youngling Field Kit

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  • Classification: Multipurpose (Stealth)
  • Weight: Light
  • Resistances:

- Blasters: High

- Vibroblades: High

- Kinetic: Very Low

- Lightsabers: None

- Sonic: None

- EMP/ION: None

- Elemental: Low

- Other (Mechanical-based Sensors): Average

 

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  • Force Camouflage. The Taozin skin nodules stitched into the reinforced shoulders of the jacket function in a manner that cloaks the wearer's presence within the Force.
  • Sensor Jammer. The baffleweave underlay interferes with most motion tracking or mechanical-based sensory input devices.
  • Spider Silk Armor: The use of shell spider silk in the shirt and trousers allows those components to deflect blaster fire as well as vibroblade strikes.
  • Durable Construction: The core of the jacket functions like a light armored blast vest, while the use of duranex in the trousers and spacer's leather in the sleeves extends the wear of the clothing even with frequent use. It's not high fashion, nor is it fine fabric, but it doesn't tear easily and holds up to even.
  • Water Resistant: The trousers and jacket are both treated for water resistance, allowing them to retain their thermal retention properties in incremental weather or very humid environments.

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  • Must be wearing the jacket in order to benefit from the Taozin effect.
  • Must be wearing the jacket in order to benefit from the sensor jammer.
  • No Lightsaber Protection or Resistance.
  • No Sonic, Ion, or EMP Protection.
  • Low Ballistic/Kinetic Resistance.
  • No Head Protection: No enclosed helmet or air supply means this suit provides no respiratory support or head protection in case of accident or attack.
  • Low Elemental Protection: This suit is designed for all weather in temperate climates. It is not designed for prolonged exposure in desert or arctic conditions. The overall design lacks sufficient thermal retention to provide adequate protection under extremes of cold. The suit is flame retardant, but lacks adequate thermal protection to shield the wearer from extremes of heat.

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At first blush, Sor-Jan Xantha's chosen "armor" may have merely seemed to be common spacer's attire for a Corellian scoundrel. While intended to support the slicer's high-tech adventures, the concept and construction of the armor was very low tech by design. The armor concealed his presence within the Force while also greatly reducing the effectiveness of motion sensor tracking to discern his movements. As Anzati racial traits render them undetectable to most life sign or biometric sensory devices (appearing on medical scanners as humanoid corpses), this allowed the Corellian Jedi to pass undetected by most conventional systems and Force-based perception. Highly trained Force Users could still be capable of perceiving him, however.

 

The armor incorporated components woven of Shell Spider Silk, which provided protection against the two most common weapons in the galaxy; blasters and vibroblades. However, the armor exhibited Sor-Jan's overall reliance on the Force as it provided minimal protection against the environment (for which Jedi have Tapas) and no head protection at all.

 

The jacket itself, outside the Taozin shoulder reinforcements and baffleweave underlay, was a rather unremarkable model from off the rack in any number of stores around the Corellian or Duros sectors of the galaxy. The trousers were constructed of a durable material and featured the second-class Corellian bloodstripe decoration on them. The shirt was collarless, made in a wrap-around style that formed a V at the neckline. The utility belt included a drop-leg style holster that could hold a small pistol strapped to the right thigh. The items included in the utility belt were identical to those carried by Sor-Jan while a Jedi Knight during the Clone Wars.

 

Though very few would recognize it today, the front of the jacket included the rank insignia tab of a general in the Grand Army of the Galactic Republic at the time of the Clone Wars.