| Welcome to Star Wars PBEM! - GM
Here is the current game timeline.
At the time of the Battle of Yavin (0 BeforeBY/AfterBY)
0 BBY (the very fist star wars movie)
The Battle of Yavin. Luke Skywalker destroys the Death Star before it can destroy the Rebel base on Yavin 4, with the assistance of Han Solo and Obi-Wan Kenobi's spirit. Luke Skywalker and Han Solo join the Rebel Alliance. Grand Moff Tarkin and Admiral Motti die in the destruction of the Death Star, and Darth Vader becomes Palpatine's ruthless second-in-command.
130 years later (ABY)
Star Wars: Legacy
The seat of Galactic government has been returned to Coruscant, with a new gleaming Jedi Temple as part of the skyline.
The Sith Order has been fully rebuilt, now lead by Darth Nihl and Darth Krayt, and poses a serious threat once again to the peace of the Galaxy. The Sith have attacked the Jedi Praxeum on Ossus and have left many casualties.
The Imperial Remnant has dramatically rebuilt and is once again calling itself the Galactic Empire, it is now ruled by an Emperor elected by the Moffs, and protected by Imperial Knights, a faction of Grey Jedi that are personally loyal to the Emperor.
In the aftermath of a three-way war between the Galactic Alliance, Galactic Empire, and the new Sith Order; the Galactic Empire is a major power in the Galaxy again (and the Sith have gained great power as well), and the Galactic Alliance is in a very weak position.
Most of the Jedi in Luke's New Jedi Order have been trained at the Jedi Praxeum (Academy) on Ossus and learned at least somewhat directly from him. The Jedi Academy, wherever it is, tends to be a base of operations for the Jedi, and sometimes a home when they are not performing other jobs for Luke or going about their personal lives.
At or around the age of five galactic standard years, You were found to be force sensitive and given over to the Jedi Praxeum on Ossus for training to replenish the lost Jedi ranks. Planet Ossus is a rich, lush world with many varieties terrain. As you can see when you are flying around and down to the Praxeum. This praxeum is a place to meet away from the influence of the Galactic Alliance government on Coruscant. Luke and his wife, Mara Jade Skywalker, raised their son, Ben Skywalker, in a home on Ossus. Jobs were created on Ossus for the families of Jedi cadets. There are many huge cities around the planet and ancient ruins of past Jedi days, both are off limits to padawan and below.
Your first memory of arriving still stands clear in your mind's eye: The shuttle settles gently down and you are lined up with other children. A Jedi in a black robe, who look upon you all with kind but very old eyes, opens the gangway and walks down motioning you all to follow. As you walk down the plank, you see ahead a beautifully manicured garden and a great arch with these word going up one side and down the other in beautifully written script.
The Jedi Code
There is no emotion; there is peace.
There is no ignorance; there is knowledge.
There is no passion; there is serenity.
There is no chaos; there is harmony.
There is no death; there is the Force.
The Pillars of Jedi Strength
The Jedi stops under the arch turns and pulls his hood down and says: "Welcome to the Jedi Praxeum. I am Luke Skywalker. I will be your initiate trainer. As you train, you will be selected by Jedi to be their padawan. If you don't get chosen, you will not become a Jedi. So train hard and do your very best. Your first lesson is to learn those words by heart. Now follow me to your new home."
Welcome to the game! Above is the commom background for the Jedi Trials game. This is where we will start all characters, yes, including Sith. If you wish to play something else, we can discuss that as well. The game will start with a email inviting your character to visit the council on your 21st birthday... But first we have to create a character. Note you can have more background. For example Annikin Skywalker, was a slave early in his life. You too could have some interesting beginnings.
Walk through the links in order at the left hand side. If there is any question, please don't hesitate to email.