Monday, July 30, 2012

Going Legit: The Gold Roost Inn

During the various campaigns of Direwolf Squad, Celgo and his wife Akaavi founded the most famous watering hole in the galaxy: the Gold Roost Inn. Built as a space station orbiting Hoth, no expense was spared for its services. Featuring exotic dancers, strong drinks, and a combat arena it soon became the favorite haunt of many a freezing soldier. The two most popular drinks were "Emerald Leaf Pint", guaranteed to give good luck, and "Sucker Punch Ale" able to knock out any patron regardless of race... 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Conflicting Emotions

After their escape, Novon and his comrades had formed into the legendary "Direwolf Squad" the most powerful group of soldiers in the Republic military. However a great dilemma emerged with such fame. Having repeatedly fought alongside Elara Dorne, he had begun to develop feelings for her. Unfortunately at the same time he had become close with Republic spy Ava Jaxo. Knowing that both relationships would soon reach their apex, Novon peered into the future. Only two years ahead, he saw a burning Imperial prison with him only being able to save one of the two women, never both...

Saturday, July 21, 2012

HK-51

At the farthest reaches, of the galaxy, an ancient silver-grey droid hummed to life. Part of the famed Hunter-Killer line he knew forty thousand ways to kill living things, thirty-nine thousand nine hundred and fifty involving extreme pain.  Once free, the droid explored the galaxy until it stumbled upon Dras Edoc'sil. It made history as the first traveler to survive the world's myriad defenses. After trying and failing to kill Orono, the droid swore fealty to his House under the name "HK-51". Such was his loyalty that the technicians were able to make eight additional copies of him without incident. HK-51 soon gained a reputation as the best assassin House Zoiji had to offer...

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Back on the Grid: Novon's Return

After an hundred and fifty year period of disappearance, Novon entered Republic space. Contrary to the oft-repeated rumor that he had finally died, Novon was held in the experimental prison known as the Shade Stockade. Able to travel through a large number of dimensions, no known maps could track it. After quietly biding his time, he broke free of his chains and found the prototype starship the Grey Wolf. Along the way, he came and free a group of fellow soldiers: Elara Dorne the medic, Aric Jorgan the strategist, M1-4X the war droid, Yuun a Gand hunter and Tanno Vik the demolitionist. In a heated gunfight they escaped to known space to the great joy of the Republic and House Zoiji...

Saturday, July 14, 2012

True Nature Revealed: Ancient Oaths

While the galaxy at large was enjoying an unparalleled level of prosperity due to the efforts of House Zoiji, not all were content. Several ousted politicians and Senators soon conspired to take back their power. Concealed by the raucous nature of a Zoiji banquet, they entered the lavish inn owned by the House on Corellia and waited until nightfall. When all of House Zoiji had fallen asleep, the twelve conspirators stabbed at them and bled them dry. To their horror, each of the Zoiji family rose again and attacked them. Using the darkest rituals, the immortals drained their assassins of all life to restore their wounds. However the entire Republic viewed this act via hologram and was shocked. To assuage their fears Orono stood before them and said, 


"Honorable citizens of the Republic, I urge you to resist your fear. Yes, each of us has stood before you in as many forms as there are stars, but think of our gifts to you. Under our guidance the Republic has enjoyed untold prosperity and wealth. It is now within our power to hold dominion over not just the Sith of this galaxy, but the entire universe. And what have those who came before us given you? Nothing but misery and death. If you accept our leadership, each of you shall be part of a utopia that will stand for millennia. Simply bend the knee, and the greatest founts of knowledge and wisdom will be yours." 


Swayed by his words, each Republic citizen bowed before him and swore an oath of fealty to House Zoiji, even in the Forgotten Tongue. This bound them to support Orono and his family in the coming revolution...

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Novon's Disappearance: Metamorphosis of Kozin Zoiji

While Orono had been laying out his plan for galactic domination, his son Novon and his brother Kozin were subduing pocket revolutions on Republic worlds. What should have been a routine patrol on Hoth ended in a bloodbath with Novon declared missing in action. No matter where Kozin searched, he could not find his brother and comrade. Having formed a bond with him over five millenniums of life, Kozin fell into deep despair. Over time, he became completely secluded from regular life, only emerging from the estate at Dras Edoc'sil to either fight in the fiercest revolutions, hunt wild beasts or enter drunken murder sprees targeting Sith Lords. His appearance changed drastically as well, with his hair turning gray, his lithe form becoming large and towering, and his face bore scars given to him by a vine cat before its death. This, combined with his savage nature, led others to call him the "Old Aurochs". Kozin would have remained in this stupor forever had he not encountered one Padawan: Kira Carsen. Just as Nadia Grell did with Orono centuries before, she helped him find a new purpose in life. This would lead to them becoming much more than just master and pupil...

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Relics of the Clone Wars: Resurrecting Count Dooku and General Grievous

With the implementation of his plans only a century away, Orono decided he needed lieutenants to help him run his empire.  After scouring all of his memories, he found two worthy candidates: Count Dooku and General Grievous. Journeying into the darkest regions of the Force, he found their spirits and returned them to the physical world. Despite initial resistance, both accepted the offer when given eternal life... 

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

The Skywalker Purge: Rise of the Zoiji Confederacy

WIth Xhulon helping to maintain the facade of war, Orono took one final gaze into the future. The Rebel Alliance would fight the Galactic Empire for control of the galaxy once again. However instead of of surviving in the fringes of each system, the Rebels were able to push back the Empire in a series of routs with the help of forces from House Zoiji. The true goals of House Zoiji would become clear after the defeat of the Empire. Just days after the founding of the New Republic, Orono saw himself summoning all the forces of his House to oust the Skywalkers in one great coup d'├ętat. He also discovered that Luke Skywalker, through his lineage with Vader was the prophesied "Vein of Evil" After stripping Luke of his power and killing him, Orono placed him in a Rakatan mind prison, preventing his soul from ever becoming one with the Force. In place of the New Republic came the Zoiji Confederacy, a magocracy with all nine members of the Zoiji family at the helm. Possessing experience from several thousand years of life, they could lead the galaxy through any conflict...

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Anonymous Wedding

Seven years later a grand wedding was held on Dras Edoc'sil with all of House Zoiji in attendance along with several hundred friends of the family. When the ceremonies were over, Ashara Zavros had become immortal and joined House Zoiji, gaining access to their vast family fortune. Unfortunately Imperial spies were discovered at the event. Xhulon quickly chased down and eliminated each of them. To ensure that no rivals could ever hurt his new bride, Xhulon also confronted the numerous information brokers of the galaxy and either bribed or killed them to maintain their silence. Therefore this joyous event was unknown to all but House Zoiji...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

A Menagerie of Followers

In his travels as both a rising Sith Lord and as head of the Dark Council, Xhulon gathered a wide variety of disciples. The first was Khem Val, a millennia old assassin bound in his servitude via a trial by combat.  The next to follow were the pirate Andronikus Revel, the wayward Padawan Ashara Zavros and the deadly Kaleesh warrior Xalek (zay-lek). While the others warned against personal attachment, Xhulon could not help but become attracted to Ashara throughout his travels. She was the first woman, not to mention a Togruta that called his scarred, crimson horned face, "beautiful". Her pure soul helped him find peace in the line between darkness and light and feel compassion in his heart after years of oppression and discrimination as a slave. In return, Xhulon trained her until her skill and power had increased ten thousandfold and eventually asked for her hand in marriage...