The Liberation of Arkanis
The battle of Endor is won, the New Republic has just been formed but the rebel soldiers within still call themselves rebels, more out of pride of the title than anything.
Arkanis is a training center for Imperial pilots, soldiers, and officers, under the rule of the Regency worlds but allied to the Empire giving it some autonomy and freedom other Imperial citizens lack. However, this has led to stunning conflict with Arkanis being home to a large number of Imperial soldiers and pilots as well as gained aid from local military rebel groups have a hard time pushing them out.
To help secure the planet still trying to train and arm Imperial soldiers, the New Republic has deployed the Courage Mon Calamari Star Cruiser and support fleet to the system along with New Republic troopers. The fleet has kept its distance but the planet is currently guarded by a three of Venator star destroyers with large crews of fighters and smaller corvettes backing them. While the rebels have only one large capital ship and several fighter groups available alongside the frigates and corvettes, the initial battle saw fierce fighting skies and in space between fighters with neither side willing to commit to full-scale fleet warfare.
While the Imperial pilots had numbers they lacked the training and quality ships, soon the rebels had destroyed to TIE fighters for them to continue to fight but the rebel pilots had lost far too many to have a hope of assaulting the Imperial fleet.
Yet the fighting in the air and in space has changed the war, Empress Leeya has turned on the Empire on the ground three-way war wages with the Imperial General in charge of academies and forces here battling against the Empress and her forces while rebel cells battle both. At this key moment, New Republic forces launch assaults on the planet to take key positions from the enemy.
One unit has been assigned to take a mountain fortress hed by Imperials rumored to hold local rebel leaders and aliens who are believed to be Jedi sympathizers. The Imperial forces here were exhausted and spent, having held the mountain pass for days when rebels landed they broadcasted surrender if they fought they would be overwhelmed and unlike the Empress's forces the New Republic soldiers wouldn't just execute them.
However, during the surrender, an assault from the Empress's forces has destroyed nearly all of the vehicles they have. Comms have been jammed, while rebel soldiers repelled the assault another one is coming and this one will be the biggest yet. With backs against the wall Imperials and Rebels must stand shoulder to shoulder or they may not survive the coming night.
A victory here could help end the war and see both sides leave the conflict with fewer casualties and allowing Imperial soldiers to safely leave the planet and rejoin the other survivors.
Hello and welcome! It's my first interest check in awhile but I thought something forcing decayed Imperial force and a motley crew of rebels to work together would be interesting. I was actually inspired to create this by the battle of Castle Itter where German soldiers and American soldiers fought against the SS together.
As such I wanted to create a scenario where Imperials and Rebels had to work together and they would have no chance of survival otherwise, the idea being that it's the end of the war for many of them. They know they can't hold the planet and they would prefer not to die, the goal being to have both factions work together in hopes of ending the fighting with Imperial's being allowed to retreat to join the other remnants.
That said the entire RP can't just be one battle at one old fortress in the mountains so the story does have a plan moving forward with the goal being once the prisoners are free few twists will come and the group will decide where to go.
As for rules, I'm pretty open but will not be having Jedi or Sith involved. This a boots on the ground war with soldiers gunning each other down, this is not a conflict where we will have Sith Inquistor leading a garrison or a Jedi knight as commander of the rebels.
That said I'm not really to picky about backgrounds, these soldiers are not all from the same units or rebel groups. They are surviors of attacks and battles gone by, they should be different. I'll mostly be playing NPC's and supporting cast with the focus being on the players battling through the war.
I hope to see your interest and thanks for reading through this!