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Would have thought you woulda went a friend of the Jedi 😉

<Snipped quote by Theyra>

I'm gonna have to say no to this since there's no evidence of a clone receiving order 66 and disobeying it. It made sense in legends where it was just an order but the control chip adds new depth too it. There are cases of Clones hunting Jedi after who managed to defy the order. So down the line there could be possibility for clones. If you can find a canonical (not legends) example other than legends feel free to prove me wrong.


Before I start work this morning, I got to do a bit of brief research on the topic and as it turns out, there are instances in which the behavioral modification chips are circumvented in Disney's canon. Going from the SW wiki:

It was possible in rare cases for some clones to resist the will of the chips and hesitate from executing the order, but the act was extremely difficult, and only removing the chip entirely could free a clone from the compulsion to carry out Order 66.

...

The chips were durable, with malfunctions being rare: out of the millions of clones that served in the Grand Army of the Republic over the course of the Clone Wars, only one, Tup, was known to have a malfunctioning chip However, a chip malfunction could also prove lethal, as after Tup's chip malfunctioned, it not only broke down and began to rot, but his health began to deteriorate rapidly, culminating in his death shortly after the chip was removed.


There's also an episode in The Clone Wars (which is one of the things made prior to Disney also explicitly deemed as "new canon") where Rex gets his inhibitor chip removed:


So from what i'm gathering from its sources and such, it's certainly possible for a clone to exist to resist Order 66 even with the chips in Disney lore, but this would prove to be an immense feat of willpower to do so, and might very well result in some neurological/psychological damages as a result of defying the chip. There could also be a very narrow time window between when the order would be given and the time for the clone trooper to get to a surgeon in order to get the chip removed, but since it's defined that the chip itself was poorly-understood throughout even most medical personnel in wider space, it wouldn't be a scenario where they could just go to the local clinic and pop the chip right out.

It might make for an interesting plotline early on, though.

@Sep @Theyra
Oh, important question I forgot to ask: Are we gonna be using Legends or Disney lore?
Eh, sounds kinda neat. I'll toss my hat into this ring.




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To appease the home front and the increasingly influential and discontented Social Democratic Party, von Baden and promised extensive reforms to the tired people of Germany. With assurances to extend representation, ease conscription, and provide wartime pensions, von Baden had managed to prevent the immediate rebellion of Germany's most discontent, if he had only just as soon issued commitments that would prove tough to keep. After years of debate and consultation, the Treaty of Rotterdam officially signified the end of the Great War. Agreeing to no territorial exchanges, Germany would agree to pay reparations to Belgium and little else, even going as far as to denounce any territorial claims in their East Asian holdings unto the neutral Chinese, done out of the belief that Japan had done nothing to be rewarded throughout the course of the war.

With millions dead or grievously wounded, scores of political prisoners taken, and few significant gains as a result, the most generous clause of the Great War was one of a bitter status quo. The damage was one, sealed and irreversible as they were etched into the annals of history. There was little left for Germany to do but continue, few ways to proceed other than forward. And so, Germany marched onward.

At the conclusion of the Great War, Germany had found herself in much the same condition as she did in its beginning: With few allies, many enemies, an over-stretched Empire, and the clamor of its internal factions now more emboldened than ever before to seize what was so rightfully promised to them. In the following year, Germany withdrew its forces from the rapidly decaying Austro-Hungarian Empire as per demobilization of the country and transition into the civilian economy, yet the action would soon seal the fate of its sole accomplice in the region. Soon after, in spite of Kaiser Otto von Hapsburg's proclamation of a Confederation of Austrian States, the discontented peoples of the Hapsburg lands found themselves unwilling to merely accept any status quo. Sparked by the Siege of Brno and the returning Czechoslovak Legionnaires, one by one, states seceded from the crown, until the monarchist government was left with a paltry sum of what once remained of the mighty Austrian Empire.

Troubles for the recently-peacefound Empire failed to stop with the Austro-Hungarian Implosion. Just after the absence of the scorned Wilhelm II, his son and heir to the throne - Wilhelm III - soonafter announced his own abdication to the throne of Emperor and King of Prussia. Unlike that of his father, the exile of Wilhelm III was self-imposed, later admitting that he was, "...far too ashamed to stand before the people of Germany as a 'Heir of Ruination'". This left the incredibly young Wilhelm IV to lead the German Empire in what was possibly her most dire time. At only the age of 22, he was, unlike the majority of the Hohenzollern family, left near completely tutorless, to say little of his practical political experience; Although he technically had held the rank of Captain in the 1st Guards Regiment, he neither saw any active combat nor had any experience in any maneuvers aside from basic scholarship. Yet, with the tenured hand of Maximillain Von Baden at his side, Wilhelm IV was coronated in Brandenburg, headstrong in his assertion to the throne.

The coronation of the young prince into emperor did little to alleviate the unrest boiling below among the German people. In spite of the newfound Emperor's assured temperament, living conditions in Germany continued to deteriorate. The demobilization of Germany saw its wartime economy nosedive, and with both weak foreign and domestic markets Germany saw rampant unemployment, inflation, and with it economic and social instability. Lack of stability on a global scale as well as inflation due to excessive debt and financial mismanagement lead to the Goldmark’s value plummeting, wiping out vast swathes of industry almost overnight. In mere weeks, the value of the Goldmark hyperinflated almost exponentially. Barter economies became widespread throughout the country. So useless was the Goldsmark at one point that war veterans used the paper money the government payed them with to heat their homes. Hyperinflation threatened a near-breakdown of the German economy by the end of 1928.

Immense pressure from the completely bust economy saw very limited avenues of recovery. As a gesture of goodwill, the United States proposed the Wilson Plan, in which they offered financial assistance to the nations of Europe as a means to ensure a long-lasting peace. Von Baden was swift in his acceptance of the gesture, serving to inject the offerings of the plan directly into the German treasury. With this newfound money coming at virtually no price, the Reichstag just as soon began a lengthy debate on how quite this funding should be used to alleviate the current financial crisis. Although the monetary issues of the Goldmark were, in the short term, somewhat quelled, the Reichstag feared that the current procession of the economy would soon lead to an utter collapse in the private sector, if not acted upon soon. This, combined with the emboldened status of the Communist and Social Democratic parties provoked a distinct concern among the predominantly aristocratic Reichstag that, if not soon alleviated, would soon lead to a complete loss of control in the already-foundering German state. Under the influence of his court and Reichstag, Wilhelm IV quickly passed a series of emergency decrees on January 13th, 1929, aptly referred to as the Emergency Economic Powers Act. In effect, this gave the German government large amounts of control over the direction of the direction of industry, disallowed collective bargaining, and directly injected upwards of 70% of the previous Wilson Plan budget into the hands of private enterprises, such as the notable Junkers, Herr, und Krupp. Unincluded in any of these decrees were any of the aforementioned promises made by the earlier Maximilian Von Baden in the closing days of the Great War.

In effect, the decision to influence the German industry from a top-down, state capitalistic approach did very little to alleviate the needs of the average German citizen, where the decree was largely seen as an extension of the austerity of the wartime economy. In an era which promised lasting peace and prosperity, the average German was left jobless and often penniless. Despite an initial revitalization of some industry, the effects of the Act still left scores of Germans out of work and with promises unfulfilled. With such resentment built up over time and in time, the essential banishment of labor unions from Germany, a broad coalition of varied republicans, socialists, and communists banded their strength together, knowing now the only way for the dictatorship of the German Empire to end was a truly united front; Here, Die Einheitsfront was born.

On March 9th, 1929, the city of Cologne - set in the industrial heartland of Germany - experienced a wide series of strikes planned by the Einheitsfront in response to massive unemployment, mismanagement of funds by factory owners, and most importantly, the hyper-inflated pricing of food. Although an initial response from Berlin set to the rioters was somewhat muted, in time, clashes erupted between the Einheitsfront and the local Westfalen Freikorps, which eventually sprawled out into a gigantic, near city-wide battle between the two. Over the course of several days, the fighting escalated in scale and ferocity, calling upon a deployment of soldiers from all over the Empire to quell the unrest. Fighting soonafter spread into Bavaria, Hesse, and Alsace, with a series of states soon reported takeovers at municipal levels. Soldiers in many regions, unconvinced of the crown's wishes to fulfill any of their previous promises, took up arms in conjunction with the United Front. The combat even spilled over into the neighboring German Austria, a revolutionary surge from the neighboring Czechoslovakia and Hungary unable to be quelled by the decaying Hapsburg rule. The lines in the sand were now clearly drawn: The German Civil War had begun.

After months of vicious and brutal fighting, assisted by the recently revolutionized government of neighboring Poland, the German Civil War had come to a close. The Einheitsfront emerged victorious, the vanquished monarchists and proto-fascists were killed, imprisoned, or exiled, and in the place of the old Hohenzollern monarchy a new constitutional system was to be implemented. However, given the multipartisan composition of the United Front, there was initially much heated debate over what form the new government was to take. Supporters of the old Social Democratic Party were in favor of a mixed socialist welfare state, whereas the communists wished to completely revolutionize the old system, dismantle its last pieces, and instate a collective egalitarian society. After months of infighting and power struggles which resulted in rather comical events like the 1930 Reichstag Brawl, the KPD emerged victorious, thanks in no small part to the influence of Poland. In 1931, the constitution of the country was created, solidifying Germany's position as a communist state, and Ernst Toller was voted in as the first President of the German Council Republic, with Johannes Hoffman elected as the first Chancellor.

Toller's performance as the first president was one filled with a rather heavy duty before him, and one which he achieved with a very mixed legacy. Although responsible for a wide variety of initial projects to assist Germany's recovery, Toller was known for his general ineptitude towards appointing effective personnel as well as his general lack of urgency towards any situation. For example, Toller's choice of Foreign Minister, a certain Dr. Franz Lipp, had insisted that every single key to the restrooms in the German parliament had been stolen by the monarchists when fleeing, had issued a declaration of war towards Switzerland when they had refused to lend Germany 53 trucks (The result of which lasted approximately six hours and the only skirmish entailed within had the only casualty listed as a German patrol dog), and, had he not suffered from a heart attack and died on the typewriter from which he was stationed, would have issued a declaration of war upon the Empire of Japan for "the failure to purchase sufficient quantities of German tractors". The only instance in which he had broken this trend was due to his belief that the army would attempt to coup him, and thus, in a bid to curb their political influence, kept the Red Army preoccupied with construction projects, such as bridges, roads, and opera houses, that - while nice to have - Germany did not particularly need. As such, on the commencation of war in China, Toller was very quick to persuade the KPD to lend aid to China, eventually serving to funnel over as many postwar surplus materiel as could be provided.

With the new election cycle in 1936, Toller had proven to be nowhere near as popular enough to necessitate a repeated term, and was soon ousted by the new electee, Eugen Leviné. While certainly proving to be more apt than the previous Toller, Leviné only enjoyed lukewarm reception throughout the wider German population. Although he, unlike his predecessor, had made more conceited efforts to reaffirm the reconstruction program of Germany in the wake of both the Great War and the Civil War, his outspokenly audacious nature committed him to a more aggressively ideological crowd, and for the vast majority of Germans, simply any sign of improvement was a much-needed bolster to the more weary German people. However, come the next election, the UCDP had proposed just the candidate...

Albert Einstein had previously made his living as a world-renowned physicist, and showed only limited interest in political office. Only at the repeated insistence of his accomplices did he, after much debate, make the decision to run for office for President in the 1940 Election. With only a narrow margin of success - boiled down to the most minuscule of percentage difference - Einstein rose as the Third President of Germany. He soon proved to be Germany's most popular president to date. As a result of his series of collective, mutualist economic reforms - in addition to hiss expressive personality, keen inquisitive sense, wit, intelligence, and highly developed sense of empathy - made him enormously popular within and outside of Germany. During Einstein's presidency, the German economy began booming, proving to have completely recovered from the devastation of two wars, and soon after blossoming further as the industry began its steady growth under the UCPD's policy. To this day, Einstein is regarded as the most popular president of Germany to date.

Serving the maximum of two terms, the successor to his position, Wilhelm Stoph currently resides as a modest presider over the DRR. Largely considered to be a more homely president as opposed to many potential candidates, his popularity and legacy remains middling, though how much of this is due to the previous popularity of Einstein remains to be seen. Nevertheless, 1955 marks an election year for the German Council Republic, and the horrors of the Great War are fast becoming a distant memory in the eyes of the people.

The Home of the World Revolution peers out into the world, for it knows of the inevitable struggle between proletariat and bourgeois. For Germany, question of world revolution remains not as "if"...only "when" and "how"...
Note: I took Evan's advice and figured it was probably a better idea to have a good app done now rather than a perfect app done next month...or in 2021. So anyway, here it is:







Nation:
German Council Republic / German Soviet Republic (German: Deutsches Räterepublik)
Map:





History:




To appease the home front and the increasingly influential and discontented Social Democratic Party, von Baden and promised extensive reforms to the tired people of Germany. With assurances to extend representation, ease conscription, and provide wartime pensions, von Baden had managed to prevent the immediate rebellion of Germany's most discontent, if he had only just as soon issued commitments that would prove tough to keep. After years of debate and consultation, the Treaty of Rotterdam officially signified the end of the Great War. Agreeing to no territorial exchanges, Germany would agree to pay reparations to Belgium and little else, even going as far as to denounce any territorial claims in their East Asian holdings unto the neutral Chinese, done out of the belief that Japan had done nothing to be rewarded throughout the course of the war.

With millions dead or grievously wounded, scores of political prisoners taken, and few significant gains as a result, the most generous clause of the Great War was one of a bitter status quo. The damage was one, sealed and irreversible as they were etched into the annals of history. There was little left for Germany to do but continue, few ways to proceed other than forward. And so, Germany marched onward.

At the conclusion of the Great War, Germany had found herself in much the same condition as she did in its beginning: With few allies, many enemies, an over-stretched Empire, and the clamor of its internal factions now more emboldened than ever before to seize what was so rightfully promised to them. In the following year, Germany withdrew its forces from the rapidly decaying Austro-Hungarian Empire as per demobilization of the country and transition into the civilian economy, yet the action would soon seal the fate of its sole accomplice in the region. Soon after, in spite of Kaiser Otto von Hapsburg's proclamation of a Confederation of Austrian States, the discontented peoples of the Hapsburg lands found themselves unwilling to merely accept any status quo. Sparked by the Siege of Brno and the returning Czechoslovak Legionnaires, one by one, states seceded from the crown, until the monarchist government was left with a paltry sum of what once remained of the mighty Austrian Empire.

Troubles for the recently-peacefound Empire failed to stop with the Austro-Hungarian Implosion. Just after the absence of the scorned Wilhelm II, his son and heir to the throne - Wilhelm III - soonafter announced his own abdication to the throne of Emperor and King of Prussia. Unlike that of his father, the exile of Wilhelm III was self-imposed, later admitting that he was, "...far too ashamed to stand before the people of Germany as a 'Heir of Ruination'". This left the incredibly young Wilhelm IV to lead the German Empire in what was possibly her most dire time. At only the age of 22, he was, unlike the majority of the Hohenzollern family, left near completely tutorless, to say little of his practical political experience; Although he technically had held the rank of Captain in the 1st Guards Regiment, he neither saw any active combat nor had any experience in any maneuvers aside from basic scholarship. Yet, with the tenured hand of Maximillain Von Baden at his side, Wilhelm IV was coronated in Brandenburg, headstrong in his assertion to the throne.

The coronation of the young prince into emperor did little to alleviate the unrest boiling below among the German people. In spite of the newfound Emperor's assured temperament, living conditions in Germany continued to deteriorate. The demobilization of Germany saw its wartime economy nosedive, and with both weak foreign and domestic markets Germany saw rampant unemployment, inflation, and with it economic and social instability. Lack of stability on a global scale as well as inflation due to excessive debt and financial mismanagement lead to the Goldmark’s value plummeting, wiping out vast swathes of industry almost overnight. In mere weeks, the value of the Goldmark hyperinflated almost exponentially. Barter economies became widespread throughout the country. So useless was the Goldsmark at one point that war veterans used the paper money the government payed them with to heat their homes. Hyperinflation threatened a near-breakdown of the German economy by the end of 1928.

Immense pressure from the completely bust economy saw very limited avenues of recovery. As a gesture of goodwill, the United States proposed the Wilson Plan, in which they offered financial assistance to the nations of Europe as a means to ensure a long-lasting peace. Von Baden was swift in his acceptance of the gesture, serving to inject the offerings of the plan directly into the German treasury. With this newfound money coming at virtually no price, the Reichstag just as soon began a lengthy debate on how quite this funding should be used to alleviate the current financial crisis. Although the monetary issues of the Goldmark were, in the short term, somewhat quelled, the Reichstag feared that the current procession of the economy would soon lead to an utter collapse in the private sector, if not acted upon soon. This, combined with the emboldened status of the Communist and Social Democratic parties provoked a distinct concern among the predominantly aristocratic Reichstag that, if not soon alleviated, would soon lead to a complete loss of control in the already-foundering German state. Under the influence of his court and Reichstag, Wilhelm IV quickly passed a series of emergency decrees on January 13th, 1929, aptly referred to as the Emergency Economic Powers Act. In effect, this gave the German government large amounts of control over the direction of the direction of industry, disallowed collective bargaining, and directly injected upwards of 70% of the previous Wilson Plan budget into the hands of private enterprises, such as the notable Junkers, Herr, und Krupp. Unincluded in any of these decrees were any of the aforementioned promises made by the earlier Maximilian Von Baden in the closing days of the Great War.

In effect, the decision to influence the German industry from a top-down, state capitalistic approach did very little to alleviate the needs of the average German citizen, where the decree was largely seen as an extension of the austerity of the wartime economy. In an era which promised lasting peace and prosperity, the average German was left jobless and often penniless. Despite an initial revitalization of some industry, the effects of the Act still left scores of Germans out of work and with promises unfulfilled. With such resentment built up over time and in time, the essential banishment of labor unions from Germany, a broad coalition of varied republicans, socialists, and communists banded their strength together, knowing now the only way for the dictatorship of the German Empire to end was a truly united front; Here, Die Einheitsfront was born.

On March 9th, 1929, the city of Cologne - set in the industrial heartland of Germany - experienced a wide series of strikes planned by the Einheitsfront in response to massive unemployment, mismanagement of funds by factory owners, and most importantly, the hyper-inflated pricing of food. Although an initial response from Berlin set to the rioters was somewhat muted, in time, clashes erupted between the Einheitsfront and the local Westfalen Freikorps, which eventually sprawled out into a gigantic, near city-wide battle between the two. Over the course of several days, the fighting escalated in scale and ferocity, calling upon a deployment of soldiers from all over the Empire to quell the unrest. Fighting soonafter spread into Bavaria, Hesse, and Alsace, with a series of states soon reported takeovers at municipal levels. Soldiers in many regions, unconvinced of the crown's wishes to fulfill any of their previous promises, took up arms in conjunction with the United Front. The combat even spilled over into the neighboring German Austria, a revolutionary surge from the neighboring Czechoslovakia and Hungary unable to be quelled by the decaying Hapsburg rule. The lines in the sand were now clearly drawn: The German Civil War had begun.

After months of vicious and brutal fighting, assisted by the recently revolutionized government of neighboring Poland, the German Civil War had come to a close. The Einheitsfront emerged victorious, the vanquished monarchists and proto-fascists were killed, imprisoned, or exiled, and in the place of the old Hohenzollern monarchy a new constitutional system was to be implemented. However, given the multipartisan composition of the United Front, there was initially much heated debate over what form the new government was to take. Supporters of the old Social Democratic Party were in favor of a mixed socialist welfare state, whereas the communists wished to completely revolutionize the old system, dismantle its last pieces, and instate a collective egalitarian society. After months of infighting and power struggles which resulted in rather comical events like the 1930 Reichstag Brawl, the KPD emerged victorious, thanks in no small part to the influence of Poland. In 1931, the constitution of the country was created, solidifying Germany's position as a communist state, and Ernst Toller was voted in as the first President of the German Council Republic, with Johannes Hoffman elected as the first Chancellor.

Toller's performance as the first president was one filled with a rather heavy duty before him, and one which he achieved with a very mixed legacy. Although responsible for a wide variety of initial projects to assist Germany's recovery, Toller was known for his general ineptitude towards appointing effective personnel as well as his general lack of urgency towards any situation. For example, Toller's choice of Foreign Minister, a certain Dr. Franz Lipp, had insisted that every single key to the restrooms in the German parliament had been stolen by the monarchists when fleeing, had issued a declaration of war towards Switzerland when they had refused to lend Germany 53 trucks (The result of which lasted approximately six hours and the only skirmish entailed within had the only casualty listed as a German patrol dog), and, had he not suffered from a heart attack and died on the typewriter from which he was stationed, would have issued a declaration of war upon the Empire of Japan for "the failure to purchase sufficient quantities of German tractors". The only instance in which he had broken this trend was due to his belief that the army would attempt to coup him, and thus, in a bid to curb their political influence, kept the Red Army preoccupied with construction projects, such as bridges, roads, and opera houses, that - while nice to have - Germany did not particularly need. As such, on the commencation of war in China, Toller was very quick to persuade the KPD to lend aid to China, eventually serving to funnel over as many postwar surplus materiel as could be provided.

With the new election cycle in 1936, Toller had proven to be nowhere near as popular enough to necessitate a repeated term, and was soon ousted by the new electee, Eugen Leviné. While certainly proving to be more apt than the previous Toller, Leviné only enjoyed lukewarm reception throughout the wider German population. Although he, unlike his predecessor, had made more conceited efforts to reaffirm the reconstruction program of Germany in the wake of both the Great War and the Civil War, his outspokenly audacious nature committed him to a more aggressively ideological crowd, and for the vast majority of Germans, simply any sign of improvement was a much-needed bolster to the more weary German people. However, come the next election, the UCDP had proposed just the candidate...

Albert Einstein had previously made his living as a world-renowned physicist, and showed only limited interest in political office. Only at the repeated insistence of his accomplices did he, after much debate, make the decision to run for office for President in the 1940 Election. With only a narrow margin of success - boiled down to the most minuscule of percentage difference - Einstein rose as the Third President of Germany. He soon proved to be Germany's most popular president to date. As a result of his series of collective, mutualist economic reforms - in addition to hiss expressive personality, keen inquisitive sense, wit, intelligence, and highly developed sense of empathy - made him enormously popular within and outside of Germany. During Einstein's presidency, the German economy began booming, proving to have completely recovered from the devastation of two wars, and soon after blossoming further as the industry began its steady growth under the UCPD's policy. To this day, Einstein is regarded as the most popular president of Germany to date.

Serving the maximum of two terms, the successor to his position, Wilhelm Stoph currently resides as a modest presider over the DRR. Largely considered to be a more homely president as opposed to many potential candidates, his popularity and legacy remains middling, though how much of this is due to the previous popularity of Einstein remains to be seen. Nevertheless, 1955 marks an election year for the German Council Republic, and the horrors of the Great War are fast becoming a distant memory in the eyes of the people.

The Home of the World Revolution peers out into the world, for it knows of the inevitable struggle between proletariat and bourgeois. For Germany, question of world revolution remains not as "if"...only "when" and "how"...


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Humans:
Human beings - in the odd event that you have never seen one before - are medium-sized mammalian creatures, averaging approximately 1.7 meters in height. Humans possess a wide degree of skin and hair tones, most of which is inherited through ancestry or environment, and ranges from dark ebony to sheer white, with oakwood and brownish tones being among the most common. Sexual dimorphism is present, often expressed in females lacking facial hair and being approximately 0.1 to 0.3 meters shorter than their male counterparts. Their eyes are slightly slanted, ranging in shape from a broad bead-like form to being narrow and almond-proportioned. The eyes of a human take the form of a pupil and colored iris acting as the focus lens amidst white-colored scallia. A majority of irises are brown in color, although green, blue, and greyish shades exist. Human beings are adorned in body hair, which varies in thickness depending on region and environment. Most of a human’s body hair is found on the scalp, underarms, and genitals, and is most often brown or black in color. Yellowish or reddish colorations are also possible, but are rare.

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Ket’Kaal:
Standing anywhere from 2 to 2.4 meters in height, Ket’Kaal are sextrupped beings with some rough outward similarities to humans, if heavily differing in many key aspects. Ket possess 6 digits per hand, each tipped in a hard, calcified talon similar in function to a claw. A Ket’s middle and ring fingers are both opposable, functioning more akin to thumbs than as traditional digits. Their uppermost set of arms are known as the axilla superior, and are defined by their superior muscle tone and strength. Their lowermost set are referred to as the axilla inferior. While the superior limbs primarily assist in vertical locomotion and transport, the inferior limbs possess finer muscle memory and more precise manual dexterity. Along their upper backs to their necks and axilla superior, Ket have calcified dermis which takes the forms of scales. In essence, these are highly ablative boney plates which naturally get shaven off to age or damage, and protect the neck, spine, and other vital areas around their upper limbs.

Using their superior arms in tandem with their legs, Ket are adept climbers and diggers. Naturally, Ket possess a strong sense of verticality. In their native environment, Ket filled their role in their high-altitude ecosystems through ambush hunting, often tracking down their prey many meters above or below, then unexpectedly pouncing upon their prey. Once ambushed, a Ket will pin down their prey with their superior arms and legs, and will either attempt to strangle their prey with their inferior limbs, or will attempt to use either their calcified horns or their many teeth and fangs to bash through their victim's skull, or to bite and remove a critical vein. While individual Ket were perfectly able to fend and hunt on their own, prowling in packs was often a vital part of hunting larger game. In bands as large as two dozen, Ket routinely hunted marmarosques, enormous, hulking apex predators which could grow to be as large as six tons.

As might be expected from creatures of their size, Ket are voracious eaters as well as extreme omnivores. With the assistance of their flexible mandibles and their strong thyroids, Ket often swallow food whole, grinding it to pieces as it tears along their teeth and is crushed along its way to the stomach. A doctor-recommended diet for a Ket involves consuming 7,000 Calories per day, with professional athletes and intense laborers often consuming up to 40,000 Calories per day.

Naturally, when a fateful pirate crew found the Ket homeworld in their primitive state, they were more than happy to give them guns and see what would happen.

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Sgriubh-á-Dubh

Cartilage:
It has long been speculated that the rather dark sense of humor the denizens of Cartilage possess have corrupted the original name of “Carthage” into its present-day form, yet detractors abide by the claim that the planet had always been settled by a more seedy ilk. Irrespective of the truth, Cartilage is

Nuevo Maracaibo:
With 98% of its surface covered in brackish water, Nuevo Maracaibo’s status as an ocean world holds great importance to the Commonwealth, in spite of its otherwise uninteresting appearance.

Queen’s Rock:
The largest moon of the gas giant Terranon III, the largest draw towards Queen’s Rock is the Morag Naval Academy, perhaps the single most prestigious institution dedicated toward naval arts in the Commonwealth, if not the galaxy. Credentials for allowing to instruct at Morag are infamously arduous; Only captains with several dozen - if not hundreds - of successful captures are invited, and any students are required to

Haeravon:
The ancestral homeworld of the Ket is

Connaught Crescent

Saint Antoinette

Victor’s Belt:
Any unfortunate, brave, foolhardy, unaware - or some combination of the aforementioned - pursuers of the Commonwealth’s armada will inevitably be led through Victor’s Belt. An enormous

Port Morgan

Dawston:
A sprawling, metropolitan ecumenopolis, Dawston is by far the most populous and developed of any planet in the Inigo Reach. Composed of more than 500 unique districts, Dawson is often referred to as the beating industrial heart of the Commonwealth. With innumerable shipyards, factories, refineries, and manufactorums on the planet alone, the sheer output of Dawston itself is equal to entire systems. With perhaps more than a trillion residents, the city-planet is a wholly impressive feat of arcology, possessing entire sub-cities present in its spires as many layers are built atop one another as they climb into the planet’s atmosphere. Housed deep within its many layers, entire artificial oceans provide the krill, kelp, squid, and musque to feed its teeming population. Plasma reactors recycle the waste and refuse of the city into energy and plastics. In its most bustling centers, the crowds often grow so thick that even simple movement must be done to the will of the streaming horde, lest one stop and be unceremoniously trampled before the marching horde.

Set in the middle of the Commonwealth’s most frequented trade routes, the amount of wealth which passes to and from the planet is too vast for all but the most sophisticated of computers to truly account for. The mere basis of the Commonwealth’s existence has brought riches to Dawston that even Imperial aristocrats might find enviable. Its people live comfortably - if many do not live lavishly - constantly in the pursuit of another cache of swag. In the markets of Dawston, “orders” are placed for any manner of necessity or luxury, to which any and all manner of privateers are more than happy to oblige.

Captain’s Landing

The Dust:
Seated at the foot of Natasha’s Nebula, The Dust is a beautiful, scenic planet. Coated in vibrant oranges and verdant greens nestled throughout its many valleys, all accompanied by a vibrant, painted sky illuminated by the shifting nebula above, the importance of The Dust

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F O L K L O R E:
For an oft-separated and often tumultuous society founded and operated by outlaws, the history of the Commonwealth is remarkably well-preserved. Yet, in spite of the fascinating plethora of information readily available, fundamental to the culture of the Commonwealth is

S P I R I T U A L I T Y A N D R E L I G I O N:
The topic of religion and spirituality in the Commonwealth has always been a strange anagram, difficult to immediately dissect. The Commonwealther is oft-described as, "Powerfully superstitious, but fiercely nonreligious." "Bad omens", "miserable luck", and "ominous signs" hold far more sway to the minds of Commonwealthers than any religious book or tenant. Testaments to the success or failure of others to heed "warning signs" and "bad feelings" are all the testament which a Commonwealther needs, for no holy book will ever do justice to describe the sheer strangeness of the void, by which a spacer's fortune and keen sense is easily a greater asset than unwavering faith. There are countless tiny rituals, charms, blessings, prayers, and sages plucked from the multitude of cultures by which the Commonwealth has absorbed, only being kept or discarded based on their perceived effectiveness.

In this sense, the motto proudly proclaiming, "No Gods shall be our master" is one of technical truth and perplexing contraries. Easier is it to proclaim that the buccaneers and spacers of the Commonwealth worship Lady Luck as a goddess without godhood.

Regardless, organized religion has rarely played a large role in the lives of a denizen of the Commonwealth, and it is unlikely that it is something which will change for the foreseeable future.

C U I S I N E:
With the overwhelming majority of food inside the Commonwealth being produced in aquaponic farms, an unsurprising number of dishes include ingredients derived from fish, mollusks, and a variety of aquatic plants and animals. As a necessity for extended space travel, Commonwealth cuisine often had to be made from ingredients which could be stored for long periods of time while also possessing enough vitamins to not cause malnutrition. Cultures have had a limited - but not extensive - impact on the Commonwealth’s diet as well. Ket are far from picky eaters: There were often recorded stories of first contact with Ket would include them eating bark straight from trees apropos corn on the cob and swallowing poisonous serpents whole. Igni were, by their own admission, largely a people who relied on scavenging and carrion feeding prior to their widespread cybernetic augmentation. As a result of the needs of feeding entire cities and ships full of people, most Commonwealth dishes are prepared and cooked in portions of feeding masses, not individuals or families.

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K-BARs: “Krill Bars” are condensed, meaty snacks, wrapped in kelp or rice.
Goureon: This hearty, oatmeal-like mash is created from salted whale milk, poured over vulbon flour and cooked over heat for several minutes. Fat is occasionally scraped from the sides, and the meal drained through a cheese strainer. The resulting meal is a very filling mash, served with the warm leftover whale milk. Often accompanied with K-BARs or vinefruit.
Kelp Scoops: Dried leaves of kelp are dipped into a side sauce made with mashed kelp, sour cream, and kuhlva butter.
Caviar: Decapus eggs are very salty, but very rich in protein and Vitamin D.

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Beverages:
Kuhlvin: Brewed from grinded kuhlva pods, the resulting concoction is rich in caffeine and taurine, with an aromatic, leafy flavor. Very similar to tea or coffee.
Cane Rum: Made from refined green cane molasses, cane rum is a sweet alcoholic beverage, often brewed with a variety of spices and infusions. Each distillery has their own special recipe, and ranges in potency from 30 to 100 Proof (15%-50% ABV)
Jin: Very potent liquor, often described as being “tasteless”. Exhumes a light fuschia vapor when just opened, and typically is 100 Proof (50% ABV).
Psyke: A flavored carbonated drink made from psi-poppy flowers. Has a bitter, but refreshing aftertaste similar to a sweet mint. More well-known for its slightly hallucinogenic effects, but one must drink this in large quantities for it to be very potent.

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I N D U S T R I A L C A P A C I T Y A N D T E C H:
The Commonwealth has a very straightforward approach to the sciences: If one cannot invent, imitate. If one cannot imitate, steal.

Denizens of the Commonwealth have historically never been afraid to “innovate”. In the earliest days of their history, the varied pirate outfits often lacked a large industrial base, and accordingly adapted via making the most out of what they could either scavenge or jury-rig. Centuries have passed since the loosest days of the Commonwealth, and the lessons learned from their predecessors have been taught in full. Now with full industrial bases, from extraction to aquaponics to shipyards, the fleets of the Commonwealth now sail full steam ahead, with the days of reliance upon pilfered goods and armor now long behind them.

Within the domain of the Commonwealth, countless factory workers labor away

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Flynn
Armaments and Armor

Gato Gordo
Credit
Currency Exchange

AKK
Communications
Robotics
Software

Ludbeck Robotics
Robotics
Hardware and Navsystems
Software

Vycious
Starfighters
Screening Ships

Rocksalt Arsenal
Armaments and Armor

Cheynne Pharmaceuticals and Biotech
Pharmaceuticals
Psytech
Biotechnology

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