Belkadan's Planetary Guide Mar 27, 2013 16:30:49 GMT -8
Post by Shaman Anaxilea on Mar 27, 2013 16:30:49 GMT -8
*At the edge of the Dalonbian sector sits the planet Belkadan, a world of tall dalloralla trees and small natural bodies of water.
Around 30,000 BBY during the Pre-Republic era, Belkadan was ruled by the Rakata which dominated much of the galaxy through their interstellar Infinite Empire. With the collapse of the Empire five thousands years later, the Rakatans retreated to their homeworld, leaving little trace as to how and why they left.
Millennia later the government on Belkadan was overthrown and replaced with a puppet government that was loyal to the Sith Empire.
In 25 ABY, Belkadan was the location of the outpost of ExGal-4, established by ExGal President Tobbert Dalonbian. The planet Belkadan was overrun by a Praetorite Vong agent Yomin Carr, who was portraying the identity of an ExGal-4 scientist. The atmosphere of Belkadan was also altered due to a Yuuzhan Vong beetle that excreted excess amounts of carbon dioxide and sulfur into the atmosphere. Although the beetles were small, they reproduced at a rapid pace that caused the atmospheric change to be rather drastic.
After the destruction of ExGal-4, the Yuuzhan Vong bioweapon receded and the new Yuuzhan Vong fleet entering the galaxy built a shipyard there. Another nearby sector, Sernpidal, also became a shipyard for the Yuuzhan Vong to rebuild forces lost by Shedao Shai and the Praetorite Vong.*
For more canon history, please see: starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Belkadan
Jedi vs Sith History:
*During the days of the 1.0 board, it was settled early by Aerandir Calmcacil, who founded the Jedi Academy there, created the Control Bunker as a governmental and planetary command facility, and developed the blueprints for the construction of the capital city of Kodeiv. With such movements to reproduce civilization on Belkadan, the world soon began to thrive once more, enjoying a quiet and peaceful period of little disturbance.
Politically, it was first a member of the now-defunct Eastern Rim Alliance, a collection of Jedi-controlled planets in the Eastern Outer Rim, then was brought under the banner of the Nova Union of Jedi Worlds, formed by Aerandir Calmcacil and fellow Jedi Xilum Oasis. At one point, it also used to be a part of the New Republic's government, with Aerandir as governor. However, the Nova Union quickly dissolved and the dwindling New Republic was dealt a crushing blow by the Imperial Alliance at Mon Calamari, causing Aerandir to act on an invitation from Lord Regent Matar Lyndruss to join the Phoenix Imperium, remaining as governor under their banner. Eventually, the Phoenix Imperium announced dissolution, and from there, Belkadan became a member of the Galactic Coalition of Confederated Systems, a democratic body.
At one point in recent history, Belkadan had also suffered being overrun by a virus-induced Plague infestation, which had consumed most of the population and just over half of the students of the Jedi Academy, forcing Aerandir, with much aid, to flee with as many survivors as possible. Much of the city and planet was devastated in the successful strike to regain the world, but has since been rebuilt and the infection eradicated.
Life went on as normal until an assault on the world by Aerandir's nemesis, a group calling themselves the "Earth Empire," but they too were utterly destroyed. However, part of the Jedi Academy was damaged, and other areas of the world needed to be rebuilt. The Jedi relocated to Felucia, while some remained to aid in the world's rebuilding. The Academy stands anew, as a Safe Haven to all Jedi, and a few caretakers remain, watching over the world as before.*
For more JvS history, please see: jvs.wikia.com/wiki/Belkadan
Current Ruling Factions:
Belkadan is a Safe Haven for any and all Jedi, whether or not affiliated with the Jedi Order, to come and feel at peace.
IC Sympathy Tends Towards:
The Jedi Order
Any with non-hostile intentions
Type Of RP And/Or SL Likely To Be Found:
Belkadan's number-one focus is a collaborative storyline environment, one all can enjoy. That being said, we are open to plot ideas, so long as they do not involve wars, violence that isn't preplanned, or intents to kill other characters without that character's permission and/or planning. We are also welcome to ideas of closed and private RPs, but we ask you to contact the planetary leaders first just so we know what is going on and so we can avoid interrupting anything. Pretty much everything else we are open to.
(Click here for definitions of RP and SL types.)
Rule Variations For This Planet:
As a silver-badge planet, Belkadan retains the right to create a reasonable set of rules concerning OOC conduct for this board, as explained in this thread. The list is short, but they are as follows:
No adult-themed content on the boards. This does not include excessive swearing or gore, which we would ask you tone back on both out of courtesy, but it is not required.
If planning an invasion or assault on specific characters, please have good IC reason for doing so only, and PM the planetary leaders or involved parties so that we may discuss the scenario first. As the topic above states, we reserve the right to deem any hostile force that appears without prior discussion illegitimate, but we will not use any OOC information IC, and we will be fair with you in discussions. Please see "Type of RP And/Or SL Likely To Be Found" for more information.
What To Expect As A New Arrival:
All types of writers are welcome, provided that you respect our wishes to focus our storylines on a peaceful and respectful environment.
New RPers and fresh RP faces are always welcome, and IC and OOC training can be found here.
To join the story here:
Arrive IC in Open Orbit and wait to receive landing permission from Belkadan Control. Or,
Receive permission OOC from Aerandir Calmcacil before arriving.
You may receive a PM upon arrival from the planetary leadership, just saying "Hello" and asking about your character, so we can possibly help your storyline progress, help our planet, and maybe find something we have in common.
We are happy to host closed closed RPs/private SLs if arrangements are made in advance via PM with Aerandir Calmcacil.
Basic Guidelines Of OOC Courtesy:
We believe in the value of OOC planning and collaboration. Help us help you, and we'll all enjoy the experience that much more.
We ask that all new arrivals request permission to land IC unless otherwise given permission OOC, or are part of a closed storyline. You may not receive as warm or prompt a welcome if you arrive on the surface unannounced or have not contacted us via PM.
Do not post OOC on the boards. There is a thread for that. Use it.
The Control Bunker is home of Belkadan Control, the security center for Belkadan in general, and was once the governmental headquarters. The bunker now serves as training center for the military of the world, as well as keeping an eye on affairs in orbit by aid of satellite feeds.
Jedi Safe Haven
Originally the Jedi Academy of Belkadan, the Safe Haven began as a small bunker when Aerandir Calmcacil first arrived on Belkadan, and was slowly expanded upon to accommodate for the growing number of students and their needs. The original building was badly damaged during the Plague War, and so was completely rebuilt as an entirely new building where the old building once stood before the surviving students were returned to their homes. It was damaged again during the Earth Empire's raid, but was eventually rebuilt and now stands as a Safe Haven for all Jedi across the galaxy.
After establishing the Control Bunker and the Academy, Aerandir soon began developing a new capital city in attempts to reintroduce civilization to the world of Belkadan. Upon completion, Belkadan soon began to thrive in a small, peaceful environment. It was partially destroyed during the Plague War and minimally damaged in the Earth Empire's raid, but was restored to its former glory after both attacks.
Belkadan may be a rather quiet world, but we welcome any and all Jedi writers looking to write a peaceful story upon the world to do so in any of the available locations. Whatever it is you decide to do, we hope you enjoy your RP upon the world. Welcome to Belkadan!