I’d like to welcome you to the Battle Team Immortuae Thread.
Our first order of business is determining who is interested and which direction we will go in. Below, please find three proposals for a direction in which the Battle Team will go in. What I would like you to do is read through them and select which proposal you like the best, and vote for that one.
Proposal 1: Artifact/Sithspawn Requisition and Study
This is, admittedly, similar to the Watchers from old Tarentum. We’d hunt monsters, seek out artifacts, do the legwork of pushing our knowledge of necromancy further. Our fictional backstory would be the older members of the ones known as “Watchers” would have gone underground when the DB banned it. When Raiju and Korras come to TAR, they will take what interested minds they can and lead them down the new path of Necromancy. For those that don’t wish to be necromancers, they will benefit from the fruits of labor by the necromancers. Knowing that going after a monster or artifact will get old after a time or two, we would also study other things. Yridia III would be our home base, as little of it was developed and it was a jungle planet. We would use The Pyramid to fuel our storyline for a little, taking breaks from it with little side missions of hunting a monster, researching an artifact, or finding a force site and doing an archaeological dig. When we research an artifact, or Force Site, things will happen that will make for interesting storylines (reawakening the dead, causing plantlife to attack us, etc)
Proposal 2: Terrorist/Insurgent Group
In case that proposal didn’t do it for you, we can always be a resistance group/terrorist cell. This, admittedly, fits in better with late storyline Tarentum, but will still be doable right now. Immortuae would become a group of terrorists that target the enemies of Tarentum and destroy their infrastructure, economy, etc. If Egregious does take control of criminal elements, he can utilize them to stabilize and better control our systems while my team/house destabilizes other systems. Our team would utilize holonetworks and other news systems to corrupt public opinion, and then utilize our own members to attack and spread chaos. Using Necromancy, we can make it so that our enemies are dealing with zombies/dark forces while we take what we want. We would eventually attract the attention of other groups that discover our presence/intent, and we can explore those options and have them grow. We’re the evil guys, we can utilize that aspect of our story to do atrocious things. While Egregious is busy controlling our criminal syndicates and organizations, in essence doing good guy work, it’d be cool to have a contrast of down right evil.
False Gods of the K’Tuca People
Exploration of Yridia III has yielded the discovery of a budding alien civilization. They appear to be Bronze Age in their technology, and have never come into contact with anyone that did not look like their kind. Our explorers describe them as near human, but with reptilian features in their tongues and eyes. A specimen was found, deceased, and closer inspection of the body showed small ridges on the eyes where eyebrows would be. They appear to be hairless entirely, strange scales imitate the appearance of hair. Their skin ranges from gray to dark green, and they speak a strange language of guttural growls, clicks, and grunts. Our anthropologists have been able to discern and catalogue over 120 words so far, but they have started to hit walls. When members of Tarentum discovered the K’Tuca people, some feared first contact would bring bloodshed and all relations would deteriorate. No one expected them to bow in reverence and begin worship once they gazed upon us. Telepathy proved useful, their priests telling stories of their own mythology when they saw us.
In the beginning, a giant spider crawled from the darkness and began to lay her eggs. From them, came forth their gods. Each god looked different, each wielding a strange baton that glowed with light. They had mystical powers and could do many great things, and when their mother was dying, they used her webs to cocoon her body within it. From her, sprang the planet the K’Tuca people inhabit. As homage to her, the Gods of the K’Tuca people would watch over them and one day join the K’Tuca people and lead them to glory. They believe us to be those Gods. They mistake the Force for magic, and in their worship offer us sacrifices and willing participants for experiments. We, as their Gods, use their offerings to further our understanding of Necromancy. We, as their Gods, use them to further our understanding of our own powers. They call their Gods the Immortuae, in their language it means the Undying Greats. Samael is seen as their God of Mischief and Knowledge, and he uses this role to better increase their devotion to the Battle Team. Basically, the story would eventually be they grow tired of how we treat them and try to overthrow us, but we’ll begin to use their own dead against them and conquer them again, confirming us to be their gods. Then we’ll seed them across the galaxy and create a small empire.
Admittedly, Proposal 3 is probably the longest but it is only because that was the most difficult to justify in my opinion. Please comment with your choice. Thank you!