Ah, back to Aargau, the place where it all started… If recall this correctly, Ambush on Aargau was the first roleplay session held at the Earth Jedi Order, and the one where most of our fictional alter egos first appeared. For this one and the upcoming Ghosts I’m once again going to give a link to the main page of Wookieepedia, the Star Wars wiki, and for each individual Star Wars name/concept/etc. link to its respective page, so that those not fluent in Star Wars lore can also follow things more easily.
Ambush on Aargau was started by Ithil Asea (I will be using everyone’s Jedi names here), at the time my Jedi Master and one of the first three Masters of the Order, and Jordan, the founder and Grand Master of the EJO. Several others joined in over time, including Nillanthir Zerati – who joined around the same time as myself, would become one of my best friends and with whom I would continue writing stories -, Des-mi Wocan – one of first three Masters of the Order -, Jorgo Kenobi – another member who also joined around the same time as I did – and myself, Vhiran Ashukahwa. Nillanthir would later take the posts and edit them into a story.
The story takes part during the early months of the Clone Wars. The Republic and Jedi send a strike force to the Separatist occupied planet Aargau. Their mission is to capture Aargau and Trade Federation Viceroy Nute Gunray. They will also be facing Sora Bulq, a Jedi who has fallen to the Dark Side and joined the Separatists against the Republic. Most of the Jedi are already on the planet, while Vhiran and Jorgo arrive later, the first with a ship carrying reinforcements, the latter in his starfighter. Early in the story it is revealed that the Separatists already knew the Republic was coming. To make matters worse General Grievous is also present. The focus switches between various points of view during the battle as most of the characters are spread out across the battlefield for their missions. During the story’s climax the focus is mostly on two big lightsaber battles: the first between several Jedi and Grievous and the second pitting Vhiran and Nillanthir against Sora Bulq. In the end the planet is taken, but it is a bittersweet victory, with Gunray and Grievous having escaped and Sora having committed suicide after being defeated by Nillanthir.
Wow, reading through the old thread containing this RP session has really made me even more nostalgic for those good old days. Nillanthir had recently already expressed his hope for us to band together again and create wondrous stories once more. And I have to say: I am all up for that! Join me next time for a recollection of the next RP by the members of the Earth Jedi Order. I, for one, am really enjoying it so far. ^_^