Star Wars: The Ultimate Gamble
While Giants Mark Time
A Star Wars: Edge of the Empire Mirror Universe Campaign
It is a period of unrest and opportunity in the galaxy. The Galactic Empire struggles to maintain control in the midst of civil war. Meanwhile, scoundrels and smugglers, explorers and expatriates, and fringers of all types scramble for a living on the edges of galactic civilization. It is a hard life, but these renegades have more freedom and opportunity than any citizen of the Core Worlds.
30 years after Her Royal Highness, Empress Amidala created the Galactic Empire. (parallels with Lucas’ universe roughly 17 after A New Hope )
Some setting highlights
- The main variation in this mirror universe is that the Jedi are just as relevant but fewer in number around the time of The Phantom Menace. (You remember that one time in that old republic game where your character went full-on dark side? Yeah, that caused all this to happen.)
- Obi-wan was never trained as a Jedi, either he quit, never starting or he doesn’t exist.
- Darth Maul cuts down the Jedi sent to cease the invasion.
- Anakin’s dies in a starfighter in Naboo space.
- Gangans are slaughtered to the remorseless Droid Army.
- Padme’s failure to protect her people makes her hate the Jedi.
- Padme’s broken heart, left void by the death of her soul-mate, makes her empty.
- Darth Sidious’ senses the force and hatred within Padme and makes her his secret apprentice.
- Darth Tyranus tries to turn Darth Maul and usurp Sidious.
- Darth Maul slays Tyranus and begins plans to replace Sidious himself.
- Padme also receives training from a mysterious Sith Master who doesn’t follow the rule of two and teaches many students.
- During the start of The Clone Wars Padme and her new master defeat Sidious and Darth Maul seizing all their power.
- The Clone Wars last for eight years.
- At the end of The Clone Wars Padme destroys the Jedi, kills her last master and forms the Galactic Empire and becomes the ultimate power in the universe.
- Padme has ruled Empire for the last 30 years and has also created a secret organization with two but unified parts known as The Sisterhood and The Brotherhood.
- Curiously Alderaan still stands and no one has seen a Death Star.
- The Rebel Alliance is slowly growing and Galactic sentiment is slightly ebbing in their favor.
- The Jedi are extinct…