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Silentium Attacks Continue on Tatooine

November 27, 2011

Continuing coverage of the situation on Tatooine, reporters Daana Kira and Rakiko Lowtide were able to speak with members of the Black Nebula concerning the Silentium problem.

After reporting on the appearance of a Silentium in Mos Entha, more have shown up since, with several large swarms harming a large number of people. GNN spoke with the head of the Black Nebula, which acts as a de facto security force on Mos Entha. We met with Rei’Cara in a local cantina as she was explaining to others the best way to disable a Silentium with a slugthrower as they prepared to go fight more of these mechanical creatures.

Chelsea (front) and Rei'Cara (middle) get ready with others to go face off against the Silentium.

Rei’Cara explained that the Silentium had begun and invasion of the area, they had to already repel two major assaults which caused a great deal of life as normal anti-droid weapons seem useless to these quick and agile mechanics. However, studies into the remains have resulted in the analysis of their goals, which is to rid the galaxy of all organic lifeforms. They seem to be using Tatooine as a testing ground and all efforts to communicate with them have failed.

Another fighter known as Chelsea stated that the only weak spot they have found, is that the creature can have its systems overloaded or disabled from a well placed shot on its weapon systems. She stated that slugthrowers were the best weapon for this but admitted it was an extremely hard shot to make.

So far the death rate amongst the Tatooine citizenry is high as security forces try to contain the assaults. They are known to use traps, luring persons to their deaths as they continue with their goal of total organic genocide. Furthermore scanning devices seem to fail to pick the Silentium up leaving them to attack and retreat at will. To add even more uncertainty, larger ones have been spotted, one self destructing after it had been taken down.

As of now, more security personnel are trying to be recruited as well as the gathering of medical and other supplies. The Black Nebula will inform Tiro the Hutt as soon as it’s convenience. Hopefully this will bring much needed Hutt help. Rei’Cara also extended a welcome to anyone wanting to come help the situation especially before it spreads from Tatooine to other systems.

— Rakiko Lowtide, Daana Kira

  1. Dark Lord Validus
    November 28, 2011 at 2:32 PM

    (( This is rather odd.

    Canonically the Silentium abhor violence and will only use it in self defence. They’re also massively powerful and the size of space stations, with the smaller ones being their children. Why on earth would they send their precious children to attack a dustball?

    Someone hasn’t been reading their Expanded Universe. Tut tut tut. ))

    • November 28, 2011 at 6:33 PM

      ((I confess I had not searched at the Wookiee on them at the time of the article…. Well, maybe they’re brats? 😀 ))

  2. Dark Lord Validus
    December 2, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    ((not your fault at all, Daana. Whoever thought this storyline up probably glanced at Wookieepedia and pulled a random species name up, with absolutely no idea what he/she is actually doing. This is the worst kind of RP because it corrupts existing canon and teaches people entirely the wrong idea about species they don’t know anything about in the Expanded Universe))

    • December 2, 2011 at 1:30 AM

      ((A back story might still justify this RP, although none was then revealed at the time we wrote the article. Their related “species”, the Abominors might have been a better choice of villains for chaotic attacks.))

  3. (Captain) Alex Kardel
    December 2, 2011 at 8:03 AM

    (( Silentium are an extra-galactic species, and sighting one is considered the SW equivalent of a UFO sighting. The wisest have 50 km spherical bodies, and the circle is considered to be the holiest shape in their mathematical religion. They’ve been in a religious war with the Abominor droids, who are chaotic and pretty much the opposite of the Silentium. They continued to fight, disregarding the other sentient, organic species of their galaxy. The organic species fought and forced the two species to retreat to the SW galaxy’s unknown regions. It’s hinted that the Yuuzhan Vong were the organic species, and these droid species are the cause of their techno-phobia. They created ‘young’ to explore the new galaxy for them, acting as scouts. They’re often much smaller, and are hexagonal, although not always. In 221/231 ABY (whichever year you RP in, although as I said, we need a universal timeline) they’d be known to exist, although generally mysterious in nature to outsiders. Most importantly, and this is a quote from Wookieepedia, “THEY SHOWED NO INTEREST IN BECOMING INVOLVED IN THE AFFAIRS OF THE GALAXY, THOUGH THE LOCATION OF THEIR NEW HOME SYSTEM IS BELIEVED TO BE SOMEWHERE IN THE OUTER RIM.”

    Basically, this means Silentium are neutral, non-hostile, and apathetic towards the galaxy. They’re a sentient, extra-galactic droid species that has a mathematical religion, and the wisest of them are 50km spheres, and the young are small and have various shapes, although mostly hexagonal. Adults are in between.

    Abominor, on the other hand, are violent, destructive, and chaotic. They’re known to have attacked the Yuuzhan Vong and forced them to become what they are today. They’ve attacked the galaxy several times. http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Abominor

    I recommend either a backstory is added and a plot is developed, or simply have the Silentium come pick up their young, who were attacked out of misunderstanding, with people thinking they wanted to wipe them out, as the plot currently is. The problem with this is, the adults are each capable of easily destroying a star destroyer. If they found out people were killing their youths, Tatooine would easily be destroyed. Either way, the story should be fixed or retconned. ))

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