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News Release: Sith Empire reaffirms Ossus control

October 10, 2013

Following Rumours of a battle on Ossus, Darth Rowe addressed a broadcast in the name of the Sith Empire.

Sith Imperial Broadcast
High above the quiet forrests of Ossus a ship roars across the skies and comes to a landing near the Great Library. As it lands, the platform drops down and a small contigent of Imperial Sith Military (ISM) troops rush out and take up defensive positions as Dark Lady Rowe, Executor of the Sith Empire, steps down casually glancing around.

Some members of the Imperial Public Relations crew step out behind her and set up for a holofeed transmission.

Dark Lady Rowe stands in front of the library, casting a prominent shadow across the ground from the flames of torches burning all around her.

Darth Rowe

People of the Sith Empire, and the galaxy at large. I am here because there seems to be some confusion as to who owns this planet. As you can see, I stand here clearly unopposed because not only is Ossus managed by the empire, but we have an entire fleet here. Make no mistake, this planet belongs to the Sith, and any such attempts to infiltrate or encroach upon our territories will be considered an act of war against the empire and its allies.

She waves off any follow up questions and the transmission ends abruptly leaving only the symbol of the Sith Empire on the screen.

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  1. Jay
    October 10, 2013 at 1:12 PM

    (Completely OOC here, but I can’t help but eye roll at yet -another- “fear my giant imaginary fleet” news post. This was a bunch of bravado, by one woman, and I doubt there were -any- ISM there, who owns a sim. The fact this was news worthy is sad for SWRP. Can we all stop hurting the community with giant egos, and just you know, roleplay again?)

    • Dark Lord Validus
      October 10, 2013 at 3:20 PM

      ((I was Emperor of the Sith when Ossus was conquered by the Empire ICly and in conjunction with the sim owner. A large fleet was ICly moved into position, all roleplayed out properly, and as far as I know it has never left nor been challenged ICly. DLoTS and the Sith Empire do not operate phantom fleets like the hundreds of week-long “Empires” that infest SWRP. We have always been here. We do things properly. The reason this was news worthy was to verbally slap down the other post that said they’d conquered it without even bothering to contact us or RP it out.))

      • Jay
        October 10, 2013 at 11:51 PM

        ((So once upon a time you had the right to pull a fleet out of your bum hole, but I think that time has been long past. This screams of washed up rockstar status sorry to say.))

  2. Xan Qenadius
    October 10, 2013 at 2:59 PM

    ((As Byss lauds the fact they’ve got the Ossus sim completely barren of RP…))

    • Dark Lord Validus
      October 10, 2013 at 3:23 PM

      ((Offers have been put on the table numerous times for other groups to challenge us ICly to retake Ossus. Right from when I was Emperor, through Novo’s reign, back to my second reign and through Emperor Destius’ reign. Long story short, the Jedi keep telling us, “No, we can’t be bothered.” Look outside of DLoTS for the reasons for no RP on Ossus.))

  3. Dakk Furdnak
    October 10, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    ((If I recall when the republic asked DloTS to finish up that Rp they agreed and when the republic showed up there were like no sith there at all, so if you’re going to claim a planet do it properly don’t pull a zuric and claim you just own it and if you own a planet don’t agree to fight over it and not show up))

  4. Darth Rowe
    October 10, 2013 at 3:37 PM

    ((Well then it sounds as if people want to step up and play ball. Thus the very basis of this report. Quit talking about it and start RPing it out. I suggest we OOCly meet and plan it out. You are welcome to meet with any of us whenever you like. Send me an IM in game and we will arrange a date and time.))

  5. Darth Sar'Rai
    October 10, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    Dakk Furdnak :
    ((If I recall when the republic asked DloTS to finish up that Rp they agreed and when the republic showed up there were like no sith there at all, so if you’re going to claim a planet do it properly don’t pull a zuric and claim you just own it and if you own a planet don’t agree to fight over it and not show up))

    ((Who in DLotS specifically, and a name would be greatly appreciated here instead of just a “someone” from DLotS, did the Republic got the agreement from with said RP? And we want to emphasize the word “agreement” here, from both sides. Didn’t you read Validus’ post where he stated that the claiming of Ossus have already been properly RPed ages ago? The point here is, there have not been any formal discussion or agreement made with DLotS/Byss to give the go ahead of the supposed invasion and conquering of Ossus RP by this new Republic. That is why there were no one there when the Republic decided to just show up and planted their flag because none of us know about it! Showing up on an empty sim, without prior discussion with, at the very least the sim owner, and the group that ICly occupying it is poor form any way you slice it. Were Ossus’ owner ever contacted and his permission obtained? Or are we now throwing RP etiquette out the window too?))

  6. Xan Qenadius
    October 10, 2013 at 6:02 PM

    ((how bout this DLoTS…fill the sim or shut it down. Fairly simple…quit the BS and do something constructive…or continue to pay for a sim that has virtually no traffic for the hell of it?))

  7. Darth Rowe
    October 10, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    ((We use it when we choose. Don’t trouble yourself worrying about our personal finances. Touching as it is, we have the sims we do by choice and because we DO use them. Any and all are welcome to come join us anytime. We have never closed the door on those wanting to RP and have a good time.))

  8. Jay
    October 10, 2013 at 11:50 PM

    ((Hoggil and the other jedi made attempts to get into RP with the DLOTS about Ossus, because they wanted to take it back. They then spent pretty much the next week afterwards camping on Ossus, trying to get anything started. A couple weeks after, when there’s a news report, FINALLY someone from DLOTS steps up and… makes a brief news post. >_>))

  9. Vox Cast
    October 11, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    (( DLotS have become too backward for anything they do to be taken legitimately. The community won’t wait for them to catch up, nor should it have to. ))

  10. Sha'ira Luroon
    October 11, 2013 at 5:50 AM

    ((We should try to refrain from OOC arguments here. Disagreements should be handled in private as not to perpetuate the negativity out in the open. If attempts of RP were ignored then all that can be done is move on. While I do not agree with things the aforementioned group associated with Ossus engages in, asking the sim be shut down takes away from much needed RP areas. You all are able to roleplay on Ossus with or without that group being there or not. No group should be publicly attacked like this on a public forum, all it does is make drama. Many know my stance regarding the group so rest assured I am not being biased.))

  11. October 11, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    There has yet to be anyone who has stated that they contacted a specific person, seeking to role-play a takeover, and were ignored. All that has been said here, sadly, is you wanted to take control of this Sim by just squatting on it or making an unfounded claim based on no role play. So unless we hear from Hoggil himself saying that he attempted to do otherwise, it is mere speculation and unfounded hubris.

  12. Xan Qenadius
    October 11, 2013 at 8:44 AM

    ((So…pulling out the phantom fleet reference is more credable then with trying to get the sim active? Really? More window dressing by you DLoTS people in order to what? RP on our terms or else? Yup…really encouraging RP there aren’t you?))

  13. October 11, 2013 at 8:59 AM

    Xan Qenadius :
    ((So…pulling out the phantom fleet reference is more credable then with trying to get the sim active? Really? More window dressing by you DLoTS people in order to what? RP on our terms or else? Yup…really encouraging RP there aren’t you?))

    Versus Squatting on a sim when no one is there…, not notifying the sim owners or the RP group that is controlling it to RP…, and claiming it without RP? Well yes it is more credible, because it presumes that IC’ly it is occupied and defended!

  14. Darth Periculosa
    October 11, 2013 at 10:33 AM

    ((I find the complaints to be, well, absurd. I will stress a few points, and leave it at that:
    A.) This fleet was not used to conquer another individual’s sim, encircle a neutral activity sim like Nar Shadda, etc. It was used on our own sim. Just as we would not claim to presume that Dantooine is devoid of ships, our own sim is presumed to be protected by a portion of the same fleet that protects Byss. This is just plain, basic logic.
    B.) At no stage was anyone with authority contacted within DLoTS regarding a possible occupation or liberation of Ossus. We have a very specific hierarchy that is open information – it would not have been even remotely hard for someone actually wanting to engage in these types of discussions to reach out to us. Failure to even do this a little lends one to believe that the goal was not RP, nor even combat, but the desire to occupy a sim with no financial burden on those doing the occupying.
    C.) Ossus has, and always will, be potential RP ground. We are more than open for discussions for its future in regards to SWRP politics; however, we are not open to people going behind us and “taking” a sim that our leaders spend their out-of-pocket money on. You wouldn’t like it if I stole your money; why do others think it’s okay to steal ours?
    D.) To be blunt, this appears more and more like the actions of a group looking for a reason to complain – so they claim events that never occur, camp out on a sim used primarily for RP purposes but is widely known not to be used for daily purposes, are actually NOT around when someone actually informs us that this is occurring, and then complains and whines when we post a legit rebuttal to the assumptions made.

    Summation: If you REALLY want RP, there’s an easily accessible, correct, and polite way to do it; instead, a back handed, rude, and posturing method was taken and then individuals are upset when called out.))

    • Vox Cast
      October 11, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      (( You’re mixing OOC with IC events. It’s impossible to deprive someone from a sim they own with role-play… ))

  15. Darth Periculosa
    October 11, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Vox Cast :
    (( You’re mixing OOC with IC events. It’s impossible to deprive someone from a sim they own with role-play… ))

    ((The sim owners nor the admins, nor DLoTS leadership, were contacted in either way – via RP *NOR* OOC. I’m not mixing anything – no communication was attempted.))

  16. Jay
    October 11, 2013 at 12:16 PM

    Well since Hoggil hasn’t weighed in here, I suppose you can continue to make said claims. All I can say is, I saw them getting very frustrated with a lack of response from dlots, and went to Ossus to stir things up. The response has been the typical dlots pomp. You just are not an empire anymore. Your claims get more and more ridiculous as the community shrinks, but somehow you retain the ego. That is why we find your behavior unsavory. You are not moving along with the rest of us towards repairing it, you are holding onto what you had and lost stubbornly.

  17. Darth Periculosa
    October 11, 2013 at 12:58 PM

    ((No activity engaged here was in, any way, an attempt to “repair” or “move along”. It was an attempt to stake a claim through an act with no communication towards the group they wished to engage. We are more than willing to engage with any group, and often do so without making a grand gesture of it. I understand your desire to wage a one-man internet post war against “the big bad DLoTS”, and attempts to gather some vast, invisible group that finds us “unsavory”, but the simple fact of the matter is that you are a minority. We have been more than fair, and very open, in making attempts to engage in RP. The crux of the issue is that we simply don’t “auto lose”, or become outlandish Bond-esque villains for everyone to defeat while we announce our plans for Galactic domination, then leave with the Jedi still alive over a vat of butterscotch pudding.

    I apologize that we aren’t doing everything we can to cater to your absurd assumptions as to how we should act, but I’m afraid that’s just something you’re going to have to deal with. We’re not here to entertain you and throw ourselves on the end of your saber. If you want us to be a part of something, then you need to communicate with us. If you want to RP on a sim that we own and have utilized in the past for RP purposes but is not an “active traffic” sim, then the intelligent, adult thing would have been to seek out those in charge (easily done) and talk to them. Preconceived notions of how we are seem to trump good ol’ fashioned common sense.

    I get that it’s easier to presume that we are, in real life, as evil and mean and excessive as our characters, but that’s just lazy. If you cannot be bothered with trying even a little bit to see past your own prejudices and assumptions, then admittedly, you’re not the kind of individual I would waste my time RP’ing with anyway.))

  18. Jay
    October 11, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    TL:DR you are not big anything. And this is not a minority at all. I will keep things simple. There is just not room for dlots or their empire in the community any longer. The community has to rebuild, and it can’t with a very vocal minority of old elitist players blocking things up. That is dlots. That is the truth of it. Defend against it all you want, but it is true, and there is nothing but my words that can try to convince you.

    • darth rowe
      October 11, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      ((You’re being foolish and there is a lot of butthurt going on here because when called out, your boy Hoggil cant back his shit up and thus refrains from comment.))

      ((I come to many of your sims only to find them equally empty and devoid of any RP. The request was very simple, if you go to Ossus to stir up RP….TRY TELLING SOMEONE SO WE CAN! We may play force sensitives, but IRL…can’t read minds, sorry.))

  19. Vox Cast
    October 11, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    darth rowe :
    ((You’re being foolish and there is a lot of butthurt going on here because when called out, your boy Hoggil cant back his shit up and thus refrains from comment.))
    ((I come to many of your sims only to find them equally empty and devoid of any RP. The request was very simple, if you go to Ossus to stir up RP….TRY TELLING SOMEONE SO WE CAN! We may play force sensitives, but IRL…can’t read minds, sorry.))

    (( Yes, because when someone points out the obvious they clearly must be butthurt… ))

  20. October 11, 2013 at 2:52 PM

    ((Hey everyone, talks are in progress, and it would seem objectives for the RP are in-line with each other. We are attempting to salvage both past actions, without having to void any of it. Republic folk should talk to me, and Team Byss should hit up Rowe. Nothing is finalized, but plenty of good-faith to hash out the details of what certainly could be an epic!))

    • Jay
      October 11, 2013 at 4:15 PM

      ((Sounds good Mass. I will shut up here then and wish you luck. ^_^))

  21. Darth Rowe
    October 11, 2013 at 4:33 PM

    ((Mass and I did the constructive thing and met in game like I have been asking someone to do. It is now being resolved so that we can move forward with this and an RP can happen instead of pointless mudslinging which, after almost 3 days, accomplished nothing. Thanks for coming by to see me my old friend, we’ll get this moving along in no time.))

  22. Duke Of Onderon
    October 11, 2013 at 6:24 PM

    ((Arguing about who’s wanted or has a place in the community isn’t the way to rebuild the community .

  23. faardor
    October 11, 2013 at 7:17 PM

    (( this is pretty hilarious. The entire sim is a really old build (nice looking however) that only has references to jedi controlling it. Any person coming to it wouldn’t know that they were on a sith controlled world and considering the people that usually come there (jedi – yes I like to camp there as well its a nice sim) you might want to considering sithing up the jedi temple and stuff. (not to mention the years old data there that pre-dates me joining SL / SWRP))

  24. The ugly truth
    October 12, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    darth rowe :
    ((You’re being foolish and there is a lot of butthurt going on here because when called out, your boy Hoggil cant back his shit up and thus refrains from comment.))
    ((I come to many of your sims only to find them equally empty and devoid of any RP. The request was very simple, if you go to Ossus to stir up RP….TRY TELLING SOMEONE SO WE CAN! We may play force sensitives, but IRL…can’t read minds, sorry.))

    ( Hoggil likely doesn’t care to entertain you when you can’t even read a map right. 4D has more activity than Byss, Ossus, and Dromund Kaas combined, I highly doubt you could come there everyday for a week straight and not find a single Jedi/GAR/Republic while you could easily do this with Ossus. What’s funny is this thread has more DLOTS activity then the last year otherwise. )

    • darth rowe
      October 12, 2013 at 3:43 PM

      And even when Mass and I say we are fixing this you continue to run your mouth doing nothing but trolling.
      This is why you precious “community” is nearly void of any life. Not one post can go on GNN without some punk saying something negative about it. None of you know a damn thing but how to talk crap and complain which is why everyone else left SWRP.
      If half of you spent as much time really trying to work with us or work with the other groups as you do being a dick on GNN chat, we would be bigger and more active than COLA or any of the other RP communities.

  25. October 12, 2013 at 8:08 PM

    ((For four years I’ve watched and learned so much from this community. I’ve learned what not to do. What works. Why it works. Why something doesn’t work and so much more. While each day I learn something new, there’s always one thing that remains the same. -We- are a community. It’s about time that we all start acting like it. No one is exempt from this. Not me. Not Dantooine, not DLoTS, NSO, Bakura..and more. We’ve all made mistakes and we ALL need to own up to them. If I’m not the first to do so, let me be the next. I know I’ve made several mistakes and there are several people that are aware of my owning up to these mistakes. There’s only a few ways that thinkers like ourselves can learn. There’s making mistakes and learning from them, and then there’s watching others make mistakes. Sure there’s many more ways but these two are probably the most effective. As I said, for four years I’ve watched and learned so much from this community. And for four years I’ve taken part in some awesome stories. For four years I’ve been disappointed a number of times because we simply cannot get along, or we choose not to be mature. While we all comment and reply to others, do we really think about what we’re saying to them? How it will affect someone? Are we intending to cause grief to another? If you are. Please get out. If you’re not, please control yourself. Allow the natural consequences of life to take care of the happenings that have wronged you or those you care for. Enough is enough.))

    ((We have lost several great players in this community due to these immature acts. Some are returning and we should welcome them back. This community can be turned around. There is potential of some kind in everyone. Let’s bring it out in the open. Let’s create events. Let’s cooperate. Let’s have fun. Let’s laugh together, get emotional. We are a community of thinkers. We’re writers. We’re artists. Artists create beautiful works, we’re not doing this. We’re supposed to create memories that will last us a life time. I’d like to see us set the standard, create the back story for future generations in our roleplay community. We cannot effectively create something great whilst we continue to act this way. We cannot be vicious to each other anymore. I like many others demand to be treated with respect. I like many others demand that others are treated with respect. Let’s turn this community around for the better. Let’s have fun.))

    ((I have so much love for this community, yet there should be so much hatred. Act not upon your hate. Take care everyone.))

  26. Darth Rowe
    October 12, 2013 at 11:29 PM

    Xan Qenadius :
    ((So…pulling out the phantom fleet reference is more credable then with trying to get the sim active? Really? More window dressing by you DLoTS people in order to what? RP on our terms or else? Yup…really encouraging RP there aren’t you?))

    Just for the record by the way, there has always been an imperial fleet there, you can see the ships in the sky on the sim. They have been there for years…

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