The Thirteenth Great Jedi War, also known as GJWXIII: Discord, was a 5 week Brotherhood event that ran from July 20, 2019 to August 26th, 2019
“I assure you, Mr. Daley, that the vessels you are reporting as attacking the shipyard are not from the Iron Navy, nor would any of our military personnel do anything to put the lives of Lyra Colony or the Shipyard in danger,” - Evant Taelyan
As representatives of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood and The Collective met with leaders of the Severian Principate, Collective forces disguised as an element of the Brotherhood launched a false-flag surprise attack on the Principate, hitting targets across the Lyra System. The Collective feigns shock and ignorance as the Brotherhood scrambles to contain the situation and the Principate stands poised on the brink of war. Out of this discord, new opportunities have presented themselves to the Clans, from salvaging diplomatic ties with a new ally, to securing new sources of power and profit for themselves.
A decisive blow has was struck in the ongoing fued between the Brotherhood and the Collective. With the death of the Technocratic Guild leader known as Daggo Mouk—and the loss of Meridian Space Station—the Collective have scaled back their harassment of the Brotherhood. Their withdrawal gave the Dark Council some much needed breathing room to reinforce their hold on their respective territories. The continued conflicts with the Collective—combined with meeting the material needs of the Dark Council's new home world, fleet, and personnel—stretched the Regent's coffers thin.
In the hopes of reaching a trade deal with a new partner, the Grand Master created an opportunity to meet with a new organization that could stand to be an invaluable partner for the Brotherhood. They call themselves the Severian Principate.
With the leadership of the Brotherhood shifting gears, Evant Taelyan was appointed Deputy Grand Master. His first task? Assemble a group of delegates from the seven respective Clans, and take them to the Lyra-3K-a system to meet with representatives from the Severian Principate.
If you want peace, prepare for war...
The Deputy Grand Master has assembled his team of diplomats that represent each of the Brotherhood’s seven clans. Their destination? The Lyra-3K-a star system to meet with diplomats from the Severian Principate with the hope of forging a mutually beneficial alliance between the two powers. While the Iron Forces make their way towards the locations of interest, however, the Collective makes a bold move to disrupt diplomacy as discord looms on the horizon...
[Chapter One] Catalyst
"Opposition brings concord. Out of discord comes the fairest harmony.”
Just as the Brotherhood begins a historic diplomatic meeting with the Severian Principate, the Collective has made a hard move to sow discord and disrupt the potential alliance. Under the disguise of Iron Forces ships and pilots, they have launched multiple false-flag attacks on key locations in the Lyra-3K-a system. In a desperate attempt to prevent the deal from falling through, Deputy Grand Master Evant Taelyan has sent out an encrypted, coded message across the Advanced Inquisitorius Network (AIN) calling on all Brotherhood personal to lend aid. The fate of this potential alliance now hangs in the hands of the Seven Clans of the Brotherhood.
[Chapter Two] When Words Fail
"Truth is stranger than fiction because we don’t meet it as often.”
Although the Brotherhood has produced evidence of the Collective false-flag attack, the Severian Principate remains skeptical of the Brotherhood's motivations. To make matters worse, elements of the Principate 5th Fleet have taken up arms against the Brotherhood system-wide.
"False dichotomies are often at the heart of discord."
For all their attempts at a peaceful resolution, three galactic powers had become entwined in a war for the truth behind the seeds of discord. The blurred line between truth and fiction had caught the loyal supporters of the Severian Principate in the crossfire of the Collective’s feud with the Dark Brotherhood. Across the Lyra-3K-a system, three theaters of war entered the final chapters of their respective battles and conflicts.
The ‘’Lyra’’ system, so designated three hundred years ago by the Old Republic explorators, is a small out-of-the-way system rarely seen or featured on hyper lane starcharts. It has seen several colonization attempts in the past with every colony failing for one reason or another. The system is inhabited by several thousand Severian Principate citizen-colonists and military personnel attempting to carve out an existence among the megafauna and megaflora of the only inhabited world in the system - Eorilia’s Moon.
Theaters of War
Theaters are places particularly important to the Brotherhood - and the Collective - in the Lyra system. Some information is available about the locations themselves in the fiction updates. Each Theater will have an overarching objective the Brotherhood hopes to accomplish, but that is no guarantee the Clans have the same goals!
- Members can sign up for theaters using the following link
- To see a list of theaters chosen by members, click here
Phase II Theater Upadte
An Increasing Threat from the Collective and 5th Fleet Mutineers
Although the Principate ambassadors have been provided evidence exonerating the Brotherhood, they remain skeptical of the motives of the Brotherhood and its Clans, but they are now also mistrustful of the Collective. Despite the government’s reassurances, many individual civilians - and military personnel of the 5th Fleet - still believe the Brotherhood to be at fault for the recent attacks. Across the Lyra system, despite the urgings of the Principate government, mistrust dominates and Brotherhood personnel are viewed - at best - with skepticism. Outright hostilities have broken out between significant portions of the 5th Fleet and the Brotherhood, and additional 5th Fleet assets have entered the Lyra System and are reinforcing all Theaters. Not all of these assets are mutineers, and particularly for newly arrived forces, they are still potential allies for the Clans, depending on the actions of each Clan.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Explore the ancient temple ruins, and secure its secrets and artifacts.
SITUATION: The Brotherhood had been granted access to the ruins beneath Lyra Colony prior to the diplomatic mission to Lyra, but only a handful of Imperial Reclamation Service personnel had made planetfall before the Collective attack framing the Brotherhood as aggressors. Their communications have been completely cut-off, and their fate remains unknown. Meanwhile, the Collective has ‘come to the aid’ of the Principate, and now have a heavy presence in the area of Lyra Colony having deployed companies of Jedi Hunters, Mercenaries, and Fanatics at the only known entrance to the ruins. They are likely to employ the same suicide tactics used elsewhere to frame the Brotherhood. Early transmissions from the IRS unit before comms went down mentioned an artifact, quite similar to the Technocratic Artifact recovered from Meridian station, had been discovered in the Ordu Aspectu temple deep inside the ruins and moved off-world by the Principate. Nonetheless, IRS believes the temple ruins contain impressive knowledge. With the Collective now moving into the ruins themselves, that knowledge will be pillaged and lost should they reach it. Moreover, the Collective has been galvanizing residents of Lyra Colony on the surface against Force users and the Brotherhood, making for a volatile situation on the streets.
Moon of Thillon
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Eliminate the Collective presence and prevent the Collective from acquiring the kyber crystals, securing them for the Brotherhood, or your Clan, instead.
SITUATION: When the Collective discovered kyber crystals on Thillon’s moon, they moved quickly to seize them. They quickly and easily ‘convinced’ Temnos Excavations Co., the sole private mining company operating on the moon to yield their rights to mining, but have not yet transported any of the already mined kyber crystals out of the mining colony. Inquisitorius agents report that the Collective intends to divert kyber crystals mined on Thillon to its secret weapons program which the Inquisitorius believes is focused on developing ship-mounted superlaser arrays. As such, the Collective have established a strong military presence including elements of Battle Group Elysium in orbit around the Moon of Thillon and a ground Battalion that reconnaissance suggests includes at least one Heavy Armor Company. Given the strategic importance of the kyber crystals, there may be key scientists and agents of the Technocratic Guild on-site with valuable knowledge of the Collective’s secret weapons program. The Collective is likely to aggressively engage Brotherhood forces that enter the area. As Thillon is operated by an independent contractor and not the Principate government itself, there is no Principate military presence, but there is a sizable private security force of around fifty officers in the employ of Temnos Excavations along with many civilian employees living in dormitories associated with the mining complex whose safety would be important to the Principate, and who could be at risk of joining the Collective given recent events in Lyra.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Dispose of threats within the Shipyards and seize control of the facility- either for the Brotherhood, or to return to the Principate.
SITUATION: Thuvis Shipyards suffered heavy damage during the initial salvo of attacks blamed on the Brotherhood. Numerous sectors of the Shipyards have been ventilated to space, and the Principate defense forces protecting the Shipyards have been decimated, but not completely eliminated with around four dozen soldiers still on the station. The crew repairing the shipyards - and their families - are housed in a platform that is secured to the shipyards, and it has remained intact. Intelligence reports indicate that the Collective used their opening attacks as means to descend on the Shipyard, supposedly to protect its inhabitants from the plague of Force users. Inquisitorius agents report that the Collective is attempting to install an AI similar to the Technocratic Artifact recovered from Meridian station to establish full control of the shipyards for their own efforts. Several dreadnaughts from the Collective’s Battle Group Elysium are maintaining a defensive position in orbit around Thuvis Shipyards, and numerous Collective troops from that same battlegroup have moved to the Station, as well as members of Project Indigo. Moreover, the Principate has dispatched elements of its 5th Fleet to protect the shipyards is present both in space and on the Shipyards themselves.
Persons of Interest
The following list contains a brief description of each NPC character utilized in Great Jedi War XIII.
Severian Principate Diplomats
Severian Principate Personell
|Name: Amara Cirrus
Position: Chief of Security
|Name: Jar'deon Blazio
Position: Governor of Lyra Colony
Faction: Galactic Diplomacy
- Major Jorde’ya Marwar — Leader of the 5th Fleet's patrol squadrons stationed at Thuvis Imperial Shipyard.
- Evant Taelyan — Deputy Grand Master, leading the diplomatic team for the Brotherhood in negotiations with the Principate.
- Varryn Antillus — Leader of Capital Enterprises. Present at the negotiations on the Ninox.
- Avitus Oligard — The lone Force-sensitive in the Collective, Cousin to Supreme Leader Rath Oligard. Present at the negotiations on the Ninox.
- Sencara A'theri — Capital Enterprises Field Agent and Sniper.
- Captain Crimson — Poster Soldier for the Liberation Front, head of Recruiting and Training for the Collective.
- Ghaffa Ordham — Varryn Antillus' right hand woman. Veteran Capital Enterprises agent and operator.
- Rado "Radio" Theon —Field Medic for the Liberation Front.
- M'eero "Tripp" Trippani — Master Saboteur, Infiltrator, and demolition expert for the Collective.
- Emery Rose — Top Gun ace pilot for the Collective, leader of Rose Squadron
The following news posts were made by the Dark Council to spread information for Great Jedi War XIII.
Competitions and BIN completion tracking can be found under the Competition page:
The following recognition and rewards were given out at the conclusion of Great Jedi War XII.
Clans earn points when members participate in competition types/bins or when members place in a competition. In accordance with the directives governing Vendetta Events in the Brotherhood, the Clan with the most points at the conclusion of Great Jedi War XIII will be named First Clan of the Brotherhood, while the Clan with the second and third most points will be Second Clan and Third Clan, respectively.
The individuals earning the most placement points in Great Jedi War XII were be awarded War Hero titles. Members with tie scores would be broken following an Olympic-style Novae and placement ranking.
The following members "did work" and exerted "maximum effort" in this Great Jedi War. Congrats to all members who completed an event in every bin throughout the GJW.
- Kordath Bleu
- Uji Tameike
- Lucine Vasano
- Aru Law
- Satsi Tameike Arconae
- Alara Deathbane
- Alaisy Tir’eivra
- Karran Val'teo
- Knight Scarlett
- Takagari "DarkHawk" KogaRyu
- Tasha'Vel Versea
- Muz Ashen Keibatsu
- Bentre Kairn'tel Sadow
- Ciara Tearnan Rothwell Tarentae
- Essik Lyccane
- Morgan B. Sorenn
- Mystic Ethan Martes
- Aurora "Aura" Ta'var
- Jafits Skrumm
- Ranarr Kul-Tarentae
- Abadeer Taasii
- Brimstone aka Seabr'imsto'nedansr
- Muse Nashesir
- Khryso Mallus
- Gaius Julius Caesar
- TuQ'uan Varick
- Scudi Ferria
- Arden Karn di Plagia
- Ronovi Tavisaen
- Andrelious J. Mimosa-Inahj
- Farrin Xies Tarentae
- Kenath Zoron
- Kanal O'neill
- Idris Adenn
- Val Cole
- Declan Roark
- Kano Tor Tydex
- Kalan Amak
Skins: Robe / Weapon Skins
Possessions: First Clan:
Possessions: Credit Earnings
Credits will be granted to the Clans following the details provided by the Regent. Results of this are as follows based on final participation numbers and placements.
- Clan Arcona: 102,399,900 credits (50,000,000 for 1st + 52,399,900 for 5239.99 points)
- Clan Naga Sadow: 95,329,300 credits (47,500,00 for 2nd + 47,829,300 for 4782.93 points)
- Clan Odan-Urr: 76,274,000 credits (43,000,000 for 4th + 33,274,000 for 3327.40 points)
- Clan Plagueis: 68,732,300 credits (40,900,000 for 5th + 27,832,300 for 2783.23 points)
- Clan Scholae Palatinae: 53,023,700 credits (37,000,000 for 7th + 16,023,700 for 1602.37 points)
- Clan Taldryan: 57,823,500 credits (38,900,000 for 6th + 18,923,500 for 1892.35 points)
- Clan Vizsla: 92,985,800 credits (45,200,000 for 3rd + 47,785,800 for 4778.58 points)