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Hey there, galactic scum!

This marks our third newsletter since becoming a Main Faction again and the first since I'm back from my small hiatus! YAAS

Things changed in the meantime! Syndicates are battling each other, some are branching out to attack the other factions and its an all around infected mess still! Read on, read on!

Let's divide it into six sections:
  1. Mission Packs
  2. Ranking up
  3. Nar Shaddaa Changed Hands!
  4. Zombie Virus Outbreak!
  5. Faction Relationships
  6. What the future holds

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MISSION PACKS

Mission Packs​
Strike Into Civilized Space [OPEN]
Slowing Down the Jet Empire [OPEN]

As you can see we finally have new missions packs with open slots!
If you have a cool idea and want your character to rank up in the faction, please consider writing one up or if you want some help creating a fun narrative and missions don't hesitate to contact me (again, preferably on discord).

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RANKING UP

"Preef Angry! Preef sees roster EMPTY!"

One of the most important things with which we can flex on the other main factions is the Faction Roster. But oh no! Scoundrels aren't listed?? Might be time y'all put in submission to rank up!

If you're unsure when you have done enough to get a rank-up lemme share a short rule of thumb:

Scoundrel -> Enforcer
Mission pack participation and kriffing up some NPCs/PCs. Your character someone whose roleplays suggest people better be scared of them? Request that rank-up!​

Scoundrel -> Ringleader
This one is more tricky as you'll need 2-3 other Player Characters to join your little outfit. Don't be discouraged! A Syndicate is comprised of multiple crimelords and under a crimelord are multiple ringleaders. You want your character to be a leader of men/droids/aliens, but have a bit of trouble signing the necessary PCs to indentured servitude? Reach out in our Five Syndicate Discord Channel! I know for a fact the Zaa Fenn Crime Family will welcome and support aspiring ringleaders!​

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NAR SHADDAA CHANGED HANDS!

Responding to the deviousness of the Hutts and the AMS outbreak, the Crymorah Syndicate has executed a Hostile Takeover of the Smuggler's Moon.

Preef Callo even went on the HoloNet to share his reasons for doing what he did and guess what? He did it to protect the people of Nar Shaddaa! How benevolent a leader! Since the Crymorah Syndicate took control of the Smuggler's Moon the working conditions have notably improved and droid-crewed checkpoints arose all across the lower levels to protect the people from the AMS virus.


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ZOMBIE VIRUS OUTBREAK!?

"The reaper of Nar Shaddaa's unceremonious death marked the end of this planet's nightmare. Without their leader piloting the hivemind, the remaining beasts in the sewer and on the surface would quickly start tearing each other apart. It wouldn't take long for them to all kill each other." - Galaxy in Crisis

Unbeknownst to most of the Five Syndicates, however, that same virus did survive and quickly spread:

The AMS virus has been taking the galaxy by storm since the battle on Nar Shaddaa. As no antidote or vaccine was made, the virus would continue to ravage across the galaxy, turning people into mindless zombies, who bite others and spread this virus. There are a low percentage on most worlds, from the Outer Rim to the Core Worlds. There are some hotspots however, notably along the trade-routes from Nal Hutta. - March 2021 Newsletter

Although initially the Hutts laughed, figuring this weak virus only affected the lesser species and they had nothing to worry about, their workforce significantly diminished on the following planets in their part of space:

Nal Hutta: 51% infected
Rorak 4: 79% infected
Nar Shaddaa: 76% infected
Toydaria: 61% infected
Keldooine: 91% infected
Tol Amn: 98% infected
Irith: 79% infected

Despite the Crymorah Syndicate imposing a strict quarantine on Nar Shaddaa, its AMS numbers have still gone up, prompting more outrage towards the Hutt Cartel for creating and purposefully spreading a virus that is this hard to kill. In his latest news broadcast, Preef Callo announced that the Outer Rim worlds not affiliated with the ISC are purposefully being denied access to the vaccine.

To finally hold Durr the Hutt accountable for his role in creating and spreading the virus, Preef Callo and his new crew he dubbed 'Shaddaa Legends' have decided to drag him from his Hutta palace. Furthermore, he announced that all throughout 'syndicate space' Hutticide would now be considered legal. Will the Hutts be offered 'political asylum' outside of their traditional homeworlds, or will the rest of the galaxy leave them to their fate? Only time will tell.

MEASURES STILL IN EFFECT:
Ships attempting to leave Tol Amn will be fired upon by Hutt-paid mercenaries.

Nar Shaddaa's upper residential levels, entertainment district, sky palaces and floating casino's form a 'safe zone' protected by a security line of droids.

No one is allowed within 500 yards of a Hutt palace on Nal Hutta.

and unfortunately for Rorak IV, Toydaria, Keldooine and Irith, the Hutt Cartel didn't quite see the use of trying to protect them and there are as of yet no safety measures in place.​


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FACTION RELATIONSHIPS

As for our relationship with other Main Factions:

Jedi Order
After the Jedi attack on Kessel, murdering innocent employees of 'Medicinal Spice Manufacturing LLC' and retreating once they encountered opposition, things have seemed to calm down. Despite the long period of time where we haven't had any encounters with Jedi, our relationship with them is still one of kill/capture/flee on sight.​

Sector Rangers
Their sole purpose is to stop crime and arrest criminals. I think even you scoundrels can figure out where we stand with the ranger service.​

Galactic Senate
It will come as no surprise that there are senators willing to vote our way if paid enough credits. Find them, pay them. The FWA, Republic and ISC have expanded rapidly over the past few years and that means its harder for our smugglers to get through their more sophisticated security checks and our gangs to establish and hold a proper foothold on a planet. Despite all of this, the most credits are still made in the Core and we should always try to establish a presence on these 'civilized planets'.​

Sith Order / Sith Empire
Our unofficial partners. The Zaa Fenn Crime Family helped solidify the Sith's control over Eriadu and helped defend Sullust from a Jedi attack. In return, the Sith helped defend Kessel and have agreed to give the Five Syndicates somewhat of a free reign in the underworlds of their territory. These are Sith we're talking about, though, so be careful and expect them to try and kill you when the moods strikes them. Especially now that they've had a change in management!

There have been skirmishes between the Sith Order and the Pyke Syndicate as of late and rumors are retaliation from the former is imminent. It's clear that when it comes to their relationship with the Sith Order, now Empire, its every syndicate for itself.​

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WHAT FUTURE HOLDS

That's all up to you guys!

All I know is that together we're gonna have a blast.

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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES

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Hey there, galactic scum!

This marks our second newsletter since becoming a Main Faction again! Whoooo

In all seriousness: While it might not feel like it, a lot has happened since the last newsletter that affects our faction and our shared narrative. Hopefully this newsletter will give you a more in depth update on the state of the faction.

Let's divide it into four section:
  1. Mission Packs
  2. Ranking up
  3. Coruscant Expansion
  4. Zombie Virus Outbreak!
  5. Faction Relationships
  6. What the future holds

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MISSION PACKS

Mission Packs​
Eriadu Boogaloo [Full]
Gang War [Full]
Corvette Heist [Full]
Arena Acquisition [Full]
To Friends In High Place [Full]
Shadow War [Open!]

As you can see we have open spots in our Shadow War mission pack!
If you have a cool idea and want your character to rank up in the faction, please consider writing one up or if you want some help creating a fun narrative and missions don't hesitate to contact me (again, preferably on discord).

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RANKING UP

"Preef Angry! Preef sees roster EMPTY!"

One of the most important things with which we can flex on the other main factions is the Faction Roster. But oh no! Scoundrels aren't listed?? Might be time y'all put in submission to rank up!

If you're unsure when you have done enough to get a rank-up lemme share a short rule of thumb:

Scoundrel -> Enforcer
Mission pack participation and kriffing up some NPCs/PCs. Your character someone whose roleplays suggest people better be scared of them? Request that rank-up!​

Scoundrel -> Ringleader
This one is more tricky as you'll need 2-3 other Player Characters to join your little outfit. Don't be discouraged! A Syndicate is comprised of multiple crimelords and under a crimelord are multiple ringleaders. You want your character to be a leader of men/droids/aliens, but have a bit of trouble signing the necessary PCs to indentured servitude? Reach out in our Five Syndicate Discord Channel! I know for a fact the Zaa Fenn Crime Family will welcome and support aspiring ringleaders!​

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CORUSCANT EXPANSION

Since the Zaa Fenn Crime Family took over the reigns of the Crymorah Syndicate, most efforts have been focused on the planet of Coruscant. The ambitious scoundrel Tacitus Agrippa (@Nefieslab) has managed to add the Lower Five into the fold!

The Lower Five consist of five gangs that operate in the Coruscant underworld on the levels 1000 to 1300, each with their own area of expertise and agenda's. So if you find yourselves on Coruscant in the near future and you need to escape those pesky Sector Rangers?? Find shelter on the levels controlled by the Lower Five.

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ZOMBIE VIRUS OUTBREAK!?

"The reaper of Nar Shaddaa's unceremonious death marked the end of this planet's nightmare. Without their leader piloting the hivemind, the remaining beasts in the sewer and on the surface would quickly start tearing each other apart. It wouldn't take long for them to all kill each other." - Galaxy in Crisis

Unbeknownst to most of the Five Syndicates, however, that same virus did survive and quickly spread:

The AMS virus has been taking the galaxy by storm since the battle on Nar Shaddaa. As no antidote or vaccine was made, the virus would continue to ravage across the galaxy, turning people into mindless zombies, who bite others and spread this virus. There are a low percentage on most worlds, from the Outer Rim to the Core Worlds. There are some hotspots however, notably along the trade-routes from Nal Hutta. - March 2021 Newsletter

Although initially the Hutts laughed, figuring this weak virus only affected the lesser species and they had nothing to worry about, their workforce significantly diminished on the following planets in their part of space:

Nal Hutta: 31% infected
Rorak 4: 70% infected
Nar Shaddaa: 55% infected
Toydaria: 40% infected
Keldooine: 59% infected
Tol Amn: 90% infected
Irith: 64% infected

What's even worse that the zombies won't be controlled by their shock-collars anymore! Shock horror! EVEN WORSE! The other Four Syndicates have expressed their disgust over the Hutt's initial reaction and have decided to refrain from using Nar Shaddaa as their main base of operations, deviating instead to their respective homeworlds and only holding council by holo. With the Smuggler's Moon getting significantly hit in the only way the Hutts understand: their credit accounts, they're finally began to make some moves.

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
Ships attempting to leave Tol Amn will be fired upon by Hutt-paid mercenaries.

Nar Shaddaa's upper residential levels, entertainment district, sky palaces and floating casino's form a 'safe zone' protected by a security line where scoundrels with flamethrowers prevent zombies from getting through.

No one is allowed within 500 yards of a Hutt palace on Nal Hutta.

and unfortunately for Rorak IV, Toydaria, Keldooine and Irith, so far the Hutt Cartel doesn't see the point to help them. Seems like the perfect opportunity for the other syndicates to have these worlds switch their allegiance, doesn't it?​


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FACTION RELATIONSHIPS

As for our relationship with other Main Factions:

Jedi Order
The Jedi recently attacked Kessel, murdering innocent employees of 'Medicinal Spice Manufacturing LLC' and retreating once they encountered opposition. Because of this incredibly aggressive act and the still active five year old bounty on lightsabers per Durr the Hutt's broadcast, our relationship with the Jedi is one of kill/capture/flee on sight.​

Sector Rangers
Their sole purpose is to stop crime and arrest criminals. I think even you scoundrels can figure out where we stand with the ranger service.​

Sith Order
Our unofficial partners. The Zaa Fenn Crime Family helped solidify the Sith's control over Eriadu and helped defend Sullust from a Jedi attack. In return, the Sith helped defend Kessel and have agreed to give the Five Syndicates somewhat of a free reign in the underworlds of their territory. These are Sith we're talking about, though, so be careful and expect them to try and kill you when the moods strikes them.​

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WHAT FUTURE HOLDS

That's all up to you guys!

All I know is that together we're gonna have a blast.

KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THE HOLONET THIS WEEK!

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NEWSLETTER ARCHIVES

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Hey there, galactic scum!

Thanks to all of your hard work and amazing roleplays, the Five Syndicates is back as a Main Faction! Give yourselves some applause while you sit behind your computer, alone, and look like a fool doing it. :)

Alright, the title says it all. Four mission packs ago the Five Syndicates was a player wasteland and a lot has happened since then. So much so that I figured a newsletter would come in useful to share with everyone something of a current state of the faction.

Let's divide it into four section:
  1. Mission Packs
  2. Ranking up
  3. IC Narratives & Submissions
  4. What the future holds

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MISSION PACKS

First off: All mission packs I was aware of have been added to the 5S-sub. If you have an (informal) mission pack or interest check that's currently still in the Story OOC board then please notify me on Discord so we can get it moved home.

Mission Packs​
Eriadu Boogaloo [Full]
Gang War [Full]
Corvette Heist [Full]
Arena Acquisition [Full]

As you can see we have no open spots in any of our mission packs! :(
If you have a cool idea and want your character to rank up in the faction, please consider writing one up or if you want some help creating a fun narrative and missions don't hesitate to contact me (again, preferably on discord).

____________________________________________________​

RANKING UP

"Preef Angry! Preef sees roster EMPTY!"

One of the most important things with which we can flex on the other main factions is the Faction Roster. But oh no! Scoundrels aren't listed?? Might be time y'all put in submission to rank up!

If you're unsure when you have done enough to get a rank-up lemme share a short rule of thumb:

Scoundrel -> Enforcer
Mission pack participation and kriffing up some NPCs/PCs. Your character someone whose roleplays suggest people better be scared of them? Request that rank-up!​

Scoundrel -> Ringleader
This one is more tricky as you'll need 2-3 other Player Characters to join your little outfit. Don't be discouraged! A Syndicate is comprised of multiple crimelords and under a crimelord are multiple ringleaders. You want your character to be a leader of men/droids/aliens, but have a bit of trouble signing the necessary PCs to indentured servitude? Reach out in our Five Syndicate Discord Channel! I know for a fact the Zaa Fenn Crime Family will welcome and support aspiring ringleaders!​

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IC NARRATIVES & SUBMISSIONS

If you've read up on the narratives for our four mission packs then you'll quickly realize a strong trend. Our road back to Main Faction Status was a story about how the Zaa Fenn Crime Family rose from obscurity on Eriadu to becoming the most powerful family in the Crymorah Syndicate.

"Read about its conclusion on yesterday's Crime Watch News."

But that Story Arc is now finished and I'm especially keen to support member stories as a new faction-wide narrative. So if you have any ideas then please feel encouraged to share them with us in the Five Syndicates Discord Channel.

As for Preef, the Boss of the Crymorah Syndicate, he seems keen to chip away at the Pyke Syndicate's power on the spice mining planet of Kessel and replace many of its slaves with droids. You want to get into his good graces? Maybe you can be instrumental in orchestrating that takeover!

As for our relationship with other Main Factions:

Jedi Order
The Jedi recently attacked Kessel, murdering innocent employees of 'Medicinal Spice Manufacturing LLC' and retreating once they encountered opposition. Because of this incredibly aggressive act and the still active five year old bounty on lightsabers Per Durr the Hutt's broadcast, our relationship with the Jedi is one of kill/capture/flee on sight.​

Sector Rangers
Their sole purpose is to stop crime and arrest criminals. I think even you scoundrels can figure out where we stand with the ranger service.​

Sith Order
Our unofficial partners. The Zaa Fenn Crime Family helped solidify the Sith's control over Eriadu and helped defend Sullust from a Jedi attack. In return, the Sith helped defend Kessel and have agreed to give the Five Syndicates somewhat of a free reign in the underworlds of their territory. These are Sith we're talking about, though, so be careful and expect them to try and kill you when the moods strikes them.​

____________________________________________________​

WHAT FUTURE HOLDS

That's all up to you guys!

All I know is that together we're gonna have a blast.



Greef-Callo-2.png

Hey there, galactic scum!

Thanks to all of your hard work and amazing roleplays, the Five Syndicates is back as a Main Faction! Give yourselves some applause while you sit behind your computer, alone, and look like a fool doing it. :)

Alright, the title says it all. Four mission packs ago the Five Syndicates was a player wasteland and a lot has happened since then. So much so that I figured a newsletter would come in useful to share with everyone something of a current state of the faction.

Let's divide it into four section:
  1. Mission Packs
  2. Ranking up
  3. IC Narratives & Submissions
  4. What the future holds

____________________________________________________

Hesse-gang.png

MISSION PACKS

First off: All mission packs I was aware of have been added to the 5S-sub. If you have an (informal) mission pack or interest check that's currently still in the Story OOC board then please notify me on Discord so we can get it moved home.

Mission Packs​
Eriadu Boogaloo [Full]
Gang War [Full]
Corvette Heist [Full]
Arena Acquisition [Full]

As you can see we have no open spots in any of our mission packs! :(
If you have a cool idea and want your character to rank up in the faction, please consider writing one up or if you want some help creating a fun narrative and missions don't hesitate to contact me (again, preferably on discord).

____________________________________________________​

RANKING UP

"Preef Angry! Preef sees roster EMPTY!"

One of the most important things with which we can flex on the other main factions is the Faction Roster. But oh no! Scoundrels aren't listed?? Might be time y'all put in submission to rank up!

If you're unsure when you have done enough to get a rank-up lemme share a short rule of thumb:

Scoundrel -> Enforcer
Mission pack participation and kriffing up some NPCs/PCs. Your character someone whose roleplays suggest people better be scared of them? Request that rank-up!​

Scoundrel -> Ringleader
This one is more tricky as you'll need 2-3 other Player Characters to join your little outfit. Don't be discouraged! A Syndicate is comprised of multiple crimelords and under a crimelord are multiple ringleaders. You want your character to be a leader of men/droids/aliens, but have a bit of trouble signing the necessary PCs to indentured servitude? Reach out in our Five Syndicate Discord Channel! I know for a fact the Zaa Fenn Crime Family will welcome and support aspiring ringleaders!​

____________________________________________________​

IC NARRATIVES & SUBMISSIONS

If you've read up on the narratives for our four mission packs then you'll quickly realize a strong trend. Our road back to Main Faction Status was a story about how the Zaa Fenn Crime Family rose from obscurity on Eriadu to becoming the most powerful family in the Crymorah Syndicate.

"Read about its conclusion on yesterday's Crime Watch News."

But that Story Arc is now finished and I'm especially keen to support member stories as a new faction-wide narrative. So if you have any ideas then please feel encouraged to share them with us in the Five Syndicates Discord Channel.

As for Preef, the Boss of the Crymorah Syndicate, he seems keen to chip away at the Pyke Syndicate's power on the spice mining planet of Kessel and replace many of its slaves with droids. You want to get into his good graces? Maybe you can be instrumental in orchestrating that takeover!

As for our relationship with other Main Factions:

Jedi Order
The Jedi recently attacked Kessel, murdering innocent employees of 'Medicinal Spice Manufacturing LLC' and retreating once they encountered opposition. Because of this incredibly aggressive act and the still active five year old bounty on lightsabers Per Durr the Hutt's broadcast, our relationship with the Jedi is one of kill/capture/flee on sight.​

Sector Rangers
Their sole purpose is to stop crime and arrest criminals. I think even you scoundrels can figure out where we stand with the ranger service.​

Sith Order
Our unofficial partners. The Zaa Fenn Crime Family helped solidify the Sith's control over Eriadu and helped defend Sullust from a Jedi attack. In return, the Sith helped defend Kessel and have agreed to give the Five Syndicates somewhat of a free reign in the underworlds of their territory. These are Sith we're talking about, though, so be careful and expect them to try and kill you when the moods strikes them.​

____________________________________________________​

WHAT FUTURE HOLDS

That's all up to you guys!

All I know is that together we're gonna have a blast.


 
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