Still ticking along finishing up a few bits before my imminent house move, but I’ve been looking at the upcoming Rogue Star ruleset from Osprey which got me thinking about 5 Parsecs from Home again, a ruleset I love.
So, once my painting table is set up I’m going to start a side project – rolling up characters from the 5 Parsecs tables, trying as best I can to plan out come up with a background for them based on the natural results, then paint up a mini. One by one – I’m hoping to end up with a project similar to the excellent Axiom’s but in 15mm.
The world they’ll be set in will be Star Wars, stripped of all it’s canonical details. So fringe worlds in a galaxy ruled by a large , homogenous galactic empire. The main setting is a desert world once the site of a fairly unimportant war (a mere skirmish to the vast galaxtic empire) called Barkx.
Here’s the first character I rolled up:
- Isolationist Origin
- Discovery Motivation
- Troubleshooter Class
- Sanctioned Alien (Warrior Code/Brutal/No Concept of Property)
(In my setting I’m reinterpreting ‘Sanctioned Aline’ to mean a more accepted species, as opposed to a species disliked/mistrusted/feared by the general populace)
To me, this conjures up:
Varaxis is a member of the Temple of Salth, a 300 strong mixed species cult holed up in the mountains of Barkx. The Temple of Salth practice a marshall tradition of improvised weapons, rejecting the ownership and particular use of specific weapons.
The Temple of Salth’s high warrior council have long wished for a much more isolated location for their temple, and have sent out a number of high ranking members to search for a location. This is at odds with the temple’s usual code, as they do not mix with others and have nothing to leverage any type of deal with. I their naivety they do not realise that it may be difficult for their agents to raise enough money to buy a small moon easily, or legally. The Temple is the most important thing, and laws outside the temple’s commandments are not something to be concerned about.
Varaxis is a Kalon, a large bipedal species covered in brightly coloured fur.
I have mini in mind for Varaxis, but it may be a few weeks until I get to work on him.