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on September 8th 2020, 3:38 pm
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ALKIN NERET RESPECT THREAD

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Alkin Neret was a dark side adept who trained under Palpatine and helped him discover the Sith tower of Rimik prior to the Battle of Naboo. Palpatine evidently christened her as a Dark Lord of the Sith, even despite Darth Maul also being his Sith apprentice. Alkin Neret stayed on the tower for the next several decades, studying the Sith arts and reporting her findings to Palpatine. After the Battle of Yavin, a Rebellion strike team confronted her but were easily defeated. Her final fate is unknown. 

All feats and quotes come from Star Wars Dark Tremors, which can be accessed online here . Fan art by Kevin Macio.

POWER AND KNOWLEDGE

Alkin Neret became Palpatine's Sith apprentice and a Dark Lord of the Sith in or prior to 32 BBY.

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The search leads to outer reaches of the Empire, and a confrontation with a dark adept trained by the Emperor himself. 

Alkin Neret and Palpatine discovered the towersome 12 years ago, and Neret requested that she be allowed to stay here and study the Sith teachings. She was already a Dark Adept under the Emperor, and he agreed provided she provide the originals of the Sith documents to the Emperor within three standard months.

Some years ago, when Palpatine was still a senator, he and Alkin discovered the lost Sith tower on Rimk in the Outer Rim, which had apparently been missed when the other Sith towers were destroyed at the end of the Sith Empire.

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Alkin Neret studies ancient Sith knowledge in the Sith tower of Rimik, which were of value to Palpatine.

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Five years ago, when Sileski was captured, the Emperor turned her over to Alkin Neret, a Dark Jedi who studied the Sith powers. Some years ago, when Palpatine was still a senator, he and Alkin discovered the lost Sith tower on Rimk in the Outer Rim, which had apparently been missed when the other Sith towers were destroyed at the end of the Sith Empire. In exchange for the dark secrets within, Palpatine let Alkin use the tower as a home. 

Alkin Neret and Palpatine discovered the towersome 12 years ago, and Neret requested that she be allowed to stay here and study the Sith teachings. She was already a Dark Adept under the Emperor, and he agreed provided she provide the originals of the Sith documents to the Emperor within three standard months. She copied furiously, but managed to make delivery of the documents on schedule. Whether Palpatine used the knowledge, or merely stored it, is not something that should be construed either way from this adventure.

This room was used by the Sith occupant for experiments in illusion and matter manipulation. Alkin brought the tables and beds here, for use on her subjects whom she usually kept in cages. She has not needed the cages for more than a year, and they were left only in case of need by the garrison.The computers and datapads contain the answers that the characters seek. They are Alkin's research notes into the Sith powers. One of them is a copy of a Sith tome, brought down for reference. Alkin has another copy and is not worried about losing it.

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Alkin Neret has greater Force potential than Darth Vader and will surpass him in a few years as of at least 0 ABY.

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Her study of the Sith teachings has made her realize the power of the Force as only a few others alive do. She is not as powerful as Vader, but she is more alive to the potential of the Force than he is and would surpass him in a few years of study.

Note that the "at least 0 ABY" dating comes from the fact one of the Rebellion strike team members, Carn Drel, had already participated in the Battle of Yavin.

You were at Yavin when the Death Star was destroyed. You met Luke Skywalker in passing, and marveled at how strong the Force was with him. You have finally lessened your connection with the Dark Side after much effort, so perhaps there is some hope after all.

Alkin Neret was far more powerful than a six-member Rebellion strike team, which included:

- 4B-3ST, security droid - armed with an internal blaster rifle
- Sid Jannus, bounty hunter - armed with a heavy blaster pistol, hold-out blaster, light repeating blaster, and two fragmentation grenades
- Carn Drel, failed Jedi - armed with a lightsaber and hold-out blaster
- Sandra Crayl, pilot - armed with a blaster 
- Botob Saduyl, gambler - armed with a hold-out blaster
- Sileski, Mon Calamari officer - armed with a blaster pistol 

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Force-users should have no more than 6D total in all Force skills, and no more than 3D in any one Force skill. The characters encounter a Dark Adept, who should be much more powerful than they are in the Force.

Alkin is not at all worried that the characters might harm her. She is armored with the Force, and it is sufficient for her. Use absorb/dissipate energy and telekinesis to thwart any character attacks in the first actions.

TELEKINESIS AND TUTAMINIS

Alkin Neret deflected all attacks from the Rebellion strike team, including lightsaber strikes, via telekinesis and tutaminis.

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Alkin is not at all worried that the characters might harm her. She is armored with the Force, and it is sufficient for her. Use absorb/dissipate energy and telekinesis to thwart any character attacks in the first actions. Do not use any other powers in this initial foray; the cool stuff is coming and we want dramatic effect. Do not make rolls, just use the powers. Alkin does, however, want them out of her tower. She also wants them to leave Sileski behind, and she will unleash the Dark Side on them, so to speak, to make this happen. Once the characters have taken some immediate action and she has negated all attacks, she again speaks.

Alkin Neret unleashed a powerful Force Wind attack that easily overpowered the Rebellion strike team.

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"I am glad to have met you, Rebels. I am sure that we will meet again, though not here. You have the truth that you seek, now I require that you leave my home, that I may have time with my 'student.'" With these words, she raises her hands, and a howling wind comes springs up around you, lifting you all and throwing you painfully against the walls like dead weight. Force Wind causes buffeting winds which hurl victims around. The winds do 7D+1 damage when created by Alkin. Damage is resisted with Strength and armor. By the time they recover (this takes a full round, most will be stunned at the very least), they see the following: The crushing force of the wind abates, and it takes you several seconds to shake off the stunning effects. Around you lie your injured comrades, also struggling to their feet. Your weapons and gear lie scattered throughout the room. You see the Sith Lord near the top of the stairs, calmly walking up to the next level.

FORCE ILLUSIONS

Alkin Neret easily created Force illusions that could seemingly negate blaster attacks and were almost undetectable even to Jedi Masters. 

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When Alkin gets to the top of the stairs, she uses another Force power unique to the Sith, the power to create illusions out of the Force. This is the only use of this power she will make during the adventure, so exactly how it works is not important. As she steps up to the next level, she creates an illusion of herself which turns to face down the stairs at any characters pursuing her. Alkin continues upward to the top level, but the image of her blocks the stairwell. The characters can shoot at it and it will behave just like a real being, as it is real in their minds. It will appear to use absorb/dissipate energy to ward off their blaster shots, and to use telekinesis to throw them off the stairs and back to the floor. Alkin is further up the tower, and uses the telekinesis power herself combined with farseeing to view the room. The point of the illusion is to present a front of calm unconcern for their abilities without having eventually to kill them. The experiment continues, and these Rebels have become apart of it.


These illusions were not detectable by Jedi masters in the Sith days, and only because Alkin does not have perfect mastery does anyone have any chance at all. The illusion will not attack the characters, only negate their attacks and throw them back to the floor as they get close to it. If by some lucky chance a Force user gets within lightsaber melee range of the illusion,it does not defend itself with a lightsaber, even though it obviously has one. The first blow causes the image to disappear, in the way that Kenobi disappeared when killed by Darth Vader in the first movie

MEMORY WIPE

Alkin Neret erased and replaced all the memories of the Mon Calamari officer Sileski. 

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Sileski became the guinea pig for Alkin's dark experiments with Sith memory alteration and mind domination powers. After months of working on the poor Mon Cal, Alkin erased her memory of her past and implanted a new false one by using the Force. This false past is the one Sileski remembers.

She kept the Mon Cal, whose name was Sileski, for a year, experimenting with the Sith mind techniques on her. Sometimes the experiments did not go very well, but Alkin had compassion on her subject and used the previously-mastered memory erasing power to remove the memories of the pain that she inflicted. Near the end of the year, Alkin began experimenting in earnest with Sith memory alteration. She erased all memories of Sileski's past and implanted a new past (the one that Sileski remembers). The experiment worked very well. There is a note saying that Sileski had become more and more Force-sensitive as the experimentation progressed, and Alkin noted that someday she might be able to train Sileski as an apprentice. When the new memories were in place, Alkinarranged for Sileski to be taken to a facility and then leaked word of its existence to the Rebellion. Rebels took the facility, and Sileski was rescued. Alkin wanted to see how the memory set stood the test of interaction with others. Periodically, Alkin would reach out with the Forceto Sileski and probe her mind. She learned a lot about Rebel activity, but her main purpose was to study the effects of learning on her devised memory set. There is a note that Alkin became aware that Sileski had learned to doubt herself due to an encounter with some Mon Cals on Bistai, and Alkin wanted to see how the discovery of the truth would impact on the new personality. Alkin is upstairs on the next level, waiting calmly for the characters to complete their discovery. She is using the Force to probe Sileski's mind and see if any of her old memories resurface during the "revealing of truth." Alkin is well satisfied to find that none of Sileski's old memories return; they have been permanently removed. She knows that these things happened to her, but she does not remember them asher own experiences.

IMBUE FORCE 

Alkin Neret slowly granted the Mon Calamari officer Sileski Force sensitivity across her experiments. 

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There is a note saying that Sileski had become more and more Force-sensitive as the experimentation progressed, and Alkin noted that someday she might be able to train Sileski as an apprentice.
 
TELEPATHY

Alkin Neret easily telepathically communicated with Aphon the Rodian from across the galaxy.

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Aphon has been a servant of Alkin Neret for many years, and likes his job. Alkin sends him on the hardest assignments because he is slightly Force-sensitive and she can telepathically communicate with him easily.

Alkin Neret telepathically ordered Captain Senni to capture the Rebellion strike team.

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Alkin has telepathically ordered Captain Sennj to attack and capture the characters.

FORCE SENSE

Alkin Neret sensed her apprentice Sileski's thoughts from across the galaxy.

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Sileski was then dumped back on the Rebellion as a spy. Better than an espionage droid, she did not know she was a spy and there was no telltale mechanism to give her away. Periodically, Alkin would contact her through the Force and monitor the new memories, in the process learning what she knew of Rebel activities. Alkin learned of Sileski's encounter with the Mon Cals on Bistai quickly, and has prepared plans against the characters attempting to learn the truth. Remember that throughout the adventure, Alkin can read Sileski's mind and so know what the characters are up to.

Alkin Neret sensed any Force users of the Rebellion strike team upon coming out of hyperspace to Rimik and tracked them constantly.

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Alkin immediately senses any Force-using characters when they emerge from hyperspace (she is more powerful than the characters are).

Alkin Neret is monitoring the characters almost constantly from the time when they land, either through Sileski or by sensing any Force-users in the group.

SCALABLE FEATS

Alkin Neret's d6 statistics hold a "Alter 7D+1, Control 8D, Sense 7D," revealing she could replicate the following feats. For other scalable feats, reference the Ability Statistics Program and view feats with an Alter and Sense difficulty level of "42" and a Control difficulty level of "48." Note that while characters commonly perform feats beyond the scope of their d6 statistics, such a metric is still recognized as Secondary Canon and valid for comparing abilities by Lucasfilm Licensing, and thus should at least represent the "bare minimum" of what characters can do. For further justification, reference the "Justification" section in the Ability & Character Statistics Programs

Alkin Neret can make a major memory change to an unsuspecting individual from across the galaxy within five seconds.

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Alkin Neret can telepathically dominate eight unwilling individuals from across the galaxy within five seconds.

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Alkin Neret can non-lethally feed on the life essence of ten million enemy strangers.

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Alkin Neret can move and gently turn a ten metric ton object across twenty meters within five seconds. 

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Note that while Wookieepedia claims Star Wars Dark Tremors is non-canon, Edward Dodds has confirmed with the publishers that it was indeed officially licensed:   

Spoiler:

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"While Wookieepedia lists Dark Tremors as being of ambiguous canonicity, I have been told by multiple Star Wars authors, who worked for Wizards of the Coast and West End Games, that this is not correct, and that, rather, Dark Tremors was a very early, but LFL-licensed Wizards of the Coast work published in the transition between West End Games (as it imploded due to internal politics and the skewed priorities of the shoe company, Bucci Retail Group, that owned it and didn't care the majority of its profitability came from WEG) and Wizards of the Coast, who took over as sole license-holder for Star Wars role-playing material as WEG went bankrupt. Thus, Dark Tremors uses WEG's d6 system, rather than WotC's d20 system."

(Edward Dodds | Star Wars: Disputandum of the Force group on Facebook)
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on September 8th 2020, 4:07 pm
this is really cool ant. I really loved that scalable feats thing at the bottom man. really dope. btw tho, i dont know much about this character at all. u mind giving me some quick info on her?
PS i kinda forgot, how does one check a character's statistics like u did for her?
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on September 8th 2020, 4:16 pm
@lorenzo.r.2nd:

Thank you. I added a brief summary of her backstory to the top of the thread:

"Alkin Neret was a dark side adept who trained under Palpatine and helped him discover the Sith tower of Rimik prior to the Battle of Naboo. Palpatine evidently christened her as a Dark Lord of the Sith, even despite Darth Maul also being his Sith apprentice. Alkin Neret stayed on the tower for the next several decades, studying the Sith arts and reporting her findings to Palpatine. After the Battle of Yavin, a Rebellion strike team confronted her but were defeated. Her final fate is unknown."

To view her d6 statistics, open the following link and read the "Ability statistics" section. It should walk you through what to do. As I mentioned in the thread, Alkin Neret should be able to replicate any Force feats you input that are at or below a "42" difficulty in Alter or Sense and a "48" in Control. 

https://www.suspectinsightforums.com/t2071-ability-character-statistics-programs-v1-1
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on September 8th 2020, 4:21 pm
@DarthAnt66 wrote:@lorenzo.r.2nd:

Thank you. I added a brief summary of her backstory to the top of the thread:

"Alkin Neret was a dark side adept who trained under Palpatine and helped him discover the Sith tower of Rimik prior to the Battle of Naboo. Palpatine evidently christened her as a Dark Lord of the Sith, even despite Darth Maul also being his Sith apprentice. Alkin Neret stayed on the tower for the next several decades, studying the Sith arts and reporting her findings to Palpatine. After the Battle of Yavin, a Rebellion strike team confronted her but were defeated. Her final fate is unknown."

To view her d6 statistics, open the following link and read the "Ability statistics" section. It should walk you through what to do. As I mentioned in the thread, Alkin Neret should be able to replicate any Force feats you input that are at or below a "42" difficulty in Alter or Sense and a "48" in Control. 

https://www.suspectinsightforums.com/t2071-ability-character-statistics-programs-v1-1
alright, thanks mate. hmm, would it be safe to assume that maul is > her? and if so, could he replicate those feats?
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on September 8th 2020, 4:25 pm
Funny how Sidious initially told to Maul about there being a second apprentice to get him into a frenzy, then revealed there never was a second apprentice after he'd passed the test. Turns out he was lying by telling the truth.

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on September 8th 2020, 5:13 pm
Nice work.
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on September 8th 2020, 9:00 pm
@Latham2000: Thanks!
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on September 8th 2020, 10:32 pm
Niiice! In the back of my mind I kept thinking Sidious had another apprentice apart from his obvious, but could never remember the name.
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