that titles a mouthfull :P
i'm Alex also known as HaVoC373 on most boards, i've been watching this board for a while now and i'm very impressed by the quality most of you put into your costumes, it has even convinced me make some plans for my own costume. and i am planning to tie this costume into my current project
anyways now for the more interesting bit
the reason i am posting here is because i'm currently in the planing phase of a Crysis based total conversion mod, centered around a female mandalorian set in the star wars legacy comic era (about a decade before comics start). i'm going to throw off the kiddy veil that starwars has gathered as of late by introducing some more adult themes into this game. and i figured that since mandalorians are warriors that would be a very nice medium to do that with. First of all i'm going to use the karin traviss books as the main source of inspiration regarding the mandalorian culture and their politics. (something i think alot of you will apriciate) also since the story takes place between 70 and 80 years after the legacy of the force books, it allows me alot of creative freedom. and that is where you come in. i was wondering if some of you guys would be willing to throw in some idea's in this thread regarding the status of mandalore during this time period. (though this wont be official star wars canon in any way it will still try to stay true to the star wars canon as it is known now).
for those interested. here's a snipit of what i had in mind for the main character and also her armor design.
Name: Gen Bellionoir (working title)
Ship: and old modified gozanti cruiser
Training: Mandalorion shock trooper, imperial knight.
when Gen was very young roughly 8 years old, when her mother took her on a easy dept collecting job to Nar Shadaa, however the job went horribly sour.
it was a trap set up by Mondaba the Hutt (one of nar shadaa's seemingly minor crimelords). she was killed in an ambush close to her ship. because mondaba wanted a set of mandalorian Bes'kar gam. as gen went out looking for her mother she came across an imperial knight, on an undercover assignment on nar shadaa. the girl still grieving heavy over the last words she heard from her mother over the ships com system. the man noticed a connection to the force eminating from the girl. he took it upon himself to convince the girl to join come with him to the imperial knight academy on bastion. where she begun her training. *fast forward 11 years*
gen had completed her training but found no real loyalty to the empire. she still remembered her mandalorian heritage too much for that. having graduated 2 years earlyer. she was now a full rank imperial knight, trained in the force but not a jedi nor sith. when the sith allied themselves with the empire and roan fel she left. she coulnt take the hypocracy of the empire any longer. she ran back to mandalore. a place she haddent visited for 11 years. she took back her mandalorian heritage but kept her force powers a secret. for she knew she wouldnt be populair among her brothers and sisters if they knew.
here's just a snipit of that background story i am writing for this character. note though that it is in no way complete this is just a quick summary.
and for those of you who are interested. here's the design i made for her.
note that on her right wrist she doesnt wear a mando gauntlet but a pure cortosis gauntlet as worn by imperial knights. this is mainly because she carries two lightsabers. one standard imperial knights silver blade lightsaber. and another custom blue or purple one.
the main reason why i am posting this is because i want your opinions. i'm sure alot of you are quite familiar with mandalorian lore. and i gues i just want to know what the vets think of this little game project.
i'm sorry if i posted this in the wrong subforum.