- Standard Class
Democracy /Imperial Governor
Tech, luxury items
Once a small industrial colony in the days of the Old
Republic Aldis is now all but forgotten. It's existence is
by a mere footnote in Imperial records. Nevertheless Aldis
does have a serving Imperial Governor, Governor Chavekk.
Chavekk is the duly elected Prime Minister of Aldis in the first
place, so his appointment as Imperial Governor only goes to
strengthen his position as ruler of Aldis.
The first thing
travelers notice when approaching Aldis is the lack of Aldis?!
The entire system is shrouded by a strange gas cloud that has
not been identified, not that scientists are eager to look into
the matter. The gas cloud, or in reality, Mists of
Ravenloft, can not be passed. The planet can not be
approached or left. Aldis is now all but cut off from the
rest of Galactic civilization.
Where the mists come from no one
knows. Any force user will tell you though that they are
the hand of evil. The embodiment of the Dark Side.
The mists can appear anywhere, any planet, and whisk away any
individual or group to Ravenloft. Likewise they can expel
anyone, though this rarely happens. Entering the mists is
not recommended. Once you are enveloped by the mist you
become blind but for the gray black haze of the mist. If
you don't find your way out breathing soon becomes difficult as
the mists start to cling to your throat, fill your lungs, and
slowly, painfully suffocate you. Or worse. The
rumors of abominations that walk from the mists are more based
in fact than fantasy.
are many towns and villages spread across the planet. Most
notable are Sin City and the spaceport Starbridge. The
populous of Aldis carry on with their lives. It is true
that since the mists enveloped the planet that all manner of
dark foul creatures have crawled from the shadows of the eternal
night. Although most decent folk dismiss such dark going
on as folk law and fairy tales, deep down they know the truth.
No one openly speaks of the dark crimes, and the police and
media often cover up strange and violent murders. Is this
the choice of the authority, or the will of Ravenloft?
is the only spaceport on Aldis. It is Standard Class,
although this fact is now rather redundant as no ship can come
or go. Before the mists Starbridge dealt mainly with cargo
ships carrying low tech items from the many factories dotted
around the city. Nightlife is poor, with no bars or
cantina's worth a mention. The casino did at one time
attract a large crowd due to the very low gambling tariff and
unlimited stakes. There is a large central library which
the Slayer and her friends have found useful on many occasions
with many books dating back to the times of the ancient Jedi.
It is a wonder that any of these books survived at all, but
Palpatine's Jedi purge was bound to miss the odd information
Sin City is the only other notable city
on the planet. It has no spaceport facilities and a
minimal industrial district. Instead Sin City's trade
comes from it's nightlife, something Starbridge will never take
away from it. Tacky neon signs line the streets
advertising bars, casino, peep shows and sex shops.
Sinister's Casino is the most famous rendezvous in Sin City,
with the smooth Mr.Sinister always watching from behind the
scenes. There is no law in Sin City except for Sinister's Law.
There are also plenty of very shady establishments hidden in
side alleys, of which there are a lot in Sin City. Sin
City's building are mostly tall blocks, closely nit together.
One final note about this wretched hive, the population.
This is the only place on Aldis where the Demon's can frequently
be seen in the open walking the streets.
||Well if you want somewhere to hide you
couldn't do any better, what with the mists cutting off
the rest of the galaxy.
||Well those mists are also a big
negative. Once here, if you make it through,
you're trapped here. Not to mention all the
Vampires and demons running around. This is not a
||Keep on the good side of Governor Chavekk.
Even better, keep as far away from him as you can.
If you do end up on Aldis head for Starbridge Spaceport,
and stay there, it's the safest place.
Oh yeah, I hear my old rival Tarrant is supposed to be
held up somewhere on Aldis. Couldn't happen to a
nicer guy, you double crossing nerf-herder!
Torm's Planet Guide
Capsule: There is one man
that can pass through the mists, Chavekk. He often travels to
Coruscant on official business, his shuttle docked on a secret landing
field away from and towns and villages so as not to cause attention.
Chavekk can control the mists. How no one knows, but Buffy is
suspicious. A few (player's) believe that Chavekk is a Vampire.
Buffy witnessed Chavekk standing in front of a mirror, his reflection was
there, but transparent. He has also shown no revulsion to the
usual Vampire frailties (sunlight, garlic, running water). He has
shown powerful hypnotic powers, powerful enough to sway even a Jedi.
There was an event,
during the days of the Republic, where a Dark Jedi, supposedly aligned
with Chavekk murdered many Senators on Coruscant. The Dark Jedi
was killed as Jedi attempted to apprehend him. When accused
Chavekk claimed to be under the Dark Jedi's influence. There was
no evidence against Chavekk, therefore no charges were brought and he
remained on the Senate as Aldis representative.