ARKUM ELO

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    [I7 - Ankus - CFS] A GNK's Horror

    Cool build! love the crates and details!
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    [M13 - Quarzite - TT] Horror quarry

    *Your entry has earned 7 XP (x2 for limited challenge)* D-3ATH was a common protocol droid. It enjoyed boasting its vast knowledge to other droids and being polite to its owners. He was a simple droid, in a simple world. Tracking cargo, reading manifests, translating for offworld visitors. Essentially living the good life. At least the good life a droid was capable of living. One night, in the deepest depths of the Quarzite quarry, a new republic cell sneaks through the triumvirates quarters. Unbenounced to the presence of the triumvirate, and a certain protocol droid, the rebel scum navigate the crystal caves until they enter the quarry. A vast area covered with ore. A dark pit in darkness. A single light to prevail it. The droid makes his nightly routine in the darkness. Its eyes illuminate the path towards a single light post, standing alone. The supplies placed here shouldn’t be here. In fact, they should already be shipped. D-3ATH sends a notification to the sector commander. Around a corner a reflection catches the droids sensors. It is unlike the normal reflection of the crystals. It is a new reflection. The droid approaches, curiously. The lonely light shining on his back, as the darkness takes it into its cold embrace. A life form, no… multiple lifeforms are interacting with each other. They are armed with A280 blasters. The droid sends a silent distress call. D-3ATH walks closer, it can sense their quiet speech in the darkness. “supplies”.... “Republic”.... “mission”....”extraction”.... Circuits flare as the droid computes his next move. It’s defense protocol activates… It’s eyes turn red… It’s joints reinforce, and it walks in a controlled manner towards the new republic group. A rebel trooper jumps on its backside as D-3ATH makes itself apparent to the infiltrators. The trooper shoves a computing device into the droid's head, trying to overcharge and short circuit the droid's electrical system. The droid turns its head 180 degrees towards its back, trying to locate the threat on its backside. STZZZZ! D-3ATH falls to its knees as a charge of electricity paralyses it. “ No problem boys. lets get these supplies and get the hell outta here before these imps come a lookin’ for it. “ says the trooper… The new republic troopers look at him horrified. A confused look covers the trooper’s face as he turns around to see two red eyes in a dark silhouette against a single light. D-3ATH swipes his arm towards the trooper sending him flying towards the other republic troopers, knocking them down as one. One of them raises his blaster as D_3ATH marches towards him. Before he can fire, the droid yanks his blaster from him, ripping off the barrel with the axe head, and plunges it into him… the imperial reinforcemens arrive, but D-3ATH has fried parts of his CPU, and is incapable of deducing foe from friend. The new republic troopers in this sector never stood a chance, nor did the triumvirate’s stormtroopers...
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    [U12 - Teth - TT] Fear, Pain, and Horror...

    This is terrifying... but also super cool! :-D The red colors contrast nicely
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    [I7 - Ankus - CFS] Portal of Horror

    Nice transition between the dark tan and tan, clean build!
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    [P10 - Umbara - TT] Horror from the past

    love the lighting on this, great build!
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    [M13 - Quarzite - TT] Horror quarry

    Hahaha, yeah. I suppose it will run out of power eventually XD.
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    [M13 - Quarzite - TT] Horror quarry

    Thank you very much! glad you like it. :-P
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    [M13 - Quarzite - TT] Horror quarry

    much appreciated! :-D
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    [K12 – Botor - TT] Raiders - Pen and Sword diplomacy

    Awesome build! I like the tan elements! :-P
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    [O17 - Naboo - TT] Exploration on Naboo

    Thanks a lot!
  11. *Your entry has earned 8 XP* log = tt.entry([DT-R&%]); run(log); output:; [DT-R65-BRAVURA SQUAD-MISSION STATUS]:; --The droid we discovered on Kalist VI has the most interesting data files… I haven’t seen anything like them. Our analysts have been working on him for ages, yet the scriptures within this hard drive are encrypted in a code we’ve never seen before. They could be ancient, but we don’t know. That would explain the somewhat erratic behavior of the droid when we first encountered it. IG-828 will certainly pose a challenge, and it is vital for us to uncover his history if we are to work with him further. Fortunately he has been cooperative enough to let us access his memory, however encrypted it is… It could be a trap. It could also be an opportunity… [end_transmission] “ Sir! The droid… it seems to be retrieving a transmission!” exclaimes a bridge officer through the comlink. DT-R65 turns his head towards Coda and Notturno, hinting that they should follow him. The three troopers head down the turbolift of the star destroyer. [location classified] “Do you think we will get any intel on the droid sir?” asks Notterno. “Yes, but it’s hard to say. Only an encryption key will help us reveal the droid's memory bank.. This transmission may be our only chance to discover its true origins... ” replies DT-R65. “We’ll know in just a moment…” smiles Coda. The blast door opens. Dolore and Feroce are waiting at the data center. The droid is sitting on the deck. Wires poor out of its central processing unit. It’s hooked up to the holotable it’s leaned against. The room is dark, apart from lights from the control panels, monitors, and the droid’s head which illuminates the area, alongside with the holotable. A momentary flash of a hologram pops up on the holotable. “What was that?!” asked Coda. They all look and listen intently at the holotable. The flash reappears… only to vanish again as quick as it came. A low pitched scrambled voice emerges from the droid, and a large hologram of the late emperor Palpatine stands on the holotable. The squad stands completely still, in awe, and shock… It was the emperor, prior to his ascendance to power. A young politician stands before them, cloaked and hooded in dark velvet robes. This droid is quite old indeed… The hologram flickers as Palpatine speaks. The speech is scrambled due to the droids security encryption. “This discovery will lead us to places beyond our greatest imagination…” says Notturno, still in awe of what he is seeing. DT-R65’s face darkens as he slightly tilts his head down towards the hologram, keeping his gaze centered on the hologram. His eyes are dark. He tilts his head up again. The blue light reflects off his face. A blue silhouette of palpatine mirrored in his eyes. “Only if we get the encryption key...” replies DT-R65. The hologram fades to blackness. The members of the BRAVURA squad look at each other, absorbing what they have seen. IG-828 begins to scramble again, but this time it’s speaking a language… “Get the computer language analysis to examine this.” says DT-R65. Notturno plugs one of the wires from IG-828 to a control panel. “What are we going to do?” asks Dolore. The translation from the computer pops up on the screen: Region. Mid Rim. Sector Chommell sector. Grid coordinates O-17 43∘06’13”N 88∘19’15”W “We are going to Naboo.” replies Coda. “Save the droid’s databanks, and pack our gear. Coda is right.” adds DT-R65. The squad lands on Naboo with bodypods. The coordinates take them to a large body of water. DT-R65’s pod depressurizes, and he activates his rebreather. The visor of his helmet glows green under the water. He spots the other squad members. The droid is already making its way towards the target. Bubbles burst from IG-828 as he regulates his descent. After a few minutes of swimming, they reach a plateau. A small sphere lay beside it. “Do you see what I’m seeing?” says Coda, a bit ahead of DT-R65 and the rest of BRAVURA squad. As DT-R65 gets closer, the sphere becomes clear. It is heavily corroded. He had been to Gungan city before, when he was a boy. It was one of the most beautiful sights he had seen. This sphere was crooked, ruptured and decayed. The gold that had once covered it had been eroded away by acid surging from the core. As the squad arrives on the plateau, IG-828 stands a bit further from the sphere. Coda takes him for a fool, and goes straight to the dome. There were old canisters of durasteel. A small luminescent light shined vaguely. “IG-R65, have you found anything?” asks DT-R65. The droid turns his head towards the squad. “(Yes.)” it replies. In front of IG-828 lay an ancient relic of a bygone era. A staff with ancient runes, with a hilt at the bottom… It is quite eroded as well, but has been made with such a quality, that it is preserved well enough. Well enough that an experienced high ranking imperial officer would recognize it from his days in the old empire. DT-R65 had seen holoimages of such an item on one of his missions to the emperor's observatories located on Pillio… “This cannot be any ordinary weapon.” says DT-R65. “(It is a sith lightsaber pike…)” says the droid...
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    [O17 - Naboo - TT] Exploration on Naboo

    Yeah, Thanks a lot. I'll keep that in mind next time i do a low lit photoshoot. :-) Thanks you very much! Yeah, I agree, there is much to be built! I really appreciate it, thanks a lot!
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    [O17 - Naboo - TT] Exploration on Naboo

    Thank you very much!
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    [O17 - Naboo - TT] Exploration on Naboo

    Thanks, I want to make it look as if it is located under water. Using a low amount of light makes for a little blur and the deep ocean blue background I wanted for the build. It may be at the expense of some of the detail, but I also think it makes it more authentic, and sets the mood right. I see it as a good compromise as I don't have a deep ocean blue background.(This background is actually purple)
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    [O17 - Naboo - TT] Exploration on Naboo

    Thank you!
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    [K12 - Kalist VI - TT] Discovery on Kalist VI

    Thanks a lot! This is the skeleton piece: https://www.bricklink.com/v2/catalog/catalogitem.page?P=64261#T=C&C=2
  17. *Your entry has earned 11 XP* Discovery on Kalist VI log = tt.entry([DT-R&%]); run(log); output:; [DT-R65-BRAVURA SQUAD-MISSION STATUS]:; --Our mission on Fondor was a success. The sector is under control. Our next goal is to explore surrounding worlds for possible resources and supplies for the cause. Our next mission is on Kalist VI. According to old mission logs an imperial station was placed here during the galactic civil war. It remains to be seen if they have survived on their own for all these years… [end_transmission]; run(log); We’ve arrived on Kalist. The station seems abandoned, largely barron, desert landscape surrounding it. Something has been here though… The supplies here are fresh. The base hasn’t been abandoned for long. Storage crates are covered in sand, some are not. We will search for more evidence as to what happened here, but there is nothing to report yet. [end_transmission]; “This planet is indeed barron sir.” said Coda. DT-R65 stared ahead, observing the station. “What is that over there?!” Coda exclaims. The wind is blowing up the sand, but a settlement within the base itself can be seen. “Nottero, flank the right side of that building”, commands DT-R65. The team approaches the building. Silhouettes of stormtrooper helmets can be seen through the dusty wind. Can it be? Is there still hope for the forces stationed here? No… No. The dust settles. Stormtrooper helmets have been pierced and placed on pikes. This place is indeed inhabited, but not by stormtroopers… Notturo comes around from the right flank. “Nothing here sir.” “Activate that generator.” DT-R65 replies. The generator flickers with light, and makes a high pitch humming sound. An awful racket stirs from within the house. A mechanical sound approaches the closed blast door. “At the ready troopers!” The blast door opens, and a cloud of dust emerges. the mechanical sound is louder, and the blast door closes. Now it is silent. Coda runs a thermal scan, but finds nothing, except the generator… The dust blows away to reveal a metal figure standing before them. A droid, a large droid wielding 2 WESTAR-35 blaster pistols. Could it be reasoned with? not likely, but worth a try. It had after all decimated the imperials stationed here. “((What is your purpose here))” says the droid in a low, muffled and gritty manner. Its sensors are pale, as if it was blind, but one can’t know for sure. DT-R65 turns off his voice scrambler. “We seek to recruit the troopers stationed here, although it seems you made quick work of them.” “((They left me no choice))” says the droid. “((I am IG-828))” It seems to be friendly, despite its menacing appearance. “My name is DT-R65. This is my squad.” “((Please exit the premises.))” says the droid. “Why did you do this?” asks Coda. The droid replies; “((PLEASE EXIT THE PREMISES!))” IG-828 raises his blasters, targeting both Coda and Notturo standing behind him. “Wait! we have something to offer” says DT-R65. IG-828 turns one of his sensors towards DT-R65. “ You are activated thanks to us. Had we not turned on the generator, you would still be here, corroding. We have a ship, we have… opportunity.” IG-828 stands still, computing this proposition. Quite odd that a droid can be conscious in this manner, but this consciousness was also what made it so effective. The droid lowers his blasters… BRAVURA squad has gained a new member! run(status); Mission on Kalist VI:; status: successful [end_transmission];
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    [K12 - Kalist VI - TT] Discovery on Kalist VI

    Thank you very much! I'm glad you like the story! :-)
  19. *Your entry has earned 14 XP* [Factions Ep. 6 - Cat A][L13 - Fondor - TT] Arrival on Fondor... The wind beats against the doors of the gunship. The descent is steep, the sky is dark and BRAVURA squad is holding fast. DT-R65 reveals the holomap. “Alright men, our objective is the assembly area found in sector 2.2. Our CO has taken the metal refinery. It is up to us to halt, and destroy the production facilities. We will enter the complex through the maintenance halls and make our assault from within the complex. DT-0567, and DT-0698, you will sabotage the aerial defense system. We cannot land with the dropship, but we can deploy by parachute.” “Sir, Why would we not use jetpacks?” interrupts DT-0567, known informally as Coda. “We will take questions after the briefing DT-0567.” replied DT-R65 harshly. He continues; “After Coda and Dolore have terminated the defensive systems, the petty guard staff Pyerce has on duty will be dealt with accordingly. We are to destroy all facilities in sector 2.2.3 and 2.2.4. The remaining facilities will be used to our advantage in the following siege. Now, are there any questions?” “My question still stands.” said Coda. “Yes of course.” replied DT-R65 “It is imperative we use manual gear, as jetpacks will give away our position. We have scramblers, but do not forget, Pyerces forces will be alert and looking for any suspicious activity! Is that clear trooper?” “Sir, yes sir!” answered Coda hastily. ... “ I must say, these troopers are quite lacking… in everything” said Coda. “So it would seem DT-0567” replied DT-R65. “May I ask you a personal question sir?” “No” answered DT-R65. “We are all imperial special forces here DT-0567. You know as well as I do, what each and every one of us has been through. Refrain from asking such questions in the future.” commanded DT-R65. DT-R65 continued; “DT-0567, A certain amount of restraint is required, if we are all to be free from the suffering that life will inevitably wash over us. That is why we must fight for what we believe is right. You must fight for what you believe in, Coda. Can you do that soldier?” inquired DT-R65. “Yes, sir” answered Coda. Dawn had risen, and BRAVURA squad was finishing off the last of Pyerces forces. Explosions echoed through the factory as the charges placed by Dolore and Coda were activated. DT-R65 and Coda admired the destruction they had created. The sky was red with fire, and the decks coated with dead bodies and fallen debris. Hell has entered Fondor, and nothing would quench the flames of this destruction, nor the flames burning within each member of the BRAVURA squad, burning with a rage and vengeance near unspeakable. No man would stop them.
  20. Thank you so much! :-D Thank you! The metal structure pieces come from set 7900. Thanks! Thank you so much! glad you like it. Thank you! :-) Thanks a lot!
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    [K12 - Kalist VI - TT] Discovery on Kalist VI

    Thanks a lot! :-) Thank you! Yes, the show must go on... :-D Thank you so much! I do enjoy a whack background every once in a while, depending on the build. I think it makes it pop a bit more, although these pictures had a bit poor lighting. Here's an example of a picture of the same build with some better lighting: https://flic.kr/p/2jBJBUR
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    [K12 - Kalist VI - TT] Discovery on Kalist VI

    Thanks a lot! He will indeed be force to be reckoned with. His datafiles could possibly aid BRAVURA squad in there search for allies!
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    [M13 - Devaron - TT] Stopping the Leak

    I agree, definitely some nice parts usage here as well! nice work!
  24. *Your entry has earned 13 XP* [Factions Ep. 6 - Cat C][L13 - Fondor - TT] The Bridge… Leaders of the grand imperial Triumvirate plot against Pyerces forces. A squad of the triumvirates death troopers will deploy in groups to sabotage a industrial complex key to taking the most valuable shipyards on Fondor. “It is key in the assault of the planet, that all enemies forces are wiped out. Do not hesitate, show no mercy. ” ordered Gaius Neimor “Yes sir!” replied DT-R65 and the rest of BRAVURA squad. “The higher-ups want this sector under control! These imposters cannot, and will not stop us. Prepare the assault crafts, and land in the assembly area. My troops will take the metal refinery. DT-R65, I am leaving you responsible with BRAVURA Squad to take the assembly area. We only succeed together. Then the Shipyards will be practically defenseless, as they won’t be able to retrieve resources and supplies from their reserves. We will starve them out, and destroy them. Is that understood?!” exclaimed Gaius Neimor. “Sir, Yes Sir!” replied DT-R65 and the rest of BRAVURA squad. close up: https://www.flickr.com/photos/150072372@N07/50213538187/in/dateposted-public/