One of the problems I had with Legacy (and this is one of the very few, considering they're my favorite EU offerings since maybe Shatterpoint
) is the backstory. Simply to create another "ragtag pro-democracy rebels" vs. "brutal tyrants," they decided to kneecap the galactic government at the time. Have you seen a map of the Galaxy during that era? It looks like this.◊
Which means most of the GA decided "herp derp, we'll surrender and be Quislings for the Sith, just as we were fair-weather allies before." For once, I'd like to see some planets who actually prefer Alliance leadership to Imperial overlordship. Democratic government deserves a Reconstruction
in Star Wars
That's why I think the era after Legacy should take place in a time of balkanization and regional conflict, with the Triumvirate effectively becoming a rump state while regional republics crop up. Some hate the Empire and feel that Alliance betrayed them by sharing power with the Empire that handed the Sith the galaxy on a silver platter, others are isolationst, others do not recognize Marasiah as the rightful Empress, others are suspicious of Jedi possibly establishing theocratic government in the sections of the Galaxy they
run, others are humans resentful of alien dominance in the GA government, others are resentful of human dominance in the Imperial government, some leave to settle regional border conflicts, others are bitter because some of their territory was given to either the GA or the Empire to maintain a balance of power, and others are Sith satraps in the middle of nowhere. Basically, keeping the Galaxy in the hands of massive superpowers limits storytelling.
edited 24th Feb '12 12:06:05 PM by CrimsonZephyr
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