Hello all. I'm DrakeKoeth, known to my friends here as Dracule Mihawk or just Drac. Given that everything's just starting up, I thought I'd do some shameless plugging for my guild and put forth my best effort to introduce us to the community. Here goes:
The Vast Empire is a Star Wars fanclub founded by Kadann, our Supreme Moff, in 1998. Back then the club focused almost exclusively on gaming, though a few members also wrote roleplays on the forums. As the club matured it began to shift more toward the writing aspects and gaming became less common. As a result we have one of the longest running and most successful Star Wars roleplaying forums around, with a cohesive storyline and a usual active member base of 50-70 people. Our normal roleplaying storyline is currently at about 11 ABY and within it we are an Imperial splinter faction competing for our share of the galaxy. With SWTOR coming out a lot of us see an opportunity to bring the gaming dynamic back into the club.
Before I go further, let me state that I am NOT the leader of the Vast Empire. As noted above, Kadann still runs our community. He is assisted in that by Talon, the Executive Officer of the High Council, and Fury, the Operations Officer of the High Council. They also work with the Division Commanders for the Dark Jedi Order (Talon again), the Army (Rizzit), and the Navy (Stormz). Stormz, as the Naval Commander in Chief, is my boss. I'm the Chief of Naval Warfare, tasked with running the direct combat operations of the fleet.
Our community is very excited about SWTOR as a whole and I expect we'll see a lot of us wasting many an hour playing together. So, if you're looking for a fun community that's well established and well organized, we're the place for you. If you're a writer, or even just interested in learning to write, we'd love to have you with us. If you've ever wanted to be a Stormtrooper sieging a fortress or desired to stand on the bridge of an ImpStar Deuce (or otherwise imagined yourself as a badass in the Star Wars universe), we're the place for you. So, come. Come join us. Sign on with the Vast Empire today and start your journey toward galactic prominence.
Some other features the VE has to offer: a full private wiki, automated monthly in-character pay, an in-character store selling everything from Imperial Urinal Cakes to capital ships, a full banking and benefits plan (Including dental, I kid you not.), a stock exchange based on activity levels and other factors, and much much more. This isn't your run-of-the-mill SW junkies club. This is the Vast Empire, and excellence is our stock in trade.
http://comnet.imperialnetwork.com/ - A link to the ComNet, our main forum.
http://www.vastempire.com/main/ - A link to our home page.
http://www.swtor.com/guilds/165702/vast-empire - A llink to our guild page on SWTOR.com
Thanks for reading.
-Vice Captain Dracule "Drac" Mihawk
Captain of the ISD-II Halcyon Warrior, Commander of the Vast Imperial 2nd Fleet, & Chief of Naval Warfare.
Drake Koeth 05:11, August 28, 2011 (UTC)