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Orphanages in Star Wars Lore

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Orphanages in Star Wars Lore

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proudofthefish
04.06.2012 , 10:21 AM | #1
Hello there,
I am relatively new to the SW Expanded Universe and I was trying to work out a background for my character and how they would know each other and be all different races. I really got into this game for it's story possibilities so even though I am not at Legacy yet I am already thinking of backgrounds. My first character is a female Miraluka JK. And I wanted my second character to be a human male IA. I wanted them to know each other from childhood and I was thinking they could have been at an orphanage together until she was discovered by the Jedi.

However I like my backgrounds to be pretty reasonable and so is there any lore supporting (or not supporting) orphanages that would be open to all races? I'm thinking it would probably be on a core world. Or I am open to other suggestions that achieve a similar end.

Thanks in advance for the help.

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Iwih
04.06.2012 , 10:29 AM | #2
I think you could just make up one. There are only a few orphanages i know of in the EU and all are in the Movie time line, Hard to think they are operating 3000 years in the past

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proudofthefish
04.06.2012 , 05:20 PM | #3
Basically I just wnted to make sure they sounded plausible. So thanks.

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Jandi
04.06.2012 , 05:38 PM | #4
I don't think Imperial Intelligence is in the habit of randomly going to orphanages to get recruits. Why would they? There is literally 0 reason to, and you don't just "sign up". The selection process is quite strict. A bounty hunter, now that would work, or a Sith Inquisitor, as they are slaves at the start. Sith Warrior seems to be of higher class than your average imperial.
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CJ_SAX_MAN
04.06.2012 , 06:18 PM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by Jandi View Post
I don't think Imperial Intelligence is in the habit of randomly going to orphanages to get recruits. Why would they? There is literally 0 reason to, and you don't just "sign up". The selection process is quite strict. A bounty hunter, now that would work, or a Sith Inquisitor, as they are slaves at the start. Sith Warrior seems to be of higher class than your average imperial.
Bounty hunters are slaves? I thought they just were freelance mercenaries who decide to get in with that group Mako is in to try to get into and win the great hunt.
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Captain_Zone
04.06.2012 , 06:29 PM | #6
Quote: Originally Posted by CJ_SAX_MAN View Post
Bounty hunters are slaves? I thought they just were freelance mercenaries who decide to get in with that group Mako is in to try to get into and win the great hunt.
He meant the Sith Inquisitor, CJ.
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proudofthefish
04.06.2012 , 07:42 PM | #7
Obviously I need to do more research into the class backgrounds/origin stories. I only found out that SI were usually slaves because of earlier research today.

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Iwih
04.07.2012 , 06:30 AM | #8
I say come up with what you like. Don't use the Official class story to set up your RP background. Many people do that I think its kinda meh. I mean how many Great Hunt Camps will we have if every one did that? On some of my toon's i don't even RP them as the class they are lol.

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Captain_Lurker
04.07.2012 , 07:12 AM | #9
Quote: Originally Posted by proudofthefish View Post
Hello there,
I am relatively new to the SW Expanded Universe and I was trying to work out a background for my character and how they would know each other and be all different races. I really got into this game for it's story possibilities so even though I am not at Legacy yet I am already thinking of backgrounds. My first character is a female Miraluka JK. And I wanted my second character to be a human male IA. I wanted them to know each other from childhood and I was thinking they could have been at an orphanage together until she was discovered by the Jedi.

However I like my backgrounds to be pretty reasonable and so is there any lore supporting (or not supporting) orphanages that would be open to all races? I'm thinking it would probably be on a core world. Or I am open to other suggestions that achieve a similar end.

Thanks in advance for the help.
With the Star Wars universe being so large it would not be surprising that there would be just about one of anything, including orphanages. Personally I like the concept, it might be tough for the orphanage to have people go to the two different "factions" (Republic/Empire).

Some thoughts to help you if you wish: I would check the timeline situation but the orphanage could have been on a Republic planet that was taken over by the Empire (the Mirakula could have left juts before the invasion). The orphanage could have been a front for the Empire to recruit agents/force senstivies (which the Mirakula JK could have been rescued from).

In my personal opinion as long as the concept isnt too far fetched, it could be fun.

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Jandi
04.07.2012 , 08:05 AM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by Iwih View Post
I say come up with what you like. Don't use the Official class story to set up your RP background. Many people do that I think its kinda meh. I mean how many Great Hunt Camps will we have if every one did that? On some of my toon's i don't even RP them as the class they are lol.
Yes, that is the problem with stories that go to great heights. I was honestly disappointed with both SW and SI because it's a multiplayer game yet obviously there can only be one Wrath or Darth Nox, yet everyone is. I was just commenting on how it would work WITH the stories, ignoring them is completely ok, and even advisable.
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