Foundations of the Old Republic
25,000 years before the events of A New Hope the galaxy was in disarray. There was no policing of the space-lanes, and no such thing as Hyperspace. The Hutt criminal empire was strong, but there was another. The feared Warlord, Xim the Despot terrorised the galaxy. His powerful War Droids virtually indestructible against the primitive weapons of most planets. Yet there is hope. A small religious sect has formed an order of Knights to defend peace and justice throughout the galaxy.
Xim the Despot
For several decades the galaxy was under the dictatorial, and murderous control of the infamous Xim the Despot. Xim's crimes, although 25,000 years ago, are still talked about in Imperial tap-cafes. Xim built himself an army of near unstoppable War-Robots. with his army he swept across hundreds of star systems.
Xim is an evil man, his crimes and tortures making even a Hutt sick. Physically Xim was a tall human with long black hair and long moustache and beard. He enjoyed lifes luxuries which he took without mercy. Gems and women were his, and whole worlds paid in blood for opposing his word.
Xim would eventually be defeated at the Third Battle of Vontor by Kossak the Hutt. Unknown to Xim Kossak the Hutt had made an alliance with the Klatoonians and Nikto that increased his army to numbers greater than Xims. Despite Xims defeat his legacy survives even into the days of the Empire.
Warbot’s of Xim the Despot
In this era Xims War-Robots are a miracle of modern technology. Standing nine feet tall Xims War-Robots tower over most opponents. Each War-Robot is a bipedal machine with thick reflective armour. Each machine is equipped with heatbeams, particle dischargers and pulse cannons. These War-Robots are the core of Xim the Despots army and the most formidable warriors in the galaxy.
* Pilot Drone only
** Can use own arms for Melee Parry
Heatbeams (damage: 3D - increase damage +1D each round until a maximum of 7D)
Particle discharger (damage: 6D - max. range of 15m)
Pulse cannon (damage: 4D+2)
State of the Galaxy
During this time period there were a lot less planets known to the galactic civilisation. A handful of worlds had reached a technological point where interstellar travel, though slow, was a reality. Of these early races were the Humans from the Core Worlds, Deverons, Duro, Gree (though their society was now much in decline even now), the Devine Celestials and the Hutts.
The Hutts have always been corrupt. Galactic bullies and criminals. As soon as space flight was a possibility the Hutts formed pirates to raid shipping for supplies and slaves. For many years, and many years to come, the Hutts would dominate their worlds through fear and power. Yet, despite their immense power the Hutts found an enemy in another even more diabolical Crime Lord, Xim the Despot. Xim terrorised the space lanes. His technology was amazingly advanced, his weapons deadly and his War Droids nearly invincible. Soon Xim would begin his terror of Hutt controlled worlds bringing about a Galactic Criminal War.