Star Wars has captured the imagination of audiences all over the world and is an example of modern-day mythology, much like the superheroes of DC and Marvel Comics. As I'm sure most of you know, the mythology of Star Wars goes far beyond the movies, as there have been countless video games, novels and comic books that make up what is now referred to as the Star Wars Expanded Universe. The purpose of this thread is to create a fan-fiction project that takes place in this Expanded Universe, a project I've titled "Star Wars Beyond".
The Expanded Universe has explored many different periods in the Star Wars timeline, establishing a rather complex history and continuity. Star Wars Beyond will attempt to define a new era in the Star Wars timeline and will be set approximately 1000 years after the events of the films, a completely unexplored period which will allow for maximum creative freedom.
If you are interested in being one of the writers for this project, sign-up in this thread. As this is an entirely new era in Star Wars history we will have to brainstorm ideas for new characters, work together to come up with an overarching conflict, and create the status quo of the galaxy in which our various stories will be set. Once the basic framework of the Beyond era has been established, writers will have the freedom to craft their own stories within this general framework. I'll update this post as we move along with links to the various stories that will be a part of Star Wars Beyond, so that they all can be accessed from one convenient place.
Nearly all of the fan-fiction projects and stories on this site are based on DC or Marvel so I think this could be an interesting and fun change of pace. Even if you don't want to be involved with this project as a writer, feel free to toss out some general ideas in this thread for what you might like to see as part of the overarching story. For those of you who do want want to be one of the writers for this project, just let me know what kind of story you want to tell. For example, a story about a bounty hunter tracking down a certain target, or the story of a relationship between a Jedi Master and Apprentice.
The story so far...
One thousand years after the fall of the Galactic Empire, the Sith are all but extinct. The Jedi Order has reclaimed its former glory and continues to search the galaxy for the few surviving Sith, who remain hidden in the shadows.
batkevin74- will be writing the story of Rendor E'lgrim, who is among the last of the Sith
andrewtheking- will be writing a story that introduces a new race/culture to the Star Wars universe