The Toad Empire vs. the Galactic Republic

Newmarduk By Newmarduk, 1st Mar 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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What happens if the Toad Empire from the Bucky O'hare universe (see is pitted against the Clone Wars-era Galactic Republic from the Star Wars universe.

Prelude to the Republic-Toad Wars

From outside the Known Galaxy, from even outside the regular universe, in a parallel universe called the Aniverse, a planet called simply the Toad Homeworld was populated by an amphibious, green-skinned humanoid race called Toads. Two hundred years before the invasion of the planet Naboo, an artificial intelligence called KOMPLEX, who occupied several stationary computers and a number of mobile robotic bodies, took over the Toad population with a brainwashing mass media called Toad TV, which permitted it to create the militaristic Toad Empire. The Toad military was based upon Stormtoads as the basic rank-and-file soldiers, part-organic, semi-robotic Toadborgs as the cybernetic elite troops, Double Bubble fighter craft as the basic attack vehicles, and Toad Motherships as the capital warships.

However, most of the non-Toad peoples of the particular portion of the galaxy and the Aniverse invaded by the Toad Empire united as the United Animal Coalition and created their own unified military force called SPACE.

After years and decades of fighting, the Toads were beaten back to their native planet by the UAC and SPACE. Then, five years before the invasion of the planet Naboo, KOMPLEX and Toad scientists used experimental transdimensional teleportation technology to transport the Toad Homeworld and it's forces from the Aniverse to another universe, one that contained the Galactic Republic and the Known Galaxy.

The Toad Homeworld had teleported right into space governed by the Galactic Republic, in a section called the Outer Rim Territories. For the next five years, the Toads explored their new galaxy and universe, making alliances with the Sith Lord Darth Sidious and the Trade Federation.

With the aid of Sidious, his Sith apprentice Darth Maul, and the robotic battle droids of the Trade Federation, the Toads built up a new Toad Empire on planets and within solar systems in Wild Space, the portion of the Known Galaxy sandwiched between the Galactic Republic and the Unknown Regions.

Invasion of Naboo

In a surprise move, a joint taksforce of the Toad Empire and the Trade Federation launched an invasion of the planet Naboo. First, a fleet of Toad Motherships and Trade Federation battleships surrounded the world, then Double Bubble fighters and droid starfighters escorted transport ships containing Stormtoads, Toadborgs, and Trade Federation battle droids to the surface. The Royal Naboo Security Force and the Gungan Grand Army were defeated with relative rapidity.

A pair of Jedi, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan apprentice Obi-wan Kenobi led elements of the Judicial Forces, the armed interstellar police force of the Galactic Republic that occasionally acted as an unofficial army and navy, tried to fight against the Toads and Trade Federation fleet orbiting Naboo, but most of the Republic ships were destroyed, and Jinn's and Kenobi's starfighters crash landed on Naboo's surface.

Along with Queen Padme Amidala, the elected monarch of the planet, and the Gungan Jar Jar Binks, Jinn and Kenobi organized an armed resistence among the human and Gungan inhabitants of the planet against the Toad and Trade Federation occupiers.

A falling out between the Toad Empire and the Trade Federation saw the Federation withdraw it's droid forces from Naboo, though the Toads still severely controlled the planet.

The two Jedi, Queen Amidala, and Binks seized a Naboo starship and succesfully evaded the Toad ships in orbit, entering hyperspace. The expose of the Trade Federation's involvement in the Naboo invasion caused the Republic Senate to vote to nationalize it's corporate assets and place it's battle droids and battleships under the control of the Judicial Forces.

Further events saw Anakin Skywalker, a young human slave from the planet Tatooine, inducted into the Jedi Order, Palpatine, the elected senator from Naboo, exposed as Darth Sidious (and forcing Palpatine to flee to Toad-controlled space within Wild Space), and the killing of Qui-Gon Jinn and Darth Maul in a light saber duel involving, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jinn, Palpatine/Sidious, and Maul.

A successful vote of no confidence in the Senate on Coruscant (the capital planet of the Galactic Republic) saw the current Supreme Chancellor Finis Valorum voted out of office and Padme Amidala elected as the new Chancellor.

The Republic-Toad Wars

As soon as she was elected chief executive of the Republic, Supreme Chancellor Amidala used the Jedi (armed with light sabers and the power of the Force) and the Judicial Forces (augmented by the battleships and droids confiscated from the former Trade Federation) to launch simultaneous invasions of Naboo and the Toad Homeworld (which was technically within Republic space).

The results were mixed: Naboo was liberated from Toad control, but the direct invasion of the Toad Homeworld saw the Toads fiercely defend their planet, including the Toad civilians, and the Jedi and Judicial Forces were almost totally wiped out.

For the 10 years after the invasion and subsequent liberation of Naboo, the Galactic Republic and the Toad Empire fought each other in sporadic battles, and quite a few worlds and solar systems in Republic space fell under Toad control.

Meanwhile, Darth Sidious (the former Palpatine), along with the ex-Jedi Count Dooku, were raising an army of Sith warriors trained in the use of light sabers and the dark side of the Force to aid the Toads in warring with the Republic and to counter the Jedi.

The machine/computer/robotic intelligence KOMPLEX developed a close friendship with both Sidious and Dooku, though it was more or less puzzled regarding the so-called Force. Nevertheless, KOMPLEX concluded the Sith forces might be very valuable in fighting the Republic and the Jedi Order.

The Republic-Toad Wars Step into High Gear

10 years after the invasion/liberation of the planet Naboo and the beginning of the Republic-Toad Wars, the Toad Empire and it's Sith allies launched attacks on dozens of Republic worlds, with most of them falling. A few weeks later, a number of interstellar corporations-represented by the Intergalactic Banking Clan, the Commerce Guild, the Corporate Alliance, and the Techno Union-formally allied with the Toads (though not the Sith).

Supreme Chancellor Amidala passed legislation through the Senate transforming the Judicial Forces into the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), with the new GAR augmented by nationalizing planetary-level military and police forces into the GAR and adding legions of human clones born, bred, raised, and trained on the planet Kamino (the so-called clone troopers). The act creating the GAR also authorized the central Republic government on Coruscant to draft civilians into the GAR. The Jedi became military commanders within the GAR.

For the next three years, the Republic and the GAR fought valiantly against the Toad military, their Sith allies, and the private paramilitary forces of the corporations allied with the Toad Empire.

However, three years after the creation of the Grand Army of the Republic, the planet Coruscant, the capital of the Galactic Republic and one of the few remaining worlds under Republic control, fell to a Toad invasion force. Most of the senators and high-ranking civil servants of the Republic government were captured, but Chancellor Amidala and remnants of the GAR and the Jedi Order fled Republic space into Wild Space in order to continue the fight against the Toad Empire.

Padme Amidala gave birth to twins-a son and a daughter-and she revealed she had secretly married Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. However, Jedi Master Yoda had a Force-induced vision indicating that Skywalker's and Amidala's children-named Luke and Leia-would grow up and one day free the former Republic space from Toad domination.


Bucky Ohare, Star Wars

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3rd Mar 2012 (#)

Very nicely done!

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