History of Tosche Station.   Posted by GM_Kato.Group: public
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Thu 2 Jun 2016
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History of Tosche Station
Tosche Station was begun some 190 years ago by Jerrico Darklighter.  That was not always Jerrico's name.  He had a Dark past before he came to Tatooine.  By the time he came though he had decided to turn over a new leaf, and make amends for his Dark deeds by helping out settlers on the edge of the Dune Sea.  Darklighter built Tosche Station as a small trading post.  It was built with high fortified walls for settlers to take shelter behind when the local Sandpeople Tribes went on the attack.

Over time, thanks to Jerrico Darklighter using his money and influence to bring much needed supplies to the frontier settlers, the area around Tosche Station became a little more settled and a little more safer.  But not entirely.  Sandpeople would still raid moisture farms to kill or carry away settlers.  A visit though from a Jedi, one Anakin Skywalker, changed all that.  One Jedi's tragedy became a boon to settlers in later years.

In the years following the slaughter of the worst offenders of all the Sandpeople tribes, Tosche Station began to grow.  It went from being one fortified castle to a tiny trade town.  Now the surrounding moisture farmers could come here to do much more than trade.  There was a repair shop, green houses, a restaurant, a bar, a butcher, and a tannery.  This is the Tosche Station where a young Luke Skywalker liked to come to spend his free time with his friends, people like Biggs Darklighter and Windy Marstrap who liked to race their T-16s around Beggar's Canyon.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the GM at 23:41, Thu 02 June 2016.

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History of Tosche Station
In the years after the fall of the Galactic Empire, Tosche Station began to enjoy some reknown.  People living during the time of the New Republic began to visit Tatooine to see the planet where Luke Skywalker came from.  As the closest settlement to the Owen Lars Farmstead, Tosche Station began to get tourists.  Tosche Station grew in population as it became a pilgrimage site.  But being located on the frontier of a planet on the ass-end of the Galaxy, it remained small.  But for anyone who wanted to pay their respects to the Heroes of Yavin, it was a must-see.

With tourists came a new hotel and new attractions.  The original Tosche Station built by Jerrico Darklighter became a popular spot to visit by people honoring the Heroes of Yavin.  So to did the Marstrap Repair Shop.  The Owen Lars Farmstead was rebuilt into a shrine dedicated to Luke Skywalker.  Its water was harvested by the Darklighters to feed the growing thirst of Tosche Station.  And up in the Jundland Heights, for those brave enough to make the dangerous journey, another shrine was built dedicated to Obi-wan Kenobi.  Neither shrine was ever built fully into a Jedi Temple.  Both were visited infrequently by Jedi as places to meditate on The Force and their Destiny.
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Fri 3 Jun 2016
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History of Tosche Station
The Golden Age of Tosche Station couldn't last forever unfortunately.  When major warfare, once again with the remnants of the Empire and then with the Yuuzhan Vong, broke out, tourism to Tatooine dropped off.  It was simply too dangerous to make the journey, not that anyone wanted to pay homage to the Heroes of Yavin.

It was during his time though that Tatooine enjoyed a different kind of prosperity.  This time it was because it's on the ass-end of the Galaxy.  Galactic wars always feel like they're so far away.  If you didn't want your home to be on the front lines of a war, or lost your home because you were on the front lines, then Tatooine was the place to come.

Unfortunately, it is those reasons that also make it an attractive place for criminals.  With the declining power of the New Republic came an upsurge in organized crime.  Once again the Hutts began vying for power on Tatooine.  Among them was Rotta the Hutt, son of Jabba the Hutt, who had his father's gifts.  After twenty years of brutal gang warfare on the streets of Mos Eisley and Mos Espa, Rotta finally secured his grasp on the planet.  But for Tosche Station, it was once again spared from suffering the worst of the Hutt's greed by its remoteness.
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Fri 3 Jun 2016
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History of Tosche Station
After the defeat of the Yuuzhan Vong, and the loose friendship that created between the Fel Empire and the Galactic Alliance, things began to look up for Tosche Station.  A safe Galaxy made for more tourists.  But by then there were new heroes, and people began to remember less the Heroes of Yavin.  The only site there that most anyone wanted to see now was the Skywalker Shrine.

But then the rise of Darth Krayt changed everything.  The first thing the Sith did was blow up the Skywalker Shrine.  They reduced it, once again, to a burned out hole in the ground.  The Kenobi Shrine was spared though because of its location on the heights overlooking the Jundland Wastes where it is still very dangerous to get to.  People became afraid to honor the Heroes of Yavin, and so hardly anyone visited Tosche Station anymore.

Tosche Station was turning into a ghost town.  But then a new Galactic tragedy turned the town's fortunes around again.  The defeat of the Galactic Alliance has begun the displacement of a lot of citizens throughout the Galaxy.  To escape the wrath of the Sith, people have begun to flee to any ass-end frontier burg they could find.  The Imperial garrisons in Mos Eisley, Mos Espa, and Anchorhead have also begun squeezing people toward the frontier.  Without Imperial troops stationed there, Tosche Station has begun to grow.  But grow into what?  Natives don't like what they're seeing.  Judging from the newcomers, Tosche Station is turning into the new Mos Eisley.  It doesn't yet have the facilities to be a starport though.  And the Darklighters don't intend it ever to.