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Reverend Strone
2 April 2002, 06:13 PM
I've been wondering about all the varied and interesting usernames folks around here use. Some are obvious, others obscure, some are hilarious, others downright mysterious. So what are the stories behind these ecclectic names?

I'll get the ball rolling with my own for those who haven't already heard it or care- this being the abbreviated version:

Reverend Strone is based on "The Reverend" Asrael Strone, the name of an NPC I hold close to my heart in my epic Fringe campaign. A quote from the good Reverend fills my signature below. He's an eccentric, proud, travelling preacher and force-user who's faith is drawn from the beliefs of countless worlds, blended with his own unique and twisted force philosophy. At the time of the campaign he is in hiding in the wilds of Tatooine where locals regard him warily as a slightly crazy old man who wanders the sands rattling off scripture.

Who's next?

2 April 2002, 07:45 PM
Mine is neither exciting nor interesting. It's an abbreviation of my full name... D)aniel G). Swensen.

I used to have a variety of different usernames, but I have so many memberships on so many sites, they just got hard to remember. I considered getting a clever one for Holonet... Darkshadow Crystalsaber Ravenstorm, Darth B4D4$$, Yahoo Sidious, Greedo Shootsfyrst... but I resisted. Sometimes, I regret having such a bland username, a little. But not often.

2 April 2002, 07:56 PM
While the light side of the force seems to be reasonably neutral, letting its users stay in the light or fall into darkness, the dark side is a little more possessive. Once caught in its snare, it rarely lets go. It actively seeks out new quarry, and draws strength from maifestations of dark side users.

What is Krad-edis?
Notice I did not use who. The dark side is active in deceiving those who see its power. A powerful dark side user can use the dark side to gain power and grant power to others as a small gift. When they accept, they are trapped. Sometimes there is no powerful dark side user, just times when a Jedi or light side force user has moment of doubt in the light side, an overwhelming fear, or untapped anger which pushes a Jedi or light side user over the edge. What pushed them was Krad-edis, a fragment of the living dark side. Krad-edis has no true form but can appear as many (usually what his targets fear the most). Striking at Krad-edis will make Jedi his slaves, for Krad-edis is what is fueled by hate, anger, fear and dispair.


A great game master tool for aggressive Jedi players. Krad-edis' affect mind abilities in conjunction with Feed on the Dark Side make him very tough to beat.

2 April 2002, 07:59 PM
Originally posted by dgswensen
Yahoo Sidious, Greedo Shootsfyrst

lol Those are hilarious!

I would have picked something funny, if I would have realized I would be here on this site this long. Krad-edis is cool, but he is kind of a depressing guy.

2 April 2002, 08:06 PM
My user name origin is fairly boring... I majored in English Lit with a minor in Theater and I became known among the insidiously boring literature crowd as the "Mad Poet". I started using it as an e-mail handle and just kind of stuck with it.

2 April 2002, 08:39 PM
Moridin is a big bad guy in the Wheel of Time series.

Looking back on it now, I wish I'd been more original in choosing my name. But I just chose Moridin because I thought my Holonet membership was just a trial thing. Yeah, then my site got popular and I became a board mod, and it would just confuse everyone if I changed now.

Whoa, I just realized I broke 1000 posts a couple of days ago. Millenium Club, here I am!

Talonne Hauk
2 April 2002, 08:46 PM
Talonne Hauk was my first and greatest character. I started playing Star Wars back in '86 or '87, when WEG first put out the d6 system.Talonne was a Merc who earned enough dough to buy a YT-1300, and started smuggling. Along the way, he met up with a Barabel, who became his best friend and first mate. They souped up the Stratocaster, and became a team that followed in the footsteps of a Corellian and Wookiee. But then Talonne developed a sensitivity to the Force, and his life became somewhat murkier. To make a long story short, Talonne became a Jedi Knight who had to overcome an unfortunate past. He was the most challenging and fun character I ever played, and now he's in blissful retirement, with several Twi-lek masseuses an the pleasure planet of Zeltron.:D

Reverend Strone
2 April 2002, 08:52 PM
It's an abbreviation of my full name... D)aniel G). Swensen.

Okay, this just adds more fuel to the previously posted theory that dgswensen and I are probably clones. My first name is Daniel too! Is that the Twilight Zone theme I can hear?

Krad-edis , that's a cool notion too. Nice idea.

As for the MadPoet , I kind of figured it was something like that. You have a way with words.

Reverend Strone
2 April 2002, 08:58 PM
Actually come to think of it, Moridin has a certain imposing ring of authority to it as well. It kind of suits the boss in my opinion.

2 April 2002, 09:15 PM
Originally posted by revstrone
Okay, this just adds more fuel to the previously posted theory that dgswensen and I are probably clones. My first name is Daniel too! Is that the Twilight Zone theme I can hear?

8o *boggle*

This turn of events is unfortunate, revstrone... we will have to accelerate our plans. Begin landing your troops!!!

Oh, and Kral, glad you liked Yahoo Sidious. I'm planning on putting an actual "Yahoo Sidious" into a TOON game I'm going to run -- he should make my players scream in agony...

darth maim
2 April 2002, 10:15 PM
Darth Maim is a character that I now sadly NPC (I can't find a game to play in to save my life)...

[ The ] Eidolon (his given name)

A Nagai soldier he was a happy individual splitting his time between fighting the Tofs and having fun with his best friend... It was unfortunate when his friend found an old holocron deep in a cave on Nagai. His father contacted an outside friend who passed the word on to the Jedi Order. Weeks later two Jedi showed up asking around for him... that was the last time Eidolon ever saw his best friend alive. About a month later a figure in dark robes pulled him into an alley and explained that when he said he didn't want to give the jedi the holocron they murdered him and took it. He explained that he too had suffered great loss at the hands of the Jedi and could provide information and training to help him achieve the vengence his heart desired.

Fast forward several months and we find Eidolon accelerating in the ways of combat and a natural at wielding the force... The current master takes an interest in him. She approaches him in his dreams enchanting him into her thrall even further...

Finally the day comes that he is approached to become the mistresses apprentice. Many warriors resent this frail new comers rapid advancement and the current apprentice hates that Eidolon has become his mistresses pet project. The two train constantly ever looking into the future will two will enter and one shall advance. The current apprentice has no doubts that if given the time Eidolon will win. He waits for just the right moment and finally has it when they are sent on an assignment together. When they arrive at their destination Eidolon is attacked by six of the acolytes he trained with upon coming to this place. After he is beaten the apprentice explains to him he had been duped all along. The sith had killed his friend to recruit him... he was then left for dead.

During this time his mission of vengeance had enlightened him of a large amount of Jedi knowledge (he had allready killed 6 jedi in combat and had their lightsabers as trophies). He went looking for the jedi order with news of a planned sith ressurgance. They of course listened but didn't fully trust him. They sent a master, a padawan, and two antarian rangers to accompany him to a sith temple (and the base of operations for the traitorous apprentice) on an information gathering mission. They found it ransacked and full of blood and carnage (no bodies though) and went asking... on their journey they eventually did find the apprentice and mistress. The padawan turned to the darkside to survive and killed his master, Maim killed the apprentice and the rangers went along for the ride...

Two years later they pair (Maim and the padawan) joined a force organization called the balance (I'll post stats soon) and the padawan was sent back to the Jedi as an infiltrator.

Darth Maim has been on all sides... at one point a sith lord, next a hopeful Jedi (their ways of thinking didn't feel right), and finally a leader of the Balance -- (headed by a young uber-powerful cloned body of Anakin Skywalker).

Ghost In The Holocron
2 April 2002, 11:28 PM
Hmmm. Interesting backstories you guys have there. Can't believe I completely missed that Krad-edis thing -- but then I'm a gullible old fool, as Moridin's prank has proven. And now I know about the original Darth Maim.

For my part, the handle Ghost In the Holocron is really just a play on Ghost In The Shell -- that really neat anime movie, whose title in turn is a play on the phrase "ghost in the machine", which for some reason now reminds me of the old Police album of the same name -- "We are spirits in a material world...na na na...nana nana na na.."

And: dgswensen, revstrone: I am on to you guys! ;)

Reverend Strone
3 April 2002, 12:09 AM
Can't believe I completely missed that Krad-edis thing -- but then I'm a gullible old fool, as Moridin's prank has proven.

Yeah well, you're in good company there.

And: dgswensen, revstrone: I am on to you guys!

"Begun, this clone war has..."

Aaron B'Aviv
7 April 2002, 04:54 PM
I was part of a collaborative team putting together the rules for an online rpg. Time came that the rpg was ready to launch and I was to be given credit for my share of the work. I usually work on yahoo boards under the name ronarfel, my yahoo id and the name of my greatest character, a now deceased fighter pilot. I couldn't very well give that name.

I decided to give my real first name. I don't hide it online. Regardless of warnings from countless paranoid people about how much criminals can do online, I refuse to believe that giving my first name will allow them to rob me. My last name, on the other hand. I tend to keep that one offline.

I decided to pay tribute to my idol, the great Joe Dimaggio. Dimaggio is Italian for "In May." I'm not Italian- I'm Jewish. So instead of being Aaron Dimaggio, I became Aaron B'Iyar, Iyar, the Hebrew month which roughly corresponds to May. I liked the idea so much that I continue to give the name as a user name from time to time. I later changed Iyar to Aviv, which means spring in Hebrew and covers the meaning I want better. Since I was born in April, the name now carries a double meaning for me.

8 April 2002, 10:15 AM
Mine is the title of a They Might Be Giants song. That is where the first part of my signature comes from (they are lyrics from the song). My other handle is Bonedaddy26, or Bonedaddy1973. It is in reference to a nickname given to Jack Skelington from Nightmare Before Christmas, a personal favorite of mine. The number gets tacked on if there is already a bonedaddy.

You'd be surprised howmany people think that bonedaddy is pornographicly inspired. Good God!

darth maim
8 April 2002, 10:30 AM
Hey man I go by bonedaddy!!

It's on my cell phone, t-shirt and I actually used it before I saw TNBC... I snagged it of a crappy rutger hower movie.

8 April 2002, 10:38 AM
Mine should be fairly simple to guess, :)

8 April 2002, 10:38 AM
I have a Jack tatoo on my arm, with the name bonedaddy scrolled below it. That is how I got to be called it. What movie was that?

8 April 2002, 01:16 PM
My name just came about because there was a period in my life where I was obsessed with the name alfred, and just used it for all handles and stuff, and I like ewoks, so I combined them.

8 April 2002, 01:24 PM
Pretty much Zeth Zooken was a character I made up in a short story in High School. I got an "A" on it so I was hapy. Then the first time I played DnD, it just came back to me. Sadly though, The Zeth Zooken in DnD and SW have become to powerful, and my DM won't let me use him anymore. Not to mention people kept on picking on him because he had purple hair PC, NPC, and the people I was with, but he got a lot of experience though...

Some Idiot in a bar: Hey...that guy has purple hair...lets kick his a&&

Not to mention he was picked out a lot because he stood out.

darth maim
8 April 2002, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by Dr_Worm
I have a Jack tatoo on my arm, with the name bonedaddy scrolled below it. That is how I got to be called it. What movie was that?

It was called Bonedaddy... If you didn't see it you aren't missing much. I was manager of a video store when it came out so I saw the box everyday and some of the girls who worked there jokingly started calling me "bonedaddy"...

8 April 2002, 04:26 PM
nightninja50 comes from a comic in the comic strip foxtrot book, Camp Foxtrot where a nerdy kid gives another kid his internet name, with which he creates viruses of hazard on the net

23 April 2002, 07:28 AM
I haven't got any deep, metaphysical reason for choosing this name (:p), i just like the colour green, and i think capes are dead stylish (pity people don't wear them these days). So it came to me in a flash, pretty much like every time i invent a name.

Rigil Kent
23 April 2002, 08:02 AM
Rigil Kent is just short for my home-system, Rigil Kentaurus (or Alpha Centauri.) No, really. Honest. :D

Nova Spice
28 April 2002, 10:21 AM
Nova Spice, contrary to popular belief, is not a new spice girl.....and I'm not female.......Nova Spice is named after my PCs first ship in the Rebellion Era, a YT-1150. It served them valiantly and never seemed to be able to just die! They had two ships, a YT-1300, named the Rancor Slayer and the Nova Spice....and even though the Spice was older, it always performed better than the Rancor Slayer......so that's the origin of my username. ;) Pretty simple really.....B)

28 April 2002, 12:48 PM
Back when I liked the Rebellion (3 yeaers ago) I got an MSN screenname. I'm to lazy to make multiple names so it stuck.

Wade Trenor
28 April 2002, 03:54 PM
Wade comes from my hero, Deadpool ;)

The name Trenor has a small bit of history... It was the surname of a female NPC that my very masculine (but retired) PC met up with. Nine months later, a little tyke is born, but the father's done a runner...

Terras Jadeonar & Raven
28 April 2002, 09:56 PM
Since everyone either loves or hates my user name for the T. J. & R aspect... might as well spill it :D

Terras: [pronounced Terr-Raas , not terrace] : is the pc i play in 2 sw d20 games.
- Terras is also the Ukrainian dereritave of Terry, which is my real name. (Ukranian heritage i am) Tthe only time ever I hear that name spoken is when my family reminesce of past on relatives, so it sounds cool to use in that sense...

Jadeonar: a deviation of Jade, which is not only my fave color green. but also the last name of my fav sw char Mara Jade ... so i made it Jadeonar, the 'onar' part sounding cool and original.

& Raven: is the name of my ship's female ai as stated in my sig. the choice of the name Raven is supposed to signify the dark and mysterious nature of her. I like the name raven for some reason and i don't know why so thats why i chose it.

Contrary to popular misbelief, Raven is not the representation of my lady friends or companion(s). The real story is when I first signed onto this board, I initially had filled in the form as Terras Jadeonar , and i hit the submit button... something wasn't properly done on the form or something screwed up so It said to re-check it and re-submit it, and so i did... unfortunatley, the site came back and said "T...J" already taken... so i sighed and then added the "& Raven" onto it which finally went through properly...

And thats why the last line of my sig says what it says...

29 April 2002, 06:07 AM
Iris Nighthawk is my Jedi Character. Her last night "Nighthawk" is actually an alias. She changed her name to separate herself from her family. (Her father was an abusive ... umm... "business man".)

I decided to use just "Iris" as my login name because at the time I joined the Holonet, we were in a part of the story were Iris discovered that her father is technically her step-father and that her real father was a Jedi named Jomar Solhawk who died when the Emperors Jedi Hunters found him. (He managed to hide with his wife for many years on Korbin before being discovered.) I was deciding if she'd change her name or not at the time I joined the Holonet.

To this day her name is still Nighthawk because a few things happened to make her feel unworthy of her father's legacy at this time.

2 May 2002, 10:21 PM
I am a big fan of the Ropert Asprin's fantasy/comedy series of Myth books. They are very tounge in cheek, and more than a little amusing.

All the books have a "myth" title, such as Hit or Myth, Little Myth Marker, Another fine Myth......and so on.

Oh, his Thieves world anthologies are realy good too, If you can find them. They were realy pretty poopular in the early eighties....Man,I hate when I date myself.

8 May 2002, 10:20 AM
Good stories!

BillyBeanbag is the name of a minor character from my college TV - public access days. We had a recurring segment called the Jank Superhero, and I played Billy Beanbag...

Since others have graced us with more of the story I will oblige :)

Billy Beanbag was a wrestler who developed super-powers, that allowed him to turn himself into a blob-like or Beanbag shape. He learned how to control his powers to the point where he could turn parts of his body into the blob consistency, while keeping other parts solid. He was really good at taking a beating, and his only weakness was getting punctured. Which was how he met his unfortunate demise...

Anyway, I made an e-mail account with the name, and it has since stuck through several message board ID's and various other on-line incarnations...

(the funny part is, people get really confused when I tell them my name is Dave)

Grand Admiral Jason
9 May 2002, 05:41 PM
Well, my namae is a cominatioin:

Grand Admiral Gives me a sense of superiority

Jason Insane, pscoy killer, which describes me very well ;)
(if you couldn't tell, I was just joking!!)

Cordova Bossk
10 May 2002, 07:54 AM
Cordova Bossk is my very first RPG charactor. I just didn't think I'd get so involved in this.

So-Var Leet
10 May 2002, 09:47 AM
So-Var Leet is two things:

1. It's a play on the l337 h4x0r language you see on the net or if you're playing online video games. It comes from $0 \/3ry l337 which means, "So Very Elite".

2. When I started playing the SW RPG I need to come up with a character name. So I looked through the CR and under the Cerean it says "So Leet". I just added the "Var" and made it sound a little more like the name of a Jedi.

My Jedi character later went on to turn to the dark side, and his quest was to seek out and kill Luke Skywalker. Unfortuneatly, he met his demise as his ship plowed into the Imperial Palace on Courscant (during the New Republic era), and now his dark side spirit lays dormant in the Palace waiting for the right time to come to life again...

6 June 2002, 09:54 PM
I have really enjoyed reading most of your reasons, histories and such.

As for mine, I think most of us probably already know where it comes from, but for those who don't have a clue................
In Japanese:
yashi=palm tree
Which I always tease it means I AM my own island. :D

It is also the name of the troubled frigate that is sending a disteress call in a simulation combat test, of the same name, at Starfleet. Which James T. Kirk is the only member of Starfleet to pass a "no-win" situation. (Which I also tease to go against Kobayashi Maru is a "no-win" situation. :D ) Plus it is the name of the mission the Enterprise crew used to grab Bones, steal the Enterprise, and return to the planet Genesis.

It is also the name of my Jedi since we started playing d20 and I thought it would be appropriate for the Holonet.

14 June 2002, 02:07 AM
i took the nick Jastor for my first serious sw rpg character in.. 94-95 (even thou i started playing long time before that) ... then i used it on the net (to honor him, since he died a horrible, but brave death). then my friends started to call me that irl.. hehe :) most ppl i know dont know my real name, but calls me Jastor instead ^^

14 June 2002, 07:22 AM
Early in High School I started messing around with BBS's and the early Internet (in those 14.4k Modem days), and I wanted something that both implied femininity, fierceness, and being cat-like. So Vixen was born.

Then one of my friends, who was a huge Issac Asimov reader, started calling me 'Vixen of Venus' which was the title of one of Asimov's short stories that appeared post-humously in the Asimov Magazine that was produced.

He thought it was funny because the story was entitled that because it was about a woman who was from a space station on Venus and went insane after having her genetics altered by radiation, which increased her sex drive. And the whole plot of the story was her, on a ship going back to earth, and trying to mate with the rest of the crew, and then kill them ... SOUNDS PRETTY STUPID HUH? Well it was, but I liked the name, so I just adopted it and made it my own ... and it kind of lost it's funnyness for the Asimov fan.

So Vixen of Venus was born ... and that's been my online persona for years, going back to my Freshman year of HS back in 1993-94 (damn, I'm old)

FlipDog 2000
14 June 2002, 08:33 AM
Not as old as me............oh, wait..................darn it.

Well, like geek I am, I started a thread like this in C&M, but didn't realize there was already one in here.....anywayz, the origin of FlipDog goes far back...okay, just a year......I was playing Goldeneye and needed a screen name...I couldn't think of one, so I looked around the room. It was then that I noticed my mousepad and an ad for the internet employment company, flipdog. I put it in to the program and added my year of graduation, 2000.......B.C. (Told ya I was old), and it has stuck ever since.
However, I am working on a background for a Dark Jedi - Slicer known throughout the galaxy only as FlipDog.

14 June 2002, 01:48 PM
I gotcha beat Vixen. I graduated back in '89. On topic though, My Screen name is just my nickname and is derived from my last name. It also fits like a glove. If you look up the definition in the dictionary, it means wanderer, traveler, or vagabond, I've been all up and down the eastern US, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Detroit, Pittsburgh, even Saudi Arabia (Desert Storm). So I've kind of earned it.

Matt Richard
14 June 2002, 10:57 PM
OK, I confess, Matt Richard is not my real name. Back when I was in school our english class made names out of our middle name, plus the street that we lived on. Even though I have moved several times since then, Matt Richard has always stuck with me.

15 June 2002, 12:15 AM
My full name is Khairul Hisham Jamalludin. Friends call me Hisham. Just thought for once I'd have my own name as a username.

My own persona in SWRPG (I GM, see?) is dead and vaporized. Just you folks know, it really hurts when you take an escort frigate and ram it into the command superstucture of a star destroyer...

FlipDog 2000
15 June 2002, 08:38 AM
That does tend to happen...and hurt. But a more appropriate question...did it take out the SD?

15 June 2002, 08:52 AM
Hmm...Mine is rather mundane compared to most here...

Since I am a Techno-Geek, techno had to be in my name somewhere.
I love The white wolf game Changeling and well me and my friends tend to play a lot of pranks on each other so I took the kith from that book Pooka and there you have ...Technopooka.

I think the best one I heard was a silly star wars game a friend of mine was running. He had a sith in there named Darth-Tanian. I know that isn't the right spelling but I think you all know where It cam from.

Then there was Darth Brooks (Garth Brooks) and Darth Sillious. And don't forget the Dark lord of the Bith. I saw that one some where. :)

Donovan Morningfire
16 June 2002, 12:03 PM
Like a few others, my name here is from a character I play, a Jedi Knight from the Rise of the Empire era, and my first d20 character (and he's still kickin' :) )

As for how that name came about ...

The Donovan part was from a conversation I had with my parents, in which it was mentioned I was almost named Donovan instead of my real first name. I just liked the sound of it at the time, and so I used it.

Morningfire was the last name of my 1st ever Star Wars PC, a snot-nosed Young Jedi named Ryu Morningfire (I was in the midst of a Street Fighter II craze at the time). Said character was next to nothing on paper, but my dice came alive for the boy. I have many fond gaming memories that involve Ryu, many of which leave the average listener scratching their heads wondering how the frell he survived. So hoping for a bit of that same dumb luck, I once again used the name Morningfire. (Though Ryu and Donovan are of no relation.)

And Vixen, you ain't that old darlin' ;) At least not when compared to "fossils" like me :D

19 June 2002, 05:27 AM
Bwahahaha!! Donovan thinks he's old!!!! :p Children!! :p
My nick is my old Army nick that was given to me by 2 of my Squadron sergeants. It has a double meaning.. firstly I was the Squadron dummy spit champion :) and secondly, well.. lets just say I have a passing resemblance to a bear.. or a wookiee :(

19 June 2002, 07:42 AM
Hey, Grizzly, What years were you in? I was in the US army form 89-93. Even served in Saudi during the Gulf War. How about you?

22 June 2002, 01:21 AM
Tramp, I was in from 86-99 and boy aint I paying for it now! Dodgy back and dodgy knees.. mind you that probably also has a fair bit to do with my 9-5 job as well :( I've been involved in transport since 87 one way or the other :o

Moff Neomen
24 June 2002, 08:22 AM
Moff Neomen: the eternal nemesis of the characters in my big campaign. A short, squat and balding Imperial Moff with a nasal voice, a taste for nefarious and overcomplicated devices, grandious plots, and escaping rocket chairs. He was quite ridiculous, which was half the reason why characters learned to fear his "Nyeh!"...they knew he was gonna show up with something silly. Dangerous, but silly. I'm sure the some in the NNTBS bar remember ;).

I yoinked the name Neomen from a sourcebook. An NPC in the Secrets of the Sisar Run sourcebook (which was our campaign bible) was named Captain Neomen, and when it came time to name the evil Moff of the adventure I realized I had come up with nothing. Neomen was the first name to come to my gaze :D.

Wedge in Red2
24 June 2002, 02:49 PM
Wedge was one of my favourite SW characters. For one, he was a pilot (and I always wanted to be a pilot when I was younger). And he wasn't a whiner like Luke. Importantly, he didn't die (like most the other pilots did...could you really idolise Jek Porkins or Biggs Darklighter?). And hey, who else got to fly in attacks on 2 Death Stars?

[Note: There could possibly be one other character. In Ep4 you see Lukes X-wing, the Falcon, Wedges X-Wing and a lone Y-Wing leaving the exploding Death Star. Come the Battle of Endor, Luke was inside DS2, Han and Chewie were on Endor. The lone Y-Wing Pilot is the only one aside from Wedge who could have been flying in the Battle of Endor.]

Wedge in Red 2 is also my StarWars.com user ID (Wedge and Wedge Antilles were taken).

Anyway, that's about the guts of it. I'm a Wedge fanantic. :D

Dan Stack
24 June 2002, 05:28 PM
My parents gave me my name. I've always been rather fond of it so I tend not to go for anonymity when I'm on-line. ;)

Seriously though, I tend to use my real name as it seems to be a good way to remind myself to (at least try! :p) to stay as polite as possible - the thought of folks with names like Nazgul or various Darths being able to track me down to my home tends to keep me honest!

Sometimes when I want to use an alias I go by the name "Breschau of Livonia", an obscure Sandman character. I started using that back in college on a BBS (an old-fashioned dial-up BBS in the dark ages before the web...)

Reverend Strone
24 June 2002, 05:37 PM
Aha, now I'll know who to really slap if I ever meet an arguementattive and inflamatory fellow by the name of Breschau of Livonia, in truth, the upstanding and courteous Mr Stack's Hyde-like alter-ego!


Jan Tolbara
28 June 2002, 12:05 AM
My name comes from the first character I played in the Star Wars RPG. Jan Tolbara was a young man that had begun Jedi training as a teenager by one of the last surviving Jedi from the purge. But, he and his parents were discovered and killed by the Empire on his homeworld of Ord Mantell. Eventually, Jan's travels led him to Luke Skywalker about four years after RotJ, and Luke completed Jan's training.

If you want, you can read a more detailed background and get stats for him and the other characters he adventured with from the Campaign Journal: Characters section of my website, Star Wars: The Forgotten Tales (http://www.swtft.com).

8 July 2002, 08:00 AM
Well, I guess mine's sort of self-evident: Biggs from SW IV, and Gavin from the X-wing books. Probably boring, but when I picked it, I was really surprised to discover no one had it already.

Oh hey, look! I made Flight Officer somewhere along the line. Neat! The career of a great pilot begins... B)

23 July 2002, 11:11 PM
Let's blow the dust off this thread...

My name Korpil comes back from the times I started GMing, back in 95. Since I owned the book, and my English was better than Jar Jar's, I became GM. When I had to teach my players how to create a character I made up one for myself. I wanted a name that sounded clear, cool and that had some kind of relationship with the movies, so I dug up the story behind the B-wing and found that it was made by the Slayn & Korpil Verpine hives, so I borrowed the surname Korpil, and added Kerk as a first name (Kerk comes from Kirk, as in Kirk Douglas not the other one, hehe)..

I ended up GMing and playing my character almost as a PC. Later it became a major NPC who had cameos in the new adventures.

Kerk is an absent-minded guy, who knows nothing about the Galaxy but can repair a starfighter like nobody's business... he is also a very decent pilot (he HAS to test the starfighters he repairs/modifies).

Anyway, most of my players now refer to me as Kerk, Korpil or cricket (for his insectoid appearance), and I have fond memories of him...

25 July 2002, 03:21 AM
Rogue_7 simply is the callsign I've been using since X-wing arrived. Managing to survive most encounters it's become somewhat of a good luck charm.

I must add that I'm surprised it wasn't already taken, then I'd have to use Alpha_1 which I survived TIE Fighter under...

25 July 2002, 06:06 AM
Falanx is actuallyshort for Falanx Rifter who, like most of these names, was my very first Star Wars character.

I made him on the WEG version of the game and he quickly became the strongest in the group. I loved playing this chracter, bu then our Gamemaster told us he was moving and that I would pobably be Gamemaster next. So I purposely turn Falanx to the dark side, and within a week of our GM's move he conveniently turned up to harass the other players. Afte a long series of encounters they finally met for the final battle. He managed to take down 3 of the 4 PC's before the last one got him. I still use this name for basically everything on the internet.

Bond-O Calrissian
16 August 2002, 04:49 PM
I took the name because apparently I'm a malt-liquor swilling redneck according to the folks living next door to me. They've lived in this neighborhood for 45 years, darn it, and there's no reason a "malt liquor swilling redneck of a farmboy" (as they call everyone from south of I-80) like me will ever find a decent job around here. I'm not from around here, don't you know.

They think that Sapporo beer is malt liquor. The neighbors are old and dumb. So, inspired by someone's stupidity, I thought... "Malt-liquor drinking redneck? Bond-O Calrissian! Ya'll think this Colt 45 tastes funneh? If ya do, tell me once I get back from havin' sex with my sister! I'll be in the back of my '56 Chevy truck, ok?"

This of course started a whole list of names of the rest of the Calrissian family (Jumbo, Mondo, Honda, Malta, Sweet'n'Low...). I then started with the Fett clan as well (Mango Fett... he dances like a dream! See also Tonga Fett, Torgo Fett, Scuba Fett, Tuba Fett, Torco Fett for the Cubs Fans out there).

So yeah, it's got a story all its own.

Kas'ir Faywind
16 August 2002, 05:09 PM
Cespinar is the name of that imp you find in baulders gate 2 in the thorne of baal. Faywind is something i made up /shrug.

PS that imp kix butt :)

5 September 2002, 04:38 PM
"Ris" is short for one of my NPC Jedi, Z'Rissa Organa, the mentor of my husband's pc. Those of you who have read Donovan's Candences fanfic are already acquainted with this (usually) straight-laced lightsaber instructor. But none of my pc's react to her the way Donovan does. In fact, the non-Jedi are pretty-well convinced she doesn't approve of them. As for her apprentice, the relationship is pretty close to what Donovan depicted.
I also use "Cyrelle," the name of Z'Rissa former mentor.

16 September 2002, 11:49 AM
Hmmm, lemme see. Initially I wanted something that would sound close to Lightsaber (heck, at the time I couldn't think of anything else and I had NO idea I'd stumble across such a great place as the Network here) I also wanted something that sounded flexible, so for some reason Liquid popped into my head. Liquid: able to fill containers of any size (adaptable to any situation), non-compressable, and useful :)

Saber I added going with the lightsaber theme but together I thought it sounded rather contradictory and at the same time uniquely descriptive. It can also carry multiple meanings: A descriptor for a fluid ;) style of lightsaber combat, a flexible saber-like wit (ya, right:p), and an irrepressible (non-compressable?) defender. Ah well, guess it loses alot in the explanation lol :D, it all fit in my head at the time of imspiration...I swear.

I nearly died of laughter after reading the Darth Tanian. Why didn't I think of that?? lol

evan hansen
16 September 2002, 02:23 PM
Ah, the many alter egos of Evan Hansen...

Obviously, here I post as Evan Hansen, my real name.

When I first got into SW-RPG's online community (on Jae Walker's listserv), the name that showed up for my email address was actually a quote from Happy Gilmore. "Doin' the bull dance; feelin' the flow..." People actually started calling me "bulldance" off list, so that had to change. My real name was, on the whole what I used.

I had a really nasty dark force using (read "exceptionally munchkin." I was a total power-gamer in my youth. I'm sorry!) character who was named "Slavian Redd." I just liked Redd with two D's at the time, and there was nothing more to it than that. I was subscribed to a few lists and entered some online groups under that name.

But, on the whole, I dig mommy's preference and just go with Evan Hansen.

24 September 2002, 05:30 AM
Ah the story of the reluctant reliant. My very first car was a 1983 Plymouth Reliant. It was a grey 4-door with maroon interior. I practically lived in it for most of my high school (and early college years) and drove the hell out of it. When I got rid of the car it had over 240,000 miles on it. Although it wasn't much to look at (and certainly wasn't fast) it got me where I needed to go and never left me stranded. In it's later years it started developing carb problems and would only start for me (and only after a complicated process). So between that and it's lack of power, we always called it the reluctant. Sadly the reluctant reliant has gone on to that giant parking lot in the sky (terminal rust), but I still have many a fond memory of that 4-door wonder and the adventures we had together... :)

I started using it as a handle back with my first yahoo account. I tried all variations of my real name and they were all taken, so I typed reliant_k. Well it started there and ever since I've used reliant as my call name for video games. It's a cool call-sign for x-wing and people tend to remember getting vaped by a guy named reliant. During LAN games everyone knows who I am because I always use Reliant as my handle. I use reliant as my handle for most things in homage to my first automotive love. Thus, the holonetter you know as reliant.

Oh, and as for the age thing, I graduated high school in 98.

Reverend Strone
24 September 2002, 11:30 AM
An there was me thinking it was a Star Trek thing? My apologies reliant. Just goes to show you should never jump to assumptions...;)

Rogue Janson
30 September 2002, 08:12 AM
I'm a person who's never had a nickname and who hates making up names and I don't particularly like this one.
Wes Janson is just one of my favourite SW characters - if you've read the Wraith Squadron books, you'll know why. "Rogue" was added because I didn't like "Janson" on it's own, although in hindsight it would have probably have been better without it.
When I started up a little MSN Community site for my roleplaying group (set as homepage on my profile if you want to look), all my friends used their characters' names, but being the GM I didn't have one and instead go by the name Janson.
Also, our roleplaying sessions always tend to be more 'Wes Janson' than 'Luke Skywalker', if you know what I mean.

Wedge: "Ok Janson, hypothetical situation - an Adumari diplomat comes up to you requesting political asylum in the New Republic. What do you do?"

"Is she good looking?"

30 September 2002, 10:45 PM
My name is literally totally random. I used GameSpy's (http://www.gamespy.com) Naminator program, which automatically generates a random nickname for use in video games and stuff. Not especially original, but it's served me well.

I used to go by Renn Herth, the Corellian mercenary that was prominant NPC in most of my early adventures. He was totally unbalanced, but it didn't matter much since my early group consisted of 2 people, including myself, and we played maybe three times a year for two or three years. Too bad.

More recently, I went by Bradikus, which one of my friends at school calls me. It's a combination between my real first name (Brad, for those of you with the 200 IQs) and Spartacus, which makes no sense if you even happened to see my real physique.

And there you go.

1 October 2002, 08:25 AM
I've been using Shadow145 for a long time as my email, back during my first year of college. I was really into Final Fantasy 3 at the time, and Shadow, the dark Ninja with a mysterious past, was my favorite character. So in my ignorance I tried to set up a rocketmail account with that name. Denied. So I tacked on 145, my high school wrestling weight class, to the end.

3 October 2002, 09:05 AM
my name is really a play on my last name (Frost) and the everpresent defenders of the galaxy . with a little fiddling around i came up with the name FROZENJEDI.

my friends and everyone liked it so much it has transended multiple boards , but its begingings will always be here ... ahh memories...

4 October 2002, 12:10 PM
My turn, I suppose...

Before the Clone Wars ended, the Republic started a bioweapons project, intent on creating new Jedi to replace those that had fallen in battle. These new Jedi would be enhanced by combining genes from the greatest Jedi in history, a local (and fierce ape), and artificially created genes. These 'superJedi' were intended to bring a quick end to the Clone Wars.

Something went wrong. Very wrong.

Two Jedi were released so that their strength and abilities could be gauged. They were not cooperative, and violence broke out. It took 30 foot soldiers, One Jedi Master, his Padawan, another Knight, and ten security droids to bring down these two unarmed 'superJedi'.

Only the Knight survived, barely.

The Republic was alarmed, and ordered the project terminated, with all the specimens growing and in suspended animation to be destroyed. Besides, the Clone Wars had ended only a few days prior to this...accident. The 'SuperJedi' were not needed anymore.

However, it was at this time that Palpatine seized power and declared his New Order.

The scientists were unwilling to see their life's work destroyed, so six of the Jedi were placed in suspended animation, and shipped off-planet before they could be terminated. Two went to Corellia, were two of the scientists would live and keep an eye on them. One went to Coruscant, hoping to hide the frozen Jedi under the nose of the Jedi Council. One was buried on the research planet. One was sent to Hapes to be hidden in a prea-arranged safehouse. One was sent to a destination that was currently unknown, as the ship bearing the frozen Jedi was captured, and the cargo stolen by the newly-formed Empire.

The intent was for the Jedi to remain in stasis for years, until it would be safe to release them.

The one on Hapes was accidently released early.

No one knew what he was, and he didn't know, either. He was taken in, given food and shelter, and named Seghast. After a while, he met a woman that would become his wife.

After his marriage, he began to discover he could touch the Force, and manipulate it. He also found that his anger made his powers seem greater. He began to turn to the Dark Side. He constructed a lightsaber, using the Dark Side as his guide. When Palpatine began to exterminate the Jedi, Seghast threw his lot in with the Empire, and helped them hunt down the Jedi.

Vader may have commited the most attrocities, but Seghast had the higher body count.

He was ruthless and cruel, slaughtering any Force-sensitive he came accross without a second thought. As he grew more twisted, a plan hatched. He would become so powerful, the Emperor would make him a trusted minion, like Vader. Then, he would kill the Emperor and Vader both, and take control of the galaxy. He knew he was more powerful than either of them. It would be easy.

During this time, his wife had borne him a son, who he abused frequently. Then he murdered his wife, leaving his young son alone to face his wrath. Fate intervened.

Vader came calling, and Seghat knew this was what he'd been waiting for; an invitation to the Emperor's Court. Seghast allowed himself to lower his guard as Vader praised him for his loyalty and skills, then said that the Emperor had decided he was too much of a threat to be allowed to live. With that, Vader murdered Seghast before he could even draw his own lightsaber.

A tiny bit of Anakin Skywalker still existed inside that black-armored shell, and Vader could not kill the young child. It could barely walk; it was in no way a threat. So, he shipped it off to Kuat to be raised as a telbun. It would be many years later that Luke Skywalker discovered this lost Jedi...

Twenty years after Endor, a New Republic had been born, and then destroyed by a reborn Empire. A man named Fate was in control of the galaxy now, and he began cloning powerful Dark Jedi to help him cement his control over the galaxy.

Seghast was chosen to be one of these Dark Jedi.

However, the Force intervened. The cloning facility fell under attack, and was destroyed. The completed clone was alive underneath the rubble, but he had no idea what he was, or what he could do. All he knew was his name, and nothing more.

The Rebel Alliance took him in, gave him food, shelter, and tried to reunite him with family. But no family could be found. Impatient with the search for a family, Seghast joined the Alliance. He showed a tendency towards violence early on...

And then, he discovered that his anger gave him special powers...

The Jedi are trying to keep him in line, trying to keep him from turning down the Dark Path, but none of them know who he really is, and what he's done before, and it's not an easy job to control him. He's very independent, and downright arrogant. It's not an easy task to ignore the voice of the Dark Side, that promise he can be more powerful than anyone could ever imagine, but he's trying. Whether he stays with the light this time, or travels down the same road he took in the past remains to be seen. Perhaps only the Force truly knows what the future holds for him.

5 October 2002, 12:42 PM
<lurk mode off>

My group at the time were playing starfighter jocks and having a blast with starfighters and tramp freighters so the rank Wingcommander was awarded to my pilot after some dare-devil missions in the Rogue Squadron style :)

Luna was a nickname given to me during my military service and is basically the first three letters of my last name Lundqvist with and a added.

LUN was my acronym when I signed off all those signal messages sent/recieved during my work as a staff sergeant at the 1st Swedish Army Aviation Battalion in 1989-90. And since I like to star-gaze, it became Luna, after the moon.

Hence the nickname Wingcommander Luna

<lurk mode engaged>

2 November 2002, 08:42 AM
I've just been looking at various stuff on this boards and noticed this. Ok, here goes the origin of Jedi Moonkea:

Jedi: Well this is obvious. Would have been Sith Moonkea but it just didn't sound right.

Moonkea: There was an advert on UK T.V. with a guy yelling to a stuffed Monkey. He says monkey like "Moonkea" so I kept that (for no real reason, its just the way he says it).

Mash the two together and you will get Jedi Moonkea.

2 November 2002, 10:57 AM
Well My nic came directly from where I work. I work for a major credit card company. Our centers are know as S-Roc, N-roc, and so on. The first letter of my first name is "D" and one day a co-worker just came out and called me D-Roc. And it stuck ever since

2 November 2002, 12:37 PM
ElfBoyM is actually a two part name: ElfBoy and M
ElfBoy comes from my physical appearance. I am rather short and slight of build, and when my hair is short, I spike it a little, and my friends said I look like an elf. Due to my stature, the word boy, hence, ElfBoy.
As for M, It's one of my names. I have two middle names, the second one being M. No, it is not an initial, my full name is first name, first middle name, M, last name.
Weird, huh?

Talon Razor 'GM'
2 November 2002, 10:49 PM
Nothing great about my name. Talon Karrde is by far my fav star wars charatecter. I like the name Razor (Ok I got it off my scooter) and I combined the two. GM is just to show I am a GM, of course. I doubt I will ever be a PC cuz in Alaska it is impossible to find anyone who plays SWRPG, much less Roleplay.

Emperor Xanderich II
3 November 2002, 09:10 AM
Emperor Xanderich II was an AD&D Birthright character that we created in our own campaign. Tainted with the blood of Azrai he was doomed to slowly transform into an Awnshegh.

Poor fool...;)

11 November 2002, 11:50 AM
Once I started getting active on the internet, I originally used the username Wordsworth_16, Wordsworth because words are worth so much to me(believe it or not I thought of the name Wordsworth for myself before I knew there was a famous poet by this name), and 16 because it is my favorite number. Eventually I found AIM, and discovered that my username was taken. After trying several variants to no avail, I calmed down and started thinking about what else I could use. I'm a big fantasy fan, and in most fantasy stories, games, etc. elves are great poets and writers. Thus, ElfWord.

11 November 2002, 07:18 PM
. Well Moose is unfortunately an embarrassing parents nickname. When I was a wee little lad my head was more than wee bit big for my bod. My dad said I looked like a moose and thus the name stuck. For some reason when I joined here I used it as my nick...hey I was young and foolish:D

p.s. my head fits my body now, which is nice.

13 November 2002, 01:22 PM
Nothing nearly as interesting as the most of the rest of these stories but here goes. My first name is actually Will so that explains the last half as for the first half that goes back to my high school days in the early 80's. I was big into skateboarding and so needed a hip urban street tag. After many variations it wound up being smokn willie styles. This name lied dormant for a good many years until it came time to start picking user names on the net and wanting them to be the same without having to add 87341or some other suffix on the end. So Smokn Willie came back out of retirement. Odds are if you see a smokn willie anywhere on the web it will be me. Or one of my escaped clones which I am still hunting down

Reel 2/Dialogue 2
24 November 2002, 08:20 AM
For those of you unfamiliar with the Lucasfilm urban legend:

While supervising the editing of American Grafitti, Lucas was busy writing A New Hope, and was stumped for the name of a short, stubby, back-talking robot. While figuring out which sequences to edit during one day, an editor shouted "hand me reel two, dialogue two"... another said, "you mean r-2, d-2?"... and the lightsaber went off in Lucas's head.

Not saying Artoo's my fave character (THEY ALL ARE, DON'T MAKE ME PICK ANY), but I just liked that story a lot (can't remember where I heard it from, though). I also use "Reel 2/Dialogue 2" as my Rotten Tomatoes name (and I could swear I saw a couple others around here over there), but I came pretty close to using my first Star Frontiers Vrusk PC name, "Ch'mox", my newgroup names, "Crouching Jedi Hidden Sith" and "Darth Saotome", or my MSN Zone game name, "PooDoo Eater". If you don't know what that latter one means, you don't watch enough of the saga. :p

I figure using multiple personal nicknames helps ease the joining of groups (and I still haven't used one with my fave number yet!).

Mythtify ... love yer sig (and I ask myself that question too often, though not as poignantly)...

Moonkea ... I also use a Leia emoticon in newsgroups and e-mails... @(6.6)@

Koby Maru ... I use a twist of that name to describe a no-win situation when buying a soundtrack only weeks before a better version shows up, which I dubbed the Koyaanisqatsi Maru effect (after Philip Glass's album, with which that very effect happened).

PS: Hey, when are we gonna get some avatar pics around here?

24 November 2002, 01:53 PM
There's no big secret to my username -- it's just the name of my main character. I either use this name or One Eyed Jack on most bulletin boards.

27 November 2002, 06:43 AM
Kal myadon was the name of my original Character who I was playing when I discovered this board, of course he's made the final jump long ago and since then I've played many other characters but even my brother calls me Kal now so I guess I am stuck with it.:)


tallus bryne
7 December 2002, 02:17 PM
mine is from the han solo trilogy,it was one of his a.k.a names

Danan Valos
13 December 2002, 01:56 PM
I created my username off of the "Make a Star Wars name" or something article in one of the LEGO magazines. It consists of mixing around the first 3 letters of your first name and the last 2 letters of your last name to get your "Star Wars" first name. To get your "Star Wars" last name you must combine the first 2 letters of your mother's maiden name and the first 3 letters of the city of your birth. I ended up getting Danan Valos. It was rather odd but it just stuck with me. This name is also the name of a hoojib PC I play in d20. Amazingly, he's still alive.

Another name I like to use is Jenos Idanian; I think this name is really cool. It is one of Han Solo's aliases in the Han Solo Trilogy. Later I figured this was an anagram (changing words around) for Indiana Jones! 8o Indiana Jones, of course, is played by Harrison Ford, who also played Han Solo in Star Wars. I find this very interesting.

13 December 2002, 11:44 PM

Kenobi - well, you know...

Jim - Me!

It was a spur of the moment thing.

I should have used Qui-gon Jim


15 December 2002, 08:07 PM
I used to be really scared of the claymation frosty the snow man on tv, I thought he was a demon. Originally I used it for online gaming because lots of people got a kick out of it, but now everyone calls me Frosty so I use it. pretty lame I know.


1 January 2003, 06:53 PM
My name, Cthulhuvong, is comes in two parts based on my two favorite RPGs.
Vong -Half the name of the evil invaders of the Star Wars Universe, the Yuuzhan Vong.
Cthulhu -The name of the d20 Horror game based on H.P. Lovecraft's works, Call of Cthulhu.
Anyone who knows who Cthulhu is and who the Vong are would probably agree with me that these two go together pretty well.

Jedi Cahlwyn
2 January 2003, 12:08 AM
Mine is pretty much like most of yours...

Jedi = ... duh? :p

Cahlwyn (pronounced Call - Win) is the last name of my current and favorite d20 SWRPG character, Jerem Cahlwyn. He is a young Jedi in the Rebellion Era. We started this campaign in 1999 with WEG d6 and converted over with d20.

16 January 2003, 02:37 PM
Mine is derived from Bossk, and is the name of my soon-to-retire PC. I'm lazy, so it's used for most everything since.

24 January 2003, 02:25 PM
Mine is the name of my Star Wars bountyhunter character, Lawg Skrak, who has been featured in many fan fictions across the Internet.

Trandoshan Jedi
26 January 2003, 11:11 AM
Trandoshan Jedi: The first species and class i ever played

Wesly Senesca
26 January 2003, 01:16 PM
Wesly Senesca = the currrent character I play in an NJO campaign. He is originally from Nar Shadaa (is that spelled right?) who spent his pre-teen years on the moon until his parents--relatives of the deceased Rebel hero Zev Senesca (I like the name)--sent him to the Jedi Academy upon discovering his sensitivity. Like his great uncle he is a talented pilot. Unlike his family line, he is a rather powerful Jedi Knight.

I haven't played Wesly that long, and in hindsight I think I should have used Zak Mordukaine. He is a very deadly NPC in my Rebellion Era infinities campaign I'm doing. He was originally an Emperor's Hand until he offended Palpatine by asking for a more meciful sentence for a target. After escaping Imperial Center he was contacted by the spirit of Master Maximillion Secarder (in my game the Skywalker family was started during the TotJ era and were a guiding hand to the formation of the council; Max is a combination of Yoda and Windu and was the eldest family member When the Jedi Purge began; I also changed the name). Anyway, Master Secarder charged him with finding his last surviving child and also taught him the ways of the Jedi so that Zak can teach Max's daughter, Lannah.

In the mean time Zak was posing as a smuggler for hire working with the Rebellion. The last time we played, my PCs just found out that he is really a Jedi, and a lethal one at that. He had just found Lannah while they were all attending a Hutt dinner party and decided to snatch her when the poodoo hit the fan. Now they're all wanted for the death of a Hutt on Nar Shadaa with no way off planet.

27 January 2003, 08:15 AM
Needles in an old name from the very brief stint I did in the military. During Basic Training a few of my squad mates noticed the severe reaction I had (cold sweat, wild eyes, the shakes and a penchant to look somewhat psychotic) to getting my series of innoculation shots. The next day they started calling me Needles. It's about the only handle I use on the net.

27 January 2003, 09:04 AM
Ok, my long-awaited response to this post.

When I was in Grade 7 (approximately 4 years ago ) our school first got the Internet. I didn't have it at the time. I got a computer in the latter half of Grade 8, and got the internet (dial-up, mind you) a month after that.

Anyway, everybody had e-mail accounts, and I decided to get one too. My first e-mail was andrzej_kedzior@hotmail.com*. After a while, I saw no sense in using my e-mail, because I didn't have any use for it, cause if I wanted to talk to someone, I talked to them, and wouldn't send them an e-mail.

Anyway, after that, when I had gotten my e-mail, I got another one, and took mojo8855@hotmail.com. At the time, I had watched [I]Austin Powers so much, I knew every good line (even that one in the second one with Dr. Evil's rocket ship, and everyone got interrupted...),. I originally wanted to use 855 (my elementary school login) but I hit 8 twice by accident. So I stuck with that. I even still have my geocities webpage (geocities.com/mojo8855, although I use it for webspace).

Anyway, after a while, I kept getting too much spam, so I decided to get a new one. By this time, I had grown to love Star Trek. I started by watching the reruns of TNG. So I stuck with mojo, and changed my number to 1701, the registry number of the USS Enterprise, NCC-1701-d. And voilà, that's how mojo1701 was born.

Sorry for such a long history, but I needed to for it to all make sense.

* (that's my name, if you're asking why I have such a weird name, it's because I'm Polish. It's basically Andrew, but when I was in Kindergarten, that's what my teacher called me, and I hated it. So I went through a phase when I had people call me 'Andy' [Rouge8, if you're reading this...], but I grew out of it, and eventually, since most people couldn't say my name properly, I told them to call me Andre. It was close enough)

27 January 2003, 01:01 PM
Since this is my first post on the Holonet forums...i think it would be good to introduce myself and my username at the same time.

Xavier D'rgn was the very first online character i played in the old Neverwinter Nights game on AOL. He was a 600yo elven cleric of Waukeen.(bonus points if you can name her symbol.) and Xavier is the name of the college team i had followed for awhile so it just kinda stuck.

newayz, thats my user name background. i guess when i get time ill offer a history of him and myself. til then i want to say hello and hope to get to know all of you.

The Force be with you,

27 January 2003, 01:15 PM
Corpboy is derived from the world of Cyberpunk. For those who may not know: generally speaking it is a derogatory term for one of the mindless drones (er, make that employees) of one of the big (read: evil) mega-corporations (i.e. corporate boy or corporation boy).

I found the word itself in the Lore text of an old Netrunner CCG card, though I can't remember which one or what all the Lore text was...

Wedge in Red2
29 January 2003, 07:16 AM
Originally posted by XavierDrgn
til then i want to say hello and hope to get to know all of you.

Hey, welcome aboard :)! The holonet is a great place - lots of friendly people, all of whom are very approachable. So, if you have any questions just ask!

I look forward to seeing you around the place!


9 February 2003, 03:26 PM
My user name came from my current RPG character. Kyth'hri is a Chiss frieghter pilot who works for the Rebellion in an infinities campaign. Our GM, known here as Wesley Senesca, decided to run a rebellion era campaign where the PCs replaced the core characters. I believe she was meant to fill in for the Han Solo character. ;)

Now Kyth'hri is the only non-Force weilding character on the team. But she still beat out the rest of them when it comes to flying, sneaking and hiding. B)

9 February 2003, 03:31 PM
A lot of you either got your name from a PC/NPC you've played, or a kewl variation of your real names, or a variation of something from Star Wars.

And then there's the rest (like mine)...

9 February 2003, 08:26 PM
Mine came from a D&D character - a barbarian from the Southern Jungles. A bit over-the-top, but nobody really argued with the crazy man with the friggin' HUGE axe... :D

"I am Bombaatu, son of Wakambe and warrior-priest of Ombubu! The skulls of those who have defied me lay bleaching in the sands of a hundred desert!!!

And you are... ?"

10 February 2003, 10:45 AM
I chose Sketchpad because, well, honestly I'm an artist ;) Also, Sketch is an old nickname of mine ... and it's one I use pretty much everywhere ... that way people usually know it's me :D

16 February 2003, 12:39 PM
First, the capital letters <b>KS</b> are the <i>reversed</i> initials of my first & last names.

Second, as the nickname of my Mandalorian armor-wearing bounty hunter character ( currently working on a D20 write-up of the char ) known as Criss Staven ( which I'll explain below ), it's kind of an homage to Jango Fett ( even though the screen name actually predates AotC :p ), as a hunter of either dark-side tainted Jedi or Sith ( think [Jedi/Sith] Knight Stalker ).

Third, it's a nickname I had started considering using before I started to get active online regularly, and have spelled out on a baseball cap I frequently wear. ( The first K has fallen off, and the last K and the R on the end are halfway worn off, guess I'm way overdue for refurbishing that cap. :p )

I try using this screen name where-ever I can, but if it's unavailable, then I try using a variant of hellspawn ( yeah, I like the Spawn comics ), or a blend of Spawn & Star Wars : jedispawn.

On the EZBoard sites, I have 2 accounts using the KnightStalker screen name, a local one ( KnightStalker ) and a global one ( KnightStalker001 ).

As for the Criss Staven name of the SW bounty hunter char, Criss is a variation on the spelling of the short form of my middle name, Christopher, and Staven is an altered version of my first name, combined together in a reversed order, Criss Staven tends to sound very Star Wars-ish.

17 February 2003, 09:18 PM
Knight Stalker, please do post your PC's stats in d20, i'd like to see them!:)

18 February 2003, 11:28 AM
Okey-Dokey. Well, I'm just another example of the 'name-of-a-PC/NPC-you've-run' route. Judro Bathens was originally created as an NPC for an abortive D6 game I ran shortly after TPM came out. That game went for exactly 1.5 adventures before falling by the wayside, since my group had a lot of schedule conflicts and what-have-you. A couple years pass, and the WotC D20 game comes out; me and three of my buddies start playing a little pick-up game here and there. I convert Judro to D20 for use as the NPC master of a PC Jedi padawan. Next thing I know, all my old players suddenly want to bring their old D6 characters into the game, and several new people want in too. I am suddenly very happy because the grand storyline I imagined once upon a time gets to play out at last; plus which, I periodically have someone else 'guest-GM' and therefore get to run Judro as a PC from time to time.

Judro Bathens is a Jedi Master in the Rise of the Empire era. He was born about 67BBY on Chandrila; he is pretty much your standard-issue Jedi of that era in most every respect. As something of a maverick in his youth, given to questioning authority and solving problems in non-traditional ways, he came to the attention of Qui-Gon Jinn. Had Qui-Gon not been committed at the time to training Xanatos, he might have considered Judro as an apprentice. Instead, Qui-Gon recommended young Judro to the Corellian Jedi Master Aban-Set Hewryc--who swiftly accepted Judro as his Padawan. As a trusted investigator for the Jedi Council, Aban-Set's travels carried him through the lowest levels of galactic society as well as the highest, providing an enlightening education for his young apprentice.

Judro passed the trials and became a Jedi Knight relatively quickly, in his early twenties. He served with distinction in the Stark Hyperspace Conflict; a few years later he took on his first apprentice, a young Corellian named Artemes M'Dei. Artemes was unusually quick to anger for a Jedi initiate, a trait which caused numerous masters to pass him over. Judro, something of a champion of the underdog, felt that Artemes had an important destiny in store and refused to let him be shipped off to lesser duties. Judro soon found that Artemes was a natural with a lightsaber--a pursuit that Judro felt might serve as an outlet for his excess anger and agression. Young Artemes channeled his energies into the discipline of lightsaber combat, and soon learned everything Judro had to teach him in that regard. While Judro continued Artemes' primary training, he arranged for various luminaries such as Mace Windu and even the legendary Master Dooku to tutor Artemes in advanced lightsaber techniques.

In time, Artemes managed to pass the trials--his mastery of the Force was not all that could be asked, but his exceptional swordsmanship and the discipline that came with it managed to swing things in his favor. Judro then began training a new apprentice, Widdy Killian--a sensitive, thoughtful youth who was in many ways the polar opposite of Artemes. Judro also took an interest in an initiate named Troy Sunbeam, who had not yet found a master and was soon due to be sent off to the AgriCorps. Much as with Artemes, Judro's instincts told him that Troy was destined for something great. He championed the boy's cause and--although the Council had reservations about Artemes' readiness to train an apprentice--managed to have Troy declared Artemes' padawan learner.

A short time later, Judro and his allies ran afoul of the spirit of Darth Avernus--a Sith Lord who had been dead over a thousand years. Avernus' followers, who (by way of Sith sorcery) had slumbered through the intervening millenium, had now awakened and summoned their Dark Lord's spirit. The Jedi managed to destroy Avernus' ancient stronghold and defeat his followers, but young Widdy lost his life in the conflict.

Devestated by his apprentice's death, Judro took a sabbatical from the Jedi order. He resurfaced two years later, having taken (with the Council's approval) a position as watchman of the Aquilae system and Jedi adviser to Aquilae's ruler, King Kayos. With the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Judro has (reluctantly) accepted the additional titles of Lord Protector of Aquilae and General commanding the Aquilaean Starforce...

(Yes, for those who might ask... I have indeed shamelessly cribbed a great deal of background material from Lucas' early drafts of what would eventually become A New Hope; if I'm gonna steal material for a Star Wars campaign, who better to steal from than the Flannelled One himself?)

Boy, this has turned into a long post. But hey, what GM doesn't like to rant on endlessly about how clever he is?

EDIT: Oh--almost forgot. The name 'Judro Bathens' is a slight variation on a phrase, 'judro bathing', from John Lennon's book In His Own Write (or maybe from A Spaniard In The Works; I can't remember off hand). Just some typical Lennon wordplay; I just thought it seemed like an interesting basis for a name.

18 February 2003, 01:53 PM
It was "In His Own Write", and I thought I recognized that.

Jake Sunspot
21 February 2003, 02:24 AM
Well, like many here Jakell "Jake" Sunspot was my first (actually only) SWRPG character from a D6 game way back in 91. He has gone through several revisions (most notably from first ed D6 to second ed D6) and in every incarnation has been a Corellian Smuggler with his ship The Morrigan which is the name of a Celtic war goddess who often appears to warriors as a Raven (I don't have an AI though Terras) I never got a chance to play another character since I am the only one willing to GM a star wars RPG, but Jake's father Rykartt Sunspot and his pirate fleet have figured majorly into my current D20 campaign.

The only other nick I've used online is Kingrix which is a name I made up when I was creating my first email address and found that Vercingetorix was taken. Vercingetorix is the Roman name of a Gaulish king who led the resistance to Caesar's conquest of Gaul. The name translated means "King of the World" and I always thought is was funny that the Romans would give such a name to an adversary. Go figure, silly Romans.

23 February 2003, 11:34 PM
Cool names guys.

Well a while back ago there was this show called Ren and Stimpy!! and well one episode was about snipe hunting. It's supposedly a folk creature, that u take people out to hunt but can never be found cause it doesn't exist. Sort of like a prank. Well anyways having a callsign in swrpg that's a creature that is hunted but never found is pretty cool. SO thats y i chose it. i also have used it on Half-Life mods and i've gone by STiMPY as well.

Jake Sunspot
24 February 2003, 07:08 PM
I think I've played CS with you.:P

14 March 2003, 11:37 AM
Well my user name is not all that funky really. For those that don’t know Prometheus was one of the only Titans that Zeus did not banish when he overthrew his fathers throne. He was the giver of fire(light) to mankind and a general trouble maker for the gods on Olympus. A reference to his fate is made in my location area, what happened was Zeus had him chained to a rock and every day an eagle would peck out his liver, then each night it would grow back for the eagle to peck at again. Not a fun way to spend eternity, but lucky for good ole Prometheus in many myths he is freed from this fate. Anyways that’s my user name and my Classic Myth lesson for the day:)

Captain Kranz
21 March 2003, 06:07 AM
Chris is the short form of christoph. my second name is Christoph. And you know Chris Colorado? This is a cartoon-series. Chris Colorado and his family have changed the name ( i didnt remember the cause ). Originaly the have the last name 'Kranz'. Chris was Major ( if i rember correctly ). But I've forgott the password of my wizardsforum account ( there, i had the name Major Kranz ). So, I took Captain Kranz. I hope, you've understand anything ... my english is so poor :-(

21 March 2003, 03:34 PM
You're coming through loud and clear, Capitan Krantz, BTW, that's a neat name, more original than mine.

24 March 2003, 02:33 AM

Some great stories evolved during your nick building times..
Mine ain't that long. Crymoon was not the first nor the last but the PC I like the most in one of AD&D scenarios, he was a giant transformed into a man, a blacksmith wanderer, Dragonslayer (with company) and maker of magical swords, one of those - his own has been stolen and he is looking for it ever since.
I like that character so much I adopted that name for my use on Internet

28 March 2003, 02:38 AM
Why Ardent? Frankly, why not? Those of you who know me will probably agree it's a very good fit.

Webster's dictionary defines...okay screw that crap.

ar·dent ( P ) Pronunciation Key (ärdnt)
1. Expressing or characterized by warmth of feeling; passionate: an ardent lover.
2. Displaying or characterized by strong enthusiasm or devotion; fervent: “an impassioned age, so ardent and serious in its pursuit of art” (Walter Pater).
.....Burning; fiery.
.....Glowing; shining: ardent eyes.

I do use the name a lot now (for all manner of things really), but it came about from my mudding days. Ardent was never a MUD character, though, he was always my admin (or immortal or wiz if you prefer) character.

I'm still mulling over using it for an RPG (of any sort). It is a very cool name...

Oh and there was an MC80 named Ardent in TIE Fighter, but that's not where I got the name...I don't think...hmmm...darn you George Lucas! DARN YOU!

Korwin Blade
29 March 2003, 07:17 AM
I made mine up from the first name of a character in a book by Roger Zelazny. The Chronicles of Amber. The main character's name is Corwin. So I changed it to a K and added Blade because it sounded Kool. I know not very imaginative, but it works. B)

29 March 2003, 08:47 AM
It's not as bad as naming it after your old character, even if it might have a nice ring to it, (I think mine does:P )

29 March 2003, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by Cthulhuvong
My name, Cthulhuvong, is comes in two parts based on my two favorite RPGs.
Vong -Half the name of the evil invaders of the Star Wars Universe, the Yuuzhan Vong.
Cthulhu -The name of the d20 Horror game based on H.P. Lovecraft's works, Call of Cthulhu.
Anyone who knows who Cthulhu is and who the Vong are would probably agree with me that these two go together pretty well.

I hate it when people call Cthulhu a D20 horror game. You DO realize that Chaosium has been making their version since about 1981 right?

29 March 2003, 11:23 AM
I've known that for a while, even though I've never played the game or bought the books.

I belive Cthulthuvong is refering to the version he's played or is playing.;)

5 April 2003, 08:02 PM
I'm rather ashamed to admit it, but... my name is just a rip off. :) Not a total ripoff though, as I spelled it different from the real Leto Atredes from Dune. The good Admiral is actually a character from a fanfic I'm currently writing. Pretty important guy, so way too powerful for a real RPG character. I dont really know why I chose this for a username, though, as I have a lot cooler characters than him...

30 April 2003, 03:56 AM
I would actually love to change my username to Shannon Farrell, which is my given name, but alas, that's not an option and I'd rather not start over with a new user profile. farr0905 came from the University of Minnesota. My email address there was farr0095@tc.umn.edu. I figured that farr0095 is unlikely to show up as something that others will pick for a username, so I started using that. My AIM handle is farr0095, my Hotmail became farr0095@hotmail.com, and the list went on. So, back when I joined the Holonet Forums (I think that I'm roughly the 177th member to join, looking at the List by Date Joinedj version of the Member List) I used it. And now it's stuck.

7 May 2003, 07:44 PM
Well mine is based on the scout class in d20 starwars i love the class.
As for the Jaylor it was the name of my old rolemaster character who was a ranger and got to level 7.

Dea-Ev Dacal
8 May 2003, 02:54 PM
My name simply comes from the classic Star wars-y sounding name code.
First name: First 3 letters of last name-first 2 letters of first name
last name: First 2 letters of mothers maiden name with first 3 letters of birth city.
John Jones (born in canmore, mothers maiden name violet) would become : Jon-jo Vican.

Hence is my internet name, just a good rearrangment of letters .

14 May 2003, 09:10 PM
I use the handle Ubiqtorate for everything, whether it's Star Wars related or not. It's become something of a code word, even. Most people ask me, "What the heck does that mean?" Every once in a while, though, I'll find somebody who gets it, and that's when I know I've found another serious Star Wars fan. I like the name because it sounds mysterious and all-knowing (ubiquitous), and because it has that floating 'q' without a 'u' after it right in the middle of the word - not to mention the images the name conjures up in the Star Wars universe.

14 May 2003, 10:35 PM
I'm one of those guys who doesn't know what it means... But I can explain myself... I have SW in a different language... :D

But I checked it... and just want cofirmation..
Let's call it the overseers of Imperial Intelligence... is it so?

15 May 2003, 08:17 AM
Yes, that's correct, Crymoon. That's also the main reason behind my email and AIM handle: hydrospanner243. It sounds cool and when someone recognizes it, i know theyre a SW fan. (btw, the 243 comes from my rifle, a .243;))

15 May 2003, 08:18 AM
Yes, that's correct, Crymoon. That's also the main reason behind my email and AIM handle: hydrospanner243. It sounds cool and when someone recognizes it, i know theyre a SW fan. (btw, the 243 comes from my rifle, a .243;)) That's what my HoloNet name would have been to, except i hadnt switched away from my screenname of two years, coldskier0320, and i didnt realize how much time id be spending on the HoloNet:D.

Zam Sammich
24 May 2003, 07:50 AM
Ubiqtorate is a very cool sounding name, besides the SW connotations. Now I'm curious to know what it means...

Zam Sammich is a corruption of "Jam Sandwich," but making it into a vaguely Star Wars-y name. I liked the idea of the Lucasfilm crew corrupting words for characters' names, like Orn Free Taa originating as "Corn Fritter." While Zam Sammich may not be the best of my efforts, I like it.

I think I had a pretty good name derived from Washing Machine, although now I can't remember it.

26 May 2003, 09:43 AM
I would have never guessed... Vashn Ma Ceen?

26 May 2003, 11:22 PM
Vashn Ma Ceen
or maybe Wa Shama Schiin...

Ubiqtorate is a very cool sounding name, besides the SW connotations. Now I'm curious to know what it means...
It's a group inside the Imperial Intelligence that oversees the work of the whole organization... If I remember correctly..

3 June 2003, 04:42 PM
Originally posted by mojo1701
that's my name, if you're asking why I have such a weird name, it's because I'm Polish. It's basically Andrew, but when I was in Kindergarten, that's what my teacher called me, and I hated it. So I went through a phase when I had people call me 'Andy' [Rouge8, if you're reading this...], but I grew out of it, and eventually, since most people couldn't say my name properly, I told them to call me Andre. It was close enough

Hmmm, you never told me that, but I didn't know you in kindergarten.

Okay, I'll admit, when I first watched Star Wars, I was obsessed and eventually imagined I was alongside Luke and Han and Chewie freeing the Princess from the Death Star over and over again (and fleeing from Hoth and defeating Jabba and killing Imperials on Endor over and over and over....), I was 7 years old, so bear with me.

Bascically, I had to come up with a name for my "hero" and eventually just came up with Doran Nu, for some reason I can't remember.

Now, since I'm older, I decided Doran Nu was too short and took the name on Microsoft Word, and punched my keyboard rapidly to come up with random letters. I edited a few to make it sound reasonable, and here's the result:

Doranasweyn Nuiawrian

Heh, well I shortened my name to Doran when I came here so everybody just didn't call me Doran Nu this, Doran Nu that so many times I'd have to say "Call me by my first name, please!"

I even created my "character" using the Star Wars Excel Sheet. He is a bit, um, overpowered. (Fringer 2/Jedi Guardian 15/Jedi Ace 4/Jedi Master 3. Lvl 24 in total)

3 June 2003, 04:46 PM
Originally posted by Doran

Hmmm, you never told me that, but I didn't know you in kindergarten.

Yeah, umm, that's because it was before I moved to Brantford...

Kanner Ra'an
3 June 2003, 06:44 PM
Kanner Ra'an. The only good star wars name i ever came up with. It was the only one i could think of aside from my nickname Trip, which i hate with a passion. Anyways since the origional Kanner died when a burning AT-AT came crashing down on him i have used the same name in almost every different campain i've been in.

3 June 2003, 07:26 PM
Jedi Staailis refers to a number of characters, spanning multiple generations. I actually played two as PCs for years, and piece by piece developed a rather complex backstory for the whole family. Episode II's "a Jedi shall not love" theme shot holes in the backstory, but since then I've moved on to other characters and never really went back to correct it.

In addition to that, my name is probably the most mispelled one on the Holonet. It's in error in some 17 different threads, with the first i missing (Staalis). This doesn't bother me, but I find it sort of amusing. When I was originally naming the character, his last name was much simpler (Stalis) but I kept mentally connecting that to Stalin, which wasn't such a great idea for a Jedi. So I threw in some extra vowels. :) Despite several years of playing characters with the name, I never got sick of the sound of it (something that has happened with other characters), so I guess I got lucky with my haphazard name creation.

I tend to use the Jedi Staailis handle only for Star Wars related boards. Online in general, I go by Epsilon. That name goes back to my first LAN party (ahh, a nerd in training). When I tried to use my real name, I got incredulous comments from the rest of the gamers, so I had to come up with something on the spot. At the time, we were doing a lot of electricity and magnetism in physics at school, so I borrowed from the physical constant for the permittivity of freespace (sometimes referred to as the permittivity of vacuum, but the other one sounds better). It's written as an epsilon with a zero subscript ("epsilon nought"). Epsilon has been my non-Star Wars alias ever since, and has served me well (except when my friends start making references to A Brave New World and change their avatar names to "Alpha,").

Jin Jin Kai
4 June 2003, 05:43 PM
When I created my Gungan Jedi for a d20 game, I wanted a name that sounded both :gungan: and :sabersml:. I knew I'd be taking a lot of flak for the character choice, but was determined to play a valid character, not just "Jar Jar with a lightsaber" (though I certainly joke about the latter ooc).

I ran out of time before I found a name I was truly happy with. Ultimately, the name is derived from Qui-Gon Jin and Jar Jar Binks... replacing "Jar" with "Jin" and taking a variation of "Qui" as a surname.

Zam Sammich
6 June 2003, 12:56 PM
Kudos to you for creating a Gungan trying to break free of the Jar-Jar stereotype!

Came up with a cool name, too.

10 June 2003, 07:41 PM
Albert Rally was a Republic sabotuer. He met his end in and accident with demolitions charges and a blaster fight. He took out an entire interdictor class ship with a mouse droid and a thermal detoator. Also used the same trick on the stormtroopers trying to capture them on the ship.

18 June 2003, 08:45 AM
Some interesting origins to the names here, and they do seem to fall into several distinctive groups of origin.

Mine might be somewhat different.

Erggg... Okay, here goes.

Some five years ago, I began gender transition. When I first started, I participated in a lot of chat boards, trying to gather information on the topic, and speak to others who've gone through the very unpleasant process. I felt it was necessary to have a pseudonym, to protect me from less understanding individuals. So, when I went to create a account name of Yahoo e-mail, I tried 'Lynn'. That, obviously, was taken. After about 16 numeric combinations failing, I tacked on the first name that came to mind, 'LeFey', from Morgan LeFey of Arthurian Legend. The word 'Fey' also describes me pretty well in every definition.

Since that time, I have changed my legal name, and 'Lynn' is now my middle name.

I usually avoid telling people this, because I find that I am usually treated vary differently after people know I am a (dare I say the word) transsexual.

Anything on the net with the name 'Lynn LeFey' is mine. I've never come across another person using the pseudonym. I have a lot of stuff at:
www.thirdedition.net (http://www.thirdedition.net/member/profile/display.html?mid=262&pf=) (D&D 3E fan site)
www.fictionmania.com (http://www.fictionmania.com) (A transgendered fiction site)
www.geocities.com/lynnlefey/ (http://www.geocities.com/lynnlefey/) (My horribly out-of-date home page)

So, now you know.:skypilot: -> :leia: ...:D

Jake Sunspot
18 June 2003, 03:15 PM
Thats a very interesting origin Lynn. Thanks for trusting us enough to feel that you could share that very personal and often mis-understood story. I've known several "transexuals" over my life and I can only imagine the kind of prejudice you endure.


19 June 2003, 05:29 AM
Bagman started in middle school. My real name, Brent Andrew Garripee, initialed to BAG. I was doodling and drew a paper bag, then a stick figure body and a cap. Thus Bagman was born, basically Batman but with a paper bag instead of the hornie thingies. I use it for everything now, as I am a Detroit Tigers fan and thus comfortable with a bag over my head! 19 is the number of Steve Yzerman, my favorite hockey player.

20 June 2003, 04:21 PM
Mine is pretty Simple. In High school (1992), I bought a '73 AMC Gremlin X. Ugly as it was, it was a great car :raised: . No, Really, It was great. I paid $250 for it, and it lasted me 8 years. It finally died, and I gave it away a year ago or so. :)

29 June 2003, 03:48 AM
...well I guess mine was not complimentary, since at the age of 18 I got my first grey hairs...and my friends jokingly started calling met Ancient One, since I liked acting Yoda-ish.....

29 June 2003, 04:11 AM

Well, I like white bengal tigers, thus the "tiger" part, and the "snow" comes from their furs base color which is a shade of natural white, which I like to call snow white.

Simple, huh?

12 July 2003, 04:08 AM
nick?...what you talking about? :P

well my name is from a char i created for a online RPG. My char is an alien fprce user who is plagued by self-fulfilling visions fo the future. His final vision was him with a red double lightsabre and a dozen other lightsabres igniting in the darkness. Also he had a vision of a bright green beam of light that destroys the world he was raised...Nostromos.

As a child, crash landed on the dark mining city world of Nostromos. The planet through continious mining is left as a dark barren world where no light exists. My char crashed landed near a tectonic fault line and grow up by eating all kinds of vermin in the dark underground where light is a commodity and where the people on the upepr levels treat the on the ground with contempt. My char grew fast, not knowing what species he came from and decided to bring order to the lands. he terrorised villains and killed them. People called him "spectre" cause of his ghost like appearance. He was betrayed to a powerful gangster by a child who he killed when he had revenge.He is also a force user and the Emperor found him and trained him. When he left Nostromos the planet was so terrified of him that they were loyal and no violence was on the streets or crime.

He trained to be a sith Palpatine and just before the battle for endor the planet Nostromos reverted back to the chaotic society it was. And to prove his loyalty he took 3 VSD's and targeted the fault line of the planet where he crashed as a child destroying the world that he looked after.
When he returned he found an alien spy who wore a living creature to disguise himself. he shouted about Spectre being an infidel and that Yun-Yuuzhan's grace shall clear the chosen land. After beating the alien he was going to tell the Emperoron the DS2 where he found that Vader had betrayed the Emperor and battled Luke and Spectre was defated. he left and saw the fall of the Empire and waited to bring revenge. Also he found a snake like creature fileld with the darlside and it resides in him...as a symbiote for power...

I know its a long story but still....... :D

27 July 2003, 07:23 PM
So I'm new, but I figure I'll explain it if anyone cares.

Stargazer C is a nickname I've assumed lately online. I work at a planetarium and I'm big into that. So I'm a Stargazer, and my name is Cari hence the C.

But I decided to give StargazerC a new meaning. It's actually my ship. Now I don't do table top RPG. I do online RP using a MUD and long ago I played on a Star Wars MUD. I played an Imperial dignitary named Liese Hadan. Her mother was Shara Loterai, a Jedi Knight, (who I actually dress up as) and she eventually had use of a ship called the Stargazer. Now yes, Jedi don't have kids, but her backstory sets her up for being a little different. Later in life she sold it off to a smuggler named Desma (who is a future costume project).

So that's it! :D

29 July 2003, 09:51 PM
My handle should be easily understood by any who don't live under a rock on some colony planet.....
But here's the specifics, for the unintiated: Holocronik- Holocron, for the vast amount of information stored within. Sadly it takes a knowlegeable person to get the most out of said information ( I am very good at Trivial Pursuit). Chronik refers to chronic, or a certain strain/growing process of/for marijuana. When I started playing SWRPG I was a stoner who used stoners as guinea pigs to run games and ideas on. As for the quote, read and think about it...
Nice board, very funny!

30 July 2003, 01:56 AM
My handle came about as part of my search to find email and other Internet handles that are not taken so that I don't have to put numbers after my handle. There's only one me. I am unique. I am Jedivisionary on AOL and Yahoo and Hotmail and several other sites. It's started to come up taken sometimes now, but for a couple of years it wasn't.

The "visionary" part came about because I once dabbled in Mage: The Ascension by White Wolf and the Visionary "disposition" (I think it was "disposition" or maybe "demeanor" or whatever they called that character attribute)...anyway the Visionary demeanor resonated with me and as I tried name after name on different Internet sites staunchly refusing to accept something that required a number after it I tried Jedivisionary and it worked.

When Jedivisionary is unavailable, I use either Klejo or Klejo Sapell.
This name is constructed from the emailed around urban legend of the formula George Lucas himself supposedly uses to make StarWars sounding names. I don't believe the urban legend that it's real, but it makes good names quickly.

1.) Take the first syllable of your last name and the first syllable of your first name. In my case, Jon Klement becomes Klejo.

2.) Take the first syllable of your mother's maiden name and the first syllable of the city in which you were born. In my case, Sargent and Pella, IA becomes Sapell.

No one else has ever used Klejo Sapell so if you see me in a chat you know who it is.

Dax Freeman
30 July 2003, 09:40 AM
My handle is simple really... its just the name of my favorite RPG character that I play. He's a 30 year old wily frieghter pilot who's becoming more and more like a private investigator/blaster slinger everytime I play him. He's in the Clone Wars Era leading up to Episode III. If the Confederation doesn't kill him first, he's got some pirates to worry about. Plus he hangs out with three young Jedi. So there's always the threat of Jedi Purge coming down the road. I hope he makes it through. : )

31 July 2003, 12:48 PM
Mine is simply the name of the first character i ever played in an rpg game! (Elven Ranger, D&D 3E)

Sirch Akoras
31 July 2003, 02:12 PM
Originality flew by me when I came up with this name.

A friend asked me for a name for a character once on an RP site (we could never organize an actual RPG) so I reversed his name. Of course, we spelled Chris wrong when we reversed it, but how can you pronounce Sirhc anyway?

But, later, he chose to leave the site and I took over his account (big no-no if you get caught like I did. Even worse when you have a playing account and an administrator account, I know) and I was told to come here if I needed help on coming up with ideas. Just so the leading administrator wouldn't catch me I used the same name (Sirch Akoras).

Other names I have:
Rasori Michael Lupumator II (Only planned word there was Lupumator, meaning something like Wolf Lover in Latin, although Razori means destroy or destruction in Croatian, and s and z sound the same in Croatian, so Destroy Michael Wolf Lover II.)
Pask Ryder
Wandell Syn
Farst Kreggonnor (No, I didn't misspell Farts, its supposed to be Farst)
Carina Bagrey
Zaral Vam
Rendi Tal

I think that's it, and all of those names are from a book I'm writing (they're the major characters) although RML II is going to be my main character/NPC when I start up officially.

7 August 2003, 02:02 PM
Azmo Danakar was the name of my frist and still living SWd20 character. The GM and I cooked up the naming convention that had many Devaronian names to sound like demons or devils. Asmodan was the first name I thought of, and then I starwarsified it.
Thus: Azmo Danakar :P

9 August 2003, 11:13 AM
My name is very simple. I was unsure if I would enjoy thus site, so when asked for a name, I simply type the last five letters in the top right hand side of the Keybord....

Since I do like the site, I'll keep the name, but will probably make a character for it...

Darth Cute
12 August 2003, 09:23 AM
Darth Cute was a name given to me by Nazgul (my DH), because he said it was fitting of my personality. (I'm not sure if that's a compliment or not!)

For example, some of you have seen the pictures for my last SW character, the Hojib that could use force lightening. I think I've made my point.

Ghengis Ska
11 September 2003, 02:29 PM
Mine came about from a series of discussions over a few weeks during collage.

A freind was saying that no one uses the term Ghenghis enough and started calling me that, then as another friend and i where talking we ended up formimg a band... called Ghenghis Ska and the Mongaloids...

after all of that when i was regestering a new E-mail account i put down Ghenghis Ska, but i miss spelled it, i have just been keeping the spelling mistake since then...

And i kept it to keep using it so on all of the different boards, things, etc i have to remember to a minimum number of things

11 September 2003, 02:35 PM
Levistus comes from D&D. Its the name of a powerful Archdevil who was imprisioned in Ice for a past betrayal of an even more power archdevil named Asmodeous. No one is alive who knows what he looks like, and he is often seen as a master of plotting and intrigues.

Hey what can I say? I have no life ;)

29 September 2003, 09:42 PM
My name is a fun little name... In high school, a friend of mine "accidentally" gave me that nickname one day. His reasoning was as follows: Christopher=Topher=Tophie. It caught on like a wildfire. Post-high school it was truncated to simply "Toph", which then led to about a million variations. Tophus, Tophus Maximus, Tophiepooh, Tophiopath, the list goes on.

BTW, I'm brand spankin' new. So, uh, feel free to do whatever you do to newbs.

Jake Sunspot
30 September 2003, 01:39 AM
We usually welcome newbs. So WELCOME TO THE HOLONET :D

BTW funny story Tophus Maximus

30 September 2003, 07:08 AM
Heh. I love High School nicknames.

BTW as Jake said, welcome. Now we urge you to start posting!

16 October 2003, 10:00 AM
Johnny Putrid was my alter ego in my truly bad punk band in college, Dead Yuppie Scum. We only released a few EPs locally in Miami (circa 91-92) which got us pretty much nowhere in the industry. With captivating song titles such as "Nuke Luke (90210 No More)" and "Rotting Republican Flesh" I was sure we'd be snatched up by all the major labels. I mean who could resist?

Now currently bandless, Johnny Putrid has reemerged (complete with ability to actually play now) and is searching for potential bandmates in the Orlando, Florida area, starting in December 2004 when my military service ends.

16 October 2003, 10:26 AM
This is the name I use for playing games, representative of my skill level, being that I have none.

Vash Knives
19 October 2003, 03:26 PM
I just based mine on Trigun foolery-Who'd a thunk it?

Darth Fierce
2 November 2003, 09:23 AM
My username...hmm, I've been pondering why I chose that name. I guess the Darth part of my username comes from the fact that nearly every cool bad guy from Star Wars starts with this word. As for the Fierce part, I chose a word that is the very antithesis of what I am. I'd say I'm probably one of the most meek and gentle persons that you could meet. So, it could of either been Darth Meek or Darth Fierce . Which name do you think would command more respect, hmmm? ;)

Darth Fierce :vader:

2 November 2003, 09:27 AM
I think Darth Cute-as-a-button! would be a good handle. Or perhaps Darth Kittycat.

Rogue Janson
2 November 2003, 12:10 PM
I think Darth Cute-as-a-button! would be a good handle. Or perhaps Darth Kittycat.
I think those might tread too close on Darth Cute's territory. And then we'd have a fight on our hands. Which wouldn't be cute at all.

Vash Knives
22 November 2003, 02:01 PM
cool, but not cute by any means

12 January 2004, 11:33 AM
Ringlord is based on my favorite book, lord of the rings. It is basically a rearrangement of the title, and my birthday is 8/16

14 January 2004, 05:46 PM
mine's the name of my long running old smuggler character from when i played D6.

5 February 2004, 02:44 AM
I am supposed to be doing math homework but I felt like surfing so I swung over here and discovered this thread. Nice stuff and some very funny stories. Here goes with mine.

I am a huge fan of the Anita Blake series of books by Laurell K Hamilton. The series is modern horror where vampires are in the open and legal citizens, as well as other things. Well in the lead character is Anita Blake, and she has a friend named simply Edward. Edward is an assassian who specializes in supernatural creatures. The vampires call Anita The Executioner for her very high vampire kill count, and Edward is only known as Death. Edward is a very wanted man while Ted Forrester is a bounty hunter from New Mexico. Ted Forrester is the much more legal version of Edward. I am a very big fan of Edward so I took his two names and combined them.

I play various games and when I got into D20 Modern I created Forrester for my login on some Modern sites. So I just decided to use it here, but my SW PC name would be Darryn Varson. Got that from the random name maker in Knights of the Old Republic. I also go by Quartermane on some boards which is my Amtgard (LARP)/D&D character. He is sometimes a swashbuckler and sometimes a scout depending on mood.


21 February 2004, 10:16 AM
Where does "Jame" come from? Well, let's see: my full name is Ben"Jame"in, so you can figure it out from there.

16 March 2004, 06:22 AM
Well, Caamasi Jedi49 comes has two origins. The Caamasi part came from the love that I have for Caamasi (yeah yeah, I know their pacifist's, but their still cool none the less). The Jedi comes from my caamasi jedi consular, Fre Tre'kla, a pc I made for a campaign I did with a friend of mine for the NJO. One of my most memorable quotes from him is in my signature section at the bottom here. Though, I originally had a longer quote, but it didn't make much sense so I just trimmed it a bit to make it better. The 49 just found itself on their for some reason, but I don't know why that is now. If I had the option, I would put a Caamasi smile next to my name, but I went with the next best thing, my favorite jedi from the RoE era, Plo Koon. Got to go, Physics class is starting up again.

Caamasi Jedi49:plokoon:

16 March 2004, 05:00 PM
Xyle was my first PC i played in the Star Wars RPG
Everyone was playing force users and i decided to play a droid character. A human replica droid who had one bad attitdue and many hidden surprises
He was a droid made during the clone wars meant to inflitrate the Republic shortly after the Battle of Genosis and was looked away in a transport ship with a squad of his same model and launched into the outter rim
However the rest became faulty over the years in and Xyle was the only one left after Govenor Rowland (Our majoe baddie NPC) activated me to see how i'd react in the Jedi regim... this was shortly after Ithor became destroyed by the Yuuzhan Vong
Make a long story short Xyle became evil, killed 2 jedi (A wookiee named Groznik and a Jawa named Eeygo)
Long story for those who want the Fan Fic Prv Message me and i will send her

29 March 2004, 12:27 PM
My name comes from the Shinto rain goddess, Ame-No-Mi-Kumari. ^_^ Fairly boring, yes, yes, I know... :)

29 March 2004, 06:51 PM
Mine is simply baileyrecords - the name of my sole-proprietorship, independent record label... Bailey Records. I started the company in 1999 and we've had our good times and our bad times. The name "Bailey" comes from my wiener dog Bailey - of the same name. She came with the name from the dog pound... and I thought the name was great for my label.

I've had numerous names & aliases over the past few years but it was easier to consolidate and ease every username to the same... baileyrecords.


- Stratos

Dread Pirate Roberts
6 April 2004, 03:07 PM
Mine is obviously from The Princess Bride. I also use it for Battlefield 1942. Pretty boring but it serves.

Wedge in Red2
7 April 2004, 04:24 AM
Originally posted by Dread Pirate Roberts
Mine is obviously from The Princess Bride.

"What about the ROUS's"
"Rodents Of Unusual Size? I don't think they exist..."
(Wesley gets jumped by an ROUS).

*Sigh* I love that movie. Nice Username, DPR. Welcome to the holonet!


Darth Bile
7 April 2004, 09:07 AM
Okay, i thought i had posted here already, but here it goes:
Darth bile aka Commander Prince Vachon Qel Droma

Well, before he ever got the two titles, he was just a Lorrdian who was a slave to Vader, who found out he had force potential, which of course, got him trained in the ways of the sith. But after quite a few years of seeing what the empire was like, how they treate people, aliens and the galaxy at large, he left, stealing a r2-d2 unit and a force mask ring, along with his lightsaber he had made.

Well after quite a few adventures, including one where a rebel captain shot himself out of his own garbage chute because vachon, and a higher ranking officer would not obey him. (pretty stupid huh?? but this is the same guy who always play paladins and then loses paladin hood cause he cursed his god for not helping him). encountering a secret agent for the rebel alliance, they fell in love and he found she was a princess and heir to a throne, can't remember the planet though. well, the princess eventually betrayed the rebel alliance and him, and joined the imperial army, placing a 5 million credit bounty on my head which meant, bye bye vachoh.

Well, due to that bounty, I went to the unknown regions and encountered a very powerful sith being who turned me and then started training me in the ways of the sith taking the name of darth bile. well, after couple decades of being a sith, once again his conscience kept nagging at him like a woman( course nothing is as bad as a woman nagging a man) or was it that he got lonely and homesick for the people he once knew and love, we'll never know. he fled the unknown regions to discover that the rebel alliance had won and was now the new republic.

So, there, that is how that name came about. Oh, by the way, this was all under the D6 version of star wars.

29 April 2004, 06:25 AM
Whaat? Everybody has their name from some char of theirs -
what imagination. (well, it has to take a little, but usually you just take a bunch of words like dark-cape-raven-side-etc. and throw them at each other.
My name, is anybody wants to know, (which im not sure if they do)
is the true name of the most awesomest superhero ever invented -
Gambit from the X-Men!!! (Remy LeBeau, yeah, he's French. I'm not.)
I mean, how many other superdudes can fight off their arch enemies while simultaneously insulting them constantly - and still manage to get the girl by the end of the fight???
Come on, how many???
Yeah, one.

Darth Bile
29 April 2004, 08:23 AM
Dude, i can not stand gambit, he was the worst xmen in my opinion, as for insulting the villians all the times, your forgot bout spiderman, even though he never got the females at the end. Whenever i ran marvel, gambit was a villian and got his butt kicked all the time i couldn't stand him that much, if i even allowed him in my game at all that is.

29 April 2004, 11:59 AM
Heresy! Blasphemy! Nooooo!
Huh. well, he wasn't ALWAYS the villain,
just... misunderstood. :?
to me, he's just so.... COOL!
besides, did you read issue #...
um... the one - it was a dotcomic -
forgot the number - SHOOT! oh well,
but he snuck into the XMen compund
and stole something, but not before he
beat senseless all the XMen squad!
I mean, really - wolverine even wasn't
that good!
oh well, to each his own.
-Remylebeau stalks off, muttering under his breath
about infidels, blasphemers, and the Cult of Gambit.-

Darth Bile
29 April 2004, 01:01 PM
i don't see how a thief could take out a person trained by ninja, with an unbreakable adamantium skeleton and a healing factor from hell. just no way in hades can he do that. i've always hated him though and i don't read the comics much anymore, getting too expensive for me.

30 April 2004, 04:46 AM
yes, the comics are getting too expensive for me, too.
they're pegged @ about 5 bucks where i am.
anyway, marvel.com has its dotcomics page that i like -
it just never updates them!
anyway, yeah the healing thing is cool, but
a guy that can turn anything he touches into a bomb
is gonna do some major damage!
anyway, i'm gonna go on a kentucky trip soon
for our church, so i'll be gone a while.
don't think i died or anything.
even if you wish i did.

2 May 2004, 09:52 AM
Well this may to some be quite a waste of space or intriguing, in any case i will tell my story.. It was quite a few years ago since i felt the need to change my nickname after a few that i had from EU-characters... "Xel" - Comes from the god of all strategy games StarCraft.. where the creator race in that particular saga is called Xel'naga which i like alot... "tek" comes from lack of imagination... i had Xel.. now i had to end it with something... at the time i owned Altec speakers for my computer..i still do.. so that became Xeltec.. but in my native tongue technology is teknologi (Swedish) so there you have it...


19 May 2004, 02:29 AM
My nick comes from my time playing Dark Age of Camelot where I had a big Troll Savage named Googlybear.
This name I got from the animated movie 'Monsters Inc.' where Mike (the little green guy with one big eye) is called Googlybear by his girlfriend.

Since DAoC I've used Googlybear on various occasions(sp?) and when I needed a nick for this Forum I chose to add a little Star Wars feel to it, hence the wook ;)

Talon Kane
21 May 2004, 05:30 AM
Wow....I will say, this is one of the best threads that was worth reading all 12 pages from top to bottom. Nice job Reverend for starting this and thank you everyone for sharing!

Talon Kane is a fairly simple one. Back in the 90s when I was on my White Wolf game kick, I decided to run an all human game ala The X-Files. The characters were all part of the FBI working for a division known simply as Special Affairs (hmm...). I needed a Director NPC character and I wanted a name that stood out. Something that had a nice ring and something that sounded like a tough character to cross.

I took out a baby name book (hey...don't knock them...a baby name book can be a GMs greatest resource for NPCs on the fly!) I own and flipped through the male names. I started with the Ts because, to me, phonetically a good sounding rough character name will start with a T, K, C, or R. Give it a try.

I digress (no shock). I flipped through the Ts and found the name Talon. Hmm...that's something different. So, it stuck. I then went through the Ks (see above paragraph) to locate a last name. I hit upon Kane. Hmm...Talon Kane....sounded perfect to me. And hence, the NPC was born. Cool part is everyone loved him (and hated him), so it worked out.

I loved the name so much I decided to keep using it with e-mails and instant messenger programs and such. I also have used him as the main character in a novel I finished! Hopefully one day everyone will get a chance to see it in your local bookstore.

Those are my 2¢. I hope see a lot of you at Gencon this year!

21 May 2004, 05:47 AM
what would the name of that book be?

Talon Kane
21 May 2004, 09:03 AM
The working title I have for it right now is Eyes of the Mist. Right now, no literary agents or publishers or biting for it. I don't suppose anyone on here can help me out?

24 May 2004, 05:44 AM
well, I'd love to help, but I've got a collection of short stories that
I'm in the same position on. I always think that with so many books out there, you're lucky to just get something reviewed!
Anyway, yeah.

29 May 2004, 07:11 AM
Well, I'm Fingon, an elvish king from the Silmarililoin (I know that's not spelled right). My signature is what he said before he dueled with Melkor (I think, don't quite remember).

Darth Bile
29 May 2004, 07:35 AM

Wan-Du Soma
30 June 2004, 08:51 AM
My poster name is quite easy to explain. As first i have to say, that i play star wars for almost over ten years now. My first really big campaign i played was the minos cluster campaign from galaxy guide 6 (west end games) with lots of additional adventures made by myself. In this campaign (set around episode IV) one of my players (the jedi) discovered the man who learned him some things about the force. This man, possibly one of last jedi masters (but not nearly as powerful as master yoda; in d20 terms around level 12), was named wan-du soma. He survived the jedi hunts, because he was very skilled in undercover ops and acted a long time as a kind of spy for the jedi council. Finally he was hunted down by a dark jedi, but after long time of prison, he could defeat the dark jedi and escape to the far-off minos cluster. There he decided to settle down, became a scholar and recover from the wounds of the battle.

Very simple you see.

Now i started a new d20 campaign, during episode i and decided to bring in a young and promising jedi knight: wan-du soma. The best one is, one of my longtime players remembered him from our very old campaign and was very surprised to meet him in "younger" form. ;)

Wan-Du Soma

9 July 2004, 10:26 PM
My name linkstarwars, is quite simple really. Link is from the Zelda games and I think he's pretty cool. As for the Star Wars part, well, what can I say? I am officially obsessed with Star Wars. At only fourteen! Ah, what an age to fall to the dark side.:D

14 July 2004, 09:22 PM
Funny to look back on my old H-Net posts like this one (http://holonet.swrpgnetwork.com/showthread.php?postid=109389#post109389) . Today, on my 18th birthday, my screenname which is now in use on hundreds of sites is 3 years, 7 months, and 12 days old.

27 July 2004, 01:52 AM
my nick has followed me for some years now, it comes from Palladium books rifts RPG, were it is the demon who rules the demon world of Hades, and then it reminds me of the name Asmodeus, which the religous interrested should know, so i choose to use it. and it is alot better than my old one that had no meaning what so ever

Jedi Knight Wa-Do Ryu
5 August 2004, 08:29 AM
I took mine from two things in my life that I really love and combined them because they just seemed to naturally merge.
Jedi Knight: This one is pretty obvious.
The Wa-Do Ryu sounded like a good Star Wars/Jedi name but it's also Japanese, and the style of Karate that I learn. Its literal translation and definition for the style is:
Wado Ryu Karate: The style of Karate developed by Hironori Otsuka. Blending his mastery of Yoshindo yoshin ryu Jujitsu and Shotokan Karate learned from Funokoshi (Shotokan founder). Master Otsuka developed the style of karate recognized by Japan in 1934 as the official and purest japanese style of Karate. All other style of karate were developed in Okinawa.

Wado Translates from Japanese into two words.
Wa and Do.
Do: translates to mean the Way.
Wa: has actually a couple of meanings as related to the style. the first is Japanese in its shortened form of Showa. In the beginning Master Ohtsuka translated his style to literally mean Japanese Way or Way of Japan.
The second and more universal translation is: peace or harmony. This is more along the lines of how it defined today.
So today it means: The way of Peace. I thought that sounded pretty Jedi-like so I made it my handle. Oh yeah, Ryu just means school or learning, and I figure that this is something we should never stop doing.
Anyway, I guess mines not very funny like some that I've read but I though I'd throw it in the ring.

Newt Reagan
18 August 2004, 08:09 AM
Well, this is I believe my second post, so an introduction is not a horrible way to use it.

When my wife and I saw tPM, I remarked that the Trade Federation baddie's name (Nute Gunray) was a little bastardization of Newt Reagan, which made it seem like evil is Republican. So I decided to use the name on this board.

18 August 2004, 08:43 AM
Originally posted by Newt Reagan

Newt Reagan, which made it seem like evil is Republican.

Originally posted on IMDb.com

Lucas never liked the fact that the Reagan administration used the title "Star Wars" as a shorthand for their Strategic Defense Initiative. As a result, he named a character after Ronald Reagan. The last name is Reagan is inverted, and becomes Nute Gunray.

You're totally right. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120915/trivia

I also put this in since it has to do with Neimoidians and politicians, on the same page :

Originally posted on IMDb.com

Neimoidian senator Lott Dod was named after two real-life US senators, 'Trent Lott' (R-Mississippi) and Christopher Dodd (D-Connecticut).

7 September 2004, 03:37 PM
I was born in Texas, and i moved to TN where i live now soon after i was born. When i recently applied for my permit, the lady at the desk couldn't find the number on my birth certificate, so i call myself the unnumbered baby. I use that name for other things, too! Pretty stupid, huh?

26 September 2004, 05:20 AM
I believe the term Sithspawn was first used as a curse word in the Tales of the Jedi comics. I normally use the Pseudonym Ugavine but when I first joined these forums I was still a little shy, so used Sithspawn to register. And it just stuck. I use Ugavine on all other forums, because others have usually taken the Sithspawn name. So if you see Sithspawn elsewhere it is not me.

Keeping in with my holonet ID I've called my website the Sithspawn's Lair.

4 October 2004, 10:07 AM
Mine, as probably most of you know, comes from the Timothy Zahn book of the same name, the second in the Thrawn trilogy. I thought it was appropriate because the EU novels are my favorite aspect of the Star Wars universe. The reason it's all together and in lowercase is because I'm too lazy to have to type in caps or use punctuation when I log in.

9 October 2004, 08:54 AM
my name comes from two sources... first my name is matthew, which when i lived down in south america was translated to mateo to keep from having it utterly butchered by everyone i met. that led to its abbreviation as Teo, which phoenetically in english is written more acurately as Tao.

It also has a hint at one of my major hobbies... theology. Ive spent a lot of time studying the writings of eastern religions, including tao, hindu, muslim, shinto, buddism, etc. Tao was always a favorite of mine.

Oh... and for those of you who know me by my full handle(FallenAngel_Tao), the Fallen Angel comes from the same theologistic point of view... one of my interests, and an early thesis I wrote, being on the origin of "the devil" in major religions and the need for a counterbalance to the "good".

So thats it... the big mystery. Not so big really.

24 October 2004, 02:09 PM
My name has a pretty simple source. I had to think of a name for a computer game I was playing, tapping the keyboard randomly as I thought. I look at the screen and it says swes. I liked the sound of it, so it kept it and use it for everything nowadays. Plus it's really easy to type.

BTW I'm a new member here; this is my first post.:)

Darth Fierce
25 October 2004, 03:31 AM
Welcome Swes...hope you enjoy the adventure that is the HoloNet!

Darth Fierce :vader:

30 October 2004, 09:55 PM
I think my Handle is the ultamate in unoriginality... its a shortened version of my college email adress which is derived from my name. Like a couple of you, I got tired of using multiple screen names, call signs, and such... at least its not something im going to get tired of anytime soon (I hope.)

Jedi Dragonone
4 November 2004, 01:46 PM
mine is just a Dragone a higher Dragon of mystery

darth venomous
19 December 2004, 09:43 PM
The name is actually one that has been given to many NPC's that palyers never came in contact with, but the threat was always present. He had many different stories depending on the game. But I do have a version of a player character waiting to be played. I don't have a history for him yet as it will be more defined by what ever story I come into. It came to me after playing Tie Fighter and trying to find anything from the old 80's cartoon M.A.S.K. I love playing evil guys and the Sith and Venom are of of the best depictions of evil form my child (That and I could think of a way to use either Depticons or Mumm-Ra as a name :D .

Fier the Incarnate
20 December 2004, 02:38 PM
Fier was a Morrowind Character i had for about 2-3 years. He was nearing the max lvl (i hoped). soon my friends always came over making thier characters. It was gonna happen sooner or later (one of my friends overwritting their character onto mine). The End came too Fier about last week when the above ^ happended to my character. So my name is a symbol of rememberance for my character/ god/ selfimage. The incarnate part i added to make him alive again.So my name isn't all that strange.:D

So here i wait for my revenge on the one called Ace.:sabersml:

21 December 2004, 03:33 PM
Now for the most boring story

Watanabe - my last name
2k - doesn't take a genius to figure out. When I made my hotmail account in 1999, watanabe@hotmail.com was taken so I just added 2k. It's been the handle I use everywhere ever since..........

22 December 2004, 12:56 PM
PneumaZ is a fairly complicated explination. Like a lot of things in my life i tend to give important instances a lot of attention. Names, places, and so on. This name in one form or another has been attached to me since i was about 13 years old and started exploring the internet.

But to make a long story less long, Pneuma is something that has multiple meanings. I have found it referenced in science journals, refering to pneumatic presses and so forth and i have also found it in spiritual cononotations, such as pneuma being a source of life. as such i thought it would reflect my personality, someone who looks at science and myth hand in hand and draws his own conclusions.

Hence Pneuma...the Z is because i wanted a coda that would sound nice to the end of the name. so when you say it pause between pneuma and z. PneumaZ.

I like it....

22 December 2004, 09:35 PM
My original name was 'Stormtrooper 35821'- based off the fact that I showed up at Gen Con '03 with Rigel Kent, and got introduced to all these wonderful people from the 'net here. No one knew who I was, but there I was at all the functions :)

Trevaul comes from a character I ran in Rigel Kent's Legacy of Strife Campaign. I have to admit, I went a little overboard on her backstory, but it was the only way Rigel was gonna let me run a Jedi. She was probably one of my favorite SWRPG characters I ever ran, and she gracefully sailed off into space with a spiffy new Jedi Master (which she desperatly needed... those Dark Side points add up, ya know?) and now makes guest appearences on Legacy of Strife. I really based her off Jania Solo, with a twist.

My favorite moment was when I confronted the Big Bad Guys' Chief Sith Henchmen on the bridge of a Star Destroyer. The battle started after I foolishly chased the Main Bad Guy down an escape chut and got cut off from the rest of the party (NEVER seperate the party...). We ended up on the bridge, and the fight was on. After a couple rounds of combat, he did a "you are strong in the Force, but in the end, I will have your Lightsaber like so many others" and flourished his cloak to reveal a belt with four lightsabers on it. I replied with a cheerful "I'll take one of those! Thank you!" and TK'ed a Lightsaber. Now armed with two 'sabers, I proceeded to kick some Dark Side Henchmen @$$, but alas, it was not meant to be. After a lucky crit on his part that almost severed my leg (Rigel has a NASTY cirt chart for Lightsabers...), I had to make a tactical withdrawl and reasses the situation. Once again, I TK'ed the Sith guy- this time into one of those bridge pits full of mooks. While he struggled to get out of that, I made an hasty departure...

10 January 2005, 12:02 AM
Nightsider is the name of my Jedi character in the RPGA Living Force universe.

10 January 2005, 10:24 AM
Captain Tenjou is Captain Utena Tenjou from the very long running massive cross-over story series called Undocumented Features. Utena is a duelist and the captain of the International Police Ship Valiant when she's not causing trouble every where on the side of light. I picked her because we're both pains-in-the-ass but we get the job done.

:clonetpr: :bdcmdr:

3 February 2005, 06:46 AM
Cmdr. Satori was my first character in D6 Star Wars many, many years ago. A former Imperial spy, he advanced through rebel ranks from a lowly sergeant, to commanding an entire battalion.

Jerek Redscar
10 February 2005, 04:49 AM
Hello, All! I've been a lurker for a bit before I decided to join here, and I figured that this would be as good a place to introduce myself as any.

:hansolo: Normally, I join boards as The Stray or The Stray 7, a nickname that dates back to my first foray into forum posting. My fist online Roleplaying Character was a character in a Vampire: The Masquerade game who was known as "The Stray," a clanless street-rat vampire. The people I gamed with migrated to other boards, surviving crashes and closures and becoming a fairly cohesive community. So i stayed the Stray, and I kept being the Stray because it was familier to me. and then I started poking around here.

I read this entire thread, and noticed many others who had familier handles they use elsewhere, and I figured, you know, this is a new forum, and the character I'm playing is a new character, so why not?

So here is the history of the name Jerek Redscar.

:ds1: A long time ago in an RPG far, far away...

I DMed a Dungeons & Dragons game and needed a name for an improvised NPC who was ment to be a bad guy, a mercenary captain who had bad blood with one of the characters. And I needed the name quick, since I'd just introduced him and his band of cronies. I'd already described him as having a memorable red scar on his face when the player asked what name he knew the guy by.

I have always liked the names Eric and Jared, so I combined them. The name I came up with, Jerek, also sounded a bit like "Jerk", which was exactly what I trying to portray, so I said, "His names is Jerek. Jerek...um..." lost, I floundered, then, remembering the details I'd given moments before, said "...Redscar."

And so was the villain born. And to my surprise, what began as a throwaway NPC turned into a surprisingly long-lived minor villain. He didn't get much over on the players, but he proved resourcful enough to escape from captivity and harrass the players again and again, until finally he died at the party's hands. He developed well, as any good character should.

:stormtpr: Fast foreward to about a year ago. It's a slow game day. many of the players aren't able to make the session, and we can't use the place we normally go for gaming. One of our players has let me borrow his D6 Star Wars book, and has expressed an interest in some day running a game. I'm interested, and there isn't much else planned for the evening, so we sit down and look over the rules, creating mock characters for this theoretical game. I came up with a concept for a character who was once an Imperal Stormtrooper but joined the Rebellion after being ordered to kill an innocent family of moisture farmers on Tatooine ;) . I wanted a name that would sound tough and yet fit into the Star Wars-style of nameing, and Jerek's name popped into my head. A Jaded mercenary named Jerek Redscar...it fit! And thus was Jerek Redscar reincarnated.

:atatplt: So now, after about a year on the back burner, the proposed Star Wars D6 game is getting ready to take off, and I've dusted off Jerek Redscar. and I thank you all for sifting through this long, rambling post. If anyone is interested, I have an even longer backstory prepared for this character. Just PM me if you're interested...

And, well...here I am!

17 February 2005, 03:29 PM
MIne is not, as is commonly believed, a mispelling of "Alderaan" (I wish I had a dollar for every person who's said, on other fora, "Hey, did you know you mispelt Princess Leia's home planet?"

*sigh* It's actually the name of my favourite long-term D&D character that I've been playing on-and-off since 1989. He was a ranger, and I wanted a name that was kind of "foresty", so I went hunting through the Silmarillion and dicovered that Orome's alternative name was "Aldaron" - and as "Lord of Forests", I thought this rather appropriate for a ranger!

Aldaron also has the BEST stats I have ever rolled for a character. Rolled in full view of the DM with his method (4d6, re-roll 1s and pick the best 3). Aldaron's stats (in 2nd Ed AD&D, so these were at 1st level - they've gone up since I converted him to 3rd Ed).

STR 17, DEX 17, CON 16, INT 14, WIS 15, CHA 12

*sigh* Now I wanna play him again!

27 February 2005, 07:03 PM
Well, a lot of people have big ears...Some have big noses...Others have big feet...I have big eyes...8o

Vinicius is my real name...Zoio is a slang for eye in portuguese (olho). In english, it would be something in the lines of Vinicius_Zeye...

16 May 2005, 04:51 PM
when i set this account up I mis-capitalized aktariel...it should be Aktariel.

This handle (I have been known to go by praetorian) is from a book called treasure of light. Aktariel is an 8 foot tall glowing angel who happens to act a lot like a Jedi - all detached and emotionless. Sometimes he is even cold and unhelpful (humans are beneath me)

I stopped using it for my character names a while ago, but it still lives on because I like having just one or two screennames.

On a slight tangent, what do people think of the name "Huitziloxoctic"? (either as a handle or a character name..) It means Green Hummingbird in Aztec.

31 May 2005, 03:02 PM
Mine comes from the occupation and mental state of a char I once played.

Multiple Personality Disorder, minor schizophrenia, psychopath, etc, etc.

14 July 2005, 10:00 AM
Well Djas Puhr is a Bounty Hunter you see in Star Wars IV. He is in the Cantina Scene in the background. Decipher did a write up of the character for their CCG and it was the first rare card for the game that I got. SO I kept the name and when I was trying to make a hotmail account back then it was taken so I took Djus Puhr as the alt.

I've used him several times as an NPC in DnD and in SW. So there is my boaring little story about how I got my handle.

As a side note. I have every single card for the Decipher SWCCG for the OT. I'm missing the SE set.

14 July 2005, 10:17 AM
When I was a kid, there was an "Italian Club" that we'd often pass whose sign advertised "Home of the Bocce Lounge." And, on any given afternoon, you could indeed see dapper old Italian men in tweed caps and polyester pants enjoying the outdoor lawn-bowling courts. Driving by this would invariably start my little brother and I into our bad Italian accents ("Hey c'mon down to the Bocce Lounge, no big whoop, fuggettabowdit."). We were-- and are-- pretty corny.

Anyway, many years later, it still serves as a good screen name. My real name is rather common, and thus always taken, and I dislike spending more than a few seconds trying to come up with a unique username. I've never had to use a random string like "bocceloungeTK421," so I guess it's just habit by now.

I thought it was mildy funny (to me) that this old screen-name might actually fit on the HoloNet, as it might be mistaken as a reference to "Boche" (Aunt Beru's language of choice). Other than that, it's pretty meaningless (as a Star Wars username).

2 August 2005, 03:25 PM
I was playing a free mmo a while back and my friends name was chiefcaptin. I had a nother name wich I had frogoten by then so I used his:rolleyes: . Good thing their isn't a copyright law on usernames.

Jonas Malcume
3 August 2005, 03:14 AM
"Jonas Malcume" was a Jedi Ace in one of the NJO games I played. From then on, I've used that name as my screen name.

14 August 2005, 04:14 PM
If you've read Hitchhiker's Guide, at one point some alien or other asks Arthur his name, and Arthur acts like James Bond and says "Dent, Arthur Dent." The alien then says "Very well, Dentarthurdent." or somesuch nonsense like that. I love those books. Gonna have to reread them, methinks.

Uron Teff
14 August 2005, 04:27 PM
Uron Teff was my first D20 Char and therefore I kept this name. Not to mention that Some of the other PC at first called him U-R-I-N. :rolleyes: Haven't thought about this when I made up this name!

He used to be a smuggler. (And not as some of you may have thought a bounty hunter like Boba FETT <=> TEFF see the similarity?)

This name was just an "accident" though I kept it all and chose it as my user name.

The Old Master
12 September 2005, 12:56 PM
It shouldn't be hard to guess where my username come from...: :yoda:

Wisdom has always obsessed me. I guess that's why I like the jedi (and the little green one and Obi-Wan the best). Too bad it's no avatar options here... (or is there?)

Mack Jace
3 October 2005, 10:49 AM
Mine's from a character that I used in KOTOR II. Guess it just grew on me.

6 October 2005, 08:09 PM
My name comes from my most recent character. Tonyx is a young Jedi Falleen.

Arnub Baobab
13 October 2005, 02:05 AM
Hi there! Um, first post here, so just getting used to all the bits and pieces.

Anyways, my name comes from a character idea (as yet unused) of playing a noble/scout multiclass from the Baobab Merchant family - anyone who's seen the Droids cartoon will probably remember that Mungo Baobab was one of the duo's many Masters. I've been wanting to play this character for ages, but none of the games i've been in have been appropriate for this particular concept.

13 October 2005, 04:29 AM
Welcome to the HoloNet Arnub Baobab. If you need any help, feel free to ask any of the members.

I'm not sure if I've answered here, so I guess I will hehe.
My name is a made up word. I made up a Sith word that is meant to translate to "Breaker of Jedi." I'm so used to the name Cassed that I use it everywhere now, so it's a common name for me.

Arnub Baobab
13 October 2005, 07:50 AM
Thanks for the welcome there.

I'm a long time lurker, but ironically the reported end of published material for d20 Star Wars is what pushed me to take a greator part in the onlne community.

And for an on topic comment, i like the idea behind your name. The implications are that this particular Sith Lord has some gruesome hobbies.

30 November 2005, 12:01 PM
gm jabreson is a derivation of my first name.
Also a name of a grand moff from one of several adventures i ran for a special forces team i was gm'ing. the mission was a scrub when the player characters got a little crazy alerting a garrison to our mission of capturing a moff at a sympathizer's party.

Drendar Morevo
8 December 2005, 08:49 AM
Oddly enough I never bothered to think about it sometimes.

Originally I had another name which was a derivation of my real name, mothers maiden name, and hometown (you know, those stupid Jedi Name generators) that has since been Retired. So one day I had to figure out a name for a Darkside Character I was making for knights of the Old republic... Drendar Morevo was my first truly inventive name.

Jax Nova
13 December 2005, 03:14 PM
...Some interesting things I have been reading.

My name is just something I thought up though,... nothing important or anything.

Jax Nova
13 December 2005, 03:15 PM
(double posting)

Not sure if anyone even goes here anymore.

But I forgot there is a slight background behind the Nova in my name which was thought up in a bazar way while me nad my sister, and brother were hyper... so yeah. That's it.

I owun't go into detail.

Rogue Trader
13 December 2005, 05:02 PM
For those familiar with the original Games Workshop WH40K sci-fi game... my user name should be obvious.

For others, see here:- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rogue_Trader_%28Warhammer_40%2C000%29

23 December 2005, 08:37 PM
A misspelling of Socrates.

Fandor Thamorrin
1 February 2006, 11:06 AM
When I first joined the Holonet, I wanted a name that sounded "regal," so what better than Fandor Thammorin? It just rolls off the tongue, don't you know :)

8 February 2006, 08:15 AM

Rather odvious to people who don't play SWRPG with my group. All most all of my force using characters are sith. The ocassional Jedi for another campaign sometimes shows up. I don't like the Jedi way so i go rogue and radical

"Learn to use the darkside of the force, only then will you be strong enough to save Padme" Emperor Sidious Star Wars III Revenge of the Sith.

Santa Claws
8 February 2006, 09:27 AM
Every one knows good old Santa, ok the first time i use this nick is back in the eigthies, than i play in the MECHFORCE Germany, because my mech were paint in the colours of santa´s clothes.
And my unit were form of four later nine other members of the Mechforce and they called us Marburger Jaeger (a militairy unit first found in 1623 and still exist to 1889). The nick of our unit was The Claws, later Santa`s Claws and so i get my name. In the late 90 a metal band PRETTY MAIDS produce a album "Santas Claws".
Perhaps most people think, if they see me the first time, i look like a younger clone of the older santa with the exception that i don´t give gifts only slashes. Also for some german players i´m old like SANTA because i start roleplaying in fall 1976.
Ok, how many members of the holenet were born after that date?

So the nick has a good old tradtion since nearly twenty years.

8 February 2006, 09:36 AM
...and here I thought you got it from the Nightmare Before Christmas. :P :rolleyes:

Uron Teff
8 February 2006, 10:13 AM
... and I thought you were the robot from Futurama. ;)

9 March 2006, 06:33 PM
it was a randomed name for a MMORPG i have been playing for a year now. it started at uthilan and i added the extra "i" to make it uthilian and i have been stuck with it ever since.

24 March 2006, 04:34 PM
tau, because i love warhammer 40k (cant wait to get my grubby paws on new tau codex) and i just started playing the tau.

Chiss because they are blue (like tau) and i needed a starwars tie in on a starwars site

UPDATE I got grubby paws on new tau codex

Rodney Preyar
1 April 2006, 11:38 AM
Rodney Preyar was the first Star Wars Hero I've played.
Born on Tatooine 19 years BBY he became the typical soundrel you would expect on such a planet. One day (1 year BBY) he sat in a shuttle from Mos Espa to Mos Eisley and from there on his whole life changed. The shuttle crashed in the middle of nowhere. All pasengers were killed except Rodney, Aldrin Barr (a human male) and Mezhan Xizor (falleen female). While the three climbed the next dune they suddenly heard loud explosions and after taking cover they recognize that TIE Bombers destroyed the shuttle.
After a long walk with many difficulties they finally reach Mos Eisley. There Rodney discovers that Aldrin Barr is a Rebel Agent, who shoud met a contact in Mos Eisley.
After many troubles Rodney decides that he wants to leave Tatooine to join the Rebel Alliance. After "organizing" some money they buy a ship (a YT-2400 which was firstly named "Headless Ronto" after the results of a highly amazing maneuver Rodney flew in former times) to escape imperial pursecution.
After returning to the Rebel base on Dantooine they helped the Alliance in many ways. And so another saga began. The Adventures of Rodney Preyar ...

2 April 2006, 06:24 AM
Ok, how many members of the holenet were born after that date?

Me. x2.

6 April 2006, 05:49 PM
My main online user name, Josh Kyzneg was one that i picked up after being here for a little while. It is derived from my real name, and I use it or variations on most things I do online.
So if you see a Josh Kyzneg online, or a Kyzneg on WoW, its probably me.

9 May 2006, 11:02 PM
I think "Dedication" was taken.

So I played the words a little and put "Deadication" instead.

Works for me.

And the dedication theme is because last year I lost 80 pounds after finishing up football. Whoop-T-Doo.

25 May 2006, 03:24 PM
Sei means wizard/mystical power in bothan and since thats basically the force i figured i'd use that for my character....
and the lord part is because someday ill rule the world and i want to be called lord

3 June 2006, 09:35 AM
My username comes from the main charicter in a book series, he is physically disabled but is the most Psychically powerful human in the galaxy.

Barada Mulping
21 June 2006, 08:00 AM
Twas the names of my first (and still kicking) Star Wars character for RPGs a Klatooinian Blue Star Pirate named Barada Mulping (those he he goes by Pug Mulping these days). I've had him since 1997 so that makes him what nine years old? We orriginal BSP also found it amusing that our band became an official pirate group due to one obscure reference in the Invasion of Theed adventure set.

The name Barada obviously comes from the Klatooinian of the same name working for Jabba, and was chosen mainly because I wanted my character to not like his name (since so many Klatooinians are named Barada), Mulping was of my own creation something random, and Pug was for the dual purpose that his species look very canine-like and that there was a slaver/pirate in Voyage of the Dawn Treader named Pug.

17 July 2006, 07:52 PM
my name is just random and ya random bob not my name oo and did i tell u it random?

28 September 2006, 04:04 PM
My name is interesting and bland all at the same time

The Jedi Master part was, because where I come from I am one of few people that is a Star Wars fan, and I am one of the only ones to know more than the rest of the fans where I come from so I got the nickname Jedi Master

The Yelrahc part is just my name spelled backwards

30 September 2006, 01:01 PM
Darth Xanthor was a character in a story i wrote along time ago. It was shortly after Phantom menace came out.

I was righting about a Sith Lord who was a master of Force Lightning. -> Thor

I also wanted an X name cause I thought those were so kewl. (Xanatos: Thank you Gargoyles) So i went looking. I found Xanthine. Xan for short, the beging point degradation

So I kinda combined the two.

Darth -> Evil

Xan -> The beging of breaking down

Thor -> God of Lightning

Darth Xanthor.

I built this because after I found out all Darth names had a meaning, I didn't want a stupid name like Darth Evil...or Darth mean.

30 September 2006, 03:14 PM
quite an impressive name Darth Xanthor. if I would have thought of it, that would have been my username.

2 October 2006, 09:39 AM
Well after that...Xantho begame my all time net name....before that I was Net_Knight2000 (lame), The Lonner (damn typo), or my other current alias would be Miss Terry Man.