“Echani culture held the belief that to know one fully, you must fight them. Echani fighting was not only self-defense, but a form of self-expression, a means of communication similar to art. For the Echani, it was not at all unusual for children of the same parents to be born so as to be completely indistinguishable from one another to outsiders. Thus, being able to distinguish between like individuals through reading of body movement became an essential requirement.
The Echani were also known to be able to read feelings and emotion through combat. To an Echani, a combat between two people said more than hours of talking. They saw a certain purity in the way techniques were used in battle. The Maktites learned this to their own sorrow circa 3,951 BBY, when their stores of thermal weaponry were rendered ineffectual by relatively simple adjustments in the traditional Echani light armor.”
In the days of the Old Republic Echani were a race. Today it’s rather a philosophy, attitude and way of life. Echani is the way of the true hearthful warriors. Echani Elites are the best of the bests in melee combat, their skills and sharpness are unpararelled.
In order to unlock your Special Character Slot for Echani Elites you will have to master all the combat professions on your main character(the first character you create) and you will have to collect history and combat related badges.
Once you unlocked, you will be able able to create a new character of any race, sex and you will have to choose your alignment, rebel, or imperial. Your Echani Elite character will be overt from creation. You will be able to switch faction with a time-lock in effect(the exact amount of this will be discussed and decided later).
The Echani Path
Echani Elites excel at melee combat, so they will be able to train brawler, entertainer and scout based professions.
Here is a possible template of a rank9 (Enlightened) Echani Elite:
Master Teras Kasi Artist
The Echanis were not only fearless warriors, but superb crafters. There will be unique Echani weapons and armors, only the Echani can wear. Echani armors are strong, flexible and lightweight, these armors may look similar to existing armors, but will come with bonus protection and greatly lowered encumbrance. We shall create a unique look(textures) for Echani armors and later add a unique Echani Armor Set.
The Echani Weapons are durable and flawlessly balanced, these weapons are the Echani powerblades, one-handed and two-handed. These blade of the weapon is wreathed in energy when activated and grants bonus damage and accuracy over regular weapons and a high chance to cause severe wounds, a bleeding type damage.
All the Echani items will require crafted parts made by regular crafters, but only an Echani Elite will be able to assemble these armors and weapons.
Echani Elites maintain a perfect melee combat focus, their dodge, block and state defenses will be increased as they reach higher ranks within the Echani Ranks.
Echani Ranking System
Echani Warriors must prove their worth to be a member of their Elite Ranks. An Echani who wishes to join the Echani Ranking System will have to complete the Echani Trials, a series of quest and duels.
Here are the ranks and representative titles, Skill Points and the number of available spots for each ranks:
rank0 – Hopeful – 20SP - Unlimited
rank1 – Trustful – 10SP - Unlimited
rank2 - Loyal – 10SP - Unlimited
rank3 – Disciplined – 10SP - Unlimited
rank4 - Undaunted – 20SP - 80
rank5 – Spirited – 10SP - 80
rank6 – Sacred – 10SP - 40
rank7 - Honored – 10SP - 40
rank8 – Fabled – 10SP - 40
rank9 – Enlightened – 20SP - 20
rank10 - Wise – 20SP - 11
rank11 – The Chosen – 20SP – 1
Echani Elites earn ranking XP through PvP action and completing live event tasks.
Echani Elites can advance in their ranking by dueling each other, without armor, or any clothes. A high ranked Echani will be supervising the duels and deathblows are strictly prohibited and result in losing a rank. There are dueling events held by Echani each week. GM’s will supervise these events in the beginning and monitor the action of Echani leaders after the Echani ranks become populated.
The Echani Ranking System will open access to better and stronger equipment exclusively available for Echani as they advance in the ranks.
A high ranked Echani will be the best melee fighter in the galaxy, an unmatched warrior in close quarter combat.
Echani Elites may not join any other ranking systems ie. the Teras Kasi Order.
The Echani Council may demote or even remove any Echani Elite from their ranks.