Friday, 1 July 2011
Star Wars Legacy: War (1-6)
This is it! The end of Legacy with the entire Galaxy plunged into War as Darth Krayt returns from the dead and tumbles the galaxy in Chaos to ahieve his vision for it. Meanwhile Cade has his own vision - him and Krayt one on one in a final confrontation.
I know I've focused mostly on characters in my posts, hopeing that the series would stretch on long enough for me to do retrospectives on everything that turns up, sadly this isn't the case so I'll cover some of the ships that show up in this final series as well as the usual run of updates.
These massive warships were secretly constructed on Korriban to serve for the pure Sith forces, rather than the Empire. These massive ships outclassed the Star Destroyers that came their way and were used to devastating effect in the war.
These massive starfighter were also constructed by Krayt who designed them for exclusive use by his Sith Troopers who were cybernetically connected to them. They had enough firepower to take on a cruiser single-handed and still could outmaneuver the latest fighter designs of the day.
These powerful gunships accompanied the Annihilators in the attack on Taivas, I don't know much more - I had to scan this image myself!!
This army was secretly raised by Krayt, taking the most potent Sith from childhood and cybernetically augmenting them to serve his purposes they were both powerful and blindly loyal to Darth Krayt, fighting anyone their master ordered them to.
Darth Wyyrlok II
In a brief flashback we got a glimpse of the current Wyyrlok's mother who had served Darth Krayt in the same way her son did until his betrayal.
The first casualty of the war was Darth Wyyrlok, who dueled Krayt on his return to Coruscant and was killed by his former master, losing control of the Sith to Krayt.
In the battle of Taivas Darth Rauder was killed by Imperial forces who defected to Roan Fel after seeing Sith atrocities.
Darth Stryfe was killed by Wolf Sazen.
And, of course, Darth Krayt was killed by Cade - I'll go into more detail further down the post.
Imperial Knight Updates
Species: Human (Hapan)
Another flashback character. This Hapan woman was the wife of Roan Fel and the mother of his daughter. When Eskhar Niin turned to the dark side and hoined the Sith he murdered her before faking his death and moving to Korriban as Darth Havoc. Her death damaged relations between the Empire and the Hapans.
More shockingly Emperor Roan Fel was killed. He planned to use a virus engineered by Sith to retake Coruscant, it was in fact a Sith trap, as they had engineered it so that they would be immune. But the other Knights thought this to be inethical and so Antares Draco killed him, saving the Alliance.
Nat Skywalker and Tr'aa Saa both sacrificed their lives on Taivas, as they were killed they released a powerful force surge that cleared a path for the fleeing Jedi from the hidden tample.
Wolf Sazen was killed in a duel with Darth Stryfe, taking out his opponent in the process.
After the death of Tr'aa Saa these seedling were seen to be growing on Taivas, proving that even in war life finds a way. What will become of these force sensitive beings is yet to be seen...
Obviously with the entire galaxy at war there's a lot going on so this map is more of a mish-mash than usual, still I hope it's of interest, showing the movements of the key players.
Thi isn't a review really it's more of a summary - oh well! I'm aware this post is getting on the long side so I'm gonna blitz through this. Darth Krayt is back from the dead, and he retakes Coruscant from Wyyrlok then sets to make war against his enemies. Cade continues his vendetta against the Sith, battling them one by one to get to Krayt, picking up his mother (revealed as a spy to the Sith) in the process and forgiving her. The Sith learn the location of the hidden temple and the Empire launches an attack, but the Alliance counterattack. However Krayt unleashes his Sith forces on them and they lose the battle. Desperate and battered the Allies launch an all-out assault on Coruscant and Cade finally battles Krayt once and for all and finally kills and puts his body into a sun, this throws the Sith into disarray and gives final victory to the Jedi.
My Two Credits
Despite a slow start - we don't we much 'war' till the half-way point this issue is a very fitting end to the Legacy story, open to be continued but as a narrative it is complete and very satisfying, well worth reading!