Tuesday, 29 January 2013
Star Wars Knight Errant: Escape
It seems like ages since I last did a Star Wars comics review - well it's been a few weeks anyway, with my slimmed-down collection and a busy hokliday period I haven't had many opportunities to visit my local comic book place so these reviews are even more out of date than usual.
Knight Errant takes place 1000 years before the trilogy with the Sith on the rise one lone Jedi is working alone in Sith territory, trying to do good among the Sith lords who are as much about destroying each other as they are about threatening the Republic if not more so!! This mission becomes even more personal and challenging for Kerra as she joins up with Sith forces to uncover a deadly secret.
As always I'll start with updates
Occupation: Sith Lord
Part of the Calimondra family this Sith Lord rules over a realm known as the Menagerie. His forces are known as the mutates, bred from centuries of Sith alchemy he leads countless forces of corrupted species and powerful beasts into battle to defend his holdings. He came into conflict with Odion when he invaded Malakite's territory - unknown to him there was a powerful artifact on his world of Skarpos.
Wayman worked as a claimer for lord Odion, working in Daiman's territory he recruited force-sensitive individuals and others with special talents who had had enough of life in Daiman's realm and freed them so they could go and serve Odion's death cult. He recruited a girl named Mercy, unaware that she was really Kerra Holt, a Jedi. He later clashed with Kerra while fighting at Odion's side.
The leader of the Novititates, force-sensitive servants of Odion she lead his elite forces into battle. She clashed with Kerra who had infiltrated the order and whose tactics weren't befitting a follower of Odion who should seek death above all else! When Kerra's deception was discovered she was eager to kill the young Jedi but Odion kept her to use her anguish to power his dark side ability. Doyan died later in the ensuing bloodbath.
Glenk was a force-sensitive individual who worked for Odion's Novitiates. During the conflict on Skarpos it emerged that Glenk was in fact a spy for Daiman who added his forces to the conflict. Glenk was killed when, under Odion's dark side influence, he attacked his master in a force-induced rage.
Occupation: Sith Lord
Known as Xelian the Destroyer this Sith Queen is the mother of the rival brothers Odion and Daiman. Odion was set to inherit all, though he was repulsive to his mother, until the birth of Daiman his lifelong rival.
Occupation: Sith Lord
The source of all the trouble in the Grumani sector she possesses most of the influence in the sector and has a vast wealth and territory. She promised her share of the wealth to her children who fought each other for dominance and now the fight for power is ongoing amongst her grandchildren with Daiman and Odion fighting the most bitter rivalry. She appeared in the novel but this is her first visual appearance. When she learned of Odion's plan she ordered all her grandchildren to unite against him before he went too far.
No map as most of the planets are new. Kerra agrees to work for Daiman, who is after intel on Odion, because she has a personal motive to discover what became of her parents, which she is willing to risk everything to find out about. After fighting against Malakite on Skarpos as one of Odion's Novitiates she is recalled for a new mission to find the Helm of Ieldis, which could amplify his power to spread across many worlds at once. Odion suffers from an affliction where living beings cause him pain so his life's work is to end all life - he has the ability to drive others insane through the force making them fight simply for the sake of ending their lives and has persuaded many followers to join his death cult. She follows Odion's general Yulan to find that Odion keeps children cloistered in pens to feed off their misery and to breed warriors eager for death. Kerra finds that her parents died to keep the helm from Odion but in her quest to find them she has led him to it. With Daiman's army arriving a bloodbath ensues fueled by Odion's use of the helm until Yulan, stunned by the honour of the death of Kerra's parents frees the children, their joy overloads Odion's helm, killing him and ending the conflict. Kerra rescues the children but her work is far from over.