Discussion in 'Literature' started by General Immodet, Aug 18, 2013.
What do you think happened to Kinman Doriana?
Palpatine killed him/a Jedi killed him/the Rebel Alliance killed him.
Heart attack when he finally figured out that Palpatine and Sidious were the same person.
Was it true Sate Pestage was Palpatine's food taster, so he would not get poisoned?
According to DESB, yes. He's portrayed as Palp's humble servant and confidant.
Doriana is currently in the Zahnlimbo, probably waiting for a Dark Times novel to come out. I hear him and the Guardian of Mt Tantiss have started a book club over there.
Maybe Doriana was the Guardian of Mt Tantiss!
I kind of hope that it's something really mundane. Like he died in a speeder crash. He just happened not to make it, and sometimes not everything is part of a giant conspiracy or story.
On the other hand, if it is a "story" death, I hope he doesn't just die on a secret mission gone bad or something, or that Palpatine has him offed because he "knows too much" or something lame. It should be something we wouldn't expect -- he's feeding information to Garm Bel Iblis, or Palpatine is using him as a propped-up rival to Vader and Vader secretly engineers his death, or Dangor or Xizor sets him up in a Court power play. Or he commits suicide and no one is ever quite sure why.
A comparatively mundane exit does appeal, on well-rounded-universe grounds if nothing else, but I'm also drawn to the idea of somebody high up getting an entirely enigmatic fate. No 'it was probably Palpatine', no 'the truth shall be revealed years later'; it remains utterly mystifying, in-universe and out-, for all time.
Like...one day Doriana's secretary comes back from getting a cup of tea, pokes her head in the office...and Doriana's gone. No indication of a struggle or flight or suicide. And he's never seen again. The Emperor's as baffled as anyone. All the Empire's myriad investigative agencies spend years searching for an explanation to no avail, everyone has a different theory as to what happened, and it's generally one of the biggest, weirdest, most popular mysteries of the age, a Lord Lucan or Harold Holt for the Galactic Empire.
Obviously that doesn't have to be Doriana; there's a host of possibilities for that sort of thing, but it is a sort of thing that I wouldn't mind seeing sometime.
Maybe he became a dancer for Gardulla the Hutt...
Too soon, dude.
Whenever I read about the Ibis of Kallimachos (or Ovid, for that matter), which is a highly polished vituperative assault poem, I keep reading it as Iblis and have the idea of Palpatine or Dangor or somebody getting really fed up at him and just deciding to scrawl out a really angry, dark side poem at him.
And then instead they just send a hit squad after him and his family.
I'd like for Doriana to have faked his death and retired to the GFFA equivalent of Argentina. In 40 ABY he's living in a bungalow somewhere.
Just like not everyone needs a "story" death, not everyone needs to die. It takes a crapload of people to run a Galactic Empire, some are bound to slip through the cracks.
So somewere in the Senex/Juvex?