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Lit The Old Republic: Annihilation by Drew K

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Todd the Jedi, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    Hmm... if that happens, then I may reign in my Mandorla-driven cynicism. :p
  2. Ulicus Lit'ari

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    Satele: Why don't we have your last name, anyway?
    Revan: My last name is Sunrider.
    Satele: Ah.
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  3. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    [face_laugh] =D=

    Of course, the last word of that exchange would need to run onto the next page, which in true Chosen One page fashion, would need to be ripped out of the novel.
  4. AusStig Force Ghost

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    I'll get on the hope that one of that Theron dies, I really dislike him.

    I like Drews' novels, they are a fun read. Am interested in Malgus's apprentice. He got knocked down a hole, no way he is dead.
  5. CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus

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    This.
  6. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Do we know if Revan went straight to the Foundry after meeting with the council? I imagine he did, so I doubt we'll see him as a supporting character (could be interesting to see Revan interact with his great-great-whatever grandson, after all), though it would be nice to get a cameo, perhaps from Satele's point of view. I was really disappointed we didn't get to see Revan and Satele interact in TOR.

    On that note, I wonder if this novel will coincide with an expansion pack? I imagine not... don't expansion packs usually take at least two years to be released?

    Well, if this is after the game, you actually see his corpse, and I believe the ship it's on explodes.
  7. melkor834 Jedi Grand Master

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    When do you see his corpse? Afterall, you have to knock him down a hole to defeat him.
  8. Arawn_Fenn Chosen One

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    The Joker's survived worse.
  9. Manisphere Force Ghost

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    Is there a chance that Lord Scourge is going to be in this? Cause that guy is good in anything.
  10. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Do you? I didn't... though my group didn't use the grenades. Kinda disappointed I didn't see what they were for, but he was manageable in a straight fight.

    Doubt it. He's probably hanging out with the Jedi Knight character around this time. Or this might be right before it.
  11. Nobody145 Force Ghost

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    I doubt Scourge will be available, although guess it depends on when this story takes place. I'm still trying to figure out when the class stories take place relative to each other (although I've only read about three of them so far, trying to remain unspoiled for the remaining five). I think Lost Suns referenced two of the Chapter 1 plots, so it was after that, but not sure otherwise.

    And I've only gotten two conversations with Scourge so far. Nothing quite outright contradicts the events of the Revan novel, it just sounds really different, so not sure if there was miscommunication or the conversation was recorded before the Revan novel was finished. Not that the Revan novel contributed much to the Old Republic period. KotOR II made it sound like Revan was waging a one-man war on the True Sith Empire, slowing them down with the Exile joining him... then turns out he crashes on Nathem and then sits in a cell for years until the Exile finds him.
  12. AlyxDinas Force Ghost

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    While I agree with people's sentiments about the Nomi book and have generally low thoughts about Karpyshan as a novelist, I want to remain optimistic. I really enjoyed The Lost Suns and Alexander Freed's work in the TOR era has been some of my favorite recent EU. In an ideal world, he'd be writing the book. So I am cautious. I greatly enjoy the era, moreso than most people here I am sure. If the book has interesting ramifications for the setting and time period, I'll still give it a go.
  13. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    You never know... they might give the Jedi Knight a canon name, and we'll hear about the adventures of Master Eypik Keelar.:p
  14. melkor834 Jedi Grand Master

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    Nor did we. However, when he is almost dead he is supposed to become invincible and the only way to "kill" him is to knock him into one of the holes. It seems that the game glitched for you guys if you didn't have to do this.
  15. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Could that have been introduced in a patch? I did it fairly close after the game launched.
  16. AlyxDinas Force Ghost

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    It's a mechanic for the Hard Mode version of the instance. You can't defeat him normally without knocking him down the central chasm once he reaches 9%. Generally, I'd not like to consider game mechanics as a form of canon but because this one is so integrated with the story content of the instance, I'm more inclined to consider it the 'actual' course of events.
  17. instantdeath Force Ghost

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    Yes, so far I've only done it on normal mode. At the point I did it, he could be defeated normally. Will be something I'll have to try.
  18. Corusca_One Force Ghost

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    The mechanic is present for Normal mode as standard. It was around way back early on near launch as well because people were complaining about not being able to kill him as it originally required certain moves (force push was one) to do. Then they introduce the grenades. I have no idea how you killed him without pushing him, either a bug or the mechanic was briefly disabled.
  19. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    Solicitation cover from the Random House fall catalog.
    [image=http://edelweiss-assets.abovethetreeline.com/RH/images/jacket_covers/flyout/9780345529411.jpg]
    Not really any new info, other than an assurance that Drew worked with the full cooperation of the game design team.
  20. Todd the Jedi Mod and Inquisitor of SWTV

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    Double post, I guess? Well, the real cover has been released since then.
    [IMG]
  21. AusStig Force Ghost

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    I wonder if this will lead into an expansion, hmmmmm.

    I am curious about the new Sith, she could be one of more interesting characters in recent years.

    Also before people get all down on Drew writing Theron, don't forget what the start of SW:DB:pOD:ANOTOR was like, HOPEFULLY it will be as good as that.

    Kind of hoping the Sith win, being an Empire player will do that. I wonder how the class quests will be worked into the story,
  22. Force Smuggler Chosen One

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    I'm looking forward to this but I haven't read the comics so who knows? Drews best book was Path of Destruction. His Mass Effect books were pretty good too.
  23. Zorrixor Chosen One

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    I originally thought that when I read the initial blurb for the story, but the revised description of Karrid as Gnost-Dural's pupil feels less significant than when she was to be Malgus's protégé, unless the plan is for her to have been both or something.
  24. DarthJenari Force Ghost

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    I'm actually looking forward to this one, a lot of it comes from the time period its taking place in (This book comes right after TOR finishes right?) and another is that I always enjoy a book where the main character himself isn't a Jedi.
  25. Lando Carmello Jedi Youngling

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    I am interested too. I will probably listen too the audiobook, I had been spoiled by reading Stover books recentlry.