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Lit Dawn of the Jedi: Force Storm #1 (of 5)

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Manisphere, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Micro_Chip

    Micro_Chip Jedi Knight

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    Could someone clarify for me, but when reading the issue again, [hl=black]when the Rakata Tul'Kar has just killed the Rakata messenger he says "Have the body properly prepared. All this activity has given me an appetite" is he referring to the boy his guards just killed or the Rakata messenger?[/hl]
     
  2. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    [hl=black]I took it to mean he wanted to eat the boy :). I like the idea of Rakatans as cannibals.[/hl]
     
  3. Jan_Duursema

    Jan_Duursema Comic Artist: -AOTC -Legacy -Republic star 4 VIP

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    Tul'kar was referring to the Rakatan messenger.
     
  4. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Great job on the issue, Jan. The visuals were stunning as usual! Really digging both the Shikaawka warships and the Rataka warships. :)

    --Adm. Nick
     
  5. Micro_Chip

    Micro_Chip Jedi Knight

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    Wow!!!! So the Rakata are Cannibalistic? Sweet! So what did the Rakata need with the small boy then? Oh, and BTW Jan (and John) the first issue was amazingly epic, seriously good work form you and the team =)
     
  6. Jan_Duursema

    Jan_Duursema Comic Artist: -AOTC -Legacy -Republic star 4 VIP

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    Ah,yes, the Kumumgah boy the Rakata took.... Poor lad.
     
  7. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It's not like he felt it =P~
     
  8. Jedi Trace

    Jedi Trace SouthEast RSA star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I think this is what I appreciated the most about this issue and you summed it up quite nicely. A story of this weight and scale shouldn't be rushed and the deliberate pace that John has set suits it very well.

    And it was beautiful, Jan!

    Looking forward to more! :D



     
  9. AusStig

    AusStig Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Didn't this come up in KOTOR?

    I thought The One ate the heart of the village leader who he first ousted?
     
  10. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Mmmmm... Rakatan hearts... =P~

    No wonder Darth Drear believed in his weekly dish of Heart aux Midis. He must have dug up an old Rakatan cook book.

    Gotta keep those midi-chlorian levels topped up, you know? [face_peace]
     
  11. AusStig

    AusStig Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    It probably shows how much I played the game that I can remember exactly what the Lore Master Said when describing the rise of The One.



    Slightly off topic, do these Rakatan have the same accent as the ones in KOTOR?
     
  12. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Rakatan cannibalism may have come up in KotOR... but One's tribe were devolved primitives some 20,000ish years separated from the Infinite Empire that knew next to nothing about their ancestors. :p

    I'd consider what we've learnt of their diet this issue to be worthy of "whoa...", rather than "We knew that"
     
  13. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I wonder, though, if this indicates the rakata as a whole are cannibals, or just this particular one.
     
  14. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Well... on one hand, Jan said they're going for stereotype breaking characters.

    But on the other hand, stereotypes can still be cool when it means the Rakata are an entire race of evil brain eating cannibals. :p
     
  15. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    It just takes one.
     
  16. Sword_Of_Goliath

    Sword_Of_Goliath Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I've never played KOTOR, but the Rakatan remind me of E.R. Burrough's "Therns", powerful, ancient, cannibalistic beings.
     
  17. Micro_Chip

    Micro_Chip Jedi Knight

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    I knew the Rakata in KOTOR were cannibalistic but I just assumed that this was because there society had reduced itself over the millennia to barbarism. Weird now that they may have been the whole time.

    So if he ate the Rakata messenger, why did he kill the young boy on Tatooine?
     
  18. Randy_Stradley

    Randy_Stradley Dark Horse Comics Editor and Author star 2 VIP

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    Because he could.






    Oh, wait. That was the cannibal guy in Dark Times. Probably the Rakata just have big appetites. Neither the boy nor the messenger alone would be enough, but together...
     
  19. Manisphere

    Manisphere Jedi Master star 5

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    And yet they keep so slim.[face_thinking]

     
  20. instantdeath

    instantdeath Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Maybe the Rakata simply enjoy dessert? We can all afford to splurge, every once in awhile.

    The whole "conquer and pillage worlds" routine is a great way to burn calories. Even so, it is recommended that you have 4-6 meals a day, consisting of singular body parts, rather than eating an entire human in one meal.
     
  21. Jan_Duursema

    Jan_Duursema Comic Artist: -AOTC -Legacy -Republic star 4 VIP

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    And you know what all Rakata moms say--eat your veggies! Neti anyone? :p
     
  22. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    That dark side stuff takes a big toll on your weight too, always wasting away... need to keep the calories up, right?
     
  23. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, I mean, that Force lightning stuff literally burns energy, right? It's like, the easiest, most hateful, work out ever.
     
  24. Ulicus

    Ulicus Lapsed Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The dark side of the Force is a pathway to many dress sizes some consider to be... unnatural.
     
  25. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Now we know why there are hardly any of the tree people left. ^^