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More Zayne Carrick! KotOR: War

Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Oct 13, 2011.

  1. Master_Keralys

    Master_Keralys VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    More info [link=http://blog.farawaypress.com/2011/10/zayne-carrick-returns-in-knights-of-old.html]here[/link]. Heck yes! (I'm hoping I'm not missing a previous announcement. Mods, close and redirect if I did.)

    Edit: I see that the info is also in the NYCC thread, as well, but there's more info at JJM's site:
     
  2. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Good to see Knight Errant will keep running too. That's a lot of work for our favorite author here.

    Cool to see more adventures for Zayne...though I can't help but feel a bit sad that he didn't end up doing any the things he talked about doing at the end of KOTOR.

    PS-I hope we get to see some Republic ground vehicles.

    PSS-I am starting to see a pattern with how Dark Horse names their popular Star Wars revivals. I am already looking forward to Knight Errant: War! Or maybe more accurately Knight Errant: Even More War!
     
  3. JediDingo

    JediDingo Jedi Master star 3

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  4. Master_Keralys

    Master_Keralys VIP star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    From JJM's blog post, and quite on topic to your responses:
    So I think we'll get to see Zayne being Zayne in the ways we all expected. Just in a different setting than we expected, perhaps...
     
  5. JohnJacksonMiller

    JohnJacksonMiller Mastermind: KOTOR, LTotS, Knight Errant star 3 VIP

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    DH's announcement on Knights of the Old Republic: War:
    http://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/672/dark-horse-announces-star-wars-knights-old-republi

    ...and my post:
    http://blog.farawaypress.com/2011/10/zayne-carrick-returns-in-knights-of-old.html

    Zayne Carrick lives -- and so does his bad luck!
     
  6. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    YEEEAAAHH!

    What excellent news!

    You know what's going to be odd?

    Yup, this'll be a thread where the entirety of the Lit board is very happy indeed!
     
  7. JohnJacksonMiller

    JohnJacksonMiller Mastermind: KOTOR, LTotS, Knight Errant star 3 VIP

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    Well, he's just 20. But let's see if he survives to 21!
     
  8. Zorrixor

    Zorrixor Force Ghost star 6

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    Thrilled doesn't begin to describe how I feel right now. :D

    We're finally going to see Captain Goodvalor have to put his money where his mouth is and be involved in a real war zone. :p
     
  9. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well, he's just 20. But let's see if he survives to 21!
    Well, the force wants him alive. Not happy, but alive.


    Some quick questions:
    -Is Zayne being "drafted" back into the jedi order, or is he being drafted as a private citizen into the military? If the second, why does he keep his lightsaber? And what section of the military did he get drafted into?

    -Will Gryph and Jareal be involved?

    -Will Revan's face be shown now that SWTOR revealed it?
     
  10. Todd the Jedi

    Todd the Jedi Mod and Spokesman of SWTV star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Sweet! Awesome! If Jarael is in it then it will indeed be interesting to see her and Zayne interact as an official couple. Also sounds like this will be less about Zayne's personal story and more about the Mandalorian Wars in general.
     
  11. JohnJacksonMiller

    JohnJacksonMiller Mastermind: KOTOR, LTotS, Knight Errant star 3 VIP

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    I'll leave some of those for the interviews coming up -- but we established in the KOTOR Campaign Guide that the Republic proper has no draft. So it's his homeworld militia -- but the Republic military is in this in a big way, too. A lot of the hows and whys you'll see as we go.

    There are ties to the original series, yes, and longtime characters -- but not necessarily who you might expect... [face_whistling]

    And yes, it is very much Zayne's personal journey through the war, as you'll see, but that also brings in a lot of big events. As you might expect... :)
     
  12. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Not who we'd expect...

    Hmmm... Let's see, the returning character that would surprise me the most...


    OMG zombie Corellian Strangler!



    (Awesome news. I can't wait)
     
  13. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Thanks for the answers!

    Well, you established there so centralized Republic Army, but there is a centralized Navy..so mostly I was asking if he was in the Navy, the Coursicant militia, or the Phaeda militia. I'll take it as the later. Strange they can still draft him when he hasn't set foot on that planet for years, and actually getting him tot he rest of unit is going to be a pain.
    Plus, given the description of the planet, I am surprised it even has a militia.

    Another thing crossed my mind: Zayne is somewhat famous, correct? I wonder if any of his squadmates will have heard of him.
     
  14. ThisIsMadness91

    ThisIsMadness91 Jedi Knight star 2

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    Beautiful! It's great to see more of Zayne, and even better than JJM is still working on the series rather than handing it over to a new writer.

    I personally hope Revan keeps the helmet on if he does appear. I like how he was handled in the original series; face never shown, never identified as being a specific gender, given a purple lightsaber to avoid being establish as being a Consular, Guardian or Sentinel. It was a good way for fans to imagine their own Revan as being the Revan shown in the comics. Besides, part of Revan's fame comes from the helmet. Showing his face simply because we now know what he officially looks like wouldn't be the same as seeing him with the iconic helmet.
     
  15. TNPredsFan

    TNPredsFan Jedi Master star 4

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    Zayne is back?!

    [image=http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a382/TNPredsFan/Message%20Boards/tumblr_lsp5c00SjF1qb37xko1_400.gif]
     
  16. Winged_Jedi

    Winged_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.
     
  17. Darth McClain

    Darth McClain Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Guess I've got to reread the KOTOR comics. Too bad. :p
     
  18. melkor834

    melkor834 Jedi Master star 3

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    (Looks at date an realize it's not April 1st...)


    [face_hypnotized]


    This is great news!!! KotOR was my favorite comic and having it explore the war will be amazing!
     
  19. Point Given

    Point Given Manager Emeritus/2x Baseball Draft WINNA star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://i.imgur.com/eUIkW.gif]
     
  20. darthcaedus1138

    darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Wow. Thanks JJM. I can have both of my cakes, and devour them as well.
     
  21. Rouge77

    Rouge77 Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm really happy for the return of my favourite Star Wars comic!
     
  22. DarthRevan211

    DarthRevan211 Jedi Youngling star 1

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    It will be cool to see the Mandalorian Wars more fleshed out. Hopefully Zayne will have an active role in some of the main battles. And now that the Exile and Revan have official faces, we can see them being used. Maybe we'll see Canderous! Though I'll be happy to see Zayne and company too of course! :p
     
  23. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    JJM, this quote made my day. :D

    Bring on the Republic Navy!

    --Adm. Nick
     
  24. Nobody145

    Nobody145 Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    YES! More Zayne Carrick sounds awesome!!! Not to mention more Gryph of course. Ooh, Zayne's homeworld, wonder if that means we'll see the rest of Zayne's family. I think we've seen both of Zayne's parents at one point or another (his mother in flashback and his father in one arc), but I think Zayne mentioned sisters too. So happy to hear there'll be more KotOR Zayne stories, and to get to see more of the Mandalorian Wars. With TOR coming up I was afraid all the focus would be on that era. And, um, not to nitpick but has anyone said how long this KotOR: War series will be? Even if its just a mini-series I don't mind, it still sounds so excellent. Best Star Wars news I've heard in a while, Dark Horse is still my favorite Star Wars publisher.
     
  25. JohnJacksonMiller

    JohnJacksonMiller Mastermind: KOTOR, LTotS, Knight Errant star 3 VIP

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    Not quite -- but regular readers will realize there's actually plenty of groundwork laid in the original series for what we see here. But again, new readers have nothing to fear; it's all there for them.

    And we designed a new class of frigate.