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Rakata: The Infinite; Empire

Rakata : The Infinite Empire

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The Rakata (also known as the Builders) were a roughly humanoid species with distinctive amphibian features. They were a scientifically advanced people that developed early in galactic history. Long term use of the dark side of the Force corrupted their society and turned them into a race of merciless warriors. The Rakata used their potent Force-powered technologies to conquer and enslave every other species they came across throughout the known Galaxy. During the reign of their Infinite Empire, they were characterized by their cruelty, savagery, and arrogance. They were known to strip entire planets of their resources, terraform worlds to fit their own shifting needs, kill entire slave workforces, and to eat and defile the bodies of slain enemies.

Star Wars Empire at War «Battle of Rakata Praim»

Mission Vao was a female Rutian Twi’lek who lived as a street urchin on the ecumenopolis of Taris during the Mandalorian Wars and the first half of the Jedi Civil War. She preferred speaking Galactic Basic Standard rather than her people’s native language and was the closest friend of the Wookiee Zaalbar.

She joined the crew of the Ebon Hawk following her encounter with Revan and the destruction of Taris, and was a vital member of Revan’s crew in the search for the Star Forge and the triumph of the Galactic Republic over the Sith Empire at the Battle of Rakata Prime. She parted ways with Revan after the defeat of Darth Malak.

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Video Game / Knights of the Old Republic

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, is a 2003 RPG developed by BioWare, set in (a no-longer canon timeline of) a familiar universe, four millennia (or, to be precise, 3,956 years) prior to the events of the film that started that all, Episode IV: A New Hope. It follows the story of an unremarkable, customizable Republic soldier who ends up on a doomed starship in the middle of a war between the noble Republic and the villainous Sith Empire, ruled by Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Malak. The events that follow, starting with a quest to rescue a Jedi with the powers of Battle Meditation, become the focus of both sides of the conflict and could tip the balance either way in the war. It eventually escalates to a confrontation between the protagonist and Darth Malak himself. and, after The Reveal, it gets personal.

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The game is notable for its numerous tongue-in-cheek movie references and while few were surprised at it being significantly better than the typical licensed game, seeing as the Star Wars franchise has been rather successful in avoiding this issue, probably even fewer expected it would end up regarded by the gaming world as one of the best RPG games of all times and any Top Ten lists that wouldn’t give KotOR at least an honorary mention are rather hard to come by. note And good luck finding a Top Ten Star Wars games list that wouldn’t include KotOR in the top three spots. This success can be attributed to not being a direct tie-in despite being based on a licensed property, thus avoiding a deadline to meet the movie’s release. The plot was essentially Neverwinter Nights meets Baldur’s Gate, but not enough to be classified as Recycled In SPACE. Bioware used the gameplay format used in KotOR for two of their following franchises, which gained equal fame: Dragon Age and Mass Effect.

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The game was also instrumental to solidifying the Xbox as a versatile console (though, like most «exclusives» for the original Xbox, it was also on the PC); before KotOR, the system had a distinct lack of role-playing games and was derisively called an «FPS Box» due to the inordinate number of shooters on it. Furthermore, KotOR (alongside Morrowind) heralded the new Multi-Platform era of the Western RPG genre, which had, until then, been mainly found on the PC. In 2013, it was even ported to the iPad and later to Android.

Related media include:

  • Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, the 2004 sequel by Obsidian Entertainment.
  • Knights of the Old Republic, a 2006 cross-media spin-off in the form of a prequel comic series, written by John Jackson Miller and published by Dark Horse Comics. The series started eight years before the first game and follows the course of the Mandalorian Wars, most prominently the adventures of Zayne Carrick, a wrongly accused Jedi Padawan on the run. Was remarkable for many a Red Herring, Revision and Author’s Saving Throw; the author, having planned it for many issues in advance, apparently liked watching wild fan theories run amok.
  • A true sequel, Knights of the Old Republic III, was canceled during advanced pre-production back in 2004 due to LucasArts hitting a rough patch financially. Comments from the BioWare developers, however, indicate that much of its planned content eventually made its way into.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic, a 2011 MMORPG set three centuries after both games. It is more of a spin-off than a sequel to the original duology, but it does contain a Fully Absorbed Finale for both of their protagonists. Although first announced in 2008, Penny Arcade called ittwo years prior.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, a 2011 novel by Drew Karpyshyn (who wrote for BioWare and KotOR in particular) fills in some of the gaps between the second game and SWTOR.
  • Old Republic Paint Adventures, an unofficial Interactive Comic set roughly around the same time period as Star Wars: The Old Republic, only it represents an alternate (and humorous) take on the time period.
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For those who are curious, the game’s player character is canonically light-side male, although the player is free to choose the protagonist’s gender and alignment for themselves in the game proper.

Also, if you see mentions of the planet Lehon on pages about this game, that’s the Rakatan homeworld, only known as the Unknown World in-game. It was introduced in the game, but only named in a later novel (specifically, Darth Bane: Path of Destruction).

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The Republic fleet advances on Sith forces protecting the Star Forge.

As they flew toward the unfolding engagement, Carth contacted Admiral Forn Dodonna, who was leading the assault fleet, and informed her that Bastila had fallen to the dark side and was now using her abilities with battle meditation against the Republic from on board the Star Forge itself. With the battle turning against the Republic fleet, Jedi Master Vandar Tokare, who was aboard Dodonna’s flagship as an adviser, sent a team of Jedi Knights to escort the crew of the Ebon Hawk. Together, they penetrated the outer defenses of the Forge and boarded the massive space station in an attempt to disrupt Bastila’s use of her powers and, for Revan at least, to confront his old friend and apprentice. While a few Jedi stayed behind at the docks to keep the door open for the strike team, Revan, his companions, and other Knights attempted to infiltrate the station’s interior. [1]

When Malak realized that the station had been boarded, he sent a number of the Forge’s own battle droids to halt the impending threat. Revan and his companions were, however, equal to the challenge and pressed deeper into the station’s inner workings; as a stopgap, Malak ordered all available Sith troopers, Dark Jedi and their apprentices to engage in battle. Though he knew that they would not stop his former master, the Dark Lord of the Sith knew that they would slow him down sufficiently for his new apprentice, Bastila, to be prepared to fight and even kill the one she loved in order to prove her loyalty and worth. After defeating a trio of Dark Jedi who guarded the entrance to the Star Forge’s command center, Revan became separated from his companions and was forced to confront Bastila alone. Despite drawing upon the power of the Star Forge, the former Jedi was unable to overcome Revan and pleaded for him to kill her. Revan refused, however, and encouraged Bastila to see the light within herself by drawing on both the Force bond and the bond of love that they shared. Bastila accepted this, and after confessing her own love, she turned her battle meditation around to aid the Republic forces while Revan went on to confront Malak. [1]

Atop the highest levels of the station Revan confronted Malak who, after striking down two Jedi he had captured, activated a number of ancient droid-producing machines; after sealing the room, he fled further into the factory complex. Eventually working his way through the onslaught of combat droids and deactivating the factory, Revan pressed on, defeating Malak in a spectacular lightsaber duel, during which the Dark Lord attempted to siphon off the remaining Force-energy of several Jedi that had been killed when he attacked the Jedi Enclave on Dantooine. Revan, however, was able to use his own Force powers to prevent further instances of this siphoning. After defeating his former apprentice, he and Bastila, along with Carth and the others, boarded the Ebon Hawk and escaped the station’s destruction. [1]

As the Jedi infiltrated the station, Admiral Dodonna attempted to hold off the Sith forces as best she could given the odds of the battle. With the effects of battle meditation working against the Republic’s forces, she was unable to find an avenue of attack against the station itself. As the battle progressed, the Star Forge continued to produce Sith fighters, Sith freighters and even capital ships to be put immediately into battle. Despite the increasing odds, Dodonna succeeded in maintaining her fleet’s presence at the periphery of the engagement zone. [1]

The Republic fleet engaging the Sith armada during the battle.

When Revan redeemed Shan, the battle began to turn—imperceptibly, at first, until while monitoring the tactical situation, Dodonna noticed a sudden break in the Sith formation. Acting quickly, she sent in two of her best starfighter units; Green Wing was ordered into the breach, followed swiftly by Red Wing, who rapidly expanded the crack into a salient through which the main fleet could attack. As the Hammerheads and blockade runners flooded through their shattered lines, several Sith capital ships were lost. As the climactic duel within the upper levels of the Star Forge came to an end, Dodonna’s fleet converged on the massive station, pummeling it with their turbolasers while many fierce dogfights stained the skies with explosions. Withering from the combined firepower of many vessels, the station’s orbital stabilizers were soon destroyed; Dodonna then ordered her ships to pull back as quickly as possible before the Forge’s final destruction. [1]

As the Star Forge plunged into the Rakatan sun and erupted in a titanic explosion that cast glowing debris for millions of kilometers through space, the Ebon Hawk made its escape, barely keeping ahead of the wavefront of the conflagration. With the Sith fleet decimated, the vast orbital factory destroyed, and the Dark Lord defeated, the Republic forces, along with the surviving Jedi Knights, gathered on Lehon at the foot of the Temple of the Ancients to celebrate their victory. [1]

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Jedi Master And Fleet Admiral Oteg

Like the first three on this list, Oteg was a Jedi Master and a member of the Jedi High Council, first appearing in MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic. Unlike the other three, however, Oteg’s calling was more military than monkish, with the gifted Jedi joining the Galactic Republic Navy and rising all the way to Fleet Admiral.

During the Great Galactic War and the Cold War that followed, Oteg was appointed the commander of the First Expeditionary Fleet and led the charge against the Sith Empire. He achieved this position by showing himself to be a brave and uncanny strategist: While serving on the starship Sarapin Wanderer during the Great Galactic War, its captain was killed in battle. Taking command of the ship, Oteg rallied the crew to counterattack, driving the Imperial fleet into a nebula before tricking them into lighting the gas of the nebula, destroying the enemy fleet. For his efforts, he was promoted to Fleet Admiral, leaving the High Council and taking control of the dreadnought Telos.

Oteg was also involved in the daring rescue of the legendary Jedi Master and Sith Lord, Revan, overseeing the operation to acquire the Gree key needed to liberate Revan. He then engaged the Imperial Fifth Fleet during the attempt to rescue Revan, later welcoming the former prisoner on board the Telos.

Video Game / Knights of the Old Republic

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Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, is a 2003 RPG developed by BioWare, set in (a no-longer canon timeline of) a familiar universe, four millennia (or, to be precise, 3,956 years) prior to the events of the film that started that all, Episode IV: A New Hope. It follows the story of an unremarkable, customizable Republic soldier who ends up on a doomed starship in the middle of a war between the noble Republic and the villainous Sith Empire, ruled by Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Malak. The events that follow, starting with a quest to rescue a Jedi with the powers of Battle Meditation, become the focus of both sides of the conflict and could tip the balance either way in the war. It eventually escalates to a confrontation between the protagonist and Darth Malak himself. and, after The Reveal, it gets personal.

Advertisement:

The game is notable for its numerous tongue-in-cheek movie references and while few were surprised at it being significantly better than the typical licensed game, seeing as the Star Wars franchise has been rather successful in avoiding this issue, probably even fewer expected it would end up regarded by the gaming world as one of the best RPG games of all times and any Top Ten lists that wouldn’t give KotOR at least an honorary mention are rather hard to come by. note And good luck finding a Top Ten Star Wars games list that wouldn’t include KotOR in the top three spots. This success can be attributed to not being a direct tie-in despite being based on a licensed property, thus avoiding a deadline to meet the movie’s release. The plot was essentially Neverwinter Nights meets Baldur’s Gate, but not enough to be classified as Recycled In SPACE. Bioware used the gameplay format used in KotOR for two of their following franchises, which gained equal fame: Dragon Age and Mass Effect.

Advertisement:

The game was also instrumental to solidifying the Xbox as a versatile console (though, like most «exclusives» for the original Xbox, it was also on the PC); before KotOR, the system had a distinct lack of role-playing games and was derisively called an «FPS Box» due to the inordinate number of shooters on it. Furthermore, KotOR (alongside Morrowind) heralded the new Multi-Platform era of the Western RPG genre, which had, until then, been mainly found on the PC. In 2013, it was even ported to the iPad and later to Android.

Related media include:

  • Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, the 2004 sequel by Obsidian Entertainment.
  • Knights of the Old Republic, a 2006 cross-media spin-off in the form of a prequel comic series, written by John Jackson Miller and published by Dark Horse Comics. The series started eight years before the first game and follows the course of the Mandalorian Wars, most prominently the adventures of Zayne Carrick, a wrongly accused Jedi Padawan on the run. Was remarkable for many a Red Herring, Revision and Author’s Saving Throw; the author, having planned it for many issues in advance, apparently liked watching wild fan theories run amok.
  • A true sequel, Knights of the Old Republic III, was canceled during advanced pre-production back in 2004 due to LucasArts hitting a rough patch financially. Comments from the BioWare developers, however, indicate that much of its planned content eventually made its way into.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic, a 2011 MMORPG set three centuries after both games. It is more of a spin-off than a sequel to the original duology, but it does contain a Fully Absorbed Finale for both of their protagonists. Although first announced in 2008, Penny Arcade called ittwo years prior.
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan, a 2011 novel by Drew Karpyshyn (who wrote for BioWare and KotOR in particular) fills in some of the gaps between the second game and SWTOR.
  • Old Republic Paint Adventures, an unofficial Interactive Comic set roughly around the same time period as Star Wars: The Old Republic, only it represents an alternate (and humorous) take on the time period.

For those who are curious, the game’s player character is canonically light-side male, although the player is free to choose the protagonist’s gender and alignment for themselves in the game proper.

Also, if you see mentions of the planet Lehon on pages about this game, that’s the Rakatan homeworld, only known as the Unknown World in-game. It was introduced in the game, but only named in a later novel (specifically, Darth Bane: Path of Destruction).

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The Rakata’s rise to power was fueled by a range of advanced devices that married the Force to high technology. The Builders were rumored to have been one of the first species to develop energy shields and were credited with the invention of the earliest form of the interstellar hyperdrive. The Rakatan drive, however, was a severely limited device due to the fact that it relied on the Force itself to function. It was only capable of perceiving and traveling to worlds with a significant Force signature (ie. a high degree of native life). As such, the number of worlds under the Rakata’s thumb was limited, though diverse and far flung.

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Star maps were placed on conquered worlds as a lasting monument to the power and scope of the Infinite Empire. Like many Rakatan technologies, the Star maps were self-sustaining and capable of regeneration. Terraforming machines were also frequently used to modify a conquered world’s climate, geology, flora, and fauna to meet the Builder’s needs. In so doing, the Rakata transformed entire worlds and greatly influenced the development of native species. One of the Rakata’s most interesting inventions was a “mental prison“, a peculiar box that trapped the mind of its victim. The only way for a prisoner to escape (a flaw discovered by a Rakata imprisoned for an exceptionally long time) was to take over the body of the next being to foolishly open the box. Revan very nearly suffered this fate after playing with one such device, but after winning a game of riddles with the Rakatan captive, he was released. Unfortunately, he could not figure out how to save the prisoner from bondage without imprisoning a replacement.

Slaves construct the Star Forge.

A virtually endless stream of supplies was needed to expedite the expansion of the Rakatan empire. To this end, the Rakata created the Star Forge in 30,000 BBY. The Star Forge was the centerpiece of the Rakatan empire and the most advanced of their technological innovations. It was a massive space station fueled by the Rakata system‘s star and built for the mass production of war hardware. It alone was capable of meeting the entire Empire’s demand for starships and war droid construction, yet such efficiency came at a terrible price. The Star Forge was, in part, powered by the dark side of the Force and was, therefore, highly corruptive. Rakatan scientists and engineers allowed the Star Forge to have access to a near-limitless supplies of energy because they believed that they could control it, but they were wrong. As a semi-living entity, the Star Forge gorged on dark side energies and with time, it began to feed itself by manipulating its own creators.

Star Wars Empire at War «Battle of Rakata Praim»

Mission Vao was a female Rutian Twi’lek who lived as a street urchin on the ecumenopolis of Taris during the Mandalorian Wars and the first half of the Jedi Civil War. She preferred speaking Galactic Basic Standard rather than her people’s native language and was the closest friend of the Wookiee Zaalbar.

She joined the crew of the Ebon Hawk following her encounter with Revan and the destruction of Taris, and was a vital member of Revan’s crew in the search for the Star Forge and the triumph of the Galactic Republic over the Sith Empire at the Battle of Rakata Prime. She parted ways with Revan after the defeat of Darth Malak.

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The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Twi’lek Paradise and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.
In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.
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Jedi Master Vandar Tokare

Another character first introduced in a video game (Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic), Vandar Tokare was a Jedi Master who oversaw the Dantooine Jedi Enclave Council during the Jedi Civil War and Mandalorian Wars, as well as holding a seat on the Jedi High Council. In battle, Vandar Tokare was a great fighter, carrying dual lightsaber shotos in mastery of the Jar’Kai combat martial art. But he was more skilled in using Force powers, able to tap into rare powers like Force suppression and Sever Force, as well as being advanced in telekinesis, even telekinetically wielding his shotos in battle.

Once Revan was recaptured from the Sith, Vandar Tokare was one of the few Jedi High Council members who argued for Revan to be retrained in the ways of the light side. After Revan’s memories were stripped, Vandar Tokare took it upon himself to oversee Revan’s rehabilitation. After the battle of Rakata Prime, Vandar Tokare declared Revan completely redeemed, reinstating Revan to his former rank of Jedi Knight.

Vandar Tokare was one of the few Jedi who escaped the First Jedi Purge. However, he was killed on the planet of Katarr during a secret Jedi Conclave of the remaining Jedi. Jedi Master Atris called the meeting, but, unknown to the rest of the Jedi, leaked information about the meeting in an attempt to draw out the enemy. Atris’s gamble backfired when Darth Nihilus was drawn to Katarr and absorbed all the Force energy from the planet, killing all the Jedi present, essentially causing the extinction of the Jedi Order. However, Vandar Tokare lived on after death, with his wisdom and knowledge being preserved in a Jedi Noetikon, one of only three Jedi to ever gain that honor.

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