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DarthMaulUK
08-02-2006, 03:38 AM
As the topic suggests! The latest Designer Diary (http://uk.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/starwarsempireatwarforces/news.html?sid=6154936) mentioned about such an item in the upcoming expansion; Forces of Corruption.

Some folk have told stories dating back thousands of years before the Clone Wars - others claim that it is a myth! As the shroud of mystery is slowly being lifted over Tyber Zann and his bunch of scum - we would love to hear your thoughts and views about this new discovering in the game.

DMUK

Darth Andrew
08-02-2006, 11:57 AM
I'm gonna bet it is some sort of Sith holocron possibly from the KotOR era. I don't know, though, since I haven't played those games. :lol:

Wolfenstein1942
08-02-2006, 12:09 PM
Someone told me that they heard it's a power-up for whoever has it. Eh, I'd put money that it's a tactical modifier for the Underworld, as Ilum and Korriban are for the Rebels and Empire.

PoiuyWired
08-02-2006, 01:58 PM
Maybe you put the Holocron in a temple and generates mad $$$?

HerbieZ
08-02-2006, 02:51 PM
Holocron would be predictible, i would say it is some rare sith artifact that harnesses power or something to tie into the Eclipse. Im assuming they would both work hand in hand.

jake123456
08-02-2006, 03:19 PM
Holocron would be predictible, i would say it is some rare sith artifact that harnesses power or something to tie into the Eclipse. Im assuming they would both work hand in hand.
You are probably right. I think we will have to fnd the artifact in the game to power the eclipse's laser.

DarkReborn
08-02-2006, 03:20 PM
the most probable option is a sith holocron, but it may be a crystal with force power (kinda a kybber crystal) to make the Eclipse superlaser(or whathever is that) functonable

lukeiamyourdad
08-02-2006, 10:43 PM
In the article, the Sith artifact seems to be a seperate element from the Eclipse.

I believe that artifact is something that can mass corrupt people or something. It keeps the same tone of the Underworld and is not farfetched since well, Sith are known to corrupt.

ImpElite
08-03-2006, 09:28 AM
crazy idea, A LightSaber crystal for that nightsister with the whip-like's lightsaber!!! LOL

DarkReborn
08-03-2006, 10:38 AM
hey! that was my third idea! LOL maybe is something like lukeiamyourdad said a thing to corrupt people, or maybe to control their minds but it sure may be a crystal or a sith holocron(who knows maybe its a severed sith lord skull LOL)XD

Juggernaut1985
08-03-2006, 11:22 AM
Star Forge

YertyL
08-03-2006, 06:50 PM
Canonically, the SF is destroyed at that time...

Juggernaut1985
08-03-2006, 08:33 PM
You think Petro or LA will go according to canon?

Admiral Sith
08-03-2006, 08:39 PM
They sure havent so far, so its certainly a possibility. Besides, no one ever said that there was only one. Why only have one, when you have enough resources to build millions?

lukeiamyourdad
08-04-2006, 01:16 AM
The Star Forge is not a Sith artifact.

It was made by the Rakata, only to be "stolen" by Revan to produce a Sith armada. Its origins are not Sith.

Besides, using the Star Forge would be pretty lame.

YertyL
08-04-2006, 04:19 AM
Agreed

ImpElite
08-04-2006, 09:58 AM
Yeah, with the new technology weapons against millennia-old models.... One shot, DEAD.

DarkReborn
08-04-2006, 12:53 PM
Star Forge is boring and old, at all for what do your want millons of ships when you have SDDs Executor and Eclipse? i also think that the emperor will be searching for it at all, its a dark side artifact most surely a holocron, or a force powering crystal

Sithman1138
08-05-2006, 12:30 PM
I may be blind but...WHAT PICTURE!!!!
I've looked everywhere and can't find this picture your talking about!! Can you post it here for my blind self so I can give my 2 cents?

Jan Gaarni
08-05-2006, 01:31 PM
You're not blind.
There is no picture.

And there is no picture provided because none exist. :)

The SIth Artifact was only mentioned in a Designer Diary.

Sithman1138
08-05-2006, 01:59 PM
Oh. Okay. In that case. I think it's probably some kind of weapon. You know, for a underworld guy, Typer Zahn sure does want alot of weapons. Where does one hide a 17 kimometer long ship? What does a underworld guy do with one?

Anyway, yeah. A weapon of some sort. But holocron makes more sense.

HerbieZ
08-06-2006, 02:58 PM
Actually Star Forge may not be that far off. It could be an old Sith artifact from the Old Republic era, something that ties into a small quest featured in Kotor. They could be really good and make it an item or fixed object that was passed by the palyer on Korriban in Kotor. Althoguh i think im just being a Kotor fanboy now.

Wolfenstein1942
08-06-2006, 05:42 PM
I just thought, what if it's a power up item for the Rebs and Emp, but if the Underworld gets it, they can ransom it off?

I say that since money seems to be the key for the Underworld.

Darth Anarch
08-06-2006, 06:54 PM
I think the Sith artifact will be a McGuffin, an item that's only there in Campaign mode and that gives your troops a boost or unlocks some unit or other in the campaign. My guess is that it will mostly be a story device to keep the story moving forward and not something you can install in your base for any special effects.

ImpElite
08-06-2006, 08:01 PM
You may be right DarthAnarch.

PoiuyWired
08-07-2006, 03:51 PM
Well I think since the Corrupt timeline, like some of the Empire's timeline, have many fictional(read non-canon) parts.

I also think the Sith Artifact is purely there to provide a bonus, and is not the item you can use. So no creating huge amounts of illutionary troops and ships... or is it?

crazy idea, A LightSaber crystal for that nightsister with the whip-like's lightsaber!!! LOL

You sure need that to train Anakin's grandson/brother! :3

lukeiamyourdad
08-07-2006, 11:27 PM
Actually Star Forge may not be that far off. It could be an old Sith artifact from the Old Republic era, something that ties into a small quest featured in Kotor. They could be really good and make it an item or fixed object that was passed by the palyer on Korriban in Kotor. Althoguh i think im just being a Kotor fanboy now.


Although E@W may not be the most popular game out there, I don't think it needs to pull a "Galaxy" and try to rip elements from KotOR (HK-47 on Mustafar *shudders*).
That's both desperate and stupid.

Sithman1138
08-08-2006, 11:57 AM
EAW isn't UNpopular though. I don't think they'll make aKOTOR reference woith a item or unit. No if they had HK class droids, thats okay, as long as it's not THE HK-47. Die Hard KOTOR fans would jump ship if Petro did that. No, it's most likely something that has to do with great knowledge. It might be the end game thing, since it has to end somehow. It's your ultimate goal. Maybe it's a statue from Korriban.....who knows. SageKing should tell us.

HerbieZ
08-08-2006, 01:35 PM
Although E@W may not be the most popular game out there, I don't think it needs to pull a "Galaxy" and try to rip elements from KotOR (HK-47 on Mustafar *shudders*).
That's both desperate and stupid.

Good point.

Jeff
08-08-2006, 05:11 PM
I'll bet it will tie in to the eclipse somehow, perhaps a powerup or something like that.

HerbieZ
08-09-2006, 08:14 AM
That's exactly what i said. :(

Boba Fett 1991
09-10-2006, 05:51 PM
Intruiging ideas so far, however, I think considering thegenral habit of RTS storlines. It will probably be a holocron.

lordzack
10-03-2006, 06:40 PM
Looks like a Holocron to me. (http://media.pc.ign.com/media/827/827314/img_3948976.html)

Darth Anarch
10-04-2006, 06:58 AM
Yup, that's a Sith Holocron. They're always pyramidal in shape, while the Jedi ones are cube-shaped.

HerbieZ
10-04-2006, 07:43 AM
Damn my theories. Silly crons :(.

jedi jim 1989
10-26-2006, 06:47 PM
lol thats certanly what it appears to be, but if it wernt, i had a thought that maybe it harnesses the darkside of the force, like a focusing crystal, and its channeled into your troops giving them a bonus like better protection or something like that

lordzack
10-26-2006, 09:41 PM
Spoilers















































I just finished the campaign. It's a Sith Holocron Star Map showing some areas of the galaxy already mapped, but with a second function. Apparently it interfaced with the Eclipse or something like that. There's alot it doesn't explain.






Spoilers End

mattwild
10-27-2006, 05:52 AM
It is an ancient Sith star map that leads to a huge cavern on an asteroid with a huge Sith army frozen in carbonite waiting to be resuscitated

FunSolo
10-27-2006, 07:32 AM
the endsequence's screaming for another addon... hopefully with a longer story....

mattwild
10-27-2006, 11:20 AM
Yeah... Come on Petro, give us a hint that another pack is in the works, please?