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Gurges-Ahter
03-26-2010, 11:08 AM
There's a new section of the holonet up on SWTOR.com titled "Biographies".

Curious about some of the characters you’ve seen in Threat of Peace™, the Developer Walkthrough, or the “Deceived” cinematic trailer? Now you can find out all about them!

We are thrilled to introduce a new expansion to our HoloNet archives: Biographies! Now you can view profiles of several of the galaxy’s most notable figures. Each entry highlights someone you may meet, travel with, or fight alongside or against as you help determine the future of the galaxy in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™!

Just like the Classes, Planets, and Timelines sections, the Biographies archives will be expanded regularly, so check back often to make sure you get the latest updates!

I'm really excited for this - especially learning about some of the characters from the Deceived Trailer that I've been wondering about.

You can check it out yourself here (http://www.swtor.com/info/holonet/biographies).

Gurges-Ahter
03-26-2010, 11:19 AM
I just read through the available biographies - there are only 3 right now - and found Satele's to be particularly interesting. Avoid the following if you'd like to read it for yourself.

Of note, well, it confirms that Satele is Bastila's descendant, although it leaves out the possibility of also drawing lineage from Revan.
She is a direct descendant of Bastila Shan, the legendary Jedi who battled Darth Revan centuries ago
Also, her title of "Grand Master" is explained - apparently she is the one who found Tython and established the Jedi Temple there after the Coruscant temple was destroyed.

I'm hoping (pure speculation) that there will be some type of confrontation with Satele and some remnant of Revan, whether it's another descendant, a force ghost, or some ghastly form of Revan that survived off of some type of Sith magic for 300 years.

adamqd
03-26-2010, 11:21 AM
very Cool stuff :)

Fredi
03-26-2010, 12:09 PM
This is great.

RogueJedi86
03-26-2010, 12:15 PM
I think I translated the biography pages' aurebesh well enough.

Satele's says:
"Jedi exiled her mother", "A secret son", and "Blood of Revan"

Nem'ro's says:
"Supports Hutt Cartel neutrality", "Betrayed Skadge", and "Hook end Rattataki Body Guards"

Kilran's says:
"Defense of the secret prison", "Personal combat expert", and "Chasing the General"


Make of all those what you will.

Gurges-Ahter
03-26-2010, 12:36 PM
That's awesome - I hadn't even noticed the aurebesh at first. What does the top line say? Maybe it's my monitor here at work, but all I could make out is "Welcome to the h..." (this was on Satele's bio page, although it might be the same on the others too). Obviously the hints you found on Satele's page offer lots of intriguing story options.

RogueJedi86
03-26-2010, 12:37 PM
The top line says "Welcome to the Holonet". It says that on the planet and class pages too, no worries there.

*edit*
I'll admit some of them may have typos. Nem'ro's line about Rattataki Body guards is down the middle, and the grid gets in the way, at least of the first few letters. Same for Kilran's bit about "Chasing the General". The rest of it should be accurate though.

Hallucination
03-26-2010, 02:20 PM
Hm, Kilran (nothing says evil like having 'kill' in your name, right?) apparently loves wine and hates Togruta. Guess he doesn't like the Clone Wars cartoon either.

Also, these biographies confirm my suspicion that Satele is a descendant of Bastila's mom. o_Q

RogueJedi86
03-26-2010, 02:25 PM
Nem'ro's mentions the Black Sun as one of his enemies. I guess the Black Sun have been around forever. :P

jrrtoken
03-26-2010, 04:58 PM
Hey, wasn't the Jedi Order supposed to be reestablished on Telos, like how Kreia's prophecy foretold?

Oh, wait... I forgot. :indif:

RogueJedi86
03-26-2010, 05:07 PM
We still have 3500 years to move to Telos. :P

Jeff
03-27-2010, 06:15 PM
I know a lot of people are interested in this kind of stuff, but really, it's just fluff. I hope by E3 we have significant details on how the different gameplay systems actually work.

RogueJedi86
03-27-2010, 06:20 PM
But with TOR's story focus, the combat is just fluff to get you to the next part of the story. So there. :)

Jeff
03-27-2010, 06:23 PM
Haha, good point. I definitely am interested in the story, but no so much right now with a year or more till the game comes out. I'll be more interested in this type of thing as we get closer to release, which is probably when they will do the opposite of that and start telling us how the game actually works.

RogueJedi86
03-27-2010, 06:33 PM
We'll have years to dissect the gameplay into formulas after it comes out. It's best we take in the whole story while we can before the gameplay taints us. Plus the interesting lore between the lines in these bios, particularly on Satele's 2 distant ancestors. :)

Gurges-Ahter
03-28-2010, 12:22 PM
I agree with Rogue. I pretty much only care about story right now.

TKA-001
03-28-2010, 03:28 PM
Hey, wasn't the Jedi Order supposed to be reestablished on Telos, like how Kreia's prophecy foretold?
When did she say that?

EDIT: Why are we told about the leader of the Jedi Order, but nothing about the leader of the Sith Empire?

jrrtoken
03-28-2010, 10:49 PM
When did she say that?It wasn't outright stated, but certainly implied at the end, particularly with Handmaiden carrying on the torch as a Jedi historian. Naturally, Telos would be a perfect place to rebuild the Order until it has become fully-functioning, and then it can move on to Coruscant.

EDIT: Why are we told about the leader of the Jedi Order, but nothing about the leader of the Sith Empire?BioWare is banking on a slam-dunk plot twist... that reveals the Emperor's true identity! How epic indeed!

TKA-001
03-28-2010, 10:53 PM
It wasn't outright stated, but certainly implied at the end, particularly with Handmaiden carrying on the torch as a Jedi historian. Naturally, Telos would be a perfect place to rebuild the Order until it has become fully-functioning, and then it can move on to Coruscant.
Then in other words, no, Kreia did not predict any such thing.

BioWare is banking on a slam-dunk plot twist... that reveals the Emperor's true identity! How epic indeed!
More likely they can't think of any way to make him interesting and are going to avoid the issue indefinitely.