Lore

The Philosophy of Kreia: A Critical Examination of Star Wars

If you have been a Star Wars fan for a long time, or if you’d what you call a “hardcore” fan, then you’ve probably at some point discussed the philosophies behind the Stars Wars universe. There is more to it than Light Side vs. Dark Side and lightsaber battles. And who determines what is “good” and what is “bad”? Here’s a great film that breaks down the philosophy of Kreia, a popular Star Wars figure from KOTOR 2. Personally, I loved her and I know a lot of other players did as well. This is long, but well worth the watch. The character Kreia from the game Knights of the Old Republic 2 is arguably one of the greatest female characters in gaming. However, despite her fame, much of her philosophy has been misunderstood due to the puzzling manner in which the game presents her backstory and motives. This video…

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How the Jedi Order Created GRAY Jedi – The Fall of Jolee Bindo Explained

Here we have another fun video for you. If you love Star Wars, you have to love Star Wars history and lore. This is a really interesting video about how the Jedi Order created Gray Jedi. The Non-Canon Expert looks at the sad and tragic fall of Jolee Bindo from Jedi Padawan to Jedi exile who rejected the teachings of the Jedi Order to follow a path that walked the line between the light and dark sides, explaining how it was the Jedi High Council’s failure that would push Jolee down this path. This is a Legends story for Jolee Bindo with information primarily found in the “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic” video game, the “Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide,” and the Legends novel “Star Wars: The Old Republic: Revan.” I hope that you enjoy it! Check it out here: Join the forum discussion…

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Darth Malgus: A Star Wars Story

Looking to learn more about Darth Malgus? Here’s a fantastic Star Wars Story video from The Scoundrel’s Cantina that will tell you everything you ever wanted to know about Darth Malgus. These Star Wars stories are the best because they give you so much insight and background into a specific part of Star Wars lore and canon. I’ve been a fan my whole life and I still learn things I didn’t know. This is a great video about one of the most famous Sith Lords of all time. If you’re a big fan of Darth Malgus, or just a Star Wars fan looking to learn a little more about Malgus, this is the go-to video for fun, facts, life story and history, and much more. See the video for yourself here: “In this video we are mixing both the Expanded Universe and the “Official” Star Wars Canon. This is the way we…

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The Most POWERFUL Sith Artifact In All of Star Wars

There are many dangerous and destructive ancient artifacts developed by the Sith. But there is one that is far more dangerous and destructive than even the Death Star! Do you know which one it is? If not, you have to watch this video to be enlightened. I don’t know about you but as a Star Wars fan, I love learning more about the Star Wars universe and this is one YouTuber that puts out some of the best videos for just this purpose. Check out this video from The Stupendous Wave that will explain everything you need to know about this most powerful Sith artifact in all of the Star Wars universe. If you love hearing about ancient Sith lore, this video is for you. He has many other great Star Wars Explained videos that you’ll want to check out as well, if you enjoy his stuff as much as we do….

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SWTOR Lead Writer Charles Boyd explains the KOTFE backstory.

Earlier today, current lead writer of Star Wars: The old Republic, Charles Boyd took on the forums explaining  the backstory of Knights of the Fallen Empire Is it wrong that, revisiting SoR, made me think what the hell went wrong w KotFE? | 06.30.2017, 12:40 PM Quote: Originally Posted by DarthDymond  One of my absolute favorite lines from the vanilla game is when you encounter the Emperor in the Jedi Knight’s story and he gives his big villain speech about out why he wants to be an immortal god: “You discern a fraction of reality. Beyond these stars exist other galaxies, other worlds, other beings. I will experience or ignore them as I wish. I will spend eternity becoming everything: a farmer, an artist, a simple man. When the last living thing in the universe finally dies, I will enjoy peace and wait for the cycle to begin again.” That is a villain I can easily believe was already…

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KOTOR M4-78 A History: The M4-78 that could have been

KOTOR has long been ranked as one of the best Star Wars games ever made. If you were a fan, then we don’t have to explain why. Even if you never played it yourself, you’ve had to have heard about it here and there. We post about the KOTOR series often here on the site and there is still content and info coming out about it, despite its age, because that’s how much the Star Wars community loves it. So with that in mind, here’s another cool video we found with some useful information in it. It’s a bit long but it definitely has some interesting information about this subject. It’s part of a series from Xuul so you can follow their channel for more and to keep up with anything new they put out. Here’s an interesting video about the M4-78. It covers a history of the project and also why…

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New SWTOR Story dev blog: Brothers

BioWare published a new story blog on the swtor website details Thexan and Arcann. These a the two guys from the Fallen Empire trailer. Check it out below: Brothers Today, I watched my face burn. The skin cracked and curled as fire seared away the moisture. Charred flesh retreated from the heat and shriveled into a huddled black mass. One blue eye, identical to my own, held me in place–made me watch. In an instant, it was the face of a stranger. And we were no longer twins. The memory tugged at my hand, pulled it to my cheek. I was startled by the smoothness that met the pads of my fingertips. My brother’s phantom grip still clutched my arm. I felt the bones beneath his skin reach out, try to escape the pain, and fail. Arcann had writhed for hours before sleep granted him mercy. My own bed remained empty….

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STAR WARS History & Lore – THE GREAT GALACTIC WAR (Part 1)

  This is a Part 1 of a 3 episodes miniseries by Vulkk, explaining everything there is to know about The Great Galactic War, one of the most significant events in the Star Wars Expanded Universe. The war is seriously embedded also into Star Wars: The Old Republic (SWTOR). For the narrations Jason or as everyone knows him Teo from OotiniCast has made yet another appearance on a Lore video by Vulkk to do the narrations. Here’s the intro in a written form. The rest you can hear and see in the video, attached in the bottom. The Great Galactic War, known as the Great War during the conflict and in the years afterward, was a war between the Sith Empire and the Galactic Republic between 3681 BBY and 3653 BBY, lasting for a total of 28 years. Also known as the Republic–Sith War, the conflict was ultimately the culmination of…

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Star Wars Celebration Anaheim: Regarding the Canon.

  Here are some points that were discussed on the new canon in the Star Wars universe. These points were discussed at the Star Wars Celebration that happened in Anaheim, California. To read the entire post make sure to click through to the original source. One cohesive saga across all media is being told going forward with the new setting. A goal of the Lucasfilm Story Group is to make sure that no real conflicts in storytelling take place in regards to continuity errors. The concept of the LSG was Kathleen Kennedy’s idea, and it helps with the flood of the rapidly-increasing amount of canonical content being made. The old EU (Legends) was completely liquidated to avoid playing favorites; it was described as being a tough call, though completely necessary. Legends are used as source material for filling in some details (such as the physical size and mass of the…

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Star Wars Lore – THE RAKATA (Part 2)

Greetings Star Wars lore junkies. I’m Vulkk and working on this video took me insane amount of time and effort. I am glad it is finished finally. If you enjoy it, that will be my biggest reward. Part 2 of the RAKATA History and Lore will tell us about their First encounter with the Je’daii, explain the reasons for the Empire’s Collapse and what happened to the Remnants of the once mighty Infinite Empire. The Rakata (also known as the Builders) were a technologically advanced race that developed early in galactic history, even developing some early hyperdrive technology. 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 their known galaxy. During the reign of theirInfinite Empire, they were characterized by…

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History of the Old Republic

Here is some really interesting original content from TJWright and we want to share with you. They are some super amazing images based on the History of the Old Republic and created for the new upcoming book. Here he explains the project: Starting out 2015 with a bang by getting a gig doing Star Wars stuff for an upcoming book that will attempt to make sense of the Star Wars: Legends stuff that is no longer considered ‘canon’ by LucasFilm. Now if you want to see more of the images for yourself, just check out the link and website. As for the upcoming book the images will be used in, not a lot is known just yet. It will be based around the Legends story and will not be new canon, at least not completely. There could be a some new content or ideas tossed in but mostly it should…

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TOR TV: SWTOR 3.0 – YAVIN 4 & RISHI

Here is a video by Vulkk. This video has two simple goals – to show the great new screens and design-art of the new worlds as well as tell us a little more of their History & Lore, to prepare us for the exploration and adventures awaiting us in Shadow of Revan 3.0. In the end of the video Vulkk have the notes from the Q&A section during the NY Cantina Event. The Devs gave more information and hints on what is to come with the next Expansion to SWTOR. Learn more about the History & Lore of AVIN 4 & RISHI, the 2 new Worlds in SWTOR 3.0 Shadow of Revan . Check the NY Cantina Q&A for more new info on the expansion in the end of the video: ► VIDEO DESCRIPTION This video will tell us a little of the History and Lore of the 2 new planets…

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SWTOR Lore Speculation

The Sith Emperor: 3.0 & What Came Before – When it comes to lore speculation, we love to hear what other fans have to say. Forum user Darth_Wicked has actually brought us some interesting insights into SWTOR lore and now he has some things to say about the Sith Emperor. In this post on the official forums, he talks about the current state of affairs concerning the “galaxy’s greatest villain”; What came before and what may be coming next. He starts off with a nod to a Facebook post by Doug Bradley back in June of this year and then goes on to talk about the Emperor. “Said to be immortal by many of his servants, the Emperor came to power shortly after Naga Sadow fled to exile in Yavin 4 with his Massassi Warriors, on the aftermath of the Old Empire’s defeat in the Great Hyperspace War. Leading the survivors to Dromund Kaas, shortly…

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Revan 3.0 & the Infinite Empire

  After the release of the teaser for 3.0 last week, there have been a lot of questions and speculations about the game, Revan and where the story is going. For those who really get into the lore, this can be one of the best parts of the game and new expansions – new storyline and where will it take us? One fan, Darth Wicked, asks these questions “Where is Revan? Is that a temple of some sorts? And if it is, who built it? And where? Come to think of it, is that even Revan to begin with? And what about that… thing behind him? Is it a Sith artifact or something else? Something more?” and then he actually goes on to answer in detail with some ideas of his own. Darth Wicked also has the screenshots of the entire thread on imgur for anyone looking to see them…

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Surface Details: The events of a boring and forgettable day.

BioWare posted a new of there famous diary entries. This entry was written by Charles Boyd himself, lead writer for the Trooper story. This entry is really well done. I almost wish bioware would release a shot story series of these “diary entries”. Give a great sense of backstory. Even though, those of us, who follow what have been datamined out of the Public test servers, knows where this story leads, I still love how they continue to give good quality writing to their new storyarchs. Brings me back to the days of “Blood of the Empire” and the “Holo Journals of Gnost Dural”. Check out out over at the official website, or read our copy paste below: 08.14.2014 Surface Details “Next.” Varko gave the hydro-dispenser on his desk a quick tap, then rubbed the fluids into the skin of his hands. He’d heard it could take a few weeks…

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The Annals of Star Wars: Pre-Republic Era

13,000,000,000 BBY: The Big Bang, the galaxy is formed. According to most sources, the galaxy was 120,000 light years across, and had a supermassive black hole at its core. The galaxy was orbited by 7 satellite galaxies (Aurek, Besh, Cresh, Dorn, Esk, Forn, and Grek), most being described as having ancient, metal-rich remnants of stars but little life. A hyperspace disturbance on the perimeter of the galaxy prevented hyperspace travel into extra-galatic space. 5,000,000,000 – 2,000,000 BBY: Life emerges In this period of time, over 180 billion stars had formed planets that could support life. 10% eventually developed life, while intelligent life formed on 1/1,000 of these worlds. It was estimated that only 1 billion systems were eventually populated. These populations consisted of a wide array of creatures such as the Gorothites, Chevin, pre-arboreal Wookiees and many many others. 2,000,000 BBY: The Oracle is built on the world of Pelgrin…

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TOR TV: Lore of SWTOR: The Sacking of Coruscant

Star Wars: The Old Republic is a vast story-driven MMO, but did you ever wonder how much lore there actually was in the game? Did you ever wonder, but was too busy to read about it?  TeamTargran are here to help you. They are going to explain basics of lore to you in form of short videos, which you can watch and listen to rather than spend hours reading through the internet. In this first episode they are talking about The Sacking of Coruscant, which is marked as the starting point for this MMO Join the forum discussion on this post

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TOR TV: SWTOR Explained: Sith Triumvirate (Pre-Kotor 2)

ZeroTolerence55 returns to make another SWTOR Explained video, this time focusing on the Sith Triumvirate and the state of the galaxy leading up to Knights of the Old Republic 2. We have posted quite a few video from ZeroTolerence55  before, so if you haven’t seem the already you should deffetnly do so. Yout might even learn some lore 🙂 SWTOR Explained: Sith Emperor Backstory SWTOR Explained – Revan’s Backstory (Pre-Kotor) and his involvement in the Mandalorian Wars SWTOR Explained: Revan Part 2 (Jedi Civil War) SWTOR Explained: Knights of the Old Republic Story (Revan Part 3) Join the forum discussion on this post

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Five Planets The Old Republic Needs

Have you ever thought about what SWTOR needs to add in future content? It’s a legitimate question since the game could go on for years and years. BioWare has already announced they are working on content we the players won’t see for years down the road. It’s no surprise then that we will see the addition of more new planets. They would have to implement new planets in order to keep the content fresh and continue adding more content to the game. So what new planets should we see in the TOR universe in the future? IGN actually has some great ideas on this very question. This is why they offer up a piece on Five Planets the Old Republic Needs and include their planetary picks of Felucia, Geonosis, Kashyyyk, Csilla, and Bothawui. Read more to find out about each of these five planets and why they make a great…

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