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02.03.2013 , 01:53 PM | #1
“No game of dejarik can be won without pawns...”

Bonus Round: Darth Revan vs Prince Xizor

Welcome to the bonus round of the Kaggath Tournament Semi-Finals. A competition pitting the power bases of the iconic Star Wars characters seen in the ‘Kaggath vs Series’ against each other in an epic tournament-style extravaganza.

The last battle, Xizor vs Traya vs Exar Kun, was as fierce and as unpredictable as its predecessor. But the odds swung in Traya’s favour, Kun was trapped in a ploy of her devising, and although Xizor managed to evade Kun’s apprentice, he too fell to Traya’s shadow tactics. But onto the bonus round, which will decide who claims 3rd Place in the tournament.

For all those of you aren’t aware, the Kaggath is an ancient rite of the Sith, ‘one part duel, one part large-scale dejarik-match’. The two combatants have full use of their power bases, be it armies, strongholds or fleets, in order to outwit and outmanoeuvre their opponent. The Kaggath is no simple lightsaber duel, although it can come down to one, and the arena can be anywhere: a planet, star system or the entire galaxy.

Before we begin, let’s set out the ground rules for the Semi-Finals.

  • The arena: the known galaxy.
  • No outside help of any kind, the combatants cannot call upon assets outside their power base, or any other prominent powers i.e. Darth Malak, HK-47, Guri.
  • No outside involvement, other powers will not and cannot interrupt or affect the battle, for the purpose of argument they are non-existent.
  • No surrender, fight to the death!
  • No alliances, combatants cannot ally themselves for any period of time with other powers (excluding non-mutual tactical ceasefires)
  • Combatants can wait their opponents out, but not if only one remains.
  • No superweapons, e.g. the Star Forge.
  • Technology level is universal (unless considered archaic or advanced at the time): blaster fire, armouring, lightsabers etc. are all the same regardless of period, all that matters is size, quantity and power.
  • Use your imagination: obviously these powers existed in a different time frame but let’s just pretend.

So, the combatants: Darth Revan was a powerful Sith Lord. He was exceptionally strong in the Force and a highly skilled swordsman, as well as a brilliant strategist and tactician. And Prince Xizor was a charismatic, cold and patient criminal mastermind; he was an expert in martial arts and an excellent marksman.

Revan commanded a powerful empire of Star Forged battlecruisers and an army of fanatically loyal troopers, dark Jedi and Sith assassins. While Xizor has the assets, reach, influence and wealth of the Black Sun – the most infamous crime syndicate in the galaxy – at his disposal. As well as a vast amount of intelligence, surpassing that of the Galactic Empire. But who is more powerful? And empire of shadows or an empire of warriors? Who will win?

Let the Kaggath begin!