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06.03.2013 , 09:42 PM |
Notes for Chapter IV
One of Nietzsche's later books,
, or "Twilight of the Idols", is a pun on Wagner's
, "Twilight of the Gods". In a very literal sense, Jaesa's former idols, the Jedi Order in general and Master Karr specifically, have a very dramatic fall from grace. The chapter quote also comes from that book: literally translated, it simply means "what does not kill me [lit. 'bring me down'], makes me stronger". Nietzsche said it first, before
and all the rest.
Hey, our Sith finally has a name! If you Googled it, I named her after the late Roman princess, not the moths.
"The horror! The horror!" were Kurtz's last words in
Heart of Darkness
). Alypia doesn't really say them
for the same reason as he does
- this ain't
- but the details of her past
horrifying. And a jungle is involved. Unfortunately, Jaesa - and by extension, you guys - still have to wait a few chapters before she gets to find out what they are. Nyah nyah.
Writing Jaesa in this confrontation was difficult, but writing her as she was in the
mission - where she fights the LS Warrior anyway, even after seeing the 'purity of heart' and all that stuff - would've been downright impossible for me. I just couldn't make Jaesa attacking Aly work. So that's probably the first semi-big change from the way things went in the game.
I know "Darth Sweet Tooth" is a little tame, as far as nicknames go, especially compared with "General Pasty Imperial" from bright_ephemera's T7 story. Sorry. Maybe Vette can come up with some better ones.
"OBE" means "overcome by events".
Aly did a bit of a loop through
lore there when explaining herself to Jaesa. Primus Goluud was a star that was destroyed by Naga Sadow to try to wipe out a Republic fleet back in the Great Hyperspace War. In the Great Sith War a thousand years later, Exar Kun and Aleema Keto triggered a series of supernovae in the Cron Cluster (turning it into the Cron Drift) that wiped out the Jedi academy on the planet Ossus. Dantooine was bombarded during the death throes of Darth Malak's Sith Empire in
, and Darth Nihilus consumed all life on Katarr (except for Visas Marr) during the immediate prelude to
That last comparison Jaesa makes between Alypia and Nomen Karr mirrors one in Stover's
. Pallas Ril basically weighs her estranged husband Caine against her recent lover Lamorak and finds the latter wanting for a similar reason: Lamorak was all dash, but hollow inside, whereas Caine, like our Warrior, "was solid through and through".
And, hey, now we're done with the introductory stuff and can get into the meat of the story!
(n., Greek) - "mirth, merriment"