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Telos IV

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Darth_Exar
04.11.2014 , 06:49 PM | #1
Hey,
I was playing through Kotor II (With the restored content mod) and was wondering does it still exist? It belonged to the Republic and has a Jedi Enclave yet is on the outer rim territories and almost got destroyed by Nihilus, after going under restoration. Did the Empire take over when they returned to known space? Did it ever recover from Darth Nihilus's assault? Did Czerka take it over or did the Ithorians restore it....There are just so many unanswered questions about this planet.

On a side note will we ever see Telos in Swtor?
"So this is how Liberty dies....With thunderous applause."

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SW_display_name
04.11.2014 , 07:55 PM | #2
In SW history known so far, Telos IV is successfully restored by the Ithorians and becomes a renowned Republic world, both for its natural beauty and its cultural/artistic/technological innovations (since its forward-minded culture attracts other thinkers). They also reserve vast portions of the planet as Sacred Places, basically their equivalent of eg, USA National Parks or UNESCO World Heritage sites, etc.

Talos IV doesn't really appear on the historical map again until ~ 100 BBY. For reference that's only about 100 years before the Death Star is destroyed by Luke Skywalker / Rebel Alliance, or about 4900 years (!) after the events of KOTOR 1 & 2.

That doesn't mean nothing interesting happened, but so far, no one has written about any significant events in Telos IV's history between those periods, and Telos IV is simply mentioned as being a progressive, beautiful, prosperous world.

Around 100 years before A New Hope Telos IV experiences a devastating food shortage/famine that impacts the planet for ~50+ years. This is followed right after (about 50 BBY) by a plot by the Governor, who wanted to conquer a neighboring planet of Telos IV and steal their resources; the citizens of Telos IV did not approve. The end result was a civil war that tore the population apart.

It gets a little convoluted but it led to a new corrupt governor (the son of the one deposed in the civil war), which the people did not realize was corrupt until it was too late. The new governor allowed an offworld mining corporation (which he indirectly owned) to begin mining in the Sacred Places, destroying extensive portions of them.

Even though the second corrupt governor was also deposed eventually, the people of Telos IV never regained full control of their world with the precedent set, aggressive special-interest groups for other offworld corporations basically infested the planet and commandeered its leadership and politics.

So, Telos IV ended up back where it started in KOTOR 1 ruined and defiled, although the second time around, it was the result of simple industrial greed, not warfare. Telos IV lost its millenia-old position as a beautiful and high-culture world and just became another polluted industrial wasteland.

Once the Empire ascended to power, Telos IV was further decimated by Imperial retaliatory attacks on the population for their decision to side with the Rebel Alliance in the brewing galactic conflict.

It's not known if Telos IV ever successfully expelled the corporations exploiting their planet, nor if they managed to restore it a second time, since the last detailed account of the world occurs ~40 years before A New Hope.

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Little_Judas
04.12.2014 , 05:20 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by SW_display_name View Post
Talos IV doesn't really appear on the historical map again until ~ 100 BBY. For reference that's only about 100 years before the Death Star is destroyed by Luke Skywalker / Rebel Alliance, or about 4900 years (!) after the events of KOTOR 1 & 2.
KotOR 1 and 2 were respectively 3956 BBY and 3951 BBY,
so the time difference is only 3851 years with the events of KotOR 2.

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SW_display_name
04.12.2014 , 12:05 PM | #4
Quote: Originally Posted by Little_Judas View Post
KotOR 1 and 2 were respectively 3956 BBY and 3951 BBY,
so the time difference is only 3851 years with the events of KotOR 2.
Yeah that's correct, I was tired last night and thinking of Ruusan Reformation as year 0 instead of year -1000.

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Little_Judas
04.12.2014 , 04:44 PM | #5
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Yeah that's correct, I was tired last night and thinking of Ruusan Reformation as year 0 instead of year -1000.
No problem, happy to help.