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Question for Story Devs: How to justify Sith Pureblood Inquisitor?

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Question for Story Devs: How to justify Sith Pureblood Inquisitor?
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Yezzan
05.16.2017 , 12:29 AM | #11
Well, maybe, Mr. Boyd, can answer this question. Why is the default choice for a Sith, for the Iokath expansion, the light side choice: choosing to rebuild the galaxy rather then being emperor/empress?

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cool-dude
05.16.2017 , 02:25 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by CharlesBoyd View Post
I think the first backstory you have there is more likely than the second, personally - as brutal as the Sith are to one another, there must be cases where a powerful Pureblood Sith is overthrown and their surviving family members enslaved. It would certainly be quite the trophy for the Sith who overthrew them; if Purebloods are held to be the most powerful, then defeating and enslaving them must be seen as an impressive display of power indeed.

Perhaps the victorious Sith had intended to keep his Pureblood victim's family in slavery permanently, but was overruled and forced to send the Force-sensitive ones to the academy as is tradition? Now he/she is constantly trying to find ways to undermine or kill the Pureblood covertly, before they can become powerful enough to exact revenge. Could be some fun RP opportunities beyond what the storyline brings
Huh. I'm suprised a dev said anything.

Quote: Originally Posted by Celise View Post
Just remember the Inquisitor was from a bloodline of a famous or infamous sith called Kallig who was betrayed by Tulak Horde because he was threatened by Kallig's substantial mastery of the force and he didn't trust the man anyway.
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Which makes me wonder why Tulak Horde just didn't kill Kalig's entire family. Any offspring from his line would run a good chance at being just as powerful or more powerful than Kalig himself.
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Ylliarus
05.16.2017 , 05:09 AM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by CharlesBoyd View Post
I think the first backstory you have there is more likely than the second, personally - as brutal as the Sith are to one another, there must be cases where a powerful Pureblood Sith is overthrown and their surviving family members enslaved. It would certainly be quite the trophy for the Sith who overthrew them; if Purebloods are held to be the most powerful, then defeating and enslaving them must be seen as an impressive display of power indeed.

Perhaps the victorious Sith had intended to keep his Pureblood victim's family in slavery permanently, but was overruled and forced to send the Force-sensitive ones to the academy as is tradition? Now he/she is constantly trying to find ways to undermine or kill the Pureblood covertly, before they can become powerful enough to exact revenge. Could be some fun RP opportunities beyond what the storyline brings
Thank you very much for this wonderful reply, Mr. Boyd! I very much agree with this new insight myself as well and I'd definitely could see how valuable a trophy such a Pureblood slave must be. What immediately springs to mind is the Darth Skotia arc, where he tries to undermine Zash but also the Inquisitor. Perhaps he was the Sith that had triumphed over the Pureblood Inquisitor's family. When Zash takes them as her apprentice it would be more of a reason for Skotia to hate her and want the Inquisitor dead, plus it would be an epic payback when...
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Otherwise if not Skotia when Darth Thanaton would be another great candidate for the same role, especially since he is a staunch traditionalist
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MisterBlackJack
05.20.2017 , 04:25 AM | #14
My view is simply gamers got this. Pure bloods were originally not suppose to be allowed for the inquisitor class for the very reason you brought up. But players demanded it so much to the point the story team was overruled.
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cool-dude
05.25.2017 , 10:24 AM | #15
There is one piece of dialogue in the game that will destroy immersion playing as a pure-blood inquisitor. In the Revan flashpoint, I believe it is the foundry, your inquisitor can tell HK they do not have Sith blood in them.
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Xilizhra
05.25.2017 , 11:27 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by cool-dude View Post
There is one piece of dialogue in the game that will destroy immersion playing as a pure-blood inquisitor. In the Revan flashpoint, I believe it is the foundry, your inquisitor can tell HK they do not have Sith blood in them.
To be fair, this is a stupid line no matter what species you are, as it's a major plot point that you're descended from a Sith Lord.

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Ylliarus
05.26.2017 , 09:10 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Xilizhra View Post
To be fair, this is a stupid line no matter what species you are, as it's a major plot point that you're descended from a Sith Lord.
Agreed, because maybe at the start you can be like that you don't know about your lineage but eventually, especially when you rise to become a Lord of the Sith...

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It is clear that you actually do have Sith blood running through your veins. Whether that blood is Sith Pureblood blood is another question depending on how you view your ancestor, but he was a Sith Lord so you are descended from a Sith in that regard.

Also, if humans could have viable hybrid offspring with other species like Zabrak or Twi'lek, then surely Purebloods, who are basically human DNA wise, could as well. So it would be even likely that Kallig has been a Pureblood but somewhere down the family line (doesn't need to be Kallig himself) there was an interracial relationship and thus hyrbid offspring.
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SithKoriandr
05.26.2017 , 12:28 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Xilizhra View Post
To be fair, this is a stupid line no matter what species you are, as it's a major plot point that you're descended from a Sith Lord.
You can be a Sith Lord without having any Sith Pureblood DNA. We know nothing of Kallig's actual heritage other than he was a Dark Lord of the Sith, which is a title that can be handed to anyone.

As for the main topic. One could say the Sith Pureblood was taken as a slave by a Hutt early on. The Hutt now dead, the Sith having grown up a slave is now sent to Korriban.

It could also explain why when people see their Pureblood Sith Inquisitor, they call her a slave. She's gotten some notoriety from the ordeal, so many know the face.
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Ylliarus
08.19.2017 , 05:37 PM | #19
In regards to the question whether Sith Pureblood can be slaves and thus be a viable race for the Sith Inquisitor storyline I stumbled upon the intro text that was specifically tailored to Sith Pureblood Inquisitors: http://imgur.com/a/VNyx0

So I think this should end the debate of whether it makes sense or not or whether there is a breach of lore. Bioware itself has made a text specifically for a Sith Pureblood Inquisitor which establishes that it is possible for one to be a slave. Besides I think the post from Charles in this thread says enough as well.
ATTENTION: Include the Twi'lek into the 3 new eye colours from Appearance Options: Expanded Selections in the next patch. It was a huge mistake to not do this from the start as they are being grossly neglected as a playable species.
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Mzuta
08.21.2017 , 12:43 PM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by CharlesBoyd View Post
I think the first backstory you have there is more likely than the second, personally - as brutal as the Sith are to one another, there must be cases where a powerful Pureblood Sith is overthrown and their surviving family members enslaved. It would certainly be quite the trophy for the Sith who overthrew them; if Purebloods are held to be the most powerful, then defeating and enslaving them must be seen as an impressive display of power indeed.

Perhaps the victorious Sith had intended to keep his Pureblood victim's family in slavery permanently, but was overruled and forced to send the Force-sensitive ones to the academy as is tradition? Now he/she is constantly trying to find ways to undermine or kill the Pureblood covertly, before they can become powerful enough to exact revenge. Could be some fun RP opportunities beyond what the storyline brings
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