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Ushgarak
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Let's kick off, then, with Mystery One- it gets to be first because it stretches back right to the very bgeinning of the game.

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KUYLEN'S LEGACY

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In the first Campaign, Kuylen was a remote figure. He was often absent, leaving his miniosn to their own devices. He preferred his followers to work for themselves rather than be micro-managed by him, and enforced this with a simple rule of "one failure I allow, two I kill you for."

(Simple rules, btw, would do the Dark Siders well)

When he was around. Kuylen never told anyomne more than he immediately wanted them to know at the time, which meant you had to have a whole lot of faith to follow him, which he expected of everyone- and in most respects, seemed to get. When he was not taciturn, he was normally giving orders. If he ever did talk to others, he would tend to talk about ways they could improve their Dark Side practice (he talked of killing with Edna, of the importance of Destiny with Takuan).

Unlike many Dark Siders, he didn't spend his time gloating in combat, letting his sword work do the talking for him. And even when he did, it was never quite what you expected- even complimenting Gundark on her improved skill over time.

Kuylen did change a bit towards the end, as the idea of the Sith seemed to start to overcome him somehow (though once in a fight, he went back to normal). But on the whole, this was the Kuylen people knew and interacted with. Now, this was important in game terms, because if Kuylen went around telling the Dark Side players what to do and helping them all the time, there couldn't possibly be a Dark Side game.

But the consequence of all this...

... is that no-one ever knew who the bloody hell Kuylen WAS. What kind of man was he? What kind of Jedi? Why did he turn to the Dark Side? How did he find out about Avalar and Zeiton? What was his ultimate plan- he talked often of invasion, but never gave details.

Without understanding who he was, how can anyone ever know what happened to him after Zeiton, until the trail terminates irrevocably on Prias. This might seem purely academic until you remember that sometime in that period he hid the extraction of the Avalar archive from Episode I of the first Campaign- that might seem like only Dark Side business, but it would very quickly become Light Side business if it were ever found.

The mystery of Kuylen's legacy informs much of the game thus far, and holds much potential for the future.

We can split the analysis of Kuylen into the out and out facts, and the surrounding facts that have also been discovered.


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DIRECT FACTS

Larios Kuylen was born about forty years ago on the planet Charnel in the Constellation of Tasker's Crown, a region of fierce warrior people.

He was born into the noble Boyar Aristocracy, next in line to the House of Antanon, holding authority over the province of Antanon itself ans the subject worlds that fall under the House's dominion.

Quickly identified as a Jedi, due to the laws of his people that debar Jedi membership to the Boyar, Larios was officially declared dead at birth as soon as the midichlorian count was taken, and the inheritance passed to his cousin, Anaz (when Anaz was born shortly after).

Kuylen was noted as a fast learner. On Malastare, sword instructor Teshan- a non-Jedi sabre fighter who helped teach the Younglings before they became too good for him at Padawan stage- noted that the instinct for weaponry is so engrained into the Charnellians that the rumour has it that they are born knowing how to handle them, and that he himself had very little to teach Kuylen about the sabre, even at the earliest age. This fits with what Sunda has more recently discovered about the extreme genetic strength that is characteristic of Charnel.

Kuylen passed the tests with no great difficult and became a Knight. His one noted issue was with his patience- he was always quicker to act than to think, which was a shame, because he was no fool when he thought. The biggest impact this was making was onnhis potential with the Force- which was high, but whilst he was adept with tis basic telekinetic functions, his impatience held him back from its deeper mysteries.

Kuylen was a good Knight and soon became known as one of the finest swordsmen the Order had ever produced. In his time he trained two Padawans- the second was Argentis, another one of the Order's brighter hopes.

However, due to the continuing problem of impatience, Kuylen was pulled off active duty and assigned to the Jedi archives. Kuylen was an intense scholar as well as warrior, especially when it came to military history (and, it seems, the history of the conflict between Jedi and Sith), and so he did not feel too keenly his stint in the Archives as punishment, and he found out a great deal in this time. Nonetheless, he never felt settled without a chance to use his sabre- even if just as a badge of authority.

As times worsened, the Order could no longer afford to let a valuable resource like Kuylen stay in the Archives, and he returned to active duty. He strived to become a Master, but he was still young, in his thirties, and and patience was still an issue.

Kuylen disappeared some six years before the Battle of Naboo in a misison to Hutt space. The investigation afterwards showed indication that he had been eaten by a Rancor, and he was labelled officially dead.

Argentis told Gundark that Kuylen had been planning his drop out of the Order for some time- and in fact asked Argentis to come with him. Argentis refused, but did not betray his Master to the Council.

In his time of limbo, still thought dead, Kuylen made contact with the likes of Kir Ascar, Melkus Doon, and the original group of Dark Siders. Jolanta indicated that Chion had been with Kuylen as long as anyone could remember.

Kuylen viisted all known Sith Sites in this time. If you have an EU reference to any Sith-like world that played a big part back then but is in the Galaxy, and hence in the Republic, then Kuylen has been there. This definitely includes Korriban, but that place has only historical interest now, having been purged long ago. His most important finds in this time are some of the leads that would later take him to Zeiton, but more immediately, with Doon and Ascar's help, he discovered the location of Avalar, a secret so well kept that no-one seriously thoguth it was anything other than myth.

In the remaining time before the Campaign started, Kuylen spent his time building up the network of alliances that he needed to procure unlimited access to Avalar. There his original motivation became clear- he wanted to take the power of the extinct Sith. His strategic planning was long-term, and showed an unusual patience for him- however, thoughout the Campaign he continued to display impulsive tendencies.

Just after the Battle of Naboo, Kuylen suddenly declared to his fellows that the time to work in the open had come, and so the game started. This. cpmbined with his later talk of being driven by destiny, shows something important- an attention to parts of the Force he had little aptitude for as a Jedi. Kuylen's skills in combat are not significantly different (save the use of Dark Side powers) to what they used to be, but his ability to navigate the Force took a major improvement once he left the Light.

The events of the first Campaign followed.

Kuylen was last seen heading into the Tomb of Demnos. It was open when Gundark found it, presumably opened by Kuylen, but he was long gone with, it seems, nothing to show for it, when she got there.

He obviously escaped from Zeiton, presumably at the same time as the others, but they did not see him again.

At some point, according to the datapad recovered from his ship, he hid the Archive from Avalar within some kind of installation- presumably the Astrolabe is there also.

The trail ends at Prias, where Kuylen's crashed vessel was found; there were no survivors. Because there was wreckage, the ship must have been in atmospheric flight when it went down, else there would have been nothing to find. Everything important to Kuylen was on that ship, from the Sith tablet he carried with him, to the transmitter that he used to contact his allies in emergencies, to the location of the Archive. The ship was found 18 months after Zeiton, six months before the start of the Second Campaign.


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OTHER FACTS

Darth Sidious- Palpatine- wanted Kuylen absolutely as dead as a doornail ASAP, far more urgnetly than his long term Jedi plan. Of course, no-one knows this, but it is notable that Kuylen was at the top of the Bureau's Most Wanted list.

The Boyar really did consider Larios dead from birth- the law is almost physically real to them. It is interesting, therefore, that Kuylen often wore Boyar uniform- and, for that matter, his Jedi robes.

Kuylen performed a double-act with Saar, who was the other intellectual backbone of the operation. Yet he often kept Saar at arm's length, meaning he did not turn up until the fourth Episode. Kuylen clearly trusted pretty much no-one, and Doon's charms had little impact on him. (In fact, Kuylen had very keen Instincts).

Kuylen killed Argentis without a second thought. He didn't get angry, or emotional, nor did he even speak, not even to mock him about his choice.

Kuylen was nervous at the idea that a Sith had been seen on Naboo, and even went there to check it out.

Even as he plotted their destruction, Kuylen refused to speak ill of the Jedi.

Anaz mentioned that Larios' side of the family had always been a troubled one.

Charnels require absolute faith in the chain of command at all times. They also have a very strong sense of culture, for which reason they dislike the Jedi, for becoming one overrides one's own culture; Charnel is a planet where birthright counts.

Kuylen apparently had a great love for antique arcana- not just Sith stuff, also weaponry.

Kuylen's sabre skill was 16, he had a Strength and Agility of 7, a Dexterity and Speed of 8 (he also had the Warrior bonus), his Force rating was 13.


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If anyone wants to add more, feel free!


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Can I just say that I'd really like a saber score of 16?

And I'm really curious about finding out what the Desert of Stones is, because not only did I fight there in my hallucinations during the Golden Serpent fight, but it was something I had seen in my vision in that episode as well. So yeah. That makes me really want to know what it's about.


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Anyone who wants to know what is in the Vault... all go beat up BC and Tpt until they post through it all.


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I'm close to that 16


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Anyone who wants to know what is in the Vault... all go beat up BC and Tpt until they post through it all.


bobcrickett tptmanno1: and and


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laughing out loud

This one's the best, I use it all the time when Rex is being annoying...


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So! I guess soon this thread will have to turn to the next mystery- The Lady...


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and Deel twain.


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That comes under the general mystery of Sienar.


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It will all be interesting to read, even if it is not at all relevent to us.


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I'm going to revive this thread, so that the Darkies can talk about possible theories regarding Kuylen's apparent imprisonment in the Tregana Void.


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