“It seems that after my adventures are destined to continue. No simple life among artifacts or scrolls for me; it seems that I am drawn to great events.
The dead walk. Darth Revan lives-or at least, someone who purports to be him. It can’t be, of course-he’s dead. I watched him die. But he was under the thumb of the Emperor for centuries. Who knows what he became in that time? And, in truth, I never found the man’s corpse. But it wouldn’t be so hard to fake, either.
He’s forged the Revanites-the group I had joined on Dromund Kaas!-into a threat capable of bringing down the Empire and the Republic from within. Thanks to some help from one of the Dark Council members, Darth Arkous. Another betrayal from a Sith Lord; I’m so shocked. Really. I’m keeping a close eye on Beniko when I’m around her-I figure that her turn is bound to come up eventually. Working with Agent Shan of the Republic’s SIS is a bit more perturbing. So far, he hasn’t acted against us, but that’s only a matter of time as well.
We’ve managed to stop the first major plan-the use of using Infinite Empire tech to augment soldiers. Again, my work is turned against me! I supplied the Empire with the Star Forge fragment that they were using! Between that and Malgus’s use of the Foundry, I’m suspecting that it may be best to keep any and all discoveries to myself. I can trust myself to handle such artifacts, and it would be refreshing not to have someone bungle things so they’re used against the Empire!
We must keep this conspiracy secret for now. Revan’s people are literally everywhere, it seems. They’ve turned the Republic against Shan, and the Council against Beniko. They can’t do much to me yet-I am of the Dark Council-but I would be fooling myself to think I am untouchable. After all, Thanaton thought he was untouchable as well.
In the meantime, I will continue my work. Darth Marr is still consolidating his strength, and I must as well. I can’t afford to let him become more powerful than I-can’t let him think he can dispose of me.
The Force was supposed to free me-so why do I still feel trapped?”
-from Sorshan’s Story
Didn’t expect to take as long as I did with getting the Prelude to the Shadow of Revan completed in Star Wars: The Old Republic with this character, but…life happens. That said, things are beginning to go into familiar territory, as the class-specific stuff is about to come to an end with this character when she gets to Rishi. After that, we hit the territory of sameness-well, at least as far as classes go.
I can sort of see why with the dialogue going on between Lana Beniko and Sorshan during the closing moments of this arc. The Inquisitor is a member of the Dark Council, one of the ruling members of the Sith Empire. Sorshan offers to use that position to clear Lana, but Lana objects to it. Maybe Lana has a point-maybe the Revanites are really in a position to assassinate Dark Council members; of course, why would the Revanites believe the Inquisitor would keep quiet about it? A Council member might be a Revanite, granted, but there’s several members-hard to have one manage to kill the others. (Okay, technically, there is a Revanite on the Council, but since Revan disavowed my Inquisitor, she doesn’t exactly count anymore.)
Keeping things quiet fits the Smuggler, Trooper, Agent, Bounty Hunter, and even the Jedi. The Sith Warrior represents a dead Emperor. But the Inquisitor is literally the most powerfully positioned playable character in the game-she IS the government, and a member of a totalitarian regime as well. She doesn’t actually need evidence to protect Lana from retribution; she just declares her innocent and that’s that. Of course, the counter-argument is that this puts suspicion of the Inquisitor of being a Revanite, and as Lana says, the Council’s lost enough members recently.
Is that enough? Opinions probably vary. But it illustrates why the developers went with the Outlander plan with Knights of the Fallen Empire (and that has its own issues, as it *ahem* forces non-Jedi/non-Sith into a sort of Force-wielding role). The protagonist isn’t influenced by the past anymore, and makes decisions based who they are as the Outlander, not as who they are from their old lives as Jedi/Sith/Military/Fringers.
In any event, the next stop is Rishi, the pirate’s haven-and the official start of the Shadow of Revan expansion. With a little over a month away from the release of Knights of the Eternal Throne, it’ll be interesting to see how far I get before I have to put Sorshan on-hold to experience the finale of that story.