“It feels like such a long time since Arcann was defeated above Odessen. Certainly his sister has done her best to make it feel as such.
SCORPIO’s betrayal was deeper than any of us realized. It was not enough to simply reveal our hidden base to the Eternal Empire. It was not enough to try to kill us on Arcann’s flagship. I had thought at the time that she would rule the Eternal Empire through the fleet, captained by the GEMINI droids. But I think it surprised everyone when she simply turned the throne over…to High Justice Vaylin.
Arcann was at least sane. Vaylin…I fear she is not. She has lashed out at every world she could, asserting her control. I suspect the only thing that reins her in is the influence of SCORPIO-and I must admit to myself that I don’t see what SCORPIO’s motives are anymore.
Despite this, Odessen stands. Our Alliance stands. Theron has been our ambassador and intelligence agent, gathering information on the Eternal Fleet’s activity and recruiting soldiers to the cause. Lana remains my good right hand-I never thought I would say this about a Sith. This war has changed us all in ways we may not be able to recognize. I’ve gained other allies, from all walks of life, with one thing in common: a desire to see the fall of the Eternal Empire.
Now, Vaylin has made her most overt move yet. A full invasion fleet was reported heading toward the world of Voss. Theron is on his way there to evaluate the situation while we ready our own fleet. Our fleet seems small in comparison with the Eternal Fleet, even with the Gravestone on our side. Koth assures me that the Gravestone is ready, that his crew is ready. I’m glad. We will need all the help we can get.
We must find a way to limit the damage to Voss. But…I can’t imagine why Vaylin would attack Voss, of all worlds. There’s something going on that I’m still not seeing.
It does not matter. What matters is that millions are in danger. And it is my duty, both as the Commander of the Alliance and as a Jedi, to save them.”
-from the Epic of Anthrandos
It’s been over a year-close to eighteen months, actually-since I closed out the Epic of Anthrandos in Star Wars: The Old Republic, but I did say I’d likely come back to it when I’d finished the Eternal Throne expansion. That time has finally come. And since it’s been over a year since the Knights of the Eternal Throne expansion landed, I’m more or less ignoring the prospect of spoilers. (That said: I don’t plan to go beyond the big finish of the expansion, so no worries about me spilling beans on the Alliance Traitor that shows up afterward.)
Prior to beginning the KotET stuff, I took care of a couple of other outstanding details. I made sure I’d gotten all the available Jedi companions (welcome back, Fidelton Rusk!) and the available companions I’d gained from other sources (Ranos, Okarr, and Vizla-Hexid isn’t available at this point for the character). And of course, I discovered I still hadn’t done the HK interlude, so I picked up a companion there as well.
I’m not expecting more than two additional posts on Anthrandos; this opening post, plus one that’ll take place at some point in the middle of the expansion, and the big close out. Should be amusing learning to use the character again. There’s enough differences between the assorted advanced classes and even the builds that it’s not like playing my primary Jedi Knight. Looking forward to wrapping things up on these characters, because they’ve deserved resolution for far too long.