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PostPosted: Wed, 30. Aug 17, 08:07    Post subject: [TC]Patriarch's Retreat map lore Reply with quote Print

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Originally discovered and claimed by the Split Patriarch as a hideaway, this sector is now a thriving commercial colony. It is from here that the Split Patriarch ordered his forces to repel attacks from the rebelling Family Rhonkar. In the final days of the war, the sector was thought to be impenetrable after the deployment of three of the Patriarch's latest prototype destroyers. They managed to defend the sector with their armament of 20 plasma throwers per ship. The Rhonkar Family eventually found a way through this blockade. Sending in a small fleet of heavy fighters, they made a successful kamikaze run against the command vessel. Finally a combined Rhonkar - Njy fleet attacked, eliminating the other two prototypes. The Patriarch was captured and deposed. The plans for the destroyers were lost in the battle.
Interesting. Prototype destroyer ship with 20 plasma throwers. They must be super broke not having PPC's or maybe it was early python version Confused

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PostPosted: Wed, 30. Aug 17, 08:39    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

I guess it was a long time ago... Perhaps circa X:BtF - at that point, HEPTs may have been the heaviest weapons around.


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PostPosted: Wed, 30. Aug 17, 22:20    Post subject: Reply with quote Print

There were only three gun types in Xbtf and X-Tension: IRE, PAC and HEPT. However, there were alpha, beta and gamma version of each type, so nine different guns in total. The gamma HEPT was the most powerful; a Destroyer class weapon (that miraculously did fit to the X-Shuttle too).

X2 the Threat did introduce many new weapon types. gPSG was an ultimate WMD, and gPPC had longest range, but the gHEPT did remain as the most efficient devourer of hull (of the guns).

X2 was the first to allow the player operate M2 and M1. An X2 Destroyer had only 3 guns in each turret, i.e. with 6 turrets no more than 18 guns on the whole ship. I assume that the NPC Capitals of the earlier games had at most that much too.

X2 Split Python was a bit odd for the heavy gunpower obsessed Splits: it had only two guns on its front turret. Only Destroyer with only 17 guns in total.


It seems that Xbtf did occur on 742 NT (and the sectors of the story were not on the map).
Furthermore, Rhonkar is said to have taken throne on 743 NT -- X-Tension era.


20 plasma throwers in the X-Tension setting are thus a perfect fit.


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