Carrick Station? Say, that sounds familiar…

The Old Republic MMORPG is on the launchpad — and as players of the beta are now able to report, there is at least one familiar name to be found: Carrick Station, an important hub. The game’s site is here; Google a bit, and you’ll get a look at the location itself.

I’ve been asked a few times already about whether there’s a direct in-universe connection between that naming and the Carrick from the Knights of the Old Republic comics. It’s not my project to speak to (though I have spoken with the fine folks behind it), so all I can really do here is state what everyone already knows. There are many years between the settings, and a lot of Carricks in the galaxy — including in Zayne’s family alone! — so there may be a connection, or maybe not. Time will, of course, tell — time, and the stories in between!

Which is a good reason to get your order in for Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic — War #1 at your local comics retailer. Zayne as we knew him wasn’t a very popular person with the Republic — nobody was going to be naming anything after him. But his life is about to change again, drastically. Could he finally be in line for the acclaim his actions deserve — or will things go from bad to worse? With Zayne’s luck, you never know!

There are several fun callback nuggets in the TOR game, or so I’ve been told — including even in the server names, I’m told. (Update: Look in the comments here for a whole bunch of them, from Dreypa’s Oubliette to Rohlan Dyre.) Enjoy the game — less than a month now until it goes live for everyone!

8 thoughts on “Carrick Station? Say, that sounds familiar…”

  1. Some server names I picked from official @swtor Twitter feed (didn't participate in beta myself):

    Rogue Moon
    The Hot Prospect
    Flames of the Crucible
    Dreypa's Oubliette
    The Moomo Williwaw

  2. Thanks for these! Nice little tip of the hat here — and there's no need to explain server names in continuity! 🙂

  3. Any hint on how long after KOTOR#50 the new series will start? Is it going to be numbers "#51 in a series" in the indicia?

  4. JF, I think we have an interview coming up that addresses your first question — though I think we have said there isn't a long interval. For reference, though, KOTOR #50 ended in the waning days of 3963, exactly one year after KOTOR #3. The year turns from 3964 to 3963 during "Flashpoint." Approximately, that is…

    As to your second question, I may address numbering in a blog post this week — I've been meaning to blog more, anyway!

  5. I've seen a few more connections to your work in the game. A companion to the bounty hunter comments on a statue of Darth Revan, saying "I've heard Revan took that mask off a dead Mandalorian during the war", or something like that.

    And there is a Mandalorian whose rank is Rally Master. Weren't both your work?

    I love these small things readers of the comic series can spot and recognise.

  6. Interesting! The mask did come from a dead Mandalorian, though the body had been incinerated. That story was in #42.

    As for the rally masters, the concept of the red-level Neo-Crusaders came from the first game — I just gave them a name. Mandalorians are really decentralized and non-hierarchical so I couldn't see using any kind of traditional rank names. (Though there is a bit of hierarchy in the whole Neo-Crusader movement, as we have seen.)

  7. And I just came across some codex (an in-game encyclopedia) entries on the events in the comics as well, from the Padawan Massacre to the Jedi Covenant to the events of Vector. Zayne is a central focus in all of them.

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