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So, you've made it this far, have you? It takes dedication to find this page hidden deep within the Tagonist Knights Website.

Congratulations! 

It has been five rotations (years) since the events of Dryad's Dream. You will be introduced to those who will be a part of his next step of the adventure that is the Sunfire Chronciles and explore their thoughts through quotes provided. Learn more of the events that took place through entertaining related images. Learn of the development of the novel with a behind the scenes insight. Over ninety Easter Eggs and hidden tidbits of information within the novel are revealed to those brave enough to explore what will happen next.

“Humanity should be inspired by past accomplishments, learn from the mistakes others made that came before us, and treasure the rich tapestry of events that led up to this moment.” - Liam

Say Hello - The Cast of Rua'So'Nid's Return

“Can I just have one situation in my lifetime that doesn’t feel like me and everyone else crazy enough to go along with me is going to get killed?”

Lexia

Human Captain

“Set your sights on a goal and don’t allow anything to stop you from accomplishing what you set out to do.”

Liam

Lexia's Father

“Prove my faith in your wisdom or I will personally end you.”

Rua'So'Nid

Lizard Warrior

“Ah’ na’iv ta’na ba’in ta’ll ah’ov.”

Tedorn

Gerbil Engineer

“If you don’t try to live, you’ll die. If you keep going acting like you’re okay with dying, something or someone will finish the job.”

Ter

Cat Theif

“I have learned through experience it is not the location in which one calls home that matters. It is those who are a part of our lives that is the truest meaning of the word.”

Brent

Android Zenobiologist

“It takes courage to ask for help. It takes strength to realize that by yourself, you can’t accomplish your goals alone.” - Lexia

Relevant Memes/Artwork

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“Just because someone is hurt in the past, it doesn’t give them a free pass to hurt others. Being a victim does not allow you to become the monster that hurt you.” - Lexia

Origin Story:
One into two...

After the ending of the previous book, there was several elements to the larger narrative that needed to be addressed. The book went through two versions. The first was the original expectations to resolve everything in a single book. This was meant to be the end of the story arc involving the Oria. However, it felt like I the book was rushing through a lot of things and so, much of what occurred in this first version was moved into a unplanned for next novel. Was it meant to be a two-part set of stories? No. The one great aspect of this occurrence was being able to pay homage to the "To be continued..." cliff hanger from Star Trek: The Next Generation's Best of Both Worlds. Doing so was ideal for a series that makes several references to sci-fi, science fiction, and space exploration.

With so much removed from this book and moved into a sequel, the frantic pace of moving from one event to the next was dramatically slowed and multiple story elements were better explored in depth. Although, most of the book remained the same in the first draft up until the last hundred pages or so. The crew being re-united being the focus of this book before the final confrontation.

Both this novel and Liam's Legend were written simultaneously once a decision was made to expand into two books. Mostly it was to make certain that if something happened in the first book, that it would fit into the next to avoid plot holes and conflict of information. The sequel was began before the first one was concluded, leading to a balancing act between the two narratives. For instance, the second book was started and Parallax's crew was missing. Their fate unknown. Another was the opening scene of the second book being the final scene of the previous book, finding a way for the two to link up together.

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“I have traveled between the stars, explored so many galaxies and worlds filled with beautiful wonders. All that I have experienced in my lifetime, and nothing compares to his beautiful soul.” - Dryad

Easter Eggs and Inspiration

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Trudging through the snow was inspired by the opening of he game, Asssassin's Creed Revelations.

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Lexia killing the bounty hunter is a homage to the "Han Shot First" scene from Star Wars.

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Odeerg is Greedo spelled backwards, the bounty hunter that Han Solo killed in Star Wars.

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Liam is named after Liam Neeson who played Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode 1.

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In Greek mythology, it is rumored that a gorgon, like Medusa, was a male version known as Nanas.

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The Starship Sunfire is named after the author's second car, a Pontiac Sunfire.

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The species that Nanas belongs to was first introduced in the novel, Tinker's Treasure, with Apophis.

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Anthony is named after Anthony Daniels who played C3PO in Star Wars.

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Anthony's appearance is a homage to C3PO as well as his cobbled together origins. 

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The Cosmic Union is inspired by the Federation from Star Trek.

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Glen is named after the creator of Battlestar Galactica, Glen Larson.

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On page 22, the Log date: 52517.5 refers to 5/25/17, the release date of Lexia's Legacy. ".5" refers to this being the 5th book in the series.

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Captain Stewart is named after Patrick Stewart who played Jean Luc Picard in Star Trek: TNG.

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The Vostok is named after the first manned space vessel.

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The race of androids that Brent belongs to is called the Erocatad. It is the words Data Core spelled backwards.

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Brent is named after Brent Spiner who played Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

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Burton is named after LeVar Burton who played Geordie La Forge on Star Trek: TNG.

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Stewart knows Burton for 12 years because TNG lasted for 7 years on air and it has been 5 years since the previous book. 

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Captain Mulgrew refers to Kate Mulgrew who played Captain Janeway on Star Trek: Voyager.

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The Delta Quadrant is where Star Trek: Voyager took place.

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Hallie is named after Hallie Todd who played Lal, an android created by Data on TNG.

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On page 27, the code 851993 refers to 8-5-1993.

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Ter's constructed home is essentially a cat stand, just on a larger scale.

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The cube that Ter stole from Brent was given to him by Paradox at the end of Parallax's Paradox.

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Ramtian is derived form the word: Martian, their physical description matching that type.

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Zodiac is named after the story, Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg, the first scifi set primarily on Mars.

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Vera and Nizo were inspired by the Wonder Twins, one changing into an animal, another a form of water.

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In the Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show, the Wonder Twins were voiced by Nizo Neto and Vera Miranda, inspiring the two character names.