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Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast (aka JK2, JKO, or JO) is a Star Wars computer game released in 2002. It was developed by Raven Software and published, distributed and marketed by LucasArts in North America and by Activision in the rest of the world. It was released for Microsoft Windows, Apple Macintosh, Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft Xbox. It is powered by the Quake III Arena engine. This game was followed by the very similar sequel Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy. The game was generally well received and is praised for its advanced lightsaber dueling.

Following The Walt Disney Company decision to close LucasArts on April 3rd, 2013, the developers at Raven Software released the source code for the game on SourceForge under GNU GPLv2 licensing. However, the source code for both games disappeared from SourceForge without an explanation. SourceForge later explained that Raven had requested the removal of the code, and it is believed that this was due to the presence of proprietary code that was not intended to be made public.

Opening crawlEdit

Jedi Knight II
JEDI OUTCAST
It is a time of relative peace
in the galaxy. Eight years
have passed since the
Empire's defeat at the
BATTLE OF ENDOR, but the
NEW REPUBLIC still struggles
to restore order and
vanquish its enemies.

After defending the VALLEY
OF THE JEDI from the evil
JEREC and nearly falling to
the Dark Side himself, former
Jedi Knight KYLE KATARN
has severed his connection
with the Force and returned
to his mercenary ways. With
his longtime partner, JAN
ORS, Kyle continues to aid
the Republic in the fight
against the IMPERIAL
REMNANT.

As the Remnant launches its
latest gambit to regain
control of the galaxy, Kyle
and Jan have been sent by
the New Republic to
investigate the planet KEJIM,
home to a long-dead
Imperial outpost…

Plot summaryEdit

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Kyle Katarn and Jan Ors are preparing to begin their mission on Kejim.

The game takes place in 12 ABY, two years after the end of Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith. Like its predecessors, the game has Kyle Katarn as the protagonist. Since nearly falling to the dark side, Katarn has given up his lightsaber and the Force. He now works as a mercenary for the New Republic alongside his partner and lover, Jan Ors.

Mission to KejimEdit

Mon Mothma contacts Katarn and Ors to investigate an Imperial Remnant base on Kejim after the New Republic intercepted a suspicious transmission coming from the base containing keywords such as "Reborn" and "Valley of the Jedi." After infiltrating the base and fighting off Remnant forces, Katarn and Ors discover that the Remnant is conducting experiments on crystals capable of storing the power of the Force.

Mission to Artus PrimeEdit

Tracing the crystals' origin to Artus Prime in the Outer Rim, Katarn and Ors find that the Remnant has turned that remote world into a mining facility and imprisoned its inhabitants for experimentation. Katarn infiltrates the facility and frees the prisoners. After fending off Remnant forces and evacuating the prisoners, Katarn goes to the rendezvous point to meet Ors. He sees that Ors has been captured by Desann, a Dark Jedi, and his apprentice, Tavion. Having renounced the ways of the Force, Katarn is powerless against Desann, who throws him around and chokes him with the Force. Desann taunts him before ordering Tavion to execute Ors. The two Dark Jedi then flee.

Returning to the Valley of the Jedi and retrieving his lightsaberEdit

Enraged by his lover's death, Katarn returns to the Valley of the Jedi to regain his Force powers quickly, and then heads off to the Jedi Academy on Yavin 4 to retrieve his lightsaber. Unknown to him, Desann and Tavion had secretly followed Katarn to the Valley, having theorized that he would go there to seek the power of the Force in his quest for vengeance. Desann uses the Valley's power to create an army of Reborn.

Trials on Yavin 4Edit

Upon arriving at the Jedi Academy, Katarn meets Luke Skywalker and asks for his lightsaber and information on Desann. The Jedi Master tells him about Desann's background and says he needs to pass a series of trials to get his lightsaber back. Katarn passes the trials too easily. Skywalker realizes he has been to the Valley and cautions him on the recklessness of his actions. He then directs Katarn to Nar Shaddaa, where he can find Reelo Baruk, a Rodian crime lord who might have information on Desann's whereabouts.

Mission to Nar ShaddaaEdit

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Kyle Katarn encounters Lando Calrissian on Nar Shaddaa.

In Nar Shaddaa, Katarn visits Baruk's bar and tries to find out where Baruk is from the Chiss bartender. It turns out into a fight after Katarn reveals himself as a Jedi. Fighting off several of Baruk's thugs along the way, Katarn eventually makes his way to Baruk's hideout. He encounters Lando Calrissian, who is imprisoned in Baruk's dungeon. Calrissian had sought out Baruk after learning that he is linked to a smuggling ring on Bespin, but was captured before he could find out more. Katarn frees Calrissian and they try to leave Nar Shaddaa on Calrissian's ship, the Lady Luck, but run into trouble with Baruk and his thugs. Katarn shoots down Baruk with the ship's guns and they move on to Bespin.

Mission to BespinEdit

On Bespin, Calrissian drops Katarn off at the lower levels of Cloud City, while he heads to the upper levels to gather security forces to deal with Baruk's thugs and Remnant forces. Their aim is to trap Desann in the middle before he can escape. While making his way upward through the undercity, Katarn encounters Reborn for the first time and defeats them. He finds and confronts Tavion, who tells him about how Ors's death was part of their plan to trick him into revealing where the Valley of the Jedi is. An enraged Katarn defeats Tavion and starts Force choking her. Pleading for mercy, she tells him that Ors is actually still alive on board the Doomgiver. Katarn spares her and she flees in shame. He then boards one of the Remnant's automated hauler, which brings him to a Remnant base in the Lenico Belt.

Mission to the Cairn InstallationEdit

While searching for the Doomgiver in the Cairn Installation, Katarn has an unexpected encounter with Skywalker. After defeating a group of Reborn together, they share information on what they have found and come to the conclusion that Desann not only wants to create a Reborn army, but also equip them with armor made from cortosis, a rare mineral that can resist lightsabers. Despite the odds, Skywalker believes that the Jedi's training and discipline will ultimately give them an advantage over the Reborn. The two then split up. Making his way stealthily across the Cairn Installation, Katarn sees the Remnant assembling AT-RDPs, AT-STs, and other assault craft in preparation for a full-scale planetary invasion. He also encounters and defeats some Shadowtroopers, Reborn equipped with cortosis armor. After sneaking on board the Doomgiver, Katarn sees Desann and Skywalker engaging in a lightsaber duel before Desann uses the Force to push back Skywalker and flees on board the Doomgiver too.

On board the DoomgiverEdit

Aboard the ship, Katarn learns that Desann, with the help of Galak Fyyar - plans to use this army to invade the Jedi Temple on Yavin IV, destroy the Jedi and restore the Galactic Empire. Katarn manages to send a distress call warning to Rogue Squadron about the ship. By the time the ship has dropped out of Hyperspace, Katarn saves Ors and battles Fyyar. Katarn sabotages the Doomgiver's shields, rendering the ship and its cargo of assault craft vulnerable to attack by Rogue Squadron. With Ors, Katarn narrowly escapes the destruction of the Doomgiver using an escape pod. Despite the timely appearance of Rogue Squadron, enough Remnant forces survived to mount a large-scale invasion of the moon.

Defending the Jedi AcademyEdit

Ors splits from Katarn - hoping to link up with Republic forces defending the moon, while Katarn sets off alone for the Jedi Academy. Through swamps and mangroves, through canyons and against hordes of stormtroopers and scout walkers, Katarn finally reaches the Jedi Academy, where he fights alongside other Jedi against Reborn. Desann descends to the catacombs below the Jedi Academy, followed closely by Katarn. Avoiding many traps there, Katarn finally confronts Desann. Despite learning of Fyyar's destruction, Desann stubbornly refuses to surrender. Despite his great power, Desann is ultimately defeated when Katarn swings the killing blow, in what was an intense lightsaber duel.

At the end of the game, Skywalker asks Katarn about what he would do next, to which Katarn replies that he and Ors have earned a long vacation on the beaches of Spira.

LevelsEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

The power under the Great Temple can be tapped to defeat the Dark Jedi Desann. However, that is just an option the game designers added in the final level of the game.

AppearancesEdit

By type 
Characters Creatures Droid models Events Locations
Organizations and titles Sentient species Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Characters

Lukeoutcast

Luke Skywalker.

Creatures

Droid models

Events

Locations

NarShaddaa-JO

Nar Shaddaa.

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea


CreditsEdit

CastEdit

Kyle, Stormtrooper Officer 1 Jeff Bennett
Lando Calrissian Billy Dee Williams
Desann Mark Klastorin
Jan Ors Vanessa Marshall
Tavion Kath Soucie
Bartender, Imperial Worker 3 Nick Jameson
Bespin Cop 1, Shadow Trooper 1, Stormtrooper 2 Gregg Berger
Bespin Cop 2, Civilian Male, Imperial Officer 2 Charles Martinet
Galak Fyyar, Reborn 1 Steven Jay Blum
Gran 1, Rogue Leader Jess Harnell
Gran 2, Reelo Kevin Michael Richardson
Imperial Officer 1, Imperial Worker 2 Guy Siner
Imperial Worker 1, Rebel Shock Troop 1 Roger Jackson
Jedi 1, Prisoner 1, Protocol Droid Dominic Armato
Jedi 2 Milton James
Luke Skywalker Bob Bergen
Mon Mothma Carolyn Seymour
Morgan Katarn Jacob Witkin
Prisoner 2 David Berón
Prisoner 3, Rebel Shock Trooper Michael Sorich
Reborn 2, Rodian 1, Shadow Trooper Tom Kane
Reborn 3 Aron Kincaid
Rodian 2, Stormtrooper Officer 2 Michael Gough
Stormtrooper 1 Fred Coffin

CrewEdit

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BibliographyEdit

External linksEdit

Dark Forces saga
Video games
Dark Forces · Jedi Knight · Mysteries of the Sith · Jedi Outcast demo · Jedi Outcast · Jedi Academy
Strategy guides
Dark Forces Manual: Coded Transmissions · Dark Forces: Official Player's Guide · Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II: The Official Strategy Guide
Star Wars: Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast: Official Perfect Guide · Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
Novellas
Soldier for the Empire · Rebel Agent · Jedi Knight
Audio dramas
Soldier for the Empire · Rebel Agent · Jedi Knight · The Collector's Trilogy
Comics
Sand Blasted · Equals & Opposites · Jedi vs. Sith
Websites
N.R.I. Reports · The Dark Forces Saga · Kyle Katarn's Tale
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