Model Name: "Taung"
Skin Author: Thorsten "Darklander" Hofmann
Email Address: email@example.com
Web address: http://www.darklander.de
I didn't like the given models in MP so I made one myself and used some of the given material from Raven
to create this "Taung Jedi". It's my first try, so please bear in mind that this is NEITHER a perfect NOR
a final version. I refer to it as a beta model because some things don't look that good at the moment.
Maybe I'll make a better version lateron, depends on how many like and use it ;-)
Any useful comments are welcome!
Note: The Taungs are an Expanded Universe alien race and had their first appearance in the booklet
from the Audio CD "Shadows of the Empire". For those who are interested in their story, here I quote the whole text:
HISTORIC NOTES ON DHA WERDA VERDA
"Much has been written on this famous text. We are indebted to the discoveries of space merchant explorer Mungo Baobab
(see The Adventures of Mungo Baobab, Lucasfilm 1986) who found and preserved the Roonstones. Encoded into the crystal
structure of the Roonstones was the earliest known text of Dha Werda Verda. It is considered original, and was translated
in the Baobab Archives.
The text was written five millenium before Coruscant�s warlike primitive ancestors, a warrior race called the Taungs,
invaded and conquered the indigenous peoples.
Dha Werda Verda recounts in epic poem fashion the legendary story of a battle between the Taungs and the vanquished people,
the Battalions of Zhell. The tide of the final battle was turned when a sudden volcanic eruption rained destructive ash onto
the Zhell, smothering their city. The plume of ash rose kilometers into the sky, and cast a giant shadow over the land of the
Taungs for two standard years.
Thousands of years of continual construction have turned the original site of this epic battle into Imperial City.
Henceforth, the Taungs became known as �Dha Werda Verda�, i.e. The Warriors of the Shadow or in some translations, Dark Warriors.
The Taungs themselves saw the shadow as a symbol of their destiny and adopted the Dark Shadow Warrior identity
throughout their conquests."
Since 1996 I have been writing (with some breaks) a really interesting (at least to me *g*) story about the Taungs and some of their heroes.
It starts over 25,000 years ago on Coruscant when the Jedi where just about to become that mighty brotherhood they are now.
The plot even stretches into the New Republic era. I'm really thinking about making a SP total conversion out of it
........well, time wil tell. Maybe later :-))
* How to use this model *
Place taung.pk3 file in your Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast base folder.
This model may be freely distributed UNALTERED. Don't pull the readme
file out, or add your own stuff to it and pass it along as your own!
+++ Do Not Repack this file for any reason +++
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