See. I was not particularly fond of certain facets of Mssr Durron's character; namely, his seeming lack of reform in the face of KILLING LOTS AND LOTS OF PEOPLE. He didn't learn. He called it a different name and walked down the same goddamn path and he, well, he didn't learn. If it weren't cruelty to small dumb animals, I'd beat him with a branding iron. Twice, even.
As it were, that was an aspect that Troy Denning, author, disliked as well. (The lack of learning, not the branding iron. We're still ambivalent about the bit concerning small dumb animals, though.) However, his installment of the New Jedi Order did not result in the character death that he was rooting for; rather, we are left with a most memorable characterization of Kyp Durron.
And by memorable, I mean some serious Force powered nose action. Of all the reasons to embrace Star by Star, or love Kyp Durron, big horking gobs of snot is the thing to champion.
We can get a whole symphony going. YES.
AND NOW---! A chat transcript edited for your own protection. Don't worry, we would never censor the mention of pee bags, because we love you all that much.
Alema : ... I am still so grossed out by him in that scene. In Star by Star.... Don't look at me like that. Everybody gets something different from the narrative, you know. (Also, a healthy dose of imagination and intergalactic space drugs. Emphasis on drugs. And maybe healthy dose.) And nothing beats Mssr Denning mentioning in The Joiner King that Kyp Durron perpetually looks like he spent 3457893580 weeks in space. Dirty space. Crusty, dirty, Kyp Durron snotty space.
(... we might have made that last bit up. WHOOPS.)