Ah, darn kids, they made me forget what happened again!

- The Mechanic

The Second Borealis Galactic War was completely rewritten beginning 2016, and many events were retconned compared to the original version. This will list the more notable retcons, and the reasons for them. Note that this contains spoilers for the war, so please read either the war or the summary first.


  • The vast majority of events are re-ordered.
  • The Borealis News Network Report sections in most parts are new. Originally, these news reports only appeared in the Business of War. They were added to every chapter of the war, beginning with the Rise of the Xi'Arazulha, to establish the lore behind the setting more and give more insight to how the rest of the galaxy would feel about the war's events as opposed to just during the Business of War.
  • Several characters were added:
    • Durzhan is a completely new character introduced in the war, as originally it was only Zargoth and Kolossus who conspired to spark the war. Durzhan was introduced for continuity with the retconned Ottzello wars beginning with the Great Blyro War, and also largely to add more mystery to Zargoth's character.
    • Xeron was added to give more back-story to the character that would later be a Polar Crystal Alliance councillor.
    • Vyutrin is a completely new character introduced in the war, made to serve as an actual military commander to the Indoctrinate Collective who were previously led in the war by Baptarion Light, an archaeologist.
    • The Paladians are new additions, as they were not yet written at the time of the original war.
    • The Devourer's Chosen's Acolytes Finkaron, Kalorun and Yagaran were added to give the faction a more sensible chain of command, as previously, Nai-Ar'natl was the sole character with that title.
    • Grand-Commandant Asraels, while very briefly mentioned in the original, did not play any significant role. In the rewrite, he shares the spot with Vekaron as the main characters of the Zoles Imperium.
  • Similarly, certain characters were removed:
    • The Kicath as a whole are not present in the rewrite, as in the current canon, their race does not inhabit Borealis.
    • Tyraz, who had moderate involvement in roleplayed parts of the original war, is not present in the current canon.
    • The Nexus Grox were allies of the Borealis Grox Empire in the original war but are not present in the rewrite, as their canonical status is dubious and it makes no sense for the latter to ally with anyone to begin with.
    • Tul and the United Lanat Empire were introduced late in the original war, but have no involvement in the rewrite.
    • Moxix Breek was a minor character in the original, serving as an independent minor antagonist to Tyraz and the Zazane. He is not present in the rewrite.
    • Lemmo was a major character associated with the Divinarium. He is not present in the rewrite, as his author is no longer an active user of the wiki.
    • The Junction had minor involvement in the original, but are not included in the rewrite due to their overpowered nature.
  • Many characters were written slightly differently:
    • Zargoth was written as a less one-note character, by showing more of a personal inner struggle. He is shown as a more complex character, and his villainy is given purpose; he is not evil out of malice, but rather his inability to empathize with or understand the mortals leads to his evil actions.
    • Volzara was showcased more as a motherly character than in the original war.
    • Falrik Zaarkhun, while well-received in the original war, was also far too powerful with regard to his intellect. He also had a device that meant no bullets could hit him, to explain why the allies would let him monologue in some scenes instead of just shoot him. In some cases, showing Zaarkhun as a brilliant strategist meant showing the protagonists as comparatively stupid. For the rewrite, he was shown as flawed by proving he could sometimes make calculation errors when stepping ahead of himself, placed in fewer situations relying on the incompetence of the protagonists, and to replace the "no bullets" device, was made a master of illusion technology to fit in with his theme of using propaganda.
    • Ref'kolar the Laugher was written with purely Loron speech, rather than a mix between Loron and "normal" speech.
    • Sollow was significantly rewritten, as his original character's smugness and invincibility earned him the ire of readers. In the rework, he is still a smug antagonist, but now suffers from ego problems and is often comically injured during fights.
    • Hachiman and Kalcedia Myran had a hostile relationship in the original war due to the former's penchant for innuendos. They treat each other much more amiably in the rework, as it made little sense for Kalcedia, a character who normally likes children, to hold visible disdain for a child.
    • Arkarixus was notoriously speciesist and rude in the original canon. While he remains unpleasant in the remake, it was toned down significantly in order to better display his more noble and troubled side.
    • The Loron make frequent jokes leaning on the fourth-wall, as per their nature as comic relief. Jol'kiar references stories that take place after the war, while Brag'klogga references the original war's plot, usually complaining over how events are not happening as they should.
    • Gratz'kaoz originally had some involvement in the main story as Kolossus' minion, including a large final confrontation near the end of the final part. In the rewrite, his involvement is restricted to the "Know Ya Enemy" and "The Cards Revealed" sub-stories.

Prologue: Rise of the Xi'Arazulha[]

  • The Prologue and the Rise of the Xi'Arazulha were originally two separate, far longer sections. The Prologue was a long drawn out list of events leading up to the Rise of the Xi'Arazulha, of which only the Unified Nation of Ottzello finding the Vida'Rranlora and Da Rogue Boyz meeting Grak'tona were left in.
  • Grak'tona's introductory section was much longer in the original war, but reduced heavily to cut out filler. Originally, a Vyro'Ralza appeared in this section to destroy the AI to foreshadow their involvement; it was decided that this was unnecessary, and Kal'kuir forgetting he had a weapon to destroy the AI would add more comedic value.
  • Zargoth meeting Maktanshatin to propose a partnership is a completely new section, designed to add more character to them both.
  • The Zoles Imperium and the Niaka Special Forces were introduced simultaneously, and much later in the war than in the original. In the original, both had sections in the cut pre-Xi'Arazulha prologue, but a shorter section introduced both while still establishing their character more.
  • When meeting the Mechanic, the scene and the scenario were completely redone. Originally, involved the Zoles and Niaka as well as UNO and the Rogue Boyz, though it was decided only the latter two were needed. It also involved damaging the Cold Relay to make it inoperable, after which only the Grand Troopers of Foreign Origins' arrival allowed them to escape; this was considered far too unrealistic and poorly written, therefore the section was redone. Da Rogue Boyz being trapped in the Relay also made for comic relief that would be useful later.
  • After the Mechanic was met, in the original war, a subplot began where the galaxy needed to reactivate the Grid, to slow the Xi'Arazulha down as they attempted to reach the galactic core. This was removed completely, partly as it added filler to the war, but mostly because it was incompatible with the Borealis Grox Empire in more established canon.
  • The section in which General Volim received the Iron Fist was redone. This originally took place over two sections and was at first the result of evading a Xi'Arazulha attack. It was decided the Devourer's Chosen were more realistic threats for the ship to still survive, and that it could be resolved much more quickly.
  • Falrik Zaarkhun attempting a heist to rob from the Borealis Grox Empire is slightly rehashed from the cut prologue of the original war. Originally, this insane heist was successful, though it was decided it was far too unrealistic and so was retconned to be a failure instead, being used as an opportunity to showcase the power of the Borealis Grox.
  • Originally, the Krassio aided the Vyro'Narza when defeating the Xi'Arazulha. They were left out of the rewritten war as their involvement was considered overkill, but Volzara still referenced them.
  • Canonically, the original Rise of the Xi'Arazulha took place over two years. In current canon, it only lasts a few weeks. This is because it made very little sense, as the Xi'Arazulha in two years would easily destroy the whole galaxy.

Part 1: Coming of the Vague[]

  • Da Rogue Boyz bickering after still being trapped in the Relay from the prologue was a comic relief section added, since it followed a series of many much more serious sections.
  • Originally, Thr'aloy never met Dalverat until after joining UNOC after his incident with the Vague. In updated canon, Dalverat was responsible for saving Thr'aloy, which explained their connection later on in UNOC as The Skull.
  • The section introducing Venoriel and Indricarron is completely new; in the original canon, the latter had already been turned into a minion of the Devourer's Chosen before the events of the war, while in the rewrite, the events of how it happened are elaborated on while displaying more of their characters and that of Geltastra.
  • In the original war, Ref'kolar was alive and serving Da Rogue Boyz up until the Coming of the Vague, and joined the Devourer's Chosen after they sent him on a fool's errand to fight them, and he lost. In the updated war, he was offered to Geltastra as a gift, after Durzhan found him floating in a time vortex.
  • The Seagon Empire in the original war were close allies with Volim and were enthusiastic about working with them. To keep with the theme of the Wranploer being a universally despised race, when the Seagon are introduced, their relationship with the Wranploer is much more strained in the updated war and they are shown to have their own intentions in mind from the beginning.
  • The story arc involving the Grand Inquisition's crusade against the Devourer's Chosen is longer in the rewritten war, now showing off more of High Inquisitor Arsac's character and introducing Acolyte Kalorun as a direct antagonist to them.
  • In the original war, before destroying Dakster's mothership, the Borealis Grox prevented them. In the updated version, Durzhan with a Devourer's Chosen fleet did instead, using the opportunity to reveal himself to UNO.

Part 2: Business of War[]

  • Falrik Zaarkhun's ability to stir anti-government uprisings around the galaxy was originally given little explanation. In the updated version, more emphasis was placed on propaganda and on the war economy forcing people to adapt.
  • In the original war, the Thugz Fer Dosh replaced Da Rogue Boyz entirely during the Business of War. This was scrapped as it made little sense, and the Thugz Fer Dosh simply became a subsidiary of Da Rogue Boyz. This retcon was referenced during the updated war by Brag'klogga.
  • Gol'thabex was not originally introduced until the Wrath of Gods. In the updated war, he was introduced immediately once Thugz Fer Dosh was founded.
  • Vocrillon Mine, a.k.a. Hyposirius, is now introduced in this story, to better emphasize its importance in the current canon, as it did not exist at the time of the original writing of the war.
  • The Lanatharch are a new addition to the war, introduced to serve as Regnatus' minions outside of the Borealis Grox and Alvino and who would later appear in the stories beyond this one.
  • In the original war, several shards of Chronoscopic energy were created from an exchange between Zargoth and Dakster. This no longer happened, and only a single boulder was present, that the Loron obtained.
  • It did not make sense in the original war that all the villains were able to so easily escape. In the updated war, Zaarkhun, Genrai Nal and Sollow were imprisoned.
  • In the original war, after rejecting their offer, Zargoth went into a fit of rage, while Kolossus was fearful. It was decided this was too out of character for Zargoth, an emotionless character, especially given that he had other plans for the galaxy. Instead, Kolossus went into a fit of rage while Durzhan was initially fearful.

Part 3: The Wrath of Gods[]

  • Each section was far shorter than the original version, and was not focused around a team of Zoles, UNO, Niaka and extragalactics. Instead, the characters present shuffled depending on who best fit the section.
  • Antagonar appears alongside Kolossus to taunt the allied forces after they defeat one of the villains, while in the original, only Kolossus appeared.
Loron and Seagon arc
  • In the original war, there were seven Chronoscopic Shards that the teams had to acquire. This was considered to be an unnecessary plot device, and thus, only a single Chronoscopic boulder was given to the Loron, while the rest of the villains were fought in succession.
  • In the original war, the Rogue Boyz made a pop culture reference to Spongebob Squarepants when gathering around the campfire and singing the "Campfire Song Song" as a joke. In the updated version, this joke was turned into a legitimate plot device, with the song being used instead as a Loron 'ritual' to summon the godz' power of the Chronoscopic boulder (replacing the Shard from the original). This better explained why they gathered around a campfire and sang.
  • In the original war, the Cognatus Empire's attack on the Eaglartin happened over the course of multiple sections. In the rewrite, it is all condensed into a single section in order to reduce filler.
Roshisiz arc
  • The arc featuring Roshisiz as the central antagonist was completely rewritten. In the original war, it would be revealed that the Kralgon Emperor was his clone/brother rather than son, though this was considered unnecessary in the rewrite. The original also had Falrik Zaarkhun being primarily the one responsible for Roshisiz's defeat, which is not the case in the rewrite where the former is no longer involved.
  • Zelfron's role was significantly reduced, as in the original war, he was a fairly major antagonist who was ultimately defeated by his ancient foe Genrai Nal. In the rewrite, Zelfron is defeated offscreen by the Blyro'Tralzica and killed by his clone, Zelfron III, who he did not even encounter in the original canon. Zelfron's defeat also occurs significantly earlier in the rewrite when compared to the original, where it only took place in the Regnatus arc.
Devourer's Chosen arc
  • In the original war, the Devourer's Chosen Champions had the ability to come back from the dead, leading them to die and come back many times over the course of the story. This was scrapped entirely as it made fights have too little at stake and cheapen the effect of death when the enemies would simply return unscathed afterwards.
  • In the original war, Ref'kolar the Laugher was defeated by Torrent during an attack at a Borealis Consortium Network world. In the rewrite, he is instead defeated by Fre'kloar in a Rogue Boyz planet, as he is the character he has beef with. Raj'liko, the Dark Loron counterpart of Jol'kiar, also makes a cameo in the rewrite.
  • In the original war, Stolithik the Sorrowful and Kernax the Striker were said to have survived the story and later joined the Dominion of the Xhodocto afterwards. In the current canon, both characters are killed off permanently in their climax battles due to the previously mentioned no more reviving after death.
  • In the original war, Nai-Ar'natl was defeated by the fleets of the protagonists above the Chosen homeworld's atmosphere and then brought back to life as a servant of the Chaos Lord Anzilanarus. This was no included in the rewrite as it was deemed that Nai-Ar'natl is too beneath the notice of a Chaos Monster of Anzilanarus's status, and he instead meets his end at the Collective capital of Kurithora.
  • Project Void's introductory section is much shorter in the rewrite; originally, the planet housing it was fought over between the Chosen and the Borealis Grox with the Seagon having no involvement. It was changed into a Seagon-controlled space station to expand on their role and because the Borealis Grox are too much of a match for the Chosen.
  • In the old war, the homeworld of the Devourer's Chosen went unnamed. This was fixed in the rewrite, where it was given the name of Nirosia; it made no sense for a former colony of the Indoctrinate Collective to simply have no name at all, and it having one also emphasized its nature as a Corruptus Overworld.
  • In the original war, Arberkul the Cruel was killed by Kithworto in an attack on the Kicath's Borealis capital. As the Kicath are no longer canon in the rewrite, Arberkul is instead faced at Nirosia (to emphasize his nature as the Champions' leader) and is destroyed by Admiral Vyutrin (to emphasize his nature as a fallen soldier of the Collective).
  • Murangon Nal was originally defeated through a team effort. In the current canon, he is defeated solely by Falrik Zaarkhun and Genrai Nal in order to emphasize the emotional links between these three characters.
  • The original final battle between Hachiman and Emperor Marigrax was one-sided on the former's favour. In the rewrite, the fight is more even as to show Marigrax's combat prowess.

Part 4: Symphony of Flesh and Steel[]

Alvino arc
  • The story arc revolving around the Alvino Brood was completely redone. In the original canon, a time anomaly caused the Hostile Xenoform Threat to appear in Borealis and fight the Alvino, leading to the latter assimilating the former and growing in power. This was done away entirely in the remake in order to assert the power of the Alvino; they do not need to be empowered to be a grave threat to the protagonists.
  • The Alvino arc happens much later in the war in comparison to the original, where it took place between the Seagon Empire and Roshisiz ones. It is also much shorter, cutting off all filler.
  • The Alvino do not speak in the remake, in order to make them more detached from normalcy and from the protagonists.
  • In the current canon, the deep relationship between Arkarixus and Floridarixis is heavily emphasized. It was not present in the original, as this relationship was only conceptualized after the war was already over.
  • The Polar Crystal Alliance is re-founded earlier in the rewrite in comparison to the original, where it was only brought up after the Alvino had already been dealt with.
  • In the original war, Floridarixis (then known only by her title of Alvino Brood Mother) was killed by a combination of Loron trickery and being bombarded by an allied fleet, after shrugging off the attack from Arkarixus' Armageddon-class Star Destroyer. In the remake, Arkarixus succeeds in killing her with it, in order to emphasize the links between the two characters.
  • In the original war, the Mechanic betrays the protagonists after the Brood Mother's death. In the current canon, this only takes place at the end of the Lanatharch arc.
Lanatharch arc
  • The story arc revolving around the Lanatharch is completely new, as they did not exist in the original war. Previously, the Vida'Rranlora were unprotected and the Lanatiz simply went extinct after finding them, which did not make sense for such an important asset of the Grox.
  • In the original war, Commandant Khensu would capture Hachiman and assimilate them, turning them into a cyborg loyal to the Grox. This was discarded in the rewrite, as Hachiman is no longer present in the war at this point in the story. This is referenced by the Loron through fourth-wall-breaking jokes. Khensu's participation in the war also takes place earlier than in the original, where he was only defeated very late in the final Grox arc.
  • Khensu's transformation was fairly generic in the original story, only being a super-mode with little explanation behind it. In the rewrite, he instead turns into a monster that actively resembles a Kormacvar, in order to hint at the true nature of Regnatus' plans.
  • Commandant Khensu was destroyed by Hachiman in the original war, as they used their own dream energy in order to free the Vida'Rranlora from his control, leading them to gun him down. In the rewrite, because Hachiman is no longer present, Khensu is instead defeated primarily by Arkarixus.
  • In the original canon, the team was able to find a trace of Regnatus' mind which regretted his actions and begged them to put him down. This is no longer the case in the rewrite; it was decided that Regnatus is not supposed to be sympathetic in any manner, as the reader should not feel sorry for a creature who has routinely genocided an entire galaxy for five billion years.
Borealis Grox arc
  • Originally, the Ascended-class Dreadnought was introduced by destroying an entire fleet of allies. In the rewrite, the fleet is reduced to only include UNO and the Loron in order to show the PCA does not rush into fights unprepared and to create some tension, to show they do not always agree on everything.
  • In the original canon, Arkarixus' depression was caused mainly by arguments with Sarec, and were resolved after Tuolog used essence to have him meet with his family in the afterlife. Sarec is not present in the current canon, and the latter point was changed to Arkarixus speaking to Floridarixis via time travel, as the idea of contacting the afterlife was considered too cheesy.
  • Originally, there were long-spanning sections explaining how the PCA gained new member races, at a rate of a single empire being featured at a time. This was culled from the rewrite and condensed into a single descriptive section in order to massively remove filler.
  • A section involving Antagonar was added when the Blyro'Tralzica and the Vyronicia Fleet were recruited, in which Antagonar drew the allies out to their world in order to toy with them and to obtain a Kormacvar weapon. The Blyro'Tralzica homeworld's portrayal was also radically altered in this section; instead, it was shown to be a lush planet that was very much alive, which simply hid itself to avoid attention from the Vyro'Ralza.
  • Originally, the Grox shipyard was visited by the entire protagonist cast, who would fight the goo Kormacvar at the end. In the rewrite, only the stealth specialists among them visit it, and they retreat without a fight due to the goo Kormacvar being beyond their ability to kill.
  • The following factions were originally part of the Great Galactic Fleet, but are not present in the rewrite: the Draconid Imperium, the New Tertamian Alliance, the Brood of War, the Fordan Empire, Kol Daren, Moxix Breek, the Delpha Coalition of Planets, and the Xi'Arazulha.
  • The final battle with Mirras III is much different in the new canon. Originally, he was fought in his castle, first in a mech-suit and then on foot, taking the form of an ethereal Grox made of Essence in a revelation that he was Regnatus' superego given form, ultimately being slain by Mac. In the current canon, Mirras III and Regnatus still possess an extremely strong connection (enough that killing the former left the latter vulnerable), but the exact nature of it is left mostly ambiguous. Also, Mirras III is slain by Arkarixus instead.
  • The Mechanic was always referred to simply by his titles in the old story. In the rewrite, the arc ends with his true Kormacvar name, Merakinus, being revealed.

Part 5: Xiyara Rises[]

  • The final story arc featuring the Borealis Consortium Network was completely changed in the rewrite, due to being badly received in the original. The plot was redone from the ground up and has no real resemblance to the original, making it the most altered part of the war.
    • The original plot involved Falrik Zaarkhun obtaining all Chronoscopic Shards (the same mentioned in the Wrath of Gods section), using them to travel through time and recruit a younger version of Volim and the Wranploer Legion, greatly bolstering the ranks of the Borealis Consortium Network and leading him to defeat the Polar Crystal Alliance (partially due to them being played as overly incompetent in comparison) and Zargoth. The plot is then resolved by Kolossus doing time travel of his own to ambush Falrik and Volim before they can win, allowing the protagonists to emerge victorious and restoring Zargoth to life. None of these plot points exist in the current canon.
  • Originally, Genrai Nal became the leader of a gang of noted criminals known as the Guild of Shadows. This does not occur in the rewrite, though some of the characters who were meant to join the Guild make cameo appearances as Zaarkhun's employees.
  • Zoltik Relkhul makes a small appearance in the new canon, to show his admiration for Falrik Zaarkhun. He was not included in the original because he was only conceptualized after the story was already over.
  • One of the main changes between the original war and the rewrite is the relationship between General Volim and Falrik Zaarkhun; originally, the two had become genuine friends over the years and supported one another, despite their opposing points of view. In the rewrite, in order to emphasize Volim's villainy, their relationship is instead completely reversed; they never develop any respect for one another, and scheme on betraying each other as soon as the opportunity rises.
    • Attentive readers will note this part of their relationship was constantly hinted during the earlier parts by the way Volim treats Falrik; he shows little interest in rescuing him from danger, and always refers to the Consortium Network as "my empire" or "my plan", and never as "our empire" or "our plans".
  • The allies were originally incapable of killing Falrik Zaarkhun due to a spacetime device that meant nothing could hit him. This was viewed as a cheap way to explain why he could never die. Instead, Zaarkhun was given illusion technology that meant his adversaries would always struggle and fail to find and kill the real Zaarkhun. This way, he maintained his notoriety of being difficult to kill, in a way that fit the character more, and gave the protagonists a conceivable way to defeat him.
  • Volim's fate in the original war was to be thrown into Chaos by Kolossus, where he drifts for eternity and eventually becomes a prisoner of Santorakh in Insomnia. This does not occur in the rewrite due to the lack of the Chronoscopic Shards, and he instead dies by being flung out of an airlock into the vacuum of space.
  • Mac was a major character in the original war, where he was featured often. However, his role was extremely convoluted and badly explained, which led to it being cut. In the rewrite, he only appears in the finale to battle Kolossus, with the explanation that Durzhan was barring him from interfering earlier.
  • Antagonar was not fought at all in the original, while he has a final climatic confrontation with the heroes in the rewrite. Meanwhile, Kolossus' final battle with the protagonists in the rewrite has him much more powerful than the original, which ended with him being 'cursed' into a mortal by Mac; this was not included as it makes no sense for Mac to be able to curse anyone.
  • Tuolog is given a moment in which he reaches into a distant future and obtains the powers of his future self as a Taldar, hinting at his future.
  • The entire segment with the Vyro'Xiyara plays completely differently compared to the original:
    • In the original war, the Vyro'Xiyara is nameless, and is referred to simply by its species name. The creature's name in the rewrite is Ottzello. It is also solely referred to as it (in the original, it was treated as male), in order to further dehumanize it.
    • Originally, the Vyro'Xiyara was almost completely created by Zargoth, with Volzara providing limited participation. In the rewrite, their roles are equal.
    • The Vyro'Xiyara in the original was completely loyal to Zargoth, where in the remake, it rebels against him and Volzara instantly after being created. The creature also survives in the remake in a limited capacity, where in the original, it was completely destroyed.
    • In the original war, the Vyro'Xiyara is slain by the mortal main characters after receiving emotional support from the galaxy's inhabitants (including deceased villains), which cause the Essential to be weakened. This is discarded from the rewrite as it vastly diminished the power of the Vyro'Xiyara, who instead is defeated by Volzara and Zargoth working in unison - it takes the two greatest gods of time to best it, and they are not even able to fully destroy it.
    • The original war ended with the mortal protagonists having a final off-screen battle with Zargoth. This is completely removed from the rewrite and replaced by an onscreen battle between Volzara and Zargoth, as the mortal protagonists are no match for him.
  • Zargoth's love for Volzara was originally not revealed until after the offscreen battle. In the rewrite, it was revealed earlier, by the Vyro'Xiyara, to explain why he does not kill her and to make the battle a more emotional climax.
  • Valzo and Feldosia's child came midway through the story in the original war, but in the rewrite, only occurred at the very end. This is because occurring midway through the war made little sense and served as merely a distraction.
  • Shu'rimrodir plays a small role in the finale, showing his relationship with Zargoth as a fellow Essential God associated with demons.
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