XWA-TC 17: Secrets and Lies: The Exile

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 6
Release date: 2001-08-31
Last updated: 2012-11-02

HA Striker

Average rating: 4.6
Reviews: 34
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 372

Battle Medal:
Bronze Crest of Truth

Golden Tug 2002: best XWA battle of 2001,best XWA technical realization of 2001,best XWA briefings of 2001

Battle Reviews

CM andr3



Starts out like a regular battle. The last three missions though take full advantage of what can be done in the X-Wing Alliance engine in terms of creative mission design. I would say it is a must-play.

CPT Solohan50



I played on Easy with cheats. I didn't find the objectives to be quite as obtuse as other players, but there's definitely a few that caused me confusion for a bit. The mission where you have to get disabled took me a minute to realize that you needed to get disabled. Other than that, this mission was fine.

COL Phalk Sturm



Something different, this one. It has it all, immersive plotline, terrible grammar, challenging missions and plenty of dogfights. Sometimes you will feel lost in space as there are more than one buoy to use and all that while flying crap fighters like the Blunt Razor flies-less-than-it-shaves Fighters. You will face a terrible choice for player's craft, but the gripping story and the fighting itself makes worth a try. If not for the pain it inflicts on you, by having to fly that crap, it would be even better.

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa



That's a really solid battle with a good and immersive plot. It surely takes the best from the original XWA family mission style and puts it in EH realia. There are quite a few of plot twists which were executed decently and were enjoyable. Missions themselves are done in a solid way. They can be challenging but none of them are stupidly difficult. I enjoyed the variety of goals, mission craft as well as opposition. One of the better XWA battles out there, clearly worth to fly!

AD Hav Antiel



That was perhaps the most confusing, challenging, and frustrating battles I've flown for the TIE Corps. I agree with the reviews that the story was interesting and thorough, but the design choices for gameplay were frustrating. I had difficulty completing the missions because I wasn't sure which hyper buoy to use, and the objectives are misleading and indirect. Mission 3 was borderline impossible because you can't target the probes in the Razor fighter. There were no bugs, but the design choices made the missions frustrating and forced me to restart several times once I learned the true mission objectives.

SL Zekk Terrik



I thought that this battle was pretty fun but I will not lie that the English is pretty horrendous. Sometimes I had to scroll back a bit to understand what was said. However, the story was very good! Without giving any spoilers, there are a few dramatic plot twists that had you on the edge of your seat. The only real issue I had with the battle – other than of course the confusing English – was during the middle of mission 3 (I think that was the one? The one where you inspect a Rebel base?), you have to blow up a couple of probes. For some reason I could not get a decent laser lock on them and had to make probably around ten passes on each one. I did finally get them but it took a few minutes. Also, some of the repetitive hyperspace jumps felt unnecessary. But nonetheless it was very fun and I strongly recommend!

LCM Rhace



The English isn't perfect, but there are some incredible moments that had me on the edge of my seat and I felt a real sadness later on - no spoilers! ;) Amazing work!

LT JMRabid



Very good and cohesive plot, supported by well done mission scripting and clear goals! I very much look forward to more work! I couldn't give it a 5 since it did not have voice work done (even if it is the same person's voice doing them all would be better than nothing).

LCM Alan Makhlar



An absolutely amazing battle, better even than those done by EA.

brilliant battle, great story although some missions are a bit long

LCM Danel



Yes,really good battle,the only point is the 3th mission,difficult this inspection with this scrap of Razor Fighter,and the convergence of this cannons...,ayayay.So a bad craft this one.

VA Astix



Excellent plot, excellent missions, excellent battle. Truly great. Some of the missions are long, especially if you're hunting for high scores- but they're all mucho mucho fun.

MAJ Ace Fighter



forget the last post I put. It's easier to use flares on the enemy in missoin 2.

LC Choosh



Very nice battle, good plot and I liked flying ships other than TIE's. Some missions (like the 3rd) were a bit long, After i inspected all the ships,i died at the base and had to start all over again. other than that i would have given it a five

CM Renoshi Bespin



The absolute BEST TIE Corps battle I have ever flown! Superb work Striker! I can't wait for the sequels.

CM Furious George



It was an amazing battle. There were some well hidden bonus objectives (bring back the body) that made you think, and you got to fly a different craft in almost every mission. Great battle, one of the best.

LCM CyberShadow



Excellent battle, there were a few typos, but overall it was a very well done battle.

COL Zystem Fryar



An absolutely awsome Battle.. Nice variety of Ships, missions and best of all a very well laid out plot. KUDOS on the most enjoyable Mission I've ever played.

COL TK-7764



Very fun well done mission. Fun to fly those different crafts. There is no real need for the SSSD patch. Its apperance is limited to a walk-on.

COL Fenn Logan



HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! That was... very enjoyable. Felt like I was the star in a movie :P. Very well put together. It'll be one of the battles that reside permanently in my missions folder.

Great storyline. Some of the missions were a bit slow or difficult though

MAJ Erryc Lasitter



It wasn't that bad...the ONLY reason it didn't get a 5 is some of the objectives were a little hazy, and the whole 'ok, I'll smuggle drugs if it gets me my T/A back' motif wasn't exactly...well, good. However, I think I'd fly it again, givin the wide plethora of craft you get to fly.

GN Master



Excellent Striker, prob the best or at least one of the best battles i played, and i loved flying the Assault Shuttle :)

MAJ Murkrow Defender



THAT WAS A GREAT BATTLE! Though mission 2 was extremly hard, most missions were fun, inventive and though you didn't always need to kill stuff the plot was extremly well done! GO FA STRIKER! GREAT BATTLE!

CM Mycroft



Great storyline but boring missions.

LCM Kash Kadan




LC Alec Qarni



Better than most if not all of the original XWA battles! Great story, gameplay, and fighting. Very well made. Eagerly watching for the sequel.

Enahropes Teriad Entar



This is the best battle I have ever flown! Its got a great storyline and the ending has made me want to play the sequel. Made the next one ASAP! :)

LCM Halcyon



I have to say that this is one, if not THE best battle I've flown. Great storyline. I like it when everything doesn't go your way :) Also, flying all of the differnt craft is a great change of pace. Oh, and in mission #6, inspect the TUG! :P Can't wait for the next part of it (but why would anyone want to save the TAC? :P).

FA Marcin Szydlowski



Oh. This is greatest XWA battle i ever player. Yeah. MoH to creator

VA Toran Dan



Excellent battle with really good ideas and story line. I really enjoyed the unconvential Board and deliver operations.

COL RogueWing



I loved the story line. But some of the missions were a little too dark for me.

HA Striker



Great Battle ! It rocks !! Give its creator the MoH !!!

MAJ Delak Krennel



this was an excellent battle and i reccomend that everyone get this because it is fun and full of suspense.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Battle Total: 47,073 COL Dirty Vader
Mission 1: 4,046 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 2: 18,215 COL Dirty Vader
Mission 3: 10,702 HA Daniel Bonini
Mission 4: 1,001 HA Daniel Bonini 2009-02-08
Mission 5: 5,641 HA Daniel Bonini 2009-02-08
Mission 6: 5,864 HA Daniel Bonini 2009-02-08

Top Ten

(Submissions since 2010)

1 44,641 HA Daniel Bonini 2009-04-11
2 35,655 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-10-30
3 13,151 GN Anahorn Dempsey 2009-08-16
4 12,866 GN Dunta Polo 2009-02-08
5 10,478 CM andr3 2021-10-29
6 9,194 COL Phalk Sturm 2020-11-28
7 7,623 GN Anahorn Dempsey 2014-12-23
8 6,969 LT Chris Pape 2009-08-24
9 6,369 MAJ Tuba 2010-08-30
10 5,787 LCM Rhace 2014-04-06

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 359 pilots a total of 370 times.

GN Abel Malik


MAJ Ace Fighter

LC Ace Hobbes

AD Adren Silvori

COL Adrenaline

MAJ Aeolus

LCM Alan Makhlar

LC Alec Qarni

COL Alexander Almasy - 2014-11-28

CPT Alexander Anderson

CPT Alexi Stukov

LT Alexius Arrakis

CPT Alimet

LT Allco

CPT Alsdyr

LCM Altar

GN Anahorn Dempsey - 6 times, last on 2015-11-19

CM andr3 - 2021-10-29

CM Andrelious J. Inahj

LCM Andrey Ivanovich

COL Andrijas

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel

CPT Angel Love Saris

CM Anthonius

COL Archangel

LC Archon

COL Arso Slyth

MAJ Artyis

VA Astix

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Autoris Maximus

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CM Blade

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CM Cabbel

MAJ Calvin Senzin

CPT Carcharoth

COL Carl Lost

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LCM Cat Carlo

Charles Spencer

LC Choosh

LC Chris Cox

LT Chris Pape - 2009-08-24

LT Chrusos Ichthys

LT Cole Archer

CPT Con Selar

SL Condar Freed

FA Conker Blackwood

CM Corsair

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury

MAJ Crix Talra - 2015-10-19

COL Crsepe


LCM CyberShadow

LC Daisuke Airyu

CM Dakar Romson

CPT Damarcus

LT Damon Spears

CPT Dan Jenkins

HA Daniel Bonini - 2009-04-11

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

CM Daniel Russell

LCM Dargor

COL Darklord

AD Darksaber

CM DarkSith_99 - 2019-02-28

Darth Vader

CM Dash Rendar

COL Davi Anthol

GN Dax Corrin

CM Death Knight

LT Death Squire

COL Deimos

MAJ Delak Krennel

LC Delplancq

LC Dengar March

CPT Derek Dan

CM Dierdre Varn

COL Dirty Vader

LT Doctor Evil

LC Dolsar Saris

GN Doyon

COL Drak

GN Drake

LCM Drax Remlinger

LCM Dufar Jabar

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-02-08

LCM Durakon Staely

COL E. Tarkin

LCM Edward

LT Eifel

LCM Eightguy

CM El Guapo

HA Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2014-04-13

Enahropes Teriad Entar

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-21

CM Eric

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Eugene

GN Exar Kit


LCM Executor

LT Eykkwe

CM Fahrer

CM Falcon

LT Fenix Cochrane

COL Fenn Logan

LCM Flagellant

MAJ Flelm

COL Flint Darkstar

MAJ Frankie

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-15

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HA Frodo March

COL Garik Hizad

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MAJ Granite

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CM Grzmot

COL Gyssler

LCM Hadrian von Astaan

LCM Halk Knight - 2009-11-29

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-09-28

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2020-09-12

MAJ Hev Randrowan

FA Howlader - 2009-10-28

CM Hox Reek

MAJ Hunter

CPT Ibram Gaunt


LC Iceman

LT James Greer

VA Jan Wemmel

LCM Jania

GN Jarek La’an

LCM Jari

CM Jason Dehner

LC Jason Hunter

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COL Jer Stryker

CM JetMech - 2020-08-27

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

LCM Josef Hassan

COL Josh Popelka

COL Justin

LT Kaek

LCM Kael Dalor

GN Kaisin Mirtez

CM Kakihara

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

VA Kane Reese

LCM Kash Kadan

LCM Kat Lyons

LC Kayle Bayron

LCM KEBLAOMEGA - 2021-12-14

LT Keiran Halcyon

MAJ Keiran Laserlight

VA Keldorn Cochrane


LC Kenath Zoron

SL Ketan-Shej

Khameir Sarin

LCM Kir Kanos

LCM KramCola

CM Kurt Williams

CPT Kyral Retsam

LT Lance Menu

MAJ Landon Cruise - 2014-06-25

LCM Lazyleesblood

COL Lenvik

CM Lev Gammitt

LCM LightFighter

COL Loor

CPT Machinari

CPT Maiko Spince

MAJ Malik


CPT Marc Kendoran

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-10-30

LC Mark

GN Mark Schueler - 3 times, last on 2016-06-11

GN Master

CM Matthew Weeks

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Mayk Wolverine

MAJ Michael

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MAJ Murkrow Defender

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MAJ Nuno

COL Nurel Turr

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LT Perihelion

GN Pete Mitchell

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-11-28

COL Phantom

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LT Philledume

MAJ Picard

FA Pickled Yoda

LT Pistol

HA Plif - 2014-11-09

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Praetorian

CPT Predator

CM Primeous

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

AD Proton

CPT Quicksilver

LCM Raistlin

COL Raith Sienar

GN Rancorous - 2 times, last on 2009-05-16

AD Ranthier Khaen

CPT Ras Kronar

COL Rau Aznable

LCM Raxell

CM Ray Lazzak

LCM Razor

VA Rejili Holthaus

CM Renoshi Bespin

LCM Rhace - 2014-04-06

GN Ric Hunter

CM Riccardo Grazioli

CPT Roger

CPT Rogue

COL RogueWing

CM Rondo

MAJ Roth Jalis

CM Roulex

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath

CM Saber

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CPT Serge Broskopf

COL Shae Kitane

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LT Shikai

CM Shinobi

CPT Sinjin Allash

CPT Solohan50 - 2021-10-10

CPT Soontir Fel

LC Spade

AD Stele Pellaeon

LC Strahd

HA Striker

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GN Wil Striker

LCM Willow Whizzkid

CM Xanatos Screed

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CPT Xanthos Deia

LT Xeno

CM Xeraan Rhazzazor

LCM Yahwea Saduno

LCM Yilana

CM Yun

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LT Zacarias

LCM Zbyl

SL Zekk Terrik - 2020-03-19

CM Zekk Thyne

CPT Zept Leeartic

COL Zeth Durron

LCM Zev Lolet

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

HA Zsinj

COL Zystem Fryar