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 4.5
Reviews: 37
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 407
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 Vanguard88



In terms of story and plot this battle gets a 5. In terms of combat it gets a 1. Minimal use of warheads, unusual ship choices where you face ships many tiers above your own in terms of ship quality, confusing mission objectives, dogfights where often you are outnumbered in the double digits and too many invincible ships/stations.

VA Locke Setzer



This is a seriously terrific battle from just about every angle. Missions can be a bit long, but there's just packed with so many events, story, and fun that I can't really fault it for anything major.

CM Jagged Fell III



I really enjoyed this Battle. It has a good story with some plot twists, you fly several different craft, including 3 non-standard ones, and it has some fun missions.

LC 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.

LC 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

CM Vanguard88


Mission 1: Tie Advanced group odyssey is marked as patrolling for craft to attack but they are stationary. Many cargo contents are in french instead of english (not sure if this is a bug or not). Containers have orders to protect enemy craft.

Mission 2: When exiting hyperspace into the region with the platform tie advanced group odyssey will attack the platform, despite the fact it is invincible. Containers have orders to protect enemy craft.

Mission 3: Corellian corvette Vukaro 3 does not properly follow its' flight plan and instead moves up and down at 1% speed.

Mission 6: When disabling the players craft tie defenders will sometimes crash into it if they do not disable it fast enough, destroying the player craft.

High Scores

Battle Total: 51,288 CM LPhoenix 2024-02-02
Mission 1: 4,237 CM Vanguard88 2024-02-16
Mission 2: 19,684 CM LPhoenix 2024-02-02
Mission 3: 11,277 CM LPhoenix 2024-02-02
Mission 4: 1,583 CM Vanguard88 2024-02-16
Mission 5: 8,772 CM LPhoenix 2024-02-02
Mission 6: 6,217 CM LPhoenix 2024-02-02

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 51,288 CM LPhoenix 2024-02-02
2 44,641 HA Daniel Bonini 2009-04-11
3 42,106 CM Vanguard88 2024-02-16
4 35,655 LCM Marek Ny`Irfa 2020-10-30
5 30,445 LC Tygra Shadowclaw 2003-08-21
6 18,035 LCM Josef Hassan 2004-10-31
7 16,017 LT Zacarias 2003-06-17
8 14,858 CPT Maw'la 2003-03-01
9 14,831 LCM Vissan 2003-06-19
10 14,637 LT Fenix Cochrane 2002-11-24

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 391 pilots a total of 404 times.

GN Abel Malik

MAJ Ace - 2003-11-09

CM Ace

MAJ Ace Fighter - 2003-11-21

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 - 2004-09-03

CPT Alexander Shrike

CPT Alexi Stukov

LT Alexius Arrakis

CPT Alimet - 2003-04-19

LT Allco

CPT Alsdyr - 2003-10-22

LCM Altar

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 5 times, last on 2015-11-19

LC andr3 - 2021-10-29

CM Andrelious J. Inahj - 2004-07-23

LCM Andrey Ivanovich

COL Andrijas

GN Andrzej Mezynski

COL Angel - 2003-08-12

CPT Angel Love Saris

CM Anthonius

COL Archangel - 2003-06-23

LC Archon

COL Arso Slyth

MAJ Artyis

VA Astix - 2005-03-07

CM Atican

MAJ Aurelius Erasmus - 2003-12-03

Autoris Maximus

CPT Avantar

LC Azazel

COL Beef - 2003-08-16

LCM Beignet - 2003-08-10

COL Benjamin Jahou Morgan

LC Big Poppa K

CM Billy Taldrya - 2003-10-25

CM BlackHellKnight

CM Blade

MAJ Blair Vallyn

LCM Bobecc

MAJ Bobxavi

MAJ Brat Stone

CPT Braxus - 2002-08-18

CM Brenn Tantor

LC Brin Chaser

COL BubbaX

CM Cabbel - 2002-09-14

MAJ Calvin Senzin

CPT Carcharoth - 2004-06-09

COL Carl Lost

CPT Carren "Angel" Hiles

LCM Cat Carlo

Charles Spencer - 2002-12-17

LC Choosh - 2003-01-15

LC Chris Cox

LT Chris Pape - 2009-08-24

LT Chrusos Ichthys

LT Cole Archer - 2004-11-12

RA Colo Delste - 2022-08-30

CPT Con Selar - 2002-11-16

SL Condar Freed - 2004-07-12

FA Conker Blackwood

CM Corsair

MAJ Cray Mikalen

COL CrimsonFury - 2003-02-03

MAJ Crix Talra - 2015-10-19

COL Crsepe


LCM CyberShadow

LC Daisuke Airyu - 2004-09-28

CM Dakar Romson

CPT Damarcus

LT Damon Spears - 2003-01-23

CPT Dan Jenkins - 2003-03-01

HA Daniel Bonini - 2009-04-11

AD Daniel Licinius Trajanus

CM Daniel Russell - 2004-10-17

LCM Dargor - 2004-07-17

COL Dark Angel - 2004-09-13

RA Darklord - 2002-09-10

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 - 2002-08-12

CM Dierdre Varn - 2003-06-08

COL Dirty Vader

LT Doctor Evil - 2002-12-15

LC Dolsar Saris

VA Dolza - 2002-12-22

GN Doyon - 2003-01-11

COL Drak

GN Drake

LCM Drake - 2004-09-19

LC Drake Jensen

LCM Drax Remlinger

LCM Dufar Jabar

GN Dunta Polo - 2009-02-08

LCM Durakon Staely - 2003-01-19

COL E. Tarkin

LCM Edward - 2003-05-07

LT Eifel

LCM Eightguy - 2003-10-09

CM El Guapo - 2004-07-23

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

Enahropes Teriad Entar

CM Epicedion - 2020-09-21

CM Eric - 2003-04-09

MAJ Erryc Lasitter

MAJ Eugene - 2003-01-27

GN Exar Kit - 2002-08-16

CPT EXE - 2005-04-30

LCM Executor

LT Eykkwe

CM Fahrer - 2004-12-02

CM Falcon

LT Fenix Cochrane - 2002-11-24

COL Fenn Logan

LCM Flagellant

MAJ Flelm

COL Flint Darkstar

MAJ Frankie - 2003-03-28

CPT Frenchie6 - 2020-09-15

LC Frey Gallandro

HA Frodo March

CM Furious George

COL Garik Hizad

LT Garik Tage

FA Gelton Torr

LCM Geraacka

CM Ghorg

AD Gidda

GN Gilad Pelleaon

FA Giovanni Palermo - 2004-07-21

LC Girth Snail

LCM Gold Leader

VA Gord Darkonian

MAJ Granite - 2004-06-05

LCM Gregor MacDonald - 2003-10-18

CPT Grimlock - 2002-11-17

LCM Gruckn Rahn

CM Grzmot

COL Gyssler

COL Gytheran - 2024-02-14

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 - 2002-09-11


LCM Ice Man - 2004-12-14

LC Iceman

CM Jagged Fell III - 2 times, last on 2024-02-01

LT James Greer - 2003-06-12

VA Jan Wemmel

LCM Jania - 2002-12-25

GN Jarek La’an

LCM Jari - 2005-01-17

CM Jason Dehner

LC Jason Hunter

CPT Jaster Sadista - 2003-08-11

COL Jer Stryker - 2002-08-11

ACO JetMech - 2020-08-27

MAJ Johann Glorick

CPT John Clark

LCM Josef Hassan - 2004-10-31

COL Josh Popelka

COL Justin

LT Kaek - 2003-06-29

LCM Kael Dalor - 2003-02-10

GN Kaisin Mirtez

CM Kakihara - 2003-05-19

SA Kamjin Maverick Lap'lamiz

VA Kane Reese

LCM Kash Kadan

LCM Kat Lyons - 2003-01-11

LT Kate Flyer - 2005-04-27

LC Kayle Bayron - 2005-02-08

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2 times, last on 2024-02-07

LT Keiran Halcyon

MAJ Keiran Laserlight - 2003-06-30

VA Keldorn Cochrane

Keller - 2002-12-29

LC Kenath Zoron

SL Ketan-Shej

Khameir Sarin

LCM Kir Kanos

LCM KramCola - 2003-10-04

CM Kurt Williams

CPT Kyral Retsam - 2002-12-26

LT Lance Menu - 2003-04-10

MAJ Landon Cruise - 2014-06-25

LCM Lazyleesblood - 2003-06-27

COL Lenvik - 2003-08-09

CM Lev Gammitt

LCM LightFighter

SL Linoge

VA Locke Setzer - 2024-01-23

COL Loor

CM LPhoenix - 2024-02-02

CPT Machinari

CPT Maiko Spince - 2003-04-06

MAJ Malik


CPT Marc Kendoran

CPT Marcin Kaczynski

FA Marcin Szydlowski

LCM Marek Ny`Irfa - 2020-10-30

LC Mark

GN Mark Schueler - 2 times, last on 2016-06-11

GN Master - 2 times, last on 2024-01-22

CM Matthew Weeks

CPT Matu Vonnegut

CPT Maw'la - 2003-03-01

Mayk Wolverine

MAJ Michael

COL Mini Minkus

LCM Mithrandir

COL Moagim Daar

COL Mordred

COL Mosh

COL Mouse Droid - 2004-05-30

MAJ Murkrow Defender

CM Mycroft

CPT Nakata

LCM Narnil

CM Nicolas

COL Nightmare - 2002-11-30

LC Nile Rosenau

CPT Ninj Prefect

LCM Nom Ramadon - 2003-07-10

MAJ Nuno

COL Nurel Turr

CPT Optimus

CPT Paco

CPT Paradox

LCM Pedric Cuf


LT Perihelion - 2005-02-21

HA Pete Mitchell - 2003-03-29

COL Phalk Sturm - 2020-11-28

COL Phantom - 2003-04-16

LCM Pheonixus

LT Philledume

MAJ Picard

FA Pickled Yoda - 2002-11-29

LT Pistol - 2003-01-31

HA Plif - 2014-11-09

MAJ Powerslave

MAJ Praetorian - 2003-03-11

CPT Predator

CM Predator

CM Primeous

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

AD Proton

CPT Quicksilver

LCM Raistlin

CPT Raistlin

COL Raith Sienar

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

AD Ranthier Khaen - 2003-01-28

CPT Ras Kronar

COL Rau Aznable

LCM Raxell

CM Ray Lazzak

LCM Razor

VA Rejili Holthaus

CM Renoshi Bespin - 2002-08-20

LCM Rhace - 2014-04-06

GN Ric Hunter

CM Riccardo Grazioli

CPT Roger

CPT Rogue

COL RogueWing

CM Rondo

MAJ Roth Jalis

CM Roulex - 2004-10-04

MAJ Ryan Chi'Cath - 2003-03-22

CM Saber

LC Saeul Trigue

LC Savageaz - 2004-06-05

LT Scooby Doo

CM scottrick - 2024-01-22

CPT Serge Broskopf

COL Shae Kitane - 2002-12-24

MAJ Shakur

LCM Shandar Dastin

LT Shikai

CM Shinobi

CPT Sinjin Allash

LC Solohan50 - 2 times, last on 2024-02-11

CPT Soontir Fel

CPT Soontir Fel

LC Spade

AD Stele Pellaeon

LC Strahd

HA Striker

LT Swerg - 2003-07-02

CM Symon Ilmen'Nost

VA Talek Pter Dei

LT Talko Nedder

LCM Talon Virgilio

CM Tarmel Telnor

MAJ Tek Selkirk - 2003-07-09

LCM Tetragon

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2 times, last on 2024-01-21

AD Theodore

CM Thom Shveed'oo

LT Thomas Kenobi - 2002-09-13

CM Thomas Solo

CPT Three Winged Turkey

LC Tissaya Argat

AD TK-2107

CPT TK-6686 - 2002-09-09

COL TK-7764

LCM TK-8148

CM TK-9780 - 2002-08-27

COL Todbringer - 2003-04-09

LC Tolbr - 2003-08-20

FA Tomaas Montte

LCM Topace31

VA Toran Dan

COL Torres

GN Triji Boliv

AD Troutrooper

CM Trowa

MAJ Tuba - 2010-08-30

LC Turr Phennir

HA Turtle Jerrar - 2003-09-18

CPT Tvan'Oris

MAJ Tycho Atreides

LC Tygra Shadowclaw - 2003-08-21

LCM Tyrian

CPT Ulath - 2003-02-20

LT Vailon Verel - 2003-07-10

CM Vanguard88 - 2024-02-16

CM Var Zoraan - 2002-12-25

CPT Vertigo

LCM Victor Kage

MAJ VinDoros

CPT Viper

LCM Vissan - 2003-06-19

COL Vladet Xavier - 2003-02-08

CPT Von Predator

FA Von Reinthaler - 2003-01-04

CPT Voort SaBinring - 2004-07-11

CM Vortoq

CPT Werdna Elbee

COL Westric Davalorn - 2024-01-17

GN Wil Striker

LCM Willow Whizzkid

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 2023-03-05

CM Xanatos Screed - 2003-01-01

CPT Xander Drax - 2002-11-22

CPT Xanthos Deia

LT Xeno

CM Xeraan Rhazzazor - 2002-11-21

LCM Yahwea Saduno

LCM Yilana - 2003-01-02

CM Yun

MAJ Z'Harm Kelh Gasu'lk

LT Zacarias - 2003-06-17

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

CM Zzythnu

			   TC-XWA Battle 17 - Secrets and Lies: The Exile
			       Secrets and Lies Trilogy, Episode One

Title: Secrets and Lies: The Exile
Game Platform: X-Wing Alliance (XWA)
Missions: 6
Medal: Bronze Crest of Truth
Author: TAC/FA Striker/CS-3/SSSD Sovereign (striker@tiecorps.org)

Installation Instructions

1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle.
2] Check the Misc folder in your XWA for additional material like patches, emails or sounds. 
- First, you need to have the S-Foils upgrade installed, and your version of XWA upgraded 
to v2.02 (http://www.tiecorps.org/tac/tac-man)
- Copy the Shiplist.txt file to your main XWA directory
- Install the SSSD Patch (http://sco.emperorshammer.ca)
- Copy the fronttxt.txt file and the pilot file included (*.plt) into your 
XWA directory, use it to play the battle. 
- Copy the squad5.cbm file into your XWA/Frontres/Tour directory
3] In EHBL, create a new "EH Pilot" in the Game Menu (Check "Prepare for EH Battle").
4] Press the X-Wing Alliance button to start XWA and fly the battle.


Some missions of this battle involve a great number of crafts. If you don't have a powerful 
computer, it may be wise to lower the graphic details for these missions.


Minos Cluster, Outer Rim.

   A lonely Imperial Frigate is cruising through an asteroid field, making her way to Aurora 
System. The crew of FRG Onamo has had two hard months dealing with Rebels, but it is now 
time for them to come back home; Colonel Collins, commander of the Odyssey Squadron stationned 
aboard the Frigate, is resting with his squad in the cantina "Two minutes more before being 
back home, guys !".

   Meanwhile, in the command center of the frigate, RA Sheerok, Commodore of the Onamo, enters 
the hyperspace coordinates of Aurora. "Lieutenant Tomek, engage the hyperspace sequence !". 
Blue vortex, intense lightning, soon the frigate exits from hyperspace. Tomek glances at the 
red planet in front of the frigate. "Sir... we have... we have a problem..."

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