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It’s taken me a year and some since I took on this project, but I finally have the trifecta of Crobato’s work chronicled when this goes live. I certainly hope that both old and new members of the Homeworld community appreciates it.
Chris “Crobato” Robato is a name known in the Homeworld fan community, known for a few notable, well-written pieces in the early 2000s. Before Soul of the Progenitors dropped in 2004, he would go to write two of his well-known works; The White Beast, and The Kadeshi Crusade.
Both were originally hosted on Kiithopia, and then hosted on the now defunct RelicNews forum; a hotspot for all Homeworld fans in those days.
Due to Gearbox taking over and now owning the license, RelicNews shut down the forums sometime in 2015-2016. A trove of information, fanart and even fanfiction was lost, as many people thought that they’re content would stay hosted forever in said forums. Many of these contributors have gone the way of the dinosaur, and/or don’t even own source copies of their work anymore. On top of that, many pages have been lost or are incomplete to the Internet Wayback Machine, making complete retrieval near impossible.
In an attempt to contribute to the Homeworld community, preserve Internet history and preserve these people’s hard work, this piece of content will be hosted, organized and indexed on this site. They also will be backdated appropriately to when they were posted, to ensure the best of historical accuracy.
As additional proof to mitigate any permission issues that may arise, Crobato issued the following statement regarding this particular work after he had completed it on the Relicnews forum.
February 25, 2005 – 8:34PM
You are also welcome to spread freely distribute the work to other forums or post them in your website so long as you must maintain the proper attribution and credit to the author (me). You can make textual corrections only for typographical and grammatic errors. I kind of did this in a rush without much rewriting and reexamination.
As a disclaimer, I did do minor editing with bold/headings, and some basic spellchecks for this particular work over the others. It had a bit more glaring errors than the others, so I tried to at least give it an attention to detail to look polished, per Crobato’s guidelines.
The Kadeshi Crusade is broken up into 21 chapters over approximately 83,000 words, and a mini-index has been created below. You can float from chapter to chapter while reading, or reference this page if you need to get to a specific point in the story.
Thanks for visiting, and enjoy the story.
Chapter 01 | Chapter 02 | Chapter 03 | Chapter 04 | Chapter 05
Chapter 06 | Chapter 07 | Chapter 08 | Chapter 09 | Chapter 10
Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 | Chapter 14 | Chapter 15
Chapter 16 | Chapter 17 | Chapter 18 | Chapter 19 | Chapter 20
Chapter 21 | Appendix