IskatuMesk wrote:I think I'm the only person here who doesn't recognize the portrait much less the name and thus is completely confused in this thread all the way to the point where Frenchies pop out of eggs and eat people's hair.
Even though he has what could be the worst protoss name in successful fan-crafted SC publications, Rond is the best known protoss templar in this community. He starred in Desler's Fall From Grace mini-campaign and later in Celestial Irruption. What made him popular was probably his down-to-earth approach to total annihilation and armageddon kind of situations. That made him very unlike the overly serious and poetic protoss characters Auspex and imitators brought us. Rond was the protoss templar we could all relate to. He had very much a human soul, and as lonely kids in the 90s, we quickly grew extremely fond of Rond.
His drawn-out, wearied tones were provided by the infamous voice actor Joel Steudler, who also crafted the portrait. Apparently, Starcraft 2 includes a protoss portrait that resembles one of Rond's incarnations, and this is what Desler wanted to point out.
When I saw this thread title, I almost pooped myself, because I was expecting some sort of new, exciting, revitalizing project by Desler the Great... but alas.