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File:KotOR Map Ahto West.png
Map of Ahto West courtyard

Ahto City Central[edit]

You enter on the east side of Ahto West, with the door to the West Central courtyard behind you. The corridor ahead turns southwest, leading to the northeast side of a courtyard. The optional Sunry Murder Trial, Republic Hiring Mercenaries and Missing Selkath quests can be activated here, and completed as you return east to seek the Star Map on Manaan and continue your quest for the Star Forge.

Holding Cell[edit]

If you've returned from the Upper Shadowlands after Jolee Bindo joined your party on Kashyyyk, a woman named Elora approaches you as you enter the courtyard, asking to speak to him to help her husband, Sunry, an old friend of his.

A short corridor exits the courtyard to the south, at the end of which is a Selkath guard to the left of the door to Ahto City Prison in the west wall.

[Manaan Holding Cells. Authorized personnel only.]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Selkath Guard: Only the Arbiters are permitted into the prison cells, human.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I am sorry. I will be going now.

Once you've been appointed Arbiter in the Sunry Murder Trial by the Ahto High Court, the guard will unlock the door after you speak to him.

Ahto High Court[edit]

On the southeast side of the courtyard is a walkway exiting to the south. A friendly Selkath stands to the right, in the southwest corner, with a traveler who can comment on significant events resulting from your quest for the Star Forge.

The walkway leads to the Ahto High Court. As you enter for the first time, a Republic and Sith diplomat are arguing before five Selkath judges:

From left to right are judges Duula, Kota, Shelkar, Naleshekan and Jhosa. There's no point in speaking to any judge except Shelkar at this point, although even that isn't necessary:

However, once you have spoken to Elora, judge Shelkar can appoint you Arbiter in the murder trial of her husband, Sunry.

Mercenary Enclave[edit]

Two unfriendly Selkath stand on the northwest side of the courtyard by the ocean.

An Echani mercenary and Republic negotiator stand to the left of a walkway exiting the courtyard to the northeast. If you approach them, you overhear their negotiation:

The mercenary then exits to West Central, but the Republic negotiator isn't interested in talking to you:

The walkway leads to the mercenary enclave, which curves around to the southwest, with a bar on its northwest side and booths in alcoves set into the opposite wall. A Selkath named Nilko Bwaas standing to the left as you enter speaks to you. However, he may not want to continue if you've already found the Star Map on Manaan:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Nilko Bwaas: Human, I wish to speak to you if you have the time. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Nilko Bwaas: Your kind is not welcome here anymore, human! Though we may not speak of it, we know what you have done! Begone!

If you can speak to him again, he asks you to look into the Republic hiring mercenaries. Another traveler and the Pazaak player Gonto Yas stand just beyond him. Aside from wagering, playing a practice game or buying a deck from him if you don't already have one, you can ask him some questions:

Questioning him about the recent murder can help provoke an important revelation from Elora, Sunry's Wife, while asking about the Missing Selkath gives you an opportunity to move (much) closer to the dark side of the Force, once you've gone beyond the mercenaries and been approached by the Selkath Shaelas to find out what happened to them. The Iridorian mercenary is also worth questioning about them, but the mercenary standing by him merely comments:

The Mandalorian mercenary, whom Canderous will recognize, can also be questioned, but this isn't necessary:

Beyond Shaelas at the southwest end of the enclave, you can overhear a Sith negotiating with an Echani mercenary:

Two Sith are by the bar along the northwest wall: the female Duan at the south end and the male Vilgo to the north can be questioned by a character of the opposite sex, but this isn't necessary:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Viglo: Hey, man, clear out. You're cramping my style with the ladies.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Duan: Look, lady - we Sith aren't here to make friends. So let me enjoy my drink in peace.

The Selkath bartender isn't as forthcoming, but will show you the Stimulants in his Inventory.

Republic Hiring Mercenaries[edit]

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Republic Hiring Mercenaries
The Selkath Nilko is suspicious about the Republic hiring mercenaries. He claims to be a friend of the Republic and is merely seeking to find out if something is wrong. He says he will reward you if you find out why they've been hiring so many lately.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Nilko Bwaas: Have you news for me, human? Have you discovered why the Republic is hiring mercenaries?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. No, I'm still looking into it.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Nilko Bwaas: Once you have the answers I seek, I will gladly pay you the 500 credits I promised.

Once you've spoken to Roland Wann of the Republic Embassy in the East Central courtyard and agreed to complete a Mission for the Republic, then infiltrated the Sith base to retrieve the encrypted data module and returned it to him, you'll discover why the Republic is hiring mercenaries:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Nilko Bwaas: I only hope my silence does not lead to disaster for Manaan. Here is the payment I promised you. And now I must take my leave, human. My superiors are expecting a full report from me, and there is much I must do to ensure they cannot uncover the Republic's actions.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Republic Hiring Mercenaries
You told Nilko about the Republic facility in the Hrakert Rift. He thanked you and said he would try to cover for the Republic's actions. It seems that some Selkath, at least, are definitely on the Republic's side.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Received: 500
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 500 Told Nilko about the Republic facility in the Hrakert Rift

It may save time to go down to the Hrakert Rift before completing this quest since you'll be brought back to Ahto High Court on the other side of the courtyard upon your return, but he may refuse to speak to you if your action down there moves you closer to the dark side of the Force...

Pazaak Rules[edit]

Although you can buy a Pazaak deck from Gonto Yas for half the price offered by Jolan Aphett in West Central, it still isn't recommended as you can pay even less elsewhere (or even get one free if you're persuasive enough).

KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 100
KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Gonto Yas
  • Pazaak Deck

This is a standard Pazaak deck, complete with side deck cards.

Missing Selkath[edit]

The Selkath Shaelas will speak to you as you move deeper into the enclave, beyond the mercenaries. However, he may not want to continue if you've already found the Star Map on Manaan:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaelas: Your actions beneath the surface have shown that you are no friend to my people. I wish nothing to do with you.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaelas: Greetings, human. My name is Shaelas. I have heard it said that you are no friend of the Sith. Is this true? KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaelas: Greetings, human. My name is Shaelas. I have heard that you may have had some part in the incident at the Sith Embassy recently. Is this true?

If you tell him you like the Sith and don't tell him you were kidding, he'll end the dialog and refuse to do business with you until you can persuade him otherwise:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Actually, I kind of like the Sith. They've got style.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. My allegiances are my own business.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaelas: You are wise to be so guarded, human. But my sources are rarely wrong, and they have informed me that you are no friend of Malak's people.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. The Sith are a blight upon the galaxy! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. My allegiances are my own business. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I'm just kidding. Medium 1. [Persuade] I was only kidding! Low (Affect Mind) 2. [Force Persuade] It was a joke.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Missing Selkath
You have been approached by a Selkath named Shaelas. He claims that many young Selkath have been going missing, including his daughter Shasa. He wishes to hire you to find out what has been happening to them.

You can now ask many inhabitants throughout Ahto city about the missing Selkath, although few have anything useful to reveal.

Gonto Yas[edit]

Questioning the Pazaak player Gonto Yas gives you the opportunity to waste some credits (more or less depending on whether an attempt to persuade him results in failure or success) or move (much) closer to the dark side of the Force:

KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 200 KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 100 KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 300
Medium 3. How about you tell me what I want to know, and the Manaan authorities don't find your body washing up on shore?
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
Gonto Yas: You've got a lot of guts, threatening me on this planet! Everyone knows breaking the peace is punishable by imprisonment. But I think you just might be crazy enought that you don't care. Okay, I don't need no trouble, so here's the scoop..
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
Gonto Yas: Ah - save your threats! Everyone knows breaking the peace here in Ahto City is punishable by a long stretch in the Manaan prisons. You must be really desparate, to threaten my life for some lousy information. You want it that bad, maybe I'm undercharging you! 300 credits or I don't say nothin'!
Low (Affect Mind) 4. [Force Persuade] But I'm your friend – you want to tell me what you know.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
Gonto Yas: [Success] Yes... yes, I suppose I do. I want to tell you everything I know.

If you have little or no chance of persuading him, you can threaten him repeatedly to move closer and closer to the dark side of the Force. Otherwise:

However, the Mandalorian mercenary also suggests the Iridorian mercenary standing between them is involved, and neither is necessary for you to speak to him.

Iridorian mercenary[edit]

Although he can be asked questions on a number of subjects, he only has something meaningful to divulge about the missing Selkath:

He needs to be persuaded to tell you what's going on, although if this fails then you or Bastila can use the Force:

Medium 4. [Persuade] Maybe I'll just gut you like a Selkath preparing an Orchana ray for lunch.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Missing Selkath
You have discovered that the Sith have been hiring mercenaries to lure the young Selkath into their base for some questionable purpose. More answers would seem to lie inside the Sith Embassy.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 150 Discovered the Sith hired an Iridorian mercenary to lure the Selkath youth to the Sith base

You can return to Shaelas with this information...

However, you still need to infiltrate the Sith base to learn the fate of his daughter...

Sith base[edit]

Once you've spoken to Roland Wann of the Republic Embassy in the East Central courtyard and agreed to complete a Mission for the Republic, you can infiltrate the Sith base and find the Missing Selkath in the dormitory of its training annex: upon exiting the base you're arrested and brought back to Ahto High Court on the other side of this courtyard, which is your first and best opportunity to complete this quest upon your release: if you wait until you've gone down to the Hrakert Rift and found the Star Map there, he may refuse to speak to you if your method moved you closer to the dark side of the Force...

Move closer to the dark side of the Force by insisting on extra credits:

KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
2. If you want news on your daughter, find a way to get those extra credits.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaelas: Very well, human. You prey upon my grief and concern over my missing daughter, but I am desperate. Here is another 100 credits - that is all I have.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Received: 100

If his daughter is dead:

Move closer to the light side of the Force by telling him to keep his credits:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I'm sorry it had to be this way, Shaelas. KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
2. Keep your credits, Shaelas. I wouldn't feel right about taking them now.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Received: 500 KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaelas: I... I thank you once more, human. I wish all your species were as kind and noble as you.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaelas: Please, excuse me now, human. I desire no company but my own.

Alternatively, move closer to the dark side of the Force by threatening to kill him as well:

KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
2. I killed your daughter, Shaelas. Just as I'll kill you if you tell anyone about this. Now give me those credits!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaelas: Take your blood money, human! May it bring you as much grief and misfortune as you have brought me!
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Received: 500
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Missing Selkath
You have told Shaelas that you had to kill his daughter. He is most upset, but understands that you did what needed to be done. He is sure to report to the Ahto City authorities what the Sith are doing.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 300 Told Shaelas that you had to kill his daughter

If she's alive but you tell him she's still with the Sith, or she joined the Sith after you expressed support for them:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Missing Selkath
You have told Shaelas that his daughter has gone over to the Sith. He is very distraught at this news, and is sure to report this to the Ahto City authorities.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 400 Told Shaelas that his daughter has gone over to the Sith

If you convinced her to turn her back on the Sith and leave their base:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Missing Selkath
You have told Shaelas what had been happening to Shasa and the other Selkath youths. He has thanked you profusely. He will report the criminal activities of the Sith to the Ahto City authorities and they will decide what sort of punishment the Sith Empire will receive.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 600 Told Shaelas what had been happening to Shasa and the other Selkath youths

Either way, if she's alive and you take his credits:

KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Received: 500

Alternatively, move closer to the light side of the Force by telling him to keep them:

KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
2. Keep your credits, Shaelas. A Jedi has no need of such rewards.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Shaelas: Please excuse me now, human. I must go speak to the Manaan authorities about this Sith plot and what they have done to my beloved daughter.

Inventory[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Selkath Bartender: I am certain you will see that all of my inventory is of superior quality.
Selkath Bartender
Buy Item Cost Amount Buy Item Cost Amount
Hyper-battle Stimulant 200 2 Battle Stimulant 100 2
Hyper-adrenal Alacrity 100 2 Adrenal Alacrity 50 Infinite
Hyper-adrenal Stamina 100 2 Adrenal Stamina 50 Infinite
Hyper-adrenal Strength 100 2 Adrenal Strength 50 Infinite