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Canderous joins your party when he takes you to Davik's Estate from Javyar's cantina in the Lower City of Taris. Once you arrive there, you can speak to him:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Canderous
You have been joined by Canderous Ordo, a skilled Mandalorian mercenary. You know little about him, however.

If you don't speak to Canderous when he's in your party, then you may be prompted to do so:

KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: [Despite helping you on Taris, Canderous continues to be something of a mystery to you. It might be a good idea to try and get to know him better.]
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. [Speak to Canderous.] KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. [Don't speak to him.]
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Yeah? What do you want? KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: [You decide to ignore Canderous and continue on with your quest for now, though it might be a good idea to speak with him later.]
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I was wondering if you had any interesting stories.
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KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: You want to hear tales of my exploits? Of the wars I've seen and fought, the enemies I've seen die by my hand? Heh, sure, I'll humor you. My name's Canderous of the Mandalorian clan Ordo. I've been fighting across the galaxy for 40 of your years. For my people it's the honor and glory of battle that rules us. It's through combat that we prove our worth, gain renown and make our fortunes.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Maybe another time. I want to ask something else.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Yeah? What do you want?

Otherwise:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Is that why the Mandalorians attacked the Republic? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. The Mandalorians destroy worlds for honor?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: The Sith came to us with an offer: to fight a worthy enemy in a battle that would be remembered forever.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Win or lose, as long as the fight is worthy, then honor is gained. The glory at having triumphed over impossible odds is what drives us. If there's nothing at stake – your possessions, your life, your world – then the battle's meaningless. We Mandalore take everything we are and throw it into battle. It's the true test of yourself – the battle against death… against oblivion.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Is that why you work as a mercenary? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. You seek death? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Then what are you doing now?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: All life dies eventually. A true warrior is one who can beat it down whenever it raises its head. But… KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: The days of combat and glory and cheating death at every turn seem to be over now… I take what I can.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Times have changed now. The Mandalore clans have been scattered across the Outer Rim, the Republic is in decline and the Sith Empire rises to take its place. The clans as they were aren't a threat, but the galaxy still fears us. Ha! People think we war out of spite, or bloodlust. They don't understand, and fear that. We only wanted the challenge of the battle, and glory from it – win or lose. And we lost. But now I have no real challenges. Crushing Davik's enemies and the pathetic gangs in the Lower City of Taris could not be considered the most glorious of tasks. When I think of the battles I've fought… the thousands I've killed… the worlds I've burned… I weep for my past. We'll never speak of this again. We've got work to do, so let's get to it.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Canderous
Canderous has told you a little bit about himself. He told of the great wars and battles his people has fought before, and how he had been reduced to serving Davik on a backwater world. He seemed to regret mentioning anything. Perhaps you should speak to him about this again later.

Level ups[edit]

Level ups unlock further dialogs once previous dialogs have been completed: six dialogs can be unlocked in this way, although the first four become unavailable once you acquire a fourth Star Map and leave that world. However, once you've escaped the Leviathan, the last two level-up dialogs are unlocked even if the first four weren't.

Although all these dialogs can be unlocked even before escaping Taris, and Jagi's Challenge can be activated before leaving Dantooine, to do this you need to level up six times after Canderous joins your party (so a level 2 character would have to be able to level up to 8, a level 8 to 14 and a level 14 to 20): this is only necessary if Tatooine's Star Map isn't the last you acquire and you want to minimize backtracking (although this is unavoidable if you want to complete the Genoharadan quests, since these require you to return to Tatooine as well).

First[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I was wondering if you had any more war stories.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I was one of the best youth warriors in clan Ordo in my time. No one before me had mastered the power of our Basilisk war droids as quickly as I had. Except Mandalore himself of course. In those days we were sweeping across the Outer Rim. Destroying all who fought us. Young Mandalores would prove themselves in real combat with unknown opponents above a thousand worlds. Each brought back the story of his achievements.
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KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What was your story? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. How barbaric! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I would have harnessed that power sooner.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: We were still recovering from the war we fought with the Sith. We were not yet strong enough to fight the Republic again. We needed to train another generation to do that.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Ha! We would travel from world to world, and descend on it in our Basilisk war droids. I still remember my first combat…
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I remember it well, orbiting high above a placid world, its defenses just stirring. As was tradition, I would go ahead of the first wave to find enemies in the thickest fighting. I remember sitting there in my armor, linked directly with the Basilisk thrumming beneath me. My heart racing with fear at the coming battle.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I didn't think Mandalorians got afraid. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Ha! Some Mandalorian you were! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. What happened next?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Every new warrior has to fear to understand how to beat it. You must know that.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: The doors opened in front me and the air was sucked out of the drop bay, scattering crystals of frozen vapor across my path. I can't describe what it feels like to look directly down at a world, falling continuously as you circle it, with barely fifteen centimetres of armor plate protecting you. When the magnetic locks disengaged on my droid I plunged out of the drop bay towards the battle that waited below.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. You dropped from orbit riding a droid?! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Those droids sure are something. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Who were you fighting anyway?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I don't remember. It doesn't matter anyway, that world's dead now.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: The exhilaration, the euphoria, I felt as I streaked into the atmosphere, dodging self-guided projectile and beam weapons, was unmatched. An 80 kilometre plunge through the atmosphere, dodging and weaving, the outside of my armor glowing like the sun with the heat of re-entry. And with barely thirty meters to spare, I twisted and skimmed the surface, firing at the giant beam generators that were in my path. The explosion from that sent shockwaves that levelled the entire complex around it. It was the moment of my life.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. That's horrible! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. That was some fight. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I want a Basilisk war droid!
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I'll never forget those times. But… things are different now. We can't go on fighting the way we had. There are too few of us left now. But I don't really want to talk about this anymore. I trust I've satisfied your curiosity for now?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Is there something else you want to know?
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Canderous
Canderous told you about what's it like to drop through the atmosphere in one of the Mandalorian's Basilisk war droids. From what he said, they must have been fearsome weapons. He would probably tell you more stories if you talked to him later.

Second[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I was wondering if you had any more war stories.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: You want another story, eh? You want to hear about some other world getting wasted? Heh, I knew you were the type. Your stagnant Republic has never seen some of the strange creatures and races we fought on the Outer Rim in those years. Heh, and you never will now.
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KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Tell me about it later. I want to ask something else.

Select that option and Canderous won't speak about it until you next level up. Otherwise:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What do you mean? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Where did you fight this time?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: If a world isn't strong enough to defend itself, it's basically forfeit. But this story is about something a little different.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: We were going through the asteroid fields of the Crispin system at the very edge of the galaxy, playing with the pirates and smugglers we found there. The main belt in the Crispin system consists of mainly small rocks covered in frozen methane gas shells and the pirates were using them for cover. Ha! I remember using a thermal generator to cause the outer layer of one of the asteroids to vaporize in a picosecond. It blew out and shredded the three smugglers using it for cover! But… that was a mistake…
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Why? What happened? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Did it backfire? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. You Mandalorians never were too smart.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: The asteroid I had targeted was smaller than most, maybe a dozen meters on a side. On the outside it looked the same as any other; just a ball covered in frozen gas. But something must have been inside it… something inactive in the cold. The heat of my blast might have triggered something or woken something up. After I had hit, spots of light and heat appeared all over the thin shell still covering it, evaporating the gases. What lay underneath looked like some sort of rocky growth… a deformed rock pitted by scores of micrometeorite scars. I think something even older might have been inside that.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. An asteroid? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. What happened next?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Maybe… but maybe not.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: It started rotating – faster and faster as we watched it. After a second it started spraying fire – thermal projectiles that melted our armor like wax. We were caught completely by surprise. Before we could counter-attack, it fled at an incredible speed.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. A ship!
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: We couldn't catch it, but we could follow its hyperspace wake. We followed its trail as far as we could, heading away from the galactic core. When it finally led beyond the edge of our galaxy, we abandoned our efforts. Anything that wants to commit suicide in that great void is not worth our trouble trying to catch. That's the only story I have for now. I'll tell you some more stuff later, if we get the chance.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Canderous
You have heard Canderous' tale of his encounter in an asteroid field on the Outer Rim, but do not know what to make of it. Maybe talking to him further will make things more clear.

Third[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I was wondering if you had any more war stories.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I don't have as many strange stories like the last one I told you, but I do have a couple about me and the stuff I've done. In one battle above the world of Althir, my unit managed to defeat a force of Althiri ten times our own size. That battle gained me command of an entire sub-sect of my clan.
Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Tell me about it later. I want to ask something else.

Select that option and Canderous won't speak about it until you next level up. Otherwise:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Tell me the story. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I think I know where this is going. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Yeah, yeah, you were a great warrior.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Ha! I was the best! Except for Mandalore of course. He was the only person alive except Revan who could have beat me.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: For five days they had managed to hold off our forces, keeping us to the outer rings of their world, preventing us from attacking it directly. My task was to assault one of their flanks with a false attack. The Althiri would be drawn out by the units I had sent in. Once they had surrounded those units, the bulk of my forces would attack from the rear and defeat them in detail.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Ah. Did it work? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Let me guess… you won? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. These Althiri don't seem too bright.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: They weren't stupid. Stupid races don't make starships and weapons of mass destruction. But they weren't masters of the arts of war as Mandalorians are.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Things did not go as I had planned. I saw an opening – a mistake they had made in the disposition of their forces – and took it! While fending off our main force, they had let their fleet split in two! The center of their entire fleet was left exposed! I turned my forces and assaulted the center of their fleet, decimating them!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. You are a great warrior Canderous. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. You disobeyed your orders? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. What did they do?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: This is a chance given to a warrior once or twice in a lifetime. The chance to change the course of history in a single act.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Their slow, ponderous ship could not turn to face us without being overwhelmed. Their command vessels were destroyed in seconds. Their ranks were thrown into chaos. It was most amusing to watch the surviving ships scatter and flee. Several even tried to dive through the plane of the rings to escape us! They were shredded by the rings, or crashed into rocks, or were destroyed by our forces as we pursued them. Warriors do not flee from a battle if they are losing. They fight to the end! As we did against your Jedi Revan. Another time maybe I'll tell you about how the war with the Republic went. For now let's just get on with things. Is there something else you want to know?
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Canderous
Canderous told you about the honors he won leading a unit in the battle over Althir. It seems that he was quite the warrior back then. You could probably hear more if you asked him again later.

Fourth[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I was wondering if you had any more war stories.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Hm… I think I'll tell you a bit about the recent war we had with the Republic. That might be more familiar to you.
Dialog
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: The one where the Jedi Revan beat my people. We started by conquering worlds just outside the Republic. We did it quietly so the Republic wouldn't really know what was going on until too late. When we finally did hit the Republic worlds, they had no idea we were coming. We came in through three invasion corridors in adjacent sectors. Anyone who put up a fight – or wouldn't fight – was crushed. We razed whole worlds trying to provoke the Republic into fighting us. I don't particularly enjoy wiping out worlds for its own sake, but the cowardly tactics the Republic defenders used left us little choice.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What do you mean? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. No honor in defending themselves? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. You had the choice not to destroy them.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: They had the choice not to fight. We meet the enemy wherever they are hiding and we wipe them out. A few cities is a small price to pay for a world.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Hiding in the homes of civilians. Using families as shields. Thinking we would not use appropriate force on their bases inside major cities. They underestimated our resolve and what measures are acceptable in war. Those who cannot defend themselves should not be around those who can in battle. If annihilating a city is the kind of power it takes to overwhelm a Republic shield device, then that's what we did. Necessary force to destroy all opposition.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. But killing people is wrong! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. You could have found another way. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Now that's my kind of warfare.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: It's wrong to hide with shields surrounding you hoping the enemy will be so good as to throw themselves at your feet to be slaughtered!
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I have no time or patience for cowards! They deserve to be hunted down and exterminated like vermin!
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: There was no honor in wiping them out like rats. But some of our forces did redeem the Republic in our eyes… especially later…
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Later? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. How did they redeem themselves? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. You mean when we kicked your tails.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Later… when Revan had joined the war. But we'll get back to that, we've wasted too much time already.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Canderous
You've heard from Canderous how the Mandalorians started their war on the Republic and the success they had at the beginning. If you talked to him later, he might tell you how the tide turned later on.

Leviathan[edit]

Once you've acquired a fourth Star Map, left that world and subsequently been captured by and escaped from the Leviathan, the previous dialogs become unavailable but the following are now unlocked, without needing to level up: you can simply speak to Canderous twice to allow Jagi's Challenge to be activated.

Fifth[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Tell me more about the Mandalorian Wars.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: We fought against the Republic forces for some time, over the course of many battles.
Dialog
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: At the start, they were not much of a threat to speak of, but once the Jedi Revan had taken charge, things began to turn against us. The Republic fleets began to use more than just basic tactics. Feints, counterattacks, mass deceptions. Revan was a genius on the field. Revan abandoned worlds of their defenders so that others would be too fortified to strike, and was willing to make sacrifices in order to advance goals. And in the end, Revan proved too much for us.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. You couldn't have won against the whole galaxy. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. If Revan had not stopped you, someone else would have. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. But what about the Sith?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: But it was close! So close! KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: There was no one else. The entire Republic had committed its forces behind Revan. The Sith had retreated back to their empire and there were none else strong enough to challenge us. KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: The Sith had gone – retreated into their empire. They sealed themselves off from the rest of the galaxy. We thought it would be centuries before they'd come back. It's amazing that they could rebuild their fleet so fast. But at the time, it looked like the galaxy was in our grasp!
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: It looked like the entire galaxy was within our grasp!
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I still remember that final battle in the skies above Malachor V. The two fleets filling the space around it, outshining the stars…
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. But you eventually lost. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. What happened in the battle?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Yeah, we lost. But there is no shame in it. We lost to the greatest single warrior the Republic has ever known.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: It was not your ships or your men or your vaunted ‘fight for freedom' that won this, the final battle of the war. It was by the actions of one person, the Jedi Revan, that you prevailed. Revan's strategies and tactics defeated the best of us. Even Mandalore himself was taken aback by the ferocity, the tenacity and the subtlety of Revan's plans. Revan fought us to a standstill and then began pushing back. We didn't really have a chance.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Why didn't you retreat? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. The Republic will always prevail.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Ha! Don't be naïve. The Republic is not invincible. This battle was the end of the war, one way or another.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: It was what we had wanted all along, in a way. We wanted to fight the best in a battle that would be remembered for centuries. And we did. And Revan won. I don't hold a grudge against Revan, and neither do any of my people. It was the greatest moment of my life to be in that battle. If Revan had been a Mandalorian, nothing in the galaxy would have stopped us. But wishing for the past to be different is useless. Better to look into the future. As we should now. We'll talk more later, I think.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Canderous
Canderous described the end of the Mandalorian Wars to you. He seemed to admire Revan greatly. Maybe you can ask him about this later.

Sixth[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Tell me more about the Mandalorian Wars.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: The war we had with the Republic was supposed to be the most glorious battle of our history, but… it was a very costly one. I guess we didn't think of how much we could lose in it.
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KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. How much did you lose? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. There must not have been many of you left.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: There weren't many of us left after that last battle. Mandalore himself was killed at the hands of the Jedi Revan. The best of us could not defeat him! After that last battle, those of us that survived were stripped of our weapons, our armor, and our Basilisks. Revan's forces destroyed them while we were forced to watch. Those who hadn't fled earlier were left with nothing to call their own: no weapons, no armor… only the honor of having fought in the battle we just lost. For many this was not enough. While the rest of us were sent into exile on the Outer Rim, they tried to relive the old days – raiding worlds. They're nothing more than bandits now.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. And you eventually came to Taris. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. You found work as a mercenary?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Yeah, I came to Taris. KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Yeah. I found work on Taris.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Enforcing for Davik was not… stimulating. The gangs on Taris and Davik's rivals were trash. They give no thrill in battle, no honor or glory in defeating them. It was like stepping on bugs. I sought worthy challenges, but the best that Taris could offer were nothing to me. But I think now – with you – I may finally find opponents worth fighting.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I am honored. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. You are a worthy companion. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Opponents who could easily kill us.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Maybe it'll happen, maybe it won't. Either way, I think that by following you I can get something out of it.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Maybe later I'll tell you more about what it was like to work for Davik. For now, though, we should get on with our lives. Is there something else you want to know?
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Canderous
Canderous told how Revan and his forces destroyed the Mandalorians' weaponry and exiled them, scattering them across the Outer Rim. He thinks that now, with you, he might find worthy opponents once again. You might try to talk to him more later.

Jagi's Challenge[edit]

After escaping Taris and completing the dialog unlocked by a Sixth level up or escaping the Leviathan, if Canderous is in your party then a man named Jagi may approach and speak to you in one of the following locations:

Dantooine Tatooine Kashyyyk Manaan Korriban
Jedi Enclave No Czerka Landing Port Docking Bay Dreshdae
Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Jagi: Ah, so we meet again, Canderous. It has been quite a long time.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Jagi??
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Get out of our way!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Jagi: I have business with Canderous that does not concern you, Jedi.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: This concerns my employer as well.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Jagi: Employer? You've sunk that low, have you? So much for the vaunted Mandalorian honor you used to espouse.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Do you know him, Canderous? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Who is this guy?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: He… he was a warrior under my command up to the battle of Althir. But I thought…
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Jagi: You thought I was dead, didn't you! You thought all of us that you had sent on that attack had perished! You sent us to die in a foolish attack while you directed your forces elsewhere! You broke from the battle plan and let us die for it, so that you could have the 'honor' of being the first to the enemy commander!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Is this true, Canderous? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Tough decisions are made in war. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. You lived.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Jagi: That does not excuse what he did to us! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Jagi: I alone realized what was happening and managed to escape the trap before it closed. The trap he set for his own men!
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I… I did what was prudent at the time. If I had not done it, the battle would have…
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Jagi: The battle would have been won anyway! I am tired of your excuses, Canderous. I have spent years tracking you down since the clans were banished, and I will not rest until I have had my vengeance!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What are you going to do? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. If you face Canderous, you face me as well!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Jagi: I am not afraid of you. And if you choose, you can die by his side as well!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Jagi: I challenge you Canderous. I challenge you to fight the fight you fled that day above Althir. In the dune seas of Tatooine, I will be waiting for you. I have spread the news of the challenge since I learned you had landed on this world. All the surviving Mandalorian clans know of what I do here, and that we shall meet on Tatooine to settle this debt of vengeance once and for all. If you fail to meet me there, you shall be stripped of all honor and forever cast out of our society! It will be you and me alone in the dune seas of Tatooine: a final battle that can only end in death. I shall be waiting for you there, Canderous.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Jagi's Challenge
Canderous was approached by a man who had fought under him a long time ago. A man named Jagi.

Jagi claims that Canderous had abandoned and betrayed his own men and seeks vengeance. He has called Canderous to duel with him in the Dune Seas of Tatooine or be forever outcast in the eyes of his fellow Mandalorians.
Canderous seems eager to meet this challenge.

If you speak to Canderous again before meeting Jagi's Challenge in the Dune Sea on Tatooine:

KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I've been given a challenge I can't ignore. We've got to go to the dune seas of Tatooine so I can find Jagi and kill him for his insult to me!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What happened out there? Why is Jagi so mad at you? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Can we talk about this? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. We should get going then.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: This is between me and Jagi. You don't have to get involved. If you're lucky, he might spill something before I spread him in a paste over the dunes. KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: The sooner we get to Tatooine the better.

Experience is received for meeting the challenge (at least 1800 XP if you can be highly persuasive). If you speak to him after doing so:

KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I... I think this has affected me in ways that I didn't anticipate... I think I'll need time to sort things out. Thanks for what you did, whatever your intentions might have been. I just need... time.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Canderous
Canderous was affected oddly by his encounter with Jagi. He probably needs time to think about it and what it will mean for him.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Yeah? What do you want?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What are your thoughts now?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: This thing with Jagi... I... I don't know. Give me some time and I'll be able to sort this out on my own. Is there something else you wanted?

Leviathan[edit]

The following is also unlocked after escaping the Leviathan, but only if Jagi's challenge has been met:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Tell me about when you worked for Davik.
Dialog
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Working for Davik was like driving a spike through the side of your head... Sure you get something new in there, but in the end, you've lost something as well. Beating up people who wouldn't - or couldn't - pay, strong-arming his competitors, killing who he said. It was busy work, nothing decent.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Tell me about it later. I want to ask something else.

Otherwise:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. You were an assassin? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Killed his competitors? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Now that's the way things should be done!
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Assassin. Mercenary. Those are names people give guys like me who do the killing to make us seem better or worse in their eyes. KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Maybe...
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I've killed many people. I can't say I'm proud of it, but I have. Criminals, competitors, businessmen, police... women, children... Jedi were a better challenge, but they hardly ever poked around in the Under City. ... Until you came along... But I never wanted to challenge you. Never felt the need. Maybe I knew I couldn't win... just like all those years ago.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. A wise decision. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. You know I'd have beaten you again!
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Yeah, probably. Heh. You'd likely have beaten me again.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Maybe you would have. But you're not who you were back then, I can tell. You've changed... and maybe I have too. I remember a time when I could do anything I wanted... Kill, maim, murder... It was all the same to me. But now... now that I'm older, I can look back and regret...
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Regret in a Mandalorian is unbecoming. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I regret to tell you that I never regret anything. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Over what?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Ha! Good one. That's like a warrior should. Like what you see in a Mandalorian.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: In a Mandalorian... I'm not even sure what that is anymore. The Mandalorian are gone, defeated by the Republic and swept away by time.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I look back and regret all the chances I had as a warrior, and then all the chances I've had since then. I shouldn't be getting like this, not when so many other things are happening... but... It feels like... like something has changed inside and I don't know what it is. Bah! This is unbecoming of a warrior! Let's get on with everything before I start getting sentimental or something.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Is there something else you want to know?

Star Forge System[edit]

After completing Jagi's Challenge and the previous dialog, the following is unlocked upon arriving in the Star Forge System:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What are your thoughts now?
Dialog
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I'm not happy with the way my life has turned. I'm not the Mandalore I once was. I don't even think I'm the merc I was when I joined you. I think... I think I need something more than killing and fighting in my life. I need a purpose or something like that.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What will you do? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Isn't killing enough? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. That doesn't sound much like a Mandalorian...
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Killing is never enough. Anybody can kill just by pushing a button. A warrior fights his battles himself - as you have done - and tries to defeat all comers.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: The way the Mandalorians - we - fought... it holds no appeal for me. To rape and ravage worlds for the thrill of battle... It gets old. Very old. Honor in battle. Cheating death. Comrades in arms. The code of the Mandalore. I think I'm something different now. Maybe more, maybe less.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. You aren't a Mandalorian now? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. What are you going to do?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: No... The time of the clans is past. I don't think the galaxy wants them anymore. Maybe in the future, but not now. KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: I don't think there is really any place left in the galaxy for the Mandalorian clans like they were. I don't know if I can go on forever fighting as I have. Even warriors get insightful in their old age...
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Once my time with you is done, once you have moved on to greater things, I'll find my own way once again. Maybe the Mandalorian clans will be reborn again. Maybe even under the Republic... or the Sith. But dreaming about the future is stupid right now. We should get down to our business and finish it. If we survive all this... maybe we could talk about it then.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Is there something else you want to know?

Completing this dialog before boarding the Star Forge unlocks another once you've done so, regardless of whether you choose the light or dark side of the Force: Canderous is your man to the end...

Banter[edit]

Canderous may speak to other party members as well when both are in your party:

Bastila
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: So, Bastila, I heard a rumor that the Vulkars captured you without much of a struggle. It must be embarrassing to be bested by a handful of street thugs.
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: There were extenuating circumstances. And I can assure you it took far more than a handful of Vulkars to subdue me.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Okay, let's not get into this. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Yeah, I'm sure there were twenty of them. I mean, fifty... no, wait... a hundred!
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Whatever you say. All I know is that if we had more Jedi like Bastila fighting against us in the Mandalorian Wars, my side might not have lost.
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: Bold talk from a broken-down mercenary who was serving at Davik's heel. I'd call you his pet kath hound, but they have enough loyalty not to turn on their masters.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Insults? Maybe if your Master had trained your lightsaber to be as quick as your tongue you could have escaped those Vulkars, you spoiled little Jedi princess!
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: I was not spoiled! I was given the same training as everyone else in the Order! You are nothing but a... no. I must not do this. There is no emotion; there is peace.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: That's the problem with you Jedi. Always chanting about peace and control, never up for a good fight. Well, except for Revan, I guess.
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: Enough, Mandalorian. I won't rise to your bait any more. The game is over. Let us continue on with what we were doing.
Carth
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Carth, you fought in the Mandalorian Wars, didn't you? We may have faced each other in combat. What battles were you in?
KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: I try not to think about my past battles too much. The horrors of war are something I'd rather not relive.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: The horrors of war? My people know only the glory of battle. I'm disappointed in you, Carth. I thought a warrior like you would understand.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Carth isn't like you, Canderous. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Yeah, Carth. When did you get all peace-loving on me? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Keep it cool, you two. I don't want this getting out of hand.
KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: I'm not a warrior, I'm a soldier. There's a difference. Warriors attack and conquer, they prey on the weak. Soldiers defend and protect the innocent – mostly from warriors.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: Nice speech. I bet you tell yourself that every night so you can sleep. But I accept who and what I am. I don't have to justify it with words – victory in battle is my justification!
KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: Justification through victory? So what happens when you lose? You know, like you did against us.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous: You had us outnumbered five to one. You had more ships, more troops, more supplies and the Jedi on your side. And we still made the Republic tremble before we fell!
KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: Nice speech. I bet you tell yourself that every night so you can sleep. I don't want to talk about this anymore, Canderous. The war is over. You lost.

Commentary[edit]

Even if you don't speak to Canderous directly he may comment during dialog when in your party, although unlocking this may also be conditional on others being added or removed, among other things:

Taris
Location Dialog Add Remove
Upper City or Javyar's Cantina Canderous Ordo Bastila or Carth Bastila or Carth
Javyar's Cantina Canderous Ordo Bastila or Carth Bastila
Davik's Estate Slave (male)
Dantooine
Location Dialog Add Remove
Jedi Enclave Jagi
Courtyard Jon
Nemo
Jedi Enclave Vandar Tokare
Crattis Yurkal
Matale Grounds Matale Droid
Grove Sherruk
Jedi Enclave Juhani
Crattis Yurkal
Elise
Courtyard Gar Juhani
Grove Handon Guld Juhani
Rickard Lusoff
Matale Grounds Ahlan Matale
Sandral Grounds Nurik Sandral Light Side Points Gained Juhani
Sandral Estate Rahasia Sandral
Matale Grounds Matale Droid
Sandral Grounds Ahlan Matale Dark Side Points Gained
Tatooine
Location Dialog Add Remove
Docking Bay Customs Officer Affect Mind Jolee, Mission
Anchorhead Sharina Fizark Dark Side Points Gained Dark Side Points Gained Light Side Points Gained Jolee
Swoop Registration Motta the Hutt Dark Side Points Gained Jolee Zaalbar
Nico Senvi Dark Side Points Gained
Garm Totryl
Yuka Rill Affect Mind Dark Side Points Gained
Droid Shop Yuka Laka Bastila, Carth
Dune Sea Jagi
Anchorhead Iziz Dark Side Points Gained
Eastern Dune Sea Komad Fortuna Dark Side Points Gained
Star Map Carth, HK-47, Mission, Zaalbar
Calo Nord
Kashyyyk
Location Dialog Add Remove
Czerka Landing Port Janos Wertka Affect Mind Bastila
Zaalbar Zaalbar, Mission, Carth, Bastila, Juhani
Janos Wertka Jolee, Bastila, Juhani
Great Walkway Patrol Captain Dehno Persuade [Success] and [Failure] Affect Mind Dark Side Points Gained Zaalbar
Hall of the Chieftain Chuundar Mission, Bastila, Carth, Juhani, HK-47
Upper Shadowlands Calo Nord
Guard Dominate Mind Dark Side Points Gained Bastila, Juhani
Commander Dern Dark Side Points Gained
Czerka Landing Port Matton Dasol Light Side Points Gained
Worrroznor's Home Worrroznor Dark Side Points Gained Zaalbar, Jolee, Mission, Bastila
Lower Shadowlands Grrrawahrr Light Side Points Gained
Mandalorian Commander Zaalbar
Computer Light Side Points Gained
Upper Shadowlands Gorwooken
Hall of the Chieftain Chuundar Dark Side Points Gained Mission, Jolee, Bastila
Freyyr Light Side Points Gained Zaalbar, Jolee, Mission
Manaan
Location Dialog Add Remove
Ahto West Judge Shelkar (Guilty and Death) Mission, Carth, Bastila, Jolee
Mandalorian mercenary
Iridorian mercenary
Shaelas Light Side Points Gained
Hrakert Station Mercenary
Calo Nord
Korriban
Location Dialog Add Remove
Dreshdae Jagi
Lashowe Persuade [Success] Jolee Jolee, HK-47
Sith Academy Entrance Mekel Jolee
Sith Academy Guard Jolee
Dreshdae Sith Thug Leader
Sith Academy Lashowe Jolee
Valley of Dark Lords Calo Nord
Leviathan
Location Dialog Add Remove
Ebon Hawk HK-47
Star Forge System
Location Dialog Add Remove
Ebon Hawk Mission Juhani Juhani
North Beach Rakatan Elite Warrior Carth
Star Forge
Location Dialog Add Remove
Any but Viewing Platform Canderous