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Map of the Hrakert Rift

Kolto Control[edit]

Use the Sonic Emitter immediately upon exiting the pressure door from Kolto Control: the Firaxa swimming away to the left isn't an immediate threat, but it is within range. Another Firaxa approaches from the right.

KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:

Mission for the Republic[edit]

Ignore the pressure door in the north wall to the left for now, and go down the trench to the east on the right.

Star Map: Manaan[edit]

Kolto Control Panel[edit]

On the left side of the trench by its north wall is the kolto control panel, with the fuel injector pod to its left and the container pod to its right. There's a bridge over the Hrakert Rift itself to the east, beyond which a huge sea beast can be seen looming over the Star Map. Do not approach until you've used the control panel to poison it or destroy the harvesting machine. It's easiest to feed toxin into the vents, although this results in you moving closer to the dark side of the Force when you report it to Roland Wann:

However, it's almost as easy to access fuel tank pressure control and overload the fuel tanks, and aside from receiving more experience it's also much easier not to be banned from the planet when you return to the surface:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Mission for the Republic
You fed toxin into the machine and killed the giant firaxan shark. Unfortunately, it has had some effect on the kolto and it has now turned black. Hopefully it's only temporary…

You found one of the Star Maps in the ruins it had been guarding.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Mission for the Republic
You overloaded the fuel tanks for the kolto harvesting machinery and caused it to explode. With the machine gone, the giant firaxan shark lost interest and returned to wherever it had laired.

You found one of the Star Maps in the ruins it had been guarding.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 1200 Killed the giant firaxan shark
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 1500 Overloaded fuel tanks

If you try to use the control panel again:

As you cross the Hrakert Rift, you'll now see the sea beast floating to the south, clearing the path to the Star Map. If it's still alive:

[Now that the kolto harvesting machine has been destroyed, the great Firaxan shows no signs of hostility. It allows you to pass.]

Star Map[edit]

The Star Map is at the east end of the trench, on the other side of the Hrakert Rift.

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Star Map: Manaan
You have acquired the Star Map from the Hrakert Rift on Manaan.
KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Star Map
  • Star Map: Manaan
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 2000 Acquired Star Map
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: A Quest for the Star Forge
You've discovered another ancient Star Map beneath the oceans of Manaan. As before, the map is incomplete. But each map you find fills in more missing pieces of the puzzle. Hopefully, once you find all the Star Maps they will give you the location of the Star Forge.

Return to the west end of the trench.

One last look back at the Star Map, and the sea beast floating over the Hrakert Rift.

Hrakert Station[edit]

Beyond the pressure door in the north wall at the west end of the trench is the east airlock at the south end of Hrakert station's East Hallway B, where any party left at the west or central airlock will rejoin you.

Head north along the hallway, and as you exit Security Control to the west you may encounter Calo Nord if you haven't already done so since escaping Taris; Darth Bandon may be similarly encountered here after finding your third Star Map.

Republic Embassy[edit]

Use the submersible to return to the Republic Embassy on the surface, where Roland Wann awaits you in the corridor exiting the submersible bay to the east:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. The harvesting machine was destroyed. KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -4
2. The kolto seems to have been contaminated.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Mission for the Republic
You told Roland Wann about the giant firaxan shark, the kolto, and what happened at the Hrakert station. He is glad that the situation has been resolved, but most distressed that you resorted to blowing up the machinery to do it. Hopefully now, though, the Republic will repair their base and things will get back to normal.

At least you managed to get the Star Map.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Mission for the Republic
You told Roland Wann about the giant firaxan shark, the kolto, and what happened at the Hrakert station. He is glad that you managed to save the machinery through your novel use of the toxin. Hopefully now they can send a proper rescue team down to the station and things will get back to normal. Except maybe for the kolto…

At least you managed to get the Star Map.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Received: 500
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 900 Told Roland Wann about the giant firaxan shark, the kolto, and what happened at the Hrakert station
KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Roland Wann

If you speak to him again, you can ask for a bribe to move closer to the dark side of the Force... and you can do so repeatedly:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Roland Wann: Greetings once again. I trust you have been discrete concerning the events at the Hrakert Rift. Should the Selkath obtain proof of what occured down there the consequences for the Republic would be severe. For both our sakes, I hope you are smart enough to keep silent on this matter. Truth be told, I am uncomfortable even with us being seen together. The rumors are already plentiful enough among the Selkath about the Republic's role in this.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
4. Maybe a bribe would ensure my silence.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Roland Wann: Don't be foolish! If the Republic's role in this is discovered, I will be sure the blame rests on your shoulders as well. We share a secret - and we will share the consequences if the secret is revealed. For both our sakes you should move on. Our conversation attracts undue attention.

Before opening the door to leave the Republic Embassy, save game. Selkath officers are lying in wait to arrest you, and you can be banned from the planet if you make a mistake during your trial:

You are taken to Ahto West to answer for your actions before the Ahto High Court

Ahto High Court[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: What have you done to the Rift? KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: What have you done to the kolto supply? We warn you, human - if you lie to us we will know!

Trying to persuade them using the Force never works, and using it a second time is the quickest way to be banned from the planet:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Duula: Enough of your lies!

Lying to them by trying to blame the Sith for what happened is a more convoluted way of doing so:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: It is likely that you have sabotaged our efforts AND the facilities at the Hrakert Rift. For this you must pay the price. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: It is likely that you have sabotaged our efforts AND the facilities at the Hrakert Rift, destroying the kolto. For this you must pay the price.

Rather than continuing to lie or feigning ignorance, you can admit to it and then start telling the truth (as you should do from the start):

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. The explosions were at the research station both our governments set up there. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I guess you'd find out anyway: the harvesting machinery released a toxin into the water.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Jhosa: What has happened at the research station? What caused the explosions? KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Jhosa: What has happened to the research station? Why was this toxin released? If you were responsible, you will be banned from Manaan!

It's still possible to be banned:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: We will allow the Republic to remain on this world, but you must answer for your own actions. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: We cannot ban the Republic for its actions, the Sith would gain too much, but we cannot let you go unpunished.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: It is likely that you have sabotaged our efforts AND the facilities at the Hrakert Rift. For this you must pay the price. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: We cannot ban the Republic for its actions, the Sith would gain too much, but we cannot let you go unpunished.

If you are banned:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: For your crimes against Manaan and the Selkath you are banned forever from this world, on pain of death!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. You can't do this! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. You won't get away with this! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. But I've done nothing wrong!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Jhosa: It is our duty to punish those who transgress our laws. We can do this... and we will! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Kota: We can and we will. Your Republic will not risk offending us. Not with the Sith as powerful as they are. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Naleshekan: Do not mock us, human!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Jhosa: You have been found guilty, proving that you actually are.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: Guard! Eject the prisoner from the court!

You're returned to the cockpit of the Ebon Hawk. Although you can still dock on Manaan, the door to the docking bay is locked and cannot be opened:

[Access to Ahto City denied.]

However, this isn't a foregone conclusion...

Machinery destroyed[edit]

If you destroyed the machinery then telling them about the giant firaxan shark at any point allows you to retain the freedom of the city:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: We have reviewed your actions and the situation, human. We thank you for the destruction of the machinery and saving the giant firaxan which, we believe, is the source of our kolto... or at least its guardian. We will not detain you any longer. While we cannot show our gratitude overtly, know that you have earned our respect. This trial is now over.

The next time you return to the West Central courtyard from the docking bay, if you speak to the Port Official then he tells you the docking fee is now 500 credits:

However, the door to the courtyard is still open, so ignore this.

Toxin vented[edit]

However, telling them about the giant firaxan shark if you killed it will also result in being banned:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: We cannot ban the Republic for its actions, the Sith would gain too much, but we cannot let you go unpunished.

There's only one sequence of responses that allows you to retain the freedom of the city:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I guess you'd find out anyway: the harvesting machinery released a toxin into the water.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. It's not my fault! The harvester malfunctioned!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Okay, I did it. But you can't do anything to me - I know too much!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. If you ban us, I'll tell that the kolto is destroyed!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: As long as you keep this secret, human, we shall cooperate with you. But if you break your silence...
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Jhosa: Your death will be long and painful!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: Enough! You may leave human, and we shall never speak of this again.

Although you go unpunished, there are consequences. The cost of all Antidote Kits and Medpacs trebles throughout the galaxy: on the up side, this means they can now be sold on the Yavin Station for almost twice what they cost to buy beforehand (100*3 * 65/100 = 195%). If only you could go back in time to stockpile them...

Further, the Republic Hiring Mercenaries and Missing Selkath quests can no longer be activated or completed because the Selkath Nilko Bwaas and Shaelas won't talk to you. Finally, the next time you try to return to the West Central courtyard from the docking bay, the door will be locked again and the Port Official tells you the docking fee is now 500 credits:

However, as before it's easy to persuade him you don't need to pay it at all by using the Force.

If you speak to Judge Shelkar again after being released, regardless of your actions in the Hrakert Rift:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: While we are not free to discuss the... incident, we remember your involvement in it quite well. What is it you wish to bring to my attention?