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You don't need to enter the west apartments in the Lower City, but if you do and you want to return to hideout or change party selection, you'll need to return to the Lower City.

However, if you enter then you have an(other) encounter with Calo Nord just inside. You combat Black Vulkars within (including a Vulkar Gang Boss in the southwest apartment), and you can find Selven in the northeast apartment and subsequently collect her bounty. There's also a Sealed Strongbox in the northwest apartment that's well worth opening...

Map of the west Lower City apartments

Lower City[edit]

These apartments have a similar layout to the south apartments, with five apartments on the outer wall of an apartment complex ring and an elevator to the Lower City on the south side. As you enter for the first time, you see Calo Nord confronting two Rodians to your left:

Rodian: You seem to be taking great interest in our progress. Do you need something, little man?
Dialog
Rodian: Quiet, Luugro! That's Calo Nord, the infamous bounty hunter!
Calo Nord: There's a bounty in your little green heads. I'm here to collect.
Rodian: The only way you'll collect that bounty is over our cold, dead bodies!
Calo Nord: That's the plan.

He draws two blasters and guns down Luugro, then the second Rodian, before turning and leaving.

The apartment complex ring is patrolled in a clockwise direction by a Vulkar enforcer and two Black Vulkars. They start on the opposite side to the elevator, and if you also travel in a clockwise direction you may never encounter them... or if you're slow, they may come up behind you:

Vulkar Enforcer
Class Soldier
Level 3
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Attributes
Strength 12 +1
Dexterity 12 +1
Constitution 10 0
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 15 +2
Charisma 12 +1
Attribute
Vitality 22
Defense 11
Fortitude 3
Reflex 2
Will 3
Skills
Awareness 2
Ranged Main Off
Attack 4 -
Energy 1-6-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee Main Off
Attack 4 -
Piercing 2-11-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats
Energy Shield Blaster Pistol + Vibroblade Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons

The Vulkar enforcer uses an Energy Shield, but you may be able to damage or even kill him in the first combat round with blaster fire before he does so. Otherwise, use of melee weapons or ion blasters or rifles is advised until the shield goes down.

Black Vulkar
Class Minion
Level 1
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Attributes
Strength 13 +1
Dexterity 12 +1
Constitution 10 0
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 15 +2
Charisma 12 +1
Attribute
Vitality 18
Defense 11
Fortitude 1
Reflex 2
Will 3
Skills
Awareness 2
Ranged Main Off
Attack 2 -
Energy 1-6-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee Main Off
Attack 2 -
Piercing 2-11-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats
Blaster Pistol + Vibroblade Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons
Experience Points (XP) Received: Item(s) Received Vulkar Enforcer
  • Energy Shield

Two other groups of 2-3 Black Vulkars appear around the apartment complex ring: one just to the north of the southwest apartment, and the other to the north of the northwest apartment containing the Sealed Strongbox. These groups may contain up to any three of the following:

Black Vulkar
Class Minion
Level 1
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Attributes
Strength 13 +1
Dexterity 12 +1
Constitution 10 0
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 15 +2
Charisma 12 +1
Attribute
Vitality 18
Defense 11
Fortitude 1
Reflex 2
Will 3
Skills
Awareness 2
Ranged Main Off
Attack 2 -
Energy 1-6-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee Main Off
Attack 2 -
Blunt 2-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats
Stun Baton On Hit: Stun10 + Blaster Pistol Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol
Black Vulkar
Class Minion
Level 1
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Attributes
Strength 13 +1
Dexterity 12 +1
Constitution 10 0
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 15 +2
Charisma 12 +1
Attribute
Vitality 18
Defense 11
Fortitude 1
Reflex 2
Will 3
Skills
Awareness 2
Ranged Main Off
Attack 2 -
Energy 1-6-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee Main Off
Attack -4 -8
Blunt 2-72-7
Threat 20-20,x220-20,x2
Items and abilities Feats
Blaster Pistol + Quarterstaff Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons
Black Vulkar
Class Minion
Level 1
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Attributes
Strength 13 +1
Dexterity 12 +1
Constitution 10 0
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 15 +2
Charisma 12 +1
Attribute
Vitality 18
Defense 11
Fortitude 1
Reflex 2
Will 3
Skills
Awareness 2
Ranged Main Off
Attack 2 -
Energy 1-6-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee Main Off
Attack 2 -
Piercing 2-11-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats
Blaster Pistol + Vibroblade Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons

The number in each group depends on your character level, and that of your party: when character level > 6, three Black Vulkars always appear in each group. Both groups appear when you travel clockwise, but when you travel counter-clockwise they won't appear until you make your second circuit (or travel in the opposite direction).

Experience Points (XP) Received:

The southeast apartment contains a Black Vulkar, with a footlocker by the northeast wall:

Black Vulkar
Class Minion
Level 1
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Attributes
Strength 8 -1
Dexterity 8 -1
Constitution 8 -1
Intelligence 8 -1
Wisdom 8 -1
Charisma 8 -1
Attribute
Vitality 17
Defense 9
Fortitude 0
Reflex 0
Will 0
Skills
Awareness -1
Ranged Main Off
Attack 0 -
Energy 1-6-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee Main Off
Attack 0 -
Piercing 0-5-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats
Short Sword + Blaster Pistol Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol
Experience Points (XP) Received: Item(s) Received Footlocker
  • ?

The west apartment contains two Black Vulkars, with a footlocker in the southwest corner:

Black Vulkar
Class Minion
Level 1
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Attributes
Strength 8 -1
Dexterity 8 -1
Constitution 8 -1
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 15 +2
Charisma 12 +1
Attribute
Vitality 17
Defense 9
Fortitude 0
Reflex 0
Will 3
Skills
Awareness 2
Ranged Main Off
Attack 0 -
Energy 1-6-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee Main Off
Attack 0 -
Piercing 0-9-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats
Blaster Pistol + Vibroblade Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons
Black Vulkar
Class Minion
Level 1
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Attributes
Strength 8 -1
Dexterity 8 -1
Constitution 8 -1
Intelligence 8 -1
Wisdom 8 -1
Charisma 8 -1
Attribute
Vitality 17
Defense 9
Fortitude 0
Reflex 0
Will 0
Skills
Awareness -1
Ranged Main Off
Attack 0 -
Energy 1-6-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee Main Off
Attack 0 -
Piercing 0-5-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats
Short Sword + Blaster Pistol Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol
Experience Points (XP) Received: Item(s) Received Footlocker
  • ?

Selven's Apartment[edit]

The northeast apartment is locked:

Security Low Security Door Unlock 12 (0) Bash Resist 5 Vitality 20

A woman will challenge you upon entry:

Selven: Stop right there, or I'll give you a blaster bolt right between the eyes! Now what are you doing here?
1. Who are you?
Selven: No. I'm the one with the blaster pointed at you. I get to ask the questions. Now – what are you doing here?
3. I was just exploring. I didn't know anyone was in here.
Selven: Well go explore somewhere else. There's nothing interesting for you in here. This is your only warning – if you bother me again, you won't walk out of here alive!

Those are the only responses which avoid a fight. Otherwise...

Selven's Bounty[edit]

If you try to enter or speak to her again, or make any other response, she attacks you:

Dialog
Selven: I gave you a chance to get out of here and leave me alone, but I guess you're just too stupid to take it. 2. You can't talk to the Sith like that! 4. I'm here to collect the bounty on your head, Selven! 5. I'm just here to rob the place.
Selven: You think I care if you’re with the Sith? I've killed plenty of your kind before and I've got no problem doing it again! Selven: You're a fool if you think you can collect the price on my head! Selven: Bad luck for you that you picked my apartment then.
Selven: Now you'll see why I'm the most dangerous assassin on Taris!
Selven
Class Soldier
Level 10
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Attributes
Strength 14 +2
Dexterity 18 +4
Constitution 12 +1
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 15 +2
Charisma 12 +1
Attribute
Vitality 78
Defense 19
Fortitude 8
Reflex 9
Will 7
Skills
Awareness 2
Ranged Main Off
Attack 15 -
Energy 3-10-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee Main Off
Attack 12 -
Slashing 4-14-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats
Neural Band Battle Armor Adrenaline Amplifier Heavy Blaster + Vibrosword Armor Proficiency: Heavy Weapon Specialization: Blaster Pistol Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons Power Blast Rapid Shot Master Rapid Shot Sniper Shot10

Strangely, Selven uses both Rapid Shot and Master Rapid Shot (but not Improved Rapid Shot). If you were already aware of her bounty:

Journal Entry Added Selven's Bounty
Selven is dead. Now all you have to do is go back to Zax to collect her bounty.

Otherwise, you won't know about it until you've been to the bounty office in Javyar's cantina in the Lower City and spoken to Zax about his bounties.

Experience Points (XP) Received: Item(s) Received Selven

Sealed Strongbox[edit]

The northwest apartment has a sealed strongbox in its west corner, which is mined:

Awareness Minor Gas Mine Detect 20 (0) Demolitions Disable 20 (0) Recover 30 (10)

This needs to be recovered, disabled or triggered to access the sealed strongbox. There's also a desk against the southwest wall:

Desk: This is an electronic personal message center, though it looks like it hasn't been used in some time. There is one unread message on the system.
Dialog
1. Read message.
Desk: Hey, Elam! How's life on Taris? I heard your brother left for Tatooine to become a miner. Did he at least leave Hyperdrive behind to keep you company?
Desk: I hope you're still practicing with that blaster I gave you. Remember what I taught you, because you might need it. Taris isn't like Alderaan: it can be dangerous there.
Desk: Stay away from those swoop gangs, and keep everything locked up in that old strongbox. Nobody's going to be busting into that thing! Hope to hear from you soon, Uncle Louie

This electronic personal message center gives you the information you need to enter the proper password responses to disable the lock of the sealed strongbox (there's no other way to do so):

Sealed Strongbox: [This strongbox is of particularly sturdy construction. The lock is a computerized touch panel that uses a password entry system. Because this box is an older, off-planet model there is no interface for you to try and slice the system. You'll have to figure out the password if you want to get inside.]
1. [Try to enter the password.]
Sealed Strongbox: THIS STRONGBOX IS THE PROPERTY OF ELAM MATTIC. ACCESS NOT PERMITTED TO UNAUTHORIZED USERS! PLEASE ENTER PROPER PASSWORD RESPONSES TO CONFIRM IDENTITY:
Passwords
Sealed Strongbox: WHAT IS THE NAME OF YOUR PET?
1. Zapper 2. Hyperdrive 3. Hoppy 4. Rancor Louie 5. Teeka 6. Snapper
Sealed Strongbox: WHO TAUGHT YOU TO FIRE A BLASTER?
1. My father 2. My uncle 3. My brother 4. My cousin 5. My sister 6. My mother
Sealed Strongbox: WHERE DID YOUR FAMILY COME FROM ORIGINALLY?
1. Tatooine 2. Dantooine 3. Coruscant 4. Alderaan 5. Yavin VII 6. Corellia

If you don't enter all the proper password responses:

Sealed Strongbox: ONE OR MORE OF THE PASSWORDS WAS INCORRECT! IDENTITY NOT CONFIRMED!

If you make a mistake, there's nothing to stop you trying again as many times as is necessary to enter all the proper password responses (although there are 216 possible combinations):

Sealed Strongbox: IDENTITY CONFIRMED, LOCK DISABLED. WELCOME, ELAM. Item(s) Received Sealed Strongbox
Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 110 Disabled lock

Vulkar Gang Boss[edit]

The southwest apartment contains a Vulkar gang boss and a Black Vulkar:

Vulkar Gang Boss
Class Soldier
Level 4
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Attributes
Strength 12 +1
Dexterity 14 +2
Constitution 10 0
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 15 +2
Charisma 12 +1
Attribute
Vitality 30
Defense 16
Fortitude 4
Reflex 3
Will 3
Skills
Awareness 2
Ranged Main Off
Attack 6 -
Energy 1-6-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee Main Off
Attack 5 -
Blunt 3-6-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats
Energy Shield Combat Suit Blaster Pistol + Vulkar Shock Stick On Hit: Stun10 Armor Proficiency: Light Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons Power Blast

The Vulkar gang boss uses an Energy Shield, but you may be able to damage or even kill him in the first combat round with blaster fire before he does so. Otherwise, use of melee weapons or ion blasters or rifles is advised until the shield goes down.

Black Vulkar
Class Minion
Level 1
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Attributes
Strength 8 -1
Dexterity 8 -1
Constitution 8 -1
Intelligence 8 -1
Wisdom 8 -1
Charisma 8 -1
Attribute
Vitality 17
Defense 9
Fortitude 0
Reflex 0
Will 0
Skills
Awareness -1
Ranged Main Off
Attack 0 -
Energy 1-6-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee Main Off
Attack 0 -
Piercing 0-5-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats
Short Sword + Blaster Pistol Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol

There are supplies in the east corner to the left of the entrance.

Experience Points (XP) Received: Experience Points (XP) Received:
Item(s) Received Vulkar Gang Boss Item(s) Received Supplies
Item(s) Received Footlocker
  • ?

There's also a footlocker in an alcove in the north corner to the right of the entrance, which is mined: if you're careful, it's possible to edge around the mine without setting it off to open the footlocker.

Awareness Minor Frag Mine Detect 20 (0) Demolitions Disable 20 (0) Recover 30 (10)