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Judge Shelkar in the center presides over the Ahto High Court with, from right to left, Judges Jhosa, Naleshekan, Kota and Duula: you'll be seeing a lot of these guys…

If you've returned from the Upper Shadowlands after Jolee Bindo joined your party on Kashyyyk, a woman named Elora awaits you as you enter the Ahto West courtyard. If Jolee is not currently in your party:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Elora: Please, I beg you to bring Jolee to speak to me about my husband. Sunry's life depends on it!
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Sunry Murder Trial
You have been approached by Elora, wife of Jolee's friend Sunry. She has begged you to bring Jolee to her so that she may speak to him.

If Jolee is currently in your party:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Elora: Sunry's being held at the Selkath courts. They won't let anyone in to see him. Please, go to the courts, talk to the Judges. Maybe the Selkath will listen to you.
KotOR Icon Jolee.png Jolee: Don't worry, Elora. We'll get to the bottom of this and help Sunry... somehow.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Sunry Murder Trial
Elora has told Jolee that her husband has been imprisoned for the murder of a Sith woman. Elora is adamant that her husband is not responsible and has begged you and Jolee to help prove his innocence. She says that you can talk to the judges in the court to help get him released.

Go to the Ahto High Court to the south and speak to judge Shelkar to be appointed Arbiter in this case: you can do this without speaking to Elora with Jolee in your party, but you won't be able to question her until you've done so (although this isn't necessary, since you can speak to Sunry instead).

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Sunry Murder Trial
You have spoken to the judges in the court and they have consented to appoint you Arbiter in this case. As Arbiter you will defend your client to the best of your ability before the judges.

They have given you the following information as well:

Sunry was seen leaving the scene of the murder after a blaster shot was heard. Sunry was noticeable, crippling injuries from his past experience as a war hero against the Sith, so it was definitely him. This is testified to by the proprietor of the hotel where this occurred, Ignus.

In the room that he had rented, a Sith woman, Elassa, was found dead, clutching a Republic war medal in her hand.

There were two witnesses besides the hotel owner. One is Gluupor, a Rodian who was staying in the next room. The other is Firith Me, a gambler who was also staying nearby. Their stories seem to corroborate Ignus'.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Spoke to judges in the court and appointed Arbiter in this case

All the judges can now be asked what they think of Sunry, if there's anything suspicious about this case and what they think of the Republic and the Sith Empire, although this isn't necessary.

What is necessary (or at least highly recommended) is at a bare minimum to speak to Gonto Vas and then Elora or Sunry in this courtyard, and ideally investigate the crime scene and Republic Embassy in the East Central courtyard to receive much more experience:

Area Source Action XP
East Central Ignus Persuaded to tell that he saw Sunry leaving before the shot went off 500
Firith Me Persuaded to tell you what he saw 500
Gluupor Confessed that the Sith made him plant the medal 500
Republic Embassy Accessed restricted data archives 20 * level
Ahto West Elora / Sunry Confessed he was having an affair with Elassa 500
Sunry Confronted Sunry with the evidence of his crime 500
Total 2500+

Overall, in excess of 3000 XP can be received, and a proper investigation makes it easier to convince the court of Sunry's innocence, and possibly even get the Sith sanctioned for their actions for slightly more experience.

It saves time to investigate before infiltrating the Sith base on your mission for the Republic, then begin the trial after exiting the base and being arrested, brought back to Ahto High Court and released here following the successful outcome of your own trial... or, you could wait until after the second one (you can get into a lot of trouble here; just try not to get sentenced to death or banished, because the only reason Sunry might not be left hanging is because they electrocute people on this planet).

Elora, Sunry's Wife[edit]

Once you have been appointed Arbiter by the Ahto High Court, you can return to question Elora about her husband:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Elora, Sunry's Wife
Elora professes Sunry's innocence. She claims that this is some sort of frame-up by someone who wants to get revenge on him. Sunry was an old war hero against the Sith, so they might harbor him ill…

However, this isn't necessary until you've learned about Sunry's alleged affair with the victim. Ask the Pazaak player Gonto Vas in the mercenary enclave about the recent murder and he'll tell you about it if you ask him:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Elora, Sunry's Wife
You have heard rumors that Sunry may have been cheating on his wife… Perhaps you should ask Elora about this.

You can also hear the rumors if you investigate the crime scene, the visitor's hotel in the East Central courtyard, and ask Ignus the proprietor or Firith Me the Pazaak player about Sunry and Elassa. You could then ask Elora about this:

Medium 2. [Persuade] Was Sunry having an affair?
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Elora, Sunry's Wife
Under pressure Elora confessed that Sunry had been having an affair with the Sith woman Elassa, but that he had been going there to end the affair.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 500 Elora confessed that Sunry had been having an affair with the Sith woman Elassa

However, the same experience is received if Sunry confesses to the affair instead, and he can always be persuaded to do so (after which Elora will just tell you about Sunry and Elassa when asked).

Sunry's Story[edit]

Once you've been appointed Arbiter by the Ahto High Court, the guard will unlock the door to Ahto City Prison after you speak to him.

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Selkath Guard: You may come and go as you please, Arbiter - you will find the door unlocked. If you wish to begin your trial, you must make the request with the warden. It shall then be passed on to the judges.

Once inside, there's a prisoner caged in the northwest corner. If you speak to him:

Sunry is caged in the southeast corner, between the door and the Selkath warden.

Let's find out what he has to say for himself...

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Let's go over the evidence.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Sunry's Story
Sunry claims that he's been set up by someone to take the fall for Elassa's murder. He claims that he was secretly trying to turn her into a double agent for the Republic and that the Sith most likely killed her as a result of that.

If Elora cannot be persuaded to confess Sunry's affair with Elassa, Sunry always can:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Sunry's Story
Sunry has admitted that he was having an affair with Elassa, but that he was going there to end it. He said he truly loved and never would have harmed her.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 500 Sunry admitted he was having an affair with Elassa

After accessing the Republic Embassy's computer room in the East Central courtyard and slicing the Republic's system to access its restricted data archives, you can confront Sunry with the evidence of his guilt and move closer to the dark side of the Force by trying to use to the Force to get him to confess:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. These are just excuses, Sunry. We both know you have to own up to your crimes. Impossible 3. [Force Persuade] You will confess your crimes. You WANT to confess your crimes.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sunry: No. I can't do that and put the Republic's supply of kolto in danger. No I won't! Now look, I may have done something stupid, and it may only be worse for my standing by it, but I will not confess. KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
Sunry: [Failure] Oh, That's low - using a Jedi mind trick to extort a confession from me. You might as well beat it out of me, you'd have better luck!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sunry: No, I'll rot in here if I have to, but I won't betray the Republic. Do what you have to, but know what the consequences will be.

You can also move closer to the dark side of the Force by agreeing to keep his secret:

KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
3. I won't betray your secret. We'll go on with the trial.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
2. I suppose you're right. I won't expose you.
KotOR Icon Jolee.png Jolee: But Sunry is a murderer. I'm sorry, old friend, but you are. I... I can't approve of this. You go ahead, however, if that's what you think is best.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sunry: I'm glad you decided to see reason in this. If I'm convicted it could cause trouble for the Republic embassy here on Manaan. And none of us want that, now do we?
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Sunry's Story
Confronted with the evidence of the recording of him killing Elassa, Sunry admitted to his crime. He refuses to confess to the court, however. He says he will not betray the Republic or harm it because of what happened.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 500 Confronted Sunry with the evidence of his crime

The Selkath warden stands behind a counter in the south wall. However, speaking to him isn't necessary until you want to begin the trial:

Trial[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: Let the record show that the trial of Sunry vs. the Ahto City Authority has commenced. Presiding are judges Shelkar...
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge: Jhosa... KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge: Naleshekan... KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge: Kota... KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge: and Duula.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: This trial is to determine the culpability of Sunry in the death of the Sith Elassa. Representing Sunry in his defense is a member of the Jedi Order. Do you have any opening statements?

The quickest way to end the trial is to present the data recording of Sunry killing Elassa to the court, proving his guilt beyond reasonable doubt but resulting in his summary execution:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Sunry is guilty of the murder. I have this recording as proof.

Otherwise the trial will proceed with the witnesses and cross-examinations, even if you plead guilty based on Sunry's confession to you when confronted with the data recording, or try to use the Force to persuade the court to find him innocent:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I have no additional questions.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: Very well. Would you like to use this opportunity to poll the judges?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Yes. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. No.

Once you have no additional questions for each witness, you'll be given the opportunity to poll the judges to give some indication of how your defense is faring:

Points Judge
Duula Kota Shelkar Naleshekan Jhosa
< 0 Sunry is obviously guilty of killing the Sith woman. Despite his honorable past, Sunry would seem to have done something deplorable. I think that Sunry, perhaps, could have been the culprit. It seems to me that the evidence is weighted against Sunry. I think that Sunry was perfectly capable of committing this crime.
0-2 I cannot tell yet if Sunry killed Elassa, but I am confident it will be proven. I just do not have enough information to judge this case yet. I do not have enough information to make an informed decision. I cannot make my decision on what I have yet seen. I am unsure as yet as to whether Sunry was the actual murderer.
> 2 Perhaps I was wrong, after all, in my thoughts about Sunry. I do not believe Sunry, as a well-standing Republic citizen, could have committed this crime. I think that Sunry could not have committed this crime. Sunry did not have the capacity to commit these murders... I think. Sunry perhaps was not the killer.

The trial concludes with the closing statements of the prosecution and defense:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: Then the court will now deliberate amongst ourselves.

Whether Sunry is found guilty or innocent depends on the extent of your investigation before the trial, the questions you ask the witnesses during it and the statements you make at its conclusion.

Guilty[edit]

If you speak to none of the witnesses before beginning the trial, the only possible outcome is a guilty verdict:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Sunry Murder Trial
You have failed in your efforts to prove Sunry's innocence. The court has found him guilty as charged. Due to the tensions between the Sith and the Republic at the present time, though, they have decided to waive the death penalty and merely sentence him to life imprisonment. Justice has been served, after a fashion.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 300 Failed in your efforts to prove Sunry's innocence

You can ask Jolee what he thinks of the verdict:

This is the worst outcome in terms of experience received, particularly due to the length of the trial, so it's much better to do the leg work necessary for an innocent verdict and receive much more experience for doing so.

Death[edit]

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Sunry Murder Trial
You have presented the data recording of Sunry killing Elassa to the court and they have summarily found Sunry guilty as charged. Due to the nature of the crime, the death sentence has been decreed. Justice has been served.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 400 Presented the data recording of Sunry killing Elassa to the court

You can ask Jolee what he thinks of the verdict:

This is the second best outcome in terms of experience received and equivalent to that received from an innocent verdict, but defending Sunry gives you an opportunity to receive slightly more (100 XP) and you move no closer to the dark side of the Force for condemning him to death (so this isn't recommended unless role-playing a dark side, or possibly just lawful, character).

Innocent[edit]

An innocent verdict requires you to score at least three points with at least three of the judges. The bare minimum necessary for this is to get Elora or Sunry to admit to the affair with Elassa before beginning the trial, then ask or state the following during it:

Witness Question or Statement Judge
D K S N J
Firith Me Sith Diplomat -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
2. Did you actually see the murder happen? +1 +1 +1 +1 +1
3. Was the medal left at the crime scene not a little too obvious? +1 +1 +1
Gluupor Sith Diplomat -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
2. Did you see Sunry kill Elassa? +1 +1 +1 +1 +1
3. Isn't the medal at the crime scene too obvious a clue? +1 +1 +1
Elora Sith Diplomat -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
2. Was it true your husband was having an affair with Elassa?
Sunry Sith Diplomat -1 -1 -1 -1 -1
3. How could Elassa have got a hold of your medal? +1 +1 +1
4. You were going there to end the affair. Would the Sith object? +1 +1 +1 +1 +1
Closing 1. No one actually witnessed the murder. +1 +1 +1 +1 +1
4. Sunry was ending the affair, so the Sith killed her. +1 +1 +1 +1 +1
Total 1 4 4 1 4

Judges Kota, Shelkar and Jhosa will still find Sunry innocent if you miss one of these questions, but you must ask Elora if it's true her husband was having an affair with Elassa. Although you may gain Judge Duula if you suggest more than once that Sunry couldn't have killed her because he's a cripple, you'll lose Judges Shelkar and Jhosa:

The remaining options can actually make it even harder to convince Judges Duula and Naleshekan of Sunry's innocence, and risk losing one of the other three:

If you don't get Elora or Sunry to admit to the affair before the trial, an innocent verdict is still possible if you don't lose too many points with the judges and thoroughly investigate the crime scene in the visitor's hotel of the East Central courtyard, as this gives you more options to counter this damaging revelation during the trial:

Witness Question or Statement Judge
D K S N J
Subtotal 1 4 4 1 4
Ignus The man I saw leaving - Sunry - left before I heard the blaster shot. +1 +1 +1 +1 +1
Firith Me 5. Elassa is a Dark Jedi, isn't she? +1 +1 +1 +1 +1
Gluupor 5. Did you plant the medal on Elassa? +1 +1 +1 +1 +1
Sunry Sith Diplomat -2 -2 -2 -2 -2
Total 2 5 5 2 5

You actually have more leeway than if you ignore the visitor's hotel altogether and rely solely on the admission of the affair before the trial.

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: This court hereby finds Sunry innocent of the murder of the Sith Elassa.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Sunry Murder Trial
You have managed to convince the Selkath court that Sunry is innocent of his crime. Sunry and Elora both thanked you profusely. They say they'll be heading off-world as soon as possible to get somewhere more peaceful.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 400 Managed to convince the Selkath court that Sunry is innocent of his crime

However, the best possible outcome requires you to score at least three points with all five judges, which is impossible without both the admission of the affair and the investigation of the visitor's hotel before the trial. The maximum points achievable with each judge without losing points with others are as follows:

Judge Duula Kota Shelkar Naleshekan Jhosa
Points 4 7 7 4 7

You have the least leeway with Judge Naleshekan, as you can gain points with Judge Duula at the expense of Judges Shelkar and Jhosa.

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Sunry Murder Trial
You have managed to convince the Selkath court that Sunry is innocent of his crime. Sunry and Elora both thanked you profusely. They say they'll be heading off-world as soon as possible to get somewhere more peaceful.

In addition, you proved that the Sith were guilty of trying to frame Sunry. The Ahto City authorities have imposed additional sanction on the Sith in the form of subsidies towards kolto purchases. This should make things easier in the future.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 500 Proved that the Sith were guilty of trying to frame Sunry

You can ask Jolee what he thinks of the verdict:

Once the trial is over, if you speak to Judge Shelkar again:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Judge Shelkar: Your task with the courts has been completed, human. You have fulfilled your role as Arbiter to the satisfaction of this court. Should you have any other grievances you wish to present, give them to the judge on duty at that time.

The Selkath guard also remains in the court:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Selkath Guard: Sunry's trial is over, human. You are no longer an Arbiter of the Selkath courts. I cannot allow you into the cells.

If you did as recommended and completed this trial after infiltrating the Sith base on your mission for the Republic and concluding your own trial, then it's time to return to the Republic Embassy and access the submersible which can take you down to Hrakert Station...