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The view from the east end of the swoop platform. From left to right: the Ithorian mechanic; the Black Vulkars, Redros and Doba, by a swoop bike; Bastila caged and guarded; the Race Announcer behind a counter and before the sealed west door; and the Hidden Beks, Anglu and Phirk, by another swoop bike.

Search for Bastila[edit]

Mechanic[edit]

The mechanic, an Ithorian, speaks to you the moment you arrive at the swoop platform:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: So you're the one who's going to ride this swoop bike, eh? Don't worry – I've been working on the accelerator and stability won't be a problem. I hope.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: Gadon mentioned that you've never done this before. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: Kandon mentioned that you've never done this before.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: You want me to run over the basics of handling a swoop bike for you?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Sure, tell me how it's done. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Could you go over that again?
Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Forget it. Let's just get to the racing! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Okay, let's start the race!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: Normally a rider can run as many heats as they want, but I don't know how long the prototype accelerator on your swoop will hold up. No more than four or five races, I'd guess. So make your runs count.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: Gadon's put his trust in you… we need to win this race or Brejik's Vulkars will get a whole bunch of new recruits. If that happens we're finished. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: Remember, the Vulkars are counting on you. If we win this race half of Gadon's crew will join us and the Beks will be finished!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I won't let you down. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. How do we get the race started?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: Sounds like you're ready. Go talk to the race announcer over by the counter. He'll give you the time to beat and get you out on the course. I'll be waiting for you here after the run so I can make any tweaks or repairs to your swoop in case you want to go out for another heat. Good luck. And don't worry about the prototype overheating and exploding while you're out on the track. That *probably* won't happen.

Once this dialog ends, you find yourself alone at the east end of the swoop platform, with the mechanic to your left in the southeast corner. There's a sealed door behind you, and another at the west end:

Security Sealed Door Unlock 100 (80) Bash Resist - Vitality -

Return to speak to the mechanic if you need him to run over the basics of swoop racing again:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: What are you doing back here? You need to speak to the race announcer and get out on the track. The longer you wait the worse your nerves are going to get.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Can you explain how the swoop bike works again? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Can you explain that one more time?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: Sure, no problem. Avoid the obstacles on the track by veering your swoop left or right. Any rocks or debris you hit will slow you down. Every time your swoop passes over one of the accelerator pads you'll get a boost of speed, so try to hit them. And remember to switch gears when you see your engine revs climbing.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Nerves? I'm not scared! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Okay, I'm ready to ride now.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: Good to hear. Go talk to the race announcer and he'll get you out on the track. I'll be waiting for you here after the run so I can make any tweaks or repairs to your swoop in case you want to go out for another heat. Good luck. And don't worry about the prototype overheating and exploding while you're out on the track. That *probably* won't happen.

There are two Hidden Beks standing by a swoop bike to your right upon arrival, the Aqualish Phirk and their best rider Anglu, a Twi'lek female:

Phirk
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Phirk: Watch yourself out on the track, rookie. Every year we lose a couple of you first timers.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Phirk: We Beks are losing enough members as it is without having them die on the track. Just be careful… and good luck. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Phirk: It'd be a real shame if the Vulkars lost their newest rider because of one careless mistake. Yeah, that'd be a real shame.

If you lose a heat:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Phirk: I saw you out on the track. You're going to have to do better than that if you want to collect the champion's prize.

If you beat the best time in your first or second heat:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Phirk: You're pretty good, rookie. That was an impressive time you ran there.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Phirk: It might have stood up if it wasn't for Redros running the race of his life. Now we're all counting on you to get out there and beat his new time. You can't let the Vulkars win! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Phirk: But Anglu's better than any of you Vulkar riders. That last time she posted is going to win this thing for the Beks!

Anglu and Redros are the best riders out here, but with a little luck I think I can beat them this year.

Anglu
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Anglu: I've never understood why so many of you new riders make your first competitive start in the biggest race of the year.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Anglu: That accelerator Gadon slapped on your swoop will help, but I just don't think that will be enough. Plus there's always the chance it will explode during your run. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Anglu: You don't stand a chance against the more experienced riders. But if the Vulkars want to throw away one of their entries on you, that's fine by me.

If you lose a heat:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Anglu: You didn't look too bad out there, rookie. I'm not saying you looked good, mind you… only that you didn't look bad.

If you beat the best time in your first or second heat:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Anglu: Not too many riders can post a time as low as you did, rookie. Too bad it didn't stand up.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Anglu: Normally I can match Redros run for run, but he had the race of his life today. If anyone's going to beat him it's going to have to be you and that prototype accelerator. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Anglu: When will you Vulkars learn that I'm the best swoop rider on Taris? None of you has a chance against me.

I can't talk right now. I need to prepare myself if I want to end up in the winner's circle.

There are two Black Vulkars standing by a swoop bike to your left upon arrival, the Rodian Doba and their best rider Redros:

Doba
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Doba: Hey, look at this: fresh meat on the track. Well don't get your hopes up, rookie… no first year rider has ever won the swoop racing season opener.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Doba: Gadon must be getting desperate if he's grabbing first timers off the street. When we Vulkars win this year, it'll be over for you Hidden Beks! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Doba: You might have an edge because of that prototype accelerator Kandon gave you, but it won't help if it blows up while you're out on the track.

If you lose a heat:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Doba: Well, you didn't get yourself killed out there rookie, but your time isn't going to get you into the winner's circle.

If you beat the best time in your first or second heat:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Doba: I've got to give you credit… you put in a solid run, rookie. There's no way I could match your times.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Doba: But you can't compete with Redros. He's the best rider we've got. He's a lock to win the champion's prize with the race he just ran! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Doba: But Anglu's knocked you off the leaderboard. The Beks are going to win this thing unless you get out there and beat her time with that souped-up swoop of yours.

Don't bother me... I've got to stay focused if I want to compete with the likes of Anglu and Redros.

Redros
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Redros: Another rookie in the track, eh? Give you punks a helmet and a swoop bike and suddenly you all figure you're racers.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Redros: But judging by the look of you I'd say I don't have much to worry about. The Beks are really scraping the bottom of the barrel now. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Redros: But the only reason you're here is because I passed on that prototype accelerator. It's too unstable, and you can't collect the champion's prize if you're dead!

If you lose a heat:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Redros: I figured you weren't nothing special, rookie. And after watching your last run I see I was right.

If you beat the best time in your first or second heat:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Redros: You had an impressive run there, rookie. But it wasn't good enough, was it?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Redros: I'm twice the rider you'll ever be, rookie! You can go out there for another run if you want, but why bother? You'll never match the time I posted! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Redros: Anglu's already got you beat. It takes more than a souped-up swoop bike to make a champion, so I guess I'm going to have to win this thing for Vulkars!

You again? Look, I plan on winning this thing so I can't be wasting my time talking to some rookie!

However, you can ignore both gangs and go to speak to the Race Announcer ahead of you to race. After each heat, the mechanic speaks to you again. If you fail to get the best time in your heats:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: Okay, not too bad for your first ever race. You didn't get the time you needed, but for a rookie you did pretty well. That prototype accelerator held up okay, too. It's running a little hot, but nothing to worry about. Not yet, anyway. Now that you've got a race under your belt you should be able to blow the field away. Good luck… we're counting on you.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: Good run, good run. You didn't post the top time, but that's okay. I checked out your swoop and you should be okay for a few more runs at least. Remember, avoid the obstacles, hit the accelerator plates on the track and switch gears when the engine revs get high. Don't worry… you'll get that top time yet! I know you won't let us down. Now get back out on that track and show these punks how to ride!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: I really thought that last race was going to be the one, but looks like you'll have to go out again. But you better get the job done soon… that accelerator isn't doing too well. It's still running with full power, but it's running way too hot for my liking. I've tried to rig up a cooling system to hold it together for another run or two. Beyond that though… I'm not trying to put any extra pressure on you, but my gang's got a lot riding on this race. So bear down, focus and go get that time we need!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: I see you struggling out there and it isn't pretty, but don't you worry. I've got a trick or two up my sleeve. You're in good hands with me. I made a few modifications to that accelerator. I rerouted the power from the cooling system to give an extra boost to your swoop's speed. But cranking the speed made the accelerator even more unstable than it used to be. In other words, you're either going to win this race or go out in a blaze of flaming glory.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I don't want to die out on the track!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: Look, we're running out of time. That accelerator's one step away from being scrap metal. You've got to take some risks if you want to collect the champion's prize!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Forget it… I'm not racing anymore.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: I don't think you'll back out now. Word is you've got an unhealthy interest in that female Republic officer Brejik's offering as a prize. The only way you'll get her is if you put up the best time. So quit sulking and start racing like you mean it!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Don't worry… I'll win this thing!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: That's what I like to hear! Just remember, this is your last chance. That accelerator won't hold together for another race… we'll be lucky if it doesn't explode in this one! But don't you go worrying about that. You just stay focused on that finish line. Good luck… we're counting on you.

If you still fail to get the best time in your fifth heat, it will be your last: the prototype accelerator finally overheats and your swoop bike explodes, killing you; you'll need to load game. Otherwise, If you get the best time in your first or second heat:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: You did it – you got the top time! You just beat racers who've been doing this for twenty years! This is amazing! Someone who's never ridden a swoop before today comes in here and… wait a minute. I don't believe this – look at the board!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: One of the Vulkars just beat your time! Who… ah, it was Redros. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: One of the Beks just beat your time! Who… ah, it was Anglu.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: I should have known. That's okay, the day ain't over yet and the accelerator's still holding together. You just have to get out there again and show them how it's done.

Race Announcer[edit]

The race announcer is a Duros standing behind a counter in the center of the swoop platform. To the left as you approach is a cage containing the champion's prize – Bastila! However, you can only speak to her Vulkar guard, who reveals why she's unresponsive:

No one's allowed to talk to the prisoner. Brejik's orders. She wouldn't hear you anyway: she's got a neural disruptor collar on to keep her under control.

Speak to the race announcer to race:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: You're here to race, right? Okay, let's see who your sponsor is…
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: Ah, you're riding for the Hidden Beks I see. Always liked them… I hope they can show these Vulkars a thing or two. But I digress. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: Ah, you're riding for the Black Vulkars I see. Used to be nobody could challenge the Hidden Beks at this race, but now you Vulkars are the team to beat.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: Okay, you're registered now. Good luck, and try not to get yourself killed. We've only lost one rider today and we want to keep it that way. Whenever you're ready you can hit the track.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. I need to take care of something first.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: Okay. Just come back and see me when you're ready to hit the track.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: Back again, I see. So, are you ready to hit the track? Not literally, of course. We've already lost one rider that way today.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. What happened to the rider you lost?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: Same as usual – he was pushing himself beyond his limits and he hit some debris on the track. The deflectors kept him from crashing, but the force of the impact jarred him from his swoop. Don't worry… they scraped what was left of him off the track already. Just remember to hang on and you should be okay. You can hit the track whenever you're ready.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. What's the time to beat?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: Well, Redros has the best time so far: 0:38:43. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: Well, Anglu has the best time so far: 0:38:43.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: Good, but not the best I've ever seen. I don't know if it will stand up.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I want to race one of my heats.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: Okay, let's get you out on the track.

So the time to beat is 0:38:43, but even if this is your first time swoop racing this shouldn't be at all difficult. It's best to just go straight, making no effort to avoid obstacles or fly over accelerator pads; as long as you accelerate from the start and switch gears when warned, you should beat this time very easily.

However, regardless of how fast your own time is, if you beat the previous best in one of your first two heats then the Mechanic informs you that it's been beaten by 0:00:25 (quarter of a second) afterwards. The next time you race, avoiding obstacles should be sufficient to beat the new time, but you can try maneuvering to fly over more accelerator pads as well just to see how fast you can go, if you want.

If you're unable to beat 0:38:43 in your first two heats, then beating it in any of your remaining three will win without having to race again. However, it's obviously quicker to finish the race in two heats.

Brejik[edit]

Once again the Mechanic is the first to speak to you after the race:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: You did it! You did it! In twenty years I've never seen anybody handle a swoop like that before! Nobody's going to beat that time – nobody!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: I guess Gadon knew what he was doing when he picked you to ride for us. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: I guess Kandon knew what he was doing when he picked you to ride for us.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: Now the only thing is to wait for the time to become official and go collect your prize.

The Race Announcer announces your victory as Brejik and two Vulkar guards arrive to present the prize:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you the winner of this year's swoop race! Put your hands together and show your appreciation for one of the most daring riders this swoop track has ever seen!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: Through your skill and courage you have proven yourself the premier swoop rider on Taris, and brought great glory to the Hidden Bek gang! Now, here to present the champion's prize: Brejik, leader of the Black Vulkars. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: And here to present the champion's prize is the leader of the Black Vulkars himself – Brejik!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Brejik: People – hear me! Before I present the so-called champion of the Beks with their prize there is something you must know: the winning rider cheated! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Brejik: I, Brejik – leader of the Black Vulkars – am honoured to award the victory prize to one of my own, once again proving the Vulkars are the premier gang of Taris! Well done – through your skill and courage you have proven yourself the premier swoop rider and brought great glory to the Black Vulkars! That's why it is with the greatest sadness that I have to inform you of a slight change in the prize I am offering for your victory.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. You're a damn liar, Brejik! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. You better not be trying to cheat me, Brejik! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What are you talking about? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. You better not be trying to cheat me, Brejik! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Save it, Brejik.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Brejik: Your swoop bike was using a prototype accelerator – clearly an unfair advantage! Because of this Hidden Bek treachery I'm withdrawing the Vulkar's share of the victory prize! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Brejik: When you hear what I have to say you'll understand. It seems the woman I offered up as a prize is more than just a Republic officer – she's actually a Jedi! I've had to equip her with a neural disruptor collar to keep her mind in a state of unfocused confusion just to make sure she doesn't use her Force powers to escape. Obviously, I can't turn her over to you – it would be far too dangerous to have a Jedi as a slave. But rest assured, I'll find some other way to compensate you for your victory.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Race Announcer: You can't do this, Brejik! You know the rules: nobody's allowed to withdraw a victory prize after the race. It goes against all our most sacred traditions!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Brejik: You old fool! Your traditions are nothing to me – I am the wave of the future! If I want to withdraw the prize and sell this woman on the slave market myself, nobody can stop me!
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: I might have something to say about that, Brejik!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Brejik: What? Impossible! You were restrained by a neural disruptor! How could you have possibly summoned the will to free yourself?
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: You underestimate the strength of a Jedi's mind, Brejik – a mistake you won't live to regret!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Brejik: Vulkars – to me! Kill this woman! Kill the swoop rider! Kill them all!
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: The Search for Bastila
Despite all odds, you managed to win the swoop race. However, Brejik refused to give Bastila to you as promised. Somehow you're not surprised.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 330 Won swoop race

Bastila has freed herself from the neural disruptor collar and cage, incapacitated her Vulkar guard and taken his Vibro Double-Blade. All but her and Brejik, his two Vulkar guards and Redros flee to the west end of the swoop platform.

Brejik
KotOR Model Brejik.png
Class Scoundrel
Level 7
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 2
Attribute
Strength 12 +1
Dexterity 16 +3
Constitution 10 0
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 15 +2
Charisma 12 +1
Attribute
Vitality 49
Force -
Defense 23
Fortitude 2
Reflex 8
Will 4
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack 9 -
Energy 3-8-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee
Attack 6 -
Physical 2-11-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Brejik's Gloves Brejik's Arm Band Military Suit Brejik's Belt Damage Resistance vs. Slashing and Bludgeoning5/- Blaster Pistol+ Vibroblade

Improved Scoundrel's Luck Sneak Attack IV Armor Proficiency: Medium Weapon Specialization: Blaster Pistol Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons Power Blast Rapid Shot Master Rapid Shot

None

Vulkar Guard
KotOR Model Vulkar Guard (Swoop Platform).png
Class Minion
Level 3
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 4
Attribute
Strength 13 +1
Dexterity 11 0
Constitution 12 +1
Intelligence 8 -1
Wisdom 10 0
Charisma 9 -1
Attribute
Vitality 21
Force -
Defense 10
Fortitude 2
Reflex 1
Will 1
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack 3 -
Energy 1-6-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee
Attack 4 -
Physical 3-13-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Blaster Pistol+ Vibrosword

Sneak Attack I Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons

None

Redros
KotOR Model Redros.png
Class Jedi Guardian
Level 1
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 2
Attribute
Strength 13 +1
Dexterity 12 +1
Constitution 10 0
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 15 +2
Charisma 12 +1
Attribute
Vitality 8
Force -
Defense 13
Fortitude 2
Reflex 3
Will 3
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 2 -
Physical 2-11-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Vibroblade

Jedi Sense Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons

None

Bastila is invulnerable at this point, so you can simply run back to the east end of the swoop platform and she'll kill Brejik and the remaining Vulkars; you'll still receive experience from those she kills, although this won't be recorded in Feedback. However, both Brejik and his Vulkar guards have Sneak Attack, adding 4-24 and 1-6 damage respectively to their attacks if they flank you or your back is turned: it's advisable to use an Energy Shield before retreating, particularly if saving levels.

Brejik has Damage Resistance: Resist 5/- vs. Slashing and vs. Bludgeoning, producing an effective barrier against melee attacks: using blaster pistols and rifles may be better, as may Grenades. Mines could also be set before your winning heat, although Bastila's invulnerability makes the use of explosives extravagant.

KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • Challenge Rating 7 Killed Brejik
  • Challenge Rating 3 Killed Vulkar Guard (2)
  • Challenge Rating 4 Killed Redros
KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Brejik

Now it's time to speak to Bastila for the first time:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: Well, maybe those bloody Vulkars will think twice next time before trying to keep a Jedi prisoner! And as for you, if you think you can collect me as a prize… Wait… I don't believe this! You're… you're one of the soldiers with the Republic fleet, aren't you? Yes, I'm sure of it. How did you end up racing for these swoop gangs?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. It's a long story. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Never mind that. I won the swoop race, and you're my prize. I own you now!
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: Well we don't have time for it now. We have to get out of here before the Sith show up to sort out this mess. Is there somewhere safe we can go? KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: You must have banked a turn too sharply, because it sounds like all the blood has rushed from your brain! I'm Bastila Shan, a member of the Jedi Order and a fleet commander for the Republic. Nobody 'owns' me! Now we don't have time for joking around. What are you doing here?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. My name's Name. I'm here to save you. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Winning the swoop race was the only way I could save you. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I've got somewhere safe to go. I was planning to take you there after I saved you from Brejik. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Whoa – slow down. I'm in charge here. Remember, I saved you!
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: Save me? Is that what you were trying to accomplish by riding in that swoop race? Well, as far as rescues go this is a pretty poor example. In case you hadn't noticed, I managed to free myself from that neural restraint collar without your help. In fact, it's more accurate to say that I saved you! Brejik and his Vulkars would have left you for dead if I hadn't stepped into that fight. You're lucky I was here to get you out of this mess!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I think you've got things confused. You were a helpless prisoner until I came along. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I didn't need your help with those Vulkars. I can handle myself!
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: I may have been a prisoner, but a Jedi is never helpless. Maybe you've heard of a little thing called 'the Force'? But I suppose I shouldn't be too hard on you. You did try to save me after all, even if it didn't go quite as planned. So let's get down to business – we're not out of danger yet. KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: Yes, I suppose you can. Well, I appreciate your attempt to save me – even if it didn't really go as you planned. But let's get down to business – we're not out of danger yet.
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: If I'm going to figure out a way for us to get off this planet I need to know what kind of resources we can draw on. First, are we the only two survivors left from the Endar Spire?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Hey, who said you were in charge here?
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: The Republic, for one. I was fleet commander, remember? But I don't want you getting all worked up over nothing. So tell me – do you have a plan to get off this planet?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. We don't have time for this. Carth is waiting for us. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Carth and I are already working on a plan to get off Taris. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. We aren't the only survivors. Carth Onasi is alive as well. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. No – but Carth and I will figure it something out! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I don't have a plan yet. Carth wanted to make sure you were safe first.
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: Carth Onasi is alive? Finally, some good news! Carth is one of the Republic's best soldiers. He's proved himself a hero a dozen times over! And he sent you here to save me? Maybe I misjudged you. Carth wouldn't have sent you if he wasn't confident in your… abilities. Forgive me – despite my Jedi training, I still tend to act a bit rashly sometimes.

If you did not get the items from Brejik's remains, Bastila will do so now.

KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: Please, take me to Carth right away. Between the three of us I'm sure we can figure out some way to get off this planet before the Sith realize we're here.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: The Search for Bastila
By winning the swoop race, you've managed to secure Bastila's freedom from the Black Vulkars. But neither Bastila nor you will be safe until you find a way to escape the planet. It's obvious your work on Taris is far from done.

Escaping Taris[edit]

You return from the swoop platform to your hideout, where you have another dream or vision of the female Jedi, who you now recognize as Bastila. After fighting and defeating the dark Jedi on what can now be seen to be the bridge of a ship, she's joined by three other Jedi as she confronts a hooded and cloaked figure who's just killed a Republic soldier.

KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: You cannot win, Revan!

Before they can engage in battle, the ship is fired upon by another and all are knocked to the ground. Bastila recovers, and looks over the still prone form of Revan...

Carth is happy to see both of you return:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: Bastila – you're alive! Finally, things are looking up. Now we just need to figure out a way to get off this planet.
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: You mean you don't have a plan to get off Taris yet? What have you been doing all this time?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. We were trying to find you, remember? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Don't worry. We'll figure something out. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I'm getting a little sick of your attitude, Bastila!
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: I see. Now that I'm back in charge of this mission, perhaps we can start doing things properly. Hopefully our escape from Taris will go more smoothly than when you "rescued" me from Brejik. KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: My attitude? It strikes me that you're the one in sore need of an attitude adjustment. I happen to be in charge of this mission, if you'll recall.
KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: I know you're new at this, Bastila, but a leader doesn't berate her troops just because things aren't going as planned. Don't let your ego get in the way of the real issues here.
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: That hardly strikes me as an appropriate way of addressing your commander, Carth. I am a member of the Jedi Order and this is my mission. Don't forget that! My Battle Meditation ability has helped the Republic many times in this war, and it will serve us well here I am sure.
KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: Your talents might win us a few battles, but that doesn't make you a good leader! A good leader would at least listen to the advice of those who have seen more combat that she ever will!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Both of you settle down! This isn't helping. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. He's right. You aren't showing much leadership ability right now, Bastila. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Carth! You can't talk to your commanding officer like that!
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: Yes… You're right, of course. I apologize, Carth. This has been a difficult time for me. Of course I'm happy to listen to your advice. What do you suggest we do?
KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: First off we can't get hung up on who's in charge; we all need to work together if we want to get off this rock. The answer's out there, we just have to find it. KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: You know, I had my doubts about this mission but I figured the Jedi Council wouldn't put you in charge if you weren't prepared. But here you are, acting like a spoiled child!
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: Well said, Carth. And the sooner we start looking the better; I've already been a prisoner of the Vulkars and I don't plan on being captured by the Sith. KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: I see. It's true that I don't have much military experience; perhaps I should not be so quick to judge. Very well, Carth: what do you suggest we do?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Don't worry. I won't let that happen! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Okay, so what now? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Let's go find a way off this planet.
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: I think we'll need some help getting off Taris. Maybe if we ask around one of the locals can help us out. We should probably start by asking around in the cantinas.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Escaping Taris
Bastila has been found, but you still have no way to escape Taris. Not only do you need the departure codes to get past the Sith blockade surrounding Taris, you also need to find a ship. You're probably going to need help from one of the locals to get off the planet.

Bastila speaks to you before you can do as she suggested, and exit to the South Apartments to start asking around in the cantinas for help escaping Taris. Upon exiting after speaking, a green Twi'lek male comes running from the east to speak to you:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Twi'lek: You there – human. You are the rider who won the Great Swoop Race in the Lower City, yes?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. That's right. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. You must have me confused with someone else. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. What do you want?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Twi'lek: No, human. I don't think so. I saw the swoop race: you were there. You posted the best time. You are the one I was sent to find. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Twi'lek: Me? I want nothing. I am only a runner. I work for the man who hired me.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Twi'lek: I have a message from Canderous Ordo. He says to meet him in the cantina.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Canderous? Isn't he that Mandalorian that works for Davik? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Why does he want to meet me?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Twi'lek: Yes, that's the one. Given his connections, you can see why it would be wise to attend this meeting.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Twi'lek: Canderous didn't say why he wanted to meet you. He only said he had an offer you couldn't refuse. Given his connections, you can see why it would be foolish to ignore his request.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Thanks for the message. I'll go meet him in the cantina. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Okay. I got the message. You can go now. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I'll think about it.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Twi'lek: A wise choice, human. I would advise you not to wait too long. Mandalorians are known for many things, but patience is not one of them. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Twi'lek: I would advise you not to put this meeting off for too long, human. Mandalorians are known for many things, but patience is not one of them.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Escaping Taris
A messenger has informed you that Canderous Ordo, a Mandalorian working for the local crime lord, wants a meeting. Although associating with a known felon may not be the wisest move, you do need all the potential allies you can get if you want to get off Taris. Canderous will be waiting for you in the cantina.

Purchasing a Droid[edit]

Canderous can now be found in the central hub of either the Upper City Cantina in the Upper City South, or Javyar's Cantina in the Lower City, to the left of the western exit to the Pazaak room. You need to speak to him before escaping Taris will be possible:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: I saw you in the swoop race. Very impressive. You seem like you know how to get results. That’s just the kind of person I'm looking for.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Who are you? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. What are you talking about? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Goodbye.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: Hold on just a second. Believe me, you'll want to hear this.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: My name's Canderous Ordo. I work for Davik Kang and the Exchange; the hours aren't great, but they promised me a fortune to work for them and I have nothing better to do. Mandalorian mercs like me are in high demand. But lately Davik hasn't been paying me what he promised. I don't like getting cheated, so I figure it's time for me to break the Sith quarantine and get off this backwater planet.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. How do you plan to do that? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Why are you telling me this?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: I've got a plan to escape Taris, but I can't do it alone. I need someone I know can get the job done to help me. That's where you come in.
KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: Careful. Mercs like this haven't a lick of conscience… they'll betray you in a heartbeat. This could be a trap. KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: You don't need to ally yourself with this… person. We should move on while we can.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: I ain't talking to you. I'm talking to your friend, aren't I?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: I saw you win that swoop race, and I started thinking. Anyone crazy enough to race like that is probably crazy enough to break into the Sith military base. I need someone to steal the Sith launch codes from the base. Without those codes any ship leaving the atmosphere will be disintegrated by the Sith fleet's automated defense guns.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What's in this for me? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Why should I help you?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: Here's the deal: you bring me those launch codes and I can provide the vehicle to get off the planet – Davik's flagship, the Ebon Hawk!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. How are you going to manage that? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Sorry, not interested.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: Uh-uh. Not yet. First, you bring me the launch codes. Then I'll tell you the rest of my plan. KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: Damn, you're stubborn! We both want off the planet, but neither one of us can pull it off alone! Bring me the launch codes and we'll both get what we want.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. How am I supposed to get inside the military base? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. How am I supposed to get inside the military base, again? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I'll be back when I get those codes from the military base.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: Good luck – you're going to need it. The entrance to the base is sealed tight.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: Getting in won't be easy: the Sith base is protected by an encrypted security system. It would take a top-of-the-line astromech droid to slice through it. Lucky for you I know just the place to get a droid like that. Davik was having one custom built by Janice Nall. Just tell her Canderous sent you and she'll sell you the droid. Then you can use it to get the launch codes from the Sith base.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Won't Davik get mad if I take his droid? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Why don't you do this yourself?
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: Davik paid for the droid, but I'm the guy he put in charge of this mission. He won't care how I come up with those codes.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: Normally I'd do this myself, but everyone knows who I work for. If I broke into the Sith base, they'd send an army down on Davik's estate to get those codes back. That's why I need you.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Okay, Canderous – you've got a deal. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Forget it – I don't trust you!
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: Look, I don't like working with strangers either but we don't have much choice. I can provide the ship, you can get me those codes. We need each other.

If you have Bastilla or Carth with you and this is the first time:

KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: I don't sense any deception from him, which is surprising. This may be exactly what we need. KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: Hmm. Much as I hate to say it, he's probably right. We're going to need that ship.
KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: I'm going to wait in Javyar's cantina. You come find me when you've got those launch codes and I'll make sure we both get off this rock. KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: Sooner or later you'll figure this out. Either we work together, or we both stay here stuck on Taris. Come back and speak to me again when you come to your senses.

Otherwise:

KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: I'm going to wait in Javyar's cantina. You come find me when you've got those launch codes and I'll make sure we both get off this rock. KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: Glad to hear it. I'll be waiting right here.

If you speak to him again:

KotOR Icon Canderous.png Canderous Ordo: I figured you'd be back. Neither one of us is getting off this planet until we work together. But we've got a small problem. I haven't heard of anyone breaking into the military base yet, so I know you don't have the departure codes. If you want me to help you, you've got to bring something to the table. So until you get those codes we really don't have much to talk about.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Escaping Taris
Canderous Ordo, a Mandalorian mercenary working for Davik will help you get off the planet if you break into the Sith military base and recover the planetary departure codes. A T3 droid could get you past the security doors, but it'll take more than that to deal with the Sith troopers inside.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Purchasing a Droid
Canderous has told you that Janice Nall has a droid in her Upper City shop that could get you into the Sith base. He said to just mention his name and she'll sell him to you.

Droids by Janice is in the southwest corner of the Upper City North, where you can now buy T3-M4:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Canderous said you'd sell the T3-M4 droid to me.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Janice Nall: Oh, Canderous sent you! Well why didn't you say so? Okay, the droid is ready. You can have it for 2000 credits.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I can't afford that.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Janice Nall: You're joking, right? You mean to tell me Canderous sent you to collect this droid for Davik and you can't pay? I find that hard to believe. But it's not my problem, is it? So... are you going to pay?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 5. I'll pass.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Janice Nall: Okay, that's your decision I guess. Seems to me Canderous wouldn't have sent you if he didn't want you to buy it, though. So, is there anything else I can do for you?

If you speak to her again about her droids:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Janice Nall: So you're interested in Davik's T3-M4 after all? Well, he's yours for 2000 credits.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I thought Davik already paid for the droid!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Janice Nall: He gave me a down payment, but the rest is due on delivery. If he sent you here to get the droid without giving you the final payment, that's between you and him. But I still need my 2000 credits.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Here you go. Easy 2. [Persuade] That price is outrageous! I’ll give you half.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Janice Nall: [Failure] Half? Are you kidding? This is *the* best droid you'll ever buy! The price is non-negotiable, even for one of Davik's agents. The price is firm – 2000 credits, take it or leave it. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Janice Nall: [Success] Half? If you're trying to rob me why not just stick a blaster in my face? On the other hand, I do want to stay on Davik's good side. Tell you what, he's yours for 1500.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Okay, here's the 2000 credits. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. It's a deal.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Janice Nall: Wow... look at you, big spender! Okay, the T3-M4 unit is yours. Pleasure doing business with you. A real pleasure.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 2000 KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 1500

Alternatively, If you're desperate or willing to move closer to the dark side of the Force, you can threaten her to get T3-M4 for free:

KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -4
4. [Persuade] Give me that droid for free, or Davik will close this shop down – permanently!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Janice Nall: [Success] Hey, I don't want trouble with Davik. Look, take the droid, he's yours. But the next time Davik wants me to do some custom work, he's out of luck!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. [T3-M4 has joined your party.]
[Left-click this response to go to PARTY SELECTION screen.]
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Purchasing a Droid
You've purchased the T3-M4 droid. If Canderous is right, it should be able to get you inside the Sith base.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 250 Purchased the T3-M4 droid

Beep. Beep. Beep.

Now that T3-M4 has joined your party, you can use him to gain access to the Sith Base to the north: once its door is open, T3-M4 can be removed from your party, although skill with Computer Use may be useful with the Reception Terminal just inside the base. Once you've entered you'll be unable to return to hideout or change your party selection without leaving the base, so do so from here if need be.