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Your first swoop race on Taris.

You're first introduced to swoop racing on Taris, where you must win the annual swoop gang race between the Hidden Beks and the Black Vulkars to complete the search for Bastila. Since competing and winning is mandatory it isn't difficult, but it serves as a tutorial before you can choose to take on the greater challenges (and rewards) of the swoop racing circuits of Tatooine and Manaan.

The Mechanic at the Swoop Platform runs over the basics of handling a swoop bike for the first time.

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: It's pretty simple, really. First, try not to crash into anything. There's debris and obstacles scattered all over the course, so watch out. All swoops are equipped with dynamic deflector systems, so hitting an obstacle won't cause you to crash. But it will shake you up a bit and slow you down. The track also has accelerator panels built into its surface. If you fly over one it'll give your swoop a boost of speed, so try to hit 'em when you see 'em. When the engine starts running hot you'll get a warning and you'll have to switch gears. Other than that just try to hang on. You'll be fine.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Okay, let's start the race! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Forget it. Let's just get to the racing!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Mechanic: Hold on... I better explain the rules to you. Each rider goes out on the track alone. At the end of the day, whoever posted the fastest time is the winner.
Left-click the mouse to accelerate and shift gears. Use the Movement keys (D and A) to avoid obstacles and hit the accelerator pads.

Tatooine Swoop Racing[edit]

Swoop Registration on Tatooine is in south central Anchorhead. Once you've signed up with Motta the Hutt after dealing with the track maintenance fee, you can speak to the Rodian track coordinator behind the counter by the west wall to hear what the track records are:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: Well, another swoop-jock come to give the track a try? It's just a 20 credit timing fee for recreational runs.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Can I hear what the track records are?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: We keep tabs on all active racers. Currently we have information on you, Garm Totryl, Yuka Rill, and Zoriis Bafka. Nico has withdrawn for the time being.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What do you have on me?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: Nothing yet. You'll have to put in some track time before we can record your results. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: You are the current track leader.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: Your best time was #:##:##. Your first time was #:##:## and the last time we have for you is #:##:##.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. What do you have on Zoriis?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: She is the current track leader with a time of 0:22:51. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: Her best time is 0:22:51, which you have beaten.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. What do you have on Yuka Rill?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: Yuka Rill's best time is currently 0:23:29. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: His best time was 0:23:29, which you have beaten.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. What do you have on Garm?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: His current best time is 0:23:90. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: You have made short work of his best time of 0:23:90.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 5. Let's go back to my other questions.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: Just don't keep me too long. Other racers might want to have a run down the track. Do you want a race?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Why is there a fee?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: Well, Motta pays for timing on official runs, but rec-runs are staffed by volunteers. They deserve a little something. Besides, paying for runs keeps usage down. That way we don't crowd the pros off the track.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I'd like to try an officially timed race.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: You'll have to go through Motta for that. He keeps track of all official standings at this track. There's money in it too. He pays riders for good times to encourage competition.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 5. No thanks. Goodbye.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: All right. Anyone else want to step up?

You can also pay for a recreational run, at a fraction of the cost of an officially timed race:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: Want to take an unofficial run around the track? You've beat everyone, I know, but it's good to keep your skills sharp. 20 credits.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I'll pay for a recreational run.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Track Coordinator: Very good. We'll have your bike put in position for the next time trial. Get ready, it won't take long.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 20

For an officially timed race, you must return to speak to Motta by the south wall. He can talk about the rewards (what the tiers are, what each tier pays, racing bonds and if there are any pro racers here) and give you the basics on how to race (including any hazards on the track):

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Ah, it's you again. So, is this about racing or business? One or the other, I've got no time for anything else. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: You again, hmm? I hope you plan to do better than your last race... not that I don't like taking your money.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Let's talk about swoop racing.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Yes, you'll be wanting to race. I'm sure you'll give the swoop fans a good show. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Looking to make up for your previous disgrace? If you keep losing, I'll have to reconsider letting you on my track. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Very well, but you've already proven your skill on my track. What else do you want?.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I want to talk about the rewards for racing.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Ah, I set up a quick three-tier system so people know where they stand. I pay for the first time to reach each tier. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: I give rewards for winning, not flitting around like you're chasing womp rats. My three tier system is not for the weak of skill. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: For you? Nothing. I've already paid you for all three tiers. There's no more. Nothing. Go hit another track.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Why aren't rounds used, like on Manaan?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Here on Tatooine we do things Motta's way. With Taris gone, there's no circuit governing organization to say I am wrong.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Why aren't rounds used, like on Manaan? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Explain what the different tiers are.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Tier one here is strictly amateurs. Might get a good race out of them now and then, but they aren't going anywhere. Reach Tier two and you show promise. You're still fodder for the pros, but you're pretty good. Tier three... only one of my local guys in that range. Nico. Good chance to go pro... if he knows what's good for him.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. What does each tier pay?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Tier one is 10 racing bonds. Tier two I pay 30 racing bonds. Tier three I give 80 racing bonds. You'll agree the amount is fair. I pay each level only once. I'm not here to support you. I only pay to encourage constant improvement.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What are racing bonds?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Racing bonds are monetary notes I issue so vendors know who my friends are. Any merchant will buy them. Each bond is worth 60 credits, give or take. It depends on the merchant.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Are there any pro racers here?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: There aren't a lot of pro racers *anywhere* with Taris gone. I'm going to try and build up one or two of my own. But, I suppose there are a couple of pros here. Some "has-been" and "never-were" types. That sort of thing. Zoriis Bafka is the best of the lot, outside my local champ Nico. Most racers in her league never stop here.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Let's go back to my other questions.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Hurry it up, I don't have all day.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Give me the basics on how to race.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: The track crosses the dunes of Tatooine. You will race against times set by other racers. There will be no other swoops on the track. Your bike likely has the standard five gears to shift through. As your speed increases, watch the indicators in the lower left to know when to shift. Shift at the wrong time and your swoop will accelerate poorly or slow down. Shift correctly and you will optimize your performance. You can also steer over "swoop boosters" placed along the route. These will increase your speed substantially for a short time.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Are there any hazards on the track?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: There are obstacles that you must watch for. Steering over rocks won't damage your bike, but it will slow you down.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 5. I'll be back later.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: All right, but don't make me regret giving you track access. I need racers that race! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Go then, but don't hog the track with rec-runs. I need my pros to keep their skills up. You depress them.

The rewards for winning each tier are as follows:

Tier Racer Time XP Racing Bonds Value
Yavin Other
One Garm Totryl 0:23:90 75 10 1560 600
Two Yuka Rill 0:23:29 150 30 4680 1800
Three Zoriis Bafka 0:22:51 525 80 12480 4800
Total 750 120 18720 7200

Once you're ready to race, there's the small matter of the racing fee:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Just set me up with a race.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Certainly. We just need to clear up the positioning fee. All racers pay the same before each officially timed race. 100 credits.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I already paid a maintenance fee. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Haven't I already dealt with this fee?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: The fee is due before each race. How else am I supposed to sponsor prize money at the level I do? I need to see some returns. I am investing in my riders, but I also need to see profit now. You'll agree with my logic. If you don't, you don't race.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Will you negotiate on the price?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: I don't feel that I need to. The price is reasonable. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: I have already given you a free race. Don't anger me by further insulting the reasonable nature of my prices. Pay or don't race.
Medium 1. [Persuade] I'll put on a good show. You'll make your money back.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: [Failure] The price has been named and you will pay it. I don't see why you should be exempt.

For your first race he can be persuaded to extend a discount to you, and he'll let you race for free if you use the Force:

Medium 1. [Persuade] I'll put on a good show. You'll make your money back. Low (Affect Mind) 2. [Force Persuade] You want to let me race for free.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: [Success] Eh, fine, I will extend this discount to you, if only to close your mouth. I'll have your bike moved into position. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: [Success] Maybe I will let you race once for free. Yes, I think I will. I'll have your swoop moved into position on the track.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: But I warn you, I have people to make sure I don't give too many favors. You won't get this discount again.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 50 KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 0

Otherwise, you must pay 100 credits for your first, and every subsequent, race:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I will pay the 100 credits.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: I admire that you are so eager to get back out there after your loss. Let's hope you do better. I'll have your bike placed in position. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Fine, fine. We'll have your bike brought to the starting position. Let's see what level of race we should give you.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 100

Each tier is a separate race, so even if you beat the third tier time in the first, you'll still need to race the next two tiers, costing minimum 200 credits. It takes money to make money...

If you fail to win the tier:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: And what do you call that, then? Winners draw the crowd, not lazy times like that. Are you sure you are up to the competition?

However, with practice it's possible to beat even the 0:22:51 third tier time, or even record sub-0:22:00:

Tier One[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: You'll go against Garm Totryl's time in the first tier. He's a local boy new to the sport. The time to beat is 0:23:90. Swoop racing fans, we have an official race about to commence! Make some noise for this new contender!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: You've passed the first tier and have earned 10 racing bonds. Not a bad showing for a beginner. You beat Garm's time easily. Take this, with my thanks. We'll see if you can do any better in tier two.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Tatooine Swoop Racing
You have won the first tier of races on Tatooine.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 75 Won first tier of races
KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Motta the Hutt
  • Racing Bond (10)

Tier Two[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Well, you made it past the first tier, so let's try the second. Yuka Rill is the current leader. The time to beat is 0:23:29. Attention! A second tier race is about to begin! Show your support for this up and comer!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: You passed the second tier and have earned 30 racing bonds. I'm beginning to think it was a mistake to sign you up. I suppose you'll be up against my local pro attractions in tier three next. You've already ruined Yuka Rill.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Tatooine Swoop Racing
You have won the second tier of races on Tatooine.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 150 Won second tier of races
KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Motta the Hutt
  • Racing Bond (30)

Tier Three[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Hmm... it's time to put you up against tier three. Let's see how you do against Zoriis Bafka, a pro. The time to beat is 0:22:51. Attention! Motta the Hutt presents the cream of swoop racing, a tier three match! Let this almost-champion know what you expect!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: It's a big payout for you. You shattered my track record and took tier three. 80 racing bonds was the deal. That's the last I'll be giving you, I hope. You're too fast for most of my racers.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Tatooine Swoop Racing
You are now champion of the swoop track on Tatooine, having won all three official time tiers.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 525 Won all three official time tiers
KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Motta the Hutt
  • Racing Bond (80)

If you talk about swoop racing after becoming champion and ask him to set you up with another race:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Motta the Hutt: Sorry now, I can't do that. You've won all three tiers and I'm not putting you in any more officially timed runs. I don't want my racers getting discouraged... and I don't have much interest in signing you. I think you'd be... difficult. Anyway, if you want to do any recreational races just for practice, talk to the track coordinator. He'll set you up.

Upon exiting swoop registration, a Twi'lek swoop fan outside has to get your autoprint:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Ganda Kaitoova: You! You're the one! You beat Zoriis Bafka's time? I have to get your autoprint.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. What? My autoprint? Are you serious?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Ganda Kaitoova: Sure I am! You are fast for a human, and once the races are running regular again, you'll be famous. Well, maybe you will. If you start winning on the real tour, I want to be able to say I saw you when you were just starting out. How about it?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Sure, why not? Scan away. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Go away, I don't have time for you.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Ganda Kaitoova: Really? That is great of you. You will be a fan favorite. Some of the racers sell their prints, but that is just rude. Here, just put your hand on this pad. Thanks again. I know I'll be seeing more of you, human. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Ganda Kaitoova: No? Why not? I just wanted to get a mark from the best new racer on the circuit. What is wrong with that? If you are so full of yourself now, I would hate to see what you would be like if the pro tour was back up. Keep your print, then.

Manaan Swoop Races[edit]

Swoop registration on Manaan can be found at the west end of Ahto East. The Maintenance Officer, the Selkath T'sslth, stands behind the north end of the registration desk in its east wall, where you can speak to him to book practice runs for a small fee.

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png T'sllth: Hello there. Are you looking to book the swoop course for a practice run? There will be a small positioning fee of 20 credits to have your swoop bike readied. KotOR Icon Dialog.png T'sslth: Welcome, Sector Champion. Would you like to book the swoop course for a practice run? For a small fee of 20 credits you can keep your skills in top shape.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I want an officially timed race.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png T'sslth: Please speak to the Course Regulator for information on challenging the current leaders in each race category.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Why is there a fee?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png T'sslth: We find that racers are more careful when they are funding the course with each race. Besides, we must defray maintenance costs somehow. And please, no haggling. I am not authorized to give a discount even if I wished to.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. No thanks. Goodbye.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png T'sslth: Very well. Goodbye.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I'll pay for a practice run.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png T'sslth: Certainly. Your swoop will be towed into position immediately. It shouldn't take long to begin the run.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 20
KotOR Icon Dialog.png T'sslth: That was a good run. You would do well in a tournament. Would you like another unofficial run? It would require another 20 credit positioning fee. KotOR Icon Dialog.png T'sslth: Very good, though I should expect no less from the Sector Champion. Would you like to race again? It would require another 20 credit positioning fee.

Before doing so, it's best to go down the short ramp to the door in the north wall labeled Swoop Racers Only to enter the Racers' Lounge and use the swoop records panel in the northeast corner, to be shown the times you need to beat:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Swoop Records Panel: MANAAN COURSE RECORD TERMINAL.
RESULTS ACCURATE TO LAST RACE.
ERROR: CIRCUIT RESULTS UNAVAILABLE.
SELECT SWOOP RIDER RECORD TO DISPLAY.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Show Personal results.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Swoop Records Panel: CURRENT STATUS: NO PAST RANKING.
FIRST COURSE TIME: #:##:##
LAST COURSE TIME: #:##:##
BEST COURSE TIME: #:##:##
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Swoop Records Panel: CURRENT STATUS: SECTOR CHAMPION.
FIRST COURSE TIME: #:##:##
LAST COURSE TIME: #:##:##
BEST COURSE TIME: #:##:##
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Show results for Queedle Molto.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Swoop Records Panel: CURRENT STATUS: NO PAST RANKING.
PERSONAL RECORDS PRIVATE.
BEST COURSE TIME: 0:23:82
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Swoop Records Panel: CURRENT STATUS: SECTOR CHAMPION.
PERSONAL RECORDS PRIVATE.
BEST COURSE TIME: 0:22:48
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Swoop Records Panel: CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE.
PERSONAL RECORDS PRIVATE.
BEST COURSE TIME: 0:22:48
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Show results for Hukta Jax.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Swoop Records Panel: CURRENT STATUS: SECTOR CHAMPION.
OFF-WORLD RECORDS LOST.
PERSONAL RECORDS PRIVATE.
BEST COURSE TIME: 0:22:50
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Swoop Records Panel: CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE.
OFF-WORLD RECORDS LOST.
PERSONAL RECORDS PRIVATE.
BEST COURSE TIME: 0:22:50
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Show results for Casandra Mateil.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Swoop Records Panel: CURRENT STATUS: ACTIVE.
OFF-WORLD RECORDS LOST.
PERSONAL RECORDS PRIVATE.
BEST COURSE TIME: 0:23:25
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 5. Exit interface.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Swoop Records Panel: INTERFACE TERMINATED.

The Course Regulator, the Selkath Sslamoth, stands behind the south end of the registration desk. He can talk about the rewards (what the rounds are, what each round pays and the current crop of racers) and give you the basics on how to race (including any hazards on the course):

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Greetings to you, off-worlder. Are you here as a spectator, or will you be entering the swoop field as a contender?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I am interested in racing. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Can you help me with information? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Tell me about what goes on here.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: I'm sure you are. We welcome all racers, regardless of professional status. We are trying to maintain a full field of competitors. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: I'm sorry, but I'm sure there are others that will have what you need. My duty is to organize the races, and I pay attention to little else. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: You must be very new to Manaan if you are unfamiliar with the swoop races. Our course is one of the most respected in the sector.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Of course, with the destruction in Taris, we're in a bit of a rebuilding phase. Our Sector Champion was one of the casualties there.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I won the season opener on Taris. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I have raced on Tatooine.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: I hesitate to believe that. Sith interference disrupted any holo-feed that might have verified your story. We only know that all on Taris were lost. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Perhaps you have, but that is not a recognized circuit track. Motta the Hutt is not a respected promoter, no matter what he says. He has also altered the payment structures set up for the swoop circuit. Of course, most of the governing circuit organization was lost on Taris.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I won the season opener on Taris. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I have raced on Tatooine. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I would like to sign on as a racer.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: You are welcome to prove your skill here, regardless of experience. The course is open to any that have the means to participate. 100 credits must be paid for each officially timed attempt that you make. This amount will be due before each race.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. I don't need anything. Never mind. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. I'm not interested in this. Goodbye.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: As you will. Please return if you have business related to the races.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Greetings again. Will you be racing today? We're always looking for serious competition for the established riders.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I want to talk about the rewards.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: I'm afraid your recent performance hasn't been worthy of payment. Improvement will be needed on your part. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: You have already achieved the pinnacle of the sport, and can't earn any more at this time. You'll be notified when more races are scheduled.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I want to talk about the rewards. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Go over the system anyway.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Races on the Manaan course are organized in the galactic standard three round system. Each round pays differently.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Tatooine uses tiers instead of rounds. Why the difference?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Tatooine is not recognized, and won't be while Motta insists on refusing to accept galactic standards. When the circuit is reestablished, he will fall in line.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Tatooine uses tiers instead of rounds. Why the difference? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Tell me what the rounds are.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Here on Manaan, Round One is the domain of hobbyists and amateurs. I mean no disrespect by that. They just can't afford the faster swoops yet. Round Two is populated by the beginner touring racers. They have decided to invest in the sport, and are attempting to make it pay. Round Three is usually only attainable by seasoned professionals. There have been exceptions, but only rarely.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. What does each round pay?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Round One pays 500 credits. Round Two pays 2000 credits. Round Three is 5000 credits. These are relatively standard values for the sport. Each round is paid out only once per tournament. The leader that shows dominance in all three is named Sector Champion.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Describe the current crop of racers.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Sparce. Taris took a great many good racers with it when it was destroyed. Including our Sector Champion, Sakul Ondondanax. Currently our biggest attractions are Casandra Mateil and Hukta Dax. They are the only touring professionals present for this tournament.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: But, even with such auspicious competition, Queedle is the racer getting the biggest responses. He's a local favorite, and very talented. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: The racer getting the biggest crowd response was a local underdog named Queedle, but he has decided to retire. A loss, to be sure. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: The biggest surprise of this tournament has been Queedle. He's gone from underdog to champion in short order. The crowd loves him for it.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Let's go back to my other questions.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Certainly. I'm always accommodating to the racers.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Give me the basics on how to race.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: The course is laid out in buoys across the ocean surface of Manaan. You race against times set by others, with no other swoops on the track. Your bike likely has the standard five gears to shift through. As your speed increases, watch the indicators in the lower left to know when to shift. Shift at the wrong time and your swoop will accelerate poorly or slow down. Shift correctly and you will optimize your performance. You can also steer over "swoop boosters" placed along the route. These will increase your speed substantially for a short time.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Are there any hazards on the course?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: There are obstacles that you must watch for. Steering over floating buoys won't damage your bike, but it will slow you down.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. I'll be back later.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Very well. I will tell our organizers to have the course ready for your return. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Of course, Sector Champion.

While the rewards for beating each round are always the same, the difficulty of doing so increases if you help Queedle upgrade his swoop bike:

Round Racer Time Racer Time XP Credits
One Queedle 0:23:82 Casandra Mateil 0:23:25 100 500
Two Casandra Mateil 0:23:25 Hukta Dax 0:22:50 200 2000
Three Hukta Dax 0:22:50 Queedle 0:22:48 400 5000
Total 700 7500

Once you're ready to race, you must pay the 100 credits racing fee. For your first race, it's always possible to use the Force to persuade him you don't need to pay, although you move closer to the dark side of the Force:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I'm ready to race.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Very well, but before we place your swoop in the starting position, I must collect the 100 credit fee. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Your persistence is admirable after your last race being such a disappointment. First I must ask that you pay the 100 credits racing fee.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I can't pay that much.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: I am sorry, but we cannot make exceptions. We find that racers are more considerate of the course if they have to pay for upkeep.
Low (Affect Mind) 4. [Force Persuade] I don't need to pay the fee.
KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
Sslamoth: [Success] Perhaps you don't need to pay the fee for this race. Yes, I think that is an exception we can make this one time. I'll warn you, though, I will not be able to offer this option again. My accounts are very closely monitored. Now, let's look at who you will be timed against.

Otherwise, it's easy to persuade him to reduce the first fee to 50 credits:

Easy 3. [Persuade] Lowering the fee would encourage new racers.
Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: [Success] I would tend to agree. We already have a number of racers that are struggling. I will drop the fee to 50 credits. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: [Failure] I'm sorry, but I can't make that exception in this case.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I can't pay that amount either.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: I'm sorry, but that it the best I can do at the moment. My accounts are closely monitored.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I'll pay the 50 credits. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I'll pay the 100 credits.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Very good, off-worlder. Now we must determine what time you will be trying to beat. Let's have a look at the standings.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 50 KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 100

However, 100 credits need to be paid before each subsequent race. Each round is a separate race, so even if you beat the time for round three in the first, you'll still need to race the next two rounds, costing minimum 200 credits. It takes money to make money...

If you fail to beat the round:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: That was... unfortunate. Your performance just now was not of very high quality. You will need to improve.

However, with practice it's possible to beat even the 0:22:48 final round time, or even record sub-0:22:00:

Round One[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Queedle is a local favorite, but this won't be much of a race. His swoop simply isn't professional quality. Time to beat, 0:23:82. Manaan swoop racing fans, we have a race about to commence! Show your respect as the newcomer challenges Queedle for Round One placing! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Casandra Mateil is your opponent for this round. Her time of 0:23:25 remains the respectable mark to beat. Racing fans, your attention! A new challenger will now attempt to unseat Casandra Mateil! Let them hear you!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Winners of the first round are paid 500 credits. It's enough to cover your expenses, but you'll have to keep racing to really make it pay. We'll record this for future reference, and wish you well on your attempt to reach Sector Champion.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Manaan Swoop Races
You have beaten the first round of races on Manaan.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Beaten first round of races
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Received: 500

If you speak to Queedle after beating him:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Queedle: Hello there. I... wanted to thank you for showing me I should get out of the swoop circuit. I just don't have what it takes. You beat my time easy, and you're not even a pro. I'm taking the hint and leaving before I lose all my credits in the sport. I really wanted to make a go of it... but I guess you can't always do what you want. Well, you can. Nice racing. Good luck on your career.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Why don't you keep trying? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. It's good to know your limits. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Quitter! Stand up for yourself! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. This sport doesn't need losers.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Queedle: It's too late for that. Maybe if I could have had one last good run... maybe if I could have upgraded my swoop. Ah, it doesn't matter. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Queedle: I suppose, but I wanted to go past them. Do you know that no Aqualish has ever taken Sector Champion? I had hoped... KotOR Icon Dialog.png Queedle: That won't work now, I think. You and all the other racers have outclassed me in every round. I just don't have the resources to compete. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Queedle: I guess it doesn't. I just couldn't compete with the professionals, or even the serious amateurs. I was never even in the running.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Queedle: Thanks anyway, but I'll be leaving now. Back to the processing job, I guess. This was fun while it lasted. Goodbye. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Queedle: Ah, it's too late for that. Maybe if I'd got some swoop upgrades... I don't know. It was fun while it lasted, but it's over. Goodbye. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Queedle: Maybe if I had been able to get my swoop upgraded... I don't know. It's too late now. It was fun while it lasted, but it's over. Goodbye.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Manaan Swoop Races
You beat his first round time, so Queedle has decided to quit racing. Whether it was time or money, he thinks he just doesn’t have what it takes to compete with the professionals.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Queedle: I had fun for a while, but I just can't compete without upgrades. I'll leave it to you professionals. Goodbye.

Round Two[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Casandra Mateil is your opponent for this round. Her time of 0:23:25 remains the respectable mark to beat. Racing fans, your attention! A new challenger will now attempt to unseat Casandra Mateil! Let them hear you! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Hukta Jax is your opponent now. His time of 0:22:50 is your mark. I trust you are ready? Manaan race fans! A new contender now addresses the time of Hukta Jax! A race to end all races! Beginning now!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: A second round win is worth 2000 credits to you. Many racers bow out when they reach this level, but I have a feeling you won't. The next round of races will determine Sector Champion. You'll have to be flawless to achieve that.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Manaan Swoop Races
You have beaten the second round of races on Manaan.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 200 Beaten second round of races
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Received: 2000

Round Three[edit]

If Queedle has not upgraded his swoop bike:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I'm ready to race.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Er... before you do... your next race would be against the leading time set by racer Hukta Jax. He was very insistent that you speak with him first. Please, try not to anger the Gamorrean. He could prove troublesome, and we don't want the scandal of having to jail professional swoop racers.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Where is he?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: He will be in the Racers' Lounge, the room just to the east.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Manaan Swoop Races
The race organizer on Manaan says that the current Sector Champion Hukta Jax wants to speak with you before you do another official race.

Go down the short ramp to the door in the north wall labeled Swoop Racers Only to enter the Racers' Lounge and speak to the Gamorrean:

Dialog
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Hukta Jax: Yeah, you come talk to me. I got something to say to you, little racer. Hukta Jax doesn't like how fast you go.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Hukta Jax: I told you once already, and I want you to remember; you don't win the Sector Champion spot. If you do, there will be trouble.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I will race, and I will win. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I don't want any trouble... KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I'll think about what you said. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Try anything and you'll end up dead!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Hukta Jax: Then you and Hukta Jax are gonna have problems, I promise you that. You was warned, fair and square. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Hukta Jax: Then you is smarter than you look. I likes it when people are reasonable. Just stay away from the track. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Hukta Jax: Sure, you think. While you do that, stay away from the course. I's can make things very bad for you. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Hukta Jax: Maybe you end up dead first. Maybe it will be painful, too. I don't like when people don't do what they should. You win and you get hurt.

Ignore the warning about winning:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Hukta Jax is your opponent now. His time of 0:22:50 is your mark. I trust you are ready? Manaan race fans! A new contender now addresses the time of Hukta Jax! A race to end all races! Beginning now! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: This will be an exciting race, I think. You are going against Queedle's new time of 0:22:48. He's the solid crowd favorite now. Attention fans! A new contender will now face the time set by your resident champion Queedle! Excitement is guaranteed!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Greetings, Sector Champion. You have proven a spectacular racer, despite the near-lawless taunting of Hukta Jax. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Greetings, Sector Champion. You have proven to be a spectacular racer, even defeating Queedle's improved time.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: You have won a great deal of money. The payment for becoming Sector Champion is 5000 credits! That will be the last amount offered for now. When we begin a new round of races we will make certain you are notified.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Manaan Swoop Races
You have beaten the third round of races on Manaan, and become Sector Champion.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 400 Become Sector Champion
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Received: 5000
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: Welcome back, Sector Champion. I'm sorry, but no new races have been scheduled yet. You will be notified when they are.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I'm ready to race.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sslamoth: I'm afraid there are no rounds currently in need of completion. As Sector Champion, you will be notified if further races are to take place. You can feel free to speak with the track Maintenance Officer to book a practice run, but it won't be officially timed. There is a small fee for practice runs, but it is significantly less than for official races.

If Hukta Jax was still Sector Champion and you speak to him again:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Hukta Jax: Hukta says you earned a big enemy. You should have lost when you was told to lose! Now something's gotta be done! Not here, because Selkath cameras are watching. I's too smart for that. I get you when you least expect. You just wait.