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File:KotOR Map Upper City Cantina.png
Map of the Upper City cantina

Upper City[edit]

You enter from the Upper City at the east end of the Pazaak room, which has a Pazaak table in the middle. A door at the other end leads to the central hub of the cantina to the west.

Pazaak Rules[edit]

There are three people standing around the Pazaak table, to all of whom you can speak.

Christya is the closest to you, standing by the Pazaak table, to your left. There's no need to speak to her, although she'll flirt with a successful male player... and relieve you of some credits, if you're not careful.

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Sounds good to me! Here's 20 credits. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I don't have that much on me. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Sorry, not interested.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Christya: I love a man who's not afraid to spend his credits! I'll meet you in the tap room. Don't be too long – I'm not a patient girl. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Christya: Really? You must not be as good at Pazaak as I thought. Well, I'm not going to waste my time with some penniless gambler! Suddenly I find you very boring. Maybe I can find someone more interesting in the tap room. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Christya: What's the matter, you shy? Suit yourself. I'll be here if you change your mind, just waiting for a nice, rich Pazaak player to come along…
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 20

If she leaves for the tap room, when you follow her you'll find her speaking to the Tarisian noble mentioned later:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Christya: Wow, are you really a noble? You must be pretty rich, right? Is your family important?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Tarisian Noble: I can trace my lineage back five generations to one of the founding houses of Taris. In fact... uh, we seem to have unexpected company, my darling.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Christya: Oh, don't pay any attention to him. He's just some Pazaak player I met. He's not an actual noble, like you! C'mon, sweetie... let's go back to your mansion.

Past Christya is Niklos, also standing by the Pazaak table, to your left. You don't need to speak to him, but you can play Pazaak and wager for credits once you've bought a Pazaak deck from Garouk.

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Let's play.

Garouk stands at the corner of the Pazaak table to the northwest, on the opposite side to Christya and Niklos. You don't need to speak to him unless you want to buy a Pazaak deck and play Pazaak to try to win some credits:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I'd like a Pazaak lesson.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 50 KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Garouk
  • Pazaak Deck

This is a standard Pazaak deck, complete with side deck cards.

You can ask him some questions, but this isn't necessary:

Bendak's Bounty[edit]

Bendak Starkiller appears in the northeast corner of the Pazaak room after you've entered the lobby for the duel ring, to the right of some arena monitors on the north wall.

[There is no action in the duel ring right now, so the monitor is blank.]

Although you can speak to Bendak before you've even entered the duel ring, there's no real point until you've become Taris Dueling Champion:

If you've asked about the bounties while speaking to Zax in the Bounty Office of Javyar's cantina in the Lower City:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Bendak's Bounty
You've located Bendak Starkiller in the Upper City cantina, but it looks like the only way you can collect his bounty is if you manage to beat him in the duel ring. Of course, you have to become the Taris duel champion before he'll come out of retirement to face you…

Speaking to him again to challenge him to a duel is fruitless...

... until you've become Taris Dueling Champion:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Bendak Starkiller: What are you doing back here? You finally find the guts to meet me in a death match?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. You're on, Bendak! Name the time and place!

Search for Bastila[edit]

The western exit to the Pazaak room leads to the central hub of the cantina, populated by male and female Taris citizens who can comment, but cannot be engaged in dialog:

There's also Sarna, an off-duty Sith officer, standing to the right as you enter and, if he hasn't left with Christya, a Tarisian noble standing to the right of her:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Tarisian Noble: What? Why are you speaking to me? Can't you tell from my clothing that I'm of the nobility! Get away from me – I can't be seen talking with the common rabble. It wouldn't be proper for a man of my standing.

Invited to a Party[edit]

A male character should speak to the aforementioned Sarna; a female character should speak to Yun Genda, another off-duty Sith officer, standing to the left inside the entrance to the music room to the north: the dialog for both is almost identical, with only the names changing. If you speak to a character of the same sex:

Otherwise:

To progress you don't need to be persuasive, only sympathetic:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Sorry – I'm not trying to judge you.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sarna/Yun Genda: Ah, it's okay. I might have overreacted a bit. But can you blame me? Everywhere I look I see one of you Tarisians glaring at me with hate in your eyes.
Medium 1. [Persuade] You're just doing your job, right? I don't hold that against you. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. I'm not actually from Taris. I'm just stuck here until the quarantine ends.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sarna/Yun Genda: [Success] That's true, but people don't appreciate what we've done for them. We could have slapped a curfew on this whole planet, but we didn't. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sarna/Yun Genda: You're an off-worlder? Huh, I figured you'd be even more angry, being stuck on a foreign planet and all.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Being stuck on Taris isn't so bad... but the locals aren't much fun. Easy 1. [Persuade] Hey, we're both strangers on Taris. We have to stick together.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sarna/Yun Genda: You know, it's like everyone on this backwater planet is in a permanent bad mood. Don't they know we have to make the best of things? KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sarna/Yun Genda: [Success] You're right! It's like everyone on this backwater planet is in a permanent bad mood. Don't they know they have to make the best of things?
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Invited to a Party
You've been invited to a party by one of the Sith. According to the directions on your datapad they're getting together at an apartment on the east side of the North Upper City.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: The Search for Bastila
You've been invited to a party being given by one of the off-duty Sith officers. Going there might be risky, but it could also get you a step closer to finding Bastila.

The party is in the North Apartments, which are directly opposite the entrance to Upper City North from Upper City South.

Duel Organizer[edit]

The lobby for the duel ring, containing the duel organizer, is to the south. Arena monitors line its east wall, and two duel spectators stand in the northeast corner. As you enter, a scene plays as you watch a duel between Gerlon Two-Fingers and Deadeye Duncan:

[There is no action in the duel ring right now, so the monitor is blank.]

If you speak to the duel spectators they comment on the duelists, and you can also speak to the duelists (with varying degrees of success), although it isn't necessary to do so. Four of them are clustered together by the west wall:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Ice: Back again? Didn't you get the message last time – I'm not here to make friends. Talk to the Duel Organizer if you want a match, otherwise leave me alone.

Marl is the oldest, friendliest and most informative of the duelists (at least outside the duel ring):

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I want to ask you about the duelists here.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Marl: You've come to the right man. I've been dueling here for nearly twenty years and I remember every duelist who's been through this cantina. Of course, there are only five of us left now: Duncan, Gerlon, Ice, Twitch and me. Bendak Starkiller comes in once in a while, but he's retired now.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Tell me about Duncan. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Tell me about Gerlon. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Tell me about Ice.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 5. Tell me about yourself. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Tell me about Twitch. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 6. Tell me about Bendak Starkiller.

The current Taris Dueling Champion, a Rodian nicknamed Twitch, stands alone in the southeast corner by a First Aid container. If you try talking to him, it soon becomes clear why he has that nickname, and why he isn't mingling with all the other duelists:

KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: First Aid

The duel organizer, a Hutt called Ajuur, sits at the back of the lobby by the south wall. To join the Taris dueling circuit to try to earn experience and credits, and possibly collect Bendak's Bounty, approach and speak to him:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Okay, I'll do it.

Music room[edit]

The music room to the north hosts two Twi'lek dancers accompanied by three Bith musicians, with a couple of music room patrons and a couple of Taris citizens.

Aside from the aforementioned Yun Genda standing to the left inside the entrance, Jergan stands to the right. If a male character speaks to him then the dialog is brief, but he automatically talks to a female character as you enter, and can be revealed as something of a con man:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Jergan: The exotic beauty returns. Hello again, my dear. Have you changed your mind? Do you want to take me up on my offer? Just twenty credits and I can arrange a meeting with the band.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I want to meet the band. Here's twenty credits.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Jergan: Excellent. Wait here while I go set it up with my contact. I'll give him your credits, then I'll come back out and take you to meet the band.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 20

If you do take him up on his offer, he leaves with your twenty credits and an angry woman comes up to speak to you:

There's no point speaking to any of the Bith musicians, but trying to speak to either of the Twi'lek dancers suggests you didn't lose anything other than money (and dignity):

[The musician is too busy playing to pay any attention to you.]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Twi'lek Dancer: You may be a big celebrity and all, but I'm trying to earn a living here! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Twi'lek Dancer: You may be a big celebrity and all, but I'm trying to earn a living here!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Twi'lek Dancer: Don't bother me while I'm working... I get paid to dance, not to talk.

Tap room[edit]

The bar to the west is frequented by a couple of Sith patrons, a couple of Taris citizens and a noble youth, all tended by a waiter.

I'm sorry. I'm too busy to talk. I have to get these drink orders to the customers!

There's also Gana Lavin, standing by the south wall.

Easy 1. [Persuade] I'm sorry, don't get upset. I'll go get that drink.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Gana Lavin: [Success] That's better! Now hurry up with our order!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Waiter: Here are your drinks, Miss Lavin. I apologize for the delay.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Gana Lavin: Don't bother me... I don't speak to the help.

This is the only outcome that avoids violence once you walk out of the cantina. Otherwise:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Gana Lavin: [Failure] It's too late for apologies! Daddy's going to hear about this! You'll lose your job for sure! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I don't even work here! KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Shut up, you spoiled brat!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Gana Lavin: How dare you speak to me like that! Daddy's going to hear about this!

She runs off and out of the cantina. If you follow, you'll catch up with her just before the entrance to the Equipment Emporium, where she's now flanked on each side by a Rodian thug, both of whom attack you on sight (unfortunately Lavin herself takes no part).

You need a lesson on how to treat your social betters. Maybe you'll think twice before mocking me next time!

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

Vibroblade

Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons

None

KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received: KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Lavin Thug (2)

Help! Daddy!

She runs off and disappears in the direction of the apartments, never to be seen again.