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File:KotOR Screenshot Upper City North.jpg
Map of the north Upper City

Upper City South[edit]

You enter from the Upper City South in the southeast corner of the Upper City North. It's patrolled by Sith troopers and populated with a couple of protocol droids and Taris citizens like the men in the Upper City South, but there are also another Taris citizen, a couple of Taris merchants, and a child who may comment, but cannot be engaged in dialog:

Search for Bastila[edit]

Apartments[edit]

The exit to the North Apartments is directly opposite the entrance from the Upper City South, to the north (as you'd expect). Whether you've come here directly or after being invited to a party by Sarna or Yun Genda in the Upper City Cantina, this should be your first destination upon arrival in the Upper City North.

After opening the Upper City elevator to access the Lower City, an Ithorian and a taunting boy and girl spawn here. As you approach them, the Ithorian speaks to you, giving you a chance to receive a small amount of experience and move closer to the light side of the Force:

The Ithorian is saved if you get involved, or Mission, Bastila or Carth do so if you don't:

KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
2. Just because he's different doesn't give you the right to attack him!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Fine – I don't want to get involved. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Get out of here you punks or you'll be the ones in pain!
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: Well I will. You children get away… just because he is different does not give you the right to attack him! KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: Well, I will. You kids... get lost before I kick your sorry butts! Now, now beat it!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Taunting Boy: Come on – let's go. I don't want to listen to this alien lover anymore! KotOR Icon Dialog.png Taunting Boy: Ahh!! Run for it!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Ithorian: Among my people many believe all the Sith are cruel and heartless, but I see now that is not true.

Otherwise, you can move closer to the light side of the Force at the cost of a Medpac:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Ithorian: Thank you, human. I was returning from a visit with a work associate when those child humans attacked me and chased me through the streets.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. You should be okay now. I'm glad I could help. KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +4
2. You look hurt. Here, I've got a medpac. Let me help you.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Do you have any kind of reward for me helping you?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Ithorian: You are too kind, human. I thank you for your generosity. Most of your kind here on Taris care little for aliens like myself. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Ithorian: I am sorry, human. I wish I has a reward to give you to show my appreciation for your intervention, but I have no suitable reward on my person.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Ithorian: Once more, thank you for saving me from those human children. I must take leave of you now. My life mate will be wondering where I am.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 60 Drove away kids taunting the Ithorian

If no one gets involved, the boy kills the Ithorian before running away:

Lower City[edit]

Once you have Sith Armor from the North Apartments, travel to the west end of the Upper City North and turn north at the T-junction (being sure to use the south side of the walkway if you wish to avoid the drunk men on the north side). As you turn right around a hairpin bend, at its apex you'll see the elevator leading down to the Lower City in the east wall, with a Sith Guard to the right. If you try to approach it or speak to him:

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: The Search for Bastila
Your efforts to search for Bastila in the lower regions of Taris have hit a snag. The Sith guard at the elevator down to the Lower City won't let you past without a Sith uniform or the proper authorization papers.
Security Elevator Unlock 100 (80) Bash Resist - Vitality -

The elevator remains locked until someone equips Sith Armor and you approach or speak to the Sith guard again:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sith Guard: Another patrol heading down to the Lower City, eh? Good luck... I've heard it's pretty rough down there. There's a big swoop gang war going on, you know. You better watch yourself: those gangs will take a shot at anyone – even us! It's too bad we don't have the manpower to just sweep those slums clean.
KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: The Search for Bastila
Your Sith disguise has fooled the guard at the Upper City elevator, giving you access to the Lower City. Hopefully it will be just as easy to gain access to the Undercity so you can search for signs of Bastila's crashed escape pod.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 350 Fooled guard at Upper City elevator
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 50 Opened Upper City elevator

Sith Armor needs to remain equipped until you've taken the elevator to the Lower City. Aside from allowing access to the Lower City, opening the elevator door also spawns the Ithorian being taunted by a boy and a girl at the entrance to the North Apartments. After trading the Sith Armor for papers with Gadon Thek below, those need to be presented instead:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I've got my authorization papers right here. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sith Guard: Look, you've already shown me your authorization so you can go on down to the Lower City anytime you want. You don't have to keep bothering me. Just be careful down there. Those swoop gangs will take a shot at anybody. Even our Sith patrols have come under fire!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Sith Guard: Well why didn't you say so? Hmmm… everything seems to be in order. Okay, I guess you can go down to the Lower City. Just be careful down there. Those swoop gangs will take a shot at anybody. Even our Sith patrols have come under fire!

Droids by Janice[edit]

Droids by Janice is also at the west end of the Upper City North (be sure to use the south side of the walkway from the east end if you wish to avoid the drunk men on the north side). Turn south at the T-junction and open the door labeled Droid Shop to enter. Three incomplete droids are in bays in the south wall, while Janice Nall, a female Twi'lek, stands in a kiosk in the west wall with two utility droids to the left.

There's no need to come here until you've completed the search for Bastila, but buying T3-H8 gives you a chance to receive some experience, and perhaps receive a few more credits and move closer to the dark side of the Force:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Let me see your droids.

You can also ask her to let you see what she's got for sale, in her inventory:

Janice Nall
Buy Item Cost Amount Buy Item Cost Amount
Repair Kit 25 Infinite Sensor Probe 500 Infinite
Computer Spike 250 Infinite Computer Probe 500 Infinite
Parts 200 Infinite Security Interface Tool 500 Infinite
Droid Light Plating Type 2 150 Infinite Environment Shield Level 1 350 Infinite
Droid Light Plating Type 1 75 Infinite Stun Ray 300 Infinite
Basic Targeting Computer 500 Infinite Shield Disruptor 300 Infinite

You can ask her some questions about Taris as well, although this isn't necessary:

Purchasing a Droid[edit]

KotOR Icon Journal.png Journal Entry Added: Purchasing a Droid
You're interested in purchasing a T3-M4 droid, but unfortunately it's being held for another buyer. There is nothing you can do about it for now.

You can only buy T3-H8 if you have 50 credits and haven't already bought T3-M4:

KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 50 KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 110 Bought T3-H8 utility droid

Beep. Click. Whirr. Grind. Beep.

As T3-H8 crosses the threshold of the shop as you leave, it explodes. Naturally, you return to Janice to get a refund:

KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Received: 50

She can be persuaded to give something extra, although if you fail then you can move closer to the dark side of the Force by threatening her instead:

Medium 2. [Persuade] I think you should give me something extra for all the trouble. KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
2. [Persuade] Maybe I'll just start telling people not to shop here. You'll be ruined!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Janice Nall: [Success] Well... I guess I did cause you some inconvenience. And I don't want to get a reputation for poor customer service... business is tough enough as it is. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Janice Nall: [Success] No! Don't do that. I... I can't afford that kind of hit to my business. We can reach some kind of compromise here.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Janice Nall: Here's 75 credits... I think that's more than fair. Now, is there anything else I can do for you?
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Received: 75

Drunk men[edit]

When traveling between the east and west ends of the Upper City North, you'll notice a multicultural trio of drunk men on the north side of the walkway. You can use the south side of the walkway to avoid them, but approaching them gives you a chance to move closer to the light or dark side of the Force (and in the latter case receive a small number of credits), unless someone is equipping Sith Armor:

KotOR Icon Light.png Light Side Points Gained: +2
1. [Persuade] Hey, guys, we can all be friends here. Let me buy you a drink.
Always 2. [Persuade] You'd better think twice about what you're doing. This might be more than you can handle.
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 60 Avoided fight with drunk men

They all wander to the east and stop at the junction. If you speak to them again:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Drunk Man: [The drunk waves sheepishly at you, but doesn't speak. He seems to be having trouble standing.]

Otherwise:

KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
3. If you're trying to pick a fight, you've got one!
Drunk Men
KotOR Model Drunk Men.png
Class Soldier
Level 1
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 2
Attribute
Strength 8 -1
Dexterity 8 -1
Constitution 8 -1
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 15 +2
Charisma 12 +1
Attribute
Vitality 4
Force -
Defense 9
Fortitude 1
Reflex -1
Will 2
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 0 -
Physical 0-5-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Clothing+ Short Sword

Weapon Proficiency: Melee Weapons

None

Any nearby Sith Troopers may fire upon them, and you'll still receive experience if any drunk man is killed as a result (although this won't be recorded in Feedback).

KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:

Gorton Colu[edit]

Gorton Colu stands at the northwest corner of the T-junction at the west end of the Upper City North, with an audience of a couple of Taris citizens:

Listen to me, people! There is a terrible scourge sweeping our planet! Heed my warning, before it is too late!
The evil walks among us! The enemy is here! We must act now before we are overrun with the vermin invaders!
A plague spreads through our streets! We cannot sit idly by while this pox infects our society!

You can ignore him, although if you want to find out what he's talking about then it can get particularly heated if Zaalbar and Mission are present:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Gorton Colu: It pains me to see that an alien lover such as yourself is still allowed to walk free! I've seen how the Sith operate… I know they will support my anti-alien policies! When the day of reckoning comes, you will suffer with the rest of the scum and alien lovers!

Sith Base[edit]

The entrance to the Sith base is to the north of the Upper City elevator, but there's no reason to go there until you've completed the search for Bastila and you're escaping Taris.

A ship takes off from the landing pad to the left of the Sith Base entrance.

If you try to open or use the door, you're informed of the following:

[This security door is sealed and cannot be opened using normal security skills.]

Security Military Base Unlock 100 (80) Bash Resist - Vitality -