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Yavin on the Galaxy Map

Yavin station is available on all systems, but only as downloadable content (DLC) on Xbox. It's inhabited by Suvam Tan, a Rodian inventor and merchant whose inventory includes some of the best items in the game; he also offers the best price by far for any items sold to him, so he should be your first port of call after leaving Dantooine, and any other time you want to sell unwanted items.

Only when you disembark can three of your party be asked if they know anything about this place - they don't:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Do you know anything about this place?
KotOR Icon Bastila.png Bastila: There's nothing I could say that would be helpful, I'm afraid. KotOR Icon Carth.png Carth: I don't really know much about this place, sorry. KotOR Icon Jolee.png Jolee: No more than you. Get going.

Ebon Hawk[edit]

You enter the Yavin station at the west end of its airlock. Using an access panel mounted on the south wall to the right opens the door behind you to the Ebon Hawk: similar access panels open three doors to the east. However, the first time you use the third panel to the east, the door doesn't open and the Rodian Suvam Tan appears on screen. The quickest way to get him to open the door is to persuade him to do so using the Force at the first opportunity:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: There we go.

He returns to wander around his workshop beyond the door.

Suvam Tan, alone in his workshop... well, almost. Damn gizka...

The east wall is a window through which Yavin and one of its moons can be seen, blue and to the right: a short ramp leads up to it, and two other ramps lead up to doors in the north and south walls. If you try to use one of the access panels mounted beside each door on the east side:

Access Denied.

There's also a gizka, a little reptilian rabbit-like creature, in the workshop. Suvam Tan will comment on it if you don't speak to him:

Damn gizka...

You can interact with it, moving closer to the dark side if you kill it:

KotOR Icon Dark.png Dark Side Points Gained: -2
Killed Gizka
KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received:

Once you've interacted with it in any way you can tell Suvam Tan:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. I think you have gizka loose...
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Yeah I know... Some damn smugglers must have brought them and one escaped. Good luck trying to get them all, though. Those things breed like... like gizka! If you see any around, just squish the damn thing!

Suvam Tan[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Hm... you don't look like I thought you would. Too... human. Don't see many of your kind out here at all anymore... not since the war at any rate. What brings you here?

To get down to business as quickly as possible, you should say it's none of his business, then that you'd like to ask him something else, but you're not really interested in more questions and you'll be leaving now, before speaking to him again. However, if you want to explore dialog that won't be available if you speak to him later, then do not ask him to tell you about this system; himself, what he's doing here or why did he come here to the station; Trandoshans, smugglers or 'something else':

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Exar Kun? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. What are you doing here, then?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Eh? What?

Otherwise, all remaining questions can be asked when you next speak to him:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: I was wondering when you'd want to talk again. What brings you here this time? KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: What do you want? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 6. I'm not really interested in more questions right now.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Eh? Sure, sure.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Do you have anything you'd be willing to sell me?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Yeah, I have a few things kicking around the place. Stuff the Trandoshans and smugglers have brought for me to look at, and a few things I've been making from parts. They aren't cheap, though. They pay a lot for what I can make, and anything I sell to you I can't exactly sell to them, now can I? But if you're willing to pay, I've got a few of my more advanced things you can look at. I'm always working on more, so you can check back some other time if I don't have what you want right now.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Here, have a look.

However, before buying anything it's worth asking if he happens to play Pazaak and then defeating him 10 times for a 20% discount. If you're not willing or able to do that, then asking him a few questions to tell you about this system gives you a 5% discount if you can persuade him using the Force:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I'd like to ask you a few questions.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Eh? Well, what do you want to know?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Tell me about this system.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Well this gas giant here is Yavin, and it's got a whole bunch of moons around it. The only really interesting one is Yavin IV, though, and it's been pretty much picked clean.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. What about this station? KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Why are you here?
Impossible 3. [Force Persuade] You want to give me all your inventions. Impossible 3. [Force Persuade] Give them to me.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: [Failure] I... What? No I don't! I don't know what you're trying to pull, but don't do it again! Now do you want to buy something or not? KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: [Failure] Sure, I can just... What? No, no, I can't do that. You trying to trick me or something? Don't try stuff like that around here, kid. It won't work.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. I'm not interested in that right now. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Let's see what you have. Low (Affect Mind) 3. [Force Persuade] You can cut me a deal.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: Suit yourself, suit yourself. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: [Success] Well, yeah, sure, I guess I can. You have a good face I think.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: A little odd, perhaps... but good.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: Here, have a look.

Otherwise, you can ask him to tell you about the Great Sith War and Exar Kun:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. Tell me about the Great Sith War.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Not much to tell. The Sith Lord Exar Kun tried to take on the galaxy. He lost, of course. They always seem to.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Tell me about Exar Kun.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Exar Kun was a Jedi... to start at least. He came here to Yavin and landed on the fourth moon... the one you can see through the window. There were some ancient Sith temples there, and in them Exar Kun gained terrible powers. He raised the Sith and waged a war against the Republic... much like what seems to be happening today. But Exar Kun was far more powerful than any Sith Lord who has come since. The very ground trembled beneath his feet and when he looked at you, you just... just... But that's all in the past now. I've got my life of staying here and tinkering with the stuff I've found in the ruins and the things the Trandoshans bring me.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Tell me about yourself.

You can also ask if he knows anything about ancient Star Maps or the 'Star Forge', how he knew Davik, and who are the smugglers and Trandoshans:

Pazaak Rules[edit]

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. You don't happen to play Pazaak do you?

If you don't have a Pazaak deck, it's easy to persuade him to give one using the Force:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. I don't have a deck. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Can I buy a Pazaak deck off you?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Hm... well I have a couple extras. I could sell you one for 100 credits. You want it? KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Sure, it'll be 100 credits.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Here you go. Low (Affect Mind) 3. [Force Persuade] Give me the deck.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Thanks. Here's your deck. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: [Success] Damn, I don't really need the money anyway. Here, take it.
KotOR Icon Credits.png Credits Lost: 100
KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Suvam Tan
  • Pazaak Deck

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

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Now I'll show you how to play.

Once you have a deck, you can play:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Interested in a hand of Pazaak?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Sure, if you want. I don't play for small amounts, though, so if you want to play, it's for keeps. KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Sure, if you want. You've already proven that I'm no match for you, but if you want a few free games just to play...
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 1. Let's play. KotOR Icon Dialog.png 2. Some other time.
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tam: Eh? Sure, then. Some other time. Is there anything else you'd like right now?

Inventory[edit]

Suvam Tan's items cost a lot of credits, so it's worth getting a discount if at all possible: using the Force only persuades him to reduce costs by 5%, but 10 Pazaak wins result in a 20% discount which can save you thousands (perhaps even tens of thousands) of credits. Items can also be sold to for 65% of their base cost, which is 2.6 times higher than any merchant not on Taris (and still at least 62.5% more than those that are).

After acquiring a third Star Map, more items are added to inventory, any item bought is replaced and any sold is removed; the same applies after acquiring the fifth and final Star Map. If you don't travel here every time, you can simply enter and exit the Ebon Hawk to update.

First Star Map[edit]

Suvam Tan
Buy Item Cost Affect Mind -5% 10 Pazaak wins -20% Amount
Light Exoskeleton 10000 9500 8000 1
Baragwin Shadow Armor 6000 5700 4800 1
Advanced Stabilizer Gloves 8500 8075 6800 1
Advanced Sensory Implant 3500 3325 2800 1
Advanced Bio-Stabilizer Implant 3000 2850 2400 1
Baragwin Droid Shield 4000 3800 3200 1

Each time you return before acquiring a third Star Map:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: I was wondering when you'd want to talk again. What brings you here this time?

Third Star Map[edit]

If you return after acquiring a third Star Map, then you'll find Suvam Tan being confronted by two armed Trandoshans:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: Here, I'll let you look at some of the stuff I was saving for them. I'm definitely not going to give this to them now!
Suvam Tan
Buy Item Cost Affect Mind -5% 10 Pazaak wins -20% Amount
Environmental Bastion Armor 22000 20900 17600 1
Light Exoskeleton 10000 9500 8000 1
Baragwin Shadow Armor 6000 5700 4800 1
Heavy Exoskeleton 20000 19000 16000 1
Baragwin Assault Blade 9000 8550 7200 1
Baragwin Assault Gun 15000 14250 12000 1
Baragwin Ion-X Weapon 12000 11400 9600 1
Advanced Bio-Stabilizer Mask 6000 5700 4800 1
Advanced Stabilizer Gloves 8500 8075 6800 1
Advanced Combat Implant 7000 6650 5600 1
Advanced Sensory Implant 3500 3325 2800 1
Advanced Bio-Stabilizer Implant 3000 2850 2400 1
Composite Heavy Plating 3000 2850 2400 1
Baragwin Droid Shield 4000 3800 3200 1
Baragwin Flame Thrower 3000 2850 2400 1
Baragwin Stun Ray 3000 2850 2400 1
Baragwin Shield Disruptor 3000 2850 2400 1

Each time you return before acquiring the fifth and final Star Map:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: It's a lot better seeing you than those Trandoshans again. There anything I can do for you now, though?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png 4. What did those Trandoshans want?
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: They want me to give them more of my inventions... stuff that I haven't even finished working on yet! Ever since Davik went down, the Exchange has been a non-factor in these parts. The Trandoshans are trying to muscle in on all the old Exchange businesses now. Maybe I can still work something out with them... Thank you for being here, though. It might have gone less... pleasantly if you hadn't shown up. Is there something else you want?

Fifth Star Map[edit]

If you return after acquiring the fifth and final Star Map, the Trandoshans are also back... in force:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Trandoshan: We're here to teach you a lesson, Suvam. And you as well, human. Unfortunately, you won't live to correct your mistakes.

Suvam Tan may be invulnerable but he still cowers in fear for the duration of the fight. All seven Trandoshans can use up to three Thermal Detonators each, so your first priority should be to move into melee range as soon as possible. The two Trandoshans flanking Suvam Tan to the east use two Vibroswords each:

Trandoshan
KotOR Model Trandoshan (Melee).png
Class Soldier
Level 14
Alignment 20 (dark)
Skills
Awareness 13
Treat Injury 13
Attribute
Strength 20 +5
Dexterity 16 +3
Constitution 18 +4
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 16 +3
Charisma 10 0
Attribute
Vitality 164
Force -
Defense 28
Fortitude 13
Reflex 7
Will 7
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Energy --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 18 18
Physical 9-199-19
Threat 19-20,x219-20,x2
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Vibrosword(2) +Advanced Medpac Antidote Kit(2) Thermal Detonator(3)

Master Toughness Uncanny Dodge Master Two-Weapon Fighting Weapon Specialization: Melee Weapons Master Power Attack Master Flurry Master Critical Strike19

None

Two others using a Heavy Repeating Blaster at range and a Vibrosword in melee combat stand to the west, while three others like this stand at the top of each of of the ramps at the east end of the room:

Trandoshan
KotOR Model Trandoshan (Ranged).png
Class Soldier
Level 14
Alignment 20 (dark)
Skills
Awareness 13
Treat Injury 13
Attribute
Strength 16 +3
Dexterity 20 +5
Constitution 18 +4
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 16 +3
Charisma 10 0
Attribute
Vitality 164
Force -
Defense 30
Fortitude 13
Reflex 9
Will 7
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack 21 -
Energy 3-12-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee
Attack 18 -
Physical 7-17-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Heavy Repeating Blaster +Vibrosword Advanced Medpac Antidote Kit(2) Thermal Detonator(3)

Master Toughness Uncanny Dodge Weapon Specialization: Heavy Weapons Weapon Specialization: Melee Weapons Master Power Blast Master Rapid Shot Master Sniper Shot14 Improved Critical Strike17

None

KotOR Icon XP.png Experience Points (XP) Received: KotOR Icon Item(s) Received.png Item(s) Received: Trandoshan (7)

Medical items and grenades are only received if unused.

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: Those Trandoshan scum! They couldn't get more out of me, so they tried to kill me instead! Hopefully, I'll have time before they send someone else to investigate... maybe rig their ship to take off somewhere else... Thank you for your help, at least. I know I couldn't have taken them on my own. I'll let you look at my special stash. It's the stuff I wasn't showing them. It won't be cheap, but if you want it, you can buy it.
Suvam Tan
Buy Item Cost Affect Mind -5% 10 Pazaak wins -20% Amount
Environmental Bastion Armor 22000 20900 17600 1
Light Exoskeleton 10000 9500 8000 1
Baragwin Shadow Armor 6000 5700 4800 1
Heavy Exoskeleton 20000 19000 16000 1
Baragwin Assault Blade 9000 8550 7200 1
Mantle of the Force 25000 23750 20000 1
Heart of the Guardian 20000 19000 16000 1
Baragwin Heavy Repeating Blaster 19000 18050 15200 1
Baragwin Disruptor-X Weapon 16000 15200 12800 1
Baragwin Assault Gun 15000 14250 12000 1
Baragwin Ion-X Weapon 12000 11400 9600 1
Advanced Agent Interface 10000 9500 8000 1
Advanced Bio-Stabilizer Mask 6000 5700 4800 1
Medical Interface Visor 5000 4750 4000 1
Advanced Stabilizer Gloves 8500 8075 6800 1
Baragwin Stealth Unit 10000 9500 8000 1
Advanced Alacrity Implant 22000 20900 17600 1
Advanced Combat Implant 7000 6650 5600 1
Advanced Sensory Implant 3500 3325 2800 1
Advanced Bio-Stabilizer Implant 3000 2850 2400 1
Composite Heavy Plating 3000 2850 2400 1
Advanced Droid Interface 9000 8550 7200 1
Baragwin Droid Shield 4000 3800 3200 1
Baragwin Flame Thrower 3000 2850 2400 1
Baragwin Stun Ray 3000 2850 2400 1
Baragwin Shield Disruptor 3000 2850 2400 1

If you return:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: Eh? Oh, you're back again. Well, I don't know how much longer I'm going to be here. I keep thinking the Trandoshans will be coming back in force... and I don't want to be around when they do. I appreciate your help and all, but there's no way I can fight an army of those lizards, not even with your help.

Otherwise, after the following response you get another shot at the 5% discount if you can persuade him using the Force:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png 3. Good riddance!
KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: Eh? That's the kind of gratitude I get? Well, I should have expected it from you... I don't know how much longer I'll be here, so if you come around again and I'm gone, don't come looking. Hah! And don't expect me to leave all the good stuff lying around the place either. It's coming with me. If there's anything you want, now's the time to buy it 'cause there's no guarantee it'll be here next time.

Each time you return from now on:

KotOR Icon Dialog.png Suvam Tan: I know those Trandoshan lizards are waiting to strike again. Just a matter of time. What can I do for you?