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File:KotORII Map Mining Tunnels.png
Map of the mining tunnels

While T3-M4 worked on your Rescue in the hangar bay and fuel depot, your main character waited with Atton by the administration level's computer:

Atton: So, uh, how long have you been a Jedi? Must be tough, you know... no family, no husband... Atton: So is that stupid droid of yours going to come through or not?
1. No tougher than enduring your false sympathy while you're staring at my chest. 3. Are you trying to anger me, or are you just an idiot? 2. I don't really want to talk about it. 1. Give him a little more time. 2. It's not my droid. I don't know who he belongs to.
Atton: Hey, I wasn't try- Atton: All right, all r- Atton: Well, I'm beginning to think I was a little better off in my c-
Administration Computer: :: Beeping from console ::

The administration level's Emergency Hatch is now open!

Atton: Hey, what do you know - that little cargo cylinder came through.
Dialog
1. It looks like it. But it's strange he didn't contact us on the comm. 2. We'll see - I don't believe we're out of this yet.
Atton: If he got the turbolifts working, then we should have a clear run to the hangar.
1. The turbolifts are locked down manually, so I had him open the emergency hatch. 2. "We" don't have a clear run to the hangar - all that's open is the emergency hatch.
Atton: Wait, wait. Don't tell me you're taking that hatch down into the mining tunnels... are you? That explosion I heard came from below. There's probably nothing down there except superheated rock and collapsed blast tunnels. You'd be an idiot to go down there.
3. If it's dangerous in those tunnels, then you're the one going, not me.
Atton: Me?! You're the Jedi - if one of us has to go, then it's you. Guardians of peace and justice throughout the galaxy, last I heard.
2. The Jedi Code doesn't apply to fallen Jedi, so don't make me any angrier, or there will only be one of us standing here.
Atton: There's no way I'm going down there. You might as well lock me up again if you freed me just to throw me into a nest of gundarks.
3. Forget it then, you coward. I'll find a way out of this mess, then leave you on this rock to die. 1. I don't have time for your cowardice. Stay here, then.
Dark Side Points Gained: -1
Atton: I'll take coward over stupid any day. I'll keep the comlink on just in case you need some help... not that I'll come running, mind you.

Otherwise:

1. Maybe, but it's the only way out, and it's better I risk my life than yours. 2. A Jedi's life is sacrifice - besides, someone's got to save our skins. 1. You're right, I'll take the risk. No sense in both of us risking our lives.
Light Side Points Gained: +1
Dialog
Atton: You're either really brave or really crazy - or both. All right - I'll try to monitor things from up here. Be careful - the only thing moving down there is likely to be mining droids, so don't be playing hero too hard. Uh, not that I care what happens to you or anything. I just don't want to be trying to get off this rock by myself.
1. Got it. See you soon. 2. Your concern is noted. I'll be going now.
Atton: I'll keep the comlink open... I may be able to guide you through the tunnels from up here. Don't know if the signal will hold if you get too deep, though.
1. [You have received a comlink. Party members or others may use it to contact you to help you or provide information.]
Item(s) Received Atton
  • Comlink
Comlinks are a standard, short range communication device. [Party members can use it to contact you to provide information or warn you of danger.]
Journal Entry Added Recover Ebon Hawk
T3 has managed to open up a route from the administration level down to the mining tunnels. From there, you'll need to see if there is a way from the tunnels through the fuel depot to the hangar bay.
Journal Entry Added Rescue T3-M4
You lost contact with T3 after he opened the emergency hatch to the administration level... you have no idea what happened to him.

Your main character received none of the experience earned by T3-M4. Atton has nothing new to say, and if you use the administration computer to access the comm system and select Hangar Bay 25:

Administration Computer: There is no response from the comm. Presumably, T3 is no longer near the hangar bay.

You need to go to the emergency hatch, back between the security room and medical bay, and take the turbolift to the mining tunnels.

Turbolift to Administration Level[edit]

The turbolift from the administration level is on the bottom left end of the mining tunnels. As you cross the room to the door in the top right wall opposite, Atton uses the comlink:

Atton: Can you read me?
Dialog
1. Barely - there's a lot of static. 2. Yes... for a minute, I thought you and Kreia were telepathic.
3. What do you want? Atton: What did you say? Your signal's crammed with static.
Atton: There's a lot of interference down there - probably caused by that explosion. Still, it looks like there's a route down to the Peragus fuel depot, if the passages haven't collapsed. That explosion knocked out most of the sensors. There should be an emergency crate in the next room. Watch yourself. There's a lot of droid broadcasts in that area, but I can't pin them down.
1. I'll be careful, then. If you detect anything, signal me. 2. Alert me immediately if you pick up anything else.
Atton: Will do - and be careful down there.

Otherwise:

4. Stay off the comlink - I don't want you contacting me while I'm down here. 3. I don't want any of your advice from now on, so keep this channel clear. 4. If you have anything else useless to say in the future, keep it to yourself.
Atton: If you can handle yourself, fine - I'm just looking out for my own skin. Atton out.

Atton using the comlink doesn't cancel Stealth mode. Beyond the door is a short corridor with another door at its top right end, a plasteel cylinder by its bottom wall to your right, and a broken droid in its top back corner to your left:

Item(s) Received Broken Droid Item(s) Received Plasteel Cylinder Item(s) Received Plasteel Cylinder

Once you've checked the cylinder, if you haven't yet told Atton you don't want any of his advice:

Atton: Find the emergency supplies?
Dialog
1. Yes... and it looks like there's some clothes in here. 2. Looks like some mining gear - and a uniform.
Atton: Dammit! Uh... I mean, good, good to hear it. No sense in you running around half-naked. It's...it's distracting... I mean, for the droids. Atton: About time. The whole half-naked Jedi thing was wearing a little thin.
Atton: Look, there may be some survey gear and a safety harness inside the crate, too. The miners wear them when staking claims on the asteroids. The survey gear is designed to spot and protect you against sonic mines... and the safety harness can be helpful if you try to disarm them.
1. There's some kind of mining energy shield in this crate, too.
Atton: Yeah, it's like a military-issue energy shield, except it's designed to protect the miners against lasers... and heat. Should work against the droid mining lasers. It won't last forever - and certainly not against multiple laser hits - but it may buy you some time if you get ambushed by a battalion of droids.
1. Sounds useful. How do I use it? 2. How comforting. Tell me how it works.
Atton: Just equip it on your wrist, and then you can activate it like a medpac. Again, it won't last forever, so make it count.
2. Understood. Anything else? 3. Got it. Let's go.
Atton: Uh, just one more thing - I've narrowed down some of the ID signals, and if the numbers are right, you're sharing those tunnels with a battalion of mining droids.
1. Can I sneak by them?
Atton: You could, if you have the skill and a stealth field generator. These droids rely on thermal sensors, primarily to detect fuel deposits. The good thing is, that explosion down there kicked up so much heat and steam it may blind them... a bit, but not much.
2. Any advice on taking out these droids? 2. And if they spot me?
Atton: Well, these are construction models... they shoot like a moisture farmer militia. Since they rely on ranged weapons, get in close with a melee weapon and start bashing them. In close combat, the guy with the vibroblade has the edge over the guy with the rifle, droid or not. Otherwise, just drill them from a distance - if they're not shielded, that is.
1. Shielded?
Atton: Yeah, it's possible some of the droid models may have mining shields on. If so, the shields may absorb laser fire. You can usually tell when a shield is active - it'll make an electrical field around the target. If they activate a shield, the best thing you can do is hit them with a melee weapon or try to burn out the shield with continual fire. But that could take a while, and it leaves you a target.
4. I can handle it - just guide me out of here. 2. I'll do that. Anything else?
Atton: There's got to be some central controller down there. See if you can find a terminal by the main access shaft: that'd be governing intelligence.

The corridor beyond the next door is empty, and leads through another door to a junction. The bottom right corridor is mined, and if you haven't yet told Atton you don't want any of his advice:

Awareness Minor Sonic Mine (2) Detect 10 (-10) Demolitions Disable 15 (-5) Recover 25 (5)
Atton: Watch where you step - I'm picking up a lot of sonic mines down there. Don't run unless you have to, it makes them harder to spot.
Dialog
Atton: If you have any skill with demolitions, you might be able to recover them and use them against the droids... that is, if the mines don't get you first. If you have survey gear or a safety harness, put them on - they'll make spotting and disarming the sonic charges a little easier.

If you haven't checked the plasteel cylinder back in the first bottom left corridor:

1. Where can I find survey gear?
Atton: There was a cylinder filled with emergency supplies near the hatch to the administration level - I'd check there.
2. Why are there so many charges down here?
Atton: Those mining droids, especially the excavator models, are designed to arm and set sonic charges for mining. Chances are, if they still had charges after they went rogue, then they may have set them to try and kill the miners... and you. If you see one of those excavators, watch out - they may use their undeployed charges as projectiles.
4. Understood. Name out. 5. I'll do that.

If you haven't put a point in Demolitions to disable or recover these mines, and you don't have Stun Droid to trigger them from range, then if you're careful you can walk between them to get to the broken droid at the end of this corridor, where the tunnel has collapsed. There's another broken droid in the top right corridor, which is blocked by a door.

Item(s) Received Broken Droid
  • Parts (3)
  • Components (2)
Item(s) Received Broken Droid
  • Parts (3)
  • Components (2)

The top left corridor contains a damaged mining droid:

Damaged Mining Droid: This mining droid looks like it was damaged in whatever explosion took place in the tunnels - it is currently inactive.
Repair 1. Reactivate the droid. (1 repair part)
Damaged Mining Droid: The droid is now active. It will attack any enemies that come in range. Damaged Mining Droid: [Failure] You don't have any repair parts. You leave the droid alone for now.
Damaged Mining Droid (main character level 2)
Set 2
Level 1
Class Combat Droid
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 6
Attributes
Strength 10 0
Dexterity 10 0
Constitution 4 -3
Intelligence 10 0
Wisdom 10 0
Charisma 10 0
Vitality 6
Force -
Defense 21
Saves
Fortitude 0
Reflex 1
Will 1
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack 3 -
Energy 3-14-
Threat 19-20,x2-
Melee
Attack - -
Damage --
Threat --
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Blaster Rifle

Weapon Specialization: Blaster Rifle

None

Repair 1. Optimize droid's weaponry. (4 repair part(s)) Repair 2. Optimize droid's targeting systems. (4 repair part(s))
Damaged Mining Droid: [Success] The droid is now set for maximum firepower. Damaged Mining Droid: [Failure] You do not have enough repair parts. Damaged Mining Droid: [Success] The droid is now set for maximum accuracy.
Repair 3. Engage droid in patrol mode. (6 repair part(s))
Dialog
Damaged Mining Droid: [Success] Patrol mode engaged. Once you end this session the droid will begin patrol and destroy any enemies it encounters. WARNING: Once you end this session the droid's program will be locked in. You will not be able to modify the droid anymore, although you will be able to detonate its core if it is blocking your progress. Damaged Mining Droid: [Failure] You do not have enough repair parts.
7. Leave it alone.
Damaged Mining Droid: You leave the droid alone for now. Damaged Mining Droid: The droid engages its patrol mode and moves off to carry out your programmed instructions.
Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 15 * level Optimized weaponry
Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 15 * level Optimized targeting systems
Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 20 * level Engaged in patrol mode

At level 2, it's possible to reactivate and fully repair this droid with 9 Parts and Repair rank 8 (maximum rank 5 (level 2 + 3) as a class skill with 16 Intelligence (INT +3), or 14 Intelligence and Force Valor (Intelligence: +2)).

The following options are still available once the droid engages its patrol mode:

Damaged Mining Droid: The droid is actively engaged in its patrol route. You cannot reprogram it anymore, although it looks as if you could still detonate its core if it is blocking your progress.
4. Disable droid to allow you to move by it. (0 repair part(s)) Demolitions 6. [Demolitions (4)] Set droid to explode in three seconds, injuring everyone within a four meter range. (0 repair part(s))
Demolitions 5. [Demolitions (1)] Detonate droid with a non-lethal charge. (0 repair part(s))

Setting the droid to explode inflicts 20 piercing damage within range unless a Reflex save is made at DC 15, halving damage.

Once engaged in patrol mode, this droid enters the mouth of the mining tunnel at the top end of this corridor, and can patrol back and forth between here and the entrance to the cavern ahead. There are four Mark I mining droids in the linking tunnel: two melee and two ranged (one shielded).

Mining Droid Mark I (main character level 2)
Set 2
Level 1
Class Expert Droid
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness -1
Attributes
Strength 8 -1
Dexterity 3 -4
Constitution 3 -4
Intelligence 8 -1
Wisdom 8 -1
Charisma 8 -1
Vitality 8
Force -
Defense 9
Saves
Fortitude -3
Reflex -1
Will 0
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Damage --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 1 -
Bludgeoning 1-3-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

None

None

None

Mining Droid Mark I (main character level 2)
Set 2
Level 1
Class Expert Droid
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness -1
Attributes
Strength 8 -1
Dexterity 3 -4
Constitution 3 -4
Intelligence 8 -1
Wisdom 8 -1
Charisma 8 -1
Vitality 8
Force -
Defense 9
Saves
Fortitude -3
Reflex -1
Will 0
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack -2 -
Energy 1-8-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee
Attack - -
Damage --
Threat --
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Blaster Pistol

Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol

None

Mining Droid Mark I (main character level 2)
Set 2
Level 1
Class Expert Droid
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness -1
Attributes
Strength 8 -1
Dexterity 3 -4
Constitution 3 -4
Intelligence 8 -1
Wisdom 8 -1
Charisma 8 -1
Vitality 8
Force -
Defense 9
Saves
Fortitude -3
Reflex -1
Will 0
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack -2 -
Energy 1-8-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee
Attack - -
Damage --
Threat --
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Peragus Droid Shield Blaster Pistol

Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol

None

There's also a broken droid at the left end of this tunnel:

Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Mining Droid Mark I (4) (level 2)
Item(s) Received Broken Droid

The tunnel turns to your right, leading up to the bottom end of a large cavern. There's another ranged Mark I mining droid by a corpse lying on the right side, and further up in a recess in the left wall there's a Mark I excavator droid that can use a Blowtorch:

Excavator Droid Mark I (main character level 2)
Set 2
Level 1
Class Expert Droid
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness -1
Attributes
Strength 8 -1
Dexterity 3 -4
Constitution 12 +1
Intelligence 8 -1
Wisdom 8 -1
Charisma 8 -1
Vitality 10
Force -
Defense 9
Saves
Fortitude 2
Reflex -1
Will 0
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Damage --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 1 -
Bludgeoning 1-3-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Blowtorch Peragus Droid Shield

Droid Upgrade Class 1

None

Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Mining Droid Mark I (level 2)
  • 100 Killed Excavator Droid Mark I (level 2)
Item(s) Received Corpse

There are four Mark I mining droids (one melee and three ranged (two shielded)) with a maintenance droid at the top end of the cavern:

Maintenance Droid (main character level 2)
Set 3
Level 1
Class Expert Droid
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness 1
Attributes
Strength 12 +1
Dexterity 11 0
Constitution 6 -2
Intelligence 12 +1
Wisdom 12 +1
Charisma 12 +1
Vitality 7
Force -
Defense 13
Saves
Fortitude 0
Reflex 4
Will 3
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Damage --
Threat --
Melee
Attack - -
Damage --
Threat --
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

None

None

None

This maintenance droid repairs any damage inflicted on other droids so destroy it first, ideally with a ranged weapon, Force power or grenade: once destroyed it explodes, inflicting 10 piercing damage unless a Reflex save is made against DC 15, halving damage.

Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 125 Killed Maintenance Droid (level 2)
Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Mining Droid Mark I (4) (level 2)

Superheated Blast Tunnel[edit]

There's also a corpse lying at the top end of the cavern:

Item(s) Received Corpse

As you approach the blast tunnel exiting the top right corner of this cavern, if you haven't yet told Atton you don't want any of his advice:

Atton: Hey, watch out. That explosion has super-heated the tunnels ahead. That steam'll cook the skin off your bones. If you can find a mining energy shield, switch it on - it should protect you against the heat if you move quickly enough.
1. And if I don't have a shield?
Atton: There was one in the emergency supply crate near the entrance. And one of the miners down there may still have one they couldn't switch on before the blast hit. Look around. If you can't find one, there's nothing much you can do except try and avoid the areas where the steam is thickest.

Each hot steam vent in the tunnel inflicts 2-4 fire damage on first contact and every 6 seconds thereafter: even if you run straight through you can take damage up to a dozen times, so using a Telos Mining Shield is highly recommended (particularly on Difficult).

There's a second junction at the right end of the superheated blast tunnel, which is mined:

Awareness Minor Sonic Mine (2) Detect 10 (-10) Demolitions Disable 15 (-5) Recover 25 (5)

The bottom left and right corridors have collapsed, but the bottom right is mined and contains a corpse:

Awareness Minor Sonic Mine (2) Detect 10 (-10) Demolitions Disable 15 (-5) Recover 25 (5)
Item(s) Received Corpse
  • Telos Mining Shield

The top right tunnel contains a broken droid, three Mark I mining droids (two melee and one ranged (and shielded)), a Mark I excavator droid and a maintenance droid:

Item(s) Received Broken Droid Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Mining Droid Mark I (3) (level 3)
  • 100 Killed Excavator Droid Mark I (level 3)
  • 100 Killed Maintenance Droid (level 3)

Central Mining Core[edit]

As you approach the bottom end of the top right tunnel from the second junction, if you haven't yet told Atton you don't want any of his advice:

Atton: You're getting close to something big - I think it's the main ventilation shaft. The central droid controller should be somewhere nearby. Keep an eye out for it. I'm picking up a lot of droids. If you still have a mining energy shield, I'd equip it and switch it on.

If you have Stealth rank > 0:

Stealth 1. Can I sneak by them? Stealth 1. Any chance of sneaking by the droids ahead?
Dialog
Atton: Sure, if you have a stealth field generator. It'd make it an easy walk to the central droid controller.
2. There aren't just mining droids down here - there are sensor balls, too.
Atton: Sensor...? Must be maintenance drones. Watch out, those little pests will try to repair the mining droids if you don't gun them down first. Still, it's odd they're still active after the explosion - they don't have the same shielding as the mining droids. Be careful of those droids, I don't like this.

There's a bridge across the main ventilation shaft in the central mining core ahead, with a corpse on its top half, and a Mark I excavator droid on the top right and bottom left sides of the walkway around the shaft's perimeter.

Item(s) Received Corpse Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Excavator Droid Mark I (2) (level 3)

Containment fields in the four corners block any exit, so you need to shut them down using the central controller in the middle of the bridge. There's a plasteel cylinder to its left:

Security Plasteel Cylinder Lock DC 21 (1) Bash Resist 10 Vitality 15
Item(s) Received Plasteel Cylinder Item(s) Received Plasteel Cylinder

You can also use the central controller to unlock this cylinder:

Central Controller: PERAGUS CENTRAL MINING CONTROL
EMERGENCY LOCKDOWN ACTIVATED
EXPLOSIONS REPORTED IN FUEL CHAMBERS
Computer Use 4. [Computer (1)] Unlock emergency supply cylinder. (3 spike(s))
Central Controller: [Success] The emergency cylinder is now unlocked. Central Controller: [Failure] Insufficient computer spikes.

You need to access fuel containment functions to shut down the containment fields:

2. Access fuel containment functions. Central Controller: CONTAINMENT FIELDS ENGAGED
1. Shut down containment fields. Central Controller: CONTAINMENT FIELDS DEACTIVATED
2. Return to main functions. 3. Log out.

You can call up droid command functions to help deal with remaining droids:

1. Call up droid command functions. Central Controller: MINING DROID COMMAND
ENTER COMMAND

Adding other droids to their mining protocols makes them attack and kill each other as well, for which you'll also receive experience:

Computer Use 1. [Computer] Add other droids to droid mining protocols. (2 spike(s))
Dialog
Central Controller: [This scrambler effect will overwrite all current commands on the droids - in addition to attacking you, they will also attack other droids. Do you wish to continue?] Central Controller: [Failure] Insufficient spikes.
1. Continue.
Central Controller: MINING DROID PROTOCOLS
NEW PARAMETERS ADDED
DROID MINING COMMENCING
Central Controller: [Any droids you encounter will attack other droids and you until you change their protocols. As long as you stay out of their sensors, the droids will only attack each other.]
2. Return to mining droid commands.

However, it's better to do this after canceling all droid mining functions on organics first:

Computer Use 2. [Computer] Cancel all droid mining functions on organics. (2 spike(s))
Dialog
Central Controller: [This will overwrite all current commands on the droids. Do you wish to continue?] Central Controller: [Failure] Insufficient spikes.
1. Continue.
Central Controller: MINING DROID PROTOCOLS
ORGANIC MINING COUNTERMANDED
MINING PROTOCOLS CANCELLED
Central Controller: [Any droids you encounter will no longer attack you unless you change their protocols.]
Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 50 Canceled all droid mining functions on organics (1-36)

Droids are no longer hostile, allowing you to scavenge Mark I mining and excavator droids for components:

Mark I Droid: This droid still has power, but it is no longer receiving a signal from the droid central controller.
Repair 1. [Repair] Scavenge the mining droid for spare components.
Repair rank 2 or less Repair rank 3-5 Repair rank 6 or more
Mark I Droid: [Success] You have a few components from the mining droid. Mark I Droid: [Success] You have removed a number of components from the mining droid. Mark I Droid: [Success] You have removed several components from the mining droid.
Item(s) Received Mark I Droid
  • Components (2)
Item(s) Received Mark I Droid
  • Components (3)
Item(s) Received Mark I Droid
  • Components (5)
Mark I Droid: [Failure] You have already scavenged this droid. There are no components left.
Demolitions 2. [Demolitions (1)] Detonate droid with a non-lethal charge. 4. Leave the droid alone.
Demolitions 3. [Demolitions (4)] Set droid to explode in three seconds, injuring everyone within a four meter radius.

Setting a droid to explode inflicts 20 piercing damage within radius unless a Reflex save is made at DC 15, halving damage. Maintenance droids cannot be scavenged:

[This droid is simply floating, doing nothing. It makes no acknowledging response when you examine it.]

In hindsight, to maximize experience and components received you would run or sneak past the first 18 droids and use the central controller to cancel all droid mining functions on organics (1800 XP) and shut down containment fields, then scavenge components from all 32 Mark I droids (maximum 160 in total), and then use the central controller to add other droids to their mining protocols so they can be attacked again, and killed to receive even more experience.

If you reassign mining protocols to mine sealed doors, then a new Mark I mining droid appears by the High Security Door beyond the containment field in the core's bottom right corner, and bashes it open from the inside:

Computer Use 3. [Computer] Reassign droid mining protocols to mine sealed doors. (2 spike(s))
Dialog
Central Controller: [This effect will cause the droids to open all locked doors on the level. Do you wish to continue?] Central Controller: [Failure] Insufficient spikes.
1. Continue.
Central Controller: MINING DROID PROTOCOLS
NEW PARAMETERS ADDED
DOOR MINING COMMENCING
Central Controller: [Failure] All sealed exits have already been unlocked.
Central Controller: SEALED DOOR OPENED

This droid is unaffected by the central controller, so it remains hostile... but it can be blinded...

Checking droid schematics and then raising the temperature to blind the droids costs nothing, but allows you to attack them without them attacking you. However, if you didn't ask Atton if you could sneak by them when you found the emergency supplies, then this is only an option if you have sufficient Intelligence, or Computer Use or Repair skill, to work it out for yourself:

4. Check droid schematics.
Central Controller: [Judging from the droid schematic displays, it looks like Atton was right: the droids rely on thermal sensors to detect fuel deposits. You could easily blind them by raising the temperature.]
Intelligence Central Controller: [Intelligence (13)] Computer Use Central Controller: [Computer (7)] Repair Central Controller: [Repair (7)]
Dialog
Central Controller: [Judging from the droid schematic displays, the droids rely on thermal sensors to detect fuel deposits. You could easily blind them by raising the temperature.] Central Controller: [The droid schematics look like a mess to you. It's hard separating what's a circuit and what's a connecting feed - you close the schematics.]
1. [Computer] Raise the temperature in the tunnels to blind droid thermal sensors. (0 spike(s))
Central Controller: [Note that this will also prevent droids from being able to shoot each other if reprogrammed to mine each other. Do you wish to continue?]
1. Continue.
Central Controller: TEMPERATURE RISING... Central Controller: DROID SENSORS DISABLED

Accessing camera functions can be informative:

3. Access camera functions. Central Controller: CAMERA CONTROLS
1. Emergency hatch to administration level. 2. Emergency hatch to fuel depot.
3. Unidentified Holorecord Camera: Work Claim 12-34.
Dialog
Central Controller: HOLO SEQUENCE RECORDED
PLAYBACK INITIATED
Coorta: [Static] "Everybody here?"
Coorta Thug 1: "What's up, Coorta? We're supposed to be sinking fuel siphons into the 32-18 asteroid shelf right now."
Coorta: "Forget the siphons. You know that survivor they pulled from the freighter? One of the miners said they served with her on Malachor V." Coorta: "Forget the siphons. You know that survivor they pulled from the freighter? One of the miners said they served with him on Malachor V."
Coorta Thug 2: "Malachor V? So she's one of the survivors - or worse, a Mandalorian. So what?" Coorta Thug 2: "Malachor V? So he's one of the survivors - or worse, a Mandalorian. So what?"
Coorta: "Not a survivor, idiot, she's one of the Jedi from Malachor V." Coorta: "Not a survivor, idiot, he's one of the Jedi from Malachor V."
Coorta Thug 1: 'If she's one of the Jedi--? Hell, we can't have her walking around here! She'll... why, I don't know what she'll do.' Coorta Thug 1: "If he's one of the Jedi - hell, we can't have him walking around here - he'll... I don't know what he'll do."
Coorta Thug 2: 'I thought all the Jedi were wiped out in the civil war. Weren't they?'
Coorta: "Guess they missed one. But it gets better - I did some checking, and that bounty on Nar Shaddaa's still live."
Coorta Thug 1: "Wh... you want to sell the Jedi to the Exchange? Coorta, have you been chewing spice?"
Coorta: "Look, you know how big that bounty is? That Jedi's our ticket off this rock."
Coorta Thug 2: "Coorta, there's no way the officers will go for that. They'll lock us up for sure."
Coorta: "Then we'll improvise."
Central Controller: [Someone has taken care to delete the record of this camera being placed. It is not listed on any of the work records.]

Once the containment fields are shut down, you can get to two Mark I mining droids (both ranged, one shielded) in the core's bottom left corner. There's a third droid (ranged and shielded) in the bottom left corridor, which also contains a broken droid and is blocked by a door:

Mining Droid Mark I (main character level 2)
Set 2
Level 1
Class Expert Droid
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness -2
Attributes
Strength 8 -1
Dexterity 3 -4
Constitution 3 -4
Intelligence 6 -2
Wisdom 6 -2
Charisma 6 -2
Vitality 8
Force -
Defense 9
Saves
Fortitude -3
Reflex -1
Will -1
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack -2 -
Energy 1-8-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee
Attack - -
Damage --
Threat --
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Peragus Droid Shield Mining Laser

Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol

None

Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Mining Droid Mark I (3) (level 3)
Item(s) Received Mining Droid Mark I
  • Sonic Grenade
Item(s) Received Broken Droid

The core's top left corner contains two Mark I mining droids (both ranged, one shielded).

Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Mining Droid Mark I (2) (level 3)

The core's top right corner contains a Mark I excavator droid and a ranged and shielded Mark I mining droid, with a corpse on the right side.

Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Excavator Droid Mark I (level 3)
  • 100 Killed Mining Droid Mark I (level 3)
Item(s) Received Mining Droid Mark I
  • Sonic Grenade
Item(s) Received Corpse
  • ?

High Security Door[edit]

The central mining core's bottom right corner contains two Mark I mining droids (both ranged, one shielded).

Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Mining Droid Mark I (2) (level 3)

If you haven't used the central controller to reassign droid mining protocols to mine sealed doors, then there's a high security door in the bottom left corridor:

Security High Security Door Lock DC 21 (1) Bash Resist 20 Vitality 20

Otherwise, you face the Mark I mining droid that bashed it open:

Mining Droid Mark I (main character level 3)
Set 2
Level 2
Class Expert Droid
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness -2
Attributes
Strength 8 -1
Dexterity 3 -4
Constitution 8 -1
Intelligence 6 -2
Wisdom 6 -2
Charisma 6 -2
Vitality 6
Force -
Defense 10
Saves
Fortitude 1
Reflex 0
Will 0
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack - -
Damage --
Threat --
Melee
Attack 2 -
Bludgeoning 1-3-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

None

None

None

Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Mining Droid Mark I (level 3)

There's a broken droid in both the top left and bottom right collapsed corridors at the next junction below:

Item(s) Received Broken Droid Item(s) Received Broken Droid
  • Sonic Grenade
  • Components

The bottom left tunnel is mined, and leads down to a corpse on your right:

Awareness Minor Sonic Mine (3) Detect 10 (-10) Demolitions Disable 15 (-5) Recover 25 (5)
Item(s) Received Corpse

Turbolift to Fuel Depot[edit]

As you enter the bottom right corridor in the central mining core's bottom right corner:

Atton: Hey, I'm picking up some strange readings - what are you doing down there?
Dialog
1. What kind of readings? 2. What are you talking about? 3. Trust me, whatever you've detected, it's probably my fault.
Atton: The containment fields in the mining tunnels are shutting down - you need to get out of there before they vent fuel to the surface of the asteroid through the tunnels.
1. How much time do I have? 2. Great. How much farther is the exit? 3. Can you override it?
Atton: I may be able to keep it contained until you get the turbolift to the fuel depot, but not for much longer. I'm locking down the turbolift to the administration section now to keep the blast from spreading. If you've got anything left to do down there, make it quick, because where you are is going to get real hot, real soon.

Atton has now locked the Turbolift to Administration Level behind you, and can keep the impending blast contained until you take the turbolift to the fuel depot.

The corridor curves up to your left, where there's a ranged Mark I mining droid, and it's mined.

Awareness Minor Sonic Mine (2) Detect 10 (-10) Demolitions Disable 15 (-5) Recover 25 (5)
Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Mining Droid Mark I (level 3)

On the top left side of the next junction there's a ranged Mark I excavator droid that can use Minor Sonic Detonators, and on the bottom right a maintenance droid:

Excavator Droid Mark I (main character level 2)
Set 2
Level 1
Class Expert Droid
Alignment 50 (neutral)
Skills
Awareness -1
Attributes
Strength 8 -1
Dexterity 3 -4
Constitution 12 +1
Intelligence 8 -1
Wisdom 8 -1
Charisma 8 -1
Vitality 10
Force -
Defense 9
Saves
Fortitude 2
Reflex -1
Will 0
Ranged Main Off hand
Attack -2 -
Energy 1-8-
Threat 20-20,x2-
Melee
Attack - -
Damage --
Threat --
Items and abilities Feats Force powers

Peragus Droid Shield Mining Laser + Minor Sonic Detonator(5)

Weapon Proficiency: Blaster Pistol

None

Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Excavator Droid Mark I (level 3)
  • 100 Killed Maintenance Droid (level 3)
Item(s) Received Excavator Droid Mark I
  • Minor Sonic Detonator

The top right collapsed corridor is mined, and contains a damaged cylinder.

Awareness Minor Sonic Mine Detect 10 (-10) Demolitions Disable 15 (-5) Recover 25 (5)
Demolitions Damaged Cylinder Lock DC - Bash Resist - Vitality -
This blast cylinder appears to have been damaged by the explosion. You can't unlock it, but you may be able to blast it open with a sonic charge. Item(s) Received Damaged Cylinder

The bottom right corridor contains two ranged and shielded Mark I mining droids and a corpse.

Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Mining Droid Mark I (2) (level 3)
Item(s) Received Mining Droid Mark I Item(s) Received Corpse
  • Medpac

At the end of this corridor, the turbolift to the fuel depot is guarded by two Mark I excavator droids (one ranged with grenades, the other melee with a blowtorch), a ranged and shielded Mark I mining droid and a maintenance droid.

Experience Points (XP) Received:
  • 100 Killed Excavator Droid Mark I (2) (level 3)
  • 100 Killed Mining Droid Mark I (level 3)
  • 100 Killed Maintenance Droid (level 3)
Item(s) Received Excavator Droid Mark I
  • Minor Sonic Detonator