"You've served your master well."
"Indeed.
"
―A spacer and 6-POC[src]

6-POC was a LOM-series protocol droid who served for a project manager of GeneTech Syndicate during the time of the Galactic Civil War. Following the Battle of Yavin, 6-POC operated out of the GeneTech Syndicate Lab near the city of Dearic on the Double World of Talus. After a containment breach of violent genetically engineered arachne creatures wiped out his master and the other lab scientists, 6-POC reluctantly divulged a secret password to a spacer so that they could delete sensitive information regarding the dangerous Parasophic Arachne project.

Biography[edit | edit source]

"Your Master is dead. The experiment is a failure."
"That cannot be! Before these creatures came he was just fine."
"These creatures killed him.
"
―A spacer and 6-POC[src]

A LOM-series protocol droid by the name of 6-POC operated for GeneTech Syndicate out of the GeneTech Syndicate Lab located outside of the city of Dearic on the Double World of Talus, during the time of the Galactic Civil War.[2] Following the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY, the GeneTech Syndicate conducted an highly illegal and dangerous bioengineering project in the GeneTech Syndicate Lab dubbed Parasophic Arachne program. The objective was to create an intelligent and powerful form of arachnes for the use of the Galactic Empire.[3]

This section of the article assumes 100% game completion of Star Wars Galaxies. Any alternate stories may be noted in the "Behind the scenes" section. Note: The events in this section may or may not have been confirmed as canon within the Star Wars Legends continuity.

The GeneTech Syndicate Lab.

Sometime following the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY, Agent Taarna of the Corellian Security Force dispatched a spacer to investigate the GeneTech Lab near Dearic. During the course of the investigation, it became apparent to Taarna that illicit genetic testing on animals was taking place. This included the hatching of numerous, monstrously large arachne creatures that breached containment and overran the entire facility. Deeming the lab a threat to the entire world of Talus, Taarna ordered the spacer to carry out a number of objectives in an effort to sabotage it.[3] One of these objectives included the deletion of all information about the Parasophic Arachne project from multiple computer terminals. However, a very sophisticated encryption system prevented the spacer from successfully slicing into one of the terminals belonging to the laboratory's project manager.[2]

As it turned out however, the project manager's protocol droid, 6-POC, knew the password. However, 6-POC was at first reluctant to divulge it. It was not until the spacer explained to 6-POC that his master was killed by the ferocious beasts, that 6-POC began to consider otherwise. Fearing loneliness in a world eradicated by the beasts of the GeneTech Lab, 6-POC finally revealed to the spacer that the entry code to his master's terminal was "zerek species." The spacer commended the droid for serving his master well, and then proceeded to delete the sensitive information off the project manager's computer, in addition to five other terminals spread throughout the facility.[2]

Personality and traits[edit | edit source]

"They are going to kill everyone on Talus if you do not help me!"
"Everyone?"
"Yes, you will be alone."
"I…I do not want that. I don't believe that was master's intent.
"
―A spacer and 6-POC[src]

6-POC had silver colored plating and black and silver eye sensors. Loyal and dedicated,[2] the droid belonged to a product line produced by Industrial Automaton equipped with AA-1 VerboBrains.[1] Ever hesitant to divulge his master's private terminal password, 6-POC nevertheless relented when it became apparent that his master was dead, and that the entire population of Talus could be eradicated by violent beasts. Capable of independent thought, and fears of loneliness, 6-POC understood that giving the spacer his password was what his master would have wanted.[2]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

6-POC was a non-player character in the 2003 video game Star Wars Galaxies, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts,[2] prior to its closure on December 15, 2011.[4] He was added to the game as part of the expansive Legacy Quest series with the release of "Chapter 2: The Talus Incident" on August 1, 2006.[5] In the game, players who accepted the "Genocide" quest from CorSec agent Taarna were tasked with investigating the GeneTech Syndicate Lab on Talus.[3] One of the sub-quests titled a "A Better Life Through Genetics", required players to delete information off of six terminals, one of which required the player to converse with 6-POC to obtain a password. Although the player could choose not to do these quests, this article assumes 100% game completion.[2]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rebellion Era Campaign Guide
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Legacy Quest: "A Better Life Through Genetics" on Talus
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Legacy Quest: "Genocide" on Talus
  4. Gal-icon.jpg IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT STAR WARS GALAXIES™ on the official Star Wars Galaxies website (content now obsolete; backup link)
  5. Gal-icon.jpg Chapter Archive 2006 on the official Star Wars Galaxies website (content now obsolete; backup link)

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