- "Your Master is dead. The experiment is a failure."
"That cannot be! Before these creatures came he was just fine."
"These creatures killed him. They are going to kill everyone on Talus if you do not help me!"
"Yes, you will be alone."
"I…I do not want that. I don't believe that was master's intent."
"Then please give me the password to his terminal."
It is 'zerek species.'"
"Good work. You've served your master well."
- ―A spacer and 6-POC
6-POC was a LOM-series protocol droid who served for a project manager of Genetech Laboratories during the time of the Galactic Civil War. Following the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY, 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]
- "Ok, you've got your first two tasks. I also need you to destroy all of the data regarding the Parasophic Arachne project. We cannot allow this atrocity to be repeated."
- ―Agent Taarna to a spacer
Sometime following the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY, Agent Taarna of the Corellian Security Force dispatched a spacer to investigate the GeneTech Lab outside of the city of 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. 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.
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.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "You have the information. You should use it on master's terminal."
- ―6-POC to a spacer
6-POC had silver colored plating and black and silver eye sensors. Loyal and dedicated, the droid belonged to a product line produced by Industrial Automaton equipped with AA-1 VerboBrains. 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.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
6-POC was a non-player character in the 2003 video game Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts, prior to its closure on December 15, 2011. He was added to Star Wars Galaxies as part of the expansive Legacy Quest series with the release of "Chapter 2: The Talus Incident" on August 1, 2006. In the game, players who accepted the Genocide quest from Agent Taarna were tasked with investigating the GeneTech Syndicate Lab near the city of Dearic on Talus. 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.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (First appearance)