- "You want my help? Then you help me, first. The palace scouts say that my sister left to come back here several hours ago... but she hasn't shown up. I fear the worst. Can you run to the edge of town and see if you can find my sister? Bring her back here to me?"
"Feinu. She runs errands for me. Mostly she delivers new equipment to Jabba's elite guard. Jabba and I have an agreement of sorts. The road from here to there is pretty dangerous. Valarian is always trying to mess things up. I worry that they have done something bad to Feinu. Will you go find her for me?"
"Yes. I will find her and bring her back here unharmed."
- ―Palu Zerk and a spacer
Feinu Zerk was a Human female townsperson from Naboo's moon of Rori who lived during the time of the Galactic Civil War. She was the younger sister of Palu Zerk, both of whom ended up working for Jabba Desilijic Tiure's criminal empire on Tatooine sometime following the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY. Working as a delivery courier for Jabba the Hutt's elite guard, Feinu at one point found herself ambushed by thugs of the rival Valarian gang who attempted to kidnap her and hold her for ransom. Before they could follow through with their plan, she was rescued by a spacer dispatched by her sister in nearby town of Wayfar. As the spacer safely escorted Feinu back to Palu's shop in Wayfar, Feinu vowed to one day enact revenge against the Valarian swoopers.
Biography[edit | edit source]
- "Ahh… thank you so much for helping me! Those thugs would have disintegrated me for sure!"
"How did they get a hold of you?"
"They caught me on the way back from the palace. My sister says I shouldn't walk the road to Wayfar by myself. Valarian's thugs jumped me and told me they were going to hold me for ransom."
- ―Feinu Zerk and her rescuer
As the younger sister of Palu Zerk, Feinu Zerk was a Human female townsperson from Naboo's moon of Rori. During the time of the Galactic Civil War between the Galactic Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic, both Feinu and her sister ended up in the small town of Wayfar on the Outer Rim desert world of Tatooine. By the time following the Battle of Yavin in 0 BBY, the two sisters formed a business agreement with the criminal enterprise led by the Hutt crime lord Jabba Desilijic Tiure. Working from her shop in Wayfar, Palu tailored specially designed disease-resistant clothing and other high-quality garbs exclusively for Jabba's elite forces. Feinu would then deliver this newly created equipment to Jabba's elite guard on the short, yet dangerous road from Wayfar to Jabba's Palace. Feinu traveled the road alone, despite her older sister's objections. Their arrangement drew attention and ire from Jabba's rival, Lady Valarian. During one of her treks back from the palace, Feinu ended up running late. When Palu learned from the palace scouts that she had left to come back several hours ago, she began to fear the worst, and rightly assumed that the Valarian gang may be involved in her disappearance.
Fortunately for Palu, a spacer who visited her shop agreed to search the edge of town to locate her sister. As it turned out, Feinu was indeed ambushed by a group of three Valarian thugs directed by a Valarian swooper leader. The Valarian thugs warned Feinu that if she moved, they would disintegrate her on the spot. She screamed for help as the gang attempted to kidnap her and hold her for ransom. Before they could follow through with their plan, however, the spacer dispatched by Palu spotted the troubled young lady, and killed the four thugs who were attacking her. Feinu thanked her rescuer, and as the spacer escorted her back to Palu's shop in Wayfar, she vowed to one day enact revenge against the Valarian swoopers. Once Feinu was safely back in town, her older sister expressed her sincerest gratitude. In thanks, she provided the spacer some credits and a Treated Protective Coverall, a special suit which was resistant to disease. The spacer required such a suit in order to acquire corrosive bile from the sarlacc at the Great Pit of Carkoon. The spacer required the bile as a constructive component for the Zicx-bug bomb. However, gifting the spacer such a suit was an especially risky prospect for Palu. Because of her exclusive agreement with Jabba's elite guard, Palu knew that if Jabba found out that she gave the suit away, the Hutt crime lord would have the two of them killed. For this reason, she urged the spacer to leave her be, despite being grateful to individual for saving her younger sister.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "Take me to my sister, please! We'll get revenge on these Valarian swoopers some day!"
- ―Feinu Zerk, to her rescuer
Feinu Zerk had fair skin, blonde hair, brown eyebrows, and brown colored eyes. When Valarian gang members threatened Feinu and attempted to kidnap her, Feinu was fearful and begged for help. However, she also thought of others, and worried about any passers by who might get caught in the crossfire. Feinu was greatly thankful to the spacer who had rescued her. After the attempt on her person, Feinu expressed something of a vengeful demeanor. She told her rescuer that she and her sister would one day enact revenge against the Valarian swoopers.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
- "Thank you so much! Here—please take this special suit. It is resistant to disease. Jabba's scouts use this type of equipment whenever they're around the Sarlacc. It keeps them alive."
- ―Palu Zerk, to the spacer who rescued her sister
During her journey from Jabba's Palace to Wayfar, Feinu wore a flex-form shirt colored in two shades of gray. She also wore a similarly colored pleated skirt and gray dress slippers. During her treks to and from Jabba's Palace, Feinu would deliver specially tailored disease-resistant clothing and other high-quality garbs for Jabba's elite forces. However, Feinu elected to go unarmed during these dangerous delivery trips.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- "How could you have let this happen?! Oh, no… no… no… What am I going to do, now?"
- ―Palu Zerk, to players who failed to rescue Feinu
Feinu Zerk 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. She was included as part of the Zicx-bug bomb quest, added to the game on August 12, 2003. During one part of the quest, players were required to locate Feinu, save her from four Valarian thugs, and escort her safely back to Palu in the town of Wayfar. Completing this task would earn the player 100 credits and a Treated Protective Coverall. The coverall could then be used for the next portion of the quest, allowing players to acquire bile from the nearby sarlacc without suffering ill-effects. Feinu's surname of Zerk never appeared in the game. However, the Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed: Prima Official Game Guide (2004) lists her full name as Feinu Zerk. The reference guide also lists her as a townsperson found on Rori. This attribute never appeared in the game, as Feinu only appeared as part a quest issued on Tatooine. Although the player could choose not to do the tasks associated with the Zicx-bug bomb quest, this article assumes 100% game completion.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (First appearance)
Sources[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed: Prima Official Game Guide (First identified as Zerk)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars Galaxies: Jump to Lightspeed: Prima Official Game Guide
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided
- The New Essential Chronology
- IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT STAR WARS GALAXIES™. Station.com. Sony Online Entertainment (2011-06-24). Archived from the original on November 24, 2011. Retrieved on July 25, 2015.