- "I'm not in this for my health!"
- ―Krav Noblis
Krav Noblis was the editor of The Adjudicator, a Holofeed specifically for bounty hunters, during the era of the Mandalorian Wars. Noblis often penned columns for The Adjudicator, reporting information gathered from a network of sources and publishing opinions on such subjects as the rise of assassin droids in the bounty hunting trade and the effects of the war between the Galactic Republic and the Mandalorian warrior clans on the market. Along with running The Adjudicator, Noblis also worked as an active bounty hunter during that period, embarking on hunts that took the writer to locales such as the planet Wayland and the Inner Rim.
Biography[edit | edit source]
- "Until lately, our trade's had a good run. When guys like the Moomo Brothers can get work, anybody can. But if the Mandalorians keep knocking off the customers, those times may be over."
- ―Krav Noblis
Krav Noblis was a bounty hunter who, by 3963 BBY, was the editor of The Adjudicator, a Holofeed specifically for bounty hunters and "freelance security professionals." Noblis frequently wrote columns that were published in The Adjudicator, as well as a feature called "Krav's Hot List," which detailed some of the more notorious and lucrative bounties in the galaxy. Regulars on the "Hot List" included Zayne Carrick, a former Jedi Padawan wanted for allegedly killing his Jedi class in the Padawan Massacre of Taris; Marn Hierogryph, a Snivvian criminal and Carrick's supposed accomplice; and Kelven Garnatrope, feared as the so-called "Corellian Strangler." During Noblis' career at The Adjudicator, Noblis reported on events such as the effects of the Mandalorian invasion of Republic space on the bounty market, the proliferation of droids entering the bounty hunting trade, and the strange effect the war was having on corporations that dealt with bounty hunters. Noblis cultivated a network of sources and informants that provided the editor with information on companies such as Czerka Arms and Adascorp, inside knowledge that Noblis passed on to the audience at The Adjudicator.
Through all this, Noblis still found the time to be an active bounty hunter during the Mandalorian Wars era. At one point, Noblis captured a bounty on the planet Wayland—however, the world was under a Mandalorian attack, and when Noblis brought the target to the Constable, the hunter found the lawman leaving with his family. When Noblis asked the Constable for a voucher to take to the nearby Lhosan Industries building, Noblis was told that the building was full of Mandalorian Basilisk droids. On another occasion, Noblis decided to set out after a "Baron Hyro Margryph," who had a bounty on his head for 100,000 credits, but as soon as Noblis reached the Inner Rim, the hunter found that there were multiple autonomous HK-24 assassin droids also out for Margryph. Soon afterward, the bounty was canceled.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "I hate droids. Is that okay? Can I say that without getting hate messages from some 'Be Nice to Your Appliance' association? But I only hate specific droids—those that take jobs away from hard-working security pros."
- ―Krav Noblis
Despite being an active bounty hunter at the time of the Mandalorian Wars, Krav Noblis was willing, through the hunter's stewardship of The Adjudicator, to pass on knowledge to others in the same field. Noblis was concerned with the effect the Mandalorian invasion would have on the bounty hunting market, considering them "spoilsports" only on par with the Jedi Order. Noblis willingly admitted to being in the field for the money and held a deep distaste for assassin droids—although Noblis considered it a smart move for bounty hunters to use droids as backup, Noblis despised autonomous droids that the hunter felt were out to take Noblis' livelihood. Noblis frequently penned columns for The Adjudicator and wrote with a very informal, conversational style. Noblis had pointed, fuzzy ears.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Krav Noblis first appeared as the author of The Adjudicator Special Report: The Outer Rim, an in-universe newsletter appearing on the last page of Knights of the Old Republic 14: Days of Fear, Part 2, a comic book written by John Jackson Miller and released in 2007. Noblis also appeared as the writer of two other issues of The Adjudicator during the run of the Knights of the Old Republic comic series.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Adjudicator Special Report: The Outer Rim (First appearance)
- The Adjudicator Special Report: Tools of the Trade
- The Adjudicator Special Report: The Colonies