"Used to be I worked for Nem'ro's gang. Violent, bloody life. That's why I left. But now my little brother's following in my footsteps."
―Lew Brell explains his past to an Imperial-aligned individual[src]

Lew Brell was a Human male who lived on Nal Hutta during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Brell served in the gang of the Hutt crime lord Suudaa Nem'ro. He eventually quit the gang but was unable to make his way off-planet and ended up in the industrial town of Jiguuna. Sometime after Brell's resignation, his younger brother, Cam, decided to follow in his footsteps and began working for the Hutt. In 3643 BBY, Brell hired an Imperial-aligned individual to rescue his brother from a life of crime; however, Brell's efforts were in vain, as the individual returned without Cam.


"You went in there, you came out, but my brother didn't. If I find out you had the chance to save his skin and you didn't…"
―Lew Brell[src]

Lew Brell's brother, Cam, was imprisoned for deserting Suudaa Nem'ro's forces.

During the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, the Human male Lew Brell lived on the planet Nal Hutta,[1] the adopted homeworld of the Hutt species.[2] He came to work for a Hutt crime lord named Suudaa Nem'ro and became acquainted with another of Nem'ro's men named Rex Geer. Brell eventually left Nem'ro's gang, however, as he began to feel the work was too violent. He then spent ten years trying to leave Nal Hutta, unsuccessfully.[1]

In the year 3643 BBY,[3] Brell's younger brother, Cam, decided to follow in his brother's footsteps and joined Nem'ro's gang. Cam ended up fighting for Nem'ro against rival Hutt Voontara Fa'athra in an industrial town on Nal Hutta named Jiguuna,[1] which Nem'ro ruled.[4] When Brell learned of his brother's choice, he attempted to rescue him from work in the gang. Brell tried to contact Rex Geer, who was the captain of Nem'ro's street gang, and persuade him to release Cam from service. Due the gang war raging in Jiguuna between Fa'athra and Nem'ro, Brell could not reach his old acquaintance and so began searching for an individual who could.[1]

Brell found an Imperial-aligned individual in the Poison Pit cantina who was willing to help him save Cam. Brell offered the individual his knowledge of Nal Hutta's gang wars in return for help but was also willing to pay in credits. The individual successfully fought through Fa'athra's men and reached Geer's safe house in Jiguuna, where he and Cam were believed to be. The individual discovered that Rex had, in fact, imprisoned Cam within a cage, along with three other prisoners, as the younger Brell had attempted to flee from the battlefield during a gun fight and join Fa'athra's side. Rex intended to take him before Nem'ro for questioning, and when the individual requested Cam's release, the captain offered the Imperial credits to leave Cam in his custody instead of bringing him back to Brell.[1]

The individual agreed, much to Cam's horror, and left Geer's house, returning to Brell at the cantina. Upon the individual's return, Brell became angry that his brother had not been rescued and refused to pay the individual.[1]

Personality and traits[]

"I can get you experience navigating Hutta's gangs, help you build your reputation, if you help me out."
―Lew Brell[src]

Lew Brell left Nem'ro's gang, as he considered the life too bloody and violent, although he learned a great deal about Nal Hutta's gang warfare during his work for the Hutt. When his brother, Cam, joined the same gang, he cared enough about his sibling to find an individual to help save him and was willing to offer the individual both insight into Nal Hutta's gang warfare and credits. When he learned his brother had been left to be punished by Nem'ro, Brell became angry and refused to compensate the individual who had left his brother. Brell also appreciated honesty, even from those who had done something against his wishes. Brell was bald, with brown eyes and dark skin.[1]


Brell wore a dark shirt and light-colored pants while he was searching for help on Nal Hutta. He had a series of straps over the shirt and wore a backpack as well.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

"I can't thank you enough, kid. Here're the credits I promised—be careful on Hutta, though."
―Lew Brell's dialogue if the player saves Cam[src]

Lew Brell first appeared in the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic, released by BioWare in 2011. His location was also marked in the accompanying Star Wars: The Old Republic Explorer's Guide. Brell is involved in the quest "Gang Warfare," in which he asks the player to rescue his brother, Cam. The player has a choice, upon finding Cam, to either leave him to his fate in exchange for credits (dark side) or to save him (light side). This article assumes that players choose the dark-side option and leave Cam, as only Imperial Agents and Bounty Hunters may take this mission. If the player leaves Cam, the player, upon returning to Brell, may choose to tell him the truth about leaving Cam or claim he was already dead upon arrival. Neither of these options corresponds with a specific alignment, so this article makes no assumption about which was chosen.



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Mission: "Gang Warfare" on Hutta
  2. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex: "Hutta"
  3. SWTOR mini.png STAR WARS: The Old Republic - Question ! :) - Page 3 on The Old Republic's official website (backup link) places Star Wars: The Old Republic about ten to twelve years after the signing of the Treaty of Coruscant, which is dated to 3653 BBY by Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia. The Old Republic—The Lost Suns 2 takes place ten years after the treaty, one week after the mission to Nar Shaddaa, and around the time of the SpecForce Incident. Since the mission and the incident are respectively part of Act I of the Jedi Knight and Republic Trooper's storylines, and the Trooper's Act I occurs concurrent to Act I of the Smuggler storyline, the general events of the Prologue and Act I for all classes can be assumed to occur in 3643 BBY.
  4. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex: "Jiguuna"
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