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The Sergeant was able to locate the bomb in another Separatist Base and finally disabled it, though Havoc Squad was still nowhere to be found. The Republic Commando had however found another troubling discovery, noticing that some of the opponent forces who stood protecting the base, were actually [[Sith trooper|Imperial soldiers]], revealing the Sith Empire's affiliation with the Separatists.
 
The Sergeant was able to locate the bomb in another Separatist Base and finally disabled it, though Havoc Squad was still nowhere to be found. The Republic Commando had however found another troubling discovery, noticing that some of the opponent forces who stood protecting the base, were actually [[Sith trooper|Imperial soldiers]], revealing the Sith Empire's affiliation with the Separatists.
   
The Sergeant then reached an hangar, finding that the rest of Havoc Squad was very much alive. Wraith attempted to kill the Sergeant but was stopped by Tavus who then revealed to the Sergeant that Havoc was going to desert the Republic for the Sith Empire, as the latter seemed to value soldiers more than the former. The Sergeant still attempted to redeem Havoc Squad, but to no avail. Tavus continued to explain that Havoc felt betrayed after the Senate chose to [[Mission on Ando Prime|abandon]] them on [[Ando Prime]]. Tavus then ordered the Imperial [[Colonel]] [[Vorr]] and his Imperials to attack the Sergeant, who was able to defeat his opponents regardless. However, the Sergeant's fight to survive the attack had been enough for the treacherous Havoc Squad to escape in a [[Unidentified Sith Imperial shuttle|Shuttle]], taking the supposedly neutralized bomb with them to present it as a gift to the Empire.
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The Sergeant then reached an hangar, finding that the rest of Havoc Squad was very much alive. Wraith attempted to kill the Sergeant but was stopped by Tavus who then revealed to the Sergeant that Havoc was going to desert the Republic for the Sith Empire, as the latter seemed to value soldiers more than the former. The Sergeant still attempted to redeem Havoc Squad, but to no avail. Tavus continued to explain that Havoc felt betrayed after the Senate chose to [[Mission on Ando Prime|abandon]] them on [[Ando Prime]]. Tavus then ordered the Imperial [[Colonel]] [[Vorr (Imperial)|Vorr]] and his Imperials to attack the Sergeant, who was able to defeat his opponents regardless. However, the Sergeant's fight to survive the attack had been enough for the treacherous Havoc Squad to escape in a [[Unidentified Sith Imperial shuttle|Shuttle]], taking the supposedly neutralized bomb with them to present it as a gift to the Empire.
   
 
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This individual was the commander of the Republic Army Special Forces Division's elite unit, Havoc Squad, during the Cold War and the Galactic War.

Promoted swiftly from Sergeant to Lieutenant after the defection of nearly all other Havoc Squad members to the Sith Empire, this trooper was tasked by General Elin Garza to both hunt down and bring down the traitors, and rebuild the Republic's most renowned, and decorated special forces squad. The commander rose through the ranks to the rank of Major.

Biography

Early Career

"People, this is the new sergeant I mentioned—ranked first in the Academy in Forward Assault, Search and Destroy, and Advanced Recon. It's good to have you, Sergeant."
―Harron Tavus.[src]

The Commander was ranked first in the Academy of Forward Assault, Search and Destroy, and Advanced Recon becoming a talented soldier and combat leader, during the Cold War with the Sith Empire. The soon-to-be Commander served early tours in the Outer Rim and, while still as a sergeant, was transferred to Ord Mantell during its civil war to join the Republic's most decorated special forces combat unit, Havoc Squad.

Ord Mantell Civil War

"Another beautiful day on Ord Mantell."
―Lieutenant Bex Kolos, nicknamed "Gearbox."[src]

New Squad member

"I'll fight the enemies of the Republic with everything I've got, sir."
―The Lieutenant to Kolos.[src]
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Upon the planet's orbit arrival, the starship carrying the Sergeant, passed through an ongoing space battle and was punished by the Separatist fleet's fire being able to land safely in Ord Mantell nonetheless, with the future Commander and a group of Republic troopers setting foot in Mantellian ground. Right after the landing, the Sergeant entered an All Personnel Carrier which departed to a Republic outpost called Fort Garnik, taking the Sergeant to his respective unit in the front lines. Inside the APC, Lieutenant Bex Kolos, also known as Gearbox , a member of Havoc Squad, introduced himself and briefed the Sergeant in their objective which was to recover a powerful bomb that was stolen by the Separatists near Drelliad Village, after shooting down the Republic ship that was carrying it.

Suddenly the APC, carrying the Sergeant, Gearbox and others, was shot down by two Armor-piercing Missiles, coming from the village before they could arrive to Fort Garnik, suffering several casualties including the driver. Gearbox assigned the Seargeant to disable the missile launchers in the village while he would reorganize the Republic troopers who survived the crash, preparing them to move out and also to try to fix the Walker. The Sergeant complied and reached the village. There he met with Sergeant Blyes and his men, who were under fire during the ongoing battle for that place. Blyes asked the Sergeant to take out the Separatist jammers which were blocking their communications. A task the Sergeant accepted and succeeded in. The Sergeant then proceeded to eliminate several more Separatists and successfully destroying the missile launchers. Afterwards, Gearbox contacted the Sergeant, congratulating the subordiante for the mission's success and telling the Sergeant to reach Fort Garnik on foot while he would keep the repairs on the APC.

Upon arrival to the Republic base, the Sergeant was welcomed by Sergeant Jaynes. Afterwards, the Sergeant entered the barracks where he was approached by a private named Farn, who introduced himself telling the sergeant that it was an honor to meet a member of the legendary Havoc Squad. The Sergeant then finally regrouped with Havoc Squad, which received the new blood fairly well. The squad's leader, the famous Commander Tavus then proceeded to introduce the more veteran squad members: the second-in-command, Captain Zora; the explosives expert, Lieutenant Vanto Bazren and the combat medic, Lieutenant Ryler Dorant.

Commander Tavus started debriefing Havoc Squad on the mission previously mentioned by Gearbox, to recover a crashed ZR-57 orbital strike bomb in the region of Avilatan, considering that the weapon was capable of vaporizing an entire island and also stating that the Republic had sent a recovery team but by the time they arrived, the bomb had already been stolen by the Separatists. Tavus then assigned the Sergeant to obtain information about the possible bomb's location from the Republic spy Bellis, who was waiting to report in the town of Talloran.

Before the Sergeant could go on with the mission, Tavus lastly introduced Lieutenant Aric Jorgan, from the Republic's Ord Mantell Infantry Command, who would oversee the Sergeant's progress in the mission, providing intel when necessary. Jorgan also made it clear that he was in charge and his orders were to follow without question. When the Sergeant reached the "hot" meeting spot in Talloran, the Sergeant found Bellis dead and immediatly contacted Jorgan, who told the Sergeant to acquire Bellis' field box, which would contain the info that the spy was trying to reveal before his death.

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Bellis' corpse in Talloran village.

The Sergeant entered Bellis' house in Talloran, to recover his field box but was approached by Bellis' wife, Lin, who at first tried to disguise her husband's profession, considering she didn't even knew that he had been killed. The Sergeant revealed his death and Lin, outraged by the fact that he died while in the service, told the Sergeant to leave the house without hearing the Sergeant's request. At last, but still outraged with the Republic for letting her husband die, she accepted to give Bellis' field box to the Sergeant.

The Sergeant returned to Fort Garnik and gave Bellis' field box to Jorgan, who then told the Sergeant to talk to Bazren. Bazreb assigned the Sergeant with a new task, telling the Sergeant that a mysterious informant called Mirru, had come to the Republic base informing the officers that he knew of a separatist bombing that was planned to happen in that very single day. The Republic forces however initally refused to believe him and kicked him out, but thereafter they decided that they should send someone to talk to Mirru, just to verify it. And that was the Sergeant's new mission. A few moments after, the Sergeant met with Mirru in the Refugee Camp, just outside Fort Garnik. The informant was skeptical at first, but then the Sergeant conviced him and he revealed that the Separatists were preparing to use several bombs in an ambush along the road. Jorgan, who overheard the conversation through a holocomm, immediatly assigned the Sergeant to disarm the bombs, as a Republic convoy was preparing to move along that road in the Avilatan Badlands.

After concluding his mission and returning to the Barracks, the Sergeant was intercepted by private Farn once again, who told the superior that most soldiers in the base were corrupt, and he could only trust the promising Sergeant, revealing that his CO, Lieutenant Virk, was scamming everyone under his command. The Sergeant accepted to help him, saying that as a Havoc Squad member, the Sergeant could report to higher authorities, alerting them to Virk's ongoing scam and corruption. The Sergeant then met with Tavus, who congratulated the promising trooper for succesfully ending the ambush and saving the Republic convoy. Lieutenant Jorgan then approached and told the Sergeant that he had deciphered Bellis' field box which revealed the bomb's location, as expected. The Separatists were keeping the bomb in their outpost on the island of Mannett Point, so the Sergeant was assigned to retrieve it after regrouping with Zora, also alerted for the possibility that the Sith Empire may have been supplying the Separatists with advanced weaponry. Before leaving, the Sergeant informed Tavus and Jorgan about Virk's corruption and they agreed to investigate it furthermore.

Progress in Ord Mantell

"Saphrro, Vyru, and Bol are priority-one targets, Sergeant."
―Aric Jorgan[src]

Upon arrival to the Separatist outpost on Mannett Point and after slaying several Separatists, the Sergeant met with Wraith — Zora's code name — and she assigned him to destroy the Outpost's generator while she would take care of the Force field that was preventing them from acquiring the bomb. The Sergeant succeeded in destroying the generator and then encountered several wounded Separatists, including Jex and Grannin, who begged for mercy. The Sergeant decided to let them go with the condition that they would not fight anymore. Afterwards the Sergeant regrouped with Wraith, who had by then, disabled the force field, and both entered the room where the stolen bomb was supposedly being kept. There they encountered an unprepared Separatist officer, Dalern, who still refused to surrender to the Republic's will, although the Sergeant was able to convince him to cooperate shortly after. Both Republic soldiers then discovered that the bomb had been moved to a different place so Wraith proceeded to execute Dalern assigning the Sergeant to find more useful Separatist officers who could reveal the bomb's location.

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Aric Jorgan was demoted to sergeant and placed under the lieutenant's command.

While searching the base for more officers, the Sergeant eventually encountered a room where three high-ranking Separatist were meeting. One of those officers, Saphrro, ordered another, Vyru, to attack the Republic trooper. Vyru was however killed, being followed in death by his two partners, Saphrro and a third officer, Bol. The Sergeant, without any success on locating the bomb, retreated to Fort Garnik, informing Needles — Ryler Dorant's code name — about the mission's result. Even though the Sergeant hadn't been successful in retrieving the bomb nor its location, Needles told the Sergeant that the mission had been a success because four separatist officers had been killed, crippling the Separatist's presence in the area.

Needles then assigned the Sergeant for yet another mission, telling him about a man named Zak from Oradam village, that had been in the Republic's outpost, requesting for medical supplies due to his radiation illness. The Republic officers then determined that he had been poisoned by their own ZR-57 bomb's radiation. With this discovery, the Commando Sergeant was ordered to retrieve information from the crippled Zak, who could reveal where the bomb was being kept. The Sergeant complied and met with Zak and his wife, Jaller, and questioned them about the bomb's location in exchange for medical supplies, which would help curing both Zak and Jaller. The couple revealed themselves to be Separatists but accepted nonetheless to give away the location.

Now finally with the bomb's location, the Sergeant was called to regroup with the rest of Havoc Squad in Fort Garnik's barracks. While entering the barracks the Sergeant was intercepted by the corrupt Virk who threatened him due to the investigation the Commando had issued on him. Afterwards, the Sergeant proceeded to Havoc's rendezvous spot but was only met by Jorgan, who revealed that Commander Tavus had taken Havoc Squad to recover the bomb but deciding to keep the Sergeant out of it. Jorgan was then informed by a technician that they had lost all communications with Havoc Squad. Jorgan, shocked by this event, decided to assign the Sergeant to continue with his Squad's assignment and locating it afterwards, disregarding Tavus' command.

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The Sergeant was able to locate the bomb in another Separatist Base and finally disabled it, though Havoc Squad was still nowhere to be found. The Republic Commando had however found another troubling discovery, noticing that some of the opponent forces who stood protecting the base, were actually Imperial soldiers, revealing the Sith Empire's affiliation with the Separatists.

The Sergeant then reached an hangar, finding that the rest of Havoc Squad was very much alive. Wraith attempted to kill the Sergeant but was stopped by Tavus who then revealed to the Sergeant that Havoc was going to desert the Republic for the Sith Empire, as the latter seemed to value soldiers more than the former. The Sergeant still attempted to redeem Havoc Squad, but to no avail. Tavus continued to explain that Havoc felt betrayed after the Senate chose to abandon them on Ando Prime. Tavus then ordered the Imperial Colonel Vorr and his Imperials to attack the Sergeant, who was able to defeat his opponents regardless. However, the Sergeant's fight to survive the attack had been enough for the treacherous Havoc Squad to escape in a Shuttle, taking the supposedly neutralized bomb with them to present it as a gift to the Empire.

Promotion

"In recognition of your valiant service, I hereby promote you to the rank of lieutenant. Congratulations."
―General Vander[src]

Upon returning to Fort Garnik, the Sergeant learned that Republic Command was well aware of Tavus' betrayal after witnessing the events through the Sergeant's armor camera. Requiring a scapegoat, command demoted Jorgan to sergeant, while giving the sergeant command of Havoc Squad and the rank of lieutenant.

Joined by Jorgan, the CO journeyed to Coruscant to be placed under General Garza's command, and learn that Tavus had led hundreds of Republic Special Forces to defect to Empire. The only advantage the Republic has is Havoc, as Tavus presumes the CO to have died. Though Jorgan was all for going out to hunt down Tavus and his followers, Garza stressed that they must first take out the traitors' underworld contacts on Coruscant.

Garza first sent the Lieutenant and Jorgan to the Old Galactic Market, putting them in contact with one of her men, Corporal Garrum. The corporal told them that their first target was a cyborg named Krel. The cyborg had been capturing civilians and apparently implanting them with their own cybernetics. The Lieutenant and Jorgan found Krel and fought through his army of war droids. Though the trooper offered Krel a chance to surrender, the cyborg refused, and attacked the Lieutenant. The Lieutenant killed Krel, and Garza ordered the Lieutenant to kill all the supposed cyborgs. Jorgan noted that it didn't feel right, and that they didn't know whether the civilians really were enhanced or not. Ultimately, the Lieutenant agreed with Jorgan and let the civilians go. Garza criticized the Lieutenant for this, saying that they needed to listen to her over their brain, and then their heart, in that order.

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Jek Kardan, the lieutenant's Coruscant target.

Next, Havoc was sent to Black Sun Territory to meet with Sergeant Ava Jaxo. Jaxo and the Lieutenant worked together and managed to track a batch of nerve toxin canisters that Black Sun was shipping to Tavus and the other traitors. Jaxo also asked the Lieutenant to bring her a mysterious red case that Black Sun had retrieved. The Lieutenant and Jorgan succeeded, neutralizing the gas and retrieving the case, which had a strange prototype blaster inside.

After succeeding in Black Sun territory, the Lieutenant was summoned to a Senate hearing regarding Havoc's defection. The CO answered as many of the committee's questions. In the middle, when asked if the events on Ando Prime were the cause of Havoc's defection, a Mirialan Senator told the CO to disregard it. General Garza was pleased with how the Lieutenant handled the questioning, and sent them on to Justicar territory to find Jek Kardan and stressed the need to bring him in alive. The CO then asked about the truth about Ando Prime. Garza confessed that when they sent Havoc to cut off an Imperial offensive, they discovered that enemy forces were far greater than intel had led them to believe. Just as they were about to extract Havoc, the Senate cut them off, claiming that the operation was unauthorized and threatened to breach the Treaty of Coruscant. Under Kardan's leadership, Havoc managed to find their own way home. Kardan resigned upon learning the truth and Tavus took over the squad, neither men being the same since. As the CO lamented that Tavus was telling the truth, Garza reminded Havoc that regardless of the difficult situation the old Havoc had to face, it doesn't excuse their actions.

The lieutenant and Jorgan tracked Kardan, finding him in negotiations with an Imperial. When they entered, Kardan initially assumed they were grunts before he recognized the symbol of Havoc Squad. He left, and they were held off by Imperials, giving him a chance to escape. They eventually tracked Kardan down in The Works, where he was guarding a transmitter connecting all the Havoc traitors. Havoc managed to destroy the transmitter and convinced Kardan to help bring in his comrades.

The Hunt Begins

Rescuing a Senator

Returning to Garza's office, the lieutenant and Jorgan were given the task of tracking down the traitors of Havoc Squad, and also the many other Special Forces defectors. Garza gave them access to a BT-7 Thunderclap. She told them that Wraith had captured Senator Zorin Krasul, a member committee that questioned the CO, and was holding him hostage. Traveling to the space station, Havoc found the Senator sitting on a bomb chair. They managed to vent the atmosphere temporarily from the cargo bay and disarm the bomb. As they escorted the Senator to the hanger, they met with Jaxo, who was to escort Krasul back to Coruscant. Jaxo told Havoc that Wraith had managed to slip past them.

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Elara Dorne, Havoc's third member.

Taris

Garza then sent Havoc to Taris, the first defectors' location. She had contacted the local regiment commander, Colonel Gaff, to assist them in any way possible, but he was not to know the details of their mission. Upon meeting with the colonel, he blatantly disregarded Garza's orders, partly due to the fact that their mission is top secret, claiming that nothing unusual happened under his watch. Suddenly, a female Human, Sergeant Elara Dorne, spoke up, stating that patrol teams have gone missing. When Gaff attempted to shoot her down for speaking out of term, she cited regulations that made Garza's orders a priority. Gaff dismissed her claims, insisting that they may have fallen prey to wildlife. As the colonel excused himself, Dorne apologized for Gaff's behaviour, stating that it's not the first time he defied direct orders.

With Dorne's aid, the Lieutenant and Jorgan searched for several missing squads of Republic scouts and traced them to an Imperial outpost. There, Havoc's commander made a deal with an Imperial commander, Thorus, who agreed to tell him where Needles was, if he was allowed to go free. Dorne then came in on holo, warning the CO not to broker any deals with him, explaining that she personally serve under Thorus, who has committed war crimes in direct defiance of Imperial High Command. Thorus defends that he was only doing what was necessary to perform his duties and claimed that the CO was no different. Angered that he would compare himself to them, the CO raised a blaster, declaring they are nothing alike. Scared, Thorus confessed Needles' location and explained that he's experimenting with rakghouls and other defectors. Though Sergeant Dorne recommended executing Thorus immediately, Havoc honored their agreement, letting the commander go. They followed Needles to his base, where he was mutating Imperial soldiers into rakghouls. They managed to kill Needles and his rakghouls, though the Lieutenant decided to destroy Needles' research rather than follow Jorgan's suggestion to bring it to General Garza. This displeased Garza, though she commended them for killing Needles. She hadn't told Kardan yet but she doubted he'd be upset, as he and Needles never see eye-to-eye. She also ordered Elara Dorne to join Havoc Squad, a transfer Dorne gladly accepted.

Nar Shaddaa

Havoc soon landed on the Hutt moon of Nar Shaddaa. Garza warned that the moon is neutral territory and advises against causing an incident. She then explained that Tavus' followers have reactivated a prototype Republic war droid designed M1-4X, originally meant to serve in Havoc and it's causing havoc on Nar Shaddaa. She had enlisted the aid of an SIS cell but ordered Havoc to avoid disclosure about their mission.

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Disembarking from the ship, Havoc met with their SIS contact, Jonas Balkar, in a cantina. In chasing Forex and his defector controllers, led by Captain Andrik the CO confessed the true details of their mission to Balkar rather than keep him in the dark. During the course of their chase, they infiltrated an Imperial outpost in a casino. As the Imperials raised their weapons, Andrik came on holo. He refused to aid the Imperials, knowing they'd be dead. Rather than start a firefight and cause an incident, the CO managed to convince the Imperials that Andrik doesn't care about the Empire and they give up his location in Shadow Town, where he was attempting to fully activate Forex's experimental power core. Upon confronting the defectors, Andrik dismissed the CO as an obedient grunt. He claimed that the Republic will eventually abandon them too, but the CO would have none of it. At that moment, Forex was fully activated. Though unable to disobey Andrik, the droid expressed hope that Havoc Squad would prevail. In a quick firefight, they managed to kill Andrik and his followers and destroyed Forex. Later returning to an SIS safehouse, Havoc walked in on an argument between Balkar and Garza over Havoc's mission. Garza was displeased that the CO disobeyed orders. As the general signed off, Balkar then revealed that they have repaired Forex to serve in Havoc Squad.

Into The Trap

Garza next assigned Havoc Squad to attack Tavus' ship, which had been tracked after Tavus and a squad of Imperial commandos had stolen prototype cloaking devices. Traveling to Tavus' ship, Havoc Squad fought through the automated defenses. Unfortunately, they had been tricked—Tavus was not, in fact, aboard the ship. Tavus contacted the Lieutenant via holocomm, telling them that he had intentionally arranged for the Lieutenant to be there, and ridiculed them for killing Needles and Captain Andrik. Tavus revealed an Imperial unit called the Shadow Fist, which had been a constant rival of Havoc Squad's during the first war, was aboard the ship. The Lieutenant fought and managed to defeat all members of the Shadow Fist and recover the stealth generator.

Phase Two

Tatooine

With the successful recovery of the stealth generator, Havoc Squad was sent to the desert world Tatooine. There, they found the mayor of Anchorhead, who informed the Lieutenant that the Imperials had been placing bombs into protocol droids and sending them into Anchorhead, killing many innocent beings. They received a report of a bomb that had just been set off, and Havoc went to the site quickly. They found an injured man who informed them that the protocol droids had entered the buildings and exploded, and they were forced to battle a new wave of the sabotaged droids.

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Returning to the mayor, Havoc informed them of the successful mission. Then they were contacted by Fuse, one of the Havoc defectors. Fuse told them that the bombs were being engineered by Geonosians in the desert. Havoc went to the Geonosian compound and found the Geonosians in contact with an Imperial named Colonel Gorik. Gorik ordered the Geonosian leader, Kyvax, to kill Havoc. Havoc succeeded in eliminating all of the Geonosian forces and returned to Mayor Klerren. Fuse told the mayor he regretted his decision, because innocent people were being hurt with his designs. Klerren reassured Fuse that he was doing the right thing.

Fuse then told Havoc of an Imperial commando team near Sand People territory, using Fuse's designs of mines and bombs on the Sand People. The Lieutenant and their squad set out to deal with them. Inside the cave the Imperials were hiding in, a technician expressed doubt, saying he thought Havoc had defected to the Empire. The commando sergeant replied that they'd sort it out when the Republic forces were dead, and his squad opened fire. The Lieutenant made quick work of the Imperials and killed them all save for the technician, who surrendered. Havoc allowed the technician to go free on the stipulation that he reveal the location of the Imperial base. That known, they set out to stop Gorik.

At the Imperial base, the squad found Fuse in a cell. Fuse said that Gorik was getting away, and that Havoc should stop him. At that moment, the self-destruct was activated, and Havoc was forced to choose—free Fuse or go after Gorik. The Lieutenant chose to follow the primary mission of returning the Havoc traitors, and freed Fuse, turning him over to the Republic forces; however, Gorik was allowed to escape. This disappointed Garza, but she was pleased that Havoc was finally able to bring in one of the traitors alive, as Kardan was beginning to doubt her promise.

Alderaan

With their success on Tatooine, Havoc Squad was sent to the planet Alderaan to track down Gearbox. Liaising with House Organa, Havoc interrogated a prisoner captured by the Organas, Markus Thul, with the help of Captain Balic Cormac of Organa's defense force. Thul agreed to help Havoc find Gearbox, provided the Lieutenant rescue his wife and daughter. First, Havoc took out a gun battery harassing House Organa, and then they proceeded to rescue the women and bring them back to House Organa. While on Alderaan, Havoc was repeatedly interrupted by a noble of House Organa named Pallos Organa. Havoc deftly avoided Organa's questions, and Thul gave them the location of Gearbox's outpost.

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Gearbox had been designing a new war tank in the time he'd been on Alderaan, and even as Havoc prepared to assault his base, he finalized his plans, completing the tank. When Havoc fought through Gearbox's Imperial guards and reached him, Gearbox manned the tank. He taunted the Lieutenant, saying he was impressed that anyone could infiltrate the base but also degrading them by saying they weren't Havoc material, as Havoc would not have fallen for his trap. The Lieutenant damaged the tank and in the process injured Gearbox. The former Republic commando refused to give up, however, and continued fighting on foot. The Lieutenant was forced to kill him, ending another traitor's life but yet again failing their promise to Kardan. Upon returning to House Organa, the Lieutenant found Pallos interrogating Captain Cormac. He demanded to know why the Lieutenant was allowing three Thul nobles to stay in the Organa household, and wanted to know what deal the Lieutenant had made with Markus. The Lieutenant honored their deal, pardoning Markus and his family, to Pallos' anger.

Garza commended them for dealing with Gearbox, though she was displeased that he had been killed, as Havoc had promised Kardan to bring in the traitors alive. She also inquired about how they had caused Pallos trouble. The Lieutenant explained that Pallos had gotten repeatedly in the way of the mission, and Garza said that although she had figured Pallos had been exaggerating, she also wondered if there was truth in his report, and ordered the Lieutenant to be more diplomatic in the future.

The Justice

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Harron Tavus, leader of the Havoc traitors, and the commander of the Justice.

With all traitor outposts dealt with, Garza ordered the Lieutenant back to Coruscant. Upon arriving, she said they had a great deal to talk about, and commended the Lieutenant on their valiant efforts on behalf of the Republic. Garza had intercepted a message to the four outposts signaling all survivors to come to a rendezvous point. The Lieutenant was sent to infiltrate the rendezvous point, Tavus' command ship, the Justice.

Upon boarding the ship, the Lieutenant was met by an Imperial who asked where they had come from. The Lieutenant lied and gave him the name of one of the previous outposts–Taris, Tatooine, and Alderaan. The Imperial bought the story and then asked if the rumors he was hearing were true regarding a single Republic soldier blasting through their operations. Deciding to further embellish this, the Lieutenant claimed that this soldier was a one-person army. The Imperial let them go on their way. As they went through the ship, the Lieutenant committed various acts of sabotage, eventually ending in the engine room. There, Wraith, one of the last Havoc traitors aside from Tavus, approached the Lieutenant and expressed pleasure at the opportunity to kill the Lieutenant. However, she failed, and was killed. Successfully sabotaging the engines, the Lieutenant and the rest of Havoc headed for the bridge.

Upon reaching the bridge, Havoc confronted Tavus. Tavus said the Lieutenant belonged on the Justice in some twisted way. The Lieutenant responded that Tavus was a traitor, and had nothing to do with Havoc Squad. Tavus shot back that he was Havoc Squad, along with Fuse, Needles, Gearbox, Wraith, and Kardan. He accused the Lieutenant of murdering all his comrades, but the Lieutenant revealed that Kardan and Fuse were still alive. Though initially relieved, Tavus still held the Lieutenant accountable for the other deaths. Tavus, like Wraith, expressed pleasure at the opportunity to kill the Lieutenant. They fought, and the Lieutenant came out victorious. Wounded, Tavus expressed regret for his actions, acknowledging that he's responsible for his comrades' deaths for leading them to defect. Lowering his blaster, Tavus offered his services to the Republic, saying he could offer valuable intel. The Lieutenant accepted. At that moment, Republic Special Forces boarded the ship. Once the coast was clear, Garza came aboard. She cordially greeted Tavus, expressing relief that he finally decided to surrender. Tavus bemoaned that he lost everything he was fighting for. Garza reminded that the citizens of the Republic are worth fighting for. She then turned to the Lieutenant and she promoted them to Captain. Later, Tavus sent a message to Havoc, expressing his regret at all that had happened and thanking them for sparing him.

The Gauntlet

Havoc Squad didn't get much downtime after the resolution of the Tavus Situation. The Commander was tasked with the difficult extraction of an SIS Agent on Tatooine. The agent had uncovered Imperial plans for a devastating new superweapon, known only as, "The Gauntlet". With the war still in it's cold, smoldering stages, Republic Command could ill afford to allow such a game changing project to go into effect.

General Garza ordered the Commander and Havoc Squad to neutralize the Gauntlet, in an attempt to mitigate any military advantage such a weapon would give the Empire. However, Havoc Squad was still understaffed for such a dangerous mission, and lacked a demolitions or technical specialist. The Gauntlet Operation hinged on the Commander finding the last key pieces to the reformed commando squad.

Garza ordered the Commander to assist and recruit a demolitions expert; a Weequay named Tanno Vik. At that time, Vik was tasked with disruption of the Imperial occupation on Balmorra. And though Havoc Squad was forced to deal with Vik's unorthodox tactics and the Imperial precedence on the planet, they succeeded in recruiting the best demolitions operative in the Republic military.

The mission to Hoth was as uncomplicated as the operation on Balmorra, at least at first. The Commander was tasked with recruiting a Gand named Yuun, a squad commander who was stationed on Hoth. The Commander assisted Yuun and his squad in neutralizing pirate and Imperial forces on the frozen planet; leaving the planet secure for Republic forces and with the final piece of Havoc Squad on board his BT-7 Thunderclap.

The Assault on the Gauntlet was arguably the most pivotal military action taken by the Republic on the eve of the renewed Galactic War. Imperial General Rakton would later blame the Commander and Havoc Squad for reigniting the war between the Republic and the Empire.

Second Galactic War

Once Havoc succeeded in destroying the Gauntlet, the Commander was promoted to the rank of Major. Unfortunately, their victory was not without repercussions. The Gauntlet's destruction incensed Imperial General Arkos Rakton, who declared outright hostilities against the Republic. His first move was capturing a group of Republic-aligned heads of state, forcing their respective planets to allow Imperial forces to bypass their borders to assault Republic holdings. Havoc was sent in to liberate the hostages, in an effort to stop Rakton's plans before they were begun.

Turning the Tide

After Havoc successfully rescued the hostages, as well as made an enemy out of Rakton, Havoc was deployed to reinforce the Republic offensive, starting with extracting Dagger Wing, a disavowed unit of Republic fighter pilots imprisoned on Belsavis for a botched mission that had resulted in the deaths of thousands of Imperial citizens on Fest.

Then, Havoc was dispatched to space station A-77 to liberate POWs. The Commander was again partnered with another special forces agent, Sergeant Jaxo, in an effort to liberate the prisoners. It turned out that it was a trap set by General Rakton, to eliminate the threat of Havoc Squad and the Major. The Major survived the encounter, but not without making a terrible decision.

Havoc was then assigned to the planet Voss, where Senator Evran was withholding thousands of Republic soldiers from the war effort for fear that the Empire would attack Voss again. And as he had Supreme Chancellor Dorian Janarus' complete confidence, even Garza couldn't overrule him. Thus, Havoc was forced to eliminate any Imperial invasion vectors, making the overall Republic military presence unnecessary. Havoc proceeded to foil Lord Torius' plan to utilize the stolen ZR-57 orbital strike bomb to hold Voss-Ka hostage.

Though the Republic had more than enough strength to turn the tide of the war, Garza was forced to recall Havoc Squad to Coruscant for a Senate inquiry into the squad's activities. Meeting at the spaceport, Garza reveals to the Major that the inquiry is a sham. It is being held by Senator Grom Zian, who is in fact a paid agent for the Empire. It is Rakton's intention to use Zian to suspend Havoc, allowing the war to turn in his favor. Luckily, the SIS had gathered evidence proving Zian's ties. Garza ordered the Major to attend the hearing and present the evidence, but avoid anything that could validate Zian's accusations.

Battle of Corellia

After Zian was arrested, Garza contacted Havoc via holo, revealing that she's transferred to Corellia, where the Empire and Republic are committing a significant amount of forces to fighting. When the Major landed on the planet's surface, Garza introduced the Major to CorSec officer and former special forces member, Locke, and civilian Captain Phaeris, who had both agreed aid the war effort. Garza told Havoc that their objective was to storm the Bastion, the center of Republic military operations, which Rakton captured during the initial Imperial invasion. But to get there, they needed a landing zone for Phaeris' group of smugglers to deploy their troops. Garza sent Havoc to capture the Imperial-held landing zone where the smugglers' ships were docked. But after Havoc secured the landing zone, Locke called the squad to plead them to stop the Imperial attack on the residential districts. However, Garza suggested that Havoc instead divert to capture the lightly-guarded dropships, but she left the overall decision to the Major. Havoc chose to save the civilians.

Havoc then deployed to Labor Valley to rally resistance cells to retake a factory. Afterwards, they met with Garza and Locke at a safehouse in Axial Park. Garza explained they needed a safe landing zone, which she's chosen to be the Corellia Museum of Starships. However, a famous warship, the Lucky Lancer, was parked there. Garza felt it better that it'd be destroyed, though Locke refused to have a symbol of Corellia heritage destroyed. Instead, Havoc chose to escort volunteer pilots to move the ship out of the way.

Meeting in the government district in a Drall library, Havoc was briefed on the initial infiltration of the Bastion. First, they had to jam its communications, then commandeer an Imperial crawler tank to slip in, taking out the main gate so the Safecrackers and 53rd Armored Platoon could begin the main assault. After the initial assault, the Major then commanded the battle group that had been placed under his command, leading them to victory against the central Imperial defenders. General Rakton faced off against the Major, who dealt with the Imperial general and his bodyguards.

Garza reunited with Havoc on Coruscant, where the newly elected Supreme Chancellor, Leontyne Saresh, personally commended the Major and Havoc squad for bringing down the architect of the Imperial war effort.

Personality and Traits

The Havoc Squad Commander was in many ways the ideal Republic soldier, being highly patriotic and highly skilled in not only combat, but leadership and tactics. Even Arkos Rakton, the Empire's most feared general who was not only considered one of the top soldiers in the Galaxy, but possessed extreme contempt for the Republic, viewed the Major with grudging respect, going so far them "the one worthy adversary in the whole Republic". Though suddenly granted the leadership of the most elite squad in the Republic, the CO quickly adapted and led their squad to many victories over the Empire.

Behind the scenes

This article represents the character story of the Republic trooper player class in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game developed by BioWare and released on December 20, 2011. As a result of being player determined, no canonical description of this individual is currently available; therefore, the article presents the subject's gender as neutral.

The male Trooper is voiced by Brian Bloom and the female Trooper is voiced by the prolific voice actress of many Star Wars characters, including Bastila Shan, Satele Shan, and the female Jaden Korr, Jennifer Hale.

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