This individual was the commander of Havoc Squad during the Cold War.
Promoted swiftly from Sergeant to Lieutenant after the defection of all other Havoc squad members, this trooper was tasked by General Garza to both hunt down and bring down the traitors, and rebuild the Republic's most renowned, and decorated special forces squad.
The Commander was ranked first in the Academy of Forward Assault, Search and Destroy, and Advanced Reccon 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 unit, Havoc Squad.
Ord Mantell Civil War
New Squad member
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 plus a Smuggler, who were under fire during the ongoing battle for that place. Blyes asked the Sergeant and the Smuggler to take out the Separatist jammers which were blocking their communications. The two complied and succeeded in their tasks, parting ways afterward. The Sergeant then proceeded to eliminate several more Separatists and being successful in destroying the missile launchers. Afterwards, Gearbox contacted the Sergeant, congratulating him for his success and telling him 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 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.
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.
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.
Sergeant was assigned to discover the location of a missing Republic bomb, all the while being criticized by Lieutenant Aric Jorgan for failing to extract an informant. When it was discerned that the bomb was taken to the separatists' volcano headquarters, Commander Harron Tavus explicitly ordered that the Sergeant remain at Fort Garnik while the rest of Havoc investigate. But when Havoc suddenly dropped off the grid, Jorgan decided to disobey Tavus' orders to send the Sergeant into the volcano to discover what had befallen Havoc. While transmitting the signal to deactivate the bomb, the Sergeant discovered Imperials forces allied with the separatists. Upon locating Havoc Squad, the Sergeant was shocked to discover the entirety of Havoc ready to defect over to the Empire. As Tavus explained, Havoc felt betrayed after the Senate chose to abandon them on Ando Prime. He did consider offering the Sergeant to join them but seeing as the Sergeant is too idealistic, Tavus decided to leave the Sergeant to die at the hands of an Imperial brigade. After Tavus' shuttle took off with the deactivated bomb and a squad full of traitors, the Sergeant is fight off the Imperials and returned to base.
Upon returning, the Sergeant learned that Republic Command was well aware of Tavus' betrayal after witnessing the events through the Sergeant's armor camera. They then demoted Jorgan to sergeant as a scapegoat while promoting the Sergeant to lieutenant and new Havoc CO.
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. In the midst of performing these missions, as well as questionable directives from Garza, the CO was summoned to a Senate hearing regarding Havoc's defection.
Afterwards, Garza confirmed the reappearance of Jek Kardan, Havoc's founder and Tavus' mentor, and stressed the need to bring him in alive. Havoc eventually tracked Kardan to 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.
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.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)