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"Assaulting my cruiser alone. Very careless of you, Orgus Din."
―Darth Angral[src]

In 3643 BBY, during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, the Jedi Master Orgus Din infiltrated the Oppressor, the warship of the Sith Lord Darth Angral, on the edges of the Alderaan system. Din intended to eliminate the Sith, who was waging war on the Republic as a result of his son, Tarnis's, death at the hands of Din's former apprentice, but the Jedi was captured by the starship's security forces and brought before Angral. The Sith Lord killed the Jedi, broadcasting the execution live on the HoloNet, and then jettisoned Din's body into space before departing the star system. However, Din planted a homing beacon on the Oppressor before his death, allowing the Republic to track the vessel to the Uphrades system.

Prelude[edit | edit source]

"I haven't been searching for the apprentice. I've been hunting Darth Angral—and I just found his cruiser."
―Orgus Din[src]

In 3643 BBY,[4] during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, the Sith Lord Tarnis was killed in a duel with a young Jedi Knight on the Republic's capital planet of Coruscant. However, Tarnis's father, Darth Angral, witnessed his son's death, and the elder Sith declared war upon the Republic and the Jedi Order in revenge, using information on the Republic superweapon initiative given to him by his son—who had been undercover as a Republic scientist before his death—to seize control of the Republic's superweapon projects.[5] One of these projects was the Death Mark laser, which was being developed on the planet Alderaan, and Angral's apprentice Nefarid captured the weapon despite Jedi Master Orgus Din's attempts to defend it.[1]

Din was the former teacher of the Jedi Knight who had killed Tarnis, and, after the former student rescued the Jedi Master from the ruins of the Mensaav Military Laboratory—the research facility that housed the Death Mark project—the two Jedi learned that Nefarid was randomly targeting Alderaanians with the Death Mark.[6] The Imperial spy Aleyna Hark had been seen near the mountain compound of the Alderaanian noble Duke Horis Thul, and, while the Knight rushed to the compound to prevent Thul's assassination, Din claimed that he would track down Nefarid and the Death Mark.[1] However, Din lied—following the call of the Force, he located Angral's warship, the Oppressor, on the edges of the Alderaan system.[2]

The mission[edit | edit source]

The Oppressor

"Pity you didn't bring your student. I could kill you both. Tell me, Jedi. Are you afraid to die?"
"There is no death. There is only the Force."
"If there is no death… where is my son?"
―Darth Angral and Orgus Din[src]

Deciding to put a stop to the crisis involving Angral, Din prepared to board the Oppressor and confront the Sith. When contacted by his former apprentice, Din confessed the truth, and he wished the Knight luck on confronting Nefarid in the Sith's stronghold. Din infiltrated the Oppressor before it left the star system, but he was only able to plant a homing beacon on the starship before he was detected by the vessel's security forces. Wounded, the Jedi Master was brought before Angral on the ship's bridge, and the Sith Lord broadcast a transmission of the events on the bridge across the entire HoloNet. Din's former apprentice had just attacked Nefarid's base on Alderaan, and the Sith decided to display the feed from the Oppressor in order to torment his opponent. Upon being presented with Din, with whom Angral had maintained a rivalry since the end of the Great Galactic War between the Republic and the Empire almost a decade earlier, the Sith Lord mocked his opponent's attempt and questioned whether Din was ready to die. Angral then stabbed the Jedi through the abdomen, killing his opponent.[2]

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

"Darth Angral broadcasted Orgus's execution over the HoloNet. Left the body floating in space for us to find. A Republic shuttle just recovered the remains from the edge of the Alderaan system. I'm sorry."
―General Var Suthra[src]

Before departing the Alderaan system, Angral ordered Din's body to be shot into space, though a Republic shuttle later recovered the Jedi Master's corpse and returned it to the Jedi homeworld of Tython for a proper burial. Despite witnessing Din's death, the Knight defeated Nefarid in battle and destroyed the Death Mark.[2] Angral then traveled to the Uphrades system, where he used his recently-constructed Desolator superweapon to attack the Republic agriworld of Uphrades—an action that killed millions of civilians. General Var Suthra of the Republic Military used Din's tracking beacon to locate the Oppressor,[3] though Din's former student was unable to catch up to Angral until the Sith attacked Tython itself and forced a confrontation with the young Jedi.[7]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Orgus Din's mission to the Oppressor first appeared in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a video game released by BioWare and LucasArts in 2011. During the Jedi Knight class mission "Facing Lord Nefarid," players witness Din's death before fighting Nefarid in his hideout.[2]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Spy Hunter" on Alderaan
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Facing Lord Nefarid" on Alderaan
  3. 3.0 3.1 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Uphrades" on Uphrades
  4. 4.0 4.1 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 Act I for all classes can be assumed to occur in 3643 BBY. The Prologue for each class immediately precedes Act I, and Act III for all classes begins with the start of the Galactic War, which Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia places around 3640 BBY. Assuming that in-universe chronology of the Star Wars: The Old Republic events roughly aligns with the release of story content in real-life as with SWTOR mini.png Forums: Dear Story Team, What Year Are We Currently In? on The Old Republic's official website (backup link), the Act III Epilogue must take place near the end of 3640 BBY since it was the chronologically latest story of the The Old Republic base game, which was released toward the end of 2011. Therefore, assuming that The Old Republic takes place over the course of three years per the former of the two aforementioned swtor.com posts, Act I takes place near the end of 3643 BBY.
  5. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Race to the Ruins" on Coruscant
  6. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Siege Hunter" on Alderaan
  7. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Fate of the Jedi" on Tython
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