The prototype accelerator was a device to be used on a swoop bike. Created by Hidden Beks swoop bike mechanics on Taris, this prototype gave a swoop bike faster acceleration and better performance. However, the prototype heated up far quicker than a normal swoop accelerator, impairing its stability and making it more likely to overheat and explode during intensive use.
The prototype accelerator was stolen from the Hidden Beks by the Black Vulkars gang for their own use in the Tarisian Season Opener. However, it was later recovered from the Vulkars by Revan, who used the accelerator to win Bastila Shan from the swoop gang leader Brejik.
Three thousand years later, during the reconstruction of Taris, a businessman named Tarkos Sund sought to find the prototype accelerator so he could update and repurpose it. Sund hired a Republic-aligned individual to find the accelerator, who succeeded in finding it and bringing it to him.
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This article assumes the canonical light side storyline of Knights of the Old Republic. Alternatively, a dark side player can agree to help the Black Vulkar gang by assassinating the leader of the Hidden Beks, Gadon Thek, in return for use of the prototype accelerator in the Tarisian Season Opener.
This article also assumes 100% game completion of Star Wars: The Old Republic, including the Republic storyline on Taris, meaning Sund received the accelerator.