"To keep droids disciplined I need escaped droids destroyed before they exit system."

R3-B57 was an R3-series astromech droid that operated during the Galactic Civil War. After the Battle of Yavin, R3-B57 served Jabba the Hutt's criminal empire on Tatooine under Jabba's sadistic EV-series supervisor droid EV-9D9. Circa 1 ABY,[1] R3-B57 and three other droids, BD-34, RA-316 and LIN-34, escaped Jabba's Palace and took refuge within the Darklighter cache. EV-9D9 thus hired a spacer to track down the droids to the cave. According to EV-9D9's punitive instructions, the spacer planted pain bolts to the droids before destroying them. In the meantime, Jabba's enemies of the Valarian gang assigned a group of M12-L Kimogila heavy fighters to exfiltrate R3-B57 out of the system but the ships were destroyed by Jabba's pilots in the Tatooine system.[2]

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R3-B57 appeared as a non-player character in the video game Star Wars Galaxies, a massively multiplayer online-role playing game developed by Sony and published by LucasArts,[2] prior to its closure on December 15, 2011.[3] R3-B57 was added to the game as part of the "Legacy Quest" with the release of the "Publish 25", a.k.a. the "New Game Enhancements", on November 15, 2005.[4]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: The Ruins of Dantooine
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 SWG logo sm.png Star Wars Galaxies: Starter Kit—Legacy Quest: "Runaways" on Tatooine
  3. Gal-icon.jpg IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT STAR WARS GALAXIES™ on the official Star Wars Galaxies website (content now obsolete; backup link)
  4. Gal-icon.jpg Publish Archive 2005 on the official Star Wars Galaxies website (content now obsolete; backup link)

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