- "I apologize for reneging on our deal, but I have orders. You understand. I recommend you surrender."
- ―Watcher One
In 3643 BBY, during the Sith Lord Darth Angral's campaign of vengeance against the Galactic Republic for the death of his son, Tarnis, a young Jedi Knight raided the Imperial Intelligence Outpost in the depths of the ruined Transport Station 5 on the planet Taris. The Jedi Knight and a companion sought to rescue the Republic scientist Doctor Nasan Godera, who had been captured by Watcher One, an agent of Imperial Intelligence. The duo were too late to prevent Watcher One from using a truth serum on Godera to interrogate him about his work on superweapons, and Angral ordered the operative to capture the Jedi—the same Jedi who was responsible for Tarnis's death. Watcher One was defeated, however, and the Knight allowed the man to depart Taris and go into hiding, while the Jedi returned Godera to Republic custody.
Prelude[edit | edit source]
- "We could continue this chase forever—but what a waste of resources. I suggest a compromise. Give me time to administer truth serum to Doctor Godera. Once he reveals his secrets, he's yours. We'll both have what we want."
- ―Watcher One
In 3643 BBY, during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire, the Sith Lord Darth Angral declared war on the Republic when his son, Tarnis, was killed by a young Jedi Knight. Seizing control of several Republic superweapons, Angral also dispatched Watcher One, a high-ranking operative of the Empire's intelligence organization, with a complement of Imperial Army personnel to the planet Taris to capture the former Republic scientist Nasan Godera. However, the same Jedi Knight who had killed Tarnis was sent by General Var Suthra to locate Godera as well.
Watcher One managed to stay one step ahead of the Jedi and escaped with Godera, and, in order to secure time to interrogate the scientist, he contacted the Jedi and made a deal: In exchange for time, the operative revealed the presence of a Sith assassin who was about to attack a nearby colony, and he promised to give Godera to the Jedi once his mission was complete. The Knight prevented the assassin from wiping out the colony, and, meanwhile, Watcher One—who had returned to the Imperial Intelligence Outpost in the depths of a ruined complex known as Transport Station 5—injected Godera with a truth serum and questioned him on his knowledge of superweapon design.
The raid[edit | edit source]
- "You… compromised? With the Jedi vermin who killed my son?"
- ―Darth Angral, to Watcher One
After securing the colony, the Knight and a companion followed to the outpost the coordinates for Godera's bioscan that the doctor's droid RE-M0 had given them, and they fought through the hostile rakghoul creatures that inhabited Transport Station 5 as they headed into the ruins. Unaware of the Knight's deal with Watcher One, the dozen Imperial operatives stationed at the facility attacked the Jedi upon sight. The Knight and the Jedi's companion dispatched the dozen Imperial snipers and scouts before heading into the outpost's main chamber, where Watcher One was reporting success to Angral via a holotransmission. Angral ordered Watcher One to bring Godera to the Empire's capital, Dromund Kaas, but when the Knight arrived, the Sith was enraged to learn that Watcher One had compromised with the Jedi. The furious Sith ordered Watcher One to capture the Jedi before ending the transmission, and the operative apologized to the Jedi for betraying their agreement before drawing his blaster. In the resultant battle, Watcher One was supported by two Imperial operatives, but they were eventually defeated by the Knight and the Jedi's companion; while his subordinates were killed, Watcher One was only injured.
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
- "Angral will kill you for failing. You can't return to the Empire. Go—find a new life in the Republic. You may discover we're not the enemy you think."
"What? I… only a fool would question such a generous offer. I thank you. Perhaps our paths will cross again. Farewell, Jedi."
- ―The Knight and Watcher One
Stumbling backward, Watcher One questioned his opponent as to what would happen next. Recognizing that he was a man of honor, the Knight allowed Watcher One to depart and find a new life away from the Empire.
The Knight then released Doctor Godera from his restraints and returned the scientist to the Republic settlement of Olaris, where Agent Fau-Kes of the Republic Strategic Information Service—the Republic's intelligence agency—had returned after his team failed to make contact with the Knight. At General Suthra's request, Fau-Kes took Godera to the Republic capital of Coruscant, and the Knight's crew headed to the moon of Nar Shaddaa to secure the Republic's stolen Power Guard Project.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- "You'll get no mercy from me."
"I asked for none. Do as you must."
- ―The Knight and Watcher One
The raid on the Imperial Intelligence Outpost first appeared in the Jedi Knight-class mission "The Rescue" in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a video game released by BioWare in 2011. Dark-side players will be tasked with retrieving Jedi Covenant artifacts, while light-side players are sent to stop an assassin; players can also refuse Watcher One's offer and proceed straight to "The Rescue." After defeating Watcher One, players are presented with a choice: They can kill him for dark-side points, attempt to capture him and fail, or allow him to leave for light-side points. As the Knight is a Republic class and therefore is assumed to choose only light-side alignment options, this article assumes that the Jedi Knight went after the assassin and allowed Watcher One to leave.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "A More Immediate Concern" on Taris
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "The Search for Agent Galen" on Nar Shaddaa
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "The Rescue" on Taris
- 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 , 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. places
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "The Rescue" on Taris can be completed with either Kira Carsen or T7-O1 as the active companion.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Race to the Ruins" on Coruscant
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "The Architect of Annihilation" on Taris