- "Saphrro! Wipe the data, we can't let it fall into enemy hands!"
- ―Commander Bol, ordering Commander Saphrro to erase the data on the location and strength of their troops
Saphrro was a Human male who lived during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. By 3643 BBY, he was a part of the Mantellian Separatist Movement during the Separatist War, a conflict in which the group attempted to overthrow the Republic-backed government of the planet Ord Mantell. That year, Saphrro fought against Republic forces as the commander of one of the cells on the island of Avilatan. During his time as a commander, he held a meeting to organize personnel transfers with two other Separatist cell commanders named Bol and Vyru at the Separatist base on Mannett Point, a small island off the coast of Avilatan. While the meeting was taking place, a newly recruited sergeant of the Republic Special Forces unit known as Havoc Squad infiltrated the base, killed Saphrro and his fellow commanders, and took the information in their possession pertaining to their forces.
Biography[edit | edit source]
- "Saphrro, Vyru and Bol are priority-one targets, Sergeant. And recovering their data on separatist cell locations and manpower is too good an opportunity to pass up."
- ―Lieutenant Aric Jorgan, ordering the Havoc Squad sergeant to eliminate Saphrro and the other commanders and claim their data
A Human male, Saphrro lived during the Cold War, a period of unrest between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. At the same time as the more widespread conflict, Saphrro was a member of a Separatist Movement bent on overthrowing the Republic-backed government on the planet Ord Mantell in a struggle that became known as the Separatist War. He eventually attained the rank of commander and was in charge of one of the Separatist cells fighting against the Republic's armed forces by the year 3643 BBY on Avilatan, an island on Ord Mantell. That year, Saphrro went to meet with two other Separatist cell commanders at a Separatist base on Mannett Point, a small island off the coast of Avilatan. There, he and the other commanders, whose names were Bol and Vyru, discussed how to coordinate their operations and the transfer of troops between the various cells on the island. By that time, Saphrro had a reputation with the Separatists and was viewed by an officer named Dalern as one of the group's greatest heroes. Due to his and the other commanders' importance, the number of guards at the base was increased, and a force field generator was installed to protect the meeting area.
While Saphrro and the other commanders met at the base, two members of the Republic Special Forces unit Havoc Squad—Captain Zora and a newly recruited sergeant—infiltrated the heavily defended base in search of a ZR-57 orbital strike bomb that the Separatists had recently stolen. Upon disabling the force field and finding that the bomb was not being stored in the facility, the two soldiers interrogated Dalern and learned that Saphrro and the other Separatist cell commanders were the reason for the increased security. Lieutenant Aric Jorgan of Ord Mantell Infantry Command ordered the sergeant to obtain the commanders' data on Separatist troop strength and cell locations as well as to eliminate them all as priority-one targets. Bol and Vyru noticed the sergeant's approach, and Bol ordered Saphrro to wipe all of their data from their computer. Saphrro protested that they were only up against one trooper and prompted the other two commanders to fight back against the sergeant. However, Saphrro and the other two commanders were killed, and the sergeant was able to obtain their data since Saphrro had not deleted it.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "It's because… well… Saphrro, Vyru and Bol are here. Three of our greatest heroes who lead us in our glorious—"
- ―Officer Dalern, speaking of the Commanders, before being cut off by Captain Zora
Saphrro was a heavily built individual with tan-colored skin and brown eyes. At the time of his death, he wore his brown hair in two stripes running from the top of his forehead to the back of his head, with a pair of thinner stripes running from front to back on each side of his head. As a cell commander, Saphrro had a large amount of knowledge of the Separatist cell's troop strengths and location on the island of Avilatan. Viewed by Officer Dalern as a great hero of the Separatist cause, Saphrro was also important enough to be involved in coordinating personnel transfers and operations with other cell commanders. He had enough experience with computers for Bol to order him to delete the data when confronted by the Republic sergeant. He was also proficient enough with a blaster pistol to use it in combat against the sergeant.
Equipment[edit | edit source]
During his time as a Separatist cell commander, Saphrro wore red-and-gray-colored armor and utilized a personal energy shield that emitted a spherical blue-colored energy field when in use. He also carried a blaster pistol.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- "She's one soldier, Bol! Kill her!"
"He's just one man! Kill him!"
- ―Saphrro's dialogue for female troopers and male troopers
Saphrro first appears in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a 2011 MMORPG produced by BioWare. He is featured in "Mannett Point," an early quest available on the planet Ord Mantell for players of the Trooper class. At the conclusion of the quest, the player is required to kill Saphrro, along with Bol and Vyru, the other two Separatist cell commanders with him at Mannett Point. After eliminating the commanders, the player must recover their data on the Separatist cells and forces for the island of Avilatan. Saphrro's line of dialogue telling his fellow commanders to kill the player differs depending on whether the player character is male or female.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- 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—Trooper Mission: "Mannett Point" on Ord Mantell
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Date night from Doc identified the war as the "Separatist War."
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Trooper Mission: "Hit the Ground Running" on Ord Mantell