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T7-O1, known affectionately as Teeseven or T7, was a T7-series astromech droid active during the Great Galactic War, the Cold War, and the Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Manufactured by Duwani Mechanical Products sometime before 3843 BBY, the astromech droid did not undergo a memory wipe during his entire lifetime, allowing him to develop a strong personality and preserve the memories of the dozen or so partners he worked with throughout the years. Originally a repair and pilot droid, Teeseven began working with the Jedi Order in the years before the Great Galactic War as the partner of Jedi Master Ven Zallow, and he went undercover for the Jedi and the Republic Strategic Information Service on multiple occasions during the conflict. Surviving the Sacking of Coruscant and the fall of the Jedi Temple at the end of the war, Teeseven served as a reconnaissance droid for the Order on their homeworld of Tython for much of the Cold War before teaming up with a young Jedi who was the former apprentice of Jedi Master Orgus Din.
Alongside his friend and the Jedi's apprentice Kira Carsen, Teeseven played a pivotal role in halting the plot of the Sith Lord Darth Angral to assault the Republic using stolen superweapons, and after the Knight received the title of Hero of Tython the droid continued to travel the galaxy with his partners. Teeseven's service with the Hero of Tython eventually culminated in a plan to capture the Sith Emperor himself, and the droid accompanied the Hero of Tython during an assault on the Sith capital of Dromund Kaas. The two managed to gain entry to the Emperor's throne room and defeated the Emperor in a fierce confrontation. Afterwards, Teeseven and the rest of the Hero of Tython's companions were awarded the Cross of Glory for their pivotal role in ending the threat of the Sith Empire.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Characteristics
- 3 Behind the scenes
- 4 Appearances
- 5 Sources
- 6 Notes and references
- 7 External links
Biography[edit | edit source]
Early history[edit | edit source]
- "T7! Prep the ion cannons!"
- ―Nico Okarr to T7-O1
A T7-series astromech droid produced by Duwani Mechanical Products, T7-O1 was constructed sometime before 3843 BBY as a standard factory-spec astromech. Over the next century and a half, Teeseven passed from owner to owner—whom the droid referred to as "partners"—without ever undergoing a memory wipe. This led Teeseven to develop a personality and preserved the droid's memories of all of his former partners. Approximately one hundred years after his creation, Teeseven was assigned as a Senate legislation analyst under Senator Oodora of Manaan. Oodora promoted the astromech after his first year, and Teeseven soon became the Senator's campaign manager and speech writer throughout Oodora's four consecutive terms. When the Senator retired after twenty years of working with Teeseven, the droid began working with a Rodian named Shafu—who, unbeknownst to Teeseven, was a slaver.
Teeseven served Shafu faithfully as a navigator, piloting the Rodian's ship and never entering the cargo hold. However, Shafu was eventually captured by a Jedi named Ven Zallow, who convinced Shafu to turn over a new leaf instead of turning him over to the authorities. At Zallow's request, Shafu became a confidential informant for the Order, and in gratitude the Rodian gave Teeseven to the Jedi. By 3681 BBY, Zallow had sent Teeseven undercover to work with the smuggler Nico Okarr, and the droid served as the human's mechanic and aide on his XS stock light freighter Redshifter. While attempting to smuggle Sith artifacts off the planet, Okarr and Teeseven were captured by Republic forces over the Sith homeworld of Korriban, and the Republic arrested Okarr and impounded the smuggler's ship with Teeseven aboard the Republic space station in the Horuset system.
However, Okarr's transfer to a holding cell was interrupted by the arrival of the Sith Empire. A massive fleet arrived in-system and launched an offensive against the station, intending to retake their homeworld. As the smuggler's ship was the only one fast enough to escape the Sith fighters, Jedi Knight Satele Shan and her master decided to use it to escape in order to warn the Republic. Teeseven had been on-board the ship performing maintenance as the hangar came under assault by Sith forces, and the smuggler instructed him to prepare the ship's weapons in preparation for their escape. The smuggler and his passengers, including Teeseven, were ultimately able to escape their pursuers and bring word to the Republic of the oncoming Sith threat.
Leaving Okarr's service sometime after Korriban and returning to Master Zallow, Teeseven worked with the Jedi Order throughout much of the Great Galactic War. By that time, he had worked with a total of eleven partners, including Zallow, Oodora, a doctor, mechanic, Shafu, a Senatorial aide, and Okarr. Around 3663 BBY, Zallow lent Teeseven to the Republic Strategic Information Service for a single mission. The intelligence agency sent the droid undercover to protect a Muun ambassador from the secretive bounty hunter guild known as the GenoHaradan. During the assignment, Teeseven was successfully able to detect the assassin in the crowd and discharged a stun bolt, but the assassin escaped into the crowd. The ambassador retired in fear, leaving Teeseven depressed and believing that he never truly completed his mission.
Service to the Order[edit | edit source]
The fall of Coruscant[edit | edit source]
"You know this astromech?"
"It was Master Zallow's droid."
- ―Aryn Leneer and Zeerid Korr
In 3653 BBY, Teeseven was present on the Republic's capital planet of Coruscant with Ven Zallow when the Jedi Temple was attacked by a Sith strike force under the leadership of the Sith Lord Darth Malgus. Zallow ordered his astromech companion to stay hidden and record the battle in case of a Jedi defeat, though the droid emerged briefly to warn the Jedi Master of Darth Malgus' approach during the fighting. Teeseven returned to his hiding place and watched as Zallow was slain in battle with Malgus, and he escaped into the tunnels beneath the Temple as the battle turned against the Jedi. Teeseven attempted to return to Zallow's body after the fighting ended and managed to recover his lightsaber, but the Sith planted explosives and the droid was forced to retreat deeper into the lower levels of Coruscant as the Temple was brought down. A damaged Teeseven remained there for quite some time before he encountered Zallow's former apprentice Aryn Leneer and the smuggler Zeerid Korr, who were attempting to find out who had killed Zallow. After explaining what had transpired at the Temple, Teeseven accompanied the pair to the Temple's backup surveillance station, and he was able to restore power to the systems in order to show Leneer recordings of the Temple's fall. He paused and resumed the recording as per Leneer's instructions, allowing her to discover the identity of Zallow's killer, and he copied the recording for Leneer to peruse later when the trio departed.
T7 and the two Humans hid in an abandoned apartment building after leaving the Temple ruins, and he stayed with Leneer while Korr scouted the nearby Liston Spaceport. Leneer departed during the night despite T7's protests, and the droid later followed the Jedi Knight to the Temple with Korr when the smuggler returned. There, the two found Darth Malgus and Leneer embroiled in a fierce duel, but Korr interrupted the fight in fear of her falling to the dark side and helped Leneer escape. Leneer then decided to pursue Malgus' Twi'lek lover, Eleena Daru, in her quest for revenge, and as part of her plan the trio fell from their speeder onto the top of the spaceport. Leneer slowed T7's descent with the Force, and the droid hacked into the spaceport's systems and triggered the facility's fire suppression and safety systems with a false signal that tricked the network's sensors into detecting a fuel gas leak. As a result, evacuation alarms were triggered in Landing Bay 16-B—the hangar used by the shuttles belonging to Daru and her team—and the hangar's launch doors openned, allowing Leneer to enter and attack Daru. At Korr's orders, T7 hacked into the Dragonfly-class dropship Razor in the landing bay, but the droid decided to remain behind with Leneer after she decided not to kill Daru. Teeseven hid in the shadows of the hangar while the Knight confronted Malgus, and the two departed Coruscant aboard Daru's shuttle after Leneer threatened the Twi'lek to ensured her own safety.
The Tython uprising[edit | edit source]
While Leneer left the Order and traveled to the planet Dantooine to live with Korr, Teeseven returned to the Order's service, and when the Jedi Order left Coruscant in 3650 BBY, Teeseven accompanied them to the Order's long-lost homeworld of Tython. Teeseven served as a reconnaissance droid for the Order over the next few years, scouting Tython's wilderness and identifying hazards. In 3643 BBY, Teeseven was sent out along with nineteen other droids as long-range probes, but he was captured by a group of Flesh Raiders, a violent species native to Tython, near the Flesh Raider-controlled Tythos Ridge region. Locked inside a weapons cache in the Upper Hollows cave system, Teeseven faked deactivation and recorded a meeting between the Dark Jedi Callef and a hooded figure whom Callef called Master.
When the apprentice of Jedi Master Orgus Din raided the weapons cache for the Pilgrims of Kalikori village, the Padawan freed T7 and removed the restraining bolt that the Flesh Raiders had attached to the droid. In thanks, T7 showed the Jedi the recording it had secretly made while pretending to be deactivated: a hooded figure, giving orders to the Dark Jedi Callef—whom the Padawan had defeated earlier—and the Flesh Raiders. Callef referred to the figure as his master, and the pair seemed determined to destroy the Jedi Order.
Having discovered the source of the Flesh Raiders' sudden increase in violence, the Padawan and the other Jedi set out to stop Bengel Morr and prevent further casualties. T7's later accompanied the Padawan in rescuing Orgus Din after the latter was lured into a trap and captured by Bengel Morr. Morr revealed himself as Orgus Din's former apprentice and was assumed to have been killed during the Sacking of Coruscant, and his rage at his perceived weakness of the Jedi left him seeking vengeance on the Order. Before he could slay Orgus Din, the Padawan and T7 intervened, defeating Morr and saving the Jedi Master. The Padawan was then elevated to the rank of Knight for the Jedi's role in ending the Flesh Raider threat, and T7 looked on as the newly promoted Knight constructed their first lightsaber. When the Knight was then dispatched to the capital of Coruscant to aid Jedi Master Bela Kiwiiks and her Padawan in dealing with a new threat, T7-O1 decided to remain with the Knight as the droid felt they were a formidable team.
Partners and heroes[edit | edit source]
On Coruscant, T7-O1, the Knight and Orgus Din were brought up to speed on the situation by Master Kiwiiks. They were introduced to Republic scientist Eli Tarnis and General Var Suthra, who informed them that the plans for a Republic superweapon known as the Planet Prison had been stolen, and the Jedi had been called in to help retrieve them. Working with Kira Carsen and Agent Galen of the Republic Strategic Information Service, T7-O1 and the Knight tracked the stolen plans first to a Rodian slicer then to the Black Sun criminial syndicate. The mission then became more complicated as the two learned that Tarnis had been kidnapped by Black Sun. After one failed attempt to rescue Tarnis, T7-O1 and the Knight were informed by General Suthra that the stolen plans had also contained information about every Republic superweapon in development, not just the Planet Prison. Masters Din and Kiwiiks, as well as Agent Galen then departed Coruscant to secure the sites of the compromised superweapons while the Knight and T7-O1 launched an assault on the headquarters of Black Sun in order to rescue Tarnis.
With the aid of the Coruscant Security Force, T7-O1 and the Knight fought their way to the Black Sun command center, where they found the Black Sun leader in a holocall with Tarnis, who revealed himself to be a Sith Lord. After defeating Salarr, T7-O1 and the Knight were told by Carsen that Tarnis had stolen the Planet Prison prototype and intended to use it on Coruscant. The three then pursued the Sith Lord first to the Justicars' Sector, where they found the murdered engineering team behind the Planet Prison, then to the ruins of the Jedi Temple, where they found Tarnis in a call with four Sith Lords, including his father, Darth Angral. Tarnis was slain by the Knight in combat and the activation of the Planet Prison was narrowly averted. Infuriated by his son's death, Angral promised to have vengeance on the Republic and the Knight in particular.
Upon reporting in to General Suthra and Grand Master Satele Shan, the Knight was told that Din, Kiwiiks and Galen had all failed to report in, and General Suthra feared that Angral had already seized control of the superweapons. The general then gave the Knight a Defender-class light corvette for use as their personal starship as well as the location of one of Angral's bases on the planet of Ord Mantell, and asked the Knight to look into it. With Kira Carsen in tow as the Knight's new Padawan, the group then departed Coruscant for Ord Mantell. Upon arriving on Ord Mantell, T7-O1 and the Knight made their way to Angral's hidden base and fought their way into the command center of the facility. With the base's defenders dealt with, T7-O1 accessed the facility's databanks and found files indicating that Angral was planning to combine aspects of several Republic superweapon programs into a single project, which was codenamed the "Desolator." The files additionally contained intelligence indicating that Angral had sent agents to various worlds to where Republic superweapons were under development.
With this information in hand, T7-O1 continued to accompany the Knight as they traveled to the worlds of Taris, Nar Shaddaa, Tatooine and Alderaan in order to chase down Angral's agents and secure the superweapons. As a result of these travels the Knight and his companions rescued Doctor Nasan Godera , a former Republic weapons designer and destroyed the prototypes of the Power Guard Project, the Shock Drum and the Death Mark, each of which was a Republic superweapon seized by Angral's forces, rescuing Agent Galen and Masters Kiwiiks and Din in the process. Unfortunately the Knight and his companions learned from General Var Suthra that Angral had already succeeded in combining the superweapons technology into the Desolator, which he had mounted on his flagship. Luckily for them, Din had secretly planted a tracker on the ship. The Knight and his companions pursued Angral to the Republic agriworld Uphrades but arrived to find that the world had already been devastated by Angral's superweapon.
Subsequently, the Knights and company learn that Angral was targeting Tython. Upon boarding the Oppressor, T7 split off from the Jedi to disable the ship while they go to face Angral. The confrontation resulted in the Sith Emperor possessing Kira. But thankfully, Kira was able to break the Emperor's hold over her. The trio then reunited aboard the Defender and escaped the Oppressor's destruction.
The Hunt for the Sith Emperor[edit | edit source]
A year later, T7-O1 and Kira came upon his Master, who had been given the title of the Hero of Tython, apparently talking to thin air. The Hero explained that the ghost of Orgus Din wanted them to go to Tatooine to rescue Jedi Knight Jomar Chul. Following their successful rescue, the Hero and the crew became involved in a mission by Jedi Master Tol Braga to capture and redeem the Sith Emperor. In ordered to complete Braga's preparations, the Hero took on a series of missions to Balmorra, Quesh and Hoth. Once the Hero had completed those objectives, they went ahead with the mission, despite Chul's warnings that he had foresaw the Hero falling to the dark side.
Chul's vision came to pass when the hero and Braga's strike team confronted the Sith Emperor, who dominated their minds and turned them to the dark side. T7 and the rest of the Hero's crew were imprisoned aboard the Emperor's space stations for months while the Hero underwent Sith training. Thankfully, Din's spirit managed to free the Hero of the Emperor's control, who in turn free Kira from being tortured. T7, along with the Hero's new companions, Doc and Sergeant Fideltin Rusk were freed by Lord Scourge, the Emperor's Wrath. Though everyone was puzzled by Scourge's actions, the Sith explained that a vision he had centuries ago motivated him to rebel against the Emperor.
Thwarting the Sith Emperor's ritual[edit | edit source]
Returning to Tython, Scourge revealed to the Jedi Council that the Emperor was plotting to consume all life in the galaxy to fuel his supposed immortality in a powerful ritual. To thwart the Emperor's plans, the Hero and their crew traveled to Belsavis, Voss and Corellia to stop the Emperor's servants from killing countless innocent lives to begin the ritual, as well as redeeming the fallen members of their strike team. Their efforts weakened the Emperor, at which the Republic decided to strike at Dromund Kaas so that the Hero could strike him down. While the Republic kept the Imperial Navy occupied, T7 accompanied the Hero to confront the Emperor, as the two of them couldn't be controlled by him.
When the pair confronted the Emperor and engaged him in battle. After seemingly defeating him, Teeseven contacted Scourge, who exclaimed that the Emperor was not yet dead. Before they could do anything, the Emperor's body became shrouded in a cloud of dark side energy, and the Hero heard the Emperor's voice telepathically warning the Jedi that he would take everything and everyone to the grave with him. As the Dark Temple came crashing down around them, the Hero and Teeseven managed to escape back to the Defender and fled Dromund Kaas.
Continued Travels[edit | edit source]
At some point during the Hero's travels, the Jedi Master suddenly had a vision of a far-away jungle planet. Teeseven then approached the Hero, asking if they were referring to Rishi, as the planet was entered in the ship's navicomputer.
Rescuing the Outlander[edit | edit source]
Sometime after the former Sith Emperor consumed all life on Ziost, the Eternal Empire invaded the galaxy, during which the Hero of Tython went missing. The Hero's companions searched in vain for their leader but failed and thus went their separate ways.
By 3632 BBY, Teeseven teamed up with the Sith Lord Lana Beniko and Koth Vortena to rescue the Outlander from Emperor Arcann's custody. Infiltrating the carbonite facility on Zakuul, Teeseven aided in the Outlander's escape by creating false alarms throughout the facility, as well as deactivating blaster turrets firing on Koth's shuttle.
Teeseven remained on Zakuul while the others fled the planet in the Gravestone. Being a simple droid granted Teeseven some anonymity. Later on, he received a message from the "Lady of Sorrows", who had been seeking the Gravestone and wished to establish a dialogue with its computer, which Teeseven relayed to the Outlander.
Teeseven later met with the Outlander and Senya Tirall upon their return to Zakuul in search of the Lady. Eventually, after slicing relays and interrogating Zakuulans in the Old World, they learned that the only way to get a meet with the Lady was with the Heralds of Zildrog. Teeseven soon separated from his companions to update Koth on their status and subsequently bore witness to the interrogation and murder of Mona Gale, the Lady's proxy, by the Heralds.
After recruiting the Lady, revealed to be a droid named SCORPIO, Teeseven returned to Asylum with the Outlander and company. While SCORPIO was working on the Gravestone's hyperdrive, the Outlander received a summons from the Scion Heskal, at which Teeseven volunteered to accompany the Outlander. The meeting turned out to be a trap, as Heskal had invited Arcann to Asylum to fulfill his vision. After Arcann and the Outlander's duel was interrupted by a crashing shuttle, Teeseven fought beside his ally back to the Gravestone so they could flee the planet.
After the Empire[edit | edit source]
Characteristics[edit | edit source]
Personality and programming[edit | edit source]
Equipment and description[edit | edit source]
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
- "T7 = loyal to Republic
You = aligned with Sith Empire
You + T7 = good team + save galaxy
Politics = complicated
War = terrible
You + T7 = good team + save galaxy?"
- ―T7-O1, to Imperial Commanders
T7-O1 is a companion character for the Jedi Knight class of Star Wars: The Old Republic, a MMORPG released by BioWare on December 20, 2011. He first appeared in the Deceived cinematic trailer for the game, briefly warning Ven Zallow of the approach of Darth Malgus, and also appears in the related novel The Old Republic: Deceived, which is set directly following the trailer. T7 would also appear in the third and final trailer for the game, Return, in the service of Nico Okarr.
Like all other pages on the site, T7-O1's HoloNet page on the official Star Wars: The Old Republic website features three phrases written in Aurebesh. The first, "accidental slaver", refers to T7-O1's work with the slaver Shafu before the Rodian's change of heart, and the second, "Flesh Raider collectable", is an allusion to how T7-O1 is captured by Flesh Raiders just before the player encounters him in the mission "High-Tech Savages". The last phrase, "The Exploding Starships Conspiracy", refers to the work of the bounty hunter Terrin Sandafar, who killed Shafu and the Alderaanian noble Eckhorn Baliss by setting their ships to explode at the orders of Senator Verre Sydia's husband.
T7-O1 also appears as a minifigure in a LEGO set; namely 9497 Republic Striker Starfighter, a set composed of a Talon-class Republic starfighter as well as a Republic trooper and Satele Shan as she appears in the Hope cinematic trailer.
In the Imperial storyline, T7-O1 became conflicted regarding his loyalties concerning the Alliance after Jedi Under Siege because of the Alliance's perceived newfound alignment with the reconstituted Sith Empire. However, T7-O1 elected to remain with the Commander.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- The Old Republic: Deceived
- Deceived (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Galactic Starfighter
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Galactic Strongholds
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Shadow of Revan
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Eternal Throne
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Onslaught
Sources[edit | edit source]
- "Exploring The Old Republic"—Star Wars Insider 121
- The Art and Making of Star Wars: The Old Republic
- The Journal of Master Gnost-Dural
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Explorer's Guide (Picture only)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic Encyclopedia
- Star Wars Expanded Universe (Set: 9497 Republic Striker-class Starfighter)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]