- "Behold the patron of glory! Eyes afire with righteous might; skin bathed in the warm blood of the enemy—witness the glory and blazing fury!
His wrath rains down like fire from above. Bodies encircle him like a pyre. His hand never falters; his courage never wanes as the hordes overwhelm him.
His last thoughts turn to his true love. He feels no fear. No pain. The chill of death cannot cool his passion. The hero burns eternal."
- ―A poem celebrating Tala-Reh's husband
A Voss male was the husband of the Voss Tala-Reh and a member of his species' commandos before the Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Native to the planet Voss, Tala-Reh's husband was sent by the Voss Mystic Valen-Da on a suicide mission to confront Jokull, the king of the hostile Gormak species. Knowing that he would meet his own death in the process, the commando challenged Jokull to a duel, and the Voss defeated twenty of the hundred Gormak warriors sent to kill him before he himself fell in battle. The commando's death greatly inspired the Voss people, and many celebratory songs and poems were written in his honor.
Biography[edit | edit source]
- "Valen-Da had a vision. He sent my husband to Gorma-Koss. Alone. There he met his fate. He challenged the Gormak king to a duel. The king refused. A hundred Gormak warriors fell on him. Twenty died before he fell. The king sent my husband's head back to Voss-Ka. Just as Valen-Da foresaw."
A Voss male joined the Voss commandos, the military organization of his species on their homeworld of Voss, sometime before the Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. He also married a woman named Tala-Reh. At some point before the year 3641 BBY, the Voss Mystic Valen-Da experienced a vision of Tala-Reh's husband and met with the man to explain the prophecy. In Valen-Da's vision, the commando would be killed by Jokull, the king of the hostile Gormak species with which the Voss shared their homeworld, and Jokull would send the fallen warrior's head back to the city of Voss-Ka.
Despite the knowledge that he would die in the process, the commando followed Valen-Da's instructions and traveled to the Gormak city of Gorma-Koss alone, where he came before Jokull and challenged him to a duel. Jokull refused and ordered a hundred of his Gormak warriors to attack the Voss, but the commando fought back and slew twenty of his attackers before he himself was killed. Just as in Valen-Da's vision, Jokull cut off the man's head and sent it back to Voss-Ka. The commando's sacrifice greatly inspired the Voss people, and many joined the ranks of the commandos—including his wife, Tala-Reh, who became a commando and served Valen-Da as his protector. Many songs and poems were written in the man's honor, and Tala-Reh later recited one such poem to the Jedi Knight known as the Hero of Tython when the Jedi's prowess in battle reminded her of her husband.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "You remind me of him. Strong. Fierce. An instrument of Mystic will."
- ―Tala-Reh, to the Hero of Tython
A steadfastly loyal commando, Tala-Reh's husband was more than willing to lay down his life in the service of the Mystics. Even though he knew he would die in the process, the commando carried out Valen-Da's instructions and challenged Jokull to a duel. Tala-Reh remembered her husband as a strong and fierce warrior, and his sacrifice inspired her to join the commandos herself.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Tala-Reh's husband was first mentioned in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a video game released by BioWare and LucasArts in 2011, during the Jedi Knight class mission "Vault of the Gormak King" on Voss.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First mentioned)
Notes and references[edit | edit source]
- Star Wars: The Old Republic—Jedi Knight Mission: "Vault of the Gormak King" on Voss
- 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