Tanner Helton was a male Alliance SpecForce urban guerrilla and smuggler. Ebenn Q3 Baobab once provided Tanner with funds to smuggle medical supplies past Imperial blockades and into the Outer Rim, though Baobab oddly claimed that the funds were for deceased Supreme Chancellor Valorum to assist the defunct Galactic Republic. This was likely as a result of the dementia he was suffering at the time.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Benton was a non-player character in the 2003 video game Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game developed by Sony Online Entertainment and published by LucasArts. The game was shut down on December 15, 2011. Due to the nature of many older quests in Star Wars Galaxies, the species, gender, and appearance of Tanner Helton changed each time a player performed this quest. Therefore, it is impossible to verify the canonical species of Helton. However, the quest dialogue given by Baobab indicated that Tanner Helton was a male. Although not mentioned in the quest dialogue, examining Helton consistently identified him as an Alliance SpecForce urban guerrilla.