- "We're used to chemical spills, supply shortages, and blackouts, but Sith? What did we ever do to them?"
- ―Tsuusha to the Barsen'thor.
Tsuusha was a male Selkath who served as the head researcher for the Rift Alliance at Attis Station on the planet Quesh. During the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the resurgent Sith Empire, the station was attacked by the latter, and it was only through the means of the Barsen'thor of the Jedi Order that Tsuusha was saved.
- "Thank the progenitor. I thought we were finished."
- ―The Selkath researcher to the Barsen'thor.
During the Cold War the secessionist movement within the Republic known as the Rift Alliance established a secret research facility on the planet Quesh, called Attis Station. As Manaan was a member of this alliance, several Selkath scientists came to Quesh to contribute their expertise, chief of whom was Tsuusha. He headed several projects that utilized the Venenit queshaaga which included a classified weapons program, and medical research program. Attis Station was discovered and attacked, however, by Sith warriors from the Sith Empire and communications with the Rift Alliance were lost. In response, the Rift Alliance sent the Republic's Jedi ambassador, the Barsen'thor, to investigate the matter.
The Jedi managed to enter the lock-down station, and made short work of the Sith forces that were trying to kill the remaining scientists. Eventually the Barsen'thor made its way to the sealed room, and upon entering it, a holocall came through on the Holocomm in the room. A Sith Lord named Kyrus spoke with the Jedi, trying to entice him, but failed and ended the transmission.
The Selkath Researcher had not realized that the person was a Jedi, so he pleaded for his life when the person approached him and his colleagues. The Barsen'thor corrected him, to which the Researcher exclaimed relief. The Selkath vented his frustration of the unsolicited attack from the Sith, and thanked the Jedi for saving them. As the Jedi was about to leave, the researcher stopped him and said that they would like to help him giving the Jedi their latest discovery of any research field. Although most of their equipment had been destroyed, they could continue one of their big projects, either the classified weapons program or the breakthrough in medical technology. The Barsen'thor would make the choice, though personally the Tsuusha thought that the medical research was more worthwhile as it could save a lot of lives as well as the Barsen'thor's. One of the Jedi's companions then contacted the Jedi and informed them that the station was free from the Sith now. The Selkath researcher then bid the Jedi farewell and said that they will be in touch. He first had to tend to his colleagues, but they would soon be back to work.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "I have to take care of my colleagues, but we'll soon be back to work."
- ―Tsuusha researcher to the Barsen'thor.
Tsuusha was seemingly a hard and devout worker for his cause with the Rift Alliance, as was evident with his eagerness to get back to work after the attack by the resurgent Sith Empire. He also seemed to care for others as he was horrified by the killing the Sith had done.
Behind the scenesEdit
Tsuusha was created for Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game released by BioWare on December 20, 2011. The Selkath was found in a rescue mission called ”Atiss Station” in the Consular class' main quest line. Although his NPC name said "Researcher", his name was revealed in a message sent to the player afterwards.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)