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"Code red! Code red! We've been hit by an AP missile! A shoulder-launcher from somewhere in the village! Everyone hold on—"
―The APC driver, just before his death[src]

An APC driver served in the Army of the Galactic Republic during the Cold War with the Sith Empire. In 3643 BBY, the driver was stationed on the planet Ord Mantell as part of the Republic forces deployed in the Separatist War against a group of Separatists intent on overthrowing Ord Mantell's government. During his time on the world, he was assigned to transport a group of Republic troopers to Fort Garnik, a Republic stronghold on the island of Avilatan. However, the driver was killed by armor-piercing missiles fired by a group of Separatists as he piloted his APC walker past the small settlement of Drelliad village.

Biography[edit | edit source]

"Shame about the driver, though. Poor guy never had a chance."
―Lieutenant Bex Kolos, on the death of the APC driver[src]

A Human male served the Army of the Galactic Republic as a Manka-class armored transport, or APC, driver during the Cold War between the Republic and the Sith Empire.[2] In the year 3643 BBY,[1] during a conflict[2] known as the Separatist War,[3] which was fought between the Republic and a group of Separatists attempting to overthrow the planet Ord Mantell's government, the driver was stationed on Avilatan, an island on the planet. During his time on Ord Mantell, he was tasked with transporting a group of six Republic troopers, including Lieutenant Bex Kolos and a new recruit of the Republic Special Forces unit known as Havoc Squad, from a landing pad to the Republic stronghold of Fort Garnik in a Republic APC walker.[2]

As he drove the vehicle past Drelliad village, a small settlement near the fort, the driver used the walker's sensors to determine that there was a large amount of fighting around the village and that the Separatists were close to taking it. Shortly after the driver informed Lieutenant Kolos of the situation over the comm system, the APC was attacked by a group of Separatists in the village who hit the walker with two shoulder-launched armor-piercing missiles. The second missile hit the cockpit, killing the driver, and, although none of the other troopers were killed, the APC was damaged beyond repair. However, while Kolos attempted to repair the APC, the Havoc Squad recruit was able to successfully destroy the Separatist missile stockpile inside the village and get to Fort Garnik.[2]

Personality and traits[edit | edit source]

"Approaching Drelliad village, sir. Scopes show small-arms fire and enemy movements in all quarters. Separatists are definitely moving on the objective."
―The APC driver, informing Lieutenant Kolos of the situation around Drelliad Village[src]

The APC driver was skilled enough as a pilot to operate a Republic APC walker, although he was unable to evade the missiles fired at his vehicle. He had brown eyes, fair skin, and brown hair. His uniform included a gray helmet that left his face exposed.[2]

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The Republic APC driver makes his first appearance in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a 2011 MMORPG produced by BioWare. He only appears in the opening sequence of the class story for players of the Trooper class, which is part of the quest "Hit the Ground Running."[2]

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Notes and references[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 SWTOR mini.png STAR WARS: The Old Republic - Question ! :) - Page 3 on The Old Republic's official website (backup link) places 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 SWTOR mini.png Forums: Dear Story Team, What Year Are We Currently In? on The Old Republic's official website (backup link), 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.
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Trooper Mission: "Hit the Ground Running" on Ord Mantell
  3. SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old RepublicDate night from Doc identfied the war as the "Separatist War."
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