"Who or what are the Ur'kossags?"
"A gang. Named themselves after a Huttese word for… you don't want to know."
―Carsen to her Master[src]

The Ur'kossags were a criminal gang on the moon Nar Shaddaa during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the reconstituted Sith Empire. Named after a word from the Huttese language, the Ur'kossags robbed and killed alien refugees in the Network Access sector, but the Force-sensitive Human girl Kira Carsen stood up to the gang in defense of her friends[1] sometime between 36533645 BBY.[2] The group attempted to recruit Carsen, asking her to kill a rival gangster, but the teenage refugee refused and killed the criminals instead, ending the threat to her friends. However, Carsen's attack gave the refugees a fearsome reputation, and the group found it difficult to acquire supplies in the years afterwards. Carsen later learned of this when she and her Jedi Master visited the refugees to deliver relief supplies[1] in 3643 BBY,[2] but she did not regret her actions.[1]

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The Ur'Kossags were first mentioned on the Holonet section of the official site for the BioWare video game Star Wars: The Old Republic, in the entry for the Jedi Knight class' companion character Kira Carsen, though they were not named until the conversation "The Merciful One" in the game itself.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Conversation with Kira Carsen: "The Merciful One"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Conversation with Kira Carsen: "Escaping Korriban" establishes that Kira Carsen arrived on Nar Shaddaa at age ten and left eight years later. 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. From this, dates of 3653 BBY and 3645 BBY can be determined for Carsen's time on the moon.
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