"The Migrant Merchants' Guild is dug in hard. Gonna be a while before we push them out."
―Winborn on CSF's efforts to eliminate the Migrant Merchants' Guild[src]

Winborn was a Human male police officer with the Coruscant Security Force during the Great Galactic War and Cold War era. Living on Coruscant, he eventually attained the police rank of captain but also served as the Coruscant Security Chief. In 3643 BBY, Coruscant Senator and government leader, Vanara Kayl, ordered Winborn to oust the Migrant Merchants' Guild criminal gang from Coruscant's Old Galactic Market sector. During the fighting Winborn was made aware of a terrorist plot by the Guild to disable the skylanes around the Senate Building which would have killed hundreds. With the help of a Republic individual, the attack was stopped.


"We're not trained to fight an army of killers. These gangsters are smart—organized. Clearly trained offworld. They'll kill thousands. Might even destroy the Senate Tower."
―Winborn discussing the Migrant Merchants' Guild[src]

Winborn was a Human male who lived on Coruscant and served as police officer with the Coruscant Security Force. He had attained the rank of captain by the end of the Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. During the Cold War, Winborn also served as the Security Chief under the command of Coruscant's senator and government leader, Vanara Kayl.[1]

Winborn issues orders during the attack in the Old Galactic Market

Around 3643 BBY,[2] Winborn led an attack on the Migrant Merchants' Guild criminal gang who had taken control of the Old Galactic Market sector. At the time of the attack, the Guild was initiating a terrorist plot by attempting to hack into Coruscant's secure skylane infrastructure in order to disrupt it and cause thousands of speeders to fall on the Senate Building. Senator Kayl sent a Republic individual to assist Winborn in stopping the terrorist attack.[1]

While fighting Guild members and securing the skylane speeder access points, the Republic individual discovered a recording of Senator Kayl making a deal with the Guild for money to aid her election campaign. When the deal fell through, Kayl had ordered the CSF to evict the Guild which had led to them planning the terrorist attack. Winborn asked that the Republic individual confront the Senator as he did not want to be responsible for the end of her career. The individual did so and Senator Kayl agreed to inform the Galactic Senate of the deal, after which, she resigned.[1]

Personality and traits[]

"I'm not destroying the reputation of Coruscant's most popular politician. Take the recording, I don't want it."
―Winborn giving the recording of Senator Kayl to a Republic individual[src]

Winborn had light skin with brown hair and green eyes. He led the CSF and his men with a sense of command and authority. However, he felt out of his depth with anything involving major politics. The constant fighting and lack of resources had also left him embittered though he doggedly continued doing his job. For Winborn, Senator Kayl was a bright spot of hope for Coruscant's rebuilding efforts. Even with knowing what she had done, Winborn refused to be responsible for destroying her career.[1]

Behind the scenes[]

Winborn appears in the "Crisis in Galactic City" mission of Star Wars: The Old Republic, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game (MMORPG) by BioWare released on December 20, 2011. Any Republic player can undertake a mission for Senator Vanara Kayl to assist Winborn in stopping the terrorist attack. Through the course of the mission, the character discovers a recording of Senator Kayl, which the character can then choose whether or not to bring to the attention of Winborn. The character can then later choose to destroy the recording or not. Destroying it gives the character Dark Side points.[1] Winborn was voiced by actor Gideon Emery.[3]



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 SWTOR mini.png Star Wars: The Old Republic—Mission: "Crisis in Galactic City" on Coruscant
  2. 2.0 2.1 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 the Prologue and Act I for all classes can be assumed to occur in 3643 BBY.
  3. IMDb favicon.png Star Wars: The Old Republic at the Internet Movie Database
  4. Republic Commando: Triple Zero