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- "I don't know why this Jedi's been interfering with my operations - or what happened to the bounty hunter who's supposed to keep him out of my fur!- but it ends here!"
- ―Akris Ur'etu gives orders to his men
Akris Ur'etu was a wealthy male Bothan crime lord who, at a relatively young age, became head of the criminal organization known as the Skar'kla Consortium. The consortium had several Hutt rivals, one of whom arranged for an enforcer to dress as a Jedi and interfere with Skar'kla operations before hunting down and killing the Bothan without anyone suspecting the Hutts. Akris hired the Duros Bounty hunter Cad Bane to stop the imposter; Bane, however, allowed the hunter to find and kill Akris using a gas emitter designed to mimic Force talents.
- "Look, I don't know what grudge you have against my organisation, but I'm sure there's some arrangement that we can... glrk..."
- ―Akris Ur'etu's last words.
Akris Ur'etu was a male Bothan crime lord who gained control of the criminal syndicate known as the Skar'kla Consortium at a fairly young age. Whilst he controlled the consortium, several Hutts attempted to take over portions of its territory. Shortly before the Clone Wars, one of the Hutts hired an enforcer to kill Akris whilst disguised as a Jedi so as to draw suspicion away from the Hutt and onto the Jedi Order.
The Jedi imposter first interfered in a number of Skar'kla operations which caused Akris to hire the Duros bounty hunter Cad Bane to kill whom he believed was a real Jedi. The imposter, however, tracked down the Bothan to a Skar'kla base and attacked him there. Akris managed to take cover inside the building with a number of thugs and sealed it's blast doors. The Jedi, however, cut through them with a stolen lightsaber and killed several thugs with a thermal detonator before finishing off the rest with the lightsaber.
While the imposter and thugs fought, Akris managed to escape through a hidden passageway concealed behind his Greel wood desk. The passage lead to the base's security center where he was greated by his Weequay security chief. The pair prepared to battle the imposter but the enforcer used a mono-filament cable with a magnetic grapple to pull the crime lord's hold-out blaster from his grasp, as though using the Force, and then used it to shoot and kill the Weequay. Akris attempted to plead for his life, but the imposter released gas from an emitter on his wrist, which began to choke the Bothan, although to the crime lord it seemed as though he was using the Force to accomplish this. Cad Bane, who had been watching the entire encounter from afar, then arrived in the security centre but, to Akris' horror, told the imposter he could finish his job and allowed the Bothan to choke to death.
- "All right. Then here's the deal, son. I took Ur'etu's job—that's killing you, in case you weren't sure - because I figured taking down a Jedi would garner some attention."
- ―Cad Bane after allowing his former employer to be killed
Bane had only taken the job from Akris due to his interest in the Jedi imposter's equipment. He quickly defeated the imposter in combat and made an agreement with him, allowing him to live if he would show the Duros how to make each piece of equipment. Bane also demanded that the imposter allow him to turn in the bounty on Akris, as it would be high, and he desired the reputation boost that would come with it.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "Blast doors down! Blast doors down!"
- ―Akris' terrifed command as the imposter pursued him
Akris was scared greatly of the Jedi whilst he was being pursued and could not conceal it from his men due to the fact that his gray and brown fur stood on end and his voice changed pitch whenever he felt fear. Whilst being chased, he swore continuously in Bothese and once the imposter corned him he begged to make an arrangement with him to spare his life. Akris' fear was replaced by anger on occasion; first at the Jedi as he attempted to enter the compound, then at the ineptitude of his Weequay security chief and finally as he died at Cad Bane for letting him be killed.
Behind the scenesEdit
Akris Ur'etu first appeared in the short story Reputation, written by Ari Marmell and drawn by Thomas Hodges which was published in Star Wars Insider 136 in 2012. The story states that he has shadow gray colored fur although in both illustrations of him it appears brown