During the Empire Day festivities of 1 ABY, he resided in the Imperial Fortress on Yavin 4. It was here that he served as an assistant technician to a Rebel spy named Tellulon. Arlo was starting to have second thoughts about the Empire, wondering if it was he was truly serving the morally just faction. Tellulon suggested to an unknown Rebel that he attempt to persuade Arlo to defect to the Alliance. Arlo listened to the Rebel's wisdom, and finally made the decision to leave the Empire and join the Rebellion.
Behind the scenesEdit
Arlo, was a Non-Player Character (NPC) in the MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies. During the Empire Day live event from June 29, 2005 to July 11, 2005 he could be found in the Imperial Fortress. He was part of a quest titled, "Happy Empire Day," where Rebels had to persuade him to join the Rebellion. Only by being respectful to the Imperial, would Arlo be willing to defect. If the Rebel player chose to be sarcastic or rude to the Imperial, Arlo would decline joining the Alliance, and the player could not complete the quest 100%.
A known depiction of Arlo shows him as an Imperial officer with a reddish-brown beard, amber eyes, and fair skin, as generated under the fifth of six possible Imperial officer spawn templates. While it is possible that this is the actual appearance of Arlo, some NPCs associated with the 2005 Empire Day event were randomly generated, making it impossible to say with certainty.
- Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided (First appearance) (Empire Day Event 2005)