3956 BBY, Taris
|Chronological and political information|
- "Working for Davik was like driving a spike through the side of your head…Sure you get something new in there, but in the end, you've lost something as well."
- ―Canderous Ordo
Davik Kang was a male Human crime-lord and long-time member of the Exchange, an interstellar criminal syndicate that was active during the era of the Jedi Civil War. By the time of the war's height, he was the head of Exchange operations on the Outer Rim world of Taris, where he kept his estate.
It was implied by Zelka Forn's assistant that Kang originally grew up in the Lower City and lived in poverty along with the non-Humans, unlike most Humans of Taris. He had a large majority of non-Human bounty hunters, most notably Rodians. At some point he became the leader of the Exchange on Taris. After he came to power he became owner of the Ebon Hawk.
As the Exchange leader on TarisEdit
Kang employed dozens of mercenaries and enforcers to keep Taris under his unofficial control, most notably the former Mandalorian Canderous Ordo and the bounty hunter Calo Nord. Kang collected the stuffed heads of ferocious creatures hunted and killed by Nord, but his most prized possession was his smuggling vessel, the Ebon Hawk. Kang resented the Sith presence on Taris because their planet-wide blockade had halted his inter-galactic operations, but he knew well enough to avoid bothering them.
During the Sith occupationEdit
After rescuing Bastila Shan from the Black Vulkars, the former Dark Lord of the Sith, Revan (whose identity was secret) was approached by Ordo, who offered Revan the chance to leave Taris, provided he could retrieve the necessary planetary launch codes from a nearby Sith military base. Revan agreed to steal the codes in return for Ordo convincing Kang to hire Revan as another mercenary. The situation was beneficial for both Revan and Ordo, and the two worked together to steal the Ebon Hawk. Revan and his companions made their escape while his former apprentice, Darth Malak, began bombarding the city into dust from orbit.
- "Damn those Sith, they're bombing the whole planet! I knew they'd turn on us sooner or…well, look what we got here! Thieves in the hangar."
- ―Davik Kang
Outraged at the treachery of both Canderous Ordo and Revan, Kang and Calo Nord attempted to stop Revan from stealing his ship; however, they underestimated the amnesiac Dark Lord and Kang was killed. Nord, realizing he was outgunned, pulled out a thermal detonator and hoped he would take Revan and his friends with him. When Kang's estate was again directly hit by Malak's laser blasts, the hangar nearly collapsed, trapping Nord under the wreckage. He escaped to attack Revan again later but, Davik's estate along with the rest of Taris was destroyed by the orbital bombardment.
Kang's powerful battle suit was a legend in itself. Rumor had it that it was so incredible, being light and flexible yet extremely durable, that Kang decided to kill the ingenious technician who constructed it, assuring that no one had a suit of a similar design. He also possessed a prototype visor that gave the wearer improved facility with blasters. The crime lord was eventually stripped of these items by Revan before the Ebon Hawk escaped from the collapsing city-planet.
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- The Old Republic: Revan (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords (Mentioned only)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (Codex entry)
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Handbook
- Roleplaying Game: Saga Edition Core Rulebook
- Knights of the Old Republic Campaign Guide
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