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- "My trigger finger needs some exercise"
- ―The Bounty Hunter
Entering the HuntEdit
During the Cold War, the bounty hunter Braden found a young, talented Hunter whom he took in as his protege. Arriving on Nal Hutta, the Hunter was introduced to the others of Braden's team: Mako and Jory. Braden planned on getting his protege into the Great Hunt, a competition held for hunters across the galaxy. There were two ways to gain sponsorship, either to become a Mandalorian, which would take too much time, or if the Hunter gained the favour of Nem'ro the Hutt.
After the Hunter faced and killed a Corellian fugitive named Vexx, the Hunter and Mako return to discover Braden and Jory murdered. Examining the holorecording, they learn that a disgraced Mandalorian named Tarro Blood had an accomplice kill them, depriving them of the support needed to enter the Great Hunt. While the Hunter went to speak with Nem'ro, Mako gave Jory and Braden a proper burial. Nem'ro requested that the Hunter kill an Evocii named Huttsbane. The Hunter complied with the order, killing the Evocii and his clan and bringing Nem'ro his head. Mako reported to the Hunter that she had been followed by a man in a bone mask. The Hunter warned her to be cautious.
After accepting payment from a Twi'lek named Juda, the Hunter accepted the next bounty, one for a man named Yalt, one of Nem'ro's former accountants. The Hunter tracked Yalt to the Rust Yards and cornered him. Though Yalt begged for mercy, even offering a bribe, the Hunter declined, killing Yalt and taking the man's head to his wife.
Upon returning to Nem'ro's throne room, the Hunter was engaged by a Rodian bounty hunter named Nails, who had been hired by Tarro Blood. The Hunter threatened Nails, but she declined the chance to leave, and was killed by the Hunter. The Hunter then confirmed their kill with Nem'ro, who asked him to go kill his beast keeper. This turned out to be a trick—the keeper released a series of beasts upon the Hunter, who killed them all. The keeper then attacked the Hunter, and was killed.
Nem'ro told the Hunter then that he had already sponsored someone for the Great Hunt–a Trandoshan named Rarsk. The Hunter was angered by this and set out to Fa'athra the Hutt's palace to engage Rarsk. Mako insisted she go with the Hunter, and the Hunter agreed. The two set out for Fa'athra's palace and found Rarsk's bounty, a Republic scientist named Albea. When Rarsk entered the palace, the Hunter and Mako killed him and took the token. Then the Hunter took in Albea for the bounty, which Mako argued against.
Returning to Nem'ro, they found the bone-masked man that had been following Mako, and learned that he was actually a Great Hunt representative named Grataa. He accepted the Hunter into the Great Hunt, and Mako and the Hunter were allowed to travel to Dromund Kaas to enter the melee that would decide who entered the Hunt.
The Hunter managed to win sponsorship from Nem'ro despite proxies sent by Blood.
Arriving on Dromund Kaas, capital of the Sith Empire, the Hunter and Mako met up with their contact at the Mandalorian Enclave, Crysta Markon, who sent them on bounties across the planet to earn a spot in the final melee. But again, Blood continued to interfere by dispatching freelance Imperial mercenaries and later claimed that the Hunter died within the Dark Temple. Ultimately, the Hunter managed to win the final melee and became a Great Hunt competitor. Blood attempted to denounce the Hunter but the Huntsmaster had already made his decision. Enraged that he could not get his enemy disqualified, Blood promised to see the Hunter dead.
The Great HuntEdit
Crysta then instructed the Hunter to steal a D5-Mantis Patrol Craft from the spaceport, but Blood had alerted the port authorities to the upcoming theft. But not even that could stop the Hunter, who killed the Imperials and the ship's Neimoidian owner.
The first Hunt target for the Hunter was Admiral Ivernus on Balmorra, an important Imperial official who never leaves his ship. However, Mako was able to determine a weak link through Major Pirell, who looking for help. But upon disembarking, they was accosted by Vexx's siblings, who were told by Blood that the Hunter shot Vexx in the back and killed Braden when he discovered the Hunter's "crime". The Hunter was able to convince the two that Tarro was deceiving them.
The Hunter soon met with Pirell, who was looking to discredit his superior and gain the favour of Ivernus. He had the Hunter run jobs across Balmorra to that effort, ultimately succeeding in bringing Ivernus away from the protection of his warship. But much to Pirell's surprise, Ivernus was looking to execute him for his incompetence, before Pirell's Cathar slave was revealed to be a rival bounty hunter after Ivernus. The Hunter is able to kill both the rival and Ivernus at the same time. The Hunter also chose to spare Pirell, considering his cowardice. The Imperial promised to put all the blame on the Cathar.
The second target was a private security consultant and assassin called the Eidolon, who was an avid Republic supporter, on Nar Shaddaa. The Hunter and Mako got in contact with Geleren, a Twi'lek slaver, and Mako's old friend Anuli, who assisted them in sabotaging Eidolon Security. Unfortunately, the Eidolon retaliated, killing both Geleren and Anuli before facing the Hunter to a duel. The latter prevailed. Despite the Hutt Cartel was offering a significant sum for the live capture of the Eidolon, the Zabrak pleaded to be granted a mercy killing, rather than be subjected to the mercies of the Hutts. The Hunter granted his wish.
The Hunter was soon called upon by Assistant Huntsmaster Lek to retrieve a list of Great Hunt targets being auctioned on Hutta. The Hunter managed to interrupt the auction and retrieved the list, as well as learning that Blood had leaked the list.
Sands of TatooineEdit
The next target was a Devaronian fugitive named Tyresius Lokai, who ran afoul of many criminal cartels. Unfortunately, Tyresius was tipped off by Blood and was shot down over Tatooine. The Hunter eventually cornered the sly Devaronian at his ship. Tyresius offered a compromise: the Hunter can shoot a double, which could fool even Lek, and Tyresius can work for the Hunter under a new pseudonym, Gault Rennow. The Hunter accepted.
The Durasteel DukeEdit
The fourth target was Duke Corwin, aka the Durasteel Duke. The Hunter sought out the assistance of the House of Girard in tracking down Corwin, ultimately cornering the Duke at an Organa estate. But much to the Hunter's surprise, Corwin was discovered to be dead and his sister was posing as him. The Organas then handed over Corwin's body.
Return to Nar ShaddaaEdit
The Hunter was soon contacted by Hedarr Soongh, a previous Champion of the Great Hunt, who informed the Hunter that Blood's allies are gathering on Nar Shaddaa to discuss how to deal with the Hunter. The Hunter and Mako came face-to-face with Braden's murderer, and, with Soongh's supervision, engaged in an honourable death duel that the Hunter won. Unfortunately, the other Mandalorians refused Soongh's demand to let the Hunter finish the Great Hunt in peace, and shot the elderly man in the chest. After the Hunter finished off the rest of Blood's lackeys, with his dying breath, Soongh pleaded the Hunter not to let the Mandalorian fall off the path of honor.
The final roundEdit
The last target of the Great Hunt was Jedi Master Kellian Jarro, who was renowned for the most Mandalorian kills during the Sacking of Coruscant. Crysta instructed the Hunter to eliminate Jarro and disable the Republic cruiser Aurora's hyperdrive output regulator, which would cause the ship to be destroyed once it jumps to hyperspace. She also let slip that Blood is already on his way to taking on Jarro.
The Hunter located the Aurora was the Hunter's ship was caught in a tractor beam. Meeting with a Republic security team, the Hunter learned that Blood was captured by Jarro and convinced him that the Hunter was his accomplice. The Hunter refused to be taken into custody and fought through the ship, before finding Blood in the brig. Blood demanded that he be released so they can settle their feud, claiming that it's what both Soongh and Braden would've wanted. Mako retorted that Braden would've wanted to see Blood just as he is, undeserving of an honourable death. The Hunter agreed to leave Blood in his cell and walked away, ignoring the screams of the pathetic former Mandalorian.
The Hunter came face-to-face with Jarro on the bridge, who then attempted to use a mind trick to subdue the Hunter just as he did Blood, but found that his opponent had a much stronger will. The Jedi then attempted reasoning, stating that there's no profit in revenge but the Hunter wouldn't back down. After the Hunter killed Jarro, his Padawan Thendys Noori encouraged the Hunter to kill her as well but the Hunter decided to spare her, though it may be a decision to be regretted.
After narrowly escaping the Aurora's destruction, the victorious Hunter returned to Dromund Kaas and was proclaimed a Grand Champion of the Great Hunt.
Grand Champion of the Great HuntEdit
None too soon, the Hunter was summoned to Mandalore the Vindicated's flagship, the Spirit of Vengeance. Mandalore commended the Hunter for such honorable actions during the Great Hunt. He then tasked the Hunter to slay a Sithspawn on Dromund Kaas and bring back a piece of it as a trophy.
Returning to the Sith homeworld, the Hunter found a Mandalorian brigade camped outside the beast's cave. Though they warned that no Mandalorian has survived an encounter with the Sithspawn, the Hunter ventured inside. After a long and vigorous fight, the Hunter managed to slay the beast, much to the surprise of the Mandalorians.
Returning to the Spirit of Vengeance, the Hunter presented the trophy to Mandalore. Mandalore then revealed this was all a test to see if the Hunter could become a Mandalorian. His reasoning was with the Sith calling on him to fight more wars, he needed a Mandalorian among the Grand Champions. The Hunter accepted membership into his clan. The Hunter and Mandalore then feasted in celebration alongside the other Champions, Bloodworthy, Jewl'a Nightbringer and the Defenestrator.
After becoming a Mandalorian, the Champion then went to Taris to deal with his next bounty, the father of Torian Cadera.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "The less time you and trouble spend time together, the better."
"You've got a marvelously camouflaged sense of humor, you know that?"
- ―The Great Champion and Gault Rennow
The Champion, like many other Bounty Hunters, was a gruff, and unpredictable character. There seemed to be no consistancy in his hunting tactics, sometimes he would take his quarry alive, other times kill them on the spot, and on occasion he would accept bribes or some other unorthodox action. He used an extensive array of weapons, such as Wrist rockets, Flamethrowers, Blaster pistols, explosive and electronic darts, Jetpack rockets, and many other weapons.
Behind the scenesEdit
This article represents the character story of the bounty hunter player class in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a video game from LucasArts and BioWare. As a result of being player determined, no canonical description of this individual is currently available; therefore, the article presents the subject's gender as neutral.
According to Hall Hood, the writer in charge of maintaining consistency throughout the Republic storylines, the decision to make the Bounty Hunter an Imperial class was inspired by Boba Fett's employment by the Galactic Empire in the original trilogy.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ J.W. Hollis (2012-08-22). TORWars Podcast #98: Our Interview with BioWare's Hall Hood (MP3). TORWars. Retrieved on August 22, 2012.
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