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The black death
Horell
Physical description
Species

Human[1]

Gender

Male[1]

Hair color

Black[1]

Eye color

Green[1]

Skin color

Fair[1]

Chronological and political information
Era(s)

Old Republic era[1]

Affiliation

Czerka Corporation[1]

"Stop this nonsense at once! What do you think you're doing, blasting my droids? I'm a senior administrator of Czerka Corporation."
―The Black Death[src]

Horell, nicknamed The Black Death by the inhabitants of Nal Hutta, was a male Human who worked for the Czerka Corporation during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and resurgent Sith Empire. In 3643 BBY, he held the job of senior administrator within the company and took a vacation to the planet Hutta. On Hutta, he began hunting the native Evocii species for sport, earning himself his nickname among the Evocii due to the color of his hunting gear. A Twi'lek named Var'soonta, who traded salvage to the Evocii, asked an Imperial-aligned individual to persuade Horell to stop killing his customers, and the individual found the Black Death's speeder and destroyed several of his droids. When the hunter confronted the individual, however, he was able to bribe them to leave him alone.

BiographyEdit

"There's some crazy rich guy running around shooting Evocii. Big pain in the neck."
―Var'soonta[src]

Horell was a male Human senior administrator of Czerka Corporation who lived during the Cold War between the Galactic Republic and the resurgent Sith Empire.[1] During the war, in 3643 BBY[2], he took a vacation to the planet Nal Hutta,[1] the adopted homeworld of Hutt species.[3] On Hutta, he began hunting the native Evocii species for sport, earning himself the name "Black Death" among his prey due to the black hunting gear he wore. He hunted in the swamps close to an Evocii work camp near Jiguuna,[1] an industrial town controlled by a Hutt crime lord named Suudaa Nem'ro.[4] Whilst hunting, the administrator traveled in a speeder with a number of hunting droids, whom he left to guard his speeder whilst he hunted. Initially, the Black Death only hunted rebellious Evocii, but soon turned to killing any he could find, including those from the work camp. From each Evocii he killed, he took their ears and teeth as trophies.[1]

Black Death speeder and droids

The Black Death's speeder and droids

A Twi'lek salvage dealer called Var'soonta, who ran a store in the work camp, offered to pay an Imperial-aligned individual visiting the shop to persuade the Black Death to stop killing Evocii, as it was bad for his business. The individual found the hunter's speeder[1] and destroyed at least six of his droids,[5] drawing his attention. The Black Death rushed to the speeder to stop the individual from destroying any more of his property. Outraged, he demanded to know what the individual wanted and when they claimed to be there to stop him killing Evocii, he refused to believe them, claiming no one cared enough about the Evocii to do so. He then offered to pay the individual to leave him alone so he could continue to hunt, which the individual accepted. The administrator paid the individual 122 credits as well as a Nal Hutta commendation and some gear, after which the individual left and the hunter returned to hunting.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

"We both know Evocii are no better than akk dogs. So stop pretending this is about them."
―The Black Death[src]

The Black Death considered the Evocii he hunted to be equivalent to non-sentient species such as Akk dogs,[1] which could also be found in Nal Hutta's swamps.[6] Due to this, he had no moral issue with hunting them and did not believe that any other being could possibly have one either. He was greatly angered by the destruction of his property, but chose to pay those responsible to leave him alone rather than attack them. He was reasonably cowardly and, if threatened with physical violence, was quick to surrender. He also held great respect and fear for Nem'ro the Hutt. The Black Death had pale skin, black hair and green eyes.[1]

EquipmentEdit

"You're looking for a vehicle out in the swamps, surrounded by security droids. The Black Death guy doesn't like visitors."
―Var'soonta[src]

The Black Death owned a number of hunting droids, which he took with him whilst he hunted, to guard a speeder he owned and used for transport in the swamps of Hutta. Whilst hunting, he wore black and yellow hunting gear and carried a Blaster rifle on his back.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

"I will cease my holiday immediately and pack up my camp site at once. Please give Nem'ro my apologies."
―The Black Death's dialogue if the player persuades him to stop hunting.[src]

The Black Death first appeared in the video game Star Wars: The Old Republic released by BioWare in 2011. He appears on the planet Nal Hutta, the starting planet for players of the Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent classes, where he is involved in the quest "Trophy Hunter", in which player is asked to stop him from hunting Evocii. The player has the "dark side" option of accepting credits to leave the hunter alone, or the "light side" option of refusing his money. If they choose the "light side" option, they are given another choice, to kill him as a "dark side" option or to tell him Nem'ro is angry with him, causing him to flee the planet, as a "light side" option. This article assumes the player chose the first "dark side" option, as only players of the Bounty Hunter and Imperial Agent class can take this quest and both are Imperials, assumed to have full "dark side" alignment.

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Notes and referencesEdit

  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 1.13 1.14 1.15 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Mission: "Trophy Hunter" on Hutta
  2. Using comments and information from Star Wars: The Old Republic 2: The Lost Suns, Part 2, The Last Battle of Colonel Jace Malcom, and The Old Republic: Annihilation, it is possible to place the events of the Prologue and Act I for the Jedi Knight, Smuggler, and Trooper classes in Star Wars: The Old Republic in 3643 BBY, the general events of Act II in 3642 BBY, and the events of Act III for all classes in 3641 BBY.
  3. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Hutta"
  4. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Jiguuna"
  5. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Bonus Mission: "Hunting Party" on Hutta
  6. Star Wars: The Old Republic

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