Wikia

Wookieepedia

Labor Pains

Talk9
121,944pages on
this wiki
Labor Pains
"Labor Pains"
Attribution information
Author(s)

John Jackson Miller

Illustrator(s)

Pablo Hidalgo

Publication information
Publisher

StarWars.com

Release date

April 9, 2008

Published in

Star Wars Hyperspace

Pages

5

Chronological information
Era

Old Republic era

Timeline

3963 BBY

Preceded by

A Tale from the Dark Side

Followed by

Interference

"Labor Pains" is a short story by John Jackson Miller with illustrations by Pablo Hidalgo, that was originally exclusive to Hyperspace. It focuses on Marn Hierogryph on Ralltiir, and it set in between Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 12: Reunion, Part 2 and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 13: Days of Fear, Part 1. On October 1, 2012, it was republished on Suvudu, a subsidiary website of Random House publishing.

Plot summaryEdit

Labor Pains is a monologue told from the point-of-view of the Snivvian Marn Hierogryph, a con-artist. This story is a spinoff of John Jackson Miller's Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic comic series. While on Taris, Hierogryph's criminal activities had drawn the attention of the Tarisian authorities who sought the help of the Jedi Order, who had a presence on that ecumenopolis world. The local Jedi authorities dispatched the Jedi Padawan Zayne Carrick to apprehend Hierogryph but the crafty Snivvian succeeded in eluding the young Jedi on several occasions. Finally, Carrick succeeded in apprehending the Snivvian con artist. However, Carrick was then framed by the Jedi Covenant for the murder of his fellow Padawans and forced to go into hiding. The two former enemies were forced to join forces as they traveled across the galaxy, eluding the Jedi and Republic authorities.

Eventually, Marn Hierogryph and Zayne Carrick's travels brought them to the Core World of Ralltiir. Using his new self-styled status as a "crime lord," Hierogryph intended to fleece what he dubbed "Stupid People." Collecting piles of what he called "junk" from their starship The Last Resort, Hierogryph and Carrick soldered together pieces of miscellaneous machinery, in the hope of selling them as statuary works of mechanical art. Heading to the Obohn Gallery of the Industrial Aesthetic, Hierogryph negotiated with the curators, Dremullar Obohn di Garthos, and a Rodian by the name of "Father." Claiming that the machinery was the work of Ineas Tikartine, Hierogryph initially failed to convince his marks, but Carrick was able to use a Jedi mind trick on them.

Before Hierogryph could collect the money, however, Vandrayk barged into the gallery, demanding that the Snivvian return his machinery. Di Garthos did not tolerate the rowdy arguing in his gallery, and so set his Wookiee guards after the trio. Luckily for Hierogryph, though, he incorrectly assumed that Vandrayk was Tikartine, and that the creator of the artworks was aware that his work was stolen, which made the pieces more valuable. He paid Hierogryph double the Snivvian's original price. Carrick was displeased with the fact that he had aided in conning an innocent Muun, but Hierogryph was now able to further his plans.

AppearancesEdit

By type 
Characters Creatures Droid models Events Locations
Organizations and titles Sentient species Vehicles and vessels Weapons and technology Miscellanea

Characters

Creatures

Events

Locations

Organizations and titles

Sentient species

Vehicles and vessels

Weapons and technology

Miscellanea


External linksEdit


Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
0 · 1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5 · 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10
11 · 12 · 13 · 14 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20
21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 26 · 27 · 28 · 29 · 30
31 · 32 · 33 · 34 · 35 · 36 · 37 · 38 · 39 · 40
41 · 42 · 43 · 44 · 45 · 46 · 47 · 48 · 49 · 50
Handbook
Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic: War
1 · 2 · 3 · 4 · 5
Story arcs
Commencement · Flashpoint · Reunion · Days of Fear · Nights of Anger
Daze of Hate · Knights of Suffering · Vector · Exalted · Vindication
Prophet Motive · Dueling Ambitions · The Reaping · Destroyer · Demon
News organs
 Taris Holofeed · The Admiral's List · Adascorp Fiscal Period Financial Report and Outlook 
The Adjudicator · Galactic Republic Defense Ministry Daily Brief KD0092
Short stories
Labor Pains · Interference · The Secret Journal of Doctor Demagol
Trade paperbacks
Volume 1 · Volume 2 · Volume 3 · Volume 4 · Volume 5
Volume 6 · Volume 7 · Volume 8 · Volume 9 · Volume 10
Omnibus: Volume 1 · Volume 2 · Volume 3
[edit]
The Knights of the Old Republic metaseries
Video game series
Knights of the Old Republic · The Sith Lords
Comics
Knights of the Old Republic · Shadows and Light · Unseen, Unheard · War
Short stories
Labor Pains · Interference · The Secret Journal of Doctor Demagol
Guides
KotOR Strategy Guide · TSL Strategy Guide · Chronicles
Handbook · Campaign Guide
Canceled
Knights of the Old Republic 3
[edit]
In other languages

Around Wikia's network

Random Wiki