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"Karsim, Naja, Eckerd… that whole squad has simply vanished."
―Sergeant Rusk[src]

Naja was a soldier who served in the Republic Army during the Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire. Naja was later recruited into a black ops program run by the Army's Republic Special Forces Division, becoming a member of the assassination squad known as the Surgeons. However, the squad was eventually convicted of war crimes and imprisoned on the planet Berrun after it started hunting the families of enemy targets.

BiographyEdit

"They were good soldiers. Far better than any of the others I've had under my command."
―Sergeant Rusk[src]

A soldier in the Republic Army during the Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire,[1] Naja[3] served in a squad under the command of the Chagrian Sergeant Fideltin Rusk. The squad's first mission was to free several Republic prisoners of war from an Imperial outpost; however, intelligence on the mission was bad, forcing the squad to fight through more enemy forces than it expected. Despite its disadvantage, the squad was able to rescue all of the prisoners and escape with heavy injuries but no fatalities.[1] In the years following that mission, Naja was among the squad members who were recruited into the Republic Special Forces Division's black ops program, and the squad—which included fellow veterans Karsim and Eckerd—was tasked by General Elin Garza with the assassination of Imperial leaders. The squad, which became known as the "Surgeons," soon began to go after its targets' families. When this came to light, Naja and the others were arrested for war crimes and imprisoned in a detention center on the planet Berrun with life sentences.[2]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Good soldiers know what acceptable targets are. This wouldn't have happened on my watch."
―Sergeant Rusk[src]

A loyal soldier, Naja's time in the Special Forces black ops program turned the trooper into a killer who no longer respected the moral code of warfare. Sergeant Rusk was disturbed to learn that his former squad mates had crossed the line and targeted women and children, and was disappointed that Naja and the others—whom he had considered the best soldiers to ever serve under him—had changed so much.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

Naja was first mentioned by the Jedi Knight companion character Fideltin Rusk in Star Wars: The Old Republic, a 2011 video game released by BioWare and LucasArts. While Rusk's squad is first mentioned in the conversation "Bad Intel,"[1] Karsim, Naja, and Eckerd are not named until the conversation "Vanished,"[3] and the later conversation "The Surgeons" reveals their fate and imprisonment, though none of the conversations specify the soldiers' species or gender. At one point in the game's development, Naja was intended to appear either in person or in a conversation, as the soldier is listed in The Old Republic's NPC files.[2]

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Conversation with Sergeant Rusk: "Bad Intel"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Conversation with Sergeant Rusk: "The Surgeons"
  3. 3.0 3.1 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Conversation with Sergeant Rusk: "Vanished"

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