- "Ummm... sorry. I -um- had to use the 'fresher. I'm leaving right now to get her."
- ―Spacer to Aaph Koden
Refresher, sometimes though rarely called bathrooms or rest rooms, were rooms intended for the purpose of washing, bathing and releasing bodily wastes. Refreshers were known to contain any of the following fixtures: a shower—or sonic shower, sanisteam or turboshower—a bath—or sonic bath or ripple bath—a faucet and sink, effluvial rinser, toilet, and sanitizer. They came in various configurations, from small freshers for starships, to large ornate rooms in private residences. The temperature of the refresher was usually adjustable. Some refreshers contained privacy screens.
The term refresher is alternatively used to describe a toilet alone, rather than the whole washroom.
Behind the scenesEdit
Refreshers don't appear in the apartments and houses explored in games, such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Star Wars Galaxies. This is, of course, game mechanics, although there are exceptions. Star Wars: Bounty Hunter shows one in the animal herder's apartment on Outland Station. A public 'fresher can be visited by Kyle Katarn in Star Wars: Dark Forces, where he can surprise stormtroopers and mercenaries standing with their back to him along a line of urinals on Fuel Station Ergo. In Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords, a datapad can be found in a refresher that belonged to Sien, the Mine Foreman at the Peragus Mining Facility. If played, Coorta's voice can be heard saying, "And shut that damn datapad off and throw it down the refresher."